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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    Not surprising. There's been legal battles surrounding the arena pretty much since it was announced. That being said, this was also the case with the Rams' stadium in Inglewood and that is under construction now. Judging from the article, this particular lawsuit seems to be about the city of Inglewood shirking their obligation to build affordable housing rather than anything the Clippers are doing.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    I'd agree with you if the taxpayers were being asked to foot the bill, but the Clippers' new arena is going to be entirely privately funded. It's also a good financial decision for the Clippers to get their own arena where they're the primary tenants instead of the current arrangement at Staples, where they're an afterthought when it comes to scheduling and get a smaller share of revenue than the Lakers and Kings.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    Thankfully, Ballmer isn't dumb enough to downgrade the team he paid $2 billion for from the #2 market to the #12 market. Hence why he's building an arena in Inglewood instead.
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    Atypical and Defunct Uniform Suppliers of Note

    They also made Tulane's basketball uniforms at around the same time.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    Laker fans have had no problems being mean to Clippers fans throughout our franchise's whole :censored:ty history, so screw 'em.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    In fairness, the Venn diagram of both groups would almost be one circle.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    Nothing, sadly - which means we're in the same boat as all other teams in the league. I never said we would be better than the Warriors, anyway.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    Jerry West is going to pull off something crazy this offseason, isn't he?
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    NHL 2017-18

    The Stick in Rink, much like the Ball in Glove, looks like a generic team logo from a video game that couldn't get the official license to use the real teams.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    The "imagining" is based on facts. LeBron has already had a better career than Durant... fact. LeBron still gets criticized a lot more than Durant... fact. So based on these facts, guess what one can reasonably project would happen if he had the same career as Durant?
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    And fans are equally entitled to think less of a star player for joining the 73-win team that they had just choked against.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    LeBron is by far the most criticized and scrutinized player in the NBA right now and it's not even close. Probably in all major sports, actually. It's not the stretch that you'd like to think it is to imagine that he'd get far more criticism if he was in Durant's shoes.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Not only that, they had Al Horford ready to sign there if Durant decided to stay. The Thunder were going to be better than the team that was up 3-1 on the Warriors, and it still wasn't easy enough for Durant's liking.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    It's not fanfiction, it's Durant's actual career in OKC.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    It's not conjecture, it's a valid comparison based on both players' careers.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    And plenty of context for why it's not the same. If LeBron had Westbrook and Harden on his team in his first stint in Cleveland, only made the Finals once, and didn't even win it despite being favored, he would be eviscerated by the media and fans. Especially if he followed it up by joining a 73-win team that he had just choked against in the playoffs. That's Durant's real legacy in OKC, and he still has the media and fans making excuses for him.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Wait... are you seriously implying that Mo Williams and Russell Westbrook are the same caliber player? Mo Williams wasn't even on the 2007 Cavs team that made the Finals, by the way. LeBron's best teammate on that team was Zyndrunas Ilgauskas. 1 Finals appearance with Big Z is overachieving. 1 Finals appearance with Westbrook (and also James Harden for some of those years) is underachieving. Here's the truth: you just wanted LeBron to stay in Cleveland, never get anything resembling a quality supporting cast, and never win a ring. You're mad that this didn't happen. It's as simple as that.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Getting taken to 7 games by the Celtics, Pacers and Spurs while Wade and/or Bosh get injured every year is "coasting." Joining a 73-win team and only getting taken to more than 5 games once in two years is the "hardest road."
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Star player gets tired of roughing it with Mo Williams as his best teammate, so he helps form a better team elsewhere. vs. Star player gets tired of "roughing it" with superstar and future MVP Russell Westbrook as his best teammate, so he joins the 73-win team that he had just blown a 3-1 lead against in the playoffs. Yeah, totally the same thing. I won't even get into the idea that LeBron is somehow "pathetic" for both joining the Heat and leaving the Heat... or the misogynistic comparison you've come up with for it. It's obvious that you're just one of those bitter haters who will find a reason to criticize LeBron no matter what.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Nope. Nothing compares to an NBA superstar joining a 73-win team.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Yes, but I'm also aware that the impact of a superstar free-agency signing in baseball is not the same as it is in basketball.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    No they aren't. LeBron signed with the Heat after losing to the Celtics. Durant signed with the Warriors after losing to the Warriors. The Heat didn't just get done winning a ring and 73 games without LeBron in the two years prior to him joining them. The Warriors did both of those things before Durant joined them. The Heat weren't unbeatable. They lost in the Finals twice. The Celtics and Pacers were extremely competitive with them. The Warriors with KD have yet to lose a series and have only won one series in more than 5 games. Last year, they swept the West and only lost one game in the whole playoffs. There's really no comparison. And then trying to compare LeBron going back to Cleveland to what Durant did is even more ridiculous. Between The Decision and The Return, the Cavs were an awful, dysfunctional organization that couldn't even sniff the playoffs. What Durant did by joining the Warriors is unprecedented. I can't think of a single other free agency decision in any sport that compares.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    Not really. They aren't the same.
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    2018 NBA Post Season

    I hate both. I hate KD for taking the easy way out by joining a 73-win team. I hate the Warriors for begging KD to join their 73-win team. In fairness, though, I didn't like either side even before they joined forces. I couldn't stand all the cheap free throws KD got from his rip-through move, or the free pass he always got from criticism compared to LeBron. And it should be pretty obvious why a Clippers fan didn't like the Warriors.