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It's Dame and CJ’s World and the [NBA] Thread is Just Living in it

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    In all seriousness there needs to be an investigation into the refs. The number of games that have consistently beaten the spread this year, combined with the number of ridiculous calls across pretty much every single game, are glaring red flags.

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    the Jazz are still facing elimination next game, so why does it feel like Houston lost the series with this game?

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  • XehalusXehalus lofi Registered User regular
    Nets and Magic also not getting calls and losing big

  • CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    edited April 24
    God Damn Dame.

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  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    I've said it before, I'll say it again: Dame Lillard is a bad, bad man.

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  • XehalusXehalus lofi Registered User regular
    Westbrook 11-31

    yikes

  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell CharlottesvilleRegistered User regular
    Lillard is scary

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  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
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    This is one of the greatest post-game pictures I've ever seen.

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    For anyone who hasn't seen it.



    Westbrook shot the Thunder out of another playoff series.

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  • burboburbo Registered User regular
    That was so amazing. That was the most ice cold shit I've ever seen, and I was in the building for .9. Dame was just dribbling, not moving for what seemed like an eternity, before coolly stepping and busting the shot on Playoff P's face in one smooth motion. Ballgame indeed.

  • The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    I appreciate the thread name change.

    Dame also described where he was at on the court as 'comfortable range' and I am just sitting here giggling like an idiot,

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Dame will forever be a hero on Portland now. Yet another Bay Area kid who moved up to the Pacific Northwest...

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Xehalus wrote: »
    Westbrook 11-31

    yikes

    This is why I haven't been watching this series. It's painful when he does this shit. There were two players in this series that should be taking 30+ shots and Westbrook isn't one of them

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah. I love Westbrook but he's at his best being a rebounder and distributer and taking most of his shots from inside.

    He let Dame get in his head and his ego made him try to do too much and it cost them.

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  • jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular


    This is an alternate angle that Adande tweeted out. That ball was in the air forever.

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  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
  • DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    Oh good my phone ruined it and the lack of edit sealed it

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    In the post game press George was insisting that it was a bad shot decision. Normally I'd agree with him but apparently Dame is like 10-18 on shots beyond 30 feet? I don't know what to make of that

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    I can't fault a guy for thinking "Yeah, I can live with giving up a step-back 37-footer."

    Dame shot it with the confidence of a man that had a deal with the devil, but it's still a step-back from 37 feet. That shit is ridiculous.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    you let guys take 37 ft step backs because it's not really defendable in any way.

    what a shot though.

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  • burboburbo Registered User regular
    Dame was sitting 64% on like 18 attempts for shots over 27feet before the series, in which he made a handful. He was 3/3 on shots over 30 feet. I can understand living with that shot, but it wasn't a fluke, and insisting over and over it was a bad shot isnt a good look for Mr. Ballgame.

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    In the post game press George was insisting that it was a bad shot decision. Normally I'd agree with him but apparently Dame is like 10-18 on shots beyond 30 feet? I don't know what to make of that

    Yeah, George came off as salty more than anything. Not that he's totally wrong, but still.

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  • ph blakeph blake Registered User regular
    To be fair, I would also be incredibly salty if someone hit a 37 foot elimination game winning stepback over me.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    burbo wrote: »
    Dame was sitting 64% on like 18 attempts for shots over 27feet before the series, in which he made a handful. He was 3/3 on shots over 30 feet. I can understand living with that shot, but it wasn't a fluke, and insisting over and over it was a bad shot isnt a good look for Mr. Ballgame.

    if you're actually 60+% on shots over 27 feet you should probably only take them forever and snap the sport of basketball in half.

    small sample size theatre.

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  • EinzelEinzel Registered User regular
    If Portland is down 1, then that's a terrible play. Since it was a tie it's acceptable but not great.

  • FearghaillFearghaill If there is nothing but what we make in this world let us make goodRegistered User regular
    I mean, if you've got the ball and time is running out, why not take the shot? Best case you win, worst case you were going to OT anyway?

  • burboburbo Registered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    burbo wrote: »
    Dame was sitting 64% on like 18 attempts for shots over 27feet before the series, in which he made a handful. He was 3/3 on shots over 30 feet. I can understand living with that shot, but it wasn't a fluke, and insisting over and over it was a bad shot isnt a good look for Mr. Ballgame.

    if you're actually 60+% on shots over 27 feet you should probably only take them forever and snap the sport of basketball in half.

    small sample size theatre.

    I'm not saying 60% would hold up over a large sample size, I'm just saying that making one isn't a fluke.

    Besides, clutch basketball is all small sample size theatre, with damn near every situation being totally unique, unrepeatable, with no control experiments. To act like regular season shooting statistics should be generalized to all shots, in all situations, is probably not right. Dame got the shot he wanted, he shot with confidence, and he made it. And it wasn't some lucky bank ass crap, did exactly what he wanted to and it worked out. The situation will never be repeated, so we don't get to a statistical sampling and see if he would have been better off driving into the teeth of the defense, getting fouled a hundred times without it being called (because it's the end of the game), trying to shoot over 3 people or whatever is supposedly the correct method. It's really just silly to act like we know the correct statistical decision, and clearly what Westbrook did was right, what Dame did was wrong, and we should reverse the game outcome because obviously the flukey result just happened 2-3 times in a row.

    The funniest part about George's response was "It was a bad shot, but that's not the story that will be told". Yeah man, sorry not all the articles today will be about how you brilliantly goaded Dame into taking the exact makeable shot he wanted right in your fucking face as you got sent home early again.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    It’s a fine shot to take because you’re assured last shot and it’s tied so who cares.

    It’s not a “good shot”. Contested step back three from 37 feet isn’t gonna go in as often as something you ran a play for, but then you might turn it over and lose. It can be a good decision and a “bad shot”, nba history is littered with such.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    He made it but it's not a "good" shot. If you want to be technical, the percent chance of the shot going in was probably pretty low.

    But in the end it doesn't matter. He hit it.

    So it was a good shot.

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  • burboburbo Registered User regular
    Ahhhh, so the goalposts have been changed from "bad, bad shot. All the stories should be about what a bad shot it was. Poor me". To not "good shot". I still think it was a pretty good shot, given how difficult buzzer beaters tend to be, and that he wanted to leave no time left on the clock.

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    It's a situation where if he air balls it and they go on to lose, it would be called a bad shot.

    It's a good shot in context because it went in.

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  • KasynKasyn Registered User regular
    He's 0% on the season on shots over 33 feet. PG is 100% correct that it's a bad shot and you would live with it every single time. Just a bad shot that happened to go in.

    It's actually better that it's a bad shot. In a sport that's getting moneyballed within an inch of its life by teams like the Rockets, we had a series-ending shot from 37 goddamn feet that was mathematically stupid. It's wonderful that it doesn't make sense, and that it wasn't optimal, and that it worked regardless. That's absolutely part of what made it so great.

  • XehalusXehalus lofi Registered User regular
    Clippers showed up

  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    I’m shocked how bad the refs are screwing the warriors. This is nuts.

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    The refs appearing to rig an NBA game? Why I never!

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    Paul George immediately going, "but it was a b as d shot though!" is the funniest part of this. I don't even care if he's right! Maybe next time don't talk so much shit and he'll just beat you...the regular way, instead of clearly going for the biggest fuck you shot imaginable

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Fun to see the Clippers at least make things interesting

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited April 25
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    Paul George immediately going, "but it was a b as d shot though!" is the funniest part of this. I don't even care if he's right! Maybe next time don't talk so much shit and he'll just beat you...the regular way, instead of clearly going for the biggest fuck you shot imaginable

    I'm not saying he shouldn't be quiet about the shot but telling an NBA player not to talk shit is like telling a lot of them not to dribble. Talking massive shit has always been part of the NBA meta game. It's just that some of them are better than others.

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