Another week, another Bill Simmons NBA column, another namedrop of Portland as a potential LeBron 2010 destination.
[Sidenote on the column: Did I miss the Simmons hat tip to Malcolm Gladwell for the "reps" idea? Bill writes, "The more you do something, the better you will be" and then applies it to the great teams in the league right now. Isn't that pretty much Gladwell's "10,000 hours to greatness" premise in his new book "Outliers," just repackaged for NBA fans? We know Bill liked Blink and that he's a Gladwell guy. Just asking.]
Anyway, more to the point, Simmons won't let go of this LBJ to PDX thing. I don't know whether to be skeptical, elated, surprised, wary or .... what?
As knowledgeable Blazers fans, what's the best response?
-- Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bill wants LeBron in Portland. What is our response?
It honestly could happen. So let's not talk about it too much and jinx it. (79 votes)
It will never happen and there's a good chance Bill is mocking us. Email war. (137 votes)
It could happen but it will take a lot of work. We should organize public displays of affection for LBJ like the Knicks fans did. (26 votes)
It probably won't happen but having our name in the discussion might help us land a different high-profile free agent. Let's just go with it and see who we land. (419 votes)
LeBron SHOULD want Portland. Obviously. Take it or leave it LBJ, I'm not going to break my back wooing you no matter what BS says. (440 votes)
2010.... Ohhhh noooooo that's the fuuuuture... don't even mention ittttttt (37 votes)
Other. (53 votes)
1191 total votes