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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:47 pm 
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Thread jack - From the time he signed with LA last year, I thought Lebron made a huge mistake from a basketball perspective. He had a chance to go somewhere with young talent like Philly and put them over the top. He could have taken it easy during the regular season to focus on the playoffs, resting a body that has tons of miles on it. If he were to bring a title to Philly, which hasn't had an NBA title in forever, in addition to his titles in Miami and Cleveland, he could retire a beloved legend to three different fan bases.

Instead, he chose the glitz and glamour of LA which may fit his image and business interests better but is much further away from contending. And he just keeps getting older.

Ideal situation, basketball-wise, would have been for him to sign in New Orleans.


Ideal situation would have been for him to be healthy most of the time and/or recruit star and other free agent talent around him. In today's NBA that is a must have skill as well. Since he couldn't get anyone to play with him he will have to join them.

I meant for LeBron to sign here. Obviously was never going to happen, but would have been perfect fit for both sides.


Yeah.

I just think AD's complaints about lack of help or management failing him is wrong and he needs to look in the mirror and realize his failure to recruit others stars to join him is the real failing. Players build super teams. That is the reality.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:38 am 
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On the bright side, if AD doesn't make his trade demand when he does, not only do the Pels not get Zion, they probably also trade their pick in another attempt to mortgage the future to make the playoffs.



Excellent, excellent point.

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Is there smoke or is this pure "we have to write something" speculation?

Zion Williamson still has options if he doesn’t want to play for the Pelicans

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:51 am 
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Speculation. No way he turns down all the money he is guaranteed as first pick to risk injury and add a year to his body back in college.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:53 am 
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Is there smoke or is this pure "we have to write something" speculation?

Zion Williamson still has options if he doesn’t want to play for the Pelicans

Pure speculation. Returning to Duke would be risking hundreds of millions of dollars (shoe contract) to injury. Also, Zion's dad was on local radio this morning talking about coming here and everything. If there was any thought of not coming here, he could have easily just not agreed to the interview.

edited to add: step-father, apparently


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 am 
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Is there smoke or is this pure "we have to write something" speculation?

Zion Williamson still has options if he doesn’t want to play for the Pelicans


I think it is something to think about. However I think the NY-LA loving National media is projecting their fantasy on Zion. An argument can be made that having big stars in smaller markets is what makes the smaller markets more valuable.

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Same outlet, different writer:

5 reasons Zion Williamson should be excited to join the Pelicans

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:21 pm 
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from ESPN dot com: Anderson was asked if Williamson's decision not to sign with an agent or ink a shoe deal meant that the family was leaving open the possibility of a return to school.

"We just feel that there's no real rush to do this right now," he told the radio show. "You don't get many opportunities in life to have the leverage and the opportunity to control your own narrative, so therefore we feel like we are in position right now to do that, and we just want to make sure when we do whatever it is that we do, it's the right decision. ... We just want to make sure we do it right."


Awww.. isn't that cute.. his stepdad is keeping with the lie that Zion doesn't already have both an agent and shoe deal in place.. he has since before he signed with Duke

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:38 pm 
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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26761144/stepdad-zion-excited-play-pelicans

NY, LA fantasies over. He's in.

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