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namkcuR 05-15-2008 05:38 PM

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.

namkcuR 05-15-2008 05:46 PM

Re: NBA Basketball 2007-08: The Thread Part II
 
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Originally posted by Headache In A Suitcase
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.

GirlsAloudFan 05-15-2008 05:55 PM

I'll kick this thread off with a prediction:

The Lakers will win the 2008 National Basketball Association world's championship.

Lila64 05-15-2008 06:06 PM

:hmm: I like it! :flirt:

I saw most of the game last night (American Idol in between :reject: ). 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

LMP 05-15-2008 06:11 PM

The potential Hornets-Lakers series would be so flippin' entertaining.

I love watching the Hornets play.

Headache in a Suitcase 05-15-2008 06:27 PM

don't rule out a spurs-jazz wcf just yet.

Lila64 05-15-2008 06:43 PM

:mad:

LMP 05-15-2008 07:10 PM

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Originally posted by Headache in a Suitcase
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.

jay canseco 05-15-2008 09:08 PM

I wonder how cavalier fans feel. The vultures are circling...... :ohmy:

Hewson 05-16-2008 06:03 AM

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Originally posted by U2@NYC
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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Originally posted by Headache in a Suitcase
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.

CTU2fan 05-16-2008 07:25 AM

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.

U2@NYC 05-16-2008 07:33 AM

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.

CTU2fan 05-16-2008 07:35 AM

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.

Headache in a Suitcase 05-16-2008 09:50 AM

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.

Headache in a Suitcase 05-16-2008 12:13 PM

ya gotta give the spurs credit where credit is, um, due, i think :scratch:

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuPQjtpB0m8

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...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ukde193ivM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEef1T_lqwA


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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNN9ZiH38fs

namkcuR 05-16-2008 10:32 PM

Cavs beat Celtics. I didn't watch but apparently neither team could score tonight.

I want Boston to win it all for KG, but they still haven't won a game on the road.

Headache in a Suitcase 05-16-2008 10:49 PM

to be fair, if the celtics lose game 7 KG deserves to be placed right alongside tracy mcgrady. the only reason he isn't already is probably because people like garnett, myself included. but he's only gotten to the conference finals once in his career, and if he can't get there this year, his legacy is going to take a serious hit.

lazarus 05-17-2008 12:32 AM

Much credit to the Jazz tonight for an amazing comeback and making it a real thriller.

But of course the most credit goes to Mr. MVP for putting a stop to the Utah rally with that unbelievable 3-pointer under pressure, and then following it with that insane jumper over two defenders and drawing the foul.

Wow.

Lila64 05-17-2008 02:05 PM

I was at a concert last night, so I TiVo'd the game. Maddy texted me during the concert that the Lakers had won. We knew they were up a lot before the first half was over. We got home pretty late & I proceeded to watch the entire first half, and almost passed out. Caught part of the 4th before my eyes sealed shut. Will catch up on the full second half probably later today. What a game!!! https://thefriendsociety.com/forum/im...ilies/whew.gif

https://www.pacersdigest.com/apache2-...ies/lakers.gif

Headache in a Suitcase 05-18-2008 02:39 PM

if you're a coach, and you have kevin garnett, ray allen and paul pierce on your team... and you come out in game 7 and the first person to take a shot for your team is kendrick perkins, you should be fired


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