I'm saying bad publicity from "the decision" caused some people to get a negative impression of the team and the city, but I am NOT endorsing all of those negative impressions as being somehow "correct".
You misunderstand me. The self-evident truth wasn't that those people were "correct"..although we're splitting hairs here. The self-evident truth you've been peddling is that those reactions actually represent people in general. Most everyone else ITT has disagreed with that, but you keep insisting that the impact is obvious..and your only support is some random handful of people that you now admit might not be correct.
If you want to refine your argument to the following, then I'd have to go ahead and concede that you're right.
1. Some number of dumb people voiced this opinion.
2. There are lots of dumb people in this country.
3. Therefore a lot of people will share this opinion and there will be an economic impact.
Still, there's no need to paint me as doing something I'm not doing just because it makes it easier for you to somehow make me the villain. I don't "talk down" to anyone, and there is no "conjecture" to "pass off as fact" - those are patently false statements.
I wouldn't expect many people to understand that, though. You have to be able to look at it from a perspective other than your own to understand how much it harmed the people there to have LeBron leave the way he did.
Anyone who knows even a little bit about economics can easily see how that would happen.
LeBron's negative impact on Cleveland when he left, and particularly by his leaving in the manner he did, was far greater than the corresponding positive impact he had on Miami's economy. In fact, the difference is likely so great it isn't even worth a comparison.
But I digress. No offense, but I'd rather not get into another argument where I have to explain economic concepts to someone (or several people) only for them to disregard what I've just said and purposefully continue on in ignorance because they do not want to admit that I might be right.
No offense, but you probably don't know enough about economics to truly be able to tell if an impact was made, let alone how much it was.
Just a little compilation of things you've posted ITT.
6/28/2013 11:44 AM (edited)