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Re: the NBA Playoffs
« Reply #160 on: June 08, 2007, 01:39:23 PM »
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If it wasn't for LeBron, ratings would've been below 7.

Well if thats the case, this wouldn't have been the worst opening for the Finals ever. The Spurs have won 4 titles in the past 9 years, so if the Spurs were the problem, wouldn't one of those Final series have been the worst ever? Not to mention, the way Lebron shot in Game 1, he can't even save his own team, let alone the ratings.


Dude, that was no comment on the game itself.

People want to see LeBron.  Nobody but you wants to see the Spurs.  Nobody wants to see the rest of the Cavs, either. 

The reason people don't want to see the Spurs is precisely because they had to suffer them three times previously.  Case dismissed, clown.



lol.

Nobody wants to see any of em.

Re: the NBA Playoffs
« Reply #161 on: June 08, 2007, 01:40:41 PM »
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The only undefendable part of Duncan's game is his face-up mid-range bankshot. In the NBA of old, pre-Shaq rules, you could have doubled Duncan, or had a big camp out in the key waiting for him to do his little head-drop shoulder-charge thing. Duncan's game now is all about the mismatch (because he plays a 4), but he struggles when you put most players that are his size on him, or are able to double him.

Also, you could argue he might have had to play a 5 in the older NBA, in which case he'd have been guarding Ewing, Hakeem, Shaq, Jabbar, etc. It would have wore on him.

I think that besides Duncan's bankshot the only other things going for him are that he's intelligent in reading situations and reacting correctly to them, and he's always put in favorable situations, because of his coach, the refs lack of calling fouls (or too much on his defenders), or because he rarely plays a true big. He's kind of insulated to his advantage. And note that it's never Duncan who they rely upon in the last few minutes of the game, but Ginobli.

....but they win. Just b/c a player is a team leader doesn't mean he has to do everything for the team. Pippen? Rodman? Longley? Kukoc? Phil Jackson? Michael Jordan was insulated to his advantage with the Bulls. You simply couldn't double team b/c other players would make you pay instead. The same principle loosely applies to the Spurs.

Disclaimer: I am not, by any means, putting the Spurs on the same plateau as the Jordan era Bulls. No comparison.


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Re: the NBA Playoffs
« Reply #162 on: June 08, 2007, 01:40:43 PM »
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If it wasn't for LeBron, ratings would've been below 7.

Well if thats the case, this wouldn't have been the worst opening for the Finals ever. The Spurs have won 4 titles in the past 9 years, so if the Spurs were the problem, wouldn't one of those Final series have been the worst ever? Not to mention, the way Lebron shot in Game 1, he can't even save his own team, let alone the ratings.


Dude, that was no comment on the game itself.

People want to see LeBron.  Nobody but you wants to see the Spurs.  Nobody wants to see the rest of the Cavs, either. 

The reason people don't want to see the Spurs is precisely because they had to suffer them three times previously.  Case dismissed, clown.



lol.

Nobody wants to see any of em.


Except LeBron.  But even LeBron couldn't overcome how boring everyone else was going to be on court.

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Re: the NBA Playoffs
« Reply #163 on: June 08, 2007, 01:43:45 PM »
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If it wasn't for LeBron, ratings would've been below 7.

Well if thats the case, this wouldn't have been the worst opening for the Finals ever. The Spurs have won 4 titles in the past 9 years, so if the Spurs were the problem, wouldn't one of those Final series have been the worst ever? Not to mention, the way Lebron shot in Game 1, he can't even save his own team, let alone the ratings.


Dude, that was no comment on the game itself.

People want to see LeBron.  Nobody but you wants to see the Spurs.  Nobody wants to see the rest of the Cavs, either. 

The reason people don't want to see the Spurs is precisely because they had to suffer them three times previously.  Case dismissed, clown.



lol.

Nobody wants to see any of em.


Except LeBron.  But even LeBron couldn't overcome how boring everyone else was going to be on court.


Yeh, I love basketball and I had to turn it off. Defense wins championships...offense wins ratings.

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Re: the NBA Playoffs
« Reply #164 on: June 08, 2007, 01:46:06 PM »
I didn't even bother turning it on in the first place.  I figure I'll watch games 2 and 3.  If the Cavs get smothered the same way in game 2, I probably won't even turn on game 3.  And if the Cavs haven't won those two games and are up 2-1, I'm sure as hell not turning on games 4 through whatever the series goes to.

Re: the NBA Playoffs
« Reply #165 on: June 08, 2007, 02:35:30 PM »
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Yeh, I love basketball and I had to turn it off. Defense wins championships...offense wins ratings.

Perty much  :-\

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Re: the NBA Playoffs
« Reply #166 on: June 11, 2007, 09:26:38 AM »
Bump for thoughts on game 2 (or the Sopranos)  :)

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« Reply #167 on: June 11, 2007, 09:28:12 AM »
Bump for thoughts on game 2 (or the Sopranos)  :)

I have tickets for game 5, but if my Cavs keep playing like they did in games 1 and 2, it looks like there may not even be a game 5  :-[

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« Reply #168 on: June 11, 2007, 09:30:53 AM »
Bump for thoughts on game 2 (or the Sopranos)  :)

I have tickets for game 5, but if my Cavs keep playing like they did in games 1 and 2, it looks like there may not even be a game 5  :-[

I'm sure the cavs will win one out of the next two. Cavs are a very resilient team. They don't have the ability to beat the Spurs in 7, but they can extend it to 6.

ETA: Do you have good seats?

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Re: the NBA Playoffs
« Reply #169 on: June 11, 2007, 10:08:41 AM »
Bump for thoughts on game 2 (or the Sopranos)  :)

I have tickets for game 5, but if my Cavs keep playing like they did in games 1 and 2, it looks like there may not even be a game 5  :-[

I'm sure the cavs will win one out of the next two. Cavs are a very resilient team. They don't have the ability to beat the Spurs in 7, but they can extend it to 6.

ETA: Do you have good seats?

Great seats  :) My family has split season tickets to the Cavs with a few other families for 14 years now. We usually get about 8 games a season, but I haven't lived in Cleveland since high school so I haven't been able to go much. I remember going to games before Lebron where there were literally only a few hundred people there!