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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdog1 View Post
    Isn't that funny that I don't particularily remember Miami being 1-4 or whatever the Lakers were before firing Brown...
    The Heat weren't trying to get their coach fired. Wade actually liked Sploestra and convinced the other guys to give him a fair shake.

    The Lakers season started when they got Brown fired and enters phase II when Nash returns.

    Yes, it's way too early to call them the best team in the league and their age is a problem, but they do have a disgusting level of talent.

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    They're defense is going to be awful against any PG's. Getting Nash back isn't going to help them against that: in fact it will probably worsen it.
    There is a tension, peculiar to basketball, between the interests of the team and the interests of the individual. The game continually tempts the people who play it to do things that are not in the interest of the group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer10 View Post
    They're defense is going to be awful against any PG's. Getting Nash back isn't going to help them against that: in fact it will probably worsen it.
    But at least D'Antoni has the solution to that problem.... Score More Points!!!

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    They're now 1-3 since D'Antoni took over after their 79-77 loss tonight (Kobe had a triple double, 40 points, 10 rebounds, 10 turnovers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KI4MVP View Post
    They're now 1-3 since D'Antoni took over after their 79-77 loss tonight (Kobe had a triple double, 40 points, 10 rebounds, 10 turnovers)
    Ruh roh, they better put Bickerstaff back in charge.

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    They need to wait til D'Antoni goes to 1-4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    The Heat weren't trying to get their coach fired. Wade actually liked Sploestra and convinced the other guys to give him a fair shake.

    The Lakers season started when they got Brown fired and enters phase II when Nash returns.

    Yes, it's way too early to call them the best team in the league and their age is a problem, but they do have a disgusting level of talent.
    I remember there being tons of articles about LeBron trying to get Spoelstra fired so Riley would take over... No LeBron never gave Spoelstra the Kobe Bryant death stare, but it doesn't mean he wasn't trying to get him fired.

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    On a somewhat related note, it is pissing me off watching Dwight shoot sub 50% from the line after what he did to us in the ECF.

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    All the talk of +/- in Tristan Thompson thread led me to browse most of the league.

    Kobe's +/- is +24.3

    Dwight's is -13.9

    How long before Kobe absolutely chews him out to the media? I'm excited for this one.

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    Anyone get the feeling that Dwight really does not care about LA and wants to get out of there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownindian View Post
    Anyone get the feeling that Dwight really does not care about LA and wants to get out of there?
    He's a free agent at the end of the year. Playing badly accomplishes nothing except make teams who want you think twice about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoes22 View Post
    He's a free agent at the end of the year. Playing badly accomplishes nothing except make teams who want you think twice about it.
    Lol come on now. Dwight Howard is such a rare breed in the NBA that he is getting his money anywhere he wants it. He's Atlanta bound with Chris Paul though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdog1 View Post
    Lol come on now. Dwight Howard is such a rare breed in the NBA that he is getting his money anywhere he wants it. He's Atlanta bound with Chris Paul though.
    Why would Paul leave LA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoes22 View Post
    He's a free agent at the end of the year. Playing badly accomplishes nothing except make teams who want you think twice about it.
    Dwight Howard will get a max contract no matter how bad he plays in a contract year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFlo View Post
    Dwight Howard will get a max contract no matter how bad he plays in a contract year.
    He is absolutely getting a max contract, there's no doubt about that. My point is, teams like the Nets (one of Dwight's preferred destinations) are less likely to mortgage the farm to create enough cap space to sign him.

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