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

  1. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    did anyone hear about a basketball player getting murdered recently? my mom said she heard something about it on a commercial for the news, but didn't get a chance to watch the rest of it and i'm only getting older murders when i look it up on the interwebs. just figured i'd see if any of you heard about it.
  2. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  3. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    must have been. because i haven't been able to find anything either.
  4. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    You sure she wasn't just watching a Cavs game?

    BAM
  5. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Heat at Knicks, Thunder at the other L.A. professional basketball team, Hawks at Lakers


    What a Sunday for basketball!
  6. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    So, yesterday at approx. 4:15, my wife walks in the door from the tat shop and I decided to be sporadic. "Let's spend as much money as humanly possible and get the best available seats for the 76ers/Warriors game". She said fine and we bought courtside seats. As we are driving down to the sports complex, I admit to her that we are probably going to get scorched by Golden State, but let's just have a fun time with great seats.

    I completely forgot the date and... when we arrive... it's the anniversary of Wilt Chamberlian's 100 points game against the Knicks. Sweet: Free Wilt bobblehead. I was wearing my Holiday jersey, but I own a Wilt 13.

    So, first quarter starts... Nick Young is out with a sprained ankle. Yay. Curry torches us and Golden State gets 35 points in one quarter. It was great to see Andrew Bynum in action. He stood up a few times during time outs.

    2nd quarter: We start to rally and for the first time in 3 years, the 76ers realize what can happen if you do things such as collect defensive rebounds. They begin showing epic old Wilt Chamberlain footage and blasting Rocky themes. We tie up.

    Halftime: the halftime show was intense... but, they wisely reserved the best "extra" for in the third.

    Third: Golden State begins to move ahead, taking momentum back. So, on the screens they strategically announce that Wilt's family are there, cue more epic Wilt footage. Building is finally rocking. 76ers suddenly turn into the defensive rebounding champions of the Eastern Conference and go 11 for 13 on 3's. [face_hypnotized]

    Fourth: We crush Golden State. It was a tight game until the final 5. And then this unbelievableness happens (watch 1:45 and be astounded at a 3 pointer while avoiding a literal flying tackle):
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  7. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Niiiiicely done, MyKe. I've sat courtside at Staples 4 times since 2008 (always in the same section too: 107, behind the basket near the visitor's bench... 4 rows behind the Nicholson seats), and felt like a kid on Christmas morning each time (Lakers going 3-1 in those games).



    Knicks up by 4 going into the 4th... Miami keeps getting that close, but can't seem to get that lead.
  8. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    video's dead, unfortunately

    EDIT

    looks like the heat are going to win this at the end.

    EDIT 2

    yep. heat win. sounds like it was a crazy game for them to end up winning.
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  9. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    A Knick collapse (a 15 point half time lead) + LeBron's 12 4th quarter points will do that. OKC/the other pro L.A. basketball team should be a close one, hopefully... it's still a bit odd to see that other L.A. pro team getting the prime ESPN Sunday telecast.

    :p
  10. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Because Barnes' 3-pointer counted (and after Griffin hit 1 of the free throws), that foul ended being a 7 point swing for the other L.A. pro basketball team. Thankfully OKC withstood that momentum (a Russell Westbrook steal with about 27 seconds left to go helped greatly) to escape with the win.
  11. LloydChristmas Jedi Grand Master

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  12. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    is it really so heard to say clippers armen?

    and that ended up being a helluva game in the 4th.
  13. tom Chosen One

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    wouldn't be at all surprised to see that foul upgraded to a flagrant 2 and a one game suspension.
  14. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Can't believe we blew that game.
  15. tom Chosen One

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  16. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    damn. took me a few seconds to realize who that was.
  17. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    For the time being, yes. :p And speaking of them, it's still a bit of a mind **** to watch a home game of theirs in the afternoon, and then a Laker home game a mere 3+ hours later.
  18. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Even though he looked almost unrecognizable, I figured the guy in the green jersey was LeBron. Carmelo I recognized right off. His facial features haven't changed much.
  19. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    still took me a few seconds simply because i don't see them that much.

    on another note helluva shot from kobe to end the 3rd.

    EDIT

    i'm having trouble understanding why horfords tip in there is being waved off...
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  20. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    That was a sight to see, especially since the Lakers are likely going to be thankful to have those 3 extra points (Atlanta, and in particular Devin Harris) are being rather pesky tonight).
  21. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    indeed they are. been an interesting game since late in the third.
  22. DarthTunick SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Parts lucky, parts Kobe & parts Nash/a timely MWP 4th quarter 3-pointer led to the Lakers very exciting & thrilling 1 point win tonight, improving their record to 13-5 since being a hideously low 7 games under .500 (17-25). Being back at .500 (at 30-30, on 3-3-13 :p ) is quite a sight for this team, given the inconsistencies/terrible play that plagued so much of their season (particularly in January), but damned if it isn't good to finally see them there. Still 2 1/2-3 games out of a playoff berth (only 3 games behind Golden State!), but I haven't been this optimistic all season of their chances to make the postseason.
  23. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i definitely see why they were doing poorly. that collapse was just sad. (first chance i'f had to watch any basketball all season). they just look sooooooo old and slow on fastbreaks that it's not even funny. the thunder or clippers would pretty much run them out of the building.
  24. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    annnnnd double postiness! yay!

    anyway, if you were wondering where lebron got all of his post moves all of a sudden... here's a video of him training with hakeem.




    as a slight aside... i really have to wonder how good hakeem was at soccer... or would have been.
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  25. tom Chosen One

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    so pretty much where everyone goes to get post moves.