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Sure it adds realism to the player models but the realism in the game play has been lost for years. I would much rather have a game that plays great and is fun to play than a great looking and sounding game.
2K Has been loaded with game play problems for years that has been neglected with a fix every year. Just a few are freezing of my player after the All Star weekend, incorrect season stats during association mode, not keeping correct quick match stats, and freezing of your console. Sometimes the ball will go off of the other team and it will be called off of you or one of my personal favorites is a back court call when you are clearly past half court. These are just a few but I could go on for a couple more paragraphs.
The controls this year are absolutely horrible with the analog stick. The response time is slow and the controls feel clunky.
This game has been partially broken and will stay that way since 2k already has your money.
Every year I laugh when the reviews come out from IGN and Gamespot because it is basically the same game from the year before with a couple of minor changes and these sights continue to tell everyone how great it is. Either they are being paid off or we have become accustom to accepting mediocrity as video game players.
If you are in love with graphics then this is the game for you. If you like a good gaming community, quick responsive controls, and a game that does not periodically freeze up try something else unless you can get it for about 30 bucks then it might be worth it.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Video: Duncan, Parker's real voice in NBA 2K 14
How is that a flop? Mills is standing straight up and gets knocked over from the momentum of Farmer hitting Baynes. It looks like the casual fans perspective of confusing charges with flops has spread to the league office.
1 month ago on Spurs' Mills receives flop warning from league
I am so sick of hearing about the Clippers. The players are still the same players. What has the great Chris Paul done other than get past the first round? Rivers is not going to turn Griffen into Garnett and Reddick is not becoming Allen. They are who we thought they where. I wish I knew Barkley I would definitely enjoy taking his money.
1 month ago on 'Sir Charles' Slams the Spurs... Again
I agree with you that we should see the starters minutes turned down during the regular season but at the same time when do they get turned up?
During the playoff run last year it looked like Parker, Manu and Tim got tired when all of a sudden they where being counted on for 35 and 40 minute nights when they didn't play them all year. As a head coach this has got to be a tough call for when the time is right. You play them too much at the end of the season to condition them for increased minutes and you get killed by the fans and media when one gets hurt but if they can't handle the 40 minute nights they run out of gas because they have not played a 40 minute night all season. Especially Parker who is running all over the court when he is playing and now tack on 10 more minutes that he is not use too. It is a total catch 22.
I will stick to my coaching from the keyboard. Pop can have it.
1 month, 1 week ago on Predicting the Spurs player rotation
@gruelingslate I wonder if Howard would want to hang out?
1 month, 1 week ago on 10 years later, Spurs finally get Josh Howard
I really don't see this meaning much at all. So we get Howard who is coming off of his 2nd major knee surgery and hasn't had a good season in about 7 years since he was with Dallas. There are too many if's in the Josh Howard equation. If he gets healthy, stays healthy, learns the system, starts playing well. He has not shown any of these characteristics in years. I understand that he is cheap and the risk is minimal but we need to address a more important concern. The backup point guard.
I like Joseph in 2 years but Tim doesn't have 2 years. Mills is G. Neal light and Nando has lost his confidence. Make something happen RC so we don't have Manu and Marco run down by season's end running the point.
@gymbear Great piece! Very well written. You made me feel like I was there.
1 month, 1 week ago on Minus Parker, Spurs’ offense explodes in preseason win over Magic
Business as usual.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Report: Spurs waive Fells, Nwaelele
@DifferentVSTheSame You are right I forgot to mention the turnovers. I think it is because I am still emotionally scarred trying to forget all those turnovers they had in the finals.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Preseason Running Diary: Spurs fall to LeBron-less Heat
I know it is just preseason and Pop is tinkering with zone but please no more 1-3-1 zone. The Heat showed how you beat the 1-3-1 zone last night by putting 2 shooters in the corners. It is a terrible defense when a team has all of those shooters on the court.
The Gary Neal SF thing was pretty funny. I don't think he ever played the three. I was waiting for them to refer to Blair as the backup PG.
I am really liking our bigs for the first time in a long time minus Bonner. Baynes and Ayers should be able to push him out of the rotation but you never know with Pop's love affair with Bonner. Baynes needs to refine his footwork and learn the spots where he is going to get the ball. I really like his hustle and physical play.
Leonard's transition offense has come a long way from his rookie year from I hope he finishes that to I know he is going to finish that.
Not worried about Parker he looks like he is just going through the motions right now. I think he feels the same way I do. Is it the regular season yet?
Is it just me? Manu and Marco look like they could be related. The M&M boys. Marco also looks like the guy from the movie The Professional.
I like Joseph but since Duncan only has 2 years left on his contract we somehow need to find a veteran pg.
That was a tough game to watch last night with all of the finals references and Heat announcers. Note to self: Next time we play the Heat watch it with the volume muted and have adult beverages readily available.
@gymbear @mdeleon Baynes even seemed to get in Howard's head last year in the playoffs. I don't know where he found the room with the hamster running in the wheel.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Baynes' late floater gives Spurs narrow win over Budenholzer, Hawks
I haven't played Live since It was on the PS1 but I am thinking about getting it since 2K screwed up the controls this year and basically added nothing new to this years version. I still like playing 2K especially when everyone picks the Heat in quickmatch and then they lose to me as the Spurs. Leonard is a beast in this years game and with Green's lockdown defender ability he slows down James enough that the other player actually has to pass the ball.
My team may have blown the finals last year but at least I can get some retribution online against those bandwagon Heat fans.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Video: Spurs' Duncan, Green featured in latest NBA Live 14 game trailer
I can't wait for when we see Dallas and Blair tries to match up against Duncan or Splitter down low. Diaw, Leonard, and Ayres will even be a big task for him. Should be comical when he tries to use a post move that only exists in his head or another mid-range brick.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on DeJuan Blair says Spurs had Finals won, not him
@JeffProjectSpurs I don't blame Manu because we don't get to the finals without him. I have never believed at blaming one player or another. Basketball is not tennis or golf it is a team sport and this is on the whole team including Pop.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tony Parker: Popovich showed team Game 6 again
@gymbear Exactly right on every point. I would like twice if I could.
@gymbear @MarkCubanisaDouche Griffin would probably turn it into a marketing campaign for bubble wrap. He has shown nothing that would make me believe he wouldn't fold and I think the players in the league know it too.
I don't like Malone because he played with the Jazz and they had our number for years but I always respected his game. I like the physical play and the eye for an eye mentality. I really enjoyed watching the Bulls Heat series last year. Old school basketball. When I grew up playing ball it was no blood no foul. Now when I go to play you got guys calling charges in pick up games. I call it country club ball.
I understand what Malone is trying to do but some guys don't have the fortitude to do it today. Since the Malice in the Palace (which was way too far) and the precedent Stern set I think a lot of players are afraid of it going that far and they know they can get retribution with a flop because the refs will call it. We live in much different times today and the league doesn't want to loose it's advertisers with so much money at stake. It has become more about money than anything else. I guarantee that KIA would immediately step away from Griffin if he was involved in a fight on the court because that style of play eventually only ends up with one outcome if he gets into it with the right guy (Kendrick Perkins, Zach Randolph).
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Karl Malone says NBA players need to 'man up'
I remember that play and to this day I still hate Malone but what he said had me hysterical. Who you protecting yourself [from]?' There's no sniper in this building!
Malone does need to understand that everyone is not him. He liked playing with the contact and the physical side of the game but that is who he was and what made him great. You are either a tough guy or your not. You can't make millionaires into tough guys but tough guys can be millionaires.
No reason to get mad this is just another dumb Vlade opinion. When Parker's career is over he will be on everyone's list and Vlade will be on no one's. Drazen Petrovich was a great shooter for a very brief period of time before his death but I always thought of him as the Kurt Kobain of basketball. They where glorified after their deaths but when you put them up against the greats there is no comparison. Also they played on the same team so his opinion is skewed.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Vlade Divac gives his all-time Euro team, doesn't include Tony Parker
Leonard's free throw shooting is starting to concern me a little bit. It started last year in the playoffs and I hope it hasn't carried over. His form looks good so it must be mental. His ball handling has come a long way from his rookie year. That behind the back dribble move has become sick.
Splitter has got to stop turning the ball over. He has the worst hands of anyone on the team and his passes are telegraphed. I don't think I have ever seen Splitter win a loose ball battle.
I really like Joseph but he does need to learn how to run the offense better. He goes at top speed all the time like Parker did when he first came into the league. I would like to see him change speeds more often and control the pace but it is preseason offense.
I was hoping for more out of Maggette last night but his shots just didn't fall. I believe we should have a scorer behind Leonard rather than another 3 and d player. Our offense really comes to a screeching halt when our guards can't get penetration. It would be nice to have a wing that can drive to the basket and draw some contact.
It is too bad we live in reality and no one will give us a 1st round pick or an athletic big for Nando and Bonner in a package deal. I really don't want to see either anymore. There are two things I can't figure out. What is the meaning of life and why we still have Bonner.
Mills is no point guard but the boy can flat out shoot. With Neal leaving I would like to see him stay and take on Neal's old role. But if the right deal came along it shouldn't be passed up.
Is it the regular season yet?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Despite 13 points apiece from Leonard & Joseph, Spurs fall to Nuggets in preseason action
@JeffProjectSpurs @SCOLFIELD1421 Davis said at worst the Spurs lose to the Clippers in the 2nd round and at best they win the championship. This is on Blake to show the league he is more than a ESPN child.