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MichaelNewtonII

Eastern Conference Finals Thread

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If he asks for big money, we will let him walk.

would you give him 40/4?  a good stretch four is vital to y'all's success

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would you give him 40/4?  a good stretch four is vital to y'all's success

I'd take that but still be very wary. If he performs like he did in the second half of the season this year after getting a new contract he's getting traded.

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I'd take that but still be very wary. If he performs like he did in the second half of the season this year after getting a new contract he's getting traded.

i think that's fair for millsap after the service he's given to the hawks the past two seasons.  plus the salary cap goes up so 10m per doesn't take near as much as the cap.  I just don't know who else y'all could find to come in and play stretch four and give y'all similar production.  unless you somehow get LMA from SAS

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LeBron with 37-18-13 and 3 steals after starting off 0-10 and playing with a hurt back, knee, ankle, and wrist with no Kyrie or Love all series... yet still up 3-0 in the ECF.

Dude is literally about to carry a team by himself full of role players and castoffs from around the league to the Finals without a second All-Star level player.  Mozgov, Shumpert, and JR are all from the Knicks and that team was fuging trash.  Really a legacy defining playoffs for him... just needs to go get that ring to top it off.

LeBron, at the level he's been playing the past few years, surrounded by 4 other guys is pretty much an instant Finals contender.  MJ is still the GOAT and all, but I can't really think of another player like that in NBA history.

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I doubt he can drag them across the finish line and beat the Warriors. but if he does *hands up and walks away* dude is amazing.

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 Got by 2 sorry 500 teams in first two rounds. Then we're gonna get swept by a Kevin Love/Kyrie Irving-less cavs team. Lebron or not as the 1 seed that's pitiful. Another day in the life of being an Atlanta fan.

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MJ is still the GOAT and all, but I can't really think of another player like that in NBA history.

Magic Johnson his rookie year in 1980. Magic has always been the more appropriate comp for LeBron, not MJ.

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LeBron has passed Magic for me. If he somehow beats that Warriors team (one of the best teams ever) he's the GOAT. That would be ten times more impressive than anything MJ ever accomplished.

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I'm a big LeBron fan, but I just don't see the Cavs getting by the Warriors unless he has the fuging series of his life or the Warriors just crumble under the spotlight - which I highly doubt they will.  They seem full of confidence right now.

The Warriors are just too goddamn good this year.  I'd like to see Steph get him a ring as well, so it's a win-win for me whoever wins.  I'd just also like to see LeBron get a minimum of 3... and no better time than now to do it.

I had the Cavs at a slim chance of making the Finals after Love went down for the remainder of the playoffs.  Then Kyrie fugs both his legs up and is like an old man out there and it was looking even worse... especially since LeBron has been battling back problems all year.  Then he severely rolled his ankle and strained his back even more last series.  Yeah, I thought it was over for 'em after that.  No Love/Kyrie and a really banged up and tired LeBron.

fugs his wrist up and tweaks his knee this series, yet they're still somehow about to head to the Finals.  Hats off to Cleveland's role players as well... they're playing as one cohesive unit at the moment.

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LeBron has passed Magic for me. If he somehow beats that Warriors team (one of the best teams ever) he's the GOAT. That would be ten times more impressive than anything MJ ever accomplished.

Lol is this serious?

And the LeBron/Magic comp refers to their playing style. LeBron has always been more of a fan of getting his teammates involved and running the show (one of his early pitfalls, we wanted him to be more of the "assassin" takeover type, which he discovered in Miami.) Magic pioneered the "point forward." Lebron has added the athleticism.

Again, the closest we have ever seen to another MJ in terms of style is Kobe Bryant, but folks just HAVE to believe that what they are watching right now is the greatest thing ever.

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Lol is this serious?

And the LeBron/Magic comp refers to their playing style. LeBron has always been more of a fan of getting his teammates involved and running the show (one of his early pitfalls, we wanted him to be more of the "assassin" takeover type, which he discovered in Miami.) Magic pioneered the "point forward." Lebron has added the athleticism.

Again, the closest we have ever seen to another MJ in terms of style is Kobe Bryant, but folks just HAVE to believe that what they are watching right now is the greatest thing ever.

​Oh I agree.  I've always told people the best comparison for LeBron is Magic.  Call me crazy man but MJ's Bulls teams were so stacked.  He left to play baseball for a year and they still won 50 games and almost made the ECF.  LeBron has single handily carried this run down Cavs team to the finals.  Not to mention LeBron is hurt himself, he has ankle and back injuries he's playing through.  If he somehow beats one of the best teams ever there's nothing wrong with putting him ahead of MJ.  Basically this Warriors team may be better than any team MJ ever beat.  So if LeBron somehow pulls this off it would  be an unbelievable accomplishment.  

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​.  Call me crazy man but MJ's Bulls teams were so stacked.  He left to play baseball for a year and they still won 50 games and almost made the ECF.  LeBron has single handily carried this run down Cavs team to the finals.  Not to mention LeBron is hurt himself, he has ankle and back injuries he's playing through.  If he somehow beats one of the best teams ever there's nothing wrong with putting him ahead of MJ.  Basically this Warriors team may be better than any team MJ ever beat.  So if LeBron somehow pulls this off it would  be an unbelievable accomplishment.  

Exactly what I told chuck. MJ had great surrounding cast, the bulls went to a game 7 with the Knicks and almost went to ecf after winning over 50 games. I doubt the cavs without lebron would do anything near that

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Lol is this serious?

And the LeBron/Magic comp refers to their playing style. LeBron has always been more of a fan of getting his teammates involved and running the show (one of his early pitfalls, we wanted him to be more of the "assassin" takeover type, which he discovered in Miami.) Magic pioneered the "point forward." Lebron has added the athleticism.

Again, the closest we have ever seen to another MJ in terms of style is Kobe Bryant, but folks just HAVE to believe that what they are watching right now is the greatest thing ever.

​We're not talking about styles, we're talking about legacy, and where he'll rank among the all-time greats.  Of course Kobe is the more apt comparison to Jordan's style... he literally copy and pasted nearly every single one of Jordan's moves and mannerisms.  He tried his damnest to be a carbon copy of the man.  I also agree LeBron is more Magic than Jordan, but that's still a lazy comparison.  LeBron is LeBron.  There's never been a LeBron.

But realistically, from an individual player-to-player standpoint, LeBron is better than Kobe ever was.  This coming from someone who loves some Kobe too.  The only ones that have a hard time accepting this are Kobe die hards who take it personal that LeBron is better for whatever reason.

My original comment didn't have anything to do with comparing LeBron and Jordan, I just prefaced by saying "MJ is still the GOAT, but I can't think of another player in NBA history who's done this" in reference to LeBron, basically by himself, with a bunch of role players and banged up to hell and back... having his team up 3-0 in the ECF about to drag his team to the Finals.  IF he wins a title against that Warriors team... this is going to be a season for the fuging ages for LeBron.

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Exactly what I told chuck. MJ had great surrounding cast, the bulls went to a game 7 with the Knicks and almost went to ecf after winning over 50 games. I doubt the cavs without lebron would do anything near that

​The Cavs without LeBron went immediately from a 66 win team to one of the worst teams in the league.  I also don't see Miami in the playoffs this year either even after discovering a budding superstar big man in Hassan Whiteside, which LeBron didn't have while there - which was also their biggest need by far the entire time he was there.

LeBron goes back to the Cavs, who were still one of the worst teams in the league, and now has them about to head to the fuging Finals.  Without Kyrie, and without Love.

Lol, he's pretty much carrying that garbage ass Knicks team to the Finals that was supposedly "so bad" that even a "superstar" like Carmelo couldn't make it to the playoffs with.

Even if he doesn't get a ring this year, something needs to be said for just how much better he instantly makes a team.  He's by far the best player on the planet.

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Cavs might lose game 4 on purpose, and avoid sweeping the Hawks, just to give Kyrie a little more time to get healthy. 

Lebron is amazing. His stat line from last night is crazy! He's going to carry his team to a possible sweep over the #1 seed. 

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