The half-crazed ramblings of a Lakers fanatic in Japan
@bowlalpo since when is *journalism* about who pays for ad-space?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The NFL reportedly did pressure ESPN to stop work on PBS documentary
I've had people tell me that this was "lucky". This wasn't *lucky*... this was *good*.Learn to tell the difference.
6 months, 1 week ago on Video: Tony Parker's shot gets the 'And 1 Mix Tape' treatment
Nah Dave, I didn't say "entitled to be right", I referred to the "sense of entitlement" which lead you to be condescending.
Anyway, I've only just realized that you're taking the piss. Completely facetious.
No-one discussing this topic with the opinions you've flown could be doing so without having tongue firmly pressed in cheek.
Well done, you had me going there for a bit. Normally, I pick up on the satirical much faster than this.
Kudos to you sir.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me
No Dave, you're delusional. And I mean that in the most gentle way possible.
You stated that you only speak this way because of some sense of entitlement at being right. Condescension is condescension, whatever the justification given. Forgive me if my patience has worn somewhat thin, and I'm giving a lil' back.
"Convoluted"? Well, your replies have become increasingly so, and your last post is no exception... now blaming "gravity" as part of the problem. So... it wasn't even Ginobili's fault at all now. Come on Dave... "gravity"?Sheesh...
Talking of convolution - "grabbing and pulling someone's arm" is a basketball play... you know what I'm talking about Dave - it's in the rule book. It's not a "basketball play". Indulge in semantics all you like on that.*Pushed*?... to quote Inigo Montoya, you keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
The only reason I didn't discuss the LeBron play is for the reasons YOU listed when you first mentioned it. "It was the same only it wasn't".Speaking of avoidance tho' - glad you've moved off the "he-wasn't-below-him" stance. That was... odd.
Don't both replying Dave. It'll only be even more nonsensical. I've used video/photos... and you've used... well... "gravity".
Video-don't-lie Dave. Nor do dictionary definitions.
Pull: to draw towards oneself.
Push: to press upon or against (a thing) with force in order to move it away.
We can argue semantics as to which terminology to use, but the facts remain the same: Manu Ginobli exerted a non-basketball play *force* upon Tony Allen, whilst Allen was airborne... which caused him to fall.
I suspect that there's an even more convoluted reply from you in my near future...
Such an astute and well-versed reply. I am completely unarmed in the face of your withering logic.
You're right champ: there's a troll here... but it's not me.
I'm pretty sure Jeff's fine with my posts, even if he may not agree with my contention. Jeff and I don't need to agree with every single opinion for us to get along just fine.
You tho'... you present nothing to the discussion. You lack wit and ability to converse on the issue, so you sink to the tired , ol' *you-don't-favour-my-team-therefore-you're-a-troll*.
Bring more to the argument, or simply shut-up. I really don't care which.
I'll allow your somewhat facetious commentary as to being simply a "passionate Spurs fan". Henceforth, any chance we can just discuss this without condescension - fair?
Anyway... let's address your assertion (calmly, and rationally):1. Being below Allen. Err... Dave? He was absolutely "below Allen". You might want to check the video shown at the beginning of this piece.Have a look: http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9417/manuallen1.pngDefinitely "below".
2. Push vs Pull. Well, this is the only place that I'm reading it as a "push"... and I have to say no: he "grabbed". Commentary even stated (at the 0.17) "...as Ginobli grabbed his arm". Again, I urge you to look at the video at the beginning of the piece.Better yet - check this one out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z2Sa62bW6gHD, clearer. Watch from 0.52 through to about 0.58 (slo-mo, hi-def!). Manu's hand is definitely grabbing, definitely pulling down. And again at 1.06-1.11.
Here's a picture of the hand on his arm: http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9345/manuallen2.pngNote the position of thumb vs fingers, that's a grabbing motion.I absolutely agree that Allen overacted (tho' you can get concussed without actual contact to the head - tho' clearly that's not the case here). But Ginobili made a play that was potentially dangerous. That's a flagrant.
Umm... you're airborne, someone who isn't holds your arm unexpectedly and moves beyond you. Your vaunted laws of physics will ensure you fall. More so, it wasn't a "push".
Did Allen go on the worst acting spree since Tom Cruise in the late 90s? Absolutely. Awful stuff an he SHOULD be fined (I doubt the league will tho'). But that *should* be irrelevant in assessing the flagrant foul.
What the hell does his flop have to do with the flagrant?
Ok.. a very difficult decision, but I have to give it up to a Celtics fan who posted his favourite Laker!
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8 months, 4 weeks ago on Another SOL REPUBLIC Headphones/With Malice GIVEAWAY
@JosiahYiu Hey Josiah - I hear you're friends with my cousin! Good stuff... great comment, and came very, very close.
Good work guys... keep 'em coming!
9 months ago on Another SOL REPUBLIC Headphones/With Malice GIVEAWAY
@Jeff Fox @MichaelSaunders
"why the hell are we hanging out on a Lakers site then?!"
@ChrisCano Wasn't grammar per se... just no idea what you were trying to say.
And LA aren't in the playoff mix? Err... Chris? I think you need to follow basketball just a wee bit more carefully.
(oh... and note: you should always have a space after an ellipsis!)
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Do the Spurs want the Lakers in the playoffs?
@ChrisCano @spursfan80 Is... "suspect" the word you really want to use there?
It'd be a foolish man to look at a team with Dwight, Kobe, Nash (and perhaps Gasol)... and declare it's nothing to worry about.
@aamador521 @WithMalice @RogJr38 Actually, it was more a snide reference to "da" way RogJr wrote his commentary.
Spot on. I think that if the Lakers get rolling, they're going to be a problematic opponent for any team. That's not to say that they'll win whoever they face first round (tho' I suspect they *could*), but who wants a first round series that goes the entire distance?
@RogJr38 Can someone translate this for me?
In all seriousness, reading your comment post the other guy (aamador521) calling another team "cocky" is funny as hell.
@MichaelSaunders Well... firstly, I think he absolutely still has his detractors. But I still believe he has a very long way to go before he's known on a Jordan level.
Here in Japan? Many people still don't know who LeBron is, but even kids know Jordan.
10 months ago on LeBron James... gets it.
Some great responses here, but the one I liked best was from rikstenz.
Loved the line "...the fact of the matter is: even when you live in your mom's basement, it can't get much worse and all you really have to do is move out. C'mon Wolves, time to pack your bags!"
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1 year ago on SOL REPUBLIC Headphones/With Malice GIVEAWAY