Monday, December 27, 2010


Let me first cover this recent scandal of LeBron suspossedly endorsing "contraction" of NBA teams. Here is LBJ's exact quote courtesy of ESPN:

  • "Hopefully the league can figure out one way where it can go back to the '80s where you had three or four All-Stars, three or four superstars, three or four Hall of Famers on the same team," James said. "The league was great. It wasn't as watered down as it is [now]."

    In fact, James seemed to have a couple of ideas of which teams could go and some players who would make other teams better right now.

    "[Contraction] is not my job; I'm a player but that is why it, the league, was so great," James said.

    "Imagine if you could take Kevin Love offMinnesota and add him to another team and you shrink the [league]. Looking at some of the teams that aren't that great, you take Brook Lopez or you take Devin Harris off these teams that aren't that good right now and you add him to a team that could be really good. Not saying let's take New Jersey and let's take Minnesota out of the league. But hey, you guys are not stupid, I'm not stupid, it would be great for the league."

Taking superstars and building superstar teams IS NOT the same thing as contraction, so for people to want to make a story out of LBJ and make inaccurate inferences about his views is WRONG!!! He clearly said in those last lines, he's not saying we should take those teams out of the league, he's just saying that he wishes there were clones of the Miami Heat all around the league. It's just his opinion. And BTW, having a superstar team doesn't necessarily guarantee you a championship, how about the Detroit Pistons? San Antonio Spurs? Both teams are just a bunch of sidekicks (excluding Duncan) who when they played/play together became stars. Stop trying to take his comments out of context!

Now to LBJ's move away from Cleveland.....

1. How many owners make obligations 2 players that they are not going 2 trade them but do anyway.

2. Kobe has always had a sidekick, Duncan had a sidekick, the Pistons were all sidekicks lol, MJ had a sidekick ... Who did LBJ have?? LBJ carried his team on his back. Let's look at it this way, if you took LBJ out of Cleveland and took Kobe out of LA, which team had the better chance of winning a title, the team that had the least chance would probably be the team that didn't give the star player much help, correct??

3. Yes, he made a promise that he was gonna win a title for Cleveland but LBJ can't play and make management decisions + Every1 makes those type of promises: Shaq said the same thing in Cleveland and Phoenix

4. I can't believe this guy can't make a business decision without everyone dogging on him 24/7, hell, I can't believe we're still TALKING ABOUT THIS!!! SMH!

And that's all I've got to say about that......comments? questions? Email me @ or comment below.

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