2024 Playoffs Western Conference First Round: (2) Denver Nuggets vs (7) LA Lakers

ElUno20

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Does Denver put Gordon on KAT to take his soul?

Or try to use his size to keep Ant from the 30-35 range and more in the 25-30 range?
 

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It's a great day.

The Lakers really, really suck. You can start with their obnoxious fanbase that is every where on social media, especially the detestable, non-LA, Kobe-worshipping fanboys. What makes them worse than any other American team, even more than the Yankees, is that they completely dominate the news cycle no matter how boring or uninteresting they are. It's all anyone talks about, even someone like Zach Lowe finds himself constantly discussing the Lakers. And the Lakers are a middling playoff team that never had a chance this year. LeBron going to LA was the match made in hell for anyone that enjoys sane NBA discussion, because it combined the media's two favorite topics, LeBron and the Lakers, into one, all encompassing package that sucked the oxygen up in every NBA blog/podcast/show. Fuck them forever.
 

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It's a great day.

The Lakers really, really suck. You can start with their obnoxious fanbase that is every where on social media, especially the detestable, non-LA, Kobe-worshipping fanboys. What makes them worse than any other American team, even more than the Yankees, is that they completely dominate the news cycle no matter how boring or uninteresting they are. It's all anyone talks about, even someone like Zach Lowe finds himself constantly discussing the Lakers. And the Lakers are a middling playoff team that never had a chance this year. LeBron going to LA was the match made in hell for anyone that enjoys sane NBA discussion, because it combined the media's two favorite topics, LeBron and the Lakers, into one, all encompassing package that sucked the oxygen up in every NBA blog/podcast/show. Fuck them forever.
ESPN had an above the fold article yesterday pontificating about coming back from 0-3. They are indeed worse than the Yankees.
 

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It begins. Now for everything that is happening between playoff teams that are STILL PLAYING to be second in news coverage to what LeBron/Lakers are going to do this off-season. Just shoot me.
 

ElUno20

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It begins. Now for everything that is happening between playoff teams that are STILL PLAYING to be second in news coverage to what LeBron/Lakers are going to do this off-season. Just shoot me.
Have you just started following the nba? This has been going on forever.

Just ignore it and watch the games. The celtics are winning the title. Be happy.

On the bronny bit, I'll gladly have my clipps draft him for Lebron to sign a vet minimum here. Lebron is a business man and Balmer has billions to business with.
 

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He’s probably just leveraging FA to get roster and contract concessions, but that won’t stop the rumor mill from overtaking coverage of actual playoff games.
 

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It's a great day.

The Lakers really, really suck. You can start with their obnoxious fanbase that is every where on social media, especially the detestable, non-LA, Kobe-worshipping fanboys. What makes them worse than any other American team, even more than the Yankees, is that they completely dominate the news cycle no matter how boring or uninteresting they are. It's all anyone talks about, even someone like Zach Lowe finds himself constantly discussing the Lakers. And the Lakers are a middling playoff team that never had a chance this year. LeBron going to LA was the match made in hell for anyone that enjoys sane NBA discussion, because it combined the media's two favorite topics, LeBron and the Lakers, into one, all encompassing package that sucked the oxygen up in every NBA blog/podcast/show. Fuck them forever.
Hear hear.
 

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Windy also noted that when LeBron opts out he does become a UFA but he doesn't think that LeBron will accept a pay cut. His current salary is about $50m and a MLE is around $6m, no way that happens even with Bronny involved. At least, that was Windy's take.
 

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It's a great day.

The Lakers really, really suck. You can start with their obnoxious fanbase that is every where on social media, especially the detestable, non-LA, Kobe-worshipping fanboys. What makes them worse than any other American team, even more than the Yankees, is that they completely dominate the news cycle no matter how boring or uninteresting they are. It's all anyone talks about, even someone like Zach Lowe finds himself constantly discussing the Lakers. And the Lakers are a middling playoff team that never had a chance this year. LeBron going to LA was the match made in hell for anyone that enjoys sane NBA discussion, because it combined the media's two favorite topics, LeBron and the Lakers, into one, all encompassing package that sucked the oxygen up in every NBA blog/podcast/show. Fuck them forever.
I am not sure the YED is a lesser event than LED. But otherwise spot on!
 

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Windy also noted that when LeBron opts out he does become a UFA but he doesn't think that LeBron will accept a pay cut. His current salary is about $50m and a MLE is around $6m, no way that happens even with Bronny involved. At least, that was Windy's take.
Windy is basically an employee of Klutch Incorporated, so that's probably solid.
 

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It begins. Now for everything that is happening between playoff teams that are STILL PLAYING to be second in news coverage to what LeBron/Lakers are going to do this off-season. Just shoot me.
Am I a sicko for liking this? I can already watch and enjoy the games, and now there's just extra drama for me to consume!
 

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Windy also noted that when LeBron opts out he does become a UFA but he doesn't think that LeBron will accept a pay cut. His current salary is about $50m and a MLE is around $6m, no way that happens even with Bronny involved. At least, that was Windy's take.
Bronny: “Daddy, how much do I mean to you?”

LBJ: “Not $44m!”
 

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My friend found this little tidbit:

“the Lakers have been watching the Spurs, Mavericks, Warriors and now the Nuggets eat their lunch since 2010, and, even allowing for their bubble title, their regular-season winning percentage in the last 14 years is lower than Atlanta's and their playoff winning percentage is lower than Washington's.”
 

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Fair enough. I figure Lebron still has him on speed dial, but you guys seem to be a lot closer to this stuff.
Shams seems to be on several people speed dials. The tweet on Giannis & Lillard’s availability for G5 was a classic.
 

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At some point, the big tweeters should really just start adding a "Press Release" banner at the top of every tweet. There's really little in the way of journalism going on here.
 

Kliq

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At some point, the big tweeters should really just start adding a "Press Release" banner at the top of every tweet. There's really little in the way of journalism going on here.

There is a real path in journalism these days to start out as a prolific Tweeter on a certain subject, amass a number of followers, and then work your way into getting info from people that want you to blast things out on your Twitter platform, and suddenly you are a scoopster.