I'm from New Jersey and I kind of root for both the Nets and the Knicks, but I gotta say that I hate the Heat way more than I like any particular team. So out of frustration from their birth in the finals, please bare with me as I rant about all of the things I hate about them.
I hate how they flop. All of them do it. It's as if they're being coached to do it. Chalmers was the one that stood out to me tonight, but on any given night you can see multiple guys make concerted efforts to flop multiple times. I hate how LeBron acknowledged that he has teammates that flop and condoned it. I hate how much of a pu**y he is. I hate how Wade is underratedly one of the biggest d-bags in all of sports. I hate that after how horrible he played for 6 games in this series he had the nerve to say he wasn't getting enough touches. I hate that after he doesn't get a call he just stares at the ref instead of running back on defense. I hate how soft Bosh is. I hate how soft they all really are. I hate that even though they were 30th in the league in rebounding this season they're going to the finals. I hate how Bosh instead of attacking Indiana's big guys he stood on the perimeter and shot 3's. I hate how much he looks like a dinosaur. I hate that he went 1-for-8 in the first quarter, then made one shot and did his dinosaur roar. I hate how dirty Battier is. I hate that he takes so many charges. Even though a lot of them are good calls, it's like I get punched in the gut every time he draws one. I hate how 95% of Haslem's shots are from the short corner. I hate how he's made 10 year career off of that one shot. I hate how awful Joel Anthony is. Did you know he holds the NBA record for most minutes played in a game without a point, rebound, assist, steal, block, or shot attempted (29 minutes)? He literally was useless that game. I hate that Ray Allen left KG and Pierce to join their biggest rivals. I love how KG doesn't talk to him anymore. Overall, I just hate the way the Heat play the game.
As for LeBron, I hope in my next life somebody else is blessed with that kind of athleticism so that I can watch a true legend.
I think 99% of users on here will be hoping the Spurs win...
+1 for the Joel Anthony stat. That last comment is a little sad though. You're watching a true legend and missin it! But hate is a crazy thing.
Im boycotting the Finals
U mad bro? lol a true b ball fan would appreciate the incredible defensive show that was put on in the 2nd half. Double teams close outs turning steals into fast breaks. Apparently you like to harp on stuff that make them good players like Battier taking charges lol.
The Defense was exceptional last night. They started turning it on about half way through the 1st quarter and even though the Pacers had the lead I could sense a blow out coming. I posted in 1 of the game threads if the HEAT keep up this intensity they will win the game. Pacers wont be able to make enough shots.
LeBron will win at LEAST a few more titles and MVP's. Not only is he a legend, he is a legend among legend's that you can't really say anyone is better than, and by the time his career is over he'll have almost 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and atleast 5,000 assists etc. If you watched how he behaved , he's a class act, more than you can say for most. Really a humble guy at the core. And a flawless player.
Lebron is humble? A class act? What the &$#%#&@! are you talking about? If Lebron was humble, then half the country wouldn't hate him and Cleveland probably wouldn't either. And no one is flawless.
Made ONE ill-advised move his whole career and people would've hated him regardless, no one ever said anything about his ego before he went to the heat-where he mostly did what a lot of other players do. leBron owed Cleveland NOTHING, and they would've been just as devastated when he left regardless of "the decision". They were losing the best player in the game, they were going to be salty. Hating LeBron & the Heat is the trendy thing to do. Its a conversation starter. If you look at LeBron's most controversial incidents they still pale in comparison to many of his other contemporaries who aren't hated nearly as much. He's a model citizen.The LeBron that more than half the country hates is a shameless sports media construction. Mj wasn't so classy when he punched his teammates in the face or called them out, but most of you magically forget all of the things he did and geta hard on everytime he's mentioned. This is a pretty subjective topic. And of course no one is actually flawless, but he's playing as close to it as we've seen.
Actually, LeBron does owe Cleveland. He basically made a promise to the city and fans that he would bring a championship to Cleveland.
They owed themselves. The organization didn't try hard enough to put good teammates on the team. His contract was up. Just business. Now let's see how long they can keep Kyrie.
He shouldn't have made a promise he couldn't keep. I agree that the org failed to surround him with quality talent, but that doesn't make his false hope ok. He still has a chance to bring a championship to Cleveland though.
Sprinting down the court after his offensive foul call in game 6, flopping (which is cheating) like a fish out of water, egotistical comments, mocking Dirk when he was sick, complaining about every single call. Lol, real classy and humble. Oh and let's not forget this d-bag comment that sums him up perfectly. And by the way, he isn't a flawless player.
This interview is completely true. The people that burned his jersey and the media who crucified him are still going to have to live their lives and hop off his dick. Nothing wrong with that at all. Affter all he went through this is the least he could say. He's not actually flawless, just undoubtedly the best two-way player of the last ten years or so and probably already a top five player.
What makes you think Lebron is "Really a humble guy at the core"? Are you a close personal friend that's seen a different side of him? Because there's no way from watching Lebron as a fan that you would come to the conclusion he's humble.
His changing his number, his "get teammates involved first" attitude, his talking to defeated opponents who gave him the choke sign after a win, his taking pictures with army veterans and current soldiers, his philanthropic endeavors, he never throws his teammates under the bus, he always praises the greats and tries to learn from them, he respects and praises his contemporaries...etc. None of us actually know NBA players well enough to make an accurate assessment of their character-my point is that more things point to that than to him being some unbelievably arrogant narcissist.
You need more &$#%#&@! to fill out your day. Find a hobby or something partnah, this mess ain't healthy to have that much hate. LeBron is one of the bigger floppers in the NBA, lol but he's still the best player in the NBA. Don't discredit what he does just because he flops. Lol jesus.
I have to agree with you about Bosh. I just cannot stand him.
Yes, he had a very hard match up with Hibbert but come on bosh. He is just so soft. He averaged only 3.5 boards a game not counting this game throughout the series. He looked way to scared to get into the paint and bang with the big boys. He was way to content to just sit back on the 3 point line watching LBJ do everything. He needs to grow a pair, attack the basket and play like a guy who is 6-11. I would much rather see him grab 10+ boards block a couple shots and keep the opponets bigs off the glass, rather than him sink 2-3 3s and a few deep 2s. And I have to say it pissed me off when he hit one shot while going 1-8 then did that bloody dinosaur roar. He needs to step up and get his hands dirty.
At least 5000 assists? He already has 5300, everyone made a big deal when CP3 did it this year but when he passed it no one gave it another thought. Hes so great that his greatness goes unnoticed.
I slept on that stat somehow
"I hate how D Wade is underratedly one of the biggest d-bags in all of sports" hahahaha great line. It is really just getting annoying watching him play. He tries to throw his body into the defender then throws his arms up every time he takes it, doesn't even try to get a shot up half the time. That play where he fumbled the ball out of bounds then acted like he got hit from behind was just sad when they showed the replay. Lebron is the best player in the world and I used to be a huge fan of his in Cleveland, but damn, he's 6'8" 265 lbs of muscle and flies to the ground from the the littlest bit of contact. As for him being humble, that's laughable. Ray Allen's a sell out, no respect for someone who signs with a teams biggest rival for a smaller role and less money (I was shocked when people made a big deal about KG not shaking up with him after the first game of the year, no way in hell I would've shook up with him if I was KG). Battier might be my least favorite athlete of all time. He's good at taking charges, but flops more than any player in the league on plays other than charges and is one of the dirtiest players in the league.
wasn't a dirty player with the Grizzlies and most of his time as a Rocket. He is just getting old and losing some of his athleticism. He is a dirty player now, but he hasn't been one his whole career.
Yeah that is a good point. From the time he was at Duke until he came to the Heat I always saw him as a guy who was a smart player who just played really hard, not necessarily dirty. Over the past couple years though he has become super dirty and I can't stand him.
I love that hate post because so much of it is true.
I'm from NY, I don't hate Lebron and wasn't angry when he decided not to come here because this whole big 3 was brewing since the olympics.
The Heat won the title last year but it still took an unbelievable Game 6 by Lebron to beat an old Celtics team.
They outplayed OKC but very easily could've been down 0-2 in the Finals if the refs call a foul on Lebron in the last minute when he fouled Durant. Anyway the Heat still probably win that series because OKC didn't play enough team ball and Harden was awful in the Finals.
This year Miami got a pass in the 1st half facing a team that really wasn't a playoff team they just had a couple of solid 1 on 1 players. Against Chicago they faced a team that not only was without Rose but didn't have Hinrich, Deng and Noah was hurt too. I'm no Bulls supporter but almost always go down fighting. If Deng, Hinrich and Noah are healthy maybe the Bulls don't blow 2 leads.
Indiana they have plenty of grit but don't play smart. It was proven in Game 1 when Paul George overplayed Lebron and of course the so called underrated coach takes Hibbert out because he can't guard Bosh on the perimeter. Anyway they lost that game and lost Game 3 when they played horrible defense. Game 5 they come out flat in the 3rd qtr not slowing down Lebron while he goes 1 on 1. When they finally double him they leave Haslem open who is 1 of the best Heat's mid range shooters. Game 7 was a joke almost from the start they couldn't figure out the Heat's double team or ball pressure. The coach has to take the blame for not making adjustments and him resting Hibbert and Paul Geroge too long ruined any shot of this game being close. In the end Indy was lacking that perimeter scorer the loss of Granger hurt and all those turnovers were way too much to overcome.
Now they face the Spurs and many of the so called experts will pick the Heat to win. My guess is because of how well they played in Game 7. I would have to argue against that because San Antonio unlike the other 3 teams the Heat faced are a smart team that doesn't make errors. They have Finals experience, the best PG in the league and probably the best coach. Lebron will cause problems for Leonard and anyone else guarding him but thats the case with any player in the league. Paul George is an All NBA 2nd team defender and he could barely slow down Lebron. The Spurs unlike the Bulls and Pacers aren't missing any top players. The diff. between the Spurs and the Pacers is the Spurs make you play defense, they have guards that get to the rim and multiple players that hit the 3. Wade will probably play better in the Finals but I still don't think he has confidence in that jumper. Bosh I didn't see do much in Game 7 he hit 2 shots in a row and celebrated for some reason.
Agree with everything you said. Hate the Heat with a passion. It makes it worse that a lot of people say things like "Alright guys, enough with the hate on Lebron. You only hate him because he's the best." .....nooo I hate him cause he's extremely egotistical but people think he's the most humble person in sports (pro-21), he throws himself into people all the time and gets calls and still has the audacity to cheat and disrespect the game to get more calls his way, and complains and cries everytime he doesn't get a call (and half the time when he does, like they can't believe they would even think of fouling him)
Everything about the Heat just &$#%#&@! me off, from the team all the way down to the "fans."
I love that Bosh looks like a dinosaur. I mean, how can you hate that?
just waiting for the day he retires so all the haters suddenly start missing his presence and game.
we constantly try to compare lebron to magic or jordan but the fact of the matter is that hes just as much of a one of a kind as all the others. meaning you may never see another player of his type for the rest of your life. whether you're a cavaliers fan or just a &$#%#&@! hater....hate him off the court but appreciate every bit of the game he plays. yes even the flopping. i believe its apart of the game. we grow up yelling and crying driving to the lane to exaggerate fouls...calling and one for soft ass &$#%#&@!.
i watched a lot of soccer growing up as well lol so maybe thats why it doesnt bother me but i still think the whole flopping thing is blown out of proportion and much of it is caused by the nba itself. the league used to allow shoves and hits and if they still allowed it flopping wouldnt even matter cuz those wouldnt even be fouls. now that a stare down leads to technical fouls of course guys are gonna flop. they dont give a &$#%#&@! about what you or the guy next to you thinks they want the ring.
"Joel Anthony is - holds the NBA record for most minutes played in a game without a point, rebound, assist, steal, block, or shot attempted (29 minutes)? HE LITERALLY WAS USELESS THAT GAME"
If there is one player in the league who you can say contributed with a stat line of 0-0-0-0-0-0 29mins is Joel Anthony.
I bet he deflected like 5 shots. Took charges. Was boxing out heavy, and tipped some rebounds to his teammates.
If he was being completely useless, Spo would've taken him out of the game.
Also, just to let you know, Miami fans aren't very fond of the Knicks and the Nets either.
I'll say it again..... 10 more times.
I don't hate him (LeBron)... but I really don't respect the way he's managing his career ("the decision" ...? really ?)
AND most of all I just don't like the way he's been playing bball for the last 5 years. James is so ugly to watch : too strong too much power and muscle, less agile smooth and creative than during his first years in cleveland.
and could we talk about TRAVELLING seriously ?...
I agree with you about the ugly to watch part a little... the crab styled dribble and is lil awkward - he looks like he could travel at any minute sometimes lol. But I don't believe 'too much power' is a bad thing at all if you're in Miami colours. Only for the opposing team.
You have to take the rough with the smooth... he has a lot strengths that are far superior to so many other players. At the end of the day the last 5 years has helped him guard different guys very well (like David West & Paul George for example) very effectively.
The only thing I dislike about Lebron is the flopping. Go to the Knick board there is thread of Lebron Flopping GIFS
Sometimes You Have To cheer for Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers and now San Antonio Spurs. Miami Haters Logic Lol
i used to really hate lebron and all of miami... but now lebron is one of my favorite players... he cleaned up his bullsh*t after going the 2011 season as the biggest d-bag ever... he shut his mouth for the 2012 season and actually showed us why hes the best player on the planet...
"As for LeBron, I hope in my next life somebody else is blessed with that kind of athleticism so that I can watch a true legend."
what??? a true legend?? how many players have his size, athletism, passing skills, and ability to dominate a game??
didnt u see what he did to the pistons in 2007, game 5? or last yr vs indiana in game 4 and boston in game 6 in ecf?? for me personally, what he did last yr in the playoffs was just incredible... thats how i became fan
In their heyday, Jordan and the Chicago Bulls used to get away with play that was every bit as dirty as what the Heat do now. Pippen loved to chicken wing just about everybody he ended up 1 on 1 with, Jordan was the master of the not-so-subtle push off into a jump shot, and the entire team played slap happy defense, and the refs absolutely swallowed their whistles. Meanwhile, just as it is today with the Heat, you could be called for a foul from the 5th row of the stands if Jordan was taking a shot.
It's not an accident. It's a business model. Dynasties are cash cows.
I used to like the Heat. Back when they had Eddie Jones, then Alonzo Mourning, then Shaq. Even liked when they won Dwayne Wade's first title. Today I can say I'm definitely not a fan. I'll be rooting for the boring Spurs...for all the good it'll do. Just make sure you bet on the Heat in game 7.
The Evil Empire....but if Heat lose the finals, the lost will be a lot sweeter for non-Heat fans.
God damn; how can you hate somebody that doesn't give a sh*t about you. That's just wasted energy.
Kind of sad if you ask me.
Apply that logic to Hitler or Stalin and then you see how much of a dumb ass comment you just made.
Hitler and Stalin ordered the killing of over 10 million humans while LeBron simply switched teams.
C'mon you moron, you can't compare LeBron to Hitler...
I wasn't implicitly comparing Lebron to Hitler, I was applying your logic in generalities and it doesn't make sense.
The only difference here is that there is a reason to hate Hitler and that's because of the malicious things he did while LeBron is hated because he switched teams and is egotistical in terms of basketball.
There's a HUGE difference between flopping and brutally murdering millions of humans, man. Apply my logic with logic.
Okay, that's valid. Again I was in no way comparing Lebron to Hitler, simply stating that people can hate LeBron, even unjustifiably so, even if he "doesn't give a &$#%#&@! about them."
Talking about the Bulls most of the people on here don't remember that.
I'm guessing many weren't even alive for the 1st 3peat.
At least people will back off the notion of the Heat being 1 of the best teams ever.
They beat an injury ridden Bulls team and had to rally twice to do it.
Indiana was flawed offensively outside of their front line, they never had the 3 pt shot to put a huge scare into Miami.
lebron has a lifesize statue of himself for petes sake. He is the best player in the world but is anything from being humble
Lebron's so good, having the statue only life size is being humble. He could have made it Statute of Liberty size, he's got the money.
and I hate that average fans hate the best team to win it all