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Old March 16th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #41
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I wasn't sure where to put this; makes the most sense here, I guess. It's a nice story:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/16/us/pen...html?hpt=hp_c1
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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #42
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Good news for Manny:

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CLEVELAND -- Jason Kapono's second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers was brief.

The team waived the veteran forward Saturday, two days after he was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers. Kapono, who previously played for the Cavs in 2004, came over in the deal that sent Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga to the Lakers for Luke Walton and a first-round draft pick.

Kapono is now a free agent.

Also, the Cavs signed guard Manny Harris for the remainder of the season. Harris signed two 10-day contracts with the club, most recently on March 11. He has appeared in three games.

Before signing with Cleveland, Harris played for the team's D-League affiliate in Canton.


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Old March 17th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #43
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Manny ... you should have swallowed your pride and stayed another year ....
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Old March 27th, 2012, 02:54 PM   #44
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Manny probably wouldn't have been in any different situation than he is now had he stayed. Still not a great decision, I'm glad the program was able to move on. He's making $$$ now and Michigan is in good shape.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #45
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Is Linsanity still going on?
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Old March 29th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #46
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Its tebow time!
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Old March 30th, 2012, 05:21 AM   #47
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Lin is injured, I think. I know he didn't play in the Knicks last game.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 10:57 PM   #48
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He's pretty much done for the year

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/stor...-torn-meniscus
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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:54 AM   #49
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Manny had a nice game last night, starting versus the Knicks. He led the team 19 points (50% FG), 12 rebounds, 2 assists a block and a steal as the Cavs pulled off the upset.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 01:59 AM   #50
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Juwan is only seven wins away from a ring!

After Wade's troubles early in the Indy series, he seems to have proven that he can be the reliable #2 guy that Miami needs. They need a #3 guy too but two is a start.

LeBron has been phenomenal thus far in the post-season.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:13 AM   #51
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I can handle the LeBron love, but the Wade hate is ridiculous. One of those two carried his team to a ring and has nothing to prove.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #52
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Indy excellent defensively, Wade struggling a bit isn't too much a cause for concern for them.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #53
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I can handle the LeBron love, but the Wade hate is ridiculous. One of those two carried his team to a ring and has nothing to prove.
He may have led his team but Shaq was the one that freed everything up for him. I've never seen any one player "carry" a team to a title.

If we want to talk weighted accomplishments, LeBron even leading his Cavs team to the Finals in 2008 was a tougher task.

I also don't understand how pointing out his struggles in the early part of the Indy series qualifies as "hate". 2-13 and yelling at your coach just isn't what's expected of him. I don't hate him. I just don't give him a free pass.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #54
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It looks like the spurs are in the best shape, though. Playing great ball. Having great depth. Not having anyone hurt and missing playoff games. They have a proven coach as well and HCA.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #55
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Go Spurs!

Although, I agree with JD -- LBJ has been ridiculously good, but that shouldn't surprise anyone. The real surprise should have been is Finals performance last season. Otherwise, he's been really good in the playoffs (in series in which he didn't quit).

That said....GO SPURS!
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Old June 4th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #56
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If we want to talk weighted accomplishments, LeBron even leading his Cavs team to the Finals in 2008 was a tougher task.

Possibly agree, but you mean 07? Either way, you say Wade ``seems to have proven that he can be the reliable #2 guy that Miami needs''. Look, he's Dwyane Wade for chrissakes. He's a max player and he's got a ring and when he got it, like the vast majority franchise players, he was the one taking and making the tough shots at least four games out of seven. Jordan's accomplishments aren't nullified because he had Pippen and Wade's shouldn't be because he had the tail end of Shaq's all-star period. And yet you're suggesting it wasn't even clear whether he is a reliable #2? Maybe you're not a hater, but you can't be shocked if the notion comes up after that sort of exaggeration of the situation...
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Old June 4th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #57
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Yes, '07. My bad.

I'm not nullifying his accomplishment by saying he didn't "Carry" his team. Comparing even a tail end of his prime Shaq to Pippen, in terms of the defensive attention they got seems funny to me.

A player in his prime that is used to being The Man could have had a tough time readjusting to being the 2nd guy, like he somewhat was with Shaq. Maybe 1 and 1a is a for comfortable way to look at it.
He struggled in those early Indy games and,throughout the early playoffs, he was showing a testiness that he hadn't shown before.

That time of doubt is where I was coming from.

Why he's struggling now- I'm not sure. I thought he'd have an easier time with Boston, like he did last year. Maybe it's just his knee flaring up again. I'd drain that sucker one more time.
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Old June 13th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #58
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I see what you mean. Agreed -- Wade's in a difficult spot here. There has to be at least a small part of him that thinks he can do a better job taking the big shots, and he's got history on his side to back those thoughts. My opinion is that the Heat won't succeed before it becomes clear which of them is the first option to close out games, and I would have thought that Wade would have emerged in this spot with LeBron becoming the best do-everything facilitator type in the history of the game. What has happened doesn't make a ton of sense. If LeBron didn't want the pressure of taking every big shot in Cleveland, why did he trade that for taking every big shot but leaving himself open to second guessing because there's a guy on the team that does it just as well as he does?

Either way, it's very interesting to watch these guys adjust to each other.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #59
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You're assuming that he didn't want that role in Cleveland. I still don't think he ran away from Cleveland. He walked away.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #60
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I heard an interview with Mike Brown yesterday on the Dan Patrick show where Patrick asked him who he would want to take the last shot of the game, Durant or LeBron.

He said if it was the last shot, he'd want Durant but if it was the last play, he'd want the ball in LeBron's hands because he would always look to make the right play, whether that was to take the shot or find the open man. That makes sense to me.

Patrick then said that he thinks LeBron is very underrated because a lot of fans only look for scoring.
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