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Post by The_Enigma on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 11:11 am

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Thought I'd make a whole topic dedicated to the NBA. This is for small snippets of newsworthy topics, the weekend games on Sky, and playoff predictions.




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Post by Guest on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 2:26 pm

Brooklyn Nets now 3-10! Brooklyn Nets' disastrous season proving you can't buy chemistry in the NBA! Miami, Indiana, Portland & San Antonio all looking extremely good so far this season.

That Michael Carter-Williams is third in the 'steals' stats this season. Incredible start to season for him.

Other News

Derrick Rose out for the season with a knee injury. Unbelievable. You feel for him but you fear this huge talent could have a career cut massively short.

Kobe Bryant has signed a new two-year deal to remain at the Los Angeles Lakers for a record 20th season. The 35-year-old will become the longest serving player for any NBA franchise if he sees out the contract. Bryant has reportedly taken a £3.71m pay cut but he is still the highest paid NBA player earning £15m a year.

"Our priority was to have Kobe finish his career as a Laker and this should ensure that happens," said general manager Mitch Kupchak.

Bryant is a five-times NBA winner but has not played this season due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon, although he is now back in training.

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Post by Pr4wn on Mon 25 Nov 2013, 11:43 pm

Loving Indiana this year. Hibbert is a monster.

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Post by kingraf on Tue 26 Nov 2013, 7:54 am

Loving Paul George... So goof they named him twice!!
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Post by Guest on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 12:29 pm

NBA is going to BT Sport.....damn! Ruined!

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Post by The_Enigma on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 10:53 am

So the two most out-of-form teams in the Eastern Conference, probably in the entire NBA faced off as New York Knicks made the short trip to Brooklyn as both teams looked to break their on-going slump. Knicks eventually ran out 113-83 winners to stop the slide, but the questions have to be asked;

Will Either or Both make the Play-Offs with their current form?

Will Jason Kidd or Mike Woodson get the sack if their current form continues?

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Post by MC6CW on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 2:01 pm

Call me crazy, but I think if the Knicks actually move Carmelo and get a guy or two who fits Woodson's system better (ie. play defense) the Knicks will be fine.

Jason Kidd is in over his head, he probably should've been an assistant a few years before getting a job, especailly a coaching gig where they foolishly expected an old team like BRooklyn would be good.

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Post by Guest on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 8:31 pm

Kyle Korver broke the 3 pt record. He`s scored a 3 pointer in 90 consecutive games.

Apparently Carmelo wants Rondo with him in 2014/15 at Knicks

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Post by kingraf on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 9:35 pm

The Nets situation - to quote myself just a page ago,
" Stupid business from Nets. They just got old, overnight. Not winning a coin toss with those oldies."
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Post by Guest on Tue 07 Jan 2014, 3:15 pm

Luol Deng has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers....Interesting

Update

Eastern
Indiana 1
Miami 2
Atlanta 3

Western
Oklahoma 1
San Antonio 2
Portland 3

Lakers, Grizzlies & New York not fairing too well.

Player Leaders

Points
1 Kevin Durant

Rebounds
1 DeAndre Jordan

Assists
1 Chris Paul

Steals
1 Ricky Rubio

Blocks
1 Anthony Davis


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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 7:28 pm

Donald Sterling banned for life and fined a huge amount

Now gonna be forced to sell the team for a poultry $1 billion, poor Donald
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Post by Pr4wn on Sat 03 May 2014, 3:27 pm

Damian Lillard's buzzer-beater last night.... WOW.

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Post by kingraf on Tue 06 May 2014, 8:20 am

Chris Paul got HOT last night!!
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Post by TopoftheChops on Sun 18 May 2014, 9:03 pm

The Heat should win altogether

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Post by Guest on Mon 19 May 2014, 10:18 am

1-0 Indiana

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Post by Guest on Tue 20 May 2014, 8:34 pm

1-0 Spurs, Duncan immense.

Charlotte Bobcats no more. Now the Charlotte Hornets

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Post by Guest on Fri 23 May 2014, 11:45 am

Spurs 2-0 Thunder (You do wonder if the legendary Durant will ever win a ring in Oklahoma)

Heat 1-1 Pacers

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Post by kingraf on Sat 24 May 2014, 5:34 pm

Heat to take It 4-1, maybe 4-2. Indiana absolutely had to win game two, to stand a chance. they didn't, so they don't. Interested to see what Oklahoma do next year, it's Durant's free agent year, and it's become quite apparent that while Him and Westbrook may be best friends forever, they may not be altogether complimentary in the pursuit of a championship
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Post by Guest on Sun 01 Jun 2014, 12:39 pm

Repeat of last year's final : Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs

Feel for Durant, might need to leave Oklahoma to win his first ring.

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Post by kingraf on Sun 01 Jun 2014, 9:35 pm

Or Westbrook has to leave. Not too many championship places with the salary space for a Durant type player. Plus some will be waiting to see whether LeBron leaves the Heat. Think he re-signs with the Thunder, and hopes for the best.

Interesting final to call, but I think we'll see a three-Heat. 4-2 Miami. Just think a rather old Spurs team expanded too much energy getting here. Does Duncan retire after this though?
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Post by Guest on Fri 06 Jun 2014, 11:36 am

Heat was the story in Game 1 of the NBA Finals but not as we expected. Electrical failure caused the air-conditioning to pack up in Miami & the players were struggling throughout in unbearable conditions. LeBron had cramp & was forced off & others suffered from heat exhaustion.

Spurs took the game though & lead 1-0. Interesting start.

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Post by Guest on Mon 09 Jun 2014, 10:52 am

Game Two

1-1

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Post by kingraf on Mon 09 Jun 2014, 9:09 pm

Who you backing, john? Think Miami cruise this from here. 4-1, maybe 4-2. San Antonio lost home court, and with that, I think the series. The threepeat is on.
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Post by Guest on Tue 10 Jun 2014, 11:00 am

Yeah, you got to back Heat & LeBron. Home court now for next two games, if it goes 3-1 Miami, pretty much game over!

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Post by Guest on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 11:53 am

John wrote:Yeah, you got to back Heat & LeBron. Home court now for next two games, if it goes 3-1 Miami, pretty much game over!

 Laugh Amazing. Spurs win two on the bounce & take the 3-1 lead, one game from glory. Not sure LeBron can turn this around?

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Post by Pr4wn on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 4:42 pm

The Spurs are just like a well-oiled machine. Beautiful basketball.

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Post by kingraf on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 11:05 pm

Yeah, LeBron can't do it alone though. The third quarter was embarrassing... James scored 19 points, and his teammates managed to get 2!
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Post by Guest on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 9:44 am

Spurs win the championship. Kawhi Leonard MVP

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Post by kingraf on Mon 16 Jun 2014, 1:49 pm

Was probably a drawing of the straws for MVP, the entire Spurs team played so well, so disciplined. Anyone in that team would have been worthy
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Post by Pr4wn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 1:11 pm

Leonard is quite a special player though. This is just scratching the surface of what he's truly capable of.

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Post by Guest on Wed 25 Jun 2014, 12:38 pm

LeBron James, basketball's biggest star, is opting out of the final two years of his Miami Heat contract, which is worth $42.7m (£25.1m).

Back to Cleveland, to see out his career & win a ring for his team?

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Post by Guest on Wed 02 Jul 2014, 12:49 pm

Is Carmelo Anthony on his way to Chicago to team up with D. Rose. Wow!

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Post by Guest on Wed 02 Jul 2014, 9:44 pm

Carmelo can either join the Bulls & team up with injury prone Rose

OR

Carmelo can join Houston, the team he spoke to today & team up with Howard & Harden.

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Post by kingraf on Thu 03 Jul 2014, 12:03 am

I don't think LeBron is leaving Miami - he's only opted out, so there are no leanings either way. He also welcomed Miami's draft pick on social media - admittedly, that's not particularly indicative of anything, but I found it odd that he'd do that if he's really leaving. Plus, Miami is still the second best team in the league, has fantastic climate, and favourable tax laws.


I think Melo joins Chicago - or maybe Miami if LeBron does leave.... don't think Huston is a serious option
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Post by kingraf on Fri 11 Jul 2014, 5:54 pm

LeBron James has moved back to the Cavaliers!
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Post by Guest on Sat 12 Jul 2014, 10:52 am

Yeah, huge news. He's going back to Cleveland, not surprised really. Teaming up with Irving, Waiters & Wiggins. Cavaliers are also attempting to bring Kevin Love to Cleveland too.

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Post by kingraf on Wed 16 Jul 2014, 9:29 pm

Mike Miller has signed a two year contract with Cleveland. I'm actually upset I didn't put money on this, it was so obvious. LeBron rates Mike very highly, and they are best friends. By all accounts, LeBron started feeling like leaving when the Heat refused to re-sign Miller. Appeasing James aside, its a good signing for the Cavs. Miller shot 46% from the three. Gonna lead to good spacing.
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Post by Guest on Wed 16 Jul 2014, 9:38 pm

Yeah, good point. Miller is a good team player, should do well. I see Pau Gasol has joined Chicago Bulls. Carmelo looks like he's staying in the big apple.

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Post by kingraf on Wed 16 Jul 2014, 10:03 pm

Didn't see the Gasol signing. Even Gasol in his diminished form is a better big man than Carlos Boozer. If Rose can stay fit, I think the Bulls become real competitors. Eastern Conference becomes a real free for all.
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Post by Guest on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 9:02 am

Shocking leg break last night for Paul George, one of my favourite players in the NBA. Devastating for him & the Pacers. Hopefully comes back stronger.

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Post by Guest on Fri 08 Aug 2014, 12:02 pm

The Timberwolves have agreed for All-Star Kevin Love to be exchanged for Cleveland's Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round pick. LeBron, Irving & Love together should be interesting.

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Post by kingraf on Fri 08 Aug 2014, 8:38 pm

Very interesting, think the East is a straightforward shootout between Miami and Cleveland.
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Post by Just John on Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8:26 pm

Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California. Incredibly sad news.

RIP :rose

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