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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    do you think kobe tries on Sunday? Its almost the pragmatic thing to do is to just let this season end without putting too much stress on yourself/body (then gear up for next year). Just like when you're down 0-5 during a set in tennis match.

    He'll try, but this team seems seriously fucked up, and I don't see how they'll be any better next year with this same cast.
     
  2. Green Lantern

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    I my estimation Kobe should go on a scoring tear. No more assisting, No more getting everyone involved, No more cheerleading...just go out an put up as many points as possible. Play man to man and everyman to do his best.
     
  3. ConcernedParent

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  4. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Listen., Pau and Andrew are the softest 7 footers this league has ever seen since Shawn Bradley.
    true statement

    [​IMG] See, people who didn't watch the game shouldn't talk. Either you didn't see the game or you have no idea what the hell you are watching. Bynum dominated tonight, he was bodying everyone yet idiots still say he is soft? I mean how the hell can anyone who watched tonight game can even believe this statement? Again, Pau I understand, even Phil was getting on his case but Bynum was playing great tonight. Still blame most of it on Pau, he just left Dirk with wide open 3's at least 4-5 times and dude sinks it like it's a lay-up. Dude was lost until about the last 2 minutes of the game. Anyways, Lakers are in big trouble now. People say if any team can come back from a being down 3-0 then it's the Lakers, my heart believes it but my brain is smacking my heart and telling it to shut the hell up. I still believe but.... damn! It might be a very interesting Dallas vs. Miami finals. [​IMG]
     
  5. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    Yuck. I did not watch most of that game, only the last 5 min or so, but what I saw was A) the Mavs are simply playing better and B) what i said about Kobe v. Dirk before is true. At the end, when being able to score was crucial, Dirk either scored or changed the defense enough for someone else to. Kobe did not and was not able to make the amazing play when it was needed.

    Lakers are done for the year, they need a point guard, and to start finding an heir to Kobe. And a better bench. They don't need it blow it up but they do need some more talent.
    Not sure where they can find heart though.


    Kobe will try.

    Fuck. Someone better beat the Heat. Right now it's everyone v. the Heat as far as I'm concerned. Rather the fucking Hawks win than fucking LaBitch. Arggg.... somebody better step the fuck up.
    Go Mavs. Time for some sweet redemption.


    I agree NC.

    I don't see how the Lakers can get out of this hole (even if Kobe "goes on a scoring tear"...[​IMG]); they look beat as a team.

    A Thunder-Bulls Finals with the Thunder winning would be cool. Anyone but Miami, please!
     
  6. Green Lantern

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    I did watch the game. One night does not a BEAST make. Nowitski is soft as well, but his numbers will make you stand still. I never seen so many layups from 7 footers. Look at some 1978-85 footage to see Beastly B Ball. Everyone wants to be MJ no matter what size they are. There are too many positions in Basketball...point guard, shooting guard, small forward, shooting forward, true center, power forward. This has gotten out of hand!!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. facebookdigg123

    facebookdigg123 Senior member

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    man j kidd still a great defender at such an old age. go mavs!
     
  8. matik23

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    [​IMG] See, people who didn't watch the game shouldn't talk. Either you didn't see the game or you have no idea what the hell you are watching. Bynum dominated tonight, he was bodying everyone yet idiots still say he is soft? I mean how the hell can anyone who watched tonight game can even believe this statement? Again, Pau I understand, even Phil was getting on his case but Bynum was playing great tonight. Still blame most of it on Pau, he just left Dirk with wide open 3's at least 4-5 times and dude sinks it like it's a lay-up. Dude was lost until about the last 2 minutes of the game. Anyways, Lakers are in big trouble now. People say if any team can come back from a being down 3-0 then it's the Lakers, my heart believes it but my brain is smacking my heart and telling it to shut the hell up. I still believe but.... damn! It might be a very interesting Dallas vs. Miami finals. [​IMG]
    Obviously I posted that for Game 1 and 2. Look at the date. It's alright. You're obviously flustered that Lakers won't be doing a 3peat. Enjoy watching the Bulls win everything. OKC vs. Bulls. Lakers bandwagon fans can go back into hiding now.
     
  9. Steve B.

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    shot across the bow of Lakers fans [​IMG]

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    LOL

    hroi gotten real cocky lately

    You've been all season, Persian bro.

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    Pau's chica.

    I think it is probably a upper respiratory infection. One of the symptoms is muscle fatigue and weakness which perfectly fits his current performance.


    No tits. How can you miss no tits?

    Illnesses, girlfriend problems, nagging injuries what ever makes you guys feel better. They're all professional athletes and they're all susceptible to that crap, even the Mavericks.

    The bottom line is if they're physically (or mentally) healthy enough to step on the court and play then all the other off the court bullshit shouldn't be used to explain their poor performance.


    this

    Yuck. I did not watch most of that game, only the last 5 min or so, but what I saw was A) the Mavs are simply playing better and B) what i said about Kobe v. Dirk before is true. At the end, when being able to score was crucial, Dirk either scored or changed the defense enough for someone else to. Kobe did not and was not able to make the amazing play when it was needed.

    Lakers are done for the year, they need a point guard, and to start finding an heir to Kobe. And a better bench. They don't need it blow it up but they do need some more talent.
    Not sure where they can find heart though.


    Dirk will choke. He always has and he always will. He is the albatross hanging around the neck of Mavericks basketball.

    Think I'll buy me a new broom tomorrow.
     
  10. matik23

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    LOL

    No tits. How can you miss no tits?


    [​IMG]

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    Pau's chica.

    I think it is probably a upper respiratory infection. One of the symptoms is muscle fatigue and weakness which perfectly fits his current performance.


    I heard they broke up anyway. By the wife of yours truly. The real reason Pau acting like a simp.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. foodguy

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    i watched the whole game. it was probably the lakers best full game of the series but it wasn't good enough. the dirk/kobe comparison is not fair. dirk was beasting, but the backbreaker was peja gd stojakovich who knocked down just about every open 3 he had in the fourth quarter. that was huge ... everytime the lakers sent a second man at nowitzki, two passes later someone was shooting a wide-open short-corner 3. by comparison, kobe only had bynum inside. pau was mia except for all but a few minutes and lamar flitted in and out of consciousness. dallas just played a better game ... for the third game in a row.
     
  12. flyindarkness

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    lol. lakers are in so much metaphorical shit.
     
  13. RFX45

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    Obviously I posted that for Game 1 and 2. Look at the date. It's alright. You're obviously flustered that Lakers won't be doing a 3peat. Enjoy watching the Bulls win everything. OKC vs. Bulls. Lakers bandwagon fans can go back into hiding now.

    So two games makes him soft? Dude has been beasting for 2 months and you judge him by two games? And not to mention that Bynum had 18/13 in game two and that is still soft? Get the fuck out of here. Again, people are just saying shit out of their mouth and the bandwagon Lakers haters comes out when they were losing? Shit, that is easy to talk shit now that they are losing.

    Where the hell where you the past 3 years? And don't give me that the season is too long BS, your just another Laker hater for the sole reason that a lot of other people are Lakers fans and you feel you need to be different but only show up when it's easy to hate.

    I did watch the game. One night does not a BEAST make. Nowitski is soft as well, but his numbers will make you stand still. I never seen so many layups from 7 footers. Look at some 1978-85 footage to see Beastly B Ball. Everyone wants to be MJ no matter what size they are. There are too many positions in Basketball...point guard, shooting guard, small forward, shooting forward, true center, power forward. This has gotten out of hand!!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Again, this is twice Bynum has beasted on the Mavs (see game 2 stat above),even Phil admitted he should have gotten the ball more tonight since he was heated.
    Too many lay-ups from 7 footers? If you mean they do not defend it's because the game is too damn sensitive these days. A tap and it's an automatic foul. A flop and it's an automatic foul, you have to be cunning and swift these days, you can't jus tbody people like in the 80's.
     
  14. NorCal

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    Yeah, what the fuck is up with not getting the ball inside? And why sit Kobe so long? Zen master might just have his eye a little too solidly on the door...
     
  15. RFX45

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    After a few minutes in the fourth, you can clearly see Kobe yelling at Phil to put him back in. I think it took another minute or two before he put him back in. They really should leave Kobe in the whole 4th unless he was in foul trouble, there was no point in leaving him in the bench, offense and defense struggles when he isn't on the court since their bench is struggling badly. At least Brown showed up for a little bit tonight.
     
  16. jet

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    All the imbeciles coming out like cockroaches.

    Preach bruva.
     
  17. Mark from Plano

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    Is it possible...and I know this is crazy talk, but just consider it for a second...is it possible that the Mavs are...it's so ridiculous I almost can't let myself think it. OK, here goes...Could the Mavs just be a better team than the Lakers? Is it possible that people have underestimated Dirk? Is it possible that with the addition of Tyson Chandler and the amping up of the defense under Rick Carlile that the Mavs have actually elevated their game to a championship level?

    It's crazy talk I know. Just wanted to throw it out there. Lot's of talk about in here about how this all about the Lakers not living up to their potential. What if it's about the Mavs just being better?
     
  18. Mark from Plano

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    Here's a column that says it much better than I:

    http://www.nba.com/2011/news/feature...me3/index.html

    Sooner or later, the inevitability of it all has to set in for the Los Angeles Lakers.

    It's not you or anything you are or are not doing.

    It's the Dallas Mavericks doing it to you: the textbook execution, the clutch shots, the ability to withstand every championship blow you throw at them. It's not about the Lakers anymore. It's about these Mavericks and the fact that they have the two-time defending NBA champs on the brink of elimination a week into the Western Conference semifinals.

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    The Mavericks have owned them at crunch time in this series, thoroughly outplaying them in the fourth quarters of all three games ( 82-55 on the scoreboard) to push them to the brink and the 11-time champion Jackson four quarters away from retirement.

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    The Mavericks have won five straight playoff games since suffering a mini-meltdown of their own, when they squandered a 23-point lead on the road in Game 4 of their first-round series against Portland. The bounced back, finishing off the Trail Blazers in six and haven't slowed down since. They've been here twice before in franchise history, completing the sweep of Memphis in the first round in 2006, but needed seven games to eliminate the Trail Blazers in the first round in 2003.

    This time, however, it's different. Dirk Nowitzki and his crew are doing this against the most dominant team in the league, a Lakers' team that has been virtually untouchable the past two seasons.

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    "It was a slugfest of a game," Carlisle said. "We were down eight with six minutes left, but we hung in there and kept battling. Dirk Nowitzki made it happen. Just about everything that happened down the stretch was a direct result of him either scoring the ball or making a play to get somebody a shot or make a pass for an assist or a three or two, or whatever it was."

    The Lakers will swear it was them. They gave this one away, same way they did Game 1. But that's not the case.

    The Mavericks' 42-15 scoring edge from the bench in Game 3 is what did it. That combined 60-20 scoring edge from the 3-point line and the free throw line is the difference.

    This is no longer about the Lakers and their issues, fatigue, drama and intrigue.

    It's all about the Mavericks.
     
  19. ibleedwhite

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    I'm not a Mavs fan by any means, but I've always felt the Mavs havent done enough to get Dirk a ring. perhaps this could change.

    As long as the Heat dont go anywhere, I'm happy.
     
  20. gettoasty

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    the game was close the whole game through with lakers leading before i left at 4 min +/-. friend texted me saying they lost a 7 point lead or something at the end. i still got lakers in game 7! (Not a Laker fan fyi)

    Go Lebron!
     

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