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As a criminal defense lawyer, this is MA ...the most liberal state. Imagine Alabama.
Thank you Jaylen. As an extremely young man, you are wise beyond your years. I expect great things from you (on and off the court).
There would be some other repercussions that are hard to figure out. We probably don't have Smart, for example. Would we have kept Rondo? We might not have space for Horford. Etc.
Along a similar note, do you remember when we were in discussions to trade Rondo for Curry?
Fun fact: She seemed to be one of the only journalists Larry Bird liked/respected. The reason I say that is she co-wrote a few of his books. I highly recommend checking out Bird Watching and When the Game Was Ours if you're into the whole reading thing.
> Smart or Rozier are highly likely to be part of the deal and having another ball handler is going to be necessary
or if Smart or Rozier (or, gulp, IT) go down, we're going to want another pure PG. DJax does that.
i think forsberg put it best when describing those final roster spots:
>The Celtics like Jackson, who is perceived to have slid on draft night, and would love to keep him in the sort of emergency ball-handler role that Phil Pressey held down in recent seasons.
> Unbeknownst to the general public, Ainge was working on the KG Plan, concocted three or four years before the summer of ’07. Maybe if fans had known, they wouldn’t have marched down Causeway Street with pitchforks and torches in hand. “‘We’ll be ready. We’ll have enough assets to trade for him if he becomes available. I don’t know if Minnesota will renew him.’ That’s exactly what Danny said,” Grousbeck recalled.
Echoes what Hinkie said in that infamous letter:
> Ask who wants to trade for an in-his-prime Kevin Garnett and 30 hands will go up. Ask who planned for it three or four years in advance and Danny Ainge is nearly alone.
I believe this is the table you are talking about. Your seats would likely be in front of the security guard displayed in this photo. I think it would be a minor obstruction if you really wanted to see the whole court. I would probably take the safe bet and go one our two rows back or choose another viewing angle. But you might prefer being near the bench to be closer to the players. There's several real photos like that one if you search google images (td garden [insert row/seat here]).
The autograph part is not guaranteed. However the best chances to get an autograph is to show up early and hang near the players entrance tunnel when they come out before warmups. If you hang near there you might get one or two guys to sign something. Even if you don't it's a great place for photos.
There's a lot to do in Boston. But it's entirely up to you if you want a tourist approach or a local approach. Trying going to /r/Boston and search there. Also it might help to go to tripadvisor or just search "best things to do/see in Boston".
John Karalis, who is currently a beat writer for the Celtics, the host on the Locked On Celtics podcast, and is generally really well-liked on this sub, just published a book. It’s called “The Boston Celtics All-Time All-Stars” and I think it just came out today. I ordered one for my dad for Christmas and picked up one for myself
I have an international subscription to NBA league pass and NordVPN. I can get home and away feeds for the majority of games (outside of the ones unavailable because of league/network rules) and nothing is blacked out.
The 4th was great to watch with Mike and Tommy calling.
I do find it interesting that RPM predicted him to improve after a career year, where most models, including CARMELO, expect regression to the mean.
Personally, I think he'll be what I like to call a 'D-Star' - someone who provides Allstar-level impact, but is overlooked for the actual game because slightly more of his impact is on the defensive end.
Yeah there was an entire article in January about how he eats at Chipotle every day: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/14625001/if-your-looking-danny-ainge-there-one-place-sure-find-him
Partially because he loves the food and partially because he had a heart attack in 2009 and they offer relatively healthy options for fast food.
The article even mentioned that Chipotle offers "celebrity cards", but Ainge hadn't taken advantage of it yet.
>The rest of the front office was stunned to read that Chipotle offers "celebrity" cards to some NBA players, granting them a free burrito per day. "Look, Danny is wealthy, and he doesn't need a free meal," Zarren said. "But these players are getting a card for going four times a week, when Danny might go 10 times? That doesn't seem fair."
He certainly deserved one after the free advertising of that article. That and he brings business there daily by dragging his staff there. Hah.
> And his +/- has been great as usual.
That's the point - as usual. I'd love to boost him for his impressive 2pt%, but he somehow managed to be even worse from 3, so it cancels out. The defence and intangibles are off the charts - we know that.
As for Young:
> Young's defense remains a work in progress. Synergy Sports preseason numbers have opponents shooting 61.5 percent against him and generating 1.35 points per play (that ranks him in the 4th percentile among all NBA players this preseason).
Here's a link to the local Indiana station that has online stream of their radio station and will be broadcasting the game.
Here's a link to the local Boston station stream of it. I can never get their actual site to work, so this is the iheart radio link to 105.7 station.
Thanks for organising this!
I have "When the Game was Ours" and "Red and Me" already and haven't read either, so they get my vote! However I'm happy to get any other book too.
One small thing, allow a few weeks from when we decide on a book until when we start, as people in far off lands (like me in Australia!) will order from Amazon and it takes a bit of time to swim over here. I might buy some on Kindle, but I like having physical copies of books like these.
Also, for those not in the US, http://www.bookdepository.com is a good source for books and they don't charge shipping. Makes buying just a single book very cheap normally.
Two months to read a book sounds about right to me. Some people won't be able to get through a book in a month, so it's better to be slow enough for everyone I think. Depending on the book, we could do 2-3 chapters a week or something like that and just let it take as long as it does to finish?
I did a bit more digging and you're right about CSNNE not being offered.
> "CSN is the home of extensive and comprehensive sports news and analysis of the region’s favorite teams. Eligible channels are CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Chicago, CSN California, and CSN Bay Area."
I was thinking about trying sling this year, but I guess I won't be!
I use a VPN and NBA League Pass. It's been talked about before on reddit but the gist of it is this:
One thing to keep in mind is - The subscription itself is 15$ but you also need to pay for the VPN. League Pass is crazy expensive over here (I don't live in the States), and I can never watch the games live anyways since they air early in the morning.
I watch the games the next day and it skips all the commercials and bullshit halftime shows. Cuts the broadcast from 3 and a half hours to a much more manageable hour and a half / 2 hours.
Sign up for league pass, $120 for a single-team pass for the whole season (including playoffs). If you live outside of the Boston media market, that's the whole solution. If you live within the Boston media market, you also need some way of reassigning your DNS. I use Unlocator.
Have you guys read the article from Darren Rovel?
Seems like it may be a while before most of the teams get sponsors. No one seems to know how to price them.
Not sure which company the Celtics should get (not sure I even want them to have one) but the Hornets seem destined to have Jordan Brand.
I agree with that. Not sure anyone has ever come back from 3-0 down in a playoff series.
> No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series. The 1951 New York Knickerbockers, the 1994 Denver Nuggets, and the 2003 Portland Trailblazers came back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the series at 3-3, but neither won their respective Game 7.
52 sounds about right. 55 is the highest I've seen so far. Kevin Pelton has the C's just below 50. Andrew Johnson of Nylon Calculus projects 51. Most pundits have the Celtics either 2nd or 3rd in the East. People should understand that the addition of Horford to an already good team will naturally come with heightened expectations especially in the East where there's no clear 2nd seed behind the Cavs.
(Live read reaction)
It's a good question, and something I would consider, but it's a big gamble Ainge. I think Brad mandated a call for size and shooting on the wing so poor Marcus isn't the spackle for every problem the bench faces. The Celtics have designs on winning plural playoff series this year, and the back up SF position has been such a graveyard for the Celtics that it actually just didn't exsist last year. 3 point shooting still figures to be a primary bugaboo of the team, so even if Jaylen Brown and the young pups look good, the team is still devoid enough of even average three point shooting (only Jerebko, Olynyk, Bradley, and Thomas were above league average last year) particularly on the wing.
I think the way to look at Gerald Green, is he puts a floor on that backup 3/ 4th wing spot that's a lot higher and walks onto the team as the "4th best 3 point shooter", and the "2nd best non-big 3 point shooter". It's tough to cut that when the Celtics have designs on winning and know that shooting will be problem.
That said, I'm not disagreeing.
Oh it's a wild listen to go back in time. I remember hearing that year and just lising my shit lmao. I believe it is this episode, just had difficulty playing it on my phone from this website
I just did put the schedule from http://www.nba.com/celtics/schedule/downloadable/ on my Google Calendar today. Though it wouldn't let me edit the calendar if I just added it so I imported the MS Outlook file. I don't know how it is for iCal though.
I just found that ESPN does one too if you don't like the official one they have: http://www.espn.com/nba/team/schedule/_/name/Bos/seasontype/2
It is just as easy to say the cap situation is a result of the investment in Hayward or Al. It has absolutely nothing to do with Nader as an individual. The definition of the sunk cost fallacy: "the idea that a company or organization is more likely to continue with a project if they have already invested a lot of money, time, or effort in it, even when continuing is not the best thing to do."
How does our current situation fit that definition? Even if we cut Nader, signing Bird wouldn't be the right thing to do, so we're not continuing with a project just because we've already invested in it. We're sticking with Nader because the alternative is reduced cap space next season which is what we're trying to avoid. If you disagree and think it's worth taking on another contract that's fine, but that doesn't make it a sunk cost fallacy.
I'm sorry this is insanity. Phil Jackson quit coaching the Lakers and wrote a book calling out Kobe for essentially ruining the dynasty: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Season-Team-Search-Soul/dp/0143035878
Kobe also didn't sacrifice shit with Shaq. He was CLEARLY the 2nd best player on the team and if anything Shaq should've taken more shots. Shaq was the most dominant player in the league for 3 straight playoffs.
Kobe basically shot the Lakers out of that Detroit series by refusing to work within the offense and feed the ball to Shaq who was dominating.
If Tatum really wanted to emulate Kobe he'd start by playing as hard on defense as Kobe did when he was in his early 20s and was making 1st team all defense.
I remember this like it was yesterday.
I had really no idea who he was because I don't give a crap about college sports. The talk around town was that he was going to be the Celtics' savior. "OK" I thought, "I'll give him a chance. Seems like the right guy."
He then proceeded to do everything wrong. I was patient because maybe his way was the right way and would pay out with more time.
Every trade, free agent, and draft pick was the wrong guy. Everything he tried to do with the players and team on the court failed.
But the worst thing was that he seemed like an outsider (New Jersey IIRC) used car salesman/sales shyster. He had his own TV show, his line of spaghetti sauce, and pushed some crappy self-help book he supposedly wrote.
In the meantime, he kept losing. And losing. And losing. And making dumb trades. Like really fucking dumb trades. And losing. And losing.
And when he got called out on his BS by media and fans he just got super defensive and belligerent.
After a couple of years my reaction was "who the fuck is this clown? Does he even know what a basketball IS?"
Then he quit. He just... quit.
I've hated him since.
I don't get why the VPN stuff would work differently between Mexico and India. I'd imagine it works the same as using something like the Zenmate chrome extension with and NFL Game Pass where you can turn it off without it trying to completely reconnect.
if you have league pass and you install a VPN extension on chrome it will effectively remove the blackout and allow you to watch the celtics on league pass (having done this before, Zenmate is my recommendation)
If you don't want to use /r/nbastreams and want a legit VPN service check out TunnelBear. Costs money so whether it's worth it is up to you.
Another good option is using a Smart DNS like Unlocator. Smart DNS re-routes parts of your traffic that identify your geo location. This lets you bypass the NBA League Pass Blackout by making your traffic appear to be coming form a non-blacked out region.
Send me a past work and I'll look at it. I can't evaluate content. When it comes to sports, anyone can write anything they want. Very few people, though, can do it well.
I suggest you check out On Writing Well and The Elements of Style. I believe they are a must if you want to become a sports writer/blogger or correctly update your Facebook status/text/tweet/post on Reddit/write a note on the fridge, etc. I'm not a grammar nazi (hell, one of my favorite sites is Barstool), but it irks me when "reputable" papers like the Globe or Herald publish opinion pieces with no style. Long story short, if you want to go anywhere with this, work on your craft, know the rules of grammar, and know when to break them to make a point.
I was sold on Jaylen when he said he was "...ready to rip somebody's head off" after the draft.
I’ve done this for years. The trick is:
1) Buy a subscription to the European version of NBA league pass
2) Use a smart DNS service (I recommend Unlocator)
VPN solution also works, but means you’re always going to be watching on a browser. The approach above works with smart TVs/ streaming media players.
DM me for more info/support.
The “free” way is: .
NordVPN is cheap and can get the job done--im speaking on changing locations and not privacy perhaps.
Other options Ive heard good things about are ExpressVPN and GhostVPN. But as the comment above says, do the research.
Do yourself a favor and order, The Time Machine Did It.. Schwartzwelder is famous as a lead Simpsons writer in the 90's who produced some of the shows best content. Interestingly enough, you two share a writing style... Congrats on some great work here friend.
Cool, thanks for those, I'll check em out. Here a couple books I think you might enjoy aswell:
It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
The Storm before the Storm: The beginning of the end of the roman republic
That second one is a much more fun read and while nothing in history matches one to one it is always interesting to see parallels. That same author, Mike Duncan, also has an incredible podcast series about revolutions simply tittles revolutions. probably 500+ hours of dissecting what went wrong in many different countries and the deep rooted societal issues that led to said revolutions.
Little $70 throw away…
Mini Projector, PVO Portable Projector for Cartoon, Kids Gift, Outdoor Movie Projector, LED Pico Video Projector for Home Theater Movie Projector with HDMI USB AV Interfaces and Remote Control https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B8DKYPS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VPFDFB6S393NY44HZV3C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The brightness leaves some thing to be desired, but for $70 it works great!
Can someone who is going tonight bring inflatable globes and bounce them around the stadium for Kyrie to see?
There isn't a penalty, but maximizing the use of the cap by signing someone like Zeller to a (wildly overpaying) contract at 8m while still staying under the cap is good business.
In short this is ownership telling Danny "Hey, we have no reason to jump above the cap right now and pay luxury tax. But go ahead and use however much of the cap you need to keep options open later on down the road."
EXAMPLE: NY decides it really does want to rebuild around Porzingis
NYK sends: Carmelo Anthony (3yrs) and Kyle O'Quinn (3yrs)
BOS sends: Amir Johnson (1yr), Jonas Jerebko (1yr), and Tyler Zeller (1yr guaranteed) with an assortment of picks
The link says Avery Bradley only because I used his salary to mimick Zeller's since he's untradeable until January. You really want to send Avery (and his fully guaranteed 2 year contract, which is unattractive for a rebuilding team)? Or sign Zeller for a garbage contract that's attractive to the opposite team because they can waive him, or worst case scenario a trade doesn't happen and and the Celtics just waive his non-guaranteed second year?
ProtonVPN has a free version with access to America, Netherlands and (I think) China. You'd be able to install that, hop on an American server and sign up for a free month trial of Showtime on their streaming service. Just make sure you end the subscription before the first charge goes through a month from now
it was a good pod.
link below (for google users)
the lowe post with Smart
Jaylen Brown is one of if not the most underrated players in the NBA. Heard a podcast a couple weeks back where these guys highlighted him as the most underrated player in the league. The guy really has taken off! https://www.buzzsprout.com/794936/2454047-episode-2-top-10-underrated-players-in-the-nba
Jaylen is one of if not the most underrated players in the league. His game has really taken off this season. Heard a great basketball podcast a few weeks ago highlighting him as the most underrated player in the NBA. Check out the link https://www.buzzsprout.com/794936/2454047-episode-2-top-10-underrated-players-in-the-nba
I think you need the RES version of reddit to use this feature. There's like a little tab where you can have a short description next to a users name, and that will show up anywhere else they comment.
I wear compression knee things when playing ball but only for the knee pads because I'm getting old and fall alot. Legs don't move as fast as before.
I used Nord last year and it was a little slow. On my phone (Verizon Galaxy S8) I'd get notifications all the time that my connection could be faster and the app would work maybe half the time. On a laptop it was much more reliable.
ExpressVPN is also very good. I just started testing it this off-season and I really like it.
Edit: how are you watching the games? That will help make some other recommendations.
I hear you on the iPad other thing, are you familiar with VPNs? I've used them in the can usually grab an IP from somewhere else and trick League Pass into thinking you're elsewhere so you can watch the C's. I've used services like NordVPN on iPad and it works well enough.
I honestly couldn't tell you sorry. I just discovered i could do this and im from LA. I was using PureVPN to get this info and i didn't see a cheaper option posted yet so i figured id help some people save an extra $20
I'm having trouble chromecasting my international league pass. I used to follow these steps as recently as last week but it stopped working. Any thoughts on how to get Chromecasting working again?
1 turn on VPN (Torguard) for any international country like Canada
2 log in NBA on mobile or laptop using international League pass credentials
3 then select a game to play
4 Turn off VPN on mobile
5 Chromecast onto Shield or Android TV with Android TV VPN being off
6 you can then switch to any other game from mobile or laptop to Chromecasting device
I'm using NordVPN currently, whenever I try to log into the unpatched app using my ILP credentials it says invalid username or password.
I'll try tunnelbear and see if that works any better.
Yes the "patch" is lucky patcher.
Has anyone else noticed this recent issue, and does anyone have a fix? The International NBA app (v231, Build Number 8.0922) on Android no longer plays game when VPN is turned off after logging in with VPN on and it no longer Chromecasts.
When logging in with VPN into the International NBA app works fine to watch live games. But when VPN is turned off, the games stop working. Chromecast also has stopped working even after following the below steps. Anybody else have a fix or a different way to get Chromecasting working?
1 turn on VPN (Torguard) for any international country like Mexico
5 Chromecast onto Shield or Android TV with Android TV VPN being off (Unable to do this step as the app no longer plays the games and prompts you to purchase the league pass or shows your account as having a valid League Pass subscription but doesn't play any games)
6 you can then switch to any other game from mobile or laptop to Chromecasting device (Unable to do this step as the app no longer plays the games and prompts you to purchase the league pass or shows your account as having a valid League Pass subscription but doesn't play any games)
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They are a little expensive but you can catch them on sale for 20 bucks. I have it fully set up now where it pulls out the sides and makes it completely flat against the wall.
I mean, the whole burning books thing and executing people for dissenting opinions actually happened. I don't agree with censoring information. Remember The Art of War: "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."
Read the opening chapter to The Undoing Project. It's all about how Daryl Morey evolved his thinking in regards to how he drafted through the use of scouts vs. statistical models. (The rest of the book is unrelated.)
My point in bringing that up is that if you're gonna talk about stuff like this, it's all just group think. If you're not referencing something hard then we're grasping at straws. If you dig around, you can find some interesting statistical models online. I know Basketball Analytics still has one up,
I haven't read it, but I've hard really good things from some of my friends on this book about peak performance and "flow"
Thats a little cheaper but international shipping will always be a bitch
I used my credit card and everything went fine. What do you meant with American app? I just downloaded the official app from the store. There is only one. There are no login issues and I can stream everything. I bought via Canada and am living in Germany with all my real names and adresses and all.
Unfortunately I wont get the NBA app on the PS3 to work. I am logged in but it won't recognize that I bought a LP subscribtion. But I think that has nothing to do with the purchase process.
EDIT: I should state, that I am using a Windows 10 PC with Firefox 90% of the time which works 100%. The whole NBA package is just garbage unfortunately (android app, ps3 app, streaming via chrome cast, having trouble with all of that, crashes, long loading times)