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Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby Sandwurm88 » 19 Feb 2011 21:47

I've heard viewership is up from that slump of the 2006-2010 years when nobody really cared, and unfortunately this increase may be due to the whole Lebron thing. I'm a pretty big fan personally, and I'm a L.A Clippers fan. I'm not from L.A, I just like underdogs. My "home team" just got an All-Star, Amar'e Stoudemire but whatever, Spike Lee is still annoying. Any fans, here? Who do you like? What's your favorite dunk from this year's contest?

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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby SandRider » 20 Feb 2011 03:11

does anyone watch the what ?

whatchoo talkin bout, Sloey ?
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

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try this

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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby TheDukester » 20 Feb 2011 22:11

Sole Man wrote:Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Not willingly.

It's all a bunch of scripted, hip-hop bullshit, played by players with virtually no skill at the game of basketball. They are good at being big; that's it.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby Freakzilla » 21 Feb 2011 21:08

I hate it.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby Nekhrun » 21 Feb 2011 21:45

I say we put 'em on ice and see how it goes.

It's so fucking boring that this discussion about it is actually more interesting than anything basketball related since my 6th grade team got into it's second fight with the same team.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby Sandwurm88 » 23 Feb 2011 17:59

Well, I think saying that the players have virtually no skill at the game of basketball is a bit of a stretch, but it does get annoying how nobody plays defense in the regular season and the hustle level is about one fifth of college or even high school games.

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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby TheDukester » 25 Feb 2011 13:57

Sandwurm88 wrote:Well, I think saying that the players have virtually no skill at the game of basketball is a bit of a stretch ...

I don't.

• They travel every time they get the ball.

• Most of them have one move they've perfected, and that's it.

• Free-throw shooting is shaky at best.

• With some definite exceptions, most of them aren't good passers.

• Defense is optional, especially in the first three quarters.

The NBA, at its core level, actually has almost nothing with the actual game of basketball. It's 10 genetic freaks running up and down the floor and shooting every 24 seconds. The should put a big tent over the whole thing and bring in clowns and elephants.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby SandChigger » 25 Feb 2011 18:26

TheDukester wrote:It's 10 genetic freaks running up and down the floor and shooting every 24 seconds. The should put a big tent over the whole thing and bring in clowns and elephants.

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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby D Pope » 26 Feb 2011 01:41

Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?
I've heard viewership is up from that slump of the 2006-2010 years when nobody really cared, and unfortunately this increase may be due to the whole Lebron thing.

Here's a new angle on the question. Heard this on NPR a while back and thought of this thread.
Little to do with this discussion but...

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 ... e-nba-star
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby Sandwurm88 » 26 Feb 2011 16:50

Haha, very interesting. Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Pau Gasol aren't big enough now, or at least not at big as the starters for the All-Star Teams, all ten of which were black: Rose, Wade, Lebron, Stoudemire, Howard, Paul, Kobe, Durant, Anthony, Duncan...


And the culture of today's NBA, Blackistone says, is essentially hip-hop culture.

"You can go to a suburban mall and walk around, and you're going to see white kids walking around with baggy jeans, their underwear hanging out, listening to rap," he says.

"And so I think, to suggest that the NBA turns off white folks is maybe to suggest that it turns off maybe a certain generation of white folks – but certainly not the kids today."


This is true. I just came back from playing basketball with some kids at the town common, and they were all like this. I'm an NBA fan, and I like basktetball, but I don't like rap, more into any kind of rock, and i don't dress "ghetto" so I guess I'm an exception.

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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby Sandwurm88 » 26 Feb 2011 16:50

Haha, very interesting. Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Pau Gasol aren't big enough now, or at least not at big as the starters for the All-Star Teams, all ten of which were black: Rose, Wade, Lebron, Stoudemire, Howard, Paul, Kobe, Durant, Anthony, Duncan...


And the culture of today's NBA, Blackistone says, is essentially hip-hop culture.

"You can go to a suburban mall and walk around, and you're going to see white kids walking around with baggy jeans, their underwear hanging out, listening to rap," he says.

"And so I think, to suggest that the NBA turns off white folks is maybe to suggest that it turns off maybe a certain generation of white folks – but certainly not the kids today."


This is true. I just came back from playing basketball with some kids at the town common, and they were all like this. I'm an NBA fan, and I like basktetball, but I don't like rap, more into any kind of rock, and i don't dress "ghetto" so I guess I'm an exception.

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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby SandRider » 28 Mar 2011 00:10

Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

not until they catch up with mexican futbol ...

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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby TheDukester » 28 Mar 2011 00:32

Weirdest thing ... I actually did watch some NBA last night.

At a bar. With the sound down. And it was a game between two poor teams ... so, yeah, it had all that going for it.

And, sorry, Sole Man ... Sole Man, are you still out there? ... but the NBA still pretty much sucks. It's just an endless loop of isolation plays and pick-and-rolls. It gets farther away from actual basketball every year.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby Omphalos » 28 Mar 2011 00:53

SandRider wrote:Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

not until they catch up with mexican futbol ...



Pretty sure that's Italy. But WOW!

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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby SandRider » 28 Mar 2011 01:17

and it's facebook spam that's going around right now;
people are actually bitching about it on the original YouTube page ...
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

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by Omphalos » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:53 pm

SandRider wrote:
Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

not until they catch up with mexican futbol ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn5PvUz2bB8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Pretty sure that's Italy. But WOW!



Wow! That's some great t.v. right there. I mean, wow! Wow.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby inhuien » 28 Mar 2011 06:41

ffs, you guys are all misogynists!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby D Pope » 28 Mar 2011 11:53

Misogynists?!?
Doesn't that mean someone who enjoys a massage?
Or is it gives one...


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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby Freakzilla » 28 Mar 2011 13:03

D Pope wrote:Misogynists?!?
Doesn't that mean someone who enjoys a massage?
Or is it gives one...


:P


That's someone who likes femenists.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Watch the NBA?

Postby D Pope » 28 Mar 2011 14:46

EWWWW!

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