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I'm so happy for My LeBron

Posted on: June 25, 2009 8:00 am
 
That's right. I called him mine. I claim him. Look, since I dislike so many athletes and coaches, and since I make that so very clear, can't I just this once admit how much I do like one? Because I really do like LeBron James.

And the Cavaliers just did right by him. They got him some help, and not another prosthetic leg to add to the pair already propping up Zydrunas Ilgauskas. They got him Shaquille O'Neal, who's too old to be the dominant Shaq who teamed with Kobe Bryant for all those NBA titles or even the almost-dominant Shaq who helped Dwyane Wade win one in Miami.

He's past his prime, but Shaq is still good enough to dramatically upgrade the Cleveland frontcourt, which is what LeBron needed. So as a big fan of my boy LeBron, I want to welcome The Big Paterno to Cleveland.

Category: NBA
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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2009 6:13 pm
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

Gregg, even though you're a columnist, you shouldn't openly be rooting for ANY team or player. That puts you in a compromising position if/when that team screws up, and as someone who has done this a while, you should know better.



Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: June 26, 2009 6:47 pm
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

Lebron had good teammates until they lost... Its interesting how a guy can pound the ball into the hardwood for 20 seconds every possession and relegate his entire team to being spot up shooters and then except none of the blame when they predictably seem taken out of their game.  Lebron racks up assists and points, but has become one of the biggest ball stoppers in the league.  He doesn't make his teammates better, he makes them one dimensional.  How long into this season before Shaq gets tired of clearing out and never seeing the ball to create his own shot?





Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: June 26, 2009 12:30 am
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

One of the reason the Orlando Magic wing players did so well is that Cavaliers players had to leave them to double-team Dwight Howard.   During the regular season, Cleveland was the best team at defending the 3.   And 3-point shooting teams are notoriously streaky, as Orlando showed in their other 3 playoff series this year.   They are just a tough personnel matchup for the Cavs, and happened to catch fire with their long-range shooting for a few games.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 25, 2009 1:12 pm
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

forget all you nonsayers out here that are lingering on false comments and point of view statements...ive read a few of these articles and quite frankly they make me sick..i am a huge cleveland fan... all cleveland teams,even the brownies and i have watched all but four of lEBRONS GAMES AS A PRO. Ever since he has come into the league i have dreamed of seeing him paired up with z and shaq.. now my dreams are a reality. this year has been a learning curve for the cavaliers one that will allow them to smell the blood so to speak next year. they will no longer feel that sence of invicibility but KNOW that it will not be givin to them... Talent is all that has been discussed in these comments and when it comes to the cavs and last year its obvious to all that the game is much more mental then pure athletism.shaq was brought to us for merely nothing and as we all saw last year the shannagans of the fake photospreads and joking around behind the scenes was a downfall. the commadery is great dont get me wrong but bringing shaq in is the peice to these young players{even lebron} that will show them the mental edge....good move danny!!!



Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2009 12:28 pm
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

You gotta remember that Hedo Turkoglu likely won't be on the Magic next year.  Unless Orlando replaces him with somebody long and athletic who can shoot (even with Pietrus moving to the starting lineup) Cleveland is the better team pending the draft and free agency.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: June 25, 2009 12:11 pm
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

First of all, if Shaq was on the Cavs against the Magic, it would of been a different series.  Not saying the Cavs would of been guaranteed to win.  But Shaq would of guarded Howard one on one.  Now they wouldn't have to waste Lebron guarding no one so he can help guard everyone.  You could of put him on Turk.  Plus Howard was in foul trouble for most of the series.  If Shaq was in there I'm sure he would of had a couple more fouls and fouled out sooner.  That would put presure on Gortat (spelling ?) to guard Shaq or Z.  At that point anything could of happened.  So now looking at next year, we played Boston as good as anyone, each team winning at home for two years regular and post season, and now have improved drastically down low.  (yet to see what Boston does if anything).  And Orlando we can play a better D against them now, plus who knows if Turk is coming back.  If he doesn't you can put LBJ on Lewis.  The bottom line here is that the Cavs made the first big move of the three teams.  This could be a good thing for Orlando.  This may force them to sign Turk.  I don't know what Boston is doing.  Who knows how series the rumor was about them trading Rondo.  If they get rid of Rondo with the signing of Shaq, I would say Cleveland has the edge.  But like I said, Cleveland made the first move in this chess game, lets see what the others do.

To all who say that Shaq is done, he might have some added incentive.  With Kobe having plenty of years left at getting a fifth or more titles, Shaq probably doesn't want him to pass him up, he may come in more motivated than ever.



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 11:57 am
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

Funny Part....It was Shaq who was making comments about Dwight Howard doing the same things that HE USE TO DO.  I cannot see where this makes the Cavs the clear front runners.  I see the Ben Wallace move was suppose to do the same thing and it worked out well.

After the whole not shaking hands and the half lame excuse the day after, I am tired of the LeBron James show.  Next please....



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 11:18 am
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

If LeBron's teammates were any good, he would have a ring.  He is a superstar athlete, and since he has yet to get over the hump and win a title, it is clear that his team as a whole is not quite good enough to get past the Celtics, or more recently the Magic, to win the East.



Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2009 10:34 am
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

Past his prime sure.  Able to change games just by being on the floor,,,,,absolutley,,,,,,,,,,,Dwight Howard, and Kevin Garnett both raised an eyebrown simutanelously last night,  as both of their roads to the 2010 finals just got a hell of a lot harder. 

Question:  If Shaq plays a big part in LBJ, and the Cavs winning a title next season,  where would you rank him in terms of All time Centers.

I say

CENTERS,  #2 behind Russell




Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2009 10:33 am
 

I'm so happy for My LeBron

I hope shaq is ready to be 'The Big Fall Guy' and follow the rules out there. Cavs win, Lebron did everything. Cavs loose, LeBrons team stinks. Truth is, this trade deosn't make them better than the Magic, or the C's with KG. Okay, maybe the C's; but come playoff time when they loose to them, all of a sudden LeBron's teammates are all useless. Right Doyel/Media? But til then...

Shaq how his @$$ taste?


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