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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

um no.. that only happens in Miami.
"Gone, like those sad, bewildered fans leaving early Saturday into the Indianapolis night, their body language trudging up the stairs looking as defeated as the team on the floor." http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2014/04/19/homecourt-edge-gone-pacers-funk-deepens-in-game-1-loss/

"Indiana fans fled Bankers Life Fieldhouse early after watching Game 2 slip away from their Pacers" http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/5/20/5736988/pacers-fan-middle-finger-heat-espn-camera


Spurs: "Jarrett Jack hit two free throws with 4:31 left in the game and the fans streamed out of the AT&T Center." http://www.48minutesofhell.com/spurs-warriors-game-1-stephen-curry-manu-ginobili

OKC: "Kevin Durant with a subtle shot at the Thunder fans: "When we were down 7 and everybody was walking out..."" http://network.yardbarker.com/nba/article_external/kevin_durant_takes_jab_at_thunder_fans_who_left_game_five_early/16463701?linksrc=story_article_yb_original_head_16463701
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

In the "Short Corner" podcast last week, they discussed how Kawhi was a well-known pothead during his time in San Diego State.

Explains everything.

Yes. It does. Every time the camera is on him he's just staring at the court ten feet in front of him.

You were right on, Neo, about how the team needed him to be more aggressive like he was in the OKC series.
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Kawhi asked how he feels about being the successor to the Big 3: "It doesn’t make me feel no kind of way."
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Parker is quiet in these finals (tho he still managed 20ppg 7apg in games1&2). To me he is bothered by the injury more than they are saying. From game3 of WCF he is only agressive for a short periods then he kind of fades to the background. Maybe that made other guys step it up a bit.
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Just realized all these ppl say they rooting against LBJ cuz they like underdogs but SA is the favorite in the series....
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

um no.. that only happens in Miami.
Lol. Do you really believe the bullshit you post, or are you just having a laugh?
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

Just realized all these ppl say they rooting against LBJ cuz they like underdogs but SA is the favorite in the series....

 


The Spurs maybe aren't the underdogs in terms of Vegas odds, but they are in the sense that the Heat are the defending champs and they have the best player in the league. At least among my group of friends, everyone was making predictions like "Heat in 6" going into these Finals, so it certainly felt like the Spurs were the underdogs even though they held come court advantage.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Goons creaming anyone who goes up the middle doesn't push that button.

Twss.

And its hard to recover when you're down by one game with four left? Eyeroll
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post


The Spurs maybe aren't the underdogs in terms of Vegas odds, but they are in the sense that the Heat are the defending champs and they have the best player in the league. At least among my group of friends, everyone was making predictions like "Heat in 6" going into these Finals, so it certainly felt like the Spurs were the underdogs even though they held come court advantage.
Yeah that makes sense that your friends have a better idea of judging favorites and underdogs than people who generate $100 million+ doing this professionally.
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post



Yeah that makes sense that your friends have a better idea of judging favorites and underdogs than people who generate $100 million+ doing this professionally.

 


I'm getting sick of this topic. I root against LeBron and I've told you why I do. It's not some irrational hatred for him. Also, maybe I just like players like Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, and Danny Green more. You know, players who don't embrace a nickname like King James. A little humility goes a long way with me, and I'm allowed to have my preferences as a fan.

Also, I never said that me rooting for underdogs pertained to these Finals. I just said in general, but I can easily see how people can view the Spurs as the underdogs. It's no secret the Heat kick their play into another gear in the playoffs. They got swept by the Nets in the regular season and took them out in 5 relatively easy games in the 2nd round.
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post


I'm getting sick of this topic. I root against LeBron and I've told you why I do. It's not some irrational hatred for him. Also, maybe I just like players like Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, and Danny Green more. You know, players who don't embrace a nickname like King James. A little humility goes a long way with me, and I'm allowed to have my preferences as a fan.

Also, I never said that me rooting for underdogs pertained to these Finals. I just said in general, but I can easily see how people can view the Spurs as the underdogs. It's no secret the Heat kick their play into another gear in the playoffs. They got swept by the Nets in the regular season and took them out in 5 relatively easy games in the 2nd round.
Yea i understand all those reasons. Just saying that the underdogs thing (not just talking to you) flat-out doesn't apply in this case. Won't troll any more on this blush.gif
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

um no.. that only happens in Miami.

What about LA?
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

Yeah that makes sense that your friends have a better idea of judging favorites and underdogs than people who generate $100 million+ doing this professionally.

Apples and oranges.

The question you raised was about how people choose their rooting interests. For many people, Miami "feels" like the spoiled favorite for the reasons diadem mentioned. That influences how people react to them emotionally and choose their rooting interests.

Whether that's the most economically rational way of evaluating the series is a different question.

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Just saying that the underdogs thing (not just talking to you) flat-out doesn't apply in this case.
Sure it does.

Don't go all idfnl on us here.
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Hard for Miami to recover from this one I think

Sure hope so (SA fan here).
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i'm going to go out on a limb and predict the Heat by at least 10 in Game 4.
1) San Antonio did move the ball really well from time to time, but they were just unconscionably hot (witness: only 21 assists).
2) Miami made a huge mistake by sagging into the middle (which had worked well in 1 and 2) and didn't adjust until halftime; when they came back out and forced the jump shooters, San Antonio returned to earth, though they still played well.
3) Miami actually played very well in the first half. Anytime you can shoot 55% in a championship game, you're doing well. it's just that San Antonio was "touched by god" hot.
4) San Antonio now does not "need" Game 4 while the Heat definitely do (a loss would let SA play the clincher at home).
5) i don't see any way in hell Miami doesn't come out blazing next game. They have always bounced back super strong after losses.
And, yes, I am pullling for the Spurs in this series and I will be blue if this prediction comes true. But i do think it's accurate.
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