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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject:

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I think they go 1-4 with the only win coming against Utah.


I agree with this.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject:

5-0 baby! Ehhh.. I'll say 2-3 with wins against the Raptors and Pistons.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject:

Prob 1-4 but ill predict 2-3
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject:

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why in the world is Lavar out there poking John Wall? Magic may need to shut this idiot up....he is writing checks, that his son nor any rookie can cash. Do not make John Wall more motivated right before he comes to town!


Do you honestly think it makes a difference? Like in the 4th quarter, John Wall is bringing the ball up court and thinks "Man, f--- Lavar Ball!" and plays harder? Once the game starts, he's going to play his game regardless.

And even if I accept that premise as true, Lonzo will get better by playing better competition like Kevin O'Connor mentioned in his article today.

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LaVar put a target on Lonzo’s back, but the extra attention the 19-year-old receives may ultimately be the best thing for his development. Being challenged by people better than you is how you improve faster, no matter what you do in life. In fact, Lonzo himself used to play against eighth graders when he was in elementary school to challenge himself. “My boys have been playing like this since they were little,” LaVar told The Ringer’s Danny Chau in 2016.


yes, I do...that would be the premise of my decision to write the post. Kevin O'Connor may be the single last opinion that I would ever use in an attempt to support my position.

btw, did I tell you that I was glad your posting again? Oh, I didn't......


So you honestly believe in your heart that John Wall wouldn't try his absolute hardest if Lavar didn't make a comment?

And I'm just curious why you think Kevin O'Connor's opinion that competition makes people better is at all controversial or wrong. Isn't that one of the reasons you liked Josh Jackson, that the Big 12 had superior teams? This isn't even really a new opinion, either. "Iron sharpens iron" is an expression that goes back to the Bible.


I believe players can be additionally motivated when called out, and I simply think O'Connor is a wannabe basketball hipster....not even an actual bball hipster....just a wannabe....I do not value his opinion.


Kobe made a career of sharper focus when he was challenged.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject:

If we can go 2-3 I'd be very happy.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject:

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why in the world is Lavar out there poking John Wall? Magic may need to shut this idiot up....he is writing checks, that his son nor any rookie can cash. Do not make John Wall more motivated right before he comes to town!


Do you honestly think it makes a difference? Like in the 4th quarter, John Wall is bringing the ball up court and thinks "Man, f--- Lavar Ball!" and plays harder? Once the game starts, he's going to play his game regardless.

And even if I accept that premise as true, Lonzo will get better by playing better competition like Kevin O'Connor mentioned in his article today.

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LaVar put a target on Lonzo’s back, but the extra attention the 19-year-old receives may ultimately be the best thing for his development. Being challenged by people better than you is how you improve faster, no matter what you do in life. In fact, Lonzo himself used to play against eighth graders when he was in elementary school to challenge himself. “My boys have been playing like this since they were little,” LaVar told The Ringer’s Danny Chau in 2016.


yes, I do...that would be the premise of my decision to write the post. Kevin O'Connor may be the single last opinion that I would ever use in an attempt to support my position.

btw, did I tell you that I was glad your posting again? Oh, I didn't......


So you honestly believe in your heart that John Wall wouldn't try his absolute hardest if Lavar didn't make a comment?

And I'm just curious why you think Kevin O'Connor's opinion that competition makes people better is at all controversial or wrong. Isn't that one of the reasons you liked Josh Jackson, that the Big 12 had superior teams? This isn't even really a new opinion, either. "Iron sharpens iron" is an expression that goes back to the Bible.


I believe players can be additionally motivated when called out, and I simply think O'Connor is a wannabe basketball hipster....not even an actual bball hipster....just a wannabe....I do not value his opinion.


It honestly doesn't sound like Wall was bothered by it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/10/23/marcin-gortat-responds-to-lavar-balls-guarantee-says-john-wall-will-torture-lonzo/

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“It’s not the son’s fault,” Wall said. “He went back out there and had a better game [on Friday], and that’s all he got to do, is go out there and play. He’s not going to do any talking anyway. Even if he get killed, or don’t get killed, or kills somebody, he’s not going to be the guy talking. … He’s a great kid from what I’ve seen on the outside looking in; I haven’t met him personally.”


But honestly, I hope Wall and everyone else brings their A game against Lonzo and the Lakers. Here's an article when LeBron was entering the NBA.

http://www.espn.com/espn/wire/_/id/1640859

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James enters the NBA as the most hyped prep-to-pro rookie in league history, and like all No. 1 picks, he'll be a marked man in every arena he enters.

"It's not like this is going to be an easy thing," Minnesota's Kevin Garnett said. "He should have an endorsement with Target, because he has a bull's-eye on his back."

Opponents have been pressuring James in the backcourt when he brings the ball up, getting a measure of his ballhandling skills. Marcus Banks of the Celtics overplayed him to the right during summer league, daring James to show whether he could drive to his left. Tayshaun Prince of the Pistons blanketed him on the perimeter, forcing James to dribble and create. Devean George of the Lakers was the first to back way off.

"He's going to be scrutinized more probably than any rookie in the league, but right now they're going to step back and see what he has," Pistons director of scouting George David said. "I think everyone realizes one of his main assets is his body. He doesn't have a body for a kid his age, and that allows him to be explosive, to be quicker than a lot of people his age. The main thing now is to see how well he can shoot the basketball."


If Lonzo wants to be the best point guard in the league, he's going to have to step up and take everyone's best punch just like LeBron, Magic, Durant, and the long list of rookies who entered with hype.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject:

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I realize how people would see it that way. For me personally, I think he’s winning because he’s challenging traditional way of things whether it be shoe companies, media consumption/marketing, or other things.

I just look at YouTube views and appearances. Episode 9 of the Facebook show has over 2 million views and that’s just one link, not even counting other episode 9 links.

Lonzo seems to be respected on the court. In all the games thus far, opponents look like they respect him. Lonzo’s teammates seem to like him too.

This seems to be one of those situations where we see Lavar as normal in 10-20 years. He’s challenging status quo in certain industries/areas and so that historically draws attention and can be perceived as threatening, but then society evolves and then Melo or Lonzo will be the ones shaking their heads at the new generation and long for the old days of loud dad and Facebook reality shows


I don’t care whether Lavar is “winning.” He doesn’t play for us.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject:

I don't care if we are 1-7 after this run of games, as long as we show progress and the team plays hard. Of course I'd prefer 3-4 or 4-3 but as long as they play better defense and look more fluid on offense, I'll enjoy watching it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject:

i say 2-3 with wins over Utah and Detroit.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject:

kind of sad since none of the 5 teams are real contenders
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject:

Wizards - L
Raptors - W (Toronto's third road game in 5 nights after road battles with the spurs + warriors, they should be exhausted)
@Jazz - L (b2b road game in utah)
Pistons - W (Detroit's third road game in 4 nights after clippers + warriors)
@Trailblazers - L

I think we'll go 2-3.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject:

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50% - 1-4
25% - 2-3
25% - 0-5


need to update....

45% - 3-2
40% - 2-3
15% - 1-4
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:13 pm    Post subject:

So 1-0 so far?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject:

I did not expect Washington to be one of the wins. Good start Lakers!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
Wizards W
Raptors L
Jazz L
Pistons W
Trailblazers L


It wasn’t easy but you were right! Woot woot!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:13 am    Post subject:

Unexpected but delightful win. Will gladly take that. Wonder if we can go 3-2 on this 5 game stretch.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject:

TooMuchMajicBuss wrote:
I did not expect Washington to be one of the wins. Good start Lakers!
No one thought we would beat Wash ,except Lavar
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject:

Toronto could have been win #2 in this stretch but low energy and Luke’s substitutions did them in. Only chance at 2-3 now looks to be the pistons game.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject:

Well (bleep), I thought the pistons would be win #2 in 5 game stretch but they just looked good in beating the LA Griffins.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject:

If we go 3-7 in the first ten games we are pretty much on schedule (as predicted).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
Wizards W
Raptors L
Jazz L
Pistons W
Trailblazers L


place your bets for the blazers game now boys
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject:

2-2 looks good
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:48 pm    Post subject:

Eating crow on my prediction. Not holding out hope for Portland game just because it's Portland but starting 4-4 would be amazing.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:48 am    Post subject:

LET'S BEAT THE JAILBLAZERS!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:14 am    Post subject:

PHILosophize wrote:
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Wizards W
Raptors L
Jazz L
Pistons W
Trailblazers L


place your bets for the blazers game now boys


probably the biggest test we have had this season....5th in Off Rating (107.1) & 7th in Def Rating (98.7)
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