I have two questions:
1) Is there a "chatting messenger" feature here?
It would be faster and more efficient to communicate before, during, and after a game on a messenger-type platform. I assume there isn't one since users would feel more inclined to chat on the messengers than post on the forums of any "Game Day" threads. To counter that, maybe open chatting only when the NBA games are airing live? Those of us that watch games on the computer could chat easily on here during it.
2) Is there a reply notification feature?
I get notifications when people like my posts. However, I always have to manually check threads to see if someone replied to my input. And if the thread is popular and moved a few pages, it makes it much more difficult to see if someone replied.