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Postby Regular Show » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:36 am


I'm amazed by how freaking talented he is, with a surprisingly soft touch around the hoop. Like he has a decent amount of finesse and skill to his game. He's going to be one of the top 5 players in the NBA in a very short while...

Obviously, this clip is just pure hops, going-up-and-throwin'-down lol.

Please stay healthy.
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Postby ChiCubsFan » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:26 am

That pass, though. My god.
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Postby soccer10k » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:57 am

ChiCubsFan wrote:That pass, though. My god.


I'm happy to see Lonzo doing what he's doing this year. He caught a ton of flack in large part because his dad's a horsefeathering lunatic. Was always a great passer and a solid defender, just his shot was abysmal. He's up to 38% from 3 for the year and while he's only at 58% from the line, that's still way up from the 44% he was at in his first two years.
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Postby soccer10k » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:01 am

So Gobert has the coronavirus and the season is suspended.
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Postby 17 Seconds » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:10 am

soccer10k wrote:So Gobert has the coronavirus and the season is suspended.


2 days after he was trolling reporters by touching all their mics and recorders
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Postby UMFan83 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:14 am

It probably would have happened eventually but Gobert testing positive is probably going to lead to all sports shutting down after tonight.
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Postby Brian707 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:18 am

UMFan83 wrote:It probably would have happened eventually but Gobert testing positive is probably going to lead to all sports shutting down after tonight.


NHL shutting down after tonight

Edited, i stand corrected, no plans yet to shut down
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Postby Sosa21MVP » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:11 am

Everything feels surreal right now.
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Postby squally1313 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:08 pm

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UMFan83 wrote:It probably would have happened eventually but Gobert testing positive is probably going to lead to all sports shutting down after tonight.


NHL shutting down after tonight

Edited, i stand corrected, no plans yet to shut down


Think it's still coming. They told teams to cancel all practices/morning skates today. I was at the Hawks game last night and talked to a guy who spent the first period with Rocky Wirtz...said to expect an announcement today.
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Postby Regular Show » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:00 pm

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Postby soccer10k » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:08 am

Mavs, Hawks and Cavs have all announced plans to compensate arena workers who aren’t able to work. Hopefully more teams follow suit.

Kevin Love also pledged $100K for arena workers. Would be good to see stuff like this continue. Even if an athlete doesn’t give a horsefeathers about the workers, it seems like an easy PR win to donate some money.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:51 am

soccer10k wrote:Mace, Hawks and Cavs have all announced plans to compensate arena workers who aren’t able to work. Hopefully more teams follow suit.

Kevin Love also pledged $100K for arena workers. Would be good to see stuff like this continue. Even if an athlete doesn’t give a horsefeathers about the workers, it seems like an easy PR win to donate some money.


The athletes chipping in is cool and good, but the onus is really on the horsefeathering owners to do the right thing.
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Postby soccer10k » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:27 am

Knicks fans have hope. Dolan has the coronavirus.

Of course it’s the Knicks so no chance he dies.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:29 am

soccer10k wrote:Knicks fans have hope. Dolan has the coronavirus.

Of course it’s the Knicks so no chance he dies.

This ends up with his dumb horsefeathers band opening for Springsteen at the Garden for a fundraising event for virus recovery once it’s all over
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Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:13 pm

David wrote:https://twitter.com/LasVegasLocally/status/1255589609636937730?s=20


if fans aren't there at least in elimination games, i think it's a bad idea. and if you change the playoff format, will it ever really be as revered as a normal championship anyways?

like imagine if the cubs had finally won the world series in some watered down playoff format in empty stadiums. it would never feel real.
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Postby Splendid Splinter » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:17 pm

David wrote:https://twitter.com/LasVegasLocally/status/1255589609636937730?s=20


Season and then playoffs I'm assuming? I'm sure they're going to have a week or 2 of practice to get back in game shape. They won't get done til August. Maybe even Sept. Draft/FA like 2 days after Finals end then training camp/pre season like 2 weeks later.

They're just better off just ending the season as is and start with playoffs.
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Postby David » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:29 pm

Splendid Splinter wrote:
David wrote:https://twitter.com/LasVegasLocally/status/1255589609636937730?s=20


Season and then playoffs I'm assuming? I'm sure they're going to have a week or 2 of practice to get back in game shape. They won't get done til August. Maybe even Sept. Draft/FA like 2 days after Finals end then training camp/pre season like 2 weeks later.

They're just better off just ending the season as is and start with playoffs.

From my own experience following that account, I'd say that their info is pretty good but their sports knowledge is probably not much to non-existent. My guess is that they go right into the playoffs. Seems like trying to continue the regular season would make things much more of a mess than it already is.
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Re: NBA 2019-20 Season Thread

Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:54 pm

The teams need to get to 70 regular season games played or else owe their RSN’s money back on the year, fwiw. I think they should just jump to the playoffs and it would be dumb to force the like Kings, Knicks, T’wolves, Bulls, warriors, etc to show up for 3-7 games and increase the odds someone brings or has the virus with all those added players.
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Postby David » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:15 pm

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David wrote:https://twitter.com/LasVegasLocally/status/1255589609636937730?s=20


if fans aren't there at least in elimination games, i think it's a bad idea. and if you change the playoff format, will it ever really be as revered as a normal championship anyways?

like imagine if the cubs had finally won the world series in some watered down playoff format in empty stadiums. it would never feel real.



I don't know. I think we all kind of know where we are this year and the whole world is in this together. We'll take what we can get sort of thing.

The fans thing doesn't matter to me at this point. With the MASSIVE caveat that this is assuming this can be done safely and responsibly and that testing is already widely available to the public before they're using a bunch of those resources for this, I kind of love all the experimental angles the different leagues are willing to go with (potentially this tournament, in baseball the realignment is fun and wacky, etc.). Yeah, it's being driven by money (desperation to put any sort of product out there that will bring in revenue), but that's fine. The legitimacy thing is a non issue to me. It'll be viewed through the appropriate lens and everyone had to deal with the same thing. And maybe some permanent good changes to the sports will come of it.

I mean, I don't disagree that it would've sucked to break our drought if it were this season, but that's not enough to get me to say I'd rather see them do nothing (again, assuming they can find a reasonable and practical way to do this safely - which is a tall order).
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Postby UMFan83 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:36 pm

Gonna be soooooo great when the Warriors rest up from March to October, get 100% healthy, get the #1 pick and resume their dynasty with only a short weird season with a tainted championship bridging the 2 eras
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Postby Derwood » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:51 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Gonna be soooooo great when the Warriors rest up from March to October, get 100% healthy, get the #1 pick and resume their dynasty with only a short weird season with a tainted championship bridging the 2 eras


So basically the Spurs when Robinson got hurt, they got the top pick, nabbed Duncan, and went on to dominate for another decade?
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Postby David » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:54 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Gonna be soooooo great when the Warriors rest up from March to October, get 100% healthy, get the #1 pick and resume their dynasty with only a short weird season with a tainted championship bridging the 2 eras



Kind of like that weird Michael Jordan hiatus and practice/warm-up season in 95 interrupted our 6 peat.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:55 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Gonna be soooooo great when the Warriors rest up from March to October, get 100% healthy, get the #1 pick and resume their dynasty with only a short weird season with a tainted championship bridging the 2 eras

This is going to be arguably the worst draft of all time at least. There’s so little talent. Or at least star/impact talent.
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Postby David » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:59 pm

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UMFan83 wrote:Gonna be soooooo great when the Warriors rest up from March to October, get 100% healthy, get the #1 pick and resume their dynasty with only a short weird season with a tainted championship bridging the 2 eras

This is going to be arguably the worst draft of all time at least. There’s so little talent. Or at least star/impact talent.


I don't follow college, but can it really be worse than 2000?
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