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post #8251 of 18038

lol. skip and stephen gets owned. they're such fucking dumbasses. why the get paid to spout bullshit is beyond me
post #8252 of 18038
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

Similar to what KG and Rondo did after they lost to the King...

You mean, like, a taste of his own medicine? I gotcha.
post #8253 of 18038
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

You mean, like, a taste of his own medicine? I gotcha.

Except I don't think Lebron was really butt hurt about not shaking their hands after he won like everyone else was butt hurt when he didn't shake theirs a couple of years ago.
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What does your post have to do with my post?
post #8255 of 18038
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

lol. skip and stephen gets owned. they're such fucking dumbasses. why the get paid to spout bullshit is beyond me

This was great,
post #8256 of 18038
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Ummm, CP3 immediately made the Clips contenders (while being hurt btw). CP3 makes everyone on the court better, look at the Hornets after he left, they were practically in the playoffs every year he was there with some bums. He made Chandler score more points, look at his average now. He made Okafor looks much better than he was, look at him now. Same with DWest, look how terrible he is in the Pacers (averaged 12/6 while he average 20/8 with CP3).
Seirously, you don't consider the arguably best PG in the game for the past 5-6 years and has led his team to the post season almost every season as a Superstar?

He disappeared in the Spurs series.

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I guess we really have to qualify players to be considered Superstar, as in the tier 1 of players you would start a franchise with like Kobe, Lebron, Wade, Durant, Howard, etc...
Kobe won championships and I am not sure I'd categorize Pau as a Superstar. A legit All-Star like Bosh but I'm just not 100% sure on Superstar status.
The 2004 Pistons championship team for sure won w/o a legit Superstar, no arguments there.
The Spurs really only had Duncan as it's Superstar as well, Parker wasn't in his peak in the first 3 titles and I am not sure he is a Superstar right now? Maybe he is considered a Superstar now that the Spurs is his team and not Duncans anymore? Robinson was on his way out too in his title runs with the Spurs.
Heck the Mavs only had Dirk last year as a Superstar.
In the past decade, I think the Heat is the only team that has won with 2 legit Superstars (tier 1) and 1 All-Star (tier 2) players all in their prime.

I'd put Parker in the top 5 PGs, but def not a superstar. Inconsistent in the OKC series. If he can't get in the paint, it detracts significantly from his game.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) lol. skip and stephen gets owned. they're such fucking dumbasses. why the get paid to spout bullshit is beyond me

^thanks for this. smith and bayless got debased and exposed for fools. its too bad they still waste time and space on espn.

the best part is how smith starts complaining for not having enough access as the reason for shitty reporting and insinuating not having enough time to analyze game tape to ask relevant questions pertaining the game.... hahha fucking cry me a river motherfucker -

espn does have a billion dollars and thousands of analysts - truehoop and hollinger do actually research into the advanced statistics and components to why a team won/lost - smith could've easily applied analysts from in house espn reporters/stat guys/analysts to ask relevant questions during interviews - but all he does is just yell loudly about generalities and patently obvious.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

This was great,

+1

Mark Cuban knows his shit. I have to agree with his point about the generalities.
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

This was great,

+1. i saw them at work, and lol'ed. cuban is awesome.

also, this thread brings the lulz.
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Honestly, what are they supposed to say? "90% of our viewers are idiots who can't really think about basketball at the level of complexity with which it is played and prefer smug morality tales that cast themselves as a hanging judge? And, yeah, the only reason were here is we know how to give them what they want?"
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Originally Posted by AldenPyle View Post

Honestly, what are they supposed to say? "90% of our viewers are idiots who can't really think about basketball at the level of complexity with which it is played and prefer smug morality tales that cast themselves as a hanging judge? And, yeah, the only reason were here is we know how to give them what they want?"

no, but they dont have to be asshoes all the time.

it was refreshing to see someone as smart and quick as cuban pwn these fuckers. i hate those guys, but they are bright and quick witted, which often gives them the appearance of "winning" an argument, despite being ass backwards in their opinions. they couldnt pull that shit with cuban. that was what i enjoyed.
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So I've been in mourning and unable to post since Thursday night (actually, I've been out of town and away from my computer).

Congratualtions to the Heat for showing their superior experience and winning the series. Not only did LeBron and Chris Bosh step up, but so did their "role players" such as Battier and Chalmers and Wade had a solid overall series. Hopefully the ridiculous criticisms of LeBron will stop (maybe most of you are too young to remember that people said the same things about Jordan until he won his first championship).

The Heat certainly deserved to win the series, though I wouldn't trade the OKC roster for the Heat's roster, since OKC is so deep and so young. If the Thunder can keep the team together, they have a lot of winning seasons in their future. I agree, though, that Westbrook is the most maddening player in the NBA. Quit hoisitng up long-range jumpers when you're hitting 20% and have the NBA's leading scorer on your team!!!
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post

Hopefully the ridiculous criticisms of LeBron will stop (maybe most of you are too young to remember that people said the same things about Jordan until he won his first championship).

Don't open that can of worms again. First of all Jordan didn't abandon his team and joined another mans team. He stuck around and won 6, how many will Lebron win? Who knows? It took Jordan 7 years to win a chip and Lebron took 9 years and a short season (takes nothing away from them but if the Spurs gets an asterisk for it, the Heat should too). Jordan only had Pippen, Lebron had Wade & Bosh. Etc... Etc... Etc....
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i think it's partly because heats kept sagging back to give him room for easy shots. only westbrook kept missing them. but his overall fgp wasn't that bad., like 45% or something.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I dunno if I agree with RFX about the max contract qualification. there are less than 10 superstars and what, 28 team payrolls? there will be 2nd tier guys that will get max contracts and that's probably fair market value. I do agree with the butt-in-seat criteria. I forgot Rose, add him to my list.

By max contract = Superstars I meant deserving max contract not those who simply got one, I mean Joe Johnson, Rashard Lewis, Arenas, etc... comes to mind. I used Bosh as an example, he isn't a Superstar but if I were Toronto and he is the best I could get, then yeah I'd offer him a max contract even if I do not believe he deserves it.
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