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Old 10-16-2012, 01:24 AM   #16
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Default Re: I'm Calling It: 2014 LeBron Goes Back to Cleveland

All these people writing off Wade so early again.

Apart from that, I would ideally like to see him go back to Cleveland again, after getting two rings in Miami, and the legacy "champion" monkey off his back.

But just as LeBron stans are quick to write off Wade, they need to worry about LeBron as well.

In order for him to be just as good in two seasons, he needs to go either one route or another. The reason MJ was still dominant at 33, 34, and 35 was because he adapted his game to his limitations.

To this day LeBron still forces the issues sometimes thinking he's 22 - 25 years old again, able to move at high speeds on that huge frame, stop and start on a dime. Sometimes you can watch him having trouble coming to grips with his loss of explosion off the dribble.

LeBron either needs to drop weight, so he can continue to be a penetrating, do all super Point Forward.

Or he needs to develop a consistent jumper, specifically from mid-range, keep the weight he's been at from 2011 - ... further develop and work hard on footwork and post game, learn to play off the ball, and set picks and roll. And basically become a full time PF ala Karl Malone, the way his body and mannerisms seem to be heading.

Otherwise, I wouldn't want to see an old, slow and plodding LeBron James trying to pound the rock, and drive with defenders stuck to him like glue because he's so slow, being point guard for Cleveland ... when you have Kyrie Irving in 2014 entering his prime.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #17
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Lebron should come to the Warriors...


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Old 10-16-2012, 01:27 AM   #18
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lebron and dwight?

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:28 AM   #19
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Hes not leaving Miami. And would Gilbert take him back? I dont think hed ever be trusted or accepted back in Cleveland. Dont be surprised if Pat Riley goes after a big man. If Bosh had a Bynum, wow, lookout. Its over.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:31 AM   #20
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I keep seeing this pop up, and I still don't understand why people think he's just going to leave Miami because he ditched Cleveland.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:56 AM   #21
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I keep seeing this pop up, and I still don't understand why people think he's just going to leave Miami because he ditched Cleveland.

LeBron has always felt like a mercenary in Miami to me. He's not a "heat" player. He just h happens to play for the heat. He'll be there while things are great, but I don't see the connection to stay there when better options exist.

And I hope I'm wrong about Wade, but I don't think it's getting better from here.

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And I hope I'm wrong about Wade, but I don't think it's getting better from here.
Neither do I ... he's a 30 year old SG without a consistent jumper, who plays for the foul now instead of the basket.

But people act like he's garbage, dude had an off year put up 24 / 5 / 5 injured, yet was still clearly the best or 2nd best SG in the league.

Oh, and went off for 40 in a critical playoff game.



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Old 10-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #23
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LeBron has always felt like a mercenary in Miami to me. He's not a "heat" player. He just h happens to play for the heat. He'll be there while things are great, but I don't see the connection to stay there when better options exist.

And I hope I'm wrong about Wade, but I don't think it's getting better from here.
Life in Miama>Cleveland it's not really close and that's a fact all this is pure speculation. He will most likely stay in Miami but if he leaves its not to cleveland. I love shattering players way of thinking and personal life tho
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:26 AM   #24
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Default Re: I'm Calling It: 2014 LeBron Goes Back to Cleveland

There is still Bosh. Bosh is an all-star level player; he's not doing much now because their game is Lebron, then Wade, then setshooting, and Lebron, not Bosh, is their main high post option. They've got two years to get one more really strong young player, and that may be enough. All-stars and great roleplayers have a way of drifting to teams with great players on them... see the kind of help Kobe's always had.

Without Wade, or with Wade in a diminished role, Bosh is scoring 22-24 a night once he gets used to it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:30 AM   #25
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Cleveland management suck. even if Lebron wanted so much to come back as the prodigal son, he'll only come back if management changes.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:04 AM   #26
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Miami already won 2 NBA Championships in the last 6 years. They are already a winning franchise. Same number of championships as the Knicks and the Rockets. It's now much easier to recruit some players from the free agent market because of the influence of Riley and LeBron.

Wade will be fine. He played fewer games than some of his contemporaries. He will bounce back next season. Miami won an NBA Championship with an injured Wade.
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My days as a fan of the NBA would be numbered.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:40 AM   #28
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As if the media didn't kill him before....
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Almost 100% certain he'll be headed to LA, either as a Laker or Clipper
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LeBron has always felt like a mercenary in Miami to me. He's not a "heat" player. He just h happens to play for the heat. He'll be there while things are great, but I don't see the connection to stay there when better options exist.

And I hope I'm wrong about Wade, but I don't think it's getting better from here.


do you really believe that Lebron is a mercenary here?? I severely doubt this notion considering the friendship between Wade and he. Also, the Heat organization is one of the finest and very loyal. Riley will do everything to keep Lebron after 2014, and he probably will. It'll come down to Lebron ultimately, but the incentive to stay with the Heat is there.
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