2011-2012 NBA Discussion Thread

Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
edited July 2013 in Less Rokk More Talk
Decided to get one of these going since the old ones are long dead and buried.

Just 10 days away from the Christmas Day tip-off on this labor-shortened season. A lot of things still to be decided like where Chris Paul will end up (Lakers back in trade talks?) and Dwight Howard (to the Nets to join Deron Williams?). Discuss, discuss!

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  • rockhero321rockhero321 Unsigned
    edited March 2012
    GO MAVERICKS! You guys will never take our NBA Title away.
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited March 2012
    I predicted Miami over OKC in 6 in the finals, and I feel good about that prediction.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited March 2012
    Cubecubed;4660983 said:
    I predicted Miami over OKC in 6 in the finals, and I feel good about that prediction.

    You think Fuhrer Stern would let Lebron James get a title at the expense of his friend Clay Bennett, whom he helped steal a team for? If it's Miami vs OKC, Oklahoma City wins in 5 games with some very questionable officiating (think Kings-Lakers 2002 Western Conference Finals bad).

    Besides, the NBA needs Lebron James to be a marketable villain. Keeps the distraction away from the shady things that league is doing behind closed doors.
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited March 2012
    Nah, they'll win this year, and at least 2 more with the current big three. They are just too good defensively.
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    darkwinterbeast8;4661193 said:
    Besides, the NBA needs Lebron James to be a marketable villain. Keeps the distraction away from the shady things that league is doing behind closed doors.
    I think the villain role has pretty much played its script out. There's still fallout from last year, but that hatred isn't as strong as it was since Miami lost the title last year to Dallas. Besides, with Linsanity in NY and CP3 with Lob City, all the attention is being payed elsewhere.
    Cubecubed;4661227 said:
    Nah, they'll win this year, and at least 2 more with the current big three. They are just too good defensively.

    Which is funny, because no one really talks (or at least used to talk) about their defense. Or the fact that they've stayed relatively healthy during this crazy, compressed season.
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited March 2012
    i predict that they won't win this season as well. they should win the east because d-rose still doesn't have a legit 2nd option but they'll lose in the finals again.
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited March 2012
    Miami's success depends entirely on how healthy Wade is during the finals because we all know how LeBron is going to play in the 4th
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited March 2012
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited March 2012
    CJHobbes;4661404 said:
    I think the villain role has pretty much played its script out. There's still fallout from last year, but that hatred isn't as strong as it was since Miami lost the title last year to Dallas. Besides, with Linsanity in NY and CP3 with Lob City, all the attention is being payed elsewhere.

    A Miami-New York playoff series with Lin as the underdog hero, not to mention a history of these teams having brawls in the playoffs would be the perfect way for Lebron James to become the villain once more, especially if Lebron and Lin fight like this.
  • topperharleytopperharley Son of Statler and Waldorf
    edited March 2012
    Rubio out for the season. ****ing hell.
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    You had a good run, Minnesota. That completely sucks, though. :/ They were fun to watch with Rubio at the helm.

    I was hoping the Bulls would make a move for someone before the deadline. And D12...*yawn*. Wake me up when he decides to go somewhere.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited March 2012
    But Dwight Howard loves going to Universal Studios and Sea World. ;)
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited March 2012
    I've been living under a rock so far this NBA season, and I expect no one would know the answer to this, or even care...but when the hell did Stephan Jackson come back and join the Spurs?!?!
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    BachiG;4680701 said:
    I've been living under a rock so far this NBA season, and I expect no one would know the answer to this, or even care...but when the hell did Stephan Jackson come back and join the Spurs?!?!

    At the trade deadline recently. In high style, GS continued to blow up their roster and swapped Jackson for Jefferson and a pick. They also dealed Ellis, much to the chagrin of their fans. XD

    "The Warriors traded swingman Stephen Jackson to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday for small forward Richard Jefferson and a conditional first-round draft pick this year."
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited March 2012
    CJHobbes;4680721 said:
    At the trade deadline recently. In high style, GS continued to blow up their roster and swapped Jackson for Jefferson and a pick. They also dealed Ellis, much to the chagrin of their fans. XD

    "The Warriors traded swingman Stephen Jackson to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday for small forward Richard Jefferson and a conditional first-round draft pick this year."
    Thanks for the info. I hope ( and would bet) that Richard Jefferson works out better for GS then he did for SA (not his fault for the change in his game that he needed to make to work in the Spurs system).

    SJ should work well for the Spurs since I think he respects the organization and Tim D., and probably wishes he never left (but you can't blame him for cashing in when he had the chance).

    As for the 2nd link you posted about the Chris Mullin retirement fiasco, I heard a bit about that on sports radio here in Austin, but did not know the details. It's unfortunate, but paying fans are allowed to voice their opinion...just a shame they had to do it then.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited March 2012
    BachiG;4680738 said:
    As for the 2nd link you posted about the Chris Mullin retirement fiasco, I heard a bit about that on sports radio here in Austin, but did not know the details. It's unfortunate, but paying fans are allowed to voice their opinion...just a shame they had to do it then.

    I'm all for fans booing retched NBA owners.

    Especially sleazy ones that get the commish to help take teams away from their fans if they don't get 100% of your tax dollars to replace a 10 year old stadium on top of the price gouging for tickets.
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited March 2012
    darkwinterbeast8;4680985 said:
    I'm all for fans booing retched NBA owners.

    Especially sleazy ones that get the commish to help take teams away from their fans if they don't get 100% of your tax dollars to replace a 10 year old stadium on top of the price gouging for tickets.

    Completely agree...but not during the jersey/number retiring ceremony of a former player. Just makes the fans look like asses to anyone hearing about or seeing it in a sports news story (and who doesn't particularily follow the team). Of course, when else is the owner going to appear in a public forum like that, to get what he has coming.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited March 2012
    BachiG;4681371 said:
    Completely agree...but not during the jersey/number retiring ceremony of a former player. Just makes the fans look like asses to anyone hearing about or seeing it in a sports news story (and who doesn't particularily follow the team). Of course, when else is the owner going to appear in a public forum like that, to get what he has coming.

    When hoisting the Championship Trophy, but it's better to boo Fuhrer Stern at that point, much like Celtics fans did the last time they won.
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited March 2012
    Cavs could be a legit team next year. A good draft and maybe one decent free agent pickup.. Andy coming back. Kyrie Irving and the rest of the young team grows up a bit more.

    Lots of hidden gems on this team.

    Just have to send Anthony Parker to pasture.
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited April 2012
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited April 2012
    ultimatespidey81;4705075 said:
    **** the heatles.

    Shouldn't you be watching the blackhawx right now?
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited April 2012
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited April 2012
    ultimatespidey81;4705113 said:
    pffft hockey lol.

    Yeah, but it's still Chicago!
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited April 2012
    hockey is not even on my radar. its somewhere down the line with golf and soccer in my sports hierarchy.
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited April 2012
    ultimatespidey81;4705123 said:
    hockey is not even on my radar. its somewhere down the line with golf and soccer in my sports hierarchy.

    How is that even possible? Golf is just walking around on a field...now that I think about it, so is soccer for the most part. Hockey is all action, all the time...with some MMA mixed in every so often. :)
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited April 2012
    well a) i don't skate, b) the fighting in hockey makes almost no sense to me, c) im mexican. not that there aren't any latino hockey fans, i know there are, it just doesn't appeal to me all that much.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited April 2012
    I've been to a hockey game once and all I remember was freezing my ass off for 2+ hours.
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited April 2012
    ultimatespidey81;4705175 said:
    b) the fighting in hockey makes almost no sense to me

    It is kinda weird watching two guys try to fight on skates. Usually there's one or two punches that land, then one guy falls on top of the other guy, and jerseys are pulled around. Then both get sent to timeout for 5 minutes and come back like nothing happened.

    This is an awesome fight though: http://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/106574 .
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited April 2012
    BachiG;4705146 said:
    How is that even possible? Golf is just walking around on a field...now that I think about it, so is soccer for the most part.

    Hey now, Soccer does have some brutal fighting from time to time... ...mainly in the stands. Also, their stadiums collapse during games in Europe/Asia/Africa/South America/Central America.
  • BachiGBachiG Inconceivable...
    edited April 2012
    darkwinterbeast8;4706916 said:
    Hey now, Soccer does have some brutal fighting from time to time... ...mainly in the stands. Also, their stadiums collapse during games in Europe/Asia/Africa/South America/Central America.

    Ahhhh, yes. I forgot about those perks that should have been included in the comparison analysis. Thank-you!
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