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  • Re: Paul George says he didnt know he was going to be traded. Ok I see the pattern. PG says something, we start a thread to report what he says and then we all rip him. ...
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  • Re: New-Look Pacers Bring "Different Energy" OK, I strongly disagree. In general though I would argue every team has some locker room issues and yes even this seas...
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  • Re: New-Look Pacers Bring "Different Energy" Wait, what? PG was all those things and Lance was the little cute puppy in the corner? So you aren't even entert...
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    Last edited by Unclebuck; 09-21-2017, 02:36 PM.

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  • Re: New-Look Pacers Bring "Different Energy"




    I see 28 wins for this season and the last time they won 28 or fewer was 1989...
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    Last edited by Unclebuck; 09-21-2017, 02:35 PM.

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    replied to Michael Grady to the Nets
    Re: Michael Grady to the Nets I heard that figure also, but I have to believe the $100 per game is out of date. That is really low. I mean Boomer is pulling in 6 ...
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  • Re: New-Look Pacers Bring "Different Energy" My expectations are extremely low. They have not been this low since the Dick Versace days and that was 30 years ag...
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    replied to Michael Grady to the Nets
    Re: Michael Grady to the Nets I'm sorry to see him go. He is one of the few, no wait he might be the only local media guy after mark Boyle that I respect. Thinking about it now I...
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  • Re: NBA to investigate Lakers re alleged George tampering. (Vecsey)




    https://www.patreon.com/posts/cavs-still-beast-14216241


    Informing: A friend of a friend,...
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  • Re: NBA to investigate Lakers re alleged George tampering. (Vecsey) Vecsey is now reporting that although Pritchard wants him to, Herb Simon is unlikely to litigate...
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  • Re: NBA to investigate Lakers re alleged George tampering. (Vecsey)

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    Peter Vecsey postedExclusive - Pacers owner Simon may sue NBA, Lakers over Paul George tampering case

    Peter Vecsey posted
    Exclusive - Pacers owner Simon may sue NBA, Lakers over Paul George tampering case
    New York
    Following the NBA’s 2003-04 season, LeBron James’ coming out pro party, the Cavaliers had the right to exercise an option on Carlos Boozer. The Duke forward had been the 37th pick in the ’02 draft, and was locked into a relatively scrawny salary (600G) for someone who’d just averaged 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds as a soph.
    The Cavs finished 37-45 that year, a lotto team despite the advent of the high school kid dubbed The Chosen One, who still smelled like milk. Cleveland was hardly a desired destination of flashy free agents.
    In an effort to do right by Boozer (the first teammate who didn’t want to play with LeBron) and send a message to prime time players throughout the league, Gordon Gund, an honors’ owner, did the unthinkable; he took an agent and his client at their word.

    “Booz wanted to get paid earlier,” recounted an ex Cavs’ employee. “We absolutely would’ve done a significant long-term deal with him.”
    With agent Rob Pelinka by his side, Boozer told Gund and GM Jim Paxson to their faces, “Let me out early and I'll do the right thing.”
    Clearly, that meant he’d sign a new deal with the Cavs. “As soon as we let him out, Pelinka started entertaining other offers, against his word,” said the former employee.” Boozer signed with the Jazz.
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    When Lakers’ chairwoman Jeanie Buss, at long last, relieved her brother, Jim, of his fruitless duties, and replaced him, Feb. 17, 2017, with Magic Johnson, she stated he could hire anyone he wanted as GM. Jerry West was specifically named as a possibility.

    Not a chance! Not for one mistaken moment did Magic consider appointing the team’s former exalted executive as a tutor, to teach him free agent and salary cap rules, how to avoid talk show appearances, where only fools rush in and act stupid, you know, the basics, minor face/franchise-saving details.

    Magic adroitly looked off West. He only had eyes for Pelinka.

    What front orifice wouldn’t want a leader of such high morals?

    Are we even slightly surprised what happened a month or so after Pelinka became Lakers’ GM?

    Actually, I am slightly surprised. Even for him, that was awfully fast to get down and dirty.

    According to an impeccable source, for two months, the independent law firm hired by the league, investigated tampering charges filed by Pacers’ owner, Herb Simon.
    And it determined that Pelinka was the Palooka who communicated with Paul George’s agent, Aaron Mintz, and expressed interest in his Indiana- contracted client.
    His exact words, I’m informed, were, “We’d like your guy to play for us.”

    My initial reaction upon learning the Lakers had been fined 500-large by commissioner Adam Silver for tampering was, do I get a finder’s fee?

    Unprecedented penalty aside, it translates into petty cash for an organization valued at $3 billion. Well, guess what? Catching a team tampering is also unprecedented. Seems to me, the league’s lark in the park judgment was extra light in its legislation.

    No suspensions of a Laker executive or two? No draft pick(s) forfeited? No forbidding George to sign with the Lakers (see below) next summer? No forcing the Lakers to watch reruns of the insipid Magic Hour?
    No substantive sanctions!

    Nada!

    Show me the deterrent!

    When a team is finally found guilty, finally found culpable of committing an anti-tampering violation, the sentence needs to be sizably stiffer as a warning to other executives.

    Now they just know they have to be more careful.

    Still, just because Adam Silver feels his punishment fits the crime, it doesn’t mean Herb Simon will accept it. A confidant of the Pacers’ long-time owner, says he plans to raise a stink at the league’s next Board of Governors meeting. "He’s so fed up, don’t be shocked if he sues the league and the Lakers for damages."

    Jeanie Buss is probably quietly celebrating her team's avoidance of more drastic consequence, but now’s not the time to lay low. She needs to assert herself internally. She owes it to her father, family and the fans to demonstrate dishonesty won’t be tolerated.

    Pelinka disgraced the integrity of one of the most revered franchises in professional sports! That alone should trigger Jeanie to suspend him indefinitely. Jerry Buss would’ve fired him before the announced verdict escaped the league office. Jim Buss is no doubt laughing his *** off.

    For placing the Lakers in serious jeopardy of losing valuable assets other than paper, and staining the Lakers’ image, Pelinka has earned an early exit.

    At the same time, who believes for a split second Magic wasn’t well aware of what his GM was doing? Jeanie needs to get tough and vaporize him, too, I don’t care how many times he calls her his sister.
    Pelinka and Magic should be deported, it says here. That is, unless Jeanie endorsed the tampering.

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    Time to tidy up:
    For your information, Silver owned the freedom to fine the Lakers as much as $5M, as well as take away a first-round pick. Banning George to sign with the Lakers would've been out of bounds.

    Players have rights, too. Putting aside that prohibiting a player from joining whatever team he wants has never been done in the history of the NBA for 'attempting' to tamper, which is really what happened here.
    It’s safe to say the league is against a set of rules whereby a GM expresses an interest in a player under contract, the player's agent only acknowledges the interest and no explicit or implicit deals are cut or understood (at least that's the state of the record), and the result is that the player is banned from going to that team.

    Putting aside that it'd be unfair to the player, the union would go ballistic. It would maintain the player did nothing wrong, but, potentially, is suffering huge damage.

    Again, that's the state of facts as they stand after a 2-month investigation. Of course, if the league later finds there’s a deal in place with the player, a much harsher penalty would be in order.
    This just in: Magic swears he didn’t tamper, O.J. did. ...
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  • Re: What movie did you last watch?



    I watch it every night before I go to bed...
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  • Re: Vegas - Westgate super bookk over/under for season

    If you are wondering if these type things turn out to be accurate or not. Look at last season

    https://www.bettheboardpodcast.com/2...-in-las-vegas/

    ATLANTA HAWKS 43.5
    BOSTON CELTICS 51.5 ...
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  • Re: NBA to investigate Lakers re alleged George tampering. (Vecsey)



    I'm not convinced PG will ever play for the Lakers....
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  • Re: NBA to investigate Lakers re alleged George tampering. (Vecsey)




    No they didn't. Where do you see that...
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  • Vegas - Westgate super bookk over/under for season

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...sed/614279001/


    Over 60 wins

    Golden State Warriors - 67.5


    Over 50 wins


    Boston Celtics - 56.5
    Houston Rockets - 55.5
    San Antonio Spurs - 54.5
    Cleveland Cavaliers - 53.5
    Oklahoma City Thunder - 51.5



    Over 40 wins

    Toronto Raptors...
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    Last edited by Unclebuck; 08-30-2017, 08:53 AM.

  • Re: What movie did you last watch?

    Wind River - Really a really good movie.
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  • Re: Kevin Durant shocked by OKC trade for Paul George: 'Indiana just gave him away' I think it was a horrible trade for the Pacers. Could they have gotten more...
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