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Old 01-12-2013, 02:33 PM   #46 (permalink)
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The heat are the favorites but not a lock. Check. The west is better than the east. Check. The lakers could potentially jell. Check. The nets aren't that good. Check. I must be missing something bro.


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The heat are the favorites but not a lock. Check. The west is better than the east. Check. The lakers could potentially jell. Check. The nets aren't that good. Check. I must be missing something bro.


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Jesus.


You explain that the Nets aren't "playing like contenders" so they're out. You pretty much write off every team in the East. You then throw teams like the Warriors as serious conteders and say the Lakers are contenders as well, even though it will take a miracle for them to even make the playoffs at this point.

I'm not sure why I have to explain whats wrong about that. Not to mention you say these things as fact, not personal opinion. You talk about the Lakers injuries, like the Pacers, Nets, etc haven't faced their own set.


Again, outside of Heat fans you're probably the biggest homer on the boards. You trying to deflect that on me is hilarious. My homer comments? "I think the Pacers have a very outside chance of stunning the Heat if everything went perfect for them." Outlandish!
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No, apparently an outlandish homer statement is saying that you're extremely talented, albeit underachieving team has the ability to jell and make noise.


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Re: Are the Heat still a Finals lock?

Knicks have a chance to upset the Heat once Amare gets back. Amare and Chandler would need to impose their will down low, and try to force the Heat out of small ball, making them less an offensive threat.
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Right after you right off a team like the Nets for not impressing you enough even though they have a much better record? Yea, its the epitome.
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Knicks have a chance to upset the Heat once Amare gets back. Amare and Chandler would need to impose their will down low, and try to force the Heat out of small ball, making them less an offensive threat.
Amare has looked like shit from most I've seen him so far. But then they have unexpected guys impressing like Copeland.


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Re: Are the Heat still a Finals lock?

The notion that Eastern Conference sucks is blasphemy. The East is a playoff conference, not really a regular season conference like the West.

Boston, Pacers, Chicago will always compete at a high level in playoffs. Knicks and Brooklyn and Atlanta will be tuff as well.

Are the Heat favorite? Of course they are...They won the title last year with a seriously injured Wade and Bosh.
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The notion that Eastern Conference sucks is blasphemy. The East is a playoff conference, not really a regular season conference like the West.

Boston, Pacers, Chicago will always compete at a high level in playoffs. Knicks and Brooklyn and Atlanta will be tuff as well.

Are the Heat favorite? Of course they are...They won the title last year with a seriously injured Wade and Bosh.
So wait are you saying that the East has more powerhouse teams than the West?

And Wade wasn't "seriously" injured. If he was he wouldn't have played in any of the games.
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So wait are you saying that the East has more powerhouse teams than the West?

And Wade wasn't "seriously" injured. If he was he wouldn't have played in any of the games.
I don't think he's saying the East is better than the West.

Hes probably just tired of "Well yea..... in the East." type comments.


The East has many strong teams, they just don't have the quality middle ground of teams the West does.
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Re: Are the Heat still a Finals lock?

Boston's begun playing much better, and very well may make a significant addition. They were always destined to coast through the regular season, so it's way too early to take them out of the second tier in the East.
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Boston's begun playing much better, and very well may make a significant addition. They were always destined to coast through the regular season, so it's way too early to take them out of the second tier in the East.
Agreed. Its not like they're pushing KG and Pierce right now to leave it all out on the floor.

I'd say this year is the current form of the Celtics last shot at glory before having some serious decisions to make.
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Agreed. Its not like they're pushing KG and Pierce right now to leave it all out on the floor.

I'd say this year is the current form of the Celtics last shot at glory before having some serious decisions to make.
I'm all for trying to package Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, and Courtney Lee to the Lakers for Pau and maybe Meeks and Jamison; gambling that a return to living on the block and posting up rejuvenates him, and then blowing it up in a year or two.
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I'm all for trying to package Jeff Green, Brandon Bass, and Courtney Lee to the Lakers for Pau and maybe Meeks and Jamison; gambling that a return to living on the block and posting up rejuvenates him, and then blowing it up in a year or two.
Probably your best bet. Swing for the fences and hope for the best. I'd respect that a lot better than just saying "Well, we'll try this out until KG and Pierce decide to call it quits."

Having both Pau and KG would give you the best passing big man duo I can think of in recent memory. Only comparable I can think is Webber Divac.
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Re: Are the Heat still a Finals lock?

There is going to be some big trades this season obviously. Boston and Lakers seem to need to make the most of it.
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