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Dude, you need to study up on your SF memes. You're not the person I was mocking at all.

Hey, Neo just wants to make sure we don't forget his mastery of balls. K-Silk aint got nothing to do with it.
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I hope you are kidding. Are you really asking if OKC/Portland/Miami etc would stand a chance against 90's Bulls/Pistons even Knicks confused.gif

Can you imagine the way LeBron flops, what would happen on his first drive/dunk against those teams? Durant posting up against Anthony Mason or Dennis Rodman? Any of today's teams holding Jordan to under 30 per game in a series?

I hate Le Bron as much as the next guy but dude is a freak of nature. I think if he were allowed to body like it was the 80's he might actually kill someone. He would be both the biggest and most athletic guy on most courts. Imagine him hand checking someone. Or being allowed to just stick his huge ass out and push people around. I think he would be just fine. Same with Durant, a guy his height, with his handle, and his shooting ability would embarrass Oakley
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The more entertaining question about taking players from this era back in time is how would they do in the fights. The only prominent current guys I remember getting into fights before are Kobe, Artest and KG.

Kobe's fights were meh, Artest is obviously legendary, and part of the reason why I hate KG is that I grew up watching him cheap shot people and slink away when confronted. There was one playoff series where Anthony Peeler (was he with the Lakers or the Kings at the time?) refused to let him get away with it and just laid him out without the refs seeing it. KG tries to retaliate, Peeler straight up clocks him in the face and gets thrown out for his trouble. Of course KG backs away like a bitch when he gets punched.

I don't think Lebron or Howard would fight much because of their temperament and Durant and Curry would need protection from enforcers like Oak. Blake would get plenty of chances to fight because of his habit of trying to show guys up. Wade and CP3 are ornery guys who I think would be willing fighters (Paul being a small guy is going to eventually bite off more than he can chew).

I don't know who from today would develop that Oak/Mahorn/Mason persona if the restrictions on fighting and rough play were lifted. Maybe Larry Sanders. Reggie Evans. Perkins?
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The more entertaining question about taking players from this era back in time is how would they do in the fights. The only prominent current guys I remember getting into fights before are Kobe, Artest and KG.

Kobe's fights were meh, Artest is obviously legendary, and part of the reason why I hate KG is that I grew up watching him cheap shot people and slink away when confronted. There was one playoff series where Anthony Peeler (was he with the Lakers or the Kings at the time?) refused to let him get away with it and just laid him out without the refs seeing it. KG tries to retaliate, Peeler straight up clocks him in the face and gets thrown out for his trouble. Of course KG backs away like a bitch when he gets punched.

I don't think Lebron or Howard would fight much because of their temperament and Durant and Curry would need protection from enforcers like Oak. Blake would get plenty of chances to fight because of his habit of trying to show guys up. Wade and CP3 are ornery guys who I think would be willing fighters (Paul being a small guy is going to eventually bite off more than he can chew).

I don't know who from today would develop that Oak/Mahorn/Mason persona if the restrictions on fighting and rough play were lifted. Maybe Larry Sanders. Reggie Evans. Perkins?

Obviously Larry Sanders satisfied.gif

Evans, yes. Andry Blatche. Demarcus Cousins. Carmelo maybe. Kenyon Martin, Birdman, JR Smith. Zach Randolph might go. Michael Beasley, Artest, Kendrick Perkins and Matt Barnes for sure.

But look at those names. Not one of them would intimidate some of the older dudes.

Artest was legendary, but Ben Wallace doesn't get enough credit. That was one strong ass motherfucker. The force with which he pushed Artest in that fight in Detroit was epic. Wallace would handle Oakley, Mahorn or Mason pretty easily.



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Of the current players, I can't think of any beyond those mentioned that would truly scrap, save for Caron Butler and maybe Paul Pierce. But from the back in the day files, don't forget Xavier McDaniels or Vernon Maxwell.
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I bet James Harden would throw down if he had to.

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I don't know who from today would develop that Oak/Mahorn/Mason persona if the restrictions on fighting and rough play were lifted. Maybe Larry Sanders. Reggie Evans. Perkins?

Cousins and Stephenson (though he is kind of small for an enforcer role?) comes to mind. David West for sure and Bogut, he seems good with scrapping like it's rugby out there.

Bynum is also immature enough to try and hurt other people if some rules allow it. I think Tyson Chandler and Kendrick Perkins can get real physical too.




Speaking of rules, oh man some are just dreadful. Lats night the Raptor were losing by 20 and with about 6 minutes left in the third, they decided to hack Jordan and there was a good stretch of 25-30 minutes there of Jordan shooting or should I say, missing about half of 20-25 free throws. It really killed the game much worse than stupid out of bounds replays. Then Raptors attack on offense seems to be get on the paint and get fouled so more free throws on the other end too. God it was painful to watch.

I hate it but as the commentators said, it's in the rule book and if the coaches chooses to take advantage of it, then there is nothing you can do.
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Hack-a-Howard and Hack-a-Jordan are actually pretty funny sometimes
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Good call on Caron, David West and Matt Barnes. Barnes actually already fights now, he's just been lucky that he keeps getting restrained at the right time. But you can see murder in that dude's eyes when he's crossed.

Kenyon likes to jaw and get in peoples faces, but I suspect he'd be somewhat of a bitch in a true fight.

Oh and definitely NOT Melo. On a list of NBA guys you'd want in a fight, he'll be picked 2,457th. I remember once he sucker punched someone who was being held back on the baseline and was suddenly at mid court like a lightning bolt. It was actually against the Knicks iirc lol8[1].gif

I attended a playoff game in Orlando during the T-Mac era. It was against the Pistons and we had floor seats. Ben Wallace walked by me on the way out and I swear, his arms were bigger around than my head
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Bogut? He gets under the skin of so many people and doesn't back down, I'm surprised no one's taken a shot at him. But then again, he's a reaaally big dude.
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Bogut? He gets under the skin of so many people and doesn't back down, I'm surprised no one's taken a shot at him. But then again, he's a reaaally big dude.

Kinda reminds me of when Ralph Sampson lit into Jerry Sichting. Sampson seemed like a wet noodle but this changed my view on him forever, goddam he got in 2 solid punches. He also gave Dennis Johnson a big potato under the eye.

Video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtlaqa_jerry-sichting-vs-ralph-sampson-fight-1986-finals-game-5_sport

Top 5 pussies in the league right now have to be Bargnani at #1, Dwight Howard #2, Ilyasova #2, Chris Bosh #4, Shane Battier #5.

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Oh and definitely NOT Melo. On a list of NBA guys you'd want in a fight, he'll be picked 2,457th. I remember once he sucker punched someone who was being held back on the baseline and was suddenly at mid court like a lightning bolt. It was actually against the Knicks iirc lol8[1].gif


Ha ha, I completely forgot about that one. He backed away like he was on rollerblades.

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If you hated Blake Griffin before, you have no choice but to love him now.
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Justin Bieber 'Smacked' by Blake Griffin Rumour: Witness Chris Kaman Tweets it Happened

Justin Bieber can't seem to avoid bad publicity. A new rumour about him getting 'smacked' by NBA player Blake Griffin, who plays for LA Clippers, began circulating online on Monday.

Even as reports claimed the rumours were false a tweet by LA Laker's Chris Kaman pointed otherwise.

Several popular sports blogs reported on Monday that Griffin "smacked the sh*t" out of Bieber after the singer refused to put on a shirt inside a West Hollywood Starbucks outlet, Gossip Cop reported.

The Starbucks barista is quoted as saying (via Empire Sports):

"He came in with no shirt on and his pants hanging down and underwear showing and tried to order a caramel apple machiatto.", said Joey Goldsmith, the Starbucks barista, "I just told him he would have to put a shirt on if he wanted to order."

Bieber reportedly started using cuss words at the barista and threatened to have his bodyguard, "kick his ass".

Griffin, who was sitting at a table nearby, decided to intervene and settle things down but Bieber's aggressive behaviour resulted in him getting smacked and knocked down to the floor by Griffin.

"I saw Justin stumble out of the door looking like he was crying," added the barista.

Gossip Cop subsequently reported, after checking with a source close to Bieber, that the story was false. As per the 'source', the rumour was "made up", as Justin had "not returned to Los Angeles for weeks".

But the following tweet by LA Laker's player Chris Kaman points towards the report being true after all, at least to an extent.

Kaman, who played with Griffin for one season with the Clippers, claims that he saw the basketball player roughing up Bieber, though not exactly in the same way as reported earlier:
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Chris Kaman ✔ @ChrisKaman

I was sitting in the corner of Starbucks and Blake did not smack Bieber! Well at least not that hard.....
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ahahahhahahaaaa

also ANTHONY PEELER!!!!
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

If you hated Blake Griffin before, you have no choice but to love him now.

Yes, we get more star sightings in LA than in some other cities, but Kaman, Griffin, and Bieber all coincidentally being in he same WeHo Starbucks at the same time . . .
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To be fair, Griffin and Kaman are both part of an LA team that are both at home this week and they used to be teammates so them being in the same shop isn't too far fetch. And Bieber being a douche isn't a surprise.
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