58. "the LeBron Fagency move was a slow burn of anger" In response to In response to 54
only thing that would have made it worse is if LeBron actually went to a NYC team with his friends instead of Miami. because the level of trolling from over there was out of control.
everything from his last game with the Cavs the first time out to the Decision was just annoying.
also, even though LeBron had his GOAT season over there, he also picked up some pretty annoying habits on the court (egregious flopping, the bullshit Wade would do to troll, etc) so it was easy to hate on him.
if LeBron leaves again, there's no way that it's regarded like that, because I have all the faith he's going to make all the PR moves to make sure he doesn't leave on a bad note. the ring helps, too.
with Kyrie, it's about this:
2014, when he had the chance to GTFO (and all the reason to) he stayed. And tweeted immediately after his decision to let the fans know.
that meant a lot after those 3 seasons of assjuice and tanking and dumb picks. he could have easily been like, "going to Miami".
he was rewarded with LeBron coming back. and then one year later, he was rewarded with a title.
After last year's implosion, the offseason couldn't have been any worse, but since it wasn't a Fagency move, but an out-and-out trade for BULLSHIT, Kyrie is gonna get the benefit of the doubt. The FO had no reason to trade with Danny fuckin' Ainge. and that's where my anger resides.
even if #8 pick ends up being a game-changing GOAT
it will be moot if LeBron ain't there to GOAT along with him and even more so if the team is wack