If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Bleacher Report)   LeBron...you got Drape'd   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 82
    More: Silly, LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Mad Men, Miami Heat  
•       •       •

2469 clicks; posted to Sports » on 24 Jun 2014 at 9:21 AM (18 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



82 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-06-24 08:21:04 AM  
I don't know whether or not Lebron will leave Miami, but there is no way in hell he would go back to Cleveland.
 
2014-06-24 09:28:54 AM  
@Chris_Broussard · 5m

LeBron James' agent Rich Paul has told Heat LeBron will exercise early termination option


It begins
 
2014-06-24 09:29:51 AM  

SmackLT: I don't know whether or not Lebron will leave Miami, but there is no way in hell he would go back to Cleveland.


There's no way in hell Cleveland would take him back.
 
2014-06-24 09:31:08 AM  

Lost Thought 00: @Chris_Broussard · 5m

LeBron James' agent Rich Paul has told Heat LeBron will exercise early termination option

It begins


ESPN talking heads start a giant circle jerk in happiness
 
2014-06-24 09:40:05 AM  
Isn't he just going to shake down Miami for more money? Can he get more? Not sure how the NBA cap works.
 
2014-06-24 09:42:32 AM  

aevorea: There's no way in hell Cleveland would take him back.


Oh, they would.

...and half of the Cavs fans would sing his praises, re-raise the "Witness" banner downtown, and forget how he tanked in the 4th quarter / game when it mattered.  Not to mention the fact that they would tell themselves that things like "The Decision" happens, is water under the bridge, and it's time for him to come "home".

Then there's the other half of us.
 
2014-06-24 09:44:55 AM  

apt311: forget how he tanked in the 4th quarter / game when it mattered.


Still going with the "LeBron sucks" argument. Interesting.
 
2014-06-24 09:45:57 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Isn't he just going to shake down Miami for more money? Can he get more? Not sure how the NBA cap works.


He can't get more from anyone. This is about exploring possible options (of which returning to Miami is one of them)
 
2014-06-24 09:49:18 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Isn't he just going to shake down Miami for more money? Can he get more? Not sure how the NBA cap works.


If he goes back to Miami (which is still likely) it'll be for less money...and it'll be contingent on Wade & Bosh restructuring their deals because the Heat need to spend a decent amount of coin to restructure the rest of their roster.
 
2014-06-24 09:57:00 AM  
I was really hoping for a shot of the "crab dribble" after the "let's us travel like a child travels" line.
 
2014-06-24 09:57:16 AM  
i2.wp.com
 
2014-06-24 09:57:53 AM  
Decision II Electric boogaloo
 
2014-06-24 09:58:15 AM  

Lost Thought 00: apt311: forget how he tanked in the 4th quarter / game when it mattered.

Still going with the "LeBron sucks" argument. Interesting.


Nope.  He's a great basketball player.  You don't make it 4 years in a row and win 2/4 championships without having skills.  I am simply remembering what I watched while he was here.
 
2014-06-24 09:59:54 AM  
Has anyone seen the phrase "player-owner" crop up in the LeBron conversation?
 
2014-06-24 10:00:20 AM  

Killer Cars: ElwoodCuse: Isn't he just going to shake down Miami for more money? Can he get more? Not sure how the NBA cap works.

If he goes back to Miami (which is still likely) it'll be for less money...and it'll be contingent on Wade & Bosh restructuring their deals because the Heat need to spend a decent amount of coin to restructure the rest of their roster.


But nobody will restructure, because making 18 million on a mediocre team is better than 16 million on a contending team.
 
2014-06-24 10:01:47 AM  

apt311: Lost Thought 00: apt311: forget how he tanked in the 4th quarter / game when it mattered.

Still going with the "LeBron sucks" argument. Interesting.

Nope.  He's a great basketball player.  You don't make it 4 years in a row and win 2/4 championships without having skills.  I am simply remembering what I watched while he was here.


gifatron.com
 
2014-06-24 10:04:59 AM  
LeBron restructures to take the minimum, and convinces all his buddies to do the same. LeBron, Bosh, Wade, Carmelo, with an open spot waiting for Love after next year.
 
2014-06-24 10:05:34 AM  
I'm sure LeBron's "people" have been telling him that the Big 3 is really just the Big One featuring Some Other Guys Who Are Good But You Can't Always Count On When You Don't Feel Like Carrying The Weight Alone.
 
2014-06-24 10:06:23 AM  
Good, now he can come to Seattle with the Clippers
 
2014-06-24 10:07:16 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-24 10:08:12 AM  
Aint nobody going to Seattle
 
2014-06-24 10:18:22 AM  

apt311: aevorea: There's no way in hell Cleveland would take him back.

Oh, they would.

...and half of the Cavs fans would sing his praises, re-raise the "Witness" banner downtown, and forget how he tanked in the 4th quarter / game when it mattered.  Not to mention the fact that they would tell themselves that things like "The Decision" happens, is water under the bridge, and it's time for him to come "home".

Then there's the other half of us.


Oh Cleveland fans...never happy no matter what.
 
2014-06-24 10:20:33 AM  
Can the Heat still do a sign and trade?  Or does opting out take away all of their rights on him?
 
2014-06-24 10:20:42 AM  

Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]


Number of times LeBron has been suspended for betting on games he played in : 0
 
2014-06-24 10:22:46 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]

Number of times LeBron has been suspended for betting on games he played in : 0


Number of times LeBron's father was murdered for gambling debts: 0
 
2014-06-24 10:23:49 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Lost Thought 00: Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]

Number of times LeBron has been suspended for betting on games he played in : 0

Number of times LeBron's father was murdered for gambling debts: 0


That we know of.  Maybe that's why he wasn't around?
 
2014-06-24 10:26:13 AM  
Yeah are we really going to pretend that Jordan wasn't one of the biggest assholes of all time?
 
2014-06-24 10:26:58 AM  

Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]


you know that picture proves why the quote is true, right?

/feedin' trolls, NOM
 
2014-06-24 10:28:39 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Yeah are we really going to pretend that Jordan wasn't one of the biggest assholes of all time?


no way, that's what made him so good. Just imagine how good he would've been if wasn't a cigar chomping, high functioning alcoholic, degenerate gambler. Jordan with the work ethic and focus of Durant. Truly scary.
 
2014-06-24 10:32:32 AM  

Champion of the Sun: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Lost Thought 00: Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]

Number of times LeBron has been suspended for betting on games he played in : 0

Number of times LeBron's father was murdered for gambling debts: 0

That we know of.  Maybe that's why he wasn't around?


Wait... so do we know for fact that LeBron isn't the illegitimate child of MJ's father.
 
2014-06-24 10:38:01 AM  

mikaloyd: Aint nobody going to Seattle


The Lakers own the LA market. Ballmer didn't buy the Clippers to sit #2 behind the Lakers and share an arena. Give it one to two years the Clippers will be in Seattle. Hansen is buying more land near the arena site.

You can call me crazy all you want. This move will happen. Just watch.
 
2014-06-24 10:42:27 AM  

aevorea: SmackLT: I don't know whether or not Lebron will leave Miami, but there is no way in hell he would go back to Cleveland.

There's no way in hell Cleveland would take him back.


LOL, that's like a fatty saying Katy Perry and Kate Upton (at the same time) would have no chance with him. Sharp knees and all.
 
2014-06-24 10:43:29 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Yeah are we really going to pretend that Jordan wasn't one of the biggest assholes of all time?


Lebron is trying to break that record too.
 
2014-06-24 10:48:31 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Lost Thought 00: Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]

Number of times LeBron has been suspended for betting on games he played in : 0

Number of times LeBron's father was murdered for gambling debts: 0



Hmmm....I never thought about it illogically that way before. That's it screw the stats!! Lebron is the G.O.A.T!

I guess it's that time of the off-season when Lebron fans get a little... snippy and unpleasant.
 
2014-06-24 10:49:25 AM  

drewsclues: Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]

you know that picture proves why the quote is true, right?

/feedin' trolls, NOM



How so?
 
2014-06-24 10:49:40 AM  

mentallo69: mikaloyd: Aint nobody going to Seattle

The Lakers own the LA market. Ballmer didn't buy the Clippers to sit #2 behind the Lakers and share an arena. Give it one to two years the Clippers will be in Seattle. Hansen is buying more land near the arena site.

You can call me crazy all you want. This move will happen. Just watch.


Except he paid two billion dollars for the team.  A billion dollar check would've gotten him an expansion franchise.  He didn't pay four times the last NBA sale price to move them out of one of the biggest market in sports.
 
2014-06-24 10:53:17 AM  
Lost Thought 00: Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]

Number of times LeBron has been suspended for betting on games he played in : 0


jordan in finals 6-0, 6 mvp's
lebron in fanals 2-2

'nuf said.
 
2014-06-24 10:57:22 AM  

stir22: Lost Thought 00: Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]

Number of times LeBron has been suspended for betting on games he played in : 0

jordan in finals 6-0, 6 mvp's
lebron in fanals 2-3

'nuf said.


Sorry... I had to fix that glaring error for you. I know your heart was in the right place, though.
 
2014-06-24 10:59:41 AM  

mentallo69: mikaloyd: Aint nobody going to Seattle

The Lakers own the LA market. Ballmer didn't buy the Clippers to sit #2 behind the Lakers and share an arena. Give it one to two years the Clippers will be in Seattle. Hansen is buying more land near the arena site.

You can call me crazy all you want. This move will happen. Just watch.


If they leave LA, it'll be to go to Kansas City. Why? Because f*ck Seattle, that's why. The NBA won't ever let another team in there until/unless there's a new arena, and that won't ever happen in Seattle until/unless there's an NHL team coming to town. And the NHL will absolutely not expand for several more years, because there's no way they can add more teams to the PST without realigning, and they just did that with the last CBA, which doesn't expire until 2021.

Recap: Seattle can't build a new arena until it has both NHL and NBA teams to fill it. NHL will not add a new team or relocate an existing team, because they just went through a labor dispute and realigned the whole league, and adding a new team to the PST would screw all of that up. Clippers alone are not sufficient to justify a new arena, and even if one did miraculously get built, the NBA would still screw Seattle over, because f*ck Seattle. There's already an existing arena in Kansas City, who've been waiting patiently for years to get their promised NBA team. QED.
 
2014-06-24 11:04:59 AM  

Champion of the Sun: mentallo69: mikaloyd: Aint nobody going to Seattle

The Lakers own the LA market. Ballmer didn't buy the Clippers to sit #2 behind the Lakers and share an arena. Give it one to two years the Clippers will be in Seattle. Hansen is buying more land near the arena site.

You can call me crazy all you want. This move will happen. Just watch.

Except he paid two billion dollars for the team.  A billion dollar check would've gotten him an expansion franchise.  He didn't pay four times the last NBA sale price to move them out of one of the biggest market in sports.


Except the League is not expanding. The Bucks,Pelicans and Hornets are not for sale (yet) which all three should be since they are in financial trouble. Those moves would make the most sense. Also with all the new land being purchased by Hansen  since the Clippers deal, and now Ballmer (Hansens partner) owning the Clips the pieces are now in place. This is a very strategically planned move, its going to be well executed.

If you don't think the Clippers are moving, then why is Hansen buying more land for an Arena deal that is only going to happen with the NBA first. The guy would not be buying more land if there wasn't a team coming especially in the location of where the land is being bought.

Give it time....I say maybe 1-2 years then all of a sudden Ballmer will move the team.
 
2014-06-24 11:09:21 AM  

phyrkrakr: mentallo69: mikaloyd: Aint nobody going to Seattle

The Lakers own the LA market. Ballmer didn't buy the Clippers to sit #2 behind the Lakers and share an arena. Give it one to two years the Clippers will be in Seattle. Hansen is buying more land near the arena site.

You can call me crazy all you want. This move will happen. Just watch.

If they leave LA, it'll be to go to Kansas City. Why? Because f*ck Seattle, that's why. The NBA won't ever let another team in there until/unless there's a new arena, and that won't ever happen in Seattle until/unless there's an NHL team coming to town. And the NHL will absolutely not expand for several more years, because there's no way they can add more teams to the PST without realigning, and they just did that with the last CBA, which doesn't expire until 2021.

Recap: Seattle can't build a new arena until it has both NHL and NBA teams to fill it. NHL will not add a new team or relocate an existing team, because they just went through a labor dispute and realigned the whole league, and adding a new team to the PST would screw all of that up. Clippers alone are not sufficient to justify a new arena, and even if one did miraculously get built, the NBA would still screw Seattle over, because f*ck Seattle. There's already an existing arena in Kansas City, who've been waiting patiently for years to get their promised NBA team. QED.



Wrong, The Arena deal is already in place for the NBA first  Hockey is an afterthought and would be nice but the MOU on the Arena deal builds with an NBA team not the NHL. The land, the funding for the Arena is already in place. So is the team now.

Also, yes the league will not allow the team to move to Seattle. Or does Ballmer have some deal in place already with Adam Silver....There is more to this than it appears on paper my friend. Nobody is going to come right out and say yes, we are moving.....but just wait.
 
2014-06-24 11:10:41 AM  
not to mention there is no need for Re-alignment. They wont even have to change the schedules
 
2014-06-24 11:14:41 AM  
I have liked Lebron since I found out about him his junior year of high school. He is bright, well spoken and conducts himself well with all the spotlight he has on him. The "decision" was a clusterfark but if that is the only real black mark you have that is pretty good. That being said him giving up in the 4th quarter in Cleveland and the entire Heat team giving up after the first quarter of game 3 makes me sad for him only professionally but he still a good person and I will be his fan and just like Peyton Manning is probably the best at their positions we will see in our lifetime that are good decent human beings.
 
2014-06-24 11:20:11 AM  

mentallo69: Also, yes the league will not allow the team to move to Seattle. Or does Ballmer have some deal in place already with Adam Silver....There is more to this than it appears on paper my friend. Nobody is going to come right out and say yes, we are moving.....but just wait.


Well, Balmer is trying to buy the staples center and the Kings. If he pulls that off too, I doubt he'll want to relocate everything. Maybe move the Lakers?
 
2014-06-24 11:26:50 AM  
I don't have much of an opinion on where he'd end up, but I do know one thing that's certain beyond any shadow of a doubt.

He ain't goin' to the Atlanta Hawks.
 
2014-06-24 11:37:34 AM  

Lost Thought 00: mentallo69: Also, yes the league will not allow the team to move to Seattle. Or does Ballmer have some deal in place already with Adam Silver....There is more to this than it appears on paper my friend. Nobody is going to come right out and say yes, we are moving.....but just wait.

Well, Balmer is trying to buy the staples center and the Kings. If he pulls that off too, I doubt he'll want to relocate everything. Maybe move the Lakers?


DING DING DING!!!!!!

This is exactly why he is moving. The Kings just won the Stanley cup. They aren't for sale nor will they be. The Staples center is not for sale. Ballmer will ask for a new arena to be built in LA. Again he doesn't want to be second fiddle to the Lakers. He will get denied an arena in LA where there will already be an arena in Seattle being built.

Adam Silver knows this...I guarentee you he already knows that they are moving. Ballmer came in and hooked the NBA up by taking the franchise from a racist at a very large blockbuster price tag. Nobody pays 2 billion dollars to sit behind the Lakers.
 
2014-06-24 11:39:03 AM  
Drape'd should mean traded for $1.
 
2014-06-24 11:58:18 AM  

Mind of the North Star: drewsclues: Mind of the North Star: [img.fark.net image 485x245]

you know that picture proves why the quote is true, right?

/feedin' trolls, NOM


How so?


"Help" isn't really the right word. Depth is more accurate.

Add up those PPG and add on Lebron's 25+. That's likely 90% of the Heat's scoring in those finals. 4 or 5 people providing that much offense means the team is dependent on just a few people to do all the scoring. That means the team has no depth. Hence, Lebron needs help.

Jordan's teams were fantastically deep. They had a ton of people spreading the ball and the scoring load. You can and should lean on LeBron and Jordan, but they can only do what they do; 30/7/7, every night. When the rest of team can't play, you need help, or rather, depth.
 
2014-06-24 11:59:18 AM  
He needs to go back to Cleveland so that the line "our economy's based on LeBron James" in the tourism video doesn't sound dated anymore.
 
2014-06-24 12:18:54 PM  
I don't have much of an opinion on where he'd end up, but I do know one thing that's certain beyond any shadow of a doubt.He ain't goin' to the Atlanta Hawks

Don't make a grown man cry. Hawks fan since late 70s here. They have never been past the second round of the playoffs in near 50 years. That is a special kind of pathetic.
 
Displayed 50 of 82 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report