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post #21436 of 27206
One of my favorite all-time sports moments was attending the game 6 blowout to knock Dallas out of the playoffs by the We Believe team. Ironically given my recent posts here, W's were up 2 at half time and outscored the Mavs by 21 in the 3rd Q to put the game out of reach. Also shows you that 65 wins is no guarantee that you'll get to the finals. Anything can happen in the playoffs.

One of my strangest sports moments was attending the Chris Mullin jersey retirement game where Joe Lacob got booed and Rick Barry chastised the crowd.

I don't really understand the perception about Warriors fans knocking other teams but I'm not out there interacting with any fans from other teams (except for lakers fans since so many people up here are from LA). Win or lose, the fans have been strong and it's not like they just started selling out games because of the success.
post #21437 of 27206
it's not the general fan base, just some very vocal ones. jump on twitter and it's impossible to miss. ppl like warriors world, or ethan strauss to some extent, either constantly acting baffled that harden is even being mentioned, or constantly outright bashing the rockets. it goes both ways; rockets bloggers are criticizing the warriors too.

what's interesting is that the warriors are moving to that crazy new arena in SF proper in a year or two right? i assume that prices are gonna skyrocket, and i'm curious/skeptical to see if they can maintain that unique home court advantage.

@UnFacconable you were there at that ceremony? that's incredible. must have been surreal right until rick barry started chastising people, and then everything seemed normal.
post #21438 of 27206
Makes sense re Warriors defenders. I'm not on Twitter.

The Mullin night was crazy. My friend who took me to the game is a known Warriors blogger and was pushing for th to get rid of Monta for a while so we were pretty happy with the Bogut trade. I knew fans generally were unhappy but never expected that kind of showing.

As for the new stadium I have mixed feelings. I don't think the move is necessary and I worry that it will create too much of a corporate environment. On the other hand it will be easier for me to go to games.
post #21439 of 27206
its logical to think that the move to SF would make the "hard core" fan base lamer, but it might turn out like the Giants move to PacBell/ATT where they seem to get the best of both worlds having a cool stadium in a beautiful setting in the middle of the city and still retain a decent hard core fan base.


then again Candlestick was pretty inhospitable for baseball fans even in the middle of july.
post #21440 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

then again Candlestick was pretty inhospitable for baseball fans even in the middle of july.

At least it had a normal name. This corpo-naming stuff is revolting. The Kings play in a place called Sleep Train Arena, that's just embarrassing. Folks think it's nostalgia, this nicknaming stuff, but it's not, corporate naming rights are the same claptrap.
post #21441 of 27206
is bulls not offering butler a max extension going to cost them? cuz he's definitely getting max now
post #21442 of 27206
Really hoping the Bulls would end Cavs 17 home wins like they did with GSW. censored.gif
post #21443 of 27206
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

is bulls not offering butler a max extension going to cost them? cuz he's definitely getting max now
They fully intend to offer him the max if that's what it takes to keep him. But they were playing games with that previous offer. No harm, no foul if they didn't end up offending him, and they can try to sign him after the season.
post #21444 of 27206
ah that's true
post #21445 of 27206
Yiles, Warriors getting embarrassed by San Antonio yet again. I really hope someone else manages to knock them out of the playoffs because they make the Warriors look like the Lakers.
post #21446 of 27206
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Yiles, Warriors getting embarrassed by San Antonio yet again. I really hope someone else manages to knock them out of the playoffs because they make the Warriors look like the Lakers.

Strange how GS seems able to match opponent styles pretty well except for one that looks a lot like their own.

In other news, watched the KU v Wisconsin game after I heard they lost, that Kaminsky kid can play. 7 footer with range and good basketball sense, he may not light the NBA up, but definitely looks like a serviceable NBA guy. He'd create matchup problems.
post #21447 of 27206
i wonder how many of these guys who are up for new contracts this offseason simply take the highest-paying one-year deal out there and roll it over until next year.

auto-max guys like jimmy butler or kawhi are most likely gonna get maxed even after next season, as long as they don't suffer a career-altering injury, and it quickly becomes worth it to wait.

players coming off their rookie contracts are generally (not sure about 2nd-rounders) allowed to either sign an extension (for up to max 25% of the cap) or sign a one-year qualifying offer for $4-6M or so. if they purposely pass up an extension this summer, they play the one year for 5-6M, then they get an unrestricted deal next summer. greg monroe did that this summer, in order to get away from the pistons basically.

if jimmy butler takes the QO this summer, he loses $12M this coming year compared to a max contract, but he makes up more than that within the 1st 2 years of the next contract. a 4-yr max deal signed next summer pays out $96M, whereas it pays out $70.6M if signed this summer.

obv this applies on a lesser, more risky scale to worse players as well, so where's the tipping point in terms of risk?
post #21448 of 27206
they can just put opt out clauses into the third/fourth year of their contract to reap the benefits of a new salary cap and still remain "loyal" to the team if ever the shit hits the fan and there's a strike/lockout or god forbid a career ending injury in the near future. if they have career high numbers they opt out an get paid even more.
post #21449 of 27206
kevin arnovitz was saying let the top 3 teams in each conference pick their first round opponents

i kinda like the idea cuz the division winner and league standings -> seeding is really retarded
post #21450 of 27206
^ Another interesting idea along with an in-season tournament or relegation that won't ever happen imo. The last radical change I can remember them making was 2–2–1–1–1 format again after what? 30 years?

The 4 point shot is another one of those annual discussions they have.
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