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  • The board has died since Christmas so......

    "Jonas Valanciunas scored 21 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies held onto the lead this time against Oklahoma City, beating the Thunder 110-97 Thursday night in the second meeting between the teams in eight days.

    The burly ("burly"??) Valanciunas went 9 of 11 from the field and fueled an 8-0 run early in the fourth quarter that essentially put the game away."

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    • G__Deane wrote: View Post
      The board has died since Christmas so......
      Based on the Christmas Day ratings, seems like most of the NBA fanbase has died, too.

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      • slaw wrote: View Post

        Based on the Christmas Day ratings, seems like most of the NBA fanbase has died, too.
        I think there's 2 things

        1. Nobody under 30 pays for cable anymore. The games are being watched online, or worse, in a 60 second hi light clip and a few tweets read.

        2. Nobody has any emotional attachment to the NBAs most famous mercenaries moving to the Clippers, Lakers, and Nets. None of it feels authentic, and the Clippers and Nets don't have any fans to begin with. People are sick of Durant, Lebron and Kawhi hopping around the league like well paid hookers. The NBA is at its best when it has heros (Jordan, Duncan, early Curry) and villains (Lebron super teams, late era Warriors)...right now it has neither really.
        It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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        • We need a trade to shake things up around here.

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          • LJ2 wrote: View Post
            We need a trade to shake things up around here.
            Maybe.. but we also need a fully healthy squad too.

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            • KeonClark wrote: View Post

              I think there's 2 things

              1. Nobody under 30 pays for cable anymore. The games are being watched online, or worse, in a 60 second hi light clip and a few tweets read.

              2. Nobody has any emotional attachment to the NBAs most famous mercenaries moving to the Clippers, Lakers, and Nets. None of it feels authentic, and the Clippers and Nets don't have any fans to begin with. People are sick of Durant, Lebron and Kawhi hopping around the league like well paid hookers. The NBA is at its best when it has heros (Jordan, Duncan, early Curry) and villains (Lebron super teams, late era Warriors)...right now it has neither really.
              I'd also add that most fans do not really care about the regular season at all. When Kawhi is allowed to say that the 82 games are just practice it tells you what the stars really think of the sport. The "if you're not first you're last" attitude has really made the regular season pointless.

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              • KeonClark wrote: View Post

                I think there's 2 things

                1. Nobody under 30 pays for cable anymore. The games are being watched online, or worse, in a 60 second hi light clip and a few tweets read.

                2. Nobody has any emotional attachment to the NBAs most famous mercenaries moving to the Clippers, Lakers, and Nets. None of it feels authentic, and the Clippers and Nets don't have any fans to begin with. People are sick of Durant, Lebron and Kawhi hopping around the league like well paid hookers. The NBA is at its best when it has heros (Jordan, Duncan, early Curry) and villains (Lebron super teams, late era Warriors)...right now it has neither really.
                I would add that the league, its media partners, its players and its teams pushing the championship or bust mentality has completely devalued the regular season (not realizing that if no one watches the regular season, it is only a matter of time before they stop watching altogether). And, second, the on-the-court product isn't all that great with 1/3 of the teams tanking and so many games turning into a three-point shooting contests.

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                • planetmars wrote: View Post

                  I'd also add that most fans do not really care about the regular season at all. When Kawhi is allowed to say that the 82 games are just practice it tells you what the stars really think of the sport. The "if you're not first you're last" attitude has really made the regular season pointless.
                  Ya the fans like us who post on this board and watch at least 70 regular season game of our own team is probably less then 10% of the fanbase of each team. Maybe another 30-40 percent watch half. 20 percent tune into the big games and the rest only watch the playoffs
                  To be the champs you got to beat the champs

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                  • slaw wrote: View Post

                    I would add that the league, its media partners, its players and its teams pushing the championship or bust mentality has completely devalued the regular season (not realizing that if no one watches the regular season, it is only a matter of time before they stop watching altogether). And, second, the on-the-court product isn't all that great with 1/3 of the teams tanking and so many games turning into a three-point shooting contests.
                    Agree, not just on the championship but the Media refuses to give meanigful airtime to any team not in L.A, NY or Chicago. The last 5 years there has been more coverage about how these teams can become good again, and they refuse to follow the real up and coming teams. It's not just toronto, Denver, Utah, Indiana all get no love. Hell even the bucks were an afterthought before giannis made them take notice by becoming an all time great.
                    To be the champs you got to beat the champs

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                    • Jonas with a nice line tonight against Ayton & Baynes:

                      26min:35sec — 30pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk, 12-16 from the field, 3/4 from behind the arc.
                      Last edited by GOLDBLUM; Sun Jan 5th, 2020, 11:41 PM.

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                      • slaw wrote: View Post

                        I would add that the league, its media partners, its players and its teams pushing the championship or bust mentality has completely devalued the regular season (not realizing that if no one watches the regular season, it is only a matter of time before they stop watching altogether). And, second, the on-the-court product isn't all that great with 1/3 of the teams tanking and so many games turning into a three-point shooting contests.
                        Saw a clip of the end of the 2001 ASG. East was PSYCHED to win. The ASG. They actually wanted to win it. They even played real basketball.

                        Things changed fast when the Kobe/Duncan era retired. The mindset of a lot of current stars is different, and yeah fans and media feed it. Ringz.

                        Except for Kyle Lowry! Man is a dog.
                        "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

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                        • GOLDBLUM wrote: View Post
                          Jonas with a nice line tonight against Ayton & Baynes:

                          26min:35sec — 30pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk, 12-16 from the field, 3/4 from behind the arc.
                          Still love the guy
                          Shoulda had a ring

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                          • Quite the performance by DeMar yesterday.
                            Quite the dunk on Boucher...

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                            • G__Deane wrote: View Post

                              Still love the guy
                              Shoulda had a ring
                              And JV 31 and 19 in another win last night
                              Screw the tributes, give him his ring!

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                              • DeMar named player of the week in the west. Even though one of his wins was against us I'm happy for the guy, a lot of Spurs fans were shitting on him earlier this season.

                                Hope they can make the playoffs and he can get another shot at improving his playoff performance and maybe making the second round.
                                It's the Spicy Show! Time to cook.

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