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    Lebron James Crying About Play-In Tournament - Was All For It Last Year 🍼

    LeBron James whines about the play-in a year after championing it

    Dylan Mickanen
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    5/3/21

    Continuing the trend of whining about the play-in only when your team is affected, LeBron James followed in the footsteps of Mark Cuban Sunday evening.

    After the Lakers dropped their sixth game in seven contests and falling into a three-way tie for fifth in the West, LeBron James claimed that whoever came up with the play-in tournament should lose their job.

    "Whoever came up with that s--- needs to be fired"

    LeBron James on the play-in tournament

    However, a year ago, LeBron said he would enjoy a play-in tournament to determine the final playoff berths during the suspension of the 2019-20 season. You know, when the Lakers were the top seed in the West and their playoff opponent would need to participate in the event.

    "One thing you can't just do is go straight to the playoffs, because it discredits the 60-plus games that guys had fighting for that position," said James during the Road Trippin' Podcast in March 2020.

    "You got Portland. You got Memphis...New Orleans and Sacramento tinkering around there...so if there's five or ten games left...why not those guys battle it out? Make them play each other all five games?"

    Obviously, LeBron made that opinion during the dead period last year but his rationale was because the teams did not play a full season, the teams should be able to play their way into the playoffs.

    Well, the 2020-21 NBA season is not a full season either, it's actually ten games shorter than typical at 72 games.

    When the 2019-20 season was going to end sooner than the full 82 games, the play-in was championed by James. Now, he thinks it's a fireable offense.

    Also worth noting, the play-in tournament agreed upon following a negotiation between the NBA and the National Basketball Player's Association, an organization LeBron served as vice president of for four years before getting replaced in 2019.

    Simply, if LeBron did not want the play-in to happen, he, as the face of the league, could have pushed for a harder negotiation to ensure just the top-eight teams make it in each conference. Instead, he and the rest of the players union agreed to the format.

    Since then, between Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and now LeBron, people who signed off on the idea when they thought their team would be competing for home-court advantage are suddenly against the format after a disappointing season.

    How about instead of whining about a format you signed off on, you go out and win games.

    Since LeBron returned to the court, the Lakers are 0-2 losing to the Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors. Those two teams have a combined record of 54-75, a win percentage of 41.8%.

    Oh, and both games were at home in Staples Center.

    If the Lakers hate the play-in, they can simply not lose to teams who are ten games under 0.500 and ensure a top-six seed in the Western Conference.

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    Fukk Lebron

    He lost all credibility a long time ago

    Shut up and dribble!

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    Guy cries about everything. Did someone just tell him that they are doing this play in tournament this season?

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    he back talks on a lot of things. maybe he should that to who did his hair plugs.

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    What a bitch

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    Reggie Miller just now took a shot at Lebron for whining on the Dan Patrick show

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    Him and his butt buddy Davis have missed 55 games this season

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    Lakers such, no chemistry. Lebron venting.

    With only 9 games left Lakers are in trouble regardless of any playoff format. This team doesn't know how to compete and win right now with Lebron and AD thrust back into the lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hman View Post
    Reggie Miller just now took a shot at Lebron for whining on the Dan Patrick show
    i am glad reggie miller said something

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    I hope lebron trips on a shovel and it goes straight up his pussy
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    James is a racist black trash queer

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    James is a racist black trash queer

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    Its just amazing to me, no other color cries racism


    just blacks

    why?



    thats not a rhetorical question, i truly wonder why
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    Blacks are weak people as a whole

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    I bet if he was in the 9th or 10 th seed, he would demand a Play-in game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Blacks are weak people as a whole
    black women are actually very strong



    that is why most successful black men dont marry them
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    Quote Originally Posted by RudyRuetigger View Post
    black women are actually very strong



    that is why most successful black men dont marry them
    black men probably look the best overall



    black women are usually very ugly overall



    chinese women are ugly


    chinese men are better



    i could go on
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    If you miss more than half the games in a season and you win the championship there should be an asterisk on your ring.
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    Seriously people. What did you expect from James. He is nothing more than a whiny Black man doing what he was raised to do. Whine and cry about everything that does not go his way. The stupidity of James, and many Blacks in general shines brightly. They do not realize that they are destroying their race, piece by piece. Very few people in other races respect Blacks. They are destroying sports, in general. How many people in here have the same interest in Pro Football and Basketball now that they had 5 years ago?

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    He wants the guy fired? Just like the Houston front office guy who supported Hong Kong?
    Lebrick has made it clear, he believes the USA = ccp, and he is commie in chief. Fukkkk him and his demands. Let him choke on his tears while he eats his caviar

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    Lakers have lost Schroder for the rest of the regular season. Going to be in that 7th spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBetYou View Post
    Lakers have lost Schroder for the rest of the regular season. Going to be in that 7th spot.
    Schroder and Andre Drummond

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    Serves them right. They've treated Marc Gasol v.poorly. Seems like their best centre to me yet they effectively dumped him when Drummond became available. Drummond just not a very bright guy, and not a winning attitude.

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    Why are Lakers still clear favorites to win the West?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Guy cries about everything. Did someone just tell him that they are doing this play in tournament this season?
    Agreed. When is he not whining and crying about something?
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    The only thing that surprises me is he didn't declare it racist. Yet.

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    this puzzy is always crying, nothing new to see here, basketball players are soft/lazy/pansy azzes and everyone knows it

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    Schroder accidentally revealed to a German TV station that he & James are the only Lakers not vaccinated.

    So Bronny is a vaccine skeptic haha...

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    “Vaccinating is a difficult thing for me (…) I think LeBron James is not vaccinated and I’m either (…) I’m someone who doesn’t like to take painkillers. I always try to do without them to get along with whole things (…) Quarantine? I can not do that again. If that happened now, I would skip a series completely. I couldn’t deal with that myself”.

    This is why Schroder is not on a big contract. Got the athleticism of an NBA star, and a fair amount of skill to match, but... a knucklehead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBetYou View Post
    “Vaccinating is a difficult thing for me (…) I think LeBron James is not vaccinated and I’m either (…) I’m someone who doesn’t like to take painkillers. I always try to do without them to get along with whole things (…) Quarantine? I can not do that again. If that happened now, I would skip a series completely. I couldn’t deal with that myself”.

    This is why Schroder is not on a big contract. Got the athleticism of an NBA star, and a fair amount of skill to match, but... a knucklehead.
    a knucklehead because he chooses to use his brain and not be a zombie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    a knucklehead because he chooses to use his brain and not be a zombie
    Of course! I forgot he's a medical expert. He knows better than the scientists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBetYou View Post
    Of course! I forgot he's a medical expert. He knows better than the scientists.
    right because "scientists" cant lie. I just bet 30, 000 on lakers +5 tonight do u believe me

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