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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Lamrock on Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:05 am

Hopefully Deron can finally change your culture to a winning one. Should be fun to watch. Would like to see what your rotation looks like after the trade though.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby hova- on Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:52 am

Lamrock wrote:Hopefully Deron can finally change your culture to a winning one. Should be fun to watch. Would like to see what your rotation looks like after the trade though.



Read my second to last post. I wrote a little essay about the D-Will trade but nobody commented on it so I put up the story thang to get this thing going.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Lamrock on Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:55 am

Yup, there it is. Missed it because I only saw the last chapter.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby The X on Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:36 am

Your roster is looking solid, but for your talent on the wings.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby qfrmcpt310 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:18 pm

Im liking the team alot better after the trade and Deron seems like he will be just what you needed judging from that Mavs game he won for you
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Valor on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:21 pm

Good write-up (Y) nice to see you starting off with a win :P
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby hova- on Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:36 am

Thanks for your comments, guys. I will post an update soon before stopping this one when I'm abroad.

One thing: I think one reason for the Kings sucking that much was - I hate to say it - sliders. I really felt like being cheated by the CPU at times when guys like Calderon lit me up inside or David West couldn't hit any open shot etc. It felt like the CPU had some advantage, even though we had the same sliders.

I played around with the sliders lately and really found out some interesting stuff that helps my team being better, even though I don't use different slider sets for the CPU and me.
For example, I did not get many rebounds with Cousins/West despite having decent rebound rating. A reason for this was, that they both have a bad vertical, something which is way too important in the game for rebounding, while it isn't IRL.

Further neither the CPU nor me had enough TOs, which is bad for a team like my Kings, as I have the Fastbreak coaching option on 95 and like to run (who wouldn't with guys like Evans or now Williams)

I had two games with the new sliders, one was a clear loss, but it felt very very deserved, something that wasn't the case before often. The other one was a win, with me simply being the better team (it was against the Bobcats, who really stink it up in this D)

I was tired of loosing against bad teams like the craptors or the Warriors being lit up by Curry, Ellis, Calderon etc inside and blown away by guy hitting contested threes. Now it's looking better. This will affect this D for sure, but the D-Will trade did either, so don't blame the slider change for the Ws coming up more often ;)
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby The X on Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:36 pm

You don't need to apologise. We all know 2K12 is pretty broke on default or sim sliders. You have to go with some wacky combinations to get a more realistic & fair game.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Lamrock on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:45 am

Game plays night and day better with a good set of rosters with realistic tendencies. Barring that, sliders should help a lot. Hope you come up with a good set for you. (Y)
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Red Rocket on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:24 pm

Good pickup with D-Will. Good luck with him, as I'd bet you could slowly rebuild this squad.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby hova- on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:09 pm

Greetings from Greater Accra guys!
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby SuperHueyNewton on Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:17 am

:ust caught up with this in about 18 hours. lovin this! D-Will trade is great.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby hova- on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:49 pm

Okay guys, just wanted to let ya know that I'm back from Accra, Ghana and that I want to continue this. Should find some time as I will have a better schedule this semester.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby SuperHueyNewton on Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:34 am

Welome Back HOV!
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Cavs4872 on Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:39 am

Very good (Y) Will be looking forward to your return and following this.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Valor on Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:13 am

Good to see you back around here Hov, can't wait till you resume activities in your D again (Y)
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Mavs4Life on Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:16 am

Welcome back, good to see this will continue on. :D
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby Martti. on Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:00 am

Wow, any pictures from the trip? Would love to see them.

Good to see you back, I want to know how the D-Will experiment works out.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby hova- on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:13 am

Thanks for your replies, guys. Martti., you can add me on facebook : Christoph Bit is my name. I've uploaded an album.
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Re: Hov's Kings (2-14) - I'm D-Will and we get this thing go

Postby hova- on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:09 pm

Just for your information guys, I decided to play the rest of December and then give you a recap of what has happened so far. May take a few days, but it's good to start from January 2012.

Meanwhile you could read this, if you haven't already:

Deron Williams for Tyreke Evans deal Essay
I'm D-Will and we fucking get this thing goin'!
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Re: Hov's Sonics (9-20) - What up Seattle? December's over .

Postby hova- on Fri May 11, 2012 12:47 am

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December 2011 Recap Part I



Team Standings


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Dominating the NBA: Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat are the best team in the league right now.


2011 is over, but things have not changed in the NBA. The 2011 champ LA Lakers are still on top of the West, while the Miami Trice is jumping from one W to another.
But things might change soon as two of the NBA top stars have been victims of injuries lately: Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard.
Bryant has led his Lakers to a 23-5 start before colliding with team mate Kwame Brown, breaking the jaw of the six-time champion. "Right now it's tough", GM Mitch Kupchack of the Lakers said recently. "He's out for at least one month. Even communication is hard right now, he definitely took a big hit". The injury occured when Bryant and Brown both were going for an offensive rebound after a Kobe-miss. Kwame Brown hit Bryant[/] with his elbow right at the jaw. So far the Lakers haven't minded and won two straight without their franchise player and top scorer.

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injury is a different thing. The 7-0 big man is out with a herniated disc in his back which will cause him to miss at least two more months. Howard, who was leading his team in points (20.8), rebounds (12.9) and blocks (1.9) per game already had problems with his back earlier this season, causing his field goal percentage to drop by a big margin (.49%). "Something just felt wrong. I had this pain when I tried to relax and lay down", the All-Star center explained the progress of the injury. Howard had surgery last week, causing the Magic to loose six of their last ten.

Check out the Division Standings.




Atlantic Division: After a rough start, the Knicks have won seven of their last ten, taking the lead of the Atlatnic Division in front of the Boston Celtics. The Knicks' three-headed monster of Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and rookie Lance Meredith has taken a blow though, as Stoudemire injured his wrist two games ago was listed day-to-day last game.
After another finals run last year, it looks like the Celtics are struggling more and more, doing their best to stay above .500%. The New Jersey Nets have won five out of twelve since acquiring Tyreke Evans, who is still struggling with a groin injury. The Raptors are still rebuilding, but can be proud of Andrea Bargnani[/], who is getting better and better.

[u]Central Division:
Chicago stays on top of the Central Division thanks to Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer. The Pacers are almost at .66% which can be tributed to their strong play at home (15-1). Detroit is fighting for that eight seed as rookie George Randolph has had an impact to the worst team of last season. For the Cavaliers and Bucks, it seems like the signings of Baron Davis[U], [u]Vince Carter and Zach Randolph haven't been working out so far.

Southeast Division: LeBron James is maybe playing the best season any NBA baller has ever played, but it's always a special thing when individual performances lead to team success as the Heat are the best team in the league. The Magic have taken a hit with Dwight Howard out with injury, whilst the balanced Atlanta Hawks are on fire lately, winning nine out of their last ten games. The Bobcats show how a no-name team can win games by playing great defense (thanks to Tyrus Thomas, whilst the Wizards show how big talent does not win anything without a game plan in this league.

Northwest Division: Wow, who would have thought that. The Oklahoma City Thunder and last year's topscorer Kevin Durant only rank third in the Northwest with a 16-16 record. In front of them are two teams, who have a very balanced roster and a quiet environment. The Nuggets and Blazers both seem to have found their go-to-guys (Ty Lawson and Brandon Roy) and have sorrounded them with some great side-kicks. Interesting is, that even the last two seeds, Minnesota and Utah, still have great chances for the Playoffs, making this Division maybe the toughest of the league.

Pacific Division: Wow, this Lakers team is just sick. With the acquisition of Steve Nash, the Lakers have almost ensured themselves another trip to the finals (where a strong Miami team could await them). Even without Kobe, this team should have enough fire-power to stay on top of the West. The biggest surprise of the NBA are the Phoenix Suns. When your best player is called Grant Hill, you usually won't win too many games. The Suns do so, staying in the Playoff Race. Bit props should go out to Alvin Gentry, coaching a team of role players to a 17-12 record. The Clippers, Warriors and Kings are all disappointing looking at their rosters, but the season is still young.

Southwest Division: After having only one 50-win team last year, the South-West seems to have further regressed. Except San Antonio and Dallas, who are rock-solid, there is no team in the South-West one should be afraid of. On the other hand, there is also no team you want to play against in the South-West as the Hornets still have Chris Paul, the Grizzlies play tough basketball and the Rockets having variable scoring options.


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Dwight Howard is leading the league in shotblocking and rebounding.


Looking at the league's leading scorers, it really catches one's eye that we have a lot of guys amongst the top 10 who haven't been regular guests before. Derrick Rose, Ty Lawson, Rudy Gay or Andrea Bargnani have somehow ousted the likes of veterans like Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki or Carlos Boozer, who were still sitting amongst the league's best scorers by the end of last season.
Still, the fight for the scoring title seems to be a triathlon between LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose, who are all averaging over 28 points per game.
Looking at the other statistic departments, there aren't a lot of surprises. Knicks rookie Lance Meredith has emerged as one of the league's best shot blockers which may also have to do with the fact that the Knicks rely a lot on help defense.
Rajon Rondo might take the crown as the league's best passer for the 2nd year in a row, at least if he stays healthy.

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Re: Hov's Kings (8-23) - December Recap Part I

Postby Lamrock on Fri May 11, 2012 5:49 am

Awesome to see this back (though 8-23 is karma for dumping Seattle for Excremento). Lance Meredith seems to be the virtual Anthony Davis, helping lead the Knicks' resurgence.
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Re: Hov's Kings (8-23) - December Recap Part I

Postby SuperHueyNewton on Fri May 11, 2012 7:32 am

Glad to see this going again
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Re: Hov's Kings (8-23) - December Recap Part I

Postby Valor on Sat May 12, 2012 1:47 am

Hov's back in action!! (Y) Hope to see a better performance and more wins in January though :wink:
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Re: Hov's Kings (8-23) - December Recap Part I

Postby hova- on Sun May 13, 2012 2:23 am

Lamrock, considering that we were 2-14 before the D-Will trade, I think the team did improve quite well. Meredith is way better on offense than Davis, he is a solid scorer and has a decent mid range jumper in his arsenal.

SuperHueyNewton, thanks man. Hoping to post the R2MVP soon.

Valor, as I said before, D-Will improved this team, but still the roster is not balanced enough and the bench players aren't very good.
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Re: Hov's Sonics (9-20) - November/December recap part I

Postby hova- on Tue May 15, 2012 8:45 pm

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Monthly Recap: December Part II



Race 2 The MVP


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The GOAT? The only thing LeBron is still missing, is some championship hardware.

Making his way to greatest of all time
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Posted on December 30th 2011 9:11



Okay - we are only two months into this season. No reason to exaggerate. No reason to already promise awards to players - you never know what's gonna happen. But honestly, if LeBron James does not win the MVP award this season, then because he has either lost a leg or an arm, or the Thunder or Bulls have won every game left in this season. And even if the Thunder did so, I wouldn't be too sure about Kevin Durant stealing the award from James. Actually, at the moment, it's the first time since more than a year, that Kevin Durant is not even among the top five players in the race. For a reason.
Some may wonder ... why is that? KD's playing as well as last season, is maybe even more efficient. But the Thunder, the upcoming team of last season are struggling. At 16-16, I don't see no reason for a player to be in the top five of the race, especially when he has team mates (Westbrook, Harden, Green, Young, Brooks, Ibaka) like the 23-year old franchise player of OKC.
29.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists are top-notch, great, almost perfect numbers for a 6-11 forward. But no success, no MVP, this is how we handle it in the R2MVP.

While KD's team is struggling, LeBron James' Heat are the best team of the league and the "King's" season is burning it's way into the history books of the NBA. Right now, James is the leading scorer in the league with 32.6 points per game, is shooting over .500% from the field and has a PER of 39.2 (last year he had a PER of 28.2 by the end of the season).
LeBron still has no post moves like Kobe Bryant has, he still has no ring and has to proove that he is clutch, but if the Heat win it all this season, LBJ will definitely make a bid for the Greatest of All time.

His biggest competitor right now? Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. The 23-year old point guard is the perfect example of how stars are not built during the season but in the offseason. Rose has improved his three point shot so much, that defenders have to respect him as a threat from distance, making it way tougher to guard the quick Bull. Thus, Rose has upped his scoring by more than six points per game.

Apart from these usual guests, the race welcomes a new candidate among the top five. Ty Lawson is not only an aspirant for the MIP award, he's actually playing an MVP-calibre season so far, being the league's fourth best scorer on the 2nd best team in the Western Conference.
Props also go to my man Dirk Nowitzki: The Mavs' only All-Star is playing in a more than mediocre team and even without Jason Kidd, who retired from NBA basketball last offseason, Dirk's super-efficient scoring keeps the Mavs on track in the West. A true MVP helps his team winning, no matter how bad it is. Mark my words, KD.

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Re: Hov's Kings (8-23) - December Recap Part II: R2MVP

Postby hova- on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:41 pm

Hey guys. I just wanted to tell you, that I have sold 2k12. So this might have come to an end. I will definitely purchase 2k13, but I doubt I will have the time/motivation to start all over or maybe even continue this one with updated rosters.

Thanks for following. It's ugly in a way, but with time passing, my motivation has gone cold for making stories - at least making them durable and consistent.
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Re: Hov's Kings (8-23) - December Recap Part II: R2MVP

Postby Valor on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:16 pm

damn, sucks to hear it but at the same time I totally understand it man. Hopefully in time you'll get that feeling for story writing back and return to the section (Y)
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Re: Hov's Kings (8-23) - December Recap Part II: R2MVP

Postby Lamrock on Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:48 am

Been there man. Shame to see this end, but here's hoping 2K13 is good and enjoyable in some form. :chug: to a good story here, hov.
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Re: Hov's Kings (8-23) - December Recap Part II: R2MVP

Postby hova- on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:09 am

Okay, guys. As I am planning to do a new story, I'm officially retiring this one. (also to make it eligible for the HoF - it has been my longest story so far and I hope it gets inducted)
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Re: Hov's Kings - Retired

Postby #thierry on Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:46 am

HOF material? Definitely. :bowdown2:
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Re: Hov's Kings - Retired

Postby Axel. on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:24 am

I too would nominate this for the HOF. It was an excellent story, hope to see another one from you soon enough. (Y)
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Re: Hov's Kings - Retired

Postby Valor on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:56 am

Agree with the HOF nomination, it's been a good run while it lasted Hov, hope to see you back in the game asap (Y)
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Re: Hov's Kings - Retired

Postby hova- on Sun May 19, 2013 12:30 am

Stumbling over this one in my chase to get better with my current D. I propose a trade to the NLSC - please trade this Story for my Bobcats one in the Hall Of Fame.
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Re: Hov's Kings - Retired

Postby Sit on Sun May 19, 2013 9:25 pm

Don't need a trade. Just put it in there.
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Re: Hov's Kings - Retired

Postby hova- on Mon May 20, 2013 6:38 pm

Thats not something I can decide. Is there still a HoF-nomination thread?
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Re: Hov's Kings - Retired

Postby Sit on Mon May 20, 2013 9:07 pm

hova- wrote:Thats not something I can decide. Is there still a HoF-nomination thread?


You can start one? :P
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Re: Hov's Kings - Retired

Postby Andrew on Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:29 pm

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