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58-4ever
05-09-2011, 10:47 PM
Ultra Peanut's asshole is clenched so tight right now.

Theres a first for everything.

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 10:53 PM
The Thunder don't want to win

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 10:54 PM
Damn, this game.

KevB
05-09-2011, 10:54 PM
The Thunder don't want to win

Grizz just refuse to die. This is so impressive for a franchise that's had next to no success historically. Win or lose, they've earned a ton of respect.

SNR
05-09-2011, 10:55 PM
I'd be fine with another OT at this point. This is great fucking basketball

Pitt Gorilla
05-09-2011, 10:55 PM
Grizz just refuse to die. This is so impressive for a franchise that's had next to no success historically. Win or lose, they've earned a ton of respect.Great coaching.

KevB
05-09-2011, 10:55 PM
Gasol should get half rebounds for all the balls he bats to teammates....he's done that at least five times this game.

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 10:56 PM
How do you take a shot that dumb?

Pitt Gorilla
05-09-2011, 10:56 PM
I'd be fine with another OT at this point. This is great ****ing basketballThe NBA: It's FAN-tastic!

Buck
05-09-2011, 10:57 PM
WHAT THE FUCK CONLEY TAKE THAT SHIT TO THE HOLE

KevB
05-09-2011, 10:58 PM
Conley just lost his mind

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 11:00 PM
I'd be comfortable with another ot without mayo...

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:00 PM
And with both Mayo and Conley out, there are no three point shooters on the floor. I couldn't be more shocked that Conley took that shot. I can't even craft a justification for him taking that shot. Did he think they were down three? Did he think the clock was running out? Did he think there was a shot clock issue? Just wow.

tk13
05-09-2011, 11:00 PM
Battier was standing right there calling a TO. I don't know what the ref was watching.

tk13
05-09-2011, 11:01 PM
LMAO

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 11:01 PM
BOY YOU GOT A PRAYER IN MEMPHIS

Pitt Gorilla
05-09-2011, 11:01 PM
I'd be comfortable with another ot without mayo...I'll take a BLT with mayo.

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:01 PM
GRIZZ ARE TROLLING

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:01 PM
The Maryland guard just made a crazy shot.

SNR
05-09-2011, 11:01 PM
Deeeyamn

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 11:01 PM
I'd be comfortable with another ot without mayo...

Shut my mouth. Jesus.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:02 PM
Maybe they'll give it to Durant this time...they might actually win then.

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:02 PM
This is ridiculous at this point

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 11:02 PM
This is fun.

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:02 PM
wtf

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:03 PM
They did, but that was a really low percentage shot.

SNR
05-09-2011, 11:03 PM
I'd be fine with another OT at this point. This is great fucking basketballHOW DO DEY KNOW??

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:04 PM
Grizz only chance now is to pound it inside every time down. But what the hell do I know. Most likely scenario is they get behind and Haddadi comes in to make a game tying three at the end of overtime.

Ultra Peanut
05-09-2011, 11:04 PM
Greivis Vasquez is the most beloved man in Memphis right now, two years after being one of the most reviled. So glorious.

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 11:05 PM
Let's do this. No Mayo. No Conley

Rams Fan
05-09-2011, 11:06 PM
My oh my.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Randolph will destroy you, Collison.

Pitt Gorilla
05-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Weak-minded KU alum is weak-minded.

Rams Fan
05-09-2011, 11:08 PM
Greivis Vasquez is the most beloved man in Memphis right now, two years after being one of the most reviled. So glorious.

Wikipedia FTW:

On May 10, 2011, Greivis Vasquez singlehandedly saved the game for Memphis, with his three pointer against all odds with about 9 seconds left. The game is currently in double overtime.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greivis_Vasquez

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:08 PM
Weak-minded KU alum is weak-minded.
Arthur isn't.

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 11:11 PM
lol

These teams are both shooting about 40 percent.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:11 PM
Follow your shot, good things happen.

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:12 PM
OKC has been up by like at least 6 with this much time left in regulation and OT, they probably are going to lose.

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:12 PM
Greivis Vasquez is the most beloved man in Memphis right now, two years after being one of the most reviled. So glorious.

I was at that game....great fun.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:14 PM
He's doing what he did in the NCAA....taking crazy shots and making a few of them.

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:15 PM
He's doing what he did in the NCAA....taking crazy shots and making a few of them.

Exactly right. Nobody thought he could get away with that in the NBA, and I guess he's proving them wrong.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:16 PM
Harden has been impressive in this game.

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:18 PM
This is the best game of the season, and one of the best playoff games I've seen in a long time.

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:19 PM
Harden has been impressive in this game.

He's been really good, but had been shooting bricks from 3. Of course, late in this game he knocks it down. Everybody is stepping up.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:21 PM
Collison's intangibles, the reason he's in the NBA still.

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:21 PM
Wow how did Memphis not get control of that ball?

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:21 PM
Randolph has missed several shots around the basket that he tends to make. Good D by the Thunder.

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 11:21 PM
This is going triple, balee dat.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:22 PM
Odds are Durant makes this one.

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:23 PM
No, this is going to 3OT

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 11:23 PM
BOY YOU GOT A PRAYER IN MEMPHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:23 PM
Nope, Westbrook with another crazy leaner.

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:23 PM
YES!!!!

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:23 PM
Ok, I'm worn out. I can't imagine how these guys feel at this point.

Ultra Peanut
05-09-2011, 11:23 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Ultra Peanut
05-09-2011, 11:25 PM
I was at that game....great fun.Ya, was looking up the highlights and realized it was in KC.

In other news:

http://i.imgur.com/oyfsC.gif

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 11:25 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

This is enough to turn you back into a man.

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 11:26 PM
Tony Allen needs to foul out now.

okcchief
05-09-2011, 11:26 PM
I just had my third stroke

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:27 PM
Vazquez has shot very poorly on some of his shots.

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 11:27 PM
52+ minutes for three players in this game.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:27 PM
Another effort play by Harden.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:28 PM
Vazquez has shot very poorly on some of his shots.
He's not a good shooter generally.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:31 PM
It's going to be tough for whoever loses this to bounce back from it.

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:31 PM
wtf Randolph, jump

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:32 PM
Randolph missing shots he doesn't miss

Count Zarth
05-09-2011, 11:33 PM
This just means 2 threes from the Grizz.

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 11:33 PM
Yeah bitch!!!

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:33 PM
And the best player on the two teams comes up with two huge plays.

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Mas Durantuala por favor!!

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:34 PM
It's going to be tough for whoever loses this to bounce back from it.

Conley and Mayo will be well rested

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Randolph missing shots he doesn't miss
Tired. Seems to have no legs.

Ultra Peanut
05-09-2011, 11:34 PM
wtf Randolph, jumpEhn, that's not really his thing when he HASN'T played three overtimes.

Awesome game, at least.

WhitiE
05-09-2011, 11:34 PM
this game is freaking crazy!

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Dagger.

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Mas Durantuala por favor!!

Gracias!!

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:38 PM
Going to be tough to win another game in OKC. If any team can do it, though, it's these Grizzlies.

58-4ever
05-09-2011, 11:39 PM
Tough Memphis team. If it goes to seven, advantage Mavs

KevB
05-09-2011, 11:39 PM
Tired. Seems to have no legs.

Probably, but I'd think his game is made for that because he doesn't jump; just knows how to score without max effort.

Ultra Peanut
05-09-2011, 11:42 PM
That was really fun, until... y'know. That stuff happened that was bad.

KC_Connection
05-09-2011, 11:43 PM
Inside The NBA is awesome.

Buck
05-09-2011, 11:48 PM
That will be THE game of the playoffs, so they should just skip everything else and get to Dallas vs Miami.

okcchief
05-09-2011, 11:57 PM
JFC

This series is really bad on my health.

Well, played by both teams but critical youthful mistakes on both sides too. I don't worry about our guys getting warn out physically just mentally. I know I'm spent after that game so I know they are.

This is all good experience to build on regardless.

58kcfan89
05-10-2011, 01:03 AM
JFC

This series is really bad on my health.

Well, played by both teams but critical youthful mistakes on both sides too. I don't worry about our guys getting warn out physically just mentally. I know I'm spent after that game so I know they are.

This is all good experience to build on regardless.

I feel like if Memphis can keep their guys together & OKC can do the same (I'm not nearly as worried about OKC doing so than Memphis), this could be a really good rivalry in the next few years.

And it's pissing me off how good their D has been on Durant. Glad to see Russell pull it together for the most part tonight, though, he's gunna need to keep it up.

Mr. Arrowhead
05-10-2011, 06:25 AM
Im enjoying this really long and grueling series. BTW Dirk is waiting lol

Los Pollos Hermanos
05-10-2011, 06:26 AM
And put Dirk on Randolph? No thanks.

Marion would probably guard Randolph and Dirk would take Battier.

KevB
05-10-2011, 07:13 AM
Marion would probably guard Randolph and Dirk would take Battier.

Battier doesn't start and Randolph would own Marion. Probably a moot point now though.
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Los Pollos Hermanos
05-10-2011, 07:16 AM
Battier doesn't start and Randolph would own Marion. Probably a moot point now though.
Posted via Mobile Device

Moot point? I thought the series was tied 2-2.

Nobody on the Mavs is going to shut Randolph down but Marion will do a better job on him then Dirk would.

It doesn't matter to me who the Mavs play. Both teams will give the Mavs all they can handle and maybe more.

58-4ever
05-10-2011, 07:46 AM
Moot point? I thought the series was tied 2-2.

Nobody on the Mavs is going to shut Randolph down but Marion will do a better job on him then Dirk would.

It doesn't matter to me who the Mavs play. Both teams will give the Mavs all they can handle and maybe more.

Who will guard Westbrook? Kidd? Terry? Reckless or not, he creates huge mismatches.

Los Pollos Hermanos
05-10-2011, 07:50 AM
Who will guard Westbrook? Kidd? Terry? Reckless or not, he creates huge mismatches.

DeSean Stevenson

58-4ever
05-10-2011, 08:14 AM
DeSean Stevenson

:LOL: not gonna happen.

Los Pollos Hermanos
05-10-2011, 08:24 AM
:LOL: not gonna happen.

You're right. The Mavs should probably forfeit the series because they can't guard Westbrook.

Nobody is predicting a Mavs sweep of their next round opponent. Both Memphis and OKC will pose some matchup problems for the Mavs. But fortunately, the Mavs are capable of posing some matchup problems for either team as well. I think it will be a tough series no matter who they play.

58-4ever
05-10-2011, 08:45 AM
You're right. The Mavs should probably forfeit the series because they can't guard Westbrook.



Thin skin much? Jeez, don't be afraid of some smaque dude.

Los Pollos Hermanos
05-10-2011, 09:32 AM
Thin skin much? Jeez, don't be afraid of some smaque dude.

Maybe I am a bit thin skinned. I have an annoying neighbor who is an OKC fan. Seems most Thunder fans are licking their chops to play the Mavs and they haven't gotten past the Grizzlies yet.

-King-
05-10-2011, 11:11 AM
JFC

This series is really bad on my health.

Well, played by both teams but critical youthful mistakes on both sides too. I don't worry about our guys getting warn out physically just mentally. I know I'm spent after that game so I know they are.

This is all good experience to build on regardless.

Yeah, Im glad Im not a big fan of either team. Yesterday's game would have probably killed me.

58-4ever
05-10-2011, 11:18 AM
Maybe I am a bit thin skinned. I have an annoying neighbor who is an OKC fan. Seems most Thunder fans are licking their chops to play the Mavs and they haven't gotten past the Grizzlies yet.

I'm certainly not looking past the Grizz. And I'm not looking forward to facing a tough Mavs team that would have home court advantage. But I'll tell you that the Thunder is maybe the most complete team in the playoffs and I love watching these young kids play. They play with heart, resilance, and tenacity.

okcchief
05-10-2011, 11:23 AM
Maybe I am a bit thin skinned. I have an annoying neighbor who is an OKC fan. Seems most Thunder fans are licking their chops to play the Mavs and they haven't gotten past the Grizzlies yet.

Don't say most OKC fans because of one neighbor. We are definitely only concerned with Memphis right now. Both teams will match up with Dallas better than the Lakers but Dallas is the favorite either way.

Count Zarth
05-10-2011, 11:29 AM
But I'll tell you that the Thunder is maybe the most complete team in the playoffs and I love watching these young kids play. They play with heart, resilance, and tenacity.

And they are one of the most poorly coached teams in the playoffs.

okcchief
05-10-2011, 12:12 PM
And they are one of the most poorly coached teams in the playoffs.

I wish I could argue this. Brooks was the right guy for the job at the time but I'm not sure he can take us to the next level. We have trouble getting good shots constantly. People blame Westbrook for shooting too much but most of the time he can get the best shot because no one can get open. We are the worst team I have ever seen getting a good look off the inbound in the last seconds of the game. I think Miami is the only team we would be even with in that aspect. They would have the advantage because of their veteran leadership on the floor though.

Count Zarth
05-10-2011, 12:13 PM
We're fucked now.

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/230398_10150567571625461_16555485460_18139386_806214_n.jpg

Pitt Gorilla
05-10-2011, 12:33 PM
I wish I could argue this. Brooks was the right guy for the job at the time but I'm not sure he can take us to the next level. We have trouble getting good shots constantly. People blame Westbrook for shooting too much but most of the time he can get the best shot because no one can get open. We are the worst team I have ever seen getting a good look off the inbound in the last seconds of the game. I think Miami is the only team we would be even with in that aspect. They would have the advantage because of their veteran leadership on the floor though.Memphis is killing OKC in terms of coaching. The spacing, ball-movement, and overall "plan" are always better for Memphis. Hollins is kicking Brooks' tail.

Count Zarth
05-10-2011, 12:38 PM
I wish I could argue this. Brooks was the right guy for the job at the time but I'm not sure he can take us to the next level. We have trouble getting good shots constantly. People blame Westbrook for shooting too much but most of the time he can get the best shot because no one can get open. We are the worst team I have ever seen getting a good look off the inbound in the last seconds of the game. I think Miami is the only team we would be even with in that aspect. They would have the advantage because of their veteran leadership on the floor though.

I think it has a lot more to do with the youth of the team.

They constantly take very poor shots in critical situations for example.

58-4ever
05-10-2011, 12:44 PM
And they are one of the most poorly coached teams in the playoffs.

Yeah, Brooks has really struggled in these playoffs. Way too much one on one, running the same plays over and over...

Count Zarth
05-10-2011, 12:45 PM
Yeah, Brooks has really struggled in these playoffs. Way too much one on one, running the same plays over and over...

Maybe he doesn't want to overload his young PG?

KevB
05-10-2011, 12:45 PM
I think it has a lot more to do with the youth of the team.

They constantly take very poor shots in critical situations for example.

They don't run an offense. They run Iso's and pick and pops all day long. When a team like the Grizzlies is willing to dig in and play D, it's going to look pretty ugly.

Part of the problem is that they still don't have anyone they can dump it to in the post and either score or draw a double. Durant isn't terribly comfortable down there because he's just not quite strong enough to establish and hold his position. Westbrook would probably be a beast posting smaller guards, but they need him handling the ball.

58-4ever
05-10-2011, 02:07 PM
They don't run an offense. They run Iso's and pick and pops all day long. When a team like the Grizzlies is willing to dig in and play D, it's going to look pretty ugly.

Part of the problem is that they still don't have anyone they can dump it to in the post and either score or draw a double. Durant isn't terribly comfortable down there because he's just not quite strong enough to establish and hold his position. Westbrook would probably be a beast posting smaller guards, but they need him handling the ball.

All good points. They have also been struggling because they can usually get a lot more fast break points. Memphis has done a great job getting back and playing at their pace. It also doesn't hurt that they are athletic and big, just like the Thunder.

-King-
05-10-2011, 06:15 PM
Andrew Bynum suspended for 5 games and fine 25K

-King-
05-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Boozer should have been ejected there.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 08:16 PM
This is pathetic. We need a second scoring option in the worst way.

Spott
05-10-2011, 08:18 PM
Damn I miss Ben Gordon sometimes.

KurtCobain
05-10-2011, 08:18 PM
Bulls need to stay up atleast 3.

KurtCobain
05-10-2011, 08:20 PM
Ok this where we build a good lead.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 08:20 PM
Damn I miss Ben Gordon sometimes.

Pretty much. I'm curious as to who we're gonna go after this offseason to give some help for Rose.

Spott
05-10-2011, 08:22 PM
Pretty much. I'm curious as to who we're gonna go after this offseason to give some help for Rose.

They really need another shooting guard. Bogans is terrible. I'm not sure who is a free agent next year, but they need another scorer.

Spott
05-10-2011, 08:24 PM
I think Hinrich may have lost his starting job.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 08:26 PM
They really need another shooting guard. Bogans is terrible. I'm not sure who is a free agent next year, but they need another scorer.

Amen. I haven't heard yet either.

Because of our lack of firepower we're making Atlanta look respectable.

Spott
05-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Somebody please dunk that!

KurtCobain
05-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Would be nice to have some fireworks outside of dr.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 08:30 PM
Why don't we play defense like this the whole game?

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 08:32 PM
And they are one of the most poorly coached teams in the playoffs.

Yep.

FTR, Westbrook takes way too many shots.

KurtCobain
05-10-2011, 08:35 PM
Vanilla, don't you live in okc?

Spott
05-10-2011, 08:37 PM
Suck it Atlanta.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 08:37 PM
Vanilla, don't you live in okc?

lol no. I'd shoot myself.

KurtCobain
05-10-2011, 08:40 PM
NM, I think I was thinking of rerun, wrong beaker. :)

Bulls 22-11 in the 4th.

Fuck you hawks.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 08:48 PM
Hopefully we can close them out Thursday. If you're Thibby, depending on how the game is going obviously, do you play Rose the majority of the game to close them out?

KevB
05-10-2011, 08:48 PM
They really need another shooting guard. Bogans is terrible. I'm not sure who is a free agent next year, but they need another scorer.

OJ Mayo

Spott
05-10-2011, 08:53 PM
Hopefully we can close them out Thursday. If you're Thibby, depending on how the game is going obviously, do you play Rose the majority of the game to close them out?

Is Korver hurt or are they just not playing him? I don't think I saw him in the game once tonight.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 08:54 PM
Is Korver hurt or are they just not playing him? I don't think I saw him in the game once tonight.

He wasn't hitting anything so he sat him. Thibs even did that to Rose this series.

Spott
05-10-2011, 08:56 PM
OJ Mayo

I'd definitely take him. He's the same age as Rose and IIRC, he was the #3 pick in the draft when Rose was taken #1.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-10-2011, 09:02 PM
I like OJ. He needs to work on this range and be a more consistent 3 point shooter but I'd take anything over Bogans.

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 06:28 AM
Through 9 playoff games:

Wade Lebron
228 228 points
45 45 assists
13 12 steals
77 78 fg made
167 169 fg attempts
80 83 ft attempts

Balance :)

Amnorix
05-11-2011, 10:16 AM
Someone may have already posted this, whehter in this thread or another, but Bynum was suspended for five games and fined an additional $25K for taking off his shirt. The total loss for him will be slightly over $700K.

He had this statement, which I think reflects well on him. Hopefully he focused on being a player and not a thug going forward.



"My actions ... don't represent me, my upbringing, this franchise or any of the Laker fans out there that want to watch us and want us to succeed," Bynum said. "Furthermore, and more importantly, I want to actually apologize to J.J. Barea for doing that. I'm just glad that he wasn't seriously injured in the event and all I can say is, I've looked at [the replay], it's terrible and it definitely won't be happening again."

With 8:21 left in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series, and the Lakers down by 32 points, Barea beat Steve Blake (http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/1994/steve-blake) off the dribble, drove the lane and soared to the basket for what looked like an uncontested layup. But the 7-foot, 280-pound Bynum closed in and threw a right elbow into the 6-foot Barea's ribs. Barea flew sideways to the court and remained there writhing in pain.

The sixth-year center's initial attempts to contact Barea and apologize personally have gone unfulfilled, but he plans on continuing to try to get in touch with him.

"I think he has bigger and better and more important things to do, so I don't know if I'll get a response back, but I will [try to reach him]," Bynum said.

BigCatDaddy
05-11-2011, 10:34 AM
Someone may have already posted this, whehter in this thread or another, but Bynum was suspended for five games and fined an additional $25K for taking off his shirt. The total loss for him will be slightly over $700K.

He had this statement, which I think reflects well on him. Hopefully he focused on being a player and not a thug going forward.



"My actions ... don't represent me, my upbringing, this franchise or any of the Laker fans out there that want to watch us and want us to succeed," Bynum said. "Furthermore, and more importantly, I want to actually apologize to J.J. Barea for doing that. I'm just glad that he wasn't seriously injured in the event and all I can say is, I've looked at [the replay], it's terrible and it definitely won't be happening again."

With 8:21 left in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series, and the Lakers down by 32 points, Barea beat Steve Blake (http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/1994/steve-blake) off the dribble, drove the lane and soared to the basket for what looked like an uncontested layup. But the 7-foot, 280-pound Bynum closed in and threw a right elbow into the 6-foot Barea's ribs. Barea flew sideways to the court and remained there writhing in pain.

The sixth-year center's initial attempts to contact Barea and apologize personally have gone unfulfilled, but he plans on continuing to try to get in touch with him.

"I think he has bigger and better and more important things to do, so I don't know if I'll get a response back, but I will [try to reach him]," Bynum said.

Bynum was a first class dick before he showed it off once again in that game.

vailpass
05-11-2011, 10:40 AM
Bynum was a first class dick before he showed it off once again in that game.

Exactamundo. He said (and by said aI mean read a statement prepared for him) something similar to this the last time he did this. Guy on the radio today laughed and said "Sure Bynum you weren't raised like this but you do it every 53 games".

If I was LA though I wouldn't trade him.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 04:42 PM
http://uspresswire.com/image/thumb/250-250/5301090.jpg

Brokeblack Mountain?

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 05:28 PM
DWade is the TRUTH. That was sick.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 05:28 PM
DWade is the TRUTH. That was sick.

Who are the Heat again?

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 05:29 PM
Who are the Heat again?

The team that will represent the Eastern Conference in the 2011 NBA Finals.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 05:33 PM
The team that will represent the Eastern Conference in the 2011 NBA Finals.

ROFL

We'll see. If so, best of luck playing 2.5 against 5.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 05:38 PM
Wow LePippen made an outside shot.

ChiefsCountry
05-11-2011, 05:42 PM
ROFL

We'll see. If so, best of luck playing 2.5 against 5.

:LOL:

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 05:44 PM
Dwyane Wade is good.

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Holy crap.. I didn't hear that Tractor Traylor died. :(

-King-
05-11-2011, 06:32 PM
ROFL Pierce

-King-
05-11-2011, 06:41 PM
Why does Bosh act like he's actually playing well? He makes 1 play and he act like he's playing on the same level as LeBron and Wade.

Count Zarth
05-11-2011, 06:56 PM
Holy crap.. I didn't hear that Tractor Traylor died. :(

That Dirk trade worked out OK for the Mavs. o:-)

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:13 PM
Why does Bosh act like he's actually playing well? He makes 1 play and he act like he's playing on the same level as LeBron and Wade.

The same reason Boozer acts like he's a badass and the same reason Taj Gibson thought he was the shit last night.

Bosh is actually playing well in the playoffs. He's averaging 17 and 9 as the 3rd option.

-King-
05-11-2011, 07:21 PM
Good job refs. Kristic didn't even move and yet he fouled Wade.

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:24 PM
BOSH!

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:25 PM
BRON FOR THREEEEEEEEEE

-King-
05-11-2011, 07:25 PM
Miami is +48 in FTAs this series.

Count Zarth
05-11-2011, 07:26 PM
James. http://i52.tinypic.com/2ue79l3.jpg

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:26 PM
Miami is +48 in FTAs this series.

You can tell that just by watching how the teams play. Miami drives to the hoop while Boston takes jumpers.

notorious
05-11-2011, 07:28 PM
You can tell that just by watching how the teams play. Miami drives to the hoop while Boston takes jumpers.

This.

Boston is yesterday's news. OLD.

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:29 PM
Bye bye Boston :)

-King-
05-11-2011, 07:29 PM
You can tell that just by watching how the teams play. Miami drives to the hoop while Boston takes jumpers.

Add to the fact that Boston can somehow foul by standing straight up and you have a point.

-King-
05-11-2011, 07:30 PM
Dagger.

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:30 PM
James tells Pierce, "IN YOUR EYE!"

Pitt Gorilla
05-11-2011, 07:30 PM
Paul Pierce is ****ing horrible.

Count Zarth
05-11-2011, 07:30 PM
James http://i52.tinypic.com/2ue79l3.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2ue79l3.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2ue79l3.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2ue79l3.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2ue79l3.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2ue79l3.jpghttp://i52.tinypic.com/2ue79l3.jpg

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:31 PM
Add to the fact that Boston can somehow foul by standing straight up and you have a point.

Eh, there have been bad calls both ways like the double foul early in the game. While Kristic was in good position, he did slightly straighten his arms AFTER the contact. But, I guess it's the refs fault that Jeff Green can't handle a pass.

-King-
05-11-2011, 07:32 PM
Meltdown.

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:33 PM
Who's got next?

http://www.fanradar.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/miami-heat.jpg

-King-
05-11-2011, 07:34 PM
LeBron crying? ROFL ROFL

Count Zarth
05-11-2011, 07:34 PM
now lebron's being a drama queen

Buck
05-11-2011, 07:34 PM
That was fucking amazing.
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-King-
05-11-2011, 07:35 PM
That was some clutch play by LeBron to end that. Props to him.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 07:35 PM
Who's got next?

http://www.fanradar.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/miami-heat.jpg

ROFL

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:35 PM
Doc Rivers, Ray Allen, and Delonte West (:eek:) classy post-game.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 07:36 PM
LeBron crying? ROFL ROFL

That was LePippen's title. lol ultimate fail

FD
05-11-2011, 07:36 PM
All I can say is huge props to Lebron. Great job.

Spott
05-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Boston completely choked at the end.

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:38 PM
Why are you laughing? You're going home in 6 games.

Even with a 2-0 lead, I'd have to see it to believe the Heat will come out of their series with the Celtics. The Heat are a show they won't ever win a title with all three of those guys together regardless.

:LOL:

Amnorix
05-11-2011, 07:38 PM
Boston completely choked at the end.

Less choking than just having old, tired legs and being worn out.

SNR
05-11-2011, 07:39 PM
I really want to see Bulls/Heat. Nothing against the Hawks, but that just wouldn't be the same

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 07:39 PM
:LOL:

Your team is a 2 man team. I hope we get to play you soon. :)

SNR
05-11-2011, 07:40 PM
:LOL:
Damn. That's some pretty incredible haterage right there

Mr_Tomahawk
05-11-2011, 07:40 PM
Allen gave Chalmers a nice words...

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:41 PM
Your team is a 2 man team. I hope we get to play you soon. :)

I guess you don't get tired of being wrong. I'm cool with that. You can keep being wrong.


And try to get some consistency, man. In the span of 2-3hrs we've downgraded from a 2.5 man team to a 2 man team. LMAO

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 07:42 PM
I guess you don't get tired of being wrong. I'm cool with that. You can keep being wrong.


And try to get some consistency, man. In the span of 2-3hrs we've downgraded from a 2.5 man team to a 2 man team. LMAO

Depends if Bosh is on his period or not lol. If not, then you get the half.

DaKCMan AP
05-11-2011, 07:42 PM
Damn. That's some pretty incredible haterage right there

If the Heat win it all this year I think he might come on here and deny it ever happened. ROFL

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 07:43 PM
If the Heat win it all this year I think he might come on here and deny it ever happened. ROFL

Well you'd be the only one to get satisfaction out of it since you're the only Heat fan...in this universe. ;)

ChiefsCountry
05-11-2011, 07:52 PM
Love all the douchebags who keep making dumb predictions about the Heat.
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Chocolate Hog
05-11-2011, 08:00 PM
Is Vanilla Thunder going for the record of how many times he can show his ass in 1 thread?

dirk digler
05-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Congrats to Dak, ChiefsCountry and all the other Heat fans. You kicked our asses no question about it.

ChiefsCountry
05-11-2011, 08:59 PM
Congrats to Dak, ChiefsCountry and all the other Heat fans. You kicked our asses no question about it.

Thanks man!

KevB
05-11-2011, 09:13 PM
Predictable, but I'd hoped the Griz would come out with more energy. As great as Randolph has been during the playoffs, he's been that bad tonight. Can't have your go to guy be this invisible.

Chiefs Pantalones
05-11-2011, 09:34 PM
Is Vanilla Thunder going for the record of how many times he can show his ass in 1 thread?

Nebraska. LOL

58kcfan89
05-11-2011, 10:02 PM
Predictable, but I'd hoped the Griz would come out with more energy. As great as Randolph has been during the playoffs, he's been that bad tonight. Can't have your go to guy be this invisible.

I think the youth of the Thunder really showed tonight. I know Memphis is fairly young, too, but their frontcourt guys are a lot more important to their success and played a ton of minutes on Monday.

Wouldn't surprise me one bit to see Memphis come out on fire in game 6.

58-4ever
05-11-2011, 10:47 PM
I think the youth of the Thunder really showed tonight. I know Memphis is fairly young, too, but their frontcourt guys are a lot more important to their success and played a ton of minutes on Monday.

Wouldn't surprise me one bit to see Memphis come out on fire in game 6.

KD and Westbrook got to sit the whole fourth quarter. They will close it out on Friday. Count on it.

58-4ever
05-11-2011, 10:48 PM
Predictable, but I'd hoped the Griz would come out with more energy. As great as Randolph has been during the playoffs, he's been that bad tonight. Can't have your go to guy be this invisible.

Yeah, Zach had a tough game. He was even bad from the line.

KevB
05-11-2011, 11:24 PM
KD and Westbrook got to sit the whole fourth quarter. They will close it out on Friday. Count on it.

We'll see, Memphis has been pretty resilient during these playoffs. Conley and Randolph have to play better, simple as that.

BWillie
05-11-2011, 11:42 PM
Remember last year when I said the heat would win it all and you all mocked me?

okcchief
05-12-2011, 12:11 AM
Predictable, but I'd hoped the Griz would come out with more energy. As great as Randolph has been during the playoffs, he's been that bad tonight. Can't have your go to guy be this invisible.

From game 2-5 they put Collison on him more minutes and he has done an incredible job. Probably the MVP of the series for us.

okcchief
05-12-2011, 12:19 AM
Remember last year when I said the heat would win it all and you all mocked me?

From watching this shit on TV with Lebron crying and so happy to beat the Celtics. I guess they have won it all. Congratulations!

Do people not remember how bad Boston was the second half of the year? Just because they have Celtics in their chest it doesn't make them good.

The Heat won't beat any of the West teams and they will have their hands full with the Bulls.

KurtCobain
05-12-2011, 01:19 AM
Those miami posers won't get past the bulls.

Miles
05-12-2011, 01:31 AM
While the Heat are very fucking annoying with the whole superteam BS they still do have the best player in the NBA and two of the top 5 still playing (Probably 4 with Rose being 5).

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 06:01 AM
Remember last year when I said the heat would win it all and you all mocked me?

No.

From watching this shit on TV with Lebron crying and so happy to beat the Celtics. I guess they have won it all. Congratulations!

Do people not remember how bad Boston was the second half of the year? Just because they have Celtics in their chest it doesn't make them good.

The Heat won't beat any of the West teams and they will have their hands full with the Bulls.

Those miami posers won't get past the bulls.

ROFL

Amnorix
05-12-2011, 07:45 AM
That was some clutch play by LeBron to end that. Props to him.

LeBron got it across the goal line, but they never would've been there without Wade. He was the key to the game, and the series, really. He hurt us alot more than LeBron.

Amnorix
05-12-2011, 07:46 AM
From watching this shit on TV with Lebron crying and so happy to beat the Celtics. I guess they have won it all. Congratulations!

Do people not remember how bad Boston was the second half of the year? Just because they have Celtics in their chest it doesn't make them good.

The Heat won't beat any of the West teams and they will have their hands full with the Bulls.

C's tossed LeBron out of the playoffs 2 out out ofthe last 3 years, so I'm sure it was something of a hurdle for him to overcome, like Manning finally beating the Pats.

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 07:50 AM
C's tossed LeBron out of the playoffs 2 out out ofthe last 3 years, so I'm sure it was something of a hurdle for him to overcome, like Manning finally beating the Pats.

Both Wade & Lebron. The C's eliminated both of them last year.

notorious
05-12-2011, 08:01 AM
Who are the Bull's fans?


I am one, all the way back to watching unscrambled feeds on the old satellite dish in the early-mid 80's when I was 6. It was pretty badass, no commercials, and we could watch the camera men zooming in on chicks while listening to the commentators talking about what the really thought about the game.


Paxson, Oakley, Sellars, and of course, MJ. Pippen and Grant came a little later.

Spott
05-12-2011, 08:06 AM
Who are the Bull's fans?


I am one, all the way back to watching unscrambled feeds on the old satellite dish in the early-mid 80's when I was 6. It was pretty badass, no commercials, and we could watch the camera men zooming in on chicks while listening to the commentators talking about what the really thought about the game.


Paxson, Oakley, Sellars, and of course, MJ. Pippen and Grant came a little later.

Have been ever since the Kings left KC in 84 or 85. Of course it didn't hurt that they drafted MJ at the same time.

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 08:14 AM
LeBron Apologizes To Cleveland
May 12, 2011 12:50 AM EDT


In his post-game media session after the Heat eliminated the Celtics, LeBron James apologized to Cavs fans and the hometown city he left behind last summer.

James indicated that the primary reason he chose to sign with the Heat was to play alongside two other All-Star players, which James felt was necessary in order to finally be able to overcome the Celtics in the playoffs.

"I apologize for the way it happened," James said, referring to The Decision. "But I knew that this opportunity was once in a lifetime ... In order for me to continue to continue to move on in my career ... That team that we just defeated (referring to Boston) -- had to go through them at some point."

James indicated that he did not feel he had the supporting talent in Cleveland to be able to get by the Celtics.

Dwyane Wade, who as usual was seated besides James during the post-game press conference, showed some surprise at James' comments. When James said the word "apologize," Wade's posture changed noticeably and he looked intently at James as he completed his thought.

Via RealGM Staff Reports


Read more: http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/213659/LeBron_Apologizes_To_Cleveland#ixzz1M9CyIRq6

,

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 08:17 AM
Bryant was content to leave the season in the past, describing it as "a wasted year of my life," but he's looking ahead with a new edge.

"What I think about is shutting up those [expletives] talking about I'm done," Bryant said.

http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=6529112

ROFL

notorious
05-12-2011, 09:03 AM
Have been ever since the Kings left KC in 84 or 85. Of course it didn't hurt that they drafted MJ at the same time.

Cool, you started about the same time I did.


With that said, I am not very excited about the Bull's chances in winning the title this year. They are still a player or two away.

okcchief
05-12-2011, 10:21 AM
,

I don't think I would accept. He was not into the series against the Celtics last year and that's why they lost. He quit on Cleveland while he was still playing for them and he can never take that back. He was already talking to Wade and Bosh about this year. He's a great player but he is a piece of shit. If you want to move fine but finish your commitment and treat the organization respect. Miami fans would feel the same way had he done it to them. Then again, most wouldn't because it's the worst sports market in America. They would just go clubbin and shit.

notorious
05-12-2011, 10:43 AM
Then again, most wouldn't because it's the worst sports market in America. They would just go clubbin and shit.


With the ass that's walking around down there, do you blame them?

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 11:05 AM
I don't think I would accept. He was not into the series against the Celtics last year and that's why they lost. He quit on Cleveland while he was still playing for them and he can never take that back. He was already talking to Wade and Bosh about this year. He's a great player but he is a piece of shit. If you want to move fine but finish your commitment and treat the organization respect. Miami fans would feel the same way had he done it to them. Then again, most wouldn't because it's the worst sports market in America. They would just go clubbin and shit.

Yeah, factual account of it all. :rolleyes:

vailpass
05-12-2011, 11:19 AM
Who are the Bull's fans?


I am one, all the way back to watching unscrambled feeds on the old satellite dish in the early-mid 80's when I was 6. It was pretty badass, no commercials, and we could watch the camera men zooming in on chicks while listening to the commentators talking about what the really thought about the game.


Paxson, Oakley, Sellars, and of course, MJ. Pippen and Grant came a little later.

Heh. remember the A-Train?

okcchief
05-12-2011, 03:12 PM
Yeah, factual account of it all. :rolleyes:

You are telling Lebron cared in the playoffs last year?

You are telling me Miami is a good sports town?

No, you are just telling me your a complete douche.

Spott
05-12-2011, 06:57 PM
Bulls up 17. Time to end Atlanta's season.

KurtCobain
05-12-2011, 07:12 PM
http://www.nba.com/bulls/sites/bulls/files/rose_110512.jpg

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 07:16 PM
You are telling Lebron cared in the playoffs last year?

You are telling me Miami is a good sports town?

No, you are just telling me your a complete douche.

Thanks for proving that you're a moron.

Spott
05-12-2011, 07:20 PM
http://lh4.ggpht.com/HeadlineSportsblog/SJ6G4aJ0XOI/AAAAAAAAAHA/J-ag1qvliGs/a.jpg

okcchief
05-12-2011, 07:27 PM
Thanks for proving that you're a moron.

A fucking compliment coming from you. You can't argue the point but I'm the moron. How rich....

KurtCobain
05-12-2011, 07:28 PM
Who are the Bull's fans?


I am one, all the way back to watching unscrambled feeds on the old satellite dish in the early-mid 80's when I was 6. It was pretty badass, no commercials, and we could watch the camera men zooming in on chicks while listening to the commentators talking about what the really thought about the game.


Paxson, Oakley, Sellars, and of course, MJ. Pippen and Grant came a little later.

This'll make me sound young and lame, which I am, but I'm a bulls fan because of Space Jam. I was 7 I think at the time(same time I became a chiefs fan during the 96 season), and any kind of allowance or change I had I spent on MJ or bulls stuff. Posters, cars, shirts, jerseys. And the Bull logo was so much cooler to me than the arrowhead. My dad was pissed that I was watching 'n-word ball', but I got hooked. I remember chicago was playing somebody in one of the first games I watched and there was 10 seconds left down by four, and MJ came back to win it. I was SOOO fucking happy. It's gotta be a top-ten happy moment in my life.

I've only been to three games, two in '04 and one in 07, we were beaten badly in all of them, so I don't want to go back and jinx them now.

KurtCobain
05-12-2011, 07:29 PM
http://lh4.ggpht.com/HeadlineSportsblog/SJ6G4aJ0XOI/AAAAAAAAAHA/J-ag1qvliGs/a.jpg

Where are they gonna put this one?

okcchief
05-12-2011, 07:38 PM
What was the record between the Heat and Bulls? Wasn't one of those games crygate? Everything comes back to Bron Bron crying like a bitch.

ChiefsCountry
05-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Where are they gonna put this one?

In Miami.

KurtCobain
05-12-2011, 07:53 PM
What was the record between the Heat and Bulls? Wasn't one of those games crygate? Everything comes back to Bron Bron crying like a bitch.

I always thought crying was reserved for one of those things DWade lucked himself into.

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 07:59 PM
A ****ing compliment coming from you. You can't argue the point but I'm the moron. How rich....

You're failing to make any point, there's nothing to argue against.

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 08:01 PM
What was the record between the Heat and Bulls? Wasn't one of those games crygate? Everything comes back to Bron Bron crying like a bitch.

The Bulls had the same number of regular season wins against the Heat as the Celtics. The playoffs are a different animal, as Boston now knows.

notorious
05-12-2011, 08:02 PM
http://lh4.ggpht.com/HeadlineSportsblog/SJ6G4aJ0XOI/AAAAAAAAAHA/J-ag1qvliGs/a.jpg

:D

Reptacular

notorious
05-12-2011, 08:06 PM
This'll make me sound young and lame, which I am, but I'm a bulls fan because of Space Jam. I was 7 I think at the time(same time I became a chiefs fan during the 96 season), and any kind of allowance or change I had I spent on MJ or bulls stuff. Posters, cars, shirts, jerseys. And the Bull logo was so much cooler to me than the arrowhead. My dad was pissed that I was watching 'n-word ball', but I got hooked. I remember chicago was playing somebody in one of the first games I watched and there was 10 seconds left down by four, and MJ came back to win it. I was SOOO ****ing happy. It's gotta be a top-ten happy moment in my life.

I've only been to three games, two in '04 and one in 07, we were beaten badly in all of them, so I don't want to go back and jinx them now.

Awesome story. We all get hooked on our team at some point in our lives.


One GREAT memory I have is when Jordan drove the lane against the Lakers and switched hands mid-flight for the layup. Unbelievable. I was watching the game on a little B&W TV underneath my covers in bed, and got in trouble because I started yelling.

Wonderful memories. :)

notorious
05-12-2011, 08:08 PM
In Miami.

Probably, but it'll be fun to watch.

DaKCMan AP
05-12-2011, 08:17 PM
Awesome story. We all get hooked on our team at some point in our lives.


One GREAT memory I have is when Jordan drove the lane against the Lakers and switched hands mid-flight for the layup. Unbelievable. I was watching the game on a little B&W TV underneath my covers in bed, and got in trouble because I started yelling.

Wonderful memories. :)

I watched Allan Houston make the shot that rattled around the rim for what seemed like hours which eliminated the Heat in Game 5 of the playoffs in 1999 on one of those little portable TVs. I was crushed. :huh:

notorious
05-12-2011, 08:20 PM
I watched Allan Houston make the shot that rattled around the rim for what seemed like hours which eliminated the Heat in Game 5 of the playoffs in 1999 on one of those little portable TVs. I was crushed. :huh:

Maybe you will get to make great memories this year.


I don't think the Bulls are ready, so we will probably be seeing a Heat-Mavs matchup.


Should be exciting!

okcchief
05-12-2011, 08:48 PM
The Bulls had the same number of regular season wins against the Heat as the Celtics. The playoffs are a different animal, as Boston now knows.

Of course they are but Boston was plagued with injuries and bad decisions. The only time they played the new look Celtics they raped them at the end of the year. Miami has two GREAT players, one ok player and a pile of shit. I actually picked Miami to win the East because it sucks. The Bulls are a better team but inexperience will hurt them. Miami will lose in the finals no matter who makes it. If not, I bow down to Lebron and Wade for being the first 2 man team to win it all. It would be an incredible feat. It won't change the fact that Lebron is a POS.

The Bulls definatley can beat Miami though. They just have to abuse them inside and get a lot of second chance baskets.

Spott
05-12-2011, 08:53 PM
Glad to see them play that well and close Atlanta out on the road in convincing fashion. Hopefully they can play like that against Miami.

okcchief
05-12-2011, 08:54 PM
I'm glad everyone wants Heat bs Mavs. That means it definitely won't happen :)

Blankey
05-12-2011, 09:06 PM
Is there anything more boring than post-game interviews? ESPN needs to stop showing these live.

okcchief
05-12-2011, 09:17 PM
Is there anything more boring than post-game interviews? ESPN needs to stop showing these live.

Agree

Count Zarth
05-13-2011, 03:38 AM
http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2009/12/12/jasonWhitlock_20091212205120_0_0.JPG

Heat are no match for Bulls

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/LeBron-James-Dwyane-Wade-Chris-Bosh-Miami-Heat-are-no-match-for-Derrick-Rose-Chicago-Bulls-051211

That wonít beat the Bulls.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh wonít be enough.

Go ahead, celebrate Miamiís 4-1 elimination of the Boston Celtics, get caught up in the hype.

What we just saw from the Heat wonít beat the Bulls.

James, Wade and Ch Bo ó Bosh no longer deserves full credit, since he's downgraded the Big Three to the Big 2.5 ó canít win four games against a real elite team. The Heatís best chance to reach the NBA Finals is to pray Atlanta somehow ousts Chicago. Short of that, Iíll take the Bulls in six games in the Eastern Conference finals.

The Big 2.5 cannot beat a cohesive, healthy eight-man rotation led by Derrick Rose. No way.

The Heat barely knocked off a Celtics team led by a one-armed point guard. Miami needed overtime Monday night and a 10-point, late-game eruption from James on Wednesday night to hold off an injury-riddled and worn Celtics squad.

I donít blame you for being impressed. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were spectacular throughout the series and phenomenal in the clincher, scoring 33 and 34 points, respectively.

Weíve never seen anything like the pairing of James and Wade. Itís better than Jordan and Pippen.

Weíve also never seen anything like James, Wade and Boís supporting cast. Mario Chalmers, Mike Bibby, Joel Anthony, Juwan Howard, James Jones, Eddie House, Mike Miller, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and coach Erik Spoelstra might be a nine seed in the NCAA tournament.

They remind me of the inept, skeleton crew of muscle Avon and Slim Charles sent at Marlo, Chris and Snoop in season three of ďThe Wire.Ē

The Heat are going to war on a lie. OK, the word lie might be too strong. But itís a myth the Heat demonstrated anything during the Boston series that revealed Miami as a legitimate title team.

Iíve never once doubted Jamesí or Wadeís individual or collective brilliance. My problem with the Heat has always been the support, the bench.

Wednesday night, six Heat players not named LeBron, Dwyane or Ch took the court, and they contributed 4-of-21 shooting, 16 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. In Game 4, the non-Big 2.5 contributed 7-of-16 shooting, 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.

Thatís not going to beat the Bulls. With a healthy Rajon Rondo, the Celtics wouldíve eliminated the Heat in the semifinals. Rondo averaged 11 points, 4.4 rebounds, 11 assists and 2.3 steals during the regular season. He pushed the pace on both ends of the court. His twisted, bandaged left elbow rendered him useless the final two games. In Games 4 and 5 combined, he had four rebounds, eight assists and one steal.

Rondoís ineffectiveness and the closeness of Games 4 and 5 speak to how unimpressive the Heat were in dispatching the Celtics.

James and Wade, impressive. The Heat, not so much. The Heat capitalized on Bostonís injuries ó Rondo, Shaqís calf, Jermaine OíNealís back ó and old legs.

The Heat wonít have those luxuries against Chicago.

The popular narrative is the Bulls look terrible, particularly on offense, against an IQ-challenged Atlanta squad. I contend the Heat looked worse against a battered and helpless Boston team.

Derrick Rose is going to chew up Bibby and Chalmers. Spoelstra is going to end up putting Wade on Rose and sitting his point guards. And thatís going to put a drain on Wadeís offensive effectiveness and potentially lead to foul trouble.

Fatigue, a lack of playmaking from Rondo and frustration prevented the Celtics from finishing the fourth quarters with any efficiency or consistency. Chicago wonít have that problem.

If the game is close late ó and these games will be ó Rose, Luol Deng, Kyle Korver and Chicagoís bigs will make the necessary plays at both ends. Ch Bo wonít make a heroic tip-in over Joakim Noah at crunch time. Most important, Roseís constant penetration is going to force the refs to give Chicago the same calls James and Wade get in the paint. Donít look for Miami to enjoy a 40-plus free-throw disparity in the Eastern Conference finals.

Oh, and one more thing.

Remember when the New York Jets beat the New England Patriots to advance to the AFC Championship Game? Remember LaDainian Tomlinson crying and the Jets celebrating like theyíd just won the Lombardi Trophy?

Thatís how the Heat looked after finishing Boston. They turned the Boston series into a personal NBA Finals. They spent too much emotional capital on getting past a broken team. You can go to that emotional well only so many times.

The Jets fell behind Pittsburgh 24-0 before finding their legs in the AFC Championship Game.

Chicago-Miami. Canít wait!!!

Mr. Laz
05-13-2011, 04:28 AM
Whitlock is so full of shit but i hope he's right this time

Chicago will be a much tougher match up defensively at least.

Boozer has GOT to score though

Noah,Gibson and Boozer have got to keep the rebounds on lockdown so miami is 1 shot and done team.

Pushead2
05-13-2011, 04:32 AM
Raised as a Bulls fan by my older brother, it feels good to see the Bulls come back to the conference finals.

I might be one of the rare true fans that stuck around after the Jordan era.

I honestly think the Bulls can beat the Heat.

okcchief
05-13-2011, 05:03 AM
They are definitely a two man team and they haven't beat anyone yet in my eyes. Boston was a shell of it's self. If they win a championship I will be shocked and will give it up to Lebron and D Wade but not the Heat.

DaKCMan AP
05-13-2011, 05:14 AM
Of course they are but Boston was plagued with injuries and bad decisions. The only time they played the new look Celtics they raped them at the end of the year. Miami has two GREAT players, one ok player and a pile of shit. I actually picked Miami to win the East because it sucks. The Bulls are a better team but inexperience will hurt them. Miami will lose in the finals no matter who makes it. If not, I bow down to Lebron and Wade for being the first 2 man team to win it all. It would be an incredible feat. It won't change the fact that Lebron is a POS.

The Bulls definatley can beat Miami though. They just have to abuse them inside and get a lot of second chance baskets.

They are definitely a two man team and they haven't beat anyone yet in my eyes. Boston was a shell of it's self. If they win a championship I will be shocked and will give it up to Lebron and D Wade but not the Heat.

You can claim Miami is a 2-man team all you want but that doesn't make it true. Without the 3pt shooting of James Jones and Mario Chalmers, the defense of Joel Anthony, and the 16 & 10 average by Bosh, they don't beat Boston.

Oh, and ROFL @ NBA All-Star Chris Bosh being an "ok" player.

DaKCMan AP
05-13-2011, 05:31 AM
Wednesday night, six Heat players not named LeBron, Dwyane or Ch took the court, and they contributed 4-of-21 shooting, 16 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. In Game 4, the non-Big 2.5 contributed 7-of-16 shooting, 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.

Bench game 1 - 25pts, 6 assists, 13 boards
Bench game 3 - 35pts, 5 assists, 16 boards, 5 steals

With a healthy Rajon Rondo, the Celtics wouldíve eliminated the Heat in the semifinals. Rondo averaged 11 points, 4.4 rebounds, 11 assists and 2.3 steals during the regular season. He pushed the pace on both ends of the court. His twisted, bandaged left elbow rendered him useless the final two games. In Games 4 and 5 combined, he had four rebounds, eight assists and one steal.

Rondoís ineffectiveness and the closeness of Games 4 and 5 speak to how unimpressive the Heat were in dispatching the Celtics.

What about game 1, Whitless?

Rondo game 1 - 8 pts, 7 assists, 7 boards, 5 TO's

In game 2 Rondo had 20pts, 12 assists, 6 boards, 3 TO's and the C's still LOST BY 11.

Most important, Roseís constant penetration is going to force the refs to give Chicago the same calls James and Wade get in the paint. Donít look for Miami to enjoy a 40-plus free-throw disparity in the Eastern Conference finals.

Regular season:
Lebron - 8.4 FTA per game
Wade - 8.6 FTA per game
Rose - 6.9 FTA per game

Playoffs:
Lebron - 9.2 FTA per game
Wade - 9.5 FTA per game
Rose - 9.3 FTA per game

I'll gladly take a 2-to-1 FTA advantage. Plus, Bosh gets to the line for 6 FTA per game in the playoffs. ;)

DaKCMan AP
05-13-2011, 06:08 AM
A slice of vindication for Miami Heatís LeBron James

BY DAN LE BATARD

DLEBATARD@MIAMIHERALD.COM

At the big moment, his big moment, the villain-hero bowed his head and knelt like a King humbled before God.

The critics will mock this, of course, because that is the soundtrack that usually comes with hatred. They will mock his tears and his apology and his joy and his celebration, even though this moment, his moment, was heartfelt, and no amount of criticism can ever contaminate the purity in that.

LeBron James was feeling validation and vindication as the beaten Boston Celtics stormed to the locker room upon an eraís expiration, most of them turning their backs and refusing to shake his hand. He has made that walk before with that feeling, too many times, but the size of seeing his Decision start to be validated and vindicated like that ó those damn Celtics walking off, broken, beaten ó literally brought the villain-hero to a knee.

Just one knee, though. Just one. Only half way there. There is yet more overwhelming to be done.

But it was just the second round! Why would you celebrate like that for getting out of the second round against an old, injured team?! This is the grasping lament of a laughing-but-now-more-scared America as it slinks over to the Chicago Bulls today, rooting and hoping and praying that Derrick Rose can do what all of those Hall of Fame Celtics could not.

Give the Heat hater enough time, and back the Heat hater into a corner, and he will figure out a way to make even Zach Randolph the lovable rooting interest against this team.

But you might celebrate like James did, too, if you had spent so many months listening to so many angry American voices ó fans, media, former players, former legends ó mock and shred a decision you made about where to work. It is an extraordinary weight he has carried all year, as the radioactive symbol for a team that might be rooted against as much as any in the history of American sports, so there is going to be a disproportionate bliss attached to the rewards, too.

Ten unanswered points. Thatís what James stuffed in the mouth of Heat haters as he made the broken Celtics extinct, and it was like watching a sick dinosaur fall to the ground with a groan, felled by one angry and inexhaustible man.

PLENTY IN THE TANK

James played 46 minutes, more than anybody on the court. But he had legs left for long jumpers and steals and dunks. James kept screaming as it happened, surrounded by his people in Miami, in the only city that loves him now, opening his mouth wide at the feeling of closing everyone elseís, even if for just the moment.

And for all his narcissism, for all the televised trouble and echoing ego, it is interesting that a humbled but validated James chose this night, perhaps the best and happiest of his entire career, to finally apologize for how he exited Cleveland.

He had never done that before. He had never publicly explained his Decision quite this way, with humility and grace and contrition. ďTake my talents to South BeachĒ didnít sound at all like what he said after making the Celtics extinct. Armed with the result, armed with the start of validation, armed with a joy that made him feel good and also right, James was not defiant. He was sorry.

The decision he made was the correct one. The scoreboard said so. The way he made it, he said by finally apologizing, was wrong.

He could have avoided much of this, perhaps, if he had gone that route from the beginning, if he had merely said from the start that he needed help. Who canít understand that? Nobody will blame Chris Paul or Dwight Howard for being frustrated by their situations.

Even Kobe Bryant, who had won multiple championships, made a public mess and demanded a trade when enduring far less frustration than James had by trying to go it alone.

BIGGER THAN USUAL

But everything about this Heat team has been disproportionate, lopsided. The TV show. The fireworks entrance. The criticism. So it makes sense that a second-round celebration would be, too. The stakes, the consequences, the interest ó everything seems bigger than it usually is, including the relief when you arenít crushed by the expectations and the weight of a country wanting you to fail.

The villain-hero earned this moment, this feeling. He had a vision when he decided to come to Miami, and this was the first time it came with some clarity. As the Celtics, his nemesis, walked off into summer, James got up from his knee, opened his eyes again and this is what he had to see from where he was standing:

Soon, the celebrations wonít come up with apologies.


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/13/2214823/a-slice-of-vindication-for-miami.html#ixzz1MET1RUVI

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DaKCMan AP
05-13-2011, 06:10 AM
Miami-Chicago should be an Awesome series.

The Bulls swept the regular season match up 3-0, winning the three games by a combined 8 points.

Here is a brief synopsis of the 3 regular season games:

Game 1: The Heat lost 99-96 Jan. 15 at the United Center, when James sat out with an ankle injury and power forward Chris Bosh injured an ankle late.

Game 2: There then was a 93-89 loss Feb. 24 at the United Center, when Heat guard Dwyane Wade left Deng open for a critical late jumper in order to offer defensive assistance to James on Rose, assistance James later said he did not require.

Game 3: Then, in the teams' lone meeting of the season at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Heat lost 87-86 on March 6, allowing a key late offensive rebound off a missed Bulls free throw.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-chicago-bulls-s051211,0,825610.story?page=2

SNR
05-13-2011, 07:44 AM
It's so fucking obvious that some people think the Bulls will win just because they hate Lebron James.

It's a close enough matchup as it is, but some of the haterage being tossed around in this thread is comical. It sounds like the Raider fans from earlier this season who thought Jamaal Charles was nothing more than a gimmick back.

The series is far from any team's to lose. It's going to be hard-fought and dirty, and I can't wait to watch it.

ChiefsCountry
05-13-2011, 10:26 AM
How much is Haslem going to be ready to play in the Bulls series?

okcchief
05-13-2011, 03:12 PM
You can claim Miami is a 2-man team all you want but that doesn't make it true. Without the 3pt shooting of James Jones and Mario Chalmers, the defense of Joel Anthony, and the 16 & 10 average by Bosh, they don't beat Boston.

Oh, and ROFL @ NBA All-Star Chris Bosh being an "ok" player.

If you have good interior defense he's ineffective.

okcchief
05-13-2011, 05:39 PM
It's so fucking obvious that some people think the Bulls will win just because they hate Lebron James.

It's a close enough matchup as it is, but some of the haterage being tossed around in this thread is comical. It sounds like the Raider fans from earlier this season who thought Jamaal Charles was nothing more than a gimmick back.

The series is far from any team's to lose. It's going to be hard-fought and dirty, and I can't wait to watch it.

Lebron and Wade are as good as it gets on the court, there is no denying that. It's the rest of the team I question.

okcchief
05-13-2011, 07:42 PM
Our typical sloppy 1st quarter.

58-4ever
05-13-2011, 07:43 PM
Lebron and Wade are as good as it gets on the court, there is no denying that. It's the rest of the team I question.

Thunder just hanging around. They need to show killer instinct tonight.

KevB
05-13-2011, 08:20 PM
Our typical sloppy 1st quarter.

They've figured out though that they can just clog the lane and dare most of Memphis' perimeter guys to take shots. Conley is KILLING this team right now. No threat on offense, and no chance at guarding either Westbrook or Harden.

58-4ever
05-13-2011, 08:20 PM
Please get off Russ now. 2nd team all NBA, top ten player in the
League, far from the finished product, and he is 22!

okcchief
05-13-2011, 08:51 PM
Scott Brooks is going to fuck around and lose this series with his rotations. Harden and Collison need more minutes fucking period.