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Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:15 pm

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Postby TeamLebron on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:55 pm

So happy that Lebron got his much awaited first NBA title. I hate the fact that everyone thinks he's selfish and what not, when in actuality he took less money to team up with a couple super stars and form this championship team.
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Postby 24K GOLD on Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:02 pm

Derrick Rose is on twitter @drose
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Postby JSM on Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:30 am

Awesome new D-Rose commercial

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Postby Battle Tested20 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:27 am

JSM wrote:Awesome new D-Rose commercial


I saw this the other day, really impressive commercial and I love how adidas has really gotten behind DRose.
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Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:59 am

Just found out Joel Meyers will be the Hornets play by play guy
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Postby Finwë on Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:34 pm

Kirie Irving has had 2 straight up garbage games so far in the preseason..
Yesterday against Chicago: 2-15 FG, 0-3 3pt FG, 8 pts, 0 assists, 2 rebounds
And today against Washington: 3/13 FG, 0-2 3pt FG, 9 pts 7 assists & 1 rebound..

Could the bad shooting be due to the hand injury he suffered in the olympics?
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Postby Finwë on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:13 pm

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DeAndre Jordan is shooting 81% FG and 16% FT in the preseason.
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Postby therealdeal on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:35 am

Jordan is total garbage. All he has is his athleticism. I can't wait to see Howard/Nash take him apart.
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Postby Finwë on Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:26 am

therealdeal wrote:Jordan is total garbage. All he has is his athleticism. I can't wait to see Howard/Nash take him apart.

Which is sadly a common thing in the league: players with freakish athleticism who don't develop basic fundamentals and skills, things that would really elevate their games.
Can you imagine how devastating players like Jordan or McGee would be if they developed a little jumper and improved their touch around the basket? Or what a nightmare for the rest of the NBA would be if someone like Howard (who actually has trained very hard throughout his career and improved a lot) became a consistent FT shooter?
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Postby therealdeal on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:49 pm

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therealdeal wrote:Jordan is total garbage. All he has is his athleticism. I can't wait to see Howard/Nash take him apart.

Which is sadly a common thing in the league: players with freakish athleticism who don't develop basic fundamentals and skills, things that would really elevate their games.
Can you imagine how devastating players like Jordan or McGee would be if they developed a little jumper and improved their touch around the basket? Or what a nightmare for the rest of the NBA would be if someone like Howard (who actually has trained very hard throughout his career and improved a lot) became a consistent FT shooter?

Yeah, I mean there's so much opportunity there. It's unfortunate, at least to me, that the game is turning into a track meet instead of basketball. I honestly don't find that fun to watch. Yay, LeBron/Durant threw down a dunk in transition uncontested. That's not exciting to me.

I love watching basketball in the half court or in semi-transition. Those moments take skill. Being an athlete doesn't mean you're a good basketball player. Guys like Jordan and McGee, to me at least, are just not smart enough to be talented basketball players. But since they're getting rewarded with 40, 50, 60 million dollar contracts, it doesn't matter. They won't develop those skills because they don't need to.
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Postby Finwë on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:23 pm

therealdeal wrote:Yeah, I mean there's so much opportunity there. It's unfortunate, at least to me, that the game is turning into a track meet instead of basketball. I honestly don't find that fun to watch. Yay, LeBron/Durant threw down a dunk in transition uncontested. That's not exciting to me.

I love watching basketball in the half court or in semi-transition. Those moments take skill. Being an athlete doesn't mean you're a good basketball player. Guys like Jordan and McGee, to me at least, are just not smart enough to be talented basketball players. But since they're getting rewarded with 40, 50, 60 million dollar contracts, it doesn't matter. They won't develop those skills because they don't need to.

Agreed. I would rather watch Nash shoot a mid-range J off a curl than watch a Blake Griffin putback or something like that. Don't get me wrong, I love the dunk as much as the next guy, but I'm usually leaning towards displays of skills & fundamentals over athleticism.. Things that take a lot of work and dexterity, that aren't random results, things that wow me as a basketball fan and player. (Dirk's shooting, kobe's footwork, for example)
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Postby Doc Brown on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:38 pm

I have people like that so far down on my list, in terms of ranking players at position, it's not even funny. Blake Griffin wouldn't even be top 10 on my PF list (Yes I'm serious), because once you take away the dunks and flops, he's pretty average to below average at everything else. Same with DJ, McGee, etc...

It's cool to see in the top 10, but in terms of wanting players like that on my team, pass...
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Postby Finwë on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:10 pm

Doc Brown wrote:I have people like that so far down on my list, in terms of ranking players at position, it's not even funny. Blake Griffin wouldn't even be top 10 on my PF list (Yes I'm serious), because once you take away the dunks and flops, he's pretty average to below average at everything else. Same with DJ, McGee, etc...

It's cool to see in the top 10, but in terms of wanting players like that on my team, pass...

I get your point, but top 10 rankings are really dependant of the criteria you are using.. For example, if we're ranking power forwards, and we're doing it in terms of skill-set and basketball fundamentals, then damn right Griffin isn't in the top 10.. BUT, if you're talking perceived statistical production, which is the way they all (analysts, writers, etc) do it, then it would be hard to exclude someone like him.. He has big scoring numbers and big rebounding numbers with good FG% and that's it, to analysts he's among the best PFs -thinking with that criteria in mind..
The only ranking I would do would be in terms of which players I like watching the most, going from the base that what I value the most are true basketball skills and fundamentals, versatility, work ethic, clutchness and leadership.
Just to see what I'm talking about, I'd have Nash in my top 10 (out of all players) unquestionably. I would put Dirk in there, and even Manu Ginobili would make it (yes he flops, but he's TOUGH, very clutch, very versatile and a mean competitor). Kobe and Durant would top the list. I'd have Rondo pretty high because even though he can't shoot (and I hate non-shooters) he's ALWAYS really elevated his game in the playoffs, always been among the top playoff performers, and I really respect that.
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Postby kenzo on Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:08 pm

Indiana will be fun to watch :man1:
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Postby Finwë on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:52 pm

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Postby BDG on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:01 am

LOL Rodney Stuckey is shooting 4% this season so far ... 1/23 to start the year.
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Postby jbiggs on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:30 am

kenzo wrote:Indiana will be fun to watch :man1:


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Postby BDG on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:25 pm

Cleveland is beating Phoenix 22-4 in the first quarter already.

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Postby Finwë on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:42 pm

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Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:26 pm

Finwë wrote::man4:
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Dwight has always been right. The one player he has said that he wants to see in the Dunk Contest is DeAndre Jordan
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Postby kenzo on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:59 am

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Camera is on the floor level so it makes this pic "a little better" than it realy is. Still impresive to say the least :man12:
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