2019-2020 NBA Season

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  1. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    The Nba Preseason has been going for a few days now. I caught a little of the new look Phoenix Suns tonight in their win. We had 4 guys playing quality minutes. Jerome had 12 pts, Kaminsky 14 pts, Rubio 11 pts & 5 assists, Saric 4 pts. Not sure what the opening starting lineup will be like but all of these guys will either be starters or key stars on the team in my opinion. Rubio, and Saric or Jerome should start. Maybe all 3 with some luck.

    Saw highlites of the Miami Heat Game and even though Tyler Herro came off the bench he still lit it up and
    was the Heats leading scorer with 18 pts. They also have Dragic and Miles Leonard now. So this team could be very fun to watch. Herro is gonna be a huge star. He just has the swagger, confidence and ability to score inside or outside at will whenever he wants. Should be an all star in the near future.

    Dallas opened up but they rested Porzingis and Doncic. Klieber had a nice game. Dallas is the team to watch above all of the teams with 2 superstars from Europe than can lead them to the playoffs!

    Many other teams to keep an eye on. Should be a fun year.
     
  2. Johnny Tightlips

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    I'd love to know what went on in NBA ownership that caused the NBA to become much whiter in this decade. I suppose it is the NBA's prerogative to become the "global" sport. The influx of Euros is great but I would love to see more American whites getting a shot
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    What is your evidence that the NBA has become "much Whiter"?
     
  4. Johnny Tightlips

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    Europeans are now more than a quarter than the league. Just A decade ago, the NBA was close to 90% African American
     
  5. DWF Upside

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    Europeans Especially in basketball doesn't really mean anything. France and Germany send alot of players over but they are rarely white. Eastern Europeans and most Spaniards are the only majority white players coming over.

    Nurcic
    Jokic
    Doncic
    Bogdanovic’s
    A few more ic’s riding the pine as well.

    I like the Mavs with Doncic and Porzingis plus a few bench players. The Bulls have Maurkkinen and Sataransky. The Suns, Heat, Grizzlies, Cav’s, Nuggets, and Pacers play 2 or more whites as well.

    The NBA does a great job of spreading one white player to almost every team. Making sure to not accumulate more than a couple whites per team. The exception to this rule is seen at the trade deadline where they may get 5 or 6 white bench players sent from a playoff team to a really crappy team.

    Sour Grapes aside there are quite a few white star-ish players in the NBA despite drafting fewer and fewer white players.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    Over the past 30 years the percentage of White players has ranged from a low of 16.7% in 2011 to a high of 28% in 1991. The percentage of black players has ranged from a low of 72% in '91 to a high of 82% in '95.

    I was a little surprised there was even that much deviation. The Caste System is nothing if not predictable, both in the NBA and the NFL. The racial percentages in the NBA are still basically the same as they were 30 years ago, which defies the laws of probability not to mention common sense. But that's how the Caste System works and that's why we call it the Caste System in American sports. The increase in Euro players has resulted in fewer White Americans; it has not affected the black dominance of the league at all. The Caste System in the NBA is as strong as it ever was, stronger really when you consider how few White Americans there are now.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_ethnicity_in_the_NBA
     
  7. Old Scratch

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    Herro is definitely the steal of the draft, taken at 13th
     
  8. white lightning

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    Grayson Allen is now on the Memphis Grizzlies. On his birthday a couple of days ago he scored 18 pts off the bench. The guy should be starting. The Utah Jazz
    screwed him over and I'm hoping Memphis gives him a fair chance. He had a huge poster dunk in this game over a guy. The kid can jump out of the gym, also
    pass & shoot just as good. Allen can also play solid defense yet with his lack of a tan they don't want to play him. Hell last year he went for around 40 in one of the
    few game the Jazz played him Start this kid and let him become the star he was meant to be.
     
  9. white lightning

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    Dallas looked great crushing the OKC Thunder last night. All 3 guys we like had double figure scoing for the Mavs and they took them out early because they were up by around 30 points. Lol. On OKC Gallanari had 16 pts. I've always enjoyed watching him play.

    For the Heat it was the Tyler Hero show again. He had 23 pts and Dracic and other guys looked good too. Miami will be another fun team to watch this season.

    The Suns were lead by a strong game from Frank Kaminsky. Glad to see him playing so well along with some of the other guys like Saric, Jerome, Baynes and Rubio. Five guys
    on this Suns Team should see good minutes or at least I hope so.
     
  10. Freethinker

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    You guys have been mentioning Tyler Herro and the Heat so I decided to check them out. Even better than I thought as tonight 5 out of their 10 man rotation were heavily featured White athletes. In addition to Dragic and Herro, they have Meyers Leonard, Kelly Olynyk and Duncan Robinson. All 3 of these guys scored double figures!
     
  11. white lightning

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    Alot more teams have show improvement.

    Dallas 3 white starters and bench players.

    Phoenix 2 starters and 2 bench players with quality minutes.

    Chicago 2 starters with many bench players and Markennen is the star of the team.

    Milwaukee has 2 or 3 guys with them occasionally starting.

    Memphis with 1 or 2 starters and bench players.

    Miami with 2 starters and a few bench players. This could change to 3 starters if Dragic gets his starting position back.


    There are other teams but this is a good start for guys here who love basketball and want to give a few of these teams a chance.
    By far the best team to watch is the Dallas Mavs with 2 superstars starting and Klieber as a very good 3rd starter.
     
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  12. Freethinker

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    Thanks for the heads up on those squads. I’ll throw Atlanta (Huerter & Len), Boston (Hayward & Theis) and Brooklyn (Harris & Kurucs) as other teams with multiple starters.

    On the other hand there are teams like Philadelphia who have gone in the opposite direction and are totally unwatchable now. I won’t dwell on the coal black teams as they aren’t worth our time.
     
  13. BeyondFedUp

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    The Mavs radio broadcast is here in my part of Texas despite being hours away. I'll have to check them out this year. Nothing like throwing a wrench in the irons. Thanks for the post on those teams.
     
  14. white lightning

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    Another great video analysis of Tyler Hero. I've seen other videos and articles saying he has a good chance to win rookie of the year. I know the season hasn't started yet but this kid can play.

     
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    Media hero and designated NBA savior Zion Williamson will be out up to 8 weeks following knee surgery. Maybe there is a reason fat guys aren't supposed to jump so high?
     
  16. white lightning

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    Who cares? Out of shape, overrated and will probably be average or a bust like Greg Oden when all is said and done 10 years from now.


    The NBA Season starts tommorow night but there are only 2 games. The main night is Wed. and everyone is playing. I know I will be watching my Dallas Mavs and checking on as many games as
    time will allow. So many great players to follow this year. The NBA has gotten a little better but I am no where close to satisfied. Just happy we have more guys to root for on many teams. We also
    have guys that should be all stars for the next decade or so if the voting is fair. I won't hold my breath on that one.
     
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    The Bulls are starting Marrkanan and Sataransky tonight. The good news is that Laurri is a potential All-Star. He’s not a young Dirk good, but he is somewhat close and improving.

    They have also played Arcidiacano and Kornet early tonight in the rotation. I could care less about the number of whites on a team if they don't ever play. Let some upsiders have the floor during mop-up time and let starter whites Towel wave ,shuck and jive laughing like a hyena at there teammates. ( only affletes could pull off this sub-human behavior, but you get the point).

    Having that been said, the Bulls will probably suck. The Mavericks on the other hand have 2 Superstars on the same team and the Dirk and Nash Era 2.0 begins tonight. There is zero doubt about who the stars are. (((Cuban))) is going to have to upgrade the supporting cast affletes around these 2 though. They dont have much to work with despite Luka being on a rookie pay scale. Total mismanagement of the cap in not getting any talented dindu-nuffins.
     
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    Mavs win! The Doncic and Porzingis era is upon us. All they did was put up 34 and 23 points. They are going to have several games with 30 a piece. I cant even remember the last time thats happened.
     
  20. The Sapient

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    The Miami Heat were fun to watch. They played all five of their White athletes (PG Goran Dragic, SG Tyler Herro, SG/SF Duncan Robinson, PF/C Kelly Olynk, C Meyers Leonard) and throughout the game, they had anywhere from 3 to 4 Whites playing at a time.

    The 19 year old teenager Tyler Herro got the start in Butler’s absence and Meyers Leonard got the start at C.

    Dragic came off the bench and scored 19, while Tyler Herro finished with 14 pts in his first ever regular season NBA game.

    Solid performances all around as they start the season 1-0!
     
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    The Dallas Mavs won tonight to start the season off right. They got 34 pts & 9 rebounds from Doncic and 23 pts from Porzingis. This will be a fun team to watch all year long. Beal from the Wizards got ejected in the 4th quarter. He kept taking cheap shots at Luka Doncic. Just like on the football field, our guys in basketball need to stick together. There will be alot more of this behavior as the seaosn goes on. I like the fact that Luka did not back down at all. So much jealousy whenever there is a white superstar. Shows the pack mentality. Kleber also started for the Mavs but didn't score.

    On the other side the Wizards do play a couple of europeans. D Bertans had 7 pts and M Wagner had 13 pts.


    In the Miami Heat game they also won easily. Tyler Hero had 14 pts and 8 rebounds. Dragic had 19 pts.

    For the Pistons Luke Kennard had 30 pts off the bench leading them to the win over the Pacers. He should be starting. What an insult.
    On the Pacers side Sabonis had 27 pts and 13 rebounds while McDermott had 6 pts off the bench.

    Chicago lost a heartbreaker in Overtime. Markkanan had 35pts and 17 rebounds! Satoransky had a horrible night also starting with 2pts. Arcidiacano had 6 pts off the bench. For the Hornets
    Cody Zeller had 15 pts and 12 rebounds.

    D. Gallinari had 21 pts & 7 boards for OKC tonight in a close loss to Utah. For the Jazz Bogdanovich had 16 pts and Ingles had 7pt off the bench.
     
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  23. white lightning

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    I wish there was a like button as I would smash that like button many times. Great photo collage Sapient! :)
     
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    Thanks for the updates guys! I had sports center on in the background after the nuggets game and the only “highlights” of white players in the Miami/Memphis game were “posterizing” dunks on Jonas Valanciunas and Meyers Leonard
     

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