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Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  111 responses

Post Up: Temperature Rising

The Heat send the Lakers back to the drawing board.

by Peter Walsh / @goinginsquad

Knicks 102 (25-13), Pistons 87 (14-25)

Across the pond, the Knicks and Pistons squared off in London for the NBA’s third regular season game ever in Europe. Carmelo Anthony must’ve been having flashbacks to the Summer Olympics because he was was lights out from the field once again in London’s O2 Arena. Melo and the Knicks got off to a hot start, going on a 16-0 run and ending the first quarter in the lead for just the second time in thirteen games. New York continued to hold the Pistons at bay in the second and led by 15 at the half. Detroit climbed back in the third quarter by going on a 16-2 run to cut the lead to four, but the Knicks responded with an 8-0 run to put them back up by double-digits heading into the final frame. In the fourth, Will Bynum (22 points) scored seven straight points to cut the lead to eight but it proved to be too little, too late as the Knicks pulled away for the fifteen-point victory. Melo finished with 26 points which marks 25 straight games where he has scored at least 20 points. Iman Shumpert made his return from a torn ACL and finished with 8 points and a steal in just under 15 minutes. J.R. Smith and STAT came off the bench to score 16 and 17, respectively.

 

Clippers 90 (31-9), Timberwolves 77 (16-20)

The Timberwolves played hard and were within striking distance for much of the contest but the Clippers had too much firepower for the undermanned Wolves. Minnesota lost their fifth straight and possibly Alexey Shved and Nikola Pekovic, who both left the game with injury in the second half. Jamal Crawford dropped 22, Blake Griffin scored 20 and Lamar Odom grabbed 12 boards and dropped 6 dimes in the win. The Wolves only trailed by five heading into the fourth but the Clippers depth (LA’s bench outscored Minny’s 45-23) was just too much for them to handle as LA pushed the lead to 13 with five minutes left to cruise to the victory. Luke Ridnour led the Wolves with 21 points and 5 assists.

 

Bucks 98 (20-18), Suns 94 (13-28)

Last night’s victory marked the first time that the Bucks defeated the Suns in Phoenix in 26 years. 26! Thirteen of the 30 players on the two rosters hadn’t even been born yet! Anyway, the Bucks reeled off a late 10-0 run that was capped by a Mike Dunleavy three with under a minute to go to give the Bucks the lead for good. Monta Ellis dropped 24 and dropped 6 dimes, Brandon Jennings scored 16 and Larry Sanders finished with 19 points, 15 boards and 2 blocks. Shannon Brown led the Suns with 20 points off the bench.

 

Heat 99 (26-12), Lakers 90 (17-22)

Think LeBron wanted this one? The best player on Earth put together a helluva performance with 39 points put on a show in Hollywood last night, taking a bow with 39 points, 8 dimes, 7 boards, 3 steals, 1 block and locked up Kobe during crunch time. The Heat set the tone early, exploiting LA’s terrible fast break defense by running the floor and dunking the ball four straight times. The Lakers kept fighting, though and rallied late to take the lead behind 13 fourth quarter points from Kobe. The Lakers threatened but Jesus Shuttlesworth made sure that the Heat would walk away the victors by scoring seven of his nine points over the last five minutes. Allen hit a beautiful floater in the lane which was followed up by a LeBron fadeaway that sealed the deal for the Heat and sent the Lakers searching for answers. Dwyane Wade had a big game with 27 points and 5 assists. Kobe finished with 22 on 8-25 shooting.

 

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  • Allenp

    Kobe is already talking about he needs help on offense if he has to play defense. Looks his role as defensive stopper will be short-lived.

  • Dagger

    Lebron James is one of the most underrated scorers in recent history. First to 20,000 points, third all-time in PPG, the wing player with by far the highest FG% in the league . . . .

    Many people understand that Lebron is a good scorer. But perhaps because they focus on flash or go-to moves, I’m just not sure that most realize how historic a scorer he really is. When you look at actual production, few have ever been better.

  • Comment_System

    who was guarding Ray Allen in the 4th?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    shocking

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lennay Kukua

  • ChosenOne

    1. LeBron is just something else, man does that dude have game!

    2. I’ll say it again.. Deng is an All-Star

    3. Pablo Prigioni’s defense is excellent

    4. LeBron James.

  • Comment_System

    Well played.

  • Max

    Probably because he doesn’t have alot of moves like u said.
    But if u can average 30 without a consistent jump shot (coupleof years ago), you’re pretty damn good.

  • Caboose

    1. TNT accidentally aired the View during the Lakers/Heat halftime show.
    2. LeBron’s shot selection can be puzzling at times.
    3. 8 for 25, 6 turnovers, p!ss poor defense, and he blames his teammates.
    4. When did Earl Clark become a marksman?
    5. I’m not sure exactly what Shane Battier brings to the court anymore.
    6. It’s cute when people think Durant is close to LeBron.

  • Caboose

    It’s funny, people anoint Durant as the better scorer because he can shoot. Some people do the same thing with Jordan vs Kobe. Shooting prowess can blind a lot of people from seeing who actually produces points better.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    List your All Star Reserves, below

  • Dagger

    I’ve felt this for a long time myself. Sometimes people confuse the way in which production is achieved (shooting, crossovers, etc) with production itself (scoring).

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    East:

    (G) – Kyrie Irving

    (G) – Jrue Holiday

    (G) – Paul George

    (F) – Al Horford

    (F) – Joakim Noah

    (F) – Tyson Chandler

    (F) – Brook Lopez

    .

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    West:

    (G) – Tony Parker

    (G) – James Harden

    (G) – Russell Westbrook

    (F) – Tim Duncan

    (F) – Marc Gasol

    (F) – David Lee

    (F) – Lamarcus Aldridge

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    would like you to scroll down to my comment and submit your all star reserves

  • Max

    East:
    Take out Brook Lopez and add Josh Smith

    West:
    Take out Marc Gasol and add ZBo.

    The rest I agree with.

  • Datkid

    gimme josh smith over al horford… but other than that i like your list

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    may i ask why?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You like the scoring offense & rebounding Z-Bo has been providing more than the passing and defense for Gasol i take it?

  • Caboose

    I posted mine on TPU yesterday. I’ll repost below.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah yesterday schmesterday.

  • Caboose

    East:

    (G) Jrue Holiday
    (G) Kyrie Irving
    (G) Paul George
    (F) Chris Bosh
    (F) Luol Deng
    (F) Paul Pierce
    (F) Joakim Noah

    West:

    (G) Russell Westbrook
    (G) James Harden
    (G) Stephen Curry
    (F) Tim Duncan
    (F) DeMarcus Cousins
    (F) David Lee
    (F) LaMarcus Aldridge

  • Max

    Yup, Zbo’s passing aint to bad either.
    If Marc would be more agressive on offense and rebounded al lil bit more he could be on there.
    He’ll be an allstar in the future no doubt.

  • LakeShow

    Durant has been better than LeBron this year… So… Cute/Accurate.

    Also, Kobe doesn’t get screens like Bron and Wade do. I believe that’s what he’s talking about. But I haven’t read the article, I should do that.

    Since when is pretty good defense, “pi$$ poor defense” ??

  • LakeShow

    How many jumpers did he make last night?

    How many dunks/layups did he have?

    FG% should be pretty damn high….

  • LakeShow

    What a p*ssy a$$ 34 year old! Right?

    He can only dominate one side of the floor for a full 40 minutes any more….

  • Caboose

    Pretty good defense? Ha.

  • Caboose

    I prefer Cousins over both of them.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    no he hasn’t. hahahahahaha, that’s funny tho.

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    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=jamesle01&y1=2013&p2=duranke01&y2=2013

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    seriously, Durant is better because he makes more free throws? cuz, literally, that is the ONLY thing he’s doing better.

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    it’s not close. LeBron is clearly the best player on earth. clearly.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    hoooooooooooooooooooooold up

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    Paul Pierce? – Boston is going to have 3-All Stars, and Atlanta will have NONE? Come on man, i can’t let that slide.

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    Demarcus Cousins? You drunk make that list? he was better at everything but passing last season lol

  • Dagger

    He’s shooting 40% from the 3 on the season, if your point is that he can’t hit jumpers consistently?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    as a logical person, logically explain that.

  • Max

    And are you saying that Marc is Memphis’ MVP?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Yup. He’s the frontrunner for DPOY too, imo.
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    *edit* Tim Duncan is the frontrunner for DPOY. Gasol is 2nd. My bad.

  • Caboose

    All Star selections tend to be based on the most recent performances. Cousins has averaged 22-13-4 on 50% shooting through January. That trumps Marc and ZBo.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    dummy, man. He’s shooting, .02% less than Durant from 3, and +1% more than Durant from 16-23 feet.
    .
    you can’t make the stupid dunks/layups argument.
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    which is stupid because, the more dunks and layups you get, the better you are at basketball then the guy shooting jumpers.

  • Caboose

    To me, Garnett shouldn’t be an All Star, let alone a starter. But yeah, it hurts to give ATL no All Stars…I’d probably drop Bosh and add Horford if we needed a Hawk on there.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    All Star Selections (specifically reserves) tend to be based on the players on the better teams first and foremost,

  • LakeShow

    It’s between the two of them, and if you want LeBron, I don’t fault you. I think LeBron’s defense is still quite a bit better which is big praise, cause Duran’t defense has been very, very, good.

    Durant is a much better offensive player (not play making obviously, but his team doesn’t need that from him, plus he’s been quite nice at that lately too).

    He can do anything offensively except for dominate bigger guys on the block. That’s it. That’s the only thing he can’t do offensively. He keeps defenses way more honest with his shooting. Everyone packs with LeBron because he doesn’t even look to shoot majority of the time. KD keeps a defender out on him at all times. Very valuable to a defense.

    I take KD.

    Those FT’s are a very big deal too. You got a guy who will will give you 2 more points per 10 taken. That’s big down the stretch of a tight game.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    word, that’s fair.

  • Caboose

    Then drop Aldridge. Cousins has had a better season and both teams have losing records.

  • Caboose

    I’ll let you take over this debate. -sits back-

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    what you are saying about Durant being a much better offensive player is blatantly false. like, i can’t respect your opinion if you are honestly arguing that.

  • LakeShow

    .

  • Dagger

    Kobe can not dominate the defensive side of the floor right now. Come on.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    sorry, i can’t let that go without jumping in. Lakeshow is making an argument that would have been relevant were this 2 years ago. If you are trying to use LeBron’s jumpshot against him in 2013, you clearly aren’t paying any attention. Like, none.
    .
    Saying Durant is clearly a better offensive player altogher? – is stupid. there is no other way to describe it. that is a stupid opinion. Like arguing the Sun is purple.

  • LakeShow

    He doesn’t threaten to make jumpers consistently is my point.

    He can, that’s just not his game. He’s a slasher, and post player.

  • LakeShow

    Might wanna ride this jock instead doggy, i’ve got some tricks up my sleeve.
    Durant is ballin a little better than Bron this year, you didn’t know that?

  • Caboose

    Sun is purple. Hmm:
    Well the sun is yellow
    Everything revolves around the Lakers
    The sun is part of everything so it is defined by the Lakers
    Since the sun is yellow, and part of the Lakers, it must have Lakers colors
    The Lakers colors are yellow and purple
    Thus, since the sun fits one of the Lakers colors, it must fit both
    The sun is purple
    QED

  • Dagger

    The Trailblazers are 20-19. The Kings are 15-24.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    damn

  • Caboose

    Really? That’s what I get for not checking…

  • Caboose

    Explain DPOY.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    the Blazers are in the playoffs. And no, Aldridge has been better. Although it’s been close, http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=aldrila01&y1=2013&p2=couside01&y2=2013

  • Caboose

    Huh. I underestimated Aldridge.

  • Dagger

    You do realize that Jordan only once shot 3.3 or more threes a game, right? And that was in ’96/’97. I guess he hurt his team’s spacing for the rest of his career. I guess he wasn’t the shooter Durant is (probably true), which means he wasn’t as good as a scorer (ridiculous).

    Oh, and Larry Bird (!) only once reached 3.3 three point attempts/game. The idea that Lebron doesn’t shoot is just silly right now.

  • ChosenOne

    Lake, you can state the fact about KD shooting an insane 50-40-90. He’s only 6th player in history to do it. But, LeBron’s defense is still way ahead of KD’s. LeBron plays with maximum efficiency and certainty every game on both ends.

  • Caboose

    DPOY HAS to be Timmy. Dude has a 94 Defensive Rating along with almost 3 blocks and a steal a game.

  • Max

    Wow, well I would love to see that happen.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    - It’s defense so it’s hard to explain with stats as those commonly aren’t accepted, so i’ll just start by saying, Gasol is the anchor. He protects the rim & guards the other teams best post player. Every single night. Randolph literally gets to focus on offense and rebounding. So right off the bat, Gasol has a direct effect on the teams offense, with everything he does defensively. Now to the numbers,

    - The Grizzlies are 2nd in Defensive Rating.

    - Marc Gasol is holding his opponent to a PER of 13.0

    - Team best Defensive Rating of 99

    - Team lead in D-Win Shares at 2.5

    - (comparison between him and Tyson Chandler) http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=gasolma01&y1=2013&p2=chandty01&y2=2013

    - With Marc Gasol off the floor, their defense goes from 2nd best in the league, to 7th or 8th.

  • Max

    OKC has a better record than the Heat right now, this is who will win the MVP will come down to at the end of the season imo.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ahh, yes, Tim Duncan should be the frontrunner. I retract what i say, and say Gasol is the frontrunner for 2nd lol

  • Caboose

    Oh I agree that Marc is awesome, but Duncan is better defensively this year. Thoughts?

  • LakeShow

    How many 3′s does he shoot? 3.3 a game.
    Durant shoots 4.5
    Some teams don’t want all their guys trying to do dunks and layups all game. It ruins their spacing…
    So that’s kind of a dumb statement that if you “dunk more your better at basketball.”
    All hail Blake Griffin! GOAT.

  • Caboose

    Haha ok, well said.

  • LakeShow

    Exactly, and the MVP has an argument as the best player in the world in some way or another. I will argue for KD.

  • LakeShow

    Shhh. I’m saving that!

  • ChosenOne

    KD’s 50-40-90 should never be overlooked at all. But I do agree with you on LeBron being greater now. The king’s D is exceedingly at a higher level. KD beats LeBron in the FT department, but that is not a factor in having the better of a player over 38 games this season.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    How many assists does Durant get a game?

    .

    “some teams don’t want all their guys trying to do dunks and layups all game, it ruins their spacing” — well, considering the Heat as a team are only shooting .005% less then the Thunder from 3, i don’t think that’s an issue. Call me crazy.

    .

    the dumb thing, is to argue Durant is the better offensive player. Using shooting as the only thing you have to back up your argument in a season where he literally isn’t shooting any better — LeBron does have a better effective field goal % —- which is the overall shooting % of all field goal attempts is ignorant. in the least.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, i realize Durant is shooting a better FT%. But that’s it. the 50-40 is cool and all, 55-40, is better.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Duncan is definitely better. i can’t reiterate that oversight enough.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that’s not true tho. he threatens to make jumpers just as consistently as Durant this season.
    .
    which is a fact. it’s not speculating or an opinion. the cool thing about stats is they tell you which players hit jumpers more consistently then other’s, literally. you can’t just ignore a fact because you don’t like it.

  • LakeShow

    No that would be false.

    Let’s see those nifty stats dood.

    Show me the numbers from your ‘numbers sites’.

    Durant hits more jumpers, more often.

    He shoots more at a higher %.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    everybody does. EVERYBODY

  • LakeShow

    They have made it so he doesn’t t hurt the floors spacing which is wise, he is one of the two best players on the planet. You should accustom your offense to the best players needs. He needs to drive to the basket, so they have Bosh shoot 3′s and deep jumpers instead of stay in the post where he would normally be.

    Same with Jordan. No post threat, thus no need for him to space all the time.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • LakeShow

    Tyson Chandler

  • LakeShow

    Oh you must not watch the Lakers play then… cause he did exactly that the two games previous to this one.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    WHAT.

    .

    Does Tyson Chandler shoot 3 threes a game?

    .

    Does Tyson Chandler shoot MORE shots than Kevin Durant from 16-23 feet a game at a HIGHER %?
    .
    Save me with the irrelevant bullsh*t. you want to argue that Durant is better? maybe have something, anything, to back up your unfounded opinion that actually relates to this conversation.

  • LakeShow

    Okay so Durant is 20% better at 10-15 footers while taking 1 more a game.

    LeBron is 1% better at 16-23 footers while taking 1 more a game.

    Durant is 2% eFG% better at 3 pointers while shooting 1 more a game.

    At the rim LeBron is 1.2% better while getting to the rim 1.5 more times a game.

    So I conclude that Durant is the better more efficient shooter….

    But your right, Bron is way closer than I had assumed.

  • LakeShow

    50-40-90

    All while taking more jumpers, and scoring more.

  • LakeShow

    cool and all…. LAMO….

    Better FT%? Try 17% better….

    53-40-90 > 55-40-73

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    0.8 more jumpers. — 0.8! – stop acting like your point is relevant about who shoots more jumpers. And even if it was a big enough difference to matter, considering LeBron is actually more efficient in terms of shooting the ball in a live game, you would still be wrong. As layups are much higher and better shots then jumpers. — and they do shoot the same amount of shots a game.
    .
    What you are basically arguing, is that Kobe Bryant was a better offensive player then Shaq, because he shot more jumpers.
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    Which is stupid.

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    LeBron is shooting 55-40.

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    And getting more assists.

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    And getting more rebounds.

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    And turning the ball over less

    .

  • LakeShow

    Feel free to disrespect.
    Durant>>Offense (If your team has a PG)

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    7.0-2.8 > 4.2-3.2
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    there is more to offense then shooting.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    add that in with the rest of playing offense. and LeBron is clearly the better offensive player. bye.

  • LakeShow

    LeBron is better when he doesn’t assist as much.
    So those assists numbers don’t mean anything.
    Their like Rondo assists. Nice looking on paper, but unnecessary for game play.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

    The Heat’s PF and Centers(? Are their center’s on the Heat?) don’t rebound so he naturally gobbles up more rebounds. If Durant was on the Heat he would rebound more too. But he has rebounders on his team, so the rebounds don’t mean anything. It’s like .5 difference any who.

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

    You can’t get layups and dunks all the time in crucial games (the playoffs) like you do throughout the RS, so it is much more beneficial to have a guy who’s offensive repertoire is more rounded in those situations. And who’s FT’s are 17% better so if they get fouled your nearly guaranteed 2 points as opposed to uncertainty.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    HELLO!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LeBron has always rebounded more.

    .

    LeBron rebounds more because he spends more time around the rim on offense. And is the more versatile offensive player, so he can do that.

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    “So those assists numbers don’t mean anything.
    Their like Rondo assists. Nice looking on paper, but unnecessary for game play.” – that is the stupidest thing you have ever said.
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    Let’s ignore that LeBron is maybe the best playmaker in the league, because you have no real way to argue against it.
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    LeBron’s playmaking abilities are so outrageously important. How you can have an argument with me and just ignore obvious sh*t, is disappointing.
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    Do i need to show you game film from the finals to prove how important LeBron’s passing is? did you watch the finals?
    .
    i am seriously disappointed in you for this argument. saying that is a pathetic attempt at justifying your opinion.
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    i don’t care if you disagree with me, or don’t want to accept stuff. But don’t come in and say something that outrageous. There is a ring on one of the people’s fingers we are talking about. — and before that ring was their, the inability to win, was your only argument against said player. —- but now that he has it, you are deeming, quite possibly the most important part of his offensive game as irrelevant? really? gtfoh with that.

  • LakeShow

    “Best play maker in the L.”

    Gottam your a fool for your boy sometimes. WTF kind of statement is that.

    He’s a great play maker, but he’s better when he is thinking about scoring more.

    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

    5.6 assists in the playoffs last year.

    Best he’s ever played.

    He doesn’t need to get assists for his team to win.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    so you think playmaking is only about assists?
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    getting a dunk on your own isn’t making a play?
    creating your own basket isn’t making a play?
    collapsing a defense so the ball rotates to an open shooter isn’t making a play?
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    sure buddy.

  • LakeShow

    Those are all entailed with play making buddy, yes buddy, indeed buddy boy, yes.

    Buddy.

    Boy.

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    “He doesn’t need to get assists for his team to win.”

    Did you see that?

    I wrote that!

    Does that look like it says “he shouldn’t make plays” ??

    Does it?
    F*ckin straw man.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Well, since you know that in such a douchebaggy way, you saying this seems pretty f*cking purposefully stupid now then doesn’t it? “He’s a great play maker, but he’s better when he is thinking about scoring more.”

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    f*ckin aunt sally

  • LakeShow

    So when your thinking about scoring more, you can’t make plays?

    A wise (ass) man once said:

    “getting a dunk on your own isn’t making a play?
    creating your own basket isn’t making a play?”

    Sounds like that certain play maker you were speaking of was thinking about scoring. . . .

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    so you don’t know what the words you type mean?
    .
    do i have to explain what “he’s a great play maker BUT” means? really? you typed the words.
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    “Kobe Bryant is a great scorer, but he’s better when he looks to do layups” – is basically what you typed.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    Few things I gathered from last night:
    1. LeBron James….f*ck.
    2. Melo loves playing in London.
    3. The Clippers are the deepest team I’ve seen in years.
    4. Is there any argument that Crawford shouldn’t be 6th man?
    5. Nash is noticing grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

  • LakeShow

    If JR Smith starts shooting the ball closer to his career averages, he has a say in the 6th man debate, but other than that, Crawford has been far and away the best 6th man.

    Agree with everything else you wrote too.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    Ahh forgot about J Swish.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    He was guarding Kyrie and Brandon Jennings. My, the standards have changed. Granted, Kyrie is nice, but he’s not fully formed yet. And Brandon Jennings struggles to shoot 40 percent every game.
    Kobe is already talking about his shots. Y’all are wild.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    People who think Bron has an equal right now are funny. Durant is easily second best, but he’s also clearly second best.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    Didn’t you know you get extra hidden bonus points for the degree of difficulty on the shots you take. It’s called the Kobe rule. It’s why him not passing to Shaq more made sense.

  • Slick Ric

    Saying Durant isnt close to Lebron is complete BS….especially now that he has improved his play making ability.

  • LakeShow

    My bad you always give props when they are due… pffft

  • LakeShow

    Naw, Durant is just as good.

  • Datkid

    lmao not at all. I love KD but nobody’s touching Lebron right now

  • Datkid

    Al horford’s probably been better so far but smith should just be on an all star team at some point. there’s no real reason honestly it’s just personal preference

  • Lorne

    True, because Durant is a better free throw shooter so that must mean he is “just as good” at rebounding, defending, and passing. According to Lakeshow, you can be inferior to a guy in those areas and still be “just as good”. Yup.

  • LakeShow

    Ok shock exchange.

  • LakeShow

    We all know who’s undies you wear!

    I got my KD tighties on though.

  • Datkid

    lmao lakeshow….

  • The Fury

    Did you really ignore Tony Parker??

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    what’s great is, matt barnes and eric bledsoe in a normal year would get some 6th man consideration.

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    Throw David West in there for…. sh*t… If someone get’s hurt and misses the game. I’d be cool with David West getting a nod.

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