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Old 08-21-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Did Wade concede the first option to lebron in order to win a championship?

consider their run in 2011 where both of them were at their best, wade was clearly the alpha and best player of the team. The problem with that was that lebron could not handle being a second option so purposely threw a tantrum via not trying the finals and losing the series.

Wade being true to his word willingly sacrificed stats for the betterment of the team and let lebron become the first option which resulted in 2 championships back to back.

How true do you think this theory is?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Did Wade concede the first option to lebron in order to win a championship?

he sacrificed his stats and ego, something lebronze was incapable of doing. lol at anyone who thinks bronzey could have played with shaq and won more than a couple of rings
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: Did Wade concede the first option to lebron in order to win a championship?

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consider their run in 2011 where both of them were at their best, wade was clearly the alpha and best player of the team. The problem with that was that lebron could not handle being a second option so purposely threw a tantrum via not trying the finals and losing the series.

Wade being true to his word willingly sacrificed stats for the betterment of the team and let lebron become the first option which resulted in 2 championships back to back.

How true do you think this theory is?

Except that Lebron wasn't throwing a tantrum against the Bulls in the ECF. So what changed?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Did Wade concede the first option to lebron in order to win a championship?

Bron didn't want his first ring to come without a FMVP. Simple as that.

And wade was the clear cut MVP for Miami in those finals.

Weren't they up like 2-1 in the series with home court advantage and still ended up losing?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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Except that Lebron wasn't throwing a tantrum against the Bulls in the ECF. So what changed?
there is no award for best player of the ECF
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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Default Re: Did Wade concede the first option to lebron in order to win a championship?

I hate when people say they couldn't have won as 1A/1B ...what? They got all the way to the finals playing that way and if Lebron didn't play like a p*ssy in the finals, they win. Wade took MORE shots in the 2012 finals than he did in the 2011 finals.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #7
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he sacrificed his stats and ego, something lebronze was incapable of doing. lol at anyone who thinks bronzey could have played with shaq and won more than a couple of rings

Why would LeBron sacrifice his playing and ego when he is 10x better than Wade?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #8
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Bron didn't want his first ring to come without a FMVP. Simple as that.

And wade was the clear cut MVP for Miami in those finals.

Weren't they up like 2-1 in the series with home court advantage and still ended up losing?

I can't imagine Jordan or Kobe ever doing something like that, if there is any sort of truth to it. It was very puzzling that Lebron goes from clutch MVP mode against a very good Bulls team to deferring and looking shook against the underdog Mavs.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: Did Wade concede the first option to lebron in order to win a championship?

Lebron is a better basketball player, works harder on his game, has more impact on the game, has better stamina, and is more durable than Wade.

He didn't have a choice. It is what it is.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:59 PM   #10
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Default Re: Did Wade concede the first option to lebron in order to win a championship?

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consider their run in 2011 where both of them were at their best, wade was clearly the alpha and best player of the team. The problem with that was that lebron could not handle being a second option so purposely threw a tantrum via not trying the finals and losing the series.

Wade being true to his word willingly sacrificed stats for the betterment of the team and let lebron become the first option which resulted in 2 championships back to back.

How true do you think this theory is?

Wade sucked pretty hard against Chicago in 2011. Lebron carried him to the finals. Was Wade throwing a tantrum also?
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:00 PM   #11
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Wade said it so there is no question about it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:01 PM   #12
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Why would LeBron sacrifice his playing and ego when he is 10x better than Wade?

Wade 2006, 2011 finals > Lebron 2012, 2013 finals

Too bad Lebron couldn't be a good little second option for Wade in 2011.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:06 PM   #13
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Default Re: Did Wade concede the first option to lebron in order to win a championship?

The transition was organic. By 2012 LeBron was clearly the better player. Too much is made of them not being able to win as a 1a/1b. Not taking anything away from the Mavs but the 2011 finals was an anomoly. The Heat win that series 8/10 times.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:14 PM   #14
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The transition was organic. By 2012 LeBron was clearly the better player. Too much is made of them not being able to win as a 1a/1b. Not taking anything away from the Mavs but the 2011 finals was an anomoly. They win that series 8/10 times.

I don't agree. They didn't have the team chemistry to beat the Mavs. In 2011, Lebron and wade took turns playing iso ball and the heat's offense was stagnant. And coach spo's offensive sets were horrible. They didn't have a plan B to counter the Mavs defensive schemes. They made it to the finals on pure talent and good defense. The Mavs were a better team.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:18 PM   #15
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Wade 2006, 2011 finals > Lebron 2012, 2013 finals

Too bad Lebron couldn't be a good little second option for Wade in 2011.

Some friend.

LeBron didn't join the heat in 2006 and was a better player in 2011-2012.
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