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    Re: NBA 2012......Maybe

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    Someone needs to add Bill Russell.
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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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    I agree that Stern went a little overboard, but people have been saying these things since 1985 about the NBA. That is 37 years of hearing about conspiracy theories that essentially equate your league with professional wrestling. I think I would lash out too. Also, it isn't like Stern hasn't been testy before. He has always had a very playful/condescending attitude with the media. This really isn't anything new, just really awkward.
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    Big win.
    Some thoughts:
    Bosh has terrible hands.
    LeBron is in attack mode and the Heat need to find ways get him the ball in good spots.
    Miami has led at the end of 6 of the 8 quarters.
    OKC is 4-3 on the road in the playoffs.
    Battier has found his shot.
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    I remember watching Norris Cole in high school and thinking that Cleveland State might be a stretch for him. Now he's getting minutes in the NBA Finals. Amazing.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    OKC is very good at manufacturing fouls. Westbrook got one in game one when he stopped bringing the ball up the floor so that the trailing Heat player would run into him. Harden had a pretty awesome dive when Wade (I think) simply extended his arms. Also, watch Westbrook when he goes to the rim. He almost always extends his off arm to create contact (essentially stiff arming the defender) and they call a fouling the defender.

    They play the game like an older team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revering4Blue View Post
    The NBA already sold the team to Tom Benson, the Saints Owner.

    No conspiracy there.

    That stated, the 1985 and 1993 Draft Lotteries seemed fishy at the time, as Redsfanmia noted.
    Did you notice that the NBA "Finalized the deal for the Hornets today". I don't believe in conspiracy theories, but these types of deals have a way of seeming done and then getting "undone" by something. But, getting the top pick and $50 million in arena improvements (that Benson doesn't have to pay for) certainly greases the skids.
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    I love the NBA, but I will get a lot more sleep when these games are over. My wife thinks I'm mad at her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post

    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.
    Yup. The officiating in that league is the first example everyone SHOULD bring up when it comes to conspiracies in that league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by improbus View Post
    I agree that Stern went a little overboard, but people have been saying these things since 1985 about the NBA. That is 37 years of hearing about conspiracy theories that essentially equate your league with professional wrestling. I think I would lash out too. Also, it isn't like Stern hasn't been testy before. He has always had a very playful/condescending attitude with the media. This really isn't anything new, just really awkward.
    Just for fun, let's see what would happen if somebody else won the lottery:

    Charlotte: Doing MJ a favor
    Washington: Major media market, UK connection (Wall and Davis)
    Cleveland: Making up for LeBron (again)
    Sacramento: Arena deal up in the air, could keep the team there.
    Portland: Making up for the Greg Oden failure.

    Won't go any further as any of the other teams were a reach to win, but I think it would be a conspiracy theory regardless of who won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Just for fun, let's see what would happen if somebody else won the lottery:

    Charlotte: Doing MJ a favor
    Washington: Major media market, UK connection (Wall and Davis)
    Cleveland: Making up for LeBron (again)
    Sacramento: Arena deal up in the air, could keep the team there.
    Portland: Making up for the Greg Oden failure.

    Won't go any further as any of the other teams were a reach to win, but I think it would be a conspiracy theory regardless of who won.
    If the NFL had a lottery, there would have been the same issues with Luck, etc...
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    LeBron can do layups from almost any point within 6 feet of ther rim. He does them with no feet ever starting or ending in the paint.
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    If Dwayne Wade was shooting in a gym by himself, he'd still claim he was fouled on every shot.
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    D. Wade almost screwed that thing up at the end. LBJ wants that ring bad. Fun series so far.
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