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Yao Ming's Career Memorial Thread

deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
Welcome to the 2008-2009 NBA season. Will the Celtics repeat? Will Starbury find a job? Will the Blazers actually be good, or will Oden's kneecaps fall off? Chris Paul or BronBron for MVP?

If anyone wants to make a fantasy league, I'll advertise it in the OP/title

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  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm a tentative "yay" on the fantasy league, but I'm nervous I'm going to put too much on my plate and neglect it again. Count me as a strong reserve, though, if you fail to fill up the league.

    Also -- Blazers will win 48 games. No more, no less. You heard it here first.

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    if knowledge is power and power corrupts, be smart, be evil
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  • HilgerHilger Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Am I dumb or is that ID/Pass combo not working?

    EDIT: nm, caps counts when typing the password, and it's lowercase (i.e. pa) rather than uppercase (i.e. PA)

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hilger wrote: »
    Am I dumb or is that ID/Pass combo not working?

    EDIT: nm, caps counts when typing the password, and it's lowercase (i.e. pa) rather than uppercase (i.e. PA)
    If it isn't working, try it without caps?

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    the password is not capitalized fyi

    also, i would submit that people need not bother joining as the sp00ns have thrown their lots in and the season is now a foregone conclusion

    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
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  • HilgerHilger Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Hilger wrote: »
    Am I dumb or is that ID/Pass combo not working?

    EDIT: nm, caps counts when typing the password, and it's lowercase (i.e. pa) rather than uppercase (i.e. PA)
    If it isn't working, try it without caps?
    Man, think how fucked we'd be if you'd typed "pA" or something.

    EDIT: Do I have to actually be on during the time the Draft happens? Because I for sure am going to be in class on Monday at 5:15.

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  • edited September 2008
    Get Ready to Suck on JR Riders Crack Pipe.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Defending champs are in.

    Hopefully my draft turns out at lucky as it did last year. Paul #12, Camby #17, Granger #73, Kaman #96.

    Oh, and if you're not online when the draft starts Yahoo will pick for you based on your pre-rankings.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Still plenty of spots open, people.

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Alright, I'm in as "Cloverfield at Center."

    Now that the Diamondbacks have bumbled out of any postseason glory, the Suns' season can't come soon enough.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    What in the?

    Knicks Sign Allan Houston

    and

    Jason Williams Retires

    Houston hasn't been in the league for 3 years. And Williams just signed as a free agent with the Clippers last month.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The Nuggets sign Ruben Patterson and Smush Parker

    T-Mac not ready to start the season

    Manu out until mid-December

    Monta was hurt on a moped

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  • AdrenalineAdrenaline Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    If you guys need to fill spots I'll join.

    I will show you fear in a handful of dust
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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Still need people

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  • clownfoodclownfood packet pusher in the wallsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I am in...

    hopefully i do better than my Fantasy Football team.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm in.

    edit: Monday @ 5PM PDT I will be in lab.

    Anyway can we push the draft date back to sometime this weekend or maybe push it off until Wednesday at 5:15 (I have class at 5 Tuesday also) or later Monday (like 7PM PDT)?

    If not, then cool i'll try to do the pre-draft rankings as best I can.

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  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    I will cheerlead the fantasy league from the sidelines.

    Also season tickets to Blazers mmmm

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Medopine wrote: »
    Also season tickets to Blazers mmmm

    Seriously? So jealous!

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  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Medopine wrote: »
    Also season tickets to Blazers mmmm

    Seriously? So jealous!

    Well technically they belong to my father but he lives three hours away and won't be able to use them for every game

    yessss

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Draft is a week from Wednesday at 8:15 eastern for now

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  • TheSuperWootTheSuperWoot Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Just signed up as Da Shoota Boyz, too bad I'll not be able to attend the live draft on Wednesday.

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  • clownfoodclownfood packet pusher in the wallsRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Medopine wrote: »
    Medopine wrote: »
    Also season tickets to Blazers mmmm

    Seriously? So jealous!

    Well technically they belong to my father but he lives three hours away and won't be able to use them for every game

    yessss

    damn you....I won't be able to go to a game until late november.

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  • HjorvarthrHjorvarthr Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Joined, Mike Miller Is White

    Should be able to make it to the draft

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I love Mike Miller

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  • yotesyotes Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Troubled Gryffindor back up in this bitch.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    is the league closed, it won't let me in

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  • PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    nevermind i got in

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Everyone ready for

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    The effect isn't complete unless he takes them off for FTs, though.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    What the shit is that?

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/nba-trash-talk/amar-stoudemire-tears-iris-may-wear-goggles-permanently-ar49093.html

    After inadvertently being poked in the eye by Boris Diaw in practice, [Amare] Stoudemire suffered a partially torn iris, an injury which, while relatively minor, has a high incidence of reaggravation. Consequently, team physicians are advising Amare to take precautionary measures.

    Fortunately for fans of old-school fashion, that means there’s a good chance we’ll see STAT rocking goggles on a permanent basis.

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  • TheSuperWootTheSuperWoot Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I've never done a fantasy league before despite having watched basketball since before I could walk, so I have a question.

    How many people should I put in my pre-draft rankings if I don't want my guys to be drafted according to their default rankings in the later rounds? I'm not going to able to reach a computer during the draft on Wednesday so from what I understand it's all going to be left up to my pre-draft rankings.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    There are going to be like 14 or 16 teams, depending on if we want more people in, and 11 players per team so that works out to something like 160-176

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Actually, do we want 16 teams or 18?

    We have really shallow teams so we can afford to have more of them.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Do we even have 18 people who want to play? Right now there's 13 signed up.

    I've played in an 18-team league before, and it's significantly harder than the standard 12-team setup. Picking the Lebrons and Kobes is easy, having a win or loss decided by Sasha Vujacic vs Chris Quinn not so much.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Harder is better.

    ps please kill me if I ever get Sasha on my team.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The Machine is going to be my number one pick.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The best part of the finals was him crying

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    He should have been crying that fucking asshole.
    Spoiler:

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Oh hello I love the Celtics.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Oh hello I hope your team dies in a fire.

    But seriously, we deserved to lose. Kobe is such a bitch and he didn't step up when we needed it. Best player in the league my ass.

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  • MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    If we start a homer league i will join it

    that is all

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