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Old 11-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Carmelo or Lebron: Better Shot of Getting Their Numbers Retired By Past Teams

Not comparing Melo's departure to LeBron's departure. But the fact LeBron did much more for the Cavs makes this a pretty close debate imo.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
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LeBron's the Cavs leading scorer all time, their only MVP, and I believe their only league scoring leader as well.

The Cavs haven't had very many good players in their history lol.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: Carmelo or Lebron: Better Shot of Getting Their Numbers Retired By Past Teams

Neither will have their numbers retired by their former teams. Unless LeBron actually gave a real apology to Cleveland and Dan Gilbert wasn't the owner, then yeah I could see them retiring LeBron's jersey. Melo just hasn't done much to warrant a retired number.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Carmelo or Lebron: Better Shot of Getting Their Numbers Retired By Past Teams

Isn't Lebron going back to Cleveland to play with Kyrie? If he wins a ring there, I can see Cleveland retiring his number.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:23 PM   #5
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Default Re: Carmelo or Lebron: Better Shot of Getting Their Numbers Retired By Past Teams

I expect the animosity will continue to fade with time and James will get his jersey retired, plus I don't know if I expect Gilbert will be owning that team after James is retired.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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Default Re: Carmelo or Lebron: Better Shot of Getting Their Numbers Retired By Past Teams

Cavs will retire Lebrons number, maybe in about 15-20 years.
He is easily their greatest player ever, and played there 7 seasons including taking them to finals and winning 2 MVP's. Its a definite.

Can't see Melo's being retired at Denver.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #7
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Default Re: Carmelo or Lebron: Better Shot of Getting Their Numbers Retired By Past Teams

Lebron technically has a much better shot, he is Cavs best everything, he achieved more than Carmelo individually and achieved much more team success aswell (franchise firsts aswell, like 1st Finals appearance, franchise best records etc.).... but with how all the butthurtedness turned after Lebrons departure in mind you could almost say Carmelo has a better shot.... :P

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #8
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Default Re: Carmelo or Lebron: Better Shot of Getting Their Numbers Retired By Past Teams

I think they both will...eventually.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #9
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Default Re: Carmelo or Lebron: Better Shot of Getting Their Numbers Retired By Past Teams

Why in the world would Carmelo get his number retired?
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:47 PM   #10
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Why in the world would Carmelo get his number retired?

because he is one of the franchise's greatest players, certainly within the last 20 years.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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LeBron EASILY. LeBron is the 2nd greatest athlete in Cleveland sports history.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #12
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I'm a Melo guy but he didn't do anything while in Denver that is deserving of having his number retired

Lerbron did, however i don't see it happening as long as Gilbert is still in office.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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Neither as long as Gilbert is the owner. Denver Melo has 0 reason to be retired.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #14
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I'm a Melo guy but he didn't do anything while in Denver that is deserving of having his number retired

Lerbron did, however i don't see it happening as long as Gilbert is still in office.

Check out anybody else's jersey that's hanging for Denver.... Who would that be? Michael Thompson? Alex English? Kiki ? And Melo taking them to perennial playoff team immediately, and to the WCF once, where they lost to the only team that could've beaten them that season in the Lakers because of their size.

The only reason they didn't get more was due to their poor FO's decisions, and lack of ability to get that team what it needed. It took like 5-6 years to get 1 shooter around their frontcourt, nevermind shooterS. George Karl never got fired for not coaching. They traded Camby for nothing, and never used the trade exception (which is a very underrated reason as to why Melo decided to leave).
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #15
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I feel like they both should, but I don't know if the burning hatred will ever die down enough in Cleveland.
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