Recent content by braudimusprime

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    RIP Tommy Heinsohn

    It's less disrespectful than pedantic; all people mean is that this year has been full of enough psychic damage that seeing yet another beloved figure pass away feels like one more unnecessary turn of the screw.
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    Bill Simmons: Valuing Trades More Than Friendships

    She's great. I never would have listened to an interview that was just Simmons and Bo Burnham, but having her in the 3rd chair made for a really interesting conversation.
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    The 2018 NBA Draft

    If Memphis is selling (which wtf??? but anyway) he could definitely get into the top 4.
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    The 2018 NBA Draft

    I don't think it's that complicated; teams are desperate for wings and the rest of the top of this draft is flawed bigs and guards. It's easy for me to see a team or two with a high pick talking themselves into Porter as the best player available.
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    #37 Semi Ojeleye

    why would we be talking about the regular season right now? if your point was that semi wasn't good by PIPM in the regular season that's actually funny.
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    #37 Semi Ojeleye

    It's almost as if a heavily-regressed stat like PIPM doesn't account for a player who's being asked to do one very specific thing in a short series (eg. don't let the other team's best player get comfortable).
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    #37 Semi Ojeleye

    IDK, I watched Giannis repeatedly try to body Semi and just bounce off of him. I don't think he was a major contributor or anything but I don't think there's a question that Giannis had a hard time getting into rhythm against Semi.
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    Felger and Mazz - Creating False Naratives one day at a time

    Bedard said on twitter it wasn't about being made fun of (which I believe, they've been making fun of him for years), but that he didn't know they were going to draw attention to videos he was making with questionable digital rights. He said even if the segment was about praising them he would...
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    Thank you Isaiah Thomas

    One of the most naturally efficient offensive basketball players I've ever seen, and usually a joy to watch. I mostly believe him when he talks about where he would be if he were taller because he understood offense that well.
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    Kyrie Irving traded to Celtics for IT, Crowder, Zizic, BKN 1st, 2020 2nd

    I really want you to unpack this--why is the 2018 Nets pick so much more valuable than the 2016 Nets pick or the 2017 Nets pick swap?
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    Felger and Mazz - Creating False Naratives one day at a time

    Luke! None of these guys really get special/celebrity treatment (except Carlton for obvious reasons), most of them just have a reliably decent take (as in useful for talk radio, not as in something particularly intelligent or insightful) and can express themselves coherently in under a minute...
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    Felger and Mazz - Creating False Naratives one day at a time

    Most of these critiques are about the quality of the trolling, not the fact that they are trolling. It's a useful distinction! Felger trolling the '67 Sox is brilliant. Mazz trolling Chris Sale's first start because it was 40 degrees out was actually decent. Jim F'n Murray trolling the Celtics...
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    Why is the NBA so popular?

    To add to what others are saying, baseball has become almost entirely localized and football has team-level dynamics that can be followed, but basketball is unique in that it's possible to be a fan of the entire league and for a serious, but not maniacal fan, to be able to go 7-8 positions deep...
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    Should the Celtics Trade Thomas

    When people say "should X be traded" with no discussion of the possible return it makes me so angry I can't even come up with a rational post.