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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  75 responses

Post Up: James Tops Wade

And CP3 comes up big in Portland.

by Holly MacKenzie / @stackmack

LeBron James. Dwyane Wade. LeBron James. Dwyane Wade.

LeBron James.

After Wade went off in the first half, scoring a season-high 30 for a half on just 12 field goal attempts, he kind of disappeared. Okay, the Cavs doubled and instead of disappearing, he missed a bunch of free throws, scored just two more points and then after doing some good things on defense, inexplicably decided to attempt a lazy behind-the-back pass on the Heat’s final possession and –of course– Bron got the steal.

It was a little scary to see Wade and Bron both on the floor, slow to get up after Wade fouled LeBron after the steal. With the game on the line, LeBron hit both free throws to give the the Cavs the 92-91 lead and Wade’s three at the buzzer was off. Wade finished with 32 points, but missed a pair of free throws with under a minute in the game and really, really screwed up when he made that silly pass.

James finished with 32 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Wade had 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals in the loss. While the game slowed down in the second half until the final few minutes, the first half, especially the second quarter, was just awesome. Two stars going back and forth, one for one. It was really fun to watch.

26 points for Danny Granger as the Pacers took down the Sixers, 109-98. I don’t think I saw a minute of this game. Watching Philly just kind of stresses me out. I feel like they should be so much better than they are. I don’t know what to think about these Andre Iguodala trade rumors, either.

The Clippers put up a fight against the Celtics in Boston as they tried to get the season sweep, but fell 95-89. Kevin Garnett looked good, finishing with 17 points on 7-for-12 field goals and a huge slam that erased some of the memories I’ve got of a creaky-kneed KG from the start of this season. Rondo was solid again in a battle with Baron Davis, finishing with 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting to go with seven rebounds, 12 assists and four steals. Davis led the Clippers with 16 points and seven assists. Ricky Davis had 13 off of the bench and I can’t seem to get used to Ricky still playing and scoring in the NBA. Makes me think of Scoop J. and that triple-double attempt against the Jazz.

In Memphis, the Grizz picked up their 11th straight home win and took down the Magic, 99-95. Zach Randolph had another strong, strong game as All-Star weekend approaches, finishing with 23 points and 19 rebounds in the victory. Dwight Howard had 27 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots, but it wasn’t enough for the Magic who continue to try and figure it out. Was happy to see Howard make his free throws, shooting 9-for-11 at the line.

VC had 15 points on 15 field goal attempts and once again had more fg attempts than Dwight. What do you think about that, Magic fans? I know Dwight’s at the line, so he’s getting touches, but do you like how VC fits into your offense?

The Hawks outlasted the Rockets, 102-95 and Josh Smith had 22 points to go with 10 boards, four steals and four blocked shots. He also had two more eyebrows than his head coach. For some reason, Mike Woodson showed up to the game sans eyebrows. Like, seriously, he didn’t have any eyebrows. He didn’t offer an explanation for it, either. Perhaps he lost a bet? Either way, his team got the W so they had other things to talk about.

Bulls over Spurs! Bet Russ Bengtson was happy… and his mother –a Spurs fan– was not.

Didn’t see this one, but looks like it was close throughout with the Bulls hanging on, thanks to a jumper from Derrick Rose to take the lead and a pair of made free throws from Joakim Noah. Blocking Manu, scrapping down the stretch, the Bulls pulled out the 99-93 victory. Rose finished with 27 points and six assists despite missing shootaround with flu-like symptoms and Kirk Hinrich added 18. TP had 20 points and eight assists to lead the Spurs.

Goran Dragic has come out of nowhere….. He wasn’t able to give the Suns the win against the Jazz as they fell 124-115, but the second year player scored 32 points on 10-for-13 shooting in 31 minutes off of the bench. Not bad for a guy I just couldn’t get a feel for last year.

A big reason why the Jazz got their 26th victory of the season was the 20-20 night from Carlos Boozer who finished with 21 points and 20 rebounds. Deron Williams added 18 points and 11 assists and Andrei Kirilenko scored 25.

While Charlotte has been hanging tough lately and have impressed people in 2010, the Nuggets on their homefloor were too much for the Bobcats to handle taking them down, 104-93. While Nene couldn’t hit a layup to save his life and JR Smith’s shot continued to be MIA (5-for-14 fgs, 2-for-9 from three), Chauncey Billups was once-again Mr. Dependable, scoring 27 points to go with 11 assists as Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 24 points with Melo sitting the game out after spraining his ankle Saturday night.

While I enjoyed Miami/Cleveland a lot, I think my game of the night was in Portland as the Blazers fell just short against the Hornets, falling 98-97 after a Jerryd Bayless missed jumper at the buzzer. Trailing by 16 early, the Blazers fought back to take the lead at the break and the second half of this one was back and forth throughout until Chris Paul hit a jumper with 3.8 seconds remaining. Without Brandon Roy, the Blazers went to Bayless and he was unable to deliver the game winner. Paul finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and five steals. Monster night. Marcus Thornton added 19 points and David West added 18 points to go with seven rebounds. Juwan Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge led the Blazers with 16 points apiece.

How impressive has Portland been throughout this season with the injuries and setbacks? Perfect example of a franchise working it’s way through the ups and downs of a season. Love watching them play. I think I just love Portland. I’ve got this love affair with a city I’ve never been to. If you’ve been to Portland, tell me about the city I so desperately want to visit.

If you saw the Heat game, do tell me: Was Wade trying to make a behind-the-back pass or was he just dribbling behind his back? It’s still kinda perplexing me and I’ve got wrestling on my sports channel rather than highlights right now. Eeeps.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    I mean…

  • T-Money

    Weird ending. Bron had an ugly possession as well where he flipped some kind of shot in the low block against Wade. Don’t know if it was blocked or not. Yeah, not a good finish for Wade. Bron was all over that stepback jumper too, he had to put a lot more arc than he wanted to on that shot.

  • http://www.nottherealmelvinely.com melvin ely

    bulls pickin up some momentum, BUT I’ve learned to curb my enthusiasm about them through the years. We’ll wait and see.

  • riggs

    i hope i wasnt the only one thinking that wade was gonna get that block, of course it was a terrible pass and so uncharacteristic of him. also trading dre dala is effin crazy, but would be a good move if theyre looking at a future (just make it smart). Rondo SHOULD be starting in place of AI (just look at last nights stat line) but the haters have voted and kept him out of starting (which is ludicrous and reason #1 why stupid fans shouldnt decide for most of us)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Hmmmm…..

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Dwyane made a bad decision on the pass (yes Holly, he was passing, not going for a behind the back dribble)a really bad decision, to be sure. His missed free throws in the last few seconds were huge too. It was a great game if you like physical basketball. The Heat put Lebron on his ass a few times and Dwyane tried blocking two of Bron’s dunk attempts (one which Bron crushed on him, BTW). I will NOT…..NOT be surprised to see these two aligned somewhere next season together. I think they realize that the money they could make as a juggernaut on the same squad could make up for the millions one of them would lose out on in contract monies if they signed together. They have a genuine admiration for each other (not like the phoney one Lebron seems to have for Kobe and his puppet)so Jordan/Pippen of the 21st century could be just a couple of signatures away. Last night showed the energy that the Heat arena can bring night to night if that type of foundation was in place.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Although if they could both wind up in NYC together….I think the city would explode like never before.

  • http://Slamonline.com Mvp23100

    Good game very entertaining what was amazing was wades 30 in the first half but what was even more amazing was cle locking his ass up in the 2nd half bron closed shit out as usual this 7th year has been head and shoulders above anyone sloppy end but i’ll take the w nontheless

  • http://www.nottherealmelvinely.com melvin ely

    I don’t think you are the real Eboy sir.

  • http://Slamonline.com Mvp23100

    Good game very entertaining what was amazing was wades 30 in the first half but what was even more amazing was cle locking his ass up in the 2nd half bron closed shit out as usual this 7th year has been head and shoulders above anyone sloppy end but i’ll take the w nontheless….

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It’s me.

  • namik

    Right now the MVP is LeBron’s to lose. There are no holes left in his game. He’s clutch, loves Ding up the best opposing players when it matters, has become a better than average shooter and his passing is as amazing as always. As much as I hate his attitude, there is no doubt that he is THE best player in the game right now. There is no 1A and 1B. As a Laker fan this saddens me. But as a basketball fan, this is incredible to see(no f**king way I’m saying witness). Oh and DWade is pretty good too. Can we get him on a decent team already???

  • http://www.nottherealmelvinely.com melvin ely

    joke of course, I’ve come to expect you exploding all over the place everytime the heat lose a close and important game. Needless to say your reaction was…weird :)

  • http://Slamonline.com Mvp23100

    Why the f**k aint my comment posting man fix this bullshit site it works every other day

  • http://www.slamonline.com MooButter

    With two key members of the backcourt out, you have to love seeing Lebron save back to back games with huge defensive plays. Sounds ridiculous because it’s so early, but he’s locking up his second MVP with his play in January.

  • http://myspace.com/showbread Bryan

    I don’t think the knicks have the chops to make that work. I really think the way they’ve run the team the last two seasons has rubbed people the wrong way and we’ll be lucky to end up with Joe Johnson and one other middle tier guy. Jersey on the other hand has some very good pieces for either a sign and trade or to build with. And with all the money they’d make the move to brooklyn would move smoothly.

  • http://www.nottherealmelvinely.com melvin ely

    although what Eboy said was an enticing possibility, I would much prefer Wade and James on separate teams, only because I would very much like to see more games like this. God knows their rivalry is enough to fuel league interest for years to come.

  • namik

    And Holly, Portland is a great town to visit. Green, laid back, with great people and the Blazer games are CRAZY. I was there when the Blazers sucked and fans still came out to support their team. And somehow they always managed to beat the Lakers.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Fun game to watch. I’d feel better about it if it had been a win, but ah well. If they end up in NY, Eboy, Riley retires, Spoelstra gets fired and I’ll stop following this team.

  • T-Money

    The smiles they exchanged at the end of the 2nd quarter after they both hit what seemed like a gazillion jumpers was truly special (pause). It was just two dudes hoopin it up for bragging rights… only in front of the whole world. I can see a tandem happening but not in Miami. I don’t think LeBron’s ego could accept moving into Wade’s backyard. If Cleveland wins the ‘ship, they can both go to New York. If not, Bron will have a hard time leaving and letting a whole state down. In OH, this is way bigger than basketball.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    melvin, it’s not quite as far fethched as it seems. I think if the Cavs fall short of the title again (it would be him going into his eight year with the Cavs without being any closer to a title win),Lebron’s chances of moving jumps from the 5% chance it is today to maybe 40%…depending on the locale and the roster he’s offered. This isn’t like 20 years ago when MJ was wallowing away in playoff losses with the Bulls and then his team gelled and became champions. Their core was young with Michael, Horace and Scottie, and there’s nothing resembling that one the Cavs. A young core of Wade, Lebron and dare I say it, Beasley, would have to be more enticing than staying with Mo Williams and Anderson Varejo. Call me stupid, though. It’s just an opinion.

  • Hangtime Hec

    At the closing moments in the second quarter there was a stretch were it was just Lebron and Wade going right at each other. It was wonderful basktetball to watch. ( I am not saying witness either. God I hate that slogan.) I hope they don’t sign with the same team, this type of competition is great for the league.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    A young core of Lebron, Devin Harris and Brooke Lopez ain’t shabby either, especially if Sean Carter takes his business game to another level and can help make the Nets to Brooklyn deal happen.

  • kudos

    Wonderful basketball?? LOL, if you mean lebron shooting 16 free throws!!! SIXTEEN. Jesus christ, the whole game was him shooting. You lebron nut huggers amaze me, the game was decided on an extremely weak foul. Free throws to decide the game on a call that wouldn’t even be made at the local Ymca?? That my friend, is a boring ass game to watch.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Ah……competition that’s good for the league….what a concept. Yet the Lakers are gifted with one sided trades and favorable whistles night in and night out just to make it…….fair? Ok.

  • http://slamonline.com mvp23100

    mj=7yrs lbj=yrs good win cavs 23 locking that mvp up

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    kudos obviously is a master of the strategies of Call of Duty and not the basics of the game of basketbal or…..just a heated Lakers fan. Hard to tell nowadays.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Believe me, if I thought Lebron was getting bullsh*t calls, I’d have spit my insance comments about it already. There weren’t phantom calls on either D-Wade or Lebron…it was pretty fair both ways.

  • http://www.nottherealmelvinely.com melvin ely

    @Eboy: Oh man I really hope Lebron stays even if they come short in the finals (altho I have a feeling what you said could very well happen). I would HATE to see the city of cleveland take another blow like that sports-wise. Tell you what, if Lebron leaves the cavs, and all Cleveland is left with is Shaq’s & Z’s aging corpses, a talk-first shoot-second pass-last PG in Mo, and that Brazilian bag of pisses-the-hell-outta-me, Cleveland sells this franchise to the next Clay Bennet D-bag wannabe. That’ll just be sad.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    melvin…I don’t think there’s a ton of validity to it at the moment and I know dude’s ego is gigantic, but if he’s going to share his spotlight with another upper eschelon player at some point to get his title game on, why not a player he’s got a bond with with a team that can offer more than any other team not located in Ohio? Just my take.

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Namik & Hangtime Hec refusing to write “witness” in the perfect spots for it in their grudgingly admiring comments made me smile. Reminds me of how i’ll never, eva, eva refer to Kob’s as that silly snake name he likes being called… Unless i add an “biatch” to the “mam”.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    Saber: The difference being that only one of those guys actually gave themselves a nickname…

  • http://slamonline.com oliver

    bron for mvp,dont forget the slamadaday

  • http://Www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    True that, Farmer.

  • Hoodsnake

    Yeah one of them gave his d!ck a nickname and look where that almost got him B-)

  • http://www.nottherealmelvinely.com melvin ely

    didn’t he also refer to himself as the “dobberman” in the Olympics? Lol, I know he’s one of the greatest in the sport, but goddamn if Kobe doesn’t make liking him easy.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    He stole that nickname from the names Johnny Bach gave to Scottie and Michael in the Bulls years, melvin. He’s not that original….obviously.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Man, I was out with the wife for her birthday and missed most of the games last night. But, I will say that the Grizzlies are legit, the Cavs and the Hulk are pretty dangerous, and Derrick Rose is starting to justify his Slam rating.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Oh, and man I love Josh Smith’s game now. Dude is a beast for the Hawks on defense and with his energy. Now that he’s cut out those idiotic jumpers, he is freaking dangerous. Please put that man in the all-star game, the East will be nasty this year.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Witnesses in the past week: Bosh, Kobe, Durant, Wade.

  • Squirrel7

    Spluttered coke everywhere at Melvin’s description of Mo & Anderson. Couldn’t be more true!

  • Squirrel7

    I know there’s obviously a huge disparity in their basketball abilities, but it’s amazing how much stick Sasha gets for giving himself a nickname when his team-mate did the exact same thing (to little or no backlash)

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Sasha’s real name is Sasha, he used to have a Mike Miller special for a haircut, and he’s European. When a guy like that names himself “The Machine” there are going to be jokes.

  • LA Huey

    I didn’t catch the game (I’m definitely getting league pass next year) so could anyone tell me how Wade managed to stack up so many points in the 1st half? Was the dude just on fire? I just don’t get how Durant and Wade (1st half) could perform better than Kobe but with significantly inferior teammates.

  • LA Huey

    kudos, I saw the last moments of the game and it was decided by LBJ taking advantage of a lazy Wade pass. And if getting hit in the face is considered a weak foul at the Y, well….

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    Free Iggy!

  • http://www.slamonline.com T-Money

    kudos: phantom calls?! did you even watch the game. / LA huey: d-wade was just draining every jumper. JO too, he had like 14 in the the first quarter. mike brown defends hard on the 3-point line and stacks the paint. the cavs play soft on mid range j’s by design. they’ll give you contested fade aways all game long and play the percentages. wade and kobe burned them early but came back to earth in the second quarter. they were doing hard traps on wade in the second half. his offense is way suspect but man can that guy coach defense.

  • J-RO

    I would prefer Wade and Bron on seperate teams. If they stick together and win championships together, Wade will have 1 more ring than Bron. I think it would be better for them to compete against each other to see who will pull in more rings by the time their careers run out.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    I see the possibility of a bron Wade combo at about 25% right now. Thing is if they play together theyll pick a new city together. I dont think one guy wants to play for the others team. Pride and whatnot.

  • anton

    has anybody noticed that lebron wears that dang sweatband so high on his head to cover up his receding hair line?

  • vtrobot

    it’s nice to have KG back. dude seemed mentally unstable towards the end of the game. granted it was the banged up clippers, but with kg back, it think it’s a lot easier for the C’s to adopt the attitude that they’re not going to lose the game, and then play accordingly. rondo should be starting in the ASG. nice going, “fans.”

  • http://www.slamonline.com T-Money

    he should just lose the headband altogether. too gimmicky for a star of his magnitude.

  • Royal

    @Anton – yea ha ha I noticed that on Christmas lol… I wonder if he’s gonna jus go bald. Like MJ did ?

  • http://www.myspace/nathanjames101.com nate the great

    yeah portland is amazing. i live in canby oregon, which is like 45 mins away from portland.
    i go to a lot of games, and im so happy to see batum back. batum is my favorite blazer.
    and i think bayless shoulda kept driving to the hoop instead of the stop and pop.
    but if you were visiting portland on none basketball related issues. (just for fun) it isnt all the great.

  • http://nicekicks.com meloMan2.0

    This is totally irrelevant but…. If Dwill doesnt make the All Star game this year than its safe to say the league is fu(ked..

  • http://www.slamonline.com T-Money

    you dont say

  • http://digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    nate the great…you said portland is amazing unless you arent going to see the blazers and then it isnt that great? Aside from that not making sense, I wonder why you still live in a suburb of the damn city if you dont like it? Personally, I think Portland is pretty cool…I am relatively half way between P-town and SF and they are both fun places to visit. I would gladly live in either place if I had to.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    KG is insane. When he went crazy at the end of the game, after running down Baron Davis on the fast break, even his teammates were shocked. They were like “Dude, it’s the Clippers.”

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    thanks for the love for the Blazers Holly. I havent even been to the US (european hoops fan here) and somehow I feel fascinated by the Trail Blazers. they would chalenge LA Denver and Dallas with th full roster! you better bealive it! next season, here they come!!! but sneaking into the playoffs in the tough West would be invaluable experince, also LaMarcus, ATTACK THE F#CKING BASKET TO SHOOT FREEBIES LIKE DAVID WEST!

  • anton

    T-Money he is wearing it to cover his advancing baldness….i guarantee it

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Lamarcus Aldridge needs to touch and shoot the ball more. He’s only averaging 13.7 FGA per game. Come on big fella, get mean!

  • Johnson

    Portland is a great city, i’d have to say living in the northwest all of my life that its by far the best city in Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Utah, great mix of big city culture with small town charm. It has all of the pros of seattle without the obscene amount of mills and grungy industry not only making the city ugly but i can’t stand the smell of large portions of sea-tac. Also teddy, L.A. has admitted this himself although watching him play is evidence enough, he is not a clutch player whatsoever. I love l.a.’s game aside from low defensive tenacity but he gets really hesitent in the 2nd half and even more in the 4th. He reminds me a lot of a young sheed with a better head on his shoulders, he is a player you would love to have on your team but you can see he doesn’t respond well to pressure and having to be the go to guy just like wallace but i think if he keeps working on his game and as long as roy is healthy he’ll be a great compliment player. The most obvious example of how late game situations affect his performace is the play calling down the stretch, most teams would run off high pick and rolls repeatedly having a pf that skilled but nate lets the backcourt drive for fts instead.

  • T-Money

    I used to be the biggest KG fan ever back in HS. He has completely turned me off though. He is prolly the biggest front runner in the L, always barking when Boston is up but nowhere to be found when the team is trailing. That’s when PP and Ray Ray take over.

  • Hangtime Hec

    Well I wasnt saying it was fair Eboy. Its just great inspired basketball to watch. And lmao at Darksaber. Ugh I hate that moniker.

  • Jesse

    Several issues with bron/wade joining the same team, none bigger than:

    – They play virtually the same game, dominate the ball and volume shoot/pass. Both teams offense is completely structured around them. They can’t both play that game on the same team – ONE will have to accept the lesser role – what have we seen that makes us think one would do that. This in no way resembles a MJ/Scottie pairing unless one player completely overhauls their style of play.

    – The idea that Bron couldn’t win without Wade, does anyone think this will be acceptible? This isn’t exactly a teaming with a star that is clearly of lesser standard (ie Gasol). It is two relative peers joining, does anyone think these two want to share the credit?

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    @johnson: That ‘Sheed comparison with Lamarcus is spot on. I think that like ‘Sheed, LA is that kind of dude that needs to be extremely motivated to step his game up, like getting matched up against great post up guys from the opposing team, just like Rasheed. I remember a game where someone mentioned to him how ‘soft’ his game was, then he proceeds to hang something like 36 points (can’t completely recall tho). The blazers offense confuses me. They run such a slowdown type of offense yet depend heavily on their guards and wingmen, but can’t seem to run anything for LA, who is a remarkable post up guy. And Portland seems like a cool laid back town, looks like a nice place to raise a fam and stuff. Why is it called Stumptown again?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Good points, Johnson and melvin.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I think Aldridge will be one of those players who ups his game during the postseason. He’s getting better at rebounding too, despite his drop off in points.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Jesse: Good point, but Bron and Wade could BOTH sacrifice. There doesn’t always have to be a clear-cut Captain on each team. Bron and Wade are both unselfish players with great court vision–they would thrive off passing to each other. I think it could definitely work, because both guys have shown that they respect each other enough to share the credit.
    Now, if people were speculating say, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant pairing together, it would be a different story altogether.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Which leads me thinking: Imagine how good the Orlando Magic would have been if T-Mac was in his prime and Grant Hill was still healthy? Wow.

  • The D Train

    I live just across the river from Portland. Great city. Very liberal in the sense that they love and accept anyone and anything. Save the exorbitant prices, my family would live there instead of across the bridge.

    As for the game, and the Blazers in general: I was at the game last night and there was not a single time that Aldridge impressed me, as per usual. He is so lackadaisical as a second banana. I actually think he’d be best served as the third or fourth option on a team. His propensity for shooting mid-range jumpers and avoiding contact is almost embarrassing for someone of his size and skill-level. The Blazers close-game offense with Roy out is non-existent. They were seriously going to Juwan Howard and ‘Dre Miller post-up / turn-around’s in the clutch. Not a pretty sight for Blazer fans.

  • http://jayemmbee.blogspot.com ClutchPerformer

    i was so hoping Wade would beat them, but he had to get fancy

  • J

    wade and bron won’t exist unless its the Olympics.(where there are other ego’s too) but IF and only IF they play together, just like what Myles said it won’t be on the others current team. that leaves NY as the biggest possibility for both. they woudnt want to be on LA’s other team and under bryant. the nets are still trying to get out of NJ. and they’ll be forever in the shadow of MJ if they play Chicago. but i highly doubt they will play together.

  • J

    the best thing here is that we won the last two games by SOLID DEFENSE.

  • WOODY

    I agree with Jesse. I don’t believe Lebron and Wade could coexist because both consider themselves #1 and neither would take second place. Would also be bad for the league, since one team would dominate, and it would prevent great Wade – Lebron battles for the next 8 or 10 years. Think Lebron stays put. Mo, Varajao and Delonte trio are much better than someone suggested and Hickson, Jawad, and Danny Green are coming on strong unless they’re traded for someone better like Jameson. Lebron really likes all his teammates and likes going HOME at night – not to some apartment in NY no matter how good the view. Ferry will add a good piece and Lebron stays put – I think.

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