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post #7741 of 27202
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post

Don't get me wrong, I like Perkins. I think the trade for him last year gave OKC the defensive toughness they needed, but he's not quick enough to guard Garnett. Ibaka is a talent, but I think Garnett outmatches him, too. Maybe Ibaka's youth will prevail in a 7-game series, though, and I'd certainly like to see it!
Edit: Obviously, I'm rooting against Miami against the Celtics.

Nah, Ibakas length will help a lot. Look at how many lobs KG gets from Rondo for easy baskets, that is due to the Heats length. Haslem is short (he's not even a legit center) and Anthony is old. Ibaka and Perkins are still young and even if Perkins can't match KGs speed, he can body him (which he learned from KG himself). I mean really, who will the Celtics have to back-up KG against OKC lenght? Stiemsma? Bass?

The Thunder is simply a more complete team in comparison to the Heat, a lot younger too especially if you compare them to the Celtics. Also keep in mind that OKC will have the homecourt over both Miami and Boston too and you see how crazy the OKC crowd is? Might as well be the sixth man on the court. And they are undefeated at home in the post season!
post #7742 of 27202
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Originally Posted by Wade View Post

Whoever wins on the east coast don't stand a chance:(

+1

This is one fantastic team. They just score, score, score. What a great game.

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Originally Posted by thinman View Post

Not so fast. I actually think Boston would be a tough matchup for OKC. Who would guard Garnett? Perkins?? Hahahahahaha...

Nah. This team will easily beat either Miami or Boston. The Spurs would have won in the finals as well. That said, I did say Boston didnt have a chance against Miami.

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

homecourt over both Miami and Boston too and you see how crazy the OKC crowd is?

That crowd just makes you feel good. Thats how you support a fucking team.

Watch LA and you might get some excitement midway thru the 3rd. These hillbillies are on their feet for tipoff.
post #7743 of 27202
Man it is so sweet seeing stevie's team lose again after all that trash he talked LOL.
post #7744 of 27202
I hope OKC wins it all. Free agency may break this team up and this could be the only time OKC can snag a ring.

And it's funny hearing from a couple friends living in San Antonio about how badly the game was called and how much flopping OKC did. Spurs fans are so blind that they have one of the worst floppers of all time in Manu. And have had some of the dirtiest players in Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry on the team. And you cannot forget the famous Duncan "Throw Hands Up, Shrug Shoulders, And Act Like It's Impossible For Me To Foul" routine.

Loved the Spurs of yore with David Robinson and Sean Elliot. If I were them, I'd be cringing watching the Spurs team of today.
post #7745 of 27202
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Originally Posted by Imhoff View Post

I hope OKC wins it all. Free agency may break this team up and this could be the only time OKC can snag a ring.
And it's funny hearing from a couple friends living in San Antonio about how badly the game was called and how much flopping OKC did. Spurs fans are so blind that they have one of the worst floppers of all time in Manu. And have had some of the dirtiest players in Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry on the team. And you cannot forget the famous Duncan "Throw Hands Up, Shrug Shoulders, And Act Like It's Impossible For Me To Foul" routine.
Loved the Spurs of yore with David Robinson and Sean Elliot. If I were them, I'd be cringing watching the Spurs team of today.

i wanted OKC to win, and even I can admit the game was called bad. NBA officiating is fucking awful.
post #7746 of 27202
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Originally Posted by Imhoff View Post

I hope OKC wins it all. Free agency may break this team up and this could be the only time OKC can snag a ring.
And it's funny hearing from a couple friends living in San Antonio about how badly the game was called and how much flopping OKC did. Spurs fans are so blind that they have one of the worst floppers of all time in Manu. And have had some of the dirtiest players in Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry on the team. And you cannot forget the famous Duncan "Throw Hands Up, Shrug Shoulders, And Act Like It's Impossible For Me To Foul" routine.
Loved the Spurs of yore with David Robinson and Sean Elliot. If I were them, I'd be cringing watching the Spurs team of today.

puzzled.gif todays Spurs would beat the shit out the avery johnson spurs. Sean Elliot is only capable of so many miracle 3-point shots

To your credit, the Spurs became stagnant and became too affected by the officiating. Reminds me of the Sacramento Kings/Lakers series frown.gif
post #7747 of 27202
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Originally Posted by BubblyMasquerade View Post

i wanted OKC to win, and even I can admit the game was called bad. NBA officiating is fucking awful.

NBA officiating is awful, no doubt. Being a Suns fan, I am quite aware how bad it is the previous playoff years during Suns prime. The NBA is no where near its' glory days in the 90s. I miss those days...frown.gif
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

puzzled.gif todays Spurs would beat the shit out the avery johnson spurs. Sean Elliot is only capable of so many miracle 3-point shots
To your credit, the Spurs became stagnant and became too affected by the officiating. Reminds me of the Sacramento Kings/Lakers series frown.gif

Wasn't really referring to the fact today's Spurs can beat Spurs team in the past. More or less referring to the fact that those guys just played. Actually played. None of this drive to the hoop, throw hands up, and make pouting faces at ref. I have great respect of David Robinson. Class act. Would have that sort of respect for Duncan, but not with his constant whining and wide-eyed surprise when a foul is called.

And that Kings/Lakers series was flat out awful to watch because of the "Sterning".... I mean officiating.
post #7748 of 27202
Saw the final score via friends iPhone when out tonight, I was like ffffuuuu.gif !!!!!

Don't think people are ready to see Durant get a ring before James though, so I say Heat > Thunders iff the Heat beat Celtics

If Celtics are the winning team in the ECF then I do not see OKC winning as the whole implication of Durant winning a ring before James is too much for people to handle

(5)

That is my call, Heat @ finals, win over OKC or Celtics > Heat > OKC
post #7749 of 27202
You know what's absurd? All this talk of if the Heat lose, they should blow up the team.

Partly because I'm a Celtics fan and just don't see them winning but also because... The upcoming free agent pool and draft classes are terrible but like, even if they wait until 2013 who could they honestly pick up who won't continue what afflicts them? No GMs want to trade for the big 3... and ffs, their core is still fucking young, these guys are going to win a championship if you keep them together there's just too much talent.

Basically I just hate any "well they lost, blow the team up talk" because it rarely works and even less likely are there pieces available to actually be able to do it.
post #7750 of 27202
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Saw the final score via friends iPhone when out tonight, I was like ffffuuuu.gif !!!!!
Don't think people are ready to see Durant get a ring before James though, so I say Heat > Thunders iff the Heat beat Celtics
If Celtics are the winning team in the ECF then I do not see OKC winning as the whole implication of Durant winning a ring before James is too much for people to handle
(5)
That is my call, Heat @ finals, win over OKC or Celtics > Heat > OKC

You do realize that these "people" you refer to and their preference for the sequence in which stars win championships is utterly meaningless, right?
post #7751 of 27202
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Originally Posted by Imhoff View Post

I hope OKC wins it all. Free agency may break this team up and this could be the only time OKC can snag a ring.
And it's funny hearing from a couple friends living in San Antonio about how badly the game was called and how much flopping OKC did. Spurs fans are so blind that they have one of the worst floppers of all time in Manu. And have had some of the dirtiest players in Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry on the team. And you cannot forget the famous Duncan "Throw Hands Up, Shrug Shoulders, And Act Like It's Impossible For Me To Foul" routine.
Loved the Spurs of yore with David Robinson and Sean Elliot. If I were them, I'd be cringing watching the Spurs team of today.

what are you talking about only derek fisher becomes a free agent this summer.

westbrook is up in 2017, durant in 2015, and harden, ibaka, and sefolosha in 2014.

they still got at least 2 years left together. 2 more rings!!1

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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

You do realize that these "people" you refer to and their preference for the sequence in which stars win championships is utterly meaningless, right?

he said he's being half sarcastic

wait. half?
post #7752 of 27202
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/06/why-clutch-is-overrated/258179/?google_editors_picks=true

i read this terrible article today

his argument boils down to there is no such things as clutch bc a point in the second quarter is worth the same as the fourth facepalm.gif
post #7753 of 27202
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Nah, Ibakas length will help a lot. Look at how many lobs KG gets from Rondo for easy baskets, that is due to the Heats length. Haslem is short (he's not even a legit center) and Anthony is old. Ibaka and Perkins are still young and even if Perkins can't match KGs speed, he can body him (which he learned from KG himself). I mean really, who will the Celtics have to back-up KG against OKC lenght? Stiemsma? Bass?
The Thunder is simply a more complete team in comparison to the Heat, a lot younger too especially if you compare them to the Celtics. Also keep in mind that OKC will have the homecourt over both Miami and Boston too and you see how crazy the OKC crowd is? Might as well be the sixth man on the court. And they are undefeated at home in the post season!

I'd have Ibaka alternately guard whomever is hottest at the moment, Pierce or Garnett.

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

+1
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That crowd just makes you feel good. Thats how you support a fucking team.
Watch LA and you might get some excitement midway thru the 3rd. These hillbillies are on their feet for tipoff.

Little known trivia: Fans standing to cheer until the team scores started years ago at the University of Oklahoma's women's b-ball games.Thunder fans "borrowed" the tradition.

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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/06/why-clutch-is-overrated/258179/?google_editors_picks=true
i read this terrible article today
his argument boils down to there is no such things as clutch bc a point in the second quarter is worth the same as the fourth facepalm.gif

If robots played the game, he would be correct that the fourth quarter is no different than the second. But this guy has obviously never played sports and doesn't understand pressure.
post #7754 of 27202
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Man it is so sweet seeing stevie's team lose again after all that trash he talked LOL.

Uh, wait. where were the Lakers? They didn't make it to the W Conf Finals. And they're in a panic wanting to blow up their team. smile.gif
post #7755 of 27202
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

what are you talking about only derek fisher becomes a free agent this summer.
westbrook is up in 2017, durant in 2015, and harden, ibaka, and sefolosha in 2014.
they still got at least 2 years left together. 2 more rings!!1

I'm wrong and you're wrong. Both Harden and Ibaka are restricted free agents in 2013. So the Thunder can match any offer from other teams. And with the NBA having owners happily overlaying for players, it will be rather difficult for OKC to match both offers. Harden knows he has a huge payday coming. And Ibaka will get a nice offer as well for his defensive prows.

So after this next upcoming season, one of Harden or Ibaka could be gone. And having the other remain not on a rookies salary anymore will affect how good of a bench they can spend on.
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