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Discussion in 'Community' started by KnightWriter, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Jedi Master star 4

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    So...Rondo tore his ACL and then played two overtimes on it? Trying to determine where this ranks on the "Epic Badass" scale.

    (I may be fined by Roger Goodell for this post)
     
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  2. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    David Stern is the current NBA commish, not Goodell (and is sometimes more fine - happy on Owners than Goodell is)
     
  3. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Jedi Master star 4

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    "Epic Badass" scale for playing injured, Juliet. Concussions and the NFL and...nevermind.
     
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  4. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i hobbled around for a month on a torn acl before i finally went to the doctor. still, to play basketball at the highest level on one for any length of time is pretty hardcore.
     
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  5. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    During the Sixers/Lakers finals a decade ago, the most non-typical-NBA-player feat of endurance I have ever witnessed in my life was Eric Snow running up and down the court with a broken foot, with the pins literally protruding from his ankle. But, he still played. It was unbelievable.
     
  6. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    i think snow wins that contest pretty much hands down.
     
  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Some interesting numbers for the Lakers over their past 2 games:

    -17, 17, 15, 15, 14- the scoring outputs for Gasol/Howard/Nash/MWP/Kobe on Friday night against Utah.

    -12, 16, 11, 17, 21, 15- scoring for Jamison/Gasol/Clark/Nash/MWP/Kobe.... some rather niiiiiiiiiiice balance there in each game.

    -28- assist total for Kobe over the 2 games, 14 assists in each one.

    -5- Meeks' scoring output for today, which seems like a insignificant amount, but this came at the early stages of the 4th quarter, giving the Lakers a needed bounce.


    2 wins in a row is a small sample size, not 100% guaranteed (DUH) to be indicative of a Lakers push to .500/the playoffs, but it's been pleasant to see, especially today's effort, since it was against OKC.
     
  8. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    whoa, kobe starts sharing the ball and the lakers start to look like a team. weird.
     
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  9. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  10. EBSaints

    EBSaints Jedi Master star 6

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    Before Tom Benson finalized the deal to buy the Hornets, he said he wanted to change the name. Hornets doesn't mean anything in New Orleans. NOLA is a city rich on culture, tradition and a passion for the state so he wanted a name that was more local. Then there's the issue of, even after 10+ years in New Orleans, national media still mistakenly said the Charlotte Hornets. It happened more often than you'd think. New Orleans wanted something that was it's own, not a name that belonged in Charlotte so now you get the New Orleans Pelicans.
     
  11. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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  12. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Jedi Master star 4

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    Don't worry, this too shall pass.

    (See what I did there)
     
  13. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I was at the Sixers/Grizzlies clinic on how to not play defensively at all. It was a sick game. Gasol torched us for his career high, but roughly 4 players on each team set career points in this game. We had the lead some absurd number of times like 15. It was really a fun game to watch from a running/dunking/points perspective.

    The big news was that Bynum has slam-dunked at practice and is setting a date for starting following the Allstar game. Why this is doubly big in the East is that this news comes at the same time that Rondo is done for the year in Boston. We are only 2 points behind Boston and they just lost their best player while, arguably (aside from possibly Jrue Holiday), our best player is finally healthy and is about to take the court for our run into the playoffs. The Eastern Conference is about to shift, considerably, even if Bynum isn't at full capacity for awhile.
     
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  14. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yeah, the eastern conference is shifting so that the Heat get to trample over somebody new this year.
     
  15. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just wait until the Eastern Conference really shifts - when Howard bolts LA after the season and the Lakers tank next year, and then pair the #1 overall pick with Lebron James the following year.
     
  16. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I can almost see that scenario playing out in its entirety.
     
  17. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We can't forget the best part of that scenario - the Tunick brothers, united at last. I can picture them with matching Lebron Lakers jerseys and neckbeards.
     
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  18. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    armen with a lebron jersey... that would just be weird.

    and how well would it work if kobe were still there i wonder.
     
  19. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Not sure yet how I feel about the Grizzlies trading Gay to the Raptors. All I know is that our next game is against the Thunder tomorrow and they will beat us by 30 points - give or take a touchdown.
     
  20. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    who'd they get for gay? i mean... who in the world do the raptor's have that was worth him? that just makes no sense.
     
  21. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Did they really need to shed money of their payroll that badly?
     
  22. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The Raptors gave up point guard Jose Calderon and forward Ed Davis in the deal, and then the Grizzlies swapped Calderon with the Detroit Pistons for Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince and somehow got a second round pick from somebody in there.

    I'm intrigued by Davis, because he's fairly young and improving, but we might as well call ourselves the Memphis Forwards now.
     
  23. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  24. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    certainly sounds like it DT.

    and i guess that's a decentish turn over for gay.
     
  25. DarthTunick

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