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Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 3:18am On Jun 11
Whew! I only caught the last few minutes but props to the bucks for staying laser focused and tough till the end. I like it when the whole team buys in - you can tell by bucks body language they know they are going up against goliath
Re: The NBA Begins by chic2pimp(m): 3:19am On Jun 11
winkSurprised they actually pulled it off. Props to Middleton today. It read all what the Media were saying about Him and came out swinging. Well done.

Also can Budenholzer tell Giannis to stop spamming threes like there is no tomorrow? Mate your free throw shooting percentages are atrocious so work on that instead of spamming threes like you are the second coming of Klay Thompson.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 3:34am On Jun 11
Afrodoc I sight you! I hope u are doing ok Boss!
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 3:38am On Jun 11
chic2pimp:
winkSurprised they actually pulled it off. Props to Middleton today. It read all what the Media were saying about Him and came out swinging. Well done.

Also can Budenholzer tell Giannis to stop spamming threes like there is no tomorrow? Mate your free throw shooting percentages are atrocious so work on that instead of spamming threes like you are the second coming of Klay Thompson.

This is all part of coaching and instructions. The Nets will give Giannis that shot everyday. Its like you said earlier, try the plan A and if it fails, try it over and over again. The Nets made some adjustments with the Giannis ISO and that left Giannis jacking up 3's.

For me, I think they have to find ways to get Holiday more involved in the offense but again, how can he when Giannis is brining up the ball and running ISO plays? Truth be told, Giannis showed up today..He bossed that paint but it seems he easily gets distracted from his bread and butter. The Nets were one stop and shot from winning this game.
Re: The NBA Begins by benji93: 3:51am On Jun 11
Game 4 will be a blow-out.

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Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 3:51am On Jun 11
Roland17:
Slimreaper!!!! Rip their hearts!!!

You know who I am..

Haba! Heart of wickedness
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 5:05am On Jun 11
If you are the Clippers, you are absolutely worried.
Re: The NBA Begins by joshboo(m): 5:49am On Jun 11
SALT LAKE CITY BABYYYY
Re: The NBA Begins by Khanben: 5:51am On Jun 11
Kwahi looks tired in the 4th somewhat... Bojan is doing a great job on him in the 4th
Re: The NBA Begins by Afromentalist: 5:58am On Jun 11
Roland17:
If you are the Clippers, you are absolutely worried.
Definitely.
Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 6:01am On Jun 11
Clippers played as well as Jazz in this game. Those freak Jazz 3s were just too much. If they didn't fall in such a big hole, they could have won this game. I would feel confident about winning 2 at home in LA
Re: The NBA Begins by joshboo(m): 6:05am On Jun 11
nairamaniac:


Rollweed abi naaa roland. U are the one acting quite hysterical here.

Let's not deviate from how this this SPECIFICALLY STARTED.


Joshboo held u accountable for always denigrating lebron by calling him Lefraud and Lebum.

Rather than benji to defend u by specifically sticking to that same accusation of denigration even after I quoted you, he rather DEVIATED.

His first line of response and defense was to twist it all to he Lebron not meriting THE GOAT STATUS.

Whoever talked about the GOAT STATUS HERE.

Give you an example;
Someone comes to your house to insult denigrate your dad by calling him FRAUDAD OR DADFRAUD, then u or someone comes out to ask *why do you call my dad such names*. Then the accused says "IT has always been about your dad thinking he is the Greatest of All Time's Father".

That's a twist of aguement. Cos neither me, nor joshboo accused benji of him not worshing Lebron as the Goat.

What he said was that "it's getting too much and it's becoming childish".

Then he went further to defend you by saying "ROLAND17 doesn't even use the term THAT MUCH".
Which was indeed a VERY BIG GIGANTIC LIE, cos for the past 10pages alone, each time you refered to Lebron you called him LEBUM or LEFRAUD.
And that occured at least 10 times in the last 10pages.

So if that is not THAT MUCH, I wonder what's THAT MUCH would actually mean?


Now u accuse me of not READING AND LEARNING.
That's not true. I learn truth not lies.

I applaud realness and criticize falsehood.

If only BENJI had been honest with his response to Joshboo's insinuation, I would have been a good and listening student.

He tried to be smart by half by saying the following in all his defence when asked why the disrespect towards Lebron(and in extension to his fans).
Cos when you troll a star, hope you know you also troll his supporters and Fans;
1. Roland doesn't use it THAT MUCH.
2. It has always been about him being the Goat status.
3. 6-3 would never make him the goat.

Did joshboo or I(nairamaley) angry say anything about him being a goat in our statements?

Come let's be honest; the major(number 1) reason the Leflop or Lebum is being said here and everywhere is simply becos he has lost in more finals than he did.
Not cos he flops frequently when being fowled.

Pls incase you want to indignify or dignify me with a reply, first be man enough to face your defender(benji) by asking him why he lied that you (ROLAND419 grin) doesn't use the term THAT MUCH.

when you do that, we can both talk.
They say he who comes for equity much come with clean hands.

Let's start from there.


I have always been your fan here.
But that doesn't mean you wdnt stomach it when I critisize u.

U have no problems when I(we) give u props here.
But u become a rabid aggressive dog when I(we) critisize u.

You are being double standard man.


Last las, u say THANX TO BENJI FOR TELLING ME TO READ AND LEARN.

But you are not criticizing the same wonderful teacher for not sticking directly to the very rootcause/genesis of joshboo's criticism.

Abi you want me(us) to only READ AND LEARN what ever part of your biography that someone supports you.
But we should become dull to anypart of that your same biography that even your own co-writer cudnt defend you well enough.



Last bullet: you are not the founder of nairaland.
Last I checked it belongs to seun osewa.
I wonder how you threaten or advice me to stay off your mentions. I can quote&unquote you.

WORST YOU CAN DO IS USE VERY VERY BIG QUEENS ENGLISH as response.
Hope u know USE OF ELOQUENCE ISNT INTELLIGENCE. Everyone here has outaged that physcological-oppression.

U NEED to hit the nail on the head bro.
Make your own point and move on.


Don't try to lay on the shoulder's of anyone that support you.
That's cowardly.

My question and that of joshboo still stands(albeit politely this time) :
Why do you ALWAYS FREQUENTLY DENIGRATE LEBRON by calling him LEBUM or LEFRAUD?

The above question is where u should start from. Not commencing from middle of the aguements between I and Benji.

If you feel we(joshboo and I) are too small or not worthy of your response.
Then you should also be TOO BIG to jump from the middle of the journey to express yourself.

You tell us we are too small than also tell us you are too big, yet u cowardly run away from what we are holding you accountable for.


Ogaaa come start from begining of the journey or sit alone on your fvcking HIGH HORSE.


grin grin grin grin Bruv Just free the guy and him dick suckers. No matter how the truth stares them in the face they'll still go with their shenanigans and keep yarning nonsense. Bruv just free them and keep being you jare, love the way you analyse s the game. No normal thinking person who knows the game of basketball would ever acknowledge LBJ as the Goat but we obviously can't doubt his greatness since he entered the league. Age is unfortunately not on his side again but he can still win a chip with the right pieces and him Basically facilitating. But always Calling him a fraud once he has a bad game is preposterous but the Aforementioned and his cohorts sit all day and hate on greatness directly, jokingly and indirectly but na dem Sabi, doesn't actually change a fucking thing. Between most of them are Newbies and started following/ watching Bball recently that's y at every Turn the only name on em Lips is Steph etc But it is what it Is, our bleeping opinions here don't change a Damm thing but we go still yarn based on our passion for the game.

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Re: The NBA Begins by joshboo(m): 6:09am On Jun 11
Khanben:
Kwahi looks tired in the 4th somewhat... Bojan is doing a great job on him in the 4th
That's kahwis default look, but Bogdanovic definitely Played good D on him today. Abeg ttwud be lovely to see a Suns-Jazz WCF.

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Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 7:06am On Jun 11
Khanben:
Kwahi looks tired in the 4th somewhat... Bojan is doing a great job on him in the 4th

Took too much energy to climb back in the game. You could see pg3 and kawhi had no legs in the last 6 minutes. Brick after brick after brick grin
Re: The NBA Begins by FBS: 3:10pm On Jun 11
Abeg na who cut soap for this Jazz team? cheesy Dropping 3 pointers like they own the copyright to it.
Donovan giving opponents the eye each time he throws a bullet from craziest of angles or positions? lol.
And Gobert? Dude blocking anything and everything.

Would love to see how far they can go.

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Re: The NBA Begins by nairamaniac: 7:08pm On Jun 11
joshboo:


grin grin grin grin Bruv Just free the guy and him dick suckers. No matter how the truth stares them in the face they'll still go with their shenanigans and keep yarning nonsense. Bruv just free them and keep being you jare, love the way you analyse s the game. No normal thinking person who knows the game of basketball would ever acknowledge LBJ as the Goat but we obviously can't doubt his greatness since he entered the league. Age is unfortunately not on his side again but he can still win a chip with the right pieces and him Basically facilitating. But always Calling him a fraud once he has a bad game is preposterous but the Aforementioned and his cohorts sit all day and hate on greatness directly, jokingly and indirectly but na dem Sabi, doesn't actually change a fucking thing. Between most of them are Newbies and started following/ watching Bball recently that's y at every Turn the only name on em Lips is Steph etc But it is what it Is, our bleeping opinions here don't change a Damm thing but we go still yarn based on our passion for the game.

Thanks! One more chip or not, Lebron has solidified his legacy amongst the greats.
I don't even think of steph(alone) whenever I think of what limited Lebron from winning more rings.

I think more of the entire warriors and the ways they played the game before thinking of steph.

Even though steph was the leader of the group.
I'm glad the warriors happened.
That warriors even before durant came in played the most intelligent/perfect basketball I had seen since phil jackson's Lakers(2000-2003).

Im a fan of good basketball.

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Re: The NBA Begins by nairamaniac: 7:14pm On Jun 11
birdman:


But you cant prefer offense to the point where defense is frowned upon. Which is why we have meaningless 120pt games now. A hard fought, NBA game should reach 90pts per team, tops. Right now some games are just shooting drills. Whats the point - kuku eliminate defense and lets reach 200pts per team

I agree with you. I personally don't see it as defence being frowned upon.

I have always known the game to be a NON CONTACT SPORT.
I remember when I played back then on my own small levels, referees at times usually penelise us for REACHING.


I would here screams like REACHING! REACHING.

When I argue, they say "give arm's length".

Only God knows what that means?
Cos when a bigger player turns back and works his way to the basket against me, I'm allowed to use my body(front) against his back.

I'm not a ref, but pls someone explain this to me.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 1:54am On Jun 12
Two teams, the Sixers and Clippers needed to be aggressive in the pursuit of a scoring PG heading into the post season, both teams failed and are paying dearly for it. One of both teams should have landed Lowry, both failed.

What exactly is Ben Simmons impact/ contribution to winning a basketball game? Can the Sixers win a Championship with Simmons? They have players in Thybulle and Milton who can do a decent job on the defensive end and still offer something on the offensive end.
Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 2:07am On Jun 12
nairamaniac:


I agree with you. I personally don't see it as defence being frowned upon.

I have always known the game to be a NON CONTACT SPORT.
I remember when I played back then on my own small levels, referees at times usually penelise us for REACHING.


I would here screams like REACHING! REACHING.

When I argue, they say "give arm's length".

Only God knows what that means?
Cos when a bigger player turns back and works his way to the basket against me, I'm allowed to use my body(front) against his back.

I'm not a ref, but pls someone explain this to me.

In amateur leagues, contact is definitely frowned upon. Less contact, less injury, less intimidation.

For pro leagues where money is involved, you gon get touched. At that point its a grown man game. If you are small like Iverson, you need to accept there will be Shaqs in the league, you are playing for money so some ruckus is expected. Obviously what is called foul in an euro league may be nothing in the nba, so league you are in matters too.

To me, given the athleticism and strength in the NBA, you should allow enough physicality to make it hard for a freak like Durant or Curry to just load up and be dropping 40pts.

The league already allows guards to D up on centers aggressively. Lets just be fair and allow aggressive D on those guys we know can shoot from the logo
Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 2:20am On Jun 12
Roland17:
Two teams, the Sixers and Clippers needed to be aggressive in the pursuit of a scoring PG heading into the post season, both teams failed and are paying dearly for it. One of both teams should have landed Lowry, both failed.

What exactly is Ben Simmons impact/ contribution to winning a basketball game? Can the Sixers win a Championship with Simmons? They have players in Thybulle and Milton who can do a decent job on the defensive end and still offer something on the offensive end.

Big and physical PG with good handles and bball IQ. He is very relevant on defense. Even in offense, you have to account for him as he is a deadly facilitator. They already have Curry and Harris who can get hot on their own.

I disagree with a lot of the pros who say he should be replaced with a shooting PG. There are many things Simmons does that is not on the stats sheet
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 2:37am On Jun 12
birdman:


Big and physical PG with good handles and bball IQ. He is very relevant on defense. Even in offense, you have to account for him as he is a deadly facilitator. They already have Curry and Harris who can get hot on their own.

I disagree with a lot of the pros who say he should be replaced with a shooting PG. There are many things Simmons does that is not on the stats sheet

I am a proponent of the school of thought that stats are not everything but in this instance, the opportunity cost of featuring Simmons for the amount of minutes he plays does not make the Sixers better when compared to a Beal/ Booker/ CJ McCollum/ Lowry as direct replacements.

Thing is, those features you have listed have not had any impact on this Sixers for nearly 3 seasons now. The league does not respect PG who don’t have offensive prowess or the ability to control the tempo of the game. Thybulle and Milton can do just an effective job on defense at the top of the key. Curry and Harris “can” get hot but do they? These guys are just about as inconsistent offensively and that leaves Embiid shouldering the bulk of the offensive burden.

How would Simmons look outside of the Sixers? If the trade with Houston for Harden materialized, can you bet Simmons would stay at an All Star level?
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 2:56am On Jun 12
Doc Rivers you are up by 17, Embiid has no business being on the court. This is the 2nd time he has suffered a hard fall. Take him out and manage the game with 6 minutes left.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 3:18am On Jun 12
This is what happens when your game plan revolves around the 3.. The Hawks took too many bad shots.. failed to go through offensive progressions.

Embiid was 21 games (injury) away from being the MVP. He has to be gutted because he has had a spectacular season.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 3:23am On Jun 12
Congrats to N. Jokic for winning the MVP.. Well deserved.

I always say he is by far the big man with the best footwork under the rim i today’s NBA. I love watching him because he makes the game seem less.
Re: The NBA Begins by chic2pimp(m): 3:25am On Jun 12
The hawks are badly missing Deandre Hunter's defence and offence in this series.
Re: The NBA Begins by Roland17(m): 3:26am On Jun 12
chic2pimp:
The hawks are badly missing Deandre Hunter's defence and offence in this series.

The way wen dem go party for ATL dis night ehn! You go think say Hawks win the game.. grin e come be say na Friday..

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Re: The NBA Begins by chic2pimp(m): 3:29am On Jun 12
Roland17:


The way wen dem go party for ATL dis night ehn! You go think say Hawks win the game.. grin e come be say na Friday..

I truss....The good ol' southern hospitality grin
Re: The NBA Begins by chic2pimp(m): 3:48am On Jun 12
nairamaniac:

That warriors even before durant came in played the most intelligent/perfect basketball I had seen since phil jackson's Lakers(2000-2003).


You mean since the last great Spurs team of the mid 2010s most especially the 2014 team that won it all. That Lakers team was pretty much a two man tandem with good side pieces. Nothing about that team screams perfect/intelligent ball movement to me.
Re: The NBA Begins by chic2pimp(m): 5:05am On Jun 12
Super bummed about Jamal Murray's injury. Denver most especially Djokic misses Him.
Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 5:11am On Jun 12
Roland17:


The way wen dem go party for ATL dis night ehn! You go think say Hawks win the game.. grin e come be say na Friday..

People that already partied before the game began sef. If to sey Hawks win, police for do overtime tonight grin
Re: The NBA Begins by birdman(m): 5:12am On Jun 12
chic2pimp:
Super bummed about Jamal Murray's injury. Denver most especially Djokic misses Him.

I feel denvers pain. These guys play hard ALL the time
Re: The NBA Begins by aliondo: 5:33am On Jun 12
chic2pimp:
Super bummed about Jamal Murray's injury. Denver most especially Djokic misses Him.

You're right

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