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Old 01-21-2019, 04:41 PM
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Me too. I much preferred a world without Facebook and Twitter and 24-7 media coverage which I think encourage a different model for professional sports.
My God, it's like you read my mind. I will add that it's not only just in professional sports, in all walks of like in general.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:12 PM
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My God, it's like you read my mind. I will add that it's not only just in professional sports, in all walks of like in general.
Yep. It drives me crazy to see 90 percent of young people and even not so young just staring into their phones and swiping, even when in the company of others. They literally can't seem to avert their eyes. In the office people pull out the phone as soon as they get into an elevator. And it's very disruptive of meetings when people can't put the damn things down and pay full attention.
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:01 AM
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Donít block my shot and donít touch me.

Iím not sorry I missed the All Star game today.

Itís amazing how much defense they can jam into a 178-164 nail biter.
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:14 AM
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I had thought we might see 200 points from one side. Close.
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I watched the first half and here is my take: A game played with nobody playing defense and hardly any fouls being called is not a real NBA game. And of course the 178-164 score is not normal either.

But I was in awe of the players' artistry and athleticism. Did you see the things Giannis whats-his-name was able to do in the first quarter? The skill level of these players is absolutely extraordinary.

So I did enjoy watching it as a showcase, without any concern of who won or lost.

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Old 02-18-2019, 12:13 PM
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It was about a 1000 times better then the NFL Pro Bowl. They did tighten up the defense in the 2nd half. Not saying it was NBA Finals level intensity, but it did cut out most of the Harlem Globetrotters showboating that was going on in the first half.

That said, that first half bounce pass alley-oop from Steph Curry to Giannis, was absolutely incredible.

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It was about a 1000 times better then the NFL Pro Bowl. They did tighten up the defense in the 2nd half. Not saying it was NBA Finals level intensity, but it did cut out most of the Harlem Globetrotters showboating that was going on in the first half.

That said, that first half bounce pass alley-oop from Steph Curry to Giannis, was absolutely incredible.

Yes, the bounce pass was the play of the game. And I think the athletic ability of NBA players, combined with their incredible height, is simply awe inspiring. There might be things about NBA games that need improving, but as athletes these players are second to none, IMO.
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Agreed, it was easier to watch than the Pro Bowl.
That's a mighty low bar.
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And to provide follow up from my point of view, I haven't watched a Pro Bowl in decades either.

As for the bars, both are so low I wouldn't trip over either, so their relative height is irrelevant.
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I watched the first half and here is my take: A game played with nobody playing defense and hardly any fouls being called is not a real NBA game. And of course the 178-164 score is not normal either.

But I was in awe of the players' artistry and athleticism. Did you see the things Giannis whats-his-name was able to do in the first quarter? The skill level of these players is absolutely extraordinary.

So I did enjoy watching it as a showcase, without any concern of who won or lost.
I am sure I am out of synch these days, but I preferred the elegant fundamentals of Tim Duncan and many before him to all the streetball stuff.
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