I pity the fool who wears a naked chin
@RobotLion minus, but exactly 27
2 days, 7 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 12.19.14
@Tonitrus @mattchant @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard It's a fine line to walk though either way. Yes, an unpopular stance could hurt business, however, just like fans love to hate a player that the media starts loving on too much, they also could react extremely negatively to the league restricting a player's freedom of speech and expression of an opinion, even if they didn't agree with that opinion.
At the end of the day, I do think it would have to be on a case by case basis in order for the league to take any action like that, because it would have to be so much media and fan backlash for the player's actions that they felt they HAD to punish them.
2 days, 8 hours ago on Friday Bolts – 12.19.14
So no concern about the Mavs? Or are we still on that "Rondo sucks, his numbers just look incredible from time to time" stuff. I think I'd be a lot more concerned if his starting SG wasn't Monta Ellis (who yes, I acknowledge has played very well over the last year or so, but I see as the one least fitting piece of that lineup), but that's still a pretty well built team.
@Tonitrus @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard certainly not. Like it was stated above (and didn't see it before my post), expression of political or social opinion is only acceptable by the masses if it agrees with what they feel already.
to stay at work and pretend to work, or to just go home and say screw it....
@Tonitrus I know people who care about the politics of all this more than me are going to turn this into a case by case argument related to what's currently happening, but I see where you're going, and I would say that the athlete would be crucified by the media, and my guess is Obama and co. would not be quite as in support of the action.
@Chandler Bing. lopsided trade in their favor. We give up an area of our offense that nobody but Russ and KD can replicate, and replace it with a guy who, even if he came here and played his butt off, does two things that right now we replicate by committee catch and shoot option (Morrow) and perimeter defender (half our roster).
@Julius Wrek [AR21 FACTION] I would be way too happy with Crawford, especially now that Rondo is essentially off the free agent market and that makes Reggie the defacto big money point guard. It would be nice to get a guy who's embraced being the leader of a bench unit most of his career. Then we could move on to figuring out who will be the next young buck we develop and trade away for peanuts.
Let the Harden legacy live on.
@f5alcon @FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] @Marko (Lacoste baby) edit: somebody WILL take him over Reggie.
However, on the flip side, somebody will choose Reggie over Rondo as well because of "character considerations". Knight, Rondo, Reggie are pretty much in a league of their own this free agency period. Even if we think there's only three realistic options out there right now, I would almost guarantee that come free agency, all three will get paid handsomely by somebody.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 12.17.14
In order to have a conversation with Glenda you must a) ignore all English grammatical laws (or suggestions) and b) go copy and paste random words from this site: http://www.bigwords.com/bigwords/
4 days, 11 hours ago on Thunder power by the Kings, 104-92
@N0tres @sammasaaron @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @GlendaGonzales too close to proper english.
YOU ALL DUMB AND WILL RESPOND TO ME BECAUSE YOU ALL OF LOW ACUMEN
@N0tres @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @GlendaGonzales but the question is, did the clock vote you best runner? Because statistical values always a) have the ability to vote and b) determine whether you actually win or not..
at least according to glenda
@GlendaGonzales "So how easy to manipulate so many people to respond"
4 days, 12 hours ago on Thunder power by the Kings, 104-92
@GlendaGonzales I was voted winner of my last powerlifting meet by the judges, spotters, loaders, and inventors of mathematical addition. The Thunder also were voted winners of last night's game against the kings by the scorekeepers. I also voted for myself to receive nourishment just now by eating a piece of strawberry marble poundcake.
good ole democracy at its finest.
@GlendaGonzales "I don't mind taking on one on four or five or more"
@My Patronus is a Bison Liked for counter-rumor, extreme dislike for how awful Kobe would be by 2016
4 days, 12 hours ago on KD on Kobe: ‘I’d want to play with a guy like that’
@sammasaaron @Mother Teresa gotta go out on a high note. 6rpg is that big of a deal
5 days, 10 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 12.16.14
@Divine Mortal @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard I don't disagree at all on that. But the point was that in the course of Houston's gameplan, it's more of an option to use Howard that way than the main cog. Their gameplan revolves much more heavily around letting Harden create in space, with the option of changing the look with Howard.
With Memphis and LAC, the gameplan revolves heavily around using their advantage with the bigs (high-low with Memphis, PnR with LAC), so to take that away is a much bigger deal than if we took away Houston's ability to throw it to Howard on the block and play bully-ball, since that's not their first option they're looking for anyway.
@Silhou8 @AIaska true. It's extremely hard to time rebounding of airballs, and impossible to rebound made shots.
@Divine Mortal @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard Forgot about the Clips. Houston, meh. Howard's an option there, but not in the same way gameplan-wise as the other two.
Doesn't really matter though. He's playing like a quality bench big, so whether his main strength is relevant or not, I'm fairly happy.
@Divine Mortal Now if only there were like, any teams that relied on their bigs other than Memphis.
That said though, I don't hate Perk in a bench role. That's a huge compliment.
@Perk has a lot of value @d21 (Censorship victim)
5 days, 11 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 12.16.14
5 days, 11 hours ago on Monday Bolts – 12.15.14
@propsizzle and ya'll complain about Reggie Jackson looking off KD....
@Johnny Thunder I want to see Robes vs Harden this year. Harden butchered Robes last year and totally took advantage of his wild style of defense. I have a feeling KD would do the same
1 week, 2 days ago on Andre Roberson: When defense is fun
@hcsaL @mattchant I was playing 2k I believe and they talked about that and said "well the Thunder got Adams with the 12th pick and bla bla bla other positive things" and I'm like... *tear*
@RugbyLeagueFan Ya know, it's also funny that draftexpress was only 3 picks off of predicting Adams' draft position, 2 years before that draft. It's also funny that I predicted the outcome of both games last night. It's also funny that I said we should get a shooter and we got Morrow.
In other words, people make claims all the time. When they're right, it makes them look smart. When they're wrong, they just don't mention it and people forget.
@Perk has a lot of value @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard thanks for clearing that up for me. Interesting
1 week, 2 days ago on Friday Bolts – 12.12.14
@Dominator @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @propsizzle I like it. Do it. Go.
Where did this Wilson Chandler talk come (back from the dead) from?
@d21 (Censorship victim) @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard almost certainly I'd say. Never know, if dumb enough teams are in the top 10, they may just draft Kentucky's first and second unit one through 10 and make me do this dance.
But yeah if he doesn't go top 5, I'm applying for an NBA GM or Scouting job within 30 seconds of the 5th pick being announced.
@Durants Shimmy just had to send this to my wife. Whether that puts me in the doghouse or wins me husband of the day award is probably at about 50/50 but don't care
@Dominator @greatwhitebuffalo I don't think he will. Now, if you said that Nick's hair was bad, he was in fact NOT the coolest white man ever, AND he was washed up, then Royce might drop the hammer.
@Perk has a lot of value @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard that would be my dance if we got him
@propsizzle Really wish they would figure out a way to just go to top 16 teams are in the playoffs regardless of conference. I know it would take some schedule reconfiguration to make it statistically fair, but it's been almost a decade now of the east being almost irrelevant.
Myles Turner projected at 12 on DX. I highly highly doubt he stays that low, but if he did, and we happened to barely miss the playoffs
I think someone turned off the foul setting
1 week, 3 days ago on Thunder vs Cavaliers: Pregame Primer
I'm going to watch unbroken and cry so many man tears
Kyrie Irving's dribbling skill to finishing ability ratio is like 200:1
Verajo is what it would look like if super Mario had a sister
Honestly, is there any way to NOT dislike Louis almundson ofor no real reason?
Its impossible to say deladadova's name without feeling like you're stuttering.
Loving that circle action there off nick. Well played brooks
Announcers are so dumb. That literally had nothing to do with contact with Russ' knee.
That said, didn't look very good. Kinda figured that as soon as he said "call Steve" lol
@gokudabest Reggie, Lamb on his best night ever, PJ3 on his best night ever.... Pj3 on his second best night ever, and Lamb on a clone of his best night ever? Is this the bench we speak of?
1 week, 3 days ago on The Side Part: A December to remember basketball event
@KC_Thunder Kendry Morales, Kendrick Perkins, Kendrick Lamar... you sure are a sucker for punishment
@Tvaddic finals, rookie season, and every game he played with Perk/ Thabo as his starting running mates
@ClarkCristiPackard starting over KD