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  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 7:37 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink |  

    Skip Bayless
    @RealSkipBayless
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    20m
    The great Magic Johnson joins us tomorrow 11-noon E on Undisputed to talk Lonzo/LaVar/Lakers, LeBron v Kyrie, GSt/Houston/OKC. DON’T MISS.

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 6:41 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink |  

    A Soulless Coward’: Coach Gregg Popovich Responds to Trump In an exclusive here at The Nation, the Spurs coach speaks about Trump’s latest outrage. By Dave Zirin 

    Maybe it was bald-faced nature of this lie. Maybe it is Pop’s own history in the military, but the Coach clearly had to vent. He said, “I want to say something and please just let me talk and please make sure this is on the record.”

    Here is what he expressed:

    I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this President had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families, is so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.

    At this point, Coach Pop paused, and I thought for a moment that perhaps he didn’t have the words and the conversation would end. Then he took a breath and said:

    This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner–and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers–is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this President should be ashamed because they know it better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all.

    Then he said, “Bye, Dave.” And that was it. Should be one hell of an NBA season.

    https://www.thenation.com/article/a-soulless-coward-coach-gregg-popovich-responds-to-trump/

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 5:36 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink |  

    Remember a guy like Danny Green, will probably exercise his PO next year. Always love his play.

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 3:44 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink |  

    Adrian Wojnarowski
    @wojespn
    Celtics and Marcus Smart were relatively close in talks at deadline, but he’ll enter restricted free agency in July, sources tell ESPN.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
    @wojespn
    Jabari Parker and Milwaukee Bucks ended talks, no deal. He’ll enter restricted free agency in July, league sources tell ESPN.

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 1:42 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink |  

    Adrian Wojnarowski
    @wojespn
    Aldridge extension starts in 2019-’20. He will opt into his $22.3M for 2018-’19 season and will be signed through the 2020-’21 season.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
    @wojespn
    Deal includes partial guarantee in third-year, league sources tell ESPN.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
    @wojespn
    Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 1:50 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Interesting. After his playoff showing and subsequent fallout I was leaning towards both parties thinking they’d be better off apart. Let’s see how he plays this season, could bog the Spurs down, cap-wise, for a few years.

    • NBA4ever

      NBA4ever 8:32 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think we will see a different LA this season. They will run more plays for him where he is strongest. I’m betting his shots increase to be more inline with what he was averaging in Portland. I’m sure he’s putting more pressure in himself as well, needs to crash the boards on offense and play better D.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 8:06 PM on October 15, 2017 Permalink |  

    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
    Giannis ranked number ONE most watchable player by @USATODAY, over Steph Curry, KD, LeBron and the rest of the NBA!!

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 8:51 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    @Seely

    Sup.

    If you haven’t seen the Green Inferno, I highly recommend you do. :)

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 8:54 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      BTW, any chance did you see Stranger Things?

      • Seely_Iggy (Director)

        Seely_Iggy (Director) 9:54 AM on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hi Sean,

        No I have not watch either one but I probably will this weekend. Stranger Things sounds interesting, thanks for the heads up, I was running out of things to watch.

        Have you seen The Gifted? It’s set in post-XMen world. Not bad.

        I’ve also been watching Blood Drive, bloody gruesome affair but the characters just flat out bore me especially the male protagonist. Probably a leftover impression from his role in The Wedding Ringer where he plays a himbo lol.

        Midnight Texas, is also fun to watch but too formulaic in the vein of end of the world Devil is coming genre.

        On another note, I just bought myself a new Miata….. woohooh, the world is right again.

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 6:12 PM on October 15, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Hey Seely,

          I have not. Gonna watch now though. Thanks. :)

          Himbo. Hahaha

          Burn some rubber, baby! Lol. J/K

          Awesome. I know someone who loves the Brand to! Fun ride.

          Re-Watched the updated Evil Dead. Underrated re-make, given the 50,000 Gallons of blood used.

          And the biggest pool in Hollywood holds 39,000.

          So…:) A lot of gore,

          • Seely_Iggy (Director)

            Seely_Iggy (Director) 8:55 AM on October 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Burn some rubber? You BETCHA!!!!!!

            I love the new Evil Dead series. Bruce Campbell will never grow old for me.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 1:27 PM on October 16, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            I als like Atlanta, Seely, it features Danny Glover. Really good.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 12:54 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
    The Bucks have requested waivers on Joel Anthony, Gary Payton II and Brandon Rush. The roster now stands at 15 players.

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 12:24 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    David Pick @IAmDPick
    Source: Lakers hire 19-year-old Turkish insider Can Pelister as the youngest international scout of all time.

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 12:26 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The Los Angeles Lakers made a splash Friday when they reportedly hired 19-year-old Can Pelister as their newest scout.

      According to hoops scribe David Pick, Pelister, who hails from Turkey, is now the youngest international scout of all time.

      The Lakers have made two significant additions to their scouting department this month. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported Oct. 3 that the team planned to hire two-time All-Star Antawn Jamison “in a scouting role.”

      Pelister and Jamison should both report to assistant general manager Jesse Buss—who also serves as the team’s director of scouting—along with general manager Rob Pelinka and president of basketball operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

      • John M.

        John M. 12:27 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Resume?

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 12:38 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          https://www.linkedin.com/in/can-pelister-78a73789/?trk=public-profile-join-page

          Afternoon John, He’s considered by Pick and many others, to be the Sandy Alderson meets Zach Lowe of European Basketball, right now.

          FIBA rules only allow 3 scouts internationally. He must have a truly high rating, to be hired and to be 19.

          Great move by the Organization.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 12:43 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            These guys can choose any team they want, he chose us.

            This is where the previous regime would sleep on a persons work, like this.

            • mclyne32 (Director) 6:43 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink

              This, among a great many other things. :)

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 11:01 AM on October 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    Please circle ALL Sixers and Heat games 

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TommyBeer/status/919195841293946882/photo/2

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 10:58 AM on October 14, 2017 Permalink |  

    CourtVision: The Secret Dead Spot of the NBA 

    One of the basic tenets of basketball is that some shots are easier than others; a layup is easier than a half-court heave. However, it turns out that the relationship between shot distance and field goal percentage is more complicated than you might expect. Although it seems logical to assume that there is a direct relationship between shot distance and field goal percentage, this is not true. In fact, one of basketball analytics’ inconvenient truths is that many 3-point shots have higher average field goal percentages than many 2-point shots, and many of the league’s lowest-percentage shots occur much closer to the basket than you might think.

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/courtvision-the-secret-dead-spot-of-the-nba/

     
    • LakerTom (Publisher) 12:00 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Good article, Sean. I remember reading this back in 2013 when it was first published. 4 footers can be tough shots to make and who practices them?

      Practice is what can make a longer shot a higher percentage shot for most players. It’s why it’s smart to practice 3’s rather than long 2’s in most cases. 3-point shooting percentages continue to rise as more people shoot more 3-pointers.

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 12:20 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Thanks, Tom. Jamie’s comments about Larry in the paint. Harkened me back to it.

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

      Jamie Sweet (Local Ne'er-Do-Well) 2:47 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Yeah but what are the analytics on making impossible passes from an above average (at best) passer? All I’m saying is that Larry needs to go into the paint looking to attack if he’s going to go into the paint. Getting there, jumping in the air and forcing a pass aren’t the bricks on lays in a solid offensive foundation. He doesn’t need to master the floater a la Jordan Clarkson, but he should looking to bring that rim down.

      • mclyne32 (Director) 6:49 PM on October 14, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Agreed.
        Any player who has a great shot near the rim is hurting the team if he doesn’t shoot it.
        I like Larry, but his over passing is getting as frustrating as Randle’s missed chippies.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 9:26 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink |  

    Ingram and Brook both playing well.

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 6:37 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink |  

    If you turn on the Heat Sixers game, Joel Embiid is embarrassing Hassan Whiteside.

     
  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 5:27 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink |  

     
    • Magicman (Editor)

      Magicman (Editor) 5:30 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      His Defense set the tone for the entire series.

      A great perimeter D. Fisher brings pressure while Kobe and Rick Fox play man or switch with one another. Won a lot of games. Foxy is still an underrated player.

      Knicks were offering way more money. He picked Shaq and Kobe. :)

      • John M.

        John M. 5:35 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Rick’s a smart man. What are the Knicks on, a 45-year drought?

        • Magicman (Editor)

          Magicman (Editor) 5:43 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yup. Yup. ‘73.

          If Starks doesn’t shoot 2-15 they win that game 7.

          • Magicman (Editor)

            Magicman (Editor) 5:46 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Amd it’s nothing against John Starks. This guy, went from bagging groceries to being a Premier Shooting Guard in the NBA.

  • Magicman (Editor)

    Magicman (Editor) 5:03 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink |  

    @Tom
    @DJ

    I say this as a friend. Good luck against the Astros. I think Astros win tonight, but it’s a long series with the pen.

    You’re not young men. If it’s getting stressful, grab that bottle of aspirin, take 2 and kick your feet up.

     
    • John M.

      John M. 5:33 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It’s difficult for me to pull for the Yanks, but it’s only the ALCS : ). Besides, I haven’t seen any Astroholics roaming around here…

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 5:36 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Hard to not to root for a Houston this this year, from a certain POV. IJS

      • Magicman (Editor)

        Magicman (Editor) 6:29 PM on October 13, 2017 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        A case can be made Altuve is best player in baseball.

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