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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2016, 03:17:39 pm »
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What bothers me is the tons of people that criticize Durant. "He chose the easy path" and so on. Fuck off. He was presented with an opportunity and he took that opportunity. That's it. He would've been an idiot to ignore it.

"Honor" and stuff like that are just words for fools. In life, you take the best opportunities and you roll with them. It's better to be sorry for what you did than be sorry for what you didn't, or the opportunity that you didn't take.

This is just business, and he's maximizing his chances of winning. Simple.

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #46 on: July 04, 2016, 04:28:43 pm »
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What bothers me is the tons of people that criticize Durant. "He chose the easy path" and so on. Fuck off. He was presented with an opportunity and he took that opportunity. That's it. He would've been an idiot to ignore it.

"Honor" and stuff like that are just words for fools. In life, you take the best opportunities and you roll with them. It's better to be sorry for what you did than be sorry for what you didn't, or the opportunity that you didn't take.

This is just business, and he's maximizing his chances of winning. Simple.

With the exception of your last sentence I want to agree 100% with your post... The last sentence about business doesn't really make sense to me...  Usually when we players say it's just business it's usually about money...  Like when Byron maxwell went to the Eagles and admitted "I was going to sign w whoever paid me the most..."  I had no problem with his straight up honesty...  It's just business and he maximized the money he can make in a very dangerous sport.  Great for him.  No shade.

However, this isn't business.  This is life.  KD has tons of money.  NBA is way safer and he has ridiculous endorsements.  Maybe he wants to win.  Maybe he wants to have fun.  Maybe he just wants to live in the Bay Area in California instead of shitty Oklahoma.  Who cares.  He wants to play in golden state cause that's what makes him happy and I have zero problem with that.  I mean as long as what makes him happy isn't seeing people get punched in the nuts up close (lol jk) then why should anyone have a problem with it - he feels like he is happier going to GSW so he does... Fine by me.  Probably winning has something to do with it but even if he made the decision soley based on California vs Oklahoma why should anyone care or hate on him for it?  I turned down a much better job in Wisconsin to stay in LA and it made me happy and if this is what he wants to do fine by me...

However...  Even though I think it's wrong... There is a little part of me that wants him to deal with some criticism because of what Lebron had to deal with... Lebron got hated so much for teaming up w Dwade (even though the heat were nothing like GSW and the Cavs nothing like OKC when he left) that it seems unfair if KD doesn't deal with it... Truthfully though I know two wrongs don't make a right so I can't criticize the move at all...  Lebron didn't deserve scorn for making his life decisions about where he plays and neither does KD...

This is interesting though for the long term...  Does this mean Klay Thompson is gone???  I mean the Warriors have done an amazingly good and lucky job with the cap - signing Steph curry to a ridiculously low contract when he had his ankle injuries right before he became MVP is what allows them to afford this move... I know it's a short deal but if they win next year - and they have to be the favorites what does this mean long term?  I mean they can't have 4 max guys right?  Steph, Klay, KD, DG...  Personally I think Klay is underrated and better overall than DG but if they let DG they will be really redundant...  I hope Klay goes to Cleveland... I am almost accepting the Warriors winning next year but hoping the year after Klay teams up w LBJ and th Cavs get it back!  That would be such a fun rivalry but I'm sure I'm looking waaaaay too far ahead... Also... That Warriors bench gonna get weak no?  Gonna be interesting to see who KD takes his shots from... Man what if he came off the bench?  Lol probably would be best for the team to have Klay or KD come off the bench but I doubt it will happen...

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #47 on: July 04, 2016, 04:47:57 pm »
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Also.... While I do stand by my support of players to play wherever they want - hypocrisy is a bitch and in the age of Twitter when everything is saved durant deserves some shade in light of what he said in 2010 when the lakers got Dwight and Nash and the Cavs got Lebron:

Durant on twitter:
"Now everybody wanna play for the heat and the Lakers? Let’s go back to being competitive and going at these peoples!"

Lol. 

Seriously while the Warriors won 73 games let's not forget they were not truly dominant ever in the postseason...  Really the last team that was semi dominant post season dynasty was the Lakers with Shaq and Kobe and the last truly dominant team was the Bulls three peat...  I mean yeah he is joining the better team but truly joining the winners would be joining the Bulls in the off season before 96-97.  That was a team everyone knew would win... Hasn't been like that of late for anybody...

I mean Warriors won a lot but were down 2-1 in the finals when they won... Cavs won but were down 3-1.  Warriors had two game sevens.  The NBA only has five guys and so many shots to go around... So yeah the Warriors are way better and it's hard for me to imagine them losing but adding Durant is not purely additive and we should remember that... I mean Harrison Barnes is gone but his usage rate is half of KDs...

Vegas has the Warriors at 4-5 which is crazy because I can't remember seeing a favorite with a negative payout ever (tried to google Bulls but couldn't find it) but I'd say that's about right... Warriors are a 60% chance to win finals... That's good but it's not like KD just joined a team where they are given a ring... He will have to work hard and will deserve credit if they win it all... In the NBA talent gets you there easily but winning a ring is never easy or predestined (unless your the Bulls with Rodman Pippen and Jordan).

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2016, 10:05:13 pm »
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What bothers me is the tons of people that criticize Durant. "He chose the easy path" and so on. Fuck off. He was presented with an opportunity and he took that opportunity. That's it. He would've been an idiot to ignore it.

"Honor" and stuff like that are just words for fools. In life, you take the best opportunities and you roll with them. It's better to be sorry for what you did than be sorry for what you didn't, or the opportunity that you didn't take.

This is just business, and he's maximizing his chances of winning. Simple.

True. Durant could have a couple of serious knee injuries and never be able to play again. Are the Thunder going to look after him? In this era of professionalism and free agency the days of loyalty are dead.
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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2016, 01:04:33 am »
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Also.... While I do stand by my support of players to play wherever they want - hypocrisy is a bitch and in the age of Twitter when everything is saved durant deserves some shade in light of what he said in 2010 when the lakers got Dwight and Nash and the Cavs got Lebron:

Durant on twitter:
"Now everybody wanna play for the heat and the Lakers? Let’s go back to being competitive and going at these peoples!"

Lol.

haha. nice.

i still can't get over KD going to GSW. on paper that team is just incredible.

already looking forward to GSW/CLE in next year's finals.


What bothers me is the tons of people that criticize Durant. "He chose the easy path" and so on. Fuck off. He was presented with an opportunity and he took that opportunity. That's it. He would've been an idiot to ignore it.

"Honor" and stuff like that are just words for fools. In life, you take the best opportunities and you roll with them. It's better to be sorry for what you did than be sorry for what you didn't, or the opportunity that you didn't take.

This is just business, and he's maximizing his chances of winning. Simple.

True. Durant could have a couple of serious knee injuries and never be able to play again. Are the Thunder going to look after him? In this era of professionalism and free agency the days of loyalty are dead.

yup.

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #50 on: July 05, 2016, 01:07:48 am »
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Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors/North Carolina); Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls/Marquette); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings/Kentucky); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors/USC); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder/Texas); Paul George (Indiana Pacers/Fresno State); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors/Michigan State); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers/Duke); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers/Texas A&M); Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors/Villanova); and Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors/Washington State).

3 warriors (1 ex warrior - Barnes) on the olympic team.. and it could have been 4 with Curry.. and now 5, with Durant.

wtf.

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #51 on: July 05, 2016, 02:58:08 am »
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Have seen so many of these today:

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #52 on: July 05, 2016, 03:01:01 am »
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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2016, 03:10:23 am »
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Gold!

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2016, 03:45:37 am »
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Fuck I'm at work and can't even watch these... I'll have a laughter attack.

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2016, 05:21:15 am »
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Have seen so many of these today:



LMFAO

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2016, 07:16:51 am »
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i'll start saving for warriors home game ticket. can't wait for the splash family to put on a show.  :headbang:

what do you do on a durant / curry pick and roll.  :trollface:

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #57 on: July 05, 2016, 07:30:37 am »
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Foul them hard. They're skinny and you can injure them, and then you can win the game.

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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #58 on: July 05, 2016, 07:35:17 am »
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Foul them hard. They're skinny and you can injure them, and then you can win the game.

seeing how unfair the gsw lineup is (4/5 vegas championship odds now), maybe some team will really play dirty on them. gsw needs a bruiser. somebody like kurt thomas back in NY days. hard foul specialist.
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Re: NBA Trade Talk
« Reply #59 on: July 05, 2016, 08:34:31 am »
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Charles Oakley :P