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i can't remember but it was sometime when lebron was in the news in 2002) and the prayer leader gave thanks to "our lord and savior, the son of god" over the PA and my teacher in the classroom mumbles under his breath "lebron james" and we all just ate it up.

looll please tell me your teacher did it in the Lebron James kid voice

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:25 (five months ago) link

Total bandwagon GSW fan, but I did grow up the Bay Area and live in San Francisco...

DJI, Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:27 (five months ago) link

but my real gateway into the NBA was when I watched Patrick Ewing lose to Villanova in the 1985 NCAA tournament and said to myself "I must follow this dude's career into the pros and root against him at any and all opportunities"

amazing

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:28 (five months ago) link

DJI if you're from the area then you can jump on the wagon anytime with no baggage!

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:29 (five months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team: Timberwolves
— Why is that team your #1: I grew up in MN; also, I hate myself

― GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:19 PM (ten minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol i love wolves culture

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:31 (five months ago) link

so much self loathing haha

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 21 March 2019 18:31 (five months ago) link

looll please tell me your teacher did it in the Lebron James kid voice

― but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:25 PM (thirty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

loool

marcos, Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:06 (five months ago) link

also i was 9 when the 1992 dream team happened and that was so fun

marcos, Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:08 (five months ago) link

xpost Rasheed Wallace is now the coach for the boys team at my old HS. I can't even...

that's not my post, Thursday, 21 March 2019 19:30 (five months ago) link

obv I voted for the Wolves basically djp

I don't see sports as fun per se rather a familial burden I must carry through life

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:02 (five months ago) link

wolves fandom is sounding like catholicism itt

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Saturday, 23 March 2019 01:42 (five months ago) link

Hi, guys
I've never had a #1 team. I grew up in Kansas City, and the Kings left town right after I was born. I guess now OKC is the closest team, but no way could I be a fan of a team from Oklahoma. I have shifting side-pieces depending on style, players, and league narratives. I really enjoyed the early '00s Kings and was bummed that they couldn't grab a title from Shaq and Kobe. LeBron and I were born the same month, and a big part of my NBA fandom has been watching his career since high school.

I watched the Dream Team play, and I had a basic knowledge of who the best players were growing up, but I didn't really get into the NBA until 2000-ish. I was a Kansas Jayhawks fan, so Paul Pierce getting into the league was a big deal. I remember looking at newspaper box scores his rookie year and wondering who this A. Walker was that was taking so many shots. Also, as weird as it might sound, the draft was important for me getting into the NBA. I saw magazine covers featuring Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler, and Kwame Brown saying something like "This high schooler could be the #1 pick in the draft!" and was intrigued that there could three of them and wanted to find out more. High schoolers and that wave of big time international players made it an interesting period for following basketball prospects, so I could go on nbadraft.net and nerd out and also watch games to see how guys who were already in the league were doing.

I've been neglecting the league this season, need to watch some games to get back in the groove before the 'offs.

circles, Saturday, 23 March 2019 04:27 (five months ago) link

I remember looking at newspaper box scores his rookie year and wondering who this A. Walker was that was taking so many shots.

lolllllllllllll

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Saturday, 23 March 2019 04:38 (five months ago) link

lmao memories

lag∞n, Saturday, 23 March 2019 04:54 (five months ago) link

The antoine walker thing was a great little blip in time

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Saturday, 23 March 2019 05:06 (five months ago) link

lol, I have a lot of fondness for the players who became stars in the post-Jordan Bulls, pre-LeBron years.

circles, Saturday, 23 March 2019 05:15 (five months ago) link

i read a lot of Slam magazine in that time period, they hyped a lot of those guys

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Saturday, 23 March 2019 16:25 (five months ago) link

I never read Slam, but I can definitely picture those covers in my mind. Also there was about a year in there where I played PS2 NBA Street every day.

circles, Saturday, 23 March 2019 17:15 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

— Who's your #1 team: 76ers
— Why is that team your #1: i started watching basketball in like 2015, and the process was interesting, and then joel embiid ended up being a really fun guy and then they did good and i didn't have to live through years of badness, i just get to show up for the fun part haha sorry phidelphians
— Who's your side-piece(s): blazers, raptors
— Why they are your side-piece(s): cool-ass jerseys (blazers), i liked portland when i visited (blazers), i am from canada (raptors), but not toronto (anyone but raptors), lillard and kawhi
— How, when, why you got into the NBA: 2015 because it was the only major sport i wasn't watching at all and some new friends of mine were v into it so i jumped in and i was like "wtf this is good" and i stopped watching hockey and football p much immediately because basketball is very very very good. still have <3 in my heart for baseball tho, the ambient sport.

THAT SAID i dunno if i am gonna click sixers in the poll or click "w/e team is fun" because honestly i... watch who i can? with the weird nba pass blacking out every game. and there's so many good players at basketball. i like deaaron fox!!

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:47 (five months ago) link

ahh ill clikc 76ers to make it more interesting

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 17:47 (five months ago) link

— Who's your #1 team:
the nuggets

— Why is that team your #1:
I grew up in upstate NY and had filial and geographical connections to syracuse college sports. I was 13 or so when the carmelo-led team won the NCAA title and ended up just following him to the nuggets as I didn’t really have an NBA team. I was really into those teams from melo’s early years but only really became an every-game-watching fanatic after he was traded and fell in love with the deep, fun team they put together (especially the 2013 nuggets, my favorite team ever)
— Who's your side-piece(s):
whichever team chris paul is playing on, mid-2010s spurs for aesthetic and manu reasons, and generally any team that is good and plays fast

— How, when, why you got into the NBA:
I was only a casual fan for most of my early life, watched the late jordan bulls and the shaq lakers, but probably started the league more closely once I started following the nuggets

k3vin k., Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:44 (five months ago) link

#1 team: Milwaukee Bucks
Lived in Wisconsin since I was 7.

Side-pieces...none, really. I liked the Mavs because of Dirk and the Spurs are always a cool team to watch. I like LeBron and a few other individual players like Chris Paul and Boban.

How, when, why you got into the NBA: Like a lot of 90s kids I pretty much grew up on Jordan's Bulls, not really caring about my own hometown team which was mostly awful. Nobody I knew really liked basketball so I kinda forgot about it, by the time I made some basketball friends and started watching again it was 2002, the year after the Bucks' last run with Ray Allen. They have not won a playoff series since. Still, it wasn't all bad - not having a good team meant no pressure and cheap tickets. Plus, we've been kind of spoiled by the Packers, so I figured rooting for a team that downright sucked sometimes was probably good, on balance. I thought the 2010 Bogut/Jennings team had a chance to make some noise...didn't happen. Of course Giannis has changed everything in Milwaukee.

frogbs, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:01 (five months ago) link

aw go mke

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, 11 April 2019 01:51 (five months ago) link

how's the local vibe for the bucks now? are people into it?

i have only passing familiarity with milwaukee but don't see any reason why it shouldn't be a good basketball town.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 April 2019 02:01 (five months ago) link

a friend of mine who moved back to WI said it was a legit vibe, sld out games after years of like not getting sold out

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, 11 April 2019 02:17 (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. there is a lot of excitement around the Bucks right now; most of the games I've been at this year were sold out and incredibly loud. Like when they go on one of those 2-minute 12-2 runs the place just goes absolutely mental. Plus we don't have a lot of big money/celebrities here so the front rows are nearly always big fans. I also think the Packers missing the playoffs twice in a row and generally looking like garbage has something to do with it as well. the idea that Wisconsin would have 2 MVPs and neither would be Aaron Rodgers would have sounded completely bonkers 5 years ago.

frogbs, Thursday, 11 April 2019 02:42 (five months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:01 (four months ago) link

— Why is that team your #1:
I grew up in upstate NY and had filial and geographical connections to syracuse college sports. I was 13 or so when the carmelo-led team won the NCAA title and ended up just following him to the nuggets as I didn’t really have an NBA team. I was really into those teams from melo’s early years but only really became an every-game-watching fanatic after he was traded and fell in love with the deep, fun team they put together (especially the 2013 nuggets, my favorite team ever)

― k3vin k., Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:44 PM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you should feel blessed every day that you didnt choose the knicks

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:03 (four months ago) link

for sure lol

k3vin k., Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:58 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:01 (four 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 (four months ago) link

46 votes!?!? xp!!

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


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