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I think we already have an NBA thread?

 

Thunder will be lucky to make the playoffs. Warriors are the obvious favorite until someone gets injured. Curry has a bum ankle and Durant a bum foot, so anything is possible.

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It's almost unfair that the Warriors have 4 of the best players in the league on their team.

 

They already had Curry, Klay, and Draymond; can't believe they were able to convince Javale McGOAT to join them.

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11 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

I think we already have an NBA thread?

 

Thunder will be lucky to make the playoffs. Warriors are the obvious favorite until someone gets injured. Curry has a bum ankle and Durant a bum foot, so anything is possible.

 

Oy, I guess you're right. Hopefully the mods can merge them. My B, everyone. ?

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These are ostensibly Joel Embiid highlights, but check out Saric:

 

 

 

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I don't think we're gonna get a rubber match of GS-CLE.

 

We've had a lot of rematches before, but never three consecutive Finals between the same teams. Someone always crashed the party along the way.

 

The 1986 Rockets got in the way of Lakers-Celtics.

 

The 1964 and 1967 Warriors interrupted a stretch of Lakers-Celtics in the 60s.

 

The 1996 Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference Finals prevented three straight Chicago-Utah Finals.

 

You have to go all the way back to Canadiens-Red Wings in 1954-1955-1956 to find the same championship rematch in three straight years in one of the major sports leagues.

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1 hour ago, SabresRule7361 said:

I don't think we're gonna get a rubber match of GS-CLE.

 

We've had a lot of rematches before, but never three consecutive Finals between the same teams. Someone always crashed the party along the way.

 

The 1986 Rockets got in the way of Lakers-Celtics.

 

The 1964 and 1967 Warriors interrupted a stretch of Lakers-Celtics in the 60s.

 

The 1996 Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference Finals prevented three straight Chicago-Utah Finals.

 

You have to go all the way back to Canadiens-Red Wings in 1954-1955-1956 to find the same championship rematch in three straight years in one of the major sports leagues.

 

I agree here. 

 

I feel Toronto upsets Cleveland somehow and makes the Finals & wins it all, kinda like 2011 Mavs did in the year LeBron joined South Beach. 

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While he had a rough game tonight (6-21, 12 pts, 0 ast), but I think D'Angelo Russell will take The Leap this year. He's playing with a lot more confidence this year, has a coach who believes in him, and isn't in Kobe's shadow anymore.

 

The Lakers have a great young core, and they may be ready sooner than people think.

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It definitely helps to have a coach that he enjoys being around. Luke is already a much better coach than Byron in the coach-player relationship department. I'm excited for the future

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2 hours ago, Rockstar Matt said:

It definitely helps to have a coach that he enjoys being around. Luke is already a much better coach than Byron in the coach-player relationship department. I'm excited for the future

 

To be honest, I love the Lakers coaching staff. All the assistants Luke has brought in fit in well with what he wants to do, and I hope it works for him in the long run. I think it will take a while for the team to grow & to adapt to the play style he likes to run, but they do have some very nice pieces.

 

I honestly think the West team with the most bright future right now is Denver. They have a great mix of young guys & vets, Mudiay looks like he has found a shot & that Jokic/Nurkic frontcourt scares the crap out of me. Not to mention Danillo Gallinari, who IMO is a fringe All Star candidate if he can stay healthy. In addition, Jamal Murray looks like the real deal and is my fave to win Rookie of the Year right now. 

 

 

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Joe Lacob still shooting his mouth of as if his team didn't blow a 3-1 lead in The Finals. In regards to signing Durant,

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“I know there are a lot of other owners and teams that are mad at us, at me. I felt that very much when I was in Las Vegas this summer. Sorry, we got him. We worked hard until we got him.”

http://www.csnbayarea.com/node/141596

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If the NBA does expand to Seattle (and Vegas?), it would allow New Orleans, Memphis or Minnesota to mercifully move to the East. That'd be a good deal for everyone.

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16 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

If the NBA does expand to Seattle (and Vegas?), it would allow New Orleans, Memphis or Minnesota to mercifully move to the East. That'd be a good deal for everyone.

NBA over the NHL for Vegas anyday. As a Blazers fan I'm hoping Seattle gets the Sonics back someday. I'm thinking Minnesota to the East. 

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NBA seems like a better fit for Vegas, but here we are.

 

However, people need to do better than this:

 

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Besides Seattle (obvious choice) & Las Vegas (maybe?) the cbssports.com article also mentions Louisville, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, St. Louis, Omaha, Kansas City, Mexico City and surprisingly a second team in Chicago.

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1 hour ago, Wings said:

Besides Seattle (obvious choice) & Las Vegas (maybe?) the cbssports.com article also mentions Louisville, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, St. Louis, Omaha, Kansas City, Mexico City and surprisingly a second team in Chicago.

 

I could see one of these cities being a viable option as I think the state of Missouri can support at least one NBA franchise. People in Kansas City wouldn't have to travel out of state to see Thunder games and I don't think St. Louisans would want to support a Chicago team.

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13 hours ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

 

I could see one of these cities being a viable option as I think the state of Missouri can support at least one NBA franchise. People in Kansas City wouldn't have to travel out of state to see Thunder games and I don't think St. Louisans would want to support a Chicago team.

KC wont get a NBA or NHL team for two reasons. No viable owner and the Sprint Center is already a very profitable arena without a NBA or NHL team taking up 41+ dates.

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Blues own Scottrade Center and it 22 years old, so if there is expansion, it will be 25 years old by the time a team hits the court.

 

Louisville still has the university controlling the master lease for the YUM! Center with an option to buy it.

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