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    This is going to be an awesome finals, especially if Chris Bosh plays the way he did today.
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    As long as Westbrook isn't jacking up 200 shots Thunder wins.

    I predict Thunder in 6.
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    Can't wait to watch lebron vs durant for a whole series.

    Gonna be some really interesting matchups, and Westbrook should have a big edge as long as harden's on the floor (I assume Lebron will always be on Durant and Wade will guard harden) but whichever guy Wade isn't on when those 3 are on the floor should be able to score at will.
    Newsflash!

    Joey Votto does not care about RBI.

    NEITHER SHOULD ANY OF US

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    Keys to me:
    Miami:
    1) Miami's 3 point shooters need to make at least 40%. When Battier/Chalmers/Jones/Miller make 3's, Miami's offense is almost unstoppable.
    2) Wade needs to stop shooting jump shots. He is shooting around 27% on 3's and 31% on his mid range jumpers.
    3) Bosh has to play well. He needs to pull Ibaka/Perkins away from the rim.
    4) Miami must improve their transition defense. They gave up way too many easy baskets to Boston. OKC is way more explosive on the break.

    OKC:
    1) Westbrook needs to be efficient. That doesn't mean he shouldn't shoot, but he needs to gauge what is going in and what isn't and play accordingly.
    2) They need to punish Miami's lack of size. Perkins/Ibaka/Collison can score on Haslem/Anthony/Bosh.
    3) Durant has to fight to get the ball in good spots. He can be pushed around by his defender off the ball and kept from getting the ball.
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    Sme other questions:
    1) How will OKC use Perkins? His role is to stop opposing bigs around the rim. No one on Miami fits that profile. He doesn't give you much offense either, so Im not sure what his purpose will be,
    2) What Wade will show up? Will Miami get an efficient and aggressive Wade or a (failing) jump shooter who has horrific first halves. (BTW, I've thought about the best comp to Wade in any sports, and it is Barry Sanders. No one else in the game moves like him, but for every 6 yard game, there is a 2 yard loss coming.)
    3) Will Joel Anthony make an appearance? Haslem has been playing massive minutes, but the reason he plays over Anthony (his mid range jumper) has completely abandoned him. So, will Spo put in the more able and mobile defender in Anthony to cover Ibaka?
    4) Can Fisher make enough shots to warrant his spot on the floor. Brooks seems intent on playing him, will Fisher reward him?
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    It's go time!
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    I'm excited for this. I honestly don't care who wins, I really hope it goes 6 or 7 games.

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    Thunder are putting them away

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    This is a good game. Durant is unreal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    This is a good game. Durant is unreal
    He is unfortunately that will probably be drowned out by all the Lebron sucks talk.


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    So David Stern went on Jim Rome's show today. Since the lottery everyone has been talking about how it was fixed, and since Rome had him on he decided to give him a chance to shoot that rumor down. Instead Stern got defensive and asked Rome if he still beat his wife, then went on to insult his entire career.

    Regardless of where you come out on Rome, that's laughable behavior from a man in David Stern's position. And the defensive reaction just makes the fixing seem more real. Funny stuff tho.

    http://deadspin.com/5918141/david-st...ew-turned-ugly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    So David Stern went on Jim Rome's show today. Since the lottery everyone has been talking about how it was fixed, and since Rome had him on he decided to give him a chance to shoot that rumor down. Instead Stern got defensive and asked Rome if he still beat his wife, then went on to insult his entire career.

    Regardless of where you come out on Rome, that's laughable behavior from a man in David Stern's position. And the defensive reaction just makes the fixing seem more real. Funny stuff tho.

    http://deadspin.com/5918141/david-st...ew-turned-ugly
    Stern came out of the interview looking like a petulant old man, but this is much ado about nothing... The question have you stopped beating your wife is a widely cited example of a loaded question, Stern was implying that the question was loaded, not that Rome is a wife beater.

    And let's be honest, it's not as though there isn't a tinge of truth in what Stern is saying. Jim Rome has made a career out of pushing the envelope and will never be confused with Walter Cronkite. After all we're talking about a guy who is best known for calling a guy Chris Evert and having said guy flip a table over and go after him, if that isn't a cheap thrill I don't know what is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmculbreth View Post
    Stern came out of the interview looking like a petulant old man, but this is much ado about nothing... The question have you stopped beating your wife is a widely cited example of a loaded question, Stern was implying that the question was loaded, not that Rome is a wife beater.

    And let's be honest, it's not as though there isn't a tinge of truth in what Stern is saying. Jim Rome has made a career out of pushing the envelope and will never be confused with Walter Cronkite. After all we're talking about a guy who is best known for calling a guy Chris Evert and having said guy flip a table over and go after him, if that isn't a cheap thrill I don't know what is.
    I know what Stern meant by it, but Rome didn't ask him a loaded question. Really Stern should be used to it, he's been asked that question a few times since the draft. All he had to say was 'No' and the interview moves on. To go ahead and insult Rome's entire career was out of line...everything else was Stern acting like a 10 year old kid. Accusing him of pouting or whatever.

    I don't think Rome has made a career of pushing people's buttons, and I really don't think he's best known for his run in with Chris Everett. He's had about as successful of a sports radio run as you could ever have. Sure there's some comedy to his show, but when there's a big interview to be had he's one of the guys that gets them.

    It's definitely not a question one of the ESPN Radio drones would ask, but lets be real, as soon as NO won the lottery what was the public's reaction? And Stern has no one to blame but himself for all of these conspiracies.

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    Stern overreacted in the extreme.

    He came off as both petulant and arrogant.

    He needs to retire yesterday. Perhaps the owners force him out after this gaffe?
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