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(ESPN)   Miami Heat have innovative way of enticing people to show up early at the arena: Unleash the Mario Chalmers aerial attack ... with the help of some other guy, too   (espn.go.com) divider line 26
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2013-02-27 11:02:24 AM  
That's Almario Vernard Chalmers to you, subby.
 
2013-02-27 11:05:18 AM  
LeBron James, admonished for pre-game warmup dunks.

Next up, hogging the ball to take game winning shots.
 
2013-02-27 11:07:43 AM  
Since when is LeBron concernced about people being mad at him for a decision he made?
 
2013-02-27 11:10:53 AM  

bulldg4life: LeBron James, admonished for pre-game warmup dunks.

Next up, hogging the ball to take game winning shots.


Selfish asshole, in the second OT last night:

LeBron: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists
Kings + rest of Heat combined: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
 
2013-02-27 11:25:39 AM  
dude should know by now people are just going to hate (me i hate his attempts to cover up the rasheeding hairline (see what i did there?).

/that said he is an amazing talent and fun to watch
//jazz fan
 
2013-02-27 12:31:09 PM  
Can someone explain why he doesn't go to dunk contests? I'm assuming ego
 
2013-02-27 12:35:27 PM  
I love the running Chalmers gag, but is the guy who keeps submitting those headlines the same one who wrote the NBA game descriptions for Comcast?
 
2013-02-27 12:41:26 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: Can someone explain why he doesn't go to dunk contests? I'm assuming ego


Injury? Why bother? If he wins so what, he's supposed to. And of he doesn't, it's a national story and at least three Fark threads.
 
2013-02-27 12:42:03 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: Can someone explain why he doesn't go to dunk contests? I'm assuming ego


To have it be an actual contest?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izb13T3QPHY
 
2013-02-27 12:47:23 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: Can someone explain why he doesn't go to dunk contests? I'm assuming ego


Rational reasons not to do it:

- Enables guys who aren't in the ASG to get some limelight
- No-win situation for LeBron (if he wins, it's fixed (see: Blake Griffin); if he loses, then HAHA LeBron lost the dunk contest)
- He already plays 100+ games per year and plays the All-Star Game...why do the dunk contest?
- He's a basketball player, not a dunker - many of the guys in the contest are dunkers who really basically only bring that to the court in the NBA.

Of course, he's going to get criticized for not doing it, too, so whatever. It's funny that no one cares about the dunk contest, but LeBron should totally do the dunk contest.

Let's be real, the dunks that the guys do in the contest are probably better than anything LeBron (or any superstar) is going to do.
 
2013-02-27 01:04:10 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: Can someone explain why he doesn't go to dunk contests? I'm assuming ego


Probably because it is a no-win situation for him. He is expected to win and he'll get blasted if he doesn't win.

On top of probably having 50,000 commitments over all-star weekend and not wanting to prepare
 
2013-02-27 01:20:27 PM  

IAmRight: Malcolm_Sex: Can someone explain why he doesn't go to dunk contests? I'm assuming ego

Rational reasons not to do it:

- Enables guys who aren't in the ASG to get some limelight
- No-win situation for LeBron (if he wins, it's fixed (see: Blake Griffin); if he loses, then HAHA LeBron lost the dunk contest)
- He already plays 100+ games per year and plays the All-Star Game...why do the dunk contest?
- He's a basketball player, not a dunker - many of the guys in the contest are dunkers who really basically only bring that to the court in the NBA.

Of course, he's going to get criticized for not doing it, too, so whatever. It's funny that no one cares about the dunk contest, but LeBron should totally do the dunk contest.

Let's be real, the dunks that the guys do in the contest are probably better than anything LeBron (or any superstar) is going to do.


I would like to see a horse game tournament added to all-star weekend (maybe three letters instead of five to speed it up)
 
2013-02-27 01:43:02 PM  

UNC_Samurai: I love the running Chalmers gag, but is the guy who keeps submitting those headlines the same one who wrote the NBA game descriptions for Comcast?


Wanna read something funny? Read the descriptions for the ppv porn on the Comcast guide. I want to know who that guy is.
 
2013-02-27 01:47:00 PM  

Hyjamon: IAmRight: Malcolm_Sex: Can someone explain why he doesn't go to dunk contests? I'm assuming ego

Rational reasons not to do it:

- Enables guys who aren't in the ASG to get some limelight
- No-win situation for LeBron (if he wins, it's fixed (see: Blake Griffin); if he loses, then HAHA LeBron lost the dunk contest)
- He already plays 100+ games per year and plays the All-Star Game...why do the dunk contest?
- He's a basketball player, not a dunker - many of the guys in the contest are dunkers who really basically only bring that to the court in the NBA.

Of course, he's going to get criticized for not doing it, too, so whatever. It's funny that no one cares about the dunk contest, but LeBron should totally do the dunk contest.

Let's be real, the dunks that the guys do in the contest are probably better than anything LeBron (or any superstar) is going to do.

I would like to see a horse game tournament added to all-star weekend (maybe three letters instead of five to speed it up)


Eh they had that a few years back and Kevin Durant won both years. It just doesn't translate well to the TV screen because it's just way too slow and guys aren't inventive enough.

The best thing they can implement (that will never happen) are one on one games. Imagine Kobe against LeBron or Durant against Carmelo. Even Chris Paul against Tony Parker would be a good show. You know guys would go hard in that situation, but the teams would never allow it.
 
2013-02-27 01:55:23 PM  
And on the actual game, LeBrons stat line was just silly. 40 points on 23 shots and 16 assists to 2 turnovers? I know it's the Kings but that's ridiculous efficiency. Every time I try to think about Tony Parker as the MVP, LeBron just goes and does shiat like this to put me back in my place.
 
2013-02-27 02:22:37 PM  

Hyjamon: IAmRight: Malcolm_Sex: Can someone explain why he doesn't go to dunk contests? I'm assuming ego

Rational reasons not to do it:

- Enables guys who aren't in the ASG to get some limelight
- No-win situation for LeBron (if he wins, it's fixed (see: Blake Griffin); if he loses, then HAHA LeBron lost the dunk contest)
- He already plays 100+ games per year and plays the All-Star Game...why do the dunk contest?
- He's a basketball player, not a dunker - many of the guys in the contest are dunkers who really basically only bring that to the court in the NBA.

Of course, he's going to get criticized for not doing it, too, so whatever. It's funny that no one cares about the dunk contest, but LeBron should totally do the dunk contest.

Let's be real, the dunks that the guys do in the contest are probably better than anything LeBron (or any superstar) is going to do.

I would like to see a horse game tournament added to all-star weekend (maybe three letters instead of five to speed it up)


Check out the billiards trick shot competitions.  Those are just stupid awesome.
 
2013-02-27 04:15:05 PM  

coolio mack: And on the actual game, LeBrons stat line was just silly. 40 points on 23 shots and 16 assists to 2 turnovers? I know it's the Kings but that's ridiculous efficiency. Every time I try to think about Tony Parker as the MVP, LeBron just goes and does shiat like this to put me back in my place.


But will people just get tired of voting for Lebron every year?
 
2013-02-27 05:14:13 PM  

Lost Thought 00: But will people just get tired of voting for Lebron every year?


Durant is quickly becoming such a ridiculous scorer they might not have to.  LeBron is still a better passer, defender, and when he needs to be rebounder but Durant's younger and catching up fast.
 
2013-02-27 05:34:20 PM  

you have pee hands: Lost Thought 00: But will people just get tired of voting for Lebron every year?

Durant is quickly becoming such a ridiculous scorer they might not have to.  LeBron is still a better passer, defender, and when he needs to be rebounder but Durant's younger and catching up fast.


I tend to agree with this, but I can see people not voting for LeBron just because of history. I think he'll max out at 5 MVPs before voters will start to refuse to elevate him beyond Jordan in that category. I definitely think he'll win it this year, which will give him 4, but they won't give it to him next year no matter what he does. It'll be spread around to Durant, Kyrie Irving, and whoever else eventually comes up.
 
2013-02-27 06:00:30 PM  

coolio mack: you have pee hands: Lost Thought 00: But will people just get tired of voting for Lebron every year?

Durant is quickly becoming such a ridiculous scorer they might not have to.  LeBron is still a better passer, defender, and when he needs to be rebounder but Durant's younger and catching up fast.

I tend to agree with this, but I can see people not voting for LeBron just because of history. I think he'll max out at 5 MVPs before voters will start to refuse to elevate him beyond Jordan in that category. I definitely think he'll win it this year, which will give him 4, but they won't give it to him next year no matter what he does. It'll be spread around to Durant, Kyrie Irving, and whoever else eventually comes up.


They already gave it to Rose as a penalty to LeBron for "The Decision". It's probably impossible to avoid giving it to him this year because he is playing (shooting) out of his mind and his PER is stupid....but if he has a standard great year next year, they'll find a way to give it to someone else.
 
2013-02-27 08:27:15 PM  

you have pee hands: Durant is quickly becoming such a ridiculous scorer they might not have to.  LeBron is still a better passer, defender, and when he needs to be rebounder but Durant's younger and catching up fast.


Maybe...but LeBron is becoming a better scorer (and is better from the field than Durant, in fact - Durant just gets more FTs and is a better shooter from the stripe.)

/what's funny is that, of the top scorers in the league, LeBron takes the fewest FTs
//people still b*tch about him getting "all the calls"
///do agree that people will start voting against him because "Jordan was better!"
 
2013-02-27 08:32:23 PM  

coolio mack: Eh they had that a few years back and Kevin Durant won both years. It just doesn't translate well to the TV screen because it's just way too slow and guys aren't inventive enough.


Yup. Simmons brought it up enough that they actually tried it...then all it really turned into was a slower version of the 3-point shootout.
 
2013-02-27 09:31:47 PM  

IAmRight: Maybe...but LeBron is becoming a better scorer (and is better from the field than Durant, in fact - Durant just gets more FTs and is a better shooter from the stripe.)


Durant takes more 3s which drags his FG% down a little but he's plenty good enough at it to justify taking them.  Obviously it's pretty hard to find holes in LeBron's game, but Durant is already a hell of scorer and getting better at everything else.
 
2013-02-28 09:22:34 AM  

you have pee hands: Durant takes more 3s which drags his FG% down a little but he's plenty good enough at it to justify taking them.  Obviously it's pretty hard to find holes in LeBron's game, but Durant is already a hell of scorer and getting better at everything else.


He has a worse percentage from 2 points than LeBron (it's still a great percentage, but LeBron is putting up unparalleled numbers for the volume he shoots), too, so no, it's not just that he shoots more 3s.

It's just weird that someone would talk about how Durant is improving at everything else without acknowledging that LeBron has become a more efficient scorer every year he's been in the league. (one exception: He went from shooting 48% in '05-'06 to shooting 47.6% in '06-'07. But in '07-'08 he improved upon the '05-'06 numbers and he's only gone up since.

Also, his assist totals are the second-highest they've been in his career, and he has more rebounds than ever.

Basically, Durant's numbers might be getting better everywhere else, but none of them are as good as LeBron's. And LeBron isn't getting worse at anything yet.
 
2013-02-28 01:53:26 PM  

IAmRight: He has a worse percentage from 2 points than LeBron (it's still a great percentage, but LeBron is putting up unparalleled numbers for the volume he shoots), too, so no, it's not just that he shoots more 3s.


No, but the extra 3s at a high percentage make up some of the difference in the 2s (as does Durant's superior free throw shooting).  Right now Durant is at 28.6ppg on 17.8FGA, Lebron is at 27.3ppg on 18.3FGA.  Those FGA number obviously don't include possessions used up at the line, but they're definitely pretty comparable scorers and Durant's probably got the edge.  LeBron is still the best player in the game and it's impressive that he's suddenly improved his long range shooting so much 10 years into his career, but I don't think I need to sell anyone on LeBron James being good at basketball.  I'm just saying that the gap from #1 to #2 is a lot smaller than it was last year.
 
2013-02-28 04:15:47 PM  

you have pee hands: I'm just saying that the gap from #1 to #2 is a lot smaller than it was last year.


It's not a lot smaller - Chris Paul was actually No. 2 last year (Durant was 4th) in PER.

LeBron is currently having the best season in the history of the NBA, PER-wise.

/of course, that comes after a 40-point, 16-assist game, so he'll probably regress a little to maybe only as good as Wilt's best seasons and better than any season Jordan had. Or maybe it will be between Jordan's best seasons ever.
//LeBron scores 1.5 fewer points per game and Durant outscores him by 3.3 points at the line (he shoots 2.4 more FTs per game than LeBron). So yes, Durant's scoring advantage is directly tied to his FT shooting - LeBron isn't much worse than he is at 3-pointers.
 
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