Big THX to MJ's Bulls and pheagles10 on the sig help!
I miss you.
I always liked Bron, but yea those were heart softening moments that make me like him even more. Reminds me of Shaq, whom Ive always loved.
I don't think the Cavs deserved to have him in retrospect, seeing as how they never put anything decent around him in 7 long years, plus their fans wretched treatment of him and the unbelievably unprofessional Dan Gilbert letter when LeBron decided Titles were paramount. He didn't seem to get as much hate from LA as the two emotionally spurned cites of Chicago and New York. Holy hell, so much crying after he chose not to play for the Bulls and Knicks, fueling the hate from 2 of the top 3 markets in the country. LBJ is still the same person, it's just that it gets hard to hold onto useless obsessive hate for a man that has done no real wrong. I'm sure some will hold onto the hate, but it's nice that most are coming around to the idea that he's not such a bad guy after-all.
Still hate Lebron and Lebron INC ... The hug thing was really cool and it's not like he's an evil person or anything..and if he just had love for the game and stuck to basketball I would probably love and respect him..But he's a kind of dud personality wise and an ugly dude trying to be a marketing guy like jordan.. when he is not.
Things I hate about the dude..
- That corny *** chalk thing he does before games.( does he still do that?)
- That he came out saying he wanted to be a billionaire athlete before he really proved his basketball worth.
- That he didn't want to build his team for a championship.
- That i feel his sponsors put pressure on stern to give him calls.
- all those blatant flops that just stopped this season.
- When Him , wade and bosh play dress up and carry purses and look like complete_________!
- That his sponsors invest so much money in him that I think they direct him in non pure basketball directions and put presure on him to not just be himself .... reminds me of rocky trying to do all those commercials in rocky 2 .
Over all I see him like a wilt chamberlain type of guy.. amazing talent but not an amazing drive to win. Might get one more championship but not up to all the damn hype ... which would be damn fine if he just focused on b ball only.
Nope still hate lebron Inc and he should stick to ball and be more like Malone off the court.. quite and real.
I still don't like him...
He promised Cleveland he would never leave until he won them a championship then he dipped out on them to join with Wade and Bosh to form a super team in order to win a ring.
The little tackle he did means nothing to me really... He George Bush kissed babies but I still think he's a douche too.
I don't like Vince Carter for what he did to Toronto... I don't have to meet him to not like him for the PUBLIC DISGRACES he has pulled on the city of Toronto.
Tell me this...
You are telling me you like a person you have never met and I can't dislike someone I have never met based on there public actions and displays (which is what I do know about them).
-I could really care less about the chalk toss, though it certainly doesn't bother me one little bit.
-He said he wanted to be a billionaire...Who doesn't? Besides, he's well on his way.
-Didn't want to build his team for a championship? What on earth are you talking about? The Cavs organization couldn't provide him that in 7 long years, and besides who in their right mind would willingly want to play in Cleveland? At least he took them to the Finals...
-You feel his sponsors influence Stern and thus the refs?? C'mon man, take the tin foil hat off.
-I'm not going to argue fashion choices on a sports forum, and I don't care.
-Not a will to win? Why did he leave Cleveland if not to win? Besides from getting out of that dreadful city of course. He took a HUGE hit just to try to win.
-At 28 you think he's only going to get 1 more championship? TBD, but he's got plenty of time.
In reply to the bulls guy but I don't know how to do the quote thing.. sorry.
No doubt your right ... and I've hated Jordan for the mental anguish and pain and suffering he put me through back in the 90's ...
The difference between born and Jordan is that..1) jordan fit the marketable guy mold more and was ( is ) more real in that and 2) that bastard wanted to win more than most people I have met in any walk of life at all. 3) Jordan proved his worth on the court and then the endorsements came .
Bron is probably more likable than Jordan in person.
It's kinda really a statement of where sports are at right now that Sponsors have such a say in how the sport is run. That thing with stern fining pops cause the sponsors complained... and people don't think stern pulls the strings with foul calls?
And heat fan hardaway guy... this is a fun internet forum... I don't hate from the bottom of my heart and really don't give a **** about any basketball player the same way they don't give a **** about me.... but thanks for worrying about significant things in my life and bringing some morality to the thread....stay cool bro!
Last edited by og knick; 01-26-2013 at 12:00 PM.