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Old 06-04-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: The State Line
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I hate the pregame and postgame fashion shows that these NBA players are doing.

Man purses and all.

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Cropped pants are a thing now? I've been doing that for years, more out of necessity than fashion.
It's a sad state of affairs when we care more about what players are wearing than how they're playing... .
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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I’m all about 80s NBA and nothing mattered to me after the late 90s when Jordan retired. But as someone mentioned earlier, I look back at the games and can’t comprehend why the transition defense was so absymal in the 80s.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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Iím all about 80s NBA and nothing mattered to me after the late 90s when Jordan retired. But as someone mentioned earlier, I look back at the games and canít comprehend why the transition defense was so absymal in the 80s.
I think much of it has to do with choices, that there is less and less offensive rebounding these days than back then. The zone defense being allowed in 2002 started the trend of spacing the floor more making the big post players less important. Therefore, more 3's and longer shots creating more long rebounds and the need to get back on defense quicker so more focus is put on getting back now than offensive rebounding. Maybe thank Analytics for that and the stupid zone. Would much rather have the old defense rule. That's why it's impossible to compare what Jordan did to what Lebron is doing now. Way different game.
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Old 06-05-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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It's a sad state of affairs when we care more about what players are wearing than how they're playing... .
Consumerism has taken over all industry.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:18 PM
 
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Iíve watched regular season games this season where a player dribbles down the court, none of his teammates under the basket in position, 16-20 seconds left on the shot clock, the player comes to a complete stop at the 3pt line, and puts up a three. ( Piece of overrated garbage Carmelo Anthony comes to mind). This is not basketball. Sometimes Iíll see footage of games from the 80s and I find it more entertaining then the current games.

Plus Houston missing 27 three point shots.....the refs changing the call from a charge on Durant to a foul on LeBron .? Sometimes I think the league is fixed....( FWIW I donít even like LeBron but that was. A charge)
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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I think 3pt shots were introduced half way into the 80's. If you want 80's basketball again, you're asking the NBA to remove 3pt shots again.

Defense, athleticism, and skill set is superior today. The top end of each era, more or less, is equivalent in skill. However it's the middle to bottom tier of previous eras that would have little no value in today's NBA. Specifically, players like; Mark Eaton, Daryl Dawkins, Charles Oakley, Kurt Rambis, Anthony Mason, Bill Cartwright, Maurice Cheeks, Dale Davis, Antonio Davis, Derrick McKey, etc.

Since the skill set is so much more superior, players are able to, and want to, do more iso. As opposed to previous eras, where teams depended on ball movement and passing because they didn't have enough players capable of creating their own offense, consistently.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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Consumerism has taken over all industry.
Televised sports is part of consumerism.

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Iíve watched regular season games this season where a player dribbles down the court, none of his teammates under the basket in position, 16-20 seconds left on the shot clock, the player comes to a complete stop at the 3pt line, and puts up a three. ( Piece of overrated garbage Carmelo Anthony comes to mind). This is not basketball. Sometimes Iíll see footage of games from the 80s and I find it more entertaining then the current games.

Plus Houston missing 27 three point shots.....the refs changing the call from a charge on Durant to a foul on LeBron .? Sometimes I think the league is fixed....( FWIW I donít even like LeBron but that was. A charge)
Current games are way better than 80s/90s ball. Defenses are better and offenses are better.

LBJ was never in legal guarding position--it was definitely a block. The process used was unusual, but the ultimate call was correct.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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Televised sports is part of consumerism.



Current games are way better than 80s/90s ball. Defenses are better and offenses are better.

LBJ was never in legal guarding position--it was definitely a block. The process used was unusual, but the ultimate call was correct.
Plus, the call was never "changed". One official called it charge while the other, who had a different angle, called it a block. The entire point of going to the video was because they were in disagreement. After reviewing the video they agreed it was a block. But since fans could only see one ref in the the frame on their TV's they think his call was THEE call. It wasn't.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:33 PM
 
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Televised sports is part of consumerism.

Current games are way better than 80s/90s ball. Defenses are better and offenses are better.

LBJ was never in legal guarding position--it was definitely a block. The process used was unusual, but the ultimate call was correct.
Sports is Bread and Circus not consumerism.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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Sports is Bread and Circus not consumerism.
Sure, Be Like Mike had nothing to do with consumerism. /s
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