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Athanatos
Jun 7, 2006

Diligence is the mother of Luck



pump fake practice is good too...





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Cool Buff Man
Jul 30, 2006

bitch


I don't know why but I just started cracking up even though I'm rooting for him to be good. I feel so bad for him but hopefully breaking everything down (down to the shot gather and motion) is what he needs. Or maybe he needs to play on Xanax or something

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009



I'm fully laughing at the absurdity of it and have no expectations. He's probably toast.

CRISPYBABY
Dec 15, 2007

*~ayoo comin thru~*


Looks like he's practising he hesi pull up jimbo to me.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


b0ng posted:

I think that game has to seal up MVP for Harden. What I ridiculous loving game the Magic were knocking down shots all night and it took every last drat point Harden got to win. He outscored the entire Magic starting 5. (60 to 56)

He is the MVP of my heart

He's also playing decent defense this year. I will die on this hill

Away all Goats
Jul 5, 2005

Goose's rebellion


Athanatos posted:

pump fake practice is good too...


He needs to take notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmtWlBA7ZKw

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


60 point game incoming

https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen...761709547802625

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?



Hair Elf

https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/958844581436645383

https://twitter.com/NickFriedell/st...830708293763072

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009



https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/958844581436645383

Niwrad
Jul 1, 2008



The NBA should not allow that Niko poo poo to happen.

Mr. Mambold
Feb 13, 2011

Aha. Nice post.


Intruder posted:

Obviously I'm a Harden fan but I question the assist given at 1:12 where he dumps it to Nene who gathers, faces up to the basket, then dribble drives for his bucket

I wasn't going to say anything to tarnish, but a ton of his layups were 3-4 step allemand left.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.


Pop got fined for sitting his players to rest for the playoffs because the league decided you should be penalized for not doing your best to win every game.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



The last of the poll results. Some book titles have been truncated and abbreviated.

code:
Name your favorite book:

Title					Author			Votes	Percentage
Catch-22				Joseph Heller		5	3.68%
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy	Douglas Adams		5	3.68%
Loose Balls				Terry Pluto		4	2.94%
Dune					Frank Herbert		3	2.21%
The Bible				God			3	2.21%
The Road				Cormac McCarthy		3	2.21%
The Stand				Stephen King		3	2.21%
Between the World and Me		Ta-Nehisi Coates	2	1.47%
Blood Meridian				Cormac McCarthy		2	1.47%
East of Eden				John Steinbeck		2	1.47%
Gravity's Rainbow			Thomas Pynchon		2	1.47%
Madame Bovary				Gustave Flaubert	2	1.47%
Master and Commander			Patrick O'Brian		2	1.47%
Of Human Bondage			W. Somerset Maugham	2	1.47%
The Breaks of the Game			David Halberstam	2	1.47%
The Dark Tower				Stephen King		2	1.47%
The Master and Margarita		Mikhail Bulgakov	2	1.47%
The Phantom Tollbooth			Norton Juster		2	1.47%
11/22/1963				Stephen King		1	0.74%
A Canticle for Leibowitz		Walter M. Miller Jr.	1	0.74%
A Dirty Job				Christopher Moore	1	0.74%
A Grain of Wheat			Ngugi wa Thiong'o	1	0.74%
A People's History of the United States	Howard Zinn		1	0.74%
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man	James Joyce		1	0.74%
A Storm of Swords			George R. R. Martin	1	0.74%
A Wizard of Earthsea			Ursula K. Le Guin	1	0.74%
Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle	Vladimir Nabokov	1	0.74%
All the Pretty Horses			Cormac McCarthy		1	0.74%
American Gods				Neil Gaiman		1	0.74%
Anybody Can Be Cool...			Lorraine Peterson	1	0.74%
Atlas Shrugged				Ayn Rand		1	0.74%
Blinding				Mircea Cartarescu	1	0.74%
Blindsight				Peter Watts		1	0.74%
Breakfast of Champions			Kurt Vonnegut		1	0.74%
Changes					Jim Butcher		1	0.74%
Chicken Trek				Stephen Manes		1	0.74%
Cloud Atlas				David Mitchell		1	0.74%
Confessions of a Mask			Yukio Mishima		1	0.74%
Crime and Punishment			Fyodor Dostoyevsky	1	0.74%
Dark Money				Jane Mayer		1	0.74%
Don Quixote				Miguel de Cervantes	1	0.74%
Dream Team				Jack McCallum		1	0.74%
Ender's Shadow				Orson Scott Card	1	0.74%
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales	Stephen King		1	0.74%
Fahrenheit 451				Ray Bradbury		1	0.74%
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas		Hunter S. Thompson	1	0.74%
Ficciones				Jorge Luis Borges	1	0.74%
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said	Philip K. Dick		1	0.74%
Foundation				Isaac Asimov		1	0.74%
Freeman's Mind 2			Rezalon			1	0.74%
Goodnight Moon				Margaret Wise Brown	1	0.74%
Heart of Darkness			Joseph Conrad		1	0.74%
Hocus Pocus, or What's the Hurry, Son?	Kurt Vonnegut		1	0.74%
Hop on Pop				Dr. Seuss		1	0.74%
Hyperion				Dan Simmons		1	0.74%
In Cold Blood				Truman Capote		1	0.74%
Jurassic Park				Michael Crichton	1	0.74%
Libra					Don DeLillo		1	0.74%
Lucy					Jamaica Kincaid		1	0.74%
Moby Dick				Herman Melville		1	0.74%
Moneyball				Michael Lewis		1	0.74%
Night of the Living Dummy		R. L. Stine		1	0.74%
Night Watch				Terry Pratchett		1	0.74%
Nineteen Eighty-Four			George Orwell		1	0.74%
Nixonland				Rick Perlstein		1	0.74%
Of Mice and Men				John Steinbeck		1	0.74%
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest		Ken Kesey		1	0.74%
One Hundred Years of Solitude		Gabriel García Márquez	1	0.74%
Othello					William Shakespeare	1	0.74%
Peace					Gene Wolfe		1	0.74%
Pride and Prejudice			Jane Austen		1	0.74%
Rendezvous with Rama			Arthur C. Clarke	1	0.74%
Saltatempo (Timeskipper)		Stefano Benni		1	0.74%
Seductive Poison			Deborah Layton		1	0.74%
Superfudge				Judy Blume		1	0.74%
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay   Michael Chabon		1	0.74%
The Art of a Beautiful Game		Chris Ballard		1	0.74%
The Black Monday Murders		Jonathan Hickman	1	0.74%
The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian	Robert E. Howard	1	0.74%
The Dirt				Tommy Lee et al.	1	0.74%
The Fire Next Time			James Baldwin		1	0.74%
The Haunting of Hill House		Shirley Jackson		1	0.74%
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again	J. R. R. Tolkien	1 	0.74%
The Lies of Locke Lamora		Scott Lynch		1	0.74%
The Living				Annie Dillard		1	0.74%
The Looming Tower			Lawrence Wright		1	0.74%
The Military Dimension: Mark II		David Drake		1	0.74%
The Name of the Rose			Umberto Eco		1	0.74%
The Only Rule Is It Has to Work		Ben Lindbergh 		1	0.74%
The Righteous Mind			Jonathan Haidt		1	0.74%
The Rules of Attraction			Bret Easton Ellis	1	0.74%
The Savage Detectives			Roberto Bolaño		1	0.74%
The Shock Doctrine			Naomi Klein		1	0.74%
The Snarkout Boys...			Daniel J. Pinkwater	1	0.74%
The Sound and the Fury			William Faulkner	1	0.74%
The Stranger				Albert Camus		1	0.74%
The Tao of Wu				RZA			1	0.74%
The Triple-Post Offense			Fred "Tex" Winter	1	0.74%
The Very Hungry Caterpillar		Eric Carle		1	0.74%
The Waves				Virginia Woolf		1	0.74%
The Wheel of Time			Robert Jordan		1	0.74%
The White Boy Shuffle			Paul Beatty		1	0.74%
Truckers: The First Book of the Nomes	Terry Pratchett		1	0.74%
Under the Skin				Michel Faber		1	0.74%
Vagabond				Takehiko Inoue		1	0.74%
Wieland					Charles Brockden Brown	1	0.74%


Name your favorite color:

		Votes	Percentage
Blue		42	31.3%
Green		26	19.4%
Purple		14	10.4%
Red		13	9.7%
Black		7	5.2%
Orange		7	5.2%
Pink		3	2.2%
Yellow		3	2.2%
Brown		2	1.4%
Burnt Sienna	2	1.4%
Gray		2	1.4%

1 vote:

Burgundy
Chartreuse
Coal
Copper
Eggs
Flag of the United States
HEV light in the violet/blue band from 400 to 450 nm in the visible spectrum.
Malpensa
Maroon
Mauve
Peach
Silver
Sky Blue
The rest of the poll results from earlier:
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...2#post479184691

Mr. Mambold
Feb 13, 2011

Aha. Nice post.


Lockback posted:

Pop got fined for sitting his players to rest for the playoffs because the league decided you should be penalized for not doing your best to win every game.

I bet Pop has opinions about DMC too, and I'd like to see them aired.

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

I tell you the truth: one of you chumps will betray me


Mr. Mambold posted:

I wasn't going to say anything to tarnish, but a ton of his layups were 3-4 step allemand left.

That's the Texas Two Step

everything is bigger in texas including the amount of steps you take per two steps

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Revelry in the Dark



the league is cool with teams sitting guys ahead of the deadline?

aBagorn
Aug 26, 2004


If I’m the Sixers, I would give a first for an Evans rental if it meant getting off of Bayless’ money

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

Coach Nagy, you want me to throw to WHAT side of the field?



Hair Elf

Carlosologist posted:

the league is cool with teams sitting guys ahead of the deadline?

In the past, its been an accepted thing to let a team sit out a dude they're looking to trade to prevent an injury from derailing a potential trade

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009



It's weird this year since they moved the deadline up out of the ASG break

leftist heap
Feb 28, 2013

Gurpgork?


Fun Shoe

3 people said Avery Bradley was the most underrated guy in the NBA.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



493 NBA players so far this year. A new record.

Henchman of Santa posted:

Has anyone watched Gilbert Arenas’s sports show with Mia Khalifa? I imagine it’s a trainwreck.

I watched a few. Kind of like an uncensored ESPN show.

euphronius posted:

Lmao Harden had a .791 ts% on 44% usage. That's amazing

Sixty point games with a TS% of 79% or higher:

code:
Player		Date		TS%	USG%
Karl Malone	27-Jan-90	0.844	46.2
Zelmo Beaty	21-Feb-72	0.837	???
LeBron James	3-Mar-14	0.796	47.5
Klay Thompson	5-Dec-16	0.792	49.4
James Harden	30-Jan-18	0.791	43.8
Wilt had 32 60+ point games and I have to wonder if he reached ten blocks in any of them. Otherwise, Harden has the only sixty point TD in world history.

Zogo fucked around with this message at Feb 1, 2018 around 00:02

MOVIE MAJICK
Jan 4, 2012



Zogo posted:

The last of the poll results. Some book titles have been truncated and abbreviated.



The rest of the poll results from earlier:
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...2#post479184691

Who is the other Blood Meridian guy?

big boi
Jun 11, 2007


MOVIE MAJICK posted:

Who is the other Blood Meridian guy?

Not me but that book owns.

quote:

HEV light in the violet/blue band from 400 to 450 nm in the visible spectrum

gonna need an example of this

EMC
Aug 17, 2004



I totally forgot which book I picked, I am going to guess 11/22/63, that book owns

If Miami win today they will move into third, which means they will play like poo poo and get a Lebron James dicking and lose by 25

dokmo
Aug 26, 2006

man


Morbid Hound

Intruder posted:

Obviously I'm a Harden fan but I question the assist given at 1:12 where he dumps it to Nene who gathers, faces up to the basket, then dribble drives for his bucket

But this isn't unusual. Assists are a horribly overinflated stat. All of these were assists according to the nba scorekeepers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFH70HQLJds

euphronius
Feb 18, 2009



2 dribble rule ?

EMC
Aug 17, 2004



2 dribble rule is awesome with guys like Giannis in the league, could be handing off a defensive rebound to him and 2 dribbles later he dunks it at the other end of the court and boom there is an assist for you

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



MOVIE MAJICK posted:

Who is the other Blood Meridian guy?

crazycello and Time voted for that one.

EMC posted:

I totally forgot which book I picked, I am going to guess 11/22/63, that book owns

Yes, that's what you voted for.

Doltos posted:

Kinda sucks for Blake too since the Pistons aren't exactly that much better off than the Clippers. The Clippers are right in the playoff hunt despite their roster.

Blake Griffin's tenure on the Pistons in twenty seconds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuiiizkciNY

Away all Goats posted:

It's not just me then. Maybe playing next to 6'2 Avery Bradley helped sell the illusion

Yea, league average height has been 6-7 since 1981. I checked the weighted average height between 2017 BOS and 2018 CLE and it wasn't that different either as CLE was like 1/5th of an inch taller.

Mr. Mambold
Feb 13, 2011

Aha. Nice post.


The Glumslinger posted:

In the past, its been an accepted thing to let a team sit out a dude they're looking to trade to prevent an injury from derailing a potential trade

He's been injury free though. They gonna keep him out of practice too?

Bobby Digital
Sep 4, 2009


Mr. Mambold posted:

He's been injury free though. They gonna keep him out of practice too?

He’s been banished back to the balcony

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring


Dear 76ers, please find an empty gym for Fultz and stop letting him do this poo poo in front of media people.

Cool Buff Man
Jul 30, 2006

bitch

Jack's Flow posted:

Dear 76ers, please find an empty gym for Fultz and stop letting him do this poo poo in front of media people.

He's going to have to play in front of 20,000 people ASAP so I'm not sure that will help too much

crazycello
Jul 22, 2009


Zogo posted:

crazycello and Time voted for that one.


Yes, that's what you voted for.



who's that

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



No niko, no lauri, bulls are going to give quincy pomdexter some minutes tonight

Niwrad
Jul 1, 2008



So the Bulls let it get out that a deal was in place for Niko when it wasn't. They then said he would play on their road trip. Now they're saying he won't play on the road trip after flying him out and will instead have him watch from the hotel. They're also not sure if he'll just hang out at hotels on the trip or if they'll send him back to Chicago.

https://twitter.com/KCJHoop/status/958875539971874816

Dejan Bimble
Mar 24, 2008

Verhy old and rocky thoughts


Plaster Town Cop


It's going to be interesting to see how much time he plays at the 5, I have to assume it'll be at least 5 or 8 minutes a game, just so that he gets some time with Anthony Tolliver +2 more shooters and a pg. Anthony Tolliver is the key to all of their most productive lineups because teams respect his shooting so much

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






What happened to Fultz during the 2 months between Summer League and tje start of the season?

Did someone kill Fultz and start to wear his skin?

Athanatos
Jun 7, 2006

Diligence is the mother of Luck


Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

What happened to Fultz during the 2 months between Summer League and tje start of the season?

Did someone kill Fultz and start to wear his skin?

Someone's genie wish to be an NBA player, but got hosed because it didn't include the players skills with it.

MOVIE MAJICK
Jan 4, 2012



Zogo posted:

crazycello and Time voted for that one.



wtf, what did I vote for...?

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Cool Buff Man
Jul 30, 2006

bitch

Athanatos posted:

Someone's genie wish to be an NBA player, but got hosed because it didn't include the players skills with it.

That's like the Goosebumps book where the girl wished to be the best basketball player on her team but it just resulted in everyone else being terrible instead of her being good.

Mark R.L. Fultz

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