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Thread: Official 2021-22 NBA Offseason Thread - 2022-23 Schedule release on Wednesday at 3pm

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    All-time great Bill Russell dead at 88.

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    RIP

    seen a lot of impressive stats today. had me wondering why he isn't more talked about in the #1 of all time conversation

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    dude averaged 23 boards per game over 13 seasons - that's insane

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    I’m assuming JJ Redick is going to come out today to remind us that that was because he played against plumbers

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    just drivin' round in John Voight's car

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    Quote Originally Posted by dartsndeacs View Post
    What's the over/under on how many games Ben Simmons plays in the NBA in the future? 0.5? With heavy money on the under?

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    Ben Simmons is one of the all-time great con jobs in basketball history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Ben Simmons is one of the all-time great con jobs in basketball history.
    Mount Rushmore include [name redacted] and paint touches?

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    Nah. Ben Simmons had a whole league convinced he's an elite player. He was ROY then a three-time All-Star in four seasons.

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    just drivin' round in John Voight's car

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    Nah. Ben Simmons had a whole league convinced he's an elite player. He was ROY then a three-time All-Star in four seasons.
    agreed - ben simmons is infinitely more successful than bz

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    never knew this

    John Starks, for example, perhaps the most beloved player on the 1990s Knicks, quit high-school basketball after just a year, telling his coach ‘he needed a job to help his mom at home.’ Starks eventually cycled through a series of small-time college basketball programmes, from Rogers State, where he was on the ‘taxi’ squad (which didn’t suit up for games), to Northern Oklahoma, until he got kicked out for smoking pot in his dorm room. After that he met his future wife and ‘took a minimum-wage, $3.35-an-hour cashier job at a Safeway’ to help ‘provide’. Later, he was promoted to stock boy and would ‘test his athleticism by touching the 10.5-foot-high beams towards the back of the store’ – it didn’t hurt that he’d grown four inches since high school. Starks still played basketball in his spare time. Drifting, restless, he finally enrolled at Tulsa Junior College, which had no basketball team.

    At that point, he had a bit of luck. An assistant coach at a nearby college went over to watch an intramural game to see if any talent had ‘slipped through the cracks’. Eventually, he ended up offering Starks a scholarship to Oklahoma Junior College, where he was ‘maybe our tenth or eleventh-best player at the time’. Sometimes big-time college teams will schedule early-season games against junior colleges, partly as a favour and partly because they want to pick up a few easy wins. The day Starks got married, OJC was supposed to play in Kansas, but a snowstorm was coming and the game had to be called off. When the storm failed to materialise it was on again. OJC’s coach managed to reach Starks at the wedding reception. He and his new wife ‘hopped in their Chevy Impala’ and ‘sped up Highway 75’. Arriving at half-time, his team down 25 points, Starks changed out of his tuxedo. In the second half, he led a furious comeback, scoring 22 points on his own, including a reverse dunk off a half-court alley-oop. Even though his team lost by four, the performance was good enough to get him a scholarship to Oklahoma State, a Division One programme. He was on his way.

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    I knew most of that.
    Lorraine Baines has monkeypox.

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    NBA is retiring Russell's #6 league-wide. All current #6s will be grandfathered in, but no new ones.

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    25 players wore #6 last year. I didn't realize it was that common.

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    NBA is retiring Russell's #6 league-wide. All current #6s will be grandfathered in, but no new ones.
    That will be interesting for teams who have greats who wore #6. Like Dr. J. on the 76ers. Do they "double retire" the number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaconblue View Post
    That will be interesting for teams who have greats who wore #6. Like Dr. J. on the 76ers. Do they "double retire" the number?
    Yes. That’s what happened when MLB retired Jackie Robinson’s #42.

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    Key Opening Day games:
    Mavs at Suns Game 7 rematch
    Warriors get their rings vs. Lakers

    The NBA will not hold games on Election Day this year.

    NBA Christmas Day schedule
    Bucks at Celtics
    76ers at Knicks
    Suns at Nuggets
    Lakers at Mavericks
    Grizzlies at Warriors


    NBA Martin Luther King Jr. Day games on TNT:
    Heat vs. Hawks in Atlanta
    Suns vs. Grizzlies in Memphis

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    all gucci to me except for knicks on christmas

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