2021 NBA Playoffs

Discussion in 'NBA' started by Phall, May 17, 2021.

  1. DWF Upside

    DWF Upside Mentor

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2014
    Messages:
    670
    Agreed completely, Porzingis has not found a way to fit in with the offense. Him and Luka have never gelled. I dont come here to simply be some “cheerleader” of all white athletes.

    Luka and KP are complete opposites. When they first teamed up, no one knew who would be the superstar. If anything it was a slight KP lean.

    Luka has always made sure to freeze KP out at key times to make sure everyone knew whose team it was. He is creative and talented enough to do this in a way that most wouldn't notice. But he seems like a typical superstar kid raised on stats, and fancy plays as a defining measure of success. This also makes him a great player so its a bit of a necessary evil.
    I’ll stop the diatribe early, but the big point is they dont play well together. Was hoping once it was determined that it was Luka’s team he would be more likely to feed KP and build him up. That never happened though and I dont think Luka will ever win a championship under the current system but will put up monster stats and highlight reel plays for the next decade. Yes he won in Euroleague but he is a terrible teammate who will only have a chance with 4 perfectly complimentary beta players ( who most likely do not exist in the NBA).
     
  2. icsept

    icsept Master

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,604
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I’m calling ******** on this rash of incidents of fans throwing things and making racist statements to NBA players. These seem like contrived events, involving star players, for some agenda. Now all the athletes and sports media get on their soap box criticizing fans. I hope they destroy their sport, because without fans, there is no NBA. Absolutely NOBODY feels a shred of sympathy for these multi-millionaires with their giant egos and thin skin.
     
  3. DWF Upside

    DWF Upside Mentor

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2014
    Messages:
    670
    Dude with the Garnett jersey in Boston appeared to be straight out of “central casting”.
     
  4. El Gringo

    El Gringo Guru

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2021
    Messages:
    336
    If I were Luka i wouldn’t pass the ball Kristaps either. Despite being 7’3 and a freak athlete he is content on taking jump shots over point guards on the block. He also is of no help in the defensive side and regularly leaves the lane wide open for dunks. I’m not trying to bag on Kristaps (Hardaway and Finney Smith have also sucked the last 2 games) and maybe he and Luka aren’t a fit but he has played soft this series. He has the skills to be dominant but doesn’t have the killer instinct to win. Luka has 1 or 2 players draped all over all game and is fouled every play but still has the fire in his belly.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2021
  5. icsept

    icsept Master

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,604
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    And now he’s being charged with Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon (Dasani water bottle). Just absurd fodder for the 24/7 sports news cycle.
     
  6. El Gringo

    El Gringo Guru

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2021
    Messages:
    336
    Its very absurd! The headline is “bottle thrown at Kyrie” not plastic water bottle lofted Prima Donna, multimillionaire Kyrie. The white guy with a Garnett jersey is obviously a cuck but how can the media and Irving blame him for being racist? It’s also absurd that a Dasani water bottle can be called a deadly weapon. If a “white supremacist” somehow kidnapped Irving and beat him about the head and body with a plastic bottle for a week straight he would be in no danger of death. I doubt he would even have a bruise.
     
  7. Old Scratch

    Old Scratch Mentor

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    They played well last season in the bubble, and in the playoffs until Porzingis was yet again injured.

    This season Porzingis had a bad attitude, and that's on him, not Doncic.

    Porzingis statistically plays much better and more efficient playing with Doncic. He jacks up more shots when Doncic sits but they aren't good looks. Porzingis has no basketball moves, can't back anyone down, constantly gets bodied by smaller guards. He doesn't even shoot that accurately, and it's hard to call him a "stretch 5" when the centers don't bother to guard him out on the perimeter. He is also no longer a rim protector which is the biggest issue with him in this series.

    Doncic can play with another star, Porzingis is not that star and just hasn't been that good this year. I always thought Markkenen was a better fit with Doncic before the Porzingis trade. He wants to play with the Mavericks so maybe they will manage to snag him and turn his career around.
     
  8. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    5,305
    Absurd for sure..But these DWFs need to smarten up. Can't insult the chosen people's shock troopers. Meanwhile in any city in America with a Black presence, the streets run wild.
     
  9. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Messages:
    18,236
    Not sure who the bigger bozo is - that Kylie Irving bum who lacks any sort of self awareness or the idiotic DWFs. It’s a shame the fans don’t wake up and start asking the million dollar question.
     
  10. Old Scratch

    Old Scratch Mentor

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    I think it was two seasons ago that two fans were banned and the season ticket holder they bought the tickets from had his tickets canceled and was banned too, all for mouthing "**** you bitch" to Isaiah Thomas, the opposing player even after they apologized when he confronted them in the stands he still pressed the issue



    Eternal malcontents. Even when they're being paid absurd amounts of money to play a game they still feel like they are victims and oppressed.
     
  11. icsept

    icsept Master

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,604
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    And the psyop continues. A fan just runs on the court and gets tackled at the 76ers v Wizards game.
     
  12. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    5,305
    Yup seems the message is clear. In unison everyone is calling for harsher punishments for the DWFs. If only we could hold other certain groups responsible for their actions.
     
  13. Old Scratch

    Old Scratch Mentor

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,053
    Serves them right for putting their passion into a sports corporation that only values their pocketbooks, if even that.
     
  14. DWF Upside

    DWF Upside Mentor

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2014
    Messages:
    670
    That might all be trur
    That might all be true present day, no disagreement his head isnt in the game and his confidence is non-existent. Luka is a cocky Pyschopath, he could miss 20 in a row, get roasted by fans and ((( media))) and it would effect him at all. KP is more of an antisocial lone wolf that let (((NY))) mess with his mind. The initial conditions of Luka freezing him out at the beginning in order to establish dominance has messed with him. He wants to be the lone star, now that its established a sidekick Robin might be found to help him, but I doubt it. KP needs to go play 2nd fiddle somewhere else, he is still extremely talented.
     
  15. DWF Upside

    DWF Upside Mentor

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2014
    Messages:
    670
    Grayson Allen is having a good game tonight. Really hope him and the the big center can upset Utah. Watching the Jazz brings back memories of the beginning of this giant psy op.

    Rudy Gobert first mocked the Corona, then the USA used their 15 or so magical tests on some NBA players. Where did these tests came from, made, distributed etc? Dont sweat the details, next Rudy caught the corona and the media was silent leading you to think he died from the Corona much like Tom Hanks and later Boris Johnson. Who even writes these globalists scripts? Jews must have had to do it themselves.
     
  16. El Gringo

    El Gringo Guru

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2021
    Messages:
    336
    I’m not going to bag on Porzingis anymore because white guys catch enough heat but, how can u call Doncic psychotic? The guy shoots 47.9 from the field (ahead trae young, James Harden, Kristaps Porzingis, Paul George, Ja Morant,Damion Lillard etc.) despite having to take very difficult shots with players hanging on him. He also averages 8.6 assists per game. Luka and Jockic are the only white players in the league that have the green light to shoot anytime they want. He should be shooting more and give Porzingis more opportunities for offensive rebounds.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2021
  17. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    14,053
    Let's hope Dallas can play better in the next few games. We also need to see Denver get back on track. If they lose in the first round, the critics will again push for Jokic to not win the MVP. We all know they don't like a white guy
    winning the NBA MVP. It was no different when Dirk Nowitzki won it and also Steve Nash who won it twice. They hate to write positive press about our guys.

    I do like the idea of Lauri Markkennen on the Mavs if they could find a way to trade for him in the off season. He would be an incredible fit and the Bulls might let him go since the Mavs are a west coast team.

    So here's to hoping for the Mavs, Nuggets and Hawks to all win their series. They are by far the best teams to root for here on this board.
     
  18. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    5,305
    Celtics are about to get bounced. Pritchard looked good in his limited action. Bucks Vs Nets should be a good one. Disappointed no Donte D for Milwaukee..
     
  19. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    14,053
    I didn't get to see the game but it was a nail biter. The Denver Nuggets held on in double overtime to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 147-140! This gives the Nuggets a 3 to 2 lead in the series. Huge game
    for Nikola Jokic as usual. Again can I hear you say.....MVP......MVP.......MVP! :)

    Nikola Jokic 38 points, 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 blocked shots and 1 steal. Way to go Jokic. Take that to all you haters who say he doesn't play defense! The man can do it all.
     
  20. Phall

    Phall Mentor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,070
    Location:
    not Brooklyn
    Huge game for Jokic and big win for the Nuggets. Lillard had a pretty tremendous shooting game for the Blazers - as an expert basketball strategist, I suggest that they find someone to guard him next time. Not sure why Campazzo played just 21 minutes in a 2OT game.

    Although no whites are involved (apologies to Caruso and Frank the Tank), I'm also happy that the Lakers are getting blown out tonight by the Suns. Phoenix doesn't seem like a championship caliber team, but knocking out LeBron would be a fine feather in the cap. Expect some "Lakers vs Kings 2002" refereeing later this week.
     
  21. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    14,053
    We have a big night for a couple of our teams tonight. Atlanta can end their playoff series with a win tonight. We also need Dallas to bounce back with a big win. The Mavs are tied in their series at 2-2. Very
    little room for error. Dallas blew a 2-0 series lead but I have a feeling they will bounce back tonight. If they win both the Nuggets and the Mavs will be 1 win away from advancing to the NBA Playoffs Second Round.
     
  22. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    5,305
    Huerter already has 2 early 3s!
     
  23. icsept

    icsept Master

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,604
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Luka with 19 first quarter points.
     
  24. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    14,053
    Doncic has 27 now and it's almost halftime. The problem is that Porzingis has only 2 points and is a non factor again. So strange. At least they are playing Marjanovic finally. :)
     
  25. jacknyc

    jacknyc Master

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    3,221
    Thank goodness they are finally using Marjanovic.
    Probably playing him to help slow down Paul George.

    On another note, why does everyone think Markkennen would be any different or better than Porzingas?
    I'm not that familiar with hime, but isn't he the same type of player as Porzingas? A stretch forward/center?

    I think they need more of a slashing, power forward.
     

Share This Page