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Author Topic: NBA Thread 2019-20  (Read 95826 times)

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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1225 on: June 15, 2020, 11:43:25 AM »
Ed Davis was on the call, and had some thoughts- https://hoopshype.com/2020/06/15/utahs-ed-davis-was-on-fridays-players-call-this-is-why-hes-against-sitting-out/

He's spot on about the economic factors and the CBA. While it's not popular to bring that up, not playing could bring more setbacks in terms of what the players can do.

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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1226 on: June 16, 2020, 06:43:44 PM »
@SBondyNYDN: In a recent chat group with Nets players, Kyrie Irving lobbied for skipping the bubble, the Daily News has learned. In that chat, he also proposed that the players can start their own league, according to a source. https://twitter.com/SBondyNYDN/status/1273023235362299904


Honestly, could the NBAPA have picked two worse people to be out front on this than Kyrie and Dwight Howard?

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« Reply #1227 on: June 17, 2020, 05:05:08 AM »
@SBondyNYDN: In a recent chat group with Nets players, Kyrie Irving lobbied for skipping the bubble, the Daily News has learned. In that chat, he also proposed that the players can start their own league, according to a source. https://twitter.com/SBondyNYDN/status/1273023235362299904


Honestly, could the NBAPA have picked two worse people to be out front on this than Kyrie and Dwight Howard?
I wonder what his stance be if Durant said he was going to play when they resumed. Kyrie’s got nothing to play for at this point so makes sense he doesn’t want to play.

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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1228 on: June 17, 2020, 07:47:37 AM »
Kyle Korver said he would support not playing too and he most certainly has something to play for.  I just think many players have moved on from the season and don't want to be bottled up in Orlando for weeks.  By the time they start playing, it will be four and a half months since the season was suspended. 
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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1229 on: June 17, 2020, 07:50:05 AM »
I think the larger issue that we are seeing with MLB, NBA, etc., is that pulling off sports is going to be very hard.  Plans that sound simple a month or two out, quickly become very complex, and require a crap ton of testing and isolation.  I'd like to think we are going to have football and college basketball, but everything seems very complex with no easy answers.
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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1230 on: June 17, 2020, 08:18:59 AM »
After reading about all the protocols, I wouldn't blame any player who'd rather stay home at this point.

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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1231 on: June 17, 2020, 08:59:11 AM »
Just have the series of Milwaukee vs Lakers and be done with it. I get Toronto or clippers might be upset but I mean come on.

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« Reply #1232 on: June 17, 2020, 09:00:16 AM »
Just have the series of Milwaukee vs Lakers and be done with it. I get Toronto or clippers might be upset but I mean come on.

Clippers >>>> Lakers.

Also who knows how these teams look after 3+ months off.
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« Reply #1233 on: June 17, 2020, 09:11:46 AM »
Clippers >>>> Lakers.

Also who knows how these teams look after 3+ months off.

Ok let them have a mini series. Toronto or Boston aren't taking the bucks out in 7

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« Reply #1234 on: June 17, 2020, 09:11:54 AM »
Kyle Korver said he would support not playing too and he most certainly has something to play for.  I just think many players have moved on from the season and don't want to be bottled up in Orlando for weeks.  By the time they start playing, it will be four and a half months since the season was suspended.

Kyle Korver said he'd be willing to sit out if that's what his black teammates told him was necessary to advance social change. He also said he believes players can advance change and still play.
That's very different from advocating for players to sit out because something is "fishy" and create their own league. Let's not forget, a week ago Kyrie's concern about being in the bubble was whether he could use the sauna and drink alcohol provided by the league.

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« Reply #1235 on: June 24, 2020, 12:27:56 PM »
Malcom Brogdan tests positive.  May have got it when he was out protesting.

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« Reply #1236 on: June 24, 2020, 12:55:59 PM »
We're going to see a flurry of positive cases.  If the NBA can stomach those reports for a few weeks, once they're in the bubble things should smooth out.
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« Reply #1237 on: June 24, 2020, 01:06:31 PM »
We're going to see a flurry of positive cases.  If the NBA can stomach those reports for a few weeks, once they're in the bubble things should smooth out.

I was on a call yesterday regarding legal liability in sports and COVID-19.  One of the doctors from a Power 5 program indicated findings that COVID-19, even in asymptomatic individuals, has been found to cause Myocarditis which traditional EKG's don't usually catch. Not a positive development at all.
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« Reply #1238 on: June 24, 2020, 03:54:29 PM »
We're going to see a flurry of positive cases.  If the NBA can stomach those reports for a few weeks, once they're in the bubble things should smooth out.

I think this is all going to fail spectacularly in all sports and demonstrate exactly how extensively our governments mismanaged this
I think this is all going to fail spectacularly in all sports and demonstrate exactly how extensively our governments mismanaged this

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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1239 on: June 26, 2020, 07:05:23 PM »
NBA Schedule
https://mobile.twitter.com/MarcJSpearsESPN/status/1276656290484285440


– Season Resumes on July 30 with Jazz vs. Pelicans and Clippers vs. Lakers in TNT Doubleheader
– ESPN’s Game Coverage Restarts on July 31 with Celtics vs. Bucks and Rockets vs. Mavericks
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 07:07:32 PM by Mr. Nielsen »
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« Reply #1240 on: June 26, 2020, 07:10:39 PM »
I think this is all going to fail spectacularly in all sports and demonstrate exactly how extensively our governments mismanaged this

Define “fail spectacularly”. Not trying to be combative, I’m just curious what people are fearing. If the bubble is truly enforced and protocol is followed, i find it very hard to believe there is going to be scores of outbreaks across teams.

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« Reply #1241 on: June 26, 2020, 07:31:08 PM »
Define “fail spectacularly”. Not trying to be combative, I’m just curious what people are fearing. If the bubble is truly enforced and protocol is followed, i find it very hard to believe there is going to be scores of outbreaks across teams.

Agree. It will come down to how willing all players are to do what they’re supposed to do — including holding each other accountable.

Though I do worry about some of the non-players/coaches who will be in the bubble — such as the huge TV crews that will be on site.
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« Reply #1242 on: June 26, 2020, 08:27:50 PM »
Agree. It will come down to how willing all players are to do what they’re supposed to do — including holding each other accountable.

Though I do worry about some of the non-players/coaches who will be in the bubble — such as the huge TV crews that will be on site.
Yeah, I am not at all convinced that rich young men are going to maintain quarantine for very long.

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« Reply #1243 on: June 29, 2020, 06:28:18 PM »
NBA planning to put BLM on the courts at the bubble.
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« Reply #1244 on: June 30, 2020, 09:34:07 AM »
Define “fail spectacularly”. Not trying to be combative, I’m just curious what people are fearing. If the bubble is truly enforced and protocol is followed, i find it very hard to believe there is going to be scores of outbreaks across teams.

Nets' DeAndre Jordan Says He Tested Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss NBA Restart

Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie Tested Positive for COVID-19; NBA Restart Status Unclear


How many others will get it? What happens when a significant numbers of a team get it? I don't see this NBA season going well, if at all. I suspect that before the start, they pull the plug.

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« Reply #1245 on: June 30, 2020, 09:45:15 AM »
Nets' DeAndre Jordan Says He Tested Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss NBA Restart

Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie Tested Positive for COVID-19; NBA Restart Status Unclear


How many others will get it? What happens when a significant numbers of a team get it? I don't see this NBA season going well, if at all. I suspect that before the start, they pull the plug.

None of this falls into what I’m saying. If it falls apart before the season starts, ok. I still find it hard to believe that if they get going, suddenly scores of players and personnel will be getting infected and necessitating a shutdown to the season.

FWIW, The Nets prepped in NYC instead of the bubble in Orlando.

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« Reply #1246 on: June 30, 2020, 09:47:49 AM »
No one is stating the obvious: that Kyrie is deliberately infecting his teammates as a means to an end to get them to reject resuming play.
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« Reply #1247 on: June 30, 2020, 10:25:15 AM »
No one is stating the obvious: that Kyrie is deliberately infecting his teammates as a means to an end to get them to reject resuming play.

I’ll go one further, the Nets are owned by Joseph Tsai, who vocally spoke out against HK during the NBA mini feud with China. He’s working with the CCP to derail the NBA and make them and the US look bad

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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1248 on: July 30, 2020, 11:20:25 PM »
Two fun, competitive games to kick off the restart.

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Re: NBA Thread 2019-20
« Reply #1249 on: August 03, 2020, 10:46:04 AM »
Last night showed why Bledsoe is so valuable to the Bucks.  I like Dante more in a scoring role off the bench, but not as a primary ball handler. 
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