Additionally, making sure your VPN has DNS leak protection is important, because if it doesn't there's still a way for your ISP to see what you're doing. NordVPN does have this, but there are some paid ones that do not, so it's important check that out first.
How is no one calling out that 300 million is an absurdly inaccurate number and is from yet another propaganda DVD.
edit: here is the DVD on Amazon
Edit 2: ngl I'm pretty impressed that no one has bought the one copy since this comment blew up lol.
I mean there are dick moves and then there are "having your son undergo a bone marrow extract and then cutting him out of will the next day" moves.
Like the kids weren't even estranged from him.
They wrote this freaking book together https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.amazon.com/Living-Out-Loud-Sports-Fighting/dp/1250125626&ved=2ahUKEwjAkp3ZwLrjAhWDX80KHX8lDA0QFjAOegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw3pVFFVlbYgBUFuEKGEiY3D
If Kawhi re-signs with Toronto (or any other team but the Clippers) I'll be convinced that this entire year Woj has just been a mouthpiece for the Clippers. They did hire a bunch of new people for their front office (e.g. Lee Jenkins)
They both appear to have a good relationship
Steve Ballmer got his own propaganda army to make his team look good
They have a longer, better clip on ESPN, where Draymond, Deandre, and Demaryius Thomas also weigh in.
Watching the instagram post, I thought it was weird at first, because all I heard Butler say was that he could play in the NFL, not he'd be better than current NFL stars, so I thought Durant was just twisting his words. Full clip clears it up though.
Unclear. The '92 Blue Jays were invited to the White House by the first President Bush. The '93 Vancouver Canucks and several other Canadian NHL champs were not invited in the 90s.
At least Oracle was packed even when Warriors were bad..... Cleveland went from best attendance in the league to bottom 5 after LeBron was gone. Talk about fairweather fans
Using attendance percentage because total attendance gives a disadvantage to teams with smaller arenas, and percentage is the best way to compare attendance differences from year to year
Shows clear elbow to forehead contact. Is it a flop? Most likely, but until you go in there and let Anthony Davis' elbow hit your head, I wouldn't be so quick to judge. Elbows fucking hurt.
Credit to bricktamland48. Buried in his down voted comment.
> DeMarcus Cousins. He received this nickname from his former coach at Kentucky, Rod Strickland. He got the name because despite being a big man, he was able to do finesse moves that many guards couldn't even do. This led to Coach Strickland telling him he had a lot of “Boogie”, and the name stuck.
In the spirit of what Pop is saying, I will take this opportunity to plug the Effective Altruist movement, which is unified around the notion of using reason and science to find the most cost-effective ways of helping people. The book Doing Good Better by Will MacAskill is a great introduction. As you will read in the book, the top charities are ~100x more effective than those in the middle of the pack. I would also recommend checking out the charity evaluator GiveWell, which finds the top charities according to the principles of Effective Altruism and transparently gives their reasoning for recommending them.
There was a period where teams would draft all the high school prospects with lottery picks in fear of missing out on the next Kobe, Lebron, Dwight Howard. Here is a link to a book detailing the stories of many of the high school stars who both did well and flamed out. It's worth buying just for the Kevin Garnett stories. The rule was put in place to protect franchises from having to pool their resources into so much uncertainty. The worry is they are not mentally mature enough to be a professional in the NBA yet. Picking Kwame Brown hurt the Wizards for sure, but picking Dwight Howard over Emeka Okafor definitely, definitely helped the Magic.
Adam Silver has taken a different approach to solving this problem. He's bolstering the foundations of younger prospects, making a developmental league more legitimate, and I have not heard him say anything bad about players going overseas to be able to play their way into the NBA. I think this is a much better series of methods than simply let teams draft 18 year olds again.
His Washington years get made fun of but he was pretty damn good. Reading the book on those years illuminated the fact that Jordan's knee had severe tendinitis basically his entire first season as a Wizard, due to being older and training heavily out of nowhere (he announced his comeback very late in the offseason prior), and had to be drained multiple times. He was such a maniac about playing that he refused to let it rest until he just couldn't play anymore. Because of this, his stats don't really look very good in comparison to the rest of his career. His second season his percentages are up across the board and, most impressively, he played all 82 games as he was turning 40 years old averaging 37 minutes a game. That's incredible.
The efficiency isn't great, particularly that first year, but the entire league was not very efficient at that time. It was a tough era to watch basketball if you were a fan of offense. Lots of isos, particularly by Jordan.
Another thing: He took the veterans exception to play as a Wizard, which was only like $1 million a year, and he donated his salary for those two years to charity. I want to say it was a 9/11 victims charity but I'm not 100% on that. I'm going by memory on this. The way I remember it is that he announced his comeback pretty soon after 9/11, almost like it was a response to the event
It definitely took Kyrie awhile to warm up to an undrafted guy going at him every day in practice. Tristan had some funny quotes last year about having to separate them a few times.
Here's an article from last year that talks about them mixing it up in practice.
Also wrote a great book about basketball on native american reservations. Kareem is an awesome guy, I wish he got more recognition from newer generations of fans.
ok, we can work with this. this isn't a big deal, and i'm gonna help you out, assuming you want to be a man of honor and not let a bunch of internet strangers down. Which we all know you won't, right? RIGHT?!
Anywho, you agreed to eat a giant pile of shit. Let's interpret this as, "i will consume feces in some form or fashion". You didn't say YOUR feces, you only said feces.
There is a form of coffee beans that are harvested from the feces of the civet in the Phillippines. The critter consumes these beans, and villagers collect the beans after they have passed through the critter's digestive track. Why? Who the fuck knows. Fortunately for you, these can be purchased on Amazon
Now, some may contend that these coffee does not constitute "a gigantic pile of shit", but I would argue that is semantics and that the beans are themselves feces. It'd be no different that taking the corn kernels from our own feces and brewing up a nasty shit maize tea. And like i said, no where in your wager did you mention it'd be your own shit.
I look forward to watching the video of you drinking coffee.
They had these shoes called the Braca... best damn shoe I ever wore. Flexible, soft... i must have bought 5... 4 different colors + a replacement pair. I gave 3 of them away, wish i never did. Didn't realize they would not be available today.
If anyone knows a warehouse connection lmk.
Ernie’s book is an incredible read. He essentially has several adopted children, one of which is wheelchair bound and leans on his faith for everything. He’s also a cancer survivor. Basketball is just a small part of his life. So he does “work” but at the end of the day he lives with great joy and purpose because his job doesn’t define him. His family and faith does. 10/10 recommend his book
Can't recall off the top of my head, but one of the MJ documentaries talks about how the Bulls all felt they were spent after Game 5 because of how relentless the Jazz were and after the Bulls played so many more games before the finals. They weren't sure they could end the series. Then MJ took over. Could have been for the sake of drama, but it was worth noting.
EDIT: Basically the last 15 min of Michael Jordan to the Max
Did anyone ever use those agility balls where they bounce in random directions? That's what I imagine what Draymond's shots look like off the rim in practice.
It also looks like he is continually changing the rankings. See the 2010 ranking from 2012.
Paul George has been moved up from 10 to 6 already, but Cole Aldrich is at 12 (14 in 2010 and 2014) and Avery Bradley is at 14 (16 in 2010 and 12 currently)
Mark D. Tischler
What's Wrong with the NBA:
Four and five are hilarious in hindsight and apparently we've been bitching about 8 for 3 decades now.
Love was hilarious. He just collapsed in his seat holding his chest with his jaw open, then threw his towel at JR when he finally came over to the bench.
You can see him towards the end of the Knicks broadcast version: https://streamable.com/jyi3
It's like nobody actually watches the games... In the playoffs, lue out coached all the other eastern coaches. Zach Lowe talks about Lue doing just that in this podcast https://player.fm/series/the-full-48/espns-zach-lowe
But continue to think that a coach can win a championship and make 3 finals in a row by accident.
Should give that a read. I'm not saying I approve of the way he carries himself on social media, but saying he's a terrible person solely off of some of the more... eccentric things he says is a bit too much of a reach in the other direction imo.
off topic - but i take every opportunity i can to make sure people know what a saint EJ is.
anyone who watches TNT knows he's a great guy - but not everyone knows the story of just how good a guy he really is.
we're talking human of the century. love this man
Diaw is the best. He literally keeps ^(kept?) special lotion under lock and key that he uses before games, and walks his dogs on a Segway. I'm sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Carving up LeBron's dream team in the Finals despite being a fatty fits his pattern of strangeness very nicely, imo.
>Norm Drucker, one of pro basketball’s most prominent referees, who notoriously ejected Wilt Chamberlain from a game — the only minutes Chamberlain missed in his epic 1961-62 season — died on Friday. He was 94.
For every team except the team with the mini-Bird rights, ie the Knicks.
>"The rate goes up for every $5 million, so the tax due to Lin would have depended on how much salary the Knicks would have had without Lin," ESPN cap expert Larry Coon said. "For example, if they are right at the tax line without Lin, then his $15 million will cost them $28.75 million in tax. If they're $10 million over the tax line before Lin, then his salary will cost them an extra $47.5 million in tax.
>In a league where the essence of trading is matching salaries, Lin's salary was nearly unmatchable for New York. That won't be as true for the Rockets, however. In another CBA wrinkle, for trade purposes, Lin's salary, on the Rockets or any other team, is averaged over the contract. If the Rockets want to trade Lin, his annual salary counts as $8.4 million at any time, making him that much less of a risk.
Well his total Karma is 68917 and he signed up for reddit on the 29th September. Using this handy tool I calculated Ty has been a redditor for 89,340 minutes (rounded down).
Ty has has 1861.25 48 minute blocks of potential usage.
His KPM would therefore be around 37.
A lot higher than Gallinari's 8.5 and Shaq's 4.2
The real MVP would have to be Yao Ming however, with an outrageous 82.8
Not to mention the psychological warfare he's waged against Curry. Just little things: bumping him off the ball, blocking his layup after the whistle, screaming for anyone on offense to attack him whenever they have the ball. All of these things can affect an opponent. I'm not saying it will continue to work. But even if it doesn't, slowing down Curry for three games is more than he could have hoped for.
And that's just the affirmative stuff. It seems like he is intentionally not engaging with Draymond Green at all because he knows Green feeds off that stuff. When he blew by him for the and-one dunk last night, Green started talking and LeBron completely ignored him. That might get under Green's skin because he so badly wants everyone to recognize him for the elite player that he is, and with that comes the expectation that other elite players will engage with you on the court.
"So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be put at risk even if you have a hundred battles. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose. If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War.
A guy from r/laclippers took the same elements and, in far less time than the 2 months Ballmer and the team spent, re-rebranded the uniforms: https://www.behance.net/gallery/25535885/Clippers-Re-ReBrand
I'M DICKIE V BABY! I PUT THE DICK IN THE V, SLAM JAM BAM, DIPSY-DOO DUNK-A-ROO. I'M MR. HIGH RISER, I"M AWESOME BABY! OH BETWEEN THE LEGS BABY! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT BABY! I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I'M LOOKING AT! IT'S UNBELIEVABLE BABY! UH OH, UH OH, UH OH, UH OH, UH OH, UH OH. IT'S OVER BABY, IT'S OVER! IT'S OVER.
Decided to do a horrible slice-and-dice audio version. Now I'm no audio guru so it's pretty awful, but I personally am proud of the 'Uh oh' sequence. (Note: the first portion was skipped because I'm too lazy to find Dickie V saying his name or dick).
The trade was not as impactful as some of his others, but my favorite Auerbach move has to be getting Kermit Washington from the Lakers just for the shear gamesmanship of it all. I'm telling this anecdote from memory so apologies if I get some details wrong, but it's discussed in The Punch by John Feinstein if you're interested.
Red wanted to acquire Washington, but Lakers owner Jack Kent Cooke had instituted a "No Celtics deals" policy. There was no love lost between those teams, obviously, and Auerbach had taken too many people to the woodshed in trades so it was easier and simpler to just tell him to fuck off completely. But Red was not so easily dissuaded. He went to Celtics owner Irv Levin and laid out a plan. He asked Levin to get dinner and drinks with Cooke. Once Cooke was good and liquored up, Levin was to tell him that he was sick and tired of Auerbach getting all the credit for the Celtics' success. He was to propose that the two owners make a deal between just them, Kermit Washington for Charlie Scott (both of whom were kind of headaches for their current teams) so Levin could shove it in Red's face and show who the real boss was. Of course this meant they had to keep it from Lakers execs Jerry West and Bill Sharman as well, lest Red catch wind of the trade.
It almost sounds too absurd to work, like something out of a cheesy novel, but it played out just as Auerbach drew it up.
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker. This book will scare you into sleeping more.
There is also a great Joe Rogan interview with the author. Everyone should watch it.
Scary thing is that CP3 is at rank 11 with 7,740 ast, but Lebron is also rank 18 with 6,879 ast.
LBJ has a spot in top 10 for scoring. LBJ & CP3 both are in top 20 in steals.
Banana boat club taking up seats in all time scoring list.
Dude has mental health issues. He thanked his psychiatrist in one of the most off the wall interviews I've ever heard after winning the 'ship with LA.
His intensity spills over, sometimes into insanity. That said, you are what you do and he's done some heinous shit, so be unmoved if you are.
If you guys are interested, there's already a book on the Bulls last season. It's called Playing for Keeps
It's written by the great David Halberstrom. He got full access to following the team that year. It's not just the last season but also mini biography on most of the players and coaches, but mostly centered around Jordan.
The book is really good and would have been even better if Jordan didn't renege on his promise to sit down after the season 1-1 with Halberstrom.
BTW, the book is really great at showing how much the players HATED Krause and how hard it was for Jackson to try to balance the stars and keeping management out of the way, all while coaching that year on his own expiring contract. It has other great details, like how at the end Reinsdorff would negotiate with Jordan 1-1, no one else, no agents. They'd sit in a room and work it out on their own.
A McGee AMA would be the greatest thing ever. He is the most hilariously off-beat character and he has no filter. Case in point.
Basically keeps your browsing history private if you torrent or just don't want people to know what you're doing online(like your ISP).
I bought NordVPN at a discount but there are some free ones out there. The paid ones are not that expensive for a year or two tho.
Dellavedova dives for the ball, rolls towards Korver meaning the ball will be on the opposite side of Korver so it can't get knocked loose. Accidentally rolls onto Korver and injures ankle.
Smart hustle play by Delly, just bad luck Korver had to get injured.
Gets dragged down by Horford (shown here), lands on his ankle due to Horford's own cause.
Delly is dirty and has a habit for trying to roll onto people's ankles and injure them. He's done it twice in two games and something needs to be done.
You fuckheads this is not a flop. I watched the CSN broadcast and they showed the replay with Davis' elbow making contact with Barnes' nose. Here's a replay of it dumb shits: https://streamable.com/k7m1
A lot of other commenters are on the right track, but this is a complicated question that combines a lot of high finance, economic theory, geopolitics and Greek history (starting from 2001 Eurozone shenanigans).
The debt jargon alone deserves its own explanation and I honestly believe that this should be posted in /r/finance or /r/history, even. Any answer here that isn’t linking to something (or many paragraphs long), whether it’s charts or analyses is for sure leaving a great deal of info out.
I don’t have enough time to properly tackle a question like this, but as a starting point I’d look at this book on JStor (free for some college students), or this for a less finance-heavy look.
This probably isn’t what you’re looking for, but there’s honestly no neat little ELI5 for this that economists or historians would categorize as “correct”. It’s a huge topic, and people spend multiple semesters as part of their Masters studying it.
check out the The captain Class
pretty good book discussing the various GOAT teams, two of which is the ducan spurs and Russell Celtics.
The way that these people click is really interesting, you may not buy the author's theory but it is defiantly interesting. Especially interesting because it kinda forshadowed the Spurs regression
Probably going to get buried, but I don't think the numbers in that tweet are correct.
According to the official score sheet, OKC made 8 3PA in the 1st half and HOU made 14 3PA in the 2nd half. So there were only 22 attempts at the basket where no 3PT were made.
I did a simulation of 10 million trials of both teams shooting the same numbers of shots they attempted in the game at each basket. Given the teams' current 3PT%, chances are about 1 in 10000 of zero baskets made at the "cursed" basket. Unlikely, but definitely not impossible.
You can check my work here: http://jsfiddle.net/N4d3B/ The numbers represent the number of times there were zero makes at each basket. Basket2 is the "cursed" basket. It has a much higher probability of zero makes than the other basket simply because there were less shots attempted at that basket.
Good scented candles are game-changers. I have one that cost $110. Run that thing for a few minutes a week and my place smells amazing. One of the biggest eureka moments in my 30s realizing I could actually make my apartment smell nice, instead of just smell like a man cave
e: seems it's only gotten more expensive. you cant get many more. highly recommend https://www.amazon.com/Labo-Santal-Classic-Candle-8-6/dp/B07CSKXSQ7
Didn't Pat Riley say he was unaware they had planned that, and he thought it was a bad idea?
edit: I think it was in either The Soul of Basketball by Ian Thomsen or Return of the King by Brian Windhorst. I don't own either book, anyone interested in checking?
I'm fairly certain there are some 4 games in 5 night stretches during regular seasons too. It has to be so brutal on the players. quick edit: I wasn't positive so I found this http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11541524/nba-worst-four-games-five-day-series-nba-teams
Way I heard it was lebron in 2004 was an entitled prig who was almost cut/didn't make the team. Was more about the brand than the work and didn't know how to defend p&r
Came from a Woj article (caution)
However the same carried over to 2006 when other reports had 3 out of 4 coaches vote to make LBJ the first cut (to not make the team) due to his attitude. Colangelo overrode them.
2006 was the nadir for US hoops.
Edit: Early LBJ had folks criticise Gilbert for enabling him and his entourage. Wonder why you would think it was different in USA basketball in his first 3 years.
By 2008, the narrative was that LeBron had reached some maturity and could see the kind of work and seriousness Kobe put in. He put the work in on offense and defense...
> In theory, they should trade him now; he's coming off a monster healthy season, and he has two years left on his contract -- happy things that might entice teams spooked by his past foot injuries. He's 28, so he won't be around when the Nets are relevant. Sean Marks, Brooklyn's new GM, has already shown in swapping Thad Young for the No. 20 pick that he will sell a little low on veterans to replenish Brooklyn's raided draft pick cupboard.
> On the flip side, remove Lopez's $22 million salary for next season, and the Nets could enter free agency $50 million below the salary floor. Without much to sell beyond the city, will the Nets be able to spend on anyone better than Lopez?
Some people just aren't as talented as others lol. It's like when you put in hard work to achieve something but someone who's a natural also achieves it without much work. There was an interesting book on this topic when it comes to athletics called "The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance"
I highly recommend reading if you ever have the time:
Do you know what I actively avoid? Broken pencil tips, and now I can thanks to my X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener! Get yours before they're gone!
The NST looks like a tabloid-y paper. I am doubtful that the article writer actually went to school four years to put out an entertainment column like that.
edit: looks like he has a MA in Jourrnalism. My bad.
Yes. The big difference between white culture and black culture is that black people (and other POC groups) have a shared experience of being othered and oppressed based on their skin colour, which gave them a need for unity to fight that oppression. Their commonality comes from the classification and oppression of their shared group of cultures by white people.
If you're interested I really like this video from Thought Slime that dives into in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPY-IBFCxuQ
And if you're REALLY interested here's a great book by Neil Irvin Painter on the subject: https://www.amazon.ca/History-White-People-Irvin-Painter/dp/0393339742
I found this gem the first time this forum was posted on here. NBA fan "Darth Wombat" was trolling basketball forum in 1984.
You can't imagine many guys doing it today because only 1 man did it the whole 2015-16 regular season.
Source btw: http://www.espn.com/nba/gameleaders/_/sort/points
But wasn't the entire narrative for Lebron James in 2012 was to not be a "villain" and play like he usually does?
Edit: Holy fucking shit, LBJ literally said it
Ha! I just realized how terrible that could have come out if I had switched the player names around...
I swear I was just picturing Larry Bird in a jumper being hoisted up into the rafters.
This is the full one
I'm pretty sure there's been an attempt by Nike and Lebron's team to erase this video from the internet and obfuscate its existence with shortened and edited versions, since the only place you can find it is dailymotion.
It appears to have been mildly successful since alot of people think this and the 30 second versions are the real commercial
Redick used to literally have a DVD series on jumpshot mechanics lol
Better Basketball - Better Shooting 2: JJ Redick's Better Shooting Instructional DVD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OYGWU4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fZsGDbVEFMQ6B
Westbrook alone accounted for half of the offensive-rebounding advantage of OKC last year (they were #1 in the league). Westbrook has 3x the average ORB% of the league's PGs. Andre Roberson is #1 among SGs but still significantly below Westbrook. Adams and Kanter are both top 5 among centers. And they didn't even miss that many shots.
Once you include both team's defensive rebounds (to cancel out their advantage in made shots), their differential is +8.4 per game. Highest in the last 20 years. In that period only 1 other team out of ~600 (Bulls in 2011-12) has went above +6.0 in rebound differential.
They'll only get better in this category as their Roberson/Kanter/Adams develop into their prime. OKC would stay as a top 3 team for half a decade if they had a highly efficient scorer to use up those possessions.
This is why KD's move is so bullshit.
Kawhi's choice of foam roller , for anyone interested.
Not great for beginners or anyone looking for a full-body solution, but my go-to for anything related to the leg.
this already happened with Jordan, just won a three peat, including just having a finals series of 41ppg, 8.5rpg, 6.3apg at 29 years old so had plenty left, then his father died so he retired to play baseball
He didn't even give Pippen extra warning
"I couldn't believe my ears," Pippen later tells the media. He calls Jordan. "It's true," MJ tells him. "I'm gone." Pippen tries desperately to talk him out of it. There's no way. Jordan says he has no choice but to step away, that it's time to move"
U.S. presidents retain their title after leaving office.
It's fine to call Jimmy Carter "President Carter" without including "former".
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It kinda does, actually. The rule of thumb I've always heard is more like +/- 7 inches, not 5.
Put into practice:
Shaq is 7-1. His ex-wife is 5-11. Their heights added plus 5 inches divided by 2 is about 6-7.
Shareef O'Neal is listed at 6-9.
Obviously it isn't exact, or else every same-sex sibling would be an identical height, but it gets you close to the likely ballpark.
The same formula applied to Bosh's son would put him around 6-2.
within the article there's a link to the original newspaper story.
After Ray Allen says that the script says Denzel's character is not supposed to score, Spike tells him "I don't care what the script says". To which Ray replies, "It's on now."
(As legend has it, Pop was asked several years ago to change the way he signals for "Shake," which calls for a sideline pick-and-roll with another Spur stationed in the strong corner. The league is said to have decreed at the time that Pop would have to make sure his rolling-dice motion for "Shake" was done with his arm to his side -- as opposed to straight down the middle of his body -- to avoid anything suggestive.) - Zach Lowe http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/10955188/nba-story-san-antonio-spurs-tim-duncan-gregg-popovich
This is an interesting article on how injuries that cursed the start of Steph Curry's NBA career turned into his greatest blessing
It says Joker because it was a Nike ad. He didn't get that nickname until he came to the states, when KSE/Chris Marlowe forced it hard over Will Barton's "Big Honey".
The retroactive history of that nickname is based on an inability to pronounce a soft J, so I'm not sure why Serbians would call him that.
Jackie MacMullan wrote a great article about this game.
>"This was the toughest game I've ever had to play," Pierce conceded. "Tougher than any championship, tougher than any Game 7."
I remember a twitter story about how the Lakers were watching this in their locker room and MWP ran out into the hallway screaming "Linsanity!"
found an article about it on espn
Y’all need to get a hobby, girlfriend, something.
Hating on a man you never met can’t be healthy.
Try https://www.freecodecamp.org/ it really helped me develop skills for my career and utilize time when I was bored
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to enjoy Kristaps Porzingis. The athleticism is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of Latvian history, most of his skill will go over a typical fan's head. There's also Janis's cynical outlook, which is deftly woven into his agentspeak with Kristaps - his personal philosophy draws heavily from maximalist literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of his skill, to realise that it's not just dunking, it's saying something deep about BASKETBALL. As a consequence people who dislike Porzingis truly ARE bandwagoners - of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the wisdom in Janis's existential catchphrase "The most important question here is this: What do you really want to achieve in your career?", which itself is a cryptic reference to Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Kristaps's expert basketball skill unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. And yes, by the way, i DO have a unicorn tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only - and even then they have to demonstrate that they own at least 5 Porzingis jerseys (preferably more) beforehand.
Top portion is from a July 12, 1992 Toledo Blade article (on the right side).
Article right below it is pretty good too:
>My favorite involves Johnny Most, the Boston Celtics' gravel-voiced announcer. Most had been complaining of deafness for months. It is a condition fans of other teams might temporarily prefer if they heard Most rant about how his Celtics are being shafted.
>The Celtics' team physician examined Most and told him he was indeed having hearing problems. Most said he sure could hear the doctor better. The doctor told Most that's because he extracted an earplug that had been lodged in Most's right ear for a year.
The quotes on the Amazon page are hilarious.
"Mark Titus knows a lot of personal secrets of mine. If he revealed any of them in this book, I will kick him right in the testicles. I’m not joking." -Greg Oden
“Of all the players I’ve coached in my career, Mark Titus is one of them.” -Thad Matta
This is like the exact opposite of what happened. He was a serious commentator for Grantland. Then he started the ringer, and has become a shitty hot-take artist.
E: More context on how the guy above me is talking out of his gaping asshole. Bill wrote The Big Book of Basketball. It's basically the Hive Queen to Shea Serrano's Hegemon in terms of basketball literature (sorry for the enders game reference, it's all I got here). He basically got a show on HBO when he started the Ringer to be a hot take artist. The show tanked, but clearly he wants to keep doing it, because htat's all he's been doing since.
It's an atlas
Edit: National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World, Fourth Edition: Indispensable Information and More Than 1,000 Maps and Illustrations https://www.amazon.com/dp/1426215436/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CVnUCbT0X9FKC
He doesn't have to say anything.. that's his agent's job. For some reason people don't know this, but Cousins agent/camp has already demanded a trade numerous times:
Back in 2012:
For PR reasons Boogie himself probably won't say anything until he knows the trade is on the table and about to go through. Just like how Kevin Love wanted to be traded from Minny the whole time, but didn't say anything openly until a deal was imminent.
This trade is only being discussed, it hasn't happened yet. This was the 2nd in a series of tweets from Broussard explaining the deal in question.
>Cavs, Pistons, Twolves discussing 3-team trade that would give Cavs 1st & 2nd picks, sources say.
>Cavs absorb Rip Hamilton into 14.6 mill trade exception & get Det's 8th pick. Cavs send 4th & 8th picks to Minny for 2nd pick
>Cavs would then draft Kyrie No. 1 and Derrick Williams No. 2. Nothing imminent but trade us being discussed by the teams.
Jan 31, 1950, George Mikan voted greatest player of last 50 years.
Feb 9, 1986, Kareem voted greatest player ever.
Win %. I'm actually just guessing with that based on the fact that they have had the best record in (major American) sports by a solid margin during Duncan's career. I could be wrong I guess - let me know. I could see Bird or Magic having better team records. But I kinda doubt it.
Edit: also, this happened during Duncan's reign: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/san-antonio-spurs-los-angeles-lakers-nba-history-030315
Edit: I was wrong in my assumption. Larry Bird has the best record of any top 10 player at .736. Russell is second. Tim Duncan comes in third place. Duncan and Kareem after that. Source here: https://www.quora.com/Percentage-wise-who-is-the-winningest-NBA-player-in-history
He ran an out of bounds play earlier too (recording was crappy because of I accidentally had low bitrate on). I'll upload it anyways in a sec.
Washington DC, Boston, Baltimore, NYC and North Texas have the largest Congolese populations in the US. I'd check there!
Dead wrong about the SSOL Suns being potentially uninteresting. There is actually a great book about the team, called <em>Seven Seconds or Less: My Season on the Bench with the Runnin' and Gunnin' Phoenix Suns.</em> It's possibly my favorite book of all-time.
I'm not much of a book reader, but this one was captivating, especially as an NBA junkie who grew up watching the SSOL Suns. The season the author chose to follow was especially interesting because it was the year where Amare basically sat out the entire season. For context, if you didn't get a chance to follow the team, while Nash ran the offense, Amare was the second-most important player on the team, as he was an offensive juggernaut, their main scorer, and one of the NBA's star young big men at the time. In addition to the main players, like Nash and Coach D'Antoni, the book also goes into details about the personalities, styles, and characteristics of a lot of the role-players and assistant coaches, too, like Shawn Marion, Boris Diaw, James Jones, Raja Bell, Tim Thomas, and Alvin Gentry. Totally awesome book.
So much history there... and it's also fun reading about people's lists of "greatest teams of all time" in 1986... they had no idea what was coming next and neither do we.
This guy basically invents modern (2005+) basketball:
> Edit: I will never have this
The real thing people are missing is just do it. Teach yourself, be engaged in projects, run a blog, put in work and post that OC. Just going to school and studying stuff is nothing on practical applications. Sure, learning in a classroom environment helps, but having a good educational resume has nothing on showing you've done things.
I taught myself SQL to build a database for League of Legends stats, sharing info and analytics from that with people in the stats community got me a job with CBS interactive's LoL eSports site. That didn't pay ****, but it opened a ton of doors both in that community and out, and that on my resume helped me get a corporate full time job doing data analysis stuff from being a broke game tester.
Edit Since This is Visible: For anyone who is interested in this stuff, check out Codecademy if you're interested in getting into the computer side. It's not perfect, but the free 3-10 hour courses are great intros to the basics that jump you right into hands on coding.
i've got nothing to say about draymond. but check out this link of barnes: https://streamable.com/k7m1
whether you still want to call it a flop or not is up to you, but he did get an unexpected elbow to the face.
Definitely check out the podcast he's referencing with Zach Lowe and Ian Thomsen. Was a great listen.
Jackie Christie wrote a book on sex, as well:
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I really don't think RPM is a useful metric. Among all players, Middleton is just beating out Cole Aldrich. And among SGs, both CJ and Middleton are above Klay Thompson. It's a very flawed stat, as are most all encompassing stats. Basically all context is lost.
Never use american league pass. Waste of money.
Get yourself an ILP subscription. I believe india is the cheapest at the moment. Just gotta use something like Zenmate or another in-browser VPN service.
You'll get every game regardless of location that way.