NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Almost Special

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    wtf? lol did I say that at all? you were the one bringing up 'dirk is unsurprisingly big in germany'......it would seem as if you were taking that route, not me...?


    I'm really just questioning if you're even reading anything at this point, or if you're just really sold on that stupid saying, 'fuccoutahere', and trying to throw it in anywhere. :confused:
     
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  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Why can't we just enjoy his game and actually see the Knicks some win for once?
     


  3. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    :0 it's true. i don't remember the last time the knicks were consistently winning
     
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  4. fir3fox

    fir3fox Senior member

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    It will be just as fun when they lose their first game with 'Melo and the NY media jumps all over him.

    /Bart Scott

    Can't wait.
     


  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Would Tebowmania be bigger if Tebow was Asian? Facts: (1) America loves an underdog story, and (2) Lin's underdog status is impossible to separate from his Asian-ness. A black kid with his skillset and credentials coming out of high school would have received multiple offers from major D-1 schools and would have been drafted. It's only because Lin doesn't fit our preconceived notions of what a good basketball player should look like that he's in the position he's in.
     


  6. moffy

    moffy Senior member

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    True to some degree, but nobody saw this coming. Not because he's Asian, but because he's never done this before.

    From Hollinger:
    "Anyone who says they saw this coming is lying. Lin's past five games were not, contrary to what you may have been led to believe, his first shot in professional basketball. A year ago, he played 29 games for the Golden State Warriors and shot 38.9 percent, averaging 2.6 points per game.

    And in 20 more games of professional basketball for Reno in the D-League, he averaged 18 points and 4.3 assists. In other words, against minor leaguers a year ago he put up numbers that pale beside those he registered against NBA players over the past five games."
     


  7. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    I hope Melo sandbags the team so they're forced to deal him. Please god let this happen.
     


  8. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    Imhoff Senior member

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    I am also hoping for this as well. To show everyone what he DOESN'T bring to the team.

    It's funny listening to these sports analysts question whether or not Amare will be able to play well with Lin.... Hello.....He played with Nash for years perfecting the pick-n-roll....under Mike D'Antoni no less!
     


  10. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    ^^ but tyson chandler clogs the lane if amare tries to drop after the pick.

    the suns didn't run pick and roll using amare+nash+another big man successfully - I remember shaq just clogging the lane whenever STAT would drop... to the point that shaq became a black hole/road block during his suns years.

    what they could do is have chandler stand near the rim on the baseline and have amare reverse the pick and roll where he pops out and waits for a dump off pass then slashes, or pops out and shoots the 15-18ft jumper. Lin still has the option of slashing.

    the sad/obvious part is how Melo has no part of this equation being successful what so ever.
     
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  11. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    re: lin-mania.
    first definition of news -- man bites dog.
    which is not to say that he isn't having a heckuva run and that it might continue ... just that there is a certain novelty factor to it.
     


  12. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    :uhoh::devil::lol::teach:
     


  13. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    But you can learn to go left pretty quickly. Hell, I'm a thirty-five year old mediocre pickup player and actually go left now a lot more than I go right. I consciously set out to do so around age 25 and was virtually ambidextrous (at least on lay-ups) by 26 or 27. Now imagine if I'd been younger, more coordinated, more athletic, and got to practice three or four hours a day.

    The defense though.....that's a problem. He needs to work harder at that, especially in the film room.
     


  14. indesertum

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    they're both pretty hardcore christians. i wouldnt be surprised if they were near virgins

    that handshake thing they do is them reading the bible, tucking away their glasses, and pointing to god
     
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    I thought the handshake was them reading a textbook since they went to the Stanford of the East and Harvard of the West.

    I'm more disappointed in Fields' shitty taste in furniture.
     


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