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    (Original post by tomekplnd)
    Hmm you have gotten some nice additions like Mozgov and Deng which can definately help Lakers step up, and obviously Ingram the rookie, which I haven't really seen so can't comment but being a top 3 pick he can't be too bad haha. However still I don't think it will be enough for a playoff place in a difficult western conference.

    Regarding the Blazers, I do hope that the last season's experience will help them carry over, they might become my team after all aha!
    Yeah I'm a huge fan of Ingram, he's such a versatile scorer and is a nice shot-blocker too if you take a look at his college highlights. As for Mozgov and Deng, I mean I guess Deng will provide some veteran leadership and the only big positive for Mozgov is that he can help Ingram on defense when bigger players decide to abuse Ingram's thin frame. Other than that I can't see these guys making a significant contribution, I really wanted someone who would have a a noticeable impact straight away Just gotta pray we somehow get Westbrook next season I guess.

    Yeah Portland is on the rise Ezeli was a nice pick up. And I really hope they give Shabazz Napier some minutes (don't know if you're familiar with him), I feel like his talent is going to waste.
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    Goodbye to the living legend Tim Duncan! First time I ever knew the NBA existed outside of Michael Jordan was when I read about him winning MVP back in 2002, dude has been pure class through everything in his professional and personal life 👏🏾
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    As above, confirmed Tim Duncan has/will retire from basketball. The Spurs released a brief that simply said:

    '1072-438 (.710) record. Five Championships. Goodbye No.21'. Pop will hold a news conference tomorrow.
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    This video is so cool, shared the song on the music thread so though I'd pop in here because you guys would probably appreciate it more. I don't even know if i've already posted it but it's so sick who cares



    Oh I love how along with the lyrics 'I thought you were by my side, but now there's nobody by my side' It shows Durant (snakes OKC), Rose (got snaked by Bulls) then Lillard (snaked by everyone lol), obviously the former 2 happened after the season but still pretty cool :p:
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    Surprised Dray's arrest hasn't been mentioned
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    (Original post by blackened_sky)
    Surprised Dray's arrest hasn't been mentioned
    Seems he slapped someone who was taunting him. Should be fine but one would hope, given the Olympics are around the corner, he would be a bit more careful.
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    (Original post by eden3)
    Yeah I'm a huge fan of Ingram, he's such a versatile scorer and is a nice shot-blocker too if you take a look at his college highlights. As for Mozgov and Deng, I mean I guess Deng will provide some veteran leadership and the only big positive for Mozgov is that he can help Ingram on defense when bigger players decide to abuse Ingram's thin frame. Other than that I can't see these guys making a significant contribution, I really wanted someone who would have a a noticeable impact straight away Just gotta pray we somehow get Westbrook next season I guess.

    Yeah Portland is on the rise Ezeli was a nice pick up. And I really hope they give Shabazz Napier some minutes (don't know if you're familiar with him), I feel like his talent is going to waste.
    That's what I think, unless you won't get a superstar or at least a league star, you have little chance of reaching the playoffs. No reason to not see promise for the Lakers though, it will be interesting how the 2 youngsters combine (Russell & Ingram) with the help of the vets, can't be worse than last season.
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    (Original post by MrDystopia)
    Seems he slapped someone who was taunting him. Should be fine but one would hope, given the Olympics are around the corner, he would be a bit more careful.
    Yeah, $500 fine expected, clearly nothing serious but I was expecting a big hoo-ha to be made of it, considering it's Dray lol
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    (Original post by blackened_sky)
    Yeah, $500 fine expected, clearly nothing serious but I was expecting a big hoo-ha to be made of it, considering it's Dray lol
    I think the opposite applies. What else can you expect from a guy like him? :p:
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    I think the opposite applies. What else can you expect from a guy like him? :p:
    If he hit anyone it was probably just muscle memory ya know, his body has a mind of its own. He would never intentionally hit anyone that sweet little angel
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    This video is so cool, shared the song on the music thread so though I'd pop in here because you guys would probably appreciate it more. I don't even know if i've already posted it but it's so sick who cares

    Nice mix!
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    Surprised Draymond didn't kick the guy in the nuts, guy loves the nuts. :lol:


    Also Timmy D gone? Sad day for us all. Best PF ever :sad:
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    in 1 season we lost two living legends. Timmy D went out as one would expect the opposite of how Kobe did and thats no surprise.

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    Thank you Tim
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    Seriously the most casual/IDGAF face around :lol:
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    Put some respeck on him
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    Thank you The Big Fundamental :cry2:
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    Gotta love IT man. It's fun watching this guy get buckets.
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    Obviously it's not nba but if anyone wants to watch some basketball over the summer the FIBA junior tournaments start later this week and all are streamed for free on youtube. The first one this year is the u20 european tournament, which usually includes several prospects who will be drafted the following year (as an idea of the talent level people who have played in the past few years include the likes of porzingis bender rubio sabonis korkmaz etc) and the games are often pretty competitive, although there is quite a wide gap in talent between the players there. The rosters aren't all up yet so I can't tell for sure what the best games will be, but going by the teams who are normally good on friday the best games will probably be turkey vs lithuania at 2:15 (includes a few nba prospects such as yurtseven if he plays, who recently had a double double of 91 points 28 rebounds in a turkish youth game for fenerbache) and then spain france at 6:45 so if you want to watch any of it they are all on fiba's youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/FIBA and stats fixtures etc are over at http://www.fiba.com/europe/u20/2016
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    (Original post by epic within)
    Conference finals? OKC barely beat the spurs with durant and ibaka, now both of them are gone. They're not beating the spurs, warriors or the clippers, half of their offence and defence is gone, they would be lucky to make the playoffs. Did you forget the 2014–15 NBA season. Westbrook is going to be traded because if he leaves OKC, then OKC gets nothing and as reports say he has no intention staying in OKC, so he'll be trade for sure.
    Are you on crack? They crushed the spurs in the last 3 games. The 14-15 season they were playing with Westbrook and 6 other players for a chunk of the season. If they all stay fit, they're still the third best team in the conference.
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    PG got the best hairline in the NBA.

 
 
 
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