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Especially his podcasts with Jalen Rose. So annoying!


Michael Rapaport podcasts only
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Phantastic game 2.

 

The NBA Play Offs, where amazing things happen.

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Fantastic? If you're a fan of the Warriors I guess, but for a third party it sucked.
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That first half was littered with mistakes. Curry broke the game by himself, impressive.

Bogut is hopeless. Hobbled or not it doesn't matter because the guy is always injured anyway. And Ibaka... how irrelevant does he look out there? Story of the post season so far for me is the emergence of Steven Adams, really looks like like a pro now.
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That first half was littered with mistakes. Curry broke the game by himself, impressive.

Bogut is hopeless. Hobbled or not it doesn't matter because the guy is always injured anyway. And Ibaka... how irrelevant does he look out there? Story of the post season so far for me is the emergence of Steven Adams, really looks like like a pro now.

Felt the same way. Ibaka looks useless compared to Adams, who is coming up huge. Did something happen to Bogut; he seems completely out of sorts.
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He had a ball thrown at his balls and was out for awhile
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He had a ball thrown at his balls and was out for awhile
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Ibaka has become Thunder's own Diaw. He shines occasionally but is often invisible. Kind of similar pattern to many African athletes, as they do not perform on high level consistently.

errr....wtf?
Edited by hendrix - 5/19/16 at 7:57pm
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Ibaka has become Thunder's own Diaw. He shines occasionally but is often invisible. Kind of similar pattern to many African athletes, as they do not perform on high level consistently.


yup, athletes from nordic countries always come through in the clutch.

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Ibaka has become Thunder's own Diaw. He shines occasionally but is often invisible

Don't agree. Ibaka was a shot blocking defensive monster until he decided to become a long range shooter that unfortunately neutered his natural strengths.

While it's cute to see him hit a 3 and roam the perimeter, a few years ago he was throwing down dunks, amazing blocks and regulating the paint.

Now he's gifted that role to Adams and he's in no-mans-land in terms of a role. He's a guy that tried to be this complete player and ended up a JOATMON.

Diaw was always a point guard trapped in a tall body with a fat ass and impacts games without a stat line. They're not even close in terms of strengths, and Ibaka's lack of stats actually matches what you see on the floor, unlike Diaw.


No Ibaka similarities here...

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Diaw sometimes played in PG position, but he is not a natural PG. He never played as PG in Spurs, it is always Mills' or Ginobli's role there. When he was younger, Diaw often played center though he is a bit undersized for that position, eg:"During the 2006 NBA playoffs, as the Suns' starting center, Diaw averaged 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.1 blocks per game."

As Ibaka gets older I see a similar career arc to Diaw's

 

In soccer, for example, African teams almost always do not live up to their potential and forwards are rarely known for their longevity in top clubs. I mean players born and raised in Africa, not in Europe.

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Diaw sometimes played in PG position, but he is not a natural PG. He never played as PG in Spurs, it is always Mills' or Ginobli's role there. When he was younger, Diaw often played center though he is a bit undersized for that position, eg:"During the 2006 NBA playoffs, as the Suns' starting center, Diaw averaged 18.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.1 blocks per game."

As Ibaka gets older I see a similar career arc to Diaw's

 

In soccer, for example, African teams almost always do not live up to their potential and forwards are rarely known for their longevity in top clubs. I mean players born and raised in Africa, not in Europe.


*cough*

Drogba

the Toures

the Kalous

*cough*

 

"Teams" is a matter of the organizational mess in the countries.

 

There are a ton of constantly producing top Players from Africa in european Clubs.

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BTW...

 

About the Rumours of D'Antony to Houston...

 

Mike D. and The Beard is a marriage created for disaster.

 

The icing of the cake would be if they hire Rajon Rondo to run the Point.

 

BTW...

The Rockets are a graveyard for PG.

- Lowry

- Dragic

- Ok, also Lin.

- Lawson!

 

All of them thrived/thrive on different Teams.

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Why don't they just have harden at the 1 and just get a wing... instead of pat bev...

No way they get rondo. Rondo is useless without the ball in his hand all the time

Lawson was useless in Indiana too
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forwards are rarely known for their longevity in top clubs. I mean players born and raised in Africa, not in Europe.

This is because of rampant age fraud.

Funny, we were talking about Deng recently, maybe Ibaka looks so out of sorts because his body is just starting to tighten and break down.
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