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10 hours, 3 minutes ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Pregame Primer

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@d21

16 hours, 51 minutes ago on Video: No strings attached

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@rednuht @Jooseppi @gokudabest but first he'll explain how Harden left us, how Lamb has tons of hidden potential, and how Scott Brooks actually is better than every coach in the league but just keeps getting screwed by the fact that Harden is a terrible person and left us even though Clay Bennet is willing to spend to the moon and back for a championship as long as it is a genius decision.

16 hours, 58 minutes ago on Video: No strings attached

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@Wild Wild Westbrook *temporarily* formerly Tvaddic I know people consider stuff like this rude and disrespectful, but the one thing we're missing today is good players who just talk tons and tons of crap. Like, Rasheed Wallace at his finest. 


It would be great to hear CP3 say "Yeah Russ will be really tough to play against. Ibaka too. Good thing that the other 6 and a half players we have to play against are hot garbage or this game might be a lot harder tonight."

18 hours, 41 minutes ago on Video: No strings attached

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@KC_Thunder count me in, but yeah need an invite link

18 hours, 48 minutes ago on Video: No strings attached

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This whole "Coming Home" campaign is extra lame. I can't stand Carmelo, but it would make me very very happy for the Knicks to catch insane fire and blow the Cavs out tonight.

18 hours, 57 minutes ago on Video: No strings attached

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@b1walker edit:


McGary November 20th


Reggie November 7th


Lamb Who the F cares


etc??

19 hours, 26 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.30.14

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@mattchant I have mixed feelings. I think there are a couple things at play here.


Pros: 

-If we win that game, it gives a completely different outlook to this team. Either way you cut it, we're leaving beat down from an extremely rough battle, but at least with a win, we're beat up, but also very pumped and in a great place mentally across the board.


Cons:

-With only 9 players, Russ is THAT much more important to us that we can't afford to do something stupid and lose him. Injuries happen most of the time in a fatigued state, so 39 minutes is legitimately different than 36 minutes physiologically speaking.


What I guess it comes down to me is if we DID leave Russ in and still lost, is it equally or more demoralizing to the team than losing the way we did? For some, that could be significantly worse, but of the players who would've been left out, I don't think there's enough of an ego (or expectation of playing responsibility) for that to be an issue. But if I as the coach determine that it would be the same either way, let's go for it, because the potential reward in this scenario, BECAUSE of the fact that it's the opening game of the season, is more than the risk imo.


19 hours, 28 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.30.14

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@KC_Thunder I said this yesterday. I would also join

19 hours, 34 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.30.14

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@okcjim I seem to remember a couple hilarious ones back when we had Nazr and Lazar

19 hours, 36 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.30.14

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third I wouldn't. Posses are for posses

19 hours, 40 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.30.14

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@King of Carrot Flowers the third dang Lillard went in on Lebron lol. But yeah, this article must've been written by Jason Collins

19 hours, 41 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.30.14

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@claeys It's hard to panic over a loss when basically your current roster is the 76ers first 9 last year minus any upside plus Russ. 

19 hours, 43 minutes ago on Thursday Bolts – 10.30.14

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Hopefully very poorly on the glass and in blocks. I'm whooping my brother in fantasy in every category but those two. Russ can score as much as he wants too as long as he stays off the boards.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Thunder run out of gas in Portland, 106-89

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I think pretending he's good is more believable than pretending lamb is. Its been a solid 8+ months since lamb was useful. Only 5 since Perry was.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Thunder run out of gas in Portland, 106-89

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They do have a defensive identity, its just a tad unconventional. They don't place a high premium on stopping dribble penetration, instead opting to funnel ballhandlers toward shot blockers and play help defense. Because of their personnel, this works, but the system itself is inherently weak at defending the perimeter.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Thunder run out of gas in Portland, 106-89

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@Barry Amenema @Air Bud boo lsu, but that's hilarious

1 day, 13 hours ago on Sorting through some Thunder BS

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@L0rv @mattchant @The McAdams Bros @_justin for the record, I think Durant stays for the same reason as justin comments on, BUT, i think with each passing season, it gets more and more arguable that we actually give him the best chance of winning a title. I think ownership comes into that equation, and with every year that DC adds another good piece to their roster and we don't win a title/ subtract from our roster without addition, that argument gets less and less valid.


At least this summer we had some actual addition with Morrow, but the argument could be tough to make in 2016 if we continue with the same roster building (or tearing down) strategies we've been using.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Sorting through some Thunder BS

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@_justin couldn't have said it better myself. The whole "The Thunder let Harden leave because he wanted to be a max paid alpha dog and they couldn't keep him" is less statistically supported than almost any other argument out there. 

1 day, 14 hours ago on Sorting through some Thunder BS

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BS vs KoolAid camp. Showdown of the century, where everybody in the battle is wrong, and everybody outside of it loses.

1 day, 14 hours ago on Sorting through some Thunder BS

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@d21 I feel like this might be the most useless stat possible in the NBA. 

1 day, 17 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@Perk-Punt @_justin @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard it shouldn't take him long at all to rack up 6 turnovers. I'm thinking he plays a total of ten possessions. This stat line is the result of those

1 day, 17 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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Predictions:


-PJ3 will score 14 points tonight

-Telfair will have 4 assists, and a 1:1.5ish assist to turnover ratio

-Adams will get called for an illegal screen within the first 7 minutes of play

-Perk will play well

-Nobody will know how to feel about that last bullet point

-Jeremy Lamb will have a better plus minus this game than he will have in his first 4 games back

-Robes will pass up 3 absurdly open 3 pointers

-We will also not be sure how to feel about that last bullet point

-Russ will play really well

-We will end up winning on Russ hero mode in the 4th

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@Lambaaaaaa he should already be in the conversation. I mean, going from playing in China to being on a guaranteed contract in the NBA is more of an improvement than anybody already in the league could make

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@Tydude so we're going to go to 9 overtimes? We'll end up with like, 2 players on the roster left who aren't injured.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@Lambaaaaaa or worse, a kirk hinrich fan who hates nick collison!

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@Tydude those darn sources

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@BangBangThunder if we iso robes a single time this game, im going to my neighbor's house and throwing their tv

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@BangBangThunder which means the waiting period is until he checks into the game

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@BangBangThunder must wait until his first turnover

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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@bmuelle23 it would be really awesome if we won on a goaltending call. then they'd possibly go 0-82 this year

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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DT fantasy league already all filled up and drafted? 

1 day, 19 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – Opening Edition

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Who is in front of him for the 3 spot. I know kd and lebron but is there even an argument for anybody else?

2 days, 11 hours ago on 2014-15 Season Preview: 35 statements made with extreme confidence

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Aside from the bullet point about the thunder messing up and not lamb, this is the best writing I've seen from Royce in quite awhile, as evidenced by the fact I read it all the way through and was quite entertained.

2 days, 11 hours ago on 2014-15 Season Preview: 35 statements made with extreme confidence

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@Wild Wild Westbrook *temporarily* formerly Tvaddic the fact that I agree with this, makes me want to do mean things to Sam Presti

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@Jooseppi @ Luke Don't you mean Lance Lucas?

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@d21 I been telling yall this since the man was in high school. Steven Adams is the GOAT interviewee

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@ Luke  true but screw it. Until Durant's back, as far as I'm concerned we're in rebuild mode so give the guy as many minutes as his foul rate will permit

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@greatwhitebuffalo Perk bench punt play. Roberson curls off the screen in front of our bench, Russ reads it as a fade, throws to Perk out of bounds.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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On a serious note, I really really hope PJ3 plays well. 

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@d21 and let the people say amen

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@claeys @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @Sustainable Parameters the first time is always the hardest. I usually save them for some life event that i deem special enough for the specific shoe.


Heck that's why I sold 99% of my collection. I had too many shoes I didn't want to wear yet, but then shoe number one wouldn't be as special as shoe number 2, so it would get moved back in line, to the point where there were like, 30 shoes in front of a given shoe and I literally was NEVER going to wear it lol

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@Silhou8 @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @Johnny Thunder i don't mind having music, but 2k's musical choice is just buttcheeks. Look back at like Madden '04, the NFL Street series, NBA Street, and FIfa. For one, the songs don't suck on those games, but for 2, it's a tasteful mix of instrumentals, lower key songs, and then a couple bangers here and there. It adds to the game instead of distracting from it. With 2k, it's just like they take a poll of a bunch of random folks like, "what's your favorite songs", and then barf them into a soundtrack.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@Tricia Status Perk. All these injuries were the perfect setup to let both him AND Adams start

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@Wild Wild Westbrook *temporarily* formerly Tvaddic would be much cooler if after the dunk he complained about the foul, held his elbow, and got full body cramps and had to be carried off by chris bosh and dwyane wade

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@claeys @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @Sustainable Parameters Finally wore my cherrywoods for the first time Monday before last. That was the first Jordan I ever bought (was for my little sister way back when at a closing sale at Just For Feet). Will always hold a special place in my heart.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@Silhou8 @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @Johnny Thunder I literally played the last two years on mute when I was in the menus because it got so bad. The last 2k that I found tolerable was 2k8 when planet rock was the cover song, but mostly because every time somebody was playing it, people would randomly filter out of their rooms in the dorm and start pop locking in the lobby.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@Johnny Thunder No, because this is the first NBA 2k game in several years where the soundtrack isn't absolutely terrible.

2 days, 18 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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@FallenOSIRIS @_justin @Kong Lambchop @d21 Beale st is significantly more intimidating that peachtree or metropolitan, but somehow memphis is up 8 spots on atl.


Ouch even worse when you sort by percentage. Memphis at 92%, Atl at 76%. Hawks games always made me sad when I would go because of how bad the attendance was, even though I only went when I was rooting for the other team lol

2 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 10.28.14

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