Jump to content


Official NBA Thread

Curry Lebron Griffin-Paul Babycat

  • Please log in to reply
600 replies to this topic

#581 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 81898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:marxism

Posted 17 July 2021 - 10:32 PM

Bucks go into the 4th quarter leading by ten, get their lead cut to just one via good Suns defense and five missed Milwaukee free throws in the last minute.  Suns blow the comeback when Booker goes one on three, freezes and gets it stolen.  That's three straight wins for the Bucks, led largely by breakout clutch performances by Middleton.

Sponsored Post

#582 Principled Man

Principled Man

    Mathematical Porn Star

  • Members *
  • 14398 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Western Wisconsin
  • Interests:Rush
    Packers, Brewers & Badgers
    Monty Python
    Cincinnati Chili
    Refreshing Beverages
    Golf, Bowling, and Blu-ray
    TRAVEL
    Getting Slim & Trim
    The Universe!!

Posted 17 July 2021 - 11:14 PM

I turned on the game just in time to see the Suns’ last big run, so I turned it off.   Bucks win, thanks to me!

#583 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 81898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:marxism

Posted 18 July 2021 - 11:13 AM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 17 July 2021 - 11:14 PM, said:

I turned on the game just in time to see the Suns’ last big run, so I turned it off.   Bucks win, thanks to me!
:lol:

So, do the Bucks complete the sweep at home?

Edited by goose, 18 July 2021 - 11:16 AM.


#584 Principled Man

Principled Man

    Mathematical Porn Star

  • Members *
  • 14398 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Western Wisconsin
  • Interests:Rush
    Packers, Brewers & Badgers
    Monty Python
    Cincinnati Chili
    Refreshing Beverages
    Golf, Bowling, and Blu-ray
    TRAVEL
    Getting Slim & Trim
    The Universe!!

Posted 21 July 2021 - 06:52 AM

View Postgoose, on 18 July 2021 - 11:13 AM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 17 July 2021 - 11:14 PM, said:

I turned on the game just in time to see the Suns’ last big run, so I turned it off.   Bucks win, thanks to me!
:lol:

So, do the Bucks complete the sweep at home?

:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

#585 edhunter

edhunter

    The Sphere

  • Members *
  • 8086 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 21 July 2021 - 01:28 PM

Of the 14 players drafted ahead of Giannis, only CJ McCollum is still on the team that drafted him.  Is several others are already out of the league.


#586 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 81898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:marxism

Posted 21 July 2021 - 02:23 PM

View PostPrincipled Man, on 21 July 2021 - 06:52 AM, said:

View Postgoose, on 18 July 2021 - 11:13 AM, said:

View PostPrincipled Man, on 17 July 2021 - 11:14 PM, said:

I turned on the game just in time to see the Suns’ last big run, so I turned it off.   Bucks win, thanks to me!
:lol:

So, do the Bucks complete the sweep at home?

:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
Solid!

#587 invisible airwave

invisible airwave

    Natural Science Theater 3000

  • Members
  • 33463 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Upland,CA

Posted 17 September 2021 - 05:37 PM

Clippers moving to Inglewood.

https://abc7.com/cli...arena/11027368/

Edited by invisible airwave, 17 September 2021 - 05:38 PM.


#588 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 81898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:marxism

Posted 17 September 2021 - 10:36 PM

View Postinvisible airwave, on 17 September 2021 - 05:37 PM, said:

Clippers moving to Inglewood.

https://abc7.com/cli...arena/11027368/
Just what the world needs, a $2 billion basketball arena.

:facepalm:

California can kiss my ass.

#589 invisible airwave

invisible airwave

    Natural Science Theater 3000

  • Members
  • 33463 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Upland,CA

Posted 18 September 2021 - 04:59 PM

View Postgoose, on 17 September 2021 - 10:36 PM, said:

View Postinvisible airwave, on 17 September 2021 - 05:37 PM, said:

Clippers moving to Inglewood.

https://abc7.com/cli...arena/11027368/
Just what the world needs, a $2 billion basketball arena.

:facepalm:

California can kiss my ass.

Even though they're my team, this ain't it.  Inglewood is Laker town with or without Staples center.  They should have just stayed at the Memorial Sports Arena until it got demolished.  First game I went to was in November 1989 with my dad against NY Knicks and Patrick Ewing.

My mom and late ex stepdad (and dad of my half sister) saw Mellencamp on the Lonesome Jubliee tour there as well in early 88.

Edited by invisible airwave, 18 September 2021 - 05:05 PM.


#590 lerxt1990

lerxt1990

    Minister of Silly Walks

  • Members *
  • 66838 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 October 2021 - 09:53 PM

Just when the different forms of disappointment seemed to have peaked, the underperforming Ben Simmons has now said f-ck you to the Sixers and our fans.  Now we are stuck with him, he is demanding to leave, no one wants him and he's expensive.

Why, why God have you forsaken us again?

Trust the process they said.

Phooey.

#591 lerxt1990

lerxt1990

    Minister of Silly Walks

  • Members *
  • 66838 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 October 2021 - 02:48 PM

The f-cking Ben SImmons shit show continues.  He refused to participate in a drill today and Doc Rivers sent him home.

#592 lerxt1990

lerxt1990

    Minister of Silly Walks

  • Members *
  • 66838 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 October 2021 - 03:03 PM

Y'all don't need to be told this, but Ben is DONE in this city.  IF he takes the floor (and I suspect he wont) he will be booed and screamed at in a manner that will approach the infamous throwing snowballs at Santa (he deserved it by the way).

And if and when he visits with another team... oh boy... that will be spectacular too.

Not that ANY town would enjoy this, but we don't go for this shi-t here like AT ALL.

============================================

Philadelphia 76ers suspend Ben Simmons for their season opener after spat in practice

12:24 PM ET
Tim Bontemps
ESPN



CAMDEN, N.J. -- In the wake of the Philadelphia 76ers suspending Ben Simmons for their season-opening game in New Orleans on Wednesday night, superstar center Joel Embiid said he has yet to speak to Simmons, and declared -- several times -- that it isn't his job to "babysit" anyone.

"I'm trying to win," Embiid said after Simmons had been tossed from Tuesday's practice by 76ers coach Doc Rivers. "And to win, you have to have that relationship with your teammates. I do have that relationship with all my teammates.

"But at the end of the day, our job is not to babysit somebody. We get paid to produce on the court, go out, play hard, win some games ... that's what we get paid for. We don't get paid to come out here and try to babysit somebody. So that's not our job, and I'm sure my teammates feel that way.

"We're really focused on just winning and playing as a team."

The 76ers announced late in Tuesday's practice that Simmons has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team, a suspension he'll serve for the opening game Wednesday against the Pelicans.

EDITOR'S PICKS

How did Ben Simmons and the Sixers get here?
1hRamona Shelburne

NBA preview: Everything you need to know for the 2021-22 season
1h

It's opening night, but our NBA experts are already making their championship picks
8h
Simmons had been thrown out of practice by 76ers coach Doc Rivers after he declined several times to sub in for a drill, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

"I just thought he was a distraction today,'' Rivers said Tuesday after practice. "I didn't think he wanted to do what everybody else was doing. It was early. It wasn't a big deal. I just told him he should leave. We went on with practice.''

The 76ers have fined Simmons $1.4 million for his absence from four preseason games ($360,000 each) and levied numerous team fines for missed practices, on-court workouts and meetings, sources told Wojnarowski. Simmons hasn't earned any money since returning to the team on Oct. 11.

By being suspended for Wednesday's game, Simmons will lose roughly another $227,000.

Simmons' reluctance to physically and mentally engage with the Sixers since his return has been a consistent theme, sources told Wojnarowski.

"I mean today, no," Rivers said with a smile, when asked if he thinks Ben wants to be there. "We told him to go home. But, hopefully at some point, yeah, I do."

Tuesday felt like a boiling point for a situation that's been simmering for several months. Wednesday will be four months to the day of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks -- the game Simmons passed up an open dunk that would've tied the game with less than four minutes left, and the Sixers went on to lose and see their season come to an end.

A short time later, Simmons asked for a trade, and he then held out the first two weeks of training camp in an attempt to force the 76ers to make a deal. Instead, he reported to the team last week, and after going through several days of re-entry protocols, Simmons practiced with the team Sunday and Monday before being tossed from Tuesday's practice.

Since returning to the team, Simmons has not spoken to the media, and hasn't said anything publicly since that Game 7 loss. That has left Rivers and his teammates to answer questions about the situation for him.

Embiid and Rivers both tried to spin the situation by saying the rest of the team is focused and engaged, but Embiid, in particular, couldn't hide his frustration with the fact this situation has gone on as long as it has.

"At this point I don't care about that man," Embiid said, referring to Simmons. "He does whatever he wants. That's not my job. That's [the front office's job].

"I'm only focused on trying to make the team better, win some games, play hard every night, try to lead the guys we have here and I'm sure they feel the same way because our chemistry has been excellent despite everything that's been happening the past few months.

"So, like I said, I don't really care."

"At this point I don't care about that man. He does whatever he wants. That's not my job. That's [the front office's job]."
Joel Embiid, on Ben Simmons
Rivers, meanwhile, attempted to strike a conciliatory tone. When asked if Simmons would be back on the court the next time Philadelphia practices -- possibly as soon as Thursday or Friday morning ahead of the team's home opener against the Brooklyn Nets -- Rivers said, "We're gonna expect that, yes."

And, when asked what he should do with a player that has shown he doesn't want to be part of the team, Rivers said that doesn't change his job description.

"Every day, every single moment, I'm going to give Ben a chance to join the team, and be part of the team," Rivers said. "He's under contract to be part of the team, and that's not going to change. Sometimes it happens quick and guys join back in, and sometimes it doesn't. I've been in both situations, and I'm fine with that.

"My job as a coach is to keep trying to get guys to buy in, to be in, and unfortunately this is tougher, this situation, but that's my job. I'm not going to stop my job."

What's also clear, though, is that this situation isn't going away anytime soon. Philadelphia has remained steadfast in its belief that it will only trade Simmons if it is a deal that allows the team to remain the championship contender it believes it is with Simmons. Until such a deal materializes, the 76ers will expect Simmons, who has four years remaining on his contract, to be part of the team.

Sources said Rivers has made it clear since Simmons reported back to the team last week that he would not play until he showed engagement and positive energy -- and that those factors are being evaluated as much as his conditioning.

Now the 76ers are off to New Orleans for Wednesday's game, where -- at least for one day -- there won't be a possibility of Simmons returning to the court. But it doesn't remove it from being a story Embiid and his teammates will have to keep answering questions about.

"I get paid to deliver, and that's to win games, and obviously the ultimate goal is to win a championship," Embiid said. "But, like I always say, I can't do it alone. I need these guys, the guys that are here are willing to help me, and I'm willing to help them, and we're going to continue to do it together."

#593 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 81898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:marxism

Posted 19 October 2021 - 03:49 PM

^^^ Good riddance.

#594 lerxt1990

lerxt1990

    Minister of Silly Walks

  • Members *
  • 66838 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 October 2021 - 04:06 PM

View Postgoose, on 19 October 2021 - 03:49 PM, said:

^^^ Good riddance.

We've got a limo gassed up and running 24/7 ready to take him to the airport....

#595 goose

goose

    Honkin' in Nevada

  • Members *
  • 81898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sierra Nevada foothills, East Slope
  • Interests:marxism

Posted 19 October 2021 - 04:52 PM

View Postlerxt1990, on 19 October 2021 - 04:06 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 19 October 2021 - 03:49 PM, said:

^^^ Good riddance.

We've got a limo gassed up and running 24/7 ready to take him to the airport....
:lol:

Edited by goose, 19 October 2021 - 04:53 PM.


#596 Rick N. Backer

Rick N. Backer

    Loves that dirty water

  • Members *
  • 36488 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New England

Posted 24 October 2021 - 10:16 AM

The Sixers are on on my Mount Rushmore of despised franchises with the Dolphins, Canadiens and Yankees.  When other Celtics fans chanted "Beat LA," in 1982, I was hoping either the Forum or the Spectrum would suffer a roof collapse.  Only over the court and benches, of course.  :)

#597 laughedatbytime

laughedatbytime

    Twin City Cub Fan

  • Members *
  • 93840 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:holidaying in Cambodia
  • Interests:marxism, hate, subjugating the individual to the state, the Great Purges, the Holodomor, the Cultural Revolution, the Great Leap Forward, the New York Times

Posted 24 October 2021 - 11:40 AM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 24 October 2021 - 10:16 AM, said:

The Sixers are on on my Mount Rushmore of despised franchises with the Dolphins, Canadiens and Yankees.  When other Celtics fans chanted "Beat LA," in 1982, I was hoping either the Forum or the Spectrum would suffer a roof collapse.  Only over the court and benches, of course.  :)
Why do you hate the Dolphins?  Because they gave your Bucs a game for 2.5 quarters?  Or because they always beat your former team in Florida?

#598 Rick N. Backer

Rick N. Backer

    Loves that dirty water

  • Members *
  • 36488 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New England

Posted 24 October 2021 - 11:46 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 24 October 2021 - 11:40 AM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 24 October 2021 - 10:16 AM, said:

The Sixers are on on my Mount Rushmore of despised franchises with the Dolphins, Canadiens and Yankees.  When other Celtics fans chanted "Beat LA," in 1982, I was hoping either the Forum or the Spectrum would suffer a roof collapse.  Only over the court and benches, of course.  :)
Why do you hate the Dolphins?  Because they gave your Bucs a game for 2.5 quarters?  Or because they always beat your former team in Florida?

Because growing up they always beat the Patriots, especially when it mattered.  That is, until the Word became flesh in the third game of the 2001 season.  ;)

#599 laughedatbytime

laughedatbytime

    Twin City Cub Fan

  • Members *
  • 93840 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:holidaying in Cambodia
  • Interests:marxism, hate, subjugating the individual to the state, the Great Purges, the Holodomor, the Cultural Revolution, the Great Leap Forward, the New York Times

Posted 25 October 2021 - 10:25 PM

En-es Kan-ter!
En-es Kan-ter!
En-es Kan-ter!

The anti Bron strikes again.

Posted Image

#600 Weakly Criminal

Weakly Criminal

    Stop voting republicRAT

  • Members *
  • 16165 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Terrell, TX
  • Interests:Speaking truth to evil, partying, sports and outdoors, avoiding growing up.

Posted 31 October 2021 - 01:11 AM

Well, any of you who are feeling bad about your team can enjoy watching the Mav's melt down this season. Yet another year of one of the best players on the planet will be wasted due to the ignorance and hubris of one Mark Cuban, Kidd has never been a coach and never will be. He was a savant as a player, an idiot as a coach. If we win 35 games I'll be surprised.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Curry, Lebron, Griffin-Paul, Babycat

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users