NBA Offseason Thread

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 312 reps Joined Apr 2010
Mon, May 17, 2021 2:55 PM

The play-in game is dumb. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 191 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 17, 2021 2:58 PM

Is it just a one-time thing because it's a shorter season and it's a shorter season due to how late last year's season ran due to the COVID pause? If that's the case, I can at least see the reasoning, even if I think it's kind of weird and stupid, like MLB's one-game wild card round. But if it's something they're thinking about implementing going forward, yeah. Dumb as fuck.

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 17, 2021 3:33 PM

Pretty sure it’s here to stay. I don’t inherently hate it, because tanking is worse and that curbed some otherwise would be tanking teams. 

But it needs some tweaks. I’d go something more like:

  • 9/10 play, loser out. Winner plays 8
  • 9/10 winner vs 8. If 8 wins, plays 7. If 9/10 winner wins, play again for advancement.
  • Same as above for next games.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 312 reps Joined Apr 2010
Tue, May 18, 2021 1:27 AM
posted by Laley23

Pretty sure it’s here to stay. I don’t inherently hate it, because tanking is worse and that curbed some otherwise would be tanking teams. 

But it needs some tweaks. I’d go something more like:

  • 9/10 play, loser out. Winner plays 8
  • 9/10 winner vs 8. If 8 wins, plays 7. If 9/10 winner wins, play again for advancement.
  • Same as above for next games.

Naw, they play enough games to have a large enough sample to determine who gets into the playoffs. This is just gimmicky bullshit.
like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 312 reps Joined Apr 2010
Tue, May 18, 2021 1:28 AM
posted by Laley23

Pretty sure it’s here to stay. I don’t inherently hate it, because tanking is worse and that curbed some otherwise would be tanking teams. 

But it needs some tweaks. I’d go something more like:

  • 9/10 play, loser out. Winner plays 8
  • 9/10 winner vs 8. If 8 wins, plays 7. If 9/10 winner wins, play again for advancement.
  • Same as above for next games.

Naw, they play enough games to have a large enough sample to determine who gets into the playoffs. This is just gimmicky bullshit.
friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 26, 2021 1:06 AM

Good couple games tonight. It sucks Chris Paul got hurt the first game of the playoffs. Phoenix doesn’t stand a chance without him. 

Clippers working on a first round exit. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 26, 2021 9:30 PM

Trae Young has been very entertaining.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 143 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jun 3, 2021 11:15 PM

Booker giving no shits about the Lakers lol...has 22 with a minute left in the first quarter

If Lakers don’t get it going it’s going to be one of those 93-59 games

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 12:21 AM

AD getting hurt in Game 4 really sucked the life out of what could’ve/would’ve been an awesome Finals. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 2:58 AM
posted by Laley23

AD getting hurt in Game 4 really sucked the life out of what could’ve/would’ve been an awesome Finals. 

Pass. 

I’m excited for some new teams/talent. If the Clippers lose Friday night then even better. First time in about a decade that Lebron or Steph Curry won’t be in the finals.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 199 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 8:31 AM

Bye Lebron.

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 9:51 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

Pass. 

I’m excited for some new teams/talent. If the Clippers lose Friday night then even better. First time in about a decade that Lebron or Steph Curry won’t be in the finals.

Yeah, but unfortunately (healthy) Lakers and Milwaukee are the only 2 teams who could’ve prevented Brooklyn from a boring playoffs, IMO. Let’s go Milwaukee!


8,788 posts 21 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 1:27 PM
posted by Laley23

Pretty sure it’s here to stay. I don’t inherently hate it, because tanking is worse and that curbed some otherwise would be tanking teams. 

But it needs some tweaks. I’d go something more like:

  • 9/10 play, loser out. Winner plays 8
  • 9/10 winner vs 8. If 8 wins, plays 7. If 9/10 winner wins, play again for advancement.
  • Same as above for next games.

That makes sense. I would be in favor of that. I did not mind it as it gave teams incentives to keep playing. I thought it was funny the moment Lebron realized the Lakers were going to be in it, he hated it. 

These playoffs have been great. I love all of the new blood taking over. Luka and Jokic are awesome to watch. I very much enjoyed Trae Young pulling a Reggie Miller in NY. The Nets/ Bucks series is probably going to be epic. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 4, 2021 10:19 PM

Yeah they’ve been pretty enjoyable so far and I’m looking forward to seeing if Trey can keep it going against Philadelphia. 

It’s hard to imagine Brooklyn not winning it but whatever. I don’t hate them (yet) 

cat_lover Senior Member
3,629 posts 43 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jun 5, 2021 1:27 PM

Wonder how long it will take Spike Lee to start showing up at Nets games? He used to be all about Brooklyn and he left the last Knicks/Hawks game with about 3 minutes left.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jun 6, 2021 5:48 PM

I don’t usually support stars leaving teams, but Doncic should if they can’t get him some reliable help. Porzingis has been a disaster. Can’t believe he’s going to be paid +30 million next year. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 8, 2021 9:37 PM

Another fun fact for you Ironman courtesy of Twitter. When Jokic was picked 41st back in 2014, ESPN was actually at commercial break. They showed his name as the selection across the bottom ticker during a Taco Bell commercial. Tonight he won the MVP award. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 73 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 9, 2021 12:55 AM

Another fun fact Ironman: the Jazz took game one of what should be a very, very good series tonight and the Mailman was in attendance!  The Stifle Tower (perhaps my favorite nickname in sports) with a huge rejection at the end. 

Also, you don’t miss the fan atmosphere until you go a year plus without it. 

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