1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    19,625
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    

    You don't think he took an easier path when he teamed up with Wade and Bosh in 2010?
     
  2. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,933
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    

    Yea man please, he should be more like Jordan. Fuck giving millions of dollars to charity, he should use his Hall of Fame induction speech to criticize his high school basketball coach and fight against the interests of the players during a lockout.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Biggskip

    Biggskip Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,267
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Location:
    Believeland
    

    Eh, it's convenient to look at Jordan in hindsight and say that he didn't wimp out by teaming up with his competitor, but the reality is that he couldn't. The Bulls had Jordan and Pippen (literally the GOAT and #25 GOAT) under team control for like 8 seasons at like 25% of the team salary cap.

    The salary cap worked much differently in those days, and he was under a very very crappy contract compared to the players of today all the way through the 1995-1996 season (Pippen's was even worse). Please understand that I'm not talking about the real dollars of the contract, but his salary in relation to the salary cap at the time.

    In the 1995-1996 season, his salary was $3.85MM. The total salary cap in that year was $23.0MM, or about one-sixth of the total cap. Compare that to LeBron who made $17.5MM in the 2012-2013 season, when the salary cap was $58MM, or about 30%.

    Combine that cap flexibility with Phil Jackson, who is probably the #1 or #2 coach of all time in the NBA, and it provided the Bulls with a significant competitive advantage compared to most of the league.
     
  4. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,933
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    And Dennis Rodman. But that had nothing to do with Jordan's success, Jordan "just wanted it more."
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,933
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Jordan had the Heart of a Champion.
     
  6. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,614
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Location:
    أرض العزم
    That must take the place of a human heart.
     
  7. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,933
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    The real question: what happens to Greg Oden?
     
  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    where the fuck is @HRoi?
     
  9. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    beasley, oden, mcbob, norris cole, and dwade :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
    2 people like this.
  10. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,933
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    

    Miami Heat's most pressing question: how do we reach the salary minimum?
     
    1 person likes this.
  11. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,933
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    WTF apparently Bosh is going to resign with Miami.
     
  12. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    that would be a shock. Houston is tailor fit for him but then again Bosh might be a "better competitor" than lebron and willing to stick it out in Miami

    edit - Bosh stays with Miami. Nice. I would like to see the heat compete next year. Maybe they can sign a loul deng or trevor ariza

    lol, Houston gave away Jeremy Lin to accommodate Bosh and got bitch slapped
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2014
  13. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    

    Antoine could use some gambling dough
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2014
  14. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,337
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    

    The last one? He was an owner. Unless you mean something else.
     
  15. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,933
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    I don't get why Bosh would resign. He'd be on a champion caliber team in Houston, is the 5th year really worth getting stuck in first round playoff exit oblivion? Wade is fading fast and you know they're going to resign him to a gigantic contract and overpay him.
     
  16. sjmin209

    sjmin209 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,950
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    I'd sign with anyone for $118 Million
     
    1 person likes this.
  17. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    on to the big news of the day

    [​IMG]:slayer:
    :slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2014
    1 person likes this.
  18. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,337
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    

    Without Lebron eating the cap space, they can max Bosh. Stupid move for him from a b-ball perspective/chasing championships. Or he doesn't want to play with Howard either. Or he saw that Harden youtube. Or both. Should be a fantasy stud next season, though.


    http://grantland.com/features/god-loves-cleveland/

    Some nice stories of hero's past. Lebron did see the writing on the wall in MIA. I think signing Granger gave him a solid WTF moment. Not to mention the booing in the finals.
     
  19. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21,933
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
  20. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    17,796
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    :cry:
     
    2 people like this.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by