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Old 05-20-2017, 12:55 PM
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Post Are you still watching the NBA?

As soon as I found out that Kevin Durant joined Golden State last year, I told myself that there was no way I was going to waste my time watching this sh*t anymore. And every time I look at the latest scores on my phone, I know that I made a good decision.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:48 PM
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:42 PM
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No. Haven't watched a game in over 10 years.

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Old 05-20-2017, 03:49 PM
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I'll never understand the groaning and the Superteam label regarding Durant going to Golden State.

Golden State was essentially a homegrown team who added (1) major guy to the mix, while sacrificing a lot of depth in the process so they could afford him.

It's nothing compared to The Heat recruiting Lebron James and Chris Bosh in the same season to pair up with Dwayne Wade, and then two seasons later able to bring in an aging but still effective Ray Allen.
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My short answer to the question is a big no. I'm an old timer (going on 69) and have been a basketball fan since back in the early 60's. Can actually recalll when the Lakers were in Minneapolis. A loyal Knick fan all those years and I finally had enough a few years ago when the dysfunctional ownership at MSG busted up a team that was under construction and then IMHO compounded a series of blunders by chasing Carmelo. The importation of Jackson was the final nail for me. Walked away. Don't know if I'm ever going back. Plenty of other good round ball to watch during college season, but even that is becoming strained with the one and out set up that's business as usual now. Maybe I'm
just getting to old?? Anyway, that's my take on it.
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I will watch the Finals, but nothing other than that is worth watching. At least the NBA is trying to stop this with their new super max contracts. When guys are going to lose 50+ million dollars to form a superteam, I don't think you will see another Durant to GSW as a free agent.
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I'll never understand the groaning and the Superteam label regarding Durant going to Golden State.

Golden State was essentially a homegrown team who added (1) major guy to the mix, while sacrificing a lot of depth in the process so they could afford him.

It's nothing compared to The Heat recruiting Lebron James and Chris Bosh in the same season to pair up with Dwayne Wade, and then two seasons later able to bring in an aging but still effective Ray Allen.
Alright, your post clearly shows that you are a Golden State fan Yes, I agree that Bosh and James going to the Heat was a really bad thing for the NBA. However, I think that Durant going to the Warriors was pretty bad too. He could have signed with the Clippers or the Rockets, but no, out of all the teams he had to choose Golden State. Imagine New England Patriots signing one of the best offensive players in the NFL? Wouldn't that be just stupid? Do you think the Pats are lacking in that area (or in any area?)
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Yeah because stuff like this never went on in the old days, >cough< Wilt Chamberlain to the Lakers >cough<. Not to mention then bringing back Gail Goodrich after he became a bona fide star.

It seems to me that for some reasons dynasties and rivalries are loathed in the present and glorified in the past.
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Alright, your post clearly shows that you are a Golden State fan Yes, I agree that Bosh and James going to the Heat was a really bad thing for the NBA. However, I think that Durant going to the Warriors was pretty bad too. He could have signed with the Clippers or the Rockets, but no, out of all the teams he had to choose Golden State. Imagine New England Patriots signing one of the best offensive players in the NFL? Wouldn't that be just stupid? Do you think the Pats are lacking in that area (or in any area?)
So when the Pats signed Randy Moss that was stupid? Not sure I'm reading you right.
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So when the Pats signed Randy Moss that was stupid? Not sure I'm reading you right.
I am not sure what the Pats' offensive situation was like back then. Didn't they get eliminated from the playoffs before that? Maybe they lost their WR to injury and needed a new one? I can't remember because all of this took place 10 years ago. Anyhow, my point is that I am just opposed to the idea of creating a superteam. It kills the competition and makes the games boring to watch.
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