"Nobody wants to play against Tyler Hansbrough NO BODY!" ~ Frank Vogel
"And David put his hand in the bag and took out a stone and slung it. And it struck the Philistine on the head and he fell to the ground. Amen. "
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If players get fined for the big balls celebration, Lance is probably going to get fined.
There is no NBA player named Monte Ellis.
When we beat the Heat in Game 6 in Miami to finish the series, Lance will start dancing and won't stop until tip off of the first game of the Finals.
I dont have a problem with Lance forcing things a bit at the end because chances are if this was a close game, he would have gotten those numbers more within the flow of the game with the starters.
He hasn't gotten a triple double in a close game yet because we have blown out our opponents in every game that he got (or approached) a triple double.
His easiest triple-double was the first one against Memphis. He just needed an assist to get it and he got it with 10:55 remaining in the 4th quarter.
He had to get 5 assists and at least 2 rebounds in the 4th quarter to get it in the first Celtics game but Vogel played the starters a lot in the starters game since it was a 9 point game to start the 3rd.
I understand what get on your nerves, though. When Lance is in triple-double mode he makes passing his outmost priority. He looks to get his 10 assists and 10 boards first and then he goes on to score. But the thing is that Lance tends to score within the flow off the game. So, when he only wants to get 2-3 points in order to get the triple-double, he starts playing outside of his comfort zone a bit. That's when it seems that he is forcing it.
Do you want to know what was Lance's best game this season for me? It was the Bobcats game. 20 points on 9/14 shooting, 11 boards, 7 assists and 2 steals in a 5 point win. That was an awesome game for him. He played within the flow of the game and dominated all game long. He was absolutely fantastic and we wouldn't have won this game without him.
Lance must play lots of First Person Shooters. He can teabag with the best of them. Lol. Love Lance.
I don't have a problem with Lance's celebrations. It's pretty common now. Lebron dancing on the sidelines, Matthews 3 googles, Westbrook's "guns", JR Smith doing JR Smith stuff, Curry shimmies, etc. As long as Lance backs up his antics in big games, he can put on a dress and dance to Footloose for all I care.
i'd prefer lance turn it down. while i find it a bit annoying and unnecessary, i am more worried it will backfire on him in the form of a nasty cheapshot in the future like what pittman did in the playoffs a few years back.
that psycho maneuver pittman did could have killed him.
if he wants to do that after the game- ii wouldn't mind so much but, that stuff can get him in trouble.
So much fun going to the fieldhouse these days. I've watched Boston several times this year and they always make it close and have had some nice wins. Pacers just trashed them tonight.
So nice to watch these guys pass the ball to each other and cheer for one another.
I am reading a Celtics board now and I just saw this tweet:
That's a really cool thing by Courtney Lee. Good for him.@AlexKennedyNBA
Before tonight's game, every member of the Boston Celtics found a wrapped XBOX One in front of their locker, courtesy of Courtney Lee.
Here is another very nice quote by a Celtics fan:
They are using the same analogy as some people here doThis is a cat playing with the mouse game and unfortunately the Celtics are the mouse.
Re: Lance talk here, without quoting a million people...Denari alluded to this on the broadcast, and I agree -- he gives you that edge that other players won't. That's good and bad, and that's not to discount the physical edge West gives, or the tone-setting defensive edge Hibbert brings, etc. It's a different, necessary breed, though. It's basically the IDGAF edge, if we're being honest. And I really do want my team to have it. It's going to backfire some nights, sure, and it will be embarrassing sometimes. But most of the time, it's born out of this mentality Lance brings to the team of "you can't stop me".
the thing is though regardless of who has his back, if he gets hurt from a cheapshot, he is still hurt and who knows for how long?
throw in the fact that if we have some of our guys retaliate, that will equal suspensions as well as an injured lance.
ultimately, i wish he wouldn't do it because i think the potential for things to turn ugly for us is too big a risk in my book.
So for Christmas, I'm gonna need a George Hill jersey, Lance Stephenson jersey, Paul George jersey, David West jersey, and a Roy Hibbert jersey. (I already have Danny Granger)
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My thout is that it is not possible to take the "Lance" out of Lance. The best Vogel/Bird can do is let Lance know that any posing that transpires that delays his getting back on defense might be met with a quick trip to the bench.
One of the biggest problems I have with today's game is posing. Someone gets a breakaway non-contested dunk, and they pose like it's some great accomplishment. Jeesh, I think LeBron poses every time he farts on the court. To me, that crap gets old. Celebrating a good play while hustling to the other end of the court is a display of the pure joy of playing in the game and succeeding at some facet of it.
To me, whether intended to do so or not, posing mocks your opponent. If I were a 10th to 12th man on the bench and somebody mocked one of my team's starters, I'd be begging my coach to put me in for a minute or two. And, I'd get things resolved very quickly, take my flagrant and either go back to the bench or to the locker room. But I would send flowers to the poser's hospital room the next day.
I miss Roy Hibbert
I think that you are under the impression that a cheap shot is easily detected. Some are. For example, the cheap shot in the playoffs on Lance a couple of years ago.
However, one of the simplest cheap shots to execute is stepping into a jump shooter as you are attempting to recover and contest the shot and sliding your foot under him.. This is the one that I've seen LeBron do a number of times. It is rarely called anything more than a common foul or a flagrant 1. The same move is often made under the boards during the course of rebounding. The only difference is the jump shooter lands with the toes and ball of his foot on the defender's foot, more often resulting in injury. Under the boards the rebounder more often lands with his heel on the foot of the player behind him.
I really like Lance's game and though I feel he does a little too much celebrating. This is the norm for the NBA. We need his swagger as part of our team. I think it is an integral piece of the team. The way I see it we have these personalities in our line-up. GH- A leader who looks for his teammates but can kill you with his shot making ability. Lance- confidence to the max and runs the floor well along with being proactive in distributing the ball to the player that has the best chance of scoring, PG- Budding superstar that can take over a game on his own and is our clutch shooter when it counts, DW- I see him as the enforcer of the team with a bonus that he can score on about anyone in the league and is the true leader for the whole team and sets the tone and has that nasty side where if you are gonna drive at the rim he will be there to meet you, RH- Our best defender and controls the paint fiercely and as a bonus he can score even though he works hard on the defensive side most centers in the league cannot guard big Roy. I love the line-up that we have and the way they play together as a team with no selfish play.