I❤️JV

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  1. Sooo.....not 16 or 30 teams...not even NBA world cup....we are getting ZIT....Zion and one as 3J getting his 4th foul in 2nd quarter...and we are out ....or maybe it's Dame from the logo waiving us goodbye...we are done... robed and crying foul...our magical season is over in a magical kingdom.... and all is left are ashes ... OR MAYBE NOT.... Lets see what exactly 22 team ZIT really is. 1. 16 current playoff teams + 5 west teams + Wizards 2 We play our remaining 7 games and everyone is at 72 games....so what's next? 3. Most likely WE ARE THE 14TH SEED ...in a 22 team league....so no matter what we are in the playoffs....only 15th and 16th seeds Nets and Magic who has no stars will play Zion and Dame and unless KD plays...Nets and Magic are done... robed and crying foul... 4 We get the Raptors in R1 and JV will murder them...as revenge is a dish best served cold.... 5 LeBron will get Zion in R1 and Giannis will get Dame. 6. Why is there no conferencies ? because in 22 team league where only 9 teams are from the east...you can't do it and be fair....sooo after everyone got 72 games top 14 teams are in and the other 8 fight (whatever format) for the last 2 spots.... This is my logical conclusion of what i think....maybe i am completely off....but somehow i don't think i am.
  2. Can this NBA season be saved? YES After careful contemplation of the pros and cons i am sure this season will be finished. How?...Las Vegas bubble is the only way....When? as soon as we have enough tests. My guess it will start in August or September. Why am i so confident it will be finished?....well ....there are all the reasons to finish it, only one reason not to....Calendar and 2020/21 season....but 2020/21 season is already fkd.... We will have no vaccine in November so will have no ppl in the stands no revenue from tickets etc....vaccine will come eventually....maybe next summer...sooo....if i am NBA owner i am not starting new season before 25th of December....main goal is to get ppl in the stands come playoffs ....so if the new season is delayed there is no reason not to finish this season....Am i right? or do you guys think i am delusional?...
  3. I’m angry. I’m afraid. And I’m in pain. When I read those words, I feel like I’m channeling one of my kids. These are the words of a teenager lost and looking for direction in a messed-up world, not the sentiment of an NBA head coach and former player. We’re supposed to have all of the answers. We’re supposed to be seen as grace under pressure. We’re supposed to lead by example. Still, I am angry, afraid and in pain. I don’t have all the answers, but I know the solutions start with love, listening, compassion, service and defending those who can’t defend themselves. And I have definitely lost my cool over the years in the face of abject racism — dating back to my earliest memories growing up in Colonial Virginia — and likely more in the days to come. I woke up this morning to our country on fire, AGAIN, and decided the least I can do as so many of us are gripped by anger, fear and pain is to lead by example. Allow my voice — filled with as much conviction as uncertainty — to be heard so that others, whether they have a platform or not, will lift their voices as well. I pray for those we have lost but more personally for those who have lost — the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and so many before you. I know how it feels to get that call that someone you love isn’t coming home. The pit in your stomach. The unequivocal feeling of helplessness. Dropping to your knees and imploring God, “Why?” I feel your pain and can truly sympathize and empathize. I wish no one would ever have to receive that call again. To my brothers and sisters from around the sports world, and in full transparency, help me. I’m looking for direction. I may not be the most profound or prolific — I know there are others with their own platforms out there telling yourself the same things — but we have an opportunity and I daresay, an obligation. How can we help each other find that direction? I best sum it up in 1 John 3:17 …“But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?” We have earned positions of wealth and standing in society. We certainly cannot stand idly by. I’m distraught as I look at my boys — two are African American and one is Caucasian — because too many people see them differently. None of them should have to think about how law enforcement will treat them if pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. None of them should be followed through a department store by security. None of them should feel the sweat rolling down their back when a cop follows them for blocks. Alas, their worlds are different, and something is wrong with that. Don’t misread me. I have as much respect for most law enforcement as I do disdain for some of the would-be protesters. To those who have sworn to protect and serve ALL people regardless of color, religion or sexual orientation, I say thank you. We have an institutional problem with pervasive racism. It must end now. To those who are using the façade of a protest or march by choosing to destroy and tear down, I challenge you to be better. As I tell my players, I’m not calling you out, I’m calling you up. Destruction of property and life is NOT the answer. It IS time to raze the institutional foundations of racism and segregation within politics, law enforcement and society at large. It must happen NOW. Borrowing from C.S. Lewis, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” We must be the change now.
  4. https://theathletic.com/1795392/2020/05/06/hollinger-my-top-10-under-the-radar-nba-free-agents-for-whenever/ 5. De’Anthony Melton, Memphis Miscast as a point guard in an uninspiring rookie season in Phoenix, Melton was freed to unleash his havoc off the ball in Memphis last season and erupted with a well-timed breakout year. A restricted free-agent thanks to the two-year minimum deal he signed with Houston two trades ago, Melton is now looking at a nice payday. Teams are capped on what they can offer him by the Gilbert Arenas Rule, which prevents a team from losing a young restricted free agent that doesn’t have full Bird Rights. Thus, Melton’s likely end game is signing a full mid-level exception deal (or a bit less) with a suitor and seeing if the Grizzlies match. While suitors with enough cap space can go even beyond that and give him the Tyler Johnson Special (two years at the MLE followed by two years at a greater number), that seems rich for a player with Melton’s resume. However, it might be enough to make Memphis flinch on matching. Is he worth it? Melton is a shaky shooter and short for a 2, but he’s not a point guard. Still, the data suggests the shooting isn’t catastrophic (31.6 percent this season, and he made 82.1 percent from the stripe). Meanwhile, his plus defense, rebounding and energy provide more than enough oomph to make up for the below-average spacing. He’s a luxury as a high-level bench player who can occasionally start, but on the right team (such as the Grizzlies last season, for instance), he can make a hell of an impact, and his age (he turns 22 this month) offers long-term starter potential. 7. Josh Jackson, Memphis The Dirty Harry of this free agency class: Do you feel lucky? Jackson played just 357 minutes for the Grizzlies this season, but his performance in those minutes was a vast upgrade on his first two seasons in Phoenix. Jackson scored 24.6 points per 100 while posting the first decent True Shooting mark of his career (53.9 percent) and giving a more consistent defensive effort. Digging deeper on the offensive end, the big change was that he wasn’t nearly as wild. Jackson remains a shaky shooter (31.9 percent from 3 and 65.9 percent from the line this year) but he massively improved his at-rim shooting percentage (a blistering 70 percent, according to Cleaning the Glass) by taking fewer flying, flailing drives. Similarly, he cut his turnover rate significantly. Again, it was only 357 minutes, but Jackson also played 26 games in the G League and was one of the best players in that league. He’s only 23 years old. There could very well be something here … or it could be a mirage. Memphis is capped at paying Jackson $8.93 million in the first year of his next contract because the Grizzlies declined his fourth-year option. That gets interesting because it’s about $1M less than the projected mid-level exception, which roughly half the league will have available. That number may still be too rich for other team’s blood, but Jackson is an interesting – if risky – project for a rebuilding team. Again … do you feel lucky?
  5. Statement from the Memphis Grizzlies https://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/statement-from-the-memphis-grizzlies-200601
  6. Gregg Popovich: ‘The System Has to Change’ https://www.thenation.com/article/society/gregg-popovich-george-floyd-protests/
  7. Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a brilliant op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times that talked about where the rage of the riots comes from in the black community. “Yes, protests often are used as an excuse for some to take advantage, just as when fans celebrating a hometown sports team championship burn cars and destroy storefronts. I don’t want to see stores looted or even buildings burn. But African Americans have been living in a burning building for many years, choking on the smoke as the flames burn closer and closer. Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands. But we have to stay vigilant, because it’s always still in the air. “So, maybe the black community’s main concern right now isn’t whether protesters are standing three or six feet apart or whether a few desperate souls steal some T-shirts or even set a police station on fire, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers and fathers will be murdered by cops or wannabe cops just for going on a walk, a jog, a drive. Or whether being black means sheltering at home for the rest of their lives because the racism virus infecting the country is more deadly than COVID-19.” And all this is just the tip of the iceberg of involvement of the NBA family, just like the protests are the tip of the iceberg of the frustration felt in black communities around the nation.
  8. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    If you are neutral what is fair? A) Grizz gets automatic 8th spot in the playoffs. Single-elimination play-in tournament for the Western Conference between five teams. Reward the Grizzlies with a bye to the final, where they’d face the winner of a Portland-New Orleans-Sacramento-San Antonio bracket.
  9. I❤️JV

    ZION INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT (ZIT)

    this is a nightmare scenario for us ...hope it's not happening.
  10. Masai Ujiri: To overcome racism, we need to be more than merely good. We must raise our voices https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-masai-ujiri-to-overcome-racism-we-need-to-be-more-than-merely-good/
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    ZION INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT (ZIT)

    Just realised something....6 non playoff teams will only get a chance at 16 seed and that is it...why not 15 and 16?....i am glad you asked....it should be because they only need a chance and do not deserve more than 1....but really it's about LeBron....or precisely about unintended consequences to LeBron....imagine that 15th seed is the play in tourney winner and the hottest team in the NBA... Dame...Zion...or the whitewakers of San Antonio...even Suns (just joking)...so that hot team gets Lebron in R1...can you imagine what would happen if LeBron lost in R1 to an "undeserving" team?....Talking heads going crazy...no battle of LA...TV rankings going into the toilet...to create ZIT and lose LeBron because of it....NIGHTMARE....what about the Bucks you ask who will have the pleasure as number 1 seed to play that hot team?...well ...small market... flyover state...Superstar who is a foreigner and if lost in R1 won't sign his max extension...and might be a Warrior or the Laker in a free agency?...and everyone knows that a small market team can't have nice things....this is intended consequence to all small market teams...so they would know their proper place. Finally (and if all moderators think this is inappropriate feel free to delete it). There is no such thing as "I am not a racist"....you either racist or anti-racist...because “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”...SO..... DO SOMETHING....because without JUSTICE there will never be PEACE....
  12. Why the NBA Could (and Should) Look More Like the World Cup https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/5/26/21270365/nba-restart-world-cup I actually like world cup idea...i am from Europe and we like things like that...but i am starting to resent Zion ...a lot.
  13. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/jaren-jackson-jr-s-path-to-stardom-depends-on-eliminating-unnecessary-fouls-staying-on-court-for-grizzlies/
  14. ....and ALT GRIND even has a name for that..... Zion Invitational Tournament (ZIT)....
  15. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    The NBA is planning a Thursday vote of the Board of Governors -- with an expectation that owners will approve Adam Silver’s recommendation on a format to re-start the season in Orlando, sources tell ESPN. Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn · 48m Owners are largely planning to pledge support for Silver's final recommedation on a plan, which teams expect to include invitations for 20-to-22 teams to resume the season, sources tell @ramonashelburne , @ZachLowe_NBA and me.
  16. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    Ja is my choice for the future NBA face too....but i am as homer as you are.
  17. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    NBA needs a new face...Luka and Giannis are foreigners...NBA needs an American hero...with a cool name and a big game..... Zion....just hope Ja can put that fat bottom in it's place.
  18. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    16 Teams. This format would jump directly into the postseason by locking the current standings into place. Doing so would minimize the risk of spreading infection by limiting the number of teams in the bubble, but would exclude a number of teams in the Western Conference that had a legitimate chance to reach the playoffs before the coronavirus shut down the season. 20 Teams. If the league brings four extra teams to Disney, it would likely be to hold a World Cup-style group stage. This format would see five groups based on regular-season records open the playoffs. Each team would play each other twice, with either the top two teams advancing to the final eight or the top four doing so with a second group stage. The four non-playoff teams to be invited, in all likelihood, would be the four teams on the Western Conference bubble: the New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs. 22 Teams. Bringing six extra teams to Orlando would open the door for a play-in tournament. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, the style being discussed would include all teams within six games of a playoff spot. That would be the Pelicans, Blazers, Kings, Spurs, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards. If the two No. 8 seeds in each conference (the Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic) were included as well, the NBA could build a simple eight-team bracket with either a single-elimination format or short series. Charania discusses a potentially different 22-team format that would feature regular-season games leading into a play-in tournament, as well as games to determine playoff seeding. According to The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor, this shortened regular season would likely include eight games per team. 30 Teams. If the NBA brought the entire league to Orlando, Charania indicates that it would mean holding a 72-game regular season (approximately 7-10 extra games per team) before holding a play-in tournament. The advantage of doing this would be getting each team beyond 70 games, as that is a critical marker in local television deals.
  19. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne · 49m Among the four plans discussed on the Board of Governors call today was one in which teams that are within six games of a playoff spot would be invited to compete in regular season games, then a play-in tourney for the final playoff spots, sources told ESPN.
  20. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    Hornets owner Michael Jordan advocated on the call for player safety, and not simply having players return for meaningless games, sources said. Given the NBA is prioritizing health and safety first and foremost, 30 team return is unlikely. Quote Tweet Shams Charania @ShamsCharania · 48m Sources: The NBA discussed four competition scenarios for restart with Board of Governors today: - 16 teams: Directly to playoffs - 20: Group/stage play - 22: Games to determine seeding, play-in tournament for final seed(s) - 30: 72-game regular season, with play-in tourney
  21. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    BREAKING – NBA commissioner Adam Silver has informed the Board of Governors that July 31 is a target date for the return of the #NBA season.
  22. I❤️JV

    What is fair?

    Majority of NBA GMs vote to restart season by going straight to playoffs https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29241787/majority-nba-gms-vote-restart-season-going-straight-playoffs
  23. Master Windhorse was reading our board and is now repeating our Zion conspiracy theory. The New Orleans Pelicans didn’t just win the rights to Zion when the lottery balls bounced their way in May of 2019, they may also be gifted a playoff spot thanks to that glorious outcome. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst dropped a bomb this morning on the latest edition of The Hoop Collective that will have jaw-dropping implications for fans. It appears the NBA may be scrapping the idea of playing meaningless regular season games and would push the Pelicans right into a Group Stage style first round if that format gets selected. “I’ll tell you one thing: that scenario gets Zion Williamson in,” added Windhorst. “Look, I’ve just heard... I’m not saying the NBA is going this route, I’m just saying I’ve already heard this scenario that no matter what happens, the cutoff line will be the Pelicans. They’ll be in. It will be the first time in the history of the NBA that the league kicked the ball into the fairway for New Orleans.”
  24. I❤️JV

    LAKERS OR RAPTORS

    There is a possibility (rumor) that we will start 16 playoffs teams in one bracket in Orlando without east/west conferences....so do we like it or not? Do we want to beat LeBron or Raptors in R1?
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    LAKERS OR RAPTORS

    If we get Raptors....JV is gonna annihilate them all...on his own.