2010 NBA Playoffs

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  1. j41181

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    Lakers win again 124-112.

    My hats of to the Lakers, they are playing brilliant basketball. There were some annoying isolation plays for Bryant, but even he went to playing team ball (13 assists), and his teammates responded big time. Odom, Artest, Farmar, and most especially Gasol, all had outstanding games. The Suns tried their best, and were simply out-hustled and out-gunned. The Lakers are not only bigger, they are remarkably athletic on both ends.

    Amare is getting bullied by Gasol who's not only bigger, but equally athletic and much more skilled. Gasol practically played the whole game, and was the game's best player (29 point, 9 rebounds, 5 asssits, 2 blocks). It's still unbelievable how lucky Gasol is... he's gone from a good player on a losing team to an NBA Champion and potential Hall of Famer.

    The Suns had better make some really serious adjustments if they want to level the series back home. Time is running out for the legendary Steve Nash, and I wish him all the best. Edited by: j41181
     
  2. Jimmy Chitwood

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    Gasol isn't lucky. he's damn good. look at how dominant he was against the Nightmare Team when he played for Spain's national squad.

    he's a bad mo-fo.
     
  3. j41181

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    He's a nasty mo-fo alright!

    Luck and destiny though, are two side of the same coin, and both are on Gasol's side.

    Gasol is a man of destiny!
     
  4. ToughJ.Riggins

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    I will probably be rooting for Spain, some other European country or Argentina during the 2012 London Olympics. If Canada had a chance of course I'd root for them, but that is beyond far fetched that they'd win the gold in basketball (maybe they could win gold in Baseketball though, lol, if it becomes an Olympic sport like Trey Parker and Matt Stone want).
     
  5. ToughJ.Riggins

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    JC, do you recall how Spain was only down by 4 points to the U.S in the gold medal game in 2008 with about 4 minutes left (playing without Jose Calderon and being led by very young 17 year old Ricky Rubio at the point)? Kobe made a 4 point play around the 4 minute mark that pulled the U.S too far ahead for Spain to come back in the last 4 minutes, but it was a very close competitive game until then.

    I think Spain could very well take the gold with Ricky Rubio older, more experienced and much better, Rudy Fernandez, the Gasol brothers playing the best ball of their careers and Jose Calderon healthy and don't forget the outside shooting of Juan Carlos Navarro. May they beat the racist "dream" team.
     
  6. Jimmy Chitwood

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    if i recall correctly, Tough, Rubio was also playing hurt and Pau got in late foul trouble. wasn't that the case? it's a bit foggy, so i may not have that right.


    and if anyone doesn't believe that the Caste System doesn't apply to the NBA, the treatment of Rudy Fernandez should set 'em straight real quick. that guy DESTROYED everyone from an NBA roster who tried to guard him in that Tourney. yetin theLeaguehe's little more than a role player.

    it makes me wanna puke.Edited by: Jimmy Chitwood
     
  7. pistol pete

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    I was listening to an audio show and he says that after the US goon gvernment invades Mexico due to this illegal alien invasion we are then gonna invade Canada and put together the whole North American Union. So Stevie Nash is stuck!lol

    Yeah, Stevie Wonderbread (named that b/c he is a non-PC color and he is a deer in the headlight liberals, thus the "wonder") and his family moved out of South Africa when he was a kid. His dad knew what the end of Apartheid meant even though it was "racist."

    Nash better learn to love his race, because all the other races don't give a damn about him.

    Oh yeah, back to the Playoffs. Reddick is great. I agree that he needs a new team. Oh, and why do the Magic do just as well with Gortat in the game? Gortat had more rebounds per minute than Dwight Howard. Howard is another mental midget like Lebron James. Neither one possess any basketball fundamentals nor a single post move. I don't think I want to see him win a ring. I do want to see the white Magic backups get reckognized and rewarded. Basically Reddick and Gortat are their two best players, Ryan Anderson has size and can score inside and out, and J-Will is the team's best playmaker. I say start those four guys and put Dwight Howard at power forward.VC, Jameer, and the other bums that start can find some nice comfy seats on the bench.
     
  8. j41181

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    The following players play ahead of Rudy Fernandez rotation wise..

    Brandon Roy (purposely designated superstar)
    Andre Miller
    Martell Webster (overrated)
    Jerryd Bayless (overrated)
    Nicolas Batum

    Even though Fernandez gets to play 15-25 minutes at any given moment, he attempts just under 7 shots per game. Rarely are plays designed for him, and he even touches the ball much less than his black counterparts. Even though Nate McMillan seems like a fair coach, it's obvious he's got Fernandez strapped, and is showing little or no confidence at all in the Spaniard's capabilities. In a fair situation, Fernandez would outshine everyone except Brandon Roy.
     
  9. j41181

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    pistol pete, that's likely not going to happen.

    Stan Van Gundy is a Jewish-Dutch imbecile !!!
     
  10. pistol pete

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    I kinda like that Lebron, Dwight Howard, and Amare Stoudemire are being shown as frauds.
    All flash, no substance. Weak mentally and not all that physically tough.

    Pau Gasol has worked on being mentally stronger and physically tougher and his brother Marc is headed in the same direction.

    I am gonna say this: other than the big four on the Celtics and Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom on the Lakers, the best guys still playing are the four white reserves on the Magic, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, and Louis Admundson. Other than Dwight Howard's showy shot swatting none of the other players have impressed me that much. Ah, crap I forgot about Dragic - - he is awesome too. 3rd best point guard. Suns should start him and Nash together. It would be like the old
    Stockton-Hornacek backcourt! They even have an overrated non-clutch power forward that fades away on 10 foot jumpers. lol
     
  11. pistol pete

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    So starting the three best defenders (Reddick, Gortat, and Superboy) along with Ryan Anderson -- the best shooter outside of Reddick makes too much sense huh? I guess that Can' Stand Van Gundy is also intimidated by players that can pass the ball (Jason Williams). That starting team has more size and strength, better outside shooting and just as many scoring options. And don't tell me that a bench of Jameer "I would make a great sixth man" Nelson, Rashard Lewis, Barnes/Pietrus and Vince Carter wouldn't absolutely destroy the Celtics bench.
     
  12. foobar75

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    It looks like the Lakers/Suns series is effectively over. Pau Gasol is playing at an all-world level now, dominating game 2. 29 pts, 9 rbs, 5 assists, and doing it all, basically. It seems Kobe does whatever he wants (score one night, distribute the next) and the role players have all stepped up. It's a terrible match-up for the Suns.

    Great points by Pistol Pete and others regarding the Magic/Celtics series. The racism faced by Reddick was completely off the charts in that game by the refs with two horrible calls at the end.

    Looking forward to a Lakers/Celtics finals, but I'm starting to get a little nervous that Africa's team is hitting its stride now and I hope the Lakers will be ready. They need Bynum to contribute as much as possible, and everyone else needs to step up because Boston is a very physical team, unlike Phoenix. Hopefully, the Lakers will remember what happened in 2008. They also have the home-court edge, and I believe they are 7-0 at home in the playoffs this year.Edited by: foobar75
     
  13. Deadlift

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    I'm glad that Pau is charging the lane hard and scoring, and also getting to the free-throw line. Before this series started, some of the talking-heads were suggesting that "big bad black" Amar'e would shut-down Pau! [​IMG] After this series, which is likely to result in a Lakers triumph, Amar'e WON'T be able to return to his 'hood....


    As for the Magic series, I think it's great that "Superman's team" lost 2-straight in Orlando, in front of their DWFs. I doubt that Orlando will be swept, though, and I don't consider this series to be over.

    Right now, I don't see a conspiracy that favors Boston over Orlando. As has been said, Orlando starts 5 blacks just like Boston, and it's not like the media doesn't worship Dwight Howard and his potential legacy. Orlando also has "Vinc(s)anity" Carter and a black GM.

    I don't think these series' have been "fixed" this year. If they were, why all of the SWEEPS so far?... I agree that Jameer Nelson is overrated, and the media just likes to worship him more (simply) because of the "inner-city flava" of his name. [​IMG]
     
  14. pistol pete

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    Orlando has an awesome starting five. Too bad most of them are on the bench.
    I called out Amare in my post. Funny but Jason Whitlock said the same thing -- that Amare and
    Dwight Howard need to man up!

    Remember how Duke won the championship? That is what the Magic's bench is like, but better if you play Howard at the power forward slot. Twin Towers for the Magic means you can take the ball right at KG. Then on defense the guy who is guarding Perkins (not a big offensive threat) can help out on KG or can patrol the paint to block shots.

    Oh well next year both Van Gundy's will be at the NBA Finals-- calling the game for ABC. lol
     
  15. white lightning

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    The Magic need to go with Gortat and Howard playing at the same time if they are going to be able to match the Celtics big front line. Both of these guys can score and rebound. It will also make it harder for Rondo to drive in the lane so much. Reddick obviously needs more minutes too. It would be great to see J.Williams play but I doubt it. He should be out there as he can help but they just seem to favor Nelson. Why I don't know. I hope the Magic can pull an upset in game three.

    The Suns need to rebound period. C.Fry also needs to shoot like he has been all year long. If he does anything in game two, the Suns win the game.
     
  16. pistol pete

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    D-Ho's 7 points and 7 rebounds not enough as the Celtics beat the Johannasburg Magic (keeping the white bench down). Gortat outperformed Superboy by having 6 rebounds in only 12 minutes while the Black Magic Woman played 39 minutes.

    Dwight Howard is looking very overrated right now. He is not a franchise guy. But neither is Lebron. I don't think Bosh is either. Bosh is more like Gasol (superstar 1a) than Duncan (alpha superstar number 1), but Gasol has a much higher basketball IQ and is tougher. Not sure that a guy like Bosh would win even if he had a Lebron with him as neither have the alpha superstar mentality. Dirk would be a perfect 1a. Plus Dirk has a high basketball IQ so he could win a championship with a player like Steve Nash.The only two alpha superstars I can think of are Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant. I wouldn't put Carmelo there either. He is a good 2nd option too. The jury is still out on Kevin Durant but if Dirk went to OK City then they would win. Ok City would also win with David Lee.

    Dirk is an unrestricted free agent. He should look into going to another team. I am not sure that Mark Cuban knows what it takes to build a championship-caliber team.

    OK City has a lot of money and should take a run at David Lee. If they add him they would be a serious contender.

    Looks like the best we can hope for now, barring a huge comeback by the Suns, is a Laker championship with Pau being the Finals MVP.
     
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    I wish Lee would stay in NY but the Knicks will be looking to sign an afrolete "superstar" or two. Wherever he ends up he will be a star and continue to improve. Lee is one of only a handful of white NBA players who is given credit for his athleticism so even the DWF's like him.
     
  18. white lightning

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    Since your from NJ, I can see why you would want him to stay there with the Knicks. I would rather see him go to a white friendly team. Although to be fair the Knicks do have two guys that are very good with Danillo there. We will have to wait and see but my top three choices for Lee are Dallas, Phoenix or Utah.

    Speaking of the Suns. It's do or die tonight. I hope they pull it out so they can make a series of it. Expect Nash to score around 20-25 points tonight with around 12-14 assists. I predict a Suns win by a score of 110-107. Got my fingers crossed.
     
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    I enjoyed watching the Knicks this past season. They had two white starters in Gallinari and Lee and Sergio Rodriguez started some games as well. Lee's days are most likely finished in NY though.
     
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    One big plus from all this hoopla is that at least Pau Gasol is getting his due props, even from the media and Laker haters (more specifically, Kobe-haters). A lot of people are even suggesting that Pau is a more important Laker than Kobe. I don't know if that's true (probably isn't) and many DWFs probably just say that to take digs at Bryant, but still, it shows what a legitimate superstar Gasol has become.

    It's also nice to see the WIMPS (women in mens' pinstripe suits) say nice things about Dirk Nowitzki, specifically that he's too good to rot away in Dallas and should go somewhere that deserves a superstar now that he's a FA.
     
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    Yahoo voted their top 10 players in the nba playoffs and Pau Gasol was number one so far. Dirk was number 7 but they said it wasn't his fault that they lost. The poll also said he would have been in the top 3 if they were still playing.

    I would prefer to see Dirk stay put as long as they go and get David Lee to help him out.
     
  22. white lightning

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    The Suns win. One more win on Tuesday Night and we will have ourselves a series. The Suns have won 13 out of 14 at home in the playoffs. I expect them to play even better in a couple of days as ther were horrible from three point range.

    Nash had 17 points and 15 assists! Amare finally showed up with 42pts and 11 boards. Dragic impressed me as well. Great job by the Suns. They should have done this in game two but they choked in the 4th quarter. Not this time and not on Tuesday. Great games by Gasol and Kobe as well but the LaLa Boys lose! I love it!
     
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    Nice prediction, white lightning! Suns deserve to win, and this is your night! [​IMG]

    LaLa Boys defeat though makes Boston the team to beat this time. I don't see Orlando coming back from 3-0 deficit. Orlando will be lucky to stretch the series to six games. But, this is Steve Nash and the Suns night (awesome game from Amare). Remarkable prediction from white lightning (15 assist prediction), well Nash had 15 assists and only 1 turnover. But, there's still Boston and many now think they're the favorites. The high-scoring affair between the Suns and Lakers makes many think there's NO DEFENSE, while the low scoring affair in the Celtics-Magic series, is considered DEFENSE at it's BEST.
     
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    Thanks for being a good sport bro. Tough loss for your boys but overall they played good. I just want to add that Nash is one of the toughest men on the planet. His nose is fliping bent sideways and the guy doesn't even give a damn. He calmly goes to the line and knocks down 4 consecutive freethrows in 2 possesions. He has a black eye and is just beat up. He has the heart and toughness of a hockey player. You got to give him props for his courage. He loves contact and he does not shy away from it.

    I feel like the Suns have a very good chance to even the series in a couple of days. They still have not shot good from behind the arch and Channing Frye has been awful. They will shoot better as the series goes on!
     
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    Steve Nash is one of the toughest players EVER to play in the NBA. He's rarely gotten recognition for that, but now I think he's gained more followers due to his latest playoff venture. When you get a bloodied nose, a nasty black eye, and a bent nose, and still put on a show, how can you not be called an MVP for that???

    Nash deserves his 2 MVP's, and he'll go down as among the greatest point guards in NBA history. Also, he may very well be one of the TOUGHEST athletes ever in all of sports. He's just one of those phenomenal sporting figures.

    Captain Canada!!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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