Lebron made a mistake... he went for the block and got faked out. He should've stood in front of him with his hands up
Me: "Looking at Parker's last floater, Lebron gambled with a block. If he would've just stood in front of Parker with his hands up, Parker wouldn't have been able to get a shot off, much less a clean one.
B-ball fan: LeBron still got his hand on it, almost preventing Parker from getting it off in time. That was just a crazy play by Parker, not much LeBron can do. And I'm not sure that can be considered a "clean" shot.
Me: not much LeBron can do?????????????
------STAND IN FRONT OF HIM WITH HIS HANDS UP. STATIONARY.--- instead of going for the block and get countered with an up and under.
That dude on ESPN was just going over this. Saying Lebron made mistake, he should've stayed between Parker and the basket and make him shoot over the 6'8 player with a 9ft standing reach.
You get negged for your snarky attitude, whether what you're saying is wrong or right.
doesnt sound like it on the first one.
Right, but I saw this dude being cun*ty about his points on another thread about LeBron being MVP even if the Spurs win. I was just giving him some constructive criticism about how he addresses people on the site, since he seems worried about his points.
he has better attitude than yours corny attitude, even when he said somthing legitimate you gonna try to dirt him for no reason just to get sympathy, you need to go find yourself cause you not true!
who cares about getting negged man? Good for u that the point u made was brought up on ESPN today, but don't come back here looking for sympathy points dude. The points on this website are nice, but there is no need to harp on getting negged.
On a side note, I agree LeBron would have been better off just staying in front of Parker and not going for the block, but when u are in the heat of the moment sometimes u bite on those pump fakes. This series is far from over, I see 7 games written all over it
I agreed with you
Everyone was scrambling around though, there wasn't much thinking on that play. I'm sure if I were in that situation, I would have gone for the block as well. Almost every player would have.
Wrector pretty much got it, you're going to get negs when you give people an attitude like this. Whether you're right or wrong, you still have to act like a civilized human being.
is a joke when it comes to basketball coverage. Seriously, I can't even watch Sportscenter anymore.
Excerpt from Sportscenter:
"We have baseball highlights to get to, and game one of the nba finals, but first let's go to sal palontonio who is live at jets minicamp."
Then you have their halftime show which is just homers all the way around Wilbon (Bulls) Magic (Lakers) and Simmons (Celtics).
I only watch games on espn. I like some of their writers on the website, but that is about it. I just watch NBATV and even then I find half of the things they say to be completely ridiculous.
Steve Smith is a classic example. He is likable, but he starts every sentence with "When you start to look at" Example: Kamla: So Smitty, what do the heat need to do to bounce back in game 2? Smitty: "Well, when you start to look at it, the heat need to..." It drives me effing crazy.
And on TNT, don't get me started on Shaq and Kenny Smith. Just because you were a good player doesn't mean that you can analyze and breakdown games for the casual fan to understand.
So my point is, just because some talking head says it doesn't make it true. Use your head. Their are a lot of smart basketball people on here whose opinion makes a hell of a lot more sense than the regurgitated bs that comes out of most of these guys mouths on tv.
That's because the only criteria for being an NBA "analyst" is that you once played or coached in the NBA. Sports are full of "analysts" who can't even speak clearly and rely on rhetorical filler phrases to get by; much less offer insightful opinions.
Whenever I hear an analyst on ESPN say a team won because "they wanted it more" I immediately pray that NBC and Fox can give ESPN some competition as soon as possible.
Hard to blame LeBron when Parker had to clearly travel to get the shot off.
Really hope your opinion wasn't validated by FirstTake....
So what happens if LeBron stands with his hands up and the shot goes in? Seems like a lose-lose, nitpicking situation.
Besides, despite Parker being a top 10 player (and where people rank him varies), it would still be a little demoralizing after scrambling to get a clean look then get his shot swatted out of bounds as the shot clock expires. Not to mention everyone in the arena is fired up, Patty Mills stops waving his towel, and Mario Chalmers refuses another high-five from Juwan Howard.
Does anyone know what the record for most negs on one comment is? I fully intend on breaking it someday...
Pretty sure EUROBALLER holds the top five all time spots. He's been in the triple digits several times over the years. He's the Bill Russell of Negs...er, I mean the Vasilis Spanoulis of Negs.