Bio not provided
@_justin My problem with this argument is that given the sheer number of confounding factors, when a player switches a team, its hard to find any inferential value in such data. Especially, with the low sample size for a second year player.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Tuesday Bolts – 1.20.15
@_justin @niimits source? for all i know they want MJ to come back and play, but that would just be a ridiculous claim without a source.
1 week, 1 day ago on Report: Thunder progressing on trade for Brook Lopez
@_justin is there any report suggesting this or are you just pushing a narrative as usual?
@FunakiEjectsAnother [#StartLambFaction] I do that trade in a heartbeat.
Its simple. You start Lebron with all bench players. And bring KD, ALONG WITH Russ and Serge off the bench. This way you stay withing the contract, but you are not black-balling KD to the bench. So no reason for him to be pissed off. Lastly, you make sure to give KD more PT than Lebron.
Lebron, gets to start over KD, but no one can say KD was benched, if Russ and Serge went with him. win win
1 week, 4 days ago on Tuesday Bolts – 1.13.14
@DTVoyagin' We've known that for three years now. But he kept getting a pass due to untimely injuries. But after watching the Warriors this season, it's apparent that coaching can completely change the culture of a team. We need to go find our Steve Kerr, but yeah I guess the actual decision comes down to, who is available to fill the position.
2 weeks ago on Saturday Morning Cartoons: Waiting game
@rednuht @ThePorkChopExpress Of course they are. It's like saying the students are just as implicit in being rowdy and distracting in a classroom setting as the teacher. That's the whole point, a better coach will manage the team better and get them to play team ball the way they should. That's precisely the quality brooks is lacking.
NBA is very talent driven, you don't even really need a coach with the talent we have. But it's becoming more and more apparent that you can't win it all on talent alone. In fact I can't think of any team that has won a ring in the last 20 years that didn't have a good Xs and Os coach.
@d21 (Men lie. Women lie. Buckets don't) @niimits @qrex because he can't control freethrow attempts. I'm sure he's not gonna go 0% from the 3. So deceiving nonetheless.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Thunder vs Jazz: Pregame Primer
@d21 (Men lie. Women lie. Buckets don't) @qrex he is 6/13 thats so deceiving to post.
@_justin @Legendary_Dork @Marko (Lacoste baby) you are right, fans have no right to complain about bad reffing. how dare they.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Thunder vs Wizards: Pregame Primer
@El Prez @Mother Teresa @_justin @Chandler Bing.
As with his pull-up elbow jumper three years ago, I am inclined to say that this may simply be a matter of time. He has never had to carry a team in crunch time the way he has been trying to do this year. He has never been a great shooter, so that doesn't help his case, but other 'not-so-great' shooters have managed to excel at being clutch, so I am positive he can get there as well.
To me the spurs game was a great improvement over his usual pattern of starting hot and cooling down miserably. I thought he took a great step that day, he overcame a horrible start and led his team to a victory. Growing pains are a part of the process. As long as we make the playoffs, everyone will forget this. Meanwhile, If we are going to dissect every bad game he has, then I don't know what else to say.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Thunder vs Mavericks: Pregame Primer
@harmlesslyfatal [[RW0 4 MVP]] @MaChris Westbrook came back after our 1-2 start. Then we went on a tear through Christmas. So he was there for most of that 21-4 start record.
1 month ago on Thunder vs Spurs: Pregame Primer
@Legendary_Dork @niimits I am not saying he didn't flop, but running into a shooter could very well have been called. I am glad for the non call, just acknowledging that they could have called it.
That was a foul, but cancels the no call on Russ.
@mattchant @d21 Or a Kobe like trajectory.
@d21 Yes, but we started something like 5-5, the firt ten game westbrook was out, before he went on a tear. So, I would say give it some time.
@kd35trey+1 @niimits @Chandler Bing. LOL feel free to name call, as I wont bother responding to you anymore.
1 month ago on Thunder vs Blazers: Pregame Primer
@kd35trey+1 @niimits @Chandler Bing. You counting the clippers game as a full game? LOL
@kd35trey+1 @niimits @Chandler Bing. Oh you mean in the 2 games he's played without kd? Or you wanna go back to 2010, when we went 4-1 with KD out.
@kd35trey+1 @Chandler Bing. If you are only going to look at the last 2 losses, feel free to hate.
@kd35trey+1 @Chandler Bing. We are 7-3 since he's been back. If we keep that up, then he is up there.
@kd35trey+1 I imagine it was someone who isn't on KDs dick all day
We need a "He's Back!" headline for tomorrow.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Thunder vs Knicks: Pregame Primer
@FF_pickups I think to suggest that we have a zero percent chance of winning without Gasol is a bit of an exaggeration. Are the chances better with Gasol over Perkins? Maybe. But for all hi offensive prowess, Pau is not Mark and certainly not a top defensive player. While Perkins may have his shortcomings he is still our defensive anchor and we all know that offensively we are a pretty good team because of these two guys called Kevin and Russ, but we need to shore up our defense. Defense is all about effort and attitude and Perkins does bring that. Also, given that we have improved every year as a team, have lost to the eventual champs in every single playoffs since 2009-2010 (save for last year, due to Westbrook injury), and have had injuries to our "big 3" in the playoffs two years running, you ought to wait and see what we can do when healthy. For all the perceived disappointment this offseason, I can honestly say that we have actually improved. We have added more promising rookies, a solid 3 pt shooter and we also have a line up change to look forward to. Bank on the improvement of our young (under 25) guys and lets see what they bring come October, before we start making unfounded lamentation about how missing out on this or that free agent spells doom and gloom for us.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on What the Thunder are adding in Anthony Morrow
@Bry Bry I said exactly thi a week ago:
Love to LA, Gasol to OKC and Randle + Perk + fillers to Minnesota.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Thursday Bolts – 7.10.14
@Half International Man of Mystery Half Amazing @niimits Fair enough. I was just basing this solely off of their breakdown with the Warriors.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Friday Bolts – America Edition
@Half International Man of Mystery Half Amazing @niimits They couldn't even get Klay Thompson, I thought no one wants to give them anything because Love is gonna walk anyways?
This may be completely ridiculous, but what would make this scenario work? I feel this could be a win-win for every team involved? If the Lakers, are able to snag another big name free agent off of the free agency this year they become instant contenders.
@ricky_roe @niimits That certainly goes without saying. I am not saying make him the scapegoat for the "failed" (assuming chip or bust) season, but just asking for legitimate reasons for why he isn't considered expendable by some? You only fire him if you can get a better coach of course, but there are decent coaches on the market, heck we are even in a good position to give Fish that offer (even Phil Jackson is after him).
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 6 Pregame Primer
Scott Brooks is almost as polarizing a figure to discuss on this board as Westbrook is everywhere. I don't usually play the blame Scott Brooks game, but I do wan't to sincerely ask one of the Brooks faithfuls, why they believe he shouldn't be fired? He was great at developing talent and I don't know if KD, Westbrook, Ibaka, Harden, Reggie develop as much as they did. But now that we are no longer in that development phase, what does he bring to the table? What makes him a better option than and Xs and Os coach? Certainly we are not going to get a Phil, Pop or Spoelstra/Riley level coach, but it would be nice to have some kind of an offensive system. The Spurs make the scrubs work because of a system, we certainly have players of that caliber on our bench, is it not worth a shot to try a coaching change to see if we can get some utility out of our bench? Why is Brooks considered untouchable by some? Sincere question.
New Coach (One can hope) and better bench. If not a new coach then presti needs a to pull a brad pitt from moneyball and get rid of all the "vets" a la fish and butler and force brooks' hand.
@WestCrook trolls are back?
8 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer
where's @ripcitybaby with a picture of a thousand bucks??? LOL
8 months ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 3 Pregame Primer
@OKC035 About time SOMEONE did!
8 months, 1 week ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 2 Pregame Primer
HOW THE FUCK DOES RUSS NOT HAVE A SINGLE MUTHAFUCKING FREETHROW IN THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!
@aballer1515 @RipCityBaby mama didn't love him as a child and keeps nagging him to move out her basement. boys gotta let lose somewhere.
@MostJadedGamer @RipCityBaby says the team that passed on JORDAN AND DURANT. LOL
@RipCityBaby @niimits @f5alcon all talk no walk makes ripcity a dull boy. no team in the playoffs makes him a whiny troll.
@RipCityBaby @f5alcon you cant bet with pictures of money boy. go get a job, move out, get some cash and then come back. on second thought maybe dont come back and just GET A LIFE INSTEAD
@RipCityBaby @f5alcon rip city easy to talk from mom's basement. bet you aint seen 5 grand in your life boy.
@RipCityBaby @Legendary_Dork See how nice it is once you take that duck out your mouth
@RipCityBaby @Legendary_Dork You are talking sense again! Congrats! what changed?
@RipCityBaby @niimits LOL sure whatever helps you sleep at night. Must not be much given that you find enough free time to come troll a THUNDER fan site. Must be a sad existence. PS: We have beaten spurs down 0-2 in the WCF before, but I am guessing you only look at things that fit your narrow agenda?
@RipCityBaby @niimits LOL game 4 right? come back IF we don't win 2 before that. otherwise again GTFO of here!
@RipCityBaby glad your team is still in though! Oh wait 2nd ROUND EXIT!!! say what????
GTFO of here
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Game 6 Pregame Primer
Loving how no one is feeding the trolls. To all the trolls on here:
Y'all get half a bar, efff the haters.
@MostJadedGamer you are an idiot, those guys can't make kd get closer to the basket if he is gonna keep asking for the ball at the top of the key. anyways i guess i'll stop feeding the troll.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Thunder vs. Clippers: Game 4 Pregame Primer
@[brooks' fault] @Lost Ones I like to imagine that you are a very sarcastic and funny individual, because there is no way I can wrap my head around the possibility that you are remotely serious with all the comments you make. Bravo for keeping it light sir!
And @Lost Ones I agree keeping Ibaka was easily the better decision, one that I always believed we were going to make.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Thunder assume control in Game 3, 118-112
people griping about triple double not earned, a lot of his assists turned into free throws, too bad those count, so STFU
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Clippers vs. Thunder: Game 2 Pregame Primer
@OKC035 @[brooks' fault] its not what he is watching, its what he is on. seeing things probably!