Discussion in 'NBA' started by AJ_II, Oct 21, 2008.
I did catch some of the Duke game.
My Sixers are now number 9 in the East.
My Pacers are goofy. Their record sucks, but they've beaten the Lakers, Celtics, and Suns. Granger is blowing up this year. In another year or so they may be good. We finally got rid of all the troublemakers.
Some good games tonight on ESPN with 4 of the top 10 records in action. New Orleans @ Cleveland in the early game, followed by Orlando @ LA Lakers
I still like the NBA, but these were the days. I wish the NBA had never left NBC. ESPN/ABC's coverage just doesn't even come close. Bring back the NBA on NBC! And bring back John Tesh's "Roundball Rock"!
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NBC did do a good job with the NBA.
My SIXERS are 21-22 but would be in the Playoffs if it started today. Gotta love it!:scratch:
Great couple weeks for the NBA!
Monday in NY, Kobe cans 61 pts. Wednesday in NY, Lebron tops Kobe's performance with a 52-point triple-double. Friday in NY, Boston ????
Sunday in Cleveland, Lakers vs Cavs with Kobe and Lebron playing near their peak. All-star game next weekend. Four teams on a pace to win more than 60 games this year.
This might be the start of the "golden era" for the NBA, where a group of stars replace the previous eras with one or two superstars.
Definitely, good times in the NBA!
Lakers and Celtics playing in Boston right now.
I used to love watching NBA games, but then I stopped watching when my team started playing like shit (shortly after they lost the NBA Finals to the Bulls).
Oh, and my team is no longer in existence (so I really have no reason to watch anymore).
R.I.P. Seattle SuperSonics
No need to fret. This is how the NBA expands and improves their facilities. Move a team out, hold the city hostage to build a new facility for the 'next' team, start a new franchise or move another in. Instead of musical chairs, it's musical cities. Same thing the NFL did with the Cleveland browns to stongarm the city into replacing the stadium.
They didn't give away the supersonics name so the door's still open for a replacement with the same name + records. How could they move the sonics when the clippers have absolutely sucked for nearly every year of their existence - in a city with another franchise. I could see an expansion for Seattle and Vegas in the near future. The Maloofs own an NBA team and a casino, so why not a team in Vegas?
LAL/Boston going into OT. Entertaining game.
Steel Cranium, you're probably right about the NBA eventually expanding again, but I wish they wouldn't. Enough is enough. The talent is already spread around enough over 30 teams, we don't need anymore. Of course, I'm sure the city of Seattle would disagree with me.
Hey Aaron (and semipenguin)...I pushed for an NBA sub-forum when DRC first began, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Now that football is over, basketball is all there is to talk about for us non-Nascar fans (okay, hockey too). Maybe with an NBA specific forum, we'd get more basketball talk than just this one thread. And maybe with your recent crowning of sports moderator, you could push your weight around and convince the higher-ups to add an NBA sub-forum? If you want to...thanks.
I'll see what I can do!
I agree about no more expansion (in all sports). Too many teams as it is!
Cool Aaron, thanks. Let me know how it goes.
I hasn't fallen on deaf ears. At that time, it didn't seem as if there was enough interest.
If there now is, we will take a look at it and make it happen.
I'm sure it would be more popular than The Virus forum. There are almost as many posts in just this one thread as there are in that whole forum.
Or what about the Podcasts and Internet Radio Shows forum...actually MORE posts in this one thread than all of that forum.
Well there's only two real people that post about O&A...:shock:
I'm all for an NBA Forum...
Hey Aaron, apparently they won't be playing H-O-R-S-E during All-Star Weekend. They'll be playing G-E-I-C-O instead. I'm not joking! How annoying is that? http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/th...geico_takes_sports_sponsorship_to_new_heights
My top 10 teams as they are playing RIGHT NOW...
1. Lakers - losing Andrew Bynum hurt. But they just beat the Celtics in Boston, and by percentage points, have the NBA's best record.
2. Celtics - both of their extended winning streaks were snapped by the Lakers this season. A 19-game streak ended on Christmas, and their 12-game streak was just snapped last night.
3. Magic - they have an outside chance of winning the East. Losing Jameer Nelson certainly hurts. They ended up with more All-Stars than anyone (Howard, Lewis, Nelson).
4. Cavaliers - 23-0 at home. Best player in the league. Lot to be excited about for Cav fans. Mo Williams deserved a spot on the All-Star team.
5. Spurs - probably the Lakers stiffest competition in the West.
6. Nuggets - trading Iverson was one of the best moves Denver has pulled off in a long time. With Billups, they are finally starting to play some defense.
7. Hornets - I thought they'd be better than what they've shown thus far this season. The record is still pretty strong (28-18), but they've lost 4 in a row including Chicago at home in their last game.
8. Trailblazers - currently sitting 4th in the West, Brandon Roy has them quietly playing some good ball. Having a healthy Greg Oden helps. None of the second-half fade this time around, they'll be in the playoffs.
9. Rockets - my favorite team. A bit of a Jekyll and Hyde personality with them. Staying healthy is their biggest obstacle. Should win their final 3 games before the All-Star break (Wolves, Bucks, Kings).
10.Hawks - took the Celtics to 7 games last year, and they may be on course for a rematch in the 2nd round this year. Josh Smith might be the best pure athlete in the league.
:no: That is pathetic! Is nothing sacred anymore?
Maybe they will move the clippers to Seattle. There's one too many teams in LA, and the laker's aren't that bad. LAL/Boston game was great. Quite chippy at times - looked close to the refs losing control. Playoffs with Cle, LAL, Bos, Orl, Spurs, or ??? in the 2nd half should be interesting. Don't think Detroit will pull things together by the end of season - maybe (minor) rebuilding time...
That Laker/Celtic game on Thursday night was TNT's highest rated game in 13 years. The game in 1996 featured the Lakers and Michael Jordan's Bulls. It was a game early on in Magic Johnson's attempted comeback.