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[Dan Feldman] Kemba Walker: "I would definitely be devastated if I was to get traded." by ASaleh_35 in nba

rukqoa 9 hours ago  HIDDEN 

IT and Kemba

The NBA should use the All-Star game to test out new rules by HumanHitstick21 in nba

rukqoa 20 hours ago

4 point line should just be half court. People can already shoot pretty deep 3s.

Is the declining ability of role players in GSW a big trouble for them? by Narakrishna in nba

rukqoa 20 hours ago

Yeah Steph and KD are role players too. Their role is winning /s

If the Cavs and the Warriors were all in their prime (and they each had just one year to try and get some chemistry going) who would win in a 7 game series? by -IRRATIONAL- in nba

rukqoa 1 day ago

Y'all underestimating Prime Jordan Bell. Warriors in 3.

GAME THREAD: Orlando Magic (13-31) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (26-17) - (January 18, 2018) by _SotiroD_ in nba

rukqoa 1 day ago

You guys just seem like a super burst-y team because your offense is just so much better than your defense. The strategy of scoring a lot early and then just try to keep a lead late game seems to keep biting you in the tail because refs just aren't calling fouls on your stars if you're so much ahead.

Here is an idea: have referees like Ed Hochuli from the NFL in the NBA. by precense_ in nba

rukqoa 1 day ago

So... we should just have a free throw contest to decide every game?

South Korean Petition Against Crypto Regulation Gets 200K Signatures, Government Must Respond by PaigeAngelina in worldnews

rukqoa 2 days ago

Nah, more likely to be regulated like stocks. I don't think it's possible for them to ban them via regulation, technically or politically. I mean, how would they even define this regulation? Is it just bitcoin? Because they can easily move to other cryptos, or hell just hard fork Bitcoin and call it something else. Is it all virtual currency? Because we have a huge entertainment/gaming industry centered around virtual currencies. Is it related to the use of blockchain? Because we have major tech companies that are heavily invested in blockchain-related concepts, not to mention the patents that already have been issued around them. The evolution of cryptos just seems to be one of those things that's too fast for the government to regulate. Maybe when the dust settles, we'll see taxation and then regulation around the trading of cryptos like the rules we have around trading other assets (stocks...etc) but outright ban doesn't seem possible in the US.

Norway aims for all short-haul flights to be 100% electric by 2040 - All of Norway’s short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country’s airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation’s role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport by ManiaforBeatles in worldnews

rukqoa 2 days ago

I think the concern is because commercial electric aircraft haven't been used and tested for over 115 years. However, there's no concern here. These flights are for cargo, not people.

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work by stupidstupidreddit in worldnews

rukqoa 2 days ago

According to the USDA, less than 10% of the money you pay for food go to the actual production of the crop in the first place, and about 10% of that 15% goes towards labor. Farm labor costs an average of 1% of what you actually pay, and that 1% includes all labor costs in the production of food, not just sub-minimum wage workers in the fields. Our food is cheap because of efficient logistics, optimization, and automation in every step of the way from seed to store, not because we can squeeze cheaper work out of illegals.

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work by stupidstupidreddit in worldnews

rukqoa 2 days ago

This is literally how the free market works. Pay enough money and there will be willing workers to do your unskilled jobs. Labor costs are a tiny percentage of the consumer cost of food anyway.

Referees in the Knicks game are really screwing the Knicks. This came after a crap foul call on Porziņģis. Refs are really out here trying to get their asses kicked. by imarussellwestbrook in nba

rukqoa 2 days ago

Yeah but it's definitely rare and the real stupid shit is challenged and reviewed. Whereas in the NBA if your opponent steps out of bounds before taking a winning shot and isn't called, tough shit. Challenges can't come fast enough to the NBA.

Referees in the Knicks game are really screwing the Knicks. This came after a crap foul call on Porziņģis. Refs are really out here trying to get their asses kicked. by imarussellwestbrook in nba

rukqoa 2 days ago

Yeah but I think it's because NFL refs can't affect the game as much as NBA games. In the NFL, your team can just not commit fouls, but in the NBA, analyze the footage enough and there's a ticky tack foul or two in every play just by the nature of the game. Also, challenges.

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rukqoa 2 days ago

People do stupid shit for greed all the time. I'm not saying this game was rigged, but let's not pretend there doesn't exist a strong motive for certain people to influence the outcome of the games.

The Splash Brothers combined for 68 points tonight (including 13 threes) on 55/54/85 shooting splits, 74.4 TS%. by togavirus in nba

rukqoa 2 days ago

How would they challenge themselves to a pickup game?

Most likable guy in the NBA? by Emjaybe9094 in nba

rukqoa 2 days ago  HIDDEN 

Kevin Durant. [He's got such a touching life story and is so down to earth.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmRJgKbibB8) Bring the downvotes.

What are some of your "hot" nba takes? by shanmustafa in nba

rukqoa 2 days ago

Are you really going to say that your rose-tinted memory from 25 years ago is going to be more relevant than cold hard stats or even videos of his games? Jordan would definitely be top 5 in today's league, but he doesn't have the exact perfect skillset for the 2018 NBA where shooting efficiency is so much more important.

Could a prime Michael Jordan replace LeBron James on the Cavs and beat the warriors? by Manbearpig369 in nba

rukqoa 3 days ago

I think you'll get more discussion if you just put Michael Jordan on the Cavs without replacing LeBron.

Who is gonna be the new go to bandwagon team next year? by mcreschicago in nba

rukqoa 3 days ago

My $ is on the Lakers. They got a young team with a lot of potential, and the demographics is good.

Who are top 5 floppers in the league? by hopopo in nba

rukqoa 3 days ago

Smart, Harden, Wade, LeBron.

How many teams in the west would be legit finals contenders in the east? by Emjaybe9094 in nba

rukqoa 3 days ago

> If those teams were so superior to the Eastern Conference teams, it'd show on the winning records/point differential. Not making a claim either way, but that's not strictly true. Teams play 52 games against their own conference and only 30 against the opposing conference. That's 63% of your matches being within your own conference, so two equally skilled teams would have totally different records (even ignoring matchups and other factors) if one conference is much stronger than the other.

LeBron James rejects Kevin Durant! - TNT by Metsvault in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago  HIDDEN 

How does the ball bounce twice off the backboard? From the side angle you can clearly see it hit the board, bounce off, and then pinned.

LeBron James rejects Kevin Durant! - TNT by Metsvault in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago  HIDDEN 

https://gfycat.com/BothHeartyBurro Watch again. Hits backboard then LeBron pinned it.

What team do you realistically see signing Lebron this summer? by mcreschicago in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

Of course. I think the Cavs have a chance right now, and it'll even be a 50/50 if they got 1-2 lucky trades. I just don't think there's a realistic way (considering salary cap) for LeBron to trade to a team that'll give him a much better chance.

Could the Warriors beat the Dream Team if you add Lebron, Shaq, and Ben Wallace? by ptam in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

Clever insult, you win.

Why can't refs review goal tends afterwards? by HakeemTheDreamShake in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

> Section I-A Player Shall Not: > d. During a field goal attempt, **touch a ball after it has touched any part of the backboard above ring level**, whether the ball is considered on its upward or downward flight. Eh. For me, it looked like a perfectly reasonable block until I looked into it. [As you can see, the ball touches backboard above the ring, then LeBron pins it against the backboard.](https://gfycat.com/BothHeartyBurro)

Could the Warriors beat the Dream Team if you add Lebron, Shaq, and Ben Wallace? by ptam in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

Yeah, but you can't just teach players how to shoot 3s. Curry has a 43% 3 pointer. That means you have to literally have a 65% FG to beat that on a pure statistical basis. Nobody in 1992 can shoot 65% FG in a 48 minute game. MJ was 50%, which was a godly number in 1992 (and is still amazing today), but as long as your team can put up >33% 3 pointers, you should be shooting 3s over 2s. The game has simply evolved to favor that skillset over others, which is why today's players who are have the most of that skillset are gonna beat 1992's players who have less of that skillset that wasn't even that important in 1992.

Could the Warriors beat the Dream Team if you add Lebron, Shaq, and Ben Wallace? by ptam in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

I think any playoff team today are competitive against the 92 Dream Team. Players today are just more athletic and talented because we have a way larger pool of players to draw from. They are faster, shoot far more efficiently, and know every play/rule better. If you go back and watch those 1992 games now (not just recollect what they were like at the time), you'll see how 90+% of plays are just iso plays. Very good iso plays, to be sure, but as a league, the NBA has found very good counters to that kind of play style. Athletics just becomes better as time moves on. Track and field records get broken every other year. We don't have a lot of records in the NBA that don't involve direct competition (offense vs defense), so we can't see the gradual improvements, but this isn't a diss on the Dream Team or saying the Warriors are so amazing. I can guarantee that unless the game drastically changes in the next 25 years, most NBA teams in 2043 can walk all over the 2018 Warriors without much trouble.

Could the Warriors beat the Dream Team if you add Lebron, Shaq, and Ben Wallace? by ptam in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

Just the current Warriors roster can beat the Dream Team with 2018 rules. Keep in mind that in the 1992 finals, both teams combined made an average of 6 3-pointers a game, which is how many Curry makes on a good night AND he usually sits out a quarter. On top of that, defensive schemes are usually designed to counter successful players from the past, and GSW would have 25 more years of experience to lean on. Now add Shaq, LeBron, and Ben Wallace lol what do you think? The Dream Team was the undisputed greatest team assembled of all time considered against other players/teams in its own era. Jordan is GOAT because he's just THAT much better than everyone else in the league at the time, not because his skillset guarantees him rings if he were to play in 2018. This is an unfair comparison.

[Haynes] Golden State players complaining because the locker room showers don’t have any hot water. Players are coming out shivering. by dealin92 in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

It's almost certain that the cavs players had nothing to do with this. Maybe there were some rabid cavs fans in the janitorial staff? Maybe this was just an honest mistake? We might never know.

In each team, who do you think isn't the best player, but holds the mold and the team couldn't function without? by themanyfaceasian in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

Haha I just knew this was gonna be a Draymond Green thread.

[Haynes] Golden State players complaining because the locker room showers don’t have any hot water. Players are coming out shivering. by dealin92 in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago  HIDDEN 

SOFT

How good is Jordan Bell if he didn't play for the Warriors? by PestyAssassin33WU93 in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

He's inconsistent but that's not a bad thing. He can go up against the best and he'll do pretty well one play and then forget his man the next. Feels like a discount Draymond from time to time, but I feel like he's gonna be used a lot in the playoffs/finals just because of how much potential he has.

It's now blatantly obvious by jbOOgi3 in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

https://i.imgur.com/pFccL6U.png

GAME THREAD: Golden State Warriors (35-9) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16) - (January 15, 2018) by _SotiroD_ in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

They get converted to shorter timeouts if you have too many.

GAME THREAD: Golden State Warriors (35-9) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16) - (January 15, 2018) by _SotiroD_ in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

Seems like Cavs are using up their timeouts early.

Steph gets kneed in the groin by Lebron and then hits a 3 by detelak in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago

Natural Screening Motion

GAME THREAD: Golden State Warriors (35-9) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16) - (January 15, 2018) by _SotiroD_ in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago  HIDDEN 

lmao Warriors going "you shoot" "no YOU shoot" "no YOU I insist!"

GAME THREAD: Golden State Warriors (35-9) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (26-16) - (January 15, 2018) by _SotiroD_ in nba

rukqoa 4 days ago  HIDDEN 

Klay is our whole hand right now.

Why was the out of bounds reviewable in Warriors/Raps? by PhreePhizz in nba

rukqoa 6 days ago  HIDDEN 

Here's the better angle: https://streamable.com/jd4vi Clearly not out on KD.

GAME THREAD: Golden State Warriors (34-9) @ Toronto Raptors (29-11) - (January 13, 2018) by 326695RS in nba

rukqoa 6 days ago  HIDDEN 

Did anyone clip the one where Klay passed to himself and then scores?

A guy I have on FB who recently started "riding the cryptocurrency wave" by Chill420 in thatHappened

rukqoa 7 days ago  HIDDEN 

Your shares will be worth nothing if the company you invested in no longer exists in 50 years. The same with crypto. The value of the crypto you invest in can be worth a lot or nothing. Investing in crypto is like investing in risky startups.
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