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My god. Dude is going to get massacred at Grantland tomorrow.
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Was that rockets - clippers game the longest in NBA history? I started watching at like 11 PM and still caught up with the DVR with like 6 mins left in the 4th. I just turned it off. Man, do we need rule changes about stoppages. This is NFL level unwatchable.


The Rockets are just awful on the eye between all the stoppages. Not a nice series.
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Hello gents.
Now that the spurs are out, I would like to ask you guys a (serious) question.

In France, we dont have any preconcieved thought about an NBA team regarding which state or city its based in.
The spurs were pretty appreciated during the Robinson era and now that we have a french player playing a major role a lot of people are starting to love the spurs.
I myself think they're playing a great bb but still can get to love the franchise, I dont know why.
I've heard that in America, the spurs are not really appreciated and that a lot of people find them pretty boring.

Do you guys feel the same about them and if so, do you have any explanation about that?
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What the hell is with J Noah? The guy is 1 - 14 from the free throw line, and otherwise just looks terrible. All the assets he had that forgave his lack of scoring are basically gone. I've always liked the guy, but forget it. Play Mirotic.
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Unfortunately, I think the only other Bulls player that could play Center would be Nazr Mohammed. Gibson and Mirotic are too small and Gasol's defense is too poor.

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Gibson has shown flashes of being able to box out TT but last night was pretty bad. Nazr would be great but Thibs is stubborn with rotations as we are aware....


And if the refs are going to award Kyrie after every one of his drives to the basket anyway, the Bulls might as well make him pay for it. Rough him up and make him think twice about finishing at the rim.
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Unfortunately, I think the only other Bulls player that could play Center would be Nazr Mohammed. Gibson and Mirotic are too small and Gasol's defense is too poor.

Gibson could handle the role. I'd sit Noah at this point.
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Originally Posted by ryoshin View Post

Hello gents.
Now that the spurs are out, I would like to ask you guys a (serious) question.

In France, we dont have any preconcieved thought about an NBA team regarding which state or city its based in.
The spurs were pretty appreciated during the Robinson era and now that we have a french player playing a major role a lot of people are starting to love the spurs.
I myself think they're playing a great bb but still can get to love the franchise, I dont know why.
I've heard that in America, the spurs are not really appreciated and that a lot of people find them pretty boring.

Do you guys feel the same about them and if so, do you have any explanation about that?
I don't think that's true, although I'm sure it gives some of your comrades pleasure to think they're better able to appreciate the elegance of the Spurs' system than 'Mericans are. smile.gif

Geographical allegiances count for a lot with American fan, just as they do with European football fans. But I think that the general level of respect and appreciation for the Spurs is quite high among American fans.
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I don't think that's true, although I'm sure it gives some of your comrades pleasure to think they're better able to appreciate the elegance of the Spurs' system than 'Mericans are. smile.gif

Geographical allegiances count for a lot with American fan, just as they do with European football fans. But I think that the general level of respect and appreciation for the Spurs is quite high among American fans.

I agree with this. I've been a Spurs fan for 20 years and while there aren't a lot of Spurs fans on the East Coast, generally the reaction to them is fairly positive. For example, I got lots of texts from friends on Saturday when they were eliminated saying something to the effect of "sorry man, was rooting for them." Another team that wins that frequently, such as the Yankees, Lakers, or Patriots wouldn't get the same response. Generally, you have a lot more people that dislike those teams.
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Was that rockets - clippers game the longest in NBA history? … This is NFL level unwatchable.

I don't know about longest, but it was down right terrible. Just terrible basketball between two I-don't-know-what-you-call-them teams. Just hoping that which ever slight less shitty team survives, gets its ass handed to it by the Warriors.
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geographical allegiances are part of it, but i think pretty minor, compared to, say, college sports fans. Here's a fun map the NYT did.
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geographical allegiances are part of it, but i think pretty minor, compared to, say, college sports fans. Here's a fun map the NYT did.

Poor Wizards. They don't even get a blip on the map.
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everybody wants to be the spurs

or be like okc
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