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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I remember when Dantley played his first game against Isaia (or was it Aguire?) after Isaia ran him out of town. Right at tip off he went up to him, got right in his face and started saying stuff in his ear which you could tell was just nasty. Isaia kept a grin on during the whole altercation. Jordan was another guy who absolutely hated Isaia, kept him off the Dream Team and would not allow any Isaia questions in interviews.
     
  2. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    By way of contrast, I love the story about Kurt Rambis learning about it, walking out of practice without telling anyone where he was going, and flying straight to LA to be with Magic at the press conference.


    You've been on styleforum too long, my friend.
     
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    idfnl Senior member

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    That kinda makes sense, the guy seemed like a great teammate, but otherwise. There are better stretch 4's in the league right now, Kevin Love and Dirk for sure.



    I need to watch the next game, didn't see G1. Vogel should have shaken things up a month or 2 ago.



    Because the east doesn't have any contenders, I'd have to agree on Miami. Charlotte gave them a decent game for 3 quarters last night. I've never seen a worse #1 seed. This said, watch Indiana take Miami to 7.

    Out west, I think its OKC. My sleeper is Portland.



    I loved how Dantley called him out in the documentary, no hedges, nothing. Isiah was a pretty nasty guy, it was denied, but I wouldn't be surprised if he sent a proxy and its plausible deniability. I'm very surprised he had any form of a career outside of his playing days.
     
  4. indesertum

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    Holy shit Kevin durant. Circus 3 point shot with the and 1
     
  5. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Memphis - OkC great game

    Gutty win for Memphis
     
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    that score right now GS vs LAC

    I just took a look at NBA.com and yelled out 'DANNNNNNNGG!!!'

    bananas
     
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    I won't say Spurs, because it jinxes them every time.

    OKC has become a real rivalry and I'm hoping someone knocks them off before (unless) SA has to play them.

    If SA doesn't take it I'd like to see LAC.
     
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    Clippers vs Heat in the finals
     
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    No joke, I could see that. Paul needs to step up to borderline super-star level, but with Blake smashing and bashing and another big in Jordan I think they can do well. Nice bench, too.
     
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    I like the Clippers, but Donald Sterling is a douche and I'd like to see him fail.
     
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    During this same period, players Sam Cassell, Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.'

    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/23649/legal-filings-show-frustration-of-clipper-gms


    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jones/060810
     
  14. diadem

    diadem Senior member

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    Quote:Yeah, he's a well-documented racist and a penny-pincher. I was genuinely surprised when the Clippers breached the luxury tax threshold.
     
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    ^he was the contrast to Jerry Buss. self made southern california mogul NBA franchise owners who live a hedonistic lifestyle but run their businesses in almost opposite ways.
     
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    After last night, its true. The Clippers may succeed this year. They pose a formidable opponent to Miami. They have lots of pieces and can create matchup problems, can tire Miami out because they have a much better bench. They'd also dominate the boards, Deandre Jordan could really destroy them. Lastly, they have a much better 6th man in Jamal Crawford. The only problem is they don't have a sure fire stopper for Lebron like a Leonard or Butler.
     
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    Danny Granger did a pretty good job in that Pacers-Heat series a few seasons back.

    [​IMG]
     
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    They can throw Barnes/Dudley on Lebron and at times Blake when Spoelstra makes him play a stretch 4. CLips doesn't really need a Lebron stopper though, they have a pretty good suffocating defense and the biggest improvement they've made this year are the switches. Yeah they still get caught slacking at times but if you watch their defense, they will double or confine a player and the guy that rolls to the basket gets picked up by the other and another one switches to that dudes assignment and the guy who doubled before can quickly move to whoevers open at the time, really impressive how they managed to get to work Docs system and to work it that well.



    I'm more curious how Knicks fans feel about Jackson clean-up and Kerr possibly being the next coach? I think the coach firing was a longtime coming but to actually clean out the whole staff, it seems like that isn't always the case with coach firings. I know new coaches tends to bring in their own staff like Doc did with the Clips but this one is just starting on a completely clean slate.

    If Kerr does get the job I wish him all the best, I always liked the guy and hope he can do what Hornaceck did this year but with Melo still on the team, I am not sure how much he can accomplish.
     
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    Anybody would do a better job than Woodson

    Melo was a top 7 player this year even on a shitty team where offense broke down after one pick and roll. Imagine what he could do in a setup that gives him easier looks
     
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  20. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    On the Heat, don't discount the Nets being the Eastern Conference champs. While the Heat are the favorites, this is probably the weakest Heat team of the last three and I wouldn't be surprised if Charlotte gives them a hard series.

    On the Knicks, there was no one on the coaching staff worth keeping. Herb Williams will be given a job somewhere in the organization as he's been there almost as long as Dolan and everyone loves him. On Steve Kerr, obviously have no idea how he is going to do as a coach but I think its the ideal situation for him. There will be zero expectations for next year, he is implementing a system and will have its most successful proponent guiding him and he has a team that has some good pieces for that system. If Melo re-signs and he buys into the triangle, he would become more efficient and probably score a bit more too. Bargnani would also be a good triangle player, he would be like the poor man's Gasol. Everyone says he was a bust this year but he was so misused by Woodson that it was criminal. I'm actually excited about next year, whether or not Melo comes back. Jackson/Kerr will know how to use Stats, Bargnani/Hardaway/Shump. I think they are going to try and move Chandler and shore up the PG position. The great thing about the triangle is that you don't need to have a huge scorer or two on your team, you just need 2 guys or so that can score facing and with their back to the baskets. Bargnani/Melo could fill that role, and Stat to an extent. Maybe that is also part of the reason why they also signed Lamar, another guy with that skill set.
     

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