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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #105 on: August 28, 2016, 12:38:02 AM »
Okay, I am bored... but could someone enlighten me as to why both the Memphis Grizzlies and the New Orleans Pelicans belong to the Western Conference (both located east of the mighty Mississippi River, no less), other than in an effort to "balance out" the number of teams in both conferences?
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #106 on: August 28, 2016, 11:22:45 AM »
Do any of the major sports have regional conference sense? I feel like they should all go back to the drawing board.

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #107 on: August 28, 2016, 11:28:19 AM »
The Mississippi cuts through NOLA. Fucking sucks driving over the urethrally-narrow Huey P. Long bridge.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #108 on: August 29, 2016, 10:16:16 AM »
Do any of the major sports have regional conference sense? I feel like they should all go back to the drawing board.

I think it makes sense. There's tons of games per season and already having to fly between LA and NY is a hassle 4 times a year, imagine having to do it 8 or 12 times
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #109 on: September 21, 2016, 02:01:09 AM »

Does anyone have the NBA League Pass Premium package? What games do they offer in their Video Vault?

My local cable carrier just lost the NBA package to its competitor, and I'd rather get the League Pass than signing an extra cable contract.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2016, 11:43:37 PM »
Ben Simmons broke a bone in his foot at training camp today. The Sixers can't catch a break.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #111 on: October 01, 2016, 07:17:04 AM »
Ben Simmons broke a bone in his foot at training camp today. The Sixers can't catch a break.

Sounds like that's exactly what they caught.

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #112 on: October 01, 2016, 07:29:00 AM »
Ben Simmons broke a bone in his foot at training camp today. The Sixers can't catch a break.

Sounds like that's exactly what they caught.

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« Reply #113 on: October 17, 2016, 08:37:47 PM »
I'm never been a fan of watching basketball, but while watching highlights during these past playoffs, the Hornets colors and branding caught my attention. I really like the black uniform, reminds me of the movie Tron. I also like the square font of the numbers and branding.

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #114 on: October 25, 2016, 11:59:30 AM »
I'm never been a fan of watching basketball, but while watching highlights during these past playoffs, the Hornets colors and branding caught my attention. I really like the black uniform, reminds me of the movie Tron. I also like the square font of the numbers and branding.

Yes, the Hornets' branding is awesome, but they changed their home court this year, which depressed me a bit.

Also, the season starts today! What is everyone most excited for? I'm anxious to see the Warriors, the drama-less Cavs, and the young studs in Minnesota.
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« Reply #115 on: October 25, 2016, 12:39:43 PM »
Minnesota looks like an interesting team to watch, they have so much potential and a great coach in Thibbs. I just hope he doesn't burn them out.
I'm interested in seeing how the Spurs will work out without TD, I assume it's gonna be more or less the same with Pop still in there but there were some big changes.
Finally, I'm curious about the Knicks, they can either be great or one of the biggest disappointments of the year. For Kristapz' sake I hope it's the former.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #116 on: October 25, 2016, 01:27:36 PM »
Also, the season starts today! What is everyone most excited for? I'm anxious to see the Warriors, the drama-less Cavs, and the young studs in Minnesota.

Excited to see the Warriors, of course.  I almost think there will be more national attention on them than the Cavs, despite the Cavs being the defending champs, just because of the KD move.  But it's going to be cool to watch how the team evolves and adjusts to the new chemistry as the season progresses.  I kind of expect them to be completely different by the time the playoffs roll around.

Hoping to see the Cavs implode and fall apart this season.  That would be nice.  Even though I am not aware of any major issues, LeBron is perfectly capable of manufacturing issues where none exist.

Kind of interested to see whether Portland takes the next step.  They certainly looked legit last postseason, and they have the pieces in place to build on that and not be a one season wonder.  But we'll probably have to be a good ways into the season to tell. 
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #117 on: October 25, 2016, 02:59:54 PM »
Go Sixers (lol) and Russel Westbrook.

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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #118 on: October 25, 2016, 03:33:59 PM »


Hoping to see the Cavs implode and fall apart this season.  That would be nice.  Even though I am not aware of any major issues, LeBron is perfectly capable of manufacturing issues where none exist.

 

Considering that has never happened, I can understand why one would think that...:P  :biggrin:

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« Reply #119 on: October 25, 2016, 03:35:23 PM »
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #120 on: October 25, 2016, 08:36:23 PM »
In honor of Craig Sager, Celtics wear "Sager Strong" jerseys at practice today.

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« Reply #121 on: October 25, 2016, 09:42:30 PM »
The Spurs are beating the Dubs with their own game... Damn, the Spurs are raining 3's!! And they do a really good job in disrupting the Dubs' offensive flow. They do just enough to force them into making tough shots.
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #122 on: October 25, 2016, 10:31:40 PM »
Spurs are looking like they are in mid-season prime! They are moving the ball better than they did all season last year in this game. The new pieces are fitting nicely with Gasol and Lee. And Kawhi Leonard is showing why he was second in MVP voting last season. He is a beast on both sides of the court. I'm very excited for this season, but I don't expect our next meeting with the Warriors to be like this :lol It's going to be a hard earned contest with these two teams from here on out

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« Reply #123 on: October 25, 2016, 10:56:54 PM »
Great win by the Spurs!

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« Reply #124 on: October 26, 2016, 04:56:15 PM »
It's only one game, but while Durant will make their offense is even more insane, losing the players they did means their D is going to suffer and teams will have a much easier time getting to the rim. 

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« Reply #125 on: October 26, 2016, 11:44:07 PM »
120 - 114!

A reasonable score for the Rockets @ Lakers game, as the letter "D" can't be found in either teams, lol!! I am glad we won though.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #126 on: October 27, 2016, 05:58:15 AM »
It's only one game, but while Durant will make their offense is even more insane, losing the players they did means their D is going to suffer and teams will have a much easier time getting to the rim.

I'm not sure the defense will be their biggest problem, I think the depth will. They're bench is not as good as it was in the previous years and I think that is what's gonna hurt them the most if Steve Kerr doesn't figure out a good rotation plan.
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« Reply #127 on: October 28, 2016, 07:56:01 PM »
I'm becoming more and more impressed with Anthony Davis. I'm catching the Warriors/Pelicans game, and the hustle he brings to a squad that is not very good makes the difference. He's a seven footer diving for loose balls and running up and down the floor, shoots in mid range, has handles, and switches onto smaller players on defense. Reminds me of The Admiral in his prime. If i was a free agent, I'd want to go play with him. Get Davis some pieces around him and Pelicans could be a great team in the future.

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« Reply #128 on: October 30, 2016, 09:12:28 AM »
While I agree that AD is a complete beast, I wouldn't go anywhere near the Pelis if I was a free agent. They need to bring in some guys that can help or at least be good role players, otherwise no one will want to go there. That team is dreadful right now
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« Reply #129 on: October 31, 2016, 02:04:01 AM »
While I agree that AD is a complete beast, I wouldn't go anywhere near the Pelis if I was a free agent. They need to bring in some guys that can help or at least be good role players, otherwise no one will want to go there. That team is dreadful right now

So on the one hand you said they need some guys there to win; yet without those guys you (as a FA) wouldn't want a part of it? That sounds like a catch 22 kind of deal to me. I mean, if a good enough baller wants to win and be in a situation where they can get some serious PT, wouldn't NO be the place to show what you are worth?
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Re: NBA thread 2016-17 v. The Age of The Land?
« Reply #130 on: October 31, 2016, 07:13:45 AM »
While I agree that AD is a complete beast, I wouldn't go anywhere near the Pelis if I was a free agent. They need to bring in some guys that can help or at least be good role players, otherwise no one will want to go there. That team is dreadful right now

So on the one hand you said they need some guys there to win; yet without those guys you (as a FA) wouldn't want a part of it? That sounds like a catch 22 kind of deal to me. I mean, if a good enough baller wants to win and be in a situation where they can get some serious PT, wouldn't NO be the place to show what you are worth?

Tell that to AD who's demonstrating he's MVP caliber yet can't win a single game because the rest of the team sucks. Management really needs to do a good job of bringing players that can improve the team, otherwise no one will want to go there
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« Reply #131 on: October 31, 2016, 08:04:55 AM »

Tell that to AD who's demonstrating he's MVP caliber yet can't win a single game because the rest of the team sucks. Management really needs to do a good job of bringing players that can improve the team, otherwise no one will want to go there

That's the whole point. You sir were saying if you were a FA (a pretty decent wing guy, I assume) and you wouldn't want to be in NO and help AD win games... instead, from what I got in your original post, you would only join his team when they are already winning? If they are already winning, why would they want you then?
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« Reply #132 on: October 31, 2016, 02:45:34 PM »

Tell that to AD who's demonstrating he's MVP caliber yet can't win a single game because the rest of the team sucks. Management really needs to do a good job of bringing players that can improve the team, otherwise no one will want to go there

That's the whole point. You sir were saying if you were a FA (a pretty decent wing guy, I assume) and you wouldn't want to be in NO and help AD win games... instead, from what I got in your original post, you would only join his team when they are already winning? If they are already winning, why would they want you then?
That's not what I'm saying. If I were to go to a team it would be one that I know can win, like the 76ers, they've been losing but have a lot of potential moving forward. Milwaukee is also losing but I would gladly join because I also think they have potential. The Pelis suck and don't have enough young talent that I would go there because we would probably still lose.
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« Reply #133 on: October 31, 2016, 03:09:31 PM »
I understand what you are saying, Nekov.  To put it another way, you are basically saying that a player with any talent should have a right to expect a certain level of confidence that ownership/management has a commitment to try to build a winner.  Not necessarily that they are there yet, but that there are signs that that is the mindset.  A team that shows no indication that they want to build a solid team, on the other hand, does not inspire such confidence.

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« Reply #134 on: October 31, 2016, 06:36:46 PM »
If anything, AD's likely to soon be looking to get out of NO. I don't see anyone joining him there. Much like my Hawks and Mavs, some places just aren't free agent destinations (even when they've been winning -- something which the Pelicans can't even claim).

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« Reply #135 on: November 01, 2016, 06:22:40 AM »
I understand what you are saying, Nekov.  To put it another way, you are basically saying that a player with any talent should have a right to expect a certain level of confidence that ownership/management has a commitment to try to build a winner.  Not necessarily that they are there yet, but that there are signs that that is the mindset.  A team that shows no indication that they want to build a solid team, on the other hand, does not inspire such confidence.
Exactly. I'm sure they will try to do something like this because AD won't just stay there if the situation remains the same and they can't afford to lose their biggest player however I son't know if they have the assets to do so.
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« Reply #136 on: November 04, 2016, 04:11:07 PM »
Good game, Durant.

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« Reply #137 on: November 04, 2016, 04:24:45 PM »
Trending up. 
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« Reply #138 on: November 04, 2016, 09:30:58 PM »
Wooo... the Dubs are playing like crap @ Lakers... the Lakers are leading 46 - 27 as I am typing this...  :omg:

Then again, I know the Dubs are too good to be down that much, and they can easily shoot themselves right back into this game... Go Lakers! Don't screw it up!  :biggrin:
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« Reply #139 on: November 13, 2016, 07:35:16 PM »
I can't say I'm surprised that the Clippers have the best record in the West so far. They are the only team in the West that was in contention in the past 5 years that haven't lost key players. Spurs, Warriors, and Thunder have changed. The Clippers are the only team with players that are familiar with each other. It's still early in the season though, but i think we'll have the Spurs and Warriors battling for that number one spot after the All-Star break.