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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  242 responses

Post Up: Nuggets WCF-Bound

While the Lakers look to end this thing tonight.

by Holly MacKenzie / @stackmack

Okay people: The important basketball news is that the Nuggets, the Denver Nuggets and all of their mismatched, troubled, tough and terrifically entertaining players defeated the Dallas Mavericks 124-110. That’s right, Denver is headed to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1985. That’s the year I was born. This is madness. Mayhem. Melo-goodness.

He had 30 last night, Billups had 28.

And they had some happy guys on the way to the locker room after the game. That was fun to see.

Now, for secret time: I skipped the game. Yeah I know, that sounds foolish, but I skipped out on the game to….. see Drake perform. And it was worth every single missed basket. He was great and besides the performance itself, seeing him so happy and proud and just filled with joy to be home, in his hometown performing for his fans, that was just special and had me so damn jacked all night long. I could not wipe the smile off of my face last night.

I love that guy and I cannot wait for his album to come out!

Shoutout to my guy Sweets for the hookup and the perfect night. I’m a happy girl today.

I did see the final 24 seconds of the game, Chauncey looking all content and the guys walking to the locker room. I love happiness.

And tonight, it’s LA and Houston. I’m looking for the Lakers to dig in and get it done tonight. I don’t think it’ll be 40 points, I don’t even think it’ll be 20, but I do think they will close this series out and gear up for those Nuggets.

It’s also Boston/Orlando and I’m hoping for the Magic to come through and force a Game 7. I like Game 7′s but I’m also trying to sort out if/when I’m going to Boston for these ECF’s, so I’d like a little more time. I don’t feel entirely comfortable relying on the Magic to get this done for me, though. Tension on that team between star player and coach doesn’t seem so great going into an elimination game.

Who’ve you got, are we going seven or is it ending tonight?

In case you missed it: ESPN is reporting that Dirk’s ex-girl duped an NFL player… TEN YEARS AGO. It’s time for her to retire that act she’s got going on.

Question for you all: Are you guys watching the NHL playoffs?

And… Because I missed it, Happy Birthday to our favorite teacher/Sam/giants fan, Mr. Rubenstein.

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  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    “i love happiness”. Great line, Holly.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    umm, Enn Acchh Ellll? For real? Like the immortal Sidney Dean once said to Billy Hoyle, ” no, icehockey. Now get your ass on the court, Gretzky!”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I like hockey.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Sam, happy Birthday. All the best from my side of the Globe.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I miss The Watcher.

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    Denver Nuggets. DENVER NUGGETS!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Holly got a hookup from a guy named Sweets? Hmmmmm….

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    Drunk off Cris’, Holly on E?

  • ABIMATOR

    2nite winners : Houston & Boston!

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    slow day. i’m going to stay up late tonight to root for houston. PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEAAASE take those damn lakers to the limit. Wear them out! The game starts at 03:30 AM. Better get some sleep in before tip-off

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    There was definitely some poetic justice to KMart getting that huge oop from JR to seal the deal. Carmelo’s star is rising in these playoffs. It would really be great to see him and the Nuggets dethrone the Fakeshow out West and battle Bron for new school supemacy.

  • ber

    Can Sam comeback to do a post about last night’s Lost?

  • AlbertBarr

    Celtics have the momentum but I feel like the Magic will push it to seven…Celtics are so good at destroying opponents leads in the fourth (or any time of the game a la Lakers of last years finals). If I were the Magic I would beware of a big lead…it seems to get the Celts all fired up.

  • AlbertBarr

    Lakers/Nuggets is going to be an awesome series IF the Lakers decide to play some defense and bring the intensity…these Nuggets are for real and they could steamroll the Lakeshow if they dont come to play.

  • Rasheedionics

    Which of George Karl’s big 3 is better:

    1. GP, Shawn Kemp, Schrempf

    2. Ray Allen, Sam I Am, Big Dog

    3. Melo, Chauncey, JR Smith(?)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Can I make a general statement? I think the Nuggets are going to be tough for Team LAP. They have the swagger, a solid coach, a champion point and a ton of athletes that can get it done. Their problem facing the Lakers will be three things. First, they have a volatle makeup to their roster, meaning, that if there is any form of conflict in a game (and there will be) the Lakers will benefit from the refs decisions as well as the front office’s. This could be series changing losing a big like K-Mart, Nene or The Birdman for a game. Second, the Lakers and Phil in particular won’t panic on the road if the Nuggets jump on them early in games 3 & 4 so it’s going to be on Chauncey to keep that ship steady. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Kobe take on a ton of minutes guarding him to try and neutralize him since we know Fish and Farmar will get eaten alive. If Chauncey can run things like he did in Detroit’s playoff runs and how he has so far this year, they have a real shot. The third problem is….and it’s a real one, that all outside forces that they’ll have no control over will be gunning to get the Lebron/Kobe Final set in stone. Playing at an incredibly high level may not be enough to get past that stonewall. Kobe has to be excited for the Dahntay Jones matchup and who else can switch off to him? K-Mart? Melo? Kleza? Kobe will get his biggest numbers of the playoffs in this series but Pau is going to catch hell from the Nuggets front court rotation and Bynum better play at his Hall Of Fame level. All that being said, sorry Houston, it’s over, and it should turn out to be a really solid series.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Good analysis, E.

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    The Lakers will win tonight, as much as i don’t want them to

  • AlbertBarr

    I didn’t think about the Kobe match-up problems…Nuggets really don’t have anyone who can guard Kobe…Nice E.

  • AlbertBarr

    Eboy, are you suggesting that the officiating will be Kings/Lakers 2002-esque or are the “outside” forces you refer to something else.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    I know EVERYONE wants a Lakers v Cavaliers matchup… but well… I guess I’d much rather see Carmello vs Lebron, since they’d literally check each other for 48 minutes. It’s just a better matchup.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Similiar to that Albert….but not as blatant. The Nuggets could pull the ultimate fu*k you to all of the national media and the NBA itself if they can get past the Lakers, but’s it’s going to be incredibly difficult and not just from the Lakers talent level.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Jukai, I know I’d rather see a Cavs/Nugs Finals, but then again, I’d like to see Kobe humbled on the biggest stage again by the games best player, so I’m conflicted.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    I want Kobe to get another ring, because sometimes (I know this is going to sound RIDICULOUS) but the hate Kobe gets for his game is unjustified. I don’t think Shaq “helped” kobe get rings more than Kobe got Shaq rings. The Lakers would have been annahilated by the Spurs, the Kings… hell, they may have been beat by the Mavericks and Nets of the era, if the Lakers only had Shaq or only had Kobe.
    Still, I f*cking hate the Lakers. So, yeah, I get that humbling thing yer talking about.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    The nugs lakers series is gonna be great.

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    I see where you’re coming from there, Jukai. Although it’s just a very small part of me that wants Kobe to get his ring as The Man on his team. Just for NBA history’s sake. A bigger part of me wants to see Melo in the Finals though

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Melo vs Lebron would really be sweet. As long as Lebron doesn’t downright dominate him TOO much.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    OMG Holly your so freakin LUCKYYYY. Drake is the best thing that has ever happened to Toronto’s urban comunity. The whole city b buzzin

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I wanna see kobe win one more.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    And after all the years of hearing hate on how Melo is Sh*t and just scores and hes overated, This victory feels O SO SWEET. and hopefully we keep this train moving

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    F*ck Kobe. Give me some new blood with an NBA ring. Bron or Melo would do.

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    I want to see C Billz & Melo give the ultimate FU to Dumars. I think Denver has a better chance of beating the Cavs than the Lakers. I would like to see Kobe humbled again. Im also scared for an frustrated/angry Kobe to be patrolling Colorado late at night..

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I also wouldn’t mind seeing Chauncey win another ring, but I know a few people who would feel otherwise.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Slick Nick just won best comment of the year.

  • Geoff

    AH, nice to see the Mavs were like I thought they were. People were impressed that they beat a two man team that when it came ime to play a real team, they showed their true colours….

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I mean really, you need to see Kobe win another ring? He had infinite success in the early part of his career and has been in two other Finals that he lost. And you feel some form of sorrow for him not having one “as the man”. GTFO of here with that sh*t. I wish Charles Barkley would have got ONE! I wish Patrick Ewing would have got ONE! (sorry Shia) I wish Stockton would have got ONE! Sh*t, I wish STEVE NASH would have got ONE!!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh yeah, AI too, Bernard King, Chris Webber even Karl Malone deserved ONE.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    i am watching the Hurricanes, as i always do when they are in the playoffs, i am not a fan, but i want my city’s team to succeed. And Nuggets!!!!

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Thanks Jukai, Im seriously scared for Kobe in CO. I hope he’s not Doin Work

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    Slick, the Nugs have a better chance then the Lakers?? GTFOH

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Hummerz

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    James has the Ball(a)s still havent dropped

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    cosign White Hot

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Eboy: Okay, I’ll agree with you outside of Patrick Ewing. Don’t leave out Dominique Wilkins who deserved a ring too! Dude played hard and was never noticed!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    BETCATS … how is the golf … god that never gets old!! Anyways, I don’t know how you knew they haven’t dropped but it’s a glandular problem!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    I think Chauncey deserves another ring. It’s really hard to not like the Nuggets this year. They’re incredibly fun to watch and they’re REALLY good. I think they’ve been the best team in the playoffs so far. I know Cleveland swept both thier rounds so far, but it was against garbage teams. Denver beat 2 solid teams VERY handily and the Lakers aren’t doing as well as I thought they would do. On a side note, does anyone know if KG would come back for the Boston Cleveland series?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I don’t think karl malone or ewing deserved one cause they’re both chokers. I can’t apologize for being a kobe fan though and I agree with everyone else you mentioned E.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I forget ‘Nique.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I hate to say it, but Reggie deserved one too.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    Wayno, I agree with Cle, they won against teams that would not be in the West. Denver has been the best. But the Lakers get complacent. When a team beats them or know they are playing a good team they all step it up. Check last game, or during the season. Don’t count the Lakers out on Denver, they will beat them in 5/6 … The Lakers walked to the finals last year. And Boston Struggled. So ya never know what will happen.

  • babygab

    Remember how Josh Howard said he didn’t want to be seen fishing with Chuck,C-Webb,E.J and Kenny ? Well I guess he won’t escape it lol ! Man the Nugs are the last team that could probably stop L.A. I mean the cavs are great but I still don’t believe they would be abble to stop Kobe and his squad in an NBA final. The Mamba would not allow it !!! On the other hand I believe the nuggets have the appropriate personel to get the job done. Jukai had a point it will all come to how great they can execute. Come on Nuggs show me some corones !!!

  • AlbertBarr

    Nuggets have a great opportunity…Lakers are going to be at their best next round though…they have to be and the Lakers at their best is pretty freakin good…it will take the Nuggs best effort and like eboy said earlier the NUggs biggest risk is their emotions…the lakes can afford to have fischer get suspended now and again but the Nuggs cant afford to lose anybody…The lakers were definitly the best team in the playoffs last year up to the finals and it didnt mean ish…the fact that the Lakers have room to get better is their advantage…Maelo said it last night “the regular season and how you play isnt important, what is important is getting better every game evry series.” The Nuggs may have room to get better but I think they are playing about as well as they can, the lakes have yet to put together back to back dominance…should be interesting

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    @ James, i am a man of god, the lord knows, not me.

    @ Eboy, no reggie really really really didnt.

  • babygab

    Oh sorry I was actually referring to Eboy analysis ! My bad !

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Any guy that put in that much time with one team (like Patrick and Reggie, two guys I hated) at an incredibly high level deserved the glory of winning a ring. They just happened to play in the era of great great teams and one incredible player that kept them from getting there.

  • AlbertBarr

    Im sure Eboy would have said even Dirk deserves a ring before Kobe gets another but then that would mean the Heat would have lost in 06…

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I’d actually be satisfied with a cavs lakers final no matter what the outcome because I think the lebron kobe debate will be somewhat settled by that matchup.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Good points James & albert. Anyone know about KG?

  • AlbertBarr

    KG is listed day to day, his injury is noted as “Batsh!t Crazy.”

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Dirk is getting closer.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    I am disgusted nobody here thinks Micheal Redd or Carmelo deserve rings.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    I don’t think he is playing Wayno. But if he did I would be a happy man!!! I want the Magix to win!!! Give Cavs a chance to lose some games!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    BET, I was referring to old-school cats pretty much.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Eboy: I just felt that Ewing did a lot of things COUNTER PRODUCTIVE of getting a ring. He always wanted to “be the man” and take the last shot, even when it was a dumb one. He always wanted to try and block everything, even when there was no chance in hell he could. Kind of like Iverson, in a sense, but I’d rather see Iverson get ten rings before Ewing would get one.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    I think that Michael Redd doesn’t deserve a ring.Well not so much that he doesn’t deserve,more that a team with Michael Redd as their primary option has little chance of winning one.Michael Redd could also be in the process of winning a ring now had he went to the Cavs.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Who is universally recognized as the best dude to never win a ring? Stockton? Baylor? Malone?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    old school cats are all dead to me, i live in the momement

  • AlbertBarr

    Michael Redd…No way he deserves a ring. If any oft injured scorer that demands the ball all the time deserves a ring its Gilbert Arenas, just for his entertainment value…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I wish I could live in the momement.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Is “the momement” somewhere in Nebraska?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    It’s French for ‘momently’,right BET?

  • Jacob

    Nuggets are going to give the Lakers a run, I hope the Nuggets do win that series, id much rather see a Lebron vs Melo finals

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Wait, this is normally BET’s Spanish class time……..

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    no the momement is something that only i can do, yall cats dont get it and wont get it

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Momentito?

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    You guys are really stupid.
    BETCATS fat fingered the word he was writing. He meant to say “marmot.” He lives in a giant rodent. Dummies.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Clearly,we are the stupid ones.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    Why does everyone else BUT me get to live in giant rodents…my life sucks…

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Tito?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Stupido.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Rapido.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Cornholio?

  • AlbertBarr

    Nuggets will have most of their core intact for next season as well, they just need to try and retain JR smith if they can and Birdman if they want…if they were to get another piece as well (good back up small forward?) they could be cookin’.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Jermaine?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Randy?

  • AlbertBarr

    I hope I never get fat-fingered by BET in a rodent. Sound terrible (which is french for terrible)

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Beavis

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Reebe?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LET’S GO ROCKETS !!!!!!!!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Eboy 10:57 am.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    I pray Kobe gets a ring this year. Then I wanna see what creative bull the haters can come up with to sully the accomplishment. So far its been somewhat entertaining, albeit repetitive. Kinda like a stripper with a stutter.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    And if one Denver fan says anything about the “incident” during the playoffs, Kobe is gonna beast out. I think people haven’t talked about that aspect of the series. I believe this is the series Kobes been saving his energy for. This and the finals of course. I expect the Lakes to feed off the hate. And we know there’s more than enough to go around.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    COSIGN ZEE… Teddy the bear, how is your anal retarted sister doing? Still having trouble?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    Teddy the takes it in the rear bear … I hope Kobe gets five rings all together. 2 more.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Kobe has been saving his energy? So he saw into the future and knew he would be playing the Nugs? Really?

  • AlbertBarr

    Two more rings for Kobe? I am gonna go with one…maybe. And time is running out…

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    @TAD I sure as hell know he didn’t think he’d be playing the Mavs in the WCF.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Kobe knows next week’s lottery numbers.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Kobe knows the right way out of this recession.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Kobe always knew that Andrew Bynum wasn’t the missing piece for over two years now.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Kobe knows you all hate him. That’s all he needs to know to win.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Zee: Its c*ck riders like you that make me regret wishing that Kobe gets another ring.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    speaking about the momement (good one, BET), are we finally gonna find out if Bears DO come to those windows Mambiatch was referring to? Maybe if the Lakers can beat Houston, the mystery will be solved.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Please. I’m telling it like it is. Fall back.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Hey Zee, I wanna be just like you. Is there enough room on Kobe’s @$$ so my mouth can be surgically grafted to it as well?

  • AlbertBarr

    Jukai 2 – Zee! – 0

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I think the best Kobe lovers have already downloaded the new cover, photoshopped their picture over LeBron’s with lips puckered, and hung it up on their bedroom walls.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    hehe “puckered”. cute.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    It’s great. When Kobe isn’t scoring well in the beginning of the season, it’s that he doesn’t have to because he has a better team. When his team struggles at the end of the season and kobe isn’t scoring well, it’s because he’s saving his energy for the playoffs. When he doesn’t score well in the playoffs, it’s not from the defensive intensity of Ron Artest and Shane Battier and because he’s lost a step because he’s older or that he’s playing with nine fingers, he’s STILL SAVING HIS ENERGY FOR THE NEXT ROUND.
    Holy cow…

  • AlbertBarr

    It is easy to forget that Kobe is playing with nine fingers, I’m sure it bothers him from time to time…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    Jukai lol … if he isn’t scoring good why is he 2nd in scoring of who is left in the playoffs? lol while using nine fingers and not having a step …

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Kobe is ghey.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    ciolkstar is grey.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    James: First off, he was third in scoring for the regular season and is FOURTH in scoring for the post season… while taking more shots than all those dudes infront of him. This is not the 35 point a game monster we are used to.
    Does it say something about Kobe that he can average 28 points and he’s “not scoring good?”
    Yes, it does say something about him.
    It also shows how stupid Kobe fans are to say “JUST WAIT HE’S SAVING HIS ENERGY!” when he’s pouring in 28 points a game.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    His shooting percentage is actually up from last year… just saying.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    It just wouldn’t be a SLAMonline comments section without a bit of casual homophobia now would it?

  • AlbertBarr

    Izzo – I have noticed this as well…not exactly SLAMonlines most attractive trait…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    I said second for the players left in the playoffs. And Tony and Wade both make layups. Kobe is 90 percent shots from a foot in on the three point line. Show me someone who can drop 28 a game just shooting from that distance. And I didn’t say he’s saving his energy… but I do think he is saving his body from not driving all the time. When you can shoot 47 percent from the field with just shots. And shoot 7 less free throws then Lebron James but still only average 2 points less then him… hey I will take that along with wins. And we aren’t seeing that beast of 35 points because he doesn’t have to. If Kobe lost his offensive touch then Bron and Wade are in trouble. Neither of them even have ONE 60 point game. Kobe, out of his prime and losing his steps, and not as good as he was, and a wash up … dropped only one this year. And it is still more then them. Bron is the strongest best basketball player in the league he is 24 and physically gifted. But I am a kobe fan. Just like BET sticks up for the Charlotte (garbage team) bobcats. Kobe fans stick up for Kobe… just like yall stick up for Bron … lol the point is if he is as bad as yall say he is, he is doing pretty good for being that sh1tty!!

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Funny thing is, based on percentages, someone in here probably IS gay.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Uhm…..Wade and Lebron had multiple 50 point games this season. Kobe’s one 60 doesn’t equal that James. He had nothing else close to that total the rest of the season. Think before you type. Just saying.

  • AlbertBarr

    James the Balla said it “Bron is the strongest best basketball player in the league he is 24 and physically gifted.” Argument closed…LeBron is the best.

  • AlbertBarr

    How is that funny Myles? Seems to me the reason one should not be so casual with homophobic comments.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I think Myles was being funny without insult, Albert.

  • AlbertBarr

    I thought his comment was Gay. And retarded.

  • AlbertBarr

    Actually, I dont really care THAT much…I am not innocent of politically incorrect slang…I just live in Humboldt County California where there is a very sensitive Liberal social agenda so one must be VERY careful when they throw around relatively harmless words like Gay or retarded. (That is what I say the most…retarded…there just isnt a very good substitute in our language right now)

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    Has anyone else seen those Dave&Buster commercials with the mini-me version of the person called the fun-side? Von Wafer looks like Ron Artest’s fun side.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    If you still consider one of those words to be an insult,you’re probably the walking definition of the other one.

  • AlbertBarr

    I though Wade’s scoring was more dynamic and exciting this year than anything Kobe has done…and when Dwayne or Lebron go off they manage to throw in a nice amount of assists as well…goes back to how Kobe can only do one thing at a time…pass or score.

  • thesubwayconnection

    The fact that the majority of Kobe’s shots are from that range explains a lot, James. Educated players will tell you that shooting more jump shots is poor selection, settling, or a lack of finishing. I don’t think Kobe has trouble finishing plays near the rim, so it’s gotta be one of the other two. And as for shooting 7 less FTs a game? That comes from shooting jump shots and not going to the hole. And as PS, I’ll take a 50 point triple double over a 60 point game anyday.

  • Tommy Patron

    Malone and Miller deserve exactly what they have. You cannot flop your way to a championship.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    His per minute numbers are also eerily similar to last seasons.

  • Tommy Patron

    So, you write for a basketball website and skip the game to see something called Drake.

  • http://www.showmeyourwits.com showmeyourwits

    When I see Kobe on the bench building up Sascha’s confidence and telling him to keep shooting no matter what, even though he’s elbowed him out of frustration in the past, I know he is locked in this year. He’s getting that ring

  • AlbertBarr

    If Malone had won a chip I dont think it would have been by flopping his way but Hacking his way to the chip. Malone would struggle with the new hand-checking rules…he was the worst.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    @James: I’m pretty sure Dirk JUST finished a series where he dropped 30 plus ppg while mostly shooting jumpshots

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    That victory was sweeter than Jessica Biel’s ass dipped in caramel.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    Melo … GTFOH with your Denver team lol. Look… yall say Kobe fans can’t be normal or say good things about anyone else. I just did and yall still bashed Kobe and talked Bron up lol. Make room for more lawn chairs in bron’s a$$holes so other bandwagon jumpers can get in as well. Balla out … fa&&ots … and that goes without saying Teddy the bear would be the gay one. And his mother is a stripper. His sister told me while I was bending her over …

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    James is a character.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Albert and Izzo: After reading James’ post, that “casual homophobia” took on a whole new level of truth.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Jukai, your hate is comical. And for the record, I’m a LAKER fan. I hope the Lakers get another ring. So if Kobe succeeding is the best way to get it, so be it. Stop wildin son.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Lakers/Nuggs WCF: where no defense happens.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Sigh.

  • http://effyou@heythere.com Allenp

    some people just ruin convos.

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Is Dwight’s lame apology enough to correct the Magic’s trainwrecked postseason?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Slick, I wouldn’t say it’s a trainwreck of a postseason. Sure, the most people thought this was the Magic’s series to take. But, in reality, the Celtics had the focus and the experience.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    happy, love. love, happy, drake(sucks), canada, love. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    momemememememement

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Tarzan, you got to be sleeping still. Drake sucks?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Ryane Nelson-Jones: how are you! You are right, the Celtics are superior in focus and experience: AT THE COACHING LEVEL. If Stan Van Gundy wasnt such a bad coach, this situation wouldnt have occured. He is doing the same thing in Orlando that he did in Miami right before he got fired: rely on 3 point shooting and use the dominate center as a distraction/rebound tool. Such a terrible coaching philosphy is very easy to beat, and Doc Rivers knows that, thus the Celtics are winning. Because talent wise on the court, the Magic are the far better team, but sometimes on the court advantages dont win games or series, as werid as that sounds it is true.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Wow, I didn’t mean anything by it. I was just trying to rile up the Kobe stans. besides, I though “ghey” was an acceptable substitute for wack, lame, etc…

    And whats a “Drake”?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    cio, your my homey, but you get dumber and dumber by the day. Homer Simpsoning it up isnt always the best idea, commenting wise

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I don’t know, but I’ve been saying sh*t’s been “gay as fu*k” since the early 80′s and I never meant it to be disrespectful to gay’s in general. Maybe it’s an North American thing.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Here, I’ll use it in some examples: “New Kids? That sh*t’s gay as fu*k”. Uhm, what else? Oh yeah, “You wearing fake Jordans? That’s gay as fu*k, bro”. One more? “You didn’t bang that girl from the club. You’re gay as fu*k, bi*ch” I don’t get the angst about it.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Eboy:You’re using the word ‘gay’ as an insult,as if it is somehow a bad thing to be.Obviously,it has evolved to mean ‘lame’,but there’s a reason for that.Even if you’re not actually meaning to insult homosexuals,using the implication of homosexuality as an insult,even if the word has taken on a different meaning,is well…insulting.Would people feel the same if the reactions to those examples were “You’re black as f*ck”,”What an It*lian thing to do”?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It’s obviously an American thing, Iz. I’ve actually heard extremely similar things to the two examples you cited. Actually, maybe it’s a Jersey thing. Not too sure….but I know that the whole hangup about “gay bashing” became null and void once our entire country started to air gay television shows, awarded the gays their own television network, began to allow acceptance of gay marriage in certain states, popularized them in all forms of media, etc. It’s time to let that whole thing go away.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    And actually, it’s an insult to me when I randomly turn on MTV and check in on the Road Rules/Real World: The Duel TV show and see two dudes toungue kissing. You follow?

  • AlbertBarr

    It’s time to let that whole race thing go away…It’s time to let the whole gender thing go away…It’s time to let the whole Jew thing go away…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    It’s not an American thing at all,actually.The same happens over here,but usually people grow out of it,not always though.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Albert, in every way, it would be nice if EVERYONE was viewed as equal so these type’s of conversations would never have to be broached.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Eboy:How is it an insult?

  • AlbertBarr

    For me, I am not upset or insulted by the use of the word gay…I just can understand how, to homosexuals, it can be insulting…I guess I try and respect that. And the original comment was about how it wouldn’t be a Slam thread without casual homophobia…which does insult and offend me a little bit. The difference is using slang because it is commonplace or using it cause you really are fearful of homosexuality. Sometimes it just feels like the latter on here. Hard to get someones intent through writing though…

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i live in the Bay and trust, it’s the exact same way as Albert describbed above at Humboldt. i went to high school in jersey so i know what Eboy was talking about regarding to the usage of gay to mean lame (“that’s mad gay yo” comes to mind). i learned quickly to exclude that out of my vocab when i moved here.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    This convo is gay.

  • AlbertBarr

    albie1kenobi knows…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It’s an insult to me as a father, that I would have to make sure that my son doesn’t walk into the room and have him see it happening so I don’t have to explain to a 4 year old “why are those two boys kissing”. I know at some point he’ll know about it, but it doesn’t need to be now. They can do that all day long, with who they want and when they want, but if it affects me and others like me, then it’s wrong. Just like the perceived insult the words I’ve used in my examples would be wrong to others.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    I assume we’ve all seen the comment sections accompanying the John Amaechi stories.That’s the type of stuff I’m talking about,not the gay=lame thing,while bad,isn’t nearly as offensive or small minded.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    ^that comment was como-erotic

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    btw, the past few days there actually had been some very objective and great comments coming from the lakers fan base here, which i think everyone welcomed. but as soon as one or two commenters egged on them it’s all back to the same old ways. c’mon people, you don’t have to be SOOO defensive and have the “me (and kobe)against the world” attitude all the time.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Eboy really doesn’t get it, I guess.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Jukai, go fu*k yourself.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Eboy:How is it more or less offensive than seeing a man and a woman kiss?

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    Character in the house!!

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    I think the real problem here is Eboy watching Real World/Road Rules

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    This isn’t a biblical issue, Izzo. Using my own home as an example, my son see’s his father and mother living together and the rest of his immediate family has the same structure. Until he’s old enough to UNDERSTAND (something a bunch of you characters need to learn the definition of)that their are different relationships in life, he should be able to comprehend THAT structure first and then progress from there. Again, that’s just my example.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    @Izzo: even though you are right, it’s still harshly frown upon around this corner of the world. people here are trained not to reference any minority group in a negative way. it’s actually really odd that we are so liberal AND closed minded at the same time. it’s still mind boggling really, and i’ve lived here for 10 years. i’m not sure if that makes sense to you, but i know Albert knows what i’m talking about.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Nick, that’s probably accurate.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    *there

  • ciroqobama

    The Duel is ghey

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Oh, and Drake really does suck.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    albie:It’s the same over here,while the country historically has been politcal left wing,it has been hugely socially conservative(divorce has only been legal since ’95 and abortion still isn’t).I think it might be a bit more extreme in the US,though.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    Gay = Bad … Women = beautiful … women + gay = fun … women + gay + me = James is a happy man. Men + gay = NO EQUATION (robot voice)!!

  • AlbertBarr

    Most Liberals around have the problem of being too principled…they will not participate if it means compromising their beliefs in ANY way, they harangue those who do not agree with them out of self-righteousness (like Eboy is getting attacked right now for not agreeing with Izzo and I 100%) and end up shooting themselves in the foot because A) do you think eboy is more or LESS open to our point of view at this point? and B)you cant make progress by having to be right. Do you want to be principled or do you want to get things done?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    do people really need to have a serious shi+ conversation HERE? I understand the ‘well this talk needs to be talked’ approch, but please do it on your links, not in a room with a bunch of non-serious, non-intelgent opinions (such as James’s 5:02 or my 13:69).

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    live in the momememememememememememememememement

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    @Izzo: “divorce has only been legal since ‘95 and abortion still isn’t.” wow really? abortion i can understand but divorce was illegal before 95? that’s just…wow.
    @Albert: that’s probably the most intelligent analysis i’ve heard regarding to the culture/atmosphere we live in. nicely done.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Albert:I don’t think I’m attacking Eboy,my questions are so I understand his positions and opinion,since we’ve never discussed it before.I’m definitely not trying to set him up in anyway.I just think it’s pretty sh*tty the way homosexuals are treated the world over.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    The Steve Francis video thread on SLAMTV would be a perfect place for this discussion.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    that’s why we love having you around, BET. thanks.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    @BET lol, 13:69?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Izzo: Divorce was legal way before 1995, in america at least.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Albie:Cath-O-Lic Church.Bad scene.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    @BET, it is James’, not James’s. Get my name right BIAAA

  • ciroqobama

    Kenyon Martin is reading this thread while calling Mark Cuban a “fa%&ot Motherfu(ker”

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    lets get what everyone wants from arguing (including myself, masta of da flame): “Since some stranger on the internet challenged my morale beliefs, i will adopt theirs instead”……………… now lets talk about the real story here: the rise of Slick Nick Da Ruler as a funny commentor. That guy!!!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    @James: I meant James’s as in a comment james made, thus possesive of James, thus making it James’s. Go to school or live in the momemememement with your boy

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    looks like i wen agone

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    @Izzo: i completely forgot about that church thing. touché.

  • http://lacuevacrosscountry.com Slick Nick Da Ruler

    Somewhere, Mark Cuban and Kenyon are getting matching lips tattoos

  • AlbertBarr

    Thanx albie

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    @BET … then it would still be JAMES’!!!

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    It’s still James’, BET. Step yo grammar game up!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    not in amurika its not

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    lol thanks star for the typing back up!!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    their is a Iron Curtain emerging over Canada…this flame war will be a cold one

  • http://jakeandamir.com tealish

    If its LAL vs DEN, I wouldn’t know who to root against. I can do without the Iverson bashing if the Nuggets pull it out, but then again it’s Bean we’re talking about… Oh who am I kidding, GO DENVER

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i wonder what the % of neutral fans are rooting for Lakers and nuggets.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    So gay used to mean happy but evolved (or deevolved) to mean homosexual and now its taken another turn to mean lame or stupid. I think people need to focus on the intent rather than what they want to hear. Calling a video game gay while a little juvenile doesn’t actually imply homosexuality. Political correctness can kiss my @ss.

  • AlbertBarr

    Nuggets have to be the neutral favorite as the “underdogs” right?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    I am a neutral fan rooting for Denver. Team basketball + no hype = what i like

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    No such thing as neutral when it comes to the Lakers…

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    unfortunately i think ciolkstar is right. i wonder if it’s coz the Lakers organization or if it’s coz of the fans. i’m guessing it’s both, kinda like the yankees. when did this love/hate thing started for the lakers though? i mean when it was the 80′s showtime, most neutral fans sided with them right? so did this begin with nick van exel? shaq? kobe?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    ^the last one

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    for me personally, i stopped rooting for the lakers after game 1 of 2001 finals, when the 6ers won the game in OT. i’m not even sure why. i feel like that was when anakin turned into darth vader.

  • omg

    Man its all good bcuz Drake is that guy right now. Hes takin over.

  • http://slamonline.com James The Balla

    Drake is gay. ghey. gray. grey. and gaay.

  • http://www.showmeyourwits.com showmeyourwits

    I’m more of a Kobe fan than a Laker fan, which considering how much I hated him before is weird to say. Once I saw him actually struggle with something and have some real adversity in his life all while being DOMINANT I couldn’t help but route for dude. Now that it’s his show I’ll pull for the Lakers, but I understand the hate.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I would love to see Pau Gasol carry Kobe to a championship ring.

  • melvin ely

    Re: Denver vs LA WCF
    Dear SLAMonline Commenters,
    F*ck you.
    Sincerely,
    The Houston Rockets
    PS: See you in LA for Game 7 b*tches

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    I hope you’re right, Melvin. Oh yeah….”If you’re scared…”

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Some thoughts on what just happened:
    - When Scola gave Lamar the double spin move in the first quarter… i smiled like a proud father
    - On Landry’s Hammerdunk in the fourth, Camera panned over to KBiatch waiting to sub in, and he gave one of my favorite Kobe-faces ever: the “nooo, Pau you are so beneath me” look.
    - Artest TOTALLY flopped on that technical. His antics are really starting to annoy me. Every game, he tries to provoke the Mambiatch. I hate Kob’s with a passion, but that was no Technical Foul. Get outta here.
    - Hey look, a Darth Stern sighting.
    - In the first quarter, i thought i was listening to STAN Van Gundy. So enthusiastic was the hyperbole spewing out of Jeff’s mouth. Good thing he settled down as the game progressed.
    And last of all, how brazen is it to put Scola on the bench late in the 3rd, with the game he was having, then let Carl Landry run havok like that. Adelman’s got skills.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    RAY ALLEN: WAKE UP ALREADY!

  • melvin ely

    @eboy: made that comment when rockets were up 10 with about a minute left. Pretty much knew they were dunzo by then.
    Feel sorry for holly bout getting the outcome of game 6 wrong, but I’m curious to know what she thinks about these rockets if she really loves happiness that much :) cos really, this is one happy bunch of guys

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i love how rockets keep proving us wrong.

  • AlbertBarr

    Game 7 will be interesting…

  • AlbertBarr

    Can the Rockets win it?

  • AlbertBarr

    oh…and Holly gets her wish…game 7s…

  • melvin ely

    I’ll be the first to admit that Houston would probably have little to no chance of snatching game 7, but damn if these rockets haven’t already won me –and a lot more others– over with their style of play and heart on the court. Which, really, makes it very hard to imagine Holly rooting against them, heheh. Also, at what point this week is my previous comment going to come out of moderation?

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Umm, since nobody’s jumping on this, here goes: WAIT TILL BYNUM GETS BACK!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    melvin? my guess is Sunday, 9.15pm.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    the worst part of a game 7 wouldn’t be a loss, but a loss on the road, the rockets deserve a standing ovation from their fans the last time they walk off the court…hopefully if they do lose LA will be classy..maybe..

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Lakers are gay.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Darksaber…While i sgree Kobe didnt deserve the T, Artest didn’t really flop, he did get head butted in the mouth by Kobe, they showed him later talking to Kobe and he stuck his tongue out to show Kobe the cut, it didnt look intentional, but i guess the refs thought so. Artest’s reaction, running around, was actually because he got called for the foul first, so he ran away because he disagreed with the call, but he fell back first because he really did get hit..

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Rockets are like the Bulls of the west now – everyone says they have no chance but they keep playing hard. Loved Aaron Brooks’ comment postgame:
    Question: “How do you feel everyone writing this team off, and how will you approach game 7?”
    Brooks: “We still have no chance(sacrastic)! But we’re gonna play anyway.”
    Aaron Brooks > Allen Iverson

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    RV: i get that, really do. But watch the play again and Ron was wrapping his arms around KB24 starting at around midcourt, away from the ball…. that’s just unnecessary. That foul did not merit a T. Thing i never knew about Playoff ball, 7 T’s and you miss a game. Nba, where learning new facts happen.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    she really asked “Outside of the houston lockeroom not many people had given you a chance..” sorry, just had to correct you so his answer made more sense

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    oh, well then i dont know what happened there, i only saw the head butt part…i think the refs always overeact when Stern is in the House…and maybe it’s time for someone new to step up and get techs…Phil Jackson, this means you..

  • melvin ely

    @Darksabre: yeah I thought so. Was this because I typed in “f*ck” and “b*tches” on the same post? Hmm, didn’t know slamonline frowned upon asterisks so harshly :D

  • melvin ely

    @ RV: Phil getting T’d up and thrown out of a game would be awesome. And this is only because I’m imagining his post game interview about how competetively they used to coach games in his neighborhood that coaches would occassionally die of chair legs through the heart.

  • Ted Dong

    LET’S GO ROCKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ted Dong

    8888888888888888888888888

  • http://slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/fear/ Freedom Fries

    If it’s safe to say that Lebron and company are on a mission this year to annihilate every team they face this year, then the Softshow in La is on a mission to mail in every other game. LA really doesn’t deserve a win against HOU – I’d love to see them humiliated at home (again). But either way they’ll get smoked against Denver so we can all look forward to Melo vs. Bron. Dear Kobe, we just don’t believe in your sorry a_s anymore and we don’t care about you anymore. We once did, but right now that seems like a lifetime ago. Peace.

  • clapzilla

    KOBE! LEBRON! FINALS! 2009! ON ABC! NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

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