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bleujay last won the day on October 4 2014

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  1. bleujay

    Rivalry

    Yes. I don't like watching football, it bores me to tears. Reading comments like these never gets old!
  2. bleujay

    Rivalry

    people were discussing the nature of the rivalry. I thought I would weigh in with my experiences. Sorry !
  3. bleujay

    Rivalry

    I think the football team works against your basketball team in some ways. People see NU football as a separate entity from the rest of the NU athletic department because of the strength of its brand and its history. Anyone who lives in nebraska has license to cheer for them, sort of thing. On the flip side, most jayskers I've met grew up in Omaha and they feel the same way about Creighton basketball, identifying with the program as an Omahan. I do agree though, its always unsettling when you meet people who root for/financially support the NU football program, then root for Creighton basketball and treat NU basketball as a verbal punching bag. It might be so prominent because Omaha is the major population center of the state, but a large portion of UNL students come from Omaha. A weird duality that I have never really had to confront because I think football is very boring.
  4. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    a lot of them don't, and it shows in them making dumb career decisions or taking less money. most of them understand they have fans with expectations.
  5. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    that warriors team is unbeatable when both curry and durant are playing well. lebron leaving cleveland this summer will make things interesting again. whoever he goes to will put up a good fight, and I think the celtics are right there as well if their young talent continues to improve and they are retained. i am an NBA fan and I will admit I was bummed out when Houston was eliminated. Very boring to watch lebron get his ass handed to him every summer by steve kerr
  6. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    however you want to phrase it, there were no years MJ played in the NBA during that time period when he didn't win a championship. that's why its an 'effective' streak. i would also counter that lebron did not create the point-forward prototype - Magic and Bird were the first, then a handful of guys like Charles Barkley, Grant Hill, and Penny Hardaway were a second wave. Lebron is definitely the ideal for the position though, in terms of size, speed, and skillset. I will give you that. And he has basically set the standard for it going forward in the NBA (people constantly comparing Giannis and Simmons to him). I also agree with you on your point of big men trying to develop perimeter skills early on, but I think a lot of the younger players have it backwards. They want to work from the outside-in on their skillset, they should be doing it the other way around. Obviously learning to shoot at a young age gives you a huge leg up - it doesn't matter how tall you are at 17.
  7. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    Chuck, we are in agreement on Russell. I think he has the best case for GOAT outside of Jordan. He made every game miserable for Wilt for a long time. He was often the fastest guy on the court and he could handle/pass the ball as well. Coach Red used him as the focal point of celtics offenses. He was addicted to scouting reports and used them to counter his opponents' offense. He was also one of the first guys to study angles of missed shots and predicting the ball's rebound off the rim/backboard. When he was in college it was obvious he was a highly cerebral player even though his skillset lacked polish; cerebral but also quite physically gifted. He landed in the perfect franchise to cement his legacy.
  8. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    for me, MJ still holds the GOAT because: -team's best player, leading one franchise to an effective six consecutive championships in the modern nba -commitment to defense (or just winning at all costs) plus, I do not like how lebron has been pulling strings in the cavs franchise. you're a player, not a staff member or part of the front office. and yes, the cavs are awful, but lebron drove away his second best player and negotiated huge contracts for some of these dead-weight players. those are basically the only guys in the league that size that can handle the ball well. every era has a seldom few. Hell, KD's handle kinda sucks. This type of player is still extremely valuable and rare - tall and has good court vision/ball handling, its the only reason Luka Doncic is a top 3 pick. Personally I think young players come into the league with less halfcourt skill than they did 10 years ago. Simmons is the perfect example. His mobility and size are lethal in transition, but his lack of a jump shot makes him horrible in a slower paced game. And the playoffs are always slower paced, much less transition game..he was a nonfactor much of the time against boston. IMO it will be a long time before the NBA plays positionless basketball. A player's skillset too often gravitates around their size - e.g. small guys are low to the ground and handle the ball well.
  9. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    what? jordan is not alone in this treatment. they only call the most obvious violations
  10. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    Kareem is perhaps a victim of his era. His best years were the 70's when a lot of talent was in the ABA.He actually missed the playoffs more than once with the Bucks. He also never won a championship without Oscar Robertson or Magic, but then again most championship teams have two or more great players. Who is better in your mind, Kareem or Bill Russell?
  11. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    I second the comments that Simmons and Lebron would be horrible on the court together. You would need to move Lebron off the ball (lol) because Simmons is no threat to score outside of 12 feet. Now, Lebron to rockets, that would be real juicy. I doubt he leaves the East though, he is a proven pragmatist
  12. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    you can't ask brad to abandon one of his main philosophies - shoot when open - during the last game of the season. at the same time, he can't make the ball go in the hoop. rozier and brown shot a combined 3-22 from 3pt range. that is why the celtics lost.
  13. bleujay

    NBA Playoffs

    i really want lebron to not go back to the finals. hard for me to explain why since I like him as a player and person. i am just getting tired of watching him play.
  14. bleujay

    Morrow leaving

    Marquette board saying Ed will get 20-25 minutes. Saying that his physicality and rebounding is exactly what the roster is lacking. Also did not see anything about prolonged health concerns
  15. bleujay

    Morrow leaving

    why should he have been a four? i may not know what im talking about, but I never saw ed flash any legit offensive skills. He had an average face up game, to me that was it. Obviously his contributions on defense were a lot more evident. But when someone is so raw offensively, it only makes sense you want to hide them under the basket. Ed's problem is that he's closer to a small forward than a center in terms of size - even for the modern college game. He reminds me of Cliff Alexander of KU from a few years ago. Very strong, athletic big man who is giving up 2-3+ inches at the position that most matches their skillset. I will be interested to see his game at Marquette.
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