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  1. #1
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    With Rose injury & Miami Big 3 hurting will NBA admit greedball schedule mistake?

    I always thought this greedball schedule, with no training support over summer, a shortened pre-season, and too many games in too little time meant that it was not going to be the best team that won, but the last crew standing.

    With Rose's season-ending injury that prediction is going to come to pass. And it is not only the Bulls. See for example this reporting on Miami



    Were probably as healthy as anybody could be this time of year after this type of 66-game season, Spoelstra said. I dont think anybody is feeling 100 percent.

    James, who has been nursing a sore left ankle, is in the best shape of the three. With the No. 2 seed locked up, the Heat used the final week of the regular season to rest James, a most valuable player contender, by sitting him for three of the last four games.

    Bosh missed the final six games with a strained left hamstring, and Wade sat out the last three with a dislocated left index finger.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/28/sp...ref=basketball

    Now it obviously did not matter against the Knicks who are playing without their starting point guard and with Amare Stoudamire just back from a major back injury and Shumpert lost during the game. And since their primary opponent, the Bulls, have just lost their MVP point guard for the duration, it looks like the the less wounded Heat are going to come out of the East.

    All in all, I think the NBA owes its fans an apology. If others agree, maybe we should put up a petition, so that the league hears how we feel and is never tempted to serve up such an ugly imitation of a season again.

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    I think we all know that Stern (and the players to some extent too since they agreed) were stupid to put 66 games in a cramped season. Should have been 50, like in the other lock-out. Even before this, many star players missed extended periods of time.

    If they didn't then, they won't now. You know, unless the big three all have to miss the playoffs too as well as Melo/Amare.

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    Who's hurt on the Miami Heat?

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    Yea, but I cant help but blame the coaches as well, they could have stuck it to them by not playing their best players on those back to back to backs. Should have gone with an entirely different strat this year.

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    Spurs Rest
    Heat Rest

    Lots of players played heavy minutes this year and it even cost some teams home court like FLOP CITY with CP3 and Boston with a few injurys.

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    This isn't just on Stern IMO. It's the players and teams as well.

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    Like I said in another thread, D. Rose sat out a number of games in the regular season to make sure he was healthy in the playoffs. This was just a bad landin'. Don't really think the schedule had anything to do with it. Very unlucky injury.

    Welcome to Miami, Mr. 34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnom11 View Post
    Who's hurt on the Miami Heat?
    Lebron? Did you see that pick by Tyson? I mean I was shocked to see the guy score 9 straight points after that hit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal827 View Post
    I think we all know that Stern (and the players to some extent too since they agreed) were stupid to put 66 games in a cramped season. Should have been 50, like in the other lock-out. Even before this, many star players missed extended periods of time.

    If they didn't then, they won't now. You know, unless the big three all have to miss the playoffs too as well as Melo/Amare.
    Would that have helped much? That year they had 50 games in three months. This year it was 66 in 4 months. The games weren't that much more packed together or anything - there was just more of them because there was that much more time.

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    I don't think the Derrick Rose injury was a result of the schedule. Guys just get injured sometimes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sssmush View Post
    no offense but the Spurs are freakin' communists bro. They should get with Stern's capitalist agenda like NOW




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    Quote Originally Posted by mjt20mik View Post
    Lebron? Did you see that pick by Tyson? I mean I was shocked to see the guy score 9 straight points after that hit.


    LOL A lot of that was acting....a lot of it is just the plain and simple fact he is a puss on the court. I wasn't surprised at all that he scored 9. He was trying to sell it like he was hurt way worse than he was. You would have thought he got hit by an Artest elbow the way he acted.

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    honestly, would any of us have cared if the season was only 55 games instead of 66? I'd agree that the packed schedule was about money, and not appeasing fan demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warehouseisbare View Post
    LOL A lot of that was acting....a lot of it is just the plain and simple fact he is a puss on the court. I wasn't surprised at all that he scored 9. He was trying to sell it like he was hurt way worse than he was. You would have thought he got hit by an Artest elbow the way he acted.
    lol at that. Lebron gets up after he takes hard hits. He got stung on that one, that's why he "acted" the way he did. If you've ever played a sport, it is possible to get hit, be in pain and walk it off after..

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    I dont care what anybody says **** stern

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    Add Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut and David Lee to the list from the Warriors...

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