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

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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 (five 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 (five months ago) link

nah it’s just funny as lagoon says

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

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

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

People really hate KD

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

heroes need villains

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

lol

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

idk the knicks roster is so bad that even if they land another allstar theyll still be not that good and if kd is on his own theyll be straight up bad

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:52 (five months ago) link

kd in san antone on the other hand......

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 01:53 (five months ago) link

is extremely good and wholesome, unites w pop, america's dad, and also is back near austin where he was an innocent college freshman just tryin to feel out this thing called life

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:00 (five months ago) link

i support it also he looks and plays like george gervin so maybe they cld go back to those sick unis from his era that say san antonio on them and kd cld maybe even wear gervins jersey and ppl cld start calling him george and he cld start a whole new life like being in witness protection

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:07 (five months ago) link

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

a new life awaits you on the off world colonies

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:09 (five months ago) link

Hm yes I welcome a sign n trade with the spurs ok I’m in. D white, dejounte, etc.

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:11 (five months ago) link

no

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:12 (five months ago) link

you're getting aldridge, sorry

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 02:29 (five months ago) link

uncle dennis is the funniest bit player the nba has produced in a while https://sports.yahoo.com/kawhi-leonards-uncle-dennis-hes-ready-for-this-moment-222416017.html

lag∞n, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:02 (five months ago) link

I’d take Aldridge for sure. A sign n trade is the next best thing beyond him re signing a long term. Doesn’t really matter what the dubs get back.

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 03:25 (five months ago) link

The whole Patrick McCaw thing is strange, too. Raptors collecting weirdo holdouts.

Fetchboy, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 04:11 (five months ago) link

His twitter post was strange

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 04:12 (five months ago) link

Marc Gasol spent 10 days last summer on a refugee rescue boat. It's a part of who he is, and who he has become. https://t.co/xoRxVSUFor

— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) May 28, 2019

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 06:37 (five months ago) link

a refugee?

ciderpress, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 13:24 (five months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:01 (five months ago) link

dubs in five if they win game one, which i think they do.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 15:11 (five 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, May 26, 2019 3:10 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I thought your comment was somewhat off but held off till looking at the geotagged Twitter map. Not really accurate, I know, since it's based on just hashtags, but my initial gut reaction was that most Americans would root for the Raptors:

Sooooo...Everyone wants the Raptors to end the Warriors' dynasty? 👀 😶 #WeTheNorthAmerica

(📸: @SFGate) pic.twitter.com/QqQgpcOor3

— theScore (@theScore) May 29, 2019

https://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Warriors-Raptors-NBA-Finals-rooting-for-map-hate-13901937.php

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 16:34 (five months ago) link

ppl who dont have a natural interest usually root for the underdogs

lag∞n, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 16:35 (five months ago) link

people are probably just bored with the dubs' hegemony. tho i am certainly a patriot, i sympathize with that viewpoint.

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 16:59 (five months ago) link

The Patriots are way worse.

DJI, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:02 (five months ago) link

well, yeah

Jeff the grown man (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:16 (five months ago) link

ppl who dont have a natural interest usually root for the underdogs

I root for whoever is down at the moment, so it can change a dozen times in the last couple minutes of a game lol. When asked who I'm rooting for I say it's not a who but a what: good basketball, exciting finish

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 17:52 (five months ago) link

yah exactly. (if my team isn’t playing)

brimstead, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:42 (five months ago) link

tend to root for individual guys rather than players. portland series was weird cause I love dame so

brimstead, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:42 (five months ago) link

rather than teams I meant to say

brimstead, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:43 (five months ago) link

i'm in total dispassionate 'it will be interesting to see who will win the nba finals' mode for this one

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 May 2019 21:16 (five months ago) link

idk I think it will be more interesting to see what happens with all the dubs players in the offseason if they do get another chip.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 21:39 (five months ago) link

"steph is the reason why i play basketball"

"Steph is the reason why I play basketball." @andre explains to @Scalabrine and @TheFrankIsola why @StephenCurry30 is extending his career #DubNation #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/re9T67ybeC

— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) May 29, 2019

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:07 (five months ago) link

CONTROVERSIAL OPINION: any basketball game is more interesting than offseason moves

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:11 (five months ago) link

otm

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:16 (five months ago) link

To clarify i meant that as reasons for why I prefer GS to win the series xp

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 22:19 (five months ago) link

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

System, Thursday, 30 May 2019 00:01 (five months ago) link

it's been decided, warriors will win the nba playoffs

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 May 2019 02:06 (five months ago) link

how true. the drama and excitement will be in discovering exactly how they manage the feat.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 30 May 2019 02:21 (five months ago) link

This is the best finals matchup of the kd warriors era

easy ball shooter (Spottie), Thursday, 30 May 2019 02:47 (five months ago) link

i dunno if it's as good as the ones where the Cavs were healthy

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 May 2019 04:13 (five months ago) link

im sure hed appreciate u taking the time to understand him

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

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

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

otm

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

wow didnt know lagoon was at the game last night

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

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

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

nice

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


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