Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by 5tweezyPOT, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Hormesis

    Hormesis Starter

    Hell, Jordan didn't win his championships without bringing in top talent! Powerhouses win rings, Durant pulled all his skinny engine could to win just one, and it never happened. I don't blame him at all.
  2. jplusip

    jplusip Pro Bowler

    LeBron's Big 3 was worse because they pretty obviously colluded on that one. Also, LeBron turned it into a media circus.

    That said, Durant is a cowardly ring chasing punk. Any respect I had for him is long gone now. Hopefully the Warriors get hit with serious injury woes this season.
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  3. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    Dan Gilbert's letter didn't help things one damn bit either. I think that really fueled the mob mentality in Cleveland.
  4. Hormesis

    Hormesis Starter

    It is all about rings once you are already an uber rich basketball player. What else is there? Nobody talks about Karl Malone and Stockton.... they didn't win a ring.
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  5. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Crap the booze out.

    Also note:

    Durant didn't nickname himself "King".

    Nor did he tattoo "CHOSEN ONE" on his back then cowardly bail on his team for the easy route...
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  6. titantrusince82

    titantrusince82 I'm down with the Titans for better or worse

    It's called FREE AGENCY! KD gave that wack ass city 9 years of his life. Why can't he leave??? Ray Allen left Bos to go to Miami, Karl Malone and Gary Payton left their teams to play with Shaq and Kobe. ****** ass Lebron left for Miami. So why can't KD leave? Double standards!
  7. GeronimoJackson

    GeronimoJackson Pro Bowler

    Deuce reminding me more and more of Skip Bayless.

    LeBron didn't join a team that he was up 3-1 in the conference finals. He didn't join a team that was fresh off a championship, Miami needed LeBron to be a "super team". Golden State is already a super team without Durant, Take away "The Decision" and LeBron going to Miami wouldn't have been that big of a deal outside of Cleveland.
  8. 5tweezyPOT

    5tweezyPOT Pro Bowler

    Not true

    You talk bout them all the time
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  9. jplusip

    jplusip Pro Bowler

    This is incredibly dense.

    People aren't mad that KD left OKC. People are mad because a former MVP/perennial All-star/face of a franchise turned into a coward and ran away to a 73 win team that beat him (he choked against) in the WCF so that he can get a ring.

    Bringing up Malone, Payton, and Allen is also dumb, since they went ring chasing in the twilight of their careers, not at the pinnacle. Nobody cares if a former superstar goes ring chasing at the end of their career. Bringing up LeBron is equally dumb, because LeBron still hasn't fully recovered from the backlash of that move (though winning a championship in Cleveland has helped tremendously).

    The primary issue here is the lack of parity in the NBA. Next season is now a foregone conclusion: Cavs vs. Whiners in the Finals. Had KD gone to a team in the East (not Cavs), nobody outside of OKC would be complaining because it would have given the Cavs some competition. Had KD gone to any team other than the Whiners in the West, nobody outside of OKC would have cared because it would have (likely) made two teams that could compete with the Warriors (or one if he went to the Spurs, but at least there would have been one).

    KD going to GS is a cowardly ring chasing move with the sole purpose of eliminating any parity in the league. The NBA playoffs were already largely a waste of time outside of three or so series this past season, now they'll be a complete dredge with only the Finals potentially being interesting.
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