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NBA 2017-2018 thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Alsacs, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. CuseFaninVT

    CuseFaninVT Living Legend

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    You did see the part where he shoved Kanter out of the way, right? Not seeing the 'discipline' you're seeing...
     
  2. OrangeFoo

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    I think LeBron made the comments to take a shot at Phil but also because he's bored and wanted a more interesting trip to NYC.
     
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  3. Knicks411

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    Well, he certainly got that.

    He also took another shot at Phil last night, said he liked Hornacek as a coach and now that "the old fella" is gone he likes the way Hornacek has them playing.
     
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  4. IthacaBarrel

    IthacaBarrel Shaky Potatoes

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    I don't think Kanter, Frankie, or Lebron did much. I really don't. Was an interesting exchange but not much there, LeBron punked him a little, Frankie was like alright dude enough of the BS and get out of my face, Kanter being team/ glue guy that he is, defended the rook which was great and then LeBron being one of the best ever, looked at Kanter and said, " get the out of my face" as he should. All 3 responded appropriately, IMO and was glad it didn't escalate any further, no deep seeded vitrol just 3 guys competing and playing sport at the highest level. Good stuff

    I am a Knicks fan and really enjoy watching this team. Also enjoy LeBron's shots at Phil, I find them very amusing
     
  5. Knicks411

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    The whole thing was fantastic and took the intensity of the game up about 3 notches.

    Don't forget Kanter and Lebron were exchanging words before the game; that whole scenario was both extremely predictable and also extremely awesome.
     
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  6. IthacaBarrel

    IthacaBarrel Shaky Potatoes

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    Agree 100% was it was great. Great NBA game. Between the pregame stuff and shots at Phil, the train ride, the little blow up, the 3 point shot and comeback win, LeBron definitely had an eventful little stint in NY... Well orchestrated. LeBron definitely picks his moments during the regular season, not like he's rolling into Carolina with this type stuff.

    Looking forward to Warriors Celtics Thursday. Jazz/ Knicks tomorrow, haven't seen a lot of Mitchell with the Jazz but he seems to be another rookie many are high on.
     
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  7. Fireball Jr.

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    The NBA, Greatest Show on Earth
     
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  8. Alsacs

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    Harden takes what 5 steps?
     
  9. Melancer46

    Melancer46 All American

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    It's hard to tell without slowing it down, but it looked like 3 steps to me. I'm guessing the refs viewed that first step as being in time with his gather, so therefore, it isn't a travel.

    Or they simply didn't notice haha.

    Edit: Looking at it a little more slowed down here, I actually think it's a legitimate move:
     
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  10. MikeSU02

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    The Spurs are 9-5 and third in the western conference without Kawhi.

    They are a machine.
     
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  11. Knicks411

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    Had the celtics -7 last night, anyone see the end of the game?

    It was 6.5 in the afternoon but I waited till closer to tip. Gotta love gambling.
     
  12. Alsacs

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    Corner 3 to end the game.
    Atleast you got your money back and didn’t lose.
     
  13. Knicks411

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    Yeah after Tatum had a steal up 9 and the Nets for some reason decided to foul, and he split the ft! What a sequence of events.
     
  14. Fireball Jr.

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    I concur, legit.
     
  15. Fireball Jr.

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    I placed my first sports bet with a bookie in the early '70s and I was amazed then and am amazed till this day how freakin' close or spot-on the oddsmakers consistently appear to be. 'Tis eerie.

    A buddy had the Cavs minus 5 vs. the Knicks the other night. They come back from 23 down and are up 3 with seconds remaining. LeBron, who says he's set out to improve his ft percentage, is at the foul line to give my buddy a push. LBJ, who came into the game making 82% of his free throws this season and was 7-for-8 against the Knicks, misses both free throws -- and then gets the rebound and misses a putback at the buzzer. Cavs by 3, my buddy loses bet.

    I swore off sports gambling awhile ago, along with cocaine and amphetamines. They're all part of the same family. However, I did come outta retirement to put down 2 hunge on the Cavs to win it all. I'm already thinking of ways to spend the grand I'll get for that wager. :)
     
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  16. Trueblue25

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    So whos matching up vs who in celtics warriors
     
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  17. Alsacs

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    Warriors 11-3 at Celtics 13-2 tomorrow.
    Vegas doesn’t respect Boston as the Warriors are -7 in this game.
    TNT got a good one.
    Charles Barkley called the Celtics medicore after their last TNT game.
    I wonder what he will say.
    Celtics can earn respect nationally with a win.
    I still take Cleveland right now but the Celtics could win mid 50s right now with how bad the East is.

    A buddy of mine who is a Lakers fan said the Celtics could be like the Spurs of the East the next decade always competitive but unless Tatum or Brown develop into a top 10 player they wouldn’t get over the hump and win it all.
    Btw read this blasphemy article I read.
    Why Celtics Jaylen Brown is the next Kobe Bryant in the NBA

    I think Brown is a future multiple time all-Star but he isn’t Kobe.
     
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  18. Knicks411

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    There was definitely a guy sweating the Knicks-Cavs game on Monday night that I noticed as I was leaving the game. I saw the +5 before the game, couldn't bring myself to take it.

    Jaylen Brown and Kobe Bryant; that's a comp I didnt think I'd ever see.
     
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  19. Alsacs

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    Brown is good but he isn’t going to be an MVP and top 10 player alltime.

    Brown could get close to Kwahi IMO.
    If he keeps developing offensively. As I think Brown’s defense is already getting up there and he is a freak athlete.
     
  20. Knicks411

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    That's an extremely bold take!

    We'll see, Brown is pretty good but Kawhi Leonard is freaking awesome. Also, when he is coming back?
     
  21. Fireball Jr.

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    Frankie has strong upside, yada yada, way too soon to say the Knicks -- and some others -- messed up passing on this Dennis Smith, but, if we're talking ready-for-primetime and immediate impact, I'd have to see this soon-to-be 20-year-old would look pretty, pretty, pretty good in a Knicks uni.

     
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  22. Knicks411

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    Smith is super flashy. He's also shooting 40% from the field and doesn't play any defense. The Mavs are terrible, I'm sure he'll put up decent counting numbers for them, but I wouldn't trade Frank for him right now.
     
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  23. IthacaBarrel

    IthacaBarrel Shaky Potatoes

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    Again, that article is another guy trying to have a "hot take". It's just absurd
     
  24. OrangeDW

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    Putting Julius Randle on Joel Embiid with no double teams or help? If Byron did that?? SMH. Luke is making me wonder.

    Randle has done a great job defensively against a lot of centers but putting him on Embiid with no help is a complete mismatch. Cmon.
     
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  25. Fireball Jr.

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    Love Embiid, on and off the court. Hope he can stay healthy. And Ben Simmons -- whoa, kid is good. Great to see the old Syracuse Nats franchise now in one of my favorite towns creating some buzz again.

     
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