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Friday, October 24, 2014

Game 5 Feelings, Meme Styley

It's an old joke.

It’s an old joke.

Game 5 Clarity

Game 5 Clarity

You are the Most Interesting Fan in the World

You are the Most Interesting Fan in the World

I still have all the first three seasons of One Tree Hill on our DVR.

I still have all the first three seasons of One Tree Hill on our DVR.

Reality Smackdown.

Reality Smackdown.

It was common for the time.

It was common for the time.

23 comments on “Game 5 Feelings, Meme Styley

  1. jon abbey

    as for the LeBron one, the only game they lost was after resting too long, so I bet they’re anxious to get going again.

  2. ruruland

    Melo has 79 fta and 60 rim attempts in playoffs thus far (1.3 ratio). Durant had 127 fta to 36 rim attempts (3.5). Harden 66 fta, 35 rim (1.88).

  3. jon abbey

    that’s the same iron man Bradley Beal who just played 56 out of 82 games in his rookie year for an awful team? right or wrong, he should STFU and will regret making those statements in the future, if he doesn’t already.

  4. TheRant

    Spree8nyk8: http://oi44.tinypic.com/2vx4m8k.jpg

    And Reggie be like “Hibbert Got All Ball…”

    Meanwhile I will cringe if I have to hear Kevin Harlan’s voice one more time. Seriously. Though I did love the moment in the last game where he called Copeland a re-emergence of Scottie Pippen.

    I mean both of them are tall and black, amiright?

  5. jon abbey

    he was talking about Paul George, not Copeland.

    and yes, that was a foul on Hibbert in game 1, but to be fair, the refs had seen the exact same play 5-10 times before in that game and every time it was a clean block on Melo, so mildly understandable if irritating.

    also, have we talked about how awful the officiating was in that last game? all of a sudden, every little touch was being whistled, both ways. it was ridiculous, let them play the damn game.

  6. Kahnzy

    jon abbey:
    he was talking about Paul George, not Copeland.

    and yes, that was a foul on Hibbert in game 1, but to be fair, the refs had seen the exact same play 5-10 times before in that game and every time it was a clean block on Melo, so mildly understandable if irritating.

    also, have we talked about how awful the officiating was in that last game? all of a sudden, every little touch was being whistled, both ways. it was ridiculous, let them play the damn game.

    I agree. I actually had to remind myself what was at stake to maintain interest. It just really got in the way of the game for some pretty ticky tack stuff that they had been ignoring all series (and a lot worse as well). While I think a more tightly called game is actually in our favor (provided, of course, it’s at least somewhat even, 30-18 isn’t even), as a fan of the game in general it does bog the game down to an almost unwatchable level.

  7. Brian Cronin

    that’s the same iron man Bradley Beal who just played 56 out of 82 games in his rookie year for an awful team? right or wrong, he should STFU and will regret making those statements in the future, if he doesn’t already.

    Yeah, what the fuck? That would have been a douchey thing for a multi-championship winning/multi-All Star appearance veteran to say, but for a rookie who missed a quarter of the season? Holy shit, Beal! And I love that he tweets to Rose “no disrespect.” Beal, did you actually hear what you said? You specifically said you’d lose respect for the guy! You can’t say you lost respect for the guy and then say “no disrespect”!!

    Next thing we’ll hear that Beal’s radio interview was hacked. ;) The NBA sure does love the Shaggy defense.

  8. jon abbey

    Brian Cronin: And I love that he tweets to Rose “no disrespect.” Beal, did you actually hear what you said? You specifically said you’d lose respect for the guy! You can’t say you lost respect for the guy and then say “no disrespect”!!

    you can’t make this stuff up, too funny.

  9. Kouta

    I’m a Pacers fan. Every game between the Knicks and Pacers that I have seen has been ugly. I wish that they weren’t.

  10. massive

    Beal’s missing a quarter of the season should not make his statement any less valid. If anything, it should strengthen his argument. Beal got hurt and came back when he was cleared. Derrick Rose was cleared and stayed on a bench for another two months. Being physically unable to perform and being mentally unwilling to perform are two different cases. I can also see how it’s frustrating for Rose’s teammates to play with him in practice and by all means be dominated by him, and then hear him say “I’m not ready to play.” I think Beal is right, but telling the media how he feels is another story.

  11. jon abbey

    actually Beal was in and out of the lineup all year, he did not “get hurt and come back”, and if he did, he was out soon again after. he missed games in every one of the five months in the regular season, just really funny that he of all people is the one to speak out publicly like this. maybe Greg Oden will go after Rose next? :)

  12. Juany8

    massive:
    Beal’s missing a quarter of the season should not make his statement any less valid. If anything, it should strengthen his argument. Beal got hurt and came back when he was cleared. Derrick Rose was cleared and stayed on a bench for another two months. Being physically unable to perform and being mentally unwilling to perform are two different cases. I can also see how it’s frustrating for Rose’s teammates to play with him in practice and by all means be dominated by him, and then hear him say “I’m not ready to play.” I think Beal is right, but telling the media how he feels is another story.

    The only reason I’m not getting mad at Rose is because I think there’s a strong possibility it’s not just his choice. Jerry Reinsdorf has famously been kind of cheap when building his teams, no better example than letting all their bench players walk last year so they could sign cheaper versions. I can easily see a situation where Reinsdorf doesn’t want to risk his $100 million dollar investment in Rose to try to win an extra playoff game or two, you make a lot more money if he’s healthy and famous throughout the regular season. So the front office gets together and strongly “suggests” Rose sits, only they don’t want to get shit for tanking their playoff chances after losing someone as awesome as Asik for absolutely nothing last year (much, MUCH bigger deal than letting Jeremy Lin walk, Asik is easily underpaid and they didn’t have Prigs and Felton waiting to take over)

    These players almost always tend to be hyper competitive and usually come back long before they should from injuries. By all accounts Rose has been no exception, so maybe the reason all the comments about not being mentally ready seem like bullshit is because they ARE bullshit. Maybe it’s not his mental weakness that’s keeping him off the court, it’s the owner’s.

  13. jon abbey

    see, I would think it would be much more about Thibodeau and how he drives his guys without resting them until they are all broken.

    my impression of what happened is that he listened to his brother too much, believing the line of reasoning about Chicago not really wanting to win because they let Asik/Korver/Watson etc. go and a bit about Thibodeau too. by the time it became clear that this edition was actually competitive (even somehow without Deng!!), it was really too late for Rose to try to come back and not be accused of either jumping on the bandwagon too late (if they won) or ruining the team’s chances (if they lost). pretty ugly/frustrating situation all around…

  14. flossy

    Juany8: The only reason I’m not getting mad at Rose is because I think there’s a strong possibility it’s not just his choice. Jerry Reinsdorf has famously been kind of cheap when building his teams, no better example than letting all their bench players walk last year so they could sign cheaper versions. I can easily see a situation where Reinsdorf doesn’t want to risk his $100 million dollar investment in Rose to try to win an extra playoff game or two, you make a lot more money if he’s healthy and famous throughout the regular season. So the front office gets together and strongly “suggests” Rose sits, only they don’t want to get shit for tanking their playoff chances after losing someone as awesome as Asik for absolutely nothing last year (much, MUCH bigger deal than letting Jeremy Lin walk, Asik is easily underpaid and they didn’t have Prigs and Felton waiting to take over)

    These players almost always tend to be hyper competitive and usually come back long before they should from injuries. By all accounts Rose has been no exception, so maybe the reason all the comments about not being mentally ready seem like bullshit is because they ARE bullshit. Maybe it’s not his mental weakness that’s keeping him off the court, it’s the owner’s.

    I suspect you’re correct. Also, if a player is out the entire season, insurance will pay his salary, right? I’m SURE Reinsdorf wouldn’t want to jeopardize that.

  15. Shad0wF0x

    I don’t understand why you should organization would announce that Derrick Rose is cleared to return. Just make up a story that he’s medically not ready and that should be the end of it.

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