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Reply #35 on: November 25, 2013, 05:11:32 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.

Oakland for basketball is right up there. The Warriors didn't win shit for 20 years before last year and were still drawing big crowds. Not sure why the A's and Raiders don't get that pass, maybe the facility.

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Reply #36 on: November 25, 2013, 05:12:28 PM

Well I was referring to the totality, but yeah everyone forgets Oakland on general principle, winning or not.   awesome, for real

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Reply #37 on: November 25, 2013, 09:45:57 PM

Maybe some people still pissed off about them moving to LA?
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Reply #38 on: November 26, 2013, 03:45:33 PM

Mitch Kupchak is smoking crack.  The Lakers are done contending for titles as long as Koby hangs around. 
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Reply #39 on: November 26, 2013, 03:47:45 PM

They do have enough for a max deal next season.

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Reply #40 on: November 26, 2013, 03:50:30 PM

It has nothing to do with the money.  As long as Koby is there he will demand all the attention and to be the center of the team.  I dislike Dwight Howard, but you can see how well that deal worked out.  They (LA) could have conceivably lured Lebron next year when he's a free agent, but he's not going to play with Koby.  I just don't see it happening.
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Reply #41 on: November 26, 2013, 03:52:38 PM

This isn't Carmelo Anthony we are talking about.  Kobe is a proven winner and you can build a contending team around him.  It depends on how good he is when he comes back though.

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Reply #42 on: November 26, 2013, 04:02:59 PM

He's 35 coming off of a ruptured Achilles.  He's also been playing for 17 years already, which has taken its toll on his body.  I'm not a big fan of keeping him around. 
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Reply #43 on: November 26, 2013, 04:04:48 PM

Kevin Love, FA in 2015, would be a great get for the Lakers.  I don't think they get Lebron, but they could conceivably pair him with Koby.  I think he would play better with a strong personality than Howard did. 
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Reply #44 on: November 26, 2013, 04:05:21 PM

Well it certainly depends on how good he is coming back from that torn acl, but last year he practically dragged that team into the playoffs singlehandedly before going down.

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Reply #45 on: November 26, 2013, 04:06:40 PM

He's obviously an LA kid, so I'm sure he would love to play at home.  I love his game, too. 
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Reply #46 on: November 26, 2013, 04:08:51 PM

Yeah, he's from Santa Monica and played for UCLA.  His dad also taught him basketball by showing him showtime Lakers games.  I would be shocked if he didn't end up a Laker.

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Reply #47 on: November 26, 2013, 04:35:12 PM

Kobe's points have fallen off a lot since he turned 30. He's had some good years and a really terrible year with injury. In 4 years, he's never seen 2200 points a season when in his late 20s he was putting up 2300 easy when healthy.

I mean we're talking about 100-200 points lost every year. That's easily the difference in 10 games won or lost in the NBA.

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Reply #48 on: November 28, 2013, 03:11:44 PM

Two teams in the Eastern Conference have a winning record... Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #49 on: November 28, 2013, 04:40:07 PM

Brooklyn has to get their shit together eventually, a team with that much talent can't be that horrible.  Everyone else is on a race to the bottom though.

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Reply #50 on: November 28, 2013, 05:24:19 PM

How are the Raptors going to do this year? Irrelevant as usual or any hope?

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Reply #51 on: November 28, 2013, 09:30:22 PM

I don't think the Nets are going to pull their shit together.  Garnett and Pierce are fucking ancient and D Will isn't really all that good.  Lopez is decent, but he's not the guy you want to center your team around.  And I've never been a Joe Johnson fan.  I don't expect them to do much of anything this year.
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Reply #52 on: November 28, 2013, 10:39:43 PM

They do have enough for a max deal next season.

'Bron is starting to dump a lot of money into the local Miami economy (bought a stake in a soccer team and has some other local ventures going), just got married (his wife opened a retail store here also), has his hands likely in a lot of HUGE city re-development plans, is really settling in now, etc.  I do not foresee him opting out at the end of this year... especially with the way Beasley is re-developing and the Heat bench can beat most NBA teams by themselves.  Btw, Oden's also dropped like 60lbs now I hear and is coming along nicely.

So if that idea gets into the heads of Laker fans (or anyone), I think they can forget it.   Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #53 on: November 29, 2013, 08:20:28 AM

Yeah, anyone who thinks Lebron is leaving a dynasty team is deluded.  It's mostly cav fans who think this though.  My guess is the Lakers are shooting for Love or Melo.

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Reply #54 on: December 02, 2013, 07:08:13 AM

Haha.  Austin Rivers was on the court for 4 minutes in the Pelicans game versus the Knicks.  During that time the Knicks were +10....  That guy is so awful. 
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Reply #55 on: December 04, 2013, 03:55:00 PM

Those unprotected picks Atlanta got from BK on the joe johnson trade are looking so good right now.

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Reply #56 on: December 04, 2013, 04:40:52 PM

Atlanta fans hated him and Josh Smith. They were the worst high dollar players on the team.

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Reply #57 on: December 05, 2013, 08:09:22 AM

Joe Johnson is one of the most overrated players to ever be in the NBA.  Josh Smith is one of the best players in the league when he gets his head out of his ass.  But he'll never live up to his potential. 
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Reply #58 on: December 05, 2013, 08:10:58 AM

The Bucks have the shittiest roster in the league right now.  Jesus they are bad.   Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #59 on: December 25, 2013, 05:35:36 PM

Fucking hell, Miami is good. 
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Reply #60 on: January 03, 2014, 09:36:12 PM

Fucking hell, Miami is good. 

Nah.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #61 on: January 04, 2014, 03:11:08 AM

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10233011/carmelo-anthony-blake-griffin-proposal-mulled

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With the looming possibility of Carmelo Anthony departing New York as a free agent this summer, New York Knicks officials have discussed proposing a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers for Blake Griffin, according to league sources.

Sources say Clippers management has also had internal discussions about such a deal but that the clubs have not yet spoken to one another about a potential trade.


Can anyone tell me why the clippers would want to entertain this in the slightest?
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Reply #62 on: January 04, 2014, 10:52:45 AM

Because Melo is a lot better.  Not that i would do it.

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Reply #63 on: January 04, 2014, 12:14:42 PM

Melo is the exact opposite of moneyball.  Bad idea.
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Reply #64 on: January 20, 2014, 09:20:41 AM


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Reply #65 on: February 08, 2014, 02:34:01 PM



Check out the score + timer.  What an incredible finish.

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Reply #66 on: February 08, 2014, 04:15:50 PM

Dark home uniforms are confusing.

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Reply #67 on: April 03, 2014, 01:45:32 PM


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Reply #68 on: April 03, 2014, 03:08:17 PM

That's fantastic.


The Raptors made the playoffs? Is this a hoax!

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Reply #69 on: April 20, 2014, 03:43:25 PM

Getting rid of Rudy Gay and Bargnani did that team so much good.

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