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#46 SOJA

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

Win or lose this series, I forsee major changes coming to this Heat team this offseason. D-Wade has fallen off faster than any star I can remember, and Bosh just seems like an odd-ball that doesn't fit their scheme well 



#47 carpanfan96

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

James shouldn't have to have his shot working to make a significant scoring impact. Drive to the rack, draw fouls - that's one of the reasons he is so great his ability to draw fouls and get to the charity stripe

 

None of it last night though

 

 

They weren't letting him drive.

 

First off Leonard is fast and has a 7 footer 3.75 inch wingspan. On top of that when Lebron started to get past Leonard they forced james back out by moving up the defense and cutting his drive off. The Spurs are going to make James shoot jump shot's or pass the ball this series.  That's why he didn't shoot that many free throws, because he didn't get too many chances at driving the lane and getting fouls. 



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

Criticism against the team, sure. Criticising a guy who clearly played a good game, was not the reason his team lost and calling anyone who sees is that way as a "fanboy", no.

As far as calling LeBron the greatest (assuming you're referring to all time), you're pretty much creating a strawman.

 

I'm just calling it like I see it. Whether it's here or in the media it's always "oh boo hoo Lebron didn't get any help, look at how awful his team is playing". No help? They have arguably the most talented roster in the NBA.

 

Don't even get me started on his flopping or Wade's dirty playing.

 

As for the greatest, yes people are making such declarations. The Jordan comparisons are asinine.

 

I literally feel like lobotomizing myself after watching ESPN endlessly compare them.



#49 mav1234

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:48 PM

the last few posts of this thread remind me of the threads about the Cavs losses right before James left.



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:04 PM

I'm just calling it like I see it. Whether it's here or in the media it's always "oh boo hoo Lebron didn't get any help, look at how awful his team is playing". No help? They have arguably the most talented roster in the NBA.


Right now that doesn't appear to be the case, if youre watching the games, rather than just looking at big names. Wade didn't score in the 4th quarter and was invisible during much of the Indiana series. and bosh is more interested in shooting 3s rather than getting rebounds or playing defense. Shane battier has played so bad that mike miller is playing ahead of him.

As far as citing ESPN, they are village idiots as much about the NFL so what do you expect?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:55 PM

Just to further the Lebron James shooting woes, I think it had something to with Leonard. 

 

http://espn.go.com/n...hted-determined

 

 

James was 2-8 when fronted by Leonard. With someone else defending him he was 5-8 from the floor.  That's 25% shooting against Leonard and 63% against anyone else. 

 

 

 

http://scores.espn.g...ameId=400467195

 

 

 

Kawhi Leonard guarded LeBron James on 6 of his 7 2nd half field goal attempts in Game 1 and held James to 2-of-8 shooting and 6 points overall in the game. James' average field goal attempt was 16.4 feet from the basket against Leonard. Against all other defenders, James went 5-of-8 from the field with 12 points and average shot distance of 8.9 feet.

 

 



#52 Kevin Greene

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:51 PM

Just to further the Lebron James shooting woes, I think it had something to with Leonard. 

 

http://espn.go.com/n...hted-determined

 

 

James was 2-8 when fronted by Leonard. With someone else defending him he was 5-8 from the floor.  That's 40% shooting against Leonard and 63% against anyone else. 

 

 

 

http://scores.espn.g...ameId=400467195

 

nah, that's 25% shooting against Leonard. He's sure to get plenty more harassment from the 2nd year player.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

Now Lebron and Wade are blaming fatigue from the series against the Pacers for the game 1 loss.



#54 Falcons1stPanthers2nd

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:23 PM

Now Lebron and Wade are blaming fatigue from the series against the Pacers for the game 1 loss.

That's the benefit the spurs get for beating their opponent in 4 games. Been that way since beginning of time. You can play basketball every day. It's not fuging football. 



#55 Ken

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:40 AM

Uggghhh Joey Crawford is the lead official tonight. End well, this will not.



#56 RelaxImaPro

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:26 PM

Heat outplaying the Spurs and the Spurs already have 5 TOs... but the Heat is only up by 1.  Lol.

 

 

Hopefully Wade didn't hurt that knee too bad.  He's been playing great so far.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:09 PM

Jesus fuging Christ... what a stretch.  And what a MONSTER fuging block.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:22 PM

When the Spurs won the first game, this topic went to 3 to 4 pages. Heat is dominating and will win tonight, just only a couple of a posts. Things that make you go hmmmm.......



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

Hopefully the people who were crowning the Spurs champs can curb that nonsense. It's going to be a long series IMO. The Spurs have to win 2 of the home games tho because if they don't I don't see them winning.



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:52 PM

Play of the game... despite playing a bit pedestrian in the first half, LeBron single-handedly crushes any hope of a comeback with this block and sequence of events leading up to it, along with the following 3PT assist, steal, and fast-break dunk.

 

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Tiago looks like he's about to posterize somebody and ends up on the wrong end of one of the nastiest blocks I've seen in a while.  Probably the best block of Bron's career.




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