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  • EXPOSING HORRIBLE 90'S NBA DEFENSES
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  • If the Mavericks end up winning this game, they could close the gap on the Rockets and the Thunder who are currently 1.5 games ahead of them.

    But they didn't. They choked it away when they couldn't manage to box out RoCobop, the one dude on the floor whose entire game is built on defense.
  • That has been towards the top of my list of criticisms of the NBA. Along with traveling and not being allowed your space as a defender.
  • After I moved to Israel many years ago, I started watching Euroleague basketball. (Yes, Israeli soccer and basketball teams play in Europe and not Asia.) And I came to like it more than the NBA.

    When I think of the NBA, it seems like every team has the one superstar. Everyone just gives him the ball for him to score. Rinse and repeat. It gets boring.

    But when I watch the "worse" Euroleague play, it seems more interesting and strategic. Barely anyone is a "superstar," so everyone on a team plays as equals. There is more teamwork and passing and strategy and such. And the point totals are a lot lower.

    I still hate the last ten seconds takes ten minutes in any country.
  • Can't blame them for not wanting to drag Covid up and down the court for 48 minutes.
  • Remember in 1992, when I quit watching the NBA, Pepperidge Farm remembers.
  • Remember when the NBA wasn't a scripted farce? Pepperidge Farms remembers

    /Fixed for subby
  • Two things

    Harden 4 fouls early in first half. Easily should have fouled out, either through offensive or his swipes,

    Harden got a foul call literally diving inton2 people, one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen, how do you defend that? He shot 21 free throws, the only way to play defense if they keep awarding him those calls is to not play

    https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/stat​u​s/1289407259253014528?s=20

    This is easily one of the most ridiculous things i have seen

    Harden ran FB dive 😅 pic.twitter.com/k11yhvZQ10
    - SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 1, 2020
  • WillofJ2: Two things

    Harden 4 fouls early in first half. Easily should have fouled out, either through offensive or his swipes,

    Harden got a foul call literally diving inton2 people, one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen, how do you defend that? He shot 21 free throws, the only way to play defense if they keep awarding him those calls is to not play

    https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/statu​s/1289407259253014528?s=20

    This is easily one of the most ridiculous things i have seen

    Harden ran FB dive 😅 pic.twitter.com/k11yhvZQ10
    - SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 1, 2020


    Giannis is getting away with fouling everyone he can after he gets his 5th, because the NBA told the refs to not foul him out any game, and other teams are now calling the NBA out over it.
  • Hell, I remember when NBA players were able to be the co-pilots on airliners.

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  • bostonguy: After I moved to Israel many years ago, I started watching Euroleague basketball. (Yes, Israeli soccer and basketball teams play in Europe and not Asia.) And I came to like it more than the NBA.

    When I think of the NBA, it seems like every team has the one superstar. Everyone just gives him the ball for him to score. Rinse and repeat. It gets boring.

    But when I watch the "worse" Euroleague play, it seems more interesting and strategic. Barely anyone is a "superstar," so everyone on a team plays as equals. There is more teamwork and passing and strategy and such. And the point totals are a lot lower.


    "Did you explain the Israelis strong fundamentals make up for a lack of dunking?"
    "Yes, they just laughed"
  • whither_apophis: bostonguy: After I moved to Israel many years ago, I started watching Euroleague basketball. (Yes, Israeli soccer and basketball teams play in Europe and not Asia.) And I came to like it more than the NBA.

    When I think of the NBA, it seems like every team has the one superstar. Everyone just gives him the ball for him to score. Rinse and repeat. It gets boring.

    But when I watch the "worse" Euroleague play, it seems more interesting and strategic. Barely anyone is a "superstar," so everyone on a team plays as equals. There is more teamwork and passing and strategy and such. And the point totals are a lot lower.

    "Did you explain the Israelis strong fundamentals make up for a lack of dunking?"
    "Yes, they just laughed"


    In Europe they are playing basketball, in the US we are playing showboatbasketball.
  • whither_apophis: bostonguy: After I moved to Israel many years ago, I started watching Euroleague basketball. (Yes, Israeli soccer and basketball teams play in Europe and not Asia.) And I came to like it more than the NBA.

    When I think of the NBA, it seems like every team has the one superstar. Everyone just gives him the ball for him to score. Rinse and repeat. It gets boring.

    But when I watch the "worse" Euroleague play, it seems more interesting and strategic. Barely anyone is a "superstar," so everyone on a team plays as equals. There is more teamwork and passing and strategy and such. And the point totals are a lot lower.

    "Did you explain the Israelis strong fundamentals make up for a lack of dunking?"
    "Yes, they just laughed"


    See wnba, a product they bending over backwards to promote and seem to have the most entitled athletes alive
  • ClavellBCMI: WillofJ2: Two things

    Harden 4 fouls early in first half. Easily should have fouled out, either through offensive or his swipes,

    Harden got a foul call literally diving inton2 people, one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen, how do you defend that? He shot 21 free throws, the only way to play defense if they keep awarding him those calls is to not play

    https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/statu​s/1289407259253014528?s=20

    This is easily one of the most ridiculous things i have seen

    Harden ran FB dive 😅 pic.twitter.com/k11yhvZQ10
    - SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 1, 2020

    Giannis is getting away with fouling everyone he can after he gets his 5th, because the NBA told the refs to not foul him out any game, and other teams are now calling the NBA out over it.


    the giannis hip punch was a foul. He committed an action to displace a screen, I hated that, but still too many people get away with the garnett sliding screen

    The smart call is hard, I see it both ways, with the way gainnis plays it actually gives people time to get under him when he was controlled, was smart set or did he enter the landing zone of a player already committed to the air, smarts reputation doesn't help,

    The odd part of this argument is lebron james, i don't know that I have seen a player of his level seemingly so "disrespected" then the other night.
  • Yes.  It was  a boring slow grinding plodding snoozefest with the viewer numbers to match.

    I'm old enough to remember getting the NBA Finals on tape delay.  Tape Delay.
  • Snapper Carr: Yes.  It was  a boring slow grinding plodding snoozefest with the viewer numbers to match.

    I'm old enough to remember getting the NBA Finals on tape delay.  Tape Delay.


    That explains why some think players scored less often back then
  • Snapper Carr: Yes.  It was  a boring slow grinding plodding snoozefest with the viewer numbers to match.

    I'm old enough to remember getting the NBA Finals on tape delay.  Tape Delay.


    160 combined at half time. Allows for more amazing moments and yelling at the screen, but makes the outcome suck,

    The Portland game was great looked like a true fight,

    This Miami Denver game has been fun to watch
  • Basketball would be so much better if they allowed contact. You don't want someone slapping your arms while you shoot? Then get open. You want to drive to the net? Go for it but be ready to knock over a few guys on your way.
  • 1983 called, wants its headline back

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  • Defense wins championships...but offense sells tickets and merchandise.
  • KC Dutchman: Defense wins championships...but offense sells tickets and merchandise.


    Too bad nobody is buying tickets.
  • Teams that outscored their opponents are champions* to me
  • SoupGuru: Basketball would be so much better if they allowed contact. You don't want someone slapping your arms while you shoot? Then get open. You want to drive to the net? Go for it but be ready to knock over a few guys on your way.


    They allow contact the problem will always be the consistency at which it is called,

    A fear years ago they were supposed to rule out the flops and the offensive initiatiaed contact fouls, they just seemingly never apply it to come people
  • Some wise soul mentioned it ~ and didn't travel.

    Just start NBA games tied at 100 -100, roll the ball out and play for two minutes.
  • Gangster of Boats: 1983 called, wants its headline back

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    This was when Paul Westhead was the head coach of the Nuggets. His philosophy was if you've had the ball in your possession for 3 seconds and you haven't taken a shot, you're holding on to it too long. 48 minutes of full throttle fast break offense. When he was the coach of Loyola Marymount, his style of offense put a couple opponents players in the hospital.
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