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post #10996 of 18448
jesus, stat out for another 6 weeks frown.gif he was playing legitimately strong inside the paint. Can someone who watches the Knicks explain to me why Chris Copeland has fallen out of the rotation confused.gif The guy is a scorer from inside and out, high energy. Last time he played any real minutes was about a month ago I think, he had like 22 point in 20 minutes. Instead Woodson is bringing in Kenyon Martin and Steve Novak who hasn't had a good shooting game (except for tonight) in about 20 games. Woodson does not like to play young players and I think that is a problem with his coaching style.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

jesus, stat out for another 6 weeks frown.gif he was playing legitimately strong inside the paint. Can someone who watches the Knicks explain to me why Chris Copeland has fallen out of the rotation confused.gif The guy is a scorer from inside and out, high energy. Last time he played any real minutes was about a month ago I think, he had like 22 point in 20 minutes. Instead Woodson is bringing in Kenyon Martin and Steve Novak who hasn't had a good shooting game (except for tonight) in about 20 games. Woodson does not like to play young players and I think that is a problem with his coaching style.

seems like you already have the answer to your question
post #10998 of 18448
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Originally Posted by life_interrupts View Post

RE: Wizards, I'm having serious concerns about Sam Cassell being Wall's tutor. With the competent big men and a least one spot-up shooter, Wall should drop 6-8 dimes a game, but he's not there yet. He needs Rod Strickland to leave Kentucky and work with him again.

What Doc Rivers could do for Wall
post #10999 of 18448
Bird Man's tattoos are darkening and staring to look like Vietnam vet turned biker/inmate ink. He is a poster child for why you should avoid doing this to yourself.
post #11000 of 18448
This is the dunk of the season

post #11001 of 18448
was going to post it last night, fucking incredible

clippers baby clippers
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post #11003 of 18448
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

This is the dunk of the season

eh, that's like when i was 16 and dunking over my 8 year old brother in the backyard
post #11004 of 18448
cept that was on your Jordan jammer in your backyard
post #11005 of 18448
aint gonna lie, it was a 9 foot rim
post #11006 of 18448
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

eh, that's like when i was 16 and dunking over my 8 year old brother in the backyard

Yo, you serious?
post #11007 of 18448
Backward culture makes punch line of Brandon Knight for trying to stop DeAndre Jordan's dunk
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Outside the window within the coach's office, we could see Brandon Knight still on the court inside the Detroit Pistons' basketball facility. These had been hard training camp practices, and yet Knight still hadn't gone home. The Pistons' coach, Lawrence Frank, nodded toward him and shook his head.

"He won't leave the gym," Frank told me on that September day. "We have to chase him out at night."

When Knight had plantar fasciitis in the offseason, Frank had to confiscate Knight's sneakers so he couldn't sneak into the gym and play against doctor's orders.

"This kid will get every ounce out of his ability," Frank promised.

For this, he's a punch line now. He's a joke. For everyone celebrating Jordan's fantastic lob dunk over a guard some 8 inches shorter and 80 pounds lighter, they've made Knight an object of ridicule. A widely followed parody account of comedian Kevin Hart tweeted that Jordan had been brought up on "charges of rape & aggravated assault against Brandon Knight," and tombstones declaring Knight dead were popping up on the Internet.As the Los Angeles Clippers crushed the Pistons on Sunday, Knight did something that surprised no one within the franchise: Between DeAndre Jordan catching a lob and dunking on Detroit, Knight leaped and tried to stop him.

The message is clear to players everywhere, on every level: Run away. Hide. Don't try to take the charge. Don't try to disrupt the play. There's no reward. This is how backward the basketball culture has become, how twisted the value system.

This time, it was Brandon Knight. A year ago, it was the Clippers' Blake Griffin dunking on Kendrick Perkins. As a center, Perkins is bigger, stronger, and that makes Griffin's dunk more impressive. They gave Perkins this treatment, too. Even now, he still comes back for more.

"If I was in the same position, in the same rotation, I'm going to jump again and again and again," Perkins told Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears. "A lot of people are afraid of humiliation or don't know how to handle embarrassment or would even get embarrassed. I don't care.

"That's my job. How will my teammates look at me if next time I just back out of the way and just let him dunk when I'm supposed to be defensive-minded, a shot-blocker? That would be a coward move on me.

"He'd just have to dunk on me again."

Jordan made a spectacular play. No one will soon forget it. So congratulations and all. Jordan has a $43 million contract and yet still doesn't have one offensive move, an ability to score outside the paint. Yes, he can leap, dunk on little guys. And somehow that makes him an achiever in the sport now. After this, perhaps even a folk hero.

For Brandon Knight, who had the guts to stand in there, there were prominent people writing that he had been raped and assaulted and killed on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Eight inches shorter and 80 pounds lighter, Knight understood the right thing is seldom ever the most popular. Brandon Knight didn't run and hide, didn't spare himself the humiliation.

The culture of this sport has never been so backward, never so twisted. Hell of a dunk out of DeAndre Jordan, but maybe the wrong player gets the ovation.
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he shoulda just not jumped
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Thread Starter 
What's the excuse for Knights ankle breaking?
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post #11010 of 18448
^^ Don't distract from the unconsciousness of that dunk. That shit will make plays of the week and Shaqtin' a fool at the same time.
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