Regular Degular Redux - 2019-20 NBA Season thread 2

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Everyone liked the 'Regular Degular' in the first 2019-2020 thread, so I kept it. I hope y'all like the new digs and the post All Star break second half brings much joy in Zion. And elsewhere.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:41 (four months ago) link

^ I screwed up the link. In the less pretty version it's: 2019-20 NBA Regular Degular Season thread

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:43 (four months ago) link

let's see some nba basketball

ciderpress, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:54 (four months ago) link

Until Thursday, we'll just have to bang our fists, or tin cups, on the tables and chant "Hoops!" rhythmically.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:57 (four months ago) link

papa needs his degular

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 02:55 (four months ago) link

we got a thread......no hoops tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:12 (four months ago) link

bananaboat.jpg

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 17:16 (four months ago) link

https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/zion1.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:06 (four months ago) link

https://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/full/4395725.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 18:14 (four months ago) link

WOJ: Guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jackson gives the Clippers second unit a starting-level playmaker and scorer. Lakers had hoped to sign Jackson too, sources said.

clippers keep stocking up lol lakers

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:28 (four months ago) link

kind of a weird choice for him he'd have way more opportunities with the lakers. would probably be their starting pg

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:29 (four months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:30 (four months ago) link

seems like they couldve gotten a 2nd for him a couple weeks back but maybe the injuries have scared teams off completely

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 21:31 (four months ago) link

rip the john beilein experiment yikes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 23:52 (four months ago) link

Irving's injury is best described as a deterioration in the shoulder. When he discussed his return in late December, Irving acknowledged that he took a cortisone shot at the time in hopes of avoiding surgery. The reality is that he has been playing with on and off discomfort

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 19, 2020

looks like kyrie taking the rest of the year off

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 00:55 (four months ago) link

might as well

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 00:58 (four months ago) link

Very weird career

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 02:47 (four months ago) link

shoulder deterioration sounds like a problem

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 19 February 2020 02:54 (four months ago) link

Kyrie definitely has problems

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 03:12 (four months ago) link

All his injuries have been serious it seems

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 03:42 (four months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.

let's all be respectful of Spottie in this his hour of need.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:23 (four months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:25 (four months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERKA06hUwAAphJ1?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:50 (four months ago) link

it really feels like those two guys dont exist in the same universe

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:51 (four months ago) link

incredible

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:53 (four months ago) link

increasingly convinced Timmy only spent his entire career in San Antonio to avoid paying state income tax.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:56 (four months ago) link

they might as well be brothers, brad is like 20% more attractive

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:11 (four months ago) link

Knicks statement on James Dolan's legal victory over Charles Oakley: "...Maybe now there can be peace between us."

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 19, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:25 (four months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.

let's all be respectful of Spottie m.bison in this his hour of need.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

fixed

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:27 (four months ago) link

Pete/Brad this is fuckin my day up

Clay, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:30 (four months ago) link

*thing whatever

Clay, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:30 (four months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.
let's all be respectful of Spottie m.bison in this his hour of need.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

fixed

― Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:27 PM (fifty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

whoops, sorry! i get folks' fandoms mixed up. you're Dubs Nation iirc

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:26 (four months ago) link

Steve Kerr is RTing Bloomberg ads so nobody is out of the woods yet

symsymsym, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:32 (four months ago) link

jesus god it's like a pandemic afflicting rich dudes.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:50 (four months ago) link

rich ppl aren't your friend even if they are fun basketball players

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:51 (four months ago) link

As Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald pointed out, the rich are not like you and I.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 19:52 (four months ago) link

Is Beilein really not getting a buyout?

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:08 (four months ago) link

I hope some of you are ready to apologize to Joey Crawford after this Tim Duncan News

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:10 (four months ago) link

whoops, sorry! i get folks' fandoms mixed up. you're Dubs Nation iirc

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

np. yessir
https://media3.giphy.com/media/l0IyccOTJNukd8lzy/giphy.gif

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:42 (four months ago) link

Is Beilein really not getting a buyout?

― Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:08 PM (forty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

partial buyout, i think

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:50 (four months ago) link

i promise you are not ready https://t.co/MfMDNHNnwE

— eli the average guy (@jazz_inmypants) February 19, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:53 (four months ago) link

meant for the genuine lolz thread sorry. but this is interesting:

.@ByJasonLloyd on @923TheFan just now says Andre Drummond, in two short weeks with #Cavs, had already made it clear that if Beilein was back, he was gone after this season and that this was a worse situation than in Detroit. Side note, he shares an agent with Kevin Love.

— Keith Britton (@KeithBritton86) February 19, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:54 (four months ago) link

that literally made me gasp lol xp

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:55 (four months ago) link

beilein's college offense required a stretch big, im sure his nba offense would need one too. drummond...doesn't stretch

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:58 (four months ago) link

terrifying

Clay, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:59 (four months ago) link

xps

Clay, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 20:59 (four months ago) link

beilein's college offense required a stretch big, im sure his nba offense would need one too. drummond...doesn't stretch

― ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

im sure he thought love would be that guy for him but he hated him from the jump so i guess it didnt matter

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:00 (four months ago) link

that literally made me gasp lol xp

― lag∞n, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

same. frightening stuff.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:01 (four months ago) link

that literally made me gasp lol xp

― lag∞n, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:55 PM (twenty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol v same

gbx, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:22 (four months ago) link

when are the games

k3vin k., Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:23 (four months ago) link

tomorrow

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:27 (four months ago) link

between beilein and boylan weve had some incredible examples of new coaches completely and immediately alienating their teams

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:35 (four months ago) link

also they have almost the same name

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:38 (four months ago) link

maybe there was a mix up and they were coaching the wrong teams from what they prepared for

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:49 (four months ago) link

I need the games now

k3vin k., Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:50 (four months ago) link

yeah wtf

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:51 (four months ago) link

i agree they shd start the games after all thats what its really about

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:51 (four months ago) link

guess this is why contenders didnt go for capela

Hawks say Clint Capela (right calcaneus contusion/plantar fasciitis) has begun participating in modified shooting while continuing non-impact conditioning and strength work as part of his rehabilitation.

— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) February 19, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:52 (four months ago) link

final stretch of this season should be good. playoffs should be good and we deserve the pelicans getting the 8 seed.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:53 (four months ago) link

otm zion needs to be in

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:53 (four months ago) link

ja too

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:53 (four months ago) link

gonna be real tough to get those two and luka all in damn

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:54 (four months ago) link

obv would take the young grizz too but give me zion over anyone for watching right now. nothing like it. maybe the rockets will go on a bad losing streak. dont really see any of the top 7 falling out. Dont really believe in the mavs yet but they have the 2nd best point differential in the west somehow.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:57 (four months ago) link

mb the rockets and jazz shd have injuries just a thought

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:57 (four months ago) link

then port and nola cld be in

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:57 (four months ago) link

would be fine with any of the teams from 8-13 making it outside of the spurs sorry bison they are p unwatchable this season

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 21:59 (four months ago) link

mb the rockets and jazz shd have injuries just a thought

― lag∞n, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

bad karma to hope for such things so i just hope they play bad and have a bunch of drama and lose a lot.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:00 (four months ago) link

its just musing

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:01 (four months ago) link

don't get me wrong, I agree slippery slope, my friend.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:06 (four months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:08 (four months ago) link

Certain ppl on here are messy bitches. And the REALLY fucked up thing? They love drama...

— g0m (@g0m) February 13, 2020

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:17 (four months ago) link

weird

Cavaliers are re-assigning John Beilein to a different role in the organization. https://t.co/uumaJYe2Jc

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 19, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:23 (four months ago) link

trying to save his rep maybe a little?

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:24 (four months ago) link

pelicans beating the lakers in the first round would be a delicious layer cake of beauty

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:28 (four months ago) link

would be the greatest thing to ever happen in sports

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:34 (four months ago) link

lakkers

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:36 (four months ago) link

tomorrow's reentry games kinda suck too

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:37 (four months ago) link

zion dunking on bron and one of brons shoes flies off and hits jack nicholson in the face

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:38 (four months ago) link

lonzo, ingram and hart all taking turns hitting game winners in brows eye

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:40 (four months ago) link

imagining laker fans turning against two of the best players

lag∞n, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:45 (four months ago) link

maybe there was a mix up and they were coaching the wrong teams from what they prepared for

― ciderpress, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:49 PM (fifty-six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

ngl, beilein would've been a decent fit with the baby bulls.

boylen would be a great fit with the cavs cause he deserves to be fired.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:47 (four months ago) link

i'm not convinced the bulls didn't have a mixup where they thought they were hiring back Jim Boylan.

omar little, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 22:57 (four months ago) link

its just musing

― lag∞n, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:01 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

ilh is now....... the musecage

Clay, Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:13 (four months ago) link

Lol

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:27 (four months ago) link

dork musings

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:53 (four months ago) link

nodding

Karl-Anthony Towns Out Indefinitely With Wrist Injury https://t.co/FW8mGYDngi

— RealGM (@RealGM) February 20, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 February 2020 06:26 (four months ago) link

heavy tanking incentives there this year

J0rdan S., Thursday, 20 February 2020 06:41 (four months ago) link

Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender, reunited! (for ten days, anyway)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 20 February 2020 19:27 (four months ago) link

bring on josh jackson too, the suns reclamation project

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 20 February 2020 19:29 (four months ago) link

@ShamsCharania: Nets star Kyrie Irving is likely to undergo procedure on his right shoulder and miss extended period of time

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 20 February 2020 19:58 (four months ago) link

kyrie played in 20 games this season

lag∞n, Thursday, 20 February 2020 23:26 (four months ago) link

Kevin Durant has played in zero games.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 20 February 2020 23:27 (four months ago) link

same

ciderpress, Thursday, 20 February 2020 23:36 (four months ago) link

Kevin Durant is looking healthy🔥pic.twitter.com/bGLaLLv3uU

— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 19, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 20 February 2020 23:37 (four months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Friday, 21 February 2020 00:34 (four months ago) link

Al Horford was -30 in 11 first half minutes in a game his team trails by 10.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 21 February 2020 02:25 (four months ago) link

so Tim Duncan's endorsing Bloomberg.
let's all be respectful of Spottie m.bison in this his hour of need.

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

fixed

― Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:27 PM (fifty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

tim duncan has a history of endorsing shitty ppl. a few years ago he publicly endorsed the city's DA who had made a bizarre anti-vax video and also said islamophobic shit, but duncan was like "vote for him, he's my friend." the whole of his endorsement was "bloomberg donated to VI after the hurricane." his criteria is "do i know them" and "are they nice to me"

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Friday, 21 February 2020 02:31 (four months ago) link

Most professional athletes have lived very strange lives and are not especially reliable guides to real life situations, if you are not now and have never been a professional athlete yourself.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 21 February 2020 02:47 (four months ago) link

Pretty sweet that Justin Jackson's canvassing for Bernie in NV, tho.

Fetchboy, Friday, 21 February 2020 02:54 (four months ago) link

thats dope

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Friday, 21 February 2020 02:55 (four months ago) link

wow

k3vin k., Friday, 21 February 2020 03:04 (four months ago) link

Trae young balled

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 21 February 2020 04:04 (four months ago) link

hawks/heat was a banger. the hawks are all of a sudden really deep and fun. this second half of the season should be enjoyable.

Heez, Friday, 21 February 2020 04:54 (four months ago) link

also, despite all of the evidence, i'm a cam reddish believer

Heez, Friday, 21 February 2020 04:55 (four months ago) link

I hate the rockets

DJI, Friday, 21 February 2020 05:03 (four months ago) link

amazing game by Bam

Heez, Friday, 21 February 2020 05:04 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve3NENjp6AA

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 21 February 2020 16:31 (four months ago) link

lol stop d wade please

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 21 February 2020 18:46 (four months ago) link

bam deserves a better supporting cast

micah, Friday, 21 February 2020 19:50 (four months ago) link

lol

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 21 February 2020 19:56 (four months ago) link

bam deserves a better supporting cast


This is legit true

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 21 February 2020 23:30 (four months ago) link

'kieff to the Lakers. Demarcus waived.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 22 February 2020 00:06 (four months ago) link

boogies last couple of years are as depressing as any athlete i can remember.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 22 February 2020 00:06 (four months ago) link

morris twins already announced theyre living together twins reunited

lag∞n, Saturday, 22 February 2020 00:29 (four months ago) link

wolves have a lot of dece young players now

lag∞n, Saturday, 22 February 2020 02:28 (four months ago) link

and james johnson who isnt young but is dece

lag∞n, Saturday, 22 February 2020 02:46 (four months ago) link

melo vs zion taking turns posting up is kind of fascinating

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 22 February 2020 05:22 (four months ago) link

blazers w/o lillard are a rough watch

Clay, Saturday, 22 February 2020 05:44 (four months ago) link

Andre Drummond falling out of the rotation in Cleveland

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 22 February 2020 22:39 (four months ago) link

Feel like he’s gonna be a Knick

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 22 February 2020 22:40 (four months ago) link

wld make a great knick

lag∞n, Saturday, 22 February 2020 22:42 (four months ago) link

I really really want Gary Harris to remember how to shoot. It’s painful to watch rn.

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 23 February 2020 00:07 (four months ago) link

yeah thats depressing, he was such an efficient shooter before

ciderpress, Sunday, 23 February 2020 00:26 (four months ago) link

He has a really obvious hitch, feels like it’s one of those things that works your way into the shot and it never gets fixed

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 23 February 2020 00:27 (four months ago) link

not really a good 3rd quarter for the Sixers here

frogbs, Sunday, 23 February 2020 03:22 (four months ago) link

don't think the sixers can win a series where they don't have home court

J0rdan S., Sunday, 23 February 2020 03:25 (four months ago) link

Just got home saw a tweet about Zach Being annoyed again about a Boylen timeout. After the timeout Zach shakes his head and seems to say "why call a timeout down F'ing 10" pic.twitter.com/lV4HH356Wb

— Ⓜ️arcusD ▶️ (@_MarcusD3_) February 23, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 23 February 2020 08:57 (four months ago) link

celtics lakors today the famous rivalry

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:32 (four months ago) link

ok boomer uh check please

Clay, Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:56 (four months ago) link

My gf got me pretty good seats for today's dubs/Pels game for my birthday. I will tell Zion you all said hello.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:22 (four months ago) link

keeper imo

k3vin k., Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:45 (four months ago) link

Put a ring on it

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 23 February 2020 17:58 (four months ago) link

ok boomer uh check please

― Clay, Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:56 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

woww fine

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 18:13 (four months ago) link

celtics were really up for the last game where they crushed tha lakers in boston, cld be a good one!

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:33 (four months ago) link

no kemba tho so idk

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 19:34 (four months ago) link

Kawhi snapping at his teammates is a new development

Kawhi so tired of the clippers lol pic.twitter.com/DoUyLTwXkP

— Legendary Lakers (@goldlakerss) February 22, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 23 February 2020 21:10 (four months ago) link

He made his bed and must live with it.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 23 February 2020 21:37 (four months ago) link

all these players who cant find a team they like should start a 1v1 league

ciderpress, Sunday, 23 February 2020 22:28 (four months ago) link

Good game of hoops here. Lakers getting all the calls

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 23 February 2020 22:59 (four months ago) link

good game, good game. bad guys won.

sknybrg, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:23 (four months ago) link

jaylen brown underrated as one of the better draft picks in recent history

J0rdan S., Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:47 (four months ago) link

tatum was ballin

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:47 (four months ago) link

celtics got tired and stated isoing him at the top instead of running offense which was a mistake thoooo

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:48 (four months ago) link

he doesnt know how to deal w the trap yet

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:48 (four months ago) link

anthony davis was having trouble dealing w the celtics defensive pace and swarming he likes to be deliberate and they were not letting him

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:51 (four months ago) link

jaylen brown underrated as one of the better draft picks in recent history


He was a top 3 pick!!!!

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:51 (four months ago) link

lot of ppl thought they were reaching

lag∞n, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:52 (four months ago) link

He’s a great player but Sabonis went like 11th that year

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:57 (four months ago) link

Malik Beasley looks really good in Minnesota. I think they should just match whatever he gets offered.

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:57 (four months ago) link

don't remember that being the vibe at the time, that draft only had consensus 1 and 2 and then brown was in a pool of like 6 guys after that

ciderpress, Sunday, 23 February 2020 23:59 (four months ago) link

the only other one of which seemed like a danny ainge guy at the time was kris dunn

ciderpress, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:00 (four months ago) link

everyone wanted them to pick kris dunn or buddy hield that year.

call all destroyer, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:01 (four months ago) link

i wanted them to pick jamal murray lol

ciderpress, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:03 (four months ago) link

i liked brown........and bender

lag∞n, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:17 (four months ago) link

was strongly opposed to kris dunn

lag∞n, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:18 (four months ago) link

don't remember that being the vibe at the time, that draft only had consensus 1 and 2 and then brown was in a pool of like 6 guys after that

― ciderpress, Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:59 PM (twenty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

turned out to be by far the best player in that pool

lag∞n, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:25 (four months ago) link

zion is putting on a show

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 24 February 2020 03:01 (four months ago) link

pels leapfrogged a couple teams and sitting in 9th now. according to Stan Van G they have the easiest record the rest of the way and the Grizz have the hardest.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 24 February 2020 03:46 (four months ago) link

the world needs zion in the playoffs

lag∞n, Monday, 24 February 2020 04:11 (four months ago) link

He was a top 3 pick!!!!
― Matt Armstrong, Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:51 PM (yesterday)

yes this is the exact thing that makes it underrated. there was no consensus on that pick at all and they made by far the best choice even tho it was considered a risky pick at the time.

J0rdan S., Monday, 24 February 2020 05:37 (four months ago) link

yikes:

Indiana's Jeremy Lamb has suffered a torn ACL, torn meniscus and fracture in his left knee.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 24 February 2020 19:30 (four months ago) link

howwwwww

just want to give Jeremy Lamb some serious props here ... walked to the line right after the injury and netted both free throws. https://t.co/6JLl5bwL5p pic.twitter.com/kTeN4lqj1f

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 24, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 24 February 2020 19:52 (four months ago) link

lamb's face while taking those shots is very "i've seen some things"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 24 February 2020 20:11 (four months ago) link

feel like the rule about the fouled player having to take the free throws should prob be changed

J0rdan S., Monday, 24 February 2020 20:12 (four months ago) link

Trae Young cheat code pic.twitter.com/tH6ALUmS9A

— Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) February 25, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 02:10 (four months ago) link

Russ said this fan was telling him to take the 3 because Gobert’s the best defender in the league.

Then this happened 😤

(via @LeopoldDelaunay)pic.twitter.com/Q87IUrGI6W

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 23, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 03:51 (four months ago) link

i love how russ' thin skin is what drives him

Clay, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 03:53 (four months ago) link

xps i hope the hawks become good bc trae is so fun

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 03:54 (four months ago) link

clippers are up on the griz by 30. there's ten minutes to go in the second quarter.

Clay, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 04:15 (four months ago) link

yikes

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 04:16 (four months ago) link

What’s going on with the Jazz

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 05:17 (four months ago) link

conley came back.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 05:32 (four months ago) link

nba fumbling this one big time

FreeDawkins has officially been wiped of all NBA highlight videos on YouTube. He had already stopped uploading new ones, but now the classic games are gone too.

End of an era. Nobody else had the same quality, not even the NBA itself.#freedawkins

— WWam WWooper (@scooperhoops) February 25, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 19:59 (four months ago) link

rip

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:00 (four months ago) link

i hope the NBA hired him in the background or something. i know they hired the house of highlights guy. they should be promoting these content creators or they're gonna go the way of baseball

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 20:04 (four months ago) link

quality tnt doubleheader tonight folks

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:14 (four months ago) link

it took them like 50 tries but they finally got a zion vs top team national game

ciderpress, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:17 (four months ago) link

+celtics blazers ilx bowl

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:27 (four months ago) link

no dame no watch

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:32 (four months ago) link

thinking the Celtics v Blazers w/o Dame will be ugly.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:36 (four months ago) link

hoping for a zion vs lebron 'moment' tonight. we need some quality content a la iverson xrossing up jordan or w/e

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 21:46 (four months ago) link

did not realize dame was out bummer

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:11 (four months ago) link

curry back on monday, allegedly

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:16 (four months ago) link

OMG that would be so great

DJI, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:17 (four months ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:21 (four months ago) link

sunday vs the wizards i think actually. but yessssss

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:29 (four months ago) link

Curry looked back in form putting up shots before the game on Sunday.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:24 (four months ago) link

did not realize dame was out bummer

― lag∞n

been out since just before the all-star break and will prob be out for another couple weeks (they said 4-5 games but it's a groin injury and in a lost season why fuck around with that) (assuming they admit to themselves the season is down the drain which it is)

Clay, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:13 (four months ago) link

figured he was just sitting out the asg on some bs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:17 (four months ago) link

prob got embarrassed by his rap performance and doesnt want to show his face again.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:19 (four months ago) link

some white dude named matt thomas is out there hitting big 3s for the raptors. i have no idea how they keep finding guys.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:25 (four months ago) link

level of intensity is absolutely nuts for a late feb game

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:32 (four months ago) link

Apparently Middleton is shooting 53% from midrange. Just a special season! You gotta love this excellence!

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:41 (four months ago) link

hes having an insane year

lag∞n, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:48 (four months ago) link

good game. giannis getting bottled up a bit here.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 02:48 (four months ago) link

stan van is good for the most part but he and all these guys all have this weird fascination with saying "the analytics guys say that would be a bad shot" after a good shooter makes a wide open 12 footer

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 02:55 (four months ago) link

so kyle lowry just tried to go through the 5 hole? interesting choice.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 02:59 (four months ago) link

hah that was something. the ultimate nutmeg

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:03 (four months ago) link

getting the full Lowry experience tonight huh

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:07 (four months ago) link

the bucks really locked down in the second half

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:18 (four months ago) link

yeah their d is legit. brook and giannis rim protection and lots of solid defenders

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:20 (four months ago) link

Lowry is losing his mind. pic.twitter.com/87WFtRVAI1

— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) February 26, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:20 (four months ago) link

lavine vs boylen continues

Zach Lavine to a yelling Boylen
“i have fuckin 40 points” pic.twitter.com/anMhfgnTjS

— Kenny Beecham (@KOT4Q) February 26, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:40 (four months ago) link

reasonable point

lag∞n, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:13 (four months ago) link

Caruso through the legs ➡️ LeBron through the stratosphere 😱😱😱

(📺: TNT ) pic.twitter.com/hVU1IHxo0u

— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 26, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:14 (four months ago) link

How is he still so good

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:34 (four months ago) link

These angles are better

This is the funniest shit I’ve seen all year in a basketball game, Kyle Lowry is insane pic.twitter.com/x7MJ129M6G

— Casey Taylor (@CTWritePretty) February 26, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:42 (four months ago) link

I sorta see why people think the pelicans should trade Jrue now. Lonzo doesn’t have space somehow.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 04:57 (four months ago) link

i can't stop laughing at that lowry between the legs burrow

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 05:01 (four months ago) link

mostly for hill's "what... what is happening right now" face

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 05:02 (four months ago) link

should have saved tech like that for the playoffs

ciderpress, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 05:04 (four months ago) link

caruso turning into an la folk hero is the worst

sknybrg, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 05:39 (four months ago) link

I Iove Jrue but he has some iffy shot selection some nights

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 05:42 (four months ago) link

caruso turning into an la folk hero is the worst

― sknybrg,

friend of mine in la bought a caruso jersey yesterday

Clay, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:07 (four months ago) link

A hero to balding dudes at the Y for life

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:21 (four months ago) link

Nuggets trade for jerami grant has worked out. Appears that he really can shoot 3s which they desperately need.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 16:30 (four months ago) link

caruso turning into an la folk hero is the worst

― sknybrg, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:39 AM

good...good...let the hate flow through you

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 17:35 (four months ago) link

he's good for a guy averaging 5 ppg

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 18:28 (four months ago) link

what the hell is going on in utah

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:52 (four months ago) link

heh. hate overstates it. annoyance more like. my hate is reserved for the lakers as an institution

sknybrg, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 22:17 (four months ago) link

Zinger is having a great month.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 27 February 2020 07:32 (four months ago) link

bad games tomorrow

Clay, Thursday, 27 February 2020 07:40 (four months ago) link

Grizz four Ls in a row, JJJ is hurt, Clarke is hurt, dillon brooks has returned to his normal numbers, i would be really surprised if they make the playoffs.

I think all 5 teams behind them fighting for that spot are better.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 27 February 2020 16:42 (four months ago) link

blazers/pacers has some interest to me, though dame not flying with the team dampens that somewhat

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 27 February 2020 20:16 (four months ago) link

Zinger is having a great month.


Did Zinger figure things out? Worth considering

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 27 February 2020 23:24 (four months ago) link

wldnt be surprised i mean it takes a min to come back from two years injured

lag∞n, Friday, 28 February 2020 00:43 (four months ago) link

bender and chriss starting for the warriors tonight god bless

lag∞n, Friday, 28 February 2020 03:57 (four months ago) link

that moment when you step back and realize that the warriors are starting guys from the phoenix suns scrapheap

call all destroyer, Friday, 28 February 2020 04:02 (four months ago) link

the warriors seem to think they can fix bad players and i have absolutely no idea why they think that

call all destroyer, Friday, 28 February 2020 04:05 (four months ago) link

bcz bad players are cheap and when your season is already lost and you have a high payroll in spite of that dismal outloook, it costs very little to rummage around in the scrapheap to see what kind of a bargain you might turn up. you can toss aside the duds next season.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 28 February 2020 04:10 (four months ago) link

This dubs season is truly bizarre I don’t even know what to think of it. It’s just like basically all the dudes that played in the finals aren’t even playing this year. Steph klay Durant iggy (until last week) boogie Livingston bogut jarebko... it’s just like poof they were all gone.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 28 February 2020 04:42 (four months ago) link

mb they were raptured

lag∞n, Friday, 28 February 2020 04:49 (four months ago) link

another one called home

Draymond Green lowkey wanted to get ejected so bad 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/YPj3V9DUay

— Ball Realm (@TheBallRealm) February 28, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 28 February 2020 04:57 (four months ago) link

Lmao hero

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 28 February 2020 05:05 (four months ago) link

dray looking around at bender and chriss vs bron and davis

lag∞n, Friday, 28 February 2020 05:39 (four months ago) link

This dubs season is truly bizarre I don’t even know what to think of it. It’s just like basically all the dudes that played in the finals aren’t even playing this year. Steph klay Durant iggy (until last week) boogie Livingston bogut jarebko... it’s just like poof they were all gone.


Oh yah add looney too who’s only played in a handful of games this year.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 28 February 2020 06:06 (four months ago) link

this is a good rivalry

ESPN just posted an interview James Harden did with Rachel Nichols.

Thread of Harden's comments:

About Giannis:

"I wish I could be 7 feet and run and just dunk, like that takes no skill at all, I gotta actually learn how to play basketball, how to have skill" pic.twitter.com/d8OqvOSZKa

— Disney Gary Clark (@Itamar1710) February 28, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:20 (four months ago) link

personally i'd much rather watch Giannis run and jump than watch whatever the hell harden does

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:22 (four months ago) link

they used to say the same thing about shaq

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:23 (four months ago) link

i also aspire to be cody zeller or whoever

ciderpress, Friday, 28 February 2020 15:29 (four months ago) link

truly excited now to watch Harden flame out in a second-round playoff series by shooting 5-28 in the deciding game.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 28 February 2020 15:42 (four months ago) link

mb he will provoke giannis to take more jump shots, in a playoff series, vs the celtics

lag∞n, Friday, 28 February 2020 16:24 (four months ago) link

harden with the skee-lo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:34 (four months ago) link

lol

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 28 February 2020 16:38 (four months ago) link

the clippers are good

micah, Saturday, 29 February 2020 07:06 (four months ago) link

Meh

(•̪●) (carne asada), Saturday, 29 February 2020 07:47 (four months ago) link

Early this season you guys were doubting D-Rose. Give the guy credit! He made it back into being a good NBA player!

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 29 February 2020 10:00 (four months ago) link

lol harden passing to russ on the bench

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 01:59 (four months ago) link

😂😂 pic.twitter.com/oAGotNBiC2

— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) March 1, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 02:08 (four months ago) link

right in the shooting pocket

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 1 March 2020 02:16 (four months ago) link

this game is poorly played but entertaining

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 02:33 (four months ago) link

rockets rim protection is weirdly not great

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 02:35 (four months ago) link

harden making smart look like kyrie

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 02:37 (four months ago) link

Just a dominant half by Smart.

16 points, 5 assists, 4 steals, 2 rebs and was just all over the place.

— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) March 1, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 02:40 (four months ago) link

not sure this houston smallball thing is really going to work

Marcus Smart doing it all for the @celtics in the 1st half!

16 PTS, 5 AST, 4 STL, 36.9 FPTSpic.twitter.com/odju7bA9l7

— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) March 1, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 02:47 (four months ago) link

tho russ has looked borderline unstoppable

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 02:47 (four months ago) link

this game is chaos

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 03:20 (four months ago) link

yoooooo lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 04:02 (four months ago) link

incredible end to regulation

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 1 March 2020 04:05 (four months ago) link

beautiful

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 04:12 (four months ago) link

im not an expert in basketball rules but im pretty sure the celtics shouldve been awarded the win for this

Tatum with the perfect miss. Jaylen with ice in his veins.

Celtics and Rockets heading into OT 🤯

(via @celtics)pic.twitter.com/f7TZXTCXjm

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 1, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 04:17 (four months ago) link

they need kemba back there was so much botched playmaking tonight

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 04:40 (four months ago) link

JAYLEN FOR OT pic.twitter.com/3N1vXH3o91

— Billy Cushing (@bcush95) March 1, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 05:02 (four months ago) link

guess what bros I covered the ICU with a guy from the brigham the night before last and turns out he holds the world record for most 3 point shots made in 24 hours?? a 10/10 dude too would kick it with again

k3vin k., Sunday, 1 March 2020 17:05 (four months ago) link

how many

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 17:09 (four months ago) link

it was like 10 thousand something. he said he didn’t pee or eat the entire time just hoisted. respect

k3vin k., Sunday, 1 March 2020 17:22 (four months ago) link

thats fn crazy yr arms wld be so tired

lag∞n, Sunday, 1 March 2020 17:31 (four months ago) link

yah but sometimes a dude has got to hoist yknow

Clay, Sunday, 1 March 2020 20:20 (four months ago) link

That’s wild

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 1 March 2020 20:55 (four months ago) link

Harden pooped his big boy pants

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 1 March 2020 22:46 (four months ago) link

thats fn crazy yr arms wld be so tired

― lag∞n, Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:31 PM (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

yeah he said he was hitting 90% of his shots (NBA range from straight away) until he started to cramp and ended up at 80% for the day

k3vin k., Sunday, 1 March 2020 23:06 (four months ago) link

hah that's wild.

call all destroyer, Monday, 2 March 2020 00:15 (four months ago) link

kuzma looks like a door

This Zion-Kuzma matchup is not ideal for the Lakers... pic.twitter.com/He03i4ftLn

— ClutchPoints NBA (@ClutchPointsNBA) March 2, 2020

lag∞n, Monday, 2 March 2020 02:11 (four months ago) link

not really fair to kuz, that's well above his pay grade

call all destroyer, Monday, 2 March 2020 02:15 (four months ago) link

he braced himself and zion just went through him like nothing lol

lag∞n, Monday, 2 March 2020 02:24 (four months ago) link

It’s plays like this that make u wonder if Zion has something against Kuzma pic.twitter.com/TLhCZy3XES

— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) March 2, 2020

lag∞n, Monday, 2 March 2020 02:29 (four months ago) link

Been a while since it’s been said but.... Lebron James

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 2 March 2020 04:36 (four months ago) link

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5y_cl3WIO6A/hqdefault.jpg

lag∞n, Monday, 2 March 2020 04:38 (four months ago) link

don't think the heat will be able to score enough in crunch time vs the bucks in a potential 1/4 series to win more than 2 games, but it will be an interesting match up for the bucks. if you were gonna go into a lab to create a giannis stopper you'd probably come out w/ a player who looks a lot like bam. plus the heat have guys like crowder, igou, butler who are less capable of stopping giannis 1 on 1 but at least won't be scared. and derrick jones jr has looked ok on him so far with his length, but over 7 games giannis would prob kill him in the post.

the heat have had a tougher time stopping middleton honestly. he played duncan robinson off the floor really quickly tonight which is a problem for the heat bcuz duncan really takes their offense to the next level especially at home where he's one of the most dangerous shooters in the league. but veteran wings are going to target him immediately in the playoffs and i don't think he can hold up on the defensive end.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 3 March 2020 01:41 (four months ago) link

I think we might have seen the last of the Ersanator tonight

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 01:43 (four months ago) link

after like 80 consecutive 100-point games the Bucks have failed to reach that threshold twice in a row

frogbs, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 03:10 (four months ago) link

if middleton were to say regress to his mean this whole playoff situation could get a lot more interesting

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 03:28 (four months ago) link

celtics might end up kicking themselves for not UPGRADING THEIR TERRIBLE BENCH AT ALL AT THE TRADE DEADLINE

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 03:29 (four months ago) link

like you cant even be bothered to give up a second rounder for markieff morris, just do nothing at all thats nice

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 03:30 (four months ago) link

they're in a weird spot where they are trying to keep a bunch of developmental players on roster while also competing at a high level.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 03:35 (four months ago) link

feel like competing at a high level is more important

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 03:46 (four months ago) link

yeah; beyond the reported offer for davis bertans who wasn't really available i struggled to find moves that made sense for them

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 03:51 (four months ago) link

giannis had a crazy weak game did the heat do anything special on D

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 15:24 (four months ago) link

wtf

Spike Lee joined @firsttake to explain last night's incident at MSG. pic.twitter.com/xsjGHApDqH

— ESPN (@espn) March 3, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 16:16 (four months ago) link

james dolan is a dumb man

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 17:02 (four months ago) link

giannis had a crazy weak game did the heat do anything special on D

― lag∞n, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:24 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

i listened to a recap, sounds like more of a 2nd night of a back to back in miami thing than anything the heat did

dolan is a fucking psycho, my god

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 17:16 (four months ago) link

trying to envision the same thing happening to Jack Nicholson

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 17:31 (four months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESM91XfXsAYx0-R?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 17:58 (four months ago) link

they both fucking suck

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 18:00 (four months ago) link

the whole tweet lol

New York Knicks Statement on Spike Lee pic.twitter.com/19JcvhFKO7

— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 3, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 18:04 (four months ago) link

lmao

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 18:09 (four months ago) link

giannis had a crazy weak game did the heat do anything special on D

― lag∞n, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 10:24 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

he was kind of out of it but the heat have stuck bad games on him before by adopting a strategy of walling him off from the basket at all costs. there were tons of possessions last night where he was surrounded by 3-4 guys in the paint and either passed or forced up shots. there were also open jumpers and stuff he just flat missed that will go in on other nights. and as i posted last night i think bam might be the single best defender on giannis of any team in the east but it was def a team effort.

it was probably a preview of what the playoffs are going to look like for the bucks. the math on the game was actually kind of crazy... the heat made 18 threes to the bucks 7, a difference of 33 points but the heat only won by 16. it's basically impossible to score on the bucks at the basket, and in games where middelton and others are hitting threes they're just going to be really tough to beat. but there are going to be games (like last night) where teams execute the game plan on giannis well and middleton, wes matthews, bledsoe, george hill, divencenzo etc are gonna have to make threes.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 3 March 2020 18:37 (four months ago) link

I’ve used the employee entrance to the moda on and off since like 2003 and never been looked at twice and I’m me

Clay, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 19:41 (four months ago) link

spike should just start going to the nets games

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 00:46 (four months ago) link

Clay I loved Do The Right Thing, kudos

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 00:49 (four months ago) link

u r welcome to enjoy my genius any time my friend

Clay, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 01:27 (four months ago) link

speaking of nets games; caris levert is thinking about going for 50 in OT

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 03:17 (four months ago) link

he should not do this

ciderpress, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 03:17 (four months ago) link

he went for 51 instead

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 03:21 (four months ago) link

thank God

ciderpress, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 03:40 (four months ago) link

Somehow the 9-person Dubs squad with no Steph, Klay, Draymond or Looney just beat the Nugs at home.

DJI, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 05:05 (four months ago) link

Bender and Chriss are an unstoppable force

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 06:18 (four months ago) link

Wow. Best one yet. Save this. pic.twitter.com/otlkSEgmUw

— GoGSWs (@GoGSWs) March 4, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 07:01 (four months ago) link

Gotta be the worst nuggets loss of the season.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 07:01 (four months ago) link

ahh yes, mychal mulder and juan toscano-anderson, the definitely real NBA players

symsymsym, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 07:03 (four months ago) link

smh @ parents handicapping their children by giving them non-NBA names

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 17:24 (four months ago) link

I mean how hard is it to come up with Tyus Jackson or Damon Freeman, cmon now

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 17:25 (four months ago) link

mychal mulder and juan toscully-anderson

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 18:16 (four months ago) link

and the three lone gunmen

omar little, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 18:28 (four months ago) link

mychal mulder and juan toscully-anderson

― lag∞n, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

lmao

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 18:36 (four months ago) link

I mean how hard is it to come up with Tyus Jackson or Damon Freeman, cmon now

how about Bagdron Bogdanovich or Bogdin Brogdinovich?

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 20:00 (four months ago) link

lonzo ball's shot looking like a million times better. it's not ever going to be amazing but his current form is working.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 March 2020 03:14 (four months ago) link

37% on 6+ attempts per game is good. Kinda bad he’s 40% overall tho.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 5 March 2020 03:25 (four months ago) link

happy for him, he looks awesome tonight

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:07 (four months ago) link

with his passing and rebounding combined w/ the way the game is played nowadays if he can hit 37% of his threes it prob doesn't matter if he can score inside the arch or not

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:08 (four months ago) link

these versions of ingram and lonzo paired w/ zion actually feels like it could be something longterm

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:10 (four months ago) link

7/9 threes tonight for zo

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:35 (four months ago) link

zinger can shoot too

i will FP you and your entire family (rip van wanko), Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:36 (four months ago) link

this is a fun game some of our most promising young players

k3vin k., Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:39 (four months ago) link

Love it

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:46 (four months ago) link

Zinger in the mid post is a disaster and they still go to it too often

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 5 March 2020 04:59 (four months ago) link

Doncic got jrue there lol

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 5 March 2020 05:07 (four months ago) link

Doncic has Paul Pierce’s speed and God’s handles

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 5 March 2020 11:10 (four months ago) link

Steph back.

that's not my post, Thursday, 5 March 2020 22:01 (four months ago) link

what a doofus

ESPN Sources: NBA has fined Mark Cuban $500K -- and rejected the Dallas Mavericks petition to replay the final seconds of a Feb. 22 loss to Atlanta. Cuban assailed league’s officiating leadership and system in a tirade — and twice went on court in final minutes to confront refs.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 6, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 6 March 2020 18:45 (four months ago) link

Been a while since he’s done this but it was a pretty reg occurrence when he first bought them

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 6 March 2020 18:56 (four months ago) link

he thinks hes part of the basketball game

lag∞n, Friday, 6 March 2020 19:04 (four months ago) link

maybe it's cos he has a generational talent on his team again

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 6 March 2020 19:16 (four months ago) link

was nice to have curry back last night. nba much better with him playing.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 6 March 2020 19:16 (four months ago) link

clippers are addicted to guys

The Clippers are signing free agent center Joakim Noah, league sources tell ESPN. Noah, a two-time All-Star, is expected to join the team next week.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 6, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 6 March 2020 22:05 (four months ago) link

thye gottta have at least 25 guys on that roster at this point

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 6 March 2020 22:06 (four months ago) link

what do they even think theyre gonna do with all those guys

lag∞n, Friday, 6 March 2020 22:07 (four months ago) link

i totally forgot joakim played in the nba last year

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2020 22:08 (four months ago) link

teams are gonna put him thru the wringer every possession in the playoffs but this is eye opening

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2020/3/6/21166068/duncan-robinson-miami-heat-three-point-shooting-impact-stats-highlights

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2020 22:38 (four months ago) link

Robinson ranks in the 93rd percentile off spot-ups
He ranks in the 96th percentile off hand-offs
He ranks in the 93rd percentile in transition
He ranks in the 98th percentile off cuts
He ranks in the 84th percentile on “guarded” catch-and-shoot attempts and in the 96th percentile on unguarded attempts

All this for a player who averages 1.1 field-goal attempts from two-point range per game. The NBA has seen a lot of great shooting specialists come through the ranks over the last two decades, but none of them have ever been quite as good at it as Robinson already is.

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2020 22:39 (four months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/Om0Ki4mUAX

— Austin (@ChefTrillie) February 29, 2020

hm

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2020 22:40 (four months ago) link

[from a different article]

He’s on pace for 298 three-pointers, which would be fifth-most in a season in NBA history, behind three seasons by Steph Curry (who hit a record 402 in 2016-17) and one season by James Harden. With Harden having made 261 threes this season and Buddy Hield 235, Robinson realistically could finish ranked sixth or seventh all-time for threes in a single season.

But accuracy is where Robinson gets a clear edge over any 3-point shooter other than Curry, if comparing single seasons historically.

He entered Friday shooting 44.6 percent on threes, by far the best for any of the five players who have hit at least 200 threes this season (Harden, Hield, Damian Lillard, Devonte’ Graham).

Only one player with 250 or more threes in a season (a threshold Robinson should surpass) has ever shot threes as well as Robinson has this season: Curry, who shot 45.4 percent during that season he made a record 402 threes. Three times, Curry has made more than 250 threes in a season while shooting 44 percent or better.

As perspective, Golden State’s Klay Thompson twice has hit 250 or more threes in a season (268 and 276) and converted at a 41.4 and 42.5 percent clip in those seasons. And Harden has shot between 34.7 and 36.7 percent during each of the four seasons that he has hit 250 or more threes, including 36.8 when he sank 378 threes last season.

In fact, only three players in history have done what Robinson is doing from a volume/percentage standpoint: Make at least 200 threes while converting at a rate of 44.6 percent or higher: Curry, JJ Redick (200 for 421, 47.5 percent in 2016-17) and Kyle Korver (221 for 449, 49.2 percent in 2014-15). And Robinson will hit far more threes this season than Redick or Korver did their seasons.

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2020 22:43 (four months ago) link

xp

I do be saying some crazy shit... but not that crazy...

— andre (@andre) March 1, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 6 March 2020 22:43 (four months ago) link

i still believe

J0rdan S., Friday, 6 March 2020 22:45 (four months ago) link

d rob is a cool player, fun to watch. herro is a sniper too. theye got some crazy good young talent.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Friday, 6 March 2020 22:46 (four months ago) link

the shot versatility is what's really special. lots of guys can spot up but to be able to get it up off all kinds of actions makes him so much harder to guard.

call all destroyer, Friday, 6 March 2020 22:50 (four months ago) link

basically a kover 2000 type

lag∞n, Friday, 6 March 2020 23:46 (four months ago) link

Broke kyle’s record tonight for most 3s by a second year player

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 7 March 2020 03:55 (four months ago) link

Aron Baynes went offfffff

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 7 March 2020 04:58 (four months ago) link

Reason #1 not to fully trust the bucks: Eric Bledsoe

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 7 March 2020 05:55 (four months ago) link

This is a good intense game

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 7 March 2020 05:55 (four months ago) link

Bledsoe really is a liability for this team.
Great game so far. Bron has been exceptional the last few weeks

sknybrg, Saturday, 7 March 2020 06:04 (four months ago) link

White Donte is ballin

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 7 March 2020 06:09 (four months ago) link

The Nets are parting ways with head coach Kenny Atkinson.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 7, 2020

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 March 2020 14:25 (four months ago) link

wtf

call all destroyer, Saturday, 7 March 2020 15:12 (four months ago) link

between kyrie’s comments recently and now this it seems like the nets are just intent on becoming a star driven franchise... feel like they’re gonna hire a ty lue like coach now. and even with all that heading into next year they still look like the 6th or 7th best team in the east.

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 March 2020 15:17 (four months ago) link

i guess that's the only way to make sense of this:

Sean Marks and Atkinson had several conversations and the sense had been that a change was inevitable and both sides decided that there was no sense waiting on it. Both had felt that Atkinson and Nets had run course together. They have maintained a close relationship.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 7, 2020

either they didn't think atkinson could coach a kd/kyrie team next year or he made it clear he had no desire to do so

call all destroyer, Saturday, 7 March 2020 15:27 (four months ago) link

the nets making a bunch of savvy moves to speed up their recovery from the awful kg/pierce trade and then taking a hard left turn into trying to brute force a good team again is kinda sad

ciderpress, Saturday, 7 March 2020 15:32 (four months ago) link

agreed. getting credit for building a respectable program and then revealing that it was all a front to get stars to a big market.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 7 March 2020 15:37 (four months ago) link

love for the Wolves to make a play for him

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 7 March 2020 15:53 (four months ago) link

Somebody has to explain why a GREAT Coach like Kenny Atkinson gets fired?

— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) March 7, 2020

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:07 (four months ago) link

it’s true, someone should probably explain that to him

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:08 (four months ago) link

if the same person cld explain the shape of the earth at the same time.....

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:10 (four months ago) link

This is bizarre

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:50 (four months ago) link

Stephen A. Smith says he doesn’t “believe” the Nets organization believes in Kenny Atkinson.

That’s very irresponsible speculation if that’s not directly sourced.

He says the Nets coach will be whoever KD wants to be the coach.

— Billy Reinhardt (@BillyReinhardt) March 4, 2020

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:53 (four months ago) link

from 3 days ago lol

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:53 (four months ago) link

wldve been surprised if it didnt happen in the offseason as kd and kyrie didnt like attkins control freaky total system upon arrival but its pretty weird that it happened now, mb they want to give jacque vaughn a shot

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 March 2020 18:53 (four months ago) link

i'll live with danny's refusal to sign good bench players if it means at least the celtics dont have to go through stuff like this

ciderpress, Saturday, 7 March 2020 20:10 (four months ago) link

def preferable

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 March 2020 20:24 (four months ago) link

Kyrie definitely got Atkinson fired. Is he really worth the trouble?

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 7 March 2020 20:38 (four months ago) link

kyrie shd be a knick its the only way forward

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 March 2020 20:49 (four months ago) link

Kyrie would borderline be worth the trouble IF he was ever healthy but....

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 7 March 2020 21:29 (four months ago) link

Kyrie definitely got Atkinson fired. Is he really worth the trouble?

― Matt Armstrong, Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:38 PM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

he's now poisoned his third team in a row so i'm pretty sure the answer is no

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 01:38 (four months ago) link

will post-achilles kevin durant be worth it?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 01:44 (four months ago) link

Malik Beasley is tearing it up for the TWolves, wow. I guess they have to match any offer.

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 8 March 2020 02:12 (four months ago) link

colin sexton hive assemble?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 02:52 (four months ago) link

nuggets lookin a lil wobbly lately

Clay, Sunday, 8 March 2020 02:58 (four months ago) link

They traded the wrong guy it seems

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:05 (four months ago) link

i definitely don't think the kd/kyrie nets will be a top team. maybe if kd comes back 100% somehow they can make it happen but otherwise they're gonna be a 4-6 seed in the current east

ciderpress, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:11 (four months ago) link

nets need to makes some moves to make their roster make more sense kyrie was right about that lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:23 (four months ago) link

i can't wait to root against the nets next year. it's going to be a lot of fun.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:24 (four months ago) link

between bad vibes and their two new stars injury histories seems unlikely theyll ever really make it work

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:25 (four months ago) link

cad otm

Clay, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:26 (four months ago) link

pieces already coming out about how kyrie wants to get ty lue (who he will turn on 10 months later)

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:27 (four months ago) link

Kd and Kyrie bromance could go sour before they even play together

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:27 (four months ago) link

it mightve already who knows

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:28 (four months ago) link

but really we should salute the true victims here--every *thoughtful* nba journalist who thought that institutional culture mattered.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:28 (four months ago) link

kd seems like he doesn't like anybody straight up misanthrope ish

Clay, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:29 (four months ago) link

funny to be an nba superstar and a grumpy old man at the same time

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:30 (four months ago) link

yet another way in which jordan was a pioneer

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:31 (four months ago) link

lmao

"In Zach Lowe’s latest pod with Kevin Arnovitz (~7:45 minute mark) they walk through some of the reasons for Atkinson’s dismissal. Key amongst them apparently is some long-simmering tension with DeAndre Jordan coming off the bench, in favor of Jarrett Allen.”

— Spooz🚿 (@SpoozBurner) March 7, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:42 (four months ago) link

i don't even know what you can say. let the players dig their own grave i guess.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:50 (four months ago) link

they should just let the players coach themselves

ciderpress, Sunday, 8 March 2020 03:54 (four months ago) link

lol

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 04:15 (four months ago) link

Warriors D team beat the 76ers B team

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 04:16 (four months ago) link

sactown blowing out pdx at home, maybe my acquaintances will finally stop guaranteeing that they're sneaking into the playoffs this year

Clay, Sunday, 8 March 2020 04:26 (four months ago) link

Overall weird night of scores. Houston lost to Charlotte, Denver lost to cavs.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 04:29 (four months ago) link

major butt status for the sixers

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:36 (four months ago) link

would boston even care that much at this point if that was the 3/6?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:40 (four months ago) link

Simmons is out indefinitely and embiid and j rich have been out too. I still think they’ll be a tough out in the offs if healthy

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:41 (four months ago) link

Bulls gotta drop Boylen and get Atkinson asap

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 05:43 (four months ago) link

a really depressing time for the nuggets. that beasley trade stings a lot

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:01 (four months ago) link

mb become a fan “of LA basketball”

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:07 (four months ago) link

Feelin guilty about how bad I want to watch crowdless hoops.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 8 March 2020 18:47 (four months ago) link

probably would be a bit less posturing, muscle flexing, raising the roof, and all the showbiz gestures players seem to love

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 March 2020 18:50 (four months ago) link

happened w an orioles game game a few years ago via the baltimore uprising

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 18:56 (four months ago) link

lol

“I think the DeAndre Jordan coming off the bench thing was going to be a simmering issue for a long time.”

- Zach Lowe yesterday

Today DeAndre Jordan gets the start over Jarrett Allen in the Nets’ first game without Kenny Atkinson 😯 pic.twitter.com/JSDOjWTqyS

— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) March 8, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 18:58 (four months ago) link

big lolllll

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:00 (four months ago) link

future celtic jarrett allen

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:02 (four months ago) link

Lmbo

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:04 (four months ago) link

why cldnt this have happened a month ago

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:07 (four months ago) link

yeah cld be bad 4 clips

Will be interested to hear what the crowd makeup is for this, a Clippers home game. Historically Laker fans buy a lot of these seats - if this is a Western Conference Finals preview, will it in effect turn into seven Lakers home games? pic.twitter.com/UVPoG0uoyI

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) March 8, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:48 (four months ago) link

what a profoundly shitty thing to do to jarrett allen.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 20:07 (four months ago) link

Lakers have limit the early shot clock jumpers from Rondo, Bradley etc.

that's not my post, Sunday, 8 March 2020 20:12 (four months ago) link

The nuggets are getting smashed on defense so trading Beasley really isn’t their problem per se

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:04 (four months ago) link

Millsap just not the difference maker there he was early in the season....

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:04 (four months ago) link

three point shooting

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:06 (four months ago) link

Nuggets need three point shooting but they also desperately need defense and Gary harris is elite there... I think it would have been ok to bite the bullet and match Beasley offers in the offseason but gambling on a Harris Renaissance makes sense

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:19 (four months ago) link

great game today... anyone think these aren’t the two best teams in the NBA?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:32 (four months ago) link

gotta have the bucks in the mix!

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:33 (four months ago) link

Like this move


Jontay Porter, a rookie F/C out of Missouri, has signed a multi-year deal with the Grizzlies, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. Porter rehabbed two separate knee injuries, but has progressed well and is expected to be ready for training camp next season.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 8, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:36 (four months ago) link

okay anyone think this isn’t a lock to be the WCF?

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:45 (four months ago) link

kawhi looks out of it today

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:47 (four months ago) link

Both lakers and clips shooting <30% from 3. Everything on drives.

that's not my post, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:48 (four months ago) link

AD looking like the trump card in this match up today

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:50 (four months ago) link

the lakers abused lou williams for the entire 4th quarter

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:09 (four months ago) link

bron looking very spry today

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:10 (four months ago) link

i posted that before the kill shot

J0rdan S., Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:10 (four months ago) link

damn calling out marcus morris and taking him behind the woodshed.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:11 (four months ago) link

lebron and davis are both very good just my opinion

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:12 (four months ago) link

three wins in a row against good teams for the lakers

(•̪●) (carne asada), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:17 (four months ago) link

i don't think it's a lock but it's the most likely one re: wcf

ciderpress, Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:30 (four months ago) link

i give it virtual lock status

lag∞n, Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:33 (four months ago) link

the lakers abused lou williams for the entire 4th quarter


He’ll be unplayable in matchups that matter. doesn’t get away with his bag of tricks as much on offense either.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:36 (four months ago) link

Booker just hung 20 and 4 assists in the 1st q on the bucks. 47 p quarter for the suns

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:39 (four months ago) link

Magic taking their turn whopping the rockets now.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 9 March 2020 00:06 (four months ago) link

rox continue 2 b weird

lag∞n, Monday, 9 March 2020 00:07 (four months ago) link

the thing with small ball is.... it's really hard to do ALL the time.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 9 March 2020 00:09 (four months ago) link

mychal mulder and juan toscully-anderson

― lag∞n, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

luguentz dort

k3vin k., Monday, 9 March 2020 00:09 (four months ago) link

lou dort files

lag∞n, Monday, 9 March 2020 00:12 (four months ago) link

CP executing the perfect flop via marcus smarts touch

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 9 March 2020 00:22 (four months ago) link

yikes kemba not great there buddy

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 9 March 2020 00:29 (four months ago) link

he went the wrong way

lag∞n, Monday, 9 March 2020 00:30 (four months ago) link

cp and bron on that same hgh connect its the only explanation

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 9 March 2020 00:31 (four months ago) link

pretty crazy the thunder traded pg and westbrook got back a million draft picks and are better than they were last year

lag∞n, Monday, 9 March 2020 03:22 (four months ago) link

CP executing the perfect flop via marcus smarts touch

nobody says CP isn't talented

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 9 March 2020 03:27 (four months ago) link

pretty crazy the thunder traded pg and westbrook got back a million draft picks and are better than they were last year

― lag∞n, Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:22 PM (fifty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

better yet, they are better than the rockets whomst they unloaded 4 years and $123M worth of RW on

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Monday, 9 March 2020 04:14 (four months ago) link

lol that too

lag∞n, Monday, 9 March 2020 04:17 (four months ago) link

presti's face should be put on money for that deal

Clay, Monday, 9 March 2020 04:24 (four months ago) link

presti is what they call a Good GM

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Monday, 9 March 2020 04:27 (four months ago) link

the seeding in the east is getting interesting again with boston and the sixers both skidding... if you were boston or miami would you rather get the 3 seed and face philly/toronto or the 4 seed and face indiana/milwaukee

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 March 2020 07:16 (four months ago) link

heat have home games this week vs hornets, knicks, bulls. boston @ pacers, @ bucks, home wizards, @ bulls

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 March 2020 07:19 (four months ago) link

seems favorable

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Monday, 9 March 2020 14:13 (four months ago) link

it's interesting that yesterday the lakers were basically like "fine you have 2 of the best wing defenders in the nba, we'll just play 3 on 3 on the other side of the floor"... prob not sustainable but the clips don't have a natural defender of AD

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2020/3/9/21170900/los-angeles-lakers-vs-clippers-lebron-james-kawhi-leonard-paul-george-defense-adjustment

J0rdan S., Monday, 9 March 2020 20:57 (four months ago) link

Holy lmao at the Bucks starting lineup tonight

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 01:25 (four months ago) link

JOKER DID IT AGAIN!

The best passing big man ever, no doubt! pic.twitter.com/tfP4k6osHX

— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) March 10, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 01:30 (four months ago) link

JOKER DID IT AGAIN!

The best passing big man ever, no doubt! pic.twitter.com/tfP4k6osHX

— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) March 10, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 01:30 (four months ago) link

love how casual he is mr casual big honey

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 01:32 (four months ago) link

he’s the biggest and the honeyest

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 March 2020 01:43 (four months ago) link

scary terry doing stuff

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 02:29 (four months ago) link

jamal murray dunk of the year candidate

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 02:46 (four months ago) link

Jamal. Murray.

Hide the damn children. pic.twitter.com/ESxPMk21JD

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) March 10, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 02:46 (four months ago) link

Jamal Murray RUINS DJ Wilson pic.twitter.com/kpeTLiJjfx

— Fastbreak Breakfast (@fastbreakbreak) March 10, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 02:47 (four months ago) link

lol wtf they said it didnt count and called it an offensive foul apparently!

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 02:49 (four months ago) link

how could that be an offensive foul??

symsymsym, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 03:48 (four months ago) link

color man on the broadcast said "he was slapped with a foul for being too nasty"

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 04:08 (four months ago) link

That ref should have a multi game suspension

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 05:55 (four months ago) link

absolutely shameful call

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 March 2020 10:18 (four months ago) link

League should apologize

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 14:33 (four months ago) link

Seems like a lot of teams just want the playoffs to start

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:22 (four months ago) link

i still cant believe that didnt count what a sham. the broadcast crew didnt even know until they came back from the commercial break

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 22:50 (four months ago) link

it counts if we believe

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 23:06 (four months ago) link

damn such a posterizing

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 03:46 (four months ago) link

big fan of mikal bridges and dont understand why monty williams refused to give him consistent minutes during the first half of the season.

Mikal Bridges remains annoying pic.twitter.com/fOT6dq5hrd

— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) March 11, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 03:54 (four months ago) link

Clippers are taking out years of frustration on the Dubs tonight.

DJI, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 03:58 (four months ago) link

pretty lame steph played one game then got sick

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 04:32 (four months ago) link

Yeah and where is draymond?

DJI, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 04:33 (four months ago) link

Also lame: clippers playing full-court press with like a 34 point lead.

DJI, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 04:34 (four months ago) link

dray is nursing some tank-like symptoms

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 04:35 (four months ago) link

is there anyone worth tanking for in the upcoming draft class? Not that the dubs shouldn't tank.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 04:47 (four months ago) link

yah who knows really but they may be trying to flip the pick for something else.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 04:55 (four months ago) link

it’s interesting specifically with the warriors bcuz the top few picks are projected to be a true center (wiseman) and guards (edwards, lamelo, anthony). basically the 2 things they don’t need. i remember people saying that the warriors have been eyeing having a true center for years — they did want to go after brow at one point — so they’d probably take wiseman. i haven’t seen the kid from maccabi tel aviv play but it’s a bad year to be looking at wing options in the top 3.

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 11 March 2020 05:25 (four months ago) link

it’s not like the warriors need more luck but the rest of the league should be very thankful there’s no jayson tatum like player out there for them to take

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 11 March 2020 05:29 (four months ago) link

warriors should take jeff greens son jeff green jr

lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 11:35 (four months ago) link

The NBA will temporarily remove the ball from their games due to the coronavirus

— cory snearowski (@corysnearowski) March 11, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 12:38 (four months ago) link

seems wise

ciderpress, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 13:09 (four months ago) link

The nuggets are gonna have no local tv deal and no fans in the crowd

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:02 (four months ago) link

Uhhh pic.twitter.com/ZYUp6ab0E9

— 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒆 🌩 (@Three_Cone) March 11, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:25 (four months ago) link

3/10/19
Starting Lineup:

Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Kevin Durant
Draymond Green
DeMarcus Cousins

Attendance: 19,596

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Damion Lee
Andrew Wiggins
Mychal Mulder
Dragan Bender
Marquess Chriss

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reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:37 (four months ago) link

lol

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:38 (four months ago) link

good content here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciKdF97JWpU

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:39 (four months ago) link

i like jimmy

lag∞n, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:57 (four months ago) link

he's a great interview for sure

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:59 (four months ago) link

Redick is definitely gonna be behind the mic when he retires.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:14 (four months ago) link

he already is!

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:14 (four months ago) link

well sure but i mean on a major network

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:15 (four months ago) link

yeah im sure he'll be a broadcaster/talking head post retirement

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:19 (four months ago) link

Thunder-Jazz was just canceled. PA announcer said to the crowd, "You're all safe." Um. Are you sure?

— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) March 12, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 00:40 (four months ago) link

right before tip off apparently

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 00:40 (four months ago) link

Rudy Gobert really thought touching a bunch of mics during a global pandemic would be a hilarious move... and he was right hahahahahahaha

— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) March 12, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 00:59 (four months ago) link

the celtics have made the playoffs

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:00 (four months ago) link

congratulations to the boston celtics playoff team

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:01 (four months ago) link

They’re now wiping down the Jazz’s bench area. pic.twitter.com/uf8TsA8CrR

— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) March 12, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:06 (four months ago) link

they're gonna have to cancel games for 2 weeks or something

J0rdan S., Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:16 (four months ago) link

someone offered me really good tix to the blazers game tomorrow vs grizzlies and as much as i'd like to see ja uh fuck no thx plz enjoy

Clay, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:17 (four months ago) link

i would risk it all for courtisde seats but anything aside from that i'm turning down

J0rdan S., Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:18 (four months ago) link

it was like mid 100 level behind the basket, nope nope nope

Clay, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:19 (four months ago) link

Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Sources say Gobert is feeling good, strong and stable — and was feeling strong enough to play tonight.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:28 (four months ago) link

Gobert’s idiocy might save lives by bringing this into focus

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:35 (four months ago) link

season suspended

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:36 (four months ago) link

Wow

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:36 (four months ago) link

What a fucking moron

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:37 (four months ago) link

Holy shit

omar little, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:37 (four months ago) link

Hoooly shit

frogbs, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:37 (four months ago) link

wow

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:38 (four months ago) link

agree w/matt, as much as i doubt it we can only hope that gobert's very public stupidity causes people to think about their actions

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:39 (four months ago) link

Lmao polyphonic

frogbs, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:40 (four months ago) link

Does literally stopping the entire league win you DPOY?

— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) March 12, 2020

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:40 (four months ago) link

Mark Cuban reacts to the news pic.twitter.com/AJaqPLdvqg

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 12, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:40 (four months ago) link

this is crazy but also good on the nba imo

Clay, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:45 (four months ago) link

fuck

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:50 (four months ago) link

Rudy Gobert is a moron.

Biden my time/Drinking her wine (PBKR), Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:51 (four months ago) link

Prior to tip-off as the game was delayed, Chris Paul ran over to the Utah bench and said “what’s wrong with Rudy?” and they all yelled for him to get away. Now all the players are quarantined in their locker rooms, being tested for the virus.

— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 12, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:51 (four months ago) link

Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!??

Fetchboy, Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:52 (four months ago) link

Yeah, suspending play until they can get a reasonable plan in place was pretty much the only choice the league had. I'm sure the player's union will want some input on this, too. I'd say it will be a week of suspension at the absolute minimum, and possibly the season and playoffs cancelled at the maximum. It could even be both, sequentially, as the games come back briefly, then it becomes untenable. Fuck. Yet another piece of our 'happy place' gone to shit.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 12 March 2020 01:57 (four months ago) link

Goddamn looks like I’m gonna have to find a bunch of shit to binge watch now. What are the kids into now? The Outsider?

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:03 (four months ago) link

the season is no longer regular nor degular

Clay, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:04 (four months ago) link

mods

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:05 (four months ago) link

irregular iddegular

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:05 (four months ago) link

got me shook now

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:06 (four months ago) link

i think they could probably rebound quickly with a plan to play all games in empty arenas except for the fact that the entire utah jazz team probably now has it?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:07 (four months ago) link

just DQ the jazz who cares about that team

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:10 (four months ago) link

oh yeah, i'm 100% on board with that

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:11 (four months ago) link

ahhh lol

Look up Dr Sebi my friends https://t.co/C3D6YOH6xx

— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) April 1, 2019

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:16 (four months ago) link

for chrissakes

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:17 (four months ago) link

dolan, excellent

NBA owners discussed this possibility on a call earlier today; at that point they were weighing games without fans vs suspending the season. According to @WojESPN, only the Knicks wanted to do neither, advocating business as usual until ordered to do differently by the govt. https://t.co/2vmI5Msp40

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) March 12, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:20 (four months ago) link

Boban leaving it all out there on the court.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:20 (four months ago) link

dolan as usual with the cleareyed approach to things

Clay, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:22 (four months ago) link

surreal

in what could possibly be Vince Carter’s final moment as an NBA player, he enters game in final seconds and drills 3. pic.twitter.com/g2qiIZMkhb

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 12, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:23 (four months ago) link

Past two weeks the jazz have been in NYC, Cleveland, Boston, and Detroit.

How many clubs did they go to?

omar little, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:25 (four months ago) link

yeah this shit is already everywhere cmon

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:27 (four months ago) link

doris burke and ryan ruocco did a really nice job with a difficult broadcast in dallas

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:28 (four months ago) link

pro athletes will prob all be asymptomatic anyway

ciderpress, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:46 (four months ago) link

Don’t even get to say a proper goodbye to Zion!

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:55 (four months ago) link

seems like just yesterday when lebron said he'd be willing to 'listen' if the league took measures

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 March 2020 02:59 (four months ago) link

You mock the corona in public, you get it. It’s a new rule.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 March 2020 03:05 (four months ago) link

All 30 NBA teams can be connected in just the last 5 days.

The NBA made the right decision to suspend this season. pic.twitter.com/jUy3X5zwTj

— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 12, 2020

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 12 March 2020 03:06 (four months ago) link

OK so Fred Hoiberg maybe has coronavirus — quarantined one a hospital while the Nebraska players are quarantined in their locker room awaiting his test results...

omar little, Thursday, 12 March 2020 04:11 (four months ago) link

He was coaching entire game looking like he was at deaths door

omar little, Thursday, 12 March 2020 04:11 (four months ago) link

People aren’t smart

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 04:12 (four months ago) link

Could just be a nasty flu but...

omar little, Thursday, 12 March 2020 04:14 (four months ago) link

Shouldn't be around ppl w a flu either

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 12 March 2020 04:25 (four months ago) link

hoiberg? who he coach for?

micah, Thursday, 12 March 2020 09:29 (four months ago) link

oh not the nba haha

micah, Thursday, 12 March 2020 09:30 (four months ago) link

I keep letting myself get mad about that Gobert press conference clip

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 March 2020 13:25 (four months ago) link

It’s just unbelievable. The most surreal thing that’s happened during this.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:29 (four months ago) link

Probably life/career-altering for him.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:30 (four months ago) link

A really big charitable contribution would help a lot

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:47 (four months ago) link

Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested positive for the coronavirus, league sources tell ESPN. Jazz players privately say that Rudy Gobert had been careless in the locker room touching other players and their belongings. Now a Jazz teammate has tested positive.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2020

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:52 (four months ago) link

Yeah he’s fucked

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:52 (four months ago) link

christ

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:54 (four months ago) link

wow

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:55 (four months ago) link

rudy thought he was cute

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:57 (four months ago) link

Mudiay has it too?

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 12 March 2020 14:57 (four months ago) link

Apparently Gobert looked clearly sick in their last game

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:00 (four months ago) link

great

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:01 (four months ago) link

not great

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:09 (four months ago) link

irregular degular

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:11 (four months ago) link

We got a full Boban Game and Vince hit the last shot of his career, pretty cool

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:16 (four months ago) link

neat how the jazz were able to get access to 58 tests

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:25 (four months ago) link

First Take is wall to wall Rudy Gobert

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:25 (four months ago) link

am I being crazy for thinking the league should seriously consider suspending him for the rest of the season, assuming play does resume? I imagine that could stir up shit with the players union though.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:31 (four months ago) link

the public shame is probably punishment enough

J0rdan S., Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:32 (four months ago) link

I mean when Woj rolls with the "privately players are saying" type tweet ppl are seriously angry behind the scenes

but yeah, it's such an odd act how do you classify in terms of suspension?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:33 (four months ago) link

I don’t think he should be suspended. Bigger fish to fry rn.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:40 (four months ago) link

Not sure how they can suspend him right now I mean I guess they could fine him 50k and make him play five games.

omar little, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:53 (four months ago) link

kind of remarkable that there was only one other positive test

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:54 (four months ago) link

yeah he's gonna be publicly shamed enough j0 otm. he may be treated like deangelo russell was for a while

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:56 (four months ago) link

Charitable donation. He’s had it now so he can do all the volunteering you could imagine.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:02 (four months ago) link

Bunch of NCAA conference tourneys canceled, including Big 10 and SEC

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:05 (four months ago) link

Gotta figure it’s only a matter of time before the big dance goes bye bye

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:05 (four months ago) link

ACC still going on

Jay Williams went in on them, him and Matt Barnes have both been good this morning

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:31 (four months ago) link

Barnes appears on ESPN lately?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:33 (four months ago) link

yeah he's been on quite a bit today, both First Take and Get Up

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:37 (four months ago) link

gobert was just acting like a doofus, not intentionally trying to hurt people. he's undoubtedly going to be synonymous with a pandemic for the rest of his life.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:50 (four months ago) link

I'm kind of over idiots putting other ppl at risk

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:52 (four months ago) link

there are bigger idiots putting more people at more risk than gobert, even if you just confine it to "things that happened last night"!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:56 (four months ago) link

but yes, he was acting casually like a doofus. i guess there but for the grace of god? i'm terrified of being a vector for this shit.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 12 March 2020 16:58 (four months ago) link

his is probably the most high profile person at this point

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 17:00 (four months ago) link

I mean fine he's not Hitler but I could really give not a single solitary shit about poor Rudy Gobert

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 March 2020 17:03 (four months ago) link

he's a dumb rich person who is already receiving the best possible medical care

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 March 2020 17:04 (four months ago) link

he was ready to play last night...

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 17:04 (four months ago) link

serious question should I pick up KD in fantasy

frogbs, Thursday, 12 March 2020 18:59 (four months ago) link

most leagues should block transactions.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 19:00 (four months ago) link

I'll be really surprised if they don't wind up canceling the entire season. I read an estimate today suggesting that the apex of the virus will be in early June.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 March 2020 19:51 (four months ago) link

...which means the Bucks win the title, right?? Right???

frogbs, Thursday, 12 March 2020 19:52 (four months ago) link

welp

The NCAA has canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and March Madness.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 20:17 (four months ago) link

man

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Thursday, 12 March 2020 20:18 (four months ago) link

its one thing to cancel the tournaments but must they also cancel the madness

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 20:20 (four months ago) link

Ya cancel culture running amok

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 12 March 2020 20:25 (four months ago) link

madness is certainly not canceled

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 March 2020 20:26 (four months ago) link

Maybe too early... So the dubs were light years ahead to take this season off?

that's not my post, Thursday, 12 March 2020 21:33 (four months ago) link

they shd give everyone in the league a champ ring except rudy gobert

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 March 2020 21:40 (four months ago) link

I'm glad it was a French dude lol

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 March 2020 22:12 (four months ago) link

they shd give everyone in the league a champ ring except rudy gobert

― lag∞n, Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:40 PM (thirty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

congrats to the knicks!

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 March 2020 22:14 (four months ago) link

today we are all gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, continuing his recent string of deeply problematic and weird takes, suggested on Simmons' podcast today that NBA players could be tested daily and live in a bubble and keep the season going

— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 13, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 13 March 2020 02:20 (four months ago) link

I'll be really surprised if they don't wind up canceling the entire season. I read an estimate today suggesting that the apex of the virus will be in early June.


Ehhhhh no one has any idea. I think you just do the playoffs whenever seasonality kicks in.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 13 March 2020 03:14 (four months ago) link

Like China is starting up basketball again. Will we accomplish what they have? Probably not. But who knows?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 13 March 2020 03:14 (four months ago) link

china can easily regress if they relax precautions too soon

micah, Friday, 13 March 2020 03:35 (four months ago) link

even tho it sucks this is kinda the best time for the NBA to go away if it had to, insofar as it's close to the part of the season where everyone wants to press fast forward anyway

J0rdan S., Friday, 13 March 2020 03:37 (four months ago) link

saw someone . . . not praising gobert's dumb ass, but grateful because his stupidity got the whole public health response going

mookieproof, Friday, 13 March 2020 03:52 (four months ago) link

It did feel like a Tipping Point. Talking to Strangers you got the idea that everyone thought China and Italy were Outliers. Gobert finally made them Blink.

Fetchboy, Friday, 13 March 2020 04:42 (four months ago) link

A real six degrees of rudy gobert situation

symsymsym, Friday, 13 March 2020 05:14 (four months ago) link

saw someone . . . not praising gobert's dumb ass, but grateful because his stupidity got the whole public health response going

― mookieproof, Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:52 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

100% agree with this

k3vin k., Friday, 13 March 2020 10:12 (four months ago) link

feel like Gobert and then Tom Hanks testing positive really changed the mood

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 13 March 2020 13:41 (four months ago) link

tipping point, yes. All of New York fell down the next day.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 March 2020 17:03 (four months ago) link

I think the immediate freak out and the clearing of the arena was a major “it’s here and right in the middle of us” moment.

omar little, Friday, 13 March 2020 17:12 (four months ago) link

thankful for the nba's/silver's swift and decisive action. set a precedent the other less progressive leagues (*ahem* ncaa) needed to follow.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 March 2020 17:24 (four months ago) link

they did let the warriors play two games at oracle with a sign posted saying that attending the game could increase your risk of contracting coronavirus, and they did have owners ready to defy local gov't recommendations until a player literally tested positive right before tipoff.

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 March 2020 17:34 (four months ago) link

yeah the NBA was pretty delinquent. not as bad as the college conferences but still pretty bad... it was very weird watching the end of the heat-hornets game knowing that the okc-jazz game had just been emergency canceled over a player related virus scare. and by some stroke of luck or power they were just able to get gobert tested before the game or else he was going to play, which would’ve been a huge disaster... to say nothing of the fact that he definitely played while being infected but asymptomatic

J0rdan S., Friday, 13 March 2020 17:48 (four months ago) link

fair enough. im not sure a player testing positive would've convinced the nfl to cancel the season, tbh.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 March 2020 17:53 (four months ago) link

if this hit in, say, september/october

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 March 2020 17:54 (four months ago) link

play through paindemic

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 March 2020 17:54 (four months ago) link

In retrospect the idea of continuing the season was always insane. At some point a player was going to get sick and it’s a sport with a ton of personal contact.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 13 March 2020 21:06 (four months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Friday, 13 March 2020 21:22 (four months ago) link

A child in Rhode Island has tested positive for coronavirus after getting an autograph from one of the NBA players who have also contracted the virushttps://t.co/v8ntCZVRZj pic.twitter.com/6UYmsnTMkX

— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) March 13, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 13 March 2020 21:22 (four months ago) link

brilliant how the players -- even rookies -- are out here pledging money for part-time staffers while the billionaire owners do nothing

mookieproof, Friday, 13 March 2020 21:38 (four months ago) link

yes what shitheads

lag∞n, Friday, 13 March 2020 21:40 (four months ago) link

and yeah of course the nba prioritized profit first, but they did go first and honestly acted pretty quickly after the positive test. any other league would have waited until at least the next day to poll all the owners

mookieproof, Friday, 13 March 2020 21:40 (four months ago) link

New Orleans' Zion Williamson says he is pledging to cover the salaries for all of the Pelicans arena staff workers for the next 30 days.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 13, 2020

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 March 2020 23:13 (four months ago) link

Gobert gave the autograph

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 13 March 2020 23:14 (four months ago) link

xp So proud of our son

Fetchboy, Friday, 13 March 2020 23:45 (four months ago) link

matt moore is saying 1/3 of the owners have stepped in to cover salaries (even gilbert and sarver came through) and other players are jumping in (giannis, love, zion, etc) i would be surprised if all owners dont eventually get on board... dolan excluded

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Saturday, 14 March 2020 00:00 (four months ago) link

Donovan Mitchell is reportedly “extremely frustrated” with Rudy Gobert, per @SIChrisMannix

“How Mitchell responds when play resumes could make or break their relationship, sources familiar with the locker room dynamic told SI.com.”

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 15 March 2020 01:57 (three months ago) link

it seems absolutely impossible to me that it's only been three or four days since they suspended the season, you could tell me it was two and a half weeks ago and i'd be like seems about right

Clay, Sunday, 15 March 2020 02:57 (three months ago) link

as amusing as i find this mitchell/gobert thing, it is almost certain to blow over by the time anyone is playing basketball games again

call all destroyer, Sunday, 15 March 2020 03:12 (three months ago) link

All the Raptors and staff tested negative.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2020/03/14/the-raptors-final-coronavirus-test-also-came-back-negative-everyones-cleared.html

clemenza, Sunday, 15 March 2020 03:52 (three months ago) link

The Raptors are also the only team based in Canada, where the testing regime hasn't been completely botched.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 15 March 2020 04:00 (three months ago) link

Rudy Gobert saved the league from a massive outbreak

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:04 (three months ago) link

one thing ive been thinking for a while is that gobert is taller than his listed height of 7-1 he looks at least 7-3

lag∞n, Sunday, 15 March 2020 17:06 (three months ago) link

sad not to be able to talk about games, fresh new games

that's not my post, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:00 (three months ago) link

some games would really hit the sport right now

lag∞n, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:33 (three months ago) link

i wish i had a Console For Gaming i would play 2k20 and tell u how the season ends. i have 2k19 on my phone tho its ok

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:55 (three months ago) link

got a feeling nbahdreplay is gonna be seeing increased traffic the next few weeks.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:55 (three months ago) link

btw i have looked into my crystal ball and the lakers won the championship, congrats to the King GOAT (G.reatest O.f A.ll T.ime) lebron james

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:58 (three months ago) link

For posterity, it looks like my only prediction for this season has a 99.9% chance of being spot on:

the Portland Trail Blazers will not be swept out of the first round of the nba playoffs

― A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 15 March 2020 18:59 (three months ago) link

they need to all go to sports island

lag∞n, Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:29 (three months ago) link

if theres any time we need sports its now

lag∞n, Sunday, 15 March 2020 21:29 (three months ago) link

where is the entertainment we were promised during our time of need

that's not my post, Sunday, 15 March 2020 22:43 (three months ago) link

though not sure i want to know kyrie's thoughts about flattening the curve

that's not my post, Sunday, 15 March 2020 22:44 (three months ago) link

kyrie thinks the curve *is* flat

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 March 2020 23:14 (three months ago) link

kinda surprised he hasn't come out with it being a hoax or caused by chemtrails

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 15 March 2020 23:17 (three months ago) link

i'm enjoying that espn dot com has to run russian soccer scores on its top ticker tho

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 March 2020 23:38 (three months ago) link

one thing ive been thinking for a while is that gobert is taller than his listed height of 7-1 he looks at least 7-3


Pretty sure that he measured at 7’2” with the new accurate measurements?

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 16 March 2020 03:10 (three months ago) link

when are the games

k3vin k., Monday, 16 March 2020 13:29 (three months ago) link

Kev....I got some bad news for you

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 March 2020 13:31 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI6MWZrl8v8

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 16 March 2020 13:31 (three months ago) link

I found them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDi3N-4Ckc

wait...no more games :(

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 16 March 2020 13:39 (three months ago) link

Guys I miss sports

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 16 March 2020 15:04 (three months ago) link

its the worst time for no sports

lag∞n, Monday, 16 March 2020 15:28 (three months ago) link

here's some live sports.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avt8y9srGK8

EZ Snappin, Monday, 16 March 2020 15:49 (three months ago) link

Bring back Puppy Bowl!

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 16 March 2020 16:55 (three months ago) link

guess I need to find some good games from this season to go back and watch on the league pass archive

circles, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 02:48 (three months ago) link

this is brutal and its just getting started

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 02:58 (three months ago) link

ive been watching csgo. its better than nothing

micah, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 03:59 (three months ago) link

ive been playing it

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 04:17 (three months ago) link

Four Nets have tested positive for the coronavirus, team says.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 19:58 (three months ago) link

Durant has it

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:29 (three months ago) link

He’ll have time to bunker down with some doo doo jump

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:06 (three months ago) link

lmaoooo

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:45 (three months ago) link

had to remind myself lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOS_7XvmnKQ

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:54 (three months ago) link

jesus christ that was 8 years ago?

Clay, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:55 (three months ago) link

still had the light in his eyes

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:59 (three months ago) link

yeah but it was only 2 years ago when I found out that doo doo jump was an actual game and not something made up for that commercial

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 23:01 (three months ago) link

such a good game

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 23:47 (three months ago) link

Spencer is a genius what the fuck pic.twitter.com/4Wkp4N2DYm

— 𝙎𝙡𝙤𝙬 ³⚡️ (@ThreeRingWade) March 17, 2020

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 23:48 (three months ago) link

hehe

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 00:09 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhpzqlyZi8g

micah, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 10:11 (three months ago) link

What if we made a new thread and bump this one if the season restarts?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:09 (three months ago) link

do it

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:10 (three months ago) link

Love and Basketball in the Time of COVID

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:11 (three months ago) link

who is bold enough to make an offseason thread

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:36 (three months ago) link

i just cancelled my league pass
does not feel good

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 22:32 (three months ago) link

its free for the next month btw

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 22:33 (three months ago) link

all this seasons games plus classics

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 22:33 (three months ago) link

i think we shd keep posting itt as an important record of virus malaise

lag∞n, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 22:37 (three months ago) link

there is an offseason thread already tho fwiw

lag∞n, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 22:37 (three months ago) link

2020 nba offseason draft free agency etc

lag∞n, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 23:23 (three months ago) link

I will post in this thread every day until I can hang out with my friends, the nba basketball players, again

Clay, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 23:30 (three months ago) link

i hope lebron is doing good

lag∞n, Thursday, 19 March 2020 14:11 (three months ago) link

I checked in with him on Taco Tuesday, he's doing ok

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 March 2020 14:30 (three months ago) link

watched the end of the 2014 blaers rox series where dame hit the walk off buzzer beaters

lag∞n, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:24 (three months ago) link

rox were plating asik and dwight together in crunch time

lag∞n, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:25 (three months ago) link

also jermey lin

lag∞n, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:25 (three months ago) link

dame's shot to end it was one of the best shots ever

call all destroyer, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:35 (three months ago) link

.9 left on the clock, pure

lag∞n, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:41 (three months ago) link

in retrospect having parsons on dame was not a great idea

call all destroyer, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:45 (three months ago) link

that series was so good, lamarcus had huge games and dwight really showed up, plus harden wasn't super annoying quite yet

Clay, Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:08 (three months ago) link

i was at games 3 & 4 iirc

Clay, Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:08 (three months ago) link

So sweet how Dame has two iconic series ending buzzer beaters. I think that was the last time Dwight was still really good.

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Sunday, 22 March 2020 06:01 (three months ago) link

Jamal Murray’s girlfriend is unbelievably pretty

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 22 March 2020 15:49 (three months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 22 March 2020 15:50 (three months ago) link

Dunk of the year and Instagram of the year maybe he’s mvp

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:09 (three months ago) link

if we did awards for ILH, marmstrong wd def be the MHP (M.ost H.orny P.oster)

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:35 (three months ago) link

You guys are pretty chaste

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:48 (three months ago) link

the h stands for hoops not horniness my guy, i keep those two parts of my life separate

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Sunday, 22 March 2020 16:52 (three months ago) link

3 parts to this but it’s good

When the league went on hiatus, i made it my mission to complete this project: a chronological look at the 2020 season, one day at a time

From tipoff through suspension, this is a compilation of the biggest moment(s) from every night in the NBA

Full Vid: https://t.co/Kzq21Wg8Vn pic.twitter.com/n5PvN10tyw

— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 23, 2020



Don’t think I ever saw that double around the back dribble into the finger roll by Jokic

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 23 March 2020 04:39 (three months ago) link

thanks for that but damn it's depressing

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 23 March 2020 15:56 (three months ago) link

theres a lot of eeyore threads on ilx thanks

lag∞n, Monday, 23 March 2020 16:17 (three months ago) link

Don’t think I ever saw that double around the back dribble into the finger roll by Jokic

― Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, March 23, 2020 12:39 AM (twelve hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

we talked abt it sick ass play

lag∞n, Monday, 23 March 2020 16:47 (three months ago) link

Guess I forgot how could I forget that tho. Can’t wait to get some nba back in my life I’ll never take the regular season for granted again I’m sorry hoops gods.

I also forgot about the embiid and kat fight. Has any projected superstar players stock fallen more than Kats has this season (not injury related)? He was the guy every franchise wanted and now it’s like is he even a top 15-20 player?

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Monday, 23 March 2020 17:32 (three months ago) link

What if we ranked every NBA finals game in a decade

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 23 March 2020 20:29 (three months ago) link

kat's still real good at offense and still doesn't play defense i dont think anything's changed

ciderpress, Monday, 23 March 2020 20:36 (three months ago) link

kat is bad now the wolves should trade him for gordon hayward

lag∞n, Monday, 23 March 2020 20:40 (three months ago) link

if they trade kat that might upset the team's best player, d'angelo russell

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 23 March 2020 20:41 (three months ago) link

I think Towns is underrated now.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 23 March 2020 23:39 (three months ago) link

I criticized him a lot but now he’s a 3 point sniper and shit

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 23 March 2020 23:40 (three months ago) link

Maybe people don’t want to admit that there are 3 centers in the top 10 but there are.

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 23 March 2020 23:41 (three months ago) link

Towns is legit imo, once he goes to a real team he'll be an important player on a contender

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Monday, 23 March 2020 23:44 (three months ago) link

towns is top 20 dunno about top 10

ciderpress, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 00:19 (three months ago) link

he might be exactly #11 actually

ciderpress, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 00:23 (three months ago) link

towns is soft but he's an amazing offensive player. the wolves shooting was so bad until they started to make trades--i think with some decent shooting around him they could have a great offense.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 01:03 (three months ago) link

towns is great but playing a non defending center is problematic

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 01:15 (three months ago) link

kat doesn’t strike me as a guy who will be the “best player on a great team” but he’s young and there’s plenty of time to learn a lot. but I don’t love a lot of his instincts as it is

Clay, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 01:16 (three months ago) link

He’s in the Devin Booker bucket for me until proven otherwise

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 02:45 (three months ago) link

devin bucket

ciderpress, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 03:29 (three months ago) link

is that the same as the Melo bucket?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 03:58 (three months ago) link

Yah probably melo in his prime bucket type bucket

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 04:08 (three months ago) link

the melo bucket is a bucket hat I believe

Clay, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 04:11 (three months ago) link

Otm lol

Thybulle on the Dash (Spottie), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 04:18 (three months ago) link

classic clay. a clayssic.

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:02 (three months ago) link

towns is great but playing a non defending center is problematic


Yeah the gap between his defense and Jokic’s keeps getting wider... Like I guess he’s legit awful there. But a 7 foot David Lee is nice to have

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 14:23 (three months ago) link

thinking about the crying basketball in these tough times

ciderpress, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 15:46 (three months ago) link

The Clippers have announced the purchase of The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., from the Madison Square Garden Co. for $400 million in cash

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 24, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 23:27 (three months ago) link

clippers moving is a good move imo

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 23:35 (three months ago) link

I need my freakin hoops

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 23:41 (three months ago) link

its a national outrage that sports island has not been instituted

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 23:45 (three months ago) link

guess ballmer bought the forum to get dolan to stop suing him https://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/story/2020-03-24/ballmer-clippers-buy-forum-from-msg-for-400-million-dollars

lag∞n, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 23:47 (three months ago) link

ball(m)er move imo

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 00:22 (three months ago) link

proud to announce that I am using my power as mayor of basketball to order the nba to commence with hoops immediately

Clay, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 01:05 (three months ago) link

the leadership we need in these trying times

lag∞n, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 01:09 (three months ago) link

KAT's mother is in a COVID-related coma
https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-JMTMeJhi6/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:24 (three months ago) link

Steph with the PSA

https://youtube.com/9vCBtE7_6jg

that's not my post, Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:09 (three months ago) link

let's try that again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZqJegzmcbM

that's not my post, Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:11 (three months ago) link

Guys with no live sports to watch why don’t we start a really dumb argument that gets way too heated? That’s what we’ve always done. Like why don’t we debate whether Solomon Hill had a better career than Dion Waiters

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:33 (three months ago) link

doris burke has coronavirus apparently

call all destroyer, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:45 (three months ago) link

Solomon Burke had a better career than Doris Day

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:46 (three months ago) link

wait what

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:47 (three months ago) link

get well, doris burke. hoops need you.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:59 (three months ago) link

Dolan has it

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:12 (three months ago) link

thoughts and prayers

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Sunday, 29 March 2020 03:45 (three months ago) link

sports island is happening

Exclusive - Premier League plans have developed into clubs staying in quarantined World Cup-style bases and playing all games in midlands June/July

- all 92 remaining games would be broadcast in "TV mega event"
- govt backinghttps://t.co/O9OZCDqKO9

— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 29, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:59 (three months ago) link

nice, i don't really care about soccer much but let's fuckin go.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 29 March 2020 22:58 (three months ago) link

I feel like darts could be back. Just use two boards

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 30 March 2020 18:29 (three months ago) link

darts gamechanger: adding a catcher

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 30 March 2020 19:16 (three months ago) link

Holy shit that’s kind of a great idea

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 18:44 (three months ago) link

Also should make the darts harder to aim

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 18:44 (three months ago) link

Wobbly darts

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 18:44 (three months ago) link

watched Bulls Pacers ECF 1998 Gm 7 last night, and started Duke vs LSU from Feb '92. Take that, covid-19!!

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:32 (three months ago) link

Two of the most clutch plays in NBA history happened within 60 seconds of each other.

Tonight, we re-air the game in its entirety. Games 5 & 7 of the 2016 Finals on ESPN at 7 & 9:30 PM ET. pic.twitter.com/OCJpzdxV63

— ESPN (@espn) April 1, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:52 (three months ago) link

man f u

Spottie, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 19:55 (three months ago) link

srsly get outta here with that trash. :)

DJI, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:05 (three months ago) link

they just gonna ignore game 6 huh the tim donaghy effect

Spottie, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:08 (three months ago) link

*boos loudly*

brimstead, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:31 (three months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 20:32 (three months ago) link

Remember when a 52-year old @WaltFrazier came out of retirement for the @nyknicks’ run to the 1997 NBA Playoffs?

Possibly the most-overlooked, stunning story of the 1990s. pic.twitter.com/2giMy3WmxJ

— Adam Ryan | NBA history podcaster (@inallairness) April 1, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 23:36 (three months ago) link

Walt 'Clyde' Frazier only made a fool of himself for even trying that.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 23:43 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/OO5zI4e.png

lol

Clay, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 23:44 (three months ago) link

lmao glasses was PISSED

Spottie, Thursday, 2 April 2020 00:11 (three months ago) link

haa

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 April 2020 00:19 (three months ago) link

Lol, I’d never seen that clip before

circles, Thursday, 2 April 2020 00:37 (three months ago) link

this was an april fools thing right?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 2 April 2020 01:12 (three months ago) link

one assumes!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 2 April 2020 01:42 (three months ago) link

Haha got me for sure

Spottie, Thursday, 2 April 2020 03:53 (three months ago) link

what are you watching since we are bereft of hoops? i've been watching the ken burns jazz series - very worthwhile.

that's not my post, Friday, 3 April 2020 01:09 (three months ago) link

Nothing :(

All nba content makes me sad and I’ve given up on all my pods and everything.

Spottie, Friday, 3 April 2020 06:10 (three months ago) link

However I will be buying this:

https://www.redbubble.com/i/poster/Jesus-vs-Satan-in-Basketball-by-Nathan31/46350549.LVTDI

Spottie, Friday, 3 April 2020 06:11 (three months ago) link

why would the Knicks do that?? not that Brooks was good but like, he was an active NBA player and *checks notes* not 52

that's even before Dolan right?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 April 2020 15:59 (three months ago) link

im watching ESPN... kd is playing derrick jones jr in 2k. idk guys. watching people play video games has never interested me.

Spottie, Friday, 3 April 2020 23:40 (three months ago) link

its only good w/ high skill 1v1 stuff like competitive fighting games imo

ciderpress, Saturday, 4 April 2020 00:00 (three months ago) link

i tuned in for a couple minutes and it looked like they were playing on a fairly low difficulty but i haven't played 2k in a million years so grain of salt

Clay, Saturday, 4 April 2020 00:04 (three months ago) link

2k is more fun on the lower difficulty setting ime

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Saturday, 4 April 2020 00:11 (three months ago) link

i hate how sports video games get more and more realistic with each launch. give me NBA Jam / Street type stuff any day.

Spottie, Saturday, 4 April 2020 00:13 (three months ago) link

otm, but also franchise mode/roster updates. nba jam is on the apple store rn with like jeff green on the thunder.

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Saturday, 4 April 2020 00:20 (three months ago) link

So I guess if you die now you just automatically get to be in the HoF?

DJI, Sunday, 5 April 2020 03:33 (three months ago) link

lol poor melo

Ben Wallace Says Pistons Would've Won Zero Rings With Carmelo Anthonyhttps://t.co/K4sjlutpsi

— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) April 7, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:16 (three months ago) link

makes sense, that 2004 pistons team was all about the strength of the whole

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:27 (three months ago) link

who knows. coulda been great for melos career maybe he wouldve bought in and started on a more solid platform of team play

Spottie, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:46 (three months ago) link

more "let's just do it on an island and be legends" possibilities
https://www.dazn.com/en-US/news/mma/dana-white-claims-hes-securing-two-months-of-fights-at-a-private-island/pd2umkbhy1t81a1pz8b1xj15a

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 15:27 (three months ago) link

Glen Taylor is low key one of the 10 worst nba owners ever. The Joe Smith contract fiasco alone...

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 9 April 2020 14:19 (three months ago) link

this is a thing that exists

ESPN, the NBA and NBPA announced that Chris Paul, Trae Young and Tamika Catchings will headline the list of eight NBA and WNBA players and legends who will participate in the new NBA HORSE Challenge begining Sunday, April 12 at 7 pm ET. Mark Jones will serve as the official host. pic.twitter.com/tlQW28fBLt

— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 9, 2020

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 9 April 2020 15:00 (three months ago) link

I really cannot take the lack of sports. It was my main way of managing anxiety

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 9 April 2020 18:09 (three months ago) link

and now they have taken our trades.......

The NBA and NBPA have agreed to extend the moratorium on transactions (agreements, trades, player/team options) indefinitely, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Business remains paused.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 10, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 10 April 2020 15:15 (three months ago) link

Report: Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert relationship 'doesn't appear salvageable' https://t.co/iS4j597bDX

— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) April 10, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 10 April 2020 16:03 (three months ago) link

I think they should trade mitchell if this is the case, he’s a lil overrated

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 10 April 2020 16:03 (three months ago) link

rudy's trade value is probably compromised, too

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Friday, 10 April 2020 16:06 (three months ago) link

I think they should trade mitchell if this is the case, he’s a lil overrated

― Matt Armstrong, Friday, April 10, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

i feel this way about gobert

Spottie, Friday, 10 April 2020 16:16 (three months ago) link

mitchell still has some upside rudy we know who he is

lag∞n, Friday, 10 April 2020 16:17 (three months ago) link

hes the rona guy

majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Friday, 10 April 2020 16:29 (three months ago) link

cant miss him hes like 7-3 and thought the virus was funny

lag∞n, Friday, 10 April 2020 16:31 (three months ago) link

tbf Rudy’s absolute idiocy set off a chain reaction that caused the country to start shutting down and prob saved a lot of lives, a classic american tale

Clay, Friday, 10 April 2020 18:55 (three months ago) link

Sources confirm to ESPN that Donovan Mitchell's desire to get away from Rudy Gobert is "100% legit". Among other issues, Gobert would frequently kiss Mitchell on the lips at random times in the locker room. Many believe this is how Mitchell contracted the COVID-19 virus.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@SuperToughScene) April 10, 2020

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 April 2020 19:23 (three months ago) link

such a troll lol

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 10 April 2020 19:24 (three months ago) link

rudy "no chill" gobert

lag∞n, Friday, 10 April 2020 23:40 (three months ago) link

gobert was giving off weird vibes when they were still playing. there has to be more to this.

call all destroyer, Friday, 10 April 2020 23:46 (three months ago) link

yeah was thinking mitchell prob already did not like him

lag∞n, Saturday, 11 April 2020 00:04 (three months ago) link

The James Harden of viruses https://t.co/Uq5ZepeI4N

— baseballdo (@BaseballDo) April 11, 2020

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 April 2020 21:53 (three months ago) link

just turned on this horse tournament thing and it is not very entertaining, an ill-conceived mess

Clay, Monday, 13 April 2020 04:26 (three months ago) link

iim cutting them some slack bc how in the fuck do u do sports rn

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Monday, 13 April 2020 04:34 (three months ago) link

yeah i mean that's why im watching bc it is ball in some form

Clay, Monday, 13 April 2020 04:36 (three months ago) link

i feel like the events we are getting to replace our normal events whether they be sports or music or whatever are so bad theyre more depressing than just nothing at all, i havent watched any of them but thats my impression

lag∞n, Monday, 13 April 2020 04:45 (three months ago) link

some of the stuff celebrities are trying is so bad its funny like the imagine video and for that im thankful

lag∞n, Monday, 13 April 2020 04:49 (three months ago) link

they should just show old games imo

ciderpress, Monday, 13 April 2020 04:49 (three months ago) link

i am real sick of being in the celebs' homes

Clay, Monday, 13 April 2020 04:49 (three months ago) link

the celebs really are at it again

lag∞n, Monday, 13 April 2020 04:53 (three months ago) link

it's a damn shame

Clay, Monday, 13 April 2020 05:03 (three months ago) link

mb this is the apocalypse

After 22 years in the Chicago Bulls organization, GM Gar Forman has been fired.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 13, 2020

lag∞n, Monday, 13 April 2020 16:27 (three months ago) link

They’re poaching Denver’s front office which is a good sign

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 13 April 2020 18:04 (three months ago) link

There’s a bunch of WNBA couples, maybe they all could do one on one games at home? This is a good idea I just had! Not joking about it!

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 13 April 2020 18:05 (three months ago) link

Joe Ingles and his wife could play that weird hoopball thing that she was a pro at

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 13 April 2020 18:06 (three months ago) link

crazy mitchell robinson started at williams https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29023069/the-luke-walton-all-stars-nine-surprising-players-nba-season

lag∞n, Monday, 13 April 2020 18:09 (three months ago) link

I’m glad McDermott has figured things out. Has his defense gotten better? Those first couple years teams really focused on him

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 13 April 2020 18:43 (three months ago) link

mb this is the apocalypse

Don't worry, Our Lord John Paxson was retained. Had a brand new position created just for him awwww.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 13 April 2020 18:58 (three months ago) link

jeez KATs mom passed away from the coronavirus :(

Spottie, Monday, 13 April 2020 20:16 (three months ago) link

:(

k3vin k., Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:03 (three months ago) link

so sad 😢

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:08 (three months ago) link

Damn, rest in peace miss Jackie.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:11 (three months ago) link

big stuff

High school players still can't go straight to the NBA, but the league is starting a new developmental team where elite prospects can earn half a million dollars in salary. 👀
Will a player like Zion Williamson ever go to college again? pic.twitter.com/1tP672LGs7

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 17, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 01:49 (two months ago) link

Just casting about for a reason why a Zion-type HS player would opt for college over $500,000 and all I can think of is a much-beloved parent pushing the player to go to college, because the parent sees the social prestige of a college education in exaggerated terms. This can happen occasionally in families with almost no formal education. Wouldn't happen often, I'd think.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 17 April 2020 02:58 (two months ago) link

the kicker is: nba is offering the salary PLUS a college scholarship

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 17 April 2020 03:08 (two months ago) link

yah this is big and absolutely the right move

Spottie, Friday, 17 April 2020 03:17 (two months ago) link

great idea to include a scholarship yeah.

micah, Friday, 17 April 2020 03:36 (two months ago) link

like oh shit u thought we didnt give a fuck about education? FUCK you. SCHOLARSHIPS.

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 17 April 2020 05:38 (two months ago) link

Will be so great to see the NCAA crash and burn they deserve every bit of it

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 17 April 2020 13:09 (two months ago) link

Will NBA university have a good philosophy department?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:19 (two months ago) link

unfortunately kinda think it wont really affect them, like if you think about it theyve been losing tons of years of the best players forever and theyre more popular than ever, the march madness tv contract is bigger than the entire nba one, college basketball isnt really about quality of play its a little bit about school/regional fandom and a lot about a big exciting single elimination tournament

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:20 (two months ago) link

March madness did fine when players were going straight to the pros. 15-20 guys should go pro and the rest go to college, it’s fine.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:24 (two months ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:24 (two months ago) link

most one and done guys arent actually that good their freshman seasons even

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:24 (two months ago) link

It seems pretty silly to do this and not just let trans draft them tho xp

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:24 (two months ago) link

*teams.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:25 (two months ago) link

it makes sense if its the seed for something bigger, like i hope this development team turns into a program and then ultimately an academy for younger players so they can be in a situation thats thinking more long term rather than the win now hs/aau scenes thatre bad for players skill and physical development, nba already runs academies like that overseas, and its the standard practice for euro soccer tho those academies are run by the teams rather than the leagues

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:26 (two months ago) link

noticed they said the development team will be playing vs those international academies for some of their game, no doubt the nba has thought a lot abt doing a usa basketball academy for hs age players

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:28 (two months ago) link

if we had these the ball brothers might have normal jump shots lol

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:28 (two months ago) link

yeah it really needs to turn into a true feeder/development system or every guy is going to be this anthony edwards kid from georgia taking crazy stepback 3s and shooting under 30%.

call all destroyer, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:37 (two months ago) link

guys hitting college age w all sort of injuries and bad medical care is a big issue too, greg oden mightve had a career under a different system

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 14:49 (two months ago) link

Yeah it does seem like things go wrong in high school but otoh if you’re genetically predisposed to injury it would crop up then quite often

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 April 2020 18:31 (two months ago) link

wld think just having access to good trainers medical staff etc from any early age + not being over played by coaches only concerned with winning wld have great benefit

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 18:43 (two months ago) link

it seems to me that kids who are still growing need a different training regime from those who have attained their full height. concentrating exclusively on bulking up with ever-stronger muscles when your tendons and ligaments are still adapting to new growth seems like a recipe for overstraining weak connective tissues. this is a big problem for youth baseball pitchers, so the rules put in strict limits on pitch counts.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 17 April 2020 18:52 (two months ago) link

yep

lag∞n, Friday, 17 April 2020 18:54 (two months ago) link

dame taking ownership of russ and the thunder last year was truly a blessed hoops moment

This sequence by Damian Lillard is still iconic 😲 pic.twitter.com/yZfuiLLfWx

— ESPN (@espn) April 17, 2020

Spottie, Friday, 17 April 2020 22:09 (two months ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:06 (two months ago) link

that series had so much schadenfreude in it, joyous times

Clay, Saturday, 18 April 2020 01:01 (two months ago) link

I was reminiscing on the career of new Nuggets GM Calvin Booth and found this Murder

https://youtu.be/8hp7bt_4UiE

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 19 April 2020 17:29 (two months ago) link

huh, i haven't thought of calvin booth in a decade, didn't realize he'd had some front office jobs.

circles, Sunday, 19 April 2020 17:47 (two months ago) link

yeah blast (dunk) from the past

lag∞n, Sunday, 19 April 2020 18:24 (two months ago) link

I also had forgotten that Calvin Booth once had 10 blocks in 17 minutes

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 19 April 2020 20:35 (two months ago) link

i'll always love footage of dunleavy getting done dirty

Spottie, Monday, 20 April 2020 04:19 (two months ago) link

Dunleavy made the funniest facial expressions and always seemed to be tackled in some fashion each game

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 April 2020 13:11 (two months ago) link

i am sad to report that haralabob's little dog passed away.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 23 April 2020 03:32 (two months ago) link

oh no :(

k3vin k., Thursday, 23 April 2020 03:48 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-M3x-eZpV8

one year ago today, tryin not to think abt what we're missing this spring ;_;

Clay, Friday, 24 April 2020 01:02 (two months ago) link

just rewatched that game yesterday, it's great. Lillard took a huge charge off Russ with two minutes left

fatuous salad (symsymsym), Friday, 24 April 2020 01:38 (two months ago) link

lol, i saved the tape and watch the ending about once every two month

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 April 2020 01:57 (two months ago) link

Sebastian Telfair and his brother Ethan lost their mother and brother to COVID-19 ... 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/qHJdlnTe01

— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) April 28, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:11 (two months ago) link

NBA Tonight on ESPN starting at 7: final games of the 2004 Pistons/Lakers Finals and 2014 Spurs/Heat Finals

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 21:48 (two months ago) link

this idea rules

Our Insider @ShamsCharania reports on the NBA considering Disney World Resort as a potential return playing site and the latest discussions around coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/BUNNSFdKmA

— Stadium (@Stadium) April 29, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:56 (two months ago) link

the orlando magic theory is coming to a head

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:01 (two months ago) link

makes a hell of a lot more sense than vegas

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:26 (two months ago) link

Is there more about this proposal? Would they jump into the playoffs?

DJI, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:51 (two months ago) link

i think i read that the players will need a month to get back in shape.

Spottie, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:59 (two months ago) link

simmons and russillo were saying that teams have an incentive to get to 70 games b/c otherwise they'll have to refund some of the money they get from the local sports networks. right now teams are between 63 and 67 games played.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:59 (two months ago) link

the crowd should be mickey mouse et al

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 April 2020 01:11 (two months ago) link

What a Goofy idea I love it

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:36 (two months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:38 (two months ago) link

it's a small world after etc etc

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 30 April 2020 03:09 (two months ago) link

NBA TV has game 7 of the pacers/knicks '94 East Conference finals at 9pm ET, one of the best Ewing performances of his career

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:48 (two months ago) link

ah Ewing, the James Harden of centers

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:57 (two months ago) link

fuckin hate the ewing knicks lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:37 (two months ago) link

nba changed the rules to prevent that style of basketball from existing

lag∞n, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:38 (two months ago) link

24 and 22!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:39 (two months ago) link

but without the Ewing/Riley Knicks I wouldn't have some of my fondest Bulls memories ahhhh

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:44 (two months ago) link

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29105681/ranking-top-74-nba-players-all-nos-40-11

here's a dumbass arbitrary list espn is rolling out we can argue about if you guys want

Clay, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:17 (two months ago) link

i mad abt it but not mad enough to write a lot of sentences. chris paul is at #40 and he's too low bc a bunch of wack PGs are ahead of him

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:22 (two months ago) link

getting on the list = good stats and a relatable story
position on the list = who has the better story

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:24 (two months ago) link

giannis high as he is is getting silly

Clay, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:27 (two months ago) link

i don't even really like chris paul and that ranking is insane

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:33 (two months ago) link

vince over ray allen huh

fatuous salad (symsymsym), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:35 (two months ago) link

never opening this list again since it's terrible

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:36 (two months ago) link

mcgrady over both of 'em xp

Clay, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:36 (two months ago) link

yeah wtf

fatuous salad (symsymsym), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:36 (two months ago) link

i refuse to be tempted by this content

circles, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:38 (two months ago) link

i saw enough to see that some of the blurbs are written by the espn beat guys who, tbc, are great as beat writers but are way out of their league doing all time lists

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:41 (two months ago) link

I hate these lists so much. They really need to split them into like pre 1970 or pre 3 pointer or pre nba/aba merger... somewhere in the 70s. The game is just so different. Then they just do stuff like put giannis and brow way up here based on what they could potentially do. Just hate it all I’m sick of player rankings

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 05:06 (two months ago) link

Ya it's just click bait

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 05:38 (two months ago) link

The list is totally fine except for kobe being top 10

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:55 (two months ago) link

wow he's the entire top 10, these Laker fans need to be stopped

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:01 (two months ago) link

wow nba is switching from spalding to wilson startgin 2020-2021. thats pretty crazy news i think. nearly 40 years of being the nab ball..

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 19:44 (two months ago) link

i dislike that

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 19:47 (two months ago) link

same... seems weird. someone messed up

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 19:54 (two months ago) link

My guess is Spalding wasn't seeing much revenue generated as a result of being official game ball. I almost never see Spaldings in the wild; Wilson's are the go-to for all rec league, HS, pickup games.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:15 (two months ago) link

of course, that's their own fault

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:15 (two months ago) link

yah i see them a ton for outdoor use but theyve messed up a ton i think. they priced the nba genuine game ball way out of reach of normal people at like $170. then they got rid of their 2nd best ball and the best bang for your buck ball the TF-1000. then they tried to course correct and brought it back with a legacy edition then tried to come back with the classic edition but it was just never the same. ive still got an unopened original TF-1000 in my closet.

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:27 (two months ago) link

i hate wilson composite balls so much. all of them.

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:28 (two months ago) link

they say the wilson nba ball is going to be same specs and leather as the spalding so i doubt it will be much different. hopefully cheaper!

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:28 (two months ago) link

they gotta switch off every 37 years it's the rule

ciderpress, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:47 (two months ago) link

ya Spottie you're exactly right, that's what I meant by it's their own fault.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:29 (two months ago) link

I splurged and got a game ball few years ago. Fucking thing went flat after being used like 1/2 dozen times.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:29 (two months ago) link

Oh that’s not good you shoulda been able to get a replacement

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:55 (two months ago) link

i have a wilson composite ball now and i kinda like it its plush

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:04 (two months ago) link

they priced the nba genuine game ball way out of reach of normal people at like $170.

― Spottie, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:27 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

yeah thats nuts

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:05 (two months ago) link

i have a wilson composite ball now and i kinda like it its plush

― lag∞n, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 bookmarkflaglink

to me they have the opposite effect of what you want. they feel great when you grab it at first or dribble around or shoot a bit.. but as soon as you get sweaty they (depending on the ball) get harder and more slippery. the leather ball is the opposite, feels like a brick when you grab it at first but one game in there's nothing better. and you can use the glass with way more control cos it doesnt grip the glass it's more of a natural bounce off of it.

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:24 (two months ago) link

obv this is all personal pref but i always wanted to play with the ball the pros played with and it always just felt right to me

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:26 (two months ago) link

haberstroh gets it

Shouts to the Spaldiing TF-1000 ZK Microfibers, the Lexus of basketballs in the 90s pic.twitter.com/LkqJfkXHd2

— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) May 13, 2020

Spottie, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:53 (two months ago) link

game leather ball obvs the best xp cant use dem outdoors tho and as we covered they cost way too much

lag∞n, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 23:59 (two months ago) link

it funny a lot of people dont like the leather ball i think mostly cause theyre not used to them because they never use them because they cost too much

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:00 (two months ago) link

its true the tf 1000 is nice they age really well

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:01 (two months ago) link

nice nice lol

Former PHX HC Earl Watson recently said Jayson Tatum had the best pre-draft workout he’d ever seen for the Suns in 2017. Despite that, Owner Robert Sarver wasn’t interested.

Watson claims Sarver preferred Josh Jackson and even said to him “We don’t need another Devin Booker.” 😳 pic.twitter.com/j1MKudCRJD

— Hilltop Hoops (@HilltopNBA) May 13, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:04 (two months ago) link

Sent to my suns fan friend and he’s mad @ me now

Spottie, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:11 (two months ago) link

haa wrecked

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:12 (two months ago) link

lil sub plot to this if you game it out theres gotta be someone else ainge was just as happy to take as tatum otherwise he wldnt have traded down

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:13 (two months ago) link

Just a thought but having two Devin bookers is actually good

Spottie, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:16 (two months ago) link

also they dont even play the same position! maybe its two different size devin bookers which yeah wld be good

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:17 (two months ago) link

Better than 1 Devin Booker + 1 g leaguer I think

Spottie, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:40 (two months ago) link

im no nba owner but id have to agree with that

lag∞n, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:41 (two months ago) link

is devin booker good tho

k3vin k., Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:30 (two months ago) link

probably not

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:08 (two months ago) link

It’s always hard to judge guys who are as bad at defense as Booker is. Did he get a little better this year?

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:14 (two months ago) link

defensively? not rly. tho his offense might be elite enough to make up for it.

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:16 (two months ago) link

i mean i shd say his defensive stats have improved but they're still negative

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:16 (two months ago) link

Yeah in 18-19 he was literally bottom five in defense which is hard to fade

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:35 (two months ago) link

he's still young, but he's been in league for 5 years and the suns are still bad, so idk how to measure him. feels like he'd need to be on a balanced team with excellent D around him for to have the freedom to blowtorch on offense.

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:57 (two months ago) link

to me they have the opposite effect of what you want. they feel great when you grab it at first or dribble around or shoot a bit.. but as soon as you get sweaty they (depending on the ball) get harder and more slippery. the leather ball is the opposite, feels like a brick when you grab it at first but one game in there's nothing better. and you can use the glass with way more control cos it doesnt grip the glass it's more of a natural bounce off of it.

This is exactly what I tell ppl when they bitch about the leather ball. And they ALL bitch. Except for Mr SemiPro, Cam, who cannot stand the soft Wilsons.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:10 (two months ago) link

feels like he'd need to be on a balanced team with excellent D around him for to have the freedom to blowtorch on offense.

my thoughts too. Booker is 2 guard Melo 2.0.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:12 (two months ago) link

basically he needs to be the young upstart on a team of vets basically he needs to go to the spurs in 2016

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:29 (two months ago) link

its why in theory i liked him alongside rubio, oubre and bridges. we just havent seen them play together enough to know if it will work.

Spottie, Thursday, 14 May 2020 19:24 (two months ago) link

I don't think I'll ever get over losing Ricky.
he's such an enigma in how in some aspects he's a really amazing and uniquely skilled player and aesthetically pleasing but at the same time ultimately mediocre overall

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:48 (two months ago) link

but really the essence of being a Wolves fan is trying to find things that are fun to watch in the middle of disastrous shitshow after disastrous shitshow and he's really one of the great Wolves to me in that sense

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:49 (two months ago) link

for sure

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:03 (two months ago) link

Ricky Rubio stopped improving at basketball at the age of 14 and somehow this was enough to be a rock solid NBA starter for a decade plus

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:57 (two months ago) link

i was just noting that! he has become a slightly better shooter but he has the most consistent production of anyone i've ever seen

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 14 May 2020 22:04 (two months ago) link

spencer dinwiddie is doing.....something

Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) says he will sign a one-year deal with the NBA team fans decide if they reach Bitcoin target of roughly $24,632,630 on a GoFundMe. Dinwiddie’s statement: pic.twitter.com/oebwkoFBEO

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 16, 2020

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 May 2020 02:44 (one month ago) link

in BITCOIN? yikes

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 16 May 2020 02:45 (one month ago) link

should someone tell spencer that the team also has to want to sign him?

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 May 2020 02:48 (one month ago) link

Who is the most elon musky NBA player

fatuous salad (symsymsym), Saturday, 16 May 2020 03:02 (one month ago) link

spencer dinwiddie

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 May 2020 03:32 (one month ago) link

him or kyrie

fatuous salad (symsymsym), Saturday, 16 May 2020 03:51 (one month ago) link

What if the fans decide on a team that doesn’t want him

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 16 May 2020 03:55 (one month ago) link

that's what i'm saying! this makes no sense.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 16 May 2020 03:56 (one month ago) link

Any team would take him at the right price

Spottie, Saturday, 16 May 2020 04:28 (one month ago) link

lol

LeBron says he seriously considered switching to football during the 2011 lockout and even got a contract offer from Jerry Jones - in writing. So how good could he have been?
(great video here of LeBron playing high school football, and at a private flag football match with KD) pic.twitter.com/yb5bWdX4Cp

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 19, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 23:00 (one month ago) link

playing football and things of that nature

Spottie, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 23:08 (one month ago) link

someone has to ask him what the other things are some time

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 23:29 (one month ago) link

He would have been a pro bowler by 2013

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 15:54 (one month ago) link

Rough NBA timeline that was mentioned to me from a team exec today:
Early June - Back in facilities
Mid-late June - Camp
Early July - Travel to single-site
Mid July - Games start
Labor Day-ish - Season ends
Mid Sept. - Draft
Week later - Free agency
Xmas-ish - 20-21 season starts

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) May 21, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:12 (one month ago) link

seems about right if they're going to do it

call all destroyer, Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:13 (one month ago) link

RIP, Jerry Sloan.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:21 (one month ago) link

constant basketball.....

Told today that if the NBA does resume with all 30 teams at a single-site, game days are likely to look like Summer League. Games would be almost all day long (starting around 12:00 noon ET) until the regular season is complete. Playoffs would follow a more regular schedule.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) May 22, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:29 (one month ago) link

just saw the sloan news. rip. there was a time where it seemed like he would just coach the jazz for eternity.

call all destroyer, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:45 (one month ago) link

im not in favor of reopening, but the promise of non-stop hoops while i stay at home this summer is making me a lil h*rny

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:35 (one month ago) link

this virus stuff might really start to pay off

lag∞n, Friday, 22 May 2020 17:34 (one month ago) link

rad pics

I loved everything about Jerry Sloan, from the way he played to the way he coached. He was a tenacious competitor who represented the Bulls of the 70s so well. Jerry became one of my favorite coaches when he was on the 1996 Dream Team staff and it was an honor to learn from him. pic.twitter.com/pEhbmiFbzp

— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) May 22, 2020

Spottie, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:45 (one month ago) link

NBA in talks to resume play at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex https://t.co/GhijC9EFsF

— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 23, 2020

lag∞n, Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:53 (one month ago) link

If the players are convinced it's a good, safe plan and get on board, the other details that have leaked are looking very promising. I give it a better than 50-50 chance to happen. More like 75-25 imo.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:20 (one month ago) link

If Portland Trail Blazers are to resume season with no pathway to playoffs, Damian Lillard tells @YahooSports he won’t play in games: “I’m going to be sitting right on that bench.” https://t.co/SmSTgujb1p pic.twitter.com/hYVmqhGU7A

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) May 26, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:00 (one month ago) link

A 16-team format or play-in tournament FAIL to account for how shuffling in the standings would occur for bubble teams AND seeds 2-7 had the regular season resumed.

The group stage accounts for both, one of the many reasons it’s the best format to resume: https://t.co/sv8YKmY5O0

— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) May 26, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:30 (one month ago) link

think i like that format TBQH

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:35 (one month ago) link

world cup biggest sports event in the world
basketball best sport

its destiny

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:51 (one month ago) link

A 16-team format or play-in tournament FAIL to account for how shuffling in the standings would occur for bubble teams AND seeds 2-7 had the regular season resumed.

ok who gives a shit. let's just start the playoffs and get it cracking.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:55 (one month ago) link

otm

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:59 (one month ago) link

kinda think they shd do some more regular season games just to shake the rust off

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:06 (one month ago) link

the first round should be enough to shake off the rust for the teams that matter.

the posturing that has clearly started w/this lillard quote is going to be extremely annoying so let's just cut it off right here imo.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:15 (one month ago) link

theres a decently clean cut after 8th in both conferences right now, 5 games in east and 3 in west. just pull the trigger imo

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:20 (one month ago) link

it's an asterisk season no matter what

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:28 (one month ago) link

the world cup format wld be more fun and if the season isnt a normal season already why not do something fun rather than trying to keep everything the same which just highlights the weirdness of it

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:30 (one month ago) link

the first round should be enough to shake off the rust for the teams that matter.

― call all destroyer, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:15 PM (fifteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

the whole playoffs might not even be long enough! players are gonna be rustier than they ever have been out of shape etc its gonna be ugly

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:32 (one month ago) link

the simplest solution is to just say the standings are what they are, bring the 16 teams to orlando, have them quarantine, give them cross conference scrimmage match ups to get back up to game speed, and then start the playoffs as is

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:25 (one month ago) link

the most recent windhorst podcast w/ tim bontemps on the disney thing is good... involving teams that have nothing to play for really makes no sense, and once you start pushing those teams out you might as well just say if you're not in the playoffs stay home. the only logical conclusion is that "fairness" is going to have to take a backseat to expediency & simplicity

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:26 (one month ago) link

or something like a non elimination group stage format between the 16 teams to determine seeding could act as the “get up to speed” period before the “real” playoffs began

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:31 (one month ago) link

u cld have the playoff teams play a game vs each of the playoff teams from their conf add that to the regular season totals then start the offs i guess

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:42 (one month ago) link

ie play 7 regular season games to get up to speed

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:43 (one month ago) link

Whatever the players and the league can agree to is going to be good enough for the fans, who have by far the least at stake.

A guy like Dame Lillard is at the stage in his career where wear and tear or injuries are vital concerns, not because he must keep playing to earn money. Every minute of his career from now on is about maximizing his chance for a ring. Of course he'll sit if he can't make the offs. That's his concern. As fans our main concern is just being entertained. I'll accept whatever they offer me.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:54 (one month ago) link

the simplest solution is to just say the standings are what they are, bring the 16 teams to orlando, have them quarantine, give them cross conference scrimmage match ups to get back up to game speed, and then start the playoffs as is


Yes

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:59 (one month ago) link

I was watching what little jerry Sloan playing clips are on YouTube and his defense was like 20 years ahead of its time. An absolute pest

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:00 (one month ago) link

The bullets leaving him unprotected in the expansion draft belongs on the list of unbelievably bad decisions that franchise has made

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:01 (one month ago) link

I'd be pretty into a qualification tourney. Why not just lock in the top 6 in each conference and then do some sort of tourney for the last four spots? Give the other guys something to play for.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:42 (one month ago) link

i think the problem with most alternate formats is that every team is going to have a competing agenda and it's going to be really, really hard to get a consensus. if i'm the mavericks and someone suggests that i need to play a tournament for the 7 seed i was comfortably earning, there is absolutely no way i am agreeing to that. likewise, there are teams that are very happy with their current seed and teams that would love to shake the snow globe. how are they ever going to bridge that?

and honestly, one of the only appealing things about being an 8 seed in the nba (a couple of nights of home playoff gate revenue) is gone. as an owner on the outside looking in, i'm not sure how hard i would push to get my team into the 'offs.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:53 (one month ago) link

You're right about the Mavericks situation. I just would love to see it.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:07 (one month ago) link

Although Cuban himself advocates for a tourney https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29224715/mark-cuban-suggests-play-tournament-final-2-seeds-nba-playoffs

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:13 (one month ago) link

i like the round robin first round cause it gives us some good team on good team action and just has a bunch of different matchups where the first round has historically been kind of a slog

lag∞n, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:04 (one month ago) link

It’s a great idea Cos maybe the warriors will be healthy and the hilarity of them being the worst team to having a shot at something could be fun. Also gives Zion n them a chance to make some noise.

Don’t really matter to me tho let’s just see some damn hoop asap

Spottie, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:07 (one month ago) link

i disapprove of anything that lets the warriors into the playoffs unless the draft lottery gets retooled to match the playoff structure

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:12 (one month ago) link

I feel like that would lead to some obvious tanking in the tournament. Would the low seeds really risk their top pick for a sliver of a chance in a tournament that might not even finish?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:23 (one month ago) link

idk how it would work i just know that letting the dominant team of the past 4 years both have a chance in the playoffs and get the top lottery odds is nagl

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:27 (one month ago) link

if that happened i would post "the fix is in" roughly twice as often as i already do

ciderpress, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:29 (one month ago) link

The Warriors are destiny's team. It would only be right.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:32 (one month ago) link

Otm it’s only right

Spottie, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:40 (one month ago) link

stop

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 01:08 (one month ago) link

If KD is feeling better he has to play for the warriors, right?

DJI, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 02:22 (one month ago) link

dont think anyone is proposing letting the warriors in itd just be the top 20 teams

lag∞n, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 02:30 (one month ago) link

Me n poly propose it

Spottie, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 04:14 (one month ago) link

sorry u have to make a podcast first

lag∞n, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 12:42 (one month ago) link

ESPN doing back to back airings tonight of Kobe's last game (lol he just fouled nonstop and dared the refs to call it) at 9.30 pm est and the 2016 dubs' 73rd win at 7 pm est

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:35 (one month ago) link

pretty interesting listening to two espn pods recorded within days of each other:

brian windhorst/tim bontemps: the only logical decision from a timing, expense, and safety perspective is to only bring back the playoff teams.

woj/zach lowe: the nba is set on playing more games than just the playoffs, adam silver would love to do a play-in tournament, here's a byzantine idea to bring back 20 teams and have a 7-team tournament for three playoff spots.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:10 (one month ago) link

they need to hit 70 games to meet tv contracts. this could be supported by players if it will get them paid.

micah, Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:27 (one month ago) link

ah that is an important detail!

lag∞n, Thursday, 28 May 2020 00:28 (one month ago) link

the other side of that is that putting on more games means players get paid more of their salary without corresponding gate revenue. putting on games is an expense to teams and the nba. as i understand it RSN money varies wildly from team to team.

it's just really tough to figure out.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 May 2020 01:30 (one month ago) link

A Modest Proposal: put every player for every team in the league on one court, last man standing with the ball wins the NBA Finals. Not his team, just him.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:27 (one month ago) link

LIST OF NBA CHAMPIONS
2015 - Golden State Warriors
2016 - Cleveland Cavaliers
2017 - Golden State Warriors
2018 - Golden State Warriors
2019 - Toronto Raptors
2020 - Boban Marjanović

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:29 (one month ago) link

xp the great indoor fight?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:31 (one month ago) link

heh, yes: Onstad for Commissioner

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:33 (one month ago) link

Windhorst is bad at his job

“I'll tell you one thing: that scenario gets Zion Williamson in," added Windhorst. "Look, I've just heard... I'm not saying the NBA is going this route, I'm just saying I've already heard this scenario that no matter what happens, the cutoff line will be the Pelicans. They'll be in. It will be the first time in the history of the NBA that the league kicked the ball into the fairway for New Orleans."

"Other than vetoing the CP3 to the Lakers' trade," replied Tim MacMahon.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:20 (one month ago) link

Is Boban Marjanovic the greatest 9th man of all time?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 29 May 2020 15:48 (one month ago) link

btw i listened to that windhorst thing yesterday and from what i could tell he was relaying what other teams in the league were theorizing, not saying the nba was actually going to rig it for zion

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 May 2020 15:55 (one month ago) link

yes, that is what he was saying.

restart scenario reporting is slowly killing me; i hate it but i can't stop consuming it.

call all destroyer, Friday, 29 May 2020 16:51 (one month ago) link

its all we've got

Spottie, Friday, 29 May 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link

its perfect i love it the ultimate nba story

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 17:15 (one month ago) link

BREAKING – NBA commissioner Adam Silver has informed the Board of Governors that July 31 is a target date for the return of the #NBA season. 🔜🏀

Sources tell @ShamsCharania/@TheAthleticNBA

— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 29, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:44 (one month ago) link

So like ... are all four sports going to happen simultaneously?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 29 May 2020 19:53 (one month ago) link

all on the same field

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:54 (one month ago) link

If the NBA ultimately goes this route … it would increase the number of teams invited to Orlando from 20 to 22 and add Washington and Phoenix to Portland, New Orleans, Sacramento and San Antonio https://t.co/mNnpx2bosS

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 29, 2020

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:58 (one month ago) link

idgi, where's the part where the dubs get to be first seed?

DJI, Friday, 29 May 2020 20:10 (one month ago) link

Boycott the nba playoffs if no dubs

Spottie, Friday, 29 May 2020 20:43 (one month ago) link

they shd let steph n dray sit in w one of the bubble teams

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:06 (one month ago) link

they should have won more than 15 games if they wanted to play in the offs

ciderpress, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:07 (one month ago) link

its true thats how u get in

lag∞n, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:09 (one month ago) link

Seriously though, are we really going to do this without healthy Steph and Klay? At least put Klay on the sideline beat.

DJI, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:12 (one month ago) link

Bundesliga has restarted season in empty stadiums. Without home fans, the home team has gone won just 5 of 27 matches. The NBA should take heed and make sure higher-seeded teams get homecourt edge replenished. Solution: Pick-Your-Opponent: https://t.co/ZFlpSwi7BM

— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) May 29, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 29 May 2020 21:14 (one month ago) link

Seriously though, are we really going to do this without healthy Steph and Klay? At least put Klay on the sideline beat.


Haha otm I bet they might actually

Spottie, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:56 (one month ago) link

why on earth would those guys choose to enter the bubble?

call all destroyer, Friday, 29 May 2020 22:07 (one month ago) link

tired of their mansions prob

Spottie, Friday, 29 May 2020 22:29 (one month ago) link

Ballers ball

DJI, Friday, 29 May 2020 23:03 (one month ago) link

lol

Another report Tom Thibodeau is the “heavy favorite” to become next Knicks coach https://t.co/vOW8IAxemf

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 1, 2020

lag∞n, Monday, 1 June 2020 13:02 (one month ago) link

lol

ciderpress, Monday, 1 June 2020 13:23 (one month ago) link

last stop everybody out

lag∞n, Monday, 1 June 2020 13:33 (one month ago) link

RIP Wes Unseld

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 17:51 (one month ago) link

Was watching some Unseld games a few months ago and he really did make a great outlet pass every time. What rodman was to rebounding that guy was to outlet passes.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 17:52 (one month ago) link

https://www.baltimoresun.com/obituaries/bs-sp-obit-unseld-20200602-jstnpaijrjhapgere3hnnf7p3i-story.html

didn't know he was only 6'6". appeared huge on the court.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 2 June 2020 18:28 (one month ago) link

just looked and the last knicks coach to get another head coaching job was diantoni 7 years and 7 coaches ago, before that the last knicks coach to get another job was.......jeff van gundy! 14 coaches and 19 years go loool

lag∞n, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 22:17 (one month ago) link

Part of it is they overpay coaches who can then just retire right

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 2 June 2020 22:20 (one month ago) link

Boogie Cousins waited for three years, but he got his revenge.

This is some Cask of Amontillado shit. pic.twitter.com/Fg8PGPwjhz

— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) June 2, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 18:17 (one month ago) link

boogie serves it cold again lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 18:18 (one month ago) link

ESPN story on the NBA's plan for a return: https://t.co/z90vvFqob6

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 3, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 18:30 (one month ago) link

amazing work by boogie

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 19:10 (one month ago) link

I'm not saying the Wizards should tank, but...

They have eight games remaining, all against better teams. If they go 0-8, they'd jump from No. 9 seed to No. 7 seed in lottery. That's difference between 6% and 15% chance of top-three pick.

Such a screwed-up incentive structure.

— Dan Feldman (@DanFeldmanNBA) June 3, 2020

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 19:24 (one month ago) link

lol boogie got em

Spottie, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 19:54 (one month ago) link

cold blooded assassination lmao

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 20:09 (one month ago) link

good on him

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 20:14 (one month ago) link

If you don’t like that you’re not calling NBA basketball

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 20:21 (one month ago) link

omg its that guy lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 20:29 (one month ago) link

are we gonna end up getting our 60 game season next year

ciderpress, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 21:17 (one month ago) link

I'll ask around and get back to you.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 21:18 (one month ago) link

that boogie thing is the coldest shit i've ever seen

Clay, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:19 (one month ago) link

dude dipped the man in the river with like 40 characters

Clay, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:20 (one month ago) link

https://8points9seconds.com/files/2014/03/adioslance.gif

Spottie, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 22:39 (one month ago) link

back at it July 31st

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:18 (one month ago) link

does the plan mention when next season will start? are we looking at a xmas opening day or something?

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:51 (one month ago) link

ahh found it

- Training camp: June 30, July 7 travel to Orlando
- 2019-20 season: July 31
- Free agency: Oct. 18
- 2020-21 targets: Nov. 10 training camp, Dec. 1 opening night (can remain fluid)

thats so squished

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:53 (one month ago) link

i don't understand a lot of things about this restart plan but whatever

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link

i don't understand or like it much either but i will still watch the celtics games if they exist

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:19 (one month ago) link

We're back ☘️ pic.twitter.com/rNgaHnZpY6

— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) June 4, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:21 (one month ago) link

was gonna say something critical abt the plan but i watched that video and now im pumped

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:22 (one month ago) link

is there a name for that type of canned orchestra + trap beat music that only plays in sports hype vids

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:27 (one month ago) link

what if Durant and the Nets win the title

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:28 (one month ago) link

been reported hes not coming back

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:29 (one month ago) link

if Durant and the Nets win the title many fans will be disappointed

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:29 (one month ago) link

is there a name for that type of canned orchestra + trap beat music that only plays in sports hype vids

― ciderpress, Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:27 PM (one minute ago) bookmarkflaglink

yung jock

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:29 (one month ago) link

the houston rockets will win the title

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:31 (one month ago) link

the perfect champion for these times

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:33 (one month ago) link

its too obvious to not happen

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:35 (one month ago) link

im on board

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:50 (one month ago) link

i will be cheering for the suns and the nuggets

Spottie, Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:55 (one month ago) link

i don't even know if this year would count towards lifting my nuggets curse

ciderpress, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:02 (one month ago) link

On @AltitudeSR, Tim Connelly said Nikola Jokic is “beach ready” and has “abs.”

— Adam Mares (@Adam_Mares) June 4, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:46 (one month ago) link

i too am ready to sit on a beach and have abdominal muscles under my layers of stomach fat, put me in coach hut hut HIKE

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:51 (one month ago) link

im here for svelte jokic and harden

Spottie, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:57 (one month ago) link

Joint Statement from Michael Jordan & Jordan Brand regarding $100m donation. pic.twitter.com/yYXWh5eBZl

— Estee Portnoy (@esteep) June 5, 2020

100m isn't too shabby

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 5 June 2020 20:07 (one month ago) link

100m in one year and give it all to me

lag∞n, Friday, 5 June 2020 21:11 (one month ago) link

i should be compensated for my posting

lag∞n, Friday, 5 June 2020 21:11 (one month ago) link

I agree that ilh deserves a bailout

Clay, Friday, 5 June 2020 21:27 (one month ago) link

i like it

Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Ime Udoka is the front-runner to become the new head coach for the Chicago Bulls.

(Via @JCowleyHoops)

— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) June 5, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 5 June 2020 21:47 (one month ago) link

I interviewed ime once for a story that never ran but he is an extremely extremely good dude

Clay, Friday, 5 June 2020 22:13 (one month ago) link

So how do I declare one of those lockout things? Does one shout it out Michael Scott style? https://t.co/Ho55jlkUX8

— Robin Lopez (@rolopez42) June 5, 2020

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 5 June 2020 22:51 (one month ago) link

he is an extremely extremely good dude

I got that impression, too, when he was an assistant coach here in Portland.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 6 June 2020 00:33 (one month ago) link

"My season is over," Kevin Durant tells @MarcJSpearsESPN. "I don’t plan on playing at all." https://t.co/uSVIDQVik8

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 6, 2020

lag∞n, Saturday, 6 June 2020 01:35 (one month ago) link

i mean yeah

Knicks reportedly remain open to trading Julius Randle https://t.co/ToC4r8oVpI

— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 6, 2020

lag∞n, Saturday, 6 June 2020 16:18 (one month ago) link

along the same lines, i remain open to receiving money for doing nothing

call all destroyer, Saturday, 6 June 2020 16:25 (one month ago) link

new york knicks more like do hork dicks checkmate

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Saturday, 6 June 2020 16:50 (one month ago) link

daaamn

lag∞n, Saturday, 6 June 2020 17:11 (one month ago) link

hell yeah

I’m smonking inna crowd at the protest and this nigga next to me said “ Got some good weed going huh” and i look and it’s this Nigga Alvin gentry💀💀💀

— 2korgothofbarbariashawty (@2baggshawty) June 6, 2020

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 June 2020 01:53 (one month ago) link

When college kids really think they ready for the league .... pic.twitter.com/iqUn9digNc

— Norman Dale (@_CoachHill) June 6, 2020



This is so funny to me. What a jumpshot he had/has

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 7 June 2020 15:59 (one month ago) link

lol rough

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 June 2020 16:04 (one month ago) link

lol, didn't realize who that was at first. he just quit his coaching job, maybe someone needs some more shooting in the offs?

circles, Sunday, 7 June 2020 17:05 (one month ago) link

Hasn’t played meaningful minutes in like 10 years and can still cook a 20 y/o with one simple triple threat jab move. Luv 2 c it

Spottie, Sunday, 7 June 2020 17:19 (one month ago) link

lol at him not even bothering to do real layups, pure domination

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 June 2020 17:22 (one month ago) link

hahah that's awesome.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 7 June 2020 17:31 (one month ago) link

this whole thing is going to end up being incredibly strange isnt it

ESPN story on growing uncertainty among NBA players about entering Orlando bubble and allowances league plans to make for those deciding to stay home. https://t.co/tW7p8sKloH

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 10, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 June 2020 14:24 (one month ago) link

I think I’d put money on this season not happening

Spottie, Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:29 (one month ago) link

i understand some of the trepidation but the time to raise these concerns would have been before the nbapa agreed to the league's restart plan.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:53 (one month ago) link

Sources: Players deciding against participating in Orlando could be replaced by a substitution player. NBA plans to allow replacements for players who test positive for COVID-19 or suffer injuries. Replaced players become ineligible for the rest of 2019-2020 season. https://t.co/6J62J0k8Nv

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 11, 2020

Spottie, Thursday, 11 June 2020 15:59 (one month ago) link

lmao

Spottie, Thursday, 11 June 2020 16:18 (one month ago) link

finally bobson dugnutt's time to shine

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 11 June 2020 16:45 (one month ago) link

BREAKING UPDATE: Florida reports 1,317 new COVID-19 cases. The highest since April 17.

— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) June 3, 2020

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 June 2020 17:25 (one month ago) link

you gotta believe in the bubble

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 June 2020 17:54 (one month ago) link

skinny

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaQDItCX0AMiJwJ?format=jpg&name=large

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:27 (one month ago) link

whoa!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:31 (one month ago) link

Insane

Spottie, Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:32 (one month ago) link

lil honey

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Thursday, 11 June 2020 18:56 (one month ago) link

he went out an bought some skinny pants, too!

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 11 June 2020 19:13 (one month ago) link

i understand why the players don't really want to be sequestered for 3 months but the other option is no season?

J0rdan S., Thursday, 11 June 2020 19:16 (one month ago) link

yes

Spottie, Thursday, 11 June 2020 19:17 (one month ago) link

again i don't get the point of posturing about it now that everything has been voted on, but i'd be surprised if more than a handful of players elect to not come back.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 June 2020 19:29 (one month ago) link

to generalize broadly, for the role players and bench players it will be about their paychecks. for the max players and all-stars it will be about how playing or not will meet their personal goals. I think they'll play and it will feel extremely strange at first, then we'll all get used to it.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 11 June 2020 19:38 (one month ago) link

one thing to consider is ballers ball

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:13 (one month ago) link

i suspect the players baseline want to play, whether everything else outweighs that...

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 June 2020 20:14 (one month ago) link

A picture of Jokic emerged and he actually is rail thin

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 12 June 2020 00:28 (one month ago) link

Nikola Jokic looking skinny👀 pic.twitter.com/E5ZEs6egK8

— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 11, 2020

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 12 June 2020 00:29 (one month ago) link

I would’ve absolutely assumed that was zinger

Clay, Friday, 12 June 2020 00:37 (one month ago) link

Doncic is reportedly fat

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 12 June 2020 02:25 (one month ago) link

yesssssss

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 12 June 2020 02:26 (one month ago) link

i worried he was gonna be skinny too

lag∞n, Friday, 12 June 2020 02:44 (one month ago) link

maybe they did some kinda trade

Clay, Friday, 12 June 2020 02:50 (one month ago) link

the excess weight for nba euros is actually a constant

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 June 2020 02:51 (one month ago) link

thought for sure that was a shop but maybe not?

Nikola Jokic looks like he dropped a ton of weight since the season was suspended. pic.twitter.com/Gx7NizrS2z

— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) June 11, 2020

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 June 2020 03:13 (one month ago) link

i have an idea for home court in the quarantine nba, let the home team control the stadium audio and pipe in whatever noises they want

lag∞n, Friday, 12 June 2020 15:41 (one month ago) link

we’re this close to someone missing a free throw bc of a loud distracting porno moan

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 12 June 2020 15:53 (one month ago) link

needs to happen

lag∞n, Friday, 12 June 2020 15:54 (one month ago) link

NBA Jam sound drops

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 12 June 2020 17:09 (one month ago) link

Adding to Taylor's report: I'm told today's conf call could involve up to 200 players. Also hearing that Kyrie Irving has been a driving force in organizing these calls, and in raising concerns over NBA's bubble plan. https://t.co/0voQafmveO

— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) June 12, 2020

Spottie, Friday, 12 June 2020 18:00 (one month ago) link

started with this tweet:

Yahoo Sources: Significant number of players disappointed their voice wasn’t heard in decision to restart season, and others believe black players sequestered to entertain and ease league’s economic burden amid racial tension is bad optics. https://t.co/F4BiqWD6uQ pic.twitter.com/hhw8rGdLh8

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 12, 2020


this season isnt happening

Spottie, Friday, 12 June 2020 18:00 (one month ago) link

As @TaylorRooks, @HowardBeck reports, Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has organized a call tonight for players to discuss what position they should take. He’s of mindset that during racial tension, not returning to play should be considered, sources say. https://t.co/8W8VaZMxQh

— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 12, 2020

Spottie, Friday, 12 June 2020 18:03 (one month ago) link

I miss the hoops but support whatever they decide

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 12 June 2020 18:26 (one month ago) link

others believe black players sequestered to entertain and ease league’s economic burden amid racial tension is bad optics.

this isn't wrong? a few hundred predominantly black millionaires put themselves at risk while sequestering themselves from loved ones and divorcing themselves from a historic moment addressing race in america so that a smaller group of predominantly white billionaires can make more money.
i want to see basketball as much or more than the next guy but a principled stand for player safety and forcing the league further toward social consciousness as concessions toward sticking their necks out seems entirely appropriate.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 June 2020 18:28 (one month ago) link

100%

Spottie, Friday, 12 June 2020 18:40 (one month ago) link

it isn't wrong.

but what this is showing is how badly the nbapa botched this by already holding a proxy vote that passed, when apparently close to half the league might have voted the other way! i sure would hate to see the owners weaponize this to get monetary concessions for next season beyond the salary everyone would already be losing.

given where we are, it *seems* like using the return as a platform for messaging social change and getting the league to pitch in on that front would be reasonable.

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 June 2020 18:56 (one month ago) link

It seems like the fairest thing is just to leave it up to each individual player. If only 250 players show up so be it

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 13 June 2020 01:30 (one month ago) link

yeah

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 01:44 (one month ago) link

amount of peer pressure gonna be wild tho, plus the possible fear of being stained by being the guy on the team that stayed home

Clay, Saturday, 13 June 2020 01:49 (one month ago) link

if only 250 players show up there's no way to crown a legitimate champion for the season

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:10 (one month ago) link

Kyrie Irving told NBA players on call Friday, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium: "I don’t support going into Orlando. I’m not with the systematic racism and the bullshit. Something smells a little fishy."

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 13, 2020

i really am sympathetic to player concerns but would feel a lot better if the guy leading this was a) actually capable of playing in the first place and b) not kyrie irving who seems to see a conspiracy in a plan that existed prior to the beginning of the protests

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:13 (one month ago) link

yeah its kinda perfect that its kyrie lol

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:26 (one month ago) link

Kyrie hit the NBA and NBAPA with the late but effective “I just think it’s funny how...” pic.twitter.com/krEi89CD66

— Sean Campbell (@Melanism) June 13, 2020

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:27 (one month ago) link

Kyrie hasn't done himself any favors with his earlier batshittery but again, he's not wrong! But yeah, I really wish it was Lebron or somebody who had something to lose carrying the torch though.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:27 (one month ago) link

i will never forget when i think lagoon called kyrie something like "an extremely 26 year old guy" or similar

Clay, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:29 (one month ago) link

Isn’t Kyrie done for the season anyway?

Spottie, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:30 (one month ago) link

no kyrie actually is wrong. the orlando plan was developed before the protests started. so to say it's "fishy" is horseshit, this is what the nba was going to do, political unrest or not.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:30 (one month ago) link

https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42

sincere question--does anyone know what kyrie has been doing since protests started? has he been involved in anything on the streets?

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:31 (one month ago) link

mean to post

Players have the right to do as they choose. However, the economics on not playing are devastating:

💰$1.2B in lost player salary (35% of total pay)
🏀NBA now having leverage to tear up the CBA and negotiate a new one.
💰$2B lost in revenue to the league

— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 13, 2020

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:31 (one month ago) link

throwing away the cba is not a canny move imo

Clay, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:32 (one month ago) link

it would be a disaster

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:36 (one month ago) link

Replacements it is

Spottie, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:37 (one month ago) link

lol stop it

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:38 (one month ago) link

this would be a great time for adam silver to actually do something other than placating the maximum possible number of people

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:39 (one month ago) link

i will never forget when i think lagoon called kyrie something like "an extremely 26 year old guy" or similar

― Clay, Friday, June 12, 2020 10:29 PM (twelve minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

think i was quoting someone on twitter, was otm tho yes

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:42 (one month ago) link

if only 250 players show up there's no way to crown a legitimate champion for the season

who cares? the season is already fucked up beyond considerations of some ideal "legitimacy" for the championship. the point is hoops or no hoops, not fan service. coercing players into situations that compromise their health, or family life, or consciences is bad. it shouldn't happen just to add 'legitimacy' to the season.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:43 (one month ago) link

they shd just play pickup fuck it

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:46 (one month ago) link

aimless i agree--if only 250 players want to play they should not restart the season

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:46 (one month ago) link

Stop it...... https://t.co/1pGMxN0ap3

— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 13, 2020

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:56 (one month ago) link

- According to Haynes, some players believe “it’s bad optics for a league comprised predominantly of black men to be sequestered in one location for up to three months merely to entertain the masses and ease the league’s economic burden.”

this is the interesting quote to me and i wonder how widely held this view is or who makes up the "some" here. it strikes me as a bit cynical to say that the season would restart "merely" to entertain fans and to save the league money, discounting the entire competitive nature of the sport. maybe the players feel emotionally detached from the season and like playing for a championship isn't worth it anymore, and if that's the case then i understand the hesitance to sequester themselves in orlando and miss out on what's going on in the real world. but i guess i felt like an accepted subtext of these restart conversations getting so far down the line was that the players were still invested in playing for a title (the entire point of the sport). if that's not the case then there is a problem bcuz it only becomes about money.

J0rdan S., Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:02 (one month ago) link

those are good points. i think there's a few things going on.

first, it seems clear now that the initial restart discussions were directed to superstars who have power, status, and something to play for, and they all wanted to play.

second, the rest of the players were going down the path of passively accepting this before the murder of george floyd and subsequent protests.

now, a bunch of the league's middle class (along with a few stars) is questioning the restart which i'm guessing is based on both the political climate and an onset of realization about how severe the bubble environment will be.

for george hill from the bucks, who have a legit chance to win the title, to say that basketball is the last thing on his mind is not great for the restart. this is why the league needs to step in and promise a platform and political involvement. as a balance, the players need to recognize that nuking the current cba will have a decades-long (at best) negative effect on them and their successors.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:14 (one month ago) link

ultimately i feel like the political activism aspect could get worked out... the players could come up w/ all sorts of proposals, they do have leverage! but they also have to want to play, ultimately

J0rdan S., Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:24 (one month ago) link

absolutely. their leverage exists right now and they should use it. if this season doesn't happen all the leverage shifts to the owners and that is not good.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:30 (one month ago) link

i feel like what if during intros before the game the players each get to punch a cop

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:51 (one month ago) link

like how in soccer each player has a child they hold hands with before the game

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:52 (one month ago) link

it strikes me as a bit cynical to say that the season would restart "merely" to entertain fans and to save the league money

But that is exactly what the proposed restart boils down to at the end of the day; a last ditch desperate attempt of the white billionaire owners and the TV network conglomerates funding their league's broadcasting deals to staunch the bleeding of their financial assets and investments in a league that has been forced to shut down entirely due to a global pandemic. Any concern for legitimate "competition" was thrown out the second they decided not all 30 teams were going to be invited to play this season. And none of these owners ever truly cared about that to begin with; every NBA franchises is now valued in the billions and almost all turn enormous profits regardless of their teams competitive win/loss records (hello NY Knicks!).

As far as "activism proposals go"... in a league where 80+% of the payers/workers are black, yet all but one franchise owners of the teams they play for are white, where the league commissioner, the overwhelming number of coaches, assistants, trainers, GMs, and front office executives are also all white... not contributing to putting a dime in the pockets of those executives and owners who have done nothing to combat such a disparity in representation from the top down by not playing in this shoddily drawn up Orlando bubble proposal is one of, if not the strongest message the players can send. And I am 100% in support of any players who have the courage to do so. Nothing is LESS important than sports in terms of the crises facing the US and the world at large at the current moment; the ire being directed towards Kyrie's thoughts and the mere idea of not playing reeks of privilege from people too insulated from and ignorant of those issues to understand that.

Sabre of Paradise (trevor phillips), Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:53 (one month ago) link

white players can choose to hold the cops hand instead of punching them we respect all cultures at the nba

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:53 (one month ago) link

it strikes me as a bit cynical to say that the season would restart "merely" to entertain fans and to save the league money

But that is exactly what the proposed restart boils down to at the end of the day

― Sabre of Paradise (trevor phillips), Friday, June 12, 2020 11:53 PM (seventeen seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

idk i guess well see if the players want to play, i suspect they do as i said upthread "ballers ball", but it could also be that the other stuff is just too much, the world is kinda falling apart tbf

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:56 (one month ago) link

But that is exactly what the proposed restart boils down to at the end of the day; a last ditch desperate attempt of the white billionaire owners and the TV network conglomerates funding their league's broadcasting deals to staunch the bleeding of their financial assets and investments in a league that has been forced to shut down entirely due to a global pandemic.

this is wrong, as bobby marks has indicated, there are $1.2B in player salaries at stake this year, as well as the dissolution of the CBA and subsequent concessions players would have to make in future years.

Any concern for legitimate "competition" was thrown out the second they decided not all 30 teams were going to be invited to play this season.

most of the commentators i follow would say if anything too many teams have been invited back. like, what legitimacy is lost if no one makes the detroit pistons play any more games?

every NBA franchises is now valued in the billions and almost all turn enormous profits regardless of their teams competitive win/loss records (hello NY Knicks!).

you sure about this?

this shoddily drawn up Orlando bubble proposal

every covd-19 source i trust who has commented has said that the nba's bubble proposal is reasonable
.
the ire being directed towards Kyrie's thoughts and the mere idea of not playing reeks of privilege from people too insulated from and ignorant of those issues to understand that.

can you tell me what kyrie is doing on the ground? because i literally don't know.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 04:10 (one month ago) link

the number one myth that needs to be dispelled right now is that the restart only benefits the owners. this is just wrong on its face.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 04:11 (one month ago) link

a last ditch desperate attempt of the white billionaire owners and the TV network conglomerates funding their league's broadcasting deals to staunch the bleeding of their financial assets and investments in a league that has been forced to shut down entirely due to a global pandemic

ok but this isn't true, the players have a financial incentive too. there is hundreds of millions of dollars in salary that won't be paid out if the season isn't finished. and then you get into the stuff about the CBA & what could be a labor stoppage ... a worst case scenario of extreme labor strife if the players didn't come back would result in a lot of guys not getting paychecks for a year plus. if the players decided that their activism was more important that would be incredible, but i find it hard to believe that any significant number of players would get behind that beyond the guys so rich that missing out on $15 million doesn't mean anything to them. i think anyone who has been in a union would say that labor actions that extreme take a shit ton of effort, and this is a union of hundreds of members spread all over the country with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. there is no world where the players don't lose anything by walking away.

the idea of getting creative w/ activism proposals is not some crazy idea, some players are already leaking this as a middle ground

Yahoo sources: Several players are planning to be creative and use the global attention the NBA platform provides to promote and support the Black Lives Matter movement when the league returns to play

— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) June 12, 2020

the players have a lot of leverage right now... they could say, we'll come back but before every game one player will read a televised statement about black lives matter and system racism. they could say, we'll come back but only if the names of george floyd and breonna taylor are visible on every court, and each franchise donates to x y z organizations. i just think there's a way to satisfy both the need to get paid and the desire to be an activist (many ppl in america have been doing this for weeks)... and i think you could argue that it would be more powerful for players to try and leverage that huge TV platform instead of not playing, which essentially does nothing to move us culturally from where we are now (no basketball players on TV)

if they don't want to go sit in a bubble for 3 months that's a problem that has far fewer solutions

J0rdan S., Saturday, 13 June 2020 04:17 (one month ago) link

if i were a player i think i would want to go to the bubble at this point

"i mean weve all been living in a damn bubble anyway if you think about it" --kyrie irving

lag∞n, Saturday, 13 June 2020 04:29 (one month ago) link

i keep thinking that if they can't even agree to finish this season that it's hard to imagine 2020-21 happening either. you've got all the same concerns but with a much longer timeline. unless you think *all this* gets resolved by december, which...seems very optimistic.

circles, Saturday, 13 June 2020 09:45 (one month ago) link

the players ive seen on social media are getting out and about, some are even travelling between cities. not to mention joining protests. healthwise being in a community with daily testing for all would have to be safer than most current circumstances

micah, Saturday, 13 June 2020 09:49 (one month ago) link

Yeah I think pretty conclusively that it’s safer to be in the bubble than to do the things which are now allowed across the country

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:49 (one month ago) link

I.e. the things my girlfriend now insists that we do. Can we go to the bubble plz

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:50 (one month ago) link

the bubble sounds good to me too. disney world is really nice!

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 June 2020 18:22 (one month ago) link

Welcome to Apocalypse 2020 where billionaires reap the lion's share and millionaires fight for future endorsement deals by playing games in an impervious disneyworld bubble WHILE THE WORLD BURNS?!?!?!?

Anyways, I'm sticking to the same point I made yesterday and that jordan fleshed out further: if they're going to do this, it would be a good look for the players to use this opportunity as leverage to nudge the NBA platform to being explicitly supportive of police defunding/abolition and, i dunno, deposing neo-fascists.

Separate from all that and apropos of nothing, watching the backy ball would be a deeply fun distraction and i would dearly like to finish the season. So I'm torn.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 13 June 2020 18:49 (one month ago) link

I don’t think the NBA needs to endorse police abolition

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 13 June 2020 19:40 (one month ago) link

i still think they should abandon 2020 and focus on making sure next season happens smoothly but seems like they've gone too far down a different route at this point

ciderpress, Saturday, 13 June 2020 19:55 (one month ago) link

this is prob a warm up for next season tho

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 June 2020 01:12 (one month ago) link

nudge the NBA platform to being explicitly supportive of police defunding/abolition and, i dunno, deposing neo-fascists.

consider who owns the NBA platform: billionaires, including not so long ago, Donald Sterling. the best I would expect would be a feel good message about how everyone deserves equal treatment and justice under the law, underlined by some less controversial quotes from MLK, Jr.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 14 June 2020 01:41 (one month ago) link

suspect theyre gonna have to do a little better than that this time

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 June 2020 01:53 (one month ago) link

i mean weve got candy bars saying black lives matter these days

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 June 2020 01:54 (one month ago) link

weve got candy bars saying black lives matter

The owners would have to figure out whether letting the NBA logo appear on PSAs where players say "black lives matter" would be construed as the league endorsing Black Lives Matter. I think owners like Dolan would shrink violently from anything that looked like endorsing BLM.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 14 June 2020 02:02 (one month ago) link

make pop commish

Clay, Sunday, 14 June 2020 02:02 (one month ago) link

he'd hate it

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 14 June 2020 02:05 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfkM5CHGrdk

if anyone didn't hear this well i thought this was Good

Clay, Sunday, 14 June 2020 12:03 (one month ago) link

https://www.gq.com/story/damian-lillard-black-lives-matter-george-floyd-interview

this is also very good

Clay, Sunday, 14 June 2020 12:06 (one month ago) link

Hoopers say what y’all want. If @KingJames said he hooping. We all hooping. Not Personal only BUSINESS🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 🙏🏾 #StayWoke ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) June 14, 2020


bev drawing lines

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 15 June 2020 17:48 (four weeks ago) link

i mean, he's not wrong

J0rdan S., Monday, 15 June 2020 18:36 (four weeks ago) link

I do think letting the stars decide is the way to go

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 15 June 2020 19:38 (four weeks ago) link

well it's sorta the reality one way or anothe r

J0rdan S., Monday, 15 June 2020 20:16 (four weeks ago) link

what the

Stephen A Smith compares what Kyrie Irving and Dwight Howard are doing to rioting and destroying their own community

Max Kellerman "Rioting in their own communities? Black people don't own those communities" pic.twitter.com/YQXquGkDXm

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 15, 2020

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 15 June 2020 22:27 (four weeks ago) link

kellerman's been about the shit on the espn

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Monday, 15 June 2020 22:42 (four weeks ago) link

jesus christ

circles, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:01 (four weeks ago) link

SAS is a fucking clown and always has been. if he gets canceled yesterday it’d have been too late

k3vin k., Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:17 (four weeks ago) link

lol the look on his face he thought he had a layup won that tired old play

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:19 (four weeks ago) link

SAS is a fucking clown and always has been. if he gets canceled yesterday it’d have been too late

― k3vin k., Monday, June 15, 2020 8:17 PM (twenty-seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

otm, i have no idea why anyone even pays attention to what these guys say

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:46 (four weeks ago) link

i think he's entertaining enough in bite size clips here or there. no reason to take him seriously or watch him daily though.

Spottie, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:52 (four weeks ago) link

he's very deferential to power... he's also very funny

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:54 (four weeks ago) link

the Drew Magary profile of him was great, I think it did a great job of getting to the essence of Stephen A Smith

fwiw I kinda love the guy even though he's wrong about basically everything. I cringe whenever he talks about any non-sports stuff b/c I know he's gonna say something terrible

frogbs, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 01:06 (four weeks ago) link

It’s really funny when Stephen a smith talks football and thinks a retired player is starting that Sunday at tight end

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 02:26 (four weeks ago) link

J0rdan S.
Posted: June 15, 2020 at 4:16:25 PM
well it's sorta the reality one way or anothe r

wld be interested in hearing about how star players came to wield so much power union wise

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:18 (four weeks ago) link

The NBA has long presented itself as a league of star players, not a league of teams. Their influence with fans gives them leverage with owners, their leverage with owners gives them pre-eminence in the union.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:08 (four weeks ago) link

idk if that really scans

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:10 (four weeks ago) link

i mean i guess marginal players cld be sucking up to stars to get jobs but that seems more like an edge case

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:12 (four weeks ago) link

like most personnel decisions arent influenced by stars, and most players arent stars but also not end of the bench guys in danger of falling out of the league if some star doesnt cosign them

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 18:14 (four weeks ago) link

breaking

Sources: NBA teams Disney hotels based on seeding:

-Grand Destino: Bucks, Lakers, Raptors, Clippers, Celtics, Nuggets, Jazz, Heat
-Grand Floridian: Thunder, 76ers, Rockets, Pacers, Mavericks, Nets, Grizzlies, Magic
-Yacht Club: Blazers, Kings, Pelicans, Spurs, Suns, Wizards

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 16, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 22:48 (four weeks ago) link

stars bring in the money. having an outsized effect on the league's profitability gives them outsized power.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:02 (four weeks ago) link

yeah but in a union where everyone gets a vote whats the mechanism of that power

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:06 (four weeks ago) link

kyrie reeeeally trying to disrupt things

In a recent chat group with Nets players, Kyrie Irving lobbied for skipping the bubble, the Daily News has learned. In that chat, he also proposed that the players can start their own league, according to a source. https://t.co/SqC0wcccPJ

— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) June 16, 2020


hope this happens obv

Spottie, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:12 (four weeks ago) link

players league! players league!

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:14 (four weeks ago) link

I’ve noticed that amongst some of my more out there friends that lockdown has really sharpened a lot of their edges, so if that holds true this scans

Clay, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:16 (four weeks ago) link

by which I mean kyrie learning really hard into his antisocial shit

Clay, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:17 (four weeks ago) link

yeah makes sense

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:17 (four weeks ago) link

(only downside of the players league is i suspect the nba is actually a great deal for the players but still i want to see it)

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:17 (four weeks ago) link

when I game it out in my head the owners band together and spend billions to squash it, just lock them out of every stadium and gym in the country and bribe every city

Clay, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:18 (four weeks ago) link

i think someone wld take the players money

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:21 (four weeks ago) link

whats the mechanism of that power

in a nutshell, the pecking order. nba athletes are very aware of it. visibly setting yourself up in opposition to what the top players want and failing to rally enough support is a dangerous career move in a league that's as status-conscious as the NBA. only a very secure player would hazard it.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:21 (four weeks ago) link

idk man

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:22 (four weeks ago) link

i mean the gms hire players not the other players

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:24 (four weeks ago) link

*except for lebron obvs

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:25 (four weeks ago) link

which isnt to say the stars dont have some influence on their teams personnel decisions but just going along w what the stars want in detriment to yr own interests doesnt make a ton of sense

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:27 (four weeks ago) link

i think the stars are maybe more organized cause they tend to stay in the league longer, they form a block and stack the union leadership etc in their favor, then peel off enough rank and file with glow/intimidation and it kinda makes sense

lag∞n, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 23:30 (four weeks ago)