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Cory Joseph's start isn't a promotion or indictment of Patty Mills. He's still the backup PG and key rotational piece over Joseph. Pop simply likes continuity in his rotation, and right now Mills is rolling with the second unit. It's more about keeping that effective lineup intact than promoting Joseph over Mills.
1 year, 4 months ago on San Antonio Spurs 109, Orlando Magic 91: Tim Duncan emerges
@KrisPittman Can't bring Parker off the bench, and even if you do, he needs to play 35-40 minutes anyways. So best to figure it out another way.
1 year, 11 months ago on Stephen Curry is a problem, but Spurs must answer Klay Thompson first
1 year, 11 months ago on On Jason Collins and time and place
So what you're saying is Chris Broussard needs to murder every one who works on the Sabbath?
@4him And while I don't want to get into a big thing on theology--I'm just saying regardless of what we feel on it, we can all agree human beings deserve to be treated like human beings--one thing I have picked up as a Christian is this:
We were born sinners. We will die sinners. No exceptions. We're granted salvation BEFORE we earn it. That's what Jesus on a cross is supposed to symbolize for us.
It's not on us, as humans, to condemn. That's God's work. It's foolish to raise one sin above others. Yes, Broussard might hold homosexuality with the same contempt he does premarital sex, but he's not up on a soapbox condemning that when LeBron James has a child out of wedlock.
@4him How many references to homosexuality are in the New Testament?
@4him We all cherry-pick the Bible or portions of religions when we make Biblical arguments. Why do we not protest McDonald's for serving burgers every day of the year, even on those we're not supposed to be eating meat?
And asking to be treated as human beings, to not be left to a fence post. To not be murdered simply for who they are, that's hardly an aggressive agenda.
@4him Again, the thing is it's not flaunting. If he doesn't make himself public, someone will. Look what TMZ did to Magic Johnson's son. YOU might not care to hear or know about what his sexuality is. A lot of people don't. But there are people that do care to know, specifically for the purpose of doing harm.
@JeanJacquesBurlamaqui If you're a Christian, it's not for you to condemn. That's kind of up to the Big Guy. Which is good, because as a people we're not intelligent enough to judge people.And, again. You might not feel homosexuality is deserving of the approbation of man, but whatever your thoughts on the subject are, the fact is that homosexuals are not deserving of abuse or indignity either.
@4him in my mind it's not about unconditionally showing support. That's not something I'd expect or demand. But just because you don't support it, don't disparage a man's write to live freely. Your opinion on whether homosexuality is moral or not isn't the issue here. It never was. The issue is how we treat one another. And that should be the same regardless of our beliefs. Is that fair?
As for "expressing the Biblical view of homosexuality making young people's lives a living hell." I thought I had differentiated something in my post, and again I apologize for not being clearer.
There are people who, like Broussard, do not believe in homosexuality, but do not bully or openly disrespect (other than stating they're in an open rebellion against God) or shun homosexuals. And while I don't agree with their views, they're not the people I'm referring to when I say making life a living hell.
There are people that do far worse than quote scripture at homosexuals. There are people that bully, that beat, that throw derogatory words around freely. These people are the ones that make young homosexuals' lives a living hell. These people are bigots and I think it's safe to label them as such. Wouldn't you agree?
And just because people like the conservative talk show host I mention don't do those heinous things, doesn't mean they've earned the right to disparage Collins story or its impact. Because those atrocities are real, which is why Collins is a big deal, and for a person with a highly visible public platform to dismiss them is wrong. If the entirety of the population that were against homosexuality were of the "I don't agree with them but it's there business so I won't torture them either" then this conversation wouldn't be necessary. Does that answer part of your questions?
@4him Collins is a hero because he has taken on the burden of being the first. I believe there's not really anyone that wants to be the first to break that kind of barrier, because a lot of responsibility and turmoil comes with it. He's a hero because he knowingly put himself in the crosshairs and broke through that barrier (assuming he plays next season, of course). I mentioned this in the paragraphs immediately following the bold text in which I called him a hero, but I apologize for not making that clearer. He's a hero because he will be persecuted, and he will inspire. Maybe not you, but if even one gay athlete or kid sees something in this, that qualifies.
Anyone can comment on anything outside of their expertise, but when you do you open yourself up to criticism. And he deserves it. Broussard has made his beliefs known before without criticism, my issue with him is two-fold. 1.) Don't begin your argument with "as a Christian" because it's not a view representative of all Christians. 2.) ESPN needs to serve as a responsible journalistic medium, and he's part of that. I criticize both Broussard and the producers that put him on the air. The reason only his comments were inflammatory is because his were the only one pushing a one-sided belief or opinion. Collins is gay, that is fact. Not controversial. Arnovitz offered insight into what living open and freely would mean to a gay man. Again, that is not controversial. Those statements didn't call out anyone else, they didn't push beliefs on anyone else. They didn't bring down anyone else. Do you see a difference?
@edge50 I wish we could have some continuity in these situations down the stretch, but it looks like we're going to finish things up too banged up to do it.
2 years ago on Spurs defense suffering late game breakdowns
@LiveSpurs @blanchard48moh @LiveSpurs With Bonner, the benefit isn't necessarily him hitting three-pointers. It's that bigs tend to stay with him in fear of giving up a three-pointer, which would've opened up driving lanes for Parker and slowed the hard hedges in theory. That being said, the Heat simply ignored Bonner and he failed to take the open shots afforded him.
2 years ago on Miami Heat 88, San Antonio Spurs 86: Chris Bosh three sinks Spurs
@CraigThomas my opinion is the Heat lacked dribble penetration and finishers without James and Wade. They were also hitting a lot of long two-pointers (generally inefficient shots). Might've been a calculated risk trying to dare Heat shooters to make a play instead of coming off for a look at a jumper.
@LiveSpurs My thoughts in the first half were that Bonner might be able to loosen things up in the second. So in theory it wasn't the worst idea in the world. They needed to be able to stretch the floor and open things up. However, the moment Bonner passed up a completely wide open shot, I'd have liked to seen him taken out immediately.
@CraigThomas Perhaps Parker missed a few passing lanes and allowed the ball to stick a second too long. But despite being a freak of nature and healing well ahead of projected timetables, he's still working back from a severely sprained ankle.
He also found people early, and quite a few corner threes were available and missed. Still, he will have to do better in solving for this next time these two teams meet.
@jelliamesott This is getting a Spurs comic in the summer.
2 years ago on Why We Watch Tim Duncan
I might be guilty here. I don't want to complain about college ball, honestly. I only chime in when a fan says something about the college game being purer, or that its players somehow care more, or sacrifice more. Or that only college players play for the greater good.
2 years ago on Stop complaining about college basketball