NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    yeah, Kemp should have been one of the all time great scorers and he was one of the first guys to come right out of high school. He was a beast, reminded me of Darryl Dawkins but with a lot more athleticism. And he wasn't going to back down from anyone. BTW, where is Gary Payton? Tremendous defender. Griffin, he'd go flying over Mahorn and get a strong elbow to his gut to get the air out fo him. Then Laimbeer would come over and "accidently" step on him while he was on the floor.
     


  2. LawrenceMD

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    wade's game isn't predicated on huge dunks over people though. again wade is a prototypical old school player who would've faired well in any era. if anything wade takes his old school rough and tumble game and adds to it the euro-soccer floppy game to take advantage of this era's officiating/rules. he's simultaneously one of the toughest players as well as the most floppy/petty players in the league today.
     


  3. dopey

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  4. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    Plus he was in Obama's video- Yes We Can.
     


  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed. Wade is a true all-arounder, though his style of play is the kind that makes you fear he won't age well in the game. And you would be right. He is better off playing today than 20 years ago, though.
     
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    i think greatest all-time discussions usually leave out big men because they're perceived as having an unnatural advantage. i mean, if you want to talk about the greatest of all time, it would be hard to leave out wilt. 100 points in a game? 50ppg/25rpg average over a season?
    i think t hey're regarded as kind of freaks and when people talk about the greatest of all time, they usually focus on players who have done the most with a more natural-seeming size. and, really, when people talk about best ever, who else is there except mj and kobe? with maybe bird and magic tossed in.
     


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    I think part of it does have to do with Kobe and Magic spending their entire career with the Lakers. I won't say never again, but guys staying with their team for their entire 10+ year career won't happen again for a long long time.
     


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    Not true. Sign and trade could easily trigger that again. That's what Kobe was.
     


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    Really? Bird maybe in the top 10 but no way in the top 5 discussion. If we're talking about scorers, yes, but certainly not all-around players. Kobe probably wouldn't even make my top 5 (again, unless we're talking about pure scorers)
     
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    Hate the Heat tropical uniforms. The white out makes them look softer than they already are.
     


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  12. edmorel

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    So the Heat were supposed to comeout tonight and avenge their prior whopping by the Knicks and show that the Wizards game was a fluke......
     


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    total ewing theory example. and possible double ewing theory multiplier where the dual prime examples of ewing theory protagonists (carmelo and amare) provide a double dose of separate positive forces that combine/summate into a improbable win.
     


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    Wade is shitting up my fantasy team. Trying to make a run at SirGrotius and save the week, but no, Wade has to shoot 23% and score a massive 13 points.
     


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    perhaps.... but if they keep playing like this I'll be a happy camper! :lol:
     


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