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  1. The Padres?
  2. WELP, it makes a lot more sense now. Stupid ass Doc Rivers. That part about not trading for Melo due to keeping Austin Rivers on the team is particularly egregious. This is from Michael Eaves: "Here's some information on the Chris Paul trade. First the MICRO: Paul's relationship with Doc Rivers started to deteriorate rapidly after the Clippers acquired Austin Rivers. Several members of the team felt Austin acted entitled because his dad was both the coach and the President of Basketball Operations. In the view of the tenured players, Austin Rivers never tried to fit in, and when players tried to address the situation with him, he still did not respond the way the core of the team wanted him to. It led to resentment within the locker room, which often played out during games. One of Paul's biggest contentions with Doc was that Paul, and other players, felt Doc treated Austin more favorably than other players. He would yell at guys for certain things during games and practices, but not get on Austin in the same manner for similar transgressions. But what really solidified Paul's dissatisfaction with Doc was a proposed trade involving Carmelo Anthony last season. New York offered Carmelo and Sasha Vujacic to the Clippers in exchange for Jamal Crawford, Paul Pierce and Austin Rivers, a deal to which Rivers ultimately said no. That event led Paul to feel that keeping his son on the roster was more important to Doc than improving the team. So, ultimately, Paul lost both trust and faith in Doc. As one league executive put it, "Chris despises Doc." (I was also told that when Paul met with the team to inform them of his plans, Jerry West was not in attendance. It was only Doc and Lawrence Frank.) MACRO This move is a win-win for Chris Paul, and it was all part of a master plan. By opting into the final year of his current contract and pressuring the Clippers to trade him to Houston, Paul will be in the exact same situation next summer. He can re-sign with the Rockets for 5 years and $200+ million or sign a 4-year deal for about $150 million with another team. In addition, he will save several million dollars in state income tax. Also, by being committed to the Rockets for only one season, it gives him a year to see if he can actually co-exist and pursue a title with James Harden. But even beyond that, this move gives Paul more flexibility to join LeBron James in 2018. If he stayed in LA or signed the max deal with the Clippers and forced them to do a sign-and-trade with the Rockets, Paul and LeBron could only join forces at one location. Now, they will have the ability to pick and choose wherever they want to go as a tandem, which could be Houston, LA {Lakers or Clippers (provided Doc is no longer with organization)}, or any other destination in-between."
  3. Why Houston? This seems like an absolutely AWFUL decision on all ends. San Antonio at least would've made a tiny bit of sense, but there's STILL no way that roster gets past the Warriors. CP3 is also kind of a terrible fit with James Harden. EDIT AFTER PONDER: I just can't wrap my head around why CP3 would want to go to Houston, of all teams. San Antonio I could’ve at least understood, but this move really doesn’t make much sense to me. Unless they go out and get a guy like Paul George, they’re still at least a piece short if they wanna try to run with the Warriors. AND, even if they do that, they’re still gonna have serious issues because of how thin their bench would be after having to make another trade. Honestly? I kind of think this was a really dumb move on CP3’s part. I mean I guess it makes sense to try and line up a bunch of dudes to be free agents at the same time as Lebron. But Chris Paul is already injury prone and getting older, and he just moved to a more demanding run and gun offense where he sort of contradicts their best player. Just... Why?
  4. Yeah, I was gonna say it reminds me of the U of Tennessee Power T with a dick.
  5. Losing out on promotions at work. There re was a pretty huge promotion the came up recently and there were quite a few of us who put in for it. They only had three spots, and after making it to the final set of interviews (the final four), I was the odd (even) man out. It sucks, and I feel kinda :censored:ty right now, but I'm extremely happy for the three who were hired on, and if I'm completely honest, I probably would've hired them out of all of the applicants, too. It's not really upsetting me because I feel that the ones they hired were absolutely the right choices, but it also kinda sucks because I'm now basically back to square one with this job, and don't really see this as much of a solid career path now (these positions only open up every year or two, and the whole goal of even working this job for the past year was for this specific chance). Sigh. I basically just lost out on a job I didn't expect to get in a position I really didn't even want all that much and I'm bummed because it's a pretty decent job-related setback. Maybe my dream of playing center field for the Giants is still alive.... 😕
  6. Gahhh, this is what I was gonna post. That place looks flat out CREEPY from the 10. There's STILL the remnants of an attempted 50,000+ seat ball park Sacramento tried to build to lure the Raiders and Athletics back in the late 80s/early 90s just north of the old Arco Arena. https://www.google.com/amp/sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/11/06/field-of-dashed-dreams-how-sacramento-tried-to-lure-the-raiders-and-athletics-to-town/amp/
  7. Still Chinese made trash. Wool, too. Speaking of the Astros rainbow look, I picked up a pair of this year's Home Run Derby socks to pair with my Rainbow Guts baseball pants for softball this season. They're awesome.
  8. They used to be a LOT better. All of the CC caps they sell now are Chinese made garbage. It's really disappointing.
  9. So, Sacramento kinda cleaned up this draft. Fox I think dropped further than he should've, and him and Jackson are pretty safe picks. Enough so that while drafting Giles is a total hit or miss pick (with HUGE upside if it works out), it's enough to cover that up a bit.
  10. And think about this for a second. The reason Butler didn't end up in Cleveland is because the Bulls looked at Love as a centerpiece of a deal and were like, nah, fam. We good. That must make the T Wolves feel even better. https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2717290.amp.html
  11. https://www.houseofsparky.com/2017/6/22/15855126/reports-legendary-former-asu-coach-frank-kush-dies-at-88 Fork Em, Devs. Forever.
  12. One of the reasons the Sixers didn't draft KP in the first place was because he skipped meetings/absolutely refused to meet with them pre draft.
  13. I actually kind of like the Devils jerseys. The Vegas' jerseys look ok. The whole look is pretty bad though. The fact that a Vegas NHL team exists is the most stupid part, though.
  14. So, here's an interesting idea... It looks increasingly like Lebron is going to leave Cleveland after this upcoming season, and the Cavs are probably going to be left in an absolute lurch. Dan Gilbert is pretty dumb, and has sort of killed this whole thing a year early with the GM issues, and even if they trade for Paul George they still probably won't beat Golden State. They could end up in a situation next year where Lebron and Paul George both walk to LA, and Kyrie will definitely want out, too. [HOT TAKE ALERT] The Cavs should maybe consider trying to deal Lebron this off season. [HOT TAKE COMPLETE] And I know, NTC for Lebron, but still...
  15. No.