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NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

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I'll take your word for it.

 

As soon as the Lakers PA guy introduced AC Slater (Mario Lopez) at the start of the show, we tapped out.

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Super stoked that Donovan won! It was an all around great contest too. Lots of fun.

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2 hours ago, DG_Now said:

That double-tap dunk was really special. Donovan Mitchell had the better night, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like what Nance did.

 

Fun dunk contest!

 

EDIT: Here it is: https://streamable.com/e9oij

Dwight already did it better ten years ago:

 

 

Gotta say, I was pretty disappointed by the dunk contest. Way too many tribute dunks in old players' jerseys. The only dunk that impressed me was Dennis Smith's 360-through-the-legs dunk, and he didn't even make the finals.

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Agreed. I thought the Dwight Howard tap dunk was much better than Nance's two hand dunk. 

 

Overall though this dunk contest was better than last year's dud.

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I think the Nance dunk is different because he uses to hands and he does the tap when he's up there, while Howard did it on the ascent. Both are cool though.

 

I'm not sure what's up with JJ Redick: https://streamable.com/rfjc6

 

The link is a video of NBA players wishing Chinese fans happy new year. Redick says "I wish all the NBA ch*nk fans of China..." I can't believe he would be that stupid and maybe it was a weird mispronunciation. But it clearly sounds like a slur. NBA Reddit has blown up about it. His Twitter isn't that great right now either. If thre's anything true about the NBA right now, it's that you can't piss off China.

 

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4 hours ago, DG_Now said:

I think the Nance dunk is different because he uses to hands and he does the tap when he's up there, while Howard did it on the ascent. Both are cool though.

 

I'm not sure what's up with JJ Redick: https://streamable.com/rfjc6

 

The link is a video of NBA players wishing Chinese fans happy new year. Redick says "I wish all the NBA ch*nk fans of China..." I can't believe he would be that stupid and maybe it was a weird mispronunciation. But it clearly sounds like a slur. NBA Reddit has blown up about it. His Twitter isn't that great right now either. If thre's anything true about the NBA right now, it's that you can't piss off China.

 

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i would like to know how did the video get out in the first place.  i would have thought they would have redone his spot.

 

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Excellent All Star Game! Got a little bored with the zero pass, early shot clock, long three point attempt possessions at the start of the game, but it really improved. More than a passable effort throughout by almost every player and the fourth quarter was great. It seems that the draft made it more fun for the players. Televising it will obviously happen next year. My only other suggestion would be to completely open up player selection: take the top 24 players regardless of conference and let the captains choose anyone from that pool regardless of who the "starters" are. 

 

Thank god C-Webb was on mic. Cannot stand Reggie Miller in any setting and Marv Albert's assessment of the defense on every single possession got very old, very fast. Does any other league have so many announcers that simply refuse to let fans enjoy what they're watching?

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OF COURSE the player who went 29/10/8 on 71% and 50% from 3, outscored everyone on his team by at least 10, and won the game wins MVP.

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If Team Steph won, does DeRozan or Lillard win MVP? 

 

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10 hours ago, KittSmith_95 said:

If Team Steph won, does DeRozan or Lillard win MVP? 

 

 

Why not Embiid?

 

I was out last night so watched the replay this morning. Really fun game! Especially at the end. If Durant and LeBron ever played for an actual team together, Jesus Christ. The way they swallowed up Steph at the end there was disgusting.

 

Lastly, can everyone in the Black Eyed Peas community disappear forever? Fergie pretending to be Marvin Gaye was an embarrassment to everyone.

 

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Sometimes the NBA is the best. You can't hear the whole audience laughing during other sports' national anthems.

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On 2/18/2018 at 12:02 PM, DG_Now said:

I think the Nance dunk is different because he uses to hands and he does the tap when he's up there, while Howard did it on the ascent. Both are cool though.

 

I'm not sure what's up with JJ Redick: https://streamable.com/rfjc6

 

The link is a video of NBA players wishing Chinese fans happy new year. Redick says "I wish all the NBA ch*nk fans of China..." I can't believe he would be that stupid and maybe it was a weird mispronunciation. But it clearly sounds like a slur. NBA Reddit has blown up about it. His Twitter isn't that great right now either. If thre's anything true about the NBA right now, it's that you can't piss off China.

 

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I just saw the video.  His explanation of changing the wording mid sentence and getting tongue tied seems to make sense, and he posted a longer explanation which IMO closes the book on it.  I don't know anything about him, but from what I've heard he sounds like an intelligent fellow and certainly smart enough to know not to use that word, even if it was part of his vocabulary.  This seems like a non-issue and just an unfortunate verbal gaffe, which happens to everyone, it's just that this time it sounded exactly like a slur.  The real issue is why it wasn't caught and re-shot instantly.

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On the one hand, Duke (kidding).

 

But yeah, it was weird that he seemed to have said a slur so clearly, but he probably has a microphone shoved in front of his face constantly. Someone really should have caught that during editing.

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I'm reading a lot about how awful the intro and national anthem was -- which, fair -- however the N.E.R.D. halftime show absolutely ruled.

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Worst part about Fergie was her not pronouncing the "T"s at the end of her words. 

by the dawn's early lie~~~~

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I guess Lebron said in some interview that the Sixers were one of the best teams in the East, or at least one that would be contending for the title soon, then Ben Simmons posted the photo below with the caption of "June 30th Midnight" (apparently James posted something also about Simmons and Embiid though I can't find it) then James posted a photo of himself getting a triple double in a video game as the Sixers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Is Ben Simmons with Klutch?

 

Maybe LeBron goes to Philadelphia -- it'd be a good fit -- but I think this is more repping his sports talent agency (which is clearly totally normal no its not).

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