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(ESPN)   Not News: Miami Heat win. Sorta News: Against the San Antonio Spurs. Definitely News: Lebron James and Dwayne Wade didn't play. Holy Fark: NEITHER DID MARIO CHALMERS   (scores.espn.go.com ) divider line
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2013-04-01 09:56:14 AM  
I expect a million dollar fine and loss of draft picks for benching Chalmers.
 
2013-04-01 09:56:58 AM  
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2013-04-01 09:57:33 AM  
fail
 
2013-04-01 09:57:46 AM  
Chalmers obviously took possession of Bosh's body and unlocked his true potential, kind of like that time Emma Frost took possession of Bobby Drake and uses his powers in ways he never dreamed of.
 
2013-04-01 10:06:07 AM  
Should really read "DNP PAYBACK'S A BIATCH"
 
At least they actually traveled to San Antonio though.
 
2013-04-01 10:19:58 AM  

Trollin4Colon: I expect a million dollar fine and loss of draft picks for benching Chalmers.


This. But not Chalmers.
 
2013-04-01 10:22:21 AM  
Juwan Howard- DNP, old.
 
2013-04-01 10:23:06 AM  
Guess that takes away a bit of the credit the Spurs' backups got for keeping it close against the Miami starters.
 
2013-04-01 10:25:49 AM  
MARIO CHALMERS, SHOULD BE IN A LOCKED ROOM WITHOUT ACCESS TO BALLS OF ANY KIND!!!!
www.theartisticinsanity.com
 
2013-04-01 10:43:12 AM  
Stupid Spurs, why didn't they just follow the blueprint the Bulls laid out?

The one they laid out last week I mean. Not the one the Bulls used during the 20 point loss a couple weeks ago.

Ah well, I'm sure the rest of the NBA will follow it. I predict the Heat lose 0-4 to Milwaukee in the first round because the Bucks will definitely use the blueprint.
 
2013-04-01 10:45:54 AM  

js34603: Stupid Spurs, why didn't they just follow the blueprint the Bulls laid out?

The one they laid out last week I mean. Not the one the Bulls used during the 20 point loss a couple weeks ago.

Ah well, I'm sure the rest of the NBA will follow it. I predict the Heat lose 0-4 to Milwaukee in the first round because the Bucks will definitely use the blueprint.


The Heat were too clever - the blueprint only works against LeBron, Wade, and Chalmers. When you remove those guys, there's no blueprint to beat them. They're an unstoppable juggernaut, which is why you can expect that they'll just cut LeBron and Wade after the end of the season.
 
2013-04-01 10:53:11 AM  

This Looks Fun: Trollin4Colon: I expect a million dollar fine and loss of draft picks for benching Chalmers.

This. But not Chalmers.


Wrong.
 
2013-04-01 10:54:23 AM  
IAmRight:The Heat were too clever - the blueprint only works against LeBron, Wade, and Chalmers. When you remove those guys, there's no blueprint to beat them. They're an unstoppable juggernaut, which is why you can expect that they'll just cut LeBron and Wade after the end of the season.

Careful there, you might give Riley ideas.
 
2013-04-01 11:11:28 AM  
I don't have anything against the Heat, but the foul drew by Norris Cole in the final half minute was bogus, and it looked like Ray travelled in that final play.
 
2013-04-01 11:31:57 AM  
David Stern fine incoming.
 
Spurs did it because they had played 4 games in 5 days and were on the second half of a back to back. Miami did it because they're nothing but biatches. Karma will come back, and they will not win the championship now. And when they fail, they can look back at their pussy actions on this day and realize, "yeah we didn't deserve it"
 
2013-04-01 11:35:35 AM  

justtray: Spurs did it because they had played 4 games in 5 days and were on the second half of a back to back. Miami did it because they're nothing but biatches. Karma will come back, and they will not win the championship now. And when they fail, they can look back at their pussy actions on this day and realize, "yeah we didn't deserve it"

 
Both teams did it because keeping their stars healthy for the playoffs is more important than some game that's the difference between being the 1 seed and being the 1 seed.
 
And Stern fining a team for not trying to be competitive in a game they won would be hilarious, I hope he does it.
 
2013-04-01 11:36:59 AM  

you have pee hands: justtray: Spurs did it because they had played 4 games in 5 days and were on the second half of a back to back. Miami did it because they're nothing but biatches. Karma will come back, and they will not win the championship now. And when they fail, they can look back at their pussy actions on this day and realize, "yeah we didn't deserve it"
 
Both teams did it because keeping their stars healthy for the playoffs is more important than some game that's the difference between being the 1 seed and being the 1 seed.
 
And Stern fining a team for not trying to be competitive in a game they won would be hilarious, I hope he does it.


In the interest of consistency, doesn't he have to?
 
2013-04-01 11:39:30 AM  

LL316: you have pee hands: justtray: Spurs did it because they had played 4 games in 5 days and were on the second half of a back to back. Miami did it because they're nothing but biatches. Karma will come back, and they will not win the championship now. And when they fail, they can look back at their pussy actions on this day and realize, "yeah we didn't deserve it"
 
Both teams did it because keeping their stars healthy for the playoffs is more important than some game that's the difference between being the 1 seed and being the 1 seed.
 
And Stern fining a team for not trying to be competitive in a game they won would be hilarious, I hope he does it.

In the interest of consistency, doesn't he have to?


Why? The Heat players were listed as injured, which is seemingly a-okay
 
2013-04-01 11:42:09 AM  

justtray: David Stern fine incoming.
 
Spurs did it because they had played 4 games in 5 days and were on the second half of a back to back. Miami did it because they're nothing but biatches. Karma will come back, and they will not win the championship now. And when they fail, they can look back at their pussy actions on this day and realize, "yeah we didn't deserve it"


Differences between the two events:
 
1) the first game was set to be played on a network that the league has a huge deal with. Sponsors/broadcast partners are always more important to make happy than your own selves (NBA TV)
2) the players were on hand and the Heat reported injuries, which is the acceptable practice. If they'd sent everyone else home early and just said "eh, we wanted to give 'em a rest," then they'd be in trouble.
3) the Heat didn't do it as a "f*ck you" to the league (maybe it was to the Spurs) - when you get in a dick-waving competition with someone on a level higher up than you, you're the one that gets pissed on.
 
2013-04-01 11:44:04 AM  

LL316: you have pee hands: justtray: Spurs did it because they had played 4 games in 5 days and were on the second half of a back to back. Miami did it because they're nothing but biatches. Karma will come back, and they will not win the championship now. And when they fail, they can look back at their pussy actions on this day and realize, "yeah we didn't deserve it"
 
Both teams did it because keeping their stars healthy for the playoffs is more important than some game that's the difference between being the 1 seed and being the 1 seed.
 
And Stern fining a team for not trying to be competitive in a game they won would be hilarious, I hope he does it.

In the interest of consistency, doesn't he have to?

 
Does Stern have a history of consistency that I don't know about?
 
2013-04-01 11:44:41 AM  

LL316: In the interest of consistency, doesn't he have to?


Maybe.  It does show that fining teams for making strategic decisions is retarded.  I think Popovich really gets under Stern's skin more than anybody besides Cuban though.
 
2013-04-01 12:08:39 PM  
As a fan who has a tough time following the NBA I really hope the nba looks at this and does something about the schedule. Fewer back to backs, fewer games, starting the season earlier etc, but it is a bit of an epidemic.
 
2013-04-01 12:23:57 PM  

you have pee hands: justtray: Spurs did it because they had played 4 games in 5 days and were on the second half of a back to back. Miami did it because they're nothing but biatches. Karma will come back, and they will not win the championship now. And when they fail, they can look back at their pussy actions on this day and realize, "yeah we didn't deserve it"
 
Both teams did it because keeping their stars healthy for the playoffs is more important than some game that's the difference between being the 1 seed and being the 1 seed.
 
And Stern fining a team for not trying to be competitive in a game they won would be hilarious, I hope he does it.


Not sure if serious. The Spurs almost won the game in Miami and they rested more key guys. And no, they weren't resting them for the #1 seed. This was months ago. Do try to keep up.

And since I can tell you are blissfully unaware of the situation a few months ago, Stern DID fine the Spurs for doing it.
 
2013-04-01 12:25:18 PM  

farbekrieg: Fewer back to backs, fewer games, starting the season earlier etc, but it is a bit of an epidemic.


The only thing egregiously stupid is that they have these streches where teams play 4 games in 4-6 days, then play 2 games in 8 days. Just make it so that every team plays every 2 or 3 days. Not more, or less. I guarantee it can be mathematically done.
 
2013-04-01 12:33:02 PM  
Norris Cole had a clutch loss of balance and fall
 
2013-04-01 12:38:46 PM  

justtray: farbekrieg: Fewer back to backs, fewer games, starting the season earlier etc, but it is a bit of an epidemic.

The only thing egregiously stupid is that they have these streches where teams play 4 games in 4-6 days, then play 2 games in 8 days. Just make it so that every team plays every 2 or 3 days. Not more, or less. I guarantee it can be mathematically done.


But the NBA wants to schedule marquee teams on big days, so they make the most retarded farking schedules. Not a Nugget fan but their start of the season was pretty silly 27 of their first 39 games were on the road (or some such number).

I know realistically all they can do is start the season sooner and do a bit of a better job with the scheduling, because the owners arent going to reduce the number of games and therefore money, but it feels like 1/4 to 1/3 of the games in the nba season are meaningless.
 
2013-04-01 01:02:36 PM  

justtray: Not sure if serious. The Spurs almost won the game in Miami and they rested more key guys. And no, they weren't resting them for the #1 seed. This was months ago. Do try to keep up.

And since I can tell you are blissfully unaware of the situation a few months ago, Stern DID fine the Spurs for doing it.


The Spurs were playing the strategic game of keeping their guys healthy over going for a regular season win and the loss ended up making no difference because they're the #1 seed anyway (though I'll concede it COULD drop them behind OKC but they certainly won't end up lower than #2).  Miami is doing the same thing.  Karma is not involved.  It is not a biatch move on either team's part.  I know the Spurs were fined for resting everybody, I didn't bother saying it because it's an implied part of the conversation. Winning is different than losing close.  Anything else?
 
2013-04-01 01:12:04 PM  

farbekrieg: I know realistically all they can do is start the season sooner and do a bit of a better job with the scheduling, because the owners arent going to reduce the number of games and therefore money, but it feels like 1/4 to 1/3 of the games in the nba season are meaningless.


Short of cutting the number of teams in the playoffs I don't know what they could do to make the regular season mean more.  There have been a few outlier years where it actually took close to 50 wins to make the playoffs but most years good teams can dick around for half the season and it hardly matters.
 
2013-04-01 01:14:20 PM  

you have pee hands: justtray: Not sure if serious. The Spurs almost won the game in Miami and they rested more key guys. And no, they weren't resting them for the #1 seed. This was months ago. Do try to keep up.

And since I can tell you are blissfully unaware of the situation a few months ago, Stern DID fine the Spurs for doing it.

The Spurs were playing the strategic game of keeping their guys healthy over going for a regular season win and the loss ended up making no difference because they're the #1 seed anyway (though I'll concede it COULD drop them behind OKC but they certainly won't end up lower than #2).  Miami is doing the same thing.  Karma is not involved.  It is not a biatch move on either team's part.  I know the Spurs were fined for resting everybody, I didn't bother saying it because it's an implied part of the conversation. Winning is different than losing close.  Anything else?


No, nothing more. You're clearly a delusional Heat fan who will use any backwards justification to support a classless move.
 
2013-04-01 01:27:09 PM  

farbekrieg: But the NBA wants to schedule marquee teams on big days, so they make the most retarded farking schedules. Not a Nugget fan but their start of the season was pretty silly 27 of their first 39 games were on the road (or some such number).


Unlike, say, baseball or football, they also are often tenant organizations, so many of them have to work arena availability into account. They want to have good matchups on the days where they have national coverage. They have to make sure both teams have availability on certain days.

All in all, it's a pretty good schedule. You should have ebbs and flows throughout the season - it's good to have times where you can gear up for a group of games and times where you can maybe grab a little bit of extra rest.

Every team has a span or two that they don't like during the season. That's how it works when you have 82 games.

you have pee hands: Short of cutting the number of teams in the playoffs I don't know what they could do to make the regular season mean more.  There have been a few outlier years where it actually took close to 50 wins to make the playoffs but most years good teams can dick around for half the season and it hardly matters.


Well, home court is actually significant in the NBA, and the 82 games exist so that the business can stay afloat. That way teams have guaranteed numbers of home dates, sponsors get their guaranteed amount of airtime, etc. Cutting back on the schedule takes money out of everyone's pockets, and rather than the regular season being where you break even/make a little money and the playoffs being free cash, you'd get to the point where you have to make the Finals just to break even, and it ruins the business. The regular season is supposed to be your league's meat and potatoes financially; the postseason is supposed to be gravy.

And this idea of "games that don't matter" exists in every sport. Every sport has games that don't matter (you could make the case that virtually all NFL games matter, but the scarcity of NFL games is ridiculous and no one should aspire to that).
 
2013-04-01 01:34:12 PM  

justtray: David Stern fine incoming.
 
Spurs did it because they had played 4 games in 5 days and were on the second half of a back to back. Miami did it because they're nothing but biatches. Karma will come back, and they will not win the championship now. And when they fail, they can look back at their pussy actions on this day and realize, "yeah we didn't deserve it"


At least there BETTER be a fine. This double standard thing Stern pulls is absolute garbage.
 
2013-04-01 02:08:39 PM  

scotty3281: At least there BETTER be a fine. This double standard thing Stern pulls is absolute garbage.


Even though there were clearly several differences, which were the reason for the fine, the retards that populate message boards and many who cover sports will continue to beat this dead horse.
 
2013-04-01 03:10:29 PM  

IAmRight: scotty3281: At least there BETTER be a fine. This double standard thing Stern pulls is absolute garbage.

Even though there were clearly several differences, which were the reason for the fine, the retards that populate message boards and many who cover sports will continue to beat this dead horse.


You never know when it might get up. Have to keep beating it.
 
2013-04-01 03:11:04 PM  

justtray: you have pee hands: justtray: Not sure if serious. The Spurs almost won the game in Miami and they rested more key guys. And no, they weren't resting them for the #1 seed. This was months ago. Do try to keep up.

And since I can tell you are blissfully unaware of the situation a few months ago, Stern DID fine the Spurs for doing it.

The Spurs were playing the strategic game of keeping their guys healthy over going for a regular season win and the loss ended up making no difference because they're the #1 seed anyway (though I'll concede it COULD drop them behind OKC but they certainly won't end up lower than #2).  Miami is doing the same thing.  Karma is not involved.  It is not a biatch move on either team's part.  I know the Spurs were fined for resting everybody, I didn't bother saying it because it's an implied part of the conversation. Winning is different than losing close.  Anything else?

No, nothing more. You're clearly a delusional Heat fan who will use any backwards justification to support a classless move.


You're clearly delusional.
 
2013-04-01 11:45:30 PM  

farbekrieg: justtray: farbekrieg: Fewer back to backs, fewer games, starting the season earlier etc, but it is a bit of an epidemic.

The only thing egregiously stupid is that they have these streches where teams play 4 games in 4-6 days, then play 2 games in 8 days. Just make it so that every team plays every 2 or 3 days. Not more, or less. I guarantee it can be mathematically done.

But the NBA wants to schedule marquee teams on big days, so they make the most retarded farking schedules. Not a Nugget fan but their start of the season was pretty silly 27 of their first 39 games were on the road (or some such number).

I know realistically all they can do is start the season sooner and do a bit of a better job with the scheduling, because the owners arent going to reduce the number of games and therefore money, but it feels like 1/4 to 1/3 of the games in the nba season are meaningless.


Which is why the 66 game season last year was so successful. And never to be done again.
 
2013-04-02 03:48:08 AM  
I like that basketball and hockey have long seasons, it gives you plenty of games to watch casually and if you have a local team you have 41+ chances to go to a game.
 
2013-04-02 04:39:31 AM  
Subby seems to be implying that Mario Chamlers has to be on the court in order for him to win the game.
 
2013-04-02 12:40:18 PM  

js34603: justtray: you have pee hands: justtray: Not sure if serious. The Spurs almost won the game in Miami and they rested more key guys. And no, they weren't resting them for the #1 seed. This was months ago. Do try to keep up.

And since I can tell you are blissfully unaware of the situation a few months ago, Stern DID fine the Spurs for doing it.

The Spurs were playing the strategic game of keeping their guys healthy over going for a regular season win and the loss ended up making no difference because they're the #1 seed anyway (though I'll concede it COULD drop them behind OKC but they certainly won't end up lower than #2).  Miami is doing the same thing.  Karma is not involved.  It is not a biatch move on either team's part.  I know the Spurs were fined for resting everybody, I didn't bother saying it because it's an implied part of the conversation. Winning is different than losing close.  Anything else?

No, nothing more. You're clearly a delusional Heat fan who will use any backwards justification to support a classless move.

You're clearly delusional.


I'm going to just assume that justtray is pissed off because his team couldn't beat the second string Heat.
 
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