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Author:  Monkey_Driven [ Wed January 02, 2013 3:39 pm ]
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Obligatory thread.

Almost to the halfway point of the season. Warriors have got to be the surprise team so far, right?

Author:  verb_to_trust [ Sat January 05, 2013 5:05 am ]
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Damn it feels good to beat the Heat. Jo Noah said something to the effect of "I don't know if that small ball is going to work....not with Carlos Boozer on the floor." The fact that Booze brought it against a good team tonight is shocking.

2013....THE YEAR OF THE BOOZE!!

Watching the Lakers and Clips right now. Lakers just do not give a shit on the defensive end, and what is up with Dwight Howard? Deandre Jordan is arguably the better player this season....

Author:  verb_to_trust [ Sat January 05, 2013 5:08 am ]
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And I will respond to your statement about the warriors with this:


Author:  nyquillyn [ Sat January 05, 2013 5:16 am ]
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verb_to_trust wrote:
Lakers just do not give a shit on the defensive end.


What do you expect, they have Steve Nash. He's a terrible defender. His MVPs are a joke.

Author:  Monkey_Driven [ Sat January 05, 2013 7:05 pm ]
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turned2black wrote:
verb_to_trust wrote:
Lakers just do not give a shit on the defensive end.


What do you expect, they have Steve Nash. He's a terrible defender. His MVPs are a joke.


Lakers have sucked on defense all year. It is not because of Steve Nash.

Author:  verb_to_trust [ Mon January 07, 2013 8:49 pm ]
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Dwight Howard has a torn labrum and is out one week? That doesn't sound right, tearing your labrum is serious business and it will not heal on its own.

Author:  Monkey_Driven [ Mon January 07, 2013 8:59 pm ]
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verb_to_trust wrote:
Dwight Howard has a torn labrum and is out one week? That doesn't sound right, tearing your labrum is serious business and it will not heal on its own.


Stick a fork in that team. It will be even more of an uphill climb to even make the playoffs. I look for them to make some moves before the deadline.

Author:  Farmer John [ Mon January 07, 2013 9:18 pm ]
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Monkey_Driven wrote:
verb_to_trust wrote:
Dwight Howard has a torn labrum and is out one week? That doesn't sound right, tearing your labrum is serious business and it will not heal on its own.


Stick a fork in that team. It will be even more of an uphill climb to even make the playoffs. I look for them to make some moves before the deadline.


I hear Andrea Bargnani is a good defender. The Lakers should trade for him.

Author:  pnjguy [ Mon January 07, 2013 10:29 pm ]
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Funniest tweet i've read in a while.

‏@ChelseaVPeretti: You can make a difference! Text LAKERS to Red Cross

Author:  pnjguy [ Mon January 07, 2013 10:29 pm ]
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Monkey_Driven wrote:
turned2black wrote:
verb_to_trust wrote:
Lakers just do not give a shit on the defensive end.


What do you expect, they have Steve Nash. He's a terrible defender. His MVPs are a joke.


Lakers have sucked on defense all year. It is not because of Steve Nash.


well, he certainly isn't helping.

Author:  Monkey_Driven [ Mon January 07, 2013 11:10 pm ]
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pnjguy wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
turned2black wrote:
verb_to_trust wrote:
Lakers just do not give a shit on the defensive end.


What do you expect, they have Steve Nash. He's a terrible defender. His MVPs are a joke.


Lakers have sucked on defense all year. It is not because of Steve Nash.


well, he certainly isn't helping.


True. I blame it mostly on injuries, lack of continuity from last season's roster, scheme, and effort. So, basically everything.

Author:  verb_to_trust [ Tue January 08, 2013 2:04 am ]
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If Dwight has a torn labrum he will be useless. You have to have surgery to fix that if you're that guy.

The way Kobe is handling this adversity is strange to me to. Hes not saying any of the right things and supposedly is getting into it with Dwight in the locker room. Should have hired Phil...

Author:  bada [ Tue January 08, 2013 4:11 pm ]
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NYK v Celts was a great game last night!

Author:  Wes C. Addle [ Wed January 09, 2013 10:47 am ]
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Image

Author:  Monkey_Driven [ Wed January 09, 2013 3:22 pm ]
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Wes C. Addle wrote:
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Great offensive player. One of the worst defenders in the league. Still is the front runner for rookie of the year.

Does anyone think the Clippers are a legitimate threat to make the Finals?

Author:  Green Habit [ Wed January 09, 2013 10:00 pm ]
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http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/sacr ... ove-010913

Reports: Kings may move to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP)

People with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday that investor Chris Hansen has contacted the Maloof family about buying the Sacramento Kings.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because no deal has been reached.

One person says the Kings could sell for more than $500 million. The Kings' future in Sacramento has been uncertain because the Maloofs and the city haven't been able to come up with a long-term arena solution.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the discussions between the Kings and Hansen. Yahoo! reported a possible sale could land the Kings in Seattle for the 2013-14 season.

Hansen reached agreement with local governments in Seattle last October on plans to build a $490 million arena near the city's other stadiums: CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field. As part of the agreement, no construction will begin until all environmental reviews are completed and a team has been secured.

Hansen's group is expected to pitch in $290 million in private investment toward the arena, along with helping to pay for transportation improvements in the area around the stadiums. The plans also call for the arena to be able to handle a future NHL franchise. The remaining $200 million in public financing would be paid back with rent money and admissions taxes from the arena, and if that money falls short, Hansen would be responsible for making up the rest. Other investors in the proposed arena include Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and two members of the Nordstrom department store family.

The NBA had no comment. Representatives for Hansen did not return messages seeking comment. Any franchise looking to relocate must submit their plans to the NBA by March 1 and the move must be approved by the league.

''As we have said for nearly a year, we will not comment on rumors or speculation about the Sacramento Kings franchise,'' Maloof family spokesman Eric Rose said when contacted Wednesday by the AP.

The Kings' asking price would top the NBA-record $450 million the Golden State Warriors sold for in July 2010. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA All-Star, tweeted Wednesday afternoon, ''Bottom line Sacramento: it's not over.''


News of the discussions came a day after officials in Virginia Beach, Va., announced they were dropping their efforts to build a new arena. Virginia Beach was thought to be a relocation option for the Kings.

The Maloofs backed out of a tentative $391 million deal for a new downtown arena with Sacramento last year, reigniting fears the franchise could relocate. Johnson and the Kings broke off all negotiations in the summer.

In 2011, the Kings appeared determined to move to Anaheim before Johnson convinced the NBA to give the city one last chance to help finance an arena. At one point, Johnson seemed so certain the team was gone he called the process a ''slow death'' and compared the city's efforts to keep the Kings a ''Hail Mary.''

Johnson made a desperate pitch to the NBA Board of Governors last April, promising league owners the city would find a way to help finance a new arena to replace the team's current outdated suburban facility. He also bought time by presenting more than $10 million in commitments for new advertising, ticket purchases and other financial support from regional businesses for this season.

The NBA's relocation committee, headed by Oklahoma City owner Clay Bennett - who moved the team now known as the Thunder from Seattle in 2008 - recommended that the league give the city a shot to follow through and handed down a March 1 deadline to come up with a plan to help finance an arena. Johnson delivered the agreement on March 1 to send the plan to the City Council.

On the night of March 6, 2012, the Sacramento City Council passed a deal - brokered by the NBA and with the blessing of Commissioner David Stern - for a new downtown arena. A sea of supporters packed the grounds for the vote, which seemingly saved the Kings from relocation.

Kings co-owner Gavin Maloof also attended the meeting. He thanked the council and said his family looked forward to working with the city to finalize plans that would keep the franchise in Sacramento for at least another 30 years.

The Maloofs broke off talks with Johnson and the city over the summer. The Kings have said the deal didn't make financial sense for the franchise.

Author:  Harry Lime [ Wed January 09, 2013 11:15 pm ]
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i'm so sick of this laker shit on ESPN. The NY Jets of the NBA. Let's cover a team that eats goat shit just because there are a number of tasteless fans who might care (that is if they haven't jumped on the Clipper bandwagon already).

Author:  doug rr [ Wed January 09, 2013 11:29 pm ]
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i'm not a basketball fan much anymore but I am really enjoying this lakers slide while living here

Author:  verb_to_trust [ Thu January 10, 2013 12:47 am ]
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SUPERSONICS!!! Its good to have them back. Too bad about the Kings but they never had much of a legacy.



Author:  Joesanity [ Thu January 10, 2013 2:35 am ]
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Cavs 5-3 against Southeast Division. 4-25 against everybody else. I wish they could play the Hawks and Wizards more often. :P

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