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#1

Posted 22 April 2010 - 06:43 AM

Is it alright if we just discuss it in this topic? Rather than bumping up that old NBA one.

Has anyone been following the games? It seems like it's either going to be Lakers, Cavs, or Magic taking it all this year...

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:54 PM

I think out of the east the only team that has the keys to win is Cleveland, and I think it could be their year to take the title. They've been playing the best basketball in the league and don't show any signs of letting up. Getting Shaq back could have caused a hitch in the chemistry but they didn't miss a beat.

In the west I like L.A. to go again but they lost easy games to close out the year that they shouldn't have. I think Dallas is really deep and if they get past San Antonio could be the one big threat to the Lakers' Finals hopes.

But I'm calling Lakers Cavs, and Cavs win in seven games.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:24 PM

I think the Magic will make it to the Finals but lose to the Cavs. I'm gonna guess the Mavs will make it pretty far but not make it to the Finals. I think the Lakers or Cavs will win the trophy.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:55 PM

I'm surprised nobody in here is talking basketball.

OKC is looking good lately. They shot 48 free throws to the Lakers' 28 in Game 4, but Durant tends to get to the line anywhere he plays. So far the Durantula has cancelled out Kobe, and if Russell Westbrook can keep running rough shot over Derek Fisher, it will be up to the Lakers' big men to beat the Thunder. I think OKC has a better than average chance to win this series if the Lakers can't get back to playing championship caliber ball. They skidded into the playoffs on a nasty group of losses to teams they could've won against. I'm not so sure they're a lock for the Finals yet.

I also thought Dallas might be in the Finals but so far the Spurs have come alive and handled them. I had Dallas as the only ones who could beat LA in the conference finals, if the Lakers lost, but that's not looking likely now. I don't think the Spurs will make it all the way, though. They're too old and after the first round, the pace of the series gets tighter and you have less rest between games. That could catch up to them, like I think it will the Celtics if they hold off Miami for one more game.

Speaking of Miami, Dwyane Wade is the f*cking man. He is my favorite player in the league to watch, and his historic performance on Sunday was evidence of why. He dropped 46 points, with a streak in the late 3rd and early 4th quarters of five straight 3-pointers. It was clutch scoring from everywhere on the court by a guy who came out of college with a questionable jump shot. If he only had one consistent, solid teammate he would be right at the top of the East with Lebron every year. He just needs one, and right now he has no one he can rely on every night. He needs a Scottie Pippen.

I think this year Cleveland can't be stopped in the East, and I expect them to likely meet with the Lakers for a solid Finals. I would probably take Cleveland in seven in that case. I just have a feeling this is their year and they're playing excellent team basketball. Shaq is the only real question mark for me because he's old and has looked rusty.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:30 PM

I still believe that the Spurs can handle the second round. Even with an aging roster, this team has the experience in the play-offs. They made Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki cry, and I believe they could also make Phoenix star Steve Nash cry...though I haven't seen him cry... confused.gif

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:40 PM

Cavs Celts game two tonight. Spurs Suns opening there series aswell. Cavs need to take a 2-0 lead on this series and go to Boston and try and steal a game.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:34 PM

QUOTE (Phazar @ Apr 23 2010, 21:24)
I think the Magic will make it to the Finals but lose to the Cavs. I'm gonna guess the Mavs will make it pretty far but not make it to the Finals. I think the Lakers or Cavs will win the trophy.

I did'nt get any thing that you said sad.gif

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 01:45 AM

Well Mavs choked in the first round. I'm happy, Spurs Suns should be a good series. Cavs Lakers would be the best finals this year. Kobe vs Lebron. Epic ending series in seven games.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:34 AM

QUOTE (dirty_neon @ Apr 26 2010, 14:55)
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Whazzaap, bromosexual?

I have only two questions for you...

One, do you remember when I told you Durant would be a better pro than Oden? lol.gif

And two, what the hell are you still doing in the members group?

Missed you pal. smile.gif

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:09 AM

Mavs choking is never a surprise anymore, I have been a fan of the Mavs, and Dirk, but he needs to go if they want to advance. Too obvious for me to point out.

Cleveland played horrible. They had a little run going with about 3 minutes left in 4th, but just couldn't stop Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:45 AM

Mo Williams defense has been terrible the first two games.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:31 AM

QUOTE (GerryM @ May 3 2010, 15:34)
QUOTE (Phazar @ Apr 23 2010, 21:24)
I think the Magic will make it to the Finals but lose to the Cavs. I'm gonna guess the Mavs will make it pretty far but not make it to the Finals. I think the Lakers or Cavs will win the trophy.

I did'nt get any thing that you said sad.gif

This is what I think:

Western Conference Finals: Lakers VS Suns....Lakers

Eastern Conference Finals: Cavs VS Magic....Cavs

Finals: Lakers VS Cavs....Don't know right now


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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:14 AM

I'd like to see lakers vs. magic.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE (Attorney General @ May 3 2010, 23:34)
QUOTE (dirty_neon @ Apr 26 2010, 14:55)
Durantula

Whazzaap, bromosexual?

I have only two questions for you...

One, do you remember when I told you Durant would be a better pro than Oden? lol.gif

And two, what the hell are you still doing in the members group?

Missed you pal. smile.gif

I do remember actually lol. I was sold on Oden but the guy has been a total bust thus far, and Durant looks like the third best player in the league. He ate defenses up this year. His power attacking the rim truly surprises me because he lacks ideal size at his position. He's so long and lanky. Durantula is the best nickname for him, hands down.

Where else would I be? I've only been hanging around about a week anyhow. Things good on your end?

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 01:39 PM Edited by Stefche, 27 October 2010 - 07:32 AM.

My tip for the Finals are the Cavs and the Lakers, with the Cavs winning it in six. However, I think as a team the Lakers are more rounded, unlike the Cavs, who seem to play everything through Shaq and then LeBron. Gasol, Kobe, Fisher and Bynum all contribute relatively equally and have better depth than the Cavs, in addition to the fact that the Cavs' guards (Williams and Parker) are relatively crap.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (Phazar @ May 4 2010, 07:31)
QUOTE (GerryM @ May 3 2010, 15:34)
QUOTE (Phazar @ Apr 23 2010, 21:24)
I think the Magic will make it to the Finals but lose to the Cavs. I'm gonna guess the Mavs will make it pretty far but not make it to the Finals. I think the Lakers or Cavs will win the trophy.

I did'nt get any thing that you said sad.gif

This is what I think:

Western Conference Finals: Lakers VS Suns....Lakers

Eastern Conference Finals: Cavs VS Magic....Cavs

Finals: Lakers VS Cavs....Don't know right now

oh... i see, however we don't know for sure, last year the eastern conference finals was an upset.

Many thought the Cavs and Celtics will meet in the eastern conference finals but it turned out that there was really "Magic" thats why Orlando made it to the Finals.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:19 PM

Kobe still looking like the best closer in the game styll

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE (dirty_neon @ May 4 2010, 07:10)
Where else would I be? I've only been hanging around about a week anyhow. Things good on your end?

Where else would you be?! Showforum 20 maybe? You haven't forgot your way home now have you?

Things are going pretty well over here. Can't complain. How about yourself? Anything new and exciting down in Houston?

About Durant, dude's a stone cold killer. He's my new favorite player. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him and Westbrook develop this year. With that young nucleus in place, I wouldn't be surprised to see these guys competing for a title in another couple of years. The foundation is there.

That said, I'd sell my soul to see Durant in Knicks colors next summer. lol.gif

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE (Attorney General @ May 4 2010, 14:20)
QUOTE (dirty_neon @ May 4 2010, 07:10)
Where else would I be? I've only been hanging around about a week anyhow. Things good on your end?

Where else would you be?! Showforum 20 maybe? You haven't forgot your way home now have you?

Things are going pretty well over here. Can't complain. How about yourself? Anything new and exciting down in Houston?

About Durant, dude's a stone cold killer. He's my new favorite player. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him and Westbrook develop this year. With that young nucleus in place, I wouldn't be surprised to see these guys competing for a title in another couple of years. The foundation is there.

That said, I'd sell my soul to see Durant in Knicks colors next summer. lol.gif

lol nah too many people in section 20 think I'm an ass for the way I left. Not a good idea, if you ask me. Wouldn't be a warm welcome.

Things are great here in Houston, save for the fact that we field a minor league baseball team in a major league ball park.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:19 AM

Heh. For the record, I brought you up in the Fresh Meat topic before I knew who you were.

Anyway, game one between Atlanta and Orlando should be solid. But honestly, I have a hard time seeing the Hawks get out of this round after watching them struggle with a Bogut-less Bucks squad.

Also, I hear Kirelenko is sitting out tonight's game with that injury still bothering him. Utah def needs him on the court if they're going to make this a series.




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Posted 05 May 2010 - 04:13 AM

QUOTE (GerryM @ May 4 2010, 06:32)
Many thought the Cavs and Celtics will meet in the eastern conference finals but it turned out that there was really "Magic" thats why Orlando made it to the Finals.

Yeah. Even though I respect both the Magic and Cavs, I was a little surprised that the Magic took them out with not much difficulty.

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 07:32 AM

QUOTE (Attorney General @ May 4 2010, 19:19)
Heh. For the record, I brought you up in the Fresh Meat topic before I knew who you were.

Ha that must've been funny.

Orlando totally dominated Atlanta defensively. The Hawks don't look like they stand a chance.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 06:51 AM

QUOTE (dirty_neon @ May 6 2010, 07:32)
QUOTE (Attorney General @ May 4 2010, 19:19)
Heh. For the record, I brought you up in the Fresh Meat topic before I knew who you were.

Ha that must've been funny.

Orlando totally dominated Atlanta defensively. The Hawks don't look like they stand a chance.

They don't. And when it looks like they had a glimpse of hope, they couldn't drop sh*t. Howard, Carter and Nelson just controlled the whole game.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:13 PM

You would think with an Allstar Center in Horford and a top 5 defender in Josh Smith, they could contain Howard a lot better.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:28 AM Edited by DOOM!, 08 May 2010 - 05:31 AM.

And they have shooters like Joe Johnson and Joey Crawford, who just haven't showed up for this series.

Sometimes I think Cavs throw games for some reason. They can blow out almost every team on any givin' night, and or they just lose by 20 points. But LeBron is one of my favorite players to watch, dude has so much talent he is a freak. I hope he wins titles, because talent-wise, I think he is the greatest to ever touch a basketball and he is only 25 years old. Now of course I never got to see the likes of Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, "Pistol" Pete Maraviech or Kareem Abdul-Jabar. But I have seen LeBron throughout his career and have seen him play in person, and seeing what he has done right now at his age, all he needs is a two or three rings, and he will be the best.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 11:01 PM

In regards to Lebron being the best, I was able to watch nearly all of Jordan's career and a decent about of Magic and Kareem. Jordan and Lebron are very different players on the court. Early in Jordan's career he was a dunk machine and was powerful, but similar to Kobe he grew much more finesse later in his career and improved on his shooting range. You can see Lebron doing that as he matures, but he is so much more physical and large that he will probably maintain that scary power later into his career than Jordan did. I think Jordan is the greatest of all time, and Kobe is the second best (counting only people I've seen in my lifetime), but Lebron is on the fast track to being on that list. He just needs to win a championship and stay healthy.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:50 AM

Looks Like the Western Semis are going to end by sweep dontgetit.gif

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:17 AM

A Lakers Suns conference final might be good television. Certainly more exciting to watch than anything involving Utah or San Antonio.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE (dirty_neon @ May 10 2010, 08:17)
A Lakers Suns conference final might be good television. Certainly more exciting to watch than anything involving Utah or San Antonio.

The only thing worth watching in the 2nd round is Cavs/Celtics. And I am surprised Celtics are giving Cavs a fight, I honestly thought Cleveland would do what Orlando is doing and that is sweeping anybody they play.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:07 PM

Boston only won that game yesterday because Rajon Rondo f*cking torched the Cavs' guards. LeBron said he wants a chance to guard him in Game 5 and I think they should let him. He's the only thing keeping Boston alive. Paul Pierce has been a complete non-factor, and the other two are come and go.




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