Damn it looks like Boston is gonna win.
Btw about All Star Starters...Why do 4 people come from LA in West team, and the 5th is Kevin Durant (obviously pro). East team is 2 people from Boston and 2 people from Miami. And Carmelo Anthony.
OMG Chicago made a comeback because refs rigged it and made it a jump ball instead of a foul + they let Noah do the tipoff vs. Paul Pierce.
I wasn't done on my rant!
OMG OVERTIME that was some sick shit.
As I was saying, New York should have like 4 all star starters and be just as pro as LA. The fans screwed Tyson Chandler and Brook Lopez (although only one would get picked of the two of them) and Deron Williams screwed himself.
Eh I don't like Russell Westbrook but he's an athletic talented player so w.e. I just don't like how hyped up OKC is. Yeah they're good, they have #1 record of course they're a good team, but they just get talked about too much and it makes me want to see them lose. Whereas people like the Spurs don't get talked about and they just keep rolling doing their best.
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That was a great series Hinrich hits that big shot. Bulls are without their TWO best players right now cause Deng got injured. If they win this on the road thats honestly sad on Boston's part they cant beat a team that is decimated with injuries. Reports are Derrick Rose is closer to coming back than first anticipated. He could very well make his return after the All Star Break if all goes well.
Boozer is also once again beasting. Hes finally being worth the money
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Nets beat Atlanta!
OMG BELLINELI CRAZY SHOT. Chicago wins at end, yes! I was worried there.
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As I was saying. All Star West looks stacked lol. Maybe Dwight isn't that good but he's best defensive center West. (I'd take Marc Gasol over him if I didn't think Chris Paul, Kobe, and Kevin Durant are all gonna want ball time.) Blake is exciting but I'd take Tim Duncan over him if they were going for the win.
East is disoriented lol. KG already said he doesn't expect problems with Melo but eh. I don't think East is gonna mesh well. I think Wade and Lebron are gonna wanna do their thing, Rondo and KG are gonna do their style of play, and Melo is gonna be standing around waiting for the ball.
If it was up to me and I was trying to win, I'd do:
Tyson <- efficient defensive
Not sure about the last one. I don't think I'd want Rondo there if Kyrie is gonna be there, don't need two point guards. I guess DWade for the last spot (lol there are no shooting guards in the East).
I also think that'd be super exciting. (Except sort of Tyson. I find KG more exciting if he's gonna instigate trouble, but for play style I'd prefer Tyson.)
Edit: Oh wait I might take Varejao.
Edit: Oh wait lol I might take Noah.
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About D Rose: he's the truth. That Chicago team needs him. I don't believe he had a better year than LeBron the year that he won the MVP, but he did carry a team that would have been mediocre without him to a number 1 seed. I still think LeBron should have won the MVP because he played better, but you can't deny what D Rose means to his team.
I agree that Durant is ahead in the MVP race. I don't want to put too much emphasis on 50/40/90 because one amazing accomplishment should not guarantee you the MVP, but Durant's numbers are all-around better than LeBron's.Too bad Durant deserves it. Once again hes doing more (meaning more wins) with less than Lebron is. And this is in a season people criticized OKC for trading away the great James Harden while Miami has all their main pieces still. Durant is also on pace to join the 50-40-90 club which is very exclusive in and of itself, while also potentially being the 2nd highest scoring member of it in all time (only Larry Bird averaged slightly more with 29.3 PPG).
But I wouldn't say that LeBron has more help than Durant. If you remove LeBron and Durant from their teams, OKC would be way better than the Heat. LeBron is the Heat, just like D Rose is the Bulls. KD is more like the perfect compliment to his team. (And don't give me that big 3 argument. D Wade is not the D Wade he was last year, and Bosh's numbers have been on a steady decline the last few years).
Now lets go through the rest of the team since I personally think its clear Wade/Bosh > Westbrook/Ibaka. You got Thabo and Perkins as your other starters against Chalmers and Haslem. I would say thats close yet once again I would take Miami's team. Thabo is a roleplayer at best and Perkins is an overrated piece of shit. Chalmers is still a serviceable PG with playmaking ability and Haslem can play well in short stretches. For the bench OKC has Kevin Martin who is clearly better than Miami's best bench guy. But Miami has Ray Allen, Shane Battier, and Norris Cole to choose from. While OKC its mostly Martin or bust. Collison is only a hustle player, and everybody else averages 3 points or less and doesnt offer much else in other areas.
Those guys only do well because LeBron sets them up for success. If Wade was the #1 guy on the Heat, they would have massive ups and downs on offense, and the defense would be nonexistent. OKC would still have a defense without KD.
I lied there is one and only one argument to make. Wosh>Westblaka because Russ doesn't know his place and uses too many possessions while Wade has clearly learned where he sits in the Miami food chain.
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Oh also, new thread rule. Everytime Westbrook and Ibaka are mentioned in the same point they must be referred to as Westblaka.
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Russell Westbrook + Ibaka is better than Wade + Bosh for sure, they're younger and more athletic and do their jobs better (if you count Westbrook as a secondary scorer/distributor rather than a pure PG).
But I think the rest of Miami's bench is better supporting cast than OKC bench. I also think if you removed Lebron and Durant, Wade and Bosh would step up and Heat would be doing similarly as well as they are now, and OKC would suck because Russell Westbrook trying to take more shots than Kobe every night.
But I don't really think Durant should be MVP over Melo since Melo carries Knicks harder than Lebron and Durant do for Heat/Thunder. If I was giving out MVP awards, I'd do Melo > CP3 > Durant > Lebron, although the better players goes in reverse. Oh btw Durant moved into 2nd place as leading scorer (over Melo) because of his 52 last night in OT vs. Dallas.
And yeah, DRose means a lot for Bulls. Bulls would be probably be #1 seed right now if they had Rose this season (I think Heat would beat them in playoffs though). It's stupid to think otherwise lol. Rose was a pretty exciting player to watch and probably 2nd best pointguard in league after CP3.
3rd OT game in a row for Bulls, sadly didnt pull this one out. Nate once again showed us good getting us back in the game and his bad by missing tons of shots and making stupid plays. Its like a curse for Bulls backup PGs to want to be the star of the show making dumb plays. Watson, Pargo, and Lucas all did the same.
So I was looking at stats and noticed that Kevin Love was shooting 35% from the field this season. Like holy shit, I actually thought he was playing well coming back from his injury until I saw that. I know he got re-injured later but man thats a really pathetic number for a big man, especially one as talented as him. I know some of it is due to injury since Dirk is still playing poorly as well coming back from his, needs more time to get back into the groove.
Wade and Bosh will carry a team better than Ibaka and Westbrook, but Ibaka and Westbrook are better supporters.
Meh, no games for me to watch today. At least tomorrow there'll games all day since it's MLK day. Knicks vs. Nets again, let's see what happens with STAT and Shump back vs. Nets under Carlesimo.
Oh and LAL vs. Bulls will be interesting tomorrow night.
And yeah, Kevin Love isn't the same. I used to think we was best young Power Forward in game but now...Maybe he needs a change of scenery, no more Wolves.
Dwight Howard ejected from the game by picking up two techs. How many times has that happened this season?
Its official, the Kings are being sold to the Seattle group and relocation will be "overwhelmingly supported" according to league sources.
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Sideshow Andy done for the year. Had a blood clot in his lung recently. Remember that time the Cavs should have traded him for peak value?