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#1621 Jody Smokes

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 09:16 AM

The OKC team isn't really a failure at all. They just aren't as good as casual onlookers believe they should be.  They are a perfect example that "fit" and "chemistry" matter in the NBA.  A lot of fans believe that you should just throw big name talent together a coach should just work it out.

 

It also shows you that some "stars" become worse than role players when they are required to be role players and also elite players have to be able to play w/o the ball to win.  Melo just can't play a simple role offensively on a team.  His style of play will always rear it's ugly head at times that hurt the team.  Westbrook is ineffective on the floor without the ball.  All of these things limit the offense, especially in the playoffs.  This is one reason why Lebron is still an issue without the rock and Westbrook isn't.  One is always a threat. 


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Posted March 07, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Even with his issues he's not all to blame at all. Without him the Thunder are a guaranteed lottery team. He has his quirks tho. The biggest issue is that they have way too many non skilled players getting minutes like Jerami Grant, Josh Heustis and Patrick Patterson filling out their rotation. Melo has been a disappointment on both ends.

When Melo isn't playing they always seem to do a bit better.


I wouldn’t say he’s not to blame at all. I mean he definitely has to shoulder a bit of the blame. He’s the reigning mvp, and they brought the stars to him

It’s on him to make it work on some level. It’s not all of him but if you’re the “leader” you take on blame

Kobe would’ve been blamed if he didn’t turn pau gasol into rings

Truth is Westbrook is starting to remind me a bit of iverson

If you give him defensive players and shooters he can get you 50 wins. But give him other star level players and things get disjointed

Durant was very different because he was considered the leader and Westbrook adjusted to him

But Westbrook doesn’t adjust to people “below him”
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#1623 JayTheGreat

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 10:18 AM

So we not gonna talk about Jacob putting up Lebron billboards here? Lmao

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 11:05 AM

I wouldn’t say he’s not to blame at all. I mean he definitely has to shoulder a bit of the blame. He’s the reigning mvp, and they brought the stars to him
It’s on him to make it work on some level. It’s not all of him but if you’re the “leader” you take on blame
Kobe would’ve been blamed if he didn’t turn pau gasol into rings
Truth is Westbrook is starting to remind me a bit of iverson
If you give him defensive players and shooters he can get you 50 wins. But give him other star level players and things get disjointed
Durant was very different because he was considered the leader and Westbrook adjusted to him
But Westbrook doesn’t adjust to people “below him”

He is the reigning MVP because off stats that he puts up using the very play style in question. He is a solo act and in the era of superteams, this simply wont work. The game has evovled. Westbrook, imo, is the most entertaining player in the game today but he will likely never win a ring. Melo was a bad pick up for them. PG and Westbrook works but they need a better 3rd option to make this work. Also, there bench is straight garbage.

#1625 Busty Bluth

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 11:12 AM

So we not gonna talk about Jacob putting up Lebron billboards here? Lmao



Read It’s on the 710 north in Bell Gardens. I’ll check it out next time I’m over there.


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#1626 DanishLakerFan

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Even with his issues he's not all to blame at all. Without him the Thunder are a guaranteed lottery team. He has his quirks tho. The biggest issue is that they have way too many non skilled players getting minutes like Jerami Grant, Josh Heustis and Patrick Patterson filling out their rotation. Melo has been a disappointment on both ends.

When Melo isn't playing they always seem to do a bit better.


Can you win a title with Westbrook as your best player?

#1627 JayTheGreat

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Read It’s on the 710 north in Bell Gardens. I’ll check it out next time I’m over there.


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Yea it’s like 15 mins from me. I saw it on the way to work. I can’t believe we are doing this again lol

#1628 erfolk

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Yea it’s like 15 mins from me. I saw it on the way to work. I can’t believe we are doing this again lol

The Lakers arn't doing it its from a fan
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Posted March 07, 2018 - 11:59 AM

I still have Bron at 60/40 cavs.
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Posted March 07, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Jacob Emrani is a die hard Laker fan and he is coming out of his own pockets to do it. I do. It have a problem with it. Those are his billboards too.

Check out @taniaganguli’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/...8180789249?s=01


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#1631 JayTheGreat

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The Lakers arn't doing it its from a fan


I know Jacob is a fan but that still doesn’t change the fact Jeanie and the front office def knew about this.

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Jacob Emrani is a die hard Laker fan and he is coming out of his own pockets to do it. I do. It have a problem with it. Those are his billboards too.

Check out @taniaganguli’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/...8180789249?s=01


Just using a Twitter link


Jeanie def knew. That way if it backfires the front office won’t look crazy.

#1633 erfolk

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 01:11 PM

I know Jacob is a fan but that still doesn’t change the fact Jeanie and the front office def knew about this.

What do they have to do with what a fan is doing? Where did you here they knew about it? He doesnt need there authorization to put out a billboard.

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#1634 JayTheGreat

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 01:51 PM

What do they have to do with what a fan is doing? Where did you here they knew about it? He doesnt need there authorization to put out a billboard.


No [expletive]. It’s called sarcasm. Anyone who lives here in LA knows how much Jacob is talked about. And if I’m not mistaken he told Jeanie on John and Masons show that he was going to do it. Which is why I jokingly said Jeanie put him up to it so it doesn’t backfire like last time.

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 01:52 PM

He's a lawyer. I'm sure this is legal.
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#1636 erfolk

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 02:10 PM

No [expletive]. It’s called sarcasm. Anyone who lives here in LA knows how much Jacob is talked about. And if I’m not mistaken he told Jeanie on John and Masons show that he was going to do it. Which is why I jokingly said Jeanie put him up to it so it doesn’t backfire like last time.

Chill bruh its kind of hard to read sarcasm on here. People say some of the dumbest [expletive] on here. I thought you were serious

Edited by erfolk, March 07, 2018 - 02:10 PM.


#1637 Busty Bluth

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Posted March 07, 2018 - 02:50 PM

Need pictures of the other billboards. I’m dying to see the one with a James retired lakers jersey lmao.


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Posted March 07, 2018 - 03:19 PM

I still have Bron at 60/40 cavs.

 

LeBron 80/20 Cavs

 

PG 60/40 OKC



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Posted March 07, 2018 - 03:21 PM

LeBron 80/20 Cavs

PG 60/40 OKC


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Posted March 07, 2018 - 03:40 PM

Kid Om going to disagree with D12 being the best center in the NBA, only when there were no centers, lol.




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