You bring up a great point that has puzzled me for more than a decade. People underestimate the quality of Ohio high school basketball. I've lived in several states and have always been surprised to see how much better OH basketball is.
I agree they have improved somewhat. I think Kyrie has really helped them along. But they still hold the ball too long and just don't seem to have an offensive plan other than get the ball to LBJ. And that works most of the time, especially in regular season. But it's pretty common to see them pass the ball around the perimeter for 15 seconds and then dump off to Lebron. That's not going to work in the finals. Don't get me wrong. I like the Cavs and I would love for them to win, but what their doing offensively just isn't very good. If they can get better movement with Irving and Love off the ball and run some more high screens to help with that, then they would be really really hard to stop. They have a new coach so maybe that will help them make their run.
Re GSW, I'm not sure they get past the Spurs even with Curry. I think the West is a little more open the East. Should be fun play off season from here on out, and I haven't said that for a while.
Delle is a disgrace to the game of basketball.
The Cavs match up well with every team in the nba. The Cavs have more individual talent at every position than all the teams out there, except at the 5 in some instances. The matching up is never the problem with them. Playing the game is the problem with them. They just don't play that great as a team. They hold the ball entirely too long, have pretty much zero offensive scheming, and pass like a jr high girls team. They keep games close because LeBron can power his way to the hoop on a clear out or iso, but I don't think they could beat any of the top 3 in the west in a 7 game series. They are playing basketball at significantly lower level than San Antonio or Golden State. Western Conference finals is where you'll see the two best teams in the NBA, and that's unfortunate because that series will go 7 games and completely wipe out the winner physically and mentally. The Cavs. Who do they have to beat? Miami? Toronto? Please. So the Cavs have a chance. It would be great for Cleveland.
When he falls down and gets back up to catch pass....that's what I'm talking about.
I guess I wasn't thinking about dope, Norcal. Maybe I'm too skeptical, but I see these guys and get concerned for them because PED abuse seems so likely at the college level. I hope it's as simple as you suggest.
I hope you're right, OSU. The level of ferocity and professionalism of this though...
Come on- you gotta be kidding me right? This tells me the tests aren't that great or the players figured out a method to get around them.
From day one I told my wife this is Mexican cartel. So easy to see. Only cartel kills mom sleeping with kid. That's not even something mafia does. Obviously cartel. If you look at arial photos they had multiple dogs that were likely silenced. Prob using suppressed weapons to avoid waking up entire house that could lead to armed confrontation. You don't infringe on Mexican drug money. They should have known better. Killers will never be caught. And by the way, that's a crazy place to live down there. Chillicothe serial killer. And in early January of this year mom and daughter about 15 miles away were killed while they were sleeping- still haven't found killer.
This. I don't get the hate. He's the best shooter ever. And he hasn't been doing this very long. And he does get knocked around. They use him to set screens at the top against post players for crying out loud. He almost got killed by Zac Randolph setting a screen fro Green. The warriors are playing light years ahead of everyone else in the league. It's not even close. They can run stuff on offense that no one can touch. They are smart, disciplined and well coached. People give the Spurs lots of praise, and they should. But the Warriors can run the Spurs offense with their eyes closed. And then they can switch it up and go small with Green as the center up top. They're amazing. Hate them if you want. Maybe they'll lose, but they are playing the highest level of basketball that has ever been played. Ever. And Curry is so young. Okay maybe he's not the athlete that LBJ is. But as far as basketball goes this team is tops, and for a purist, they're a little bit of basketball heaven. Too bad the Spurs weren't in the East so we could have a real finals.
Warriors aren't going to lose the title this year and the Cavs might not even get out of the East. The offensive schemes that the Warriors can throw at a team are mind numbing. They can run a triangle. They can run small with Green out on the top. They can run the Spurs offense with big guy on top corner. They can use Curry to set screens up top. You guys might not like them because they're trendy or whatever, but as far as actual basketball goes they're one of the best teams to ever play the game. Kerr is an excellent coach and they have the perfect guys for what they do. All of those things combined is why people love to watch them. Don't get me wrong, I like me some Cavs, but the Cavs are completely boring, especially in a playoff series because 50% of what they do is Iso LeBron or pull up and shoot the 3 LeBron. Kerr and Popovich have taken the game of basketball to the next level. It's a shame that the East doesn't have a team to compare with the Spurs or Warriors- I'm not convinced the Cavs would even beat OKC in a playoff series.
I just think about this and remember something about vengeance isn't my business.
Best way to never come out on the bad end of a fight is to never fight.
This times a million...
Similar thing happened to me and my kids a couple years ago at Walmart. Walking into store with family when car rips through lot at 50+. I put up my hands and tell them to slow down. They slow down and start cussing at me and take another slow drive by. Punks. What's the world coming to?
3M, that's all we can notice! So hard to see game like this.
Espn screwing buckeye fans again. This is the absolute worst camera angle for basketball. It's pretty much un watchable.
Have a good friend who had the same problem. His was caused by benching 500 pounds on a regular basis. They can do surgery and move the nerve to relieve pressure on it. The guy who did the surgery is pretty good- also a friend- Dr. Dawson in Galion, OH. Def get it checked out. Long term nerve issues are not good.
Larry taught me to pass and cut when I was about 9 years old. His kids went to a neighboring school and he came to a local school camp on a Saturday morning to help out. I remember there wasn't any hero talk or anything of the sort; he just came to help kids learn to love basketball. I didn't think much of it because I was so young, but my dad thought it was pretty cool. At my age today, and being so busy, I realize how cool it was of him to do that.
Haven't read Shot in the Heart, but I'll check it out. Family and childhood is so impactful. I have 3 kids- one of them a Phoebe- and I pray to God so desperately that I don't mess them up. It kills me to see little kids struggle with so many challenges today that didn't exist when I was young.
Holy crap, DJ. The story of Phoebe is absolutely heartbreaking and depressing. Granted it was well written and captivating, and should be required reading for everyone. But, probably ruined my day, so thanks for that. You need to give a disclosure to the effect of, "yeah this is going to win a pulitzer, but it will wreck you if you read it."
Nick + John + Radio= Super Jack-wagons.
Nick + John + Coach Herman + Radio = Hilarious.
You said...No I didn't. Yes you did. No I didn't. Yes you did. No I didn't. Well I was first. No you weren't. Yes I was. Well you were wrong. No I wasn't. Yes you were. But you said. No I didn't.
We use apple tv. No monthly subscription and I get a cable news with it, PBS, and a bunch of other stuff. You can get showtime with your apple tv. I think it's $10/month. I used it to watch homeland and it was worth it. We just got tired of paying $60+/month for cable. I buy the shows I want- four or five a year on iTunes and I'm all set. Money is tight for us or we would have just kept the cable, but $60 matters to me.
Dude took the meds. Not a big deal. I think he would be stupid not to. Not sure why they just don't regulate it and allow for it post injury/surgery. This is the same way that the cycling stuff came out a few years ago. A couple "shady and unbelievable" people. Crazy news stories. Then finally the damn breaks, and cycling is a much bigger deal than the NFL on a global level. The truth will come out and it won't matter. Listen, you're really naive if you think 80% of the NFL isn't doing PEDs.
Go Bama! They're gonna curb stomp those arrogant douche bags from Lansing. I don't get all this, "Let's pull for the BIG team." Screw that. Everyone knows Dantonio is an arrogant prick looking for a reason to be butt hurt so he can get his team to buy into the under dog and revenge card- sophomoric leadership. And Cook...LOL. Let's stop pretending that a good MSU helps us. The Jackwagons from Lansing need taken down a few pegs and Bama is just the team to do it.