2017 NBA playoffs

Discussion in 'NBA' started by Shadowlight, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Shadowlight

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    One gigantic yawn. This pompous League has done so many things wrong the last several years I don't know where to start. They run an owner out of the League because he made a couple of racy comments in a private conversation no less making the NBA think of itself as some bastion of moral rightness. Give me a break. You have star players resting willy-nilly throughout the year. You have teams tanking like never before for draft positioning. Whereas the final games of the season should mean something as teams battle for playoff spots sadly the opposite occurred. The Miami Heat led by Groan Dragic, played their hearts out as their second half surge got them in playoff position. They won their last game in brave fashion only to see the two teams playing the teams they were battling for the final playoff position lay down and play dead basically letting the Bulls and Pacers slink into the playoffs. What a damn joke. Compromising the integrity of the game but in this half ass fake league no one seems to care. As the stacked Warriors head into the playoffs as a clear favorite there are a few guys ( emphasis on FEW) we like here to root for but overall is anyone here at caste excited about these playoffs? The media's weird infatuation with Russell Westbrook is sickening enough and I know a lot of white fans who have abandoned the NBA years ago but everything about this league feels so half dead and rotten these days. I think the NHL has a much better product these days but the media especially ESPN are in the back pockets of the NBA so there you have it. BOO is the only word I can think of when I think of the current NBA.
     
  2. Carolina Speed

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    The answer is NO! I've almost moved on to MLB, but I might pay some attention to Washington, Sunday as they added Bogdanovic to Gortat and had been playing Jason Smith more lately. As you know three white men getting ample playing time is rare! I guess we can look to Cleveland and Love/Korver to win. Utah and Hayward/Joe Ingles to beat LAC, even though I like Redick, Hayward is the only clear white leader of a playoff team. Milwaukee/Toronto, a trade off as they only have one player getting playing time, Dellavedova/Valanciunas, I think. I'll look to the other games maybe, tomorrow or Sunday.
     
  3. DixieDestroyer

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    I'd totally ignore the Yo.B.A, but my middle son is a ball player & loosely follows the NBA (Kyle Korver is favorite). He knows about the caste system & thinks it's cool how y'all post the White players stats. ;)
     
  4. Carolina Speed

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    Marc Gasol 25 first half points for the Grizzlies!
    Kevin Love 17 points in Cleveland's one point win.
    Utah vs. LA Clippers later tonight.
     
  5. white lightning

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    Marc Gasol is as good as any big man in the nba in my honest opinion on offense and defense. Total player.


    I'm actually gonna watch the Jazz/Clippers Game. Should be entertaining featuring some of our guys.
     
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  6. Riggins44

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    I didn't realize Joe Ingles is a white man. Now I have a little more interest in the Jazz. So pathetic that Hayward and basically one other white player in the rotation constitutes a "white friendly" team in the NBA in this day and age. Withey should get more playing time if Gobert is out with an injury. How we all long for a team like the 80's Celtics, though I highly doubt You Know Who will allow such a team to exist anytime in the near future.

    The Wizards are actually a team to root for in the playoffs since they will play Gortat, Bogdanovich, Smith, and maybe even Satoransky in the game against Atlanta today. But by and large I am rapidly losing interest in the NBA.
     
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  7. Deceptive Speed

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    Dang man yeah Jingle Joe from down under has been a great sixth man for the Jazz this season. Earlier this season he was leading the league for 3 point percentage, much more than a shooter though. I noticed in some of his highlights he operates as a PG or point forward.
     
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  8. Jack Lambert

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    Yawn. The NHL playoffs are on and there has been some exciting finishes, MLB is going, and also the PGA Tour is starting to get into full swing. It's also nice outside, with the weather warming up. I see no reason to watch the NBA playoffs, besides maybe Hayward.
     
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  9. The Sapient

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    "Every cloud has a silver lining."

    For what it's worth (not counting playing time), from a racial demographics perspective, the Oklahoma City Thunders have 7 whites on their roster and the Atlanta Hawks have 6 whites.

    Oklahoma City Thunders:
    Álex Abrines
    Steven Adams
    Nick Collison
    Enes Kanter
    Doug McDermott
    Domantas Sabonis
    Kyle Singler

    Atlanta Hawks:
    José Calderón
    Mike Dunleavy
    Kirk Hinrich
    Ersan Ilyasova
    Ryan Kelly
    Mike Muscala

    Players to root for that are either starting or active in the rotation: Gordon Hayward, Marc Gasol, Paul Gasol, Kevin Love, JJ Reddick, Kyle Korver, Joe Ingles, Jonas Valančiūnas, Ryan Anderson, Kelly Olynyk, Zaza Pachulia, Manu Ginóbili, Nikola Mirotić, Paul Zipser, David Lee, Mike Muscala, Ersan İlyasova, Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, Domantas Sabonis, Marcin Gortat, Bojan Bogdanović

    Inactive due to injury: Chandler Parsons

    Least playoff team to root for: Indiana Pacers (0 whites)

    Every other playoff team has a couple of white athletes on their rosters, heck, even the Washington Wizards have 5 whites.
     
  10. icsept

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    Jason Smith was getting a lot of minutes for the Wizards yesterday. But, he went down with a knee injury and I haven't heard the extent of the injury.
     
  11. Carolina Speed

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    Love, 27/11 in Cleveland's win over Indiana.
     
  12. Deceptive Speed

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    Pretty sure Kirk Hinrich isn't on the Hawks roster, probably thinking about retirement. Good right up though.
     
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    He isn't...but was. ;-)
     
  14. Carolina Speed

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    Jazz lose to the Clippers. Hayward 20points
    Bulls beat Celtics. German Paul Zipser 16 points/ Mirotic 13
    Celtics: Olynyk 11/7
    Toronto over Milwaukee: Valanciunas, TOR, 10/10
     
  15. Deceptive Speed

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    Sure in the hell was lol
     
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    Smith and Gortat getting the start tonight for Washington with Bogdanovic coming off the bench.
     
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    I am flipping between this and the Caps game. When I turned this game on the first time there were 5 white men on the court; 3 for Atlanta and 2 for Washington.
     
  18. white lightning

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    The Utah Jazz blew a huge game at home tonight. They had a good lead in the 4th quarter until a 13-0 run sent them to another loss. They are now down 2 games to 1 to the Clippers. Gordon Hayward was sensational with 41 points but he didn't get enough support from the rest of his team. The Jazz were also a little sloppy from the free throw line late in the game. They have to win game 4 at home if they are gonna have any chance to win this series. Hope they can bounce back from a heartbreaking loss!
     
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    41 for Hayward yet no mention of him on ESPN, more importantly they keep showing the weak ass highlight of Blake Griffin stubbing his toe after a routine layup.
     
  20. Riggins44

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    The total ignoring of white players in highlight pieces on BSPN is par for the course.
     
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