Official NBA Season Thread

#201 Posted by 36Ounces (2062 posts) -
#202 Posted by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

From the article:

Making Bryant the highest-paid player in the NBA over the next two seasons is, objectively, not a smart thing. He's 35 years old, and he has not played a single minute of in-game basketball after suffering a traumatic injury that has devastated nearly every player who has suffered it and managed to stay in the league.

Bryant is taking a slight pay cut here, since he's earning north of $30 million this season, but he did not take a team-friendly discount on the levels of Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and even LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh in Miami.

The True Hollywood Story of Kobe's Crippling Contract

And that is that.

#203 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8478 posts) -

lol

Those look sweet :D

But seriously, Adidas suck as a basketball shoe manufacturer. Maybe Nike can sway Derrick to switch sides if Derrick continues to get hurt.

#204 Posted by kemar7856 (11506 posts) -
#205 Edited by X360PS3AMD05 (36298 posts) -
#206 Posted by mems_1224 (45723 posts) -

Rockets might trade Asik for Varejao??

I hate Varejao :(

#207 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

Rockets might trade Asik for Varejao??

I hate Varejao :(

Interesting trade.

#208 Edited by -Renegade (8340 posts) -
#209 Posted by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

Superb game tonight, Pacers at Heat 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

#210 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

Superb game tonight, Pacers at Heat 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

Is James playing?

Anyway, Bulls need a win BAD in Houston tonight.

#211 Posted by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@Master_Live said:

Superb game tonight, Pacers at Heat 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

Is James playing?

Anyway, Bulls need a win BAD in Houston tonight.

ESPN says yes.

#212 Posted by yokofox33 (28904 posts) -

Superb game tonight, Pacers at Heat 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

And there's nobody at the game... For shame, Miami. For shame.

#213 Posted by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

Superb game tonight, Pacers at Heat 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

And there's nobody at the game... For shame, Miami. For shame.

Was just about to comment on that, what the heck? Where is the people?

#214 Posted by yokofox33 (28904 posts) -

@yokofox33 said:

@Master_Live said:

Superb game tonight, Pacers at Heat 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

And there's nobody at the game... For shame, Miami. For shame.

Was just about to comment on that, what the heck? Where is the people?

It'll fill up a little when all the cuban stragglers and south beach sluts show up midway in the 2nd quarter.

#215 Posted by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

LeBron about to fvck the hell out of Chalmers.

#216 Posted by yokofox33 (28904 posts) -

Heat getting manhandled.

Hopefully a healthy Oden will help in the playoffs.

#217 Posted by yokofox33 (28904 posts) -

Some questionable calls, but I'll take it. Good to see the Heat come back, especially after tempers flared and the crappy play for nearly 3 quarters.

#218 Edited by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

Good game.

#219 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -
#220 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

Kobe to miss 6 weeks(fracture in left knee)

#221 Posted by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

Kobe to miss 6 weeks(fracture in left knee)

Called it. Knew he would rush it.

#222 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

Kobe to miss 6 weeks(fracture in left knee)

Called it. Knew he would rush it.

So what are your thoughts on his 2 year $48m extension?

#223 Edited by Put_in_Kitna (2596 posts) -

Just came in here to laugh at the dubs! lmfao. Pop owned Stern again, go ahead and send another fine you waste. Warriors lose at home to Spurs C team. LOL. I LOVE IT!

#224 Posted by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@Master_Live said:

@PSP107 said:

Kobe to miss 6 weeks(fracture in left knee)

Called it. Knew he would rush it.

So what are your thoughts on his 2 year $48m extension?

Reports state Lakers are looking forward towards the 2015 FA summer, conceding there was a slim chance that LeBron was going to sign with LA this summer. So Lakers decided to keep their legend happy and fringe compete for the playoffs for the next 2 seasons. Which is why it was Kobe who voluntarily should had said he was taking a paycut just like LeBron/Bosh/Wade did so Lakers had more money to sign FA. Since he didn't, the Lakers so no upside in upsetting Kobe. Summary: Contract is good for Kobe, bad for the Lakers.

#225 Edited by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

Dwight dominated Drummond. My god that was beautiful. Offense ran through him and his post moves have been effective.

Rockets need to get healthy. ..

#226 Posted by Master_Live (13607 posts) -

Dwight dominated Drummond. My god that was beautiful. Offense ran through him and his post moves have been effective.

Rockets need to get healthy. ..

Long time no see buddy, yours thoughts on the season so far?

#227 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@Master_Live said:

@PSP107 said:

Kobe to miss 6 weeks(fracture in left knee)

Called it. Knew he would rush it.

So what are your thoughts on his 2 year $48m extension?

Reports state Lakers are looking forward towards the 2015 FA summer, conceding there was a slim chance that LeBron was going to sign with LA this summer. So Lakers decided to keep their legend happy and fringe compete for the playoffs for the next 2 seasons. Which is why it was Kobe who voluntarily should had said he was taking a paycut just like LeBron/Bosh/Wade did so Lakers had more money to sign FA. Since he didn't, the Lakers so no upside in upsetting Kobe. Summary: Contract is good for Kobe, bad for the Lakers.

Lakers should had Amnestied Kobe.

#228 Edited by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

@Master_Live: yeah, I've been able to stay up with the fantasy league but not much else.

Rockets have been snake bitten this year with so many injuries. Only healthy one, ironically enough, has been our 'injury prone' Dwight.

NBA has been fun this year, so much growth from so many young players in smaller markets. My general rule is whatever team has LeBron are favorites, but the Pacers look so good this year.

Portland is a surprise.

Oh yeah, wish the Rockets stopped losing to shifty teams.

#229 Edited by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

@No_Hablo_Ingles said:

NBA has been fun this year, so much growth from so many young players in smaller markets. My general rule is whatever team has LeBron are favorites, but the Pacers look so good this year.

Portland is a surprise.

I know there's a lot of injuries, but the Eastern Conference has been awful.

The Trailblazer being good means bad things for the Rockets.

#230 Posted by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

@PSP107: yeah, the East is a joke. Atlantic division is the worst in recent memory. As I say every year, the top 16 team regardless of conference should go to playoffs. Sad that there may be 2-3 under .500 team that make it in the East and 3-5 over .500 teams won't make it in the west.

#231 Edited by yokofox33 (28904 posts) -

@No_Hablo_Ingles: The East does suck, and I wish it was better, but it's so much fun watching the Knicks and Nets lose and become shittier every game.

#232 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

Wow Brook Lopez out for the season.

#233 Edited by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -
#234 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

@PSP107: You're a slowbro...

I knew it for awhile but just wondering why nobody posted here.

#235 Edited by yokofox33 (28904 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@No_Hablo_Ingles said:

@PSP107: You're a slowbro...

I knew it for awhile but just wondering why nobody posted here.

Because the Nets are irrelevant and Jason Kidd is a terrible coach, wife beater, and drunk.

Seriously though, tough break (no pun intended) for Lopez. Good player.

#236 Edited by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@No_Hablo_Ingles said:

@PSP107: You're a slowbro...

I knew it for awhile but just wondering why nobody posted here.

Seriously though, tough break (no pun intended) for Lopez. Good player.

Though break is the right phrase if you were the many expecting a entertaining Eastern Conference.

#237 Posted by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

Dwight goy every Rocket a rolex. He's been nothing less than Awesome so far.

Anyone notice both Dwight and Griffin improved their FT shooting?

Dwight is nearly 60% after shooting less than 50% last year. Blake is nearly 70%

#238 Posted by Yusuke420 (2793 posts) -

Christmas schedule is a joke, why are the champs on the road? These matchups are hot garbage blowout material..

#239 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

Dwight goy every Rocket a rolex.

If he would of stayed with the Lakers, he could bought everybody a custom Benz.

#240 Posted by kemar7856 (11506 posts) -

playing gasol up high is so dumb by the lakers its unbelievable how much easy shot he could get if they passed it down low to him

#241 Posted by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

@PSP107: earns more money with the Rockets this year than he would have with the Lakers. Thank you tax laws.

#242 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

@PSP107: earns more money with the Rockets this year than he would have with the Lakers. Thank you tax laws.

$30m worth?

#243 Posted by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

@PSP107: that number is inaccurate. A majority of that '30m' was from his 5th year for the Lakers that wasn't a part of his Rocket's contact.

Through the first 4 years (Actually 3 since Dwight Howard will likely opt out after year 3) he makes more in Houston.

#244 Posted by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

Last year the Rockets raped the Bulls, halfway through the first it looks like it's the Spurs turn.

#245 Posted by yokofox33 (28904 posts) -

I realize the NBA was banking on Kobe being back for the Heat matchup, but Heat/Pacers would have been a wayyyyy better game.

#246 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

I realize the NBA was banking on Kobe being back for the Heat matchup, but Heat/Pacers would have been a wayyyyy better game.

I don't think they expected big names like Rose(Bulls) Lopez(Nets) Melo(Knicks) Kobe(Lakers) to be out.

#247 Edited by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

Rockets will probably have max cap space in 2015. All we need is Love.

#248 Posted by No_Hablo_Ingles (8365 posts) -

Z-Bo is something else... hate watching the Rockets guard him

#249 Posted by PSP107 (11560 posts) -

@No_Hablo_Ingles:

Russell Westbrook out until at least All-Star Break.

I guess you can thank Beverly for that.

#250 Edited by yokofox33 (28904 posts) -

Christopher Bosh.

What a man. Clearly we don't need Lebron ever again.