NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Well, the SG comment was 1/2 joke, but you're making senseless arguments: because you have a great PG, now you're SG cant see the ball? Thats just not logical.

    Look, for me having a great player like Nash would provide options. You're saying a former MVP is stupid enough not to share the ball with a guy that likes to create off the dribble? I dont think so.

    And Westbrook could actually gain from it... cutting, off screens, back doors, he'd get easier shots in the process. Fact is that *can* share the ball, especially with a guy like Nash that doesnt have anything to prove.
     
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  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Think of it this way, you think Iverson would have played as well as he did if Nash or any other elite PG like CP3 or DWill were in his team handling the ball? That's how Westbrook scores and plays, he can shoot range but he is someone who has to create his own shot. He needs the ball in his hand.

    You only view it as senseless because you don't get it. I just showed you stats of the players and how much more efficient they are than Westbrook and you expect him to play off position and score more efficiently? I just proved your point is wrong by using Kobe, Jordan and Wade as an example and that is exactly how the Westbrook situation is. He is a great player but he needs to be the focus or the teams main scorer/#1 option for an elite pass first PG be able to play with him and produce like Kobe & Jordan.

    Then again you said that Basketball is played exactly like Soccer so there really is no point in arguing with you anymore.
     
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  3. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I'm still surprised Roy is coming back and likely playing with Batum as well.
     


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    Kobe will be thrilled to play with Nash. Nash doesn't look to score and is the best t getting his guys easy shots. He'll be able to score the same in a much higher efficiency offense, have a better shot at the title as well as the all time scoring record. What's not to like? He's got an ego but he's not a stupid immature fuck who will pout if he can't go iso all the time.

    Lakers have definitely won the FA season so far
     


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    RFX45 Senior member

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    I really do hope Kobe can accept that his age simply wouldn't allow him to play the same way he has before. He isn't in his prime anymore and hopefully that he can adapt his game to having a true PG on his side. Both are smart enough for that I hope.

    He does seem like a guy who would play ball in his 40's if any team in the league would allow him. I can imagine him loving the game so much that even when he can't play anymore, you just see him on the court struggling to make a shot to a point that it just becomes sad.

    I need Olympics basketball to start now so I have something to put me over until the actual NBA season starts. Although all these trades and signings been pretty interesting.
     


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    Lol Jason Kidd accepting the role of a "tutor" to Lin... Repaying his debts for all the times he cheated off Asians at Cal or what?
     


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  9. ExhibitA

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    Kobe's the greatest player since Jordan. Stern and the refs will give Kobe his 6th ring, the same way they gave Lebron his first.
     


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    No way Stern wanted LeBron to win one this year.

    -He would have preferred OKC to win so he could say, "See, small market teams can win", anyone else want to buy a shit franchise?
    -He wanted the "Lebron can't win" narrative to continue along with the ratings that came with people tuning in to watch him lose.
    -He would have loved to see the "Big Three" in Miami lose so he could have indirectly told the players, "Collusion gets you nothing, let the owners decide where you play".
     
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    I'm honestly happy for Brandon Roy but am a little worried too. He was really slow against mavs even during his miraculous comeback in game 4. He's crafty enough that he can get away with it tho.

    Excited for the wolves especially if they can get Batum.
     
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    i thought lin was going to houston
     


  13. ExhibitA

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    @fir3fox Good points, but I don't agree with all of them. Statisically the Heat were at the free-throw line more than any of their opponents. I remember watching the BOS and OKC series and being in disbelief of the questionable calls by the refs... According to viewership the playoff games for MIA vs BOS were some of the most watched in NBA history. The billions of dollars generated from TV revenue add to my opinion that its in the interest of the NBA to sell a storyline and provide entertainment. What better entertainment would it be than to have a Lakers vs Heat 2013 NBA Finals.
     


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    True, that would be their dream match up.
     


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    lol ... if it happens, then we're definitely on to something.
     
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