NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

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    Damn Lin owned that game.
     


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    two words... Mike Brown! :crackup:
     


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    fucking greatest sports story i can remember. am starting to think he can average 16/8 a game
     


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    Jesus christ he killed the Lakers. Look at the Knicks box score. That's insane.
     


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    Yellow Mamba... buahaha!
     


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    haha my friends and i have been calling him that for a long time :x

    this is actually turning out to be interesting...
     


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    Definitely good for the NBA. And at just the right time with NFL season ending. I just hope the Tebow comparisons stop. I've heard enough about Tebow already...
     


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    Tebow comparisons are okay. I just read an article that compared Lin to Rick Santorum! :brick:
     


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    +1

    This dude was the HS Player of the Year in the entire state of CA. How can he not get a D1 scholarship? You'd have to be the most ignorant crusty old white scout type of dude to be like "I have no idea if he can run fast but I will bet he can't before I ever have any objective evaluation of his speed. Besides, that Black kid whats his name has nice calves, I want him on my team"

    Also, is it just me or is there a shit ton of weird race-coded commentary during the games? "Sneaky, clever," etc. The dude is 200 lb and looks as explosive, as fast, and as agile as any other 6-3 dude I have seen in the NBA (with the exception of a few like BD in his prime). They keep comparing his athleticism to Steve Nash, can steve nash dunk?
     


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    because nash is the next nerdiest looking PG in the NBA.

    oh and "5'10" soccer players can't be in the NBA! *herp derp*

    i keep forgetting that sports is still dialed into analog thinking.
     
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    A significant reason that Lin is blowing up as much as he is, is of his race. The others are his basketball abilities and the fact that he is in NY, and to a lesser extent, that he went to Harvard. Yet you will notice some commentators make an effort to paint the underdog story strictly from the Harvard perspective, rather than from the Asian-American perspective, because of all the pressure to be politically correct. It's hard to avoid noticing race. It's part of reality.

    Ron Artest says some wacky things, but he actually spoke truthfully and frankly in a recent interview, rather than sidestep the Asian-American issue:

    Q: What do you think about all the attention he's getting on Twitter?

    A: I think it’s good because it’s a first. It’s the first time. It’s just not normal to see an Asian-American in the NBA, and he’s the first. (Actually, he's the fourth. But who's counting.) And it’s great because Asian-Americans play a whole lot of basketball throughout America. You see it all the time. How many Asian-Americans do you see playing basketball in the street who actually want to play in the NBA? I’m assuming there’s a lot of them. And he did what it takes to play, and he’s a role model. Good in school, he’s a role model all the way around.
     


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    That's a classy response from Ron Ron.
     


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