Yeah, in my opinion it is. I graduated with Madison Bumgarner at South Caldwell High School. I love the guy, but this has always been a Braves town (personally I'm a Pirates guy). Then in 09 he gets the call to the show and you'd swear this was a redneck San Francisco suburb. It's still bandwagoning because you're cheering for a team just because of one guy. We've all done it and I'm not specifically dogging on you, I'm just saying it's unfair for people to call out bandwagon Cavs and Heat fans when they were once bandwagon Bulls and Wizards fans.
I defend LeBron to an extent, and have in this thread. I just want to make it clear that I'm not a huge LeBron James guy. I respect his game. I'm not a Cavs or Heat fan. But I've noticed a lot of times, the same people that worship MJ and want to call out bandwagon LeBron fans for being a fan of wherever he plays don't identify as Bulls fans today. It's a 2 way street. MJ fans normally identify as Tar Heel fans and call themselves Hornets fans. It's honestly the same thing. You'd think somewhere along the way of his 13 years in Chicago, they'd gain some kind of loyalty to the Bulls if he's their favorite player.
MJ's career FG%-.497. LBJ-.496. MJ's career APG- .5.3. LBJ-6.9. MJ's career RPG- 6.2. LBJ-7.1. MJ's career 3 point%- .327. LBJ-.342. Yes, there are categories that MJ is clearly superior at, but calling LeBron inefficient is ridiculous.
Barnes and Marshall asked for those expectations though. Any time a guy declares early, I take it as "there's nothing more I can learn here." Marshall is a great passer and nothing else. Just a slow, old school pg. I was so disappointed when Barnes chose UNC over Duke. Probably how UNC fans felt when Ingram chose Duke.
Well, let's see. Elton Brand and Luol Deng were 2 time all stars. Shane Battier won 2 NBA titles. Carlos Boozer was a 2 time all star as a 2nd round pick. Kyrie has a signature shoe from Nike, which isn't awarded to scrubs. Personally I still believe Jabari will carve out a nice career. I'm not gonna sit here and say guys like Redick, Dahntay Jones, and Dunleavy have been great, but there's something to be said for sticking on an NBA roster all theses years.
My issue with this statement is LeBron isn't allowed to create his own legacy. Every finals loss he has, what is the first thing everyone says? "this is why he'll never be MJ," "MJ was clutch, LeBron isn't," etc. The same people that say LeBron will never be Jordan are the ones with the constant comparisons. I'm 25, but the guy I loved watching growing up was Kobe. Yet anytime I'm having a conversation with someone about how I loved watching Kobe, someone decides to butt in and remind me that "he'll never be MJ." I wish it was ok to appreciate other players at this point.
I live in Charlotte now but I'm from a small town that actually has a "redneck hallway" in the high school (I'm not joking). Anyways, I grew up seeing the flag constantly. Some students seriously only wore dixie outfitters shirts. Yes, the majority of those wearing the shirts and flying the flags had pretty racist views. The only time I've seen a confederate supporter left speechless was during a conversation we had. Him: "I'm just tired of hearing about slavery all the time. This has nothing to do with me. I don't own any slaves. And the people that are complaining about slavery never knew any slaves either." Me: "Kind of like how you don't know any confederate soldiers or anyone that has anything to do with that flag? You're kind of refusing to let go of the past as well."
I can't get behind the legalization of the hard stuff. People don't use heroin "every once in a while." They become addicts, quickly, and they are then willing to do anything for that high. I grew up with a guy that was very likable until he somehow got hooked on crank. Now he will steal from anyone to gather enough cash to get his fix. I realize shooting up isn't harming anyone but the user, but I doubt the majority of heroin and meth addicts are paying for their drugs by earning an honest living.
Yep, Noel is who I would've went with. Before his ACL tear he was projected to go #1 overall. Last year he averaged more points, rebounds, and blocks than Cody has averaged. Their fg percentages are nearly identical. Cody has the definite edge on free throws. I just couldn't defer Noel's ceiling to take Zeller.