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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Nick on Fri May 15, 2015 8:28 am

    Nearly got swept up in the Bulls playoff excitement to the point of buying a Pippen Mitchell & Ness throwback.

    Glad I didn't pull the trigger after the way this team went out like a fart in the wind.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by undo on Thu May 28, 2015 4:45 pm



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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by zappo on Fri May 29, 2015 12:24 am

    This organization is fucked.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by chrondog on Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:13 pm

    Game 2 ballin
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

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    Re: this is a basketball thread

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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by zappo on Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:11 pm

    I feel like there's some real emoticon potential, here, in this picture of possibly-banished-to-China Carlos Boozer.

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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by undo on Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:49 pm

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    Re: this is a basketball thread

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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Ҩ on Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:03 pm

    I really wish I could get into basketball but there aren't any interesting teams. I enjoyed rooting for the Bulls when Thibs was coaching and Rose was at his best. I loved watching that team fight the Heat every year.

    But now, idk, Hoiberg seems like a boring coach. Rose is fucked. Butler isn't that likable and the riff between him and Rose is weird. I hope Noah somehow bounces back but that won't happen. I'm not excited to watch McDermott and Moritic throw up endless three pointers really...

    Are there any teams in this league that seem like villains? Or are young with a lot of potential upside? I would root for them maybe. I wish I grew up in the 90s so I could have enjoyed basketball as it was supposed to be played. This shit is really boring.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by zappo on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:34 pm

    zappo wrote:

    HQ Interviews Carlos Boozer

    Carlos Boozer tells tales of from his NBA career and goes into hilarious detail about the time he "dyed" his hair.

    Posted by Highly Questionable on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Ҩ on Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:00 am

    I've really enjoyed watching this team so far. Gonna be a fun season.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Ҩ on Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:38 pm

    Last nights Bulls-Pistons game was definitely the ugliest game of professional basketball I've ever seen. It was actually really entertaining for that reason. Bulls looked like absolute shit though. 17 turnovers is a big number but the stupidity behind them is really what grabbed my attention. Like, how the fuck do you not even get a shot off with 40 seconds left in the game, Snell! Gotta question that last possession too.

    It's obviously way too early in the season to make any judgements but Hoiberg did a terrible job adjusting. Pau got totally manhandled by Drummond all game. Mirotic - Gasol is a great front court option when they are hitting their shots but that wasn't happening for most of the night. I really don't know much about basketball strategy but it seems like Noah and Portis should have gotten more minutes last night.

    I'm having a hard time getting into the Blackhawks this year so I'm channeling all of my Chicago sports fandom to this Bulls team. Gonna be posting a lot in this thread all year. I hope people join me! Basketball is fun!
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by undo on Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:46 pm

    zappo wrote:
    zappo wrote:

    HQ Interviews Carlos Boozer

    Carlos Boozer tells tales of from his NBA career and goes into hilarious detail about the time he "dyed" his hair.

    Posted by Highly Questionable on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Grantland gets canned by there are like a dozen loud and annoying shows like this on ESPN and I don't even want to think about how much money these guys make just to yell and bullshit each other on TV.

    Turned on sports talk radio last week and it was just guys talking about how much Michael Jordan's house should really be worth and making homophobic "no homo" jokes about taking showers together for like 10 minutes (probably wasn't that long but it felt like it). This worthless shit probably doubles as a TV show where they're sitting in a radio station surrounded by bobble head dolls or something.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Ҩ on Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:05 pm

    It does suck but I'm also glad that Grantland got cancelled. It doesn't make sense that ESPN is allowed to profit off good, talented writers. It actually pisses me off and they've been treating Grantland like a benign skin cancer for years anyway.

    Someone else will have to fill the vacuum. Although its unfortunate that it might involve having to purchase an HBO subscription...

    As for the 'no homo' remarks. Simmons does a lot of that kind of thing as well. That problem in sports culture definitely isn't confined to ESPN, unfortunately.
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    Post by petey on Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:14 pm

    That makes no sense. ESPN shouldn't be allowed to profit off of talented writers? Then who should? I'm glad that these talented writers had a platform for their writing, however briefly it may have been.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Nick on Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:16 pm

    Grantland was the only thing worthwhile that had any connection to ESPN. Axing that site just shows how fucked the company is. Their TV deals are forcing them to cut jobs. Their homepage "content" is click bait trash that is designed to get the "highly engaged" detritus that still reads those articles to comment and make misogynist and racist remarks.

    The fact that a big wig at ESPN said on Friday, "We're not in the pop culture business any longer" or something similar shows how clueless they are.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Ҩ on Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:18 pm

    petey wrote:That makes no sense. ESPN shouldn't be allowed to profit off of talented writers? Then who should? I'm glad that these talented writers had a platform for their writing, however briefly it may have been.
    Why not themselves... Perhaps I'm being optimistic but it seems like they built a big enough brand to generate their own traffic. And if not, then perhaps Simmons & HBO?


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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by petey on Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:19 pm

    They built up that brand thru ESPN. And let's face it, anything they do after Grantland will be a major step down, reader-wise, from the stuff they did for ESPN.

    I don't think Grantland was profitable at all for ESPN, so from a pure revenue perspective, shutting it down makes sense. Grantland was more of a "prestige" site than anything.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Ҩ on Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:09 pm

    You're right... Fuck it.
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    Post by Nick on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:43 pm

    I don't know that I completely agree with the notion anything post-Grantland will be a step down reader wise. Those writers have built up huge followings on Twitter. Many of them will freelance and get traffic that way. And a handful are going to get steady gigs where the readership from Grantland will transfer over along with whatever base exists at the publication they land at.

    Shit, considering how people will throw money away on Kickstarter for anything I bet a majority could crowd fund a podcast of some kind and still sustain relevancy that way.
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    Post by Ҩ on Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:38 pm

    There are a bunch of articles talking about Grantland's disappearance from the media landscape but this one really stood out to me.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:51 pm

    there's not really a sustainable way to have these quality online sites dedicated to specific topics with a talented roster of writers. both grantland and the dissolve shut down this year. the online advertising revenue doesn't provide enough to pay the writers, and people aren't willing to contribute via a subscription/paywall method.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

    Post by Nick on Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:21 am

    Going to the Bulls game tomorrow. First game in a few years. Kind of pumped for it.
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    Re: this is a basketball thread

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