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  • #145917
    Yahtzee
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    Despite losses in their most recent games, these Bruins and Celtics teams are pretty appealing.

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    #145918
    Lebron
    Participant

    Just start the games giving James and Davis 20 FTs apiece in lieu of calling fouls.  That way you can actually foul them and not worry about the whistles for the other 90%.  Speed up the games too.

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    #145920
    GusChiggins
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    Attention Zip

    City/Game: Basketball in New York captures the excitement and evolution of this quintessentially urban game and the energy of the diverse New Yorkers who play it and love

    #145921
    chicowalker
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    If Tatum’s three at the buzzer had went, but was negated by the worst offensive foul call of all time, I’d need a new TV

     

    I was at the Friars-Marquette game saturday, best seats I’ve had in some time.  I got to see that kind of nonsense up close, Markus Howard too 17 free throws despite only taking 7 two pointers on a bunch of shit that would make Harden blush.  Channeling Bad News Bears era Bob Watson- “LET THEM PLAY!”

    #145922
    Laszlo Panaflex
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    NHL trade deadline today. :ph34r:

    #145923
    Lefty
    Moderator

    Local Boston hockey mediots (Haggerty, Murphy) openly pining for the Bruins to go get the corpse of Joe Thornton in here as a “feel good story.”

    Are you fucking kidding me?   He is slower than me and is currently rocking a +/- of -15.   He is at best a specialist that would need to sit on the bench any time someone fast was on the ice opposite him (which is pretty much every play.)

    These guys and their fucking story lines.   They completely suck.

     

     

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    #145924
    Lebron
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    Thornton’s been gone for nearly 15 years.  He wanted out.  There’s no ‘feel good’ angle about it.  Hell half the reason he wanted out was because he felt the media was too hard on him, now the media wants him back?

    #145925
    Lefty
    Moderator

    Bruins trade Hienen to Anaheim for Nick Ritchie.

    not a Heinen fan.  Ritchie is same age, a little bigher and makes $1M less next year, so they clear more space for more deals and/or to extend Krug.

    #145926
    Lebron
    Participant

    Kreider signs a 7 year extension with the Rangers.  Cross him off the list.

    #145927
    Coma
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    I imagine posting will be lighter than usual today as most of us will watching/attending the Kobe memorial. I’ll be the one at the ceremony wearing a “1/3” Lakers jersey, because I insist on simplifying fractions.

    #145928
    Lefty
    Moderator

    I have to believe the Smarm Meter will explose because of the goings on at the Kobe memorial.

     

    I also wonder how many stars arrive by helicopter……..

    #145929
    Lebron
    Participant

    Kobe’s widow files a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company during the memorial.  Multi-tasking!

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    #145930
    chicowalker
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    If he was a little older (more overlap w/jordan) or a little younger (more overlap w/peak leBron) OR the Hornets had told him to get bent and not traded him to LA, he’s rich man’s Jerry Stackhouse

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    #145931
    Lebron
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    That Tatum offensive foul mentioned by Chico, first guy I thought of was Kobe.  He used to throw his elbows everywhere, one time he gave Manu Ginobili stitches.  I can’t think of one time the guy got whistled for it.

    Obviously they’ll ignore the ‘Colorado incident’ and the bullshit irony of #girldad, and of course no one will recall the “Mamba Mentality!” of quitting on teammates in a playoff game to prove some point, or when he’d keep heaving it when he was 4-20 from the floor.   He was the worst of what are considered the best players in league history.

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    #145932
    jforb
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    Kobe’s widow files a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company during the memorial. Multi-tasking!

    Serve the executives in the receiving line?

    #145933
    chicowalker
    Participant

    Speaking of yesterday’s game…yet another miraculous recovery from LeBron, I legit thought there was a torn something in his knee (shame on me, sleep deprived) to him being back on D as soon as we got the closeup of him wincing on the other end.  I want the Lakers in the finals.

    #145934
    02062
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    That Tatum offensive foul mentioned by Chico, first guy I thought of was Kobe. He used to throw his elbows everywhere, one time he gave Manu Ginobili stitches. I can’t think of one time the guy got whistled for it.

    Obviously they’ll ignore the ‘Colorado incident’ and the bullshit irony of #girldad, and of course no one will recall the “Mamba Mentality!” of quitting on teammates in a playoff game to prove some point, or when he’d keep heaving it when he was 4-20 from the floor. He was the worst of what are considered the best players in league history.

    The defender’s head went back like he was in the limo in Dealey Plaza.

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    #145935
    02062
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    Attention Zip

    City/Game: Basketball in New York captures the excitement and evolution of this quintessentially urban game and the energy of the diverse New Yorkers who play it and love

    Thanks Gus, It features three of the most great franchises of all time according to the blurb:

    From the playgrounds to the NBA, New York has invented a way of playing basketball, and City/Game is not only about the three renowned NBA teams–the Knicks, the Nets, and the Liberty”

    “read about New York’s style of play–like the infamous one-handed jump shot–and glossary of NYC-style trash talk and slang; see “celebrity row” photographs courtside at the Garden and Barclay’s Center; revel in the images, headlines, and objects related to the 1970 and 1973 championship Knicks.”

    :lol:

     

    #145937
    Yahtzee
    Participant

    Run, don’t walk, to Borders to pick up that one.

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    #145938
    chicowalker
    Participant

    And who could forget the bitter mid nineties rivalry with the Miami Heat?  With never more than 1 or 2 people on the court who could hit so much as a 15 footer, these games that averaged 140 points between both teams may have lacked “grace” or “fluidity” or “rudimentary basketball skills you currently find in middle schoolers” but they did feature hitting that made fans wonder if Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason were the next coming of Mark Gastineau and Joe Klecko

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    #145939
    chicowalker
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    John Starks may have worked on a garbage truck, but there was no stink on his game as he hit a sizzling 1/3 of his three pointers, which is a Knicks record, probably

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    #145940
    chicowalker
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    A generation of Garden denizens will tell their grandchildren about watching countless entry passes (never to return) to Patrick Ewing, who would then thrillingly back his defender to the basket for 20 seconds while his comrades stood around mouths agape at such mastery, before either shooting a baseline fadeaway or rumbling through the paint for a running hook, which he hit about half the time!

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    #145942
    02062
    Participant

    Chico’s version is better. Again.

    #145943
    Lebron
    Participant

    I remember when the national announcers got their marching orders to sell the beauty of defensive basketball.  “For anyone who appreciates good defense, this 71-66 Knicks-Heat game was a thing of beauty.”

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    #145945
    Coma
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    Thanks Gus, It features three of the most great franchises of all time according to the blurb:

    From the playgrounds to the NBA, New York has invented a way of playing basketball, and City/Game is not only about the three renowned NBA teams–the Knicks, the Nets, and the Liberty”

    “read about New York’s style of play–like the infamous one-handed jump shot–and glossary of NYC-style trash talk and slang; see “celebrity row” photographs courtside at the Garden and Barclay’s Center; revel in the images, headlines, and objects related to the 1970 and 1973 championship Knicks.”

    :lol:

     

     

    A one-handed jump shot? There’s no way any other basketball player in the world would have ever thought of that. Thanks, New York City!

    I thought this was just a book, but there’s a museum exhibit associated with it. I guess the Patriots haven’t cornered the market on arrogance.

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