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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:53 am

If he's healthy, I think they can consider it, and shut him down if it's not working out or if there are concerns about his health. That's the advantage of no longer having to set Playoff rosters with no inactive list. As far his injury is concerned, bones tend to heal stronger, but soft tissue damage is always a bigger concern. It'll probably be a moot point as I figure he won't be returning until next season anyway, but if he is healthy and available, he could be an ace up their sleeve.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:55 am

Possibly.

I heard CryoTherapy is great for the soft tissue, I've been looking into it myself for my body because its been really banged up. It's not FDA approved, but a lot of beneficial treatments out there are not FDA approved.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:44 am

Celtics look amazing right now against the Lakers.... everything is clicking.

Great play by Theis and Baynes, and Semi.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:49 am

Irving is just casually walking by Ball, to the point where they've put Clarkson on him. Same result.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:01 pm

Andrew wrote:Irving is just casually walking by Ball, to the point where they've put Clarkson on him. Same result.


Yeah nobody can stay in front of him.

Marcus Smart just destroyed Ball on that block.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:03 pm

That rejection was rather satisfying to watch.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:11 pm

I love Stevens, but I am not a fan of how little Tatum saw the floor in the first half. When on the floor, he hasnt been involved at all. Tatum probably cared a little about really showing up this game vs Lonzo Ball on national TV.

Maybe he will get more minutes and looks in the second half.

Second quarter the defense kind of fell apart, we were getting backdoored and not being as aggressive.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:27 pm

Looks like Tatum hurt his ankle, now it makes sense.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Jackal on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:30 pm

You guys have a nice, dynamic team assembled in Boston. A good mix of young guys who really play with an edge and fit right in with the Boston mentality and a great player in Irving (even though he's probably one of the weirdest players off the court). Tatum & Brown are super young, gifted wing players who will have awesome careers hopefully.

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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Jeffx on Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:57 pm

F**k everything having to do with Boston & the Celtics, but they are playing some beautiful basketball. Kyrie wanted to be the man, and so far, he's doing it.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Sauru on Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:52 am

i love you guys
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Andrew on Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:47 am

Twelve in a row.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Jeffx on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:29 am

Sauru wrote:i love you guys


Despite my lifelong hate for anything Boston (along with Indiana, Chicago & Miami), I love seeing basketball the way it should be played. Celtics are like a jazz ensemble.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby NovU on Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:41 am

I think Celtics' shit fluke eventually will run out of luck. All rotation players are overachieving at the moment. This just is not sustainable.

Expect a mere .500 ball club by the season end at the very best.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:50 am

NovU wrote:I think Celtics' shit fluke eventually will run out of luck. All rotation players are overachieving at the moment. This just is not sustainable.

Expect a mere .500 ball club by the season end at the very best.


Wait... you think that at best the Celtics will go 29-39 the rest of the season, when they play mostly Eastern Conference teams??? You have to be kidding me...

The players are playing well in a good system, and they will continue to do so. How many games have you actually watched? I've missed one all season. We are excelling defensively and on the boards, that's hustle and Brad switching up schemes. Because of how often he switches things up and adjusts, a lot of this is sustainable. Brown and Tatum can guard positions 1 through 5, they are not just going to be suddenly incapable after the win streak ends.

I would say 50-55 wins is realistic for this season. .500 ball club? I really don't think you watch any basketball sometimes NovU.

And if you are attempting to say they will be playing like a .500 ball club, that is also straight crazy as well. The Celtics have a chance to make a deep run this season, and Stevens has a great chance at coach of the year.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby NovU on Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:58 am

Jebus, your obsession goes little too far kid, you force my hand and force me to foe list you now. You seem to take everything way too personal, lighten up kid. Nobody's trying to hurt you here.

Good bye, we may talk again in another life time. Till then, farewell son.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:00 am

NovU wrote:Jebus, your obsession goes little too far kid, you force my hand and force me to foe list you now. You seem to take everything way too personal, lighten up kid. Nobody's trying to hurt you here.

Good bye, we may talk again in another life time. Till then, farewell son.


Holy shit, you are this dumb.

You commented on a basketball forum that the Celtics by season end will be a .500 ball club, someone contests that for obvious reasons, and you call the person obsessed? I would have commented with the same type of material if it was someone else who said that.

Watch more basketball and become more educated, with every comment you prove that you have no clue what you are talking about. It's getting old fast.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby NovU on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:22 am

Son, this is the last time I will ever respond to your dumb rant. You are the proven moron here, I been getting messages left and right from other members not to feed a stupid troll that you are. I will just go ahead and do that now by foe listing you.

Your obsession with me at this moment is beyond understanding. You can't even write a single paragraph without "how many games have you watched" or "I know more than you" attitude. This moronic/asshole behaviour of yours got old real quick.

Nothing personal but I'd rather not deal with you anymore. Neither of us enjoys it, nor should any other forum member get stressed over our crossing path either. Hope you see this through but doubt it due to puny brain of yours. Gbye young grasshopper.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:31 am

Troll? I have never trolled in here.

Obsessed? Again ignoring the fact that I would have responded with the same type of response to somebody else who said the same. Convenient to leave that out, huh?

I can only assume you don't watch much basketball with statements like the Celtics will be a mere .500 ball club by the end of the season. Asking if you watch teams play is perfectly relevant in a basketball forum. It's easy to assume that you don't watch much basketball.

Trolling? You have to be trolling with some of the nonsense you say. You are trolling or just looking for someone to contest you, that's the only logical explanation.

And if people want to pm you and tell you I am a troll, they should probably just say it on here or PM me. And, if they are calling ME the troll in this (with so much dumb shit that you say) I could care less what they say about me, because obviously their judgement is really bad, and they probably don't know much about basketball either.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Sauru on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:51 am

Dee, i have found its best to not talk to Novu. the guy has a hard on for hating the celtics. good for him. he also is like 15 tops and tries calling everyone kid. i mean i hope he is 15 tops otherwise he is mentally handicapped and then i just feel bad for him
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 am

Sauru wrote:Dee, i have found its best to not talk to Novu. the guy has a hard on for hating the celtics. good for him. he also is like 15 tops and tries calling everyone kid. i mean i hope he is 15 tops otherwise he is mentally handicapped and then i just feel bad for him


He also has a hard on for making shit up, backpedaling, making more shit up, and not admitting when he is wrong after he's caught making shit up.

He also gets a hard on for playing favorites, being biased as to who he agrees with and who he doesnt.

He's a mess. Seriously a big mess. I didn't start the name calling until just recently, but he just kept going with his bullshit and the situation called for it. I mean, damn... it's really unbelievable.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby NovU on Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:07 am

Good on you sauru. Keep your pet boy on leash tho. :wink:
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:46 am

Celtics doing what they should be doing with the Nets right now.

Off to a 14-4 start, Tatum looks great to start this game off.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:25 pm

13 in a row.

Tatum again showing maturity beyond his years. Morris with a big second half.

Big test Thursday.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby air gordon on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:46 am

Sauru wrote:anti lue comments

sorry i dont have the direct quotes and not sure which thread they are coming from.. whats up with anti lue comments lately? not trying to tread on your forum rights of course lol
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Sauru on Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:50 pm

air gordon wrote:
Sauru wrote:anti lue comments

sorry i dont have the direct quotes and not sure which thread they are coming from.. whats up with anti lue comments lately? not trying to tread on your forum rights of course lol



i have no issues with lue other than he is not a championship level coach. sadly that seems to be exactly what lebron wants.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:52 pm

14 in a row, down goes GS.

Jaylen Brown looked amazing on both offense and defense, Thompson and Curry were stifled all game.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Andrew on Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:48 pm

Impressive. Kerr wasn't off-base with his prediction that they're the team of the future. They're pretty good right now, as it is.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Valor on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:14 pm

Kyrie played bad overall but made good aggressive plays down the stretch, the kind of stuff that separates the great ones from the good ones. Tatum very composed, Jaylen Brown has amazing hustle and was simply spectacular on both ends like Dee said.

Probably the most enjoyable game of NBA basketball I've watched in quite some time, glad I tuned in.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:19 pm

Yeah it was really intense, playoffs atmosphere.

It was a grind it out game, high defensive intensity on both sides. I'm watching the Suns and Rockets play right now (Rockets had 90 points at the half), it's a boring game. No defense is really being played... night and day compared to the Celtics/Warriors game.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby hova- on Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:20 pm

His aggressiveness was really a factor down the stretch, although I don't think the refs made the right call on his late game drive. There was no obvious contact and he just went down because of his momentum. You should not call that to seal the game. Cs played very well though, Brown is a beast.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby big-shot-ROB on Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:01 am

Still Horford cleaned the glass and made the put-back layup with no-one around so free-throws were less of a probability to add to points to the score.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:49 am

The way to beat the Warriors is not only to outhustle them, but to get under the shooters at all costs.

Thompson and Curry couldn't get anything going because of Boston's defensive communication. Celtics were literally under Curry and Thompson on almost every shot. If we have a better shooting first half (We shot 30%!), who knows what would have happened. Maybe we would have been up by a bit even at the end of the first half.

Green was also shut down because of our length. It was forcing him to make bad passes, he didn't look comfortable at all.

I liked what Stevens did to combat certain lineups that the Warriors had out on the court. He stifled Looney (who has been solid for GS this season) with length and athleticism as opposed to going with Baynes at the 5. He only played 5 minutes and had an empty stat line because of it. Brown blocking Durant on a jumpshot was pretty cool to see.

My opinion is that Stevens out coached Kerr is this game. The Warriors couldn't get comfortable running anything halfcourt offense wise, because Stevens defensive schemes (And Celtics intensity) shut everything down.

In regards to the Irving drive, we would have scored on the putback anyway. Not only that, if you watch the replay, he gets hit in the face like 3 times after he releases the ball. They call fouls on 3's all the time AFTER the player released the ball because of contact, the only difference is this was on a layup. But either way, it was two points.

The Celtics took more free throws because they were being more aggressive.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Jeffx on Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:17 am

Dee4Three wrote:The way to beat the Warriors is not only to outhustle them, but to get under the shooters at all costs.


What I liked was that Boston made the game ugly, which is what you have to do against a high-octane team like Golden State. Warriors were forced to play at the Celtics pace. Brilliant game-plan.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:24 am

Exactly, even the commentators mentioned it. The Celtics love dragging the game through the mud, they did just that.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Jeffx on Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:31 am

Dee4Three wrote:Exactly, even the commentators mentioned it. The Celtics love dragging the game through the mud, they did just that.


Imagine how rough Boston would be if Heyward didn't get hurt. But I still think they'll give Cleveland fits come May & June (if they're healthy). Cavs are old and poor defensively. We'll see how they play together when Isaiah gets back.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:59 am

At this point with our improved defense and rebounding, and our overall length, we can take them in a 7 game series. I want to see how the Cavs look once they get IT back.

I think we are better equipped this season to make the finals.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby air gordon on Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:26 am

Sauru wrote:i have no issues with lue other than he is not a championship level coach. sadly that seems to be exactly what lebron wants.

so you could say the same then about all of the East? lue is due some credit for coaching the team that won the finals against the best team ever to not win a finals. or was it really kerr's fault??

i honestly don't know what makes a "good" coach anyway. player talent has to play a big role and as well as the staff he surrounds himself with. but after that what else? is lue a good coach because GSW couldn't counter the irving/lebron pick and roll? or getting mahimi or whatever slow big to switch on lebron? or maybe he's a bad coach because in last year's finals, he said screw it and unsuccessfully tried to outscore the Warriors in the elimination game?
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:55 pm

15 in a row.

Huge 3rd by Tatum, he is something else. Jaylen Brown with the most efficient game of his career.

Irving was clutch once again.

This team is so fun.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby NovU on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:24 pm

Jeffx wrote:Imagine how rough Boston would be if Heyward didn't get hurt.

Imho that wouldn't have allowed rest of Celtics players to overachieve as there would be less possession to share amongst the team and due to different style of playing they would have to play to fit Gordon's strength as a score/playmaker. Similar to the reason why the Knicks did not improve upon arrival of Carmelo when there was Stoudemire and Cos that were playing good.



Looking at the stats, this hype is only setting themselves nicely for a failure when the time calls for it. You just have too many guys overachieving. When rotation requires to be tightened and ball rotates to their stars in eagerness for them to do something, it's still Horford and Irving. Countering that will be easy.
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Postby Sauru on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:33 pm

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Sauru wrote:i have no issues with lue other than he is not a championship level coach. sadly that seems to be exactly what lebron wants.

so you could say the same then about all of the East? lue is due some credit for coaching the team that won the finals against the best team ever to not win a finals. or was it really kerr's fault??

i honestly don't know what makes a "good" coach anyway. player talent has to play a big role and as well as the staff he surrounds himself with. but after that what else? is lue a good coach because GSW couldn't counter the irving/lebron pick and roll? or getting mahimi or whatever slow big to switch on lebron? or maybe he's a bad coach because in last year's finals, he said screw it and unsuccessfully tried to outscore the Warriors in the elimination game?



what you are saying is coaching has no effect on the game and its 100% on the players?
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:35 pm

Or, they can go to Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, or Marcus Morris who can also get there own shots.

Rozier as well.

You clearly havn't watched the Celtics this season. And if you have, it's very little. Jaylen Brown and Tatum have been creating there own shots against every team they have played.

Please watch more basketball, and try to understand it.
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Postby Dee4Three on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:41 pm

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air gordon wrote:
Sauru wrote:i have no issues with lue other than he is not a championship level coach. sadly that seems to be exactly what lebron wants.

so you could say the same then about all of the East? lue is due some credit for coaching the team that won the finals against the best team ever to not win a finals. or was it really kerr's fault??

i honestly don't know what makes a "good" coach anyway. player talent has to play a big role and as well as the staff he surrounds himself with. but after that what else? is lue a good coach because GSW couldn't counter the irving/lebron pick and roll? or getting mahimi or whatever slow big to switch on lebron? or maybe he's a bad coach because in last year's finals, he said screw it and unsuccessfully tried to outscore the Warriors in the elimination game?



what you are saying is coaching has no effect on the game and its 100% on the players?


Coaching matters for many reasons. Developing your players (being the right influence), making sure your players are disciplined during practice, running and come up with the appropriate plays in practice, and making sure they are called and executed in games, calling timeouts at appropriate times in order to attempt to stop a run, or to just gather the troops, or for many different situational reasons, putting the right players on the floor at the right times depending on who the other team has out on the floor, motivating your players, disciplining your players at the right time during the game (yanking them if needed), etc etc.

Coaching makes a huge difference. Look at what coach Pop has done with his Spurs team this year without Leonard and Parker. They are 10-6, you think any coach would have that team at 10-6?

Brad Stevens connects with his players, he is well known for being a good situational coach, good with xs and os, etc.

It absolutely matters.
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Postby Sauru on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:42 pm

man just leave him alone. the kid is gonna sit in here talking shit until he is right "because everyone knows this pace wont hold" and then claim how he "was right" and "called it". i dont think he actually a fan of anyone, he is one of those people who watch sports for people to lose. you know the type, dudes who could less about the sox but hate the yankees. people who cant name 5 people from the all star team but insist lebron is like the 70th best player of all time because he lost in the finals. people who dont actually care about sports and rooting for a team but only want to watch other teams lose. seriously just pretend he does not exist and save your self some grey hairs
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:46 pm

Sauru wrote:man just leave him alone. the kid is gonna sit in here talking shit until he is right "because everyone knows this pace wont hold" and then claim how he "was right" and "called it". i dont think he actually a fan of anyone, he is one of those people who watch sports for people to lose. you know the type, dudes who could less about the sox but hate the yankees. people who cant name 5 people from the all star team but insist lebron is like the 70th best player of all time because he lost in the finals. people who dont actually care about sports and rooting for a team but only want to watch other teams lose. seriously just pretend he does not exist and save your self some grey hairs


He deserves to be called out on blatant lies and trash. The stuff he says is so ridiculous, I literally don't think he watches basketball. He just knows some names (like Abdur- RAHEEM)...

It's not just about the Celtics, it's basketball in general. I am calling him out in the other threads as well. The shit he pulls in here stinks.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Sauru on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:49 pm

Dee4Three wrote:
Sauru wrote:man just leave him alone. the kid is gonna sit in here talking shit until he is right "because everyone knows this pace wont hold" and then claim how he "was right" and "called it". i dont think he actually a fan of anyone, he is one of those people who watch sports for people to lose. you know the type, dudes who could less about the sox but hate the yankees. people who cant name 5 people from the all star team but insist lebron is like the 70th best player of all time because he lost in the finals. people who dont actually care about sports and rooting for a team but only want to watch other teams lose. seriously just pretend he does not exist and save your self some grey hairs


He deserves to be called out on blatant lies and trash. The stuff he says is so ridiculous, I literally don't think he watches basketball. He just knows some names (like Abdur- RAHEEM)...

It's not just about the Celtics, it's basketball in general. I am calling him out in the other threads as well. The shit he pulls in here stinks.



yeah i used to be there too. i had to learn to ignore him. you know like the guy who tries to wash your windshield with shit paper? that Novu to me
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:55 pm

Unfortunately, I am a bit stubborn on this one.

I don't take sides based on who is talking, I don't make up shit and backtrack when caught, etc. I've agreed with people I've debated with on here, even when some of the debates got heated.

His comments about basketball show pure ignorance, pure lack of knowledge about the NBA and the sport in general. His comments about players are so simple minded that I might think he is just making shit up to start trouble, or that the only thing he knows about basketball are based off of what he reads on the Internet, or maybe a collection of basketball cards.

I'll continue to call out stupid things he says.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby NovU on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:23 pm

Sauru, you in your shallow mind should realize know I don't hate particularly the Celtics, in fact I was rather a fan of them with Isaiah playing well. In fact my criticism this time around is very valid. Gordon's injury offered opportunities for the team, and they took full advantage of it.

;) Nice to see you have a nice romance going on there though, bud. Can't read half of it but should be a better love story than twighlight saga. lolz
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:29 pm

NovU wrote:Sauru, you in your shallow mind should realize know I don't hate particularly the Celtics, in fact I was rather a fan of them with Isaiah playing well. In fact my criticism this time around is very valid. Gordon's injury offered opportunities for the team, and they took full advantage of it.

;) Nice to see you have a nice romance going on there though, bud. Can't read half of it but should be a better love story than twighlight saga. lolz


Haywards injury gave the Celtics players opportunities, they took advantage of them (showing what they really have in Brown and Tatum, and others) and that somehow makes them a mere .500 ball club, or only able to rely on Horford and Irving in big moments.... that makes total sense.

Another flurry of stupid shit from NovU that makes no sense.

Romance? Another Jr High comment that makes me question your age again.
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Re: Boston Celtics Thread

Postby air gordon on Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:56 am

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what you are saying is coaching has no effect on the game and its 100% on the players?

you tell me. what makes a coach a good coach? specifically a championship level coach.
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