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Trust Matches Talent for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers

There are 35 comments on the BleacherReport story from Mar 15, 2010, titled Trust Matches Talent for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

As the NBA season rolls on, handicappers abound. Power rankings have become an industry of their own, giving fans and sportswriters fodder for discussion: Who's No.

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Tiffany

Hicksville, NY

#22 Mar 22, 2010
Bewitched wrote:
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You're the one who keeps it going by trolling. Go to wikipedia and look up 'troll'. Why aren't you on the Knicks forums? Answer that one because I've asked you several times and you only lash out. Did they run you out of there too?
Should I respond with calling you a name?
There is no knicks forum(At the moment),and i would'nt be ran outta there anyway,im the knicks number one fan,you better ask about me,and if you feel you gotta call names then dont respond at all.I dont wanna talk to big old babies.
Tiffany

Hicksville, NY

#23 Mar 22, 2010
Concerned Clevelander wrote:
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No player is perfect, that's true. I guess we'll have to see if Tracy can get past the first round of the playoffs on his own or not. That would be a huge monkey off his back, just like LeBron getting a ring would be a huge monkey off his.
yeah,that kinda bugs me,how do people consider him the best player when he dont even have a ring to show for it?

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Since: Feb 10

Brecksville

#24 Mar 22, 2010
When you can do so many things really well, you can be understood to be an excellent player. Look at Dan Marino in football. He never won a super bowl, but he set basically every passing record possible. He was understood to be arguably the greatest QB of his time even though he didn't win any rings. Greatness isn't always measures by titles. You can be great by carrying a team with no one talented on it into the playoffs.

In LeBron's case, his potential and his play make him great. However, his career would be classified as a disappointment if he did not win any rings. The chances of that, though, are extremely unlikely. I don't think vegas even has odds on that because they know he'll get a ring. The only question is when.
Tiffany

Hicksville, NY

#25 Mar 23, 2010
Concerned Clevelander wrote:
When you can do so many things really well, you can be understood to be an excellent player. Look at Dan Marino in football. He never won a super bowl, but he set basically every passing record possible. He was understood to be arguably the greatest QB of his time even though he didn't win any rings. Greatness isn't always measures by titles. You can be great by carrying a team with no one talented on it into the playoffs.
In LeBron's case, his potential and his play make him great. However, his career would be classified as a disappointment if he did not win any rings. The chances of that, though, are extremely unlikely. I don't think vegas even has odds on that because they know he'll get a ring. The only question is when.
I really hate to admit it but that makes sense.But how come players who got rings like Tim Ducan are not mention in the same sentence as Dwayne,and Lebron and Kobe?He got a few rings.

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Since: Feb 10

Brecksville

#26 Mar 23, 2010
Tiffany wrote:
<quoted text>I really hate to admit it but that makes sense.But how come players who got rings like Tim Ducan are not mention in the same sentence as Dwayne,and Lebron and Kobe?He got a few rings.
Duncan is absolutely seen as one of the true greats to play the game along with LeBron, D-Wade, and Kobe. The problem for Duncan is that right now he's on the decline because of his knees. Last season he really had to push himself to finish the season because of his knees. This has really limited his effectiveness and he's not able to carry his team like he used to. That's why he's not mentioned anymore along with the current stars - everyone sees him as wrapping up his career, not being in his prime.

Another thing that hurt Duncan is he isn't that flashy. He gets the job done, but he uses power down low. There aren't the flashy moves or dunks like Kobe, LeBron, or D-Wade will do. In my book though, I have a lot of respect for Duncan still. He did wonders for the Spurs organization.
Tiffany

Hicksville, NY

#27 Mar 27, 2010
Concerned Clevelander wrote:
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Duncan is absolutely seen as one of the true greats to play the game along with LeBron, D-Wade, and Kobe. The problem for Duncan is that right now he's on the decline because of his knees. Last season he really had to push himself to finish the season because of his knees. This has really limited his effectiveness and he's not able to carry his team like he used to. That's why he's not mentioned anymore along with the current stars - everyone sees him as wrapping up his career, not being in his prime.
Another thing that hurt Duncan is he isn't that flashy. He gets the job done, but he uses power down low. There aren't the flashy moves or dunks like Kobe, LeBron, or D-Wade will do. In my book though, I have a lot of respect for Duncan still. He did wonders for the Spurs organization.
I guess thats what happens when you get older.For next season he should work on his lower extremeties,since he has problems with his knee's.Before he retires,he needs to win another ring,end his career on a good note.

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Since: Feb 10

Brecksville

#28 Mar 30, 2010
I don't think he will get another ring without some major help. Duncan was always the cornerstone, but just like Robinson got older and Duncan came in, now Duncan is older and someone else needs to come in. The current Spurs roster is good, but there is no way they can beat the Nuggets, Lakers, Mavs, or even the Suns or Jazz consistently.

If the Spurs decide to rebuild and not reload, then Duncan won't get another ring period. I think he's a really classy guy, so he'll be a Spur until retirement. If the organization rebuilds over a few years, Duncan won't be around long enough for the next title run. I doubt he'd run to another team because he seems to be the kind of guy that is loyal to the organization.
Tiffany

Hicksville, NY

#29 Mar 30, 2010
Concerned Clevelander wrote:
I don't think he will get another ring without some major help. Duncan was always the cornerstone, but just like Robinson got older and Duncan came in, now Duncan is older and someone else needs to come in. The current Spurs roster is good, but there is no way they can beat the Nuggets, Lakers, Mavs, or even the Suns or Jazz consistently.
If the Spurs decide to rebuild and not reload, then Duncan won't get another ring period. I think he's a really classy guy, so he'll be a Spur until retirement. If the organization rebuilds over a few years, Duncan won't be around long enough for the next title run. I doubt he'd run to another team because he seems to be the kind of guy that is loyal to the organization.
Dont the spurs have a lot of championship experience than all of those team's?they might have a chance,but then again,they might not.Manu keep's gettin injured,they let Michael Finley,and Bruce Bowan walk out,and to me,that team is gettin younger.

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Since: Feb 10

Brecksville

#30 Mar 31, 2010
Tiffany wrote:
<quoted text>Dont the spurs have a lot of championship experience than all of those team's?they might have a chance,but then again,they might not.Manu keep's gettin injured,they let Michael Finley,and Bruce Bowan walk out,and to me,that team is gettin younger.
At this point they just don't have enough weapons to win another title in the short term. The other teams they go against just have too many weapons. If Duncan was in his prime then I'd say this team would have a chance, but instead of putting up 20/15 in a game he's doing 8/9 or something like that. He's had a great career, but that may be it for titles.
Tiffany

Hicksville, NY

#31 Apr 1, 2010
Concerned Clevelander wrote:
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At this point they just don't have enough weapons to win another title in the short term. The other teams they go against just have too many weapons. If Duncan was in his prime then I'd say this team would have a chance, but instead of putting up 20/15 in a game he's doing 8/9 or something like that. He's had a great career, but that may be it for titles.
Maybe,you never know,but then again,i just looked at the standings,and San antonio is the 8th seed,and if the playoffs started now,they would go against the lakers.I wish them the best of luck.

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Since: Feb 10

Brecksville

#32 Apr 7, 2010
Tiffany wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe,you never know,but then again,i just looked at the standings,and San antonio is the 8th seed,and if the playoffs started now,they would go against the lakers.I wish them the best of luck.
Spurs have been tearing it up lately thanks to Ginobili. Now with Parker back I think the Spurs will get higher than the #8 seed. With the way the Lakers have been playing, though, they might want to be the #8 seed.
Tiffany

Bronx, NY

#33 Apr 7, 2010
Concerned Clevelander wrote:
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Spurs have been tearing it up lately thanks to Ginobili. Now with Parker back I think the Spurs will get higher than the #8 seed. With the way the Lakers have been playing, though, they might want to be the #8 seed.
yeah,now they are the 6th seed,my predictions are that they will be out in the second round.

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Since: Feb 10

Brecksville

#34 Apr 20, 2010
Tiffany wrote:
<quoted text>yeah,now they are the 6th seed,my predictions are that they will be out in the second round.
We'll see if the Spurs can bounce back in game 2...
Tiffany

Bronx, NY

#35 Apr 20, 2010
Concerned Clevelander wrote:
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We'll see if the Spurs can bounce back in game 2...
Oh yeah,dallas won the 1st game,the mavericks are playing well.Well enough to take the series.

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Since: Feb 10

Brecksville

#36 Apr 26, 2010
Tiffany wrote:
<quoted text>Oh yeah,dallas won the 1st game,the mavericks are playing well.Well enough to take the series.
Mavs just lost again. I'm shocked to tell you the truth. Duncan went 0-9 until the 7 minute mark in the fourth quarter and the Spurs were still in it. That tells you how well the supporting cast is playing. Dallas might be done for, which would be a huge shocker.

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