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Guess I'm a Californian at heart: the Lakers are my most-hated NBA team.

1 month ago on Friday Bolts – 8.1.14

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So I guess we won't be calling KD "The Gift," then....

1 month, 1 week ago on The very important golden patch controversy

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@ruggles_jestbrook @ElMexiThunder I'd add Chicago to that list.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.8.14

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@TempBoy Brandon @ElMexiThunder Exactly. Donald Sterling, after all, lives in LA.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Tuesday Bolts – 7.8.14

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@ThePorkChopExpress "two-way player" is right up there with "jump-shooting team" in my book of things that certain sportscasters say obsessively but really are much less important than they think they are

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Farewell, Thabo

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@L0rv @PostBeardStressDisorder i/r/t Bench productivity with Adams starting: that's maybe the most important issue facing this team in the off-season.  It needs to be addressed, in different ways of course, in both the draft and free agency. I still think someone like Mike Miller would be great having off the bench.

3 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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@L0rv @PostBeardStressDisorder Wish I could really disagree. The more I think about it, the more Adams starting feels like wishful thinking given Brooks's proclivities.  I should add that Perk had a surprisingly good post-season all things considered, but surprisingly good Perk is still not who I want starting.

3 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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This is going to be a very interesting and important summer for this team.  Everything is going to be worth paying attention to: draft, free agency, who stays and who goes from the current team, player development over the summer, the emerging starting team for next year (like everyone else -- I think -- I'm guessing Russ, Reggie, Ibaka, KD, Adams, but I sense even this is not written in stone).  I have tons of faith in Presti when it comes to the decisions he's responsible for, so I'm very hopeful about them. I have a little less faith in Brooks when comes to his, so I'm not counting out the possibility of Perk starting next year (and thank goodness Fish is retiring).

3 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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@Oboy @PostBeardStressDisorder Not so far as I know. But that's the point: he was easy to replace without disrupting team chemistry.  Brooks is the opposite.


Incidentally, my understanding of the Mark Jackson situation was that he had the support of the team but clashed enormously with the front office. That's a pretty difficult situation to get out of.  My wife has a second cousin who was a video guy for the Phoenix Suns and has now been hired by the Dubs.  I'll be interested to hear from him what the atmosphere is like behind the scenes there (if I get a chance and he's willing to talk about it).

3 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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I think the point made about Brooks by Highkin and Stein is key: he has the support of the players.  I sometimes think that Brooks is the Thunder's Doug Collins, who did a fine job with the Bulls, but who had to replaced with Phil Jackson to allow that team to achieve greatness. But here's the difference: MJ insisted on replacing Collins with Jackson. None of the Thunder, as far as I can tell, certainly not Durant, Westbrook, or Ibaka, nor the veterans on the team (Perk and Collison, once Fish and Butler are gone), want to see Brooks fired.  Given Presti's concern with team chemistry, Brooks is staying.

3 months ago on Tuesday Bolts – 6.3.14

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Bu, paradoxically, over the long run, he has a great record of developing young talent.

3 months ago on The Thunder’s season ends in six to the Spurs, 112-107

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Terribad quarter. Spurs missed nothing. Thunder stopped playing D. But we're only down ten.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Awful quarter, but we're still in it.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Foul, not a block.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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@yarkmu @Perky Jerky #notarealpg  #jumpshootingteam  (Tho', to be fair, Sir Charles said we were the better team tonite)

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Nice to see the vaunted DT optimism ;-) 


Guess I shouldn't complain. We've won with DT grousing all season, we can win with DT grousing tonite.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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@d21 You forgot Lamb. Of course, you have some company in that mistake...

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Good TO. Now take your head out of your butt, Brooks. And then encourage your team to do the same.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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I was beginning to worry that something was wrong with Serge.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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What a pass from Adams.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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What's the point of this lineup?

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Just gotta get Ibaka back out there.  Fish + Nick = lousy D

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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@CaronButler I'm here for the lulz.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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Reggie = Spurs Killer

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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I so hope that Ballmer moves the Clips to Seattle.

3 months ago on Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 5 Pregame Primer

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So Royce basically told us he'll be late with the game summary, cause he's going out drinking with the Bristol boys, or something...

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Thabo DNP-CD, again.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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I just hate Bonner.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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90% of NBA players couldn't assemble a season-long highlight reel that would look like Russ's highlight reel for this game.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Nick: still a great passer.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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@blueRAP I'm reasonably cool with bench + Ibaka.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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@d21 It starts with Serge.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Well, we won the quarter....just barely.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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What did somebody say about 15 points?

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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@FunakiEjectsAnother After that Clips series, I may never take a big lead seriously again.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Do not let them sneak back into this game.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Foot on the throat.

Come on, guys!


3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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I've been watching LAST SHIP promos for weeks and I still have little idea what the concept of the show is.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Excellent TO. 

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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@LONG ARM of the LAW He has been so good this post season!

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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Don't get sloppy now...

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 4 Pregame Primer

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2013-14, no doubt. Even with KMart playing as he did during the regular season (he completely disappeared in the playoffs). Adams is giving this team more than KMart was at this point. Plus Reggie's a seaon better. Even Perk's contributing more. About the only other thing last year's team had that this year's doesn't is Better Sef.

3 months, 1 week ago on Serge returns, and so do the Thunder, 106-97

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@aeneas I can.  Remember who coaches this team...

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 3 Pregame Primer

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@DanielLawler @Chandler Bing. Harden + paying luxury tax + multiyear paying luxury tax penalty < Adams + Lamb + whomever we get with Dallas's pick

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 3 Pregame Primer

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Now that this is no longer the Darkest Timeline, does Brian Davis shave his beard?

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 3 Pregame Primer

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Anyone who thinks we should have kept Harden and traded Serge wasn't watching this game...or any of the D that Harden (didn't) play in his one playoff series this year.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 3 Pregame Primer

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Serge Ibaka is just an extraordinary basketball player.  These last three games should make everyone aware of that who wasn't already.

3 months, 1 week ago on Spurs vs. Thunder: Game 3 Pregame Primer

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