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|Jan-22-15|| ||HeMateMe: In the 70s the Kansas City kings (nee Cincinnati Royals) had an amazing backcourt of Nate Archibald and maybe Jimmy Walker or Otis Birdsong, not sure about the second player. Both players averaged +25 ppg, for a season, the only fifty point backcourt in the NBA, at least the only time when the scoring was evenly distributed. |
They probably had a few games where both of the guards went for 30.
|Jan-22-15|| ||plang: They listed the top 10 pairs - The KC duo wasn't on the list.|
But, yea, if they both averaged 25 then they both must have been over 30 several times.
I would be interested in seeing the winning % of teams when two players score 30+. Obviously with West-Baylor the winning % would be high but, I will bet, with some of the other duos that may not be the case.
|Jan-22-15|| ||WannaBe: Holy New York, them Knicks won again!!! 2 game winning streak!!|
|Jan-22-15|| ||HeMateMe: The '72 Sixers can send each other the champagne; their 9/71 season wont be challenged this year. Knicks fans have been going to the games with bags on their heads.|
|Jan-22-15|| ||Baron Harkonnen: imho the only team who can stop Hawks in the East is the Bulls..I saw a couple of Hawks games, they are just 'ready'.|
|Jan-22-15|| ||HeMateMe: How soon before 'bron bails on his team? One more year? I always thought he would end up in new York or los angeles, eventually. I could see him being "the Man" in LA after Kobe clears out.|
|Jan-22-15|| ||plang: Kyle Korver is shooting 50% FG, 50% 3pt FG and 90% FT|
If he is able to maintain that it will be an NBA first
|Jan-22-15|| ||HeMateMe: the 50/50/90 is rare, but it may have been done a couple of time before. Larry Bird may have had one season with that.|
|Jan-22-15|| ||Jim Bartle: 40% on threes is unreal. I can`t even conceive of 50%. Especially since thesse guys often get about .2 seconds to get a shot off, and somebody is still flying at them.|
|Jan-22-15|| ||HeMateMe: Oh, wait. Not in the NBA, but I think it has been done in FIBA, where the 3 pt line is in closer, 22 feet, or something like that. One of those sharpshooters from Lithuania or Croatia may have had a year like that, once.|
|Jan-22-15|| ||Jim Bartle: I checked and was surprised to find there have been quite a few 50% seasons on threes. I had thought there were only a couple, Kerr and Korver and maybe a couple more.|
|Jan-22-15|| ||plang: <HeMateMe: How soon before 'bron bails on his team? One more year? I always thought he would end up in new York or los angeles,>|
I believe James had personal reasons for returning to his (and I think his wife's) hometown.
|Jan-22-15|| ||HeMateMe: <I believe James had personal reasons for returning to his (and I think his wife's) hometown.
That's true, but he also moved back believing that moves were already being made to surround him with talent. One can live anywhere after retiring from the game, for as long as you want, but he only has about five more years where he is going to be really good. I have my doubts that he is willing to spend that time in mediocrity.
Look for a move to LA or New York if the Cavs are but a .500 team next year. I think LA is the likely landing spot once gunner Kobe announces his retirement.
|Jan-23-15|| ||plang: In addition to his personal reasons for returning to Cleveland I am sure he is concerned about how he is perceived.|
If he bolted from Cleveland after a year or two his reputation would take a big hit - he would be a villain again.
...plus I believe him when he said that it would take some time to build a winner in Cleveland.
|Jan-23-15|| ||HeMateMe: <...plus I believe him when he said that it would take some time to build a winner in Cleveland.>|
I think he has a huge ego, and such people are habitually impatient. He jumped ship twice already--would a third time really be such a big surprise?
Lebron's 2016 Open Letter to the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
"I am so sorry to be leaving this wonderful city. When I returned here in 2014 I really thought it was forever. However, the express promises made to me to build a winner here were not delivered upon. It is with a profound sadness I have decided to take my somewhat declining talents to ________.
Your faithful son always, LeBron James."
|Jan-23-15|| ||tamar: Kobe might hang it up now that an MRI discovered a tear in his rotator cuff. |
He lucked out getting his max contract just before the injuries, but the Lakers are sunk unless they hit the lottery, or hire Jerry West back.
|Jan-23-15|| ||HeMateMe: The next CBA is coming up, more television money for the players, so Kobe's deal might not bleed the Lakers as badly as thought.|
I also think they could get a good young free agent player to commit to the Lakers, even at reduced money, with a handshake deal to get the contract revised after Kobe's money is taken off of the books.
|Jan-24-15|| ||Strongest Force: Anyone see the warrior dude hit 37 in the 3rd? 13/13 shots made!|
|Jan-24-15|| ||plang: Warriors signed Thompson to 4 year 70 million $ contract before season.|
Warrior backcourt of Curry and Thompson is referred to as the "Splash Brothers" - no idea why.
In addition to his 52 points he had 5 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks
37 points by Thompson in the 3rd quarter is new NBA record
|Jan-25-15|| ||HeMateMe: The Kobe death throes continue. He is out for season, rotary cuff tear. Last year is the final year of his contract. It will be his 20th season with the team (though he only played about 40 games in the past two seasons combined, and only about 30 this season.|
One sports fan opined on why the Lakers will soon be back on top:
" Potential FA's in every city will see what it means to belong to one of the greatest franchises in all of sports. Being able to star and "be the man" in LA, with it's incredible fan base and media/business opportunities, will be the alluring and intoxicating nectar that ultimately will help this team reach it's rightful place once again"
well, he could be right. I don't think NBA salary is the only motivating factor these days. Derrick Rose in Chicago signed a $185M contract for his shoes. He gets that money just for wearing a pair of shoes. It's easy to see where media exposure from a large city can be more important than free agent money. They'll get a top five pick this year and start rebuilding.
|Jan-25-15|| ||WannaBe: Them LAL are getting LOL'd by the Wizards...|
|Jan-26-15|| ||perfidious: <Baron Harkonnen: imho the only team who can stop Hawks in the East is the Bulls..I saw a couple of Hawks games, they are just 'ready'.>|
Do not count Cavs out just yet--they may even open on the road in the first round, but no-one would probably want to face them.
|Jan-26-15|| ||HeMateMe: the Cavs have no defense under the rim. It is an issue they'll have to resolve in the off season.|
|Jan-26-15|| ||perfidious: <HMM> That weakness was a known quantity going in; the consensus seemed to be that their evident strengths would outweigh it to such an extent that, if the oddsmakers were to be believed, it would not matter enough.|
Losing Anderson Varejao did not help in that regard, and it may well be their undoing no later than the Eastern finals--if they get there, which is by no means guaranteed. Beating any two of Hawks, Cavs and Bulls, despite the overall weakness of the East, will be no mean feat.
|Jan-26-15|| ||plang: I had never heard of Mozgov but he was a good acquisition by the Cavaliers - he is a good looking center - they look better defensively since he joined the team (plus James is healthy now)|
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