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W in 6 5
W in 5 4
C in 6 4
C in 7 4
W in 4 2
W in 7 1
C in 4 0
C in 5 0


Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 16:56 (one year ago) Permalink

warriors sweep, curry finals mvp, draymond no flagrants

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 16:58 (one year ago) Permalink

sounds abt right

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

dray 1 flagrant maybe

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

voted w in 5 tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

the cavs are gonna be trying so hard to push his buttons guarenteed

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

I had to decide between dubs in 5 or in 6. I went conservative and voted 6. Finals Bron is formidable, but not invincible, as has been proved more than once in the past.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

cavs in 7

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:02 (one year ago) Permalink

gonna post this here so everyone has to read it when they open the thread

my fav outcome of this series wld be cavs winning via bron having the greatest finals performance ever, not cause im really rooting for the them just cause i wld like to see something like that, and it wld be cool to see the dubs lose after adding kd, i do not think thats whatll happen, i think the dubs will win in 5

― lag∞n, Friday, May 26, 2017 7:22 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:02 (one year ago) Permalink

bron v kd matchup will be very interesting and crucial, both teams will try to not have them guard each other but in the crunch time there will be no choice

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

remember when harrison barnes went 3-95 games 5-7. he's been swapped for KD. no rest for lebron.

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:05 (one year ago) Permalink

this series is the ultimate challenge for bron and if he can do it he is the goat

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe kyrie can play a lil D too who knows lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

the warriors cannot be stopped

ciderpress, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

also k love has looked as good as ever leading up to the finals but the warriors matchup has not been good for him.

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Cavs should have Kyrie back on defense to help out, might be a nice change of pace for him.

Cavs in 6

brownie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:09 (one year ago) Permalink

never forget
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py0-l1M_870

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

never happened

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

no it definitely happened, i provided video evidence of this happening, see above for reference xp

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

im allergic to any evidence of the 2016 finals.

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:12 (one year ago) Permalink

i predict it will come down to two free-throws to be taken by lebron - lebron will make one and miss one, with slightly different free-throw routines for each

, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:16 (one year ago) Permalink

lmao

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:19 (one year ago) Permalink

i really just hope its an epic finals cause otherwise whats the point of having two superteams

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:25 (one year ago) Permalink

yea i don't want any chokers

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:26 (one year ago) Permalink

in that same regard both teams have totally coasted up til now which is weird and adds an element of instability, like u cld see the dubs kinda freaking out when the spurs were torching them before they intentionally injured kawhi

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:27 (one year ago) Permalink

its like training to run a 4 hour marathon then suddenly having to do a six minute 26th mile

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

this series is the ultimate challenge for bron and if he can do it he is the goat

yep

I agree that it'll probably be Warriors in 5 but I definitely think Bron will be the best player in the series

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

please no injuries for this series either

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:46 (one year ago) Permalink

^^ injuries would only muddy up the results, which need to be crystal clear this time

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:48 (one year ago) Permalink

stephen a smith changed his official prediction to dubs

ciderpress, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:00 (one year ago) Permalink

yes very sad about that

Spottie, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:00 (one year ago) Permalink

i would genuinely encourage any posters here who are totally picking the cavs in good faith and not just because they're homers or anything to find your local bookie or log onto bovada and start printing money

k3vin k., Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

don't worry I'm a homer though I do think cavs chances are higher than most people are giving them credit for

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:06 (one year ago) Permalink

what are the odds rn? i would give the cavs at least 40% chance to win

ciderpress, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:12 (one year ago) Permalink

right now it's warriors -240 which is 70/30. it opened at -260 or -270 i think

k3vin k., Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:13 (one year ago) Permalink

538 saying it's 90/10

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:13 (one year ago) Permalink

dont forget friends, betting on sports is dumb for making money

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

i don't gamble but 70/30 sounds ridiculous for a finals to me, let alone 90/10

ciderpress, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:15 (one year ago) Permalink

dont forget friends, betting on sports is dumb for making money

― lag∞n, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:14 PM (four seconds ago)

def, but every once in a while there's obvious money to be made. finals 2 years ago was pretty easy money for anyone paying attention.

70/30 seems like a very fair price, even if i think the warriors should probably be stronger favorites. don't think it's attractive enough to bet

k3vin k., Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

90/10 is pretty far out but dont think anyones giving those odds, wonder what it was for that year the lakers beat the nets, had to have been one of the most lopsided matchups ever

lag∞n, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

538 is probably over-weighting the Cav's regular season after the ASB.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:19 (one year ago) Permalink

havent read the 538 thing but that's probably right

k3vin k., Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:20 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah I'd take 70/30 for sure, but my book doesn't have a price on the series yet, lol

that said I do get a little suspicious of projection systems when they're dealing with superteams like this.

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:21 (one year ago) Permalink

main thing that 538 model doesn't account for iirc is ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ playoff lebron ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:24 (one year ago) Permalink

more or less

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:24 (one year ago) Permalink

i recall nate silver saying is ELO model or whatever doesn't really treat playoff basketball as different from regular season

marcos, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:25 (one year ago) Permalink

i very rarely bet sports, i think the last time i did was the finals 2 years ago. i just like thinking about it

NBA finals are kind of an interesting betting phenomenon tho, if you're a reasonably discerning and plugged-in fan there can probably be money to be made. combination of the better team usually wins + lots of media attention/terrible opinions by stephen a smith probably cause people to bet on the cavs when they shouldnt, making the warriors odds better

warriors odds are probably as good as they're gonna get because most books probably got a lot of money on the dubs last summer after KD signed

k3vin k., Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Just remember that LeBron has appeared in 7 consecutive finals but he doesn't have 7 rings.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

see to me steph is an incredibly unique and fun player, i don't see how anyone can dislike him

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

tbh all the arguments that 'this was unprecedented' feel as old and bad as the baseball 'we can't change the rules or anything else because it's BASEBALL' arguments. everybody in sports does whatever they can get away with and oftentimes more. there's no "elite player can't join the team with the best win record" rule. that's fake news

well to be fair the reason why it's so unprecedented is because situations like this pretty much never come up, how many times is the consensus best team able to take on a max contract when a historically great player in their prime just happen to be up for free agency.

frogbs, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

i think people turned on steph cuz they felt like they would be able to beat him up

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:57 (one year ago) Permalink

that's why i turned on lebron, bosh, and wade all at once

nomar, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:58 (one year ago) Permalink

well to be fair the reason why it's so unprecedented is because situations like this pretty much never come up, how many times is the consensus best team able to take on a max contract when a historically great player in their prime just happen to be up for free agency.

― frogbs, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:57 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark

as i said before almost never, which is why we should all ride the wave and be glad it happened

, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

i dont think ive turned on curry, he has the right to do gross things with his mouth guard bc he is a basketball supergenius

nice cage (m bison), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:00 (one year ago) Permalink

i love curry and watching him play, i also love to see him lose, which he won't do ever again afaik

nomar, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:03 (one year ago) Permalink

ideal warriors situation is kd and curry combine for 80 and they lose, best of both worlds

nice cage (m bison), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:04 (one year ago) Permalink

people (sports fans especially) just enjoy being contrarian

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

there's no "elite player can't join the team with the best win record" rule.

tbf, this is the entire history of the NY Yankees in a nutshell

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:21 (one year ago) Permalink

man it's awesome being out of pocket for 22 hours a day b/c ALL the takes on these finals are essentially depressing.

it's caused an odd degree of side-taking from ppl who can usually do better (and i'm not just talking about ilh). what happened was a function of the cap spike and little else.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:33 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah we're stuck with this possibility for the next few years until all the pre-cap-spike contracts wash out. they need to pay curry a proper max finally but klay and dray will still be underpaid for a couple more years.

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 17:52 (one year ago) Permalink

see to me steph is an incredibly unique and fun player, i don't see how anyone can dislike him

Mouthguard

https://californiastarssite.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/150612_snut_nbagum_curry-crop-original-original.png

Jeff, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

is steph the first person to chew on his mouth guard?

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:05 (one year ago) Permalink

do you guys watch football? lotta visible mouth guard action in football

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:06 (one year ago) Permalink

lebron literally stuffed his mouthguard into his tights during the finals

, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:07 (one year ago) Permalink

also frankly had the cavs not blown game 3 this probably would have been the finals everyone was hoping for

― J0rdan S., Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:38 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yup its sad

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:31 (one year ago) Permalink

see to me steph is an incredibly unique and fun player, i don't see how anyone can dislike him

when you play a lot of pickup bball with guys <25 yrs old it becomes almost inevitable!

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:45 (one year ago) Permalink

haha tru

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Yay to the Dubs! I love all of them, disgusting mouthgaurds and all. KD added the clutch player that they were missing.

DJI, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:01 (one year ago) Permalink

thanks Marcos!

Matt Moore, who's been pretty outspoken in his warriors dislike of late, had a good piece last night
http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-finals-how-the-warriors-dominance-can-help-forge-a-better-nba/

I know people hate any team that gets good and stays good, comes w the territory. But they play a really fun brand of ball, and they're likable if you can get past them stuntin on your fav team.

Spottie, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:11 (one year ago) Permalink

they were more fun when curry was the primary guy imo

ciderpress, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:16 (one year ago) Permalink

i've said plenty of times on this board that i didn't really enjoy watching KD in OKC but he was a joy in this series i thought

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Yah I was in agreement w okc thunder kd

Spottie, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:29 (one year ago) Permalink

this team is for sure more fun to watch than the laker superteam i grew up with and all of the lebron teams imo

, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:34 (one year ago) Permalink

was the laker team the aforementioned malone/payton "era"?

nomar, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

hmm i guess they only became a 'superteam' when they added malone/payton. prior to that it was just kobe/shaq and good role players, huh. but yes the threepeat lakers team

, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:44 (one year ago) Permalink

the second bulls threepeat team is still my ultimate superteam, lots of fun dudes on that squad. i'm sure they were immensely hateable outside Illinois.

nomar, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:49 (one year ago) Permalink

I prefer the 1st Bulls 3peat! Younger MJ, Ho Grant, BJ, Pax, Levingston, Scott Williams, Craig Hodges, still felt like an underdog team. Or at least hadn't had the "dynasty" tag slapped on with it's presumption of inevitability.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:08 (one year ago) Permalink

ya young(er) jordan was the shit too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:37 (one year ago) Permalink

oh yeah i prefer the first bulls threepeat team myself, i just didn't consider them a superteam in the same way. overcoming the pistons, ostracizing isiah thomas, finishing off the magic/worthy lakers, arguably singlehandedly denying championships to ewing/miller/barkley/malone/stockton/payton, true magnificence.

nomar, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:41 (one year ago) Permalink

i was glad that during jordan's retirement the dude who won was Hakeem, he was my favorite NBAer outside of Chicago. I liked Drexler too.

nomar, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:43 (one year ago) Permalink

ya hakeem was rad, super fun to watch and an a+ guy too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:45 (one year ago) Permalink

hmm

In his autobiography, Living the Dream, Olajuwon mentions an intriguing draft trade offered to the Rockets that would have sent Clyde Drexler and the number two pick in the 1984 NBA draft from Portland in exchange for Ralph Sampson.[17] Had the Rockets made the deal, Olajuwon states the Rockets could have selected Michael Jordan with the number two pick to play alongside Olajuwon and Drexler, who had established chemistry playing together during their Phi Slama Jama days in college.

nomar, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:51 (one year ago) Permalink

wow

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:56 (one year ago) Permalink

there's an alternate history i wouldn't have minded living in

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:31 (one year ago) Permalink

re: Matt Moore article. Good stuff, and I love the term "gentlemen's sweep!"

DJI, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Bay Area billionaires out in abundance

If you see this anywhere else but the Bay Area... they bitin #DUBNATION pic.twitter.com/lD6aNfH6SF

— Fall Up Focus (@SBFocus) June 13, 2017

Spottie, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 02:40 (one year ago) Permalink

ya young(er) jordan was the shit too

― lag∞n, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:37 PM (three hours ago)

the greatness of post-miami lebron has kind of given me greater appreciation for second threepeat era jordan tbh

k3vin k., Wednesday, 14 June 2017 02:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Final playoff plus-minus leaders:
1. Steph Curry +245
2. Draymond Green +228
3. LeBron James +195
4. Klay T +192
5. Kevin Durant +177

— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) June 13, 2017

Spottie, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:51 (one year ago) Permalink

agree re: Hakeem. I should go back and watch those 94, 95 playoffs, I was still in MJ-mourning mode at the time. Such a beautiful player to behold.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:56 (one year ago) Permalink

the dream is my fav all time (non warrior).

Spottie, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:04 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm still tickled by Stephs 8 reb/game in the finals. Seeing a smaller dude jump into a group of bigs and snag the ball is like watching a squirrel steal someone's half-eaten sandwich and running up a tree at a picnic.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:12 (one year ago) Permalink

yah he was beastin

Spottie, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:39 (one year ago) Permalink

how did he even do that crazy, cavs really needed to dominate the boards to have a chance, and the did not

lag∞n, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 13:36 (one year ago) Permalink

yea that was ridiculous

steph curry grabbing more boards than tristan thompson, rip cavs

marcos, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 13:43 (one year ago) Permalink

that was great/bizarre to see

Nhex, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:59 (one year ago) Permalink

im in sf today and there is hella fresh warriors gear getting around

micah, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

the dream is my fav all time (non warrior).

― Spottie, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:04 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oh, man - I LOVE Hakeem. That he came from being a sub-7 foot soccer player to one of the top 5 best two-way centers ever, along with being a great dude, is just the best. His successive ownership of David Robinson and then Shaq in the '95 playoffs is still one of my favorite runs of any player.

TrumpPence a Bag (B.L.A.M.), Friday, 16 June 2017 04:04 (one year ago) Permalink


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