Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Cowboys&LakersFan, Sep 27, 2012.
Funny but I wonder how it will be enforced? flopping is rather subjective.
They're going to give out fines every time someone does a flop. My only concern is will they really enforce against the flopping superstars like Paul and James?
I'm cool with that, I just think another man's flopping is a charge elsewhere and vice versa... I really hope this gets defined properly.
First pre-season game for the new Hollywood Super team is tonight although Howard is out, but the other three Bryant, Nash, and Gasol will be out there. Hill will start for Howard who should be ready for the season opener against Dallas at the end of October.
I'm sure that's why they're going with fines rather than live calls. Because I'm with you, it's going to be tough to call.
And I don't think Shaq is that far off. I do wonder why Howard couldn't carry that Orlando team farther than he did if he were really that great. But the thing with the Lakers is, he doesn't even have to do that much on offense... The Lakers can score enough that they should only need him to play great D. Gotta pencil them in to the Finals, unfortunately.
The best way to enforce flopping is to not call the fouls. Ignore it and they will stop.
I'm not Dwight's biggest fan by any stretch of the imagination. I don't like how he handled his whole situation or that he was wanted to go to Brooklyn instead of Los Angeles. I mean what kind of idiot wants to go to a loser franchise over argurably the best in sports or at least basketball? I'm glad he saw his best opportunity was to win in L.A.
Anyways I think when you look at it while Orlando had some good teams that were contenders like in 2009 and 2010 what they lacked is a true second option or you could even make the case they lacked a true go to first option. Dwight is a terrific player, but is he good enough to be the #1 offense option on a championship team? I don't think so. I think he can be your best overall player, but not best offensive player.
Also I disagree you should pencil in the Lakers in the Finals. This is the NBA anything can happen. Year after year you see a surprise team come out of nowhere and either make the Finals or make a deep playoff run. My point is injuries happen, not only that other issues like bad chemistry can happen though I don't foresee that happening.
You've still got to get past a great and young Thunder team who still has big advantages at the 1 and 3 slots with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. One thing that will help is Westbrook now has to play defense on Steve Nash. Let's not forget about the Spurs either. They looked damn near invincible last season and in the first couple of rounds. Then they just ran into an extremely hot OKC team. Every year people try to write them off and every year they come back stronger.
I think all in all the Los Angeles Lakers clearly have a very talented roster. However we have seen several teams in the past who have had great rosters fail to get it done. It's not a guarantee to make the Finals especially in a great conference like the West. It's important this team stay humble and realize just because you're very talented a basketball team you still gotta put the work in and get the job done.
Steve Nash is freaking awesome.
nice article from zack lowe, him and holinger are my favorite nba writers
Nash is one of my favorite players of all time, so awesome to watch him play.
I don't agree with what he said about the Heat at all. Strongest repeat favorite since Kobe/Shaq? Stop it. Site they're the favorite, but not that big of a favorite. I think with Boston improved they're gonna have a tough time again getting out of the East. Then if they do get out they have to play Oklahoma City, San Antonio, or the Lakers in the Finals. Not gonna be an easy task.
I love nash but hes kinda a ring chaser now.Which is kinda sad.Reminds me of all those older Yankee players that jump on their ship for a chance at a ring like Ichiro,Damon,etc... Jason Kidd thinks hes gonna do that this year too. Knicks are definitely gonna be a playoff team. Carmelo will have a resurgence with Kidd passing it to his sweet spots.At least Kidd won a ring with Dallas before jumping ship.Chauncey has always been a ring chaser. Ray Allen is now. No team loyalty much these days. Kobe would have jumped ship if he didnt constantly have a great player or two next to him. Cuban recently stated that a trade was imminent for kobe to come to dallas hours before it changed to them getting pau. So much for loyalty there.Drose will stay with Bulls forever. He seems like a loyal kid. Dirk obviously was always loyal.Players dont have that loyalty as much these days. Dwight Howard made such an idiot clown of himself with his baby attitude for so long it was a joke. NBA is better with a balance not 3 superteams.
so no more flopping but I guess dribbling is still optional?
Depends on ur capability to sell merchandise.:laugh2:
Hello Brooklyn! Deron will show the world the difference between himself and Chris Paul this year.
Some info is wrong.
Chauncey a ring chaser? He was playing in Detroit before he was called Mr. Big Shot and he wasn't a star before Detroit. He went to the Nuggets, Knicks via trade and went to the Clippers before Paul even signed with them.
The Clippers weren't even a top 8 team when he arrived.
Ray Allen got dumped by a team that wanted him out during the season. He knew his time was up and there was no reason for him to stay with an organization that wants you gone.
Kobe and Cuban thing happened before the 07 season and not during the 07 season. When the 07 season began, Fisher came back to L.A. The surprise was Bynum playing @ an all star level in the first half of the season. Kobe didn't know Bynum was going to play like the way he did in the first half of 07. Obviously, they got Pau because of the hot start the Lakers had before Bynum got hurt.
I could see this happening!!! theres talk that lebron could go to the lakers when kobe retires.