Discussion in 'NBA Basketball Forum' started by TJL, May 15, 2017.
Got beat by 50!
By the way.
Has it been mentioned they got beat by 50?
guess it's a good thing he's pimpin' shoes...
You can't even give that to Philly. You don't think they are a team on the rise with Embiid, Simmons, Saric, the 3rd pick, the Lakers #1 in 2018 and a crumbling Sacramento 1st in 2019 with ZERO bad contracts and a ton of money to spend. Notice how every Laker fan agrees with you and every fan from every other team in the league agrees with me.
Two guys with exactly 31 NBA games between them?
You understand that for a team to be "on the rise" their players need to actually play in games, right?
Yeah, they both suck. Simmoms could have played this year but they were tanking. So you're essentially saying you wouldn't want Embiid or Simmons on the Lakers... right. I hate it when people are so closed minded and can't even be remotely objective.
Point is, we don't know if they suck. We've never seen them play. They might both be better than MJ, but we're not gonna know if they don't play. So how am I supposed to know if I would want them on the Lakers or not?
Remotely objective? What is remotely objective about saying how great players are that have never been on the court?
I hate when guys are so blinded by homerism that they talk about how great guys that have never played are just because they are allegedly on their favorite team.
I will say this about that little video of Ball chewing his team out.
A bunch of people on Twitter are all "how can he be allowed to talk to those kids like that!"
That ain't shit compared to the way high school football coaches in Texas talked to their players.
Hell, I heard worse from junior high coaches in the 70s and 80s.
well yeah, but football's LIFE down there...
We don't go to church on Sunday.
We go to high school football stadiums on Friday night!
The real question is what kind of parent allows their kid to play for Lavar Ball?
It isn't about the language either. He is 100% about hyping his kids and buildin his brand. No chance I am letting my kid play for a coach that will clearly favor his own son to the detriment of other players.
You are 1/2 right. Simmons could be a bust. Just like the Lakers pick this year might suck. But, as I said before, Simmons is the highest ranked player since Lebron. But Embiid has showed when he is on the court he is absolutely phenomenal. Philly is 100% on the rise. They hit on Saric, they hit on Embiid. Simmons is a tremendous talent. The people being Homers are the ones who think the Lakers have more talent. IMO it's not even close.
Still angry about the draft lottery I see.
Let it all out sweetheart, it's ok to cry.
Let's make a deal. Even though I never once mentioned it and don't give a crap cause we get an unprotected pick next year let's just say I'm crying now and you'll be crying in 11 months. Deal?
I'm gonna be frigging hysterical if we flip that into the 1st pick.
Being highly ranked doesn't mean anything until it's proven on the court. Lots of guys have been "the highest ranked player since..." and ended up not panning out.
Embiid has shown in 31 games that he is very talented and could be very good. So did guys like Brad Daugherty, Greg Oden, and Andrew Bynum (to name a few). The problem is that, like those guys, he has also shown that he can't stay healthy.
Again, how can you be on the rise when your best player has managed to play a total of 31 games in 3 years and your "most highly ranked player since Lebron" hasn't seen the court? Answer...you can't.
Until both of them show they can get on the court and stay there (and Simmons scores a basket in an actual NBA game), you aren't "on the rise." You are a team with potential and a possibly bright future...nothing more.
Being a homer is not grasping that simple fact.
This I have no issue with except for some semantics. No, a lot of players haven't been ranked as high a Simmons since Lebron. He is the highest ranked since Lebron. But I agree with this take.
This all started when a Lake fan started busting on the Sixers and I compared them to LA only to get... Saric isn't that good. Is rather have Ingram than Simmons (which is particularly ludicrous). The Sixers don't have a bright future. LA has better current talent...which is all silliness.
Oh. Me and every other Philly fan are going to run you off this board if we flip the Lakers pick in to a top 3 pick next year. Will be the high light ofnext year.
May be he is a pimp period
As I recall Blake Griffin didn't get to play in his first year and his in the top 10 players in my opinion. That's saying a lot. They jury might still be out on Julius Randle, but he didn't play in his first year either and is developing into a pretty good player, but then you have a few that never played in the NBA and never developed, so I think you really have to wait and see, but Simmons will get his chance next season - lets see what they will with him.
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