I hate both of those teams but he is a dream come true for the Pats.
I understand both sides. I drove from Cincy to Indy to watch the Heat play the Pacers when LBJ was there. I was not a fan of the Pacers but it was only a 1.5 hr drive and it beats paying for a flight to Miami. Myself and 5 of my friends bought the tickets months in advance because we all have wives and children so we had to plan accordingly. Thankfully the full roster for both teams played. I would've been pissed if LBJ and/or D Wade didn't play when we went there. But I also understand that the loyalty of the players is to their home fan base. You can't have it both ways though so it is what it is. Sidenote: Seeing LBJ throw those crosscourt passes in person was pretty amazing.
I bet they know him now...dude is a beast!!
The depth is finally there. The D Line was top heavy for the past couple of years but now you can rotate guys in and not lose anything while keeping guys fresh. That sort of depth will pay big dividends as the season goes on.
Start Booker and play them both...kinda like Curtis Grant and Raekwon in 2014. I really don't think there is a dropoff if one goes in and the other goes out so make them split time out there.
I completely agree.
Yeah I know. I was just thinking about upgrading for a younger version of him. He's still effective but who knows when the big drop off might come for a guy his age!
It wouldn't hurt to take a flier on him. Like someone said above, if he proves to be too much of an issue, cut him. The preference would be a younger guy like Noel or just stick with Tristan and find a defensive minded/reasonably gifted on offense guy who can play and guard the 3 and 4 like Richard Jefferson did. Now that I am thinking this out while writing, they definitely need a younger guy that gives you what he gave them.
He might still be in the NFL if he would've agreed to try a position change. It's his life so it is what it is I guess.
Nice!! Gotta steal this one, thanks!
I love seeing stories like this...great job young man and keep on pushing!
This had me literally laughing out loud at work!!!!!
Good call HotSauceCommittee! The show was great. One of the things that stuck with me was when Box brought the prosecutor the new evidence and she said "We have more on the kid". It stuck with me because I am sure that happens to people in real life.
Take the opportunity and run with it young man!
I'm pulling for the guy. I love to see people reach their potential. It seems like everything is lining up for him to have an opportunity at doing so.
People who want to hold super long conversations first thing in the morning at work.
Anderson Paak "Malibu" is really good.
I'm all over this! The initial list of games is pretty good. Hopefully they do something where you can download additional games at a later date.
With him being the Vice President of the Player's Association I think he has to set the tone as far as players getting close to what they are actually "worth". He couldn't keep taking paycuts (small by millionaire standards) to win or whatever because it would make it harder for the "working class" NBA guys to get paid more money. This way all of them can get the most money available as well as stick it to the owners who have no choice but to pay them.
They should've put Kenneth Faried on the team instead of Harrison Barnes. You need an energy guy who can come off the bench to grab boards, defend, and flat out hustle. The scoring is covered by Melo, KD, George, Klay, Kyrie, etc.
I say start Richard Jefferson. He and LeBron can guard Green and Barnes. Love had no chance guarding either one of those guys. I know he's older but he can still be reasonably effective on both ends. Plus if you force a switch with him on one of the Splash Brothers he has a better chance than Love had at guarding them.
Nice subtle nod to Slim Charles in that second paragraph D.J.!
It really was. The popular narrative is that it's one of the worst but I think it's one of the best. It ties everything together.