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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #100 on: May 31, 2019, 02:24:11 PM »

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #101 on: June 08, 2019, 07:30:54 AM »

Raptors lead 3-1 in the finals. I hope they'll win the next game. :)
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #102 on: June 08, 2019, 11:43:36 AM »

This series reminds me of how a favored Oregon Duck team got rolled by Ohio State in the first College Football Playoff championship game.  Raptor physical presence has been off the charts.

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #103 on: June 08, 2019, 03:03:06 PM »

This series reminds me of how a favored Oregon Duck team got rolled by Ohio State in the first College Football Playoff championship game.  Raptor physical presence has been off the charts.

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Some of the Warriors are also injured.

But in all seriousness, the Raptors deserve it, and I'm anti-dynasty plus don't like the Warriors atmosphere after KD joined. I don't think KD was all at fault, but they didn't feel the same afterwards.

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #104 on: June 11, 2019, 09:22:05 PM »

The Raptors fans showed their class when they cheered Kevin Durant 's injury.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #105 on: June 12, 2019, 08:28:16 AM »

The Raptors fans showed their class when they cheered Kevin Durant 's injury.
I would have too . . . I'm a sportsman.  :bigass:
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #106 on: June 12, 2019, 05:02:51 PM »

The Raptors fans showed their class when they cheered Kevin Durant 's injury.
I would have too . . . I'm a sportsman.  :bigass:

Reminds me of when Eagles fans cheered after Michael Irvin caught his cleat in a seam of The Vet's turf and tore up his knee.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #107 on: June 13, 2019, 11:49:04 PM »

ďThe Raptors win! The Raptors win!Ē
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #108 on: June 14, 2019, 08:04:49 AM »

ďThe Raptors win! The Raptors win!Ē

Time to sing "We are the champions"! ;)
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« Reply #109 on: June 14, 2019, 09:14:47 AM »

ďThe Raptors win! The Raptors win!Ē

About time someone different won a title again in the NBA. 

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #110 on: June 14, 2019, 10:27:49 AM »

I never thought the Warriors would lose for a second, even down 3-1 after game 4 or down 111-110 with 10 seconds left of game 6. Guess I was wrong. . .
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« Reply #111 on: June 14, 2019, 10:35:48 AM »

I never thought the Warriors would lose for a second, even down 3-1 after game 4 or down 111-110 with 10 seconds left of game 6. Guess I was wrong. . .

It didnít help that Durant was injured, the outcome would have been different if he was truly in the series.  Klay Thompson going down didnít help matters last night.  Steph Curry basically leading a team himself if probably good enough to get the finals but not necessary win it. 

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« Reply #112 on: June 14, 2019, 11:26:40 AM »

I never thought the Warriors would lose for a second, even down 3-1 after game 4 or down 111-110 with 10 seconds left of game 6. Guess I was wrong. . .

It didn’t help that Durant was injured, the outcome would have been different if he was truly in the series.  Klay Thompson going down didn’t help matters last night.  Steph Curry basically leading a team himself if probably good enough to get the finals but not necessary win it. 

Second time in four years that the Warriors lose the Finals in their own building, and in the same way: a missed three-pointer in the closing seconds. And even more depressing, it's the last-ever NBA game to be played in Oakland after 49 years.

So the Blues win the Stanley Cup, and the Raptors win the NBA Finals...what a week!
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« Reply #113 on: June 14, 2019, 11:56:26 AM »

I never thought the Warriors would lose for a second, even down 3-1 after game 4 or down 111-110 with 10 seconds left of game 6. Guess I was wrong. . .

It didnít help that Durant was injured, the outcome would have been different if he was truly in the series.  Klay Thompson going down didnít help matters last night.  Steph Curry basically leading a team himself if probably good enough to get the finals but not necessary win it. 

Second time in four years that the Warriors lose the Finals in their own building, and in the same way: a missed three-pointer in the closing seconds. And even more depressing, it's the last-ever NBA game to be played in Oakland after 49 years.

So the Blues win the Stanley Cup, and the Raptors win the NBA Finals...what a week!

Iím actually kind of curious how the local fan base feels about the move to San Francisco.  Personally Iíd much rather see a game over over in San Fran versus Oakland.   Oakland is generally the easier city to get in/out from. 

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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #114 on: June 14, 2019, 05:05:18 PM »

I never thought the Warriors would lose for a second, even down 3-1 after game 4 or down 111-110 with 10 seconds left of game 6. Guess I was wrong. . .

It didnít help that Durant was injured, the outcome would have been different if he was truly in the series.  Klay Thompson going down didnít help matters last night.  Steph Curry basically leading a team himself if probably good enough to get the finals but not necessary win it. 

Second time in four years that the Warriors lose the Finals in their own building, and in the same way: a missed three-pointer in the closing seconds. And even more depressing, it's the last-ever NBA game to be played in Oakland after 49 years.

So the Blues win the Stanley Cup, and the Raptors win the NBA Finals...what a week!

Iím actually kind of curious how the local fan base feels about the move to San Francisco.  Personally Iíd much rather see a game over over in San Fran versus Oakland.   Oakland is generally the easier city to get in/out from.
I wonder if they named the team the Golden State Warriors, and not Oakland Warriors, with a possible move to SF in mind in the far future.
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« Reply #115 on: June 14, 2019, 06:05:14 PM »

I wonder if they named the team the Golden State Warriors, and not Oakland Warriors, with a possible move to SF in mind in the far future.

I wish they would change their name back to the SF Warriors. 99% of the time it drives me crazy when a team takes the state name or a variation thereof when there is more than one team in the league in that state.  Iím fine with the Arizona, Carolina, and Minnesota teams, and the Angels and Marlins did the right thing.  Iím looking at you, Florida Panthers.  The only exception Iím fine with are the Texas Rangers, because Dallas or Arlington Rangers sounds dumb.
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #116 on: June 14, 2019, 07:25:21 PM »


I wish they would change their name back to the SF Warriors. 99% of the time it drives me crazy when a team takes the state name or a variation thereof when there is more than one team in the league in that state.  Iím fine with the Arizona, Carolina, and Minnesota teams, and the Angels and Marlins did the right thing.  Iím looking at you, Florida Panthers.  The only exception Iím fine with are the Texas Rangers, because Dallas or Arlington Rangers sounds dumb.

How about Metroplex Rangers or DFW Rangers? ;) Now then the Astros are in the American League with the Rangers.

It's very doubtul then the Whalers might return to Hartford back when they was in the WHA and was known as New England Whalers, now then the Bruins are the only NHL team in New England, how about the New England Bruins instead of Boston Bruins just like the Patriots did in the early 1970s when they changed from Boston Patriots to New England Patriots? The Cleveland AHL team, the Cleveland Monsters who's the Columbus Blue Jackets farm team, was once called the Lake Erie Monsters.
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« Reply #117 on: June 14, 2019, 08:15:03 PM »

The funny thing about the Patriots (and little known) is that there was another location name proposed before they settled on New England: The Bay State Patriots.

The difference between the Whalers changing from New England to Hartford and the Bruins changing to New England is: 1. longevity, and 2. the Whalers were forced to change to Hartford as a condition of admission to the NHL. 

Some of those nickname city locations just don't work. When the franchise in New Britain, CT changed from being a Red Sox to a Twins affiliate, they changed their name from the New Britain Red Sox to the Hardware City Rock Cats, in homage to New Britain being home to Stanley Tools.  However, the Hardware City moniker never caught on, and the city name returned a couple years later.  A funny aside: I was living in Philly during the first season of the Rock Cats, and I'm watching a Phillies game, and Harry Kalas was giving the minor league scores.  Reading was playing the Rock Cats that day.  Harry and Whitey were both stumped as to where Hardware City was, and it took a half inning of research to find out.  Meanwhile, I'm shouting "New Britain, Connecticut" at my TV.
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« Reply #118 on: June 14, 2019, 08:36:58 PM »

The funny thing about the Patriots (and little known) is that there was another location name proposed before they settled on New England: The Bay State Patriots.

which was quashed when the newspapers abbreviated the location.
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« Reply #119 on: June 14, 2019, 10:35:57 PM »

I don't live in the Bay Area, but I believe it's a thing of civic pride so to speak, so the name "Golden State" is effectively neutral for the entire Bay Area....unless we want to try Bay Area Warriors (the term Bay Area is synonymous with the region) The long defunct "California Golden Seals" which played out of the arena which was finally known as Oracle Arena in their entire existence were the Oakland Seals originally. They did apparently true a few games as the "Bay Area Seals" before becoming the "California GOLDEN Seals", hmm Golden Seals, Golden State.....depending on how you want to define it, the current version of that same franchise is the San Jose Sharks, and they actually identify as San Jose. (As the Golden Seals moved to Cleveland and then merged with the Minnesota North Stars, the San Jose Sharks were founded by separating the shares of the North Stars to create the new Sharks)

Remember that SF and Oakland both have their own MLB and NFL teams (yes I know Oakland's is relocating) and thus being identifiable with the region is arguably marketing strategy involved.


Civic pride is definitely the case involving the Angels, while of course the Angels originally started out as the LA Angels, when they moved to Orange County, they became the California Angels as they were the only team in the AL in California at the time. When that certain company with a mouse got involved in pro sports, getting an NHL team known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, they also got involved with the Angels and of course rebranded them to Anaheim as well. When Disney was done with them, the new owners added Los Angeles back to the team, but because of a leasing agreement, had to call the team with its awkward name "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim". Since 2016, the "of Anaheim" has been dropped, but fans of that team apparently cannot adopt being called "Los Angeles". The announcers and all gear regarding the team identifies them simply as "the Angels".
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Re: General NBA thread
« Reply #120 on: June 14, 2019, 10:50:54 PM »

I don't live in the Bay Area, but I believe it's a thing of civic pride so to speak, so the name "Golden State" is effectively neutral for the entire Bay Area....unless we want to try Bay Area Warriors (the term Bay Area is synonymous with the region) The long defunct "California Golden Seals" which played out of the arena which was finally known as Oracle Arena in their entire existence were the Oakland Seals originally. They did apparently true a few games as the "Bay Area Seals" before becoming the "California GOLDEN Seals", hmm Golden Seals, Golden State.....depending on how you want to define it, the current version of that same franchise is the San Jose Sharks, and they actually identify as San Jose. (As the Golden Seals moved to Cleveland and then merged with the Minnesota North Stars, the San Jose Sharks were founded by separating the shares of the North Stars to create the new Sharks)

Remember that SF and Oakland both have their own MLB and NFL teams (yes I know Oakland's is relocating) and thus being identifiable with the region is arguably marketing strategy involved.


Civic pride is definitely the case involving the Angels, while of course the Angels originally started out as the LA Angels, when they moved to Orange County, they became the California Angels as they were the only team in the AL in California at the time. When that certain company with a mouse got involved in pro sports, getting an NHL team known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, they also got involved with the Angels and of course rebranded them to Anaheim as well. When Disney was done with them, the new owners added Los Angeles back to the team, but because of a leasing agreement, had to call the team with its awkward name "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim". Since 2016, the "of Anaheim" has been dropped, but fans of that team apparently cannot adopt being called "Los Angeles". The announcers and all gear regarding the team identifies them simply as "the Angels".

I still call them the Angels of Anaheim.
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« Reply #121 on: June 14, 2019, 10:52:49 PM »

The funny thing about the Patriots (and little known) is that there was another location name proposed before they settled on New England: The Bay State Patriots.

which was quashed when the newspapers abbreviated the location.

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« Reply #122 on: June 14, 2019, 10:55:58 PM »

I wonder if they named the team the Golden State Warriors, and not Oakland Warriors, with a possible move to SF in mind in the far future.

I wish they would change their name back to the SF Warriors. 99% of the time it drives me crazy when a team takes the state name or a variation thereof when there is more than one team in the league in that state.  Iím fine with the Arizona, Carolina, and Minnesota teams, and the Angels and Marlins did the right thing.  Iím looking at you, Florida Panthers.  The only exception Iím fine with are the Texas Rangers, because Dallas or Arlington Rangers sounds dumb.

Nah, Florida Panthers is fine, because to me, Miami Panthers just isnít working for me.
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« Reply #123 on: June 14, 2019, 10:59:04 PM »

I don't live in the Bay Area, but I believe it's a thing of civic pride so to speak, so the name "Golden State" is effectively neutral for the entire Bay Area....unless we want to try Bay Area Warriors (the term Bay Area is synonymous with the region) The long defunct "California Golden Seals" which played out of the arena which was finally known as Oracle Arena in their entire existence were the Oakland Seals originally. They did apparently true a few games as the "Bay Area Seals" before becoming the "California GOLDEN Seals", hmm Golden Seals, Golden State.....depending on how you want to define it, the current version of that same franchise is the San Jose Sharks, and they actually identify as San Jose. (As the Golden Seals moved to Cleveland and then merged with the Minnesota North Stars, the San Jose Sharks were founded by separating the shares of the North Stars to create the new Sharks)

Remember that SF and Oakland both have their own MLB and NFL teams (yes I know Oakland's is relocating) and thus being identifiable with the region is arguably marketing strategy involved.


Civic pride is definitely the case involving the Angels, while of course the Angels originally started out as the LA Angels, when they moved to Orange County, they became the California Angels as they were the only team in the AL in California at the time. When that certain company with a mouse got involved in pro sports, getting an NHL team known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, they also got involved with the Angels and of course rebranded them to Anaheim as well. When Disney was done with them, the new owners added Los Angeles back to the team, but because of a leasing agreement, had to call the team with its awkward name "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim". Since 2016, the "of Anaheim" has been dropped, but fans of that team apparently cannot adopt being called "Los Angeles". The announcers and all gear regarding the team identifies them simply as "the Angels".

I still call them the Angels of Anaheim.

My father still thinks they are the California Angels.....

But myself, as the three letter abbreviation is LAA (and has been since the LA rebrand came around), I sometimes will say "The Blue Jays are in Los Angeles tonight", some do get confused and think they're playing the dodgers, although usually a game against the Dodgers is a tri-annual affair.
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« Reply #124 on: June 14, 2019, 11:02:33 PM »

I don't live in the Bay Area, but I believe it's a thing of civic pride so to speak, so the name "Golden State" is effectively neutral for the entire Bay Area....unless we want to try Bay Area Warriors (the term Bay Area is synonymous with the region) The long defunct "California Golden Seals" which played out of the arena which was finally known as Oracle Arena in their entire existence were the Oakland Seals originally. They did apparently true a few games as the "Bay Area Seals" before becoming the "California GOLDEN Seals", hmm Golden Seals, Golden State.....depending on how you want to define it, the current version of that same franchise is the San Jose Sharks, and they actually identify as San Jose. (As the Golden Seals moved to Cleveland and then merged with the Minnesota North Stars, the San Jose Sharks were founded by separating the shares of the North Stars to create the new Sharks)

Remember that SF and Oakland both have their own MLB and NFL teams (yes I know Oakland's is relocating) and thus being identifiable with the region is arguably marketing strategy involved.


Civic pride is definitely the case involving the Angels, while of course the Angels originally started out as the LA Angels, when they moved to Orange County, they became the California Angels as they were the only team in the AL in California at the time. When that certain company with a mouse got involved in pro sports, getting an NHL team known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, they also got involved with the Angels and of course rebranded them to Anaheim as well. When Disney was done with them, the new owners added Los Angeles back to the team, but because of a leasing agreement, had to call the team with its awkward name "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim". Since 2016, the "of Anaheim" has been dropped, but fans of that team apparently cannot adopt being called "Los Angeles". The announcers and all gear regarding the team identifies them simply as "the Angels".

I still call them the Angels of Anaheim.

My father still thinks they are the California Angels.....

But myself, as the three letter abbreviation is LAA (and has been since the LA rebrand came around), I sometimes will say "The Blue Jays are in Los Angeles tonight", some do get confused and think they're playing the dodgers, although usually a game against the Dodgers is a tri-annual affair.

That sure does sound like it would confuse the heck out of those that arenít in the know.
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