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Postby RottenAtom on Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:29 am

I started liking him when he decided to go back to Cleveland. There was a different level of maturity that year in the way he spoke and carried himself and he finally won me over. Lebron is a beast and a class act and I'm a fan despite his annoying penchant to whine to the officials.
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Postby 63schoeffling on Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:42 am

Yeah, I've just come to accept that mostly everyone in the league is all buddy buddy with other players for the most part. It's annoying but it is what it is.
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Postby jkw3000 on Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:43 am

The non-buddy buddy all stars would be headlined by Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler, at least.
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Postby 63schoeffling on Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:44 am

jkw3000 wrote:The non-buddy buddy all stars would be headlined by Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler, at least.


Yup, that's why I love Russ and why I used to like Jimmy, ha.
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Postby Irishman12 on Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:11 pm

Did anyone see the Warriors rings from yesterday? It's the first reversible championship ring to reflect their back-to-back titles. Personally, I think it was a stupid idea and hideous looking.

https://twitter.com/warriors/status/1052390082303295488/video/1
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Postby 63schoeffling on Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:06 pm

I agree... pretty corny.

Also, this just in... Boston is very good.
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Postby jkw3000 on Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:07 pm

Irishman12 wrote:Did anyone see the Warriors rings from yesterday? It's the first reversible championship ring to reflect their back-to-back titles. Personally, I think it was a stupid idea and hideous looking.

https://twitter.com/warriors/status/1052390082303295488/video/1


If you're gonna go gaudy (as all championship rings are), might as well do something as ridic as making em reversible.

Alright opening night - Tatum was fun, Steph did Steph things even though that game sorely needed Russ.
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Postby Irishman12 on Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:44 pm

I wonder what kind of an impact this'll have on the NCAA? At least this way athletes can earn money. Honestly, I'm a little surprised by the NBA with this move.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25015812/g-league-offer-professional-path-elite-prospects-not-wanting-go-one-done-route-ncaa
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Postby jkw3000 on Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:30 pm

Butler to the Sixers for Covingtong and Saric.

Extremely curious whether (1) the Sixers think they can retain him when he hits the market; (2) chemistry-wise it'll help or blow up spectacularly.
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Postby Irishman12 on Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:07 pm

jkw3000 wrote:Butler to the Sixers for Covingtong and Saric.

Extremely curious whether (1) the Sixers think they can retain him when he hits the market; (2) chemistry-wise it'll help or blow up spectacularly.


Minnesota was smart and sent him out East. I wonder if Jimmy will re-up with them or if he'll strictly be a rental? Not sure if this improves their chances in the East though as Toronto seems to be in firm control so far in the early portion of the season.
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Postby 63schoeffling on Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:55 am

Initially I was all in on Butler, then all out, now oddly enough I was warming up to the idea because it was clear Boston/Toronto are much better.

This is a hell of a trade and I think we have a good chance at signing him as long as he gets along with Joel and Ben. This puts us as legit contenders now and I think there will be another move made before the deadline. I can't wait to see him in action.
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Postby RottenAtom on Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:49 am

63schoeffling wrote: I don't want him within 100 miles of my Sixers.


:lol:

Crazy that you guys got him
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Postby 63schoeffling on Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:51 pm

RottenAtom wrote:
63schoeffling wrote: I don't want him within 100 miles of my Sixers.


:lol:

Crazy that you guys got him


Yeah, after a few games into the season I realized we were going to be a 3 seed at absolute best but more like a 4 or 5. This puts us right in contention now... and apparently Joel and Ben signed off which is huge.
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Postby RottenAtom on Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:56 pm

I like Jimmy's fire. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
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Postby jkw3000 on Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:59 pm

Yup. It's either a huge leap or a huge bomb waiting to happen. Entertaining either way.

Still more stunned at how much Kawhi's transformed the Raptors, though the issue's always been whether his health can sustain that through the season and deep into the playoffs. But if he's truly made a full recovery, wow.
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