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Ebbs
01-17-2014, 10:11 PM
The NBA went under. This off-season there's a reshuffling of the talent via a fantasy draft. You have the #1 pick in this draft. Each player selected in the first round will be signed to a 10 year maximum contract. The catch is that if you don't win at least three* championships over that 10 year span, your heart will collapse instantly at the conclusion of the 2025 NBA finals.

Who do you take?

Do you trust LeBron has three more in him after this season as the guy?

Do you think Durant is on the cusp of making the leap?

Do you put your faith in young Anthony Davis and his overwhelming potential?

Maybe you want someone else entirely?

I'm bored yea. Also this is still a better thread than the "can women like basketball one."

b@llhog24
01-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Durant.

John Walls Era
01-17-2014, 10:18 PM
Assuming they go 100%? Lebron.

Avenged
01-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Lol creative. But Lebron.

Bruno
01-17-2014, 11:06 PM
Durant. LBJ isn't winning three more rings on those knees with that milage and Durant buys me a few more years for my heart.

jaydubb
01-17-2014, 11:18 PM
Lebron, kd is close for me tho because he's younger and has more years left at the top then lebron IMO.. Its like 1a and 1b.. I choose lebron tho because I feel he could definitely get at least 1 or 2 and maybe 3 chips whereas I'm not as sure with kd..

sunsfan88
01-17-2014, 11:53 PM
Uhh wth. Guess I'll go Lebron...I think he has a higher chance to win 3 rings in the next 10 years than Durant or Davis.

shen
01-17-2014, 11:59 PM
I got no problem making the homer pick right now and going Lillard. Man has ice in his veins. Is a true leader on the court or in the locker room. He does not get intimidated. He can drive. He can hit the 3. He can make the best defensive players look like stumbling fools. He is also a good rebounder and student of the game. He wants to improve and is willing to take however much time is needed to do so.

Raps18-19 Champ
01-18-2014, 12:01 AM
Lol what a scenario.

holditdown
01-18-2014, 12:12 AM
This is kind of dumb. What are their supporting casts going to look like? It's not a 1 man game.

amak316
01-18-2014, 01:08 AM
Lol your hypothetical doesn't change your objective at all. You have no more incentive than a normal GM in a fantasy draft scenario.

That being said I think you have to go LeBron. He's the only player right now that makes a team into an instant contender single handedly and since it's a fantasy draft there will be no super teams so having the best player for the next 3 years at least gives you a good chance.

I also don't for the life of me understand how KDs twig legs support his 7 foot frame and right now even. I bet he has some big injury at some point.

Avenged
01-18-2014, 01:18 AM
I like Durant but he has had the opportunity to win a title and hasn't that's why I go with lebron. Can't go wrong with either though..

championships
01-18-2014, 01:32 AM
I would stop following basketball. Not worth my life.

championships
01-18-2014, 01:34 AM
I like Durant but he has had the opportunity to win a title and hasn't that's why I go with lebron. Can't go wrong with either though..Depends. If you're going with Cleveland Bron, then you will surely die. If you go stacked Heat Bron, you may have a chance.

GunFactor187
01-18-2014, 01:38 AM
I'd build around Paul George, could win now AND win later.

PacersForLife
01-18-2014, 02:18 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure LeBron does have enough to carry you to a championship by himself. I mean look at his days in Cleveland. I'm not being a hater, he's just never proven he can do it without a guy like Wade or Bosh. It comes down to the type of supporting cast I guess. I would probably pick Durant or PG because of their youth. I'm not sold on Davis yet.

FlashBolt
01-18-2014, 02:23 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure LeBron does have enough to carry you to a championship by himself. I mean look at his days in Cleveland. I'm not being a hater, he's just never proven he can do it without a guy like Wade or Bosh. It comes down to the type of supporting cast I guess. I would probably pick Durant or PG because of their youth. I'm not sold on Davis yet.

Did you just start watching basketball? What he did with Cleveland was far more than anyone in the history of the league can do for their own respective team judging by James roster. That squad was a complete joke. Antawn Jamison was their second highest paid player and where is he three years later? Playing garbage minutes for the Lakers? Sorry, but your lack of basketball knowledge has seriously endangered your credentials - if you even had any. How he got his team to the best record two seasons in a row and an NBA finals trip? I still don't know.

kobe4thewinbang
01-18-2014, 02:24 AM
Depends. If you're going with Cleveland Bron, then you will surely die. If you go stacked Heat Bron, you may have a chance.Yeah, but like someone else said, there is no say on what teams look like outside of the top players being the first picks.

PacersForLife
01-18-2014, 02:25 AM
Did you just start watching basketball? What he did with Cleveland was far more than anyone in the history of the league can do for their own respective team judging by James roster. That squad was a complete joke. Antawn Jamison was their second highest paid player and where is he three years later? Playing garbage minutes for the Lakers? Sorry, but your lack of basketball knowledge has seriously endangered your credentials - if you even had any. How he got his team to the best record two seasons in a row and an NBA finals trip? I still don't know.
Ok, I guess maybe I should have worded it differently. I definitely think LeBron is your best bet as of currently, but over a ten year span I don't think I'd take him. Like I said, it all depends on the supporting cast. I don't want LeBron and a buncha scrubs like in Cleveland I guess.

Corey
01-18-2014, 02:27 AM
I'd take Durant due to age.


Lebron is 29. Add 10 years and he's 39. He's not winning much as a max player at age 35+ in my opinion.

Durant has four years on him. He's only 25. He's still reaching his peak.

Avenged
01-18-2014, 02:27 AM
I like Durant but he has had the opportunity to win a title and hasn't that's why I go with lebron. Can't go wrong with either though..Depends. If you're going with Cleveland Bron, then you will surely die. If you go stacked Heat Bron, you may have a chance.

Okay then who else is a better choice? It's clearly Durant.. But compared to Cleveland lebron he's had more help...

PacersForLife
01-18-2014, 02:29 AM
And yes, I just started watching basketball this morning. Great stuff.

Daze9900
01-18-2014, 03:01 AM
Ever since that possessed game at the garden I'm taking steph curry

Riodagoat
01-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure LeBron does have enough to carry you to a championship by himself. I mean look at his days in Cleveland. I'm not being a hater, he's just never proven he can do it without a guy like Wade or Bosh. It comes down to the type of supporting cast I guess. I would probably pick Durant or PG because of their youth. I'm not sold on Davis yet.

So you're picking George or Durant over LeBron because "he's never proven he can't do it by himself?" What exactly have George and Durant won?

Going back to OP's question, if I'm truly going to take my homer hat off, I'd prolly go Durant just because he's younger. Due to LBJ's style of play, I have no clue how his game will pan out in 3-5 years. We'd just have to wait and see.

PacersForLife
01-18-2014, 04:37 AM
So you're picking George or Durant over LeBron because "he's never proven he can't do it by himself?" What exactly have George and Durant won?

What I meant was... I would not take LeBron due to his age compared to the other two. Also depends on the supporting cast. If LeBron had a buncha young guys with potential then yeah I'd probably take him.

b@llhog24
01-18-2014, 06:57 AM
Here's the thing. It's an expansion draft so we don't know what kind of talent is surrounding each player. Bron can carry you further with less, but chances is he'll stop just short. And even if he could win by himself, he's not gonna do so three times. Basically with KD you've got 10 years of a game that's not really predicated on athleticism of all NBA first/second team level of play to build around him. I honestly don't see how people are picking Bron.

FlashBolt
01-18-2014, 01:26 PM
What I meant was... I would not take LeBron due to his age compared to the other two. Also depends on the supporting cast. If LeBron had a buncha young guys with potential then yeah I'd probably take him.

You specifically stated that you're not sure LeBron can do it because you said look at his days in Cleveland and how he couldn't win without Wade or Bosh. Meanwhile, George hasn't made it to the NBA finals. He hasn't made it to the ECF. He hasn't won any MVP's. In fact, he wasn't even good until this year. Meanwhile, while I do admire Durant, Durant hasn't achieved anything as well. Imagine a prime Westbrook, Harden, and Ibaka under Cleveland playing with James. Do you see where I'm getting at? Durant never won anything, either. Jordan never won anything without Pippen. 1-9 in the playoffs without Pippen, in fact. No player has won without another star but I must say, if you gave me one player to play on any given roster, that would be James. He may not be able to win a championship by himself because no one can but he will definitely give you the best shot at it. Please stop posting as we can evidently scroll up and read your nonsense. You have thus far only contradicted yourself in an attempt to justify your mistakes. Oh yeah, your boy Paul George has been pretty bad lately. Barely cracks top 10 NBA players.

PacersForLife
01-18-2014, 03:29 PM
You specifically stated that you're not sure LeBron can do it because you said look at his days in Cleveland and how he couldn't win without Wade or Bosh. Meanwhile, George hasn't made it to the NBA finals. He hasn't made it to the ECF. He hasn't won any MVP's. In fact, he wasn't even good until this year. Meanwhile, while I do admire Durant, Durant hasn't achieved anything as well. Imagine a prime Westbrook, Harden, and Ibaka under Cleveland playing with James. Do you see where I'm getting at? Durant never won anything, either. Jordan never won anything without Pippen. 1-9 in the playoffs without Pippen, in fact. No player has won without another star but I must say, if you gave me one player to play on any given roster, that would be James. He may not be able to win a championship by himself because no one can but he will definitely give you the best shot at it. Please stop posting as we can evidently scroll up and read your nonsense. You have thus far only contradicted yourself in an attempt to justify your mistakes. Oh yeah, your boy Paul George has been pretty bad lately. Barely cracks top 10 NBA players.
Lol, I'm not even the only one who brought up Cleveland LeBron. I do get what you're saying. Nobody has won by themselves. The fact is that LeBron did have to join a "super team." Don't know why you're so defensive about this. I just said I would take your guy Durant over LeBron... I don't think I really said anything that outlandish but whatever.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
01-18-2014, 04:09 PM
I would take LeBron. I think one of the things that people are forgetting is that the rest of the league would be much more balanced, unlike his days in Cleveland. That and his teammates picked in this hypothetical situation in the 2nd and 3rd round would be better than anything he had in Cleveland.

mdm692
01-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Kevin Durant

ghettosean
01-18-2014, 04:38 PM
Yeah, I'm not sure LeBron does have enough to carry you to a championship by himself. I mean look at his days in Cleveland. I'm not being a hater, he's just never proven he can do it without a guy like Wade or Bosh. It comes down to the type of supporting cast I guess. I would probably pick Durant or PG because of their youth. I'm not sold on Davis yet.

Did you just start watching basketball? What he did with Cleveland was far more than anyone in the history of the league can do for their own respective team judging by James roster. That squad was a complete joke. Antawn Jamison was their second highest paid player and where is he three years later? Playing garbage minutes for the Lakers? Sorry, but your lack of basketball knowledge has seriously endangered your credentials - if you even had any. How he got his team to the best record two seasons in a row and an NBA finals trip? I still don't know.

Oh for the love of ****** give me a break with this ****... This argument comes up way too often you can say the same **** about D12 if you want... Look at his crappy finals team in Orlando in 2008. Hedo was the 2nd best player on that sqaud and the highest paid player was Reshard Lewis you don't need too look 3 years later he was crap then and crap now.

Don't be saying bull**** like he did more with less than anyone in history... that is the biggest crock of ****!

ghettosean
01-18-2014, 04:40 PM
I'd take Durant due to age.


Lebron is 29. Add 10 years and he's 39. He's not winning much as a max player at age 35+ in my opinion.

Durant has four years on him. He's only 25. He's still reaching his peak.

Scary isn't it...

I'd take Durant!

IndiansFan337
01-18-2014, 05:04 PM
You have to go with LeBron, even though he's older than the other two.

IndiansFan337
01-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Depends. If you're going with Cleveland Bron, then you will surely die. If you go stacked Heat Bron, you may have a chance.

They're the same player. The difference is the talent around him and how defenses cannot key on him quite as much.

Kashmir13579
01-18-2014, 05:25 PM
Jeremy Lin.

RLundi
01-18-2014, 05:45 PM
DeMarcus Cousins.

Honestly, I think the guy is going to be freaking incredible.

jerellh528
01-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Durant, once he joins love in LA.

Raps18-19 Champ
01-18-2014, 07:01 PM
In an fantasy draft, the teams who have a top 10 pick get the superstars so they will most likely be the contenders. Between the 10 teams, there is a lot of parity between the guys getting Lebron, Durant, George, etc and their surrounding cast would be similar talent (assuming no one reaches). It is a matter of how you build around Lebron or Durant or George that will win it.

MrfadeawayJB
01-18-2014, 09:20 PM
Jabari Parker

RiceOnTheRun
01-19-2014, 05:42 AM
KD and Anthony Davis are still young.

That's why I'm picking Lebron.

Lebron is still King of the Court, and it seems like barring a major injury, it's going to stay that way for at least another 3-4 years. KD is having a monstrous season, but it's clear he's still learning the depths of his potential, whereas Lebron already went through all that. Anthony Davis and KD will without a doubt inherit the league from him past that, and it's up in the air on which one of them takes home more championships. Plus, the kids similar in age like Curry, Lillard, Wiggins, Parker, Drummond etc. There's a lot of talent and who knows how they will develop. The only thing I can be relatively sure of is that Lebron will still be dominating the NBA for at least the next few seasons.

KnicksorBust
01-19-2014, 09:55 AM
I wanted to be clever and pick someone outside the box like Drummond or Curry... but that would not be clever just stupid.

Durant.

Heediot
01-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Anthony Davis.

Sleeper Joel Embiid.

Minimal
01-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Yeah, I'm not sure LeBron does have enough to carry you to a championship by himself. I mean look at his days in Cleveland. I'm not being a hater, he's just never proven he can do it without a guy like Wade or Bosh. It comes down to the type of supporting cast I guess. I would probably pick Durant or PG because of their youth. I'm not sold on Davis yet.
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Guppyfighter
01-19-2014, 11:42 AM
Durant is the easiest choice here by far.

dodgersuck
01-19-2014, 03:36 PM
I hate Lebron but you have to look at what he has done in Miami, winning them championships instantly and take him over Durant. Davis is a nice player but not even in the question.