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Spacebump
Dec 23, 2003

Dallas Mavericks: Generations


Jack's Flow posted:

I still have his first ever NBA game, against the Kings, on DVD somewhere. And now he's this dude who has been around forever.. Good thing I did not age though! Suck it, Lebron.

"DVD"

PantsFreeZone posted:

i love that my posting history shows that i was smarter than all of you.

Forget all those posts you made about the Heat going to the Finals this year?

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Spoeank
Jul 16, 2003

That's a nice set of 11 dynasty points there, it would be a shame if 3 rings were to happen with it


Jack's Flow posted:

I still have his first ever NBA game, against the Kings, on DVD somewhere. And now he's this dude who has been around forever.. Good thing I did not age though! Suck it, Lebron.

The Kings starting lineup was Bibby, Christie, Peja, Brad Miller, Vlade, for reference on how loving long ago that was

Mehrunes
Aug 4, 2004


Fun Shoe

I don't understand basketball (or really professional sports). Why do people see these special rules that one person gets to play by as legitimate?

CharlestheHammer
Jun 26, 2011

YOU SAY MY POSTS ARE THE RAVINGS OF THE DUMBEST PERSON ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH BUT YOU YOURSELF ARE READING THEM. CURIOUS!


Spacebump posted:

"DVD"


Forget all those posts you made about the Heat going to the Finals this year?

Also any post about Lebron, which is the other 80%

gingerberger
Jun 20, 2014

Gotta love my Squirtle Swag


cosmicjim posted:

I was looking for ammo in the lebron vs Jordan debate and came across a game changer. During the 2 years between 3peats, losing Horace Grant hurt the bulls more than losing Jordan.

Time line:
Bulls win championship.
Jordan retires and the bulls only lose 2 less regular season games.
Horace grant leaves in free agency and bulls are in a tailspin. Jordan comes back and bulls make playoffs. Jordan and pippen lose to Shaq and none other than Horace loving Grant in the playoffs.
Bulls acquire Dennis Rodman to fill the power forward role of the sorely missed Horace Grant and then 3peat.

It would be fascinating to see people's perception of Jordan if the Bulls had won the year after his (first) retirement.

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


Mehrunes posted:

I don't understand basketball (or really professional sports). Why do people see these special rules that one person gets to play by as legitimate?

Because it's loving badass to see freaks of humanity do things that would have gotten armies to follow them in the past

Mehrunes
Aug 4, 2004


Fun Shoe

NickRoweFillea posted:

Because it's loving badass to see freaks of humanity do things that would have gotten armies to follow them in the past

You've got a point. I guess my I just don't have the right mindset to enjoy this.

sean10mm
Jun 29, 2005

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD-2R World


The NBA is essentially incapable of enforcing its game rules in real time with any consistency when the players are faster than white people from the 1950s.

There is bias but there is also random middle aged dudes in striped shirts trying to figure out what the gently caress someone like LeBron just did that looks like a video game glitch. It was already turning into high speed guessing in the 1980s.

sean10mm
Jun 29, 2005

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD-2R World


Unrelated, imagine LeBron playing in an era that allowed players to push people around MORE, and everyone was a worse athlete.

"BAD BOY" PISTONS ALL HOSPITALIZED, LEBRON SETS DUNKED ON A BITCH RECORD, BILL LAIMBEER NAILED TO AN INVERTED CROSS BUT NO FOUL CALLED

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring



In the days before League Pass, you actually had to buy single game DVDs if you wanted to see full games over here.

edit:

I'll be damned, that company is still around.

http://www.pontel.com

Bigass Moth
Mar 6, 2004

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.
:boom:
he knows...


Fox8.com will live stream the parade and I'm sure the other channels will b too. Expecting a million people.

Nail Rat
Dec 29, 2000

You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you! God damn you all to hell!!

The metro area is two million so if they have one million at the parade, pretty impressive.

mdemone
Mar 14, 2001

There is no route out of the maze. The maze shifts as you move through it, because it is alive.




sean10mm posted:

The NBA is essentially incapable of enforcing its game rules in real time with any consistency when the players are faster than white people from the 1950s.

There is bias but there is also random middle aged dudes in striped shirts trying to figure out what the gently caress someone like LeBron just did that looks like a video game glitch. It was already turning into high speed guessing in the 1980s.

Yeah I don't know how many of you guys have ever tried to actually officiate a game, but it is basically impossible even at low competitive levels. I can't even imagine how fast the pro game must be when you're 5 feet away from it.

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008

#1 Pelican Fan


Bigass Moth posted:

Fox8.com will live stream the parade and I'm sure the other channels will b too. Expecting a million people.

Awesome.

All this Cleveland celebration talk just reminds me of Lombardi Gras which is probably the biggest celebration the Gulf South region has ever had. And it lasted at least a week.

EvanTH
Apr 24, 2004

i like to express my inner pain by being really boring on the phone
or just when i'm kickin it
that's me though
i'm kind of oddddddd

Mehrunes posted:

I don't understand basketball (or really professional sports). Why do people see these special rules that one person gets to play by as legitimate?

It's been argued fairly convincingly that LeBron, as with the Jordan Rules, gets substantially fewer fouls called FOR him because it seems to have very little rebound effect when people slam into him and he keeps freight-training forward. His superhuman athleticism allows him to keep moving through contact and finish a play where a normal human would have been knocked to the ground and had to wait and see if the ref wants to blow the whistle.

Have you ever seen an NBA player collide with a normal sized human like a ref or a fan? They look like a house is falling on them. He shrugs off that kind of contact with no whistle multiple times a game.

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring


It was always fun to focus on Shaq on the court, because the amount of punishment he received and dished out was just ridiculous.

EvanTH
Apr 24, 2004

i like to express my inner pain by being really boring on the phone
or just when i'm kickin it
that's me though
i'm kind of oddddddd

Jack's Flow posted:

It was always fun to focus on Shaq on the court, because the amount of punishment he received and dished out was just ridiculous.

Absolutely. Shaq got assaulted and would carry several men to the rim with him. I imagine Wilt was the same except fighting in basketball was different and he was allowed to hammer back if it got too blatant.

oh man look at all the contact LeBron punches through:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUMlLgrwzF0
Also holy cow LeBron is the greatest
plus I'm super glad that people finally kinda respect Draymond Green as the Best Warrior

Spring Break My Heart
Feb 15, 2012


sean10mm posted:

The NBA is essentially incapable of enforcing its game rules in real time with any consistency when the players are faster than white people from the 1950s.

There is bias but there is also random middle aged dudes in striped shirts trying to figure out what the gently caress someone like LeBron just did that looks like a video game glitch. It was already turning into high speed guessing in the 1980s.
They weren't any better at calling stuff back then. Really they've gotten a lot better over the years.

Bigass Moth
Mar 6, 2004

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.
:boom:
he knows...


If you aren't watching the parade it's been on for over three hours and they haven't made it to the podium yet because the crowd is so thick the cars can barely move.

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Cleveland not setting up barricades is the most Cleveland thing ever.

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


I read there's like 1.5 million humans there

straight up brolic
Jan 31, 2007

After all, I was nice in ball,
Came to practice weed scented
Report card like the speed limit

:homebrew::homebrew::homebrew:



DROSE TO THE KNICKS BABYYYY

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


They made it to the podium. Earl is still shirtless. Kevin Love still has two wrestling belts. Lebron is wearing a Nike Air baseball shirt that I covet with all my heart

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


Also Shumpert is shirtless and has removed the topknot in favor of Kid'n'Play.

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


MullardEL34
Sep 30, 2008

Basking in the cathode glow

Official crowd estimates are ranging from 1.3-1.5 MILLION loving PEOPLE.
I can't loving believe that this is real.

NoWake
Dec 28, 2008



College Slice

I'm looking at overhead shots of the crowd with the baseball stadium adjacent. You couldn't fit the crowd in the stadium, even if they were standing shoulder to shoulder on the FIELD. And that's just the crowd around those couple blocks, it just keeps going.

MullardEL34
Sep 30, 2008

Basking in the cathode glow

LOL The WWE Made a custom Belt for the Cavs/ Kevin Love.

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/6/20/11978230/wwe-championship-belt-cavaliers-nba-triple-h

NoWake
Dec 28, 2008



College Slice

Lifted some shots my friend took from her facebook:


5 hours ago before the parade


Lebron


J R Smiff


Machine Gun Kelly's float




:stare:

Bigass Moth
Mar 6, 2004

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.
:boom:
he knows...


Tonight's Indians game will be lit as hell with a sellout crowd that has been drunk and high since nine am.

ZenVulgarity
Oct 9, 2012

I made the hat by transforming my zen



Bigass Moth posted:

Tonight's Indians game will be lit as hell with a sellout crowd that has been drunk and high since nine am.

:yeah:

runaway pancake
Dec 12, 2008
Official Great Barrington Declaration SA Account - if you see me post, be sure to ignore my stanning for :coronatoot:!

Gravy Boat 2k

Got there an hour early and had to park 40 blocks away there were so many people. Insane.

edit: People getting shot up in Cleveland now

runaway pancake fucked around with this message at 21:12 on Jun 22, 2016

Bigass Moth
Mar 6, 2004

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.
:boom:
he knows...


He said motherfucker on live tv

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



Parade was a blast.

JR Smith is the loving best. Dude kept soaking in every goddamn thing about this, and would go into the crowd to high five people, sign stuff, etc

Place was insane. Had to go though this is something I've waited my whole entire life for.

Also LeBron coming back is awesome and I love it because it shits on Stephen A. .

Gatts
Jan 2, 2001

Goodnight Moon



Nap Ghost

Was there live. It was cool. Was there on Ontario where shots were fired and SWAT/Armored vehicles strolled in.

Wild day.

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida




They do that for every major champion now, he posted it on Sunday night.

graph
Nov 22, 2006

aaag peanuts



https://www.instagram.com/p/BG-TMfaCTGU/?taken-by=kingjames

TerminalRaptor
Nov 6, 2012

Mostly Harmless


Absolutely unreal, the photos of the celebration are insane. At last count I heard it was estimated at 1.4 million which is a little over half the population of the county.

I'm pretty sure LeBron could kill a man here and everyone would look the other way. I've never seen so much energy here and that includes the Indians in the 90s when people would come out to watch them coming back from being on the road.

jase1
Aug 11, 2004

Flankensttein: A name given to a FPS gamer who constantly flanks to get kills.

"So I was playing COD yesterday, and some flankenstein came up from behind and shot me."

I was at the parade too. Finally slept today after 3 long days of partying. Played craps with James Jones and Damon Jones one of the coaches of the cavs. They were at the casino real late last night, they also said JR Smith was there somewhere but I never saw him. Now I know what is like to be around over a million people. Pretty crazy and when I left downtown this morning around 9 to go to breakfast a lot of the area was already starting to be cleaned up.

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MullardEL34
Sep 30, 2008

Basking in the cathode glow

https://twitter.com/MacDuber/status/746084391198277633

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