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I remember watching some classic Knick's games in New York sports bars.  A great sport with lots of action and fun to watch if you really care about your team.

 

 

After a season filled with injuries to superstars and a postseason that has been forgettable at times, the NBA gets a chance to salvage its 2014-15 campaign with a mouth-watering matchup in the Finals featuring the Warriors and Cavaliers.

The showdown is headlined by LeBron James (a four-time MVP and the league’s most dominant player) and Stephen Curry (the reigning MVP and the league’s most electrifying player).

 

I haven't watched any pro hoops this year so don't know who to pick.

 

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Put your money on the Warriors......

 

Better team and better coach............

 

Better record in the tougher conference...67-15 v 53-29...........

 

And they have the League MVP...................

 

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Put your money on the Warriors......

 

 

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Is this some home town bias by a Niner Fan?   :biggrin:

 

Wish we could watch the games together in Pattaya Khun Kahuna!  :drinks: or maybe :sign0196: at that time of day.

 

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Actually my NBA love is a bit farther north..................

 

I am unfortunately a Kings fan...But don't get to wear leather much here in the desert.....I do have a Kool Kings Aloha shirt though.......

 

The Warriors are the Kings rival....But for these finals I will root for the rival..........As I am sure most Kings and their fans will..........

 

BTW:  The Warriors actually play in Oakland in the same shitty complex that is home to the Raiders......Watched many games there....It stinks.........

 

But I hear that they soon might move back to The City By The Bay............

 

Love to watch the finals with you PD...and that Laker fan guy Thaibound.........

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All even after 4........

 

The NBA don't get no better than this............

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No one cares about the NBA finals........

 

Missing a great sport guys.........

 

The fundamentals are not much different than soccer....Except you don't use your feet....Its the movement of the ball

from side-to-side that creates baskets/goals....Much like soccer..........Like soccer you don't need much more than a ball and hoop to play....My first soccer camp that is what I was taught...If you understand basketball, you'll understand soccer....They were right..........

 

In any event looks as if the finals are over after just one game....

 

Irving is gone for the duration with a busted knee cap....

 

Spells doom for the Cavs..........

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Maybe someday the Knicks and the Kings will meet in the finals......The K v K finals...........

 

But not likely in my lifetime..............

 

I do love to watch the game though no matter who plays...

 

And so until that time, PD..................

 

"Until that time, Eustice, until that time..."

 
 
 

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That's cool....

 

And the Cavs did it with great defense.....

 

Now the Warriors have to win a game in Cleveland............

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Put your money on the Warriors......

 

Better team and better coach............

 

Better record in the tougher conference...67-15 v 53-29...........

 

And they have the League MVP...................

 

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Kahuna nails it.  Congrats to the Warriors!   :party0011: :party0011: :party0011:


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12 hours ago, Pdoggg said:

Steph Curry and the Golden State Showers beat the Thunder tonight. 

Now the Warriors need to win on the road iand also in a big Game 7.

I don't think there will be a game seven. But since I'm making the prediction there probably will be. 

I don't even start watching the NBA until about this time of year. Don't think I could even name one player on the Nuggets. Suppose I should root for OKC since they are a small market team. I've pretty much given up on the Nuggets as they have never reached the NBA finals and I only remember one trip to the conference finals (lost to Lakers 4-1). But OKC shows what a small market team can do with good management.

 

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4 minutes ago, Pdoggg said:

Steph and the Warriors advance to the Finals against Lebron and the Cavs.

  It was a pretty entertaining game of streaks. GS made it pretty tough for OKC to score at times in the second half. And then GS started raining 3s...

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50 Ways To Say Testicles

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It’s the oldest laugh in sports: Some poor schmoe takes a sports ball to the crotch, keels over and, once we’re reasonably sure no lasting damage has been done, the TV announcers deadpan some dad jokes while the camera pans around to giggling teammates. It’s as much a familiar sports yuk as other not-all-that-uncommon oddities, like a field player on the mound or the fat guy touchdown, only with funnier GIFs.

At least, that’s how things work when the hit comes in a relatively low-stakes setting. But what happens when the stakes are raised? And just as important, when reporters are forced to write about sportsmen kicking each other in the nuts, what do they write? This week has provided some answers.

In the hours after Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, the entire NBA-watching universe found itself poring over various angles of Draymond Green kicking Steven Adams right in the penis. Green was at risk of being suspended for Game 4, and suddenly the punchline was vital to the outcome of the NBA playoffs.1

Just as suddenly, reporters had to describe what had happened. Different outlets have different comfort levels when writing about the crotch. The New York Times, for example, threw idiomatic English out the door on first reference: “Exhibit A was that Green picked up a flagrant-1 foul — while hacked in the act of shooting — with 5 minutes 57 seconds left in the half by flailing a leg between those of Steven Adams, who wound up doubled over.” The New York Daily News, writing after the situation had resolved itself, was less weighed down by compunction: “Green will not be suspended for kicking Thunder center Steven Adams in the nuts during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday, the league indicated in a release.”

Clearly, a more thorough linguistic examination is in order. Out of practicality, when searching for the terms used by news outlets to describe the incident, I limited the search to online articles, and not broadcast or radio. I used Google’s advanced search function to look for articles in the last week about Adams or Bismack Biyombo, who was punched in the genitals by Dahntay Jones in the Eastern Conference Finals the night before Adams crumpled, and counted up who wrote what.

The sample includes articles from mainstream sports news sites such as ESPN, Yahoo, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and — for strictly liberal-media, East-Coast-bias reasons — a few of the New York tabloids. I threw in some old media standbys (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press) as a control group, as well as general sports blogs like SB Nation and Bleacher Report for more or less the opposite effect. I also sought out the most partial participants: local newspapers for each team, plus dedicated blogs for each team — Daily Thunder (the TrueHoop Network’s blog for the Thunder), Golden State of Mind (SB Nation’s for the Warriors) and Deadspin, a Warriors fan blog based in New York City.

In 96 articles, totaling a little more than 50,000 words, “groin” was used 148 times across headlines, body and photo captions. Of course, in sports, groin injuries can mean something very different from your basic knee to the crotch. So at best, this creates unnecessary ambiguity in order to demur from coarser language. The next most frequently used was some form of “below the belt” with 17 appearances, followed by “nuts” with 15, low blow with 14, a few variations of “private parts” totaling 12, “between the legs” with 10 and “balls” with nine. “Other” variations appeared 71 times, though this number is heavily skewed by a single Yahoo article that used 30 non-standard variations. This category includes a wide range of phrases — “nads” and “cobblers” and “Adams’s apples” alongside recitations of Green’s own softening quote, in which he repeatedly referred to the penis area as “down there.”

But the taxonomy of dong euphemism goes beyond basic totals. ESPN, for instance, is almost uniformly “groin” and “groin area,” while CBS clusters around “below the belt” and “low blow” and SB Nation is heavy on “between the legs.” Deadspin carries both “dick” and “balls,” frequently daisying the two as a complex noun.

Omission is just as much a function of the editorial hand as diction. In six articles appearing on NewsOK.com and Daily Thunder — both Thunder-leaning publications — some term for genitals was used 21 times; in six on SFChronicle.com and Golden State of Mind — Warriors rags — there were 14 mentions.

Perhaps most concerning, the word “penis” appeared just once, in an SB Nation article; the lone appearance of “testicles” came from a CBS podcast teaser; “scrotum” appeared once, pluralized. Any of these, and many of the others, would be preferable to “groin.”

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/media-groin-draymond-green-steven-adams/

 

 


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Yea it was an amazing finish. Unfortunately my Nuggets lost their game 7. But I think it likely they or Portland would be lucky to win one games vs Golden State.

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