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post #12091 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

after this video was recently posted... maybe manu is actually a magician/asshole lol8[1].gif

I dont get it. I've passed the ball thru legs a handful of times. I've dribbled thru legs too. The Cole pass was special because he was in stride... but the rest? Its not that special, pedestrian for the And1 crowd in fact. In soccer its called the nutmeg, the fact that it has a name gives credence to it not being unique.

All this spouting aside, the Cole pass was the best of the lot by miles.
post #12092 of 27206
We need him to play like this tomorrow.

"French Pastry" as Al McGuire used to call it.
post #12093 of 27206
I wonder if LBJ is trolling us

Stats completely opposite from game 1 but Miami playing some great ball. James just acting as the distributor
post #12094 of 27206
This is an awesome example of defense sparking offense by Miami.
post #12095 of 27206
Such a masterful performance from LBJ. Most of it won't show up in the box score. One of his best performances ever imo.

LMAO @ Tony Parker hitting the deck at every opportunity. Also wonder how things will turn out once they start calling moving screens on Tim Duncan
post #12096 of 27206
hellz yeah

man i almost fell out of my chair when Lebron stuffed Splitter

Spurs big 3 played merely decent (Parker, Duncan) to downright horrible (Ginobili). Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard though - amazing. kids are going to be trouble

but hey...a T-Mac sighting!
post #12097 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

MN Laker Chips do not count. smile.gif

Looked pretty easy tonight.

Too easy. I think the King is stalking in the weeds.

Stalking for 3 quarters
post #12098 of 27206
dat shit nasty as fuck.
post #12099 of 27206
Ginobili was shit. Terrible ball handling and decision making.
post #12100 of 27206
Btw as fun as that block was to watch, if Lebron had missed the block, you guys would have been lighting him up for being on the wrong end of a poster. He contested the shot really late, so it was more likely he would have gotten dunked on by an awkward-looking Brazilian

Which plays into my longstanding dislike for this "poster" mentality - people who play with effort and teamwork on defense are going to get dunked on.
post #12101 of 27206
It took me overnight to get over the pain.

Ginobili hasn't played well in a while, We will need one of his "games"- 20+ pts, 8+ ast to win 4.

I was predicting a rout here locally.

Now the Spurs need to fire back on their own in our house.
post #12102 of 27206
"The Titles He Won, the Things They Lost"

Interesting bit from the NYTimes about Tim Duncan and, basically, the wake of destruction he's left following his championships/decisions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/sports/basketball/the-games-tim-duncan-won-the-things-other-stars-have-lost.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
post #12103 of 27206
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Rodman guarding Lebron on the perimeter? You would pull one of the best rebounders ever away from his strength?

Well, it seems more important to worry about where he can best help the team in the context of that game than about playing to his strength in the abstract. The Heat don't really rebound anyway. If you can take LBJ out of his offensive game, I don't think you mind that much giving up some defensive rebounding.

And don't forget that one of the defining accomplishments or Rodman's early career was guarding Magic Johnson on the perimeter in the finals. The guy was amazingly athletic and versatile early in his career, only becoming one-dimensional (while damn impressive in that dimension) later as he got older and bulkier (and coincidentally or otherwise, increasingly bat-shi** crazy).

And just to play six degrees of Kevin Bacon with it, one of the defining moment's of Magic's career was his dominant game playing center against the Sixers in the finals - in the abstract, clearly a case of pulling a great player away from his strength . . .
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

"The Titles He Won, the Things They Lost"

Interesting bit from the NYTimes about Tim Duncan and, basically, the wake of destruction he's left following his championships/decisions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/sports/basketball/the-games-tim-duncan-won-the-things-other-stars-have-lost.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
This kind of butterfly theory angle is pointless and just makes your head hurt. Every player's success is another one's failure because sports is the ultimate zero-sum game
post #12105 of 27206
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

This kind of butterfly theory angle is pointless and just makes your head hurt. Every player's success is another one's failure because sports is the ultimate zero-sum game

Agreed - stupid article.

LOL at Pitino's Plan B of building a Celtics dynasty around Keith Van Horn.
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