PDA

View Full Version : Your Official 2010-2011 General NBA Thread


Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

RhymesayersDU
04-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Trying to figure out my feelings on the Nuggets and their future. I'm sure a novel-length post will be coming from me shortly when I get it all sorted out.

I'm not surprised they're going to lose the series, because I never felt they were going to win it. But I did expect them to take a game or two... Which is obviously still possible but I doubt it.

OrangeSe7en
04-24-2011, 08:51 PM
What happened to Chris Paul's eye? Was it Fisher?

OrangeSe7en
04-24-2011, 08:52 PM
Trying to figure out my feelings on the Nuggets and their future. I'm sure a novel-length post will be coming from me shortly when I get it all sorted out.

I'm not surprised they're going to lose the series, because I never felt they were going to win it. But I did expect them to take a game or two... Which is obviously still possible but I doubt it.

Take as much time as you need. This is one big support group, buddy.

BroncoMatt
04-24-2011, 09:00 PM
KMart shouldnt be expecting a superstar contract, he already got one. He should be happy for whatever he can get with his knees. That said, he brings a nastiness and attitude that I think this team needs.

RhymesayersDU
04-24-2011, 09:07 PM
KMart shouldnt be expecting a superstar contract, he already got one. He should be happy for whatever he can get with his knees. That said, he brings a nastiness and attitude that I think this team needs.

The KMart situation is dicey... I was largely anti-Kenyon for the past 5 years and have hated him since he got here, basically. He never lived up to the contract, etc. With that said, I feel like the guy has played great since the trade. Now does that mean he didn't mesh well with Melo? Is it because it's a contract year? How much does he have left in his knees?

So many questions about Kenyon here. At this point, I wouldn't mind him back on the team, but clearly it has to be at the right salary.

RhymesayersDU
04-24-2011, 09:08 PM
Take as much time as you need. This is one big support group, buddy.

LOL, so true.

OrangeSe7en
04-24-2011, 09:15 PM
The KMart situation is dicey... I was largely anti-Kenyon for the past 5 years and have hated him since he got here, basically. He never lived up to the contract, etc. With that said, I feel like the guy has played great since the trade. Now does that mean he didn't mesh well with Melo? Is it because it's a contract year? How much does he have left in his knees?

So many questions about Kenyon here. At this point, I wouldn't mind him back on the team, but clearly it has to be at the right salary.

Kenyon's a knucklehead of the highest order. Id let him go.

OrangeSe7en
04-24-2011, 09:24 PM
I kind of thought the Lakers would steamroll the Hornets after game 1.

24champ
04-24-2011, 09:50 PM
2008-2009 Lakers vs Rockets series deja vu.

Thought the referees controlled the game there in the 4th quarter. It turned into a free throw contest.

Boobs McGee
04-24-2011, 10:01 PM
What happened to Chris Paul's eye? Was it Fisher?

Jump ball, inadvertent elbow from Ron Ron.


Lake show shoulda closed that one out tonight! This thing's goin 7 now imo.

OrangeSe7en
04-25-2011, 06:18 AM
Jump ball, inadvertent elbow from Ron Ron.


Lake show shoulda closed that one out tonight! This thing's goin 7 now imo.

Yeah, Im still confident the Lakers will win but Im a lot less confident than I was after game 1. I really didnt think the Hornets had enough to win 2 against the Lakers.

Bronco Vixen
04-25-2011, 02:33 PM
Trying to figure out my feelings on the Nuggets and their future. I'm sure a novel-length post will be coming from me shortly when I get it all sorted out.

I'm not surprised they're going to lose the series, because I never felt they were going to win it. But I did expect them to take a game or two... Which is obviously still possible but I doubt it.

I'm right there with you Rhymesayers - I'm still trying to "process" it all. Thanks again for the outstanding tix to Sat's game. Despite the frustrating play, it was a ton of fun. So here's my novel:

It's like they're so close but still so far. It's really tough to figure out. I mean we shoot better than 60% from the give away line then we could even be up 2 -1. I think we played really well defensively - got quicker on our rotations- and the doubling/tripling Durant was definitely working. But then really **** the bed at critical periods when we could have built an 8 - 10 point lead - missed FTs, missed layups up close and boom, the momentum was gone. And once again, no real leader to step up during crunch time.

That said, it's not rocket science to figure out we needed to take it strong to the hole when the ENTIRE Thunder team on the floor had 4 - 4+ fouls for much of the 4th, and yet we're jacking it up from ridiculous spots on the perimeter. And I was seriously, a nanosecond away from storming the court and strangling J "Swish." He needs to go for so many reasons.

I would say Nene is a must to keep and I really want to love him, but I just can't. So many potential upsides but it just never materializes in his play consistently. Too many injuries, an absolutely inability to make 2 FTs in a row, no deadly turn around... <sigh>

Chris
04-25-2011, 02:47 PM
Pains me to say it but do the Nuggets need a superstar or another Chauncey Billups type? If the former, can they bundle a few players together and grab someone? Who might that be?

If they just need a leader... I think that just takes time. They also looked totally out of sync in these playoffs.

Karenin
04-25-2011, 03:40 PM
The Nuggets need to trade everyone they can for all the draft picks they can get, and rebuild the right way. Which they should've done in the first place by trading with NJ and getting 4 first round picks, as well as a talented young big. As it stands, they have a bunch of mediocre 6th-man types with no real talent, a recipe for a perpetual .500 team. Pretty much exactly what the Knicks were when they had all of the crappy players they unloaded on the Nuggets.

oubronco
04-25-2011, 03:46 PM
Go Thunder get the sweep

oubronco
04-25-2011, 06:21 PM
http://www.stagewhispers.net/halloween/witches/broom-sweep.gif

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 06:27 PM
The Nuggets need to trade everyone they can for all the draft picks they can get, and rebuild the right way. Which they should've done in the first place by trading with NJ and getting 4 first round picks, as well as a talented young big. As it stands, they have a bunch of mediocre 6th-man types with no real talent, a recipe for a perpetual .500 team. Pretty much exactly what the Knicks were when they had all of the crappy players they unloaded on the Nuggets.

Except this coming draft is garbage outside of the top 2 players, or so says all the analysts.

Missouribronc
04-25-2011, 06:33 PM
Except this coming draft is garbage outside of the top 2 players, or so says all the analysts.

Trading everyone away for draft picks wouldn't be wise. Denver has several building blocks, but no superstars.

Nene, Lawson, Gallinari, Afflalo and Mozgov are the players I would hold on to for sure. J.R. Smith, maybe. Maybe hold on to one or two of Chandler, Koufas and Birdman.

Jettison Martin, find a trade partner for Felton.

Then build from there. Maybe you can move into the lottery by trading Felton, but I doubt it.

That team is a solid regular season team, who won't do much in the postseason. It needs a superstar to add to all those players. And if you find one somehow, and Gallinari continues to develop, then you've got a very solid team.

I just don't know what superstar they're going to find.

oubronco
04-25-2011, 06:50 PM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzcc-xg-dSVt2M4VrwvixyMHeZGXmB8NmnIXniliPtgUWD_VzU4A

Missouribronc
04-25-2011, 06:51 PM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzcc-xg-dSVt2M4VrwvixyMHeZGXmB8NmnIXniliPtgUWD_VzU4A

I'm just going out on a limb here, but if I had to guess, I'd say you're an Oklahoma City Thunder fan.

oubronco
04-25-2011, 06:52 PM
Yes i'm a longtime Laker fan and a homer Thunder fan

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 06:53 PM
Trading everyone away for draft picks wouldn't be wise. Denver has several building blocks, but no superstars.

Nene, Lawson, Gallinari, Afflalo and Mozgov are the players I would hold on to for sure. J.R. Smith, maybe. Maybe hold on to one or two of Chandler, Koufas and Birdman.

Jettison Martin, find a trade partner for Felton.

Then build from there. Maybe you can move into the lottery by trading Felton, but I doubt it.

That team is a solid regular season team, who won't do much in the postseason. It needs a superstar to add to all those players. And if you find one somehow, and Gallinari continues to develop, then you've got a very solid team.

I just don't know what superstar they're going to find.

Pretty much agree with that 100%. For all the clamoring we did that we were excelling without Carmelo, the playoffs proved you need a star. And I'm not saying I want Carmelo back, because that team wasn't going anywhere either. But you do need a guy. If we can find a guy with this group, there's a lot of potential.

Question though, who do you want playing the 4? Nene? Isn't that his natural position? And then Mozgov would start at the 5? That could work nicely with Mozgov/Bird/Koufos, three-headed monster at 5 reminiscent of the Bulls. Nobody out of this world, be serviceable guys and a lot of fouls.

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 06:53 PM
Yes i'm a longtime Laker fan and a homer Thunder fan

So... dare I ask what happens when these teams meet in the WCF?

Quoydogs
04-25-2011, 06:58 PM
GO BLAZERS !

oubronco
04-25-2011, 06:58 PM
So... dare I ask what happens when these teams meet in the WCF?

It will be a win win for me although i believe the Thunder will take out the Lakers

I'm just not a fan of Bynum as he plays too soft and don't think the Lakers can handle the young guns

Missouribronc
04-25-2011, 06:59 PM
Pretty much agree with that 100%. For all the clamoring we did that we were excelling without Carmelo, the playoffs proved you need a star. And I'm not saying I want Carmelo back, because that team wasn't going anywhere either. But you do need a guy. If we can find a guy with this group, there's a lot of potential.

Question though, who do you want playing the 4? Nene? Isn't that his natural position? And then Mozgov would start at the 5? That could work nicely with Mozgov/Bird/Koufos, three-headed monster at 5 reminiscent of the Bulls. Nobody out of this world, be serviceable guys and a lot of fouls.

I've never understood the idea that Nene was a 5. He's a 4. He should play at 4 and he should guard the 4. The problem was Birdman/Martin aren't 5s, they are 4s, and so Karl was forced to play Nene at 5. Mozgov does have the potential to be a starting 5, IF there are scorers at the 4, 2 and 1 or 4, 3, and 2 or 3, 2, and 1.

Nene has to step up and be a true 20-10 at the four. Gallinari has to be able to be a 25-5 type of guy at the 3, and has to be able to guard a 3, and they have to find a consistent 20 point scorer at the 1 or the 2.

If those two players can step up and be that, and if Denver can find a 20-point scorer at the 2, not a streaky guy, but a true 20-point guy a night, and add Lawson at the 1 to distribute, they could be dangerous.

But, Denver needs to focus on developing Gallinari as a top scorer in the league, and Nene as a true 4, and not the 5 they've tried to play him at, and then find a consistent 2.

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 07:04 PM
I've never understood the idea that Nene was a 5. He's a 4. He should play at 4 and he should guard the 4. The problem was Birdman/Martin aren't 5s, they are 4s, and so Karl was forced to play Nene at 5. Mozgov does have the potential to be a starting 5, IF there are scorers at the 4, 2 and 1 or 4, 3, and 2 or 3, 2, and 1.

Nene has to step up and be a true 20-10 at the four. Gallinari has to be able to be a 25-5 type of guy at the 3, and has to be able to guard a 3, and they have to find a consistent 20 point scorer at the 1 or the 2.

If those two players can step up and be that, and if Denver can find a 20-point scorer at the 2, not a streaky guy, but a true 20-point guy a night, and add Lawson at the 1 to distribute, they could be dangerous.

But, Denver needs to focus on developing Gallinari as a top scorer in the league, and Nene as a true 4, and not the 5 they've tried to play him at, and then find a consistent 2.

Thanks for clearing up Nene's situation. I always had that confused. I thought there was talk that he was supposed to play 5 when Camby was dealt or something, I don't know, like I said I couldn't remember what his deal was.

Nene is kind of a bitch, to be honest with you, but for right now we need him.

As for the 2, I love AA. Maybe he's not 20 points a night, but he is 15 and he can lock down the other team's best player. I feel like our starting backcourt is locked up.

It's going to hinge on Gallo, Nene and the center-by-committee, at least for right now. I'm a huge Lawson guy, I think he is a flat-out stud. And again I really like AA. Agreed, Gallo needs to develop into the player NY thought he was. I'm not holding my breath for Nene.

Missouribronc
04-25-2011, 07:11 PM
Thanks for clearing up Nene's situation. I always had that confused. I thought there was talk that he was supposed to play 5 when Camby was dealt or something, I don't know, like I said I couldn't remember what his deal was.

Nene is kind of a b****, to be honest with you, but for right now we need him.

As for the 2, I love AA. Maybe he's not 20 points a night, but he is 15 and he can lock down the other team's best player. I feel like our starting backcourt is locked up.

It's going to hinge on Gallo, Nene and the center-by-committee, at least for right now. I'm a huge Lawson guy, I think he is a flat-out stud. And again I really like AA. Agreed, Gallo needs to develop into the player NY thought he was. I'm not holding my breath for Nene.

Camby was never really a true 5 either. Nene is the only player of Nene/Birdman/Camby/Martin that could clearly body up a 5, but he was still a 4.

That was one of the problems this team had was not having a true 5 to complement Nene who always seemed like a true 4.

Nene, as much as anyone, when he's playing well, reminds me of Karl Malone. They never found a way to win it all with Malone, but Sloan also knew to use him at the four, and the organization made sure they had enough from the 5, so Malone didn't have to move over, even when David Benoit was playing the 5 at 6-8.

Missouribronc
04-25-2011, 07:27 PM
San Antonio is in some serious trouble.

oubronco
04-25-2011, 07:35 PM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzcc-xg-dSVt2M4VrwvixyMHeZGXmB8NmnIXniliPtgUWD_VzU4Ahttp://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzcc-xg-dSVt2M4VrwvixyMHeZGXmB8NmnIXniliPtgUWD_VzU4A

oubronco
04-25-2011, 07:38 PM
http://www.stagewhispers.net/halloween/witches/broom-sweep.gifhttp://www.stagewhispers.net/halloween/witches/broom-sweep.gif

epicSocialism4tw
04-25-2011, 07:43 PM
How 'bout those Grizzlies?

Don't sleep on the Grizz. They'll take a game or two from OKC In the next round too.

They have a legit interior with Z-Bo and Gasol with a few guys who can create shots on the outside. They're young, athletic, and tough. They'll be a difficult out.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 07:49 PM
So the REAL question is........

Who will Blake Griffin be traded to next year? Good ol' Mr. Sterling will have him on the chopping block faster than he put his checkbook away when it came to paying for his assistant coach's prostate surgery.

Possibly the Nuggs?

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 07:50 PM
Camby was never really a true 5 either. Nene is the only player of Nene/Birdman/Camby/Martin that could clearly body up a 5, but he was still a 4.

That was one of the problems this team had was not having a true 5 to complement Nene who always seemed like a true 4.

Nene, as much as anyone, when he's playing well, reminds me of Karl Malone. They never found a way to win it all with Malone, but Sloan also knew to use him at the four, and the organization made sure they had enough from the 5, so Malone didn't have to move over, even when David Benoit was playing the 5 at 6-8.

Nene just frustrates the hell out of me. And maybe it's because the guy isn't a back-to-the-basket 5, but I feel like he gets the ball a lot down low and either settles for a jumper or passes the ball out without even attempting to make a move. I need the guy to be more aggressive. But maybe a position change will do it, who knows.

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 07:51 PM
So the REAL question is........

Who will Blake Griffin be traded to next year? Good ol' Mr. Sterling will have him on the chopping block faster than he put his checkbook away when it came to paying for his assistant coach's prostate surgery.

Possibly the Nuggs?

While I find the humor in this post, Sterling won't give up Blake. He's done a lot of cost-cutting things in his era as owner, but I don't think he's ever had a player as marketable as Griffin. Griffin will sell ads, will sell jerseys, etc. No way Sterling kills that golden goose.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 08:27 PM
While I find the humor in this post, Sterling won't give up Blake. He's done a lot of cost-cutting things in his era as owner, but I don't think he's ever had a player as marketable as Griffin. Griffin will sell ads, will sell jerseys, etc. No way Sterling kills that golden goose.

Suprisingly, he's spent some decent money on the franchise since moving into Staples...but I'm pretty sure his douchiness involving the homeless, baron davis, numerous women, and his assistant coach are a collective barometer on an upcoming move.

He'll be back to his penny pinching ways soon enough!

edit: Let's not forget about his incredibly narrow view of NBA history regarding Elgin Baylor...any owner who doesn't know that name is BOUND to make more stupid mistakes

epicSocialism4tw
04-25-2011, 08:29 PM
Suprisingly, he's spent some decent money on the franchise since moving into Staples...but I'm pretty sure his douchiness involving the homeless, baron davis, numerous women, and his assistant coach are a collective barometer on an upcoming move.

He'll be back to his penny pinching ways soon enough!

edit: Let's not forget about his incredibly narrow view of NBA history regarding Elgin Baylor...any owner who doesn't know that name is BOUND to make more stupid mistakes

Hey, whats up with Bryant's ankle?

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 08:42 PM
Hey, whats up with Bryant's ankle?

He's being pretty cryptic right now, won't let the team take any xrays :(
http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=6427455&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

While I DO think that Kobe is finally getting old (playing with a lot of injuries the last few years, isn't the same scoring/defensive machine he has been in the past), he's still a tough s.o.b. He'll be out there tomorrow...pretty sure he's going to do everything within his power to get number 6 this year.

Had a long chat with my dad today (loooong time lakers fan/california resident), and one of the topics was how disheartening it is when you finally realize your favorite sports icons aren't immortal. It's like one day, the masquerade is finally over, and this person you've been vehemently defending is suddenly showing their age. Kobe, when I finally take off the gold colored glasses, has lost a step. The killer instinct is still there, he still has those incredible Kobe moments where he'll drop 15 in a quarter or break your ankles with a ridiculous crossover, or slash to the rim for a reverse jam, hit a game winner, etc etc....but you can tell that he's just tired. He's still a defensive beast, but Chris Paul is REALLY exposing his inability to guard the truly quick players. It's similar to watching Champ, to me. The intelligence and acumen is there, but they're adjusting their game to compensate for physical limitations.

anywho.

He's still one of the best, and he'll play through the pain!

OrangeSe7en
04-25-2011, 08:45 PM
I heard that he's refusing an MRI.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 08:46 PM
Ya, that's what the linked article said as well. I didn't realize it, but apparently he goes to his own personal doctors for injuries.

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Ya, that's what the linked article said as well. I didn't realize it, but apparently he goes to his own personal doctors for injuries.

I'm shocked the Lakers allow that. I mean I understand Kobe is Kobe, and he's going to get what he wants. Hell, he's earned the right to do whatever he wants. But it's certainly interesting.

Bronco Vixen
04-25-2011, 09:09 PM
I swear I'm going to start bleeding from my eyes if I have to watch nene miss another free throw. Why am I watching this?

OrangeSe7en
04-25-2011, 09:11 PM
I swear I'm going to start bleeding from my eyes if I have to watch nene miss another free throw. Why am I watching this?

Can you buy eye tampons?

Chris
04-25-2011, 09:12 PM
Love the idea of us getting Griffin from the Clippers.

Question since I'm not sure - what is the difference between a 4 and a 5? You talk a power forward vs a center?

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 09:13 PM
si

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 09:16 PM
I swear I'm going to start bleeding from my eyes if I have to watch nene miss another free throw. Why am I watching this?

BECAUSE YOU CAN'T TURN AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

It's like a train wreck...you just can't help but watch, mouth agape. Different series if he could've hit free throws throughout.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 09:31 PM
This is why I don't think the Nuggs need an "all star". When guys are hitting their shots (like they did for the last few weeks of the regular season), they have plenty of firepower.

Chris
04-25-2011, 09:33 PM
Gallo is great at getting those 3 PT fouls. Feels like a soccer move.

OrangeSe7en
04-25-2011, 09:34 PM
This is why I don't think the Nuggs need an "all star". When guys are hitting their shots (like they did for the last few weeks of the regular season), they have plenty of firepower.

This is just a bad matchup for Denver. Aside from maybe San Antonio, because they have Tony Parker, its hard for opposing PGs to withstand Lawson and Felton's pace. It also doesnt help that people are just getting back from injury and OKC might be the best team in the west also.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 09:55 PM
This is just a bad matchup for Denver. Aside from maybe San Antonio, because they have Tony Parker, its hard for opposing PGs to withstand Lawson and Felton's pace. It also doesnt help that people are just getting back from injury and OKC might be the best team in the west also.

indeed. They just push and push!

At the risk of sounding cliche...the playoffs are a whole different beast, and you can tell that the nuggies haven't "played together" long enough...they're kind of figuring it out as they go. No excuses, but something to think about. The knicks, imo, had a similar problem.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 09:59 PM
J.r. is FEELIN it right now

Chris
04-25-2011, 10:00 PM
So do we really think the Nuggets can be contenders with some more experience and a few small tweaks?

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 10:01 PM
So do we really think the Nuggets can be contenders with some more experience and a few small tweaks?

That all depends on if Gallo can develop into an all-star player. If so, then I'd say yes. If not, they'll need more than a tweak.


Anyways, let's see if JR Smith can contain himself and not take 5 wild shots down the stretch to shoot us out of this.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 10:04 PM
There's one

RhymesayersDU
04-25-2011, 10:08 PM
Huge second half by Gallo, which is encouraging.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 10:09 PM
Doin BIG thangs. He's like the longer haired, better shooting version of kleiza ;)

Bronco Vixen
04-25-2011, 10:24 PM
Can you buy eye tampons?

I'm about to buy a tampon for perkins. Come on nuggies, take this one!

Bronco Vixen
04-25-2011, 10:30 PM
So proud of them. They could've just laid down after 2 tough losses.

serious hops
04-25-2011, 10:33 PM
LMAO

Charles Barkley: "Anybody got any ice?"

Ernie Johnson: "For what?"

Barkley: "Rusell Westbrook's arm. Pass the ball, dude!"

epicSocialism4tw
04-25-2011, 10:35 PM
He's being pretty cryptic right now, won't let the team take any xrays :(
http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=6427455&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

While I DO think that Kobe is finally getting old (playing with a lot of injuries the last few years, isn't the same scoring/defensive machine he has been in the past), he's still a tough s.o.b. He'll be out there tomorrow...pretty sure he's going to do everything within his power to get number 6 this year.

Had a long chat with my dad today (loooong time lakers fan/california resident), and one of the topics was how disheartening it is when you finally realize your favorite sports icons aren't immortal. It's like one day, the masquerade is finally over, and this person you've been vehemently defending is suddenly showing their age. Kobe, when I finally take off the gold colored glasses, has lost a step. The killer instinct is still there, he still has those incredible Kobe moments where he'll drop 15 in a quarter or break your ankles with a ridiculous crossover, or slash to the rim for a reverse jam, hit a game winner, etc etc....but you can tell that he's just tired. He's still a defensive beast, but Chris Paul is REALLY exposing his inability to guard the truly quick players. It's similar to watching Champ, to me. The intelligence and acumen is there, but they're adjusting their game to compensate for physical limitations.

anywho.

He's still one of the best, and he'll play through the pain!

Colby Bryant has been playing in the league since what...1996? Colby is old. He has been in the league for 15 years. 15 years. Fifteen.

The Lakers' post season success this year lays at the feet of the young big man. Its Bynum's time.

epicSocialism4tw
04-25-2011, 10:37 PM
LMAO

Charles Barkley: "Anybody got any ice?"

Ernie Johnson: "For what?"

Barkley: "Rusell Westbrook's arm. Pass the ball, dude!"

Gotta love Barkley.

Boobs McGee
04-25-2011, 10:39 PM
Lol is that chuck kenny or Chris sayin gallinari?

OrangeSe7en
04-25-2011, 10:40 PM
It sucks for teh Nuggets that they had to face OKC, who is probably playing the best basketball in teh west right now. And maybe the best in the NBA overall. The Nuggets played insanely well and still barely won.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-25-2011, 10:48 PM
Enjoyed watching Nene punk Porkins.

Told ya so! Ha!

Missouribronc
04-26-2011, 05:38 AM
So do we really think the Nuggets can be contenders with some more experience and a few small tweaks?

If by a "few small tweaks" you mean adding one all-star caliber player at the 2 or 3, and Gallinari becomes an all-star caliber player, then yes.

THE719!
04-26-2011, 05:44 AM
I hate to be negative but Denver will get stomped on Wednesday

Missouribronc
04-26-2011, 06:18 AM
I hate to be negative but we will get stomped on Wednesday

I'm assuming "we" is Denver, and if "we" is Denver, I would agree.

THE719!
04-26-2011, 06:26 AM
I'm assuming "we" is Denver, and if "we" is Denver, I would agree.

yes I mean Denver

oubronco
04-26-2011, 06:27 AM
Damn that was a fun game to watch, too bad the Thunder didn't close it out.

Requiem
04-26-2011, 06:53 AM
Rooting for the Magic is like being stuck in purgatory. Hawks have played well. Kudos.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 09:12 AM
Rooting for the Magic is like being stuck in purgatory. Hawks have played well. Kudos.

Yeah, it sucks knowing that Howard is likely bolting after this season too. Bad time to be a Magic fan.

SoonerBronco
04-26-2011, 10:39 AM
Congrats to the Nuggs...They were shooting lights out!

Westbrook...what the hell?

So with Nene tackling Perkins, are we even with no calls now?

oubronco
04-26-2011, 10:40 AM
Congrats to the Nuggs...They were shooting lights out!

Westbrook...what the hell?

So with Nene tackling Perkins, are we even with no calls now?

Doubt it :~ohyah!:

SoonerBronco
04-26-2011, 10:40 AM
Enjoyed watching Nene punk Porkins.

Told ya so! Ha!

Well, I guess you need something to be happy about since Chris Paul keeps punking the Lakers.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 10:46 AM
Is Colby Bryant playing tonight?

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 10:48 AM
It looks like the Grizz might win their first playoff series, and have already won more playoff games with this group then Pau Gasol was ever able to lead them to. Not that that would be that difficult though, because they were 0-16 with Pau Gasol. Without Big Bird the Grizz are 3-1 in the playoffs.

crush17
04-26-2011, 11:25 AM
Congrats to the Nuggs...They were shooting lights out!

Westbrook...what the hell?

So with Nene tackling Perkins, are we even with no calls now?

Not. Even. Close.

The refs have been so one sided towards OKC throughout this entire series its a joke.

Perkins is a giant axe wound.

crush17
04-26-2011, 11:28 AM
It looks like the Grizz might win their first playoff series, and have already won more playoff games with this group then Pau Gasol was ever able to lead them to. Not that that would be that difficult though, because they were 0-16 with Pau Gasol. Without Big Bird the Grizz are 3-1 in the playoffs.

Cool story, Hansel.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 11:37 AM
Cool story, Hansel.

True story.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 01:31 PM
<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iVf1jQm7gUk?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/iVf1jQm7gUk?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

Funny site: http://topflops.com/

Missouribronc
04-26-2011, 02:12 PM
<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iVf1jQm7gUk?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/iVf1jQm7gUk?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

Funny site: http://topflops.com/

That video isn't legit without Manu Ginobili.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 02:14 PM
That video isn't legit without Manu Ginobili.

I'm sure he's there somewhere. He's the undisputed champion flopper for sure.

SoonerBronco
04-26-2011, 02:45 PM
Colby and Pau Gasoft....

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 02:57 PM
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn200/nbacardDOTnet/zz%20NBA%20Photo%20Gallery/z%20Funny%20NBA%20Photos/Funny%20Reaction/Flopping/nowitzkiflop_odom.gif

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 03:00 PM
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MTdERYOtqsg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

gotta be one of the best ever

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 03:06 PM
<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MTdERYOtqsg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

gotta be one of the best ever

See...you've gotta be able to do what they do in soccer with these guys. They can throw you out of the game in soccer if you do an obvious flop.


They should start giving people technicals for obvious flops like that. Basketball is hard to officiate because there's alot of contact and players are sneaky with it, but flat-out-flops like that where everyone in the building is embarrassed to see it...those plays should be officiated against.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 03:07 PM
Agreed.

edit: it would be pretty tough in some instances, but when it's THAT blatant, then I'd agree completely.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 03:09 PM
gotta be one of the best ever

<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8ukde193ivM?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8ukde193ivM?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

phibacka31
04-26-2011, 03:09 PM
Hoping my Pacers can get another win tonight. Very happy with how this young team has played;D

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 03:09 PM
hahahhahahaha oh robert

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 03:10 PM
Another funny one:
<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/aySGUzzxjGE?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/aySGUzzxjGE?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 03:12 PM
An NBA flop off by two of the all-time great floppers:
<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mNxiWES8G0o?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mNxiWES8G0o?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 03:16 PM
<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bjd07JiMF88?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/bjd07JiMF88?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 03:18 PM
Definitely gotta come down to Ginobili, Vlade, or Fish for all time worst floppers

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 03:21 PM
Definitely gotta come down to Ginobili, Vlade, or Fish for all time worst floppers

That certainly is the triumvirate.

In fact, I have heard in interviews that NBA guys credit Vlade with bringing the flop to the NBA.

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 07:19 PM
Hoping my Pacers can get another win tonight. Very happy with how this young team has played;D

They played like a bunch of goons.

oubronco
04-26-2011, 07:26 PM
Not. Even. Close.

The refs have been so one sided towards OKC throughout this entire series its a joke.

You apparently haven't watched the last 2 games but it's alright it'll work itself out in the end ;D

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 07:32 PM
Wow, the Bulls are taking the Pacers behind the woodshed. Noah really deserves big credit for getting it going. Now Indiana is helpless against an avalanche of Bulls awesomeness.

And Indiana with a tech. Theyre just unraveling. Noah started the game taking it to their midsection and it never stopped.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 07:35 PM
You've gotta be jhns. Your love of chicago is eerily reminiscent...

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 07:38 PM
You've gotta be jhns. Your love of chicago is eerily reminiscent...

Meh, there are a lot of Bulls fans.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 07:41 PM
Meh, there are a lot of Bulls fans.

There were alot of them in Indiana for the last game.

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 07:47 PM
There were alot of them in Indiana for the last game.

Ha. Yeah, I saw that. Theyve been big at road games in the 2nd half.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 07:50 PM
Ha. Yeah, I saw that. Theyve been big at road games in the 2nd half.

It made me want Indiana to win the game, and it made it more satisfying when they actually did.

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 07:51 PM
It made me want Indiana to win the game, and it made it more satisfying when they actually did.

It must really suck for you tonight then.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 07:55 PM
It must really suck for you tonight then.

Nah, I really dont care who wins.

I like Rose, Noah, and Deng. Boozer is a douche, but I usually pull for those other three guys. Rose is a good kid with a good head on his shoulders.

I'll probably quit liking the Bulls if and when he gets the Stern free throw mandate, but as of right now I hope they kick the crap out of those nancyboys in Miami and make the Finals.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:03 PM
Wow, fish must read the mane...he's playing like a man possessed right now! Hornets are shooting incredibly well right now

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 08:04 PM
Nah, I really dont care who wins.

I like Rose, Noah, and Deng. Boozer is a douche, but I usually pull for those other three guys. Rose is a good kid with a good head on his shoulders.

I'll probably quit liking the Bulls if and when he gets the Stern free throw mandate, but as of right now I hope they kick the crap out of those nancyboys in Miami and make the Finals.

Hah. Yeah, Boozer has been awful. Its a little satisfying that for all the changes they made to the team, Rose, Noah, and Deng are still the foundation of the team and they step up big time in big games. Noah was kind of off his game going into the playoffs, then suddenly the flip was switched and you could see the old Noah emerge. I love that dude. You don't have to worry about him showing up when it matters. And Deng is just one hard working dude. He logs a ton of minutes in spited of having a lot of tough covers.

Im actually pulling for Boston to beat Miami. I want the Celtics. We owe them from 2 years ago. It would be a series 2 years in the making but, whatever, gotta get past Atlanta/Orlando first.

Im just glad Rose made it through this game without any obvious injuries.

Glad we brought in Korver but the team has definitely been better with Taj and not Boozer on the floor. Boozer has just been playing incredibly selfish basketball. He gets stupid fouls doing his own thing and that causes him to not face up to someone on defense to prevent a drive. Its not even that he has sucked on offense but its how selfishly he plays that bothers me most.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:05 PM
Ffs, okafor is ALWAYS crying. And even when he isn't actually crying, he LOOKS like he's crying.

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 08:07 PM
Ffs, okafor is ALWAYS crying. And even when he isn't actually crying, he LOOKS like he's crying.

Do you think its gas?

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 08:10 PM
Ffs, okafor is ALWAYS crying. And even when he isn't actually crying, he LOOKS like he's crying.

He, Fisher, and Colby can have a crybaby-face-off tonight. We'll see who comes out on top.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 08:11 PM
That dude Gray is a load.

oubronco
04-26-2011, 08:12 PM
Bynum is too soft of a player he should be a force inside but he doesn't take it to the hoop strong

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 08:12 PM
That headband makes Steve Blake look tough.

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 08:13 PM
That headband makes Steve Blake look tough.

Steve "8 Mile" Blake?

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:14 PM
No triumvirate there, okafor is head and shoulders above the rest. And glad to see you've picked up that awesome middle school name changing habit...its super witty and totally clever

oubronco
04-26-2011, 08:15 PM
That was a hard no foul there

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:15 PM
well, not a whole lot you can do when a team is shooting almost 90% :(

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 08:16 PM
LA needs to wake up. Colby's feet arent as good as they can be tonight. They cant slouch through this game and wait for Colby to turn it around. Not that he cant, but the dude is hurt and you dont want to put that kind of pressure on him in the first round...those injuries linger if you dont manage them properly.

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 08:16 PM
Its a little baffling that Atlanta would go up 3-1 and come out in a possible elimination game and lose by 25. I can see losing but by 25? WTH!

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 08:19 PM
One thing thats really impressive about the Lakers is when you realize that New Orleans could win tonight but the series is far from over. But then you also wonder how it even got to this point. Credit New Orleans though. Theyve been scrappy.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 08:20 PM
Steve "8 Mile" Blake?

Its in the family. Steve's dad at work:
http://techreport.com/r.x/2008_1_14_OCZ_preps_neural_headband_controller_for _release/schuette-large.jpg

OrangeSe7en
04-26-2011, 08:24 PM
Reggie Miller is an awful announcer.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:35 PM
Reggie Miller is an awful announcer.

As a Lakers fan, even I'M getting sick of the gold and purple ball gargling

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:40 PM
Whooooooooeee!

Chris
04-26-2011, 08:43 PM
Ffs, okafor is ALWAYS crying. And even when he isn't actually crying, he LOOKS like he's crying.

Shawn Kemp much?

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 08:44 PM
That was a heck of a dunk by Colby. He got in a shot on Okafor with his left elbow there too.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 08:48 PM
Colby ended the half pretty well, but if you're LA you dont want to have to depend on him entirely to beat the #7 seed Hornets.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:50 PM
Shawn Kemp much?

Bingo

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Colby ended the half pretty well, but if you're LA you dont want to have to depend on him entirely to beat the #7 seed Hornets.

Really? Even if he HAS lost a step, he's still PLENTY capable of taking a game over.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 08:54 PM
Making Okafor his biotch...from game 2 -

http://images.watoday.com.au/2011/04/21/2320094/gal_536341815-600x400.jpg

Got some posters from this series ;D

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 09:01 PM
Really? Even if he HAS lost a step, he's still PLENTY capable of taking a game over.

Sure, but I'm talking about his ankle. The have what...5 players who would start on the Hornets? They should be able to dust that team off and move on.

Letting this series linger too long could come back to bite them in the butt later down the road.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 09:14 PM
Ankle looks pretty good to me

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 09:21 PM
Ankle looks pretty good to me

It ain't gonna look good in 12 hours.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 09:23 PM
He has magical elves that'll do work tomorrow. And by magical elves I mean white women.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 10:06 PM
Close the door...the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting
hard, and the jello's jiggling

HAT
04-26-2011, 10:08 PM
Close the door...the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting
hard, and the jello's jiggling

:thumbs:

Still miss him.

Boobs McGee
04-26-2011, 10:13 PM
Me too :( r.I.p. chick

Jason in LA
04-26-2011, 10:25 PM
I'm about to walk into the Lakers lockerroom. I'm pretty sure the first question to Kobe will be about that dunk.

epicSocialism4tw
04-26-2011, 10:37 PM
I'm about to walk into the Lakers lockerroom. I'm pretty sure the first question to Kobe will be about that dunk.


Quit staring at Steve Blake's package.

24champ
04-26-2011, 11:18 PM
Close the door...the lights are out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting
hard, and the jello's jiggling

Best quote ever. I miss his voice on the games.

Woot! Black Mamba is alive and kicking!

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn31/JayEnGee/1-3.gif

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn31/JayEnGee/2-1.gif


!Booya!

Jason in LA
04-27-2011, 02:41 AM
Quit staring at Steve Blake's package.

Thankfully none of the players are nude in the lockerroom.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-27-2011, 04:04 AM
http://oi54.tinypic.com/34qr33s.jpg

OrangeSe7en
04-27-2011, 07:21 PM
And back come the Grizzlies. I remember when Chicago played them late in the season. I remember wondering how this was a team on the verge of not making the playoffs. They were really good.

Chris
04-27-2011, 07:29 PM
Let's go Nuggets

oubronco
04-27-2011, 07:33 PM
Let's Go Thunder

Chris
04-27-2011, 07:40 PM
Wow. Thunder are doing some epic flops tonight.

DHallblows
04-27-2011, 07:59 PM
David Stern is probably having a mini heart attack watching San Antonio/Memphis

OrangeSe7en
04-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Its a 2.

DHallblows
04-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Its a 2.

Agreed

DHallblows
04-27-2011, 08:26 PM
The way Durant and Westbrook play basketball is exactly why I don't watch basketball. Honestly the FT differential is what's wrong with the NBA.

OrangeSe7en
04-27-2011, 08:39 PM
Felton takes a lot of bad shots.

Chris
04-27-2011, 08:51 PM
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HEART

Chris
04-27-2011, 08:58 PM
How many times is Nene going to have an open dunk that he flugs? How many times is he going to get blocked?

RhymesayersDU
04-27-2011, 09:00 PM
If there's a substance softer than toilet paper, that's what Nene is.

Chris
04-27-2011, 09:19 PM
**** THIS RIGGED BULL****

THIS IS THE MOST RIGGED MAJOR SPORT ON THE PLANET

Hercules Rockefeller
04-27-2011, 09:21 PM
8 v 5

DHallblows
04-27-2011, 09:21 PM
Free Throws OKC-42
Free Throws DEN-21

**** the NBA

BroncoLifer
04-27-2011, 09:23 PM
**** THIS RIGGED BULL****

THIS IS THE MOST RIGGED MAJOR SPORT ON THE PLANET

Been obvious for years.

AZorange1
04-27-2011, 09:24 PM
If there's a substance softer than toilet paper, that's what Nene is.

The guy gave the game to OKC in spite of the rest of the effort by the other Nuggets. I lost count of the lay-ups and Jams he missed with his awesome vertical leap of 12".

epicSocialism4tw
04-27-2011, 09:24 PM
**** THIS RIGGED BULL****

THIS IS THE MOST RIGGED MAJOR SPORT ON THE PLANET

WWF, baby.

You guys were set up to get knocked down.

bronco militia
04-27-2011, 09:25 PM
the noguts choked down the stretch

bronco militia
04-27-2011, 09:26 PM
http://www.cagetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/rear-naked-choke.jpg

Chris
04-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Did anyone see that backcourt violation get overruled by the other ref? Total BS. That was a BLATANT backcourt.

**** the NBA. If I ever see David Stern i'm ****ting on my hand and throwing it at him.

RhymesayersDU
04-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Wow, what a bunch of idiots.

You people can't be serious. I realize there was a FT discrepancy, a large one. But we were up 9 with 3 minutes left and completely gave them this game with missed shots, FTs, etc.

We haven't been able to close out games all season.

But yeah, blame it on the refs. Cry babies, the whole lot of you.

This game is on us. Period.

bronco militia
04-27-2011, 09:28 PM
denver is the new choke city

OrangeSe7en
04-27-2011, 09:29 PM
denver is the new choke city

No, thats Houston forever and for always.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-27-2011, 09:40 PM
Wow! Y'all got jobbed on that backcourt violation call (to say nothing of the disparity in FTAs.) That wasn't a very smart decision by Aflalo in the final seconds. Tough break!

AZorange1
04-27-2011, 09:45 PM
denver is the new choke city

Not a chance, San Diego hands down. They finally surpassed Cleveland

Bronco Vixen
04-27-2011, 09:46 PM
denver is the new choke city

No way. This is a team that's been playing together for like a week with no huge star, against a really really good team with arguably the best player in the league, not to mention a few devastatingly horrific calls against them, and despite all of that, if they could just make a ****ing FT, hell if they shoot even 70% from the line, they're potentially up at least 3-2 in this series. All in all, a pretty gutsy effort if you ask me.

All of that said, I'd still like to punch nene in the goddamned teeth

RhymesayersDU
04-27-2011, 09:49 PM
Yeah, Nene is a complete disaster. I'd keep Kenyon, I'd even keep JR and his ridiculous shot selection if it meant unloading Nene.

Bronco Vixen
04-27-2011, 09:50 PM
Yeah, Nene is a complete disaster. I'd keep Kenyon, I'd even keep JR and his ridiculous shot selection if it meant unloading Nene.

Agreed

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-27-2011, 10:00 PM
No way. This is a team that's been playing together for like a week with no huge star, against a really really good team with arguably the best player in the league, not to mention a few devastatingly horrific calls against them, and despite all of that, if they could just make a ****ing FT, hell if they shoot even 70% from the line, they're potentially up at least 3-2 in this series. All in all, a pretty gutsy effort if you ask me.

All of that said, I'd still like to punch nene in the goddamned teeth

Yeah, as much as it pains me to say, I think most fans who follows the NBA expected DEN to fold when Melo left town, so their fans really shouldn't be too down on themselves.

Anyway, provided OKC doesn't dodge us in the WCF (and provided Kobe's ankle holds up) we'll take care of 'em for you. ;D

enjolras
04-27-2011, 10:01 PM
OKC is going to destroy the Lakers

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-27-2011, 10:07 PM
OKC is going to destroy the Lakers

:rofl:

They might have a shot if Kobe's ankle doesn't hold up, but aside from that scenario, there's no reason to take that bet.

OrangeSe7en
04-27-2011, 10:12 PM
:rofl:

They might have a shot if Kobe's ankle doesn't hold up, but aside from that scenario, there's no reason to take that bet.

Westbrook presents a problem.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-27-2011, 10:16 PM
Westbrook presents a problem.

CP3 > Westbrook.

Last meeting in the playoffs, Kobe owned Westbrook.

Artest shut Durant down for most of the series.

The only reason OKC was even in that series is because they got a truckload of help from the refs in games 3 and 4.

Lakers still took that series in 6 with our starting center playing on one leg.

This time around, Porkins will be sh*tting himself every time he sees Andrew Bynum coming at him.

24champ
04-28-2011, 12:09 AM
OKC is going to destroy the Lakers

No they won't.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd314/NiGHTS8888/slothshades-1.gif

epicSocialism4tw
04-28-2011, 12:18 AM
No they won't.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd314/NiGHTS8888/slothshades-1.gif

Thats a great gif!

Sloths = greatness.

THE719!
04-28-2011, 05:41 AM
Denver will never be good enough to win a championship. For the people that want to blame the refs remember, it was Chandler that let Durant have that free basket. In addition, you have to look at the NBA has a whole, super star players want to play with each other. Which really to me is no big deal just do not be so pompous about it, who would not want to go to New York and play for them. Chandler already said he wanted to go back to New York, so did Felton. You know we would be stupid enough to re- sign Nene, Jr and Martin. In addition, no superstar wants to play in Denver, and the draft is a joke because kids leave before they are even developed. So let’s face it now, Denver will never win a championship.

OrangeSe7en
04-28-2011, 05:49 AM
CP3 > Westbrook.

Last meeting in the playoffs, Kobe owned Westbrook.

Artest shut Durant down for most of the series.

The only reason OKC was even in that series is because they got a truckload of help from the refs in games 3 and 4.

Lakers still took that series in 6 with our starting center playing on one leg.

This time around, Porkins will be sh*tting himself every time he sees Andrew Bynum coming at him.

Who on the Lakers can stay in front of Westbrook? Its not Fisher and probably not Kobe.

RhymesayersDU
04-28-2011, 05:54 AM
CP3 > Westbrook.

Last meeting in the playoffs, Kobe owned Westbrook.

Artest shut Durant down for most of the series.

The only reason OKC was even in that series is because they got a truckload of help from the refs in games 3 and 4.

Lakers still took that series in 6 with our starting center playing on one leg.

This time around, Porkins will be sh*tting himself every time he sees Andrew Bynum coming at him.

LABF, you seriously don't think that series is going 6 or 7?

I've learned to never count the Lakers out, but that series could go either way. I mean come on now, even you'd have to admit that.

I'm not guaranteeing an OKC win, but I'd say it's a coin flip.

oubronco
04-28-2011, 06:00 AM
Denver got Thunderstruck!!

It was a good game if the Nuggies could make a FT they probably win last night

LA I hate to say it but Bynum is the softest center in the NBA if they meet up I wouldn't guarantee LA beats the Thunder this year

Inkana7
04-28-2011, 06:13 AM
CP3 > Westbrook.

Last meeting in the playoffs, Kobe owned Westbrook.

Artest shut Durant down for most of the series.

The only reason OKC was even in that series is because they got a truckload of help from the refs in games 3 and 4.

Lakers still took that series in 6 with our starting center playing on one leg.

This time around, Porkins will be sh*tting himself every time he sees Andrew Bynum coming at him.

Hahaha ok dude, if that's what you believe..

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-28-2011, 06:50 AM
Who on the Lakers can stay in front of Westbrook? Its not Fisher and probably not Kobe.

Kobe did a good job guarding him last time we met OKC in the playoffs.

But it's really all about the Lakers playing solid team D, i.e., continuing the kinds of things that have worked against CP3 in the current series.

LA I hate to say it but Bynum is the softest center in the NBA ...

:rofl:

Are you sh*tting me?

You clearly don't know jack about the NBA.

oubronco
04-28-2011, 06:55 AM
Kobe did a good job guarding him last time we met OKC in the playoffs.

But it's really all about the Lakers playing solid team D, i.e., continuing the kinds of things that have worked against CP3 in the current series.



:rofl:

Are you sh*tting me?

You clearly don't know jack about the NBA.

Hey i've been a Lakers fan forever and I can't stand Bynum and his weak game

After all the great centers the Lakers have had over the years he plays like a small forward instead of a center

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-28-2011, 07:00 AM
LABF, you seriously don't think that series is going 6 or 7?

Why wouldn't I?

We were 2-1 against OKC in the regular season, and the only reason OKC won the last meeting is because the Lakers were mailing in games at that point and looking ahead to the playoffs.

Last year when we met OKC in the playoffs, we took the series in six with our starting center playing on one leg and playing 5 on 8 in games 3 and 4.

Unless you think Porkins gives them some sort of advantage...? Ha!

I've learned to never count the Lakers out, but that series could go either way. I mean come on now, even you'd have to admit that.

I'm not guaranteeing an OKC win, but I'd say it's a coin flip.

The only concern I have is Kobe's ankle going forward. Aside from that, we're talking about a team that just won its first playoff series vs. the two time defending champs here.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-28-2011, 07:04 AM
Hey i've been a Lakers fan forever and I can't stand Bynum and his weak game

After all the great centers the Lakers have had over the years he plays like a small forward instead of a center

Holy crap! :oyvey:

For a "Lakers fan" you obviously don't follow the Lakers much.

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
04-28-2011, 07:08 AM
Hahaha ok dude, if that's what you believe..

I notice you didn't actually dispute any of the points I made.

SoonerBronco
04-28-2011, 08:34 AM
CP3 > Westbrook.

Last meeting in the playoffs, Kobe owned Westbrook.
Artest shut Durant down for most of the series.

The only reason OKC was even in that series is because they got a truckload of help from the refs in games 3 and 4.

Lakers still took that series in 6 with our starting center playing on one leg.

This time around, Porkins will be sh*tting himself every time he sees Andrew Bynum coming at him.

Wow, you complain about others being homers and not "knowing the NBA"...

Kobe has trouble with Westbrook period...he can't keep up with his quickness, not many can to be honest.

Here is Westbrooks stat line for that series...

Game 1: 23 pts, 4 reb, 8 ast, 3 stl
Game 2: 19 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl
Game 3: 27 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl
Game 4: 18 pts, 8 reb, 6 ast, o stl
Game 5: 15 pts, 5 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl
Game 6, 21 pts, 5 reb, 9 ast, 3 stl

I would not say the Kobe owned anything but maybe a couple coeds at a local nightclub...it definitley was not Westbrook...

SoonerBronco
04-28-2011, 08:38 AM
Why wouldn't I?

We were 2-1 against OKC in the regular season, and the only reason OKC won the last meeting is because the Lakers were mailing in games at that point and looking ahead to the playoffs.

Last year when we met OKC in the playoffs, we took the series in six with our starting center playing on one leg and playing 5 on 8 in games 3 and 4.

Unless you think Porkins gives them some sort of advantage...? Ha!



The only concern I have is Kobe's ankle going forward. Aside from that, we're talking about a team that just won its first playoff series vs. the two time defending champs here.

Mailing it in??? WOW! you are a homer...that game was knotted at LA with 2 minutes left and Kobe and the boys completely choked it off...

Like I said before, with Perk the Celtics were going to win that series...when he went down, so did they.

Discount it all you want, but this is not your year...NOLA with Emeka Okafor in the middle is giving you guys problems in the first round...You will be fortunate to make it past Dallas...

maven
04-28-2011, 11:02 AM
Denver will never be good enough to win a championship. For the people that want to blame the refs remember, it was Chandler that let Durant have that free basket. In addition, you have to look at the NBA has a whole, super star players want to play with each other. Which really to me is no big deal just do not be so pompous about it, who would not want to go to New York and play for them. Chandler already said he wanted to go back to New York, so did Felton. You know we would be stupid enough to re- sign Nene, Jr and Martin. In addition, no superstar wants to play in Denver, and the draft is a joke because kids leave before they are even developed. So letís face it now, Denver will never win a championship.

Things might change after the lockout.

It's not like Denver built a strong supporting cast around Melo anyway. Kmart max + tons of draft picks, traded J. Nelson. Nene is a 4, yet he's always in the middle. It's not like Denver made great moves since Melo was drafted.

Signing Karl to another contract was stupid. The list goes on and on.

24champ
04-28-2011, 11:08 AM
Mailing it in??? WOW! you are a homer...that game was knotted at LA with 2 minutes left and Kobe and the boys completely choked it off...

Like I said before, with Perk the Celtics were going to win that series...when he went down, so did they.

Discount it all you want, but this is not your year...NOLA with Emeka Okafor in the middle is giving you guys problems in the first round...You will be fortunate to make it past Dallas...


http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkbyx3hVn11qcl4vpo1_500.jpg

broncofan2438
04-28-2011, 12:12 PM
Denver will never be good enough to win a championship. For the people that want to blame the refs remember, it was Chandler that let Durant have that free basket. In addition, you have to look at the NBA has a whole, super star players want to play with each other. Which really to me is no big deal just do not be so pompous about it, who would not want to go to New York and play for them. Chandler already said he wanted to go back to New York, so did Felton. You know we would be stupid enough to re- sign Nene, Jr and Martin. In addition, no superstar wants to play in Denver, and the draft is a joke because kids leave before they are even developed. So letís face it now, Denver will never win a championship.

Hey, thanks for your superb input. Wow, are you a genius or what?

epicSocialism4tw
04-28-2011, 12:21 PM
Hey, thanks for your superb input. Wow, are you a genius or what?

Honestly, Denver needs a player like Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki or Tim Duncan to win a championship. They need a superstar guy who is loyal to his franchise and his fans; who is more interested in basketball than hanging out at clubs with his crew. Those players are becoming rare. I think that Rose and Durant are those kinds of guys, but I'm hard-pressed to see any others. Maybe John Wall.

Its a shame that Billups didnt end up in Denver in his prime. Billups would have been that kind of player for Denver.

Missouribronc
04-28-2011, 12:22 PM
Honestly, Denver needs a player like Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki or Tim Duncan to win a championship.

Two of these things aren't like the other...

epicSocialism4tw
04-28-2011, 12:24 PM
Two of these things aren't like the other...

Did you feel that?

That was the point flying right over your head. :rofl:

gunns
04-28-2011, 12:41 PM
Such a dilemma, watch the draft faithfully or watch the Lakers lose and Kobe's face screw up???

Ah hell there will be plenty of chances to watch Kobe's screwed up face and the Lakers lose...the total draft it is!

maven
04-28-2011, 01:05 PM
I'd rather watch the playoffs tonight and just read the updates on whom is selected. Playoffs versus players who haven't played a down in the nfl. i'll go with the nba playoffs.

THE719!
04-28-2011, 01:11 PM
O.T did anybody just watch sportsnation on ESPN right now? they made it seem like the Thunder beat Denver by 30.... Come on man.....

RhymesayersDU
04-28-2011, 01:24 PM
I'd rather watch the playoffs tonight and just read the updates on whom is selected. Playoffs versus players who haven't played a down in the nfl. i'll go with the nba playoffs.

Seriously, I don't get how people can watch the draft outside of things involved with their team. I'll watch the first 20 minutes and that's it.

epicSocialism4tw
04-28-2011, 01:28 PM
Seriously, I don't get how people can watch the draft outside of things involved with their team. I'll watch the first 20 minutes and that's it.

Me too.

Of course some NBA games are like that too.

gunns
04-28-2011, 01:32 PM
I'd rather watch the playoffs tonight and just read the updates on whom is selected. Playoffs versus players who haven't played a down in the nfl. i'll go with the nba playoffs.

Well my team has been sitting, waiting for several days. The only other thing I want to see is the Lakers losing. And that opportunity will present itself here very soon again.

epicSocialism4tw
04-28-2011, 11:18 PM
Hawks dispose of Orlando.

Lakers beat pesky Hornets.

Mavs oust Blazers.


Charles Barkley picked Dallas to beat LA...saying that LA didnt have anyone who could guard Dirk. Couldnt believe my ears. LA is the clear favorite. Dallas cant handle Bynum and has trouble with Artest's rebounding and scrappy play. They can make Bryant work and make Gasol work, but without Caron Butler, Dallas just doesnt have the strength at forward to fight with Artest. Caron is supposedly cleared for contact play next week some time, but the likelyhood that he returns for this series is very low.

24champ
04-28-2011, 11:38 PM
Charles Barkley picked Dallas to beat LA...saying that LA didnt have anyone who could guard Dirk. Couldnt believe my ears. LA is the clear favorite. Dallas cant handle Bynum and has trouble with Artest's rebounding and scrappy play. They can make Bryant work and make Gasol work, but without Caron Butler, Dallas just doesnt have the strength at forward to fight with Artest. Caron is supposedly cleared for contact play next week some time, but the likelyhood that he returns for this series is very low.

RT @danielbuerge_LA: Fan in the Rose Garden yells 'You're gonna get smoked by the Lakers.' :rofl:

epicSocialism4tw
04-28-2011, 11:53 PM
RT @danielbuerge_LA: Fan in the Rose Garden yells 'You're gonna get smoked by the Lakers.' :rofl:

Those Portland fans are like a bunch of feminists on PMS.

OBF1
04-28-2011, 11:56 PM
Yeah, Lakers could lose a best of 7 vs the mavericks.... and the tooth fairy is real too

SoCalBronco
04-29-2011, 12:07 AM
Yeah, Lakers could lose a best of 7 vs the mavericks.... and the tooth fairy is real too

I don't think you guys will lose to the Mavericks, but you could have a hell of a time with the Thunder.

24champ
04-29-2011, 12:34 AM
I don't think you guys will lose to the Mavericks, but you could have a hell of a time with the Thunder.

Lakers won't be denied. Car flags are up on the freeways and the parade is set in June.

http://i42.tinypic.com/2zrjk9i.jpg

RhymesayersDU
04-29-2011, 05:58 AM
Lakers/Mavs should be good.

Pretty excited for tonight's Spurs/Grizz.

Grizz better close it out tonight, because the Spurs will win game 7.

gunns
04-29-2011, 06:03 AM
Lakers/Mavs should be good.

Pretty excited for tonight's Spurs/Grizz.

Grizz better close it out tonight, because the Spurs will win game 7.

I thought the Lakers would play OK. Was that predicated on the view that Dallas would do their annual choke?

bombay
05-01-2011, 01:55 PM
The best Gasol in the NBA is now the guy in Memphis. That's a hell of a team. Obtaining Battier for the stretch was brilliant, too.

RhymesayersDU
05-01-2011, 05:23 PM
The Heat/Celts series should be very entertaining. I'm not a Heat hater like so many people across the globe, but at the same time I don't really care who wins. I want this series to go 7 games, with each game being good.

Paul Pierce getting tossed was wild.

maven
05-01-2011, 05:40 PM
The Heat/Celts series should be very entertaining. I'm not a Heat hater like so many people across the globe, but at the same time I don't really care who wins. I want this series to go 7 games, with each game being good.

Paul Pierce getting tossed was wild.


I do not. Would love a sweep, but Heat in 5 is my guess.

3 more wins to go!

8')

epicSocialism4tw
05-01-2011, 05:44 PM
The Heat/Celts series should be very entertaining. I'm not a Heat hater like so many people across the globe, but at the same time I don't really care who wins. I want this series to go 7 games, with each game being good.

Paul Pierce getting tossed was wild.

If by "wild" you mean "WWF-like" then I agree wholeheartedly.

SoonerBronco
05-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Was at the OKC game today. Man, we really stunk it up. The boards were what really killed us in this one, that and Zach Randolph couldn't miss. Props to Memphis...

Karenin
05-02-2011, 11:40 AM
osubroncos or whatever his name is, is conspicuously absent today. Guess he doesn't feel the need to keep puffing his chest out after the Thunder got embarrassed.

oubronco
05-02-2011, 11:49 AM
osubroncos or whatever his name is, is conspicuously absent today. Guess he doesn't feel the need to keep puffing his chest out after the Thunder got embarrassed.

I'm here karen don't worry about me as for the Thunder they will come to play next game.

Their biggest problems are their interior defense and Westbrook taking to many wild shots, it wouldn't hurt him to pass the ball more and get other poeple involved other than Durant

epicSocialism4tw
05-02-2011, 01:09 PM
Mavs @ Lakers tonight.

I'm probably the only Mavs fan here. I expect three things to be consistent in this series. 1) Dirk gets his 25/10. 2) Andrew Bynum destroys the interior. 3) Lamar Odom and Ron Artest outplay Shawn Marion and Peja Stojakovic considerably.

LA will not need Colby to score 30 a night. They have so many weapons that they can even out their scoring. What will be the deciding factor in the series is that Bynum will control the paint scoring, rebounding, and defending. Dallas cant counter that.

For Dallas to win, too many things have to go right that they havent been able to consistently get right. Kidd has to be able to punish the Lakers by hitting threes when the Lakers double Nowitzki. Kidd has to do that well. Jason Terry has to average about 20 points a game like he did against the Blazers. Chander has to get rebounds and score in the paint when he gets the ball. Stojakovic has to hit his shots. Marion has to punish Gasol. The only thing that is consistent about Dallas is Dirk. Everything else varies. Thats why Dallas will lose this series. LA's contributors outside of Bryant are much more consistent and are just plain better. Dallas doesnt have that kind of supporting cast.

SoonerBronco
05-02-2011, 07:11 PM
osubroncos or whatever his name is, is conspicuously absent today. Guess he doesn't feel the need to keep puffing his chest out after the Thunder got embarrassed.


http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQfbyWSFATYekaV6desevmCKbuOx5qQm mpjIUln76tUNMFAwyGYQA

epicSocialism4tw
05-02-2011, 07:26 PM
Atlanta's closing the Bulls out down the stretch.

Expect Rose to shoot 5,957 free throws in the next game.

Soul-Bronco
05-02-2011, 07:26 PM
ATL beating the bulls right now, LOL Go HEAT!!

Boobs McGee
05-02-2011, 08:51 PM
****. Those are the types of calls that make me think refs are on the payroll, and also the types of calls that make everyone hate the lakers.

Boobs McGee
05-02-2011, 09:26 PM
Sloppy sloppy sloppy. Not posting up. Lazy passes. No defending the pick and roll. No transition defense. no offensive boards. Just blew a 16 point lead. Sloppy.

Boobs McGee
05-02-2011, 10:20 PM
Well THAT was a ****ty way to lose! Mavs take game 1...fun shootout between Kobe and the ugly german. We got away from post play in the fourth, LOTS of careless turnovers. Could be a long series

epicSocialism4tw
05-02-2011, 10:36 PM
Well THAT was a ****ty way to lose! Mavs take game 1...fun shootout between Kobe and the ugly german. We got away from post play in the fourth, LOTS of careless turnovers. Could be a long series

That ugly German is one heck of a basketball player.

While Gasol and Bryant screwed up the final couple of minutes of the game, Nowitzki was eating them up.

When Colby shoots that much, the Lakers lose. Period. The Lakers have to 1) commit to the post game, and 2) play Odom more than they play Gasol.

epicSocialism4tw
05-02-2011, 10:41 PM
And Boobs (hah! Boobs), this Dallas team is a tough minded veteran group who are ready to battle. They just came out of a series where they battled for 6 straight games. When they're down 16, they're going to claw right back.

The Lakers are going to have to be of the mindset that this is a dogfight. We all know where Gasol goes in a dogfight (to the bench). The Lakers are going to have to roll Odom and Bynum out there with Artest and just beat the crap out of the Mavs' post players to win this series. Gasol's finesse game will get dealt with down there. Bynum's going to have to dominate and Artest and Odom are going to have to hit the offensive boards.

24champ
05-02-2011, 11:24 PM
Well THAT was a ****ty way to lose! Mavs take game 1...fun shootout between Kobe and the ugly german. We got away from post play in the fourth, LOTS of careless turnovers. Could be a long series

Lakers just need to play 4 quarters, they took the foot off the gas peddle tonight and as a result they lost. We will still win the series.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-02-2011, 11:25 PM
Nice win for the good guys tonight.

Rulon Velvet Jones
05-02-2011, 11:26 PM
29 FGA for Kobe tonight and not one at the rim.

epicSocialism4tw
05-02-2011, 11:31 PM
Lakers just need to play 4 quarters, they took the foot off the gas peddle tonight and as a result they lost. We will still win the series.

They didnt take their foot off the gas pedal, they got run off the road.

worm
05-03-2011, 05:35 AM
Ah. Dallas fans.

ohiobronco2
05-03-2011, 07:34 AM
Oh no. Apparently LA didn't get to the line enough. ROFL! What is the excuse now Laker bi*****?

maven
05-03-2011, 08:01 AM
Heat NEED to take game 2 tonight and go up 2-0 on the Celtics

Glad to see the Bulls lose. Hawks can make that a long series and with Rose injuring the ankle again, you never know.

Glad to see the Lakers lose and force those geezers to play at least one more game.

:sunshine:

TonyR
05-03-2011, 06:45 PM
The LeBron/Heat haters are awfully quiet lately...

AZorange1
05-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Miami is jelling now and Boston is done. OKC, needs to get their SHeeet together or it's going to be Nowitski VS The better looking Gashol

DHallblows
05-03-2011, 06:53 PM
The LeBron/Heat haters are awfully quiet lately...

It must be from the selfless, teams-first basketball Lebron is playing.

Oh 35 PTS, 2 AST...

TonyR
05-03-2011, 06:56 PM
It must be from the selfless, teams-first basketball Lebron is playing.

Oh 35 PTS, 2 AST...

LOL The guy shoots 56% from the floor and you're going to bash him?!? Seriously? Who won the game again?

DHallblows
05-03-2011, 07:02 PM
LOL The guy shoots 56% from the floor and you're going to bash him?!? Seriously? Who won the game again?

I'm just making sure you're seriously in here puffing your chest over beating the Celtics twice at home...

TonyR
05-03-2011, 07:12 PM
I'm just making sure you're seriously in here puffing your chest over beating the Celtics twice at home...

I'm not puffing my chest about anything, particularly considering the fact than I'm not a Miami heat fan. I just laugh at all the idiots who are constantly bashing LeBron when he's probably the best all around player in the league. It's just so stupid I can't resist calling you idiots out. The guy puts up 35 tonight and dopes like you criticize him for not having enough assists. Pretty funny stuff. I guess I won't hold my breath waiting for mea culpas.

24champ
05-03-2011, 07:35 PM
Ah. Dallas fans.

Some recommended reading. :D


http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5125/dirkchokebf1.jpg

epicSocialism4tw
05-03-2011, 07:43 PM
Some recommended reading. :D

<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dRJFO5-qSGU?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/dRJFO5-qSGU?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

Missouribronc
05-03-2011, 07:52 PM
<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dRJFO5-qSGU?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/dRJFO5-qSGU?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>

LOL.

Tell us about how the Miami Heat won't make it past the first round, or how they are choke artists...

Kobe Bryant is a choker...lol...now I know you're just stupid.

24champ
05-03-2011, 07:56 PM
<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/dRJFO5-qSGU?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/dRJFO5-qSGU?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object>


<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/19xH1gNWxt4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


That was a great series! Remember that one Lllama?!Ha!

24champ
05-03-2011, 07:57 PM
LOL.

Tell us about how the Miami Heat won't make it past the first round, or how they are choke artists...

Kobe Bryant is a choker...lol...now I know you're just stupid.

Its typical Mav fan behavior, they think they win the series after winning game 1 and sometimes 2 and then they blow it.

Business as usual for these guys. :spit:

epicSocialism4tw
05-03-2011, 08:06 PM
Its typical Mav fan behavior, they think they win the series after winning game 1 and sometimes 2 and then they blow it.

Business as usual for these guys.

The Mavs are playing with house money here. Nobody expects Dallas (except for Charles Barkley) to win this one. I dont. Dallas only has one star player. Its impossible to win the NBA with one star player.

The pressure's on your team of all-stars now. They choked away home court advantage in the first game to a Mavs team that had spotted them 16 points. Now Colby's crying, Phil's crying...what happens if they lose game 2? Is Colby going to throw himself on the floor and pitch a fit like a petulant brat? Is Phil going to have profuse diarrhea in that old man toilet he sits on during the game? Is Gasol going to throw his palms up, make a noise like Monica Seles and act like he is fouled by the final whistle?

Missouribronc
05-03-2011, 08:08 PM
The Mavs are playing with house money here. Nobody expects Dallas (except for Charles Barkley) to win this one. I dont. Dallas only has one star player. Its impossible to win the NBA with one star player.

The pressure's on your team of all-stars now. They choked away home court advantage in the first game to a Mavs team that had spotted them 16 points. Now Colby's crying, Phil's crying...what happens if they lose game 2? Is Colby going to throw himself on the floor and pitch a fit like a petulant brat? Is Phil going to have profuse diarrhea in that old man toilet he sits on during the game? Is Gasol going to throw his palms up, make a noise like Monica Seles and act like he is fouled by the final whistle?

LOL.

oubronco
05-03-2011, 08:20 PM
Go Thunder!!!

epicSocialism4tw
05-03-2011, 08:22 PM
LOL.

Tell us about how the Miami Heat won't make it past the first round, or how they are choke artists...

Kobe Bryant is a choker...lol...now I know you're just stupid.

Kobe Bryant on potential go-ahead or game-tying FGA in postseason Final 24 Seconds
Situation FG FG Pct.
Go-ahead FGA with score tied 2-8 25.0
Go-ahead FGA when trailing 3-9 33.3
Game-tying FGA when trailing 2-8 25.0
Overall 7-25 28.0

Colby shoots a stupifying 28% on last second game-winners. That's a terrible %.

He is also 0-5 in for his last 5 in the playoffs.


7. Kobe's Recent Closing History
By ESPN Stats & InfoWith his miss on a potential go-ahead 3-pointer in the waning moments of the Lakers' Game 1 loss versus the Mavericks, Kobe Bryant has now missed his past five postseason game-tying or go-ahead field goal attempts in the final 24 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime. That's right Ö often called the "best closer in the game," Bryant has actually missed his past five shots in the postseason in situations similar to the one he was in Monday night.

Bryant's past five postseason go-ahead or game-tying FGA, final 24 seconds of fourth quarter or OT


2009 first-round game 3 vs. Jazz, April 23 (misses go-ahead 3-pointer)With the Lakers trailing 88-86 in the fourth quarter, Kobe misses a long 3-pointer that would have put the Lakers ahead with about a second left in the game. The Lakers lose by that score: 88-86.

2009 NBA Finals Game 2 vs. Magic, June 7 (misses go-ahead 2-pointer)With the score tied at 88 in the fourth quarter, Kobe has his short jumper blocked by Hedo Turkoglu with under a second left. The Lakers go on to win in overtime 101-96.

2010 first-round Game 6 at Thunder, April 30 (misses go-ahead 2-pointer)Down 94-93 in the fourth quarter, Kobe misses a 13-foot jumper with about a second left, but Pau Gasol tips in the miss with about half a second left to give the Lakers the lead. They hold on to win by the score of 95-94.

2010 conference finals Game 5 vs. Suns, May 27 (misses go-ahead 3-pointer)
With the score tied at 101 in the fourth quarter, Kobe airballs a contested 3-pointer with a couple of seconds left, but Ron Artest collects the rebound and banks in a shot at the buzzer to give the Lakers a 103-101 victory.

2011 conference semifinals Game 1 vs. Mavericks, May 2 (misses go-ahead 3-pointer)
Trailing 96-94 in the fourth quarter, Kobe misses a 3-pointer with about 2 seconds left that would have given the Lakers the lead. The Lakers go on to lose by that score.

http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/page/dime-110503/daily-dime

oubronco
05-03-2011, 08:24 PM
How many rings does Kobe have again?

24champ
05-03-2011, 08:31 PM
Kobe Bryant on potential go-ahead or game-tying FGA in postseason Final 24 Seconds
Situation FG FG Pct.
Go-ahead FGA with score tied 2-8 25.0
Go-ahead FGA when trailing 3-9 33.3
Game-tying FGA when trailing 2-8 25.0
Overall 7-25 28.0

Colby shoots a stupifying 28% on last second game-winners. That's a terrible %.

He is also 0-5 in for his last 5 in the playoffs.


7. Kobe's Recent Closing History
By ESPN Stats & InfoWith his miss on a potential go-ahead 3-pointer in the waning moments of the Lakers' Game 1 loss versus the Mavericks, Kobe Bryant has now missed his past five postseason game-tying or go-ahead field goal attempts in the final 24 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime. That's right Ö often called the "best closer in the game," Bryant has actually missed his past five shots in the postseason in situations similar to the one he was in Monday night.

Bryant's past five postseason go-ahead or game-tying FGA, final 24 seconds of fourth quarter or OT


2009 first-round game 3 vs. Jazz, April 23 (misses go-ahead 3-pointer)With the Lakers trailing 88-86 in the fourth quarter, Kobe misses a long 3-pointer that would have put the Lakers ahead with about a second left in the game. The Lakers lose by that score: 88-86.

2009 NBA Finals Game 2 vs. Magic, June 7 (misses go-ahead 2-pointer)With the score tied at 88 in the fourth quarter, Kobe has his short jumper blocked by Hedo Turkoglu with under a second left. The Lakers go on to win in overtime 101-96.

2010 first-round Game 6 at Thunder, April 30 (misses go-ahead 2-pointer)Down 94-93 in the fourth quarter, Kobe misses a 13-foot jumper with about a second left, but Pau Gasol tips in the miss with about half a second left to give the Lakers the lead. They hold on to win by the score of 95-94.

2010 conference finals Game 5 vs. Suns, May 27 (misses go-ahead 3-pointer)
With the score tied at 101 in the fourth quarter, Kobe airballs a contested 3-pointer with a couple of seconds left, but Ron Artest collects the rebound and banks in a shot at the buzzer to give the Lakers a 103-101 victory.

2011 conference semifinals Game 1 vs. Mavericks, May 2 (misses go-ahead 3-pointer)
Trailing 96-94 in the fourth quarter, Kobe misses a 3-pointer with about 2 seconds left that would have given the Lakers the lead. The Lakers go on to lose by that score.

http://espn.go.com/nba/dailydime/_/page/dime-110503/daily-dime
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0906/nba.finals.game.5.best.shots/images/g1.kobe4.jpg