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    It's hard to remember everything but here's a few, I'll have to update later.

    The biggest one is Deron Williams. I really honestly believed the Pacers were going to make a run at him. I was wrong 50eleven times a billion.

    Also, I suggested that many other teams would be involved in the attempt to sign Deron, but only two went after him. /failure

    I predicted the Pacers would go 7 against the Heat. /failure

    I predicted the Jazz would beat the Spurs. /megafailure

    I don't remember my exact prediction on the Celtics but like many before me I really didn't think they would be as good as they were this past year. /Titanicdoesntevenmakeitoutofharborinsta'splodesint oaballofflames

    After Paul had some really good games early on, I predicted he'd lead the Pacers in scoring the second half of the season just like Reggie did in his second season. /faceslamintowall

    I'll add more when I think of it. Just reminds me that the majority of my predictions are wrong. As Bill Simmons would say, the lesson as always: I'm an idiot.
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    i predicted okc will kick heat's *** in the finals.

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    i predicted okc will kick heat's *** in the finals.
    A lot of people did that though. Not sure that was ever really a bad prediction. Miami won, but OKC was absurdly talented and I'd still argue the most talented team lost.
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    Good idea for a thread.

    My biggest was thinking Roy would was basically a choker and would never be better than slightly above mediocre.

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    I predicted that Hill would get no more then the MLE.
    I still think the Pacers were the only team willing to pay him what he ended up with though.

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    I'm getting too old to remember my predictions.

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    I predicted that Tyler was going to have a good year

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    I'm getting too old to remember my predictions.
    Isn't that the truth. Eventually, the easiest thing to remember is how many times you had to get up to go to the bathroom during the night.

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    I predicted that Danny would step up his game in the playoffs. He ended the season on such a high note it just seemed like this would occur but then he decided to take a week off from playing and he never seemed to get back on track.


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    A lot of people did that though. Not sure that was ever really a bad prediction. Miami won, but OKC was absurdly talented and I'd still argue the most talented team lost.
    i don't recall if i said it here but, i thought okc would win. with the way they took care of the spurs- i thought they would do it.
    but when the finals came, it seemed like okc was just glad to be there and got nervous. i swear harden didn't do much and durant turned into more of a chucker than attack the basket kind of guy.
    i was pretty disapointed with okc in the finals. if they had approach the finals with the attitude they had in the wcf- i think they win.

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    I only remember one prediction, I tend to avoid making hard predictions so it may be the only one, although it could also be because it was a bit outlandish, and I don't remember it exactly. It went something like this:

    All 5 starters would average (might have been an about or at least right here) 16ppg (or possibly 14ppg).

    I knew it was a stretch, but my premise of all the starters averaging about the same PPG wasn't. We had Collison at 10.4, then George, Hibbert, and West all in the 12 range, and Granger at 18.7. Hill as a starter I believe averaged at least 12ppg.

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    I thought Hill would move into the starting lineup as SG, not PG.

    I underestimated the impact David West would have, especially on the team's overall toughness and also his ability to make plays down the stretch.
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    I wanted the team to get NENE instead of D. West.

    I predicted we'd go 7 games against the Heat

    I wanted the team to pay OJ Mayo to be our starting 2-guard this upcoming season (woulda had to overpay)

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    That we'd start the season on time...
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    Where do we start?

    That Jim O'Brien would get a sniff from an NBA team.

    That the Bulls would beat the Heat and prevent LeWade from drowning in their own arrogance.

    That Tyler would turn in a decent season and show some progress.

    That David West was kind of soft. Wow was I wrong about that.

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    I predicted that Tyler was going to have a good year
    Well I didn't predict a good year but I never dreamed he would have regressed the way he did. Honest to God even today I wish we would keep Lou & just let Tyler walk.


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    I thought Boston would represent the EC in the Finals.

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    Lance Stephenson would play well enough to stick in the rotation. (Predicting this again.)

    Spurs over OKC in 5.

    Tyler would have a good season after "having an offseason to practice!"

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    I'm sure, at some point, I said the Pacers were gonna win the 2011-12 championship. So I was obviously wrong about that.

    But I know we'll win the 2012-13 championship, so get ready for that, haters!!
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    I thought DC would step up and play a lot better than he did. I was certain he was going to have a pretty big year for us.

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    Jeff Foster was dead the whole time.

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    I had no doubt whatsoever that Bird would stay and that he'd convince Deron Williams to become a Pacer.
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    I predicted after a spotless lifetime record I'd finally be wrong about something last year. Turned out I was again right every time. So even when I was wrong, I was right!


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    I predicted after a spotless lifetime record I'd finally be wrong about something last year. Turned out I was again right every time. So even when I was wrong, I was right!


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