An Evening with Steve Nash: Thursday Night NBA Thread

11/1/07 in NBA   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect



If it wasn't already obvious, I'm completely in the bag for Steve Nash. Man crush, whatever your term is, he tops my list as favorite professional athlete. I'm not alone in that department to be sure. It helps that he has a brand like Nike that cultivates his image so well. There isn't a cooler athlete in sports.

More NBA debuts tonight, most notably the Phoenix Suns who departed the playoffs last season with David Stern stamped all over them. Miami and Detroit tip it off in the early game sans Dwyane Wade from Robbins, Illinois. If hoops is what you're watching, chat it up here.
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11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

CriticalFanatic wrote:
I saw that on the guide but didn't believe it.

So will there be a recap post for the D-League Draft tomorrow morning? 

11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Jon wrote:
Even with the old guy who was talking about "quick spurts"?

Yea, he also just said a guy is going to be a sure fire All-Star, D-League All-Star that is.

11/2/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Sadly it is true, and the analysis team might be better than Scott, Walton, and Smith last night.

Even with the old guy who was talking about "quick spurts"?

11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

http://www.faniq.com//poll_enter.php?poll_id=134694&ref_id=35995

I hate to do this but I just made this to test if all of us NBA fans know our D-League teams.

11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

CriticalFanatic wrote:
I saw that on the guide but didn't believe it.

Sadly it is true, and the analysis team might be better than Scott, Walton, and Smith last night.

11/2/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

Now it's time to watch everything I DVRed tonight, starting with The Office.

11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Jon wrote:
It's nice to see that Kevin Pittsnogle will not be unemployed.

He is going to be playing for the team in Austin, TX.

11/2/07   |   CriticalFanatic

I love the fact the Suns look genuinely pumped to win this game tonight

11/2/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

CriticalFanatic wrote:
Unreal. Hopefully it's not being overlooked that not only are the Suns putting their best defender on Durant, they're also double teaming him whenever possible. This is a rookie in his second game. I'd be surprised if that happened to Lebron. Maybe Shaq.

This 4th Q goes to show you how even in the NBA regular season it takes time to learn how to win games.

It takes a lot to be able to run with the Suns as long as they did, especially on the 2nd game of a back-to-back. Seattle did a great job playing with the Suns tonight, they're just going to come up a bit short.

11/2/07   |   CriticalFanatic

Jubanator14 wrote:
Anyone else watching the 2007 NBA D-League Draft on NBATV? It is in HD!

I saw that on the guide but didn't believe it.

11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

They do their draft like a fantasy football or basketball draft. First pick gets the last pick of the second round.

11/2/07   |   CriticalFanatic

Jon wrote:
This Durant kid is pretty good.

Unreal. Hopefully it's not being overlooked that not only are the Suns putting their best defender on Durant, they're also double teaming him whenever possible. This is a rookie in his second game. I'd be surprised if that happened to Lebron. Maybe Shaq.

This 4th Q goes to show you how even in the NBA regular season it takes time to learn how to win games.

11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Darvin Ham was the number 3 pick in the D-League Draft.

11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
they have a draft for that?

I said the exact same thing. They have some of the most creative team names in the D-League. This draft is pretty funny too. Almost a see if you remember semi good college players.

11/2/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Anyone else watching the 2007 NBA D-League Draft on NBATV? It is in HD!

It's nice to see that Kevin Pittsnogle will not be unemployed.

11/2/07   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Anyone else watching the 2007 NBA D-League Draft on NBATV? It is in HD!

they have a draft for that?

11/2/07   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Anyone else watching the 2007 NBA D-League Draft on NBATV? It is in HD!

11/2/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

This Durant kid is pretty good.

11/2/07   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

Jon wrote:
The Suns have apparently lost 7 of their last 8 season openers.

Sonics are doing a great job staying with them. They should be a fun team to watch this season.

Well they started out last year by losing to the Kobe-less Lakers, which might be the worst loss by any team last year, and still did alright.

11/2/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

The Suns have apparently lost 7 of their last 8 season openers.

Sonics are doing a great job staying with them. They should be a fun team to watch this season.

11/2/07   |   CriticalFanatic

Jon wrote:
Now THIS is baskeball.

amen. Now, finally, I'm excited about the NBA being here.

11/2/07   |   CriticalFanatic

Sonics are really impressive tonight. having that first game rust out of the way has clearly helped.

11/1/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

Wow - what a shot by Wilkins to end the half!

11/1/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

Shawn Marion really needs to stop shooting 3s.

11/1/07   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

Kevin Durant needs a cooler number than 35. 

11/1/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

Now THIS is baskeball.

11/1/07   |   Chris   |   3 respect

of course the rules crap has to come up again... good grief... Its 11/1/2007... not April-May 2007 when it happened... time to focus forward, and not backwards. The Suns have a promising future ahead, and no need to look at the past. Same for the Spurs... last year's title means nothing at this point. It is back to work just like everyone else.

11/1/07   |   Jon   |   5 respect

Yeah, you're definitely not alone there.

11/1/07   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

Is there anything more boring than an NBA game with two Eastern Conference teams not called the Celtics or Bulls?