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More nonsense from the Kings:

 

Rumor has it that the Kings passed on Luka Doncic because Vlade doesn't like his father. 

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2 hours ago, DG_Now said:

Melo with 25! Giannis with 50!!

 

An in-season tournament would be a great opportunity for G League call-ups. LeBron and Kawhi aren't playing games that don't "count." It's a nice idea, but not really doable in the NBA.

I feel like all leagues should be like baseball and allow players to be drafted out of high school with an expanded draft and a much larger minor league system so you give guys more opportunities to develop into solid players when they might just never get drafted. 

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11 hours ago, Wings said:

More nonsense from the Kings:

 

Rumor has it that the Kings passed on Luka Doncic because Vlade doesn't like his father. 

Vlade is a Serbian and Luca is Slovenian. There's tension there, but not like Serbia/Croatia.

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1 hour ago, dfwabel said:

Vlade is a Serbian and Luca is Slovenian. There's tension there, but not like Serbia/Croatia.

 

Vivek & Vlade: Stupid is as stupid does. 

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That story was also bull :censored:, btw. Luka's father said the whole thing was made up.

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Every time I read about Luka I get the Suzanne Vega song stuck in my head. A common problem among sports fans, I'm sure.

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I was looking at NBA standings and noticed something interesting: the 12-5 Clippers are 11-1 at home and 1-4 on the road.

 

Interesting because 1. no team has played 10 home games yet and they're already at 12 and 2. extenuating circumstances aside, being nearly winless on the road is a bad thing for a team that won't be contending for a 1 or 2 seed.

 

Of Boston's 16 games this year, 6 have been at home (all wins) and 10 on the road (6-4).

 

This may all be nothing by May, but kind of interesting at the end of November.

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9 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

I was looking at NBA standings and noticed something interesting: the 12-5 Clippers are 11-1 at home and 1-4 on the road.

 

Interesting because 1. no team has played 10 home games yet and they're already at 12 and 2. extenuating circumstances aside, being nearly winless on the road is a bad thing for a team that won't be contending for a 1 or 2 seed.

 

Of Boston's 16 games this year, 6 have been at home (all wins) and 10 on the road (6-4).

 

This may all be nothing by May, but kind of interesting at the end of November.

Starting tonight @DAL, they have 9 of their next 11 on the road.

https://www.staplescenter.com/events/calendar

 

Hell, they're out all the second week in December for Kings and Disney on Ice/

 

Bigger shock on that calendar is Anita Baker is still touring and sell a good number of seats at Staples?

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4 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Starting tonight @DAL, they have 9 of their next 11 on the road.

https://www.staplescenter.com/events/calendar

 

Hell, they're out all the second week in December for Kings and Disney on Ice/

 

Bigger shock on that calendar is Anita Baker is still touring and sell a good number of seats at Staples?

 

I made a mistake -- I meant no team has played more than 10 at home except the Clips. They've gone 10-1, which is good, but already burning through a quarter of home games (plus Lakers games) seems disadvantageous.

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12 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

 

I made a mistake -- I meant no team has played more than 10 at home except the Clips. They've gone 10-1, which is good, but already burning through a quarter of home games (plus Lakers games) seems disadvantageous.

Well, in late January, they'll have a Grammy Road Trip with 5 game road trip, then coming home to visit the Lakers for a 6th "road" game. 

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Raptors win big tonight against the New York Knuckleheads. I'm happy, in spite of the huge snowfall today.

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K, so... I totally get what Kyrie is saying, in spirit. We absolutely DO put too much of an emphasis on pro sports as a culture, which is something that’s essentially meaningless beyond our own personal entertainment. There’s a lot of it that’s problematic and, if we’re being Totally honest, rather unhealthy. 

 

 

But this dude JUST signed a brand spanking new contract despite knowing he hates dealing with a lot of the :censored: that comes along with playing in the NBA. If he really has that much of an issue with it, then walk away. If he loves the game that much, he could always hoop just about anywhere he wants for the passion of it. And unlike the rest of society, if he never made another dime off of basketball he would still be better off than 99% of us by a WIDE margin. 

 

And I get it. Basketball is his passion. But he also chose to make it into his profession. There are aspects of ANY job that you’re going to hate. And it doesn’t even mean that those things that are problematic are right. But that’s kind of just the way it is. We ALL have to deal with the :censored:ty side of work, in one way or another. 

 

 

I mean, what more does this guy want? You either get paid NBA money, or you get to be left alone. You don’t really get to have it both ways. Complaining the way he does about it rings pretty hollow, at least with me. 

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You know, I was just watching the end of the Lakers game with someone and she asked if it was nice that the Pelicans fans were booing AD at the line. I said of course it was; they paid their money and it's fun to boo and it's all entertainment. Kyrie isn't as smart as he thinks he is.

 

Speaking of, the Lakers win again. They enjoy spotting the other team 10 or more and then coming back to close out. It's pretty amazing to watch AD and LeBron flip a switch and just take over night after night. And LeBron decide that he wants to be John Stockton all of a sudden and lead the league in assits.

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8 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

You know, I was just watching the end of the Lakers game with someone and she asked if it was nice that the Pelicans fans were booing AD at the line. I said of course it was; they paid their money and it's fun to boo and it's all entertainment. Kyrie isn't as smart as he thinks he is.

 

Speaking of, the Lakers win again. They enjoy spotting the other team 10 or more and then coming back to close out. It's pretty amazing to watch AD and LeBron flip a switch and just take over night after night. And LeBron decide that he wants to be John Stockton all of a sudden and lead the league in assits.

They don't want to or enjoy that. Pelicans hit 8  of their 17 threes in the Q1 TMK.

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Kyrie is the least self-aware player and Celtics fans are the least self-aware NBA fanbase so of course this was bound to go well.

 

Who is giving him advice on word salad screeds with arbitrary capitals? He sounds like a grandma who shares racist memes on facebook.

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4 minutes ago, Digby said:

Kyrie is the least self-aware player and Celtics fans are the least self-aware NBA fanbase so of course this was bound to go well.

 

Who is giving him advice on word salad screeds with arbitrary capitals? He sounds like a grandma who shares racist memes on facebook.

 

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It's not a good look for the NBA when the players seem to actively resent the fans.

 

Kyrie lied to Celtics fans that he was going to stay in Boston. He made a big show of wanting to get his number retired at the Garden someday. He ruined an entire season by turning the locker room toxic with his drama. He quit on his team in the postseason with one of the most selfish playoff series performances of all time. Then he teamed up with KD on a division rival. He's delusional for trying to paint Celtics fans as the bad guys for booing him. He brought the boos on himself.

 

And for the record, fans boo him for the same reason why they used to cheer him: because they care. If they didn't care so much about the NBA, he wouldn't get to make millions playing a game for a living.

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6 hours ago, Lights Out said:

It's not a good look for the NBA when the players seem to actively resent the fans.

 

Kyrie lied to Celtics fans that he was going to stay in Boston. He made a big show of wanting to get his number retired at the Garden someday. He ruined an entire season by turning the locker room toxic with his drama. He quit on his team in the postseason with one of the most selfish playoff series performances of all time. Then he teamed up with KD on a division rival. He's delusional for trying to paint Celtics fans as the bad guys for booing him. He brought the boos on himself.

 

And for the record, fans boo him for the same reason why they used to cheer him: because they care. If they didn't care so much about the NBA, he wouldn't get to make millions playing a game for a living.

Owners  (or their employees) lie to players and fans too. 

Did he change his mind regarding a job,? Yes. Haven't you?

Did he quit on his team? Maybe, however others took/missed shots and rebounds too.  I've quit on my employer at least twice before. $hit happens.

Are Celtics fans "the bad guys"?  If you are not white , possibly Yes.

 

Edited by dfwabel

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I mean it was probably because Kyrie literally said he was going to resign and then didn’t, not because he’s black. I love clowning on the worst of Bostonians but come on.

 

if Kyrie ever took responsibility for his hero-ball sabotage in the playoffs, or even better, literally just said “I was going to sign in Boston but I had a family member die and I want to move home, sorry to the Boston fans” then things would almost certainly be different?

 

there is nothing to galaxy brain about this. We have ample evidence that Kyrie is aloof and egomaniacal and sometimes a spade is a spade.

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