NYK: Marcus Morris gives SA the ol spicy keychainDAL: Cuban says DAL will 'load manage' PorzingisCHI: Pax hints White will be brought along slowlyLAK: DeMarcus Cousins says quad is 100% healthyCHI: Daniel Gafford goes off again with 20 and 10DET: Bruce Brown triple-doubles in Las VegasDAL: Cuban hints Delon Wright will start at PGLAC: Update: Leonard agrees to 3-year deal w/ LACMEM: Wolves don't match Memphis for Tyus JonesHOU: Isaiah Hartenstein leaves in wheelchairATL: Schlenk: Trae, Collins could play 35 minutesOKC: Westbrook traded to HOU for Paul, draft picks
MVP: Kemba Slice WalkerDPOTY: Marcute Smart6th man of the yr: Gordan HaygodROTY: Tacko Bell FallMIP: Jayson Drederick Tatum
>>94170022Based Zealbro does it again
P-pau can still be useful pls someone make an offer
With no GS even the shittiest contracts ever have value to somebody
aint nothing but a heartache
>>94170033Haha yes, I eagerly await Kawhi’s arrival. We shall definitely be receiving him. With him added to our core of LeBron James and Anthony Davis we will truly be an unstoppable force. We are all but guaranteed a championship upon his imminent arrival!
we gon go to the playoffsfuck kawhi
>harden + westbrook with no durantmeme team
>Kawhi is the best free agent on the market>laker fans want him>/sp/ chimps out on laker fans>kawhi goes to one of the other three times it was possible for him to go to>lakers drop from odds on favorites to win a title, to marginally 2nd best odds>fans of other franchises dare to troll fans of the team with the best duo in basketball (if not the best team) with the 2nd best odds.Guess that's what it is like when you're the crown jewel of the nba. Haters gon' do mental gymnastics to hate.
So who's hiring these two next? For me, its:>D'Antoni to Brooklyn, after Cryreee forces knucklehead manlet out>Morey to any East dumpsterfire, Orlando probably best potential
>>94170115The team is fine, its the fervency with which you smug, mongoloid fucks posted about it that caused you to meme yourselves into oblivion.Now say it with me:WE GON GET KAWHI
>>94170145>meme yourselves into oblivionHave sex.
>>94170115>post about getting Kawhi every day 24/7>don't get him and get made fun of due to the aforementioned>chimp out because somebody said something bad about your team that has been the worst in the NBA for six years
>>94170171>Karl Pussy Towns was an all-starshambles
Lakers already look better than the rest of the league. They were prepared for Kawhi not to come but of course since it was on the table they had to go for him, when it didn't work out we said ok whatever let's get down to business and built a good team that's competing for a title. Talk shit all you want, what matters is what happens on the court and we'll be dominating you.
lakers lookin real good
>>94170183>fuuuuuuck kevin duraaaaaaant
>>94170154>he writes this to me while I shitpost next to my sleeping gfWE GONGETKAWHI
WEGONGET60 WINSWE BEATINGYOUR ASS LAKER NATION
>>94170115>>94170154>>94170197>>94170210Look at this fucking faggot.
LakerbrosWe need to go Clipper games and boo them off the court. Remind them who’s town it is.. and who’s town it will always be. Every clippers game is a Lakers home game. Taylor Swift has more banners in Staples than the Clippers do.
>>94170261WE GONGETDEPORTEDWEMOWYOURLAWNLAKER NATION
rondo - kuzma - lbj - ad - dmccp3 on the buyout market??? yall dont want this smoke
>>94170276Bro you post the same shit every day at 2am in the motherfucking morning, youve already samefagged the shit out of it here. You are absolutely SEETHING and too much of a pussy to post when the thread isnt dead as fuck because you know youll get eviscerated. Go to be Juan Pablo
Redpill me on Julius Randle, stats look good but I'm not convinced. Never seen him play, doesn't really get good in 2k
>>94170342Great defense, tough hard nosed guy
>>94170342Zion Williamson without hops or passing ability
>>94170404Averaged 3 assist with 2.8 turnovers per game last year, that's pretty horrible. I'm worried about my Knicks
What if Pascal Siakam was a one year wonder a la Devin Harris and goes back to playing replacement level basketball this year?
How many times do you think she has been piped down by NBA players?
Draymond is 6'5 230, Zion is 6'4 310
>>94170246Doing the same right now. Lebron ironically is my favourite player.
>>94170477Don't kill yourself retard, Houston just got good
>>94170404this but unironically
>>94170022Can someone explain why OKC had to demolish their franchise just because Paul George left them? How does this help them build a case to move to Seattle?
>>94170473they're standing by order of dick size, pierce definitely has the smallest one.
Got 2k yesterday for the franchise mode, started in the offseason as the Knicks drafted SGA after trading down to shed bad contracts. Signed undrafted Rodions Kurucs, traded KP for 5 first round picks and just let Kurucs start at PFGuy became the next AK47, was averaging 19ppg 7rpg 5apg 1.5spg 2bpg 45% 3p on 6 attempts per game in his prime. One six rings with the Knicks and went from having 0 badges to 11, all on a super cheap contract
>>94170511>How does this help them build a case to move to Seattle?because ticket sales are now in the toilet. you dont move a successful franchise.
>>94170529Three time all star, two time all NBA, 6 all defensive second teams, two all defensive first team selectionsSix time NBA championUndrafted Hall of Fame career
>>94170511Do you think they would make it in the west after the superteams formed in LA?
>>94170582no, not in 2020 at least, but they could have made themselves major players in 2020 free agency to get back to that level.
Need a white girl,
fuck the knicksburned my melo jersey and sold my allan houston and j lin jerseys on ebay sick of this team sick of the disrespect this team has brought to the great city of new york for 20+ years fuck james dolan fuck this piss poor product they put out time and time again i'm switching to the netskd and kyrie + decent depth is an exciting team, might be finals contenders. I'm gonna be watching them, at least they care about winning and are serious.
Lakers? More like Fakers
>>94170900I'll forever be a Knicks and Golden State fan
OKC fans status?
>>94170943Elated as fuck?
Lelkers fans brought it upon themselves desu kinda like ingurland at the wc spamming it’s coming home
>gives up on HoF career>watches CP3 cash 45 mil checks & polish Lakers bench all the way to the ring
how do I achieve vascularity? I don't care about being big, but I want really veiny forearms.
Goddamnit, I will never sleep again.
>>94171297Get old and low bodyfat.
PELICANS will win their first title in 2022-23, cap this shit.
I wonder if Westbrook takes a step back in stuffing the stat sheet like he did last year to let Harden cook. As purely a facilitator and fast break threat Westbrook could be what the Rockets need to break out the West
So the Westbrook trade got me thinking: who were the "Yeah but they're gonna be so good in 5 years?" teams 5-10 years ago? Where are they now?The first two that pop into mind are the post-Lebron (the first time) Cavs and the T'wolves, and they're both trash.
>>94170115MEGA SUPER TEAM
>>94171398the clippers with cp3 and b lake griffinlook at them now
Wonder where Adams goes
>>94171452Saved by >muh big market magic
imagine thinking westbrook improves the rockets in any waynot that cp3fraud did that either but stillunironically would take daniel house and austin rivers over those 2
>>94171476Imagine thinking an all NBA player that led the league in assist doesn't make his teammates better
CP3 for Dragon, Waiters and Jones Jr. works as a trade.If OKC did something like that & even gave Heat one of the protected firsts they acquired, they’d still have nine extra first round picks between now & 2026.They would then have their entire books cleared by 2021 offseason when Adams & Schroeder expire. When I say books clear they’d have almost literally $0 on them in 2021.>Three max slots>Nine extra first round picks>Presti > your teams GM>Only two years of losing
Is Morey fucking retarded? Two of the biggest ball dominant guards in the league on the same team. Rockets won’t even make it past the first round this year.
Two MVPs on one team?
>>94171476>unironically would take daniel house and austin rivers over those 2That's because you're a moron.
Lakers aren’t even a conference finals team>$15 million for brick green
>>94171494>dribble in circles for 20 seconds>whip a pass at 100mph to someone 30ft away from the basket, gets an assist once every 5 times>makes teammates better>out of position defensively, gambles for steals on every possession, when fails goes doesnt even locate a player just goes to steal a rebound from someone who's boxing out>shoots league worst on 3's with players that qualify for attempts, flies into people under the basket with no touch, shit finisher when not wide open, will go to a team that has banned everything but layups and 3's>will take away touches from top5 player in the league solely because of his reputation and position>b-but muh grouling and flexing means he plays hard like koby
>>94171537Unironically Harden is a better point guard than Westbrook. We might see a shift in which Harden brings the ball up and Westbrook plays the role of shooting guard, which everyone has been saying he should play since he joined the league.
/nba/ will regret counting my Rapties out this year....
>>94170115>miss playoffs>crown jewel
warriors turned the league into a meme 3 chucking adhd zoomer league
>>94171675Thank G*d mein Rapties ended that “dynasty”
>>94171476they'll learn soon enough
>>94171526>>Three max slotsDon't kid yourself, free agents don't come to Oklahoma City
>>94171684>Thank G*dLiterally, He's the one that beat them
>westbrook is badjesus christ is there a worse opinion to expose you browse /r/nba than this one?
>>94171712they might be able to get blake griffin because he went to college there, but that's pretty much their only option
*gets a step on you**spins**lays it in and draws the foul*Literally who can stop my Rapties?
Lakers nation baby, wut it do
>>94171736oh yeah presti cant wait to max a 33 year old injury ridden pf
Imagine getting Anthony Davis and still being upset. Lakers fans are so entitled.
imagine trading your entire future for one season of championship aspirations with a roster that is one injury away from missing the playoffs
>>94171770Never had a goat?
>tbf if they dont 5peat its a dissapointment
>>94171924Shy Durant hides behind Perkins back as chad Westbrook approaches.
>>94171924Superteams don't enough longevity for that. Breakup is inevitable after a few years.
>>94172058This team is unironically gonna be like Lebron's first two years in Miami and it's going to be hilarious
>>94172058kek, fuck the flakers
So Russell, when did you first start working the trade?
>>94172075Miami already won a chip before LeRunAway went there lmao, Lakeshits haven't even made the playoffs
>tfw I can root for the Warriors again
Imagine the lobs
Steven Adams about to average 24ppg 20rpg next to Jimmy and Chris
>>94172110Are you fucking retarded?That was 5 years before Lebron even got there
>>94170022>OKC: Westbrook traded to HOU for Paul, draft pickshttps://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27141139/the-rise-fall-okc-nba-small-market-miraclebretty good read
>This post is extremely low-quality.
Chris Paul to Los Angeles, per Woj.
>tfw Miami/clippers finals
>>94170943Stoked. Time for a comfy rebuild with all those draft picks. I want to know how all the Houston fans feel after hating on Westbrook so much over the last 3-4 seasons?And now Durant will most likely join the Rockets after the Brooklyn experiment fails, and Silver will crank on the ball magnets for an easy championship in Houston
CP3 was playing for a team that had to publicly pretend the best possible NBA offense was to give the ball to James Harden and everyone else stand around, despite the unique gifts CP3 brings to an offensive system... Of course, he might not stay in OKC long, but now he gets to go to a young team that could actually benefit from his high BBIQ, that has a shit-ton of young players and draft assets. Young players who don’t have the standing to really chafe too much at his style. It’s not a bad situation. Especially if you believe, like most non-Morey stans, that the Rockets weren’t real contenders anyway.
>>94172253>easy championship in Houston
>>94172277>barkley touching his penis
>>94172277Why won't the Rockets go back to those aesthetic af jerseys/logo?
>>94172277Did they even make a conf finals?
>>94169956Nice collection m8
>>94172277This would unironically be /nba/'s team if it was around back then because muh defense. I could see it now>implying Pippen won't lockdown Kobe>implying Hakeem didn't sweep Shaq>implying Barkley isn't better than Mark Madsen
>>94172226 fake news
>>94172350Yeah, John Stockton killed them.
Who the fuck can stop him?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgHUEgYSqJc
>>94172392Land on his foot
>>94172350Yeah they lost to a Jazz buzzer beater IIRC
>>94172409>>94172437I'm not talking about Zion or Bol Bol here. TackGod is not some stick figure
Westbrook and Harden are not good
Is Grayson Allen an enforcer?
>>94172350The Drexler/Hakeem/Barkley rockets did in 97 and lost to a Stockton buzzer beater.The 99 Pippen/Barkley/Hakeem Rockets got beat by the Lakers in the first round
>>94172519>Grizzlies have Josh Jackson and Grayson Allen on the same rosterThree years till they're in Seattle
>>94170473damn i want her
>>94172464Westbrook is very good, but he's a dead end for his team. Harden is shit.
>>94172175When was the last time Lakers made the playoffs, Lakeshit lmao> 5 yearsOH NO NO NO NO
>>94172552Yeah, dangerous for Houston's chances of winning anything
gunna ged hem
>>94172551You dumb nigger I'm shitting on the Lakers too that's the whole pointJesus christ you're a special kind of stupid
NBA All-Based First TeamPG: John WallSG: Kyle KorverSF: Carmelo AnthonyPF: Serge IbakaC: Joel Embiid
>>94172583Time goes fast when your living under a highway eating beans with ur hands huh Lakeshit
>>94172614Oh god please just stopI can't cringe this hard for this longIt physically hurts
>>94172464Harden is the best player in the nba right to now
Why don't people want to see Tacko Fall succeed?
>>94171924fuckin shit the OKC one hurts. they could've had it allllll! Durant needed to put westbrick in his place and stop chucking and cucked the coach by rotating harden into the line up FUCK
>>94172645*drops 50 in your path*
we gon get cp3 :(i don't like it
>>94172665UMA DELICIA KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
>>94172459Tacko should get bigger glasses, he looks goofy in those.
how is this going to work and how will KD feel if they win one together without him?
>>94172459I’d love to be that tall and tower over white women
>>94172815same, or white. i want her to call me a nigga when we fuck
Westbrook is an upgrade over the hobbled CP3 that played last season. If anything, it will be interesting to see how he works with a team that spreads it out as much as Houston does.
Cockshits and Warrioqueers still have no one at SF lol
>>94172815>calling QUEENS b*tches
I told y'all about Jaxson Hayes, he's going to be Javale McGee at absolute worst and he can hit threes and free throws
Carsen Edwards is 5'10
LAKERS SUPER TEAM 2020
Where do the Spurs finish this year?
S H A W AND C A P E L A
>>94172930Probably same place as last year.
>>94172930Relegated to the G League
>>94172930in the cuckshed
RJ Barrett is a bust
whos gonna be the ball handler?
Troy Brown Jr is absolute garbage
>>94172967RJ is the next Harden (but better)
imagine the smell
>>94172930They’ll get bumped first round of the playoffs
Who was the anon telling me Dallas would get free agents this offseason since they had so much capspace and top players would want to play with KP and Luka?
>>94173044Laugh it up while you can, Mavs are getting Giannis.
>>94173065Mavs will just need to develop KP and Luka then add a rim protector (Capela) and defensive minded roleplayers.
>>94173002>the only two Sikhs in Canada"LOOK AT HOW DIVERSE CANADA IS"
>>94173073You do realize KP is already a great rim protector, right?
>>94170022Predictions for the Finals?Houston vs Milwaukee Houston WinsThis is all based on the fact that Houston clicks by all star break. If theyre a mess I would say GSW vs Bucks then.
>>94173109He can't guard AD/Demarcus and Javale without getting in foul trouble. Salah Mejri isn't good either
>>94173139>He can’t guard JavaleLol yes he can
>>94173155Playing the 4/small ball 5 this year
>>94173166So if AD throws a lob to Javale while posting Kristaps up high Kristaps can stop it? Exactly, the NBA is a big man league now. He can't stop Horford and Embiid either
>>94173109idk why people forget that Porzingis is a great shot blocker. The Ringer said he was the most underrated defender in the NBA.
>>94171924Man if Kobe, Dwight, Meta, Nash and Pau were together in 08 and onwards? They wouldve had the league crying year in year out with their dominance.
>>94173155off his cycle
who says no?
>>94173188You’re saying he can’t guard multiple players at the same time, which is pretty much true of literally everybody.
>>94173188>>94173139>Javale lobs to AD>OOH BLOCKED BY KAWHI>OOH NO AD LANDED ON HIS ANKLE>GOOD GOD HIS FOOT IS HANGING ONTO HIS ANKLE BY A THIN SLIVER OF SKIN
>>94173238That's what I'm saying, they need a center and sf/pf
Is this a good trade?
>>94173230Jrue >>> CP3uhhhh... the Pelicans?
>>94173261Mavs also have Maxi Kleber whos a pretty good rim protector.
What would your reaction be?
>>94173355still wont win
>>94173355That it’s literally impossible unless they sign him to a vet minimum.
>>94173110Milwaukee are Pacers tier
>>94173261dont they have giannis brothermaybe he will get goodthey have Steph's brother too
>>94173425Tbf Kostas kinda sucks. I think the only reason the Mavs drafted him is to lure the real Giannis to Dallas.
>>94173355He said he wanted to play with Steph
>yfw nobody has threepeated since the Shaq/Kobe LakersWho will be the first team to do it again spee?
>>94173588lakers would be the only team allowed to do it again
>>94173075>The only 2 Sikhs in CanadaI wish that were so, my uneducated burger friend.
>>94173632Literally who can stop my Rapties after we signed the Caw Father himself?
>>94173712>that was their summer league squad
>>941737122030 - 2040 will be the OKC era of the NBA once they draft the next Durant, Westbrook, and Harden. They've learned from their past mistakes
>>94171537>the only way to contain a ballhog is to get more ballhogs because Usage doesn't add up to more than 100%>I had it with this fucking unluck and Harden chocking, punish him & give memes to fans>friends playing together, LMAO, bitchass zoomers, god i miss MJAnd most underrated but most true one>How do I get myself fired from this shitty owner and his mental midget star?
Westbrook will win a title
Capela for Love
bro H-town finna be dummy lit wen we got an actual athletic pg. 60 win season and the Larry OB incoming
Houston have the easiest division of all contenders, Memphis, New Orleans, Dallas, and Spurs are all give me wins with a true superstar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGCicXwcqfsall these players are better than any black american nba player
>>94174028Cavs would benefit from this more than Houston.
>>94174155Mavs and Spurs will give them a fight.
>>94174218Love would deadeye so many open shots when his man helps on the drive and PJ is a good rim protector can guard 4-5
>>94174237Mavs have no athletic guards/forwards to check Westbrook or Harden. Spurs might win all four games come to think of it with Murray and White, especially if Walker's defense lives up to reputation
imagine drafting 3 MVPs in a row and not doing shit with themimagine watching them leave your team and win championships for other teamsJUST IMAGINE
>>94174258>Mavs have no athletic guards/forwards to check Westbrook or HardenDFS is literally the statistical best player at guarding Harden in the league.
>>94174271Game 7 WCF Westbrook drives on AD switch, Lebron goes to the rim, kick out to Harden he's doubled by Green and KCP bounce pass to Love wide open 3...
But honestly, what has Anthony Davis done to get all this praise? He's made all star teams but other than that no MVP, no significant records, never even made noise in the playoffs (much less carried his team to a finals), regarded as a stretch big but only shooting 31% from 3 for his career... I'm just not seeing it bros. I'm not even trolling I'm just actually curious why all the hype, is it that he appears to be a guaranteed 20-30ppg player? Because surely that will decline when he isn't the definitive #1 option on a regular season team.
>>94174287Imagine actually living in OKC like dude just move to LA or NY or Chicago or Houston or something. OKC??
>>94174258Delon Wright is a good defender.
>>94174327He's really tall and stat-padded on a shit team? Also, his legs haven't fallen off, sotheres that.
>>94174327According to Lakers fans, he's the second coming of Shaq/Kobe/MJ.
>Imagine having a team in the most attractive city to live in, that has a long pedigree of championships, while also having the so-called "Best Player In The World", and the so-called "Second Best Player In The World" (according to Lakers fans), yet the best Free Agent signing you got was a hobbled emotional lesbian in Oooga Booga Cousins with a 5-inch vertical who can run a 7:40 40 yard dash now, and an aging Danny Green, who averages 9 ppg for his career. How fucking embarrassing. How the FUCK do Lakers fans manage this much COPE?
>>94174457Don’t use the term lesbian as an insult. This is an anti-drumpf general.
>>94174457And AD waived 4 million from his contract just so they could sign DANNY GREEN AHAHAHAHAHA
>>94174299which he won't hit cus he hasn't played in more than a year . I'm a Cleveland fag and love Love for bringing one to da land but he's more washed up than JR plus he'll get out worked/rebounded in the paint
>>94172566Weuguenn ge kwi paaaa
Any early ROTY predictions? I think Ja is in a good place to have a shot, because the Grizz is building around him and seem to be managed well. Zion is obvious. Any sleepers?
>>94173712>2007-2009 get Durant, Westbrook and Harden>2012- lose finals>2013- Harden gone cause they didn't want to pay him>2015- blow 3-1 lead on Warriors >2016- Durant now on the Warriors >2017- get Paul George >2019- lose George and PaulHow the hell do you let this happen?
>>94173588>threepeatedWho will 8peat next?
>>94174831>literally only 8 teams
>>94174874"The way I play, my team wins"
>>94174831>>94174914He would be Hassan Whiteside in today’s league.
Why yes I am an Oklahoma City Thunder fan, how could you tell?
Let's not talk about basketball pre-80s, only real basketball here please
Dallas Mavericks gonna get to playoffs.
How would /sp/ react to Grayson Allen if he was black?
>>94175103yes and the spurs aren't
>>94175115Continue not caring about him
My rockshits are an easy top 3 in the playoffs and a first round exit. WE OUTCHEA
>>94174218Capela is the same player as Tristan Thompson
My Rapties would bootyblast any team as it stands right now
>>94175223oh yeah? bet on this? right now?
>>94175223Posts like this are not constructive. You and I both know the Raptors are shit and will be lucky to make the 2nd round.
The raps would be contenders this year if they still had derozen...
>>94175285Too bad for them, but dechosen will be leading my spurs to a second round out
Nigga does all Cartoon Network show is teen titans go?The fuck going on. This shit is showing reruns for 4hrs
>>94175319Spurs aren’t even making the playoffs.
>>94175324It's been that way for years.
>>94175324How old are you? Answer honestly.
>mfw Lakers "best player" is a passer that let Kyrie "25% from the floor in the clutch" Irving take most important shot of his career
>>94175324Stop watching cartoons you manchild
>>94175367>thinking the spurs will miss the playoffsEvery year
>>94171494>thinking this matter when he leads in turnovers>thinking having another player aka harden who also leads in turnovers will helpshiggy
Lebron and AD is the retarded stepchild version of Kobe and ShaqLebron is like Kobe simultaneously before and after his achilles diedAD looks like the second coming of Shaq on the stat sheet but isn't remotely in the same realm as the Diesel in terms of impact on the court
>>94175386Those are literal Russell Westbrook numbers
>>94175439AD is nowhere near even Shaq in the stats
How do you guys wear your Jordan’s? I like them loose with the laces hanging off the side
Kobe would be Austin Rivers in today’s league
>>94175324Didn’t they reboot Ben 10 again?
>>94170473Unironically I think she’s too fat and ugly for nba players.
>>94175488>not tying your shoesI don't understand people that do this
>>94171567>2nd in the entire league for 3pm last season >brickHe was only choking in the playoffs/finals cause he knew deep down the team wasn’t good enough to make it that far. Made it to the ecf from the luckiest buzzer beater of all time and won the finals because the top two players on the warriors were injured. The whole raptors post season was an asterisk.
>>94175891I knew you faggots would discredit our chip just as you fats always do when Canada wins at something. Where was the Silverball to even the odds? Kawhi didnt even carry the team in that finals series it was guys like Siakam and Vanvleet that were turning Currys and Greens legs to jello. It was a team win against what was supposed to be the mighty warriors depth and bench dominating us.What I'm trying to say is go fuck yourself.
>>94175950>>94175940Here, you dropped this —> *
What's next for the OKC Thunder?
>>94171526>cap space = star free agentsreally worked out for the knicks
>>94175950Agreed. Canadians, 2nd only to gamers, are the most oppressed people on the planet.
>>94173210>kobe literally passes to none of themwow its the same thing as the actual lakers
>>94175950The raptors can do better than Kawhi so you shouldn’t be mad he’s gone. Nobody wants to say it but I will. Kawhi got carried in the finals in the moments where it counted. But I honestly believe that in the same circumstances you guys won that series the outcome would have been the same if it were derozan on the team and not Kawhi.
>>94175980*picks up chip*Thanks bro
>>94176101derozan is jimmy butler's bitch so no. i still remember that game where jimmy dropped 40 on him in one half.
Westbrook and Harden are mental midgets and they will never be champions.
>Hating on The BrodieIs there anything more cringe and casualpilled?
>>94170022>NYK: Marcus Morris gives SA the ol spicy keychainbertans died for this
Rockets>clippers(injury prone)>lakersSearch your heart. you know its true.
>>94170900WHat part of Brooklyn you from la
The East literally does not matter this year
1. Houston2. Utah3. LA (Lakers)4. LA (Clippers)5. Portland6. Denver7. Golden State8. San AntonioHonorable Mentions: Kings, Mavericks1. Milwalky2. Philly3. Boston4. Miami5. Toronto6. Indiana7. Orlando8. DetroitHonorable mention: Brooklyn
>>94174287KD got injuredWestbrook got injured Harden went south to choke for the next 10 yearsso what? warriors just lost with 6 hall of famers against one all star that almost got bounced in the second round
>>94176581Boston lost rozier, morris, Irving, baynes, and horford. They are an 8th seed at best.
Who trades for Chris Paul now that the Thunder are in full tank
Isn't GSW proof that small markets can still succeed in the NBA? I mean they won 3 championships. Probably won't win anymore but they're still somewhat viable.
>>94176686They straight up did it to return the favor for Westbrook. Westbrook kept them relevant for the past 5 years.
>>94176661kemba is better than all those players
>>94176716I think Westbrook would've stayed forever, but Kawhi getting PG to demand a trade fucked everything up for thr thunder. I struggle to see where Paul goes though. Does another team really want to match salaries?
>>94176720Kemba is at best = to Kyrie, which doesn’t make up for losing all those other players
>>94170473Imagine her blasting you with shit.. Bros..
>>94176661Losing Kyrie honestly makes them better. Than ran so much smoother when Tatum and Brown were calling the shots. Losing Horford hurts though. He was basically the emotional core of that team, and now he's playing for their biggest rival
>>94176790except he can, you know, lead the team and doesn't destroy chemistry everywhere he goes
>>94176686I was about to ask the same thing. From the teams that have the cap space to trade for him, none would get good enough to become contenders. So that probably leaves off any trades involving good picks. Maybe they'd do it for 2 or 3 overpaid guys in some struggling franchise with expiring contracts?
>>94176849It would likely be a 3+ team trade with at least one of those 10 extra picks OKC has moving
>>94176849My Bulls prolly gonna trade him for Kris Dunn straight up. I fucking hate this front office.
>people counting out the defending champsBAKA
White girl cant take nigger’s stroke
>>94176906He gonna have a thicc contest with Lowry?
>>94176943Stop posting weird shit
>>94176906Rapts are done bro it's time to enter rebuild mode for the next 10 years
Everyone says Dubs are a 7-8 seed. Since when do 7-8 seeds start 4 all-stars?
>>94176988Man those zoomers have the dumbest hair cuts
>>94176988What part of *when healthy don’t you understand
>>94174538Back to r/eddit. This is a right wing evangelical general.
thanks again, boston.
>>94177011What do you mean? When healthy, why would a team starting 4 all stars be a 7-8 seed?
>>94176581>1. MilwalkyIt's Mih-wocky, t.bh
>>94176988Draymond's washed, DLo is traded before the playoffs, Steph's old and can't win without Klay, Klay is finished. GS is over bro time to move on
>>94177074Klay isnt healthy and when he comes back, he will need time to come to formAnd the Warriors defense is pure shit.
>>94177074I think the point is that Klay is going to be out for a very long time
>>94177074Because they’re not healthy dipshit. Klay will be out for most of the season.
>>94177071He wasn't even an Embiid stopper last season
>>94175172better at scoring
D’lo will ruin the Warriors chemistry just like Cousins did
Cowherd is talking about divorce and parenting again. Should I take parenting advice from him?
>>94177104Draymond was one of the fastest and most intense players on the court this entire playoff run. DLo is 23 years old. Klay was scorching the championship raptors before he went down. And steph is the best shooter in NBA history. Not sure what you are talking about.
>>94177211The only thing he ever got right is that Carson Wentz is better than Dak Prescott. Literally every other take is wrong.
What are we doing this weekend bros?
>>94176988First, Klay's out with a torn ACL. They lost their bench when they got KD, and never really got it back. They lost Iguadala and some other role players. DLo is a marginal all-star. Also, keep in mind they're in the west. You think they're better than any of these teams?1) LA Clippers2) Houston Rockets3) Utah Jazz4) Denver Nuggets5) LA Lakers6) Portland TrailblazersThey're gonna have a hard time beating Sacramento too.
>>94177239how about his parenting take?
>>94173155>14:21:Magic gave him HIV
>>94177071when the fuck are we seeing kawhi and pg in clippy jerseys
>>94175488I don't wear my Jordans... too low class. I only wear my Johston & Murphy mahagonys.
>>94177250How often are divorcees considered good parents
>>94177122By "they're" not healthy" you mean, just Klay Thompson, who could be back by Christmas.
>>94176686in a perfect world he'd be bought out for 40-50 Mil, then resign and trade with OKC to go to the Pelicans or Miami in exchange for picks
>>94177239Cowherd has a positive betting % when it comes to the NFL. He more qualified to talk about the sport than literally everyone else in sports media.
>>94177272When the fag sex tape is released.
Can a hard nosed team like the Jazz win in the modern NBA?
>>94177285His daughter was a valedictorian.
>>94177228Face it, you bandwagoned the wrong team. It's ok, you have only been folowing nba sense 2016. I have been a student of the game sence 1982.
>>94177249They are better than 3 or 4 of those teams, yes.
>>94176988lol didn't this same core win 73 games not too long ago? LMAO you fools are sleeping
>>94170511>Durant leaves>Try to retool around Westbrook>1st round exit>Get Paul George>First round exit, luxury tax starts fucking you especially hard as a small market team>Next (this past) year it’s another first round exit, Russ looks terrible, repeater tax about to rip OKC a new asshole>Try to dump contracts, but unwilling to give up anything of value>Team is stagnant>George suddenly demands a trade to LAC Wat do?
I really hope the Grizz don’t let Iggy go for nothing. Fuck LA.
>>94177337This core is older and more injured now. They still have a couple years of competitive playoff runs left, but it's tough to expect their run of true dominance to continue
>>94177315No team is winning a chip without at least one superstar
>>94177316women always win valedictorian, especially if their parents are rich. Those awards are rigged and made to keep the white man down
>>94177249First off, you are assuming those 6 teams have zero injuries. What do the Lakers look like without Lebron or AD? Clippers without Kawhi or George? Rockets without Harden or Westbrook? Second, the Dubs have won 5 straight western conference finals. Yes, I do think they can beat those teams. Sure it will be hard now, substuting DLo for Durant, but cmon. They will be starting 4 freakin all stars vs teams that have 2 all stars at the most.
>>94177388Mitchell is a superstar
>>94177351they want a future first round pick according to marc (((stein)))which means no buyout for LA, which means they gotta make cap space for him
>>94177315If they make it to the WCF? Yes. The last two rounds of the playoffs, refs don't make calls, since they don't wanna be seen as influencing who wins the chip (they wanna forget about '06 when the refs legit gave DWade & Shaq a chip). So, less fouls will be called, which means that Gobert can actually protect the rim. They have a good shot with Conley now.
>>94177428Not even an all star yet lmao
Need a gf
>THEY TRADE CP3 AND PICKS FOR WESTBRICKHoustonbros wake me up from this nightmare
>>94177317I was going to warriors games in oakland when tickets were $7. It's funny how people literally think no one lives in the Bay Area. You can't even spell "since".
Black thug black THUG
>>94177478You did good, this is no nightmare.
Why do so many black NBA fans hate Steph Curry?
>>94177503Yeah and I was going to 76er games when you could buy an entire row for under two bucks. Doesn't mean the bandeagoners didn't come in after the team got good
>>94177503I bet you don't even know about Jason Richardson, zoomer. You are a pathetic excuse of a basketball fan lmao.
>>94177561Black people hate white people, simple as
>>94177428Not yet, I think he has the potential to be a superstar at some point but it's too early to consider him a superstar. Same with Devin Booker
>>94177561Because he is a whit trust fund commie.
Luka will be a superstar before Booker and Mitchell are.
>>94177503i watched bobcat games for $2free if you waited until after halftime
>>94177604This is his year, all NBA first team. First year playing in a backcourt with a playmaker who can get his own shot
>>94177365>still brings up shit that happened 3 years ago because she lives in his head rent free
>>94177636Fucking Ben Simmons will be a superstar before those chuckers
>>94177478This is a god dream
>>94177636Luka's ceiling is prime Hedo
>>94177657DLo can turn into a chucker, and really doesn't play defense. He's great for a team where he's the third option, but as a first option the team has limited upside.GSW might be the perfect place for him
>utah jizz fans unironically existcringe
>>94177701Mormon's love them some basketball
Why didn't the Warriors just get a trade exception or even just let KD walk out for nothing?
Now that they have westbrook to run the offense, the rockets should trade Harden for a big or a wing
>>94177698Agreed, look at how Durants defense changed when he came to the Dubs. Same thing can happen to DLo. And he's only 23.
>>94177687This is cope if I’ve ever seen it
>>94177735Philly might have been the only place that competes. They need another shooter who can create on his own. Luckily they got Josh Richardson to fill that role though.
>>94177701Mad we got Conley?
Just watch the first two plays from this highlight reel. Tell me he doesn't look like a Warrior. Imagine him in this system for just a year or two, playing with Steph and Klay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbtbH5uhSIs
>>94177784Brooklyn really got the best bench hype mob in the league
>>94177665luka is better than simmons right now
Is Kawhi the Daenerys Targeryen of the NBA?
>>94177856I disagree, but I wasn't talking about him. I was referring to Booker and Mitchell
>>94177864No Dany went from unlikeable to the best character in GoT. Kahwi did the opposite.
>>94177687His ceiling is Prime Pierce with better playmaking.
>>94177786Really? DLo is a shitty defender and I could blow past Steph Curry
Bruno caboclo finally reached being 2 years away from being 2 years away
>players move teams>holyshit! teams are so much better now!
>>94177983He's about to have a breakout season desu
>>94177977Won't matter if these guys are putting up huge offensive numbers. Steph, Klay, and DLo can drop 40 any night they want.
https://twitter.com/KP_Rivals/status/1149001969295433728oh god my boys are already starting to fight...I knew I couldn't trust Koby Altman he done picked 2 PGs in subsequent lotteries
Fans are supposed to unconditionally root for players who already have 1 foot out the door by the time they get there?
The Lakers long play is to get Giannis. What are the odds that happens?
>>94177584Try naming a Warrior that isn't one of the most popular in the franchise before this new era started. At least go with like an Anthony Randolph
Hey all. Craig from the BR team here. We have detected a lot of interest here for our next season of Game of Zones! Excited to let you all know it is currently in development and looking to be more zany than ever before. Figured this is a good a time as any for an impromptu AMA so fire away!
>>94178144Near zero. Giannis is too loyal. Also, he wants to create his own legacy, not become a part of someone else's.
>>94178176please make fun of the knicks next episode
Let me ask you a question: if you were a millionaire, why not live in LA?
>>94177584>I bet you don't even know about Jason Richardson, zoomer
>>94178165Jammison was more popular. I see you can use wikipedia.
>>94178144That's also the Mavs' and Raptors' play. It depends on how the NBA landscape looks like 2 years from now, but I will say that it is not very likely he ends up on the Lakers from what we know so far.
I've been going to bay area games since u could buy a whole row and get ur cock sucked clean by the asian root beer vendor for $4
>>94178230>RocketsWhy would Giannis want to play with 2 aging ballhogs?
>>94178206Because the state of California and the city of LA will do everything they can to take your money.
>>94178266Get laser eye surgery if you don't like glasses or contacts, bro
>>94178211I said "one of the most popular". I am 27, so my Warriors fan years started around 14-15 years old. That's when guys like Anthony Randolph would show up at our local schools to talk and shoot hoops. Tickets were literally $7 and our whole class would go to Oracle
>Let me ask you a question: if you were a millionaire, why not live in LA?
>>94178292>star player leaves a couple weeks after winning the chipouch. it's hard to cling onto the ring when it now feels soulless
>>94178206There is no good reason not to. NYC is the only good alternative. Flyovers will never understand.
>>94178350Cringe. 2019 is immortalized into history.
>>94178315I have been a basketball fan sense (since) I was 10. I bet you started watching because your cooler friend was. Pathetic. Anthony wasted his time, that I can tell you.
Honestly can't believe I have to argue about being a Warriors fan with another Warriors fan. Pretty sad.
>>94178365kawhi knows you aren't legit that's why he left lmao
>>94178337Why would anyone want to live in LA? Horrible weather and people. And the traffic sucks.
>>94178365Yes, people tend to remember titles with asterisks
>>94178432LA is by far the most major city in the US. Great weather. California has the biggest economy in the US so companies like Google, Apple, Disney, Netflix, etc. are all lining up to give endorsement deals.Not to mention on average, a woman is a 10/10 there. And its an international city.
>>94178383Just stop man, what city in the Bay Area do you live in?
How will the NBA's nomad era be looked at in 20 years? Will a player like Kyrie or Durant have the same legacy they would've had if they stayed at the place they started? Will there truly be any home grown champions after Golden State's era ends?
was my raptor winning the 2019 Nation Basketball Association Larry David Trophy the most important cultural win globally of this century? Look how they done shook up the league
>>94178206Why not take the opportunity to move out of the west or at least out of the states?
>>94178500>Great weatherNo.>a woman is a 10/10 thereNo.> international city.No.
If I'm a millionaire then I'm moving to Phoenix
>>94178561No because the team you were playing were missing 2 out their 3 top players. That's like playing a Lebron team without Lebron. And it still went 6 games.
if you answered "no" to my previous question, some thoughts:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxvqOxkGjKs
>>94178564Because you still have to play the season? What are they going to do? Commute by plane halfway across the world every day?>>94178569yeah, you've clearly never been to LA.
>>94178402He left because he wanted to live in Cali anyways and the Clippers were able to acquire an MVP candidate on top of that.
Gonna laugh when Chris Paul has a huge bounce back season with Miami it looks like and while Harden and Westbrook ball hog their way to being one of most inefficient duos in NBA history.
>>94178709Why does every white NBA analyst look like a gigantic cuck?
>>94178500Earthquakes, tsunamis, pollution, homelessness, robbery, taxes, taxes, taxes, Pedowood, drug addicts, crumbling infrastructure, increasing taxes, wildfires, overly violent cops, men straight up butt fucking each other in public. No thanks.
>>94178432>Horrible weatherBased retard>and peoplepeople in the south are worse fag.
>Kawhi scores 23, 34, 30, 36, 26, 22 in all of his finals games against the warriors with a missing KD and Klay>Still praised as the best player in the worldI don't understand. His assists numbers are nothing special..
>>94178717White people who watch the NBA are cucks
>>94178709Using>pEr tHiRtY sIx MinUtEsTWICE.I thought durability was a concern??
>>94178736what?? he brought the championship !!
The 73 win Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals with homecourt advantage! They say it doesn't count because they lost 12mpg Andrew Bogut! And Draymond for 1 game when they were up 3-1 ! Imagine!!
>>94170022>OKC: Westbrook traded to HOU for Paul, draft picksWhen did the NBA decide to play with 2 balls like Rock'n'Jock or Globetrotter games? How can two of the biggest ballhog stat padders of all time play on the same team, will Harder finally play defense on Russ to be able to get shots, God save the inbounds passer who has to make the decision of whom to pass to.
>>94178709Kevin O Comcast u gotta stop using per 36 my guy
>>94178717sports analysts are generally cucks
beal on the way
>>94178786Basketball would unironically improve if they added multiball
>>94178736His influence is in how he keeps the defense from collapsing and how he plays off hte ball. Plus, you're ignoring high-leverage rebounds, steals, blocks, etc.
>>94178337bums shit in the streets and its infested with ratsthe same conditions that caused the black plague in medieval Europe.lots of califags are going to die slow plague deaths
Warriors have the best depth in the league and even non-warriors fans are making excuses for them lmao this cope
>>94178784Give some credit to the Cavs. Not hard to win 2 catch up games when you have Lebron freakin James and Kyrie freakin Irving playing lights out.
>>94171675oh god, how dare they play efficient basketball?
>>94178883Just admit it was an * title. It’ll make your life easier.
don't worry toronto fans your asterisk title isn't anything to be sad about because warriors fans still think 2015 means something
Warriors don't even really chuck that much, that's a total meme. They're like 8th or 9th in 3 point attempts. They're very good at making 3 point shots but mostly they just play good, team-oriented, passing and movement offense. when you have the best shooter of all time, you'd be dumb not to take some 3s
What's your least favorite Latin American city, /nba/?
>>94178709Cp3 still sneaky good in regular season
>Experts: Westbrook and Butler could never co exist >Butler can play offball >Same Experts: Harden and Westbrook are perfect for each other! >Neither play well without the ball Am I the only one who sees this bullshit?
>>94172646he would be next to useless in an nba game.only thing he could do is clog up the lane during halfcourt sets
every championship in the last 15 years has had an asterisk except for the spurs, pistons, wade's heat and mavs
>>94178717kevin o connor aka kevin o bomber aka kevin o costner aka kevin o cuckold welcome to the ringer nba podcast!>basketball is very good
>>94178717all white people are cucks
>>94179043>wade’s HeatLmao that was the biggest asterisk title of them all
>>94179036it's insane, I do not understand the Harden / Westbrook fit 1 bit>>94179043I love Wade but that Heat team has an insanely huge asterisk from the officiatingSpurs, Pistons and Mavs are pure tho
The asterisk is for integrity. It means the team did not tank to receive a top 15 pick. We raptors wear our asterisk proud because no other team has achieved such a feet
>>94179065Stay mad faggot
>>94179074how is it an asterisk lmao the 2019 raptors were just straight up better than the 2019 warriors so were the bucks lmao
>>94179036They've played together before
remember when wade shot like 26 free throws in a finals game in 06
>>94175115He is an honorary nigger
Kareem the GOAT
>>94179111remember when he earned those ft's by driving hard to the basket unlike soften who just flops around and jumps into people
>>94179081Thanks for at least not denying you’re a Warm fan. Literally only a Miami fan would say that title isn’t an asterisk.
>>94175488tight and with ankle braces underneath
Last season I was joking about Westbrook, Harden and KD playing together again one day, now two of the pieces are in play, Mad
>>94179100the Raptors would not have been a better team if the Warriors had been even slightly healthy. even with just a healthy Klay and Looney the Warriors easily win the series. And even with the Warriors injured Kawhi Leonard deserves 99% of the credit for them even making the finals, and he's not even really a Raptor. it's really Kawhi's championship. >>94179110and how'd it work out? they felt they had to trade Harden
>>94179145lol Wade was the original memeflopper nice job exposing yourself
>>94179143>in the regular season>against the queensliterally who the fuck caresany number of nba greats could have done this if they cared that much about stat padding
>>94179190Why would Bron give a shit
>>94179208Wade won without him
>>94178896>Drayboon is suspended>LeBron and Kyrie drop 41 in Game 5>"THEY ONLY DID THAT BECAUSE DRAYMOND WASN'T PLAYING!!!">Drayboon comes back>LeBron drops 41 againKino
>>94179228and LeBron won a title that solidified himself as a top 2 all time player without Wade?
>>94179175>original memeflopperhello underage, i know you were probably too young to remember watching it but prime wade was so quick that other world class athletes were forced to either foul him or let him get an easy bucketso they fouled him and he got alot of ft's
>>94178144Giannis is going to be a buck for life. Any other take is cope and delusion. Seriously, even Raps fans seem to be misjudging the situation.Giannis has repeatedly stated that he wants to be in MKE for his career. Also, he’s not the type to chum around in the league, maybe to his detriment.
>>94179262he also flopped constantlyyou can't just rewrite history like this>>941792660% chance he's a buck for life.
>>94179235The Warriors choking that entire season away during game 7 was so fucking hilarious. Seeing the utter awe of them reacting to Iman Shumpert making 4pt plays and JR drilling 3s only cemented them that they were bitch made who couldn't show up when it mattered.
>>94179261Stating facts = obsessed?
>>94179036harden and westbrook will alternate games being in control which benefits them both for energy
>>94178784>lose 9 games all year >lose 9 games in the playoffs>including 2 at home in the finals
>>94179303they were physically and mentally exhausted from winning more games than anyone had ever won before
>>94179303I knew we had it when Steph threw that behind the back pass out of bounds
>>94179305Insisting that LeBron is mad about Wade winning a title without him is obsession.
>>94179198It's okay if you don't care, I'm just a Klay fan posting pics. Cheer up man!
>>94179100>better than the warriors**without their best player
>>94178736Watch the Bucks and Philly series, you’ll understand. FVV and Lowry were probably the most impactful players in the Finals, while Kawhi was the most impactful on the playoffs. I feel like the FMVP was kind of an acknowledgement of his role in the playoffs, rather than just the Finals.
>>94179303>curry behind the back out of bounds>curry chimping out game 6 and throwing his mouthpiece solidifying that they were shook
>>94179370>>94179172hmmm what happened in the regular season u nerds?
>>94179370without 3 of their 6 best players>>94179371Kawhi was also the best player in the finals and FVV and Lowry are bums
>>94179360I'm not insisting anything I'm just staying facts, I'm pretty sure Bron was playing in the East in 06'
>kevin love getting a defensive stop against curry to end game 7
>>94179326Nobody was saying that when they were up 3-1 or tied with 3 minutes left in game 7 lol. They were actually a really fucking good team with their bench and all, but Lebron and Kyrie legit went insane on them.
>>941793792019 warriors might be the hardest that any team has ever coasted in the regular season
>>94179043This minus Wade’s heat. The argument that Toronto’s title was an asterisk one is honestly so tired and old.
>>94179444it's easy to beat a team when most of their best players are not playingthat's just common sense
>>94179444But correct none the less
>>94179303Still pocketed a few
>>94179479Curry has never actually won a single title that can be called “his”
>>94179398not the anon you're replying to, but are you insisting that LeBron hates Wade because of the 06 title? If so then that's ridiculous. It's well documented they're best friends. LeBron won 2 FMVPs with Wade on the team and another FMVP on his own team without wade. And in 2006 LeBron was playing with Ira Newble, Larry Hughes, a washed Eric Snow, Zydrunas Ilgalskuas, Donyell Marshall, and Drew Gooden.
>>94179463>>94179466the point is that even if it does have an asterisk it doesn't fucking matterif you win you win, that's all that countsin 5 years nobody is gonna give a shit that the warriors were without 2 of their 3 best playersin 15 years nobody is even going to bring it up when the topic of toronto's ship is mentioned
>>94179370I don’t think anybody is arguing that the Raps could’ve beaten Warriors with healthy KD. That being said, no team in the league stood a chance of beating them. That’s why people were so pissed with KD going to the Warriors; because it creates the most unstoppable superteam in NBA history and fucks over every other team.
>>94179397FVV and Lowry are bums? Fred is the closer for the team and hounded Steph. Steph also switched off of Fred numerous times towards the end because Steph can’t defend him for shit. Lowry’s intangibles and BBIQ had a huge impact on the team. People get on Lowry’s case for choking shots, but he isn’t a scorer and never has been. He excels when he’s in a PG position to just facilitate plays and manage the floor.
>>94178688Nor do I ever will be.
>>94170097>we gon go to the playoffsIsnt that what lakies fans said before last season?
>>94179198>muh statpaddingtelltale sign of a casual
btw knowing that lurry and his larriors aren't going back to the finals is nice desu