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I do as well Smile

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_ ... ing-amends

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wow. good find! i love manny also. i hope he pounds mayweather.

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Maybe Lebron told him that on the humbug. lol

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lets all hope Hedo is right. It looks like Gay and Joe Johnson are both staying put.

It's all of nothing on Lebron, work your magic Olshey.

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We will have to promise him another big time player (s). Ray Allen starting SG, EJ off the bench. A QUALITY PG since BD is hurt. S Blake works. Outlaw or $ool. Will we spend the $$$,. Guys except BG forget rookies. He won't buy it.

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Im sick and tired of getting no love from the idiots on NBA Decision (NBA TV) They keep saying its all about NJ and CHI. Makes me sick... Guess in there eyes we have no talent at all? Amazing! Evil or Very Mad

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No, it's because we've been down so long, it looks like up. This is the respect we've earned.

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^^^^^, unfortunately true. Though ESPN go leaps and bounds to ignore the Clipps or to bash them. the lack of caring from the front office for the last few decades has branded them.

the ship has been sailing in the right direction at least caring wise the last 7 years or so.

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Embarassed

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"the ship has been sailing in the right direction at least caring wise the last 7 years or so"...that's subjective at best. Unfortunately this has been a damaged ship for 40 yrs.

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The organization has taken steps towards credibility, that can't be discounted. And it's more than just subjective. High priced free agents have been brought in, players have been extended, there's a new training facility, etc.

We can takes those things for granted now, but they weren't there before 2003.

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Thats all good, but your judged by others on how many wins you end up with.

And besides Davis, how many big FA's have we brought in.

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Cassell and Mobley both made a huge impact on this organization. Probably the best and only credible FA signings that I can remember.

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lets hope Hedo is right!

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cassell was a trade, but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember.

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clipperstown wrote:
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Cassell and Mobley both made a huge impact on this organization. Probably the best and only credible FA signings that I can remember.

cassell was a trade, but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember.

"but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember".....with no disrespect toward Mobley..that's what I mean, that's our best FA signing?

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guys, i've been following basketball on and off through the last fourteen years, and its not before the season in 2007/2008 i really began to become a big fan - basketball ain't that popular in Denmark yet, but it's definitely improving. I became a fan of the clippers in that season too, so i did not experience the playoff run they had in 2006.

i've seen a lot of footage from the games, and all that, but how were we treated back then? a lot of guys, at least those i've seen through the coverage of the playoff games, seemed to respect us a lot, which of course was well deserved at that time.

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You gain respect by..winning

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tense2 wrote:
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guys, i've been following basketball on and off through the last ten years, and its not before the season in 2007/2008 i really began to become a big fan - basketball ain't that popular in Denmark yet, but it's definitely improving. I became a fan of the clippers in that season too, so i did not experience the playoff run they had in 2006.

i've seen a lot of footage from the games, and all that, but how were we treated back then? a lot of guys, at least those i've seen through the coverage of the playoff games, seemed to respect us a lot, which of course was well deserved at that time.

You gain respect by..winning

ye exactly, the respect is well deserved, but all the negativities? did they kind of forget them? just wanted to know how you experienced it, since i wasn't able to

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tense2 wrote:
clipperstown wrote:
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Cassell and Mobley both made a huge impact on this organization. Probably the best and only credible FA signings that I can remember.

cassell was a trade, but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember.

"but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember".....with no disrespect toward Mobley..that's what I mean, that's our best FA signing?

yeah i guess so lol... pretty sad, actually =/

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It's great to see so many fans of the clippers spread out all over the globe ! I remember that playoff push clipper basketball was at a all time high now there's new attention being drawn from the fans maybe not the rest of the NBA just yet but things are looking up for sure...

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Dude...I've met and seen some negative people in my life...but you take the cake. All you do is bash the team the organization and the fans. Seriously man, chill out.

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spontane wrote:
tense2 wrote:

"but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember".....with no disrespect toward Mobley..that's what I mean, that's our best FA signing?

Dude...I've met and seen some negative people in my life...but you take the cake. All you do is bash the team the organization and the fans. Seriously man, chill out.

nah Clipper Josh is worse. no disrespect Clipper Josh

tense2
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There's a difference between being negative and being realistic..I want this team to do good, but with realistic goals.

Site one post where I've have been unrealistic and just bash the team.

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We got a lot of respect, Clip.

I'll put it to you this way:

Jack Nicholson ( most popular Laker fan) decided he would jump on the Clipper ship and actually traveled to Phoenix to cheer the Clippers on. The city was painted in our colors for a brief moment and the media actually gave us some love. The Brand and Kaman tandem was arguably the best big tandem in the league. We were also one of the best defensive teams in the league that year.

The good times...

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clipper*joe wrote:
clip wrote:
guys, i've been following basketball on and off through the last fourteen years, and its not before the season in 2007/2008 i really began to become a big fan - basketball ain't that popular in Denmark yet, but it's definitely improving. I became a fan of the clippers in that season too, so i did not experience the playoff run they had in 2006.

i've seen a lot of footage from the games, and all that, but how were we treated back then? a lot of guys, at least those i've seen through the coverage of the playoff games, seemed to respect us a lot, which of course was well deserved at that time.

We got a lot of respect, Clip.

I'll put it to you this way:

Jack Nicholson ( most popular Laker fan) decided he would jump on the Clipper ship and actually traveled to Phoenix to cheer the Clippers on. The city was painted in our colors for a brief moment and the media actually gave us some love. The Brand and Kaman tandem was arguably the best big tandem in the league. We were also one of the best defensive teams in the league that year.

The good times...

thanks Joe, i really got that impression while watching the videos, i can't stop watching now and then, i keep smiling when i see em Smile i hope it wont take long before we can experience something alike again - and it looks like we definitely are heading in the right direction

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yo clip from denmark. welcome to the clipper nation. i was out in russia recently on a quick deployment and surprisingly there are people that out there that support the clippers too. all the negative comments are subjective, they are, we all know that the clips dont have a championship or seasons with winning records and we can continue to bring up all the things that went wrong, but obviously that gets us nowhere. we wouldnt be on this site if we werent clipper fans, and thats what it really all comes down to. we're clipper fans and we love the team. "at least i do" not the easiest to be a fan but hey we still watch the games and attend whatever games we can at staples. we only have the future to look forward to, and i think the future looks good. we're frustrated with the past seasons and im sure the players are too, so enough with the BS and let everyone else underestimate us so that way the win will be that much sweeter. ive watched the clippers for awhile whether it be russia, iraq, or afghan i try to stay posted. i say it every year, but seriously "this years the year".haha. with or with lebron well have good times to come. OOHRAH clipper nation

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tense2 wrote:
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Dude...I've met and seen some negative people in my life...but you take the cake. All you do is bash the team the organization and the fans. Seriously man, chill out.

There's a difference between being negative and being realistic..I want this team to do good, but with realistic goals.

Site one post where I've have been unrealistic and just bash the team.

Still wating for a reply....hope that wasn't just a hit and run dude.

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Negative Ned : )

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Chuckle

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tense2 wrote:
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Dude...I've met and seen some negative people in my life...but you take the cake. All you do is bash the team the organization and the fans. Seriously man, chill out.

There's a difference between being negative and being realistic..I want this team to do good, but with realistic goals.

Site one post where I've have been unrealistic and just bash the team.

Still wating for a reply....hope that wasn't just a hit and run dude.

Not a hit and run dude. Just not trying to waste my time. A comment was said, take it as you want, opinions differ from person to person. I would say 90% of what you have been writing since you signed up is, he sucks, f### dts(which I'm not really against), we are laughing stocks, we're never going to be good etc. If that's not negative then we have different opinions of what negative is.

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spontane wrote:
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Dude...I've met and seen some negative people in my life...but you take the cake. All you do is bash the team the organization and the fans. Seriously man, chill out.

There's a difference between being negative and being realistic..I want this team to do good, but with realistic goals.

Site one post where I've have been unrealistic and just bash the team.

Still wating for a reply....hope that wasn't just a hit and run dude.

Not a hit and run dude. Just not trying to waste my time. A comment was said, take it as you want, opinions differ from person to person. I would say 90% of what you have been writing since you signed up is, he sucks, f### dts(which I'm not really against), we are laughing stocks, we're never going to be good etc. If that's not negative then we have different opinions of what negative is.

I would appreciate specifics instead generalizations...again, please refer to specific post of what you define as negative post. I dare you to show me one post where I said we will never be good or we are laughing stocks.

If you make accusations, be prepare to back them up.

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spontane wrote:
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"but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember".....with no disrespect toward Mobley..that's what I mean, that's our best FA signing?

Dude...I've met and seen some negative people in my life...but you take the cake. All you do is bash the team the organization and the fans. Seriously man, chill out.

it might sound negative, but its pretty on track. in fact, mobley was the first decent player that actually wanted to play for us as a free agent. remarkably pathetic on the clippers part, not at all directed at mobley.

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tense2 wrote:
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The organization has taken steps towards credibility, that can't be discounted. And it's more than just subjective. High priced free agents have been brought in, players have been extended, there's a new training facility, etc.

We can takes those things for granted now, but they weren't there before 2003.

Thats all good, but your judged by others on how many wins you end up with.

And besides Davis, how many big FA's have we brought in.

First of all, I wouldn't be so quick to gloss over the Baron Davis signing.

At the time, people were falling over themselves that the Clippers could steal away a superstar of a PG. People around the league were rumbling. The team suddenly seemed poised for relevancy with that signing. It singularly defied the stigma and preconception of the Clippers being unwilling or unable to ever lure a big-time free agent.

Before Baron, there was also the Mobley signing. People can look back and point out how pathetic it is that he was the first big FA lure, but 1) you gotta start somewhere, 2) Mobley was still a legit "get" in free agency no matter how you slice it 3) It would have been much more pathetic to have not gotten Mobley.

They also stole Tim Thomas away from the Suns. Again, in its proper context, Thomas was a legit piece to a Suns team that knocked out the Lakers to advance in the playoffs, not a bad acquisition on paper.

People forget that Sam Cassell willingly re-signed with the team, even though he was getting offers from the Hawks in the off-season. The old Clippers would have let him walk. but they successfully kept the player who was their leader.


You're right though, that success is measured in wins, not personnel moves. Which is why it's frustrating to see your main guys going down with major injuries seemingly every year (Brand, Livingston, Cassell, Kaman, Griffin, Randolph, Camby, Baron). Sometimes, the best laid plans go awry. The point is, the team at least makes moves. You can argue that those moves haven't been effective and therefore useless, but I think I'd rather have a proactive front office that seeks to build a winner than the old routine of bringing in washed-up guys on the cheap and hoarding talented rookies that never have a chance of being extended or re-signed.

Just my two cents.

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spontane wrote:
tense2 wrote:

"but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember".....with no disrespect toward Mobley..that's what I mean, that's our best FA signing?

Dude...I've met and seen some negative people in my life...but you take the cake. All you do is bash the team the organization and the fans. Seriously man, chill out.

hey come on spontane his screen name is tense after all he cant help it

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journeyman wrote:
tense2 wrote:
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The organization has taken steps towards credibility, that can't be discounted. And it's more than just subjective. High priced free agents have been brought in, players have been extended, there's a new training facility, etc.

We can takes those things for granted now, but they weren't there before 2003.

Thats all good, but your judged by others on how many wins you end up with.

And besides Davis, how many big FA's have we brought in.

First of all, I wouldn't be so quick to gloss over the Baron Davis signing.

At the time, people were falling over themselves that the Clippers could steal away a superstar of a PG. People around the league were rumbling. The team suddenly seemed poised for relevancy with that signing. It singularly defied the stigma and preconception of the Clippers being unwilling or unable to ever lure a big-time free agent.

Before Baron, there was also the Mobley signing. People can look back and point out how pathetic it is that he was the first big FA lure, but 1) you gotta start somewhere, 2) Mobley was still a legit "get" in free agency no matter how you slice it 3) It would have been much more pathetic to have not gotten Mobley.

They also stole Tim Thomas away from the Suns. Again, in its proper context, Thomas was a legit piece to a Suns team that knocked out the Lakers to advance in the playoffs, not a bad acquisition on paper.

People forget that Sam Cassell willingly re-signed with the team, even though he was getting offers from the Hawks in the off-season. The old Clippers would have let him walk. but they successfully kept the player who was their leader.


You're right though, that success is measured in wins, not personnel moves. Which is why it's frustrating to see your main guys going down with major injuries seemingly every year (Brand, Livingston, Cassell, Kaman, Griffin, Randolph, Camby, Baron). Sometimes, the best laid plans go awry. The point is, the team at least makes moves. You can argue that those moves haven't been effective and therefore useless, but I think I'd rather have a proactive front office that seeks to build a winner than the old routine of bringing in washed-up guys on the cheap and hoarding talented rookies that never have a chance of being extended or re-signed.

Just my two cents.

I can't see how we can use the Baron sign as a positive big picture wise. It's not Baron fault but every fan knew Baron wanted to come home and team with Brand. When that ended so horribly as it did some of the hype turned to critism that we couldn't follow through with keeping the team together.

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Actually, I would argue that big-picture wise is the only way to justify the Baron Davis signing. It has yet to result in wins, but to have acquired him shows that Sterling is willing to write those checks, and that the organization can lure those big names. That should be par for the course for any team, but as people seem to forget, that wasn't the case less than a decade ago.

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Thought this was a great article, and shocked that it was so positive towards the Clips coming from ESPN. Can't post the link since I have so few posts, sorry if the article is too long... Clippers should hand keys to LeBron If L.A. wants a shot at him, maybe giving James and his friends free reign would help By Arash Markazi ESPNLosAngeles Archive LOS ANGELES -- I'm not going to pretend to know LeBron James or understand the inner workings of a 25-year-old athlete holding meetings with NBA teams to decide what zip code will be on his multimillion-dollar paychecks for the next five to....

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ekker3 wrote:
spontane wrote:
tense2 wrote:

"but mobley was probably the best signing that I can remember".....with no disrespect toward Mobley..that's what I mean, that's our best FA signing?

Dude...I've met and seen some negative people in my life...but you take the cake. All you do is bash the team the organization and the fans. Seriously man, chill out.

it might sound negative, but its pretty on track. in fact, mobley was the first decent player that actually wanted to play for us as a free agent. remarkably pathetic on the clippers part, not at all directed at mobley.

I agree, i dont feel its overly negative at all just very accurate. The franchise is one of the worst in modern sports history. We are still fans of the team amongst that and that might mean by default we are not extremely negative people because we still have hope.

This season is giving me more hope than i have had in a long time but i am always tenative. BG looks so exciting though!

Baron was supposed to be good but he has been a huge failure in terms of performance for the franchise.

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at 2pm eastern the Clips are meeting with Lebron! All i kno is that its our time today and if we have any shot at lebron it will happen today!

and the view of baron's performance change the minute Brand left for the Sixers. Brand was our go to guy and baron was brought here to give us a guy to get brand the ball and to get to the rack. Once brand left, we had no more go to guy anymore and people just expected baron to be the guy when that was not wat he was brought here to do. I to am disappointed he didnt step up and be the guy and just put us on his shoulders cuz he has the talent to do that. But im not going to sit here and hate on him because he didnt exceed what the organization was asking of him when he came here. He has done exactly what he as brought here to do, distribute the ball with few turnovers. I think this year is his year to prove to us if he can get the ball to our guys like BG, kaman, EJ and either Aminu or who ever we get to put at that SF spot (HOPEFULLY LEBRON!). But to say baron is a huge failure is to say he is one just because he didnt come in a become the franchise player and leader of the team even through GM changes, Coaching changes, and personnel changes. If that statement isnt based on your personal belief that just because he was our only big name player after brand left that he automatically should be our franchise player, I would be surprised.

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From Ben Maller's twitter:

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Larry King told me this week that LeBron James is legitimately interested in the Clippers roster. King visited him in Akron a few weeks ago.

about 2 hours ago via web

Retweeted by you and 5 others

http://twitter.com/benmaller/status/17579912954

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illastrate wrote:
From Ben Maller's twitter:

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Larry King told me this week that LeBron James is legitimately interested in the Clippers roster. King visited him in Akron a few weeks ago.

about 2 hours ago via web

Retweeted by you and 5 others

http://twitter.com/benmaller/status/17579912954

NICE!!!!

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illastrate wrote:
From Ben Maller's twitter:

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Larry King told me this week that LeBron James is legitimately interested in the Clippers roster. King visited him in Akron a few weeks ago.

about 2 hours ago via web

Retweeted by you and 5 others

http://twitter.com/benmaller/status/17579912954

ugh, i bet that's the last time larry king confides in ben maller.

im starting to get the feeling that LeBron's trying to make everyone think he's going to one of the front-runners (chicago, miami) only to blindside them and sign with the clippers. that would make him one of the BIGGEST stories next year.

as much as i HATE the idea, im predicting he comes to LA.

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^^^ Nice reverse psychology, Ekker. I see you working.

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