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

  1. tom

    tom Chosen One star 8

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    honestly the crazy bench celebrations go back way further than when the team was loaded. i've been watching most of their games since 2012 and they were already nuts then, led by a young kent bazemore. but at this point i don't think they're special in any way. every team does this now, and every team takes it to the point of excess at times.
     
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  2. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    You heard it here folks, tom's only been a Warriors fan since 2012! FRAUD!


    Real talk the hate might have something to do with this too:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. tom

    tom Chosen One star 8

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    lol zaza took out his teammates just as frequently.

    i feel like i've already defended my fair-weather fandom too many times to litigate it again.
     
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  4. Master Jedi Fixxxer

    Master Jedi Fixxxer Force Ghost star 5

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    Steph Curry counting 3 points with his fingers after scoring ordoing the shimmy dance by himself is now considered "arrogant" or "provocative" I see.
    I can probably find more provocative celebrations by Giannis, who is one of the most modest players ever.
    I literally cannot think of a single team that doesn't celebrate in the bench after a big win or a huge play. Not one.

    Imagine thinking that Zaza Pachulia is representative of anything that has to do with the Warriors because of 2 years that he played for them. I guess I should hate the Pistons then. That dude Laimbeer is very unlikeable.

    Aaaanyway. Rooting for Portland tonight. As opposed to the Suns, the Blazers are one of the most likeable teams to me.
    I also want to see what the Kings do this year. They are playing really good basketball.
     
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  5. Point Given

    Point Given Manager/Taking Vocabulary Class star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    "Imagine thinking that a player who played for a team has anything to do with that team"

    Dude injured Kawhi on a very dirty play. Draymond has injured plenty of people with his dirty play and is still on the team, and is even injuring his own teammates, lol.
     
  6. tom

    tom Chosen One star 8

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    zaza was a reckless and dangerous player. i used to fear for everyone on the court when he came in the game. i felt the same way about javale, but i don't really consider either player "dirty". on the other hand draymond has definitely done his share of dirty stuff, but i think he's much less dangerous and out of control in his approach to the game.
     
  7. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    I was just havin' a laugh BUT this has triggered the NBA Thread Zaza Clause (not a Netflix Series...yet)

     
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  8. tom

    tom Chosen One star 8

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    i forgot about that post the first time, and i'll forget it again!
     
  9. Runjedirun

    Runjedirun Force Ghost star 6

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    Watching the Grizzlies/Thunder game with my son. Memphis had a fan come down and play a shooting game during a time out. Fan was pretty good and won a jersey. My son says, "Oh, he got hired."
     
  10. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SFTC VII + Deadpool Host/BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    @CT-867-5309 Wasn’t able to watch the Pistons/Lakers game last night; missed a good one.
     
  11. Runjedirun

    Runjedirun Force Ghost star 6

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    Such a fun game and win in Atlanta tonight. Got my money's worth on League Pass and despite all my screaming/cheering the neighbors didn't call the cops.
     
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  12. Master Jedi Fixxxer

    Master Jedi Fixxxer Force Ghost star 5

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    Two different sentences, but the interpretation towards a false argument is always more convenient than what I actually said.
     
  13. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Is this the NBA Thread or the Jedi Draft

    Madine out
     
  14. Master Jedi Fixxxer

    Master Jedi Fixxxer Force Ghost star 5

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  15. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral SFTC January Winner star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Winner VIP - Game Host

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    [​IMG]
     
  16. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Baseball and Three-Time Jedi Draft Champion star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    While we're doing throwback references...

    GAM OVER CAV!!!!!
     
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  17. Master Jedi Fixxxer

    Master Jedi Fixxxer Force Ghost star 5

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    [​IMG]

    33 points on 55% FG and 7/14 on 3pt
    6 rebounds, 3 steals, 15 (!) assists, 1 turnover, +22 in +/-

    Klay Thompson killed it today, he had 10/13 in three point shots.
    He needed that game. When the Warriors are playing well, it's a spectacle.
     
  18. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SFTC VII + Deadpool Host/BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    AD on great tear of late: 30pts/18boards last night, his 3rd straight game of at least 30+/10+ on those ends; the Lakers have won all 3 of those games... how about that?!
     
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  19. tom

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    steve kerr has rested curry, thompson, green and wiggins in the same game twice this season. both times were at new orleans, their only two visits there of the season. i'm just imagining being a warriors fan in new orleans and buying tickets to both games, only for that to happen. and yeah, both games were the tail end of road back-to-backs, but he couldn't have rested some guys in the front end of one of those? you know some people spent like an entire paycheck so they could take their kid to see steph curry. i mean you deal with it of course, it's not the end of the world. i've been to a warriors game in portland where kerr rested steph. i went to see the heat specifically because i wanted to see wade before he retired, and spoelstra rested wade that game. still it just feels lame to make the only times you rested the entire starting lineup the two times you're in one city.
     
  20. Runjedirun

    Runjedirun Force Ghost star 6

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    There were literally 1,000's of Morant Jersey's at the Wizards game, he comes to town once a year and yup he was resting. Everyone around us was understanding and disappointed. Plus Morant still got hurt a week later. It's very frustrating. Westbrook played every OKC @ Wizards and the Houston @ Wizards game I attended.
     
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  21. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Chosen One star 7

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    I saw that. The NBA warned teams not to do that back in 2020. They were warned not to rest healthy players on the road, and not to rest multiple players. Dray and Klay sat due to "injury management", and Steph was out with "elbow soreness". Soreness is not an injury. Injury management is not an injury. Rest at home for those things, where fans have 40 games a year to see their guys.

    The NBA should step in and put a total stop to this.

    1) Come down hard on habitual rulebreakers as things currently stand.
    2) Stop scheduling back to backs. People should boycott every game that is part of a back to back until the NBA stops scheduling them.
    3) Shorten the season by ten games and ban resting when players are able to play.

    As it is, we need to get the word out to people to not buy tickets to back to backs. There's still a lot of casual fans who don't know. Let them play in front of empty arenas and lose money.

    If teams schedule rest days in advance of the season, and we know they do, they should post those rest days publicly and put disclaimers on tickets for those games.
     
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  22. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Chosen One star 7

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    They showed Simmons getting booed by the Philly crowd during intros. Too bad Embiid, Harden, and Maxey are all out, this could have been great.
     
  23. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Casualty star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    They should be cheering like a conquering emperor is returning. He's going to earn them all free Chick Fil A when he bricks all his free throws.
     
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  24. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Chosen One star 7

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    Who taught Ben Simmons his jump hook? It has to be no one. I've never seen anyone else shoot a hook like that in all my years of watching basketball. I've never seen anyone cock their arm and flip a hook shot. I've never seen one so herky-jerky. It's supposed to be one smooth motion.

    That aside, Simmons is having a decent game. 2-2 from the FT line, has made some nice passes and defensive plays.
     
  25. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Chosen One star 7

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    Pathetic showing by Brooklyn. Gave up twenty offensive rebounds.