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THe 'TEAM" as  a whole kept the Pelicans shooting at 38% not just Westbrook. That's GOOD DEFENSE!  It should have been highlighted more instead of the casual mention oh a stop here and there with no names mentioned. 11 team blocks was impressive along with these players stifling their shooting. I don't understand the definitions of this one or that one not having good game. Sooo what the heck is Roberson by those definitions in that case? 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Westbrook lifts the Thunder in New Orleans, 102-91

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Nice write-up!  You included everyone in there.  Liked the bit about Westbrook and Tramel.

1 month ago on Thunder win a ‘basketball’ game against the Wolves, 92-84

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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!!

1 month ago on Thunder fall back to .500 in Cleveland, 108-98

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@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!!! 

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder finally get over the .500 hump in Miami, 94-86

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@RazvanThunder (#DionWaitersFaction)  WHat happen? I stepped away for a sec. Curious if D-Wade involved somehow?

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder finally get over the .500 hump in Miami, 94-86

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@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.

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder finally get over the .500 hump in Miami, 94-86

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@Thunder S  He was told to start taking those in Cleveland. Probably need to deprogram him.

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder finally get over the .500 hump in Miami, 94-86

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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.

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder finally get over the .500 hump in Miami, 94-86

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@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 month, 1 week ago on Thunder execute the Magic, 127-99

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@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 month, 1 week ago on Thunder vs Magic: Pregame Primer

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@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. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder vs Magic: Pregame Primer

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@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!

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder vs Magic: Pregame Primer

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@cfountain They got to be left overs from Cleveland reporters. LoL He had a repore with them like Westbrooks has .

1 month, 1 week ago on Thunder vs Magic: Pregame Primer

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@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!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer

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WHy is Durant losing the ball so much?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer

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@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction]  he stopped their pG 3 times.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer

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@Jabb0310  Dion was in foul trouble. He's being a good team mate. His job

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer

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Good D from Dion

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer

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Get in the paint

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer

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There you go!!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer

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Dion!!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs Rockets: Pregame Primer

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@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.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thunder restore some order against the Jazz, 99-94

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@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.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thunder restore some order against the Jazz, 99-94

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@N0tres @Chandler Bing.  NO he wasn't. hated. The reporters hated him.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thunder restore some order against the Jazz, 99-94

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@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

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thunder restore some order against the Jazz, 99-94

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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!!

9 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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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.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://stepienrules.com/

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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, 7 months ago on MIKE BROWN IS THE ONE CONTROLLING EVERYTHING

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@Jaynut SO is Bosh.  Your point.

1 year, 9 months ago on SIX QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT 2013 NBA DRAFT PROSPECT NERLENS NOEL

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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, 10 months ago on Making Sense of Cavs decision to fire Byron Scott

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