NBA Offseason Thread

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 12:23 PM

Not a lot of info gets released with this stuff. 

Sounds like he tested positive. I can’t believe these guys didn’t get vaccinated and now they could miss some of the most important games of their career. And if he was vaccinated but still tested positive then the NBA needs to fuck off with the quarantining. 

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 12:51 PM

Kawhi ACL injury. Whoa.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 4:35 PM

Lebron sure does love to toot his own horn 

33,369 posts 122 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jun 16, 2021 5:02 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Lebron sure does love to toot his own horn 

In fairness, he called out Silver directly when he announced that they were starting Christmas. 

He is the leader of the league and all the players follow his lead on stuff like this. Frankly, it would be irresponsible for him to stay quiet about what is going on.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 5:22 PM
posted by Laley23

In fairness, he called out Silver directly when he announced that they were starting Christmas. 

He is the leader of the league and all the players follow his lead on stuff like this. Frankly, it would be irresponsible for him to stay quiet about what is going on.

Do they follow him? A third of the league hadn’t played since March. Very few are being paid like he is. 

Lebron is right, the timetable sucks. But there were consequences - not just to players - to not playing sooner than later.

Maybe I’m just sick of his ego. “They all didn’t want to listen to me. I knew exactly what would happen.” I’m pretty sure everyone was aware of what could have happened. If you want to be a leader, quit making it about you. 

Also, I don’t think this strenuous NBA schedule is the reason Kawhi, Harden, or Kyrie are hurt. 


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 10:30 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are one game away from the eastern conference finals. Ben Simmons 4-14 free throw line. This guy needs to figure it out. 

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021 11:10 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Also, I don’t think this strenuous NBA schedule is the reason Kawhi, Harden, or Kyrie are hurt. 

Strong disagree about Harden. Slight disagree about Kawhi. Kyrie was a fluke. 

But tons of players got hurt all year and into the playoffs, and I definitely think the condensed schedule was the main reason. They were wear and tear type injuries, less the fluke ones (Kyrie, LeBron)

sportchampps Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 17, 2021 4:16 PM

Can we really call any Kyrie injury a fluke at this point in his car

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, Jun 20, 2021 10:42 PM

Hawks to the eastern finals. Amazing. Trae Young has been incredible to watch. Tonight was the Kevin Huerter game. 

Not sure what happens to Ben Simmons from here but hard to believe he plays in Philly next season. That wide open dunk he passed out of late in the game was unbelievable. 

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Sun, Jun 20, 2021 10:51 PM
posted by sportchampps

Can we really call any Kyrie injury a fluke at this point in his car

Lol true. Just meant his rolled ankle wasn’t related to a condensed schedule like the others probably are.


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Sun, Jun 20, 2021 10:52 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Hawks to the eastern finals. Amazing. Trae Young has been incredible to watch. Tonight was the Kevin Huerter game. 

Not sure what happens to Ben Simmons from here but hard to believe he plays in Philly next season. That wide open dunk he passed out of late in the game was unbelievable. 

He’s gotta go. Lowry would be perfect on the Lakers or Philly. I’d predict that is a battle for him this off-season. Not sure what else, but they need to make some changes. Simmons — even before he became the 0&D — was a horrible fit for them. Now? He’s straight unplayable.


sportchampps Senior Member
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Mon, Jun 21, 2021 3:01 AM

OKC will take him and some picks but I don’t know who else is going to want to touch that salary. 

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Wed, Jun 23, 2021 3:34 AM

That Suns ending was just awful with the reviews. Then saved by Ayton after PG choked. 

Can we finally just get rid of replay in sports?

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 23, 2021 9:37 AM
posted by Laley23

That Suns ending was just awful with the reviews. Then saved by Ayton after PG choked. 

Can we finally just get rid of replay in sports?

You didn’t like the last 90 seconds taking 33 real time minutes? Beverly is still swirling his finger in the air somewhere. 


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Wed, Jun 23, 2021 10:38 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

You didn’t like the last 90 seconds taking 33 real time minutes? Beverly is still swirling his finger in the air somewhere. 


Id be cool with all sports abandoning it aside from scoring plays. Thats basically if its off in time for basketball, handful of things for football (but still limiting the use dramatically) and then fair/foul or HR/not HR in baseball


The who it went off of last, did runner come off the base for a millisecond on slide, etc is just not what replay is meant for.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jun 23, 2021 11:19 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

You didn’t like the last 90 seconds taking 33 real time minutes? Beverly is still swirling his finger in the air somewhere. 


That couldn’t sound worse


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 23, 2021 11:38 AM

So Bridges misses the corner three with a few seconds left and ball goes out of bounds. I think they ruled it went off the Clippers but LA wants it reviewed right? Or did that just happen automatically? It seemed like they really pushed for the review (as they did with everything else those last couple minutes) which gave Phoenix an extra timeout basically which they didn’t otherwise have. If the refs were going to look at it anyways then it’s a moot point but if the Clippers requested it then how dumb. You could just have Phoenix take the out of bounds with no time to draw up a play. 

Also, I use to be a member of the Boogie Cousins fan club when he was in New Orleans but does anyone need to fuck off more than him? He shoved Booker after that alley oop and I guess the NBA is going to pretend it didn’t happen. The guy is a walking victim complex. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 23, 2021 11:43 AM

Someone on Reddit said they should have let Caruso take his mugshot with his headband on and I lol’d 

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Wed, Jun 23, 2021 11:56 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

So Bridges misses the corner three with a few seconds left and ball goes out of bounds. I think they ruled it went off the Clippers but LA wants it reviewed right? Or did that just happen automatically? It seemed like they really pushed for the review (as they did with everything else those last couple minutes) which gave Phoenix an extra timeout basically which they didn’t otherwise have. If the refs were going to look at it anyways then it’s a moot point but if the Clippers requested it then how dumb. You could just have Phoenix take the out of bounds with no time to draw up a play. 

Also, I use to be a member of the Boogie Cousins fan club when he was in New Orleans but does anyone need to fuck off more than him? He shoved Booker after that alley oop and I guess the NBA is going to pretend it didn’t happen. The guy is a walking victim complex. 

Under 2 minutes they probably were going to review it anyway. But Clippers did also request it.

The worst was the ball Beverly hit out of Bookers hands...and it was off Bookers. In pickup ball, even Beverly would say that is off him. So dumb.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 23, 2021 10:52 PM

Trae with damn near 50 points in his conference finals debut on the road. Is he going to fuck around and lead this team to a championship??

I’m torn. He’s been so fun to watch but Giannis might be my favorite player in all of sports. 

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