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post #26296 of 27206
Thread Starter 
so was Curry 63.68% last night?

was he stressed because his wife got stuck in the bus til the game started?

of when his father-in-law was supposedly profiled?

what excuses are out there on the ready if the Dubs loses?

post #26297 of 27206
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

Harrison Barnes and Kevin love are just absolute trash

I'm not sure which of them is worse

Not even worth the league min


Lebron still the best player in the Nba
Curry not even close

This might be the stupidest wannabe expert post among many stupid posts in this threak.
post #26298 of 27206
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Originally Posted by ballmouse View Post

Rigged? The Warriors haven't played very well for the past 2 games. They had plenty of open shots that they couldn't make and James and Irving are just playing 1-on-1 for the most part and scoring extremely difficult shots. Green was a non-factor tonight.

The Warriors need to get back to passing the ball and moving around on offense to tire out James and Irving.

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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

That first quarter last night was pure dominance. LeBron has certainly elevated his stature, and he's still doing it with that wonderful passing ability, too. Can't wait for Game 7.

I like how the Cavs are switching their bigger guys on Curry, as the Warriors do in a similar exploitive fashion against Love.

Both of these seem pretty accurate. Shitty refereeing aside, the fact that Cleveland stormed out of the gate and bitch-slapped GS during the opening minutes seems to undercut the "fix" stuff somewhat. It was pretty clear this was going to be Cleveland's night, unless you think the NBA Illuminati were using telekinesis to make GS jumpers miss and shining laser pointers in the eyes of GS interior defenders to distract them, thereby giving CLE cutters open paths to dunks out of the set offense.

I think having Bogut out -- coupled with Kerr obviously not being comfortable playing Ezeli big minutes against CLE -- really hurt GS, despite some folks here liking to opine about how worthless is because the's not a Lebron/Kyrie/Curry/TrayT level player. GS had no rim protection, leading to multiple throwdowns by James, Tristan Thompson, etc. Varejo was a massive downgrade the way he played yesterday, making stupid unforced turnovers and otherwise contributing nothing on offense, and neither protecting the rim nor being timely on switches defensively.
post #26299 of 27206
I don't know much about Ayesha Curry, but from these tweets she sounds like a complete fucking idiot
post #26300 of 27206
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I think having Bogut out -- coupled with Kerr obviously not being comfortable playing Ezeli big minutes against CLE -- really hurt GS, despite some folks here liking to opine about how worthless is because the's not a Lebron/Kyrie/Curry/TrayT level player. GS had no rim protection, leading to multiple throwdowns by James, Tristan Thompson, etc. Varejo was a massive downgrade the way he played yesterday, making stupid unforced turnovers and otherwise contributing nothing on offense, and neither protecting the rim nor being timely on switches defensively.

It was Lebron's night, but it was made possible by missing Bogut, and that made Tristan Thompson the 2nd best player on the court.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I think having Bogut out -- coupled with Kerr obviously not being comfortable playing Ezeli big minutes against CLE -- really hurt GS, despite some folks here liking to opine about how worthless is because the's not a Lebron/Kyrie/Curry/TrayT level player. GS had no rim protection, leading to multiple throwdowns by James, Tristan Thompson, etc. Varejo was a massive downgrade the way he played yesterday, making stupid unforced turnovers and otherwise contributing nothing on offense, and neither protecting the rim nor being timely on switches defensively.

spot on

I would add Andre Iguana doing his late Larry Bird immitation is not a good sign for game7 either, he played really bad was obviously bothered by pain
post #26302 of 27206
Thread Starter 
he had back issues last night
post #26303 of 27206
that's what i meant by Late Larry Bird immitation rimshot.gif
post #26304 of 27206
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

he had back issues last night

I think that's what wojt meant by the "late Larry Bird" reference.
post #26305 of 27206
Lebron has been doing what he's always done and that's play efficiently. It doesn't make him a killer in clutch situations though it just makes him a really good player when the stress isn't too high and people using the word carried as in his team is laughable as if he's playing with scrubs.

He does deserve mvp if they win but it will be surprising if warriors drop 3 in a row.
post #26306 of 27206

He's only been the best player in the playoffs this year, scored 40+ points in back-to-back Finals elimination games, won "probably the biggest game in Cavs history", recorded the most points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals of anyone in this year's Finals (and actually had the most points, rebounds, and assists from both teams even if you include last year's), and completely outplayed Curry who, by most accounts, had played at a level this season at a Jordan-esque level of brilliance. 

 

Expectations of LeBron have always been high, but despite that he never stood out because most of the time he was meeting them. I know that sounds contradictory, but the amazing thing about all time greats is that they EXCEEDED incredibly high expectations.

 

Jordan's back-to-back-to-back (and again) titles and countless clutch moment after clutch moment. His acrobatics that made us feel like we've never seen basketball being played before.

 

Magic Johnson carrying his team as a rookie to win a ring and making amazing play after amazing play, defining perhaps the most memorable era of Laker history.

 

Every all-time great has something to say in terms of consistently beating expectations.

 

LeBron really never did that until last year. And that's why I think a lot of people (including myself) feel differently about him now. Despite incredibly high expectations in the past 2 playoffs, he's actually gone above and beyond.

post #26307 of 27206
Ya has been the best player in the playoffs then again not many great players are left in the league so it's easier to make that statement with the current state of the nba. He is the main scoring option for his team so that's not surprising either.

Considering gs relies more on fundamental ball there isn't going to be one standout superstar since they all contribute more evenly to the team's success. I think people look past his flopping, crying, cramping etc when he plays well but unfortunately those things take away from his potential greatness coupled with his lack of killer instinct. The dude is a fucking diva. I would not rely on him in any tense situation like others but he has played admirably.
post #26308 of 27206
Predictions for tonight?
post #26309 of 27206
Warriors by 10
post #26310 of 27206
Warriors by 4
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