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    Magicman (Editor) 4:02 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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      Magicman (Editor) 4:04 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Still beats trying to keep Ngakoue off the edge in practice. Lol.

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    Magicman (Editor) 4:00 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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    Magicman (Editor) 3:57 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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    Magicman (Editor) 3:55 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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    Magicman (Editor) 3:50 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink |  

    @HTJ

    Silver said “Sports matter in our society” RE startup.

    You know what I learned, me and most people can get along w/o it. That’s what scares the hell out of these lecherous, vampiric bloodless capitalists.

    They know we could really give a shit. That’s what has them alarmed.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 3:54 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ll remind you of Bennett Omalu who brought CTE to the front pages of society.

      He was told if 10% of Mothers think Football is dangerous, the sport would die.

      It’s a slow burn, it’s happening.

      The World went on w/o sports. David Price doesn’t have to play baseball, Avery doesn’t need ball thst bad either.

      The 9-5 guys minimums need this. And everyone is certainly willing to take advantage of their lot in life. Exposure, uncertainty, Hanging on by a thread financially.

      It’s fucxed both ways.

      • therealhtj

        therealhtj 6:22 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That might be true today when some of the veterans got their generational wealth stacked, but that goes to show who’s doing it for the love, and who’s just a jobber. Only guys opting out are either on teams going nowhere or feel like they need to preserve their health to maximize next season’s opportunities. To that I say, scared money don’t make money, and you’re showing everyone you’re not worth the look.

        NFL safety issues notwithstanding, sports/entertainment bring people together. Now more than ever, people can really use something to unify over, as opposed to all the division happening around us. If they don’t play now, next year, or whenever this thing sorts itself out, neither my life, yours, nor any other typical fan mostly will skip a beat. We’ll find some other way to fill our days. But billions of dollars flowing through the economy will be lost, and to believe that doesn’t impact everyone on some level is also fucxed.

        • LakerTom (Publisher) 7:08 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          You’re absolutely correct, Stan. It’s naive to think, after spending years building up a loyal and rabid fan base, teams would willingly take off a year. The pro leagues have to save their seasons and preserve their fans. Otherwise, they risk losing them or will have to spend years rebuilding their fan bases. We may not need sports but, as a society, we do need something to spend those extra dollars and hours obsessing with.

          I think the fact that the number of players opting not to play is actually far less than those who tested positive, which tells you that players want to play, want to get paid, and want to see their future secured. The league’s done a great job responding to concerns about safety and providing a platform for the players to support BLM. It’s basically only guys with family or contract complications who have opted out. The games will go on.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 3:47 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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    Magicman (Editor) 5:25 PM on July 4, 2020 Permalink |  

     
    • p ang

      p ang 11:53 PM on July 4, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can we use Beyonce as trade?

    • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:30 AM on July 5, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Problem is Dame just signed that supermax deal so he doesn’t have the leverage that AD had and the Lakers don’t have the assets they had to pull off the AD trade. Still just a pipe dream.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 3:41 PM on July 5, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Not knowing what they want is a problem here.

        Paul Allen estate wants to reduce salary. They’re paying Danga Russ, Dame Lillard and CJ.

        Picks won’t help them.

        Don’t discount it because you can’t necessarily see a path of him coming here. Doesn’t mean it can’t.

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    Magicman (Editor) 6:07 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink |  

     
    • therealhtj

      therealhtj 10:45 AM on July 4, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Maybe I’m crazy, heartless, cruel, unwoke, or whatever nonsense you wanna throw at me. But if a mfer working at Amazon, UPS, Walmart, Target, WholeFoods, (I could go on and on) or some mom-n-pop liquor store, for a shade above minimum wage, can come in to work with decent precautions, I really don’t see the problem. Not hearing of any mass outbreaks from those essential workers, is anyone?

      When the fittest 1% of 1% of humans, making a fortune, will have all imaginable precautions, testing up the wazoo, and if need be, follow up care us commoners could only dream of, then just get to it. I haven’t missed a day of work since this roller coaster started. I feel reasonably optimistic that my odds of dying from some random, senseless occurrence in the city of LA are probably substantially greater than my dying of Covid. I wear the mask in public, wash my hands and surfaces frequently, socially distance, and stay my 47 year old a$$ at home when otherwise unnecessary. I’m fairly certain if the NBA just does the same, it’ll all be OK.

      • LakerTom (Publisher) 11:32 AM on July 4, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hey, Stan, sounds like you’re doing everything right in my book. If everybody followed the same simple rules of wearing masks, socially distancing, and religiously washing their hands, we would have saved tens of thousands of lives, jobs, and futures.

        I agree with you that the NBA should be able to pull off the bubble and keep players safe. If there is a breakdown, it will likely be due to some players being irresponsible. If we get through the first month of the bubble, we’ll have a good chance of crowning a new champion.

        • therealhtj

          therealhtj 11:41 AM on July 4, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Well, the NBA can also spring for a bunch of security, valets, assistants, what have you to ensure everyone stays responsible. I’m really hoping it all works out, and as much as it’s not really my nature, I’m staying cautiously optimistic.

          Despite everyone poo-pooing the thought, I really think the country (regardless your political leanings) really needs something to unite around. A happy distraction for a change. I’d go so far as to say it’s essential at this very fragile stage in the cycle of this pandemic.

          I’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying NBA ball on my birthday. Might be in part why I’ve always advocated an NBA season that starts when NFL winds down and the champion is crowned heading into Labor day. Hopefully this is the year we get to experience what that’ll be like.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 6:06 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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    Magicman (Editor) 6:01 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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    Magicman (Editor) 5:58 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink |  

    If we do see this through, I’m dying to see Nuggs and H-Town.

     
    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 7:02 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Harden’s big problem is wearing down in the playoffs after all those minutes he plays in the regular season. PJ Tucker was fading fast from playing center too. Gonna be interesting to see who can best deal with that environment and get back up to speed the quickest.

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    Magicman (Editor) 5:56 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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      Magicman (Editor) 5:57 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A slimmer Marc could make a big difference.

    • MongoSlade

      MongoSlade 6:53 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It takes time to get used to that new body.
      I remember Lebron struggling with stamina that one year.

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    Magicman (Editor) 5:30 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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      Magicman (Editor) 5:31 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      More of a chance than Bates plays for State. 5% chance

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    Magicman (Editor) 5:27 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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      Magicman (Editor) 5:28 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      While we can disagree on that, Wiley is valid saying you can support the movement while not supporting the organization. Valid.

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    Magicman (Editor) 4:36 PM on July 3, 2020 Permalink |  

     
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