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    Which Player Has The Most Pressure To Win An NBA Championship This Season?

    That's the question.

    IMO, this would be my order of the NBA players that have the most pressure of winning a championship this season. I have my explanations for each player listed as well.


    1. LeBron James

    He's been to the NBA Finals twice already and lost. He is slowly joining that class of Baylor, Barkley, Ewing, Stockton and Malone as the greatest players that never won a ring. He has been criticized for spurning his home franchise the Cleveland Cavaliers while being known as the best player in the NBA to join a top 5 player in the NBA in Dwyane Wade, who has already won a championship and finals MVP prior to the formation of the big 3, and an all-star power forward in Chris Bosh. He made it to the finals with those two last yr, and still lost, coming up short in the process.

    2. Derrick Rose

    The reigning league MVP, he is only in his 4th yr, but already being named the youngest MVP. He is the 2nd superstar in Chicago Bulls history behind Michael Jordan. With all these early successes and praise at such a young age and juncture of his career, he risks of putting himself in the position that LeBron is in right now, and so if he does not win a title in these coming years, he might very well be looked at in the light that LeBron is viewed.

    3. Kobe Bryant

    He won without Shaq, but can he win without Phil? Not even MJ won without Phil. Kobe is trying to surpass Magic in Laker titles and trying to surpass MJ. Under his own watch, Kobe beat the Celtics for a championship, but he also lost an NBA Finals to the Celtics. By looking at the ring count, because of that finals loss, the Lakers (16) are still 1 behind the Celtics (17), and personal wise, Kobe (5) is still 1 behind MJ (6). Kobe (2) still trails Shaq (3) in Finals MVPs. His incentive is for the Lakers to tie the Celtics in overall championships, to tie MJ in championships from a personal standpoint, and to tie Shaq in finals MVPs, because Finals MVPs signify as winning the championship as THE MAN.

    4. Chris Bosh

    Did not have the individual success in Toronto like LeBron did in Cleveland, but he has as much pressure on himself by leaving the Raptors in 2010 free agency. He was the first guy that made that move to join D-Wade in South Beach. He needs to elevate his game in the playoffs so that he can be that 3rd legitimate superstar instead of the all-star that plays with the 2 superstars. He needs to prove that he, and not anyone else, is the best PF in the game today.

    5. Carmelo Anthony

    He forced his way out of Denver, took a guy with him to New York (who got disrespected and amnestied in Chauncey Billups) who helped Carmelo get out of the 1st round his only time in 2009. He came to a team that had to gut themselves out and losing great assets in Gallinari and Chandler. The Nuggets are way above .500 while Knicks are below .500 since the trade last February. He basically used the Nets as a decoy to get to the Knicks. Amare Stoudemire was playing at an MVP level before the arrival of Carmelo, and now the Knicks are vastly underperforming. Under the lime lights of New York and the media of the Big Apple and the pressure of playing at Madison Square Garden, and stating that the Knicks are HIS TEAM (Not Amare's), he has a lot of pressure to bring the city their 1st NBA Championship since 1973.

    6. Kevin Durant

    He is the 2x defending scoring champion, is part of a great 1-2 punch with Russell Westbrook (legitimate 2 alpha males) with an all-star in the making in James Harden. In only his 4th season, he got to the WCF. The expectations are there for the young Thunder to improve and make it to the finals. Durant wants to win a championship now. He doesn't want to simply be known as a scorer and chucker and not win anything besides just scoring titles.
    Last edited by KB-Pau-DH2012; 02-08-2012 at 06:37 AM.

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    Obviously LeBron by far.

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    I would say heat

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    Lebron I guess

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    If the Heat don't win AGAIN this year they are right up there with the Malone/Payton Lakers as the biggest disappointment in NBA history.
    Last edited by tcav701; 02-08-2012 at 07:27 AM.
    This is a plea to all logical posters to please make all homers feel dumb on a daily basis until they return to their team forum where they bleong.

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    You know how they say there's no such thing as a stupid question? It's OBVIOUSLY Lebron and it isn't even close. Really dumb thread.

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    Lebron James
    With the deepest of regrets I am announcing that I will be leaving Pro Sports Daily. No reason in particular but wanted to thank everyone for a great 6 years here. Lots of great discussion and good poll series as well. Also fun re-drafts. Best of luck to you all in the future.

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    Honestly the only answer is LeBron. From "The Decision" to self proclomation at the preseason part, combining the fact that he is the best player in the league and needed the help of two other superstars, he has to win a ring. I dont know what to compare it to, but if he goes down without a ring (which I doubt will happen) that would be an all time blunder.
    Go Knicks!

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    Bron.

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    no one else even compares to bron its lebron if they lose this year they will be considered a failure

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    Wouldn't it be such an incredible story to tell our kids and grandkids about if Lebron didn't win a title. I would write a kid's story about it and possibly make a Disney movie hahahahaha

    "Little Johnny, the story shows that no amount of talent can make up for teamwork and hard work."

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    id say 1 is bron and the list after him would be aging dudes that dont got much time left in they careers to get one... andre miller, camby, nash come to mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by setman2000 View Post
    You know how they say there's no such thing as a stupid question? It's OBVIOUSLY Lebron and it isn't even close. Really dumb thread.
    get use to it this guy has a 100 threads a day 99.9% of them are dumb

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    Always gonna be 'Bron.

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    The answer will be LeBron every season until he either gets one or retires

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