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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    And he hit them both, too.


    Was an ESPN article talking about this and they only had something like 14 Achilles tears recorded in NBA history. Is it really that rare in the NBA? Seems to have much more in the NFL, usually linemen getting rolled up on each other.
     


  2. Biggskip

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    How bad is Miami as a sports town? Every time they're on national TV there have got to be 10-20% of the visible seats empty. I would guess that overall, it still way behind Charlotte and Atlanta as terrible sports towns, but it's probably in the top 5.
     


  3. jpeirpont

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    Agreed! But a little less than Weezy effected yours!
    I am actually enjoying Melo's and Knicks run but folks are getting overly excited.
     


  4. Rambo

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    Well, its somewhat relative. Miami is the SINGLE BIGGEST bandwagon town in America. Owing mostly to the fact that a large percentage of the population is from somewhere else. Coupled with the fact that many of them aren't even American, and thus don't even give a flying fuck about American sports, leads to a very weird makeup as a sports city. You'll find tribute bars for teams from all over the country. But when the Heat are winning, people come out. Many times, just to be seen. Its very similar to LA in that regard, except the more international population leads it to be even less interested.
     


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    the FOBs (asian/latino/euro/) in the southern cali area usually end up becoming diehard Laker fans and even dodger fans. Its an introduction into america that way learning the sports and following the lakers/dodgers religiously. I saw it first hand when I lived there when I was a kid. the lakers may have bandwagon fans, but they also have a huge true multigenerational rabid fan base that covers all the races.

    thats one of the underrated aspects of the Boston Sports scene - there are so many new immigrants in the New England area (working class to super educated ivy leaguers) there's always a new influx of new red sox/celtics/bruins/patriot fans who end up following the teams religiously also. My mom and dad didn't know shit about baseball but ended up learning the game by watching Red Sox games (which eventually bled into following the Celtics, Pats, and Bruins too). Except for new englanders there's also a mass migration outward after growing up in the area. Hence the permeation of boston fans into basically everywhere.
     
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  6. HRoi

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    it's a football town. the Dolphins and the Hurricanes have far more diehards. we also got fucked by Loria and the Marlins too many times to count so that has to factor into the apathy.

    also, i have a partial share of Heat season tickets and they are really doing their best to price the common man out of watching Heat games. yeah, i guess the true diehard would miss breakfast every day or whatever to afford their tickets, but it's a lot harder to do these days. i also sloughed off my tickets to my partners until the playoffs once they started resting their players :nodding:
     


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    Different cultures. The Mexicans and Asians already have baseball and basketball as part of their culture - Mexico from America and Asia from Yao Ming... Football is even creeping into Mexico now. People from Quebec, Germany, Russia, and South America don't really give a flying fuck about baseball or football. Even basketball barely creeps on their radar, although the Brazilians are getting more into it now. Plus, national identity is far more important to them than local team identity. During the World Cup, all the South Americans would be watching games at restaurants and bars (owned by SA's, of course) at 3-4 in the morning, then going to work at 9. It was crazy.
     


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    Lakers, baby. Lakers.

    I know it was a horrible shooting night by the Spurs, but still.
     


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    Oh shit, Camby cleared for a return. With the front line banged up, would be epic to see him return to his 99' glory. Lol

    Looks like nuggets vs rockets in the 3vs6 matchup. Really looking forward to this series if it can hold
     


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    ya... the "Blake Mamba" was big last night!
     


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    That doesn't work
     
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    man, the Hawks have to be the worst team that's perpetually in the NBA playoffs in history. it seems that they have been in the playoffs for my entire adult life and done absolutely nothing in any of them, at least not that i can remember. and i'm really trying here.

    this year is particularly weak - they've always rolled over in the first or second round but they have decided to speed things up and start rolling over in the week before the playoffs start.
     


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    Shitty end to the season. Its rest-gate.
     




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    Waiters flunks Birdman


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