Love NBA. Huge Dion Waiters fan, Root for OKC and Cavs
Nice write-up! You included everyone in there. Liked the bit about Westbrook and Tramel.
4 days ago on Thunder win a ‘basketball’ game against the Wolves, 92-84
Great write-up! Perplexing why Westbrook, Ibaka , Waiters missed so many. On Jr though he went 4-12 fg% and 4-12 3p% . I will say the Cleveland media (radio, blogs ect) stirred up a lot of misplaced hatred towards Waiters days before tonight. He is not liked by the local media at all there because he has a history of calling them out when they get a story wrong such as the Kyrie/Dion nonexistent war and then there was the stupid Chris Haynes story calling him out when he had a Muslim (in private) prayer before the National Anthem. They actually have a dedicated section just for them nearby so that's what you heard. In the peanut gallery mind you where the poor man sits, a different story of cheering for Dion. That doesn't get reported.
Anywho, this game is over on to the next one!!
5 days, 1 hour ago on Thunder fall back to .500 in Cleveland, 108-98
@Slim Reaper (#WaiterNation) @TV63TV Damn that stinks!!
1 week, 3 days ago on Thunder finally get over the .500 hump in Miami, 94-86
@Chandler Bing. @Tvaddic He basically gave huge props to OKC (Durant & Westbrook in particular) and dissed Lebron & company. Isiah Thomas had a pretty good laugh about it. He loves that kind of shit stirred up between teams. Getting rivals started is a good thing. But I will say LOOK OUT when they play Lebron again. He will do his damnest to try to beat OKC passing a whole hell of a lot. And he won't resist saying something about it either. BRING IT ON!!!
@RazvanThunder (#DionWaitersFaction) WHat happen? I stepped away for a sec. Curious if D-Wade involved somehow?
@Chandler Bing. An off night for sure. All shootesr go through that but what makes you crazy (if you know anything about Waiters) is he can MAKE his own shot by driving to the hole. He has incredible strength and they do foul him! That's a plus to get to the free throw line plus get the Heat into the penalty sooner. He's finally getting more calls his way than last year so why not? But try to remember all of these guys play for the same team. It's counterproductive to fight one against the other. THey are stronger playing for one another than divided. Or else you look like the Knicks.
@ Luke @d21 (Men lie.Women lie.Animals lie.Buckets don't) He's cheaper for next 2 years.
@Thunder S He was told to start taking those in Cleveland. Probably need to deprogram him.
Criticism on Waiters is fair. He deferred way too much. If his shots aren't falling , he can drive to the basket or kick out from under the rim. He has that ability and strength. He just didn't do it. Wasn't aggressive offensively . He showed some bad habits tonight when a team fights you hard on defense. He definitely looked for Jackson in this battle.
@d21 (Men lie. Women lie. Buckets don't) @ Luke Alot of that has to do Cavs only playing him 6 minutes this year from Blatt. A 6 minute Dion is completely useless. He's doing great so far with OKC because this is exactly the kind of team he needed to be on. He thrives in a run and gun pace not grind out. He will continue to improve because he's thrilled to be playing this style of basketball. BTW he did shoot 3's at 40% last season after he got promoted to starter the last 22 or so games under Mike Brown. He was actually a better 3 point shooter than Kyrie last season. LoL He's young. Relax . This is only his 3 rd year. Compare him to players like Paul George in their first 3 years. It's eye popping. It's gonna keep getting better.
1 week, 5 days ago on Thunder execute the Magic, 127-99
@N0tres @TV63TV @Greeed LoL He will bring some mental toughness to the team. THing I loved about Waiters is he doesn't give up even if you are down 20.He has that playing the bully on the playground type mentality. Like if you're gonna whoop on me I gonna knock some teeth from you when I go down. Don't get me wrong, he's not a dirty player. But he just fights hard to the bitter end.
1 week, 5 days ago on Thunder vs Magic: Pregame Primer
@RazvanThunder (#StartDion) Instead they went with Love who can't defend a kitty. He is SOoo Bad at defense that they have to bench him in the 4th.
@N0tres @Greeed You GOT that Right!! They wouldn't let him run and gun like they do here . He always said (last year) he wanted to play like OKC does. We had the youth to do that but you know Cleveland.....plus Kyrie & 'Bron don't like to run. ... at least all game like Dion can. Dude is in great shape!
@cfountain They got to be left overs from Cleveland reporters. LoL He had a repore with them like Westbrooks has .
@d21 (Men lie. Women lie. Buckets don't) NBA stat fg% 6/16 3P% 2/5 ft% 2/4 16pts, 2 asst, 2 blks
Ibaka 4/11 3P% 2/4 ft%3/3 13 pts
Offense was not the issue for OKC tonight. It's defense, defense, defense . Hopefully Lopez iscoming your way!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer
WHy is Durant losing the ball so much?
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] he stopped their pG 3 times.
@Jabb0310 Dion was in foul trouble. He's being a good team mate. His job
Good D from Dion
Get in the paint
There you go!!
@Butterfingers Delladova is pretty damn good. You know who isn't anymore? Lebron. That's the dirty little secret no one is talking about. He's been pretty lazy about it.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Thunder restore some order against the Jazz, 99-94
@4razr @Russ being Russ He's not a head case. LoL He's never been suspended, been in a fight, arrested for drugs ect. He 's pretty squeaky clean. He does have a reputation of complaining to refs. Who doesn't? He does have his team mates back. If somebody does a cheap shot or tries to punch any of his team mates, he'll get in their face. In the East, we expect this. We don't consider sticking up for your team mates a head case.
@N0tres @Chandler Bing. NO he wasn't. hated. The reporters hated him.
@Lost Ones @Chandler Bing. Cleveland coach had no idea what to do with Waiters. He really is better than Marion or Miller but coach didn;t have a bench period. Waiters was the bench because he couldn't trust anyone else. . His mins were very inconsistent with that coach. Lo and behold Cavs were losing more. They had Delly & old man Miller closing for God sakes. How stupid is that! Give Waiters 20 min a night, he'll produce for the most part. It was the biggest reasons he improved last year under Mike Brown
Webber is absolutely right No excuse for cameraman to get this close to a point you injure a player. What in 2014 there isn't a ZOOM setting? Fans are outraged by this carelessness and even more they don't really give a DAMN!!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
Good work! I really liked he insight you laid out on Mike Brown. They need to do what is right for the team regarding Tristan. That Lebron's agent connection should not hold any GM hostage on what s right. It's troubling he still doesn't have a jumper, isn't a good passer, bad rim protection and simply gets owns by close to half of the PF/Centers in the league. This position needs a serious upgrade ! We needs a GM that detach himself from emotion and the Lebron connection regarding Tristan.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://stepienrules.com/
I like the better communication I'm seeing Brown having with the players. I know it's only summer league. So many times during regular season games; the crossed arm coach had little interaction with the players on what to do. It's clear that will not be the case now.
1 year, 6 months ago on MIKE BROWN IS THE ONE CONTROLLING EVERYTHING
@Jaynut SO is Bosh. Your point.
1 year, 7 months ago on SIX QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT 2013 NBA DRAFT PROSPECT NERLENS NOEL
Scott was a likeable guy. No question He developed not just Irving, Waiters, Thompson, Zeller but also unleashed Varejao to score more (Mike Brown never encouraged that) and reinvented Livingston and put Ellington on the map. Expectations from the organization was minimal. He didn't have to make playoffs, win at least 30 games (low) and improve in defense as a whole. That's IT!! After 3 years, Cavs still the worst defensive NBA team. Players in college baskeball played better defense. No lie! Defense killed the Cavs more than the slew of injuries and there isn't any supporting evidence that this would change because Scott just didn't teach it. Granted there was inexperienced players losing us games but you can only take that so far. Did you forget Scott's maddening in game coaching? No time outs until 10 down, no time outs in ticking seconds of a possible win(players panicked for his guidance). Insane rotations of yanking hot players and leaving in unproductive players with 3 turnovers in for too long. . Not putting a needed Tristan in sooner to help us win in a close game. His stupid doghouse of 2 token players banned for months. You are delusional if you don't believe at times his coaching did cost the Cavs a few games. It is being leaked out the organization did try to talk to him about defensive issues and the above but it fell on deaf ears. As a coach, you have to teach the tools they need to win but also COACH WELL during the games. This wasn't going to change and they had no choice but to let him go. Wish Scott the best because he is really nice guy but we need more than being nice to win.
1 year, 9 months ago on Making Sense of Cavs decision to fire Byron Scott