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SonOfLe-loLang
06-07-2011, 10:44 PM
I can't figure out how anyone can say that LeBarn James is anywhere as good as Michael Jordan.

He's not even as good as Wade or Nowitzki.

If you judge by the last 3 games, i agree. If you judge by the last 4 years, youre nuts.

TDmvp
06-07-2011, 10:44 PM
Look at this b****.

http://i54.tinypic.com/219xycx.jpg

that's just insane...

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-07-2011, 10:45 PM
I can't figure out how anyone can say that LeBarn James is anywhere as good as Michael Jordan.

He's not even as good as Wade or Nowitzki.

http://swagsyndicate.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/the-forest-lab-only-kings-have-rings-tee-2.jpg

DBroncos4life
06-07-2011, 10:48 PM
Dirk has 44 4th quarter points to King James 9. Bryant and MJ would never have just 9 points in the 4th after 4 games.

epicSocialism4tw
06-07-2011, 10:50 PM
If you judge by the last 3 games, i agree. If you judge by the last 4 years, youre nuts.

Sorry, but I watched every televised game of Jordan's career.

What made Jordan great wast that he was the best pressure player in the history of the game.

LeBron James is not a player who is consistently on in the pressure situations. He's just not.

James isn't the scorer that Jordan was. He's not even close.

If you want to know the closest player to James...its Dominique Wilkins with a splash of Magic Johnson in the body of Charles Oakley. Not the clutch play of Magic, but a little of the passing game.

LeBarn is unique. He's his own player. Like with Dirk. But LeBarn is not anywhere near the level of Michael Jordan right now and never has been. Period.

vancejohnson82
06-07-2011, 11:13 PM
Dirk has 44 4th quarter points to King James 9. Bryant and MJ would never have just 9 points in the 4th after 4 games.

no, Kobe would have been gone in the 2nd round after 4 games

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-07-2011, 11:15 PM
no, Kobe would have been gone in the 2nd round after 4 games

Your boy would have sat out the second round with Kobe's ankle injury.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-07-2011, 11:16 PM
Kobe was pathetic in the 4th quarter against Dallas, too.

Dirk is clutch king.

vancejohnson82
06-07-2011, 11:17 PM
Your boy would have sat out the second round with Kobe's ankle injury.

He's not my boy and this isn't my team

It's funny though how you can talk about Jordan and Kobe in the same breath after Kobe got blown out in an elimination game. That was a complete quit job

Kobe doesnt deserve to be in the sentence

epicSocialism4tw
06-07-2011, 11:21 PM
He's not my boy and this isn't my team

It's funny though how you can talk about Jordan and Kobe in the same breath after Kobe got blown out in an elimination game. That was a complete quit job

Kobe doesnt deserve to be in the sentence

There will never be another Jordan. Ever.

Not just because he was the best scorer in the history of the game, but because he built the NBA into what it is today. Thats why Magic and Bird deserve special recognition as well. Those three guys basically brought the NBA from the fringe into the spot behind the NFL.

That will never happen again. The NBA will never unseat the NFL, and thats the only level that anyone else could push it to.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-07-2011, 11:31 PM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/shinobi155/sickdirk.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
06-07-2011, 11:36 PM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/shinobi155/sickdirk.jpg

You forgot to put the splint on his torn middle finger.

myMind
06-07-2011, 11:40 PM
You forgot to put the splint on his torn middle finger.

The splint would be on his left hand.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-07-2011, 11:45 PM
It's funny though how you can talk about Jordan and Kobe in the same breath after Kobe got blown out in an elimination game. That was a complete quit job


You don't seem to get the obvious: Name just about any other NBA star, and he wouldn't have even suited up with Kobe's ankle injury.

epicSocialism4tw
06-07-2011, 11:52 PM
The splint would be on his left hand.

Yeah, I just added that comment as a reminder, but you certainly are correct. ;)

Bob's your Information Minister
06-07-2011, 11:53 PM
first time since Jan. 5, 2007 that LeBron James was held below double-digits.

epicSocialism4tw
06-07-2011, 11:53 PM
You don't seem to get the obvious: Name just about any other NBA star, and he wouldn't have even suited up with Kobe's ankle injury.

Dirk Nowitzki would have, and has. His ankle was destroyed when he averaged like 30 and 11 against the Nuggets a few years back.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-07-2011, 11:54 PM
Kobe was pathetic in the 4th quarter against Dallas, too.

Dirk is clutch king.

ROFL!

Based on one series?

GTFO.

epicSocialism4tw
06-07-2011, 11:57 PM
first time since Jan. 5, 2007 that LeBron James was held below double-digits.

Deshawn Stevenson finally got his against James. Stevenson outscored James tonight. As did Marion.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-07-2011, 11:58 PM
Dirk Nowitzki would have, and has. His ankle was destroyed when he averaged like 30 and 11 against the Nuggets a few years back.

The point is that it's ridiculous to claim that Kobe "quit" when, in fact, he was hobbled for most of the playoffs, and wasn't getting much help from his team mates.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-07-2011, 11:59 PM
ROFL!

Based on one series?

GTFO.

Based on the entire playoffs, actually.

Dirk is the most clutch player in this postseason.

epicSocialism4tw
06-08-2011, 12:00 AM
Based on one series?

GTFO.

Dirk has played like this for the better part of 13 years, man. You just saw it for the first time this year because its the first time your Lakers played Dallas in the playoffs.

http://juweonnago.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/dirk.jpg

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L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-08-2011, 12:04 AM
Based on the entire playoffs, actually.

Dirk is the most clutch player in this postseason.

Well, at least you qualified your statement with "in this postseason."

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-08-2011, 12:08 AM
Dirk has played like this for the better part of 13 years, man. You just saw it for the first time this year because its the first time your Lakers played Dallas in the playoffs.


He's a great player, but to proclaim him the "clutch king" is probably going a little too far.

As for the WCSF, Dallas caught a break insofar as they ran into a Lakers team whose best player was hobbled (and a team that was pretty much gassed after three finals appearances in as many years.)

24champ
06-08-2011, 12:13 AM
As for the WCSF, Dallas caught a break insofar as they ran into a Lakers team whose best player was hobbled (and a team that was pretty much gassed after three finals appearances in as many years.)

Did you catch that Cleamons article that came out last week? Mike Brown has a lot of work ahead of him.

epicSocialism4tw
06-08-2011, 12:13 AM
He's a great player, but to proclaim him the "clutch king" is probably going a little too far.

As for the WCSF, Dallas caught a break insofar as they ran into a Lakers team whose best player was hobbled (and a team that was pretty much gassed after three finals appearances in as many years.)

Dirk is the best clutch player in the league right now. Its hard to argue otherwise.

Year in and year out, Dirk tops the clutch statistics in the league. He's always top 5. Imagine Dirk playing with Gasol, Bynum, Odom, and Artest. This Miami team would be swept out the door. I'm not taking anything away from Bryant, but Bryant hasn't been able to perform at Dirk's level with as little help as Dirk usually has.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-08-2011, 12:23 AM
Dirk is the best clutch player in the league right now. Its hard to argue otherwise.

"Right now" is probably fair, but not for his career (compared to Kobe.)

Imagine Dirk playing with Gasol, Bynum, Odom, and Artest. This Miami team would be swept out the door.

Not with this year's Gasol, Bynum. Odom, and Artest.

Those guys were pretty much out of gas by the time the playoffs started.



I'm not taking anything away from Bryant, but Bryant hasn't been able to perform at Dirk's level with as little help as Dirk usually has.

You can't be serious. Ha!

Does the number '81' ring a bell?

(Or any number of games with Kobe scoring ~60 while surrounded by scrubs like Smush Parker and Kwame Brown.)

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-08-2011, 12:28 AM
Imagine Dirk playing with Gasol, Bynum, Odom, and Artest. This Miami team would be swept out the door.

But the guys who are playing with Dirk now just swept the guys you mentioned out the door.

Are you saying you would rather have the same guys you just swept in the WCSH than your current squad?

epicSocialism4tw
06-08-2011, 12:35 AM
But the guys who are playing with Dirk now just swept the guys you mentioned out the door.

Are you saying you would rather have the same guys you just swept in the WCSH than your current squad?

Yes. No doubt. LA is a much better group of talent than Dallas is.

Dirk with a combo of interior players, and an athletic scorer/rebounder/defender like Odom would be able to just pitch the ball inside off the double team. It would be devastating.

My ears perked up when I heard that Dwight Howard was interested in Dallas, because Dirk with an inside scorer/defender/rebounder would be an unstoppable combo.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 12:40 AM
maven, FU

http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2011/06/05/18/17/5MBC.St.58.jpg

DBroncos4life
06-08-2011, 12:55 AM
no, Kobe would have been gone in the 2nd round after 4 games

I'm a Cavs fan so I don't give a rats ass. I'm wise enough to understand that Bryant has been damn good in the playoffs most years and I hate the guy.

Requiem
06-08-2011, 01:36 AM
Dirk's so clutch that in 11 straight years of playoff appearances, they have 0 titles.

OrangeCrush2724
06-08-2011, 03:19 AM
If you judge by the last 3 games, i agree. If you judge by the last 4 years, youre nuts.

I agree. If James' play wasn't there in the Chicago or Boston series Miami is a second round exit. It's funny how people soon forget.

The comparison of Dirk to Bryant is laughable.

Good win by the mavs. They played hard and their defense clamped down late and made it difficult for the Heat. Next game is a must win for the Mavs.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 03:50 AM
LOL. Couple of arrogant jackasses.

http://mavsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/06/peppard-lebron-and-d-wade-vont-to-be-alo.html

Peppard: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, protected by bodyguards, dine in uptown

And there came into Uptown two basketball stars who did not know Uncle John. Their names: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

John Giglio, or Uncle John to the cognoscente, is one of the most familiar faces on the local restaurant scene and one of the nicest guys around.

On Monday afternoon, the two Miami Heat stars showed up at 5 p.m. at Coal Vines, the pizzeria owned by Nick & Sam's partner Joe Palladino. "My Uncle John went over to their table to make sure everything was OK," says Joe. But Uncle John found out that LeBron and D-Wade were not alone.

"Two bodyguards popped up from another table," says Joe. "They told him that they don't want to be bothered."

Oh...so it's like that?

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 04:04 AM
Rick is a genius. A GENIUS I SAY!

http://espn.go.com/blog/TrueHoop/post/_/id/29983/carlisles-moves-give-mavs-game-4-edge


Carlisle's moves give Mavs Game 4 edge
By John Hollinger


DALLAS -- Rick Carlisle said the players win the game, and in the big picture he’s right about that.

But in a series of razor-thin margins between the players on the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks, the slightest of adjustments can have an outsized impact. Three straight final-possession games have the Mavs and Heat justifiably tied at two apiece, and Tuesday it was the subtle adjustments Dallas’ coach made before and during the game that swung it.

We talked about Dallas’ superior depth heading into the series, but look at the box score and you’ll realize the Mavs were using a tighter rotation than Miami's. Carlisle made a fairly complex series of adjustments that involved changing his starting backcourt so that he could entirely reupholster his forward rotation, and then threw a few more wrinkles into his special fourth-quarter sauce as the Mavs once again rallied late.

Ultimately, he was using a 7.5-man rotation, with Brian Cardinal as the 0.5 with “remove only in case of emergency” tattooed on his warm-ups. Dallas’ bench only played 71 total minutes, barely more than the 67 from Miami; only six Mavericks scored.

And Carlisle made it work.

He made it work first by bringing DeShawn Stevenson off the bench and starting J.J. Barea at point guard. After a series of bad starts by Dallas’ starting lineup, Barea’s ball pressure and penetration got Dallas into a better offensive flow early in the game. After constantly finding themselves digging holes early in each half, the Dallas starting five was a +1 on Tuesday.

Starting Barea rather than Jason Terry kept Terry in his accustomed bench role (although it still limits his minutes -- he played 35 while the other prominent players on both sides played at least 39), and Carlisle pointed out it’s something Barea has done before. He started 16 consecutive games in the middle of the regular season.

“He gives us a different dimension to our team,” Carlisle said. “I thought he did a good job. His stats don’t look great, but his penetration helped us and his ball pressure helped us.”

Second, Stevenson coming off the pine allowed Carlisle to tweak his forward rotation. The Mavs felt Shawn Marion was playing too many minutes, largely because of the horrifying play of backup Peja Stojakovic, but using Barea in his place isn’t a realistic option. Stevenson, on the other hand, could come in and immediately relieve Marion in guarding LeBron James or Dwyane Wade.

“I knew we had to take Marion’s minutes down,” Carlisle said. “He can’t play 43 minutes. We can’t expect him to be down in a stance and picking up James full court and all those kinds of things. Stevenson was great.”

Stevenson, in fact, played 26 minutes despite theoretically being “benched” -- something he’s done only one other time since the All-Star break. Stevenson said he was given no indication before the game that he’d play so much; he was just told he’d be backing up Marion and to be ready.

The other aspect of the rotation rebuild was using Cardinal in Stojakovic’s place when Nowitzki got his rest late in the first and third quarters. Cardinal, as a true 4, relieved Marion of the need to defend Chris Bosh in stretches. And while he didn’t score, the sheer fact that he was less of a sieve than Stojakovic proved helpful.

Cardinal also had to act as the backup 5 when Brendan Haywood proved unready in the first half, laboring through three ineffective minutes. That takes us to the one area where Carlisle and the Mavs had genuinely good fortune -- Tyson Chandler was able to play 43 minutes and pick up only three fouls, avoiding the type of foul trouble that would have carved a gaping hole in Dallas' frontcourt rotation.

But coming down the stretch, Carlisle was able to throw a few other wrinkles into the mix.

First, he went to a zone defense down the stretch that flummoxed Miami’s offense. Granted, it hasn’t seemed particularly hard to force the Heat to take low-percentage shots in crunch time, but because Miami had rarely seen the zone this series, it fostered a special brand of confusion. The Heat scored only 14 points in the fourth quarter.

“To change up the pace a little bit,” Jason Terry said. “It worked for us.”

Second, he left Stevenson on the court and Marion on the pine for the game’s final 14 minutes. At the buzzer, it was Stevenson on Wade for Miami’s final play -- and if you’re curious, he said he was planning on fouling until Wade lost the ball in the backcourt.

On paper this is insanity -- Marion is just flat-out better. In this particular game, however, it messed up Miami’s rotations because there were four shooters in the floor. The final layup by Dirk Nowitzki came in part because Stevenson was spotting up in the corner rather than having Marion floating in the paint. Because of Peja’s struggles, it’s one of the few times this series Dallas has lined up with four shooters on the floor.

“We need four shooters out there,” Stevenson said. “It opens it up for Dirk.”

“It makes them honest. When Tyson went down the lane and got the foul, you’re either going to take that or a 3. So at the end of the game it helps us.”

All of those moves gave the Mavs just enough of a nudge to get past the Heat in this one, and leaves the ball in Erik Spoelstra’s court to come up with suitable answers in the now-pivotal Game 5 on Thursday.

The most impressive wrinkle, however, may have been offered by Carlisle at the end of his news conference afterward.

“We’ll see what we do in Game 5.”

That’s right -- he was completely non-committal about whether Dallas will continue to line up this way, or try again to tweak the rotation in a way that produces a momentary advantage. We have two days until tip-off, but the mind games have already begun.

El Guapo
06-08-2011, 04:42 AM
that's just insane...

That crap is rampant through this series. Reminds me exactly of what wade did in '06 to win it then. Stern just sits there w a smirk. He really needs to clamp down on it.

That said, the mavs still win despite that cheating. Go Mavs!

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 05:35 AM
Coal Vines? They could have done SO much better in that part of town. Campania and Grimaldi's are right there.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 06:36 AM
The whole player-v-player thing gets old. Here's one thing that needs to be erased from memory though - scratch what you thought of Dirk being a "soft" "choker".

TonyR
06-08-2011, 07:00 AM
Sorry, but I watched every televised game of Jordan's career.

Am I the only one who sees this dope make comments like this and just shakes his head? He watched every televised game of Jordan's career? Every one? Seriously?

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 07:06 AM
Am I the only one who sees this dope make comments like this and just shakes his head? He watched every televised game of Jordan's career? Every one? Seriously?

If he lived in Chicago it's possible.

Punisher
06-08-2011, 07:08 AM
The Dirk flu game

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 07:10 AM
The Dirk flu game

Too bad his shot wasn't falling.

I was pretty impressed with the way he pulled down 10 boards in the second half though.

And ****ing nutted up in the 4th.

The Mavs just have to win the finals now. Dirk is stealing all the storybook moments.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 07:32 AM
Guess who.

Game 1 vs Port - 18 points
Game 2 vs Port - 14 points
Game 3 vs Port - 9 points
Game 4 vs Port - 4 points
Game 5 vs Port - 2 points
Game 6 vs Port - 16 points

Game 1 vs Lakers - 11 points
Game 2 vs Lakers - 4 points
Game 3 vs Lakers - 9 points
Game 4 vs Lakers - 5 points

Game 1 vs OKC - 10 points
Game 2 vs OKC - 16 points
Game 3 vs OKC - 10 points
Game 4 vs OKC - 14 points
Game 5 vs OKC - 9 points

Game 1 vs Mia - 9 points
Game 2 vs Mia - 9 points
Game 3 vs Mia - 14 points
Game 4 vs Mia - 10 points

9 games in a row with 9 or more points in the 4th.
10 games of 10 or more 4th quarter points out of 19 playoff games
15 games of 9 or more
In the 8 games that have been decided by less than 5 points or gone to overtime, averaging 10 a game in the 4th

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 07:33 AM
I was almost more impressed by Chandler giving 43 minutes and not fouling out. That's usually his calling card with that much time on the floor.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 07:37 AM
How long will Maven's disappearing act last this time around? We usually get about a 24-hour break before he breaks out the gay pictures again.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 07:44 AM
How long will Maven's disappearing act last this time around? We usually get about a 24-hour break before he breaks out the gay pictures again.

If the pattern holds I will spam the **** out of this thread for 36 hours, the Mavs will lose, and then Maven will come back and begin spamming pictures again. Then the Mavs will beat the Heat and Maven will disappear prior to game 7.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 08:22 AM
Mavs played their 101st game last night.

Dirk's fever was 101 degrees.

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 08:53 AM
A few things....

1) the person arguing that Kobe's cast is inferior to Dirk's is completely wrong. It's not even close

2) It's funny how the Mavs fans were all up in arms about the Heat showboating. Every time Terry or Stevenson make a three we either get the friggin airplane or the "bullseye" thing from Stevenson

3) Again, it took a Miami collapse for the Mavs to come through last night. Now, they've done it multiple times this year to different teams int he playoffs, so it might just be that the Mavs are playing better 4th quarter ball than anyone....its not just collapses from other teams

4) If you think James has been "non-existent" you obviously only watch the guy with the ball. He's been disrupting on D, running the point and setting up his teammates with easy buckets. They've put the scoring on Wade and Bosh and they are making James handle the intangibles

5) Carlisle is making Sepulstra his bottom bitch in this series

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 08:53 AM
MAVEN WHERE YOU AT BITCH?

http://i56.tinypic.com/33p4gtt.jpg

El Guapo
06-08-2011, 09:51 AM
Haha, nice.

bombay
06-08-2011, 10:00 AM
Am I the only one who sees this dope make comments like this and just shakes his head? He watched every televised game of Jordan's career? Every one? Seriously?

no

TonyR
06-08-2011, 10:19 AM
4) If you think James has been "non-existent" you obviously only watch the guy with the ball. He's been disrupting on D, running the point and setting up his teammates with easy buckets. They've put the scoring on Wade and Bosh and they are making James handle the intangibles...

That's a very good point. But I do think he has to be more assertive on offense. And it would be nice if Miami at least pretended to run some semblance of a set offense in crucial 4th qtr situations...

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 10:26 AM
That's a very good point. But I do think he has to be more assertive on offense. And it would be nice if Miami at least pretended to run some semblance of a set offense in crucial 4th qtr situations...

this is the major problem....where the Mavs make those 4th quarter adjustments, the Heat make none, other than to quit calling plays

Also, why have James play hte point ALL of the 4th quarter? the Mavs essentially just pressure him all the way up court, feign a double, make him pass it quick over halfcourt and then push him to the weak side of the court. The Heat need to start driving and kicking and then swinging the ball around. In the 4th quarter the Mavs are conserving a lot of energy by just protecting the rim

Chris
06-08-2011, 10:30 AM
I think the heat are losing because they like dicks

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 11:49 AM
Holy ****.

http://i56.tinypic.com/34ycn75.jpg

El Guapo
06-08-2011, 12:12 PM
this is the major problem....where the Mavs make those 4th quarter adjustments, the Heat make none, other than to quit calling plays

Also, why have James play hte point ALL of the 4th quarter? the Mavs essentially just pressure him all the way up court, feign a double, make him pass it quick over halfcourt and then push him to the weak side of the court. The Heat need to start driving and kicking and then swinging the ball around. In the 4th quarter the Mavs are conserving a lot of energy by just protecting the rim

These things you all are discussing here are all a result of coaching. Riley might just take over here soon. Ha. -i hope not. Go Mavs!

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 12:13 PM
Where you at Maven?

http://i56.tinypic.com/1z6whuh.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/9tmur4.jpg

Doggcow
06-08-2011, 12:19 PM
Anyone else see Marion call Lebron a Bitch over his shoulder with like 3 minutes left?

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 12:20 PM
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Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 12:20 PM
What the...? Trying to embed the Youtube vid of Marion calling LeBron a bitch.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 12:21 PM
Mavs are winning this series.

It's destiny.

Lebron is our bitch.

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 12:22 PM
These things you all are discussing here are all a result of coaching. Riley might just take over here soon. Ha. -i hope not. Go Mavs!

Seriously....this would be a series, either way, in my opinion. But its like Sepulstra is actually hurting this team at this point. At no time in the ECF or Finals have I seen him make a coaching decision I agreed with or even understood.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 12:26 PM
What else is Riley going to do? The games are being played in the 80s-90s and Miami's Big 2.5 are combining for almost 70 points a game.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 12:30 PM
http://i53.tinypic.com/mt2yoy.jpg

DBroncos4life
06-08-2011, 12:34 PM
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0Cbt2UXgB2M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

It sure is harder to guard a guy that you don't have 5 inches on!

Requiem
06-08-2011, 12:34 PM
If he lived in Chicago it's possible.

No, it is not. Between real life responsibilities and whatever the **** time, you are going to miss a basketball game.

He is a liar.

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 12:35 PM
What else is Riley going to do? The games are being played in the 80s-90s and Miami's Big 2.5 are combining for almost 70 points a game.

For one, handle the rotation better. Yesterday, Miami goes up by 9 with Chalmers, Miller, Bosh, Haslem and Bibby on the floor (I believe). The mavs call a timeout and he immediately brings out all three of the "Big 3" back on the court. Stupid going for a kill shot towards the end of the third quarter. Throw one of them back in there and leave the other two on the bench for fresh legs in the 4th. (I believe this is how it went down, but I was drinking at a bar so I could be wrong a bit)....but I stand by my point that his rotation has sucked

Two, get Lebron off the point for massive stretches at a time. It's completely killing his off ball movement and taking him out of the offense. Why even have CHalmers and Bibby on the roster if you are going to not let them dribble the ball up the court?

Three, make Kidd and Barea work to get up court a bit. Notice how the Mavs are making the Heat work to get up the court and disrupting any offense the Heat want to get into (if they even have a set offense anymore). It's difficult because Barea is so quick and Bibby and CHalmers are not. But don't ask them to get turnovers, just make them take an extra 3-4 seconds to get up the court. Maybe Dirk won't have 15 seconds to play around with his feet and pumpfakes at that point.

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 12:37 PM
It sure is harder to guard a guy that you don't have 5 inches on!

gross shot....sorry, but that is a disgusting shot to take **** over

at 5'7" I've made a bunch of those kinds of shots, and you sure as hell don't expect to smack it off the board like that. He shouldve smiled about it

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 12:40 PM
I agree with taking LeBron off point duties late in the game. Get him moving without the ball more. But is Chalmers that guy to replace him? It's a big stage with some high pressure out there.

Portland found some success in pressuring the ball full-court, but the Mavs will send screeners to pick guys off before moving up the court. It's an interesting thought, but I think they'll find a way to counter it.

One thing that was interesting last night was the success the Mavs had in running PnRs WITHOUT Dirk, sending him to the weakside and letting plays develop without him being the focal point. If those continue to work and he's left open on the outside like he was, this is a huge boon for the Mavs if Dirk is left 1-1 with his guy or open for a short jumper.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 12:49 PM
<iframe width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0Cbt2UXgB2M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

ROFL!

http://i52.tinypic.com/15qs1tw.jpg

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 12:55 PM
I agree with taking LeBron off point duties late in the game. Get him moving without the ball more. But is Chalmers that guy to replace him? It's a big stage with some high pressure out there.
Portland found some success in pressuring the ball full-court, but the Mavs will send screeners to pick guys off before moving up the court. It's an interesting thought, but I think they'll find a way to counter it.

One thing that was interesting last night was the success the Mavs had in running PnRs WITHOUT Dirk, sending him to the weakside and letting plays develop without him being the focal point. If those continue to work and he's left open on the outside like he was, this is a huge boon for the Mavs if Dirk is left 1-1 with his guy or open for a short jumper.

I would use Bibby and Chalmers....and all they really need to do is take the ball up court and get into an offensive set. If they can hit a three, great. But otherwise it is just to take some pressure off Lebron

I saw this too...and this kinda ties into the point I'm making with Lebron. Carlisle found a way to run the offense around Dirk, and then let him guide the offense whenever he felt like he needed/wanted to. Miami obviously wasn't ready for it and their rotations were awful.. and when they did rotate, a lot of their defensive rebounding disappeared.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Hey Maven....you are....a.....

http://i54.tinypic.com/a1l8af.jpg

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 01:01 PM
Hey Maven....you are....a.....

http://i54.tinypic.com/a1l8af.jpg

the way the two of you act after losses is embarrassing

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 01:11 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/hx26ts.jpg

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 02:15 PM
Price tag still on the Bosh jersey?

http://yfrog.com/hs2ckqyj

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 02:46 PM
lol....awful but hilarious

http://uploader.ws/upload/201106/19192052.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
06-08-2011, 02:49 PM
Bob, that pic is awesome. Where'd you find that?

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 02:50 PM
Bob, that pic is awesome. Where'd you find that?

NBA thread on another forum.

It's mostly Lakers fans. It was, anyway. :welcome:

epicSocialism4tw
06-08-2011, 02:53 PM
No, it is not. Between real life responsibilities and whatever the **** time, you are going to miss a basketball game.

He is a liar.

Note I said "televised"...that should have been your clue that I didn't live in Chicago.

And yes, I saw every single Chicago Bulls game televised in the midwest between 1989 and 1998. Including the Myers years. I was a teenage athlete at that point and did nothing but watch sports, play sports, and go to school.

epicSocialism4tw
06-08-2011, 03:04 PM
A few things....
1) the person arguing that Kobe's cast is inferior to Dirk's is completely wrong. It's not even close

Yeah, I wish Dallas had that kind of talent. None of those guys plays out of position or is asked to do more than they're capable of. Its an extremely versatile group who can strategically own every interior in the league.

2) It's funny how the Mavs fans were all up in arms about the Heat showboating. Every time Terry or Stevenson make a three we either get the friggin airplane or the "bullseye" thing from Stevenson

You'd probably have a point if Jet took three steps back into the Heat bench and just stood there with his wings extended for 7 seconds. As for Stevenson, he's a player who has gotten into the head of James in the past. I have no problems with him talking trash to LeBarn. It seems like it worked yesterday. Stevenson, Marion, and Terry were all in his head and all talked trash to him. Love it. The dude's mentally weak.

As for the Heat posing and showboating, it doesn't bother me and it doesn't bother the Mavs' big time players like Dirk.

3) Again, it took a Miami collapse for the Mavs to come through last night. Now, they've done it multiple times this year to different teams int he playoffs, so it might just be that the Mavs are playing better 4th quarter ball than anyone....its not just collapses from other teams

It is a characteristic of Dallas that they are a great (not good...great) fourth quarter team. That characteristic is due to a couple of things. 1) Dirk is the best fourth quarter player in the game today, 2) The Mavs use key coaching twists in the fourth (double screens, zone defense, etc), 3) The Mavs' fourth quarter defense tightens up considerably, and 4) The Mavs are a great fourth quarter free throw shooting team and get into the penalty alot by attacking the basket.


5) Carlisle is making Sepulstra his bottom b**** in this series

Yep. Spoelstra is just a Riley puppet though. Its Riley who is getting punked as well.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 03:16 PM
Lebron once said this? What a jackass.

"I spoil a lot of people with my play. When you have a bad game here or there, you've had three bad games in a seven-year career, then it's easy to point that out."

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 03:56 PM
I can't believe Maven just bitches out like Lebron when his team loses. Pathetic frontrunner.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmgjnvDZVU1qb0515o1_500.jpg

DHallblows
06-08-2011, 04:17 PM
Where the **** do people come up with these pics?! ROFL!

Chris
06-08-2011, 04:17 PM
Where the **** do people come up with this?! ROFL!

dark basements my friend.

dark basements.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 04:20 PM
Where the **** do people come up with this?! ROFL!

Ask Wade.

http://i53.tinypic.com/rrnjfk.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Dirk said his fever is gone.

http://www.mavsfastbreak.com/2011/06/08/nba-final-practice-report-060811/

“I was trying to get out of here pretty quick, go home, take a long shower and just go to bed right away and have a good meal,” Nowitzki said when recalling the events of Tuesday night. “Just feel a lot better today. The fever is basically gone. … That’s obviously the main concern. Anything else, the sniffles or the cough, you don’t really care about that. As long as the fever is gone, that’s the main thing that you worry about.

“I didn’t do anything today,” he added. “You know, slept in, basically, and just watched film and walked through some stuff. So, it really hasn’t changed from the other day. I’ll probably come back tonight, get a little sweat for like 30 minutes, at least get the body used to sweating a little bit. And then I’ll be ready tomorrow.”

In other news, Bosh is into ballet.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/multimedia/photo_gallery/1106/finals.game4/images/dirk-nowitzki-3.jpg

OrangeCrush2724
06-08-2011, 04:30 PM
Team that wins the series with the new format:

Game 3 winner wins series 100% :~ohyah!:
Game 4 winner LOSES series 84% :wiggle:
Game 5 winner wins series 75% :welcome:

SouthStndJunkie
06-08-2011, 04:48 PM
Hannah Storm is a tight little piece of ass for turning 49 years old next week.

RhymesayersDU
06-08-2011, 05:04 PM
Hannah Storm is a tight little piece of ass for turning 49 years old next week.

Total MILF right there.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 05:45 PM
Hannah Storm is a tight little piece of ass for turning 49 years old next week.

Son, she is INCREDIBLE in-person.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 05:54 PM
Donnie Nelson just compared Dirk's performance last night to Willis Reed.

Reed's most famous performance took place on May 8, 1970, during Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in Madison Square Garden. Due to a severe thigh injury, a torn muscle that had previously kept him out of Game 6, he was considered unlikely to play in Game 7. Yet Reed surprised the fans by walking onto the court during warmups, prompting widespread applause.

Starting the game, he scored the Knicks' first two field goals on his first two shot attempts, his only points of the game.[1] Reed's performance inspired the Knicks, as teammate Walt "Clyde" Frazier went on to score 36 points. The Knicks won the game 113–99, giving New York City its first NBA title. The moment Reed walked onto the court was voted the greatest moment in the history of Madison Square Garden

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 06:00 PM
Whitlock compares Carlisle to Bill Belichick. Wow.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/quirky-dallas-coach-rick-carlisle-keeps-mavericks-in-contention-with-game-4-adjustments-060811

If Bill Belichick coached basketball, he would be Rick Carlisle — quirky, aloof, underappreciated and well-traveled.

Belichick and Carlisle are like malt liquor, an acquired taste.

he truth is, Carlisle is probably best suited to be a football coach. The NFL’s military-style leadership model, sleep-in-the-office lifestyle and Xs-and-Os-centric coaching are perfect for Carlisle.

He’s short on people skills and long on X-O. He’s the antithesis of Phil Jackson and Zen.

Lucky for the Dallas Mavericks — they needed an X-and-O fix in the NBA Finals.

With the Mavs trailing 2-1 in their best-of-seven series with the Miami Heat and having been dominated in all three games, Carlisle was forced Tuesday night to empty his coaching playbook. He had no choice. He coached the Mavericks to a series-evening 86-83 victory.

For three games, the Mavs struggled with solving Miami’s defense, slowing Dwyane Wade and finding the right offense-defense balance and rotation.

Things were made worse when Dirk Nowitzki woke up Tuesday morning physically weak with a 101-degree temperature, a sinus infection, a bad cough.

The Mavs were toast. Carlisle was desperate.

He did crazy (stuff). He inserted J.J. Barea into the starting lineup. Barea has been a nightmare in the Finals. He can’t finish at the rim. He can’t knock down open perimeter shots. He left his game in the Western Conference playoffs.

Carlisle went with Barea to change his rotation and rest Shawn Marion. With Barea in the lineup, DeShawn Stevenson would come off the bench and defend Wade or LeBron James.

Carlisle also tied Peja Stojakovic to the bench. Peja left his shot in Los Angeles. The few minutes Carlisle would have wasted on Peja, he gave to Brian Cardinal. Well, at least “The Custodian” didn’t turn the ball over and escort a Heat offensive player to the rim.

The Barea and Cardinal moves didn’t really pan out. That’s fine. Down 2-1 and with Dirk sick, a coach has to try something.

And Carlisle did find minutes for Stevenson. In Dallas’ two victories, Stevenson has played a combined 48 minutes. In Dallas’ two losses, Stevenson has played 29 minutes. Stevenson played 26 minutes Tuesday. He knocked down three 3-pointers. He played solid defense on James and Wade.

Where Carlisle really made his mark Tuesday was in the fourth quarter, when he mixed in some zone defense. The Heat scored only 14 points in the final 12 minutes. The zone slowed Wade’s penetration, and it masked Nowitzki’s exhaustion.

Carlisle coached a masterpiece. He reminded me of one of the reasons I liked Dallas all year and in this Finals series. He’s one of the few coaches — like Jackson, Doc Rivers — who can make a legitimate difference on the final score. Carlisle is worth a few points.

As a lifelong Indiana Pacers fan, I’ve been an admirer of Carlisle for quite some time. I watched him do for Larry Bird what Belichick used to do for Bill Parcells.

Bird had the basketball intellect to “get” Carlisle. In the late 1990s, as an assistant coach for the Pacers, Carlisle coached Bird’s squad all the way to the NBA Finals. When Bird tired of pretending to be a head coach and stepped down, he couldn’t talk Pacers president Donnie Walsh into making Carlisle the next coach.

Walsh chose Isiah Thomas. A year later, the Pistons chose Carlisle. Although Carlisle led the Pistons to back-to-back 50-win seasons and an appearance in the Eastern Conference finals, and won a Coach of the Year award, the Pistons fired him after only two seasons. Based on newspaper reports at the time, most everyone in the Pistons organization hated Carlisle. He was smug and weird.

Detroit replaced Carlisle with Larry Brown.

OK, think about that. The Pacers and the Pistons chose NBA divas — Thomas and Brown — over Carlisle.

Again, Rick Carlisle is an acquired taste.

Larry Bird has it. Shortly after returning to the Pacers as team president, Bird fired Thomas and hired Carlisle.

In his first season, he led the Pacers to 61 victories and the Eastern Conference finals. In his second season, he was the leader of the squad that brawled with the Pistons and their fans inside the Palace. Two years later, with the Pacers struggling on and off the court, Bird had to fire Carlisle in a move driven by public relations.

Bird did Carlisle a favor. Mark Cuban and the Mavericks scooped up Carlisle. This veteran Dallas team is perfect for Carlisle. Nowitzki, Jason Kidd and Jason Terry are three of the smartest players in the league. They get it done with their heads, not great athleticism. They “get” Carlisle. His quirks and his aloofness don’t bother them.

Will Carlisle’s adjustments get Dallas two more victories? Maybe not. But his moves Tuesday night earned Dallas two more opportunities to adjust.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 06:06 PM
I can kinda see some of that (minus the titles, of course). He's a weird dude to read and can be cold to people unless he likes them. He's pretty mild-mannered, but does have this "I'm the smartest guy in the room" vibe about him. He must really be something when conversing with Cuban.

jsco70
06-08-2011, 06:11 PM
Can't believe the Mavs pulled that one out. I truly thought starting Barea and activating Cardinal was the death knell. Regardless, I still think the Heat will win the series much to the chagrin of many.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 06:19 PM
http://i462.photobucket.com/albums/qq350/itsbouttogetugly/y_050103-N-6020P-206_Two_Naval_Air_crewmen_carry_a_seriously_injure d_Indonesian_woman_to_a_waiting_helicopter_for_tra nsportation_to_a_medica.jpg

24champ
06-08-2011, 06:22 PM
Whitlock compares Carlisle to Bill Belichick. Wow.


I compare him to Jim Carrey.

http://protectthepaint.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/NBA_lookalike_CarlislevsCarey.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 06:53 PM
Oh **** bros, Lebron and Wade had a chat.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AhL_j4DZo4EszHbfTToSrYC8vLYF?slug=ap-nbafinals-heat

DALLAS (AP)—LeBron James(notes) and Dwyane Wade(notes) have rooms across the hall from one another at Miami’s team hotel in Dallas, which was convenient after Game 4 of the NBA finals.

They needed to talk.

And despite all the questions that have arisen after James’ eight-point effort on Tuesday night—the first time in 90 career playoff games where the two-time NBA MVP was held to single digits in scoring—Wade emerged from that late-night strategy session convinced as ever in his superstar Heat teammate.

“Eventually,” Wade said Wednesday, “he’s going to do something amazing, and it’s going to put us over the top.”

Game 5 is James’ next opportunity.

The Heat and Dallas Mavericks are tied at two games apiece in these NBA finals, which resume Thursday night before shifting back to Miami for Game 6 on Sunday and, possibly, a winner-take-all Game 7 on Tuesday night. It’s a best-of-three series now.

“I think it’s that time,” James said. “I think it’s that time that I try to get myself going individually.”

Said Wade: “Sounds good to me.”

What utter clowns. Hey Lebron, what happened to your "attack mode?"

oubronco
06-08-2011, 07:36 PM
http://i462.photobucket.com/albums/qq350/itsbouttogetugly/y_050103-N-6020P-206_Two_Naval_Air_crewmen_carry_a_seriously_injure d_Indonesian_woman_to_a_waiting_helicopter_for_tra nsportation_to_a_medica.jpg

Hilarious!

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 07:38 PM
I hear Terminator music when I see this.

http://i55.tinypic.com/x5qxs2.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
06-08-2011, 07:56 PM
Oh **** bros, Lebron and Wade had a chat.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AhL_j4DZo4EszHbfTToSrYC8vLYF?slug=ap-nbafinals-heat



What utter clowns. Hey Lebron, what happened to your "attack mode?"

The more the ball is in James' hands and the less it is in Wades, the better off Dallas is.

I think that Terry calling out LeBarn was a strategic move to get that guy chucking 40 foot 3 pointers again. Same goes for Marions' and Stevensons' LeBarn trash talk. They want LeBarn to go into "Decision" mode. Its all about LeBarn.

Wade and to a lesser extent Bosh are both playing well. LeBarn getting all ball-hoggy plays right into Dallas' gameplan.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Where is LeBron going to find the offense, though? The 2.5 put up 64 combined last night, somewhere near their combined average. With that bench and cast around them, that's about what they are. If he shoots more or drives more, it's going to take touches away from Wade and Bosh. They're not going from a team that scores 80 to one that scores 120 at this level just because someone wants to. Credit the Mavs defense, too, for effectively sending the double to get LeBron to guess or pass out of the coverage.

Beantown Bronco
06-08-2011, 08:57 PM
The Bruins have outscored Lebron James this week.

Jason in LA
06-08-2011, 09:05 PM
Pippen was a nice player, but lets be real, Jordan willed that guy to being a HOFer. -Jason in La

C'mon man, that is a pretty retarded statement.



It is a true statement. Early in Pippen's career, Jordan was pissed off that he was wasting his talents by not working hard. Jordan saw great ability in Pippen and he drove him in practice, making him a great player.

Pippen had the talent and ability, but without Jordan, Pippen may never have worked hard enough to reach his full potential.

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 09:09 PM
I think Bob and maven are the same person

check the pattern.....he sucks as a fan. Look at the Mavs losses and Heat losses and look at the posts

they are both awful fans and they post multiple nerd pics after each win

Bob's your Information Minister
06-08-2011, 09:11 PM
How dare you mock my righteous quest against Maven's endorsement of evil.

vancejohnson82
06-08-2011, 09:38 PM
How dare you mock my righteous quest against Maven's endorsement of evil.

i think on this board evilness is kinda even...

which one of you banged that chick though?



Maven?


or


Bob?


I got $5 on Maven

maven
06-09-2011, 01:38 AM
I got $5 on Maven

Did I ever tell you that you were a smart man vj?

maven
06-09-2011, 01:53 AM
In the 2-3-2 series format (since 1985), when the NBA Finals is tied 1-1, the winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the series on all 10 occasions.

maven
06-09-2011, 01:54 AM
Lets not get carried away Dallas fans.

maven
06-09-2011, 01:56 AM
We now have a best of 3 format. Winner takes all.

maven
06-09-2011, 02:01 AM
Who wants it more. That is the question. Who wants it more.

maven
06-09-2011, 02:02 AM
Heat in 6

worm
06-09-2011, 06:31 AM
Dallas tonight. Heat in Game 6.

An epic Game 7.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 06:40 AM
Who wants it more. That is the question. Who wants it more.

I think that's clearly been proven.

TonyR
06-09-2011, 06:44 AM
The more the ball is in James' hands and the less it is in Wades, the better off Dallas is.

You're so clueless and myopic. You've completely forgotten, or you're just ignoring, what happened in the Chicago series.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 07:14 AM
I think the keys to tonight are Tyson Chandler surviving long minutes without getting in foul trouble and Mario Chalmers' return as a scoring threat. If Chalmers is hitting those corner 3s and emerges as a threat, why wouldn't Spoelstra let him run point in the 4th to allow LeBron to play off the ball and roam around more instead of bringing it up the court?

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:18 AM
In the 2-3-2 series format (since 1985), when the NBA Finals is tied 1-1, the winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the series on all 10 occasions.

And Phil Jackson has never been swept.

The Mavs break all the rules bitch...and tonight we're gonna break your back.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:37 AM
Dirk Nowitzki ranked fourth in fourth-quarter scoring in the regular season (7.1 points per game), behind Amar'e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. But he's No. 1 in the postseason (10.0 per game) and has been off the charts in The Finals.

Nowitzki's 44 fourth-quarter points in this series are more than Wade (30) and LeBron James (nine) have scored combined. Nowitzki is shooting 12-for-24 from the field, 2-for-4 from 3-point range and 18-for-18 from the free throw line in his 48 fourth-quarter minutes. No other player has attempted more than eight fourth-quarter free throws in the series.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:40 AM
Hey Miami...we're good enough, we're smart enough and gosh darn it...people like us.

Dallas's Secret Weapon: High Fives

Researchers Say Winning Teams Touch More, so We Studied the Tape; Miami's Chilly Hug Totals

The major plotlines of the NBA Finals to this point have been Dirk Nowitzki's shooting prowess and LeBron James's Game 4 disappearing act.

Nobody, for the time being, is talking about the Dallas Mavericks' total inability to keep their hands off one another.

But if physical contact between teammates has some bearing on the outcome of a basketball game (more on that later), this series—which is deadlocked at 2-2 heading into Thursday's Game 5—may be all but over already.

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-OF916_Touch__NS_20110608215402.jpg

Based on a review of ABC's broadcasts of the first three games of these Finals, The Wall Street Journal logged every moment when two teammates could be seen touching each other on camera, whether it was a high-five, a hug, a chest pat or a butt slap. The results couldn't be more definitive.

The Mavericks, with 250 slaps, hugs, taps or bumps, are almost twice as touchy-feely as the Heat, who had only 134 instances of televised contact. In those three games, the Mavericks were 82% more likely to high five.

The concept of "chemistry" on a sports team has become the stuff of cliché over the years. Nobody seems to have the same definition for what it is, or what produces it. But last fall, three researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, took a serious look at one of the most obvious signs of camaraderie on a team—touching.

The study, which was titled "Tactile Communication, Cooperation and Performance: An Ethological Study of the NBA," was authored by Michael W. Kraus, Cassy Huang and Dacher Keltner. After reviewing broadcasts of games from the 2008-09 season, they concluded that good teams tend to be much more hands-on than bad ones. Teams whose players touched the most often were more cooperative, played better and won more games, they said.

While there's no evidence that an NBA team can touch its way to victory, the two touchiest teams in the study, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, finished the season with two of the NBA's top three records.

"I remember when we started doing the coding, we were watching a Golden State Warriors game," Kraus said. "They were pretty bad that year, and just watching them and their negative body language—I mean, we weren't seeing any touching at all even in the first quarter. We immediately thought, 'This is going to work.'"

No player over the three games collected more high fives than Mavs forward Tyson Chandler (90). He was followed closely by teammates Nowitzki (88), Shawn Marion (69) and Jason Kidd (69). "It's all about positive reinforcement," Mavs reserve Brian Cardinal said. "And we've got a bunch of guys who really get along."

James led the Heat with a mere 41 high fives. But the touchiest Miami player might be veteran forward Juwan Howard, who averaged 38 high fives per 48 minutes, good for the highest rate on the Heat.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:58 AM
http://www.terezowens.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Lebron-Waldo.jpg

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 10:15 AM
Hmmmm Now I'm hearing that the reason Lebron sucked in game 4 is Rashard Lewis banged LeBron's girlfriend.


/ponder...



I'll go ahead and throw that in this thread as well....

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Whoa, what?

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 10:29 AM
Whoa, what?

Steven A. Smith was hinting that something is going on in Lebron's personal life and said it's none of our buisness...

Google Lebron plus rumors plus family and setting it to only search the last 24 hours you get tons of hits .

Then searched for Rashard in the past 24 hours...

Seems to be the story ... no idea if it's true.

worm
06-09-2011, 10:37 AM
Was going to post that lightrail rumor...

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 10:39 AM
Rashard Lewis doing us all a solid.

HIT THAT ****

24champ
06-09-2011, 10:47 AM
Steven A. Smith was hinting that something is going on in Lebron's personal life and said it's none of our buisness...

Google Lebron plus rumors plus family and setting it to only search the last 24 hours you get tons of hits .

Then searched for Rashard in the past 24 hours...

Seems to be the story ... no idea if it's true.

First Gasol rumors of his fiance banging someone else, then these Lebron rumors surface.

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Rashard Lewis doing us all a solid.

HIT THAT ****

Ha!

Between Rashard and West Bron Bron just can't win.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 11:12 AM
http://hellobeautiful.com/gossip-news/sweet-sweetback/rashard-lewis-sex-lebrons-girlfriend-savannah/

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 11:12 AM
I'd seen the LeBron-Jordin Sparks mess back in May but didn't know there may have been something more recent.

maven
06-09-2011, 11:55 AM
LeBron James
@KingJames LeBron James
Now or Never!!

"I understand what is at stake," James said Thursday morning. "This is a big game, probably the biggest game of my life. I'm approaching it that way. Not probably, it is."-LeBron James

http://bluewiki.wikispaces.com/file/view/lebron-james-miami-heat.jpg/173793575/lebron-james-miami-heat.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 11:55 AM
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/250002_10150204590097021_39544442020_7407793_16580 98_n.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 11:59 AM
Game 4 Mockumentary of Dwayne Wade. With special guest star...

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/m4cbGLhmuyY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

maven
06-09-2011, 12:00 PM
Dallas is going down tonight, Bob.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 12:06 PM
Downtown to celebrate a win perhaps.

http://i54.tinypic.com/34t5xy8.jpg

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 12:08 PM
Quick question for Maven - where have you been?

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 12:11 PM
In 6 games against the Mavs this season, Lebron is shooting 38% and is coming in under his scoring average.

So, maybe, it's not just on him and the matchup and the Mavs defense should be credited.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 12:30 PM
the Mavs defense should be credited.

http://i56.tinypic.com/2ag6ee8.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 12:34 PM
"After this year of scolding and moral posturing, we have arrived at a final scene: Dirk Nowitzki — a simple man from vague origins — walks alone into battle against three mercenaries whose heedless and reckless pursuit of personal gain has unhinged the American Way. Everyone our hero has trusted and loved has either betrayed him (Jason Terry) or has died (Jason Kidd, Peja Stojakovic). And although the journey has long since lost its direction, the people's hero pushes on, not because there is value in pushing on for pushing on's sake, but because the audience demands its fill of blood and vengeance."

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6642375/dirk-vs-heat

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 01:28 PM
http://twitpic.com/598zio

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/317866704.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1307652297&Signature=0PWfZCisRoxR4TPAf2TasSzsszI%3D

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 03:11 PM
LeBron "surfed the net to read articles about himself to get motivated."

Assclown LMAO

epicSocialism4tw
06-09-2011, 03:16 PM
LeBron "surfed the net to read articles about himself to get motivated."

Assclown LMAO

Are you serious?

No wonder those guys have been crying in the locker room.

If they are that worried about what people think about them, they won't last long as a trio. All three of them will be raked over the coals for their entire careers together.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 03:17 PM
LeBron "surfed the net to read articles about himself to get motivated."

Assclown LMAO

Just saw that. What the hell? And Rachel Nichols to say "like Jordan used to"?? I strongly doubt that.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 03:53 PM
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/5171/yestheydid.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 04:21 PM
Bosh loves cock.

http://i54.tinypic.com/14t55rk.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 04:50 PM
Lebron is such a great defender.

http://i53.tinypic.com/vd0ok5.jpg

El Guapo
06-09-2011, 05:48 PM
http://i56.tinypic.com/2ag6ee8.jpg

I laughed my ass off when that happened. !Booya!

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 06:06 PM
Labron and Wade mocked Dirk's fever. Assholes. 1:13

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Cppinwc1PzY?hd=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 06:10 PM
Airball Lebron? LMAO

bombay
06-09-2011, 06:21 PM
Pulling for Dallas, but can't read a word from Mavs fans on this board. Odd.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 06:27 PM
James, Bosh, Wade: 4-12

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 06:29 PM
HAHAHAHA....that's what you get for making fun of Dirk, Wade.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 06:34 PM
lol, Chalmers is making more plays than James

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 06:38 PM
Lebron has 2 points.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 07:15 PM
Hahahaha. **** you James. 4-10, 9 points. GETTING IT GOING INDIVIDUALLY! ATTACK MODE!

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-09-2011, 07:45 PM
Ha ha ha! :laugh:

LeChoke MIA and getting owned by Marion.

Love it! :thumbsup:

El Guapo
06-09-2011, 08:04 PM
Wade and lebron are acting like kids in that video. Is that really that funny?

Karma is a bitch.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:04 PM
Dirk has been nasty tonight. Miami is so ****ed.

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 08:07 PM
crap call... totally a flagellant

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:21 PM
Barea > Lebron

SoCalBronco
06-09-2011, 08:21 PM
Come on Dallas...just hold them off a few more minutes.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:21 PM
Dirk got this.

oubronco
06-09-2011, 08:29 PM
Lebron is such a great defender.

http://i53.tinypic.com/vd0ok5.jpg

Hilarious!

DivineLegion
06-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Hilarious!

Wait in that Gif the guy took two steps without a drible, thats traveling right?

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:37 PM
Haha, Lebron choking big time.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:37 PM
Here comes the closer.

http://i55.tinypic.com/x5qxs2.jpg

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 08:37 PM
Wait in that Gif the guy took two steps without a drible, thats traveling right?

not anymore ... 2 is actually how many steps you're allowed now.

Pretty sure it was like 3 years ago they changed it.



NBA on traveling: Two steps are better than one - ESPN
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4563546
NBA players will be able to take two steps before they have to stop, pass or shoot this season.

Kid A
06-09-2011, 08:42 PM
Jason Kidd, Jason Terry - cold blooded mother****ers.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:46 PM
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/sportatorium/assets_c/2009/04/Jason%20Terry%20-%20Sixth%20Man-thumb-500x259.jpg

bronco militia
06-09-2011, 08:46 PM
wow!

Garcia Bronco
06-09-2011, 08:47 PM
James got a triple double and lost. Only one stat matters.

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 08:48 PM
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT_8IznIXH3BvMbln7ontFqfnR7MAnQa vo-r5rYL91NldABAWA&t=1

OrangeSe7en
06-09-2011, 08:49 PM
Where's Maven? Where's that Tony Jabroni dude?

SoCalBronco
06-09-2011, 08:50 PM
One more win for Dallas.

Maven?

Garcia Bronco
06-09-2011, 08:51 PM
hhaha jabroni

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:54 PM
Maven where you at...http://oi56.tinypic.com/2ag6ee8.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 08:58 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_du7_jmpsrl0/TDjz14vCJ9I/AAAAAAAAAyE/qsyQ8vqRkHM/s1600/GollumLebron.jpg

Dukes
06-09-2011, 08:58 PM
Miami in 6

Right?

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 09:00 PM
To reply to the many asking where is Maven ...

I'm going with here.

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4972/fullscreenledgesmall.jpg

DivineLegion
06-09-2011, 09:01 PM
not anymore ... 2 is actually how many steps you're allowed now.

Pretty sure it was like 3 years ago they changed it.



NBA on traveling: Two steps are better than one - ESPN
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4563546
NBA players will be able to take two steps before they have to stop, pass or shoot this season.

Why would they change Basketball? Is this why Basketball sucks now? I'll be honest, I don't watch it. All I know is I hope LeBron never wins a ring with the Heat.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:01 PM
http://jeffvickers.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/picture-2.png

BroncoLifer
06-09-2011, 09:01 PM
I'm not a Dallas fan (being a Coloradoan, I like the Nuggets) but I really enjoy watching them play. They play as a TEAM -- a rare thing in the NBA. Dirk is the anti-Carmelo.

OrangeSe7en
06-09-2011, 09:02 PM
Why would they change Basketball? Is this why Basketball sucks now? I'll be honest, I don't watch it. All I know is I hope LeBron never wins a ring with the Heat.

Probably because it's always been two since 1.5 is hard to interpret at live speed.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:03 PM
http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/MARIONBEAT.gif.pagespeed.ce.OV2bxjYXuv.gif

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:04 PM
Lebron 8 for 19.

Getting it going individually!

Boobs McGee
06-09-2011, 09:05 PM
just got back from softball (lots of heat fans), how was the game (objective view please)?

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 09:06 PM
http://gif.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/MARIONBEAT.gif.pagespeed.ce.OV2bxjYXuv.gif

Hilarious!Hilarious!Hilarious!Hilarious! Yea me and the GF totally cracked up when we seen that live... We was all I totally think he just gave the universal signal for you jerk off.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:06 PM
0-4 from 3 point land

FRAUD

Dukes
06-09-2011, 09:06 PM
There's a strong possibility Maven never posts in this thread again.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-09-2011, 09:08 PM
http://jeffvickers.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/picture-2.png

Ha!

At the end of the day, I just don't think LeChoke cares that much about winning.

All that really matters to him is marketing himself.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:12 PM
http://imageftw.com/uploads/20110609/dirktornado.jpg

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 09:12 PM
Ha!

At the end of the day, I just don't think LeChoke cares that much about winning.

All that really matters to him is marketing himself.

And if that is true man does he suck at it Hilarious!

I mean way to pis$ off half the people who watch the game if not more by coming off like a total taint brush...

I live in Ohio , not a big Cavs fan but I was happy for them and hoped he did well and maybe even got that poor city a title, but being a Celtics fan I seen things in two tries for Lebron beating them and he just came up weak.


But as far as marketing himself he's a total fail boat...

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:15 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/207w9y9.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/bhgfo7.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:20 PM
http://i.imgur.com/HOFnK.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:22 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/260058_10150207296526773_25902406772_7358298_20565 36_n.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:23 PM
Dirk got this.

:strong:

bronco610
06-09-2011, 09:24 PM
Wow !!!! Bob has a bitch on the Mane. Maven I would change boards if I were you.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:27 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/vneb00.gif

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:29 PM
JJ Barea has scored 25 points in the last two games.

So has Lebron.

TDmvp
06-09-2011, 09:35 PM
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Just because that video is damn cool...

epicSocialism4tw
06-09-2011, 09:44 PM
One more win for Dallas.

It isn't an easy proposition at all, but it isn't impossible.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:45 PM
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7352/1307680248212.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:46 PM
One more win for Dallas.

It isn't an easy proposition at all, but it isn't impossible.

It's hard to beat Miami 3x in a row.

When the last time Dallas lost two in a row?

Round 1.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:48 PM
http://i.imgur.com/pSngI.jpg

NFLBRONCO
06-09-2011, 09:51 PM
let sleeping dogs lie

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:53 PM
James just said he didn't even think about not shooting a three at the end of the game.

Dude needs to lay off the downtown. He's 3-18 from three-point range since that ridiculous first game.

SonOfLe-loLang
06-09-2011, 09:54 PM
I said Miami would win this if the series got back to Miami, and I will stick by that. Very disappointed in Lebron's play, despite his triple/double. He totally lost confidence in his jumpshot. Great players have to have the ability to forget. If he never learns that, this will always be his achilles heel. Having said that, excited to see how he performs in games 6 and 7 if needed

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 09:54 PM
let sleeping dogs lie

Please. The Mavs poked James with a stick before the last two games and he responded by doing....the exact same thing he had been doing: CHOKING

epicSocialism4tw
06-09-2011, 09:59 PM
Labron and Wade mocked Dirk's fever. a-holes. 1:13

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Cppinwc1PzY?hd=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Goodness. This is pathetic.

Wade followed up this bit by sitting out portions of the game tonight with a dadgum bruise on his hip. A bruise. Wade left the game for a bruise. Why did Wade leave the game? Because he had a bruise on his hip. B. R. U. I. S. E. Bruise.

I'm surprised they didn't wheel him off in a wheelchair.

http://www.nbaloud.com/userimages/user1195_1172145842.jpg

Dirk didn't say a thing about his torn finger or his illness until people found out about it and asked him, and then he downplayed it while he looked like a walking zombie. He wasn't trying to make a big deal out of it at all. That's not Dirk's personality. Dude's all business.

I tell you what I noticed about that video though, and thats that James is a follower to the level that I actually felt sorry for the guy. He was like Wade's hype man...imitating him and repeating him. He's 40 Dog to Wades Gusto (props to whoever gets that reference).

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 10:05 PM
http://i55.tinypic.com/bdod1z.jpg

24champ
06-09-2011, 10:09 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmk3laPBZy1qhpkryo1_500.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 10:28 PM
LeBron needs to fire his financial advisor with the considerable losses he's had in the fourth quarter.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 10:39 PM
http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/497010/6a00d8341c67fe53ef0115704be553970c-800wi.jpg

http://www.basketballheaven.com/blog/images/2009/12/pat-riley-special-agent-lundy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pSngI.jpg

http://www.abload.de/img/0073_1nbe.gif
Hilarious!

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 10:45 PM
Assclowns gotta stick together.

http://i53.tinypic.com/eak22x.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 10:59 PM
I found Lebron stranded on the side of the road the other day. His car had broken down and he told me to take a look at it.

Turns out he had no clutch.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 11:01 PM
James had a triple-double, but his two points in the final stanza came on a basket that was basically conceded to him, after Terry’s game-clinching triple at the other end.

Overall, he scored 17 points, but needed 46 minutes to do it. The average NBA player this year, per 46 minutes, scored 18.9.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-09-2011, 11:05 PM
Where's your god now, Maven? Get in here and take it from Bob.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 11:09 PM
So we've compared Dirk to Elway in this thread.

Tonight Shannon Sharpe and Terrell Davis showed up.

Davis could not be stopped late in the game.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-09-2011, 11:09 PM
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7352/1307680248212.jpg

ROFL!

That's an instant classic!

BroncoMatt
06-09-2011, 11:22 PM
Lebron should switch to the NHL since they only play 3 periods too.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 11:27 PM
uh oh, another strategy session...this time a threesome

marcel_mutoni Marcel Mutoni



RT @TheDiesel: Before addressing the media, Miami's big three have a closed doors meeting

SoCalBronco
06-09-2011, 11:39 PM
Where's your god now, Maven? Get in here and take it from Bob.

lol.

SoCalBronco
06-09-2011, 11:41 PM
Hey Bob....all everyone else asks (especially RVJ and Llama) is that you don't say "I've been nothing but good luck for the Mavs" like you said during the 2006 Finals. Don't jinx it.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-09-2011, 11:44 PM
"So, I told this guy, 'Lebron is the greatest player of all time'.................."

http://blogs.thescore.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tbj/files/2011/02/jordan-pippen-laugh.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-09-2011, 11:45 PM
Hey Bob....all everyone else asks (especially RVJ and Llama) is that you don't say "I've been nothing but good luck for the Mavs" like you said during the 2006 Finals. Don't jinx it.

The trend before tonight was Maven trolls his ass off after a heat win...Mavs win....bob trolls his ass off after a mavs win...heat win.

Trend is broken.

Like the Heat's back.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-09-2011, 11:46 PM
http://i462.photobucket.com/albums/qq350/itsbouttogetugly/y_050103-N-6020P-206_Two_Naval_Air_crewmen_carry_a_seriously_injure d_Indonesian_woman_to_a_waiting_helicopter_for_tra nsportation_to_a_medica.jpg

Requiem
06-09-2011, 11:55 PM
LeBron chokes again. I could score 5 points in a quarter in an NBA game. I'm dead serious. I hit the three ball like daylight come and you never go home. I mail it in.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
06-09-2011, 11:57 PM
^

No great surprise there.

Choking is what he does. Ha!

Requiem
06-09-2011, 11:58 PM
I really didn't know he sucked this bad. Everyone says he was the King. I always thought that was T.I., even after he went to prison.

TDmvp
06-10-2011, 12:04 AM
"So, I told this guy, 'Lebron is the greatest player of all time'.................."

http://blogs.thescore.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tbj/files/2011/02/jordan-pippen-laugh.jpg

:spit:


Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!

Well played L.A.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-10-2011, 02:04 AM
http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2011/06/09/21/15/1as8Fo.St.58.jpg

strafen
06-10-2011, 04:27 AM
"So, I told this guy, 'Lebron is the greatest player of all time'.................."

http://blogs.thescore.com.s3.amazonaws.com/tbj/files/2011/02/jordan-pippen-laugh.jpg

That's too funny!. Rep. LOL ROFL! Ha! :spit: :D :strong:

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-10-2011, 05:14 AM
LeBron chokes again. I could score 5 points in a quarter in an NBA game. I'm dead serious. I hit the three ball like daylight come and you never go home. I mail it in.

I've asked this before - if I spotted you a 12 run lead, could you close out a professional baseball game? I actually think I could. Some balls are going to come up short or lift off a bat wrong, like we see in the Derby. I totally could.

schaaf
06-10-2011, 05:39 AM
Maven ???

oubronco
06-10-2011, 06:18 AM
Bob's bending Maven over and giving it to him good ROFL!

OrangeCrush2724
06-10-2011, 06:18 AM
Great win for the Mavs. Really puts the heat in the corner. Mavs came out with guns blazing. Have to respect their defense. Let's see if the Heat can make adjustments in game 6.

El Guapo
06-10-2011, 06:39 AM
Sportscenter:

"LEBRON JAMES SCORES A TRIPLE DOUBLE! WADE GIVEN A CONTUSION FROM A HARD FOUL CHANGES OUTLOOK OF THE ENTIRE GAME!


... oh, and the Mavs ruined their night by winning game 5."


It get's annoying really. Especially in-game when they flash up all the heat stats. I guess the only one that REALLY matters is the W. GO MAVS!!!!!

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-10-2011, 06:55 AM
As the series goes on, that Miami defense has softened up and the Mavs are finding those open looks falling. Meanwhile, the Mavs know exactly what they need to do to lock things down when things are winding down. Five games is an adequate sample to know exactly what both these teams can do. There are flaws in that Miami team that are exposed a little more as these games go on. If Chalmers and Miller didn't have good shooting nights, the Heat would have been buried early last night.

Requiem
06-10-2011, 07:13 AM
I've asked this before - if I spotted you a 12 run lead, could you close out a professional baseball game? I actually think I could. Some balls are going to come up short or lift off a bat wrong, like we see in the Derby. I totally could.

If we are talking one inning to pitch, yes. Not a whole game. But you said close out. Hell teah. I can Rivera it for one inning.

TonyR
06-10-2011, 07:13 AM
If Chalmers and Miller didn't have good shooting nights, the Heat would have been buried early last night.

So Dallas shoots over 68% on 3-pointers and you're only going to comment on Chalmers and Miller? You could just as easily argue that if Kidd, Barea and Terry don't shoot the lights out that Miami wins easily. Right? Because that was really the difference in this game. Both teams shot well overall, but Dallas hit 5 more threes on one less attempt.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-10-2011, 07:57 AM
So Dallas shoots over 68% on 3-pointers and you're only going to comment on Chalmers and Miller? You could just as easily argue that if Kidd, Barea and Terry don't shoot the lights out that Miami wins easily. Right? Because that was really the difference in this game. Both teams shot well overall, but Dallas hit 5 more threes on one less attempt.

Mavs have shown they can do it more consistently through the playoffs than the output from Miller and Chalmers, though.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-10-2011, 07:59 AM
So Dallas shoots over 68% on 3-pointers and you're only going to comment on Chalmers and Miller? You could just as easily argue that if Kidd, Barea and Terry don't shoot the lights out that Miami wins easily. Right? Because that was really the difference in this game. Both teams shot well overall, but Dallas hit 5 more threes on one less attempt.

And no, that wasn't the difference in the game. The difference, as it has been, is Dallas+Dirk stepping up late in the game while the Heat falter.

Rulon Velvet Jones
06-10-2011, 08:16 AM
Who disappears quicker? Maven or LeBron in the 4th?

TonyR
06-10-2011, 08:32 AM
Mavs have shown they can do it more consistently through the playoffs than the output from Miller and Chalmers, though.

Agree, but I don't think you can count on Barea/Kidd/Terry going a combined 10-15 from 3 all that much more than you can on Chalmers/Miller going 7-10. Shooting over 68% on 19 attempted 3's as a team is not "normal" whereas Miami's 40% is.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-10-2011, 08:41 AM
Maven, I have something you can suck on.

http://i55.tinypic.com/296gqxx.jpg

Jason in LA
06-10-2011, 08:42 AM
Collin Cowherd is typically annoying, but he's defending LeBron to the end. Like he's on LeBron's payroll or something. It's pretty bad. He has an excuse for all of LeBron's screw ups.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-10-2011, 08:42 AM
Agree, but I don't think you can count on Barea/Kidd/Terry going a combined 10-15 from 3 all that much more than you can on Chalmers/Miller going 7-10. Shooting over 68% on 19 attempted 3's as a team is not "normal" whereas Miami's 40% is.

Doesn't matter. The Mavs have Miami's number late in the game. Any which way they can. Offense, defense, whatever.

The only reason this series wasn't 4-1 is because Dirk bricked a shot in Game 3.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-10-2011, 08:58 AM
Marion using the force.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/90/fullj.61be6eeb6c328cd5f35fda1fec1b19a1/61be6eeb6c328cd5f35fda1fec1b19a1-getty-bkn-nba-final-heat-mavericks.jpg

Bob's your Information Minister
06-10-2011, 08:59 AM
Caption please.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/4a/fullj.85e640b5f9911a79db2332f902e3c6bb/85e640b5f9911a79db2332f902e3c6bb-getty-bkn-nba-final-heat-mavericks.jpg

El Guapo
06-10-2011, 09:09 AM
Caption please.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/4a/fullj.85e640b5f9911a79db2332f902e3c6bb/85e640b5f9911a79db2332f902e3c6bb-getty-bkn-nba-final-heat-mavericks.jpg

German. Fart. Too. Powwwwweeerfuuulll.

Bob's your Information Minister
06-10-2011, 09:12 AM
in ya face

http://i54.tinypic.com/x3bigo.jpg