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ghost
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on: October 16, 2013, 12:35:07 PM

The season is getting cranked up soon. 

Imma start this off by saying that Dwight Howard is a complete prima dona asshat


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Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 12:14:58 PM

Not a lot of fantasy interest for me on this one.

Warriors should be fun again this year. Bogut already hurt himself, of course.

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Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 12:16:51 PM

I'll be watching, but my home team is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo shitty, I don't think the Hawks will actually win 25 games.

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Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 12:23:03 PM

As soon as an EF-5 knocks down the arena in OKC, I will try to care again. You owe me one, Mother Nature.

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Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 12:42:25 PM

Just be happy you still have a football team.

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Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 02:07:26 PM

I guess the deal with Sacramento relocating to Seattle died?
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Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 11:22:41 PM

Bogut already hurt himself, of course.

Oh ffs.

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Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 07:39:57 AM

Philly, Orlando and Phoenix don't seem to get the whole tanking thing.

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Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 01:59:16 PM

This season is freaking insane.  Good teams are playing bad, bad teams are playing great, LAL got better by subtracting two hall of famers, BKN got worse by adding two, the first pick is shooting something like 5% from the field while the 11th is making philly think about Iverson with Dr.Js body.  All in all it has been incredibly fun so far, i would love a Pacers Spurs final even if the league would hate it.

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Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 02:03:28 PM

The Cleveland draft pick guy has to be the most  swamp poop thing I've seen in ... forever. That city puts fail in the water.

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Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 08:10:38 PM

That was one of the worst drafts in the history of the NBA, though.  You have to remember that.  There was maybe one or two quality guys in the entire first round. 
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Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 08:52:11 PM

That was one of the worst drafts in the history of the NBA, though.  You have to remember that.  There was maybe one or two quality guys in the entire first round. 

Yep it was. And this one will be star-studded.

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Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 09:20:31 PM

Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins will all be superstars in the league.  Those guys are all spectacular. 
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Reply #13 on: November 15, 2013, 12:35:59 AM

Get Dante Exum on your radar too.

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Reply #14 on: November 15, 2013, 12:37:40 AM

Aaron Gordon isn't too bad either.  Too bad we're just renting him.

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Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 07:36:52 AM

I'm also impressed by Keith Appling and Gary Harris are both really good players.

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Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 08:13:03 AM

Yeah, there is a lot of talent in the NCAA right now.  This draft could go down as one of the best ever. 
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Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 12:36:51 PM

That was one of the worst drafts in the history of the NBA, though.  You have to remember that.  There was maybe one or two quality guys in the entire first round. 

A lot of the other rookies are performing above expectations though.  Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams are going to be all stars eventually but plenty of others are contributing, nobody at all had Bennet going very high and he would still be a bust as a 10th pick.

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Reply #18 on: November 15, 2013, 12:46:39 PM

I think probably half of these guys will be out of the league by the end of their rookie contracts.  It will be interesting to see what Nerlens Noel does when he gets healthy though.  He has the potential to be a Dikembe Mutombo type defender. 
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Reply #19 on: November 25, 2013, 08:23:18 AM


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Reply #20 on: November 25, 2013, 08:28:11 AM

Matt Bonner is hilarious.  He reminds me of a 1 year old Golden Retriever that just can't handle it and runs around the house like an idiot jumping on all the furniture. 
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Reply #21 on: November 25, 2013, 09:45:18 AM

In other NBA news, Derrick Rose done for the season.
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Reply #22 on: November 25, 2013, 10:02:54 AM

That guy just can't catch a break. 
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Reply #23 on: November 25, 2013, 11:50:33 AM

Kobe just signed a two year 48.5 mil extension.  Makes sense for Kobe, makes sense for the owners, fuck the fans who expect a good team though.

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Reply #24 on: November 25, 2013, 01:01:11 PM

Why does it make sense for the owners?  He did just have a fucking nasty injury and he's old. 
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Reply #25 on: November 25, 2013, 01:36:34 PM

They could be wheeling him out there at 75 years old and he would still be worth over 20 mil a year, for the same reason actors are worth tens of millions even if they can't actually act worth a shit.  Kobe is a world wide super star, he makes the franchise a whole lot more than they are paying him even if it doesn't translate to wins on the court.  Jordan right now would be worth about the same.

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Reply #26 on: November 25, 2013, 02:23:06 PM

I think you underestimate how much Laker fans care about winning.
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Reply #27 on: November 25, 2013, 03:09:56 PM

I'm sure they care plenty, but Kobe has millions of fans around the world who don't even know when the Lakers play.  "Lakers" just happens to be the color of his uniform.

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Reply #28 on: November 25, 2013, 03:15:04 PM

Yeah a large contingent of NBA fans follow the player, not the team. They honestly don't give a crap if they win or lose if their guy isn't playing.

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Reply #29 on: November 25, 2013, 04:02:57 PM

Is that why the NBA attendance values generally go from worst to first?  I understand that Koby is a big draw, but he won't be in five years and, by then, he will have tanked the team. 
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Reply #30 on: November 25, 2013, 04:05:12 PM

Well it's a two year contract, and attendance has nothing to do with his worldwide appeal.

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Reply #31 on: November 25, 2013, 04:08:03 PM

His worldwide appeal mostly affects him, not necessarily the Lakers, although they will reap some of the benefits from things sold with his name on them. 
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Reply #32 on: November 25, 2013, 04:10:40 PM

There are two cities where winning is basically irrelevant to attendance in professional sports. Boston and Chicago.

For everyone else it matters, but in combination with other factors like star players, the community, the weather, and pricing.

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Reply #33 on: November 25, 2013, 04:18:47 PM

I think that there are two issues here:  1.  Money and 2.  Winning.  The assumption in the initial statement makes it sound as if money was all that the ownership was interested in, and the Buss family has clearly shown, over the years, that money takes a back seat to their goal, which is winning championships.  I'm still not sold that this was a great money move for the Lakers as they will sell jerseys with someones name on them regardless, particularly since if they dropped Koby they would be able to pick up a Kevin Durant or even LeBron next year (which would be a solid move for them).  Now their hands are really tied to a lame duck (literally) player.  

There is no argument that works to make this a positive, on the court, basketball move.  
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Reply #34 on: November 25, 2013, 04:41:27 PM

You forget. Jerry is dead. He's no longer making decisions about winning anymore.

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