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David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« on: January 01, 2020, 09:22:15 AM »
Former Commissioner David Stern died today at the age of 77. He had a storied and controversial legacy. He did a lot of good and bad things. I can't say if the league would be where it is today if he weren't at the helm during those crucial '80s/'90s years.

All things said, biggest thing he ever did was being indirectly responsible for the start of the Maine Red Claws.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 10:30:29 AM »
Not particularly sad to see him go.  Just gonna leave it at that.

Darren Collison's devotion to his faith lasted all of about 6 months, and he's now angling to get signed by one of the LA teams.
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 01:06:11 PM »

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 10:40:18 PM »
Gotta think the Blazers are regretting that Stotts extension right about now.
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 11:47:30 PM »
For all the good David Stern did, there was a lot of memorably bad things: Probable NBA Draft fixing (Celtics fans are still angry over the Tim Duncan scenario), the referees fixing games/gambling issues that came up in the 90s e.g. Tim Donaghy, the Michael Jordan stuff regarding his retirement, and the overall expansion/relocation of teams in the NBA including Seattle's leaving for Oklahoma, the 2011 lockout, etc.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 01:20:14 AM »
is there any proof to the lottery fixing? I love a good conspiracy.


I can't believe a guy can be that big, and jump around like he does what a great athlete!

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2020, 05:13:18 AM »
is there any proof to the lottery fixing? I love a good conspiracy.

No real "proof" although there have been a lot of scenarios which have raised eyebrows. https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2019/5/14/18616630/nba-draft-lottery-rigged-conspiracies covers the bigger ones with 1985 and the 'bent envelope' being the most infamous.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 06:33:27 AM »
Yeah, I think 85 has pretty much been accepted as "fact" even though no real proof or admission of guilt has come out.  The Duncan thing though, I don't buy that they would fix in favor of small-market San Antonio over one of their model franchises in the Celtics.
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 07:52:56 AM »


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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 05:11:30 PM »
Heat beat the Raptors with a throwback score of 84-76. Maybe a bit of an unintentional Stern tribute there.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 01:56:50 AM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2020, 12:03:59 PM »
Vince Carter officially becomes the first player to play in four different decades
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2020, 01:52:17 PM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2020, 05:06:01 AM »
I was surprisingly emotional about Stern passing.  I had no love lost for the guy (never forgive him for the suspensions v. the Heat in 97), and there was a lot of shadiness on his watch.....but he was the commissioner for 30 years of my life and the NBA grew tremendously under his watch.  It's quite possible I wouldn't be the fan I am today if it wasn't for his marketing of the NBA and its stars in the 80's.  RIP

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2020, 09:27:57 AM »
Yeah pretty much my thoughts as well. The guy was pretty openly biased towards the big stars in the game more than any "impartial" authority figure should ever be but there is no denying his marketing success. He might be the best commissioner in history in any of the 4 major sports

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2020, 02:44:54 PM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2020, 11:45:39 PM »
David Stern was the GOAT sports commissioner of our lifetime. Looks like he was finally thrown in the big oven up above.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2020, 04:13:19 AM »
I know it's probably just lethargy from it being the 3rd game in 4 nights but it's still not easy to accept Celtics getting beat by a team whose best player is Ish Smith. Woof.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2020, 05:57:17 AM »
Blake Griffin is having knee surgery and will probably be out for the rest of the season.

Why oh why do I keep selecting him for my fantasy team!?

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2020, 09:07:53 AM »
I took him on one team because he dropped to like rd 8 but even then I knew I was making a mistake.  Dropped him weeks ago

That trade was bad when it happened but this is basically the worst case scenario.  They got a relatively healthy season and a half from him and one playoff appearance where he missed a game and probably shouldn't have played at all. 

SVG did a shit job as an executive.  Overpaid Reggie Jackson and Jon Leuer ($10m per for 3 years and out of the league now).  First rd picks were Stanley Johnson ( 8 ), Henry Ellenson (18) and Luke Kennard (12).  TBF Kennard has been solid but they haven't really developed any young players in the last 5 years.  They drafted Spencer Dinwiddie in rd 2 and had him bouncing back and forth to the G league for a few years but let him go.  His best trade was Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova for Tobias Harris....who he flipped in the Griffin trade.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2020, 09:57:45 AM »

The NBA...it's fantastic?

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2020, 06:00:09 PM »
I took him on one team because he dropped to like rd 8 but even then I knew I was making a mistake.  Dropped him weeks ago

That trade was bad when it happened but this is basically the worst case scenario.  They got a relatively healthy season and a half from him and one playoff appearance where he missed a game and probably shouldn't have played at all. 

SVG did a shit job as an executive.  Overpaid Reggie Jackson and Jon Leuer ($10m per for 3 years and out of the league now).  First rd picks were Stanley Johnson ( 8 ), Henry Ellenson (18) and Luke Kennard (12).  TBF Kennard has been solid but they haven't really developed any young players in the last 5 years.  They drafted Spencer Dinwiddie in rd 2 and had him bouncing back and forth to the G league for a few years but let him go.  His best trade was Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova for Tobias Harris....who he flipped in the Griffin trade.

Yeah SVG should probably be the last example of dual job titles being too much for NBA coaches. I think Detroit at that place in time also proves that being in "the middle" is the worst place to be. You have to "go for it" with FA's and trades that probably won't even get you into the Top 4 in the East.

And Johnson & Ellenson being such misses that they didn't get anything beyond their rookie deals is pretty crippling for the franchise. I think they will have to totally bottom out before they get better.


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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2020, 10:25:04 AM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2020, 10:13:33 AM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2020, 10:20:53 AM »
Boylan bout to get dual power

Boylen and Doug Collins are The new GarPax.

For real though I can't imagine Jerry Reinsdorf firing John Paxson so I imagine the big change is Gar Forman getting fired. They then pretend all the terrible moves and decisions Pax has been making the last three years were Gar's alone while John Paxton and Doug Collins continue running the team like it's 1981.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2020, 02:47:45 PM »
Yo, they can't let Isaiah Hartenstein get on the team plane after that, right?

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2020, 02:42:13 AM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2020, 01:29:56 PM »

Man is this team fucking poor or something. They're giving him the leftovers that James Dolan already scanned and found out they were losers.


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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2020, 04:46:48 AM »
Memphis Grizzlies somehow have gotten all the way up to the 8 spot.

Lakers-Grizz would be a helluva fun first round series. Like this generation's version of the Lakers-Thunder first round series from 2010

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2020, 06:41:10 AM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2020, 03:12:41 AM »
Atlanta Hawks traded Allen Crabbe to Minnesota Timberwolves for Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham, per Woj.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2020, 06:19:29 AM »
not sure how much Ariza has left but on paper he's a nice fit for Portland.  Hard to judge based on anything that happens in SacTo.  Still going to be tough getting that 8 seed with San Antonio and Memphis playing so well.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2020, 02:58:56 AM »
I'm glad that at least my prediction of The Blazers having a serious dropoff this season was right, at least. I should've placed an anime related board bet about them not The Warriors.  :-\

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2020, 12:35:14 AM »
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2020, 07:43:10 AM »
I'm glad that at least my prediction of The Blazers having a serious dropoff this season was right, at least. I should've placed an anime related board bet about them not The Warriors.  :-\

on that note I'm glad no one went with a bet on my expectations for the Trail Blazer being an overachieving top 2 team in the West.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2020, 08:04:18 AM »
I'm glad that at least my prediction of The Blazers having a serious dropoff this season was right, at least. I should've placed an anime related board bet about them not The Warriors.  :-\

I think i predicted The Hawks making a playoff jump.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2020, 09:57:48 AM »
Rumored trade has Chicago sending Zach Lavine to the Lakers for Kyle Kuzma and Danny Green.

I don't think this trade works out for either side except I think Boylan might have a stroke when he sees Kyle Kuzma's dyejob.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2020, 12:35:48 AM »
I think this Zion kid is gonna do just fine
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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2020, 02:17:58 AM »
Talk about a star is born moment.

People who predicted Zion was a bust might feel even dumber than me for predicting that the Warriors would still be a bonafide playoff team this season.

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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2020, 04:51:06 AM »
Anyone who thought Zion was gonna bust is a legit dumbass


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Re: David Stern Memorial This Month in NBA Thread (January 2020)
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2020, 05:02:05 AM »
The only way he could be a bust is constant injury, but with his size, power, handles, and basketball IQ there's basically no shot of a bust if he's healthy. Especially if he can shoot threes.