2019-20 NBA Season

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by A_B » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:35 pm

For sure those are the positives. He’s canny enough to make it work.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:41 am

Joe K wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:34 pm
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That's wild. Looks like porzingis
Agree. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or bad thing for him. Sometimes an athlete isn’t in peak condition. See Barkley, Charles.

Of course he was just a tremendous athlete that was able to play at that weight and his legs on the second jump were otherworldly. Zion is his closest avatar I suppose.
I don’t think the weight loss will hurt Jokic. The main strengths of his game are shooting touch and insane passing vision/skills, rather than brute power. If anything he could be a better defender if he can move laterally better now that he’s skinny.
This is a big part. With any additional mobility, he may evolve into being a more willing defender, which would be a plus. Sometimes, as soon as he gives up any advantage when defending, he seems to give up. Any little bit he moves better may improve this part of his game.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by A_B » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:17 am

I like to think Lebron had to go to vegas to drag JR Smith to the facility.

Alternatively, JR Smith gets the call and goes full Murtaugh "I'm getting too old for this shit" before reluctantly doing whatever crazy shit Lebron suggests.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by A_B » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:18 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:41 am
Joe K wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:34 pm
A_B wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:21 pm
HaulCitgo wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:55 pm
That's wild. Looks like porzingis
Agree. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or bad thing for him. Sometimes an athlete isn’t in peak condition. See Barkley, Charles.

Of course he was just a tremendous athlete that was able to play at that weight and his legs on the second jump were otherworldly. Zion is his closest avatar I suppose.
I don’t think the weight loss will hurt Jokic. The main strengths of his game are shooting touch and insane passing vision/skills, rather than brute power. If anything he could be a better defender if he can move laterally better now that he’s skinny.
This is a big part. With any additional mobility, he may evolve into being a more willing defender, which would be a plus. Sometimes, as soon as he gives up any advantage when defending, he seems to give up. Any little bit he moves better may improve this part of his game.
How does Covid affect his game? Free up more space on the elbow?
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

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I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by HaulCitgo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:09 pm

That's a lot. Is that current infections?

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by tennbengal » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:01 pm

5%. I bet that matches the infection rate in the country.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by HaulCitgo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:01 pm

I definitely hope 5% of the country isn't currently infected. Maybe that's infections plus antibodies

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Ryan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:00 pm

Can’t decide if giving the Jazz the first game back is stupid or stupid like a fox
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:26 am

Ryan wrote:
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Can’t decide if giving the Jazz the first game back is stupid or stupid like a fox
Will the opposition just let Gobert win the opening tip?
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Johnnie » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:51 am

Man, this Woj episode sucks. Josh Hawley deserves to be told "Fuck you" for his ridiculous notion, but of course it was spun that all of ESPN feels that way, and BOOM! instant martyrdom. Just the way the GOP loves it.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

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Johnnie wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:51 am
Man, this Woj episode sucks. Josh Hawley deserves to be told "Fuck you" for his ridiculous notion, but of course it was spun that all of ESPN feels that way, and BOOM! instant martyrdom. Just the way the GOP loves it.
Almost like ESPN botched shit years ago, huh?
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Johnnie » Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:46 pm

Their Instagram page is looking like the dopest deployment ever.

https://instagram.com/bubblelifenba?igs ... 6cw0dn3vos
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:10 pm

Russell Westbrook tested positive for COVID.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Ryan » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:14 pm

Took him 5 tries
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by duff » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:18 pm

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Took him 5 tries
5? More like 11.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Pruitt » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:19 pm

I've got a strong feeling that this NBA thing isn;t going to happen.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Giff » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:33 pm

Has anyone tested positive who was in the bubble? I know the Rockets guy today has to quarantine for going out of his room, but I feel like everyone who's tested positive has done so before they got there.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by A_B » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:45 pm

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Shirley » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:58 pm

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Took him 5 tries
lol
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Rex » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:15 pm

Am I reading it right that 19 more players tested positive in a single round of testing? Out of 322?

I realize these guys get around more than the average human, but are you kidding me?

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by DSafetyGuy » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:59 pm

Rex wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:15 pm
Am I reading it right that 19 more players tested positive in a single round of testing? Out of 322?

I realize these guys get around more than the average human, but are you kidding me?
Sporting News from about an hour ago:
Of the 322 players tested for COVID-19 since arriving on the NBA Campus July 7, two have returned confirmed positive tests while in quarantine. Those players never cleared quarantine and have since left the Campus to isolate at home or in isolation housing.

Since July 1, during in-market testing, 19 NBA players newly tested positive. These players are staying in their home markets and recovering until they are cleared under CDC guidelines and NBA rules for leaving home isolation and joining the Campus.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Johnnie » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:50 pm

This NBA bubble thing is basically a deployment but for really rich people.

They're doing morale trips to go fishing.

They're staying is the dopest hotel rooms.

They're shotgunning beers in kiddie pools.

And when the barbershop gets built, you know it's about to be LIT.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Rex » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:26 pm

Disney should keep this standing as a new theme park. There’s no rides, but if you pass your quarantine, you get to do normal things the rest of the time.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Rex » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:49 am

Hey Rockets, this is what happens when you abandon a good look:


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Post by L-Jam3 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:16 am

The Atlanta Hawks have to be the most "just there" team in sports over the last 30+ years. They haven't been a bona fide title contender, but they haven't been noteworthily bad either. Not like an entertaining bad, or even a Schaudenfreude-bad like the Knicks. They haven't won the lottery. They've had one player with national cachet, and he hasn't played for them since the mid-90s. They're just there.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:36 am

Yeah, what a weird franchise.

Even their golden era in the early- to mid-90s never got past the 2nd round (I don't think). Dominique and Spud were legit stars, and guys like Mookie were world class.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:38 am

Johnnie wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:50 pm
This NBA bubble thing is basically a deployment but for really rich people.

They're doing morale trips to go fishing.

They're staying is the dopest hotel rooms.

They're shotgunning beers in kiddie pools.

And when the barbershop gets built, you know it's about to be LIT.

Might have found it here, but I forget... The big issue is how they're going to get stoned if they last deep into this whole thing.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:42 am

I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Giff » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:50 am

I'm pretty sure Spud Webb was was a star because he was short and won the dunk contest. He averaged under 10 points and 6 assists a game in his career.
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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Johnnie » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:55 pm

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:38 am

Might have found it here, but I forget... The big issue is how they're going to get stoned if they last deep into this whole thing.
Can they not receive care packages? It's a deployment, after all.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:58 pm

Drones. Jailhouse style.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by A_B » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:23 pm

Welp, the Pelicans drop their first. Zion played just 15 minutes.

And FFS Reggie Miller on the call for game 2? Shoot me.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:47 pm

I enjoy how the NBA return came right after the EPL season ended. Midafternoon sporting events are a delight
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Post by Rex » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:47 pm

Portland/Memphis going to overtime—what an excellent game. Is this what watching Western Conference games is always like?

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Post by Brontoburglar » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:19 pm

Rex wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:47 pm
Portland/Memphis going to overtime—what an excellent game. Is this what watching Western Conference games is always like?
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Post by tennbengal » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:06 pm

Rex wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:47 pm
Portland/Memphis going to overtime—what an excellent game. Is this what watching Western Conference games is always like?
It’s pretty frickin ‘ great in the West, yes.

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Re: 2019-20 NBA Season

Post by Rex » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:31 pm

And now there is a game that is 82-72 before halftime! I thought the entire NBA was Wizards vs. Hornets

Too bad I'll be asleep before this one ends.

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