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    Anyone into this?

    I went to see the Knicks play in New York a few years ago (tourist alert!) and Iíd keep an eye in their results now and again.

    I noticed that the season has started back. Does anyone else watch it or have a team they support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LustForLeith View Post
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    Anyone into this?

    I went to see the Knicks play in New York a few years ago (tourist alert!) and Iíd keep an eye in their results now and again.

    I noticed that the season has started back. Does anyone else watch it or have a team they support?

    I do - donít know if you have sky but they have just signed a deal to show the next 4 seasons of the NBA on sky sports

    i follow the bulls, have done since I was a kid and a fan of Michael Jordan. Iíve been to a game in Chicago, great experience, especially when you compare the differences to going to a football match here

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    Also a Knicks fan and have been lucky enough to see them at Madison Square Garden. Havenít watched much of the NBA since it switched away to BT from channel 5 but hopefully some games will feature on the free Sky Sports channel.

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    Also a Knicks fan and have been lucky enough to see them at Madison Square Garden. Havenít watched much of the NBA since it switched away to BT from channel 5 but hopefully some games will feature on the free Sky Sports channel.
    I really enjoyed it when I went to MSG. Iím not sure if I should pick a random team to support this season or watch from a distance before making my mind up next season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McD View Post
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    I do - donít know if you have sky but they have just signed a deal to show the next 4 seasons of the NBA on sky sports

    i follow the bulls, have done since I was a kid and a fan of Michael Jordan. Iíve been to a game in Chicago, great experience, especially when you compare the differences to going to a football match here
    Good to hear, was annoyed that BT Sports had lost it.

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    Also a Knicks fan and have been lucky enough to see them at Madison Square Garden. Havenít watched much of the NBA since it switched away to BT from channel 5 but hopefully some games will feature on the free Sky Sports channel.
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    Good to hear, was annoyed that BT Sports had lost it.

    Yeah I was pretty scunnered when BT lost it as well, until I saw this news.

    I believe, donít quote me , but I think the free sky sports channel will show one game a week. And there are supposed to be a lot of games shown at a decent time for UK viewers

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    GS Warriors fan (as I live/work around the Bay Area for large portions of the year - despite all of my other sporting affiliations being around the Boston area, I just cannot bring myself to support a team called the Celtics).

    I've only just recently gotten into the NBA, so it feels like a bit of a cheat, but I have been to see them 6 times in the past couple of years.

    The new stadium they're building in SF, just along from AT&T Park is quite incredible. It'll be a real boost to the area and they've paid for it themselves, which is a refreshing change in US Sports.

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    GS Warriors fan (as I live/work around the Bay Area for large portions of the year - despite all of my other sporting affiliations being around the Boston area, I just cannot bring myself to support a team called the Celtics).

    I've only just recently gotten into the NBA, so it feels like a bit of a cheat, but I have been to see them 6 times in the past couple of years.

    The new stadium they're building in SF, just along from AT&T Park is quite incredible. It'll be a real boost to the area and they've paid for it themselves, which is a refreshing change in US Sports.
    My mum was raised in San Francisco sink might follow the Warriors this season. Feels like Iím a glory hunter! Them or Boston!

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    GS Warriors fan (as I live/work around the Bay Area for large portions of the year - despite all of my other sporting affiliations being around the Boston area, I just cannot bring myself to support a team called the Celtics).

    I've only just recently gotten into the NBA, so it feels like a bit of a cheat, but I have been to see them 6 times in the past couple of years.

    The new stadium they're building in SF, just along from AT&T Park is quite incredible. It'll be a real boost to the area and they've paid for it themselves, which is a refreshing change in US Sports.
    Just back from SF. Never really followed b ball much but the GSvwarriors store had some jerseys for 50 bucks so bought a Kevin Durant Jersey.

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    The new stadium they're building in SF, just along from AT&T Park is quite incredible. It'll be a real boost to the area and they've paid for it themselves, which is a refreshing change in US Sports.
    Aren't the Warriors owned by a hedge fund? So I imagine that's why they've built it as it's an investment. However, far better than using tax payers money!

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    I'm a Celtics fan but although we look good... the Warriors are better.

    It's been boring the last few years.

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    Glory hunter Scott

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    Glory hunter Scott
    Erm.......Michigan Wolverines

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    Erm.......Michigan Wolverines
    Not to mention Stanford Cardinals

    I'm comfortable in my off-setting glory/misery hunting endeavours

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    Not to mention Stanford Cardinals

    I'm comfortable in my off-setting glory/misery hunting endeavours
    And we're all Hibs fans so there's that off set.

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    I've seen the Knicks live a few times. I love the NBA but the Knicks are a car crash franchise. Dolan along side Dan Snyder at the redskins is the worst owner in American sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jimmy View Post
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    I've seen the Knicks live a few times. I love the NBA but the Knicks are a car crash franchise. Dolan along side Dan Snyder at the redskins is the worst owner in American sports.

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    Dolan is too hands on, and too close to the people heís hired to run the franchise. Isaiah Thomas should have been fired long before it happenedd, for example. Phil Jackson being another disaster (although he did draft porzingis, which everyone laughed at til he walked on the court).



    That said, the reinsdorfs owners of the bulls are making an arse of it as well, wonít fire poorly performing team principals, and are too hands off. They need to get rid of Forman and Paxson and get in a proper GM.

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    Looks like a slow start for LeBron in LA, think he missed a free throw and the last shot of the game in overtime to win it against the Spurs last night. I think they'll make the play offs but no chance of making the finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Exile View Post
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    Looks like a slow start for LeBron in LA, think he missed a free throw and the last shot of the game in overtime to win it against the Spurs last night. I think they'll make the play offs but no chance of making the finals.
    32 Pts, 14 Assists and 8 Rebounds last night is a good performance and the shot at the end was not any easy chance.

    This was always going to be a transition season for the Lakers with probably a less than 50/50 chance of reaching the playoffs in a really strong Western Conference.

    Next summer will be interesting as Anthony Davis is now under LBJís management company with talk he might lining up to a move to the Lakers.

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    32 Pts, 14 Assists and 8 Rebounds last night is a good performance and the shot at the end was not any easy chance.

    This was always going to be a transition season for the Lakers with probably a less than 50/50 chance of reaching the playoffs in a really strong Western Conference.

    Next summer will be interesting as Anthony Davis is now under LBJís management company with talk he might lining up to a move to the Lakers.
    Is Davis the guy whose been offered $230 million to stay at his club?

    Am I right in thinking itís going to take a few years for Lakers to relalistically be contenders?

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    That Steph Curryís some player!

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    That Steph Curryís some player!

    Despite all the media hyperbole that surrounds a lot of American sports, I genuinely think weíre witnessing some generational players and cultural shifts in the NBA.

    i donít like him, but LeBron will end up an all time great (I would say is, but heís not finished yet), who will be amongst the leaders in many career categories, a social commentator beyond most athletes, and someone who has singlehandedly changed the culture of free agency and player movement.

    steph curry has changed how the league approaches and values 3 point shooting, and heís demonstrated that a (relatively) small player can dominate a league of giants. His shooting skills are simply off the chart in regards to what was considered accurate and efficient shooting and scoring.

    Weíre watching 6í10íí plus players who tradionally were entrenched next to the basket now comfortably playing 30 fee from the basket. Kevin Durant wouldíve been played at center 15 years ago, now heís essentially positionless, capable of playing anywhere on the floor.

    Players are more outspoken for what they believe in, their wealth, public standing, social media and access to people have enabled them to speak up about racism, police brutality, Trump, injustice, poverty, natural disasters, and more. This just didnít happen in the past. It happens outwith the NBA, as athletes such as J.J. Watt and Colin kaepernick have shown, but the NBA players seem to be much more inclined towards this, possibly because they operate in a league that seems to be in lockstep with its talent, unlike the NFL.

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    Despite all the media hyperbole that surrounds a lot of American sports, I genuinely think weíre witnessing some generational players and cultural shifts in the NBA.

    i donít like him, but LeBron will end up an all time great (I would say is, but heís not finished yet), who will be amongst the leaders in many career categories, a social commentator beyond most athletes, and someone who has singlehandedly changed the culture of free agency and player movement.

    steph curry has changed how the league approaches and values 3 point shooting, and heís demonstrated that a (relatively) small player can dominate a league of giants. His shooting skills are simply off the chart in regards to what was considered accurate and efficient shooting and scoring.

    Weíre watching 6í10íí plus players who tradionally were entrenched next to the basket now comfortably playing 30 fee from the basket. Kevin Durant wouldíve been played at center 15 years ago, now heís essentially positionless, capable of playing anywhere on the floor.

    Players are more outspoken for what they believe in, their wealth, public standing, social media and access to people have enabled them to speak up about racism, police brutality, Trump, injustice, poverty, natural disasters, and more. This just didnít happen in the past. It happens outwith the NBA, as athletes such as J.J. Watt and Colin kaepernick have shown, but the NBA players seem to be much more inclined towards this, possibly because they operate in a league that seems to be in lockstep with its talent, unlike the NFL.
    Iím clearly no expert but is there a shift now with players who are positionless? Is Anthony Davis like that?

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    Iím clearly no expert but is there a shift now with players who are positionless? Is Anthony Davis like that?

    I think theres definitely less Ďdefinedí positions, with big men often seen (and almost expected) to be shooting threeís, whilst at the same time we're seeing guys like draymond green playing center when not so long ago, someone his size would be a small forward.

    Anthony Davis is one of this new breed certainly, although he generally does play center, but is capable of shooting out to the three point line, and defending on the perimeter comfortably. Others like kristaps porzingis, Karl Anthony-towns, Lauri markannen, Durant are also in this ilk. Going back a few years, Chris bosh and dirk nowitzki probably started this shift, even LeBron has redefined positions, heís comfortably capable of playing all 5 positions at a high level. Up until about 7-10 years ago, players were pigeon holed into one position, two at a push, and never encouraged to explore their boundaries. Now, weíre seeing players operating in places on court that fit their skills, or in some cases, being taken off the court because their skills donít fit the modern style of play. Old fashioned centers are a dying breed, and often at the end of the rotation because modern big men like Davis are overwhelming them.

    Theres also a shooting shift shift thatís been happening for a few years, where the likes of curry, Lillard, Kyrie Irving, klay Thomson, Durant, are rewriting the books in terms of what efficient scoring is, what is seen as effective shooting range, and asking questions of defences that have never been considered before.

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    I think theres definitely less Ďdefinedí positions, with big men often seen (and almost expected) to be shooting threeís, whilst at the same time we're seeing guys like draymond green playing center when not so long ago, someone his size would be a small forward.

    Anthony Davis is one of this new breed certainly, although he generally does play center, but is capable of shooting out to the three point line, and defending on the perimeter comfortably. Others like kristaps porzingis, Karl Anthony-towns, Lauri markannen, Durant are also in this ilk. Going back a few years, Chris bosh and dirk nowitzki probably started this shift, even LeBron has redefined positions, heís comfortably capable of playing all 5 positions at a high level. Up until about 7-10 years ago, players were pigeon holed into one position, two at a push, and never encouraged to explore their boundaries. Now, weíre seeing players operating in places on court that fit their skills, or in some cases, being taken off the court because their skills donít fit the modern style of play. Old fashioned centers are a dying breed, and often at the end of the rotation because modern big men like Davis are overwhelming them.

    Theres also a shooting shift shift thatís been happening for a few years, where the likes of curry, Lillard, Kyrie Irving, klay Thomson, Durant, are rewriting the books in terms of what efficient scoring is, what is seen as effective shooting range, and asking questions of defences that have never been considered before.
    Cheers.

    Iím getting well into the sport, itís taking my kind off Easter Road!

    How does the current era of basketball match up with previous ones? The game defiantly picked up an interest with the likes of Jordan v Bird for instance.

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    Not really a fan of the NBA but I'm a big fan of trainers which goes part and parcel with the NBA. I remember a big hoo ha with Lavar Ball a year or so ago with his big baller brand.I know he tipped his son Lonzo to be the next big thing just wondered how he's getting on?any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibs#1 View Post
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    Not really a fan of the NBA but I'm a big fan of trainers which goes part and parcel with the NBA. I remember a big hoo ha with Lavar Ball a year or so ago with his big baller brand.I know he tipped his son Lonzo to be the next big thing just wondered how he's getting on?any good?

    Hes a decent player, an excellent passer of the ball but a poor shooter. His dad is a wahoo, and will likely end up causing his son bother before his career is over. There been some rumours that the lakers have tried to corall the father somewhat, without much success.

    hes an LA boy, playing at his boyhood team, where he would possibly have developed into a very good player. Now with LeBron being there, his window of opportunity has shrunk rapidly, the lakers will do whatever they need to appease LeBron, and work to his timetable, which may mean lonzo gets traded or pushed down the pecking order and doesnít get the development heíll need.

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    Not NBA but did anyone see Zion Williams debut at Duke last night? Wow.

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    Any recommendations for the best show to catch up with all the results from the week? Sky have one but it doesnít cover the all the matches!

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    Bulls sack Hoiberg.

    a good start, but the front office needs to go as well, far too conservative, far too short sighted, no long (or mid) term plan, just clueless

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