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2022 NBA Offseason Thread

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Rockets34Legend, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. JumpMan

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    I am half joking when I talk about magnets, but I don't believe that what happens in the NBA is 100% legit. It could be what many people believe that the league is using referees to secure narrative driven outcomes. It could be players throwing games and faking injuries for the same reason. It could be magnets and magic for all we know. So I am agnostic about all the theories out there, but I know there's a chance that the NBA is legit so I do take the game seriously.
     
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    I wonder how much money I'd have to pay Mr. Silver to become the greatest shooter ever, after Curry's exclusive deal is done and his "narrative" ends.
    Also, I hope they have this electromagnetism voodoo magic on all the pick-up courts I play at too so my street cred is intact.

    And while we are at it, ukranian snipers could improve their sharpshooting skills this way too. Make it happen, commissioner - a good country depends on you.
     
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    Canada L

     
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    Never seen such a mediocre/fringe player get so much attention as KENNY LOFTON JR. Is he dad paying for social media coverage or something? He sucks.
     
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    @RocketDream it's happening.
     
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    People like a jovial fatty, like Santa Claus.
     
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    Nice, the Lakers are finally willing to offer two first-round picks (top-29 protected).
     
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    Just weighing in from a physics perspective, for @JumpMan too:
    I think this is pretty close to impossible. I think most people are just joking when they talk about magnets in basketball, but I see two enormous problems.

    1. How do you get an incredibly strong rare-earth type magnets into a ball? Sure, we make some small strong magnets now, but they'd need to basically be microscopic to cleverly embed them in a basketball's skin. Plus the strong little magnets are wrong for the job. I don't think you can make those things into fibers, and the polarity of a fiber would be unreliable so probably a no-go anyway.

    2. The strength of force needed would be too huge. Since a basketball is fairly heavy, (e.g. it would be hard to magnetically levitate one without a ton of rare-earth magnets or a cooled superconductor, LOL), and since an approach to the rim happens so fast, the magnetic fields you'd need to impact all but a rim-hanging shot would probably be just too crazy large. The density and weight of the fibers would really change the nature of a basketball too, I would think.

    3. The Rockets f-ing choked. LOL. That was so painful. And it became more likely with a very tired team, I hate to say.
     
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    Didn't Brandon Jennings play a part in this when he (rightfully, in retrospect) boycottted having to play for free to enrich the NCAA and not himself?

    I mean, at the time I thought he was making a mistake but now? death to the NCAA.
     
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    freaking weebs, man.
     
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