Rumor: Clippers Possibility Of Acquiring Lebron James

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clipper*joe
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The Los Angeles Clippers have examined the possibility of acquiring LeBron James this offseason, according to sources.

The Miami Heat consider the Clippers to perhaps be the most serious competition to sign James if he opts out.

League executives believe the Heat would ask for Blake Griffin in return from the Clippers. Los Angeles would need to shed additional salary.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10404 ... t-decision

sz123456
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Love the idea of LeBron, not so crazy about trading Griffin for him. As great as LeBron and Wade are, not sure they win championships without a good PF like Bosh.

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Trading Blake for the King......I'd honestly hesitate if the opportunity presented itself. Blake is much younger and is still improving a lot. I mean, it's just hard to imagine losing Blake for anybody really. It'd be like we cheated the system if we won it all with the best player in the world who had already won it somewhere else. Just feels.....wrong lol.

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Man, what a gamble. We could hypothetically shed lots of salary in hopes of getting Lebron and then end up with nothing. Or we could get lucky and get him, and possibly win it all. What

Laak
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If by some miracle, LBJ does come, Clips would only have a 3-4 year window of winning. Meanwhile Blake wouldn't provide you with a higher chance of winning every year, but he can be dominant for at least another 7-8 years for the Clips.

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no no no no no no no. I have a huge conversation string on ESPN about this article. Blake is not tradable in my opinion. It will be very hard for me to accept any trade involving Blake. He is our brand. He is our rock. I am sure there are other ways we can improve without giving up Blake.

ClipperPostman
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Exactly. Terrible Idea.

Lebron realistically is all downhill at this point. He will be 30.

This is his last Prime year. No upside. Although he will still be

dominant.

Blake is dominating and is on the way up. It's scary to even fathom

what blake in his prime will be.

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I love it when people see the big picture. Its exactly why I wasn't for the Garnet for Deandre Jordan trade. Your window is a huge factor to consider..the larger it is the more room you have for failed seasons due to injury or players having bad years..ala Dudley. A Blake for Lebron trade isn't the right idea. Smile

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Come on, you can't compare a 37 year old, past his prime KG to a 29 year old who happens to be the best player in the world. I mean, I love Blake and he's nearly untouchable, but there are only 2 players I'd trade him for - LeBron and Durant. You have to do it.

CapsNClips
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The general rule of thumb is Blake is un-tradeable........except maybe for King James.

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I have explored the possibility of adding LBJ to my rec league team as well.

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Personally Blake is untradeable in my opinion. Blake has been one of the key pieces in turning our franchise around. Do the Bulls trade MJ for Magic in 88? (I know Blake isn't MJ, but you never know to what heights he can get too)

Maybe Durant, and that was more if Blake wanted to play in his hometown. No age difference there either. LBJ and CP3 could be very redundant. We have seen Blake's passing ability be held a little on check due to CP's own great passing ability.

I'm personally not LBJ's greatest fan, and think that Durant is closing the gap rather quickly. I have always wondered how he would fare if he was going through a grueling western playoff tree rather than a eastern version. Due to freakish athleticism and size, as well as incredible skills he is the greatest player in the league now; but still thinks that he has faltered in mentally tough clutch situations to this day. He would have to go through many more of these in every Western playoff series. I know that CP is as clutch as they come so that pressure would still be alleviated, but don't like the idea of him not wanting that shot.

With all that said if we could get him without trading Blake then I'm all for it.

Akclipps
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Wtf is this bullsh*t. Another espn crappy ass rumor

MunoValente
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It's just coincidence this story came out the same day the Clippers play Miami on ESPN.

FightOnRon
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No no no no no no no no no,not for BG32. Throwing away a lot of good years doing that

clippersforlife33
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yea i always said that i would never trade blake unless it was for lebron james or kevin durant but when i think about it i rather BG retire as a Clipper.

CP3Heliflopter
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If Its Blake for LBJ you should at least consider.

Don't think it will happen though.

BringKamanBack
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i know we're on a clippers forum but anybody saying trading blake for LBJ is a bad is a homer.

cp3 and Lbj would mean rings for the next 3 years at least

Akclipps
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If it wasn't for blake.. Chris would've never come to the clips. Blake Griffin is the heart n soul of this team and i'm not even gonna consider one bit of trading him to any player especially to the athlete who has never loyal to his fans.

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Yeah, I think you've changed my mind. Blake's already a top 5 player right now or top 10 at the minimum according to some people.

Blake's also 5 years younger.

Chris straight up for LBJ is a whole 'nother story, but is LeBron willing to come here with no CP? Idk

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There's a very good chance that 2-3 years from now, Blake will be the better player. I'd have to think long and hard about that trade.

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Added a poll- would you trade BG for LBJ? I personally would not because Blake is still younger & improving, and quickly becoming Lebron-esque.

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Yea, I think with LBJ holding all the cards and some other (both SA and Dallas who are well below the cap next year) contending teams he could choose from, maybe we could "force" the Heat into a deal surrounding DJ + others + picks instead of the Heat just watching him walk out the door. Worth the try if it comes about.

ClipperPostman
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Really? So cp3, Lebron James, and Antoine Jamison at the 4 will

get it done? Where as Wade, Lebron, And bosh couldn't even get

it done their first season together.

So how you can predict 3 rings from that I don't know.

You do realize that there hasn't been a championship team

in the last like 15 years that didn't have an All-Star big man.

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What?

LBJ is to some extent a PG in a gorilla's body. Why would we need CP?

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Totally agree. IF he chooses to leave, it's pretty much "send me where I want to go, for what they want to give, or get nothing".

I'm actually a little concerned about "fit" though. Blake and LeBron look more similar as players with every passing year. If we really could get an MVP-caliber player without giving up Blake, Durant or George would be so much better for our balance, but that's not happening.

I guess with that much talent, we'd find a way to make it work. Very Happy

FreaKeyy
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Damn this is actually hard. I always said that the only player I would trade Blake for is LBJ. But now that this might be a possibility, I'm having second thoughts. Look I know Blake will never be as good as Lebron but man I just love him. I guess it's just me being loyal. And winning the championship with LBJ just seems so... unsatisfying. I mean I consider him a top 3 player of all time when it's all set and done.

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If anything, it'd make more sense for us to move CP3 for LBJ. In my opinion, Blake is more important to this team long term. If LBJ is leaving, they're not getting a better deal than Paul, they're in no position to demand Blake.

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I still say no. this team was pretty much built with Blake is the centerpiece and it is working,if it works don't fix it

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Yeah, I had to go with "no". Winning it all with our own "home-grown" superstar is just too enticing a possibility to give up on.

30 years from now when I look up at his retired jersey, I'd like to tell my grandkids that I remember the day we drafted him. I just hope he shows us the same loyalty.

tense2
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Chances are low that he comes, but it would be nil if Paul's not here. Lebron wants to play with Paul and that's the gravity of the whole article.

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I think the chances are lower than 5% but if its a real possibility i don't see how you don't give up Blake for Lebron i just don't.. At the same time If Lebron leaves Miami your essentially trading for a player who will no doubt leave the team once his contract is done..

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I willl post the insider report in another thread,merge if neede

tense2
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Look there's no guarantee that Blake doesn't opt out and leave...it's a business. If a trade happened for LBJ and we end up where Miami is now, it's fine we me.

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I feel this also. It would just feel weird if James was in a Clippers' jersey.

CapsNClips
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Wow, now I feel like **** for just considering trading Blake. That's no longer an option for me.

I have much more respect for players like Reggie, Dirk, Duncan and other players who stayed with their franchise throughout there whole careers.

I want Blake Griffin to be the 1st thing that pops in your head when you think of the Clippers in 20 years.

cleepers
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Haha!

Nah, you have to consider it when we're talking about the best player on the planet. But after careful consideration, my answer is "f*ck, no!".

ClipsGForce
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The only player I would trade Blake for is Durant!

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You got a small forward who either CAN shoot (but is not afraid to) or one who CAN'T shoot (but doesn't try to)?

Clips might be in the market.

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Na man. Blake Griffin is our founding father. He's going to play his entire career for the Clippers, be the first Clipper to have his jersey retired, and going to have the team name changed from the "Clippers" to the "Griffins" with his superhero logo from the Kia commercials as our logo/mascot. Stop it.

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I'd trade Chris for Lebron.

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Agree we can trade Chris to Lebron we have more advantage to Griffin he is young and can improve more to dominate the game.

BennyBeFly
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How sick would it be if Melo and Lebron came for waaaaay under league max to play with BG CP and DJ?

CP3Heliflopter
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Who wouldn't.

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this is cool but I think if LBJ will come here, it's because CP3 convince him, How much would be their salary, BG32+CP3+LBJ=??? can Donald S, will open more of his wallet? but if it's a trade then we don't need a high caliber PG. Lebron always take over that position when it's needed

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So maybe the Clippers win a championship sooner than later by acquiring LBJ and trading Blake. But would anyone feel good about that? We win by getting the best player in the NBA while shipping off the guy we drafted? The guy who's given us so much? The guy who's represented the franchise in the All Star Game 4 years in a row now? The guy who started the turnaround for a perennially troubled franchise? Any win for the franchise would be huge, but I wouldn't want to do it like that.

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^agree

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if lebroned sign with us in the first place a few years back we couldve had a big 3 of chris paul james and griffin. at the time we still had gordon and kaman and aminu which were the essential piece used to get paul. and we wouldve still had dj. if he only knew

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I've been a Clipper fan for a long time, if we traded Blake (against his will) I would have to consider following another team. To be honest, I had a difficult time when we traded Eric for CP3 too (I can admit that I was wrong on that, but that is based more off his attitude with NO). Lamar left, Loved Corey but he didn't want to be here towards the end, Brand faked us out and took off.

If Lebron leaves Miami, and he doesn't go back to Cleveland, I really wouldn't want that much to do with him. He's a great player, and I know winning usually heals most issues, but it wouldn't feel like won a championship rather than have bought one. I never liked the fact that he went and joined forces somewhere else. I understand it more from Carmelo's perspective where he hasn't been able to do it as the main piece and maybe it's time to play second fiddle to win.

I'd understand if it was further down the road and he couldn't do it with the roster, but Miami has given him all the pieces to win. If he leaves there is no sense of loyalty, look at how Miami treats all there players. It's a family, and I would like for the Clippers to do the same. This starts with us showing loyalty to the first great player that has shown loyalty to us. Blake has shown loyalty to us from the get go, he didn't buy into the cursed Clippers hoopla even after his injury. He carried the team his rookie year even in the midst of being surrounded by an unmotivated Baron and Kaman.

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I'd like to have LeBron James on the Clippers but at the cost of Blake Griffin? I don't think so. I love the combination and chemistry of our core guys and I'm not willing to give that up for the best player in the league right now. I like the direction Blake is going and I just see him getting better and better over the years and eventually developing into the most dominate power forward in the league.

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