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BrooklynWHAT
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"Proposed NBA return and paramaters. Set to come back 7/31"


  

          

i wouldve preferred they just take the 1-8 from each conference as is and move on but the NBA got a lot of money to recoup and they really want Zion or a healthy Portland in the playoffs

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22 teams, 13 from the west, 9 from the east. everybody plays 8 regular season games to close things out and get some warmup for the playoffs.

extra teams will be New Orleans, Portland, Phoenix, Sacramento and San Antonio in the West and Washington in the East.

after the 8 games:
- If 9th seed is 4 or more games back, 8th seed earns spot
- If 9th seed is 4 or fewer games behind, play-in: Single-elimination for 9th seed, double-elimination for 8th.
(the 4 game thing is to make up for the fact that they wont get the change to play the full 15 remaining games they actually had)

remainder of the season would run to 10/12 at the latest

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29260860/sources-nba-approve-plan-22-team-return-eight-regular-season-games


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did they come to an agreement on money yet? and Luka had said that...
Jun 03rd 2020
1
The PA has to approve everything. And yes, 14-day quarantine
Jun 03rd 2020
3
Why are they even bothering with this regular-season schedule?
Jun 03rd 2020
2
I actually like that they're doing this.
Jun 03rd 2020
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mainly to recoup money for the league and business partners
Jun 03rd 2020
5
yup. They've got to play 70 games to recoup tv money
Jun 03rd 2020
6
3 games definitely wouldn't be enough
Jun 03rd 2020
7
Right. Dudes havent played in 3 months
Jun 03rd 2020
8
They should have just went no conferences
Jun 03rd 2020
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They REALLY want teams like the Hornets to have a shot at making...
Jun 04th 2020
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      agreed...
Jun 04th 2020
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stars should sit out
Jun 03rd 2020
10
too much money at stake...
Jun 04th 2020
18
no. If they wanna play, they should. We need positive shit right now.
Jun 05th 2020
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so non-playoff teams will have at least a 9 month break
Jun 03rd 2020
11
They can do Fall league in lieu of summer
Jun 03rd 2020
12
Hawks coach is already grumbling about it.
Jun 04th 2020
14
It's all fine and dandy until someone inevitably gets COVID-19...
Jun 04th 2020
15
.
Jun 04th 2020
agreed. n/m
Jun 04th 2020
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Cept the Bundesliga isn’t having any problems.
Jun 07th 2020
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      But you pretty much said it: the U.S. doesn't have its shit together
Jun 08th 2020
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           You right, because we’re a shithole country
Jun 24th 2020
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                Moreso every day
Jun 24th 2020
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NBA may not let older coaches sit on bench during games:
Jun 04th 2020
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How will the NBA handle on court player conversations?
Jun 06th 2020
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5 second delay
Jun 07th 2020
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RE: How will the NBA handle on court player conversations?
Jun 07th 2020
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      This has me thinking about who are the biggest trash talkers currently.....
Jun 07th 2020
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           The broadcast issue I'm most interested in are the analysts
Jun 07th 2020
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                They likely wont be in the bubble.
Jun 08th 2020
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i know most people don't call the Spurs 99 title "the asterisk season".....
Jun 08th 2020
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not if we win
Jun 08th 2020
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It's a different year, for sure.
Jun 08th 2020
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If one of the top seeds win they should get even more credit
Jun 08th 2020
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Its only an asterisk if ymthere are major injuries
Jun 08th 2020
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Yeah, that asterisk talk went away.
Jun 09th 2020
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      That was the Spurs first title, they’re subsequent titles are what...
Jun 09th 2020
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      Maybe. But maybe it was shortened seasons are now seen different.
Jun 09th 2020
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      At that point there were still questions about Pop, Rob, Tim...
Jun 09th 2020
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      RE: That was the Spurs first title, *their* subsequent titles are what.....
Jun 09th 2020
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      non GSW fans called the 19 title asterisk?
Jun 10th 2020
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      #facts:
Jun 10th 2020
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      its a little sus to me
Jun 10th 2020
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      what if they win without him?
Jun 10th 2020
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           i'd be impressed but it wouldnt stick in my mind the same
Jun 10th 2020
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      Good point - I'd forgotten that one.
Jun 10th 2020
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      Yes to 2019
Jun 14th 2020
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Are you kidding? This title counts double.
Jun 14th 2020
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Not at all
Jun 28th 2020
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Some players may not come back...
Jun 11th 2020
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I was worried that might happen
Jun 11th 2020
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Well now the players DONT want to play anymore
Jun 12th 2020
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they aren't wrong
Jun 12th 2020
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“Nah.”(c)Ky
Jun 12th 2020
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Report: Young stars of NBA want insurance in case of injury in Orlando
Jun 13th 2020
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nice.
Jun 13th 2020
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wouldn’t there already be insurance in their contracts anyway?
Jun 13th 2020
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      if their eligible for MAX extensions I don't think it covers that
Jun 14th 2020
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I want the NBA back, but this is clearly a terrible idea.
Jun 25th 2020
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man...I just don't see how there's going to be ANY sports...
Jun 25th 2020
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Everyone just needs to decide to wait until there's a working vaccine
Jun 25th 2020
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so we pushing it forward then?
Jun 25th 2020
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and, I'm not out here trying to be...
Jun 25th 2020
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Especially since the long-term effects aren't known
Jun 26th 2020
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have you looked at what guys are doing already?
Jun 26th 2020
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      Yeah, man. some of these clips blew my mind
Jun 27th 2020
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           Saw one of Trae Young and Buddy Hield in a packed gym
Jun 28th 2020
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yep, as excited as i am about the changes to the cowboys im not hyped
Jun 26th 2020
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This isn’t going to happen. Period.
Jun 26th 2020
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This world is in denial...
Jun 26th 2020
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I think folks now what we're dealing with and are ready to move on
Jun 26th 2020
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basically: we're all gluttons for punishment.
Jun 28th 2020
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This world is in denial...
Jun 28th 2020
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RE: This world is in denial...
Jun 29th 2020
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this and other posts will not age well
Jun 29th 2020
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The OG post already hasn’t and it’s been 4 months
Jun 29th 2020
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denver nuggets shut down practice facility after positive tests.
Jun 30th 2020
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Yeah pack this shit in.
Jun 30th 2020
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Yeah it’s crazy because all the other majors sports leagues are...
Jul 01st 2020
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Baffling that they think this can work without isolation.
Jul 01st 2020
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      they gotta lock them down like the german dudes in better call saul
Jul 01st 2020
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           That lab setup is all I’ve thought of since first hearing of the “bu...
Jul 01st 2020
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be afraid. be very afraid.
Jul 02nd 2020
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#MarketingMatters:
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https://www.instagram.com/bubblelifenba/
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ThaTruth
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1. "did they come to an agreement on money yet? and Luka had said that..."
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he wasn't coming back, has he changed his mind? I'm assuming a lot of the international players are overseas. Wouldn't they have to quarantine for at least 14 days?

  

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3. "The PA has to approve everything. And yes, 14-day quarantine"
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But starting tomorrow a lot of guys could start returning, doing the quarantine and then jumping into team functions (workouts, practice, camp, whatever).

But all this stuff is outside the scope of the CBA so any plans have to be approved by the PA. The NHL is going through this now. Every little detail needs PA approval. It'll be interesting to see how the NBA approaches it. The players pool of money for the players isn't that significant and I imagine that the league won't toy with it much.

Maybe Dula or someone can explain just how much impetus the players have to finish the season (e.g. collect playoff TV money) as it relates to next season. In the NHL, they had a lot of impetus because of the escrow system and other elements of the CBA. I am sure the NBA guys also have some motivation there, but I don't know how much.

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2. "Why are they even bothering with this regular-season schedule?"
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I'm not saying things were firmly decided but I mean we are looking at 5.5 games back for the Wiz. So the East was pretty set. In the West, yeah you had three teams 3.5 games of the final spot but still. I get the sense the eight games are sort of a preseason just to get guys back to game speed, and that the broader format is more of an experiment than anything. They want to look at the potential for a play-in round (more games) and take this opportunity without travel to maybe ease in a conference-less setup.

I'm excited the season is coming back but not crazy about the format. I'd have preferred to just go right into the playoffs with maybe three tune-up games for each team.

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4. "I actually like that they're doing this."
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8 games will blow by fast - but it's enough action to allow them to work out some kinks (not just physically but also organizationally) and get at least somewhat accustomed to a radically different environment (no fans/neutral site/long layoff etc..).

I think going right into the playoffs would be too abrupt and wouldn't produce the best product for fans.

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5. "mainly to recoup money for the league and business partners"
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but also to warmup before the playoffs

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6. "yup. They've got to play 70 games to recoup tv money"
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I think we're talking about ~1 Billion USD that's on the table here.

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7. "3 games definitely wouldn't be enough"
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8. "Right. Dudes havent played in 3 months "
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Cant go straight to the playoffs and you cant do exhibition lol.

Besides fans are feening for any type of sports. It makes sense to me

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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9. "They should have just went no conferences "
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Would have been a good test run and woulda worked bc this season will be the least traditional season ever

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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13. "They REALLY want teams like the Hornets to have a shot at making..."
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...the play-offs.

It's very likely that they're going to be the only game in town when this starts, so they'd like to give some of their young talent be on prime-time. They figure a player like Zion is still going to be ratings gold, so they're going to give him the opportunity to get in.

Personally, I don't love this half-measure. Either start directly with the play-offs with the teams already in or let every team in league play their final eight-games.

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16. "agreed..."
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>Personally, I don't love this half-measure. Either start
>directly with the play-offs with the teams already in or let
>every team in league play their final eight-games.

  

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10. "stars should sit out"
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Help send the message. Fuck the brittle spirits who can't live without sports in these times.

If Bron led the charge to sit out? With his fist up? Shiiiiit. Now we are talking GOAT shit.

  

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18. "too much money at stake..."
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>Help send the message. Fuck the brittle spirits who can't live
>without sports in these times.
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>If Bron led the charge to sit out? With his fist up? Shiiiiit.
> Now we are talking GOAT shit.
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20. "no. If they wanna play, they should. We need positive shit right now."
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11. "so non-playoff teams will have at least a 9 month break "
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That's crazy and could impact a lot of young players and teams in negative ways. Makes sense though and I guess that's the breaks.

Hope the Bulls fire Boylen immediately after this is formally announced

  

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12. "They can do Fall league in lieu of summer"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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14. "Hawks coach is already grumbling about it."
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They're the youngest team in the league, and the coach has said that his young players need as many opportunities to play out there as possible.

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15. "It's all fine and dandy until someone inevitably gets COVID-19..."
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...while the season is going on. Considering how the shit hit the fan three months ago with Gobert, I think that the ownership and the player's union can talk as much big talk as the want, but it all changes as soon as someone tests positive.

I'm going on record that this is a bad idea. Just watch that episode of Jon Oliver as to why. And granted the NBA organizations/locker rooms aren't as big as MLB's or the NFL's, but there's still a lot of people that are going to be involved in making this happen, and they're going to put a lot of other people in danger. I want sports back too, but I don't want it to potentially cost lives. Especially considering how poorly the U.S. government has handled this whole thing.

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17. "agreed. n/m"
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23. "Cept the Bundesliga isn’t having any problems."
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Granted, Germany has their shit together more than we do, but Bundesliga teams are traveling too, adding a degree of risk that isn’t there in the NBA’s plan.

The NBA is smart to let soccer restart first. England has been almost as much a clusterfuck as us, and they’re starting six weeks before the NBA. If they can do it, with travel, the NBA should be fine,

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29. "But you pretty much said it: the U.S. doesn't have its shit together"
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And this is all happening in Florida, which REALLY doesn't have its shit together.

Look, I get that we want the NBA and want something positive to root for, but this plan is playing with fire. And putting everyone in danger right today so we can be entertained is irresponsible.

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56. "You right, because we’re a shithole country"
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57. "Moreso every day"
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And with it coming out that more an more players are testing positive for COVID, it isn't boding well for this actually happening.

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19. "NBA may not let older coaches sit on bench during games:"
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Adam Silver: NBA may not let older coaches sit on bench during games ‘to protect them’ https://sports.yahoo.com/nba-adam-silver-may-restrict-older-coaches-coronavirus-covid19-pandemic-disney-world-020012678.html

  

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21. "How will the NBA handle on court player conversations?"
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22. "5 second delay"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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24. "RE: How will the NBA handle on court player conversations?"
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This article a couple weeks ago covered the bubble issue generally but also revealed a lot of the specifics of how the Warriors planned to broadcast that silent game with the Nets right before Gobert tested posi.

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/5/28/21266636/nba-game-no-fans-bubble


There would also be nothing to hear but the authentic soundtrack of NBA basketball—”the game in its purest form,” as it were, only with more motherfuckers. “It would be raw,” Curry told Jimmy Kimmel last week. “Everybody has those mics on their jerseys sometimes, when they play the Inside Trax or whatever. This would take it a whole ‘nother level of just pure insanity of what we say on the court. That trash talk that happens, even myself taking part in it. But I think everybody, whether you’re on the court, on the bench, all the nonsense—that might be something that’s really appealing from a fan perspective to get real up close and personal with what we do on the court.”

Whether you consider that a feature or a bug likely depends on your concern with FCC compliance. For the Warriors’ planned broadcast, one crew member’s sole responsibility was to sit with a finger on the delay button, waiting for the next f-bomb. According to Pollicino, the league office had also intended to warn the players involved in the game of just how far their voices may carry.


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25. "This has me thinking about who are the biggest trash talkers currently....."
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that are active in these “playoffs” so that would eliminate people like Draymond.

What active players will have to be censored the most?

  

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26. "The broadcast issue I'm most interested in are the analysts"
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Mike Breen brought it up in both that article and a couple podcasts he's guested on that he's really curious if Jeff Van Gundy could be the first person in NBA history to be ejected from the game as both a coach and a broadcaster when he criticizes a coaching decision in a high intensity playoff game, the coach hears it and begins a confrontation. Or if Doris Burke or Doug Collins makes an observation about poor adjustments or defensive strategy/effort, how will the players react?


The easy answer seems like putting the broadcasters in a booth somewhere, though then they have the awkward experience of describing basically the same thing we're watching on TV and without that exclusive courtside seating are they perfunctory to the whole thing? Should they just broadcast the ambient stadium noise and borrow the crowd audio samples from the NBA 2K series?


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32. "They likely wont be in the bubble."
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Maybe when they get deeper in the playoffs

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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27. "i know most people don't call the Spurs 99 title "the asterisk season"....."
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any more but this season will definitely have one that will last forever

  

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28. "not if we win"
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lebron stans and the lebron loving media will act like it's the greatest ring ever for winning in a pandemic + bringing us a ring the same year kobe died

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30. "It's a different year, for sure."
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But whoever wins earned it. Everyone had to go through this shit together. It's not as "asterisky" as a injured star in the finals to me, but....yeah depending how it all shakes out and if a 6 seed wins or something, it'll be viewed differently.

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31. "If one of the top seeds win they should get even more credit"
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than in a regular year - because they would have done so without the home court advantage that they earned during the regular season.

  

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33. "Its only an asterisk if ymthere are major injuries"
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Or some flukey team pulls it off. It was wide open to begin with. Maybe in history ig the team that wins never tastes success again.

But who thinks of the 99 spurs team as an asterisk ring anyway

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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34. "Yeah, that asterisk talk went away."
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There's 3 titles in recent memory that'd qualify for an "asterisk".

99 Spurs - Phil Jackson was the biggest proponent of that, right? Anyway, feels like it's all but disappeared since...

12 Heat - Shortened season, but I truly don't even remember anyone CALLING this an asterisk title - which is wild, because it was Lebron's first and you know how everyone was trying to discredit him back then.

19 Raptors - Nobody REALLY calls it an asterisk title, but given the health of the Dubs I'm putting it here. Plus, Kawhi going insane that whole postseason kinda negates that talk.

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35. "That was the Spurs first title, they’re subsequent titles are what..."
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quieted the asterisk y’all.

  

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36. "Maybe. But maybe it was shortened seasons are now seen different. "
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38. "At that point there were still questions about Pop, Rob, Tim..."
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then the Lakers 3-peated and it seemed like they went away.

  

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37. "RE: That was the Spurs first title, *their* subsequent titles are what....."
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>quieted the asterisk

  

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39. "non GSW fans called the 19 title asterisk?"
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If anything the 2015 title should be getting the sideeye

  

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40. "#facts:"
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>If anything the 2015 title should be getting the sideeye

  

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41. "its a little sus to me"
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personally it was part of the reason i wanted Kawhi to stay in Toronto if he wasnt coming to the Lakers. they'd repeat easily this year if he did and the King of the North shit would be a powerful brand/legacy

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42. "what if they win without him?"
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>personally it was part of the reason i wanted Kawhi to stay
>in Toronto if he wasnt coming to the Lakers. they'd repeat
>easily this year if he did and the King of the North shit
>would be a powerful brand/legacy

  

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43. "i'd be impressed but it wouldnt stick in my mind the same"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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44. "Good point - I'd forgotten that one. "
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54. "Yes to 2019"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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53. "Are you kidding? This title counts double."
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Name me any other team in history that has won a title under circumstances half as challenging. You can’t. Whoever brings their team back together enough to survive the playoff meatgrinder is a worthy champion.

Oh, and only Laker fans do that asterisk bullshit with the Spurs. The rest of aren’t so deluded.

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72. "Not at all"
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nobody cheated. the winner this year actually had it harder.

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45. "Some players may not come back..."
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https://sports.yahoo.com/nba-players-don-t-want-223554675.html

  

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46. "I was worried that might happen"
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I really can’t blame them though.

  

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47. "Well now the players DONT want to play anymore"
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https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-significant-number-of-players-disappointed-about-not-having-a-vote-regarding-nb-as-return-143937552.html

But because of the George Floyd tragedy and the powerful movement for racial justice that’s sweeping the nation, some players believe it’s bad optics for a league of predominantly black men to be sequestered in one location for up to three months merely to entertain the masses and ease the league’s economic burden, sources said.


~150 players on board
https://twitter.com/TaylorRooks/status/1271471021820915719

Bron and Silver better fix this shit.

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48. "they aren't wrong"
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49. "“Nah.”(c)Ky"
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https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-group-of-highprofile-players-remain-committed-to-nb-as-return-disagreeing-with-kyrie-irvings-position-210250506.html

  

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50. "Report: Young stars of NBA want insurance in case of injury in Orlando"
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this is another angle that hasn't really been discussed...

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/06/13/report-young-stars-of-nba-want-insurance-in-case-of-injury-in-orlando/

  

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51. "nice."
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52. "wouldn’t there already be insurance in their contracts anyway?"
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if not then that is surprising

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55. "if their eligible for MAX extensions I don't think it covers that"
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58. "I want the NBA back, but this is clearly a terrible idea. "
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I feel for all the players, and of course I wanted my team to win it for Kobe. But I just....nah.

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59. "man...I just don't see how there's going to be ANY sports..."
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at all. Von Miller already had it, Zeke tested positive, now Aaron Donald. In the NBA, KD and bunch of guys from the Nets, Malcolm Brogdon, crazy numbers in South Florida. I guess the tipping point is gonna be when Bron, Mike Trout or someone like that tests positive. Mike Ryan who is a huge wrestling fan was saying how they are getting ravaged by Covid...one dude just contracted it for the second time. A couple golfers pulled out of an upcoming tournament because both their caddies tested positive. Seems more and more improbable by the day.

...cleaned up my act, made a few violent songs...but, they wack like Glen Rice with New Balance on - Sean Price

  

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60. "Everyone just needs to decide to wait until there's a working vaccine"
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This is just going to get worse. Numbers are already sky-rocketing in the summer, when this was supposed to "go away." Now just imagine how things are going to shake out once the actual flu season starts in the fall/winter.

And this is just with MLB/NBA/wrestling/golf. It'll be even worse if they try to restart the NFL/college football, where there'll be a TON of pressure to have games with fans.

There's no real need to keep trying to push this shit forward, besides greed by the owners.

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61. "so we pushing it forward then?"
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,
>besides greed by the owners.

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62. "and, I'm not out here trying to be..."
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above it all guy...cuz I would be the first one in front of my 70inch with a brew if hoops and baseball both come back at the end of July. I just can't see it though. People say..oh they're young and healthy..but we don't know the long-term affects Covid has. Whether you have symptoms or not...how does it affect you later? I read an article on Von Miller and he was saying he was still getting he still didn't feel like himself, that he was getting his lungs back in shape. He's a specimen of a man. How will he feel getting after the QB at Denver altitudes? Shit is so uncertain. I don't blame ANY player in any sport who says, "nah, son...I'm good".

...cleaned up my act, made a few violent songs...but, they wack like Glen Rice with New Balance on - Sean Price

  

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63. "Especially since the long-term effects aren't known"
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Some former sufferers have permanent lung damage which for a professional athlete is extremely problematic. A headline today that cruised past my Twitter feed said that the illness can trigger diabetes in people.

Saying this to say that these athletes are the most likely to survive this illness because of their physical health but it would be a near tragedy if an athlete with some type of respitory illness ends up catching the illness and can't play again because their lungs are damaged. Or worse.

There's about 2% of me that's greedy and would like to watch Bron and the Lakers win the title or any basketball, but watching basketball knowing an athlete could get terribly sick just to satisfy my need for entertainment isn't fair or decent. This NBA season doesn't need any more catastrophy. To me waiting until 2021 either to continue this season or just start over is better.

<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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67. "have you looked at what guys are doing already?"
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players are out at open runs with complete randoms

idk if restarting is the right thing to do

but not restarting is not exactly leaving everyone in safe conditions either

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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69. "Yeah, man. some of these clips blew my mind"
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>players are out at open runs with complete randoms
>

I think it was a Ja Morant one that really stood out. Randoms is a perfect description.

Yeah, unfortunately the Disney bubble will not be safe, but it might be safer for 80% of the players vs. What they're doing right today


  

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70. "Saw one of Trae Young and Buddy Hield in a packed gym"
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65. "yep, as excited as i am about the changes to the cowboys im not hyped"
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i fully expect the season not to start or if it does (because of greed) for it to be shut down. so im not letting myself get excited about the season.

as far as nba, well the bulls have a ways to go before they have something exciting lol it would be cool to watch some nba playoffs but not at the expense of anyones health.

i would also be watching if it does come back but i dont think its a good idea.

  

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64. "This isn’t going to happen. Period."
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66. "This world is in denial..."
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..if we don't get past the denial soon, this could get really ugly.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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68. "I think folks now what we're dealing with and are ready to move on"
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Its evident by how people are living their lives.

They gonna try to make season happen until a substantial amount of players are positvie and the end product is a watered down game.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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71. "basically: we're all gluttons for punishment."
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*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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73. "This world is in denial..."
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True in too many ways.

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74. "RE: This world is in denial..."
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>..if we don't get past the denial soon, this could get really
>ugly.
>
>
>*skatin' the rings of saturn*
>
>
>..and miles to go before i sleep...

I don’t think any of this sport shit is gonna work out. I’m amazed at how folks believe and want to believe that sports are gonna just start and finish seasons with minimal incident.

I am not above admitting that I’m wrong if it works out. So far tho? I told my wife in mid-March that if things are open, people won’t have the restraint to stay away, safety be damned. 3 months later, I’m embarrassed at how right I was. Folks have been lined up outside of chain haircut places, low end restaurants, and Ross with a straight face. And even with millions potentially on the line, athletes still can’t be the fuck careful.

I missed out on predicting the anger of folks going out of their way to come up with narratives that go against wearing masks and/or staying the fuck home. Brittle spirits for real, Dave. I admit that I don’t love wearing masks either but I do it when I have to go somewhere and get out of the car. Luckily, I don’t have to do it much. Working from home, hella food and grocery options that don’t involve walking into anywhere, all of that. And bonus, I like my house and folks in it. AND I have hobbies, so I don’t ‘feel a need’ to be anywhere just for the fuck of it. Because there’s a damn virus going around fucking folks up. Maybe I’m living in a fortunate / lucky ass bubble.

Aka I’m doing well...even with constantly being big-faced by ‘folks won’t believe this really happened in 2020-level‘ racism, embarrassingly unaware white people foolishness, a casual lack of compassion and human decency, and lazy fake wokeness. Add in an election year where one candidate looks to be out of tricks and the other is laying low and hoping he wins just cuz he’s not the current president. I think I get it..it’s harder to weaponize sexism and racism when you’re running against another old white guy. And folks think we’re just gonna crank up some sports in the middle of all of this!? We’ll see!

  

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75. "this and other posts will not age well "
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i DO NOT mean that on some agenda shit either



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Ryan M
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76. "The OG post already hasn’t and it’s been 4 months "
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So yeah, agreed.

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Reeq
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77. "denver nuggets shut down practice facility after positive tests."
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https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1277989389205938176
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After positive tests for the coronavirus within the traveling party headed to Orlando, the Denver Nuggets have closed team's practice facility for several days, sources tell ESPN. Facility was locked to players and staff starting Saturday, and could open again later this week.
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this shit is about to be a debacle.

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Ryan M
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78. "Yeah pack this shit in. "
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80. "Yeah it’s crazy because all the other majors sports leagues are..."
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watching them to see if they can pull it off. It this doesn’t work it does bode well for MLB, NFL, NFL, not to mention NCAA.

  

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79. "Baffling that they think this can work without isolation."
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Unless there's some sort of fool-proof insta test that they can administer before every practice and every game, there's just no way of preventing a breakout on a team without keeping every player and coach and ref isolated from their families, friends, and the rest of the world.

They clearly *want* the playoffs to happen. We all do. But without reasonable safety measures in play, how can this possibly work? Are they just going to have a team forfeit a series when five of their players emerge with positive tests one afternoon?

Have they thought this through, or have they just thought about the money? (Rhetorical question, I obviously know the answer.)

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81. "they gotta lock them down like the german dudes in better call saul"
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even then...

  

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82. "That lab setup is all I’ve thought of since first hearing of the “bu..."
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Even in BCS, Mike took them out to the club to let them blow off some steam.

  

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Reeq
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83. "be afraid. be very afraid."
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https://twitter.com/TommyBeer/status/1278725085835247618

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84. "#MarketingMatters:"
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LeBron James says he'll go with his own name on jersey instead of NBA's social justice slogans https://sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-jersey-name-social-justice-messages-nba-disney-world-230317184.html

  

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85. "https://www.instagram.com/bubblelifenba/"
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https://www.instagram.com/bubblelifenba/

definitely worth checking out.

  

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