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that's why i have the utmost respect for athletes like shane battier and nnamdi asomugha who get their degrees and have plans for real jobs after sports.
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and my boy pau gasol who speaks like 7 languages and reads better books than i do.
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Interesting read about the Magic's win streak.
http://www.magicbasketball.net/2011/...reak-revisited

Notably:
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...Despite jettisoning noted defenders like Marcin Gortat and Mickael Pietrus, the defense has remained static thanks in large part to the combined powers of Dwight Howard and head coach Stan Van Gundy. The most important part, and the primary reason that general manager Otis Smith made the trades, is that Orlando's offense has improved dramatically in recent weeks. Smith made the gamble that Howard, the two-time Defensive Player of the Year, would be enough to anchor the Magic's defense and so far his decision has been paying off in spades.
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Thread Starter 
I must say, I am surprised by Magics success after the trade. I still question their defense against other powerhouse teams though like the Spurs, Lakers, Heat, Mavs (when healthy with Dirk), etc... Their win against Boston seemed like a fluke to me but I give them credit for the win so I'll leave out the Celtics from that list.
post #950 of 27333
what's the reason why suns dont want to keep a good center like gortat in their team? i dont get this i didnt really look into it.
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
what's the reason why suns dont want to keep a good center like gortat in their team? i dont get this i didnt really look into it.
I haven't been keeping up much but they let him go? It could be a money issue.
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I haven't been keeping up much but they let him go? It could be a money issue.

no not yet, but there is always talk about how suns are loading up so they can have a fire sale later, and gortat's name is always in the mix for pawns to trade for the new team of the future.
post #953 of 27333
Thread Starter 
I think it's because teams actually want Gortat, like the Mavs offered him a good amount and the Magic matched. He is a good hustle player but I think the Suns are looking to remake the whole team, they are even considering trading Nash now as well. I think they know that they won't win anytime soon so it is the perfect time to rebuild.
post #954 of 27333
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post
I must say, I am surprised by Magics success after the trade. I still question their defense against other powerhouse teams though like the Spurs, Lakers, Heat, Mavs (when healthy with Dirk), etc... Their win against Boston seemed like a fluke to me but I give them credit for the win so I'll leave out the Celtics from that list.

They beat the Spurs too.
post #955 of 27333
Thread Starter 
Fuck yeah, Clips win over the Heat!

Lebron is right though, Karma is a bitch. Heat lost and he sprained his ankle.
post #956 of 27333
sup hroi

LA baby LA
post #957 of 27333
Nice, Clips. Not gonna lie, even with a 20 point lead, I thought they were gonna pull a "Clippers" and blow it.

Mamba and LO went off in 4Q
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I'm starting to think he's retarded.

Apparently, he thinks WE are retarded...

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It seemed that James was speaking about the Cavs, who have lost 11 in a row, and their struggles while taking a shot at team owner Dan Gilbert. Last July, in a letter to fans, Gilbert had predicted bad karma for James.

But James declined to fully explain his thoughts and then attempted to imply they weren't even his.

"It's just how I was feeling at the time," James said. "It wasn't even a comment from me, it was someone who sent it to me and I sent it out. It wasn't toward that team. It definitely wasn't a good showing by that team last night, I know they wish they would've played better."

The entry on James' Twitter account did not indicate it was a re-tweet from another user. James also did not fully explain the meaning behind the statement, though he did say that karma is a word and concept "I've kinda always used my whole life."

"I don't think there was intent at all," James said.


"I think everyone looks into everything I say. Everybody looks too far into it. No hit toward that organization. I've moved on and hopefully that organization is continuing to move on. But I'm happy where I am as a Miami Heat player."

When asked to clarify his confusing comments, James and the questions were cut off by a member of the Heat public relations staff.
post #959 of 27333
2 great GREAT games by the LA teams.
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Originally Posted by jet View Post
sup hroi

LA baby LA

Ummm...the heat beat themselves? No one really cares about the regular season? I'm not worried? Did I get everything?

I didn't see the game but it looked like the Clips led from start to finish and didn't choke this time. Nice win. I wish they'd trade Baron and just run out Bledsoe/Gordon/Aminu/Blake/Kaman or Jordan out there every night. Let the kids jell as a team and follow the Thunder's recipe.

Oh, and who else thinks Sterling is inevitably going to fuck this up by alienating or refusing to extend this core once they hit free agency?
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