2019 NBA PLAYOFFS THREAD-RAPTORS 2019 CHAMPS
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 404, 405, 406 ... 445, 446, 447  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> General Basketball Discussion Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ziggy
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 11506

PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject:

Don Draper wrote:
Ziggy wrote:
slavavov wrote:
If GSW comes back and wins the championship, imo that would be just another dagger in KD's soul because I feel like it would invalidate his 2 rings in the minds of many.

Maybe no one in the media will talk about it for a while just because they don't want to come off as classless so soon after his injury, but once the bad feelings about it wear off I feel like many people will want to permanently put an asterisk next to KD's 2 rings.


I just don't see GS beating them without KD. Role players always look better at home and that's why I think TO is going to close this out in game 6. Guys like Siakam, Danny Green, M. Gasol, Ibaka will play better. As hot as GS was, this was still a tight game. So this asterisk narrative will be a moot point imo.


Game 6 is at Oracle though, and Game 7s typically have less of a homecourt advantage, especially considering the Raptors are new to this whereas the Warriors are not.


Ah you're right. Had a brain fart.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
epak
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 29427

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:06 am    Post subject:

Only the Lakers can overshadow the finals.
Didn't they do that a few times in the past?
_________________
👊 Los Angeles Lakers 👊

LBJ23 . KL2 . AD21
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Wolverine
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 21 Mar 2004
Posts: 7693
Location: San Jose, CA

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:43 am    Post subject:

How bad have the 2019 Finals been for fans spending huge chunks of money on tickets to go to these games. 4 of the 5 NBA Finals games (so far) and 5 of the 7 NHL Stanley Cup Finals games (including Game 7) ended with the home team losing and their fans leaving with a bad taste in their mouths.

Makes you wonder if home field advantage is still a thing at the highest levels of competition.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lonzo-Lite
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 17 May 2011
Posts: 2819

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:12 am    Post subject:

If TOR wins, when will they hold the parade?

They could hold it until July 1st to make it super awkward for Kawhi.
_________________
Tacos
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PHILosophize
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 05 Nov 2012
Posts: 9030

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:27 am    Post subject:

Wolverine wrote:
How bad have the 2019 Finals been for fans spending huge chunks of money on tickets to go to these games. 4 of the 5 NBA Finals games (so far) and 5 of the 7 NHL Stanley Cup Finals games (including Game 7) ended with the home team losing and their fans leaving with a bad taste in their mouths.

Makes you wonder if home field advantage is still a thing at the highest levels of competition.


I think it really depends on the sport. IMO, for indoor sports like basketball and hockey it's less of a thing relative to outdoor sports like football. In an outdoor sport situation you have different weather to contend with, week-long preparation, crowd noise having a significant impact on play calling/line of scrimmage stuff pre-snap, etc. No similar issues with indoor sports.

A caveat would be college sports, where home court in basketball seems to me to have a bigger impact. But overall, I think you're right regarding these two professional sports specifically.
_________________
one dog goes that way the other dog goes the other way
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
oaktown_dimond
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 16 Nov 2007
Posts: 269

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject:

i'm thinking he stays in Toronto. isn't that the situation he wants? play at the highest level without a media circus surrounding him?

seems like he'd get annoyed with the LA media frenzy?

audioaxes wrote:
Intrigued by a game 7 but I really want this series over ASAP so the full on Kawhi recruitment can begin.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
jodeke
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 47831
Location: In a world where admitting to not knowing something is considered intelligent.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 am    Post subject:

I give Jurassic the edge in this series not because of HCA but attrition. They have weathered the season and gone into the finals with the fewest injuries.

They have one hampered superstar, Kawhi Leonard. Golden has one healthy superstar, Stephen Curry. Durant is done. Klay, Looney, Cousins are playing with pain. Neither is 100%

If the Raptors lose the series it will go down as one huge choke or the surfacing of what the heart of a champion looks like.
_________________
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Your prayers are always answered. Sometimes the answer is NO.


Last edited by jodeke on Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:25 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
loslakersss
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 31 Dec 2008
Posts: 8723
Location: LA

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 am    Post subject:

Yeah, Kawhi seems annoyed by stupid questions from the media. I don't think he would enjoy being asked about legacy, the dysfunction of the FO, comparisons to Kobe, etc. all the time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
jodeke
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 47831
Location: In a world where admitting to not knowing something is considered intelligent.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject:

Kawhi left the city most suited to fit his personality, San Antonio. Pop shielded him from the media, it'a small market city.

It's rumored he was tired of the city. It's believed, with reason, the medical staff misdiagnosed his injury. It's been pushed around that his reasons for not playing weren't believed. Given the last two reasons his leaving is understood.

I think Kawhi can handle the media in LA or NY. He has a personality that's not easily ruffled. He handles the media as he does his game, without emotion.

He does his job on the court without fanfare. He answers media question same. His answers are direct and to the point, not bloviated. (SAS )

He'll be fine wherever he goes. If Toronto wins the chip he may stay in Canada. I don't think he will.

I think we can rule the Lakers out, it's been printed he doesn't want to play with James. If he comes here he'll be a Clipper.

Forget Kawhi. Don't chase a canoe through the rapids without a super duper life jacket, the falls are just ahead.
_________________
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Your prayers are always answered. Sometimes the answer is NO.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
UKUGA
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 19 Feb 2008
Posts: 433
Location: 22033

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject:

Wolverine wrote:
How bad have the 2019 Finals been for fans spending huge chunks of money on tickets to go to these games. 4 of the 5 NBA Finals games (so far) and 5 of the 7 NHL Stanley Cup Finals games (including Game 7) ended with the home team losing and their fans leaving with a bad taste in their mouths.

Makes you wonder if home field advantage is still a thing at the highest levels of competition.


I will let you know my thoughts after Game 7.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Nash Vegas
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Sep 2012
Posts: 4185

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:11 pm    Post subject:

If Kawhi wins the chip tonight, watch Ainge throw Tatum in tomorrow to get AD.

That’s probably what Griffin is hoping.
_________________
Marcellus Wiley
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ContagiousInspiration
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 07 May 2014
Posts: 6487
Location: Boulder ;)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:09 pm    Post subject:

I'm still upset about the timeout

People don't realize how hampered Kawhis play is because of the injury

He found his spark and was unstoppable. But he knew it might hurt
more if he went 110% and he did it anyways only to get punished by his coach

Oh well
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Wvc0925
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 29 Nov 2017
Posts: 144

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject:

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
I'm still upset about the timeout

People don't realize how hampered Kawhis play is because of the injury

He found his spark and was unstoppable. But he knew it might hurt
more if he went 110% and he did it anyways only to get punished by his coach

Oh well


Will he ever be 100%
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
venturalakersfan
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 14 Apr 2001
Posts: 132746
Location: The Gold Coast

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject:

loslakersss wrote:
Yeah, Kawhi seems annoyed by stupid questions from the media. I don't think he would enjoy being asked about legacy, the dysfunction of the FO, comparisons to Kobe, etc. all the time.


“Kawhi, you’re really tall. Why is that?”
_________________
How about those Blues!!!!!!!!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
JerryWest_44
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 22 May 2004
Posts: 13362

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject:

close this puppy out tonite
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lakers#1Team
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 Jun 2005
Posts: 28117
Location: High above the western sideline

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject:

Here we go!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
JerryWest_44
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 22 May 2004
Posts: 13362

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject:

kyle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
CandyCanes
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 Dec 2007
Posts: 29167
Location: Santa Clarita, CA (Hell) ->>>>>Washington, DC

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:13 pm    Post subject:

Lol getting torched by scrub Lowry
_________________
Damian Lillard shatters Dwight Coward's championship dreams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZrbEjppnd4


Last edited by CandyCanes on Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:17 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Reply with quote
JerryWest_44
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 22 May 2004
Posts: 13362

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:14 pm    Post subject:

don’t touch kyle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lakers#1Team
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 24 Jun 2005
Posts: 28117
Location: High above the western sideline

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:14 pm    Post subject:

Wow, Lowry with the hot start.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
jodeke
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 47831
Location: In a world where admitting to not knowing something is considered intelligent.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:16 pm    Post subject:

I thought if Lowry woke up the Dubs need to go to Sams for some fishing gear
_________________
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Your prayers are always answered. Sometimes the answer is NO.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
jodeke
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 47831
Location: In a world where admitting to not knowing something is considered intelligent.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject:

Jurassic shooting lights out
_________________
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Your prayers are always answered. Sometimes the answer is NO.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
ksmgf
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 24 Jun 2005
Posts: 2154

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject:

Toronto is winning tonite. Dubs just don’t have it. Kyrie Lowry is the finals mvp
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
JerryWest_44
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 22 May 2004
Posts: 13362

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject:

wire to wire?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
jodeke
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 47831
Location: In a world where admitting to not knowing something is considered intelligent.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject:

Never underestimate the heart of a champion....
_________________
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

Your prayers are always answered. Sometimes the answer is NO.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> General Basketball Discussion All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 404, 405, 406 ... 445, 446, 447  Next
Page 405 of 447
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB