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#91 Feeding the Abscess

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:38 PM

Well it's official, Kobe Bryant will NOT be playing in the season opener.

He isn't even running yet. It's looking like Christmas is the likely return time.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:38 PM

The whole Kobe coming back early was so overblown haha. He'll probably come back a bit early compared to the average player, but not this early.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:02 PM

Seems like Danny Granger just can't catch a break. He's going to be out the first three weeks of the season. But the Pacers are saying that the length of time is just a precautionary measure to make sure he's physically ready given the fact that he missed pretty much all last season.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:28 PM

Well the Mavs are already in need of a new GM after parting ways with Gersson Rosas after just 3 months.

 

He was poached from the Rockets and I can vouch on how good the guy is, so I wonder what the problem was?



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:38 PM

The Mavs didn't have a GM for years. I don't think they had one since Don Nelson was the GM before Rosas came on board. Donnie runs the show with Cuban.

 

Stein is saying that they just didn't mesh. 

 

 

Edit: If someone does League Pass online, will you tell me if it is worth a damn this year. Deadspin always says that it is shit, and I don't want to throw down 130 on crap.


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#96 PimpLimp

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:04 PM

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:59 PM

The Mavs didn't have a GM for years. I don't think they had one since Don Nelson was the GM before Rosas came on board. Donnie runs the show with Cuban.

 

Stein is saying that they just didn't mesh. 

 

 

Edit: If someone does League Pass online, will you tell me if it is worth a damn this year. Deadspin always says that it is shit, and I don't want to throw down 130 on crap.

My initial reaction to the GM thing was :shock:  :shock:  :shock: !!??!!??  Kim Kardashian was almost married as long as he was with us...No big deal. He probably wasn't comfortable with how involved Donnie and Mark get into basketball decisions.

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:14 AM

So much for Rose's regular season debut. 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:18 AM

His jumper looks awkward as Fuck, I don't like it. What a terrible night.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:34 AM

My initial reaction to the GM thing was :shock:  :shock:  :shock: !!??!!??  Kim Kardashian was almost married as long as he was with us...No big deal. He probably wasn't comfortable with how involved Donnie and Mark get into basketball decisions.

 

Why don't you just get the full League Pass? Early Bird special is only 50 bucks more (until Nov 5th) and you get mobile and online free.

 

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:54 AM

I must say that I'm pretty surprised by the Lakers so far.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:15 AM

If someone does League Pass online, will you tell me if it is worth a damn this year. Deadspin always says that it is shit, and I don't want to throw down 130 on crap.

There's a free trial lasting till November 5th if you want to try it yourself.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:22 AM

I must say that I'm pretty surprised by the Lakers so far.

I would say the exact same thing but replace 'Lakers' with Clippers ... I know it's only day 1, but this looks like the same old regular season team they've been the past couple years. Doc Rivers was the biggest signing of the summer behind Dwight. I guess we'll have to give him some time but first impression didn't say much. I expected a comfortable 8-12 point win the other way. Props to the Lakers. They looked good.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:27 AM

Flop city looking exactly like Flop city.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:34 AM

Only one game, but anyone else think the Clippers should start shopping Griffin? His development has been pretty nonexistent, might be time to see what they can get for him. Still only 1 game so maybe its just season opening jitters.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

heat win, rose goes back to the losers table and doc gets beat in his season opener against what was supposed to be the lowly lakers?  good opening night.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

 

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#108 pitfallharry219

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:30 PM

Did anybody else see Norris Cole absolutely destroy Rose's ankles with his crossover?



#109 PimpLimp

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:53 PM

Did anybody else see Norris Cole absolutely destroy Rose's ankles with his crossover?

If you look at it from another angle, you can see pretty clearly that Rose got tripped up by Birdman.

 



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:58 PM

I don't think it would've mattered if Andersen had been there or not. Rose jumped to his left, and was left badly out of position.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:12 PM

How does the leg of a near 7-footer tripping up Rose not matter? The play wouldn't have looked nearly as nice if it wasn't embellished by the fact that Rose got tripped up by Andersen and fell down. 



#112 panzerfaust

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:27 PM

Rose fell for it pretty clearly, I'll concede that. The trip is what made it dramatic, though.

 

Hope he settles down as the season gets underway.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:54 PM

Andrew Bynum is active and going to play tonight.



#114 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:18 AM

Andrew Bynum is definitely rusty, but he managed to show why the Cavs signed him with a few good plays. 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:53 AM

Rose fell for it pretty clearly, I'll concede that. The trip is what made it dramatic, though.

 

Hope he settles down as the season gets underway.

 

Rose looks about a step slow, hopefully it'll get better as the season goes on.


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#116 panzerfaust

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:44 AM

the 76ers, wow.


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#117 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:05 AM

The Cavs played quite well to beat the Nets to open the season. Having quality depth is huge for this team.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:24 AM

I knew it was gonna be a tough game tonight but Harden and Howard took that 4th quarter over. Howard especially just looked fantastic, he put up 17 pts. 26 rbs.

 

Howard and Asik alone out-rebounded the Bobcats 40-37.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:46 AM

Andrew Bynum reminded me of Oliver Miller.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:15 AM

The Pelicans' new mascot, Pierre the Pelican....

 

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