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On 8/15/2019 at 5:23 PM, The Six said:

I smell the return of Dwight Howard to the purple and yellow!

 

You mean purple, black, and yellow. 

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On 8/20/2019 at 11:45 AM, Red Wolf said:

 

I don't have the time or energy to be pissed off today, but this sounds like something I need to listen to eventually.

I'm two episodes in and it's fantastic.

A sample of those interviewed so far:

Shelley Sterling

Doc Rivers

Blake Griffin

Ralph Lawler

Quentin Richardson

Roy Firestone

Olden Polynice

Darius Myles

Former coach Don Casey

Former MLS Commissioner Alan Rothenberg (was a former Jack Kent Cooke and later Sterling attorney before soccer)

V Stiviano's attorney

 

EDIT: I finished it last night.  The last two episodes on the Clippers/Warriors series after the recordings went public and the sale of the team and how Shelly Sterling got everything she wanted and her using a part of their Trust which could have either of them medically looked at for Dementia to control the Trust.  Oh, and it was Donald Sterling who bought a dozen properties owned by Jerry Buss so that Buss would have enough cash to buy the Lakers and the Forum from Jack Kent Cooke as Buss needed immediate cash infusion after a partner failed to give their capital. 

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7 hours ago, The Six said:

I mean, it's good to have goals. 

 

Oh absolutely, but Damian Lillard also said the Blazers were gonna sweep the Warriors in the playoffs a few years ago, too 🤷‍♂️

 

Reality is still a thing. Somewhere. 

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On 8/17/2019 at 12:53 AM, GDAWG said:

 

 

The Chinese buying up more ugly, half-empty new construction in New York

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Dwight officially back with LA.

 

Meme Team part 2, really.

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16 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Dwight officially back with LA.

 

Meme Team part 2, really.

They will cut Boogie for the roster spot.

Ohm, Ramona, and Windhorst talked about how surprised they would be if Howard returned, as Ramona questioned if you can depend in him. 

Windhorst talked about the "parade of names over 35-38*" who let LeBron down.  

*-Bibby, Stackhouse, Maglore, Shaq, Tyson Chandler, D-Wade, Damiper,

Edited by dfwabel

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1 hour ago, DG_Now said:

 

 

I might rather have Joakim Noah as opposed to Howard in a "limited role". 

Noah won't ever "quit" on LeBron, his body may give out, but he won't check out mentally. 

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Via NBA Reddit and The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/1164008/2019/08/26/chase-center-tour-some-early-thoughts-on-the-warriors-new-arena/

 

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But what sets the suite experience apart is what’s going on down below in the Google Cloud courtside lounges. There are 32 of them, tucked down a tunnel in the bottom of the arena. The layout isn’t much different than the suites up top, but you get a butler to serve you, a room that you control year-round (you can have your fantasy football draft there) and premium seats to every event in the arena — basketball game, concert, whatever.

 

How premium a seat? You walk out the door of your suite, down a short hallway, up some stairs and you are suddenly eight rows up from the court in a section exclusively for suite holders, walled off from the seats behind it by glass (creating a uniquely segregated lower bowl, which, in many ways, epitomizes the dark side of this project).

 

What will this experience cost you? Between $1.5 million and $2.25 million for the team’s fiscal year (giving you every arena event from July 1 to June 30). But you better act now. There are only two of the 32 left.

 

Sure, it's cool. But also, it's exclusionary. I'm not saying pro sports teams shouldn't have courtside seats and perks for big spenders. But this kind of (literal) walled-off access is setting a sad precedent. Yes, San Francisco is hopelessly gentrified for forever -- I just want it to stay in the Bay Area.

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You live in Seattle. You know firsthand that it won’t be contained to the Bay Area. 

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34 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

You live in Seattle. You know firsthand that it won’t be contained to the Bay Area. 

 

To an extent. We're building 500+' residential towers and a wide variety of new housing, something that is basically impossible in SF.

 

The endgame is likely the same, but we're learning from the Bay Area's mistakes.

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The Warriors will have forever money, but they won't be forever good and petty people like me will be very happy when that happens.

 

https://theathletic.com/1165082/2019/08/27/the-more-i-think-the-worse-i-am-as-closer-liam-hendriks-new-approach-has-led-to-this-seasons-breakthrough/

 

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“I don’t follow the Warriors,” Hendriks said of the A’s wildly popular ex-neighbors.

 

“They treated us like :censored: over here so we don’t care for them much.”

 

His reasons have nothing to do with the on-court product.

 

“When the Warriors sucked and the A’s were good, the A’s would give them tickets,” he said. “When the Warriors became good they decided to cut all ties and become :censored:s. So, no love lost for them leaving.”

Hendriks recalled with a laugh: “I got told I’m not as important as a player for the A’s as a fan for the Warriors is by a Warriors security guard. He wouldn’t let us out of the F Lot. We’re trying to get out and he wouldn’t let us out.”

 

Still, Hendriks sees more profit in the Raiders’ imminent exit than the Warriors’ recent one.

 

“We can make some improvements after they leave,” Hendriks said with a smile. “We can take their clubhouse because their clubhouse is way nicer than ours.”

 

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Two things: 

 

1) It's never a good idea to believe anything that comes out of the A's organization. 

 

2) Lol, in what universe were the A's "good" in even remotely the same way the Warriors were? Even when the A's were making the playoffs, they STILL had trouble moving tickets. 

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1988?

 

EDIT: Well, yes then too, but really 1989.

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Yes because Liam Hendriks, who was born in February of 1989, would know exactly how relations were between the two teams back then 🙄

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Liam Hendriks will probably be traded to the White Sox or something. Who gives :censored: about his opinion.

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