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    For those who disputed weather Bosh really took a pay cut to go the Heat you might think different now .. Heat would like Bosh
    to opt out and so too pay him less but if he were a Raptor he would be collecting 40 million for the next two years ..

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    Quote DanH wrote: View Post
    **** Brooklyn.
    FUCK Brooklyn!

    You can't get fined on the RR forums, let the F Bombs fly!

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    Fuck brooklyn yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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    SI put up a "how your team will try to get LeBron - and why they'll fail" article last night.


    The pitch: Toronto’s surprising 2013-14 season pulled it out of the NBA wasteland. Combine a run to the No. 3 seed, one of the league’s sharpest executives and deal-makers in Masai Ujiri, a quality coach in Dwane Casey, a well-balanced and hard-working roster, perhaps the league’s most diehard fan base, a major market, the return of the purple dinosaur jerseys next year and – yes – lint-rolling kingpin Drake and that’s actually a pretty nice package.

    The fine print: Star players have generally fled from Toronto, rather than flocked to it, and Toronto seems fully focused on developing its current core. Ujiri could likely find a way to piece together a group that includes James, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Amir Johnson and Jonas Valanciunas; as promising as that quintet sounds, it’s not noticeably better than what Pat Riley should be able to pull together during his promised retool. Unless he has the desire to expose his children to international living at an early age, James can surely find a situation of comparable promise stateside.
    So basically their reason for it not happening boils down to "well, it's Toronto..." which is what you have to expect from American writers. Their top five (and their cons for each):

    1. San Antonio (nearly impossible to make work financially unless LeBron signs for the MLE)
    2. Miami (competitiveness entirely reliant on D-Wade taking a massive pay cut, which appears unlikely)
    3. Golden State (very hard to make the money work and Bogut's health problematic for their defense)
    4. LA Clippers (the uncertainty of the Donald Sterling situation is... a problem, to say the least)
    5. OKC (questions about LeBron being able to mesh with Durant and Westbrook)

    So that's at least three teams where the money just doesn't work being ranked higher than T-dot.

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    You have to think that Lebron would, at the very least, listen to what Lieweke/Ujiri have to say for no other reason than professional courtesy. And from there, anything is possible.

    Note: "possible" does not equal "likely"

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