I pity the fool who wears a naked chin
@GlendaGonzales @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @KindaScottish Speeding up pace by skipping two and three letter words like "is" and "you" is as effective as putting one less granule of sugar in a cake before stuffing all 5 lbs of it in your mouth, all in the name of "dieting".
3 days, 8 hours ago on Four straight the wrong way: Nuggets beat OKC, 107-100
@Dominator a) I think you keep PJ3 in the rotation once he gets back. Could they have been random explosions? Yeah, but he's shown what he's capable of.
I think the trade is mostly superfluous. It improves us where we're already good at for the most part. Not a terrible idea, but also not necessarily a good one either. You don't need 11 rotation quality players, with most of them having the same skill set.
@GlendaGonzales @KindaScottish your lack of proficiency in grammatical sentence construction most likely
@GlendaGonzales Paul yes, Parker, not quite as much. Parker was ahead of Reggie at the beginning of their respective careers, but was much more sporadic and spastic. Paul immediately had the gift.
@OSBC it could also be related to Morrow being back as well. Minute restriction + Morrow's minutes
3 days, 9 hours ago on Four straight the wrong way: Nuggets beat OKC, 107-100
@GlendaGonzales Reggie's plenty athletic, however he plays the game with a more measured approach than many other athletic guards, so his athleticism is only on display when he chooses.
It's cold outside and I have no gloves. I blame Reggie.
It's his fault our roster right now is horrible, everybody's injured, and we suck. It's also his fault on the play that he shot the three that Ibaka took a wide route to the rim, Faried took a good recovery angle, and Moz had decent help positioning, making a pass to anybody a tough proposition.
Not saying he should've shot it, because as long as it didn't go in, there's always going to be very good argument that he shouldn't have. However, the whole "the Spurs would have turned that into an easy layup and Reggie's so selfish and ill-willed" narrative only works if you also acknowledge the fact that it's likely that all 4 of the Spurs' players other than their point guard probably would have been in slightly different spots on the floor than our 4 were.
In other words, all this Reggie blame needs to come with the asterisk that a lot of his shortcomings are the fault of so much else.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Four straight the wrong way: Nuggets beat OKC, 107-100
@Marko (Lacoste baby) I could watch this 100 times in a row.
Edit: Currently at 21
@f5alcon @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @KindaScottish I forgot about Ish. he's allowed to dribble also. So we have 2 guys total allowed to dribble. Either way, Royce is on that bs today. Must mean Reggie's getting traded soon, so we need to start getting mad at him early to avoid post-Beard syndrome.
4 days, 2 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 11.19.14
@King of Carrot Flowers the third More math. Outside of Reggie, the rest of the team is shooting about 32%, including Morrow's 40%. That puts us 25th in the league. There's a slight chance other people, who work with NBA basketball teams in a gameplanning capacity, may or may not realize this. I wonder why the restricted area seems slightly more clogged than usual?
@KindaScottish Once again, I would rather see Reggie dribble the ball 20 times in a possession than see each of the other 4 guys on the court take 5 dribbles each... or even 2 dribbles each.
The only other healthy player worthy of dribbling the ball at all is Telfair, except after he dribbles it, it's going to result in a 25 footer with no chance of going in, so that also gets tossed out the window.
@KindaScottish Once again, anti-Reggie Jackson spin.
If you're Reggie Jackson, who are you going to look to get shots? The guy who shoots 3 for 15, Steven Adams, Lance Thomas? The point guard's job is to get the team the best shot possible each possession. Reggie taking that shot is the best shot possible for us about 8.57 times out of 10... oh wait what a coincidence.
I could watch this 1000 times and not get tired of it:
@harmlesslyfatal [[PJ3 4 MVP]] @Mr Unreliable Lol, it does give me a little bit of faith in the judicial system that the butthole who came on the court to fight and then filed a civil suit against Johnson and O'Neal got his money (and not much of it), but then got more legal punishment than his money's worth
@Mr Unreliable Ron Artest got what, a season ban? Or was it two? Can't believe this was 10 years ago. Goodness I'm getting old
@Perk has a lot of value they're going to sign Warrick Dunn for a 10 day and let him just run the ball through snow tunnels and pop up in the touchdown every time he touches the ball.
@harmlesslyfatal [[PJ3 4 MVP]] that was probably the most epic punch in NBA history besides the 3 piece Chris Childs gave Kobe
@duhsweetness so, we're playing with roughly 4 healthy guys when you consider the negative impact of each of those 3.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Wednesday Bolts – 11.19.14
@Stop Banning The Champ not liked for the comment, but liked for the name
@Perk has a lot of value I dunno why but this made me crack up
@Lambaaaaaa @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard thank you. I feel this one in my soul
My only critique is that the word "NOTHING" should be in large print with psychedelic coloring to match the context.
5 days, 3 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 11.17.14
@Lambaaaaaa @Durants Shimmy this would be so much better as an animated gif of when he actually says it in the movie
@LoudCitian @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @Slaughterville edited for accuracy. Can also be replaced by Lance Thomas if needed.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 11.17.14
@Josh Bluestis @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @sammasaaron @L0rv To us? A lot lower than most people who's 3 and 4 are KD and Ibaka. To others? Not quite sure.
@Slaughterville Harden would still be in OKC if Presti knew the Toronto pick would be #12 and Jeremy Lamb was actually Lazar Hayward
@sammasaaron @L0rv It could happen. The better Fournier plays, the less wild an idea that will sound
@Slaughterville @_justin @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard hence the second part of the strategy "Feel buyer's remorse, later pay to a lesser player what you wouldn't pay to the first one"
5 days, 7 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 11.17.14
@Slaughterville Presti uses the "sustainability model". Trade them before they get to restricted free agency. Save money. Get very little in return. Feel buyer's remorse. Later pay to a lesser player what you wouldn't pay to the first one.
@propsizzle Kobe's game has aged about as far from gracefully as possible.
@sammasaaron @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard before I went and test-drove the M3, the first thing I did was reset my M3 on Forza back to stock and "test drive" it there.
@propsizzle @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard on regular days, fast enough to get a ticket. But I also intend to modify the car fairly heavily and take it out to the track every once in awhile.
@ThabeetsGoldSpot I've discussed the option of living out of a Nissan GT-R, but my wife did make a good point that if I did that, I'd either have to give up my dogs or have dog hair in my GT-R. Either is unacceptable.
Looking to get a faster car. Right now in a boring Honda Civic. Love it, great gas mileage, but I've got the speed bug (midlife crisis incoming). 370z, E39 M5, or E46 M3? Or try to haggle my way to an Evo X?
5 days, 8 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 11.17.14
@_justin @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard @OSBC @dollarbillrussell for 4 months? I know it worked for Rose, but frankly, Rose is a vagina. I'm doubtful both KD and Russ would be down for that if they knew they were healthy.
@Es Wild @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard This too. Just thought it was a bit unfair or Darnell to use us not winning but Reggie playing well as a knock on Reggie. I understand the anti-Reggie faction, but people are reaching to make him out to be a worse player or person than he really is.
@OSBC @dollarbillrussell If they weren't back until February, we would not be making the playoffs unless a miracle happened. But, December, different story.
The top 5 pick is technically the safer option, because even if we try our hearts out with a healthy KD and Russ to make the playoffs, there is the possibility we're not able to do enough to make it, that's why it's so appealing to people. Still don't think it's realistic though unless there are complications that keep KD and Russ out much deeper into the year.
Darnell's spot on Reggie is kinda bs. Unless you're a transcendent KD or Lebron type star, maybe a CP3, you're not leading this group to a good or even great record. Heck, even Kobe missed the playoffs in the Smush Parker days.
@SeinfeldOKC [Kobe faction] I'm not sure how to feel about this comment. Luckily, I am not Dominican, so no offense taken.
1 week, 2 days ago on Friday Bolts – 11.14.14
@El Prez @Crow suck more often than not
@Mother Teresa @Crow we set a deadline of before the season, so the deadline was still months and months away
Just kidding. I'm pretty sure KetelOne was also just kidding, as the only players to wear number 8 on the Thunder were all scrubs.
@nowthatsThunderBball @Sustainable Parameters ehhh sometimes. He's done his fair share of predictions off rumor throughout the years though. Not as much as some though for sure.
@Perk has a lot of value @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard makes sense. Kind of like why we never brought Lat Will over supposedly. Stinks though, because I feel like on the nights that he doesn't have 25 turnovers and 10 1 on 5 contested fadeaways from 10-15 feet,, he could be very entertaining.
@Jabb0310 @Sustainable Parameters makes sense to me. basically like a soft no trade clause. You can trade me, but you also have to compensate me for being traded.
@Marko (Lacoste baby) the real jerseys literally look like somebody used the text function on microsoft paint to put in the name.
@KetelOne @The Adams Family since you will be his only vote
@Marko (Lacoste baby) if they could get the players to play in these on christmas a) wtf and b) props to Adam Silver for being the greatest troll ever lol
Yeah, why Ish Smith, when we could have given Semaj some run and seen what happened? Were there some loopholes that put a bump in the road?
@sammasaaron @Lambaaaaaa @L0rv @TheresABabyFaceUnderMyBeard andd.... that's where we fall off the edge of reality
1 week, 3 days ago on Thursday Bolts – 11.13.14
Would it be better to match an RFA offer sheet for Reggie and trade him at the deadline next year in terms of salary matching for comparable players? Finding another good player (or multiple players) to get back for a $2 mil guy might actually be harder than a (being optimistic here) $12 mil guy.
Presumably, the most likely suitors are going to be teams with lower total salaries anyway right now, since they will be trading for him under the assumption that they have enough money allotted to re-sign him, so you're pretty much limited to hoping somebody inexplicably trades away a great value rookie scale guy (who's still early in his deal ideally). If you wait and pay him, you might actually open up more avenues, since these low salary teams could still take on salary if they hadn't used all the room up, and then we could trade with other teams who might be looking to get rid of a player that wouldn't have been legal to trade for a $2 mil (or $4 mil if we added Lamb) guy.
Just thinking numbers out loud (or in type I guess).