Official NBA Discusion Thread

October 25, 2012 @ 19:06:03
Here is the Yahoo article if anybody wants to read it.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--sources--david-stern-stepping-down-feb--1--2014-25361209.html
October 28, 2012 @ 02:51:42
The Beard is on his way to the Rockets.

Originally posted by Inactive User
Oklahoma City has traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets. The Rockets send Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and future draft considerations to the Thunder for Harden,league sources tell Y! Sports. James Harden turned down a $52 million dollar extension, OKC wasted no time and traded him to the Rockets.


good move for OKC

He's cute? I bet he ain't #Hansum

October 28, 2012 @ 04:07:14
^Even better move for the Rockets tho, getting arguably one of the best scorers/outside shooters in the league and only really giving up Martin, Lamb and some future 1st round picks. The Lin-Harden back court looks good on paper plus TJones is gonna ball so I'm expecting us to at least get out the first round.
October 28, 2012 @ 04:15:08
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He's cute? I bet he ain't #Hansum

October 29, 2012 @ 19:31:00
OKC got a really good deal for Harden. They might take a step back this season but they will be able to continue to draft and develop some young talent to be contenders for the long run.
October 31, 2012 @ 00:48:28
KG still that nigga


We're all in the same game, just different levels. Dealing with the same hell, just different devils

October 31, 2012 @ 00:56:05
KG still that nigga



"We are never, ever, ever getting back together."

He's cute? I bet he ain't #Hansum

October 31, 2012 @ 01:01:33
KG still that nigga



"We are never, ever, ever getting back together."


"Preference" smokeyface

We're all in the same game, just different levels. Dealing with the same hell, just different devils

October 31, 2012 @ 15:22:39
Lakers that fuckboy team


Last.fm - DStyles23 Xbox Live GT: DStyles23

October 31, 2012 @ 16:10:27
50 reasons to hate the LA Lakers by Tom Ziller

1. Kobe Bryant is such a punk that Smush Parker sacrificed his own NBA career to freeze out Bryant toward the end of the '07-08 season. Link

2. I used to love Jason Segel. But his infamous line regarding Jordan's championships in those ads for Bad Teacher so closely resembles Kobe truthers' RINGZZZ line of attack that I can no longer enjoy Segel's other work. I even removed "Dracula's Lament" from my iPod. (Segel is also a Lakers fan. BOO.)


3. The Lakers will be in the postseason despite employing coaches that have recently tortured good fan bases in Philadelphia (Eddie Jordan), Cleveland (Mike Brown), Sacramento (Chuck Person) and Charlotte (Bernie Bickerstaff).

4. Despite a player payroll approaching $100 million, a half-billion valuation and the richest TV deal in NBA history, during the 2011 lockout the Lakers canned at least 20 employees in the scouting department, most of them longtime Lakers. But hey, you've got to pay for Steve Blake and Troy Murphy somehow! Link

5. Chris Paul requested a trade fairly quietly and decently, and ended up being sent to the Clippers, a team with a historical .367 winning percentage. Dwight Howard creates a devastating scene of indecision, hypocrisy and spectacle, and ends up being sent to the Lakers, a team with a historical .620 winning percentage. He deserves to be traded to the Juneau FrostDonkeys.

6. When the Lakers decided not to hire Brian Shaw, the longtime Lakers assistant and rising star in the coaching ranks, the Lakers did not let Brian Shaw know. He found out by watching ESPN. Link

7. The Lakers' new TV deal (worth at least $150 million per season) easily pays for the team's entire player payroll, which will be the highest in the league. The Clippers, who play in the same TV market, can barely cover Chris Paul's salary with their own TV deal.

8. It would take 21 seasons for the Charlotte Bobcats to make $150 million from local TV. The Lakers will make that this season.

9. The Lakers were an accomplice in making it okay for self-respecting people to enjoy the idea of Justin Bieber. Link

10. Not only does someone, somewhere make and sell gold Lakers charms, someone, somewhere wears them under halfway unbuttoned shirts with sunglasses indoors. And that someone is a completely unironic Lakers fanatic.

11. Lakers fans will claim they know pain. They will act bothered after a loss, and will be apoplectic if eliminated in the playoffs. Yet the Lakers have made the playoffs in 47 of 51 seasons since moving to Los Angeles. This is akin to Paul Allen complaining that his canoe has sprung a leak.

12. That lovable Metta World Peace? He tried to knock American Hero James Harden's head off of his shoulders less than a year ago. Link

13. The Lakers told Pau Gasol they were not trading him, then damn near traded him in a very public episode.

14. Pau Gasol is so European he thinks you can just go and touch people's heads whenever you want! Weirdo. Link

15. For real, though.


16. Kobe Bryant held the equivalent of a photo shoot to show reporters how hard he works after a 2011 loss to the Heat. Despite the Heat having a separate on-site practice gym, one which would not have required dozens of arena staff to pause their post-game clean-up if used, Kobe spent an hour taking shots on the main floor at AmericanAirlines Arena. Link

17. This was not a unique occurrence. Link

18. One of the reasons Brian Shaw was not hired as coach of the Lakers in 2011 is because the Lakers' owners wanted to excise all influence of Phil Jackson. Phil Jackson led the Lakers to five NBA championships in 11 seasons.

19. Team owner Jerry Buss got hit for a DUI ... at age 74 ... with a 23-year-old woman in the passenger seat. He spent the night in a cell. (Score one for sweet cosmic justice.) Link

20. Jimmy Buss, the new boss of the team, hired a close friend named Chaz as a scout. Chaz's work experience is apparently as a bartender. Link

21. Another Buss son (Jesse) was arrested for public intoxication near the University of Kentucky ... while apparently on a scouting trip for the Lakers.

22. The only people that indisputably benefit from the James Harden trade are the Los Angeles Lakers. Because of course.

23. Before his preseason Lakers debut, reporters asked Dwight Howard if he had any dreams about playing. Dwight's response:
Originally posted by Inactive User
"Maybe. I had a dream that one day ..." Howard said, trailing off as he struggled reciting Martin Luther King's famed "I Have a Dream" speech.

He tried to use MLK's speech as a goofball joke but couldn't remember how it went. Dwight. Howard. Link

24. Kobe Bryant hasn't been the best player in the league since at least 2008, and probably even longer. Try to tell a typical Lakers fan he's not the best player in the league right now. In 2012.

25. More from Smush Parker:
Originally posted by Inactive User
"Midway through the first season, I tried to at least have a conversation with Kobe Bryant - he's my teammate, he's a co-worker of mine, I see his face every day when I go into work. I tried to talk with him about football. He tells me I can't talk to him, with a serious face. He tells me I need more accolades under my belt before I can come talk to him. He was dead serious."
Link

26. One more from Smush Parker:
Originally posted by Inactive User
"I'll tell you a funny story. My first year there, we made the playoffs. We're playing the Phoenix Suns. Phil Jackson gives Lamar Odom his black card to take the team out to dinner and build camaraderie for the playoffs. We show up as a team and hang out as a team. We're all sitting at one table, the whole team, but Kobe Bryant was sitting by himself at his own table in the corner."


27. In 2007, Kobe asked for a trade. When 99 percent of NBA stars ask for trades, they get traded for a package made up of something between a liverwurst sandwich and toilet hooch. When Kobe asked for a trade, his team instead swung a deal for an All-Star power forward, won the Western Conference three straight seasons and added two championship banners to the rafters.

28. In 2008 in Sacramento, a Lakers fan yelled "Brad Miller sucks!" very loudly during the national anthem. I'm positive that was not an isolated incident. Link

29. Have you attended a Lakers road game in which the home team wins? Oh my God, it becomes an instant history lesson. "Yeah, the Lakers just lost by 15, but RINGZZZZ. How many titles they FrostDonkeys got, HUH? Sixteen banners in STAPLES, clowns." It's insufferable.

30. The one truth Lakers haters could always rely on over the past decade is that L.A. would always have an underwhelming point guard. Derek Fisher, Smush Parker, Steve Blake, Ramon Sessions ... they signed Steve Nash this summer. What the Hell?

31. The Lakers don't have a mascot. Why do the Lakers hate children and also grown adults who like laughing at furries embarrass themselves? Link

32. The Lakers also don't have an inflatable mascot. Why do they hate fun?

33. The Lakers boast that the Laker Girls were the NBA's first cheer squad, but Indiana's Pacemates go back to the ABA. But if a tree falls anywhere other than L.A., it doesn't clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap. Link

34. Kobe Bryant is seriously acting as if he might miss the opener between the Mavericks and Lakers on Tuesday. Everyone knows he's going to play. Everyone knows he's not going to leave the fate of the world to Jodie Meeks. Yet he continues with the charade so that everyone is forced to note how gutty it was for him to play with an obvious injury (the obviousness of which was made apparent by the last-minute decision to play). It's all a very bad joke.

35. Kobe commutes via helicopter. You sitting in traffic this morning? You schlubbing onto the bus or strapping on your bike helmet? You jumping in the vanpool with seven of your closest friends? Kobe's in a helicopter. Link

36. What's worse than commuting via helicopter? Claiming that you're doing it to be a more effective player. From the above-linked GQ story:
Originally posted by Inactive User
But sexy as it might seem, Bryant says the helicopter is just another tool for maintaining his body. It's no different than his weights or his whirlpool tubs or his custom-made Nikes. Given his broken finger, his fragile knees, his sore back and achy feet, not to mention his chronic agita, Bryant can't sit in a car for two hours. The helicopter, therefore, ensures that he gets to Staples Center feeling fresh, that his body is warm and loose and fluid as mercury when he steps onto the court.

Look, if you're going to commute to work via helicopter, own it. Don't try to hide behind it with some "my helicopter ride is like working out!" B.S. Own it.

37. 2002 Western Conference Finals, Game 6. So egregious Ralph Nader got involved.

38. 0.4 seconds. Possibly not even physically possible. But the Lakers have purchased their own laws.

39. How much of a brat is Kobe Bryant? As his Lakers were losing to the Suns in Game 7 in the 2006 playoffs, and after scoring 50 in a losing effort in Game 6, Kobe protested his supporting cast's mediocrity by basically refusing to shoot in the second half. (He scored one point. Kobe Bryant. Scored one point.) Link

40. While a Laker, Kwame Brown ruined a man's 30th birthday. He didn't do that with the Wizards, Pistons or Bobcats. The evil is overwhelming. Link

41. Lamar Odom met Khloe Kardashian as a Laker. It literally ruined his career.

42. Khloe Kardashian broke up with Rashad McCants to date and marry Lamar Odom. It literally ruined Rashad McCants' career. Los Angeles!

43. Kobe Bryant nicknamed himself (first offense) the Black Mamba (second offense), which is not actually black and thus makes no sense. It's like Kevin Love calling himself the Brown Recluse.

44. While still a TV analyst, Doug Collins had the temerity to suggest Shane Battier was playing effective defense on Kobe Bryant. Kobe lit Battier up the next game, and repeatedly screamed "He can't guard me!" at Collins while running back on defense.

45. You may know a decent person who is a Lakers fan. Know that for those three hours four times a week when the Lakers are on TV, that decent person is not decent. That person is rooting for darkness.

46. You think Ray Allen leaving Boston for Miami was bad? Steve Nash has been warring with the Lakers for a decade. And he ditched Canada for L.A.

47. According to TMZ, every player who has ever played for the Lakers and been to a nightclub is a "star."

48. For real, though.


49. Kareem Abdul-Jabfreakingbar had to grouse in public before the Lakers agreed to give me a statue. What is wrong with these people? Link

50. Why should you root against the Lakers? Because the alternate is rooting for L.A. and being an accessory to all of the above. Don't do it. Don't do it. Just say no to the Lakers.
October 31, 2012 @ 18:40:04

We're all in the same game, just different levels. Dealing with the same hell, just different devils

October 31, 2012 @ 19:12:32
Bitch ass bloomberg just cancelled the game for tomorrow.


Last.fm - DStyles23 Xbox Live GT: DStyles23

October 31, 2012 @ 22:55:10
First Harden and now DeRozan?

These GMs fucking up son.

Last.fm - DStyles23 Xbox Live GT: DStyles23

October 31, 2012 @ 23:25:58
rumors going around espn and the internet today that the lakers might be looking to make a run for lebron in 2014.....wow

link or GTFO
November 01, 2012 @ 01:38:22
raps choked... Amir Johnson smh...
November 01, 2012 @ 02:24:29
Harden drops 37, 6, & 12 in his Rockets debut smokeyface and people saying OKC got the better of the deal.
Hou 105 - 96 Det
November 01, 2012 @ 03:47:35
NBA aint ready for Lillard.

dude is gonna be a star someday


He's cute? I bet he ain't #Hansum

November 01, 2012 @ 03:48:05
Harden drops 37, 6, & 12 in his Rockets debut smokeyface and people saying OKC got the better of the deal.
Hou 105 - 96 Det


Its Detroit...
November 01, 2012 @ 04:59:42
So....Houston signed Harden to an $80M extension. Dude is nice and all....but I can't say for sure yet whether or not the Rockets made a smart decision. Maybe I'm just hating, I'm too used to seeing dude as a major spark off the bench in OKC and nothing else. If dude becomes a franchise star, then damn, more power to him.
November 01, 2012 @ 05:10:59
Harden drops 37, 6, & 12 in his Rockets debut smokeyface and people saying OKC got the better of the deal.
Hou 105 - 96 Det


Its Detroit...

LA just lost, shouldn't they have won since "Its Portland..."
November 01, 2012 @ 14:06:53
lol Lakers that fuckboy team.

Dwight Howard regretting not opting out of his contract.

Nikka could have been a Mav or Net instead he;s kobe's bitch.

Last.fm - DStyles23 Xbox Live GT: DStyles23

November 01, 2012 @ 14:40:14
NBA aint ready for Lillard.

dude is gonna be a star someday



Had Steve Nash out there looking like Derrick Fisher smokeyface

Maybe it's time for him to retire

We're all in the same game, just different levels. Dealing with the same hell, just different devils

November 01, 2012 @ 17:29:18
KG still that nigga



Even though KG scrapped no body decent but midgets, he couldn't do a damn thing to Jesus Shuttlesworth. LOLZ

Still got Swag.
November 01, 2012 @ 17:30:24
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With all that money, I hope Hardon fixes his grill. Is that why he doesn't open his mouth?
November 03, 2012 @ 00:06:56
Nice to see Hinrich back on the Bulls.

Pretty Young Thug

November 03, 2012 @ 02:02:50
Harden drops 45 & 7 on ATL smokeyface
November 03, 2012 @ 02:23:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAhOiFWvxTU
smokeyface
November 03, 2012 @ 02:48:32
Knicks blow out Heatles by...20?



Wake me up when the Raptors shit on the Netssmokeyface

We're all in the same game, just different levels. Dealing with the same hell, just different devils

November 03, 2012 @ 05:55:44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAhOiFWvxTU
smokeyface


Looked like he tripped on his foot at 0:02. When he got up he was limping too.

Still a nice basket though.

Pretty Young Thug

November 03, 2012 @ 07:31:20
Harden is ballin' on a whole other level. Dude is going to drop 50 on the Blazers.
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