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Why didn't you include Jerry Sloan he is a great coach just in the fact that he has been coaching one team since 1988 just because he has never won a championship doesn't make him bad. Look at his team this year they lose Andrei and Mehmet and they still are beating the Nuggets. The worst part for him is he has [B]never[/B] won coach of the year and yet with his long career as a coach missed the playoffs only twice.
It was not a purposeful omission I can assure you. I just listed a couple that came quickly off the top of my head.
[QUOTE=Desertpuma;172166]The Lakers for me are thought of in the same terms as the Yankees are by most baseball fans outside of NY. Actually, it is bordering on a Red Sox/Yankees hatred in my case. I hate the smugness of Kobe & Phil Jackson (who has never proven he is a great coach by taking a ****** team and improving them but always had most/all the pieces in place by the time he arrived). George Karl is a great coach for what he did with the Nuggets & Seattle when he was there. Pat Riley is a great coach for building the Showtime Lakers and getting the Miami Heat to prominence. D'Antoni is a great coach for the way he rebuilt the Suns and is doing again in NY. Popovich is a great coach, not for the wins, but for taking a struggling only having the Admiral ****** Spurs team and turning them around. I may hate the Spurs almost as much as the Lakers but Popovich gets my respect because he lives by his humility & modesty not his ego.[/QUOTE] What about Larry Brown? Took eight teams to the playoffs, and had a championship with one. George Karl... I respect his voice over the team, however, that team is a ticking time bomb. So many selfish arrogant players. The only person I can stand would be Chauncey.
As I said above, I just listed the first ones I could think of. Larry Brown will be in the HOF certainly.
ESPN.com must not be fans of Steve Nash. [url=http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=6217][img]http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/15504be3566402c74.png[/img][/url]
That pic was from the game on Monday night where he was called for a foul on Ginobili who flopped forward but Nash never even touched him. Basically, Ginobili nosed dived to the floor close enough to Nash for them to call a foul. Classic Gi-floppa
Suns & Spurs in Game 3 tonight... I want see us take the life out of San Antonio and win one in their building.
The Hawks were playing a great game last night and were actually leading at one point. Sad that they didn't win, but they did put up a good effort.
If the Cavs dont win tonight they could be in real trouble. If they dont beat the C's in this series i will be upset because they are a better team. That being said i think either the Cavs or C's will have a tough time with the Magic next round. The Magic are playing scary good in the playoffs the Hawks dont stand a chance.
Well currently in the West, it looks like all roads will end up going through LA unless the Jazz do some serious work in the rest of the series. If Suns go up 3-0 on the Spurs tonight, then San Antonio will be fighting to delay the inevitable. Hardly any team has come back from being down by 3 this late in the playoffs.
Please, please Suns, win this series to make it easier for my Lakers :D I don't think the Cavs have a chance making it to the finals.
Lakers will have a tougher time than you may realize.
[QUOTE=Desertpuma;175369]Lakers will have a tougher time than you may realize.[/QUOTE] Well I'm saying between the Suns and Spurs. If the Lakers played the Spurs, I think it could go to game seven. If they play the Suns, I think it would be six of less.
[QUOTE=r3iKo;175375]Well I'm saying between the Suns and Spurs. If the Lakers played the Spurs, I think it could go to game seven. If they play the Suns, I think it would be six of less.[/QUOTE] Yeah, Suns would win too. If I recall, they split the series this year too.
[QUOTE=Desertpuma;175376]Yeah, Suns would win too. If I recall, they split the series this year too.[/QUOTE] No way the Suns would beat the Lakers! I mean of course it's a possibility, but I don't think it's likely.
I have been hearing rumors that Chicago may in fact be picking up some big off season aquistions. Do you guys think there is any truth to this also? Also I'm pretty sure CB4 is gone from the raptors in the summer, who do you think they will get to fill his superstar role?
[QUOTE=mr.unamazing;175388]I have been hearing rumors that Chicago may in fact be picking up some big off season aquistions. Do you guys think there is any truth to this also? Also I'm pretty sure [B]CB4[/B] is gone from the raptors in the summer, who do you think they will get to fill his superstar role?[/QUOTE] He was at the Lakers game two vs the Jazz. Maybe somewhere he wants to be next year :D. If that happens, hopefully they don't get rid of Odom. Odom and some others would be the only fair options to Toronto, but I like Lamar in LA.
Bosh wants bank and a playoff contender. He may go Miami, NY, LA, or possibly even Phoenix (which depends on Amare plus a few of our free agents like Amundsen who has been stellar). Of course, if we win the trophy, it is entirely possible that Nash may decide to retire or only play one more year. Many people are going to be watching free agency and NY this year. D'Antoni has made no secret he wants players. Lebron, Wade, Amare, Bosh are all free agents this summer. They won't be able to afford them all but they may get one or two. Lebron would be stupid to leave Cleveland and they'd be stupid to let him. IN NY, he'd be just another athlete but he owns Cleveland. It's his town right now. I'd curious who will be coaching the Bulls in the future. Plus, you've got the Laker drama of whether or not Phil Jackson will coach another year. There was a chance a few years back when Kobe almost ended up in a Suns uniform playing alongside of Nash. Now, that would be a SCARY backcourt! Would I like to see a free agent come in to help out in Phx? Yeah, Wade would be a very solid addition and it would take pressure of both Nash as well. Will it happen? Probably not. But it would be cool to see happen.
For me Bosh seemed to be looking to go to a lot of teams. Though I think if he could get what he wants he would land in Dallas as it is his home even though they already have Dirk the can just play to big forwards. Will this happen maybe. Also Toronto was a contender even until the end, they only really fell out of the race when Chris started acting hurt.
Well the Cavs took care of business tonight. No reason they cant do it again on Sunday. As for Chris Bosh, i would love to see him join Lebron in Cleveland.
[QUOTE=Lionsfan780;175469]Well the Cavs took care of business tonight. No reason they cant do it again on Sunday. [/QUOTE] Just one hard foul and someone "accidentally" catches an elbow, and that is the season for Cleveland. I think if things get desperate, we might see such a foul in game 4. Everyone says the Cavs are a better team. That isn't the case. They just have the best player in the game. You remove Lebron tit for tat with any Celtic and the Celtics win by 20 every night (and honestly Garnett hasn't been near 60% since early December 2008.) The Celtics are the better "TEAM" - the Cavs have King James. [B]Edit:[/B] And yes, I am very bitter tonight, lol.
[QUOTE=Bacchus;175473]Just one hard foul and someone "accidentally" catches an elbow, and that is the season for Cleveland. I think if things get desperate, we might see such a foul in game 4. Everyone says the Cavs are a better team. That isn't the case. They just have the best player in the game. You remove Lebron tit for tat with any Celtic and the Celtics win by 20 every night (and honestly Garnett hasn't been near 60% since early December 2008.) The Celtics are the better "TEAM" - the Cavs have King James. [B]Edit:[/B] And yes, I am very bitter tonight, lol.[/QUOTE] I like your thinking! I bet the Cavs don't make it the finals though. Boston or Orlando have a great chance at beating them. Let's not for get, last year they went 66 and 16. I can see a potential repeat of last year, or the year before.
I agree B, the Celtics have a better overall team. The Cavs just have LeBron and the Shaq is just okay. But must say James got them a good win tonight!
Wait the Celtics are better? From what has shown that and how is Shaq better then Antawn Jamieson? The Cav's are allot better then the aging/aged Celtics. They have when they show up a competent bench (yes Anderson is pretty good) There back court though not the best is definately decent Delonte West and Mo Willams are good enough to help win games. Overall the only way they lose is because if the team shots like they did a couple times so far.
[QUOTE=mr.unamazing;175494]Wait the Celtics are better? From what has shown that and how is Shaq better then Antawn Jamieson? The Cav's are allot better then the aging/aged Celtics. They have when they show up a competent bench (yes Anderson is pretty good) There back court though not the best is definately decent Delonte West and Mo Willams are good enough to help win games. Overall the only way they lose is because if the team shots like they did a couple times so far.[/QUOTE] Yeah i cant believe people here think the C's are a better team. I can see why Bacchus would think that, he is a boston sports fan. The only player that the C's have that the Cavs have a tough time with is Rondo thats it. If the Cavs make the finals they will win it. The only team im worried about is the Magic, they beat us last year and look better than they did last year so far in the playoffs.
[QUOTE=Lionsfan780;175572]I can see why Bacchus would think that, he is a boston sports fan.[/QUOTE] What? I am as neutral as they come! :wink2:
[QUOTE=Bacchus;175574]What? I am as neutral as they come! :wink2:[/QUOTE] Yes neutral is the first word that comes to mind about you. :)
Suns beat the Spurs and go up 3-0 ... I know I've got a broom around here somewhere.
[QUOTE=Lionsfan780;175572]Yeah i cant believe people here think the C's are a better team. I can see why Bacchus would think that, he is a boston sports fan. The only player that the C's have that the Cavs have a tough time with is Rondo thats it. If the Cavs make the finals they will win it. The only team im worried about is the Magic, they beat us last year and look better than they did last year so far in the playoffs.[/QUOTE] I think a Cavs/Magic series would/will be great, certainly better than last year. It's a sure bet the Magic are the #1 team they have prepared for coming into the playoffs, so they [i]should[/i] have a gameplan for them. I'd rather they play the Magic than the Bobcats had it been so.
[QUOTE=Desertpuma;175579]Suns beat the Spurs and go up 3-0 ... I know I've got a broom around here somewhere.[/QUOTE] Do you wanna barrow it? I'm getting ready to use it for Utah, when I'm done you can use it :D

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