NBA 2019-20: Fresh Champs, Fresh Faces, Fresh Places!

stringertom

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Heavy load carrying the Cadavers..........................................................dead weight
Jordan didn’t have anybody except Oakley for his first few years. Heavy lifting less necessary after Pippen and Horace Grant came on board in the 1987 draft.
 

Ronaldo

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Jordan didn’t have anybody except Oakley for his first few years. Heavy lifting less necessary after Pippen and Horace Grant came on board in the 1987 draft.
Still waiting for that list of Cadavers......................................................................................oooooooooooooooh, btw, until Kareem, imagine what The Big O suffered thru! 12 yrs of pain, Royal Screwjob..............................................Guess Sacramento got the shaft, eh?
 
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T1000

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Where are all these so called nba experts and coaches who said Fizdale is a great coach and it’s the Knicks fault he looked bad? Fizdale 4-18 Miller 5-6. I’m so sick of hearing about how Fizdale is some basketball guru and genius. He’s a moron and a horrible coach. Worse offensive sets, defensive sets, and rotations than Kurt Rambis. Supposed to be a players coach and the players don’t play for him.
 

Ronaldo

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Where are all these so called nba experts and coaches who said Fizdale is a great coach and it’s the Knicks fault he looked bad? Fizdale 4-18 Miller 5-6. I’m so sick of hearing about how Fizdale is some basketball guru and genius. He’s a moron and a horrible coach. Worse offensive sets, defensive sets, and rotations than Kurt Rambis. Supposed to be a players coach and the players don’t play for him.
At least Mike Miller has a championship ring
 

T1000

Legend
Where was it earned? NCAA or G-League?:

Eastern Illinois
Texas State
Kansas State
Sam Houston State
Western Illinois
UC Riverside

Austin Toros (Spurs)
Westchester Knicks
He’s either joking and referring to mike miller the former player of Memphis and Miami fame or he actually thinks it’s that mike Miller (I thought it was him too before I saw him on tv lol).
 

stringertom

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He’s either joking and referring to mike miller the former player of Memphis and Miami fame or he actually thinks it’s that mike Miller (I thought it was him too before I saw him on tv lol).
Rightfully so to be confused; player Miller would have been a natural fit to be a Fizdale assistant, having been together in Miami. Player MM now coaches as an assistant for Penny Hardaway at NCAA Memphis.
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
SRS Ratings news:

The Mavs have quieted surged into 2nd place and opened a gap over #3 Lakers. The Celts also made a move, nudging past the Clips for the #4 spot.
 
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stringertom

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Giannis returned from his 2-game sabbatical with a sore back and played 27 minutes for a 23/10/6 night and the Bucks cruised in Chicago 123-102.
 

DSH

Legend
Bill Russell is GOAT...winning is everything and he did it in college, Olympics and as a pro, not only as a player but also as player/coach.

The other three are KAJ, Jordan and Magic in no particular order.
Do you think LeBron will break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record?
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stringertom

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Do you think LeBron will break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record?
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He could if he sticks around long enough and starts making FTs at a respectable rate. It’s an empty record vs KAJ’s superiority, which was delayed by playing college ball for 4 years.
 
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travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
He could if he sticks around long enough and starts making FTs at a respectable rate. It’s an empty record vs KAJ’s superiority, which was delayed by playing college ball for 4 years.
You’re rough on the LeBron. Did Skip Bayless hack your account? For a 35-year-old point guard, he’s doing ok. His spot on Rushmore is secure.
 

stringertom

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You’re rough on the LeBron. Did Skip Bayless hack your account? For a 35-year-old point guard, he’s doing ok. His spot on Rushmore is secure.
He could have bumped Magic from my Mount Rushmore if he had a better wingman from the start.

Keep in mind, not making top 4 in history is nothing like throwing shade at The Big LeBronski.
 

T1000

Legend
You’re rough on the LeBron. Did Skip Bayless hack your account? For a 35-year-old point guard, he’s doing ok. His spot on Rushmore is secure.
When I think of Mt Rushmore I think of influence on the game as well as how good they were. Russell or Wilt has to be one spot (I pick Russell due to rings and the finals mvp is named after him) Magic or Bird (Magic for me cuz he was better) MJ and the last spot goes to KAJ or Lebron. I mean it’s a tossup I see strong arguments for both. If we’re talking just the best players ever it’s MJ KAJ and LBJ in no particular order then Magic imo.
 

stringertom

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David Stern has passed, never recovering from the cerebral hemorrhage he suffered before Christmas. RIP.

Probably the most important sports commissioner ever. When the big little man was appointed at age 42, NBA Finals were broadcast on tape delay due to lack of interest in the sport.
 

Ronaldo

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David Stern has passed, never recovering from the cerebral hemorrhage he suffered before Christmas. RIP.

Probably the most important sports commissioner ever. When the big little man was appointed at age 42, NBA Finals were broadcast on tape delay due to lack of interest in the sport.
After the 11 pm news
 

Ronaldo

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He was appointed Commisioner in 1984.
Weren't the Celtics/Lakers battling it out with Bird and Magic.

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NBA on CBS - Wikipedia

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1986 was the last year that CBS ever aired an NBA playoff game on tape delay. The network's final delayed playoff broadcast was Game 3 (on May 16) of the playoff series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. The game aired at 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time after having a 9:30 p.m. tip.
 

stringertom

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In a not so tragic evening The Magic smoked visiting Miami in the fourth quarter and turned a close five-point game into a 20-point blowout, 105-85. They are solidly in the #8 slot with a 3-game lead over #9 Charlotte.

Boston, without flu-ridden Kemba Walker, erased a 29-11 deficit to hang on for a 3-point win over league-worst visiting Atlanta when Daniel Thies blocked a potential game-winning trey attempt by Trae Young, 109-106. Marcus Smart grabbed the loose ball and was fouled and made a FT for the final point.

The Beard, sporting a new look that combines cornrows and a white headband, had a 44/11/11 trip dub that trumped Ben Simmons’ own 29/13/11/3/4 night as host Houston won by 10 and continued the 76ers skid to four losses in a row after their sterling Christmas Day beatdown of league-best Milwaukee.
 

stringertom

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LAC without Assistant Load Manager PG13 (sore hamstring) get absolutely worked by visiting Memphis 140-114. Ja Morant is getting the hype due to an ankle breaker move (really a push off) but Jarren Jackson went 9/10 (3 treys) for a 24/6 boards and 4 blocks.

The Mavs fell to visiting Charlotte 130-127 in OT and wasted a 39/12/10 night from Luka.

The Bucks kept rolling 127-118 over visiting SA. Giannis went for 32 in just 28 minutes.

The Raptors started slow on the road vs their pigeons from Brooklyn but broke open a close game with a 38-22 fourth quarter to win by 19. They are 17-1 in their last 18 games vs the Nets.

Why can’t the Tragic make change for a dollar? Because they’re only good for three quarters! Visiting Jazz used 8 treys in the fourth to end the game with a 33-21 fourth for a 109-96 victory.

Atlanta gets a rare win, 116-111 at home vs Indiana. Trae Young went for 41.
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
With 5 min left against Pistons, LBJ is +17, but still 1-point game. LAL need to find a fix for the problems on both ends when LeBron is not on the court, or else their title chances will slip away.
 

donquijote

G.O.A.T.
LAC without Assistant Load Manager PG13 (sore hamstring) get absolutely worked by visiting Memphis 140-114. Ja Morant is getting the hype due to an ankle breaker move (really a push off) but Jarren Jackson went 9/10 (3 treys) for a 24/6 boards and 4 blocks.

The Mavs fell to visiting Charlotte 130-127 in OT and wasted a 39/12/10 night from Luka.

The Bucks kept rolling 127-118 over visiting SA. Giannis went for 32 in just 28 minutes.

The Raptors started slow on the road vs their pigeons from Brooklyn but broke open a close game with a 38-22 fourth quarter to win by 19. They are 17-1 in their last 18 games vs the Nets.

Why can’t the Tragic make change for a dollar? Because they’re only good for three quarters! Visiting Jazz used 8 treys in the fourth to end the game with a 33-21 fourth for a 109-96 victory.

Atlanta gets a rare win, 116-111 at home vs Indiana. Trae Young went for 41.
Morant is a fun kid to watch.
Raps down by 16 in the 2nd qrtr ends with 19 up after 4th. Crazy.
Luka didn't play well when it mattered the most although he did everything for the Mavs to be in this match. They blew their lead in regulation and also in OT. Unbelievable team-choke.
 

donquijote

G.O.A.T.
Triple dub #11 from Luka (38/11/10) (21 points in the 3rd qtr takeover) and career high 47 pts from Jokic (0 TO).
 
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stringertom

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The win: by 30 over the G-league Gnicks.

The loss: Unibrow went down hard on his tailbone; day to day.

The win: Melo delivers the dagger in Toronto

The loss: Raptors led for all but 18 seconds of the 2-point loss.
 

donquijote

G.O.A.T.
The win: by 30 over the G-league Gnicks.

The loss: Unibrow went down hard on his tailbone; day to day.

The win: Melo delivers the dagger in Toronto

The loss: Raptors led for all but 18 seconds of the 2-point loss.
Raps were without 3 starters and the 6th man.
Still they should have won this one being up 5 in the last 80 seconds before Lowry ruined it all.
 

stringertom

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Raps were without 3 starters and the 6th man.
Still they should have won this one being up 5 in the last 80 seconds before Lowry ruined it all.
Similar to the NFL Lions losing to the Packers twice this season despite never trailing until the two GW FGs at the guns.
 

stringertom

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Denver at Dallas is a great game! 89-86 Dallas entering the fourth. Jokic had 21 in the third, a career best quarter.
 

stringertom

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Denver edges host Dallas 107-106 with some nice defense down the stretch. Carlisle might have sat Luka a bit too long at the start of the final quarter and let Denver’s second team lead the 21-17 comeback. Jokic’s back-in leaner was the GW with 8 seconds left and capped his 31-point night. Doncic missed a trip dub by one board (27/9/10).
 

stringertom

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Dueling 40-point trib dubs for The Beard vs Trae Young. The young guy outscored and outboarded the veteran (42/13/10 vs 41/10/10) but the playoff team won by 7.
 
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