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Requiem
05-27-2011, 05:10 PM
Officially rooting for the Heat just to spite Drama. Where will he go when the Mavs choke again?

epicSocialism4tw
05-27-2011, 05:19 PM
Officially rooting for the Heat just to spite Drama. Where will he go when the Mavs choke again?

How on earth can the Mavs "choke"? They're a heavy underdog and have been for the entirety of the playoffs.

gunns
05-27-2011, 05:20 PM
Not really. The Mavs are and have been well over the luxury tax. Dirk took less money to allow roster flexibility down the road. It has to do with trading, not with signing players. The Mavs will only have the MLE, the Biannual exception and the low level exceptions to work with. Those salary slots are set in stone. Thanks for trying to tell us all about Dallas' strategies though. Its cute.



Aw...they're so charitable. Love, hugs, and hearts all around.




Ha!

Dirk repeatedly has said that "winning a title elsewhere wouldnt mean as much as winning one in Dallas" and that he wants to win one for Dallas fans.

LeBron James? He quit on his franchise in the playoffs last year, used the fears and tension of Cleveland fans to boost the ratings of his immensely moronic "The Decision" in what is arguably the worst decision ever made by a popular athlete, and then bolted a situation identical to Dirks so that he didn't have to carry the same weight that Dirk carries.

Its cute of you to ignore all of that though. Its as if you can't figure out why everyone hates LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

Not carry the same weight? Hell, he went to Miami to try and win a ring, and now he's got his opportunity. We'll see what he does with it. You talk about Dirk as if he's God. In case you've forgotten, God works for the Broncos.

epicSocialism4tw
05-27-2011, 05:22 PM
Not carry the same weight? Hell, he went to Miami to try and win a ring, and now he's got his opportunity. We'll see what he does with it. You talk about Dirk as if he's God. In case you've forgotten, God works for the Broncos.

James went to Miami to team up with two other all-stars to try to win a ring.

He absolutely 100% did NOT want to carry the same weight that Dirk is carrying. Its a stark contrast between one superstar who resigned without much fanfare in a loyal move to the franchise that has supported him, and a superstar who literally hyped up his leaving from one franchise to ditch the franchise and fans who supported him.

TonyR
05-27-2011, 05:22 PM
Its cute of you to ignore all of that though. Its as if you can't figure out why everyone hates LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

I'm not ignoring anything, unlike you who can't answer my earlier post showing that Miami and Chicago have both been better than Dallas defensively this postseason contrary to what you posted. And it's fine to "hate" LeBron if that's how you roll, but while doing so you should respect his game and ability.

TonyR
05-27-2011, 05:24 PM
Yesterday Ric Bucher reported that Dallas is Dwight Howard's first choice.

So then you'll hate him for bailing on Orlando? Going to win in Dallas with Dirk because he can't get it done alone with the Magic?

OrangeSe7en
05-27-2011, 05:29 PM
So then you'll hate him for bailing on Orlando? Going to win in Dallas with Dirk because he can't get it done alone with the Magic?

It wouldnt be the same scenario, not even close.

maven
05-27-2011, 05:39 PM
How on earth can the Mavs "choke"?

It's in their DNA to choke.

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/41604_2396517395_921665_n.jpg

:~ohyah!:

TonyR
05-27-2011, 05:39 PM
It wouldnt be the same scenario, not even close.

Other than the perception that LeBron quit on his team and the whole "The Decision" fiasco it would be very much the same so I don't know where you get "not even close". The main issue here is players leaving their original teams for better/more desirable situations. Howard would make the most money staying in Orlando but might like the situation elsewhere, just like LeBron liked the situation in Miami better and took less money to go there.

OrangeSe7en
05-27-2011, 06:56 PM
Other than the perception that LeBron quit on his team and the whole "The Decision" fiasco it would be very much the same so I don't know where you get "not even close". The main issue here is players leaving their original teams for better/more desirable situations. Howard would make the most money staying in Orlando but might like the situation elsewhere, just like LeBron liked the situation in Miami better and took less money to go there.

No its not the same at all. First of all, you're conveniently leaving out the most definite likelihood that James, Bosh, and Wade had this all planned for several years. Secondly, a big part of why LeBron was such a piece of crap was because he strung his team along up to and including waiting until the end of free agency to announce his "decision".

There's no indication that any of that applies here. And the part of hanging his team out to dry definitely won't apply here, since Howard is more than likely going to be traded if he doesnt sign the extension at a certain point.

No, sorry, its not at all the same. To suggest otherwise is absurd. You cant simply say if they change teams its the same. And the money thing you brought up is laughable. LeBron and his people likely made the calculation that he needs to win titles to enhance his brand because thats what the Chinese embrace. So, your point of giving up a few million per year is offset by the gamble that he'll win big by enhancing his brand. Of course, that unexpectedly backfired and he had to come out with his stupid damage control ads from Nike.

El Guapo
05-27-2011, 07:06 PM
It's in their DNA to choke.

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/41604_2396517395_921665_n.jpg

:~ohyah!:

I think they've dispelled that crap throughout these playoffs fellas. You guys can keep holding onto that if it makes you happy though.

Requiem
05-27-2011, 07:21 PM
How on earth can the Mavs "choke"? They're a heavy underdog and have been for the entirety of the playoffs.

If they don't win.

As I've said before, I despise the Heat. (I'm a Magic fan, always have been since age 5!)

I'd love to see Dirk win a ring. I'm hoping for it, just don't see it.

I want to see it.

epicSocialism4tw
05-27-2011, 08:40 PM
If they don't win.

As I've said before, I despise the Heat. (I'm a Magic fan, always have been since age 5!)

I'd love to see Dirk win a ring. I'm hoping for it, just don't see it.

I want to see it.

I wondered if Dallas would be given a little bit of an edge with pundits because they have been the best team in the playoffs, but the hype surrounding the Heat is winning out. Very few people are picking Dallas. I am actually surprised at how huge of an underdog Dallas is.

Its fine with Dallas though. They are the opposite of Miami. It doesn't bother them if people don't pick them or favor them like it has bothered James, Bosh, and Wade. The Mavs prefer it this way.

When Dirk turned his back and walked away from the post game celebration of the WCF win and then the rest of the Mavs followed him down the tunnel, you could sense that this group is ready to fight, ready to win. It was the opposite of what the Heat did after the Celtics game. Honestly, I think that the Mavs want this more. They have been waiting for years (all of them) for this opportunity. The Heat think that they are going to be contenders for years to come. I think that the sense of urgency works in Dallas' favor.

But Dallas is still a severe underdog.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
05-27-2011, 08:47 PM
He's also a raging dickhead who couldn't win it until he joined a team with two other superstars.

FTW. :yep: :thumbsup:

If LeRingchaser wins, there should be an asterisk next to "NBA champion."

TonyR
05-27-2011, 09:00 PM
No its not the same at all. First of all, you're conveniently leaving out the most definite likelihood that James, Bosh, and Wade had this all planned for several years. Secondly, a big part of why LeBron was such a piece of crap was because he strung his team along up to and including waiting until the end of free agency to announce his "decision". .

Well, we don't know this for sure. And even if we do, how does the time frame really matter?


There's no indication that any of that applies here. And the part of hanging his team out to dry definitely won't apply here, since Howard is more than likely going to be traded if he doesnt sign the extension at a certain point. .

You mean just like Carmelo Anthony? Remember, LeBron wanted to go to Miami. So that was the only place he could be traded because he'd refuse to sign an extension anywhere else the same way Carmelo did with NY.


No, sorry, its not at all the same. To suggest otherwise is absurd. You cant simply say if they change teams its the same. And the money thing you brought up is laughable. LeBron and his people likely made the calculation that he needs to win titles to enhance his brand because thats what the Chinese embrace. So, your point of giving up a few million per year is offset by the gamble that he'll win big by enhancing his brand. Of course, that unexpectedly backfired and he had to come out with his stupid damage control ads from Nike.

Boo hoo. This is a business. LeBron James is allowed to profit off of his abilities like anyone else. He's doing quite well at it I can assure you.

Again, at the end of the day, the results are the same. Cleveland lost their franchise, Orlando will lose theirs. I'm sure Dwight Howard will do it with more class and in a way that's more palatable to fans but Orlando is going to be left at the altar just like Cleveland was.

bombay
05-27-2011, 09:49 PM
You mean just like Carmelo Anthony? Remember, LeBron wanted to go to Miami. So that was the only place he could be traded because he'd refuse to sign an extension anywhere else the same way Carmelo did with NY.

Anthony was desparate to sign that contract, and would have signed with NY, NJ, or even Denver. The Nuggets, forutunately, had seen enough and recognized that he was poison. They ended up getting the best deal for their franchise by far. Anthony wasn't going to leave that $65 M on the table under any circumstances. Poor NY. They got vintage carmelo; a 4-0 sweep out of the playoffs. Miami's postseason success is largely because of defense and hideous officiating. No such worry with anthony/stoudemire even if they manage to get the coach and gm fired. No defense from those two, ever.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-28-2011, 06:54 AM
Dwight is taking his talents to North Texas.

Dirk + Dwight > Lebron + Wade

Ohhhhhhhhh snap. Suck it, Lakers fans.

http://www.iamagm.com/news/2011/05/27/ric.bucher.claims.lakers.have.slipped.dwight.howar ds.eyes.his.preference.order.are

ESPN's Ric Bucher, has been on top of the Dwight Howard story all year. Oddly, all of his scoops on Howard have come in question-and-answer format though ESPN chat sessions with fans (read them all here). In any case, the ESPN columnist and sideline reporter claims to have the inside scoop, this time claiming the Lakers playoff meltdown ruined their perception in Howard's eyes. Bucher claims the Mavericks and Nets have leapfrogged the Lakers as options, and the Magic are now his preferred destination. Bucher's last report (on May 20th), claimed behind the shadow of a doubt that the Magic big man would not sign the Magic's contract extension currently on the table.


Eliot (Brooklyn)

Ric, a story on Buss came out saying that Bynum is "untouchable" in trade talks. From what you've heard, is this true? If so, does this mean the Nets would be the likely suitor for Dwight?

Ric Bucher

Lakers have slipped on Dwight's list for reasons beyond that. I'd rank his preferences in this order: Orlando, Dallas, NJ, Lakers. But for Orlando to keep him, they're going to have to make some serious deals, ones that I'm really doubtful they can pull off.

epicSocialism4tw
05-28-2011, 08:15 AM
About his comments tweaking the Heat, Barkley said: “I don’t know if Dwyane’s upset with me, but I don’t sit around and worry about it.” He said LeBron James hasn’t said anything to him. “These athletes today are all wussified,” Barkley said. “I’ve been saying LeBron’s been the best player in the league for three years. And I say one thing criticizing The Decision, and I get a phone call from Nike saying why don’t I like LeBron? It’s interesting how this [expletive] works. These groups today, if you don’t say 100 percent positive about their guy or their team, they overreact.”


http://www.iamagm.com/news/201...sm.lebron.james (http://www.iamagm.com/news/2011/05/25/nike.called.%20charles.barkley.lay.criticism.lebro n.james)

maven
05-28-2011, 09:58 AM
I think they've dispelled that crap throughout these playoffs fellas. You guys can keep holding onto that if it makes you happy though.

The playoffs aren't over yet. Dallas still has a chance to choke like usual.

maven
05-28-2011, 10:08 AM
Dwight is taking his talents to North Texas.

Dirk + Dwight > Lebron + Wade

Ohhhhhhhhh snap. Suck it, Lakers fans.

http://www.iamagm.com/news/2011/05/27/ric.bucher.claims.lakers.have.slipped.dwight.howar ds.eyes.his.preference.order.are

Yes, good ole Bucher. Another dumb**** reporter. Another clown trying to make a name for himself who has Skip envy.

Problem with the Lakers/Dallas trade rumors are trade assets. Lakers have a broke dick Bynum and? Dallas has absolute **** to trade. Also, with the Bulls what do they have to give? Noah(signed through 2016) and? Rose is due for a max. Boozer is signed until 2015. Deng until 2014. They have a ton of cap space locked up.

Missouribronc
05-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Yes, good ole Bucher. Another dumb**** reporter. Another clown trying to make a name for himself who has Skip envy.

Problem with the Lakers/Dallas trade rumors are trade assets. Lakers have a broke dick Bynum and? Dallas has absolute **** to trade. Also, with the Bulls what do they have to give? Noah(signed through 2016) and? Rose is due for a max. Boozer is signed until 2015. Deng until 2014. They have a ton of cap space locked up.

Let's see...

Who am I going to believe?
Ric Bucher, a well-respected NBA journalist who's covered the league for years, or random internet poster with homoerotic tendencies who posts pictures of Miami Heat endlessly on a Denver Broncos message board and refers to Andrew Bynum as "broke dick?"

For me...its a pretty easy choice.

maven
05-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Let's see...

Who am I going to believe?
Ric Bucher, a well-respected NBA journalist who's covered the league for years, or random internet poster with homoerotic tendencies who posts pictures of Miami Heat endlessly on a Denver Broncos message board and refers to Andrew Bynum as "broke dick?"

For me...its a pretty easy choice.

You are more than welcome to believe who you want. I guess you haven't followed this clown throughout the years.

I listened to Bucher on the LeBastard show yesterday. Yes, he's still the same ****ing clown with Skip envy.

epicSocialism4tw
05-28-2011, 10:25 AM
You are more than welcome to believe who you want. I guess you haven't followed this clown throughout the years.

I listened to Bucher on the LeBastard show yesterday. Yes, he's still the same ****ing clown with Skip envy.

Thanks for the opinion from the Wierdo gallery.

maven
05-28-2011, 10:29 AM
Miami's postseason success is largely because of excellent defense and clutch shooting.

FIXED

maven
05-28-2011, 10:33 AM
Thanks for the opinion from the Wierdo gallery.


Thanks for the misinformation you keep providing in this thread. Keep 'em coming.

ROFL!

RhymesayersDU
05-28-2011, 11:02 AM
One of my favorite rules for being a sports fan:

If a reporter gives an opinion that doesn't align with yours, he's wrong.

It's up there with the "if your team loses, it's clearly due to the refs" rule.

Man-Goblin
05-28-2011, 11:08 AM
One of my favorite rules for being a sports fan:

If a reporter gives an opinion that doesn't align with yours, he's wrong.

It's up there with the "if your team loses, it's clearly due to the refs" rule.

You forgot that not only is the writer wrong, but he also hates your team.

maven
05-28-2011, 12:07 PM
I tried getting tickets to game 1 and game 2 yesterday via ticketmaster. Yes, who was I fooling.

Congrats to the people going.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-28-2011, 01:09 PM
Dallas has absolute **** to trade.

Tyson Chandler isn't ****.

Chandler + Terry or Butler.

maven
05-28-2011, 01:23 PM
Tyson Chandler isn't ****.

Chandler + Terry or Butler.

For one, Chandler is a FA this summer.

And two, Chandler + Terry or Butler?

Hilarious!

epicSocialism4tw
05-28-2011, 02:07 PM
Tyson Chandler isn't ****.

Chandler + Terry or Butler.

Its not worth it to talk about it to that guy.

He's just another bandwagon tool.

SonOfLe-loLang
05-28-2011, 04:17 PM
Anthony was desparate to sign that contract, and would have signed with NY, NJ, or even Denver. The Nuggets, forutunately, had seen enough and recognized that he was poison. They ended up getting the best deal for their franchise by far. Anthony wasn't going to leave that $65 M on the table under any circumstances. Poor NY. They got vintage carmelo; a 4-0 sweep out of the playoffs. Miami's postseason success is largely because of defense and hideous officiating. No such worry with anthony/stoudemire even if they manage to get the coach and gm fired. No defense from those two, ever.

Regardless of what you think of Carmelo, he played this years playoff pretty much without Billups and Amare. And one of those games featured Anthony almost winning it by himself. Rag on "vintage Carmelo" if the same thing happens next year when the Knicks are at full strength.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-28-2011, 05:31 PM
For one, Chandler is a FA this summer.

And two, Chandler + Terry or Butler?

Hilarious!

Barring big change in the CBA, Dallas can SnT Chandler while holding his Bird Rights. Same for Butler. And Terry is a big expiring.

maven
05-28-2011, 05:42 PM
Barring big change in the CBA, Dallas can SnT Chandler while holding his Bird Rights. Same for Butler. And Terry is a big expiring.

Chandler & Butler are FA's and Terry has a year left on his deal.

Problem is if you trade for Howard, you are also going to have to take some bad contracts. Orlando might as well blow it up and get players/picks for him if you trade him. Orlando can still sign him to an extension, where he will get the most money. We will see.

maven
05-28-2011, 09:26 PM
http://arturogalletti.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/chris-bosh-dwyane-wade-and-lebron-james.jpg

maven
05-28-2011, 09:27 PM
http://www.gifbin.com/bin/227839420.gif

ZONA
05-29-2011, 12:44 AM
I give Dallas a good shot to win this. They have more shooters then the Bulls did. They have 4 or 5 guys who can nail the 3 with good %. Chicago lacked that in a big way. I know the Heat have a good defense but they'll need to cover everybody. They can't just leave guys like they could against Chicago. I think this one goes 7 games. I'll say the Mavs win it all. I think they are deeper then Miami and that's going to be the difference.

epicSocialism4tw
05-29-2011, 02:35 AM
I give Dallas a good shot to win this. They have more shooters then the Bulls did. They have 4 or 5 guys who can nail the 3 with good %. Chicago lacked that in a big way. I know the Heat have a good defense but they'll need to cover everybody. They can't just leave guys like they could against Chicago. I think this one goes 7 games. I'll say the Mavs win it all. I think they are deeper then Miami and that's going to be the difference.

The worst thing that could happen in this series is that Dirk has a massive game in one of the first couple of games. If Dirk scores a ton, James is going to revert back to me-first isoball. That would be disasterous for Miami.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-29-2011, 04:56 AM
Chandler & Butler are FA's and Terry has a year left on his deal.

Problem is if you trade for Howard, you are also going to have to take some bad contracts. Orlando might as well blow it up and get players/picks for him if you trade him. Orlando can still sign him to an extension, where he will get the most money. We will see.

Um...that's why I said SnT and mentioned Terry as an expiring.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-29-2011, 04:58 AM
Mavs playoff ppg 100.9
Heat playoff ppg 98.0

Difference of 1 possession.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-29-2011, 06:21 AM
Dallas has played better offenses too.

OrangeSe7en
05-29-2011, 07:10 AM
Regardless of what you think of Carmelo, he played this years playoff pretty much without Billups and Amare. And one of those games featured Anthony almost winning it by himself. Rag on "vintage Carmelo" if the same thing happens next year when the Knicks are at full strength.

Yeah, but he didnt win it by himself...and he also almost single-handedly lost game 1 by himself. That was the game were Stoudemire had the hot hand and Anthony kept forcing shots down the stretch.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
05-29-2011, 08:03 AM
I give Dallas a good shot to win this. They have more shooters then the Bulls did. They have 4 or 5 guys who can nail the 3 with good %. Chicago lacked that in a big way. I know the Heat have a good defense but they'll need to cover everybody. They can't just leave guys like they could against Chicago. I think this one goes 7 games. I'll say the Mavs win it all. I think they are deeper then Miami and that's going to be the difference.

Yep.

It's because of the reasons you listed that the cHeat's "big three" will probably wear down from playing so many tough defensive minutes. The Mavs have an ability to spread the floor and stretch the cHeat defense that the Bulls lacked.

strafen
05-29-2011, 08:09 AM
One of my favorite rules for being a sports fan:

If a reporter gives an opinion that doesn't align with yours, he's wrong.

It's up there with the "if your team loses, it's clearly due to the refs" rule.

Funny but true! ;D

strafen
05-29-2011, 08:13 AM
I give Dallas a good shot to win this. They have more shooters then the Bulls did. They have 4 or 5 guys who can nail the 3 with good %. Chicago lacked that in a big way. I know the Heat have a good defense but they'll need to cover everybody. They can't just leave guys like they could against Chicago. I think this one goes 7 games. I'll say the Mavs win it all. I think they are deeper then Miami and that's going to be the difference.

Me too. I think the style of basketbsll would give the Heat some problems. The Mavs make other teams adjut to them, not the other way around.
Remember the Nuggets trying to match the style of play of the Thunders?
That didn't work out.
I do give the Mavs a chance to win the title, and I'll be rooting for them the rest of the way regardless... :thumbs:

maven
05-29-2011, 10:17 AM
Um...that's why I said SnT and mentioned Terry as an expiring.

Main problem with this scenario is you are adding old players to an old team(Orlando). If the Magic are going to blow it up and ship Howard, the best deal out there will not be the Dallas players. Dallas doesn't have the players/picks to ship to Orlando.

Best case scenario, Magic ships Nelson as trade bait and when the new CBA is signed there's an amnesty clause to dump a player. Extend Howard and keep him since he will be paid the most by Orlando.

maven
05-29-2011, 10:39 AM
I give Dallas a good shot to win this. They have more shooters then the Bulls did. They have 4 or 5 guys who can nail the 3 with good %. Chicago lacked that in a big way. I know the Heat have a good defense but they'll need to cover everybody. They can't just leave guys like they could against Chicago. I think this one goes 7 games. I'll say the Mavs win it all. I think they are deeper then Miami and that's going to be the difference.

Me too. I think the style of basketbsll would give the Heat some problems. The Mavs make other teams adjut to them, not the other way around.
Remember the Nuggets trying to match the style of play of the Thunders?
That didn't work out.
I do give the Mavs a chance to win the title, and I'll be rooting for them the rest of the way regardless... :thumbs:

Boston and Chicago play much better defense than the Mavericks. It's great these two are finally in the rear view mirror. The Heat will finally not have to grind it out when playing Dallas and will want to hit the open floor. Head to head the Heat player better defense, and the Heat can easily keep pace with Dallas in the scoring department.

maven
05-29-2011, 10:57 AM
The worst thing that could happen in this series is that Dirk has a massive game in one of the first couple of games. If Dirk scores a ton, James is going to revert back to me-first isoball. That would be disasterous for Miami.

Dirk will get his 30+ a game in this series. He's going to get his points. As already mentioned, Miami will run a combo of Anthony, UD, CB1, and maybe LeBron to slow him down or just to force him into tough shots and body him physically.

The key is not letting Barea, Stevenson, and Terry going off for big points.

maven
05-29-2011, 12:18 PM
Hildebrand pulled a Dallas Maverick.

Hilarious!

epicSocialism4tw
05-29-2011, 01:10 PM
The key is not letting Barea, Stevenson, and Terry going off for big points.

...and Marion and Stojakovic and Chandler and Kidd and Haywood.

Miami fas speak as though this is an easy task. Its not. Nobody has yet been able to figure Dallas out. Not the two-time defending champion Lakers, not OKC, not the Blazers.

Miami simply has not seen a team yet as good as Dallas.

epicSocialism4tw
05-29-2011, 01:14 PM
Boston and Chicago play much better defense than the Mavericks. It's great these two are finally in the rear view mirror. The Heat will finally not have to grind it out when playing Dallas and will want to hit the open floor. Head to head the Heat player better defense, and the Heat can easily keep pace with Dallas in the scoring department.

Hilarious!

Boy do I ever hope that this is the mindset of Heat players.

epicSocialism4tw
05-29-2011, 02:10 PM
http://i.imgur.com/gOLPy.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
05-29-2011, 02:12 PM
http://c0013789.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_6487dcc

strafen
05-29-2011, 02:59 PM
http://c0013789.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_6487dccHaha!!!
You've got too much time on your hand, man.
Good one, though... ^5

OrangeCrush2724
05-29-2011, 04:01 PM
Since Dirk is in love with David Hasselhoff...

http://ianundercover.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/david-hasselhoff.jpg

From an interview, here's Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki talking about what calms him down at the free throw line.

"You just try to relax. There are a lot of things going through your mind. I try to sing sometimes to kind of take the pressure off." Smiling wide and laughing loud, he said the song was David Hasselhoff's "Looking For Freedom," a big hit when he was a kid in Germany.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-29-2011, 04:32 PM
i've been lookin for free throws
since i left my home town

i've been lookin for free throws
still they can't be found

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-29-2011, 05:47 PM
Since Dirk is in love with David Hasselhoff...

http://ianundercover.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/david-hasselhoff.jpg

From an interview, here's Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki talking about what calms him down at the free throw line.

"You just try to relax. There are a lot of things going through your mind. I try to sing sometimes to kind of take the pressure off." Smiling wide and laughing loud, he said the song was David Hasselhoff's "Looking For Freedom," a big hit when he was a kid in Germany.

Do all of you Miami assholes live in a time warp?

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-29-2011, 06:24 PM
The LeBron Headband Timeline, aka "Receding Hairlines Hurt":

http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2011/05/27/the-lebron-james-headband-timeline/

maven
05-29-2011, 06:56 PM
Since Dirk is in love with David Hasselhoff...

http://ianundercover.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/david-hasselhoff.jpg

From an interview, here's Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki talking about what calms him down at the free throw line.

"You just try to relax. There are a lot of things going through your mind. I try to sing sometimes to kind of take the pressure off." Smiling wide and laughing loud, he said the song was David Hasselhoff's "Looking For Freedom," a big hit when he was a kid in Germany.

Hilarious!

maven
05-29-2011, 07:00 PM
Miami simply has not seen a team yet as good as Dallas.

Miami has seen much much better defenses out there in the playoffs. Dallas will be easier to attack. Dallas brings more offense, but with Miami's excellent defense they will contain the Mavs, score plenty of points, and win this series.

http://i.min.us/ic0rIW.gif

maven
05-29-2011, 07:57 PM
oh ****! Dale Jr pulled a Dallas Maverick

SimonFletcher73
05-29-2011, 09:11 PM
Wish Lebron nothing but the worst. Hopefully the Mavs beat it up like Delonte!

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
05-29-2011, 09:14 PM
Miami has seen much much better defenses out there in the playoffs. Dallas will be easier to attack. Dallas brings more offense, but with Miami's excellent defense they will contain the Mavs, score plenty of points, and win this series.



::)

I don't suppose we can expect any sort of elaboration or breakdown from you as to HOW the cHeat will accomplish this?

ZONA
05-29-2011, 10:52 PM
Boston and Chicago play much better defense than the Mavericks. It's great these two are finally in the rear view mirror. The Heat will finally not have to grind it out when playing Dallas and will want to hit the open floor. Head to head the Heat player better defense, and the Heat can easily keep pace with Dallas in the scoring department.

I don't think there's any doubt the Heat will be able to score more easily in the Mavs series then they did in the Bulls series but there's a flip side. The Heat haven't had to play defense which covers the entire half court and all 5 players over their past 2 series (Bulls, Celtics). They could cheat, pack the paint the paint if you will, which helps them hide their undersized team. The Heat are going to have to play the entire half court, every square inch of it and all night long. There's no doubt they are going to have to use more energy on the defensive side, which can take away from your offense. Usually Superstars that have to play 40 minutes of great defense can't consistently throw up 30+ points of their own. Make no mistake, James, Wade and Bosh will each be having to play 35+ minutes each game. There's no way the Heat bench can stay with the Mavs bench. And another big thing is, the Heat can't escape off nights by any of their big 3. In both of their previous series, Bosh was virtually not even there for several games. They can't afford that against Dallas. There's going to be huge pressure on the Heat's big 3 to score a ton of points each as well as having to play defense all night long. I don't really care who wins, I'm not pulling for anybody. I just think the odds favor the deeper team. You have the luxury of guys having an off night. You can simply take him out for awhile and put another guy in where you don't lose that much. The Heat just don't have that luxury. Their big 3 need to show up big time, every night.

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 03:17 AM
I don't think there's any doubt the Heat will be able to score more easily in the Mavs series then they did in the Bulls series but there's a flip side. The Heat haven't had to play defense which covers the entire half court and all 5 players over their past 2 series (Bulls, Celtics). They could cheat, pack the paint the paint if you will, which helps them hide their undersized team. The Heat are going to have to play the entire half court, every square inch of it and all night long. There's no doubt they are going to have to use more energy on the defensive side, which can take away from your offense. Usually Superstars that have to play 40 minutes of great defense can't consistently throw up 30+ points of their own. Make no mistake, James, Wade and Bosh will each be having to play 35+ minutes each game. There's no way the Heat bench can stay with the Mavs bench. And another big thing is, the Heat can't escape off nights by any of their big 3. In both of their previous series, Bosh was virtually not even there for several games. They can't afford that against Dallas. There's going to be huge pressure on the Heat's big 3 to score a ton of points each as well as having to play defense all night long. I don't really care who wins, I'm not pulling for anybody. I just think the odds favor the deeper team. You have the luxury of guys having an off night. You can simply take him out for awhile and put another guy in where you don't lose that much. The Heat just don't have that luxury. Their big 3 need to show up big time, every night.

Something that will be new to people who havent seen much of the Mavs over the playoffs and the past season...

Dallas has a glaring weakness. It led to them being bounced by San Antonio last season in round 1. It led to them being beat by New Orleans. It led to their struggles this season against teams like San Antonio, Chicago, Memphis, etc. Dallas struggles to defend smallish, quick point guards who play like point guards. Miami does not have one. In fact, they choose not to play a point guard at all.

Dallas does a very good job defending wing players. Kobe Bryant didn't get in the lane much at all against Dallas. The Portland wings struggled (Matthews, Fernandez, and Roy). Durant only really got rolling in transition. Westbrook struggled. Harden was hot and cold. During the regular season, Dallas used that solid wing defense to cause Wade and James to both stuggle. Neither of them shot well, and over the course of their two games, they alternated games with very high turnover rates. Dallas has one of the league's elite platoon of wing defenders in Marion, Kidd, Stevenson (a noted LeBron James pest), and Brewer. And behind those guys, Dallas has length and strength. Nowitzki is a capable defender and rebounder. Chandler was a runner up for defensive player of the year. Haywood was called the best defensive center in the NBA by defensive POY Dwight Howard. There simply is not an easy road to the basket against Dallas for Miami.

Another thing to keep an eye on...

Dallas has what has been called the best zone defense in the league. So much so that the creator of Dallas' zone is being interviewed for head coaching jobs. Dallas uses the zone situationally, not all the time. But in this series, you'll likely see alot of it used. Why? Because Miami is one of the worst teams in the league at playing against zone defenses. They revert very easily to a jump shooting team, and they shoot a horrible percentage against the zone. Thats something that hasn't been talked about, but it presents a real problem that Miami will have to figure out if they are to win.

Another problem....

Miami is not a particularly good rebounding team. Dallas is good enough to exploit that weakness. Chandler and Marion are both exceptional offensive rebounders. But here's the scariest part of the problem for Miami: they do not have a big who can rebound with the Mavs' bigs. Joel Anthony is small and is a poor rebounder. Haslem is a good rebounder for his size, but he just doesnt compare well against Dirk Nowitzki rebounding, much less Chandler or Haywood. Haslem isn't athletic enough to compete in there with those guys. So Miami is relying on two undersized guys to somehow get Chandler, Dirk, and Haywood off the boards. I just don't see it. There's too much length, athleticism, and strength in there. If Miami attacks the boards with James, Dallas will have easy transition buckets the other way. Its a real problem for Miami. Dallas is an extremely smart team with tons of offensive ability. If Miami gives them an inch, the Mavs will take a mile.

Also...Dallas is not scared in the least of Miami. There have been leaks out of the Mavs' headquarters that this is the team that Dallas has been shooting for. This is what is motivating them. The Heat were the Mavs' mission.

Miami hasn't beat Dallas since 2006. Think about that. That's how strongly the Mavs feel about the Heat. They have been waiting for this opportunity for 5 years. Its 'bout to get real.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-30-2011, 03:22 AM
This is why Dallas will win.

Miami has been far from spectacular offensively

Miami’s success is overwhelmingly based on defense. The Heat have scored over 100 points in regulation just 2 times in these playoffs and have yet to break the 105 mark. Unbelievably, they scored 85 points or fewer in regulation 4 of the 5 Chicago games and still closed out the Bulls in 5. True, they’d played 3 great defensive teams in Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago – teams designed to stop a perimeter offense. But the ball doesn’t move that well for them, partly because they’re playing a 2 or 3 on 5 style most of the game. Teams know Lebron and Wade will be pounding it most of the game.

Furthermore virtually every Miami supporting player is a disaster offensively. Before the playoffs I said a major Bulls weakness is that they could only win 95 to 90 or 90 to 85 type games, they didn’t have a “you have 100, we’ll just score 105″ gear. Could the same apply to the Heat?

The Mavericks have scored 100 points 7 times in regulation in these playoffs, including 4 of the 5 games against the Thunder. If Dallas keeps filling it up, the Heat may need a 105 to 100 type game in their most crucial moment - a gear they haven’t shown yet these playoffs.

Don’t be confused by Miami’s star power, they are far from an offensive powerhouse. They are not the Shaq and Kobe Lakers. They are more like the 1998 Chicago Bulls who were running on fumes offensively and had to rely on defense, grit, and Jordan and Pippen doing whatever it takes against the Pacers and Jazz.

The Mavericks’ offense is not what Miami specializes in defending


What Miami’s defense is dominant against is perimeter ballhandling and stars. Lebron, Wade and Bosh’s speed and length on the perimeter locks up anyone who drives into the paint. This made them an ideal matchup against the Bulls, who’s overwhelmingly “Rose drives and creates” based offense was made to be swallowed up by perimeter athleticism. Unsurprisingly the Bulls averaged a shade under 81 points a game in regulation in their 4 losses. If you don’t move the ball against Miami they’ll destroy you.

Dallas on the other hand is a dominant ball moving team. Every player on the floor is exceptional at making the right pass and particularly finding the open 3. Double teaming Dirk Nowitzki is usually a bad idea, they’ll make the extra pass or two and before you know it Jason Kidd, Jason Terry or Peja Stojakovic is taking a wide open 3.

Dallas doesn’t have a drive and dish star for Lebron and Wade’s help defense to swallow up on the perimeter. Instead those guys will be forced to cover stand still 3pt shooters and out of the play. For Lebron and Wade it’ll be pick your poison. They can attack the paint in help defense as they do so well, but in doing so open the 3pt line for Dallas. Or they can stay on the shooters, which neutralizes their tenacious rotating defense.

This is also why Dallas was so succesful against Oklahoma City offensively – The Thunder like Miami specialized in using their perimeter defensive speed to swallow up teams with perimeter ballhandlers. The Mavericks spread them out and made them chase around spot up 3pt shooters, which made their defense look a lot more ordinary and tame even with Nick Collision doing an excellent job guarding Dirk for large portions of the series. The Mavericks ball moving, spread offense takes away the athleticism X factor of the Thunder and Heat defense.

If I’m Miami my defensive gameplan is to cover the Mavericks’ 3 pt shooters and live with what Dirk does offensively. This should work to an extent but it depends on whether Chris Bosh can play Dirk as well as Nick Collision did. And still even if they do follow through with the play Dirk straight up, let the 3pt shooters be covered strategy – It may be hard to stop the ball from moving towards the open shooter and the Mavericks from scoring 100. This series in my opinion will come down to how well the Heat defend the Mavericks. I believe we can expect the Mavericks to hold the Heat to a mid 90s score consistently as virtually everyone in these playoffs have. If the Heat can’t hold down the Mavericks offense, they will lose.

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 03:42 AM
Rangers Pitcher, Lakers Fan Pulling for Mavs:


ARLINGTON -- The Texas Rangers have a variety of different shirts they wear around the clubhouse to signify their team unity. They now have one more to add to their collection, thanks to C.J. Wilson.
The Rangers ace bought 25 Dallas Mavericks T-shirt jerseys and gave them away to his teammates prior to Saturday's game against Kansas City.


Wilson, a Lakers fan at heart, wore a Dirk Nowitzki jersey to work out in on Saturday. He's become a big fan of Nowitzki and even has an autographed ball.

"He is the face of the franchise obviously and is a very unique player," Wilson said. "He is the exact opposite of the whole hype with LeBron [James] and those guys. "I don't like that whole situation. It just bums me out."



Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/29/3112884/lakers-fan-cj-wilson-rallies-rangers.html#ixzz1NpaqaiO8

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 03:51 AM
This is why Dallas will win.

The Thunder tried playing man v man in the first game.

Dirk had one of the best individual performances in the history of the NBA playoffs in that game.

Then the Thunder abandoned that tactic and started doubling Dirk when he receives the ball in the post. It gave them a punchers chance for the rest of the series.

That's the conundrum that Dallas puts you in. Its the reason why Barkley picked the Mavs to beat the Lakers when nobody else did. Nobody else saw that problem because they werent really paying attention.

If Miami single covers Dirk, this will be a quick series.

Whats likely to happen is that Miami uses a combination of Anthony, Haslem, James, and Miller to guard Dirk. One will try to deny him the ball in the post and the other will rotate when he puts the ball on the floor.

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 03:55 AM
Haha!!!
You've got too much time on your hand, man.
Good one, though... ^5

I wish I could claim that one.

That was created by a Cleveland Cavs fan.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 05:01 AM
What's that from, Bob?

Also, be ready for Maven to counter by posting pictures.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-30-2011, 05:16 AM
http://asubstituteforwar.com/2011/05/29/nba-finals-preview-how-dallas-can-beat-miami/#more-2102

Bob's your Information Minister
05-30-2011, 05:22 AM
Miami is entering a world of pain. This is not the '06 Dirk.

http://asubstituteforwar.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dirks4.jpg?w=452&h=124


Let’s start off noticing that Dirk’s averaging 25+ PPG on 60+% TS for the 3rd playoff in a row. No one has ever done that. In fact only two other players in history have managed it 3 times in their career (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Reggie Miller).

Even more amazing, is that as things stand now, this is the 3rd year in a row that Dirk’s PER has improved by 5 or more points in the playoffs. I don’t have the data handy to say whether this has ever been done before.

What I can tell you is that Dirk’s career playoff PER is now the 7th best in NBA history, and among the top 6 players, Hakeem Olajuwon is the only one who managed the feat more than once in his entire career (he did it twice).

Dirk has truly emerged as someone who routinely raises his play on the biggest stage in a manner up there with any of the greats in history.

How can he do this if he’s still the same old Dirk? Well, obviously he’s not the player he used to be. As with most NBA stars that have continue to have success as they age, Dirk has become more aware, more savvy, and more resilient. The methods used to shut him down before are now either quickly nullified by a smart move, or taken advantage of with a decisive pass. In the regular season, this improvement goes under the radar as he conserves minutes and doesn’t rack up buckets like the younger stars do, but come playoff time, the man now knows exactly what to do.

vancejohnson82
05-30-2011, 01:34 PM
Miami in 6...there's lots of talk here about how the Heat won't be able to D up the Mavs...but what about vice versa?

Wade has had an atrocious playoff run so far...that's sure to change. Lebron is going to get his and Bosh will show up for a game or two.

If the Mavs shoot over 40% from 3, they have a chance

SoCalBronco
05-30-2011, 01:40 PM
Also, be ready for Maven to counter by posting pictures.

:rofl:

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 02:01 PM
Wade has had an atrocious playoff run so far...that's sure to change.

There's no guarantee of that. Stevenson has played him very well in matchups and Kidd will likely be on him late in games (also defended Kobe and Durant in closing time of those respective matchups).

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 02:06 PM
Wade has had an atrocious playoff run so far...that's sure to change.

There's no guarantee of that. Stevenson has played him very well in matchups and Kidd will likely be on him late in games (also defended Kobe and Durant in closing time of those respective matchups).

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 02:25 PM
Miami in 6...there's lots of talk here about how the Heat won't be able to D up the Mavs...but what about vice versa?

Something that will be new to people who havent seen much of the Mavs over the playoffs and the past season...

Dallas has a glaring weakness. It led to them being bounced by San Antonio last season in round 1. It led to them being beat by New Orleans. It led to their struggles this season against teams like San Antonio, Chicago, Memphis, etc. Dallas struggles to defend smallish, quick point guards who play like point guards. Miami does not have one. In fact, they choose not to play a point guard at all.

Dallas does a very good job defending wing players. Kobe Bryant didn't get in the lane much at all against Dallas. The Portland wings struggled (Matthews, Fernandez, and Roy). Durant only really got rolling in transition. Westbrook struggled. Harden was hot and cold. During the regular season, Dallas used that solid wing defense to cause Wade and James to both stuggle. Neither of them shot well, and over the course of their two games, they alternated games with very high turnover rates. Dallas has one of the league's elite platoon of wing defenders in Marion, Kidd, Stevenson (a noted LeBron James pest), and Brewer. And behind those guys, Dallas has length and strength. Nowitzki is a capable defender and rebounder. Chandler was a runner up for defensive player of the year. Haywood was called the best defensive center in the NBA by defensive POY Dwight Howard. There simply is not an easy road to the basket against Dallas for Miami.

Another thing to keep an eye on...

Dallas has what has been called the best zone defense in the league. So much so that the creator of Dallas' zone is being interviewed for head coaching jobs. Dallas uses the zone situationally, not all the time. But in this series, you'll likely see alot of it used. Why? Because Miami is one of the worst teams in the league at playing against zone defenses. They revert very easily to a jump shooting team, and they shoot a horrible percentage against the zone. Thats something that hasn't been talked about, but it presents a real problem that Miami will have to figure out if they are to win.

Another problem....

Miami is not a particularly good rebounding team. Dallas is good enough to exploit that weakness. Chandler and Marion are both exceptional offensive rebounders. But here's the scariest part of the problem for Miami: they do not have a big who can rebound with the Mavs' bigs. Joel Anthony is small and is a poor rebounder. Haslem is a good rebounder for his size, but he just doesnt compare well against Dirk Nowitzki rebounding, much less Chandler or Haywood. Haslem isn't athletic enough to compete in there with those guys. So Miami is relying on two undersized guys to somehow get Chandler, Dirk, and Haywood off the boards. I just don't see it. There's too much length, athleticism, and strength in there. If Miami attacks the boards with James, Dallas will have easy transition buckets the other way. Its a real problem for Miami. Dallas is an extremely smart team with tons of offensive ability. If Miami gives them an inch, the Mavs will take a mile.

Also...Dallas is not scared in the least of Miami. There have been leaks out of the Mavs' headquarters that this is the team that Dallas has been shooting for. This is what is motivating them. The Heat were the Mavs' mission.

Miami hasn't beat Dallas since 2006. Think about that. That's how strongly the Mavs feel about the Heat. They have been waiting for this opportunity for 5 years. Its 'bout to get real.

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 02:39 PM
There's no guarantee of that. Stevenson has played him very well in matchups and Kidd will likely be on him late in games (also defended Kobe and Durant in closing time of those respective matchups).

There are alot of nonsensical assumptions about this series. The assumption that everything will go right for Miami and that everything will go wrong for Dallas is more than just a little absent minded.

maven
05-30-2011, 02:59 PM
Miami is entering a world of pain. This is not the '06 Dirk.

http://asubstituteforwar.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dirks4.jpg?w=452&h=124

eh, your article is leaving out some information. Dirk's PER in the playoffs this year is 27.5, not what you have posted.

You do know that LeBron James PER is #2 overall all-time right? Wade is #6 or #7 all-time in PER for career.

Also, for as "bad" as Wade has been made out. He's still avg 25.5 ppg, 4.6 apg, 6.4 rbp, PER is 25.65 for the the playoffs.

maven
05-30-2011, 03:01 PM
Miami is entering a world of pain. This is not the '06 Dirk.

http://asubstituteforwar.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dirks4.jpg?w=452&h=124

eh, your article is leaving out some information. Dirk's PER in the playoffs this year is 27.5, not what you have posted.

You do know that LeBron James PER is #2 overall all-time right? Wade is #6 or #7 all-time in PER for career.

Also, for as "bad" as Wade has been made out. He's still avg 25.5 ppg, 4.6 apg, 6.4 rbp, and PER is 25.65 for the the playoffs.

maven
05-30-2011, 03:08 PM
:rofl:

What are you laughing about?

Get back to work and get on my college football team stats so I can decide whether I should go see some games or not.

maven
05-30-2011, 03:11 PM
Rangers Pitcher, Lakers Fan Pulling for Mavs:


ARLINGTON -- The Texas Rangers have a variety of different shirts they wear around the clubhouse to signify their team unity. They now have one more to add to their collection, thanks to C.J. Wilson.
The Rangers ace bought 25 Dallas Mavericks T-shirt jerseys and gave them away to his teammates prior to Saturday's game against Kansas City.


Wilson, a Lakers fan at heart, wore a Dirk Nowitzki jersey to work out in on Saturday. He's become a big fan of Nowitzki and even has an autographed ball.

"He is the face of the franchise obviously and is a very unique player," Wilson said. "He is the exact opposite of the whole hype with LeBron [James] and those guys. "I don't like that whole situation. It just bums me out."



Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/29/3112884/lakers-fan-cj-wilson-rallies-rangers.html#ixzz1NpaqaiO8

Local player rooting for the local NBA team in The Finals. How cute.

maven
05-30-2011, 03:14 PM
...and Marion and Stojakovic and Chandler and Kidd and Haywood.

Miami fas speak as though this is an easy task. Its not. Nobody has yet been able to figure Dallas out. Not the two-time defending champion Lakers, not OKC, not the Blazers.

Miami simply has not seen a team yet as good as Dallas.

Marion, Kidd, and Chandler will get points by virtue of minutes played. They're just not going to explode on Miami. I did temporary forget Stojakovic, and yes Haywood can present some problems as well.

maven
05-30-2011, 03:28 PM
I don't think there's any doubt the Heat will be able to score more easily in the Mavs series then they did in the Bulls series but there's a flip side. The Heat haven't had to play defense which covers the entire half court and all 5 players over their past 2 series (Bulls, Celtics). They could cheat, pack the paint the paint if you will, which helps them hide their undersized team. The Heat are going to have to play the entire half court, every square inch of it and all night long. There's no doubt they are going to have to use more energy on the defensive side, which can take away from your offense. Usually Superstars that have to play 40 minutes of great defense can't consistently throw up 30+ points of their own. Make no mistake, James, Wade and Bosh will each be having to play 35+ minutes each game. There's no way the Heat bench can stay with the Mavs bench. And another big thing is, the Heat can't escape off nights by any of their big 3. In both of their previous series, Bosh was virtually not even there for several games. They can't afford that against Dallas. There's going to be huge pressure on the Heat's big 3 to score a ton of points each as well as having to play defense all night long. I don't really care who wins, I'm not pulling for anybody. I just think the odds favor the deeper team. You have the luxury of guys having an off night. You can simply take him out for awhile and put another guy in where you don't lose that much. The Heat just don't have that luxury. Their big 3 need to show up big time, every night.

Just a couple of notes.

Both Boston and Chicago are half-court teams. Miami had to play every inch of that half-court well.

Bosh was there. While he had lapse here and there, you cannot say he wasn't there for several games. CB1 stepped up and delivered for Miami. He is one of the main reasons Miami is in The Finals.

To quickly conclude, the energy expense on defense will be less against the Mavericks. That's just fact.

maven
05-30-2011, 03:29 PM
I don't think there's any doubt the Heat will be able to score more easily in the Mavs series then they did in the Bulls series but there's a flip side. The Heat haven't had to play defense which covers the entire half court and all 5 players over their past 2 series (Bulls, Celtics). They could cheat, pack the paint the paint if you will, which helps them hide their undersized team. The Heat are going to have to play the entire half court, every square inch of it and all night long. There's no doubt they are going to have to use more energy on the defensive side, which can take away from your offense. Usually Superstars that have to play 40 minutes of great defense can't consistently throw up 30+ points of their own. Make no mistake, James, Wade and Bosh will each be having to play 35+ minutes each game. There's no way the Heat bench can stay with the Mavs bench. And another big thing is, the Heat can't escape off nights by any of their big 3. In both of their previous series, Bosh was virtually not even there for several games. They can't afford that against Dallas. There's going to be huge pressure on the Heat's big 3 to score a ton of points each as well as having to play defense all night long. I don't really care who wins, I'm not pulling for anybody. I just think the odds favor the deeper team. You have the luxury of guys having an off night. You can simply take him out for awhile and put another guy in where you don't lose that much. The Heat just don't have that luxury. Their big 3 need to show up big time, every night.

Just a couple of notes.

Both Boston and Chicago are half-court teams. Miami had to play every inch of that half-court well.

Bosh was there. While he had lapse here and there, you cannot say he wasn't there for several games. CB1 stepped up and delivered for Miami. He is one of the main reasons Miami is in The Finals.

To quickly conclude, the energy expense on defense will be less against the Mavericks. That's just fact.

maven
05-30-2011, 03:31 PM
Wish Lebron nothing but the worst. Hopefully the Mavs beat it up like Delonte!

Another h8r. Keep 'em coming.

ROFL!

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 03:57 PM
Just a couple of notes.

Both Boston and Chicago are half-court teams. Miami had to play every inch of that half-court well.

To quickly conclude, the energy expense on defense will be less against the Mavericks. That's just fact.



You're not understanding his premise.

If you were observant when you watched Miami play Chicago, you noticed that the Heat just packed the lane and dared Rose to pass the ball or shoot jumpers. What the other poster is saying is that Dallas' offense is nothing like that. Dallas spaces the floor and every offensive player is a potential scorer. He's right in saying that the Mavs are the first team Miami has faced with that ability.

Dallas is the most effective offense in the NBA playoffs. The fact is that Miami has not seen an offense like this. That's what the facts are. What you are saying is just hyperbole.

Dallas tilts the floor and puts the other defense at a disadvantage. They will put Dirk and Kidd on one side of the floor, put one or two shooters on the other side, and put Chander around the basket.

Wherever the help defender comes from to cover Dirk, the Mavs will exploit the space the defender leaves. They are able to tilt the floor to give themselves favorable match ups. And if they single cover Dirk? The Heat can go ahead and get ready to be sent home in 4 or 5 games.

maven
05-30-2011, 04:10 PM
You're not understanding his premise.

If you were observant when you watched Miami play Chicago, you noticed that the Heat just packed the lane and dared Rose to pass the ball or shoot jumpers. What the other poster is saying is that Dallas' offense is nothing like that. Dallas spaces the floor and every offensive player is a potential scorer. He's right in saying that the Mavs are the first team Miami has faced with that ability.

Dallas is the most effective offense in the NBA playoffs. The fact is that Miami has not seen an offense like this. That's what the facts are. What you are saying is just hyperbole.

Dallas tilts the floor and puts the other defense at a disadvantage. They will put Dirk and Kidd on one side of the floor, put one or two shooters on the other side, and put Chander around the basket.

Wherever the help defender comes from to cover Dirk, the Mavs will exploit the space the defender leaves. They are able to tilt the floor to give themselves favorable match ups. And if they single cover Dirk? The Heat can go ahead and get ready to be sent home in 4 or 5 games.

The problem both of you have is that versus Boston the Heat couldn't pack the paint with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce spacing the floors or KG spotting up for a jump shot.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-30-2011, 04:27 PM
The problem both of you have is that versus Boston the Heat couldn't pack the paint with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce spacing the floors or KG spotting up for a jump shot.

The only reason the Heat beat Boston was because Wade assassinated Rondo.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-30-2011, 04:31 PM
Ray Allen was 15 for 30 from three point land against the Heat's pathetic 3-point defense.

Dirk, Kidd, Terry and Peja are going to rape from beyond the arc.

And the Heat's lack of presence at center? Chandler is going to dominate the paint.

Miami is completely and utterly ****ed unless Wade and James both score 30 every game.

maven
05-30-2011, 04:37 PM
And if they single cover Dirk? The Heat can go ahead and get ready to be sent home in 4 or 5 games.

Probably what cracks me up the most about people rooting for Dallas or casuals who are Dirk this or Dirk that is that Wade or LeBron can drop 50 on the Mavericks. As you or other fans carelessly forget, our players can explode as well.

SoCalBronco
05-30-2011, 04:55 PM
What are you laughing about?

Get back to work and get on my college football team stats so I can decide whether I should go see some games or not.

You should be going to the games and strongly supporting your school. Unlike the Heat, they aren't manufactured. They've got a real coach and you'll get the oppurtunity to see them grow and get better, not just wait to bandwagon when they collect alot of stars. Go to the games and strongly support them. They're worth supporting, they're not artificial and they're going to be real good in a few years.

Don't make the same mistake you made with the Heat. Waiting until they're on the top to jump on makes you an inferior fan. You should root for them no matter what.

maven
05-30-2011, 04:58 PM
The only reason the Heat beat Boston was because Wade assassinated Rondo.

ROFL!

Hot damn!

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 04:59 PM
I'll make one guarantee about the Finals - if the Mavs win, Maven will be nowhere to be found for weeks.

maven
05-30-2011, 05:04 PM
You should be going to the games and strongly supporting your school. Unlike the Heat, they aren't manufactured. They've got a real coach and you'll get the oppurtunity to see them grow and get better, not just wait to bandwagon when they collect alot of stars. Go to the games and strongly support them. They're worth supporting, they're not artificial and they're going to be real good in a few years.

Don't make the same mistake you made with the Heat. Waiting until they're on the top to jump on makes you an inferior fan. You should root for them no matter what.

I support both the Heat & THE U.

Do not assume I suddenly like the Heat.

I've been mad as hell since the Shannon hiring. I fully support Golden's hiring. And yes I will be at the stadium supporting the new coach.;)

24champ
05-30-2011, 05:08 PM
I'll make one guarantee about the Finals - if the Mavs win, Maven will be nowhere to be found for weeks.

Will Llama be around if the Mavs lose?

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 05:11 PM
Will Llama be around if the Mavs lose?

I'll vouch for him and say he will.

maven
05-30-2011, 05:15 PM
Ray Allen was 15 for 30 from three point land against the Heat's pathetic 3-point defense.

Dirk, Kidd, Terry and Peja are going to rape from beyond the arc.

And the Heat's lack of presence at center? Chandler is going to dominate the paint.

Miami is completely and utterly ****ed unless Wade and James both score 30 every game.

Yes, Dirk, Kidd, Terry, and Peja are going to better than Ray from the 3.

ROFL!

Ray had a chance to hit some crucial buckets, but he failed...

Chandler? Jeez Bob. You make it sound like we're facing prime Shaq in the paint.

We will see how Wad or LBJ does, will we.

ROFL!

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 05:20 PM
Yes, Dirk, Kidd, Terry, and Peja are going to better than Ray from the 3.

ROFL!

Ray had a chance to hit some crucial buckets, but he failed...

Chandler? Jeez Bob. You make it sound like we're facing prime Shaq in the paint.

We will see how Wad or LBJ does, will we.

ROFL!

Does someone want to dig up the All-Time 3s list and show it to this kid or do I have to?

And now you're downplaying Chandler? Let me ask you a question. And be honest here. Do you know what you're looking at when you watch basketball? He is CLEARLY the Mavs defensive anchor inside. He runs the defense from the middle-out. He's also quick and long enough to roam outside of the paint if needed. He's a runner-up to DPOY, Center for Team USA and a HUGE part of the face of this team changing this season. Check this out - if Chandler was playing the 5 for the Heat, they could feasibly challenge the 96 Bulls 72-10 record if they wanted. Instead, you rely on Cro-Magnon Forehead and Erick Dampier.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 05:22 PM
Here's the deal, Maven - you talk too much ****. And returning with "lol" and posting pictures of shirtless black men flexing is the stuff of Pokemon-level messageboards. You make Bob look reputable and mature. Instead of just posting little smilies and thinking your team is infallible, it's in your best interest to do a little research, know the game a little more and respect how other teams operate. This isn't NBA Jam, brah.

maven
05-30-2011, 05:30 PM
Does someone want to dig up the All-Time 3s list and show it to this kid or do I have to?

And now you're downplaying Chandler? Let me ask you a question. And be honest here. Do you know what you're looking at when you watch basketball? He is CLEARLY the Mavs defensive anchor inside. He runs the defense from the middle-out. He's also quick and long enough to roam outside of the paint if needed. He's a runner-up to DPOY, Center for Team USA and a HUGE part of the face of this team changing this season. Check this out - if Chandler was playing the 5 for the Heat, they could feasibly challenge the 96 Bulls 72-10 record if they wanted. Instead, you rely on Cro-Magnon Forehead and Erick Dampier.

Ray Allen is all-time #1 three's dropped. But, he missed some huge shots versus Miami that could have possibly changed the series. Key word possibly. ;)

Downplaying Chandler? Absolutely not. But, lets be real Rulon He's nowhere close to prime Shaq or Dwight Howard today. Chandler will be on Bosh on defense since Bosh would eat Dirk alive. Lets see how it goes.

Anthony has been a stud for us. Dampier waves that f'n towel hard man. Hard.

Karenin
05-30-2011, 05:40 PM
Will Llama be around if the Mavs lose?

If the Mavs lose, it's gonna make his epic 2006 disappearing act look like a 3-day vacation.

SoCalBronco
05-30-2011, 05:42 PM
If the Mavs lose, it's gonna make his epic 2006 disappearing act look like a 3-day vacation.

I'm wondering if you've ever posted anything that isn't a personal insult to someone else.

maven
05-30-2011, 06:02 PM
Here's the deal, Maven - you talk too much ****. And returning with "lol" and posting pictures of shirtless black men flexing is the stuff of Pokemon-level messageboards. You make Bob look reputable and mature. Instead of just posting little smilies and thinking your team is infallible, it's in your best interest to do a little research, know the game a little more and respect how other teams operate. This isn't NBA Jam, brah.

We Already Won

RhymesayersDU
05-30-2011, 06:02 PM
I'll vouch for him and say he will.

Does "being around" count if all you're doing is making up crazy theories about David Stern masterminding the Mavericks loss to sell more jerseys in the 'hood?

Because yeah, he'll be here I'm sure.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 06:10 PM
Ray Allen is all-time #1 three's dropped. But, he missed some huge shots versus Miami that could have possibly changed the series. Key word possibly. ;)

Downplaying Chandler? Absolutely not. But, lets be real Rulon He's nowhere close to prime Shaq or Dwight Howard today. Chandler will be on Bosh on defense since Bosh would eat Dirk alive. Lets see how it goes.

Anthony has been a stud for us. Dampier waves that f'n towel hard man. Hard.

Joel Anthony sucks.

Who said Chandler was prime Shaq or Dwight Howard? Prime Shaq? When was the last time that was uttered? 7 years ago? You're stretching here.

Of course Ray Allen is #1. But do you know #s 3, 4 and 8 are?

maven
05-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Joel Anthony sucks.

Who said Chandler was prime Shaq or Dwight Howard? Prime Shaq? When was the last time that was uttered? 7 years ago? You're stretching here.

Of course Ray Allen is #1. But do you know #s 3, 4 and 8 are?

Anthony does not suck. If you are a fan of lunch pails type guys, he's it. He hustles, plays defense, block shots, rebounds, and sometimes hit a bucket or two. He has stepped his game up now. He's a true stud for the Heat. He does whatever it takes to win.

Chandler is a good player. But, he's not the type of player to change the game to heavily favor Dallas in the paint.

Peja has a beautiful stroke for the 3. He could get hot. I doubt it.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 06:18 PM
Chandler will be on Bosh on defense since Bosh would eat Dirk alive. Lets see how it goes.

Dirk v. Bosh:

http://www.nba.com/statscube/player-vs-player.html#Dirk-Nowitzki-vs-Chris-Bosh|1717,2547;season=r

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Anthony does not suck. If you are a fan of lunch pails type guys, he's it. He hustles, plays defense, block shots, rebounds, and sometimes hit a bucket or two. He has stepped his game up now. He's a true stud for the Heat. He does whatever it takes to win.

Chandler is a good player. But, he's not the type of player to change the game to heavily favor Dallas in the paint.

Peja has a beautiful stroke for the 3. He could get hot. I doubt it.

Joel Anthony sucks.

maven
05-30-2011, 06:19 PM
Does "being around" count if all you're doing is making up crazy theories about David Stern masterminding the Mavericks loss to sell more jerseys in the 'hood?

Because yeah, he'll be here I'm sure.

http://eye-on-basketball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/29422110

Nike could reportedly make an additional $4 billion in China if the Miami Heat win the NBA title. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Inkana7
05-30-2011, 06:20 PM
No, I'm pretty sure Joel Anthony sucks.

maven
05-30-2011, 06:26 PM
No, I'm pretty sure Joel Anthony sucks.

Joel Anthony sucks.

He does his job.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 06:27 PM
He does his job.

Which just so happens to be sucking on a professional level.

maven
05-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Which just so happens to be sucking on a professional level.

ROFL!

We'll see right? We will see.

maven
05-30-2011, 06:37 PM
Which just so happens to be sucking on a professional level.

It's all right. You've had a great run. Like Charger fans getting excited for the AFC Championship Game. It's cool man, but... Dirk is going to lose again. He'll be known as a choker. Kidd will go beat his wife again. And Marion, his ugly ass shot will be retired for good. Your hopes will be crushed. And you, along with Cuban, will realize you're a bunch of losers.

We already won.

Inkana7
05-30-2011, 06:56 PM
It's all right. You've had a great run. Like Charger fans getting excited for the AFC Championship Game. It's cool man, but... Dirk is going to lose again. He'll be known as a choker. Kidd will go beat his wife again. And Marion, his ugly ass shot will be retired for good. Your hopes will be crushed. And you, along with Cuban, will realize you're a bunch of losers.

We already won.

Irony: the fan of a team with LeBron James on it calling another player a choker.

SoCalBronco
05-30-2011, 07:05 PM
Here's the deal, Maven - you talk too much ****. And returning with "lol" and posting pictures of shirtless black men flexing is the stuff of Pokemon-level messageboards. You make Bob look reputable and mature. Instead of just posting little smilies and thinking your team is infallible, it's in your best interest to do a little research, know the game a little more and respect how other teams operate. This isn't NBA Jam, brah.

ROFL!

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 08:09 PM
It's all right. You've had a great run. Like Charger fans getting excited for the AFC Championship Game. It's cool man, but... Dirk is going to lose again. He'll be known as a choker. Kidd will go beat his wife again. And Marion, his ugly ass shot will be retired for good. Your hopes will be crushed. And you, along with Cuban, will realize you're a bunch of losers.

We already won.

U MAD?

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 08:16 PM
Anthony does not suck. If you are a fan of lunch pails type guys, he's it. He hustles, plays defense, block shots, rebounds, and sometimes hit a bucket or two. He has stepped his game up now. He's a true stud for the Heat. He does whatever it takes to win.

Chandler is a good player. But, he's not the type of player to change the game to heavily favor Dallas in the paint.

Peja has a beautiful stroke for the 3. He could get hot. I doubt it.

Ah, okay...

Chandler's alright ya know...not really the type to leave an effect on a game, but Joel Anthony is a stud. Ha!

Dude. You're a tool. You know nothing about the Mavericks or the Heat.

Keep postin' those homoerotic pics of LeBron James, brosephine!

maven
05-30-2011, 08:21 PM
U MAD?

We Already Won

ROFL!

maven
05-30-2011, 08:24 PM
Ah, okay...

Chandler's alright ya know...not really the type to leave an effect on a game, but Joel Anthony is a stud.


Joel Anthony has put in the blood, sweat, and tears. And you know how that is going to pay off?

CHIP

Inkana7
05-30-2011, 08:25 PM
Joel Anthony has put in the blood, sweat, and tears. And you know how that is going to pay off?

CHIP

Mostly tears, right Coach Spo?

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 08:25 PM
We Already Won

ROFL!

Third time you've posted that on the same page. Sounds like someone's mad and doesn't know where to turn. Seriously, though...U MAD?

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 08:31 PM
Joel Anthony has put in the blood, sweat, and tears. And you know how that is going to pay off?

CHIP

Its likely to pay off with foul trouble and time on the bench.

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 08:33 PM
Dirk v. Bosh:

http://www.nba.com/statscube/player-vs-player.html#Dirk-Nowitzki-vs-Chris-Bosh|1717,2547;season=r

He's not going to understand that. Ha!

maven
05-30-2011, 08:34 PM
Dallas! Remember me?

http://www.allposters.com/IMAGES/PHO/AAHD138_8x10-2006Finals-Game1ActionNo2.jpg

maven
05-30-2011, 08:42 PM
Dwade drop 43 and 42 points on the ****ty Mavs in the 2006 NBA Finals

Brought the Heat back down 0-2

Absolutely shat all over the Mavs.

MVP

maven
05-30-2011, 08:45 PM
Wade's 33.7 PER is considered the best ever finals performance since the NBA-ABA merger by Hollinger.

We Already Won

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 08:47 PM
Dwade drop 43 and 42 points on the ****ty Mavs in the 2006 NBA Finals

Brought the Heat back down 0-2

Absolutely shat all over the Mavs.

MVP

"He gets all the calls, that's what makes him special.'' - Gerald Wallace

"It's unbelievable what he gets away with.'' - Bob Hill

"I can't believe he has the audacity to complain to the refs, he should be grateful for what they've done for him in his career. He is what he is today because of them." - P.J. Brown

"You can't do nothing to D-Wade," Wallace said. "If you say boogety-boogety-boo to him, that's a foul." - Rasheed Wallace

"He travels on that spin move," Jackson said. "He picks up that pivot foot... everybody knows it. Dwayne Wade can cover so much ground when he makes that move. As you know, he can go 20 feet with that spin move and get to the basket." - Phil Jackson

maven
05-30-2011, 08:47 PM
http://www.supersportscenter.com/images/product/icon/2528.jpg

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 08:48 PM
I don't know that I've ever seen someone as mad as Maven.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 08:48 PM
Maven. Posting pictures.

maven
05-30-2011, 08:50 PM
"He gets all the calls, that's what makes him special.'' - Gerald Wallace

"It's unbelievable what he gets away with.'' - Bob Hill

"I can't believe he has the audacity to complain to the refs, he should be grateful for what they've done for him in his career. He is what he is today because of them." - P.J. Brown

"You can't do nothing to D-Wade," Wallace said. "If you say boogety-boogety-boo to him, that's a foul." - Rasheed Wallace

"He travels on that spin move," Jackson said. "He picks up that pivot foot... everybody knows it. Dwayne Wade can cover so much ground when he makes that move. As you know, he can go 20 feet with that spin move and get to the basket." - Phil Jackson

http://parentingguides.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Crying-Baby.jpg

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-30-2011, 09:03 PM
Pictures!

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 09:41 PM
I posted these on another site.

Keys to the series:


1. Offensive execution - Dallas needs to make sure to be patient in waiting to extract the best shot out of the defense that they can, and need to convert their field goals at a decent percentage. In the season series, Dallas shot above their average FG% against Miami and held Miami to nearly 8% below their season average. Dallas also shot 3% points better than their average from 3-point range against Miami, shooting 39.5%.

It should be noted that Dallas was efficient on offense while both Terry and Nowitzki performed below their season average FG%. Thats good news for Dallas.

2. Rebounding - Miami does not play a center. This could be the area of the game where Dallas establishes themselves as the dominant team. Even with Miami playing centers earlier in the season, Dallas rebounded more than 10% above its season average against them. Miami rebounded worse against Dallas than their season average. Miami's post group of Bosh, Haslem, and Anthony just do not match up very well in the rebounding game with Chandler, Nowitzki, Marion, and Haywood. Dallas has a considerable size advantage and lacks nothing in toughness or energy. Dallas also has good rebounding guards.

3. Bench Play - This is another area where Dallas potentially has a major advantage. If Dallas is able to get consistent scoring from their bench, they will have the luxury of getting Kidd and Dirk enough rest for the stretch runs while Miami is forced to keep two of James, Wade, and Bosh on the floor. That could be a huge advantage for Dallas in the late fourth quarter.

epicSocialism4tw
05-30-2011, 10:43 PM
The Heat are scurr'd of JJ Barea.

It looks like LeBarn James will be guarding him tomorrow! Ha!

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 12:41 AM
The City of Miami is getting prepared for the Finals:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/30/2241990/police-gunmen-open-fire-on-south.html

El Guapo
05-31-2011, 01:43 AM
Dallas! Remember me?

http://www.allposters.com/IMAGES/PHO/AAHD138_8x10-2006Finals-Game1ActionNo2.jpg

Dallas remembers these guys (http://bostonsbettah.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/three-officials.jpg), not Wade.

ZONA
05-31-2011, 02:23 AM
Well we can all throw out our opinions on why we think a particular team will win and there are cases to be made both ways.

The Heat feel like they are finally gelling at the right moment and possibly destined to win it all. Possibly, the humiliation of not winning it all after the offseason moves is stronger then the pressure to win it all, if that makes sense.

The Mavs are deep and also playing their best ball. Sweeping the champs (which is no easy task, trust me) has given them huge confidence. You can't under estimate the revenge factor, it's a huge chip on their shoulder.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-31-2011, 03:27 AM
The Heat are scurr'd of JJ Barea.

It looks like LeBarn James will be guarding him tomorrow! Ha!

I will laugh my ass off if Barea blows past James at any point during this series for a layup.

If King James is the monarch he is intended to be it should NEVER happen. Not ONCE. It should be IMPOSSIBLE.

Requiem
05-31-2011, 03:41 AM
James is probably going to get two triple doubles this series. Boss hoggin.

Man-Goblin
05-31-2011, 06:06 AM
http://www.supersportscenter.com/images/product/icon/2528.jpg

Damn. He sure looked different before all those PEDs.

vancejohnson82
05-31-2011, 07:26 AM
"He gets all the calls, that's what makes him special.'' - Gerald Wallace

"It's unbelievable what he gets away with.'' - Bob Hill

"I can't believe he has the audacity to complain to the refs, he should be grateful for what they've done for him in his career. He is what he is today because of them." - P.J. Brown

"You can't do nothing to D-Wade," Wallace said. "If you say boogety-boogety-boo to him, that's a foul." - Rasheed Wallace

"He travels on that spin move," Jackson said. "He picks up that pivot foot... everybody knows it. Dwayne Wade can cover so much ground when he makes that move. As you know, he can go 20 feet with that spin move and get to the basket." - Phil Jackson

hahaha....you just quoted Rasheed Wallace, PJ Brown and Gerald Wallace. Three of the biggest crybabies in the NBA

he did get away with a lot in that Finals series....but to quote these guys is not a good look

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 08:24 AM
hahaha....you just quoted Rasheed Wallace, PJ Brown and Gerald Wallace. Three of the biggest crybabies in the NBA

he did get away with a lot in that Finals series....but to quote these guys is not a good look

Other NBA players have much more cred on the subject than maven.

Requiem
05-31-2011, 08:27 AM
Doesn't dismiss the fact that they are whiny bitches.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 08:29 AM
Doesn't dismiss the fact that they are whiny b****es.

Again, these are NBA players. I'll take their word over yours.

vancejohnson82
05-31-2011, 08:30 AM
Other NBA players have much more cred on the subject than maven.

Very true...and I think anyone would attest to the fact that Wade was getting a few gifts in that Finals. Towards the end he was pretty much just putting his head down, getting to the basket and tossing the ball at the rim

However, using PJ Brown, and the two Wallaces as references is like having Rae Carruth, Mo Clarrett and Plaxico Burress take the defense stand for you

Requiem
05-31-2011, 08:37 AM
Again, these are NBA players. I'll take their word over yours.

You'd eat a turd from Dirk's ass if you had the opportunity.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 09:13 AM
Damn. He sure looked different before all those PEDs.

Don't forget the scorching case of herpes, too.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 09:14 AM
Don't forget the scorching case of herpes, too.

He calls that his "inner fire".

TonyR
05-31-2011, 09:17 AM
...he did get away with a lot in that Finals series...

Agree, but the same can be said about a lot of great players over the years. Either way, it's good to see the Heat haters are lining up their excuses should the Heat win the series.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 09:21 AM
Agree, but the same can be said about a lot of great players over the years. Either way, it's good to see the Heat haters are lining up their excuses should the Heat win the series.

The Heat should have no excuses.

They are playing a team of one superstar and several elderly role players.

If the Heat lose this series, they have some problems.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 09:25 AM
Agree, but the same can be said about a lot of great players over the years. Either way, it's good to see the Heat haters are lining up their excuses should the Heat win the series.

If the Heat win the series it's because they played better on the court, where it matters. No excuses needed unless it turns into another lopsided officiating debacle. But I don't see that happening again.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 09:26 AM
What's with everyone being so butthurt about people hating the Heat? "Heat haters" has been thrown around so much these last few weeks. People don't like those assholes. Move on.

TonyR
05-31-2011, 09:29 AM
The Heat should have no excuses.

They are playing a team of one superstar and several elderly role players.

If the Heat lose this series, they have some problems.

LOL You're hilarious. In most posts you're busy arguing how superior the Mavs are in almost every way. Then, when it better fits your argument, the Heat are better. Which is it?

And why would the Heat "have some problems" if they lose this series? Every year somebody loses in the finals. Will Dallas "have some problems" if they lose? Fact is the Heat do have problems, like every team. They have very little bench and depth. They have very limited talent behind the big three. So if Dallas beats them it won't be as big of a surprise as you're making it out to be here. Dallas has better depth and role players.

maven
05-31-2011, 09:55 AM
The City of Miami is getting prepared for the Finals:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/30/2241990/police-gunmen-open-fire-on-south.html

That is the City of Miami Beach

maven
05-31-2011, 09:56 AM
James is probably going to get two triple doubles this series. Boss hoggin.

Wouldn't surprise me.

Tombstone RJ
05-31-2011, 09:58 AM
I'll be rooting for the Mavs. I don't like Mark Cuban, he's a baffoon, but I'd rather his team takes the title than the hype machine in Miami..

maven
05-31-2011, 10:02 AM
Don't forget the scorching case of herpes, too.

The great Dirk was boning this ugly ass broad.

http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/crystal-taylor-mug-shot.jpg

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/854/585/cristal-taylor-crystal-taylor-picture1_display_image.jpg?1302620433

Hilarious!

maven
05-31-2011, 10:05 AM
I will laugh my ass off if Barea blows past James at any point during this series for a layup.

If King James is the monarch he is intended to be it should NEVER happen. Not ONCE. It should be IMPOSSIBLE.

The Heat are scurr'd of JJ Barea.

It looks like LeBarn James will be guarding him tomorrow! Ha!

JJ plays what? 20 minutes a game? It wouldn't surprise me if LBJ guards him for some possessions.

maven
05-31-2011, 10:18 AM
I'll be rooting for the Mavs. I don't like Mark Cuban, he's a baffoon, but I'd rather his team takes the title than the hype machine in Miami..

Yes, you are pulling for the Mavs. We get it.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 10:20 AM
The great Dirk was boning this ugly ass broad.

http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/crystal-taylor-mug-shot.jpg

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/854/585/cristal-taylor-crystal-taylor-picture1_display_image.jpg?1302620433

Hilarious!

And now he's bagging this:

http://www.nba-lover.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/dirk-nowitzki-new-girlfriend-300x239.jpg

While Dirk has moved on and upgraded, those herpes aren't going away for Wade.

maven
05-31-2011, 10:23 AM
The Heat feel like they are finally gelling at the right moment and possibly destined to win it all. Possibly, the humiliation of not winning it all after the offseason moves is stronger then the pressure to win it all, if that makes sense.


The Heat jelled back in mid-March. While people think they have been on a role lately. This happened way before the playoffs started. The Heat are on a mission to achieve the CHIP. Nobody is stopping them.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 10:32 AM
@HPBasketball: Heat fans update. OUT IN FORCE. Tons of them downtown. Car flags, the works. lost count after 35.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 10:35 AM
15% off shirt orders at www.dirkshirt.com with code 'GAC1033' today.

I'm rocking the "Big Nowitzki" one myself.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 10:56 AM
15% off shirt orders at www.dirkshirt.com with code 'GAC1033' today.

I'm rocking the "Big Nowitzki" one myself.

There's some funny stuff there!

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 10:58 AM
LOL You're hilarious. In most posts you're busy arguing how superior the Mavs are in almost every way. Then, when it better fits your argument, the Heat are better. Which is it?

And why would the Heat "have some problems" if they lose this series? Every year somebody loses in the finals. Will Dallas "have some problems" if they lose? Fact is the Heat do have problems, like every team. They have very little bench and depth. They have very limited talent behind the big three. So if Dallas beats them it won't be as big of a surprise as you're making it out to be here. Dallas has better depth and role players.

Don't be so sensitive, Nancy.

Chris
05-31-2011, 10:58 AM
Let's be real Dirk looks like a viking troll. These women are ok for him.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 11:02 AM
Let's be real Dirk looks like a viking troll. These women are ok for him.

LOL

Karenin
05-31-2011, 11:50 AM
@HPBasketball: Heat fans update. OUT IN FORCE. Tons of them downtown. Car flags, the works. lost count after 35.

35? They must've counted some of them twice.

maven
05-31-2011, 11:52 AM
35? They must've counted some of them twice.

Who do you want to see win The Finals?

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 11:58 AM
Who do you want to see win The Finals?

Dude. Are you serious with that avatar of yours?

That's the most pathetic thing I have ever seen! Hilarious!

LeBron James on a throne with photoshopped lions?

Rad.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 12:13 PM
I. AM. SO. TIRED. OF. READING. FINALS. PREVIEWS.

DBroncos4life
05-31-2011, 12:15 PM
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Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 12:36 PM
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Me and my buddies Cubes and Jerrah. Go Mavs.

maven
05-31-2011, 01:08 PM
Miami Heat has 2.9 million fans on facebook

Dallas Mavericks have only 650K

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?40,file=21449,filename=pwned.jpg

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 01:17 PM
Miami Heat has 2.9 million fans on facebook

Dallas Mavericks have only 650K



If you needed evidence of how old Maven may be, look no further.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 01:49 PM
Hey Maven, who has more friends on Myspace?

vancejohnson82
05-31-2011, 02:15 PM
Hey Maven, who has more friends on Myspace?

how about Friendster

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 02:16 PM
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Me and my buddies Cubes and Jerrah. Go Mavs.

I'll kick your butt on a trap kit. ;)

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 02:17 PM
I'll kick your butt on a trap kit. ;)

Probably. I don't play set worth a lick.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 02:19 PM
Probably. I don't play set worth a lick.

Paradiddle diddle.

Hey, it must have been cool to see yourself 6 bazillion leagues tall on the Jerryscreen.

El Guapo
05-31-2011, 02:21 PM
Miami Heat has 2.9 million fans on facebook

Dallas Mavericks have only 650K



There it is folks, no need to hold the finals. Facebook is the ultimate decision maker here. Obviously.

ZONA
05-31-2011, 02:24 PM
There it is folks, no need to hold the finals. Facebook is the ultimate decision maker here. Obviously.

I hear ya. I hate facebook and twitter so in my eyes, the Mavs own the Heat because I think the more fans you have from those sites means you suck more.....hahahaha.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 02:29 PM
Paradiddle diddle.

Hey, it must have been cool to see yourself 6 bazillion leagues tall on the Jerryscreen.

It was pretty cool. The chipmunk cheeks don't play well though. I did get to meet Biz Markie. That was sweet.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 02:29 PM
It was pretty cool. The chipmunk cheeks don't play well though. I did get to meet Biz Markie. That was sweet.

Did he drool on you?

Chris
05-31-2011, 02:38 PM
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Me and my buddies Cubes and Jerrah. Go Mavs.

Which one are you? Are you goggles man?

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 02:40 PM
Which one are you? Are you goggles man?

I'm "mouth agape" guy on the left.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 02:42 PM
I'm "mouth agape" guy on the left.

http://i54.tinypic.com/lv5lw.jpg

I loved you in that show on the science channel. ;)

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 02:42 PM
Did he drool on you?

He seemed...uh...let's say, mentally challenged?

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 02:48 PM
He seemed...uh...let's say, mentally challenged?

http://theshoegame.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/biz-markie-pro-keds-sneakers-150x150.jpg

http://www.musicismysanctuary.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/bizmarkie.jpg

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 02:51 PM
I told him my kid really liked him on 'Yo Gabba Gabba' and he looked at me like there was a butter knife flying at his head in slow-motion from a mile away.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 02:54 PM
I told him my kid really liked him on 'Yo Gabba Gabba' and he looked at me like there was a butter knife flying at his head in slow-motion from a mile away.

That's when you reach out and give a nipple twist. It resets the brain.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 03:13 PM
@DarrenRovell: 3 hours until NBA Finals tip & there are 800 tix on @StubHub still available to Game 1 in Miami. That's unbelievable.

Karenin
05-31-2011, 03:26 PM
Who do you want to see win The Finals?

Really, it's a win/win. If the Heat win, epic4thewin or whatever his name is will disappear for like 2 years and if the Mavs win, you'll probably disappear forever.

DemonEagles
05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
I hope Dallas wins. Dirk Reminds me of a poor mans rik smits

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
@DarrenRovell: 3 hours until NBA Finals tip & there are 800 tix on @StubHub still available to Game 1 in Miami. That's unbelievable.

:yayaya:

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 03:32 PM
I hope Dallas wins. Dirk Reminds me of a poor mans rik smits

If he keeps working at it, he can get to Uwe Blab's level.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 03:33 PM
Help me out here: I'll have a pair in section 306 for Tuesday's Game 4 in Dallas. Do I just GIVE them to my wife or a friend? These things are like gold right now.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 03:37 PM
Help me out here: I'll have a pair in section 306 for Tuesday's Game 4 in Dallas. Do I just GIVE them to my wife or a friend? These things are like gold right now.

Sell 'em. You can get 10x face value. Make 250 on each and spend it on a couple of plane tickets to California for a weekend.

My girlfriend and I tried to get some at 10 am on Saturday...it must have sold out in 30 seconds.

SonOfLe-loLang
05-31-2011, 03:46 PM
:yayaya:

Thats really the shame in all this. Theres this great basketball being played in a complete non sports town.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 03:51 PM
Thats really the shame in all this. Theres this great basketball being played in a complete non sports town.

Honestly, though...would you waste 3 hours in an arena when you could be in the Keys?

SonOfLe-loLang
05-31-2011, 04:14 PM
Honestly, though...would you waste 3 hours in an arena when you could be in the Keys?

for the finals? Sure! Florida is a miserable hot and humid place:)

maven
05-31-2011, 04:23 PM
@DarrenRovell: 3 hours until NBA Finals tip & there are 800 tix on @StubHub still available to Game 1 in Miami. That's unbelievable.

Thats really the shame in all this. Theres this great basketball being played in a complete non sports town.

:yayaya:

The game is sold out. That is the resellers market. Down to 131 tickets left.

Looks like we have some chimps, morons, and gullible people in this thread.

:devil:

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 04:25 PM
The game is sold out. That is the resellers market. Down to 131 tickets left.

Looks like we have some chimps, morons, and gullible people in this thread.

:devil:

Only 131 tickets left an hour and 30 minutes before the game. Hilarious!

For NBA Finals Game 1. Hilarious!

maven
05-31-2011, 04:27 PM
THE NBA FINALS IS NEAR

http://static.flickr.com/30/97576807_b11e201ab9.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 04:28 PM
for the finals? Sure! Florida is a miserable hot and humid place:)

Not when you're flexing your chiseled abs (like myself ;)) on white sand and diving with manatees.

maven
05-31-2011, 04:28 PM
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maven
05-31-2011, 04:29 PM
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maven
05-31-2011, 04:30 PM
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maven
05-31-2011, 04:35 PM
I'll have my predictions on who wins this series soon.

24champ
05-31-2011, 05:08 PM
http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/m/miami_heat_dancer-9894.jpg

More Heat Dancers, less Lebum pics.

maven
05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
Time to get ready and go.

Miami Heat in 5

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 05:32 PM
Maven, do you know if you had the chance to meet LeBron that he wouldn't give two ****s about you?

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 05:32 PM
Tough matchup. Going Mavs in 7. Dirk buzzer beater over LeBron.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 05:34 PM
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epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 05:39 PM
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epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 05:40 PM
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Bob's your Information Minister
05-31-2011, 05:49 PM
**** yes.

http://dirkswish.bigcartel.com/

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maven
05-31-2011, 05:56 PM
Only 131 tickets left an hour and 30 minutes before the game. Hilarious!

For NBA Finals Game 1. Hilarious!

23 tickets left. Jordan wore #23. James use to wear 23. Jordan won 6 championships. LeBron wears #6.

I have changed my prediction.

Heat in 6.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 05:56 PM
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Soul-Bronco
05-31-2011, 05:57 PM
Its gonna be tough, but i believe miami's defense and overall talent is going to beat the mavs.

GO HEAT!!!

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 05:57 PM
Dirk completely ignored his introduction to shoot a couple more jumpers.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-31-2011, 05:58 PM
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oubronco
05-31-2011, 06:18 PM
http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/m/miami_heat_dancer-9894.jpg

Now this is a scene I could get behind

Garcia Bronco
05-31-2011, 06:56 PM
Grant Hill is gay.

Man-Goblin
05-31-2011, 07:00 PM
Where are Franklin and Bash?

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 07:15 PM
Where are Franklin and Bash?

Wha?

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 07:27 PM
Slooooooooooooooppy.

maven
05-31-2011, 08:42 PM
1 down, 3 to go...

Missouribronc
05-31-2011, 08:43 PM
Post more homoerotic photos!!!

Soul-Bronco
05-31-2011, 08:45 PM
:strong:LETS GO HEAT ! LETS GO HEAT

Soul-Bronco
05-31-2011, 08:50 PM
Miami's D holds dallas to a 37% shooting percentage, lowest of the playoffs !

maven
05-31-2011, 08:51 PM
Miami's D holds dallas to a 37% shooting percentage, lowest of the playoffs !

You wanna know why??????? Because! The Heat ARE.....

maven
05-31-2011, 08:52 PM
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maven
05-31-2011, 08:53 PM
Post more homoerotic photos!!!

ROFL!

maven
05-31-2011, 08:56 PM
How in the **** did the Mavericks make The Finals?

Bob's your Information Minister
05-31-2011, 08:58 PM
Dirk was very, very average.

James and Wade were special.

End of story.

maven
05-31-2011, 08:59 PM
You gotta bring your A game Dallas. This ain't the ****ty old Lakers or the youngins in Oklahoma City.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 09:06 PM
Dallas: Bench was a disappointment. Lots of good looks missed, especially for Barea. Peja has no business out there if he's not able to knock down shots; his defense obviously isn't his strong suit. All of Mavs 2nd half bench points came from Brendan Haywood FTs. It was that bad. Haywood played fewer minutes than Chandler but beat him in the rebounds department. Good to see the Mavs get the FT edge, but missed shots from the field take away any advantage. Miami defense was strong and got to them, but I felt they missed a number of good looks. Coaches will need to draw up better spots for Dirk. All eyes are on Dirk, defensively, when he's holding the ball. Need to get him in motion, high-post-down. Corner 3s versus zone hurt in the first half. Could obviously do without that. Offensive, and overall, rebounding killed them. Just need to get one on the road to keep edge in series. Clean up the slop and try again Thursday night. Turnovers were a huge factor, something that's plagued them in the second half of the season, often led to losses such as this one. Jason Terry has been awful for about 5 straight games now. I felt that, overall, this can be pinned on the 10 additional offensive boards for the Heat. Not just the boards, but what they stemmed from and what they created - slower effort, missed rebound, extra opportunities for the opponent. Typically, 11 turnovers would be great, but not in key moments of the game (hear me, Terry?)

Miami: Great rebounding, strong work on closing out on shooters. Harassment on the defensive end. Sometimes too aggressive, but athleticism makes up when rotations are missed or assignments are blown. 6-9 on 3s from Wade/LeBron is above their average, but they were huge shots and were at opportune times. Chalmers biggest off the bench, especially when couched in corner versus zone. Mike Bibby and Joel Anthony are terrible but no need to change if starting lineup continues to win out +/- versus Mavs.

The TV crew - I don't even know what to say. I turned on music and headphones to watch the 2nd half. Even someone watching from a non-biased viewpoint should be appalled by these guys. I'm not saying they have to slurp on the Mavs' nuts, but Jeff Van Gundy is openly auditioning to be the next HC of the Heat.

Just one game. The opportunities were there for the Mavs. Fundamentals - rebounding, boxing out your man, taking advantage of the easy looks.

RhymesayersDU
05-31-2011, 09:07 PM
First quarter was brutal, but after that nice start to the Finals.

RhymesayersDU
05-31-2011, 09:08 PM
The TV crew - I don't even know what to say. I turned on music and headphones to watch the 2nd half. Even someone watching from a non-biased viewpoint should be appalled by these guys. I'm not saying they have to slurp on the Mavs' nuts, but Jeff Van Gundy is openly auditioning to be the next HC of the Heat.

You know, I'm rarely one of the guys who hammers the TV crews... But I want to personally strangle Mark Jackson. I legitimately want to punch him in the face. Holy hell that guy irritates the crap out of me.

maven
05-31-2011, 09:25 PM
You know, I'm rarely one of the guys who hammers the TV crews... But I want to personally strangle Mark Jackson. I legitimately want to punch him in the face. Holy hell that guy irritates the crap out of me.


The TV crew - I don't even know what to say. I turned on music and headphones to watch the 2nd half. Even someone watching from a non-biased viewpoint should be appalled by these guys. I'm not saying they have to slurp on the Mavs' nuts, but Jeff Van Gundy is openly auditioning to be the next HC of the Heat.


They were ****ing horrible! Mark, JVG, and Mike should stick their cocks in each others mouths and shut the **** up..

And that white T-mobile rapper should be kicked in the nuts.

maven
05-31-2011, 09:35 PM
Kidd 3-8
Terry 3-10
Peja 0-3
Barea 1-8

Not going to win shooting like that.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 09:36 PM
Kidd 3-8
Terry 3-10
Peja 0-3
Barea 1-8

Not going to win shooting like that.

I said that already, Maven. Try to keep up.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 09:39 PM
You know, I'm rarely one of the guys who hammers the TV crews... But I want to personally strangle Mark Jackson. I legitimately want to punch him in the face. Holy hell that guy irritates the crap out of me.

I keep waiting for the green slime to fall from the sky on he and Van Gundy.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 09:40 PM
Dallas: Bench was a disappointment. Lots of good looks missed, especially for Barea. Peja has no business out there if he's not able to knock down shots; his defense obviously isn't his strong suit. All of Mavs 2nd half bench points came from Brendan Haywood FTs. It was that bad. Haywood played fewer minutes than Chandler but beat him in the rebounds department. Good to see the Mavs get the FT edge, but missed shots from the field take away any advantage. Miami defense was strong and got to them, but I felt they missed a number of good looks. Coaches will need to draw up better spots for Dirk. All eyes are on Dirk, defensively, when he's holding the ball. Need to get him in motion, high-post-down. Corner 3s versus zone hurt in the first half. Could obviously do without that. Offensive, and overall, rebounding killed them. Just need to get one on the road to keep edge in series. Clean up the slop and try again Thursday night. Turnovers were a huge factor, something that's plagued them in the second half of the season, often led to losses such as this one. Jason Terry has been awful for about 5 straight games now. I felt that, overall, this can be pinned on the 10 additional offensive boards for the Heat. Not just the boards, but what they stemmed from and what they created - slower effort, missed rebound, extra opportunities for the opponent. Typically, 11 turnovers would be great, but not in key moments of the game (hear me, Terry?)

Miami: Great rebounding, strong work on closing out on shooters. Harassment on the defensive end. Sometimes too aggressive, but athleticism makes up when rotations are missed or assignments are blown. 6-9 on 3s from Wade/LeBron is above their average, but they were huge shots and were at opportune times. Chalmers biggest off the bench, especially when couched in corner versus zone. Mike Bibby and Joel Anthony are terrible but no need to change if starting lineup continues to win out +/- versus Mavs.

The TV crew - I don't even know what to say. I turned on music and headphones to watch the 2nd half. Even someone watching from a non-biased viewpoint should be appalled by these guys. I'm not saying they have to slurp on the Mavs' nuts, but Jeff Van Gundy is openly auditioning to be the next HC of the Heat.

Just one game. The opportunities were there for the Mavs. Fundamentals - rebounding, boxing out your man, taking advantage of the easy looks.

Nailed it.

On to the next one.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-31-2011, 09:41 PM
A lot of those looks were good, open looks. Stojakovic looked tentative. Kidd - those numbers are about right for him. Barea is an aberration with 1-8. And Terry - that's the Terry I've been seeing for a couple weeks now. He was playing very much within himself at the beginning of the playoffs but he's regressed since then and can't seem to hit ****.

epicSocialism4tw
05-31-2011, 09:45 PM
A lot of those looks were good, open looks. Stojakovic looked tentative. Kidd - those numbers are about right for him. Barea is an aberration with 1-8. And Terry - that's the Terry I've been seeing for a couple weeks now. He was playing very much within himself at the beginning of the playoffs but he's regressed since then and can't seem to hit ****.

Dirk and Marion were the only guys to show up for Dallas.

Its not like there weren't opportunities. The Mavs just couldn't make the most of them. Too many missed shots.

maven
05-31-2011, 09:45 PM
I said that already, Maven. Try to keep up.

Problem is , Miami missed a bunch of open shots too. If our bench shows up every game, this series is a sweep and there's no correction the Mavericks can do.