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@  slick shoes : (11 May 2016 - 02:36 AM) dwight and kenny smith on TNT tonight showing love for each other.
@  slick shoes : (09 May 2016 - 08:13 PM) ...and we've got the great Kenny Smith coming in tomorrow.....
@  DenverRocket : (09 May 2016 - 05:50 PM) Apparently Blatt is interviewing today. Joerger close to signing up with Kings
@  majik19 : (07 May 2016 - 05:43 PM) um.. Dave Joerger anyone?
@  majik19 : (05 May 2016 - 04:25 PM) I was just about to ask about Vogel. But can he take us to the next level?
@  slick shoes : (05 May 2016 - 03:04 PM) Vogel is available. We need to snatch him up asap.
@  majik19 : (05 May 2016 - 02:59 PM) I also find it funny that McHale said "no thanks" to the Kings job.
@  slick shoes : (04 May 2016 - 03:07 PM) I'm really enjoying the fact that we have only interviewed one coaching prospect and he would rather coach the 2nd worst team in the NBA than us.
@  thenit : (28 April 2016 - 06:27 PM) Harden is the best offensive player but the best overall was Klay last night
@  majik19 : (28 April 2016 - 04:25 AM) klay thompson is the best player on the floor. hard to win when Harden isn't the best.
@  majik19 : (28 April 2016 - 04:19 AM) GS is better at hitting bad/covered shots than anyone on our team is at hitting open shots.
@  majik19 : (28 April 2016 - 04:16 AM) that was embarassing. 4 offensive rebounds. 2 missed 3s by Ariza and 2 missed 3s by Beverley.
@  Cooper : (28 April 2016 - 03:24 AM) this team is depressing
@  majik19 : (28 April 2016 - 03:01 AM) Ariza is a complete negative on the floor. he can't hit a shot or fight through/around a screen to save his life
@  majik19 : (28 April 2016 - 02:54 AM) everyone but james harden is terrible right now
@  thejohnnygold : (27 April 2016 - 08:49 PM) I think Walton is going to be a solid hire for somebody. I wouldn't mind if it were for us.
@  slick shoes : (27 April 2016 - 06:15 PM) I'd like to see them take it full circle and hire Walton. I don't know if he's the right buy for their young core currently, but maybe 2-3 years from now.
@  thejohnnygold : (27 April 2016 - 05:24 PM) Knowing LA, they will do something that leaves us all scratching our heads.
@  slick shoes : (27 April 2016 - 04:56 PM) While I do favor JVG, I hope that we also kick the tires on a few other guys as well.
@  thejohnnygold : (27 April 2016 - 01:34 PM) If you mean JVG--no, I'm not worried. :)


On the NBA: Let's make playoff love, not war

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:53 PM

    New post: On the NBA: Let's make playoff love, not war
    By: John Wilmes

    The playoffs show us something curious: the difference between the ideal and the practical. A “bad matchup” suggests, to me, not some rare quirk of the game or misnomer, but that we evaluate players with too much lack of the particular. When I hear X is better than Y, but Y is just a bad matchup for X, I think: You’re measuring incorrectly.

    Better, worse… who cares? Rankology and hierarchy be damned. We should look at the pantheons of players and teams like a periodic table, not a one-way list. Some mix well, others don’t—the goal, as a viewer and lover of the game each season, is not necessarily to determine who is best. Everyone loves that base bit of pride, surely—stick your finger up in the air with Aloe Blacc on in your Beats, I dare you to do it without swelling with self-worth at the thought of war won through your surrogate ballers—but the strange and varied permutations of humanity-by-way-of-athletes is what truly beats our hearts.

    Is Kevin Durant better than Tony Allen? Don’t even answer the question. Don’t consider it. Just arrest yourself to the captivating swirls of limbs they create. Like a mongoose and a snake, theirs is a classic battle we’re just lucky to watch. The cacophony of all-caps pseudo-words and exclamation points populating my Twitter timeline as they do their dynamic dance is all I want. Call me a sap for saying it, but it's Amazement I seek.

    Contests said to settle who’s the best are mostly all rhetorical, anyway. Such a thing cannot be firmly decided upon; everyone’s got their kryptonite and easy victims alike. Professional sports are a dramaturgical display of what the human body and spirit are capable of—they aren’t really war, you know. Much as we may put our impulses to imperialize into the games (and surely I do; I’ve been been spitting Bulls blood at anyone who will inch near me lately) they’re ultimately more worth living through as the arena of our imagination. We can’t fly, but we’ll watch these men try. We’ll see who can stop them, who can halt their flounce toward infinity. What a sight!

    So forgive me if I step on your team’s toes in the defense of my own. I’m just having trouble with my concepts. I only really came here because I thought it was the airport which humans burst forth from, and the dream of that makes me feel so much that I’ve reduced myself into something pointed and angry. I’ve fallen into the silliness of letting geography dictate how I talk about all this. I’ll try not to do that anymore, and only watch the lift-off in delight.

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    Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

    I think this article belongs here--and is a good read.  I have been anti-Russell Westbrook for most of his career; however, somewhere between his last return from surgery and last nights evisceration of the Spurs I have grown to appreciate his game.  I don't think anyone has put it in better words than GRANTLAND.


    My favorite part:



    The quintessential Russell Westbrook play is to careen headlong into a thicket of bad ideas and, armored by the swaggering unconcern generated by a nuclear-level athleticism, come out the other side with something really f***ing awesome. He blocks shots so as to observe their arcing flights into various sections of the lower bowl. He perceives multiple rim-shielding defenders the way a skateboarder might see a handrail and a set of stairs, stationary objects to be exploited for style points. He pulls up for irresponsible early-clock 30-foot napalm bombs because to hit one would be rad. He is the basketball version of parkour, a cost-benefit analysis that says doing five amazing things is worth doing 2.5 stupid ones.


    Love him or hate him; one thing is certain.  He is fun to watch.

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