I don't come to this site anymore because people are average when it comes to BASKETBALL knowledge... And when I do point something out, people QUIT... LOL... I don't understand it... I have respect for GatorHeels because he actually COME BACK at you. But some of you don't know what the hell you're talking about and when someone points it out *crickets*... Or you give your opinion and NO facts behind it... A few months ago this site was great... A lot of debates with Folks who had basketball knowledge... Now? I can name maybe 8 that post almost everyday... No one wants to debate anymore...
Seriously, this site is sucking major bullocks right now. I used to be a regular poster for a few weeks. Then... people started to post their random trade ideas with no basis other than to make their home team better through the trade. I mean, most of them do not even make that much sense when all factors are considered. And also, now we have these pansies who make threads to apologize for making crappy comments or to say hello for joining the site. That &$#%#&@! me off, cuz we should be here to talk ball. Another reason why I don't post much on this site anymore is the fact that people keep sharing their feelings and stuff and make fun of each other on the threads. This forum quality on this site has seriously gone downhill in the last 2 months or so. If you want to be a part of a better forum community, join Inside hoops. There isn't really any pointless bickering and pretending to be James Harden or Al Farouq Aminu. Also, the thread quality is monitored and posted so that I can shuffle through the best forums of the day.
It's called i work 45 hours a week give me a break. I can't entertain you guys every waking moment of my life without getting paid for it. jeeze.
I hate this site. =)
Name the 8!!!
You're one of 8...
I'm a loser and you have a chain in your mouth ONLINE... LOL... Right... How about you go read some books and leave the thuggin alone youngin.... LOL...
You, sheltwon, yupyup, iggy, dude with Jordan hill as his avator, gatorheels, even D Hamp shows some knowledge... Prolly a couple more... And Auber...
Is that bad if I'm not listed???????????
Tuck243.... I havent' see you in a long time bro! Where have you been? Anyway, really what happened was that more users than usual were creating accounts with this site during March Madness, the zenith of the basketball season. The new users (there were alot of them) created great forums and debate. Well when basketball season ended, many people went away. Honestly, I had been visting this site for about seven years before creating an account in March. But lately, the site has gone down hill a little, probably because it's the summer and there isn't much basketball news. Things will get better during the season. I used to always pick on people and talk trash, but I haven't done that in about a month now. I let my posts and my signature speak for itself. I still love this site.
Dhamp...the greatest basketball mind in the world. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.
what about me?
yeah, not many people have been posting lately,
and knicksboy, you'd be on my list.
your list for what?
for the people that post everyday and are more knowledgeable of the game
comon' i know im new to posting, but i've followed this site a while and good posts, with reasons why i posted it, i hate it when people just say no and dock you points and don't give reasons
I was really feelin' this site 3-4 months ago... Great topics with great arguments and debates from dudes who had some serious b-ball brains. I ain't had a good argument in months. I'm slaughtering the dudes at work and the gym. This site was my go-to move... I knew I could come here and get a good ass argument or hear one. Now the topics are somewhat lame... We have new dudes talking about 'role plays' and 'gentle teddy bears'. Majority of the arguments are terrible and we now have dudes making outrageous statements with no intent to even back it up w/ facts. I don't even bother to open some topics now.
Other than xbadgerhustler, tuck, iguodala, d hamp, sheltwon, yupyup, lperez22, gator, auber... A couple other dudes here and there, I'm just not feeling the arguments or the statements. kacey4321 is coo. And the only new dude really having an impact on me is qgotham15 at this point.
once basketball season kicks up...this site will be packed again
no love for me? the perfect time is in between school letting out and the draft, its perfect then.
Agreed. People just wanna make claims, and then they don't have any reasoning behind their ideas... I think it's mostly because there isn't much of anything going in basketball right now so people are bored.
Some people are also really sensitive if you disagree with something they say. It's ok to disagree on things lol. Just cuz I disagree with someone does not mean that I am out to get them.
New people have to stop creating so many topics and just debate on the good topics.... which are few and far between right now. i don't even read 90% of the topics cuz they don't even sound interesting
Hate it or Love it......Its Just Your Opinion
I ready for the season too! Omgoodness, its been really boring so far with no real franchise changing moves or players. But I know for a fact alot of guys will start the topics and discussions when it starts. I appreciate all you guys though, even when you disagree with me, because you guys have alot of great points man. Yall pick my brain and see how I think and its actually increasing my perspective on the game. I went from just a guy that used to impress friends and family with my "knowledge" on basketball, to a guy that can name players and not feel like Im the only one that knows about them. Its real cool man. Just stop with the trades and mock drafts and the other crazy topics and we have a site that we can all love.
You're one who knows NOTHING!!! The rest of all I didn't mention IDK? R-Dot? birdman? I haven't seen some of your posts so IDK... I apologize if you feel shafted... But I know KICKSBOY34 is dumb... How in the hell you don't know what MLE is? Get on his a$$ and all you hear is *Crickets*... Trust, you're 1 of problems with this site now...
tuck u sound like an elitist EY/PWC lol
why is knicksboy 34 a problem?
lol....Tuck...i know what a MLE is buddy. I know more about basketball then you will ever kno...your just mad i get respect.
Everybody just needs to chill. This isnt even about basketball. Who cares about who some guy you dont know thinks are the 8 best posters on the site. This isnt a popularity contest. Just share knowledge, news, and opinions. Its not a dick measuring comp.
I agree with Knicksfreak. Tuck is still a hater though
I've seen a few people have this problem too with other folks. It was a thread about his beloved Knicks. How they're going to get all these folks in 2010 and how much ROOM they'll have under the cap. So, me being me, I say NOT possible to sign 2 franchise players or even 1 and have a team. He goes into this rant about how many contracts their sheeding and MLE, so on... Then says that there is only one Franchise player in 2010 and that's LBJ... LOL... I know!!! So, I go back to him and shoot all that ish down and tells him what in the hell a MLE really was (because he didn't know the truth behind it)... And then NOTHING... I mean nothing... He didn't write a rebuttal to ish... Just left and went to another thread... LOL...
for real tuck, your a punk a$$, leave the site
i have to agree with tuck, if someone opposes your opinion you generally just fold and say they shouldn't question your vast basketball knowledge instead of arguing the point
LOL....it seems your the only one who cares and remembers that
That's why your upset? One topic that you didn't beat me on...wow dude, get over yourself. I dont care we can still argue man I dont care.
I dont back down from noone.
if you think knicksboy34 is wrong alot instead of calling Knicksboy34 an names just start proving hes wrong .namecallings not going to get the other members respect.
Badger....shut up man. Your mad because i flat told you the Hawks aren't title contenders.
you do do that sometimes. but not that often.
hahahahaha lol, i couldn't care less whether or not you think the hawks are title contenders. i'm not a fan of them at all. but i would like some sort of explanation as to WHY you would completely write them off... they certainly have the talent...
Horford, Pachulia, Murray, Crawford, Johnson, Bibby, Marvin Williams, Evans, Josh Smith, Teague...
I'm not saying they are going to win anything, but i definitely don't think you can just say they aren't going to be title contenders. anyone can just SAY anything... that's what tuck is saying, and not just to you, but to everyone. don't just say something. take the time to think about what you're saying and the reasoning behind why you're saying it
When I give you one-line that because there is only one reason.
what is that one reason?
exactly my point. stating one opinion does not give any reasoning.
not to sound to cocky or anything, but the site kept going on while you were gone. If you have a problem with us other users then maybe you should just leave. I agree their is allot new users that won't listen to other opinions.
Horford, Pachulia, Murray, Crawford, Johnson, Bibby, Marvin Williams, Evans, Josh Smith, Teague
You take Bibby off this team, who is the guy who playmakes for these guys? Joe Johnson will look for a new team...He can go to NY and make money and still be the #1 option or go to a team where he can just get a boatload of money and lose all year. Teague (even in college) was a scoring point. He wont change that. At best he is a 5,6 apg guy. Josh Smith need someone to create for him and at best is a #2 option without a jumper. Murrary, Evans and Marvin are off the bench guys at best. Crawford is the biggest chuck in the NBA. Horford is nice but not a superstar and Pachulia is not that great.
If Bibby begins to decrease this year...if I'm Joe Johnson...why stay? Why go back to 30 win seasons and having to be the PG/SG for 82 games?
30 wins what are you talking about? and i think this team is going up not down Bibby has a few good years left in the tank, and they have a lot of young players developing, and Biby is more of a scoring pg than people think, hes not quite like Nash, or Kidd.
some of you are throwing shots at me... It only proves me right... Knicksfreak maybe you're right, but I do know this, how can someone share knowledge if the person sharing it isn't knowledgeable? Then you have posts about trading certain players to teams... When that's not even a REAL rumor... LOL... If you want to do these type of trades do it in the video game... Not here...
I'm only speaking about this because I used to go at it on this site with folks... Sometimes people got me, I will admit, but at least I knew what I was talking about... Half of the people on this site say ONE sentence and give no realible info...
No credible evidence... LOL...
Example: I sent out a thread with DETAILS on how to rank the best players 1-5 and give descriptions why... It wasn't to disagree, just to see how people view players... Some people just put "I think LBJ is the best!!" LOL... That's it? or ranked them 1-5 and called it a day... or added 6-10 with no descriptions...
Like come on... You can't say you don't feel a certain way about people half-a$$ing it and posting non-sense about the essence of basketball...
I think maturity is something that holds Atlanta back. Josh Smith doesnt listen to anybody and falls in love with his own shot. Crawford is a ball hog too. The only unselfish players on that roster are Johnson and Bibby. Bibby is a shell of his former self and never took over the Hawks locker room like I thought he would. They have as much raw talent as any team but chemistry is a very underrated aspect of basketball. They're just another example that it takes more than great athletes to win, you need the right puzzle pieces. Crawford will help them though because they only had a few deep threats in the past. The problem for them is that there is only one basketball. Washington is another team with a ton of talent but no true leader.
Before Bibby came in, this team was a 30 win team who had Joe Johnson running the point alot. If Bibby's game regresses, Johnson will need to run the point until Teague is ready...
tuck...if you dont like the site...you can logout...not like we would care.
that was before they had Horferd, and Williams, and Smith were both a lot younger, and they have Crawford now, a 20pt scorer.
lol i wouldn't call bibby a playmaker, first of all. bibby is not much more than a 5,6 apg guy anyway.
it sounds to me like you're reasoning for johnson leaving is that he's leaving for the money and to be a #1 option... that's flawed logic to me considering the Hawks can offer him the biggest contract and he ALREADY is the #1 option in ATL.
Crawford is the biggest chuck in the NBA? ok.... just not even going to acknowledge that comment.
"why go back to 30-win seasons (with the hawks)" what would lead him to believe he will have anything but that playing with teams like the knicks or the twolves?