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shep33
04-18-2012, 07:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UaTiPtK944

Pretty impressive. Amazing how wild that free agency was. Haha guys had Dirk going to Miami, where he instead stays with the Mavs only to play Miami in the Finals. LeBron to the Bulls, Bosh to the Bulls... just some wild wild times.

justinnum1
04-18-2012, 07:43 PM
crazy crazy week back in july 2010

shep33
04-18-2012, 07:44 PM
crazy crazy week back in july 2010

Not going to lie, I was probably logged on to the computer like 14 hours a day lol

Furymaker
04-18-2012, 07:48 PM
I was hoping Wade and Bosh would sign here , was so mad when they signed with Heat . Crazy week in NBA that was

theheatles
04-18-2012, 07:50 PM
lol wilbon is such a homer

lavilevi23
04-18-2012, 07:54 PM
LMAO Wilbon

bholly
04-18-2012, 07:56 PM
Hard to give him too much credit, though. There were dozens of people just as credible making different predictions, there was bound to be someone get it right. As far as we know he was just being a homer and got lucky. Everyone had stories like that stadium DJ thing - hell remember all the visits to NYK and Chicago? He fixated on the thing that he liked, just like everyone else, and it worked out for him.

If he actually had good information that led him to the right answer, props to him, but he never revealed it and never gave any reason to believe he had any better info than anyone else.

Htownballa1622
04-18-2012, 07:58 PM
on dirk..."he'll never win one there."

kinda ironic ha?

Cal827
04-18-2012, 08:07 PM
Lol oh man did I remember this week. I knew Bosh wasn't returning, so I was wondering where he would end up. I won a bet cause I said Miami over my friend (Chicago). I freaking remember the S/Ts Chicago wanted to send us for Bosh too... Deng/Korver and some other ****. They didn't want to send Noah here, otherwise BC would have pulled the trigger lol

The Flash
04-18-2012, 08:20 PM
Lebatard's rant after LeBron signed with the HEAT is great

justinnum1
04-18-2012, 08:27 PM
Lebatard's rant after LeBron signed with the HEAT is great

that was awesome

The royal penis!

Cubsfan365
04-18-2012, 08:29 PM
Basically LeBatard looks smart now because IMO he's a huge homer.

BcEuAbRsS
04-18-2012, 08:41 PM
I 100% thought Lebron was gonna be a Bull, even after news leaked bout him to Miami I still watched every moment of the decision until he said South Beach... I like Boozer alot, but I still can't believe he's the only top FA we got that year...

shep33
04-18-2012, 08:46 PM
I 100% thought Lebron was gonna be a Bull, even after news leaked bout him to Miami I still watched every moment of the decision until he said South Beach... I like Boozer alot, but I still can't believe he's the only top FA we got that year...

Honestly I thought he was going there too. I just didn't think Miami could work it out to sign 3 guys.

Honestly, be thankful you got Boozer instead of Amare... and I love Amare, but his injury concerns are a big question mark right now. And you guys signed Booze to a year less right?

chicagocubsfan
04-18-2012, 08:52 PM
Lol oh man did I remember this week. I knew Bosh wasn't returning, so I was wondering where he would end up. I won a bet cause I said Miami over my friend (Chicago). I freaking remember the S/Ts Chicago wanted to send us for Bosh too... Deng/Korver and some other ****. They didn't want to send Noah here, otherwise BC would have pulled the trigger lol

That doesn't make sense, the Bulls signed Korver during the 2010 free agency. You guys would have been a lot better off with Deng then the draft picks you got.

justinnum1
04-18-2012, 08:52 PM
Honestly I thought he was going there too. I just didn't think Miami could work it out to sign 3 guys.

Honestly, be thankful you got Boozer instead of Amare... and I love Amare, but his injury concerns are a big question mark right now. And you guys signed Booze to a year less right?

they both signed 5 yeas, boozer signed for 75mil amare signed for 100mil

Raph12
04-18-2012, 08:59 PM
When you look back at it, you think "poor Chicago"... And then you look at their record.

shep33
04-18-2012, 09:01 PM
they both signed 5 yeas, boozer signed for 75mil amare signed for 100mil

Wow... Amare got an extra 25 mill? No more amnesty either. Yikes that's scary. Hope he gets healthy and back into the Amare of old

naps
04-18-2012, 09:01 PM
Looking back, LeBatard looks like a genius, specially with the prediction of LeBron. Plus, he got them all right. Wilbon is such a homer...haha.

shep33
04-18-2012, 09:03 PM
When you look back at it, you think "poor Chicago"... And then you look at their record.

Absolutely. But then the Bulls got Thibs, who was probably the 2nd best free agent behind Lebron :laugh:

I swear... if you traded Thibs for Bosh, I think the Heat wouldn't lose ever lol. I like Bosh too, but man... Thibs is such a beast of a coach

Cal827
04-18-2012, 09:07 PM
That doesn't make sense, the Bulls signed Korver during the 2010 free agency. You guys would have been a lot better off with Deng then the draft picks you got.

My mistake... it was some other role player on your team too.

Meh... the issue I have with Deng is that he might have been good enough to keep us as a lower version of Atlanta. Don't get me wrong, I love Deng... but he might have kept us to a lower eastern playoff spot... which would mean that we would have to endure being a door mat.. and wouldn't end up with JV and the high pick in this draft...I think colangelo thought we might as well bottomed out... cause he refused to use the TPE on Jefferson too.

GunFactor187
04-18-2012, 09:11 PM
Lebatard's rant after LeBron signed with the HEAT is great

Is this on YouTube anywhere?

Pierzynski4Prez
04-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Too bad he wasn't right.

At minimum:
Rose
LBJ
Deng/James Johnson
Bosh/Gibson
Noah/Asik/K. Thomas

With Thibs as the coach.

Cal827
04-18-2012, 09:16 PM
Too bad he wasn't right.

At minimum:
Rose
LBJ
Deng/James Johnson
Bosh/Gibson
Noah/Asik/K. Thomas

With Thibs as the coach.

Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4... not 5.

The only question would be ball dominance. Well I guess Rose would work on his shooting and Lebron would be the point forward. Either way, that team wins multiple titles.

The Flash
04-18-2012, 09:27 PM
Is this on YouTube anywhere?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIfGX1kjm_I

GunFactor187
04-18-2012, 09:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIfGX1kjm_I

Thanks you.

justinnum1
04-18-2012, 09:37 PM
i dont think rose wanted lebron on his team.

Confusious
04-18-2012, 09:39 PM
i dont think rose wanted lebron on his team.
I think he did, he just refused to lobby for him, because he didn't want to see Deng moved (as a casualty) for LeBron.

I guess that's the definition of a good teammate.

Bruno
04-18-2012, 09:53 PM
damn imagine if Dirk went to Miami instead of Bosh..

eibbor
04-18-2012, 09:56 PM
Yeah, but who did his dad pick? Cuz his dad rocks

Master Mind
04-18-2012, 10:05 PM
Yeah, but who did his dad pick? Cuz his dad rocks

http://espn-main.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Dan-Gonzalo-Set.jpg

Si :p

shep33
04-18-2012, 10:08 PM
Yeah, but who did his dad pick? Cuz his dad rocks

Brook and Robin Lopez (Their dad is Cuban, just like LeBatard's right?)

eibbor
04-18-2012, 10:13 PM
Brook and Robin Lopez (Their dad is Cuban, just like LeBatard's right?)

I'm not sure.

Was actually sad listening to his dad talk about Cuba after the whole Miami mess.

eibbor
04-18-2012, 10:26 PM
http://espn-main.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Dan-Gonzalo-Set.jpg

Si :p

haha

You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.