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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. jet

    jet Senior member

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    I don't know man I really enjoyed watching the eddie jones/van excel teams along with the cedric ceballos and sedale threats etc even though they sucked. We used to watch kobe when he first came into the league, after school we'd go to my boy's house and just watch games all the time.

    I really hated elden campbell, lakers had him for what felt like years and he was always garbage as well as a thorn in my side. Of course magic was my favorite when i was a kid and I don't really like him now, byron scott was my second fav back then.
     
  2. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Oscar Robertson never played for the Lakers; I think you mean Elgin Baylor (worst GM the league has ever seen).

    Yeah, the poor Lakers' fans had to suffer through all those long losing spells. Have you ever talked to a Cubs fan? Ever heard of the Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans/Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, or Phoenix Suns, all teams that have never won the NBA championship?

    Have you looked across town at the LA Clippers, who started as the Buffalo Braves, became the San Diego Clippers, then became the LA Clippers and have never won the NBA championship? Yeah, I have to admire those Lakers' fans for their persistence in supporting their team through all the tough times.
     
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  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Sounds like you guys are mad because the Lakers GM/office makes great moves and aren't being overly cheap to keep the team competitive year in and year out?

    Can't fault me either for liking the Lakers since I did grow up here in LA, hell even Steve liked the Lakers when he lived here iirc. I mean what the hell do you guys expect us fans to do, say "eh, we got Smuch Parker and Kwame Brown, we sure will get a championship with those 2!"

    You guys overreacting just because LA fans mention the dark days of the Lakers team? From what I read it's not like we were asking for sympathy, it was just mentioned that it isn't all glamour and championships in this town all the time.
     
  4. thinman

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    Not upset at all, actually. The Lakers are a well-run franchise with deep pockets. I used to be a Lakers' fan until Kobe started feuding with Shaq and had his "legal problems". Now I find it hard to root for him. I just LOL at the Lakers' fans bemoaning the "lean years" (both of them). I also know from my days of living in the LA area that most LA fans will support "their team" only as long as it's winning, so most of them really are fair weather fans.
     
  5. Steve B.

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    I actually liked the Lakers until Shaq left the team. As everyone knows, I just don't like Kobe.
     
  6. foodguy

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    sorry about the Oscar Robertson! total brain-fart. actually, i was thinking of goodrich. but same difference.
    and just to be clear, i was not moaning about those lean years. i was responding to a poster who implied that the lakers had never had anything but glory years. at least that's what i understood his implication to be.
    and trust me, i know about long-suffering franchises. i am a washington redskins fan since 1971.:embar:
     
  7. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    Why would anybody like Shaq either?
     
  8. foodguy

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    +1
    i actually like kobe. he is who he is. and on the basketball court, there's nobody better (dude is shooting 56% this year). private life is another matter, but thankfully i don't have to be a part of that. shaq is an entertainer ... he'll be who you want him to be. and while he was incredibly gifted athletically, i never felt like he achieved everything he could have because, well, he was just a big lazy slug in a lot of ways.
     
  9. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    Mark Rypen bitches!
     
  10. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    dude, i was indoctrinated in the sonny jurgensen to charley taylor days.:slayer:
     
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    That Waiters kid in Cleveland can play. Never looks pressured or in a hurry, shows a burst when necessary, plays alot like Rondo in this respect but much more of a shoot first guy.
     
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  12. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Don't mean to open a can of worms just posting an article. :D

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--j...r-06561809.html;_ylt=A2KJjai6yplQ9WYAK3LQtDMD
     
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    idfnl Senior member

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    I dont believe he really had an hour to review the offer.
     
  14. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Undefeated!!


    Knicks, baby, Knicks.
     
  15. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    The final offer likely did, I mean look at how quick that trade happened? No one was even aware until the news broke and trade has been done, no chance for the rumor to even hit the social media and someone usually leaks this kind of stuff if there is big trade like this will happen. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the already knew about the Rockets trade offer before offering Harden the $55mil and likely told Harden he has an hour to decide. I really see no reason for Harden to lie.
     
  16. foodguy

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    there was a somewhat similar situation with olshey leaving the clips (gm who built this this version). apparently paul allen made him an offer contingent upon olshey not going back to sterling for a counter.
     
  17. thinman

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    I'm sorry.



    This is so true. Shaq could have accomplished much more if he had been willing to stay in shape.


    Ah, yes. The old Over-the-Hill Gang. I remember those days. . .
     
  18. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Still undefeated.

    Knicks, baby, Knicks!!!
     
  19. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    aha! so there was a Harden ultimatum!! i am vindicated
     
  20. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    This is the absolute LULZ, last night, thats M Brown crossing the picture


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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     

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