71. "RE: the LeBron Fagency move was a slow burn of anger" In response to In response to 58
>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.
Fair. But how is that worse than Kyrie going to Cleveland's arch-rival? Cleveland will have to deal w/ Boston (and Kyrie) for years to come. LeBron didn't go to a rival - he went to a Miami team that had no causal link to Cleveland other than being in the East.
>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.
The Decision was a horrible PR move. But when your worst move as a professional is staging a show to announce your FA decision (that incidentally raised millions for a great cause) - there's not a lot to criticize.
>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.
He delivered the Promise and the Ring of all Rings - in such a dramatic and high-stakes fashion that you couldn't write a better movie script. He should be idolized for eternity in Cleveland. There better no burning of jerseys this time -- only statues.
>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".
True - but shouldn't the same respect be forwarded to LeBron? He was born into a trash team and could've demanded a trade at some point in his first 7 seasons. But he didn't. He does what he always does: honor his commitments and ball his life out. He gives everything to his teams.
>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.
The FO office should be shouldering the blame. After Griffin left - the team has been a disaster. Now people see why LeBron signed 1-year deals his first 2 years back. Because right as he signed a 2-year deal (ending this year) - he lost his LeGM authority, Griffin was ousted (without LeBron's consent) - and Griffin didn't invest any further competently acquire more assets to give them a better chance against GS - and LeBron couldn't do anything about it because he couldn't leverage leaving at the end of the year (due to the 2-year deal) - which brings me to my point: LeBron honors his commitments with the deals he makes. Kyrie didn't. He should've played out another 1-2 years.
At the end of the day - the notion that any Cleveland fan would posit Kyrie in a more favorable light than LeBron is something that's incomprehensible.