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  1. CLEstones

    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I wish all schools did that.
  2. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    Yeah, no. We got it. My comment is sustained.
  3. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    Right. Because when someone says LeBron, we all need clarification on which LeBron is being talked about.
  4. CLEstones

    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Let's just change every team to different shades of red and blue. Then lets convolute all the alternate jerseys so no one knows who's actually playing. That way every one in every city can feel like a winner.
  5. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    I think he's going to stay in Cleveland for 2 more years. Then he will sign is second to last contract for 3-5 years with the Lakers. Then he'll resign with the Cavs on a 1-day contract to retire a Cav. Lakers - They don't make sense right now. Rockets - You are REALLY going to take the ball out of Harden's and Paul's hands to put it in LeBron's? Have you seen the Cavs no-movement offense? He doesn't work there for a multitude of reasons. Phila - Could make sense, they are young and athletic... but outside of Reddick... they have no floor spacing. That team would need some over hauling. Washington - A sleeper... has some shooters, has some bigs, has a dynamic Point Guard. Boston - lol
  6. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    The Love/Kyrie combo SHOULD have been better for LeBron. Both Kyrie and Love were much better perimeter shooters than Wade and Bosh and better free throw shooters. They were better players all around outside of maybe Bosh being a little more athletic than Love and Wade being a little better passer than Kyrie. Other than that, the 3 of them complimented each other incredibly well. As you said, the issue comes from Miami having a strong power structure and a coach who had the support of his owner/GM to implement a system. I think Spolestra is a much more competent coach than Lue and was able to be an actual coach. It also came down to LeBron. He realized the weight of The Decision and learned he had to swallow some pride to make that work in Miami... at least until he had to carry broken down Wade and Bosh to their 2nd title and 4th Finals appearance in years 3 and 4. LeBron has never been a "system" guy except for 2+/- years in Miami. Other than that, he's a hard player to develop young talent with and to have a consistent offense. The Cavs only offense is 3 Man Weave from 30' away from the basket and High Pick and Roll. When non-LeBron line ups are on the floor and the Pick and Roll fails, its a bunch of deer in headlights. Guys like Hood, Clarkson, Crowder, and IT were not bad players... they didn't forget how to shoot or dribble. But they benefited from a system. The benefited from staying engaged, from moving without the ball, to knowing their job, to knowing where shots were coming from, knowing how the offense works and is manipulated. When they came to Cleveland (read: LeBron), it was a bunch of stand, stand, stand, stand, HURRY UP MAKE A SHOT THE SHOT CLOCK IS ABOUT TO GO OFF! Its incredibly pronounced now. When Kyrie was here, he could get to the basket at will, so it never really looked like the offense broke down... even when it did because Kyrie is THAT good.
  7. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    Its a lot of this. Love went from a #1 option, on an offense that was created to play to his skill set. He then came to a team where he was a #3 option (and sometimes #4 or #5), and considered an after thought, where none of the offense was crafted to suit his unique skill set. People expected him to produce the same as he did in Minnesota with a fraction of the touches and no real offensive scheme. For 2 years, he was relegated to a corner 3-pt shooter. Yes, he lost some weight and lost some aggression, but he is still a matchup headache for 90% of the NBA. That being said, just like everything else... it comes down to timing. The Love acquisition was an absolute no brainer at the time... but the NBA was changing rapidly to small ball, pace and space, and death line ups.
  8. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    Unfortunately, our coach misses that point all the time and relegates the offense to everyone stand around, don't get the ball where you like it, forget about you for 5-10 minutes at a time, but when LeBron finally passes you the ball from 28 feet away with 2 seconds on the shot clock, you better make the shot or you're useless.
  9. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    Would probably go LeBron, KD/Klay, Curry, Green/Love. After that, I guess maybe Iguadala? Then I would think Tristian/Jeff Green/Hood would be in there. It all depends on how you would want to form your team.
  10. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    No no. The NBA determine the lane violation was "inconsequential," so no big whoop.
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    What’s the worst mlb logo least its consistent. (Looking at you, Yankees)
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    What’s the worst mlb logo

    As a Clevelander, I agree. Saying that to anyone within the City is a business decision.
  13. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    People are focusing on the the reversal call. Which is drawing attention from a slew of other calls that are nearly inexplicable (yes, I understand that its sport, its basketball, they cant get everything). The issue were missing is the volume of pretty obvious calls that went in favor of Golden State in 4Q and OT... the clear Kevin Durrant strip that was called a foul, the holding of LeBron's forearm that was called a strip, Curry slappy on LeBron's arms 4 or 5 times at the 3 point arc, the immesurably long leash Draymond has to say/do whatever he wants for as long as he wants, among others.
  14. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    I'm not a fan of LeBron's constant crying... but it seems has a constant case. In comparison, he gets the least super star calls in memory, especially for someone with his resume that continues to include accolades never done before. I believe I counted 4 easy calls that officials chose to not call last night on LeBron. The broadcast crew reinforced it. I get LBJ is much like Shaq and just impossible to officiate fairly... but I think when you have guys hitting you in the face or waking your forearm right in front of you, when Steph is guarding LBJ on the 3pt arc and he's slapping his arms 4, 5, 6 times trying to steal the ball... those are easy calls.
  15. CLEstones

    2018 NBA Post Season

    I thought it was a block, I'll be honest. However, I DON'T think they implemented the replay properly. They said they were checking to see if he was inside the restricted circle... which he was clearly outside of. It wasn't even close. So it looks like they implemented the rule completely wrong, using it to determine if it was a charge or a block, because neither official wanted to own the call. The rule states you can still be moving in order to take a charge. I guess my question was more with the entirety of the officiating. It was disastrous from the start. It just seemed like every call was going GSW's way... especially when it got late into 4Q and OT.