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Lebron to announce FA choice at 3PST

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by JD88, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Russjr2

    Russjr2 Contributing Member

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    I don't think all of this is Lebron's fault. I think the media has blown this waaay out of porportion. He has a right to take the time he needs to make a major decision for his career and his family. He has not said one thing abuot when he will make a decision, the MEDIA is driving that. If Melo, Bosh, and other FAs choose to wait on him to make up his mind that's on them.

    If you want to be upset with anyone I would be upset with the other FAs who wont make a decision about THEIR career until after he does. We have a major offer to Bosh, who refuses to accept it because he wants to see what Lebron is going to do first. That is Bosh's decision not Lebron's. Same with Melo. Parsons got a offer and he took it. He wasn't waiting on Lebron. If only Bosh felt the same way.....
     
  2. CCorn

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    Haha perhaps Lebron had no intention of going to Cleveland, but for some reason they started doing all these crazy moves. So he's afraid he's going to be he villain again although he hasn't said ****.
     
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    I would agree with you, except the leaks are coming from Nike or his website, or other personal stuff. It's like he's preparing for a grand spectacle in secret except the secret is leaking out. That's what's annoying.

    If LeBron truly is making just a basketball/personal decision, then NO ONE should know jack squat. It would just be silence until now. He can make his decision, and all the marketing stuff can come afterwards. I mean, we are still months away from the start of the season. No reason why Nike can't come up with their Return-to-Cleveland campaign later on.

    No, LeBron clearly is looking at it much differently from a normal person.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron sources: Gilbert letter a non issue. Pull of &quot;saving&quot; Cleveland considerable. If just about hoops, stays in Miami w short term deal</p>&mdash; Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanWetzel/statuses/487626566327750657">July 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    Is it Lebron doing the leaking or other people? I seem to see A LOT of speculating, digging and hunting by media and others trying to be the first to break the story (pictures of moving trucks, getting into the code of his website). That is not his fault. Im sure he talks to his family, close friends, and agent about his basketball decision. If one of those people decides to leak a little info (for money), then that's not on him.

    He doesn't have to create a story for publicity, HE IS LEBRON JAMES. I just think these are the times we live in. Everybody wants things RIGHT NOW. "Hurry up and let us know so we can post it and make it a story."
     
  7. Angkor Wat

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    Exactly. Very well put

    What exactly are nike or his website, leaking? If we are talking about the announcement times, I don't think thats coming from them. I feel Woj is the most credible and he never reported on announcement time or anything like that. If you just follow Woj on this, it doesn't sound that bad unless you consider Lebron still being undecided, a bad thing. I don't, hes facing a very tough decision.
     
  8. zeeshan2

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    HOLY CRAP, IS THIS TRUE?!?!?


    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be overwhelming. But it drives me. I want to give them hope when I can. I want to inspire them when I can. My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.

    Remember when I was sitting up there at the Boys & Girls Club in 2010? I was thinking, This is really tough. I could feel it. I was leaving something I had spent a long time creating. If I had to do it all over again, I’d obviously do things differently, but I’d still have left. Miami, for me, has been almost like college for other kids. These past four years helped raise me into who I am. I became a better player and a better man. I learned from a franchise that had been where I wanted to go. I will always think of Miami as my second home. Without the experiences I had there, I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing today.

    I went to Miami because of D-Wade and CB. We made sacrifices to keep UD. I loved becoming a big bro to Rio. I believed we could do something magical if we came together. And that’s exactly what we did! The hardest thing to leave is what I built with those guys. I’ve talked to some of them and will talk to others. Nothing will ever change what we accomplished. We are brothers for life. I also want to thank Micky Arison and Pat Riley for giving me an amazing four years.

    I’m doing this essay because I want an opportunity to explain myself uninterrupted. I don’t want anyone thinking: He and Erik Spoelstra didn’t get along. … He and Riles didn’t get along. … The Heat couldn’t put the right team together. That’s absolutely not true.

    I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.

    When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.

    I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.

    To make the move I needed the support of my wife and my mom, who can be very tough. The letter from Dan Gilbert, the booing of the Cleveland fans, the jerseys being burned -- seeing all that was hard for them. My emotions were more mixed. It was easy to say, “OK, I don’t want to deal with these people ever again.” But then you think about the other side. What if I were a kid who looked up to an athlete, and that athlete made me want to do better in my own life, and then he left? How would I react? I’ve met with Dan, face-to-face, man-to-man. We’ve talked it out. Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge?

    I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates.

    But this is not about the roster or the organization. I feel my calling here goes above basketball. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one, and I take that very seriously. My presence can make a difference in Miami, but I think it can mean more where I’m from. I want kids in Northeast Ohio, like the hundreds of Akron third-graders I sponsor through my foundation, to realize that there’s no better place to grow up. Maybe some of them will come home after college and start a family or open a business. That would make me smile. Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it can get.

    In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.

    I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.


    http://www.si.com/nba/2014/07/11/lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron James is returning to Cleveland, sources confirm. First in Sports Illustrated.</p>&mdash; Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/statuses/487633203029868544">July 11, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    YES YES YES YES .. Come on Bosh, my body is ready
     
  11. iJHolmes

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    YESSSSSSSSSS LEBRON IS GONEE!!!!!! COME ON BOSHHHHH
     
  12. vator

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    IT IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Rox_Mayhem

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    It's happening !
     
  14. iJHolmes

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    VICTORY DANCE WOOO WOOOOOO WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HELLO BOSH PARSONS EVEN THO I STILL HATE YOU FOR PULLING THAT
     
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    Wow crazy
     
  17. Angkor Wat

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    SPORTS ILLUSTRATED! SI are some OGs in the game, ESPN kind of put them out. Glad to see SI break it and ESPN, not. Again! lol
     
  18. david12sfa

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    Get it done Rockets!
     
  19. vator

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    What a powerful statement by LeBron. I'm a fan again. That was amazing.
     
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