A LEGEND IS BORN III

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - NLSC FOCUS

Postby Brawn Shadley on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:57 pm

puttincomputers wrote:That is like saying Phil Jackson is a Christian. And that kobe is virgin.

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - NLSC FOCUS

Postby Valor on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:03 pm

Sit wrote:
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Sit wrote:
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Sit wrote:Looking forward to an article from you Valor. I'd prefer that it's not about Leo Lai. More points for writing about something else. :P

Mavericks? :P I'm thinking of focusing on the upcoming playoff run, would that warrant a "something else" category?


You will get the designated 50 points. :P

lol fine fine, i'll write about something else


You're desperate for extra points. :P Must be the itch to be a starter?

precisamente :wink:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - NLSC FOCUS

Postby Sit on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:18 pm

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Eastern Conference First Round Previews At-A-Glance


1. Atlanta Hawks (47-35) vs 8. New York Knicks (39-43)

    The Skinny: The Knicks don’t stand a chance in their matchup against the defending NBA champions. The Hawks’ title defense is certain to survive at least up to the second round. Manu Ginobili is in hot form leading into the playoffs and Atlanta is ready to make the most of what could be an easy path to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Knicks made a surprising run to the playoffs after trading away Allen Iverson in the middle of the season. Sebastian Telfair’s homecoming has been the feel-good story of the year as Bassy has steered the Knicks back into the playoffs for the first time in nearly 10 years. The road ends here though as the Knicks lack the talent to pose a true threat to the Hawks.

    Fans have got to bring out the brooms in anticipation of a sweep here. The Hawks will be very motivated to prove that they are going to be the team to beat in these playoffs. Ginobili, Josh Smith, Tayshawn Prince have all come out talking tough in the past week. It’s all fun and games but they do have bragging rights because the defending champs are the defending champs until someone beats them.

    NBA.com Prediction Atlanta in 4
    ESPN.com Prediction Atlanta in 4
    Our Prediction Atlanta in 4

2. Cleveland Cavaliers (46-36) vs 7. Orlando Magic (41-41)

    The Skinny: Lebron James is hungry to prove that he is the league’s best player. Since his arrival in 2003, James had always been the face of the league until Moses Chara was drafted by the Sacramento Kings. Since Chara’s entrance, James has seen his popularity drop and the once ‘chosen one’ is now being overshadowed by a new rival. A season ending injury was unlucky to spell the end of his side’s title chances last year and James watched on as Chara did battle with the Hawks. Atlanta won the title and only God knows what James would have been thinking seeing that happen. A lot of people think that if James and the Cavs made it that far last season, they would have won it all.

    Now James is desperate to prove that theory right. The Cavs have rested their ‘stars’ all season and All-Stars James and Rudy Gay look refreshed for the postseason. Cleveland will need a team effort if they want to go far in the postseason. Mo Williams and Rudy Fernandez are crucial to the title chase. And James is ready to lead.

    NBA.com Prediction Cleveland in 6
    ESPN.com Prediction Cleveland in 6
    Our Prediction Cleveland in 7

3. Philadelphia 76ers (46-36) vs 6. New Jersey Nets (43-39)

    The Skinny: Defensive minded Philly comes up against the young run’n’gun Nets. Andre Iguodala will have his hands full with Carmelo Anthony because if you think Vince Carter can slow down Melo, you’ve got rocks for brains. DJ Schmidt and Yi Jianlian form a beautiful inside-outside forward combo for the Nets. Byron Brock and Elton Brand are both steady defenders but the Nets’ pairing should give them nightmares if they play their high-low post game. As stated, Iggy has the task of slowing down Melo which means that Carter had better be quick on his feet to keep up with Jeremy Mason; a guard who can knock down shots from anywhere on the floor and likes to run a lot (think Ray Allen in his prime).

    The battle will come down to whoever can organize their team better. Barney Steele is a triple double machine; a more athletic Jason Kidd. Zoilo Resurreccion is probably the smartest point guard in the NBA with a penchant for setting up his team ‘tee for tee’. Steele has to use his size to push Resurreccion out of his comfort zone. Resurreccion needs to use his quickness to beat Steele off the dribble and stay in front of him. The winner of the point guard matchup will tilt the series in their respective team’s favour. This series is going to be the closest in the whole first round. It might even be the most exciting one.

    NBA.com Prediction Philadelphia in 6
    ESPN.com Prediction New Jersey in 7
    Our Prediction New Jersey in 6

4. Milwaukee Bucks (44-38) vs 5. Miami Heat (43-39)

    The Skinny: The Bucks are happy that they have home court advantage but the Miami Heat will be all about making a point when they play Game 1 in Milwaukee. The Heat have three talented scorers in Wade, Beasley, Smith and it will take a collective effort from the Bucks to stop them.

    Milwaukee meanwhile needs a superstar effort from Jay Gray to get to the next round. It will be interesting to see whether Gray can carry his side now that he has a solid supporting cast around him. It’s time for him to prove that he can be a force like the player he is often compared to; Tim Duncan. It’s hard to tell whether Milwaukee will pose a challenge to the Heat. Home court advantage might be huge for them if the series last 6 or 7 games. However, the Heat have a ton of experience and it should come in handy against these young Bucks.

    NBA.com Prediction Miami in 6
    ESPN.com Prediction Miami in 5
    Our Prediction Miami in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - NLSC FOCUS

Postby Sit on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:18 pm

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Western Conference First Round Previews At-A-Glance


1 Seattle Stealth (59-23) vs 8. Portland Trailblazers (42-40)

    The Skinny: This is going to be war when these two teams get it going. Seattle broke their Blazers hoodoo last postseason and look strong to continue with that. Seattle has upgraded their roster by adding Allen Iverson whilst the Blazers lost not only Steve Nash but also Nash’s backup, Jerryd Bayless, to the Dallas Mavericks.

    The Blazers scraped into the postseason with a win on the last day of the regular season. The Lakers would have given the Stealth a better matchup so the Blazers had better show that they belong here. The onus is on Ramon Sessions to lead the Blazers from the point and for injury-prone Blazers Ben Gordon, Greg Oden and Carlos Boozer not to get hurt.

    NBA.com Prediction Seattle in 4
    ESPN.com Prediction Seattle in 5
    Our Prediction Seattle in 4

2. Sacramento Kings (52-30) vs 7. Los Angeles Clippers (44-38)

    The Skinny: The Kings will give the Clippers nightmares in the first round. Los Angeles just does not have the depth to compete with the Kings. Ray Lliach is coming off another spectacular season but he will not be able to help the Clippers with getting past Moses Chara and Sacramento.

    It will be interesting to see who wins the battle of the big men as the Clippers pit Chris Kaman and A’mare Stoudemire against the Kings’ Shaquille O’Neal and Al Jefferson. Moses Chara is going to dominate against the Clippers while Russell Westbrook should keep Lliach honest throughout the series. There is no way the Kings won’t be advancing in this one.

    NBA.com Prediction Sacramento in 5
    ESPN.com Prediction Sacramento in 5
    Our Prediction Sacramento in 5

3. New Orleans Hornets (52-30) vs 6. Dallas Mavericks (44-38)

    The Skinny: Don’t let the records fool you; the Mavericks stand a good shot of winning this series. The Mavs have done well all season against the Hornets because they match up so well against them. Steve Nash will be happy that he has a great shot of reaching the next round in his farewell postseason campaign.

    Close friends Nowitzki and Nash will be hoping to lead Dallas deep into postseason play. With the help of Jerryd Bayless, Hedo Turkoglu and Kenneth Dela Cruz, it’s highly possible that Dallas could serve an upset on the Hornets. For the Hornets, Chris Paul is reenergized with the addition of team-first Mark Moore. And when Paul is playing good basketball, it only means good things for New Orleans.

    NBA.com Prediction New Orleans in 7
    ESPN.com Prediction New Orleans in 6
    Our Prediction Dallas in 7

4. Golden State Warriors (50-32) vs 5. Utah Jazz (44-38)

    The Skinny: The Jazz finally played to their potential this season with Joe Johnson and Deron Williams inspiring them to make the playoffs. However, it seems that they will come into an unfavorable matchup with the free-wheeling Golden State Warriors. The Warriors have all the firepower with two of the league’s most talented scorers in Monta Ellis and Louis Nixon.

    Utah needs All-Star PF Donnell Lawrence to be a factor on both ends of the floor. At present, he is an All-World defender but shocking on the offensive end. That does not bode well for the former number 2 overall draft pick. Deron Williams and Joe Johnson will both need to consistently score efficiently with the basketball as well.

    NBA.com Prediction Golden State in 6
    ESPN.com Prediction Golden State in 6
    Our Prediction Golden State in 5
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - NLSC FOCUS

Postby Sit on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:20 pm

NBA Playoff Predictions
Get Your Tips In, Earn Points, Your Virtual Player Reaps The Benefits

Get your tips in guys for each playoff series and earn points that you will be able to use on your virtual player in this Association! Please participate even if your player has not appeared in this Association because it will be worthwhile. All rewards will be announced at the completion of the Postseason.

How This Works?

The playoff matchups will be posted in a series-by-series playoff preview. You will then be given some time to post your predicted outcome of each series. Don’t forget to choose the winner and amount of games won by each team.

Scores will be accumulated and posted prior to the commencement of the next round.

What Implications Does It Have For You?

All the points accumulated, no matter if you finish first or last, will be able to be used on your virtual player.

Ok, I will now announce how you can use your points.

1) To Improve Your Player

2) And I am glad to announce... the all- :new: Player Influence scheme! :applaud:

More details at end of the playoffs.

Scoring System

General Scoring

If you pick the winner of the series - +10 Point
If the winner has a worse record than their opponent - +5 Points
If you correctly pick the amount of games won by each team - +5 Points

Other

If you come first in the competition - +70 Points
If you come second in the competition - +50 Points
If you come third in the competition - +30 Points

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If you come fourth - +15 Points
If you come fifth - +10 Points
If you come sixth - +5 Points

Now that you are aware of this competition, please start positing your predictions! I have increased reward points due to the disaster of the last competition.

Happy tipping!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - NLSC FOCUS

Postby Valor on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:30 pm

Western Conference
Seattle in 4
Dallas in 6
Sacramento in 5
Golden State in 6

Eastern Conference
Atlanta in 4
Cleveland in 6
New Jersey in 7
Milwaukee in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Martti. on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:36 pm

West

Stealth in 5
Hornets in 7
Kings in 4
Jazz in 7

East

Hawks in 5
Cavaliers in 5
Nets in 6
Bucks in 7
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby puttincomputers on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:41 pm

Atlanta Hawks (47-35) vs 8. New York Knicks (39-43) Atlanta in 4
Cleveland Cavaliers (46-36) vs 7. Orlando Magic (41-41) Cleveland in 5
Philadelphia 76ers (46-36) vs 6. New Jersey Nets (43-39) Nets in 6
Milwaukee Bucks (44-38) vs 5. Miami Heat (43-39) Bucks in 7

Seattle Stealth (59-23) vs 8. Portland Trailblazers (42-40) Stealth in 4
New Orleans Hornets (52-30) vs 7. Dallas Mavericks (44-38) Mavs in 5
Sacramento Kings (52-30) vs 6. Los Angeles Clippers (44-38) Kings in 4
Golden State Warriors (50-32) vs 5. Utah Jazz (44-38) Jazz in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Justine. on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:09 am

East

Atlanta in 5
Cavaliers in 6
Nets in 5
Bucks in 7

West
Stealth in 4
Mavericks in 6
Kings in 4
Warriors in 7
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby |)e8* on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:42 am

Hawks in 4
Cavs in 6
Sixers in 5
Miami in 5
Stealth in 5
Hornets in 6
Kings in 6
Jazz in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby George7 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:54 am

Western Conference
Seattle in 4
Dallas in 7
Sacramento in 5
Golden State in 7

Eastern Conference
Atlanta in 4
Cleveland in 7
New Jersey in 7
Miami in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Brawn Shadley on Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:10 am

EAST:
Hawks sweep
Cavs in 5
76ers in 6
Heat in 6

WEST:
Seattle in 5
New Orleans in 7
Sacramento in 5
Golden State in 5
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Postby Valor on Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:22 am

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Iverson: "I Should Be Starting"

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With the Playoffs looming, Seattle Stealth guard Allen Iverson is stating his displeasure on his role in the team.

Iverson was traded from the New York Knicks to Seattle just before the trade deadline back in February, and although he has made a seamless transition from the Knicks to the title contending Stealth and finishing the season averaging just over 16 points and 4 assists per game in the sixth man role, Iverson feels that the team would have a much higher chance of winning the title with him as a starter.

"I'm not a bench player. I'm not a sixth man," Iverson stated "My play speaks for itself. I am a better player than that Tyson kid."

Iverson, despite being in his 17th NBA season and at the age of 37, has indeed proven that he can still ball with the best of them. Prior to joining Seattle, Iverson formed a formidable trio with Lamar Odom and Vince Carter. They didn't reached the playoffs, but The Answer still had it in him.

Upon arriving in Seattle, Iverson said he would have no problem coming off the bench, except he would only prove that he was fit to be a starter. He has proved himself, however Stealth Head Coach Will Sit does not seem to even ponder the idea of letting the former MVP start.

"Reshawn is my starting two guard" Sit had said "and there is no way I'm starting him (Iverson) at the point"

Seattle may be one of the heavy favorites to win, but Iverson's dislike with his role may cause chemistry issues and affect performance on the court.

At any rate, it would be wise for Coach Sit to consider the idea of starting Iverson in favor of Reshawn Tyson, as there has been a well know history of dislike between Tyson and the Stealth Star Kevin Durant. Tyson's 23.3 points per game could be used as instant offense off the bench for the Stealth, and the change in lineup could provide a challenge for opposing teams in the playoffs.

Durant's stance on this is clear. He want's Iverson to start on what he calls "My Team Baby"

"He's a former MVP, enough said" the Stealth star stated "That kid Reshawn isn't even good, my boy AI can do much better than him, he should be starting"

The Stealth knew the repercussions when they traded for The Answer, and as the most important period of the NBA season arrives, this is one distraction that they do not need.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Brawn Shadley on Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:41 am

That article is so whack you should be penalized with -50 points. :x
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Kenny on Create A Legend mode wrote:I was fumbling around with the controls and making a lot of mistakes. If you’re about realism in NBA games, but you lack the experience in this type of game mode, I’d suggest starting with a player like Kwame; it really does feel like an authentic experience straight off the bat.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Valor on Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:46 am

shadowgrin wrote:That article is so whack you should be penalized with -50 points. :x

Not my viewpoint, I'm writing from an Iverson-supporting journalist's viewpoint :wink:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby rise on Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:07 am

Stealth in 6
Dallas in 6
Clips in 7
Warriors in 6
Hawks in 5
Cavs in 4
New Jersey in 7
Heat in 5
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Houndy on Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:37 am

West
Stealth in 5
Dallas in 6
Sacramento in 6
Warriors in 5

East
Hawk Sweep
Cleveland in 5
New Jersey in 6
Heat in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby #thierry on Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:43 am

West

Stealth in 4
Hornets in 6
Kings in 5
Warriors in 6

East

Hawks in 5
Cavaliers in 7
Nets in 6
Heat in 7
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Lamrock on Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:32 am

Hawks in 5
Cavs in 7
Sixers in 6
Bucks in 7

Stealth in 7 (oh yes)
Mavericks in 6
Kings in 5
Warriors in 7
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Eirsej on Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:53 am

West
Stealth in 5
Dallas in 7
Sacramento in 5
Warriors in 6

East
Hawks in 4
Cleveland in 5
New Jersey in 6
Heat in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Sit on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:03 am

I reckon if you asked Shadow, he would start Jao Wu at the 2 ahead of AI and Ty.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Brawn Shadley on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:07 am

I would start AI at the point, Jao Wu at the 2, Kidd in the wing, and Durant at the 4.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Sit on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:24 am

shadowgrin wrote:I would start AI at the point, Jao Wu at the 2, Kidd in the wing, and Durant at the 4.
Nellieball baby!


If you want Nellieball, I'd prob go with David Lee, Kevin Durant, Reshawn Tyson, Jao Wu, Allen Iverson.

Not a bad second unit with Andrew Bogut, Jason Kidd part of it.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Brawn Shadley on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:39 am

David Lee can suck Bogut's nuts. I don't want an emo attention whore like Tyson in the starting lineup if I were the coach.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Valor on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:57 am

:lol: so does that article warrant the points? :wink: I want to add them before playoffs get underway man
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PLAYOFF PREVIEWS, PREDICTIONS

Postby Sit on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:14 am

Chapter 10

Seattle had widened the gap between themselves and the Kings and Hornets by the start of April. There were only two weeks before the playoffs would begin and the Stealth were in high spirits. The buzzer sounded and the Blazers home crowd were silent. Durant, Bogut, Iverson, Kidd, Ariza, Lee met at half court and gave each other high fives. Meanwhile, Ty was already walking towards the visiting team’s locker room. Carlos Boozer and Greg Oden looked over at midcourt and gave the Stealth a dirty stare.
“Good game,” Coach Sit shook hands with Nate McMillan in front of the scorer’s table, “Good luck with the playoff chase.”
McMillan returned the courtesy, “Good game coach.”
The two men didn’t say another word to each other as they returned to their teams in the locker rooms. Durant was being interviewed on one of the baselines by Cheryl Miller as the stadium was quickly emptying.
“Kevin, you played a great game tonight. What are your feelings on the game?”
“This is a sweet sweet victory,” Durant stated, “This is my team baby. I love it when we take down some haters. They’ve been onto us for a while but now that the tables have turned, I’m feeling great.”
Miller continued, “What’s your secret for your success Kevin? You’re still leading the league in scoring after all of these seasons?”
“You know Cheryl, I’m just one of those special players,” Durant answered, “This is my team baby and when you want to be a leader, you have to be the best. I’m one of the best in the NBA.”
Durant shoved Miller out of the way and put his index finger up in front of his face as he looked into the camera lens, “Number one baby! This is my team!”
Durant then jumped up and down on the spot and yelled at the top of his lungs. He looked around as Miller and the cameraman had both left him. Durant was being called by Sheed to return with him to the locker room.

Bogut had the ball in his hands in the low post. The starters were playing against the bench in a scrimmage to end training. Ty cut cross court and was suddenly on the ground.
“Uhh,” he groaned.
Ty had ran into Bogut’s elbows. Rocky was confronting Bogut.
“You dipshit,” Rocky was enraged, “What the fuck was that for?”
Ty’s nose was bleeding but he had already jumped up and got in between Rocky and Bogut, “Calm down. Wasn’t his fault.”
“Stand up for yourself damn it Ty!”
Ty pushed Rocky back a bit harder, “Come on man. I’m cool.”
Durant and Iverson were snickering and high fived each other. Coach Sit returned to the practice court.
“What happened here?” Sit asked.
“Someone’s blind,” Bogut laughed.
Sit looked over at Ty, “You ok mate?”
“Just a bloody nose,” Ty said.
“Get him some ice,” Sit shouted at Sheed.
Sheed pretended to be Sit and mouthed what Sit had shouted then walked out to look for a trainer. Ty and Rocky walked off to the sideline as Iverson joined the starters. Sit called Jao Wu to play with the bench team.
“Man, what’s wrong with you?” Rocky asked Ty.
Ty took a sip of water and then put a towel over his nose, “I told you man. Don’t step up for me. I’m sick and tired of this shit.”
Rocky shook his head, “I can’t see you be beat around like that man.”
“I’m just saying man, I don’t care about all this bullshit with Durant,” Ty frankly stated, “I don’t care anymore.”

“This is how you play basketball man!” Iverson yelled as he ran back down the court.
He was yelling at one of the benches, “Hey! Look at me boy! Who the man?”
Durant was laughing as he watched Iverson’s antics.
“I should be starting damn it!” Iverson was shouting at the Stealth bench.
Ty was glaring at him and shouted back, “Get fucked!”
Sit looked over at Ty and then at Iverson and shook his head. Ricky Rubio dribbled the ball up the court at full speed. Jason Kidd was struggling to keep up with him. Rubio whipped the ball to Albano Spagnoletti. Spagnoletti wasn’t watching and tripped face first onto the hardwood. Rubio yelled out in Spanish at the rookie.
Sit called a timeout.
“Why the hell were you yelling that shit before?” Sit demanded an answer from Iverson.
Iverson pushed Sit out of the way to get to the bench for a drink.
“Hey!” Sit reached out for Iverson’s shoulder, “I’m talking to you.”
Everyone watched on as Iverson quickly turned around and stepped threateningly forward into Sit’s personal space.
He grabbed Sit’s collar and said under his breath, “Don’t try that shit on me you midget.”
Kidd and Ariza separated the two of them.
“Ty, get on the court for Allen,” Sit ordered Ty.
Iverson refused to get subbed off, “God damn it. I’m on 37. Why are you taking me off?”
Sit yelled back, “That’s how I roll.”
Iverson was pointing and shouting as Coach Karl and Sheed were pulling him back to sit down on the bench. Ty returned to the floor and dunked over Spagnoletti. Sit was clapping and cheering as Iverson moped on the bench. The Stealth edged the Pacers by just a handful of points.

“We weren’t impressed with how you handled things yesterday.”
Sit was speaking to a representative of the front office, “I’m sorry.”
“You seem to have lost control of your team.”
Sit argued, “We’re playing well. These things happen when you have a lot of egos on the same team. At the end of the day, they respect and play for me.”
The rep did not look too convinced, “I know that everyone upstairs ain’t too happy with all of this. It’s bad publicity for the team. You need to pull your socks up.”
Sit wasn’t happy with the lecture, “Don’t tell me how to do my job.”
“Then you better show us you can do it.”
“You can’t get rid of me, I’m probably going to win Coach of the Year.”
“That’s why we’re giving you instructions and to keep you out of trouble.”
“You don’t need to remind me to get out of trouble,” Sit changed his tone and joked.
“Just one thing – if you can’t keep your team from their shenanigans and you don’t get back to the Western Conference Finals, you will be on thin ice.”
The rep left Sit’s office. Sit picked up the phone.
“George, can you send Allen an Reshawn in here.”
The pair walked into the office five minutes later. Both of them were wearing training singlets after being pulled from the team’s morning run. They each took a seat.
“I need you guys to cooperate. I need you guys to be on the same page as me,” Sit sighed.
Ty was nodding. Iverson folded his arms and looked the other way.
“Allen, I know you want to start,” Sit tried to reason, “But you need to understand that when you join a team and the role isn’t there for you, then you need to deal with it. You’re important to our team and I will give you minutes as you earn them.”
Iverson still ignored Sit.
Sit looked over at Ty, “Keep up the good work.”
Ty nodded and the pair of them left. Durant slipped in as the pair had gone.
“Coach, I need to talk to you.”
Sit nodded at him, “Go ahead.”
“I think we got to switch up our offence Coach.”
Sit saw straight through the suggestion, “You mean get you more shots so that you can win the scoring title?”
Durant conceded, “Yes.”
“We’ve been through this before buddy,” Sit laughed, “No can do.”

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Aaron Karl darted from one of the court to the other and Rajon Rondo fell over backwards. Karl caught the ball off a pass from Trevor Ariza. In one motion, Karl turned and face the hoop and let a three point shot fly. He landed with his shooting arm extended and watched the ball drop. He looked down at Rondo who was sitting upright and shaking his head. Never one to boast, Karl felt it was the right time for an exception.
“How you feeling down there?”
Rondo glared right back.
“Got to get up!” Karl reached out to Rondo.
The Celtics got the ball back and dribbled out the clock in the embarrassing loss to the Stealth in the final regular season game of the season. The end of the game saw the Stealth players celebrating at midcourt. Win number 59. It was sweet indeed. And only a handful of days before they would face their rivals, Portland, in the first round of the playoffs.
“Good luck with the playoffs,” one of the Celtics assistants said to Sit as they shook hands.
Another congratulated Sit, “A heck of a season Coach!”
Sit smiled and thanked them for their praise. He then joined his team at midcourt. David Lee and Andrew Bogut picked him up on their shoulders as the team did a lap of honour around the court. The Stealth fans were going berserk. The crowd was waiting around to be addressed by their team. The front office wanted to cause a frenzy. As the confetti started to rain from the ceiling, one of the PR guys had brought a microphone out to midcourt. The players gathered there and by this time, Sit was on his feet again. Jason Kidd and Kevin Durant would go first before Sit would get a chance to put a wrap on the end of the regular season.
“Thank you Seattle!” Kidd announced and waved as the fans gave him their applause and enthusiastic cheers, “It’s been a wonderful season. Thank you for having us and supporting us. I’m looking forward to the playoffs. Let’s kick some ass!”
Everyone was cheering as Kidd relinquished the microphone to Durant.
“Kevin’s team! Kevin’s team! Kevin’s team!” the crowd chanted.
Durant appeared on the jumbotron and he nodded and cupped his hand up to his ear to signal the crowd to chant louder.
“What’s up everybody!”
Durant wasn’t happy with the response so he tried again, “I said... WHAT’S UP EVERYBODY?”
The fans were blowing whistles and banging drums. The chants of ‘Kevin’s team’ became boisterously loud.
“Are you ready for the playoffs?”
Everyone responded with a resounding yes. Durant paused for a moment and it became silent. He didn’t know what to say.
“I’m ready to lead my team baby!”
Durant gave the microphone to Sit and returned to the playing group behind them. He high fived Bogut, Iverson and Ariza. Sit was waiting for the crowd to quieten down after they started to go psycho as a result of Durant’s favorite line. Adrenalin pumped through his veins and he started to feel goosebumps all over. Sit was excited for the playoffs and he knew that the fans were pumped. Could this be our year? Sit thought to himself.
“We could not have had this season without you,” Sit addressed the fans, “Thank you Seattle Stealth fans. You are the best in the World!”
Sit waited for the applause and then waited for it to die down, “We have a talented talented team here in Seattle. I am privileged to be able to coach this playing group. Together, I believe we can achieve something special. I promise all of you that I will do my best to bring a title back to this city.”
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Houndy on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:26 am

The management shit people are dumbfucks... They didn't see AI push you. Allen is an ass anyway
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby megarover on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:04 pm

Atlanta in 5 ( I hope we can at least win one game
Cleveland in 6 ( Any team with Lebron on it has a chance to win)
New Jersey in 7 ( I gotta believe in Melo and Barnes
Miami in 6 (Wade will probably lead them to victory)

Stealth in 4 (Do em dirty!)
New Orleans in 6( Dirk-Nash are kinda old)
Sacramento in 4(Chara is cocky but he knows how to ball)
Utah in 7(I don't know anybody on GS and any team with D-Will, JJ has a chance.)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Clutch on Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:10 pm

East
ATL 4-0, CLE 4-3, PHI 4-2, MIA 4-2

West
SEA 4-1, DAL 4-2, SAC 4-1, GS 4-2
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Valor on Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:13 pm

Awesome, I hit the nail on the Iverson situation :cool:
I should get paid as an insider for the Seattle Stealth :lol:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby The X on Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:47 pm

EAST
Atlanta in 5
Cleveland in 7
Philly in 6
Miami in 5

WEST
Seattle in 6
New Orleans in 7
Sacramento in 4
Utah in 5
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Sit on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:10 pm

shadowgrin wrote:David Lee can suck Bogut's nuts. I don't want an emo attention whore like Tyson in the starting lineup if I were the coach.


Fair enough. :P Each to their own! :)

Valor wrote::lol: so does that article warrant the points? :wink: I want to add them before playoffs get underway man


The points will be added accordingly.

Houndy wrote:The management shit people are dumbfucks... They didn't see AI push you. Allen is an ass anyway


They did see it. That's why they say I've lost control of my team.

Valor wrote:Awesome, I hit the nail on the Iverson situation :cool:
I should get paid as an insider for the Seattle Stealth :lol:


Well. it is a fairly predictable storyline and Chapter 9 had aspects of it too.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Valor on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:35 pm

Sit wrote:Well. it is a fairly predictable storyline and Chapter 9 had aspects of it too.

:wink: Yup, I had taken your story's background info into account when writing the article (Y)

PMed you with regards to how i'm gonna spend the points, minus the -10 from the last prediction game..... :-x :lol:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Sit on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:02 pm

Sorry, points can only be cashed in after the postseason!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Cartar on Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:03 am

East

Atlanta in 5
Cleveland in 6
Philadelphia in 6
Miami in 7

West

Seattle in 5
Dallas in 7
Sacramento in 7
Utah in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby King Mellow on Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:45 pm

EAST
Atlanta in 5
Cleveland in 5
Philadelphia in 7
Miami in 6

WEST
Seattle in 5
New Orleans in 7
Sacramento in 5
Utah in 7
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - NLSC FOCUS

Postby dare on Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:27 pm

Western Conference
Seattle in 4
Sacramento in 5
Dallas in 7
Golden State in 6

Eastern Conference
Atlanta in 4
Cleveland in 6
New Jersey in 6
Milwaukee in 6
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Lamrock on Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:45 pm

If you win a title, you ride off into the sunset. If the Blazers, finally healthy, stun you in the first round, then you just get fired. Here's hoping the former happens. (Y)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Sit on Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:13 pm

Lamrock wrote:If you win a title, you ride off into the sunset. If the Blazers, finally healthy, stun you in the first round, then you just get fired. Here's hoping the former happens. (Y)


Thanks Lamrock. Judging by how Game 1 went, Blazers might indeed stun me. :lol:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Lamrock on Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:16 pm

Better start playing the CPU. 2K9 isn't as bad as 2K10, but I still think the core idea is to take it in every single time. ;)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Sit on Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Lamrock wrote:Better start playing the CPU. 2K9 isn't as bad as 2K10, but I still think the core idea is to take it in every single time. ;)


Let's see what happens. :P

Also, it's becoming ridiculously hard for me to write KD into the story as a douchebag. But I will keep trying!

I will wait another day before posting first round because some guys have not predicted yet.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Sit on Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:34 pm

Quick question: Do you guys actually click on the 'box scores'? If not, I'm not gonna bother with them anymore.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby dare on Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:40 pm

Sit wrote:Quick question: Do you guys actually click on the 'box scores'? If not, I'm not gonna bother with them anymore.

yes
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Sit on Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:58 pm

dare wrote:
Sit wrote:Quick question: Do you guys actually click on the 'box scores'? If not, I'm not gonna bother with them anymore.

yes


But do you think I could make do without them?
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Brawn Shadley on Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:00 pm

Sit wrote:Quick question: Do you guys actually click on the 'box scores'? If not, I'm not gonna bother with them anymore.

Yes, but I don't bother to view them completely because of your ugly Excel formatting.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby dare on Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:02 pm

Sit wrote:
dare wrote:
Sit wrote:Quick question: Do you guys actually click on the 'box scores'? If not, I'm not gonna bother with them anymore.

yes


But do you think I could make do without them?

Well you always put in the recap how the players do, so it's also good without them.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Sit on Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:09 pm

Aight. I won't be putting in stats anymore. :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Valor on Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:42 pm

Sit wrote:Aight. I won't be putting in stats anymore. :)

I'm gonna miss those lovely looking Excel boxscores with colors that makes the Stealth jersey designer proud :P
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby The X on Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:48 pm

Nobody looks at box scores :P
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - PREDICTIONS, Chapter 10

Postby Sit on Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:11 pm

They take too much time. :lol:

So it's good to get rid of them.
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