Most of the people here were just kids when MJ was in his prime playing for the Bulls. I grew up with the Hornets, but was definitely a fan of Jordan's game, what kid wasn't? Personally, I think there is a big difference between a kid idolizing one of the greatest athletes ever, and a grown adult shamelessly bandwagoning. I don't see anything wrong with being a fan of LeBron's game in general. But that doesn't mean you have to bandwagon, and act like you've been a fan of that team all along.
No strawman. Simply pointing out that our team as a whole was simply not ready to beat the Seahawks, they all need to step it up this year. I definitely don't think that Cam played "amazing". But not many quarterbacks do so against the Seattle defense. Even Aaron Rodgers struggled. Basic point is, Newton knows that he has things to improve on, he forced a few passes, not the end of the world. He'll learn from it.
Meh, didn't expect much if anything from him anyway. I am however again concerned about our depth at tackle. We're already practically hinging our season on Oher, Gettleman has his work cut out for him.
I don't know about that, the huge influx of new Heat fans that came and went when he signed with Miami, and all the new Cavs fans popping up again can't exactly be shrugged off. Sure there are still some people who hate him. Plenty of people absolutely despised Kobe Bryant, and still do. It isn't just James.
I'm not implying that people are still upset about that, I was merely pointing out, that in regards to much of the "hate" he has received over the years, that was a substantial factor. Not even going to bother comparing rosters of previous generations. Jordan always gets dragged into this, let LeBron's legacy stand on it's own.
Are we talking all time, or the last 5 years or so? It's hard to choose just one. The Super Bowl loss wasn't so much about being mad as it was just being incredibly disappointed. Obviously Jake in the Arizona game is going to be at or near the top. In terms of being purely maddening and rage inducing though, Rivera's WTF moments during games are tough to top.
You can't expect a team to walk into the defending Super Bowl champions house in the playoffs with a completely gutted WR core, paired with an injury riddled OL, and expect some chances not to be taken, and some mistakes not to be made. Our offense last year was not built to score points all that quickly, let alone keep up with an opposing offense that our defense allowed a ridiculous stat line for on third down. Luckily we have added some needed pieces to our offense since then.
LeBron is responsible himself for a large amount of the disdain he receives. The whole decision fiasco with Miami in leaving Cleveland to go team up with Wade and Bosh instead of building a winner with the Cavs originally is where that stems from, and only James himself is to blame for that. Let's just be completely clear about that. James made the correct choice in going back to Cleveland to right the wrongs. I commend him for that. But you really don't need to drag Jordan into this to paint LeBron in a better light. It wasn't Jordan who ditched the Bulls when things got tough.
Those numbers aren't any less cherry picked than the ones posted by the people who don't like LeBron. Look, we know the Cavs had injuries. Regardless, the Warriors were the better team. Give them credit. Are you going to attempt to make these same excuses for the finals against the Spurs the year before? They can improve, but I'm not going to sit here and pretend like the Cavs have a squad of bums around James, especially as weak as the East has been.