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Old 05-15-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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NBA Basketball 2007-08: The Thread Part II

The thread finally got locked, so here's the new one. I guess this will last all the way until the 2008 preseason starts, at which point a new thread will be created for a new season.

Carry on.
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Re: NBA Basketball 2007-08: The Thread Part II

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although i am turned off that the guy appears to be an absolute egomaniac...

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LeBron James ended his news conference with this statement: “A LeBron James team is never desperate.”
he does call himself the king, and tattooed his own slogan about how we are apparently wittnesses to his poor shooting decisions on his leg and all... but yea, he needs to be with a coach that is going to take full advantage of his abilities. mike brown is simply not that coach.
Well, that's what happens when shoe companies start going after a guy when he's pre-pubescent and giving him 90 million bucks before he's ever played a second of basketball on any level other than high school while telling him how amazing he is.
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I'll kick this thread off with a prediction:

The Lakers will win the 2008 National Basketball Association world's championship.
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I like it!

I saw most of the game last night (American Idol in between ). I was getting a little worried when Utah started to come back and then tied it. Liked Gasol's rebound/score after Vujačić missed that 3 pointer (did he even make a shot last night?). I won't be home tomorrow night, but hope they can win a game on the road, otherwise we got a game 7 situation at home coming up
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The potential Hornets-Lakers series would be so flippin' entertaining.

I love watching the Hornets play.
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don't rule out a spurs-jazz wcf just yet.
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don't rule out a spurs-jazz wcf just yet.
Not gonna, but any series without the Spurs is infinitely more entertaining.

Unless you like Argentineans.
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I wonder how cavalier fans feel. The vultures are circling......
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Time for the masterplan for Game 5: 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Game tied. Horry comes in for the first time in the game and, 5 seconds later, he elbows Chris Paul in the eye. At the same time, Bruce Bowen trips him and, since he can't see, he falls over the bench and breaks his leg. Horry is ejected and Bowen is charged with a flagrant foul but Chris Paul is done for the year. Spurs win Game 5 and blow the Hornets out in Game 6.
You were only off by one game and they went after West rather than Paul.



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horry of course made a dirty play last year... but he's always been a class act and that seemed to be more of a momentary thing.
I think we can officially change his nickname from "Big Shot Bob" to "Cheap Shot Bob" now.
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OK so I'm in & out of the Spurs/Hornets game last night, and I'm relatively certain that I heard somebody (Van Gundy I think) say Manu is his favorite player to watch in the NBA. The NBA. Like, the whole entire league. I was like, are you f'in serious?

Edit: Just remembered, I think he used the word "man-crush"


So can the C's build on the 2nd half the other night? Isn't it funny how with all the talk about the "big 3" it's apparently Rondo driving this bus. I think the worm turns tonight, I mean can you really count on Wally and Joe Smith? They can't go to that well all the time, there's a reason those guys are what they are.
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I told you my masterplan was right... That shot by Horry was weird. Better yet, I do not think it was necessary as the Spurs were already routing the Hornets.

Headache was also right about the Spurs winning game 6 by a wide margin. Now I need him to be right about Duncan's 40+ points performance in Game 7 and the Spurs winning the series.
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Re: the Horry thing...I hate the Spurs as much as anybody but I don't think the Horry pick was particularly dirty. It was borderline, and a hard pick, but no worse than some of the ones I've seen from others. The one KG got Zaza with in game 7 was as bad. If I'm a Spurs fan I love the play, love it. But I'm a hockey player so my mentality is a little different, maybe.
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the horry play was an old school message... it wasn't malicious, but it was certainly on purpose. it's usually the kind of play you see given to a guy who delivered an elbow or other cheap shot to someone on your team earlier in the game... rather than fight or take out their legs or something, you just wait for the right moment when his back is turned to you and you set a nice, hard, clean back-screen. send the message without taking the guy out.
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ya gotta give the spurs credit where credit is, um, due, i think

they certainly have this flop thing down to a science. they have such good body control that the second a player pushes off they go sprawling to the floor.



now part of me thinks it's ridiculous that they continue to do this, but part of me also thinks that they haven't called the offensive push off consistantly since really pre-jordan's second 3 championships that i kinda almost agree with the spurs flopping.

i mean take richard hamilton for example... everytime he goes to the basket he gives a barry sanders stiff arm, yet it's never ever called. paul and west pushed off with their forearms in these plays, but if not for the spurs over exaggerating of the actuall effects of these push-offs, they never would be called and would give the offense a clear advantage.

but the spurs do it so often that sometimes it really just gets silly...






which makes it all the funnier when the flop gets used against them and they try to complain about it with the tim duncan face.

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