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Reply #30 posted 12/15/20 6:31pm

uPtoWnNY

namepeace said:

uPtoWnNY said:

Giannis got paid....now Knicks fans can stop fantasizing about him coming to NYC;

https://bleacherreport.co...rted-2282m


I hate that the Knicks are bad, NY and the league both deserve better, but I wouldn't wish that fate on Giannis.

Look no further than James Dolan, one of, if not THE worst owner in pro sports. Since he took over in 1999, the Knicks have had 14 head coaches, 7 GMs/team presidents, one playoff series win, and the worst overall record in the NBA over the past 20 seasons. He's a POS human being, a rich man's son/spoiled brat who throws out paying customers who yell at him to sell the team. Unfortunately, he won't sell, because the Knicks are a cash cow - the richest franchise in the league worth $4.6 billion, according to Forbes.

In other words, we're FUCKED. We have a new group running the front office, but I'm not expecting much.

[Edited 12/15/20 18:44pm]

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Reply #31 posted 12/15/20 10:12pm

Margot

uPtoWnNY said:

namepeace said:


I hate that the Knicks are bad, NY and the league both deserve better, but I wouldn't wish that fate on Giannis.

Look no further than James Dolan, one of, if not THE worst owner in pro sports. Since he took over in 1999, the Knicks have had 14 head coaches, 7 GMs/team presidents, one playoff series win, and the worst overall record in the NBA over the past 20 seasons. He's a POS human being, a rich man's son/spoiled brat who throws out paying customers who yell at him to sell the team. Unfortunately, he won't sell, because the Knicks are a cash cow - the richest franchise in the league worth $4.6 billion, according to Forbes.

In other words, we're FUCKED. We have a new group running the front office, but I'm not expecting much.

[Edited 12/15/20 18:44pm]

How about the Brooklyn Nets? Maybe I'm being naive thinking you would transfer allegiance as they are a NY team?

I only know about them b'cuz Durant transferred there. (Warrior fan, here)They will play the Warriors soon (I'm afraid to watch)

Interesting to read your comments about him. He's difficult to understand, though a great player.

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Reply #32 posted 12/16/20 6:11am

Empress

The Nets are going to be a team to reckon with this season, no doubt about that. I just saw that Giannis has signed a mega deal extension with the Bucks. Not sure how I feel about that. I'm thinking he might've been better to go with another team. Oh well, we'll see what happens now and if he can finally get them to a championship. Season starts next week. Can't wait! 🏀
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Reply #33 posted 12/16/20 3:15pm

uPtoWnNY

Margot said:

uPtoWnNY said:

Look no further than James Dolan, one of, if not THE worst owner in pro sports. Since he took over in 1999, the Knicks have had 14 head coaches, 7 GMs/team presidents, one playoff series win, and the worst overall record in the NBA over the past 20 seasons. He's a POS human being, a rich man's son/spoiled brat who throws out paying customers who yell at him to sell the team. Unfortunately, he won't sell, because the Knicks are a cash cow - the richest franchise in the league worth $4.6 billion, according to Forbes.

In other words, we're FUCKED. We have a new group running the front office, but I'm not expecting much.

[Edited 12/15/20 18:44pm]

How about the Brooklyn Nets? Maybe I'm being naive thinking you would transfer allegiance as they are a NY team?

I only know about them b'cuz Durant transferred there. (Warrior fan, here)They will play the Warriors soon (I'm afraid to watch)

Interesting to read your comments about him. He's difficult to understand, though a great player.

Nope, been a Knicks fan for nearly 50 years...not going to be a bandwagoner who jumps ship to the next "hot" team (like these frauds in NYC wearing Lakers or Warriors apparel). Haven't rooted for the Nets since their ABA days when they had Doc.

'Burner Account' Durant is a great player, but he'll always be a bitch for joining a stacked GS team after his Thunder had them down 3-1 the year before and choked it away. This is the same clown who criticized LeBron for 'championship hopping' in 2010. Total bitch ass.

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Reply #34 posted 12/16/20 5:43pm

Margot

uPtoWnNY said:

Margot said:

How about the Brooklyn Nets? Maybe I'm being naive thinking you would transfer allegiance as they are a NY team?

I only know about them b'cuz Durant transferred there. (Warrior fan, here)They will play the Warriors soon (I'm afraid to watch)

Interesting to read your comments about him. He's difficult to understand, though a great player.

Nope, been a Knicks fan for nearly 50 years...not going to be a bandwagoner who jumps ship to the next "hot" team (like these frauds in NYC wearing Lakers or Warriors apparel). Haven't rooted for the Nets since their ABA days when they had Doc.

'Burner Account' Durant is a great player, but he'll always be a bitch for joining a stacked GS team after his Thunder had them down 3-1 the year before and choked it away. This is the same clown who criticized LeBron for 'championship hopping' in 2010. Total bitch ass.

[Edited 12/16/20 15:16pm]

Thanks. I hear ya.

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Reply #35 posted 12/16/20 9:37pm

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If I'm Brooklyn or Miami, NO FUCKING WAY do I trade my young players plus draft picks for James Harden, especially after reading this.

Report: Russell Westbrook 'appalled' by Rockets team culture, which revolves around James Harden;

https://sports.yahoo.com/report-russell ... 15652.html

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Reply #36 posted 12/21/20 12:31am

Margot

Harden is a diva...so is his beard.

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Reply #37 posted 12/21/20 8:47am

uPtoWnNY

Margot said:

Harden is a diva...so is his beard.

ALL great players are divas (Magic complained about Paul Westhead's style.....exit Westhead, enter Pat Riley). They all get perks and power....that's ok as long as they don't abuse it. Shit, Jordan was gambling in Atlantic City during a playoff series with the Knicks...but he took care of business on the court.

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Reply #38 posted 12/24/20 8:45am

Empress

Not sure what to expect this season. Without the bubble from last season, I don't see them pulling it off as there are already cases of COVID within the league and team members out participating in events they should not be. I also noted that the Raptors, GS, Lakers and Bucks have aleady lost their first games. Not a good sign, but let's see what happens.

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Reply #39 posted 12/26/20 7:04am

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R.I.P. KC Jones - 12XNBA Champ, 2XNCAA Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/305 ... es-dies-88

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Reply #40 posted 12/26/20 10:05pm

Margot

Clippers look good.

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Reply #41 posted 12/28/20 3:31pm

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

R.I.P. KC Jones - 12XNBA Champ, 2XNCAA Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/305 ... es-dies-88


A legend. He doesn't get enough credit as a coach, imo.

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 #42 posted 12/28/20 3:41pm

uPtoWnNY

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Clippers look good.

Not after that disaster last night.

Anyone see the video of Steph Curry hitting ONE HUNDRED FIVE straight 3's over five minutes? I've seen my share of great shooters the past 40+ years of following the NBA (Jerry West, Rick Barry, Pistol Pete, Alex English, Larry Bird, Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, George Gervin, Chris Mullin, etc.)... NONE of them hold a candle to Steph. In this case, "latest is greatest".

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Reply #43 posted 12/28/20 6:41pm

Margot

uPtoWnNY said:

Margot said:

Clippers look good.

Not after that disaster last night.

Anyone see the video of Steph Curry hitting ONE HUNDRED FIVE straight 3's over five minutes? I've seen my share of great shooters the past 40+ years of following the NBA (Jerry West, Rick Barry, Pistol Pete, Alex English, Larry Bird, Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, George Gervin, Chris Mullin, etc.)... NONE of them hold a candle to Steph. In this case, "latest is greatest".

Nice to hear that...I am a Warrior fan.

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Reply #44 posted 12/31/20 6:29am

Empress

The Raptors are still looking for their first win confused They better get it tonight or I just might have to start watching the Nets eek lol
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Reply #45 posted 12/31/20 6:30am

Empress

Margot said:



uPtoWnNY said:




Margot said:


Clippers look good.




Not after that disaster last night.



Anyone see the video of Steph Curry hitting ONE HUNDRED FIVE straight 3's over five minutes? I've seen my share of great shooters the past 40+ years of following the NBA (Jerry West, Rick Barry, Pistol Pete, Alex English, Larry Bird, Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, George Gervin, Chris Mullin, etc.)... NONE of them hold a candle to Steph. In this case, "latest is greatest".





Nice to hear that...I am a Warrior fan.


I saw that video of Curry. Awesome to watch.
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Reply #46 posted 12/31/20 7:54am

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Knicks are 2-2. The fact that Randle (and the whole team) is playing smarter basketball is a tribute to how good of a coach Thibs is (and how bad Fizdale was).

A quote from the article below - “There is a mentality shift,’’ said one NBA executive who has spoken to the Knicks’ brass. “Thibs wants to win every game and he’s selling that to the players and they are buying into it so far.’’

https://nypost.com/2020/12/30/tom-thibo ... ing-shape/

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Reply #47 posted 01/01/21 8:16am

Empress

Well the Raptors finally got a win over NY. Onwards and upwards.
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Reply #48 posted 01/01/21 4:04pm

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uPtoWnNY said:

Knicks are 2-2. The fact that Randle (and the whole team) is playing smarter basketball is a tribute to how good of a coach Thibs is (and how bad Fizdale was).

A quote from the article below - “There is a mentality shift,’’ said one NBA executive who has spoken to the Knicks’ brass. “Thibs wants to win every game and he’s selling that to the players and they are buying into it so far.’’



https://nypost.com/2020/12/30/tom-thibo ... ing-shape/



I know when I was watching the Sixers Knicks game last week I kept saying the Knicks coach looked familiar with his mask on. It kept eating at me and I had to google who he was. I had forgotten the Knicks hired him. You're right coaching makes a difference. I can see the difference coaching has made with Philly already this season. Doc Rivers is definitely better than Brett Brown.
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Reply #49 posted 01/01/21 8:54pm

uPtoWnNY

phunkdaddy said:

uPtoWnNY said:

Knicks are 2-2. The fact that Randle (and the whole team) is playing smarter basketball is a tribute to how good of a coach Thibs is (and how bad Fizdale was).

A quote from the article below - “There is a mentality shift,’’ said one NBA executive who has spoken to the Knicks’ brass. “Thibs wants to win every game and he’s selling that to the players and they are buying into it so far.’’

https://nypost.com/2020/12/30/tom-thibo ... ing-shape/

I know when I was watching the Sixers Knicks game last week I kept saying the Knicks coach looked familiar with his mask on. It kept eating at me and I had to google who he was. I had forgotten the Knicks hired him. You're right coaching makes a difference. I can see the difference coaching has made with Philly already this season. Doc Rivers is definitely better than Brett Brown.

But you worry about Doc's coaching come playoff time.

Smart move not going for Harden;

NBA Rumors: Sixers Cooling Off on Possible James Harden Trade

https://www.si.com/nba/76ers/news/nba-rumors-sixers-cooling-off-james-harden-trade

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Reply #50 posted 01/02/21 12:07pm

Margot

Having a Requiem Mass for the Warriors...dead.

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Reply #51 posted 01/02/21 9:10pm

uPtoWnNY

R.I.P. Paul Westphal

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/306 ... ies-age-70

Had an incredible playoff run in 1976 when Phoenix shocked the defending champion Warriors in seven games, then lost the finals to Boston in six. That triple-OT Game 5 thriller is still one of the best I've ever seen.

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Reply #52 posted 01/04/21 1:28am

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R.I.P. Paul Westphal

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/306 ... ies-age-70

Had an incredible playoff run in 1976 when Phoenix shocked the defending champion Warriors in seven games, then lost the finals to Boston in six. That triple-OT Game 5 thriller is still one of the best I've ever seen.

Wow. Had read he had been ill for sometimes. Great player. Great coach. That triple OT thriller you

speak of is the first ever NBA game I can remember watching as a kid. Soon after that I started watching some dude named Julius Erving and I became a Philadelphia 76ers fan. Paul had a great run as the Phoenix Suns coach too.

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Reply #53 posted 01/04/21 8:18am

Margot

Curry scored 62 points yesterday against Portland.

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Reply #54 posted 01/04/21 9:39am

namepeace

uPtoWnNY said:

R.I.P. Paul Westphal

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/306 ... ies-age-70

Had an incredible playoff run in 1976 when Phoenix shocked the defending champion Warriors in seven games, then lost the finals to Boston in six. That triple-OT Game 5 thriller is still one of the best I've ever seen.


Sorry to see this. He had a good legacy as a coach and player. As a coach, he had one of the best teams to not win a title, the 1993 Suns.

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

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Reply #55 posted 01/06/21 8:36am

Empress

Margot said:

Curry scored 62 points yesterday against Portland.

I saw a clip of this last night. Awesome! Looks like GS is doing better whereas the Raptors are in the toilet at the moment sad

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Reply #56 posted 01/06/21 10:01am

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Empress said:

Margot said:

Curry scored 62 points yesterday against Portland.

I saw a clip of this last night. Awesome! Looks like GS is doing better whereas the Raptors are in the toilet at the moment sad

What's up with Siakam? He's not playing like he should...I even saw the coach had to discipline him.

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Reply #57 posted 01/08/21 11:55pm

Margot

Warriors beat the Clippers after being down 22 points. Curry is carrying the team until they can jell.

Does not seem sustainable. Curry will break down or get injured is my prediction. Hope I'm wrong.

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Reply #58 posted 01/09/21 6:30am

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Margot said:

Warriors beat the Clippers after being down 22 points. Curry is carrying the team until they can jell.

Does not seem sustainable. Curry will break down or get injured is my prediction. Hope I'm wrong.

Someone has to step up and take Klay's role so Steph doesn't have to carry the load.

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