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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:34 am    Post subject: How do you feel about the season now?

Has your enthusiasm grown, remained the same, or lessened in the past 3 months?

Do you expect an exciting finish, or do you expect to be underwhelmed?

If i didn't cover your viewpoint, feel free to include it.

Personally, I wonder if the health of the players will remain solid because their behavior and interaction with others affects everyone involved.

With no audible fan support, it seems like it will feel like watching scouting combine action that may rise to the level of summer league action by the latter rounds. It's going to feel strange.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject:

I’m stoked that we are gonna watch basketball again even if it’s in a empty arena, this pandemic has sucked the air out of the normal life that we are used to seeing, basketball and sports in general is gonna bring everyone together.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: How do you feel about the season now?

lakersboy wrote:
Has your enthusiasm grown, remained the same, or lessened in the past 3 months?

Do you expect an exciting finish, or do you expect to be underwhelmed?

If i didn't cover your viewpoint, feel free to include it.

Personally, I wonder if the health of the players will remain solid because their behavior and interaction with others affects everyone involved.

With no audible fan support, it seems like it will feel like watching scouting combine action that may rise to the level of summer league action by the latter rounds. It's going to feel strange.


It feels like watching the Summer League. I have vested interest in some players and I'm rooting for the Lakers but it doesn't "feel" like a championship of high value is on the line. Maybe once it's going that will change.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject:

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I’m stoked that we are gonna watch basketball again even if it’s in a empty arena, this pandemic has sucked the air out of the normal life that we are used to seeing, basketball and sports in general is gonna bring everyone together.

With few other sports being available to watch, people who don't claim to be fans may start tuning in.

I can say I'm tired of hearing sports talk shows about the host's favorite (you name it).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:54 am    Post subject: Re: How do you feel about the season now?

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lakersboy wrote:
Has your enthusiasm grown, remained the same, or lessened in the past 3 months?

Do you expect an exciting finish, or do you expect to be underwhelmed?

If i didn't cover your viewpoint, feel free to include it.

Personally, I wonder if the health of the players will remain solid because their behavior and interaction with others affects everyone involved.

With no audible fan support, it seems like it will feel like watching scouting combine action that may rise to the level of summer league action by the latter rounds. It's going to feel strange.


It feels like watching the Summer League. I have vested interest in some players and I'm rooting for the Lakers but it doesn't "feel" like a championship of high value is on the line. Maybe once it's going that will change.

If the Lakers win a ring, it will probably be have an asterisk with it, and it probably won't be anywhere near as exciting as any other championship.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:58 am    Post subject:

It remains the same: Get that (bleep) ring
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:27 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
It remains the same: Get that (bleep) ring!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
It remains the same: Get that (bleep) ring


Say it loud, say it proud.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:42 am    Post subject:

I am in a wait and see mode, despite the anticipation of viewing live entertainment.

My expectations are limited, as I think player health, both due to Covid-19 and potential injury risk after a long lay off/return of healed players will combine to be a wildcard of sorts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:49 am    Post subject:

Staring to look like players might want to hold off on restarting....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:52 am    Post subject:

dcastillo wrote:
Staring to look like players might want to hold off on restarting....


Unless 90% of players are adamant about not playing, then the players who don’t want to play have the right to stay home, the season is gonna play out regardless of what players prefer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:58 am    Post subject:

It will be a nice distraction but the break in momentum and enthusiasm is going to be difficult to re-capture. Especially in empty stadiums and with distracted players.

I just re-watched the last Bucks and Clippers games last weekend. Going to be hard to ramp up that level of anxiety and excitement again.

Can’t wait to see the playoffs but my expectations of “entertainment value” is not as high as I would think. Hopefully I’m surprised by the outcome.

Win the Championship ! Asterisks be damned.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:17 am    Post subject:

Seeing the Lakers play again is worth it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:28 am    Post subject:

I'm hoping for the best but I think it's a bad idea to restart now. Somebody gets sick and dies as a result and it won't be worth it. Plus the whole thing just feels gimmicky. But we'll soon see.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:52 am    Post subject:

I'm completely excited - the landscape changed for everybody so a diversified game/mindset is more important than ever. Teams that ate mentally strong will dominate - I think the Lakers are as strong as anyone in that department.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject:

I guess I don't know what to expect.

I'm sure I'll be hyped when it comes game time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:56 pm    Post subject:

Glad to have basketball and other live professional major league sports back.

I don’t know what to expect in terms of Lakers title hopes in this bubble environment, but it’s better than a lost season and thinking what if.

No excuses for any of the legitimate championship contenders.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:24 pm    Post subject:

kwase wrote:
I'm hoping for the best but I think it's a bad idea to restart now. Somebody gets sick and dies as a result and it won't be worth it. Plus the whole thing just feels gimmicky. But we'll soon see.



Nobody knows. Bring the popcorn, this could be an exciting end to the NBA season or a huge debacle.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:54 pm    Post subject:

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Donovan Mitchell, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard among others spoke out about possibly sitting out due to social/COVID-19 issues, per sources. NBPA leadership, Paul/Garrett Temple, provided insight too. Every player had a voice — wants to find purpose, whether they play or not.


I don’t blame Dwight, one of his child’s mom just passed away from Covid
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:59 pm    Post subject:

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Donovan Mitchell, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard among others spoke out about possibly sitting out due to social/COVID-19 issues, per sources. NBPA leadership, Paul/Garrett Temple, provided insight too. Every player had a voice — wants to find purpose, whether they play or not.


I don’t blame Dwight, one of his child’s mom just passed away from Covid


I don’t blame Dwight at all. I do question Kyrie. If KD was healthy, I’m guessing Kyrie would be the first one on a plane to Orlando.

If he is about social reform then great but no one is forcing him to go to Orlando and as Dudley has said the guys need the paychecks and looking out for future health of CBA.

https://twitter.com/lucasjhann/status/1271628738086780928?s=21
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:59 pm    Post subject:

I don’t care if they play or not, though it will be nice to have more entertainment option with the NBA and NHL returning.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:14 pm    Post subject:

I guess I will watch it, but I'm not excited about it. If they had cancelled the season, I wouldn't have lost any sleep. There are so many more important things at stake this year.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:10 pm    Post subject:

I'll be glad to see basketball again, but I don't think it should be considered the same 2019-20 season after such a long break.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:32 pm    Post subject:

If it's on TV I'll watch it, but my enthusiasm has definitely lessened. I hope we'll still see quality play, not a lot of injuries, and the Lakers can win the chip.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:58 pm    Post subject:

Even beyond winning the championship, simply having basketball (and hopefully baseball too) back on TV will be part of our nation's healing process.
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