1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    

    I have someone local, but now I just go through sportsbook.ag now. For bigger bets (anything over $1000) I'll go with the local guy. But with sportsbook I can just do micro bets to make things more interesting (like putting down $50 on the NBA all star game) when I normally wouldn't give a shit about the outcome.
     
  2. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

    Messages:
    14,339
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    


    Wow, interesting opinion. Can't say I would wager $500 on a sports game no matter how wealthy I was.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  3. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    

    I have a local guy, and an account on 5dimes.

    Interesting though, why do you put the bigger bets through the local guy? Easier to get paid out? I tend to put my bigger bets through the site.
     
  4. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    

    It's not really socially acceptable to go around parading how you're doing well on the sportsbooks.

    I mean there are extremes to every situation. I could casually put a couple of grand in stocks a year, and risk that, or play the equivalent amount of money on sports.
     
  5. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

    Messages:
    14,339
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    

    I knew there were always tensions between him and Krause, but why does he hate him so much? I don't know the back story there.
     
  6. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    

    yup the juice is a little higher with the local guy, but I get a payout within the week.

    Sportsbook.ag has a $1k limit per month and only one free payout per month. sportsbook.ag has all the fun prop bets (like the superbowl bets with coin toss and national anthem singing duration over under). Especially for individual player prop bets (things like over/under on how many rebounds is dwight howard going to get per game). My average time for withdrawal checks takes at least 3 weeks in the mail.
     
  7. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    

    the organization was always slaves to the luxury tax, and krause basically thought that he was the one responsible for the championships (through good front office decision making). Its the reason they broke up the team, Krause didn't want to pay Jordan another $24million/year and pippen too (pippen was the worst off - he was getting like 4million a year even during the championship runs).
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  8. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    

    Ah, makes sense. Though with 5dimes you can get paid out immediately to your debit card, which is pretty great. I would not bother if they did the check thing. They've also got weird prop bets, including oscar predictions, lawl.

    I did a prop bet for the LAL/LAC game that Kobe would go under 22 points, hit it just right with him getting 20.

    Im looking at next weeks games, tempted to take Spurs vs Kings moneyline. Probably going to be outrageous, but it seems like a lock...
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  9. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

    Messages:
    14,339
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    

    Really? Scottie got fucked. I guess Krause believed Jordan could win with anyone. To make a comment like that during his hall of fame induction would indicate to me its worse thank contract stuff. Maybe its just Jordan.
     
  10. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

    Messages:
    17,796
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Krause also had the biggest man crush on Kukoc, and moved heaven and earth to get him on the Bulls...so much that Mike and Scottie felt Krause wanted him over them.

    Watch how they blitzed Kukoc when they faced Croatia in the Olympics - they were making a point. Poor Toni had no idea what hit him :lol:
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  11. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

    Messages:
    14,339
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    

    John Salley said Kukoc had the biggest hog he's ever seen. Maybe Krause knew....
     
  12. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

    Messages:
    17,796
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    ^i knew we could depend on you to turn any discussion into one about cock :lol:

    I came home drunk last night and decided to watch the slam dunk contest. Didn't know it was possible but the first two rounds set a new low for shittiness. There were some nice ones in the final but overall it was still shitty. I'd like them to just euthanize the dam thing but it still seems pretty popular with the unwashed...
     
  13. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

    Messages:
    14,339
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Location:
    VA
    

    I couldn't even make it 1 quarter into the Shaq Chuck debacle. I mean, like, what a joke. This was a new low for matadors. How anybody finds it entertaining is beyond me.


    EDIT: what on earth is with those lime green shoes?
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  14. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    What're everyones predictions for the All Star game? I'm thinkin Lebron goes crazy just for the sake of showing off
     
  15. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    

    these games are usually super weird. since its in houston they'll probably let harden play like 35min and he might win mvp.

    thats my only bet for the game. I have a feeling Pop will let harden go buck wild at home and play him 30+ min for the mvP. currently he's a +800 odds.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  16. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

    Messages:
    17,796
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    I say Kobe goes into full career stat padding mode and goes all out to take another asg MVP and take another step closer to Michael. He must be gritting his teeth at all the 50th bday attention MJ is getting
     
  17. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

    Messages:
    12,283
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Location:
    Home
  18. sjmin209

    sjmin209 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,950
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    

    My prediction? It will be boring, just like every year.
     
  19. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

    Messages:
    10,272
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    Location:
    San Antonio
    

    Why? Don't like him. Never have.

    If you're interested (and I'm sure you're not) I will give you my current NBA hate team.

    I'm a hater's hater.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  20. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    

    I'm really hating my Harden for ASG MVP prop bet right now. :fu:

    do you hate harden? he seems like the logical evolution of Ginobili only with more hair.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by