2018-19 NBA Season

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  1. Riggins44

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    I agree. Connaughton has been a compelling player to watch since he was at Notre Dame. Incredible leaper, good shooter, fantastic rebounder for a guard. And Collins has excellent mobility and leaping ability for a seven-footer, as well as being a good outside shooter and shot blocker. Those two would make a Milwaukee -Portland final semi-watchable.
     
  2. Deceptive Speed

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    Game 1 of the Portland vs Golden State series was tonight as GS won 116 to 94 :(. The Blazers still showed positive signs tonight as C Enes Kanter played did a good Nurkic impression (12 pts, 16 rbs), while 2nd yr PF Zach Collins emerged as a defensive anchor with (8 pts, 5 rbs, 2 blks). Collins proofed to be the x-factor late in the series vs Jokic and co, with a dominate defensive game 6 (14 pts, 5 rbs, and 4 blks!) and game 7 (8 pts, 6 rbs, and 5 blks)!!!

    The Warriors played 2 whites over stretches tonight, with Defensive C Andrew Bogut 7'1 260 starting and doing a little bit of everything (4 pts, 4 rbs, 2 stls, and 1 blk). The other pale face PF Jonas Jerebko seems to have worked his way back into the rotation playing 16 mins for (9 pts, 5 rbs).
     
  3. Deceptive Speed

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    Good news as some of you on here don't support Portland's C Enes Kanter (I actually do), as C/PF Meyers Leonard started game 3 scoring 16 pts 4 assts and 4 rbs in 31 mins! Leonard should remain with the starters with his ability to light it up from 3, and back-up PF/C Zach Collins had another solid game with 6 pts 8 rbs and 1 blk.
     
  4. Shadowlight

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    Whether it be the announcing crew of Mike Breen with Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy or Marv Albert with Chris Webber and Reggie Miller I have been struck by their caste free tone throughout the playoffs. They aren't hesitant to hand out praise to the white players and in general they have made watching what is still mainly a black dominated event tolerable. The insights have been keen as well.

    And Charles Barkley to his credit like him or not doesn't trade in caste talk.

    Forgetting the caste riddled ESPN morning shows I get this sense that the NBA recognizes that a non white NBA isn't particularly appealing to the majority of fans. In a culture that seems to emphasize diversity ( albeit it is skewed towards non white races) it seems reasonable to think that diverse NBA teams with black and white players gelling together is a look that spells diversity in action. On paper at least. Maybe I am hedging my bets too far here? Ha.

    Unlike MLB which is in full retreat or the NFL which is clearly segregating races by position by excluding whites from outside WRs, DBs and RBs, the NBA might be turning a small corner. The operative term is might.

    Can't get ahead of myself and sadly the next couple of drafts seem black heavy on the top. And the pipeline like in football is stuffed to the gills in black prospects.

    But after a few years in the wilderness I think the style of play in the NBA is becoming more accessible again and certain meter readings on white player participation has moved the needle slightly in a more favorable direction.

    In what will be a close race it is still anticipated that Luka Doncic will win the Rookie Of The Year award just nipping out Trae Young. Dirk Nowitzki elevated the Mavericks to top contender so the important career arc that Doncic needs to take is to start winning.

    Only time will tell what the future holds for the NBA in the next few years in terms of caste. There is still a great need for more white stars and hopefully soon a white superstar. But at least I feel a little better about things today than I did three years ago. One small step at a time I guess.

    For instance the three Portland players Deceptive Speed mentions above is the reason I will watch tonight's game.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    Amazing isn't it, that we have actually influenced the way the corporate media talks about and covers White athletes, a miracle in and of itself, and yet the CF site itself is barely alive most of the time. I can't think of any other aspect of society in which at least a bit of pro-White progress has been made, and yet Caste Football generally is luck to have two dozen posts a day most of the time. It's very, very disappointing to me as the founder and admin of this site; we should be trying to keep up with the new posts every day but of course the opposite is the case. Even most of the registered posters who come by the site seem to have little to say anymore. Sorry for the rant, but I'm just saying what I feel.
     
  6. Leonardfan

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    It is a slow time of year with the site geared towards football. I do share your frustations. Hopefully site traffic will experience and up tick again when football season comes around.
     
  7. TwentyTwo

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    Meyers Leonard 25 points in the 1st Half! 10 for 12 FG's ....5 three pointers + Dunk & alley oop to Collins for the Dunk! Sorry Jusef Nurkic snapped his leg toward end of the season. Almost as good as Jokic.

    I notice that too Shadowlight ...Barkley ; Miller & co. have been complimenting the White players on a regular basis!

    Heck a few years ago Micheal Irvin said "Andrew Luck is a better Athlete than y'all give him credit for". White people tend to eat their own kind...whether it's closet jealousy bec they were unathletic in HS PE; therefore no White's can ever be good athletes. Or they stick to the script...

    I aplogize for not posting more Don..it's been Ebb n Flow ...but did Start 2019 Defensive Backs thread this evening.
     
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  8. Riggins44

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    I have watched almost no NBA basketball this year, including the playoffs. I just checked out BSPN and saw that Portland is up by 4 points at halftime to GS, but are down 3-0 in the series. Myers Leonard got the start tonight. He has played 16 minutes, and his line is: 25 points, 4 rebounds, 10-12 from the field, 5-6 from 3. Gee, maybe they should have played him more earlier in the series? Maybe they now wouldn't be down 3-0? Nah, they gotta play the REAL athletes.
     
  9. icsept

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    Meyers Leonard drops 25 points in the 1st half against the Warriors, on 10/12 shooting, including 5/6 on threes. The all black halftime crew of Paul pierce, jalen rose, and Chauncey billups couldn’t stop laughing about it.

    I’m wondering if he’ll get the opportunities (minutes and shots) to continue his success in the second half.
     
  10. Riggins44

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    The most likely scenario is: the real athletes get their panties in a wad because the white player took some of the spotlight away from them, they take him out and let the real athletes play and take all the shots, and then they lose this game and get swept in the series.
     
  11. icsept

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    well, Leonard played 19 minutes in the 2nd half, but only got 2 shots.
     
  12. white lightning

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    The Warriors just won in overtime 119-117. Tough loss for the Blazers but Miles Leonard had 30 pts to show he can play. Collins had 10 pts. Even though they got swept, it was to a world
    championship team and at least they showed heart. Maybe get a few more Leonard type players and nexst year will be better. Hard to believe how good Golden State is even without Durant. They
    to me do one thing really good similar to San Antonio. They play team basketball and for the most part our unselfish. They might be better with Durant not playing as he takes so many shots.
     
  13. Don Wassall

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    The Eastern Conference Finals features two players who could be considered the NBA’s best in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard, a team that posted the league’s best record and point differential (Milwaukee Bucks) and a grizzled opponent looking to make their first NBA Finals (Toronto Raptors).

    None of that seems to be a compelling draw for the average viewer in the United States, however.

    The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch detailed that Game 2 between the Bucks and Raptors averaged 4.39 million viewers on TNT, down 48 percent year-over-year from when the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers squared off against the Boston Celtics in 2018.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/raptors-bucks-eastern-conference-finals-ratings-011932974.html
     

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