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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:27 pm




    5 team league pass:
    pacers (gonna be some tough games for me to watch this season)
    charlotte
    OKC
    ??
    ??

    i've got all the bulls games on tv and don't need to subscribe to 'em
    cleveland will be on national tv all the time.
    maybe dallas?  
    maybe the pelicans?
    portland?
    memphis?

    wish jasper were here.  Neutral
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    Post by undo on Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:57 pm

    Should be an interesting season!

    I don't see how the Bulls aren't a better team than they were last year.

    I think I feel that way about almost every team except for Indiana, Miami, Brooklyn, and a bunch of other teams I literally know nothing at all about (Atlanta, Phoenix, Sacramento, etc).

    Not jumping on the bandwagon or anything but I'm looking forward to watching Golden State too.
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    Post by petey on Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:05 pm

    Why Charlotte? I'd think Golden State is a fun league pass team.
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    Post by yancy on Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:15 pm

    Strongly agree with Petey that Golden State would be a fun league pass team. You're gonna see everyone in the east plenty with Pacers & Hornets league pass, plus Bulls on TV, so I'd pick west teams to round out your package. West should be way more fun to watch & competitive too, although not as dominant as last season's west > east beatdown.

    If the Rockets had managed to sign Bosh and/or keep Parsons, I'd recommend them in a heartbeat, but I have a bad feeling their sliver of a window has closed and they'll be like a 7 seed, not to mention a lot less fun to watch.

    Clippers seem like a safe, borderline automatic league pass choice, but I don't quite like them for reasons I can't fully articulate. Maybe it's just Chris & Blake's attitudes rubbing me the wrong way.

    Portland's probably a great choice. I just don't want to see them very much until I get over that last second dagger to my Rocket heart.
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    Post by Ҩ on Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:19 pm

    I'm shamelessly jumping right back on the bandwagon this year!
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    Post by yancy on Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:19 pm

    Pelicans would be a great choice if you could know in advance that this would be a breakout season for Davis, but if not, you're stuck watching mostly no-names on the ugliest court in the NBA.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:27 pm

    you know, i dig the Wizards too after watching them in the early playoffs last year. they might contend for a spot, but like yancy said - w/ bulls & cavs on tv; pacers/hornets on my league pass, not gonna need a ton of eastern teams.

    the charlotte selection comes from a continued interest in whatever the hell Lance turns into, and a lot of agreement with this article: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/24732580/league-pass-five-if-youre-picking-five-teams-to-watch-pick-these
    1. Charlotte Hornets: The Buzz is back. You get to watch those sweet uniforms on that kickass new floor, and get to see a pretty good team, too. Steve Clifford has his guys ready to go every single night, and that's a big deal. Al Jefferson is low-key League Pass Gold the past five years, Kemba Walker's crossover is mean as a rattlesnake, and now there's the chance every night Lance Stephenson will have a triple-double or get into a fight with someone on either team.

    i told a friend on twitter i wished i could pay a few bucks extra just to watch the opposing team's broadcast for Bulls games.
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    Post by undo on Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:56 pm

    yancy wrote:Pelicans would be a great choice if you could know in advance that this would be a breakout season for Davis, but if not, you're stuck watching mostly no-names on the ugliest court in the NBA.

    but they have Jimmer
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    Post by undo on Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:53 pm

    undo wrote:I don't see how the Bulls aren't a better team than they were last year.

    I think I feel that way about almost every team except for Indiana, Miami, Brooklyn, and a bunch of other teams I literally know nothing at all about (Atlanta, Phoenix, Sacramento, etc).

    I'm forgetting to mention Oklahoma City, who don't seem to have made any big moves this offseason and are counting on the continued dominance/health of Durant and Westbrook and/or the eventual decline of San Antonio. Maybe everyone's already counting them out and looking forward to their stars' departure next year?

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    Post by petey on Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:00 am

    I'm betting on Anthony Davis having a breakout year.
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    Post by yancy on Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:36 am

    I hope you're right. Now that the LeBron thing is settled, bring on the next big narrative. I love his whole vibe, or media presence, or whatever. Totally ready for him to be a star.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:35 pm

    bulls wizards play each other on MONDAY. Basketball Basketball Basketball Basketball
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:41 am

    today's the first day since the trade that i could bring myself to wear my pacers Granger t-shirt.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:14 pm

    the new face scan feature on nba 2k15 is turning out some amazing results



    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/tech/gaming-gadgets/nba-2k15-face-scan/

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    Post by zappo on Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:45 pm

    Whoa.
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    Post by Ҩ on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:11 pm

    Assuming this team can stay mostly healthy I am going to have a lot of fun watching this Chicago Bulls team this year. Taj Gibson going apeshit!
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    Post by Ҩ on Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:10 pm

    This is going to be the year that I really develop a love of this sport. Six minutes left in a tied up game and Derrick Rose is......sitting on the bench with a possible ankle injury. Love it.
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    Post by Ҩ on Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:23 pm

    Kirk Heinrich!!!!!
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    Post by zappo on Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:59 am

    Rose found a way to sprain both ankles. Looking forward to next year's comeback!
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    Post by Nick on Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:29 pm

    I admire Rose's commitment to not playing basketball. I have never seen someone so determined not to do something. Maybe only the homeless and their dedication to not working.
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    Post by Ҩ on Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:15 pm

    Woah, Nicholas. Take it easy there, big guy.
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