NBA: 2012-2013 Season

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  1. Omnis

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    The worst part about Miami winning is Channel 10's Pot & Pan Cam. Tons of cubans banging on kitchenware and chihuahuas and yucca everywhere.
     
  2. Stavingo

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    Was a solid series but damn Manu was inconsistent :lol:
     
  3. Omnis

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    Bosh was great in games 6 and 7. Finally was able to disrupt Tim Duncan.
     
  4. Stavingo

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    Except in game seven he recorded 0 points.
     
  5. Paulie

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    What a series for the ages, good times. Now bring on Summer League in a couple weeks, I look forward to seeing Valanciunas, Ross and Acy back in action!:dopey:
     
  6. Pupik

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    A land of vuvuzelas, it is not.

    Better than firing a gun into the air.
     
  7. Omnis

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    True. I laughed so hard when someone held up a yuca to the camera though.
     
  8. McLaren

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    Lol, Bosh didnt do anything to Duncan in Game 6. Remember, Boshtrich allowed the majority of Duncan's 30. :lol:
     
  9. JohnBM01

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    The 2011-2012 season was a shortened and condensed season. The 2012-2013 season was the full 82-game affair. Thirty teams had the same dream- win the championship. Of the 30, only 16 proven themselves worthy of becoming champions. Among the 16, those 16 teams were whittled down to eight. Then four. Then two. And eventually- champions. Teams proven themselves. Players outshined others. Coaches put together winning plans to push their teams further in their quest for glory. Teams went through Hell to reach Heaven. And now, and sadly- another season of NBA basketball ends. All congratulations to the Miami Heat on winning it all.


    So now that the season is over, it's time to look back and offer thoughts on this past season. I'll begin here.


    The saddest thing for me as a Houston Rockets fan was not being able to see the Rockets on Comcast SportsNet Houston. The distribution issues in trying to get this channel across to more providers was brutal. So I had to look for times when the games would NOT be aired on CSN Houston. I followed the Rockets on radio and became appreciative of the Rockets playing harder than ever. Chandler Parsons and Carlos Delfino are two of my favorite players on the Rockets squad. James Harden was surely a big lift for the Rockets. Omer Asik was also a great player as well as Donatas Motiejunas (D-Mo as we call him). Patrick Beverley was also a great player. I was most disappointed we played so poorly late to be a #8 seed in the playoffs. I figured we'd lose anyways at the Los Angeles Lakers to conclude the regular season. Nonetheless, I was pleased to see the Rockets play as hard as they could even falling to Oklahoma City in six games in the First Round of the NBA Playoffs. Our calling was "Younger, Faster, Fearless" in the playoffs. Most memorable moment for me was when the Rockets just lost their marbles shooting three-pointer after three-pointer in that wild game vs. the Golden State Warriors. It was also memorable to see the All-Star Game here in Houston. I didn't see all of it (I nearly forgot to tune into the game!).

    For the future, I just hope the Rockets can get some more star power to help bring this team back to further relevance. Team money is an issue for the Rockets. I've heard all along about plans to get players like Dwight Howard and Chris Paul III to the Rockets. But if they get one or both of them, who will the Rockets have to give up? Parsons and Delfino are two solid Rockets, and I'd hate seeing either of them go.


    Among other teams...

    I was actually surprised at the progress of teams like Dallas and the Los Angeles Lakers. I actually envisioned a time when it was the Los Angeles CLIPPERS that were better than the Lakers. The Clip Joint were definitely ballin' this past season. I actually thought it was refreshing to see the Clippers be better than the Lakers. I don't like the Lakers, but I surely respect them and their history.

    I have sort of cheered on the Chicago Bulls in respect to our sumbrownkid. The whole D-Rose issue was basically sort of the constant as to whether or not the Bulls could really contend. In their division, they had to worry about the boys from Indianapolis as the Pacers had a solid season. The Bulls may not have that famous player that wore the number 23 for them, but I think Chicago will be a team to fear in the future. Besides Chicago and Indiana, some say even the Cleveland Cavaliers can be a team to watch for next season or the season after.

    The state of Florida has the best team right now- the Miami Heat... and the sorriest team- the Orlando Magic. You'd expect if the Charlotte Bobcats would be the weakest team in the NBA, but Orlando failed more consistently. Almost as if not having Dwight Howard basically deflated the Magic. Worse than that, a bunch of ex-Rockets filled ORL's roster along with some other players. Part of me (as a Rockets fan) wanted to see San Antonio win the title so I would avoid having to hear the end of "best player in the world" in regards to LeBron James and the "not 5, not 6, not 7..." chatter I'd hear repeated ad nauseum on ESPN. Regardless, you have to admire and appreciate what the Miami Heat have built in recent times. Out of good sportsmanship, congratulations to Omnis' Miami Heat. Get ready for next season, boys... because the 29 other NBA teams would love to beat you for the championship.

    Do you like your basketball jerseys with sleeves? Seeing the Golden State Warriors don those sleeved jerseys was memorable for me this season. I heard that about five other teams also are considering wearing sleeved jerseys.


    How do you all assess your team(s), the 2012-2013 season, and things like that?
     
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  10. Omnis

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    True. But, like Battier said, "It's better to be timely than good."
     
  11. Joel

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    The NBA better watch out, the Raptors are going to come out of no where and suprise everyone with a first round playoff exit. Just ya'll wait. Rudy Gay is going to be fabulous next year.
     
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  12. a6m5

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    What did he say? Quick! Somebody translate Canadian for me! :p j/k
    This is coming from a Ginobili fan. He was pretty consistent. :indiff:

    P.S. I agree with Mac on Duncan. Considering the lack of help in couple of those games, he willed the team forward in more than couple of stretches. I've always respected his game, but not as much as I do today. He's my hero. :tup:
     
  13. Stavingo

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    Now it's onto to the NBA draft :lol:

    Only thing I'm interested in :p

    Hopefully Trey Burke slides to 6 for the pelicans.
     
  14. a6m5

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    NBA Lottery & Draft are the Playoffs for us losers!
     
  15. JohnBM01

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    In my most recent post, I absolutely forgot to mention the Brooklyn Nets. This new sort of personality and look for the Nets is great and has certainly turned around the perception and swagger of the Brooklyn Nets. Barclays Center is a beautiful arena. Maybe this can help the Nets to perhaps improve their talent level. Those of you with NBA TV probably been watching "The Association: Brooklyn Nets" to follow the Nets and what they go through.

    I also want to hand some respect to the New York Knicks. They've had a very good season and can only get better. I think the Knicks can also improve. The Knicks/Nets rivalry will probably get better and more intense since both are New York City teams now.

    Even still, these two teams will still be looking up the Eastern Conference hierarchy to see Miami atop the food chain.


    So these were two things I wanted to get across.
     
  16. McLaren

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    Because that means so much coming from him of all players. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Paulie

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    What date is it?
     
  18. Stavingo

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    27th June I think?

    Don't count me on it.
     
  19. Paulie

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    I just found out yesterday our Kiwi mates have a 7'0 centre likely to be picked in the lottery this draft, Steven Adams. I'll have to keep an eye on him.
     
  20. a6m5

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    Maybe he can become the next Chris Anstey.
     
  21. SkengD

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    Rudy Gay ? I think ppl have given up on him now .
     
  22. JohnBM01

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    Los Angeles Clippers fans, meet your new head coach- Doc Rivers! A deal was approved for Doc Rivers to go coach the L.A. Clippers. I heard a deal was finalized to send Doc Rivers from being the Boston Celtics' coach to become the new Clippers' head coach along with some first-round pick for the Clip Joint.

    The Clippers had one of their best seasons to date this past season. I could imagine that Doc Rivers could possibly make the Clippers even more a force. Especially if the Clippers can continually be a force, it may be safe to say (to paraphrase football) that the [NBA] basketball monopoly in Los Angeles is over.
     
  23. a6m5

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    Very surprised at the league for allowing this to happen. This will be a uncharted territory. I wonder if teams will be able to trade, or transfer coaches in the future.

    Now the Clippers have settled the search for the new coach, this off-season should be interesting.
     
  24. Stavingo

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    Teams have done this in the past, just doesn't happen that often.

    As long as Doc doesn't almost go fisticuffs with CP3 then Clippers should go a lot better under his tutelage.
     
  25. a6m5

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    In the NBA? Do you know when was the last time something like this happened?
     
  26. Pupik

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    I've never heard of this happening in any of the American major professional sports leagues.
     
  27. Brett

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    It has happened in baseball, football, and basketball. When Stan Van Gundy joined Orlando, he was technically traded to the Magic. Gundy had resigned from the Miami Heat, but was still under contract to the Heat when Orlando signed him. Miami ended up getting a few draft picks and cash out of the deal.

    In the NFL, Jon Gruden was traded from the Raiders to the Bucs.
     
  28. Pupik

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    Wow, totally didn't realize any of that, and it's happened within a lot of good teams. I remember Stan The Man 'stepping down" in mid-2005 which was quite artificial, to say the least. Heat fans forgot rather quickly, when a title came along six months later...
     
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    John, can you start a thread for the new offseason please?

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    I think this is a fitting close.