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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    torn meniscus for Blake. ouch
     
  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    You obviously have not seen MJ play in his prime, if you can find it just go watch the Dream Team documentary.
     
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    Woodson Says Lin Will Stay, and Start

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  4. LawrenceMD

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    ^the more athletic athlete from the future is a bit of a fallacy. sure standard things like bench press and running times have improved... but thats only incrementally... usain bolt may run a 9.59 or something.... but thats the most extreme example of only one variable: speed. but factor in the average times of all the athletes (like the total player population of the eras) and the differences in athletic ability is even narrower.

    how about some poof that you can see with your own eyes...

    this is a video about bill walton being possibly the best center ever (when totally healthy) by they guys at bbalbreakdown on youtube.

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    this was the game all the way back in 1977 during the finals and you can see how fast paced, physical, and athletic the players are. The game actually looks like a modern day game.

    go to this part at 2:17

    look at how fast, physical, and high Dr. J jumps and jams on a totally contested breakaway..... about 2.5feet inside of the free throw line.

    another example of extreme athleticism

    or a sick dunk in traffic?

    do you think jordan would score 45 against the finals teams in 1977 (twenty years from 1996 jordan's prime)....maybe but then again he was dropping 45 during 1996 anyway... jordan might not even be the most athletic player on that court (after seeing some of the scary athletic shit Dr. J does).


    also notice dr. J jams on Mike Bibby's dad's jew-fro and all... :lol:

    the early 90's brought the extreme defense first trend from the Pistons and eventually the early 90's knicks.... there are trends that make the game looks super fast paced and exciting like the late 70's NBA and the recent 2010 onward NBA...but also slow like those early 90's teams.

    so even way back in 1977 you could actually see that the finals teams could actually ball, probably even play the 2012 Heat or OKC competitively. the level of basketball play was at that high of a game even 35 years ago without a 3 point line.

    barkley, pippen, malone, stockton, jordan, robinson, ewing, drexler, mullin were in their prime. no team was going to "out run" that group.

    hell.... no one is going to outrun/gun/physical/ball finals teams from 1977...
     
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  5. Ambulance Chaser

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    To be fair to Kobe, what he said is being misreported. He said that the 2012 team could beat the Dream Team, not that they would. In a best-of-seven series, I think the 2012 team could win one or two games as the Dream Team let off the gas. In one game for all the marbles, no way.
     
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    Also, imagine if the OGDT had replaced Laettner with any number of other players. If you were playing international style ball you could have gone with somebody like Dale Ellis or Reggie Miller. If you were playing NBA style ball, you could put Shaq on the team.
     
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    Or if they'd have replaced Bird with someone with a functioning back and knee.
     
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    US replacing Blake Griffin with Anthony Davis looks like. If he plays well, that's a lot of much needed size.

    I wonder if it'll jumpstart Davis's career, being around all the superstars and seeing how they treat the game. It certainly helped Durant take things to the next level. Davis might be too young to really catch all the lessons though.
     
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    Good point.
     
  10. RFX45

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    Kyrie Irving challenges Kobe Bryant to 1-on-1 game, Kobe puts $50K on it, ethers rook


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    See, this is something that will be an interesting addition to All Star weekend, a one on one game among stars.

    So who you got? Irving or Kobe? I think I'd still go with Kobe on this one despite the age difference.
     
  11. fir3fox

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    I hate to say it, but Kobe.
     
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    Kobe is going to abuse Irving. I would rather see a game of one-on-one between any two of the following three players: Kobe, LeBron, Durant
     
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    Kobe will just back Irving down if the game was somewhat close and it wouldn't be entertaining
     
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  15. RFX45

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    :lol:
    Dude keeps getting work.

    GSW signed him for $7mil for 1yr (which is already mind boggling) and he tore his pec not being able to play but less than 10 games. And now the Sixers amnesty Brand and takes Kwame?
     
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    Ya, its pretty incredible. You'd think they would rather take a punt on a up and comer out of the D league.
     
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    If your athletic and 6'11" there's always a sucker willing to pay.
     
  18. HRoi

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    everybody seems to be happy about the US team's win over DR but they were sloppy as fuck. need to get them some real comp before the Olympics start.

    plus they lost Blake. I'm not his biggest fan, but he was still size and rebounding. and demands a lot of attention from defensive rotations
     
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    Brown is far from athletic. Dude can't even catch an alley-oop.
     
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    Everyone I talk to thinks Kwame sucks. Def a waste of the 1 pick but ill give him credit for making rosters (and getting paid) year in and year out
     

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