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OT - NBA Bubble Thread

I estimate only 10-12 Primates care about the NBA, and hopefully none of them get caught leaving the bubble for strip club wings.

Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: August 06, 2020 at 06:04 PM | 4034 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   3301. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 01, 2020 at 05:52 PM (#5980326)
@wojespn

After a rapid courtship and negotiation, Doc Rivers has reached agreement on a deal to become the next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, sources tell ESPN.
yeah, sure. in.
   3302. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: October 01, 2020 at 05:54 PM (#5980330)
As long as it was love at first sight, and not some sort of last call, bar is closing why not.
   3303. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 01, 2020 at 05:59 PM (#5980334)
As long as it was love at first sight, and not some sort of last call, bar is closing why not.

we can't all be fred hogbjerggh
   3304. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: October 01, 2020 at 06:03 PM (#5980336)
Oh, that was a long, hot and heavy romance. GarPax had been eyeing him from across the room for years, almost as long as Krause coveted Tim Floyd. Those Ames, IA prospects are mighty tempting...
   3305. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 01, 2020 at 06:10 PM (#5980340)
Q: Do you know that Marc Zumoff, the TV play-by-play guy in Philly, refuses to call you Doc? He calls you Glenn Rivers every time.

GdR: I didn't know that! It's funny, though -- there's a fan there who brings a sign, every game since I've been a player, that says, "You're Not The Real Doctor." And I turn around like, "I know." I mean, how many more times do you have to tell me?

Q: I asked Zumoff why, even though the answer was pretty obvious. He looked at me and said, "There's only one doctor in this town."

GdR: Funny story: The first game I started was against the Sixers. I walked out on the floor, and I didn't know what to say. I went over and said, "Umm, Dr. J, how are you?" And he said, "Doc, how are you?" And I said, "No, I'm Glenn." And he said, "No, you're Doc." And that made me feel like a million bucks.
   3306. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 01, 2020 at 06:53 PM (#5980353)
it's hard not to like this hire for the sixers. it doesn't meaningfully change my feelings about the sixers moving forward (i'm very pessimistic), but rivers has a high floor as a coach, and the ceiling is still reasonable.


and unlike some people, rivers had the good sense to sell high on tharris.
   3307. tshipman Posted: October 01, 2020 at 07:00 PM (#5980355)
rivers has a high floor as a coach, and the ceiling is still reasonable.


I think Doc is not a great coach for a contender. If you're up against Toronto or Miami, you're at a coaching/matchup disadvantage.

I dunno ... Doc's whole thing is motivating guys to be better, not pressing the right buttons and schemes. He's an upgrade over Brett Brown.
   3308. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 01, 2020 at 07:42 PM (#5980366)

I think Doc is not a great coach for a contender.


So perfect for the Sixers?

(ba dum bum).
   3309. JJ1986 Posted: October 01, 2020 at 07:52 PM (#5980368)
If I were a veteran coach in high demand, I'd be trying to get the New Orleans job, but it seems like they're all looking at other spots first.
   3310. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 01, 2020 at 08:13 PM (#5980377)
I think Doc is not a great coach for a contender. If you're up against Toronto or Miami, you're at a coaching/matchup disadvantage.

it seems odd to worry about hypothetical coaching matchup disadvantages rather than solving the fundamental issues that plagued the sixers last year.
   3311. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: October 01, 2020 at 08:32 PM (#5980379)
it seems odd to worry about hypothetical coaching matchup disadvantages rather than solving the fundamental issues that plagued the sixers last year.

Right. Like, Doc is gonna get outcoached in nut-cutting time, but he's a lot more likely to get ... that conglomeration of talent to play up to their putative ceiling than, say, Michael Daniel Anthony.
   3312. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 01, 2020 at 08:59 PM (#5980382)
Right. Like, Doc is gonna get outcoached in nut-cutting time, but he's a lot more likely to get ... that conglomeration of talent to play up to their putative ceiling than, say, Michael Daniel Anthony.
i think the ceiling with dan toni would have been higher just on the off-chance he could get something cooking schematically, but there's less risk of explosive failure in hiring rivers.
   3313. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: October 01, 2020 at 09:06 PM (#5980384)
But I'm with stiggles here -- the team is so badly put together that I expect there's a ceiling imposed on their results that the coach will have nothing to do with.
   3314. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 01, 2020 at 09:12 PM (#5980386)
the best case scenario for rivers is something like this:

-- he fixes tobias harris. harris played his best under rivers with LAC, so maybe he rebuilds some value there.

-- he gets horford to not be a steaming pile of geriatric ####. i'll believe that when i see it.

-- he finds a backup PG who isn't worthless. here's hoping his solution is not 42 year old jamal crawford.

-- something something ben simmons. unlike most people, i don't think simmons is a problem here, so this is more like an "x-factor", rather than some immediately pressing issue.
   3315. tshipman Posted: October 01, 2020 at 10:29 PM (#5980409)
In order:

1. Harris was good when he played the 4. All you need to "fix" Tobias Harris is to play him at the 4.
2. It's not clear to me that Doc solves the fundamental issues. The Sixers lineups were all messed up and require a trade to really resolve.
3. Doc sort of has a habit now of creating cliques in the locker room. That seems like the last thing the 6ers need.
   3316. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 01:14 AM (#5980483)
Shams is a legend. First to report POTUS has COVID. Take that, Woj.
   3317. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 02, 2020 at 01:49 AM (#5980486)
1. Harris was good when he played the 4. All you need to "fix" Tobias Harris is to play him at the 4.

that doesn't explain tharris's passivity on offense, especially when simmons and/or embiid were off the floor. the sixers needed someone to pick up the slack, and he just didn't even try to do it himself.
2. It's not clear to me that Doc solves the fundamental issues. The Sixers lineups were all messed up and require a trade to really resolve.

as long as the trade involves tharris or horford, i agree.
3. Doc sort of has a habit now of creating cliques in the locker room. That seems like the last thing the 6ers need.

yeah, that sounds less than ideal. otoh, hopefully ben simmons will not hook up with rivers' daughter and then cheat on her with a miami stripper.
   3318. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: October 02, 2020 at 09:43 AM (#5980512)
3316 - on shams - and this is just trivia, imo ... i want to know more here - was he actually the first reporter to report this? i've also seen that he beat the potus tweet by a few seconds and that he was seconds later. does anyone know authoratively here?
   3319. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 12:33 PM (#5980541)
I don't really know, to be honest.

In any case, it delights me to think that in the middle of all that chaos, someone thought to themselves, "I'm going to message this news to Shams Charania."
   3320. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: October 02, 2020 at 01:56 PM (#5980576)
oh, that's definitely the intrepretation i'm choosing to believe.
   3321. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 02, 2020 at 02:38 PM (#5980586)
it's probably not anything to do with this, but maybe he has an in, who happened to be in that loop:
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Feb 12, 2019
Sources: Wizards star John Wall underwent successful surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon. He will be out for 12 months.

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Dec 29, 2018
Sources: Washington Wizards guard John Wall is considering surgery on his injured left heel, which would sideline him six-to-eight months.

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Nov 4, 2017
Sources: After tests on injured shoulder, Wizards star John Wall has no structural damage, just soreness. Listed as questionable vs. Raptors.
   3322. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 02:43 PM (#5980589)
So you're saying that Shams is trying to Build up Wall?
   3323. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 02, 2020 at 04:42 PM (#5980645)
Is he trying to get Tilman Fertitta to pay for it?
   3324. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 02, 2020 at 06:33 PM (#5980686)
bam and goran are out for game 2 tonight.
   3325. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: October 02, 2020 at 06:40 PM (#5980687)
So is moses.
   3326. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 02, 2020 at 06:46 PM (#5980694)
So is moses.
but what about derk?
   3327. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: October 02, 2020 at 06:54 PM (#5980699)
Doubtful (load child management) for the first half, probable for late game.
   3328. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 07:28 PM (#5980706)
Is it tacky to say that better load management would have prevented the need for child management?

I also will miss most of the game due to hanging out with my son.
   3329. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 02, 2020 at 07:32 PM (#5980709)
This makes it a must-win for the Lakers, right? They're not going to get a bigger pass than this.
   3330. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 08:49 PM (#5980724)
This makes it a must-win for the Lakers, right? They're not going to get a bigger pass than this.


Except when you realize this means they face Myers L3G3ND and Jimmy Butler with the third stringers.

But yeah, in reality this is a must win for the Lakers.

***

Buddy Hield allegedly won't even take Luke Walton's phone calls. Where is the Horford for Hield trade pitch?
   3331. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 02, 2020 at 09:48 PM (#5980739)
Duncan Robinson is hearing Lebron's footsteps. James isn't even bothering to put a hand up.
   3332. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 10:15 PM (#5980755)
The Heat without Bam and Dragic are not super competitive in this game.

I hope that Bam is ok, and that Dragic doesn't rush back.
   3333. SteveF Posted: October 02, 2020 at 10:20 PM (#5980757)
This series sucks.
   3334. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 10:22 PM (#5980759)
LeBron and AD are too good vs. the zone, and the Heat can't play man to man with their personnel because the guys they need to make a decent offense are not good man defenders.

It's just a matchup thing. Tatum should be watching film of LeBron in this series like the Zapruder tapes.
   3335. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: October 02, 2020 at 10:38 PM (#5980772)
3328: thank you for being the Ayton to my Okobo...

This series sucks.
   3336. SteveF Posted: October 02, 2020 at 10:43 PM (#5980773)
Would anyone object to the NBA just not calling rip-through fouls?
   3337. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 11:12 PM (#5980778)
I know he was injured, but Kevin Durant *is* still in the NBA, and rip through fouls are kind of his thing.
   3338. tshipman Posted: October 02, 2020 at 11:29 PM (#5980779)
Lakers are missing a ton of wide open shots, they're getting a mildly unfavorable whistle, and they're still up by double digits.

Miami has kept it within reach, but the game has never really felt in question.
   3339. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 02, 2020 at 11:36 PM (#5980780)
Buddy Hield allegedly won't even take Luke Walton's phone calls. Where is the Horford for Hield trade pitch?
shhhhh. if you talk about it, it won't happen.
   3340. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 02, 2020 at 11:39 PM (#5980781)
Lakers are missing a ton of wide open shots, they're getting a mildly unfavorable whistle, and they're still up by double digits.
Yeah, at no point did it feel like the outcome was going to be in doubt. The Heat gave their A effort, and the Lakers ho-hummed to an easy win. Maybe the next two games will be different, but it's hard to see how that might happen.
   3341. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: October 03, 2020 at 03:27 AM (#5980800)
Obviously reductionist, but it remains just absurd that New Orleans had 7 years to build a team around Anthony Davis, and they won even as many as 35 games only twice.
   3342. Ken Griffey's Grotesquely Swollen Jaw Posted: October 03, 2020 at 10:42 AM (#5980814)
unfortunately on the trade machine, Hield is still on his rookie contract-- even though he hasn't played in 7 months, his 4-year, $86 million extension hasn't kicked in.

I know this because I immediately tried to start scheming Bledsoe for Buddy trades. Probably have to be 3-team because I don't know why the Kings would want Bledsoe. Of course, if any team would want Bledsoe right now is an open question.
   3343. puck Posted: October 04, 2020 at 01:17 PM (#5981005)
538 has Lakers 82%, Heat 18%.
   3344. tshipman Posted: October 04, 2020 at 02:13 PM (#5981016)
The 538 projections are just hot garbage.

Like, do you think that LeBron is less positive as a player than Jimmy Butler? Because that's what 538 thinks. They think the Heat are the better team and it's only due to injuries that the Lakers are better.

Someone over there needs to do some soul searching on how they can project with such high confidence such terrible results. The RAPTOR model is just bad.
   3345. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 06:41 PM (#5981051)
I know this because I immediately tried to start scheming Bledsoe for Buddy trades. Probably have to be 3-team because I don't know why the Kings would want Bledsoe. Of course, if any team would want Bledsoe right now is an open question.


Bledsoe is tough. He's a good to very good regular season player. So a team trying to just *get* to the postseason could get some value out of him. Like, I think he's maybe a better regular season PG than Dragic. But not a better playoff PG.
   3346. smileyy Posted: October 04, 2020 at 07:24 PM (#5981056)
Well, re: Butler and LeBron, one of them had a great game and the other dropped a pedestrian 33/9/9.
   3347. puck Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:07 PM (#5981058)
Someone over there needs to do some soul searching on how they can project with such high confidence such terrible results. The RAPTOR model is just bad.


It's been pretty crazy. Weren't the Heat still 55-45 after game 1? So it took 2-0 and Heat injuries for the Lakers to be favored.
   3348. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:08 PM (#5981059)
How can Miami score points without Butler on the floor? This is Perd Hapley, and the answer is... they can't!
   3349. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:16 PM (#5981061)
It's really sad to see a version of Miami that probably would have been soundly beaten by Indiana playing in the finals.
   3350. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:30 PM (#5981064)
How can Miami score points without Butler on the floor? This is Perd Hapley, and the answer is... they can't!
good to know i'm not the only perd-vert on here.
   3351. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:31 PM (#5981065)
I'm confused how Miamis beating the Lakers. The Lakers just don't seem to be respecting the game or the opponent. Perhaps that is unfair, but they should not be losing unless they're getting badly 3 point varianced, which they aren't here. They just are not playing with NBA finals intensity.
   3352. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:35 PM (#5981066)
That 3rd foul call on AD was hot garbage.
   3353. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:36 PM (#5981067)
I'm confused how Miamis beating the Lakers. The Lakers just don't seem to be respecting the game or the opponent. Perhaps that is unfair, but they should not be losing unless they're getting badly 3 point varianced, which they aren't here. They just are not playing with NBA finals intensity.
any given sunday...
   3354. smileyy Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:40 PM (#5981069)
LeBron got a LeBron call on that Duncan Robinson 3.
   3355. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 08:42 PM (#5981070)
Jimmy Butler has been really, really good tonight.
   3356. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:12 PM (#5981076)
Steal a win tonight, shoot Bam up with all sorts of pain killers, and series on!
   3357. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:18 PM (#5981077)
Jimmy Butler has been really, really good tonight.
this comment is clearly a micro-aggression, and i do not appreciate it.
   3358. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:28 PM (#5981079)
this comment is clearly a micro-aggression, and i do not appreciate it.

Oh, please.
   3359. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:32 PM (#5981080)
The league getting so small has turned AD from a soft center into a fearsome one. I guess getting older had it's affect too.
   3360. smileyy Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:35 PM (#5981082)
If the Lakers come back to win this the league should still count the the series as 2-1 for them playing like such dogshit.
   3361. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:39 PM (#5981083)
If the Lakers come back to win this the league should still count the the series as 2-1 for them playing like such dogshit.
don't worry, scott foster is on the job.
   3362. tshipman Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:43 PM (#5981085)
am I actually ...
Could it be?
Am I actually starting to believe in playoff Rondo?
This feels disgusting.
   3363. tshipman Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:46 PM (#5981086)
I'm confused how Miamis beating the Lakers. The Lakers just don't seem to be respecting the game or the opponent. Perhaps that is unfair, but they should not be losing unless they're getting badly 3 point varianced, which they aren't here. They just are not playing with NBA finals intensity.


It's the turnovers. But yeah, like, to be clear, the Lakers are playing charmin soft.
   3364. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:50 PM (#5981087)
crab drib-ble
crab drib-ble
   3365. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:58 PM (#5981088)
This is gross.
   3366. tshipman Posted: October 04, 2020 at 09:59 PM (#5981089)
I mean, there's just no way that's a foul on LeBron.

Edit: Mark Jackson is an idiot.
   3367. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 10:00 PM (#5981090)
Jimmy Butler has been a god damn monster tonight. Even still, this is just not a game the NBA champions should be losing.
   3368. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 10:03 PM (#5981091)
I haven't done a lot of tape on Miami, and I know they have good shooters, but I think the Lakers are giving up the switch for Jimmy Butler to get on a mismatch way too easily.
   3369. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: October 04, 2020 at 10:04 PM (#5981092)
The Lakers ho-hummed their way to a Game 2 win, and they had an open lane tonight. This was a disgusting effort. They came in like they thought Miami was going to roll over for them.
   3370. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 10:04 PM (#5981093)
Re: 3368

I think a lot of that is on LeBron or the gameplan or both. LeBron is just not even trying to fight through a lot of these weak screens.
   3371. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: October 04, 2020 at 10:07 PM (#5981094)
Jimmy ############# Butler
   3372. tshipman Posted: October 04, 2020 at 10:10 PM (#5981095)
I think a lot of that is on LeBron or the gameplan or both. LeBron is just not even trying to fight through a lot of these weak screens.


It's the gameplan for sure. They're accepting the switch on like-sized players.

Things I saw:
1. Miami got off zone almost completely. They blitzed all the PnRs with Duncan Robinson and Herro on LeBron. That worked for this game, but probably won't work forever.
2. The Lakers settled for a lot of 3s. They shot poorly, on what looked like open looks, for the second straight game, but they just settled.
3. Really the big thing was the turnovers. Most of them were just lazy. Miami only had 8 steals on 19 Laker turnovers.

Edit: oh and 4. Butler played out of his mind.
   3373. spivey Posted: October 04, 2020 at 10:15 PM (#5981096)
It's the gameplan for sure. They're accepting the switch on like-sized players.


It doesn't strike me as a great gameplan. Butler doesn't seem super comfortable attacking LeBron or even AD, and I don't think Butler is gonna get a ton of calls against them. With how little offense Miami has on the floor, letting Butler get to his spots and dictate offensive possessions just doesn't seem like a correct strategy. Of course, he finished a lot of tough buckets at the basket and got to the line a ton. Maybe you just have to accept that. But then he had a ton of assists too. Miami won without 3 point variancing the Lakers. The Lakers just didn't play with intensity on either side of the ball. The turnovers I think were a reflection of that.
   3374. tshipman Posted: October 04, 2020 at 10:25 PM (#5981099)
The Lakers just didn't play with intensity on either side of the ball. The turnovers I think were a reflection of that.


I agree with this. In particular Danny Green was terrible for the second straight game. The level of effort was off from basically everyone besides Rondo and Caruso.

The Heat also played very hard, particularly Butler. Butler also got away with some stuff on his drives, but the refs are always going to give a guy more leeway in that kind of situation.
   3375. NJ in NY (Now with two kids!) Posted: October 05, 2020 at 12:11 PM (#5981146)
Poor game by AD along with Laker loss extending the series and giving LeBron more time to put up massive numbers. I see exactly what's going on here. Chess, not checkers.
   3376. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 05, 2020 at 12:55 PM (#5981151)
Poor game by AD along with Laker loss extending the series and giving LeBron more time to put up massive numbers. I see exactly what's going on here. Chess, not checkers.
it'll also add a million or so to next year's cap.
   3377. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: October 05, 2020 at 02:32 PM (#5981167)
Butler has been awesome in the finals so far. He is playing like an MVP calibre player rather than an All-Star.

Very sloppy game from the Lakers in game 3. I think they thought that the Heat were going to just give up.
   3378. If on a winter's night a traveling violation Posted: October 05, 2020 at 04:54 PM (#5981200)
am I actually ...
Could it be?
Am I actually starting to believe in playoff Rondo?
This feels disgusting.
Don't worry, there are still plenty of things you can gaslight Celtics fans about.
   3379. tshipman Posted: October 05, 2020 at 05:04 PM (#5981203)
Oh, it's not sporting to poke fun at teams whose players and coaches can't beat a high school defense.
   3380. Fourth True Outcome Posted: October 05, 2020 at 06:03 PM (#5981217)
I'm just curious how many seasons Brad Stevens would have to coach the Lakers for you to evangelize his style of three point closeouts.
   3381. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 05, 2020 at 06:16 PM (#5981218)
i just saw a jeremy lin commercial.
   3382. Fourth True Outcome Posted: October 05, 2020 at 06:45 PM (#5981224)
Shams reporting that Isaiah Thomas has undergone hip socket resurfacing to try to clear up his lingering hip issues. Dunno the odds on that working, or for an undersized 31 year-old to come back even if it does, but I'm pulling for the guy. One of the best out-of-nowhere scoring years ever, and then the bottom dropped out physically before someone could overpay him.
   3383. jmurph Posted: October 06, 2020 at 09:24 AM (#5981314)
Oh, it's not sporting to poke fun at teams whose players and coaches can't beat a high school defense.

Oh god this one cut to the bone. Extremely true.
   3384. NJ in NY (Now with two kids!) Posted: October 06, 2020 at 10:56 AM (#5981338)
Zach Lowe's Game 4 preview is absolutely brilliant stuff. I don't know why, but it feels like the last few years I haven't loved as much as his work as I used to, but this piece was a perfect mix of everything I love about his work and why he's the best.
   3385. Moses Taylor hashes out the rumpus Posted: October 06, 2020 at 01:31 PM (#5981368)
WHAT. THE. ####.

"Had Deputy Strickland not employed force, he would have risked having the suspect not only trespass onto the court, he would have risked the suspect quickly getting lost amid the growing crowd of folks authorized to be on the court, and potentially committing any number of possibly serious crimes," according to Strickland's legal argument. "After all, this was a high-profile sporting event, which entailed a risk of crimes ranging from vandalism to assaults on players (e.g., the 1993 fan’s stabbing of tennis great Monica Seles), assaults on coaches (e.g., the 2002 assault of Royals Coach Tom Gamboa by two fans), player-fan brawls (the 2004 brawl involving numerous fans and players at the end of a Pistons-Pacers NBA game), and even mass murder or terrorism (e.g., the mass murder of Israeli athletes by terrorists at the Munich Olympics). The same threats persisted when Mr. Ujiri continued to attempt to barge past the second time, still without showing his (invalid) credential, even after being shoved and ordered to back up."
   3386. Fourth True Outcome Posted: October 06, 2020 at 02:03 PM (#5981377)
Quite the kicker to that article, too:
In 1994, Strickland was arrested on insurance fraud and false statement charges, and pleaded no contest to the first crime in 2005, KTVU first reported in March.

Because it was downgraded to a misdemeanor, Strickland was able to maintain becoming a law enforcement officer.
   3387. If on a winter's night a traveling violation Posted: October 06, 2020 at 02:05 PM (#5981379)
Speaking as someone who lives a 20m BART ride from Oakland, Deputy Strickland can go ahead and #### all the way off.
   3388. RJ in TO Posted: October 06, 2020 at 02:13 PM (#5981382)
Shams reporting that Isaiah Thomas has undergone hip socket resurfacing to try to clear up his lingering hip issues. Dunno the odds on that working, or for an undersized 31 year-old to come back even if it does, but I'm pulling for the guy. One of the best out-of-nowhere scoring years ever, and then the bottom dropped out physically before someone could overpay him.
It does sadden me the Knicks never got the chance to offer him a disastrous max deal.
   3389. RJ in TO Posted: October 06, 2020 at 02:16 PM (#5981385)
With the way that deputy is going, Ujiri is going to end up with enough money to buy the Golden State Warriors.
   3390. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: October 06, 2020 at 03:32 PM (#5981398)
That seems ... an intemperate argument, for a guy who seems pretty sketchy to begin with?
   3391. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 06, 2020 at 03:49 PM (#5981404)
   3392. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: October 06, 2020 at 06:22 PM (#5981445)
   3393. puck Posted: October 06, 2020 at 08:53 PM (#5981463)
Wow, Roberts has been there 6 years already.

I made a promise to my 40-year-old self that I was not going to die behind my desk. I made a decision that if I was blessed with good health, I was going to retire at 63, 64, and certainly 65. I always impressed upon the leadership here that we needed to have a succession plan. It didn’t happen in my first four years — there was someone we thought was going to be my successor and that didn’t happen. I love the players and I love the union, but I was not going to do 17 years; Billy did 17 years. #### that — I wasn’t going to do eight years.

Coronavirus takes control, and no regrets. I’m happy to be part of this, managing this. But that’s not to say that we can’t return to the process of finding someone else. We will. I turn 65 in September. I fully expect that when I’m 65, I’m hopefully going to be in Senegal — my favorite country in the world — hanging out in the markets, finding some great cloth. I think I will be and I’m confident there will be someone in my current position managing the PA going forward. I’m not leaving Thursday, but I’ll leave when it makes sense to leave. I’m going to see the current negotiations through. We’re going to resume the process. It’s the right thing to do.
   3394. tshipman Posted: October 06, 2020 at 09:26 PM (#5981470)
Anthony Davis looks much, much better tonight.
   3395. tshipman Posted: October 06, 2020 at 09:55 PM (#5981476)
Will Danny Green ever make another 3 pointer again?

Edit: yes!
   3396. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 06, 2020 at 10:48 PM (#5981496)
that's a moving screen, right?

wait, they called that on adebayo? what the ####?
   3397. KronicFatigue Posted: October 06, 2020 at 11:00 PM (#5981507)
What's the deal with Dwight Howard starting the game, playing most of the 1st quarter and then never coming back in again?
   3398. tshipman Posted: October 06, 2020 at 11:03 PM (#5981508)
What's the deal with Dwight Howard starting the game, playing most of the 1st quarter and then never coming back in again?


The Keith Bogans!
   3399. tshipman Posted: October 06, 2020 at 11:19 PM (#5981512)
It turns out that letting Jimmy Butler just shove guys around could get someone hurt! who knew?
   3400. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 06, 2020 at 11:22 PM (#5981516)
Beast mode 3-point play by LeBron
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