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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject:

Very surprising. RIP
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:43 pm    Post subject:

Very sad. Hope we do something classy for the season opener.

RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:59 pm    Post subject:

RIP.
Seemed like a truly nice guy. Condolences to his loved ones.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:06 pm    Post subject:

F cancer man. Damn, thought he was just going to have treatment and didn't know his situation was that dire.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:18 pm    Post subject:

Awful.
Wasn't even supposed to be a cancer that would lead to this (initial diagnosis).

RIP.
Seemed like a really nice guy.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:06 pm    Post subject:

Stunned. One of the good guys no doubt

RIP Flip
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:38 pm    Post subject:

RIP.

I wonder if the Lakers are planning some kind of tribute since they are playing the Lakers on opening night.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject:

He must have been much sicker than what the team let on over the summer or had cancer in other parts of his body. The lifespan of a diagnosis of lymphoma is usually far greater than 6 months.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:37 pm    Post subject:

Wow, I'm shocked. RIP Flip.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:32 pm    Post subject:

I'll always remember Flip for his tenure at Detroit after Larry Brown left. Sad stuff man. Damn.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject:

Here's a statement from the Lakers on the passing of Flip Saunders:
https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/658427986912251904
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject:

Didn't realize it was that far along. Sad to hear that. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject:

RIP Flip. Also sad for KG who played under Flip for all those years. Sad day.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject:

Damn. I had no idea. Flip always struck me as solid coach and even better guy.

(bleep) Cancer.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:30 pm    Post subject:

It was only last December when Flip congratulated Kobe at the Target Center for passing Jordan on the scoring list. Incredibly sad year for basketball.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject:

PrairieAve wrote:
It was only last December when Flip congratulated Kobe at the Target Center for passing Jordan on the scoring list. Incredibly sad.


That was such a classy move by the Wolves franchise. Flip always came off as a basketball junkie. He loved to teach, and when I think of him I envision him on the sidelines pointing and yelling out directions. You could tell he just loved basketball. Tragic news. RIP, coach.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject:

Just so sudden. Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:49 pm    Post subject:

Stephon Marbury had a touching message on his Instagram as well

https://instagram.com/p/9RxMYARyHO/
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:16 pm    Post subject:

Basketball Fan wrote:
Stephon Marbury had a touching message on his Instagram as well

https://instagram.com/p/9RxMYARyHO/


Damn.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:24 pm    Post subject:

From reading an article, he had one treatment left, and then suddenly contracted pneumonia, and ended up being in a coma for 6 weeks. He was being treated at the Mayo Clinic, which is one of, if not the best, hospital in the country, especially for cancer.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject:

Basketball Fan wrote:
Stephon Marbury had a touching message on his Instagram as well

https://instagram.com/p/9RxMYARyHO/


Thats deep....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject:

Garnett's tribute:

https://twitter.com/johnschuhmann/status/658391697982926848

https://twitter.com/BestOfBbalI/status/658383359152934912
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:57 pm    Post subject:

Oh goodness.

RIP

Wow...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:27 pm    Post subject:

Tough couple weeks for the NBA community. First LO has a major scare now Flip. Really sad, I'll always remember him fondly. Condolences out to his family, friends, and those he touched.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:53 pm    Post subject:

RIP Flip.
He was a class act.
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