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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #175 on: September 10, 2020, 04:18:04 PM »

It looks like the 76ers plan for a new arena at Penn's Landing was dashed in favor of another development; one that will not use taxpayer funds.

New York’s Durst selected to develop Penn’s Landing over 76ers arena proposal

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The Durst Organization of New York has been selected to redevelop Penn’s Landing, ending efforts by the Philadelphia 76ers to build themselves a new basketball arena there.
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In choosing Durst’s 3.5 million-square-foot proposal, the board rejected a plan pushed by the 76ers that the team valued at $4 billion, but that would have required a big tax break.
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Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement later Wednesday that he welcomed Durst’s plan to complete its project “without the need for a taxpayer subsidy.”

That was fast.  Easy come-easy go for the Sixers.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #176 on: September 28, 2020, 09:55:05 AM »

Miami Heat in the Finals!  :cool:

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #177 on: October 07, 2020, 09:23:08 PM »

Miami Heat in the Finals!  :cool:

Gotta love those ratings though, the NBA which was built up in popularity by the likes of Bird, Johnson, and Jordan has now been decimated by Lebron James.

I’m not much of a fan of the whole “Canada’s team” label applied to the raptors, but last year there were viewing parties outdoors all across Canada watching the Raptors. How do the Raps respond the next year? They stick up a giant middle finger to all Canadian fans by not standing for a second for O Canada.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #178 on: October 08, 2020, 10:31:08 AM »

Miami Heat in the Finals!  :cool:

Gotta love those ratings though, the NBA which was built up in popularity by the likes of Bird, Johnson, and Jordan has now been decimated by Lebron James.

I’m not much of a fan of the whole “Canada’s team” label applied to the raptors, but last year there were viewing parties outdoors all across Canada watching the Raptors. How do the Raps respond the next year? They stick up a giant middle finger to all Canadian fans by not standing for a second for O Canada.
Well, the Grizzlies left Vancouver in 2001, so the Raptors are the only team in Canada. Same goes for the Blue Jays, because the Expos left Montreal in 2004 and now have greater success as the Washington Nationals. Speaking of which, were the Blue Jays called Canada's team during their postseason run in the early 90s?
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #179 on: October 08, 2020, 02:54:42 PM »

Miami Heat in the Finals!  :cool:

Gotta love those ratings though, the NBA which was built up in popularity by the likes of Bird, Johnson, and Jordan has now been decimated by Lebron James.

I’m not much of a fan of the whole “Canada’s team” label applied to the raptors, but last year there were viewing parties outdoors all across Canada watching the Raptors. How do the Raps respond the next year? They stick up a giant middle finger to all Canadian fans by not standing for a second for O Canada.
Well, the Grizzlies left Vancouver in 2001, so the Raptors are the only team in Canada. Same goes for the Blue Jays, because the Expos left Montreal in 2004 and now have greater success as the Washington Nationals. Speaking of which, were the Blue Jays called Canada's team during their postseason run in the early 90s?

What I was more complaining about was the silly "nationalism" surrounding the team. You see it all the time here with the NHL, how people are coerced into rooting for teams that would normally be enemies just because they are "Canadian teams".

Despite the Raptors last year winning, only one player was from Canada on that team, and he did not play a second on the court in the Finals last year. Yet it was seen as something that "Canada" won by many. Mind you this was not as bad as when the Blue Jays won in the early 90s, which was before my time mostly but I've seen clips of the victory parade. You can see clips on youtube of it, it seems more like some sort of stereotypical military rally than anything else with people on the streets waving miniature Canadian flags. It's incredibly hypocritical because the Canadian media goes after anyone in a stadium within the US who chants USA against a "Canadian team" in any of the pro sports leagues. Aren't these one in the same? Not that I like either one, but what's different about the fan who chants USA in a playoff series against the Raptors to the fan who brings Canadian flags to games? (you saw this plenty in Oakland last year during the NBA Finals)

Honestly, the only thing Canadian about the Raptors or the Blue Jays is where they play their games and their ownership.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #180 on: October 09, 2020, 08:14:59 PM »

I hope the Los Angeles Lakers finish off the Miami Heat tonight. I'd like nothing more than for my favorite player, LeBron James, to get his 4th championship ring. It would suck to see him fall to 3-7 in NBA Finals appearances.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #181 on: October 12, 2020, 09:32:20 AM »

The Lakers had won the 2020 championship but the ratings fallen down. https://kwwl.com/2020/10/12/nba-finals-suffer-massive-drop-in-ratings/
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #182 on: October 12, 2020, 09:40:28 AM »

I hope the Los Angeles Lakers finish off the Miami Heat tonight. I'd like nothing more than for my favorite player, LeBron James, to get his 4th championship ring. It would suck to see him fall to 3-7 in NBA Finals appearances.

What gets me is that there are still people out there that still want to put him on the level of Michael Jordan.  Micheal Jordan wasn’t on teams that lost a crap ton of NBA finals (much less conference finals).  Lebron James might be in the top five as far as best basketball ball players but even if he got to six championships in the next two years he’d only be .500 in the finals.  That coupled with the fact he’s needed to jump around from team to team will keep him in my opinion from that level of someone like Jordan.   
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #183 on: October 12, 2020, 10:44:20 AM »

Love him or hate him, there's no denying that LeBron James gave the Lakers their most deserving championship, especially after the death of Kobe Bryant. He and GiGi would be proud of their accomplishments.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #184 on: October 12, 2020, 04:19:43 PM »

The Lakers dedicated their shortened NBA season and their championship ring to #8 and 24, Kobe Bryant (his birth month and date: 8/24) who was killed back in January along with his daughter and 7 others in a youth sports team in the ill-fated copter crash in Calabasas outside of L.A. The Clippers did good this year, but again failed to get past the second round. Fun fact the L.A. Clippers' developmental team: The Agua Caliente Clippers are named for the Agua Caliente Cahuilla tribe in Palm Springs but play in Ontario, CA and their nearest rival the South Bay Lakers play in the Lakers' training facility in El Segundo, CA. 
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #185 on: October 17, 2020, 08:13:10 PM »

I really should bet on NBA games, this entire playoff season was so predictable outside of the Heat
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #186 on: October 18, 2020, 11:35:57 AM »

The Lakers had won the 2020 championship but the ratings fallen down. https://kwwl.com/2020/10/12/nba-finals-suffer-massive-drop-in-ratings/

I think COVID and the bubble had something to do with the drop in ratings. It's going to take a while for the NBA to break even ratings wise. Adam Silver somehow continually gets boat raced by the NFL during the fall season. The NBA needs to find a better viewing product because let's look ten years down the road from now: not a lot of Americans will watch sports on their TV's or listen to games on traditional radio anymore. Where does the NBA need to go? Those with smartphones or smart tablets. Why? Because the current demographic the NBA serves consume their content using smartphones and tablets. You also have those with Xbox and Playstation consoles that have the ability to stream live NBA games. I feel the NBA is restrictive using the traditional broadcasting model and that could be why the ratings look shoddy. I could be totally off, but, given our current situation, it's not out of the realm of possibility.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #187 on: November 20, 2020, 03:17:48 PM »

Klay :(

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #188 on: December 02, 2020, 10:34:52 AM »

We're just three weeks away from the start of a new season...
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #189 on: March 01, 2021, 04:55:45 PM »

The Atlanta Hawks have dismissed Lloyd Pierce as their coach.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #190 on: March 02, 2021, 09:12:59 AM »

Bulls have actually been watchable this season. Zach/Coby duo is  :love: :love:
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #191 on: March 02, 2021, 09:20:29 AM »

Bulls have actually been watchable this season. Zach/Coby duo is  :love: :love:

Unfortunately you ran into Mr. Jokic last night who should be MVP.  If the Nuggets record was better (they need to get healthy), he'd be a no-brainer.

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #192 on: March 02, 2021, 09:28:25 AM »

Five more days to the All-Star Game, which is now a fan-free mega-event in Atlanta with the normal Saturday events being held on the same night. From what I understand, the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Shootout will take place before the game, and the Slam Dunk Contest at halftime.
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