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LeBron James Demands A "F*cking Playmaker" After Loss To Pelicans

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by zeeshan2, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. zeeshan2

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    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18542324/lebron-james-sounds-cleveland-cavaliers-loss
     
  2. Easy

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    Great to use the "f" word all over the place. You need that after your team being neutered by Terrence "the Stompin" Jones. :D
     
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    Actually made a lot of good points, he criticized them in the same fashion last season and then they went on to win a championship. I think this is more like when Kobe use to talk **** to his teammates to get them to play harder type of situation, except he's directing it at management to get him better role players. Everyone needs to understand this is that point in the season where everyone is burned out and this is the time when bad teams can catch a good team on an off night. Players need to be more patient with management, if there was a bin full of championship role players sitting somewhere I'm sure Morey would've found it by now
     
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    what a pathetic crybaby he is. actually pretty sad coming from a "superstar"

    lets see what the cavs get for Iman Shumpert and a 2nd round pick because "the king" decided to whine
     
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    I like Lebron but he needs to calm down with his super team.

    Funny he pointed out Michael Beasley as a help, why not TYLER ENNIS?! ;)
     
  6. justtxyank

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    Are you kidding me? Lebron builds a luxury tax strapped super team with three hall of famers and throws tantrums to make sure his buddies get huge deals every summer and then complains and rants about the front office?

    This is the NBA's "first world problems" meme. Guy coming off the championship, dominating the East likely to make it back to the finals, playing with two hall of famers and a roster that he has largely hand picked and he throws an expletive laced tirade because he wants them to get MORE HELP. How does he think it feels to play for someone other than the Cavs/Warriors?

    "We have two hall of fame playmakers! Get me moar!"
     
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    LeBron's not inherently wrong in what he's saying, but one thing is for damn sure.....you'd never see Harden throw his teammates and organization under the bus like that. And also, just LOL at LeBron b****ing about their schedule.....we've played 5 more ****ing games than them, and we're in the ****ing West!
     
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    This was a well-timed outburst that will be quickly forgotten.
     
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    LOL at being tired. How many games have they played? Wait til the second half when they actually have b2bs
     
  10. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    It is kind of funny for LBJ to complain about getting more playmakers when you look at himself, Irving and Love. And the Cavs pretty much escorted Delly out the door. Lack of playmakers isn't costing the Cavs some of these games. It is just poor defense. Maybe Lue can "coach up the team" with some better offensive sets while he is at it.

    That said, looking at the "big picture" with a showdown with the Warriors in the Finals, yeah, the Cavs could use some more ball handling. So LBJ isn't wrong there. And I think that is his main point.
     
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    Don't worry, LBJ will rest for those games.
     
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    I thought Lebron was the play maker
     
  13. Easy

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    LeBron is saying, "Look how much help Steph Curry is getting. I need a guy like Durant, not a white stiffs like Kevin Love and Kyle Korver." :D
     
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    Rubio to Cleveland !

    DD
     
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    Harden isn't the GM or agent of players here, like LeBron is in Cleveland.
     
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    he was actually very fair in his comments. didn't even mention "needing another playmaker" He also mentioned DMO by name (DD faints)

    Edit: didn't read the interview NVM. hes a whiner
     
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    oops, didn't see this thread
     
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    I think there are two separate issues.

    Are the Cavs better this year and good enough to beat the Cavs? This is part of Lebron's complaint and he's likely right. However, this isn't the fault of his front office. The front office did everything he wanted. They gave Tristan Thompson a huge deal, they gave JR Smith a big deal, they went out and got Mo Williams, they went out and got Kyle Korver, they got him Mike Miller and James Jones when he wanted those guys, they got Channing Frye when he wanted more shooters, they traded Wiggins for Love when that's what he wanted, etc. The result of all those moves that he wanted is that they aren't a team that is super flexible and they don't have salary cap space. They can't just add a max player like the Warriors did. If the Warriors didn't have Durant, I think most people would think Cleveland was still good enough to win if they got healthy.

    They might NOT be good enough to win the title and are probably NOT better than last year, but that isn't because his assistant GM hasn't tried. He's has ANOTHER super friends squad with role players that he hand picked and now he's pissed that it isn't good enough because Durant took his talents to Oakland. Newsflash for him; everyone in the league is in the same boat.

    Lebron is more cuthroat than Morey. He wants that roster churned every single year with fresh role players for low salaries coming in to replace the guys who took paycuts to play with him the year before. Then he wants them to get big money deals in the offseason (if they are part of his clique only though) and then he wants to complain AGAIN. Guy truly believes he is entitled to have the best team with all the best players and role players every year.
     
  20. justtxyank

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    Haha!

    Why you passive aggressive tho?

    "if that's what we want to do"
     

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