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I am keeping a guarded optimism for the young man's future; let us remember, he's still really bad at shooting; he is, like Shaq, a layup and dunk guy.

In fact, he has no easily transferable skills for today's game *right now*. He can always develop under the right system. (that would be...the same system that Anthony Davis is fed up with right now? Oops.)

So he needs to develop something beyond being just a great athlete, which he is. He's gotta be a rebounder, a shot-blocker for the ages. Keeping with the Shaq comparisons (which is not 100% comparable, I know) His success may depend on if he's partnered with a Penny or a Kobe. And the Pelicans have...Jrue Holiday and Elfrid Payton. *sucks teeth*

 
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Oh, BTW, it must be noted that the Warriors just kind of casually destroyed the Trail Blazers in Game 1 tonight w/o KD.
 
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We could possibly have another Steve Francis situation on our hands...


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I saw Zion play a lot in college since I like college over NBA and I think he has bust written all over him. He was a man among boys at Duke well he won't be anymore. He is not a good shooter at all...just a dunker and lay ups. He is like a one trick pony receiver coming out of college...runs one route so DBs will press him. Usually top NBA picks are forgotten about and New Orleans is not a big media market. Too bad Ja Morant won't end up with the Sixers cuz then they would have a PG who can actually shoot.
 
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Let's remember he's not even 19 yet. He CAN develop. The question, as I state above, is WILL he? Will whatever team he goes to be content with 1-2 terrible seasons while he learns and develops?
 
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^Raptors blew a lot of chances during the game.

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"NEW YORK -- The NBA announced today that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed and disqualified from the league for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Under the Anti-Drug Program, Evans is eligible to apply for reinstatement in two years.

The NBA, NBA teams, and the Players Association are prohibited from publicly disclosing information regarding the testing or treatment of any NBA player under the Anti-Drug Program, other than to announce a player’s suspension or dismissal from the league.

Indiana Pacers’ Statement on Tyreke Evans:
The Indiana Pacers were informed Friday by the NBA that Tyreke Evans has been dismissed from the league for a violation of the league’s anti-drug policy.

We take these matters seriously and will reach out to Tyreke to offer our support."


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Found this on ESPN about the NBA's anti-drug policy.

"According to the league's collective bargaining agreement, a
player can only be disqualified for a fourth positive test for
performance-enhancing drugs, or a first positive test for "drugs
of abuse."

The drugs on that list are amphetamine and its analogs, which
include methamphetamine; cocaine; LSD; opiates, including heroin,
codeine and morphine; and PCP."

I remember OJ Mayo having 2 violations for PED/steroid use before getting kicked out for 2 years. So Evans is definitely on some hardcore drugs. Hope he gets the help he needs.

 
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Yep, it took 'em two overtimes - and for Giannis to foul out - to finally do it, but the Raptors got a win against the Bucks.

In the West, the Warriors can sweep the Trail Blazers Monday night. As much basketball as I was watching through the first two rounds, I gotta admit I've watched damn near none of that Western Conference finals series. I hope - and believe - that the NBA Finals will be much more competitive and "watchable" than that.

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^ Yeah I mean the outcome of the WCF doesn't surprise me. What I hate is how scripted it is with Portland leading by 15 TWICE and still coughing up the game. Portland is mentally and physically defeated against the Warriors, and I want a great finals too. Much better than last year. More than likely the Warriors will have to face the Bucks so it'll be the first time ever the Warriors don't have home field advantage in the Finals. I want the Warriors to fall hard on their faces. I believe the Warriors will lose to the Bucks like the 2004 Lakers lost to the Pistons. I don't care if it takes 5 or 6 games. I know the Bucks got it. The Bucks have had the #1 defense in the NBA all year and that'll be the perfect weakness for a Warriors team who lives and dies by the 3 so much. This Warriors team also hasn't been as dominant in the postseason as previous years, who had to go 6 games against the Clippers and blew a 31 point lead in game 2, had to go 6 games against the Rockets (who wasn't as good as last year), and despite starting 3-0 against the Trail Blazers, they trailed by 15 at halftime 2 games in a row and had to comeback twice. Try doing that against the Bucks as a lower seed and see what's going to happen. I DESPISE the Warriors so much. I hate half of their arrogant players. I hate Kevin Durant for joining their team after blowing a 3-1 lead with OKC. I hate their bandwagon obnoxious fans. I hate the fact that they've given LeBron half of his finals losses. I respect Steph Curry and you gotta give it to them, but there's so many problems I have with the Warriors that makes me hate them with a burning passion.

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The Raptors also had to do it with Lowry & Powell fouling out.
 
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With their sweep of Portland, without Durant, and without Iguodala, GSW has moved forward and simultaneously, silenced the detractors
 
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WOW! Unbelievable. You hardly get parody in the NBA. I would love for Toronto to do it all the way. Never bet against Kawhi Leonard. I have to give the Raptors team and the Raptors fans a lot of credit. I highly doubted y'all and I was completely wrong. Honestly, I never cared who was going to win this series. I only care about who's going to dethrone those effing Warriors who I'm sick and tired of. I thought the Bucks had the better chance, but now Kawhi is going to have to carry the Raptors along and do it just like LeBron did in 2016. The good news is that y'all will have home field advantage. Just win game 6 at home against the Bucks and don't blow it, because if this goes 7 games I don't think y'all would win in Milwaukee again. The Warriors may have the 5 year NBA finals experience, but Kawhi says HELLO! He's had NBA Finals experience too, just with the Spurs, and remember in the WCF 2017, the Spurs were killing that dominant Warriors team until they knocked him out (which is another reason for my passionate hate for the Warriors) and then the Warriors survived game one. We all know a fully healthy Kawhi against the Warriors in 2017 would have led the Spurs to a NBA title. This is going to be Kawhi's revenge tour I know it.

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Unfortunately Idt it matters who the Warriors will play in the Finals. If its the Bucks the Warriors in 5, if its the Raptors the Warriors probably sweep them. Maybe Toronto gets a game.

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^ I would love for the Raptors or Bucks to upset the Warriors like the 2004 Pistons upset the Lakers.

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^ I hate the Warriors and would want either the Bucks or Raptors but the NBA has the least parody of any sport so I would be shocked if that happened.
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Huh, I gotta say I'm really surprised by Toronto's turnaround. I'd love to see a Game 7, but I'm not feeling good about the Bucks' chances of winning Game 6 in Toronto.
 
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^ Congrats grover! A 26-3 run, what a comeback!

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^ Thanks! But it's not over yet, mon ami!

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I will be shocked if they beat the Warriors. I'll say Golden State in 6.
 
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Congratulations to the Raptors and the city of Toronto. Though they beat my Sixers, I gotta admit it's pretty cool to finally see the Raptors in the NBA Finals. Big props to their GM, Masai Ujiri, for taking the risk in trading for Kawhi Leonard. Whether or not Toronto can actually beat Golden State, this matchup should at least be more competitive/entertaining than the last two installments of Golden State vs. Cleveland quadrilogy.

With the Raptors reaching the NBA Finals for the first time, the list of franchises that have never made it to the championship series is down to 6: Nuggets, Clippers, Hornets, Timberwolves, Grizzlies and Pelicans. Although, while the Hawks and Kings franchises can claim NBA Finals appearances, they have never made a Finals appearance in their current cities.


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Yeah, the Hawks don't count at all to me. Atlanta is going to be Atlanta, and Georgia will be Georgia. It wouldn't surprise me if the Hawks don't make it to the NBA Finals until every other franchise has already been to at least one, and it wouldn't surprise me if the Falcons didn't win a Super Bowl until the Browns were the only other remaining NFL franchise without a ring. I mean, Atlanta might also be the only city to never win the lottery either.

It's amazing how the majority of those cities you mentioned are from the south (Memphis, Charlotte, Atlanta, New Orleans) because professional sports historically don't do well in the south compared to the northeast or west which are bigger markets. (Texas and Florida are exceptions, heavily populated with different cultural areas) I don't think Minnesota has won a professional sports title since the Twins in MLB in 1991 (and of course they beat the Braves in that one haha). The Clippers and Kings are just the stepchildren of the Lakers and Warriors.

 
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Be interested to hear if any of you are having viewing parties tonight!
 
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Not to brag -- which obviously I'm about to do, otherwise I wouldn't have said that -- but do I know how to call them, or do I know how to call 'em!??!
 
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I just saw a graphic from TSN.

Only 3 States are cheering for the Warriors. The rest are cheering for Tee-Dot, yo!


 
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WELP HERE WE ARE!!

Tonight is the night! Tonight is the NIGHT of ALL NIGHTS!!!

Before we roll through a hopefully seven-game series, I thought I might take a look at what happened to the other 28 teams and how their stock is either going up or down:

I shall begin with the teams that did NOT make the post-season this year:


Knicks: Haven’t been to the playoffs since 2013 when they beat Boston in the first round then lost to the Pacers. Prior to that, hadn’t won a playoff series since 2000. Haven’t been to the Finals since 1999. Haven’t won a championship since 1973. Question: why in the Blue Fuck does everyone (Kyrie, Durant, Zion) want to go to this barren outpost of an NBA franchise??? I feel for RJ Barrett as he seems likely to be the latest promising talent to disappear down the Blue-and-Orange-Black Hole.

Chicago: went to the playoffs in 2017, but haven’t won a series since 2015. Haven’t been to the Finals since the Second Michael Jordan three-peat. Next year could be an upswing, if the youngsters build chemistry.

Cleveland: look, it's quicker to put it this way: the only years they’ve won a playoff series without Lebron in the lineup were in 1976, 1992 and 1993. I don't see that changing.

Atlanta: They never close the deal but Atlanta stays fairly consistent in the post-season. This will be the second season in a row when they’re staying at home; they went to the playoffs every season from 2007-2008 to 2016-2017. Haven’t been to a finals, though, since they were the St. Louis Hawks. Only at #8 in the draft, so things may not change much.

Charlotte: This will be the third season in a row missing the playoffs; they haven’t won a series since 2002. In their entire history as the Hornets or the Bobcats, they’ve never gotten past the second round. In the last ten years they’ve had three winning seasons. There is a better chance The Beatles will reunite than there is of Charlotte becoming a quality franchise under Michael Jordan.

Miami: they’re missing the playoffs for the 3rd time in the last five seasons. However this is only their 3rd losing season since 2002-2003.

Washington: it’s now forty years since their only Championship win. In that time, they’ve been to the Semifinals a grand total of five times. They’ve won Zero of those series. However, this is their first losing season since 2012-2013. I won't mince words: We're FUCKED for the next four years minimum; Bradley Beal is going to leave town in 2020 and we're going to be stuck with John Wall's untradeable contract.

Minnesota: they made the leap to the playoffs last season, but then collapsed under the Jimmy Butler drama. That remains their only playoff appearance in the last 15 seasons. They won the First and Second Rounds in 2004 and, to date, those remains their only post-season series wins in their entire history.

New Orleans: Like Minnesota, Anthony Davis finally made it to the post last year, winning the First round and then regression all the way around this year. In their 17 seasons they’ve never made it out of the Semis. However, to be fair, last season was also the first time they went relatively injury-free amongst their core group. (i.e., everyone not named DeMarcus). I'd like to say the future is bright, but will Zion ever actually wear a Pels uniform?

Los Angeles Lakers: Missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year. Outside of this decade, 1974-1975 and 75-76 were the last times this franchise went consecutive years missing the post. Some say that the front office is counting on all the free agents who can't wait to play alongside LBJ. It's nice to want things.

Phoenix: Nine years since they made the post-season; they went to the playoffs from 1988-2010 straight, but they haven’t been to the Finals since 1993. Nothing's going to change.

Sacramento: 13 years since they’ve been to the Post; it’s been equally as long since they’ve had a winning record. Showed signs of improvement early this year but ran out of gas. They're bound to be a perpetual also-ran in the West.

Memphis: two years since they’ve been in the playoffs, two more years since they were able to escape the First Round. At least this years’ .402 record is an improvement over last years’ horrid .268 rebuilding season. Ja Morant to be their savior?

Dallas: It’s been eight seasons since they 1) won the championship and 2) won a playoff series in general. This season represents their third losing season in a row. Curiously, they went 33-49 both this year and in 2016-2017. However, things are looking up. Hate to say it but the retirement of Dirk could be addition by subtraction, if Luca gets to let loose more, and Porzingis stays healthy and sorts through his legal troubles.


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Now let's examine the 14 teams who just...couldn't...go...all...the...way!

Detroit: Haven't won a playoff game since Bush was in office. Only been to the playoffs three times since and got swept every time. In the East anyone could scratch and claw their way into the playoffs and that's what happened here.

Orlando: This was their first winning season and first playoff appearance since the Dwight Howard Era. As for outlook, see Detroit.

Portland: They've only had two losing seasons out of the past 12. They're regulars in the post, but this was their first WC Finals since 2000. They learned from their unceremonious first round sweeps last year and in 2017, but not enough to overcome the GSW Buzzsaw. They're never mentioned as a destination for free agents (guys! Portland's a GREAT city! Weather that's VERY similar to LA's!! I mean, in the summer at least!)

Clippers: The Scrappy Lil Team That Almost Could; they got x'd out of the First Round for the third time in four years, but even in this No-Stars-Era, they got a few licks in. Traded away their first round pick to the Celtics, but do they care? Nah. They may have THE brightest future out of every team that's not located in the Bay Area; They're in LA, they've got plenty of cap space and for once, they're NOT LA's most dysfunctional team!

Nets: A fitting beginning to the End of Purgatory: first playoffs in four years, first winning record in five. A bright future ahead as they could be the Clippers East and for once, in a GOOD way.

Pacers: If they'd had Victor Oladipo, Boston would likely have been ushered out much sooner. Still they can't get much further than the semis even with him.

Oklahoma: "What Profiteth It A Man To Gain the Whole World and Lose Every First Round??" Or something like that is how the quote goes; anyway, you all know the deal; Russ got total control of the OKC Thunder, and ....that's about it. Another first round exit. Russ' skills, athleticism and shot selection are all declining, yet no one seems able to say "The Emperor Has No Clothes" out loud. Until Russ learns that this is a TEAM sport (and indeed, the Thunder have close to $146M tied up in 11 players next year, so that should be apparent) he's going to end up with as many rings as Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady and Carmelo Anthony.

Spurs: a lot of current guys such as Jayson Tatum and Mo Bamba weren't even born the last time the Spurs failed to make the post. 22 Years is an amazing run. However, with this season being the second in a row with a first-round ejection, something has to change. They hinged a lot on Kawhi being their main man in the post-Duncan era, but that went sour. So all they need to do is find another Kawhi. Simple!

Boston: This is why they play the games; Boston was supposed to be preparing to take on the Warriors tonight, but.....
Clearly the Kyrie Irving situation has to be resolved. Either he has to go, or trade the young core to New Orleans for Anthony Davis; (hey the chance to play with Zion might well seem like a plus for those guys now!) But they definitely can't go on this way.

Utah: 50 wins, and they did as well as could be expected; in the last three seasons they've been thrown around by either the Warriors or the Rockets. They are in the same boat as the rest of the West--how do you get past those twin terrors?

Denver: In 25 seasons, the Nuggets have been to the post 12 times and been bounced out in the first round 10 of those times. They scored big beating the Spurs 4-3 but came up short against Portland. This was their first playoffs in six seasons, and they now have two straight winning seasons. But, just like Utah, their problems are how to amass enough manpower in the WC?

76ers: Looking at where they've been, the achievements of this year can't be anything but a success. They fought hard all season, managed to stay healthy and Brett Brown did a masterful job. Their upside has few limits.

Milwaukee: Fear the Deer? Unfortunately the Raptors love them some venison. Potentially, there are chances for a repeat BUT, can they re-sign both Khris Middleton AND Malcolm Brogdon? And whither Giannis after 2020??

Rockets: As we've all heard The Rockets are in real danger here; After the fourth failure to scale Mount Curry, the owners are ready to dismantle the team. They now realize what the Clippers realized two years ago; Chris Paul is Very Good (when healthy) but just not Good Enough; and Harden's style of play which makes him MVP-worthy in the regular season is an absolute liability in a seven game series. Overnight, they've managed to add yet another layer of intrigue into an already chaotic off-season.


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That could be good...for the Raptors. Trying to "shoehorn" Boogie back into their lineup could disrupt the good thing the Warriors have had going for them since KD got injured. I'm thinking the too rested and possibly rusty Warriors lose Game 1 tonight.
 
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^ I remember, and it's an excruciating painful memory for me.

I always hated JR Smith before then and fuck him for that major move. For LeBron to have 50+ plus points and still lose!? What else could you do shorthanded against an unfair overpowered roster like the Warriors.

My deep hatred for the Warriors during that time is no different than today.


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Ok. so after watching game one, this is the first time in a long time that I've seen a team that i really believe can beat the Warriors. That's of course until Durant comes back and inevitably that would change everything.

As for the Nets, for the first time since the JKidd trade was made 'm feeling optimistic about my team. Shit, the possibility of getting one of the top free agents signing for the Nets would change the narrative forever. I know it won't happen, because Nets, but Marks still hasn't made many mistakes at all so far, and In Marks We Trust.


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What the hell happened in the 3rd quarter!?

That was an epic 2nd half collapse for the Raptors.


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^ At the time of the 18-0 run the Raptors only led by 5 so I don't consider it an epic collapse at all. If they blew a 25-30 point lead then yeah.
 
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Excerpts from the article:

Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns.

The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals; Leonard and the Raptors flew to Oakland, California on Monday to begin preparing for Game 3 of the title series against the Golden State Warriors, a game that will be played Wednesday night.

It was filed in California because Leonard maintains a home in San Diego, the suit said.

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