Anonymous
Two months ago

Pivotal series for LeBron!

If the Lakers lose this series to the Blazers, what effect will it have on the arguments of GOAT with Jordan? All the LeBron fans will bring up Jordan losing early in his career, it's an asterisk year with covid and that it's his 16th season but IMO it might tip the scales losing as a number 1 seed.

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KET  
Two months ago

Doesn't feel all that pivotal to be honest

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

He is good but not great. Jordan didnt have to go looking for teams to win championships. Lebron tries to transfer his way to a winning team.

So his stats always look better than his impact on the game.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nba fix this one Lakers are biggest rating team so need them through....

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lebron was the only laker that stood up today, he could not do anymore. Jordan didn't need to look for teams, he had them all with him. This series certainly won’t change that. Watch today’s game and look at the stats.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

League will not let Lebron lose.

Lowest ratings in a decade+

Watch.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Anybody who believes that the administrations of league "fix" things is a moron

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

LeBron has aged and plateaued to the point now that he isn't even in contention to be in the GOAT argument anymore.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Jordan had pippen and the rest of the team were odd assortment of European or journeymen type players. Put Lebron in place of Jordan in those teams they dont get 5 rings, not even close.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

If Lakers go out no one will be watching and it will cost the NBA event more dollars than COVID already has.

This is why getting political and offending half a country isn't ideal when it comes to TV ratings as the old "Republicans buy shoes" comment rings pretty true and if the major draw of the Lakers are out then the US viewership will plummet.

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Excuses  
Two months ago

The narrative has already started with Laker & Lebron excuses.

Laker injuries, away from family, focussing on BLM etc.

Some high profile media are even calling Blazers favourites.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Wouldn't mean anything. No pressure on Lebron at this end of his career. And I do recall MJ getting bounced in first round.

Apparently it’s worse losing in the finals than in the first round anyway if you listen to the Lebron haters.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

You need to read up on Lebron's own quote. He rather NOT make the playoffs than lose in the finals. Makes your comment look kind of redundant doesn't it.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

MJ didn't do squat till coach Jackson got there and put that team together. To many haters always going to hate.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

NBA ain't letting LeBron get bounced

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Watch the free throw count once the series starts going a few games.

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Craig  
Two months ago

To be honest in my opinion the pressure is on AD not LeBron, AD is the guy in his prime and is supposed to be a big superstar player. Right now Nurkic looks better than AD does.

LeBron has nothing left to prove, I'm not one for the who is better Jordan or LeBron debate as they played different positions and are playing in different era's of basketball. But if AD wants to be the future of the Lakers he needs to be the one stepping up.

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LV  
Two months ago

[Jordan had pippen and the rest of the team were odd assortment of European or journeymen type players. Put Lebron in place of Jordan in those teams they dont get 5 rings, not even close.]

Trolling much? How about 2*DPOY, 8* All defense 1st team, 2* All NBA superstar Dennis Rodman. Just a journeyman!

On the countrary I think if Lebron had a time machine back to 1996, he'd win 3 in a row too.

The first 3 though- 91-93? More questionable.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

In Miami LeBron played with two hall of famers

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Sourbroker  
Two months ago

Lebron is good but not great.

You tit.

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LV  
Two months ago

Wade in his prime was comparable to Pippen I would think, but declined sharply when he hit 30, after his 2nd season with Lebron.

Jordan played with Pippen all through Pippen's prime.

Bosh isn't in the same league as Rodman. At least, 96 Rodman. Perhaps Rodman had declined a bit by 1998.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nice straw grabbing

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"This is why getting political and offending half a country isn't ideal"

What has the NBA done to offend anyone?

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Isaac  
Two months ago

I don't think the COVID asterisk counts for that much that it would seriously change the minds of the sorts who get particularly excited by GOAT debates. They don't have HCA, I guess.

Bradley and Rondo are out, but so are Ariza and Hood.

I assume it's the structure of the team as much as anything.

No easy teams in the West.

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"Nba fix this one Lakers are biggest rating team so need them through...."

Hell no!, The NBA won't taint its integrity with something like this, it ain't the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The covid asterisk would be more about playing in a neutral venue and also the break in the season. And getting Nurkic back has been huge, wouldn't have been if the season had stayed on track.
The rest factor is cancelled by the rustiness I guess.

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Yes Lakers would normally in front of a packed out Staples for Games 1 and 2.

8th Seed isn't too bad if you match up well against 1st seed.

We wish Dame time all the best.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Craig summed it up the best a few hours ago, AD is the one under pressure, check out the plus/minus on yesterday's stats when both had about the same amount of time.

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Does there need to be panic here?

The Lakers had a bad shooting night with some god awful passengers like KCP 1/1/1 in 29 mins of action 0-9.

If they revert to the averages, the Lakers would be in a better position.

Did AD play that bad?? 28 and 11 with 2 steals and blocks is not too shabby.

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Cornholio  
Two months ago

HCA means SFA.
It's more about form and Portland and Lillard in particular have been on fire.

Still see the Lakers getting this series in 6.

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Craig  
Two months ago

Lovebroker - the shooting woes hasnt just been that 1 game, they are scoring the lowest PPG out of all teams in the bubble... that says something when they are in the bubble with the Orlando Magic.

AD scored 28 points correct, but took him 24 shots to do it (33% shooting), the free throw line helped him a lot in this one.

Also remember the Blazers are playing without their starting PF Zach Collins who is out another couple of games, so AD should be feasting on Wenyen Gabriel.

LeBron is being LeBron and keeping them in it, but its gotta be AD who steps up and shows he was worth everything the Lakers gave up for him.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

LeBron has shot at 28.3% outside the restricted area whilst in the bubble. That is so bad

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

LeBron just got out of a first round exit a couple of years ago against Indiana, if he gets eliminated here his legacy will be a little tarnished. And unlikely, but what happens if Davis departs in free agency, would he stay a Laker or chase a ring elsewhere?
But there will be a major spotlight on the officiating, any late dodgy calls and league is definitely rigged.

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MACDUB  
Two months ago

Lakers shouldn't be worried. They shot 5/32 and it took some pretty big shots by the Blazers down the stretch to get it done (though I suppose you could say the same about the Blazers and their shooting %).

I feel like people underestimate how much of a neutraliser the bubble is. I mean both 8 seeds won their opening games, Utah clapped Denver by 20 today (which isn’t going to happen at altitude @ Denver), Dallas beat LAC today etc.

Just my opinion but this whole season has a huge asterisk.
Imagine Golden State playing in a bubble. They probably don’t end up winning 2 of their titles.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lakers should be worried because they have shot like crap the entire bubble. It wasn't just this game

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Anybody who says the league is rigged must be an anti-vaxer. Nothing more ridiculous

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

To many haters always going to hate.

Yep, so many MJ haters on here.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

As Craig said, the pressure was on AD, not Lebron, Davis performs to his capabilities at both ends LA wins.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Davis and LeBron doing it again. Davis on fire at both ends.

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