NBA 2020-21 reg season 1st half thread

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let's run it back

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 21 December 2020 17:16 (eight months ago) link

lakers in 6

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 21 December 2020 17:17 (eight months ago) link

Zach Lowe listed the Nuggets as contenders 👀

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 21 December 2020 18:20 (eight months ago) link

They are. Nuggets fans deserve their anticipatory excitement.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Monday, 21 December 2020 18:48 (eight months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/VgpbrnQ.jpg

micah, Monday, 21 December 2020 23:25 (eight months ago) link

tonight!

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:09 (eight months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/rBpKibf.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:12 (eight months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/1eJstwy.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:13 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eo01T6iUUAArazH?format=jpg&name=large

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:16 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eo1dEyAUcAAOC2X?format=jpg&name=large

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:17 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EecoK3DWkAYEh7x?format=jpg&name=900x900

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:17 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYuBXRzXYAUQE8v?format=jpg&name=900x900

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:17 (eight months ago) link

https://vtvogue.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/image-1.cj_.png?w=326

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:21 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELJsg0hXkAIdNw0?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:22 (eight months ago) link

https://i.redd.it/lev8lcfc9k731.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:31 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6F8hbHXoAETcRI.jpg

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:32 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eoz_HyiXEAICR4s?format=jpg&name=medium

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:35 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ep2Z3s_XYAExmb_?format=jpg&name=900x900

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:37 (eight months ago) link

lol @ that Morey picture.

Cortex the Killer (PBKR), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:41 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ek9w79qUUAAEknz.jpg:large

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:46 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EoVuxsEXMBkZ24I?format=jpg&name=900x900

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:02 (eight months ago) link

v excited 4 meaningful hoop games 2night

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:12 (eight months ago) link

nuggets will win the nba playoffs

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:19 (eight months ago) link

lol that derrick white pic

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:23 (eight months ago) link

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/15/56/70/20377133/3/420x0.jpg

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:25 (eight months ago) link

great thread so far

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:52 (eight months ago) link

friends there are TWO contests TONIGHT featuring some of the PREMIER basketball talents of the national basketball association

trans-panda express (m bison), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 18:59 (eight months ago) link

BALL

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:17 (eight months ago) link

but can Alex Caruso continue that dominance in a non bubble season? xp

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:18 (eight months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/6iDqisV.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:18 (eight months ago) link

giant rubio scary as hell

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:31 (eight months ago) link

Watch James Harden Attend Maskless Stripper Christmas Party After Throwing Basketball at Teammate; Adam Silver Had Instructed NBA Players to Stay Away From COVID Booty & Strip Clubs; How Party Host Exposed Him on Instagram (Exclusive Video-IG) https://t.co/4huOgFXH6C pic.twitter.com/dTZNdvmBco

— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) December 22, 2020

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:47 (eight months ago) link

the whole throwing basketball at teammate thing and how they keep bring it up is hilarious imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:55 (eight months ago) link

COVID booty

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 19:56 (eight months ago) link

[anyone dunks]

kenny: that's a 50

Clay, Monday, 8 March 2021 03:00 (six months ago) link

TBH this wasn’t the most exciting Slam Dunk competition I’ve ever seen. 🤷🏾‍♂️

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 8, 2021

shocking tweet from magic

call all destroyer, Monday, 8 March 2021 03:19 (six months ago) link

NBA 2020-21 reg season 1st half thread

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The time approaches.

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Monday, 8 March 2021 04:13 (six months ago) link

Steph dame and cp made that game watchable. The end of the first half when Steph and CP went b2b alleyoops then Steph and dame went back to back half court shots was so fun. Jokic prancing around was fun too.

This Steph-LeBron pic 😭 #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/ITVcZM87k3

— ESPN (@espn) March 8, 2021

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 8 March 2021 15:39 (six months ago) link

it was funny when all the little guys dunked

lag∞n, Monday, 8 March 2021 15:52 (six months ago) link

i didnt know CP could still dunk

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 8 March 2021 16:34 (six months ago) link

it was even a fine dunk like not one of those barely slip it over w one hand deals

lag∞n, Monday, 8 March 2021 16:37 (six months ago) link

loved this pettiness

Chris Paul hates James Harden
pic.twitter.com/VpDYTBVUPQ

— 🏀 (@dribblecity) March 8, 2021

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 8 March 2021 16:42 (six months ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Monday, 8 March 2021 16:44 (six months ago) link

the only dude out there playing defense bc fuck james harden

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 8 March 2021 17:09 (six months ago) link

lol, they gave him the lane for the dunk too

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 8 March 2021 17:28 (six months ago) link

lol, they gave him the lane for the dunk too

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 8 March 2021 17:28 (six months ago) link

meyers did an oops

Meyers Leonard says racial slurs while playing CoD pic.twitter.com/WHwUnbV0pR

— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) March 9, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:49 (six months ago) link

that is......unsurprising

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:52 (six months ago) link

So many layers of stupidity there.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:55 (six months ago) link

folks, I present to you,,,, the national anthem stander

Clay, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 20:56 (six months ago) link

someone get bari weiss on the line, she needs to get her cape back from the dry cleaner asap

class project pat (m bison), Tuesday, 9 March 2021 21:28 (six months ago) link

He can always play in the big 3

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 23:47 (six months ago) link

i've encountered some anti-semitism, but i've never been called the k word. that's some deep, deep racism right there, not entry-level.

caek or daeth (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 March 2021 23:53 (six months ago) link

yeah was thinking if thats what youve got on the tip of your tongue

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:37 (six months ago) link

interested to see if the league does anything

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:41 (six months ago) link

Meyers Leonard posted this statement after saying an anti-Semitic slur during his Twitch stream.

(via @MeyersLeonard/ IG) pic.twitter.com/9FNjrr3O1S

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 10, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:43 (six months ago) link

gtfo w/ i didn't know what the word means

Clay, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:52 (six months ago) link

a customer threw that word at me at work a couple years ago and it was gross and violent and he got thrown the fuck out of the place and i am not even jewish, but i've never heard that word come out of anybody who didn't know exactly what they were saying and doing

Clay, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:54 (six months ago) link

i suppose it may be fair that it might be "just a word you hear when you play a lot of videogames online" but i think any person above 8 who has played a videogame online must assume that any word they hear spitefully in that sphere is by nature going to be a derogatory slur

Clay, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:57 (six months ago) link

some pro crisis pr def in the mix there

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 00:59 (six months ago) link

riley repelling out if a chopper

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 01:01 (six months ago) link

this guy called it

Meyers Leonard's brain paused for a full second, carefully filtered through his hate speech ammo, and decided to load the chamber with anti-semitism. All on a live stream that he set up himself. The incoming "I had no idea what that word meant" apology is about to be a doozy

— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) March 9, 2021

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 01:04 (six months ago) link

ha wow

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 01:05 (six months ago) link

count me in as another jew who has never heard "kike" used conversationally before, what a putz.
it's a strange word! it's 140+ years in usage and it doesn't mean much of anything!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kike

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 02:15 (six months ago) link

The Heat say Meyers Leonard will be away from the team indefinitely as the NBA conducts an investigation into Leonard’s use of an anti-Semitic slur on a video game live stream and the team issued the following statement: pic.twitter.com/EuB8QtweIv

— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) March 10, 2021

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 03:25 (six months ago) link

i forgot about how it is miami HEAT

Clay, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 03:26 (six months ago) link

youre supposed to yell it

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 03:28 (six months ago) link

meyers has a weird amount of equity with the media for a 9th man so this will be fun

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 03:35 (six months ago) link

I hope this guy never plays in the league again.

perhaps I myself was the object of my search (PBKR), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 13:12 (six months ago) link

On top of everything else he’s extremely dirty, basically a goon

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 13:16 (six months ago) link

lol, twitch banned him too. schlemiel.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 16:37 (six months ago) link

he needs someone to slap the shit out of him imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 17:04 (six months ago) link

meyers has a weird amount of equity with the media for a 9th man so this will be fun

― call all destroyer, Tuesday, March 9, 2021

sounds about white

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 17:05 (six months ago) link

so this:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/04/sports/basketball/overtime-league-high-school-pay.html

A new basketball league backed by a sports media company is entering the intensifying debate over whether student-athletes should be paid, by starting a venture offering high school basketball players $100,000 salaries to skip college.

The league, Overtime Elite, formed under the auspices of the sports media company Overtime, would compete directly with the N.C.A.A. for the nation’s top high school boys by employing about 30 of them, who would circumvent the behemoth of college sports.

Overtime will offer each athlete, some as young as 16, a minimum of $100,000 annually, as well as a signing bonus and a small number of shares in Overtime’s larger business. The company will also provide health and disability insurance, and set aside $100,000 in college scholarship money for each player — in case any decide not to pursue basketball professionally.

The trade-off is major: The players who accept the deal will forfeit their ability to play high school or college basketball.

“People have been saying things need to change, and we are the ones changing it,” said Dan Porter, the chief executive of Overtime.

Overtime is diving into an argument that has roiled American sports for generations — whether it’s appropriate for pro sports leagues to lure young athletes out of high school and college with big checks, or for colleges to exploit the talents of athletes for big money without compensating them beyond attendance costs.

Since the 2006 draft, players have not been able to go directly to the N.B.A. after high school — they do not become eligible to be drafted until the year they turn 19 or at least one N.B.A. season after their high school graduation year.

For decades, the N.C.A.A.’s rules on amateurism, now under challenge in courts and in state legislatures, have held back a swell of money from flooding toward young elite athletes. The system has always had fissures, and they have grown in recent years as federal and state lawmakers and the N.C.A.A. have considered some changes to let athletes earn some more money.

You may not have ever heard of Overtime — especially if you are, say, over 30 — but if you are a sports fan you have almost certainly seen its videos.

If a crazy highlight or moment from a high school game floated across one of your social media feeds, it was probably filmed by Overtime. If you saw any dunks from Zion Williamson before he played for Duke, they were probably filmed by Overtime. The company says its videos are viewed almost two billion times each month.

Overtime, which was founded in 2016 and got an early investment from David Stern, the former N.B.A. commissioner, has made connections with young prospects by building its presence in high school gyms across the country, where filming rights are essentially free and the competition not nearly the same as the ever-shifting battle among media behemoths to televise college and professional sports.

Overtime’s videographers are recognized by the players. Laurence Marsach, more commonly known as Overtime Larry and the host of many Overtime videos, is highly popular among fans of youth basketball. The Overtime “O” logo is a stamp of approval online, with teens and tweens even throwing it up in the background of their videos.

The new league, Overtime Elite, most resembles soccer academies in Europe and elsewhere. The players, and possibly their families, will move to one city — Overtime says it is selecting between two choices — to live and train together. Overtime will hire education staffers to teach the athletes and help them get high school diplomas. A basketball operations division will include coaches and trainers and will be led by Brandon Williams, the former N.B.A. player who was also previously a front office executive for the Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings. The commissioner is Aaron Ryan, a former longtime N.B.A. league office executive.

No players have been signed yet — so as not to ruin their eligibility during the current high school basketball season. But Porter and Zack Weiner, Overtime’s president, are confident that many of the top players ages 16 to 18 will join.

“We think our system will be amazing for their basketball development,” Weiner said. “Will every single player make the N.B.A.? Maybe not every single one of them, but the large majority will become professionals.”

But there are almost as many risks as there are benefits for the young athletes. Most start-up professional sports leagues, no matter how innovative, fail. Overtime Elite will require tens of millions of dollars to operate on the scale its founders envision, but if it does not succeed, its athletes could be left with nowhere to play.

“We are genuine in really investing in hiring really serious and legitimate people to run every aspect of the company,” Porter said. “I don’t want to mess around with kids’ lives. I don’t want people to mess around with my kids’ lives. There is a moral obligation that goes with that.”

Weiner said the company is “extremely well capitalized” to start the league. Overtime, Porter added, raised a “meaningful” amount of cash in a previously undisclosed funding round last fall, and planned to use it to pay players, hire employees and lease housing, office, gym and education spaces.

Some details on what the league will actually look like or how fans can watch are still unsettled. There will be no permanent teams, but instead dynamic rosters within the league, and Porter and Weiner envision some sort of barnstorming tour of Europe. Games will no doubt be viewable online, but Overtime promises the games themselves and content around them won’t look too similar to typical basketball telecasts.

Overtime Elite isn’t the only basketball league that spies opportunity in the shifting rules around amateurism and a desire by players to get paid immediately. David West, a former N.B.A. player, has started the Professional Collegiate League, and the N.B.A.’s development league has recently begun courting top 18-year-olds who want to skip college altogether on their way to the N.B.A.

But Overtime Elite is the first serious league aimed at paying high school players, LaVar Ball’s failed Junior Basketball Association notwithstanding.

Porter and Weiner talk down the idea that they are challenging high school state athletic associations, the N.C.A.A., high school coaches and the many other entities invested in the current system.

“We are not against the N.C.A.A.,” Carmelo Anthony, an Overtime investor and member of its board of directors, said in an interview. “We are not against the N.B.A. We are not trying to hurt those guys or come at them. We want the support of the N.B.A. and N.C.A.A. Eventually we are going to need those guys anyway.”

Anthony has an interesting perspective on Overtime Elite in part because, for all of the trade-offs of college sports, he is one of its most visible success stories. He played college basketball for one season with Syracuse, won the N.C.A.A. tournament for the university’s first championship, improved his draft stock and got a huge boost in name recognition.

“Going to college and playing college basketball is what it is,” he said. “It never will change. The concept of Overtime Elite is not to disrupt that, but to give these kids opportunities because they are taking control of their own brands and what they do, and social media becoming so powerful. Why not embrace that?”

Perhaps the biggest challenge for Overtime, besides convincing enough elite players to join its league and enough consumers to watch high school basketball, is the floodgates opening to alternative ways for players to make money while also playing for high school and college teams.

Under rising pressure from Washington and the nation’s statehouses, some of which have already approved legislation to require defiance of existing N.C.A.A. rules, the association spent months crafting new policies only to postpone votes that were planned for January.

The turmoil within the N.C.A.A. is unfolding as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments this month about whether the association may limit education-related benefits for top football and basketball players. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers have been circulating a range of proposals that could set a national standard for name, image and likeness rules, including some particularly aggressive ideas to give athletes a bigger slice of the industry’s profits (Congress is not expected to act imminently and no proposal has advanced beyond a committee).

The political forces were already complicating the long-term strategy of the N.C.A.A., which makes most of its money from its signature men’s basketball tournament. Overtime Elite, if it can succeed, would make the N.C.A.A.’s chase for players even more difficult.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 17:18 (six months ago) link

i get the arguments here but i can't help feeling like this is totally dystopian

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 17:25 (six months ago) link

I'm investing in Undertime: the basketball league for those as young as 8. Nothing gets me hyped like watching a little kids shooting 30% airball a bunch of threes.

perhaps I myself was the object of my search (PBKR), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 17:36 (six months ago) link

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perhaps I myself was the object of my search (PBKR), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 17:36 (six months ago) link

i'm all for alternatives to the ncaa but i doubt there's enough money out there to make teenage minor league basketball profitable

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 10 March 2021 18:15 (six months ago) link

They should create a league where the younger your players, the more you get. Like you could have 27 5yo against Giannis.

perhaps I myself was the object of my search (PBKR), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 18:20 (six months ago) link

And no fouls, so the kids can swarm.

perhaps I myself was the object of my search (PBKR), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 18:21 (six months ago) link

100 horse size ducks vs giannis

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 18:34 (six months ago) link

Based on the t few posts, I think ILH is mentally prepared for the 2nd half of the season.

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 19:05 (six months ago) link

^^

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 19:57 (six months ago) link


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