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    Default Official: "Random thoughts" thread: NBA edition....

    Any odd thought pertaining to the NBA can go in this thread. Most of you remember this thread from the IS days.

    Only requirement: NOTHING RELATING TO THE INDIANA PACERS. We already have a whole forum for that, and this thread is about random BSing about basketball. I figure it might be nice to get people's minds off of your own team, which can be stressful at times.

    Just an experiment, to see where this goes......

    I notice the Lakers are playing MUCH more like a true team without Kobe. Lamar Odom will return to all-star status without him.

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    ... so how did all the eastern threats do tonight?

    Who is everybody's DPOY and 6th man so far this season?
    You, Never? Did the Kenosha Kid?

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    There are only 3 NBA teams that have names that don't end with "s".
    The only NBA question to appear on jeopardy 100 times.....

    Miami, Utah, and Orlando.

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    ... so how did all the eastern threats do tonight?

    Who is everybody's DPOY and 6th man so far this season?
    Wizards won, Cavs won. The Wiz are on FIRE, theyve won 7 straight.

    Phoenix looks BAD without Steve Nash.

    My 6th man vote so far would go to Jerry Stackhouse.

    DPOY, who knows.....AK47 will probably wind up winning it if he can stay healthy from here on out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstat
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    I notice the Lakers are playing MUCH more like a true team without Kobe. Lamar Odom will return to all-star status without him.

    And no sooner do I say that, Odom hits the go-ahead basket over cliff robinson with 1.3 seconds left......

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    Regarding the Lakers without Kobe:

    I still think it's a loss for them to play without Kobe. The recent successes over the years for the Lakers have come from being a well-built team that knew how to play together.

    This year is a totally different beast and I don't think their record is any less than what anyone could reasonably expect from them.

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    Ok, here's one: David Thompson or George Gervin?

    Gervin's got the name recognition for the finger roll and the nickname (really, has there EVER been a nickname as cool as "ice"?), but Thompson scored 73 points in a game. Thats crazy.

    Also maybe the most underrated dunker of all time. Kinda like Harold Miner with TALENT......

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    I think David Thompson had an "invisible" ladder he carried with him. The man could get up in the air.


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    And no sooner do I say that, Odom hits the go-ahead basket over cliff robinson with 1.3 seconds left......
    I thought about posting a poll when Kobe went down asking how many people thought the Lakers would have a better record while he was out than when he was playing.

    Here's the kicker though - I've thought all along that Kobe would play ballhog-ball at least the first half of the season and probably through the all-star break but eventually the media reports would drill their way through his head and he'd start playing team ball - including learning to play off Odom rather than making the team play off him. My guess is that if he's out 3-4 weeks and the team plays well that he'll adjust to that when he gets back.

    Kobe isn't stupid - just arrogant and self-absorbed. But he's also media-driven. You may find that LA has the team Orlando thought they'd have with a T-Mac/Grant Hill combo a few years back - with a better supporting cast.

    That wasn't very random was it?
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    My random thought.

    The Wizards and Cavs are for real. They're NOT going away. I watched the Cavs last night dominate crunch time at Utah, completely dismantling the Jazz. And the Wizards are winning close games, as evidenced by their weekend victories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kstat
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    Wizards won, Cavs won. The Wiz are on FIRE, theyve won 7 straight.

    Phoenix looks BAD without Steve Nash.

    My 6th man vote so far would go to Jerry Stackhouse.

    DPOY, who knows.....AK47 will probably wind up winning it if he can stay healthy from here on out....
    You forgot to mention Chicago won. They are only a game and a half behind us.

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    The NBA is like an old refrigerator: when you put something into it, the results aren't always what you'd hoped.

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    Ok, better one, that more people will know about:

    Danny Ainge, or Byront Scott?

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    I see one more as a GM and the other more in the role of a coach...so it is hard to compare.

    15 years ago I thought Danny was the tougher player.

    Also having to watch Odom play/stand around with Bryant, who "sacrificed" so much of his game to play with Shaq, has made me hate Kobe even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadian
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    I see one more as a GM and the other more in the role of a coach...so it is hard to compare.

    15 years ago I thought Danny was the tougher player.
    I meant as players.

    Not really who was better, just whose game you liked better.

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    Ok, better one, that more people will know about:

    Danny Ainge, or Byront Scott?
    Byron Scott hands down. I absolutely, possitively have never ever liked Ainge.

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    Byron Scott hands down. I absolutely, possitively have never ever liked Ainge.
    amen to that.

    I was fond of "baby rifle" myself.....the little guy could REALLY sky on the fast break...

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    Just recently watcing that traveling dunk by Francis and the refs not doing anything, made me wonder what everyone else's stories of horrible missed calls by refs?

    What do you all remember that just sticks in your mind?

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    Just recently watcing that traveling dunk by Francis and the refs not doing anything, made me wonder what everyone else's stories of horrible missed calls by refs?

    What do you all remember that just sticks in your mind?
    Missed calls or bad calls?

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    Just recently watcing that traveling dunk by Francis and the refs not doing anything, made me wonder what everyone else's stories of horrible missed calls by refs?

    What do you all remember that just sticks in your mind?
    Since we're not allowed to talk about our own team ...

    Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Bulls vs Jazz - the famous Michael Jordan "Last shot of his career" (until he re-appeared with Wash) where he couldn't shake Byron Russell so he plants his hand on his ***, shoves Russell about five feet away and sinks the 3 to win the series.

    If there was ever a perfect "Jordan Rules" play, that was it.
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    Knick, I completely agree; I wanted Utah to win...

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    Missed calls or bad calls?

    Umm...Both.

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    Umm...Both.
    Okay, since you're apparently a Sacramento fan, I'll start by saying the entire 4th quarter of Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. Arguably the most one-sided officiated quarter in NBA history.

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    Okay, since you're apparently a Sacramento fan, I'll start by saying the entire 4th quarter of Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals. Arguably the most one-sided officiated quarter in NBA history.


    I'll have to agree with that. I hate the Lakers, because of that night. I could tolerate them till then.

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    I have a few: who are the 2 most underrated players in the league? Easy.

    One is Elton Brand and we all know how good he is, completely under the radar playing for a so-so team. The other? Gilbert Arenas. The guy is faster than the speed of light. One of the things I heard about him is that he really is one of the fastest human beings on the planet: if he dedicated his talent to track instead of basketball, he would be a gold medal worthy sprinter. Not to mention that he can flat out fill it up. Both these guys are completely under the radar because of playing for losing teams, and both have a chance to make some noise in the playoffs. I hope they get some recognition.

    Jr. Smith or Josh Smith? I like the Hornets rookie better, he threw down a flat-out nasty alleyoop from Baron Davis that you just HAVE to see

    LeBron James or Dwyane Wade? LeBron is great, but Wade's numbers are dare I say on par with LeBron's perhaps because of Shaq. And really, it's Wade who plays more like a young Michael Jordan, constantly attacking the rack and using that shot-put midrange jumper. I really don't know what LeBron is, but he is spectacular. But where's the Wade hype? He's averaging two less rebounds per game than LeBron basically, and he's 4 inches shorter and plays PG! that's about the only difference betwen them statistically.. it is weird man

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