NBA FINALS 2019 |——| WARRIORS -vs- RAPTORS |——| USA -vs- CANADA

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Who you got?
https://i.imgur.com/r4YLTCI.jpg

things to keep in mind:
- KD wont be available at the beginning or maybe at all
- Boogie may be available
- Iggy will play but not clear on how bad his leg injury is
- Raptors have home court advantage

Poll Results

OptionVotes
GSW in 6 11
GSW in 5 6
GSW in 7 3
TOR in 4 2
TOR in 6 2
GSW in 4 1
TOR in 7 1
TOR in 5 0


easy ball shooter (Spottie), Sunday, 26 May 2019 04:05 (four months ago) link

cuet

Kyle Lowry's reaction to his first trip to the NBA Finals is priceless pic.twitter.com/OWI2r3MS11

— Chris Montano (@gswchris) May 26, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Sunday, 26 May 2019 04:08 (four months ago) link

Never forget that Drake has a Steph and KD’s Numbers tatted on his arm. #GIFTED #SNIPE

😈😈😈 pic.twitter.com/K8sHz3OFKX

— TheWarriorsTalk (@TheWarriorsTalk) May 26, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Sunday, 26 May 2019 04:11 (four months ago) link

another major subplot: will Pat Mccaw get revenge on the warriors?

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Sunday, 26 May 2019 04:23 (four months ago) link

I’m actually happy for the raps, glad they finally made it.

But I hope they lose and I hope drake gets sick and can’t come to any of the games

brimstead, Sunday, 26 May 2019 05:02 (four months ago) link

hm how do I root for the raptors but also for America and against drake it’s something of a quandary

Clay, Sunday, 26 May 2019 05:24 (four months ago) link

i don’t really care who wins. just hoping for a 6 or 7 game series with a couple close ones.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 26 May 2019 12:38 (four months ago) link

i consider any raptors boosterism on this board by non-canadians to be treason and a personal betrayal punishable by mean yellow cards and thread banning depending on the severity

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:10 (four months ago) link

I think golden state wins in 5 either way, but I’ll root for the raptors if KD plays

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:59 (four months ago) link

I think golden state wins in 5 either way, but I’ll root for the raptors if KD plays

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 May 2019 14:59 (four months ago) link

ive got dubs in 6. split in TO, win all the games at oracle.

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 26 May 2019 15:00 (four months ago) link

I have GSW in 6, too, just because I'm the cautious type. Could go down in 5 or even 4. They won't need KD for this one, if Dray plays like he did against the Blazers. The Dubs team defense is underrated.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 26 May 2019 19:54 (four months ago) link

raps defense has been great too obv gs is favored but this cld be a slog aka type of series dubs dont want

lag∞n, Sunday, 26 May 2019 20:21 (four months ago) link

p much raps beat bucks via great transition D which is also helpful vs dubs, weve seen how ordinary they cn be in the halfcourt

lag∞n, Sunday, 26 May 2019 20:22 (four months ago) link

the scenario in which the raps win is their D continuing at its current level and kawhi being great which is also current level

(and no further cowardice by important raptors)

lag∞n, Sunday, 26 May 2019 20:24 (four months ago) link

wildcard is kd coming back and being bad

lag∞n, Sunday, 26 May 2019 20:25 (four months ago) link

Or trying too hard to make Boogie happen.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 26 May 2019 20:47 (four months ago) link

You: tough loss for the Raptors tonight but they can come back and win this in 5.

Me: RAPTORS IN 4 💪💪💪💪

— MARK LITTLE VERY GOOD (@markmarklittle) April 13, 2019

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 26 May 2019 21:11 (four months ago) link

Danny green traditionally does well on curry. And he’s shooting like 10% so this could be an ascend to the mean type of series for him. Their defense can def slow down their attack.

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Sunday, 26 May 2019 21:57 (four months ago) link

Shots fired

Im an idiot. Ofc they took the first shot. This was WILDLY predictable pic.twitter.com/EIUS6EQ71x

— sam esfandiari (@samesfandiari) May 26, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Monday, 27 May 2019 02:34 (four months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 02:35 (four months ago) link

hahahah

call all destroyer, Monday, 27 May 2019 02:44 (four months ago) link

per my wife: "do you think drake even knows who they are?"

call all destroyer, Monday, 27 May 2019 02:46 (four months ago) link

theres no way in FUCK he doesnt know who they are, hes 33 years old and corny as hell

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Monday, 27 May 2019 02:53 (four months ago) link

he shd tell them to eat the eggs

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 02:57 (four months ago) link

F drake, mopey robot

calstars, Monday, 27 May 2019 03:01 (four months ago) link

GS in 6, unless KD comes back, in which case Raptors in 7

this thread works too

big gym sw0les (crüt), Monday, 27 May 2019 17:18 (four months ago) link

found via Blog View

big gym sw0les (crüt), Monday, 27 May 2019 17:19 (four months ago) link

kind of conflicted with this:

-general dislike all behemoth sports teams which the warriors are
-find their moving arena to sf and all the tech money involved gross
-generally root for canadian teams over teams from the US

otoh:

-warrriors are much better and are going to win
-drake

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 27 May 2019 18:19 (four months ago) link

also:

-kawhi is a snake
-kawhi's uncle is a snake
-drake rhymes with snake

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Monday, 27 May 2019 18:56 (four months ago) link

it will be kind of funny if the dubs win this one, move to sf, and then the dynasty immediately falls apart.

circles, Monday, 27 May 2019 19:19 (four months ago) link

bay area is funny its balkanized like theres no where else that has teams in bordering cities in the same metro area, like brooklyn has the nets now but no one really gives a shit abt the distinction and its all part of nyc, and ppl really didnt care when the nets were in north jersey, but in the bay theres a real cross bay thing w all the attendant cultural dynamics and so forth

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 19:37 (four months ago) link

also its funny that ppl care where basketball and baseball teams specifically play but no one cares where football teams do , 49rs are in santa clara giants and jets dont even play in the same state as the city they supposedly represent

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 19:39 (four months ago) link

patriots play in the most random lil mass town that was chosen cause its not that far from a bunch of bigger population centers

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 19:40 (four months ago) link

also being named golden state in a state that has 3 other nba teams is pretty funny, shd change the name to the bay warriors imo

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 19:43 (four months ago) link

theres also the san jose sharks, wild

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 19:43 (four months ago) link

on the one hand i respect oaklands claim to the warriors and all the race-class dynamics that inform it but on the other its normal to have the sports team play in the central city of a metro area, and also its sad that the once bohemian city of san francisco is now synonymous with intolerable rich nerds

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 19:52 (four months ago) link

it's weird to think that san francisco used to be a sort of normal city when now it's like global capitalism has thrown all of its money into a dump truck and dumped it right there. it's sort of inevitable that the warriors would move but still kind of sad.

circles, Monday, 27 May 2019 20:02 (four months ago) link

nah it’s just funny as lagoon says

brimstead, Monday, 27 May 2019 20:06 (four months ago) link

Kevin Durant is out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 27, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 27 May 2019 20:42 (four months ago) link

Guys, I talked to Transformer and turns out the games are cancelled:

The winner of the NBA Finals will be named on Saturday evening.

The NBA's commissioner will choose the winner in an event scheduled to be held at The Q in Las Vegas.

Fetchboy, Monday, 27 May 2019 21:02 (four months ago) link

I'll root for Toronto. Hope Kawhi is healthy. GS without KD is a likeable team. I hope KD doesn't play, and then goes to the Knicks next year.

I picked GS in 6

nicky lo-fi, Monday, 27 May 2019 22:59 (four months ago) link

Toronto is a lot more likable without the dude who fucked over the spurs

brimstead, Monday, 27 May 2019 23:12 (four months ago) link

If the warriors win I hope KD doesn’t play.
If the raps win I hope KD does play.

Yes I’m a bitter, bitter man.

fancy the Dirkishness of carrying Doré a round (fionnland), Monday, 27 May 2019 23:36 (four months ago) link

People really hate KD

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:03 (four months ago) link

heroes need villains

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:06 (four months ago) link

i do not hate future spur kevin durant

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:20 (four months ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:20 (four months ago) link

kd will be fine again when he is on the knicks, the only franchise with a fanbase desperate enough to rehabilitate his image

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:06 (four months ago) link

yeah steph didnt shoot well last night for sure. but dont forget he shot three full court heaves at the end of quarters so he doesnt care about his shooting %'s. im more confused by kerr not putting the ball in his hands and just letting him go to work. he had ZERO iso plays in the 4th and only a couple PNRs.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 16:47 (four months ago) link

he was below 50% FG each game of Finals, that's about all I can criticize. thought he actually played good D at a few key moments in various games.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:00 (four months ago) link

raps were swarming him and the dubs didnt have scorers to make them pay

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:18 (four months ago) link

him and dray def made some bad decisions but thats what happens when youre over matched, which of course leads to exhaustion which compounds things

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:19 (four months ago) link

otm

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:20 (four months ago) link

im proud of everyone on that team man. boogie showed a lot of ~grit~ he got us to the edge steph just didnt make the last shot

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:21 (four months ago) link

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26971803/decimated-warriors-already-unfinished-business
this klay/kd thing has me bummed today more than anything. (roughly) a year w out those two is just lame.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:22 (four months ago) link

that they stayed in the game after klay went down is a testament to their ability to hold things together w duct tape really, felt like they shdnt have been in the game all night tbh but they were

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:23 (four months ago) link

if you need a friend I'm a Bulls fan and I can offer some advice based on twenty years of experience.

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 17:24 (four months ago) link

Only one player in NBA history had more triple-doubles in a single postseason than Draymond Green's six this year. Wilt Chamberlain.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:26 (four months ago) link

Klay and Kevin should start a podcast

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:27 (four months ago) link

draymonds whole playoff run was awesome. if its just he and steph and some dudes next year he'll have to be like that night in and night out... which just ups his risk of injury too

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:29 (four months ago) link

Snapped Bros xp

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:29 (four months ago) link

if you need a friend I'm a Bulls fan and I can offer some advice based on twenty years of experience.

― omar little, Friday, June 14, 2019 10:24 AM (five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol thx altho ive been a warriors fan long enough to be able to really appreciate this run. im just happy every year my team makes the playoffs tbqh

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 17:30 (four months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9CSjthUwAA9gGX.jpg

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:03 (four months ago) link

yup pretty much

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:04 (four months ago) link

raps were swarming him and the dubs didnt have scorers to make them pay

truth. even his primary defender was v good to elite. he's a phenomenal offensive player. lotta ppl get a lil thrill at criticizing him, same as they do w Bron, Kobe, MJ etc.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:27 (four months ago) link

yeah it comes with the territory for the goats

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:28 (four months ago) link

steph is so cute tho its rude hes just a lil guy

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:29 (four months ago) link

Curry is the least weird energy guy of all the GOATs afaict

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:29 (four months ago) link

i mean i love MJ forever but he is *strange*

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:29 (four months ago) link

kobe and mj are straight sociopaths, steph and bron seem pretty chill all things considered, and of course kobe has no business being in this conversation

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:31 (four months ago) link

Bird seems v normal and chill, tho don't know if he's at GOAT level in everyone's book

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:31 (four months ago) link

I think Olajuwan falls in line with Curry in terms of non-weird GOAT energy.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:32 (four months ago) link

lebro is pretty normal yeah but hes had some weird energy moments for sure. steph is just an every day dude for the most part.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 18:32 (four months ago) link

steph is just beautiful to watch. even tho i was standing for canada, best part was watching him

flopson, Friday, 14 June 2019 18:48 (four months ago) link

do they measure players' distance traveled? i would be interested to see how much more ground he covers in a game/season than an average player

mookieproof, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:09 (four months ago) link

i kind of ended up on the bandwagon after all with this series so last night was very fun for me. as sad as it is for gsw fans with with those big injuries i can't help but think that this was probably it for the raptors, they'll lose leonard and end up being a team that makes the playoffs but isn't a real contender (not the worse thing in the world, of course)

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Friday, 14 June 2019 19:14 (four months ago) link

also, thinking in glass-half-full terms: they had one shot and they took it, and that doesn't go away

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Friday, 14 June 2019 19:14 (four months ago) link

seems like a bargain that every non-spoiled fanbase would take in a heartbeat

frogbs, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:18 (four months ago) link

kawhi is prob the only star in the league i cld see taking off after winning a ring, like he wldnt even think it was weird, but u gotta think the raps have a good shot at retaining him, they just won it all!

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:19 (four months ago) link

idk i think Kawhi can leave Toronto a hero with no hard feelings which will make it somewhat easier, the fanbase knew going into this season that he was likely to bolt and this is just the best-case scenario for them and also for him. I think if the Raps lost this series and then he left it would be so much harder on them (and a bit harder on him).

omar little, Friday, 14 June 2019 19:46 (four months ago) link

I don’t care if Kawhi goes to LA, I’d rather keep him if possible but really as long as Ujiri is at the helm that’s what matters.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 14 June 2019 20:14 (four months ago) link

Duncan also is a goat and while his energy may be weird it’s in a positive and endearing way.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 14 June 2019 20:15 (four months ago) link

would totally chill w Duncan and idk check out an OMD tribute band while drinking Asti Spumanti on a dock or something

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 June 2019 20:22 (four months ago) link

^is what I would say if I was a contestant on the dating game w him I guess

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 June 2019 20:24 (four months ago) link

im sure hed appreciate u taking the time to understand him

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 21:57 (four months ago) link

Major respect to Masai for shoving that cop out of his way.

Fetchboy, Friday, 14 June 2019 22:31 (four months ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 22:59 (four months ago) link

wow didnt know lagoon was at the game last night

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 14 June 2019 23:00 (four months ago) link

wanting dray to get ejected because he has a bad personality is people power actually

lag∞n, Friday, 14 June 2019 23:04 (four months ago) link

This sums up how much of a nightmare the parade (which ended with a shooting) was today:

http://torontosun.com/sports/basketball/nba/toronto-raptors/simmons-parade-was-a-disaster-on-many-levels

We brought the whole school down to the gym to watch it this morning, but because nothing was happening forever, the kids understandably got noisier and noisier, until everyone headed back to their own classes to watch. By mid-afternoon, the players were still making their way to Nathan Phillips Square.

clemenza, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:40 (three months ago) link

dude - the sun?! we're better than this.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 06:16 (three months ago) link

what a cluster fuck tho, seriously. on the bright side i got to leave work early because so much of downtown was fucked.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 06:17 (three months ago) link

The Sun's terrible except for sports, where they tend to cover stuff much more in depth (for years, pre-internet, they were the only place you could get detailed baseball stats). I thought Simmons captured yesterday pretty well.

clemenza, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 14:09 (three months ago) link

why is he so happy Brett Hull wasn't there? Huh?

maffew12, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 14:29 (three months ago) link

There were 2 million people in the streets. The shooting was despicable but it was an isolated incident. Yes, it was hot and slow, but that all was forgotten once the buses crawled past and the crowd exploded in cheers. The feeling of community was intense; everyone decked in Raptors merch like it was the uniform in a communist country. It was thrilling; many workplaces (like mine) were empty most of the day, everyone watching from somewhere, and the good vibes lasted all afternoon. And fuck the Sun. They're probably bitter their boy was booed by 65K at Nathan Phillips and snubbed by Masai on the parade route.

dinnerboat, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:05 (three months ago) link

nice

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:43 (three months ago) link

I wouldn't pin that on the Sun (again, I know the many problems with the Sun). I'm sure everyone experienced yesterday differently, and if you were there, I'm glad you had a great time. Watching on TV, though, they seemed quite unprepared for the crowd, the whole thing seemed interminable, and the shooting was the final negative, not the first.

clemenza, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 18:03 (three months ago) link


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