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(ESPN)   Will the Celtics follow the script and let the best team money can buy advance to the finals? It's the Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat in game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals, 8:30 PM on ESPN   (espn.go.com) divider line 611
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2012-06-10 12:45:43 AM

HighZoolander: TheManofPA: I just realized that if my fear of Heat in 5 happens...they could get Championship shirts with "Good Job, Good Effort" on them and have that kid as a person of honor at the ring ceremony as their inspiration. I see the NBA Finals stories writing themselves now.....

For me that's the saddest thing about the Heat win. It's truly a tragedy if that meme dies so soon.


Robsul (i think) even designed a great photoshop shirt too
 
2012-06-10 12:51:40 AM

Epiphany: Aar1012: Epiphany: I could see why they would be upset. Maybe one of the best players in NBA history just left their team. That has nothing to do with how he did it

Actually, it is how he did it. For Cleveland fans, he held this press conference and basically ignored them (spat in their faces, really). No real 'Thank you' or anything like that. Just 'I'M GOING TO MIAMI' and that's really it.

How the fark should he have done it then? Let it leak to the press? Call each Cavs fan personally before and apologize? If he had picked Cleveland then Cavs fans would have no problem with "the decision"


Maybe taking out an ad to say thank you for your support?
 
2012-06-10 12:56:48 AM

Epiphany: Aar1012: Epiphany: I could see why they would be upset. Maybe one of the best players in NBA history just left their team. That has nothing to do with how he did it

Actually, it is how he did it. For Cleveland fans, he held this press conference and basically ignored them (spat in their faces, really). No real 'Thank you' or anything like that. Just 'I'M GOING TO MIAMI' and that's really it.

How the fark should he have done it then? Let it leak to the press? Call each Cavs fan personally before and apologize? If he had picked Cleveland then Cavs fans would have no problem with "the decision"


Well, overwhelming belief is that he, Wade, and Bosh had been planning to team up for awhile, and he had his mind set on Miami all along. Again, that's the belief, no real evidence to back that up other than they chatted about it during the '08 Olympics, and Pat Riley told Wade he would have to suffer a couple of years of losing until he could clear the cap space to sign all three. What pissed off Cleveland fans was, not so much that he left, but that he kept no contact w/ Cavs management once the Cavs season was over (due to his perceived "quitting" against Boston in the playoffs), ignored phone calls & texts, then, on the day of "The Decision", he had one of his entourage members call Dan Gilbert to tell him Lebron wasn't coming back to Cleveland, en route to embarrassing the team and city on nat'l TV. He was certainly well within his rights to leave, but that city treated him like a god for 7 years, and he treated them like they were just a pit stop on his way to teaming with his friends in Miami.
 
2012-06-10 12:57:37 AM

IAmRight: elguerodiablo: It was very self absorbed. Have you ever seen anyone else do that? Ususally its just announced on the news through their agent when the contract is signed and then in the next couple days they have a presser at team headquarters.

But hey, you can either just announce it or you can make $4-6 million for a kids' charity and have a press "conference" you can control rather than a free-for-all. Ultimately, it's not nearly as bad as people make it out to be, the further we get from it so we get perspective.


It was obnoxiously self-absorbed and it's seemed worse to me because it felt like he was using the charity deal to shield himself from some criticism of the whole thing. And the "free-for-all" thing; if you're jumping ship to another team, the only farking question people are going to ask is "why (Miami)?" He seriously couldn't answer why he was leaving and why he ruled out certain other teams and felt the need to insulate himself from that with that spectacle? If he could honestly answer that question, honestly, the hype backlash wouldn't have been nearly as bad. In short, it was pretty damn bad.
 
2012-06-10 01:31:09 AM
http://wbennettberryart.blogspot.com/? m=1
Yeah, my brother's been making those
 
2012-06-10 01:40:40 AM

IAmRight: It doesn't matter that it's stupid


So if he chokes in this years finals the way he did last year it would be stupid for him to retain his reputation? That's a pretty stupid thing to say. The narrative is there because of last year and if he fails to reverse that in this years finals his reputation should stay the same. No way around it, sorry it hurts the feelings of LeBron's fans.
 
2012-06-10 03:21:58 AM

IAmRight: HighZoolander: For me that's the saddest thing about the Heat win. It's truly a tragedy if that meme dies so soon.

Why?

For example, the Boston Celtics 2012 season: "Good job, good effort" (and it's true, that was a hell of a season for a squad as old and injured as they were)


Because it's better as a sarcastic expression of failure :(
 
2012-06-10 08:18:27 AM

Omnivorous: From our capitalist leaders (the Wall Street Journal): "The Heat are not the better team in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics are."

So vote Romney because Ruppert Murdoch is smarter than you.


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2012-06-10 09:39:49 AM
Thunder in 5 unless Russell Westbrook's alter ego, Russell Westbrick shows up.
 
2012-06-10 01:01:00 PM

Epiphany: Aar1012: Epiphany: I could see why they would be upset. Maybe one of the best players in NBA history just left their team. That has nothing to do with how he did it

Actually, it is how he did it. For Cleveland fans, he held this press conference and basically ignored them (spat in their faces, really). No real 'Thank you' or anything like that. Just 'I'M GOING TO MIAMI' and that's really it.

How the fark should he have done it then? Let it leak to the press? Call each Cavs fan personally before and apologize? If he had picked Cleveland then Cavs fans would have no problem with "the decision"


Well, no. Because he wouldn't have been giving his fans the big EFF YOU! See what I mean? There's no other fandom involved if he stays. And there's a big difference between calling every fan directly & just being cool about it. Saying thank you. Acknowledging the people who stood behind him for 7 years. It definitely could've been handled better & it's not even a hindsight is 20/20 sort of thing. I think it's pretty clear how to act right in that situation. He farked up & he lost a shiatload of fans, including myself, who was never a Cavs fan.
 
2012-06-10 02:42:36 PM

Aar1012: Maybe taking out an ad to say thank you for your support?


Link

I dunno, Cleveland was never really his home.

I mean, it's tough to say based on the area dynamic - but I have a feeling based on what many have said that Akron is kinda like New Jersey to NYC as far as how they're treated by Cleveland. If he'd spent his whole life hearing sh*t about his hometown from Clevelanders, then Cleveland started pretending like he was one of them because he was the best player in the NBA...well, f*ck Cleveland and it pretty much explains all of his actions, like thanking Akron and not Cleveland. "Oh, we're nothing to you until it turns out one of us awesome, then you act as though we were friends all along."

HighZoolander: Because it's better as a sarcastic expression of failure :(


Even though it was obviously never intended as such. The fact that it was immediately considered as such shows how f*cked up the internet and media are these days. People were actually thinking it was more likely that a KID, you know, the people that usually actually do support teams, would be mocking his own heroes than trying to encourage them.
 
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