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Forum: National Basketball Association 05-29-2001, 10:07 PM
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Blazers Coaching Job Coveted

Some times history passes judgment before all the facts become known, and so it has been with the current Portland TrailBlazer season. Although pundits and fans mocked the Blazers for their first...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-28-2001, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
The Clippers future

The Clippes continually suffer from players jumping ship as they finally approach maturity. If they can keep the current group together, they should make the playoffs next year, and who knows about...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-28-2001, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
airachutti

Lamar Odom? Darius Miles will probably prove to be a better player on the Clippers, and so long as anyone remains on the Clippers they have no chance of greatness.
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-28-2001, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
You can not compare by age

MJ went to college, Kobe skipped college. Yes, Kobe is better at 22, but becuase of his NBA experience. No telling yet if Kobe will be better, he has shown the heart and determination to be better...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-27-2001, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By blankmind
My ppoint had nothing to do with Kobe or Pippen...

My ppoint had nothing to do with Kobe or Pippen being better, since Kobe skipped HS and can not yet compare with so few years in the league and clearly has not peaked. Pippen's years w/o Jordan show...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-27-2001, 12:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
Witout replacing MJ with a star, Pippen nearly...

Witout replacing MJ with a star, Pippen nearly led the Bulls to the NBA finals. Pippen just does not push to be number one, and like Rasheed Wallace will allow others to assume his role. Pippen...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-26-2001, 07:10 PM
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Views: 4,762
Posted By blankmind
Soccer continues to suffer as a spectator sport...

Soccer continues to suffer as a spectator sport in the U.S. for many of its deficiencies that sports fans disdain. People continue to wonder how soccer continues to be played by million of youths but...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-25-2001, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
Orlando Woolridge? You must be joking. Pippen at...

Orlando Woolridge? You must be joking. Pippen at one time was considered the second best player in the league, but you never imagined he wanted to be number one. Unlike Kobe who won a championship...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-25-2001, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
Pippen had hurt his fingers and hence, the ball...

Pippen had hurt his fingers and hence, the ball needed to go to Wallace and Smith. Pippen hit the shot in the previous series against Utah, prior to his injury, hence the problem shooting.
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Forum: National Basketball Association 05-24-2001, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
The J and SC-Lee

J, no way to compare the young Pippen and Kobe, since Kobe has not yet reached his peak. And I want nothing to do with comparing their skills, outside both have decided on different roads.

Pippen...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-23-2001, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
Pippen had his best season's w/o Jordan

Pippen's best years were when Jordan was playing baseball. At the time Jordan and Pippen were considered the best two players in the NBA. Pippen did not ride Jordan coattails, but instead did not...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-22-2001, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
If you believe that the Lakers would have won the...

If you believe that the Lakers would have won the championship last year without Kobe or Shaq, or proablablythis year is one was missing, your deluding yourself. Losing a mega-star and expecting the...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-22-2001, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
Not about skills

First I am not attempting to compare skills since most people look at the current Pip and Kobe has not yet reached his prime, but instead their attitude.

Pippen showed how much skill he had when...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-22-2001, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
At one time I thought Kobe would be like Pippen...

At one time I thought Kobe would be like Pippen and acccept the number 2 role, but he showed his disdain and competitve spirit by ignoring Phil and pushing Shaq, something Pippen would have never...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-21-2001, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,371
Posted By blankmind
Every superstar needs a sidekick, David Robinson...

Every superstar needs a sidekick, David Robinson of the Spurs accepted the supporting cast gig to Tim Duncan, Scottie Pippen accepted the role in Chicago under Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson had his...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-20-2001, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,501
Posted By blankmind
I'm surprised

Since Cincy already has minor league hockey and Cleveland has a basketball arena, and minor league hockey, with the arena capable of doubling for hockey. Ihope this is not just city jealously with...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-19-2001, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,501
Posted By blankmind
Not quite

You need to consider what a population market represents. Cincy ranks 24th, Clev ranks 16th, and Columbus ranks 33rd.

Portland at 23rd had no chance and continues to have no chance, whereas...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-19-2001, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,501
Posted By blankmind
Jealous of Columbus? Not. But it certainly...

Jealous of Columbus? Not. But it certainly remains embarassing for Portland sports fans to fed the line that Seattle or the Bay Area represents us as a local team. Very impressive that Columbus beat...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-18-2001, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,501
Posted By blankmind
Columbus is no Portland

And I know you do not mean to run smack and rub it in that while Columbus also has one major franchise, but has Cleveland to the North and Cincy to South, whereas Portland is an wasteland without the...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-17-2001, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,501
Posted By blankmind
Winter arrived early this year in Portland, not...

Winter arrived early this year in Portland, not the calendar winter season, but the sports winter season. Spring has arrived and the weather has finally changed from the overcast, drizzle and rain,...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-08-2001, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,250
Posted By blankmind
Be careful about Canada

Actually I subtracted the Canadian debt from assets to arrive at the fact Allen could purchase Canada, and just might if it meant a championship, but after this season, he might discove money does...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-07-2001, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,250
Posted By blankmind
Boston Red Sox fans understand their curse for...

Boston Red Sox fans understand their curse for having traded Babe Ruth and will suffer an eternity of no World Series championship. Fortunately the Blazers do not have a curse hanging over their...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-06-2001, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By blankmind
It will be very difficult for the Blazers to...

It will be very difficult for the Blazers to reorganize with high priced aging players under contract with the salary cap penalty coming next year. The end of season meltdown futher reduced the value...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-05-2001, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By blankmind
Although Whitsitt claims no responsibility, the...

Although Whitsitt claims no responsibility, the act and response symbpolized the problems with Blazers. Unfortunately, it does not seem Whitsitt will be leaving anytime soon. It seems the coach and...
Forum: National Basketball Association 05-03-2001, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
Posted By blankmind
The Blazers ejected a fan during playoff game...

The Blazers ejected a fan during playoff game against the Lakers for holding up a sign that merely stated the obvious, "Trade Whitsitt," while most Blazer fans could have thought up really offensive...
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