There have been many times for me, but I know an exact moment for someone else. I have a friend that lived near NYC as a kid, so of course he says he is "from there" and that everything is better there etc. Everyone knows that guy... Never seen anyone madder than him when we went to NYC and shut out his beloved Giants in the playoffs. I rubbed it in for a week but I had to back off because I feared he would go suicidal/homicidal.
I know it was quoted before but it bears repeating... "Ryan has gone 10-22 in the past two seasons, and while ascribing wins and losses solely to quarterback play is a fallacy, let’s do it anyway because fug MATT RYAN." Beautiful.
Oh yeah, I was in college at the time. We would frequent uptown clubs and bars. Ever other time we would go out, we would see him. It was ridiculous. On a side note, I once saw Emeka Okafor at a club that has been renamed a few times, "Forum"...he was probably one of the chillest and polite athletes I have ever talked to. Very kind dude. Was sad to see him leave Charlotte. Just because he wasn't as good as Dwight Howard, doesn't mean this fan didn't appreciate the work he put in here.
Come on Batman, you are better than that. A bucket is a bucket, inside the paint or not. Why should it matter were the basket comes from as long as the percentage is there? Obviously MJ had a better shot, but Lebron is much better using his frame in the lane than MJ was. What kills me about MJ and Lebron comparisons is that they play the game with completely different styles. Lebron's numbers also show the era he is playing in, as he makes his living being a brute in the lane and from behind the arc, while MJ ate up the midrange game that was more indicative of his time. Lebron is a PF/SF with a power game. MJ was a SG with a graceful game. All that being said, this game is a team sport. People give Lebron the Dan Marino treatment. Much like Dan, Lebron has had to carry teams. The more I look at the Heat, even those teams were flawed. Sure you Had the big three, but the team was poorly built beyond that. They never had a post presence or a strong enforcer/rebounder. MJ played with Rodman, Grant, and his teams had multiple 7 footers clogging the lane defensively. Phil Jackson and co. knew how to build teams that lacked glaring weaknesses. Without the injuries, this year Cavs team would have been the most balanced team Lebron has ever been a part of regarding talent, and he has had to wait until his 30's for that to finally happen.
I'm pretty sure slow, unathletic, "destined to be a role player", drafted in the second round Carlos Boozer has vastly exceeded expectations. A couple all star appearances, five years or so averaging a double double, and consistently being a force down low with a solid midrange game. The whole league slept on this man on draft night. And to think that many expected Sean May to be more successful.