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How would you fix the Knicks?
*sniiiiiiiffffffs*Mhm. Just what I expected in here. Bussy.
LeBron is lying about his injury to distract from historically pathetic loss to the Nuggets.
guys...celtics fans from /pw/ are linking MLP porn again....
>>132116236forever swept by Jokic
go watch grant hill highlights right now
>>132116283thats the queen of /co/ you fucking plebianlurk moar
>>132116231>Pippen still salty that he's considered the Robin to MJ's Batman
>>132116296I grew out of /co/ years ago. I suggest you do the same.
>he makes no in-game adjustments.>gold as a reserve currency>white privilegethings that people throwout but couldn't explain if follow up questions were asked
>>132116230tank for the next 10 years and pray for a good pick that pans out
>>132116313calm down Chang its just a drawing
>>132116280he just like me fri have a burner ig that I flirt with myself to make my girl jealous
How would you fix the shit early OPs?
>>132116321the fed has never been audited
>>132116280Oh God, it's true
>>132116230Do nothing. Knicks problem is they always try to make a move that blows up in their face.
>>132116236The Lakers lost this series before it even began. Lakerfans are broken. Scattered. Hunted! DEFEATED. By the Vorpgod. I wish I could tell you it was difficult... but it wasn't.
>>132116220people dont understand the impact magic and bird had on the league.the NBA was on the verge of going bankrupt and not getting a new TV deal. Americans didnt care about basketball, the 70s having boxing matches in the middle of games, half the population being racists and other sports like baseball and football existing anyways hurt it. If you ever drive by a court and see a tennis court and not a basketball court tit was built before magic and bird. When Magic and Bird came along, the game being played better and america slowly moving away from the segregation era, the average american started tuning in to basketball and playing it as well.This was the topic of my final college paper/project that took up two semesters for me to get my masters.
Are you guys ready for this man to slander Scottie on Monday after what said about MJ?
>>132116298He's salty because one of Jordan's sons is fucking Pippen's ex wife.
>>132116283to make matters worse it the resident racist avatarfag that resets his IP to evade ban.
>>132116442>This was the topic of my final college paper/project that took up two semesters for me to get my mastersWhat degree was that?
>>132116458Pippen was married to Shakira?
>>132116459you mean ireland
>>132116459Hahahahahahahaha How The Fuck Is Cyber Bullying Real Hahahaha Nigga Just Walk Away From The Screen Like Nigga Close Your Eyes Haha.
>>132116411>That comes out June first? Also it has an interracial relation so it's gonna be shit?shit that reminds im black and the girl that asked me is white. probably nothing but its funny.
>>132116447Skip has gone soft he ain't saying shit
>>132116422Lmao how is that in /sci/ of all places
Retard here can someone explain "adjustments" to me? Like ohh theyre shooting threes so we go into a zone, something like that? It seems retarded to call coaches gods for making adjustments that I could make, ie put tall guys in the paint if theyre dunking a lot. Right?
>>132116458Stop deflecting, jordan doesn't win a single ring without pippen
>>132116483i got banned from posting images on /sp/ for spamming jenny porn, its a loophole
Am I the only one that will quit watching basketball if Celtics come back from down 0-3
>>132116431the VORPocaplypse is upon us
>>132116266what will really blow your mind is, he's been lying about an injury for years. Notice that when the Lakers are playing sub par competition he's ready to suit up. but when the lakers were playing a good team, SHUT IT DOWN. This year he thought he was shut down for the season, but then a curious thing happened, the team started paying well without him and the lakers looked like they were going to make the playoffs, so he "healed."The guy is a fucking joke. Runs all-around game four tikk gasses himself, loses, and then says he is injured after they lose. Such a joke.
>>132116504I didnt watch boston last year in the finals and I won't watch them this year
>>132116481>and the girl that asked me is white.
>>132116504its a white boy summer and you nigbros are just living in it
Why won't the centers take the bulkpill
>Puka working outIt's over...https://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1662155860238389248?s=20
>>132116518This guy is really the Homelander of the nba kek
>>132116468communications and media which requires a paper every week at the masters level.i work for the houston rockets now so my hard work paid off. you have to know people to get jobs like mine though i got lucky since my college coach knew everyone who worked in basketball and his son currently plays in the NBA
>>132116543because they also have to guard perimeter players now
>>132116550LeMickey dick rider
>>132116551>he trips>tears ACL
>>132116442I remember reading somewhere that basically Magic and Bird saved the NBA
>>132116551Imagine if he loses weight like Jokic did before the bubble
>>132116551I noticed in a recent haircut picture he lost some face fat.Hopefully he can keep off the weight when he comes back to America cause you know how we do with food.
>>132116552And MJ is Soldier Boy
>>132116601Jokic needs his fat. Luka, not so much.
>>132116551ben simmons energy
Heat need to win. I'm going to family member funeral next week and it would be a nice emotional distraction to see my nuggies in the Finals in Denver.
>>132116607Nah he's gonna get back on that sweet tea
Will the Nuggets be too rusty for the Finals?
>>132116607Yeah nah we've heard this one before.
>>132116632Impossible my friend, for gold does not rust.
>>132116607American food is only bad for you if you buy poor man;'s shit. A guy like him can get a farm-to-table personal chef.
>>132116607this is so embarrassing. "can one of the best basketball players in the world in his athletic prime keep off the weight"to make matters worse its basketball which requires a shit ton of cardio.
>>132116674luka is a slav, booze and cigarettes make up 95% of their diet.
>>132116551>>132116607if luka and joker lifted weights would they actually get better
Parade inside my city
>>132116706did you seriously post that on another board just to link it here?
>>132116230Trade Mitchell Robinson and RJ Barrett for Embiid
>>132116725it takes an extra 2 seconds zoomzoom
>>132116725the avatarfags been rangebanned from posting images so many times resetting his IP no longer works for him.he needs to hit up the barneyfag to learn how to ban evade
>>132116707Jokic with extra muscle to play bully ball wouldn't hurtLuka needs cardio to play defense
>>132116725he cant post images anymore.
>>132116745muscle makes you more explosive so luka could get even more separation
Normally it says TBD in games that might not be necessary. As the series could end before that. For some odd reason Game 7 is already booked. It’s over heatle bros…
>>132116706the guy who posted this thinks fast food and soda are healthy btw make of this what you will.
>>132116707no, cardio/stamina is more important. look at lebron. he bulked up for miami, almost fucked up his back, then went on that christian bale diet when he returned to cleveland looked skinny as shit but extended his career.shaq had the same problem. put on too much weight then fucked up his feet
these Kwame Brown videos are fucking hilarious lol
>calischizo STILL seething because i said his heckin recovered sewage water isnt any better than any other states kek
>>132116782what do you drink everyday then?
>>132116760It says TBD if multiple series are still going on and them want to start at the same time.
>>132116793pure grain alcohol
Qrd on the ref getting investigated? Is it about the Nuggies vs Lakers or Celtics vs Heat?
Stephen A. Smith might go down as one of the stupidest people I've ever seen.
>>132116813its about Eric Lewis, the one that has multiple pictures of him and his family with celtic gear on his twitter. Its also because of the missed call on Lebron from months back.https://bleacherreport.com/articles/10077407-nba-reportedly-opens-investigation-into-twitter-activity-about-referee-eric-lewis
>>132116808anon... you would be dead if you replaced water with that dont lie.
>>132116823The celtics jersey thing is overblown because refs are NBA fans at the end of the day and have supported an NBA team since they were kids.
>>132116837its the same dude that thinks fast food is healthy and farm fresh foods arent, could you image a diet of mcdonalds and moonshine everyday?
>>132116858my asshole is bleeding a little bit just thinking of that
>>132116845well the nba has to investigate cause the celtics have only lost one when lewis refs and that was recently vs jimmys heat.also most refs do not care about the game or are just causals. not diehard fans that wear nba gear in public
>>132116837>he doesn't get the referenceHere https://youtu.be/Qr2bSL5VQgM
>>132116845If you were in court litigation and the judge was a "fan" of the person you're in court against, would it be overblown?
>>132116858My diet in university was mcdonalds every day for lunch and dinner. My weight stayed the same since it was really easy to keep track of the calories.
>>132116889i just know you stink like shit
>fast food bad because....uh... BECAUSE MOMMY SAID THAT IF I WANT IT I HAVE TO GET A JOB AND BUY IT MYSELF, OK??????
>>132116858>could you image a diet of mcdonalds and moonshine everyday?the hicks living the appalachian unironically live like this. the poverty down there is the worst in america as well. watched a doc on them during school, a lot of them replaced water with pepsi as their source of hydration because the water isnt clean and bottled water is to expensive. very sad.
>calischizo literally melting down
>>132116907anon we still dont know what those damn mcnuggets are made out of and you wanna tell me that shit is healthier than farm fresh foods?everyone eats fast food every once and a while nothing wrong with that (americans kek) but to say that its heather that farm foods is insane.
>>132116910Bottled water is absolutely not more expensive than Pepsi.
>>132116707What does Jokic need more muscle for? He can already score on any big in the league and he's shown he has enough endurance for these long playoff runs. He doesn't need to be any more explosive either because he's got such a great finishing touch anywhere in the paint. Also he's been remarkably injury free his entire career so he's doing something right.
>>132116942anon hes severally mentally ill give him a break>>132116940>plebbit spacing schizo putting words in my mouth nowyeah yeah i get it you cant get fast food with EBT and it makes you rage, go tell the crackhead outside your shanty about it
>>132116858That time I ate mc Donald's every day was the most regular I've ever been in my entire life not once did I struggle to take a shit.
>>132116918>Pippen is jealous of MJ because he doesn’t get any credit also MJ son fucks his ex wife Shannon
>>132116940>noooo you can't eat ground chicken
flockaveli is probably the greatest album of the 21st century
>>132116664i thought the nuggets meant chicken in denver
>>132116954everyone is different. when i started playing college ball i was 6'5 184, couldn't bench 185 and even though i was a pure shooter and perimeter defender my coach told me i had to put on weight or i wouldnt see the court. and i had to improve my cardio.flashfoward to today i put on like 15 pounds of fat/muscle in about a year in a half and im able to hold my own in paint situations and i can score through contact, improving my game. i also ran 2 miles everyday so i never got tried and could play heavy minutes as the season went on.
>>132116970Yes you can’t from those places
>>132116236at least you're sticking with them unlike that other fag
so according to this dude, i live in cali, only use ebt and mentally ill. all cause i told him fast food and soda are not healthy.
no youre having a schizoid meltdown and making shit up anon
>>132116988how could you not even bench your own body weight lmao
>>132116964Scottie Pippen's son died and his wife left him when he was making those comments. I think he was in a lot of pain and his life felt like it was unravelling, probably why MJ didn't say anything :(
>making shit up anonanyone with a brain knows fast food and soda arent healthy anon you dont even need to do reasrch just look at the nutrition facts online or on the back
>>132117022Damn I didn’t know about his son rip
reminder that bird would be a nobody if he were black
¡Bienvenidos a Puerto Rico!
>>132117022MJ should have been their to support his best teammate, the reason why he won all those rings instead of letting his son fuck his ex wife.its sad cause Pippen could have led teams to titles on his own but choose to take a backseat for MJ.
>still arguing a point nobody ever made mental illness
>i never talked about itwhat? just read this thread lmao.
>>132117036>its sad cause Pippen could have led teams to titlesNot as long as the goat was playing
>>132117053I like to play it
So if Jimmy and the heats actually lose this series is the whole team gonna be sent to Taiwan to play with Dwight?
>>132116238thank you for posting this without the tik tok watermark I couldn't find it otherwise
>>132117016in high school i avoided the weight room cause i didnt have anyone to go with and the football players kinda intimated me even though most of them were my freinds. looking back at it now it was stupid of me not to try and go, and we didnt do team workouts in high school.
>gets called a schizo>gets called a plebbitor>gets called a basement dweller>claims i said fast food is better than farm food when i never said that
>>132116220can we ever have a rivarly like these two again? we kinda had it with Curry/Lebron but KD ruined that. Fuck him.
Jamal Murray is averaging 28/6/6 off an acl tear this is the greatest comeback in basketball history and no one is talking about him
>>132117053its funI really hope the heat dont get reverse swept
>>132117104Yeah the Cavs/Warriors Finals were kino the first two years and I was looking forward to a 3rd straight to break the tie but then KD made the biggest bitch move in NBA History and ruined it.
>>132116707Joker lifts after every game.
>>132117135oh no embitch bros
>>132117104it cant be a foreign player because americans cant relate to them or accept them as being the face of the league, this is why Zion got so hyped up and Tatum is kinda being forced right now.Imo its going to be Tatum and maybe Shai, all though he is canadian, to most americans canada is just northern america (kek). matas buzelis has GOAT poteinal and he was born in america and ran through american circuts but im not feeling him. Perhaps Scott Henderson but his game is not built for winning or longviety, he could be a rose/ja type player if he doesnt do stupid things or get hurt. other that i dont know.
>>132117090>giving it to an undeserving KWAB just so the NBA can claim an African won MVPKWAB
>>132117135the last 2 months of the regular season where the entire board pretended embiid was better than jokic was unbearable
Miami heat are about to blow this
>>132117152He was playing better, it's a regular season award. You can get swept in the first round and it wouldn't matter
>>132117104curry/lebron is the closest thing we are going to get to it and sadly KD ruined it. Lebron is this generations greatest player and already had a repuation. Curry had changed the game of basketball and i remeber when his shoes 1st came out almost everyone had a pair. t.my then 11 year son begging me for pic rel
>What do you mean Lebron and the Lakers got swept? Well whatever at least try and get the Celtics to Finals we need Tatum to be the face of the NBA now
>>132117104nobody young & on the come up has actually won shit besides Giannis. Jokic will be the 2nd of this gen if he makes it. I would enjoy watching a Nuggets vs Bucks finals. Maybe if the Mavs get significantly better or Luka leaves then Luka factors in somewhere too
>>132117036jordans not that kind of guy. barkley suggested jordan was not a good GM, something everybody knows, and he blacklisted barkley to this day. hes a bit of a prick. its why he was so good.
>>132117203giannis and jokic are the oldest of the young as well. tatum/booker/luka/shai/micthell are next upsorry ja you ruined your nba career and zion start eating salads and get new knees.
2023 and on: The Nikola Jokic era?2015-2022: the Stephen Curry era. Four titles during this timespan. Established himself as the greatest shooter in the history of the league. Forever changed the way the league played the game in a profound way. 3-1 in the Finals against LeBron James, with the only loss coming on an injured ankle. Runner up: LeBron James. Two titles during this timespan. 1-3 in the Finals against Stephen Curry.1999-2014: the Tim Duncan era. Five titles during this timespan - four as the bus driver. 3 Finals MVPs. Two MVPs. 15 combined all-NBA defensive first and second teams. Rookie of the year. Runner-up: Kobe Bryant. Five titles during this timespan - two as the bus driver. 2 Finals MVPs. One MVP. 12 combined all-NBA defensive first and second teams.1989-1998: The Michael Jordan era. Six titles during this timespan. Led the league in scoring during every year he played during this timespan. Six Finals MVPs during this timespan. Four MVPs during this timespan. Runner-up: Hakeem Olajuwon. Two titles during this timespan. 2 Finals MVPs during this timespan. One MVP during this timespan.1970-1988: The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar era. Six titles during this timespan. Two Finals MVPs during this timespan. 6 MVPs during this timespan. Runner-up: Magic Johnson. Five titles during this timespan. 3 Finals MVPs during this timespan. 1 MVP during this timespan.1957-1969: The Bill Russell era. 11 titles during this timespan. 5 MVPs during this timespan. Runner-up: Wilt Chamberlain. 1 title during this timespan. 4 MVPs during this timespan. 7 scoring titles during this timespan. 7 rebounding titles during this timespan. Scored 100 points in a game. Averaged 34.4 points, 24.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 46.6 minutes per game during this timespan.
>>132117214as much as we shit on tatum hes been to 4 ecfs and 1 finals at 25 years old and the teams that gave him those losses were cavs lebron, which he was like 19-20 the time, curry and butlers heat, all of these him and his core where super young.
>>132117196>>132117143i never understood why the league hasn't gone all in for tatum but they go out of their way to protect the celtics whenever necessarytatum is like perfect for the nba since he causes no trouble and isn't a fake ass hood nigga wannabehe didn't even grow up rich like steph and was raised by a single mom like lebron and kd
>>132117194Those were good to hoop ngl.
>>132117235>2023 and on: The Nikola Jokic era?Definitely too soon to call that, though I can't see anyone else being the man either
>>132117235this is how they should've ranked the top 5.
>>132117280I have a code
>>132117248>i never understood why the league hasn't gone all in for tatumdeath, taxes and the Philippines always knowing ball, that flag never misses. Anyways its because hes clearly not the best player in the NBA right know, him being in Boston he does have a huge fan following.hes my pick to win MVP next year, nba is done with the jokic/giannis/embiid roulette, and guess what, Tatum was 4th in the voting. next year the NBA is going to go all in on the Tatum shilling so brace for it.
>>132117194I can't imagine being a sneaker cuck
>>132117296basketball is actual no.1 in the Philippines but their people are too short to play outside of their country
>>132117298that's because you've never put basketball shoes on
>>132117298t.has never played basketball
>>132117321>>132117322hes that one dude who pulls up in jeans and sketchers dont diss him.
>>132117321My dad brought me a pair once >>132117322I have I was more of a track guy though
>>132117335i like those players because you can always count on them or hustle shit and grabbing boards. just dont let them do anything else though.
>>132117248Because it feels like Boston never fully embraced him.
>>132117290I'll take it leafbro.
>>132117369>I'm a Kobe fan>I've always wanted to be a Laker>surprised that Bombston fans don't fully embrace him
>>132116563I really should've spent more time networking in school instead of trying to get good grades. I have a job now, but it's basically a state supported internship that lasts two years
>>132116442I was about to make this same post but you beat me to it. It's all true
>>132117369Probably doesn’t help he’s a Kobe fag
>>132117369its because hes GAAAAYYYYYY lmao
>>132117369>>132117401>>132117437>this is the main guy on the BOSTON FUCKING CELTICS, the historic rival to the LakersOn literally any other team it probably would've slid but his attachment to Boston is skin deep at best
Do people actually wear basketball shoes outside or are they just like watching collectors who keep their shit inside their house? I only wear Adidas Ultraboost so I don't really know anything about shoes.
Why can't they make Giannis the face? He's black, grew up poorer than most African-Americans and doesn't do gang stuff. Also, he already has a ring
>>132117458Okay I knew Tatum was a Kobe fan but this is taking it to the next level lol
>>132117458What is this?
>>132117407Nothing good, but a lot of credits, so it wasnt that bad.
>>132116220im legod strongest soldier but this shit is just weirdwhat did jordan do to pippen?
how did pippen's son die anyway?
>>132117481He's not American
>>132117458>yjk that regardless of whether boston wins or not he's taking his talents to los angeleskwabinstead of kyrie and trae why doesn't legm directly recruit him?
>>132117491wrong quote >>132116231
>>132117481Too fake humbleNot american
>>132116230trade for Giannis
this obsession with faces is why nba media sucks. It's shortsighted, low hanging fruit
>>132117500I thought his son played for the Lakers
>>132117481Run n dunk aesthetics get boring quickly
>>132117491>>132117504>Pippen's ex-wife, Larsa, now dates Jordan's son, Marcus, and has since 2022Probably that and just being in Jordan's shadow forever
>>132117509im this guy>>132116442the nba did revlove around teams up until magic/bird came along. League was about to go bankrupt and they had to do something, so the started marketing the players instead of the teams and you must remember at this point stars rarely requested trades so it worked out hand and hand.people care more about other people then they do organizations especially when they dont live in the area. Most of america is not located in one city. When Jordan came along this only increased.
>>132117476I wear converse
>>132117481NBA needs an American to be the face of the league but modern day American born players are worse that over sea players,thats why they are forcing Tatum and Zion narrative.
>>132117481Non-Americans aren't marketableI think this genuinely might be a problem for the NBA because on top of already declining viewership/profits so many top players are Euros now
>>132117553those schizos maybe on to something, jordans actual sons look nothing like him but jimmy butler on the other hand...
>>132117553Would fuck but not marry. Too old and too much baggage
>>132117553smash maybe but date? Nah
>>132117560mr serbian you are wrong. the nba has commited to tatum because hes proven himself, zion has not. they are waiting on the next big thing
>>132117553Reading into her man Scottie ex wife a hoe lmao
Why are Black Air Forces associated with criminals? I wore them to school as a kid.
the NBA wants Tatum to be the face of the league so bad. They keep pushing him down our throats by putting him on fraud MVP lists and acting like he's the perfect father by showing his ugly son every game/in the locker room/on the court
>>132117406anon, knowing people is more important than any course you will take. people i graduated with that barely went to class and half assed shit have good jobs because they knew someone.
>Jokic has acquired a new move>The Somber SlingImpossible to guard... Damn...
>>132115161>Lebaneseis this a meme>Born Stanley Elphinstone Kerr, Hopewell, New Jersey>His parents, Elsa Reckman and Stanley Kerr, were married in Marash>Kerr was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to Malcolm H. Kerr, a Lebanese-American academic who specialized in the Middle East, and his wife, Ann (Zwicker)
If AD and Kawhi weren’t made of glass they’d be the face of the nba along with curry
>>132117553I'd have to be drunk, hate the lip filler - plastic look
>>132117630Bron bet on AD to be healthy enough to carry the Lakers and be the main manIt was not a good bet
>>132117618>all swishesLITERALLY how the fuck does he do it
>>132116442>the 70s having boxing matches in the middle of gameskino
>>132117607I sleep easy knowing tatum will never win a ring wearing a celtics jersey
>>132117607>by putting him on fraud MVP lists?hes never even been in 3rd for MVP
Embiid is as good as Jokic is offensively but 100x better defensively
>>132117644I love high arching shots, must be so demoralizing for the other team just to watch it stay and fall in the air for sooooooooo long
>>132117618its ADs body language for me
>>132117476Depends on the shoe, stuff like Jordan 1s 4s 11s are kinda timeless and are worn anywhere by zoomers and millenials. Other shoes like kobes and kyries are seen as purely hoop shoes and are kinda weird to wear for shit like running errands or whatever
>>132117586when Zion was supposed to be drafted NBA narrative had him painted as second coming of LeMickey his downfall was that he is a fat fuck,Ja Morant ruined his reputation by acting ghetto while beingfrom the suburbs with good education.And then you got Tatum who is just fucking above average.Expect a lot more foreign players in the NBA in the coming years
>>132117644He practices it, obviously. It's just a Bird-style shot. It's nothing new or impossible.
>>132117669The only basketball shoes I own are Melo M10s Atomic Mango. I got them as a gift
>>132117607hes also been 4th beind embiid/tatum/jokic. even during mid season i dont think hes ever been ranked 1st in the nba.com ladder.next year the shilling starts though, especially if he makes the 0-3 comeback
>>132117639Bron sucks at choosing sidekicks when you think about they either get injured or leave his ass
Imagine if Bron never went back to Cleveland and Kyrie had to stay there.
>>132117676yea i should have clarified they are waiting on the next big american thing. for now its tatum until they can find someone better.like you said its getting harder and harder cause the top foreign players are better than the top american players.
>>132117685>sidekicksBron rides AD's bus.
>>132117685think about it though he doesnt choose them, the teams he joins already have them or are the only available options.
>>132117695Bron wins 2015, what happens to the NBA?Does he come back from 3-1?Does KD still join?Does he still leave for the Lakers (yeah he 100% does kek)
>>132117639LeBrons washed and has nothing to bet
>>132117685you're talking about Kyrie Irving and no one else
>>132117647imagine this, its 1972 and your are an average white american you come home from a long day at work, you want to watch something with your family at night, baseball is on but you hear that the nba is having a final today,you click the channel and see pic rel, and after reading up that most nba players did crack and smoked weed right before games would you still take that league seriously?
I think Zions weight issue is because he doesn't adjust his calorie intake when he's injured and during the off-season. He keeps the calorie amount the same even though he should be eating less because he isn't playing and training during those times.
Any Celtics win is invalidated now. The ultimate ref babby.
>>132117644High arcing shots are taught by shooting coaches because it makes the rim bigger. This is unironically why big men can't shoot the 3 well because they are so tall and all their shots end up being almost straight lines to the rim instead of coming down from above
>>132117770Yeah, a fat cunt eating like a fat cunt with no impulse controlMamas cooking is too good to give up, unironicallyIt's all on him now, surely he can say no to her
>>132117770an anon said this a couple threads ago. this and the fact that hes naturally heavyset is the reason why.
>>132117794It's the same reason why athletes gain so much weight when they retire. I gained weight after retiring from hockey when I finished University.
>>132117618>>132117661kekman it must be infuriating to play against jokic
>>132116220damn why do the 80s have that feel to it?women need to bring back that frizzy hair shit i know the guys brought make the mullets for a while after quarantine.
>>132117708too bad it's a short bus
>>132117824yea imagine playing good defense for the entire possession, forcing your man to chuck up shots over his head and still make it, multiple times
>>132117658a third of the time embiid looks like a jumbo-sized kobe, another third he turns into pandemic p, and he's injured for the other third of the time. jokic is just consistently good all the time.
>>13211786180s was peak america if you where middle class which most people were.#thankyoureaganeventhoughyoufuckblackpeopleoverfordecadesamerica is fucked now though, culturally and economically.
>>132117770he doesn't feel like zion
>>132117650He's winning this year
If Jimmy loses you guys are huge fags
>>132118082HIMMY slander will be at a all time high, i'm all for itLove me nba drama
Sixers bros, how do we raise morale? has firing a coach led to anything good, I only recall Kerr being successful after Mark Jackson left the Warriors
>>132117618this is like a zombie version of Dirk Nowinski bump and step shot, dude looks like Frankenstein so lulzy
>>132118130>Sixers bros, how do we raise morale?have DAWGs
>>132118130embiid is a problem but that's a conversation nobody is ready to have yet
>>132118130The only way the Sixers become successful is if Embiid plays 40 games a season. Its proven that any more and his body will not be ready for the postseason
>>132118212I hate his body language as a supposed superstar, fucking awfulHows that going to rally anyone to play their best baka
>>132118228>I hate his body language as a supposed superstar, fucking awful>Hows that going to rally anyone to play their best bakaCould be worse. He could do this right before overtime.
>>132118236me when the uber eats is at the wrong address
>>132118245me waiting around all day for the delivery guy to come but he didn't come
>>132118236LeBron is one of the truly great comedians of the 21st century. He just lives his act. It's incredible
Legacy game for both Jimmy and Tatum tonight.
>>132118236MJ would never
>>132118313I fell to my knees watching this live. My king well and truly became washed right before my very eyes
>>132118353I take it you're going to Toronto, Dray?
>>132118353you were like this >>132118236 when you saw the clip
>>132118082they are in some deep shit that's for sure. Boston been playing mediocre until Heat fucked around by not finishing.
>>132118130i dont even know man. you had fucking Jimmy and let him go. i have a feeling he'd have whipped Embiid into shape. taught him not to be a loser.
if miami had just one other star on their team they’d have cruised to a championship winit’s criminal how shit that roster’s been for 5 years now yet everyone still praises Riley
>>1321184883 conference finals and an NBA finals, that's where 90% of the league wishes they were
>>132117661even ad looked to jokic and smiled after the first one
>>132118488As a Blazers fan, assuming Blazers will make no serious moves to be a championship contender, I'd love to see Dame go to Miami. Would be the DAWGest team of all time, and Dame, Jimmy, and Bam would play kino basketball
>>132117885If this happened to me in pickup I'd be so fucking furious
>>132118507some Lakers coaches were smiling too if I remember. soulful moment
>>132118488shut up bitch >we can still win
>>132118509i dont know Dames contract situation but if he could get to the Heat without the Heat losing their current players, that might be my favorite team of all time. you know he's a killer already so it won't be a culture switch what so ever.
Why are they like this?
>>132118566He's speaking from the perspective of being the commissioner of a business and as someone running a business he is correct that injuries are bad for business and that the level of physicality encouraged injuries.
>>132118566revisionist history. he's dead wrong. players then and now got more injured due to their own actions, and not the actions of other players. Golden State and Spurs need not apply. dirty fucks.
>>132118507Yeah it was pretty funny
>>132118566don't want another one of thesehttps://youtu.be/FPJqMjAM1-I
Do it for them..
>>132118564Well Blazers new owner Jody Allen openly says she doesn't give a shit about basketball or sports, and the GM is only there to ensure they stay under the cap and Jody doesn't pay any luxury tax, so if any team could get absolutely fleeced it's the Blazers.Honestly I think Miami could do it without giving up Bam, possibly even keep Herro.Duncan's value is artificially high right now, as the whole bench, throw in a few firsts and they'd do it.
>>132118566he's not wrong. the late 90s to early 2000s were when games became absurdly low scoring and the pace slowed to a degree that ultimately hurt the product. watch a game from that era and it's jarring how much they just dribble the clock out for the entire game. the issue is that trying to change that has caused other issues>>132118582the funny thing is that the physicality caused fewer injuries than the pace and start-stop motion the NBA is now characterized by.
>>132118621>Well Blazers new owner Jody Allen openly says she doesn't give a shit about basketball or sports>NBA kicked out a boomer who likes kweenz >but not a wahmen who doesn't even care about owning a NBA team
>>132118627>>132118583The most injury-prone moments in basketball are when contact occurs while a player is in mid-air attempting a layup or dunk. These are exactly the kind of situations Silver was saying got too physical at one point.
>>132118595the part when the fans start throwing beer and popcorn in the pacers faces while they're trying to leave gets me every time
>>132118564Here's a trade offer, some picks and two expiring contracts. Miami could keep everyone and this is almost too easy, as well as sets them up for another tanking season>>132118647She got it because her brother died, and although he willed the team to be sold and profits to go to charity, and she is currently in charge of most of his estate and "in the process" of dividing it up, despite openly refusing an offer to purchase the Blazers from Nike founder Phil Knight
>>132118655Well yeah, if you are an offensive player throwing yourself across the court to dunk on someone, and you get hurt that’s on you. And calling a foul on it isn’t going to stop the players from hurting each other.
Are meds the most based?
>>132118595changing your name to World Peace after that will never not be funny
>>132118697how does this apply to an NBA thread? Meds food is great, their women are great. that's about all i can say.
>>132118716Zion eats meds food
>>132118697Fish sounds good until you realize you are just dumping micro plastics and mercury in your body. Red meat and veggies on a grill, and milk homeboy.
>>132118719he EATS the Mediterranean itself that fatFUCK
Pippen is right. MJ was carried by his team
>>132118725>red meat No
>>132118566Why is this even quoteworthy? It's not a big revelation or anything Stern said the same thing at the time and changed the rules in response.
>>132118730Until you look at the stats
>>132118743Why are Utah and Toronto “it’s over”
>>132118130getting harris and harrell off the team would be a good start
>>132118743>Bucks>just got beat in 5 by Miami >run it back
>>132118743Nugs and Bucks are def losing players, some teams will throw bags at Brown and Lopez, esp Lopez mr top two DPOYMiddleton is kinda washed too
>>132118737Shooting 8 of 24 does not make you a good player
>>132116236Based Lakies anon still at it
>>132118750utah has 1 good player and maybe 2 serviceable role players. masai is delusional. >>132118765with a new coach and a healthy team>>132118769middleton will be healthier and he's not that old
>>132118769there's a chance Bruce Brown would take a 1+1 with a handshake to get signed to a bigger contract after 2024. a high chance? maybe not. if they win, they can probably fill out their bench with ring chasers and spread brown's impact out onto a few different contracts
>>132118743I'll be interested to see if some of the heats lineup gets poachedalso think OKC is going to be getting pretty good soon
>>132118823I hope so, they have so much assets that they can just go balls deep on a good superstar if they want to too
7 more hours...https://official.nba.com/referee-assignments0-152 or 1-151
>>132118850nba has been cheeky by altering how assignments are being used. probably to confuse gamblers. Foster not managing to extend being my evidence.
>>132116280but its ok when KD does it?
>>132118743>Clips are fixablei dont think paul george and kawhi will ever play a whole series together again
>>132118687>Well yeah, if you are an offensive player throwing yourself across the court to dunk on someoneNot even this, he specifically mentioned smaller guys like Curry, who doesn't exactly fling himself at the basket wildly like a Ja or Giannis.Curry would get fucking hammered if he tried to drive for layups back in the day.
>>132118743I hope Cavs are fixable, and Mobley isn't an all timer choker
Its pretty funny that if the Nuggets - Lakers series never happened, D'Lo would have gotten the money he was looking for. 4 games turned him from a max player to a max sentence in jail
>>132118769lakeys getting literally everyone on this list lets goooooo
>>132118874the refs already have their assignments/agendas in advance. they're already at the home team's city before it's announced on the website at 9am ET on game day
>ynr when Schroder turned down a 100M dollars contract just to end up playing for the minimum.
>>132118894bikerstaff and the cavs are ruining his development.
Don't let playoff series distract you from the fact luka and zion quit on their teams for elimination games
>>132118973Pels are in a rough spot, Lakers didn't flop so they didn't get Wemby, going all in on BI doesn't seem like the plan, Zion isn't working out for them but they've just extended him
>>132118951Nerlens did the same damn thing. are they working without agents or some shit?
>>132118820Jordan clarkson is not a role player. Kessler is a starter in most teams. Markannen is a star, sexton is a GREAT role player off the bench.
>>132119007>just extended himin the same manner he extends himself with slop
>>132118973Zion's problem is that he's a fat fuck and no one on the Pelicans has enough of a backbone to tell him to put the fork down while Luka's a pussy but mainly the Mavs FO is just complete dogshit and can't build around a player for their fucking lives
>>132119013Isn't Nerlens suing Klutch because of it KEKKKKKKKKKK
>>132118951that reminds me to post my GOAT bag fumbler list:1. Latrell Sprewell (need to feed his family)2. Scottie Pippen (well documented & the main reason of all the saltiness)3. Joe Smith (illegal contract)4. Dennis Schröder (KWAB)5. Nerlens Noel (KWAB)6. Victor Oladipo (injury KWAB)1000. Mike Conley Jr.9001+. Bradley Beal
>>132119030i sure as fuck hope so. not only for the lols either.
>>132118832>>132118823They have 16 picks in the next 6 years. The closest to them is the Jazz with 15
>>132119044here's hoping Luka gets disgruntled and asks out
>>132119062Cuban has proven himself to be a dumb fuck so it's not out of the question. sure he's willing to spend money but he's a moron.
>>132119062He won’t go to a team like okc. It just won’t happen. The knicks or jazz are a better fit. He and SGA can’t both be number one options. Lauri is a good number one option in Utah but Luka would obviously Utah, same with the Knicks and Brunson.
>>132119087>would obviously Utah would obviously elevate Utah**
don't talk about lillard going to the heat because you know it's never going to happen and it's making me sad
>>132119078i really dont understand the mentality. he is so very disappointing.
if dame really isn't scared of the grind he'll go play for the knicks
my magic ^_^
the wizards are complete shit and are never gonna become good, right? is it worth holding out any hope for them, or should I just pick a dark horse to root fort. sadly a dc resident
>>132119259>>132119252i don't know how any of these dudes pick a team. any major sport. free agency trades no real reason to be loyal to a team. easier to stan players it seems.
>>132118697>all this bullshit before mentioning fish Its olive oil and fish, and being close to sea with clean air and lots of sunshine. When you go from some polluted industrial city to live next to the Mediterranean sea you detox in a month without any effort.
>>132119273>easier to stan players it seems.That's how I do it, no connection to the place anyway
>>132119273i picked orlando because i was like 12 and really into harry potter at the time
>>132119285proper perspective. good response.
>>132118743Some Mavs fans unironically think that Luka & Kyrie can play a two-man game like Jokic & Murray.
>>132119346Ball dominant guards teaming up doesn't usually work. with some exceptions.
>>132119346look, they can run a two-man game, they're totally capable. the problem is that most teams are just going to switch that pick and roll and be totally fine because there's not enough size differential to create a mismatch. the AD/Lebron two-man game has a similar issue. the guard-center two-man game is punishing specifically because nobody can switch out to guard either player safely
>>132119615>the guard-center two-man game is punishing specifically because nobody can switch out to guard either player safelyKevon Looney can, but yes, most can't.
Name 1 thing that would make Bird and Magic better than VORPGOD. I will wait.
>>132119710if jokic played in their era, he would have had a terrible haircut
>>132119710Bird was better at 3 point shooting Magic was better at skyhooks As a full package they were both shorter and weaker but more agile and maybe laterally faster.
>>132119273You have your team that you're stuck with but you also have players you root for>>132119298Based
Murray and Jokic is kind of an (un)interesting pairing because they don't really seem close or like friends but they they're focused and work well together with no drama. Which you'd think would be the norm but with some of these players idk
>>132119751>Bird was better at 3 point shootingLol. You can't be serious>Magic was better at skyhooksLol
>>132119751Both of them were slow as a rock and shit defenders that were not exposed because their competition was garbage and defence and offence were very static
>>132119847Both of them are not amerimutt, they just have a normal working relationship and they don't care about media attention.
>>132119874I actually watched them play... In video game ratings terms >3pt Jokic = 88Bird = 96 >skyhooks Jokic =95Magic = 99
>>132119847https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd_9yjI6TJQNah they seem like good mates
is jimmy gonna bring the dawg for game 6 ?
>>132119887Did a youtuber anal-yst tell you that?Laterally they moved much faster and their agility was better. If you dont know what lateral movement means here a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwGpAQVKfE8
i got my first match on hinge lads, what do i say
>>132119903You watched them played that’s cool how was it watching them back then?
Barkley tells Dan Patrick emphatically that LeBron isn't retiring and purposely brought it up to steal the headlines away from the nuggets. Barkley says it with honest emotion. Then you can see his brain catch up with his heart and he throws out some canned shit about LeBron being a "good dude." He obviously just added the good dude part out there to not cause a controversy, but it's clear from the excited way he said LeBron threw out fake retirement talk those are his true opinions. LeFraud is a jackass. https://youtube.com/watch?v=7V4dwzjz-eU&feature=share9
>>132119874Bird was objectively better at 3 point shooting. He shot over 40% from 3 for four seasons in a row. Jokic has never shot 40% from 3 in a season.At least bother to check the stats before making a dumbfuck post.
>>132119078who busts out of the league first, him or ja?
>>132118594stop posting this dogshit photoshop
>>132119988Yeah he just said that so LeXing media mafia and his fags don’t attack him
Reminder no team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit. For it to actually happen that team would have to>have inconsistent stars who show up when necessary>initially seriously underestimate its opponent but ultimately be more talented>have a coach poor or inexperienced enough to blow winnable games yet adaptable enough to figure it out>be an excellent performer in elimination games>benefit from injury>play in an area when games can wildly swing out of control>be lucky
People just reflexively call LeBron a good dude because he pays for kids to be indoctrin... educated.
>>132119903I watched the boomers play too. Back then 3's were an exotic shot and 1 was attempted per game and it was always uncontested. Jokic scores 3's like this. https://youtu.be/8UFKXjEqFQ4Saying that Bird is a better 3 point shooter is simply retarded. The skyhook thing must be a meme because it is a worthless skill
>>132119980Well I was young and my old man bought a color TV the Kamacrown 51cm diagonal. Yugoslavias days were numbered and only the delusional boomers and commies couldn't smell it in the air. Satellite dish antennas were becoming more common as Divac moved to the Lakers. Its was like 3 lifetimes ago.
>>132120015He attempted at most 1 3 a game against players that didn't defend 3 point shooting (basically practice shots). Are you mentally impaired?https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/birdla01.htmlIf Jokic shot 1 practice uncontested 3 per game he would have a retarded 3pt%
>>132120074In 1987-1988 Larry Bird averaged 3.1 3PA and shot .414 from 3.In 2022-2023 Nikola Jokic averaged 2.2 3PA and shot .383 from 3.
>>132119751>Magic was better at skyhooksdude makes one good shot and he is coined as skyhook champ. there are many better. especially that Laker.
>>132120074>The skyhook thing must be a meme because it is a worthless skillI didn't know smoking crack was big in Spain too. The sky hook is an undefendable shot. Kareem got the scoring record with the sky hook. And the fact that it is illegal to play defense in today's NBA, especially on LeBron, is the only reason his record was broken. Motherfuckers be scoring 50 points six times a week and you guys think it's because of skill increase, when anyone with a pair of eyes can see it's because defense is as forgotten as Aramaic.
The Lakers shot 121 more free throws than their opponents in the 2023 playoffs. No other team had more than 20 FTA more than their opponents.Murray and Jokic saved the NBA.
>>132120081if yugoslavia lasted a year longer, it would be worth it to see Dream team vs Yugoslavia in 1992
>>132120130keep going im about to climax
>>132120074>>132120096>Back then 3's were an exotic shot and 1 was attempted per game and it was always uncontested.>He attempted at most 1 3 a game against players that didn't defend 3 point shooting (basically practice shots).
I think I could stop now but I want to post at least 10 to thoroughly humiliate the Spaniard.
>>132120121Its a legendary move for Kareem and Magic and they thought Divac how to do it. Divac was good at it, but never as good as they were. Jokic is getting there but still not that perfect, probably because he has a wider skillset and does so many things.
OK that's 10.Imagine being fucking stupid enough to not even check stats before making a dumbfuck post.Then imagine being fucking stupid enough to double down on your retardation after being called out on it and making a second dumbfuck post without even checking if Youtube videos exist which can refute your dumbfuck post.These screenshots are from a single Youtube video and represent less than half of it.Congratulations, Spain, you are somehow more retarded than Ireland.
if rob pelinka had made the trade for buddy hield and myles turner at the beginning of the season, the lakers would be champions this year. if rob plays his cards right this off season, the lakers will be champions next year. guarantee
>>132120318Own that fucking fraud
https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/larry-bird-career-playoff-statshttps://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/nikola-jokic-career-playoff-statsThese are Bird stats in the playoffs.Feel free to actually watch an entire playoff game from 80's (they are shit but as you seem to think the quality isn't attrocious feel free to watch 3 hours of boomer ball that I just posted) and watch how "contested" were mid range shots and 3 point shots back then. A shitty screen cap of a blurry screen means jack shit. Idk why I bother talking with retardshttps://youtu.be/PvxGm6DD2DYhttps://youtu.be/BljYxZs7xoc
>>132120318You don't know what you are talking about. Bird was a 32% 3 point shooter in the playoffs when teams contested the shots. You are mentally retarded if you think a 32% 3 point shooter is better than a 41% career 3 point shooter
>>132120318I haven't seen a beat down like this since tyre nichols>>132120391lol stop u got owned take the loss and move on
players were certainly less good at contesting 3s in bird's era, but the risk/reward logic of even taking a 3 was different. a lot of modern shooters can be called a better pure 3 point shooter than larry in terms of efficiency at high volume, because high volume 3 point shooting was nonsense in bird's day, but this has more to do with the death of the midrange J than the 3 pointer itself. good shooting is, and always was, good shooting. the difference is where shots are taken and how they're generated>>132120416shot quality is inextricable from shot making. jokic, and denver's offense widely speaking, make more 3s because the 3s they take are more open than those taken by comparable teams. but it's dumb to try and cancel this out, because taking high-quality shots is a good thing to do, and wins games. you can't try and disqualify good shooting by saying they're taking high-quality shots, unless you're trying to find players that take a lot of low-quality shots. and i don't see any jayson tatum dickriders around, so why do such a thing?
Oh btw, the video that the retard took the pictures from. https://youtu.be/Eee2TkiclIMIf you actually watch he shoots all those 3's were uncontested and what he posts is a late jump of a defender that arrived late to the shot (Bird always has plenty of space and defenders just jump from a distance once his motion was set). Obviously his knowledge about Bird is from youtube compilations that he has to manipulate not from watching the 3 hours of boomerball that I posted. If this retard actually posted his "source" I would respect him, but as his opinion is shit he has to take screenshots to manipulate what actually happens
>>132120391Just watched a little bit of the first youtube link. The whole era had soul. @15:30 Ahmad Rashad (courtside reporter) interviews two random fans during a timeout. Can you imagine them doing something like that today? During a finals no less? Can't beat it. Also Danny Ainge was chucking threes in the first quarter.
>>132120465I am not disqualifying food shots, in a way Bird was a visionaire that was ahead of his time in terms of 3 point shooting. But the reality is that scoring 3's was very easy back then as players allowed you to have a lot of space because the main offensive threat was a penetration into the zone, qnd that allowed Bird (in the regular season, because in the playoffs his 3 point attempts dipped) to take 3 point shots that were incredibly easy
>>132120526what does she do with that dog off-camera?
>>132120493>If you actually watch he shoots all those 3's were uncontested and what he posts is a late jump of a defenderlol you're like the ESPN announcers desperately trying to convince the audience that the referees were actually making bad calls in Denver's favor and not in favor of the Lakers instead.Literal gaslighting.Those are contested shots. Simple as. A block attempt is made which forces the shooter to expedite his shot. That is, by definition, a contest.An uncontested shot is, by definition, a shot which is not rushed in the slightest and features zero block attempt.You are literally trying to redefine a contested shot.
>>132120509If by soul you mean shit, I guess that you are right. Seeing an "all time great" like McHale missing barely contested lay-ups which is something Aaron Gordon can do is so much SOVL
>>132120591Why didn't you put the fucking video you moron? Because you obviouly knew that if you put the entire motion the shots looked a lot less contested than in the picture. Just look at the fucking space they allow him to chuck a 3, imagine if any defence did that to Curry in the modern league. You are pathetic, and clearly I have dismantled your whole narrative. Jokic's 3pt% is 41% in the playoffs while Bird's was 32% against players that didn't know how to defend 3 point shots
>>132120604>Seeing an "all time great" like LeBron missing barely contested lay-ups which is something Aaron Gordon can do is so much SOVLfixed it for ya, amigop.s. gif is Cleveland years, so you can't give me "he's old, leave him alone" excuse
>>132120645>>132120604Reality is that Brid was a better 3pt shooter. Another reality is that the league had more basketball literate players.
>>132120645>less contestedThis is literally an admission that they are contested. Game over. You lose.https://www.nba.com/stats/help/glossary>The number of times a defensive player or team closes out and raises a hand to contest a 3 point shot prior to its releaseThose are contested shots by definition. gg nr
>>132120645>Why didn't you put the fucking videoI could have just posted the link, but realized that posting 10 screenshots inarguably proving you wrong would humiliate you more conspicuously.
>>132120691Reality is thatcBird was a 32% 3point shooter>>132120699You are stupid, I won't even try dealing with you. I put the entire video unlike you so I am not scared to say that Bird's shots were very easy unlike you who had to screencap the video to avoid humillation
>>132120739Yeah right, you are a moron.
>>132120756>it was always uncontestedThese were the (factually incorrect) words you originally used.Now that you realize you made an objectively incorrect statement and were humiliated for doing so, you're moving the goalposts to "they were subjectively easy."Many such cases. Sad!
>>132120679LeBron has always been a technically deficient player that compensated everything by being a freak. McHale is an "all time great" because of his footwork and ring proficiency and when you actually watch him is cringe inducing how bad he was compared to mediocre league players in the current league
>>132120785Ok, you are a moron. Here your video so everyone can see "Bird's toughest 3's"and judge for themselves about how contested those shots werehttps://youtu.be/Eee2TkiclIM
fuck u /nba/u guys are dogshit
>>132120756>reality in my cherry picked limited time period that barely sways in my favor Can you rate the starting 5 of Denver at 3pt shooting in like range from ?/100 to 99/100Aaron Gordon Jamal Murray Nikola Jokic Michael Porter Jr Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
>>132120832They're literally, factually and objectively contested according to the definition on nba.com.It's also funny how when the stats with the large sample size don't support your narrative you fall back on the stats with the much smaller sample size.
>>132120840do something productive
>>132120850Okay just pick Bird's 3 best seasons (both volume and 3 point percentage) in the playoffs regarding 3 point shooting and compared them to Jokic
>>132116431Oh my VOPRGOD, it feels so good to be a VORPCHAD from the very start.Never doubted, always believed, persevered through all the hate naysaying.Now comes the age of VORP, it will be glorious and everyone WILL like it.Thus spake I.
>>132120840am I supposed to know every whore's name you want to fap to?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9ZO2rUilqkLet's check out the first 10 here:>"contested" by 6'0" Chris Paul>"contested" by 6'0" Chris Paul>uncontested>uncontested>late contest>Gobert jumps 1 inch>late contest>Gobert doesn't even jump>late contest>late contestUh, I'm not seeing much of a difference here compared to the Bird video.Could it be that Spain is full of shit? I think so.
>>1321200630-151 so far (and the 152nd one TBD), with only 3 forcing a game 7.>1951 NBA Finals - New York Knicks against the Rochester Royals>1994 WCSF - Denver Nuggets against the Utah Jazz>2003 WC1R - Portland Trail Blazers against the Dallas MavericksDirk Nowitzki was only a few extra Arvydas Sabonis minutes away from being the GOAT choker, which would've change league history
>>132120869>>132120923DONT POST HORNY SHIT
>>132120904Damn nigga, what's your point? That Jokic is an all-time great and top 10 player like Bird? We know. People on this board think he could be the GOAT.
the first generation of NBA players to play their entire basketball career with the 3pt line are currently 10+ year veterans like Stephen Curry
>>132120926The next 10:>uncontested>late contest>late contest>late contest>late contest>late contest>uncontested>defender doesn't even jump>defender doesn't even jump>defender doesn't even jumpUh, guys, I think Spain is full of shit.
>>132120933but anon, it's not Veronica that's horny - you are.
For the record, I really like Jokic and think he could end up a top 5 all-time player. He's the most skilled big man I've ever seen.I'm also an oldfag who watched Bird play.Bird was objectively a better 3 point shooter and the large sample size stats show this. It's absolutely incorrect to say he was taking all uncontested 3's and it's absolutely incorrect to say that he was taking much easier 3's than Jokic. In fact, most of Jokic's 3's are easy BECAUSE HE'S SEVEN FUCKING FEET TALL. HE DOESN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING BLOCKED MOST OF THE TIME BECAUSE HE'S FUCKING HUGE. DUH.
>>132120904I dont really care. just answer the question.
Celtics are about to do it psycho coach probably has the neck of a 7 yr old girl in the locker room telling his team he'll choke her out and make them watch if they lose a game.
>>132121061>32% 3 point shooter>better than 41% 3 point shooterYou are not fooling anyone.
>>132120063so what you're saying is all of those things are currently true
>>132121066I don't care about your shit question either
They need to change the playoffs format. It needs to be 6 games played every time and winner is decided on who has more points in those 6 games played.
>>132121084>my small sample size stats are better than your large sample size statsYou're not fooling anyone.
>>132120926>catch and shot compilation. >wonders why all shots are catch and shot.How can you be this fucking stupid. Besides all those shots are a lot deeper than any of the shots you put from Bird
>>132121131leaf flag checks out
>>132121143As I said. Pick the best 3 seasons from Bird (volume and 3 point percentage) and compared them to Jokic's (who on top of that has players that defend 3 point shots a lot better than in Bird's era)
>>132121154That's not a catch and shot compilation. The title of the video is "Nikola Jokic ALL 97 Three-Pointers From 2021-22 NBA Regular Season."Literally the first 20 are all easy threes except one real deep one.
>>132121167>who on top of that has players that defend 3 point shots a lot better than in Bird's eraNah.>>132120926>>132121005
>>132121182>I will deny objective realityIn Bird's era you could literally chug an uncontested 3 pointer in a static play. Comparing that to good dynamic offenses that find the best shot through movement is simply retardation
>>132121255You've now moved the goalposts out of the stadium.
>>132121289You made a stupid claim and I refuted it
>>132121333sacred trinity trips confirm a true hero knows defeat and overcomes adversity, he doesn't quit when the going gets tough to team up with other super stars
>one team playing on a weak conference can sweep shitter teams like the Lolkers and just rest their team>another team on a really strong conf is forced to play a 6-7 game matchup, risking injury, getting their guys tired, to get to the finalsWhat a nice """sport""" you have there.
Bye bye celties
>>132118769wtf is this order based on?
>>132121685some teams in the world cup get easier groups than other teams. it's impossible to make everything equal in competition. some teams have smaller guys, other teams taller, some teams faster, some teams slower.
I don't have the stats to back this up but Jokic usually doesn't shoot 3s unless there's no better option, even going in the paint. Larry was always all over the court and naturally found himself in positions where he had a 3 and wouldn't hesitate when he did, but why shoot a hard 3 when you have a good chance at a 2?That was the conventional wisdom. I'm no basketball nerd but he really made his 3s look effortless.Larry was the only player I've seen from the 80s (I haven't seen much because the era sucked) that would hit it like that.I don't know which poster this supports but that's my observation.
>>132121685>weak conferenceAging Curry and his warriors are no worse than Harden and 6ers. Aging Negron and his Lakers are no worse than the Celtics. Gobear and timberwolves are better than any typical first round team becasue of KAT and Anthony Edwards.
>>132121912But all teams have to play the same amount of games, get tired, risk injury. And after getting to the knockout stage there is no way you can rest your starters because any team can win a game. You also cannot freely sub players so you if you put your stars on the field, they have to keep there.The Nuggets are doing focused training and rehab right now while the grind is still going on at the other side of the country.
>>132122085Forgot he Snus entirely. Booker and KD with Ayton and Chris Paul would be a serious threat to any team in the east.
>>132122109>win your games >get an advantageITS NOT FAAAAAAIRyou're basically complaining that they got the #1 seed by having the best record in the regular season, stop.
>>132122015Bird only shot wide open threes. He took like 1.5 threes per game.
>>132122793That was deboonked. Bird was shooting more 3pt shots and hitting more 3pt shots per game. It's a slight difference. And only thing you can try to argue is the level of defense and contests on those shots.
>>132122926>That was deboonked.How the fuck is officially kept track stat deboonk? He averaged less than 1 made three per game for his entire career.
Jimmy Butler was relevant.....for a month.
not taking the bait
>>132123539he will be relevant regardless of the outcome of this series. either he wills his team to the finals or make history.
>>132122138cp and ayton are liabilities. move one of them for depth
>>132123669His recent performances already prove his good games were just a fluke. "Himmy" is a complete zero during the regular season and now we know why. He's just been getting lucky. Why is it only old dinosaur goofy ass Lebron is the only consistent player in the NBA?
>>132121255They had handchecking. You got mugged out on the perimeter.
>>132123790Jokic has also been consistent. Embiid has been consistent in being ass.
>>132123834I WANT to like Jokic but how the fuck does a 7 footer standing right under the basket miss so many times? Also Jokic plays no defense at all. Rewatch the games with the Lakers, he doesn't even try to guard anyone. He just stands there like a statue, even when he's in perfect range to block he doesn't even put his hand up.
>Tony BrothersGG Celshits
I think he may have forgotten to link the thread>>132123965
>>132123973this white nigga, spun, dribbled baseline, jumps under the basket, reached around and one hand slammed on the reverse dunk over three black niggas. holy shit.
>>132124195skinny photos of luka in offseason are the new ben simmons solving his jumpshot in summer training videos. i'm not falling for it.