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  1. TaS

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    I actually said "noooooooo" when he threw it. It just didn't look like the kind of pass that was going to be successful. Grant Hill turned it from good to all-time great.
     
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    But what about our perimeter D ? It was fantastic.
     
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    Yeah, no wonder Phoenix went inside. It was their only hope. An act of pure desperation.

    At least we know that will probably never happen again. They just got really lucky.
     
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    Iverson's recognition that the defender's action turned the play from special into really special reminds me of this awesome essay by art historian Dave Hickey in his book Air Guitar. The essay is called "The Heresy of Zone Defense" and it begins in the third quarter of game 5 of the 1980 NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Sixers.
    here's a link to the essay:
    The Main Event - Competition in Contemporary Art ยป The Heresy of Zone Defense

    and here's a link to a video that at about the 25 second mark shows the play in question
    the heresy of zone defense - Google Video
     
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    Yeah, that's pretty sweet prof. Rip does his baseline layups kinda like that. He swings the ball off the backboard with the edge of the backboard almost bisecting his body. He's halfway behind the back board as he attacks.
     
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    Bird's D sucks ?
     
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    It's true, i know what you're talking about. What I like about the Dr. J. play, or maybe about the way that Hickey talks about it, is how the beauty and joy of the play come from the combination of offensive prowess and defensive challenge, like a kind of unintended artistic collaboration. anyways...
     
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    It is truly amazing how many points the Suns are scoring in the paint.

    Even though they lost to Philly tonight, look at this distribution by the Suns...

    In the paint:
    31-59 for 62 points.

    16-20 from the free throw line. So up to 82 points from paint activity.

    From the field:
    5-26 with 3 threes. 13 points.
     
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    Just wanted u to know that I caught this and it was a brilliant synopsis. Well done!!!
     
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    Welcome to the year just before Rick carlisle and after Doug Collins left:pound:!!! hahahahha


    ha ha HELL!
     
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    Zeke, Magic and Stockton are rolling in their graves!!:pound:

    But one of the best LIVE viewing passes I ever saw was Kobe's alleyoop To Shaq vs the Blazers in Game 7 when LA came back from like 18 pts in the 4th quarter. Hopefully I can find it!


    yay! try this or more: YouTube - Lakers come back against Portland

    Rasheeda is still ducking his head!!! LOL
     
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    My [sarcasm]favorite[/sarcasm] part of this game was at about the 1:50 mark of the 4th quarter with the Pistons down 8 points.

    - Chuck walks the ball up court and passes to Tay on the right side.
    - Tay holds the ball, dribbles left, then right (back and forth) for about 7 seconds.
    - Tay passes it back to Chuck at the top of the 3-point arc.
    - Chuck puts on a crossover display, rocking the dribble between his legs back and forth for another 7 seconds.
    - Chuck passes it to Rip on the left side of the court.
    - Rip puts on his own dribbling exhibition, seemingly trying to out-do Tay and Chuck's dope-ass moves for about 5 more seconds.
    - Rip comes to the realization that the shot clock is now winding down and attempts to take his man off the bounce.
    - Rip throws up an off-ballanced prayer that clangs off rim and backboard for an easy PHX rebound.
    - BDL picks up Dennis, (his miniture Dachshund, sleeping at his feet) and hurls him at his 60" plasma screen.
    - Dennis yelps in horror.

    ...OK, you have a buck-fifty left in the game, YOU HAVE TO SCORE AT LEAST NINE MORE POINTS than the opponent to squeek out a "W".

    ...Why the heck are you guys slowing it down!!!???
     
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    Poor Dennis.
     
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    My dog has had it pretty tough this season.

    (...my appologies to you Dennis.)
     

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