NBA 2021-22: Ben Simmons and Kyrie Walk Into A Bar While Talking About The Lakers - Page 45 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Put 'Em Under Pressure
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-17-2022, 10:22 AM   #881
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 26,078
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
I got that part right at least.

Midnight Oil was great and mercifully I didn't see one second of the game. Heard the last 5+ minutes on the radio in the car.



Congrats to GS. Can't win turning the ball over 22 times that's for shit sure.

I would have rather seen Midnight Oil as well.
__________________

phanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 10:32 AM   #882
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: This forum just ain't what it was pre-2007 but I still post here
Posts: 69,582
Local Time: 09:55 PM
C's will be fine - just need to find a point guard.
__________________

Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 11:39 AM   #883
Blue Crack Addict
 
mikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Black Lodge
Posts: 27,437
Local Time: 08:55 PM
Bucks in 6 next year. LFG!
mikal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 12:01 PM   #884
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 32,729
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikal View Post
Bucks in 6 next year. LFG!
First round against Brooklyn?
Hewson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 12:49 PM   #885
Blue Crack Addict
 
LuckyNumber7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 18,908
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase View Post
part of the debate about anyone these days is that there's too many damn hours to fill on these sports networks. it's like politics, but without worrying about life and death.

the 3-1 defeat followed by the two titles with KD kind of led to this narrative that Steph was just below the upper echelon of stars and wasn't on that upper upper level - that top 10 to 15 players of all time level.

He's on that level.

Aside from his all around greatness as a player - there are very few people who legitimately changed the way basketball is played. Steph Curry is on that list.

Mikan. Kareem. Jordan. Steph. And to be honest? 1/2 on that list are probably George Mikan and Steph Curry - in whichever order you'd like.


Hey now. Wilt Chamberlain literally rewrote the rules of the game after he discovered all the cheat codes. If that’s not changing the game then what is!?
LuckyNumber7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 01:12 PM   #886
Blue Crack Addict
 
mikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Black Lodge
Posts: 27,437
Local Time: 08:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
First round against Brooklyn?
I think it's hilarious that Brooklyn is already rated so high in Vegas for next year. Team hasn't gotten past the 2nd round both years they were expected to win it all.
mikal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 01:16 PM   #887
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 32,729
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyNumber7 View Post
Hey now. Wilt Chamberlain literally rewrote the rules of the game after he discovered all the cheat codes. If that’s not changing the game then what is!?
20,000 women can't be wrong.
Hewson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 01:20 PM   #888
Blue Crack Addict
 
mikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Black Lodge
Posts: 27,437
Local Time: 08:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
20,000 women can't be wrong.
Scoring champion!
mikal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2022, 05:57 PM   #889
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
MrPryck2U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Long Island, NY, USA, Earth
Posts: 9,794
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Wow, since 2011, an NBA Finals has featured Steph and/or Lebron 11 out of 12 seasons.
MrPryck2U is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2022, 12:16 PM   #890
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: This forum just ain't what it was pre-2007 but I still post here
Posts: 69,582
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyNumber7 View Post
Hey now. Wilt Chamberlain literally rewrote the rules of the game after he discovered all the cheat codes. If that’s not changing the game then what is!?
Wilt was dominant, no doubt.

Changing the game is different than just being dominant. Wilt didn't really change the way the game was played. If anything people were critical of how he played - saying that you couldn't win that way and pointing to Russell as proof.

Before George Mikan the lane was half the size as it is now. They literally changed the court design because of him.

Dunking was outlawed in college for a number of years and eventually the mandatory freshman red shirt year was down away with because of Kareem.

Jordan's influence is more off the court in how a superstar player is marketed, but there was a clear shift towards finding players that fit his mold afterwards.

You could make an argument for Patrick Ewing - as the draft lottery was put in place due to his college dominance.

And you have Steph - who has had an undeniable impact on how the game is played from the NBA on down to grassroots. LeBron is a greater all time player than Steph - but LeBron didn't change the way the game is played (probably because nobody can copy his physical dominance, similar to a Wilt or Shaq)
Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2022, 12:37 PM   #891
Blue Crack Addict
 
LuckyNumber7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 18,908
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase View Post
Wilt was dominant, no doubt.

Changing the game is different than just being dominant. Wilt didn't really change the way the game was played. If anything people were critical of how he played - saying that you couldn't win that way and pointing to Russell as proof.

Before George Mikan the lane was half the size as it is now. They literally changed the court design because of him.

I feel like what you’re describing is perfectly valid for Wilt, too though. Mikan widened the lane once - Chamberlain widened it a second time. Chamberlain also basically established the modern free throw protocol, and took away offensive goaltending. Perhaps you can argue he didn’t change the way the game was played because only he was dominating the avenues he changed, but he changed the course of history with rule changes that blocked people from following in his dominant footsteps.

P.S. some kids had Chuck E. Cheese’s growing up, but we had Wilt Chamberlain’s. I only know of this man’s dominance thanks to that place. Best mozzarella sticks ever.
LuckyNumber7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2022, 03:01 PM   #892
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: This forum just ain't what it was pre-2007 but I still post here
Posts: 69,582
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyNumber7 View Post
I feel like what you’re describing is perfectly valid for Wilt, too though. Mikan widened the lane once - Chamberlain widened it a second time. Chamberlain also basically established the modern free throw protocol, and took away offensive goaltending. Perhaps you can argue he didn’t change the way the game was played because only he was dominating the avenues he changed, but he changed the course of history with rule changes that blocked people from following in his dominant footsteps.

P.S. some kids had Chuck E. Cheese’s growing up, but we had Wilt Chamberlain’s. I only know of this man’s dominance thanks to that place. Best mozzarella sticks ever.
All fair points with no debate from me
Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2022, 07:24 PM   #893
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Hewson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Your own private Idaho
Posts: 32,729
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase View Post
All fair points with no debate from me
Even the best mozzarella sticks point?
Hewson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2022, 01:03 PM   #894
ONE
love, blood, life
 
iron yuppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 10,715
Local Time: 08:55 PM
It would be too funny if when Simmons finally suits up for the Nets, neither Kyrie nor KD are there anymore.
iron yuppie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2022, 04:46 PM   #895
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: This forum just ain't what it was pre-2007 but I still post here
Posts: 69,582
Local Time: 09:55 PM
I don't think KD is going to ask out.

Kyrie? Man fuck that guy who cares. Let him join the Lakers. Nobody else wants that clown so they deserve each other.
Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2022, 05:45 PM   #896
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: This forum just ain't what it was pre-2007 but I still post here
Posts: 69,582
Local Time: 09:55 PM
https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/st...EeVZI931w&s=19

Translation: Kyrie realized nobody else wanted his bum ass so he opted in because his only other option was to take the veteran's minimum, but the PR mouthpiece known as Shams is going to make it seem as if he had a lot of options.
Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2022, 05:47 PM   #897
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: This forum just ain't what it was pre-2007 but I still post here
Posts: 69,582
Local Time: 09:55 PM
https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/st...ujfRomhGA&s=19

Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2022, 06:09 PM   #898
ONE
love, blood, life
 
gump's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 10,044
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Kyrie has got to be the most annoying athlete right now.
gump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2022, 07:41 PM   #899
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 58,491
Local Time: 11:55 AM
JR Smith names Matthew Dellavedova the greatest competitor he's seen

All this talk about Steph Curry joining the game's upper echelon of best players, MJ vs Lebron, are we just going to ignore Delly? The MOST competitive player JR Smith has EVER seen.
cobl04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2022, 08:25 PM   #900
Blue Crack Addict
 
LuckyNumber7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 18,908
Local Time: 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gump View Post
Kyrie has got to be the most annoying athlete right now.


As opposed to before? I suppose Aaron Rodgers was a thing.
__________________

LuckyNumber7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×