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|Jul-14-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Missed dunk of the millenium, courtesy of Dennis Smith:|
|Jul-14-17|| ||plang: I don't recall the summer league getting this type of press in the past (until a year or so ago I didn't know there was a summer league)|
|Jul-14-17|| ||perfidious: <plang....Of the athletes who have hosted Saturday Night Live (Peyton Manning) was by far the best. Seth Meyers has raved about how hard he prepared. His work ethic is legendary.>|
No surprise there, given his habits on the field and off.
|Jul-14-17|| ||plang: Since June 6 the Dodgers are 27-4|
|Jul-14-17|| ||perfidious: Where Ah comes from, 27-4's what they calls <hawt>.|
|Jul-15-17|| ||HeMateMe: <The notoriety Lochte earned from the incident resurfaced at the ESPY awards this week, when host Peyton Manning joked that last year’s host, professional wrestler John Cena, ‘‘is an athlete the same way that Ryan Lochte is a reliable witness.’’>|
his ten minute opening monologue is up at youtube. Why was he bad mouthing Cena, who was at the show, front and center? There were no smiles there, I didn't get the joke (but, I don't follow baseball). The Kevin Durant joke didn't go over too well with Durant, but it was funny. They panned over to westbrook, who appears to have an ego about the size of Floyd Mayweather's. I think the Thunder will be a selfish 'hero ball' team with Westbrook and never win anything.
|Jul-15-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: <plang: I don't recall the summer league getting this type of press in the past (until a year or so ago I didn't know there was a summer league)>|
The Vegas Summer League used to have a LOT more journeyman players trying to work their way back into the league, but now those guys are in the NBDL.
Watching only the 1-3 year players in the summer league is more exciting to me, especially when 13 of top 15 draft picks this year were freshman. That trend is not going away.
The funniest thing in summer league is seeing rookie players struggling to penetrate to the basket and then realizing they're being walled off and finally facing players who can match their size, strength and quickness.
|Jul-15-17|| ||HeMateMe: Becky Hammond won the summer league mini tournament last year, coaching the Spurs summer guys.|
|Jul-15-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Speaking of the Spurs, Robert Horry has been zinging them a little lately - says that established players have to "dumb down" their game in San Antonio and that Popovich ignored his advice and called the wrong defensive play during that historic playoff game vs Lakers in 2004|
2 buzzer beaters in that game - Duncan hits crazy fadeway with Shaq draped all over him, Lakers manage to get a TO with .4 seconds left and take ball at half court, they throw it right to Derek Fisher and he hits crazy twisting turnaround for the W:
|Jul-15-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: And the thing was after that tough loss in 2004 (Pistons won finals that year) everyone said that the Spurs were "done" and their dynasty over.|
Then they win it the next year in 2005 and again in 2007.
Then in 2010 the very old-looking Spurs drop to 7th seed and get dominated and brutally swept in the 2nd round by Amare Stoudemire and a one-eyed, bloody faced Steve Nash, and everyone claims they're done. They they win another one in 2014.
And I do wonder what kind of numbers Ginobili could've put up as a featured player someone - he's never played more than 31 minutes per game and only started a little over 1/3 of his appearances with SA. But he still made three all star games and was 2nd team all-NBA twice.
|Jul-15-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Nobody else here watching the Big3 league for washed up veterans? LOL|
They're playing every Sunday, then rebroadcasting the games on Monday nights, too.
Allen Iverson is a player/coach and seems to be the overwhelming crowd favorite but from in the last game he barely played and only hit 1 basket. He doesn't seem to be moving well.
Deshawn Stevenson, Cuttino Mobley and Chris Jackson (Mahmoud Abdul-Raouf) all looked like could still compete in the NBA, they looked sharp.
Charles Oakley also listed as player/coach but has not put himself into a game yet.
|Jul-15-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Beautiful pinpoint long passes by Lonzo Ball for easy buckets:|
|Jul-16-17|| ||HeMateMe: the late Manute Bol has a son in college. Bol Bol is a stretch center, moderately good shooter, can cause trouble at the rim.|
When Manute Bol, Sudanese refugee, was first scrimmaging before college scouts, he was on the floor in a game with Charles Oakley, who shoved him. "You don't shove me Charles Oakley! I killed a lion, I can kill you!"
|Jul-17-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Dennis Smith blows by Lonzo Ball for a massive tomahawk dunk:|
|Jul-18-17|| ||WannaBe: SFG sell out streak 'officially' ended last night at 555 games (including post-season play).|
Boy, I tell ya, I've been some games in the past, and this year's Tue night vs WAS that the stadium wasn't even close to 80%, that night was freezin' cold!!
Going next Tuesday vs PIT. Hopefully to see mah main man Andrew McCluch!! I think it would be a mistake for PIT to trade him, but you never know with Trading Deadline loomin'.
|Jul-18-17|| ||saffuna: McCutchen is great. There was a long story about how he got to the top levels of baseball a couple of years ago, focused on how difficult it is for American blacks in baseball these years (equipment, money for travel teams, etc.).|
|Jul-18-17|| ||WannaBe: Houston Rockets is now for sale!! C'mon everyone, let's all chip in and buy the team. =))|
|Jul-18-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: I'd wait and see if Chris Paul helps their value and output before selling. More national TV coverage would be a windfall $$.|
Their value surely won't go down this season.
|Jul-19-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Huge coup for the Lakers in signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for a 1-year deal at a modest $18 million. |
He was looking for something in the neighborhood for $80 million for 4 years to stay with Detroit but they did not want to go anywhere near that figure. Magic Johnson convinced him to basically take what cap space the Lakers had left over.
KCP can defend three positions as a very rangy defender, and is serviceable on offense and doesn't necessarily expect to be a lead guard. He can guard the quicker point guards that may give Lonzo Ball some trouble and will typically guard the other team's best perimeter scorer.
Great stopgap move so that Lonzo Ball doesn't get torched for 35 a night in the first 3 months of the season.
|Jul-19-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: Swing forward Kyle Kuzma (27th pick) also looked like a steal for the Lakers. He shoots well, rebounds and could turn out to be an excellent 6th man for the Lakers this year.|
He won champ game MVP in Las Vegas with 30 points, a lot of them on assists from Lonzo Ball's pinpoint passes.
|Jul-19-17|| ||perfidious: <Bobster>, a good defender is amongst Lakers' other needs; signing KCP will help.|
Long as they stay out of the 2-5 draft range next summer.
|Jul-19-17|| ||WannaBe: After taxes (You know they are high in Canada), they took home $50.00|
|Jul-19-17|| ||WannaBe: How the "Mighty" have fallen...
CLE C. Carrasco (10-4 3.65 ERA) at SFG M. Cain, yester-years one would go, wow, freakin' great matchup, gotta watch that game.
Unfortunately, M. Cain is 3-8 with 5.56 ERA Cleveland is a heavy fav, too. -220 (!!!) O/U 8.
|Jul-19-17|| ||WannaBe: Speakin' of SFG, they are gonna try to get Pablo (Panda) Sandavol to AAA Sacramento... |
Pending a physical, which I think for Pablo, that will be eating 5 lbs of food in under 30 minutes.
|Jul-20-17|| ||Bobsterman3000: This Web page collects a bunch of videos of nifty, accurate, early and smart passes by Lonzo Ball in the summer league. |
His alley oops and entry-passes are amazing. When he makes long passes, they don't just go through, they put the player in immediate attacking position.
I think he'll be as accurate a passer as Steve Nash, Chris Paul or Jason Kidd.
I still think there will be some difficulties for him in getting off his shot. Teams are already starting speculate that they can crowd his slow release by putting a quick-footed, lengthy forward on him.
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