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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 15: Grown Men Become Boys

Postby Sit on Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:26 pm

The X wrote:I still think of him as Mr. Fundamental. Doesn't matter what you write, he's just a slightly smaller version of him :lol:


Well, that's the image that has stuck in my head. I like to think smaller, more athletic Mr Fundamental. :)

It's great seeing him and the Bucks do so well. I want to reiterate that Liam Washburn is the beneficiary of having Jay Gray on his team, not the other way round as he likes to think. If he was on any other team, he'd be averaging 7 points a game. :D
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 15: Grown Men Become Boys

Postby hova- on Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:37 pm

I always found it akward that Moses Chara is only an average athlete as he looks very strong and mean on the few pics you've posted and has the cockiness of someone who could dunk on you big time.

On the other hand "average" could also be like Brandon Roy or Carmelo Anthony, just not a high flyer.

Jay Gray is the man, he seems very grounded and just knows how to play the game. Mr Fundamental may be just the right comparison.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 15: Grown Men Become Boys

Postby Sit on Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:37 pm

Chapter 16

“Damn it!”
Sit ran onto the court and reached the other end under the hoop. Durant was leaning over Jason Kidd’s body as the ref was kneeling down next to the veteran. Sit pushed Durant out of the way and knelt down next to Kidd on the opposite side to the ref. Kidd was visibly in pain. He was wincing and gritting his teeth. He was clutching onto the top of his right arm near the shoulder.
“Where’s it hurt?” Sit asked him.
Kidd could only manage, “Shoulder.”
“Dislocated?” Sit wanted to make sure.
Kidd didn’t think so and shook his head, “Still hurts a lot.”
The ref had gotten up and waved over to the sideline. The Stealth team physio as long as some of the Kings’ staff came onto the floor. Sit stood up and walked over to Durant.
“What happened?”
Durant explained how Kidd had gone for the rebounded and got knocked over by Shaquille O’Neal. Sit looked over at the Kings bench and saw their rivals in a huddle. Shaq was watching and Sit noticed some concern shown in his facial expression. Sit looked back over to where Kidd was.
“We’re going to help you up Jason,” one of the Kings’ trainers instructed him, “We will take it slowly and get you back into the locker room.”
Kidd nodded as two guys helped to lift his upper body up so that he would be in an upright sitting position. They then helped him stand up and making sure that they didn’t cause him any more pain than he was already suffering. The Kings crowd was silent throughout the ordeal once they had realised that the League’s national treasure was fallen. Applause filled the arena as Kidd was shown walking off the court. The Kings took a timeout.
“I won’t be playing anymore tonight Coach,” Kidd told Sit as he was escorted off the floor.
They reached the Stealth bench and Sit smiled, “That’s cool. Go get the shoulder checked out.”
Kidd and two of the Kings physios walked towards the tunnel and Sit tapped his own team’s doctor on the back, “Serious?”
“Could be. Don’t know until he gets a scan.”
“Ok,” Sit stated as the doctor jogged to join Kidd and the others.
Sit’s players were silent as they watched their leader leave the game. Sit gulped as he thought about what he would do now. The game was tight and he had to choose whether to put Iverson back in. He didn’t have many options with Aaron Karl still weak after recovering from an injury of his own. He didn’t trust Jao Wu enough to step up in the situation. Everyone was looking to their coach to make a choice.
“Ok,” Sit cleared his throat, “Let’s go back out with Andrew, David, Kevin, Ty, Allen. Let’s go out there and stretch this lead. We’ve got to go out and do this! We’ve got to win this game!”

“That injury to Jason Kidd has really hurt this Stealth team as they fallen behind by the biggest margin of the night,” Reggie Miller said, “Steve, what do you think?”
Steve Kerr answered, “Reggie, we all know that Kidd is a leader of this team and with him out and Kevin Durant having a terrible terrible night, it will take a miracle for Seattle to pull off a win.”
“Eight points is the difference here,” Miller stated, “And there’s still a few minutes to go as we’re close to the end of the third.”
“The biggest difference here tonight are the star players. Moses Chara is showing that he is the best player in the world while Kevin Durant seems to have fallen off the face of it,” Kerr laughed, “If Kevin Durant thinks he’s a MVP worthy player then he had better think again after tonight’s game. Unless he pulls off some miracle, he’s been downright terrible tonight.”
Miller agreed, “Durant just has not played with the heart and energy that we are used to seeing. I don’t know what is wrong with this ball club.”
“Our sideline reporter Craig Sager joins us now,” Kerr announced, “What do you have for us Craig?”
The live feed switched to Sager in an ugly pinstriped suit, “Fellas, I just spoke with Sheed who just checked on Seattle Stealth captain Jason Kidd. It looks like Kidd will be taken to hospital for scans of his shoulder. Word is that it wasn’t a dislocated shoulder but there is some kind of shoulder injury. No one wanted to say if he’s going to be fine for Game 5 until after he is out of hospital. Seattle are not out of the woods yet. Back to you guys.”
“Thanks Craig,” Reggie said, “What an ugly suit. Sounds like Seattle’s playoffs have taken their first big roadblock with Kidd going down. What do you think will happen now Steve?”
Kerr predicted, “I think the Kings are going to wrap this one up here tonight. If Jason Kidd is out for the rest of the series, I don’t know what to think. It really depends on how Coach Will Sit plans for his team to adjust to his absence.”
“It’s not going to be easy,” Reggie mumbled.
Kerr exclaimed, “No it won’t.”

Andrew Bogut joined David Lee on the bench. Both players had picked up five fouls in a dismal effort. The Stealth were barely holding on in this game and trailed by double digits for the first time during the evening. There was less than a minute left in the third period and both big men looked up at the scoreboard: 98-87 lead to the Kings. The Stealth were still scoring but just not at a quick enough pace to keep up with the home side. Iverson was keeping Seattle in it as he had scored 35 points in the game so far. He was even beating Chara who was on 28. There was a loud cheer as Chara added another three points to his personal tally, dropping a long range bomb from ‘way downtown’.
Chara ran past the visitor’s bench with his left hand clenched, “COME ON!”
Sheed yelled back, “Get out of here!”
Sit shook his head as Iverson missed a shot at the buzzer. Seattle would head into the final quarter down 101-87. The Stealth gathered around him and listened intently. For the first time of the season, everyone was paying attention to Sit because they knew he was under pressure. And they knew he was not happy with their performance.
“What happened there?” Sit quizzed them rhetorically, “We’re down by 15 now. We were tied 12 minutes ago. One of our team mates and good mates is out there hurting. We owe it to Jason and ourselves to get the job done. We’re not going to do it with offence. We are doing it with defence.”
“Yessir,” Iverson nodded as he chewed on his gum.
“Spit that out,” Sit ordered Iverson.
Sheed hurried over with a plastic bag and Iverson spat out the piece of gum.
Sit continued, “Let’s focus. We’ve got 12 minutes left to give ourselves a good lead in this series. We can do this. We’ve done it before. The only motivation you boys need is that NBA Finals spot. I’d rather go home up by 2 games than being tied. You feeling me?”
Everyone nodded but the response didn’t seem too enthusiastic.
“Let’s go back out there with Rocky, Li, Trevor, Ty, Allen. We can do it guys!”
The five guys returned to the floor. Sit sat down next to Durant on the bench.
“Time to shut down for the night,” Sit said to Durant.
Durant snorted and then said, “they can’t win without me.”
Sit shrugged, “Well, you don’t deserve a chance to change that. I’m sick of your bullshit.”
Durant folded his arms and looked away. He and Sit would not talk for the rest of the night.

The Stealth would go on a scoring run and cut the 15 point lead in half. Ty was around to pick up the slack as he scored 12 fourth quarter points during a Seattle 18-4 run. That brought the Stealth back to trailing by just 7 points at 114-107 with 6 minutes left in the game. The Kings called a time out to talk things over and Sit took the opportunity to make some changes.
“We’re back in this one,” Sit made clear, “Let’s not rush anything. Andrew and David, you’re both back on.”
In the Kings huddle, Chara called on his teammates to give him a little support, “They’re going to be putting more pressure on me. I need you guys to step up.”
Ty returned to the floor and met Chara at half court. He remember the times when his Tar Heels were pitted against Chara’s Blue Devils. All of the epic battles between the two made national headlines. Ty had to pinch himself to know it wasn’t a dream.
“You could never beat me,” Chara said to him, seemingly knowing what was on Ty’s mind, “I was always going easy on your stupid ass.”
Ty ignored him.
“I still remember you crying like a little bitch after your brother died.”
Chara had crossed the line.
“You fucking jerk! Don’t bring my family into this!”
“Your dead family?” Chara laughed.
Ty had to stay calm; there was no way he was going to throw the game. He had to be tough. He wasn’t going to fall to Chara’s insults and jabs in front of Kevin Durant. Ty ignored him and ran towards the ball as the refs called for play to start again.

The Kings fans didn’t have much to cheer about as the Stealth continued to push their team to the brink. A Trevor Ariza dunk had Seattle sitting just 2 points behind the Kings with 3 minutes to go. Enough was enough for Chara as he came out of a timeout to fire in two three pointers. Michael Redd added another one of his own and a Westbrook steal and fastbreak dunk all but sealed the deal for Sacramento. The lead was back to double digits as quickly as the Stealth had come back. Sit would call it a night for the rest of his starters with little more than a minute left on the game clock.
“Good game,” Sit high fived all of his players after sending out his reserves.
Ty took a seat next to David Lee and leaned over to give him a high five, “We will get them in the next one.”
Lee didn’t say anything. The buzzer sounded and the Stealth bench quickly filed out of Arco Arena; happy that they would not be back for the next game. There was a lot of work to do if they wanted to win Game 6 in this building. Sit loosened his tie and collected his thoughts as he prepared for the media barrage he anticipated would result from the benching of Kevin Durant; 4-time NBA scoring champion. Craig Sager had intercepted Chara before the King could get off the court.
“Moses!” Craig was calling out and tugging his jersey, “You had a wonderful game tonight. 40 points and 10 rebounds. You have any comments to make?”
Chara looked down at where Sager’s hand was, “Can you stop holding onto my jersey?”
Sager let go, “Sure.”
Chara thanked him and answered the question, “Look, I proved that I am the best player in the World tonight. I’m the MVP. Lebron James is a hater and a fraud. Ask anyone in here tonight and they know who owns this joint and who owns the league. That’s me. Moses Chara. And I promise Sacramento that I’m going to go and win us an NBA title.”

“Coach Sit, why was Kevin Durant on your bench tonight?”
Sit waited for everyone to stop talking before he answered that question, “Look, no one on this team is more important than the others. Kevin was having a bad night and Allen was having a good one. It’s as simple as that.”
The same reporter spoke up before anyone else could say anything, “So even when you are 2 points down and Allen Iverson is cold, you didn’t think it was a good time to put Durant back in the game?”
“Look,” Sit stated, “Kevin had been out for most of the quarter. He’s already warmed down, I’m not going to put him back in the ball game.”
“How does Kevin feel about this?”
Sit laughed loudly, “Do I look like Kevin to you?”
There was an awkward silence before someone asked another question, “What are your plans for the next game coach?”
“I just want my guys to go out there and defend home court.”
“Any word on Jason Kidd’s status and who would start in his place in the event that he is out injured?”
Sit hadn’t heard a thing, “Look, we don’t know anything and I don’t want to speculate so let’s move onto the next question.”
“Do you feel confident about winning the series?”
“Let’s take it one game at a time,” Sit replied, “I’m confident in my guys to pull out a stop here. I’m confident that we can do it.”
However, as a matter of fact, Sit was not so convinced that his team could win without Jason Kidd.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 15: Grown Men Become Boys

Postby Sit on Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:40 pm

hova- wrote:I always found it akward that Moses Chara is only an average athlete as he looks very strong and mean on the few pics you've posted and has the cockiness of someone who could dunk on you big time.

On the other hand "average" could also be like Brandon Roy or Carmelo Anthony, just not a high flyer.


You can be strong/bulky without jumping out of the gym. As for the cockiness, he's a freak shooter and has a sixth sense on the court. That was the original concept and I will try to stay true to that. :) Yep, he never dunks in the games unless it's on the fast break. And occasional dunk in traffic. He's supposed to have supreme shooting range, super big ego, great ball handling and court awareness.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby |)e8* on Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:59 pm

Ok Chara is an ass. Tough that Kidd went down!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby C-77 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:37 pm

Kidd got injured because of Sit trying to get him another triple double :shake: :lol: .

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby George7 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:18 pm

Damn,bad luck...

Is Kidd available for the next match?
He would be a huge miss for your team
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Martti. on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:19 pm

Durant needs to quit being a whiny bitch and start playing.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Ezio Auditore on Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:23 pm

I was really hoping for a brawl, lol. :(
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Eirsej on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:30 am

Other guards need to step up now if the Stealth want to win.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby hova- on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:32 am

Moses, Moses, Moses ... Chara owned you big time. He sounds like a fool but I like that he is at least backing up with some big numbers ... 40 and 10 is superb.

About Durant ... I want to tell you something. This is actually the first time since following this story, that I feel like Durant's era could end if the team won't win it again. For me it sounded like Sit did not really think Durant could help him that night. Sit has never thought like that before I think.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Valor on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:53 am

Late in this as I was busy preparing + conducting examinations, but congratulations on defending your Story of the Year Title! :chug:

As everyone else have said a lot of the same things already, I will not "like a whore unpack my heart with words" (sorry, had to make the Hamlet reference) but I'm sure you know how much I appreciate your A Legend is Born trilogy. I love good literature and this is a well written text, you've created characters and modified existing characters' personalities and appearances, so well that I could easily, and enjoyably analyze your story in terms of the Freudian theory of id, ego and superego. Props to you buddy (Y)

With regards to the new chapter, sucks that Kidd is out but I think you'll take it to the finals just fine, hopefully the "league's national treasure" is okay for the finals though, classy move by the Kings' fans :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby puttincomputers on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:15 am

Its time for Wu t' DO!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Martti. on Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:33 am

OT : If you'd merge ALIB II and ALIB III, you'd have (after 4 more replies) a 100-page topic. :D
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Houndy on Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:24 am

Holy shit, I was actually right :shock:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby dare on Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:51 am

This is finally a series, I don't think Kidd would be able to comeback from the injury unless the Stealth advance to the finals.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Sit on Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:54 am

|)e8* wrote:Ok Chara is an ass.


I thought you were a fan?

C-77 wrote:Kidd got injured because of Sit trying to get him another triple double :shake: :lol: .


This made me laugh :)

Martti. wrote:Durant needs to quit being a whiny bitch and start playing.


You and him would make a perfect 1-2 punch.

Thierry • wrote:I was really hoping for a brawl, lol. :(


No brawls. :P Sorry!

Eirsej wrote:Other guards need to step up now if the Stealth want to win.


Definitely. If Kidd is out, don't know who to start at PG.

hova- wrote:About Durant ... I want to tell you something. This is actually the first time since following this story, that I feel like Durant's era could end if the team won't win it again. For me it sounded like Sit did not really think Durant could help him that night. Sit has never thought like that before I think.


Durant and Sit are not on good terms. Tough times in Seattle :(

Valor wrote:classy move by the Kings' fans :)


What did they do that was classy?

puttincomputers wrote:Its time for Wu t' DO!


I'm reluctant to play him. I think Aaron Karl is ahead of Jao Wu.

Martti. wrote:OT : If you'd merge ALIB II and ALIB III, you'd have (after 4 more replies) a 100-page topic. :D


Thanks for noting another milestone :)

Houndy wrote:Holy shit, I was actually right :shock:


How'd you guess?

Dare wrote:This is finally a series, I don't think Kidd would be able to comeback from the injury unless the Stealth advance to the finals.


That's if he's able to come back at all. Unless he can play through it. :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Lamrock on Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:06 am

Tough loss. Hope Jao Wu can win it all for you!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Sit on Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:09 am

Kings Tie Series As Stealth Lose Kidd
Game 4, Western Conference Finals, 2013 NBA playoffs: Seattle Stealth at Sacramento Kings 120-130 (Series tied 2-2)
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MAY 22, SACRAMENTO (AP) – Moses Chara says that he is the best player in the World. Chara provided empirical evidence in support of his assertions as he finished with 40 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists to lead his Kings to a 10 point victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Seattle Stealth suffered a double blow of losing the game as well as team captain Jason Kidd. The game had been a high scoring and close affair with the teams locked at 72 apiece at halftime. The turning point came when Kidd was knocked to the ground by Kings substitute Shaquille O’Neal as they battled for a rebound in the third quarter. Kidd was in agony as he lay on the court holding onto his right arm. Kidd was eventually helped off the court and later would be taken to hospital.

The 41 year old O’Neal told reporters that he called 40 year old Kidd after the game, “I wanted to check to see if he was ok. No one wants to see another player get hurt like that. We go back a long time.” Although feeling guilty for Kidd’s injury, O’Neal could not have argued with the result of the game as the Kings took advantage of Kidd’s absence to take control of the game. Not before long, the Kings had taken a 15 point lead to end the final quarter.

The double digit deficit was a direct result of a few things including Kidd’s injury, the foul trouble of Stealth starters Andrew Bogut and David Lee, as well as Kevin Durant’s no-show. Bogut and Lee each picked up their fifth fouls in the third quarter. The pair combined for just 9 points and 7 rebounds for the night. Further drama was pumped into the series with the benching of leading scorer and 4-time NBA scoring champion Durant during the final quarter.

After the game, Stealth Head Coach Will Sit claimed that Durant was benched because he was having a very poor night and that he did not think it was worth subbing him in at the end of the game even with the Stealth trailing by just 2 points with 3 minutes left. Sit defended his actions, “We got to within a bucket of tying the game without Durant. There was no need for him to return.”

Reshawn Tyson scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter including 12 that fuelled a Stealth 18-4 run, which helped Seattle get back into the ball game. As a result of the scoring run, Seattle trailed by just 7 points with half a quarter to go. Seattle continued to chip away at the Kings’ lead and as time wound down, the Stealth would be 2 points away from tying it. That was when Chara stepped up.

After a Kings timeout, the Stealth did not have any answer as the league MVP hit back to back triples. He assisted Michael Redd on a long range bomb of his own before former Stealth PG Russell Westbrook put the result out of doubt with a fast break dunk off a steal off of Trevor Ariza.

With the series tied at 2 games each, Chara promised that he would bring his killer mentality again into Game 5. “I’m going to win an NBA title this year,” Chara said, “It would be a big disappointment if I didn’t. Watch out for me in the next game, I’m going to dominate like I did tonight.”

Notes: This is the third consecutive game that Chara has finished with a double double… Kidd was taken to hospital for a scan on his right shoulder. Coach Sit said that he did not want to speculate on whether he would be able to play Kidd in Game 5… Former Kings and current Timberwolves swingman Kevin Martin was in the building to watch the game. Martin was accompanied by teammates Janis Kalnins, Manfred Nissley and Mike Bibby… The Wolves’ Bibby has been reportedly talking to Kings brass about completing his playing career in Sacramento…


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SF Moses Chara: 40 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 13-19 FG, 5-6 3PT, 9-10 FT
SG Michael Redd: 21 points, 8-17 FG
PG Russell Westbrook: 20 points, 8 assists, 8-10 FG
SG Jerry Stackhouse: 13 points
C Al Jefferson: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks

Seattle Stealth

SG Allen Iverson: 37 points, 14-25 FG, 2-4 3PT, 7-10 FT
SG Reshawn Tyson: 31 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 11-17 FG, 2-5 3PT, 7-7 FT
SF Kevin Durant: 11 points, 6 assists, 3 steals, 2-7 FG
PG Jason Kidd: 11 points


NBA.com wrote:Around-The-League Wrap-Up: Game 4

Cavs 123 (Gay 37 pts, 7 reb, James 24 pts, 5 reb, 6 ast, Gibson 16 pts)
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Bucks 109 (Gray 31 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, Conley 17 pts, 7 ast, Washburn 16 pts)

[Cavs lead series 3-1]
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

Postby Houndy on Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:47 am

That loss hurts man
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

Postby Ezio Auditore on Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:51 am

Jay Gray almost eliminated. Hoping for a comeback...

And tough loss. Chara was certainly a monster.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

Postby megarover on Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:39 am

Sit what is up your bigs? They ain't scoring or rebounding which is sad for a tandem as talented as that.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

Postby |)e8* on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:40 pm

I was a fan of Chara until he joked about Ty's family
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

Postby Lamrock on Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:52 pm

Hope that wasn't Kidd's last game. Also, fuck Queenveland.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

Postby dare on Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:28 pm

what happened to the Bucks, Washburn needs to step up. Hoping for a Bucks win in 7
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 16

Postby Valor on Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:23 pm

Sit wrote:What did they do that was classy?

Respecting and cheering on Kidd after he went down (Y)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

Postby Sit on Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:38 pm

Valor wrote:
Sit wrote:What did they do that was classy?

Respecting and cheering on Kidd after he went down (Y)


That's not classy. It's expected in every sport. Not doing it would be not classy but doing it isn't classified as normal and expected sportsmanship. What would be classy is if the Kings came and helped Kidd out by carrying him to the sideline.

Maybe that's not what happens in Hong Kong but everytime a player is hurt and they leave the playing area, both teams will clap for them. (Y)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

Postby Valor on Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:48 pm

Sit wrote:
Valor wrote:
Sit wrote:What did they do that was classy?

Respecting and cheering on Kidd after he went down (Y)


That's not classy. It's expected in every sport. Not doing it would be not classy but doing it isn't classified as normal and expected sportsmanship. What would be classy is if the Kings came and helped Kidd out by carrying him to the sideline.

Maybe that's not what happens in Hong Kong but everytime a player is hurt and they leave the playing area, both teams will clap for them. (Y)

I don't expect that to happen in Toronto, or Cleveland if it's Lebron :lol:

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

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Sit wrote:What did they do that was classy?

Respecting and cheering on Kidd after he went down (Y)


That's not classy. It's expected in every sport. Not doing it would be not classy but doing it isn't classified as normal and expected sportsmanship. What would be classy is if the Kings came and helped Kidd out by carrying him to the sideline.

Maybe that's not what happens in Hong Kong but everytime a player is hurt and they leave the playing area, both teams will clap for them. (Y)

I don't expect that to happen in Toronto, or Cleveland if it's Lebron :lol:

don't watch hk pro league games (not even on tv) so don't know about that stuff


Well, if people wish injury upon other players, that's a bit low. You never want to see other players get hurt no matter how douche they are.

But I mean, even in high school sports or social sports, everyone still claps for injured/hurt guys to come off field. Sign of encouragement and out of courtesy.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

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Sit wrote:
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Sit wrote:
Valor wrote:
Sit wrote:What did they do that was classy?

Respecting and cheering on Kidd after he went down (Y)


That's not classy. It's expected in every sport. Not doing it would be not classy but doing it isn't classified as normal and expected sportsmanship. What would be classy is if the Kings came and helped Kidd out by carrying him to the sideline.

Maybe that's not what happens in Hong Kong but everytime a player is hurt and they leave the playing area, both teams will clap for them. (Y)

I don't expect that to happen in Toronto, or Cleveland if it's Lebron :lol:

don't watch hk pro league games (not even on tv) so don't know about that stuff


Well, if people wish injury upon other players, that's a bit low. You never want to see other players get hurt no matter how douche they are.

But I mean, even in high school sports or social sports, everyone still claps for injured/hurt guys to come off field. Sign of encouragement and out of courtesy.

I suppose, fortunately I haven't been involved in a game where someone was hurt enough to be helped off the court :wink:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Game 4 Recap

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Valor wrote:
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Valor wrote:
Sit wrote:
Valor wrote:
Sit wrote:What did they do that was classy?

Respecting and cheering on Kidd after he went down (Y)


That's not classy. It's expected in every sport. Not doing it would be not classy but doing it isn't classified as normal and expected sportsmanship. What would be classy is if the Kings came and helped Kidd out by carrying him to the sideline.

Maybe that's not what happens in Hong Kong but everytime a player is hurt and they leave the playing area, both teams will clap for them. (Y)

I don't expect that to happen in Toronto, or Cleveland if it's Lebron :lol:

don't watch hk pro league games (not even on tv) so don't know about that stuff


Well, if people wish injury upon other players, that's a bit low. You never want to see other players get hurt no matter how douche they are.

But I mean, even in high school sports or social sports, everyone still claps for injured/hurt guys to come off field. Sign of encouragement and out of courtesy.

I suppose, fortunately I haven't been involved in a game where someone was hurt enough to be helped off the court :wink:


Yes. Well, point was that Kings fans weren't classy. End of story. :lol:
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Postby C-77 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:20 pm

Also hoping for the Bucks to win :D
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Postby Sit on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:31 pm

megarover wrote:Sit what is up your bigs? They ain't scoring or rebounding which is sad for a tandem as talented as that.


David Lee has always looked pretty ordinary for me. Bogut was beaten by Jefferson tonight. He's pretty up and down. No standout rebounder for me unfortunately. They've had 2 bad games in a row :( I really need them to step up in Game 5.

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As I told you a few weeks ago, there was bad news. And it's in my next update.

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Postby Sit on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:32 pm

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Jason Kidd: Separated Shoulder, Out 1-2 Weeks

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SEATTLE, May 23 (AP) – It has been confirmed that Jason Kidd is injured with a separated shoulder after an awkward fall during the third quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between Seattle and Sacramento. The veteran point guard is unable to play for up to 2 weeks.

This latest setback looks to put an end to Kidd’s final ever playoff campaign if Seattle do not eliminate Sacramento to make the NBA Finals. 40 year old Kidd has been the driving force of the Stealth during the postseason as he has posted impressive numbers of 8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists a game. Prior to the start of this postseason, there had been widespread talk that this would be Kidd’s final season and, thus, chance at winning an elusive NBA title.

Kidd has declined to talk about his playing future as his team gears up for their pivotal Game 5 clash in Seattle against the Kings. The team captain arrived to his team’s practise with his right arm in a sling. He appeared to be in high spirits and helped Head Coach Will Sit run the session.

The biggest question now is who will take over at point guard for Sit’s team. Allen Iverson, coming off a 37 point performance in Game 4, seems like the most probable replacement. However, Aaron Karl and Jao Wu have also had their names thrown into the mix.

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby |)e8* on Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:02 pm

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby dare on Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:29 pm

You said before that Aaron Karl can have some minutes due to him defending Westbrook, so that is the answer.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby Ezio Auditore on Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:14 am

As dare said, my money's on Karl, but AI on the starting lineup would be nice :cheeky:
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Postby Martti. on Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:54 am

Start AI, you could use another cocky bastard in the starting line-up. (Y)
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Postby Valor on Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:10 am

Sit wrote: Kidd’s final preseason campaign ]

You mean "Post"season campaign :P
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby hova- on Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:05 am

I hope that this wasn't the last game for J-Kidd. You need to stop those Kings.
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Postby megarover on Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:10 am

I think AI would be better off the bench. I'd rather one of the other two. I'm leaning towards Wu just to change it up.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby George7 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:01 am

That's too bad for you. If the Answer though can step up,you should use him as your starter PG.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby The X on Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:13 am

hova- wrote:I hope that this wasn't the last game for J-Kidd. You need to stop those Kings.

Given how Kidd's career has played out, it probably is
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby Houndy on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:55 am

Chara is gonna get shot in Seattle
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby kaiser_kobe on Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:28 pm

ouch, that will truly hurt the team...so who will be starting at the point? Iverson? you should try him, maybe he'll go back to the vintage AI :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

Postby Sit on Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:28 pm

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hova- wrote:I hope that this wasn't the last game for J-Kidd. You need to stop those Kings.

Given how Kidd's career has played out, it probably is


Yep, I was pretty shocked that it happened. Ah well, adds more drama to the story. :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Injury Update

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Chara And Kings Take Advantage of Kidd Absence
Game 5, Western Conference Finals, 2013 NBA playoffs: Sacramento Kings at Seattle Stealth 108-99 (Sacramento lead 3-2)
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MAY 24, SEATTLE (AP) – For the first time this season, the Seattle Stealth are in trouble. The first seeded Stealth are on the verge of elimination after the Sacramento Kings took a 3-2 series lead with Game 6 to be played on their home court.

Seattle certainly missed Jason Kidd as they played with zero composure down the stretch. Kidd’s replacement in the start lineup was Allen Iverson and ‘The Answer’ finished with a modest 7 points, 7 assists and 3 steals but does not look likely to start Game 6.

Kevin Durant redeemed himself for his Game 4 no-show with 27 points and Andrew Bogut added 22 but that was not enough to help the Stealth get past Moses Chara and his Kings.

Chara continued with his dominance as he put up 36 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists. Al Jefferson easily had his best game of the series with 26 points, 12 rebounds while Michael Redd and Russell Westbrook added 15 points apiece.

Chara seemed very confident heading into a home Game 6, “We can finish these guys off. They got lucky winning two games off us but we’re in a very good position right now. I’ve just got to keep my shooting going and I can get us over the line.”

The game was broken open by the Kings in the second quarter as they went on a ravaging 23-6 scoring run. The Kings won that quarter 37-19 and led at halftime 63-44.

Durant didn’t back down as he threw in 15 third quarter points and helped the Stealth win the third quarter 35-20. Seattle’s comeback lasted in the fourth quarter and eventually closed the gap. Back to back three pointers from Aaron Karl tied the game early in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for the home side, that was as close as they would get. The Kings would regain their lead as Coach Sit sat out his starters for too long.

By the time Durant, Tyson and Bogut returned to the floor, the Kings were leading by 11 points again and there was just not enough time to have a shot at winning it. Sit lamented the loss as a costly learning experience for both himself and his players, “I learnt a lot tonight not to gamble too much. I apologise to the fans for being a little bit too cautious. I think it’s also a lesson for my guys to come out and finish the job earlier. We don’t want to be in these tough situations.”

Seattle now heads to Sacramento where they will face an in-form Kings squad without their influential leader Kidd. They will also face a hostile home crowd at Arco Arena and the pressure of possible elimination. Coach Sit stated that it will be crucial that his team responds to the pressure, “Not only will we be out (if we lose). We have a real shot at building some character in this team. We can show what we are truly made of.”

Durant, who has been up and down since the first round, was quiet after the game. His only statement all night didn’t even make sense, “I don’t want to look ahead right now. I think it’s important that I look at what went wrong tonight and try and figure out a way to play better in the next game. But I’m not going to talk about the next game until it’s over.”

Tyson might be playing in his last ever game for Seattle if they were to lose Game 6. The fourth year guard was excited about the upcoming challenge, “We have our backs against the wall. This is what we play for. We can bring the series back here.”

Notes: Russell Westbrook was booed by the Seattle crowd during player introductions. The only player who was booed louder was League MVP Chara… Aaron Karl’s impressive showing off the bench might have put him into contention for the starting point guard spot in Game 6… The injured Kidd has a separated shoulder and will be out for up to 2 weeks. The veteran had his arm in a sling as he sat next to Assistant Coach Rasheed Wallace and handed out water and towels during the game…


Box Score wrote:Seattle Stealth

SF Kevin Durant: 27 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 10-16 FG, 7-9 FT
C Andrew Bogut: 22 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks, 11-14 FG
SG Reshawn Tyson: 14 points
PG Aaron Karl: 12 points, 2 assists, 4-9 FG, 4-8 3PT
SF Trevor Ariza: 8 points
SG Allen Iverson: 7 points, 7 assists, 3 steals, 3-10 FG

Sacramento Kings

SF Moses Chara: 36 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 16-28 FG, 3-9 3PT, 1-1 FT
C Al Jefferson: 26 points, 12 rebounds, 11-13 FG, 4-6 FT
SG Michael Redd: 15 points, 7 assists
PG Russell Westbrook: 15 points, 17 assists


NBA.com wrote:Around-The-League Wrap-Up: Game 5

Bucks 99 (Gray 26 pts, 7 reb, 7 ast, Villanueva 21 pts, Washburn 14 pts, 10 reb)
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Cavs 90 (James 31 pts, 7 reb, Gay 19 pts, Williams 14 pts)

[Cavs lead series 3-2]
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - GAME 5 RECAP

Postby Lamrock on Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:04 pm

L-Train!

You just lost the series though. :cry: Maybe next year? Bogut clearly isn't the defensive beast here that he is IRL.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - GAME 5 RECAP

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - GAME 5 RECAP

Postby dare on Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:28 pm

If you don't win this series then I'm going to expect this story to last a little longer.
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