2017-18 NBA Season - Page 2
Much respect to the Greyhound, but we're a shit market with shit fans. The reason the Cardinals have been able to make it here is because 1.) NFL games will sell out regardless of where they are (unless you're in LA) and 2.) Michael Bidwill discovered that actually putting money into a sports team yields dividends.
That's something virtually no other Arizona sports team owner has ever discovered.
A big part of it is being the face of a club that lacks any kind of identity.
Always wanted him on the Mavs. Lets see who goes winless longer: PHX or DAL
"Don't feel too bad for Earl Watson. Dolph Schayes got canned by the Buffalo Braves one game into the 1971-72 season.
To beat him as fastest coach fired during a campaign, you'd have to be dismissed at halftime."
Did you see Fultz shooting free throws? If a guy is hurt to the point where he has to change the way he shoots a shot I would say sit him down.
What makes it worse is the two guys immediately picked behind him are playing like ROY candidates.
Can I get a minute to comment on the Spurs deciding to empower LMA, after his disappointing performance in the playoffs?
Especially when compared to whats happening in Dallas: this is easily the most slept-on story in the early goings. Pop said "LMA, you sound like a bitch, but we believe in you, and let's prove it out."
If Kawhi comes back and things go off the rails, LMA is guaranteed a place in the All-Time Worst.
If Kawhi comes back and finds himself benefiting from All-Star LMA: that doesn't really tell us too much. We already knew that Pop is peerless.
Edited by Zhukov - 10/25/17 at 11:07pm
Punching Klay in the head when he aint done shit is how you lose my allegiance.
I don't particularly care for the Dubs. I want to see Draymon suffer the slings and arrows. But I fucking love Klay.
So friendship with WIZ over. Friendship with MAGIC begin.
And can't nobody act like they had no idea Orlando would be for real, cause I been told you.
Once again Draymond playing an honorable game of basketball and he's cheap-shotted. Certainly wouldn't hold it against him if he presses charges against Beal. No place for that in the league, or society for that matter.
I will say, the success of the Clippers speaks to how much the NBA has changed. I think the days of the ball dominant, distributing guard are done. It's one of the reasons I didn't think Chris Paul will move the needle in Houston and any Russell Westbrook led team will always have a ceiling. Golden State has great ball handlers, but they are also unselfish...promoting ball movement over ball dominance. It makes a team more difficult to prepare for.
But yeah these guys didn't just leave Russ or Lebron for some B.S. (either to be the man or cupcake walk to a ring), they went to teams that play like teams in a team sport. Yeah, the terrain has changed towards "superteams" but unless those play like teams, they won't be so super. We had all that in the past, we jist didn't have certain teams based on system that also had superstars. Ok, that is probably a wrong statement, but I think you guys know what I mean, maybe.
And I also think it was better to aim at the Cavs more than the Warriors, even if the Warriors beat him prior. Maybe he thought he couldve beat Lebron had Presti not traded Harden. So go get a superteam that the alternate reality Thunder with Harden could be or better and go make that fantasy a reality. I know I'm speculating his mindset, and yeah, he could just be cupcake in the end, but I think it's more complex than that, and "cupcake" is simpleton really, started by a simpleton Durant, Westbrook, Perkins, and whoever, conversation/ inside joke. (Not calling you simpleton though, Zhukov! You're cool, actually)
Edited by Duhrick - 11/1/17 at 7:16am
Eh, I think Durant is just the 1,000,000th piece of evidence that "rivalries" and "enemies" are fan concepts that the players don't give a shit about.
And the result is that Durant is happy and his critics are bitter.
Not sure why Durant was running a burner campaign with a bunch of fake accounts if he was so happy.
Rivalry was real for the D.Rose Bulls at least. And the Paul Pierce Celtics. You are delusional if you think the Spurs-Mavs rivalry wasn't important to the players (even though that one was ultimately rooted in respect). The sport benefits from it.
And holy cow Kyrie really is that dumb. Its impressive, in a way.
Already called it, Bob. Your words hurt me not.
Losing Seth Curry was, improbably, a huge blow - Carlisle needs a whole squad of B-list undersized guards to work with, at all times. The drama with Nerlens has not been helpful. Every time I remember that this team could have had Giannis on it, if only Cuban had listened to his fucking GM, I die a little inside.
I'm not trying to hurt you, Zhu. I actually think this is the best possible scenario. They have been spinning their wheels in mediocrity for the past few years. Their best player is 40 years old, or whatever. I think they dodged a bullet with Noel by not paying him the max. They will suffer for a few years, but it will be better for them in the long run.