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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    :( that is sad.

    maybe not 2, not 3, not 4 after all
     
  2. idfnl

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    Intangibles, ladies. I just dont like C Paul's play.
     
  3. indesertum

    indesertum Well-Known Member

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    lol. you just lost all credibility with me. i dont think you even really watch basketball much less clippers games
     
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  4. jet

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    Kobe baby Kobe
     
  5. HRoi

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    I dunno if I agree with RFX about the max contract qualification. there are less than 10 superstars and what, 28 team payrolls? there will be 2nd tier guys that will get max contracts and that's probably fair market value. I do agree with the butt-in-seat criteria. I forgot Rose, add him to my list.
     
  6. idfnl

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    I didnt think I had any to begin with, so ya no loss.

    I watched a few clips games, but I knew CP from before. He's not the same player after his knee injury, he's adapted well.
     
  7. ribkin

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    not zero
    not one

    Trying to resist the urge to gloat after the fact, still remember the very palpable OKC hype after coming out of the west... this really should have gone more than 5, but a lack of composure and a few unlucky bounces were too much for the young guns to overcome ... 2-3-2 format sucks if you lose one of the first two games at home

    Looking back at this run, that 3rd quarter in Game 4 vs the Pacers was probably the 'moment of truth' with Bosh out and the opponents smelling blood, Boston despite their age are always trying to get under your skin so I'm sure it was a relief to play the Thunder who don't need to resort to that kind of shady stuff...

    Now LeBron, and the Heat can start playing basketball and enjoying it, instead of playing just to avoid losing. Dude would have been crucified had the team lost, but as with all Finals victories it's usually the role players that are the wildcard, at some point if you're a pro, playing in the biggest game, on the biggest stage I guess in your mind you forget you're a 'role player'. Battier was great.

    ^^The NBA point guard ranking is very fluid, changes almost day to day. But right now it's a toss up between Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole :satisfied:

    Don't know if there is a 'right way' to lose but Thunder players stuck around at the end and sportsmanship is always good to see in a sport watched by so many kids ( and middle aged men on the interwebs who are equally as immature ).
     
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  8. jet

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    you think the heat would have stuck around if they lost? LeBitch would have been first one in the locker room :lol:
     
  9. fir3fox

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    You mean he would have pulled a Dirk?
     
  10. Texasmade

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    Similar to what KG and Rondo did after they lost to the King...
     
  11. indesertum

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    lol. skip and stephen gets owned. they're such fucking dumbasses. why the get paid to spout bullshit is beyond me
     
  12. jet

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    You mean, like, a taste of his own medicine? I gotcha.
     
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    Except I don't think Lebron was really butt hurt about not shaking their hands after he won like everyone else was butt hurt when he didn't shake theirs a couple of years ago.
     
  14. jet

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    What does your post have to do with my post?
     
  15. Steve B.

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    This was great,
     
  16. Steve B.

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    He disappeared in the Spurs series.



    I'd put Parker in the top 5 PGs, but def not a superstar. Inconsistent in the OKC series. If he can't get in the paint, it detracts significantly from his game.
     
  17. LawrenceMD

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    ^thanks for this. smith and bayless got debased and exposed for fools. its too bad they still waste time and space on espn.

    the best part is how smith starts complaining for not having enough access as the reason for shitty reporting and insinuating not having enough time to analyze game tape to ask relevant questions pertaining the game.... hahha fucking cry me a river motherfucker -

    espn does have a billion dollars and thousands of analysts - truehoop and hollinger do actually research into the advanced statistics and components to why a team won/lost - smith could've easily applied analysts from in house espn reporters/stat guys/analysts to ask relevant questions during interviews - but all he does is just yell loudly about generalities and patently obvious.
     
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    +1

    Mark Cuban knows his shit. I have to agree with his point about the generalities.
     
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    +1. i saw them at work, and lol'ed. cuban is awesome.

    also, this thread brings the lulz.
     
  20. AldenPyle

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    Honestly, what are they supposed to say? "90% of our viewers are idiots who can't really think about basketball at the level of complexity with which it is played and prefer smug morality tales that cast themselves as a hanging judge? And, yeah, the only reason were here is we know how to give them what they want?"
     

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