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Reply #30 posted 11/15/17 9:39am

Empress

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The Rockets are looking very good - beating the Cavs without Chris Paul, no less. This could be a special year for us!

Not so much last night Rodeo wink

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Reply #31 posted 11/15/17 3:20pm

uPtoWnNY

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The Rockets are looking very good - beating the Cavs without Chris Paul, no less. This could be a special year for us!

Right now, no team has what it takes to beat Golden State in a seven game series, not even San Antonio. Like I've said before, you need a bunch of quick, athletic, wing defenders. Who has an answer for Kevin Durant, especially when he's getting it done on defense too.

Warriors come at you in waves - shit, their bench could be an NBA starting five.

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Reply #32 posted 11/15/17 3:21pm

uPtoWnNY

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uh-oh Knicks trying to blow this lead...Lebron is pissed off and getting hot

The young Knicks learned a painful lesson....you have to play for FOUR quarters, not three.

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Reply #33 posted 11/15/17 8:16pm

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I'm watching my Sixers vs. Lakers now. My first look at the Sixers on tv this season.

I'll watch the first half. Gotta get up for work in the morning.

I'm loving what Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Robert Covington, and JJ Redick are

doing thus far. I'm a little disappointed in Dario Saric. It looks like he can't shoot shit

this season so far.

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Reply #34 posted 11/16/17 8:46am

namepeace

phunkdaddy said:

I'm watching my Sixers vs. Lakers now. My first look at the Sixers on tv this season.

I'll watch the first half. Gotta get up for work in the morning.

I'm loving what Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Robert Covington, and JJ Redick are

doing thus far. I'm a little disappointed in Dario Saric. It looks like he can't shoot shit

this season so far.


Do you believe in the Process yet?

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #35 posted 11/16/17 8:47am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

RJOrion said:

uh-oh Knicks trying to blow this lead...Lebron is pissed off and getting hot

The young Knicks learned a painful lesson....you have to play for FOUR quarters, not three.


They're interesting again.

Maybe they're not far away from being relevant again.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #36 posted 11/16/17 10:10pm

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namepeace said:

phunkdaddy said:

I'm watching my Sixers vs. Lakers now. My first look at the Sixers on tv this season.

I'll watch the first half. Gotta get up for work in the morning.

I'm loving what Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Robert Covington, and JJ Redick are

doing thus far. I'm a little disappointed in Dario Saric. It looks like he can't shoot shit

this season so far.


Do you believe in the Process yet?

Yes I do. It's a growth process.

You ain't nothin but a jaybird with draws on
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Reply #37 posted 11/17/17 5:59am

uPtoWnNY

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namepeace said:


Do you believe in the Process yet?

Yes I do. It's a growth process.

If those young cats can stay healthy, Philly will be nice in the next few years.

Celtics showed me something last night. In order to have a chance against Golden State, you have to make the game ugly and play 'D'!

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Reply #38 posted 11/17/17 7:04am

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Empress said:

RodeoSchro said:

The Rockets are looking very good - beating the Cavs without Chris Paul, no less. This could be a special year for us!

Not so much last night Rodeo wink




Ah, but Chris Paul is back and with him only playing 21 minutes last night, we hung 142 points on the Suns. We scored 90 points in the first half!

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Reply #39 posted 11/17/17 8:22am

RJOrion

RodeoSchro said:



Empress said:




RodeoSchro said:


The Rockets are looking very good - beating the Cavs without Chris Paul, no less. This could be a special year for us!



Not so much last night Rodeo wink






Ah, but Chris Paul is back and with him only playing 21 minutes last night, we hung 142 points on the Suns. We scored 90 points in the first half!




to be fair, the Suns are horrible...everyone is killing them
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Reply #40 posted 11/17/17 8:33am

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RJOrion said:

RodeoSchro said:




Ah, but Chris Paul is back and with him only playing 21 minutes last night, we hung 142 points on the Suns. We scored 90 points in the first half!

to be fair, the Suns are horrible...everyone is killing them



But 90 points in a half of basketball? The Rockets are only the third team in the shot-clock era to ever do that. I'm getting more and more excited about this team!

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Reply #41 posted 11/17/17 9:12am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

phunkdaddy said:

Yes I do. It's a growth process.

If those young cats can stay healthy, Philly will be nice in the next few years.

Celtics showed me something last night. In order to have a chance against Golden State, you have to make the game ugly and play 'D'!


As much as I hate it, they've got a great coach and a nice young nucleus.

They'll be relevant for the next decade or so.

PHI v. BOS is going to be great for the league.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #42 posted 11/17/17 1:23pm

uPtoWnNY

namepeace said:

uPtoWnNY said:

If those young cats can stay healthy, Philly will be nice in the next few years.

Celtics showed me something last night. In order to have a chance against Golden State, you have to make the game ugly and play 'D'!


As much as I hate it, they've got a great coach and a nice young nucleus.

They'll be relevant for the next decade or so.

PHI v. BOS is going to be great for the league.

Imagine how rough Boston would be if Heyward was healthy.

Cavs are old and poor defensively. If the Celtics are healthy in May & June, things could get interesting.

Forget Paul Pierce, Joel Embiid is the muthafucking TRUTH!

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Reply #43 posted 11/17/17 2:05pm

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

namepeace said:


As much as I hate it, they've got a great coach and a nice young nucleus.

They'll be relevant for the next decade or so.

PHI v. BOS is going to be great for the league.

Imagine how rough Boston would be if Heyward was healthy.

Cavs are old and poor defensively. If the Celtics are healthy in May & June, things could get interesting.

Forget Paul Pierce, Joel Embiid is the muthafucking TRUTH!


True, but it's early yet. The regular season doesn't start to get real until players hit that first wall around Christmas.

I'll believe an Eastern team will beat a LeBron-led team 4 of 7 when I see it. But if BOS stays healthy, and confident, it could happen.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #44 posted 11/19/17 8:50pm

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Donald Trump takes the bait, and LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand wins again https://www.usatoday.com/...879048001/

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Reply #45 posted 11/20/17 3:01pm

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Donald Trump takes the bait, and LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand wins again https://www.usatoday.com/...879048001/




I think "wins for the first time since bamboozling the Los Angeles Lakers into overpaying for hype" might be more accurate.

In trying to find some way to acknowledge Ball's remarks about Trump, I just can't find the right words. It's like looking at the two biggest a-holes in the country and saying something good about the second-biggest a-hole.

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Reply #46 posted 11/20/17 10:12pm

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LAVAR BALL FULL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS CUOMO (11/20/2017)

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Reply #47 posted 11/21/17 7:53am

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^Simply amazing! falloff

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Reply #48 posted 11/21/17 8:50am

namepeace

RodeoSchro said:

Goddess4Real said:

Donald Trump takes the bait, and LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand wins again https://www.usatoday.com/...879048001/




I think "wins for the first time since bamboozling the Los Angeles Lakers into overpaying for hype" might be more accurate.


I think Magic fell in love with Lonzo Ball and that was that.

As a Laker fan I liked De'Aaron Fox better, but Lonzo's still a work in progress, and hasn't hit 20 yet. I expect Lonzo's ceiling to be Jason Kidd, who wasn't a great shooter in the early parts of his career either. He'll be a solid distributor for the team, at a minimum.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #49 posted 11/21/17 9:48am

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Ball is gonna be fine...he's only 19 ...its not like a 19 year old 7 footer, where its common to have success immediately like Porzingis or Towns...point guards have to learn his teammates and learn the league first...thats a heavy gig for a teenager...not to mention all the extra pressure he has on him from being Magic's first pick, and from his daddy sellin woof tickets...he played great last night (triple double)...in a year or two, he'll be great...Ntilikina, too..
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Reply #50 posted 11/21/17 1:01pm

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namepeace said:

RodeoSchro said:




I think "wins for the first time since bamboozling the Los Angeles Lakers into overpaying for hype" might be more accurate.


I think Magic fell in love with Lonzo Ball and that was that.

As a Laker fan I liked De'Aaron Fox better, but Lonzo's still a work in progress, and hasn't hit 20 yet. I expect Lonzo's ceiling to be Jason Kidd, who wasn't a great shooter in the early parts of his career either. He'll be a solid distributor for the team, at a minimum.



Could be. While I think LaVar is one of the biggest gas bags on the planet, I tend to trust Magic Johnson's eye for talent. The problem is keeping LaVar from wrecking the Lakers' locker room, which i believe he has already done to some extent. You wreck a locker room and it won't matter how good Lonzo is - that team would be toast.

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Reply #51 posted 11/21/17 1:51pm

namepeace

RodeoSchro said:

namepeace said:


I think Magic fell in love with Lonzo Ball and that was that.

As a Laker fan I liked De'Aaron Fox better, but Lonzo's still a work in progress, and hasn't hit 20 yet. I expect Lonzo's ceiling to be Jason Kidd, who wasn't a great shooter in the early parts of his career either. He'll be a solid distributor for the team, at a minimum.



Could be. While I think LaVar is one of the biggest gas bags on the planet, I tend to trust Magic Johnson's eye for talent. The problem is keeping LaVar from wrecking the Lakers' locker room, which i believe he has already done to some extent. You wreck a locker room and it won't matter how good Lonzo is - that team would be toast.


Good point. You flunk chemistry, you flunk the NBA.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #52 posted 11/21/17 6:09pm

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Goddess4Real said:

LAVAR BALL FULL INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS CUOMO (11/20/2017)

Funking Idiot.

I got my NBA pass cuz and I need a team to cheer. Pick oen for me any team except the Celtics and San Antonio. lol

I 'll catch the Bulls when Paxson looses his job. Da Bull's make New York look functional. lol

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Reply #53 posted 11/24/17 9:52am

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aint nobody in the Lakers lockerroom thinking about Lavar Ball...if anything theyre laughing at/with him...Lonzo just going through the same growing pains ALL 19 year old professional athletes go through...the storyline of Lavar and BigBallerBrand and all the associated hype is just modern day Don King type promotional tomfoolery, and its worked to a capital T...believe you me, the Lakers organization LOVES the attention and free marketing...the wins will come in a year or two...but in the meantime, the seats will be full and the people will watch with great curiousity, many waiting to see a train-wreck...Lonzo and the Lakers will be fine, but its gonna take a minute...the Lakers core rotation is a bunch of kids... Ball, Kuzma, Randle, Nance 2.0, Ingram, Clarkson....even Walton as coach...that aint got nothing to do with Lavar "Deebo" Ball...
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Reply #54 posted 11/26/17 10:52am

uPtoWnNY

namepeace said:

uPtoWnNY said:

Sam Mitchell brought up an excellent point after OKC lost a close one to Minnesota. He said until Carmelo & PG13 make a committment to doing the LITTLE things you need to do in order to win, they won't go far. Anthony only had TWO rebounds in that game...c'mon.


He's right. They have to realize it's Furious Styles' team and if they want to contend they'll have to adjust their games.

OKC still hasn't figured it out yet. This "my turn-your turn hero ball" won't get it done, because it's easy to defend. One of the analysts on NBA-TV said it's a case of too many cooks and suggested Carmelo take a 6th man role. Like he'd ever go for that.

There is nothing Joel Embiid can't do on the court. It'll be fun watching him battle Porzingis on Christmas Day.

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Reply #55 posted 11/26/17 10:56am

uPtoWnNY

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aint nobody in the Lakers lockerroom thinking about Lavar Ball...if anything theyre laughing at/with him...Lonzo just going through the same growing pains ALL 19 year old professional athletes go through...the storyline of Lavar and BigBallerBrand and all the associated hype is just modern day Don King type promotional tomfoolery, and its worked to a capital T...believe you me, the Lakers organization LOVES the attention and free marketing...the wins will come in a year or two...but in the meantime, the seats will be full and the people will watch with great curiousity, many waiting to see a train-wreck...Lonzo and the Lakers will be fine, but its gonna take a minute...the Lakers core rotation is a bunch of kids... Ball, Kuzma, Randle, Nance 2.0, Ingram, Clarkson....even Walton as coach...that aint got nothing to do with Lavar "Deebo" Ball...

Lakers will be alright - add PG13 and (maybe) LeBron to that group, and they're a contender again.

I'm not mad at the Knicks losing to Hoston, but Atlanta?????????????

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Reply #56 posted 11/27/17 8:57am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

namepeace said:


He's right. They have to realize it's Furious Styles' team and if they want to contend they'll have to adjust their games.

OKC still hasn't figured it out yet. This "my turn-your turn hero ball" won't get it done, because it's easy to defend. One of the analysts on NBA-TV said it's a case of too many cooks and suggested Carmelo take a 6th man role. Like he'd ever go for that.


They're in trouble, but it's a long season. As a Lakers fan, I'm okay with it, because anything that makes the decision easier for PG13 next summer is good with me.

There is nothing Joel Embiid can't do on the court. It'll be fun watching him battle Porzingis on Christmas Day.

Big Men 2.0 (or 3.0) are running over the NBA again.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #57 posted 11/27/17 8:59am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

RJOrion said:

aint nobody in the Lakers lockerroom thinking about Lavar Ball...if anything theyre laughing at/with him...Lonzo just going through the same growing pains ALL 19 year old professional athletes go through...the storyline of Lavar and BigBallerBrand and all the associated hype is just modern day Don King type promotional tomfoolery, and its worked to a capital T...believe you me, the Lakers organization LOVES the attention and free marketing...the wins will come in a year or two...but in the meantime, the seats will be full and the people will watch with great curiousity, many waiting to see a train-wreck...Lonzo and the Lakers will be fine, but its gonna take a minute...the Lakers core rotation is a bunch of kids... Ball, Kuzma, Randle, Nance 2.0, Ingram, Clarkson....even Walton as coach...that aint got nothing to do with Lavar "Deebo" Ball...

Good points; they need time and I like the nucleus. If they could get one of the premier big men to join them someday . . . watch out.

Lakers will be alright - add PG13 and (maybe) LeBron to that group, and they're a contender again.

They need both to truly contend before the decade is out.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #58 posted 12/02/17 3:47am

uPtoWnNY

namepeace said:

uPtoWnNY said:

OKC still hasn't figured it out yet. This "my turn-your turn hero ball" won't get it done, because it's easy to defend. One of the analysts on NBA-TV said it's a case of too many cooks and suggested Carmelo take a 6th man role. Like he'd ever go for that.


They're in trouble, but it's a long season. As a Lakers fan, I'm okay with it, because anything that makes the decision easier for PG13 next summer is good with me.

There is nothing Joel Embiid can't do on the court. It'll be fun watching him battle Porzingis on Christmas Day.

Big Men 2.0 (or 3.0) are running over the NBA again.

OKC looked much better finally beating the T'Wolves last night. There was more ball movement, and Adams had a monster game with 27 points. We'll see if this continues against the Spurs.

How about Donovan Mitchell.....41 points! Shows you how funny the draft is.

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