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2012 NBA Season Thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Absolutely, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Absolutely

    Absolutely Self-Heavy

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    Who's with me?
    It's BALL NIGHT!

    TNT:
    Boston @ Heat
    Mavs @ Lakers

    I'm thinking Celtics/Heat vs Lakers final.
     
  2. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    Imma watch tonight. Can't wait for the season to start!!

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  3. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    I'll keep an eye on the Association peripherally. I really don't start paying attention to it until the Christmas Day games.
     
  4. Absolutely

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    I think the Timberwolves can be Wackbag's official team, "Team White"

    Kevin Love
    Ricky Rubia
    Nikola Pekovic
    Greg Stiemsma
    Andrei Kirilenko
    Chase Budinger
    Alexey Shved
    Luke Ridnour
    JJ Barea
    Lou Amundson

    So White
     
  5. Absolutely

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    I'm doing fantasy basketball this year, so I'll be paying attention more early.
    I'm thinking about getting the NBA Pass, but I'm not sure I'll use it enough to justify it.
    I'd only watch games at like 9PM+, so that just leaves you the West Coast. But Lakers, Clippers, Golden State are kind of fun teams at least.
     
  6. Absolutely

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    NBA League Pass is free this week BTW
     
  7. Sct Ptersns Twn

    Sct Ptersns Twn Looking 4 a New 1st Mate

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    Have fun you two............eh...... three.
     
  8. madmaxey

    madmaxey T.F.W.O.

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    James Harden! Dude is legit. 37 points and 12 assists. Go Rockets!
     
  9. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Lakers are 0-2. Everybody panic!

    I think they should just postpone the Heat and Knicks tomorrow night at MSG. The Knicks should want to put off that ass whupping they're going to receive for as long as possible.
     
  10. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    It cracks me up... There were Tshirts all over here last season that said "Thank you Seattle - OKC" Now Houston can have shirts that say "Thank you OKC - Houston." We gave you a top 25 player for hopes and dreams.

    Either way, good for him for going off last night. Can't say I wasn't surprised. I want to see how we recover for tonight's opener.... Should be a good game either way.
     
  11. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    Tony Parker. Cold blooded.
     
  12. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    TP cold blooded... and it helped that westbrook looked completely lost on that play.

    I have defended westbrook to the death... and he just pissed me off after each stupid shot he took. I love/hate that guy, and you could tell the thunder looked completely lost without Harden in there on their 2nd team.
     
  13. Absolutely

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    He was all the 2nd team had. Everything went through him, now it's Kevin Martin or a mixing of others.
    At least Martin didn't completely suck, he hit his 3s.

    But the team definitely got worse with the Harden deal. Why didn't Lamb even get on the floor?
     
  14. LilJimmyRbinson

    LilJimmyRbinson Best muppet ever

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    What a waste of a league this is. It's November 2nd and we all know one of the Heat, Celtics, Lakers, & Thunder will be in the conference finals. Why even bother with a regular season. Zero parity in this league over my entire lifetime. I don't understand why it's so popular.
     
  15. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Between the big 3 sports, how would you rank them in terms of parity?
     
  16. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    I think it goes like this:

    1.MLB
    2.NFL
    3.NBA
     
  17. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I would probably agree. Pretty crazy that MLB is number 1. I know this, I don't buy into the NFL parity bullshit.
     
  18. fulldevilsoccer

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  19. LilJimmyRbinson

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    Yeah, MLB has had 19 teams win since 1980.

    NFL hasn't had a repeat winner since the 2003 & 2004 Patriots, however either the Patriots, Steelers or Colts has won the AFC every year for the past 10 years.

    The NBA has only had 9 teams win since 1980 - with the 76ers winning once and Rockets twice. The other 27 years have only seen 6 teams win. So again, why is it so popular?
     
  20. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Same reason golf was most popular when Tiger was the only one winning. Parity isn't necessarily a good thing.
     
  21. LilJimmyRbinson

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    Golf is different. You can have everyone root for or against one player and still have it be profitable. There's 20 teams that have zero shot at winning a title so it takes all the excitement out of their entire season before Christmas.
     
  22. Jacuzzi Billy

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    Well, it is popular as you have said so they must be doing something right. Try shooting an email off to David Stern and see what he says.
     
  23. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.

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    The NBA in the past 25 years has become more of a star driven league. While it definitely takes a complete team effort to win a championship, the individual star can have bigger impact on the team itself. He can literally change the flow of the game if he gets hot or cold.

    The great player is a like a rock star. When the team goes on the road, people will sell out the arena to watch him play. Sometimes they sell it out just so they can boo him. The same goes for a good or great team.
     
  24. Absolutely

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    Exactly, I was going to say, the NBA has always been about stars. It's star-driven, I don't think they want parity at all. Having Lebron/Wade/Bosh vs Kobe/Dwight/Nash is the best situation for the NBA, not an up and coming team like the Timberwolves upsetting people.

    And, like Storm said, 2 really good players on a team can literally take you to the playoffs.
    That's all it takes, 2 players. In a lot of cases on Superstar can complete carry a team, like Iverson or Lebron
     
  25. Stormrider666

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    See I still want to see upsets happen once and awhile. I think one of the greatest moments in NBA history was when Dikembe Mutombo's Denver Nuggets upset Shawn Kemp and the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round of the playoffs.

    Once the NBA expanded the first round of the playoffs from a best of 5 to a best of 7, they made it basically known they don't want parity at all. Which is fine, but you still need to give people in certain markets a reason to go to regular season games. I think that's a bigger problem than the same teams constantly being in the finals.
     

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