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 heard from a friend who is close to the lakers that the big frustration with howard was that he has the skill sets to be a great p&r big man, but that he refuses to think of himself that way and insists that he's going to be the next kareem/hakeem. which, of course, explains his sky-high TO count.
     
  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    I think everyone is over that whole fiasco. O'neal and Jackson were all involved too and are all in the clear now, granted Artest wasn't the biggest part of that brawl but it wasn't 100% his fault and again, people are over it. Dude did not choke his coach like Sprewell did, or Kobe and Denver. Someone threw a cup at him and Artest overreacted, it wasn't some crap he did for some shits and giggles.
     
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    +1000
    with all the drama on the lakes this year, mwp's season kind of got overshadowed, but he had a really good year. he's still a terrific on-ball defender, though not quite as quick as he used to be (amazing hands, though). his shot was pretty solid most of the year and he actually was moving well, after several years when he ran like a bear on roller skates.
     
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    continuing my mwp love-fest (i really will miss the guy): the brawl was almost 10 years ago. and you've got to give mwp props -- he eventually realized he had a problem and got help for it. he's seriously wacky ... don't know if he's actually crazy or just wired different ... but he's a guy who TRIES to do the right thing, even if he short-circuits once in a while.
     
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    You really don't know shit about basketball do you?
     
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    RFX45 Senior member

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    He really does try to be a good man, dude auctioned off his championship ring for charity for gods sake.


    Plus the Lakers likely wouldn't win that one chip w/o him.

     
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    i was at that game 5. one of the most exciting bball games i've seen in person (and i covered ncstate/houston in the final4)
     
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    Yawn

    Edit: I suppose I should give a substantive response even though NorCal is being a dumbass.

    MWP is not a guy I'd ever bring in as a GM or coach.

    I wouldn't want guys with a history. I wouldn't want JR Smith, Sprewell, D Howard, Kenyon Martin, S Jackson, Rodman, even Rasheed who I actually like. I've had opportunities to personally hire guys that have shown me a glimpse of risk and I pass. I'm risk averse in general. I believe that with this kind of $ at stake you're supposed to keep it clean. Like K Garnett, he gets shit here, but has the guy ever caused a public problem? No. He's a model pro, and the kind of guy I'm willing to pay.

    Some may be great players or even all stars, but I wouldn't want to invest salary and that much risk in a ticking time bomb. Let someone else take the risk, I'll keep paying guys like Duncan.

    Lastly, since homophobe NorCal triggered the thought, anyone else notice that Jason Collins has not gotten a deal?
     
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    :)
     
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    Miller amnestied by the Heat.
     
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    Farewell Mike, we'll always have 2012 Finals Game 5
     
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    Le What?
     
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    Le STFU next time
     
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    Ray Allen.
     

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