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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Decision 3.0 coming up for the GOAT
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2018, 06:24:50 AM »
Looks like Durant, Paul and George are staying put.

Will be interesting to see what LeBron decides at this point.

We've heard Cleveland, LA and Philly. And while he'd never do it, I think that Utah would be an incredible fit.

And how about the Mavericks getting ready to pay Jordan a few years after that fiasco. Would be nice to see Cuban return the favor.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Decision 3.0 coming up for the GOAT
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2018, 06:27:08 AM »
It's hilarious that Paul George, whose hometown is LA, would rather stay in OKC with Russell Westbrook than play with the Lakers. :lol :lol

The Laker mystique is a thing of the past.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2018, 06:33:53 AM »
I agree but I also think George isn't worth that  contract.
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2018, 06:45:59 AM »
He sure as hell ain't.
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2018, 07:25:06 AM »
As a Lakers fan I actually don't mind us striking out, rather than breaking up our young core so soon. Getting Leonard would be nice, but from what I heard the Spurs are simply asking for too much, and who knows? Leonard could turn out to be another D12, lol!  :biggrin:
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2018, 08:24:04 AM »
Paul George is from Palmdale.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2018, 08:30:22 AM »
Palmdale is basically part of Los Angeles, but let's not get into semantics. ;)

And I agree that George is not worth the contract that he got, but OKC almost had to pay him in order to stay relevant.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2018, 08:33:06 AM »
I promise you Palmdale is not part of LA.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2018, 08:34:39 AM »
That's like saying O'Fallon is not a part of St. Louis.

Like I said, it is semantics.


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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2018, 08:36:30 AM »
I promise you Palmdale is not part of LA.

...but it is in the Los Angeles County
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2018, 06:20:53 PM »
Wow! LeBron is signing with my Lakers... didn't see it coming without first securing Kawhi or getting PG. I guess LBJ will at least make us fun to watch again. Best of all, our young core is still intact for now.

Welcome to LA abd Kobe's franchise, LeBron.  :lol
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #46 on: July 01, 2018, 06:23:42 PM »
Did LaVar Ball approve of this?
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2018, 06:29:43 PM »
Wow! LeBron is signing with my Lakers... didn't see it coming without first securing Kawhi or getting PG. I guess LBJ will at least make us fun to watch again. Best of all, our young core is still intact for now.

Welcome to LA abd Kobe's franchise, LeBron.  :lol

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2018, 06:30:51 PM »
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2018, 06:37:34 PM »
Thanks LeBron.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2018, 06:37:42 PM »
Wow....should be interesting

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2018, 06:38:21 PM »
Crazy, are the Lakers a playoff caliber team currently? I guess with LeBron in the mix that question becomes redundant sort of. They definitely become a playoff team by default.
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2018, 06:44:38 PM »
For those of you who hated the Warriors / Cavs finals... the Cavs are guaranteed not making it back there in the near future  :lol
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2018, 06:50:37 PM »
How disappointing.

I guess LeBron is done chasing titles.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2018, 06:52:33 PM »
How disappointing.

I guess LeBron is done chasing titles.

Honestly, I think yes... I think at this point of his career, he just wants to be happy and provide the best for his kids. Which is studying in the best schools in the LA area.
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2018, 06:57:36 PM »
What's wrong with Harvard? :neverusethis:
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2018, 07:10:41 PM »
What's wrong with Harvard? :neverusethis:

Maybe LeBron wants Bronny to become a Big Balla at UCLA, lol!  :lol
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. Lakers fans burning Paul George jerseys
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2018, 07:27:38 PM »
Maybe now LiAngelo will finally get a job with the Lakers....





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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2018, 08:43:54 PM »
Wow! LeBron's friends are starting to sign with the Lakers... Lance just agreed to a 1-year deal for who cares how much, lol!  :lol

Who knows? Maybe Lance will blow into LeBron's ears everyday and they become BFF...  :lol

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #60 on: July 01, 2018, 10:16:58 PM »
Can't believe the Warriors traded away McGee.  I guess the end of the dynasty is upon us earlier than anyone thought.   :'(
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #61 on: July 01, 2018, 10:33:46 PM »
In all seriousness, I think keeping both Looney and Bell is a right move for the Dubs. After all, McGee wasn't really in the rotation until toward the WCF. I don't think he was a part of their future plans anyway.  As I've said it since during the pre-season, Bell is a surprising steal. As long as he keeps developing, he will soon crack the starting lineup and be a very reliable 4 (or a part-time 3 or 5). He is like the most athletic guy with power on the team for crying out loud.
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #62 on: July 02, 2018, 05:38:07 AM »
At least we will have a new East finalist next year.

I wonder how the Lebron and Lonzo combo will work and how is daddy ball reacting to this.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #63 on: July 02, 2018, 06:18:07 AM »
I would rather see a young Lakers team and LeBron than Kawhi + LeBron and no one else. I think the Lakers should see how things go this year, then sign either Kawhi or Davis next summer.
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #64 on: July 02, 2018, 06:22:03 AM »
I would rather see a young Lakers team and LeBron then Kawhi + LeBron and no one else. I think the Lakers should see how things go this year, then sign either Kawhi or Davis next summer.

My thoughts exactly. LeBron is signed to a full 4 years. As far as I understand, there is no option in that 4th years. In other words, LeBron is giving the Lakers time to build a championship team. Plus, we can sign Leonard out right next summer if we just be patient and wait. So I see no point in rushing it to get him now.
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2018, 10:31:18 AM »
This is pretty cool.

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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #66 on: July 02, 2018, 10:36:16 AM »
That is a pretty cool policy.  But I have to think that most people that bought a jersey in the last 90 days had to have known that he might likely leave and that they didn't care.  The fact that he is no longer a Cav sort of makes a LeBron Cavs jersey even more special as a snapshot in time.  But I agree with you that it is a cool policy nonetheless.
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Re: NBA thread 2018-2019 v. LeBron goes west
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2018, 11:38:23 AM »
I would rather see a young Lakers team and LeBron then Kawhi + LeBron and no one else. I think the Lakers should see how things go this year, then sign either Kawhi or Davis next summer.

My thoughts exactly. LeBron is signed to a full 4 years. As far as I understand, there is no option in that 4th years. In other words, LeBron is giving the Lakers time to build a championship team. Plus, we can sign Leonard out right next summer if we just be patient and wait. So I see no point in rushing it to get him now.

Yea, the more I think about it, the more convinced I become that trading for Leonard right now would be a mistake. Who is to say he will even be the same player? And I still don't think the Lakers beat the Warriors. Just wait a season, see what the young guys bring to the table, and then go crazy next summer.
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« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2018, 03:39:00 PM »
At least this way, Lebron will get a longer off-season since his team will be eliminated well before the NBA Finals.
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« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2018, 03:52:51 PM »
Here's an interesting question:  When LeBron is ultimately inducted into the NBA HoF, would he likely go in as a Cav, a Heat player, or a Laker?  I mean, if he retired at the end of next season, say, I think the obvious answer is as a Cav.  But I think he still has quite a few years left, and if I had to guess, I would say he stays a Laker until he retires.  But what he if stays in LA for 5 years or more?  Not unprecedented.  Jabbar played 20 years.  Parish and KG played 21.  LeBron appears to be in great physical shape, so he COULD play another 5 to tie Jabbar, or go even longer and break Parish's and KG's records.  And what if he wins a title in that time?  What if he wins 2 (the most he has won with a single team) or even 3?  Does he go in as a Laker?  It's hard to picture him being identified that closely with the Lakers right now.  But 5 years down the road, especially if he brings a ring or three to the table, we may look at things differently.
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