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    It's like coaches getting extended before the...

    It's like coaches getting extended before the last year so the players listen to them in their contract year. Teams don't want players pressing for stats and don't want them feeling disrespected so...
  2. In interviews Conley and Lowry don't seem all the...

    In interviews Conley and Lowry don't seem all the personable, but I haven't seen much either.

    Strange takes are part of the gig too. They need to disagree some.
  3. Thread: Cars and mass

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    One of the reasons cars front ends got...

    One of the reasons cars front ends got considerably larger was regulations to make them more survivable in impacts with pedestrians. And we can make very small crash structures that dissipate energy...
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    They are talking about the average weight of...

    They are talking about the average weight of "new" cars not of the cars actually on the road which is much more influenced by peoples choices of buying larger/heavier cars.
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    If all the cars were 1000lbs the mass involved in...

    If all the cars were 1000lbs the mass involved in impacts would be massively reduced on both sides. The energy in the system is directly related to mass. The cars with the worst rollover ratings...
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    The important word in the first statement you...

    The important word in the first statement you missed was "all".
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    I would rather people just choose it which is why...

    I would rather people just choose it which is why I suggested that the government make it much cheaper to own multiple cars so people could commute in super efficient cars.
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    It's a tough spot when a young player has shown...

    It's a tough spot when a young player has shown flashes of greatness when that 3rd year comes around.
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    Sticky: What happened to the Blazers? They played much...

    What happened to the Blazers? They played much better last year than they are playing this year. They lost some role players for sure, but they didn't seem like tone setters. Is it the lost...
  10. Which NBA players would be good replacements for Kenny, Chuck, and Shaq

    Not that they are going anywhere, I was just thinking about it ...

    JJ Reddick would be good, he sees the game well and can talk about it.
    Draymond Green is smart, quick with a joke, and is just...
  11. Thread: Off Topic

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    Sticky: I've seen some of it. He is good. I'd love to...

    I've seen some of it. He is good. I'd love to see a future replacement for Kenny, Chuck, and Shaq be JJ, Dray, and Giannis.
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    Sticky: If he doesn't get another serious injury then...

    If he doesn't get another serious injury then okay.

    Embiid missed his first 162 games in the NBA and he's doing okay.

    But more importantly, if he can't get healthy what can the Warriors do...
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    Sticky: If he plays the remainder of this season from...

    If he plays the remainder of this season from when he comes back and doesn't suffer another significant injury then I will be happy. I hope it's as many games as possible, but I won't be concerned...
  14. Thread: Cars and mass

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    If all the cars were 1000lbs they would be safer...

    If all the cars were 1000lbs they would be safer than the current 4000lb cars. There would be fewer accidents and the energy involved in the collisions would be reduced making it safer. When your...
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    The only way to change it would be by getting...

    The only way to change it would be by getting government to push it.
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    Seems like they are talking about comparing...

    Seems like they are talking about comparing models, not talking about all the cars on the road. The trends of the average weight is going up.

    It's not that it's some critical factor that is going...
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    The engines are far more efficient, but, for...

    The engines are far more efficient, but, for example, the 1987 Honda CRX HF got 55mpg in large part because it was a very light vehicle. That car with a modern same size engine would probably be...
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    Yes it's been a trend for a while, I did mention...

    Yes it's been a trend for a while, I did mention the last 20 years so clearly it's been happening :)

    The question is how do we reverse the trend?

    How about tax breaks for smaller engines like...
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    That doesn't hold logically though. Gas was MUCH...

    That doesn't hold logically though. Gas was MUCH cheaper in the 1980s and in the 1980s Honda Civics were popular and weighed over 1000 pounds less than Civics do now. Cars keep getting heavier so...
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    Essentially the same deal the Sixers gave...

    Essentially the same deal the Sixers gave Simmons. Double Damn.
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    As much as I'd rather it not be true the fact is...

    As much as I'd rather it not be true the fact is the NBA is better off when the Lakers and Knicks are good teams.
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    Sticky: 17 of the 18 years of LeBrons career that guy...

    17 of the 18 years of LeBrons career that guy wasn't out there playing for his team for a number of games. That's a concern that isn't magically going to get better without a level of urgency being...
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    Cars and mass

    Over the last 20 years the average weight of cars on US roads has gone up 1000 pounds.

    This is bad for efficiency, wear and tear on parts, handling, and the total energy in crashes.

    Electric...
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    And the whole NBA gets better.

    And the whole NBA gets better.
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    That would be a STEAL for the Lakers.

    That would be a STEAL for the Lakers.
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