2018-19 NBA Season

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  1. Leonardfan

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    Or just visit one of the many nike Sweatshops that churn out his product that make him a millionaire.
     
  2. Truthteller

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    LeBron James is just ultra-left wing Commissioner Adam Silver's highest-paid sock puppet. It's quite a tag-team tandem -- rabidly anti-white Adam thinks about or says something in private and James puts it out for public consumption.

    NFL owners are basically the same people that own NBA teams, in the sense that a disproportionate percentage are Jewish. Fact is, up until this season, James only received checks from Jewish owners for 14 years -- Dan Gilbert and Mickey Arison. But I really, really doubt LeBron will ever muster up the courage to mention this publicly...You think?

    Yes, James can spout his "anti-white" rhetoric 24/7 and nothing will happen. Heck he can even call for "white genocide" publicly. He can even praise to the hilt the Moroccan's that recently be-headed the young, Nordic blonde female hikers and call for more Shiksa be-headings world wide. Comrade Silver and others of his hateful "ilk" will love it!!!!

    But if LeBron ever went the "Farrakhan rout" and pointed out the obvious, even in the most benign way, he'd be in big trouble. Probably be penniless in a few years and wouldn't even be able to afford those obvious, yearly "afro-plugs" he's been getting from Hair Club For Men.
     
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  3. Shadowlight

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    Yes Jokic and Sabonis are both pretty young.

    Worth noting Furkan Korkmaz scored 16 easy points off the bench in a 76ers win last night He is becoming a nice compliment to JJ Redick who is having a banner season.

    Also bench players PG T.J. McConnell and Mike Muscala have been contributing too. Of course this team has two black stars that overshadow everyone else but if Korkmaz can figure in more as the season goes on not a bad team to root for at the end of the day.
     
  4. The Sapient

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    Luka Doncic is becoming MUST SEE TV!
     
  5. Deceptive Speed

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    I've noticed a couple more notable white starters, with the western conf. leading Nuggets now starting 3 whites to go with the NBA's best C Nikola Jokic! With 6'9 SF Juan Hernangomez (avg 10 ppg, 5 rpg) taking over seamlessly for Torrey Craig who was awful avg 4 ppg, and natural 6'11 C Mason Plumlee (avg 8 ppg,7rpg) has been a perfect fit at PF since sliding over to accommodate Jokic.
    The Nuggets are quickly becoming my favorite team, and should be a favorite on CF as well....
     
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  6. The Sapient

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    Luka was one rebound away from a triple double! Just another stellar performance from the 19 year old phenom!

     
  7. white lightning

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    Doncic with a career high 34 tonight in a close 2 point loss. Boneheaded decision by Rick Carlisle to use Luka as a decoy on the last play instead of letting him take the last shot.

    Forget ROY, that’s pretty much guaranteed, he’s an all-star right now, he better get in.

    On another note, I’ve noticed Luka engaging fans in front rows on the road. They are probably talking trash, and whenever he makes a big shot, he’ll turn to the DFWs and let them know who’s boss. Amazing confidence by this 19 year old phenom, doesn’t take crap from anyone.
     
  9. Carolina Speed

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    Don't know if anyone has mentioned this player yet, but Atlanta's 20 year old Kevin Huerter is now a starter. Has had a couple of 19 point games. The Hawks staff, according to reports are really high on this guy. He has been slowed a little by a wrist injury. A white player born in the US that might become a star?
     
  10. Bucky

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    Good news. Was a fan of Huerter at Maryland. Great size for a SG.
     
  11. Carolina Speed

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    Huerter a career high 22 points tonight. Alex Len 19. Both starting for Atlanta.
     
  12. white lightning

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    This makes me very happy. Huerter is an athletic stud and a very good basketball player. The Phoenix Suns gave up on Alex Len way too quickly. The
    same treatment they gave to Dragon Bender. Glad Len is fitting in on this Atlanta Hawks Team. Will have to watch a few of their games.
     
  13. Carolina Speed

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    Yesterday...Jokic triple/double. Third of the season.
    Jokic, DEN: 19/14/15
    Kanter, NYK: 17/12
    Nurkic, POR: 24/23/7
    Bogdanovic, SAC: 19/5/5
    Bjelica, SAC: 14/16
    Gallinari, LAC: 21/7
    Redick, PHI: 18
     
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    Jusuf Nurkic becomes the first player ever to have a 5x5 night, which means at least 5 pts, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, and 5 blocks. His actual stats were: 24 points, 23 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals, and 5 blocks.
    Great game, but you're not going to hear a lot about this guy. No thunderous dunks, trash talk, and playground antics. Just good basketball. https://www.yahoo.com/news/jusuf-nurkic-just-did-something-150040187.html
     
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    As many know Dallas rookie Luka Doncic is the leading candidate for rookie of the year.

    Is he the next great white hope?

    My answer is no. He is an extremely skilled basketball player who can do everything well including making difficult and smart passes. His step back moves from three point land are already getting rave reviews. The knock on him before the draft was his "athletic ability" and while he has solid athletic traits nothing jumps out as me in terms of quickness etc. Which wouldn't make him unique. Players like James Harden and Kyrie Irving aren't elite athletes either but they are dominant offensive forces so expect the same from Doncic as we move forward. He is only 19 years old but he plays with the maturity of a seasoned veteran. But he is not a Larry Bird like phenom in my mind and I should know. I followed Larry Bird throughout his career.

    The Celtics were playing the Mavericks and Doncic last night and it was eye opening. One of the few NBA games I have bothered to sit nearly all the way through this season. Gordon Hayward has had few standout games to go with a couple of poor outings so far this season. He had zero points three games ago. He doesn't look as explosive but as the season has progressed I see improvement in that area. He is not fully back but it is coming. The last two games he gave us a glimpse of his terrific basketball skills. The other night he was on cue scoring an efficient season high 35 points.

    Last night he flirted with a triple double with a 16-11-8 stat line. He has not been efficient off the dribble so far this season but last night he was doing a lot of things. In fact he has finally put together terrific back to back games and I wonder if not having Irving ( who has a habit of ball hogging) out there has freed up Gordon to play his overall game without disturbance. There is much talk in Celtic land about lack of chemistry on the team so far this season.

    Just 28, Hayward is a natural. He moves with such fluidity and grace he is what they call easy on the eyes. Many may not know this but Hayward, despite his size, was a top tennis player in high school, so you can see that type of free flowing athleticism the way Hayward floats around the court.

    The Celtics rotate a German big man Theis who has been a pleasant surprise as a banger down low. I think he grabbed 10 boards last night.

    Going forward I hope the last two games by Hayward were just a taste of what is to come. I love the way he plays basketball and he is my current favorite NBA player. He has been coming off the bench but I don't get too caught up with that at the moment. The most important thing is Hayward has been outstanding the last two games.

    One other NBA note. I have discussed Nets SF Rodions Kurucs. Only 21 he has been starting a bit of late. He didn't have a great game last night but he had a terrific slashing dunk. He was teed up for taunting afterwards, which was a tad questionable since the defender wasn't even looking at him, but it gave us a glimpse of his explosion. The other night he blocked Anthony Davis, something that usually would have made the highlights but ESPN and the NBA channel ignored it. The damn caste freak Nets announcers (where I live I pick up the local feeds of Nets and Celtics games) however underplayed both plays. Ian Eagle is one of the announcers and he isn't especially caste during NFL games so what gives?

    As for the next white hope I am confident I will know it when I see it. There is nobody down the line I see that will emerge as say the "next Larry Bird." Which isn't to say I have stopped searching. At the moment I am eyeing a player from the class of 2020 who I have mentioned in passing in the past.
     
  17. white lightning

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    This is a few years old but this kid has all the talent to be a star. I don't hear him mentioned enough on this board. Wanted to give him a shout out.

     
  18. Carolina Speed

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    Thanks WL! Jusuf Nurkic, Portland, isn't mentioned a lot either. 20/8 Monday night.
    Last night..
    Jokic with his fourth triple double, 29/11/10
    Bogdanovic, IND. 23
    Sabonis, IND. 15/9
    Osman, CLE. 15
    Kokmaz, PHI. 16
    Saric, MIN. 15
    Gallinar, LAC. 20

    It must have been sit white American player night. Both JJ Redick and Kevin Huerter DNP.
     
  19. Carolina Speed

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    Jokic with his 5th triple double last night, 18/14/10
    Kevin Huerter has a career high 29 points tonight. At just 20 years old, he could be a future American made NBA star!
    Huerter, ATL: 29
    Redick, PHI: 20
    McConnell, PHI: 16/6/3
    Muscala, PHI: 16
    Sabonis, IND: 22/15, has started the last 3/4 games. Playing like an All Star!
    Bogdanovic, IND: 15
    McDermott, IND: 12
    Osman, CLE: 15
    Doncic, DAL: 29/12/8
    Barea, DAL: 16/7
    Kleber, DAL: 13
     
  20. white lightning

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    Doncic with the game winner again. He scores 29 on the road with D. Rose guarding him most of the game. He had 30 pts in
    his last road game against the Suns. Luka has to make the all star team. He is amazing!

     
  21. CrazyFinn

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    What a night for some of our guys! Luka the 19 year old superstar doing his thing, and Sabonis dominating the Knicks. But how about Huerter tonight! That kid is basically a more athletic version of Klay Thompson. A silky smooth shooting motion, but can score in all manner of ways, had two impressive dunks tonight in addition to raining all those 3s.

    One can only hope these young fellows can inspire some white kids to dream big and become tomorrow’s stars.
     
  22. white lightning

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    Here are the hilights from tonights game with Kevin Huerter. Another future all star if they all him to be. He can do everything. Defense, handles, passing, shooting and dunking.

     
  23. Shadowlight

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    Nice highlights WL.

    Against the wind I still say Kevin Huerter should have stayed in school one more year. That said I feel more optimistic about the NBA than I have in quite a while.

    For the past several years the clear best white players were Kristaps Porzingis (23), Gordon Hayward (28) and Gorin Dragic(32). Sadly both Dragic and Porzingis are dealing with injuries and Hayward missed all of last year after LeBron James took him down WWE style.

    Hayward is slowly but surely making his way back but the other two are still out of action.

    That said there are some very young bouncy athletic wing type white players, an area that has been mostly missing the past several years, starting to emerge.

    Plus 19 year old sensation Luka Doncic, who put on a show last night in a rare road win, has adapted to the NBA game really well. Look for him to get sleeker and improve his athletic ability over the next 3-5 years. He also needs teammates. Like Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills, Doncic is playing with less than a full deck.

    Whereas Donte Devencenzo has had an injury filled unmemorable start to the season bouncy quick twitch wing players like Rodions Kurucs and Kevin Heurter are emerging at just the age of 20 as players to keep a watch on.

    And young big men like Lauri Markkanen and Dometas Sabonis are showing signs of becoming future stars.

    Even Kurucs Nets teammate 19 year old Dzanan Musa is one to watch down the road.

    There are other stories as well including west coast big men Nurkic and Jokic. And old timer JJ Reddick having perhaps his best season. His 21 year old teammate Furkan Korkmaz looks to emerge as another young wiry player to make a good impression.

    This year's draft might be the worst in recent memory but all in all perhaps the NBA is making a bit of a comeback in terms of emerging young white players who are starting to get noticed.
     
  24. Carolina Speed

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    It's a gamble either way. Huerter, I believe was guaranteed a first round pick. He went 19th. It's difficult not to go if your stock is as high as it's going to go. Huerter signed a $12 million contract. Do you stay and risk an injury against your stock rising or do go ahead and grab the money. I personally believe Huerter would have not went much higher had he stayed and even if he did would it be worth risking the guaranteed money? Right now it looks as if he made the right decision. He got past a pre-season hand injury and now has worked his way into the starting line up. He'll now be able to develop at the NBA level and barring injury should have a long career.
     
  25. white lightning

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    Jokic had 40 pts and 10 rebounds in a big win against the Blazers last night.

    Doncic had 26 pts in a close home loss against the Warriors last night. Doncic is averaging over 20 pts a game now in his rookie season!
     

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