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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #625 on: February 16, 2024, 11:29:10 PM »

NBA All-Star game/week is next week in Indianapolis. Wonder if it will actually be watchable this year.
Actually the NBA All-Star game is this weekend in Indianapolis with festivities Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Since outside perhaps the up and comers game there will be no real basketball played until Thursday of next week,  I'm enjoying the time off of watching my favorite sport.  Streaming catch up, here I come!
And for the first time since 2017, it'll be the traditional East vs. West format. Also, I'm waiting to see if Drew Carey shows up at the game, just like I did with Bob Barker before him. (because, you know, TPIR?)
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #626 on: February 18, 2024, 06:57:14 AM »

The skills competition, 3-point contest, Stephen Curry v. Sabrina Ionesco and the Dunk Contest of All-Star Weekend were last night. Not bad overall. Hopefully, the game itself will be more watchable this year.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #627 on: February 18, 2024, 11:24:49 PM »

What an All-Star Game! The West won 211 to 186 (the previous record for most points is 196). It's also not too far away from the highest scoring basketball game in NBA History: The Detroit Pistons defeated the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime at McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado on December 3, 1983 (about 10 months before I was born). My favorite player Lebron James only scored 8 points in 13 minutes and 48 seconds of playing time and he didn't play in the second half. Congratulations to Milwaukee Bucks star Damian Lillard for winning the MVP award with 39 points, although if the West had won, Karl Anthony-Towns would have gotten the MVP award as he scored 50 points.
 
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #628 on: February 19, 2024, 03:08:46 AM »

What an All-Star Game! The West won 211 to 186 (the previous record for most points is 196). It's also not too far away from the highest scoring basketball game in NBA History: The Detroit Pistons defeated the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime at McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado on December 3, 1983 (about 10 months before I was born). My favorite player Lebron James only scored 8 points in 13 minutes and 48 seconds of playing time and he didn't play in the second half. Congratulations to Milwaukee Bucks star Damian Lillard for winning the MVP award with 39 points, although if the West had won, Karl Anthony-Towns would have gotten the MVP award as he scored 50 points.

If only that 1983 game had gone to another overtime - one or both teams might have scored 200. (Come to think of it, how would those old monochrome “dot-display” scoreboards, which were used back in the day, have displayed it? I’ve seen the older scoreboards, which some arenas used well into the 2000’s - as I recall, those displays only have room for a 1 to the left of the tens and ones digits.)
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #629 on: February 19, 2024, 11:09:58 PM »

I hear the All-Star Game just made Adam Silver angry because of the way they ran up the score, but it's always been that way. I wouldn't be surprised if in the offseason, he pulled a Roger Goodell and scratched the actual game altogether, leaving only the Skills Competition, 3-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest. Or, if he wanted to leave in the game, do what Gary Bettman did and have random divisions play one quarter each, with the best players from each quarter teaming up and playing the fourth quarter.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #630 on: February 20, 2024, 05:27:13 AM »

After hearing many complaints, Commissioner Adam Silver and his key people worked very hard to change the rules to encourage more competition and spent time evangelizing these changes to all 30 teams. The result was the first 200-point game (by one team) in ASG history. He may be (rightly) PO’d, but the league is still run by the players, most of whom apparently want to limit their exertion in the ASG.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #631 on: February 20, 2024, 10:15:51 AM »

And who can blame them? Why put any effort into a game that doesn't matter and marginally increases the chance of an injury that could endanger their livelihood?  There's nothing at stake in an All Star game.  The players don't get any more money for being there. They'd rather have three off days to spend with their family or whomever.   It's the problem of every All Star game.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #632 on: February 20, 2024, 01:00:46 PM »

And who can blame them? Why put any effort into a game that doesn't matter and marginally increases the chance of an injury that could endanger their livelihood?  There's nothing at stake in an All Star game.  The players don't get any more money for being there. They'd rather have three off days to spend with their family or whomever.   It's the problem of every All Star game.
I've read that the winners of the All Star game get $100,000 and the losers $25,000.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #633 on: February 20, 2024, 01:53:06 PM »

The NBA All-Star game (as well as any all-star event) was a much bigger deal when you couldn’t easily just watch every notable player in the league on a regular basis on TV.  I still recall as a kid being limited to the occasional national broadcast in the 1980s and whoever the Pistons were playing. 
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« Reply #634 on: February 20, 2024, 04:53:31 PM »

Perhaps all All-Star Games are destined to be an afterthought in the era of analytics, load management, brand management, and so forth (hence the Pro Bowl. The ratings were great. However, from a competitive standpoint, it’s still a bad look for the NBA in particular since its stars are so visible.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #635 on: February 21, 2024, 10:14:20 AM »

I've read that the winners of the All Star game get $100,000 and the losers $25,000.

Chump change for All Star talent.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #636 on: February 21, 2024, 10:18:25 AM »

The only all-star game that has ever mattered was in baseball before interleague play. It was the only time you would EVER see some of the great players play against each other.

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #637 on: February 22, 2024, 08:34:08 AM »

I think next year they should have it on ABC instead of TNT to make it more accessible (I seriously doubt it will happen though).
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #638 on: February 22, 2024, 01:48:48 PM »

The NBA season resumes tonight. Anyone planning to watch? I know I will.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #639 on: February 22, 2024, 02:04:57 PM »

The NBA season resumes tonight. Anyone planning to watch? I know I will.

I'm going to the Nuggets game tonight. Got free tickets, so trying to take my toddler son. If he hates it, we're not out anything.

 


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