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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    5. Victory Parade #3: The City of Dallas is much like other cities today; in the mode of cutting its budget. I don't know whether or not it made national news, but in Class Act Move #3 by Mark Cuban, he has announced that he will pick up the tab for the parade personally rather than asking the city to pick up the bill. In case you're wondering Class Act Moves #1 and #2 were keeping his mouth shut during the playoffs and letting Don Carter accept the trophy last night.

    Cuban actually deserves a lot of praise for his relative level of class last night; I fully expected him to be in complete asshole mode.

    Good for him, but more importantly, good for Dallas and the Mavs.
     


  2. thekunk07

    thekunk07 Senior member

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    cool story, tell kobe and kg

    heard similar opinion this morning as well on ESPN radio. i couldnt agree more. missing out on college ball to get to the $ right away may make you rich, but it wont make you a great all around ball player.
     


  3. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Tell you what, I am back to my normal life today and it sure do feel good to be hatin' on LeBroom. I think I could do this for at least 2 more days before I sink back into my listless depression.
     


  4. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    I want to know what happened to the guy with the D. Wade avatar? He's been quiet since the game last night.

    Been workin...2 jobs actually.

    Gotta give my props to Dirk. The choke label now rests firmly on LBJ's shoulders. HOWEVER, getting to the NBA Finals and losing 4 games to 2 really isn't too shabby.

    Cuban actually deserves a lot of praise for his relative level of class last night; I fully expected him to be in complete asshole mode.

    Good for him, but more importantly, good for Dallas and the Mavs.


    I saw Cuban as well and agree...Never knew he had it in him.
     


  5. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

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    Well, maybe he wins the same titles as Malone. But Malone was classier, had a way better post game and he was a better team player.

    Actually, Give Malone Bosch and Wade and I think he would have won a few titles.



    What's funny was that I was thinking that old Shaq > LeBron+Bosh prime.

    The depth of the Miami '06 championship team was not much different from the '11 team.
     


  6. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Been workin...2 jobs actually. HOWEVER, getting to the NBA Finals and losing 4 games to 2 really isn't too shabby.
    Well, ya, maybe, but if your homey's are promising a championship and were already celebrating last July as if they won something it looks pretty bad. And MAN does it look back when you have a tat on your back that says CHOSEN 1. Man, that looks bad. I mean, yo, THIS LOOKS BAAAAAADDDDD right now:
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  7. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    cool story, tell kobe and kg

    ah yes, i forgot to add, just sayin.

    certainly its not always true. however there is a lot to be said about playing college ball. that transition in skill level of opponents and learning from a college level coach as opposed to HS coach can be very important in the transition of an athlete.

    kg never won it all until he joined up with allen and paul. kobe IIRC spent a ton of time as a 6th man before he came into his own, thus kind of substituting for college in that he was learning and was easing into it.

    lebron however was thrown into the spot of being a leading man in the NBA right out of high school. this is not imo a transition that would be natural to anyone, regardless of their natural talents.

    just sayin
     


  8. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    lebron however was thrown into the spot of being a leading man in the NBA right out of high school

    So, it was by choice. Many international footballers are in the spotlight younger than him and they do it. Pele was 17 and owned the World Cup in '58. I dont recall anyone saying he didnt show up in the final. Scored 2 goals if I recall.

    Make excuses for the guy but he touted HIMSELF as the King.
     


  9. foodguy

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    i think it is very much an individual thing. kobe was on the bench for his first two years, but it was clear about halfway through the season that he was pretty much a de facto starter.
    regardless, james has been in the league long enough that if he was going to be learning, he should have done it by now. maybe this will be the impetus.
     


  10. venessian

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    Some guy on the radio just said that, compared to Jordan, Kobe, KG, and other elite players who delivered titles, LeBron "loves to win but doesn't hate to lose."

    I think that's actually a fair statement, and there's a work ethic in there somewhere.
     


  11. RFX45

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    i think it is very much an individual thing. kobe was on the bench for his first two years, but it was clear about halfway through the season that he was pretty much a de facto starter.
    regardless, james has been in the league long enough that if he was going to be learning, he should have done it by now. maybe this will be the impetus.


    I have a feeling that he just doesn't have the will to learn unlike Kobe who was still working on his post move a season or two ago with Olajuwon. Lebrons work ethic just doesn't seem to be there, I don't wish ill to anyone but if he does get hurt and lose that strength and speed, he'd pretty much be screwed. Everyone saw that post move he made in the 4th right? Post up, body the defense and once he turned to try and bank the ball, he missed it by like 2-3 feet. While Wade did the same move a few minutes earlier on the other side (his weak side) and turned around faded and made the basket like he was shooting to a manhole.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    I wish I could see the smile on Kobe's face after the heat loss.
     


  13. indesertum

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    I have a feeling that he just doesn't have the will to learn unlike Kobe who was still working on his post move a season or two ago with Olajuwon. Lebrons work ethic just doesn't seem to be there, I don't wish ill to anyone but if he does get hurt and lose that strength and speed, he'd pretty much be screwed. Everyone saw that post move he made in the 4th right? Post up, body the defense and once he turned to try and bank the ball, he missed it by like 2-3 feet. While Wade did the same move a few minutes earlier on the other side (his weak side) and turned around faded and made the basket like he was shooting to a manhole.

    i think the shot you were watching was the one where he got blocked. he also made that post move on i think chandler where did a quick spin move towards the baseline and got the layup in
     


  14. venessian

    venessian Senior member

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    I think the spin move + lay-up was on Marion.
     


  15. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    i think the shot you were watching was the one where he got blocked. he also made that post move on i think chandler where did a quick spin move towards the baseline and got the layup in

    Nah, it wasn't blocked. He was practically all by himself in the air when he shot the ball.

    That spin move was on Marion, it's the only good post move he's done all post season.
     


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