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Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 4:23am On Mar 31
birdman:


No wonder the time infinity stone disappeared with you. It is well.

The one problem the Nets have is that there is only one ball. This is the same issue the Lakers had with Kobe, Shaq, GP and Karl Malone vs Pistons 2004. If the Nets run into a team like the Detroit Pistons of 2004, they could be in trouble. That team had a world class coach (Larry Brown), world class defense (all 5 starters were stingy), a savvy floor general (Billups) and everybody bought in. Ben Wallace didnt have to get the rock. You didnt have to draw up plays for Tayshaun Prince. Rip Hamilton was fine getting 15 or 30 points.

Three teams in the league right now that could have that identity by end of the season: Heat, Utah, Lakers*. I put asterisk on Lakers because their star players have missed too much time to gel. The Heat fit the bill 100%, so its possible the Nets might not come out of the East shocked
The Nets have figured out who runs their ship already. So long as Harden plays the point and KD and Kyrie stick to scoring they would be fine

Forget Heat they are not sneaking up on anybody this year. I really think the only team that poses any real threat to Brooklyn in the East are the Bucks. Ben Simmons and his refusal to be anything other than a 6'10 Rondo will likely doom the Sixers
Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 4:25am On Mar 31
Anthony Edwards higher ceiling? This dude is literally the most inefficient scorer in the league. All he does is jack up shots. He has a greenlight. Doesn't pass or get his teammates involved
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:47am On Mar 31
Defensive clinic by UCLA and Michigan.. Good old school half court pound and grind basketball by both schools.. I am soooo loving it..
Re: The NBA Begins by Thanos(m): 3:24pm On Mar 31
Android17:
In today's news 1.)Anthony Edwards, by my eyes has a higher ceiling than Lamelo ball 2.) The Lakers will not win the NBA Finals 2021 (but they could make it with fit players - They are an injury away to Bron or AD to miss out of coming out of the west.
What sacriligeous statement is this? shocked I won't be surprised if you were part of the crew that wondering how doncic ended up in the lottery. Talent wise it's not even close. Edwards is an athlete, ball is, well, a baller. IQ would always trump athleticsm all day every day.
I am going to go a step further. Neither the nets nor lakers are making it to the finals. Bookmark this page!!!
Re: The NBA Begins by Thanos(m): 3:31pm On Mar 31
birdman:


No wonder the time infinity stone disappeared with you. It is well.

The one problem the Nets have is that there is only one ball. This is the same issue the Lakers had with Kobe, Shaq, GP and Karl Malone vs Pistons 2004. If the Nets run into a team like the Detroit Pistons of 2004, they could be in trouble. That team had a world class coach (Larry Brown), world class defense (all 5 starters were stingy), a savvy floor general (Billups) and everybody bought in. Ben Wallace didnt have to get the rock. You didnt have to draw up plays for Tayshaun Prince. Rip Hamilton was fine getting 15 or 30 points.

Three teams in the league right now that could have that identity by end of the season: Heat, Utah, Lakers*. I put asterisk on Lakers because their star players have missed too much time to gel. The Heat fit the bill 100%, so its possible the Nets might not come out of the East shocked
E be like say na another brand of NBA we dey watch. Even when KD, Kyrie and Harden were all on the floor at the same time, with the amount of offensive talent that they have, we are not seeing them dominating games. And don't give me that bull of "they are saving themselves for the post season". Na the same arrogance the clippers carry enter post season last year and we all know how that story went. They are just a collection of superstars. All of them with emotional and fragile egos that tell you when the pressure is on, i'd wager that they'll capitulate (I'm looking at you James Harden).
Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 3:48pm On Mar 31
A40:
The Nets have figured out who runs their ship already. So long as Harden plays the point and KD and Kyrie stick to scoring they would be fine

Forget Heat they are not sneaking up on anybody this year. I really think the only team that poses any real threat to Brooklyn in the East are the Bucks. Ben Simmons and his refusal to be anything other than a 6'10 Rondo will likely doom the Sixers

I agree about the bucks, but then I think about how Giannis perpetually flames out in the post season undecided
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 5:30pm On Mar 31
Stephen A sometimes though. So you castigate Westbrook for trying as hard as he can to lead a team to win a championship, but you somehow go soft on KD for joining a 73 win team with the reigning MVP, talmbout he went there and still was their best player, talmbout he still elevated them. Ni*ga if Westbrook went to join the Warriors he still would have elevated them. But he didn't, if not he would have gotten an easy ring by now. It's still this same Stephen A who's bashing Blake Griffin and Aldridge for joining KD and Kyrie after falling short of leading their former teams to championships. Such hypocrisy.
Re: The NBA Begins by Afromentalist: 6:18pm On Mar 31
Michael Rapaport just leaked private convos with KD. They insulted each other and KD seemed to have threaten him, the hood way.

That journalist is a cry baby though

Durant too should learn to keep quiet. Must you reply every every?

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Re: The NBA Begins by Thanos(m): 8:10pm On Mar 31
Afromentalist:
Michael Rapaport just leaked private convos with KD. They insulted each other and KD seemed to have threaten him, the hood way.

That journalist is a cry baby though

Durant too should learn to keep quiet. Must you reply every every?
Fragile egos like I mentioned. I'm not a LeBron fan, but I respect him for his ability to let his game do the talking rather than barking at every tree like kd, Kylie, et.al
Re: The NBA Begins by Thanos(m): 8:13pm On Mar 31
steady986:
Stephen A sometimes though. So you castigate Westbrook for trying as hard as he can to lead a team to win a championship, but you somehow go soft on KD for joining a 73 win team with the reigning MVP, talmbout he went there and still was their best player, talmbout he still elevated them. Ni*ga if Westbrook went to join the Warriors he still would have elevated them. But he didn't, if not he would have gotten an easy ring by now. It's still this same Stephen A who's bashing Blake Griffin and Aldridge for joining KD and Kyrie after falling short of leading their former teams to championships. Such hypocrisy.
You pay those clowns any mind? That is what they are paid to do? To instigate. It is all a script for them. You Should ignore those guys opinions most of the time. Controversy sells and that is why espn likes to come out with one bs topic to another everyday. Just yesterday they were comparing zion with giannis like seriously wtf
Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 10:46pm On Mar 31
Thanos:

You pay those clowns any mind? That is what they are paid to do? To instigate. It is all a script for them. You Should ignore those guys opinions most of the time. Controversy sells and that is why espn likes to come out with one bs topic to another everyday. Just yesterday they were comparing zion with giannis like seriously wtf
I'll try not to pay much attention

Re: The NBA Begins by Android17: 12:46am On Apr 01
Thanos:

What sacriligeous statement is this? shocked I won't be surprised if you were part of the crew that wondering how doncic ended up in the lottery. Talent wise it's not even close. Edwards is an athlete, ball is, well, a baller. IQ would always trump athleticsm all day every day.
I am going to go a step further. Neither the nets nor lakers are making it to the finals. Bookmark this page!!!

Time will tell. What I will just add is remember how Ja Morant was the high IQ player and Zion was just athleticism? Who has the higher ceiling now?
Re: The NBA Begins by typicalgamer(m): 9:09am On Apr 01
Android17:


Time will tell. What I will just add is remember how Ja Morant was the high IQ player and Zion was just athleticism? Who has the higher ceiling now?

Who was rookie of the year and who was all hype.

Morant has everything to take Zion crown.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 11:41am On Apr 01
A40:
Won de. You would think Aldridge was prime Tim Duncan not a washed 36 year old who was a negative each time he was on the floor for the Spurs this season.

Who wins on his own in today's league? Your guy is adding Andre Drummond to a team with AD, Schroeder, Gasol and Montrez but make everybody else dey look

Where is thy faith in unu King? The game is far from over

The distasteful level of hypocrisy from LeBum’s cult..

Let's pretend like it’s no news that Bron has been actively recruiting S. Curry to join him in LA.. Some sources are saying even before the All-Star games. Soooo much for KD assembling.. Worse still, it is the same Chef whom his stans swear is irrelevant in the history of shooting in the NBA..

No be here we read say James Harden has had more influence on the game than the Chef? Hahahahaha..

These things play themselves out.. No be here we dey? Baba dey the ring hustle business and is already making his plans for next season.

I don talk am before.. Everyone is in the ring hustle.. na who hustle pass na him come be the matter now.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/lebron-james-recruiting-steph-curry-215444507.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2938854-windhorst-lakers-lebron-james-started-recruiting-steph-curry-at-all-star-break.amp.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.foxsports.com/stories/nba/lebron-james-stephen-curry-recruitment-los-angeles-lakers-golden-state-warriors
Re: The NBA Begins by Android17: 1:10am On Apr 02
Roland17:


The distasteful level of hypocrisy from LeBum’s cult..

Let's pretend like it’s no news that Bron has been actively recruiting S. Curry to join him in LA.. Some sources are saying even before the All-Star games. Soooo much for KD assembling.. Worse still, it is the same Chef whom his stans swear is irrelevant in the history of shooting in the NBA..

No be here we read say James Harden has had more influence on the game than the Chef? Hahahahaha..

These things play themselves out.. No be here we dey? Baba dey the ring hustle business and is already making his plans for next season.

I don talk am before.. Everyone is in the ring hustle.. na who hustle pass na him come be the matter now.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/lebron-james-recruiting-steph-curry-215444507.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2938854-windhorst-lakers-lebron-james-started-recruiting-steph-curry-at-all-star-break.amp.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.foxsports.com/stories/nba/lebron-james-stephen-curry-recruitment-los-angeles-lakers-golden-state-warriors



In Lebron's defence, he has been unashamed with his superteaming and ring chasing. He did try to recruit Kawhi to join him and AD and he said that he does not care about people's opinions. The issue is the fan boys deny it and insult others while at it.
Re: The NBA Begins by Android17: 1:10am On Apr 02
typicalgamer:


Who was rookie of the year and who was all hype.

Morant has everything to take Zion crown.


You know Zion was injured most of his first season, right?
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:06am On Apr 02
Welcome to the 2021/2022 MLB season! I am excited about this season especially because of the young players who will electrify us and look to change the direction of the game. I am talking about players like J. Soto (Nationals), F. Tatis Jr (Padres), V. Guerrero (Blue Jays). This is an very important season for the MLB because viewership and interest is dropping tremendously and MLB understands they have to let go of some of the old unwritten rules and allow players become more expressive.

As for my Cubs? Dem start the season with a loss. I saw the first 5 innings. I don't expect much from us this season. It almost feels like a total rebuild at this point.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:23am On Apr 02
This Denver Nuggets team look really good together. I used to worry they were guard heavy but all that has changed with the trades they completed during the deadline.
A. Gordon looks like a different players especially on defense. I don’t think I have ever seen him move his feet as much as he has done since he joined the Nuggets. He is guarding one through five positions..

I am worried about the Clippers..
Re: The NBA Begins by DeeMain(m): 6:50am On Apr 02
Android17:


In Lebron's defence, he has been unashamed with his superteaming and ring chasing. He did try to recruit Kawhi to join him and AD and he said that he does not care about people's opinions. The issue is the fan boys deny it and insult others while at it.

Coveniently, you guys are selectively forgetting that the current wave of superteaming and ring chasing mindset was triggered after a 73-9 GS Warriors, with the then current MVP and 3 All Stars, acquired Kevin Durant, the greatest scorer in NBA history and made themselves unplayable, blotting out any iota of competition in the NBA for 3 seasons and 2 rings until injury scuppered that unfair dominance.

Same KD then, same KD now, but no we must conveniently forget that GS happened and start the remembering from the morning Lebron tried to recruit Kawhi.

Lebron is not entirely innocent in this melee but guys some balance is good for the health.

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Re: The NBA Begins by typicalgamer(m): 9:04am On Apr 02
Android17:


You know Zion was injured most of his first season, right?

And who's fault was that. ?

Zion keeps jumping like that he's bound to end up like D,Rose in a few years

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Re: The NBA Begins by Android17: 8:48pm On Apr 02
DeeMain:


Coveniently, you guys are selectively forgetting that the current wave of superteaming and ring chasing mindset was triggered after a 73-9 GS Warriors, with the then current MVP and 3 All Stars, acquired Kevin Durant, the greatest scorer in NBA history and made themselves unplayable, blotting out any iota of competition in the NBA for 3 seasons and 2 rings until injury scuppered that unfair dominance.

Same KD then, same KD now, but no we must conveniently forget that GS happened and start the remembering from the morning Lebron tried to recruit Kawhi.

Lebron is not entirely innocent in this melee but guys some balance is good for the health.

Superteams in this dispensation started from Miami Heats of 2010. How did you forget?

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Re: The NBA Begins by Android17: 8:50pm On Apr 02
typicalgamer:


And who's fault was that. ?

Zion keeps jumping like that he's bound to end up like D,Rose in a few years

He had gotten injured before the season began and only played the last 20 games after which many suggested he should have been ROTY but Ja Morant had played more games and deserved to win it. For context, SC and Harden were not ROTY but Dame was. Which of the 3 reached higher ceilings? NB: I know Dame was not drafted same year as them. Just showing how ROTY is not the ceiling.
Re: The NBA Begins by DeeMain(m): 10:21pm On Apr 02
Android17:


Superteams in this dispensation started from Miami Heats of 2010. How did you forget?

Before the 2010 Miami Heats there was the Celtics perennial All Stars trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen of the 2007-2008 championship winning team. If you are looking for a beginning that's it for you.

And no there is no precedence for that GSW-KD annihilation combo. I also did say it was what triggered this new wave of ring chasing. The keyword is new wave.

And yes, I did point out that Lebron is not entirely guilt-free.

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Re: The NBA Begins by Android17: 1:13am On Apr 03
DeeMain:


Before the 2010 Miami Heats there was the Celtics perennial All Stars trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen of the 2007-2008 championship winning team. If you are looking for a beginning that's it for you.

And no there is no precedence for that GSW-KD annihilation combo. I also did say it was what triggered this new wave of ring chasing. The keyword is new wave.

And yes, I did point out that Lebron is not entirely guilt-free.

I completely understand you and I know you try to be fair but the new wave started from 2010. That celtics team did not start the new wave. Nobody complained about it. They were not prohibitive favorites. Miami Heat of 2010 started this new wave. KD was recruited by the 67-15 Spurs as well. I wonder why people forget this. That was the same crop of Spurs that had gone back to back in 2012/13 and 2013/14. If KD had gone there they could have possibly won 3 titles on the trot.

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Re: The NBA Begins by steady986(m): 1:49am On Apr 03
I've said it that the only thing KD knows how to do is score. Yet blind fans want to put him in the same sentence with LeBron all the time. His value to a team is once again being questioned by the amazing run the Nets are having without him, just like it was questioned when he went to a Warriors team that didn't need him.

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Re: The NBA Begins by mattfeuter(m): 4:16am On Apr 03
DeeMain:


Before the 2010 Miami Heats there was the Celtics perennial All Stars trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen of the 2007-2008 championship winning team. If you are looking for a beginning that's it for you.

And no there is no precedence for that GSW-KD annihilation combo. I also did say it was what triggered this new wave of ring chasing. The keyword is new wave.

And yes, I did point out that Lebron is not entirely guilt-free.

Facts.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 4:41am On Apr 03
Big shout out to Adia Barnes and her Wildcats! My goodness.. What an upset against No 1 UCONN, they led throughout this game except the 3rd and were the better team on defense. To even imagine the NCAA did not include them in the hype video for the final 4..

Stanford v Arizona...Final.
Re: The NBA Begins by osayi90: 5:11am On Apr 03
steady986:
I've said it that the only thing KD knows how to do is score. Yet blind fans want to put him in the same sentence with LeBron all the time. His value to a team is once again being questioned by the amazing run the Nets are having without him, just like it was questioned when he went to a Warriors team that didn't need him.

Sometimes you say some foolish things. It is okay to be a LeBron fan and still say sensible things from a basketball point of view. KD can only score...he can't defend right?

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Re: The NBA Begins by SmooshCHN: 8:53am On Apr 03
Damn!! My warriors suck.
Re: The NBA Begins by yomi96(m): 9:01am On Apr 03
osayi90:


Sometimes you say some foolish things. It is okay to be a LeBron fan and still say sensible things from a basketball point of view. KD can only score...he can't defend right?
you they mind am? That one na nzuzu na. And to think that the clown owns a blog were he writes about basketball is just sacrilegious.
Ignore the attention seeker

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Re: The NBA Begins by A40(m): 10:02am On Apr 03
birdman:


I agree about the bucks, but then I think about how Giannis perpetually flames out in the post season undecided
Holiday is an improvement on Bledsoe. I think if they take the ball off Giannis's hands they stand a better chance

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