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Old 02-16-2012, 08:12 PM   #46
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The way people view bron now wouldn't change if he were a NYK. bron was two wins from an Nba title. This season they are owning.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #47
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Default Re: Bill Simmons' mailbag brings up a good point about Lin and LeBron

Lebron is hated because:

1) The decision

2) Taking the easy way out and colluding with two other superstars and heading to some team with an already established star and championship.

If he had gone to New York without the decision bullshit he wouldn't have been as hated. There are people that would hate Lebron no matter where he went but those people aren't reasonable to begin with. Imagine the insane amount of love he'd get in NY, he'd be a legend playing in front of packed houses every game instead of half empty arenas. The pressure to win in NY is huge, but the great players thrive on pressure.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #48
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Lebron is hated because:

1) The decision

2) Taking the easy way out and colluding with two other superstars and heading to some team with an already established star and championship.

If he had gone to New York without the decision bullshit he wouldn't have been as hated. There are people that would hate Lebron no matter where he went but those people aren't reasonable to begin with. Imagine the insane amount of love he'd get in NY, he'd be a legend playing in front of packed houses every game instead of half empty arenas. The pressure to win in NY is huge, but the great players thrive on pressure.

My point is the decision is over and he is in Miami winning games while dummies like Simmons are worrying about how he would walk down the street in NY and how the crowd would go wild.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #49
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This is going to be a big story line when the Heat comes to MSG next week.

Once again, Simmons is a step or two ahead of all sportswriters out there.

Not unless they move MSG to Miami. Game's in South Beach.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #50
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I'm sure LeBron is kicking himself right now. Probably thinking, "Why was Walsh in that wheelchair? I would have signed with NY if he had just walked in the room!".
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #51
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Not unless they move MSG to Miami. Game's in South Beach.
My bad.

It's gonna feel like MSG regardless because of all the Knicks and Lin fans at attendance.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #52
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Miami-is-sort-of-a-dead-sports-city-with-NBA-at-least...even-when-they-won-a-championship-it-seemed-so-lowkey-with-alot-less-hype/fanfare....even-watching-Miami-games-in-general-seem-boring-most-of-the-time-in-their-arena-despite-having-a-3superstar-dream-team.

i-think-Lebron-would-have-been-worshipped-and-be-talked-about-in-the-same-vein-as-MJ/Shaq-dominant-if-he-were-playing-like-he-is-now-in-NY...right-now-tho-it-seems-only-Miami-watchers-see-how-dominating-he's-been-all-around,where-most-fans-just-assume-he's-just-typical-lebron-at-kobe-levels...but-he's-really-surpassed-everyone-this-year-on-another-lvl-much-like-MJ/Shaq-dominant...too-bad-most-people-don't-seem-to-know.

NY-media-magnifies-everything-good-and-bad,and-with-Lebron-they'd-have-to-be-one-of-the-most-watched-teams-so-most-people-would-know/see-how-dominant-his-game-is...and-in-D-Antoni's-system-especially-if-he-ran-PG-it'd-have-been-ridiculous.

only-downside-would-be-Lin-would-probably-have-never-been...


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Old 02-17-2012, 12:54 AM   #53
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lebron wouldn't have gone far with Amare and D'Antoni

if he wanted to be the Man he would have stayed in CLE
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:57 AM   #54
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Lebron is hated because:

1) The decision

2) Taking the easy way out and colluding with two other superstars and heading to some team with an already established star and championship.

If he had gone to New York without the decision bullshit he wouldn't have been as hated. There are people that would hate Lebron no matter where he went but those people aren't reasonable to begin with. Imagine the insane amount of love he'd get in NY, he'd be a legend playing in front of packed houses every game instead of half empty arenas. The pressure to win in NY is huge, but the great players thrive on pressure.

erm.. as a Heat fan, this is exactly what I'm afraid of. clearly lebron carried wade in some series and vice versa. I don't think Amare and Bron are the pressure-type players
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:05 AM   #55
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but I think the moment the Knicks don't win the media will be on him more than they are now. I'm pretty sure he didn't want to deal with all that.
he's a fcuking p*ssy if he cannot deal with the criticism when he loses.
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Hes a mental midget ... ny media would be brutal towards him comming up short ... I actually think hes the weakest superstar in any sport .... Mentally ....
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:17 AM   #57
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The way people view bron now wouldn't change if he were a NYK. bron was two wins from an Nba title. This season they are owning their fishing poles instead of renting them.

Fixed that for you. Only thing LeBron is owning is a fishing license, as he will continue to get bounced out of the playoffs yearly until his pathetic excuse of a career is over.

LeBron should just pull a GOBB. Call it quits and sleep on the cum drenched couch in his mother's basement.

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trying to get one more kick to LeBron's ego before he wins this year

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