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thegoodlife3
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Kevin fuckin’ Durant

6/15/2021 10:58:28 PM

StTexan
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Hard to hate on him today

6/15/2021 11:12:51 PM

jocristian
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Easy as hell to hate on the bucks though. Harden out there playing decoy and even despite KD's monstrous performance, the bucks had a 20+ point lead they choked away and even in the final moments, it was brain dead play after brain dead play.

3 min left with Giannis posting up harden 1 on 1 and he settles for a fadeaway mid range J? They should have been hunting Harden all game, and they didn't. Noone could guard KD, but do they even try putting the multi time DOP on him? Nah, that makes too much sense. Let's have PJ in foul trouble do his best, with a little Middleton sprinkled in there so he can bang 3s over their heads. Put that on Bud or Giannis, but good grief.

6/16/2021 2:39:11 PM

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"3 min left with Giannis posting up harden 1 on 1 and he settles for a fadeaway mid range J? They should have been hunting Harden all game, and they didn't."


To be fair, Harden is an EXCELLENT post defender. People who shit on Harden's defense haven't actually watched basketball since he played for OKC.

6/16/2021 3:22:13 PM

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A healthy Harden is an above average defender when he wants to be (rarely in the regular season, but sometimes in the playoffs). Excellent is a stretch. It's fair to say this is a moment he cared. A one-legged Harden play post defense against someone 6 inches taller than him and the freakiest athlete in the NBA... and all that happened was a fadeaway jumper? Give me a break.

If my shitty ass self was given the ball with three minutes left and I had to take a shot against Harden, that's the shot I would have taken (if I could even get it off). A two time MVP should be able to do something better than that.

Anyway, that was just one moment in a half of completely idiotic basketball the bucks played to choke the game away.

[Edited on June 16, 2021 at 4:45 PM. Reason : d]

6/16/2021 4:43:38 PM

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It is not a stretch to say Harden is an excellent post defender.

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"Last year, he had the second best points per possession numbers for any post defender who got posted up a minimum of 12 percent of the time, according to NBA Stats. "


That is elite.

He's never going to be a great perimeter defender, as he really doesn't have the lateral quickness to be a lockdown defender on guards. Even so, he's still for great hands and can get steals. Posting up Harden is not a recipe for success, for anyone. If you want to take advantage of his defense, that is the absolute last way to do it, especially for an athletic freak like Giannis.

I realize you don't care about facts and are just letting your blind hatred of Harden shine through, so I'll be moving on now. Thanks.

6/16/2021 5:18:49 PM

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Just saw a tweet about that
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"So, about that Harden post defense, it may not be what you think

Most Post Plays Defended, Last 3 Seasons
1. Harden ... 666
2. Jokic ...... 547
3. Capela ... 469

Out of the top 10 most active post defenders in that timeframe, he also ranks 1st in points allowed per post (0.83) https://t.co/HIkkPWpwEA "

6/16/2021 5:39:04 PM

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^^ I have no hatred for Harden. The guy is hurt. He had 5 points. Kudos to him for being a decoy. Any competent team would have exploited the shit out of him and forced him to the bench. The bucks are going to lose the series now even without Kyrie and Bud is gonna get fired because he is terrible at making adjustments in game which is basically what the NBA playoffs are about.

I don't even think he's a bad defender. But as per usual, you nitpick one thing in my posts, ignore the rest and erect a giant strawman for me to chase and then my dumbass takes the bait. Congratulations.

Regardless of your thoughts on Harden, are you trying to tell me the best shot in that moment in a close game was a fadeaway jumper by Giannis? GTFO. If Harden is an elite defender like you say, that only strengthens my case.

6/16/2021 6:10:56 PM

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No, but the best shot is to not post up an elite post defender. Giannis made a poor decision, but going at Harden in the post in the first place was just as poor a choice.

6/16/2021 7:10:29 PM

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Giannis needs to work on his post game. I don't care how good a defender Harden is, Giannis should be able to physically get to the basket against him. He just isn't a dog like some other players, he dominates in the paint and then decides to settle for 3 pointers.

6/16/2021 8:00:11 PM

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Sixers watched the bucks last night and were like “hold my beer”.

Always a good sign when you have 2 max players on your team completely healthy combine for 12 pts

6/16/2021 11:01:01 PM

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It's hard to consider B. Simmons a professional basketball player when he is shooting 33% on FT's.

6/18/2021 8:58:43 PM

jocristian
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It sucks how the guy just can't figure out shooting even a little bit with all his other physical gifts. I feel bad for him.

And Philly can't win a title with him as a max player. You just can't tie up that much of your cap on a guy with so many holes in his game. He is barely playable in crunch time.

6/18/2021 10:23:33 PM

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"You just can't tie up that much of your cap on a guy with so many holes in his game."


to be fair, he really has one hole - he just can't shoot from anywhere beyond dunking range.

6/18/2021 10:35:24 PM

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no wonder Lebron didn't pick any Jazz players for his All Star team

6/19/2021 1:11:15 AM

jocristian
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They are who we thought they were.

I have a feeling it's gonna be a messy offseason. If you can't beat the clippers without Kawhi, it ain't happening for you.

Rudy is like Simmons. If you have a max player on your team with no offensive game, you are screwed.

6/19/2021 6:38:08 AM

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Especially if he's a defensive star but can't play away form the rim and even gets beat at the rim by Reggie Jackson

6/19/2021 10:38:05 AM

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Gobert is probably the best player in the NBA at infecting others with covid though

6/19/2021 2:29:07 PM

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lol Giannis is basically timing his free throw routine to the crowd's counting chant

6/19/2021 10:20:27 PM

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god damn, durant

6/19/2021 11:08:06 PM

justinh524
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What a loser. If he had put his feet down half an inch back this series would be over

6/19/2021 11:12:35 PM

thegoodlife3
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shoutout to that one MAGA dude who doesn’t post here anymore who once said KD was maybe a top 20 player

6/20/2021 1:40:30 AM

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Please win Hawks.

6/20/2021 3:54:09 PM

StTexan
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I mean wtf Simmons. He had like an easy dunk and passed it. Please win Hawks.

6/20/2021 10:19:11 PM

jocristian
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I almost feel bad for the dude. He has the yips or some mental block. It’s insane that a Simmons / Harden trade was on the table at the beginning of the season and it wasn’t totally crazy. Can philly get a mcollum or Beal in the off-season? No way Simmons comes back right?

6/20/2021 10:46:24 PM

StTexan
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Isn’t he on a max deal? Who wants that contract?

6/20/2021 10:50:53 PM

rwoody
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Simmons Harden wouldn't be much worse than what the Rockets got tbh

6/20/2021 11:08:19 PM

StTexan
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ATH off today. SAD! Would like to see general consensus between sports pundits.

6/21/2021 11:08:19 PM

justinh524
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Why would you watch that garbage

6/21/2021 11:27:25 PM

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" Would like to see general consensus between sports pundits."

6/21/2021 11:44:19 PM

justinh524
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Just go on twitter

6/22/2021 1:00:48 AM

StTexan
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Who should i read, so that i get full scope of view points

[Edited on June 22, 2021 at 1:26 AM. Reason : Points]

6/22/2021 1:25:34 AM

thegoodlife3
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the ball

it doesn’t lie

holy shit

6/23/2021 12:00:15 AM

justinh524
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lol paul george

lol ty lue

6/23/2021 12:04:59 AM

thegoodlife3
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not sure what you’re calling Lue out for, unless he yelled to distract PG while he was taking those free throws

6/23/2021 12:12:45 AM

justinh524
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because he took like 10 minutes to get the right players on the floor for the final play. he's a clown.

6/23/2021 12:15:07 AM

thegoodlife3
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good one

clowns don’t coach their teams to a second round series win without their best player

[Edited on June 23, 2021 at 12:28 AM. Reason : .]

6/23/2021 12:27:53 AM

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Lol ty lue is a shit coach

6/23/2021 5:04:45 AM

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I wouldn't clown Ty Lue for the player sub thing. If anything, it was him trying to sneak in better matchups. I would clown him for continuing to play Zubac big minutes. I heard a stat that the Clips have some ridiculously poor record when Zubac plays more than 20 minutes these playoffs. When they go small with Batum or Morris playing the 5, they win. They literally won the Utah series playing small ball. And yes, Ayton is better than Gobert offensively but he is getting abused by Ayton anyways.

Is there a more punchable face in the NBA than Pat Bev? Everything the guy does gets on my nerves.

6/23/2021 9:27:31 AM

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He knew he wasn't getting away with it, and yet he kept standing there like an idiot wasting everyone's time.

6/23/2021 12:31:42 PM

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Happy for the Suns epic win AND nut puncher CP3 didn't contribute!

6/23/2021 1:09:42 PM

StTexan
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Lets go Suns and Hawks

6/24/2021 2:03:43 PM

Kickstand
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Let's go Yannis & Kaw-he

6/24/2021 2:47:56 PM

justinh524
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Let's go Trae

6/24/2021 5:24:40 PM

TreeTwista10
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lol

6/25/2021 10:29:00 PM

justinh524
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Muh hawkes

6/25/2021 10:50:23 PM

StTexan
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Muh suns

6/27/2021 1:05:52 AM

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Muh Tyronn Lues

6/27/2021 3:19:42 PM

thegoodlife3
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http://twitter.com/kirkgoldsberry/status/1409862491295911937

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Tyronn Lue when facing elimination:
10-2 record, best in NBA history by a head coach
(min. 10 games)

Tyronn Lue with chance to clinch series
12-1 record, best in NBA history by a head coach
(min. 10 games) https://t.co/YCNiGhyXSh"

6/29/2021 9:23:13 AM

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"When they go small with Batum or Morris playing the 5, they win."


I hate to say it...

Boogie played well too though. I still can't stand Beverly.

6/29/2021 9:27:44 AM

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