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LROD
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Name: Leonardo Rodriguez
Homepage URL: http://www.nytimes.com
Member since: October 15, 2004
Last visit: June 27, 2005

LROD has posted 13 links and 88 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

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At 20, MJ was no LeBron: King James has succeded Kobe as the bearer of the next Jordan burden and perhaps the greatest tribute to that kid is that you don't hear that question anymore.

posted by LROD to basketball at 02:39 PM on February 18 - 34 comments

Canseco disputes news story on book: "I don't know where all that came from," Canseco said. "They may or may not be true. Yeah right Canseco like you didn't mention Rafael Palmeiro, Ivan Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez already.

posted by LROD to baseball at 10:00 AM on February 08 - 15 comments

Will Phil Jackson come back to the Lakers?: "It's unfinished business," says Lakers executive VP Jeanie Buss. "Kobe has a throne to take. Phil has something to prove. There's more to their story."

posted by LROD to basketball at 03:50 PM on February 03 - 23 comments

Pittsburgh's Kevin McClatchy fears some Baseball clubs could face bankruptcy : McClatchy, the Pirates' managing general partner, warned of a growing division between big-payroll and small-market clubs that could lead to contentious owners meetings and a much harder stance during the next labor negotiations. The current labor deal with players runs until December 2006.

posted by LROD to baseball at 08:34 PM on January 28 - 7 comments

Is Tim Duncan Better than Kevin Garnett?: So here's this guy, Tim Duncan, who's got credentials galore — including six All-Star game appearances, five All-NBA citations, three MVPs, two gold rings, and probably even a partridge in a pear tree.

posted by LROD to basketball at 09:27 AM on December 09 - 16 comments

Recent Comments

At 20, MJ was no LeBron

Lebron James is King James and the other guy... Well we'll always call him: HIS AIRNESS!

posted by LROD at 09:14 PM on February 18

At 20, MJ was no LeBron

Certainly Lebron James is not Jordan and for sure he will never be…Jordan was one of a kind and for as long as basketball exist that is how is going to stay. Lebron James is a great and very exciting player to watch and even though people are comparing his #’s to those of Michael Jordan, he will never be that one for whom we cherished and even try to imitate on the court. MJ’s style was unique and we all know it, even his archenemies admit it. His Airness carried basketball on his shoulders so it will be unfair to put Lebron James or any other player in that position, but at the same time he does remind us of the golden days when MJ used to delight us with his charisma and unbelievable moves which by the way brought the game to a new level worldwide.

posted by LROD at 09:10 PM on February 18

At 20, MJ was no LeBron

Already Lebron’s numbers are better than any other NBA player at that age including MJ’s when he was 20. King James is flying High and as long as he keeps practicing and taking the sport serious, keeping that flame within him burning for that challenge of being the best, staying out of trouble and of course injuries, I think he’ll flight as high as MJ. Who knows probably one day we’ll say: His Airness and King James the best Basketball players ever…. His Airness King James

posted by LROD at 02:40 PM on February 18

Canseco disputes news story on book

This came out in ESPN this afternoon...

posted by LROD at 04:36 PM on February 08

Canseco disputes news story on book

You are right WeedyMc, Canseco thinks these book is a pay back to the league because they have not given him the chance to come back....

posted by LROD at 03:25 PM on February 08

Canseco disputes news story on book

I know what you saying Garfield and I for one hope that sports in general scrub the already infested system as we know it now, but leave the matter to the investigators and the sports officials to take care of that. I mean people that are qualify. Canseco’s book -Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits and How Baseball Got Big are nothing but the resemblance of how players with money have used any means to cheat the sport. What is worse is that they got away with it and there’s nothing we can do. Garfield I’m not for the blind eye and let me tell you something, this book is coming out Feb the 14th and Jose Canseco should change the title and called it: I used steroids and cheat it, smash hits and got big.

posted by LROD at 11:54 AM on February 08

Canseco disputes news story on book

I personally think Jose Canseco is trying to make a buck out of this whole ordeal betraying his friends and even mentioning the President, saying that the president should’ve known what was going on with steroids back when he was the governor of Texas and owner of the Texas Rangers…Canseco please stop the drama and leave baseball alone!...

posted by LROD at 10:00 AM on February 08

Will Phil Jackson come back to the Lakers?

I have to say that it will be unprecedented given Phil Jackson’s trajectory as a coach to come back after leaving the job like he did, but if you take into consideration that he likes a challenge and this one looks like it would be a great one, if not the greatest for any coach to get this young talented player (Kobe) to listen and play at the level that Phil used to have in Michael Jordan and getting him to commit to the team will be very interesting to watch. On the other hand there is $$$$$$ and money nowadays plays an important role given the fact that most of the decisions in sports are based on $$$$$ lately, I would say there is a chance we might see it happened…By the way big Diesel say today that he whishes Phil the best if he decides to come back to the Lakers. Last but not least let’s remember the relationship with the VP which looks pretty solid given the time they’ve been together. The VP looks eager to see Jackson coach her team again and who knows if that might influence Jackson’s decision. In the end I think that after all have being said and done it is up to the Phil Jackson to make the ultimate decision, and that my friend is the truth of the matter in this discussion.

posted by LROD at 12:36 PM on February 04

K1

If there is no holding allowed, I don't see Tyson getting anywhere here!...

posted by LROD at 04:52 PM on February 03

Will Phil Jackson come back to the Lakers?

No motivations, how about $$$$$$$$$$$ man!... If the VP made the comment it is very possible that they're already talking to him.

posted by LROD at 04:42 PM on February 03

Will Phil Jackson come back to the Lakers?

I feel that Given the fact that Jeanie Buss is Jackson's significant other anything could happen even though my brain can’t conceive the idea after all that has been said, but again women have a strange power over men....Who knows???

posted by LROD at 03:50 PM on February 03

Pittsburgh's Kevin McClatchy fears some Baseball clubs could face bankruptcy

Finally somebody is talking; it doesn’t take to much intellect to realize that sooner or later these crazy paydays are going to create problems one way or the other in the long run.

posted by LROD at 08:40 PM on January 28

Pedro looks headed to the Mets.

Rush of smarts to the head? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ lbb $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

posted by LROD at 09:15 PM on December 13

Pedro looks headed to the Mets.

Problably they thought Pedro wasn't worth it, but we'll all see what Pedro brings to the table next season . I for one wish him the best and hopefully with the Mets he'll win 10 or more.

posted by LROD at 08:02 PM on December 13

Pedro looks headed to the Mets.

I'll guess $50 mill will get you anything, I wonder why the Yankees gave up on him.

posted by LROD at 07:56 PM on December 13