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RE: NBA playoffs
Great finish to that Laker game, Kobe played shitty the whole game but was amazing down the stretch, that one legged running 3 pointer was incredible!

Artest lost his cool and will obviously get suspended.

Not sure why you guys are calling Westbrook "selfish"? He is the #2 scorer on that team and with Harden out and Durant struggling, he had to take more shots, I thought his shot selection was poor and he definitely had a bad shooting night but that doesn't mean he is selfish. He competed hard defensively, he had 10 assists, he made 6 big free throws in a row at the end of regulation, he never quit on his teammates. I didn't see anything selfish in his performance, I did see bad shooting and bad shot selection, but, that is different then "selfish". Thunder coach Scott Brooks is one of the most old school, hard nosed guys in the league. If Westbrok was truly a selfish person/player, the Thunder would have got rid of him a long time ago. Their GM Sam Presti is one of the best in the NBA at identifying "winners" and "losers". I believe that if Westbrook was really selfish, Presti would have not awarded him a lng term contract. But, Coach Brooks, GM Presti, and best friends Durant and Harden are all supportive of Westbrook. Those are the guys that would know best. They say he is a great kid and a great teammate. I think you guys are mistaking poor play for poor attitude.

Remember that the final 2 teams in the West last year were the Mavs and the Thunder. You can't make it that far with a selfish point guard.
04-23-2012 10:49 AM
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RE: NBA playoffs
Perhaps selfish is the wrong way to describe him, but his shot selection is horrible at times.

What's interesting to me is that the Thunder started pretty well in 1st half and midway through the 2nd quarter.

Sam Presti is one of my heros, and we have been communicating frequently of late. For those of you who don't know his path to fame, it's truly inspirational. A young GM of a successful franchise that started in the film room.

A good number of head coaches today started in the film room as well. Some names that come to mind are Erik Spoelstra, Frank Vogel, and Kaleb Canneles (interim head coach of the Blazers)
04-23-2012 11:06 AM
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(04-23-2012 11:06 AM)at350zguyy Wrote:  Perhaps selfish is the wrong way to describe him, but his shot selection is horrible at times.

His shot selection was/is terrible!!!

But, is he taking those bad shots because he is selfish and wants all the glory for himself???

Or, is he taking those bad shots because he is a young, inexperienced yet supremely confident player who still needs to learn the finer points of the game???

That is the question Sam Presti has to ask himself. They seem to love Westbrook in OKC so I tend to think its the 2nd option. Plus, I trust the judgement of Presti and Coach Brooks. Remember, that Durant was struggling and Harden was out when he was taking most of those shots.

That being said, I don't particularly like Westbrooks offensive game. He is more of scorer then a passer/set up man. My favorite point guards are Chris Paul and Derron Williams. I like the old fashined "pure" points. But, my point is that bad shot selection does not always equal "selfish".

To me, a better indicator of selfishness is not playing hard on defense, partying too much and not keeping your body in shape, being a bad teammate, not practicing hard, having a bad attitude. I don't Westbrook is guilty of any of these things. He is only guilty of not knowing what a great shot is. Again, that is not necessarily selfishness.
04-23-2012 11:39 AM
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I'm glad this regular season is coming to an end. Playoff basketball will be so much more fun to watch when the teams like Charlotte and Sacramento are out of it.
04-23-2012 01:37 PM
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350,

Here is that show I was talking about...



04-23-2012 01:46 PM
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dude kenneth faried is a beast. a more athletic version of dennis rodman IMO.
04-23-2012 01:50 PM
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already in love with this show. thanks gio.
04-23-2012 01:54 PM
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the bulls have clinched the east and the spurs have clinched the west. the playoffs start this weekend. who do you think will advance? what matchups are you excited to see?
04-25-2012 09:20 AM
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Here we go! Now the real season begins!

I'm looking forward to Bulls-Heat out East.

The West is really up for grabs.

I say it will be a Heat-Thunder finals.

But, In my heart, I'm rooting for the Spurs!!!!

Moma? What do you think?
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04-25-2012 01:15 PM
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potential 2nd round matchups i would like to see are lakers-thunder and heat-pacers.

indy could give miami some trouble with their depth and physicality.
04-25-2012 05:30 PM
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(04-25-2012 01:15 PM)Giovonny Wrote:  Here we go! Now the real season begins!

I'm looking forward to Bulls-Heat out East.

The West is really up for grabs.

I say it will be a Heat-Thunder finals.

But, In my heart, I'm rooting for the Spurs!!!!

Moma? What do you think?

I really haven't been following enough to give an accurate description but I agree it will most likely be a Heat - Thunder finals. Fcuk the Spurs, I hate those boring bastids, great team but fcuk em, lol.

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Knicks-Heat could be a good first round series as well.

still not sleeping on indy either. they'll cruise past the magic and then give miami a 6 or 7 game series IMO.
04-26-2012 01:24 PM
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1st round picks:
East - Bulls in 4, Heat in 5, Pacers in 6, Celtics in 7
West - Spurs in 5, Thunder in 7, Lakers in 5, Grizzlies in 7

Picking all chalk, I know, but outside of Dallas I don't see any underdogs having much of a shot.

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04-28-2012 01:54 PM
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Philly has no offense. Isolations the whole game. Chicago's D is nasty. Rose went down though. Hopefully it's not too serious.

The cycle of disrespect can start with just an appetizer.
04-28-2012 02:41 PM
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Rose is gone for minimum 6 months. Torn ACL. Chicago done well without him but I think it will be a bridge too far without him to win the NBA title.
04-28-2012 06:38 PM
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Damn shame about DRose, hate to see that happen to any anyone
04-28-2012 06:53 PM
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ugh. as a bulls season ticket holder and fan, this is the most disappointing news to get. i have no motivation to do anything right now.

cant even get up to watch or play basketball, which is usually no issue as gio knows.
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04-28-2012 07:53 PM
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That really sucks. Well enjoy your free pass to the finals Miami. Also change my Chicago pick to Bulls in 6 instead of 4.

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04-28-2012 07:59 PM
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350,

They are still talking about you out here! That dude with the dreads that you were going against is gonna get a D1 scholarship, but he couldn't guard the "southside bank shot"!!!

(04-28-2012 07:59 PM)CJ Wrote:  enjoy your free pass to the finals Miami.

Ya, this really helps Miami. They will be alot fresher and rested in the finals without having to get by Chicago.

Fuck, this really hurts the Western conference team who makes the finals. But, its still early, anything can happen, injuries are also a factor.

Great game in Indianapolis right now!
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04-28-2012 08:08 PM
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(04-10-2012 11:49 AM)Giovonny Wrote:  Thunder and Heat in the finals. We'll see if Lebron is ready or not.

Drose doesn't have enough help. Lakers don't have enough firepower. Duncan and Ginobili are too old.

Lol. Look at the Bulls reord without D rose. He has plenty of help, not to mention the bench mob. This isn't 2008 where they always depended on him. It sucks that he got hurt thoough Confused
04-28-2012 08:22 PM
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(04-28-2012 08:08 PM)Giovonny Wrote:  350,

They are still talking about you out here! That dude with the dreads that you were going against is gonna get a D1 scholarship, but he couldn't guard the "southside bank shot"!!!

(04-28-2012 07:59 PM)CJ Wrote:  enjoy your free pass to the finals Miami.

Ya, this really helps Miami. They will be alot fresher and rested in the finals without having to get by Chicago.

Fuck, this really hurts the Western conference team who makes the finals. But, its still early, anything can happen, injuries are also a factor.

Great game in Indianapolis right now!

do you guys still think the bulls get past the 2nd round without rose? i think they can beat both boston and atlanta but it will be longer series and they will get worn down by they time they get to the ECF.

Gio,

it was an honor playing with you and those guys. Most fun I've had playing basketball in a while. We should do it again this summer in Vegas. Get ready for summer league ball! My buddy Jimmy Butler will most likely be there.
04-28-2012 08:55 PM
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(04-28-2012 08:22 PM)YUKnowWhatItIz Wrote:  Lol. Look at the Bulls reord without D rose. He has plenty of help, not to mention the bench mob. This isn't 2008 where they always depended on him. It sucks that he got hurt thoough Confused

We'll see what happens. They did play well without him in the regular season.

Didn't they lose 4-1 to the Heat last year in the playoffs? (With him). Thats why I say DRose doesn't have enough help.

They are better this year, but, without D-Rose, the Heat might sweep them, if they even get there. They should beat the 76ers but then they will face either Boston or Atlanta. Then it will get interesting.

350,

Boston or Atlanta would be a tough series that could possibly go 7. What sucks is that unless Lebron or Wade gets hurt, you guys are definitely not getting passed Miami. Championships can be won or lost on 1 injury.

NBA summer league will be fun. I have a good gym out there. Your boy Jimmy B is a great young guard.
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(04-28-2012 06:53 PM)Giovonny Wrote:  Damn shame about DRose, hate to see that happen to any anyone

A real f-ing shame what happened...especially at the end of the game like that. pisses me off that nobody will contend w miami in the east now
04-28-2012 10:03 PM
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Durant is ice cold. What a finish
04-28-2012 11:20 PM
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(04-28-2012 11:20 PM)Lukey Wrote:  Durant is ice cold. What a finish

Durant is a pure scorer. He always finds a way to put the ball in the hoop. It is going to be a great series.
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