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  1. Disgruntled Worker

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    If you actually watched regular season games rather than tune in occasionally during a playoff series, you'd realize the officials are pretty spot on. No one's putting a gun to your head and forcing you to watch. If it's rigged watch something else.
     
  2. jamesblakefan#1

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    OKC 25 FTs to 4 for Dallas. NBA officiating is a joke.
     
  3. tennisplayer1993

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    Agreed it's gone to *******s in the past 5 years or so.
     
  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    That's because if you put a finger on Russell Westbrook, the dude goes flying like a piece of paper.
     
  5. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

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    I've known they are worse than a joke since '98 or so. Here's the worst non-call in history:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xym-epoQSaU
     
  6. Ronaldo

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    Anyone watching The Jeff Green Show on ESPN?????????
     
  7. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I'm still waiting on the commentator to say: "WITH NO REGARDS FOR HUMAN LIFE!"

    I'm really questioning why Doc Rivers took Jeff Green out in the middle of the 4th...
     
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  8. tennisplayer1993

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    Lebron James' potential scares me... A Magic Johnson type of player with MJ athleticism. Not a fan of the man but one word can describe watching him: WOW.
     
  9. Ronaldo

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    Shoulda watched him in HS, eye to rim. Not sure if anyone really matches MJ. Watch his feet on every drive to the rim the first five years he was in the league.
     
  10. Say Chi Sin Lo

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  11. LeeD

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    :shock:
    What's so intimidating about a 6'9" x 265 lbs guy who can hit his head on the rim when he decides to jump, and then knocks down 3pointers and passes like Magic?
     
  12. Ronaldo

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    Remember that 5'9" guy from the 60s who two-handed dunked after out running everyone on fastbreaks? Some player
     
  13. LeeD

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    SpudWeb.....
    TyroneBougues (spelling is atrocious) could NBA dunk at 5'4".
    NateRobinson, now of the Knicks, can one hand jam at 5'8" or so.
     
  14. Ronaldo

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    Always remember Calvin Murphy first though
     
  15. LeeD

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    Thank you, I forgot, silly me...
    Calvin at 5'7".
    At our high school, varsity basketball, 10th grade, BenjaminBrooks could 2 hand dunk, at 5'7". He was torn between high jump or basketball, and did track after his sophmore year. He played left CB for our varsity football teams as a junior and as a senior.
     
  16. Ronaldo

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    Anyone watching Denver/OKC?
     
  17. stringertom

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    Yeah, but did he ever outjump Johnny Mathis' records from nearby GW High???
     
  18. stringertom

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    Wish I could...could be a preview of the Western Conference finals.
     
  19. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Somewhere, Greg Popovich is going: "Am I being punked or something?"
     
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    Yuupp go Spurs go!
     
  22. stringertom

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    No offense to Pops but if anyone can "punk" him it will be Karl...the guy has second head coach on the court with Andre Miller. Great win for them last night in OKC...they are for real!

    Much will depend on Parker's return after the ankle injury...might be a mixed blessing as they won't give up seeding and have him back with less mileage for a "Spur"-t in May-June.
     
  23. Power Player

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    I watched it. Love Denver's depth and energy.
     
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    I'm impressed with Nugget depth...great to have Miller there behind Lawson when needed. If they can win the West it will set up the Manimal vs LBJ...that will be a war!
     
  25. LeeD

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    StringerTom, what was JM's record? I assume it wasn't the singer.
    My longjump best was a 21'3" at the all city meet at Kezar in 1963. Got equal 8th place.
    My standing long jump record lasted at LincolnHigh until sometime in the mid '80s, about 20 years, of 10'4".
     
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    It was the singer...he excelled at the high jump, breaking Bill Russell's records. While you may have been a stalwart at the long-jump, these are two distinct competitions, no???
     
  27. Ronaldo

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    In 1954, Johnny enrolled at San Francisco State College with the intention of being an English and physical education teacher. While there, Johnny set a high jump record of 6' 5-1/2"... which is still on the College's Top 15 list, and was only 2 inches short of the Olympic record of the time. Just as when he was in high school, Johnny's name was frequently mentioned in the sports sections of the Northern California newspapers. He was often referred to as "the best all-around athlete to come out of the San Francisco Bay Area."

    Chances Are LeeD, JM is really old school. Did he pre-date the flop?
     
  28. LeeD

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    I don't know exactly what Johnny's age is, but he must have pre-dated me by at least a couple years, I"m 64.
    OJ is 68 by now.
    Ed Lee about the same. Both got out of high school when I entered 10th grade.
    I thought Fosbury was in the late '70's.
     
  29. Ronaldo

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    John Royce Mathis was born on September 30, 1935, in Gilmer, Texas. He is 77
     
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    Grizzlies-Thunder. Westbrook w/ a Technical foul and near ejection within the first 3 minutes.
     
  31. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I approve this.

    What did he overreact to this time?
     
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    A no call by the refs.

    Cleveland giving Miami all they can handle right now. I doubt Miami makes it to 33 TBH.
     
  33. kaku

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    Insane comeback by Miami, Lebron wanted it bad
     
  34. Ronaldo

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    Dn 27, its time for Lebron to go back to Cleveland. His Grail
     
  35. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Oh please, if he's going to b!tch about no-calls, then Derrick Rose should be the recipient of flagrant fouls on a daily basis.
     
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    After tonight's comeback the Laker 33-straight streak, second only to JoeD's magical 56-game hitting streak in invincibility, is now in question of being surpassed. HTF they got out of jail tonight baffles me...maybe they are destined to rewrite the history books!
     
  37. Fifth Set

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    I would like to invite everyone to officially join the Denver Nuggets bandwagon.

    I'm a longtime fan. Saw them play in person as a kid during the run of the original Skywalker, David Thompson. Got to meet a great guy named Marvin Webster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Webster) when he came to our school.

    This year's version of the team has no all stars but lots of heart and a great coach. It's a team everyone who respects the underdog can cheer for - no gazillionaire egos, no respect from the big market teams.

    Welcome aboard.

    [​IMG]
     
  38. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I've always been a fan of the Nuggets. Even since George Karl took over, they have always been the team that NO ONE wants to play in the Playoffs.

    Like the Spurs, doesn't matter if they have superstars or not, they just work together.

    I think the key to their success is because they've got big men that are willing to run the floor. And their guards are smart enough to know a ball will travel faster than a player.

    Got a steal? Throw it to the running big man!
     
  39. stringertom

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    14 straight now with an almost impossible last-minute comeback...yes, I'll get on the bandwagon! Hopefully, Lawson's heel is gonna mend quickly...they'll need him vs the good teams...Spurs are up in less than a week.
     
  40. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Player celebrations, stop it.

    The 3goggles need to stop. It's 3 points out of like 100 in a game. That's like us tennis players going nuts after winning a service point. (Nevermind, some tennis players do indeed do that)

    I give credits to Jokim Noah for stopping his gunslinging celebration after making a jumper, because of all those shooting tragedies. Russell Westbrook needs to start taking some notes.
     
  41. tennismonkey

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    lost in the really fun 24 game win streak by miami?

    san antonio is only a game or two back. no hoopla. no espn highlight reels. just pop and crew doing their thing. mostly involving winning. and TP is back now.
     
  42. Power Player

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    The Heat streak is all a setup for it to end in Orlando to a crappy Magic team.

    At least let me believe that so the game will be a little more exciting to watch.
     
  43. stringertom

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    We already had our shot at them in Miami...LBJ and his beagles will be on the alert this time around.
     
  44. Fifth Set

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    Yeah, good point on Lawson. I don't think Denver even gets a top 4 seed if Lawson misses more than a couple games.

    As much as I like Miller, it's obvious how much slower the game is when he is at the helm. The Denver forwards are better suited to a Lawson-like pace.

    I'm so impressed by this new breed of lightning fast guard that can keep the turnovers low. Saw John Wall and Washington beat the Lakers last night (in LA, despite being down 18 in the 3rd) with this approach - Wall was just too quick for their old legs. Wall's penetration and moves kept getting Ariza open too, who set a career high for 3s made. Wall himself had 16 assists, 3 steals and just 1 turnover. For a guy who does almost all the ball handling (played 44 minutes). Incredible.

    I wish Lawson was 6'4" like Wall by the way!
     
  45. stringertom

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    ^^^There's another PG from Kentucky who fits that mold...trouble is he's getting limited PT behind CP3...Eric Bledsoe will probably start somewhere in the NBA next year.
     
  46. Power Player

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    I know, we almost won on the road. That is why I think it could happen. Miami got bailed out with star calls at the end.

    Really liking Harkless's development. Him and Harris are bright spots for us.

    So are we all rooting for Denver? lol. Love the Manimal. I think he could become a star after the playoffs with a few big games.

    Also love Golden State. They are putting together a really nice squad.
     
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    Will LOL if lowest lowly Charlotte stops the streak tomorrow or softens up the Heat for the Magic to pull the trick the next night!
     
  48. Ronaldo

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    Both Cleveland and Detroit led at the half so any team may get up to cool off the Heat. Btw, didn't Detroit in 06 and the Mavs in 07 pay the ultimate price for their great regular seasons?
     
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  49. stringertom

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    In reality, I think it's gonna take a solid team (probably at home) to stop them. LAL '71-72 streak ended with a loss to the Bucks and a young KAJ. The Heat start a four-game road trip in Orlando on Monday. One of the stops is in SA...if they win there and all the others it will be bedlam in Miami for the following homestand!
     
  50. Ronaldo

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    Recall the Bucks won 66 games the yr the Lakers won 69, incredible.
     

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