Tag:Lebron
Posted on: March 22, 2011 12:52 am
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Better matchup for Knicks......Boston/Miami?

After replying to Knicks/Boston aftermath thread I read a post by a Knick fan stating he'd rather the Knicks play C's over Miami. I think this would be a good debate which is a reason I started this post. Of course, talking about possible 1st round playoff matchups.

Now I know many Celtic fans may be upset same with the Heat about their team, but I'm gonna state it how I see it. State your opinions about my post or just state your opinion of the matchups of which would be better for the Knicks.

I'm gonna state the advantages and disadvantages of facing both teams. Than come to a conclusion on which matchup I think the Knicks would have a better chance of winning a playoff series against.

Heat's advantages against the Knicks: The Heat have three reliable scorers who are very consistant. 3 of them could go for 20 every game. Lebron and Wade could go 40. Their advantage is simple they have 3 scoring option to worry about. The team has played longer together as well. A lot longer than the Knick teammates have. I believe that is another advantage.

Heat's disadvantages against the Knicks: Of course this is against every team so it doesn't really matter. Point guard position is not reliable option especialy on defense vs a veteran point guard such as Billups who can score 20 on some nights. Size of course is both issues for both teams. That is one of the reasons I believe the Heat would be a better matchup vs the Knicks. Both teams are still trying to get chemistry like other veteran teams. Just another reason why I think Heat would be a better matchup vs Knicks. Heat's bench production is weak. It can't compare to the Celtic's bench by any means. Another disadvantage for the Heat.

Of course if you read thus far I think the Heat is the better matchup. They have in my opinion a lot more disadvantages than Celtics do.

Celtics advantages against the Knicks: The team has great chemistry cuz the majority of the roster has been to the Finals together more than once. Knicks gave up basically half their roster via trade before the trade deadline. Team has played what? 15 games together? Celtics also have a bit of a balance. In my opinion they are better defensively more so than offensively. The Knicks offense has got to score to win the game cuz they can't make stops on defense. They are probably the worst team defensively in the NBA right now. Celtics are probably the best defensively. Playoff success/experience may play a factor as well. The Knicks havn't been to the playoffs in quite a while. To me that is also an edge for the C's due to the fact the team has a lot of veterans that have won championships. I think Billups is the only guy to win a championship on the Knicks. Celtics have great production from their bench. A lot better than both the Heat and Knicks.

To me that just makes my point. Celtics are just a bad matchup for the Knicks. I wouldn't mind seeing C's play Knicks in the playoffs cuz I love the old school rivalries. I also like watching the Knicks lose. Who worse to get beat by than their rivals. Knick fans will be po.

Celtics disadvantages against the Knicks: Offense really isn't as consistant from Pierce, KG, or Rondo. I'm speaking about scoring ability of course of these players. They have their good and bad games. Not as consistant as the Heat's trio. I believe Allen is the most consistant o. Bench production is also an issue at times. With a lot of teams it happens like that. Days they don't show up. I still believe they have a good bench o. Celtics also have injury concerns with Oneal's and what not. I believe their health along with bench play will decide how far C's go in the playoffs.

Celtics have way more advantages than the Heat do. Heat has more disadvantages than the Celtics do as well. That is why I believe Miami would be the better matchup for the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs than the Celtics. Knicks may win a game or 2 if they play the Heat. I think it would be a better series. Celtics vs Knicks may last 5 games at the max. Wouldn't be surprised if a sweep occured the teams met in the 1st round of the playoffs.

Do you agree? Disagree? Comments? Who do you believe the better matchup for the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs?

Posted on: February 17, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Biggest surprise thus far midseason:

Made this simply because a lot of folks have different opinions on this. Not expecting everyone to agree with me. Just for fun here.

Who is the biggest surprise to me of the amount of victories this season? To me it is the Spurs. They arn't known as a regular season basketball team. They are known more as a team that waits til playoff team to put up there success. I'm guessing the reason is why is because they are actually healthy which is good. I did not expect the Spurs to reign number one come all-star break. Nor did I expect Lakers to be at number in the Western Conference which might be a bigger surprise.

Who is the biggest surprise by the amount of losses they have? I know a lot of people are gonna say the Cavs, but I expected them to not be in the playoff race. I expected them to struggle without Lebron. I expected them to be one of the 5 teams with the most losses with the Wolves and others. The answer to the question is the Bucks. The Bucks finished the season last year better than I expected than all of a sudden they drop off 5 seeds down. I expected more from the team this year. Did I expect them to finish better or at the same seed? No! I expected them to be a number 7 seed though. Season isn't completely over yet. They can still make the playoffs. All I'm saying is I'm surprised by the dropoff. I didn't expect Philly nor Indiana to be in the position they are. I expected the Bobcats and the Bucks. Of course in every major sport there are surprises.

Portland is also a surprise team as well. Not that, but the fact they are still in the playoff race without Roy and Camby. It seems as if the team is always under the radar. Ah well....just had to throw them in there and show some love. Definately deserve some credit for their season thus far.

So what teams are the biggest surprise to you midseason?

Posted on: December 10, 2010 6:04 pm
 

I hate Lebron James.....why? Many reasons

Heat fans just don't get it. I have explained to you several times about this. I disliked LeBron James long before he made "the decision". I rooted against them every single game when he was on the Cavs. Do the same thing with the Heat now. I criticize James for a bunch of reasons. One I don't think he deserved his first MVP award.....I thought D-Wade was the MVP that year. Another reason I hate James......the guy never gets called for fouls like my favorite player Dwight Howard. Howard gets called for more fouls than probably any star in the NBA. Lebron gets the best superstar treatment of any NBA star in the league. In the East Finals the refs were against the Magic. Even people on these boards agreed with that. The infamous foul Lebron shooting the 3 and Dwight got a clean block and called a foul on it. Youtube it my friend clean ball.

Lebron also showed no sportsmanship after the game. Every single year the supporting cast was criticized. Not James at all. It was never James fault for a loss. It was either supporting cast or the coach. No blame for James. He is constantly praised. More ESPN coverage than Brett Favre. It at least feels that way anyway. Every team he is on they are always chose as the favorite. They never win despite all the talent they bring in. Kobe/James commercial favoriting him to have that matchup. How much more biased do you need to be? They bring in guys like Ben Wallace, Jamison, and Shaq. Still can't get it done. Win a ring for the King bs. Gilbert did everything he could to make James happy. Some feel he quit on the team in the playoffs. The guy loves the spotlight a bit too much.

Go into the summer.....he was more talked about than the NBA Conference Final games. Which is a slap to the face to everybody who is still playing. He is praised all the time for his defensive ability. I made a post about a year ago stating his defense isn't as good as the stats show. Which I thought was very true. All the blocks come against guards going up for layups or from a player who is being guarded by another player. I seen times in the playoffs he would guard the guards rather than the forwards. When he faces a guy like Melo the guy gives up 40. When you face an above avg scorer it isn't so easy is it? Melo is basically at one time the best small forward besides Lebron. Durant has emerged. Never really seen them play each other.

In any case he gets everyone talking about him in the summer. The guy is treated like a super hero/King. He is an arrogant ego maniac. I absolutely hate the guy. He comes on announcing his decision date to decide what team he is going to. ESPN was so annoying all day long. We got a big tribute show for Lebron. I mean it was every hour. It lasted like all week it felt like at least. We heard all the predictions and what not. The day of the thing hear about Wade and Bosh wishing him luck and so on. I was so annoyed by the coverage I was ready to turn the channel before he made it. He finally made it and decided to take his talents to South Beach. Getting all the questions out and what not. Than we get the aftermath coverage that lasts for days. Cav fans burning his jerseys and so on. Of course the Heat were the favorites like every year.

His team previously had the best regular season record in the NBA past two seasons. The talent was there in my opinion anyway. He shows no respect to his former teammates nor his former team. His arrogance will not lead him to a championship. Hope he never wins a thing. He is a piece of garbage. Spits in the way of everybodys accomplishments. Especially the scoring title that was won by Durant. Oh I could have won that if I wanted it. How much of a slap in the face is that? Disrespectful idiot. Than he goes on in interviews like we arn't gonna win one, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or even 7. We are gonna have a dynasty. Him and the so-called three Kings slapping every single NBA team in the face. Acting as if he along with them are better than everyone in the NBA. He expects not to be criticized? Look at these messages from my twitter page. Being superstar isn't all fun. You get payed more money than all those hateful people sent you. I'm sure all those millions of dollars he makes can cure his feelings. No good piece of garbage. Hate his guts. Go cry me a river James. You make more money in a year than any of us make in a lifetime. You don't want to be criticized don't act like you are all that. Don't disrespect former teammates and other teams in the NBA. You are not gonna be given a championship on a silver platter. You gotta work hard for it. Cavs did everything for you and you spit in their face. Refs try their best to give you a championship and you still can't get one. Hope you never do. That will be the worst thing that could ever happen in the NBA. No good piece of crap. Cry to someone who cares. Everyone is criticized. I am as well, but I would rather be criticized and be making the money he is making. Get all the fame with it as well. One of the most praised pieces of crap and still cries about it.
Posted on: December 3, 2010 10:20 pm
 

Cavs vs Lebron disappointing......

All the hype going into the game I was hoping for a game. After the first quarter Cavs were leading which led to my expectations to be higher that their is a possibility they could win. 2nd quarter really sealed the game for me. It was over before half time which is sad, The Cav fans come out to cheer their team against their nemesis and they treat him like a friend. They showed no effort on the basketball court. That is the worst loss I have seen in a long time. Not saying I was expecting it to be close before the game began, but come on 30 points? After having that lead they never got it back. In the 2nd quarter it felt as if they were just throwing ball at the backboard, They couldn't get the ball in the hoop. It is a disgrace that them guys are getting paid millions and played that horrible of a ball game. A sellout crowd with millions watching at home. Embarrassing moment for Cav fans. That game would have them some hope. That game was like a Championship game for them and they blew it. Showed no effort defensively. Disappointing not just for me who was rooting for them as every other fan base not a Heat fans.

Besides the game the powder and the booing was good, but I expected worse cuz the hype. They shoulda said James name last. It woulda been a lot better. Stupid to say his name first. Ah.....just an opinion. For anyone to think this team will make the playoffs is horrible for the NBA. I mean I knew the Cavs were bad, but I never realized they were this bad. I expected a blowout yes, but didn't expect it to be a 30 point loss. Expected 20+, but not 30. Cavs shoulda just threw the ball up and act is if they were passing to themselves. It woulda been less embarrassing. To say they actually tried in that ball game is just terrible to hear. Wish the players woulda gave more to Cleveland. Ah well.....no doubt Lebron wouldn't have won a championship which if he woulda stayed they would still probably had Shaq and others cuz the team owner did anything he wanted. Well that is just my point of view in the outcome.
Posted on: November 23, 2010 6:33 pm
 

Just in case Lebron forgotten...........

December 2nd is coming sooner than one would think. The night where Lebron will visit the team he turned his back on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Who have done very well this season without a superstar. They have done a lot better than I expected especially with a shocking game 1 win over the Boston Celtics. In any case I can't wait for this game that will be televised on TNT at 8 oclock. Old friends now foes. I figure the hype will be enormous with big ESPN coverage. If Cleveland wins it will be a bigger win than winning a championship. If Lebron wins we probably will have to see the highlights a little bit too much if he has a great game. Wish Cleveland the best of luck. I'm rooting for them in this ball game. Prove Lebron and the critics wrong. Get it done Cleveland.

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:45 pm
 

3 kings hype..............

Going into the Boston game all the hype was with the Heat. Talking about the motivation they all were gonna bring because they have critics. Unfortunately for them the critics were right.......at least the opening night. Lebron wasn't getting the "stats" he always did in Cleveland nor did he have the help that everyone said he would have. They didn't play as a championship contender as portrayed. Didn't play like a team. Lacked passing the ball with just 14 assists by the whole team. Lebron would get 8 on any given night in Cleveland.

I was very impressed by Boston's defense and the ability to score in the paint on the Heat. Heat lacks size and it showed. If they are expecting to win a championship they had better get better help from the supporting cast, but they did have 18 points coming off the bench the last time I seen.

Lebron played an average game compared to his Cleveland numbers. Didn't pick up the win vs one of the top teams in the NBA the Boston Celtics. This was a bigger game than some people would give it credit of being. This was a huge statement game for the rest of the season. Boston is and was the favorites in my opinion going forward to win the East. Congrats on the win Boston.
 
 
 
 
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