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Game 4, Eastern Conference Finals: Milwaukee Bucks @ Toronto Raptors - Tuesday May 21st, 8:30pm ET, TSN

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  • golden
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post

    Unless you can find me a quote form a player that says "Gee that drunk drake guy really threw me off my game. His witty repartee wouldn't allow me to concentrate, I couldn't remember set plays, I blew my free throws...." then I don't think that any indication whatsoever than an annoyance to anyone.

    I think it's far more likely that he drove opposition players to play harder against the Raps. Every time drake and the opposition were jawing back and forth, you think the other team's stars wanted to go easier on them?

    I stand by he was a huge net negative. Unnecessary and annoying.
    Budenholzer openly getting mad at Drake on the podium is all the proof you need to certify that he was in the opponent’s head. That’s even worse than a player talking about Drake. Bud is your coach, your leader right there, who’s job it is to keep you focused on basketball tasks, crying & whining about....... Drake? That never happens - ever. Much less in a playoff series. That’s when I knew it was over.

    The other benefit was with all the media attention on Drake, it meant less (or no) questions for the Raptors players, allowing them to focus their energy on, you guessed it..... basketball. Double whammy.

    Drake was a Win-Win for the Raptors all around.

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  • G__Deane
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    golden wrote: View Post

    That was my real-time take, bro, when the outcome of the series was still in doubt. If you can dig up the game threads, it’s in there somewhere. Like basically Drake was the only thing the state of Wisconsin was talking about... they banned his music. Bucks and their fans were rattled.... by Drake. Lmao. That was an obvious advantage to me.... at the time.
    Unless you can find me a quote form a player that says "Gee that drunk drake guy really threw me off my game. His witty repartee wouldn't allow me to concentrate, I couldn't remember set plays, I blew my free throws...." then I don't think that's any indication whatsoever of more than an annoyance to anyone.

    I think it's far more likely that he drove opposition players to play harder against the Raps. Every time drake and the opposition were jawing back and forth, you think the other team's stars wanted to go easier on them or stick it back in his face?

    I remember thinking I bet the players privately wish he would shut up and stop jacking up the opposition even more.

    I stand by he was a huge net negative. Unnecessary and annoying.
    Last edited by G__Deane; Sun Apr 5th, 2020, 10:16 AM.

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  • golden
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post

    All respect, that's a hindsight take.
    He was a needless distraction from what was a great series.

    If we'd lost the round, fans would rightfully be saying why does the team allow any courtside celebrity to touch the coach in-game and constantly run on the court? And any rational fan will admit that drake causes the opposition to take it up a notch to shut him up. You don't think Harden, Curry or Durant wants the last laugh to shove it in his face after the game?

    I don't care about his social branding bull, advanced stats show he's clearly a net negative.
    That was my real-time take, bro, when the outcome of the series was still in doubt. If you can dig up the game threads, it’s in there somewhere. Like basically Drake was the only thing the state of Wisconsin was talking about... they banned his music. Bucks and their fans were rattled.... by Drake. Lmao. That was an obvious advantage to me.... at the time.

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  • G__Deane
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Drake helped turned the series around. He had Bud crying about him in the post-game .... that’s the moment when I knew the Bucks were roadkill. And he had the whole state of Wisconsin shook. Lol. Drake was the perfect playoff series sideshow villain to let our players just concentrate on basketball.
    All respect, that's a hindsight take.
    He was a needless distraction from what was a great series.

    If we'd lost the round, fans would rightfully be saying why does the team allow any courtside celebrity to touch the coach in-game and constantly run on the court? And any rational fan will admit that drake causes the opposition to take it up a notch to shut him up. You don't think Harden, Curry or Durant wants the last laugh to shove it in his face after the game?

    I don't care about his social branding bull, advanced stats show he's clearly a net negative.

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    Giannis really puts the *walk* in Milwaukee.

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  • golden
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post

    We would have swept the Bucks if not for Drake ....
    Drake helped turned the series around. He had Bud crying about him in the post-game .... that’s the moment when I knew the Bucks were roadkill. And he had the whole state of Wisconsin shook. Lol. Drake was the perfect playoff series sideshow villain to let our players just concentrate on basketball.

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  • G__Deane
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    MixxAOR wrote: View Post

    the fact that Bucks fans to this day hate Drake, makes the whole Drake thing worth it
    We would have swept the Bucks if not for Drake ....

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  • MixxAOR
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    golden wrote: View Post


    the fact that Bucks fans to this day hate Drake, makes the whole Drake thing worth it

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  • bertarapsfan
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    That run was electric

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    Once we got past the first two games this was easily the best series of the postseason. I’ve rewatched the GSW games but hadn’t with these ones yet. So satisfying.

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    Kawhi with 5pts, Siakam with 2pts at the half and Raps up ten against mighty Bud’s Bucks.

    Loved this team. And love it still.

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  • bertarapsfan
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    Ebonhawke wrote: View Post
    This series showed that Giannis constantly travels, commits fouls on every defensive possession, and isn't a good free throw shooter.

    If he comes to the Raptors, then the refs will call his fouls and travels, get him in early foul trouble every night, and we'll have an overpaid Joey Graham
    He defiantly needs to get better at FT shooting. I think that will always be a back breaker in a tight playoff series like this one, espically with how much he gets fouled.
    Harden was kinda right in a weird way when he sayed he wish he was just 7 foot and could run over everyone and dunk. He Giannis had hardens offensive ability of r Harden had giannis size they would average 40 easy

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  • Ebonhawke
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    This series showed that Giannis constantly travels, commits fouls on every defensive possession, and isn't a good free throw shooter.

    If he comes to the Raptors, then the refs will call his fouls and travels, get him in early foul trouble every night, and we'll have an overpaid Joey Graham

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  • bertarapsfan
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    Bucks fan must think Powell is the 2nd coming of M.J

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  • golden
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    bertarapsfan wrote: View Post
    was it this game or game 6 where Giannis missed back to back FT and the crowd almost blew the roof off the ACC?


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