Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure?

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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#61 » by picko » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:43 am

HabsAndDubs wrote:
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Bornstellar wrote:What? I've never seen anyone blame him for that

The billion times someone has called him LeBronze, that's what they're doing

Did you just pull this out of your ass? Who has called Lebron James, 2 time gold medalist Lebron James “LeBronze”?

Dawg this is a thread topic for a 2004 geocities message board


A quick search of this forum has 516 posts referring to 'LeBronze' so I guess the answer is a reasonable number of people on here.
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#62 » by Dr Aki » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:58 am

I don't remember LeBron even being on that team.

It was Marbury, Duncan and Iverson
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#63 » by Cerohero » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:21 am

The Lebronze standard
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#64 » by draftnightsuit » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:21 am

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draftnightsuit wrote:Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure?

You either made that up or you've mixed up something. Or you saw one post-2015-NBA-fan trolling and you turned it into a hyperbole.


You must not be old enough to remember the Lebronze jokes.
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#65 » by og15 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:31 am

Okay, people need to learn the difference between, why do 1/100 random posters say _____ vs why is the consensus ____.

We seem to always have this issue where someone is saying that "people" are saying something or that something is a popular opinion, but the reality is that there is either some random single poster saying it or some fringe randoms saying it.

Taking troll / illogical posts as widely held opinions is just wasting everyone's time including your own.
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#66 » by og15 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:34 am

picko wrote:
HabsAndDubs wrote:
rand wrote:The billion times someone has called him LeBronze, that's what they're doing

Did you just pull this out of your ass? Who has called Lebron James, 2 time gold medalist Lebron James “LeBronze”?

Dawg this is a thread topic for a 2004 geocities message board


A quick search of this forum has 516 posts referring to 'LeBronze' so I guess the answer is a reasonable number of people on here.

How many are from the same posters? How many are also from quoting those posters? 516 out of the massive amount of posts on this board suggests that this is extremely rare, so then it makes sense why so many haven't even seen the reference
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#67 » by Ballerhogger » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:54 am

Imagine blaming 19 yo out high school when you have Duncan , prime wade , melo , Allen iverson etc..
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#68 » by Ballerhogger » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:57 am

How did the Redeem team do? Oh they won gold ok thanks
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#69 » by rand » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:18 am

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Bornstellar wrote:No, I don't think so. Making fun of him is not the same as solely blaming him. Clearly he has a lot of haters regardless but no one actually blames LeBron for the 2004 Olympics. This thread is hilariously silly

Implicit in the fun making is the idea that he bears blame. There would be nothing to make fun of otherwise.


Nope, that is not how logical deduction works. Nice try though

The implication is obvious but thanks for playing
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#70 » by rand » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:19 am

HabsAndDubs wrote:
rand wrote:
Bornstellar wrote:What? I've never seen anyone blame him for that

The billion times someone has called him LeBronze, that's what they're doing

Did you just pull this out of your ass? Who has called Lebron James, 2 time gold medalist Lebron James “LeBronze”?

Dawg this is a thread topic for a 2004 geocities message board

Dawg if you took 30 seconds to do a forum search you'd see how wrong you are
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#71 » by Shock Defeat » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:40 am

because his name sounds like bronze. LeBronze caught on because it was so good
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#72 » by Perseus1966 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:49 am

GregOden wrote:I thought most of the blame was on 2006, not 2004.

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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#73 » by DroseReturnChi » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:05 am

Shock Defeat wrote:because his name sounds like bronze. LeBronze caught on because it was so good


whats so bad making fun of lebronze? he should have changed his name to legold then.
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#74 » by Dupp » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:08 am

Dumb people say dumb things.
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#75 » by Dupp » Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:09 am

LeBronze is one of the better lebron hating nicknames though. Top tier.
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#76 » by loserX » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:16 pm

picko wrote:
HabsAndDubs wrote:
rand wrote:The billion times someone has called him LeBronze, that's what they're doing

Did you just pull this out of your ass? Who has called Lebron James, 2 time gold medalist Lebron James “LeBronze”?

Dawg this is a thread topic for a 2004 geocities message board


A quick search of this forum has 516 posts referring to 'LeBronze' so I guess the answer is a reasonable number of people on here.


Or the same 6 people posting it 86 times each.
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#77 » by LofJ » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:31 pm

Tim Duncan is the player I remember taking the most heat for the 2004 Olympics loss. Lebron wasn't even mentioned by anyone attempting a serious analysis to determine why the US lost.

The actual professionals who looked into it determined that the US could no longer throw star players together the week before the Olympics and expect to win gold. So they put infrastructure in place to have guys get experience playing for team USA years before the actual Olympic games. They haven't lost since.
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Re: Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure? 

Post#78 » by J_T » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:30 pm

draftnightsuit wrote:
J_T wrote:
draftnightsuit wrote:Why does Lebron get blamed for the 2004 team USA failure?

You either made that up or you've mixed up something. Or you saw one post-2015-NBA-fan trolling and you turned it into a hyperbole.


You must not be old enough to remember the Lebronze jokes.

Why would someone needs to be that old to "remember" Lebronze jokes? So you have waited 10 years since the last Lebronze joke to come out with it? You are contradicting yourself. On one hand you are claiming how poor LBJ just can't seem to escape all the ridicule going his way. On the other hand you are claiming that you need to be 50 years old to remember that ridicule.

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