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2012-13 General NBA Discussion Thread

  • 4ML
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I agree with everything Cuban said on the issue:


Cuban called the national television contracts "the money train" for the NBA, pointing out that those contracts are the difference in the league being profitable or not "by a long shot." "We're still a business. Resting the stars for the long haul one game earlier, one game later, sure. Resting when you've got our biggest customer at stake, that's a whole different animal."

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I also agree with his following statement:


"It's just as stupid to put a team in their fourth game in five nights on national television," Cuban said. "That's just as dumb. You're not going to get as good of a performance, and that's what you want to show.
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Mark Cuban should be the next comissioner of the NBA. He should be Stern's successor.

Everything he says is always right on the money.
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This sums up the point I was making earlier in the week. If you have watched majority of the Heat games, you'll reach the same conclusion.

The Heat are going merrily along at 12-3. They openly give off the impression they're constantly operating at three-quarters speed and will wait to see if opponents interest them.

Down by eight to the Houston Rockets with six minutes to play? Down by seven to theMilwaukee Bucks with four minutes left? Down to the Cleveland Cavs by seven points with less than two minutes? Down by nine to the Phoenix Suns without Dwyane Wade? Down by five with two minutes left against the San Antonio Spurs missing their top six players?

The Heat won all of these games and there didn't seem to be all that much luck involved, unless you consider Ray Allen hitting several wide-open clutch 3-pointers as lucky. It seems that when the Heat decide to step on the gas, there's still not much most opponents can do about it.


http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8700928/nba-brooklyn-nets-become-latest-miami-heat-challenger-fall




Against the Spurs - they were going at half speed after they saw the roster they had to go up against.
Originally posted by crzy:
Mark Cuban should be the next comissioner of the NBA. He should be Stern's successor.

Everything he says is always right on the money.

I love Cuban, but he's a hypocrite.

"I tried to find every angle not to [side with Stern], but I do know who pays our bills," Cuban said. "That is the driver for all things financial in sports — period, end of story. And when you [mess] with the money train you get [fined]."

Did he get fined for trashing Power Balance, an important NBA sponsor? I hope so, given his strong feelings on not messing with the money train.
Originally posted by ItouchMyself:
I love Cuban, but he's a hypocrite.

"I tried to find every angle not to [side with Stern], but I do know who pays our bills," Cuban said. "That is the driver for all things financial in sports — period, end of story. And when you [mess] with the money train you get [fined]."

Did he get fined for trashing Power Balance, an important NBA sponsor? I hope so, given his strong feelings on not messing with the money train.

An IMPORTANT NBA sponsor? Lol. They are bankrupt. Doubt they pay the NBA even 1% of those TV contracts.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by ItouchMyself:
I love Cuban, but he's a hypocrite.

"I tried to find every angle not to [side with Stern], but I do know who pays our bills," Cuban said. "That is the driver for all things financial in sports — period, end of story. And when you [mess] with the money train you get [fined]."

Did he get fined for trashing Power Balance, an important NBA sponsor? I hope so, given his strong feelings on not messing with the money train.

An IMPORTANT NBA sponsor? Lol. They are bankrupt. Doubt they pay the NBA even 1% of those TV contracts.

Ah, I see. A minor sponsor. So Cuban can publicly trash the league and a sponsor, so long as the sponsor is minor. He can do so on camera, in a manner designed to humiliate the league.

Cuban is a giant hypocrite. Always has been.
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:

Is that real? That's a horrible f**king idea if this picture is real.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:

Is that real? That's a horrible f**king idea if this picture is real.

Halloween picture, its real
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:

Is that real? That's a horrible f**king idea if this picture is real.

Halloween picture, its real

If they were retired, I'd say good s**t. But everybody knows he already is a power tripping dickwad, and particularly doesn't like Duncan. Why put this out there to fuel the fire?
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:

Is that real? That's a horrible f**king idea if this picture is real.

Halloween picture, its real

If they were retired, I'd say good s**t. But everybody knows he already is a power tripping dickwad, and particularly doesn't like Duncan. Why put this out there to fuel the fire?

Why not? Lol@ Duncan gettin' gangsta
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:

Is that real? That's a horrible f**king idea if this picture is real.

Halloween picture, its real

If they were retired, I'd say good s**t. But everybody knows he already is a power tripping dickwad, and particularly doesn't like Duncan. Why put this out there to fuel the fire?

Why not? Lol@ Duncan gettin' gangsta

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I dig it
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Pelicans
Originally posted by toeshawn:
Pelicans