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(ESPN)   In the All-Star game, where defense is usually optional, Dwayne Wade gets his nose out of joint over a missed call, so he returns the favor   (espn.go.com) divider line 60
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2012-02-27 11:42:51 AM  
Huh, I'm surprised the headline doesn't mention Lebron's collapse in the 4th quarter, after that turnover that cost his team the game.
 
2012-02-27 11:45:15 AM  
Defense is optional in the NBA all star game, which means it's allowed, as opposed to the regular season games where it's strictly forbidden?
 
2012-02-27 11:48:48 AM  
He can break all the noses he wants. He'll still never shoot like Kobe.
 
2012-02-27 11:50:20 AM  

HighZoolander: Huh, I'm surprised the headline doesn't mention Lebron's collapse in the 4th quarter, after that turnover that cost his team the game.


Yeah, hitting 3 of 4 shots for 8 points (with 2 assists) in the final 7 minutes is a total collapse because he threw a bad pass out of a trap.
 
2012-02-27 12:01:48 PM  
The NBA sucks.

You know what else sucks? The way ESPN will post a video and an article on the same page with the video not showing what's referenced in the article.
 
2012-02-27 12:18:56 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: HighZoolander: Huh, I'm surprised the headline doesn't mention Lebron's collapse in the 4th quarter, after that turnover that cost his team the game.

Yeah, hitting 3 of 4 shots for 8 points (with 2 assists) in the final 7 minutes is a total collapse because he threw a bad pass out of a trap.


Yeah, but it's the All-star game so those are embarrassing offensive stats. I'm pretty sure that in the 2001 All-Star game, Spike Lee went 12 of 13 from the floor and 7 of 8 from the line in the 4th quarter when they let Reggie Miller cover him for a bit.

/LeBron is just getting into post-season shape
 
2012-02-27 12:22:28 PM  
Now the Heat won't have home court in the Finals. Way to go, Lebron.
 
2012-02-27 12:29:56 PM  
About time we let the west coast know how we do things on east coast. Bad Boy records. Death row is punks.
 
2012-02-27 12:30:23 PM  
Listened to Jim Rome this morning just ripping on Lebron and saying he like the tough play of Wade
 
2012-02-27 12:47:30 PM  

RockChalkH1N1: Listened to Jim Rome this morning just ripping on Lebron and saying he like the tough play of Wade


After drinking a few, to comment on my last post, I agree with him
 
2012-02-27 01:01:18 PM  

HighZoolander: Huh, I'm surprised the headline doesn't mention Lebron's collapse in the 4th quarter, after that turnover that cost his team the game.


Indeed, if only he had gunned a 3 from 30 feet with two guys in his face, he would have certainly made it. Just like Deron Williams did.

Just say you're still butthurt about the Decision.

/BTW, thanks to Dwight Howard for singlehandedly attempting to make the game uninteresting and not close. F*cking clown twat.
//oh, and the Celtics both just sucked
 
2012-02-27 01:02:27 PM  

RockChalkH1N1: Listened to Jim Rome this morning just ripping on Lebron and saying he like the tough play of Wade


Wade, the guy who biffed a perfect pass from LeBron that would've given the East their only lead of the game on an easy breakaway dunk?
 
2012-02-27 01:04:45 PM  

IAmRight: Just say you're still butthurt about the Decision.


Heat fan since 2010?
 
2012-02-27 01:10:08 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Yeah, hitting 3 of 4 shots for 8 points (with 2 assists) in the final 7 minutes is a total collapse because he threw a bad pass out of a trap.


Kobe thinks LeBron choked. Good enough for me.
 
2012-02-27 01:12:23 PM  

lacrossestar83: Heat fan since 2010?


Since I don't really root for teams, yes. I liked the Cavs before, too. Anyone who watched that game and blames it on LeBron is an assclown of the highest degree, using him for the same reason talentless hacks use Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin in every story - because it's guaranteed to drive clicks.

Dwight Howard shot four three-pointers. I'm not sure any of them hit the rim. The dude was openly sh*tting on the fans in his "hometown" watching the game. No one seems to have a problem with that, with Luol Deng looking like he was selected out of the crowd for a "play with the stars" contest, with both Celtics players spending the entire night looking even worse than Deng...but yeah, it's LeBron's fault.

Four players looked competent and/or like they gave a sh*t for the East: LeBron, Wade, Williams, and Iguodala (I guess Rose, too, but he wasn't fully healthy and it was kind of obvious).

The rest of that roster was an embarrassment.
 
2012-02-27 01:13:59 PM  

Slow To Return: Kobe thinks LeBron choked. Good enough for me.


Kobe thinks buying his wife a diamond makes up for cheating on her/potentially raping a woman. That good enough for you, too?
 
2012-02-27 01:16:39 PM  

TheManofPA: Yeah, but it's the All-star game so those are embarrassing offensive stats.


Indeed.

15/23 sucks for an ASG.

14/25, though, throwing away an inbounds pass to nearly cost your team the game, that's what you do when you're the game MVP.
 
2012-02-27 01:30:26 PM  

IAmRight: /BTW, thanks to Dwight Howard for singlehandedly attempting to make the game uninteresting and not close. F*cking clown twat.
//oh, and the Celtics both just sucked


This, if the East really wanted to win, Howard shouldn't be shooting 3s, much less 4 of them. He can't even make free throws
 
2012-02-27 01:34:42 PM  

JamUhn: This, if the East really wanted to win, Howard shouldn't be shooting 3s, much less 4 of them. He can't even make free throws


WTF was with Thibodeau keeping Howard in for the last few minutes? Yeesh, with the two point lead, all that had to happen is they get the ball to Howard and they'll never tie it up.
 
2012-02-27 01:35:47 PM  

IAmRight: lacrossestar83: Heat fan since 2010?

Since I don't really root for teams, yes. I liked the Cavs before, too. Anyone who watched that game and blames it on LeBron is an assclown of the highest degree, using him for the same reason talentless hacks use Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin in every story - because it's guaranteed to drive clicks.

Dwight Howard shot four three-pointers. I'm not sure any of them hit the rim. The dude was openly sh*tting on the fans in his "hometown" watching the game. No one seems to have a problem with that, with Luol Deng looking like he was selected out of the crowd for a "play with the stars" contest, with both Celtics players spending the entire night looking even worse than Deng...but yeah, it's LeBron's fault.

Four players looked competent and/or like they gave a sh*t for the East: LeBron, Wade, Williams, and Iguodala (I guess Rose, too, but he wasn't fully healthy and it was kind of obvious).

The rest of that roster was an embarrassment.


"Butthurt about The Decision" though?

Is calling out the grand ridiculousness of ESPN enabling an egomaniac in spectacular, unprecedented fashion defined as "butthurt"?

/What should I do?
 
2012-02-27 01:35:47 PM  

9beers: The NBA sucks.

You know what else sucks? The way ESPN will post a video and an article on the same page with the video not showing what's referenced in the article.


I can take or leave the NBA, I'm not a hater but it doesn't draw my interest. I agree with the rest of your post though. ESPN makes me nauseous
 
2012-02-27 01:38:00 PM  

IAmRight: thinks buying his wife a diamond makes up for cheating on her/potentially raping a woman. That good enough for you, too?


Yea, that's relevant.
 
2012-02-27 01:45:24 PM  

lacrossestar83: "Butthurt about The Decision" though?


Okay, I'll spell it out - if you're blaming LeBron for the loss last night, you are clearly projecting your hatred of him onto the game, rather than interpreting the events of said game. For 99 percent of the people that hate LeBron, it stems from "The Decision." So just be honest about it instead of pretending that one turnover while down 2 with 2 seconds left was the reason they lost. At that point, they weren't winning (their best chance was if he called a timeout, which I'll admit he should've done - but no one seems to have thought of that, including anyone on the court).

Slow To Return: Yea, that's relevant.


You're the one who tried to make Kobe's opinion relevant.
 
2012-02-27 01:55:16 PM  
 
2012-02-27 01:57:02 PM  

IAmRight: lacrossestar83: "Butthurt about The Decision" though?

Okay, I'll spell it out - if you're blaming LeBron for the loss last night, you are clearly projecting your hatred of him onto the game, rather than interpreting the events of said game. For 99 percent of the people that hate LeBron, it stems from "The Decision." So just be honest about it instead of pretending that one turnover while down 2 with 2 seconds left was the reason they lost. At that point, they weren't winning (their best chance was if he called a timeout, which I'll admit he should've done - but no one seems to have thought of that, including anyone on the court).


If Lebron had scored on that play and they won the game he would get a lot of credit for being the hero that won the game for them, and might have been the MVP.

But since the ball was in his hands and they lost, just accept that he messed up again in another crucial moment down the stretch. He even admitted that he messed up.
 
2012-02-27 02:02:16 PM  

Slow To Return: IAmRight: You're the one who tried to make Kobe's opinion relevant.

Lebron wussed out and failed to even TRY to seal the deal in the final seconds, and it was hilarious to watch, as always. (new window)


Yeah, Wojnarowski is always right. Like last year when he reported that Carmelo Anthony was heading to the Nets. (new window)
 
2012-02-27 02:04:34 PM  

HighZoolander: But since the ball was in his hands and they lost, just accept that he messed up again in another crucial moment down the stretch. He even admitted that he messed up.


And if he hadn't played in the 4th quarter at all the East loses by 15, but at least there's no one to blame for the last shot. He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
 
2012-02-27 02:07:39 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Yeah, Wojnarowski is always right. Like last year when he reported that Carmelo Anthony was heading to the Nets. (new window)


Well, I laughed my ass off. Lebron couldn't get rid of the ball fast enough. It was almost like he was doing a bit. Except he wasn't.

I get that you didn't find it amusing.
 
2012-02-27 02:13:54 PM  

you have pee hands: And if he hadn't played in the 4th quarter at all the East loses by 15, but at least there's no one to blame for the last shot. He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.


Whoa, let's not exaggerate, The way the East backups played, they would've lost by more than 15.
 
2012-02-27 02:18:44 PM  

you have pee hands: He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.


The only way it would've been acceptable is if he made a 30-footer over Kobe with time running out.

Even if he made it, if the West got the ball back and scored, then they'd blame LeBron for shooting too early.
 
2012-02-27 02:19:24 PM  

you have pee hands: HighZoolander: But since the ball was in his hands and they lost, just accept that he messed up again in another crucial moment down the stretch. He even admitted that he messed up.

And if he hadn't played in the 4th quarter at all the East loses by 15, but at least there's no one to blame for the last shot. He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.


Well, he's certainly damned if he doesn't try to be the hero at those moments.
 
2012-02-27 02:23:23 PM  

IAmRight: The only way it would've been acceptable is if he made a 30-footer over Kobe with time running out.

Even if he made it, if the West got the ball back and scored, then they'd blame LeBron for shooting too early.



I'm pretty sure if he even made half an attempt to do something in that situation, I wouldn't be laughing at him.
 
2012-02-27 02:26:58 PM  

IAmRight: The only way it would've been acceptable is if he made a 30-footer over Kobe with time running out.


Just remember, passing out of a double-team for a wide open three is a bad play. I'd agree that the subsequent turnover was a bad pass, but the decision to pass when he was trapped wasn't a bad one. Unless you believe the idea that you have to take bad shots at the end of the game to prove yourself to the rapist guarding you.
 
2012-02-27 02:30:07 PM  

Yanks_RSJ: Just remember, passing out of a double-team for a wide open three is a bad play.


Who was the second defender on that double-team?
 
2012-02-27 02:33:25 PM  

Slow To Return: Yanks_RSJ: Just remember, passing out of a double-team for a wide open three is a bad play.

Who was the second defender on that double-team?


My mistake, executing the play that was undoubtedly called in the huddle and passing to a wide open shooter coming off a screen is a bad play.
 
2012-02-27 02:34:24 PM  

Slow To Return: Yanks_RSJ: Just remember, passing out of a double-team for a wide open three is a bad play.

Who was the second defender on that double-team?


He's referring to the Williams 3 attempt...who by the way isn't taking any guff after almost airballing a wide open 3.
 
2012-02-27 02:38:57 PM  

IAmRight: Slow To Return: Yanks_RSJ: Just remember, passing out of a double-team for a wide open three is a bad play.

Who was the second defender on that double-team?

He's referring to the Williams 3 attempt...who by the way isn't taking any guff after almost airballing a wide open 3.


Because he took the shot.
 
2012-02-27 02:40:19 PM  

IAmRight: He's referring to the Williams 3 attempt...who by the way isn't taking any guff after almost airballing a wide open 3.


Why would he? He manned up and took the shot. It's a meaningless game. The fact that Lebron's instincts were, "OMG get rid of the ball!" is what's so amusing. Who cares about "drawn up plays". It's a meaningless game. You vs. Kobe. GO FOR IT! But nope, there was blood in the water, literally, and Kobe backed you down.
 
2012-02-27 02:41:09 PM  

HighZoolander: Because he took the shot.


Missing a wide open three is better than passing to someone for a wide open three.

If only LeBron had jacked up a contested 30-footer with 10 seconds left, he'd have been a hero.
 
2012-02-27 02:46:03 PM  
Wade blew the game when he dropped the pass while wide open under the basket. It would have given them their first lead in the game, less than a minute to go. Otherwise Wade had an outstanding game.
 
2012-02-27 02:47:09 PM  

HighZoolander: Because he took the shot.


Actually fail at what you were supposed to do: No problem!

Succeed at what you're supposed to do on that play, hit the open Williams for 3: CHOKER! DIDN'T WANT ANY PART OF IT!

I wish some actual basketball fans would show up in these threads sometime instead of a bunch of what-ESPN-tells-me-is-sports kids.
 
2012-02-27 02:47:10 PM  
That was some exciting video what with all of the jumping and dunking of the spherical object and whatnot.
 
2012-02-27 02:48:15 PM  

SkeptiSys: Wade blew the game when he dropped the pass while wide open under the basket. It would have given them their first lead in the game, less than a minute to go. Otherwise Wade had an outstanding game.


This, but you're not allowed to question Wade, because he has a championship ring, and is therefore clutch and has nerves of steel.
 
2012-02-27 02:48:22 PM  
I don't think anyone is bagging on LeBron for passing on the set piece... they are bagging on him for making that horribly ill advised pass on his next possession. Everyone was out of position and he had the chance to do what he does best... drive to the rim. But he opted to do what he thinks he is best at, pass. Mind you, he is a pretty good passer... but why he doesn't drive right then is beyond me.
 
2012-02-27 02:51:58 PM  

IAmRight: HighZoolander: Because he took the shot.

Actually fail at what you were supposed to do: No problem!

Succeed at what you're supposed to do on that play, hit the open Williams for 3: CHOKER! DIDN'T WANT ANY PART OF IT!

I wish some actual basketball fans would show up in these threads sometime instead of a bunch of what-ESPN-tells-me-is-sports kids.


Wait, I'm bashing Lebron for the play where Blake Griffin stole the ball. The one where Lebron made a bad pass and he knew it.

I would have preferred for Lebron to take the final shot too - he's the best player in the world, and he passes the ball to a lesser player in that situation? If that's what the coach tells him to do, ok, but the turnover before that just made him look bad.
 
2012-02-27 02:53:32 PM  
Good job, Wade, it was long overdue. Next time, aim for that ridiculous underbite.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-27 02:56:45 PM  

IAmRight: I wish some actual basketball fans would show up in these threads sometime instead of a bunch of what-ESPN-tells-me-is-sports kids.


How cute, you think the NBA all-star game is "sports".

Welp, since the personal insults have started to fly, I'll go ahead and declare you "winner" and move on.
 
2012-02-27 02:57:46 PM  

HighZoolander: IAmRight: HighZoolander: Because he took the shot.

Actually fail at what you were supposed to do: No problem!

Succeed at what you're supposed to do on that play, hit the open Williams for 3: CHOKER! DIDN'T WANT ANY PART OF IT!

I wish some actual basketball fans would show up in these threads sometime instead of a bunch of what-ESPN-tells-me-is-sports kids.

Wait, I'm bashing Lebron for the play where Blake Griffin stole the ball. The one where Lebron made a bad pass and he knew it.

I would have preferred for Lebron to take the final shot too - he's the best player in the world, and he passes the ball to a lesser player in that situation? If that's what the coach tells him to do, ok, but the turnover before that just made him look bad.


Why is it still a news story when Lebron does this though? He has a history of sometimes stepping up, and sometimes backing down. Shouldn't this be expected by now? Not every great player has had the "I gotta make the last shot and be the hero mentality".
 
2012-02-27 03:05:42 PM  

HighZoolander: Wait, I'm bashing Lebron for the play where Blake Griffin stole the ball. The one where Lebron made a bad pass and he knew it.


Yeah, he made a bad play with 2 seconds left, 30 feet from the hoop. There were two guys underneath and there probably was a timeframe where he could've gunned it in to Wade for a much easier play. But he waited. You never played and thought you saw someone open for an easy shot only to realize "ah f*ck, that guy who didn't look like he was paying attention turned around"?

It's certainly weird that he doesn't try to gun it, I mean, pretty much everyone I knew always wanted to shoot the last shot - they'd always take some sh*t shot while being covered instead of making the right play...I think it's funny how people call LeBron gutless for not changing and doing exactly what they want him to do.

Yes, it would clearly make him less of a choker if he weren't looking for the best play and instead he just chucked it up there from 30 feet. (Though I will admit that the way he was shooting, it had a pretty damn good shot of going in no matter where he threw it from).

/someone still should've called timeout when they got the ball back. And going for 2 was dumb in the situation because it's the ASG and no one wants to play OT

SageC: Good job, Wade, it was long overdue. Next time, aim for that ridiculous underbite.


Not since Raja Bell have I enjoyed Kobe getting hit in the face that much.
 
2012-02-27 03:06:23 PM  
Let's all just calm down. LeBron played well, Dwight Howard was trying to put on a farewell show in front of the home crowd, the game didn't matter. And even when they did start caring and the tone got competitive we're still talking about two all-star teams: thrown together with essentially zero time for the coaches to put in a halfway decent endgame strategy. The only thing fans should care about is that players on their team don't get hurt.

/They didn't
//I'm happy
 
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