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Comment 22 Jun 2019

That too.... but at the very least put the game on during the day. A big part of their pitch to get the game was that Ohio was a soccer state and people from Columbus and Cincinnati would travel to see the game and offset Cleveland not being a soccer city. With an 8PM start time you just crush any chance of people coming from down south who want to hit the game and then get back on the road after. Especially with kids..

Again, it's like no one has a clue in US Soccer.. When they set Cleveland I remember them saying they would crush 40K fans and hoped for more... again, just clueless... 

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Comment 22 Jun 2019

I don't know how much US Soccer is involved in the Gold Cup ( i'm assuming it's quite a bit) but how on earth does Cleveland get picked to host games? The game tonight looked empty. 24K paid tickets in a stadium that holds 68K people and there was no way 24K were at the game. And I'm not blaming Cleveland. There's just no business putting US Mens soccer in a stadium that size. Especially knowing large chunks of the USA Die Hard Soccer fans are over in France for the Women's World Cup. 

US Soccer just continues to feel brain dead. If you are going to do this in Ohio do it in Columbus and have the place sold out and ROCKING.. 

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Comment 20 Jun 2019

Beilein offense runs on shooters and Cavs probably got the best 2 in the draft.

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Comment 20 Jun 2019

Hawks having a solid draft. Cavs went best available which I always love and I've got no problem with doing the 2 PG thing like Portland does. 

No idea what Phoenix was thinking, same for Minnesota.. just a weird swap.

Pels are killing it. David Griffin with a masterclass. All those new pieces have to work out but he traded a guy who quit and didn't want to be there for Zion, Hayes, Ball, Ingram, Hart and a BUNCH of future first round picks and swaps...crazy haul.  Only thing that made the deal even possible was LeBron's age. They couldn't afford to wait till next season when Davis would have been free. 

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Comment 20 Jun 2019

There's probably more to the story. This stuff happens but it almost always ends in a lot fo shouting, swear words and chest pumping but never goes past that.. You've got a couple of people REALLY drunk or REALLY don't like each other or both. 

The surprising thing to me is they can't identify the guy in the video and setup a tip line. I can't imagine he's some dude just taking in a game. Got to be a Dad or an Uncle or something.. 

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Comment 19 Jun 2019

You see this ALL THE TIME in baseball. An ACE is on the mound and teams check out thinking we just need to get a run and it's over. 

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Comment 19 Jun 2019

No need to feel bad for him. If it wasn't his choice then for sure.. but he LOVED Memphis and could have been traded for years and decided to stay and Utah was his idea. Some people are more than happy outside the big lights of the big city. He got exactly what he wanted. 

There are the same sort of whispers with Kemba Walker.. those around him say he would hate living in LA, NY or Boston.. 

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Comment 19 Jun 2019

Glad to see the sweep but man I hate 2019 baseball. Lead off double down 1 run and Barnhart is up there swinging. Votto on deck just freaking bunt the runner over to third..

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Comment 18 Jun 2019

Votto contract continues to limit what the Reds can do. Believe they still have 4 more seasons of it ( another $100m). They've set a hard cap and spending $25M on him is just brutal. Votto also has a full no-trade clause. You could field two teams of all-stars with players making less per year than Votto. 

The obvious fear this year is so many dudes are free agents. You have to worry if they drift out of things they just start moving guys like Puig, Detrich etc..  

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Comment 18 Jun 2019

The "problem" Urban had at times was forcing speed and size. We missed out a bunch of REALLy talented kids because they didn't meet his height or speed requirements. Speed is nice but the NFL is LOADED with guys who can't break 4.50 or even 4.60 40s. Tom Brady will go down as the GOAT tossing the ball to average speed receivers. Still comes down to execution. 

Having said that I do like the idea of sort of just a little forcing one speed guy. It makes everything underneath so much easier when you got a guy that can go over the top. 

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Comment 17 Jun 2019

No one would take Kuzma over the 4th pick in the draft. That was the key to waiting. The #4 pick is gold. Kuzma is just a guy at this point who has proven to be better than his late first round draft slot. If Kuzma is the 3rd best player on their roster when the season starts they aren't going anywhere. Kuzma would have come off the bench this year for the Bucks, Raptors, Celtics, Warriors and Sixers.. He's a depth guy on a championship caliber team... not a starter. 

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Comment 17 Jun 2019

He's a classic tweener. Not big enough to play center in the NBA and not fast enough to cover forwards in the NBA. Born in the wrong decade. 

Still think he heads overseas and makes a great living doing something he loves.......   sooooooooooooooo! glad Andre is on the team as truly believe that made coming back a no-brainer for Kaleb..

Wish him the best... 

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Comment 17 Jun 2019

I've been very fortunate when it comes to seeing bands. Saw so many good one's ages ago in small clubs. I think for me and bucket list it would be seeing some artists in a different setting than a traditional big stage show. With lights and video screens these days and everything choreographed there's basically zero unpredictability at a show anymore. Best bands/artists tend to be much better imo when they aren't on a script. 

Give me Dylan, Springsteen, Stones, U2, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Pixies, Metallica, Rush, McCartney etc etc is some small 100 person intimate show where there's no "net".... 

I do think just about everyone has a band that it just seems like the universe conspired against you every time you had tickets or were lined up to see them and then you ended up never seeing them..... for me that's The Replacements. 

One I will forever regret.. Had tickets twice to see Jeff Buckley and stuff came up and I just thought "catch him next time"/// 

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Comment 16 Jun 2019

Bron the best #2 he's ever had.

Wade and Irving were better second fiddles imo because they helped space the floor. There's overlap in what Brow and LeBron do and want to do. LeBron is going in the paint less each year and Brow is drifting out to the 3 point line more each year.. potential for a lot of overlap..  Vogel will want to run everything around LeBron but a big part of the Vogel offense is a stay at home big.. that's not the Brow..  should be interesting.. 

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Comment 16 Jun 2019

They won the deal because of draft picks... the young talent is a bonus. Imagine this doesn't work out. The Pels have either the picks or the right to swap first round picks for 6 years.. They own the Lakers draft picks. Thing happen. There's a scenario where the Pels sneak into the playoffs every year and the Lakers become a perennial lottery team that the Pels can just poach or swap picks.. without Ingram, Ball and Hart it's still a win for the New Orleans.. 

With regards to Ingram,.. if he doesn't pass the physical the deal won't happen. Davis will go back to New Orleans or a the very least they'll send Ingram back and demand Kuzma..

If you are the Lakers it's already worrisome... Davis doesn't want it to be a sign in trade because he want;'s to do free agency next season, reported he won't waive his $4M trade bonus which hurts the cap space.. LeBron and Davis is not nearly enough. Kuzma is a nice piece but he's not a 3rd guy.. not even close..  Just year ago when LeBron said he was headed to the Lakers every Laker fan on the planet said free agents would flock to LA and play for peanuts... did not happen..  they'll only be as good as the rest of the roster.... Leonard goes to the Clippers and Lakers won't even have the best team in the city.. 

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Comment 16 Jun 2019

He's not Jordan on the Wizards just yet. LeBron has some gas in the tank. He's just not the same guy he was when him and 4 random dudes could beat teams because he could carry the whole thing. He can't take guys off the dribble like he did for so many years. He just has a different game now.

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Comment 16 Jun 2019

I feel bad for Lonzo. If he can head to New Orleans and leave his Dad in LA that would be amazing for the kid. If his Dad is intent on going to New Orleans you have to wonder if they'll try and trade Lonzo to just not have to deal with that mess... whole thing is sad.. Ball is like the modern day Jackson 5 dad.. 

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Comment 16 Jun 2019

They have a 1 year window. Davis declined to do a sign and trade so he's a free agent after this season. Also being reported he wants his trade bonus of $4M so he's not helping them with cap space this year. Durant and Thompson got hurt and the West is up for grabs. Lakers pushed all their chips into the middle for next season and taking the gamble Davis and LeBron and pieces is enough to win the whole thing.. 

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Comment 16 Jun 2019

Yeah, it's confusing... you are right it's 3 1st round picks but they also have the rights to swap first round picks in 2023 and 2025.

With the cap space.... seems like most people think the Pels will stick it to the Lakers.. if they wait it clears the way for the Lakers to add a max contract guy. It's in the Pels benefit to not let that happen even if it costs them some cap room. They want the Lakers to be TERRIBLE in 2023,2024 and 2025. 

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Comment 16 Jun 2019

Feels a lot like Harbaugh to Michigan. Makes a ton of sense, had to be done but there's a ton of risk.Jjust a year ago when LeBron announced he was heading to the Lakers the fanbase penciled in the finals. That didn't happen. Maybe they get there without the injury but LeBron still played 55 games and they were 28-27 in those games. He just can't carry a team like he did in Cleveland for chunks of his career. 

Big part of the deal will be whether or not New Orleans plays nice with the Lakers. If New Orleans waits to close the deal late July Lakers can have more cap space. But if New Orleans pushes for this deal to be signed July 6th it gives the Lakers less cash to spend. Brow would also need to waive his trade bonus to free up space. 

But that roster is basically LeBron, Davis and Kuzma and then nothing else at this point. If they end up with like $23M to spend that's not going to fill out a great roster. 

I'm not sure New Orleans could have done any better. They now have pick #1 and #4 and three future round picks from the Lakers.  Ball and Holiday would be the best defensive backcourt in the league ( assuming they don't move Ball). Holiday, Ball, Randall, Ingram, Zion etc is a fantastic young nucleus. Key will be what they do with that #4 pick.  Keep it and get another young piece or move it for a legit starter. GREAT day for GM David Griffin. A+..

Lakers trade grade TBD. They still need more pieces plus no telling what the future holds. The worst case scenario is obviously they don't have a ton of money to spend, free agents aren't really interested, the behind the scenes stuff continues to be a crap show, LeBron or Brow get hurt ( or both) and the Brow has one year of this and leaves when he's a free agent next season. 

This isn't 2016 LeBron so it's going to take more than the Brow and LeBron and some random pieces to seriously contend. They need another guy. LeBron is still a fantastic basketball player but his success was always bully ball type stuff and exploding to the basket. He turned into a jump shooter in the 2018 finals and couldn't even take dudes like Jordan Bell off the dribble and just settled for jumpshots. 

Still got Durant, Klay, Kyrie, Kemba, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and a bunch of other top end players looking for new homes potentially. Should be interesting to see if the Clippers can land Kawhi Leonard. That's bigger to me then the Brow to the Lakers if it happens.  

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Comment 15 Jun 2019

Lakers now have Anthony Davis, LeBron, Kuzma and guys from the stands basically. They need bodies and especially shooters. JR's got one of those old labor deal deals so it would only cost the Lakers $3.8M towards their cap and the Cavs could bring back basically anyone in the $15M-$20M range and still make the deal work. His old deal was grandfathered into the new CBA and it allows for some wonky trade possibilities. Would need a 3rd team probably because there's no one left on the Lakers roster but it's very doable. 

Another possibility is they just cut him and the same money thing applies.. They would only eat $3.8 towards the cap..

Should no soon with the draft coming up this week..  ZERO chance he'll be a Cav a month from now..

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