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Old 06-06-2005, 08:04 PM   #166
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Pistons 88 Heat 82

Let it be known that two months ago, I called this. I called that it would be Pistons/Spurs in the finals. I called it. I am so psyched for this finals series. SO psyched. Great, great game 7. Pistons fought back even when down by 6 points with only a few minutes remaining. Billups hit the big FTs when they counted the most. Rasheed played his best game of the series. They played like a great TEAM. This should be a great finals.

I await Headache's in-depth analysis of game 7.
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The Pistons played strong defense down the stretch and scored the points they needed -- but if their second-half offense keeps degenerating into one-on-one isolation offense, they're going to get rolled by the Spurs.
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Pistons 88 Heat 82

Let it be known that two months ago, I called this. I called that it would be Pistons/Spurs in the finals. I called it. I am so psyched for this finals series. SO psyched. Great, great game 7. Pistons fought back even when down by 6 points with only a few minutes remaining. Billups hit the big FTs when they counted the most. Rasheed played his best game of the series. They played like a great TEAM. This should be a great finals.

I await Headache's in-depth analysis of game 7.
did you call shaq and dwayne wade both being injured yet your great team still needing 7 games to beat them?

i am disgusted that such a horrific team is represented in the nba finals again... so they win one title 'cause of a rapist and get back to the finals do to an abundance of injuries... oh what a great fucking team they are... fucking disgusting that a team with such horrific offensive skills can advance to the so called apex of basketball two years in a row. i'd rather eat my own shit than watch them play. if there is a basketball god, the spurs will absolutely dismantle them in the finals.

and people wondered how the americans lost in the olympics... it's because people actually believe these fuckers are good.

that's all the review i need. now let me go to bed before i gouge out my eye balls at the thoughts of watching the pistons for 4 more games.

and on a side note, stan van gundy should be smacked with a wet noodle for thinking that mailing in game 6 was a good idea.

absolutely disgusting.


and yes i know... i usually curse in my sports posts when i'm drunk... but i can garuntee you... i am 100% sober. i'm just that fucking disgusted at the game i love.
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did you call shaq and dwayne wade both being injured yet your great team still needing 7 games to beat them?

i am disgusted that such a horrific team is represented in the nba finals again... so they win one title 'cause of a rapist and get back to the finals do to an abundance of injuries... oh what a great fucking team they are... fucking disgusting that a team with such horrific offensive skills can advance to the so called apex of basketball two years in a row. i'd rather eat my own shit than watch them play. if there is a basketball god, the spurs will absolutely dismantle them in the finals.

and people wondered how the americans lost in the olympics... it's because people actually believe these fuckers are good.

that's all the review i need. now let me go to bed before i gouge out my eye balls at the thoughts of watching the pistons for 4 more games.

and on a side note, stan van gundy should be smacked with a wet noodle for thinking that mailing in game 6 was a good idea.

absolutely disgusting.


and yes i know... i usually curse in my sports posts when i'm drunk... but i can garuntee you... i am 100% sober. i'm just that fucking disgusted at the game i love.
Oh come on now, the Pistons aren't that bad. They have their scoring droughts, yes, but they also have a ton of endurance and poise. When a team with Shaq on it has ample opportunity to go up 8 points with only a few minutes left, a lot of teams would've been done. Not the Pistons. They came back and won the game. They may have imploded in earlier games in the series, but when it counted the most, they had more poise than the other team. They came from behind, they hit their FTs, they won the game.

And as for needing 7 games to beat the Heat when Shaq and Wade were injured....one, Wade was only injured for the last two games, and two, Shaq is still putting up 19-20ppg and 7-8 rpg, it's not like that's a poor performance. Also, the Pistons may have been lucky in playing teams that aren't completely healthy, but give them credit for staying healthy themselves. To stay that injury-free while playing such a physical game is to be applauded.

I, for one, am glad that we won't have to watch Shaq in the finals. I'm glad we won't have to watch him bury his shoulder in everyone's chest every time he touches the ball. I'm glad we won't have to watched endless Hack-A-Shaqs at the end of the games. I'm glad that what we will watch is a two pretty ego-free TEAMS play each other. You can't really focus on individuals in this series. Tim Duncan is the only real superstar between the two teams, and you can't focus on him as an individual the way you would with a Shaq or a KG or a Wade or a Kobe et al, because he is such an unselfish player and because his ego is so much less than those guys. He is all about the TEAM and that's what this series will be all about.

I think you are being way too hard on the Pistons. I think you probably just don't like them, regardless of how good they are or aren't. That's just a hunch.

Oh, and I don't think Van Gundy mailed in game 6. In fact, on the telecast, Sager specifically said that Van Gundy, when asked about the possibility of sitting Shaq for the bulk of the game and just resting him for game 7, said 'no way' and that they wanted to go for it in game 6. The idea that they didn't try to win game 6 is false. They just lose that much when Wade isn't on the floor. D.Jones/Haslem/R.Butler just aren't good enough to carry his weight.

Oh, and on a side note, the reason our olympic team sucked was because one, a lot of players simply refused to play, two, the coaches apparently thought that they could just stick a bunch of their talent together on the floor and be good enough to beat everyone, and three, a lot of people underestimated how much other olympic teams had improved. It has nothing to do with anyone believing 'these fuckers' are good. That's a load off.
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I, for one, am glad that we won't have to watch Shaq in the finals. I'm glad we won't have to watch him bury his shoulder in everyone's chest every time he touches the ball. I'm glad we won't have to watched endless Hack-A-Shaqs at the end of the games. I'm glad that what we will watch is a two pretty ego-free TEAMS play each other. You can't really focus on individuals in this series. Tim Duncan is the only real superstar between the two teams, and you can't focus on him as an individual the way you would with a Shaq or a KG or a Wade or a Kobe et al, because he is such an unselfish player and because his ego is so much less than those guys. He is all about the TEAM and that's what this series will be all about.
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One lesson that Ron Jeremy hopefully learned last night: late in an important game, do not put the ball in the hands of Damon F'in Jones.
Talk about your horrible turnover at a critical juncture...
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i am disgusted that such a horrific team is represented in the nba finals again... so they win one title 'cause of a rapist
Funny, the Spurs didn't seem to be able to handle the Lakers last year. Maybe the Pistons deserve some credit for shutting them down, hmm?

One more thing...I find it hard to get outraged at the fact that Larry Brown may or may not have taken a front-office position with the Cavaliers. He has legitimate health issues that may end his coaching career, so it's not like he's quitting on the Pistons. And as for negotiating while the season is still going -- when else is he supposed to negotiate? Isn't part of the reason that the NFL constantly recycles terrible coaches because it won't let successful NFL assistant coaches look for new jobs while the playoffs are going on?
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Funny, the Spurs didn't seem to be able to handle the Lakers last year. Maybe the Pistons deserve some credit for shutting them down, hmm?
Well the Spurs did get severely jobbed by the clock operator (in their own building no less) on the Fisher buzzer beater that ended up being the difference in the series.
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Well the Spurs did get severely jobbed by the clock operator (in their own building no less) on the Fisher buzzer beater that ended up being the difference in the series.
Kobe hit the game-tying three in game 2 against the Pistons, and they went on to win. Detroit responded by crushing the Lakers in three straight. Isn't that how champions are supposed to respond?
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And as for needing 7 games to beat the Heat when Shaq and Wade were injured....one, Wade was only injured for the last two games, and two, Shaq is still putting up 19-20ppg and 7-8 rpg, it's not like that's a poor performance. Also, the Pistons may have been lucky in playing teams that aren't completely healthy, but give them credit for staying healthy themselves. To stay that injury-free while playing such a physical game is to be applauded.

The Pistons were a bit lucky to avoid injuries...apparently on Sunday night, the car that was driving Lindsey Hunter, Tayshaun Prince and Elden Campbell got broadsided when it attempted to make a U-turn in the middle of the street.
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Ok, here we go again... I think, however, that the Spurs are a much better team this year than what they were last year. Contributions from Ginobili and Parker are much more significant than what they were last year and even some roleplayers like Bruce Bowen, Mohammed or Brent Barry are stepping up.

I also dislike the Pistons' play. But I have to recognize that Larry Brown is talented and managed to bring back to the finals a team that, in my opinion, is worse than what it was last year.

With that said, I hope the Pistons get clobbered...
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and yes i know... i usually curse in my sports posts when i'm drunk... but i can garuntee you... i am 100% sober. i'm just that fucking disgusted at the game i love.
this was actually a lie... i had been drinking since 5 in the afternoon... end of school party... so no, i don't actually want to eat my own shit.

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so no, i don't actually want to eat my own shit.
Especially since you had corn with dinner last night.
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I, for one, am glad that we won't have to watch Shaq in the finals. I'm glad we won't have to watch him bury his shoulder in everyone's chest every time he touches the ball. I'm glad we won't have to watched endless Hack-A-Shaqs at the end of the games. I'm glad that what we will watch is a two pretty ego-free TEAMS play each other. You can't really focus on individuals in this series. Tim Duncan is the only real superstar between the two teams, and you can't focus on him as an individual the way you would with a Shaq or a KG or a Wade or a Kobe et al, because he is such an unselfish player and because his ego is so much less than those guys. He is all about the TEAM and that's what this series will be all about.
i'm a tad tired of the constant refering to the pistons as a TEAM, as if the Heat were a bunch of selfish bastards. miami played quite well together throughout the season. they had guys like rasual butler, who was a nobody before the season, turn into a guy who was a big contributer, thanks largely, according to butler, to shaq's influence on him off the court as well as on. do the pistons play well together? yes... swell. so do the heat... so did the suns... so did denver... so did a lot of other teams.

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I think you are being way too hard on the Pistons. I think you probably just don't like them, regardless of how good they are or aren't. That's just a hunch.
i really have nothing against them as a franchise... i have no reason to like them or dislike them. i have nothing against the city of detroit, auburn hills, the state of michigan... the pistons never had a bitter rivlary with the knicks like the heat did in the mid 90s. my dislike for them really is based soley on the way they play the game. i don't consider a team, no matter how good they are deffensively, that scores on average between 80 and 90 points a game to be playing good basketball. they have one very talented offensive player in rasheed wallace, and they hardly ever use him correctly. they have a 2 guard that can't shoot past 18 feet, a 3 who can't shoot past 10, and a 5 who can't shoot past a foot. this is not basketball at it's highest level. they win based on their athleticism... not their skill level. it's an epidemic in american basketball that reaches down to all levels, and the pistons continued success is not helping.

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Oh, and on a side note, the reason our olympic team sucked was because one, a lot of players simply refused to play, two, the coaches apparently thought that they could just stick a bunch of their talent together on the floor and be good enough to beat everyone, and three, a lot of people underestimated how much other olympic teams had improved. It has nothing to do with anyone believing 'these fuckers' are good. That's a load off.
ironic how you blame the coaches for the loss, and the head coach and top assistant of the US olympic team, who had the most input on player personel, were Larry Brown and Greg Popovich... the two coaches in the NBA Finals. notice that brown did not take a single detroit piston onto the team.

you are looking at the nba. i am looking at the entire heirarchy of basketball... from youth leagues all the way up to the NBA. the sportscenterfication of american basketball is ruining the sport.. at least the american verison of it. we are creating a generation of players who are void of skill. go to any youth basketball camp, middle school or even your local park and you'll see kids practicing their And-1 mixtape crossovers, but ask them what the Mikan Drill is, and you'll be lucky to find but a handful who've ever even heard of it, let alone know how it's done. when i go to work the camps this summer, the question i will get asked the most is "can you dunk." not questions on how to improve your game... they only care if you can dunk or not. if you can, they automaticly assume you're a good player.

high school coaches have lost all control over the majority of programs around america. good coaches don't want the jobs in the inner-city, and no one wants to coach in the suburbs because of the stench of law suits that has overtaken youth sports as a whole. AAU, where players learn absolutely nothing, has become more important than high school. college coaches offer up deals to AAU programs like Riverside Church in order to get the coveted player they want. The team I coach was in the County Finals two seasons ago... in the game, AJ Price, a guard on the team we faced, Amityville, scored 36 points, based mostly on second chance putbacks. He shot horrificly from the field, and got his points based on his athletic ability. The guard on my team scored 34 points and had 12 assists, shooting 4 of 5 from the three point line... his points were based on skill, not athetlicism. AJ got a full ride to UConn, my kid's going to CW Post, a D2 school on Long Island. Coaches take the chance on athletic skills because they figure they can always teach the skill, but you can't teach athleticism. Fair enough... and 10-15 years ago, that theory actually worked. But it doesn't work anymore, because the kids only stay a year or two in college and then bounce for the NBA. NBA coaches don't run skill development drills in practice... it is assumed that you know this shit. But they don't... so now there's a generation of "stars" who don't know the basic fundamentals of the game. And they get chosen to go to the Olympics and represent our country, and they lose...

Yes... if Shaq and KG had went... if Kidd was healthy and had played... then the Americans would have ended up winning it again.

But it's not like they send Michael Doleac and Shandon Anderson over there... the team that Larry Brown, Greg Popovich and Roy Williams put together was filled with All Stars and MVP candidates... Duncan, Iverson, James, Marbury, Wade, Marion, Stoudamire... these are supposedly some of the top players in the game today... yet they lost by 19 to Puerto Rico, who's only NBA player plays 10 minutes a game for the Pistons... they lost to a Lithuanian team with zero NBA players... and lost again to Argentina... led by such NBA legends as Manu, Andreas Nocioni and Carlos Delfino.

The United States Men's Basketball team had an overall record of 109-2 going into the 2004 Olympics. In Athens, they lost 3 times...
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and lost again to Argentina... led by such NBA legends as Manu, Andres Nocioni and Carlos Delfino.
Hey, not every BEST player in the world plays in the NBA... Argentina had other great players like Fabricio Oberto, Luis Scola, Alejandro Montecchia and Walter Herrmann... all of them playing in Europe.

I must admit I loved seeing the Argentines kicking the U.S.'s butt...
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