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LebronsLevel
01-22-2010, 03:04 PM
Will he stay in Cleveland or go elsewhere?

Chicagofaithful
01-22-2010, 03:11 PM
lol i swear i didn't vote for chicago

pebloemer
01-22-2010, 03:13 PM
Houston and Toronto are interesting choices to put on the poll....

D1JM
01-22-2010, 03:14 PM
he will go to china, to be starbury wingman or chicago

BALLER71
01-22-2010, 03:14 PM
I think he'll re-sign with the Cavs or come to Miami.

Jetsguy
01-22-2010, 03:21 PM
I doubt people will just vote for their favorite team here...I know I did not:hide:

wileyisTOFU
01-22-2010, 03:22 PM
Houston and Toronto are interesting choices to put on the poll....

Toronto? are you drunk?

Strumpy
01-22-2010, 03:24 PM
Greek Olympikanos

RaptorizedKevin
01-22-2010, 03:27 PM
LOL MIAMI AND CHICAGO. and LOL toronto? :facepalm:

Nah im sorry heat and bulls fans, dream on. hes either staying or going to new york .

DP06
01-22-2010, 03:28 PM
I'm from Toronto, and even I think there's no way he comes here. His best choice would be to stay in Cleveland, he appears to be having fun on the court and his team is doing really well. If he wants a ring he'll have a better chance in Cleveland than in those other cities.

RaptorizedKevin
01-22-2010, 03:30 PM
I'm from Toronto, and even I think there's no way he comes here. His best choice would be to stay in Cleveland, he appears to be having fun on the court and his team is doing really well. If he wants a ring he'll have a better chance in Cleveland than in those other cities.

exactly. if hes gonna make it to the confrence finals why leave and start from fresh.. theres a HUGE CHANCE to not even make it to the confrence finals on a team like new york.

RaptorizedKevin
01-22-2010, 03:31 PM
I'm from Toronto, and even I think there's no way he comes here. His best choice would be to stay in Cleveland, he appears to be having fun on the court and his team is doing really well. If he wants a ring he'll have a better chance in Cleveland than in those other cities.

whyuy is toronto on there? toronto can barely keep a hold of bosh..

ATX
01-22-2010, 03:33 PM
I voted my hopes that he comes to Miami, but my gut tells me it's NY.

Mavrix
01-22-2010, 03:34 PM
I don't know why you put Houston or Toronto. Dallas has a more realistic shot at getting him then them. I'd say about a 5% chance over Toronto and Houston's .1%.

RaptorizedKevin
01-22-2010, 03:42 PM
I don't know why you put Houston or Toronto. Dallas has a more realistic shot at getting him then them. I'd say about a 5% chance over Toronto and Houston's .1%.

how much cap does dallas have after this season? i thought dirk is resigning with dalals.

philab
01-22-2010, 03:42 PM
This Miami talk is so stupid. I don't know what idiot started this story, but he deserves to be fired on the spot. Miami can't even come close to selling out games with a top 3 player in the world there every night. Why would LeBron join that?


It goes like this:
Cleveland
New York
Nets (wherever they are)
Dallas
Chicago

In that order.


No one else has a shot. And most of the above teams have virtually no shot.

TheWatcher34
01-22-2010, 03:45 PM
well, didn't Lebron say he was going to wear # 6 on his jersey next year?? bulls have reited #23 obviously...what other teams have retired 23?? that might have been a hint....
i prefer seeing LBJ in a Knicks uniform instead of the ******** Bulls...(the team itself doesnt annoy me...it's just that the extremely biased Bulls fans on PSD get on my nerves..they alyways post stuff with no valid argument)

Wade_County
01-22-2010, 03:47 PM
someone needs to make a sticky, "All Lebron James" , cause this is one out of the 100+ threads that are going to be started between now and the start of next season.

D1JM
01-22-2010, 03:51 PM
This Miami talk is so stupid. I don't know what idiot started this story, but he deserves to be fired on the spot. Miami can't even come close to selling out games with a top 3 player in the world there every night. Why would LeBron join that?


It goes like this:
Cleveland
New York
Nets (wherever they are)
Dallas
Chicago

In that order.


No one else has a shot. And most of the above teams have virtually no shot.

i dont think dallas has cap space.

Mavrix
01-22-2010, 03:52 PM
how much cap does dallas have after this season? i thought dirk is resigning with dalals.

The only way Dallas can get Lebron is in a sign and trade deal. Dallas has a 13 million expiring contract in Dampier and a 11 million expiring deal in Howard, and an owner (doesn't care about luxary tax) who would do anything to bring him in.

Mavrix
01-22-2010, 03:52 PM
i dont think dallas has cap space.

Read the post below.

philab
01-22-2010, 03:54 PM
i dont think dallas has cap space.

It's definitely unlikely.

philab
01-22-2010, 03:55 PM
well, didn't Lebron say he was going to wear # 6 on his jersey next year?? bulls have reited #23 obviously...what other teams have retired 23?? that might have been a hint....
i prefer seeing LBJ in a Knicks uniform instead of the ******** Bulls...(the team itself doesnt annoy me...it's just that the extremely biased Bulls fans on PSD get on my nerves..they alyways post stuff with no valid argument)

That was not a hint. LeBron doesn't know where he'll be next year either.

NetsPaint
01-22-2010, 03:59 PM
The Yankees.

calibird707
01-22-2010, 04:07 PM
New york

NyCsPoRtS1
01-22-2010, 04:15 PM
if he leaves ny but doubt it hell stay

LA_cabals
01-22-2010, 04:18 PM
Where are the Clippers? They give him the best chance to win....

MJ-BULLS
01-22-2010, 04:19 PM
i dont think he will go to NY, he will either stay in cleveland or come to chicago ;)

b_rad23
01-22-2010, 04:25 PM
Miami also retired #23. and the poster who said he won't come because of Miami's average attendance (15th in the league) then named the Nets and said they have a chance when they are dead last in league attendance fails.

Cowboys123456
01-22-2010, 04:25 PM
wade and james are coming to TORONTO to play with bosh!!



YOU HEARD IT FIRST HERE!!!

philab
01-22-2010, 04:28 PM
Miami also retired #23. and the poster who said he won't come because of Miami's average attendance (15th in the league) then named the Nets and said they have a chance when they are dead last in league attendance fails.

I don't think he's going to the Nets either.

There are, however, differences:

Nets to be bought by Russian billionaire looking to spend.
Nets potentially moving to Brooklyn.
Nets partially owned by LeBron's friend Jay-Z.
Nets are terrible and have bad attendance. Heat have a top 3 player and it looks like a ghost town most nights.

Raph12
01-22-2010, 05:00 PM
He'll stay in Cleveland, unless the Nets get Wall and trade Harris for someone like Kevin Martin.

PG - Wall
SG - Martin
SF - Lebron
PF - JianLian
C - Lopez

Now that's just mouth watering :drool:

J_M_B
01-22-2010, 05:14 PM
I don't think he's going to the Nets either.

There are, however, differences:

Nets to be bought by Russian billionaire looking to spend.
Nets potentially moving to Brooklyn.
Nets partially owned by LeBron's friend Jay-Z.
Nets are terrible and have bad attendance. Heat have a top 3 player and it looks like a ghost town most nights.

I garuntee you, if Miami signs LeBron and retain Dwade they will sell out every single game.

philab
01-22-2010, 05:19 PM
I garuntee you, if Miami signs LeBron and retain Dwade they will sell out every single game.

They won't . . . AND they won't.

Jonathan2323
01-22-2010, 05:22 PM
They won't . . . AND they won't.

they sold out every game when they were winning with Shaq.

caddiemaster
01-22-2010, 05:32 PM
The Warriors makes sence!

philab
01-22-2010, 05:48 PM
they sold out every game when they were winning with Shaq.

They won't get LeBron. Thus, they won't sell out every game.

Pornstar86
01-22-2010, 07:17 PM
I'm from Toronto, and even I think there's no way he comes here. His best choice would be to stay in Cleveland, he appears to be having fun on the court and his team is doing really well. If he wants a ring he'll have a better chance in Cleveland than in those other cities.

actually if he wants a ring he would go to Miami....him, wade, beasley and fillers is multiple championships in a row

NBA-GMaster
01-22-2010, 07:38 PM
I think he will stay in cleveland..
Houston and Miami are interesting choices(teaming up with Yao or Wade)
NY,CHI, NJ and LAC depends who they will sign next season..
Toronto?? Nah, Pass..

NBA-GMaster
01-22-2010, 07:44 PM
Cleveland got Shaq's 20Mil expiring contract expect another allstar player will be sign to cleveland.. Shaq may retire or resign for veteran's or Bi annual contract next season..

tr4shb0t
01-22-2010, 08:04 PM
He has the best supporting cast if he stays in Cleveland, so I just can't see him leaving.

blade151
01-24-2010, 12:43 AM
Im hoping Miami, but if he leaves Cleveland, its for Brooklyn.

xBLAMEITON24x
01-24-2010, 01:02 AM
He'll stay in Cleveland

RCarlson85
01-24-2010, 01:29 AM
Pat Riley is targeting Lebron. That's why the Heat haven't been mentioned as one of the teams for the Raptors to trade Bosh to recently. Lebron realizes that it is going to take 2 superstars to really have the best chance to win championships. Who doesn't want to come to South Beach? Wade and Lebron is going to be the new Jordan and Pippen, except better. Lol.

C_A_S_H
01-24-2010, 01:41 AM
I will tell u from right now
james,wade,bosh, johnson r not goin to leave dere teams 100%

GoatMilk
01-24-2010, 01:44 AM
^Joe Johnson is a goner

J$mo0th_3o5
01-24-2010, 01:52 AM
He's coming to the HEAT

Felton
Wade
Lebron
Beasley
Haywood
:drool:

Philly Hammer
01-24-2010, 01:53 AM
I don't know where he's going and, don't much care.

ko8e24
01-24-2010, 01:54 AM
This guy should be restricted from creating threads. He barely has freakin 26 posts. First, he created a "What team will Dwyane Wade go to next season", and now this crap.

Good jobs MODS, yall really doing ur jobs.


OH, and for the sake of answering this stupid question....LeBron is going to Pluto..........or he looks beefed up enough to be the captain of the MONSTARS to go up against MJ, Bugs Bunny and the TOON SQUAD.


/thread

PC
01-24-2010, 02:12 AM
People are going to think I'm biased, but I think it's going to be either the Knicks or Cavs. I say 80% he stays, 20% he comes to the Knicks.

A popular choice seems to be the Heat but he's not going to want to go Wade's team. As for the Nets, people always use the Jay-Z thing, but who isn't LeBron friends with? Plus, that 3-40 record won't help them at all

Philly Hammer
01-24-2010, 02:17 AM
People are going to think I'm biased, but I think it's going to be either the Knicks or Cavs. I say 80% he stays, 20% he comes to the Knicks.

A popular choice seems to be the Heat but he's not going to want to go Wade's team. As for the Nets, people always use the Jay-Z thing, but who isn't LeBron friends with? Plus, that 3-40 record won't help them at all20% he goes to New York is way to ****en high.

calibird707
01-24-2010, 02:20 AM
Have no idea what will happen..but I don't think he will get that ring in cleveland

jmichael7753
01-24-2010, 02:42 AM
Suns lose Amare then add Lebron. LOL I wish.

Jonathan2323
01-24-2010, 02:44 AM
He's coming to the HEAT

Felton
Wade
Lebron
Beasley
Haywood
:drool:

People are scared this might happen.

JDizzle
01-24-2010, 02:55 AM
have to go with new jeresy they have proven they can win...... 3 games lol haha 3-40 geez lebron go turn that around

_KB24_
01-24-2010, 02:57 AM
LOL @ TORONTO!

Who cares, the guy is going to bolt for the most money. So most likely NY or Cleveland.

Jonathan2323
01-24-2010, 03:00 AM
LOL @ TORONTO!

Who cares, the guy is going to bolt for the most money. So most likely NY or Cleveland.

The most money is in Cleveland, more sponsorships NYC and more championships Miami.

philab
01-24-2010, 03:04 AM
The most money is in Cleveland, more sponsorships NYC and more championships Miami.

The championships part only applies if Wade stays. The same thing could be said about any team with enough cap space to sign each.

NYKnicks4511
01-24-2010, 03:13 AM
I think supporting talent aside, LeBron is going to base his decision heavily upon his future endeavors - possibly outside of basketball as well.

1. Cavs 2. Knicks 3. Nets

While the Nets make more sense talent wise (assuming they land John Wall), why would LeBron play in New York's spotlight? Why play in New Jersey when you can control the capital of the world? When the Nets made the NBA Finals 5-6 years back, I can tell you as someone living in North Jersey that there was not a real 'buzz' going around. If the Knicks went on a similar run you can bet that you'd see it all over the papers, people talking, etc. etc. etc. It just doesn't make sense for LeBron to go so close to New York, when he can hands down become the face of the NBA in it's biggest market for the next decade.

Miami fans, keep dreaming if you think LeBron is going to play for your squad. LeBron has to be 'the man', and as egotistical as it sounds on his part it is true. A talent like LeBron has to be 'the guy' with no question about it. Bolting Cleveland and forsaking bigger markets to play in the shadow of Dwyane Wade is stupid on his part - LeBron is a smart guy and won't do this. Same applies really for Chicago as well, MJ still looms over the city and LeBron seems more about establishing his own, separate legacy as a player.

With that said, I think there's a 50-50 chance he re-ups with Cleveland, or signs in New York. If Cleveland doesn't get out of the Conf. Finals then LeBron is as good as gone IMO. There's really no need to mention all the publicity and fame he will recieve if he brings a championship to New York. Sabathia has talked to him, Clyde Frazier has, he's seen what a saint Derek Jeter is in NY (hell he's even a Yankee fan). Winning is one thing, but winning in New York is on a totaly different level.

philab
01-24-2010, 03:35 AM
I think supporting talent aside, LeBron is going to base his decision heavily upon his future endeavors - possibly outside of basketball as well.

1. Cavs 2. Knicks 3. Nets

While the Nets make more sense talent wise (assuming they land John Wall), why would LeBron play in New York's spotlight? Why play in New Jersey when you can control the capital of the world? When the Nets made the NBA Finals 5-6 years back, I can tell you as someone living in North Jersey that there was not a real 'buzz' going around. If the Knicks went on a similar run you can bet that you'd see it all over the papers, people talking, etc. etc. etc. It just doesn't make sense for LeBron to go so close to New York, when he can hands down become the face of the NBA in it's biggest market for the next decade.

Miami fans, keep dreaming if you think LeBron is going to play for your squad. LeBron has to be 'the man', and as egotistical as it sounds on his part it is true. A talent like LeBron has to be 'the guy' with no question about it. Bolting Cleveland and forsaking bigger markets to play in the shadow of Dwyane Wade is stupid on his part - LeBron is a smart guy and won't do this. Same applies really for Chicago as well, MJ still looms over the city and LeBron seems more about establishing his own, separate legacy as a player.

With that said, I think there's a 50-50 chance he re-ups with Cleveland, or signs in New York. If Cleveland doesn't get out of the Conf. Finals then LeBron is as good as gone IMO. There's really no need to mention all the publicity and fame he will recieve if he brings a championship to New York. Sabathia has talked to him, Clyde Frazier has, he's seen what a saint Derek Jeter is in NY (hell he's even a Yankee fan). Winning is one thing, but winning in New York is on a totaly different level.

I'm a Cavaliers fan, and this is really, really good.

I agree with basically everything . . . although I'd say 60-40 Cleveland. Maybe that's just 10% optimism though.

nipo10847
01-24-2010, 03:50 AM
LOL MIAMI AND CHICAGO. and LOL toronto? :facepalm:

Nah im sorry heat and bulls fans, dream on. hes either staying or going to new york .

Miami already has a superstar. What do you have? A reserve allstar? Try to contain him before saying anything to heat and bull fans.

nipo10847
01-24-2010, 03:56 AM
That was not a hint. LeBron doesn't know where he'll be next year either.

But u do know since u r LeBron's son and he told u Miami has no shot!! Loser!

Ebbs
01-24-2010, 04:09 AM
New York I think, and Bosh will go to Miami.

nipo10847
01-24-2010, 04:14 AM
I think supporting talent aside, LeBron is going to base his decision heavily upon his future endeavors - possibly outside of basketball as well.

1. Cavs 2. Knicks 3. Nets

While the Nets make more sense talent wise (assuming they land John Wall), why would LeBron play in New York's spotlight? Why play in New Jersey when you can control the capital of the world? When the Nets made the NBA Finals 5-6 years back, I can tell you as someone living in North Jersey that there was not a real 'buzz' going around. If the Knicks went on a similar run you can bet that you'd see it all over the papers, people talking, etc. etc. etc. It just doesn't make sense for LeBron to go so close to New York, when he can hands down become the face of the NBA in it's biggest market for the next decade.

Miami fans, keep dreaming if you think LeBron is going to play for your squad. LeBron has to be 'the man', and as egotistical as it sounds on his part it is true. A talent like LeBron has to be 'the guy' with no question about it. Bolting Cleveland and forsaking bigger markets to play in the shadow of Dwyane Wade is stupid on his part - LeBron is a smart guy and won't do this. Same applies really for Chicago as well, MJ still looms over the city and LeBron seems more about establishing his own, separate legacy as a player.

With that said, I think there's a 50-50 chance he re-ups with Cleveland, or signs in New York. If Cleveland doesn't get out of the Conf. Finals then LeBron is as good as gone IMO. There's really no need to mention all the publicity and fame he will recieve if he brings a championship to New York. Sabathia has talked to him, Clyde Frazier has, he's seen what a saint Derek Jeter is in NY (hell he's even a Yankee fan). Winning is one thing, but winning in New York is on a totaly different level.

Is LeBron not the face of nba now?? If you think he is not then you are 2 days old. Plus who the hell is he gonna play with in NY? Sure, he can earn millions in NY, but you really think he wants to be a lower playoff (at best) seed and earn millions? He knows he has the potential to be the greatest ever and only way he can do it by winning 5/7 championships. That's absolutely not possible in NY with bunch of scrubs and under a coach who couldnt win it with one of the greatest teams in last decade.

IMO, he isn't going anywhere. simple. cavs are one of the best teams in the league and that's his hometown. No one wants to be hated by his home crowd. As for sponsorships, I dont think he cares. They will follow him wherever he goes bcz it's LeBron James we are talking about.

Pentagram
01-24-2010, 04:43 AM
I garuntee you, if Miami signs LeBron and retain Dwade they will sell out every single game.

Dallas already does that ;).

J. Howard + E. Dampier + S. Marion + 2 future picks for L. James and junk

Cavs will terminate Howard's and Dampier's contracts (neither are fully guaranteed) and get Marion and draft picks to compensate a leaving L. James.

Cavs will get cap relief, slot clog relief, AND a good replacement.

Dallas gets the best player in the world with James milking Cuban for all he's worth. Then all Dallas has to do is sign Camby for the MLE.

PG: J. Kidd
SG: J. Terry
SF: L. James
PF: D. Nowitzki
C : M. Camby
2-3 championships

_KB24_
01-24-2010, 04:44 AM
The most money is in Cleveland, more sponsorships NYC and more championships Miami.

I'll agree with 2 of them. ;)

CAVS21
01-24-2010, 04:52 AM
I think supporting talent aside, LeBron is going to base his decision heavily upon his future endeavors - possibly outside of basketball as well.

1. Cavs 2. Knicks 3. Nets

While the Nets make more sense talent wise (assuming they land John Wall), why would LeBron play in New York's spotlight? Why play in New Jersey when you can control the capital of the world? When the Nets made the NBA Finals 5-6 years back, I can tell you as someone living in North Jersey that there was not a real 'buzz' going around. If the Knicks went on a similar run you can bet that you'd see it all over the papers, people talking, etc. etc. etc. It just doesn't make sense for LeBron to go so close to New York, when he can hands down become the face of the NBA in it's biggest market for the next decade.

Miami fans, keep dreaming if you think LeBron is going to play for your squad. LeBron has to be 'the man', and as egotistical as it sounds on his part it is true. A talent like LeBron has to be 'the guy' with no question about it. Bolting Cleveland and forsaking bigger markets to play in the shadow of Dwyane Wade is stupid on his part - LeBron is a smart guy and won't do this. Same applies really for Chicago as well, MJ still looms over the city and LeBron seems more about establishing his own, separate legacy as a player.

With that said, I think there's a 50-50 chance he re-ups with Cleveland, or signs in New York. If Cleveland doesn't get out of the Conf. Finals then LeBron is as good as gone IMO. There's really no need to mention all the publicity and fame he will recieve if he brings a championship to New York. Sabathia has talked to him, Clyde Frazier has, he's seen what a saint Derek Jeter is in NY (hell he's even a Yankee fan). Winning is one thing, but winning in New York is on a totaly different level.





IMO he is a big enough icon to get endorsements anywhere he wants...he could go to okc and get that money....and in this situation winning in Cleveland would be a bigger deal...no titles since '64....hes staying...but July 1st is going to be the scariest day in Ohio history haha

CAVS21
01-24-2010, 04:54 AM
Dallas already does that ;).

J. Howard + E. Dampier + S. Marion + 2 future picks for L. James and junk

Cavs will terminate Howard's and Dampier's contracts (neither are fully guaranteed) and get Marion and draft picks to compensate a leaving L. James.

Cavs will get cap relief, slot clog relief, AND a good replacement.

Dallas gets the best player in the world with James milking Cuban for all he's worth. Then all Dallas has to do is sign Camby for the MLE.

PG: J. Kidd
SG: J. Terry
SF: L. James
PF: D. Nowitzki
C : M. Camby
2-3 championships





get real...seriously you're an idiot.....danny ferry would be hung for that garbage...

o0jmadr0x0o
01-24-2010, 05:43 AM
aside the max contract wouldn't lebron get the most money from sponsors by being in a market like nY? lets not forget its all be about the $$$$$$$

bigboyblu
01-24-2010, 05:59 AM
My gut say Miami
but my heart says LA, OMG KOBE+LEBRON=:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::dr ool:
sadly never gonna happen

$KnicksAndKobe$
01-24-2010, 06:40 AM
He'll close himself and play for all those teams on the poll.

Sportznut
01-24-2010, 08:52 AM
Houston has the most money to spend.. think this way.. with Yao and Mcgrady gone.. IF they dont bring Yao back.. that frees up atleast 40-50 million just from those two players. The rockets have the money and owner to deal it. But would he wanna come to Houston? I think so. he doesnt need to go to a big market team, he will bring the big market to him. oh and #23 is retired as well in Houston... just thoght id let you know...all know...

wileyisTOFU
01-24-2010, 10:26 AM
he looks really good in those old school Cleveland jerseys..David Stern would have some killed if he went to Toronto

todu82
01-24-2010, 10:35 AM
He's Staying in Cleveland.

masalex1205
01-24-2010, 11:18 AM
Charlotte :D

FlakeyFool
01-24-2010, 11:23 AM
I will tell u from right now
james,wade,bosh, johnson r not goin to leave dere teams 100%

you told me.

king james
01-24-2010, 11:56 AM
Ok I'm going to be real. There are 5 teams that shouldn't be in the discussion. Those 5 are Knicks, Toronto, Houston, Bulls and Dallas and I will explain why.

First the Mavs, and the Rockets. The reason why niether team stands a chance isn't because of money or teammates. It's because their in the Western Conference. There is to many really quality teams over there and in a series going up against the Lakers, Denver, Spurs and some of these up and coming teams can make things far more difficult to make it to the finals. It is way much easier staying in the East and getting to the finals than it is in the West.

Next the Knicks, Bulls, and Raptors. Knicks are easy, 1st they don't have the cap room to bring someone else like a Bosh, Amar'e, or a Wade with him. And with out 1 of them they don't stand a chance of getting him. Plus they don't have any building blocks in place for the future like some of the other teams. Bulls even with him would not be a Championship contender. They don't have enough of the right pieces in place to make it to that level. They have Rose and that's a good one but what else do they have? Who else is going to help him score? Raptors can't even keep there own superstar so how are they going to get LBJ? Besides the Raptors don't have the cap space.

The 3 teams that actually have a chance of really getting LBJ. Starting from the least to the best opportunity.

Nets- The Nets have a good chance because they have cap room and a good foundation to work with. They have a young nice pg in Harris, and a nice young legit center in Lopez. Then you have to factor in that they have some very nice pieces with Lee and CDR, that can come off the bench. Then you have to throw in that they may have enough cap space to bring in a LBJ and a Bosh or Amar'e. Then their is the possibility that they could bring in the #1 pick Wall if they win the draft lottery; which could allow them to trade Harris and his 10mill contract for another good player to add to that mix. Could be very NASTY. But you have to wonder if going through a season like this might mess with some of these guys heads.

Next the Heat- The Heat has just a slight advantage over the Nets and that advantage is D-Wade. I know some of you guys will say that I'm being a homer but I'm really not and if you all really look at the situation I think that you guys might agree. D-Wade has won an championship and this team has playoff experience. You also have a nice young baller in Beasley and they have enough money to possibly sign 2 of the big 3 LBJ, Bosh and Amar'e. With having possibly LBJ and Bosh or Amar'e to team up with D-Wade and Beasley is down right crazy to think about. I know that senario is a big IF but it could be possible. Also I think that LBJ knows that in order to win a title your going to need another superstar next to you especially going against that All Star team in LA. I think that out side of the Cavs the Heat are his best option to win a few titles.

Cavs have the best chance out of all to keep him and that's only and I mean only if they win a title this year. If they don't win I believe that his time with them will be over. I don't believe that if he left The Cavs that the fans would hate him like someone said earlier. It's just something that didn't happen.

Jack_Meoff
01-24-2010, 12:25 PM
I'm from Toronto, and even I think there's no way he comes here. His best choice would be to stay in Cleveland, he appears to be having fun on the court and his team is doing really well. If he wants a ring he'll have a better chance in Cleveland than in those other cities.


First off, it doesnt matter what team he goes too, they are a top five team as soon as he throws on the jersey... I say look at the markets that Lebron wants to be in.... personally, I know he loves playing in the Garden, and New York fans are dying for LBJ to come over..... He loves the Yankees, he loves the 40-40 club(jay-z's club), he loves the NYC night life,..... I lived in Ohio and am a New Yorker, I'll be surprised if he doesnt come to the Knicks, borrowing a championship ring.

Kakaroach
01-24-2010, 12:44 PM
I think he will stay in Cleveland.

DCB/LAL
01-24-2010, 12:44 PM
I think and hope he stays with Cleveland its nice to see players especially like Lebron stay at one place their whole career I just hope Cleveland owner doesn't get greedy and sign Lebron and then decide to give him no help.

Pensx3
01-24-2010, 12:57 PM
Lebron is a ****ing douche if ge signs with New Jersey or the Knicks. Yes the nightlife is obviously better in NYC, but the Knicks are going to suck with or without him on the team. He can hang out in NY in the offseason, but why would anyone want to play basketball in NY/NJ, both teams are miserable. I hope he stays in Cleveland, I mean how much more money is he going to make playing in NYC? I hope he doesnt sell out...

There is 0% chance he signs with Houston or Toronto...

ManRam
01-24-2010, 01:04 PM
Lebron is a ****ing douche if ge signs with New Jersey or the Knicks. Yes the nightlife is obviously better in NYC, but the Knicks are going to suck with or without him on the team. He can hang out in NY in the offseason, but why would anyone want to play basketball in NY/NJ, both teams are miserable. I hope he stays in Cleveland, I mean how much more money is he going to make playing in NYC? I hope he doesnt sell out...

There is 0% chance he signs with Houston or Toronto...

Who are you to call him a douche. The Knicks are going to have a TON of cap space, while still having their youth core of Gallinari, Hill, Chandler and Douglas. They are going to shed Hughes, Harrington, Mobley, Milicic, Duhon and Nate's contracts...potentially Curry and Jeffries (doubtful) as well.

They'll have a ton of money to spend. He'll have a chance to save one of the most important franchises in the sport. He'll be the face of the most popular team in the greatest city in the world. Yes, they suck now. With LeBron, and their cap space, they have the chance to be great very shortly.

And if you think NJ has no hope, you're crazy. With LeBron, and that #1 (potentially) pick, along with Lopez, Harris, Lee, CDR, Terrence, Yi etc...that team is an instant contender. They only have 26 million on the books for next year, and could move Harris to get below 20 million.

mlisica19
01-24-2010, 01:12 PM
People hardly ever change... He is not going anywhere. I think Lebron James is doing everyting and saying everything for more publicity and for more commotion. Hes not going anywhere because when he finds a home he sticks with it. Besides the fact that Clev is his home, he has found a family within the orginzation the same way he found a family and true friends in his high school. He loved those guys and would have never gave up or change a thing.


Hes staying with Cleveland... why move to another team that wont be ready for you. The knicks are not prepared to win anything anytime soon. If Lebron James goes there he will be just wasting his years trying to have a team build a team around him once again.

kjoke
01-24-2010, 01:14 PM
any team that has the money to sign him have a chance to get him, thats all that can be said right now no need to rant on another posters opinion.. that being said lets see what happens in the playoffs first

i hope he signs with miami

Ballin274
01-24-2010, 01:17 PM
Honestly it's either NY or he's staying in Ohio. Miami wouldn't make sense because him and wade both need the ball to be effective. The Nets are a joke who will probably never make it to BK. No legitimate superstar wants to be the second coming in Chicago. Toronto? another joke, great city, but as with the vancauver example, it's hard making anybody go to Canada. Does Houston or Dallas have cap space??? So it comes down to the big apple or the regular *** state of Ohio. I hope he'll be the starting sf for the Knicks next year, but only time will tell.

ManRam
01-24-2010, 01:20 PM
Honestly it's either NY or he's staying in Ohio. Miami wouldn't make sense because him and wade both need the ball to be effective. The Nets are a joke who will probably never make it to BK. No legitimate superstar wants to be the second coming in Chicago. Toronto? another joke, great city, but as with the vancauver example, it's hard making anybody go to Canada. Does Houston or Dallas have cap space??? So it comes down to the big apple or the regular *** state of Ohio. I hope he'll be the starting sf for the Knicks next year, but only time will tell.

I agree. It's definitely NYC or Cleveland. Why would he leave Cleveland, basically his home town, as well as leave a coach he loves, a team he loves and a fan base he loves...to go to any city besides NYC? It makes no sense to me.

I think he's staying in Cleveland, but I would put a large amount of money on the fact that if he leaves, the only place he's going to is New York.

Houston probably has the cap space (they wouldn't be able to sign anyone else if they signed a max player)...Dallas does not at all.

Ballin274
01-24-2010, 01:30 PM
If Miami had someone besides Wade then I would say they had a chance, but all Miami would accomplish is being the most talented lottery team ever. so we'll se in july its red and yellow or orange and blue

DCB/LAL
01-24-2010, 01:43 PM
If Miami had someone besides Wade then I would say they had a chance, but all Miami would accomplish is being the most talented lottery team ever. so we'll se in july its red and yellow or orange and blue

If your saying that team with Lebron let alone Lebron and Wade would be a lottery team then all I can do is....... :facepalm:

















You deserve 2 if thats what your saying so.......... :facepalm:

Gators123
01-24-2010, 01:46 PM
He will stay in Cleveland.

Ballin274
01-24-2010, 01:49 PM
you're saying that two players who need the ball at least 75% of the time will find a way to co exist and win all I can do is...:facepalm: Just because you hope and wish doesn't change history, every time a team does it, the same process repeats itself. Have you been hired to coach the heat next seasonb, and you have the foolproof offensive scheme that will get both of them 25+ shots a game right.... i thought so

DCB/LAL
01-24-2010, 01:54 PM
you're saying that two players who need the ball at least 75% of the time will find a way to co exist and win all I can do is...:facepalm: Just because you hope and wish doesn't change history, every time a team does it, the same process repeats itself. Have you been hired to coach the heat next seasonb, and you have the foolproof offensive scheme that will get both of them 25+ shots a game right.... i thought so

Hmm...they've played together before and were just fine. Team USA(while yes it is not the NBA) was FULL of players who needed the ball with Lebron, Kobe, Wade, CP3, Deron, Jason Kidd and how did they all co-exist? They only won a GOLD Medal.


Now im not saying they would win a Championship but im pretty sure they would co-exist pretty good(its only them 2 this time) and do good enough NOT to be a lottery team.


So yeah you saying they would be a lottery team gets you A :facepalm: and you sticking by your comments gets you two more :facepalm: :facepalm: and a :pity:

JRisdabest
01-24-2010, 02:10 PM
hes gona be a clipper

vash9
01-24-2010, 02:13 PM
Brooklyn por favor.

NYKnicks4511
01-24-2010, 02:40 PM
Is LeBron not the face of nba now?? If you think he is not then you are 2 days old. Plus who the hell is he gonna play with in NY? Sure, he can earn millions in NY, but you really think he wants to be a lower playoff (at best) seed and earn millions? He knows he has the potential to be the greatest ever and only way he can do it by winning 5/7 championships. That's absolutely not possible in NY with bunch of scrubs and under a coach who couldnt win it with one of the greatest teams in last decade.
IMO, he isn't going anywhere. simple. cavs are one of the best teams in the league and that's his hometown. No one wants to be hated by his home crowd. As for sponsorships, I dont think he cares. They will follow him wherever he goes bcz it's LeBron James we are talking about.

No, he isn't the sole face of the NBA and I must be two days old then for believing that. Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are the face of the league - how many fans outside of Ohio do you think LeBron+Cavs have, and how many fans of Kobe+Lakers are there outside L.A.?
LeBron is no sideshow obviously, but if he goes to New York he will be the face of the NBA with no questions asked. He'll finally have the large market to challenge Kobe.

Well you don't watch too much Knick basketball it seems. I'll fill you in for the sake of my argument: [Wilson Chandler (15/6) , Danilo Gallinari (15/5), David Lee (19/11), Jordan Hill, and Toney Douglas] > [Mo Williams, (Old) Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Parker, JJ Hickson, Delonte West, Varejao, Moon etc] who ever you want to throw in there. Oh, if we had an actual point guard this year (e.g. Calderon), we'd probably be fighting for a 6th seed.

Whether or not the Suns team was one of the 'greatest in the last decade' or not is your opinion - but having his players leave the bench area (resulting in suspension) during games was not his fault. I'm not a huge D'Antoni fan and question his tactics, but there is little question about his relationship with the star players on the USA team including LBJ.

If you don't think he cares about the money then you're wrong, he's already stated he wants to become the first billionaire athlete and the only real plausible place to accomplish that would be New York.

I know people don't want to see him leave CLeveland because of the 'one team per career' factor, but revitalizing the Knicks and restoring Championship status to the city would trump any potential glory he gains elsewhere.

daleja424
01-24-2010, 02:44 PM
I may be a homer in this, but if he does leeave Cleveland why wouldnt it be for Miami? Why would a guy who says he wants to win championships wannna go to the Knicks when he could play in a better position to win in Miami?

NYKnicks4511
01-24-2010, 02:50 PM
Ok I'm going to be real. There are 5 teams that shouldn't be in the discussion. Those 5 are Knicks, Toronto, Houston, Bulls and Dallas and I will explain why.

First the Mavs, and the Rockets. The reason why niether team stands a chance isn't because of money or teammates. It's because their in the Western Conference. There is to many really quality teams over there and in a series going up against the Lakers, Denver, Spurs and some of these up and coming teams can make things far more difficult to make it to the finals. It is way much easier staying in the East and getting to the finals than it is in the West.

Next the Knicks, Bulls, and Raptors. Knicks are easy, 1st they don't have the cap room to bring someone else like a Bosh, Amar'e, or a Wade with him. And with out 1 of them they don't stand a chance of getting him. Plus they don't have any building blocks in place for the future like some of the other teams. Bulls even with him would not be a Championship contender. They don't have enough of the right pieces in place to make it to that level. They have Rose and that's a good one but what else do they have? Who else is going to help him score? Raptors can't even keep there own superstar so how are they going to get LBJ? Besides the Raptors don't have the cap space.

The 3 teams that actually have a chance of really getting LBJ. Starting from the least to the best opportunity.

Nets- The Nets have a good chance because they have cap room and a good foundation to work with. They have a young nice pg in Harris, and a nice young legit center in Lopez. Then you have to factor in that they have some very nice pieces with Lee and CDR, that can come off the bench. Then you have to throw in that they may have enough cap space to bring in a LBJ and a Bosh or Amar'e. Then their is the possibility that they could bring in the #1 pick Wall if they win the draft lottery; which could allow them to trade Harris and his 10mill contract for another good player to add to that mix. Could be very NASTY. But you have to wonder if going through a season like this might mess with some of these guys heads.

Next the Heat- The Heat has just a slight advantage over the Nets and that advantage is D-Wade. I know some of you guys will say that I'm being a homer but I'm really not and if you all really look at the situation I think that you guys might agree. D-Wade has won an championship and this team has playoff experience. You also have a nice young baller in Beasley and they have enough money to possibly sign 2 of the big 3 LBJ, Bosh and Amar'e. With having possibly LBJ and Bosh or Amar'e to team up with D-Wade and Beasley is down right crazy to think about. I know that senario is a big IF but it could be possible. Also I think that LBJ knows that in order to win a title your going to need another superstar next to you especially going against that All Star team in LA. I think that out side of the Cavs the Heat are his best option to win a few titles.

Cavs have the best chance out of all to keep him and that's only and I mean only if they win a title this year. If they don't win I believe that his time with them will be over. I don't believe that if he left The Cavs that the fans would hate him like someone said earlier. It's just something that didn't happen.

Ehhhh I disagree so much :p

In short...
Knicks and Bulls definitely in discussion. Knicks have building blocks (Lee, Chandler, Gallo, Hill, Douglas etc.) Bulls will grab a solid guy in a deep draft this year, as well as Rose, Noah, Salmons they have some pieces in place. Yes, you are being a homer when you think LeBron is going to forsake his own glory and go to Miami to play in D-Wade's shadow, cap room isn't everything... Nets have a chance, but jeez they're 3-40... 'nuff said. Agree with the Cavalier paragraph completely.

Guess we'll have to wait and see lol

Raoul Duke
01-24-2010, 02:54 PM
I don't think he'll go to the Heat. Lebron doesn't want every championship he wins to have Wade's name attached to it also.

I honestly don't think Lebron has considered what he's going to do. I think he wants to win this year, and then make a decision on where he has the best chance to establish himself a dynasty. I could see him becoming a Net if they can get John Wall and flip Harris for good pieces. I could also see him going to NY if they can get a marquee big man or just a little more cap space. Chicago has a really nice little core there and theres still time left for them to either improve upon it or get more cap space via trade, so they're certainly in the running.

The main thing that makes me unsure about him staying in Cleveland is that they really don't have much to offer him after this year unless they make a move now. They have Z, Shaq and 'Bron all coming off the books next summer, but they'll still have zero flexibility after they resign Lebron. So they can basically offer him the same team next year, except (maybe)minus Z and Shaq. Mo Williams, West, Varejao and Hickson . That group doesn't scream "dynasty" to me.

kntresistheheat
01-24-2010, 02:57 PM
He will eithter stay with the cavs or will be in a Heat uniform!!!

DCB/LAL
01-24-2010, 02:58 PM
He will eithter stay with the cavs or will be in a Heat uniform!!!

you sound so sure.

uncleben989
01-24-2010, 03:00 PM
this miami talk is so stupid. I don't know what idiot started this story, but he deserves to be fired on the spot. Miami can't even come close to selling out games with a top 3 player in the world there every night. Why would lebron join that?


+99999

kntresistheheat
01-24-2010, 03:17 PM
[QUOTE=Raoul Duke;12079574]I don't think he'll go to the Heat. Lebron doesn't want every championship he wins to have Wade's name attached to it also.



:facepalm: Yeah! I am so sure that Jordan didnt want Pippen name linked to any of the rings he won and Kobe didnt want Shaq linked to it( Which he didnt..lol) and ect... :rolleyes: The bottom line is that those players NEEDED each other to acomplish what they did! I am not saying that he is leaving the cavs to go to miami and win a ring, but bron and wade might be thinking of making history Just like everyone talks about what Jordan and Pippen did with thier legacy. I tell you what New York and Jersey are both very attractive place because its a big market team, but for the last 10 years or so.. the knicks management and organization has been a disaster! The nets have not been so bad I think thier doing a good job and the only way I see lebron going to any of those places is if wade or bosh joins the nets or knicks, Which I think the nets could pull that off not the knicks. The heat is a great organazation good owners great president, the only down side about here is we have a bunch of banwagon fans but you know what they say "If you built it they will come"

kntresistheheat
01-24-2010, 03:18 PM
you sound so sure.


Its my opinion, everyone here has their own:D

ManRam
01-24-2010, 03:37 PM
Well you don't watch too much Knick basketball it seems. I'll fill you in for the sake of my argument: [Wilson Chandler (15/6) , Danilo Gallinari (15/5), David Lee (19/11), Jordan Hill, and Toney Douglas] > [Mo Williams, (Old) Shaquille O'Neal, Anthony Parker, JJ Hickson, Delonte West, Varejao, Moon etc] who ever you want to throw in there. Oh, if we had an actual point guard this year (e.g. Calderon), we'd probably be fighting for a 6th seed.

I agree so much. Put LeBron on the current Knicks or Bulls roster, and that team is just as much of a contender as Cleveland is now, perhaps more so. Even New Jersey with Harris, Lee, CDR, Yi, Lopez, Terrence etc., that team would be great. Add a top pick and wow.

You can't look at NYK and NJ as they are now. You gotta imagine them with LeBron. No matter where he goes, he's going to have just as good of a chance to win, if not better.

ManRam
01-24-2010, 03:46 PM
:facepalm: Yeah! I am so sure that Jordan didnt want Pippen name linked to any of the rings he won and Kobe didnt want Shaq linked to it( Which he didnt..lol) and ect... :rolleyes: The bottom line is that those players NEEDED each other to acomplish what they did! I am not saying that he is leaving the cavs to go to miami and win a ring, but bron and wade might be thinking of making history Just like everyone talks about what Jordan and Pippen did with thier legacy. I tell you what New York and Jersey are both very attractive place because its a big market team, but for the last 10 years or so.. the knicks management and organization has been a disaster! The nets have not been so bad I think thier doing a good job and the only way I see lebron going to any of those places is if wade or bosh joins the nets or knicks, Which I think the nets could pull that off not the knicks. The heat is a great organazation good owners great president, the only down side about here is we have a bunch of banwagon fans but you know what they say "If you built it they will come"

Jordan didn't bolt another team to play with Pippen. Kobe's name was attached to Shaq's because Shaq had to go there in FA to win. If LeBron leaves to play with another star, his legacy might take a hit. If he stays in Cleveland, and wins there, that is without a doubt the best thing for his legacy.

LeBron can win without Wade. If he wants to be the best ever, that's exactly what he has to do.

Put LBJ on the Knicks with Danillo, Chandler, Hill etc., with a ton of cap space potentially even after they sign him, and LeBron can do damage. Even better, put him in NJ with all that young talent, and a top pick, and he'll really do damage. He doesn't need Wade. It will be a hit to his legacy if he has to go pair up with a star to win.

philab
01-24-2010, 03:52 PM
Oh, the Miami garbage just won't stop.

First, remember that WADE IS A FREE AGENT also. Miami has to re-sign him for this even to become a possibility. Wade re-signing is not a given.

Second, even if LeBron and Wade are dying to play together, why is Miami the option? There's also Cleveland, NJ, NY, and other places. Although the final cap situations of each of these teams leading into FA is still unclear, the point is that Miami is not the only place.

Third, Miami is a bad market for basketball. The team has trouble selling out, and the arena is among the smallest in the league.

Finally, LeBron is not going to join WADE'S TEAM. There's no chance. LeBron is very conscious of perception and knows that winning a championship in Miami will be seen as hitching a ride on Wade's ship. He won't be the highest paid player, and he'll be fighting for the spotlight with his teammate.


It's not going to happen. Nothing against the Heat here at all. I just can't believe so many people believe that this is not only a possibility but even nearly a likely one. It's not.

Skylander14
01-24-2010, 04:02 PM
The argument that the team would be a contender with lebron is stupid cuz ofcourse every team would contend with him, yea the Knicks, and brooklyn would be top 4 in conference with him, but I could make the same arguement for the wolves or OKC, they have Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Jonny Flynn, Corey Brewer, and a top pick n possibly a guy named rubio and OKC has Durant, Green, Westbrook, Harden and is contending(for a playoff spot in the west). Don't mean he would go to the Wolves or OKC and both have more promising young talent and their 1st round picks next year. Then NY fans say he loves NY but I doubt he loves NY enough to play there n never win a ring. I think it would be Miami, LA Clippers or most likely stay in Cleaveland than go to teams with some young talent but bad records and making Lebron do it all just to contend. and Gallo n Chandler, n hill are all forwards sooo Lebron would fit in where exactly??

Strumpy
01-24-2010, 04:15 PM
making Lebron do it all just to contend. and Gallo n Chandler, n hill are all forwards sooo Lebron would fit in where exactly??

You would make Lebron fit.

Here's my 2 cents on the whole thing..
Lebron has stated multiple that he wants to be a billionaire. He wants to be a global icon. Where can he expose himself more, the Big Apple or Ohio?

Also, we forget that Lebron has already been in the Association for 7 years now. If you can't build a championship in 7 years with a top superstar... I don't know. I think he wants out of Cleveland.

Ballin274
01-24-2010, 04:26 PM
Hmm...they've played together before and were just fine. Team USA(while yes it is not the NBA) was FULL of players who needed the ball with Lebron, Kobe, Wade, CP3, Deron, Jason Kidd and how did they all co-exist? They only won a GOLD Medal.


Now im not saying they would win a Championship but im pretty sure they would co-exist pretty good(its only them 2 this time) and do good enough NOT to be a lottery team.


So yeah you saying they would be a lottery team gets you A :facepalm: and you sticking by your comments gets you two more :facepalm: :facepalm: and a :pity:

Gold medal under coach K and D'Antoni is one thing. Like you said, the team was full of stars, the U.S lost their previous chance at a medal and they were under serious pressure to win one, playing for national pride against the world is one thing. 82 games under Eric Whatshisface and with 2 stars who need the ball in their hands most of the time is a whole different story. Point being, Lebron and Wade can't coexist on an NBA team and win a championship, it's either gonna be someones stats taking a serious hit or a crazy stat sheet and not enough wins. It took K.G, Allen, and Pierce until their 30's to do it. Lebron would do good with a decent pg, a good spot up shooter, a big man who can finish, and a defensive stopper.

kntresistheheat
01-24-2010, 04:33 PM
Jordan didn't bolt another team to play with Pippen. Kobe's name was attached to Shaq's because Shaq had to go there in FA to win. If LeBron leaves to play with another star, his legacy might take a hit. If he stays in Cleveland, and wins there, that is without a doubt the best thing for his legacy.

LeBron can win without Wade. If he wants to be the best ever, that's exactly what he has to do.

Put LBJ on the Knicks with Danillo, Chandler, Hill etc., with a ton of cap space potentially even after they sign him, and LeBron can do damage. Even better, put him in NJ with all that young talent, and a top pick, and he'll really do damage. He doesn't need Wade. It will be a hit to his legacy if he has to go pair up with a star to win.



Listen, I dont know if you notice but this league needs two or more superstar to win now, Look around..Magic,Cavs,Lakers,Boston..ect. I know what your saying about cleveland would be his best option but he has been in the league for 7yrs and not yet won. Wade in his third year won a ring, I am not saying he will leave the cavs but my opinion is IF HE LEAVES, and thats a big IF! He might want to go were one of his best friend is at that sign the same contract for those reasons. I do know that they have both been linked to the nets because they both said that place is an attractive to look at. I do think that is way to far fetch to say by pairing with wade it would ruin his legacy:rolleyes:

kntresistheheat
01-24-2010, 04:35 PM
Gold medal under coach K and D'Antoni is one thing. Like you said, the team was full of stars, the U.S lost their previous chance at a medal and they were under serious pressure to win one, playing for national pride against the world is one thing. 82 games under Eric Whatshisface and with 2 stars who need the ball in their hands most of the time is a whole different story. Point being, Lebron and Wade can't coexist on an NBA team and win a championship, it's either gonna be someones stats taking a serious hit or a crazy stat sheet and not enough wins. It took K.G, Allen, and Pierce until their 30's to do it. Lebron would do good with a decent pg, a good spot up shooter, a big man who can finish, and a defensive stopper.


That sounds like cleveland cavs to me:confused:

DCB/LAL
01-24-2010, 04:39 PM
Gold medal under coach K and D'Antoni is one thing. Like you said, the team was full of stars, the U.S lost their previous chance at a medal and they were under serious pressure to win one, playing for national pride against the world is one thing. 82 games under Eric Whatshisface and with 2 stars who need the ball in their hands most of the time is a whole different story. Point being, Lebron and Wade can't coexist on an NBA team and win a championship, it's either gonna be someones stats taking a serious hit or a crazy stat sheet and not enough wins. It took K.G, Allen, and Pierce until their 30's to do it. Lebron would do good with a decent pg, a good spot up shooter, a big man who can finish, and a defensive stopper.

Your saying they would be a lottery team that would mean not even a playoff team in the EAST thats non-sense IMO.

kntresistheheat
01-24-2010, 04:43 PM
I will do everyone a favor, I will ask him myself... Cause I will be at the game on Monday Sec 115 row 7!!!

ManRam
01-24-2010, 04:44 PM
Listen, I dont know if you notice but this league needs two or more superstar to win now, Look around..Magic,Cavs,Lakers,Boston..ect. I know what your saying about cleveland would be his best option but he has been in the league for 7yrs and not yet won. Wade in his third year won a ring, I am not saying he will leave the cavs but my opinion is IF HE LEAVES, and thats a big IF! He might want to go were one of his best friend is at that sign the same contract for those reasons. I do know that they have both been linked to the nets because they both said that place is an attractive to look at. I do think that is way to far fetch to say by pairing with wade it would ruin his legacy:rolleyes:

I don't think Orlando had two superstars last year, or this year. I don't think Cleveland does. Boston doesn't have a top 10 MVP candidate this year. So what's your point? When was the last time a team had two of the top 5 players in the league and won? You don't need that. LeBron doesn't need Wade. Wade doesn't need LeBron. 2 mega stars I don't think translates to success.

If he goes to NJ, he'll have by far enough star power with him with Lopez, Harris (maybe) and a very high draft pick (potentially Wall). I think they'd be one of, if not the best teams in the league.

It's Cleveland, NYK or NJ. I really don't see him going anywhere else. Not at all.

heatking
01-24-2010, 04:56 PM
Ehhhh I disagree so much :p

In short...
Knicks and Bulls definitely in discussion. Knicks have building blocks (Lee, Chandler, Gallo, Hill, Douglas etc.) Bulls will grab a solid guy in a deep draft this year, as well as Rose, Noah, Salmons they have some pieces in place. Yes, you are being a homer when you think LeBron is going to forsake his own glory and go to Miami to play in D-Wade's shadow, cap room isn't everything... Nets have a chance, but jeez they're 3-40... 'nuff said. Agree with the Cavalier paragraph completely.

Guess we'll have to wait and see lol

can all you knick fans stop acting like you have building pieces. haha you name tony douglas as a building piece? if anything all u have is david lee, and thats a role player.

you guys have nothing to build around, and ur only hope would be signing lebron, but please dont act like you have building pieces. tony douglas lmao.

nuggetsyankees
01-24-2010, 04:57 PM
wade is going to brooklyn not lebron mark my words

arkanian215
01-24-2010, 05:12 PM
If he doesn't stay in Cleveland he'll go to the Knicks. There's nothing the other teams can offer him that's more appealing than playing at the garden and the market of New York. One potential problem is what can the Knicks offer to build the team long term? They'll have two key pieces retained for next year: Chandler and Gallinari. Hill could be a good player given time. I'm guessing the Knicks would prefer to sign as many new star players as possible and would decline their rights to Harrington, Lee, Robinson, and all other expirings. Assuming the cap stays at 57.7, the Knicks will have 13.8 remaining. They could potentially add Amar'e here.

PG: ?(LeBron will handle it anyway so we just need someone who can bring it up, defend and hit threes)
SG: Wilson Chandler
SF: LeBron James
PF: Danilo Gallinari
C: Amar'e Stoudamire

That's a pretty nice team right there at least fantasywise. What can this team do after it has used up all of its cap on two players to make it a championship caliber team?
MLE, Biannual exception, Minimums. So that's another two or three good players.

Cleveland could have:
Marurice Williams
Anderson Varejao
Delonte West
Daniel Gibson
Jamario Moon
Anthony Parker
J.J. Hickson
Leon Powe
Darnell Jackson

If the Knicks manage to add Amar'e, the Knicks will have the better team without LeBron.

As strange as it may sound...if LeBron wins the championship this year, he may be more inclined to leave. That will be a ring on his hand and less incentive to stay in Cleveland. He would have given this team 7 years to get a championship and looking forward, this franchise does not look like it can offer much more in terms of talent around him to pursue that ring (if he signs an extension). They would have used up all of their cap space and would be limited to their MLE and minimums to add in the future. On top of that, after this year, they lose Big Z and Shaq. They'll have about 5 million in cap space to add a player. Can they replace that kind of production with a MLE or multiple MLE players? Maybe but I doubt it. They could re-sign Big Z and Shaq but that really isn't going to help them long term.

Impulse
01-24-2010, 05:22 PM
If he doesn't stay in Cleveland he'll go to the Knicks. There's nothing the other teams can offer him that's more appealing than playing at the garden and the market of New York.

How is playing in Miami with Dwyane Wade not as appealing? Beasley is developing into a great player, and let's not forget how cheap he is. The Heat have enough cap space to build a quality roster around LeBron, Wade, and Beasley.

If winning a ring is LeBron's priority, then I can't see a better option than Miami. I can see the appeal for him in playing in the market of New York, but I don't see him winning a ring there anytime soon.

That said I believe he will return to Cleveland.

kntresistheheat
01-24-2010, 05:30 PM
I don't think Orlando had two superstars last year, or this year. I don't think Cleveland does. Boston doesn't have a top 10 MVP candidate this year. So what's your point? When was the last time a team had two of the top 5 players in the league and won? You don't need that. LeBron doesn't need Wade. Wade doesn't need LeBron. 2 mega stars I don't think translates to success.

If he goes to NJ, he'll have by far enough star power with him with Lopez, Harris (maybe) and a very high draft pick (potentially Wall). I think they'd be one of, if not the best teams in the league.

It's Cleveland, NYK or NJ. I really don't see him going anywhere else. Not at all.


Orlando may of not have 2 superstars, but they had all-star players on that team and so does the lakers, Cavs, boston ect...Again!! You have your opinion and everyone else has theirs!!! I already told you that its my opinion that he would want to go to miami and I said it 10k times that he will be a nice fit in New Jersey with their core that they have and if he does decide to leave the cavs and that a big IF!!! I also have mention that the knicks will be only an attractive place because of the big market, but I dont think that they have a stable team and or organazation and again this is my opinion

kntresistheheat
01-24-2010, 05:32 PM
How is playing in Miami with Dwyane Wade not as appealing? Beasley is developing into a great player, and let's not forget how cheap he is. The Heat have enough cap space to build a quality roster around LeBron, Wade, and Beasley.

If winning a ring is LeBron's priority, then I can't see a better option than Miami. I can see the appeal for him in playing in the market of New York, but I don't see him winning a ring there anytime soon.That said I believe he will return to Cleveland.


I agree with my fellow heat fan

RadiantShot
01-24-2010, 05:42 PM
Wade and Lebron just won't happen. There has got to be some rivalries in the NBA..;)

@arkanian - It wouldn't make sense. If someone wins a championship, why would they leave? It's obvious they'd have a greater chance winning it staying exactly where they are, than trying to set off and go find a new niche. Kobe didn't leave the first time he won an NBA title, Shaq didn't leave till later in his career after he already won his titles. KG, Ray, and Paul didn't leave when they won their NBA title, neither did Rondo, and so forth. It just wouldn't make any logical sense to leave after you've done something great exactly where you are. If he loses the championship, that will just make him think he won't be getting it in Cleveland anytime soon.

I predict if Lebron doesn't win an NBA Championship this year, he won't want to stay in Cleveland for a whole lot longer.

If he does win, he'll stay in Cleveland for a longer.

CavsBrownsOSU
01-24-2010, 06:06 PM
i definitely see him with t-wolves next year

xxxplicit69
01-24-2010, 06:09 PM
if the cavs do it this yr he will stay, that city deserves a champion. but if they flop again and lebron wants to get his ring, then i would hope he comes to chicago. :pray: :laugh:

but new york might build that team for him, nets or knicks and have j-hove at the games.

mser58
01-24-2010, 06:53 PM
philly

ManRam
01-24-2010, 07:19 PM
Okay. Here's my odds.

3-2 Cleveland: They will have 30 million dollars coming off the books just with Shaq and Z leaving. The core is signed long term. They are one MLE player away from a title as far as I'm concerned, and it might not even take that. They are still young, Hickson will progress and fill in for Shaq and Z fine. He loves the coach. He loves the players. He loves the town. He wants to win there. It's just a matter of him thinking he can or can't. I think he thinks he can. I think he can.

15-1 New York: The biggest market. The sad franchise. Those two factors alone could cement his legacy as the greatest ever. They'll have a boatload of money to play around with. He'll make more money there than anywhere else via endorsement deals. They have a decent core, and the ability to bring in James and someone like a Boozer or Amare potentially (not another max player though). If Eddy Curry opts out, they'll have 11 million more coming off the books...leaving them with 5 players, 3 of them starters, and the core of the team (besides Lee).

20-1 New Jersey: They have more talent than NY, but they aren't in Brooklyn yet. They don't have a coach really. They don't have a huge fan base. If the Knicks had the Nets' roster, I'd go to the Knicks in a heart beat if I'm him. They could win it all right away next year with Harris, Lopez, Lee, CDR, Yi, Dooling, Williams and Boone all signed for just 26 million. They can get James, and someone else. Oh yeah...they will have a very high draft pick. Add James, Wall and another near max player, and you have a few championships easily.

35-1 Chicago: Good core of players. Great basketball city. Why not go to the scene of the crime to chase down the greatest? Their core is all coming back, like Deng, Rose, Hinrich, Salmons, Thomas, Noah and Gibson. They are signed for 38 million. They can get James, and still have some money to spend.

Everything else is a pipe dream as far as I'm concerned. Those are really the only 4 teams I can see him going to.

Jobama
01-24-2010, 07:20 PM
He won't go to Chicago because there's too much pressure on him getting them a championship, plus people will start trying to compare him to what MJ did for the Bulls and IMO he won't even touch Chicago. He backed out of the Dunk contest, probably because of the hype it caused so think how much hype he'd have going to Chicago. In fact its probably the same with all those teams. He's better off staying in Cleveland and becoming a legend there..

arkanian215
01-24-2010, 07:39 PM
How is playing in Miami with Dwyane Wade not as appealing? Beasley is developing into a great player, and let's not forget how cheap he is. The Heat have enough cap space to build a quality roster around LeBron, Wade, and Beasley.

If winning a ring is LeBron's priority, then I can't see a better option than Miami. I can see the appeal for him in playing in the market of New York, but I don't see him winning a ring there anytime soon.

That said I believe he will return to Cleveland.

Compared to what the Knicks can offer, playing in miami is not as appealing. Your team beats out about half the teams in attendance in terms of the percentage of seats filled and average number per game. You guys already have a legitimate franchise player on that team and you're not selling out each game. The Knicks, after so many years of struggling still fill a lot of seats without a superstar (maybe not even an allstar on that team). Even during their really awful years, one thing Dolan could count on those Knicks fans showing up. That's the appeal. Bring in a superstar and you not only have sellingout every night but a ton of merchandise sold, promos, and new contracts off the court. A lot of Knicks fans love LeBron now, even though he's on another team, imagine what will happen when he actually puts on the jersey.

arkanian215
01-24-2010, 07:44 PM
Okay. Here's my odds.

3-2 Cleveland: They will have 30 million dollars coming off the books just with Shaq and Z leaving. The core is signed long term. They are one MLE player away from a title as far as I'm concerned, and it might not even take that. They are still young, Hickson will progress and fill in for Shaq and Z fine. He loves the coach. He loves the players. He loves the town. He wants to win there. It's just a matter of him thinking he can or can't. I think he thinks he can. I think he can.

15-1 New York: The biggest market. The sad franchise. Those two factors alone could cement his legacy as the greatest ever. They'll have a boatload of money to play around with. He'll make more money there than anywhere else via endorsement deals. They have a decent core, and the ability to bring in James and someone like a Boozer or Amare potentially (not another max player though). If Eddy Curry opts out, they'll have 11 million more coming off the books...leaving them with 5 players, 3 of them starters, and the core of the team (besides Lee).

20-1 New Jersey: They have more talent than NY, but they aren't in Brooklyn yet. They don't have a coach really. They don't have a huge fan base. If the Knicks had the Nets' roster, I'd go to the Knicks in a heart beat if I'm him. They could win it all right away next year with Harris, Lopez, Lee, CDR, Yi, Dooling, Williams and Boone all signed for just 26 million. They can get James, and someone else. Oh yeah...they will have a very high draft pick. Add James, Wall and another near max player, and you have a few championships easily.

35-1 Chicago: Good core of players. Great basketball city. Why not go to the scene of the crime to chase down the greatest? Their core is all coming back, like Deng, Rose, Hinrich, Salmons, Thomas, Noah and Gibson. They are signed for 38 million. They can get James, and still have some money to spend.

Everything else is a pipe dream as far as I'm concerned. Those are really the only 4 teams I can see him going to.

At this point, I'd say the Nets have worse odds than Chicago. There is absolutely no reason to come here. Jay-Z said so himself. He won't try to use his friendship to help lure LeBron here unless he knew it would give him a chance to win. If we can't win without LeBron (getting blown out by 30 points against the Warriors and our starting line getting outscored by Jazz's third string). Even Boozer acknowledges it would be hard for him to come here and we all know that the only thing that motivates Boozer is money. He might still be saying it though.

ManRam
01-24-2010, 08:04 PM
At this point, I'd say the Nets have worse odds than Chicago. There is absolutely no reason to come here. Jay-Z said so himself. He won't try to use his friendship to help lure LeBron here unless he knew it would give him a chance to win. If we can't win without LeBron (getting blown out by 30 points against the Warriors and our starting line getting outscored by Jazz's third string). Even Boozer acknowledges it would be hard for him to come here and we all know that the only thing that motivates Boozer is money. He might still be saying it though.

Call me crazy...but I think that without LeBron, Cleveland is just as bad as New Jersey. You know more than I do, but I think the injuries to start the season just killed the Nets, and they've kind of lost hope. They were competitive early on, losing a lot of close games. Now they just don't seem to care. Their record makes them look a lot worse than they are.

I really think that the Nets core is better than the Cavs core without LeBron. I think LeBron's personality would rub off really well on the young Nets players. Not to mention a potential #1 overall pick.

Evolution23
01-24-2010, 08:07 PM
not another one

5+7=DYNASTY!!!
01-24-2010, 08:11 PM
I think it comes down to NY or Cleveland. If Cleveland wins the championship this year I don't see him leaving. But if Cleveland loses, it is going to get very interesting this offseason. The Knicks core matches up with the Cavs 2010 core just fine, plus they are a little younger, have the more appealing coach, city, and the most money.

JordansBulls
01-25-2010, 08:18 PM
Lebron will go to the Bulls next year. Why else would he change his number from 23 to 6?:D

arkanian215
01-25-2010, 10:08 PM
Call me crazy...but I think that without LeBron, Cleveland is just as bad as New Jersey. You know more than I do, but I think the injuries to start the season just killed the Nets, and they've kind of lost hope. They were competitive early on, losing a lot of close games. Now they just don't seem to care. Their record makes them look a lot worse than they are.

I really think that the Nets core is better than the Cavs core without LeBron. I think LeBron's personality would rub off really well on the young Nets players. Not to mention a potential #1 overall pick.

lol nah the injuries were an excuse Nets fans and bloggers used to hide the shame that is the 0-18 start. if we go 3-79, we can't really blame our record on our injuries. Nets flat out stink but the game plan is awful as well. Feed the post. Repeat and btw don't play defense when the other team has the ball.

Evidence...last four games losing by an average of 25. That's just sickening. The Warriors' bench is better than the Nets starting line. That bench has what 2-3 D-leaguers?

NYKnicks4511
01-30-2010, 03:04 AM
Lebron will go to the Bulls next year. Why else would he change his number from 23 to 6?:D

So Toney Douglas doesn't have to change his jersey, duh! :p

abe_froman
01-30-2010, 03:16 AM
Lebron will go to the Bulls next year. Why else would he change his number from 23 to 6?:D

they arent talked about as possibility as much as the others/or quickly discounted,but i think they have a real strong chance at getting him if he leaves

vash9
01-30-2010, 03:25 AM
It's very obvious they will do a sign and trade with Lebron and Kobe.

LayZbone
01-30-2010, 04:18 AM
Lebron will go to the Bulls next year. Why else would he change his number from 23 to 6?:D

Because for some F'ed up reason, Pat Riley decided to retire Jordan's #23 in the Heat's house. :p