2017-18 NBA Season

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  1. MrPoon

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    I didn't notice, but I asked because he had a MONSTER dunk last night.
     
  2. icsept

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    Apparently Steven Adams is 50/50 European and Polynesian. He has a European name and seems to have inherited more of his 6'11" European father's genes. He does have the Poly/tribal tattoos. He's from New Zealand, which is a primarily (75%) European country. Bottom line, for what it's worth I would include him in the White player stats.
     
  3. Carolina Speed

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    Last night stats:
    Bertans, SAS: 28, Little used PF saves the game for San Antonio. Amazing what whitey can do when given an opportunity!
    Jokic, DEN: 22/12/11, nice triple/double
    Valanciunas, TOR: 21/13
    Korver, CLE: 19/5 ast.
    Sabonis, IND: 17/10
    Bogdanovic, IND: 11
    Bogdanovic, SAC: 16/5/5
    Markkanen, CHI: 16
    Ilyasova, ATL: 13/13
    Harris, BKN: 12/6
     
  4. Riggins44

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    Adams' mother is (was) Tongan and his father is English. So, he is 1/2 White.

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  5. Carolina Speed

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    Last nights stats:
    Markkanen, CHI: 33/10. Not bad for the 20 year old rookie. ROY!
    Porzingis, NYK: 24/6
    Kanter, NYK: 15/7
    McDermott NYK 11
    Gasol, MEM: 21/10/7
    Rubio, UTA: 21
    Ingles, UTA 10/6/5
    Dragic, MIA: 20/9ast./3 rebs.
    Olynyk MIA: 11
    Sabonis, IND: 18/7
    Bogdanovic, IND:15/6
    Nowitzki, DAL: 19
    Barea, DAL: 12/6/5
    Kennard, DET:13/6
     
  6. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    Markkenen has been sensational.

    Good to see Porzingis and Kanter both playing very well.

    As I always say ....Long Live King Nowitzki.
     
  7. jacknyc

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    The Europeans are making their mark.
    Meanwhile, white American basketball players of distinction are almost extinct.
     
  8. MrPoon

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    Sixers blew a 20 point lead, mostly because overhyped Embiid turned the ball over at least 9 times and missed about 12 shots! Wasted Riddick's great night in front of a London crowd.
     
  9. Carolina Speed

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    Last nights stats:
    Gasol, MEM: 22/11
    Love, CLE: 21/10
    Nurkic, POR: 19/5
    Anderson, HOU: 18/7
    Porzingis, NYN: 17/10
    Kanter, NYK: 16/12
    Kaminsky,CHA: 16
    Jurkic, DEN: 14/7
    Sabonis, IND: 12/15. Is Sabonis considered American, since he was born here? His father Arvydas is Lithuanian. Dumb question?
    Gortat, WAS: 12/11
     
  10. Riggins44

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    I don't know about Sabonis. I haven't heard him speak. I think he grew up in Europe.
     
  11. CrazyFinn

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    I would include Steve Adams' stats from now on. I bet the rest of the players and fans see him as white as well.

    Here's Ryan Anderson's monster dunk from last night:

     
  12. Riggins44

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    Ha! Awesome...
     
  13. Carolina Speed

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    Will the influx of Europeans create an avenue for future white American born players to enter the league? The sons of Europeans?
    His Bio says he was born in Portland. Maybe his father moved back to Lithuania when he retired?
     
  14. Riggins44

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    Yes, he was born in Portland. i'm not sure where he grew up. According to Wikipedia "Despite being only a 16-year-old, on September 5, 2012, Sabonis debuted for Unicaja Málaga against Cibona Zagreb.[3] He was later loaned to Clínicas Rincón for the 2012–13 season. He returned to Málaga for the 2013–14 season and debuted in the Liga ACB on October 13, 2013,[4] becoming the youngest Unicaja player to debut in the ACB (17 years, 5 months and 10 days)."

    So he played for a Spanish team before he went to Gonzaga, but he could have played for them if he grew up in the States or in Europe.
     
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  15. white lightning

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    I count Sabonis as american. You do an outstanding job carolinaspeed. I love your updates!

    That dunk by "Flying" Ryan Anderson was incredible. He brought it up with some anger. I didn't
    know he had those kind of hops. Great vertical leap and he is a very talented all around bball player!
     
  16. Carolina Speed

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    Awesome highlight of Anderson's dunk. Thanks CrazyFinn.
    Thank you WL for the encouragement.
    Last nights stats:
    Jokic, DEN: 23/9/7
    Markkanen, CHI: 19
    Mirotic, CHI: 16/6
    Bertans, SAS: 18
    Gortat, WAS: 16/13
    Adams, OKC: 14/11
    Bogdanovic, SAC: 13/5 ast.
    Valanciunas, TOR: 12/9
     
  17. celticdb15

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    Sam Dekker sighting last night! 13pts and 5reb in 19 minutes.
     
  18. Carolina Speed

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    Pat Connaughton sighting as well. 18 points/3 assists
    Porzingis, NYK: 25/6
    Kanter, NYK: 18/10
    Dragic, MIA: 25
     
  19. Deceptive Speed

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    Here's another underdog for y'all! Lakers PG/SG 6'6 Alex Caruso who went undrafted out of Texas A&M is turning himself into a legit NBA piece. Tonight he only produced 4pts and 2 assists in 13 mins, but his ability to control the game is earining him more playing time.
    And he's got serious Hops too, check out this Dunk!!

     
  20. Carolina Speed

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    NICE! Thank you, DS!
    Last nights stats:
    Porzingis, NYK: 26/9
    McDermott, NYK: 13
    Dragic, MIA: 22/9/5 rebs.
    Olynyk, MIA: 21/8 ast.
    Ilyasova, ATL: 20
    Mirotic, CHI: 18/5
    Markkanen, CHI: 17/9
    McConnell, PHI: 18/8/6 rebs.
    Redick, PHI: 15
    Saric, PHI: 11
    Love, CLE: 17/7
    Gasol, MEM: 17/7
    Sabonis, IND: 15/8
    Adams, OKC: 13/13
    Bogdanovic, SAC: 13
    Anderson, HOU: 12
     
  21. white lightning

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    What a dunk! Nice find bro.

    Great games by many of our favorites. I really like watching the Sixers, Knicks, Bulls and the Heat of late.
    It seems like many of our guys are getting a chance to shine. Great to see. Hope it continues.
     
  22. icsept

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    More black on white crime in the NBA. Orlando’s Aaron Aflalo threw a wild sucker punch at T-Wolves’ Nemanja Bjelica’s head. Bjelica immediately put Afflalo in a headlock, effectively ending the “fight”. Both players were ejected.

     
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  23. Riggins44

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    Here it is:

    Afflalo just started throwing punches at Bjelica all of a sudden, it looks like out of the blue. He should be suspended for multiple games.
     
  24. icsept

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    ESPN bottom line says Afflalo and Bjelica ejected after “exchanging punches.” Blatant misrepresentation. Just like they continue to refer to the Portis and Mirotic fight as if both players were fighting.
     
  25. Dehbashi

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    Man is this TNB or what? Not enough of being idiots during the game but afterwards going into the opposing teams locker room. At least Trevor Ariza and Chris Paul should be suspended. Ariza for obviously being the main instigator and Paul for taking the Rockets there since it is obvious he knew the back entrance.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22116253/houston-rockets-push-la-clippers-locker-room
     

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