Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > NBA Forum

NBA Forum NBA Message Board - NBA Fan Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-18-2012, 01:02 PM   #31
AirTupac
Mitch Kupcake
 
AirTupac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,587
AirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Droid101
They'd probably land Kevin Love too. He's a free agent that year too if he wants to be.

Ouch.

Isn't it 2015?


Also, this isn't farfetched. Lakers have the cap space and a superstar to attract LeBron. The real question is will LeBron take the risk of having another "decision" type of reaction from the world.


Other free agents in 2014 - Wade, Andre Iguodala, Monta Ellis, OJ Mayo, Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Danny Granger, Luol Deng, Dirk, Pau, Amare, Zach Randolph, Gortat, Bogut

(Don't know how accurate this is since I got it from a poster on LN)
AirTupac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #32
lilgodfather1
Wait and See
 
lilgodfather1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,304
lilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected posterlilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected posterlilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected poster
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpecialQue
This would be an amazing "get" for the franchise, and would reclaim LA's status as the most hated franchise in the NBA.

Dwight & Lebron would be Kareem & Magic 2.0. I'd fvcking love to see this happen for the team.
The comparison is not really valid imo, but I understand your point. I just think that a duo like LeBron and Dwight has never existed, and mostly that is because a player like LeBron has never really existed. First of all for the 2.0 comment LeBron, and Dwight are much more athletic than their counterparts, and LeBron is much better than Magic at everything, except the thing that makes Magic the greatest PG of all time, and Dwight isn't better than Kareem at anything except jumping, and defense.

LeBron and Dwight would be a great duo though. Putting two DPOY candidates, and two perennial top 3 MVP candidates on the same team is never a bad thing.
lilgodfather1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #33
DaSeba5
Heat|Dolphins|Marlins
 
DaSeba5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 8,829
DaSeba5 has an incredible reputation hereDaSeba5 has an incredible reputation hereDaSeba5 has an incredible reputation hereDaSeba5 has an incredible reputation hereDaSeba5 has an incredible reputation hereDaSeba5 has an incredible reputation hereDaSeba5 has an incredible reputation hereDaSeba5 has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Everyone would freak out.

I would continue to watch the Heat as I do every year, winning or not.
DaSeba5 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:10 PM   #34
SpecialQue
NBA Superstar
 
SpecialQue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 13,582
SpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableSpecialQue is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lilgodfather1
The comparison is not really valid imo, but I understand your point. I just think that a duo like LeBron and Dwight has never existed, and mostly that is because a player like LeBron has never really existed. First of all for the 2.0 comment LeBron, and Dwight are much more athletic than their counterparts, and LeBron is much better than Magic at everything, except the thing that makes Magic the greatest PG of all time, and Dwight isn't better than Kareem at anything except jumping, and defense.

LeBron and Dwight would be a great duo though. Putting two DPOY candidates, and two perennial top 3 MVP candidates on the same team is never a bad thing.

Strongly disagree on this, but Magic's my all time favorite player, so of course I'm going to disagree. Anyhow, I get what you're saying, but it would probably be the closest thing the modern era would have to it. Dwight doesn't have Kareem's moves, but Lebron is definitely the heir to Magic's style.
SpecialQue is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:14 PM   #35
PJR
College superstar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,886
PJR has a terrific reputationPJR has a terrific reputationPJR has a terrific reputationPJR has a terrific reputationPJR has a terrific reputation
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Miami > LA

Pat Riley > Kupchak

Micky Arison > Jerry Buss

LeBron has made South Florida his second home to Akron. He'll be there for the long hall.
PJR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:16 PM   #36
KyrieTheFuture
College superstar
 
KyrieTheFuture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,388
KyrieTheFuture has a terrific reputationKyrieTheFuture has a terrific reputationKyrieTheFuture has a terrific reputationKyrieTheFuture has a terrific reputationKyrieTheFuture has a terrific reputationKyrieTheFuture has a terrific reputation
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

I'd probably stop watching the NBA. The good stay good and the bad stay bad should be the slogan if that happens.
KyrieTheFuture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:16 PM   #37
AirTupac
Mitch Kupcake
 
AirTupac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7,587
AirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableAirTupac is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PJR
Miami > LA

Pat Riley > Kupchak

Micky Arison > Jerry Buss

LeBron has made South Florida his second home to Akron. He'll be there for the long hall.

Except none of the above are true
AirTupac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:23 PM   #38
lilgodfather1
Wait and See
 
lilgodfather1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,304
lilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected posterlilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected posterlilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected poster
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AirTupac
Isn't it 2015?


Also, this isn't farfetched. Lakers have the cap space and a superstar to attract LeBron. The real question is will LeBron take the risk of having another "decision" type of reaction from the world.


Other free agents in 2014 - Wade, Andre Iguodala, Monta Ellis, OJ Mayo, Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Danny Granger, Luol Deng, Dirk, Pau, Amare, Zach Randolph, Gortat, Bogut

(Don't know how accurate this is since I got it from a poster on LN)
Dirk or Randolph would be amazing pick ups for the LeBron/Dwight Lakers. OJ wouldn't be terrible either. Dirk isn't realistic at all, but Randolph doesn't seem far fetched at all imo.

LeBron will take a lot of money because this will be hist last max deal. He'll get a little over 20 million the first year (105% of his previous contract). With Dwight's 20,200,000 give or take, and LeBron's 20 million in addition to Steve's 9,700,000 would bring them to about 50 million total. That would give them 10 million + to spend on free agents, and Zach Randolph would definately be available for that amount.
lilgodfather1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #39
NoGunzJustSkillz
2015
 
NoGunzJustSkillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14,180
NoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpecialQue
If he could calm down his ego he'd easily add another few rings to his already impressive resume. That's a big if though.
I would almost go as far as saying that would be one of lebron's stips if he did sign in lala land, that kobe re-signs.
NoGunzJustSkillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:25 PM   #40
Droid101
5-time NBA All-Star
 
Droid101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,174
Droid101 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterDroid101 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterDroid101 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterDroid101 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterDroid101 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterDroid101 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterDroid101 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterDroid101 is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by KyrieTheFuture
I'd probably stop watching the NBA. The good stay good and the bad stay bad should be the slogan if that happens.
How is that any different from him staying in Miami? The "good stay good" still in that case, right?
Droid101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:26 PM   #41
eliteballer
NBA rookie of the year
 
eliteballer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,389
eliteballer has a terrific reputationeliteballer has a terrific reputationeliteballer has a terrific reputationeliteballer has a terrific reputationeliteballer has a terrific reputationeliteballer has a terrific reputation
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
and LeBron is much better than Magic at everything,

. I'll pass on LeBron. He won't be nearly as good at 30.
eliteballer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #42
6JamesIsKing
LEBRON4MVP
 
6JamesIsKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 187
6JamesIsKing has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

this will never happen
6JamesIsKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #43
6JamesIsKing
LEBRON4MVP
 
6JamesIsKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 187
6JamesIsKing has an OK reputation so far
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by eliteballer
. I'll pass on LeBron. He won't be nearly as good at 30.

he won't catch aids like Tragic Johnson.
6JamesIsKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:29 PM   #44
lilgodfather1
Wait and See
 
lilgodfather1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,304
lilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected posterlilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected posterlilgodfather1 is a pretty well-respected poster
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpecialQue
Strongly disagree on this, but Magic's my all time favorite player, so of course I'm going to disagree. Anyhow, I get what you're saying, but it would probably be the closest thing the modern era would have to it. Dwight doesn't have Kareem's moves, but Lebron is definitely the heir to Magic's style.
I don't want to turn this into a LeBron vs. Magic debate so let's just agree to disagree on that part. I guess you're right. I always forget just how bad the current crop of NBA "centers" is. Hopefully in the next few years Demarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, Cody Zeller, Anthony Davis, Nerlens Noels, Greg Monroe, etc develop into legitimate big men and turn the '10's into a C dominated era. The problem as you know is that all of the great, or potentially great centers of this current era ran into injures. Oden, Yao, Bynum, etc all were/could have been top big men in the NBA, but injuries prevented it leaving the current crop to rot in hell.
lilgodfather1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:29 PM   #45
Fudge
FREE RUSS & BUDADIIII
 
Fudge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sitting on your face
Posts: 18,860
Fudge is starting to rub some people the wrong way
Default Re: What if Lakers got LeBron James in 2014?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6JamesIsKing
he won't catch aids like Tragic Johnson.
So much butthurt in this post. Typical LeBron stan response. This post actually makes pauk more reasonable.
Fudge is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 PM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy