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(05-01-2014 07:57 PM)Slim Shady Wrote:  Speaking of the Wizards, I miss Agent Zero.

And no, Wizards ain't got nothing on the Nets.

Gil-Zero in his prime was my favorite player. I remember that one game-tying shot he took against Cleveland in that one eastern semis series (2005?). The shot was like 3 steps from the half-court line.
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Mike Scott putting Ian Mahinmi in the basket.





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http://nypost.com/2014/05/01/nbas-zero-t...s-carcass/

NBA’s ‘zero tolerance’ hypocrites feast on Sterling’s carcass

Here’s the scene, as seen dozens of times: You’re in a swanky Manhattan restaurant at a table for, oh, six, when in walks an elderly man with a fabulous young, bejeweled thing on his arm.
“Check that out,” says a member of your party.

“You know who that is? That’s old man Skuttleton, the air conditioning magnate. He’s worth half a billion, easy. Just split with his wife, after 57 years.”

“That his granddaughter?”

“Yeah, sure. That’s his new girlfriend. He’s 80; she’s 31.”
Now, as a matter of practicality, such a conspicuously extreme couple allows the reasonable to presume, as a matter of applied logic and the human condition, that neither the old man nor his girlfriend practices good sense. It’s perhaps likely he’s half off his rocker and she’s there to gather what falls from his pockets.

At arm’s length, the scene seems sad, even pathetic. And if such a scenario doesn’t strike you as a clue to Donald Sterling’s current sense and senses, well, it does it for me.

Understand that the NBA and its team executives for years knew that Sterling was/is very different, and not in a pleasantly eccentric way. He was widely known, as in coast to coast, as a pain-in-the-arse team owner and creep — a man not worth anyone’s sympathy.
If, for example, five years ago, you walked through the halls of the NBA offices, stopping at each office to say to its occupant, “Donald Sterling for you on line 3!” you would be met with crooked smiles, eyes rolled back, and shakes of the head. Everyone knew Sterling was, shall we say, trouble, the kind who in time lists to starboard.
Thus, it shocked few that Sterling would split with his wife of 57 years, then find romance with a 31-year-old — forgive the indelicacy — “hot babe.”

So why did the NBA think Sterling would be any more sensible at 80 than he was at 76? Was it waiting for him to improve? Why didn’t the NBA work to have Sterling removed as the Clippers’ owner, force him, as per its prescribed right, to sell, abdicate, retire, withdraw or in every way just go away?

Because that might’ve triggered a long, expensive legal battle? Maybe. But the easier road, by far, was to wait for Sterling to die, or at least fade away. And that would come soon enough.
But a funny thing happened while waiting. He did neither. And so Tuesday — to cries of “Hooray for the NBA! Hooray for justice! To the Bastille!” — the NBA publicly executed a bloated, 80-year-old man with a well-earned reputation for repugnancy, having made him accountable for what he said to his 31-year-old girlfriend in private. Hooray!

Sterling was dead on survival.

It wasn’t as if the NBA was going to candidly and courageously admit its role in this, something like, “We’ve long known that Mr. Sterling was capable of such reprehensible behavior — in public and private. To that end, this is on us. We’ll take the hit, but only because we deserve it.”

Fat chance.

The practical has no shot against public relations, especially when highly selective, one-way outrage and pressure can be so easily and simplistically applied.

So on Tuesday, the NBA set its social and racial sensitivity bar at its highest rung. It lynched a mean old fool who committed the crime of being overheard speaking like one.

Drake will host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, a league decision that Mushnick calls hypocritical in the wake of Donald Sterling’s ban.

Former NBA player Jalen Rose coaches one side of the celebrity game at this year’s All-Star festivities. Rose was spotted on ESPN taking Donald Sterling to task, but previously had no problem labeling Duke’s black ballplayers “Uncle Toms.”

Already, some have suggested the NBA has set a standard for itself that will be tough to meet.

Nonsense. That bar was returned, back down low, the moment Tuesday’s “zero tolerance” session ended.

After all, having proudly and eagerly announced that the vulgar rapper — is that redundant? — Drake would be the celebrity host of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game,
it’s not as if Commissioner Adam Silver will withdraw the invite.

Perhaps Drake can perform one of his many hate-filled numbers in which black men are called “N—as,” women are obscenely objectified as good for only one thing, and “f–k” is frequently rapped as a verb, noun, adverb, prefix or suffix.

In other words, what Drake records and performs in public for a living fully meets with the NBA’s approval and even big-event promotion. But what old coot Donald Sterling spoke in private led to a summary execution.

What bar? It’s already gone. But perhaps Drake was grandfathered where Sterling, at 80, wasn’t.

And it’s not as if the arrests of NBA players for genuine crimes — such as, say, beating women — will be dealt with any more harshly now that Sterling has been slaughtered and served to the public as someone whose behavior the NBA won’t tolerate!

Predictably, even before Sterling’s Tuesday execution, many of the most morally and racially outraged took their seats on the reviewing stand for the March of the Hypocrites. I love a parade!

On ESPN, where the worst acts are regularly and generously selected for both sanctuary and stardom, Jalen Rose put 1 and 1 together and demanded Sterling’s head.

This is the same Jalen Rose who, as a former Michigan player, was featured in a 2011 documentary about the early-1990s Michigan-Duke basketball rivalry. Rose trashed Duke’s black players as “Uncle Toms,” apparently because they could speak discernible English and attended some classes while in college. Shame on them!

This Jalen Rose now blames his transgressions — including theft, while an NBA player — as “the Detroit coming out in me.” What does that mean? As a black man from Detroit we should expect no better?

But Rose, on ESPN, was outraged at the racial bigotry overheard from Sterling!

Same day on ESPN sat baseball analyst Ozzie Guillen, who, as a profane MLB manager, called his critics “faggots” and expressed his admiration for Fidel Castro.

But ESPN loves such folks. They say such cray-zee things!

Then there was “Let’s Be Honest” Mike Francesa, who claimed, as if he again had inside info, that Sterling would receive a one-year suspension. Regardless, Francesa jumped on Sterling.

This same Mike Francesa, days after the 9/11 attacks, blamed it all on Israel and Jews, then, as if borrowing from “Mein Kampf,” questioned the loyalty of American Jews. (You bet WFAN “lost” those tapes!)

But Donald Sterling, the 80-year-old who for years was indulged by the NBA and his co-owners as a high-risk miscreant who increasingly behaved as if his tank were running out of sense, left the NBA no choice. Hang him high! Good riddance to old rubbish! Ding-dong, the witch is dead!

Happened fast, too. Public pressure. That, and the NBA had to execute him before he died.
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woah woah woah, drake is untouchable. T.O. HOME BOY
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I love this sas/dal series. Can they play 15 games?
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Ok this is just getting ridiculous!
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Crazy ass first round.
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Huge Agent Zero fan begged my coach to be number 0 in high school, no go. My best memory of him is jumping off the trampoline and going between the legs during the All-Star game.
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And here I was looking forward to Game 7 in Houston. . .

Fucking Lillard!!!

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05-03-2014 12:28 AM
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How can you give Lillard an open shot!?!?!? Wow, what a FINISH… heartbreaking for the Rockets.

Lillard is establishing quite a reputation. That's one of the greatest series clinchers ever, reminiscent of Jordan against the Cavs, but from 3. Fucking clutch, what a shooter.
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Fuck it is hard to be a Rockets fan. We really are choke city. Ill be hitting the Bulleit tonight.
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(05-03-2014 12:28 AM)2Wycked Wrote:  And here I was looking forward to Game 7 in Houston. . .

Fucking Lillard!!!

If Chandler Parsons passed the ball to a wide open Howard for a monster dunk....Portland would not have had enough time for a catch/shoot.

Then again...Lillard should not have been wide open for that shot, lol.

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^^^

Batum passed that ball half-heartedly, and was on his way to the bench. Lillard pulled them the fuck out.

I'm trying to think of legit, buzzer-beating series clinchers and all I can come up with is Jordan against the Cavs. Seriously one of the greatest shots in NBA history right there.

Edit: Just remembered Stockton in 97 against the, you guessed it, Rockets.
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As a die hard Blazers fan, I was in tears for about 10 minutes. The 14 years since that Game 7, 2000 WCF collapse have been nothing but heartache and disappointment. I'm elated and still in shock.
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So far this has been the best playoffs in a long long time. Off the chain...
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(05-03-2014 01:02 AM)Drazen Wrote:  As a die hard Blazers fan, I was in tears for about 10 minutes. The 14 years since that Game 7, 2000 WCF collapse have been nothing but heartache and disappointment. I'm elated and still in shock.

I remember that!

Weren't ya'll up 15 on the Lakeshow with half the 4th gone?

Blazers earned this win...I was high on Lillard before, but I think he's gonna be one the best players in the game for years to come.

All that being said, between Oden, Brandon Roy....Blazers been languishing for years with bad luck.

Now I'm pulling for the Clips tomorrow!!!

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(05-03-2014 01:42 AM)2Wycked Wrote:  Now I'm pulling for the Clips tomorrow!!!

The Warriors are about to deliver the town of LA the L they deserve, courtesy of the bay. #TownBizz #BeatLA #BlakeGriffinHasVitiligo #CliffPaulNeedsToGoBackToSellingInsurance
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(05-03-2014 01:42 AM)2Wycked Wrote:  
(05-03-2014 01:02 AM)Drazen Wrote:  As a die hard Blazers fan, I was in tears for about 10 minutes. The 14 years since that Game 7, 2000 WCF collapse have been nothing but heartache and disappointment. I'm elated and still in shock.

I remember that!

Weren't ya'll up 15 on the Lakeshow with half the 4th gone?

Blazers earned this win...I was high on Lillard before, but I think he's gonna be one the best players in the game for years to come.

All that being said, between Oden, Brandon Roy....Blazers been languishing for years with bad luck.

Now I'm pulling for the Clips tomorrow!!!

Yes. One of the most painful experiences of my life. Words cannot describe how I feel right now. To get to the 2nd round after 14 years is just incredible. All the emotions just came rushing to me from all the years of Jailblazers, Oden, Roy, high expectations and fantastic disappointment.
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Sometimes little things go unnoticed:

With only 0.9 seconds left, why was James Harden (defensive juggernaut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVYJULACcao) on the floor? As Lillard was curling over the screen, Harden should have switched off of Wesley Matthews onto Lillard (Surely they were playing a "no threes" defense). I would have put in Francisco Garcia to help defend the last shot.

In fact, Kevin McHale called a timeout after seeing the Blazers line up the first time to inbound the ball, and that was the best defense they could come up with?
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