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  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 6:19 PM on January 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Paul Milsap just played over 60 mins and played it efficiently. Man is a man is a man is a man, :)

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 2:14 AM on January 29, 2017 Permalink  

    Really hope Thon Maker is allowed to stay. My goodness is this getting nutty really fast. Smh…….

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 7:18 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink  

    Steph has chill s**t for every team except the Clippers. He just wants to embarrass them. Wow.

     
    • GDUBinDC

      GDUBinDC 7:20 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Ice in his veins? : )

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 7:24 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        More like Nitrogen. Has a higher freezing point.

        He is Nitro pretty much. :)

        • GDUBinDC

          GDUBinDC 7:26 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Sounds about right to me. : )

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 7:29 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah…Maybe D’Angelo should start with Lukewarm and then aim higher. :)

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:37 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink

              Ha. ha. ha….

            • GDUBinDC

              GDUBinDC 7:47 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink

              : )

      • DJ2KB24

        DJ2KB24 7:28 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        No! That’d be D’Angelo, duh!

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 6:33 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink  

    Clippers have the same problems they’ve had past 3 seasons…Absolutely no sand paper on this team outside of Chris Paul. No physical toughness, no mental toughness…

    They’ve got no youth worth building around…

    This team is gonna last about a week longer than us this year. :)

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:04 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      No cp3 & blake just coming back.
      No surprise here…

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 7:05 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Melo ain’t helping them beat the Warriors…

        • NBA4ever

          NBA4ever 7:07 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Or Spurs….Kawhi will shut him down and tear him up on the other end.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 7:13 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah…both the Jazz and Clips are a solid perimeter defender away from putting a scare into them…

            Be interesting to see…

            Would Utah take Jae Crowder as insurance if Hayward leaves?

            Heck I could see Lindsay and Snyder grabbing Rubio…that would be something Defensively.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 7:07 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        If they can get him without giving up a starter then they gotta give it a shot tho…

    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 7:17 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Even with a prime DeAndre and at end of his prime CP3, the Clippers rank 25th in Defense in Restricted area (62.5%), they’re regressing defensively regardless of Knick knack injuries.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 4:07 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink  

    As much as a lot of folks want to compare Russ to Kobe…they really only compare in terms of intensity…which is high level stuff…

    I see more Magic Johnson in Russ’ game than Kob.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 4:09 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not sure if any besides G, reads the Washington Post Sports…pretty good writers. Good article.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2016/04/15/its-a-point-guards-game/

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 4:12 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Nate “Tiny” Archibald, the first NBA little man to flourish with unabashed creativity and freedom, spots his modern likeness in a crowded ballroom. Archibald weaves through traffic, same as he used to maneuver past defenseless opponents, to reach Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul.

        They embrace, floor general emeritus squeezing contemporary icon. Then Archibald offers a salute to Paul and this premium generation of point guards.

        “You my man!” Archibald exclaims during All-Star Game festivities in Toronto in February.

        “Nah, you my man!” says Paul, a nine-time all-star.

        “No, bro,” Archibald insists. “I’m glad with some of you guys that I’m not playing because I’d be out of the game real fast.”

        “Why?” Paul asks.

        Now, point guard is the premier position in the league. The game is legislated for guards to move freely around the court, and coaches have welcomed all brands of floor leaders, including scorers once viewed as ball hogs who couldn’t possibly influence winning.

        If an embrace could link generations, it was the Archibald-Paul hug. Cousy coached Archibald. When Tiny entered the NBA, he succeeded Oscar Robertson, the first great big and versatile point guard and Magic Johnson’s hero, as the Cincinnati Royals’s lead guard. Paul idolized Allen Iverson, but his playing style makes him a descendant of Isiah Thomas and John Stockton. The little guys — Archibald was listed at 6 feet 1 during his heyday, but he looks much shorter standing next to the 6-foot Paul — embody the position’s evolution.

        “I’ll foul you, man, in a second,” Archibald says to Paul. “In my day, with hand-checking, me and you would be wrestling on the court and stuff like that.”

        “That’s how they played?” Paul asks.

        “Yeah, that’s how they played back then,” Archibald says. “They can’t play that now. They can’t touch ’em now. Y’all got Secret Service on the court. I couldn’t guard you my way.

        “Y’all got it made, and y’all know what to do with it.”

      • GDUBinDC

        GDUBinDC 7:18 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Actually, Sean … I rarely read that fake news rag. LOL

        But I do occasionally read Zards articles from time to time. Thx for sharing this one tho, u already know how I feel about Tiny Archibald and for him to give CP3 such high praise says alot. That said, I do think he was kinda selling himself short a bit. While he may feel he couldn’t have guarded today’s guards, they would be equally challenged tryna guard him, too. : )

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 7:23 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Cool, G…

          Lol…I hear ya, but I liked the Posts Sports writers…mainly because of Mike Wilbon who brought back credibility, since he left…hasn’t been the same..

          • GDUBinDC

            GDUBinDC 7:25 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah, they used to have a pretty good staff of sports writers there. I used to enjoy reading both Wilbon’s and Mike Wise’s columns. Maybe I’ll start checking the new writers out a lil more often to see how they compare.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 4:01 PM on January 28, 2017 Permalink  

    Greatest Transition Team in NBA History

    PG Magic Johnson
    SG Michael Jordan
    SF James Worthy
    PF LeBron James
    PF Karl Malone

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 8:11 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    KAT’s only weakness on Offense is still a work in progress: Double Teams…still has trouble recognizing floor spacing when one of his guys has no defender. If he can get better, the Wolves might be a better Offense…

    They had problems with guard shooting already…Rubio and now Kris Dunn can’t hit the broad side of a barn.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 11:02 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      TCB in the 2nd Half…made Jordan look silly at times.

    • tate793

      tate793 12:00 AM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Giving up the future for Nash, was a bad move -- that could have been avoided had not Jim, unceremoniously, fired Alex along with many other long time Laker employees. Alex, having intimate knowledge of Nash’s health issues, would have given valuable imput, prior to a decision being made to signing Nash.

      Bringing in D’Antoni to coach the given Lakers roster was another huge mistake made by Jim (no matter how hard he tries to blame it on his deceased father). That mistake cost us Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. Neither were appreciated by, or, wanted to play for D’Antoni. No compensation for either one. Costly, and expensive lessons. Not to mention, wasting the last 5 years of Kobe’s career.

      Brown, MDA, Nash, dismissing long time support staff, FA faux pas and failures, failing to enlist the expertise of Phil. Could be an insurmountable deficit.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 12:08 AM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Meat on the bone in those statements, sir…Yup, If Alex was retained (dumbass move based on cleansing any hint of Phil Jackson) , there’s no way on Earth, Nash passes a physical and there’s no way Alex would put his insignia on any said Approved Medical Report…

      • tate793

        tate793 12:37 AM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Mistakes, more daunting than any efect of the nixed CP3 trade, 2011 CBA or payroll. Any positives arising from the s#itty sezson records, including lottery picks, are only pertinent when viewed in relationship to the huge hole that we dug ourselves. So, 10 steps foward are tempered by the previous 7 steps backwards.

        • keen observer

          keen observer 7:28 AM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          The Kobe contract was the biggest mistake, but even if he had signed for less, that would not have made a difference. If they had traded him? That’s a different story. We disagree, Mr. Tate. Respectfully, of course.

    • tate793

      tate793 9:58 PM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Of course, Mr. Keen.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 7:16 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    John Wall just stamped his All-Star Game pass. Offensive Board and coast to coast lay-up.

    And John Wall deflects the shot in the waning seconds…

    A good example of leading by actions not just words. I’m sure a few of our youngins’ are watching…

    That’s how you finish games.

    Winning Time and John Wall punched in and punched out the Knicks.

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 7:30 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      MM, do you think Melo has a chance at getting outta NY? Or his salary to restrictive to move?

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 7:50 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think the problem is more his No-Trade Clause, Deej…It’s common knowledge the only two places he’ll go is the Clippers or Cavs…knowing that, makes it harder and you’re right to Deej, his salary…especially that 5th Year Player Option at 27 mil…

        And does acquiring Melo but giving up K-Love make them better? Not so convinced…

        And the Clips would have to decide between trading Griffin or Jordan, for Melo? Not so sure that makes them better. I think it weakens them personally.

        Phil Jackson knew or should have known, if things got bad, he’d regret giving Melo a No-Trade Clause…because It’s Melo who has ALL the leverage not Phil. Melo holds all the cards.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 8:04 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree. Not giving up Love. Griffin would be a very slight possibility.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 5:37 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    2017 Eastern Conference All-Stars

    LeBron James
    Kyrie Irving
    Jimmy Butler
    Giannis Antetokounmpo
    DeMar DeRozan

    2017 Western Conference All-Stars

    Steph Curry
    James Harden
    Kevin Durant
    Kawhi Leonard
    Anthony Davis

     
    • DJ2KB24

      DJ2KB24 6:53 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can’t argue too much with those picks, cept Westy, wow!

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 6:56 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That about sums it up, for me to, Deej. A snub for Russ.

        • DJ2KB24

          DJ2KB24 7:16 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Russ seems to get that Kobesk treatment.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 7:20 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Yeah..and like Kobe, Deej…He probably don’t give a hoot. #Mambamentality.

            :)

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:21 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink

              Westy will probably score 40 at the All Star game win another MVP. Pretty driven dude.

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 7:22 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink

              Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving said that he channeled his inner Kobe Bryant during his team’s 93–89 win in Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

              During the postgame press conference, Irving admitted that he started off slow in the game because he had barely slept over the previous 48 hours. He says that was the result of him going over the scenarios of what could happen in the game.

              Irving said that early in the game, he told his teammates he just needed to settle in, and that happened around the end of the first half.

              “That moment right there happened, and I was like ‘ok, I’m fine’ ” Irving said. “And all I was thinking about in the back of my mind was Mamba mentality. Just Mamba mentality, that’s all I was thinking.”

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 7:22 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink

              DJ, he just might…just might.

            • DJ2KB24

              DJ2KB24 7:29 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink

              Cool

            • Magicman (Editor)

              Magicman (Editor) 7:32 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink

              The dream continued into Irving’s celebration.

              “I actually FaceTimed Kobe after the game as soon as I got in the locker room,” Irving says. “Other than seeing my dad and my sister right after we won, FaceTiming him was just a great thing, knowing how he has won five and I just won my first. Then realizing how hard it is just to win one, my respect for him is already high, but it went to another level knowing that he’s got five of them. I’m trying to get a second one.”

              1-2-3-4-5. :)

              https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ujuQheviI7U

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 5:26 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA
    D’Angelo Russell received one All-Star vote from players. Nick Young received two votes.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:43 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sean Highkin ‏@highkin
      Tarik Black got two All-Star player votes.

      Tarik got more Peer All-Star Votes than D’Angelo Russell and as many as Nick Young.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 5:51 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Fred Katz
        @FredKatz

        Brice Johnson got two player votes. He has literally never played an NBA game.

        Lol.

    • Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well)

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 11:19 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can players vote for themselves? “Hell yeah, I’m an All Star! (checks box)

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 5:26 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA
    Stephen Curry received only 63 All-Star votes from players. The NBA says that 324 players participated in voting.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:31 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Less than 20% of your peers voted for you.

      In fairness, some of it is Jelly, no doubt…

      Nevertheless…

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 4:54 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    In a Popularity contest…an MVP Candidate doesn’t get in as a Starter.

    Leonard having a great year, Russ is averaging a Triple Double. #Snubbed

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 2:14 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    Speaking of KD, he’s averaging 30 a game on 12 shots…Ridiculous…won’t win the MVP out of a discrimation of too much talent…

    Still hard to choose between Russ and Beard, seems like a Magic and Bird thing, each one paying attention to what the other is doing, trying to out duel one another.

    Maybe we get spoiled and they draw each in the Playoffs.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 2:18 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      As far as Offense is concerned, you have to give D’Antoni, was able to see what Harden could do as a Lead Guard, convinced him he was a Point Guard in a Shooting Guards body.

      D’Antoni saw a superstar on film wearing down at the end of games and an untenable career trajectory.
      “How can we cut out the fat?” D’Antoni asked. “Because there’s a lot of times where he’s just standing over in the corner or just standing somewhere not being involved where the team really needed him to be the facilitator.” The toll was in the little things: running the floor, tracking a cutter, trying to move without the ball.”

      http://www.si.com/nba/2017/01/05/mike-dantoni-rockets-lakers-suns-james-harden-eric-gordon?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 2:19 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Was something Scott Brooks and McHale could not do.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 2:29 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      All these leagues messed up decades ago by naming the award Most “Valuable” Player. Makes it way too subjective and open to multiple interpretations. Shoulda just been Player of the Year. Having said that…I’d have to give it to Harden even though Russ is my favorite player to watch. The assist thing is just a remarkable change imo and made that team so much better. As much as I despised MDA when he was here, he deserves COY consideration on HOU. As bad of a choice as he was for our team he’s a “perfect” fit for the Rockets.

    • mclyne32 (Director) 3:19 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      KD is still S-O-F-T!

      • keen observer

        keen observer 7:30 AM on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        And you’re flaccid. Or am I missing something here? Give me a break.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 1:48 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    Hilarious radio interview, if anyone is interested…Anthony Davis was asked about Isaiah Thomas, whose roughly a full foot shorter than AD…his response about his style of play: “He’s a wound up little midget.”

    Lol.

     
    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 1:50 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      You taking Embiid, Davis, or Towns?

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 2:05 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The Oakland media asked KD how easy is it to score, he said not as easy as Anthony Davis makes it look.

        “(Davis is) probably going to lead the league in scoring this year easily … 50 for him is a good game, and now (he’s like) move it to the next one,” Durant told reporters. “It’s kind of a customary night for him.

        “It’s hard to defend him. You can’t. His first step is probably the quickest I’ve seen in a while at his position. He’s long, he can shoot it, he can dribble it, he can shoot the three — so he’s doing just about everything out there on the court.”

        So, I’d go with AD just slightly ahead of KAT, NBA.

      • MongoSlade

        MongoSlade 2:11 PM on January 19, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’d go with Towns mainly based on the injury issue. Like they say: The greatest ability is availability.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 10:49 AM on January 19, 2017 Permalink  

    Enjoy Retirement Jack! A force of nature Hollywood will never see again 

    https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-93e4bcd6928b2744207be813dbe54ccc-c?convert_to_webp=true

    Jack Nicholson has said goodbye to his days as a working actor.

     
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