Cedar Point and LeBron James...

Friday, July 11, 2014 3:01 PM
sws's avatar

"Cedar Point renames ride after LeBron James. Ride mysteriously cannot be found come June..."

Friday, July 11, 2014 3:42 PM
Jeff's avatar

Nah, he makes it to September 30 or so.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 4:47 PM

djDaemon said:

fearandloathing said:

...LeBron doesnt necessarily even need a max contract, which is why he has never asked for one up until this upcoming year.

Stick to rollercoasters man, no offense or hate. Theres evidence everywhere: LBJ has always been more concerned with roster than money.

So, let me get this straight... He doesn't need a max contract, but he's demanding one, because he's a team-oriented guy who cares more about putting together a winning team than money?

Perhaps you too should stick to roller coasters.

Calm down Geraldo, I know how passionate you are. I said LBJ was polarizing and I even said up until this coming season he never sought a max contract. Now he can do this in Cleveland with a young all-star in Kyrie and they are most likely trading Wiggins/Bennet/Waiter to Minny for Love (which really upsets me because Ainge had been pursuing him for the past month or two).

But I am happy for Cleveland. ESPN should just move there now with James coming home and Johnny 8-Ball being hounded by TMZ. LOL

Last edited by fearandloathing, Friday, July 11, 2014 4:48 PM
Friday, July 11, 2014 4:52 PM

LBJ has also committed to Cleveland, still dont know the numbers they will need to crunch to make this work. He might not even be signing for the reported 20.4 million MAX because they are also trying to recruit Ray and Miller (combine this with Love's salary) and this could be kind of tricky to make the numbers work.

So calm down people! :p

Friday, July 11, 2014 7:45 PM
Jeff's avatar

Seems to me you're the one who needs to calm down and stop insulting people. Argue your position, fine, but don't be a jerk.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 9:22 PM

I was being cheeky! Love all around!

Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:37 PM
James Whitmore's avatar

Two small observations from my trip to CP yesterday.

While on Raptor the spiel included, "Thank you for riding King James"

I noticed several James/Cavs #23 jerseys. Did I notice them because I was subconsciously looking for them because of the news? Ohioans are slow to update their wardrobe? Is it an actual show of support?


Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:44 PM
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I don't love cheeky, all around or not.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:15 PM
Maverick00's avatar

^^It's a show of support. Many people have been wearing James' #23 jersey since the news broke. I'm glad I never burned mine.

Cedar Point will always be The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, regardless of the number of coasters they have.

Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:53 PM
rollergator's avatar

Regardless of how LBJ's career arc turns out, there is but one #23...

Monday, July 14, 2014 10:11 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar

...which is why he is wearing #32 now. LeBron stated in 2010 I think that he would like to see the #23 retired from use in the NBA as a whole.

Monday, July 14, 2014 11:57 AM

Too bad that $$ isn't a number. I guess 55 or 20 would more suitable. As a Pacers fan, I couldn't be happier that he went back to Cleveland.

I hope that King James isn't the new name for Raptor. I was hoping they would paint Wilderness Run/Jr. Gemini green and name it Sir James.

Monday, July 14, 2014 3:11 PM

This isn't the most serious thread ever, but I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned that Cedar Fair has been down this road before, with the Intimidator rides. I assume they're happy with how that's working out. Although it seems they would notice that a decent portion of their customer base are probably Pistons fans.

If it were me:

- rename Top Thrill Dragster

- figure out a way to put the LeBron logo at the top

- open a Cavs souvenir stand at the base

- Profit!

(But I've always thought TTD was kind of a dopey name. Not as dopey as Wolverine Wildcat, but still...)

And for those who want a basketball joke, they could put a B&M dive machine next to it and call it Anderson Varejao.

Monday, July 14, 2014 3:45 PM

Vareflop is good. But Lebron is no slouch. There are some good compilations of Lebron flopping on youtube and some high school kids who had made their own Lebroning videos.

Monday, July 14, 2014 3:59 PM
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I doubt they'll permanently rename anything.

Sounds like a publicity stunt.

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Monday, July 14, 2014 4:01 PM
Jeff's avatar

They should rename Gatekeeper, and make you get off at the mid-course brake. You know, three quarters into the ride you have to quit.

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Monday, July 14, 2014 4:05 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

But only if you get off at the mid-course to go get on a better ride.

Monday, July 14, 2014 4:12 PM

But that wouldn't be consistent with the NBA's rule that only the last 5 miinutes of the 4th quarter and the playoffs count.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:13 PM
OhioStater's avatar

Since the (pre-decision) inept Cavs organization failed Lebron while he single-handedly carried the team for seven years as a one-man show, I'm trying to come up with a witty analogy for a coaster that did the same for Cedar Point.

I just can't think of one.

The Cavs failed Lebron, not the other way around. The idiotic "decision" is coincidentally the best thing to ever happen to this organization who hopefully can, for the first time, show true greatness.

Last edited by OhioStater, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:51 PM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:41 AM
eightdotthree's avatar

While Cedar Point wasn't failing, Magnum XL-200 certainly catapulted them to into the future.


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