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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    Probably in the minority but I'm hoping for the Heat to win it all. I also hope it's against San Antonio
    Well going in i picked the Celtics to win in 6 and the Thunder in 7




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    You may be in the minority, but I am there with you. I've always liked Wade and I can't stand the irrational dislike (from fans and the media both) for Lebron.
    I used to like Wade until recently this year where it seems he became a dirty player. Lebron is a different story, maybe if he wasn't so cocky, didn't put on a drama show when he left Cleveland, and talk about 5 rings when he got to MIA before he even has one is the reason for his dislike.
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    Lebron gets alot of hate, he handled leaving Cleveland wrong but he's apologized for it. I long thought he was overrated because his overall skill set was far enough developed and alot of what he got credit for was made possible because he might be the greatest physical specimen we've ever seen in basketball, but quietly he's improved his ability off the ball, his post game, added a floater. He didnt have any of that not even a year ago so in a way i think the criticism fueled him to fill out his game.




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    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    You may be in the minority, but I am there with you. I've always liked Wade and I can't stand the irrational dislike (from fans and the media both) for Lebron.
    Irrational?

    He's an egomaniac and not particularly nice to folks outside of basketball. It's pretty well documented.

    I can't bring myself to root for a guy who hired one of his friends to rub lotion on him before every game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayc00 View Post
    I used to like Wade until recently this year where it seems he became a dirty player. Lebron is a different story, maybe if he wasn't so cocky, didn't put on a drama show when he left Cleveland, and talk about 5 rings when he got to MIA before he even has one is the reason for his dislike.
    I get all that. The drama show never bothered me, I tuned in at the end to see where he was going in that was that. The not 5, not 6, not 7... eh, so what, it was at a pep rally (so to speak).

    My complaint is how the people who those things bother, let that blind him about his talent. Which is something frankly I think is slightly overrated, I'm not saying he is not the best player in the league or one of. TO me Lebron is a better athlete than he is a basketball player but just because he did "the decision" and said how many rings he is going to win, people need to stop letting that skew their view of how good a player he is and stop saying, well he hasn't hit a game winner in the playoffs so he sucks... Reminds me of Flacco a bit.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Irrational?

    He's an egomaniac and not particularly nice to folks outside of basketball. It's pretty well documented.

    I can't bring myself to root for a guy who fired one of his friends to rub lotion on him before every game.
    See above, I am not talking about irrational dislike of him personally.




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    I see. Yeah no matter the dislike you have to respect his talent. I personally don't really like or dislike him, but I do respect his talent. Same with Kobe who I think is currently the only person that should be used in the same sentance with Jordan.
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    I can buy that.

    He is talented. No denying that. But when I hear Wilbon and others say he's as good as Jordan, I simply have to laugh.

    I'm going to say it will be the Spurs v. Heat in the finals with the Spurs making it look easy in the finals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayc00 View Post
    I see. Yeah no matter the dislike you have to respect his talent. I personally don't really like or dislike him, but I do respect his talent.
    Agreed. And even then I might not agree with any comparisons, since Jordan played in an era when teams played something called...umm... defense.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I can buy that.

    He is talented. No denying that. But when I hear Wilbon and others say he's as good as Jordan, I simply have to laugh.

    I'm going to say it will be the Spurs v. Heat in the finals with the Spurs making it look easy in the finals.

    Did he really hire someone to rub lotion on him???




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    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Did he really hire someone to rub lotion on him???
    As well as the Cavs who enabled him by putting his entourage on the payroll




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    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Did he really hire someone to rub lotion on him???
    Read something to the effect on Deadspin a few years ago when he was still on the Cavaliers. He only did it for a season and stopped after he got mocked in the locker room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carey View Post
    Lebron gets alot of hate, he handled leaving Cleveland wrong but he's apologized for it. I long thought he was overrated because his overall skill set was far enough developed and alot of what he got credit for was made possible because he might be the greatest physical specimen we've ever seen in basketball, but quietly he's improved his ability off the ball, his post game, added a floater. He didnt have any of that not even a year ago so in a way i think the criticism fueled him to fill out his game.
    That's a good overview and I agree with it. I call him the swiss army knife of the NBA; he's not overly great at anything but he's damn good at everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Read something to the effect on Deadspin a few years ago when he was still on the Cavaliers. He only did it for a season and stopped after he got mocked in the locker room.
    Yeah, I could see why that would bother someone.

    To me, I was indifferent to the guy until he went to Miami. People hated "the decision" and how he left Cleveland etc. To me, he just fell into all the hype surrounding him that was created by ESPN and other Sports Media, I mean, they nationally televised his High School games for crying out loud.

    I'm not trying to say he is at no fault for the way he left Cleveland or anything. Just how he was built up so much by the media and the same people building him up want to tear him down has caused me to pull for him.. on the court.




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    LeBron's talent is equal to the hatred toward him.

    It's funny how basketball is the one sport where a player can be selfish on the court and that is thought of as a positive thing. The majority of basketball fans that I hear from adore Kobe Bryant. He didn't do it on his own. Every team that Kobe has ever been on (outside this year) has been more talented from top to bottom than any team LeBron has played with.

    On the court he is on the most unselfish players I've ever seen. Half of his career was wasted with the Cavs when the second best player on his team was Mo Williams. Seriously, Mo Williams.




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