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Originally Posted by AceBoogie View Post

Idfnl is the type of boss no intern wants to have

I don't doubt it. I fired an intern not long ago (in my defense, first time). My expectations of anyone that I pay money for a service are the same. I don't deduct weight because of the word "intern". I pay, you perform. Special flowers like you probably don't like the accountability.

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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

Haha. And if every superstar gets this treatment (on pivots and catching the ball, it's true, esp Durant and Aldridge) then honestly honestly honestly why should anyone care...


But LBJ has always had an incredibly low foul rate, for his entire career. That's not EVIDENCE of anything. I'm far more willing to concede that he sometimes travels than that refs miss a lot of fouls on him that should be called. I just flat out don't think that's true. I also recall an analyst breaking down the film and finding only a couple of missed calls during that stretch but nothing fishy. Can't find that either. There are also articles from earlier in his career explaining his super low foul rate. http://howtowatchsports.com/2010/01/lebron-james-foul-issue-a-rebuttal/, http://basketballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=899

A superstar shouldn't receive preferential treatment from the league. That's why I care. I've provided you the evidence you asked for, and it's just a sample. I've watched Lebron travel in basically every game these playoffs and never get called for it. And last year. And the year before. The travel no-calls are pervasive with many players.

Regarding the low foul rate, the rebuttal is pretty weak but I get his point. It doesn't account for the fact that this guy plays a lot of minutes, has the ball almost all the time, and attacks and defends aggressively. And still he has among the lowest foul rates on the planet? You look at that list of players in both articles and nobody handles the ball anywhere near as much as him except for (gasp) Kobe and Wade... more stars. Its not just about all the facts you look up, its how he plays in the face of those facts.
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In every sport where there's some type of real-time interpretation of rules that are somewhat open to interpretation to begin with you get the superstars able to push the margins a bit more because of who they are. Richie McCaw is a pretty good example of this.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

A superstar shouldn't receive preferential treatment from the league. That's why I care. I've provided you the evidence you asked for, and it's just a sample. I've watched Lebron travel in basically every game these playoffs and never get called for it. And last year. And the year before. The travel no-calls are pervasive with many players.
Sure, fight that fight if you like. Weird to just single him out tho.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Regarding the low foul rate, the rebuttal is pretty weak but I get his point. It doesn't account for the fact that this guy plays a lot of minutes, has the ball almost all the time, and attacks and defends aggressively. And still he has among the lowest foul rates on the planet? You look at that list of players in both articles and nobody handles the ball anywhere near as much as him except for (gasp) Kobe and Wade... more stars. Its not just about all the facts you look up, its how he plays in the face of those facts.
Pretty sure youre the one that has to prove the point if you're crafting a conspiracy theory (LBJ gets historically favorable treatment by refs). But offensive foul rates are basically negligible when it comes to foul rates (Kobe, who avgs more fouls overall, avgs <0.03 more offensive fouls/game than James). So how much he handles the ball doesn't have that great an impact on his foul rate, regardless of anything.

Besides you're not acknowledging what I been saying: he's not that aggressive on defense. This foul rate has almost always passed the eye test. He almost never reaches on defense, and he usually plays defense with his feet and positioning, unlike a lot of foul-prone players. He doesn't try to block shots. Plus he doesn't often guard the other team's best player until crunch time. Seriously this should be a moot point, unless you can compile a list of missed foul calls. That video would be weaker evidence than the mostly shitty travel videos you pasted above. Plus the article I showed said Luol Deng had the same foul rate, w/ the same steal and block %'s, so that doesn't really prove LBJ's singularity.

You can't just use circumstantial evidence (he doesn't foul, so something's fishy) to show something's wrong. It's like if I said the stat that he is historically the best playoff scorer in NBA history, so there must be something wrong. There statistically must be outliers for everything.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I hire interns for shit like this, but ok, I'll humor you. And pretty much every 'superstar' gets this treatment. And yes, you called me an idiot, but I'll let it go this time
Unlikely; that would be out of character.
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asshole.

See?
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The gather step isn't just for receiving a pass. It's also used to GATHER a dribble

I watched the first video and author clearly doesn't understand pivot feet are allowed to pivot.

Not watching the rest if it's more idiotic shit like that
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

In every sport where there's some type of real-time interpretation of rules that are somewhat open to interpretation to begin with you get the superstars able to push the margins a bit more because of who they are. Richie McCaw is a pretty good example of this.

Ahhh,good ol' Richie McCaw.
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Paul George has suuuuch superstar ability. So ridiculously good on defense already, and so slithery, and most importantly, so capable of explosive streaky shooting performances. Willingness and ability to absolutely bomb from 3 is why he has an outside chance of being a franchise player on offense on a championship team. More so than Leonard, for example. Just needs to continue improving his dribble, and his passing, esp to cut out on all those stupid frivolous turnovers.

Minny is supposedly choosing between the likes of Sam Mitchell and Vinny Del Negro for coach. !!!!!!!!!!! Omfg so glad I'm not their fan.
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omg... if i were love i wouldn't stay
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Thread Starter 
I'm just happy to see a good game after it's really cooled off after such a great first round.


Paul George still has too many mental blocks at this point, he's had too many bad stretches where he would just bomb in games. He is still very young though and could develop to be the next #1 guy but after seeing him the second half of this season, I am not so sure anymore. Ceiling is high but I am just not sure it is Lebron/Kobe caliber anymore, I hope I am proven wrong.
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if i were love i wouldn't stay
This is what showed in the preview - I thought indesertum was quoting an emily dickinson poem or some such shit at us smile.gif
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This is what showed in the preview - I thought indesertum was quoting an emily dickinson poem or some such shit at us smile.gif


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lolz
he reminds me a bit of Latrell Spreewell
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Stephenson is the troll of the NBA right now.
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umm no. troll of the playoffs. troll of NBA would be JR smith
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