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2012-2013 NBA Playoffs Discussion Thread

Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Well yeah! I was talking strictly from a fans perspective...on how NBA can improve it's product. It's not like NBA is the most popular sport or even close to it - and there are reasons for it.

2002 WCF game 6

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I really like the way Memphis plays...I want them to come out of the West.

I think an awesome old school matchup would be Pacers-Memphis, but we all know Indy isn't making it.
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Well yeah! I was talking strictly from a fans perspective...on how NBA can improve it's product. It's not like NBA is the most popular sport or even close to it - and there are reasons for it.

It's not that far off. It's been estimated that 278 million people watched the Finals last year, which is only topped by events that happen every 4 years. (Soccer & Cricket WC's) The NBA's doing very, very well in terms of popularity.
I can't believe the Nets fired PJ. Is Michael Jordan calling the shots in Brooklyn too?
Originally posted by dobophile:
I can't believe the Nets fired PJ. Is Michael Jordan calling the shots in Brooklyn too?

I'd bet that the gigantic commie throws gobs of money at Phil Jackson.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by dobophile:
I can't believe the Nets fired PJ. Is Michael Jordan calling the shots in Brooklyn too?

I'd bet that the gigantic commie throws gobs of money at Phil Jackson.

and Dwight Howard
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Well yeah! I was talking strictly from a fans perspective...on how NBA can improve it's product. It's not like NBA is the most popular sport or even close to it - and there are reasons for it.

It's not that far off. It's been estimated that 278 million people watched the Finals last year, which is only topped by events that happen every 4 years. (Soccer & Cricket WC's) The NBA's doing very, very well in terms of popularity.

Yeah but that has less to do with the game of basketball and more to do with Lebron James. Can't measure the strength of a league off of one game. I would like to see how the ratio of the regular season games compares.

The late game delays do tend to drag too much. The one thing they can do is not allow a timeout by the other team just after a break/timeout to see how the other team is lined up. They should eliminate allowing the "save my ass" timeouts such as the one before the 5-second inbound or the loose-ball timeout.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by dobophile:
I can't believe the Nets fired PJ. Is Michael Jordan calling the shots in Brooklyn too?

I'd bet that the gigantic commie throws gobs of money at Phil Jackson.

and Dwight Howard

He can only throw a set amount at Dwight, and whatever it is, it's $30 million less than the Lakers. That's not to say Dwight wouldn't take it, but you can't just write a blank check for a player.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Well yeah! I was talking strictly from a fans perspective...on how NBA can improve it's product. It's not like NBA is the most popular sport or even close to it - and there are reasons for it.

It's not that far off. It's been estimated that 278 million people watched the Finals last year, which is only topped by events that happen every 4 years. (Soccer & Cricket WC's) The NBA's doing very, very well in terms of popularity.

Yeah but that has less to do with the game of basketball and more to do with Lebron James. Can't measure the strength of a league off of one game. I would like to see how the ratio of the regular season games compares.

The late game delays do tend to drag too much. The one thing they can do is not allow a timeout by the other team just after a break/timeout to see how the other team is lined up. They should eliminate allowing the "save my ass" timeouts such as the one before the 5-second inbound or the loose-ball timeout.

Not sure if you just misspoke, but the NBA Finals are more than just one game.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by dobophile:
I can't believe the Nets fired PJ. Is Michael Jordan calling the shots in Brooklyn too?

I'd bet that the gigantic commie throws gobs of money at Phil Jackson.

and Dwight Howard

They won't have cap space.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by dobophile:
I can't believe the Nets fired PJ. Is Michael Jordan calling the shots in Brooklyn too?

I'd bet that the gigantic commie throws gobs of money at Phil Jackson.

and Dwight Howard

They won't have cap space.

warriors in 6.... leggo
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Well yeah! I was talking strictly from a fans perspective...on how NBA can improve it's product. It's not like NBA is the most popular sport or even close to it - and there are reasons for it.

It's not that far off. It's been estimated that 278 million people watched the Finals last year, which is only topped by events that happen every 4 years. (Soccer & Cricket WC's) The NBA's doing very, very well in terms of popularity.

Yeah but that has less to do with the game of basketball and more to do with Lebron James. Can't measure the strength of a league off of one game. I would like to see how the ratio of the regular season games compares.

The late game delays do tend to drag too much. The one thing they can do is not allow a timeout by the other team just after a break/timeout to see how the other team is lined up. They should eliminate allowing the "save my ass" timeouts such as the one before the 5-second inbound or the loose-ball timeout.

Not sure if you just misspoke, but the NBA Finals are more than just one game.

Didn't write it correctly but last years Final's rating had a lot to do with James more than anything. About the timeouts, they need to do something about the bail-out timeouts or the "examining the situation" timeout immediately after a break or timeout by the opponent.
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Well yeah! I was talking strictly from a fans perspective...on how NBA can improve it's product. It's not like NBA is the most popular sport or even close to it - and there are reasons for it.

It's not that far off. It's been estimated that 278 million people watched the Finals last year, which is only topped by events that happen every 4 years. (Soccer & Cricket WC's) The NBA's doing very, very well in terms of popularity.

Yeah but that has less to do with the game of basketball and more to do with Lebron James. Can't measure the strength of a league off of one game. I would like to see how the ratio of the regular season games compares.

The late game delays do tend to drag too much. The one thing they can do is not allow a timeout by the other team just after a break/timeout to see how the other team is lined up. They should eliminate allowing the "save my ass" timeouts such as the one before the 5-second inbound or the loose-ball timeout.

Not sure if you just misspoke, but the NBA Finals are more than just one game.

Didn't write it correctly but last years Final's rating had a lot to do with James more than anything. About the timeouts, they need to do something about the bail-out timeouts or the "examining the situation" timeout immediately after a break or timeout by the opponent.

As opposed to the year before?
lol @ Stephen A saying that the Celtics are gonna trade Pierce, KG and Doc Rivers to the Clippers for Blake Griffin, Caron Butler, and Eric Bledsoe. That would be the dumbest trade of all time.