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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

lol nice

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:24 (six months ago) link

do you follow euroleague? if no, why not?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:41 (six months ago) link

No, I don't follow Euroleague. Wouldn't even know where to start. As to why? Well I assume it's vastly inferior to the NBA and tbh I don't really have a high enough understanding of basketball to solely watch games to appreciate systems or styles etc. I mean I struggle to even enjoy college ball because it mostly seems kinda slow and incompetent to my untutored eye in comparison to the NBA and I've always assumed I'd feel the same about Euroleague.

lots of posters on ILH itself and through them finding articles from people like zach lowe have greatly helped in my appreciation of the game but even then when you guys point out things that a player does particularly well or plays that a team run particularly smoothly I'll look them up on youtube and still sometimes be none the wiser.

So yeah i like basketball but it ain't in my bones like it is for most of you.

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 22:23 (six months ago) link

As you can see I'm really defensive about accusations of fairweatherness.

I'm definitely a bandwagon fan and probably won't find out if I'm fairweather til Steph and Klay drop off. I don't ever see myself watching less basketball though. The sick moves/messy drama are too enthralling.

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 22:49 (six months ago) link

No, I don't follow Euroleague. Wouldn't even know where to start. As to why? Well I assume it's vastly inferior to the NBA and tbh I don't really have a high enough understanding of basketball to solely watch games to appreciate systems or styles etc. I mean I struggle to even enjoy college ball because it mostly seems kinda slow and incompetent to my untutored eye in comparison to the NBA and I've always assumed I'd feel the same about Euroleague.

lots of posters on ILH itself and through them finding articles from people like zach lowe have greatly helped in my appreciation of the game but even then when you guys point out things that a player does particularly well or plays that a team run particularly smoothly I'll look them up on youtube and still sometimes be none the wiser.

So yeah i like basketball but it ain't in my bones like it is for most of you.

― oscar bravo, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:23 PM (twenty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

college hoop is really trash now. they really just need to adopt the nba rules (4 quarters, 24 second shot clock, no bonus/double bonus, 6 fouls foul out, etc) the nba is a far superior product. the one and done rule has hurt college a lot too and i bet it will be more fun to watch once all the best of the best get to join the nba out of high school again.

however, the next 4 days are 4 of the best days of sport in the year. I love opening weekend of March Madness. really dont care as much once they get to the later rounds (espesh if there arent any cinderella teams to cheer on) altho i will be routing on our favorite son zion all the way obv

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 22:59 (six months ago) link

yeah first weekend is the true madness

lag∞n, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 23:08 (six months ago) link

why four quarters? i mean, what's the difference

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 23:19 (six months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team: Knicks
— Why is that team your #1: My first-ever sporting event was a Knicks game. Well, not just a Knicks game, but an NBA Finals game. What a way to kick off a fandom right? The Knicks were by far the biggest deal in town in my early childhood ('til I was about ten), and the players were everywhere on the TV.. My fondest pro hoops memories of all time come from the lockout-year team that made the finals. Besides being larger than life, a bunch of the players lived kinda nearby in the suburbs where I lived, so I would occasionally run into, say, Buck Williams shopping at the Halloween store with his kid. And they would do signings and engagement that really affected me when I was a kid. It's a far cry from the current era--a team of journeyman and the occasional star who management alienates until they leave town.
— Who's your side-piece(s): Brooklyn, Sixers
— Why they are your side-piece(s): For Brooklyn--proximity. I live in the Flatbush area, so Barclays is a short walk. Plus, they're a super-fun team with talented youngsters and a good coach who was actually given a leash to work his magic. Sixers, I have a close family friend who works in the front office. Plus--years of Knicks misery and shared enmity against the Celtics.
— How, when, why you got into the NBA: Kinda got into it above, sorry.

I will say that the team I follow closest in both football and basketball is the Michigan Wolverines. College sports seems mostly non-grata around ILX parts, but I can't help it--I've been indoctrinated and I bleed Blue to the point where I organize my life around their games (why why why would you schedule a wedding on a fall saturday, whyyyyy)

I wouldn't say I prefer College Hoops to the NBA product. It's clearly inferior for all the reasons that everyone says. I'm a League Pass subscriber and the NBA is definitely the most fun league out there.. But the shorter games and the longer shot clock means more unpredictability, and it means each possession is a bit more meaningful--it's more of a visceral experience watching than the NBA, which is pure entertainment. Plus, in the particular case of Michigan, John Beilein built a very warm and fuzzy program, with an unconventional style and few one-n-dones. It's nice to have them flourishing while the knicks near their 19th straight year of hopelessness (give or take that one 2012-2013 season)

Neus Anneus (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 23:24 (six months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team:

dearly departed seattle super sonics

— Why is that team your #1:

seattle born and bred. i left for a while and came back. now they need to

— Who's your side-piece(s):

blazers

— Why they are your side-piece(s):

lol rivalries, but i lived in portland for a couple years and the town is obsessed and i couldn't help getting with it. living in the same town as rasheed wallace has that effect on a person

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

legend of '79 champions, slick watts, jack sikma

alomar lines, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 23:32 (six months ago) link

living in the same town as rasheed wallace has that effect on a person


amen

brimstead, Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:42 (six months ago) link

man I really wanna post earnestly on this thread but when I start thinking about early nba times it is straight up a proustian Madeline and I get lost in memory and I’ll end up writing an 8 volume novel or whatever

Clay, Thursday, 21 March 2019 06:50 (six months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team:
Sixers
— Why is that team your #1:
Lived in SE PA and became friends with a bunch of Sixers fans in the Iverson era.
— Who's your side-piece(s):
Spurs and anyone playing the Lakers.
— Why they are your side-piece(s):
Pop. And rooting against the Lakers is in the Bill of Rights.
— How, when, why you got into the NBA:
See above. Did not become a real fan until the late 90s when the Sixers got Iverson. Loved that team that went to the Finals with Eric Snow, et. al. LOL.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 21 March 2019 10:18 (six months ago) link

Iverson was just such a perfect Philly player.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 21 March 2019 10:19 (six months ago) link

I hear Snow is still highly beloved there

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:11 (six months ago) link

man I really wanna post earnestly on this thread but when I start thinking about early nba times it is straight up a proustian Madeline and I get lost in memory and I’ll end up writing an 8 volume novel or whatever

― Clay, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:50 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

let it flow my man

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:41 (six months ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:41 (six months ago) link

I think the nba owes as much to iverson as it does to jordan. he brought in so many young fans and made everyone in the world want to do sick crossovers and wear arm sleeves.

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 21 March 2019 17:16 (six 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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