or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment, Culture, and Sports › NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread - Page 934

post #13996 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

wow you have to be like 70 years old

No, I was only six months old when I saw the games smile.gif

Srsly, I was about 14 in 1964 when I went to many games.

I lived in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and took the D train into the city to the Garden.

I went with my cousin and I think the whole night cost us $5 or $6 each!

In some ways, those were the days.



Above is a pic of a 1964 ticket from the net. I had some good collectibles but didn't keep a thing.
Edited by rnoldh - 3/10/14 at 11:39pm
post #13997 of 27250
Was basketball much better in those days before this newfangled nonsense like the "shot clock" biggrin.gif
post #13998 of 27250
wow. rnoldh is even older than me! my first pro basketball game was the denver nuggets with spencer haywood. don't remember who they played. remember the ball was red white and blue.
post #13999 of 27250
nba at its best was the 90's on nbc. really miss that theme song.
post #14000 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Was basketball much better in those days before this newfangled nonsense like the "shot clock" biggrin.gif

 


Honestly, I would've loved to see Wilt Chamberlain take "free throws". This was before the rule that the ball had to touch the rim, so he would just toss the ball off the backboard and dunk it. Seems really cheap, but entertaining, nonetheless.
Edited by diadem - 3/11/14 at 11:34am
post #14001 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

wow. rnoldh is even older than me! my first pro basketball game was the denver nuggets with spencer haywood. don't remember who they played. remember the ball was red white and blue.

Yeah, I remember the red, white and blue ball too. I think it was only used in the ABA, pre merger.

Quote:
Originally Posted by diadem View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Was basketball much better in those days before this newfangled nonsense like the "shot clock" biggrin.gif

 


Honestly, I would've loved to see Wilt Chamberlain take "free throws". This was before the rule that the ball had to touch the rim, so he would just toss the ball off the backboard and dunk it. Seems really cheap, but entertaining, nonetheless.

I remember Wilt's trick "Dunk-Free Throw". But I don't think he used that play in official games much if any. It was too controversial and not allowed for very long ( if at all ). I never saw it live or on TV in a game. I do remember Wilt getting fouled a lot and taking many underhanded free throws.
post #14002 of 27250
http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/10588672/phil-jackson-new-york-knicks-expected-finalize-deal-end-week

no way phil jackson actually goes to the knicks. knicks don't have enough common sense or even a modicum of intelligence to actually make this happen
post #14003 of 27250
..
post #14004 of 27250
Thread Starter 
Fuck I don't want to fall for this stupid trap but are you going to post every time someone has a career night?

Shit! It doesn't prove your point unless those dudes average that the whole year for gods sake!
post #14005 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Fuck I don't want to fall for this stupid trap but are you going to post every time someone has a career night?

Shit! It doesn't prove your point unless those dudes average that the whole year for gods sake!

It looks easy though that's all that matters lol8[1].gif
post #14006 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Fuck I don't want to fall for this stupid trap but are you going to post every time someone has a career night?

Shit! It doesn't prove your point unless those dudes average that the whole year for gods sake!

It was a mistake. I was looking at his week instead of his night :-)

And why is Neo posting so much suddenly? You think its because he's a hypocritical idiot trying to climb back from it?

Dude. Russell Westbrook knows how to turn the basketball over. 13 in 2 games. It takes effort to achieve such a number.
post #14007 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


It takes effort to achieve such a number.

 

I think Raymond Felton would disagree!

post #14008 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


Dude. Russell Westbrook knows how to turn the basketball over. 13 in 2 games. It takes effort to achieve such a number.


turnovers are like errors in baseball. they are overrated (in a vacuum) as a liability stat in larger view of things like offensive efficiency.

examples:

- derek jeter may average less errors than the average MLB shortstop, but its probably because he has less range and takes less chances to get to the ball.

- or manny pacquiao may throw a lot of punches in a fight to the point where it looks like his punches thrown/punches landed ratio looks very low.

so russell westbrook may be out of control (to our observation) and lose some possessions, but not to the detriment that people assume. its just that he's so fast and covers so much range that those few plays where he's charging down the court on a 1 on 3, or 2 on 4 transition play (which looks like a bad numbers matchup) but can actually outrun the defenders to a point where a 1 on 3 actually is a 1:1 play (which in transition is a heavy advantage to the offensive player).

also have you seen Kevin Durants turnovers this year? I personally have him on fantasy, and he's had a lot of games where he has 10 turnovers (a ton a 8 or 9 turnover games) and a shockingly large amount of over 10 turnover games. In a vacuum KD having around 10 turnovers in a game (especially when westbrook was out) sucks, but he was so good otherwise.
post #14009 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

turnovers are like errors in baseball. they are overrated (in a vacuum) as a liability stat in larger view of things like offensive efficiency.

so russell westbrook may be out of control (to our observation) and lose some possessions, but not to the detriment that people assume. its just that he's so fast and covers so much range that those few plays where he's charging down the court on a 1 on 3, or 2 on 4 transition play (which looks like a bad numbers matchup) but can actually outrun the defenders to a point where a 1 on 3 actually is a 1:1 play (which in transition is a heavy advantage to the offensive player).

also have you seen Kevin Durants turnovers this year? I personally have him on fantasy, and he's had a lot of games where he has 10 turnovers (a ton a 8 or 9 turnover games) and a shockingly large amount of over 10 turnover games. In a vacuum KD having around 10 turnovers in a game (especially when westbrook was out) sucks, but he was so good otherwise.

I'm whining about the frustration of RW on my fantasy team. Turnovers are a counted cat and he single-handedly loses me that column all the time.

Any player that has a ball in their hands a lot is going to turn it over more than a guy that gets a few putback rebounds. To me if a guy is getting 14 assists and has 5 turnovers, I can live with it, but 7 assists with 5 turnovers is too much. Of course stats only tell one side of the story, to your point. OKC won last night, that's all that matters in the end, but there will be nights where RW turnovers turn a close game.
post #14010 of 27250
Quote:
Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I'm whining about the frustration of RW on my fantasy team. Turnovers are a counted cat and he single-handedly loses me that column all the time.

Any player that has a ball in their hands a lot is going to turn it over more than a guy that gets a few putback rebounds. To me if a guy is getting 14 assists and has 5 turnovers, I can live with it, but 7 assists with 5 turnovers is too much. Of course stats only tell one side of the story, to your point. OKC won last night, that's all that matters in the end, but there will be nights where RW turnovers turn a close game.

^i totally understand. I lost a ton of heartbreaking weeks in fantasy with KD having near 10 turnover games almost daily when westbrook was out. It was catch 22.. KD was averaging like 40pts and great assist/rebound numbers but I had to start off with a loss in the TO category no matter what.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment, Culture, and Sports › NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread