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How Confident are You that Lebron Will Sign with the Lakers this Summer?
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Somewhat Confident
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Not Confident
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Not Confidental at All (Doubtful)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject:

Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.
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That assumes on court considerations are the only considerations which he said in his press conference are not.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.


Unless he wants to play 100% off the ball, how are those good options?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject:

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Steve007 wrote:
Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.


Unless he wants to play 100% off the ball, how are those good options?


Why canít he play off the ball more? He would save some energy and start playing some D again. Also increases the chances he stays healthy when he doesnít have to do as much. His career could last longer.

Philly fans are having this conversation and are convinced he goes there. Same with Houston fans. So Iím not surprised that people here are optimistic. All 3 teams are interesting options.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.


Unless he wants to play 100% off the ball, how are those good options?


Why canít he play off the ball more? He would save some energy and start playing some D again. Also increases the chances he stays healthy when he doesnít have to do as much. His career could last longer.

Philly fans are having this conversation and are convinced he goes there. Same with Houston fans. So Iím not surprised that people here are optimistic. All 3 teams are interesting options.

Yup. The Lakers do have the advantage of LA though. I also think Nike will push the move to LA and compensate him accordingly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:53 pm    Post subject:

10-15% at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.


Unless he wants to play 100% off the ball, how are those good options?


Why canít he play off the ball more? He would save some energy and start playing some D again. Also increases the chances he stays healthy when he doesnít have to do as much. His career could last longer.

Philly fans are having this conversation and are convinced he goes there. Same with Houston fans. So Iím not surprised that people here are optimistic. All 3 teams are interesting options.


He can and said he would like to more. I just don't see him wanting to do it exclusively as he would have to with Simmons. Unless you're expecting Ben to suddenly develop a shot outside of 4 feet.

The mesh with Harden is really weird, too.

With Zo it's a no brainer. George and Kuzma are comfortable off the ball as well. The only possible conflict would be Ingram.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject:

Iíll put it this way. If we took our core and switched cities with the 76ers/Houston he would be joining those teams. I think the city of LA will be our 6th man.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.


Unless he wants to play 100% off the ball, how are those good options?


Why canít he play off the ball more? He would save some energy and start playing some D again. Also increases the chances he stays healthy when he doesnít have to do as much. His career could last longer.

Philly fans are having this conversation and are convinced he goes there. Same with Houston fans. So Iím not surprised that people here are optimistic. All 3 teams are interesting options.


He can and said he would like to more. I just don't see him wanting to do it exclusively as he would have to with Simmons. Unless you're expecting Ben to suddenly develop a shot outside of 4 feet.

The mesh with Harden is really weird, too.


Personality wise Iím not sure of LBJ/Harden either. Heís not for everyone.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.


Unless he wants to play 100% off the ball, how are those good options?


Why canít he play off the ball more? He would save some energy and start playing some D again. Also increases the chances he stays healthy when he doesnít have to do as much. His career could last longer.

Philly fans are having this conversation and are convinced he goes there. Same with Houston fans. So Iím not surprised that people here are optimistic. All 3 teams are interesting options.


He can and said he would like to more. I just don't see him wanting to do it exclusively as he would have to with Simmons. Unless you're expecting Ben to suddenly develop a shot outside of 4 feet.

The mesh with Harden is really weird, too.


Personality wise Iím not sure of LBJ/Harden either. Heís not for everyone.


Especially after he said he wants to play with high IQ players.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject:

Out of all his options, we make the least amount of sense basketball-wise. I'd be very surprised if he came here. Depends how much he takes his acting and post-basketball priorities seriously.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject:

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Out of all his options, we make the least amount of sense basketball-wise. I'd be very surprised if he came here. Depends how much he takes his acting and post-basketball priorities seriously.


Not with PG and that has been the plan for a year now. No one thinks LeBron would come alone.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
yinoma2001 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
Meh, thereís too many other good options for him. It would surprise me to see him become a Laker. Houston has the big names and almost won without him. Philly has an easier road to the Finals. And becoming a Laker is the hardest road to the Finals because he has to get by GS and Houston to get there.


Unless he wants to play 100% off the ball, how are those good options?


Why canít he play off the ball more? He would save some energy and start playing some D again. Also increases the chances he stays healthy when he doesnít have to do as much. His career could last longer.

Philly fans are having this conversation and are convinced he goes there. Same with Houston fans. So Iím not surprised that people here are optimistic. All 3 teams are interesting options.


He can and said he would like to more. I just don't see him wanting to do it exclusively as he would have to with Simmons. Unless you're expecting Ben to suddenly develop a shot outside of 4 feet.

The mesh with Harden is really weird, too.


Personality wise Iím not sure of LBJ/Harden either. Heís not for everyone.


Especially after he said he wants to play with high IQ players.


Probably everyone seems like a high IQ player after playing with JR Smith.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:46 pm    Post subject:

I think he goes to San Antonio, they make the most sense.

1. Best Two way player in Leonard entering his prime years.
2. Perhaps still the best coach in the NBA and one he truly respects.
3. Their organization has been the model franchise for the past 15+ years.
4. All their players are high I.Q. types who play defense and shoot the 3 ball well.
5. From optics stand point, going to San Antonio wouldn't be seen as joining a super team (Houston). Less backlash.
6. San Antonio with James would be a hard nosed, very physical unit. Perfectly built to take down the Warriors.

While my dream is for James to come to LA, I'd only give it a 25% chance, too many questions about the franchise. Players and coaching staff might be too young to be title contenders much less handle the pressure of playoff basketball.

My nightmare scenario is James joining the Celtics, a younger athletic version of the San Antonio squad. He goes there, I could easily see a dynasty winning multiple titles and making it impossible of us to catch them.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:49 pm    Post subject:

aiel wrote:
I think he goes to San Antonio, they make the most sense.

1. Best Two way player in Leonard entering his prime years.
2. Perhaps still the best coach in the NBA and one he truly respects.
3. Their organization has been the model franchise for the past 15+ years.
4. All their players are high I.Q. types who play defense and shoot the 3 ball well.
5. From optics stand point, going to San Antonio wouldn't be seen as joining a super team (Houston). Less backlash.
6. San Antonio with James would be a hard nosed, very physical unit. Perfectly built to take down the Warriors.

While my dream is for James to come to LA, I'd only give it a 25% chance, too many questions about the franchise. Players and coaching staff might be too young to be title contenders much less handle the pressure of playoff basketball.

My nightmare scenario is James joining the Celtics, a younger athletic version of the San Antonio squad. He goes there, I could easily see a dynasty winning multiple titles and making it impossible of us to catch them.


I donít see him joining the Celtics cause Kyrie is there and I donít think they will trade Kyrie.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:11 pm    Post subject:

I don't think he will come here UNLESS the Lakers can bring in another potential star as well...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: 99.9% sure

Iím 99.9% sure he signs here. I think we get PG and 1 more star with him as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject:

Do people really believe he hasn't made a decision on this? He knows he can go to any team he wants and they'll accept him with arms wide open. He knows which teams offer him a real chance to win. Which cities offer him and his family the best opportunities. This decision was made a long time ago. These discussions are all a waste of time.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
I don't think he will come here UNLESS the Lakers can bring in another potential star as well...


And that's why every single person has PG coming too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject:

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10-15% at the moment.



I like that percentage. I voted not very confident because Philadelphia and Houston are stronger win now options. Cleveland too may be hard for him to leave, even if they can't win. LA has a chance but it is just a slim chance.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject:

I'll say 30% confident

I think the only reason he comes here is for his family

Basketball wise it makes zero sense. Let's face it, we suck compared to Houston.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject:

I'm not very confident. But I hope he comes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:12 pm    Post subject:

2 to 1 for
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:38 am    Post subject:

im some-what confident.

why would LeBron go to the sixers? Simmons cannot shoot that well and needs the ball in his hands. embiid is a walking injury waiting to happen..plus they showed zero heart vs the Celtics. plus, I think LeBron is tired of management that cannot be trusted..this latest scandal with their gm doesn't help.


LeBron going to the spurs. I just don't see it. they have a history of not really paying guys. too much is riding on kwahi's injury and them putting enough around LeBron. market is too small. I don't see it.

Boston is just a pipe dream. Kyrie being there and that whole deal.

The only two scenarios that make sense to me is Houston or LA and I actually think LA should be the favorite.

I think Houston has to do a lot of maneuvering to obtain James and it might just deplete much of their team in the progress. Then, James is depending on a often injured and declining chris paul for the next 2-3 years? Top Heavy all over again.

If I'm James, The Lakers are my best bet, especially if the Lakers can keep most if not all of their young talent.. They have the cap space to acquire Paul George too boot. You need hungry youth to match the energy on both sides of the ball to beat a team like Golden State. If Lebron is smart, he gets with a winner like Magic Johnson ( let Magic bring in George ) and a couple of veterans to fill out the roster and ride these young guns to the promise land.

That's my 2 cent. To me Lebron to LA (considering) everything makes the most sense. I can see Lonzo spotting up wide open from a pass from Lebron now...and I expect Lonzo shot to be better....can't be any worse than Houston missing 20+ straight 3's or all those eggs Kevin Love put up game in and game out from 3.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject:

Basketball wise I donít think itís the perfect fit for either party (Lebron or the Lakers). Heís long in the tooth and heís coming into a situation that best case scenario wonít be ready for 3-4 years, I would hate to see him and PG come in, Lebron force us to trade our best young assets for Damian Lillard or something. Then weíd have 2-4 years of possibly doing something while GS is still at their peak.

That being said, all the chatter from him about ďfamilyĒ and the rumors that heís already enrolled his kids here in school in LA tell a different story. Iíd say itís like 75% for George right now and 50% for Lebron.
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