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Jan 12, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

What a marathon! Some great moments there. This is your Opus Apricot. Your Finnegan’s Wake. Lol

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I like to think I'm a *bit* clearer than FW... watch Steph Curry bring it by a commodious vicus of recirculation back behind this Draymond Green hammer screen

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Jan 12, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot, Daniel Hardee

I love the longer form.

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Jan 12, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Loving all of this, as usual. Small (big?) request. After you break down a play and show us all of the steps, sometimes you finish with showing the whole play in real time from start to finish, but other times we just see the end in real time. Could we then get the whole enchilada after you show us how the sausage is made and watch how that cake is baked (yeah, mixed foodaphors, I'm hungry).

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Thanks for the request... leaning against that though because it will increase the running time of the video by a lot....

also go eat dinner

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Jan 12, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

I'm gonna second getting to watch the play over at the end, a lot of what you're talking about isn't really visible with all the pausing and find myself wishing for one clean playthrough!

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you also go eat dinner!!

but I will reconsider

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Also, replaying the whole play highly increases the chance that the NBA will file a copyright claim against me. Of course the more subscribers there are here, the less I care about those NBA vultures... *holds up product placement*

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Jan 12, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Great videos. This game was probably the most glaring case of how Oubre's problems (and Wiseman's to a lesser extent) affect the whole offense, and how playing some combination of Lee, Mulder, and Bazemore instead makes a huge difference there. It makes me want to look back at all those guys' defensive plays though to see how much difference they make on the other end.

I can't fault Kerr for trying: Oubre is bouncy and has freakishly long arms, and he definitely knows how to bother and press the ballhandler at a high level already. If he can just learn to play within the system he should be capable of a lot of things Mulder or Lee could never manage. But 10 games in, I haven't seen much progress. You have to wonder at what point the Warriors organization draws the line and decides he's not going to learn what they need him to in the time they need him to learn it. Or, preferably, when the rest of us can start witnessing the fruits of his studying on the court.

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>But 10 games in, I haven't seen much progress.

You have unrealistic expectations. Progress work is 95% practice, 5% in-game. There has been very little time to practice this season, due to abbreviated training camp followed by four game road trip followed by seven game homestand. And practice time is further constrained by Covid.

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Jan 12, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot, punk basketball, Daniel Hardee

Eric: this one was just the best. You are an excellent teacher! Its a lot of work, but please keep it up. I said in my first post to you when LGW was launched that people should not have a problem subscribing to support really good reporting. Your work proves that and you should be proud ...

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So glad you enjoyed the epic! I’m sorry to say future E1Ps will be shorter, but hopefully still worth your time

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Jan 11, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Great work on these! I suggested an E1P for the long lefty skip pass to D Lee augmented by the Paschall screen and was pleased to see how you worked it in. I noticed you didn't want to spend too much time on the tag and drop defense Curry was doing to avoid switching - no need to go into that in any more detail, just show some of your older work with the same approach with LeBron and the Cavs.

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Haha, I was dying to talk about the high tag and how all the maneuvers were giving the Clips those corner 3s. But then the video would be 10 minutes longer and just getting these done wiped me out

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No need - just trot out the 2018 Warriors-Cavs high tag videos!

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Jan 11, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Thanks for another great E1P. Had to rewatch the whole second half again after the live game in order to catch some of this stuf.

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Jan 11, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

"On top, we have the whole drama of the barbecuing about to happen..." Love it EA :) Long format is great, anytime you're talking basketball it's a boost to our collective +/-.

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Jan 11, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Best trilogies of all time: 1) LOTR 2) E1P clipper game series ... sorry Apricot couldn't give you 1st place here but you easily beat out both the Matrix and star wars episodes 1/2/3

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I’m just happy to be nominated.... and IN YOUR FACE LUCAS

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The third one (or episode 6 or whatever) was too cruddy to merit nomination, lol.

Tbh, the ensuing six episodes were all fairly crap, too, to varying degrees. I recently watched the brilliant John Boyega in the classic “Attack the Block” and the amazing new Amazon “Small Axe” series, and was reminded how sh*tty the whole Star Wars series had to be to make him a dull performer. Ditto Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac. I imagine all three of them lol-ing at the dumb lines they have to say.

The first two are above reproach, of course. And I keep hearing the Mandalorian is actually good...?

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If you like Boyega, check out “Imperial Dreams”. My buddy (co)wrote it. It was the director’s first feature and they were stoked to cast him.

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Oh, and the third LOTR was pretty crap, too, especially the interminable last hour or so. As with the Star Wars and Godfather sagas, the second one is best!

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Jan 11, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Best trilogies, final tally...

1. E1P

2. Godfather (despite the third one)

3. Star Wars episodes #4-6 (despite the third one)

4. LOTR (despite the third one)

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5,473. Star Wars episodes #7-9

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6,785,582. Star Wars episodes #1-3

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Nah. Third LOTR was a pretty good movie, just not as good as the previous ones. Can't compare it to Star Wars 1-3 which were bad when they came out and have aged terribly or Godfather 3 which was one of the most disappointing films I've ever seen.

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Totally fair. It was mostly the last hour of LOTR 3 that irked me. And totally agreed on Godfather — I don’t even count the third as part of the series.

The third Star Wars (episode 6) is absolutely atrocious, though. The fact that it features Harrison Ford at peak awesomeness and *still* manages to be that bad is evidence of how terrible it is. He had done Raiders and Blade Runner the two previous years!

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I'm not going to say it was as good as Eps 4 or 5 cause it definitely wasn't, but I think ep 6 is better than your evaluation. I saw the original trilogy pretty recently while in quarantine and while ep 6 is still the worst of the bunch, I would 100% rather watch it than most of the action/adventure movies Hollywood pumps out today. Certainly would rather watch it than pretty much any of the 1000 superhero movies we get every summer. At least it had some iconic moments in film history and lines that people still repeat 40 years after the movie was released. And Ian McDiarmid had an underrated and excellent performance.

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And the Mandalorian is quite good, more true to the original trilogy than any of the ensuing sequels. I don't like giving Disney any credit but there it is.

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Agreed- The Mandalorian largely has the same strengths and weaknesses of the original trilogy, which coming from me is very high praise!

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Nice, I’ll check that out. And check out “Small Axe”! And of course “Attack the Block” if you haven’t...

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Jan 11, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Thanks so much for all the work you put into these... how long until we start seeing quadruple staggered screens for Steph? :)

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Jan 11, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Love these!

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Jan 11, 2021Liked by Eric Apricot

Thank you!

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