I've always liked Duncan. If I wasn't from LA I'd root for the Spurs. I've always hated Tony Parker though... just something about that twat.
That's funny, me and all my friends have always said duncan is the biggest pussy in the nba I mean he even looks like he's gonna cry like the little bitch that he is. Also the Louis CK gif should be everyone's default response anytime kobe ass raped stevie responds
the blazers celtics game is as starting as testy as this thread is right now. blazers especially prezibilla is really jawing/playing physical. i'm happy the knicks pulled one out against the heat (sadly regular season is going to matter this year with home court). ray allen even had a half court pass alleyoop from rondo... gosh i remember when ray allen would dunk a lot (when he was on the bucks).
Watched that Heat Knicks game. Shocked to see a D'Antoni team playing defense!! The Heat have seriously regressed and I don't know why. They're back to that 1 on 4, Lebron-it's-your-turn-no-Dwayne-why-don't-you-go offense and it's infuriating to watch
damn just took a look at this thread. it sucks this year. welp i guess i'll catch up on the league once gb wins the SB.
Originally Posted by RFX45
Kobe's footworks is bar none unmatched at this point and he is one of the very few who still isn't satisfied with it. Check out this vids, you really do not see many, if any, players doing this.
basically the only perimeter player I know that doesn't travel on spin moves. crazy.
Originally Posted by NorCal
Can steve b, jet and rx please stfu? Kobe is better than Manu this and every year. The spurs are pretty damn good and could win it all. The lakers are the (2x) defending champs and thus the team to beat and have a good chance at a three peat. mmmmk?
Originally Posted by HRoi
The Heat have seriously regressed and I don't know why. They're back to that 1 on 4, Lebron-it's-your-turn-no-Dwayne-why-don't-you-go offense and it's infuriating to watch
Uhh it's because they lost the player around whom their entire offensive system revolves. Pretty obvious that the Heat can compete w/ anybody if their big 3 is healthy, but if not, they don't have a chance against elite teams.
Ask pundits. Ask general managers. Ask players. Ask almost anybody.
Who would like to have take the last shot with the game on the line?
Kobe Bryant wins by a country mile. Every time. (In a general manager poll this season, he earned 79% of the vote, his ninth consecutive blowout.)
There is not really any other serious candidate.
Ask me, though, (as Ryen Russillo did last week and Mike Trudell the other day) and I'll tell you I don't know who's the best, but with all due respect to Bryant's amazing abilities scoring the ball, there's zero chance he's the king of crunch time.
Bryant makes crunch time defense easy for opponents by shooting just about every time he touches the ball (over a five-year period, he mustered 56 clutch shots, to go with one assist).
ESPN Stats and Information's Alok Pattani dug through 15 years of NBA data (see table below) -- Bryant's entire career, regular season and playoffs -- and found that Bryant has attempted 115 shots in the final 24 seconds of a game in which the Lakers were tied or trailed by two or fewer points. He connected on 36, and missed 79 times.