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PBT Extra: Will LeBron get booed upon his return to Miami?

Aug 14, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT

The NBA schedule is out and that has led to some interesting questions that Jenna Corrado throws at me in this latest PBT Extra.

First off, off a strong performance so far with Team USA how much pressure now is on Derrick Rose heading into a season opener in Madison Square Garden against the Knicks?

What kind of reception will LeBron James get on Christmas Day when he returns to Miami? (Some boos, but not the raw anger we saw when the Heat first went to Cleveland.)

The Spurs are on national television less than the Cavaliers, the Clippers and a few other teams. Did they get screwed again?

  1. dstroi - Aug 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    There will most likely be some bitterness towards him but I don’t think it will compare to LeBron going back to Cleveland in a Heat uniform. I honestly don’t think he will care either. I personally think he is fully content and happy with his decision to go back home. It’s a monkey off of his back per se, with the willingness to stay in Cleveland for the rest of his career and put a troubled sports city back on the map. If anything, Miami should be happy that LBJ went there and won them two more rings! Next story.

  2. asimonetti88 - Aug 14, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    I doubt it, are there even any Heat fans left?

    • dls612 - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      I see some of you still rocking with the same lame a.. insults! Move on super chump!

      • reesesteel23 - Aug 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM


  3. 1friendofthepeople - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    No way.

    If its anything but a standing ovation followed by LBJ doing the NBA equivalent of tipping his hat to the fans it’ll be disappointment .

  4. uscoach - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Man, I will really lose faith in humanity if Lebron is booed in Miami. I have booed him more than many, but I am starting to come around on the guy.

    • profantasyplyr - Aug 15, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      that makes sense…

  5. rexgrossman8 - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Do they know how to boo? It’s either front-run and cheer wildly if the team’s winning, exit the stadium when the team’s down and try to re-enter the arena when the Heat mount a comeback, or just exit the stadium. The female heat fans seem like nice girls.

    • antistratfordian - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

      They know how to boo their own team in the Finals.

      • rexgrossman8 - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM

        In their fourth consecutive finals appearance.

      • antistratfordian - Aug 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM

        I know… crazy.

  6. 1friendofthepeople - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    I could understand the fans booing him after tip off, I don’t think that would be such a wrong thing to do. But not before a big display of appreciation.

  7. antistratfordian - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    “Well listen, if they don’t cheer LeBron there’s something wrong with them. He got ’em two world championships. He got ’em to the Finals four years in a row. And he wanted to go home. If they can’t appreciate him winning them two world championships, getting to the Finals four years, and deciding to go back home – uh – there’s something wrong with them.”

    – Charles Barkley

    • rexgrossman8 - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      Wise words.

  8. spursareold - Aug 14, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    The Spurs are on national television less than the Cavaliers, the Clippers and a few other teams. Did they get screwed again?

    The only time I care if the Spurs are on national television is in June.

    • antistratfordian - Aug 14, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      Same with everyone else. And only if their opponent is worth watching.

  9. csbanter - Aug 14, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    So this is the big bruhaha for the NBA, looking for social media to give its reaction to Heat fans reaction of Lebron. ……..Lame

  10. jzone954 - Aug 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Of course you’ll hear some boos. By a
    Small bunch of course, my goodness
    Is Miami the only fan base that the entire nations says what they should it shouldn’t do? Fans can’t boo anymore just because it’s Lebron? It’s all in good fun anyway. Lebron isn’t going to try to ball that night because the fans aren’t booing? Get outta here…

  11. davidly - Aug 15, 2014 at 4:35 AM

    He’ll get some boos, but the cheers will drown them out. The jeerers will be gone by the end of the 3rd quarter, leaving the stadium so empty, that you’ll wonder why the boos hadn’t been louder.

  12. ebecks34 - Aug 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Only a little bit and in the second quarter, when the fans start arriving there. They booed their team in the finals…

    In the 4th quarter they’ll be all gone, so no problems.

  13. woodrree7 - Aug 15, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Who cares! He’s a glory hound who can’t win a championship without 2-3 other stars around him. He is no more loyal than he is as great as you all make him out to be. Truth is, he couldn’t carry MJ’s jock!

  14. c2poke88 - Aug 15, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Maybe he’ll get boed, maybe not. But one thing is certain. LeBron will get buckets and the win when the Cavs visit South Beach on Christmas day.

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