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jzero
05-03-2011, 01:48 AM
who is everybody rooting for now? and why?
im a heat fan obviously but the grizzlies had me at hello
reason: i like their jersey colours

alencp3
05-03-2011, 01:53 AM
heat, okc and hawks

jzero
05-03-2011, 01:55 AM
heat, okc and hawks

why them

DenButsu
05-03-2011, 01:55 AM
who is everybody rooting for now?
im a heat fan obviously but the grizzlies had me at hello

Yeah, gotta root for the underdogs for sure - Grizz & Hawks for me.

iFYouSeekAmy
05-03-2011, 02:08 AM
Umm. Grizzlies? Not a big supporter for any of the teams.

1. Countdown to the lottery
2. Countdown to the NBA draft.
3. Summer League
4. Preseason
5. NBA Season

That is, if there is no lockout.
:sigh:

jzero
05-03-2011, 02:14 AM
Umm. Grizzlies? Not a big supporter for any of the teams.

1. Countdown to the lottery
2. Countdown to the NBA draft.
3. Summer League
4. Preseason
5. NBA Season

That is, if there is no lockout.
:sigh:

i hear ya

spreadeagle
05-03-2011, 02:16 AM
I like Lakers cause I wanna see kobe win another ring to further the kobe/Jordan who is better debate,im glad to have seen both these greats in there prime's and is the reason I love Basketball..also it would be cool to see the underdog grizz get to the finals

Sadds The Gr8
05-03-2011, 02:20 AM
none. Just wanna see competitive games and the Heat & Lakers lose.

Raps 4 LYFE


I like Lakers cause I wanna see kobe win another ring to further the kobe/Jordan who is better debate,im glad to have seen both these greats in there prime's and is the reason I love Basketball..also it would be cool to see the underdog grizz get to the finals

Kobe will never be better

Pete Dahh Sneak
05-03-2011, 02:22 AM
Every1 that's not the Lakers, Bulls, Heat, Celtics.

Meatmypet
05-03-2011, 02:26 AM
Lakers so Kobe can get his 6th.

spreadeagle
05-03-2011, 02:28 AM
none. Just wanna see competitive games and the Heat & Lakers lose.

Raps 4 LYFE



Kobe will never be better

what if he wins 2 more rings....But hey we could debate this forever and im still not sure lol

spreadeagle
05-03-2011, 02:30 AM
Lakers so Kobe can get his 6th.

I like Kobe because basketball seems to be his only drive, hes not into movies or being out on the town or hanging with Rappers and actresses he just wants to win every game every year

bholly
05-03-2011, 02:38 AM
Grizzlies. I even come prepared with a Marc Gasol jersey.

asandhu23
05-03-2011, 02:46 AM
The underdogs

John Walls Era
05-03-2011, 03:08 AM
Probably Heat. Thunder in the West.

rhino17
05-03-2011, 03:23 AM
I don't care if the Rockets are not in it

as long as its not Miami

sunsfan88
05-03-2011, 03:46 AM
Heat in the East and Thunder in the West.

I think Miami winning it would shut a lot of the critics up. LBJ deserves a ring.

OKC or Memphis. Whoever has a better chance of beating the Lakers/Mavs. I cant stand LA going to the finals for billionh time and I definitely cant stand Dirk/Kidd winning a ring before Nash.

naztrack
05-03-2011, 06:04 AM
griz and hawks.....i hate the heat (but like wade) and i hate the celtics.....only if they could some how eliminate each other

Khalifa21
05-03-2011, 06:58 AM
Heat, because i'm a massive LeBron fan.

Kashmir13579
05-03-2011, 07:47 AM
LETS GO HEAT!!! yea i said it.

Bulls_fan90
05-03-2011, 07:56 AM
I like Lakers cause I wanna see kobe win another ring to further the kobe/Jordan who is better debate,im glad to have seen both these greats in there prime's and is the reason I love Basketball..also it would be cool to see the underdog grizz get to the finals


what if he wins 2 more rings....But hey we could debate this forever and im still not sure lol

You clearly never watched Jordan.

Hawkeye15
05-03-2011, 08:23 AM
The Heat. LeBron and Wade are two of my favorite players, and I would love the kickstand many have against LeBron in arguments to simply go away. I also like Spo

todu82
05-03-2011, 08:25 AM
Going for the Chicago Bulls.

Hawkeye15
05-03-2011, 08:26 AM
what if he wins 2 more rings....But hey we could debate this forever and im still not sure lol

Kobe could win 4 more, it wouldn't matter. Jordan's separation in stats, awards, accolades, and sheer dominance (never lost a HCA series, never lost when he made it to the finals, was clearly the best player on his team from year 1 until he retired, blah blah blah), can't be touched no matter what Kobe does at this point.

jzero
05-03-2011, 08:31 AM
Kobe could win 4 more, it wouldn't matter. Jordan's separation in stats, awards, accolades, and sheer dominance (never lost a HCA series, never lost when he made it to the finals, was clearly the best player on his team from year 1 until he retired, blah blah blah), can't be touched no matter what Kobe does at this point.

kobe basically co piloted with shaq and gasol
you saw what happens when gasol isn't in perfect form
jordan never needed 7 games to beat teams

bholly
05-03-2011, 08:40 AM
kobe basically co piloted with shaq and gasol
you saw what happens when gasol isn't in perfect form
jordan never needed 7 games to beat teams

Sure he did. Indiana in the '98 ECF, and New York in the '92 second round. Not to mention losing in 7 to the Pistons in '90, and needing 6 games to beat Cleveland ('92), Portland ('92), New York ('93), Phoenix ('93), Seattle ('96), Utah('97, '98). Jordan is the best of all time, but it's not like he swept every series. He was the greatest because he could do what was hard, not because he made it easy.

Also Pippen > Gasol.

Hawkeye15
05-03-2011, 08:52 AM
Sure he did. Indiana in the '98 ECF, and New York in the '92 second round. Not to mention losing in 7 to the Pistons in '90, and needing 6 games to beat Cleveland ('92), Portland ('92), New York ('93), Phoenix ('93), Seattle ('96), Utah('97, '98). Jordan is the best of all time, but it's not like he swept every series. He was the greatest because he could do what was hard, not because he made it easy.

Also Pippen > Gasol.

none of that matters. There are certain barometers that must be met to pass Jordan

Best player on your team for your entire career
Never lose a HCA series in the playoffs
Never lose a Finals series (obviously you need a few appearances to qualify here)
Statistically dominate your peers over career
Multiple all NBA, and all Defensive teams
Multiple MVP's
Multiple Finals MVP's
DPOY award


And those are the complete basics, and I would argue more need to be met.

Here is a little tidbit on MJ's accomplishments


Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98)
Ten-time All-NBA First Team selection (1986-87 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98)
Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History"
A member of six Chicago Bulls NBA championship teams (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1997-98)
Six-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
The 1987-88 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and record nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection (1987-88 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98)
Entering 2002-03, ranked first in NBA history in scoring average (31.0 ppg), second in steals (2,391), fourth in points (30,652) and in field-goals made (11,513), fifth in free-throws made (7,061), sixth in field-goals attempted (23,010) and eighth in free-throws attempted (8,448)
Closed the 1997-98 season as the Bulls' all-time franchise leader in points, rebounds (5,836), assists (5,012), steals, games (930), field-goals made and attempted and free-throws made and attempted (8,115)
Holds the NBA record for most seasons leading the league in scoring (10)
Shares the NBA record with Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive seasons leading the league in scoring (seven, 1986-87 to 1992-93)
Holds the NBA record for most consecutive games scoring in double-digits (842)
Holds the NBA record for most seasons leading the league in field-goals made (10) and attempted (10)
Led the NBA in steals in 1987-88 (3.16 spg), 1989-90 (2.77 spg) and 1992-93 (2.83 spg)
Holds the NBA single-game records for most free-throws made in one half (20 against the Miami Heat on 12/30/92) and most most free-throws attempted in one half (23 in the same game)
Shares the NBA single-game records for most free-throws made in one quarter (14 against the Utah Jazz on 11/15/89 and against the Miami Heat on 12/30/92) and most free-throws attempted in one quarter (23 against the Miami Heat on 12/30/92)
Holds the NBA Finals record for highest single-series scoring average (41.0 ppg in 1993)
Entering the 2002-03 season, ranks as the all-time NBA Finals leader in three-pointers made (42), second in three-point attempts (114), third in points (1,176), fourth in steals (62), fifth in field-goals made (438), sixth in assists (209) and free-throws made (258), seventh in field-goals attempted (911) and eighth in free-throws attempted (320)
Holds the NBA Playoffs record for highest career scoring average (33.4 ppg)
Established an NBA Playoffs record with 63 points against the Boston Celtics on 5/20/86
Entering the 2002-03 season ranks as the all-time NBA Playoffs leader in field-goals attempted (4,497), free-throws made (1,463) and attempted (1,766), second in steals (376) and field-goals made (2,188), fifth in assists (1,022), seventh in three-point attempts (446) and ninth in three-pointers made (148)
Recorded two playoff career triple-doubles, both against the New York Knicks (5/9/89 and 6/2/93)
Participated in 13 NBA All-Star Games (1985, 1987-1993, 1996-98, 2002-03), starting 13 times, and missed another due to injury
Named the MVP of the 1988, 1996 and 1998 NBA All-Star Games
All-time NBA All-Star Game leader in steals (35) and ranks second in field-goal attempts (206), third in points (242), fourth in scoring average (20.2 ppg), and eighth in assists (52)
Notched the first triple-double in All-Star Game history, with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland
Won the Slam Dunk Contest in 1987 and 1988, also participating in 1985
Notched his 28th career triple-double, with 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, against the Toronto Raptors on 4/14/97
Returned from retirement against the Indiana Pacers on 3/19/95 and posted 19 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals in 43 minutes





Its no slight at Kobe, but there is no way he can catch Jordan. None. Nada. LeBron can't either now. We will be waiting for the new GOAT for a little while afterall....

NYKalltheway
05-03-2011, 09:16 AM
Celtics or Lakers, and if possible Grizzlies.

Not the others as i view them as rivals, either direct or indirect(get more championships than Knicks)
Especially dont wanna see the Heat coz they'll reach us and possibly surpass as next year...

PhillyFaninLA
05-03-2011, 09:26 AM
I'm rooting for in order:

OKC - I like Durant, and I liked in him college and Ibaka might be the best shot blocker in the game right now, I can see becoming a big fan of his

Heat - I'm a Wade fan and I want Lebron to get a ring because as good and immature as he is the truly elite and special all time players need rings

Celtics - I've always been a Garnet fan and Pierce may be a top 5 all time Celtic

ttam68
05-03-2011, 09:34 AM
Yeah, gotta root for the underdogs for sure - Grizz & Hawks for me.

Grizzlies and Hawks as far as fun to watch underdogs, Thunder as far as actual contenders. More or less I hate Miami/Boston/Chicago and am sick of LA/Dallas

jockrider
05-03-2011, 09:42 AM
what if he wins 2 more rings....But hey we could debate this forever and im still not sure lol

that's 7 rings but 4 only as the "man" mj had 6 as the man no competition.

The Ooh Child
05-03-2011, 09:46 AM
The Grizz. I used to live Tennessee for a while, and Z-Bo is the only guy who I can think of off the top of my head that is more gangster than I am.

mttwlsn16
05-03-2011, 09:52 AM
grizz, hawks

id be happy w anything tho as long as its not a 3rd straight lakers celts series

BGeer091
05-03-2011, 10:05 AM
Grizzlies

nycericanguy
05-03-2011, 10:17 AM
anyone but MIA =)

PHX2daDEATH
05-03-2011, 10:49 AM
Grizzlies...I like the Thunder too but they are going to have their chances I think Right now Memphis stacks up better against LA and Dallas ,two teams that I would hate to see win a title.. Lakers I've gotten used to...Dallas, I'm being greedy cuz it'd sting to see Marion/Kidd/Nowitzki get a title..sure they deserve it, but it'd sting knowing Nash/Amare/Marion never got one in Phoenix.. I of course would lighten up on the Mavs and hope they won if they played the heat.. that whole justice factor comes in-to mind.. In the east i really don't care and am I kinda hoping the heat make the finals because it'd be the most entertaining team in the east but i'd hope they lose against anybody in the west.. including the lakers..

pebloemer
05-03-2011, 11:13 AM
Memphis, OKC, Chicago and Atlanta.

Guaranteed two of them will make the conference finals. Hard to decide who to cheer for this round. The 4 teams I care about are playing each other.

JordansBulls
05-03-2011, 12:08 PM
If your team is not in, you obviously either pull for the underdog or the star that is near the end of his career that hasn't won yet.

NYK4L
05-03-2011, 12:36 PM
MAVS...reason is I got one of my countrymen on the team, J.J Barea. Otherwise nobody.

FairWeatherFan?
05-03-2011, 12:49 PM
Miami and Memphis

Why? #6, Z and Z-Bo

Tha Truth
05-03-2011, 12:53 PM
I just want to see competitive basketball games. This years playoffs have been the most entertaining in recent memory.

Although I would like the see the KING (LBJ) get a RING. He is too good of a player to not win a ring.

Raph12
05-03-2011, 02:14 PM
I got LA and Miami in the Finals, but I'd rather the Grizz win...