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creamcorn
Oct 26, 2007

automatic gun for fast, continuous firing




Basketball is gone, because Rudy Gobert rubbed his cloaca all over the rest of the league. I miss it dearly, so I've turned to the annals of history to find new (old) guys to stan,

George Gervin loving ruled, he was an unrepetentant chucker who was to finger roll layups what Kareem was to the skyhook. Remarkably durable despite his physique (skinnier KD) and habits, Gervin won four scoring titles leading a high-octane Spurs offense featuring many powerful afros and helped prove that the ABA teams could play just as well as their NBA counterparts post-merger.







In many ways, the late 70s Spurs were prototypes for the current Houston Rockets- regular season dominance, reliance on a two guard who didn't pass or play defense, lack of playoff success; the major difference was that Gervin's finger rolls were much more aesthetically pleasing than Harden's foul-drawing rolls on the ground. I encourage everyone to join me in watching oldass basketball and developing powerful new takes; we can't let our posting muscles atrophy in this ball-less era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EjHZJL6Jj8

creamcorn fucked around with this message at 17:21 on May 1, 2020

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monkeu
Jun 1, 2000

by Reene


Wow, hard to believe that the very competent moderators accidentally gassed the actual May NBA thread that was made and replied to hours before this one was created

Anyway back to basketball views, I for one believe even a player like Lebron James could score a lot of points against the 90s physical basketball teams featured in the latest episodes of the last dance documentary. Let’s look at the indisputable evidence on the subject:

https://twitter.com/johnnyrambos/st...7323016196?s=21


https://twitter.com/johnnyrambos/st...6843863040?s=21


https://twitter.com/johnnyrambos/st...4123200513?s=21


https://twitter.com/johnnyrambos/st...9882034176?s=21


https://twitter.com/johnnyrambos/st...9408160786?s=21


https://twitter.com/johnnyrambos/st...5325755394?s=21


https://twitter.com/johnnyrambos/st...2677235714?s=21

What a “champion”

monkeu fucked around with this message at 12:42 on May 1, 2020

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012



Again why did ESPN hire a player who was known for no talking only scowling to be a talking head

Kibner
Oct 21, 2008



Grimey Drawer

Metapod posted:

Again why did ESPN hire a player who was known for no talking only scowling to be a talking head

Probably because he uses Twitter a lot.

BWV
Feb 24, 2005



Kibner posted:

Probably because he uses Twitter a lot.

yea Perk has nothing interesting to say but he still "knows" many current players and more importantly, he is absolutely shameless in trying to cause drama on Twitter.

Brolander
Oct 20, 2008

i am but a vessel

RE: that john wall thing


who the gently caress is john wall

Dinosaurs!
May 22, 2003



Brolander posted:

RE: that john wall thing


who the gently caress is john wall

I feel bad when guys like him talk about coming out of retirement to try and prove they still have it.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

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


BWV posted:

yea Perk has nothing interesting to say but he still "knows" many current players and more importantly, he is absolutely shameless in trying to cause drama on Twitter.

Yeah, I am pretty sure his appeal is the fact that he will talk poo poo for no reason and he's recent enough that players will still respond to him.

It's a pretty fitting given his playing career.

Declan MacManus
Sep 1, 2011

damn i'm really in this bitch



creamcorn posted:



Basketball is gone, because Rudy Gobert rubbed his cloaca all over the rest of the league. I miss it dearly, so I've turned to the annals of history to find new (old) guys to stan,

George Gervin loving ruled, he was an unrepetentant chucker who was to finger roll layups what Kareem was to the skyhook. Remarkably durable despite his physique (skinnier KD) and habits, Gervin won four scoring titles leading a high-octane Spurs offense featuring many powerful afros and helped prove that the ABA teams could play just as well as their NBA counterparts post-merger.





In many ways, the late 70s Spurs were prototypes for the current Houston Rockets- regular season dominance, reliance on a two guard who didn't pass or play defense, lack of playoff success; the major difference was that Gervin's finger rolls were much more aesthetically pleasing than Harden's foul-drawing rolls on the ground. I encourage everyone to join me in watching oldass basketball and developing powerful new takes; we can't let our posting muscles atrophy in this ball-less era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EjHZJL6Jj8

i actually have that james silas basketball card up in my “office”; it’s funny to think of the spurs as originally having started off as a fun team of gunners before they turned into a weird constantly mutating basketball monolith

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012



Good news everyone

https://twitter.com/TheAthleticNBA/...1779795976?s=19

iospace
Jan 19, 2038




Fun Shoe

Hey friends, we have a visitor from another area of the forums: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3918699

Give them a nice welcome!

Aye Doc
Jul 19, 2007

my name is john carter




guys i have plenty of money. so much money. the team is never in danger. just its employees, who will not be paid, and who will have fewer jobs to come back to. now please everyone, settle down with the calling me poor

Salvor_Hardin
Sep 13, 2005

Coming in the club with that fresh shit on with something crazy on my arm


Nap Ghost

The trade proposal in the background of the new game of zones is amazing

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


https://twitter.com/KCJHoop/status/1256267789410672644

This guy gets meatball Chicago fans.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

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


We're sure Karnisovas isn't just Hoiberg with a haircut?

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


https://twitter.com/CodyWesterlund/...269964891357190

lmao

edit:

Lmao

https://twitter.com/KCJHoop/status/1256272862253658114

This dude is fired as poo poo.

Dexo fucked around with this message at 17:27 on May 1, 2020

Athanatos
Jun 7, 2006

Laser Rocket Arm


Brolander
Oct 20, 2008

i am but a vessel

didn't he hit another that game?

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




the bulls loving rule

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004



when you care a great deal about this team

Redgrendel2001
Sep 1, 2006

you literally think a person saying their NBA team of choice being better than the fucking 76ers is a 'schtick'

a literal thing you think.


Lol
https://twitter.com/munzly/status/1...8726183937?s=19

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Strawberry Panda
Nov 4, 2007

Breakfast Defecting, Slow Dick Touching, Root Beer Barreling SwagVP


Can't tamper if there are no contracts.

MelancholyMark
May 5, 2009



I haven't been paying much attention recently, have they said anything about the start of free agency?

Wanna see a maximum chaos option where players can sign new contracts during the middle of the playoffs

dokmo
Aug 26, 2006

man


Morbid Hound

MelancholyMark posted:

I haven't been paying much attention recently, have they said anything about the start of free agency?

There's been a lot of discussion among the lawyers behind the scenes, but nothing's been decided.

Redgrendel2001
Sep 1, 2006

you literally think a person saying their NBA team of choice being better than the fucking 76ers is a 'schtick'

a literal thing you think.


https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/s...5220853761?s=19

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




the NBA does announce that the Bulls will have the #7 pick

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

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




Hair Elf

iospace posted:

Hey friends, we have a visitor from another area of the forums: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3918699

Give them a nice welcome!

How in the world does that manage to keep the BYOB style while in SAS?

morestuff
Aug 2, 2008

You can't stop what's coming


I was really hoping we'd get a draft on time, I don't know if I can handle six months of endlessly iterating mock drafts

morestuff fucked around with this message at 21:24 on May 1, 2020

Athanatos
Jun 7, 2006

Laser Rocket Arm


Brolander posted:

didn't he hit another that game?

No. He made 2 vs Philly. 3! vs Atlanta.

The Glumslinger posted:

How in the world does that manage to keep the BYOB style while in SAS?

Our Admin coder is awesome these days.

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


Athanatos posted:

No. He made 2 vs Philly. 3! vs Atlanta.


Our Admin coder is awesome these days.

tell them to give me my little blue Hawkeye mod star back I kept it for like five years after getting demodded, that's adverse possession

https://twitter.com/HoniAhm/status/...9615260675?s=19

either Kendrick has the most vigilant reply guy on Earth or he's taking the KD approach to Online.

MourningView fucked around with this message at 21:34 on May 1, 2020

Athanatos
Jun 7, 2006

Laser Rocket Arm




MourningView posted:

tell them to give me my little blue Hawkeye mod star back I kept it for like five years after getting demodded, that's adverse possession

It's sad when a league cant take care of it's veterans.

Cool Buff Man
Jul 30, 2006

bitch

iospace posted:

Hey friends, we have a visitor from another area of the forums: https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3918699

Give them a nice welcome!

No

chunkles
Aug 14, 2005

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



good news everyone, we're in the age of kali and this world of depredation and sin will end in about 500,000 years, meaning tillman fertitta will have to sell the rockets by then.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


https://twitter.com/nickswagypyoung...2696400896?s=21

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

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




Hair Elf


lol, that entire tweet is a rollercoaster

The Glumslinger
Sep 24, 2008

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




Hair Elf

Yeah, I dont see this poo poo happening

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/...t.co/9giQik95zo

quote:

According to a proposal deck sent to the N.B.A. and the W.N.B.A., which The New York Times reviewed, MGM envisions a fully quarantined campus, essentially one full block of the Las Vegas Strip, where players would live and play out whatever schedule the leagues want. The athletes would be joined by their families, league and broadcast media employees, as well as the staff and vendors needed to serve them, with access to lounges, spas, restaurants and all the other perks the resorts offer (yes, even gambling).

quote:

The centerpiece of the proposal to the N.B.A. is the Mandalay Bay resort, which has 4,700 rooms at three connected hotels at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip: the Mandalay Bay, the Four Seasons and the Delano. They are also connected by an enclosed walkway to the Luxor hotel, which is where MGM service staff such as housekeepers and caterers would live.

As many as 24 basketball courts could be built at the convention center at Mandalay Bay, which hosts the Aces of the W.N.B.A. Five would be used to telecast games, while the others would be for practice. MGM also proposed getting access to the Thomas & Mack Center, an arena on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, that hosts the N.B.A.’s annual summer league.

The full health and safety procedures necessary are not fully laid out, though they would clearly be quite extensive. “Any person entering the integrated resort would have to go through agreed health, safety and quarantine protocols” according to the proposal, and they would be “required to remain in the integrated resort for the entirety of their stay.” MGM hired a health and safety consultant as an adviser and said it would secure all necessary medical testing equipment.

Maneck
Sep 11, 2011
That feeling in the amygdala that leads to posting?

Here's a hint, it's a trap.



Reads like a facility operator's fantasy to rescue them from bankruptcy.

Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

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



This would own but seems unlikely. But, like, less unlikely than the president suggesting we inject bleach into our lungs so

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Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

I been ballin' so damn hard I swear I think that I'm Coby


It sounds doable, until you get to the point where all of those staff to maintain those services will have to be kept on campus. And the LV unions are decently strong. So you are going to have to pay them a ton.

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