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Basketball?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by valacirca, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. FTB

    FTB Stranger in a Strange Board

    That Backcourt though... They will throw up so many bricks they about to build a cathedral in 2 games haha
     
  2. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    I'm a Bulls fan, so I'm ecstatic that Wade is coming here. I'm still not sure how I feel about the Rondo signing, however. I never was a fan of the guy.

    I don't have very high expectations for this upcoming season, but it should at least be interesting.
     
  3. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Tim Duncan retires. Seemed impossible with how productive he was well into his career. But he looked "done" in the Playoffs for the first time in his career, missing bunnies at the rim and all. Not a huge surprise, but sad to see it happen anyway. Greatest power forward to ever play the game.
     
  4. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar and John Wooden[​IMG]
     
  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    If Jokic continues in this form, he'll easily become our best NBA player ever. Only Stojakovic and Divac ahead of him even now IMO.
     
  6. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Jokic will only get better. Insane basketball IQ in that guy, could go down as the greatest passing big man ever.
     
  7. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  8. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    Nope.
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    And I think these guys might count too.
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    But Jokic is pretty damn promising.
     
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  9. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Magic and Bird don't count. Magic was a PG, Bird was a SF.

    I'm truly a basketball nerd, a historian type, so don't think I forgot about Walton or Sabonis. However, Sabonis was way past his prime when he joined the NBA and Walton's prime lasted too short due to injuries. Jokic easily has a shot at passing them in career value as a passing big man.
     
  10. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns dropped 70 points last night. The most by anyone since Kobe's 81 point game in 2006. Despite all this, the Suns still lost. :facepalm:
     
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  11. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    To be fair, Suns are probably happy that they lost, because they're actively tanking. They shut down their best player (Eric Bledsoe) for the rest of the season even though he's not injured.
     
  12. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Jokić is a god. I hope Nuggets get some better players in the next few years to challenge for the championship.
     
  13. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    The glory years of the Charles Barkley/Kevin Johnson era seem like an eternity ago (I've been following the team for ages...and this period just sucks).
     
  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    Do you think tanking is a valid strategy? Making a team intentionally terrible to get a higher draft pick?
     
  15. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Yes. Philly unapologetically tanked for a couple of years, and they're now set to have an amazing future with great young prospects like Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric and their upcoming pick this year.

    I was an advocate for tanking for the Miami Heat, which I'm a fan of, this year but they really overachieved with a bad roster and are going to make the Playoffs. Might put the franchise into a treadmill in the future, they really needed to get a franchise player type in the draft.
     
  16. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    You don't think it is terrible for the fans?
     
  17. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    For objective fans, yes. For fans of the team that's tanking, no.
     
  18. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    I don't know about that. Doesn't a team have a duty to put on the best possible match every night?
     
  19. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    No, not necessarily. The greater good matters more.

    The objective is to win a title, or at least compete for a title. If you don't have the assets to do so and also don't suck hard enough to get a high draft pick, you'll be stuck in a treadmill. Nobody applauds a team that makes the Playoffs year after year only to get eliminated in the first two rounds. Just ask the mid to late-2000s Atlanta Hawks.
     
  20. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    Does it, though? I mean, I'm thinking more of hockey than I am of basketball, but the optics of watching the hardcore fans cheer their home team for losing, rather than winning, doesn't seem designed to allow more buy-in from non-fans.
     

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