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(05-31-2013 03:28 PM)iWin Wrote:  
(05-30-2013 10:13 PM)TheSlayer Wrote:  
(05-30-2013 10:10 PM)iWin Wrote:  GOAT performance today by LeBron, and sadly he will need to do this at least 5 more times in order for them to win a championship.

Who knew the new Big 2 in Miami would be LeBron and Haslem during the playoffs?. He's not beating the Spurs on his own. Wade and Bosh need to wake the fuck up. Even as a basketball fan it is just frustrating to see supposed superstars play without any passion in the conference finals.

Food for thought:
2010 Supporting cast stats for the Cavs
Mo Williams 14-5-3 54%TS
Antoine Jamison 15-1-7 54% TS
Shaq 12-1-6 56%TS

Currently for the Heat
DWade 14-6-5 50% TS
Bosh 13-1-7 57% TS
Allen 10-1-3 56% TS

I see what you did there but as Timoteo already pointed out Wade and Bosh are not the same players as Williams and Shaq (2010 Shaq, not prime Shaq). For whatever reasons including injury Wade and Bosh look disinterested and look like they rather be home.

I hope that once they are in the Finals (let's just say that it will be Spurs vs Heat now, Indiana isn't beating Miami two straight games), the champion in Wade wakes up and he plays like that he actually cares.

Also, it is clear that the injury this year is worse than last year's when the team kept on saying how it was only a bone bruise and last year it was structural damage to the knee which even required drainage during the playoffs.

Bosh on the other hand will be much relieved to see TD and not Hibbert. Physically, Bosh at least won't be completely dominated by TD and Splitter. Hibbert is a giant 7'2 and Duncan doesn't dominate the post like he used to. He mixes it up with mid-range jumpshots and a few post moves. That should be easier for him to defend than a much bigger Hibbert who only plays in the post.

Either way, if the Miami Cavaliers show up the Spurs win in 5, if the Miami Heat show up I got them in 6/7.


Very well said, Gio about the superstars and playoffs.
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RE: The NBA Thread
(05-31-2013 03:41 PM)Timoteo Wrote:  
(05-31-2013 03:28 PM)iWin Wrote:  
(05-30-2013 10:13 PM)TheSlayer Wrote:  
(05-30-2013 10:10 PM)iWin Wrote:  GOAT performance today by LeBron, and sadly he will need to do this at least 5 more times in order for them to win a championship.

Who knew the new Big 2 in Miami would be LeBron and Haslem during the playoffs?. He's not beating the Spurs on his own. Wade and Bosh need to wake the fuck up. Even as a basketball fan it is just frustrating to see supposed superstars play without any passion in the conference finals.

Food for thought:
2010 Supporting cast stats for the Cavs
Mo Williams 14-5-3 54%TS
Antoine Jamison 15-1-7 54% TS
Shaq 12-1-6 56%TS

Currently for the Heat
DWade 14-6-5 50% TS
Bosh 13-1-7 57% TS
Allen 10-1-3 56% TS

The thing is Mo Williams and Antoine Jamison were outstanding regular season players, but bitched up in the playoffs. Particularly Williams, who was brought in to be THAT GUY for LeBron. When the lights shined brightest, he shrunk, and even admitted to that on the eve of his second playoffs with Cleveland. He still went out there and came up short. The current supporting cast of Miami at least has guys that have done it before in the playoffs, and aren't coming through now for different reasons other than being bitches. The reasons don't matter though - they need to find their former selves if they end up in the Finals against SA, or just like in '07, LeBron will be going home in 4 games.

I know, I was just illustrating how poorly they are playing at the moment. Haha, and who could forget Mo's infamous rant on social media after Bron left. Lost alot of respect for dude after this.

Quote:“Congrats to my homie @kingjames. Love u homie. It’s been great.” – 10 hours ago

“Well f-ck, I gotta be honest. I’m sick ass a dog. I feel like my heart has been pulled out. But I’m happy for my friend. Shittttttttt” – 8 hours ago

“I can’t believe this is really real. This is surreal. So many emotions on one man decision. I wonder what is our next move.” – 7 hours ago

“The only thing, and I mean the only thing I disagree with is…. If he knew somewhere else was the destination. He should have spared cle” – 7 hours ago

“On national tv. But this was history so we might not understand the magnitude today. But when we look back on this, we might not never see this again.” – 7 hours ago

“Love u bron and always will. I knowu made your decision for the rt reason but we could have got it done here and u would have enjoyed It in cle a whole lot more. But I have no idea what went on behind closed doors but I can sit here today and say that I am truly blessed to have played with such a special player. We were so damn close. So damn close now we have taken leaps and bounds backwards. This will be but we will make it thru. Fuuuuuuuuck” – 7 hours ago

“I know we all angry, mad, disappointed. But remember that’s a triple double walking. Let’s pray he have a change of heart 2nite. It is the night of the unexpected. Who am I kidding. We got to step it up now that’s all. We will be good next year. And hearing our owner keeps me convinced.” – 6 hours ago

“I’m still can’t believe he gone y’all. 4real no bs. I think we all took it for granted and thought it was a nobrainer and he was resighning but in all reality as we see he was really considering the possibilty of leaving if he felt was the rt situation. Wow, when u look back on things u always see how the outcome of a situation happened. This is crazy wow. The big 3 in Boston were gettin old but they are young.” – 6 hours ago

“Well, after I wake up in the morning its a new day and I can embark on the new journey in my life. Love all my fans. And that’s 100” – 6 hours ago

“The person that I feel most sorry for is mike brown. He is a really good coach.” 6 hours ago

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Quote:Playoffs expose the truth. Playoffs expose your weakness -- Z-Bo is too fat, Marc Gasol is too soft, Tony Allen can't shoot, Blake Griffin can't post up, Chris Paul needs more help, Melo doesn't defend or rebound, J.R. Smith is mentally weak, the Thunder need Westbrook, etc.

Z-Bo isn't fat. He just isn't a very athletic player. He can't jump - he relies on banging and contact to give him that little space he needs to release his shot. The Spurs defended him well by not allowing him to bang, and were able to challenge or block his shots. Also, Melo actually is a solid rebounder for a small forward. He averaged almost 29 pts. and 6.6 boards for the playoffs, about the same for the regular season. He didn't get exposed on the boards. It's pretty hard for a non-center to score like he does AND get 10 boards a game.

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(05-31-2013 06:09 PM)iWin Wrote:  
(05-31-2013 03:41 PM)Timoteo Wrote:  
(05-31-2013 03:28 PM)iWin Wrote:  
(05-30-2013 10:13 PM)TheSlayer Wrote:  
(05-30-2013 10:10 PM)iWin Wrote:  GOAT performance today by LeBron, and sadly he will need to do this at least 5 more times in order for them to win a championship.

Who knew the new Big 2 in Miami would be LeBron and Haslem during the playoffs?. He's not beating the Spurs on his own. Wade and Bosh need to wake the fuck up. Even as a basketball fan it is just frustrating to see supposed superstars play without any passion in the conference finals.

Food for thought:
2010 Supporting cast stats for the Cavs
Mo Williams 14-5-3 54%TS
Antoine Jamison 15-1-7 54% TS
Shaq 12-1-6 56%TS

Currently for the Heat
DWade 14-6-5 50% TS
Bosh 13-1-7 57% TS
Allen 10-1-3 56% TS

The thing is Mo Williams and Antoine Jamison were outstanding regular season players, but bitched up in the playoffs. Particularly Williams, who was brought in to be THAT GUY for LeBron. When the lights shined brightest, he shrunk, and even admitted to that on the eve of his second playoffs with Cleveland. He still went out there and came up short. The current supporting cast of Miami at least has guys that have done it before in the playoffs, and aren't coming through now for different reasons other than being bitches. The reasons don't matter though - they need to find their former selves if they end up in the Finals against SA, or just like in '07, LeBron will be going home in 4 games.

I know, I was just illustrating how poorly they are playing at the moment. Haha, and who could forget Mo's infamous rant on social media after Bron left. Lost alot of respect for dude after this.

Quote:“Congrats to my homie @kingjames. Love u homie. It’s been great.” – 10 hours ago

“Well f-ck, I gotta be honest. I’m sick ass a dog. I feel like my heart has been pulled out. But I’m happy for my friend. Shittttttttt” – 8 hours ago

“I can’t believe this is really real. This is surreal. So many emotions on one man decision. I wonder what is our next move.” – 7 hours ago

“The only thing, and I mean the only thing I disagree with is…. If he knew somewhere else was the destination. He should have spared cle” – 7 hours ago

“On national tv. But this was history so we might not understand the magnitude today. But when we look back on this, we might not never see this again.” – 7 hours ago

“Love u bron and always will. I knowu made your decision for the rt reason but we could have got it done here and u would have enjoyed It in cle a whole lot more. But I have no idea what went on behind closed doors but I can sit here today and say that I am truly blessed to have played with such a special player. We were so damn close. So damn close now we have taken leaps and bounds backwards. This will be but we will make it thru. Fuuuuuuuuck” – 7 hours ago

“I know we all angry, mad, disappointed. But remember that’s a triple double walking. Let’s pray he have a change of heart 2nite. It is the night of the unexpected. Who am I kidding. We got to step it up now that’s all. We will be good next year. And hearing our owner keeps me convinced.” – 6 hours ago

“I’m still can’t believe he gone y’all. 4real no bs. I think we all took it for granted and thought it was a nobrainer and he was resighning but in all reality as we see he was really considering the possibilty of leaving if he felt was the rt situation. Wow, when u look back on things u always see how the outcome of a situation happened. This is crazy wow. The big 3 in Boston were gettin old but they are young.” – 6 hours ago

“Well, after I wake up in the morning its a new day and I can embark on the new journey in my life. Love all my fans. And that’s 100” – 6 hours ago

“The person that I feel most sorry for is mike brown. He is a really good coach.” 6 hours ago

http://www.manolith.com/2010/07/09/mo-wi...ron-james/

It was Williams that betrayed LeBron, not the other way around. If he had played better in the playoffs (as well as some others), LeBron would still be in Cleveland. It was him more than anyone that convinced LeBron that he'd never have decent running mates in Cleveland, and had to leave for someplace that could draw better players. Cleveland had actually worked out a sign and trade with Toronto for Bosh. Bosh would get his max deal, $124 mil, and go to Cleveland with LeBron. He was like, nah, fuck that, I'll take $111 mil and go to Miami. He wasn't choosing Wade over LeBron. He was choosing Miami over Cleveland.

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miami got better weather and prettier lizards than Cleveland for Bosh's decision.

I also feel that a strong reason why Lebron left Cleveland was that Delonte disrespected the sauce by banging his moms.

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(05-31-2013 04:40 PM)Giovonny Wrote:  New York City used to produce great pros. Now, New York only produces average pros.

Who is the last NBA all star from New York?

Carmelo doesn't count because he moved away at 8 years old. Joakim Noah was born in NY, spent about 10 years in Europe then returned to NY.

Who was the last great player born and raised in NY?

Right now, I think the best players in the world are coming from the Mid-West -- (Lebron, D-Wade, Z-Bo, D-Rose, Blake Griffin)

The South -- (Rando, KG, Bosh, CP3, D-Howard, Lamarcus Aldridge, Curry, David Lee)

And, overseas (Kobe, Duncan, Parker, Ginobili, Gasol, Luol Deng)

The Northeast has produced some great players -- (Durant, Melo, Kyrie Irving)

Don't forget California -- (Paul George, Westbrook, Tyson Chandler, James Harden, Brook Lopez, Jrue Holiday)

Those are all the NBA All Stars. None are born and raised in NY.

Is Ron Artest the last great player from New York?

Marbury had a chance but was too crazy. Telfair can't shoot. Stevenson has a chance to be good.

New York City is legendary in the history of basketball, but, they haven't won a championship since 1972 and they haven't had a great pro since....

Mullin? Artest? Kenny The Jet? Bernard King?

???

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The playoff are different. The pressure is so much greater. Those television cameras have a strong effect on the minds of most players. You know the entire world is watching you, literally. Thats a lot of pressure. Only those with rock solid, no bullshit belief in themselves will have consistent success. Thats why stars are stars, they can shine in any game, any time, any where.

All those guys that were playing loose and confident in the regular season are getting scared now. They don't want to shoot. They don't want to be the one who gets blamed. Thats what happened last night in Miami. The biggest star rose to the top.

Playoffs expose the truth. Playoffs expose your weakness -- Z-Bo is too fat, Marc Gasol is too soft, Tony Allen can't shoot, Blake Griffin can't post up, Chris Paul needs more help, Melo doesn't defend or rebound, J.R. Smith is mentally weak, the Thunder need Westbrook, etc.

There is nowhere to hide. Teams will attack your weakness.

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And hence why i said NY is to basketball as Engalnd is to soccer/football. But at the very least England has produced memorable players - Beckham, Rooney, Gerrard, Cole, Rio, Lampard - they just always come up short in any tournament that matters.
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(05-31-2013 10:36 PM)Moma Wrote:  miami got better weather and prettier lizards than Cleveland for Bosh's decision.

I also feel that a strong reason why Lebron left Cleveland was that Delonte disrespected the sauce by banging his moms.

How can you live in a city where you hear snickers on every corner?

Yeah...I forgot about the Delonte West thing. I also wondered how LeBron felt about Dan Gilbert. He could have told Gilbert he was leaving earlier (though during "The Decision" he said he went down to the wire before making the decision. Since he was thinking seriously about leaving his hometown team, I don't doubt that it was a difficult decision to make), but instead created drama and anticipation. He simply may not have liked Gilbert, and wanted to burn him. Frankly, when LeBron declined the extension a couple of years before that in order to become a free-agent, management was put on notice right then. Remember, Wade did the very same thing in Miami - he put Riley on notice that he wanted to see how he was going to improve things before he signed on the dotted line. At the same time, Wade also went out and actively recruited, because he really didn't want to leave. It helps to have Miami/South Beach as a recruiting tool.

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Holy shit Wade an Bosh were worthless tonight!!

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anyone think indiana has a legit shot to take game 7?
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(06-01-2013 10:40 PM)bigxxx Wrote:  anyone think indiana has a legit shot to take game 7?
If Wade an Bosh (and the rest of the Heat) play like they did tonight Indiana has a pretty solid shot of going to the finals. Only two other players for the Heat other then James were in double digits scoring(Wade and Chalmers both had 10 points) Chris Anderson will be back next game to help them with some size an rebounding, plus they will have the home crowd behind them...

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I have maintained all season that the Heat would win the title but I didn't mean this version of the Heat. Every single time we have predicted the finals I have picked the Heat. I am officially saying the Spurs will beat the Miami Cavaliers. Even if by some miracle Miami beats Indiana, the Spurs will win against this Cavs team in 5. Forget the injury excuses for Wade and Bosh, they are playing with absolutely no passion or hustle. Wade's highlight this series has been a couple of defensive plays he will make each game but besides that he is contributing nothing.

What a disappointing way for the team to flame out. I hope some good comes out of this and Pat Riley makes some major roster moves to get younger and bigger.

I actually want to pick the Pacers for game 7, can anyone convince me that Miami wins this? I am all ears.
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In lighter news tonight, Roy Hibbert uses "motherfucker" and "no homo" in his press conference and all the people are acting all butthurt.

This one openly gay ESPN writer Kevin Arnovitz was said he was disappointed and said it was historic that Roy Hibbert came out as straight. Twitter verse is offering him full support.

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I'm hard to offend. But I think less of him. MT @Smithers_Rob52s @kevinarnovitz Does "no homo" offend u or do u just chalk up to ignorance?

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On the upside, it's nice to see Roy Hibbert come out as a straight man. A historic season continues.
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What a performance by the Pacers! Playing like this, they definitely have a shot against this very average Heat team. And even if somehow, the Heat makes it to the finals, the Spurs team will eat them for breakfast in 5 if not a sweep wouldn't too far fetched!

Come on Pacers! One more win!!!!!

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(06-02-2013 12:48 AM)Vacancier Permanent Wrote:  What a performance by the Pacers! Playing like this, they definitely have a shot against this very average Heat team. And even if somehow, the Heat makes it to the finals, the Spurs team will eat them for breakfast in 5 if not a sweep wouldn't too far fetched!

Come on Pacers! One more win!!!!!

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This will be Parker's 4th ring if they win.

Just as a basketball fan it is disappointing to see a 66 win team to go down like this. I honestly would not have cared if the Spurs beat a fully healthy Miami Heat because I like Duncan and Parker but Miami Heat turning into Miami Cavaliers feels like I am being robbed of greatness. If nothing else, a fully healthy Spurs and Heat would have been beautiful basketball.

I am officially picking the Pacers to beat Miami in game 7. Wade has turned into a little bitch. The Miami Heat is disintegrating. I have never seen them turn on each other and this includes the Dallas series and last year when they were down 3-2 against Boston and when Wade had a shitty game 3 against Indiana when he almost beat up Spo.

Dwyane Wade wants bigger role

Yeah, he wants more shots so he can be 4-20 instead of 3-11. All of a sudden Wade looks very tradeable. I always thought Bosh would be the one traded to keep LeBron and Wade under the new CBA.
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(06-02-2013 01:35 AM)TheSlayer Wrote:  Just as a basketball fan it is disappointing a 66 win team to go down like this. I honestly would not have cared if the Spurs beat a fully healthy Miami Heat because I like Duncan and Parker but Miami Heat turning into Miami Cavaliers feels like I am being robbed of greatness. If nothing else, a fully healthy Spurs and Heat would have been beautiful basketball.

This.

Also, it really is ridiculous that Wade is making those comments. Haslem Cole and Birdman have had a way better postseason than him and Bosh, wtf is he on about?
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In other news, Grant Hill just retired. He was my favorite player of the 90s, class personified, and was the prototype for Lebron and KD. It will be sad to see him go.
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(06-02-2013 01:35 AM)TheSlayer Wrote:  
(06-02-2013 12:48 AM)Vacancier Permanent Wrote:  What a performance by the Pacers! Playing like this, they definitely have a shot against this very average Heat team. And even if somehow, the Heat makes it to the finals, the Spurs team will eat them for breakfast in 5 if not a sweep wouldn't too far fetched!

Come on Pacers! One more win!!!!!

Tony Parker, 5th Ring and MVP of the finals!

This will be Parker's 4th ring if they win.

Just as a basketball fan it is disappointing to see a 66 win team to go down like this. I honestly would not have cared if the Spurs beat a fully healthy Miami Heat because I like Duncan and Parker but Miami Heat turning into Miami Cavaliers feels like I am being robbed of greatness. If nothing else, a fully healthy Spurs and Heat would have been beautiful basketball.

I am officially picking the Pacers to beat Miami in game 7. Wade has turned into a little bitch. The Miami Heat is disintegrating. I have never seen them turn on each other and this includes the Dallas series and last year when they were down 3-2 against Boston and when Wade had a shitty game 3 against Indiana when he almost beat up Spo.

Dwyane Wade wants bigger role

Yeah, he wants more shots so he can be 4-20 instead of 3-11. All of a sudden Wade looks very tradeable. I always thought Bosh would be the one traded to keep LeBron and Wade under the new CBA.

From what I see, he's lost confidence and has passed up some shots he should have taken. I think his legs aren't really allowing him to attack like he normally would. He's tentative, and it has nothing to do with the team not getting him opportunities. He plays with perhaps one of the most unselfish superstars in league history. It isn't how many shots he is, or isn't getting. It's the kind of shots. His jumpers are short, so that means he isn't getting his legs into the shot. Bosh's problem is in his head - he's shrinking from the challenge. Hibbert has to be attacked - he's only going to come out so far, and Bosh is missing his deep jump shots. If you want to force Hibbert to do more than just sit and guard the basket, where he can provide help instead of forcing him to actually play his OWN man, Bosh needs to get into an attacking mindset. Haslem and Anderson have the correct mindset, because they can't succeed without it. Bosh has a higher skill level, so he's relying on that, but what he's doing isn't working. It's killing his team because he's one of the few players they have with size that they can rely on. He's taking himself away from the basket, and can't challenge on the boards.

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(06-01-2013 11:24 PM)TheSlayer Wrote:  In lighter news tonight, Roy Hibbert uses "motherfucker" and "no homo" in his press conference and all the people are acting all butthurt.

This one openly gay ESPN writer Kevin Arnovitz was said he was disappointed and said it was historic that Roy Hibbert came out as straight. Twitter verse is offering him full support.

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I'm hard to offend. But I think less of him. MT @Smithers_Rob52s @kevinarnovitz Does "no homo" offend u or do u just chalk up to ignorance?

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On the upside, it's nice to see Roy Hibbert come out as a straight man. A historic season continues.

I've always found the "no homo" qualifier a little humorous. As if a man can't give another man props for any reason without it sounding like he wants to fuck him. Ridiculous. Hibbert is really feeling himself, and he couldn't control his emotions. Hopefully this will die quickly...

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(05-31-2013 10:18 PM)Timoteo Wrote:  Z-Bo isn't fat.

Maybe fat was the wrong word to use.. Maybe not..?

Z-Bo looked out of shape against the Spurs. His energy level was low. His "motor" and "work rate" was not very good. He did not aggressively and forcefully battle against Splitter and Duncan and Diaw.

I don't think he was in very good shape. I think his fitness level was poor.

I think a big difference in that series was the fitness level of Duncan. Duncan lost 20 pounds going into this season. He is moving better then he has in a few years. He looks 30 again. His energy level and work rate improved.

Duncan's length really bothered Z-Bo.

Compare this to 20010-2011 playoffs when the Grizzlies beat the Spurs. Z-Bo dominated the paint. He outplayed Duncan.

Why?

I think Z-Bo was in better shape then Duncan that year. This year it was the opposite.

I suspect Z-Bo was tired. He doesn't have the luxury of playing for Popovich and getting to rest as often as possible.

I really credit coach Pop for keeping Duncan fresh throughout the year. He learned from the playoffs 2 years ago when Duncan was worn out at the end of the year.

Maybe the right word was "fresh".

Duncan looked fresh and energetic. Z-Bo did not.

Thats what I wanted to say. "Fat" was not the right word.

Can't wait for tomorrow night!
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(06-01-2013 11:21 PM)TheSlayer Wrote:  I have maintained all season that the Heat would win the title but I didn't mean this version of the Heat. Every single time we have predicted the finals I have picked the Heat. I am officially saying the Spurs will beat the Miami Cavaliers. Even if by some miracle Miami beats Indiana, the Spurs will win against this Cavs team in 5. Forget the injury excuses for Wade and Bosh, they are playing with absolutely no passion or hustle. Wade's highlight this series has been a couple of defensive plays he will make each game but besides that he is contributing nothing.

What a disappointing way for the team to flame out. I hope some good comes out of this and Pat Riley makes some major roster moves to get younger and bigger.

I actually want to pick the Pacers for game 7, can anyone convince me that Miami wins this? I am all ears.

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I'm shocked the indiana-miami series is going to game 7. Wake up Miami!
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(06-02-2013 02:48 PM)iWin Wrote:  
(06-01-2013 11:21 PM)TheSlayer Wrote:  I have maintained all season that the Heat would win the title but I didn't mean this version of the Heat. Every single time we have predicted the finals I have picked the Heat. I am officially saying the Spurs will beat the Miami Cavaliers. Even if by some miracle Miami beats Indiana, the Spurs will win against this Cavs team in 5. Forget the injury excuses for Wade and Bosh, they are playing with absolutely no passion or hustle. Wade's highlight this series has been a couple of defensive plays he will make each game but besides that he is contributing nothing.

What a disappointing way for the team to flame out. I hope some good comes out of this and Pat Riley makes some major roster moves to get younger and bigger.

I actually want to pick the Pacers for game 7, can anyone convince me that Miami wins this? I am all ears.

Two words: LeBron James.

I actually thought about the before picking the Pacers tomorrow. There's a reason that LeBron was 0-2 in game 7s with the Cavaliers before beating Boston last year with the Heat in 7. Miami isn't going to beat the Pacers tomorrow by playing "harder" or with their "will". It will come down to execution and Miami will need to make shots. The Pacers will give this their maximum effort when it is one game to NBA Finals. The Miami Cavaliers ain't winning tomorrow. If the actual Heat team shows up, Miami wins this. However, their locker-room actually seems fractured after last night.

It's amazing how the 27 game winning streak seems like it was from another season altogether. The disappearance of Wade and Bosh has been baffling. I believe in LeBron but I don't believe in the Cavs.

That being said, does anyone else have another argument? I hope Miami wins tomorrow but from my perspective it doesn't look too good right now.
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(06-02-2013 04:23 PM)InternationPlayboy Wrote:  I'm shocked the indiana-miami series is going to game 7. Wake up Miami!

I hope they do because if you are a real basketball fan when the Heat is playing its best they are an incredibly fun team to watch. I always find it funny that people hate on Miami (some reasons are valid, some are just dumb) but the Heat actually play team basketball. The Spurs and Miami are the two best teams at playing team basketball. LeBron is the most unselfish superstar ever. This is why Wade's bitching last night was funny/sad. Dude needs to wake up. At least Bosh took the blame on him and said he needed to play better. Gotta give him props for that.

I also wanted to ask you about Masai Ujiri leaving Denver. Are the fans pissed there? Apparently Denver is one of the cheapest teams in the league and their front-office people are amongst the lowest paid.
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To be honest I've only heard a couple of people mention Masai Ujiri, but they seemed to be disappointed. He was a great manager. To be honest though, basketball seems to be more towards the bottom of the totum poll for people in Denver. Most of the other major sports come first. A surprisingly high number of people like baseball, which is probably my least favorite sport. It's been hard for me to meet people that I can talk to about basketball here. Maybe I'm just not meeting the right people.
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(06-02-2013 07:52 PM)InternationPlayboy Wrote:  To be honest I've only heard a couple of people mention Masai Ujiri, but they seemed to be disappointed. He was a great manager. To be honest though, basketball seems to be more towards the bottom of the totum poll for people in Denver. Most of the other major sports come first. A surprisingly high number of people like baseball, which is probably my least favorite sport. It's been hard for me to meet people that I can talk to about basketball here. Maybe I'm just not meeting the right people.

What would you say the most popular team is? The Broncos?

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