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    Lebron James - cool dude

    LeBron James says he bikes to most Heat home games to stay in shape | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

    I don't follow basketball, but I admire Lebron. If I had the opportunity to move to a stacked team, I would do it. Why wouldn't you give yourself the best opportunity to win......

    I love reading yahoo comments. They are the best.

    Everyone is trying to wrap their minds around why he would ride a bike. Maybe the dude just likes to ride. Is it really that hard to understand?

    A lot of people I talk to don't understand why I ride. It always has to be some end goal or reason. I almost always get the feeling that people want to ask me "why are you riding your bike, that is work, why don't you just lay on the couch and watch football"

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    I wonder what he rides? That would be one big freakin' frame!
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    Pretty cool, back in the day it was Bill Walton who cycled (and still does).
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    Well that explains why he's the greatest player in NBA history...he rides.

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    Lebron's bike posted

    there are a bunch of links to Lebron's bike if you google it.

    Pretty Sweet

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    Lebron

    I seem to remember that he bought into a bike company a few years ago... Cannondale comes to mind but don't know how that would work with their Ownership???

    Anyone know the details???

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    I wonder if he does any mountain biking in the offseason...
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    A few seasons ago TV featured a Bengals linebacker who rode a fixed gear bike to the stadium for practice and games. I'm thinking it was Frosty Rucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird View Post
    Well that explains why he's the greatest player in NBA history...he rides.
    No, this is just wrong. Michael Jordan is the greatest NBAer of all time. Period. Kobe....Nope. LeBron.....Not even. MJ, all the way.

    Of course, I fully respect your opinion as I would hope you do mine, and would assume that you are younger than I with your like of Lebron, and my like of MJ. Yup, 39 for me. I grew up with MJ dunking over (yes, over) Patrick Ewing.

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    yao ming not so redundant frame size question: hey guys I'm 7 foot 1, do I get the large or extra large stumpjumper?
    Keep the rubber side down

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    there is no "single" greatest NBA player of all time.

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    But if there was I'd have to second the MJ nomination...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVJon75 View Post
    But if there was I'd have to second the MJ nomination...lol.
    i would include both of them in a group of fifty.

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    When Lebron was fresh face in the NBA he was kind arrogant and snooty but he eventually paid his dues and matured a lot. I think it's great he bikes to work. Most NBA players would worry about the "bling" factor to ever ride their bike to work. Totally agree with this. I hope he can influence more inner city kids that riding a bike can be fun and not just for poor people.

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    Forget rollin' on 29ers, these guys need 35s like my truck has...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail6 View Post
    Pretty cool, back in the day it was Bill Walton who cycled (and still does).
    Some cool pics of BW and his custom Holland exogrid

    Anyone see Bill Walton on his Holland on PCH in OC yesterday?

    A few years back I was running in the Santa Monica Mountains. It was an out & back just past Trippet Ranch. I was taking a break at the turnaround and coming up the hill I just climbed was this tall, lean guy pushing like crazy. He stopped and I said..hey great job, that's a steep climb there. He took off his helmet and I recognized him right away. It was Reggie Miller. He said, "thanks , yeah that's tough, glad I can do it". I acknowledged him and told him what a great player he was. Again ,he was very cool.."thanks, just trying to stay in shape and not bloat up like all the guys I played with after they retired." I said..."you're way ahead of the curve". Nice guy.
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    [QUOTE=Giant Chachi;9991696]No, this is just wrong. Michael Jordan is the greatest NBAer of all time. Period. Kobe....Nope. LeBron.....Not even. MJ, all the way.

    Of course, I fully respect your opinion as I would hope you do mine, and would assume that you are younger than I with your like of Lebron, and my like of MJ. Yup, 39 for me. I grew up with MJ dunking over (yes, over) Patrick Ewing.

    Actually I'm 51 and an avid NBA fan....MJ was a great scorer and clutch in the post-season with lots of rings.The Bulls were still a contender when Jordan retired early,the Cavs went from best record in NBA to worst without James.

    James is faster,stronger,better rebounder,better passer and IMO the most complete player ever.
    Oh...by the way,Pippen over ewing was my favorite dunk ever,a disgrace dunk.

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    Brandon Roy is pretty in to mountain biking as well. Cool to see this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    A few seasons ago TV featured a Bengals linebacker who rode a fixed gear bike to the stadium for practice and games. I'm thinking it was Frosty Rucker.
    That was Dhani Jones, which rode a Surly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryeti View Post
    That was Dhani Jones, which rode a Surly.
    That's it, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird View Post
    Well that explains why he's the greatest player in NBA history...he rides.
    What? Holy short memory Batman. You might want to check out a guy named Michael Jordan and a dude named Kobe. Lebron may very well go on to be the greatest ever but right now, with one title? Hell no.

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    i'd imagine it's a little more tempting to commute in Miami weather than Cleveland weather during the league's season in full swing thru the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    What? Holy short memory Batman. You might want to check out a guy named Michael Jordan and a dude named Kobe. Lebron may very well go on to be the greatest ever but right now, with one title? Hell no.
    MJ yes... Kobe not even close. LeBron is on another level than Kobe, but neither will ever reach MJ's level.

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    Him and D-wade have attended Critical Mass rides before. James even did a 21 mile ride before a game once. His 29er is pretty cool. Looks proportional on him with the bigger wheels.

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    He also still hosts an annual charity bike ride in his hometown, Akron, Ohio, dubbed the King James Bikeathon or something like that.

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    John Starks...

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    No, this is just wrong. Michael Jordan is the greatest NBAer of all time. Period. Kobe....Nope. LeBron.....Not even. MJ, all the way.

    Of course, I fully respect your opinion as I would hope you do mine, and would assume that you are younger than I with your like of Lebron, and my like of MJ. Yup, 39 for me. I grew up with MJ dunking over (yes, over) Patrick Ewing.

    Actually I'm 51 and an avid NBA fan....MJ was a great scorer and clutch in the post-season with lots of rings.The Bulls were still a contender when Jordan retired early,the Cavs went from best record in NBA to worst without James.

    James is faster,stronger,better rebounder,better passer and IMO the most complete player ever.
    Oh...by the way,Pippen over ewing was my favorite dunk ever,a disgrace dunk.
    Over both Pippen and Jordan in the playoffs-left handed by the way!!!!

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    John Starks was one of the most annoying players ever. I hated that guy and Patrick and Van Gundy and probably the rest of the Knicks from then and now too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    When Lebron was fresh face in the NBA he was kind arrogant and snooty but he eventually paid his dues and matured a lot. I think it's great he bikes to work. Most NBA players would worry about the "bling" factor to ever ride their bike to work. Totally agree with this. I hope he can influence more inner city kids that riding a bike can be fun and not just for poor people.
    Lebron got over his arrogance and became humble much much sooner in his career than MJ did, come to thing of it, Jordan NEVER stopped being an arrogant p****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBerNick View Post
    Lebron got over his arrogance and became humble much much sooner in his career than MJ did, come to thing of it, Jordan NEVER stopped being an arrogant p****.
    Kinda funny when they met. Jordan is not impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Kinda funny when they met. Jordan is not impressed.
    MJ was the NBA's phil leotardo...kind of old school and all business...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBCanuck View Post
    yao ming not so redundant frame size question: hey guys I'm 7 foot 1, do I get the large or extra large stumpjumper?
    Yao is actually 5 inches taller than that.

    He's...huge.

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    Don't you think MJ has every right to be arrogant ? for all the reasons ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick6sic6 View Post
    Don't you think MJ has every right to be arrogant ? for all the reasons ?
    No

    But I do realize that high performers are jerks because that's what it takes to get to the top.

    Dude's got stones, who else would wear a Hitler moustache?
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    Someone needs to get Lebron some wider bars.

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    Just for you..the knickerbocker hater

    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    John Starks was one of the most annoying players ever. I hated that guy and Patrick and Van Gundy and probably the rest of the Knicks from then and now too.
    Sorry to hear that-check the standings....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick6sic6 View Post
    Don't you think MJ has every right to be arrogant ? for all the reasons ?
    Absolutley not, ever heard of class? I realize it is him making a living but seriously, its only basketball, take a chill pill. You never saw any of the other greats act like him.

    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Kinda funny when they met. Jordan is not impressed.
    Thats just how players from the Jordan era were. If you wernt on their team/orginization, you were NOT their friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by CCMTB View Post
    Someone needs to get Lebron some wider bars.
    I was thinking the same thing, he needs some 30" bars.

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    30" bars, I'm only 5'10" and ride 30.7" bars.

    This guy better ride 40+.

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    P.S.

    Jordan is still the greatest player to have ever played the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    P.S.

    Jordan is still the greatest player to have ever played the game.
    No doubt. Still an a** hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    Sorry to hear that-check the standings....

    Yeah but Mello is the greatest Knick ever.lol

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    I would ride with him....then do my best to drop him.

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    great that lebron rides. good publicity for the sport.

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