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    Default Fire Larry Bird

    I have had a few hours to digest losing Lance, and the more I think about it, Bird needs to get fired. No excuse losing such a talented prospect like Lance for nothing. The whole point of drafting and developing players is to have them while in their prime. Lance has basically played only 2 years, he will improve, and spend the prime years of his career for another team. I'm so disgusted with our front office right now. I used to think the OKC GM was terrible for trading James Harden, but at least he got something in return. For everybody thinking "addition by subtraction", ask OKC how that is working out for them. We lost a major piece of our future today, and any hope for a title next season has been ruined.

    Besides Solomon Hill, we have no other young prospects to develop. Bird traded Plumlee, and this year's first round pick for an over-the-hill Luis Scola. When we were desperate for a point guard, Bird drafted Tyler Hansbrough over Jeff Teague and Ty Lawson. Bird traded Danny Granger, the most beloved Pacer since Reggie Miller, for basically nothing.

    Yes, Bird nailed the 2010 draft and took a chance on David West, but the negatives out-weigh the positives in this case. I have been waiting my whole life for one championship. Just one. And now my dreams have been crushed. Thank you Larry for ruining the future of the Pacers
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    Default Re: Fire Larry Bird

    Oh great. Here we go.

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    Default Re: Fire Larry Bird

    Dude. Seriously. Pull it together.

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    Default Re: Fire Larry Bird

    Well, this is dumbest **** I've read in a while, and I only read the first line.

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    Default Re: Fire Larry Bird

    I'll be sure to bump this when Lance has a "Lance moment" in Charlotte.

    I have a feeling I'll be bumping this a lot.

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    Default Re: Fire Larry Bird

    Go root for the Hornets if Lance Stephenson means so much to you.

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    Default Re: Fire Larry Bird

    So we are going to fire the GM for making the best offer and having the player turn it down? We could not pay Lance max money nor should we have even if we had the cap room. The Pacers made him the best offer and he choose to take a lesser offer for a lesser team.

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    Larry gave him an equal or better offer and he wanted to play somewhere else.



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    My store sells it for $5 a bottle.
    The store down the street sells it for $5.25 a bottle.
    You buy it at the more expensive store.

    Then you tell me that my price was too high.

    Um, no, it was not.

    You just wanted to go to that other store, apparently. Maybe they have a cute checkout girl?
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    I'll be sure to bump this when Lance has a "Lance moment" in Charlotte.

    I have a feeling I'll be bumping this a lot.
    Wait, good Lance or bad Lance? Lol

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    We gave up on a pretty much average player who was a headcase. I do not like Bird but this is not one of the reasons to dislike him.

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    Lance is not a special talent. You don't fire a GM over losing a player like Lance. You fire a GM over losing players that change the whole complexion of the game. Players that teams change how they play for. By that I do not mean, "let's put Lebron (or whoever) on this guy so he can sag way off and basically freelance as a defender". I mean, "Lebron don't attack the basket because Roy Hibbert is down there".

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    Lance CHOSE not to be here. NOT the other way around.

    Get a grip
    Stop quoting people I have on ignore!

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    I'll be sure to bump this when Lance has a "Lance moment" in Charlotte.

    I have a feeling I'll be bumping this a lot.
    Lance does some silly things but "Lance moment" seems to infer Crazy Ron memories. I think there could also be bumping of many Lance amazing (in a good way) moments too.
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    How about we at least wait until the Summer is over before we declare this offseason a disaster? There is a lot of time to make trades or other moves before the start of training camp in October.
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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    GOOD GOD THAT'S LARRY BIRD'S MUSIC!

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    Larry made a logical offer that a logical person would accept. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that Lance was advised by a logical person as his agent.
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    How about we at least wait until the Summer is over before we declare this offseason a disaster? There is a lot of time to make trades or other moves before the start of training camp in October.
    To be fair, when was the last time we made a good trade?

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    Luis Scola
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    Larry made a logical offer that a logical person would accept. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that Lance was advised by a logical person as his agent.
    THIS.

    Lance and his gang stepped on it when they refused the 5-44. Anything from here out that is said by Lance or his agent is damage control. There just wasn't the interest out there for him that he thought there would be.

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    Default Re: Fire Larry Bird

    Wasn't gonna open that can o worms but oh well.

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    Lance is not a special talent.
    He's young, led the NBA in triple doubles, and arguably is one of the 5 most intimidating dudes when barreling down on a fast break. What is he if not a special talent?

    I'm not about signing him at all costs, but he's anything but an average talent.

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    To be fair, when was the last time we made a good trade?
    I love me some George Hill, but that's the best trade he's made and also the absolute worst.

    I'm not on board with firing Bird, but he's really gotta take a look at how he's running things. We haven't had a legit external roster upgrade since David West.

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    So we are going to fire the GM for making the best offer and having the player turn it down? We could not pay Lance max money nor should we have even if we had the cap room. The Pacers made him the best offer and he choose to take a lesser offer for a lesser team.

    I wouldn't say that was exactly what happened. They Pacers made the offer and then moved on by signing other players. That deal was no longer on the table when the Hornets came around

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    It also isn't the best offer if thats not what Lance wanted.

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    Goyle, CJ Watson was a great external roster upgrade.

    His 6 week injury last season came when we were falling apart, and it sure didn't help. CJ is a good player.
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    Default Re: Fire Larry Bird

    So what should Bird have done differently?

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