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Title: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 15, 2018, 06:45:31 AM
Season opens tomorrow, let’s start trying to have monthly threads at least.

The Clippers are trying to get to 15 roster spots and have traded Wes Johnson to the Pelicans for Alexis Ajinca.  Ajinca and Juwan Evans will be waived by LAC.

Think people did their predictions in the preseason thread but let’s get the NBA talk going
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 15, 2018, 06:59:24 AM
Jamal Crawford joins the Suns

lol
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 15, 2018, 08:48:14 AM
Myles Turner extended 4/72
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: DorianS on October 15, 2018, 10:46:15 AM
Hm, 18m is less than I expected him to get.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 15, 2018, 06:04:46 PM
Kawhi laugh remixed - https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1052043306014654464/pu/vid/720x720/lv5_8VEXzVLJKitf.mp4?tag=5
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on October 16, 2018, 11:34:32 AM
Philadelphia is +9 when Embiid is on the court, and the game is tied after 1Q. That doesn't speak highly of their depth.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on October 16, 2018, 04:31:49 PM
Seeing Jordan Bell tonight makes me wonder what Chicago ended up doing with those Cash Considerations?
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 16, 2018, 04:34:58 PM
Buying out D-Wade lirl
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE WARREN WARRIOR on October 16, 2018, 04:54:18 PM
Buying out D-Wade lirl

edit: wait, nevermind. I read that wrong. I thought the cash went to Jabari's contract, but yeah buying Wade out. Fuck, the Bulls suck.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 17, 2018, 06:19:28 AM
Caught the tail end of the Celtics game.  I know only one game so far but we will see if Kyrie keeps that verbal commitment when last night it looked like it should be Tatum’s team.

G league Draft is Saturday and Dejuan Blair has entered the player pool.

Debated going to the Suns-Mavericks tonight to go check out Doncic but I can’t justiy paying opening night prices for that level of game.  Can’t wait to hear all the youth movement rhetoric spouting when ESPN airs that game tonight.  Even with Booker returning, Mavericks should thrash the Suns but curious how Ayton fares against DeAndre.

Suns also announced newly signed Jamal Crawford will not be active yet.  Assume he will be there starting point guard once he gets in.  Guess with Booker back they will run with Shaq Harrison at pint with Booker, Ariza, Anderson and Ayton and Josh Jackson back to the bench. 
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: AA484 on October 17, 2018, 06:24:35 AM
Irving was the drizzling shits last night.  I'd chalk it up to rust but Hayward was coming back from a worse injury and looked better.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: strummer on October 17, 2018, 11:56:53 AM
The Knicks scored 49(!) points in the 2nd quarter tonight. If I heard right their highest scoring quarter in team history.  Or maybe highest 2nd quarter in team history.  Hawks have to be the worst team in the league
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: AA484 on October 17, 2018, 12:10:13 PM
Jrue Holiday rocking a doorag(!) out there lol
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 17, 2018, 12:16:54 PM
Jrue Holiday rocking a doorag(!) out there lol

Early moment of the year, don't see it being topped for a few months.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Gert on October 17, 2018, 12:52:03 PM
Caught the tail end of the Celtics game.  I know only one game so far but we will see if Kyrie keeps that verbal commitment when last night it looked like it should be Tatum’s team.

G league Draft is Saturday and Dejuan Blair has entered the player pool.

Debated going to the Suns-Mavericks tonight to go check out Doncic but I can’t justiy paying opening night prices for that level of game.  Can’t wait to hear all the youth movement rhetoric spouting when ESPN airs that game tonight.  Even with Booker returning, Mavericks should thrash the Suns but curious how Ayton fares against DeAndre.

Suns also announced newly signed Jamal Crawford will not be active yet.  Assume he will be there starting point guard once he gets in.  Guess with Booker back they will run with Shaq Harrison at pint with Booker, Ariza, Anderson and Ayton and Josh Jackson back to the bench.

Are the secondary market prices outrageous for Opening Night too? That's interesting from all of the LP I watch it seems like teams go out of their way to beg and grovel to get fans into the arena.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 17, 2018, 01:07:17 PM
I think it really varies team to team.  The Suns are just shitty and are using Ayton to justify stupid ticket prices.  Part of the reason I really haven't been going to games in the past few years.  I rather spend the higher prices to go see a real game and visit another city as I've caught home games for the Wizards, Clippers and Nuggets in the past few years instead of wasting time and money here.  Have a couple other destinations in mind this year if I can plan the time.

I got tickets for Suns-Celtics this year which is in a few weeks.  The prices through the team were stupid.  Because they are so bad, there isn't a ton of secondary market tickets, especially on the draw teams like Boston.  When I was looking for tickets for Suns-Mavs tickets, the best seat/prices I found was like $80 a piece before fees (which would probably be at least another $50 total) for Row 20-something - which just seems like too much to me for that matchup.  I had gotten better seats for better matchups cheaper in the past and my Celtics tickets were more expensive but closer and that's a team that is special to me.  I am guessing if I decide I want to go see some team like the Blazers in a few months, I may catch a deal but it's been at the point I don't really like giving the franchise any money by going to the games anyway.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Gert on October 17, 2018, 01:19:47 PM
That's a pretty cool way to do it actually. I try to either alternate between Jazz-Pacers or Jazz-Cavs since its a multiple hour trip each way. That said, the spending more and going to a different town and arena would be cool.

Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on October 17, 2018, 10:06:03 PM
The Knicks scored 49(!) points in the 2nd quarter tonight. If I heard right their highest scoring quarter in team history.  Or maybe highest 2nd quarter in team history.  Hawks have to be the worst team in the league

The thing I loved about the game is that they didn't blow it in the third. The past few seasons they'd have big leads heading to halftime, and then they'd give up 30+ points and only score 15. Last night, they gave up 30+ points, but they also score 30+ points. This might not (it won't) keep up the whole year, but even in the preseason they were fun to watch.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: DorianS on October 18, 2018, 03:49:12 AM
Well, with Ayton's line last night, I think it is safe to say he is the real deal.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 18, 2018, 12:08:27 PM
Dwight Howard missed the Wizards' opener with a "sore buttocks".  Jokes welcome
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 18, 2018, 12:10:10 PM
I'll start

https://youtu.be/D6Po7mf34p0
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Magic Johnson on October 18, 2018, 01:39:50 PM
The entire league will be butthurt soon, because the rebirth of Showtime is coming in a matter of seconds.  I hope everyone is tuning into TNT for this historic game.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 19, 2018, 04:13:38 AM
Celtics-Raptors on ESPN tonight. Should be good.  Raptors favored by 3 with game in Toronto.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Amy pats fan on October 19, 2018, 07:34:23 PM
Knicks lost 107-106 @ Brooklyn on a last second Caris LeVert drive in a fun game.  I love that they're playing so uptempo, playing pressure D and getting out on the break.  They forced a ton of turnovers, but they got killed on the boards by the Nets. 

Enes Kanter and Timmy Jr. have been beasting and it's funny having two 26 yr olds as the team's veteran leaders, but they're the youngest team in the league and the youthful energy is infectious.  Fizdale was a great hire for such a young team, and I love that he's going 10-11 deep.

Knox looked a lot better in game 2, and Trier could be a real great find.  I also like the former lottery reclamation projects in Vonleh and Hezonia to go with Trey Burke.  All too young and talented to be called busts and just needed a change of scenery/fresh start I think.  Frankie Nicotine looks much more confident and improved, and he grew in height/added muscle since last year.  He's starting at the 2/3 and in addition to the great D looks much more confident running the point and taking his opportunities to shoot/attack with the ball.  He looks like he's going to keep getting better and better, and with him, Burke and Hardaway out there together they have 3 guys who can be primary ballhandler at times.

I like this Nets team and the way they play too.  They have some really interesting players like LeVert, Jarrett Allen and Dinwiddie.  Joe Harris is a sniper.  The Latvian rookie Kurucs played and didn't look bad.  They're a team that's going to play hard every night and might surprise some people.  I really think they're one player away from being really good.  Like if they could dump Russell and find a way to get Kemba or Dame they'd be dope.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 20, 2018, 05:49:25 AM
The Nets being this far along in their rebuild is genuinely stunning. They've been giving away top picks for ages, but they are a contender for a bottom seed in the East.

Lavert will be an All-Star this year and Allen will be in the future.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: strummer on October 20, 2018, 01:05:37 PM
Another late game loss for the Knicks.  Frustrating as hell but the effort is there
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 20, 2018, 03:01:33 PM
Jokic with a triple double against the Suns tonight.  25 points (11-11 shooting) with 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 20, 2018, 04:01:09 PM
Lirl Rondo just hit Paul like Chris Childs hit Kobe. Then Ingram punched Paul too.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on October 20, 2018, 04:01:16 PM
Malice at the Palace Forum Staples?
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 20, 2018, 04:02:49 PM
Man Chris Paul is a fucking scumbag. Pokes dude in the eye and claims he got spit on. Fuck outta here man.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 20, 2018, 04:05:11 PM
Wonder how long all these suspensions are gonna be.  Throwing punches, it will be a few.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 20, 2018, 04:06:42 PM
Last year the Lakers had a few issues where nobody stood up for their young teammates. That won't be a problem now and I like that. Rondo earns my respect immediately.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: strummer on October 20, 2018, 04:11:17 PM
What the fuck was Ingram doing though?  Why was he so mad to begin with?  Harden really didn't do anything to him
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 20, 2018, 04:11:29 PM
Rondo handled that situation how he should’ve, outside the unconfirmed “spit”.  He was sticking up for teammates and had every reason to swing after the finger in his face.  The camera was on Ingram when it started but hearing Paul and Rondo, I knew neither would back down.

The big screw up was Ingram.  I get frustration but no reason for him to start it by shoving Harden.  Then again, I still don’t buy into his hype and this seemed like a pretty big immaturity moment that will sting if he does it in more meaningful games.  And in the West, these games end up as having been meaningful in some seasons.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 20, 2018, 04:13:18 PM
What the fuck was Ingram doing though?  Why was he so mad to begin with?  Harden really didn't do anything to him

He got tired of Harden whining. No excuses but that's the only explanation.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on October 20, 2018, 04:24:47 PM
I can buy the getting tired of Harden whining thing. A man who gets as high as Ingram ain't got time for that level of buzzkill.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 20, 2018, 04:30:46 PM
I'm just glad that dudes ain't patting each other on the ass and being friendly and shit. We need hatred back in the game and some of these young guys are going to bring it back.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 20, 2018, 04:34:58 PM
These young guys?  The only two squaring up old school were Paul and Rondo.  Ingram pouted then ran in for a sucker punch.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 20, 2018, 04:40:41 PM
These young guys?  The only two squaring up old school were Paul and Rondo.  Ingram pouted then ran in for a sucker punch.

Embiid has the hatred
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 20, 2018, 04:51:07 PM
Oh yeah.  There’s a couple with the nasty popping around the league.  Was just thinking this game.  I’m ready for some Marcus Smart fights.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: DorianS on October 20, 2018, 10:20:40 PM
I'd probably say that Ingram's going to get 8-10 for his sucker punch, with Paul receiving whatever Rondo gets which will likely be 3-5. I'd probably guess 5 and 10 reduced to 3 and 8 if I had to bet.

Also, Harden whining on not getting free throws is funny.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Gert on October 21, 2018, 01:14:00 AM
I'd be fine with 3-3-6 for Paul/Rondo/Ingram or 3-3-8 if they really want to emphasize that Ingram shouldn't have come in from behind, but I hope the NBA doesn't over punish here.

I also agree with Baby Shoes, unless there is clear proof there was intended spit (can't believe I am typing that), then good on Rondo for stepping up there. And not sure what Paul was thinking putting his hands on him on not thinking there wouldn't be fists thrown.

Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 21, 2018, 02:07:20 AM
Chris Paul was talking to the ref and Rondo got in his face for no reason.  I don't get the people saying he was "sticking up for" something.

I haven't seen a shot of any spit flying (although Paul appears to be wiping something off his face in one shot), but I have a hard time believing that Paul, as much of an irritant as he can be, would stick his finger in Rondo's face the way he did without that sort of provocation.  Dudes like that don't really want to fight if they can avoid it.  Rondo has always been a douchebag and has had some jealousy towards Chris Paul in particular going back to his days with the Celtics.  But if it comes out that there was no spit, then yeah, Paul looks pretty bad here.

The biggest takeaway from this IMO was that Lance Stephenson was the peacemaker.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 21, 2018, 02:19:50 AM

damn that's low.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on October 21, 2018, 02:22:01 AM
Paul is too dirty for me to give him any benefit of the doubt
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 21, 2018, 02:35:53 AM
Chris Paul shouldn't have stuck his finger in there, but I don't think Rondo needed to punch him if he shoved him already and Paul didn't look to want to engage.

The NBA will punish them while getting the refs to use classic nba booking to set up a second round matchup between these two teams. The ratings will be through the roof and the good basketball will keep those viewers hooked. NBASmitty is smiling hard rn
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: AA484 on October 21, 2018, 02:41:12 AM
I thought Ingram looked more like a bitch than either Paul or Rondo.  You could tell from the beginning he was looking to get a shot in, fair or not.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on October 21, 2018, 04:42:28 AM

Aside from the Rondo/Paul drama, I took pleasure in seeing Harden finally getting a bit of shit for being such a whiner.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 21, 2018, 06:15:19 AM
?s=20

Spit confirmed
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: DorianS on October 21, 2018, 07:14:59 AM
Rondo's going to likely end up with more games then.

Though I have to say, Paul still shouldn't be trying to put his finger near anyone's eyes.

Just because Rondo spat at him, doesn't mean that Paul should be given the ability to do that.

That's a "oh, I was just trying to 'point out' where he spat on me" type of bullshit thing.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 21, 2018, 08:02:47 AM
Rondo wears a mouthpiece so even though that video appears to show spit, there's no indication at all that it would have been on purpose. Buddy deserved to get punched.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 21, 2018, 08:42:24 AM
Maybe, but if I get spit in my face in that moment, I’m probably not gonna stop to think “that may have been an accident”
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: DorianS on October 21, 2018, 08:50:54 AM
Very true, but still doesn't mean you stick a finger at someone's face. Even if the eye thing was accidental, you are going to risk doing something like sticking a finger in someone's eye. Though considering this is Paul, I can't buy that it was an accident.

Honestly, just for the stupidity of it both guys should get 15 games and Ingram should get 30. Sticking with my 3-5 and 8-10 scenario though.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Broward on October 21, 2018, 09:35:08 AM
Sources: NBA suspensions – Brandon Ingram 4 games; Rajon Rondo 3 games; Chris Paul 2 games.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 21, 2018, 09:39:20 AM
Good. They shouldn't suspend guys too long in this league, the NBA needs stuff like this.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: DorianS on October 21, 2018, 09:57:45 AM
 ??? Way less than what I was expecting.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on October 21, 2018, 11:12:50 AM
Cavs getting blown out in Cleveland by the Atlanta Hawks.

Maybe THEY are as bad as you guys were saying they are.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 22, 2018, 03:54:07 PM
The Lakers can't get a single damn rebound.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 22, 2018, 03:56:20 PM
LEGOAT

And all of a sudden they find a good bench big who they cut a week ago lirl
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 23, 2018, 08:24:13 AM
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on October 23, 2018, 01:39:32 PM
Pistons-Sixers was p. nuts. Embiid basically trolled Drummond into fouling out of the game and Blake had 50-14-6 (which might prove Big Baby's point that CP3 is a crummy teammate).

https://www.complex.com/sports/2018/10/paul-pierce-endorses-high-end-vape-pen?utm_campaign=complexmag&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1VesIyxd6Rq8jm1iM665ekyxCSCsXlM5OUVUA6Had8b2_P4j4foC82uoI
Paul Pierce is starting a line of high end vape pens. Do you vape, Baby Shoes!? If not, ya do now!
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 23, 2018, 01:49:27 PM
gonna start vaping in my finals wheelchair
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on October 23, 2018, 02:24:57 PM
You sure that Drummond wasn't ejected? Box score only has him with five fouls.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: MFer on October 23, 2018, 02:26:37 PM
He was ejected. Embiid flopped and Drummond got his second tech as a result.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on October 23, 2018, 08:10:26 PM
He was ejected. Embiid flopped and Drummond got his second tech as a result.

It was so embarrassingly bad. The refs should be ashamed of falling for that shit flop. But players will continue to do it until they are held accountable.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 23, 2018, 11:32:52 PM
Embiid gets bitch ass flop of the year just a couple games in.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on October 24, 2018, 04:05:18 AM
https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/what-the-hell-happened-to-darius-miles?fbclid=IwAR3zMJENen-85NB8mIFQshA8jgtGFvzpvAvIrwEAtULvyBXfAxXWeQ7inF0
"What The Hell Happened to Darius Miles?" by Darius Miles (With Quentin Richardson)

*two taps to the head*
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 24, 2018, 04:20:26 AM
Next months thread needs to be named "sittin in the tub takin oatmeal baths and shit"
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 24, 2018, 06:54:47 AM
Can’t wait to read that Miles article.  Shame his acting career never took off after The Perfect Score.  You think him and Scarlett stay in touch?
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 24, 2018, 07:11:43 AM

Lebron was responding to a Boeheim quote about the Syracuse recruit who is going overseas instead due to a million dollar deal with New Balance as Boeheim mentioned something about him being Lebron’s client.

Also, newly retired Richard Jefferson starts his career on the YES Nets broadcast team tonight.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 24, 2018, 10:00:16 AM
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Thrasher on October 24, 2018, 01:50:05 PM
https://www.si.com/nba/2018/10/24/david-stern-adam-silver-lebron-james-chris-paul-donald-trump-lakers-hornets
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 25, 2018, 04:08:31 AM
We should unban still fly just to respond to this article
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 25, 2018, 06:37:04 AM
Josh Jackson recalls attending Malice at the Palace as a child and throwing stuff

https://theundefeated.com/features/nba-suns-josh-jackson-diary-the-malice-at-the-palace/
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE WARREN WARRIOR on October 25, 2018, 06:50:00 AM

Wait did Seth Curry flop from getting his shorts tugged on?
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on October 25, 2018, 06:58:31 AM
Shouldn't do that when you play Steph the next game. He went OFF. 6th ever game he got 11 pointers, and 51 points and he only played 3 quarters. He was just hitting the most ridiculous shots at will.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE WARREN WARRIOR on October 25, 2018, 07:00:21 AM
Cameron Payne somehow hit 7 three pointers in a half and tied Michael Jordan for a Bulls Franchise record smh.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on October 25, 2018, 07:02:27 AM
Gonna print up a "House of Payne" shirt and mail it to you
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 25, 2018, 07:12:14 AM
Have we really reached the age where players in the league were kids when Malice at the Palace happened?
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 25, 2018, 08:35:26 AM
Bobby Portis out 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 25, 2018, 08:48:59 AM
The Bulls seem to have the most medical issues of any team yet this year.  There’s been stuff with Lauri, Zach, Dunn, this.  Even Jabari had like a stomach virus or something.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE WARREN WARRIOR on October 25, 2018, 09:18:16 AM
Zach's been healthy this year and has scored 30 points in all four games, but DENZEL VALENTINE is out too. That's been happening for the last ten years. In the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals Omer Asik broke his leg in game 3 and was cleared to play game 4. Plus, the Luol Deng spinal tap stuff and on and on. The medical staff is awful.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: DorianS on October 25, 2018, 10:15:31 AM
Apparently the Rockets are offering 4 firsts (and maybe other things) to acquire Jimmy Butler.

Think that would be a decent offer.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 25, 2018, 10:58:45 AM
I know Zach has had a good start but thought he had a preseason scare around the same time as Lauri.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 25, 2018, 01:40:59 PM
Westbrook is nowhere near as good as he thinks he is. Constantly shooting contested 3's with 20 seconds left on the shot clock. Bum.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Cartman on October 25, 2018, 02:20:06 PM
Those 4 1st round picks would be end of the first round, so basically worthless.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 25, 2018, 02:30:26 PM
Still assets that are better than letting him walk for nothing at the end of the season.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 25, 2018, 02:53:15 PM
I bet they'll get better when the Pels freak the fuck out and trade everything they can for him at the deadline.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 25, 2018, 03:50:49 PM
LANCE STEPHENSON IS MY DUDE

The Lakers don't play great defense but their offense is likely to finish top five in scoring.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: LaVar Ball on October 25, 2018, 04:54:12 PM
See what happens when they get that damn bum Rondo out of the starting lineup?  It's all startin to come together!  Just like I said, Lonzo's the man to lead the Lake Show back to the top!  If LeBron didn't choke on them free throws, we'd be 3-0 with him as the starter!  Hope Puke Walton is taking notice!
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 26, 2018, 05:24:11 AM
Oral history in the Raptors uniforms

https://www.slamonline.com/nba/raptors-jersey-history/
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 26, 2018, 01:08:23 PM
Love that the pic at the top manages to include both John Salley (far left) and Pacer great VERN FLEMING in his final season as a Net.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Thrasher on October 27, 2018, 02:51:08 PM
https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/john-tesh-offered-abc-espn-the-rights-to-use-nbc-theme-roundball-rock-for-nba-games-and-was-turned-down.html

Man I love that theme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_h7Lm7C9Nk
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 28, 2018, 02:59:33 AM
Tyronn Lue got fired
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 28, 2018, 03:15:34 AM
Wow.  To blame that on him would be nuts.  Don't even think he was getting paid but would assume Cavs do the bargain bin coach thing now like the Suns have been doing for years.  Promote some discount guy on the bench already, act like you are doing a search over the summer and hire someone else at no cost during the offseason.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Thrasher on October 28, 2018, 04:52:24 AM
Bring back David Blatt.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 28, 2018, 05:22:41 AM
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 28, 2018, 09:56:20 AM
Cavs situation sounds messier the more things come out.

Sounds like it stems from the GM not wanting him to play veterans as much, specifically being instructed not to play guys like Korver and JR.  Lie benched them for one game before putting them back in rotation.  Guess they wanted Sexton playing minimimum 30 minutes a game and he hasn’t played that much yet, more in the 25 range.

They want Larry Drew to be interim but he isn’t necessarily willing to do more than bridge the current gap without a longer term commitment.  Something makes me think he was a pain in the ass when he got handed Woodsen’s team in Atlanta too.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 28, 2018, 12:02:31 PM
Pretty sure the Cavs said they wanted to still try to be competitive after LeBron left as opposed to tanking, so I don't get the outrage over Lue wanting to play the vets more.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 28, 2018, 12:28:29 PM
Yeah, it sounds like a bunch of mixed signals but that's another poorly managed team that just lucked out having Lebron's personal guilt kick in the past few years.  They aren't going to fall into another Lebron and won't probably be relevant until Gilbert is out at the earliest.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 30, 2018, 02:06:14 PM
https://youtu.be/UlzIHWxvwuM

Apparently the Warriors had 92 points in the first half
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Magic Johnson on October 30, 2018, 02:13:14 PM
I have to agree with the great Stephen A. Smith.  This once proud Chicago Bulls franchise was an absolute embarassment against the defending champs.  And I think there is only one way to fix it.  John Paxson needs to show Fred Hoiberg the door, and pave the way for a homecoming for his former coach, Phil Jackson.  11 world championships running the triangle offense, how could you go wrong?  He will teach these young kids to play the right way.  Carmelo Anthony will be back on the market next summer, as well, and after the events of the last two seasons, will be motivated to prove himself.  His signing will give the Bulls a bonafide superstar, and combined with the genius of Mr. Jackson, soon championship glory will return to the city of Chicago.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 30, 2018, 02:20:06 PM
The higher scorers in the Heat-Hornets game were Dwayne Wade and Tony Parker.  Happy 2006!
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 30, 2018, 02:21:46 PM
Hey come on, that could have been as recent as 2011
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 31, 2018, 01:04:34 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dq26S-DXQAACW8J.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 31, 2018, 01:10:39 PM




(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dq3-F0dU4AASW0h.jpg:large)
Grinch is
Spoiler: show
JAVALE MCGEE
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: THE TUGSTER on October 31, 2018, 03:29:21 PM
Hey come on, that could have been as recent as 2011

Derrick Rose had 50 tonight.  What the fuck's going on here
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Phil Jackson on October 31, 2018, 04:06:02 PM
I'm tired of seeing Luke ruin this team, but I'm too tired to take another NBA coaching gig. Magic, tell Lebron to stop texting me.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 31, 2018, 04:07:00 PM
Please come back.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Thrasher on October 31, 2018, 04:08:20 PM
I'm tired of seeing Luke ruin this team, but I'm too tired to take another NBA coaching gig. Magic, tell Lebron to stop texting me.

I hear Ty Lue is available. He's won a championship in Cleveland and that's like impossible.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: LaVar Ball on October 31, 2018, 04:17:39 PM
Please come back.

Don't nobody want his old ass back!  Did you not see what this dude did to the Knicks?  It was a great run, but his time is up!  Magic, I just happen to know a guy who has tremendous coaching experience in Lithuania!
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 01, 2018, 02:58:07 AM
Loved a lot of the City Edition jerseys Nike did last year.  Wolves are getting a Prince uniform

(https://www-nba-com.cdn.ampproject.org/ii/w820/s/www.nba.com/timberwolves/sites/timberwolves/files/styles/mobile__700x500_/public/1819_cityunveil_hero_rose.jpg?itok=fViK7sb9)
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 01, 2018, 06:58:08 AM
I had seen Lillard as Stone Cold but no one told me Moe Harkless was Tyrone

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/10/moe-harkless-damian-lillard-halloween-costumes-stone-cold-tyrone-biggums-photos-video-outfit-blazers-nba
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 02, 2018, 03:49:25 AM
https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/9tldol/im_darius_miles_ask_me_anything/
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 02, 2018, 04:02:15 AM
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 02, 2018, 05:19:35 AM
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25156914/magic-johnson-admonishes-luke-walton-los-angeles-lakers-slow-start

I'm glad to see this. Luke's rotations are DISGUSTING.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkHkChtXV5A

Fucking lirl from 4:00 on.

I should post this about Magic because I don't believe anyone here has shared this before. This is his mindset of what a coach should be like.

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Then Magic started off. He called guys out on how they just wanted to be Lakers for the parties and the girls. He reminded them how nobody at the parties cared about them, just that they were Lakers. Since they didn’t take care of business, next year they would be gone and the girls would be interested in whoever else was wearing the Laker uniforms. Right about then somebody’s beeper went off. It is 7:20 in the morning and a beeper goes off (remember it’s 1994). Magic stiffens up like a hunting dog and starts zooming in on the sound. It’s muffled like its in a gym bag but the room is pretty small and we can all hear what direction it’s coming from.

“Vlade, hand me the beeper” says Magic. Vlade hands it over sheepishly. Magic holds it up and says, “See this is exactly what I am talking about” and he turns around and throws it like a fastball into the wall, WHAM. It shatters into a million pieces. Vlade looks like a fish on the dock. His gills are moving furiously but no sound is coming out.
Title: Re: Clipper Darrell bids Wes Johnson Adieu - NBA October 2018 thread
Post by: Phil Jackson on November 02, 2018, 09:10:44 AM
Magic told me that story when it happened, I thought it was a bit harsh and told him as much. He agreed but said he was tired of players 'playing for the fame, not the love of the game.' I understood where he was coming from. I had to deal with players who only wanted to get in the game so they could tell chicks at the bar they played with Michael, like that hotshot punkass Kerr. I put him in his place though, and now look at him. You're welcome, Golden State.

I told Magic then what I would tell him now; that if he wants to take it to the next level, he needs to be a bit more laid back. Let greatness do its thing, don't push it too hard.






















(http://basketballsocietyonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/5-rings.jpg)

You're welcome, Los Angeles.

Magic, maybe it's the peyote talking but I think we should get on a call.