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Steve Williams

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Steve Williams

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My sentiments exactly and totally.

Well guys, you are making my life difficult. As a Lakers fan for 40+ years I feel great to see the Lakers in the playoffs again.You know I'm not a LeBron fan but the circumstances of yesterday's win by Denver takes the Clippers and the Bucks out of the equation as to who they might have to face

Some would now say that the Lakers have an inside path now to the trophy but honestly the East is so wild now that I believe either the Heat or Boston match up well against the Lakers and could rattle their cage in the finals button me the big spoilers that could carry it off is the Heat.

I have never been a Heat fan with or without LeBron but with Butler they are energized and a different team and are as exciting to watch as Denver

Finally my prediction of upsets has borne true.There are 4 teams left, 3 of which I am betting none of us at the start would even have considered

So for me this is going to be a very exciting east and west conference finals and as always may the best team win..... but for me it's "go Lakers"
 

Steve Williams

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Well guys, you are making my life difficult. As a Lakers fan for 40+ years I feel great to see the Lakers in the playoffs again.You know I'm not a LeBron fan but the circumstances of yesterday's win by Denver takes the Clippers and the Bucks out of the equation as to who they might have to face

Some would now say that the Lakers have an inside path now to the trophy but honestly the East is so wild now that I believe either the Heat or Boston match up well against the Lakers and could rattle their cage in the finals button me the big spoilers that could carry it off is the Heat.

I have never been a Heat fan with or without LeBron but with Butler they are energized and a different team and are as exciting to watch as Denver

Finally my prediction of upsets has borne true.There are 4 teams left, 3 of which I am betting none of us at the start would even have considered

So for me this is going to be a very exciting east and west conference finals and as always may the best team win..... but for me it's "go Lakers"
The big assumption here is that the Lakers will be able to get by the Nuggets o_O
 

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The big assumption here is that the Lakers will be able to get by the Nuggets o_O
Well Steve, they are heavy favorites against Denver, and that was the common thinking as to why people thought the Clippers would be a 'better' match. :)

"Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook opened the Lakers as -550 favorites after Tuesday’s Game 7. FanDuel has the Lakers listed as -750 favorites (88.2% implied probability), with the Nuggets listed as +470 dogs in the series. The Lakers winning in five games is listed at +210, while the Nuggets are getting 13-1 odds on pulling off another seven-game upset. "

So another upset is improbable.

https://www.actionnetwork.com/nba/n...vs-nuggets-western-conference-finals-schedule
 
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Steve Williams

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The read of the day.........Doc takes the blame but also revealing was that the team lacked chemistry which truly doesn't surprise me PG13 and Leonard do not have the chemistry that LeBron and AD have. Also revealing was how out of shape his players were and when the Nuggets upped the pace the Clippers were voluntarily coming out of the game for a breather

Coach Doc Rivers says he'll take blame after LA Clippers eliminated from playoffs

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id...ys-take-blame-la-clippers-eliminated-playoffs
 

Steve Williams

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Richard Jefferson picks the Nuggets in 7 games over the Lakers.... I have to admit that anything is possible and the Lakers better hope that they are in good enough condition to stay up to the speed of the Nuggets

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=29900234
 

Steve Williams

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The video of the day.I love Stephen A. He too says Doc is in trouble and he decimated Kawhi and PG. To me I believe the Clippers remain contenders BUT the level of skill of most teams now is such that I believe Clippers best chance was this year as is the Lakers best chance this year Next year I believe we will see much stiffer competition and the standings we saw this year are going to be vastly different next year
I surprised that Ballmer who has spent almost $3B so far and has many more billions tied up in the new Clippers facility in Inglewood has had nothing to say.Clipps and Lakers won't have much at draft time so they better be looking to sign some key players as the rest of the league is not only catching up but surpassing the existing power house teams. Next year the west will have the Mavs, Nuggs and Grizz with exciting young teams


Stephen A. delighted by Max's Kawhi mea culpa

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=29898060
 
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jadis

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The video of the day.I love Stephen A. He too says Doc is in trouble and he decimated Kawhi and PG. To me I believe the Clippers remain contenders BUT the level of skill of most teams now is such that I believe Clippers best chance was this year as is the Lakers best chance this year Next year I believe we will see much stiffer competition and the standings we saw this year are going to be vastly different next year
I surprised that Ballmer who has spent almost $3B so far and has many more billions tied up in the new Clippers facility in Inglewood has had nothing to say.Clipps and Lakers won't have much at draft time so they better be looking to sign some key players as the rest of the league is not only catching up but surpassing the existing power house teams. Next year the west will have the Mavs, Nuggs and Grizz with exciting young teams


Stephen A. delighted by Max's Kawhi mea culpa

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=29898060
The guy is always hilarious in his antics.
 

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jadis

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The read of the day.........Doc takes the blame but also revealing was that the team lacked chemistry which truly doesn't surprise me PG13 and Leonard do not have the chemistry that LeBron and AD have. Also revealing was how out of shape his players were and when the Nuggets upped the pace the Clippers were voluntarily coming out of the game for a breather

Coach Doc Rivers says he'll take blame after LA Clippers eliminated from playoffs

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id...ys-take-blame-la-clippers-eliminated-playoffs
That's a revelation, that is not much chemistry. And the shock is the revelation of a sports guy who covers the games that even on warm ups these was not enthusiasm among the Clippers players, no high fives after good plays etc.. And he knew it was not a good sign for the team in a seventh game.
 

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The read of the day.........Doc takes the blame but also revealing was that the team lacked chemistry which truly doesn't surprise me PG13 and Leonard do not have the chemistry that LeBron and AD have.
Maybe it has to do with James openly seeking Davis out. Inviting him to lunch, etc. Kawhi never did that to George. That the GMs of OKC and the Clippers came out with a trade package for George out of the blue was even a big suprise to many. And oh, by the way, they were even saying the magic of Jerry West was there then. West must be boggled by the turn of events now too.
 

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The read of the day.........Doc takes the blame but also revealing was that the team lacked chemistry which truly doesn't surprise me PG13 and Leonard do not have the chemistry that LeBron and AD have. Also revealing was how out of shape his players were and when the Nuggets upped the pace the Clippers were voluntarily coming out of the game for a breather

Coach Doc Rivers says he'll take blame after LA Clippers eliminated from playoffs

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id...ys-take-blame-la-clippers-eliminated-playoffs
At least one of a Coach's tasks is to prepare the climate for a good chemistry in a team. Or am I wrong? :rolleyes:
What a lame excuse :rolleyes:
 

Steve Williams

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Maybe it has to do with James openly seeking Davis out. Inviting him to lunch, etc. Kawhi never did that to George. That the GMs of OKC and the Clippers came out with a trade package for George out of the blue was even a big suprise to many. And oh, by the way, they were even saying the magic of Jerry West was there then. West must be boggled by the turn of events now too.
Perhaps but let's face it....does anyone think that Kawhi is a person you can cozy up to and call him your friend. He is a man of few words and has a blank look on his face all of the time. he never smiles. he never talks. he has one role and that is to bring a trophy to the Clippers and he and PG13 failed miserably. The guy has amazing talent but IMHO he lacks people skills

To me they will be contenders still but not without making some trades and Ballmer opening his check book once again
 

Steve Williams

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Steve Williams

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Steve Williams

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Duncan Robinson took 88% of his total shots from outside the arc this year. Today he is 4 for 5
 
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