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post #14356 of 17701
or houston with lowry.

dragic as starting pg and beverly as backup pg would be so fucking good


the best thing jim buss could do to screw over phil jackson is fire d'antoni and hire steve kerr
post #14357 of 17701
I'm still kind of surprised George Karl is killing time as an ESPN analyst right now. He should definitely be coaching somewhere in the league. He was the reigning Coach of the Year when he was fired and I think the reason was because, according to the Nuggets owner, he didn't play JaVale McGee enough, or something stupid like that. There are some real crappy coaches in the league right now (Mike Woodson, I'm looking at you).
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fucking love me some swaggy p. im going to miss watching these lakers play. atleast for the next 2 years it wont be the same
swaggylicious! he really plays with a lot of joy. and hardly any defense at all.
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i would have jumped in to help. smh
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Bucks just sold for $550m. Crazy how valuable the nba is that even the shittiest team sells for that much
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Mavs - Grizzlies game was nuts

Why does the Eastern Conference still exist at this point? Remove it and rename the league the WNBA (or something more fitting)
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Mavs - Grizzlies game was nuts

Why does the Eastern Conference still exist at this point? Remove it and rename the league the WNBA (or something more fitting)

come on now... these things are cyclical. in the 80's it was only the rockets or lakers representing the western conference in the finals. seriously think about it... it was only the rockets and lakers reaching the finals out of the west in that whole decade.

there was a time where the celtics had like a decade or more long run of no losses to teams like the Dallas mavericks and Sacramento kings.

remember the bulls? they basically ran roughshod over the whole damn league in the 90's why not just have them as sitting champions in waiting like old chess champions?

the only true way to assess who would be the best overall team would be not to have a playoffs and just do it English Premier League soccer style and whomever has the best record at the end of the year is the champion. that way ever single regular season game becomes a huge war and the spurs would probably end up winning every other year.
post #14364 of 17701
It might be cyclical but this year the eastern conference should be demoted to d league. I swear the spurs bench could beat the bottom half of the teams going to the playoffs in the eastern conference. Timberwolves would just own them
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Bucks just sold for $550m. Crazy how valuable the nba is that even the shittiest team sells for that much

Kind of humorous they had a lockout last year to cut salaries on the pretext that small market teams couldn't make any money.
post #14366 of 17701
No offense to the East because I'm actually rooting for that conference to improve. But to take your EPL example, watching an Eastern Conference game nowadays is akin to watching relegated/second division clubs play. They're nice enough to watch I guess (and even entertaining if you're a supporter of the team playing), but the stakes are like, non-existent almost. Compare that to a high profile derby or El Clasico or what have you which is fun regardless of your affiliation. Different strokes imo
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It might be cyclical but this year the eastern conference should be demoted to d league. I swear the spurs bench could beat the bottom half of the teams going to the playoffs in the eastern conference. Timberwolves would just own them

so you want re-seeding? it seems fair enough, but even after re-seeding there would rarely be upsets because thats the nature of NBA playoffs (especially with the introduction of 7 game series even in the 1st round). what if after re-seeding and playing the playoffs the finals match up ends up being Pacers vs Heat? the pacers sucked in the last month, but they did great against the western conference.
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

No offense to the East because I'm actually rooting for that conference to improve. But to take your EPL example, watching an Eastern Conference game nowadays is akin to watching relegated/second division clubs play. They're nice enough to watch I guess (and even entertaining if you're a supporter of the team playing), but the stakes are like, non-existent almost. Compare that to a high profile derby or El Clasico or what have you which is fun regardless of your affiliation. Different strokes imo

an nba following the EPL model wouldn't have conferences or anything... it would just be one huge league and the top team with the most season wins would be the champion at the end of the year. it truly would probably mean that the bottom teams would be relegated to the D-league.
post #14369 of 17701
I would just get rid of conferences and divisions. Maybe not get rid of them but get rid of any significance. Top 16 records advance to playoffs. You can still have your division leaders but it'd be in name only. So suns would make playoffs this year instead of hawks

I'd also change the way the lottery works. Whether that's with a wheel or rewarding the team with the most wins that couldn't get in the playoffs (so if you have a bad season and are out of the playoffs early you still have incentive to win eg suns would at most get one win if they win their last game whereas the sixers would have more games to play and try to win the most games)
post #14370 of 17701
I understand the model if the NBA were to ever adopt it. I was just using the EPL comparison as an example of how little meaning an Eastern Conference game seems like these days.

But imagine a world where the NBA would have no choice but to relegate the Lakers to the D-League with the likes of the Sixers lol8[1].gif
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