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#1 goodhelmet

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:39 PM

Not really but Phil Schneider, Elliott and I break down the upcoming NBA playoffs at P2B. We didn't warrant a shout out on the facebook page so I wanted to make sure we aren't the least heard podcast in the history of podcasts. Actually, the booking of the playoffs is more pro wrestling than pro wrestling. Check it out...

 

http://placetobenati...-round-preview/



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 08:05 PM

I'm sad I didn't see the news that the league will test for HGH next season until after we recorded because I would have brought it up and then raced Phil to getting out a joke about LeBron visiting a retired George Zahorian in Florida during LeBron's two week break.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 08:10 PM

Cool this looks to be a good listen. I love the NBA playoffs. It's the greatest sport tournament of all-time in my opinion. I wish I could get myself more into the regular season, but I don't have a favorite team. Plus, they play 82 fucking games a year. The Southwest division has been insane this year though. Hasn't it been like 10 years since an entire division made it to the playoffs?

 

I'm listening right now. This will help me a lot with what's been going on in the league.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 08:12 PM

Glad I clicked this and it wasn't that terrible Shoemaker piece from the other day.

Just hoping the Bucks make their series interesting.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 08:32 PM

I mentioned on the podcast that Bucks/Bulls was the Eastern Conference series I was most interested in watching. Phil made a good point about it being two defensive minded teams that sometimes struggle to score so we are probably in for some sloppy ball. He's right but I wanted to clarify my point a bit.

 

Brooklyn doesn't interest me at all and I think Atlanta will sweep them.

Cleveland is definitely interesting but from a basketball standpoint I think they'll just demolish Boston.

Toronto vs Washington is series with two complete non-contenders that both need a shakeup.

Bucks vs Bulls has a bunch of guys that I like watching even if the games won't necessarily be a joyous basketball experience like watching GS or SA play. Giannis, Jimmy Butler, Pau, Noah, Middleton, Henson, Mirotic, Taj Gibson are all guys I like watching. There's the added drama of just how quickly will Derrick Rose tear a ligament. This is the only Eastern Conference series that has a chance of an upset.

 

So from an aesthetically pleasing basketball standpoint, I agree with Phil. But in terms of which Eastern Conference series am I most interested in, its Bucks/Bulls.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:14 PM

I'm really interested in Anthony Davis' performance in the first round. There's no way in hell the Pelicans win that series, but I wonder if Davis can win them a game at home.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:32 PM

Phil made a great point on the podcast that he can see Davis having a 40-20 game but losing by 30.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:01 PM

I agree. Davis is incredible and the pace at which the Warriors play lends itself to Davis putting up big numbers. But the Warriors will just overwhelm the Pelicans' guards.

 

Phil made a bunch of great points. One thing I was really glad he brought up was not being totally surprised by Pau's performance for the Bulls. I remember waking up at 5 am or whatever to watch the 2012 gold medal game and the US literally had no answer for Pau's post game. More than anything else the use of Pau really exposed D'Antoni to me as a gimmicky/system coach. I wasn't necessarily thinking Pau was going to be an 18 and 12 guy this year. But in the off-season, that struck me as a really great under the radar pick up.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:48 PM

It fits here since the NBA is almost as fixed as Pro Wrestling.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 11:10 PM

Phil made a great point on the podcast that he can see Davis having a 40-20 game but losing by 30.

That's very possible. It will be fun to watch.

 

For a personal story, when I was in high school I saw Steph Curry play at the roundhouse here in Chatt a few times. There was one game where Davidson (Curry's team) was ripping us on the way to halftime. I was walking around the concourse getting food or whatever and all the sudden I hear the place explode. Curry had just hit a half court shot at the halftime buzzer. The rest of the game was ugly.



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:52 AM

The company Phil was thinking of is http://en.wikipedia....wiki/The_Asylum.



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 07:10 AM

Glad I clicked this and it wasn't that terrible Shoemaker piece from the other day.

Just hoping the Bucks make their series interesting.

 

I don't see how you can easily superkick a basketball.



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 09:00 AM

I mentioned on the podcast that Bucks/Bulls was the Eastern Conference series I was most interested in watching. Phil made a good point about it being two defensive minded teams that sometimes struggle to score so we are probably in for some sloppy ball. He's right but I wanted to clarify my point a bit.
 
Brooklyn doesn't interest me at all and I think Atlanta will sweep them.
Cleveland is definitely interesting but from a basketball standpoint I think they'll just demolish Boston.
Toronto vs Washington is series with two complete non-contenders that both need a shakeup.
Bucks vs Bulls has a bunch of guys that I like watching even if the games won't necessarily be a joyous basketball experience like watching GS or SA play. Giannis, Jimmy Butler, Pau, Noah, Middleton, Henson, Mirotic, Taj Gibson are all guys I like watching. There's the added drama of just how quickly will Derrick Rose tear a ligament. This is the only Eastern Conference series that has a chance of an upset.
 
So from an aesthetically pleasing basketball standpoint, I agree with Phil. But in terms of which Eastern Conference series am I most interested in, its Bucks/Bulls.

I thought they would have had a great shot against Toronto. I don't love the matchup with the Bulls because of their size. Definitely hope Giannis gets a chance to explode on the national scene more. My main hope is that they have a strong showing in the playoffs and go into the offseason fully on the ascent with Parker coming back, Giannis as a burgeoning superstar, MCW (whom I personally love), and a great young coach and fresh ownership that seems to "get it." This was a fun season to be a Bucks fan, even if the offense was horrendous most of the time.

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 11:51 AM

OK, keeping with the Wrestlemania theme...

 

Tim Duncan... Undertaker? 

Steph Curry... Seth Rollins? (Biggest push of career this year)

Derrick Rose... Wade Barrett? (Keeps getting hurt)

LeBron James... John Cena? 

 

This could be fun. 



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 12:04 PM

 The baby faces of the NBA playoffs are the Memphis Grizzlies .  Every other team in the playoffs are just a bunch of dirty heels. 



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 12:14 PM

Hahaha... the Grizz are the Primetime Players of the playoffs. Ultimately looking up at the lights. 



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 12:20 PM

Giannis is like Neville or something. Spectacular athlete with amazing moves, new to the main scene, but will he put all the pieces together/improve, or just be what he is now?

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:16 PM

Tony Allen = Cactus Jack

 

Zach Randolph = Vader

 

 Marc  Gasol = Stan Hansen.

 

 You may beat  Memphis on the score board , but you will take an ass kicking in the process,



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:27 PM

 Griz  are all  hurt. It is like death by paper  cuts. No season ending injuries , just nagging stuff that  keeps them  down . Allen has a hamstring , Lee has a bad wrist , Green has a bad back  , Gasol has a bad ankle, Randolph has a  hurt elbow and Conley has a sprained foot. Before all the injuries they were playing .800  ball , now they are barely over . 500 . I still think they can handle Portland and then lose to Golden State.

 

 The thing about Memphis is that Conley , Lee and Green never shoot their average from three. They are all either hot or cold. If Memphis can hit any threes at all they are tough to beat . If you cannot double  Randolph you are usually going to lose, get away with the double team ,  because of poor perimeter shooting  , then you are in good shape.



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:35 PM

OK, keeping with the Wrestlemania theme...

 

Tim Duncan... Undertaker? 

Steph Curry... Seth Rollins? (Biggest push of career this year)

Derrick Rose... Wade Barrett? (Keeps getting hurt)

LeBron James... John Cena? 

 

This could be fun. 

 

Duncan probably is the best pure striker in the NBA -

 






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