I remember when TD was hurt a few years ago and Seattle was trying to unload Curry. I tweeted something about Carolina needing to get him. TD replied to me (I didn't even mention him in the tweet) asking why we need him. I am a dumb mother fugger.
The only photo I see is poor quality but it appears to be an older guy in the uniform - of retired age. Maybe he dressed up for the 4th to go to a reunion or something - old vets rarely remember all the rules of where what medal goes - it was a bitch remembering when on active duty for me and I had few to display.
This. I was in the Marines for 9 years and have been out for 8. This got me thinking and I honestly had to look at my DD-214 to ensure I remembered all the metals I rated and would look to make sure I had the correct order. That being said, I would know to look. The second metal does appear to be a silver star. I can't tell what the one in front of it is, but there are none that should be in front of it that look anything like that. The cover indoors thing is weird, but I don't doubt he'd put it on if he was asked for a photo. If he is a Marine he probably has sea bags older than me so he might have lost a little bit upstairs. If he's not, it sucks that people do stuff like that, but shouldn't be the focus of the story.
It may sound a little strange, but I don't this place to be Lebron's next stop. By the way, didn't we get on Heat fans for bringing in all that star power and buying a championship? So what would that say about us if we followed their example, although it would only be Lebron coming to Charlotte. With all that said, I would rather see us win with team work and not be known as a great team because of one player.
What I really want is to bring in Kevin Love. Now he's a star in his own right, but he's not carrying the baggage of "best player in the world". I see him and Big Al as equals, and I see MKG and Kemba as emerging stars. With that group of guys leading the team, we can definitely win a few championships.
I don't want to sound rude, but I fail to see your reasoning. So you're cool with bringing in top tier FA's as long as their not the best? I don't think anyone thinks Miami's two titles are "cheap." They're titles. Even with the original Hornets, we have none. I just think it's funny as poo that Miami tried to "buy" the greatest team ever and failed.
What makes a title cheap? Were the Bulls cheap when they had MJ, Pippen, and Rodman? Are those 6 more MJ's legacy than the Bulls? No. They become that because we compare players of the past to players in the present. Even with the way the Spurs play, ultimately the Spurs 5 titles are Duncan's legacy when he's compared to other greats.
So what is an acceptable way to build a championship team? Do you have to draft your best player? Can you only sign players not expected to immediately hand you a title? Is it the players' motivation? I think FA's are going to want to be here more now because the future looks bright and MJ is taking on a bigger role. So if a player signs here just because of MJ, does that make it cheap?