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After a long cold lonely summer, the show is almost back, baby!

 

Let's run one!

 

It'll be interesting this year now that there's no more villains.  Who will ya cheer against?

 

So predictions everyone, and give some love to your favorite players and teams.

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The teams I'm rooting for:

 

1. Clips

2. Bulls

3. Celtics

4. Rockets

5. Wiz (The Truth addition counterbalances Beal's dissing of Chicago style Deep Dish)

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Oh, Mamba:

 

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NBA Windows: The Rockets’ Missing Third Superstar and the NBA’s Continuity Problem

 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nba-windows-houston-rockets-james-harden-dwight-howard/

 

"The NBA has always been about opportunity: When one team’s window opens, another’s often closes. This year, more than any in recent memory, is all about these windows: superstars in new cities, icons nearing retirement, general managers with a lot to prove, and franchises with little room for error. Grantland will be examining these windows for the next 30 days as we gear up for what could be a classic NBA season."

 

"Here’s a scary thought for Houston fans: What if the Rockets already missed their best chance to win a title with a James Harden–Dwight Howard core?

If you dare bring this up to Daryl Morey, the team’s GM, be warned he’ll reject the notion before you’ve finished floating it: “My response would be, first of all, no,” he says.

Morey has reason to remain confident despite an unfulfilled tease of an offseason that saw Houston nearly build a championship favorite by rounding third with Chris Bosh, deal away two valuable backups (Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik) to clear cap space for that dashed Bosh pursuit, and watch Chandler Parsons, in free agency a year earlier than necessary, go clubbing with Mark Cuban.

 

Rockets rebounded with Trevor Ariza, a quality 3s-and-defense wing, on a four-year deal that carries a salary about $7 million below Parsons’s and descends over time. Houston snagged a more valuable first-round pick from New Orleans than the one it gifted the Lakers as the Jeremy Lin salary sweetener. The war chest also includes Terrence Jones, a big trade exception, and several high-upside guys on minimum contracts. They could have max cap room as early as this summer to resume the hunt for that elusive third star.

Morey really believes that the Rockets will be better in April than they were last season, and Houston may have more trade assets than anybody else among the league’s top dozen teams."

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Patrick Beverley is my favorite Rocket. He's the kind of gritty/gutty player they haven't had since Mario Elie.

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Over/under on Cavs wins was set at 58.5, which (of course) some Cleveland fans thought was too low.  To me it seems just about right.  I'd probably be tempted to take the under.

 

LeBron will be MVP unless something goes horribly wrong.  This is his homecoming season, after all.  (I'm kinda rooting for Love to be hurt and Wiggins to win rookie of the year, though.)

 

People are saying the Bulls better win this year, if they're gonna win at all, but I disagree.  If Rose is right they'll battle Cleveland for some years to come, and if he's not then they won't this year or any other in the forseeable future.  (That said, I think they will be a really good team even without Rose, but not championship caliber.)

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The teams I'm rooting for:



 

1. Clips

2. Bulls

3. Celtics

4. Rockets

5. Wiz (The Truth addition counterbalances Beal's dissing of Chicago style Deep Dish)



 

1. Bulls

2. Kings (to make a good pick in the next lottery)


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 

3. OKC- Because Durant winning a title would be great for an East-West superstar rivalry,,, and because it'd mean he probably won't bolt for DC.

4. Spurs- Because I really admired what they did this last season.

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Respect:

 

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Respect Part II:

 

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Twitter Truth: "IT'S HILARIOUS TO ME HOW MANY FANS THINK THE OLD PLAYERS WOULD BE OVERMATCHED ATHLETICALLY" "Wilt had a standing reach of 9'7" & a 7'9" wingspan" "At 7'3", Wilt ran the 100 yd dash in 10.9 sec, shot put over 56 ft., triple jumped over 50 ft., & high jumped over 6'6"" "In front of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wilt Chamberlin once put 5 50-lb weights on his rib cage, elevated his feet on an incline board, and did 30 sit-ups."

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Twitter Truth: "Pete Maravich was the illest passer ever. What's crazy is he was a better scorer."

 

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The teams I'm rooting for:

 

1. Clips

2. Bulls

3. Celtics

4. Rockets

5. Wiz (The Truth addition counterbalances Beal's dissing of Chicago style Deep Dish)

 

I can't walk away from the Nets. Hollins has named KG his starting PF. I'm hoping for one last burst from one of the alltime greats.

 

Respect: Kevin Garnett is the only player in NBA history to reach at least 25,000 pts, 10,000 reb, 5,000 ast, 1,500 stl and 1,500 blkin his career.

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Twitter Truth: "For the idiots that think KG should've hung it up a long time ago, his reb per 36 min last season was his personal highest since 2007"

 

"KG led the entire NBA in rebound rate* last season (31.4)"

 

"The Nets allowed 9.7 points fewer per 100 possessions with KG on the floor from Dec. 23 to the end of the regular season"

 

"...during that period, Brooklyn was the NBA's best defensive team with KG in the lineup and its worst when he sat on the bench."

 

"KG averaged 11 pts & 12 reb per 36 minutes this past season. Most teams would take that. Many are fooled by his stats during his 20 min per"

 

"In his only 30+ minute game last season, KG had a double-double & a +/- of +18"

 

"...so technically, KG is not washed up in the true sense of the phrase."

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TEAMS TO ROOT FOR 
 

1. Mighty Mavs

2. Tha Bulls
 

Coincidentally thats who I have playing in the Finals, cause its LOYALTY. Big drop off after that in terms of passion, but I also fucks with these teams:

The Wizards! Love Gortat, love Wall, The Truth is a legend, should be entertaining as hell.

The T-Wolves! They probably won't be good, but I will definitely watch them when they show up on TV. Big fan of Thaddeus Young.
The Pistons! The Return of SVG! I think Josh Smith will have some redemption this year. 

The Blazers! Just for holding down the PacNW. Would not be surprised to see them drop out of the playoffs tho.
The Nets? Maybe!

BY FAR THE MOST HATED UPON

the Rockets!  Eyyy fuck Houston, fuck Dwight, and fuck P-Bev especially!! hate hate hate!!


 


PLAYERS THAT ARE BELOVED BY ME

Dirk, Monta, Tyson, Devin - alreddy. We'll see if Pretty Boy Chandler can work his way in.

Joakim, Taj & Derrick - I just want these guys to have success.

KOBE - He's an insane psychopath. I hope he plays another ten years.
Anthony Davis - in 50 years everyone will rock a glorious unibrow. It is the way of the future.

Rondo - #freerondo


GRUDGING RESPECT FOR

The Spurs

PROFOUND SADNESS FOR


Paul George and the Pacers. Damn PG why'd you have to knock up that stripper.

Lets do this thing!

 

Thanks for that video, Big E. Maravich was one of God's own prototypes. Such a singular game. You never have, and probably never will, hear something about a young player being 'the next Pistol Pete'. His game cannot be replicated, even by science gone mad.

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The NBATV show "Open Court" is back. True legends - including Barkley, Isiah, C. Webb, Reggie, and Shaq -talking 50 Greatest and the next 10. A great hour of TV.  Isiah especially nailed what separates the 'great player' and the elitist of the elite.  They repeat it a bunch so set the DVR.

 

http://www.nba.com/opencourt/?ls=iref:nba:gnav

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Bob Ryan's Incredible Writing Career

 

The Commissioner

No one — no one ever — wrote an NBA gamer like Bob Ryan

 

http://grantland.com/features/the-commissioner-bob-ryan-nba-career-boston-celtics-boston-globe-larry-bird-new-book-scribe/

 

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Twitter Truth: "Steve Nash really won an MVP scoring 15.5 points per game..."

 

"Dirk or KG deserved MVP in 2005.."

 

"Kevin Garnett '04-'05: 22.2 pts, 13.5 reb, 5.7 ast, 1.4 blk, 1.5 stl, 50% FG, 81% FT, led the NBA in PER."

 

"I'm curious why some of y'all think Miami Heat Shaq deserved MVP in 2005. He was arguably 2nd best player on his team."

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"When the Celtics were in Rome in 2007 before the season started, KG bought 3 suits for every rookie & coach on the team."

 

"If you watch him & you just don't like him, I just can't see how you love the game of basketball." - Brian Scalabrine on KG

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A Bit of Random:

 

NBA Finals Winning Percentage: Michael Jordan - 100% Tim Duncan - 83.3% Shaq - 80% Kobe Bryant - 71.4% Dwyane Wade - 60% LeBron James - 40%

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How Will Rick Carlisle Get the Mavericks Into a Crowded Western Conference Playoffs?

 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/how-will-rick-carlisle-get-the-mavericks-into-a-crowded-western-conference-playoffs/

 

"So I’m not sure if you heard about this, but the Mavericks signed Chandler Parsons to a ridiculously big contract. I wholeheartedly endorse this move, though not because he’s going to be a superstar. It’s because the move is emblematic of the Mavericks’ larger decision to build this team around Rick Carlisle more than even Dirk Nowitzki.

 

Look how Donnie Nelson subtly downplays the potential of Parsons becoming a superstar, in favor of the functional skills he brings to the team: “We’ve always liked guys that are multiskilled and know what to do when they don’t have the ball, are a triple threat and all those old-school things. It’s a really good fit for us.” It’s the fit that’s key, because this is a coach’s team.

The biggest move of the offseason (Mr. Parsons aside) was reacquiring Tyson Chandler and giving up Jose Calderon in a move that gives the team some semblance of defensive stability at both bookends. Chandler is the kind of player you can design a whole defense around, and the Mavs now have passable defense at the point guard spot with Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson, and Ray Felton.

 

Hopefully this allows Carlisle to be more creative in the rest of his lineups, and I can’t wait to see what he does with the oddball cadre of versatile players (or, if you want to be mean, position-less players) to fill out the roster: Al-Farouq Aminu, Jae Crowder, Bernard James, Richard Jefferson, Brandan Wright, Charlie Villanueva, Greg Smith, Ricky Ledo. How are all of these guys getting minutes behind Nowitzki, Parsons, Monta Ellis, and Chandler? I have no idea, but I’m interested to see what Carlisle comes up with."

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Hero:

 

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder-Media Day

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"When the Celtics were in Rome in 2007 before the season started, KG bought 3 suits for every rookie & coach on the team."

"If you watch him & you just don't like him, I just can't see how you love the game of basketball." - Brian Scalabrine on KG
Jakim Noah could give you a few reasons.
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How Will Rick Carlisle Get the Mavericks Into a Crowded Western Conference Playoffs?

 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/how-will-rick-carlisle-get-the-mavericks-into-a-crowded-western-conference-playoffs/

 

"So I’m not sure if you heard about this, but the Mavericks signed Chandler Parsons to a ridiculously big contract. I wholeheartedly endorse this move, though not because he’s going to be a superstar. It’s because the move is emblematic of the Mavericks’ larger decision to build this team around Rick Carlisle more than even Dirk Nowitzki.

 


A better question will be: how will Carlisle get the Mavericks into that 3 or 4 seed?

Especially with OKC taking a hit early on. I predict the Spurs have an off year (going hard back-to-back was and is unusual for them). I think the Blazers have a real chance at falling off entirely (given their post-All Star break production last season), and Houston doesn't have the depth to hang for 82 games.

I think the Western Conference standings are gonna be surprising to a lot of people when it all shakes out. I can see the Clips in that 1 seed, I can see GS up there if the coaching takes. I can see the Grizzlies moving up. And I see the Mavs right there fighting for home court advantage. One thing I don't like: Carlisle getting jabbered into apologizing to Parsons for calling him a fatty. No sir, do not like. Let Rick do his job however he sees fit.

KG is a known prick. My biggest issue with him isn't that he's a bully. I applaud it! Its that he has only ever bullied undersized white guys. Still have love for his game, just would have liked to see him get into Wade's face at some point with the intensity he generally reserves for Calderon or Plumlee or similarly melatonin-challenged ballers.

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33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season

 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/33-crazy-predictions-for-the-nba-season/

 

"Kevin Durant’s injury is the latest reminder that preseason predictions are folly. Too many unknowns will emerge between now and June — injuries, ownership changes, firings, inexplicable slumps, and X-rated Twitter escapades.

 

Predictions are also fun! It’s useful to comb new rosters, league trends, and burbling scuttlebutt, and suss out things that could happen over the next 10 months. You’re mostly going to be wrong, especially on the ultraspecific calls, but it’s a good way to take in the wider NBA landscape and hazard some funky educated guesses.

Herewith, our third annual 33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season:"

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The next 30 for 30 should be cool:

 

When The Garden Was Eden

 

A look back at the New York Knicks' championship teams of the 1970s.

 

Tues, Oct. 21

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Noah’s Spark

How Joakim Noah went from being the teenage hot dog vendor at ABCD All America camp to being an NBA All-Star and the emotional leader of the Chicago Bulls

 

http://grantland.com/features/joakim-noah-chicago-bulls-nba-florida-gators-ncaa-championship-derrick-rose/

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"Noah played a pivotal role in Chicago’s classic 2009 first-round playoff series against the defending NBA champion Boston Celtics. Four of the games were decided in overtime. Game 6 alone featured three extra sessions. Rose and Rajon Rondo thrilled, while Ray Allen poured in 51 points for the Celtics and John Salmons had 35 for Chicago. And Noah secured the play of the series by outsprinting Paul Pierce, covering the length of the court with his hair flying in all directions as he dunked to seal Game 6 in triple overtime."

 

Man, that series. One of my favorites of all time.

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The Showtime Lakers of the 80's are justly legend. The fastbreak orchestrated by Magic was basketball at its highest artistic expression and achievement.

 

The second best fastbreak offense of the era was that of my hometown Atlanta Hawks. From  85-89, under young coach/ Hubie disciple Mike Fratello, and featuring up and coming superstar Dominique Wilkins, the team was young, hungry and exciting. While most of the East was running a slower tempo/ pound it inside offense, the Hawks were unabashedly run and gun.

 

The team consisted of a young nucleus of superior athletes -Wilkins and Kevin Willis, who could both run like deer (I remember once the story that the two starting forwards were arguing on the team bus about who was faster, and when it got heated, Fratello had the driver pull the bus over so they could race) and a back up big Antoine Carr who was an enigmatic package: a mix of lackadaisical and raw fury. All 3 could throw it down with the best in the league. (Carr once shattered a backboard in warm ups) As kids, my friends and I would get to the game early. The lay up line was a slam dunk spectacle.

 

Doc Rivers was a steady all-star point guard, but what made the team go during their heyday, was super sub Spud Webb. Remembered now for his slam dunk title, for a brief window before he tore up his knee, he was the fastest player in the game. Famously, as a rookie he was almost cut, but inserted in a close game against L.A., he sped ahead like a whirlwind on a break and shocked everyone by dunking it on Magic. Dominique told his coach, no way we cut this guy. Once he found his role, the team literally took off.

 

It's hard to believe, but during this period Dominique was arguably even more dynamic than Jordan. To this day I've never seen someone fly in and tip dunk an offensive rebound with the mixture of grace and power like Dominique frequently did in his 80's prime. If he was on the wing during a break, he was unstoppable. He was jamming it hard. A streaky but underrated shooter, when he heated up, he could carry a team on his back. Points would come in buckets.  There's only one word to sum up vintage 'Nique: awesome.

 

As I said last year, for one hot minute this team seemed the heir to the Celtics. They were briefly on par with or right above the Pistons and Bulls.

 

Then after the classic '88 Bird-'Nique playoff duel, the team rolled the dice and brought in Moses Malone and Reggie Theus. There was no more running.

 

Over the next few years a mixture of bad chemistry, devastating injuries, and questionable management moves brought the run to a somewhat inglorious end. At the dawn of the 90's the team fell from elite contender to also ran; enduring early exit after early exit as rivals first the Pistons and then the Bulls raced by them,  becoming champions, and carving legacies as alltime great teams.

 

Does anyone even remember those Hawks anymore? After being snubbed on the '50 Greatest Players' list, Dominique has seen his reputation bounce back in the last decade. But for the team itself, past glories have faded away exclusively into the occasional dreams of those who grew up watching and rooting for them. I cherish those dreams.

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I've almost come to terms with the inevitability of Rondo getting traded.

 

 


Edited by Fat Elvis - 10/20/14 at 9:28am
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I really don't understand what Brooklyn was doing this offseason. Since the team was all in to win now, why not do everything to keep the pieces together and build on the chemistry gelling second half  and solid playoff knockout of Toronto? Especially with the upgrade at coach with Lionel Hollins. And Brook Lopez coming back. Did they even try to re-sign Truth and Livingston? What was the point of moving Thornton? I think the core nucleus could've been a dangerous 4 seed contender.

 

Now they have no depth on the wing, and it'll be a fight just to make it back to the playoffs. There's already talk of moving D Will to the Lakers, which would probably signal a complete blow up.

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I believe the Russian dude just wants to sell the team. Harder to do that if its sporting a hundred million dollar luxury tax bill.

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Pistons are an intriguing team. I think a Brandon Jennings comeback propels them to the playoffs.

 

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NBA Rookie Watch: All the Stars We’re Going to Know and Love This Year

 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nba-rookie-watch-all-the-stars-were-going-to-know-and-love-this-year/

 

"Since before the NBA draft, we’ve known that this year’s rookie class wasn’t going to be like most others. There’s more talent than ever, bigger personalities, and more fun across the board.

 

As the year unfolds, we’re going to keep track of all these kids for you. Their triumphs, their failures, their social media adventures. Once every month, we’ll have Rookie Watch, a wildly subjective rundown of the best this class has to offer. It will be only loosely based in basketball, but that’s OK, because these rookies give us so much more than basketball.

Let’s get to it. Here are your preseason rankings."

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The next 30 for 30 should be cool:

 

When The Garden Was Eden

 

A look back at the New York Knicks' championship teams of the 1970s.

 

Tues, Oct. 21

 

DVR Alert! Tonite at 9!!!!

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DVR Alert! Tonite at 9!!!!

 

Well done doc. Only bum note was director Rapaport's on camera diss of Bill Russell, calling him the most overrated player of all time (!). Cringe inducing.

 

It was cool getting all the old heads' perspectives.

 

I loved the little Jerry West interviews. His sound bites varied from being respectful and complimentary to ornery and defensive. In 2 different segments he went from throwing Wilt under the bus, to declaring Wilt completely kicked Jerry Lucas' ass.

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Willis Reed was a bad dude.

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Willis Reed was a bad dude.

 

The amazing footage of that fight from the 60's, where he took on the whole Lakers bench, and broke two dudes' jaws. Wow!

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Dying over this!

 

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Still my favorite basketball game ever:

 

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THE DEFINITIVE CELEBRITY NBA FAN INDEX

A guide to the most famous (and insanely passionate) supporters of your favorite team

 

http://grantland.com/nba-celebrity-fans/

 

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Can the Clippers Finally Get to the Conference Finals?

 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/can-the-clippers-finally-get-to-the-conference-finals/

 

"This is a pivotal year for the three central characters in Clipper-land. By the time the Western Conference finals begin in May, Chris Paul will be on the wrong side of 30, Blake Griffin will be squarely in his prime, and Doc Rivers will be nearing the end of his second full year in L.A. Each of these guys is supposed to be among the best in the world at his particular job. Expectations have never been so high for this organization.

 

The big question is this: Will they be playing in those conference finals?

 

If they make it, it will be a result of Rivers finding ways to optimize their terrific offense, improve their defense, and utilize their deep bench. If they fall short, it will be because they couldn’t become anything more than the sum of their ballyhooed parts. Make no mistake: This is the year. The Clips could reach unprecedented heights, almost by default; the Spurs aren’t getting any younger, and the MVP in OKC is hobbled.

 

The Clippers begin the 2014-15 season with a combination of breadth and depth rarely seen in the NBA. They are talented, versatile, and have the kind of long roster that should enable a good coach like Rivers to exploit matchups against almost any team in the league. The Spurs cruised through the Western Conference playoffs last year, thanks in large part to a super bench that helped them torch the feeble second units of the Blazers and the Thunder. The Clippers have the potential to do the same. Not only do they bring back the Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford, but their bench is also littered with a handful of serviceable NBA veterans, including my favorite addition to their team, Spencer Hawes."

 

"The Clippers set a franchise record for wins last season and went on to oust a strong Golden State team in the playoffs. Sure, they kind of collapsed against Oklahoma City, but given the unbelievable turmoil  in their organization, it’s fair to give them a pass there.

There will be no passes this year. It’s put-up-or-shut-up time for this group. They have all the right pieces in place, they have the heroic new owner, the coach, the offense, the bench, and the motivation. And with a few cracks showing in Oklahoma City, this might be the best chance for Paul and the Clippers to finally reach the winning side of the conference semifinals."

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The Bill Simmons + Jalen Rose "Grantland Basketball Hour" was pretty cool. Knowledgeable heads talking hoops, past and present. Insightful and funny. Loved speacial guest Doc giving props to 'Nique as the best guy to hang with after the game. A nightlife legend! Also props for bringing up the fact 'Nique once WON A GAME with a buzzerbeating dunk contest level dunk! Who else has ever done that?

 

Not sure if this was the one Doc was talking about, but it's still badass:

 

 

 

Anyway the show is repeating on ESPN 2 at 1:30, so set your DVR.

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A Depressing Discussion About Derrick Rose

 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nba-windows-a-depressing-discussion-about-derrick-rose/

 

"It’s a cliché to describe any athlete as a “force of nature,” but I use the phrase all the time. Certain players are so good that they can swing games all by themselves. They’re just that relentless, and over the course of a full game, eventually they render other teams helpless. Derrick Rose was a force of nature.

It’s become popular to say Rose didn’t deserve the MVP award he won in 2011, almost like an accepted fact of history. That was the year voters got it wrong, everyone says now.

But we say that now only because it’s been so long since we saw that MVP version of Derrick Rose playing basketball. That version of Rose could do everything. He averaged 25 points per game with 7.7 assists, he played defense on the toughest defensive team in the league, and he led the Bulls to the best record in basketball. One of the most vivid memories I have from that season was a Bulls-Spurs game in the middle of February. That night, it didn’t matter what Gregg Popovich did, or who the Spurs had, because the Bulls had Derrick Rose."

 

"You could get into semantics about who was actually most valuable that year — stats favored Dwight Howard; the most talented was always LeBron James — but it’s hard to watch Rose against the Spurs and say anyone made a mistake in 2011. He was as dominant as any player during that regular season. He could dismantle defenses all by himself, and the Bulls won 62 games."

 

"I didn’t realize how badly I want Derrick Rose to be great again until I watched those old highlights against the Spurs. It’s easy to forget what we’re missing, because all we’ve had the past few years is a stone-faced Rose and a bunch of angry columns. It’s easy to forget how much fun it used to be watching this point guard destroy entire teams while the sold-out United Center melted around him. I will argue to the death that Rose was even better than everyone remembers."


Edited by Fat Elvis - 10/23/14 at 6:01pm
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Of course Nash is going to miss the year with a back injury after lifting luggage.  Gotta cash those checks.  I hope the Lakers make him come to all games and watch that shitty team.

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Steeeeeeve noooooooooooo!!!!-

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Steve Nash has been mocked so much in recent years, and seen his legacy attacked as an inflated achievement brought on by the system he played for, that he's now actually underrated.

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Twitter Truth: "Nobody is touching MJ's 6 for 6 in the Finals with no Game 7s necessary. Nobody."
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