News: Don’t care post Mallory.MIL: 2021 NBA Champions!!
Broke kid from Greece 10 years ago. One of the most accomplished basketball players alive today. Kino.
>>111275286They look so happy man.
>Kawhi probably out most if not all of next season Should he opt out and is he worth taking a risk on?
So giannis has surpassed dirk as the greatest international player of all time right?
>>111275447He will get injured every year and didnt do shit in LAC when healthy except lose 3-1. Sign and trade him to the Mavericks, then when he gets hurt again the picks are more valuableBuild around PG13
>>111275454At this point yes
>>111275286Pretty nice digs from a "broke kid"
>>111275454This will get the white bois mad but Hakeem was already the better international player
>>111275212kek, he was actually mentioning the French Rapper Booba tho
>>111275427>>111275375>>111275303Not a regular /nba/ poster, who is this?
>>111275583It’s Mallory edens. >>111275503Anon, intentionally fouling is definitely a strat, especially for poor free throw shooters. Calm down.
>>111275583The bucks owners daughter Mallory Edens.
>>111275504I wonder how broke you are if that looks good.
>>111275514They can stay mad. Dirk isn’t better than fucking Hakeem. With this resume I have to say Giannis has to be the best
>>111275504This photo was probably taken in the early 2000sz the TV looks like it’s from the early 90s and Giannis has the only pair of basketball shoes on, which he probably got at a thrift store for 5 dollars.
>>111275176Monty not benching Paul for Cam Payne and Ayton being completely shut down by Giannis is the story of the Finals
>>111275648Hakeem had less help and injury luck en route to his two titles, he has the better resume
>>111275683You realize that they had no better paint defender the Ayton right? You think Kamisky stops Giannis? The story of the finals is the suns choking and Giannis playing like prime Shaq.
>>111275611>>111275608Thanks. Absolutely beautiful.Also shout out to all my Milwaukee bros here. Which one of you jumped over the bridge last night?
Imagine living in Milwaukee and needing fake rings
>>111275583I don't know or care, and I'm already sick of seeing her.
Why are Embiid and Jokic held in higher regard than Giannis?
>>111275713I said Ayton being shut down by Giannis not Ayton not shutting down GiannisAnd yea the Suns choke and thats because Monty’s undying loyalty to CP3 refusing to give Payne his minutes, the Suns offense looked way better every time he was in and he’s quicker and younger than CP3 so he had no issues slicing through the Bucks defense, he also facilitated for Ayton too, dude had 10 points in ten minutes and didnt play the rest of the game, Monty is a hack
>>111275608I understand that dude, but in what universe would the Suns intentionally get Booker and Ayton in foul trouble? That’s literally the stupidest shit I have ever heard. They both got constantly in foul trouble because of the softest calls ever. Meanwhile Giannis is over there running people over and elbowing in the face like it’s a hockey game.
>>111275892Go back to spamming your flat gargoyle waifu you simp
>>111275922no idea who youre talking about
>>111275892>CP3>Westbrook>THT>Lebron>AD>Caruso>Dwight>Rondo>Melo Would miss Kuzma’s/KCP’s wing defense but who could honestly stop this team?
>>111275953the salary cap
>>111275892i srsly hope the lakers dont do this
>>111275961This is assuming CP3 opts out and takes a payout to win next to his best friend in LA (he will)
>>111275953This team would be unfair
>>111275892If CP3 leaves the Suns for the Lakers and then wins with them next year I will fuckng kill myself lol. That would be T H E most Arizona sports thing to ever happen.
>>111275764Someone jumped over a bridge?
>>111275953Unironically soulful team of old ass brick layers. Would be lucky to make it out of the second round if even one gets injured, which will definitely happen.
>Giannis didn’t want to be seen as a nice gentleman on the court; he wanted to be seen as someone who would tear your heart out. He tried to pattern his scowl after Russell Westbrook’s scowl. Giannis loved Westbrook: his demeanor, his speed, but especially his scowl. Giannis came into practice once, scowling and grunting. “This is my new thing,” Giannis told his teammates.>Afterward, his teammates asked him, “What is that? Where’d you get that from?” They assumed he’d learned the scowl from YouTube—where he learned everything in those days.>Giannis laughed. “Oh,” Giannis said casually in a “this old thing?” kind of tone, “I took it from Westbrook.”a disciple of brodie
>>111276024What does Westbrook even bring to that team?
>>111276024There are no actual shooters on that team, kek. Let's not get too overanxious
>>111276229>Giannis came into practice once, scowling and grunting. “This is my new thing,” Giannis told his teammatesmaximum yuro autism
>>111276229>Giannis didn’t want to be seen as a nice gentleman on the courtWell he failed miserably
>>111275176aww Jan jans is a suns fan mad his team lost aww so cute
>SAS, Max, Skeeup and LeShannon all belittling Yannis and the BucksYannis doesn't even identify as a Yuro, he's as African as one can get.
>>111275286>family sold shut on the street to make a living This makes me want to go out and buy stuff from the people selling toys and sunglasses on the street.
>>111275909Book was only ever in foul trouble for one game, but in that game he was able to get away with two incredibly obvious fouls. Ayton just has to do a better job of using his size and staying vert the right way.
The worst mistake the Suns could make is giving Paul a huge contract, let him walk>b-but whos gonna be their point guard next year!!1Cameron Payne until they can find an upgrade and there’s nothing wrong with that>b-b-but they won’t be a contender without CP3!!1And they won’t be a contender with him either, they had their shot and blew it it was a nice one season and you took a shot but back to rebuilding this team for the future, i doubt those young guys will look up to CP3 the same way after that collapse and he will eventually start to annoy them like he does all his teammates after the first year, end it nowThey also need to consider moving Bridges for an upgrade at wing, someone who can create their own shot, letting him continue to develop isnt bad either but if they can get an instant upgrade they need to take it
>>111276364>I will ask this question, do you think the bucks can repeat?Definitely. We don’t know if the Nets can stay healthy, and simmions still can’t shoot and the bucks are better than the Hawks.
>play athletic 7 footers at small forward, all day every day regardless, put a shorter and stockier defender at 4, and just keep an extra big handy for the 5, he doesn't need to be goodBasketball has been solved.
Thon maker would have panned out if Kidd wasn’t a retard who tried to force him into PF/CDude was clearly a tweener wing
>>111276265Giannis is Nigeria. Especially culturally. They don't even speak Greek in his house.
bros... the girl at the chick fil a drive through is so cute...I'm so lonely...
>>111276412And the 5 fouls called before that were baby shit soft. No reason Book should’ve been in foul trouble in the first place.
>The Los Angeles Lakers are interested in acquiring a veteran point guard, sources tell Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.>Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook are on the Lakers' list.>For the Lakers to acquire Paul, it would likely require the Phoenix Suns to participate in a sign-and-trade. The Lakers can only offer Paul a starting salary of $9.5 million with their taxpayer midlevel of exception. Paul orchestrated an opt-in and trade in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers for the Houston Rockets in 2017.>If the Lakers were to acquire Westbrook, it would be via trade with the Washington Wizards likely involving Dennis Schroder, Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker.
>>111276537Do the Lakers have any picks?
>>111276524Reminds me I have work today from 5-12. Not busy durning that time so I will just flirt with the cute girl I work with
>>111276537I really hate how everyone is okay with teams building insane, almost unbeatable superteams. It’s really boring for the rest of the league, I wanna see more teams like the Suns and Bucks. Homegrown talent, not just buying whatever player they feel like.
This series and season were fun. Made some bobby content for you guys.1/2
>>111276537westbrook would run lebron out of LA and make the lakers his team, lebron doesn't want that smoke.
>>111276670>>111276607how can anyone hate portis, fucking hilarious dude
>>111276512Stop trying this hard to claim him.
>>111276689Saw a suns fan complain on Reddit it that all he does is “camp and the corner ahd shot threes”
>>111276589That team is GarNETS tier. Any young team with average shooting decimates it.
fact every other team is jealous of the bucks because they did it in the way everyone elses wishes their team would
>>111276609Westbrook would kill to play with a playmaker like Bron
>>111276754>because they did it in the way everyone elses wishes their team wouldBeating a shitty PHX squad?
>>111276785A shitty PHX squad that beat the clown clippers, lakers, and top dog nuggets? Give the suns their respect already.
>>111276774Westbrook would just get endless open lanes. Teams guarding Lebron at all would be in for a bad time.
I DO NOT WANT THAT NIGGA WESTBRICK ON MY TEAMI DO NOT WANT THAT LITTLE NIGA CHRIS PAUL ON MY TEAM
Cry Also meds
>>111275176Tacobros?!? 8 hours!!
>>111276901Lebron wants one of his dudes, just accept you’re getting Westbrook or child porn
Bro shoutout to the jannie that blocked me. Hope you are getting paid. Would be embarrassing if you didn’t.
>>111275176Suns fans deserve this loss. Acted like they won the championship when they the kawhiless Clippers. Then spammed up the board with phoneposted memes and bragged about winning. Go up 2-0 and think they won. Ur was a pleasure to to then go from suns in 4,5,6,7 to calling the Bucks frauds when they benefited more from other teams being injured. Now they are copbig the fact they will never get this far again.
>Maria Taylor firedChudbros... We WON.
>>111277143Good. More Malika the. She’s a better reporter than both Naria and Nichols and is more attractive.Doris and Malika should be permanent. They excel well at at their jobs
>>111277143>>111277237Malika and Doris are the only valid ones anywayZ who’s replacing Mike Breen?
I just finished doing some complex calculations and I've deducted that the Kings are winning the ship next year.
Buds like I don’t know how the hell I got here lmao
>>111275176So was this season kino for /nba/
>>111277745There were too many high profile injuries throughout the season for it to be truly kino.However being able to watch almost all of the games because of covid was fun. Postseason shitposting most definitely peaked way too early though.
>>111276179Into the river
>NBA Central@TheNBACentralReport: Lakers have discussed sign-and-trade with Dennis Schroder, Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker for Russell Westbrooklol please laker do this and destroy your team
>>111275454>>111275514Giannis can have a better legacy than Hakeem, but it's still Olajuwon for now. Dirk is still #2 just because he has a full body of work. Giannis probably will wind up number #2 behind Luka in 15 years.
>>111277745It was OK
>>111275892>Paul's knees explode>AD tears something>LeQuit plays half a season >Russ commits literal seppuku
>>111277968lmao the Lakers should definitely do this
>>111277430Honestly if they can figure out a way to get a couple decent defensive wings on the roster, and maybe another center, they should be sneaky good. Unfortunately, that's really hard to do. They do have some pieces to deal - Hield in particular should have some value - but there's just not that many guys available who can really move the needle for them. Simmons would legitimately solve a ton of their issues, but if they have to give up Barnes to get him, that makes their depth a lot worse, so it's tricky.
Points In The Paint, 2021 Finals1. Giannis ... 1342. Booker ..... 603. Ayton ....... 584. Lopez ...... 465. Holiday .... 44
>>111275286how tall is the dad? no wonder theyre all 7'+
>>111278267i love giannis so much
Who says no
>>111278313Rockets. They got Wood for a reason aren't going to give him up for 1 lotto pick and the 30th pick and some salary filler.
>>111278313Sixers and Rockets both laugh the kings off the phone
>>111278352Maxey is a real prospect
does anyone else cry at seeing players at trophy ceremonies
>>111278377yeah I think it's worst for the Sixers just because the Christian Wood fit isn't actually as good as I'd like
>>111278381I started vrying When Giannis started crying because of everything he went through. I felt his pain because I grew up poor aswell. He had a father that cared for him and died.ny father left when I was 3.
they gotta map this dude's genetics
What did he mean by this?
Expect the price tag to rise on Giannis stoppers this free agency period. Guys like Johnathan Isaac might generate some trade interest from contenders.
>>111278437for me it was when he asked middleton "we really did it, didn't we?"
Does anyone else consider this an *?
>>111278476If the Magic are willing to deal Jonathan Isaac, there's about 20 teams that should be trying to acquire him
>>111278519No, because asterisk seasons are a stupid concept
>>111275892LeBron being considered a GOAT candidate is a complete joke.
God damn Jrue Holliday is good at defense
>>111278521He is always hurt, but then again so was Jrue Holiday. Could be the ultimate glue guy for with room to grow for the Warriors.
>>111278521He has a market but I wouldn't want my team to take him. Dude has been injury prone his whole career, all leg injuries. He was an elite defender but his shooting and offense in general was suspect as fuck. Factor in the probable asking price and that's just something I wouldn't want to do
>>111278573How is Lebron not the greatest or second to greatest? No one has his stats plus resume
>>111278576pretty good passer tooim glad giannis doesn't have to be the ball handler every play anymore
>>111275176Reminder that KDisney still has ZERO real rings and Giannis has one
My Ladies bout to destroy the team so lebron can play with his friends :)
>>111278610>How is Lebron not the greatest or second to greatest?Giannis already has a better career than him.
>>111278573You are a complete joke if you dont think a man taking a team to the finals for almost a decade straight isnt top 3 at least
>>111278669Lol Lebron has more FMVPs he could easily put Giannis in his place with healthy AD plus CP3 and Russ
>>111278445A hyperextension isn't really that bad and it hurts a lot when it happens but after that it's basically like a glorified strain. I had one when I was playing football in highschool. A lot of people overreacted when it happened but I could tell he would probably be fine.
>>111278476heh my celties was ahead of the curve and that's why they got back Al Horford :)
>>111278689Jumping from team to team isn't a good thing.
>>111278723Old Horford won’t slow Giannis, you guys need to pick up Blake
>>111277968I will actually kill myself if this happens
>>111278704Yet he still needed to run to Wade and Bosh to win his rings.
>>111278725No one cares fag
>>111278756He has more rings than either of those guys? He is a legend you are hating, would have 7 rings if not for KD’s Warriors ultimate hoe move
>>111277968I am on board
Jalen Green is the best player in this class, Rockets got an immediate superstar SG if they make the right choice there.
>>111278771>>111278789LeBron is already trying to poach Westbrook and Chris Paul and his delusional fans will still defend him. Biggest fraud in sports history.
>>111277968Imagine the ring chasers after CP3, Blake, Iggy and Drummond sign. Harrell sign and trade for Danny Green
>>111278689could be a testament to just how trash the east was. I mean let's look at it. These guys, the derozan raptors, the injured baby celtics, the old celtics, and maybe a pacers team would have probably made the finals without Lebron. None of those teams come close to beating any of those western finals teams
>>111278831Too many jalens. This has to stop
>>111278445Same thing happened to Embleed and he was fine
>>111278841Chris Paul is 37 years old and Westbrook is a cast off imperfect fit past his prime whom no team wanted to trade for to build around. If anything guys like them, Drummond and Blake rounding out the Lakers squad would simply be a team stocked with guys who NBA bloggers deemed ‘not good enough’ to win but simultaneously make flyovers seethe at my Lakers.
>>111275286Nothing worse than the "just work hard and you can achieve anything" narrative when it comes to people in the 99.9999999999th percentile of human genetics. Just work hard you can be anything... if you are 7 feet tall with the agility of a ballerina. >Giannis put on 50 lbs in the last 8 years!that's not difficult growing 6 inches
CP3WestbrookLebronADDrummondCaruso BazemoreTHTMeloDrummondBradleyRondo Kostas Who stops this team?
any examples of "generational talents" that don't involve them being a genetic/physical anomaly??
>>111278981Howard* for the second unit big
>>111278993They're all physical anomalies.
>>111278981So are CP3 and Westbrook signing for veteran minimums?
>>111278993Jordan, Bird, Kareem, Curry, Zeke, Kobe weren’t genetic freaks Guys like Hamido Diallo with equivalent athleticism to guys like Jordan and Kobe wash out of the league every year
bryn fucking forbes is an NBA champion nowmeh>>111278993regular joe doesn't make it to the league even if some paste faced bois in the NBA look like decently fit accountants.
>>111278993>any examples of "generational talents" that don't involve them being a genetic/physical anomaly??Lol dude this is always what separates the generational talents. There's always someone who trained more, they just aren't born 7 feet tall. Secretariat was a horse with a heart the size of a car engine and no horse has ever beat his times because he was the literal 1 in a millennia genetic specimen
>>111279039Lakers are trading KCP, Kidman and salary filler for Westbrook. CP3 is coming over for the vet minimum, he’ll want an easy ring.
>>111279083CP3 is too narcissistic to get paid peanuts while LeBron, AD, and Westbrook get max dollars
>>111278859Bron wants to give Melo a ring too
>>111279108He’s got his State Farm commercials and this will be his final year in the league
>>111279033>>111279046>>111279082>>111279112>>111279118You guys are retarded and seem to only measure genetics as height and strength. Having dexterity matters. Having eyesight matters, Having a brain matters. They are all genetic.
>see a man blow a 2-0 lead for the 4th time>WOWEE LETS SIGN HIM WE NEED THAT
>>111279145LeBron is a fucking billionaire and he wouldn't sign for anything than max dollars. LeBron could have taken a veteran minimum and ran off 5 straight titles but the money was worth more him when he already has a billion.
>>111279152If CP3 is your fourth best player on the court at any given time you are winning a championship. Even if he tries to choke it away.
>>111279082he was a genetic anomaly
>>111279175>Lakers with Shaq, Kobe, Malone, Payton>Lose to the PistonsNo there comes a point where there's too many egos.
>>111279169Lebron isn’t a ringless all time great a year or two away from fading into obscurity. If Chris Paul wants to be in LA and wants to win with Lebron he’ll find a way to make it work for long term MLE at least.
>>111277715typical white man failing upwards
>>111279204Malone got injured and Payton did not fit into the triangle. They also made it to the Finals, for what that’s worth when incorporating two 36+ year old starters.
>>111279213The funny thing is it's easy to recognize the thing that separates Tom Brady from EVERYONE is he always played under his value at a discount just to win. Media will say "well his wife makes $40 mil a year." I could live pretty decently off $25 mil a year without a wife who makes $40
Budenholzer did a great job.
>>111278689>lestatpadflopmankek kick rocks kid he can't hold jordan's jockstrap as a player and competitor, bronfags are all so tiresome.
>>111279269He also beat a 73 win team while down 3-1
>>111279257he actually adjusted for success
>>111279146Tom Brady is literally just a normal guy, except he trains every day never takes vacations and has been on a constant strict diet for decades to maintain his physical state, also takes pay cuts to help his team. He wasn't born like that, he sacrificed and worked for literal decades to be where he is.
>>111279269He has some of the only 60-win and 70-win team defeats in the postseason. This is about 50-win teams.
>>111279299And the mere glow of his greatness got to a point where his presence can will a new team to the championship because every player looks in the mirror and says I have to try the hardest I ever have in my life cause it won't be Tom Brady's fault we lost. Tom Brady doesn't even have to actually be a leader his mere presence makes people follow.
>>111279217reminder that shes actually a knicks fan
>>111279383She says she wants to own the Knicks one day. Wonder how many dicks she’s willing to suck
>>111279257He looked really great in all the series where the Bucks had a clear talent advantage
>>111279299what kind of training did he do to remain cool and calm under high pressure situations his whole career, which is what really distinguished him from his peers
Play random. That was the turning point of the series. Has Bud unlocked the new NBA meta?
I swear Spurs better not draft at 12th and then send their pick to the G-League or just sit him at the end of the bench and just get garbage minutes. You don't pick a player that high just to let him do fuck all, you do that for 2nd round picks and late first round players that need tweaks to their game.
>>111279269>dae regular season winsok now what
>>111279535you will resign derozan for the maxyou will not play your young playersyou will fight tooth and nail for the 9th seed
>>111279535The Spurs are notorious for getting the most out of marginal NBA players, but I think they also stifle the talent and creativity of buck NBA players. They hurt their confidence, no young in established shot hunting star can flourish in San Antonio under Pop’s restrictive egalitarian system.
>>111279217creepy soulless eyes
>>111278866>None of those teams come close to beating any of those western finals teamsThe Celtics blew out the Lakers by 40 fucking points in the 2008 finals and took the chip. They held Kobe to 22 points. Not a weak East team.The 60-win Orlando Magic team in 09 that beat Lebron averaging 38ppg that series somehow fucking lost to Kobe averaging 32ppg in the finals.The Pistons were champions 3 years prior to being eliminated by Lebron in 07 but were still a 59-win team with most of the same cast when it happened.Derrick Rose's Bulls had the best record in the NBA with 62 wins and had plenty of talent.The East was not weak. The top teams were very good.
>>111279257he coached circles around monty but you don't hear a peep about it from the media and it's all about how great monty is. in every series the bucks went down early and he made adjustments and the team played better the further the series went on. i like monty a lot but he got exposed hard as being more of a inspirational/spiritual ra-ra coach that's good at developing young talent and doing fuck all when it came down to x's and o's and adjustments. pretty much the complete opposite of bud and giannis is the real leader that lifts the team in timeouts/half and gives speeches, it's a ying and yang that really worked out.
missed the game last night I was watching beasstars. Whens game 7?
>>111279744>ou don't hear a peep about it from the media and it's all about how great monty is.Dude the way coach hirings have gone this post season it is clear they are completely pushing out all white coaches in the NBA. I don't think a single white coach got hired so far. They will only hire and give credit to black coaches from here on out.
>>111275454>2 time mvp, only one of them false>already nba champHe needs to make sure he keeps playing at a high level without any major injuries for a few more years but so far he's pretty close to dirk. He should be aiming higher though, for someone like keem
>>111279578lol cool story, doesn't change the fact he breezed the east his whole career. jordan was on the only 70+ win team in history besides the warriors and he can't beat himself. how many 70 win teams has lebron been on? i truly don't care about wins, stats, rings etc. use your eyes jordan was the total package in terms mental fortitude, physical prowess, off the charts competitiveness, skill and highlight reels that we've yet to see duplicated in any sport
>>111279676first off none of those except drose were during the Lebron finals run and rating any thibs team based on their regular season record is foolish. 2nd those celtics teams were never quite the same once KG blew out his knee; still very good but a clear notch below what they were in 08, probably stopping them from being a dynasty (or doc rivers). The pistons were a shell of their championship selves post-ben wallace which is coincidentally when Lebron broke through the 1st time. The magic were a complete fluke that accidentally played ahead of their era and quickly folded to a real team that could contain their no skill big 1v1, another example of how weak the east was
>>111279987Michael Jordan is a literal meme the jews used to make billions
>>111280024LeBron is the most manufactured "star" of all time.
>>111279744I don't think there were any adjustments for Monty to make, really. The Suns had an advantage at the start of the series, Bud made adjustments and they worked, and the Suns didn't have any cards left to play. The Bucks successfully went small, the Suns couldn't go smaller to match them because they didn't have the personnel to do so, and that's kinda all she wrote. Plus Ayton and Bridges are ridiculously young to be playing crucial roles on such a big stage.
>>111277143There's a big difference between a disagreement in contract negations and being fired
2021 NBA Finals PER:1. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 35.42. Devin Booker: 20.93. Deandre Ayton: 20.74. Chris Paul: 19.85. Jrue Holiday: 16.86. Khris Middleton: 16.17. Bobby Portis: 16.08. Brook Lopez: 15.99. Mikal Bridges: 15.710. Cameron Johnson: 15.0
Do we think Giannis will continue to dominate as much as he did in the Finals going forward?Or will he return to the timid, limited shit he's fallen back on his whole career?
>>111280243Giannis has been a lot of things, but timid was not one of them. The main difference between this run and the rest is he's going offball more instead of initiating at the top of the key and he hit FTs. Even against the raptors and heat with their "walls" if he hits his FTs they win both series
>>111280335>Giannis has been a lot of things, but timid was not one of them.I'm thinking of the stuff like plays where he drives, it doesn't work, so he backs off and tries to drive again. That kinda shit. Maybe timid isn't the right word. Is he going to keep doing that shit? Or is he going to play offball more and do varied bigman stuff?
>KAJ left the Bucks for the Lakers after he wonWEGONGITYANIS
>>111280606Minnesota Lakers faggot
>>111279991The reason I include regular season records is because you think they only played teams in the East to get those records. They can't suck that much.
>>111280606KAJ and Giannis have like... the exact opposite personalities
>>111280606KAJ was raised in New York and played at UCLA which is why he asked to be traded to new york or la. The lakers weren't even good when he got traded
Giannis is GOAT-level.
Giannis averaged 35-13-5 on 62% shooting. Might be the greatest Finals performance ever.
Will the Bucks be able to repeat as champions?
>>111280842>>111280900if i'm lebron or even a kd or kawhi, i'm pretty concerned about the legacy i've built after watching what giannis did last night and through these playoffs because it was otherwordly, like transcending into a greek god. not to mention he came from humble beginnings and is super likeable, literally the anti-lebron in many ways. you can only assume his fade away, mid range and ft% will continue to develop, dude's going to be scary for a long time barring injury.
>>111278993Curry, Luka, Durant
>>111281545>Durant>a 7ft shooting guard with rabbit feet is not a genetic anomaly
>>111281569Plenty of 6’10 dudes in the league, but desu I forgot about his freakish wingspan so nah
my nigga CP3 played with more heart than anyone else out therehe deserved the ring
I wanna die :)
>>111279052you are a moron if you don't understand that kareem, jordan, and kobe were genetic freakseven bird is a pretty bad exampleyou should never post opinions, even anonymously
>>111281761Everyone ive talked to is in a similar state of mind. I unironically think its over for the suns and we will never win a chip
>>111281128Not if Jrue plays like he did
>>111281761>>111281936it's not like the Suns' situation is any worse now than it was at the start of the year
>>111282196CP3 finna get the max and Payne about to get 100 mil
>>111275504Nigger the couch doesn't even face the TV, that's enough for me
Jrue was the missing piece all along bros....I can't believe it....
>>111278573>Jordan couldn't even get to a conference final without another HoF playerhuh?
>>111279269It's hilarious the retarded non-stats people will pull out to shit on Lebron. Jordan needed to surround himself with hall of famers to win anything, meanwhile Lebron beat a 73 win team down 3-1 without any other all stars
Unfortunate year, with all the injuries and lack of decent finals' teams.
Ray Allen or Klay Thomson?
>all the mallory posts got deletedWhat gives? She's the daughter of the owner of a nba franchise. It's still loosely basketball
>>111282335I get that Kevin Love wasn’t that great but Kyrie was definitely an all-star wtf
>>111282372its a tuff one but ima go with klay and im a bucks fan and ray allen was the first nba player i learned the name of
LeBron is the most overrated player in history. He is not top 5. He's already begging for Westbrook and Chris Paul.
>>11128115350% from midrange
>>111282372Ray actually was a #1 option that led some good teams
>>111276524I was a manager at cfa ask me anything
>>111282547do you still eat the food after having worked there?
>>111282537To be honest. Klay could have been a number one option on several teams during his prime. This is assuming that he might diminish as a overall player after his recent injuries. He just happened to have played with the only shooter in the league better than him.
>>111282611dude can barely even dribble. He has no moves outside of coming of screens and a basic bitch drive. Ray was a complete offensive threat to go along with historic shooting. It's not even close
>>111278756Wade was on the decline when Lebron went and more often than not Lebron was carrying Wade. People like you like to suck Bosh off like he was a superstar and also claim Lebron played in a weak Eastern Conference, so if that’s true how come Bosh only led the Raptors to the playoffs once from 2003-2010? So either the Eastern Conference was actually difficult and superstar Bosh couldn’t get the 8th seed more than once or Bosh just wasn’t that guy. So which is it?
>>111282611Klay is probably the best #2 in the league. He's not built to be a #1 on a team that is expected to win more than 20 games.
>>111282688Don't need to dribble If you're that great at spot up shooting. But yea I get what you're saying, Ray is probably better.
>>111282196Two words: Arizona. Sports. We’re cursed bro. I really wouldn’t be surprised if this current Suns core never makes it to the Finals again with our luck. STWJV
If Paul opts out of a g.teed 44 mil he's retarded
>>111280648the lakers were already in LA by the 70s zoomer faggot
>>111282743Bosh wasn't a great #1 but he was a ridiculous #3
wait, it's the offseason again?
>>111283211Draft next week or whatever. I look forward to it.My Bucks have the #31 pick, and I am hoping they are able to get Grimes.What's your team gonna get bros?
https://youtu.be/PQocYtIATxA?t=716Holy kek. How did the TV camera show up so fast?
>>111276465>WCS at the 3>Crowder at the 4>Drummond at the 5idk about this solution
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY PLAYER RANKINGS1) Cade Cunningham2) Jalen Green3) Evan Mobley4) Jalen Suggs5) Scottie Barnes6) Jonathan Kuminga7) Franz Wagner8) Moses Moody9) Davion Mitchell10) Josh Giddey11) Sharife Cooper12) Jalen Johnson13) Jaden Springer14) Keon Johnson
>>111275454dirks title is worth like 2 current NBA rings
>>111283274he doesnt miss
>>111283269What you actually need is just athletic perimeter defenders who can do something on offenseThe taller they are and the more they can do on offense, the better, but the most important thing is athletic perimeter defenders
>>111277132ton of truth in this postsuns losers were posting scott foster memes before the game even started their weak spirit had already been brokencrowder is a no-talent bitch (finals MVP!!!!) who missed how many wide-open 3's last night? in all the talk about what happened i'm not seeing anyone mention crowder missing WIDE-OPEN 3 one after another they weren't even fuckin' covering himhe tried to create off the dribble on portis and it was so embarrassing portis got a T lol just an outrageously pathetic performance by chowder headguy has literally 1 job and it's to make open 3's he couldn't do it. then monty has him as the primary defender on giannis... horrible ideachowder head lost that game for the suns it's basketball karma all the way
>>111283274we finna get mobley
Suggsma nuts lmao
>>111276499That wasn't even the problem. The real problem for Thon Maker was being 3-5 years older than his listed DOB and John Hammond knew this when he drafted him. Even if he played wing, he would've slowed down a lot during his "mid 20s". It's the reason why he's "working on his game" and not playing for Australia this olympics.I liked watching the guy play since "8th grade" but let me say this:How often does a 7 foot tall "8th grade" kid show up and doesn't grow any taller after "8th grade"?
>>111282335>bronfags are shaking and in shambles after witnessing giannis last nightlove to see it, you should be scared after last night because there's a new king. jordan's team was homegrown and he stayed with them his whole career after many initial failures, sure rodman came in eventually. your logic is if khris middleton ultimately became a hall of famer that giannis couldn't do it without him and, clearly there's no comparison between the 2. lebron jumped to 2 different other super teams to shamelessly ring chase and was an insufferable faggot on and off the court throughout. undoubtedly one of the greats but his whole career has been about ego, money and legacy. he's extremely unlikeable from a laundry list of things; politiking and gm'ing behind the scenes, flopping and whining up and down the court, quiting when the going gets tough, being a hypocritical know-nothing puppet for social justice, the democratic party and china, the whole decision special under the veil of muh charity, not 1 not 2 but 5 rings and then choking harder than any athlete we've ever seen the following year, etc etc etc. pathetic the way you tirelessly defend this dude.
>>111283742stop! don't be a hater
>>111283742Based. Giannis is a much better player than LeBailout.
>>111283679I had to guard a 7 footer in 6th grade because I was a 5'10 shotblocker. Was intimidating af but all he did was brick 12 foot fadeaways. No idea if he kept growing but I didn't.
Players better than LeBron:JordanKareemDuncanMagicKobeShaqBirdOlajuwonWiltKawhiCurryDurantGiannis
>>111280129>ai don't think there were any adjustments for Monty to make, really.Bench Chris Paul for Cameron Payne was the obvious one
>>111284187>>111284272Literally nobody is even talking about Lebron right now except you guys, give it a fucking rest already
>>111284379What problem does that solve
Giannis is so FUCKING lucky this happened,but gotta give props to the man.Happy that he made it from a homeless runt to an NBA champion. DPOY, MVP, FMVP, and a chip, there is so much ahead for him.But FUCK this injury-cursed playoffs. FUCK.
>Lebron had no help!https://youtu.be/4Tb3A5UhxRI
>>111284500what about skieup though, they talk about him every show
>>111278981The salary cap
>>111284731then stop fuckin watching
It’s awesome to see a team win without forming a super team. Without taking shortcuts like LeBron. You can tell they are real friends and teammates and respect each other.
>"We ended up leaving dinner, not because of that situation because at that point, you’re already friendzoned, I don’t give a f*ck who you’re talking to, the date was really boring… I don’t want to be mean but me and this guy just didn’t click and I’m like what’s your favorite this, what’s your opinion on this, and he was just like, I don’t have opinions on anything, I don’t have favorite anythings, and he was serious and he wasn’t just saying that to shut down the conversation… he’s not spicy enough for me,"Is kd an autist bros? Why is he act like this irl and get in arguments with 10 year olds on twitter?
1. Franz Wagner2. Corey Krispert3. Josh Giddey
>>111280129wrong. losing saric who played like 2 minutes in their game 1 win shouldn't completely wreck your team. frank kaminsky minutes last night actually worked and he unironically looked better than ayton last night, he even blocked giannis once last night and gave some good energy and much needed defense, monty inexplicably waited until a game 6 close out game to play him. most of his rotations didn't work, cam payne and cp3 on the court at the same time failed miserably. they went away from who they were and what got them there- hoosier style basketball of passing the ball and getting cam johnson, bridges and everyone involved and just reverted to booker/cp3 iso heroball. that's strictly on the coach. once they went away from their philosophy, ayton became inept offensively(he couldn't beat lopez 1v1) and got completely demoralized on defense by giannis. phoenix could have built a semblance of a wall to make it harder for giannis but monty let him have an historical finals and left ayton hung out to dry with crowder swinging over for help only sometimes. let milwaukee's inconsistent shooters beat you and not a generational talent like the freak.
Giannis really won the story of the entire season
>>111278146Hield is at best a neutral asset. You're not gonna get a lot of value from him. His contract is an albatross and shooting 3's is literally all he does.
>>111275892>RussI thought they said they needed helpalso no way in hell russ is taking a vet min
>>111285117Why engage seriously with whores? She should have known what she was getting into.
>>111278756muh rings are not individual accomplishments, except as a tiebreaker if it was close between Jordan and LeGOAT, but it's not close
>>111285401would be better if he cucked Lebron in the finals, Suns are meh
>>111285641LeBron isn't even top 5 among his contemporaries. Duncan, Kobe, Durant, Curry, Kawhi and Giannis are all better.
LeBron's blatant mercenary ring chasing has significantly devalued getting championship. I don't even consider it when rating GOATs anymore
>>111285817LeBron isn't in the GOAT conversation but rings still matter outside of his overrated career.
>NBA Central@TheNBACentralTyler Herro says LeBron James is the best Miami Heat player of all time EyesThis little faggot
>>111285817Agree with your second sentence. T-Mac is going to be my choice in any GOAT discussion until the obsession with rings dies down.
now that the dust has settled, these dudes are completely fucked
>>111282560All the hs girls had crushes on me but I was an exclusive fwb with one girl there and now I’m engaged to a girl who asked me out there and we are expecting our first child in March. I no longer work there but I enjoyed it. 4ymd0
>>111282590I quit working there early June and I had it for the first time yesterday. It’s kind of a comfort food I guess but it is expensive if you aren’t getting it for free like I was
>>111286239Not as fucked as the Jazz. RIP them lmao
>>111276524NEED this chick-fil-a girl's @ broslooking like a young brie larson
>>111286239they're a pretty damn good deep team and have a great coach, they get hate but that team had sovl don't @ me. i'm convinced if kawhi doesn't get injured they'd be in the finals and who knows how it shakes out. reggie became one of my favorite players this season but they won't be able to resign him after that incredible playoff run and he rightfully deserves a bag somewhere. i feel like they're better off moving forward than the lakers and will be a tough out in the west.
>>111286432utah is fine. They're locked into 50+ wins barring major injuries
>>11128674750 wins and.. another second round exit. At least the clippers have a chance to contend.
>>111286736>>111286844>kawhi missing 90%-all the regular season>jackson probably gone due to bag>everybody else getting healthy and betterplease explain
>>111275176Suns vs Bucks again
>>111286910Playoff P finna get MVP next year
>>111276537i like lebron actually but if he needs CP3 to win thats probably the straw that broke the camels back w.r.t. his legacy
>>111286699I know exactly which Chick Fil A that is too, but I'm not gonna be a fucking wierdo and go stalk her.PJ was also spotted at steny's earlier today, cousin saw him
>>111286910regular season means fuck all, they'll make the ploffs and kawaii can just load manage lol. i was just responding to that post that they're done when the have a solid window the next couple years, there's no telling the health of other teams next year and i wouldn't put my money on street clothes either. jazz are a serious squad but they need a better coach desu, not convinced phoenix makes another run like this year.
>>111279227This would make sense if the Bucks could win through nepotism.
>>111279175you sound very certain
>>111287137Playing with AD didn't do that for you? LeBron's legacy is a joke.
>>111287177That's the one on 12*th and ******l aint it? Those lines are fuckhuge bro im surprised giannis wanted to sit through that shit, the fucking lines go out to the target
>>111287216>regular season means fuck all>missing your best player>losing your 3rd best playeryou are severely missing the point that you have to actually make the playoffs to contend and seem to be unaware that kawhi is going to miss about a year
>>111286432Is Gogurt just not quick enough to defend the perimeter or what?
>>111287252i thought it was stupid as fuck, i just hope that the media & fans would come around if paul showed up. i was getting tired when he had wade come to cleveland
>nba is over>nhl is over>nfl doesn't start till September >mlb playoffs aren't till October>don't give a shit about soccer This time of year sucks bros
>>111287289Yeah that's it. I don't even like chick fil a if I'm being honest. I only know about it because my sister works over in that area. Only fast food I like these days is Culver's
>>111287424i wish covid didn't happen :(
>>111287424draft coming soon friend, at least we can watch the young talent >>111287499i like it but not long enough to sit in that big ass linei used to just go to the arbys across the street but it closed down some time ago. I miss the brew city bro. Hope you guys are living it up there.
>>111287424>nba over>when the 3rd most interesting part of it is about to startlook at this nigga who team aint finna git nobody
>>111287322again they're stupid deep and extremely well coached, i wouldn't bet on them missing the ploffs. i'd expect terrance mann to have a big year and jay scrubb make an impact and who knows, reggie could resign a friendly deal since he loves and fits the team perfect and is best friends and roommates with pg.
>>111287424There's the olympics this year
>>111281187yeah it's crazy he's basically the league's goku now. don't know who lebron would be
>>111287532Everyone was fucking united downtown these past few games, it was beautiful
The Sun is down and the stars are up...It's the off season signal.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGQLPczlWD8
does anyone have that meme where its villains and motivations ranked, but with NBA players. like KD's was "villains who only do bad things because of the position they find themselves in" and kobe's was "villains who are simply evil and lust for power" or something
>>111287734so i've heard. though still true to milwaukee fashion someone (probably some ignorant ass niggas) shot up water street and 3 were harmed albeit non fatally.I'm praying the parade doesn't go awry either.Still, I am happy to see the impact this has on the city. I am sure when I am able to return to visit my folks that the city will almost look brand-new what with how much they're building up the downtown area now.
>>111287424You've got the draft, trades, and you can watch the US in the Olympics, plus it's still a shortened offseason.
>>111287424There's formula 1, but it's like the NBA of motorsports.
>>111275176Things we learned from this NBA Playoffs:1. Meme chucking is bad and you should never spam it.2. Midgets can't get rebounds.3. Defense wins championships.4. The mid-range jumper is the greatest shot ever and all analytics fags can eat a dick5. Coaches challenges are absolutely worthless because refs still won't get calls right.
>>111288068>midrange jumperyou mean layups and gorilla jams, just like god intened
>>111288068Giannis proves that a Wilt Chamberlain type of player with a winning mentality can dominate this 3-point era. Just ask Jerry West (@2:30).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhys4q9UN_8
>>111285674Lakers vs Bucks finals could happen next year
will Harden get in shape before the start of the next season?https://www.strawpoll.me/45511765
>>111276524are all Milwaukee girls comfy white qts? Bros i might need to move
Would he have been the GOAT basketball player?
>>111288244Im just wondering if he'll kill himself cuz giannis won
>>111288244what went wrong
>>111288361lmao he must fucking hate giannis after what he said about ring chasers
>>111288306no he would barely move
>>111288361JUST a giant cuck who had to join a superteam and still probably wont win.
>>111288361Harden isn't even the league if he's Chris Paul height.
>>111288361>I'm trying to decide between kemba and trae young
>>111288306This nigga couldn’t even walk. But if he did than assuming he played when the nba was 1st established he would be like Mikan.
>>111288361So according to him a 7 footer like Frank Kamisky should average 30 and 10?
>>111275176What teams would you recommend for someone who lives in England to follow that aren't Bandwagon teams, that are on the verge of success.
>>111288096Based>Points In The Paint, 2021 Finals1. Giannis ... 1342. Booker ..... 603. Ayton ....... 584. Lopez ...... 465. Holiday .... 44Total points by both team: 542 points
>>111288791Follow /ourteam/ the Hornies.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiYGxlr74mwFear the Deer
Kobe believed giannis was capable of MVP caliber play during his MIP season. He also believed Giannis could win a championship when the freak won his first MVP. He then he just told this nigga devin booker to “be legendary” lmao
Reminder Luka is going to the Bucks in Free Agency
>>111288791You want an Eastern conference team because of the lesser time difference. Of those, your best bets would be >PistonsJust started a rebuild, but they had a wildly successful draft last year and with #1 this year they are in the position to have a very exciting young core. They were not actually as bad as their record indicated either. Their GM has made some weird looking moves, but they have all turned up aces so far.>HornetsThey're a little further along than the Pistons. They already have the a dynamic young players and a guy who is probably a franchise cornerstone. If Hayward stays healthy (lol) they should make the playoffs next year, and if their management is good long-term they can build something special. The Knicks and Hawks are also building some nice teams, but it really depends if you feel like it would be bandwagoning considering the big market in NY and the deep playoff run the Hawks just had. In the end it's all up to you.
Did Killian Hayes look like shit or was it just legit too early to tell? Don’t recall seeing a good game from the guy like ever
>>111289781He shot poorly, missed half the season, came back, and continued to shoot poorly. Bright side is he's a fairly good facilitator even with his poor scoring and will probably be one of the better defenders at guard. Bad side is his own scoring+ shooting was awful. Overall too early to tell either way
>>111289781>>111289878FT% is good, which is usually a good indicator for shootingThe scoring + shooting is something that you could reasonably hope is likely to improve just by adding strength and getting older, although obviously that doesn't always happen ; but then on the other hand not every French point guard is Frank Ntilikina either
>brodie to our lakeys>brodie/bron/brow vs. kevin/james/kyrie in the finalshas to happen next year
It still hurts so bad bros. When does the pain stop.
>>111290134Take solace in the fact pj tucker won. As a nets fan I am happy brook won.
>>111278981Unfortunately for you Kostas is gone and the lakies are a poverty franchise now
>>111289939ahh yes, the famous pj tucker and trevor ariza rivalry
>>111289708>meme ball brother>franchise cornerstoneI guess if your franchise is a joke like the hornets you're technically correct
>>111276229He looks like a sandwich
>>111285731only person better on this list than lebron is timothy duncan. >Kobrneeded phil jackson to do anything with his teams. whenever he didn't he was just a shot jacker.>Durantliterally can't even position himself behind the 3-pt line when it matters the most. coasted to chips with the warriors and blew a 3-1 lead on OKC (although you could just blame that on westbrook KD should've just manned up and demanded to take over a close out game)>Kawaiivery good player but he's never healthy. and his lack of intangibles makes him not the best leader, which is why his team dropped a 3-1 lead last year. hopefully he can stay healthy next year so we can really see him go on a run with the clips. if he even resigns there.>Curry/GiannisThese to can surpass lebron if they're able to win more chips and mvps. right now their careers aren't far along enough. both of these players shit on lebron currently though.
>>111290417You're not wrong but nothing you can say is going to stop them from spamming
Will Westbrook ever win a ring?
>>111290134it never really goes away3 years from now you'll be watching a game and suddenly you thinkdamn we lose 4 in a row in the finals that blows you watch playoff highlights a year or two from now and some clips from the finals show up and you get sad just be glad you aren't a fan of atlanta sports
>>111289708Knicks aren’t really a bandwagon team like the nets though, they ain't a super team
How far do the bucks go if they chose Wood at C over Lopez?
>>111290622they win the super bowl
>>111290601Out of all the "main" NYC teams (Yankees, Giants, Rangers, Knicks), I'm guessing the Knicks are the least popular of the four.
>>111276147Last time a Suns point guard on the bad end of 30 went to the Lakers, it ended with their aging superstar having a career ending injury and their big man being hurt and exposed as a chump.Kind of interesting this was 10 years ago and those Lakers were also 1 year removed from winning the championship.
Outside of Lamar Odom and Lou Williams, who else played for both the Lakers and Clippers?
Holy shit dude gianny’s mom wore his draft day cap to the finals game Just straight up kino
>>111291062Zubac and montrezl harrell are the first ones that come to mind. I'm sure many other role players have been on both teams.
So does Blake take a real contract next season or just keep ring chasing? I don't think the Nets get his bird rights so if he wants the MLE, which he can probably get, he'll have to go elsewhere.
>>111290011>PJ wore $250,000 diamond Air Jordan 1s in game 6
>>111290011his foot is unsettling
>>111278867There's a reason for this
>>111291062idk why I know this but Norm Nixon
How my Heatles gonna do next season? Was making the finals last year just a flash in the pan?
>>111291633Same thing happened with the name Gary and Gary Cooper
>>111276397when i was in athens there were tons of smelly niggers harassing people trying to peddle shit on the street. Trying to get people to buy their shit bracelets. They should unironically be shot
>>111275176My bucks (:
>>111291411If you search up. Basketball player feet it will be worse
Just remembered Giannis was the last draft class of the David Stern era. He might only be 26 but he is officially an oldfag :)
tfw no more >yanis posting
>>111275286>aircon>art>family pictures>TV with a sound system and VCR>wood floor>furniture>nice shoes>brokeYeah ok.
>>111293220that's what being poor in western europe in the 90's was.
>>111293283Greece isn't in Western Europe. Different standards.
>>111293296Greece is western Europe, you are eastern Europe, it's you who has different standards 2bh
>>111293320>Greece is western Europe
>>111293390Cope with what? You not being able to use a map and a compass? Ok I guess.
>>111293404nigga read a book
>>111293448Go back to elementary school honestly. Not to mention you're talking about the 90s for some reason retarding a picture taken around 10 years ago.
>>111293480Giannis was born in 1994 so that's definitely not a picture taken in 2011 when he was 17 m8, at best it's taken in the early 00's which were more similar to the 90's in terms of economy than whatever came post 2008.also read a fucking book about the history of western civilisation, the economic and political history of Greece, and stop being a seething gypsy, AC was probably a luxury in Bulgaria but it wasn't in Greece.
>>111293566>moving the goalpostsFor this to be a 90s picture, Giannis would have been 5-6 years old at most, and you can clearly see he's not that young. You have single digit IQ. Also, no matter how much you screech, Greece does not have living standards the same as Western European countries.
>>111293644I'm not moving anything lmao, that's a poorfag home in 90's and early 00's Greece, you wouldn't know shit about living conditions in western union at the time because you're from Bulgaria, simple as.
>>111293800>uhh the 90s even though the picture is from early 2010s>uhh Greece is western yurop even though their economy is 10 years behind>uhh even though it's 10 years behind it's still western yurop, regardless of it being probably half the average compared to western countries even 10 years back>it's true because I say soGiannis was lower middle class at best, could be considered on the poor side, but not broke by any means. Stop embarrassing yourself. I would know a lot more about Greece than you literally because I'm from Bulgaria. Open a map one of these days.
>>111293851>picture is not from early 2010's, clearly>Greece is still western Europe and it definitely was considered as such before 2008 by anyone except coping eastern europeans>seethe and cope that is a poorfag home, look at that fucking tv lmao, lower middle class my ass.
>>111293891Standards in Greece were never equal to Western European countries, prove me wrong. Poor =/= broke, work on your reading comprehension. No matter 90s or early 2000s, whichever one fits you, that's still a normal TV to have in that era.
>>111288361>I GOTTA LURN HOW TO HAVE SKILL N SHEEEIIITdoes he realize how pathetic that sounded
>*gets outcoached by bud*is the "black" coach meme real?
Now that the dust has settled, how did they know? :)
i don't feel good about these brodie and the lakers rumours...don't join LeChicken brodie...
>>111295074they look cute>>111295689:)
>>111295888Why does it look like a piece of cheese
>>111295689If Westbrook wants a ring joining the Lakers is his best option. No other contender would even make room for him, he has been unwanted until recently.
>>111296379And the crazy part is if the Lakers won with him people would say they were a super team, despite no one wanting Westbrook’s contract prior.
>>111296949just send him to Europe, he'll win a ring here
>>111288172Based and wiltpilled
CP3WestbrookLebronSimmonsADHow many rings before everyone besides Simmons breaks down?
Giannis isn’t handsome enough to carry the league like Curry or Lebron
>>111298796Giannis looks better than lebron
Name one current NBA player you can beat in a fight.
>>111299915Chris Paul is a bit feisty but I bet if I gave him a hard shove he would fall on his ass.
Is this man a living, walking, talking curse for every team he picks?
>>111299915Chris paulJae crowder
Lillard for Simmons + Tobias Harris, you heard it here first.
>>111300614Simmons is going to Golden StateLillard to 76ersPicks, filler and prospects to Trailblazers
Has any player won a ring for his home town's team?
>>111277132>“It’s our 1st time in 10 years can’t we celebrate?@No. You haven’t won shit so there is no reason to act like you’ve won the super bowl.
>>111301609Alpha mentality from the Bucks. Loser mentality from the Suns.
>>111301609“Yea bro we won can you pick me up please”
*Giannis played Heat with no Oladipo, Nets with no Kyrie or Harden, Atlanta with no Deandre Hunter and Suns with no Saric
>>111301796Nets with KD, and no Kyrie or Harden*
>>111301796Suns played 25% healthy AD and 50% healthy Lebro. Nuggets without Jamal Murray, and the Clippers without Kawhi>dipoLost me here. He played like 2 game and the Bucks still would heave swept them>Nets with no Kyrie/HardenYes>Atlanta with no Deandre HunterReally? A random role player? Bucks didn’t have Giannis but still beat the Hawks twice without him> Suns with no SaricAnother random role player. Bucks were missing a starter, Donte Divencenzo.The only valid poois you made were the Nets. Just became a random role players gets hurt doesn’t invalidate a championship. Injuries happen are a part of the game
>>111301796But would you clap an asterisk if your team won?
>>111301973Manlet rage kek. Moment this happened I knew the Suns were broken
>>111301796Kawhi with no Durant, Klay,Curry with no Love,the list goes on.
>KD stepping on the line against the Bucks this year>Kawhi hitting the game winner against the Sixers in 2019What are some other literal luck moments that were so impactful, they broke the time and space continuum?
>>111302125>>KD stepping on the line against the Bucks this yearThis because had KDs foot been an inch back Nets would have won and we’d be talking about a Nets vs Suns finals. A whole other dimension.>>Kawhi hitting the game winner against the Sixers in 2019Important but tithe 6ixers could have won in overtime
>>111301925Oladipo is an all star and the Heat gave up assets/players to acquire him. Kyrie and Harden are literally All NBADeandre Hunter is a starter and Atlanta’s best perimeter defender. Saric is key to Phoenix playing 5 out lineups Bucks did not win a real chip
Giannis giving the trophy to Rachel Nichols pissing off twitter...https://twitter.com/Rachel__Nichols/status/1417987262269304835
>noooo my hecking favorite player wasn't there so it's not a real championship >:( do these people realize how retarded this sounds?
>>111302253This is more like a 70s era championship, this is the most injured All NBA players in history so it’s not about Lebron or Curry not being there. In the 70s half the all NBA team was in the ABA so we saw shit teams like Washington and the Bucks win the Finals, same difference here.
>>111302208>Oladipo is an all star and the Heat gave up assets/players to acquire him.Dipo has always been injury prone. Heat knew what the risk.>Kyrie and Harden are literally All NBAI agree the had the Nets big three been Bucks would have lost, but you could say the same for every teams playoff run. What if KD and Klay didn’t get hurt in 2019? Warriors would have won but everyone(most) respects the Raptors ring. What if Rose never tore his acl in 2012? Does lebron make that finals? What if Love and Kyrie didn’t get hurt in 2015? Does curry still win? When saying that a championship is invalid because of a role players injury like Hunter or Saric, you are opening up a can of worms because almost every championship has had a role player or starter go down at some point you jin the playoffs. Just think about it anon and come back to me.
>>111302364Invalid comparison given more All NBA guys were injured this year than ever before. Injuries happen but not to this accord prior to a shortened offseason. Therefore this ring is invalid.
>>111302236She is totally going to fuck him later
>>111302298Washington has guys like Wes Unsled. Bucks literally had Kareem and Oscar Robertson.A ring is a ring.
>>111302437And the ABA had guys like Rick Barry and Julius Erving simultaneously, guys who won NBA titles and were perennial all stars when the leagues merged. What part of this are you missing?A title is meaningless if you do not play half of the NBA all star team which is why no one ranks Unsled or Dick Van Arsdale.
>>111302408>Invalid comparison given more All NBA guys were injured this year than ever before. Injuries happen but not to this accord prior to a shortened offseason. Therefore this ring is invalid.Is that the Bucks fault that other teams couldn’t keep their players healthy and that we are in a pandemic? You cannot just completely invalidate the ring, also nice to know that you just threw everything I said in the trash and came at me with some stupid point.
bros i can't imagine the emotions when brodie wins his ring. It' gonna be KG levels of feels
>>111302531Everything you said was trash and irrelevant, again, given we have never had this many injuries before. The Bucks can not control that anymore than they can control the fact their ring is an * and real hoopers still know you have to go through Lebron to get a legitimate title
>>111302408Also to add on to my point in 2019 multiple all Nba players went down (Klay, KD). You logic is that your favorite team didn’t win so the bucks ring is invalid when the Bucks championship was earned. Injuries are part of the game
>>111302579Too stupid to even argue with https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/1410062861574066192?s=20
>>111302571>Everything you said was trash and irrelevant, again, given we have never had this many injuries beforeYou went from naming random roles players that went down to all nba I will keep it theirBucks all nba player injured listHeat-NoneNets-KD. KyrieHawks-NoneTotal-2Suns all nba players injuried listLakers-AD, LebronNuggets-MurrayClippers- KawhiTotal-4Half the all nba players the Bucks didn’t even play, and reminded Giannis did go down at one point and wasn’t healthy games 1 and 2.
>>111302571>a 36 year old who was bounced in the first round is the ring gatekeeperlmao nice sport you got there
>>111302616>calls my point to stupid to argue with>proceeds to post a Twitter link just reiterating what he said before
>>111302656Harden isn’t an all NBA player now because he wasn’t selected due to missing games? Regardless it’s obvious the Bucks lose if one of those two are healthy. The fact they didn’t have to go through full strength Atlanta, Miami or Phoenix in addition to the Nets that were beating them casually by 40 before their all NBA/MVP went down is just icing on the cake for the fact this entire playoffs would be an * regardless of the victor.
Asterisk arguments are completely retarded considering you could asterisk almost every championship going back to the 2000sWhy do people still argue over this?
>>111302657Until said 36 year old loses while healthy the league runs through Lebron who was FMVP last year. The Lakers are the best team in the league provided it doesn’t collude against them and punish them and the Heat in particular with the shortest off-season in history
>>111302797Name one playoffs in that stretch with 10 All NBA players going down with injuries (you can’t). This ring is clearly an * only those with a rooting interest in the NBA’s performance would argue otherwise
>>111302822>Until said 36 year old loses while healthy lebum will blame injury every season he loses until he retires since his ego cant handle accepting responsibility
>>111302191True, any team could have won in OT, but it was especially gay they way the play went, how embiid literally set a screen on simmons, how the timing was perfect, how close his hand was to challenge the shot, how many times the ball bounced on rim, fighting against the magnets.
>>111302861Injuries are a part of the game anon. You still have a game to play. It’s not like they got hurt and the teams just cakewalked. They still had to get out there, play and earn their stints to the finals. Nonetheless, I’m not saying much more than that. Like I said, I could find a valid reason to asterisk every ring after ‘99. Every ring is unique and had their own unique battles/struggles. Can’t take away credibility from anyone because that would be disingenuous.
>>111302913How is he responsible the NBA shortened the off-season resulting in injury for himself and AD? Hard to win with both your superstars out or limited especially in the West. Meanwhile Giannis and the Suns had a path cleared for them by aforementioned injuries
>>111302861So I’m guessing your a lakers, suns, nets or sixers dan (they love to shitpost). I am a Bulls dan, so I don’t care for the bucks. I’m just saying that your argument is stupid almost every year has had all nba players go down or not play at full strength at some pint in the playoffs
>>111302944You are being completely disingenuous by suggesting that the most all stars in history all getting injured simultaneously after the shortest off-season in all history is equivalent to anything that has occurred in the past.Giannis went out and played weaker teams to win the *, compare that to 2016 when Lebron had to beat a 73 win team and you will see why it is not considered a real ring
>>111302992Except you are completely wrong, only about half as many all stars have gone down in years previously in the playoffs. That is completely deviant from years past and therefore a unique * championship in which two completely undeserving teams competed for a meaningless ring Typically the NBA finals features the most talented players in the league competing for a championship. This was just who was left
>>111302970why are you suggesting that it was the nba who sabotaged lebum's season?bucks and suns had to deal with the same schedule
>>111303059Suns did not even make the playoffs the last year and Bucks did not make it out the second round. Lebron played way more basketball than either team with less rest time, small wonder he and AD went down when they didSuns and Bucks benefited from being worse in years past than Lebron whereas he was punished for being consistently in title contention
>>111303024>Giannis went out and played weaker teams to win the *, compare that to 2016 when Lebron had to beat a 73 win team and youJust because one team had a harder path to the championship doesn’t completely invalidate a championship you idiot.
>>111303089>whereas he was punished for being consistently in title contentionMore like punished for being a pussyass bitch.
>>111303097One team playing in a league with 10 all stars missing games is the equivalent to an ABA team winning a title. Why do you think the last time small market teams like the Bucks and Washington competed for championships was during an era where half the talent wasn’t out on the floor?Teams like that aren’t built to win championships when everyone is available.
>>111303167He’s pussy but actually won real rings? Giannis is hard for getting through the Nets with no Kyrie or Harden? Keep in mind Lebron beat a 73 win team, no *
>>111303058>Typically the NBA finals features the most talented players in the league competing for a championship. This was just who was leftInjuries are part of the game. You are again opening up a can of worms. Every year since 2000 a player has gone down that could have given a team the series. What if I told you that two number one seeds in the finals is rare
>>111303196Draymond was suspended in the finals. Asterisk.See how that works, now?
>>111303218No year since 2000 has had more than 5 All Stars go down, this one had 10. So this is a uniquely * year This is not difficult to understand >>111303262Draymond played the next two games. They blew a 3-1 leadAlso how does Draymond committing a tech after having committed several techs resulting in a suspension (something he has complete control over) compare to legitimate freak injuries that athletes have no control over? Lmao you dumb fucks just hate that Lebron has that record and develop extremely short memory of that Finals to try and diminish it then simultaneously laud Giannis for winning against zero healthy teams?
>>111303361>5 more players went down this year to *This makes no sense. Injuries are part of the game :
>>111303473I don’t understand how you fail to appreciate this year had significantly more all star injury due to the shortened off-season, objectively so. Winning a title in a league replete of talent has traditionally been evaluated differently, which is why Bill Walton and Walt Frazier rings are not as meaningful as Isiah Thomas or Michael Jordan’s.
>>111303196>muh real and fake ringsWhat's important is if you're a real nigga or not. lebitch is an embarrassment.
>>111303506>which is why Bill Walton and Walt Frazier rings are not as meaningful as Isiah Thomas or Michael Jordan’s.Rings have different value. Non are invalid or weak. Especially for things the team can’t control
>>111303537If rings have different value how can none of them be weak? KD and Giannis have the weakest rings in the modern era, whereas Lebron has the strongest