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Kobe talking shit must have worked. lol8[1].gif

*knocks on wood*

Unfortunately.

Who the hell is Swaggy P?
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I think tonight was the first time I legitimately felt bad for Lin.

Gets put in the game in the last possession, you get the ball and a few second left, great defense so you can't shoot and pass to Swaggy P and make an impossible 3.

What does Kobe do? Get on Lins face, yell at him with ferocity and then smack you upside your head while the rest of the team celebrates and congratulates Swaggy P on the side. lol8[1].gif
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Nicki looking fine AF
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swaggy baby swaggy
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nick young gonna start taking all of kobe's missed crunchtime shots now?

lakers honestly have no reason not to tank to a top-5 pick. any lower and they lose it to phoenix. they're tied for the 7th-worst record now. they have plenty of time to make it up, but none of the teams worse than them are gonna make that easy.
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NBA needs a relegation system. All this talk about tanking is so very douche.
post #19117 of 27206
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NBA needs a relegation system. All this talk about tanking is so very douche.

 

Anyway, good luck with that.  Neither the players nor the owners would want relegation. The owners hate it because of the potential of decreased revenue if their team is relegated to some B division and the players don't like it because nobody wants to start their career in some minor league (that's basically the purpose that college ball serves now) or have the prospect of being relegated hanging over their heads.  Adam Silver can't just say they're implementing a relegation system.  It has to be worked into the next CBA, which has to be agreed upon by all parties.  Mark Cuban's comments about developing the D-League were pretty interesting, but we're still a long way from seeing something like that come to fruition.

 

I'm sure the draft system will be re-worked at some point, but relegation will never see the light of day in the NBA (or any of the other big 4 American professional sports leagues).

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Anyway, good luck with that.  Neither the players nor the owners would want relegation. The owners hate it because of the potential of decreased revenue if their team is relegated to some B division and the players don't like it because nobody wants to start their career in some minor league (that's basically the purpose that college ball serves now) or have the prospect of being relegated hanging over their heads.  Adam Silver can't just say they're implementing a relegation system.  It has to be worked into the next CBA, which has to be agreed upon by all parties.  Mark Cuban's comments about developing the D-League were pretty interesting, but we're still a long way from seeing something like that come to fruition.

I'm sure the draft system will be re-worked at some point, but relegation will never see the light of day in the NBA (or any of the other big 4 American professional sports leagues).

Bullshit... players getting paid in a 2nd division trumps college ball.

This is all about owners.
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I think you misunderstood me, but essentially we're on the same page.  Players would be ok with either 1 year in college OR a 2nd division, but not both.  Relegation can't simply be introduced on top of the current system of players having to play one year in college at minimum before they can enter the draft.  They lose too much earnings potential in that situation.

 

But either way, you're not getting your wish of relegation because it'll never make it into a CBA with all the resistance it faces.  Keep white-knighting, though.

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Correct, I never made mention of college. A system akin to European football (even basketball) with academy systems are what I mean.

Funny how much American's love to talk capitalism, but European leagues are the ones that resemble it much more. You can't suck your way to success in the Premier League. You'll get handed your ass.
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Relegation would require some kind of massive change in the whole structure of the league (all the pro leagues in America). We just totally lack all the secondary caliber leagues that European soccer has, so there aren't any teams to bring up. The minors/D-league are just feeders for the pros, not independent and competitive leagues of their own.
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Funny how much American's love to talk capitalism, but European leagues are the ones that resemble it much more. You can't suck your way to success in the Premier League. You'll get handed your ass.

There was an article in The Atlantic about that
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/07/lebron-james-salary-caps-and-the-european-free-market/374527/

Turns out capitalism is bad for competition. I don't think Americans are really all that interested in a system where the best teams get better every year. We like to pretend that's not how it works in real life and we sure don't want to see it in sport. The downside of our system is that it creates incentives to suck sometimes, but going fullout cutthroat capitalist isn't the only route to mitigate that.
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How many times is idnfl gonna bring up relegation when it's already been discussed how it can't be a serious consideration for the NBA? We get it, dude. You watch EPL.
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

NBA needs a relegation system. All this talk about tanking is so very douche.
Prove that relegation would improve the NBA.
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Unfortunately.

Who the hell is Swaggy P?
Not sure if I'm missing a joke, but that's Nick Young's self-chosen, divinely inspired nickname.
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