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(The Barnstormer)   The Dwight Howard Trade (or Everybody Wins but Orlando) and the Suck of the NBA   (thebarnstormer.com) divider line 15
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1297 clicks; posted to Sports » on 17 Aug 2012 at 4:52 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-17 02:07:41 PM  
a) your blog sucks
b) next time, you can probably just not ask the guy who hasn't watched basketball in years to comment on basketball. Then no one has to read his idiotic opinion.
 
2012-08-17 03:41:57 PM  

IAmRight: b) next time, you can probably just not ask the guy who hasn't watched basketball in years to comment on basketball. Then no one has to read his idiotic opinion.


Wrong. I stopped watching basketball for a reason. Too many stars getting calls, too many players traveling, too many players trying to win the game on their own. I miss the Michael Jordan era. I really do.
 
2012-08-17 04:20:08 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Wrong. I stopped watching basketball for a reason. Too many stars getting calls, too many players traveling, too many players trying to win the game on their own. I miss the Michael Jordan era. I really do.


You forgot that the players are all thugs nowadays. Bring back skill basketball, the kind Bill Laimbeer and Kevin McHale used to play!
 
2012-08-17 04:44:24 PM  

Mike_LowELL: IAmRight: b) next time, you can probably just not ask the guy who hasn't watched basketball in years to comment on basketball. Then no one has to read his idiotic opinion.

Wrong. I stopped watching basketball for a reason. Too many stars getting calls, too many players traveling, too many players trying to win the game on their own. I miss the Michael Jordan era. I really do.


First of all, I assume you mean "not getting calls".  And if thats the case, Michael Jordan invented not getting calls, for all intents and purposes.
 
 
2012-08-17 05:09:14 PM  
more like the short bus, amiright?
 
2012-08-17 05:10:11 PM  

downstairs: First of all, I assume you mean "not getting calls". And if thats the case, Michael Jordan invented not getting calls, for all intents and purposes.


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i don't get it
 
2012-08-17 05:10:29 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Wrong. I stopped watching basketball for a reason. Too many stars getting calls, too many players traveling, too many players trying to win the game on their own. I miss the Michael Jordan era. I really do.


Indeed. That's why I find college basketball far superior. For one, they really care, unlike those overpaid NBA stars. Steve Wojciechowski is the greatest basketball player I have ever seen. Micheal Jordan or Kobe Bryant dropping 40+ against a variety of complex defensive sets and rotations doesn't scare anyone. Wojciechowski however randomly deciding to employ a half-assed full court press when Duke is already up 30 points against St Mary's Prep with 3 minutes to go while slapping his palms against the floor is the pinnacle of intimidation and warrior spirit.
 
2012-08-17 05:34:10 PM  

downstairs: Mike_LowELL: IAmRight: b) next time, you can probably just not ask the guy who hasn't watched basketball in years to comment on basketball. Then no one has to read his idiotic opinion.

Wrong. I stopped watching basketball for a reason. Too many stars getting calls, too many players traveling, too many players trying to win the game on their own. I miss the Michael Jordan era. I really do.

First of all, I assume you mean "not getting calls".  And if thats the case, Michael Jordan invented not getting calls, for all intents and purposes.


I dunno.. Reggie Miller and MJ kind of did that at the same time.

And Shaq had the "not getting calls" the other way around.
 
2012-08-17 06:05:15 PM  

Killer Cars: Mike_LowELL: Wrong. I stopped watching basketball for a reason. Too many stars getting calls, too many players traveling, too many players trying to win the game on their own. I miss the Michael Jordan era. I really do.

Indeed. That's why I find college basketball far superior. For one, they really care, unlike those overpaid NBA stars. Steve Wojciechowski is the greatest basketball player I have ever seen. Micheal Jordan or Kobe Bryant dropping 40+ against a variety of complex defensive sets and rotations doesn't scare anyone. Wojciechowski however randomly deciding to employ a half-assed full court press when Duke is already up 30 points against St Mary's Prep with 3 minutes to go while slapping his palms against the floor is the pinnacle of intimidation and warrior spirit.


Duke sucks but it's the same for me, college hoops > NBA. I hardly ever watch the NBA, I think the last time I watched a full game was when Kemp, Payton and Schrempf we're starters for the sonics. I live in Toronto though not much to cheer around these parts! If Toronto was better, I might watch more out of love for my city.

We get college hoops on T.V. from January until the end of March, I almost always catch the Saturday games.
 
2012-08-17 07:55:45 PM  
The last two flyover country NBA teams sold for $350 million. The Jacksonville Jaguars sold for $770 million. The Cleveland Browns sold for - pinky to mouth - one billion dollars. And if you think the NFL is overvalued, the San Diego Padres just sold for $800 million. The free market is speaking.

Now with that said, how many times does Carmelo Anthony have to shine when everything's peaches and turn into Scottie Pippen when the games gets real before everyone recognizes he's setting the platinum standard for front-running biatch?
 
2012-08-17 09:54:29 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: The last two flyover country NBA teams sold for $350 million. The Jacksonville Jaguars sold for $770 million. The Cleveland Browns sold for - pinky to mouth - one billion dollars. And if you think the NFL is overvalued, the San Diego Padres just sold for $800 million. The free market is speaking.

Now with that said, how many times does Carmelo Anthony have to shine when everything's peaches and turn into Scottie Pippen when the games gets real before everyone recognizes he's setting the platinum standard for front-running biatch?


That made me giggle, considering pro leagues have (1) rules keeping new teams from forming and (2) enormous barriers to entry.

/'free market': the term actually means something
 
2012-08-17 10:28:57 PM  

gameshowhost: That made me giggle, considering pro leagues have (1) rules keeping new teams from forming and (2) enormous barriers to entry.


OK, then explain how the Hornets and Grizzlies sold for less than half of what their MLB and NFL counterparts are going for.
 
2012-08-17 10:53:13 PM  
I'd say about 5-7 teams have a legit shot at the title next season.
/Hint: one of them is not the Raptors
 
2012-08-17 11:11:42 PM  
Basketball is incredible right now.

Imagine Internet/fark in the time of Jordan. We would all be tearing him down about gambling.

/
 
2012-08-18 12:08:19 AM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: gameshowhost: That made me giggle, considering pro leagues have (1) rules keeping new teams from forming and (2) enormous barriers to entry.

OK, then explain how the Hornets and Grizzlies sold for less than half of what their MLB and NFL counterparts are going for.


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