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There's never been a more appropriate user name juxtaposition than "who do you think" and "dont care" talking to each other.

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Westgate SuperBook released NBA win totals this morning.

 

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/24292394/nba-golden-state-warriors-top-all-teams-under-625-2018-19-season

 

Atl 23.5

Bos 57.5

Brk 32.5

Cha 35.5

Chi 27.5

Cle 30.5

Dal 34.5

Den 47.5

Det 37.5

GS 62.5

Hou 54.5

Ind 47.5

LAC 35.5

LAL 48.5

Mem 34.5

Mia 41.5

Mil 46.5

Min 44.5

NO 45.5

NY 29.5

OKC 50.5

Orl 31.5

Phi 54.5

Phx 28.5

Por 41.5

Sac 25.5

SAS 43.5

Tor 54.5

Uth 48.5

Wsh 44.5

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I don't understand why they have the Bucks at only 5 games over five hundred, and where they get these half games from. Like a tie will ever happen. Plus the rest of the division looks pretty lackluster according to their math lol. How do they only finish slightly above .500, when the rest of the division is below it? 

 

In other Bucks news, that flew under the radar even for me, is that Fiserv Financial has secured the naming rights for the about to open arena, it will be known as and called the Fiserv Forum. 

 

 

http://wisconsinesc.com/

 

I actually walked around the Forum for the first time this past Friday, and am so excited to get inside. It was a bittersweet moment for me as I spent 14 years of my professional life next door in the Bradley Center. The same way that I felt when Miller Park was about to open in the shadows of County Stadium. It will be an amazing venue, and I plan on seeing many games and events there. 

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5 hours ago, KDubK414 said:

I don't understand why they have the Bucks at only 5 games over five hundred, and where they get these half games from. Like a tie will ever happen. Plus the rest of the division looks pretty lackluster according to their math lol. How do they only finish slightly above .500, when the rest of the division is below it? 

 

 

 

It's from a sportsbook, so the projections are for betting purposes.  The half games are so the team's actual win total will either be over or under to avoid a push.

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12 hours ago, KDubK414 said:

I don't understand why they have the Bucks at only 5 games over five hundred, and where they get these half games from. Like a tie will ever happen. Plus the rest of the division looks pretty lackluster according to their math lol. How do they only finish slightly above .500, when the rest of the division is below it? 

 

 

The Bucks point differential hasn't been very good in the last four years.  They've had a negative differential each of their last three.  

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HAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

Sixers 1st round pick Zhaire Smith suffered a "jones fracture" in his foot, because of course he did.  It's the same thing that kept Ben Simmons out for a whole year (though they really sat him because they were tanking) and has kept others out for whole seasons.

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1 hour ago, Viola73 said:

 

He shaped the school's mission, his foundation is spending $2 million a year to help fund a public school, and he's guaranteeing these kids a chance at college — which, regardless of if it's his foundation or the university itself covering the costs, certainly would not happen without his name attached.  A lot of children and their families are getting an opportunity they otherwise wouldn't if LeBron hadn't involved himself in a project like this.  Stop trying to detract from a good thing.

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19 minutes ago, See Red said:

 

He shaped the school's mission, his foundation is spending $2 million a year to help fund a public school, and he's guaranteeing these kids a chance at college — which, regardless of if it's his foundation or the university itself covering the costs, certainly would not happen without his name attached.  A lot of children and their families are getting an opportunity they otherwise wouldn't if LeBron hadn't involved himself in a project like this.  Stop trying to detract from a good thing.

It's more than that. The children who will go to his school are already at least one or more grade levels behind in reading. These are really those typically left behind (to be forgotten and not given opportunities to regroup) or those who are "socially promoted" at an early age just to get them out ASAP.

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23 hours ago, KDubK414 said:

In other Bucks news, that flew under the radar even for me, is that Fiserv Financial has secured the naming rights for the about to open arena, it will be known as and called the Fiserv Forum. 

 

I'm just gonna call it the Findom Forum.

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Posted (edited)
On 8/7/2018 at 11:06 PM, dont care said:

That’s cool, he’s still donating 2 million of his income into just one of his many charities. He’s also putting over 1100 kids through college as well

MOD EDIT

 

It's just the narrative that was being put out was that LeBron was paying for the whole thing, which is just not true.

 

Edited by crashcarson15
We're not doing racist dog-whistling here

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17 hours ago, See Red said:

 

He shaped the school's mission, his foundation is spending $2 million a year to help fund a public school, and he's guaranteeing these kids a chance at college — which, regardless of if it's his foundation or the university itself covering the costs, certainly would not happen without his name attached.  A lot of children and their families are getting an opportunity they otherwise wouldn't if LeBron hadn't involved himself in a project like this.  Stop trying to detract from a good thing.

Not detracting. Just putting the facts out there. 

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22 hours ago, Viola73 said:

MOD EDIT

 

It's just the narrative that was being put out was that LeBron was paying for the whole thing, which is just not true.

 

Why are you dog whistling yet again?

Edited by crashcarson15
Cleaning up

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8 minutes ago, Viola73 said:

Not detracting. Just putting the facts out there. 

 

It's absolutely detracting. First, every article I read stated it would be publically funded, so the facts were already out there. Second, this doesn't happen without him. He deserves every ounce of credit he's getting. 

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12 minutes ago, Viola73 said:

Not detracting. Just putting the facts out there. 

 

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3 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Why are you dog whistling yet again?

What dog whistling? And Again?

 

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2 minutes ago, See Red said:

 

It's absolutely detracting. First, every article I read stated it would be publically funded, so the facts were already out there. Second, this doesn't happen without him. He deserves every ounce of credit he's getting. 

Noooooo, the initial reactions were that this was all LeBron. Even the article I posted had to make it clear that this was going to be run by the district and that the taxpayers would be flipping most of the bill. Does he deserve credit for this? Yes...absolutely. Does this happen without him? Absolutely not!

 

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