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|Feb-15-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: LeGM has managed to pressure Dan Gilbert into scrambling around to build a roster that would cost $300 million to bring back next year - $150 million in flat cost and $150 million for dollar-for-dollar luxury tax:|
And that only includes one new deal, with Lebron agreeing to pick up his 1-year player option already on the books. The lone new deal would resigning Rodney Hood to an extension at his market worth of around $12 million a year.
|Feb-15-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: BBB gives BBB an "F" rating:
|Feb-15-18|| ||WannaBe: Apparently, there will be a big NCAA earthquake coming:|
|Feb-15-18|| ||HeMateMe: why is that Olympic skeleton, the one man sled, so little? It's only about 3 feet long. A guys legs hang waaay off the end. Why not have a five foot long sled with hand levers for steering?|
|Feb-15-18|| ||keypusher: <HeMateMe: why is that Olympic skeleton, the one man sled, so little? It's only about 3 feet long. A guys legs hang waaay off the end. Why not have a five foot long sled with hand levers for steering?>|
Well, they tried it, but the Flexible Flyers disintegrated by the third curve.
|Feb-15-18|| ||john barleycorn: < HeMateMe: why is that Olympic skeleton, the one man sled, so little? It's only about 3 feet long. A guys legs hang waaay off the end. Why not have a five foot long sled with hand levers for steering?> |
Have you heard about bobs up to 4 athlets and 3 of them doing seemingly nothing?
Oh, <HeMateMe>, kill your time somewhere else. Makes everybody a winner.
|Feb-15-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: Lakers doing something very interesting tonight - they are running Ingram/Kuzma in the screen and roll with Kuzma as the screener.|
Ingram is putting huge pressure on the other forward with his ability to sliiiiide all the way to the basket with 1 quick dribble if he gets an opening. And Kuzma can advance to the low block as necessary, or float out to the 3-point line as necessary.
And it's working quite well.
And they're doing it worth Isiah Thomas on the floor, using him as the offside decoy who comes off a screen of his own, so that Thomas is popping up the top of the key as Ingram/Kuzma reach the point of attack.
Very interesting. It's the new NBA - 6-9 and skilled players who have lots of interchangeability and can both be true "triple threats" to make a winning pass, winning shot or put it on the floor aggressively.
Just waiting on my growth spurt to finally reach 6-9 one day!!
|Feb-16-18|| ||WannaBe: http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?ga... |
After having the lead for 3 qtrs. LAL got outscored by 15 and lost by 8.
LAL had 19 Assists but 13 Turnovers, MIN had 23A to 10.
LAL shot 18-26 from Free Throw line a.k.a. charity stripe, while MIN shot 29-31.
That is 11 points right there.
|Feb-16-18|| ||HeMateMe: good story in SI about Derrick Rose's amazing Adidas contract--$185M spread out over 14 years, including annual payments of $250K to Rose's brother as 'product advisor' fees! [Adidas couldn't make those shoes without his brother's input!] They've had numerous chances to taper down Roses yearly fees of $10-20M due to his not playing but haven't because Rose's brother shrewdly set up the contract so that Rose wouldn't face adjustments if he upped public appearances on behalf of Adidas! |
The author feels that Adidas could have won in court if they challenged Rose, but they haven't done so. They also could have voided Rose's entire deal on morals/character clause because Rose stood trial for rape a few years ago. Apparently Adidas wants to appear athlete-friendly.
They really got screwed. Rose signed the massive 14 year deal five minutes after winning the MVP at age 22 (youngest ever), then blew out his ACL and was never the same player again. Knicks and Cavs dumped him, I think Rose was recently waived. A very lucky 29 year old, aside from the shortened playing career.
|Feb-16-18|| ||HeMateMe: Lavar Ball, another stage mother, living through his kids:|
<But when fans started emailing and calling the Lakers complaining about Big Baller Brand deliveries or customer service, genuine concern started growing within the building. In January the Better Business Bureau released a report, giving Big Baller Brand an F after receiving numerous complaints about delivery and fulfilment issues and shoddy customer service.>
He could F* up a wet dream. Wouldn't surprise me if Ball just starts over at age 26, 27, gets professional representation, signs a deal with Nike, after his father's BBB company goes belly up.
|Feb-16-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: <HMM - They really got screwed. Rose signed the massive 14 year deal five minutes after winning the MVP at age 22 (youngest ever), then blew out his ACL and was never the same player again. >|
Yeah, Rose went from that pinnacle at age 22 to NBA afterthought at age 28. He's making a veteran's minimum salary of around $2 million this year.
But he's still made well over $100 million in his career, I would have to think.
|Feb-16-18|| ||HeMateMe: it's rumored that figure skater/commentator Johnny Weir is gay|
I think people are jumping to conclusions; they need to just let a guy express himself
|Feb-17-18|| ||plang: With 4:18 to go in the 1st half Northwestern led 2nd ranked Michigan St 43-16. They were outscored 38-11 in the 2nd half including a scoreless stretch of more than 11 minutes and ended up losing by 5.|
|Feb-17-18|| ||chessmoron: Just watch Shaq-Kobe interview, does anyone think Shaq underperformed in his career?|
|Feb-17-18|| ||saffuna: Compared to what? He was one of the greatest ever, however much I disliked him and thought he got away with offensive fouls ten times a game.|
But yes, had he worked physically and on his game the way, say, Olajuwon or Duncan did, he would have been much, much better.
|Feb-18-18|| ||chessmoron: Compare to Kareem and Wilt. I still believe Shaq could've make 35K points total compare what he has now, 28K.|
|Feb-18-18|| ||HeMateMe: Shaq played at 300 in college but was 320-350 in the NBA, resulting in his being slower and missing chunks of seasons due to injuries, brought on by being overweight. If he had played at his correct weight and improved his foul shooting Shaq might have won two more MVPs.|
|Feb-18-18|| ||saffuna: Playoff Shaq was certainly a great, great player. Clearly superior to regular-season Shaq. |
May be intelligent to go at three-quarters speed at time during the regular season. Not exactly the Moses Malone attitude, though.
What also strikes me is that Shaq didn't really develop his offensive game through the years. No new moves, didn't develop even a reliable ten-foot jump shot.
|Feb-18-18|| ||HeMateMe: A Russian curler has failed a drug test!
do you need PEDs to curl? My god what are people thinking. Only Russia can F* up the pristine winter Olympics.
|Feb-18-18|| ||Bobsterman3000: <saffuna: Playoff Shaq was certainly a great, great player. Clearly superior to regular-season Shaq. May be intelligent to go at three-quarters speed at time during the regular season. Not exactly the Moses Malone attitude, though.>
Shaq probably did underachieve in rebounding totals, as hard as that is to believe. Considering the position and lane dominance he had I think his totals should've been way higher.
Dennis Rodman has made this comment about Shaq's rebounding many times, his work rate and motor just weren't high enough at all.
<HMM - Shaq played at 300 in college but was 320-350 in the NBA, resulting in his being slower and missing chunks of seasons due to injuries, >
By the end Shaq may have even be 360-370 pounds. He had to be at least 350 even during his title with the Heat.
<Saffuna - What also strikes me is that Shaq didn't really develop his offensive game through the years. No new moves, didn't develop even a reliable ten-foot jump shot.>
I think few people argue with the idea of Shaq as someone who really didn't work on his game (or work out) very much at all - he went to games and mandatory practice, and that's it. He did develop a kinda-sorta baby hook that slightly improved through the years, but he still turned RIGHT INTO the defender pretty blatantly so I don't know if we can even call it a "move."
I don't know if it was in his later book or what, but afterwards <Phil Jackson> remarked about Shaq that even by his 2nd year in Los Angeles his offensive rebounding was then slightly limited because you never got a <second jump> out of him anymore - he was too heavy to gather himself and get in the air a 2nd time to compete with faster and younger leapers.
|Feb-18-18|| ||WannaBe: I'm not liking this pre game "show".|
|Feb-18-18|| ||WannaBe: Gotta be one of the bottom 5 version of Stars Spangled Banner ever.|
William Shatner could do a beter job.
|Feb-18-18|| ||zborris8: <WannaBe: William Shatner could do a beter job.> |
But only while he's smoking.
|Feb-18-18|| ||HeMateMe: oh gosh, the Stephs are playing the Lebrons!
shades of Magic and Kareem against Bird and dr. J!
|Feb-19-18|| ||HeMateMe: reactions to Fergie butchering the national anthem;|
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