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Note to the San Antonio Fans: This Is Your Finest Hour. [Jun. 11th, 2007|01:00 am]
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It's gotta be sad for King Stern to see how very little people care for his league and the game provided in favor of the high scores and selective stars that the league chooses to market on an ESPN-highlight level that lasts only a few seconds. What an utter failure for the commissioner, in sum, for this season's example.

When you spend years of burn for names instead of teams and the game, then you get absolutely what's happening with this season. It can only get worse.

Unfortunately, I don't have any further for sympathy for that NYC buffoon.

Imagine if the players and referees union scream for more at next juncture. The 05 CBA was more like an 05 Terrorist Bargaining Agreement.

I love a dominant team, and the Spurs are it. Shut down the Cavs offense in Game 1 . . . didn't scratch the surface of SA's offense, either. Game 2 . . . Cavs offense works slightly better . . . Spurs turn up the offense. If you grind it out, then SA will grind it out much better. If you run and gun, SA will do it better. If you send a superstar to defeat the Spurs, then SA will kill that man on the court. This is your dynasty, ladies and gentlemen. It should be given burn, not getting burned by absolutely little positive press. Remember, the national media and complacency in the front office threw Detroit under the bus in favor of talking this kid up as the league's hope for the present, not the future, of the very same dominance that San Antonio's put upon the league.

Regardless of media lunacy and the court jester that runs the league . . . thank you for providing your example.

Now don't screw it up over these next two games. San Antonio has the possibility to destroy the head while keeping the body alive.

As for Casual Fan ™ . . . your disposable income is greatly overvalued. Now stay away.


[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-06-12 02:37 pm (UTC)
I could stare at this for hours. I wish that was a valid move in NBA 2k series.
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[User Picture]From: jmack109
2007-06-12 02:55 pm (UTC)
I would be content for it just to be in the mini-highlights they play on the Jumbotron before the games. I don't think they've updated those since 2k3.

I don't think Wally World's agent would take too kindly to that, though, nevermind the pretty boy himself...
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-06-12 03:06 pm (UTC)
It says nothing against Wally, since he wasn't particularly asking for it - he's just not the highlight-reel type because he's almost total perimeter for his game.

It's like Indy's tight end getting all huffy about Madden football using that replay where he gets clothelined over and over again with the replay function. Who gives a shit? It's a game - AND that type of outcome happens rather frequently in the NFL. Getting "jacked up" has now become popularized in a MNF segment where they go over all the blinding hits from the weekend of play.

So Wally got "jacked up" - it's rare in the NBA, yeah, but you can add that to the nut shot that Webber took in the last stage of the Cleveland series, the Shaun Livingston injury, the countless freak plays that happen per NBA game, and make a highlight reel that buries Wally in that lowlight.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-06-12 03:30 pm (UTC)

Complete Rambling Rant on Eurobasket.

Did you ever notice that every foreigner that comes to play in the NBA expects to take a starting role in a league that, while pretty shitty overall for American standards, is clearly better than anything outside of North America?

I don't get how guys like Theo Papaloukas expect to look at top tier clubs in the NBA and desire to sign and start for them. Theo's 30 years old. The time to do that jump and create a spot for one's self was back at least in the '99-00 season, not now. Theo expects to consider the NBA this next year as his destination after CSKA. If he chooses NBA by mid-July, he has to know that Cleveland, Phoenix, San Antonio, Detroit, Utah, Dallas, and company are not going to be able to sign him to what he wants. He has to expect that the only place he'll get burn is a place like Atlanta, but that's the very place he's trying to avoid. Theo should just keep his veteran foreign ass where it belongs. We had Sarunas, and he was a bench warmer for Golden State this year after clearly not being all that great in Indiana the previous year.

I mean, look at most of this shit besides Splitter.


This list screams that foreigner, Ivan, from Eddie - the guy who said, "I make basket."

I don't know what's worse - glorifying these pieces of And-1 shit from America (Rafer Alston, would-have-been-Globetrotter Sebastian Telfair), or allowing these pieces of shit from abroad to think they can come in and take Steve Nash's place as starter for the Phoenix Suns.

Eurobasket is such garbage. These guys come over here, and almost 60-80 percent of them can't ball like Manu. Manu's got fucking grit - true fucking grit. Ditto Tony Parker. They use their speed to slash the lane. They find the open man for a J after they've collapsed the D by beating their guy on the slash. Or they finish on a shitty interior D, and often get the and-1. Find me more than 3 guys in Eurobasket who can drive the lane from this league of perimeter shooting guards who play too nice and drop like Varejao at first contact. I mean, Trajan Langdon, for God's sake.
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[User Picture]From: jmack109
2007-06-12 04:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Complete Rambling Rant on Eurobasket.

Lol. Foreigners. My make-shift crappy team (with Darius Miles, Matt Carroll and David Lee being it's best players (it makes it obscenely challenging)) just got beat in NBA 2K7 by a buzzer-beating 40-footer by Vladimir Radmanovic. I semi-broke the controller; the right side is somewhat shattered on the bottom. Not that I have problems losing tight games, I just hate losing at the hands of SHIT players, even with my POS team.

60-80% sounds about right. The only good reason I can think of their pretentious is the big fish, small pond analogy. The talent level in the Eurobaketball pool is far lower than the NBA lake. They light up the lackluster defense of Euroball and think that they are the best, which leads to their arrogance.

About 60-80% of Euros are good for one thing: shooting open jumpers over the late Euro defense. They aren't good at defense and make many mistakes all over the floor (Sasha, anyone?). This can lead to their benching and, sometimes, their fading away into obscurity.

Euros, much like the American Dollar, have much more value in Euroland. End of story.
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