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PHX: Devin Booker nets 17 points in 18 minutes
POR: Jusuf Nurkic dominates the glass in exhibition
NY: Kemba Walker to rest Thursday, Nerlens Noel out
NY: Mitchell Robinson (foot) eyeing Friday return
MEM: Steven Adams, most Grizzlies resting Wednesday
ATL: Clint Capela (Achilles) questionable for Thursday
LAK: Vogel hopes to have Monk & Nunn on opening night
CHA: Kelly Oubre Jr. (ankle) won't play Wednesday
LAK: MRI reveals Grade 1 hamstring strain for Ellington
NO: Brandon Ingram (knee) practices in full Weds
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>mystery team
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>>114139293
https://streamable.com/762wee
cute and gay
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third for my boy getting revenge
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>>114139375
Who is he getting revenge on? Bron?
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>Charlotte with 30 pts 1/2 way through the 3rd quarter

What the fuck.
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Theory: the WNBA is a money laundering scheme
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>>114139465
I'm guessing its some sort of tax scheme where they are set up as a loss. Either that or they hide a bunch of NBA money as 'expenses' for the WNBA for tax credits.
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>>114139465
No more so than THE NBA
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Are my Cavs gunna make the play-in this year?
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Hornets really are trash holy shit
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>>114139709
fuck no
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>>114139730
it's presea...
*checks score*
what the fuck
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>>114139237
does OP know that the WNBA finals is betwen the Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury
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>>114139375
n-th for MY boy getting revenge
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>buzz shitty
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>>114139343
based hump ball
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We-we're just sandbagging preseason right Lakerbros?
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>>114140134
Grizzlies aren't even top 5 in Thier division
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hornie bros... what the fug? how doe you let michel jordan get away with this?
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>we're only up by 60
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>>114140139
>playing attention to preseason at all
That's a female trait.
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kyrie is just gonna go to the mavs and play with Luka. its that simple. Texas is banning vax mandates, and teams from outside of NY aren't required to be vaxxed to play in NY.
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>mavs are literally going all out in a preseason game

Lmfao, everyone point and laugh at these retards. Hornets are at least approaching the preseasob ntelligently
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>>114140139
This is what everyone does every year regarding the preseason

It means naught
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>lakers fags are actually trying to convince themselves the Westbrook signing wasn't a huge failure by pretending they were losing games on purpose

How mentally ill do you have to be to honestly believe Westbrook having 20 turnovers a game won't be a problem?
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>>114140408
In America, honestly.
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>>114140308
Do you really want that eccentric on your team? And do you think he would play for a red state being a left wing lunatic who couldn't handle Boston?
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This is unironically the Mavericks high point this season
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>>114140329
jason kidd already breaking down the mavs mentally by making them work slave hours
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>>114140444
Checked and kekd
>cucked out of Kobe
>cucked out of SGA
>cucked by Batum (hes still getting paid lmao)
>never been to Conference Finals


Hornets are like an abused whore, its so terrible
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>>114140485
just a warmup. No kawhi to stop them this season. The league is fucked
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>>114139424
The entire league for kicking us while we were down. Comments like these from everyone

https://streamable.com/fqcqlw

>>114139905
i cant wait bro...
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WE'RE ONLY UP BY 70
WE CAN DO BETTER
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>>114139237
Shit sport
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Fix them
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>>114139237
Let's go Book
>>114140408
>>114140444
We know they got shooters in France
>>114140594
Boohoo I'm warriors I went to finals five years in a row I had the most OP team in history I won three championshops boohoo I live in Silicon Valley boohoo the league kicked us while we were down
>>114140485
First round exit again. This year it will be more embarrassing seeing as they're going to get swept by the Denver Nuggets
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If KP stays motivated and continues to attack instead of hanging out in 3 land the mavs will be the team to beat
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>only up by 68
Embarassing #KiddOut
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>>114140719
These niggas gave rozier a fucking max contract, there is no fixing them
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WTF at that score. And that was on ESPN.
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>the biggest blowout in nba history is 68 points

>They literally tied the regular season record

Holy shit lmao
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GREAT


WHITE


HOPE
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>>114140997
I love Boban, but got damn he looks like an ogre
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>>114140730
>Boohoo I'm warriors I went to finals five years[..]
When you win that much, you don't wanna take your chips and go home. You wanna keep fucking winning. period
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it's ogre
lamelo will never recover from MJ's shit talking
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The Luka/Trae finals is going to be so fucking kino
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hey guys
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Well, that's it. He said he would retire if he had to play for any other team
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>>114141171
imagine paying money to see your team get prepared for the season, and you go to this game
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>>114141182
Is John wall elite?
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>>114141198
can he just be deported back to Australia please?
I can start a petition and gofundme
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>>114141062
Too bad. Only teams I have less sympathy for is the Spurs and the Lakers—and it's close
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lamelobros...lonzochads are dabbing on us...
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>>114141271
That's fine. We don't want your sympathy. Golden State Warriors Revenge Tour: coming to a city near you very soon.
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>>114139237
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>>114141303
>Lame Lo
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>>114141233
Elite playing Smash Bros Ultimate
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Anybody checked in on that French hornets fan
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>>114141369
>CURRY, WAY DOWN TOWN
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>>114141497
Found him hanging from the rafters
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This only happened because the GOAT, Kelly Oubre Jr, was not playing.
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Inceltics btfo
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:^)
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>>114141651
no fucking way lmao
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>>114141651
no FUCKING way
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>>114141651
Based
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>>114141651
>phoneposting
>sports gambling
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>>114140273
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>>114140512
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>>114141891
could have been wayyyy worse. they at least kept it within 70
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>>114141651
remarkably based lmfao
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>>114141891
MODS MODS MODS
Reported you sick fuck
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>>114141651
I refuse to believe
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the Mavs have been really good all preseason

are they for real
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>>114142288
the problem was coach Carlisle all along
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>it's just preseason
>it's just preseason
>bblbllpffft it's j-just p-pre-p-pr-prese...

FUCK
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Knicks styling and profiling
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To put tonight's Dallas game into perspective, they could've went scoreless after halftime AND STILL WON THE GAME
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>Kurt Helin
@basketballtalk
Report: Nets no longer offering Kyrie Irving $187M contract extension

lol how is the 4d chess going for yah kyrie
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>WNBA Finals
>Best of 3
>Game 3:
Phoenix 40
Chicago 40 (halftime)
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>>114142729
He's already got fuck you money though, I hope he doesn't take it
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>Kristaps Porzingis on ESPN after the Mavs' 68-point (!!!) preseason win: "I'm being put into situations I'm most comfortable, and I think you can see that."
He really hates Carlisle.
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Out of all current NBA players, Durant has had the second best career after Lebron.
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>>114142917
Not even better than Giannis.
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>>114142917
curry
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>>114142943
>>114142970
I know Durant only has one regular season MVP award but he's been around longer than those two.
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>>114142917
This but Harden instead of KD
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>>114142729
>lol how is the 4d chess going for yah kyrie
haha anti vaxxers btfo!! i for one welcome the new world order
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>>114143105
Sure, that's a solid point. But I feel Curry's ridiculous success and impact out-weight KDs seniority
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>>114143275
I'd have Chris Paul above Harden.
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tfw I missed the my wuff edition thread
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>>114142917
giannis strictly because he doesn't have the stigma of being a bitch around him. Hell if he wins again this year many will have him ahead of lebron
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>>114143360
>Hell if he wins again this year many will have him ahead of lebron
fuck out of here lmfao
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>>114143105
If both are retiring today, I would rather have Giannis career.
>Two MVPs, DPOY, and Final MVP
>Wins the franchise that drafted you their first championship in 50 years
>Loved by the whole city, they will retire your jersey and build you a statue
Meanwhile people always talk shit about KD two rings, OKC fans hate him, GSW fans don't love him like Steph. Heck they probably love Klay and Dray more than him.
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>>114143398
>Heck they probably love Klay and Dray more than him.
easily
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>>114143398
I think Giannis will surpass Westbrook in the future.
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Lebron
Curry
KD
Giannis
CP3
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>>114143657
Giannis will most likely be a top 10 or top 15 all time player by the time that he retires
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>>114143389
cope lebitchfag
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Guys MY KNICKS
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>>114142917
Considering Steph is the :

>greatest point guard of all-time
>has a winning playoff record against LeBron and KD
>has been more influential on the game than any other player that has played post-Jordan

I’d say Steph has had a more accomplished career than not only Durant, but LeBron as well.
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>Giannis wins one mickey mouse ring
>After choking for years in the playoffs
>DURR he better than Durant Curry Harden Klay etc
LEL
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OT just started, WNBA-bros.
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>>114143758
keep plotting super teams, ducking competition, and seething that somebody did it the right way without any of that bitchmade shit
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>>114143694
Giannis's accolades do not hold a candle to Brons. It's time to get off that hateraid bro
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As a fan of Giannis, he has a long way to go before he's comparable to guys like Steph, KD, and Bron.
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Anthony Davis and Kawhi will have better careers than Dwight Howard by the time they're done.
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>>114143831
First warriors weren't a super team but nice cope also
>Everyone gets injured
>Win the ring
Forever a Mickey mouse ring

I hate lebron but the Lakers would've swept that team in 5 even without AD
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Water, as it turns out, is wet.
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>>114143823
>WNBA-sisters
FTFY
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>>114143866
where his dpoty? Where his non-teamhopping title? Dude has literal agency feeding his teams talent for cheap. Fuck off with that noise

>>114143926
then why didn't they do it to the team the bucks beat
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>>114143954
thanks
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>>114143831
>pretending Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton and Jrue weren’t All-Star players at points in their career.
>implying Giannis would’ve beat a healthy Nets, Clippers, Warriors, or Clippers team

Not even shitting in Giannis. Just being 100% honest, those were incredibly fortunate circumstances. Sure, injuries and stuff happen every year but I don’t remember it ever being as prevalent as it was last year.
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1. Lebron
2. KD
3. Curry
4. Kawhi
5. CP3
6. Unironically Dwight Howard
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>>114143961
>where his dpoty?
Where is Giannis's scoring title? I can play that game too.
>Where his non-teamhopping title?
He won with the team is entered the league with in 2016
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>>114143982
>>114143680
>cp3 in 5th
You fucking zoomies have no respect
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>>114143961
Idk that was not my point.
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>>114143982
>>114144021
CP3 at 5 is fair. Gotta think about guys like Melo, too. He’s 9th all-time in scoring.

Also I know the Dwight inclusion over Giannis was just bait but I was watching the 2009 Finals (game 4) and I forgot how dominant and shitty Dwight was simultaneously. He had a Finals Record 9 Blocks, 22 rebounds 18 points. But went like 5-21 from the free throw line and the Magic lost in overtime lmao but the dude was destroyed Lakers front line with ease (Gasol, Bynum, Odom)
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>>114143977
Basically this.
Mickey Mouse
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https://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1448487024571342849

he really does have to be one of the dumbest people around
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>>114143977
>1 off allstars in the east
My bad middleton has a couple but woah...totally comparable to dwade/bosh, love/kyrie, steph/klay/dray, kyrie/harden. Every team has to deal with injuries. I don't remember all these * when cp3 got hurt and lakerfags were celebrating like they already won the title

>>114144002
dpoty > scoring title. Also implying that team hopping to a cavs team loaded with tradeable talent and an emerging star is somehow respectable is hilarious
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We got a discord?

Just saw Kyrie is done for the season....hilarious the Nets are gonna lose him for nothing
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>>114144104
>dpoty > scoring title.
I would say they're on the same caliber of respect associated. Maybe the scoring title edges it out because it's not voted.
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>>114143880
Of course he doesn't have the accomplishments of those guys, he hasn't been in the league long enough. He's just now entering the prime of his career. He's already a 2x MVP, DPOY, finals MVP, 5x all-star, 5x all-NBA. He has all of those accolades and accomplishments that he has through just his age 26 season. He's putting up incredible stats in the regular season and the playoffs. He's an unstoppable monster scorer inside and one of the best most disruptive help defenders in the league. And again - he's just beginning his prime.

We should all accept the fact that we're watching an all-time-great level player in Giannis. That's what he is.
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>>114144090
I'd have CP3 at 3rd after Lebron and KD.
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>>114144165
Regularseasonbabby in a time where most players DGAF about regular season
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>>114144189
He is literally the reigning finals MVP
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>>114144165
The trajectory is there (if you look at the reg season.) But he needs to execute. And I'm not swooned by his ring last season I'm sorry. A ring is a ring, sure. I argue that point all the time. But we can't ignore the Nets being injured and KD being an inch from killed ending Giannis's life on national television
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night losers
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>>114144021
>Only one in the top 5 without a chip
>Only one in the top 5 without at least 2 chips
I'd say that's fair
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>>114144104
LeBron basically made Bosh and Love into PF versions of Brook Lopez anyways. Just space the floor, play good interior defense and rebound. I’m not the right guy for that comparison, because I’ve always thought LeBron was overrated and never got the “best” out of the guys he played with.

But when KD went to Golden State it was a beautiful fit (basketball-wise) since his presence made sense within the team structure and philosophy. Actually KD has generally looked much more comfortable on the court with about anyone outside of Russ.
When Pau was traded to LA, he fit in seemlessly with Kobe.
Duncan and Robinson were seemless too
Hell, even the Celtics big three had more chemistry than the LeBron teams
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>>114144090
Dwight inclusion wasn't bait. He was as dominant as Lebron in his prime
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>>114144204
>Mickey mouse MVP
What about all the other playoffs when he shits the bed when people actually put in the effort to cover him.
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>>114144274
Yeah but it was too short of a time. He got injured fast and people stared to watch tape on him and he became a one trick pony
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>>114144288
it's almost like things and circumstances change. I guess mikan is still winning titles in your world
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>>114144215
Giannis was also putting up absurd individual numbers in the postseason. Literally, the last time we saw him play competitive NBA basketball, it was him dropping 50 to clinch a ring.

I think the worst you can really say against him in the playoffs is that he didn't lead his team to a ring by the time he was 25 - well, most NBA players don't lead their teams to a ring by the time they're 25. That's basically normal. I also think that the Bucks are basically a really poorly constructed team - their guards aren't playmakers and Khris Middleton is too streaky and unreliable, ideally you'd want to play Giannis with a true point guard. And so I think it's a huge credit to Giannis that he's been successful despite that. Finally, with regard to the Nets series, I think that was a really weird series and I don't think you can really draw conclusions from it one way or the other. It was as much a fluke that the Bucks couldn't hit a shot to save their lives the first 2 games as it was that KD's foot ended up being on the line. That's the breaks of the game.
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>>114144274
dwight was always a big fish in a small pond that got bodied against people remotely close to his physical gifts. Also happened during the era where Cs died in general. I'd put harden before him
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>>114144327
Yeah extreme circumstances like having the most injuries in a season ever in the history. But yeah your posts won't age well. Giannis is a regular seasonbabby and will always be
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Kyrie went on IG live and said he's not retiring bros. Fuckin based
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>>114144395
>just because he played well in the playoffs doesn't mean he plays well in the playoffs
ok
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>>114144395
>your posts won't age well
better pray for that career ending injury
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what the fuck is wrong with westbrick. can the dude actually learn how to shoot and not turn it over?
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https://twitter.com/Notdeadzhot/status/1448489654743875587?s=20

stephen a and skip shaking
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>>114144423
>played well in one injury plagued playoff
Ok
>>114144441
Must be hard never celebrating shit in Milwaukee huh?
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>im not antivax i just hate the mandates
PR damage control 101
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>>114144504
steven a bitch will never recover
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>>114144510
Everyone on the left side on the spectrum is supporting him. If he was a white nfl dude everyone would be hating on him
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>>114144552
literally just saw an article on cnn that said kyrie's getting what he deserves, idk what you're talking about. what kind of left winger is on kyrie's side? dudes with che avatars on twitter? they're not relevant
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>>114144552
They're mad a black man isn't doing exactly as he's told
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>>114144441
He looks so uncomfortable with those trophies. It’s definitely not the look of “I deserve this” or “ah, yes! the way it was suppose to go”

It’s more the look an feeling of “I can’t believe we were lucky enough to get this far in a COVID season. I’ll try to enjoy this because I’ll never win one again”.
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>>114144600
>2021
>covid season
there was no bubble, there were fans at just about every game as of the year 2021, the fuck you want?
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>>114144576
Just watch his IG and Twitter comments on his page. Everyone is supporting him
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>>114144659
cope more iannis
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>>114144659
He means the injuries. Players had literally almost no off-season and players actually got Covid.
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>>114144667
oh I mean of course normal people who aren't batshit insane support him but they literally don't matter. power fucking hates him
he has fuck you money so he can do what he wants but the nets won't cave and his best case scenario is like being a momentary hero for con inc. grifters or something since nobody with his politics (black nationalist/black liberation) AND institutional backing will take his side here, they all know where their bread is buttered
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Is Lebron the best ever because he is the only person in the league that can control Kyrie?
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>another rebuilding year for okc
wake me up when it’s over
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>>114144754
sit down son and let me tell you about this thing we call "the process".....
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>>114144745
He's Kyrie's father figure, so yeah
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>>114144775
you guys will get harden next year
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>>114144868
>next year
if joel embiid's body makes it through 2022 I'd sing hallelujah
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>>114144667
It's mostly the bigger figures on the left that are after Kyrie's head
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this kyrie situation has me so vexed, im buying a fleshlight and im gonna pound my cock
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>>114144714
The majority of people are vaccinated. Vaccines are popular. Vaccine mandates, while controversial, do have significant parts of the population that support them as an unfortunate necessity. This is a genuinely divisive issue, and Kyrie's views are legitimately unpopular with a lot of people - if they weren't, he probably wouldn't be going to such lengths to clarify them. If you think that everyone supports your side on this, then it's probably because you're in a bubble of people who agree with you.
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>>114145306
go take your booster faggot
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>>114145306
I am literally a healthcare worker in a major northeast city. I am in the opposite of that bubble. people here are not antivax, that is disingenuous. more people are made uncomfortable by the mandate than not. there's some people who are by their nature extremely zealous enforcers of the messages of power - where I am, there is a high density of such people - but in practice most people are not like that. zealots are loud, they are on the side of power and therefore emboldened, etc. but when celebrities do things like this it gives people who didn't want to say anything room to voice their concerns
now again I think normal people are mostly irrelevant in this question. kyrie is going to great lengths to clarify his position because power is imposing itself upon him to the best of its ability. he did not get insane backlash from "ordinary people" and if he had he wouldn't be clarifying; that's more of a fuck the haters moment. if you think serious pressure ever comes from the bottom up you need to pay more attention
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>>114145178
where can i cop a beyond meat cap?
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I just read that unvaccinated player from visiting team can still play in NYC. Are telling me if Kyrie plays for the Rockets he can play against the Knicks and Nets just fine? That doesn't make sense.
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>>114145403
rules and their enforcement are very rarely based on what makes sense but on what can viably be done. if new york tries to enforce its rules on texas - even in the context of a knicks/nets vs spurs/mavs/rockets (why does texas have three teams again?) issue - suddenly there's too many stakeholders involved who start to have it out with one another
basically new york can do this to itself, and to its own players on both teams, because the players are strangely the least powerful people involved here. kyrie is at just about the apex of influence as a player. this would be very different if it was mark cuban vs...whoever owns the nets
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>>114145378
I agree there's a lot of complexity that gets collapsed when you just say 'people are anti-vax' or 'people are pro-vax'. I think you can have very reasonable conversations about why people would be uncomfortable with mandates, or why people would support mandates. But I don't agree at all with the dichotomy you're setting up, where normal people support Kyrie, and people who don't support Kyrie are all zealots and court eunuchs. I mean apart from anything else, it's very clear that there are zealots on both sides of this issue. I think some people agree with Kyrie, and some people disagree, and it's absolutely not realistic to just set the situation up where everyone is on your side and all the people on the other side are assholes.
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>>114145403
That's how they wrote the public health rules in New York. Visiting performers don't have to follow the vaccine mandate.
>>114145441
I believe New York could have written the rule so that visiting perfomers would have to follow the vaccine mandate, they just didn't.

I remember reading that LA was considering a mandate that would not include an exception for visiting performers, but IDK what happened with that. It'd probably increase the Lakers' chances a lot so maybe they'll end up doing it.
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>>114145537
there are obviously zealots on both sides of the issue. most people are not zealots of any sort
I have never met anyone who supported mandates who was not a zealot or had actually thought about the consequences of the policy. the response to questioning about what it means to force the vaccine either exposes zealotry (good, people who refuse should suffer in x y z way) or that the person being questioned simply didn't game out what the word mandate actually means. that's been my experience. your mileage may vary. in that latter category, most of those people when questioned further will just say "well it is what it is/we have to do it" and so on which is not an endorsement, it's submission to power. submitting to power certainly doesn't make you an asshole, it makes you extremely sane. but kyrie doesn't have to do this. I absolutely dispute the idea that there is some 50% of the non-zealot population that sincerely believes forcing people to get vaccinated is right in any sense beyond "we have no choice"

>>114145568
>I believe New York could have written the rule so that visiting perfomers would have to follow the vaccine mandate, they just didn't.
they could've, but the consequences of doing so would've been much more difficult to enforce and led to kyrie-like situations on a larger scale. if LA tries it it'll be interesting to see what happens
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>BKN not extending kyrie because of a mandate that will be gone by playoff time
Poverty, remember when people were saying they would be a dynasty?
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>>114145624
>in that latter category, most of those people when questioned further will just say "well it is what it is/we have to do it" and so on which is not an endorsement, it's submission to power.
Obviously, I haven't been in these conversations and I haven't talked to the people you've talked to. But that's not how I would interpret that phrase. I would interpret that as meaning "it's what we have to do because it's necessary to prevent the spread of COVID", not "it's what we have to do because it's what the people in power say that we must do and we must submit to power." The reason these people think we have no choice is because the alternative is letting COVID spread - in other words, the mandate is the lesser of two evils.

Again, I don't really know. But I figure that's probably the framework a lot of people are using when they look at Kyrie's position.
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Injuries and off court shit aside:
1. KD
2. Giannis
3. Kawhi
4. Harden
5. Curry
6. Doncic
7. Embiid
8. LeBron
9. AD
10. Jokic
11. Dame
12. Tatum
13. Kyrie
14. Mitchell
15. Trae
16. Butler
17. Beal
18. Middleton
19. CP3
20. Booker

Honourable mention: Gobert
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>>114145740
>frenchman
>honorable
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>>114145740
Embiid up to 3. Flip Harden and Curry as well so Curry is 5th. Embiid is really fucking good.

CP3 should probably be higher too and Tatum should probably be lower. Tatum will get there in a few years but he has a ways to go still.
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>>114145801
youre right embiid is better than curry i dont know what i was thinking there. maybe doncic too but no higher
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>>114145740
>Harden over Steph
>Harden over Doncic
>Embiid over Jokic
>Dame over Trae
>Jayson Tatum, Beal, Middleton over Paul George

Absolutely dogshit. But at lest you got the top 2 correct
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What if Lebron went to the Celtics instead of the Lakers?
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wer da fuk is dat niqqa cade?
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>Lakers waive Mac McClung
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The Lakers are more likely to miss the playoffs than win a ring
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>Nets Will No Longer Offer $186M Extension To Kyrie Irving
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>>114146615
>He was willing to sacrifice, at the end of the day, $16 million in salary this upcoming year," said Shams Charania on The Glue Guys podcast. "And $186 million as far as an extension that he will not be offered now."
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Nuggets played their starters into the 4th quarter and still got their ass beat by OKC. Tough scene.
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Odds Scottie wins ROTY
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Based Kyrie sticking to his guns. He ain't retiring either. Someone will pay him, no sweat off his back.
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>>114144745
Very well may be
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Kyrie thinks he's woke and everyone else is some mindless sheep, when he can't tell the difference between life and livelihood, praying and taking action, a straight line and a curved horizon.

A man that lives in such a bubble he'd lose millions simply because he's uncertain about something there is certainty for. A person that would lie to his fans face to face on IG live but not so subtly promote batshit conspiracy theories on that same platform.
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>>114146311
He was getting massively outplayed by Austin Reaves and Chandi Brown to be honest

>t. Lakers fan
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>>114146139
People would say he's scared to play in the West
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Kyrie is based.
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>>114147483
True that.
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Kyrie has fucking rocks in his head, he's not based in the slightest
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>>114147483
Shut up Hitler
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imagine if Kyrie ends up in Houston lmao
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>>114147483
Nah. If he was 5’9” he’d be a neet schizo
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>>114147742
There's nothing wrong with being jealous of a millionaire, anon. You don't have to beat around the bush.
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>>114148038
Why are you implying that I’m not jealous of millionaires? Of course I wish I was in the nba. It doesn’t make Kyrie any less of a retarded scumbag
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>>114148133
I don't understand why you're salty then.
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>>114148219
All I’m saying is that if Kyrie couldn’t hoop he’d be shouting racial slurs outside of a gas station right now
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>>114148249
That's a weird thing to say about someone. Do you also say you'd be in the NBA if you were 6'2'' like he is? Just asking.
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>>114148291
I’m 6’4” but yeah losing 2 inches would def get me into the association. Idk if youre like some /pol/ tourist or something but Kyrie isn’t le based black man standing up to the Jews. He’s a racist wacko and that’s the point I’m trying to convey. Follow?
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Imagine caring about a Preseason game lmao. Plus Rozier, Hayward, Kelly, they were all out. So fuck off, we're still getting the 6th seed this year. The Warriors got Blown the fuck up last season by Toronto are they Trash? The Clippers got blown the fuck up by the Mavs last season, are they trash?
Not replying to your (You)s to. Talk shit when real games start. Fake ass L.
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>>114148528
Good to see you again dude. Hope your Hornies have a good season so long as they don’t interfere with the sixers
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>>114148339
No, I don't follow. You're just projecting towards both me and some guy that literally doesn't know you exist. What I'm following is that you're triggered and your life seems to be impacted in a negative way over nothing.
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I won tickets to timberwolves game oct 23
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>>114148758
Taking your gf with?
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>>114148790
low blow
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>>114148758
Sounds more like a punishment
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>>114149016
Did I say anything wrong wtf?
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>>114149094
i think hes a nogfbro and assumed you were making fun of him
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remember when this happened before we knew sonya was a hoe and it was weird as fuck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igHFAzSjeZU&ab_channel=RajaiAlmighty
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KD left Steph for this...
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>>114149175
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This is the science that many americans believe in
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>>114149220
>wont play at all

Is forbidden from playing against his will*
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My Mother slept with Luke Walton in college
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>>114149606
Jesus...
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>>114149606
My great Aunt slept with Wilt Chamberlain
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>>114149606
I was gonna call you a zoomer, but then realized that dude went to college 20 years ago.
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>>114149606
Luke stay hitting 2s instead of 3s
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FiveThirtyEight predictions released

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/will-the-bucks-run-it-back-can-lebron-win-his-fifth-ring-how-our-model-sees-the-2021-22-nba-season/
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>>114149746
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>>114149746
Disclaimer on the Clippers, if Kawhi doesn't come back their odds fall like a rock.
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>90s jerseys are now being sold as throwback jerseys
Uhhh bros? Did we get old?
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>>114141651
bookies hate him
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>>114149871
I would like one Pacers jersey, sir. Thank you very much!
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Lakeshit haven't won a game since this :)
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>>114149871
>wade is a throwback
bros...
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>>114149871
>bullets
?
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>>114139709
Cavs might unironically pick 1st overall
With that in mind, what do we think of Chet Holmgren? Meme player, yes?
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If he doesn't stop the streetball shit and start playing like a legit nba pg the hornets will be mediocre until they trade him
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Brandon Clarke is so trash he can't even outshine rookies in a preseason game. Why won't Memphis trade this fool?
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>>114149746
>>114149758
>Pelicans 6th
>Lakers to miss the playoffs
>Timberwolves over Warriors
>Warriors 11th
>Hawks over Nets
>Bulls 10th
OK
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>>114145178
Based
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>>114139237
>Chicago vs. Phoenix
>Series Tied 1-1
Deciding match is Friday, WHO YA GOT
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>>114149694
Which makes him a zoomer
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>>114150530
Phoenix. They have the GOAT on the final tour
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>>114150547
Sue Bird plays for the Storm though
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>>114150533
Just barely.
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>>114141401
>59 points
>58 boards
kino
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Will harden leave the Nets after this season because of how they handled Kyrie situation?
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>>114150977
He already said he won't sign an extension before this went down
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>>114150977
>they handled
Are you blaming the Nets?
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>>114150977
He's going to follow KD when he comes home and joins my wizzies
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>>114151013
Why wouldn't he?
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@114151039
Fuck off
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>>114151079
This nigga mad.
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>diarrhea russia
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>baby shit Serbia
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>>114151013
I think it's a dumb heat of the moment decision to alienate a player as good as Kyrie over a mandate that will probably not even be around in a few months. While I understand they want to send a message about needing to be vaccinated I think they would be better off just letting him play. He's not some scrub after all he put up 27ppg on 40/50/90 splits and if they don't give him an extension who else will they get? They already traded their future away for Harden and 2 of the big 3 definitely decreases their odds of making it out of the east especially since KD and Harden are getting old. We already saw what happened last year.
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>>114151124
>>114151181
I'd make fun of the US, but that wouldn't be fair, because you're not American. You were brought there as a slave.
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It is not the Nets fault that Kyrie is mentally retarded
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Is Kyrie still getting compensated for the games the Nets are taking away from him? That would be pretty based.
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>>114151351
Actually, it seem so. So Kyrie will still get almost 20 mil for not playing.
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Do the Nets really think they can win the finals without Kyrie?

Harden is a proven big game choker
Joe Harris is a choker
Rest of the team is old af

KD can't win by himself

Just let the moron play the road games
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>>114151466
I mean you can't pretend they wouldn't have won last year with just healthy KD and Harden
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>>114151485
they had harden who outplayed jrue in game 7 and the nets still lost, and actually i think healthy lakers would beat Harden and KD with no kyrie
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>Westbrook has yet another terrible game of extremely poor shooting, lots of turnovers and generally terrible decision making
>his fans go "off game from Russ but woah you really gotta admire his levels of energy and the intensity he brings,what a baller"
What's all that good for if the player is a net negative on the floor? I don't even hate the guy but holy shit his delusional fans often display some next-level cope.
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>>114151884
It's ok bro. Pre season games don't matter. He's gonna be le epib triple double machine in the finals.
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>>114151711
Harden was playing on one leg in game 7
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>>114151884
Remember when /nba/ thought the Wizards lost that trade?
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>the virgin play-by-play analyst
>the CHAD color commentary connisseur
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>>114151263
>it's dumb to alienate a media distraction and COVID spreader from the rest of your team and potentially lose games or even have him injured and guarantee more money he doesn't deserve
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>>114152001
He played really well for the Wizards and John Wall was bad on the rockets. I don't understand what you mean.
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>>114152112
>COVID spreader
Ah yes the uninfected, healthy athlete spontaneously manifesting COVID in vaccinated people by simply existing.
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>>114152174
Retard
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>>114152112
I hope you're at least getting paid to make these pathetic posts.
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>>114152174
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>>114152191
The vaccine stopped Jaylen Brown from getting COVID and spreading it to his other vaccinated teammates right? Thank God he wasn't a wicked and evil COVID spreader.
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>>114152174
You just think being the only unvaccinated player on the roster makes him immune to the virus and being a firm anti-masker doesn't increase the risk of him being the lone major spreading threat to the team and missing games for players that did nothing wrong, then hurting the team overall?
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>>114152212
It dramatically did, yeah. Unvaccinated Kyrie is objectively going to spread it much worse than any vaccinated human being.
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>>114149776
The only teams on par with Kawhi-less Clippers, in the Western Conference, are:
>Nuggets
>Lakers
>Warriors

Thats it. Clippers will sit at the 5-6 seed when all is said and done, and this is without Kawhi. With Kawhi coming back in March, they are top 3 in the West. After last year, they know what they are capable of and will come back with a vengeance. If Kawhi is in the picture the Championship is a lock.

>there are people who think the Jizz are better
Like that fucking dumbass Stephen A.
>THA CLIPPUHS WONT GET PAST YOOTA BECUZ… THEY JUST WONT I DONT SEE IT HAPPENIN

Was this retard wearing a blindfold during the Playoffs?
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>>114152229
>and being a firm anti-masker
Lmao stop making a fool of yourself. He wears a mask and follows all the other protocols. The version of Kyrie living in your head is an evil witch doctor that's working to give everyone COVID. Meanwhile he's just a normal person. The only thing hurting the team is them willingly forcing one of their best players to sit out for... no reason basically given unvaccinated players from other teams can go to their stadium and play anyway.
>>114152246
He hasn't given the virus to anyone.
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>>114152124
I meant Westbrook for KCP/Kuzma/Harrell
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>>114152346
Oh you're just even more retarded then.
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>>114151967
I'm not talking about this pre season specifically, it has happened a million times over the last few years
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We should be bullying Beal just as bad as Kyrie. Dude is legit retarded.
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>>114152372
I was being sarcastic. Brodie is trash.
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People are overreacting to Giannis' shooting form. He still takes too much time to gather the ball and get it upwards, gives time for the defender to swipe at it.
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>>114152376
He is but at least he knows to keep relatively quiet about it. I'm glad Kyrie's retardation is making everyone forget about his comments
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>>114151263
It's really hard to comment on the Nets' choices here because whatever the Nets are doing, it's probably heavily influenced by what James Harden and Kevin Durant think. And we don't know what those guys think - we don't know what's happening behind the scenes and in the locker room. If KD is pissed off at Kyrie, that changes the situation a lot.
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>>114152417
Oh, yeah, gotcha. I was speedreading
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>>114152329
>Was this retard wearing a blindfold during the Playoffs?
The Clippers probably won't shoot like 50% from three in the playoffs again like they did against the Jazz after Kawhi went out
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The Lakers are extremely overrated this year
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3v-hDwIzYo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVYPMHaAn8o
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>>114152540
And that's 50% on ridiculous volume. It was even crazier of a percentage if you only look at the 2nd half of games.
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>>114152588
Highlights don't do him justice. Dude should be averaging 8 ast or more if his teammates could actually make open shots.
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>>114139237
What's the most efficient way to get into basketball? A ton of my friends watch it, and I've always been a little interested but never set aside the time to watch games. Will just watching games provide me with enough relevant information about stats and shit?
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>>114152636
I like the kid but playing him and Poku together seems extremely weird, especially when they already have SGA, so it'll be interesting to see how they develop
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>>114152763
I recommend joining a fantasy league
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>>114152763
pretty much
you may have to occasionally look up specific rules or calls considering some happen rarely
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>>114152763
you don't really need to know about stats, you can just watch the games and be fine, but if you want to know about stats the Thinking Basketball videos on Youtube are good
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>>114152838
>>114152853
>>114152830
How hard will this journey be if I want to be a sixers fan?
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>>114152916
Well, in that case, the first step is to completely lose your fucking mind
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>>114152916
That depends. Are lobotomies legal in your area?
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>>114152927
>>114152945
I have to support philly teams, it's my moral obligation as a resident of this shitty state. I hear Embiid is really good, so there's at least some hope, right?
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>>114152916
I wouldn't wish that on anyone, only do it if you're from Philly
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>>114152965
Embiid is one of the best players in the league but he can't go a month without getting injuried. But just Google Ben Simmons, he's crashing your team with no survivors
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>>114153019
I know about Simmons, he's univerally hated where I live. I was at a wrestling show in the city and the entire crowd was chanting FUCK BEN SIMMONS for like 5 minutes straight
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>>114152965
Yeah, they're going to be a good team, but Doc Rivers is an awful coach and they don't really have a reliable point guard so they'll probably disappoint in the playoffs
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>>114152965
You can probably watch most of the games since they're in the evening and get a good idea of how the team works and which players are good as well as the rotations and roster. The main sixers problem right now is Simmons but the team has looked decent without him in preseason with lots of ball movement. Embiid is a great player and Tobias Harris is also decent plus they have an all-time great 3 point shooter in Seth Curry. As for young talent they have Tyrese Maxey and Isaiah Joe and on the bench there's Drummond who used to be an all star center on a bad team but is now a bench player. Fun team to watch in my opinion.

The biggest problem with Embiid is that he gets injured frequently because he's a 7ft tall big guy that moves like a guard and does stupid dunks sometimes.
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>>114153118
Drummond sucks
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>>114153118
How should I pick what games to watch? Should I just be watching as many as I can, or only specific teams?
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>>114153131
Not when he's coming off the bench on a min contract
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>>114153029
Yeah. Basically you guys are the laughing stock of the NBA right now because you tanked for years to put together the team you had last year, which was #1 seed in the east and potentially title favorites. And then you lost to the Hawks which nobody saw coming and now Simmons, who was supposed to be a franchise player, is fucking you over because he's embarrassed about getting exposed
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>The Celtics will suspend guard Marcus Smart for Friday's preseason game vs. Miami due to breaching team rule, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Smart and Celtics have discussed the matter, resolved it and he was with the team on road trip in Orlando and now Miami.

My cringe ass celties already a dumpsterfire
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>>114151884
People with very low IQ look at energy and hustle and mistake it for ability, it’s the exclusive reason why players like Smart and Beverely get lauded so much despite the fact they’re basically on trick ponies that aren’t all that good.

It’s the basketball equivalent to a caveman being enamored with a shiny rock just because it’s shiny.
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>>114153206
You could probably watch whatever games they show on TNT and ESPN plus the games your favorite team plays and be good since not everyone has the time to watch every single game. If you like watching then it should just be fun.
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>>114153210
he shouldn't be on the court at all except in garbage time
>>114153224
the Sixers are still a good team. Being able to have Embiid, Tobias Harris and Danny Green out there means you're going to be a great defensive team with legitimate scoring punch. Korkmaz, Curry and Thybulle are all fine rotation players, and Maxey has some upside.

They just really, really, really need an actual point guard. Lack of playmaking and passing is clearly the team's biggest weakness. Just getting a guy even on the level of like Kemba Walker or Kyle Lowry would pretty much fix their whole roster.
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>>114153262
Smart is a solid two-way guard who would be a useful rotation player on most teams
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>>114153345
>two-way
lol

He’s not bad, but celtics fans overrate the shit out of him because of what I mentioned. He’s a role player, maybe even an above average one, but that is his ceiling. The same thing with Pat Bev, he’s a great role player with an emphasis on “role”.
The energy and tenacity parts of their game are what over-embolden them as players in the minds of moronic homers.
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>>114153410
He keeps the ball moving and he's a good enough shooter. I think people underrate him on offense because there's those plays where he chucks ridiculously and it looks awful, but that's not every play.

I agree that Boston fans overrate him but he's not bad. And even good teams need guys who are just decent basketball players. 5th starter / 6th man type guys.
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>>114153457
>He keeps the ball moving and he's a good enough shooter.
I cant fucking fathom saying this with a straight face.

He has a sub-40% fg percentage. He has one of the highest shot rates on the Celtics, despite being one of their worst scorers. The ball fucking sticks to him like glue on the offensive side, although not as badly as Tatum.

He’s horrible on offense.
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>>114153496
He's a 35% 3P shooter over the last 3 years - which is fine - and most of his shots are 3s. And he doesn't really take a ton of shots - his usage is like 18%. The Celtics last year were a team where Tatum, Brown and Kemba took all of the shots. Smart didn't come close to any of those guys in terms of usage. I guess you can get mad at Smart for taking slightly more shots than Payton Pritchard if you want to but he's really not a ballhog.

I really think it's just a situation where once in a while he'll take a shot that's so completely awful it sticks in peoples' memory and you think it happens more often than it does.
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>>114139237
How long do you think Kyrie lasts before he caves?
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East predictions -

1 - Milwaukee
2 - Philly
3 - Brooklyn
4 - Atlanta
5 - Chicago
6 - Miami
7 - NYK
8 - Boston
9 - Indiana
10 - Toronto

West predictions -

1 - Utah
2 - Phoenix
3 - Dallas
4 - Denver
5 - Golden State
6 - Portland
7 - LA Lakers
8 - Memphis
9 - LA Clippers
10 - Minnesota
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>>114153752
>3 - Dallas
>4 - Denver

Because Jamal got injured I bet.
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>>114153886
yeah
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>>114153752
>Niggas still sleeping
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Hows Mavs looking pre-season? Havent followed it at all
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>>114153973
Mark Cuban is a cuck. The mavs are ruined.
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>>114153973
just beat the absolute shit out of the hornets
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>>114153973
fantastic
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>“I’ve been through so much and it would be kind of contradictory to not be on the pro-vaccine side. But what I will say is that I believe in choice and I like to give people their choice and I have no problem with people having their choice.”

>- KAT
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>>114154015
Fucking based and amen. These fools always conflating anti vax with anti mandate. Kyrie and Beal ain't telling nobody what to put or not put in their body. Just leave them alone.
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This is why Jordan is the GOAT
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>>114154015
What live struggles does someone need to go through to lead them to this decision? Like what does a vaccine have to do with your personal life troubles?
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>>114154053
The reason that people conflate Kyrie's position with being anti-vax is because Kyrie hasn't done a good job making his position clear, at least up until now, and because there's a lot of very loud people who are anti-vax and vociferously defend Kyrie and act like he's on their side.
>>114154076
>What live struggles does someone need to go through to lead them to this decision? Like what does a vaccine have to do with your personal life troubles?
His mother and a bunch of other relatives died from COVID
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>>114154196
I bet they did.
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Zion will not be back from injury in time for the start of the season btw
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>>114154308
How long this dude been in the league? And how much of it he spent injured already?
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Why is Zion so fat
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>>114154196
His family must all be bariatrics or genetically predisposed to die to covid or some bullshit is going on. Crazy stuff with that.
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>>114154426
he eats a lot
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>>114153752
Boston won’t make the playoffs
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>Lelicans
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>>114154426
he hongry
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>pelican'ts
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>>114154521
The East is very top heavy

and the West is the opposite
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i'm from the future

ben simmons wins mvp
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>>114155337
based
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>>114155337
with what team
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>>114155538
The Philadelphia 76ers. It's a redemption arc.
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>>114155592
>The Philadelphia 76ers
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3 men who will never win a ring
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Guys hear me out... Simmons for Irving straight up.
I await your responses.
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>>114156237
Yes if Simmons is a vaxcuck. No otherwise.
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>>114156237
Irving has already said he'd retire if traded
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>>114156293
Then how come he didn't retire after he was traded in 2017?
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>>114156293
he reneged on that
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Should I trade Jordan Poole for KPJ in my Fantasy league? It's a points league.
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>>114156614
Nah bro. Poole is gonna avg 16 this season
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JUST
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>>114156614
kpj is going to put up more numbers because somebody on that team has to
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that boy ain't right
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>Karl-Anthony Towns lost seven members of his family to COVID-19, including his mother Jacqueline Towns, and was recently asked to share his opinion on vaccines for the novel virus.

Wtf is wrong with this niggas genes?
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>>114156876
Nothin, covid just targets certain phenotypes
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>>114156811
which one's this years?
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>>114156876
Even covid knows he's soft and relentless bullied him
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>>114156876
this
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>>114156763
Kek
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>>114156876
It seems to me that we should try to avoid people dying whether they're genetically susceptible and have underlying conditions, or not. Even if you have underlying conditions, you don't deserve to die. I don''t know though. Do you think that people who die of any disease deserve it because they're weak? Or is there something specific about COVID that makes it more just and morally righteous in who it kills than other diseases?
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>>114155758
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>>114157538
>what is natural selection

You're not bigger than nature. Stay humble.
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>>114157644
Well, that's kind of what medicine does in general, doesn't it? It saves peoples' lives when they get sick. I mean maybe you're against the existence of medicine across the board, but most people seem OK with the idea of using medicine to save peoples' lives. It seems pretty extreme to be against that.
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>>114157644
the entire modern human experience is about fighting against natural selection
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lakers suck, lebron and AD can only do one good dunk a game before getting blown out
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>Boosie Thinks Russell Westbrook Secretly Wants to Be a Woman After Wearing Dress (Part 17)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HPKIm0yhQg
ohnononnono brodiebros
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>>114157722
and it sucks
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>>114157722
>>114157686
If you die to the flu then I'm just sorry. I don't care about medicine, science, none of that. Don't die to the flu.
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>>114157742
no it doesnt. we have the capacity to let everyone, the weak and the strong, enjoy a fulfilling life. ofcourse, the strong will have a better life. but the baseline is great.
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>westbrook didn't make the preseason all star team
the lakers season is finished...
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Is the NBA delusional to think they will get $75 billion for their next tv deal( current one is $24 bil over 9 years) or are networks that retarded?
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>>114157815
Enabling the weak is the reason why the US has been steadily going down hill, when it was just recently a great country. Consequentially basketball has been getting softer and shittier with time as well to keep it on topic. The lakers specifically are an example of this. They're trash.
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>>114157844
if you haven't noticed TV is dying with live sports being one of the few things that are a genuine draw. Every league is about to get dumb money
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>>114156237
Irving isn't worth the hassle.
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>>114157815
mankind is literally just more disgusting than it was 100 years ago because we can keep the trash alive and breeding. we've uglified ourselves first and the world after. get this "fulfilling life" bullshit out of here like living in a swamp of human sub-mediocrity and consooming for 78 years until the chemicals can't keep your inferior body together anymore is worthwhile. even the weak are worse than they once were, inherently, it used to be if you were genetic trash and you still survived and bred it was a fucking accomplishment. if an ugly short crippled motherfucker made it in the 19th century he was a goddamn mensch, a story of scrappy success. now? just another piece of trash we refuse to let blow away in the wind. absolutely disgusting
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>>114157722
Brainlet take. Everything humans do is part of natural selection. We evolved to have the brain capacity to use medicine.
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>>114157735
based boosie
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>>114157961
and those medicines include steroids?
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I'm Russell (Rita with family) Westbrook and can confirm I'm living life as a woman, but only privately for now. I need to get my chip before I come out. Hopefully LeBron can carry me over the line in his big, strong arms...
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>>114157994
Yes nigger, literally every action humans take is part of natural selection, including me typing out this post
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>>114157887
they would literally triple their previous deal if this comes true, the nfl didn't come close to doubling its previous deal and nba tv ratings aren't anything to brag about
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>>114158063
ok Nietzsche
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>>114158075
natural selection. right there
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>>114157886
>>114157948
You guys are just cruel, heartless, borderline nihilists, and too adhered to nature and concepts like "survival of the fittest." To be honest, I don't think that you're "wrong." I just disagree. I'm soft. I really love taking walks through Central Park and watching people just live. Kids playing, couples snuggling, old men playing chess and reading novels, bird chirping and dogs barking. It's a wonderful gift to be alive today and I think this mess is worth preserving. Being optimal and efficient is a bit cold and sterile to me, but I see where you guys are coming form.
go knicks
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>>114158092
yeah groundbreaking stuff mate
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>>114158069
NBA consistently wins its demo and it's really strong in demos that advertisers want to access

IDK it's really hard to project anything in the television industry and I assume that their projections are at least in part a negotiating position. but it's not crazy to think they could get a big jump from where they're at now. on the other hand I think RSNs are really doing poorly and that might be an issue for the league in a few years, but that's not part of the national deal.
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How come NBATwitter thinks KD gets no pussy?
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>>114158159
because of the way that he acts as a human being
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>>114157948
Natural selection dictates that human beings should have empathy as that gives them a better chance of survival. Thus since you don't have empathy your genes aren't viable and you're the one who should be weeded out
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>>114158186
He's a fucking NBA superstar who makes like $60 illion a year, his "behavior" literally doesn't matter
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>>114157842
bruh your cope is hilarious
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>>114158159
Because he's their avatar in nba. Ofc KD gets pussy, a better question is whether or not he gets love
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>>114158204
it's not that women don't want to fuck him, it's that he seems like he doesn't fuck and just gets high and goes on twitter all the time
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>>114157844
inb4 they drop the bag
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>>114158220
no rich guy gets love anon, atleast KD is smart enough to realize that
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>>114158095
I am not a nihilist or interested in optimizing the human condition. the thing I love is beauty and our world is in almost all ways deeply ugly. the beauty is in the struggle. it's so disgustingly easy to be alive today that the lowest among us have to go and kill themselves with hard drugs to preserve something about the true and beautiful order of life. honestly I find strung out junkies knifing each other for their next hit more beautiful than anything you listed. in killing themselves, in forcing their condition down to that of low nature, they're more alive than any of the soft, well-fed masses...except then, THEN, what do we fucking do? we send social workers with narcan and blankets and every other goddamn thing to keep THOSE motherfuckers from experiencing an authentic struggle as much as physically possible. jesus fucking christ it makes me sick

>>114158203
I am overflowing with boundless love for my fellow man. suck my dick
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>>114157844
When did the current deal start?
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the fact that all of lavar sons are in the league doesnt sit right with me
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>>114158246
i feel like he's on twitter while blowing some bitches back out
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>>114139237
Go Lakers
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>>114158266
go rewatch fight club about it, bitch
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>>114158268
2016 i think
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>>114158283
Lavar is the best father in league history.
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>>114158095
Of course a new yorker would have these retarded takes. The stereotype writes itself.
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>>114158343
based
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>>114158382
the only time he's ever been wrong was when he said he could beat mj in a 1 on 1
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>Bucsies
>Dodgies
>Lakies
All in one day. What a treat ;)

I'll be back later to answer some of the better content in here ;)
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>>114158303
I'd rather drive through a bad neighborhood, maybe find a boarded up building, break in, climb to the top floor with a pair of binoculars and watch how the other half lives for a bit. not the obese matriarchs collecting their EBT and so on but the boys with steel in their eyes and a chip on their shoulder
nothing much happens on any given day. it doesn't need to. you know what's behind the calm. real tension, not manufactured stress. real hunger and ambition and hatred and roiling violence inside. fucking beautiful
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>>114158069
They went from 185 million a year in the Jordan era to 400 million in the Duncan era.
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>>114158477
bro the whole britney thing is over already lmao fag boi
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>>114158477
Why are you a bucs bandwagon when the rasms are good this year?
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>>114158206
westbrook is turning over the ball on purpose to create headlines, hes just trolling the media in preseason for fun. i have watched every game westbrook has ever played and i know that hes not playing seriously. hes winning MVP and finals MVP
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the Lakers are going to be lucky to make it out of the first round
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>>114158360
Hey man, if you wanna kill everyone with <170 iq and go conquer the universe or something, be my guest bro. Good luck. I just wanna listen to good music and smell the roses.

>>114158266
>the thing I love is beauty and our world
We've come to the same conclusion my man.
>THEN, what do we fucking do? we send social workers with narcan and blankets and every other goddamn thing to keep THOSE motherfuckers from experiencing an authentic struggle as much as physically possible. jesus fucking christ it makes me sick
You've got me wanting to rewatch that Safdie bros film, not good times, but the one before that lol. I Think this is a good perspective as well, quite congruent with our roots in a way. It could however be argued that the systems urge to "reform" those individuals is but another gate keeper to the authentic you speak of.
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>>114158589
Meds. Now.
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>>114158589
most reasonable brodie stan
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>>114158410
>only time he's ever been wrong
- "You can't compare my boy to anyone...he's gonna be better than Steph Curry in the NBA."
- "We (BBB) not even caring about Nike and Adidas and Under Armour. We not even competing with them, because we're better than them."
- "Lonzo will be rookie of the year"
- "With Lonzo, the Lakers make the playoffs."
- "Zo Is the Best Player in the World"
- "My wife gives me that ass whenever I want."
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>>114158695
most of those were just bantz
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>>114158410
It's not about being right or wrong. His mouth made him look like a fool to the mainstream media while putting a spotlight on his sons. A true sacrifice for their betterment.
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>>114158663
if you seriously can't tell that brodie is just trying to create headlines and make everyone doubt him then i don't know what to tell you. he is laughing and joking after every preseason game, you are getting worked by him
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>>114158695
based
based
based (zo got robbed)
based
based
unequivocally based
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>>114154053
KAT seems like a cool, understanding guy. I’m rooting for him this season
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>>114157348
top is 2021, bottom is 2019
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>>114153233
>brown and horford have coof
>shart already shitting on udoka
>white bibby with a broken nose
>all the offseason acquisitions outside of al are all garbage
yep this is the season where jayson tatum will demand a trade to his beloved lakers
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Bros I had a dream where Simmons was playing in the Kings…

I’ve had this happen before. I dreamt of LeBron on the Lakers when he was still with the Cavs. I’ve also dreamt of Lonzo Ball as a Bull.
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>kraken breaking records
EXPANSION WHEN?!
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>>114159116
Did you dream of anyone on my rapties?
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>The Knicks are waiving Dwayne Bacon, league sources tell @TheAthletic. Bacon was on a non-guaranteed contract.
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>>114158801
This is mostly true but honestly I don't think he did Lonzo a service by talking him into the #2 spot. It put a ton of pressure and expectations on him that he couldn't realistically live up to.

Like, if Lonzo had gone #4 to Phoenix instead, I think he would have been a lot better off and it would have been a better situation for him to be in.
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>>114154426
He's American. Black and fat, a true American.
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https://streamable.com/4bvzlm
>fuck bitchrie
PAWNSISTERS?!?!
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>>114161257
Lonzo is the opposite and inverse of his father being quiet and reserved. He needed someone to be his voice or risk losing millions by possible going late in the lotto or worse.
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1. KD
2. Giannis
3. Harden
4. Kawhi
5. Embiid
6. Doncic
7. Curry
8. AD
9. Jokic
10. LeBron
11. Dame
12.Tatum
13. Kyrie
14. Mitchell
15. Trae
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>>114162427
7th or 8th would have been his absolute floor, I think
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448th for MY memphis grizzlies
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>>114162855
It's over
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>>114162806
what is this list
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>>114163395
an accurate list
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Joshua Giddey
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>>114158283
who gelo play for?
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>>114163721
bro i have so many issues with that
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Raptors won the draft
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>>114163729
he's fucking good
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>>114163729
>strayacunt
>name is literally g'day
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X gon' give it to ya...
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2021 NBA redraft lottery:

1. Jalen Green
2. Evan Mobley
3. Scottie Barnes
4. Cade Cunningham
5. Chris Duarte
6. Davion Mitchell
7. Joshua Giddey
8. Trey Murphy
9. Cam Thomas
10. Bones Hyland
11. Alperen Sengun
12. Jalen Suggs
13. Jared Butler
14. Sharife Cooper

Thoughts?
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>>114165672
The season hasn't even started yet
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>>114165672
>no Kuminga
fuck off lol
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>>114165672
Giddey should be #1
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where's a good stream site? i don't want to give the jews money
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>>114166985
https://scor.nbabite.com/
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redpill me on the bazegod
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>>114167140
i can't find any working ones on there, am i doing something wrong
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>>114167531
You have to clock on the game you want (the score) and you see a list of them like pic
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>>114167599
I did that but all of them were just saying the media couldn't be played or it just wouldn't even try to load at tall
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>>114163803
Just got signed
Who can stop >us once we complete the prophecy
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>>114167637
Do you have Ublock Origin installed
It should bring you to a website like this after your link is ready. If clicking the play isn't working on all of them might be an ad issue, or maybe you gotta update your shit lol
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Here for Lakies ;)

>mfw they're sandbagging in the preseason again
Shrug/10. I'll see when/if they start trying since that might be more important than the scoreline this game ;)
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welp looks like i'll have to eat my dick covered in shit.
josh giddey is the real deal.
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>mfw Russ randomly dunked in transition
>Duh-wight got fed
>LeBron casual transition layup
>Lakies randomly erase a double-digit deficit in less than 3 minutes

Just Lakie things.
Hopefully we haven't forgotten who my Lakies *still* are ;)
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>mfw Duh-wight randomly snuffed a layup attempt

Only my Lakies ;)

>mfw now he's getting refballed by an official review of verticality
Oh well. Just that one play is enough to know my Lakies are still my Lakies (when they give a shit ;)
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night losers
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i fucking hate dj
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2017-18 cavs vibe
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WE BACK
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>>114165672
>Jalen Green
>Above Bones Hyland, Cam Thomas, Scottie Barnes, Davion Mitchell and Evan Mobley

C’mon I know Rockets fans are delusional, but this is just lunacy. You obviously don’t watch much basketball outside of the Rockets
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>>114166615
He’s been the most surprising for me so far. His game is incredibly fluid, and has a well-rounded game.
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>>114170597
Jalen Green is a better prospect than all those guys

This guy is going to be very, very special. He is going to be a big fucking deal in this league.
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>>114170597
>rockets
>lunacy
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>>114170597
Based, Bones Hyland and Cam Thomas shit on the corpse of Jalen Green
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trade AD for kyrie
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I'm out.
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reminder that Britney Griner is literally a man larping as a dyke. Born male, no doubts 100%.
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>>114170845
like zion lmaooooooooo
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>>114170914
good for her
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>>114170845
>Pelicans
Objectively the right call
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>>114170914
>plays great
>must be a dude
You pee sitting down, anon, what does that make you?
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>play basketball
>lose
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early ass motherfucker
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>>114171009
go back to Vancouver
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>new
>>114171025
>>114171025

>>114171025
>>114171025
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>>114170756
>kyrie
absolute poison
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>randomly checking in for the end of the Lakie game
>mfw Lakies are finally winning a preseason game
Happy as I can be for a tune-up game xD

>Russ, HBK, Melo, LeBron, AD lineup
Actually underrated. Might be a crunch-time lineup more than one for my Lakies this season ;)

>mfw my Lakies have so many options this season
That's not even bringing up Rondo, Duh-wight, (who both very well deserve to start) etc.
It probably will depend on matchups as always ;)
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*ahem*

FUCK Los Angeles
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>>114170699
He’s undersized at the SG position at about 6’4”. If I’m not mistaken he had 5 points on like 1-7 shooting in his last game. Is he more OJ Mayo or Brad Beal? I lean more towards OJ Mayo



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