Notice The Return of the NBA

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  1. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Looks like Mitchell didn't agree with this tweet about him not wanting to come back and play.........

     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    tlongII Legendary Poster

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    Kyle Kuzma? I think he might be overrating himself.
     
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    That is interesting. I'm sure their agent was like, "hey, my 10% is at risk here if you go play basketball. Go talk to the NBAPA about this!"
     
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    Only 10%?
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    I wonder if they will end up scrapping the season still.
     
  9. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos BACK OFF Barca - Bielsa's OURS

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    I get what he's saying and all, but that's easy to say when you have access to a gym like he does. I miss PLAYING basketball much more than I miss watching it, and I can't see feeling safe playing pickup for a WHILE. (Maybe right now the next great player is in New Zealand because they're getting to play while the rest of the world can't.)

    Sidenote: it's kind of unfortunate for the "Don't Play" faction that their two most prominent mouthpieces are Kyrie "the world is flat and I hate every teammate I've ever had" Irving and Dwight "I could've been an all-time-great but I'm an incurable doofus" Howard.
     
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    If Dwight's "My People" is all of humanity, than I see his point. But if he's referring to the more logical blacks, then if recent events have shown us anything, his people's championship unity has already been achieved. Equality would have made more sense than unity.
     
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    You guys remember that one Twitter account that successfully predicted Kawhi to LAC. I just so happen to go through his tweets and I came across THIS tweet regarding a prediction of another top-10 player.

     
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    "No basketball until we get things resolved"

    Although I applaud Dwight's sentiment, I wonder what he means by "resolved". Dwight sounds a bit more optimistic than me. I don't see this as a quick fix. I certainly wish it could be resolved in a year or two.
     
  13. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    Oh you mean the guy who admitted he was making it all up before Kawhi even went there?
     
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    Rastapopoulos BACK OFF Barca - Bielsa's OURS

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    Ed Davis is against sitting out.

    It’s easy for a guy like Kyrie [Irving] to say that he’ll give everything back [for social reform], but would he really give everything back? It’s easy for Dwight Howard to say that we don’t need to play when he’s in Atlanta in his $20 million mansion. But there are other guys on the rosters who need this money to provide for whoever they’re taking care of and things like that. It’s easy for the superstars in the league to say this and how they feel about this and that. But it means a lot more when it comes from the role players and the guys that [aren’t stars].

    There were 80 guys on the call and maybe 10 who spoke, and of the guys who spoke, it was probably 50/50 – only half said that we might need to take a stand and that playing might not be the best idea. I can only speak for myself and the guys that I communicate with – and I communicate with a lot of guys in the NBA – but I think they are on board to play.

    Based on the conversations you’ve had with players, do you think the season will resume in July?

    ED: Yeah, I’m about 99.9 percent sure that we’ll finish the season. I know a couple guys from the Jazz have concerns, but in our group chat when we talk, everybody’s on board and we’re ready to play.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    yes sir...guys need to provide and keep up with financial commitments. The highly paid super stars are set and their wives don't want the summer vaca screwed up.
     
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    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    Meh, I disagree with Ed. Kyrie has a lot more to lose than the scrub playing on a 10 day.
     
  17. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos BACK OFF Barca - Bielsa's OURS

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    He stands to lose more money, but as a % of lifetime earnings, probably the scrubs will lose more. This is their one and only shot at the big time - they're probably not coming back.
     
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    Ed isn’t about the bullshit.
     
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    It's not just about the contract. The stars can pivot into being the face of a movement if they choose to take a stand. They're much more marketable in that respect than the unrecognizable faces down the bench.
     
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    Kyrie after this season will have made 125 million dollars in his career. It's REALLY easy to walk away from something if you've already made 125 million. Will he technically lose more by walking away? Sure, but not likely as a percentage of career earnings compared to a lot of the younger players in the league.
     
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