LeBron James on the play-in tournament:"Whoever came up with that needs to be fired"

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LeBron James on the play-in tournament:"Whoever came up with that needs to be fired" 

Post#1 » by PrinceAli » Mon May 3, 2021 5:21 am

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- There were various reports regarding the interpretation on the OP

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SUPERVILLAIN wrote:Cut this bull. Here's a quote from LeBron back in 2018.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star didn't mince words when asked about the NBA potentially using a postseason play-in tournament.

"No, no, no," James said, via ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "That's wack. That's wack. Why? You got to earn your spot to be in the postseason. No consolation for finishing last. That's corny. That's corny. That's wack. To play for what? What are they playing for?"

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2765841-lebron-james-on-idea-of-nba-play-in-tournament-thats-corny-thats-wack


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SUPERVILLAIN wrote:Cut this bull. Here's a quote from LeBron back in 2018.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star didn't mince words when asked about the NBA potentially using a postseason play-in tournament.

"No, no, no," James said, via ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "That's wack. That's wack. Why? You got to earn your spot to be in the postseason. No consolation for finishing last. That's corny. That's corny. That's wack. To play for what? What are they playing for?"

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2765841-lebron-james-on-idea-of-nba-play-in-tournament-thats-corny-thats-wack


And here’s your counterpoint from 2020 lol:

https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-wants-play-tournament-203700119.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHSRQtBVsrZq2Ex2NhIN2DseP8CqjY5vvfFqWFRnkWXQYklUZmuZAmzf_LyuIk4r4xUnrCPcakDayOAlxkU8Zh6OwzZyUiD6Y2MLv2nyVfAssWec5-P7mQM9bjGaD4O5oPrUnOuw1565ft6Ta9t0ab5mxJz5Sj9Q1F5KOoHFLZJZ
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#2 » by Dominater » Mon May 3, 2021 5:22 am

Was he for it before?
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#3 » by PrinceAli » Mon May 3, 2021 5:22 am

Dominater wrote:Was he for it before?

The fact he now speaks out against it once it actually effects him says what needs to be said
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Post#4 » by MindState » Mon May 3, 2021 5:23 am

Funny, last years bubble playoffs were created specifically so LeBron could have a chance at competing for a title.

He should be thanking silver, not trashing him.
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Post#5 » by SUPERVILLAIN » Mon May 3, 2021 5:23 am

Cut this bull. Here's a quote from LeBron back in 2018.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star didn't mince words when asked about the NBA potentially using a postseason play-in tournament.

"No, no, no," James said, via ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "That's wack. That's wack. Why? You got to earn your spot to be in the postseason. No consolation for finishing last. That's corny. That's corny. That's wack. To play for what? What are they playing for?"

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2765841-lebron-james-on-idea-of-nba-play-in-tournament-thats-corny-thats-wack
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#6 » by clyde21 » Mon May 3, 2021 5:24 am

i agree with LeBron
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#8 » by PrinceAli » Mon May 3, 2021 5:26 am


Why didn’t he say anything when it actually came into fruition then? What he said 3 years ago is hardly relevant when the rule was implemented in the bubble
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#9 » by BeatDaCavs420 » Mon May 3, 2021 5:27 am

More Lebron crying...In other news Water is wet
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#10 » by Snakebites » Mon May 3, 2021 5:28 am

PrinceAli wrote:
Dominater wrote:Was he for it before?

The fact he now speaks out against it once it actually effects him says what needs to be said

So that's a no then?
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Post#11 » by Heatle » Mon May 3, 2021 5:29 am

Good. I hope more players start speaking out against it.
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#12 » by Caped Crusader » Mon May 3, 2021 5:30 am

Snakebites wrote:
PrinceAli wrote:
Dominater wrote:Was he for it before?

The fact he now speaks out against it once it actually effects him says what needs to be said

So that's a no then?
Point is he didn't care really because it didn't impact him. Now it does.

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Post#13 » by Sgt Major » Mon May 3, 2021 5:31 am

**** him, the play-in is awesome.
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#14 » by PrinceAli » Mon May 3, 2021 5:31 am

Snakebites wrote:
PrinceAli wrote:
Dominater wrote:Was he for it before?

The fact he now speaks out against it once it actually effects him says what needs to be said

So that's a no then?

Sure if it helps you sleep at night being in denial of how weak that is
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#15 » by darmani » Mon May 3, 2021 5:32 am

Play-in tournament is brilliant idea. The last 10-15 games are super exciting. No one is resting their healthy stars and teams at the top can't "tank" at the end of the season for favorable matchups in the 1st round because we have no idea who will be at #7 and #8 after the paly-in games.
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#16 » by Snakebites » Mon May 3, 2021 5:32 am

Caped Crusader wrote:
Snakebites wrote:
PrinceAli wrote:The fact he now speaks out against it once it actually effects him says what needs to be said

So that's a no then?
Point is he didn't care really because it didn't impact him. Now it does.

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Eh, he may have been against it before, he just never said anything to a reporter about it.

You can't draw conclusions about what the man thinks based on what you assume he DIDN'T say. But hey, hating is fun, right?

Sorry, a competitive player complaining about something that negatively affects him competitively out of frustration just doesn't seem headline or scorn worthy to me.
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Post#17 » by so_bored » Mon May 3, 2021 5:36 am

I hate Lebron, but I agree with him on this one. Play-in is a total waste of time. Playoffs are way too long and way too many teams make it as is, but NBA wants to prolong them? For what? Just to watch whoever comes out get swept by the 1st seed as usual?
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#18 » by Buzzard » Mon May 3, 2021 5:37 am

Get over it LeBron. If your team is healthy and good enough, finish 7th and win one more game. If your team is better than that finish 6th or higher. You are the King and you have your Queen in AD. Play on my friend!
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Post#19 » by Impuniti » Mon May 3, 2021 5:38 am

He's right though.
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Re: So now Lebron is against play in 

Post#20 » by darmani » Mon May 3, 2021 5:41 am

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