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GUESS WHAT I AM DOING TODAY??????                 Going to see the Knicks @ Clippers in staples -- wooot wooot, been so long. then... heading for mali

Also, and I feel the need to say this everywhere I can, please get your vaccine. My FIL refused it and just died today from Covid. I don't want sympathy or thoughts or "sorrys". Just get your #######

Pretty sure I had an easier time quitting heroin than you are having with this.

8 minutes ago, modogg said:

man i really hope the C's can turn up their game and make these playoffs. find a way to play the Sixers in the 1st round please

The C's look bad now, but be careful what you wish for. Lots of time before the playoffs and C's are playoff tested and could be a tough match up if they figure it out. 

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7 minutes ago, msudaisy26 said:

The C's look bad now, but be careful what you wish for. Lots of time before the playoffs and C's are playoff tested and could be a tough match up if they figure it out. 

maybe. in all honesty i would like to see them match up in the playoffs against the Nets. Tatum is a shell of his former self defensively, but if he can light a fire where ever he needs it, i think the C's are one of the teams that can match up pretty good defensively against Nets big 3. 

i also take Stevens over Nash 1000 out of 1000 times. 

but if they run into the SIxers, i think the Sixers will win in 5. I am impressed with how Tako guarded Embiid and didn't let himself get too carried away and pile up fouls. But just ilke Stevens said on this broadcast, Celtics are very lucky to only be down 15 points. And Sixers aren't even playing that great, Harris has been bad, and as a whole the team has been kind of just in cruise control 

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Celtics will likely go get that 4 seed.  They needed TT & Fornier back for depth vs. Philly.  That was also Robert Williams first go at Embiid as a starter...he'll learn from it and be better next time.

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How are Piston fans not filing a lawsuit for fraud against Blake Griffin? From what i understand, he had not dunked this decade in a Pistons uniform, but his first basket back in the "spotlight" was a jam and last nite he was bouncing like a kid and showtiming and shuckin, jivin', be-boppin' & scattin' all over the Pellies. i guess a mere $450,000 of Michigander moolah every time he laced up (or didn't) wasnt enough of a reason...

now, i'm screwed - i dont watch LeBron teams until the finals cuz he's such a pompous ### and, just as i got over enough of my Kyrie hate to be able to enjoy three all-time chukkers playing together, they add an insurmountable disgustifiaction. maybe i should just quit

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1 hour ago, wikkidpissah said:

How are Piston fans not filing a lawsuit for fraud against Blake Griffin? From what i understand, he had not dunked this decade in a Pistons uniform, but his first basket back in the "spotlight" was a jam and last nite he was bouncing like a kid and showtiming and shuckin, jivin', be-boppin' & scattin' all over the Pellies. i guess a mere $450,000 of Michigander moolah every time he laced up (or didn't) wasnt enough of a reason...

now, i'm screwed - i dont watch LeBron teams until the finals cuz he's such a pompous ### and, just as i got over enough of my Kyrie hate to be able to enjoy three all-time chukkers playing together, they add an insurmountable disgustifiaction. maybe i should just quit

Blake Griffin is what he is - we all knew that things would end up like this as soon as we traded for him. And there are two things that he has in the plus column for Pistons fans: 

1. He did come back early from an injury to play in the playoffs a couple of years ago, and may have worsened the injury because of it. But more importantly,

2. We have zero interest in winning games this season, so him dogging it to get out of town worked just fine with our team goals.

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3 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

How are Piston fans not filing a lawsuit for fraud against Blake Griffin? From what i understand, he had not dunked this decade in a Pistons uniform, but his first basket back in the "spotlight" was a jam and last nite he was bouncing like a kid and showtiming and shuckin, jivin', be-boppin' & scattin' all over the Pellies. i guess a mere $450,000 of Michigander moolah every time he laced up (or didn't) wasnt enough of a reason...

now, i'm screwed - i dont watch LeBron teams until the finals cuz he's such a pompous ### and, just as i got over enough of my Kyrie hate to be able to enjoy three all-time chukkers playing together, they add an insurmountable disgustifiaction. maybe i should just quit

I posted this a few pages back. Blake was good for the Pistons until injuries. The dunk thing is overblown. Yes it was 2 years or 40ish games for Blake. A lot while playing hurt. 

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5 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

How are Piston fans not filing a lawsuit for fraud against Blake Griffin? From what i understand, he had not dunked this decade in a Pistons uniform, but his first basket back in the "spotlight" was a jam and last nite he was bouncing like a kid and showtiming and shuckin, jivin', be-boppin' & scattin' all over the Pellies. i guess a mere $450,000 of Michigander moolah every time he laced up (or didn't) wasnt enough of a reason...

now, i'm screwed - i dont watch LeBron teams until the finals cuz he's such a pompous ### and, just as i got over enough of my Kyrie hate to be able to enjoy three all-time chukkers playing together, they add an insurmountable disgustifiaction. maybe i should just quit

It's pretty bad.  Lakers/Nets final would be great for star power but it would be hard to cheer for either team.  Anything but that and I'm good.

Can't see anyone beating the Nets if they get HCA and are healthy.  So many good young players in the league right now, was hoping this dream team thing was behind us but here we are.

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On 4/7/2021 at 1:52 PM, Jayrod said:

Celtics will likely go get that 4 seed.  They needed TT & Fornier back for depth vs. Philly.  That was also Robert Williams first go at Embiid as a starter...he'll learn from it and be better next time.

if they can find a way to get past this powerhouse T-Wolves team they may have a chance to even make the playoffs

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2 hours ago, Juxtatarot said:

Zach LaVine with 39 points in the first half.  Unbelievable performance.

Kind of funny looking back at the online reaction to the Kings signing Lavine to that “ridiculous” offer sheet, and the even dumber Bulls deciding to match. In Sacramento everyone was furious that it signaled that Vlade wasn’t sufficiently committed to Buddy Hield. A good reminder that us online pundits don’t always know what we’re talking about. 

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Nuggets with 8 straight wins, last three without Murray. Still undefeated with Gordon. Jokic with 26/13/14. I think there is a fair chance that the Nuggets slide up to the 2nd seed over the next 20 games - they are currently a game behind LAC (they play later in the season to decide the season series) and 2.5 games back of the Suns (Nuggets own the tie breaker). 

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1 minute ago, Kev4029 said:

Nuggets with 8 straight wins, last three without Murray. Still undefeated with Gordon. Jokic with 26/13/14. I think there is a fair chance that the Nuggets slide up to the 2nd seed over the next 20 games - they are currently a game behind LAC (they play later in the season to decide the season series) and 2.5 games back of the Suns (Nuggets own the tie breaker). 

I'd love to see the Nuggets just win the whole thing.  Really, anybody but the Lakers or Nets would make me happy (I may not watch if its those 2 in the Finals), but I love watching Jokic so much.

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31 minutes ago, Jayrod said:

I'd love to see the Nuggets just win the whole thing.  Really, anybody but the Lakers or Nets would make me happy (I may not watch if its those 2 in the Finals), but I love watching Jokic so much.

The longer Davis and LeBron are out, the less likely I see them as serious contenders. After being off for a month or two, players don't always come back 100%. 

I think the Nuggets have a nice two year window right here. The whole starting lineup other than Barton are still getting better, as well as some of their bench rotation (Dozier, Morris). The backup bigs are getting old (Millsap/Green/McGee) but Bol and Nnaji are buried on the bench and they both still have a chance of being NBA rotation players - I'd be surprised if Nnaji doesn't at least develop into a decent 4th big, he's mobile defensively to the point he may be able to switch out onto guards and he has an NBA stroke. Unless there are some injuries, this team will be better next season, and maybe for the next 2-3 if they get the green light to go over the tax.

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2 minutes ago, Frostillicus said:

Wolves to Seattle by 2025. 

Just in time to trade Edwards and start the next rebuild!!!

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39 minutes ago, Capella said:

Saw somebody casually mention this on Twitter. Is this a real thing?

Supposebly Taylor is going to write it into the contract that they can't move the team, and I haven't heard anything remotely concrete about them wanting to move the team, and they've said they don't have any plans to move the team, all which points directly to them moving the team. 

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19 minutes ago, Frostillicus said:

Get out.

I thought you might be okay with this. Ever since you said you wanted KAT gone he is been a man on a mission. Your reverse jinx game is strong. 

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16 minutes ago, Capella said:

Wait...the Minnesota Timberwolves went for 1.5 BILLION??!! What are the NFL teams worth?

Not sure if there is a more recent sale than the Carolina Panthers 3 years ago for 2.2 Billion

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4 minutes ago, Desert_Power said:

Not sure if there is a more recent sale than the Carolina Panthers 3 years ago for 2.2 Billion

Seems about right. The T-Wolves are one of the elite franchises in the NBA. 

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21 hours ago, SayWhat? said:

Tatum with 53, but I’d rather have Oubre.

you sound like ESPN and the NBA media these days. Guys check box scores, and how many points and then talk all about it. If NBA switched to a 1:1 league, Tatum would be top 10. i just don't know how much he makes his teammates/team better

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14 minutes ago, modogg said:

you sound like ESPN and the NBA media these days. Guys check box scores, and how many points and then talk all about it. If NBA switched to a 1:1 league, Tatum would be top 10. i just don't know how much he makes his teammates/team better

I don't know for sure either, but it's a good bit more than Kelly Freaking Oubre.

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1 minute ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

The Brooklyn Nets floor.  My god.

:wub: the Lakers (tonight). Sixers only chance to get to the Finals is if they can get that 1st seed

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1 minute ago, Jayrod said:

I don't know for sure either, but it's a good bit more than Kelly Freaking Oubre.

yes, my post that Oubre is better was wrong. However, if i was starting a new team i either would take Tatum and 4 other specific pieces around him to build a one-dimensional team, or i would take Oubre as my 4th or 5th guy and have more tools in the toolbox

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Not Wilt, not Kareem, not Shaq, not Kwame Brown or Chuck Nevitt.  
 

Andre Drummond joins Bob McAdoo as the only Lakers to ever have at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes or less. 

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41 minutes ago, Yo Mama said:

Are the Lakers Better Without LeBron and AD?

In this week’s podcast, @JMon348 and I will do a deep dive into . . . 

Topics include:

Was Frank Vogel the real reason for the 2020 title?

When Lebron returns is he willing to let the offense flow through Ben Mclemore?

Will Anthony Davis be ok returning as a floor spacing 4, so Drummond can dominate the paint? And will there be issues that the team now refers to Drummond when yelling “AD”?

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48 minutes ago, Yo Mama said:

Not Wilt, not Kareem, not Shaq, not Kwame Brown or Chuck Nevitt.  
 

Andre Drummond joins Bob McAdoo as the only Lakers to ever have at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes or less. 

What about Mike Smrek?

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i hope they move the timber wolves to fargo and rename them the fargo kelly oubres take that to the bank brohans 

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11 hours ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

Whoa, I actually was going to put that in my post, WTF Lakers???, but I forgot.

Yeah. I get that it is really like a throwback for them, but when I see blue on white with LA I think Clippers.

I like that the NBA let's teams do alternate jerseys (earlier Miami Vice, Mint Charlotte, and sunset Jazz have all been beautiful), but just think a lot of these teams have run out of good ideas having to do a new one each year. And don't get me started on these "Earned" uniforms where you have buffoonery like a gold Heat jersey.

 

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13 minutes ago, Desert_Power said:

Yeah. I get that it is really like a throwback for them, but when I see blue on white with LA I think Clippers.

I like that the NBA let's teams do alternate jerseys (earlier Miami Vice, Mint Charlotte, and sunset Jazz have all been beautiful), but just think a lot of these teams have run out of good ideas having to do a new one each year. And don't get me started on these "Earned" uniforms where you have buffoonery like a gold Heat jersey.

Yeah I don't care for most of Brooklyn's alternates this year. I wish they could just recycle designs from previous years, because nothing's going to top their Biggie unis from 2019 IMO. Everyone loved those.

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48 minutes ago, Desert_Power said:

Yeah. I get that it is really like a throwback for them, but when I see blue on white with LA I think Clippers.

I like that the NBA let's teams do alternate jerseys (earlier Miami Vice, Mint Charlotte, and sunset Jazz have all been beautiful), but just think a lot of these teams have run out of good ideas having to do a new one each year. And don't get me started on these "Earned" uniforms where you have buffoonery like a gold Heat jersey.

 

It’s so bad. I can’t even identify half these teams when I flip on the tv. It’s one thing to have an alternate or two but some of these teams have a dozens outfits. It’s ridiculous. Get off my lawn. 

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19 hours ago, Yo Mama said:

Not Wilt, not Kareem, not Shaq, not Kwame Brown or Chuck Nevitt.  
 

Andre Drummond joins Bob McAdoo as the only Lakers to ever have at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes or less. 

It wasn't as record breaking weird as this, but Talen Horton Tucker somehow had 11 assists last night, more than twice as much as any other Laker.

:loco:

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I realize I'm the only one who even remotely cares about this, but the Wolves put Naz Reid out there with Towns and I don't remember ever seeing that before. It meant Markkanen had to guard Towns, who smartly took him right down on the block before turning it over. 

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Crazy stat Mike Breen mentioned:

 

Gary Trent Sr - started his career in Portland and was traded after the 41st game of his 3rd nba season to Toronto

 

Gary Trent Jr - started his career in Portland and was traded after the 41st game of his 3rd nba season to Toronto

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On 4/6/2021 at 8:20 PM, modogg said:

man i really hope the C's can turn up their game and make these playoffs. find a way to play the Sixers in the 1st round please

:coffee:

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On 4/10/2021 at 12:23 AM, Kev4029 said:

Nuggets with 8 straight wins, last three without Murray. Still undefeated with Gordon. Jokic with 26/13/14. I think there is a fair chance that the Nuggets slide up to the 2nd seed over the next 20 games - they are currently a game behind LAC (they play later in the season to decide the season series) and 2.5 games back of the Suns (Nuggets own the tie breaker). 

I watched BOS-DEN today. Nuggets were up by roughly 15 points late in the third and 10 minutes later they were down 15. Yes, a 30 point swing in about 10 minutes. They completely fell apart. Got outscored 31-8 at home in the 4th. It was . . . shocking, like they just quit.

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