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Old August 28th, 2007, 8:18 pm
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Alright, so I'm a sports nut

Anyways, starting a general basketball thread. I see there's an old thread on NCAA hoops, so I'll keep to NBA hoops for now.

Originally from Boston here, so I'm excited about the Celtics moves. The window may be open for only a couple years, but they have a chance for a bit then they'll completely rebuild. I like that plan better than "let's try to make the playoffs" every year.


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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:42 am
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I've been a clippers fan forever and am really devastated at the news elton brand and shaun livingston will be out for the majority of the season

I too think the Celtics will do good this year, though not really as good as their glory days


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Old August 29th, 2007, 1:33 am
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I've been a clippers fan forever and am really devastated at the news elton brand and shaun livingston will be out for the majority of the season

I too think the Celtics will do good this year, though not really as good as their glory days
I'm a closet Clips fan, too - I like the underdog. It started even before Bill Simmons got season tix for the Clips. That is very unfortunate for the Clips - though if they pull through in playoff position, adding those two guys in late could have a positive long-term impact. However, it's equally likely that the team will tank, IMO.

No one will ever be as good as the Celts "glory days". The Bulls came closest in the 90's, but even that can't match the Russell / etc run. I don't think they'll win the title - even with their big 3 and a good supporting cast they don't match the Spurs or Suns or Dallas - but I think they're a good (50/50) shot of a NBA finals appearance in one of the next 3 seasons.


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Old August 29th, 2007, 7:49 pm
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Clippers are my #1 team too. They train near my alma mater I really expected them to do better last year though. The injuries... looks like 07-08 isn't going to be too promising.

As for the Celts, it looks like they'll have a good run if they play well together.


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See also the NCAA Basketball thread


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I saw that one...i suppose i should relabel this "NBA basketball"


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Also, the Celtics have really old-fashioned uniforms. Or did they update them along with their roster?


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Also, the Celtics have really old-fashioned uniforms. Or did they update them along with their roster?
No idea. I know they got cheerleaders or dancers or whatever for the first time last year, but I don't know if they've updated the uniforms. Not being in the same city makes it harder to keep up with that .


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I must say I am looking forward to the new season. It always starts just in time to distract me from uni study


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NBA.com has a lot of new Celtics video from Media Day and the preseason game on Saturday, if you guys are interested.

I'm so excited- I'm going to see the Mavericks play the Wizards on Saturday and my tickets are right at the end of the court! When I actually get to see the Mavs live on the court, I'm sure I'm going to lose my mind. My hopes include Avery going as crazy as I imagine him being, Diop blocking every shot possible (with a smile), JT being JT, and Dirk showing me why he was MVP. ( <- I feel like that was my Oscar speech. ) This week cannot go fast enough.


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All I can do is sigh over this. I haven't been truly interested in the regular season of the NBA since the UnTouchaBulls broke up in '98. I like Nash, and Golden State was a fun story in last year's playoffs--but I can't force myself to get excited about the NBA. I hope LeBron breaks through with a title for Cleaveland in the next couple of years. Other than that--I'm sorry to say, I'm not interested in the regular season and only marginally interested in the playoffs.


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Personally, I can't stand the NBA. Every professional sports league has its problem players who are always getting in trouble, but in the NBA they tend to be the norm rather than the exception. I live between Indianapolis and Chicago and get news stations from both cities. Between the Pacers and the Bulls, at least 1 player is arrested every week. (although in fairness to the Bulls, the Pacers are noticeably worse) The Colts, Bears, Cubs, White Sox, and Blackhawks don't have those problems. I used to be a fan of the Pacers, but that all changed after their little incident in Detroit a few years ago. I honestly thought hiring Larry Bird as the team President would be the final step to bring an NBA Championship to Indianapolis. After all, how can you go wrong with Larry Bird? Instead, he has completely destroyed an annual contender and managed to alienate the majority of a fanbase in what was already a small market.

How sad is it when you come from a place where basketball is a way of life and grew up playing nearly every day; yet you come to hate the sport at its top level?


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I cant wait for this season. I finally have time off to enjoy my favorite team for a change. LAKE SHOW BABY!
But honestly, how can you say that that the NBA has more problem players than other professional leagues? The NFL is just as bad. Its awful.

Honestly, so many players in the NBA are coming in so young with all the fame already, its disgusting. Lebron James is the worst to me. He had a fan base before he played a single game in the league. He had his own shoe line before he had a championship... Disgusting.


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Well, it's Lebron's youth that was the fame factor anyway. I didn't like him at first for those reasons, but I like him now. There's no denying he's a talented player, plus he is charismatic. He seems like a good guy, so I won't take away from his success.

The Celtics are looking really good. I wouldn't have thought that "big trio" would be that effective

I'm happy Penny's back with Shaq too, even though it doesn't look like he'll be getting much time. I miss Lil' Penny


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Well, it's Lebron's youth that was the fame factor anyway. I didn't like him at first for those reasons, but I like him now. There's no denying he's a talented player, plus he is charismatic. He seems like a good guy, so I won't take away from his success.

The Celtics are looking really good. I wouldn't have thought that "big trio" would be that effective

I'm happy Penny's back with Shaq too, even though it doesn't look like he'll be getting much time. I miss Lil' Penny
Yes, and that upsets me. I dont like any players who come into the league and dont have to prove themselves. Im sure its frustrating for players who work hard and barely get any recognition too.

The Celtics...I really was hoping theyd be something like the Dream Team the Lakers had a few years ago with Kobe, Shaq, Malone and Payton. I hoped they would argue over playing time and who gets to handle the rock more. But from what Im seeing, their meshing together pretty well. Another revamped Dream Team. AS much as I dont wanna say it, I hope KG can get himself a ring this time around. Hes a great player with so much heart.


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It's easy to root for Garnett and about phenoms--Kobe didn't really have to prove himself and if you go back, neither did Larry Legend or Magic Johnson. The made a seamless transition--so did LeBron (though he's not as successful as the Titans of the '80s...yet).


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I think the selling point is that he came into the league and did prove himself. He's a great team leader, and he is a good player. Not many rookies can come into the NBA and lead a team.

I keep hearing rumors about Kobe finally leaving the Lakers, but I'm not seeing any results...


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My Mother-in-Law just one two tickets to the Timberwolves vs. Nuggets game and she gave them to us

The game isn't until January but I am excited. To bad Garnett isn't on the team anymore. Meh...I got to see him play once before so that is good.

Still wish I could get tickets to the Bucks, Michael Redd has been my fav since his third string days


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So far this year, the Pistons are doing well . I hope that they can keep up the good work. They've been working as a team and that's a good sign .


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I'm a little surprised the Celts lost to Orlando yesterday. Orlando was doing well the first half, but Boston came back during the second and I thought they'd take it.

Lakers kind of rolled all over Chicago last night. Kobe's still here


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