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NBA 2016-2017 Season Thread

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

  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    i've said this before about pau -- he's an immensely talented player who is just to smart to be a truly great basketball player. which is not to say that truly great basketball players cannot be smart, but they have to have a level of single-minded focus that argues against it.
     
  2. lawyerdad

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    I take your point, but off the top of my head: Jabbar? Russell has always struck me as really smart. Bill Bradley was a great college player, but probably falls a bit short of that mark as a pro.
    I think Walton's pretty smart, but he's like buddies of mine who are really smart but also dumbshits at the same time.







    I've seen Oscar Robertson as the witness in a deposition. Not particularly smart.
     
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  3. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    I can see Jabbar. But having spent some time with him, there's also a deep core of a kind of very pissed-off needing to prove himself-ness (just made that word up!). And that's kind of my point. At a stage in life where most people are mature and mellowing out, an elite athlete still has to have something that pushes him to spend the crazy gym hours that are necessary. From all accounts, Steve Nash is a smart, very cool, well-rounded guy. But I have a hard time thinking of very many others who fit that bill. Don't know anything about Duncan as a person, but he seems like he could be. I think, just from second hand, that Robinson probably was that way.
     
  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    No argument there. I get the same vibe from Jabbar, although in my case it's all through second-hand accounts and press reports.
     
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    i meant to respond to this earlier. yes, it does. he's clearly Phil's guy. i am very skeptical of this Wizard of OZ thing that Phil is trying to pull, i think it won't work unless Fisher proves to be a good coach in his own right.

    one advantage to this arrangement is that Fisher is probably a better player than the Knicks current starting PG, so he can add value in that way as well :laugh:
     
  6. foodguy

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    he and i had books come out together and did a couple of signings at the same time (shocker: his lines were longer). He'd get up and walk around with a full line of people and he just signed, never acknowledged anyone or chatted. it was just work.
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    At least you didn't try to snake his parking spot at the froyo place.
     
  8. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nope. Violates the salary cap rules. Otherwise, you would be correct.
     
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    rondo's supposed to be very smart. also a weird loner. battier (not a superstar tho by any means), grant hill.
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    amazing
     
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  12. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    holy fuck, is that a typo? Spurs shooting 90% from the field???
     
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    Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green taking turns splitting the Heat defense out the back...
     
  14. Brothersport

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    :bounce2: omgomgomg spurs offense. they could regress to the mean in the 2nd half and still comfortably shoot 60%
     
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  15. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Heat are shooting 55% at the half and they're down by 21. Go figure!

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk
     
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    That's an offensive display for the record books. I always judge a winner of a game by how much easier they seem to score. The word seem is irrelevant here.

    Van Gundy made a great point, sometimes when its this easy offensively, you start to relax defensively. SA needs to keep the pressure on. They only really need to score 2 for every 3 miami scores in the 2nd to win.

    That display was also Miami's failure... hate to hate on them but they don't look hungry for championships anymore.
     
  17. nate10184

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    Lol Spurs in collapse mode.
     
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    and the "FANS(boys)" start to leave. what a joke.


    lol wtf game are you watching? here's to watching the Spurs "collapse mode" to two more wins.
     
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  19. Neo_Version 7

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    Come on, they have great fans! Floyd Mayweather and Rick Ross :lol:
     
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