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@  pharmag : (24 April 2014 - 03:03 AM) Yeah he has. Hope the refs get their act together though. They are just frustratingly inconsistent. They let Harden and Mathews basically have shoving matches and then call a foul Asik when LMA basically headbutts him to initiate contact. Either call it tight or not...
@  Cooper : (24 April 2014 - 02:31 AM) Howards been unreal
@  jorgeaam : (24 April 2014 - 01:54 AM) I don't know, but the D has been horrible
@  miketheodio : (24 April 2014 - 01:52 AM) where did this come from.
@  jorgeaam : (24 April 2014 - 01:52 AM) 11 points in 4 min
@  jorgeaam : (24 April 2014 - 01:51 AM) Wow, Howard,just wow
@  miketheodio : (24 April 2014 - 01:47 AM) OMG!
@  miketheodio : (24 April 2014 - 12:21 AM) wow the heat really do know how to execute their pick and roles. so smooth and not entirely obvious.
@  Buckko : (23 April 2014 - 11:04 PM) The Wiz team will have the #1 PG, maybe top 3 SG and best backcourt in the nba in a few years.
@  Cooper : (23 April 2014 - 05:20 PM) It was interesting to see guys like Derozan and Wall/Beal bounce back from bad first games.
@  miketheodio : (23 April 2014 - 04:44 PM) i liked the wiz vs bulls. wiz had a great comeback.
@  rocketrick : (23 April 2014 - 02:40 PM) Was it just me or were those East Conf playoff games last night boring?
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:16 AM) this is all speculation, but i honestly believe the NBA is trying to set a "tone" for some of these game.
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:15 AM) obviously blazers v rockets, but look at the first GSW v clippers game. same deal. this was also done a bit last year for hou vs okc.
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:14 AM) big proponent of let the players play. nba is too ticky tacky. i think the refs were told to be loose with the whistle for series that involved teams with bad blood.
@  rocketrick : (22 April 2014 - 12:55 AM) Hopefully the NBA will change their policy on reviewing plays in the final 2 minutes to include reviewing foul calls. Right now the NBA policy is simply not to review foul calls. Would probably end up in a longer game and completely stop the flow of the game. Still, it is better to get the call right especially in closely contested games.
@  rockets best... : (21 April 2014 - 11:56 PM) I never believed in corruption from high levels in the league however last nights game would be ammo for those that support it
@  rockets best... : (21 April 2014 - 11:53 PM) the NBA admitting their officiating mistake after the fact is hollow. they need better in-game correction and better overall officials. the crew last night was awful
@  BrentYen : (21 April 2014 - 08:30 PM) WT....NBA just corrected that last foul call on D12, should be on Freeland
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:43 PM) Yesssssss! I just saw here as well rocketrick, rejoice! http://blog.chron.co...play-in-game-2/

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Is Houston ready for two All-Stars? Even if one is Jeremy Lin?


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#1 Red94

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

New post: Is Houston ready for two All-Stars? Even if one is Jeremy Lin?
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#2 mike1two

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:06 AM

Let me be the first to make this preemptive strike that those who disparage Jeremy Lin or the Chinese because they vote him in are stupid, filthy human beings. They're the most vile of people. Nobody has done anything to anyone, especially Jeremy Lin. No one's cheated. Yet it's going to come like you said. So the question is not what should Jeremy Lin or other players should do or feel when it happens but what we should think of the many classless people living in this society.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

mike1two:
I have no problem with chinese people voting for who they want to see in the allstar game. they are fans just like all the rest of us. point is the allstar game is the fans game period. they can and should be able to put who they want in it. some said Yao didn't deserve to be there his first year, but he was a popular player and the fans wanted to see him. we can't hate on him for getting the vote out. besides (IMO) he deserved it. .......and by the way welcome the the forum :rolleyes:
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you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:41 AM

I'm not sure he'll win the vote. can't remember the reason i had heard why. but i don't think it's as big a boost as appears.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:43 AM

I prefer for the All-Star game to be played by the most deserving players, not based on race or even popularity. I don't care what race you are, if you aren't playing at that caliber you shouldn't be playing in the ASG. It won't happen, but based on Paul Pierce's play, I wouldn't vote for him, but since he is Pierce, he'll be in Houston in February. I also believe that Damian Lilliard should make the ASG(as a STARTER), but I don't see that happening due to CP3(who is equally deserving).

Oh and based on my evaluations Lin's play doesn't get him in the game.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:10 AM

Quick reminder why this is all wasted speculation.
Stern decides how much the "foreign" vote counts.
A couple of yrs ago McGrady was a leading vote getter despite being in and out of line-up w/injuries.
Stern simply decreed "overseas" votes would only count 70% of a US vote. Lo and behold AI narrowly beat out McGrady for the starting spot and the coaches naturally left him off the team.
It also depressed Yao's vote total so that he wasn't leading vote getter.

Stern decides how much the votes count and he can rig the voting by discounting "foreign" votes by whatever percentage he needs.
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#7 Rahat Huq

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:14 AM

Quick reminder why this is all wasted speculation.
Stern decides how much the "foreign" vote counts.
A couple of yrs ago McGrady was a leading vote getter despite being in and out of line-up w/injuries.
Stern simply decreed "overseas" votes would only count 70% of a US vote. Lo and behold AI narrowly beat out McGrady for the starting spot and the coaches naturally left him off the team.
It also depressed Yao's vote total so that he wasn't leading vote getter.

Stern decides how much the votes count and he can rig the voting by discounting "foreign" votes by whatever percentage he needs.

I think this was the reason I was trying to remember. I remember reading something about foreign votes not counting the same amount.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

"Hey China let us market all our product/league/players in your nation, but you only count about 70% (maybe less?) of an american basketball fan. Cool?" - David Stern.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

I think we need to redefine what All-Star means. If it's based on the popular vote, then All-Star simply means the one who shines above others. It doesn't imply that an All-Star is the best in the league, simply the most popular. Think of the word "Movie Star". It means the one who drives the biggest box office. It doesn't mean that particular actor is the best. You have award shows with judges that determine that, just as the NBA has awards at the end of the season. The All-Star game is simply an honor bestowed upon the players for the sake of their fans. It's all about ratings.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Would he do that with the players not being injured? I kinda get it w/ T-Mac not playing, but how can you hold it against someone who has been out there every night. Only David Stern.
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