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    I already heard about this before I even got the magazine. They are obviously just trying to think outside the box and/or this person has never watched basketball a day in his life. I am still subscribed to ESPN the magazine and I have no idea why, I don't even read them, but I read this one. It's a joke, and it's sad that people will probably read the preview and believe it just because it's ESPN.

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    Basketball Prospectus did the projections then ESPN had their writers do blurbs about each team. It's an awkward combination because the standings don't reflect the writer's opinion.

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    For example John Hollinger wrote the piece for the Hawks projected to finish second in the East so it looks like it's his projecion, but he already did his Hawks projection where they were seeded far lower. Blame ESPN for the absolutely stupid way they structured their playoff preview, not Beckley Mason or any of the writers.

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    For example John Hollinger wrote the piece for the Hawks projected to finish second in the East so it looks like it's his projecion, but he already did his Hawks projection where they were seeded far lower. Blame ESPN for the absolutely stupid way they structured their playoff preview, not Beckley Mason or any of the writers.
    Why's our worst case scenario (I guess?) a 7 seed, but then the article puts us at 8? It's just so poorly structured.

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    ESPN: Where entertainment comes before sports. They've literally made that their top priority in everything they do.
    They are the CNN of sports news. Both used to be leaders, the first to the 24 hour news cycle. Now they both chase the most ridiculous gimmicks and look silly most of the time, like an old man in skinny jeans saying "that's rad dude".

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    ESPN: Where entertainment comes before sports. They've literally made that their top priority in everything they do.
    Yeah but ESPN is been used to make a point on the Colts thread and it looks like the majority agrees with it, so should we call ESPN "crap" when the majority doesn't agree with it and call it "the best side ever" when they agree?

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    ESPN like all things has it's ups and downs, but it's been shown that the rankings weren't even actually a product of ESPN's NBA department, they just wrote the blurbs. I'd wonder why the editors of ESPN the magazine wanted to do it this way in the first place?

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    Yeah but ESPN is been used to make a point on the Colts thread and it looks like the majority agrees with it, so should we call ESPN "crap" when the majority doesn't agree with it and call it "the best side ever" when they agree?
    Because ESPN's NFL coverage is much much better than their NBA coverage.....
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    They are the CNN of sports news. Both used to be leaders, the first to the 24 hour news cycle. Now they both chase the most ridiculous gimmicks and look silly most of the time, like an old man in skinny jeans saying "that's rad dude".
    is the shot at IndyGeezer really necessary?

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    Yeah but ESPN is been used to make a point on the Colts thread and it looks like the majority agrees with it, so should we call ESPN "crap" when the majority doesn't agree with it and call it "the best side ever" when they agree?
    In general, they state the obvious too much. There's really no "insider" information with them.

    I'm not saying everything about ESPN is terrible. There's some people on there that I like and opinions I can respect because they explain themselves well enough, but for the most part, they repeat themselves over and over again. Especially when it comes to the NBA.

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    Intro says it's a stats projection. So that Beckley person was just told "Pacers are at #8, go and make a story why". It doesn't look smart, but how do you explain the Pacers at 8 and look smart?

    You shouldn't flame him/her. :P

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    [QUOTE=Heisenberg;1513705]Is he aware our bench is entirely different?[/QUOTEI could see how he would miss the fact that we have ONE returning bench players who played more than 10 minutes a game, but did he not even know who we replaced the bench with? Did he read the article he wrote before printing it? SMH

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