17.7.13

O trono de LeBron


Derrick Rose regressa com sede de vingança, mas Lebron James está preparado para a batalha?

(via Dime Mag)

9 comentários:

  1. Em termos individuais o Derrick Rose ainda tem muito que crescer e aparecer para chegar sequer aos calcanhares do Lebron James. Aliás acho o Kevin Durant bem melhor do que o Rose. Embora nestas questões de "trono" a questão da qualidade da equipa acabe por ter um impacto muito importante.

    Já agora, obrigado ao Mike Miller pelo contributo fundamental que deu para os bicampeões: umas vezes diretamente com pontos, outras mais discretamente a abrir espaços para os seus colegas, com a sua simples presença em campo.

    Os Heat têm agora uma margem salarial razoável para contratar um jogador grande (Oden?) para rodar com Bosh e com o Birdman.

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  2. LoL já estava admirado de os Heat não responderem. Não dormem descansados se não andarem a "brincar" aos vídeos uns com os outros lol. Finalmente o Miller foi amnistiado. Infelizmente não havia outra hipótese com o salário que ele tinha, mas voltei-me a desanimar quando li que estão a pensar no Oden. Já agora, tinham-se mexido mais cedo e conseguiam o Bynum antes dos Cavs e ficava a dupla do estaleiro. Pensei que já tinham aprendido quando foram buscar o Eddy Curry, mas estão a gostar...
    MWP nos Knicks para ensinar ao Melo a defender com alguma decência.

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    1. Se eles estão a dispensar o Mike Miller para tentar manter o BIG 3 iriam buscar o Bynum?

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    2. Anónimo das 22:38, obviamente eu estava a ser irónico, como penso ter sido perceptivel.

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  3. Kobe will tell you. He's like, 'Look, you guys as my teammates, yell at me. Let me know that you're open because I'm so programmed,' and this guy has told me this, 'I see nothing but that basket. You could be open, there could be three guys on me, but the only thing I see is that basket so you have to tell me, Look, I was open. Or yell at me mid-play. That doesn't affect me at all and I respect that.'

    Quote Jamison.

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    1. Jamison said the veteran-laden roster has adapted to Bryant's style and the players have no problem with confronting the five-time champion.

      "I think the thing we've seen in the past was most teammates might have been afraid to come to him or express, 'Kob' I was open,' or, 'That's not what we drew up,' " Jamison said. "The thing I like about this team, Steve Nash -- who is a Hall of Famer -- and Dwight [Howard] as well, Dwight and Kobe have gotten into shouting matches on the bench because Dwight will be like, 'Kob', that's your rotation. Get there.' And after the game he'll be like, 'Appreciate it, big fella. I needed that.' "

      Jamison said he doesn't even have to speak to express his concerns with Bryant, and can just let his big eyebrows do the talking.

      "I come in there and I look at him a certain way, he'll be like, 'OK, Jamison, you're right. My bad.' "

      Through it all, Bryant has grown comfortable with his new crop of teammates.

      "It takes a certain time for him to be able to trust us," Jamison said. "I think the thing that he has learned now is that he can trust us."

      How does that trust manifest itself?

      "With 24 seconds on the clock, we're down one, instead of him, 'I got to do this, I got to do this,' he trusts Steve Nash to run the play," Jamison said. "Or, he trusts us to throw the ball into Dwight. Or, 'You know what, the double team is coming, normally I might try to force this, but Antawn is open in the corner. I trust him that he'll make that shot.' "

      Jamison called Bryant a "legend," ranking him right up there with the most impressive teammates he has ever had in LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal and Gilbert Arenas in his prime, and said that despite Bryant's past accomplishments, he only wants more.

      "You can't even tell he has five [rings]," Jamison said. "This guy would get rid of his kids to win that championship."

      Jamison was being extreme, of course, but Bryant certainly will and does get rid of postgame entertainment indulgences in his pursuit to excellence.

      "It's great to be with him," Jamison said. "I love a guy who expects so much from his teammates. He pushes his teammates. After games, we're traveling, guys are on their laptops, their iPads, watching movies, listening to music, this guy is watching film. He's breaking down situations. I'll be watching a movie, he'll tap me like, 'Come here.' He'll dissect plays like, 'This is what we got to do, me and you got to get this going.' I mean, this guy eats, sleeps basketball and the only thing he wants to do is to win another championship and I've never seen anybody as focused, as dedicated as Kobe."

      Quote Jamison.

      P.s. - tomara q todos tivessem a mesma dedicação...

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    2. What I don’t like about him is the man that he is. His personality. How he treats people. I don’t like that side of Kobe Bryant.

      Basketball is a team sport. It is team-oriented. It is not an individual sport. It’s not tennis or golf, it is a team sport. When you are the star of the team, you have to make your teammates feel comfortable. You have to make them feel welcome. And he did not do that at all.

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      I had a workout with the Lakers, beat all the guards out for the starting position, earned a spot on the team. Midway through the first season, I tried to at least have a conversation with Kobe Bryant — he is my teammate, he is a co-worker of mine, I see his face every day I go in to work — and I tried to talk with him about football. He tells me I can’t talk to him. He tells me I need more accolades under my belt before I come talk to him. He was dead serious.

      The reason I wasn’t a Laker after my second year is because I didn’t bow down to [Kobe]. I didn’t kiss his a–. I wasn’t kissing his feet. Quite frankly, towards the end of the second season, I stopped passing him the ball. I stopped giving him the ball. I started looking him off.

      Quote Smush Parker

      P.S - Prémio melhor líder e team mate ever

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    3. lol um dos piores jogadores titulares q me lembro de ver nos Lakers junto a Kwame Brown... The worst. E o facto de dizer q n voltou aos Lakers por causa do Kobe LOOOOL... Jogou mais 1 época na NBA e
      E esse trash talk foi 1 resposta a Kobe q o considerou o pior colega q já teve. E disse q n percebia como entrou para a NBA.. Já somos 2 Kobe. Qto ao resto é óbvio q Kobe e ele já n se davam bem na equipa devido a sua fraca qualidade.
      http://bleacherreport.com/articles/465445-top-10-worst-los-angeles-lakers-of-all-time/page/11

      E Smush Parker deve perceber mais de basket q 1 gajo q ganhou 5 títulos, deve. Só para verem o profissionalismo do jogador, como n gostava de Kobe o próprio diz q deixou de passar a bola. Começou a passar para todo mundo menos para ele. Q grande profissional. Nem Kobe q é 1 estrela fez isso ao Shaq qdo já tinham desavenças no balneário, é esse scrub q pode fazer??? LOOOL excelente teammate q foste buscar..

      p.s. - gostei de ver o quote q fizeram ao Jamison, qdo dps fui pôr o full quote até foram buscar este scrub ... Já agora ou o Jamison é 1 mentiroso ou o scrub Smush Parker é. Decidam-se.. Se calhar é melhor buscar outros quotes a falar mal de Kobe

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    4. Pronto, todas as histórias são mentira lol
      Cabala contra ele. Toda a gente sabe a peça que ali está.

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