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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject:

KindCrippler2000 wrote:
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Kawhi was always a pipe dream.
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That’s what people said about Lebron.

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It's time to build a franchise organically. Look at Denver, Portland. It's possible but it takes time and patience


But those teams haven’t won anything.


Lebron's gonna be 35 next season. The signing could pay off or it could backfire miserably. My point was that it's impossible to go from a non-playoff team to a championship contender in a year. It's a step by step progression. You build a foundation, establish a culture and then go from there. We have nothing at the moment. We don't even know BI's status and if he will play. I thought they were building something special when BroLo and Randle were here, but it was all for naught. It's like they hit the reset button with those 1 year deals. That level of instability has a way to deterring free agents.


Can’t disagree with you there. Losing Randle was a (bleep) joke. People were laughing at the team then and the move still looks pathetic today.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject:

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Well, I guess we can kiss Kawhi goodbye with that shot


I once said KD would never leave OKC. They lined the streets and showed him so much love after he won the MVP. It was amazing how loved he was but at the end of the day, it did not matter.

Point being, it's easy to get caught up in the moment.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject:

BotPoster24 wrote:
StoicChalice392 wrote:
Well, I guess we can kiss Kawhi goodbye with that shot


I once said KD would never leave OKC. They lined the streets and showed him so much love after he won the MVP. It was amazing how loved he was but at the end of the day, it did not matter.

Point being, it's easy to get caught up in the moment.


Like how we all felt about PG being a sure thing after he got humiliated by a rookie.

I think the decision has already been made by Kawhi even prior to the playoffs, and the only possibility of him changing his mind is if they win it all.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject:

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Kawhi Leonard played like a superstar scoring 41 points in a game 7 victory over the Sixers.


Do it magic!
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject:

Yong wrote:
BotPoster24 wrote:
StoicChalice392 wrote:
Well, I guess we can kiss Kawhi goodbye with that shot


I once said KD would never leave OKC. They lined the streets and showed him so much love after he won the MVP. It was amazing how loved he was but at the end of the day, it did not matter.

Point being, it's easy to get caught up in the moment.


Like how we all felt about PG being a sure thing after he got humiliated by a rookie.

I think the decision has already been made by Kawhi even prior to the playoffs, and the only possibility of him changing his mind is if they win it all.


Players fall in love with thier new team, I think it only failed when D0 was here
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject:

Kawhi is the best player in the league right now
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject:

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Players fall in love with thier new team, I think it only failed when D0 was here


Thank God he didn't.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject:

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We don't even know BI's status and if he will play.

I thought we did? The last thing I read said BI's clot issue was not a result of a blood issue but was caused by some abnormality with his bone structure (which he had operated to correct). This means that the clot issue shouldn't recur.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/03/brandon-ingram-injury-update
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:22 pm    Post subject:

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Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
matrixskillz wrote:
Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff

No. 3rd. KD and steph
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject:

AllorNothing wrote:
danzag wrote:
matrixskillz wrote:
Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff

No. 3rd. KD and steph


And Giannis.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject:

AllorNothing wrote:
danzag wrote:
matrixskillz wrote:
Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff

No. 3rd. KD and steph

As great as KD is I don't see him singlehandedly carrying a team like KL is doing right now without a second star player.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject:

AllorNothing wrote:
danzag wrote:
matrixskillz wrote:
Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff

No. 3rd. KD and steph


Nope
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject:

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AllorNothing wrote:
danzag wrote:
matrixskillz wrote:
Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff

No. 3rd. KD and steph

As great as KD is I don't see him singlehandedly carrying a team like KL is doing right now without a second star player.


It’s the eastern conference .
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject:

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Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


It's close between KD, Giannis, and Kawhi imo.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:54 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
matrixskillz wrote:
Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff


I got 1. Giannis, 2. KD, 3. Kawhi. KD can make that shot that Kawhi took, and would score more on that Toronto team. You can argue Kawhi's impact on defense, but he was not really guarding anyone significant on the Sixers. At the same time, KD didn't really have to defend anyone either. This debate may be settled in the next series though.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
ShowtimeReturns wrote:
AllorNothing wrote:
danzag wrote:
matrixskillz wrote:
Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff

No. 3rd. KD and steph

As great as KD is I don't see him singlehandedly carrying a team like KL is doing right now without a second star player.


It’s the eastern conference .


Kawhi has already done this in the western conference
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject:

Wow, that g7 buzzer beater!! Could that tip the scale in favor of Kawhi staying in Toronto? That was some crazy (bleep). I didn't watch the game but watching that shot on replay was hair raising. I can't imagine how it was live.

In any case, that might effect the Lakers' chances of landing Kawhi. If he did decide to stay, then we could look at this shot as one of the major contributing factors.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject:

Ujah's Goat wrote:
JUST-MING wrote:
ShowtimeReturns wrote:
AllorNothing wrote:
danzag wrote:
matrixskillz wrote:
Kawhi is the best player in the league right now


Easily. Amazing stuff

No. 3rd. KD and steph

As great as KD is I don't see him singlehandedly carrying a team like KL is doing right now without a second star player.


It’s the eastern conference .


Kawhi has already done this in the western conference


He carried the Spurs without another star player?
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:53 pm    Post subject:

LAL1947 wrote:
KindCrippler2000 wrote:
We don't even know BI's status and if he will play.

I thought we did? The last thing I read said BI's clot issue was not a result of a blood issue but was caused by some abnormality with his bone structure (which he had operated to correct). This means that the clot issue shouldn't recur.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/03/brandon-ingram-injury-update


Yeah, I still see people comparing it to Bosh which is obviously nowhere remotely similar besides both being blood clots.. The only real concern with Brandon i'd say at this point is how much he is going to be able to work on his game and body this off season.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:58 pm    Post subject:

BadGuy wrote:
I got 1. Giannis, 2. KD, 3. Kawhi.

For me, it's 1) Kawhi... 2) Giannis... 3) KD... 4) LeBron... 5) AD.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:03 pm    Post subject:

Hard to see Kawhi leaving. So much emotion to just walk away from and if he makes it to the ECF and KD isn't there.. he could get Canada a title. How crazy is that.

Maybe I'm being a prisoner of the moment but damn I don't see him walking away.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject:

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Hard to see Kawhi leaving. So much emotion to just walk away from and if he makes it to the ECF and KD isn't there.. he could get Canada a title. How crazy is that.

Maybe I'm being a prisoner of the moment but damn I don't see him walking away.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject:

2019 wrote:
Hard to see Kawhi leaving. So much emotion to just walk away from and if he makes it to the ECF and KD isn't there.. he could get Canada a title. How crazy is that.

Maybe I'm being a prisoner of the moment but damn I don't see him walking away.


To everyone echoing these sentiments, just recall LeBron's playoff run from one year ago. People thought he was going to stay with Cleveland because he looked engaged during the playoffs, was fired up, and when he hit those big buzzer-beating shots, he was very emotional. Yeah, because he's a competitor. But he knew 100% he was gone no matter what happened in the playoffs.

Now, maybe this run will impact Kawhi's decision, if he truly was open to anything as he went into this season. But if his mind was set on LA before the season, I doubt that Toronto's run will change that. Notice I said "LA" and not "Lakers", because I still think the Clippers have a good shot at him.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:09 pm    Post subject:

Why leave?

His team is doing better than ours has for near 10 years?
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