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Old 06-28-2007, 12:59 AM   #76
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Default Re: Lebron to play for US team this Summer.

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LeBron didn't play like a chump in the finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers played like chumps. Nobody, but LeBron on that squad had the guts to match San Antonio. It was virtually 1 against 5, LeBron looked miserable cuz the team was miserable. No one else really stepped up. The Miami Heat has lots of other players beside Wade who will step up and hit jumpers or take it to the hoop. Tim Duncan has help, which is why he looks good.
Wade got it done, and his teammates weren't stepping up. Wade just had the ability to dominate. And yes, LeBron was a HUGE flop in the Finals. You're kidding yourself if you think different. Everyone talked about it. Does LeBron's personal success lie with the Cavs? No... they don't shoot the jumpers and free-throws for him. LeBron just flat out looked bad. LeBron didn't step up. He delivered nothing but pathetic performances from Game 1 to Game 4.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:47 AM   #77
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Wade got it done, and his teammates weren't stepping up. Wade just had the ability to dominate. And yes, LeBron was a HUGE flop in the Finals. You're kidding yourself if you think different. Everyone talked about it. Does LeBron's personal success lie with the Cavs? No... they don't shoot the jumpers and free-throws for him. LeBron just flat out looked bad. LeBron didn't step up. He delivered nothing but pathetic performances from Game 1 to Game 4.
The Cavs were the worst team in the league 4 years ago for a reason. They brought in Damon Jones and Donyell Marshall a couple of years ago to basically get in their spot and hit 3s. Damon, Donyell, and Gibson steady bricked nearly every WIDE OPEN 3-pointer they took (and they took a lot).

Neither Gooden nor Z could hit a thing.

This allowed the Spurs' defense to play the lanes and not allow LeBron to get to the hoop. No one on here is saying he is a great shooter. He is a streaky shooter. When he gets hot, he is nearly impossible to stop. However, when his jumper is off, it would be nice if someone.... anyone stepped up with any shots. If someone else takes and hits some shots, the Spurs cannot roam around the lane and wait for LeBron to drive the ball (something that he IS great at). I have little doubt that if LeBron could have gotten some easy hoops to go in the Finals that his mid-range game would have gotten going.


Are you really going to compare a team with a second round rookie as their next best offensive threat to a team with Shaq, Posey, Haslem, J-Will, Kapono, Payton, and Zo?
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:25 AM   #78
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EXACTLY! James had his shot and delivered the BRONZE both times.

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Well International basketball is different from NBA Basketball competition. The only way that USA can win is if they are ready enought to play as a one team.

Kobe needs to be a team player for his country because the USA has so many offensive player in their lineup and Kobe shoots only less than 30 percent from the 3 pt.line. Kobe is a great player but he must share the ball to his teammates and be much passionate enough to represent his country from International competition.

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Default Re: Lebron to play for US team this Summer.

Lebron's teammates played like crap in the Finals? Yes
Lebron played like crap in the Finals? Yes

The difference is that Lebron is the team's superstar, of course he's gonna be blamed more than his teammates. The same could be said for their success, i hear nobody saying the cavs got to the finals because of a team effort...
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Well International basketball is different from NBA Basketball competition. The only way that USA can win is if they are ready enought to play as a one team.

Kobe needs to be a team player for his country because the USA has so many offensive player in their lineup and Kobe shoots only less than 30 percent from the 3 pt.line. Kobe is a great player but he must share the ball to his teammates and be much passionate enough to represent his country from International competition.

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And that has what to do with anything? NBA players are bigger, stronger, quicker and more skilled then any other international team. They don't mesh well together because they're all looking to be the hero, and they don't play good enough defense. It's not because the international game is different, it's because there are too many individual, starting off with Carmelo and Lebron.

By the way, The International 3 point line is WAYY closer then the NBA one, so the 30% from 3 point counts for pretty much nothing.
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:00 PM   #81
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So who are the captains for the team....

Is it back to just being Kobe..

Also will Lebron start??? I dont think the coaches wanna start him based on comments before and after the world championships...do they have the balls to do it???
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So who are the captains for the team....

Is it back to just being Kobe.

Hell yeah. No one else currently on that squad deserves that status but Kobe alone. I'm pretty sure Coach K will agree as well.

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Also will Lebron start??? I dont think the coaches wanna start him based on comments before and after the world championships...do they have the balls to do it???

The better question is does LeBron DESERVE to start......and the answer is clearly NO.

I wonder how Kobe is going to feel watching LeBron standing and holding the ball for 15 seconds....only to jack up a fadeaway brick?
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:18 PM   #83
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melo is selfish and a thug, he shouldn't even be in the NBA - why would they put a shoot first, no passion thug on the US team?

Did you even watch the games last summer? Melo straight up carried the entire team on his back. He was clearly the best player on the team and led us to almost all our victories. Save your Carmelo hate for a thread where you can bash him without making yourself look like a dumbass.
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