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After all, you do have UK and Duke playing on Tuesday night, so it is time.

Any predictions out there?

IU faithful seem to think the Hoosiers are going to be pretty good. Langford has a lot of hype around him, guy was named pre-season all-Big 10 by the sportswriters and he hasn't played a game yet.

earlnash, Sunday, 4 November 2018 02:31 (two years ago) link

With grown man / Stanford grad transfer / two-time first-team all-Pac12 player Reid Travis joining a few returning sophomores and a gang of talented freshman on the roster, Kentucky looks like a cross between its 2012 and 2015 teams and will win its 9th national championship next April.

alpine static, Sunday, 4 November 2018 11:37 (two years ago) link

and everyone else is scared

alpine static, Monday, 5 November 2018 18:34 (two years ago) link

Zion is an alien.

Jeff, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:27 (two years ago) link

His first game highlights are insane.

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 06:26 (two years ago) link

I hear some tall guy named bol bol is supposed to be playing for one of the local teams. Sounds interesting.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 06:30 (two years ago) link

Manute Bols son!

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 06:39 (two years ago) link

zion is the most charismatic college player since....... idk

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 06:59 (two years ago) link

Suns are gonna get him

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 07:06 (two years ago) link

lol poor zion

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 07:07 (two years ago) link

hi i just learned of zion my goodness what a treat he will be 2 watch

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 15:35 (two years ago) link

hes like larry johnson with vince carter hops

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 15:56 (two years ago) link

amazing touch feel creativity confidence and can jump high

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 15:57 (two years ago) link

really hope he figures out how to shoot

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 15:58 (two years ago) link

been watching his clips for a couple years and he played in a small time high school league just dunking on tiny children all day lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 15:59 (two years ago) link

*also played aau and all the elite camps so it was no question that he cld hang w the big boys

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 16:00 (two years ago) link

really hope he figures out how to shoot

― lag∞n, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:58 AM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

such a common theme

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 16:00 (two years ago) link

he's 30 pounds heavier than larry johnson was

also, holy shit

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 16:15 (two years ago) link

it doesnt make sense that someone built like him can jump that high

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 16:17 (two years ago) link

Please cast Zion in the Space Jam remake. He is an alien.

Jeff, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 16:50 (two years ago) link

i still wonder about zion size wise for the NBA but his athleticism and playmaking skill are reminiscent of ben simmons, but he's far more polished of a player

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 7 November 2018 16:54 (two years ago) link

hes like larry johnson with vince carter hops

yeah I was thinkin LJ for a comparison too. Partly cause Zion just gives off 90s vibes, maybe it's just the haircut.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:02 (two years ago) link

what if he dropped like 50 lbs would he be able to dunk from the 3 point line or...

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:17 (two years ago) link

ha. He carries his weight so well, reminds me of LeBron in that regard. Looks so light on his feet.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:25 (two years ago) link

true. i mean look at this sequence from 2:24-2:35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_uqYRwjEc8

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:33 (two years ago) link

dat pass tho

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:35 (two years ago) link

dude should be in the nba f this having to watch him waste his talents on coach duKe

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 17:38 (two years ago) link

just wanna put this somewhere

Least % of Points Returning From 2017-18
1) UT Arlington 3.2% (87 of 2,640)
2) Mount St. Mary's 4.4%
3) UNC Asheville 5.5%
4) Idaho 6.9%
5) Oakland 8.6%
6) Middle Tennessee 10.2%
7) Chattanooga 10.5%
8) Wichita State 12.1%
9) Duke 13.8%

johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 November 2018 18:31 (two years ago) link

cant believe zion, ambidextrious lefty alien

johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 November 2018 18:32 (two years ago) link

charlotte was down 24 early 2nd half & came back to beat ok st

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/gametracker/recap/NCAAB_20181110_OKLAST@CHARLO/

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 November 2018 01:53 (two years ago) link

Zion 27/16/6 blks/4 asst

Jeff, Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:55 (two years ago) link

he's p good. he should be in the nba right now making nba money. instead he is helping duke, which is bad.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:50 (two years ago) link

better than helping carolina

mookieproof, Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:52 (two years ago) link

carolina is two whole states tho

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 11 November 2018 21:02 (two years ago) link

both are bad

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 11 November 2018 21:04 (two years ago) link

i dunno, petey pablo is from north carolina.

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:10 (two years ago) link

imagined a duked themed version of raise up and repulsed myself

lag∞n, Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:47 (two years ago) link

imagined coach k sitting on a chair and repulsed myself

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:56 (two years ago) link

imagined coach k saying "leadership" in the most nasally voice possible and took to the hills

lag∞n, Sunday, 11 November 2018 23:01 (two years ago) link

Late in a loss to Nichols College, Fitchburg State's Kewan Platt hit Nate Tenaglia with a right elbow. He has been suspended indefinitely and banned from campus. https://t.co/51qbaTl5oJ pic.twitter.com/BgUBu7Y4wP

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 14, 2018

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 21:41 (two years ago) link

I've never seen anything like that playing pickup, but def have been on receiving end of guys using the pretext of a basketball game to get away with assault.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 21:43 (two years ago) link

Unless Tenaglia was race-baiting Platt, I can't imagine what else would come close to justifying that hit.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 21:56 (two years ago) link

yikes villanova

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:14 (two years ago) link

pic.twitter.com/txtlCivMZQ

— Mark Strotman (@markstrot) November 15, 2018

Jeff, Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:54 (two years ago) link

If coach k can just get this scrappy bunch to buy in

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 15 November 2018 02:18 (two years ago) link

sure, they possess the raw ability -- they can jump over the backboard and make every shot. but are they willing to be molded, by careful application of polish discipline, into champions?

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 15 November 2018 02:25 (two years ago) link

i still wonder about zion size wise for the NBA but his athleticism and playmaking skill are reminiscent of ben simmons, but he's far more polished of a player

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, November 7, 2018 11:54 AM (one week ago)

yeah simmons is his best modern comp but style wise and even moreso attitude wise he's got a lot of barkley in him. insane

k3vin k., Thursday, 15 November 2018 02:30 (two years ago) link

he's now 32-for-39 from the field in three games ffs

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 November 2018 02:35 (two years ago) link

I just did the math and turns out that's really good

k3vin k., Thursday, 15 November 2018 02:51 (two years ago) link

pic.twitter.com/txtlCivMZQ

— Mark Strotman (@markstrot) November 15, 2018

wtf is this reaaaaal

lag∞n, Thursday, 15 November 2018 03:51 (two years ago) link

certainly my post about RJ vs. Zion looks pretty silly now, but in late November of 2018, it did not look nearly as silly. touche, though, i guess.

also, i didn't say Cade doesn't care, i said he looks like he doesn't care. which isn't fair; i don't know how much he cares. maybe instead i should've said i'd rather have an athletic, high-motor 6'4" guy who can play either guard position (i'm not worried about his jumper) than Cade. Cade's obviously very good and i could be way wrong.

admittedly, i am also a college basketball guy more than an NBA guy, and prob shouldn't be speculating about draft picks. i just like Suggs better as a player.

alpine static, Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:02 (one week ago) link

there’s a number of teams who are “tired of losing” and are super excited to make the playoffs this year despite having a zero percent chance of making it to the second round — hornets, knicks, bulls — and are passing up the best tanking opportunity in years

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:03 (one week ago) link

good post as usual, j0rdan, Suggs surely benefits from being surrounded by those guys.

alpine static, Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:03 (one week ago) link

ben simmons didn’t care at LSU and then got into the NBA and really cared, it can be a hard thing to judge when a guy is playing on a college team where he has to do 100% of the work for the team to be good

J0rdan S., Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:04 (one week ago) link

caring is a hard thing to judge, you certainly dont get to be one of the best 19 year old player in the world without caring, but will you have the superhuman level 24 year old caring required to be a great nba player, its very tough to judge, prob the thing that most makes the draft such a wildly chaotic science

the one exception is very tall guys can get pretty far without caring that much, tho very tall guys are pretty of out of style now, kind of funny the two best very tall guys in the nba both have seemingly non caring dispositions

lag∞n, Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:12 (one week ago) link

andrew wiggins also looked like he didn’t care haha

voodoo chili, Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:15 (one week ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:17 (one week ago) link

you never got lost in his eyes when he promised to be good at basketball

the degree of difficulty in that cade highlight video was insane, actually really good defense by #24 on OU for the majority of those looks

k3vin k., Sunday, 4 April 2021 20:49 (one week ago) link

the thing that really sold me on cade is his playmaking its not the most important thing for a 19 year old wing to be able to run the pick and roll but the fact that he can makes it obvious that hes a baller not just some long arm freak

lag∞n, Sunday, 4 April 2021 21:23 (one week ago) link

my understanding is that cade is a tall PG a la lamelo and less a wing

class project pat (m bison), Sunday, 4 April 2021 22:33 (one week ago) link

i think hes a wing but hes def got some pg skills

lag∞n, Sunday, 4 April 2021 22:35 (one week ago) link

lamelo is in his own category

lag∞n, Sunday, 4 April 2021 22:35 (one week ago) link

heartbreaker for arizona in the women's finals

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 5 April 2021 00:18 (one week ago) link

It should be a fun game tonight as long as there aren't dozens of fouls to gum up the flow. Seems like a toss-up in terms of the talent on the floor.

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:28 (one week ago) link

yeah, clearly the best two teams ... now that this is the final, i'm glad their December game got canceled. reduces the noise before and after tonight.

i figure the Zags will find a way, but will not be shocked if Baylor pulls it out.

alpine static, Monday, 5 April 2021 22:06 (one week ago) link

yeah same

lag∞n, Monday, 5 April 2021 22:07 (one week ago) link

zags have a higher true talent level, with a starting five that'll all be drafted, but baylor is a truly relentless team on both ends. could definitely see them giving the zags similar problems that ucla did.

no real rooting interest (tho the overall grossness of baylor as an institution makes me favor gonzaga a little), im just hopin for good hoops

voodoo chili, Monday, 5 April 2021 22:14 (one week ago) link

plus if gonzaga wins tonight, they go on to fight their true nemesis: king kong.

voodoo chili, Monday, 5 April 2021 22:15 (one week ago) link

every college basketball "goofy mustache man" sets himself up for the fall. baylor will win, and timme will sob on camera.

microsloth fig stimulator (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 5 April 2021 22:46 (one week ago) link

you must not be familiar with baylor's matthew mayer

voodoo chili, Monday, 5 April 2021 22:48 (one week ago) link

oh no. Michael Jordan is running out of draft picks.

microsloth fig stimulator (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 5 April 2021 22:49 (one week ago) link

lmao every team has one

lag∞n, Monday, 5 April 2021 22:50 (one week ago) link

baylor is serious

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:14 (one week ago) link

seems clear gonzaga just doesn’t have the athletes outside of suggs. timmie can’t play defense vs this team. i think gonzaga can still win tho if baylor goes cold from three... they might be the better team but are also shooting unsustainably

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:22 (one week ago) link

suggs gonna need to fully take this game over

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:38 (one week ago) link

i support it

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:41 (one week ago) link

best tweet i saw on this game so far (from midway thru the first half):

Gonzaga: we have a high scoring offense

Baylor: we lift with the football team

— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) April 6, 2021

agree Timme is a defensive problem for the Zags. and that if they're gonna come back, it's gonna have to be centered around Suggs (and free throws)

alpine static, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:47 (one week ago) link

also, every basketball team ever needs a Mark Vital

alpine static, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:49 (one week ago) link

yeah physically this isn't even close

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:49 (one week ago) link

rip

k3vin k., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:49 (one week ago) link

this game isn’t making a great case for corey kispert’s NBA future. an NBA team could prob get him some more open threes but he’s getting totally washed out by baylor’s athleticism

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:50 (one week ago) link

not a lot of ways to win in modern basketball when you’re the less athletic team, the worse three point shooting team, and the worse rebounding team

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:52 (one week ago) link

one word "backcuts"

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:54 (one week ago) link

the worse rebounding team

matt armstrong has entered the chat

k3vin k., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:55 (one week ago) link

thought exercise: put present-day andre drummond on the zags

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:59 (one week ago) link

they should have some college games where one of the teams gets to have one nba guy

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:00 (one week ago) link

gonzaga would win this game if they had bam

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:01 (one week ago) link

would pretty much solve all their problems, something to consider

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:01 (one week ago) link

xp and it should be completely random across the 450 or whatever nba players

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:02 (one week ago) link

meanwhile it seems suggs could step right into the NBA playoffs

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:03 (one week ago) link

big man named Flo Thamba, matt armstrong just inventing players at this point

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:04 (one week ago) link

in related news, i am so tired of listening to Raftery say "this kid..." after every other play.

this kid, so tough
this kid, so smart
this kid, what a player he is, huh

alpine static, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:07 (one week ago) link

welp

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:14 (one week ago) link

Oh so this is how you defend against drive n kick offense. Baylor closeouts are ridic.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:21 (one week ago) link

boring outcome, the mitchell dude on baylor looks legit tho

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:29 (one week ago) link

man baylor plays hard

baylor came out loose and confident. gonzaga came out flat and were a bit tight and tentative all game. zags catch and shoot players caught, started their motion, saw pressure coming, brought the ball back down, and looked to pass, over and over. drives got smothered. baylor allowed the zags no rhythm at all. great defensive game by baylor.

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 03:50 (one week ago) link

also baylor made all their threes

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 04:01 (one week ago) link

they are a weird mix of things old grumpy sports columnists love with 3 point ball which they hate


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