Discussion in 'Community' started by KnightWriter, Nov 16, 2006.
.... that is sooooo not even funny.
Um... the Thunder are the Zombie Sonics, Juliet...
I'm more tired than I thought I was.
oh. i thought that was something ESPN had said. yea. almost said something. yay misreading.
No the error was mine. I mixed up the Thunder and the Wizards for some reason.
Zombie Bullets, perhaps. Bullets in drag, maybe.
doesn't have the same ring to it at all.
And the wizards had a sensible reason for changing their name, as they didn't want to be associated with gun violence (IIRC, DC's gun violence was really really bad around the time of the name change)
I just like to point out the inherent comedy of a player known as "The Truth" taking his talents to Washington, D.C., where that nickname will fit right in.
Great trade by the Nets to get Pierce last year!
wasn't it though? the nets are totally great since they got bought and moved.
They clearly couldn't...
Was hoping he'd go to the Clips or somewhere in the West to avoid the Cavs. I'm not sure I'm prepared to root for LeBron against Paul Pierce right now (or ever again, if I'm really honest). To say nothing of KG or the Spurs. Really fell in love with those guys.
I guess I'm due to say something, but I don't really know what to say. Or how to say what I'm feeling, I guess. I'm really confused. The last few years have been me pouring a lot of energy into hating a guy that I loved. A guy that made me fall in love with basketball. I was in a really weird spot in my life, in kind of a bad emotional place...and I fell in love with that team. I fell in love with watching the games, hanging out with my dad on the couch at night, cheering them on. He gave us all hope. He gave Cleveland hope. He made it all seem not so bad. And like LloydChristmas said, it felt like he was one of us. It felt like he understood, but then he made us all look and feel really ****ing stupid.
So what happened really cut deep. But man...he's coming back. He's coming home. And I can't help but feel excited. I'm gradually coming around. It's just...it's a lot of hurt feelings to let go. Over that time I fell in love with Pierce and KG and the Spurs. It's going to be weird and it's going to be hard but it's also going to be so exciting. So yeah, I realize this is disjointed and not very eloquent, but it's the best I can make of everything I'm feeling right now.
But I do have to say...
Shed a tear watching this video, not ashamed to say it.
[link=http://time.com/2977353/lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers/]Kareem: LeBron can't go home again[/link]
The gist of his opinion: This is a good story, he likes it, but Cleveland's not the same as they were before/pre-Decision.
I'll agree with this. We may forgive him (I won't. Not for a long while anyway) but we won't forget. Before this Lebron was high up on the list of who I wanted this title for. Now the top 3 in no particular order Cleveland, the Cavs, Ohio. Then Anderson Varejao (or however you spell it), Kyrie Irving, the tv announcers, the PA announcer, the other players, the fans and Lebron way at the bottom. I'm in it for everyone else.
So, I think I've decided I don't want the Cavaliers to trade for Kevin Love.
Because, as LeBron put it, nothing comes easy in NE Ohio. And to add LeBron and Love in a single offseason ... That would really feel like trying to take a shortcut to a title, much like the Heat in 2010.
Let's let this team grow together. Take their lumps. And allow Wiggins to grow. That way, the window in Cleveland can be unbelievably long. And, they'll earn any title that comes their way.
(Note: this is me being ideological and philosophical. I'd still accept a Love deal, and would celebrate any title that might come with it)
The Asik to NOLA deal became a three teamer yesterday:
Center Omer Asik, small forward Omri Casspi and $1.5 million in cash from Houston
From NOLA: small forward Alonzo Gee, shooting guard Scotty Hopson and 2015 protected first-round pick
From Washington: small forward Trevor Ariza
unguaranteed contract of Melvin Ely from New Orleans, while creating an $8.5 million trade exception through Ariza's exit
dp4m, Point Given
DarthIntegral You make very valid points there concerning the Cleveland-Love connection... the Cavs as currently constructed can still make waves in the East.
Of course should the Cleveland-Love connection not occur, that leaves the Lakers with the slightest of chances of getting the Love!
Yeah, we had our best player, and absolutely nobody else. Tyson and Bargnani were injured for half the year and Tyson never really recovered so we had basically no big men since STAT is a glorified 7th man at this point in his career. And J.R and Shump both lost their shot. And Felton was Felton. Melo had to do everything. Now we have a healthy big man in Dalembert and an upgrade at PG with Calderon. If we resist trading Hardaway, we'll snag a playoff spot. Probably the highest we'll get is the 6th but its something for next year when all our big contracts come off the books.
Isola is a joy to follow on Twitter, as he can be such as prickish troll in a way that's entertaining... the anti-Skip Bayless.
Not only what PG said, but also that -- as constructed -- the Bulls were entirely geared around defense and people that bought into the system. When you have even Tyson Chandler not playing defense any longer because it's just not worth it... good luck with that.
Also, combined with the injuries therein it was like a Lebron-Cavs team with Melo and 10 dead guys on a roster.
Or like the Heat in the Finals this year BOOM LET'S GO