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post #20911 of 27250
yo seriously klay thompson was just dribbling down the lane on a fast break and just straight up fell on his face. dude is in some kind of slump.

so the hawks beat the cavs comfortably today.
  • they trapped lebron a ton and he didn't play very well. their def was incredible at scrambling, recovering to a bunch of should-be open 3pt shooters in a row during multiple possessions.
  • kyrie irving is amazing to watch in person. he just wiggles through traffic phenomenally, and his layups are unbelievably creative and smooth.
  • i still don't really understand kevin love's role on the team. he really tries on defense, esp 1-on-1, and wasn't actually bad, but he's a horrible weakside rim protector. on offense, he literally just stands by the 3 pt line and catches dribble drive passes, then either shoots or swings to an open shooter. once a half they'll give him the ball in the post and it usually doesn't work. they also often bench him in the 4th, and they never play him w/ the bench unit, when he could be a focal point of the offense. during the 2nd and 4th qs, they often had james jones out there. does james jones do a single thing better than kevin love???
  • schroeder is soooo sneaky and quick. he just darts around for so many layups, making something out of nothing.
  • hawks' crowd was very good again. very loud, and it was dominique wilkins night! he got a statue put up outside philips fortress.
  • cleveland missed a ton of 3s in the 1st half. they took a million 3s overall, but this game probably should have been a little closer than it was. atl did miss a bunch of gimmes in the 3rd tho.
post #20912 of 27250
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

kyrie irving is amazing to watch in person. he just wiggles through traffic phenomenally, and his layups are unbelievably creative and smooth.

I saw him play live once. He has good body control.

In person games kind of change your ideas of who's impressive and who isn't different than TV. I saw Rasheed in his prime once. He was a beast. John Wall is impressive in person and on TV. The other guy was Gerald Henderson, I saw him play for Duke once, holy shit was he the best athlete out there by miles. Just goes to show what another level of athleticism the NBA is.
post #20913 of 27250
Yeah like even the worst player on the sixers was putting up solid numbers in college
post #20914 of 27250
This is going back a ways, but a good friend of mine had to play high school ball vs. Marbury.

He said their teams played each other 3 times and each time Marbury never had to play more than the first half and they could barely get the ball past half court when he decided to lock down on defense.

Pretty sick.
post #20915 of 27250
I saw the University of Florida national championship team play, and Joaquin Noah looks like he was assembled from spare parts. Even weirder looking in person than on TV. He was a beast though, hustled on absolutely every play.
post #20916 of 27250
Jimmy Butler gives over $20K to his former high school… he only makes $2M a year. Interesting.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/chicago-student-wins--10-000-shooting-contest-bet-with-bulls--jimmy-butler-201823807.html
post #20917 of 27250
hawks lost to philly. i'm so worried for playoffs
post #20918 of 27250

This is some bullshit.  I couldn't even do that in 2K on Rookie difficulty.

 

post #20919 of 27250
Curry and westbrook are real life 2k15
post #20920 of 27250

Oh mah lawd, Russell Westbrook with another triple-double...and this was against a good team and OKC won!

post #20921 of 27250
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I saw him play live once. He has good body control.

In person games kind of change your ideas of who's impressive and who isn't different than TV. I saw Rasheed in his prime once. He was a beast. John Wall is impressive in person and on TV. The other guy was Gerald Henderson, I saw him play for Duke once, holy shit was he the best athlete out there by miles. Just goes to show what another level of athleticism the NBA is.
yea i went to school w/ henderson so i saw him in person a few times, his ups were unbelievable. elite, even great for an nba athlete. he kinda always lacked quickness +/- dribbling skills, but you can see his crazy vertical on a dunk or two a season.
post #20922 of 27250
Lakers have been doing really at PnR and Lin's been at the helm of it but lately he's been sucking. Apparently Byron Scott told him to do PnRs less cuz he wanted the ball to move more
post #20923 of 27250
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Originally Posted by diadem View Post

This is some bullshit.  I couldn't even do that in 2K on Rookie difficulty.



His speed of thought enables that. He's making decisions as the moment develops, there was no planned move there, it was just a guy in tune with his game.
post #20924 of 27250
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Originally Posted by Brothersport View Post

yea i went to school w/ henderson so i saw him in person a few times, his ups were unbelievable. elite, even great for an nba athlete. he kinda always lacked quickness +/- dribbling skills, but you can see his crazy vertical on a dunk or two a season.

High school?

Yeah, it was his leaping ability. He jumped way above everyone else, even for a jump shot. A few rebounds were just sick.
post #20925 of 27250
nah, we overlapped at duke. yeah he could never really get separation well, even in college, but he got so much hangtime on his midrange jumpers that he just seemed to float past his opponents.

best play he ever made was elbowing hansbrough tho lol8[1].gif
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