NBA Offseason Thread

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sat, Jun 26, 2021 11:41 PM

This game has made my eyes bleed. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sat, Jun 26, 2021 11:54 PM

The officiating was awful down the stretch as well

33,369 posts 122 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jun 27, 2021 12:05 AM

I can’t believe they didn’t review the play off Payne. I hate that call when it’s reversed, but until the rule is changed, that is oficiating malpractice.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, Jun 27, 2021 1:21 PM

Not to beat a dead horse but my favorite part of that cluster was Boogie not knowing his missed free throw had to hit the rim. He seemed to try and chuck it at the shot clock as hard as he could. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Tue, Jun 29, 2021 10:29 PM

If Giannis is out beyond this game then my interest might be non-existent.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Wed, Jun 30, 2021 11:51 PM

Phoenix to the finals. Really hoping Giannis can come back healthy and get the Bucks there as well.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Thu, Jul 1, 2021 2:33 AM

I am happy for CP3. I hope Phoenix wins it.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jul 1, 2021 9:26 AM

Good for Phoenix….impressive

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Tue, Jul 6, 2021 8:01 PM

Laley, why is ESPN not under more scrutiny for the Rachel Nichols thing? My understanding is that she was having a private conversation but the camera near her was still turned on, uploaded to the server and then leaked to the media? Now ESPN is like “wow what a shitty thing for you to say and us to leak. Let’s save face by replacing you with Malika Andrews.” I get why people wouldn’t like what she said, but how about her employer leaking the conversation contents for everyone to hear.

33,369 posts 122 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jul 6, 2021 8:22 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Laley, why is ESPN not under more scrutiny for the Rachel Nichols thing? My understanding is that she was having a private conversation but the camera near her was still turned on, uploaded to the server and then leaked to the media? Now ESPN is like “wow what a shitty thing for you to say and us to leak. Let’s save face by replacing you with Malika Andrews.” I get why people wouldn’t like what she said, but how about her employer leaking the conversation contents for everyone to hear.

I think the problem was it was a private server where certain employees had access. It was “dealt with” internally, but the person who leaked it obviously wanted it out there. At this point, not sure what they can do without legal issues arising. 

But yeah, she should’ve been suspended immediately. She may even be correct in her statement. I read it and didn’t think it was malicious at all, but you better be sure of it. She didn’t seem to have a problem with Maria so much as with ESPN seemingly trying to appear diverse. 

She also should’ve gone to HR with those complaints or her bosses, not a friend over the phone.


Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Jul 6, 2021 9:11 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Laley, why is ESPN not under more scrutiny for the Rachel Nichols thing? My understanding is that she was having a private conversation but the camera near her was still turned on, uploaded to the server and then leaked to the media? Now ESPN is like “wow what a shitty thing for you to say and us to leak. Let’s save face by replacing you with Malika Andrews.” I get why people wouldn’t like what she said, but how about her employer leaking the conversation contents for everyone to hear.

Yeah, definitely hush hush


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 8, 2021 11:30 PM

Tough to watch Giannis have an amazing game a week after a bad injury and the rest of the team can’t step up. 

Al Bundy Senior Member
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Fri, Jul 9, 2021 12:03 AM
posted by Laley23

I think the problem was it was a private server where certain employees had access. It was “dealt with” internally, but the person who leaked it obviously wanted it out there. At this point, not sure what they can do without legal issues arising. 

But yeah, she should’ve been suspended immediately. She may even be correct in her statement. I read it and didn’t think it was malicious at all, but you better be sure of it. She didn’t seem to have a problem with Maria so much as with ESPN seemingly trying to appear diverse. 

She also should’ve gone to HR with those complaints or her bosses, not a friend over the phone.


I think that it would be hard for ESPN to suspend her after they didn't do anything to Jalen Rose over his racist comments.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 14, 2021 11:32 PM

Well watched last 7 minutes of game 4 and watched Phoenix blow it a bit. Middleton some big shots but Paul with a bad turnover late and Booker couldn’t get back going after picking up his 5th

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Jul 14, 2021 11:35 PM

Giannis never even gets out of bounds to throw it in, officials can’t see his size 20’s I guess

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Jul 15, 2021 3:00 AM
posted by Ironman92

Giannis never even gets out of bounds to throw it in, officials can’t see his size 20’s I guess

Yeah that was a bad look. But they also never, ever make that call so it’s not surprising. 



Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jul 15, 2021 7:41 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

Yeah that was a bad look. But they also never, ever make that call so it’s not surprising. 



Yeah, no surprise at all.


Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jul 15, 2021 7:41 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

Yeah that was a bad look. But they also never, ever make that call so it’s not surprising. 



Yeah, no surprise at all.


33,369 posts 122 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 9:54 AM

That was closer (to violation) than most. Still hard to tell if that foot is off the ground though. 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, Jul 18, 2021 12:39 AM

Giannis has had a couple of all time finals moments between the Ayton block and the alley-oop tonight to seal the game.

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