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the_bantam
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The officials working future Miami games should at least peak at the film from last night as means to call fouls on the anointed Heat. That fact about LBJ not fouling out, combined with him being on the All-Defensive team, as a FORWARD is disturbing. The two don't seem to jive. Rondo looked awesome last night. Great to see Quisy get some valuable run. Thank god MP got those boards/foul. That cam could so easily have gone the other way it's scary.
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I don't have a problem with this, because there is nothing new. It's lame as hell for the refs to let it go on, but doesn't change my opinion of anyone. KG gets suspended for any retaliation, smart. LBJ can't come up with anything to do/say, won't even look KG in the eye. Lame. What are they going to do, knife fight after the game? Nothing new here.
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Totally agree that Rondo would be lights out in a lineup with speed, look at what he, AB and Wilcox started to put together. Steamer would be playing if he was healthy. His feet have been falling off for what seems like two months now and my guess is has just hit a wall with them. He has had plantar fasciitis in one foot and I think a fracture or something in the other. That's why they had to even sign Hollins, especially after Wilcox's condition. Steamer is playing for his NBA livelihood, he would be out there if he could be, Doc just can't put him on the floor if he can't move.
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I can almost tolerate the Rondo haters. I don't agree, but the debate has merit. I refuse to accept people here sighting ESPN/Disney as a credible source. Have some self respect!
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Dude earned serious cred for his ability and toughness. Lot of pressure for a big year in '13 AB! Get healthy, and thanks for a stellar end of season run.
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When they win, it's usually been because 2 guys have 18-20 points, not any one person. On the flip side, their loses can't be pinned on one guy either. Rondo had a horrendous game, awful. He knows we can't afford him to have another one.. he'll be good on Saturday.
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Don't isolate anyone on this one. Rondo lovers/haters doesn't matter. Bass missed half a dozen shots within 5 feet of the rim. It hurts to see Ray offer so little, I don't even trust him to dribble more than a few times, he missed wide open mid-range J's. KG couldn't get near the post and whiffed each time Williams drove the lane. PP had a classic night where he couldn't shoot and needed to get to the rim and cause some fouls and didn't. What was it, 17 turn overs by the 3rd quarter? MP isn't even close with his shot. I'm not defending Rondo, I just want to see ALL of them take equal heat for that embarrassment. My gut tells me they are the underdog for each game left this season, especially without having a functioning 2 guard putting a ton of extra pressure on both sides of the floor. They are still the Ceez, have a few tricks up their sleeves and can pull this out. Leave the stink of that game in Philly and come out swinging, feed the post all game on Friday... 'no layup' type of defense.
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Can't decide how I feel about it, which I guess means skeptical. Fri night, in Philly, Sixers have to think this is do or die time, they could come out strong.. and like Ray is quoted there that could be enough for the C's to lose their balance.
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Exactly. And the game wasn't 'won', we keep hearing these nat'l announcers bring up the Memphis game so a 2 for 1 is a smart play. Yeah, fine they showboat. But spare me, it's the entertainment business and the league has already sterilized most any passion of the game. So a suspension would just be foolish.
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How the hell couldn't 'Sota turn that franchise around with him on the floor for 10+ years? I'm sure he's more sage now,playing as a team, leading defense but damn seeing him on our team and seeing how he portrays himself, I can see why KG bottles up when people bring up the Wolves. KG is just the man. If he played even 10 of those 17 years in Boston, a franchise big enough for him, they would have challenged Shaq/Kobe at least once, made AI's Sixers all but irrelevant.. ok, enough. Friday night in Philly, it would be so sweet to send them home bitching and moaning.
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Stop saying Vujacic, that dude will hopefully never wear green and is a Grade A bitch. Do you mean Pavlovic?
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We'll be talking about that for years... hilarious
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like a fat kid loves cake KG.
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To start, I love Bass. The way he plays, the strength he brings and his humble attitude are great for this team. And like you said, when his jumper his falling, combined with his youth and ability to eat minutes he's extremely valuable. My concern is that in a 7 game series team can game plan for him pretty easily. Yet with our starters, that should be fine because other teams shouldn't be keying on him. It's only Game 3, and 42% isn't atrocious (sorry Peaches). And who knows, if that foul/jump ball goes the other way in Game 1, and we go to OT, we may be praising his hustle and diving for loose balls....
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Hang in Ray. If he can put it together just to launch some 3's, the C's and he will benefit. I agree with KWAPT, I mentally rule Ray out from playing but will always root for the guy.
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I'm with Cam. I don't see Rondo hoisting a bunch of shots, but if Smith is out Rondo should have a field driving the lane and dishing out to PP, KG, and MP for jumpers.
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Literally running out of love statements for KG. And Rondo sending the love is awesome. Keep their heads on D and the Garden will bring the roof down on Friday.
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That is vintage KG, put it in a vault. Friday night at the Garden, holy moly keep this train rolling boys.
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Dude is hilariously honest. And he's clearly not a vegan, but pork is delish. Pork chops taste good, bacon tastes good. Throw the swine some love Peaches!
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wiley vet? or dirty?
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The rule book is confusing and contradictory as hell. It's vague and poorly defined. A lot is left to subjectivity and interpretation by the officials. The officials aren't savvy enough interpret on the fly. They need to re-write the rules to be minimal and clear, and quality check the officials.. but both would be admission that the Association isn't perfect and Stern would never let that happen, right? (see lockout). This in no way absolves Rondo. It just puts a microscope on how poor the officiating and rules are.
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Thought the exact same thing last night.
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It sucks of course because he's likely cost his team an All-Star PG for an important game 2 to potentially neutralize home court. No matter the consequences, it is inexcusable and he shouldn't let down his teammates. And for those of us trying to defend him for the last couple of years, this sucks to because it's such a dumb and selfish move. Yes, he could talk about it better, "I need to learn from this mistake.." rather than saying he tripped. He played an excellent game where the guys weren't moving around much or hitting shots, and it's stupid to have this hurt him and the team tmrow night. Let's hope the guys can rally around that before bringing it back to the Garden.
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Man it would be so nice to have Ray sniping off the bench, why now Shuttlesworth? I've always liked Flip, glad to have him around. He's had a tough go the last few gigs, so I'd bet he's getting just as much out of being with the team as the team will get from him.
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