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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. cbs1507

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    If I recall correctly, last time he made "the decision" he met with Cleveland the day of. Maybe that is a little foreshadowing....
     
  2. hotballa

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    well...his site says "just a kid from Akron, Ohio" right now. hmmm
     
  3. hotballa

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    honestly, I'm actually kind of rooting for Bron to go back to Cleveland. I really really want to like him as much as I respect him.
     
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  4. iJHolmes

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    i used to be a huge lebron fan back in cleaveland. when he left for miami he was dead to me and i hated him the entire time because i saw such MJ like potential to lead a team and make a team better the way he did. Instead of just took the easy way out which i hated.

    I would like to see him back in cleveland
     
  5. K-Low_4_Prez

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    LMFAO

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Maybe <a href="http://t.co/OveFQz6Nzl">http://t.co/OveFQz6Nzl</a> “<a href="https://twitter.com/BDiggs7">@BDiggs7</a>: <a href="https://t.co/XGsNuxR1B9">pic.twitter.com/XGsNuxR1B9</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/jemelehill">@jemelehill</a> I blame you &amp; michaelsmith ... lol”</p>&mdash; Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/michaelsmith/statuses/486988422016679936">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  6. smoothie

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    lebron to cavs. i think they have a love trade worked out for wiggins. would lebron rather play with love/irving or bosh and old man wade? the cavs new big 3 will win the east for the next 7 years lol.

    bosh to rockets. i actually prefer bosh to love because to trade for love we would have to give up parsons, jones, bev, lin, NOP pick. to get bosh we just have to move lin and a pick to the sixers and sign bosh.

    melo stays in NY and they don't bring in any help lol.
     
  7. rocketpower2

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    Kobe totally trying to steal the spotlight
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/kobebryant">@kobebryant</a> is expected to address the media at 3pm from Santa Barbara, watch it live on <a href="https://twitter.com/TWCSportsNet">@TWCSportsnet</a></p>&mdash; Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Lakers/statuses/486988225001439233">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  8. bloodwings19

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    Bosh seriously considering offers, Cavs trade players and Lebron asks Miller/Allen to join him. I'd say the Heat needs a 9 inning walk off home run.
     
  9. DREAM ON!

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    is LeBron going to play baseball for 2 years?
     
  10. CantBeRight

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    Is this legit??
    I thought he learned from the last The Decision.
     
  11. vstexas09

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    what the **** does he need to announce?
     
  12. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/alanhahn">@alanhahn</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Lakers">@Lakers</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/kobebryant">@kobebryant</a> He addressed the media every year at the opening of his basketball camp in Santa Barbara. Nothing to see here.</p>&mdash; Shooter (@ChefLakerFan) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChefLakerFan/statuses/486989822670561280">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  13. King of 40 Acres

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    Lebron joining the lakers maybe?
     
  14. iJHolmes

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    If lebron goes to cleavland that totally kills our Love chances, because love will jump ship to there also.

    I really don't want to overpay for bosh knowing we could have got love
     
  15. Sadat X

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    Come on Lebron. Make the right decision!
     
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    I was wondering about this too ... how does DWade react to basically being abandoned in Miami?

    1 of 2 ways I'd say:


    A - Top Priority is $$$
    He tries to recoup as much of the $40M+ he left by opting out, and get that one last payday before his body officially implodes, TMac style
    OPTIONS:
    MIA - Most obvious, and team most likely to grossly overpay him for past performance ... his presence (alone) should not 'hurt' the tanking effort at all
    DAL - Cuban seems so butt-hurt and desperate from countless FA rejections past 2 offseasons that I could see him doing something irrational like overpay DWade, justified as 1 last hurrah to win another before Dirk leaves ... did same thing for Monta Ellis last offseason after losing Dwight, and has been flirting with other soon-to-be-overpaid wings like Lance and Chandler this year


    B - Top Priority is Winning
    Whether to chase rings, or stick it to LeBron/Bosh, or both, Wade could decide to take even less than expected (think MLE $5-6M) on a short deal (1 yr + PO) to go play the Manu Ginobili role on a ready-made contender
    OPTIONS
    CHI - Hometown team, tons of unclaimed cap space, a giant hole at SG, a real shot to take down LeBron's Cavs next year, and a need for a scoring guard who doesn't want big minutes, so he can work as a compliment and/or possible fill-in for Rose ... this feels like the best fit all-around to me
    IND - He could decide to go ultimate heel, and initiate discussions to replace RFA Stephenson as Paul George's new sidekick on a contender that imploded last year, mainly due to internal conflict and a void of leadership ... would have to think George/Vogel/Bird would jump at the chance to replace a known headache with a known champion for the same price, even given the age difference, but not sure if they can even fit him under the cap


    Of the other teams with cap room (PHX/LAL/???) sufficient to pay him the $10-12M per year he will surely get from Pat Riley, I don't really see a great fit

    I'm sure he will explore elsewhere, but I bet he squeezes another near-max 4yr deal out of Riles, as a reward for the 'sacrifices' he made in 2010 and this year, and closes out his career as an oft-injured shell of himself on a perennial lottery team

    Kinda sad ...
    But also kinda fitting (in a karmic way) ...
    After a wild 4yr ride, he is now right back where he started in 2010 before The Decision
    The plan he co-engineered then has changed the way teams are built now, making superstars the real GMs of the NBA
    The irony of him being screwed over by the same system he helped create
     
  17. Haymitch

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    This thread is based off an Amico tweet? CFans I am disappoint.
     
  18. RedRedemption

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    We will know in four minutes.
     
  19. KDJ3

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    Greater threads have been based off less.
     
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    are we there yet?
     

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