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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    I dont get it. I've passed the ball thru legs a handful of times. I've dribbled thru legs too. The Cole pass was special because he was in stride... but the rest? Its not that special, pedestrian for the And1 crowd in fact. In soccer its called the nutmeg, the fact that it has a name gives credence to it not being unique.

    All this spouting aside, the Cole pass was the best of the lot by miles.
     
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  2. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    We need him to play like this tomorrow.

    "French Pastry" as Al McGuire used to call it.
     


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    I wonder if LBJ is trolling us

    Stats completely opposite from game 1 but Miami playing some great ball. James just acting as the distributor
     


  4. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Such a masterful performance from LBJ. Most of it won't show up in the box score. One of his best performances ever imo.

    LMAO @ Tony Parker hitting the deck at every opportunity. Also wonder how things will turn out once they start calling moving screens on Tim Duncan
     


  6. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    hellz yeah

    man i almost fell out of my chair when Lebron stuffed Splitter

    Spurs big 3 played merely decent (Parker, Duncan) to downright horrible (Ginobili). Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard though - amazing. kids are going to be trouble

    but hey...a T-Mac sighting!
     
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    Stalking for 3 quarters
     


  8. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    dat shit nasty as fuck.
     


  9. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Ginobili was shit. Terrible ball handling and decision making.
     


  10. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Btw as fun as that block was to watch, if Lebron had missed the block, you guys would have been lighting him up for being on the wrong end of a poster. He contested the shot really late, so it was more likely he would have gotten dunked on by an awkward-looking Brazilian

    Which plays into my longstanding dislike for this "poster" mentality - people who play with effort and teamwork on defense are going to get dunked on.
     


  11. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    It took me overnight to get over the pain.

    Ginobili hasn't played well in a while, We will need one of his "games"- 20+ pts, 8+ ast to win 4.

    I was predicting a rout here locally.

    Now the Spurs need to fire back on their own in our house.
     
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  12. edinatlanta

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  13. lawyerdad

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    Well, it seems more important to worry about where he can best help the team in the context of that game than about playing to his strength in the abstract. The Heat don't really rebound anyway. If you can take LBJ out of his offensive game, I don't think you mind that much giving up some defensive rebounding.

    And don't forget that one of the defining accomplishments or Rodman's early career was guarding Magic Johnson on the perimeter in the finals. The guy was amazingly athletic and versatile early in his career, only becoming one-dimensional (while damn impressive in that dimension) later as he got older and bulkier (and coincidentally or otherwise, increasingly bat-shi** crazy).

    And just to play six degrees of Kevin Bacon with it, one of the defining moment's of Magic's career was his dominant game playing center against the Sixers in the finals - in the abstract, clearly a case of pulling a great player away from his strength . . .
     
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  14. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    This kind of butterfly theory angle is pointless and just makes your head hurt. Every player's success is another one's failure because sports is the ultimate zero-sum game
     


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    Agreed - stupid article.

    LOL at Pitino's Plan B of building a Celtics dynasty around Keith Van Horn.
     


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