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(NBA)   San Antonio can finish the Western Conference finals by beating Memphis tonight, surprising people who didn't realize that the Heat/Pacers series isn't the NBA Finals. Game 4 in Memphis, 9PM ET   (nba.com) divider line 123
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2013-05-27 05:01:14 PM  
I've stated all playoffs that the Spurs are the only ones who could beat Miami and that's if this is Pop and Duncan's all-in last ride. Even then, they'll be lucky to win in 6 and most likely Heat still dominate.

The Spurs need to make one big move...there is but one man who can stop LeBron James. He's LeBron's kyrptonite.

First he did LBJ's mom
Then he did his baby mama.
Maybe now, he could dryhump LBJ all game.

solecollector.com
 
2013-05-27 06:07:16 PM  

TheManofPA: I've stated all playoffs that the Spurs are the only ones who could beat Miami and that's if this is Pop and Duncan's all-in last ride. Even then, they'll be lucky to win in 6 and most likely Heat still dominate.

The Spurs need to make one big move...there is but one man who can stop LeBron James. He's LeBron's kyrptonite.

First he did LBJ's mom
Then he did his baby mama.
Maybe now, he could dryhump LBJ all game.

[solecollector.com image 850x566]


+1
 
2013-05-27 08:46:56 PM  
Would love a spurs heat final, spurs pacers would be great too but me and only a handful of non locals would probably watch it and the nba would shiat itself
 
2013-05-27 08:51:44 PM  
So, if the Spurs get it done...can we start talking about the all-time greatness of Tim Duncan? Or is he still too boring...
 
2013-05-27 09:03:44 PM  
Spurs are too old, and their brand of basketball can't compete with the modern pick-and-roll game.
 
2013-05-27 09:15:48 PM  

Gonz: Spurs are too old, and their brand of basketball can't compete with the modern pick-and-roll game.


Lol.
 
2013-05-27 09:16:12 PM  
/ GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
 
2013-05-27 09:17:20 PM  
[duncan-facializing-gasol.gif]

/ didn't preview
 
2013-05-27 09:17:52 PM  
I wish Gasol were more swarthy-looking.
 
2013-05-27 09:20:20 PM  
WillofJ2:

Would love a spurs heat final

www.nationalradio.com

"Starting at guard, for your Miami Heat ....
DAVIDDDDDD STERRRRNNNN"
 
2013-05-27 09:20:50 PM  
They actually made a movie where Johnny Depp wears a bird on his head the whole time?
 
2013-05-27 09:25:08 PM  

veedeevadeevoodee: WillofJ2:

Would love a spurs heat final

[www.nationalradio.com image 200x253]

"Starting at guard, for your Miami Heat ....
DAVIDDDDDD STERRRRNNNN"


other option Memphis heat or Memphis pacers?
 
2013-05-27 09:25:45 PM  
Joey Crawford wouldn't have called that on Conley.
 
2013-05-27 09:26:23 PM  
Randolph gets an incredible amount of calls for all the contact he generates him and david west
 
2013-05-27 09:26:45 PM  
You know what? I would watch a Memphis-Indiana consolation series.
 
2013-05-27 09:28:11 PM  

JerseyTim: You know what? I would watch a Memphis-Indiana consolation series.


if they made it no blood no foul
 
2013-05-27 09:32:08 PM  
We're watching one of the last runs for one of the great trios in NBA history.  Just want to mention that with that wicked between-the-legs pass by Ginobili.
 
2013-05-27 09:33:00 PM  
Holy fark. the arena is playing Deltron 3030. +1 for Memphis!
 
2013-05-27 09:41:32 PM  
Since they're flying home tonight, I just wanted to tell the Memphis Grizzlies that the fine bait and tackle establishments in the Memphis area are sure to open early.

/unless they prefer an early tee time
//aw heck boys, go ahead and sleep in
 
2013-05-27 09:45:29 PM  
Because San Antonio owning the better regular season mark over the Pacers and having the season sweep was not enough of a clue.
 
2013-05-27 09:50:54 PM  
Randolph holds and pushes on almost every play, how do they determine which they call him for fouls on is beyond me,
 
2013-05-27 09:52:32 PM  

mrjared: So, if the Spurs get it done...can we start talking about the all-time greatness of Tim Duncan? Or is he still too boring...


Sports guy has a very good writeup on him in the Book of Basketball; if they make the finals and lose, he probably stays where he is, maybe moves one spot for another good year. If he wins, beats up LBJ's team (as he is older and LBJ is in his absolute prime) and then rides off into the sunset, he moves up some more. Mind you, it is hard when you are considered possibly the best PF of all-time so now it just becomes what number overall.
 
2013-05-27 10:03:43 PM  
pbs.twimg.comwww.memphisrap.com
Memphis may win the dancer competition
 
2013-05-27 10:05:37 PM  

TheManofPA: mrjared: So, if the Spurs get it done...can we start talking about the all-time greatness of Tim Duncan? Or is he still too boring...

Sports guy has a very good writeup on him in the Book of Basketball; if they make the finals and lose, he probably stays where he is, maybe moves one spot for another good year. If he wins, beats up LBJ's team (as he is older and LBJ is in his absolute prime) and then rides off into the sunset, he moves up some more. Mind you, it is hard when you are considered possibly the best PF of all-time so now it just becomes what number overall.


Moves up some what?  Moves down on what?

Besides, Duncan nothing, with Parker-Ginobili-Duncan we are looking at one of the very top trios in NBA history, maybe among top 3.
 
2013-05-27 10:20:55 PM  

WillofJ2: JerseyTim: You know what? I would watch a Memphis-Indiana consolation series.

if they made it no blood no foul


YESSSSSSS
 
2013-05-27 10:22:01 PM  

WillofJ2: Would love a spurs heat final, spurs pacers would be great too but me and only a handful of non locals would probably watch it and the nba would shiat itself


They really would. Ratings nightmare.
 
2013-05-27 10:27:07 PM  

mrjared: So, if the Spurs get it done...can we start talking about the all-time greatness of Tim Duncan? Or is he still too boring...


I don't think there's anybody that says he isn't any good. He's measured, and precise, and fundamentally sound. But watchable? Oh, hahaha no
 
2013-05-27 10:44:27 PM  
I remember being at a Sacramento Kings' game in about 2003, when the Kings were really good. And I remember watching the Kings and thinking "I hope they don't see these guys in the Playoffs, because the Kings can't beat 'em."

And those guys were Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli.
 
2013-05-27 10:47:57 PM  
Nice flop by the Grizzlies there.
 
2013-05-27 10:52:48 PM  

parazen: I remember being at a Sacramento Kings' game in about 2003, when the Kings were really good. And I remember watching the Kings and thinking "I hope they don't see these guys in the Playoffs, because the Kings can't beat 'em."

And those guys were Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli.


I gotta say, they may be the oldest team in the playoffs, but damn if I can tell by watching them.
 
2013-05-27 10:54:31 PM  
if you are an amphibious player like Mike Conley, I just wonder if there is even a millisecond of delay in the brain of which hand to shoot with
 
2013-05-27 10:55:10 PM  
Wow, Grizzlies flopping their way back into it.
 
2013-05-27 10:56:10 PM  

WillofJ2: if you are an amphibious player like Mike Conley, I just wonder if there is even a millisecond of delay in the brain of which hand to shoot with


Probably whichever hand is above the water
 
2013-05-27 10:57:00 PM  

catzies: Since they're flying home tonight, I just wanted to tell the Memphis Grizzlies that the fine bait and tackle establishments in the Memphis area are sure to open early.

/unless they prefer an early tee time
//aw heck boys, go ahead and sleep in


Maths is hard. Lost track of my games. Thought they were in San Antonio tonight.
 
2013-05-27 10:57:21 PM  
Seriously, that was as much of a flagrant as the one Ginobli was called for.
 
2013-05-27 10:57:44 PM  

SmackLT: parazen: I remember being at a Sacramento Kings' game in about 2003, when the Kings were really good. And I remember watching the Kings and thinking "I hope they don't see these guys in the Playoffs, because the Kings can't beat 'em."

And those guys were Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli.

I gotta say, they may be the oldest team in the playoffs, but damn if I can tell by watching them.


I thought the Knicks were the oldest team in the playoffs...maybe you meant oldest teams STILL in the playoffs?
 
2013-05-27 10:58:39 PM  
Wow, that was an absurd foul call given the hold on the last drive down court on the rebound attempt.
 
2013-05-27 10:59:54 PM  
I didn't realize the Knicks were older, but I'll take the mulligan
 
2013-05-27 10:59:59 PM  

SmackLT: parazen: I remember being at a Sacramento Kings' game in about 2003, when the Kings were really good. And I remember watching the Kings and thinking "I hope they don't see these guys in the Playoffs, because the Kings can't beat 'em."

And those guys were Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli.

I gotta say, they may be the oldest team in the playoffs, but damn if I can tell by watching them.


Well, Parker is in his prime, and he's the most active player in a literal sense.  Manu and Duncan are the only guys who are really old, but their minutes are managed to an extreme.  The rest, with the exception of Diaw, are really pretty young.  They've done a fantastic job of getting young, talented role players (Green, Leonard, Splitter, Joseph) they've developed very well.
 
2013-05-27 11:00:27 PM  

Unfreakable: WillofJ2: if you are an amphibious player like Mike Conley, I just wonder if there is even a millisecond of delay in the brain of which hand to shoot with

Probably whichever hand is above the water


You obviously don't use the same dictionary as charles shackleford
 
2013-05-27 11:02:10 PM  
Had no idea memphis was such a flopping team
 
2013-05-27 11:02:53 PM  
Randolph with the bricks.
 
2013-05-27 11:05:04 PM  

mrjared: So, if the Spurs get it done...can we start talking about the all-time greatness of Tim Duncan? Or is he still too boring...


So is him being considered a top 2 PF (if not best ever) of all time not enough for you?
 
2013-05-27 11:05:48 PM  
Did someone turn the AI assist on?
 
2013-05-27 11:07:30 PM  

JerseyTim: Holy fark. the arena is playing Deltron 3030. +1 for Memphis!


Dude, they were playing an MF DOOM beat the other day. Whoever does the music for Memphis is one of my new heroes.
 
2013-05-27 11:08:34 PM  
Refs inserting themselves into this game a little bit.
 
2013-05-27 11:09:10 PM  
But Zach has been awful from the line.
 
2013-05-27 11:10:39 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Refs inserting themselves into this game a little bit.


Yeah I hate watching Zach randolph games there is no consistency at all at how he is officiated
 
2013-05-27 11:12:09 PM  

SmackLT: I didn't realize the Knicks were older, but I'll take the mulligan


Yup, average age for Spurs = 28.2 while the average age for Knicks is 31.1.
 
2013-05-27 11:14:15 PM  

mrjared: SmackLT: I didn't realize the Knicks were older, but I'll take the mulligan

Yup, average age for Spurs = 28.2 while the average age for Knicks is 31.1.


Knicks had that old group of Jason kidd marcus campy kurt thomas Sheed and kenyon martin and the italian guy
 
2013-05-27 11:19:17 PM  
Was really hoping for some Dajuan blair and Tmac playing time
 
2013-05-27 11:19:51 PM  

TheJoe03: mrjared: So, if the Spurs get it done...can we start talking about the all-time greatness of Tim Duncan? Or is he still too boring...

So is him being considered a top 2 PF (if not best ever) of all time not enough for you?


That is probably where I would put him as well...I'm just wondering though, considered by whom? The only players I hear talk about are Kobe, LeBron, and Durrant. The fact that a player of this caliber is on the cusp of competing for his 5th championship - we should be hearing Jordan level comparisons. Maybe they are out there and I just haven't heard it.
 
2013-05-27 11:20:56 PM  

WillofJ2: Unfreakable: WillofJ2: if you are an amphibious player like Mike Conley, I just wonder if there is even a millisecond of delay in the brain of which hand to shoot with

Probably whichever hand is above the water

You obviously don't use the same dictionary as charles shackleford


Actually, I chalked it up as an autocorrect
 
2013-05-27 11:23:17 PM  

mrjared: I'm just wondering though, considered by whom? The only players I hear talk about are Kobe, LeBron, and Durrant.


Well none of those guys are PFs, and it's always silly to compare positions. Jordan and LeBron only works because Jordan could play the 3 and they are both the best all around players in the league has ever seen (well them, Oscar Robertson, and Magic Johnson). Duncan is best compared to the big men in the league and he's top 5 if that's the comparison. I say this as a Mavs fan that has no desire to give him credit. Oh and by whom? I'd say by anyone that actually loves the game of hoops. His so-called boring style of play prevents him from getting hype but the true fans know his greatness.
 
2013-05-27 11:25:23 PM  
You are right though, his style of play prevents him from being compared to guys like Jordan. That said, how many power forwards ever get that much hype? Maybe Barkley and Rodman, perhaps Dirk, but everyone knows Duncan is better than those guys.
 
2013-05-27 11:26:47 PM  

Unfreakable: WillofJ2: Unfreakable: WillofJ2: if you are an amphibious player like Mike Conley, I just wonder if there is even a millisecond of delay in the brain of which hand to shoot with

Probably whichever hand is above the water

You obviously don't use the same dictionary as charles shackleford

Actually, I chalked it up as an autocorrect


One of my favorite quotes of all time, didnt know who the guy was ran into him in a bar and he was drunk high and/or crazy someone told me to look him up and spent the rest of the night laughing at while not looking directly at him, really big guy
 
2013-05-27 11:26:50 PM  

mrjared: TheJoe03: mrjared: So, if the Spurs get it done...can we start talking about the all-time greatness of Tim Duncan? Or is he still too boring...

So is him being considered a top 2 PF (if not best ever) of all time not enough for you?

That is probably where I would put him as well...I'm just wondering though, considered by whom? The only players I hear talk about are Kobe, LeBron, and Durrant. The fact that a player of this caliber is on the cusp of competing for his 5th championship - we should be hearing Jordan level comparisons. Maybe they are out there and I just haven't heard it.


It's why I mentioned SG earlier. He has Duncan at 7 as the best PF of all time and ahead of Kobe. He's behind Wilt, Larry, Magic, Karrem, Russell, and Jordan. One more title might put him beyond Wilt, but damn if that isn't some great company if he can't get higher. Kobe needs probably 2 titles to pass him, if not, the only one playing right now on pace to get near him is LBJ who would take a hit if he loses to past his prime Duncan (i.e. LBJ would need like 7 titles to get over the Cleveland fails and 2 finals fails with a superteam)
 
2013-05-27 11:27:26 PM  

TheJoe03: mrjared: I'm just wondering though, considered by whom? The only players I hear talk about are Kobe, LeBron, and Durrant.

Well none of those guys are PFs, and it's always silly to compare positions. Jordan and LeBron only works because Jordan could play the 3 and they are both the best all around players in the league has ever seen (well them, Oscar Robertson, and Magic Johnson). Duncan is best compared to the big men in the league and he's top 5 if that's the comparison. I say this as a Mavs fan that has no desire to give him credit. Oh and by whom? I'd say by anyone that actually loves the game of hoops. His so-called boring style of play prevents him from getting hype but the true fans know his greatness.


Plus he's not in one of the big-media cities, NYC,LA, Chicago, etc.
 
2013-05-27 11:28:00 PM  
Parker probably just had to piss
 
2013-05-27 11:29:35 PM  
Wow, of anyone on the Grizzlies, Bayless is NOT the one to biatch about on defense in this game. Holy shiat. That coach was out of line.
 
2013-05-27 11:30:45 PM  
the heck is going on with all the ball kicking
 
2013-05-27 11:30:46 PM  
Memphis is clearly at least a year away from being a true threat, too many silly mistakes.
 
2013-05-27 11:31:15 PM  
Duncan isn't considered as well as he should be (and he's one of the best players of all time, hands down) because of a number of reasons.  He has never been a tremendous scorer, he (and his team) shuns the spotlight.  He has actively relinquished being 'the man' to his point guard.  His play is very much below the rim and is pretty cerebral, or at least too much so, for most viewers.  For large part his team was known for wickedly good defense instead of offense, although that is no longer the case.  ESPN hates him.  David Stern especially hates his franchise.
 
2013-05-27 11:31:39 PM  
I remember liking tony allen as a player when he was with boston, pretty sure he really is annoying now
 
2013-05-27 11:32:20 PM  

TheJoe03: Memphis is clearly at least a year away from being a true threat, too many silly mistakes.


They badly - badly, badly, badly - need perimeter shooters.
 
2013-05-27 11:32:36 PM  
Samsung commercials are becoming what i hated about iphone commercials
 
2013-05-27 11:33:43 PM  

SmackLT: mrjared: So, if the Spurs get it done...can we start talking about the all-time greatness of Tim Duncan? Or is he still too boring...

I don't think there's anybody that says he isn't any good. He's measured, and precise, and fundamentally sound. But watchable? Oh, hahaha no


The other night when the question was asked by Lionel Hollins, "How is the oldest guy on the court beating us back down court to score?", the only answer I could come up with was: The Big Fundamental.

/Exciting to watch? no
//A winner? Oh hells yea
 
2013-05-27 11:34:44 PM  
really wish duncan would drive when they leave him open at the perimeter or at least step in
 
2013-05-27 11:35:27 PM  
bad call and appropriate duncan face
 
2013-05-27 11:35:41 PM  

karmaceutical: the heck is going on with all the ball kicking


Maybe with all the flopping, the players got confused about the sport.
 
2013-05-27 11:35:47 PM  

WillofJ2: really wish duncan would drive when they leave him open at the perimeter or at least step in


Yeah, these speculative jumpers won't finish this out.
 
2013-05-27 11:36:11 PM  
I smell comeback.
 
2013-05-27 11:36:35 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Duncan isn't considered as well as he should be (and he's one of the best players of all time, hands down) because of a number of reasons.  He has never been a tremendous scorer, he (and his team) shuns the spotlight.  He has actively relinquished being 'the man' to his point guard.  His play is very much below the rim and is pretty cerebral, or at least too much so, for most viewers.  For large part his team was known for wickedly good defense instead of offense, although that is no longer the case.  ESPN hates him.  David Stern especially hates his franchise.


You can't talk about Stern hating on a franchise unless you mention the city of Seattle. Seriously.

/butthurt Seattleite
 
2013-05-27 11:37:39 PM  
again, no one defending the rim...
 
2013-05-27 11:38:26 PM  
spurs under popo always seem to let teams comeback on them for as long as i can remember
 
2013-05-27 11:38:47 PM  

my lip balm addiction: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Duncan isn't considered as well as he should be (and he's one of the best players of all time, hands down) because of a number of reasons.  He has never been a tremendous scorer, he (and his team) shuns the spotlight.  He has actively relinquished being 'the man' to his point guard.  His play is very much below the rim and is pretty cerebral, or at least too much so, for most viewers.  For large part his team was known for wickedly good defense instead of offense, although that is no longer the case.  ESPN hates him.  David Stern especially hates his franchise.

You can't talk about Stern hating on a franchise unless you mention the city of Seattle. Seriously.

/butthurt Seattleite


David Stern sucks in so many different ways.  Don't get me started.
 
2013-05-27 11:40:04 PM  

my lip balm addiction: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Duncan isn't considered as well as he should be (and he's one of the best players of all time, hands down) because of a number of reasons.  He has never been a tremendous scorer, he (and his team) shuns the spotlight.  He has actively relinquished being 'the man' to his point guard.  His play is very much below the rim and is pretty cerebral, or at least too much so, for most viewers.  For large part his team was known for wickedly good defense instead of offense, although that is no longer the case.  ESPN hates him.  David Stern especially hates his franchise.

You can't talk about Stern hating on a franchise unless you mention the city of Seattle. Seriously.

/butthurt Seattleite


What did you think about the odd draft picks for years, I always thought with allen and barry that should have had better teams but all those unproven big guys they kept taking I thought  they were destined for oden
 
2013-05-27 11:40:56 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: my lip balm addiction: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Duncan isn't considered as well as he should be (and he's one of the best players of all time, hands down) because of a number of reasons.  He has never been a tremendous scorer, he (and his team) shuns the spotlight.  He has actively relinquished being 'the man' to his point guard.  His play is very much below the rim and is pretty cerebral, or at least too much so, for most viewers.  For large part his team was known for wickedly good defense instead of offense, although that is no longer the case.  ESPN hates him.  David Stern especially hates his franchise.

You can't talk about Stern hating on a franchise unless you mention the city of Seattle. Seriously.

/butthurt Seattleite

David Stern sucks in so many different ways.  Don't get me started.


Oh please, start. I could listen to someone rip on that douchebag asshole for hours.
 
2013-05-27 11:40:59 PM  

WillofJ2: spurs under popo always seem to let teams comeback on them for as long as i can remember


Maybe that's his genius and we've never seen it. Let teams come all the way back so they aren't ask hungry and so they use up all their energy and tire out over the series.
 
2013-05-27 11:41:23 PM  
Well that's all she wrote. I expected a lot more out of Memphis (we all did) but much respect to SA, they did it again.
 
2013-05-27 11:42:24 PM  
my lip balm addiction:  Oh please, start. I could listen to someone rip on that douchebag asshole for hours.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-27 11:42:29 PM  

TheJoe03: Memphis is clearly at least a year away from being a true threat, too many silly mistakes.


That's what they say about the griz every year ever since they started making the playoffs. They are going to need some off-season moves as well as moving Tayshaun Prince. 

Frankly, I think Memphis has peaked. The west should be OKC again once Westbrook comes back but they will make it interesting.
 
2013-05-27 11:42:59 PM  
Spurs to the Finals
 
2013-05-27 11:43:32 PM  

WillofJ2: my lip balm addiction: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Duncan isn't considered as well as he should be (and he's one of the best players of all time, hands down) because of a number of reasons.  He has never been a tremendous scorer, he (and his team) shuns the spotlight.  He has actively relinquished being 'the man' to his point guard.  His play is very much below the rim and is pretty cerebral, or at least too much so, for most viewers.  For large part his team was known for wickedly good defense instead of offense, although that is no longer the case.  ESPN hates him.  David Stern especially hates his franchise.

You can't talk about Stern hating on a franchise unless you mention the city of Seattle. Seriously.

/butthurt Seattleite

What did you think about the odd draft picks for years, I always thought with allen and barry that should have had better teams but all those unproven big guys they kept taking I thought  they were destined for oden


I thought they made some horrendous decisions but getting Durant and then having the franchise stolen away was just a huge kick in the balls. The only reason no one went that year was because of farking Clay Bennett.

Tell you one thing - I never drink farking Starbucks coffee.
 
2013-05-27 11:43:46 PM  

TheJoe03: Well that's all she wrote. I expected a lot more out of Memphis (we all did) but much respect to SA, they did it again.


They kind of lucked into the WCFs, with a Clippers team in disarray and Westbrook going down.  But they have a lot to look forward to.  They have an absolutely atrocious offense on the perimeter that should be addressed, but the foundation is there.
 
2013-05-27 11:44:39 PM  
Ok Spurs, let this be the last ride and try to go 5 for 5.

dimemag.com

waits by the phone
 
2013-05-27 11:44:44 PM  
I dont think a single ESPN talking head picked the spurs let alone a sweep
 
2013-05-27 11:45:40 PM  
All done, nice knowin' ya, Memphis.
 
2013-05-27 11:47:21 PM  
http://www.nba.com/live1/  post game interviews, always fun
 
2013-05-27 11:47:26 PM  
It's an odd year - San Antonio only wins championships in odd years!
 
2013-05-27 11:48:15 PM  
And so the "LeBron's revenge against the Spurs' 07 Finals" narrative begins.
 
2013-05-27 11:49:04 PM  

Fallout Boy: And so the "LeBron's revenge against the Spurs' 07 Finals" narrative begins.


Where's your Boobie Gibson now?

Seriously, where's he now?
 
2013-05-27 11:49:46 PM  
memphis shot twice as many free throws, refs tried
 
2013-05-27 11:50:48 PM  
Odd, since the first title was in 99, Duncan could win a title in 3 different decades. Has any major player done that before?
 
2013-05-27 11:51:15 PM  

Fallout Boy: And so the "LeBron's revenge against the Spurs' 07 Finals" narrative begins.


I honestly think the spurs would have beaten them last year, really bad officiating durant and a man with a beard kept that from happening
 
2013-05-27 11:54:24 PM  

WillofJ2: Fallout Boy: And so the "LeBron's revenge against the Spurs' 07 Finals" narrative begins.


The George Hill revenge against the spurs for not paying him and trading him revenge thing just not as exciting
 
2013-05-27 11:56:39 PM  

WillofJ2: I dont think a single ESPN talking head picked the spurs let alone a sweep


Most of the writers had Spurs in 7.  No one had fewer than 6 games, though.

http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2013/matchup/_/teams/spurs-grizzlies
 
2013-05-28 12:02:54 AM  
Hope this heat series goes 7
 
2013-05-28 12:09:17 AM  
So why do the talking heads on ESPN keep asking how long Lionel Hollins will still be coaching Memphis? Why would they fire him? He has done that team good (despite shoving Bayless around tonight).
 
2013-05-28 12:13:00 AM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-05-28 12:28:11 AM  

my lip balm addiction: So why do the talking heads on ESPN keep asking how long Lionel Hollins will still be coaching Memphis? Why would they fire him? He has done that team good (despite shoving Bayless around tonight).


His contract runs out this year, basically making him a free agent coach, and from what I've heard, the Clippers are gunning pretty hard for him.
 
2013-05-28 12:30:56 AM  

TheManofPA: Odd, since the first title was in 99, Duncan could win a title in 3 different decades. Has any major player done that before?


Can't think of any off the top of my head. Kareem won in 71 and 88, though, so he might still hold the record for longest gap.
 
2013-05-28 12:31:41 AM  

my lip balm addiction: So why do the talking heads on ESPN keep asking how long Lionel Hollins will still be coaching Memphis? Why would they fire him? He has done that team good (despite shoving Bayless around tonight).


gotta have a story, honestly thought the pushed the dantoni did such a terrible job too far, given he had no training camp multiple injuries and made the 7th seed
 
2013-05-28 12:42:43 AM  

pjlawrence81: my lip balm addiction: So why do the talking heads on ESPN keep asking how long Lionel Hollins will still be coaching Memphis? Why would they fire him? He has done that team good (despite shoving Bayless around tonight).

His contract runs out this year, basically making him a free agent coach, and from what I've heard, the Clippers are gunning pretty hard for him.


OK that makes sense. It's not about what he did with Memphis, but about his contract and the fact that someone may overpay. Got it.
 
2013-05-28 12:47:36 AM  
2 dunks by same player for the first time ever in a WNBA game.

I'm just going to state that and let the tread do what it will
 
2013-05-28 12:54:21 AM  

TheManofPA: 2 dunks by same player for the first time ever in a WNBA game.

I'm just going to state that and let the tread do what it will


Yeah and it will be a top play I am sure, was it the manish lesbian chick from baylor?
 
2013-05-28 12:56:14 AM  

my lip balm addiction: pjlawrence81: my lip balm addiction: So why do the talking heads on ESPN keep asking how long Lionel Hollins will still be coaching Memphis? Why would they fire him? He has done that team good (despite shoving Bayless around tonight).

His contract runs out this year, basically making him a free agent coach, and from what I've heard, the Clippers are gunning pretty hard for him.

OK that makes sense. It's not about what he did with Memphis, but about his contract and the fact that someone may overpay. Got it.


I think Hollins has done a pretty good job. Memphis is rugged and plays with a great team concept. If they had a couple of above-average shooters (and Rudy Gay isn't one), they would be extremely dangerous.
 
2013-05-28 01:02:59 AM  
Call it unfair or sexist or what not but if they want me to watch the wnba they need more of the girls from notre damn and delaware that were high in the draft and they need to wear the australian womens basketball outfits


farm4.static.flickr.comimg.ibtimes.com
Fair or not in womens sports sex sells
 
2013-05-28 01:06:58 AM  
http://sexdrogabodiroga.blogspot.com/2011/02/approved.html  NS4W, that is lauren Jackson BTW she plays in the WNBA never noticed till the olympics
 
2013-05-28 01:11:31 AM  

TheManofPA: Odd, since the first title was in 99, Duncan could win a title in 3 different decades. Has any major player done that before?


That's a good bit of trivia. I looked a little through Wikipedia, and it's happened very rarely in any of the 4 major sports. Never in the NBA, a couple of the old-timer Yankees in MLB, & Patrick Roy in the NHL (again, those were just the ones I bothered to look up). I didn't really check for NFL players, since I figured, outside of QBs and kickers, no one really plays long enough to pull off that kind of feat. Would be cool to get a complete list of guys that have done it, though.
 
2013-05-28 02:05:30 AM  
I'll just start with Go Spurs Go so you know where I come from and really don't want to read the thread this late tonight.

A couple of thoughts/questions/whatever.

Timmy is the same age as Kobe but we never hear about how old Kobe is.
Pop should retire because?
Manu caught a freakin bat in his hands. But he has slowed down.

You know what, never mind. I've been proud to follow them since they came to San Antonio. The Spurs have been there, done that, won lost.

But they've always been a class act. Winning or losing and they will always be that. That speaks to the team, the coaches, the front office, owners and fans. And the State of Texas and City of San Antonio.

GO SPURS GO
 
2013-05-28 02:31:25 AM  

pjlawrence81: TheManofPA: Odd, since the first title was in 99, Duncan could win a title in 3 different decades. Has any major player done that before?

That's a good bit of trivia. I looked a little through Wikipedia, and it's happened very rarely in any of the 4 major sports. Never in the NBA, a couple of the old-timer Yankees in MLB, & Patrick Roy in the NHL (again, those were just the ones I bothered to look up). I didn't really check for NFL players, since I figured, outside of QBs and kickers, no one really plays long enough to pull off that kind of feat. Would be cool to get a complete list of guys that have done it, though.


I don't think anyone's done it in the NFL. Gene Upshaw, Jerry Rice and Bill Romanowski(?) all appeared in Super Bowls in three decades, but they each lost at least one of the three -- oddly all with the Raiduhs.
 
2013-05-28 03:12:33 AM  

Chigroe Please: Timmy is the same age as Kobe but we never hear about how old Kobe is.


Kobe is 34, Timmy is 37. That 3 year difference in basketball (and life) is significant.
 
2013-05-28 03:56:26 AM  

WillofJ2: http://sexdrogabodiroga.blogspot.com/2011/02/approved.html  NS4W, that is lauren Jackson BTW she plays in the WNBA never noticed till the olympics


nice.

Are they still "artistic" nudes if someone faps to them?
 
2013-05-28 04:01:26 AM  

Chigroe Please: I'll just start with Go Spurs Go so you know where I come from and really don't want to read the thread this late tonight.

A couple of thoughts/questions/whatever.

Timmy is the same age as Kobe but we never hear about how old Kobe is.
Pop should retire because?
Manu caught a freakin bat in his hands. But he has slowed down.

You know what, never mind. I've been proud to follow them since they came to San Antonio. The Spurs have been there, done that, won lost.

But they've always been a class act. Winning or losing and they will always be that. That speaks to the team, the coaches, the front office, owners and fans. And the State of Texas and City of San Antonio.

GO SPURS GO


lol The Spurs are classy but that has nothing to do with that backwards republican shiathole of a state.  In fact it's a great credit to them they are able to succeed despite that association.
 
2013-05-28 04:06:05 AM  

TheJoe03: Chigroe Please: Timmy is the same age as Kobe but we never hear about how old Kobe is.

Kobe is 34, Timmy is 37. That 3 year difference in basketball (and life) is significant.


Don't the people questioning whether Kobe can comeback from his Achilles injury because of his age count?
 
2013-05-28 08:30:07 AM  

TheManofPA: I've stated all playoffs that the Spurs are the only ones who could beat Miami and that's if this is Pop and Duncan's all-in last ride. Even then, they'll be lucky to win in 6 and most likely Heat still dominate.

The Spurs need to make one big move...there is but one man who can stop LeBron James. He's LeBron's kyrptonite.

First he did LBJ's mom
Then he did his baby mama.
Maybe now, he could dryhump LBJ all game.

[solecollector.com image 850x566]


Can a comment thread be done in 1?

'Cause damn, if it could, this one's it.
 
2013-05-28 08:46:53 AM  

WillofJ2: memphis shot twice as many free throws, refs tried


There was a series early in the 4th where on two trips down the floor Zach Randolph commited about 5 offensive fouls in less than a minute and didn't get whistled on a single one.

They were letting him run around like a bull.
 
2013-05-28 12:58:29 PM  

TheJoe03: Chigroe Please: Timmy is the same age as Kobe but we never hear about how old Kobe is.

Kobe is 34, Timmy is 37. That 3 year difference in basketball (and life) is significant.


There's plenty of talk about Kobe's age.

Anyway the three years age difference isn't really relevant. Kobe has about 4,000 more NBA minutes and about 80 more games, so his body has about the same years of wear when TD's college career is taken into account.

I read a pre-season piece on the top 5 PF's in the league and Tim Duncan didn't even make the cut. He's always been overlooked, even in this post season when he was beating Dwight Howard (ten years younger) downcourt regularly. He's the best PF ever by a lot, and if he wins another title is hands down the best player of his generation.
 
2013-05-28 01:40:00 PM  

Willas Tyrell: There's plenty of talk about Kobe's age.


Part of why Spurs fans are so annoying - they ignore the entire world and pretend like everyone's against them. No, it's just that no one likes you and your sanctimonious horsesh*t, Spurs fans. You were ahead of the curve in flopping, you got gifted a Finals appearance by the NBA (yet you still whine about how the NBA screws you over), you had tons of sh*t-eating dirty players who attempted to injure people...and you want to talk about how your team does it "the right way."

/Duncan is already the best player of his generation, and no one except Lakers fans really disputes that.
 
2013-05-28 01:51:01 PM  
Willas Tyrell:
. Kobe has about 4,000 more NBA minutes and about 80 more games, so his body has about the same years of wear when TD's college career is taken into account.


THREADJACK (I care not for the previous argument and it's details):

It is borderline silly to suggest that someone's "college career" equates year over year with the NBA.

If you're lucky you play 38 games, in the NBA you play 82.

The level of competition and threfore bodily wear and tear doesn;t compare as most of the worst teams in NBA history could beat the best NCAA Men's. I am sure we could debate a few special teams on either side. In prinicipal though, the NCAA's best could not beat the NBA's worst.

Not the same. Not even close.
 
2013-05-28 02:29:08 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Willas Tyrell:
. Kobe has about 4,000 more NBA minutes and about 80 more games, so his body has about the same years of wear when TD's college career is taken into account.


THREADJACK (I care not for the previous argument and it's details):

It is borderline silly to suggest that someone's "college career" equates year over year with the NBA.

If you're lucky you play 38 games, in the NBA you play 82.

The level of competition and threfore bodily wear and tear doesn;t compare as most of the worst teams in NBA history could beat the best NCAA Men's. I am sure we could debate a few special teams on either side. In prinicipal though, the NCAA's best could not beat the NBA's worst.

Not the same. Not even close.


I wholly support this threadjack.

It's not a "year over year" comparison. Duncan has four years of college play and Kobe has zero. In those four years Duncan played 128 games and just under 4500 minutes.

Obviously the talent level is vastly different and if you want to argue that four years of D1 play has no impact on his mileage, be my guest. Given that this is a pretty unquantifiable issue  I am comfortable stating that Duncan's 4492 college minutes accumulated over four years more or less equals Kobe's extra pro season (as pros Kobe has played 59 more games and 3943 more minutes than Duncan) in terms of long term wear and tear on his body.

/That said Duncan doesn't depend on quickness in the same way Kobe does. The loss of lateral movement speed that tends to come with age impacts a slasher like Kobe more than it would a 6-11 post player.
 
2013-05-28 02:53:23 PM  
Kobe's NBA stats

Duncan's NBA stats

Kobe is playing in the NBA at 18 years old. Duncan is playing at age 21.

"3 years of college B-Ball does NOT = 3 years of NBA B Ball" is my point. It's not even close.

I know duncan put in plenty of time each year, I do. I am suggesting that compartively, if you look between the ages of 18-20, Kobe has 3 years of NBA wear and tear and Duncan had college wear and tear. THose are incomparable to me. College does not negate Kobe.
 
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