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    If Kyrie left to go play in GS, I'd imagine the backlash would have been something similar to what KD received. Perhaps not as nasty, but it would've been a hot topic of debate.

    As while I agree about the talent discrepancy, the same things were said about Kobe when he wanted to break away from Shaq (as far as him being selfish for wanting to forge his own way)
    Yes but I think in Kobe's case

    1. He's comparable talentwise to Shaq more than Kyrie is to LeBron.
    2. Kobe stayed with the Lakers it was Shaq that was traded away not the other way around.

    So I get why people don't take Kyrie as seriously.

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    People criticizing his decision had nothing to do with winning rings. There's not a soul on Earth who is surprised that a top 2 talent won a title on a 73 win team.
    The first season?

    There are so many variables involved in winning a championship. Its not always guaranteed.

    The Lakers didn't win it all in 2004 and they failed when they had Dwight/Kobe/Pau/Nash all on the same team.

    What looks good on paper doesn't always translate on the court they staved off injuries too plus the chemistry worked.

    My point was he got dragged for making this decision for a variety of reasons and people wanting him to fail and he didn't. Hence he can talk crap because well he won.
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    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/09/14/...e-irma-relief/

    Heat, owner Micky Arison donating $10 million to Hurricane Irma relief

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat Charitable Fund, Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation said Thursday they are giving up to $10 million in Hurricane Irma relief efforts across Florida and the Caribbean.

    The pledge starts with an immediate $2.5 million donation by the Arison family to Direct Relief, UNICEF and the United Way of Miami-Dade County. Carnival Foundation and the Heat Charitable Fund are each pledging to raise a combined $5 million, and the Arison Foundation will match those efforts up to $5 million in total.

    Micky Arison is the Heat managing general partner and Carnival’s chairman.

    “As a long-time resident of South Florida, I have witnessed the resiliency of our communities – watching neighbors come together to overcome adversity,” Heat President Pat Riley said. “The South Florida community has supported our organization throughout the years, so it is only fitting that we are there to support and help uplift this community in its time of need.”

    At least 26 people in Florida have died under Irma-related circumstances, and six more in South Carolina and Georgia, many of them well after the storm passed. The death toll across the Caribbean stood at 38.

    Carnival is deploying 11 ships to provide affected ports in the Caribbean with supplies like food, water, clothing, diapers, medical supplies and generators, among others. Those missions are coinciding with scheduled and ongoing cruise itineraries.

    “Our friends and partners from across Florida and the Caribbean have always displayed remarkable resilience, strength and spirit when facing difficult circumstances,” Carnival CEO Arnold Donald said. “They have come back strong in the past, and we will be standing with them as they work to come back strong once again.”

    The Heat are also teaming up with the Golden State Warriors for more Irma relief.

    The Heat will help move about 150 dogs and cats from Miami-area shelters that have been overflowing since the storm to Oakland on Friday. A FedEx plane with $11 million in relief items for Irma victims arrives Friday in Miami.

    Once the plane’s medical supplies, hygiene kits and relief supplies are unloaded, the pets will board and depart for the Oakland-area shelters. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and captain Udonis Haslem will help load the plane in Miami. Warriors players Zaza Pachulia and Jordan Bell, along with assistant coach Willie Green, are going to meet the plane in Oakland.

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    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/09/15/...-on-law-order/

    Isaiah Thomas playing himself on Law & Order


    Isaiah Thomas has been taken through the ringer lately, traded by the Celtics then having his hip injury widely scrutinized.

    The Cavaliers guard got a reprieve while filming a cameo for “Law & Order: SVU.”

    Joey Morona of Cleveland.com:

    Thomas plays himself on the episode, which centers around a missing persons investigation, The Plain Dealer reported . The scene takes place at the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex on the banks of the Hudson.

    Thomas:


    This is a perfect example of basketball opening doors for players. What a cool experience for Thomas.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the episode.

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    Raise your hand if you remember Phil Chenier playing for the Pacers.

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    Raise your hand if you remember Phil Chenier playing for the Pacers.


    Damn were old. When I saw this that was my first memory as well. He was already old and on the down hill side when he got here but still wasn't bad.


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    odds on how many times Slick calls Frank Ntilikina Netolicky before just going with the tried and true "Neto" this year?

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    I'd probably have preferred it to what we got
    Oh come on now. You're only saying that because we got an IU guy in the deal. If it had been Robbie Hummel offered, you'd have been all over the deal.


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    LeBron James to Lakers next summer?


    Accordingly, I’m publicly terminating the pandemic of speculation surrounding LeBron James’ playing plans past this season. For months, many in the media declared or composed presumption the Lakers would be the beneficiaries of his talents when he became a free agent July 1, 2018. I’m eradicating all conjecture and uncertainty! I’m comfortable now in stating unequivocally, LeBron will leave the Cavaliers a second time and join the Lakers, and return the team to LA Lore status. – via Patreon
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    LeBron James to Lakers next summer?


    Accordingly, I’m publicly terminating the pandemic of speculation surrounding LeBron James’ playing plans past this season. For months, many in the media declared or composed presumption the Lakers would be the beneficiaries of his talents when he became a free agent July 1, 2018. I’m eradicating all conjecture and uncertainty! I’m comfortable now in stating unequivocally, LeBron will leave the Cavaliers a second time and join the Lakers, and return the team to LA Lore status. – via Patreon
    Link?

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    Link?
    It's from Vecsey. https://basketball.realgm.com/wireta...Lakers-In-2018

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    While plausible I need to hear it from someone other than Vecsey.... doubt LeBron would let something like this out there that early.

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    The Lakers need to dump Clarkson and Deng to clear enough capspace to make a run at 2 MAX level Players. I'd regularly say that no Team would be stupid enough to help out the Pacers and a crappy 1st round pick ( which won't be anything but mid 20s pick with a Lebron/PG13/Lonzo/???? Laker team j....but guess what? Some team is going to be stupid enough to take a Deng's $54 mil 3 Year Contract + 2018 1st round pick crap sandwich for an Expiring.

    Clarkson is at least serviceable and a somewhat acceptable contract.....but then again.......some Team could be coveting Larry Frickin Nance and Julius Randle as sweetner to take Clarkson.
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    Love this nugget of insider info from Vecsey:

    James is spending more time in Los Angeles lately and was seen with his wife this past week looking at high schools for their two sons.
    No ****. Everyone knows LeBron bought a house in Brentwood like a year ago. Spending time in the place that he owns a home? WHAT? Looking at high schools for his sons? WHAT? I'm inclined to believe Bron is bolting for LA, but this is trash.

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    Not sure if you guys have seen the SI player rankings this year but they're certainly interesting to say the least.

    Draymond Green was placed 10th. 10th!

    https://www.si.com/nba/2017/09/11/to...-list-rankings

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    Not sure if you guys have seen the SI player rankings this year but they're certainly interesting to say the least.

    Draymond Green was placed 10th. 10th!

    https://www.si.com/nba/2017/09/11/to...-list-rankings

    don't need anymore reminders of us choosing Plums over him

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    All the young dudes hanging together at the Colts game. They don't identify the guy at the far left. Could that be Sumner? Where's Leaf?



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    I tried to look at that Top 100 list but the pop ups are so annoying I didn't get very far.
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    I tried to look at that Top 100 list but the pop ups are so annoying I didn't get very far.
    Sorta like trying to read the Indystar with all its video and pop ups. Uggh.
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    test


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    these new dudes man

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    these new dudes man
    can't be sure yet that is real but if it is............
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    can't be sure yet that is real but if it is............
    Looks real to me. Can't wait to hear the spin on this from KD's camp.



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