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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7160 on: February 25, 2020, 12:31:01 AM »
Difficult watching Vanessa, canít imagine how hard that was

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« Reply #7161 on: February 25, 2020, 06:16:00 PM »
it was a beautiful ceremony, we miss you Kobe.

here's the link to full ceremony

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKzsBunMsiM

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« Reply #7162 on: February 25, 2020, 06:16:53 PM »
Great speech from Jordan at the Kobe memorial, really touching.
he managed to make us cry and laugh at the same time.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7163 on: March 3, 2020, 09:46:43 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/mar/03/spike-lee-new-york-knicks-james-dolan

So the summer after you miss out on superstars in free agency, you treat your biggest fan like this, never change knicks

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« Reply #7164 on: March 4, 2020, 04:35:22 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/mar/03/spike-lee-new-york-knicks-james-dolan

So the summer after you miss out on superstars in free agency, you treat your biggest fan like this, never change knicks

The circus continues, they're just a massive joke. I mean arguing over which entrance to use fuck me, too busy with off-court appointments and controversies, no wonder they're in such a state. I do feel sorry for the ordinary fans though.

Made up they never got Zion, probably would have ruined him as well. On Zion anyone actually watched him yet for the Pelicans? I don't watch much college basketball so outside of highlights so never seen him last year. Wow the hype is real on this kid, he's such a beast in the paint at 19, he'll be unstoppable in years to come especially if he can improve his mid-range and 3pt game. Needs a summer with Chris Brickley.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7165 on: March 4, 2020, 10:09:49 PM »
Heís gonna be unstoppable whether he can shoot or not. He has Shaq potential.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7166 on: March 7, 2020, 10:32:19 AM »
Porzingis has been playing great lately, i think they will upset the Nuggets if they get them and take it to 7th game vs the Rockets. They match terribly vs the Clippers and Lakers though.

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« Reply #7167 on: March 8, 2020, 01:29:17 PM »
LeBron refusing to play if there's no fans...

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LeBron James said he ďainít playingĒ if there are no fans in the arena due to concerns about the coronavirus.

The Los Angeles Laker spoke with reporters after the team's win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday at the Staples Center.

"We play games without the fans?" James asked incredulously. "Nah, itís impossible."

"I ainít playing," James continued. "I ainít got the fans in the crowd. Thatís who I play for. I play for my teammates. I play for the fans. Thatís what itís all about. If I show up to an arena and there are no fans in there, I ainít playing. They can do what they want to do."

The question came as sports arenas and other large venues try to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which has killed an estimated 17 people across the U.S. as of Friday.

Multiple NBA team executives told USA Today Sports that they have considered playing in empty arenas as a last resort to prevent the spread of the virus.

The basketball league reportedly sent teams a memo on Friday telling them to prepare for the possibility of fanless games and identifying which personnel would need to attend.

The Golden State Warriors released a statement saying the Saturday game against the Philadelphia 76ers will continue as scheduled. The team noted that the game will be televised nationally and encouraged fans who are feeling sick not to attend.

Sports venues across the world are scrambling to implement contingency plans, including the Summer Olympics, which are scheduled to begin on July 24 in Tokyo.

Organizers of the upcoming Tokyo Games held a test event on Friday with no fans or top athletes present to test the rock climbing facilities.

Nippon Professional Baseball ó Japan's baseball league ó is holding preseason games in empty stadiums, and the J.League (soccer) has postponed matches until March 18.

In Italy, the epicenter of the European outbreak, three players and a staff member of the Tuscany-based soccer club US Pianese have tested positive for coronavirus. 

In the U.S., a CenturyLink Field concessions employee who worked during the XFL's Seattle Dragons home game on Feb. 22 tested positive. Officials say the 22,060 people at the game are at low risk of contracting the virus.

More than 300 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., while more than 100,000 cases have been reported worldwide.

Washington state continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., with at least 14 deaths there. However, Florida officials on Friday confirmed the first two deaths on the East Coast.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7168 on: March 8, 2020, 10:32:01 PM »
Long live the king

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7169 on: March 8, 2020, 11:15:13 PM »
A virtuoso, can't wait to hear Shannon Sharpe's take on it tomorrow  :D
So bloody what? If you watch football to be absolutely miserable then go watch cricket.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7170 on: March 8, 2020, 11:29:34 PM »
Lebron was quite impressive today.
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« Reply #7171 on: March 8, 2020, 11:33:42 PM »
A virtuoso, can't wait to hear Shannon Sharpe's take on it tomorrow  :D

Uncle Shay is on Lebron's payroll 24/7, he's going to wild out tomorrow  ;D

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7172 on: March 8, 2020, 11:38:43 PM »
GOAT mask will definitely be out. Avery Bradley was unreal tonight, not sure Lakers can bank on that for a whole playoff series though.
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« Reply #7173 on: March 8, 2020, 11:39:38 PM »
GOAT mask will definitely be out. Avery Bradley was unreal tonight, not sure Lakers can bank on that for a whole playoff series though.

The Henny will be on the table for sure too  ;D Yeah I don't think so either mate, I think the Clippers have too much depth, but Lebron is the xfactor so you never know

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7174 on: March 8, 2020, 11:40:15 PM »
Lebron was quite impressive today.
Deffo. Caught some of it. Great performance.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7175 on: March 8, 2020, 11:41:14 PM »
The Henny will be on the table for sure too  ;D Yeah I don't think so either mate, I think the Clippers have too much depth, but Lebron is the xfactor so you never know

I'm wildly obsessed with that show even though I know what they're going to say before they start. Yeah that's the way I see it too, I'll be happy to watch a seven game series between the two though.
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« Reply #7176 on: March 8, 2020, 11:50:51 PM »
I'm wildly obsessed with that show even though I know what they're going to say before they start. Yeah that's the way I see it too, I'll be happy to watch a seven game series between the two though.

The combination with the troll that is Skip is hilarious, Shannon has a great personality, despite the topics being tedious at times, it's entertaining.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7177 on: March 9, 2020, 08:56:29 AM »
The Henny will be on the table for sure too  ;D Yeah I don't think so either mate, I think the Clippers have too much depth, but Lebron is the xfactor so you never know

Just because of that, the Lakers have to be the favourites for the championship.
They've put some nice pieces alongside Lebron and Davis, and if they get Kuzma and another bench player to consistently step up (Bradley last night, usually Green or Pope), they're tough to beat. And such an athletic team capable of 3 point shooting. Been impressed with their trades lately.
Also, the Lebron-Davis dynamic is so deadly come crunch time. Personally, I think they just fit each other's games far better than Leonard and George.
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7178 on: March 11, 2020, 06:27:28 PM »
Brooklyn v Golden State will be played behind closed doors tomorrow.
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7179 on: March 12, 2020, 01:48:20 AM »
League suspended.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7180 on: March 12, 2020, 01:52:30 AM »

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« Reply #7181 on: March 12, 2020, 04:36:28 AM »
i believe all sports events will be canceled within a few weeks.

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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7182 on: March 12, 2020, 04:36:55 AM »
League suspended.


Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus too
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7183 on: March 12, 2020, 03:00:06 PM »
Donavan Mitchell just tested positive, too.

Gobert deserves all of the criticism that comes to him. Based on that video of him touching all of the microphones and Woj's recent tweet, he clearly thought this was all fun and games.
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Re: NBA Discussion
« Reply #7184 on: March 12, 2020, 03:06:02 PM »
Mudiay too plus many others i assume.

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Re: NBA Discussion
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« Reply #7186 on: March 14, 2020, 01:58:48 PM »
The NBA has some excellent young role models. Zion Williamson is paying Smoothie King Centre's employees' salary for a month. Antetokounmpo has donated a lot and I think Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and Cody Zeller are doing something to help.

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« Reply #7187 on: March 14, 2020, 02:01:27 PM »
Shame the players had to do it before the billionaire owners

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« Reply #7188 on: March 18, 2020, 09:20:13 AM »
The NBA has some excellent young role models. Zion Williamson is paying Smoothie King Centre's employees' salary for a month. Antetokounmpo has donated a lot and I think Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and Cody Zeller are doing something to help.
Kevin Love has always been a great role model, one of my most fav non Warriors of all time.

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« Reply #7189 on: March 20, 2020, 12:39:40 AM »
Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was tested 5 days ago. Result came back positive today. He is doing fine.

The Celtics had played Utah on March 6, thus there was a suspicion that Boston players might have contracted it from Gobert or Mitchell of the Jazz.

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« Reply #7190 on: March 20, 2020, 02:57:57 AM »
Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was tested 5 days ago. Result came back positive today. He is doing fine.

The Celtics had played Utah on March 6, thus there was a suspicion that Boston players might have contracted it from Gobert or Mitchell of the Jazz.

https://twitter.com/smart_MS3/status/1240786953924214793
there was a conference in Boston where a lot of folks got it too

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« Reply #7192 on: April 20, 2020, 02:44:19 PM »
The first 2 episodes of The Last Dance were fantastic. Going to be a great doc.
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« Reply #7193 on: April 20, 2020, 03:12:52 PM »
The first 2 episodes of The Last Dance were fantastic. Going to be a great doc.
Was probably going to wait till they put up all the episodes but 2 a week is pretty good. Looks great.

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« Reply #7194 on: April 20, 2020, 03:32:15 PM »
Feel like I saw the whole thing given the amount of stuff on my Twitter feed this morning  :D

The captions guy clearly had a blast

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« Reply #7195 on: April 20, 2020, 03:49:23 PM »
The two Jerry's absolute daft tarts.

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« Reply #7196 on: April 20, 2020, 03:50:03 PM »
I know Scottie Pippen had a large family he needed to support and some back issues when he signed that contract in 1991, but damn, Luc Longley was getting more than him and he was something like the 120th best paid player in the league in 1998 (and ironically it was the mingebag owner who told him not to do a long term deal!!)

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« Reply #7197 on: April 20, 2020, 04:39:50 PM »
Feel like I saw the whole thing given the amount of stuff on my Twitter feed this morning  :D

The captions guy clearly had a blast


Only watched the first ep and that Obama caption definitely stood out  :D

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« Reply #7198 on: April 20, 2020, 09:27:55 PM »
Just seen this is up on Netflix UK now.
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« Reply #7199 on: April 20, 2020, 11:49:57 PM »
I know Scottie Pippen had a large family he needed to support and some back issues when he signed that contract in 1991, but damn, Luc Longley was getting more than him and he was something like the 120th best paid player in the league in 1998 (and ironically it was the mingebag owner who told him not to do a long term deal!!)
Just read an aticle on that today on CBS about that.

Amazing he was the 2nd best player in the league and getting a pittance.

Shocking from the ownership who took advantage that his family were relying on him money wise and they lowballed him to save money, they refused to even renegotiate the terms after the first 3peat.

Him and Jordan called the idiot of a GM crumbs because he always had muffin crumbs on his shirt and tie. ;D

That article talked about the Bulls GM enamoured with signing that Croat who was touted the best overseas player on the planet, so Pippen and Jordan talked and decided to take turns guarding him in the 92 Olympics and he only scored 4 points. :lmao

Just seen this is up on Netflix UK now.
Nice one, be watching that with the other half sadly a (Crazy mad Lakers fan) who thinks Kobe is the GOAT.

Hopefully watching this changes that belief. :)
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