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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

I don't think it's boring at all! It's just one of the common critiques I hear quite often that the Spurs "brand" of ball is boring. You haven't heard peeps talk about this?

The same thing has happened over the years in baseball and tennis as well. Idiots want everything to be like a Michael Bay movie.

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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

yeah the past few years everybody called it boring but this year it i don't think i heard anybody complain of boring

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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Absolutely hear this. It's dumb as shit. Watching Spurs play is the opposite of boring, especially when they're buttfucking the heat.

I think people are referring to the "old" Spurs, who would pass the ball to Duncan and let him back his defender down and shoot a bank shot off the glass. The Spurs became more interesting to the casual fan when Duncan started sharing more of the offensive load with Parker, Ginobili, and now Leonard.
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for how much of a tool Bill Simmons is (whenever on camera) he did have a point when he was pointing out about how shitty the Miami crowd was when they realized that this might be the end of the road of this awesome (as a whole) Miami Heat run.

they booed then just walked out.

cities like LA, OKC, Chicago, San Antonio, and Boston will often give a cheer in those waining minutes even in a bad loss, just to kind of say "thank you" and appreciate the season, or more poignantly the whole run.

OKC fans haven't even won a championship, but stand and cheere their team during playoff eliminations every year like the end of a damn bittersweet corney disney movie laugh.gif
post #16429 of 18042
Funny, I thought people were complaining that Leonard didn't show up for the first two games. Now he's MVP...
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Funny, I thought people were complaining that Leonard didn't show up for the first two games. Now he's MVP...

Leonard had a sit-down interview after the game and he smiled once, tried to engage the interviewer, then reverted back to emotionless robot mode within 10 seconds. He then scratched his face with his huge man hands and there was this optical illusion where it looked like his head was shrinking and hands were bigger than his head.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

for how much of a tool Bill Simmons is (whenever on camera) he did have a point when he was pointing out about how shitty the Miami crowd was when they realized that this might be the end of the road of this awesome (as a whole) Miami Heat run.

they booed then just walked out.

this was my favourite, no comparison really...
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Diaw should be in consideration for MVP as well. His unselfish offense and creativity was providing the spacing and momentum for Spurs throughout the four games. Defensively he is weaker, but his performance against Heat is quite good there too. He nearly had a triple double in the last game.

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

for how much of a tool Bill Simmons is (whenever on camera) he did have a point when he was pointing out about how shitty the Miami crowd was when they realized that this might be the end of the road of this awesome (as a whole) Miami Heat run.

they booed then just walked out.

i wonder if hroi was one of those people
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Originally Posted by kissmyjazz View Post

Diaw should be in consideration for MVP as well. His unselfish offense and creativity was providing the spacing and momentum for Spurs throughout the four games. Defensively he is weaker, but his performance against Heat is quite good there too. He nearly had a triple double in the last game.

Diaw being discussed for Finals MVP. What a strange world this is.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

i was trying to think of a san antonio like composed team. thing is there's not a lot stretch 4s. i think spurs system could fit with knicks, pelicans, golden state, timberwolves, mavericks. pelicans and wolves need more shooters tho.

but you're right its more a passing mentality than anything. but personnel wise i think those 5 could play the spurs system if they learned it
I just disagree I guess, I don't think there's a single chance any of those teams could play this way, outside of maybe GSW after a couple of seasons of work. Basically nobody on the Knicks is a good, let alone great, passer, outside of Prigs, nobody on the Pelicans is at that level (although they could potentially have the cutting/driving down), and the Wolves just have Rubio and that's it as a passer. Love and Pekovic aren't great ball-movers either. Mavs are next closest (Calderon/Ellis/Carter are good passers), but Dalembert doesn't count, Ellis can't shoot well enough, Matrix can't shoot or pass to that level.
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

2) Where does Timmy rank among the Top 10 players of all time? (More importantly for the interests of this forum, is he ahead of Kobe? lol8[1].gif)
Duncan is ahead of Kobe to me, solidly, although not by a lot.
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post



I think people are referring to the "old" Spurs, who would pass the ball to Duncan and let him back his defender down and shoot a bank shot off the glass. The Spurs became more interesting to the casual fan when Duncan started sharing more of the offensive load with Parker, Ginobili, and now Leonard.
Tbh I wouldn't call them boring, but I don't think I'm going to be watching the Spurs next year on League Pass any more than I watched them this year (not a whole lot). The whirling dervish assist machine is incredible to watch, sure. But I have to say I'm a lot more partial to watching stars do crazy shit, and SA's players don't take that load on consistently or long enough for that to really happen. Just being honest. I get how good they are, but I also get why people don't watch them.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

for how much of a tool Bill Simmons is (whenever on camera) he did have a point when he was pointing out about how shitty the Miami crowd was when they realized that this might be the end of the road of this awesome (as a whole) Miami Heat run.

they booed then just walked out.
This is such bullshit. Simmons wrote a column about how he left that LBJ destroyer of worlds game (that game 6 where lbj couldn't miss against boston) early.
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Originally Posted by kissmyjazz View Post

Diaw should be in consideration for MVP as well. His unselfish offense and creativity was providing the spacing and momentum for Spurs throughout the four games. Defensively he is weaker, but his performance against Heat is quite good there too. He nearly had a triple double in the last game.
God I have no idea who it's going to go to. Could go to Duncan, Kawhi, Diaw, or Parker. Guess we'll see.
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post


this was my favourite, no comparison really...

It reminds you of what a dominant player Ryan Hollins was!
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

i'm going to go out on a limb and predict the Heat by at least 10 in Game 4.
1) San Antonio did move the ball really well from time to time, but they were just unconscionably hot (witness: only 21 assists).
2) Miami made a huge mistake by sagging into the middle (which had worked well in 1 and 2) and didn't adjust until halftime; when they came back out and forced the jump shooters, San Antonio returned to earth, though they still played well.
3) Miami actually played very well in the first half. Anytime you can shoot 55% in a championship game, you're doing well. it's just that San Antonio was "touched by god" hot.
4) San Antonio now does not "need" Game 4 while the Heat definitely do (a loss would let SA play the clincher at home).
5) i don't see any way in hell Miami doesn't come out blazing next game. They have always bounced back super strong after losses.
And, yes, I am pullling for the Spurs in this series and I will be blue if this prediction comes true. But i do think it's accurate.

I have been wrong many, many times, but rarely have i been so happy about it.
game 3 i thought the spurs looked better than they played because they were shooting so well. game 4, i think they played better than they looked, if that's possible. that ball was a blur and they really pushed miami on defense. that game was a flat-out ass-whipping.
post #16438 of 18042
Also, just occurred to me reading the paper this morning. Spurs could close out on Sunday, which is what day? Spurs coach's nickname is what? Think about that.
post #16439 of 18042
father pop?

popping father???

i don't get it
post #16440 of 18042
Having now seen how unathletic, hobbled, and downright inconsistent the Heat have been in this series; it makes you wonder if the Thunder could have gone the distance with them had they advanced.
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