Salary cap set, LeBron cashes in

Salary cap set, LeBron cashes in

There are 28 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jul 11, 2007, titled Salary cap set, LeBron cashes in. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

LeBron James' paycheck is now set, and it's big. The NBA finalized its salary cap for the 2007-08 season on Tuesday, upping it about $2 million from last year to $55.63 million.

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Thinking Ahead

Dayton, OH

#1 Jul 11, 2007
Any word on how Romeo Travis is doing in the Cavs summer camp? With four years of solid college ball at The University of Akron under his belt, and with another six years of team play with LeBron, he's a natural Scotty Pippen to LBJ.
ATB

United States

#2 Jul 11, 2007
Are you serious? How about more of a natural Randolph Keys?
Chris

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jul 11, 2007
I am sick of waiting for something to improve the Cavs roster

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#4 Jul 11, 2007
ATB wrote:
Are you serious? How about more of a natural Randolph Keys?
Or a Jimmy Oliver.....But worse.

This team won't be hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy without adding at least one legitimate star player this off-season. I'm not saying it has to be Garnett or Kobe or anyone like that.....but someone who is capable of consistently playing at an all-star level.

Larry Hughes was supposed to be that guy. He's turned out to be a bust.....not much you can do about it except go out and try again with someone else. Gilbert said he'd pay the luxury tax (up to a reasonable extent). It's not as if Ferry's hands are fully tied.
If we want to keep lebron

United States

#5 Jul 11, 2007
here for his whole career and win some championships, the owner will have to bite the bullet and and pay the luxury tax. Althogh we made to the finals, we must get scoring help.
WORM

Akron, OH

#6 Jul 11, 2007
YOU GOT TO BE F???NG KIDDING ME.$43 MILLION TO PLAY A GAME . WHAT HORSESH?T. IT ONLY HURTS THE FANS. THIS KIND OF MONEY SHOULD GO TO SOMEONE WHO HELPS HUMANITY NOT SOMEONE WHO PLAYS A GAME PERIOD..........
Tim in Plantation FL

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jul 11, 2007
Unless the Cavs can do something dramatic like getting Kobe or Garnett, I think we should just try to re-sign Sasha and Andy (within reason) and do nothing else for next year and just wait until the salaries start dropping off for some of our past-their-prime veterans before we add a free agent. We do need another all-star callibar player, but we're never going to get one if we just keep maxing out our available dollars for mediocre veteran talent.

I'd like to see us keep growing as a team with our young talent and if we win it all with them, great, but if not, we will have the cap space in a couple of years to get that impact star here to put us over the top.
Tim

AOL

#8 Jul 11, 2007
Why don't they give the assistant job to Eric Snow?

Cleveland is the only city in the nation that commits suicide without pulling the trigger. I wish for once in my life Cleveland would pull the trigger and get the one or two players they need to win a championship - that goes for all Cleveland Teams.
Tim

AOL

#9 Jul 11, 2007
He is worth every penny. LeBron does a lot for Cleveland.

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#10 Jul 11, 2007
43 Million! Man, that'll buy a lotta lap dances!
Tomara Cann

Mansfield, OH

#11 Jul 11, 2007
Keep; andy so he can continue to grow and help LB;we always train great players and lose them too other teams.
Love the Cavs!
Tomara
Tomara Cann

Mansfield, OH

#12 Jul 11, 2007
Keep, Andy so he can continue to grow and help LB, we always train great players and lose them to other teams.

Love the Cavs!!!

Tomara Cann
Laura

United States

#13 Jul 11, 2007
WORM wrote:
YOU GOT TO BE F???NG KIDDING ME.$43 MILLION TO PLAY A GAME . WHAT HORSESH?T. IT ONLY HURTS THE FANS. THIS KIND OF MONEY SHOULD GO TO SOMEONE WHO HELPS HUMANITY NOT SOMEONE WHO PLAYS A GAME PERIOD..........
EXACTLY. But it's because people think so highly of sports figures. It's a backwards world we live in.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#14 Jul 12, 2007
Tim in Plantation FL wrote:
Unless the Cavs can do something dramatic like getting Kobe or Garnett, I think we should just try to re-sign Sasha and Andy (within reason) and do nothing else for next year and just wait until the salaries start dropping off for some of our past-their-prime veterans before we add a free agent. We do need another all-star callibar player, but we're never going to get one if we just keep maxing out our available dollars for mediocre veteran talent.
I'd like to see us keep growing as a team with our young talent and if we win it all with them, great, but if not, we will have the cap space in a couple of years to get that impact star here to put us over the top.
Actually, I agree with everything you said here.
BALLER

Niagara Falls, Canada

#15 Jul 12, 2007
Tim wrote:
He is worth every penny. LeBron does a lot for Cleveland.
LeBron is worth alot to bring a team to finals without help is dramtic he is worth every penny i think he should be getting more
BALL

Niagara Falls, Canada

#16 Jul 12, 2007
I THINK THE CAVS AHOULD GET A ANONTHER STAR PLAYER U CANT EXPECT LEBRON TO DO EVERY THING
BALLER

Niagara Falls, Canada

#17 Jul 12, 2007
I THINK THE CAVS SHOULD GET A ANONTHER STAR PLAYER U CANT EXPECT LEBRON TO DO EVERY THING
Give Me A Break

Louisville, KY

#18 Jul 12, 2007
Why the frick do we give a rats hairy @ss about LeBron? Seriously? Slack-jawed idiot that throws a ball through a hoop and nothing else.

Hey BJ, how about an article about anything else? How's the situation in Iraq? What's up with our jobs going overseas? Nope, gotta write another article about some worthless overhyped moron.
Lady Burghley

Vandalia, OH

#19 Jul 13, 2007
What LeBron and Z and Varejao and Gooden and Hughes and Snow and Jones and Marshall and....have brought to Cleveland is some pride! Cleveland hadn't been to a final in any sport in over 20 years! Let the fans feel it for a while! LeBron was on a late night talk show last night! When is the last time a Cleveland sports player was on national TV?
Coach Brown, keep the team together and let them learn to win together! Build it! Work it! And watch them win! They need another year together!
important

United States

#20 Jul 15, 2007
Thinking Ahead wrote:
Any word on how Romeo Travis is doing in the Cavs summer camp? With four years of solid college ball at The University of Akron under his belt, and with another six years of team play with LeBron, he's a natural Scotty Pippen to LBJ.
"THAT IS VERY SMART; SIGN ROMEO TRAVIS AND WORK HIM INTO THE ROTATION"

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