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[WC Semifinals] (2)LA Clippers vs. (3)Denver

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Sep 1, 2020.

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(2)LA Clippers vs. (3)Denver

Poll closed Sep 3, 2020.
  1. Clippers in 4

    9.5%
  2. Clippers in 5

    28.6%
  3. Clippers in 6

    33.3%
  4. Clippers in 7

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Nuggets in 7

    14.3%
  6. Nuggets in 6

    9.5%
  7. Nuggets in 5

    0 vote(s)
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  8. Nuggets in 4

    4.8%
  1. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    I wouldn't say he deserves zero slander. Kawhi is constantly heralded as THE guy. When you draw comparisons to being the best player in the league (LeBron, Harden, etc), you absolutely deserve criticism when you lose, despite the number of rings you have.

    No one criticizes Middleton for not carrying the Bucks against a 5th seed, despite the fact that he's the second best player on the East's best team, because he's never heralded as a top 20 player.
     
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  2. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member
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    Kawhi, at least to me anyway, seemed disconnected in that Game 7. Like he was thinking "Jesus, I thought this team would have been better than this. These guys need to bail us out of this situation. I carried that weight last series against Dallas"
     
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  3. YOLO

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    The clippers deserve every bit of slander coming their way. And I'm glad I am seeing it. It doesn't matter what any of them have done previously. That's not what is being criticized. This performance is and the results of the last 3 games is. Nobody is slander-proof from that. That's ridiculous

    Also glad guys like Dame/CJ are giving Bev that same energy he gave them. And he wasn't even playing. Talking on the sidelines in street clothes. It's hilarious to see.

    The clippers went from a underdog fight team to straight arrogant in the bubble. Pack your bags for Cancun
     
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  4. GreatOne1978

    GreatOne1978 Member

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    Aren't the Rockets the real fakers? No rings in almost 3 decades. Decades of mediocrity.
     
  5. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

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    kobe the rapist stan?
     
  6. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Yeah, Clips in 5 in their graves now.
     
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  7. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

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    Glenn Rivers Will Return As Head Coach Of Clippers In 20-21

    Glenn Rivers will return as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers next season, sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

    A major reason why Kawhi Leonard chose to join the Clippers was to play for Rivers.

    Rivers has now lost a series in which he was ahead 3-1 three separate times. Rivers also has received criticism for his lack of adjustments in the series.


    Paul George, Montrezl Harrell Had Heated Verbal Exchange During Game 2

    Paul George and Montrezl Harrell got into a heated verbal exchange during a timeout of Game 2, league sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

    George committed two careless turnovers in less than a minute early in the second quarter, leading to a timeout by the Clippers. Harrell approached George about the risky pass to him while he was surrounded by Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. George didn't take responsibility and argued the pass could have been caught by Harrell.

    Harrell responded with something along the lines of, “You’re always right. Nobody can tell you nothing,” and expletives were uttered from both players, sources said.

    The incident deescalated as teammates clapped and Doc Rivers took his seat to go over the game plan.

    George was also the only player on the Clippers to convey the sentiment that this wasn't a championship or bust type of season for the team.

    “I think internally, we always felt this was not a championship or bust year for us,” said George.
     
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  9. J Sizzle

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    Fine. He can be minimally slandered. The point is, everybody is entitled to bad games from time to time. There is a clear difference from the Kawhi's of the world and the Harden/Westbrook/George/Giannis' of the world though.
     
  10. hakeem94

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    imho the difference between harden and kawhi consist mainly in
    1 the better teams,
    2 better coaches,
    3 better home crowd (yes this is a factor, a big one),
    4 better teammates kawhi always had,
    5 and the favorable whistle kawhi gets,

    other than that harden is a much better player and it isn't even close
     
  11. GreatOne1978

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    Nope. He just owned your rockets for decades while you watched in misery with no rings.
     
  12. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine
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    Oh please.
     
  13. rusHour

    rusHour Contributing Member

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    Last i checked, joker was his nickname? Surely you knew this already...

    If you think Capela and Hartenstein were the answers or the difference in being more serious contenders, you are mistaken.
     
  14. Easy

    Easy Very Calm
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    In other words, Harden needs more help. ;)
     
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  15. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

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    wasn't that actually shaq & bavetta carrying rapist early 2000's. then later after b2b 1st round exits for greedy chucker rapist, stern had to orchestrate pau for free to help greedy chucker rapist get back up on his feets again
     
  16. GreatOne1978

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    You know you lost when you continue spewing about crap that has nothing to do with on court results....because your mediocre team has no verifiable results to speak of (no rings in almost 3 decades).
     
  17. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

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    kings (2002) and blazers (2000) also have no rings the past 3 decades. but not because of rapist of course
     
  18. TimDuncanDonaut

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    We got Lakers Nation up in here.
     
  19. J Sizzle

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    Believe what you want to believe
     
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  20. hakeem94

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    lol as if one could believe what one does not want to believe
     

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