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Old 03-10-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default the pressure to win titles is so much greater in los angeles

when people say "lebron winning a title in cleveland is worth multiple titles anywhere else i can't help but scoff at that false perception

the cleveland fans/media/ownership is happy if you just show up to the building to entertain them. they had ZERO expections. ZERO pressure. a free trip to the finals where you have a ready made excuse




it was never like that for kobe.. in los angeles its title or bust. you have to work hard just to make the playoffs. then grind out 4 tough series just to win.. then 1 isn't even enough. they expect you to get one every year or you're a failure



people actually think lebron winning one title in 11 years was the most glorious accomplishment because the cavs were a joke. well what were the bulls before jordan won his first title. they were basically the cavs. jordan made them into a premier franchise


the cavs however are STILL A JOKE. lebron didnt elevate them at all

the fact is both kobe and jordan did more for their teams than lebron ever did with the franchises hes been a part of

period
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:59 PM   #2
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when people say "lebron winning a title in cleveland is worth multiple titles anywhere else i can't help but scoff at that false perception

the cleveland fans/media/ownership is happy if you just show up to the building to entertain them. they had ZERO expections. ZERO pressure. a free trip to the finals where you have a ready made excuse




it was never like that for kobe.. in los angeles its title or bust. you have to work hard just to make the playoffs. then grind out 4 tough series just to win.. then 1 isn't even enough. they expect you to get one every year or you're a failure



people actually think lebron winning one title in 11 years was the most glorious accomplishment because the cavs were a joke. well what were the bulls before jordan won his first title. they were basically the cavs. jordan made them into a premier franchise


the cavs however are STILL A JOKE. lebron didnt elevate them at all

the fact is both kobe and jordan did more for their teams than lebron ever did with the franchises hes been a part of

period

GS was a historically bad franchise before Steph Curry
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: the pressure to win titles is so much greater in los angeles

The 2016 championship is the greatest in the history of sports. How you feel?
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:03 PM   #4
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The 2016 championship is the greatest in the history of sports. How you feel?

Injured Steph, Bogut, Iggy, Draymond suspension

Nope.
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:06 PM   #5
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This is serial killer behavior with some of you guys.
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:06 PM   #6
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Injured Steph, Bogut, Iggy, Draymond suspension

Nope.
Not to mention the following: Kyrie 27 ppg, 41 point game 5, and series winning bucket in Stephanie’s eye. Biggest shot / play in Cleveland sports history.
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Injured Steph, Bogut, Iggy, Draymond suspension

Nope.

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Old 03-10-2019, 04:08 PM   #8
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Not to mention the following: Kyrie 27 ppg, 41 point game 5, and series winning bucket in Stephanie’s eye. Biggest shot / play in Cleveland sports history.
I'm talking about the championship in general genius. Kyrie hit the biggest shot in the history of basketball to win us the greatest championship in the history of sports.
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GS was a historically bad franchise before Steph Curry


which made their first title in 2015 that much easier to attain. zero pressure


its not some all time impressive accomplishment like people seem to believe


winning when your fans/media arent expecting anything is ACTUALLY EASIER
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:12 PM   #10
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GS was a historically bad franchise before Steph Curry


You really have no idea what historically bad even means if you honestly believe that about the Warriors pre Steph
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:13 PM   #11
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Lakers haven't even made the playoffs since 2013. What pressure could their possibly be? They are the now the Clippers of LA.
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:25 PM   #12
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when people say "lebron winning a title in cleveland is worth multiple titles anywhere else i can't help but scoff at that false perception

the cleveland fans/media/ownership is happy if you just show up to the building to entertain them. they had ZERO expections. ZERO pressure. a free trip to the finals where you have a ready made excuse




it was never like that for kobe.. in los angeles its title or bust. you have to work hard just to make the playoffs. then grind out 4 tough series just to win.. then 1 isn't even enough. they expect you to get one every year or you're a failure



people actually think lebron winning one title in 11 years was the most glorious accomplishment because the cavs were a joke. well what were the bulls before jordan won his first title. they were basically the cavs. jordan made them into a premier franchise


the cavs however are STILL A JOKE. lebron didnt elevate them at all

the fact is both kobe and jordan did more for their teams than lebron ever did with the franchises hes been a part of

period

A point of clarification. LeBron had a good bit of help winning that title as Kyrie dropped 27 ppg in that series and hit the shot that mattered most. The Cavs are in rebuild mode because Kyrie didn't want to risk LeBron staying and being forced to play with him. If LeBron would have been made his intentions known early, Kyrie would still be here and LeBron would be gone and we wouldn't be in tank mode. What LeBron did in CLE is negated because of the present state we are in right now. No one here respects that clown. No one here wants him, much like in LA. Everyone here knows he was too chicken shit to make a shot that Kyrie had to make for him. We are also not happy about our title coming at the expense of playing against a team that was 40% of their regular season capability due to all the injuries and suspension.

Real Cavs fans are the ones actually living here and actually go to games to support the team, not ones that once lived here and try to ride on our coat tails and live vicariously through us or even worse someone all the way in BFE wearing MJ jerseys that thought he was a Cavs fan just because LeBron was on the team. How can someone be a legit fan of something that they never even paid to view? Do they think the money used to pay those players comes from thin air? Us real Cavs fans were watching the Cavs paying to go to games well before Anthony Mcclelland was ever involved with Gloria James.

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Old 03-10-2019, 04:35 PM   #13
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Lebron's gotten more heat this year than every season he's played in his career.

With the exception of 2011 of course. But that was understandable.

LA media is ruthless though. Sports Radio out here killing this dude on the daily
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:45 PM   #14
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Lebron's gotten more heat this year than every season he's played in his career.

That has nothing to do with LA though. LeBron's getting heat because this has easily been the most disappointing season of his career.

As far as the LA market killing him is concerned; I think we all know what about LeBron gets them so triggered (and has for a decade+).
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Old 03-10-2019, 04:49 PM   #15
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This is serial killer behavior with some of you guys.

Imagine waking up and the first thing you think of is LeBron James ‘ruining’ basketball for you. Now imagine doing that every day of your life for the past 12 years.
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