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Game thread scheduled to post at 3pm. Please kindly move over there in an orderly manner.

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Jan 13Liked by Eric Apricot

I’m excited for the second of the back-to-back E1Ps tomorrow.

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Tjd and kuminga were are 2 best defenders last night, looney was getting cooked, wigs was too low-key but the effort was there

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Jan 13·edited Jan 13Author

The whole booing-Krause scandal is definitely giving me all kinds of feelings that I don’t have words for yet.

The end of the Bulls dynasty gives one vision of the future of the Warriors dynasty… Krause tried to do a smart(?!) thing and rebooted the whole team before they could get too old to win. Then the team cratered for six nightmare years without any of their beloved players, followed by a decade of mostly first round exits, and they haven’t gotten back to the finals in almost 3 decades.

Now Pippen and Jordan hate each other, they can’t even have a nostalgic reunion without a scandal.

I want to do in the future a little retrospective on how all the NBA dynasties ended. Even the poster child for a soft dynasty landing, the Spurs, had not so great times to the end. The best that can be said is that they were a great regular season team for a long time and their big three retired on the team, still beloved. But don’t look too close at their disappointing playoff record, try to not think about the bitter bitter ending with Kawhi… and of course SAS are suffering through their fifth straight disaster year though better times are coming.

All the team rules of the NBA are designed for dynasties to end in catastrophe. Let’s see if GSW can land this with dignity and maybe hope for the future.

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Is the bigger show going to be in Milwaukee or in Kansas City where they are going to attempt to play a football game in sub zero temps with snow and wind chill?

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Might have been posted already, but Steph is out tonight vs MIL

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Wow. listening to post-game interviews. More wheat for the coaching complaint rumor mill.

JK talked about how he rarely gets time to play together with AW, and that even in practice, they don't get to play on the same team. From one perspective, it makes sense to separate the two during practice, so that both practice teams can scrimmage with an athletic wing. However, we have identified the ability to play these two together as one of the keys to the season. How are the coaches not running them together every chance they get so the two can get reps together?

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So good to see Klay learning new tricks and enjoying it. And apparently Wiggs just needed a haircut. Do we track stats on rebounds by hairstyle?

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On a side note, I must admit that I'm quite disappointed in Devin Vassel's career so far. Offensively, while he's blossomed like I expected and is a functional passer (17 AST %), defensively he's nowhere near what I expected from him coming out, his rebounding is abysmal, and his handle hasn't improved much.

I thought he would be a Jerami Grant type player but unfortunately he's not reached near there but thankfully he's young.

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French curse words in a Bulls game?

That was taureau-ble.

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Tjd is so quick to respond

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