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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Mar Jun 22, 2010 3:27 pm

2 dias y 2 horas para el draft.


Los equipos quedan asi:

1Washington

2Philadelphia

3New
Jersey


4Minnesota

5Sacramento

6Golden
St.


7Detroit

8LA
Clippers


9Utah


10Indiana

11New
Orleans


12Memphis

13Toronto

14Houston



Hay que echarle un ojo a la primera selección de los Wizards, John Wall. Es un chavo que promete mucho. Yo ya lo habia visto jugando hace tiempo en... bueno, "jugando" hace tiempo en varios partidos de la gira And1. Tiene mucha habilidad y viene con un overall de 103. Quiza no será un wey que gane campeonatos, pero sin lugar a dudas será garantía de espectáculo y bien podría ser el indicado para poder deshacerse por fin de Gilbert Arenas y todos los problemas que viene acarreando.






Un poco desconcertante la elección de los 76's, pense que podrían aprovechar su posición para armarse de un par de grandulones que sirvieran para fortalecer lo que vienen padeciendo de años, un buen 4. Sin embargo están apostando por el guardia Evan Turner. Esta desición no la entiendo del todo...


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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Mar Jun 22, 2010 3:37 pm

A Philadelphia siempre le faltó un buen centro desde los tiempos de Iverson. Quizá eso fue lo único que los privó de ganar campeonatos pues en Iverson tenían un excelente guardia tirador que se movía más cómo escolta que nada, pero en fin.

Slayer: checa este link. Es un comentario más como de fan, pero te da una idea de qué es lo que le pasó a Iverson:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/355310-what-happened-to-allen-iverson

Básicamente el peso de la edad y, como dice ArgoniQ, que no supo ajustar su juego rápido y vertiginoso al paso de los años. Ya sin la velocidad de joven es imposible mantener el mismo estilo intocable. Ya está dando las últimas...

De John Wall encontré este video hace unas horas en youtube. Tiene mucho talento el chamaco. Pero ser elegido número uno del draft y tener talento enorme en los colegiales no es garantía de nada. Así han pasado muchos con más pena que gloria por la NBA.

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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Mar Jun 22, 2010 3:48 pm

A ver tomas... ahi te hablan...





Citación :
Why Does Everybody Hate Kobe Bryant?











Kobe Bryant is arguably the most talented player in
the league. He is the best closer and the guy who seems to routinely
make tougher shots than anyone else. He is also the guy who is hated
more than anybody: by both fans and other players across the league. But
the burning question is why?
The most casual basketball fan will tell you that he / she doesn’t
like Kobe Bryant, and they usually don’t even have a good reason why. In
speaking to both casual and knowledgeable fans who are neither Lakers
nor Celtics fans, I found that the majority of them are rooting for the
Celtics in this 2010 Finals. When I ask why, the answer is no doubt,
“because I can’t stand Kobe.” I’m sure you know a few like that as well.
Maybe you’re even one yourself.






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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Mar Jun 22, 2010 3:58 pm

A mí me caga el palo porque se cree el más chingón sobre las canchas de la NBA. Hay otros jugadores con más logros a lo largo de la historia de la NBA que simplemente no contaron con teammates como los que él tiene gracias a la avaricia de Buss.

También es cuestión de analizar su juego. Dispara un chingo, ergo, anotas un chingo. Cuando lo defienden bien baja drásticamente su efectividad de campo y puntos por partido. Además de que no sabe pasar el balón como Jordan, Magic o Bird.

Pero de que tiene talento, lo tiene.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Mar Jun 22, 2010 4:01 pm

Este bato no miente cuando dice que lo odia. Y parece tener buenas razones jajajaja

Citación :
There are many reasons to hate Kobe Bryant, and you have aptly listed
some of them. He is cocky, he does lack character, he is a rat, and he
cheated on his wife. Those things are certainly reason enough not to
like a player. But those things do not really bother me, save for being
a rat. But I disdain Kobe Bryant. Most Laker fans would pin it on the
fact that he bests my teams time and time again. But I’m an LA native,
born and raised, and I can’t stomach rooting for the Lakers as long as
KB24 rules the court. I can respect a winner, and applaud his
impeccable talent. That really doesn’t bother me either.
The few reasons that put Kobe on my pedestal of hate are that he is
untouchable, as you mentioned, and that he is a poor sport and horrible
teammate. To touch on him being untouchable, this man is the least
accessible star in the NBA. If the NBA didn’t require him to be part of
many interviews, etc. I don’t know if he would do any at all. He is
not a people person, and he shows it time and time again. In post game
interviews, in press releases, etc. his overly arrogant nature prevents
him from connecting with ANYONE (save for the die hard Laker fans that
would take a bullet for him). He lives in Newport Coast, away from
everyone else, and is the only person to take a helicopter to practice
daily. He just isn’t a warm individual, and that carries over to his
public perception. He will never be Jordan for that reason alone.
Jordan was liked by all. Even those that hated him. Kobe is the exact
opposite. Even Laker fans hate Kobe Bryant.
Aside from that, Kobe is a horrible teammate and a poor sport.
Nobody seems to remember the finals a few years ago when Kobe benched
himself in the fourth quarter and they were down like 12 or something
marginal. A feat that Lakers MAGIC has overcome many times before. He
benched himself. BENCHED HIMSELF. Never would Jordan do something so
horrific. It painted a perfect portrait of Kobe. As did the home video
outside Pacific Whey Breakfast Company in Newport Beach, where Kobe was
demeaning his teammates afterward and calling to be traded out of LA.
Then the mysterious Pau trade happened and Kobe is back on the LA
bandwagon. It can be seen on teammates faces – they all respect him and
love what he does for the team, but I don’t think any of them like him.
He stands alone, even at All Star Games. Jordan, Barkley, Lebron,
Iverson, Howard, and even Shaq seem to have some camaraderie with other
players in the league. Any interaction with Kobe Bryant mirrors the
interaction I have with an old high school acquaintance at the grocery
store.
There are numerous reports of his diluted sense of grandeur as well,
including one where he and his wife forbid any house help from staring
at them in the eye. I could go on, but for sake of brevity I will end
by saying that the man has an ugly soul. Perhaps it isn’t one thing
that causes such animosity towards the greatest player in the game
today, but everything. His talent awards him such leniency, and I
wonder if he would even be in the league anymore if he lacked his
incredible athleticism. Who knows…all I know is that the Black Mamba
will never be Air Jordan, not because of talent or accolades but because
of his soul.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Mar Jun 22, 2010 4:12 pm

Celtics: Looking back and forth

http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/gallery/06_16_10_role_players/

Interesante análisis de la situación de los jugadores clave y no tan clave de Boston. Expectativas y situaciones por darse una vez iniciado el mes de julio.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Jue Jun 24, 2010 11:26 am

Pues ya está por empezar, si no es que ya empezó, el draft 2010 de la NBA.

ESPN se avienta su ya sexta o sabe dios qué versión del mockdraft para consulta de los fanáticos y GM's de la liga:

http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=1047504&s=bas&type=column

Aparte de una buena nota sobre los "tesoros ocultos" del draft (aka jugadores que no reciben tanta cobertura de los medios) y que pueden sobresalir sin mayores pormenores:

http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=1048003&s=bas&type=story
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Jue Jun 24, 2010 2:36 pm

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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Jue Jun 24, 2010 3:05 pm

¿Te late el Wall para novato del año o crees que habrá sorpresas en ese rubro?
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Jue Jun 24, 2010 4:08 pm

Mmmm Wall se adivina como buen prospecto. Tiene fortaleza fisica y mucha habilidad. Se siente a gusto penetrando el area. Quiza la unicas fallas graves que le veo es que esta algo desnutrido para su altura, su tiro es de regular a malon y es demasiado lento en comparación con otros bases incluso mas rucailos.

De cualquier forma,el tiro es lo mas facil de mejorar ya estando en la liga, asi que yo creo que puede llegar a hacer buen papel.

Hay otro chavo que considero todavía mejor, pero luego lo pongo por que ya me estan presionando para que abandone mi lugar de trabajo y me largue a mi casa.


Ahi nos vemos al rato.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jun 25, 2010 7:44 am

Pues asi fue como quedo el draft. No hubo grandes sorpresas en los primeros 20 posiciones.

Cabe señalar que la primera seleccion de Philadelphia fue justamente Evan Turner, el monito del que hablaba en mi post anterior. Considero que es un jugador mucho mas completo que Wall, sin embargo el hecho de que acabe de salir de una fractura de dos vertebras hace que me queden mis dudas sobre el futuro del chavo. Recordar nada mas qué ha sido de Tracy McGrady despues de su lesión en la espalda: 1 juego si, 2 no, y 3 en el hospital.







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Team

Player

H

W

P

School

C

1

Washington

John
Wall

6-4

196

PG

Kentucky

Fr.

2

*Philadelphia

Evan
Turner

6-7

214

SG

Ohio State

Jr.

3

New Jersey

Derrick
Favors

6-10

245

PF

Georgia Tech

Fr.

4

Minnesota

Wesley
Johnson

6-7

206

SF

Syracuse

Jr.

5

Sacramento

DeMarcus
Cousins

6-11

292

PF/C

Kentucky

Fr.

6

Golden St.

Ekpe
Udoh

6-10

237

PF

Baylor

Jr.

7

Detroit

Greg
Monroe

6-11

247

PF/C

Georgetown

So.

8

LA Clippers

Al-Farouq
Aminu

6-8

216

SF

Wake Forest

So.

9

*Utah

Ed
Davis

6-10

227

PF

North Carolina

So.

10

Indiana

Luke
Babbitt

6-9

218

SF/PF

Nevada

So.

11

New Orleans

Patrick
Patterson

6-9

240

PF

Kentucky

Jr.

12

Memphis

Paul
George

6-9

214

SF

Fresno St.

So.

13

Toronto

Cole
Aldrich

6-10

236

C

Kansas

Jr.

14

Houston

Gordon
Hayward

6-8

211

SF

Butler

So.

15

*Milwaukee

Xavier
Henry

6-6

210

SG

Kansas

Fr.

16

*Minnesota

Larry
Sanders

6-10

222

PF/C

VCU

Jr.

17

*Washington

Damion
James

6-7

227

SF

Texas

Sr.

18

Oklahoma Cty

Eric
Bledsoe

6-1

192

PG/SG

Kentucky

Fr.

19

Boston

Avery
Bradley

6-3

180

SG

Texas

Fr.

20

San Antonio

Elliot
Williams

6-4

180

SG

Memphis

So.

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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Jue Jul 01, 2010 7:47 pm

Esto lo tenía que pegotear para el recuerdo:

Atlanta Haws a punto de firmar a Joe Johnson con un contrato que sólo se le ha dado a KG, Kobe Bryant y unos pocos muy selectos.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Joe-Johnson-to-sign-a-ridiculous-deal-with-the-A?urn=nba,252877

¿En qué carajos están pensando los Hawks al ofrecerle semejante dinero a Johnson?
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 02, 2010 10:33 am

El futuro de Lebron calculado por una de esas empresas Tannatianas que hacen análisis futurísticos y apocalípticos (con diapositiva incluida, muy buena).

http://blogs.forbes.com/sportsmoney/2010/07/lebron-james-what-the-knicks-told-lebron-new-york-and-make-billion-dollars/
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Jue Jul 08, 2010 3:09 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AlGcM.t_1Hc1tom2sTuCVbM5nYcB?slug=aw-lebrondecision070710

duras palabras contra lebron, creo que nunca me habia tocado que le tiraran asi de gacho a un deportista.
lo que tiene toda la razon es que no recuerdo un deportista en la historia con la presion y obligacion de quedar campeon como ahora con lebron, no le vaya a pasar como a kobe o pippen que batallaron años con la presion de hacer campeon a su equipo, lo que si es que la novelita ya cayo mal.

es increible como un chavo que parecia ser el siguiente jordan se puede convertir en el villano historico del basket, es increible como la lana deforma todo.
Yo la verdad me espere verlo en cavs toda su vida y saliendo dueño de media ciudad con 4 o 5 anillos en la mano al retirarse, vi la misma historia que con jordan pero ahora la neta me quedan muchas dudas si realmente lebron podra ser EL mejor.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Jue Jul 08, 2010 9:42 pm

Zami y compañía:

http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/gilbert_letter_100708.html

WOW, WOW y más WOW.

Pero tiene toda la razón, sin duda alguna.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Jue Jul 08, 2010 11:09 pm

y yo que creía que Lebrón terminaría jugando para los Cleveland Browns una vez que se aburriera de los cavaliers... jajaja

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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 1:15 am

Ya me voy a jetear...

Pero antes, dejo esto para el que se anime a leerlo. Es muy largo, pero bastante sustancial. James se pasó de macana y el futuro tarde que temprano se las va a cobrar según este periodista.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100708
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 7:12 am

Jajaja, no sean ojais... peguen aunque sea un pequeño extracto para que lo pueda leer. No me entero de nada!!!!
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 7:16 am

Anexo un parte...porque si está muy pinche largo y te conozco mosco, dudo si quiera que leas esta cita completa cuantimenos el artículo completo:


Citación :

Countdown to the LeBronocalypse



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Careful; this column will self-destruct at 9 on Thursday night. I can't remember writing a column that had a shorter shelf life. Twelve hours and it turns bad like leftover sushi. Let's call this "Twenty-Three Random Thoughts Before Tonight's LeBronocalypse."

1. A few weeks after the 2008 Summer Olympics, Someone Who Knows Things told me the following rumor: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Chris Paul became such good friends during the 2007 Olympic trials, and then during their 2008 Olympics excursion in Beijing, that they actually made a pact in China to play together. You know, like one of those pacts in a chick flick where two friends agree to get married if both of them are single when they turn 40.

As the rumor went, the 2010 free agents (LeBron, Wade and Bosh) would sign with the same team (at that point the Knicks if they created enough cap room), then Paul would join them in 2012 (or sooner). I thought this was the craziest thing I had ever heard -- so crazy, I only mentioned it once (in a November '08 column). It reminded me of being in my mid-20s in Las Vegas, gambling in the wee hours with my single high school buddies, then all of us drunkenly saying, "We should all pick one city and live there, we'd just go out and kill it every night!" Then you wake up the next morning and forget it was ever discussed. So even if the China rumor was true, that didn't mean it was actually going to happen. Or so I thought.

2. Fast-forward two summers: If LeBron says the word "Miami" tonight, does that mean the rumor was true? Or at least discussed by those guys? Because how could anyone make up something that loony? In 2008, you and I could have sat in a room for 10 hours trying to make up the craziest possible sports rumor and never come up with "Bosh, LeBron, Wade and/or Paul all made a pact in China to play together" without throwing in some improbably bizarre addendum like, "And they did so right after covering up the shooting of Jayson Williams' chauffeur." Was the rumor accurate? Did they stick to their guns? Will we ever find out the truth? Because if they did make a pact, that means …

3. Stephen A. Smith wins the Woodward & Bernstein Award for reporting last week that Wade/LeBron/Bosh in Miami was "done." I thought it was ridiculous. How could it be "done"? Bosh and LeBron were committing to an owner, president and coach without meeting any of them?

My guess at the time: Smith got word that Miami was in the lead, took it and ran with it, then hoped he was right. If he was right, he became the big winner of the summer of 2010. If he was wrong, he could always claim that he WAS right, but that something got screwed up and things changed. I busted his chops a few times on Twitter about it; when he reported one week later that Bosh might be heading for Houston, it sure seemed like Smith was talking out of his butt like Ace Ventura. But if LeBron announces Miami tonight? Then Smith is vindicated and I'm giving myself the byline "William J. Simmons" in my next column as an apology. Although …

4. I'm still not crazy about any report that says "done" unless it's definitely, 100 percent done.

Quick tangent: I like the engagement-ring corollary for all sports reporting. If a friend calls me and says "I'm engaged," I always want to know if they actually got the ring. Give her the ring, you're engaged. If not, "Let's get married" may have been something thrown out there during a drunken dinner, right after sex, during a makeup session after an argument … who the hell knows? I want to see that ring. Once you get the ring, there's no going back. You're locked in. You can get out, but it's almost impossible, and even worse, you might have a one-carat diamond whipped at you at 65 miles an hour.

Had Smith said, "I learned tonight that Miami is the prohibitive favorite to get all three; someone would have to go back on their word for this not to happen," then it played out the way it had, he would have been the Nostradamu-SAS of this thing. But he tried to get engaged without the ring. Still, he gets a partial credit for sniffing it out. Nobody else had the Miami scenario. And if Smith DID have accurate intelligence and it WAS done, then that means the guys panicked and concocted every event these past eight days -- every waffle, every leak, every extra meeting -- just to throw us off the scent.

Did they willfully snooker the general public? Four red flags indicate they may have (assuming LeBron signs with Miami, of course).

5. Red Flag No. 1: Wade and Bosh (who have the same agent, by the way) hired documentary crews to follow them around. As any reality-show junkie knows, if there's no drama, you have to manufacture it. Well, how could a free-agency documentary (or reality show, or web series, or whatever they do with this footage) have drama if both guys decided where they were going weeks ago? You'd have to center it around Wade's upcoming divorce, or Bosh struggling to decide whether to stay with his girlfriend or hook up with those gorgeous half-Cuban models that only exist in South Beach. And neither guy would ever do that. So what works? Indecision. Meetings. More meetings. A lot of "agonizing." If this footage ever sees the light of day, I bet the acting is worse than your average episode of "The Hills." You wait.

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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 7:27 am

Chalchipinke escribió:
Anexo un parte...porque si está muy pinche largo y te conozco mosco, dudo si quiera que leas esta cita completa cuantimenos el artículo completo:


Hombre de poca fe.

El hecho de que no lo entienda no significa que no lo vaya a leer completo.


Bueno, esta parte si la entendí:

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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 7:38 am

Dwyane Wade y Chris Bosh por 6 años y LeBron por 5. La verdad si no gana miami al menos 2 veces en esos 5 años, sera uno de los peores fiascos que recuerde de la nba.


Por otro lado, me imagino la frustración de James: 7 años haciendose viejo en un equipo que la verdad no le podia ofrecer nada....
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 8:10 am

We, tienes que leerlo TODO. Se avienta una deconstrucción bien cabrona de lo que sería Miami con Lebron, Wade y Bosh juntos.

Y lo que dice desde el punto 7 hasta el 14, pffff, no mames, parece que pone el dedo en la llaga. Es una chingonería de crítico y analista, y parece que lo hace con todas las bases. Lo pego completo:

Citación :
Careful; this column will self-destruct at 9 on Thursday night. I
can't remember writing a column that had a shorter shelf life. Twelve
hours and it turns bad like leftover sushi. Let's call this
"Twenty-Three Random Thoughts Before Tonight's LeBronocalypse."1.
A few weeks after the 2008 Summer Olympics, Someone Who Knows Things
told me the following rumor: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and
Chris Paul became such good friends during the 2007 Olympic trials, and
then during their 2008 Olympics excursion in Beijing, that they actually
made a pact in China to play together. You know, like one of
those pacts in a chick flick where two friends agree to get married if
both of them are single when they turn 40. As the rumor
went, the 2010 free agents (LeBron, Wade and Bosh) would sign with the
same team (at that point the Knicks if they created enough cap room),
then Paul would join them in 2012 (or sooner). I thought this was the
craziest thing I had ever heard -- so crazy, I only mentioned it once (in
a November '08 column). It reminded me of being in my mid-20s in
Las Vegas, gambling in the wee hours with my single high school buddies,
then all of us drunkenly saying, "We should all pick one city and live
there, we'd just go out and kill it every night!" Then you wake up the
next morning and forget it was ever discussed. So even if the China
rumor was true, that didn't mean it was actually going to happen. Or so I
thought.2. Fast-forward two summers: If LeBron
says the word "Miami" tonight, does that mean the rumor was true? Or at
least discussed by those guys? Because how could anyone make up
something that loony? In 2008, you and I could have sat in a room for 10
hours trying to make up the craziest possible sports rumor and never
come up with "Bosh, LeBron, Wade and/or Paul all made a pact in China to
play together" without throwing in some improbably bizarre addendum
like, "And they did so right after covering up the shooting of Jayson
Williams' chauffeur." Was the rumor accurate? Did they stick to their
guns? Will we ever find out the truth? Because if they did make a pact,
that means … 3. Stephen A. Smith wins the Woodward
& Bernstein Award for reporting last week that Wade/LeBron/Bosh in
Miami was "done." I thought it was ridiculous. How could it be "done"?
Bosh and LeBron were committing to an owner, president and coach without
meeting any of them? My guess at the time: Smith got word
that Miami was in the lead, took it and ran with it, then hoped he was
right. If he was right, he became the big winner of the summer of 2010.
If he was wrong, he could always claim that he WAS right, but that
something got screwed up and things changed. I busted his chops a few
times on Twitter about it; when he reported one week later that Bosh
might be heading for Houston, it sure seemed like Smith was talking out
of his butt like Ace Ventura. But if LeBron announces Miami tonight?
Then Smith is vindicated and I'm giving myself the byline "William J.
Simmons" in my next column as an apology. Although … 4.
I'm still not crazy about any report that says "done" unless it's
definitely, 100 percent done. Quick tangent: I like the
engagement-ring corollary for all sports reporting. If a friend calls me
and says "I'm engaged," I always want to know if they actually got the
ring. Give her the ring, you're engaged. If not, "Let's get married" may
have been something thrown out there during a drunken dinner, right
after sex, during a makeup session after an argument … who the hell
knows? I want to see that ring. Once you get the ring, there's no going
back. You're locked in. You can get out, but it's almost impossible, and
even worse, you might have a one-carat diamond whipped at you at 65
miles an hour. Had Smith said, "I learned tonight that
Miami is the prohibitive favorite to get all three; someone would have
to go back on their word for this not to happen," then it played out the
way it had, he would have been the Nostradamu-SAS of this thing. But he
tried to get engaged without the ring. Still, he gets a partial credit
for sniffing it out. Nobody else had the Miami scenario. And if Smith
DID have accurate intelligence and it WAS done, then that means the guys
panicked and concocted every event these past eight days -- every
waffle, every leak, every extra meeting -- just to throw us off the
scent. Did they willfully snooker the general public? Four
red flags indicate they may have (assuming LeBron signs with Miami, of
course). 5. Red Flag No. 1: Wade and Bosh (who have
the same agent, by the way) hired documentary crews to follow them
around. As any reality-show junkie knows, if there's no drama, you have
to manufacture it. Well, how could a free-agency documentary (or reality
show, or web series, or whatever they do with this footage) have drama
if both guys decided where they were going weeks ago? You'd have to
center it around Wade's upcoming divorce, or Bosh struggling to decide
whether to stay with his girlfriend or hook up with those gorgeous
half-Cuban models that only exist in South Beach. And neither guy would
ever do that. So what works? Indecision. Meetings. More meetings. A lot
of "agonizing." If this footage ever sees the light of day, I bet the
acting is worse than your average episode of "The Hills." You wait.6.
Red Flag No. 2: Wade's second visit with Chicago (the old "I really
might do this, look, I'm meeting with them again!" trick) was a textbook
reality ploy. Look, I've logged my fair share of reality TV over the
years. It's one of my vices, along with gambling, Sour Patch kids, Sly
Stallone movies and unprotected sex in hotel saunas. (Fine, I made that
last one up.) If I were producing Wade's documentary, I would have told
him, "After we meet with the Bulls, let's leak information that you want
to meet them a second time, and that you want to be closer to your kids
post-divorce, then after the meeting we'll shoot a scene of you walking
along Lake Michigan deep in thought like you're deciding what to do.
Just trust me. It will be great TV." That's what you do when you fake
reality. And that second Chicago meeting sure seemed fake.(Also
helping this theory: Multiple teams -- that's right, multiple --
believe Wade went through the free-agency process partly to spy on
Miami's competitors for Pat Riley. And if he did? Savvy. Why not? Did
you ever think an NBA free-agency period would include the word "spy"?
That would have been the wackiest thing that happened this summer if
Darko Milicic, Channing Frye, Amir Johnson and Drew Gooden hadn't signed
for a combined $114 million on the same day Atlanta offered Joe Johnson
$120 million to thank him for leading the Hawks to a four-game sweep in
Round 2 in which they were outscored by 25 points per game.)7.
Red Flag No. 3: Wade is 28 years old and just finishing a bitter
divorce. He's earned max money for exactly three years and doesn't have a
second payday looming in 2016 like Bosh and LeBron do. As we learned
with Antoine Walker and Allen Iverson, "wealthy" superstars are never
quite as wealthy as we think. Walking away from a sixth guaranteed year
in Miami (and no state income tax) when he's battled serious injuries in
the past? No way. This was his one chance to bank as much money as
possible. It was always going to be Miami. 8. Red
Flag No. 4: Bosh clearly wanted to emerge from this summer more famous
than he was. I know this because he hired his own documentary crew.
Because he made an "Entourage" cameo last month. Because someone who
attended one of Bosh's free-agent meetings told me that Bosh was
considerably more concerned with his camera crew than hearing the team's
pitch. Because he asked his Twitter followers where he should play next
year -- a slap in the face to everyone in Toronto who supported him
these past seven years -- and because I attended two different 2010
Lakers games at which Bosh inexplicably walked a complete lap around the
court while holding hands with his girlfriend, like someone who just
wanted to be seen. And it worked. You see a 7-foot basketball player
strolling 0.02 miles an hour around a basketball court, you're going to
notice him. If you want fame, then attaching yourself to
Wade and/or LeBron in a major market is the way to go. That's what Bosh
did. Orlando's Stan Van Gundy even hissed yesterday that Bosh followed
Wade around for two weeks like a "lapdog." Doesn't sound like someone
who ever seriously considered anywhere but Miami. Add those four red
flags together and it's pretty clear, in retrospect, that Wade and Bosh
never seriously looked elsewhere. You know, because any time you can
play in a city with such rich basketball tradition, you have to do it.
It's hard not to get inspired during the national anthem when you see
Rony Seikaly's number in the rafters.9. If one more
person refers to Bosh as a "superstar," I'm going to scream. His
résumé: seven seasons, 11 career playoff games, one second-team All-NBA
selection, never played in a big game in his life other than the
gold-medal game of the 2008 Olympics. Now he's fleeing frigid Toronto
for South Beach, no state income tax, Dwyane Wade, max money and the
playoffs … and this makes him a "superstar"? Did we really drop our
standards that low? Look, I need my NBA superstar to sell
tickets, generate interest locally and nationally, single-handedly
guarantee an average supporting cast 45-50 wins, and potentially be the
best player on a Finals team if the other pieces are in place, which
means only LeBron, Wade, Howard, Durant and Kobe qualify. There's a
level just a shade below (the Almost-But-Not-Quite-Superstar) with Steve
Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Carmelo Anthony, Brandon Roy, Chris Paul and Deron
Williams. (Note: I think Derrick Rose gets there next season.) Then you
have elite guys like Bosh, Pau Gasol and Amare Stoudemire who need good
teammates to help them thrive … and if they don't have them, you're
heading to the lottery. You know what we call these
people? All-Stars. Although if LeBron picks Miami, we have to call Bosh
something else: lucky. On a good team, he could absolutely thrive like
Gasol did on the Lakers, although he's not as sure a bet because Gasol
played in so many big games overseas before the Lakers stole him. (Bosh
had the opposite experience: He's never played in a Sweet 16, a Game 7
or even Round 2 of the NBA playoffs.) Hearing Bosh referred to as a
"superstar" these past few weeks left me with the same face Jake had on
Monday's "Bachelor" special when Vienna wouldn't shut up and kept
undermining and emasculating him. If Chris Bosh is your third-best
player, you're in tremendous shape. Just don't think you can win a title
with a 228-pound big man who doesn't block shots and grabs 10 rebounds a
night. You need more help than that. Which brings us to … 10.
Let's say LeBron signs with Miami. Can you even make the Finals with
LeBron, Bosh, Wade and nine minimum-salary guys? Because that might be
next year's team … and if that's what happens, the answer is "no effing
way." You don't win titles just because of your top three. That
belittles the meaning of guys like Derek Fisher, Robert Horry, Steve
Kerr, John Paxson, Brian Shaw … you could go on for hours naming role
players who swung a title. The 2008 Celts lucked out by getting James
Posey, Eddie House and P.J. Brown for practically nothing; Miami
wouldn't have that luxury this summer, not with so many role players
jockeying for contracts one year before the possible lockout. Nobody is
taking less money to showcase themselves for a summer that might not
happen. Even if Miami could spin Michael Beasley for a fourth guy (say,
Trevor Ariza), that's still not enough. They'd need one more rebounder,
point guard, a 3-point shooter and a center. Good luck.11.
Another problem: You realize how many minutes these guys would log on a
three-man team? About 42-44 minutes for 100 games … and if anyone
missed an extended stretch of games, then that would put even more
pressure on the other two. Crazy. No way they win more than 50,
especially with teams gunning for them every night. We've also never
seen two perimeter superstar alpha dogs coexist for an NBA title -- not
even when Jerry West and Elgin Baylor teamed up with Wilt Chamberlain
against the aging Celtics in 1969. LeBron would have to accept becoming
Mega-Pippen to Wade's Jordan. (Yeah, right.) Even during the final
quarter of the 2008 gold-medal game, when everyone on the American team
was staring at each other wondering who was going to step up against a
red-hot Spain team, there were a few minutes of tentative, "I don't want
to step on anyone's toes here" basketball before Kobe said, "Screw it,
get out of my way" and took over the key portion of the game. Well,
at some point, Wade and LeBron will have one of those 2008 Spain
moments … but what happens if both guys say, "Screw it, get out of my
way"? You need to have a special type of mentality to want that moment;
that's why Scottie Pippen melted down in that 1994 Bulls-Knicks playoff
game, because Phil Jackson had spent that entire year building him up
and making him think, "We can win without Jordan, you're just as good,
we can DO THIS," then designed the biggest play of the season for
someone else. It was a slap in the face. Pippen reacted terribly, but
still, don't you want him to be pissed there? Isn't that what being an
alpha dog is all about? Don't you need a special level of swagger and
confidence to carry that load every night? And once you reach that
level, doesn't it become impossible to share the spotlight with someone
else? Of course … 12. Maybe LeBron knows that he
isn't wired that way. Maybe he wants to be an unselfish
creator like Magic or a do-it-all wingman like Pippen. Maybe he has too
much Doctor J in him, as I
theorized after Game 6. Maybe he believes that if Wade carries the
crunch-time load, it will free LeBron to do LeBron things and average a
triple-double every game without having that burden of "I've gotta
create every shot for us in the final four minutes." Maybe he thinks
it's his best chance to win. And if so … 13. I
think it's a cop-out. Any super-competitive person would rather beat
Dwyane Wade than play with him. Don't you want to find the Ali to your
Frazier and have that rival pull the greatness out of you? That's why
I'm holding out hope that LeBron signs with New York or Chicago (or
stays in Cleveland), because he'd be saying, "Fine. Kobe, Dwight and
Melo all have their teams. Wade and Bosh have their team. The Celtics
are still there. Durant's team is coming. I'm gonna go out and build MY
team, and I'm kicking all their asses." That's what Jordan would have
done. Hell, that's what Kobe would have done. In May,
after the Cavs were ousted in the conference semifinals, I wrote that
LeBron was facing one of the greatest sports decisions ever: "winning
(Chicago), loyalty (Cleveland) or a chance at immortality (New York)." I
never thought he would pick "HELP!"14. LeBron
joining Wade after his 2010 playoffs flameout, in my opinion, is like
Conan O'Brien getting kicked in the teeth by NBC, then overreacting and
forming a late-night version of "The View" with Chris Rock, Adam Carolla
and Jeffrey Ross over trying to create his own show somewhere else.
(Note to Carolla and Ross: Don't get excited, it's only a hypothetical.)
Total cop-out. The move of someone who, deep down, doesn't totally
trust his own talents any more. And maybe he doesn't. 15.
What should LeBron do? Pick Chicago. That's where the rings are. The
fact that he didn't say to Bosh, "Come to Chicago with me, we'll play
with Rose and Noah and win six titles together" was the single most
disappointing outcome of the summer. That team would have been a true
juggernaut with pieces that actually complemented each other, unlike
this pickup-basketball situation that's brewing in Miami. Even with
Boozer there in Bosh's place -- and I think he's a great fit for them,
with or without LeBron -- it could still translate to multiple titles,
because Rose could have been the best second banana since Kobe in 2001. Just
know that Kobe would have caught a whiff of those rings and gone to
Chicago. Same with Jordan. Same with Magic and Bird. Chicago had the
biggest competitive advantage of anyone: room for two max guys along
with an under-23 franchise point guard and one of the only elite
defending/rebounding big men in basketball. How can you care about
winning and NOT go to Chicago? 16. I need to make
that point a second time: How can you care about winning and NOT go
to Chicago?
Unless … 17. LeBron picks New York.
Ballsiest move. Fulfills his "global icon" wishes, puts him in the best
possible basketball city, allows him to live a relatively normal life
in our biggest city, gives him the biggest possible challenge (saving
basketball in New York) and the biggest possible reward (going down in
history as the guy who saved basketball in New York). I wouldn't love
the thought of him crushing Cleveland for a similarly shaky situation,
but if he spun it the right way, you could talk me into it. And here are
the words I'd want to hear: "Bringing New York a
championship -- and doing it in the biggest city in America, in the best
arena to play basketball -- would mean more to more people than
anything else I could do as a basketball player. It's a challenge I
could not resist." Say that and I'm signing off. Anything
less … no. 18. I ruled out the Knicks last week
after details trickled out about LeBron's comical New York meeting,
which sounded like a "Saturday Night Live" sketch because of Donnie
Walsh being in a wheelchair and wearing a neck brace (he just had neck
surgery), and James Dolan being James Dolan. Now the Knicks are gaining
momentum thanks to the "He's coming!" buzz that drove MSG's stock price
up 6.5 percent Wednesday. Where did this buzz come from? As far as I can
tell, nowhere. But there's buzzing. You have to believe me. My
BlackBerry practically blew up yesterday with e-mails from
sports-industry friends with "KNICKS???" in the subject heading. If
he spurns them, then suddenly we're looking at the most disastrous
decade in the history of New York sports -- first the Layden Era, then
the Isiah Era, then Walsh spending two years gutting the team so he
could spend $100 million on a guy with a bad knee and a bad eye who
hasn't played defense in six years. Do you realize the Knicks will have
given away top-10 lottery picks in 2004, '06, '07, '09, '10 and,
potentially, '11 and '12 without making the playoffs or landing one
superstar? How is that even possible? (Important note: The
fact that David Stern stuck Rod Thorn in New Jersey, Walsh in New York,
David Kahn in Minnesota and Stu Jackson in Vancouver has to be added to
his Wikipedia page. Like, right now. He's the Pied Piper for putrid
GMs.)19. I always thought the goal was winning
rings. That's what Russell, Bird, Magic and Jordan taught us. That's
what I grew up believing. But sports are different now. You're a brand
as much as an athlete. In the past 72 hours, with the suspense building
for his announcement, LeBron created a Twitter account, launched his own
website and agreed with ESPN on a one-hour live selection show that,
incredibly, was the exact same idea that a Columbus reader named Drew
had in
my Thanksgiving '09 mailbag … but I thought he was kidding. Now I
think he's Nostradamus. Or even Nostradamu-SAS. Drew from
Columbus looked into the future, and here's what he saw: A world in
which it was totally conceivable that an NBA superstar would sell an
hour-long show in which he picked his next team and tainted his legacy
in the process. I played along and pushed a "Bachelor"-type setup ("The
LeBrachelor!") in which LeBron whittled 29 teams down to six, then four,
then two, then one over the course of six episodes. Hell, have him hand
out roses. Why not? It's not like this would actually happen, right? 20.
Seven months later, it's happening. I can't wait to watch for the same
reasons I couldn't turn away from O.J.'s Bronco chase or the Artest
melee: it's Car Wreck Television. If LeBron picks anyone other than the
Cavaliers, it will be the cruelest television moment since David Chase
ended "The Sopranos" by making everyone think they lost power. Cleveland
fans will never forgive LeBron, nor should they. He knows better than
anyone what kind of sports anguish they have suffered over the years.
Losing LeBron on a contrived one-hour show would be worse than Byner's
fumble, Jose Mesa, the Game 5 meltdown against Boston, The Drive, The
Shot and everything else. At least those stomach-punch moments weren't
preordained, unless you believe God hates Cleveland (entirely possible,
by the way). This stomach-punch moment? Calculated. By a local kid they
loved, defended and revered.It would be unforgivable.
Repeat: unforgivable. I don't have a dog in this race -- as a Celtics
fan, I wanted to see him go anywhere but Chicago -- but LeBron doing
this show after what happened in the 2010 playoffs actually turned me
against him. No small feat. I was one
of his biggest defenders. Not anymore.And here's
where I really worry, because I don't think LeBron James has anyone in
his life with enough juice to hurl his or her body in front of the
concept of "I'm going to announce during a one-hour live show that I'm
playing somewhere other than Cleveland." It's the best and worst thing
about him -- he has remained fiercely loyal to his high school friends,
but at the same time, he's surrounded by people his own age who don't
stand up to him and don't know any better. Picking anyone other than
Cleveland on this show would be the meanest thing any athlete has ever
done to a city. But he might. Assuming he's not malicious, and that he's
just a self-absorbed kid who apparently lost all perspective, that
doesn't make him much different than most child stars who became famous
before they could legally drink -- or, for that matter, Tiger Woods.
That's just the way this stuff works. Too much, too fast, too soon. You
don't lose your way all at once; just a little at a time. Then one day
you look up and there's a TMZ photo spread with 15 of your mistresses,
or you're agreeing to stab an entire city in the heart on a one-hour
television show.(When Kevin Durant announced his own
five-year, $86 million extension with an endearingly simple tweet
yesterday, we all had the same thought: "Now that's how it's done."
Pretty sad that an NBA star stood out for being humble and only caring
about basketball.)21. I don't think LeBron will
pick Cleveland for the simple reason that he didn't want to meet with
Tom Izzo a few weeks ago. If he was staying, he would have wanted to
meet someone who may have been his next coach. He didn't care. That
tells me he's gone. But what do I know?22. I think
he should pick Chicago, and if not the Bulls, then New York. But I live
in a dream world where NBA superstars only care about winning titles
and/or playing in the biggest basketball cities with sophisticated fans
and tons of history. The truth is, New York might not mean anything to
LeBron, just like college football recruits don't care about Notre Dame
any more. He isn't old enough to remember Frazier's Knicks, or Bernard's
Knicks … hell, he's barely old enough to remember Ewing's Knicks. And
he might be too egotistical to follow Jordan in Chicago, like it was the
sloppy seconds of NBA cities or something. But what do I know?23.
Before I heard that tonight's announcement was taking place in
Greenwich, Conn., I would have bet anything on Miami … as well as my
next column having the byline "William J. Simmons." The Greenwich thing
threw me for a loop. I am still picking Miami. Cautiously. Then again,
what do I know?(Actually, I do know one thing: By going
for 24 thoughts instead of 23, I have to nail only six of them to win
the LeBronocalypse MVP. Let's go one more.)24. The
goofiest part of these past few weeks: The way media people have been
speculating in a way that seems like a cross between learned information
and opinion, except we're never really sure what's real and what's
conjecture. Thanks to Twitter and the 24/7 news cycle, the lines have
been blurred completely. Chuck Klosterman thinks the true hero of the
LeBron saga is Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter who
cranked out articles and Tweets by the boatload -- never speculation,
always facts, always backed up by sources, and there were a couple of
times when he made you wonder, "Wait a second, is Windhorst hiding under
a table in LeBron's office right now?" Maybe he was. Sifting
through the various reports and tweets, trying to figure out fact from
fiction, glancing at my BlackBerry every 15 seconds to see if anyone
e-mailed me … that's what I'll remember from the LeBronocalypse more
than anything else. And also, who knew anyone could keep a secret for
this long in the Twitter/TMZ Era? Even yesterday, when I was batting
around LeBron theories with my buddy Connor, we were breaking down the
Greenwich thing and had this exchange:-- Connor:
"Greenwich, that's nine minutes from the Knicks' practice facility. That
has to mean something."-- Me (thinking): "Maybe they KNEW
it was nine minutes from the Knicks' practice facility, so they put it
there to throw people off the scent."I mean … what the
hell kind of sporting event is this? It's like college signing day
crossed with JFK's assassination. LeBron's team wanted to keep people
talking and promote his website, and really, that's what happened. The
man nearly exploded Twitter and melted ESPN. He transcended free agency,
the World Cup, everything. He will draw a massive television audience
tonight; he's the only professional athlete who could have pulled that
off. What a week for LeBron's brand. I just hope he
remembers to wipe the blood off the knife after he pulls it from
Cleveland's back.
Bill Simmons
is a columnist for ESPN.com and the author of the recent New York Times
best-seller "The
Book of Basketball." For every Simmons column and podcast, check
out Sports
Guy's World. Follow him on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/sportsguy33.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 8:29 am

Ya empezaron las reacciones, buenas y malas, sobre la decisión de Lebron:

http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/massarotti/2010/07/the_king_is_a_clown.html

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Posted by Tony Massarotti, Globe Staff

July 9, 2010 08:05 AM





The latest deconstruction of an American
sports icon took place on live television, in prime time, during a
one-hour broadcast so surreal it felt as if we were watching "The Truman
Show." LeBron James proved that he is a self-absorbed, egomaniacal
child. Jim Gray and ESPN proved that they are shameless stooges. And we
proved that we are now completely lost, wandering along without any
moral compass whatsoever.

So James is going to play for the Miami Heat. Great. Good luck to him
and to Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and the rest of the Heat. None of that
should really bother anyone. But the manner in which James announced his
decision last night brought American sports to a new low and made a
complete mockery of our core beliefs, most notably the ones that declare
no individual to be bigger than the team, league, or, most importantly,
game.

But then, all we’ve been doing for 25 years is telling LeBron James
how great he is, all while happening to omit a fairly important detail:
You have to win something, LeBron. You can’t really become a megastar
until you earn it at the highest levels. At this moment, the sad truth
is that James is more like Freddy Adu or Michelle Wie or Anna Kournikova
than he is Tiger Woods or even Alex Rodriguez, if only because the last
two men actually have some titles. LeBron has none. And yet, ESPN all
too willingly indulged James last night by kissing his bottom like no
major media outlet ever has done before, providing him with the pedestal
from which James could look down on, well, everyone.

There are lots of angles to this story, beginning with simple truth
that professional sports have devolved into something quite sad. The
winning just doesn’t seem to matter much anymore. ESPN, in particular,
spends an inordinate amount of time celebrating people like James,
Rodriguez, and Brett Favre, whose colossal insecurities have caused them
far more tragic failures than true successes. And the network has done
it all in the interest of ratings, destroying any remaining measure of
reality from a world in which there was relatively little to begin with.

Really, were they kidding us with that garbage? Gray’s questioning of
LeBron James made those Ahmad Rashad-Michael Jordan exchanges look like
the Spanish Inquisition. Do you still bite your nails, LeBron?
Maybe, at some point, it would have served Gray to ask James what all
of us were thinking: if the team is important LeBron, then why are you
here alone? Why aren’t Dwyane and Chris here with you? For that matter,
why aren’t the Miami Heat, who will be paying you an extraordinary
amount of money, here to share in the celebration of the self-proclaimed
King?

The obvious answer: because James didn’t want them there. Because he
wanted the spotlight to himself. Because he’s more important than they
are and he has yet to recognize the value in being part of something
bigger than you. Because he’s more interested in promoting the James
brand – and, for that matter, that of ESPN – before those of Wade, Bosh,
the Heat, and Pat Riley. If LeBron truly wanted to do something for the
Boys & Girls Clubs of America, he didn’t have to funnel them the
money of advertisers and sponsors. He could signed a blank check.

But then, in that case, he actually would have had to give
something.

In the bigger picture, of course, ESPN is just the biggest and most
obvious example of a media world gone awry. In the age of the internet
and cable television, the proliferation of media outlets has intensified
problems that admittedly were there to begin with. With competition for
the scoop now being conducted on broader scales and at higher speeds
than ever before, access has become the easiest route to an original
story. Accordingly, reporters are sacrificing standards. We have become
lackeys and mouthpieces, apologists and enablers. We tell people like
LeBron how great they are, over and over again, and we withhold the
truth because it might cost us a competitive advantage.

Clearly, James’ family and friends are doing the same thing. Were
that untrue, somebody would have stepped up and told James how
positively pathetic his performance was destined to be last night – and
someone would have stopped it. Instead, presumably, James’ sycophantic
team patted him on the back and told him how perfect he was – you da
man, LeBron!
– all while James and ESPN shamelessly promoted one
another under the guise of a charitable endeavor.

Here’s another thing: these hand-picked interviews are starting to
get real old, real fast. Mark McGwire had Bob Costas. Woods had Tom
Rinaldi and Kelly Tilghman. Michael had Ahmad and LeBron has Gray. The
obvious public relations strategy here is for the star to control the
media – and not the other way around – and desperate media outlets have
been all too willing to acquiesce. In the process, as a group, we have
sacrificed any chance at accountability, which is what we were intended
to obtain in the first place.

Now, more than ever, we truly give free press.

Shame on us.

We’re a joke.

The saddest part in all of this is that LeBron is being celebrated as
some kind of enormous success in the sports world, which is laughable
given his resume. He’s a great businessman, of course, but so was Brian
Bosworth. When Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce came together
in Boston, they did so as 30-somethings on whom reality had long since
dawned. They needed each other and they were willing to do whatever
necessary to make it work. The subjugation of egos was a critical
development in that, something Garnett has proven time and time again by
making himself part of a team rather than isolating himself
from it. That is why Tom Brady, too, continues to hold weekly media
sessions at his locker rather than at a podium.

Maybe that is all real, maybe it’s not. But it is symbolic if nothing
else.

In the case of James, he is 25. He will turn 26 on December 30. He
doesn’t know a fraction of what he thinks he does. The unification of
James, Bosh, and Wade feels more like an arranged marriage than anything
else, as if LeBron is using Bosh and Wade (already a title winner) to
get his championship the way a mail-order bride gains citizenship. Thus
far, James has not been able to win a title on his own merit, and he has
heretofore blamed everyone but himself. During Cleveland’s loss to the
Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals – the King’s last act as a
Cav – James sometimes seemed to play as if he wanted to lose, as if he
wanted to make a point, as if he wanted to grease the skids for his
departure from Cleveland. You see? I just can’t win here. A
truly great player, of course, would have hoisted the team on his back –
or at least tried.

Instead, James is off to Miami, a decision he was fully entitled to
make. It’s just his motivation that many of us question. Does James want
a title because he thinks he deserves one? Or does he want to actually,
you know, win it? His behavior suggests the former more than the
latter. James seems to regard a championship as a birthright, as if it
is something to be given to him rather than to be earned. And the more
time that passes, the more you cannot help but wonder if James is just
another damaged, spoiled, and self-absorbed brat who cannot understand
the simplest rules in life.

Generally speaking, you get what you deserve. And you deserve what
you go out and get.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 8:52 am

Mr. Blue Sky escribió:
We, tienes que leerlo TODO. Se avienta una deconstrucción bien cabrona de lo que sería Miami con Lebron, Wade y Bosh juntos.

Y lo que dice desde el punto 7 hasta el 14, pffff, no mames, parece que pone el dedo en la llaga. Es una chingonería de crítico y analista, y parece que lo hace con todas las bases. Lo pego completo:

La critica de Bill Simmons es muy dura, pero no infundada. En lo particular me gusta como hace caca a los jugadores jajajajaja.

A mi lo que se me hace muy interesante es ver como sera el comportamiento
de los 3 juntos bajo el mando de Riley. Podemos analizarlos por separado y estar de acuerdo con Simmons, pero lo que no podemos decir con certeza es el como van a funcionar en equipo. En muchas ocasiones, las propiedades de un compuesto suelen ser extremadamente diferentes a las propiedades de cada uno de los elementos (uta, que ñoño).

Como lo comentabamos ayer, LeBron es una diva que va a querer jugar como en Clv y seguramente se va a topar con pared.

Sumado a eso, Bosh es un inutil y Wade un wey que ya vio mejores tiempos.

Pero un equipo donde pones juntos a un ferrreo alero, un habil guardia y un delantero muy agil para su estatura, con un couch consolidado y con la capacidad de sobra para amalgamar el super ego de estos 3 cabrones...

Eso tengo que verlo.

Lo que si, es que me gustaria saber cual sera el resto de la formación. Bosh puede o no funcionar, dependiendo de con quien lo junten en la pintura. Si le ponen un cabron que se haga cargo del trabajo rudo mientras el se dedica a otras chambas menos exigentes, fisicamente, puede funcionar. Por ejemplo un Carlos Boozer creo que hubiera servido a la perfección. El PG debera ser macizo tambien, es cuando un J.Wall hubiera sido de mucha ayuda. Pero no se quienes completan la alineacion al final. Tendre que revisarla en la noche.
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MensajeTema: Re: ¿Qué aquí nadie habla de basket?   Vie Jul 09, 2010 9:03 am

Mr. Blue Sky escribió:
Ya empezaron las reacciones, buenas y malas, sobre la decisión de Lebron:




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