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Re: The NBA thread
« Reply #22560 on: March 05, 2019, 10:32:27 PM »
Saw this in the comments of a Yahoo sports article:

>Jeanie Buss needs to fire Magic & Rob, hire a GM who has experience, trade LeBron and hope to get a lottery pick with a chance to draft Zion Williamson!!!

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« Reply #22561 on: March 05, 2019, 11:17:20 PM »
It's gonna be funny this offseason and next season if/when the Lakers fail to sign another star and get stuck getting whatever garbage players Lebron is still friends with.
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« Reply #22562 on: March 07, 2019, 10:49:52 AM »
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« Reply #22563 on: March 07, 2019, 10:53:44 AM »
thank you, my steam froze before that moment and when i refreshed, the entire chat was flooded with "shaqtin a fool mvp". i used my imagination but this is way better than whatever i thought up

though this, this is everything
https://streamable.com/ltjjh
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« Reply #22564 on: March 07, 2019, 12:38:06 PM »
FACT CHECK: he knocked it out of bounds

the dumb part was not realizing Milsap was going to do the obvious to that, can't do that to somebody not afraid of you breh
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« Reply #22565 on: March 07, 2019, 01:17:06 PM »
god the lakers are fucking awful
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« Reply #22566 on: March 07, 2019, 05:59:43 PM »
though this, this is everything
https://streamable.com/ltjjh

Rondo got pissy and quit playing the one year he played in Dallas. Glad to seem other teams that gave him a chance after that getting what they paid for.
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« Reply #22567 on: March 07, 2019, 09:18:06 PM »
we can have been this shitty without lebron  :doge
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« Reply #22568 on: March 10, 2019, 04:46:50 AM »
Lakers shutting down Ball to go with Ingram. LeBron for MVP. :rejoice
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« Reply #22569 on: March 12, 2019, 01:13:59 AM »
"While Buss has been an ardent backer of Walton, she has also empowered Johnson, who has been less resolute in his support. His efforts have all worked against his coach rather than with him. After delivering James in July, Johnson ignored the pleas of the coaching staff that he retain Brook Lopez and Julius Randle. Instead, he signed controversial and limited journeymen JaVale McGee, Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson."

 :neogaf

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Re: The NBA thread
« Reply #22570 on: March 12, 2019, 10:01:59 AM »
I love when a team has a dumpster fire season and the finger pointing starts even before the season is officially over. That's when you know people are getting fired.



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« Reply #22571 on: March 13, 2019, 03:02:51 PM »
Unless you're the Bulls. :tocry

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« Reply #22572 on: March 19, 2019, 01:49:03 AM »
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« Reply #22573 on: March 19, 2019, 07:04:13 PM »
LeBron's injured again, will be out until "to be determined." :lawd
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Re: The NBA thread
« Reply #22574 on: March 19, 2019, 11:21:04 PM »
This has been a rough season to watch as a Lebron fan.  :snoop

Which is part of the reason for my lack of posts in this thread.

Unfortunately its hard for me to see things improving that much. It's basically the Kobe 2.0 situation. Star player on big contract on a crappy team. That's not exactly the hot spot free agent destination.

This is why I wanted him to go to philly. Those young guys are ready compared to the Lakers who are seasons away. The decline process has begun yet he still has to do all the heavy lifting on a squad like the lakers.

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« Reply #22575 on: March 21, 2019, 10:31:08 PM »
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Greek broadcaster/former coach Vangelis Alexandris accused ex-Cavs coach David Blatt of lying because "he has Jewish blood inside him"   when he said he didn't know his Olympiacos team would walk off/forfeit a game last month.  Said World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer Thu.: "Such expressions of antisemitism recall the darkest days of history and the oldest tropes in the book. It is inconceivable that someone in the sporting community could make such shameful comments. We demand an immediate retraction and apology."
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« Reply #22576 on: March 22, 2019, 02:58:31 AM »
TFW the Clippers are in a 4 way tie for the 5th seed and the Lakers have collapsed.
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« Reply #22577 on: March 24, 2019, 07:55:30 PM »
When Zion Williamson goes into beast mode I can see those comparisons to younger LeBron. Only plus like 70-80 pounds.

He's got that same absurd hard dribble move that LeBron and Kawhi have where dudes can't take it away but desperately try for some reason even as they're being knocked away from the force of the body hitting them.
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« Reply #22578 on: March 25, 2019, 08:18:56 AM »
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With the playoffs already out of the picture, LeBron James and the Lakers played for pride in Sunday's 111-106 win over the Sacramento Kings -- and to appease the mythical basketball gods.

"I would never cheat myself," James told Spectrum SportsNet in his on-court interview, after recording his eighth triple-double of the season (and 81st of his career) with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. "I know we're out the playoff race, but if I'm on the court, I'm going to play how I play, and I play to win. So, I will never cheat the game.

"There's such a thing called 'game gods.' And they're watching no matter what you're doing, and it's our obligation to go out and be a professional, and that's what I'm about."

After the contest, James expounded on his approach for the 32-41 Lakers, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

"When I'm on the floor, I've got to play the game no matter what our circumstances is, no matter how many minutes I'm out on the floor, through the basketball gods, I've always respected the basketball gods," he said. "If I'm on the floor, I've got to try to play as hard as I can or do something to affect the game and not cheat the game. So, if I'm on the floor, if I'm in uniform, then I've got to try to make things happen.

"Not saying I'm going to make every shot, not saying I'm going to make every play or not have any turnovers. But just try to make an impact on the game and, like I said, I was on the floor tonight, and I was able to make a couple plays to help make our team win."
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« Reply #22579 on: March 25, 2019, 02:08:43 PM »
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Greek broadcaster/former coach Vangelis Alexandris accused ex-Cavs coach David Blatt of lying because "he has Jewish blood inside him"   when he said he didn't know his Olympiacos team would walk off/forfeit a game last month.  Said World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer Thu.: "Such expressions of antisemitism recall the darkest days of history and the oldest tropes in the book. It is inconceivable that someone in the sporting community could make such shameful comments. We demand an immediate retraction and apology."
When Zion Williamson goes into beast mode I can see those comparisons to younger LeBron. Only plus like 70-80 pounds.

He's got that same absurd hard dribble move that LeBron and Kawhi have where dudes can't take it away but desperately try for some reason even as they're being knocked away from the force of the body hitting them.
:thinking
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Re: The NBA thread
« Reply #22580 on: March 26, 2019, 04:07:56 AM »


nurkic leg snap, watch at your own discretion  :fbm

the snap is loud af  :brazilcry

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Re: The NBA thread
« Reply #22581 on: March 27, 2019, 01:38:22 AM »
Clippers made the playoffs!
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« Reply #22582 on: March 30, 2019, 03:17:39 AM »


that call on Walton's put back at ~3:15 :lol

simpler times
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« Reply #22583 on: April 04, 2019, 11:53:28 PM »
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« Reply #22584 on: April 05, 2019, 06:24:51 AM »
As much as the Lebron and Lakers year was a bummer for me, I'm actively really looking forward to the Eastern Conference playoffs this year. Feels like a fresh new start.

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« Reply #22585 on: April 06, 2019, 05:05:42 AM »
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« Reply #22587 on: April 08, 2019, 08:14:39 AM »
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« Reply #22588 on: April 08, 2019, 11:06:44 AM »
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"Memphis was the only team that showed me any consideration," Noah tells ESPN.com. The Grizzlies promised a small role. That was fine with Noah. He needed to build his confidence back almost from scratch.

He injected energy right away. At his first practice, Noah dunked on rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. and screamed in celebration, "Don't do it to him like that, Sticks!" he and his coaches recall. (Noah's high school nicknamed him "Stickman" because he was so gangly.)
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« Reply #22589 on: April 08, 2019, 12:55:00 PM »
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Re: The NBA thread
« Reply #22590 on: April 09, 2019, 08:57:48 PM »
I'm at D-Wade's last game. Fighting back tears rn

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« Reply #22592 on: April 09, 2019, 11:51:15 PM »
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« Reply #22593 on: April 10, 2019, 12:00:37 AM »
https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1115780743484067840

I can't get excited about this unless Pelinka goes too.

They've been low key one of the most inept front offices in the league.

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Re: The NBA thread
« Reply #22594 on: April 10, 2019, 08:36:26 AM »
I'm at D-Wade's last game. Fighting back tears rn
now i know who started the paul pierce sucks chant
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Re: The NBA thread (Playoff Time)
« Reply #22597 on: April 11, 2019, 11:41:19 PM »
Cavs fire Larry Dew and Grizzlies fire JB Bickerstaff too

Grizzlies also demoted Chris Wallace and John Hollinger to "advisory" roles
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Re: The NBA thread (Playoff Time)
« Reply #22598 on: April 12, 2019, 06:30:57 PM »
Lakers fired Luke Walton
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« Reply #22599 on: April 12, 2019, 06:47:28 PM »
Pelicans got David Griffin. Did not expect that.

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« Reply #22600 on: April 12, 2019, 06:50:58 PM »
Never understood Hollinger being with the Grizz. As one of the original advanced analytic guys, they never seemed to follow that path when constructing the team.

As far as Walton, I could have went either way. On one hand, he was given three seasons and that's longer than some coaches are given. But he wasn't responsible for the poor team construction which put together a lot of pieces that didn't fit. My issue is that I fear they are very much likely to bring in a player coach who handles personalities rather than implementing and establishing a system.

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« Reply #22601 on: April 12, 2019, 07:22:24 PM »
WOO PLAYOFFS. Was kind of hoping for a Heat miracle, but alas. Should be a pretty good playoff, lots of interesting matchups and interesting teams. Dubs likely got it but who knows.

Lakers are way more of a dumpster fire than expected, they may have scraped in if not for the injury/AD bait. Handing the team to Bron may work, but they'll likely need to go back to having supporting shooters while he shoulders the load till the wheels come off. Kinda want him to get another one though.   :gladbron

Has been kind of a busted season for me with AD kind of blowing up the pels, who knows what future holds. I am getting daily emails for season seats/packages though so that's nice I guess.

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« Reply #22602 on: April 12, 2019, 09:30:18 PM »
I hope I'm wrong but nothing in David Griffin's past(besides lucking into Lebron after coming onto a team with Kyrie) really screams anything but average to slightly above average GM.


Really do hope I am wrong though.

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« Reply #22604 on: April 13, 2019, 02:34:07 AM »
I liked Griffin and the job he did for the Cavs. I thought it was bullshit he wasn't retained there.

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« Reply #22605 on: April 13, 2019, 06:08:26 AM »
I found it wade's name is spelled Dwyane the other day and felt like a complete idiot even though I'm not the one who spelled it wrong.
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« Reply #22606 on: April 13, 2019, 07:09:08 PM »
76ers looked so ugly in that nets loss. Ben Simmons was a complete non-factor

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« Reply #22607 on: April 13, 2019, 08:41:51 PM »
Simmons a fraud

Lowry trash as usual

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« Reply #22608 on: April 13, 2019, 09:11:55 PM »
Playoff Raptors in peak form

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« Reply #22609 on: April 13, 2019, 11:36:20 PM »
Kings have already hired Luke Walton, who is their 10th coach in 14 years

apparently Magic quit because he wanted to fire Walton and Jeanie Buss didn't and yet... ???

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"Make sure that door is closed," Johnson said, referring to the locker room entrance, before shocking the basketball world by resigning as the president of basketball operations.

He cited all sorts of reasons for his decision in an impromptu 45-minute news conference (which was followed by separate 10-minute and 15-minute breakout sessions, as if he hadn't already said enough). Included on that list was his desire to avoid conflict with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss -- whom he didn't inform of his decision to step down in advance -- because of their differing opinion on Walton. Johnson wanted to fire him; Buss supported her young coach.

"Tomorrow, I would have to affect someone's livelihood and life," Johnson said of his plans to dismiss Walton as soon as the season ended. "I thought about that and said, 'That's not fun for me. That's not who I am.' Then I don't want to put her in the middle of us. Even though, she said, 'Hey, you do what you want to do.' I know she has great love for him and great love for me."
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The implicit pressure that came with coaching the team became far more direct after L.A. limped out of the gate 2-5. Johnson dressed down Walton in an explosive meeting, demanding immediate results. Everyone in the Lakers organization began feeling the pressure of trying to win now despite the fact that Johnson had asked the fan base to remain patient.

In the aftermath, Johnson told the Los Angeles Times and ESPN that Walton was safe and would coach the remainder of the season -- offering no vote of confidence beyond that.

Beyond the early-season meeting, communication between Walton and the front office was fraught, sources told ESPN. At one point, Pelinka sat in on coaches' meetings, involving himself at a granular level in Walton's workload. In another example, Walton went weeks without hearing a peep from Magic Johnson. Both tactics were unusual for an NBA team.

As damning as Walton's early-season meeting with Magic might have been, the true death knell came when he was left out of LeBron's exit meeting with Johnson and Pelinka, conducted several days before the end of the season, according to a report by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
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And then came the Anthony Davis debacle.

In the weeks leading up to the Feb. 7 trade deadline, Walton said he tried to tell his young players, all of whom had heard their names mentioned in one reported deal or another, to block out the noise.

And when the trade for Anthony Davis didn't go down, the stench only lingered.

When the Lakers arrived in Philadelphia after the trade deadline, Johnson came into the locker room about 30 minutes before tipoff -- the time usually reserved for the coaching staff to go over the game plan -- and had an announcement for the team.

Johnson reasoned to the players that the fact they weren't traded meant the Lakers wanted them more than any other team did and then tried to rally them together, declaring his goal of making the playoffs.

The message fell flat, sources told ESPN.

"It was bad," one source said. "It was bad." Another source was sketchy on Johnson's exact message because, well, he "tuned the m-----f----- out."
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Re: The NBA thread (Playoff Time)
« Reply #22610 on: April 14, 2019, 07:40:19 AM »
lmao hadn't seen Bird at Dirk's retirement ceremony: https://streamable.com/slg63
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« Reply #22611 on: April 14, 2019, 10:59:13 AM »
Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, at-one-time-career-year Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid.

If someone had told me at the beginning of the season that the 76er's were going to have that lineup come playoff time, and that lineup would struggle at home against the Nets, I'd have slapped the shit of you....But here we are.

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« Reply #22612 on: April 16, 2019, 01:37:09 AM »
LOU WILLIAMS DA GOD
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« Reply #22613 on: April 16, 2019, 02:22:52 AM »
clippers  :leon

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« Reply #22614 on: April 17, 2019, 03:43:54 AM »
trailblazers :leon

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« Reply #22615 on: April 17, 2019, 09:21:41 PM »
It's hard to diss the pacers when they are missing their best player but my lord. When their offense collapses, it collapses.

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« Reply #22616 on: April 18, 2019, 03:21:28 PM »
NBA TV can eat a dick. Put all the games on channels that are widely available assholes.  :maf

Spurs/Nuggets getting the shaft tonight.

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« Reply #22617 on: April 18, 2019, 04:54:59 PM »
Its not on local fox sports/altitude?

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« Reply #22619 on: April 18, 2019, 06:01:59 PM »
It's hard to diss the pacers when they are missing their best player but my lord. When their offense collapses, it collapses.


This has been accurate literally every season since 2005.