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  • Dvdvideo
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    Eric Spoelstra saying butler plays to win is annoying. I know there's a few lazy players like harden and a few on other teams, but I'm sorry boston's player are "playing to win" too.

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  • The Claw Reborn
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    Watching the bigs of both Boston and Miami, I cannot fathom that Masai and Bobby just had a half a season-half injured overpaid bum in Birch to show for.

    This team deserved better.

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  • Dvdvideo
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    I'd lose my mind if I had to sit anywhere near that annoying screaming drunk Miami fan. Constant and annoying yelling gibberish.

    Also celtics missing key players is a huge blow to thier chances.

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  • slaw
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    This Miami-Boston series is already testy. Going to get nasty if it goes 6 or 7.

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  • Dvdvideo
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    I think the xfactor in this series is Oladipo. I know he's never looked the same since his injuries but people forget just how good he was. If he can put together a couple of good series it's big for Miami.

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  • Bonus Jonas
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    Boston we definitely would defend straight up, and Giannis would really only attract doubles on drives

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  • Bonus Jonas
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    JawsGT wrote: View Post

    Gotta disagree with you guys. I think the celts and Bucks would have crushed us. Philly was the match up. Embiid didn't win the series for them. Maxey and harden did.
    I think all 3 beat us

    But we would’ve looked a lot better against the other two teams. Embiid won the series for them by way of opening up everything for everyone else due to needing to be doubled every single time.

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  • Kagemusha
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    JawsGT wrote: View Post

    Gotta disagree with you guys. I think the celts and Bucks would have crushed us. Philly was the match up. Embiid didn't win the series for them. Maxey and harden did.
    In a way Embiid and Harden did win the series coz they got us into believing that they will so we game planned for them and that mistake opened the game for Maxey.

    Been saying since after game 1, don't double Harden, he is washed!

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  • JawsGT
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    Bonus Jonas wrote: View Post

    Yeah we faced one of the few teams whose highest usage player is a big center

    We would’ve looked better against almost any team
    Gotta disagree with you guys. I think the celts and Bucks would have crushed us. Philly was the match up. Embiid didn't win the series for them. Maxey and harden did.

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  • Bonus Jonas
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Our 6'9" lineup might be the best suited team to slow down Luka and limit the role players. Same with guys like Kawhi, PG, Lebron, Giannis, etc...

    The Sixers with a brutish MVP center and a lightning quick PG may have been the worst possible matchup for the Raps.
    Yeah we faced one of the few teams whose highest usage player is a big center

    We would’ve looked better against almost any team

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  • G__Deane
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    Primer wrote: View Post

    Yeah the 3 you mentioned make the most sense to me, Detroit, Boston, and Cleveland. I suppose a Knicks rivalry is a possibility too, but they've got the same issues as Detroit. Boston has other rivals so not sure if we make the cut from their fanbase standpoint.
    Knock them out in the playoffs and a rivalry will be born
    Unfortunately, I see the Celtics being still on the upswing and good for a few years to come. Same with Cleveland from a lower starting point. I can't say the same for Miami or Chicago. I can see a 1B wanting to sign in Milwaukee when possible to play with the Freak for years from now so they'll be good for awhile.

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  • Primer
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    Yuri Gagarin wrote: View Post

    Wayne Gretzky only played for one Canadian team during his professional career, but he was close to joining a second one in the mid-1990s.

    After a brief stint with the St. Louis Blues in the second half of the 1995-96 NHL season, Gretzky was an unrestricted free agent looking for a new place to play. The NHL’s all-time leader in goals, assists, points and a plethora of other categories says he was nearly a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks.

    “At one point in time we were close to Toronto. Cliff Fletcher [the Leafs GM at the time] really dug in deep and tried to make it happen,” Gretzky told Brady and Walker on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Thursday.

    Gretzky, who grew up in Brantford, Ont., explained that he and his agent at the time, Mike Barnett, “were leaning to go to Toronto and be part of the Toronto Maple Leafs,” but it turns out the team was more interested in a new arena rather than signing The Great One.

    “Timing is everything, and unfortunately at that time they were trying to raise money to move out of Maple Leaf Gardens and move into a new arena, a new facility, and the ownership just felt at that time they need to concentrate and put more of their resources into building an arena than to sign me,” Gretzky explained. “And that’s business and that’s what happens, but I thought I was close to signing in Toronto. I thought it was going to happen; unfortunately it didn’t.”

    Interesting. Edmonton let him go due to money concerns as well. Cheap owners shooting themselves in the foot.

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  • Primer
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    G__Deane wrote: View Post

    Pistons would be the natural rival if the ever get decent, rather than just regularly beating down the Raptors.
    Boston is another and that would have shown itself again if we met them in the post season.
    Sixers? Meh, you need more than an airplane celebration to hate.

    Cleveland is a team we might battle for years as an up and comer but these are all class B rivalries.
    Yeah the 3 you mentioned make the most sense to me, Detroit, Boston, and Cleveland. I suppose a Knicks rivalry is a possibility too, but they've got the same issues as Detroit. Boston has other rivals so not sure if we make the cut from their fanbase standpoint.

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  • Yuri Gagarin
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    TrueTorontoFan wrote: View Post

    I don't really watch a ton of hockey either. Gretzsky wanted to be a leaf?!
    Wayne Gretzky only played for one Canadian team during his professional career, but he was close to joining a second one in the mid-1990s.

    After a brief stint with the St. Louis Blues in the second half of the 1995-96 NHL season, Gretzky was an unrestricted free agent looking for a new place to play. The NHL’s all-time leader in goals, assists, points and a plethora of other categories says he was nearly a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks.

    “At one point in time we were close to Toronto. Cliff Fletcher [the Leafs GM at the time] really dug in deep and tried to make it happen,” Gretzky told Brady and Walker on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Thursday.

    Gretzky, who grew up in Brantford, Ont., explained that he and his agent at the time, Mike Barnett, “were leaning to go to Toronto and be part of the Toronto Maple Leafs,” but it turns out the team was more interested in a new arena rather than signing The Great One.

    “Timing is everything, and unfortunately at that time they were trying to raise money to move out of Maple Leaf Gardens and move into a new arena, a new facility, and the ownership just felt at that time they need to concentrate and put more of their resources into building an arena than to sign me,” Gretzky explained. “And that’s business and that’s what happens, but I thought I was close to signing in Toronto. I thought it was going to happen; unfortunately it didn’t.”


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  • G__Deane
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post

    The problem is with that, its deeply rooted regional pride.. So unless Montreal or Ottawa get an NBA team...
    Pistons would be the natural rival if the ever get decent, rather than just regularly beating down the Raptors.
    Boston is another and that would have shown itself again if we met them in the post season.
    Sixers? Meh, you need more than an airplane celebration to hate.

    Cleveland is a team we might battle for years as an up and comer but these are all class B rivalries.

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