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Offline cmdterps44

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NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Topic Start: October 26, 2010, 09:02:25 PM »
NBA THREAD

CBS Playoff Seeding Predictions

1. Heat: Barring injury, LeBron and Wade will wreak devastation wherever they go.
2. Magic: When Dwight Howard says he's on a mission to be meaner, I believe him.
3. Celtics: Age, injuries and the Heat will keep the Celtics from having a regular-season record that lives up to their talent.
4. Bulls: They finally have a low-post option in Carlos Boozer and will be noticeably better defensively under first-year coach Tom Thibodeau.
5. Bucks: Brandon Jennings and Scott Skiles will keep the deer appropriately feared.
6. Hawks: All their rivals got noticeably better, but the Hawks stood still.
7. Bobcats: There's enough talent and athleticism on this roster to get in, and Larry Brown will figure out a way -- even if it means trading half the roster.
8. Knicks: Mike D'Antoni finally has some athletes to run his offense, but it won't be easy. The Knicks will battle to the end with the 76ers, Wizards and Pacers.

Playoff teams: West

1. Lakers: Phil Jackson will let the defending champs coast just enough to keep Kobe Bryant healthy for the playoffs and push hard enough to get the No. 1 seed, because the Lakers understand the importance of home-court advantage as well as anyone.
2. Trail Blazers: It was silly how many injuries the Blazers had last season. They can't possibly be that unlucky again, and their talent and versatility will shine through.
3. Spurs: San Antonio's Big Three isn't done yet, and the biggest of the bunch -- Tim Duncan -- will get some much-needed rest in the form of Tiago Splitter.
4. Jazz: Of all the teams that lost marquee free agents this summer, the Jazz are the only one that filled the void. (Unless you count Hakim Warrick in Phoenix as filling the void.) Al Jefferson will keep Deron Williams from having to do it all.
5. Rockets: It's all about Yao Ming. If he can stay on the floor, the Rockets will need to be dealt with.
6. Thunder: After all the pub Kevin Durant got this summer, the Thunder aren't sneaking up on anybody. They're still potent, but it will be harder this time.
7. Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd have one more hurrah together, and Tyson Chandler will make a big difference on both ends.
8. Hornets: This was by far the most difficult pick, because the Suns, Clippers and Nuggets (depending on Melo) will be in the mix. But don't forget how much better they are when CP3 is healthy.

Yahoo Award Predictions

East Finals: Boston/Orlando vs. Heat
West Finals: Lakers vs Spurs
NBA Finals: A mix: Lakers over Boston || Boston over Lakers  ||   Lakers over Heat  ||   Heat over Lakers
ROY: Blake Griffin (runner up: John Wall)
COY: Jerry Sloan (runners up: Doc Rivers and Doug Collins)
Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard
Sixth Man of the Year: Kyle Korver
Most Improved: Kevin Love
Executive of the Year: Pat Riley



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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #1: October 26, 2010, 09:03:58 PM »
This is an awesome game so far.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #2: October 27, 2010, 04:15:25 PM »
Lakers all the way, led by point guard Steve Blake.    :mg:   

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #3: October 27, 2010, 04:45:42 PM »
Lakers all the way, led by point guard Steve Blake.    :mg:   

On the Yahoo predictions, one guy choose Steve Blake as the Sixth Man of the Year.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #4: October 27, 2010, 04:50:21 PM »
On the Yahoo predictions, one guy choose Steve Blake as the Sixth Man of the Year.

Didn't he hit the game winning three last night? 

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #5: October 27, 2010, 07:55:03 PM »
The 76ers might be the surprise team this year. They have a bunch of solid players.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #6: October 28, 2010, 12:52:05 AM »
Dirk just did work tonight.  Mavs look much improved. 

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #7: October 28, 2010, 09:44:21 PM »
Wiz suck

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #8: October 28, 2010, 10:58:23 PM »
The 76ers might be the surprise team this year. They have a bunch of solid players.

lol id be very surprised if they make the playoffs

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #9: October 28, 2010, 10:59:52 PM »
DeMarcus Cousins had a strong game last night. He was my 2nd to last pick last night so I'm hoping he has a strong season.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #10: October 29, 2010, 04:52:27 AM »
Wizards suck again.  Change the name back to Bullets.  Best moniker in sports. 

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #11: October 29, 2010, 09:29:11 PM »
Dwight Howard looks unstoppable with his newfound post game.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #12: November 09, 2010, 10:13:12 PM »
Anyone who can needs to turn to this Heat-Jazz game right freaking now.  Epic OT going on ATM.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #13: November 09, 2010, 10:14:46 PM »
Anyone who can needs to turn to this Heat-Jazz game right freaking now.  Epic OT going on ATM.

Dammit, just left my tv after the caps game. Bout to go check it out.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #14: November 09, 2010, 10:24:46 PM »
Wow, would have been awesome to go into 2OT. When Wade nailed that shot... lol, but fouled. Lame way to end but good win for the Jazz.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #15: November 09, 2010, 10:26:17 PM »
Yeah... it was interesting to see how quickly the Heat collapsed when the refs stopped giving them all the calls, but overall pretty incredible game until the very end with the Wade foul.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #16: November 09, 2010, 11:41:03 PM »
Kurt Rambis is one terrible coach.  The Wolves have talent.  Kevin Love is woefully underused. 

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« Reply #17: November 10, 2010, 12:03:10 AM »
Kevin Love is one of the worst defenders in the game... his basic stats don't tell the whole story.  Rambis IS the worst coach in the game, but not because he doesn't play Love enough.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #18: November 10, 2010, 12:11:48 AM »
He only likes Love because he's white.

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« Reply #19: November 10, 2010, 12:15:42 AM »
Somehow my mind cannot wrap itself around the fact that there's a legitimate unselfconscious racist on these boards.  But I guess that's how things go.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #20: November 10, 2010, 12:21:56 AM »
Millsap poised to have a breakout season?  I saw him play in college and he was pretty good then, not suprised he's a good pro, but he's had a great season so far.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #21: November 10, 2010, 12:29:09 AM »
Somehow my mind cannot wrap itself around the fact that there's a legitimate unselfconscious racist on these boards.  But I guess that's how things go.

For some reason the guys in charge refuse to do a simple IP ban on the guy.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #22: November 10, 2010, 12:32:01 AM »
Somehow my mind cannot wrap itself around the fact that there's a legitimate unselfconscious racist on these boards.  But I guess that's how things go.

Please explain to me how someone can be a racist and one of the most bleeding heart liberal on earth?  Someone that voted for Obama?  Interesting.  You guys are just putting words in my mouth.  Someone please find one legitimate racist thing I've ever said.  I'll be waiting.

If supporting same race players is racist, then every single black person on earth is racist as well.  Interesting. 

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #23: November 10, 2010, 12:34:09 AM »
Please explain to me how someone can be a racist and one of the most bleeding heart liberal on earth?  Someone that voted for Obama?  Interesting.  You guys are just putting words in my mouth.  Someone please find one legitimate racist thing I've ever said.  I'll be waiting.

If supporting same race players is racist, then every single black person on earth is racist as well.  Interesting.  

It may not be something that you've outright said, but I'm sure someone will find something you've said. It must be a major coincidence you argue against every player of color. :lol:

I don't necessarily believe it, I just think its funny.

As for the liberal card, that's a stretch.

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« Reply #24: November 10, 2010, 12:36:42 AM »
It may not be something that you've outright said, but I'm sure someone will find something you've said. It must be a major coincidence you argue against every player of color. :lol:

Absolutely untrue.  My favorite non Washington baseball player is black(Tori Hunter).  Second favorite NBA player behind Dirk is DWade, although Love is moving up the list.