NBA 2021-2022 Thread

T1000

Legend
Season tips off tonight with a double header. Nets and Bucks tip off the season, Lakers and Warriors finish off the night. Have to wait until tomorrow to see my Knicks and my favorite huskie cardiac Kemba in action.
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
I really wonder why the 76ers don't just cut their losses and dump Simmons. The guy in all probability still can't shoot and seems utterly unwilling to be a team player. Time to face reality and start looking for a replacement.

Gotta say I'm intrigued to see how Russ will fit in with the Fakers. Still expect the Clips to come out ahead with my other boy Kawhi, though.

Thought they'd be out with the list of 75 GOATs by Opening Day. 100% chance they'll get half of 'em wrong.
 

Fozz

New User
I really wonder why the 76ers don't just cut their losses and dump Simmons. The guy in all probability still can't shoot and seems utterly unwilling to be a team player. Time to face reality and start looking for a replacement.

Gotta say I'm intrigued to see how Russ will fit in with the Fakers. Still expect the Clips to come out ahead with my other boy Kawhi, though.

Thought they'd be out with the list of 75 GOATs by Opening Day. 100% chance they'll get half of 'em wrong.
Morey should have traded Simmons the moment he demanded a trade. Free the team up from the drama and let him be an issue for someone else. Or not even accept him back in practice.

I, too, am curious with how Russ will play along LeBron and how the rest of that roster outside of Bron and AD will contribute through out the season.

Should be a fun opening night with some terrible takes from fans that will be over-reacting after one game.
 

Kralingen

Legend
LeBron is the best player ever. he may not have the greatest achievements and MJ is obviously GOAT currently but I have never seen a better player of the game of basketball.

The Lakers looked like complete amateurs though and wasted two gems from Bron+AD. Russ was an unmitigated disaster and Melo was almost as bad.

Nets are in real trouble without a vaccinated Kyrie imo.
 

Fozz

New User
LeBron is the best player ever. he may not have the greatest achievements and MJ is obviously GOAT currently but I have never seen a better player of the game of basketball.

The Lakers looked like complete amateurs though and wasted two gems from Bron+AD. Russ was an unmitigated disaster and Melo was almost as bad.

Nets are in real trouble without a vaccinated Kyrie imo.
I think the Nets will be fine. Having KD and Harden alone will keep them as one of the top teams in the East. Giannis and the Bucks simply match up better between the two.

add the fact Giannis is showing a more consistent jumper. Yikes. Could be another big year for him.

Lebron and AD will get theirs. But the biggest factor is if Russ can adjust his game to compliment Bron and AD. So far, he has not been able to do that during his time in Washington and Houston.
 

Federer and Del Potro

Talk Tennis Guru
LeBron is the best player ever. he may not have the greatest achievements and MJ is obviously GOAT currently but I have never seen a better player of the game of basketball.

The Lakers looked like complete amateurs though and wasted two gems from Bron+AD. Russ was an unmitigated disaster and Melo was almost as bad.

Nets are in real trouble without a vaccinated Kyrie imo.
Nobody has any shot with Ted Cruz/Doug/Joffrey Baratheon Grayson James Allen on the defending champions.
 

T1000

Legend
wow what a game to start off the season. Felt like game 7 of the ECF. I know @Federer and Del Potro is Celtics fan, you almost had us. Brown went off and Williams shut Randle down in the 4th and both OTs. Unfortunately former Celtic Fournier was the difference.
 

Milehigh5280

Professional
I'm picking Luka Doncic for MVP. Lakers beat the Bucks in the finals. Lebron gets title #5. I don't feel confident about my finals pick, tbh. I would pick the Nets to win it all if Kyrie was playing
 

Fozz

New User
IMO, I don't think the Lakers will make the finals if Russ doesn't adapt his playing style to LeBron and KDs. I think that'll be the biggest hurdle for the Lakers to get there.
 

Milehigh5280

Professional
IMO, I don't think the Lakers will make the finals if Russ doesn't adapt his playing style to LeBron and KDs. I think that'll be the biggest hurdle for the Lakers to get there.
I agree, but it's a long season and I think they'll adjust. I also expect that they'll make moves at the trade deadline. Whatever happens, I think it's going to be a very interesting year. Both conferences are going to be an absolute dogfight. I'm 33 and I think this is the deepest and most talented I've seen the NBA
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Enes Kanter for Nobel Peace Prize. Wish he could be cloned.

Adam Silver should be required to do all public addresses in a Celtics #11 jersey.
 

T1000

Legend
Enes Kanter for Nobel Peace Prize. Wish he could be cloned.

Adam Silver should be required to do all public addresses in a Celtics #11 jersey.
$ilver will never call out real oppression because it upsets his Chinese overlords. He’ll submit to them just like he did with Morey.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
$ilver will never call out real oppression because it upsets his Chinese overlords. He’ll submit to them just like he did with Morey.
Sadly, this is true about the tall, thin, bald puppet. Maybe the press pool could give him a nudge with some creative wardrobing. A sea of Celtic green #11 jerseys facing him at his pressers should remind him that there’s no good to be had from dirty money.
 

Milehigh5280

Professional

Jokic retaliates after taking an elbow to the ribs from Markieff Morris.

Here's my take: Jokic deserves to be suspended for obvious reasons, but so does Morris. This is the result of the NBA letting players get away dirty play for years. If you pulled the same move that Morris did in a pick up game, there would immediately be a fight. The fact that Morris felt comfortable turning away after delivering a dirty hit should tell you all you need to know. Players like him, his brother, Pat Bev, Draymond etc have been getting away with this crap. Eventually a player will retaliate
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Accentuate the positive…Chef goes 50/7/13 at age 33. Much bigger headline deserved, passing Wilt as the oldest to do the nickel with a dub dub. GSW is 9-1 and doing it as a team with Chef breaking out of a 4-game “mini-slump” (for him) scoring 20 or less. And still no KT.
 

Fozz

New User

Jokic retaliates after taking an elbow to the ribs from Markieff Morris.

Here's my take: Jokic deserves to be suspended for obvious reasons, but so does Morris. This is the result of the NBA letting players get away dirty play for years. If you pulled the same move that Morris did in a pick up game, there would immediately be a fight. The fact that Morris felt comfortable turning away after delivering a dirty hit should tell you all you need to know. Players like him, his brother, Pat Bev, Draymond etc have been getting away with this crap. Eventually a player will retaliate
I look at it simply as this:

Morris messed around and found out what Jokic is all about. Morris twins always acted tough since being in the league. Also, no one is buying Jimmy Butler. He's all talk. Hell, he was standing right next to Jokic when the foul occurred and now you want to run your mouth after there are people in-between you too. Soft. He didn't want anything to do with Nene back in the day, he certainly wouldn't do nothing to Jokic.

And lastly, Jokic's brothers. Yeah, they look like they do the dirt on the streets and protect Jokic because he has the real talent lol.
 

Fozz

New User
Accentuate the positive…Chef goes 50/7/13 at age 33. Much bigger headline deserved, passing Wilt as the oldest to do the nickel with a dub dub. GSW is 9-1 and doing it as a team with Chef breaking out of a 4-game “mini-slump” (for him) scoring 20 or less. And still no KT.
Biggest thing about Steph that I have been impressed with is his defense. So far this season, he has been moving well on the defensive end and working. The W's finally have the bench depth that's making opponents having to 'play off' Steph but that hurts them. Love that the W's are 9-1 one right now (grew up a Warriors fan through the bad, bad years). The bench depth will be the key this season for them. I only think they can maintain this success when Klay and Wiseman return.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
More than halfway to the Laker all-time record (33 straight) and tied for 11th with 18 straight, the Suns rematch with GSW tonight in SF is must see NBA. Bridges shut Curry down (4 of 21 for 12 points) on Tuesday in Phoenix and the GSW combo of Poole/Porter faded in the fourth quarter to help deliver the 8-point win.

It should be a bit closer margin tonight than Memphis over (+73, a new record) OKC last night. That blowout was achieved without Ja Morant and with only three starters in double figures. Six reserves reached double digits with one rookie Santi Aldama getting a career first dub dub (18/10) in 28 minutes.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
More than halfway to the Laker all-time record (33 straight) and tied for 11th with 18 straight, the Suns rematch with GSW tonight in SF is must see NBA. Bridges shut Curry down (4 of 21 for 12 points) on Tuesday in Phoenix and the GSW combo of Poole/Porter faded in the fourth quarter to help deliver the 8-point win.

It should be a bit closer margin tonight than Memphis over (+73, a new record) OKC last night. That blowout was achieved without Ja Morant and with only three starters in double figures. Six reserves reached double digits with one rookie Santi Aldama getting a career first dub dub (18/10) in 28 minutes.
Record may fall Monday night when the Pistons and OKC meet.
 
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