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Old 07-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Look at the Finals and you will see two perimeter-oriented teams, certainly about as much as the Raptors without O'Neal when they were at their best. Gasol had a stretch where he was killing Big Baby in the post, and overall it killed LA's offense. This game has become about hitting shots, or hitting shats as Thrills puts it. It's the same with the whole league. Shooters will get their shots unless the ball enters a black hole in the post, and then when they get their shots they will be ice cold. The key is to get the shots in some kind of rhythm without much of an ability to run good plays inside-out against teams that are adept at packing the paint and rotating well on ball movement, but the shots are always there.

What interests me as a way of adapting to the Boston-style of defense is the lob over the mob surrounding the paint. Paul does that well, allowing NO to be less perimeter-oriented, and both TJ and Jose started doing it a lot at the end of last season. With JO added it could allow for making the defense guess a bit more as to where the ball is going to go, and thus open up a few more oops in the alley.

And I like the odd time that I've seen Bargs get the ball up high while in the middle of the lane and quickly arcing the ball into the net in traffic, or laying it in. That kind of play suits Jose's skillset, as well as Bargnani's instincts, and is a much better example of international play that I have seen.
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:46 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:59 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah but still its Jordan, check out my pic... how can you diss that?
But his best move was hiring Larry Brown.
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No offense, but I think Jordan is the most overrated athlete in the history of professional sports.

Larry Brown is an egomaniac and a prima donna.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:30 PM   #28 (permalink)
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No offense, but I think Jordan is the most overrated athlete in the history of professional sports.

Larry Brown is an egomaniac and a prima donna.
Sure he's overated a little but the most in the history of professional sports??

A little too much there, Doc. MJ's is, and has always been, and amazing player. One of the best in the world.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:43 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Sure he's overated a little but the most in the history of professional sports??

A little too much there, Doc. MJ's is, and has always been, and amazing player. One of the best in the world.

He wasn't even the best player on his own team.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:31 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Look at the Finals and you will see two perimeter-oriented teams, certainly about as much as the Raptors without O'Neal when they were at their best. Gasol had a stretch where he was killing Big Baby in the post, and overall it killed LA's offense. This game has become about hitting shots, or hitting shats as Thrills puts it. It's the same with the whole league. Shooters will get their shots unless the ball enters a black hole in the post, and then when they get their shots they will be ice cold. The key is to get the shots in some kind of rhythm without much of an ability to run good plays inside-out against teams that are adept at packing the paint and rotating well on ball movement, but the shots are always there.

What interests me as a way of adapting to the Boston-style of defense is the lob over the mob surrounding the paint. Paul does that well, allowing NO to be less perimeter-oriented, and both TJ and Jose started doing it a lot at the end of last season. With JO added it could allow for making the defense guess a bit more as to where the ball is going to go, and thus open up a few more oops in the alley.

And I like the odd time that I've seen Bargs get the ball up high while in the middle of the lane and quickly arcing the ball into the net in traffic, or laying it in. That kind of play suits Jose's skillset, as well as Bargnani's instincts, and is a much better example of international play that I have seen.
what's up with that pic of TJ, what is he doing?
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:51 AM   #31 (permalink)
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what's up with that pic of TJ, what is he doing?
He's holding a brick in his hand. I don't know about the background though. The rest is self-explanitory
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