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post #51 of 2363

TOMORROW!!

HYPE INTENSIFIES!!
 

Mavs close out the pre-season 4-0 with Dirk in the lineup!! Rumblings that JJ Barea wants to re-sign with the Mavs once he clears waivers but that would mean cutting Mekel most likely and that's that shit I DO NOT LIKE. Nothing but love for Jose Juan, but if I was him I would retire to Puerto Rico, dominate in some local league, and spend my sun-filled days sticking it to Ms. Universe.

post #52 of 2363
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I can't wait for C's vs Nets. I hear Rondo's down for the opener!

post #53 of 2363
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Twitter Truth: "In the recent Sports Illustrated 'Basketball's Greatest', Larry Bird is the #1 ranked SF of all-time. LeBron James is #2." "Larry Bird is 1 of 2 players in NBA history, & the only since 1963, to average 28+ pts, 10+ reb, & 6+ ast in the same season" "LeBron James will never be as great as Larry Bird. #2 all-time small forward isn't bad, though. Elgin Baylor has a case for #2 spot."

 

I've got LeBron at 4 behind Bird, Baylor, and the Doctor.

post #54 of 2363

On the basis of our conversations over lo this last year, I drafted Russel 'BRODY' Westbrook FIRST in my fantasy draft.

Given the circumstances I am confident this will pay huge dividends.

post #55 of 2363
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Westbrook's numbers are gonna be wild out the gate.

post #56 of 2363
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I've got LeBron at 4 behind Bird, Baylor, and the Doctor.

 

Bruh, Pippen tho.

post #57 of 2363
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Would you put Pip over LBJ? I thought about it. His 93-94 alpha dog season was spectacular, but I still have a bad taste from how he faded in Houston + Portland. 

post #58 of 2363

Well, I mean, I personally would, mostly because I think the way LeBron is called in today's league is absolute horseshit. Shorthand example: watching the guy lower a shoulder into BK defenders, clear space in the restricted zone, and shoot an uncontested layup during last years playoffs. That seems like some real compromised basketball to me, and that sort of stuff skews his entire statistical output. Clearly I am biased and I recognize that.

post #59 of 2363
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Yeah, LeBron has this Wilt-like physical advantage, and they let him just steamroll through guys. It is BS.

 

I think even Shaq was called more fairly than LeBron.

post #60 of 2363

To be fair to Wilt, he was an all-natural elemental force. LeBron spent his Miami years juicing out the gourd. We'll see how it goes now that he's abruptly a mysteriously skinny guy.

post #61 of 2363
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Watching "Open Court": Shaq thinks he could block Kareem's skyhook.  Big fella for years has been in denial that young Lew Alcindor would kick his ass. Kareem averaged 31.8 points per game against fucking Wilt, man. (Wilt said Kareem was the only player he ever felt like he needed help guarding) Also, dude fought Bruce Lee!

 

Z: you think Shaq juiced?

post #62 of 2363

Nah, I've never even heard such a suggestion. Shaq did the polar opposite: put himself at a competitive disadvantage by getting fat in the offseason. 

post #63 of 2363

I want a time machine to have Lebron and the Heat face the late 80's Pistons.  I don't think he ever wins a title if he had to go thru them like Jordan did.

 

Can't wait till Wednesday.  I want the Bulls to destroy the Knicks.

post #64 of 2363

Just let me pimp my fantasy squad real quick, I'm so hype about it. Absolutely crushed the draft.

YOUR 2014-2015 SQUAREJAW CITY IGUANADONS:

RUSSELL 'BRODIE' WESTBROOK
LANCE 'SWEET NOTHINGS' STEPHENSON
THADDEUS 'BOOKSWOLE' YOUNG
CHRIS 'JURASSIC' BOSH
MARCIN 'THE POLISH HAMMER' GORTAT


Whos that comin off the bench? 

DIRK 'SWISH' NOWITZKI

CHANDLER 'GQ' PARSONS (goddammit Monta got stolen ONE PICK ahead of me, Have it All, that's my guy)
ZACH 'Z-BO' RANDOLPH

JEREMY 'LINSANITY 2.0' LIN

 

Even the utility dudes can crush a bit

GIANNIS 'GREEK FREAK' ANTENNEKEMPOU (just going by memory on that last name, not bad)

DEVIN 'THE DUDE' HARRIS

 

Bogut and Calderon are in there too somewhere. So all in all thats some HOT FIYAH.

post #65 of 2363
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Nice team, Z.

 

I'm not a fan of your boy Lin, but it would be cool if he goes off tonite in the revenge game against the Rockets.

 

And I'm super curious to see how Kobe plays.

post #66 of 2363

Lins gonna have a really good year, now that he's on a team with a superstar who can actually co-exist with him. 

post #67 of 2363

I haven't really thought about this upcoming season as much as I have the last few, but since we're here, a few thoughts:

 

Cavs-Spurs final is my prediction. It's boring, I know, but that to me is the most likely outcome. You all know my feelings about Kevin Love, and I just think the Cavs are going to be incredible. There's so much talent there. As for the Spurs, I don't see any reason why they should fall off, and they might be even better this year. Nobody is smarter at managing his guys than Pop, and there's not a deeper roster in the league.

 

The playoff fight in the West is going to be brutal. If I have to pick one team to fall out from last year, it's Portland. Much as I love the guys they've got over there, they had crazy good injury luck last year, and their bench is a wasteland. They had a terrible bench last year, and they lost the only guy who played more than 15 mpg last year (Mo Williams). That's trouble.

 

I think Dallas gets home court advantage in the playoffs. If Chandler stays healthy, he's going to really improve that defense. They lost Vince, but made big improvements elsewhere. It's a crazy roster, but Carlisle is a wizard, and I think they're going to be really hard to defend.

 

The only thing that's going to keep Indiana from having the league's worst offense is that Philly isn't even trying. They're going to miss the playoffs.

 

Stephen Curry is my dark horse MVP pick (though lets be honest, Lebron is going to win MVP). I think the Warriors' offense is going to be substantially better this year. That Mark Jackson couldn't get a top ten offense out of the talent on that roster is criminal. Curry is immensely fun to watch, and his numbers are going to be bonkers. 

post #68 of 2363

I predict a delightful deluge of 'Whats Wrong with Cleveland' articles in the coming months, and I will take great pleasure in it all.

Dubs-Clips-Mavs will be top 3 teams coming out of the West. Bulls-Wiz ECF.

post #69 of 2363
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Lins gonna have a really good year, now that he's on a team with a superstar who can actually co-exist with him. 

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post #70 of 2363

SWAG ALONE SHALL SUSTAIN LA IN THE MAMBA'S TWILIGHT HOUR

post #71 of 2363
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On a bummer note, I just saw yesterday that one of my favorite players as a teenager Mookie Blaylock was found guilty of vehicular homicide and sentenced to 15 years with a mandatory 3 years served. I had somehow not even heard he'd killed someone, even though it happened in metro ATL.

 

A shame. He was such a cool player. Almost as tenacious a defender as GP  - he was always getting clutch steals, and nailing big 3's. He and Steve Smith were the underrated backcourt tandom of the 90's, the heart of a dangerous Hawks team that also had Augmon, Mutombo and Laettner.

 

Hope after he gets out he gets his life together and finds a way to make amends.

post #72 of 2363

Football player gets drunk, kills his passenger, gets 180 days.

Basketball player has a seizure while driving, hits somebody, gets 15 years, with 3 years mandatory.
 

post #73 of 2363

This is really good basketball from the Blue Bombers

post #74 of 2363
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Wow! Killer opener.

 

(Karma, Parsons ha)

post #75 of 2363
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I'm cherishing these Dirk/ T Diddy match ups the rest of the way.

 

Amazing watching them still excel. A joy to watch.

post #76 of 2363

Solid effort, Parseeno obviously had some jitters. Difference in the game ends up being the profoundly weaksauce tech they called on Tyson. Hopefully they look at issuing a flop warning to Old Man Duncan, that shit was dishonorable. DISHONORABLE VICTORY!!

post #77 of 2363
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Line of the night: Anthony Davis: 26 pts, 17 reb, 9 blk, 3 stl

 

Anthony Davis is the 1st player with 25 pts, 15 rebs and 9 blks in a season opener since blocks were first recorded in 1973-74 -Elias Sports

post #78 of 2363
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Twitter Truth:

 

Carlos Boozer's 1st Q stats: 3 AHHHH'S, 4 GIMME DAT'S, 17 AHHH SHIT's, and 1 GRAB DAT SHIT, HILL!

post #79 of 2363
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Twitter Truth II: "Dwight gotta simply realize he ain't gettin calls with that haircut.."

post #80 of 2363
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Shit. I hate seeing Julius Randle go down.

post #81 of 2363

ugh, watching Randle develop was going to be one of the few pleasures of this season. Hope he heels well, tough break for the kid.

post #82 of 2363
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Kobe asked about what Dwight was saying to him on the court: "Blah blah blah blah blah"

 

Kobe a funny motherfucker.

post #83 of 2363

lol dwight

post #84 of 2363
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In Celebration of the Bulls Opener Tonite, My All Post-Jordan Era Chicago Team!

 

F Luol Deng

F Elton Brand

C Joakim Noah

G Derrick Rose

G  Kirk Hinrich

G Ben Gordon

G Nate Robinson

G/F Jimmy Butler

F/G Kyle Korver

F Taj Gibson

C Tyson Chandler

C Ömer Aşık

 

* Ron Artest

*John Salmons

* Pau Gasol

post #85 of 2363

Man you really put some work in on 
 

Quote:

C Ömer Aşık

 

Full effort on the Turkish transliteration!

 

When the hell was Artest on the Bulls?

post #86 of 2363
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Ron Artest was the 16th pick for the Bulls in '99. Along with Brand, a solid cornerstone in Jerry Krause's eeeeeeevil quick rebuild plan.

 

Unfortunately, in '02 the Pacers ripped off the Bulls by getting Artest and Brad Miller for Jalen Rose.

post #87 of 2363

Ah, thats right. Bulls drafted my dude Tyson Chandler in 01 as well. That would have been a beast defensive squad.

post #88 of 2363
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Remember this?

 

post #89 of 2363

WITH THE TEABAG OF DISRESPECT!!

post #90 of 2363
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The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nba-rankings-san-antonio-spurs-los-angeles-clippers-oklahoma-city-thunder-cleveland-cavaliers/

 

"It’s that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine on your skin.

The NBA is back. This season feels a bit more predictable than the last, in the macro sense. Fewer teams are straddling two possible strategic paths; almost everyone appears to have chosen at least a short-term team-building plan. There doesn’t appear to be a Portland or Phoenix waiting to shock us all by blowing past its expected win total.

It’s time. Here’s our annual Tiers of the NBA."

 

GSW are my dangerous sleeper pick. I'm rooting for a WCF showdown (rematch) with the Clips. I got Steph as the third best player in the game, right above Blake.

post #91 of 2363
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"When your daddy screaming on you and you can't say nothing back.."

 

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post #92 of 2363
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GSW are my dangerous sleeper pick. I'm rooting for a WCF showdown (rematch) with the Clips. I got Steph as the third best player in the game, right above Blake.

 

So you got CP3 at like 6 or something? That seems fair. Putting him higher always bothers me, cause real worth is measured in the playoffs, and dude ain't ever done anything there. Ima slot Brodie in ahead of him too. That puts State Farm at 7. I hope AD stays on supahot fire so I can finally convincingly argue for a new #1 player in the League. 

post #93 of 2363
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I still put CP3 over Westbrook, but after last year's playoff debacle his status has slipped from undisputed #1 PG.

 

(Don't forget CP3 kind of bailed out Westbrook from his own inexplicable end game fuck up)

post #94 of 2363

I am so glad I don't have to see Carlos Boozer in a Bulls uniform anymore.  His stupid fucking shot.

 

bulls bench is already showing their strength.  They will be able to put teams away with Gibson and Co.

post #95 of 2363

The Knicks are really bad.  Hopefully Thibs will allow the bench to close this out.

post #96 of 2363
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Wouldn't it be cool if the ECF ended up Bulls vs Hornets?

post #97 of 2363
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The Knicks are really bad.  Hopefully Thibs will allow the bench to close this out.



Calderon didn't play. Who did they even rustle out there to run point? Gotta have a PG who can shoot to run the Triangle, and Calderon can definitely shoot. There will definitely be some struggle while NYK tries to pull that mess together, but I think they'll eventually be good.

post #98 of 2363

You guys see these hilarious tweets some guy from r/nba dug up from back in the day? A young Dame Lillard calling LeBron a #PUSSY, Dwight Howard cheats at Words with Friends (does that surprise anyone), and one that actually might have reprucussions: NBA MVP Kevin Durant calling some guy 'fag boi'.  

 

Shoutout to Chris Bosh putting up bigtime numbers. I still got undying hate for the Heat, but from what I can gather he's not really friends with D.Wade and actively dislikes LeBron, so I can support him.

post #99 of 2363
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Rajon Rondo Farewell Tour:  13 pts 7 rb 12 dimes a steal and a block tonite

 

C's look scrappy.

post #100 of 2363
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BTW, I toldja Kemba gonna blow up this year.

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