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    Payton Pritchard drafted #26 overall

    I agree with your point... but um... Tom Brady says hello... And no PP is NOT a GOAT or hall of famer... but it just struck me as funny given Brady was a late late round draft pick.
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    Tristan Thompson to Boston: 2 years, $19M, player option to re-up with Khloé Kardashian

    One of the things that I think is hard to value at times is mental toughness, the toughness that brings swagger. Lowry spoke of it the other night (after the loss to the Celtics), and he lumped swagger with a physicality or perhaps the word I am looking for is edge. I don't believe that Jaylen...
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    Grant Williams: breakout rookie?

    Yep, I'd bet a dollar he's in exactly the physical condition that he and/or team want him to be in. That of course doesn't preclude some sort of tweak, or bump or what have you. I made allowance for the possibility of him being a tad out of shape without judgment, but don't believe it's the...
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    Grant Williams: breakout rookie?

    Since you mentioned him, here's an old fluff article that says he got down to 9% body fat... point being - perhaps us folks in the cheap seats just don't know who's carrying what for weight or what it means in the context of doing their jobs? Because as you put it, the NBA has the best...
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    Grant Williams: breakout rookie?

    Granite had a solid game tonight. 14 points in 24 minutes, 3 of 4 on 3s, took a couple (I think) of charges against a very athletic Raptors lineup. He turned the ball over a bit, and there were a couple of sequences where he seemed to think he was a point guard, but all in all a good showing...
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    Grant Williams: breakout rookie?

    In my haste to get on the bandwagon of underdog players, I've jumped on Grant's back a time or two. That might be where the extra weight has come from - or maybe he is a step slower due a back injury with regard to said jumping. That said... As I recall, not too long ago there were stories of...
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    Gritty Little White Guys #998

    You are making an assertion that is not true in my case, but are offering it as fact. I answered the posters' pondering thought from my point of view. Where is your data that demonstrates that he is getting more attention because he is white - and specifically by those in this thread?
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    Payton Pritchard drafted #26 overall

    Maybe, just maybe people have things they value in their fandom. I value every single thing that Marcus Smart brings to the table on the court (excepting maybe his heat check 3 pointers). Put whatever labels you wish on it, but when I watch the limited bits of PP I've been able to, I see some...
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    Celtics-Raptors 2nd Round--Dethrone the Champs

    Yes, since he stayed down and didn't bite on the up fakes, etc. Harder for Lowry to create the 'veteran/crafty' foul calls.
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA to resume season July 31 at WDW

    Just my two cents... but LeBron is still reffed like he is the best player in the world. If the reffing for all players were equal, then there's a reasonable argument to be made for others. Until he fades a bit more, he IS *effectively* the best player in the world based on the reffing he...
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    Celtics-Raptors 2nd Round--Dethrone the Champs

    Good point, on the defensive side the Cs want to gang rebound, on the offensive end they want to get back to defend the transition game. Again though, foul trouble impacts a teams aggression on the boards.
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    Celtics-Raptors 2nd Round--Dethrone the Champs

    A couple of thoughts wrt to the Siakam/defense of Siakam analysis you guys are making: the C's defense of him is effective to the extent that they aren't in foul trouble (and specifically the primary defender). Once the Raptors smell blood in the water with fouls they just start amping up their...
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    9/7 C’s vs Raps Game 5

    It's a character from Archie Bunker's "All in the Family"... Stretch Cunningham. As far as I can tell, it's just a Maxwell reference out of nowhere. I think he was going for Stretch Armstrong and his brain just substituted Cunningham, which when queried then led to the Bunker...
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    9/7 C’s vs Raps Game 5

    Loved when the whistle blew he turned and handed him the ball... "you want it so bad, here it is."
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    Game 2: Celtics vs. Raptors: "They don't look very scary. More like a six foot turkey!"

    Love the 3s, but the damned flopping is pissing me off. I guess I have to take the totality of his game (gladly), but it just grates on me.
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    Game 2: Celtics vs. Raptors: "They don't look very scary. More like a six foot turkey!"

    I think the bigger issue is that fans can name referees who's presence/participation are part of an identifiable pattern. YMMV
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    Game 5- Bruins vs. Bolts

    The effort can't be faulted for this night... but I wish they had played with this intensity the whole series.