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Old 03-05-2019, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default LeBron's SPECTACULAR fall from grace

Just think back to the common perception of LeBron James after the 2016 Finals. And then compare it to now.

After getting DESTROYED by KD two years in a row and now this absolute disaster of a season in LA...

Has anyone ever gone from ruler of all the earth to a total laughingstock in just two and a half years? It's honestly hilarious.

Kobe must be laughing SO. F*CKING. HARD. at all of it. The difference in how those two are viewed in socal has gotten even bigger! hahahahaha!
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:16 PM   #2
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Just think back to the common perception of LeBron James after the 2016 Finals. And then compare it to now.

After getting DESTROYED by KD two years in a row and now this absolute disaster of a season in LA...

Has anyone ever gone from ruler of all the earth to a total laughingstock in just two and a half years? It's honestly hilarious.

Kobe must be laughing SO. F*CKING. HARD. at all of it. The difference in how those two are viewed in socal has gotten even bigger! hahahahaha!


KYRIE JUST SAID ON ESPN THAT LEBRON IS STILL THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NBA..

THREAD IS DONE
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:21 PM   #3
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Kyrie is widely regarded as the biggest idiot in the NBA. He said the Earth is flat ffs.

My argument is only strengthened by him saying that.

Anything else?
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:29 PM   #4
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Happens to every player, not sure why it's a big deal.

Lebron at 34 is better than most other superstars at that age
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:29 PM   #5
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KYRIE JUST SAID ON ESPN THAT LEBRON IS STILL THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NBA..

THREAD IS DONE

Why, because one last nba player is stuck in Lebrons ass while half the league publicly disrespects bran?

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Old 03-05-2019, 12:41 PM   #6
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Kyrie is widely regarded as the biggest idiot in the NBA. He said the Earth is flat ffs.

My argument is only strengthened by him saying that.

Anything else?

Kyrie is not an idiot when it comes to basketball. The players know who's great
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:45 PM   #7
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Kyrie is widely regarded as the biggest idiot in the NBA. He said the Earth is flat ffs.

My argument is only strengthened by him saying that.

Anything else?


YET LEBRON WON WITH HIM.. LEBRON LOOKING BETTER EVERY MINUTE
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:59 PM   #8
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Nah, you can't just toss in the last two years and place them on equal footing with this season. LeBron played like a god (offensively) the last two years in the playoffs, even sparking massive GOAT debates last year. He simply ran into an ATG Warriors team, still playing extremely well (offensively) in defeat.

This season though, especially the last 2 weeks has been an unmitigated disaster
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:06 PM   #9
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Nah, you can't just toss in the last two years and place them on equal footing with this season. LeBron played like a god (offensively) the last two years in the playoffs, even sparking massive GOAT debates last year. He simply ran into an ATG Warriors team, still playing extremely well (offensively) in defeat.

This season though, especially the last 2 weeks has been an unmitigated disaster

I agree, but this thread isn't about the quality of his play - it's about his image, reputation, legacy, etc. Perception shifts a LOT when you get absolutely wrecked two years in a row with your #1 rival hitting daggers in your face in both series and winning FMVP. Even if he was actually playing well, that is all just a massively bad look.

This season is transforming the whole thing in a nightmarish way. Going to the Lakers might have actually been the biggest miscalculation of LeBron's whole career - even worse than "The Decision".
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wait for next year at least, come on. 2018 was fine perception wise because of the talent disparity so its only been a year of a negative reputation
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:49 PM   #11
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I agree, but this thread isn't about the quality of his play - it's about his image, reputation, legacy, etc. Perception shifts a LOT when you get absolutely wrecked two years in a row with your #1 rival hitting daggers in your face in both series and winning FMVP. Even if he was actually playing well, that is all just a massively bad look.

This season is transforming the whole thing in a nightmarish way. Going to the Lakers might have actually been the biggest miscalculation of LeBron's whole career - even worse than "The Decision".


All it says is he's impatient. If anything, the way current younger stars handle media press stress speaks to how much more polished he is than them. Still has a lot of players who love him off the court.

He's the bench mark for off and on court success. Players are animalistic. The lion is getting older so of course they all want to shine by taking him out. I think an analyst on Fox said that teams play the lakers much harder because they want to be beat Lebron now that he's not as invincible. It happens.
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:52 PM   #12
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:10 PM   #13
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KYRIE JUST SAID ON ESPN THAT LEBRON IS STILL THE BEST PLAYER IN THE NBA..

THREAD IS DONE

So you keep saying....no one gives a fvck....
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:13 PM   #14
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Should've never went West. Let's be honest. He feasted on the East's weak competition. That's how he's so productive in the playoffs. Could've went to the Sixers.

Made ya bed. Now sleep in it.
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Just think back to the common perception of LeBron James after the 2016 Finals. And then compare it to now.

After getting DESTROYED by KD two years in a row and now this absolute disaster of a season in LA...

Has anyone ever gone from ruler of all the earth to a total laughingstock in just two and a half years? It's honestly hilarious.

Kobe must be laughing SO. F*CKING. HARD. at all of it. The difference in how those two are viewed in socal has gotten even bigger! hahahahaha!

DESTROYED?!!?!@ BY KD!?!?

I thought it was the Warriors that beat the Cavs, not KD DESTROYING LEBRON!!>?!?! DESTTTTTROOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEDDDDDDD!!@EIJ@#RE

Hmm, interesting... good to know, thank you.
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