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xxp i know! but that's how it goes

mookieproof, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:46 (six months ago) link

very sad!

xp to goon, i should also add as well that I am a complete nba junky. the warriors were so bad for so long i learned to just love watching nba hoops in any form, still do. i mean, i still watch a lot of suns games...

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:47 (six months ago) link

league pass is such a game changer, i watched so many knicks games in my life, rough lol

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:50 (six months ago) link

during the we believe era warriors i would watch reg season games by using this one random link that i got from some warriors chat room. i would open the link then type into a blank chat box what game i wanted to watch, supposedly went to some dude in germany... then a link would be sent back within a few minutes and i had exactly 60 seconds to copy/paste the url into a very specific version of windows media player and the game would open. couldnt make the window full screen so it was like 1/10 of the monitor space but i didnt care, i needed my fix.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:57 (six months ago) link

<3

mookieproof, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:59 (six months ago) link

lol nice, i had cable + league pass for a year and basically went into an nba coma waking up on the couch confused in the middle of the night and so forth

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:00 (six months ago) link

no such thing as too much hoop

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:25 (six months ago) link

league pass is such a game changer, i watched so many knicks games in my life, rough lol

― lag∞n, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:50 PM (fifty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Knicks Lakers the other night was deeply painful -- turnovers like every three runs! Just bad, embarrassing, pickup team level play. I imagine a lot of the games are like that but I don't watch that many.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:44 (six months ago) link

yeah especially late in the season

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 19:26 (six months ago) link

lotta crap teams start shutting down their best players at the end and you get a lot of mediocre rookie showcasing and 10-day g league call-ups. It can get really ugly. but you are often left with questions like: is mudiay good now? is colin sexton gonna be ok in this league? how did elfrid payton get 5 triple doubles in a row? etc

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 19:36 (six months ago) link

lol i love the late season random stat games tbh

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:03 (six months ago) link

I've come reeeeally close to pulling the trigger on League Pass for like 8 straight years I think but still haven't done it, honestly between NBATV, TNT and ESPN there is pretty much 1-2 games on every night and I'm not terribly picky about who I watch.

Living in NC I am nominally a Hornets fan but this year has been a pain in the ass because I don't have traditional cable and my Playstation Vue doesn't get whatever rando regional sports channel that carries Hornets games. So I've literally watched them less than any other team this year because they're blacked out on the very rare occasion they appear on one of the national sports networks. This is all probably for the best. I saw them twice in person last season and they got smoked both times, once understandably by the Raps but once by the damn Nets.

I think the avidity of my NBA fandom has definitely peaked in the last few years, maybe in part due to the fact that I've dropped baseball as a sport I follow and I only get into college hoops in March. Honestly a big part of it too has been getting into NBA podcasts, especially the Lowe Post but also some of The Ringer's stuff, it just makes following the sport more enjoyable when there's a lot of smart content out there about it (same has been true for me with the NFL).

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:31 (six months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team:

Bulls

— Why is that team your #1:

Cause grew up in Chicago 'burbs. I was 6 when MJ was a rookie, 20 when he retired from Bulls 2nd time, so whole childhood was MJ Bulls.

— Who's your side-piece(s):

Don't have one. Respect the hell out of Pop and Spurs though. If Bulls aren't playing, I just root for good ball/close game/that player who annoys me to lose in comical fashion.

— How, when, why you got into the NBA:

See above re: 6 yr old me and MJ rookie. !st games I remember watching though were when MJ came back from fractured foot; I was so annoyed with his minutes restriction.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:51 (six months ago) link

HAWKS. moved to atlanta from charlotte when i was eight and right in the middle of the classic nique/doc/spud/moses years. don't fuck with sidepieces and really don't watch much ball unless the hawks are playing. became weirdly invested during the rebuilding years of the early 2000s and haven't backed off since.

my son is two and is already asking me to watch trae highlights. when he shoots on his little basketball goal he yells trae highlights when it leaves his hand. this is how it should be.

Heez, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 20:53 (six months ago) link

aw go lil man

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:06 (six months ago) link

very nice.

my kids are arizona natives so i (kinda) want them to choose their own team, i try not to fill their minds with too much warriors homerism. they have chosen wisely thus far, obv with gentle nudging + praying to steph curry every morning and night.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:16 (six months ago) link

reddit.com/nbastreams is consistently great if you don't mind watching games on your computer

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:30 (six months ago) link

er... r/nbastrems w/e

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:31 (six months ago) link

STREAMS

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:31 (six months ago) link

rae streamerds

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:32 (six months ago) link

celtics, saw bird play in the old garden w my dad etc, have p much been a hardcore fan since, watching many games in even the direst of todd day dee brown type seasons

Same same same, but sub “grandpa” for “dad” and “jeered at” for “saw”

rb (soda), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:53 (six months ago) link

no flex zone

https://i.imgur.com/hP2KjK6.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:53 (six months ago) link

dont be rude to larry bird please thank you

lag∞n, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:53 (six months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team: Dubs
— Why is that team your #1: Moved to the east bay in the '90s and slowly warmed to them.
— Who's your side-piece(s): I considered myself a Pistons fan in the Bad Boys era and also liked the Knicks, but mostly watched the Lakers since they were on TV regularly. Pretended to not enjoy the Lakers due to anti-LA bias. These days: My fantasy teams/players.
— Why they are your side-piece(s): $
— How, when, why you got into the NBA: Pretty much got into NBA/MLB/NFL as soon as I noticed they existed. Went to a few San Diego Clippers games as a tyke.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 21:57 (six months ago) link

"celtics, saw bird play in the old garden w my dad etc" is p much as good a tagline as it gets for sports fandom

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 16:58 (six months ago) link

yeah theres some great stuff in this thread.

really liked jordans miami sports breakdown, had never thought of or heard any of that.

didnt know aimless was around for the golden years of the nba! its kinda weird to me that the nba hasnt uploaded a full archive of all games played or something. would love to watch some games from the 60s-70s.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:04 (six months ago) link

yeah even before YouTube was a thing I thought NBA should put up all its old games online. but there are a LOT on YouTube. I watched a '71 Bucks Finals game not that long ago.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:16 (six months ago) link

i watched a celtics-lakers russell-wilt finals game over the summer and...... it was so bad, no offense to the legends and what not but russell looked like he had never held a basketball before

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:19 (six months ago) link

sadly i'm a bit too young to have gotten to see larry bird, i did go to some games in the old garden with my dad but it was during like the dee brown era

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:21 (six months ago) link

there was a couple years in there where the celtics were playing smallball just cause their roster was bad and tommy called them "the mighty mights" lol really trying to be optimistic

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:24 (six months ago) link

mighty mites i guess makes more sense actually lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 17:25 (six months ago) link

Celtics are one of my earliest sports memories. Watched the Celtics/Rockets finals in a bar (!) with my dad.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:03 (six months ago) link

nice, kinda left field that 2 of the 3 bird era titles came vs the rockets

also kinda left field that the year before the celtics beat them in the finals for the first time they beat them in the eastern conf playoffs https://www.landofbasketball.com/head_to_head_gl/rockets_vs_celtics_game_log_pl.htm

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:07 (six months ago) link

my earliest celtics memory is when reggie lewis died :(

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:09 (six months ago) link

that was sad rip

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:11 (six months ago) link

I think I only got to see MJ play in person twice, once at old Chicago Stadium once at United Center.
Chicago Stadium game was last game of the 88-89 season vs the Cavs, so it was just before those 2 teams met in Playoffs for "The Shot". Went with my neighbor and his parents, and this kid was goofing around and totally blocked my view of MJ doing a stylin reverse breakaway dunk. I'm still kinda mad about that!
UC game was during Rodman era, won tix via supermarket drawing, sat in lower skybox, Rodman had like 26 boards.
So that means my parents never paid to take me to a single game wtf what is the statute of limitations for child abuse??

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:40 (six months ago) link

recall seeing the shot at an applebees for some reason

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:41 (six months ago) link

lolol
I was up in my room watching the game on lil tv that I recently got as a hand-me-down. Don't know why I wasn't watching with my mom in family room cause she was a fan too. We were about to go out to dinner at pizza place mom n dad would go to when they were dating. So maybe she was busy getting ready to go out and my sisters took control of main tv. I remember jumping around on my yellow shag carpeting after he won it.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:48 (six months ago) link

So that means my parents never paid to take me to a single game wtf what is the statute of limitations for child abuse??

― A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:40 AM (five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol wow you need to confront them, might need a psychiatrist to talk this one through together to make sure nothing is left unsaid.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 18:48 (six months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team:

Chicago Bulls, may god have mercy on my soul

— Why is that team your #1:

I always loved MJ but I remember watching them in the finals against the Lakers and it really took hold then. I was 14 I guess? The Layup was the big moment for me in that series. I watched every game through high school. I loved all those guys: Pippen of course, just a quiet assassin out there. Horace Grant, who maybe isn’t as beloved in Chicago as you’d imagine: Bulls fans remember him going to the Magic during their extremely failed attempt at supplanting the Bulls as the next EC dynasty. Armstrong, Cartwright (who seemed at the time like an ancient wizard out there against Hakeem, Ewing, Robinson, etc. Even Parish), Paxton, and so on.

— Who's your side-piece(s):

The Spurs for sure.

— Why they are your side-piece(s):

I just admire that organization and generally speaking they’ve always been a likable group. Up til Kawhi got weird. Pop is incredible. Duncan and Robinson were amazing. Have made the playoffs in 22 straight seasons now, in 42 out of 46 seasons in the NBA. The Lakers have missed the playoffs six times....in the past six seasons!

— How, when, why you got into the NBA:

Answered up there a bit but it was actually maybe a bit earlier, I loved watching Jordan, Bird, Johnson, Barkley, that golden era of centers who averaged 28 ppg and 14 boards. Late period Moses Malone and Erving and Abdul-Jabbar. A great time to enter into the game.

omar little, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 19:43 (six months ago) link

I was so MJ/Bulls focused early on + it was so much easier to not keep up with the NBA as a whole + Finals were always when summer vacation began so I was never inside in front of a TV = missed those mid 80s Lakers/Celts series. That's def something YouTube has been great for.

But re: "so much easier to not keep up with the NBA", the upshot was that these players (esp West Conf players) who you rarely saw play took on near-mythic qualities. Like who the fck is this Fat Lever guy, how does he get these numbers they just put on the screen while he's shooting a FT?? There was a lot more mystery, esp for a kid.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 19:54 (six months ago) link

my earliest celtics memory is when reggie lewis died :(

― ciderpress, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:09 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that was sad rip

― lag∞n, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:11 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hate this day.

(sorry, couldn't resist).

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:01 (six months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team: Warriors

— Why is that team your #1: Been in SF for 7 years. And Steph. And Klay.

— Who's your side-piece(s): Pelicans

— Why they are your side-piece(s): I'm from NOLA. They weren't around when I was growing up and I didn't have any room in my heart/life to be a fan of any other team than the Saints so I didn't really give them a second thought until I got into NBA a few years ago. Kings/Clippers are my tertiary faves because they're young and fun.

— How, when, why you got into the NBA: Got swept up in Stephmania during the unanimous season and have only missed a couple games since. It helped that the Warriors' rise coincided with a period that I was having a harder and harder time justifying following the NFL. Lebron going supernova and the Game 7 crushing loss felt so familiar to me as a Saints fan that I think it was the final ingredient in completing the graft of my loyalty from the Saints over to the Dubs. That said, the more I watch and learn about the game the less team-loyal and more player/system-fan I become. It is a beautiful game to behold.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:43 (six months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team: Lakers
— Why is that team your #1: born and raised in LA and some of the earliest memories are listening to chick Hearn on that radio during showtime era
— Who's your side-piece(s): the LOL knicks , idk i just want them to be good but they arent
— Why they are your side-piece(s): get to go see them at MSG at least once a year
— How, when, why you got into the NBA: grandpa was s huge Dodger and Lakers fan

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:52 (six months ago) link

I'm not sure why/how I got into the NBA when I did. I think watching Lebron in the 07 ECF, where he just kicked the Pistons' asses in that one game. That was cool. Even though the 07 finals were supposedly boring I enjoyed watching the Spurs do their thing. I actually missed the 'we believe' dubs series by a hair. So I got into them pre-God mode Curry...the Anthony Randolph/Corey Maggette era lol. Loved watching Monta do his crazy shit, driving like a maniac. Honestly still amazed how quickly it turned around. Good grief, Kwame Brown, signing an offer sheet for Deandre Jordan...I still remember when Steph got his first triple double, grabbing a rebound right as the game ended, not even realizing it until Turiaf or somebody rubbed his head and congratulated him. As you can see I'm really defensive about accusations of fairweatherness.

And Spottie's right, David Lee deserves much dub nation love, I was sad when he left but it had to happen.

brimstead, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:58 (six months ago) link

he even unlocked the code in the 2015 finals! got draymond out of his weird funk and showed him the path to breaking the defense down.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:05 (six months ago) link

I know he's a cue anon guy or whatever but having Bogut back has increased my affection for this year's team quite a bit.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:12 (six months ago) link

i agree for some reason, it feels good idk why.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:13 (six months ago) link

Hi ILH lurker delurking for a sec

— Who's your #1 team:

Houston Rockets

— Why is that team your #1:— How, when, why you got into the NBA:

My first post university job was working the night shift at a petrol station, there was a radio there and reception was p shitty but for some reason one night i stumbled across some station for overseas US military personnel, on long wave i think, that had commentary on that year's NBA Finals and just from hearing 2 or 3 games from that series I found myself rooting for Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets. Can't say that I've always followed them assiduously in every season since but they're still my team and I love James Harden boneheaded non defensive plays and all.

— Who's your side-piece(s):— Why they are your side-piece(s):

76ers cos Iverson. Mavs cos Dirk.

Mostly tend to root for players, and occasionally coaches (i see you Pop and Stan Van) rather than teams maybe because I'm not American and have no local affiliation although the majority of players I like are Euros so that's a local affiliation of sorts.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:19 (six months ago) link

we have a rockets fan! welcome oscar

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:21 (six months ago) link

dang, 46 votes? show yourselves you cowards

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:02 (five months ago) link

46 votes!?!? xp!!

Clay, Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:04 (five months ago) link

ILH has got some lurkers

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:09 (five months ago) link

i voted so:

— Who's your #1 team: Bulls
— Why is that team your #1: grew up in northern IN, which is closer to Chicago than Indy. MJ was dominant.
— Who's your side-piece(s): I loved the Hornets when younger. I like to watch the celtics these days.
— Why they are your side-piece(s): hornets: for their gear and later on for the 'My Brother and Me' ties. celtics: IN ties. grew up watching all of the epic Larry Bird VHS docs with my dad. I like Brad. I also like to know what Bill Simmons is complaining about on his podcast.
— How, when, why you got into the NBA: Larry Bird VHS docs. pistol pete instructional videos.

Fictitious Business Name: (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:45 (five months ago) link

ilh lurkers fear the yellow card imo

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Friday, 19 April 2019 19:39 (five months ago) link

my yellow cards are literally carrying this message board franchise right now, have you read the politics threads???

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 19 April 2019 19:41 (five months ago) link

this thread gives me heavy nostalgia for '90s NBA, there were so many gods walking the court at that time

omar little, Friday, 19 April 2019 19:53 (five months ago) link

the yellow card is a badge of honor

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Friday, 19 April 2019 19:59 (five months ago) link

indeed a yellow card rules i'm just saying the lurkers are a-scared of em

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:26 (five months ago) link

i dont believe you????

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:26 (five months ago) link

idk im making it up. i was a-scared of it until i realized they are in fact a tasty treat! and now i post

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:27 (five months ago) link

Who's your #1 team: Spurs
— Why is that team your #1: went to college in SA in the 90s
— Who's your side-piece(s): Bulls, Hawks
— Why they are your side-piece(s): lived in those places, lived in the Bay Area too but I never really got that the warriors were local because I am dumb
— How, when, why you got into the NBA: 85 I think, started watching baseball daily and nba games would sometimes be on instead (bulls & knicks mostly) I hate all things ny except the knicks because I loved watching Patrick Ewing play

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:27 (five months ago) link

you went to trinity right?

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:33 (five months ago) link

Yes!

I saw a bunch of games while there, even a playoff game one year

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:36 (five months ago) link

yeah Milwaukee's a good basketball town, even better baseball town. how could it not be, drinking + cold weather + sports really do go together.

I'd + relatively few transplants/many WI lifers

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:46 (five months ago) link

this thread gives me heavy nostalgia for '90s NBA, there were so many gods walking the court at that time

― omar little, Friday, April 19, 2019 3:53 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this era might be even better: lebron, durant, steph, chris paul, harden, giannis, AD are all going to be top 25 all time dudes

k3vin k., Friday, 19 April 2019 22:30 (five months ago) link

not sure AD and cp3 belong in that conversation but im open to be persuaded

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 19 April 2019 22:40 (five months ago) link

cp3 is already there and I’ve made the case a million times, you can just look at his stats and all-NBA teams and such, AD obv well on his way

k3vin k., Friday, 19 April 2019 22:42 (five months ago) link


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