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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #50: November 18, 2010, 09:01:41 AM »
With Portland's luck if they had drafted Michael Jordan he would have died in a car crash in 1985.  The team's cursed.

I just think a lot of team really overrate big men, especially true centers who aren't athletic. Shaq with the Lakers may be the last time a team in that mold won the title, and they had Kobe.

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« Reply #51: November 18, 2010, 09:08:03 AM »
I just think a lot of team really overrate big men, especially true centers who aren't athletic. Shaq with the Lakers may be the last time a team in that mold won the title, and they had Kobe.
I think this is at least partially true thanks to the implementation of rules like the defensive three second violation, but there are definitely times that the "not terribly athletic / basketball savvy big man" works out, Dwight Howard being the obvious example (when he first entered the league).

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #52: November 18, 2010, 11:30:55 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Bowie#NBA_career

good rookie year, then he broke down with injuries


I was thinking he had to have less than Webber.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #53: November 18, 2010, 11:38:06 AM »
I was thinking he had to have less than Webber.


Not during the first 4 seasons.

ESPN showed the list last night and I was surprised to see Webber lead it.  I think they showed 3-4 guys, and Bowie was in there, just don't remember the order.

EDIT: Just found a modified list in the article on ESPN.  They include David Robinson (Bowie wasn't #1 overall, he was picked #2 after Olajuwon, and played 139 games his first 4 years).  Robinson had his Navy commitment, which was two years, and ESPN is wrong as he played 164 games his first 4 years.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5819493

The true top 4 now are Oden, Webber, Bill Walton and Mychal Thompson.  Oden, Walton and Thompson were #1 overall picks by Portland.  That's as close to a true curse as you can get.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #54: November 18, 2010, 11:46:18 AM »
Since the league outlawed dribbling, the need for a big man doesn't exist.

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« Reply #55: November 18, 2010, 12:14:16 PM »
Not during the first 4 seasons.

ESPN showed the list last night and I was surprised to see Webber lead it.  I think they showed 3-4 guys, and Bowie was in there, just don't remember the order.

EDIT: Just found a modified list in the article on ESPN.  They include David Robinson (Bowie wasn't #1 overall, he was picked #2 after Olajuwon, and played 139 games his first 4 years).  Robinson had his Navy commitment, which was two years, and ESPN is wrong as he played 164 games his first 4 years.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5819493

The true top 4 now are Oden, Webber, Bill Walton and Mychal Thompson.  Oden, Walton and Thompson were #1 overall picks by Portland.  That's as close to a true curse as you can get.


Thanks for the follow-up Potomac.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #56: November 21, 2010, 01:18:41 AM »
Blake Griffin just had a beastly breakout game.  44 points (many on spectacular dunks), 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 1 block.  Of course, the Clippers lost, but that should go without saying.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #57: November 26, 2010, 02:24:47 PM »
Someone mashed up a Jordan/LeBron Nike spot... Jordan kills 'bron and his 'legacy'.




Beautiful.

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« Reply #58: November 26, 2010, 03:03:34 PM »
Someone mashed up a Jordan/LeBron Nike spot... Jordan kills 'bron and his 'legacy'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEVCjUG1Mww


Beautiful.
Awesome.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #59: November 29, 2010, 12:27:05 AM »
The Pacers are doing remarkably well.  They just beat the Lakers, which adds to a growing, decently impressive resume.  If they keep this up, they should make the playoffs.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #60: December 02, 2010, 12:43:09 PM »
Tuning in tonight to see Cavs and Heat. I hope Cleveland gives Lebron so much crap.

On another note; I tuned into Sportsnation after the Terps game for a quick bit and they discussed if LBJ was overhyped (or another version of it. Forgot exactly).

60+% of the nation said he is. I don't, I just hate him. :lol:

Anyway, the other person not named Beadle was talking about how Kobe was kind of in the same situation before the Lakers got Gasol. I do remember people hating on him because supposedly he was whining. Then he won a ring and became royalty. The guy made a good point becuase I can see Lebron getting the same treatment. The difference between the two is that I've always liked Kobe. I can't stand Lebron.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #61: December 02, 2010, 12:45:29 PM »
Tuning in tonight to see Cavs and Heat. I hope Cleveland gives Lebron so much crap.


Some of the fellas here at work have been talkin' about this match-up all week.   Think I'm gonna peek myself ... at least the pre-game stuff.   You KNOW they're gonna boo every time LJ touches the ball.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #62: December 02, 2010, 12:58:49 PM »
The game tonight is going to be epic, no matter what the score.  I hope they don't just turn off the crowd microphones.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #63: December 02, 2010, 01:01:00 PM »
If only Dan Gilbert was spiteful enough to not bother upping the security

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« Reply #64: December 02, 2010, 01:28:04 PM »
The game tonight is going to be epic, no matter what the score.  I hope they don't just turn off the crowd microphones.

That would be such an ass move! I really want to hear them rip into him. That post on GAF with the scheduled chants was hilarious. DE-LON-TE

If only Dan Gilbert was spiteful enough to not bother upping the security

:rofl: If only...

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #65: December 02, 2010, 01:36:06 PM »
I'll watch until the NFL game kicks off.

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« Reply #66: December 02, 2010, 08:07:02 PM »
Is this Cleveland's first sellout of the season?

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« Reply #67: December 02, 2010, 08:11:10 PM »
Not during the first 4 seasons.

ESPN showed the list last night and I was surprised to see Webber lead it.  I think they showed 3-4 guys, and Bowie was in there, just don't remember the order.

EDIT: Just found a modified list in the article on ESPN.  They include David Robinson (Bowie wasn't #1 overall, he was picked #2 after Olajuwon, and played 139 games his first 4 years).  Robinson had his Navy commitment, which was two years, and ESPN is wrong as he played 164 games his first 4 years.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5819493

The true top 4 now are Oden, Webber, Bill Walton and Mychal Thompson.  Oden, Walton and Thompson were #1 overall picks by Portland.  That's as close to a true curse as you can get.
Don't forget LaRue Martin who was also drafted by the Blazers.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #68: December 02, 2010, 08:22:55 PM »
That crowd is insane.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #69: December 02, 2010, 08:29:59 PM »
That crowd is insane.

i can imagine it is, but it doesnt seem to be translating well on tv. i think they have the crowd mics turned down. bullcrap

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #70: December 02, 2010, 08:39:58 PM »
LeBron's starting to heat up. Pretty unbelievable that the booing isn't getting to him. It's crazy loud.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #71: December 03, 2010, 11:38:17 AM »
Is this Cleveland's first sellout of the season?
Cleveland has sold out every game this season.  The team locked people into season ticket contracts before it was clear whether LeBron was staying or going.  The game was disappointing as hell... with that kind of hometown support even a mediocre team could have accomplished something, but the Cavs simply collapsed.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #72: December 17, 2010, 12:15:32 AM »
After being asked what his feelings were on having another season ending injury, Yao Ming gave the quote of the year.

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"I haven't died," he said. "Right now I'm drinking a beer and eating fried chicken. What were you expecting, a funeral?"


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5926989


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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #73: December 17, 2010, 12:32:28 AM »
this nugs-spurs game is good.

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Re: NBA thread (2010-2011)
« Reply #74: December 23, 2010, 06:11:51 PM »
This week in the NBA

The father of Memphis Grizzlies player O.J. Mayo faces charges in West Virginia of trying to kill a police officer and other counts following a chase.

The Huntington Police Department says in a news release that 39-year-old Kenneth Maurice Ziegler of Huntington was arrested Thursday morning. He's charged with attempted murder, two drug counts, obstructing and two fleeing counts.

Police say officers were searching for someone else at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday when they saw a person inside a vehicle trying to hide. When they confronted the man, he drove the vehicle into one officer and dragged him for several feet.

Ziegler was arrested following a pursuit. He was being held Thursday at the Western Regional Jail. Jail records did not indicate whether he has an attorney.