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Re: Basketball

Post by skully on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 00:43

I agree, beams.

Basketfall has never grabbed me. To me it's score a basket one end, race up the other end, score a basket, and repeat ad nausem.

I'm happy to limit my following of Basketball to the Play of the Day at the end of the news when someone does something amazing or awful.


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Re: Basketball

Post by horace on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 00:44

Admit to being a fan. Rank basketball ahead of the chewin backy game and well ahead of American footy and soccer for that matter.
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Post by skully on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 00:47

I find basketball and baseball tedious. How Seppos can bag cricket ahead of baseball is beyond me.
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Post by horace on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 01:11

Skully, I am surprised you don't like baseball. Thought it would appeal to a Stat-Head such as yourself.
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Re: Basketball

Post by skully on Fri 13 Apr 2018, 01:21

I will watch and enjoy the World Series, but other than that I'm simply not interested.
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Post by beamer on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 20:43

The only Yank sport I really enjoy is NFL.

When I was over there for a while a couple of years ago I watched some baseball on TV and was amazed at how rarely they actually hit the thing, given how the highlight reels are all about home runs. And they think cricket is boring?

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Post by PeterCS on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 22:09

Basketball is better than netball.

How many know that the queen in chess (originally a "king's advisor") could until the 15thc move only one square at a time, diagonally - and that before that, (to 13thc), the bishop (or at that time "elephant", or various other creatures in various cultures) could move only 2 diagonal squares at a time? And that there was no en passant, no initial 2-square possibility for pawns?

When I see netball - throws from a standing position, players restricted to zones - I think of "old chess".

The Renaissance brought more dynamism. Also to chess. If not to netball.

Basketball is fine, as long as it does not become a deadly tedious, mechanical up-one-end-and-score, up-t'other-end-and-score, and repeat ad infinitum/nauseam.

The more it is like the Harlem Globetrotters (admittedly staged exhibitions with trick plays, that), the better basketball is. Resourceful, flexible, dynamic, athletic, unpetty.

That said, I don't watch it much.

But if there were more like Eilidh Simpson ... I'd be grandly entertained by it.
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Re: Basketball

Post by PeterCS on Sat 14 Apr 2018, 22:14

NFL - leaves me cold. Clowns in armour, executing tedious set plays. So many (commercial) interruptions and timeouts. So much camp clashing.

And they don't even have to touch down. Even though the commentators holler "TOUCHDOWN!!!!!"

All that is most overblown about the US.



And I hate hysterical, coronary-level superhype commentary in any sport. Demeans it. I have my own affect and reasonable intelligence, thanks. You don't need to jolt-electrocute the former and annihilate the latter for me.
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 15 Apr 2018, 00:38

PeterCS wrote:NFL - leaves me cold. Clowns in armour, executing tedious set plays. So many (commercial) interruptions and timeouts. So much camp clashing.

And they don't even have to touch down. Even though the commentators holler "TOUCHDOWN!!!!!"

All that is most overblown about the US.



And I hate hysterical, coronary-level superhype commentary in any sport. Demeans it. I have my own affect and reasonable intelligence, thanks. You don't need to jolt-electrocute the former and annihilate the latter for me.

Totally agree. For a game that lasts over two hours, the ball is in play for only about twelve minutes.
I quite like Basketball. I used to have season tickets when Tassie had a team in the national league.
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Re: Basketball

Post by JGK on Tue 26 Jun 2018, 03:16

Ben Simmons wins Rookie of the Year in the NBA. First Aussie to do so.

The Toronto coach Dwayne Casey won Coach of the Year. However, that didn't save him from being sacked after his team's shithouse performance in the playoffs.

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Re: Basketball

Post by horace on Tue 26 Jun 2018, 04:19

Simmons seems a good lad. Remember watching his dad play. His dad was a try his guts out player. The apple has not fallen far from the tree.
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Re: Basketball

Post by embee on Mon 02 Jul 2018, 15:44

Aussie vs Phillippines ...Brawl


WTF???

Mirrabooka Maker showing some local moves 
 
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Re: Basketball

Post by JGK on Mon 02 Jul 2018, 15:56

embee wrote:Aussie vs Phillippines ...Brawl


WTF???

Mirrabooka Maker showing some local moves 
 

That was seriously weird. 9 ejections for the Philippinos which only left them with 3 players.

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Post by embee on Mon 02 Jul 2018, 15:58

I've seen street fights in Northbridge with less action than that 

seriously ****** up
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Post by Bradman on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 08:11

It looked like a wwe event without the play acting.
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Re: Basketball

Post by Big Dog on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 08:17

I think the Philippines won on points but lost the basketball.
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Re: Basketball

Post by Bradman on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 08:20

Wash up should be interesting.
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Post by Nath on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 08:59

most exciting thing to happen to Australian basketball for a very long time.
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Re: Basketball

Post by horace on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 00:51

Longley holds the Flippa coach responsible for getting his team to go the thug.
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Re: Basketball

Post by skully on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 01:45

I thought it pretty obvious. They were being embarrassed on the park so went the bash. I've seen it plenty of times in park soccer and leeeeg.
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Post by Bradman on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 03:19

This is a place that carries out a unique war on drugs and have just lost their second mayor in two days to murder.
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Post by skully on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 04:40

They deserve their country.

I have a couple of mates who have done plenty of business in Asia and say the Philippines is the THE single most corrupt place they've ever had dealings with. Nothing gets done without brown paper bags.
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Post by Bradman on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 08:49

Apart from hong Kong always avoided se asia. Even tourism wise there's just nothing to interest me.
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Re: Basketball

Post by Big Dog on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 08:26

Tassie has launched a bid to be re-included in the NBL. The new franchise is to be called the Southern Huskies. Let me be the first to say what a shit name this is. Not only is it a ripoff from an american team but it has no link in any way, shape or form to Tasmania. They are going to struggle for support methinks.
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Re: Basketball

Post by horace on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 16:09

Big Dog wrote:Tassie has launched a bid to be re-included in the NBL. The new franchise is to be called the Southern Huskies. Let me be the first to say what a shit name this is. Not only is it a ripoff from an american team but it has no link in any way, shape or form to Tasmania. They are going to struggle for support methinks.

Would they play at both Hobart and Lonnie?
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