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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #280 on: November 16, 2017, 08:43:32 PM »
Joe, the best part is watching Kyle Draper lose his mind on CSNNE.
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« Reply #281 on: November 16, 2017, 08:50:04 PM »
Talking to he White Mamba.  :lol
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« Reply #282 on: November 18, 2017, 07:25:38 PM »
Wow @ the Dubs! Coming back from a 22 pts halftime deficit and then lead by 10pts at the end of 3rd qtr @ 76ers. No disrespecting the 76ers, but this shows you how good the Dubs are... IF they put their collective minds in the game!! They know they are good, and it seems to me sometimes they just give half effort in some games  :hat
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #283 on: November 21, 2017, 05:23:02 PM »
Manu Ginobli is playing incredible basketball for someone who is 40 and has had a history of ankle and knee problems!

Spurs offense is solid, but im worried about their defense. Maybe that will change when Kawhi and Tony comes back.

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« Reply #284 on: November 21, 2017, 06:05:51 PM »
Manu Ginobli is playing incredible basketball for someone who is 40 and has had a history of ankle and knee problems!

Spurs offense is solid, but im worried about their defense. Maybe that will change when Kawhi and Tony comes back.

Exactly, but I am more worried about Kawhi's health.
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #285 on: December 19, 2017, 05:18:07 PM »
No Curry.  No Green.  No Pachulia.  No Livingston.  No problem.  :lol 

Yeah, that was a narrow win.  But down 3 starters and their backup PG, and STILL pulling out the win?  Come ON!
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« Reply #286 on: December 19, 2017, 08:22:31 PM »
Quite right, we suck, lol!!

By the way, I know y'all don't give a damn, but Kobe didn't even stay for OT at the Warriors @ Lakers game last night in LA... that's real support for the team, what a jerk? Lol!!  :lol
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« Reply #287 on: December 19, 2017, 11:20:34 PM »
Yeah, I saw that he left early.  SMH
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« Reply #288 on: December 26, 2017, 09:20:18 PM »
I absolutely hate those NBA Officiating Last Two Minute Reports!! IMO, they ain't doing anything good but to throw those refs off the bus!!

The NBA needs to learn from the NFL, and allow refs to reverse calls, call fouls after video reviews and what not. Otherwise these reports do nothing good to the game.
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #289 on: December 28, 2017, 07:30:22 PM »
New 4th uniforms for each team based on their city.
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/12/27/nba-city-edition-uniforms-official-unveiled-by-nike/

I LOVE the Heat's and Clippers retro look.  I wish teams had the balls to wear those colors full time.
Disappointed on my team the Hornets uniform.  Their previous black jersey was black and teal which I loved.  I like the colored pattern down the side of this one but the rest is blah.
I also like Dallas, Utah, Orlando and Atlanta's uniforms.
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« Reply #290 on: December 28, 2017, 08:39:44 PM »
James Harden gave that game to the C's!!!  What a comeback from 26 down!!
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« Reply #291 on: December 28, 2017, 08:42:40 PM »
James Harden gave that game to the C's!!!  What a comeback from 26 down!!

My thoughts exactly!! Talk about giving the game away in spectacular fashion!!  :hat
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« Reply #292 on: December 28, 2017, 08:43:17 PM »
James Harden gave that game to the C's!!!  What a comeback from 26 down!!

Great game. Even the Bruins grabbed a point in Washington on the second night of a back to back.
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« Reply #293 on: December 28, 2017, 08:46:46 PM »
The Caps are the B's Ravens versus the Pats.  What a damn win for the C's crazy!
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« Reply #294 on: December 29, 2017, 05:45:17 AM »
Oh boy, you can't give away a game like that. There's some good acting by Smart to get those offensive fouls on Harden because let's be honest, every player shoves the defender like that to get some space to receive the ball. But still, Houson should have had that one in the bag a lot earlier
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #295 on: December 29, 2017, 10:01:32 AM »
New 4th uniforms for each team based on their city.
http://news.sportslogos.net/2017/12/27/nba-city-edition-uniforms-official-unveiled-by-nike/

I LOVE the Heat's and Clippers retro look.  I wish teams had the balls to wear those colors full time.
Disappointed on my team the Hornets uniform.  Their previous black jersey was black and teal which I loved.  I like the colored pattern down the side of this one but the rest is blah.
I also like Dallas, Utah, Orlando and Atlanta's uniforms.

Yeah, some of them are pretty cool.  Others not so much.  Overall, I like the Warriors' new one, even if the colors might generally be a bit too bold for my tastes.  I read the explanations for some of them, and there are a few that don't immediately resonate, but that are really cool once you discover some of the subtle callbacks to the local culture that are embedded in them.  One that I did immediately pick up on that isn't mentioned in the article is that the lines on the sides of the shorts are a reference to the new Bay Bridge span, and its very iconic construction.  Kind of similar to how the striping on the Nets' uniform is a reference to the Brooklyn Bridge.  I would consider buying it if there was a sleeved version (not into wearing tank tops much, except around the house).  I have the 2016 Chinese New Year jersey, and think it looks really cool (this one, but Curry:  http://www.warriorsteamstore.com/product/Klay_Thompson_Jersey:_adidas_2016_Chinese_Heritage__11_Swingman_Jersey_-_Slate )  Charlotte, Cleveland, and Indiana look cool too.

I do NOT like Antlanta's or Utah's.  Or Miami's. 

In general, some of the more plain throwback designs don't do it for me.  Some do.  But I think a lot of them are just TOO simple and understated for my tastes.  Maybe that's just a product of where we are with uniforms now and me liking the familiar.  But I just don't care for many of the overly-simple ones. 

Oh boy, you can't give away a game like that. There's some good acting by Smart to get those offensive fouls on Harden because let's be honest, every player shoves the defender like that to get some space to receive the ball. But still, Houson should have had that one in the bag a lot earlier

Yes and no in terms of acting.  Harden was just too aggressive.  Smart smartly planted his feel.  You can't just bulldoze through a player like that and knock him to the ground.  You just can't.  And the fact that he had been called on the exact same thing a minute earlier made it even more stupid.  Harden just bugs me.  And every time I hear about him doing something cool in his community and start to maybe think I'll feel differently about him, he does something on court or says something in a presser that just makes me shake my head and dislike the guy all over again.
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #296 on: December 29, 2017, 11:52:53 AM »
Okay, item #2 in this article is amazing!  :lol  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21906021/zach-lowe-10-things-like-including-warriors-thunder-nba

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2. Ghost free throw high-fives

DeMar DeRozan is the new master of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkIIJyMEQ60

Marvel at the level of craft! DeRozan doesn't just high-five random pockets of air. He strides forward, as he would after a normal free throw, looks to his left at one imaginary low-five recipient, and then does the same to his ghost teammate on the right. That is borderline Method.

Joel Embiid is also doing this on technical free throws, and it's awesome. I don't even care if they are mocking the tradition or paying homage to it. It's an easy thing poke fun at, but at least some studies have shown winning teams high-five more. I don't buy the cause-and-effect there, but maybe ritualized high-fiving makes free throw shooters feel comfortable. The whole thing is kind of charming -- a bit of grade-school sportsmanship so ingrained, it persists within a billion-dollar business. No one is too cool for a high-five.

Also, no one will ever beat Andrew Bogut's rapid-fire air high-fives when no teammate offered one. That is the Daniel Day-Lewis in "There Will Be Blood" of the genre.

And, yeah, you HAVE TO watch the DeRozan and Bogut clips for full effect.
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #297 on: December 29, 2017, 07:49:08 PM »
As far as the new jerseys, I like the Denver and Indiana ones the best.
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« Reply #298 on: December 29, 2017, 08:04:19 PM »
I love the subtle details in the Lakers' Black Mamba one.
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Re: NBA thread 2017-18 v. I dub thee champions
« Reply #299 on: December 29, 2017, 08:10:06 PM »
Oh, is that why it's black? I didn't make the connection. Oh, and fuck Kobe! ;D




Oh, and Avery "I'm going to pay you off even though I didn't do anything" Bradley. :lol
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« Reply #300 on: December 29, 2017, 08:12:52 PM »
Oh, is that why it's black? I didn't make the connection. Oh, and fuck Kobe! ;D




Oh, and Avery "I'm going to pay you off even though I didn't do anything" Bradley. :lol

You sir are funny!  :lol
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« Reply #301 on: December 29, 2017, 08:25:03 PM »
F-ing NBA, why bother with video replay late in game, if you ain't going to correct yet another missed call?!

Antetokounmpo clearly stepped out of bound for his "winning" lay in, but the refs refused to look at the video replay and correct that missed call!! The game should have gone to OT, you MFs!!  >:(  :censored  >:(  :censored
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« Reply #302 on: December 29, 2017, 08:28:36 PM »
We just watched that. The official was clearly not looking at the feet, and was looking for an upper body foul, but watching it live, it was out of bounds.

I just said to my son, that the NBA officiating is the absolute worst. Last night's Celtics game was atrocious, as it is every game.
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« Reply #303 on: December 29, 2017, 10:01:57 PM »
Pretty sure the rules only allow for reviewing to overturn or not overturn a possible poor call, not a non-call. Since there was no call on the play, no way to review it. Had they called him out of bounds then it could have been reviewed. Still awful though. Perhaps each team should get 1 challenge per NBA game that can review any aspect of the play in question. And maybe it costs the team 1 free throw if it's not overturned... who knows? But they have to do something different bc it's getting ridiculous!

Okay, item #2 in this article is amazing!  :lol  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21906021/zach-lowe-10-things-like-including-warriors-thunder-nba

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« Reply #304 on: December 30, 2017, 08:21:49 AM »
F-ing NBA, why bother with video replay late in game, if you ain't going to correct yet another missed call?!

Antetokounmpo clearly stepped out of bound for his "winning" lay in, but the refs refused to look at the video replay and correct that missed call!! The game should have gone to OT, you MFs!!  >:(  :censored  >:(  :censored

Looked good to me.  ;)
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« Reply #305 on: December 31, 2017, 01:11:52 AM »
Looked good to me.  ;)

You funny Bucks fan, you lol!  :lol
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« Reply #306 on: January 03, 2018, 08:48:27 AM »
I love the subtle details in the Lakers' Black Mamba one.
Yeah, that's one where I wouldn't have picked up on what they were going for had I not read the description.  But knowing what it is, it's pretty cool.
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