Patrick McManamon: Don't curse the gods yet, LeBron to Greece r...

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''Good,'' Pam the Attorney said. ''He thinks he's a Greek god anyway.'' Let two things be known here: Pam the Attorney sees that gigantic portrait of James quite often during the week, and she spoke after being ...

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scxx

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Worst. Sportswriter. Ever.
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scxx wrote:
Worst. Sportswriter. Ever.
AMEN!!!!
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Aug 6, 2008
 
Lebron is from Akron. Trust me when I say that anyone from Akron who makes it big goes for the money at all times because they know what it's like at the bottom as he did. I would hate to see him leave the Cavs, but with Ferry not doing much insofar as trading these expiring contracts, not signing anyone yet with our midlevel exception, etc. he deserves to get paid like that if they want to. It's nothing to the owners of that team. I'd be surprised if he couldn't get them up to $180 million for three years honestly. Go for it Lebron. Sure would beat you going to the Knicks.

“Serenity Now!”

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Aug 6, 2008
 
I still don't get how these European teams can afford to make these types of offers.
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With a friend like Pam the attorney, who needs enema's ?
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Aug 6, 2008
 
What's it matter, he won't be in Cleveland in 2010 whether it's Greece or NY.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
Whatever.. Stop it! Let him finish out the Olympic run and the obligation he has left on his contract. I wouldn't blame him if he bolted because our fans are so fair weather. Always so ready to jump on this kid.. He's my favorite.
Go Bron.... Just weigh all your options.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
scxx wrote:
Worst. Sportswriter. Ever.
Exactly.

Especially when he says, "The money might be there in Athens now, but so is smog and overcrowding and a lot of stuff, good and bad."

Cleveland is a dump in a rundown state. He acts like he is playing in paradise here in the states.
go for it

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Aug 6, 2008
 
I hate basketball, but I say go for it! God bless him and more power to him if he can make that kind of money in two years? Why shouldn't he? We all would like to have that kind of opportunity.
Its 420 Somewhere

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Aug 6, 2008
 
Fallout wrote:
What's it matter, he won't be in Cleveland in 2010 whether it's Greece or NY.
True. LBJ has already won his last championship as a member of an Ohio team - sorry Cavs fans, but you know it's true
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Aug 6, 2008
 
go for it wrote:
I hate basketball, but I say go for it! God bless him and more power to him if he can make that kind of money in two years? Why shouldn't he? We all would like to have that kind of opportunity.
You do know, right, that some people are able to say enough money is enough. I hate that "who would pass up this opportunity" crap. A lot of people would and a lot of people have. How many great atheletes restucture their contract for the good of the team? Not the majority, but some do.

Now, as for this Europe talk. Truth is I would much rather he go overseas than win a title with any other NBA team. And, in a way, Lebron is kind of a free spirit so I could see him wanting to be the first true international superstar who really puts European basketball on the map once and for all. And I believe eventually the NBA wants to go global and maybe this is the first step.

Having said all that, I don't see it happening. I think Lebron will stay in Cleveland where he will be defending back to back championships.

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Aug 6, 2008
 
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I still don't get how these European teams can afford to make these types of offers.
They're mostly subsidised by many entities, the least of which is their own government. And the dollar is very weak. But most are associated with business....
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Aug 6, 2008
 
Pew. (crumples up article and uses it to clean up cat vommit). Another stinker from McManORMoron. I'll bet you thought you were clever, huh, Patty.
Tim in Plantation FL

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Maybe a move like this would make Lebron even more popular in Europe, but he has to consider the effect that this will have on his desire to be considered one of the greatest ever in the NBA. That's 2 years in his prime of compiling no stats. How's his game going to grow when he's playing against players with the talent of Luke Jackson or worse? Who in America is going to even pay attention to him over there? Does he think that Americans will demand their cable companies to start offering the Greek package like they do the NBA package now? I think he's highly mistaken if he thinks this would happen. Wouldn't his endorsements in America suffer?

I guess it's his choice, but I think it would be a bad move for his basketball legacy. As much as I hate to say it, he would be better off bolting to NY than doing something like this. He's already a global icon anyways, and he'll continue to be one no matter what NBA team he plays for.
Wishfull thinking

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Aug 6, 2008
 
In the event that the Gods come for LeBron for a year or two at the most, at least the CAVS would finally get a top 3 draft pick since they would have the worst record in the league.
Otherwise, it's Tarence Kinsey types
during the Hot stove league or articles about LeBron going Green to look forward to.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
i think before he can call himself a global icon he needs to win a championship!
May Fong

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Aug 6, 2008
 
I used to call my husband a greek god.

Now I just call he a God dam greek
Go to Greece

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Aug 6, 2008
 
He is gone one way or the other. Cleveland is a great prep school for the real pro sports teams. Let's face it Cleveland is never going to win a championship and Lebaron knows that. Who wouldn't take 100 million to play in Greece for 2 years? Lebaron says his goal is to be the first billionaire in sports. Well 100 million is 10% of a billion. Go Lebaron!!! Please just go. With Cleveland's luck he will probably blow out his knee in Bejing, anyway.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
but he has to consider the effect that this will have on his desire to be considered one of the greatest ever in the NBA. That's 2 years in his prime of compiling no stats.

OH PLEASE !!!! I think an extra hundred million bucks would take the sting out of that stigma. This isn't a sport its a BUSINESS. This is a $100 million business decision, just like when they moved the Clowns to Baltimore. I am still waiting for them to comeback, by the way.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
Guess I'll have to get a toga and move to Athens!

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