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Do We Really Want LeBron? Delayed Gratification

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rocketman1981, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Rocketman1981

    Rocketman1981 Member

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    It would be crazy for any GM/Owner not to go after LeBron but this whole build a bear Championship from when the Celtics got Pierce/Allen/Garnett to the Heat LeBron/Wade/Bosh to the current Warriors (which are much worse as a Champion and 73 game winner and THEN get Durant).

    I like a team that grows and as fans we have seen the attempts and failures of Harden, Gordon, Capela and no Chris Paul.

    Adding a Paul George would still feel built as Harden/Paul would continue to run the offense and the belief in a core group of people that could come together to defeat the Warriors would be magical.

    If we got LeBron yeah we would beat them but that would be HIS story, not a Rockets story.

    The 94'-95' championships were such gold as we saw the pain, the failures the maturation of Hakeem and then sweet elusive victory.

    Couldn't say no to LeBron but a banner with him would be so much less satisfying than one with our current core together again or even adding a good piece that has never won a championship.
     
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    Our team was not a third superstar away from beating the Warriors. They were a deeper or less tired bench away. If they got Lebron maybe it would work. Maybe it would be horrible and everything else they did such a great job with this past season would break apart. We don't need him.
     
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    If you want Paul and Harden to win a ring then yes you should want Lebron.
     
  4. theoldblood

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    Can't go wrong with a GOAT
     
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    it’s Bron, PG13, or bust...as long as either one is wearing a Rockets Jersey next season then I’m good...if neither one is in Houston next season then... :(:(:(
     
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    We're not obsessed....

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    The celtics you can understand, I mean KG and Allen were towards the end of their careers and had put in work with previous teams. Lebrons move was kind of weak but you can almost understand it, he wanted to play with his frands and he had already tried with Cleveland and its mot like both of those teams didnt lose in the finals. This golden state team, they're just p*****s, especially durant. If we can get lebron here, then do it. The warriors dont deserve to be rewarded for being a team of p*****s.
     
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    I'm old enough to remember the first two. That's a polite way of saying a shitton of first round exits.

    How bout we make a deal?

    The next championship we win, anything goes.

    The one after that, we win by your rules?
     
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    I'll take a banner however they come and whatever it takes, unless it requires signing Bogut
     
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
     
  12. rocketman12

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    Yes. Win a championship and all the crappy years that might follow is better than close but no cigar for the next 5 years.
     
  13. Landsdale

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    I wasn't sure until today. Now I am sure. Want the King to come to H-town.
     
  14. Deuce Rings

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    Yes....absolutely. No need to overthink this one
     
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    It’s not whether we choose LBJ or PG, it’s whether they choose us, and there’s a good chance between them that they don’t choose us.

    Either way Morey will stay aggressive and I do believe we’ll be a better team, he could be devising a trade for Jaylen Brown as we speak (just a random good player).
     
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    Houston as a city and a sports city always has a inferiority complex. That can change. Lebron comes here, and all of a sudden all the attention is on Houston, the rockets will always be on tv, and fans in philly, Boston, etc will complain on their message boards that Silver is rigging things for the rockets and bandwagon rockets fans will come out the woodworks.
     
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    Yeah sure. I would love to intentionally pass on moves to make our team better to make it harder for ourselves. What?
     
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    i'm actually indifferent about him coming or not. we should be the 2018 champions if not for a rigged fuking league, so for basketball reasons he's not even needed. it would only be for the nba marketing machine to approve our title officially and have the formal ring and trophy ceremonies. ya i don't need silver's fuking blessing to know we were the best team this year. so we were champions without lebron, and he would just be tagging along on us for a ring.
     
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    We were 3 none calls away from winning. All those fouls not call on Harden attempted 3s. So we were 3 refs away from a chip
     
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    Posted this in another thread but are we sure that Harden wants to add LeBron to the fold? Not saying he's selfish but the man is coming off a season where he is presumably the league MVP and came [one hamstring injury/one half of good basketball/fair refs] away from taking down the mighty Warriors with him being the clear cut #1. He has shown his unselfishness by bringing in another ball dominant player in CP3 and did a marvelous job learning to play off each other.

    But bringing in LeBron James is a whole different animal. Not only is he a better player than CP3 (and Harden), he's a much more dominant personality. Adding him adds the entire media circle that follows his every step. If we add LeBron and take down the Warriors how would Harden be viewed? Does he care? I have no idea...but it's something to at least consider right?

    Harden + CP3 proved everybody wrong because they wanted to play together -- I hope that's the case if we bring LeBron into the fold as well. Personally (if I was Harden), if we were so close to climbing the mountain top with me as the alpha...I wouldn't want to bring in another top dog.
     
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