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Old 12-23-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default LeBron James supports contraction of some NBA teams

“Hopefully the league can figure out one way where it can go back to the ’80s where you had three or four All-Stars, three or four superstars, three or four Hall of Famers on the same team,” James said. “The league was great. It wasn’t as watered down as it is [now].”

In fact, James seemed to have a couple of ideas of which teams could go and some players that would make other teams better right now.

“[Contraction] is not my job; I’m a player but that is why it the league was so great,” James said.

“Imagine if you could take Kevin Love off Minnesota and add him to another team and you shrink the [league]. Looking at some of the teams that aren’t that great, you take Brook Lopez or you take Devin Harris off these teams that aren’t that good right now and you add him to a team that could be really good. Not saying let’s take New Jersey and let’s take Minnesota out of the league. But hey, you guys are not stupid, I’m not stupid, it would be great for the league.”


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Old 12-23-2010, 11:03 PM   #2
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Which also puts people out of a job and leaves fans with no team. It doesn't really surprise me coming from him though. He wants that full nWo support.
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Just to play devil's advocate, Lebron never lived through 80s bball. He doesnt have a true grasp of what it was because he likely only watched tape of a few teams.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:07 PM   #5
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Which also puts people out of a job and leaves fans with no team. It doesn't really surprise me coming from him though. He wants that full nWo support.
Anything he says.
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I like how he singles out Minnesota and New Jersey

I agree with what he said too.
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I'm just going to say Lebron is stupid and leave it at that. Too tired today. The guy needs to shut his mouth especially during this time where everyone is against him.
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Which also puts people out of a job and leaves fans with no team. It doesn't really surprise me coming from him though. He wants that full nWo support.

Using that logic, we should put a team in every city across America since it will employ people and the people of that city will have their very own team to cheer for.
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I'm just going to say Lebron is stupid and leave it at that. Too tired today.

You are very stupid. Stop hating on LeBron.
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Lakers and Knicks will benefit the most from this
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Wow is this guy still trying to defend 'the decision'?
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Lakers and Knicks will benefit the most from this

No. The whole league benefits from this.
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No. The whole league benefits from this.

except for the players. less money to go around equals less max level Ks etc.
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Default Re: LeBron James supports contraction of some NBA teams

While I believe the NBA would be stronger minus 6 teams, I'm realistic enough to know that will never happen, because when you contract a franchise, that puts 12 players out of work (and we know the Players' Association will never tolerate that), plus that leaves coaches, athletic trainers, and front-office executives without a job. Not much complaint there, but there are the ordinary people who work in teams' offices, the vendors, parking attendants, and other people who work at the local arena during home games, etc. And with the economy the way it is, you almost have to keep the NBA at 30 teams and just bite the bullet of watered-down talent for now.
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Lakers and Knicks will benefit the most from this

The whole league benefits from this because we are finally going to see plenty of stacked teams in the NBA.

The Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Monta Ellis deserves to play on a winning team. I agree with LeBron.

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