If getting rid of dysfunction is their goal, the better not draft Ball. Hasn't the entire world heard... his dad comes as a package deal!?
On the surface I love that idea, but if I'm not mistaken, the NBADL did not exist the last time straight from HS drafts were allowed (or at least wasn't "established" well enough). That would definitely change the dynamic of a HS player's decision making process.
Pro: More demand for the NBADL and a bigger talent pool. More cities get teams and overall makes it a more interesting league.
Con (from a college perspective): Outside of some of the more elite programs, would you rather take 2 years in college or 2 years in the NBADL with a paycheck? Each salary is roughly equivalent to the cost of a year's worth of tuition, so unless they really care about the education the decision becomes a no-brainer, leaving the college game with a lot less talent.
On top of that, what do you do with a HS player that declares and isn't drafted? Do they get to still enroll somewhere and play? Make the draft 3 rounds to accommodate more players? Either way, a major league/minor league structure is something that gets a more solid base in the NBA world.
I'll be satisfied with a team that stays in the hunt for a tourney berth. They don't have to make it (I believe they can), but they have to show they want it instead of rolling over dead for a Rutgers team. Year 2 is then when the expectations, both in-season and recruiting, really begin.
Exactly. Not every coach is going to have excellence forever... there just comes a time to move on. Thad gets a handshake, a hug, and a thank you leaving as opposed to the push in the back so many other coaches get.
This is making me really curious about how their inventory/pre-order system works. Like... does it have a finite inventory, and does adding it to my cart remove the inventory so others can't add it? If so, I've got a perfect way to prank the Balls while also doing people a favor...
Don't forget a pair of those $425 jeans with fake dirt caked on them. Made by a former Nike designer no less. ("former" should be stressed)
It doesn't help any that the Balls' brand has the biggest train wreck of a mission statement that I've ever seen:
BIG BALLER BRAND is a Lifestyle Apparel company founded on core family values, and inspired by the 3 Ball brothers from Chino Hills, California.
Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo Ball are basketball players with Championship pedigree.
We are always striving for excellence through strong work ethic, passion, and commitment to win as a team.
Our company goal and purpose is to deliver the same qualities into the brand.
We are dedicated to produce the highest quality products to build brand loyalty.
Our mission is to provide a clothing line that is a reflection of what every Big Baller in the world expresses through what they wear.
Trust Big Baller Brand as a Lifestyle for the latest in apparel fashion and design for any occasion.
Welcome to our family.
Not to be THAT guy, but Vessel was their third album, but first as a signed band. First one was self-titled and has the style similar to Vessel (can be found on Spotify), but a tad more unpolished. Second was Regional at Best and a third of those songs ended up being re-worked and ended up on Vessel. That one is tough to find since their agreement with Fueled by Ramen all but removed it from reality. It's worth tracking down (Reddit has some people sharing through Dropbox) if you want to hear original versions of Ode to Sleep, Car Radio, and the like.
Forced turnovers? Nah, we do just fine with that on our own.
I know right? Losing to an undefeated #2 ranked team clearly means this season is lost.
You know, I actually didn't realize the championship game was at Raymond James. I was just referring to his time with the Bucs. But yes, you are (hopefully) correct!
At least he'll already know his way around the stadium.
Heck, even a 5 loss team can...
Fair enough. It's a hell of a lot more than most Michigan fans will admit on Day 2 of Defeat (2016 version).
"Back -- and to the left. Back -- and to the left."
I'm going to play devil's advocate here -- that's a bad picture. It takes a screenshot of the broadcast and just rotates it. It gives the illusion that we're looking right down the line, but you can still see that the image as at an angle from behind the play. That said, the bigger indicator of a first down was that we could plainly see where Alexander's backside was, and at the very forward point of the ball it was sitting on his backside. Ultimately this picture is nothing more than changing something to see what you want to see.
But Michigan fans seriously need to shut the f**k up about this being "photoshopped". I guess simply rotating an image is considered photoshopping these days.
TT is having a game so far.
Judging from the cheers it looks like the crowd was more energized for Zeke than their own home team. And can you blame them? One of them gave them years of joy while the other has offered decades of soul-crushing agony.
The "one foot yard line"... is that technically a thing?
Just die already Sparty.
I feel like I just saw H. Jon Benjamin in the stands...
2 more wins? Tall order for this team...
Nope. Nope nope nope. I'm officially giving up on the Browns.
You mean I don't actually have to buy 2 Cokes to get tickets this time!?