2019-2020 NBA Season

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  1. Bucky

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    Donald Sterling the former owner of the Clippers wanted to stop a trade for J.J. Reddick because he was white. This according to Doc Rivers to Fox News. He stated Sterling did not like white players and was told to nix the trade. Rivers said if the trade was not made he would quit. This is coming out in advance of a documentary about Reddick.
     
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    Forgotten player....Drazen Petrovic
    Maybe some of you’ve seen this....
    Thought I’d share/reshare


     
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    Excellent video, thanks for sharing. I was barely born when he died so I've just recently learned of his career. Big admirer of his talents and even bigger fan of his aggressive never back down attitude. Shame he was cut down before entering his prime..
     
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    On top of the jerseys we have this as well


    Sources: NBA, union plan to paint 'Black Lives Matter' on courts in Orlando
     
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    Honest question does the NBA have many white fans left? I'm sure there are plenty of damaged white cucks but their support has to be an inch deep because for all the talk of black supremacy this or that there ain't much to show for anyone other than blacks believing that nonsense.
     
  9. white lightning

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    Even though it's only in practice it's good to see this assist from Duncan Robinson to Tyler Herro. Other than the Mavs the Miami Heat are one of the best teams to watch with plenty of stars! :)

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1282091960212377609
     
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    Dallas 108 - Lakers 104 in meaningless scrimmage in Orlando. Doncic had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. Dallas plays it's first real game since the shutdown on Friday, July 31st. I can't wait for Doncic to get back at it.
     
  12. white lightning

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    Tonight was the opening night of the nba season for most of the teams. Dallas played against Houston in the battle of the super stars. Doncic/Porzingis vs Harden/Westbrook.

    The Mavs lost a heart breaker which they led most of the 2nd half but fell in overtime by a score of 153-149.

    K. Porzingis had 39 pts, 16 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block! :)
    L. Doncic was equally amazing with a triple double of 28 pts, 13 rebounds, & 10 assists!
     
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    Another close loss for the Mavs who have started out 0-2. To be honest they should have won both games but made so many mistakes. Despite the loss, it was another stellar night for the 2 all stars.

    Luka Doncic had 40 pts, 11 assists and 8 rebounds! :)
    K. Porzingis had 30 pts, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks!
     
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    That might be either the first or 2nd time for the 2 of them to hit 30 in a game. They have been really close so many times however.
     
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    That team is a joy to watch given the two white superstars as well as a few white supporting players like Kleber, Boban and JJ.

    I might dislike Cuban since he turned Democrat, but his team looks more like how every team should be comprised.
     
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    I agree with you 100%. Maxi Kleber could be a starter on many teams. He has started occasionally for the Mavs especially with some injuries to other guys. Kleber is a good player. Not an all star but
    he has alot of talent scoring, rebounding, passing and defense. Boban is amazing in what he does in such a small amount of minutes. The guy is so funny too if you ever see him in interviews.

    The closest thing in all my years of watching the nba to Doncic & Porzingis would probably be Bird & McHale with the Celtics way back in the 1980's. This dynamic duo is incredible. :)
     
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    Yeah, the mavs are who I primarily follow, for the reasons mentioned above.

    The Heat are a nice squad to follow. Good chunk of the game has three place faces on the court .

    Herro is such a smooth looking athlete and shooter.
     
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    Heat were nice to follow. But, Meyers Leonard lost his starting role (and got zero minutes) after failing to kneel for the national anthem. And, Goran Dragic left the game tonight after a knee injury.
     
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    Not only did Meyers Leonard refuse to kneel but he also had his hand over his heart like the good old days in america. It's so unfair that they are punishing him for being patriotic and possibly religion comes into play as well. What
    happened to this great country of america? All the sports and huge companies have lined up against the united states and we are very possibly headed towards socialism. Disgusting.
     
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    Disgusting, for sure. Sports as the “ultimate meritocracy” has been exposed as nothing but a political tool.
     
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    The Doncic-Porzingis White combo (mentioned above) does rank high. Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki were also Dallas teammates from 1998-2004 and oddly never played in a championship. Their teams were pretty good but the best result for them was a loss in a conference final to the Spurs in 2003. Doncic is coming off a huge game in a recent victory against the Kings where he poured in 34 points on 12-24 shooting to go along with 20 boards and 12 assists. It was only the fourth time since the NBA/ABA merger someone put up a 30/20/10 stat line.

    Porzingis is still only 25 but is still learning the nuances of the game so if he can stay injury free the upside is still high. Doncic plays more like a crafty veteran even though he is several years younger than Porzingis.

    But there are other players worth a mention beyond the headliners. Below are just a few.

    34 year old Goran Dragic continues to have a great season coming off the bench. I would hope he wins 6th man of the year. He is coming off two 20 point games (20 and 25) and still has the quickness to get into the lane. He is averaging 16.2 points a game to go along with 3.1 rebounds and 5 assists. He is still a main cog for Miami. He tweaked his ankle in their win against the Celtics but I think it is minor. As mentioned above Miami also has rising rookie Tyler Herro. Duncan Robinson ( a real sharpshooter) and Kelly Olynyk.

    Jusuf Nurkic is back with Portland and putting up big numbers. Teamed up with Zach Collins they make a good twin towers and the other night dominated the boards in their win against the small ball Rockets. Collins is in his third season but isn't progressing as fast as I would like. He still commits too many careless fouls but he is athletic. Portland has a lot of black ball hogs and back up athletic Mario Hezonja has not jelled at all with this team.

    Speaking of young developing big men the Spurs Drew Eubanks has come on as a back up. He is shooting .717% from the court and his production has seen a big jump in recent games. He backs up Jacob Poetl at the moment. Eubanks is also very athletic but was never drafted after he left Oregon State early a couple of years back. I watched a lot of his college games but have yet to see him with the Spurs. Back then I compared him to Mason Plumlee.

    Also in his second year Grayson Allen of Memphis is on his best three game stretch as a pro. Coming off the bench Allen's last three games read like this:
    15 points on 5-9 shooting
    17 points on 6-10 shooting including 5-6 from three point land
    20 points on 7-10 shooting including 6-8 from three point land

    Allen (over 40 inch vertical) is 24 and whether he becomes a star or a solid starter is still up in the air but his play in recent games are encouraging. Rome was not built in a day. Keep in mind both Nash and Dragic didn't start averaging double figures until they were 26 years old and both had been in the league over six years by that time. We always knew Allen had the athletic ability and talent to stick in the NBA. The next step is for him to move into a starter role. And who knows from there?
     
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    Thanks for the updates, I've yet to watch any MLB or NBA action since it's returned from the plandemic. Good to see Eubanks and Allen carving out roles in The League. Also nice to see Luka and Kristaps get back In the win column.

    Dragic has long been a favorite of mine. Silky smooth Lefty.
     
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