NBA 2020 NBA Playoffs Thread II

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Avs_19, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. jcs0218 Registered User

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    I think he was looking for LeBron. But LeBron was nowhere near where the pass went.
     
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    Butler played the whole game basically, what a virtuoso performance.

    I still think the Lakers will win this series but a Game 7 would be delightful...
     
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    I really like Rachel Nichols.
     
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    This seemingly never ending NBA season somehow will extend to Sunday
     
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    Jimmy played 47 minutes. A warrior.
     
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    welp, they've let the heat back in it and all the momentum is on their side

    and AD looks hurt as hell. they really might blow this
     
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    What a game

    Jimmy is the man
     
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    Lebron was absolutely LIVID with Morris on that Switch.

    Iguadola came for up for the pick, which is pretty routine pick and roll
    Then Morris decided to double igoudola and and not switch onto Butler??????????????

    In what world would you not cover jimmy butler and let him walk to the basket.

    Definitely Bench him if you were LA
     
  9. Terry Yake Registered User

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    danny green is absolute garbage

    just f*cking trash
     
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    Danny Green is pissing me off. What a garbage player, man.

    Also, I thought Morris' pass to AD was the right move. AD was pushed so he couldn't catch it.
     
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    butler deserves MVP regardless of who wins the series

    he's singlehandedly winning games for the heat while playing every single minute. just incredible
     
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    That has only happened one time, in 1969.

    When Jerry West won it but lost the series in 7 games.

    Butler won't win unless the Heat win.
     
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    LeBron deserved the MVP in 2015 despite the Cavs losing. Iguodala getting it was a tragedy.
     
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    It's amazing what Butler and the Heat are doing. Lakers are by far the more talented team (with 2 top 5 players leading the way) and they are making this a series.

    Butler absolutely deserves MVP regardless if the Heat lose the series.
     
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    Damn if the Heat had been fully healthy who knows what happens... I imagine Lakers will blow them out Sunday but who knows.

    LeBron passed off to Green of all people...he just isn't the guy you want with the last possession game on the line.

    He great, but I just don't think he compares to Jordan he isn't on his level....

    The only arguments I see for him are silly narratives like "10 finals in 18 seasons" or "championships with three teams" as if that matters

    I think he finishes top 3 though
     
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    We got a series. :rant:
     
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    I would prefer it end Sunday

    The sooner the NBA season ends the better
     
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    ESPN is gonna be in f***ing shambles if the Heat find a way to pull this off
     
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    Iguodola got it due to his supposed defense against LeBron. But that was silly, because LeBron lit him up that series.
     
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    He's a pretty good shooter, and he was WIIIIIDE open. I actually don't have a big problem with that particular play. I know the Heat wanted to make sure someone else took the shot besides Lebron, but I doubt even they wanted to give up something quite that open.

    That being said, I do think it still reflects a deficiency for Lebron that's always kept me from ranking him as the best of the best. Some of the other greats known as assassins just seem to be more deadly in last possession situations, whereas Lebron just either drives to the hole or shoots a 3. Guys like MJ, Kobe, Bird, even Magic ... in those closing seconds it just seemed like they'd always get off a pretty makeable shot one way or another.

    I don't doubt that some of those other guys would have also passed in the same situation to someone really that open, but I also feel like some of those guys could have manufactured something for themselves a little better than Lebron often does. MJ and Kobe were quick enough to dribble away from double teams (or could just take and make really tough shots), Bird just knew how to get open (and if not he'd just hit one right in your face), Magic was a great late-game improvising shot maker, etc.. Lebron as great as he is, that's just not his forte. There are a number of guys who I'd pick over Lebron in a last-possession scenario.

    Lots of Finals appearances isn't silly ... despite playing in a weaker East, a number of times he made it to those Finals despite supporting casts that frankly shouldn't have been good enough to get there. I also don't have a problem with his W-L record in those Finals, since many times he was not the favorite despite clearly being the best player in the series. I think he definitely added to his legacy even without winning a bunch more titles. I mean, if KD doesn't coat-tail, Lebron almost certainly wins another 1-2 titles ... it's not a knock on him that a different superstar decided to join a 70+ win opposing team.

    Championships with 3 teams is a bit less meaningful, just given that free agency has made it possible. There's no doubt that some other greats could have done the same if they'd played in a league where player movement was as easy as it is now.
     
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    i have no problem with the last play

    green is supposed to be a "3 pt specialist" and he was wide open. kuzma or kcp should've taken that shot though, because green has been pure trash all season and there was no way he was making that
     
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    Miami getting wrecked right now.
     
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    Green is so bad.

    Bench him.
     
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    This series is over
     

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