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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Quarterfinals Game 6: Win or go home?

Postby Valor on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:28 am

Sit wrote:All right!!! You lose! :)

lol... :(

Dee24 wrote:flushed :shock:

yup, me and my team can go on the wrong side of the history books now :x

Martti. wrote:Damn, that was a surprise. Get Ariza to learn how to shot free throws.

I think i'll need to do that (Y)
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Quarterfinals Game 6: Win or go home?

Postby spiderxx7 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:00 am

Awwwwww man... well, can't wait until the offseason and see your plans to come back and win it all. (Y)
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Quarterfinals Game 6: Win or go home?

Postby Clutch on Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:46 am

pauvre, pauvre Yao :(
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Quarterfinals Game 6: Win or go home?

Postby dare on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:50 am

Man you need another Asian on your team.... me (Y)
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Quarterfinals Game 6: Win or go home?

Postby Lamrock on Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:15 pm

Tough loss Valor. Looks like your team full of old guys, Laker rejects and Asians didn't hold up in the post-season. You'll get 'em next year though.
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Quarterfinals Game 6: Win or go home?

Postby Valor on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:27 pm

Thierry. wrote:Awwwwww man... well, can't wait until the offseason and see your plans to come back and win it all. (Y)

Plan? the only plan is for Ray Allen to not have a season ending injury (Y)

Clutch wrote:pauvre, pauvre Yao :(

more like pauvre New Jersey Nets fans :lol:

dare wrote:Man you need another Asian on your team.... me (Y)

I need a good luck charm to keep the injuries away and to have my guys play consistently in the playoffs

Lamrock wrote:Tough loss Valor. Looks like your team full of old guys, Laker rejects and Asians didn't hold up in the post-season. You'll get 'em next year though.

:lol: :lol: perfect description Lamrock
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Quarterfinals Game 6: Win or go home?

Postby dare on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:31 pm

Valor wrote:
dare wrote:Man you need another Asian on your team.... me (Y)

I need a good luck charm to keep the injuries away and to have my guys play consistently in the playoffs


no man I'm telling you, you need me... :P
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Postby Valor on Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:01 pm

2011 Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals Summary
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Western Conference Round 1 Results

Lakers (1) v Nuggets (8)
Lakers Win Series 4-1
Series MVP: Kobe Bryant (Lakers) - 32.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2.0 spg, .500 FG%, .421 3P%, .880 FT%

Blazers (4) v Rockets (5)
Rockets Win Series 4-3
Series MVP: Brandon Roy (Blazers) - 22.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.1 spg, .465 FG%, .304 3P%, .965 FT%

Hornets (3) v Clippers (6)
Hornets Win Series 4-0
Series MVP: Chris Paul (Hornets) - 14.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 9.5 apg, 3.5 spg, .833 FT%

Suns (2) v T'Wolves (7)
Timberwolves Win Series 4-2
Series MVP: Al Jefferson (T'Wolves) - 21.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, .544 FG%


Eastern Conference Round 1 Results

Nets (1) v Wizards (8)
Wizards Win Series 4-2
Series MVP: Gilbert Arenas (Wizards) - 20.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 9.7 apg, .415 FG%, .371 3P%, .833 FT%

Hawks (4) v Heat (5)
Heat Win Series 4-3
Series MVP: Allen Iverson (Hawks) - 24.0 ppg, 6.4 apg, 2.1 spg, .434 FG%, .902 FT%

Bulls (3) v Raptors (6)
Bulls Win Series 4-1
Series MVP: Derrick Rose (Bulls) - 21.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 6.8 apg, .506 FG%

Magic (2) v Bobcats (7)
Magic Win Series 4-2
Series MVP: Dwight Howard (Magic) - 20.0 ppg, 14.5 rpg, 3.8 bpg, .561 FG%




2011 Playoffs Semifinals Preview

Western Conference
1. Los Angeles Lakers (59-23) v 5. Houston Rockets (50-32)

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Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Blake | Kobe Bryant | Jeff Green | Lamar Odom | Pau Gasol | Andrew Bynum

ESPN Prediction: Lakers in 6


3. New Orleans Hornets (55-27) v 7. Minnesota Timberwolves (39-43)

Key Rotation
New Orleans Hornets: Chris Paul | Morris Peterson | Peja Stojakovic | David West | Tyson Chandler | James Posey
Minnesota Timberwolves: Will Sit | Stephen Jackson | Danilo Gallinari | Al Jefferson | Hasheem Thabeet | Paul Millsap

ESPN Prediction: Hornets in 5



Eastern Conference
8. Washington Wizards (41-41) v 5. Miami Heat (45-37)

Key Rotation
Washington Wizards: Gilbert Arenas | James Harden | Caron Butler | Antawn Jamison | Roy Hibbert | Javale McGee
Miami Heat: Raymond Felton | Dwyane Wade | Tracy McGrady | Michael Beasley | Hakeem Bol | Mario Chalmers

ESPN Prediction: Heat in 6


3. Chicago Bulls (48-34) v 2. Orlando Magic (48-34)

Key Rotation
Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose | Ben Gordon | John Salmons |Tyrus Thomas | Joakim Noah | Kirk Hinrich
Orlando Magic: Jameer Nelson | Courtney Lee | Vince Carter | Rashard Lewis | Dwight Howard | Mickael Pietrus

ESPN Prediction: Magic in 7
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Round 1 Summary, Round 2 Preview

Postby Fresh8 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:48 pm

TIme for me to shut down Chris Paul.
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Postby Valor on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:22 am

2011 Playoffs Conference Semifinals Summary
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Western Conference Round 2 Results

Lakers (1) v Rockets (5)
Lakers Win Series 4-2
Series MVP: Kobe Bryant (Lakers) - 25.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4.8 apg

Hornets (3) v T'Wolves (7)
Hornets Win Series 4-0
Series MVP: Chris Paul (Hornets) - 18.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 13.0 apg, 3.5 spg


Eastern Conference Round 1 Results

Wizards (8) v Heat (5)
Heat Win Series 4-1
Series MVP: Hakeem Bol (Heat) - 28.4 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.8 bpg

Bulls (3) v Magic (2)
Bulls Win Series 4-2
Series MVP: Ben Gordon (Bulls) - 28.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.7 spg




2011 Playoffs Conference Finals Preview


Western Conference
1. Los Angeles Lakers (59-23) v 3. New Orleans Hornets (55-27)

Key Rotation
Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Blake | Kobe Bryant | Jeff Green | Lamar Odom | Pau Gasol | Andrew Bynum
New Orleans Hornets: Chris Paul | Morris Peterson | Peja Stojakovic | David West | Tyson Chandler | James Posey

ESPN Prediction: Lakers in 7


Eastern Conference
5. Miami Heat (45-37) v 3. Chicago Bulls (48-34)

Key Rotation
Miami Heat: Raymond Felton | Dwyane Wade | Tracy McGrady | Michael Beasley | Hakeem Bol | Mario Chalmers
Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose | Ben Gordon | John Salmons |Tyrus Thomas | Joakim Noah | Kirk Hinrich

ESPN Prediction: Miami in 7
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Postby Valor on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:41 am

2011 Playoffs Conference Finals Summary
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Western Conference Finals Summary

Lakers (1) v Hornets (3)
Hornets Win Series 4-3
Series MVP: Chris Paul (Hornets) - 17.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 11.7 apg, 2.4 spg


Eastern Conference Finals Summary

Heat (5) v Bulls (3)
Heat Win Series 4-3
Series MVP: Dwyane Wade (Heat) - 23.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.3 apg, 2.6 spg




2011 NBA Finals Preview

3. New Orleans Hornets (55-27) v 5. Miami Heat (45-37)

Key Rotation
New Orleans Hornets: Chris Paul | Morris Peterson | Peja Stojakovic | David West | Tyson Chandler | James Posey
Miami Heat: Raymond Felton | Dwyane Wade | Tracy McGrady | Michael Beasley | Hakeem Bol | Mario Chalmers

ESPN Prediction: Hornets in 6
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Conf Finals Summary, FINALS PREVIEW!

Postby Fresh8 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:45 am

I held CP3 below 20ppg. Nice. (Y)
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Conf Finals Summary, FINALS PREVIEW!

Postby Valor on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:48 am

Sit wrote:I held CP3 below 20ppg. Nice. (Y)

He got a triple double on you in the series-clinching game 4 :lol:
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Conf Finals Summary, FINALS PREVIEW!

Postby Fresh8 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:51 am

Valor wrote:
Sit wrote:I held CP3 below 20ppg. Nice. (Y)

He got a triple double on you in the series-clinching game 4 :lol:


Could have been worse. He could have had a quadruple double.
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Conf Finals Summary, FINALS PREVIEW!

Postby Martti. on Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:37 am

Heat are gonna win it all.
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Conf Finals Summary, FINALS PREVIEW!

Postby spiderxx7 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:08 am

Rooting for Miami in 7 games. :D Loving the Felton-Flash backcourt.
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Conf Finals Summary, FINALS PREVIEW!

Postby Clutch on Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:01 pm

BAH! get this over with already man... i'm eager to see how you're gonna help Yao out... if you aint? then trade him to a team THAT CAN GET THE JOB DONE! :twisted: :wink:
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Re: [Nets]Road to Glory - Conf Finals Summary, FINALS PREVIEW!

Postby hova- on Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:56 pm

Oh man, Hakeem Bol has championship calibre. The Heat will make it in this one.
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Postby Valor on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:32 pm

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2011 World Champions - New Orleans Hornets
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2011 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player - Chris Paul
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Postby Valor on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:41 pm

Epilogue

"And there is the final buzzer, The Wizards make the history books as the fourth team in NBA History to defeat a number one seeded team as the eight-seed, winning four straight games after dropping the initial 2 in New Jersey. They blew the Nets open in this decisive game 6, 116-96." announced Kevin Harlan "Gilbert Arenas and the rest of the Wizards has had a terrific series, they will move on and face the Miami Heat in the second round"

Leo Lai was frustrated, disappointed, and above all else, angered at the team's second straight first round exit. He made for the locker-room but was greeted by none other then his much hated rival James Harden.
"Oh! here's the 'star' of this losing team!" taunted Harden "Well, I'm off to the second round, have fun fishin...wait, do you even know how to fish?"
"Fuck off" Lai shot back at Harden while continuing towards the locker-room "Get out of my way asshole"
Harden had blocked Lai's path and continued to taunt him "What you got? Going to go home and cry to your momma about it?"
It was too much for Lai, as he took Harden down with a right arm hook, and jumped on him, landing several good blows before being restrained by teammates and separated from Harden.
"Leo, calm the fuck down" stated Yao firmly "I am as mad at this as you are, but you've got to let it go"
Lai ignored Yao and the rest of the team and walked off the court. He would skip the media and returned to New Jersey alone.

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"Leo, we are very disappointed at your actions at the end of game 6" Toni Kukoc said "You can't go around doing things like that, I know he was taunting you and it was hard, but now the media is blowing this up, and you skipping media didn't exactly help either"
Lai did not respond, he simply listened. It was a week after the Nets got eliminated and the team was having individual debriefings.
"That was a good hook though" added Dennis Rodman, grinning "Nice hit"
"Dennis, that's enough" Kukoc stated firmly
"Now, the board has concluded that you are to receive this first, and finalwarning. Anymore signs of trouble and you're out. It was a terrific season you've had but a disappointing end. Personally i hope you'll be able to rise above this and become a better person next season." Concluded Kukoc as he waved Lai out of the office.
Lai stayed quiet the whole way and had put on a poker face during the entire meeting, but inside, he was boiling over with anger.

"FUCK THIS SHIT" he yelled as he drove home "First and Final Warning….WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THEM!? THAT BASTARD HAD IT COMING"
Suddenly, something caught his attention in the rear-view, as he noticed a speeding car coming up from behind. This wasn't unusual if not for the empty lanes on both sides of Lai's car.
"What the..." Lai wondered out loud and pressed his foot onto the accelerator, pulling distance between himself and the unknown car that's following him.
Suddenly, the lights in his rear-view disappeared, Lai turned and saw that he was being followed no more, he smiled.
"About goddamn time" he thought as he turned back to face the road ahead.

But there was no road, In-front was a dead-truck stopped in it's tracks. Lai tried to veer away from the lane but it was too late.
Next thing Lai knew, was a loud crashing sound and his world went completely black.
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Re: Road to Glory - Epilogue

Postby Clutch on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:57 pm

In-front was a dead-truck stopped in it's tracks. Lai tried to veer away from the lane but it was too late.
Next thing Lai knew, was a loud crashing sound and his world went completely black.


ooops... hate how those dead-trucks stopped in their tracks just appear out of nowhere :lol:
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Re: Road to Glory - Epilogue

Postby Fresh8 on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:34 am

I've used that last line before. :P

Anyways... cool that you died man. (Y) (Y) (Y)

Will Sit is the top asian guard now :)

Anyways... sucks to see this end... when u told me about it I wanted you to change your mind... but oh well.
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Re: Road to Glory - Epilogue

Postby Valor on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:38 am

Clutch wrote:
In-front was a dead-truck stopped in it's tracks. Lai tried to veer away from the lane but it was too late.
Next thing Lai knew, was a loud crashing sound and his world went completely black.


ooops... hate how those dead-trucks stopped in their tracks just appear out of nowhere :lol:

well, he was speeding pretty quickly and turned around for a couple seconds :wink:
but yeah, dead-trucks :lol:

Sit wrote:I've used that last line before. :P

you have?? where :?:

Sit wrote:sucks to see this end... when u told me about it I wanted you to change your mind... but oh well.

Well, "all good things come to an end". So they say
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Re: Road to Glory - Epilogue

Postby Martti. on Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:18 am

Sucks you couldn't cap this off with a title or at least a trip to the Conference Finals, but yeah, Nelly Furtado is right about the good things. Sucks you died though..
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Postby Valor on Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:22 am

Afterword

A big thank you to all of my followers, readers, as well as anyone who happened commented in this association. I couldn’t have made it this far without all the support that you’ve shown.

Special thanks to Sit who suggested me to write this.

This has been by far the most successful (actually, the only one that has been completed) dynasty/association story I have done. Looking back at the past, I started my ‘career’ of dynasty making with a lousy Fantasy Dynasty that was very short-lived, before eventually moving on to making a half decent one with the Bobcats in NBA Live 08, a dynasty that, with major controversy, managed to squeak into the Dynasty and Franchise Hall of Fame, an immense honor for me. But it wasn’t a successful one in my opinion, as I never managed to finish a whole season completely due to technical errors experienced during the playoffs that led to the closing of the Dynasty.

I moved to this section following the release (and eventual purchase) of NBA 2K9 for PC, and began with my favorite Chicago Bulls, and seemed to have grasped some fundamental concepts in association/dynasty making. Did a (in my opinion) pretty good job with making Lamar Odom (who is one of my favorite players) into a ‘household name’ as a member of my Bulls.

Unfortunately, that also closed down eventually due to technical issues, before I manage to finish one whole season.

This one, however, was different. Not just in the sense that I got past not only one, but two whole seasons, but also because I had developed further writing and presentation skills and, despite the lack of realism (creating my own alter-ego into the game, making a lot of trades), had reached and passed beyond even 11000 views, and is currently pushing 12000. This is something that I had never even thought of achieving, despite it being only a fraction of success that our (almost certain) Hall of Fame caliber association/dynasty writer Sit’s A Legend is Born II has achieved.

I really loved the process of making and maintain this association/dynasty story, and I hoped you all have enjoyed it as well. I regret to end this, but feels that it’s time to ‘turn a new leaf’, or as Sit likes to say, start Fresh.

Above all else, I would like to give a shoutout to Sit, Lamrock, Martti, Thierry, Clutch, dare, Dee24, Mark, Hova, The X, as well as anybody else that I’ve missed out on but have been around, I do apologies if I did miss you as I simply could not remember everybody (especially with the amount of school work and exams piling up on the list at the moment). I really could not have managed this feat without you.

Now, I am (clearly) not as good as writing stories as Sit is, nor do I have a great sense of humor like Lamrock, and even more so, unlike Thierry and Hova, I do not possess any kind of graphic skills. However, my love for the game of basketball (as well as the love for literature and the English language) will be what motivates me to continue making dynasty/association stories, and I guarantee that in the coming future, a sequel - ”Road to Glory II”, will make its appearance; and the quality of it will be an accumulation of everything I’ve learnt thus far.

Again, Thanks to All for making this a success

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