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If we would not have traded for shaq

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Post#21 » by Hoops23 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:26 pm

Every team wants championship.

Lots of teams are in the playoffs most of the time and still doesn't have the title. Lots of teams are happy for 55 or more wins even though they will not go farther in the playoffs. But there are teams build for the playoff like the Spurs. For some owner its just the revenues their team brings and making their fans happy seeing their team in the playoffs most of the time. But i will exchange all of those for a short success with a championship.
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Post#22 » by heat4life » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:59 pm

What if ESPN.COM never buys SportsTalk.com ....... would RealGM be who they are today... :dontknow:
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Post#23 » by Flash3 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:00 pm

heat4life wrote:What if ESPN.COM never buys SportsTalk.com ....... would RealGM be who they are today... :dontknow:
I didn't know that many people knew about ST, until I started to read it around these boards.

It was bigger than I thought it was......
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Post#24 » by Lane1974 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:03 pm

heat4life wrote:What if ESPN.COM never buys SportsTalk.com ....... would RealGM be who they are today... :dontknow:
Chad Ford would still just be mopper with ambition
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Post#25 » by Flash3 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:10 pm

speaking of mopper, where's he been?
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Post#26 » by heat4life » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:14 pm

Lane1974 wrote:-= original quote snipped =-

Chad Ford would still just be mopper with ambition


:rofl:

True.... Chad Ford went from Zero to Hero..the so called expert.
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Post#27 » by heat4life » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:21 pm

Flash3 wrote:-= original quote snipped =-

I didn't know that many people knew about ST, until I started to read it around these boards.

It was bigger than I thought it was......


SportsTalk was HUGE... then ESPN bought them to get all those users to sign up to their "Insider". Most of the users who were too cheap to pay for posting came here to RealGM. At that time RealGM was only popular because of their trade checker. Not many users. Now we are one of the most popular sports websites in the country.... Pound your chests (or man boobs) fellas .......

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Post#28 » by Lane1974 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:13 pm

Flash3 wrote:speaking of mopper, where's he been?
working hard on the Obama campaign
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Post#29 » by CRHeel94 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:46 pm

MartyConlonJr wrote:We'd have been

C - Blount / Doleac
PF - Odom / Grant
SF - Butler / Butler
SG - Wade / Jones
PG - Alston / Nelson

We would have been better than the Wizards. Possibly made a finals by now or even won a 'chip, have a bright future (would have Jordan Farmar or equivalent draft pick + Cook + Simien). Probably would have moved Jones or Grant when they were expiring for a star player. We'd be in contention right now.

But our team won a championship.

The worst thing that came from the Shaq trade IMO, was the change in attitude in Wade. Shaq's 'She'll be right' attitude really has rubbed off on Wade unfortunately. We'd probably have a hungrier Wade if Shaq wasn't here.


I agree with that lineup, but with Haslem instead of Grant as thebackup PF. I'm also not sure we would have paid big bucks to retain Alston at the pg position, but it'd be impossible to know who we would have there.

That team would have gotten to the East Finals, maybe an NBA Finals but no title. I still do the trade 10 out of 10 times.
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Post#30 » by Iputsomepantson » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:02 pm

IF WE DID NOT TRADE FOR SHAQ WE WOULD HAVE WON 5 CHAMPIONSHIPS INCLUDING THAT YEAR WE LOST TO INDIANA WITHOUT SHAQ AND I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN LAID ON PROM NIGHT

DAMN YOU SHAQ :banghead:
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Post#31 » by Iputsomepantson » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:03 pm

Lane1974 wrote:-= original quote snipped =-

working hard on the Obama campaign


i early voted for that guy...not that my vote matters
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Re: If we would not have traded for shaq 

Post#32 » by Iputsomepantson » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:06 pm

SportsPlaya11 wrote:We would not have picked Dorell Wright and we would have gotten Jameer Nelson since we had a SF in Caron.



I'm not sure if anyone else has pointed this out, but Sportsplaya you need to get your facts right. We drafted Dorrel even before we traded for Shaq.
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Post#33 » by heat4life » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:21 am

Iputsomepantson wrote:-= original quote snipped =-



I'm not sure if anyone else has pointed this out, but Sportsplaya you need to get your facts right. We drafted Dorrel even before we traded for Shaq.


I actually noticed too but I just felt bad on pointing out a bad fact on a post not worth discussing.......again.
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Post#34 » by Miami's Finest » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:56 am

I would have still enjoyed watching the Heat. 03-04 was one of the most enjoyable seasons by far. Every night win or lose was fun to support those guys. From young up and comers to an old over-paid, lazy, selfish team.
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Post#35 » by musiqsoulchild » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:15 pm

Without Shaq:

a) No superstar calls
b) No Gary Payton
c) No Alonzo Mourning
d) No Eddie Jones for cheap
e) No championship

Its that simple really.
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Post#36 » by Donkey McDonkerton » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:48 pm

Flash3 wrote:(picture)


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Post#37 » by Iputsomepantson » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:26 pm

musiqsoulchild wrote:Without Shaq:


d) No Eddie Jones for cheap



What did Eddie Jones ever do for us again?
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Post#38 » by DEEP3CL » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:11 am

FlaMoses wrote:I posted this before on this subject matter:

14 of the 30 teams in the league have NEVER won a Championship. Ask any of them if they would do the Shaq trade.

It has also been over 20 years for 8 of the 16 who have won and for 6 of the 16 its been over 30 years! Ask them if they would do the Shaq trade.

So ask yourself again, Would you do the Shaq trade? No brainer, YES!

If we didn't do the Shaq trade, we would have had a really nice team now, but no guarantees of a championship. My guess is we wouldn't yet.

Did we get lucky versus Dallas? Maybe. But it still says NEVER next to Dallas's name on the NBA Champions list.



Team Last NBA title
Sacramento Kings 1951 (as Rochester Royals)
Atlanta Hawks 1958 (as Saint Louis Hawks)
Phoenix Suns never (franchise started in 1968)
Cleveland Cavaliers never (franchise started in 1970)
Los Angeles Clippers never (franchise started in 1970)
Milwaukee Bucks 1971
New York Knicks 1973
Utah Jazz never (franchise started in 1974)
Golden State Warriors 1975
Denver Nuggets never (franchise started in 1976)
Indiana Pacers never (franchise started in 1976)
New Jersey Nets never (franchise started in 1976)
Portland Trail Blazers 1977
Washington Wizards 1978 (as Washington Bullets)
Seattle SuperSonics 1979
Dallas Mavericks never (franchise started in 1980)
Philadelphia 76ers 1983
Boston Celtics 1986
New Orleans Hornets never (franchise started in 1988)
Minnesota Timberwolves never (franchise started in 1989)
Orlando Magic never (franchise started in 1989)
Houston Rockets 1995
Memphis Grizzlies never (franchise started in 1995)
Toronto Raptors never (franchise started in 1995)
Chicago Bulls 1998
Los Angeles Lakers 2002
Detroit Pistons 2004
Charlotte Bobcats never (franchise started in 2004)
Miami Heat 2006
San Antonio Spurs 2007
I agree 100% 1 is a hell of lot better then NEVER. Well put FlaMoses
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Post#39 » by Vertical Limit » Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:39 pm

Lane1974 wrote:and we wouldn't have a thread like this posted every two weeks

But then, we would have had threads that said, what if we we're to trade for Shaq?
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Post#40 » by stopnpop » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:12 am

one championship is worth a lot more than annual playoff trips..just ask coach sloan

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