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iam brett favre
06-21-2012, 01:15 AM
Will one be placed in the history books for whoever wins the finals? Considering it was a lockout year, I wouldn't be surprised at all if people try to say that 2-3 years from now.

ChitownBears22
06-21-2012, 01:15 AM
This again. We get it. Last time I checked MIA and OKC weren't the only teams that only played 66 games. Level playing field=legitimate title.

John Walls Era
06-21-2012, 01:21 AM
No one will remember the * in 5+ years. Actually no one will care after next finals.

AllBall
06-21-2012, 01:24 AM
Haters gonna flip flop.

Exhibit A: http://i50.tinypic.com/21ondq0.png

Exhibit B: http://i50.tinypic.com/295pcba.png

Exhibit C: http://i46.tinypic.com/20u2x08.png

G-Menfan4lyfe
06-21-2012, 01:25 AM
Do the Spurs get an * for their 1999 NBA Title in a 50 game season? That's far less games played than a 66 game season and much more likely to affect playoff seeding.

iam brett favre
06-21-2012, 01:25 AM
It's funny because you say I'm flopping - I actually made this thread before the season started I believe. But now I can't go back and find old posts for some reason.

greg_ory_2005
06-21-2012, 01:26 AM
No

Cal827
06-21-2012, 01:27 AM
Here's one:

Would we really be debating this if OKC was the team up 3-1 right now?

No Asterisk. Every team played 66 games. Good Job on the two teams in the finals now, meshing quicker than the 28 others.

PurpleJesus
06-21-2012, 01:28 AM
i have no idea why this is a subject of conversation...if the season was the usual 82 games, i think the majority of the playoff teams would be the same, and I am 100% positive it would still be Miami and OKC in the finals.

felixng2012
06-21-2012, 01:30 AM
Makes no sense. It doesn't even matter.

JeffG20
06-21-2012, 01:30 AM
people that think they get an * need to be mulekicked

rocket
06-21-2012, 01:30 AM
*

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-21-2012, 01:31 AM
Here's one:

Would we really be debating this if OKC was the team up 3-1 right now?

No Asterisk. Every team played 66 games. Good Job on the two teams in the finals now, meshing quicker than the 28 others.

To be fair, the final four teams (MIA, OKC, SAS and BOS) had their 4 teams with the same coach and same philosophies already established. Boston still had their big 4 under Doc's philosophy, the Spurs obviously with their Big 3 and Coach Pop, OKC was growing as a team the last 3 yrs in the playoffs so it was just a matter of time before they exploded on the NBA Map, and LeBron, Wade and Bosh with Spo are trying to avenge their finals lost from last yr.



But no, this title nor the 99 title deserve an asterisk. A Champion is a Champion. Period.

JeffG20
06-21-2012, 01:31 AM
if anything its harder to play a compacted schedule.

iam brett favre
06-21-2012, 01:31 AM
Here's one:

Would we really be debating this if OKC was the team up 3-1 right now?

No Asterisk. Every team played 66 games. Good Job on the two teams in the finals now, meshing quicker than the 28 others.

Yes. And I think its a very legitimate argument.

iam brett favre
06-21-2012, 01:33 AM
For the record - I don't think there should be. I just think it's a very debatable subject.

naps
06-21-2012, 01:34 AM
Yes, only if the Heat wins. If OKC wins, no asterisk.




#Haterswag

kjoke
06-21-2012, 01:37 AM
You know that evey team plays the same amount of games right...

naps
06-21-2012, 01:42 AM
You know that evey team plays the same amount of games right...

But every team doesn't have a player named LeBron. So asterisk should there if LeBron wins it.

JLynn943
06-21-2012, 02:04 AM
I don't understand why there would be an asterisk on this year. There is absolutely no reason for it. Every team played the same amount of games in a very compact schedule.

Even if there were any teams that benefited from having less games to play, it would be the older teams (such as BOS and SA), and they still couldn't beat MIA/OKC anyway.

Raph12
06-21-2012, 03:07 AM
Do we hold it against TimmyD? I guess if this is the only ring he wins, people will talk.

NYKnicksAllDay
06-21-2012, 03:25 AM
No.

TylerSL
06-21-2012, 03:38 AM
It's funny because you say I'm flopping - I actually made this thread before the season started I believe. But now I can't go back and find old posts for some reason.

no you're not.

PhillyFaninLA
06-21-2012, 04:00 AM
No.

Every team in the league was playing with the same circumstances. An * would be for an unfair advantage. Keep in mind that the ancient Spurs and Celtics and really good playoff runs despite the compressed schedule.

blastmasta26
06-21-2012, 09:22 AM
This again. We get it. Last time I checked MIA and OKC weren't the only teams that only played 66 games. Level playing field=legitimate title.

Pretty much this.

MonroeFAN
06-21-2012, 09:37 AM
They should get 2 rings for staying healthy when other teams could not. This is more impressive in my opinion.

Either way, the answer is no. Miami s going to win fair and square.

kdspurman
06-21-2012, 09:47 AM
People may say (for Lebron personally) if he never wins another ring "he only won it in a shortened season" Even though it's been an arguably tougher season than normal.

If he wins a couple more, it won't be an issue. For the record I don't think it is anyway, but I can see people saying that.

Andrew32
06-21-2012, 09:54 AM
No.
No.
No.

MadBomber
06-21-2012, 09:58 AM
A ring is a ring, don't matter the length of the season.

StinkEye
06-21-2012, 10:05 AM
Only because LeBron is going to win it.

Ill21
06-21-2012, 10:32 AM
No way

KnickNyKnick
06-21-2012, 10:39 AM
66 games not too far from 82. with the short season it was actually a tougher season. the entire league had to endure that schedule. i remember the knicks were playing like every other day plus many back to backs thinking these guys are not gonna last. it should get a * but meaning it was a rigorous season lol. that said, the young & healthy were meant to prevail this year.

with a full season teams like the mavs knicks lakers chicago should show major improvements come playoff time.

THE GIPPER
06-21-2012, 10:42 AM
Yes, only if the Heat wins. If OKC wins, no asterisk.




#Haterswag

lol so true.

knicks4life33
06-21-2012, 10:55 AM
a * will always be mentioned in a lock out season bye someone .

JWO35
06-21-2012, 11:15 AM
if anything its harder to play a compacted schedule.

So you're saying they should get a "+" instead of a "*" :rolleyes:

koreancabbage
06-21-2012, 11:19 AM
it should have a asterick, and in the fine print, Lebron James played on this team, a future HOF, a player to put up stats that no one in the current day of the NBA could have fathomed in the NBA playoffs.

- thats a boss.

Kashmir13579
06-21-2012, 11:21 AM
No.

D12 fan
06-21-2012, 11:25 AM
Will one be placed in the history books for whoever wins the finals? Considering it was a lockout year, I wouldn't be surprised at all if people try to say that 2-3 years from now.

Would you have made this thread if Miami wasn't in the Finals?Probally not.

The hate the Heat get is absurd,it doesn't matter if it was a lockout a championship is a championship,either in a 66 game season or 82 game season.

Let the Haters continue to hate on the Miami Heat.:facepalm:

xxplayerxx23
06-21-2012, 11:28 AM
Lol heat fans are so sensitve, No there shouldnt be

mark1125
06-21-2012, 11:28 AM
No asterisk as everyone was playing under the same circumstances.

xxplayerxx23
06-21-2012, 11:29 AM
IMO Lebron cant win the championship
25 seconds later 18 heat fans call me haters
d12 calls me a hater 22 times in one post

jp611
06-21-2012, 12:08 PM
No, the Heat deserve it if they win it, and the thunder deserve it if they win it, simple as that

DR_1
06-21-2012, 12:14 PM
*

nicegoing
06-21-2012, 12:19 PM
What difference does it make? It's not like the winner of this Finals will have had special secret training camps during the lockout or something like that. Every team had an equal shot at the title once the lockout was over, no team had an advantage over the other (by this I mean every team played the same amount of games, didn't have summer league, didn't have training camp, had fewer practices etc.).

nicegoing
06-21-2012, 12:22 PM
Would you have made this thread if Miami wasn't in the Finals?Probally not.

The hate the Heat get is absurd,it doesn't matter if it was a lockout a championship is a championship,either in a 66 game season or 82 game season.

Let the Haters continue to hate on the Miami Heat.:facepalm:
Did he even mention the Heat in the original post? No I don't think he did. Stop whining, stop worrying about what you THINK other people are doing when they post. Answer his question, then go post somewhere else. You are embarrassing yourself, and making all Heat fans look bad when you do this.

Not to mention the guy who started the thread said:

For the record - I don't think there should be. I just think it's a very debatable subject.
So he clearly outlined his motives for starting the thread, it being a very debatable subject. You think every one is always out to get the Heat, you really need to relax and maybe take a day or two away from this website to cool off.

D12 fan
06-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Did he even mention the Heat in the original post? No I don't think he did. Stop whining, stop worrying about what you THINK other people are doing when they post.

You are telling me not to worry about what other people are saying,what are you doing right now?:facepalm:

It's a stupid ?,if you win the championship you deserve it,why does it matter if it's a lockout season?

And how do you know what I do,you just joined PSD,yet you go around schemin on people like you know what the **** you are talkin about,you don't know me.You was the same guy who tried to call me out the other day about being a fan of every team,then I had to put yo *** on blast.If you don't like what I post then put me on your ignore list,it's as simple as that.

nicegoing
06-21-2012, 12:49 PM
You are telling me not to worry about what other people are saying,what are you doing right now?:facepalm:

It's a stupid ?,if you win the championship you deserve it,why does it matter if it's a lockout season?
Go back and read my post again you obviously didn't get it.

Don't you need to be at least 14 to sign up for this site?

whitemamba33
06-21-2012, 12:50 PM
If we are being literal, then of course not. Who's going to put the "*" there, the NBA? Nothing even remotely like that will happen at the league level.

On the fan level, it's whatever floats your boat. Personally, I subscribe to the Phil Jackson theory that every season is a journey, and cutting games from the season can be absolutely critical to a teams rhythm, momentum, and chemistry going into the playoffs. Also have to consider that some teams were better built for a condensed schedule than others.

Whoever wins, earned it. To be the best team throughout 66 games and the playoffs is a big accomplishment. But I'm not going to buy into the idea that missing those games didn't affect some teams more than others.

D12 fan
06-21-2012, 12:53 PM
Go back and read my post again you obviously didn't get it.

Don't you need to be at least 14 to sign up for this site?

:cricket:

iam brett favre
06-21-2012, 01:06 PM
Would you have made this thread if Miami wasn't in the Finals?Probally not.

The hate the Heat get is absurd,it doesn't matter if it was a lockout a championship is a championship,either in a 66 game season or 82 game season.

Let the Haters continue to hate on the Miami Heat.:facepalm:

Yes....and I did before the season started, but now you can't look up old threads. I'm not hating on the Heat at all, and for a Magic fan I think your a little too concerned about the Heat.

KingPosey
06-21-2012, 01:06 PM
If Miami wins it, then obviously right?

KingPosey
06-21-2012, 01:08 PM
Go back and read my post again you obviously didn't get it.

Don't you need to be at least 14 to sign up for this site?

If he isnt 14 (which I assume youre fishing for the answer), that means youll want to chat him on your "other" site right?

Chris Hanson is everywhere dude, be careful.

stawka
06-21-2012, 01:31 PM
Here's one:

Would we really be debating this if OKC was the team up 3-1 right now?

No Asterisk. Every team played 66 games. Good Job on the two teams in the finals now, meshing quicker than the 28 others.

This. Every team played 66 games, had training, had coaching, had injuries, had their chances to make the playoff's and advance.

Damn man

smith&wesson
06-21-2012, 01:49 PM
here's one:

Would we really be debating this if okc was the team up 3-1 right now?

No asterisk. Every team played 66 games. Good job on the two teams in the finals now, meshing quicker than the 28 others.

+1

RLundi
06-21-2012, 01:53 PM
Lol why didn't you just put the word 'asterisk' in the title?

I originally thought you were trying to write *ss or something...

ManRam
06-21-2012, 01:55 PM
Hahaha.

Absolutely not.

CoffeeJanitor
06-21-2012, 01:57 PM
Probably...Doesn't mean anything though...

Da Knicks
06-21-2012, 01:57 PM
The fact that a bunch of teams had new coaches and players and no training camp gave an edge to the teams that had being assembled. I think the nba deserves the * more than the teams, the refs deserve *** they are horrible and the flopping in the whole playoffs was just pitiful.

bedford1829
06-21-2012, 02:05 PM
Circumstances are changed, but still equal across the board. Every competed under the same circumstances, an asterisk is just a dumb consideration.

It would be like putting an asterisk on a baseball team's win if it came during a rain shortened 7 inning contest.

ManRam
06-21-2012, 02:25 PM
No one would give two ***** if Miami weren't in the Finals. :shrug: Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt it.

This is silly. There's no asterisk for the 1972 Oakland A's (missed half the games). There's no asterisk for the 1982 Niners (changed the playoff format, also, 9 games instead of 16). None for the 94 rangers (higher % of games missed). Etc. etc. etc.


They had no unfair advantage over other teams. Sure, a lack of pre-season practice time might have favored veteran teams, but that's not their fault. The teams they all beat (Indy, Boston and OKC) really had little to no changes in personnel, coaching or anything.

They had the same 62 game schedule. They had the same amount of b2b2bs as every other team. Every team had the same set of circumstances so why should there be an asterisk?

Oh, because we all have to hate the Heat.

D12 fan
06-21-2012, 02:30 PM
No one would give two ***** if Miami weren't in the Finals. :shrug: Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt it.

Oh, because we all have to hate the Heat.

Better watch out,we have a kid on the loose who goes by the name nice going,he's gonna call you out.:rolleyes: