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NBA Draft Lottery / Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Live Thread

There Can Only Be One: ET and Sam Cassell

by CriticalFanatic CriticalFanatic 5/20/0814 Comment Comments »


I was going to wait until later this evening to put up the thread, but I thought you could use the late afternoon laugh provided by the video above. The best "There Can Only Be One" spoof to date.

Big night for the NBA, and more precisely the Eastern Conference.

Like last year's NBA Draft Lottery there will be two winners resulting from the bouncing ping pong balls. Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose are both franchise changing players and the David Stern needs to be praying and/or calculating that Eastern Conference teams wind up 1st and 2nd. Wouldn't hurt if 1985 repeated itself with the Knicks being revitalized by a big man.

The draft lottery will be followed by Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Before this all started I picked the Boston Celtics to reach the NBA Finals, but they haven't exactly impressed. Maybe they'll flip the switch on the road, but honestly, I just don't think they're as good a team as Detroit. The 'Stons will steal a road win at some point in this series when the Celtics tire, but tonight they might struggle after the layoff.

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05/20/08 Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics -- who will win?
Final Score: Detroit Pistons 79, Boston Celtics 88

Read the Article: NBA Draft Lottery / Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Live Thread

Eastern Conference Finals - Game 1
Scored by Scott on 05/20/08 at 11:08AM | Closed on 05/20/08 at 08:30PM
FanIQ Pts? Yes | NBA, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics | Prediction Poll
Team Breakout:
Correct Answer12 Experts145 Fans 
0%29%a. Detroit Pistons
Correct100%71%b. Boston Celtics

  
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#1 | 2290 days ago

The resemblance is uncanny.

My prediction for the top 3 picks are:

1. Seattle/Oklahoma City
2. New York
3. Miami
Boston Celtics  
#2 | 2290 days ago

ET is upset he got paired with someone so ugly.
Detroit Pistons  
#3 | 2290 days ago

Let's go Portland! .6% is actually a lot. It's .5% more than .1% which is not a lot. That's my daily math lesson.
#4 | 2290 days ago
RenegadeLG (+)

Hooray for ghetto YouTubes.

1. Heat
2. Knicks
3. Clippers
Boston Celtics  
#5 | 2290 days ago

The Los Angeles Clippers - Where draft picks are squandered.

Detroit Pistons  
#6 | 2290 days ago

I love how when the discuss the Melo trade to New Jersey that one of the part going to Denver is "Keith Van Horn's Contract". I fully expect Bill Simmons to start using Keith Van Horn's Contract instead of Theo Ratliff's Expiring Contract.
Boston Celtics  
#7 | 2290 days ago

Bulls, Heat, or T-Wolves.

Now, I think it goes:

1. Bulls
2. Heat
3. T-Wolves
Boston Celtics  
#8 | 2290 days ago

(Edited by Jubanator14)
With the first selection of the 2008 NBA Draft, The Chicago Bulls select: Michael Beasly, Forward from Kansas St.
Boston Celtics  
#9 | 2290 days ago

Jubanator14 wrote:
Bulls, Heat, or T-Wolves.

Now, I think it goes:

1. Bulls
2. Heat
3. T-Wolves
Did you have that in time? Congrats Bulls. So does that mean Beasley is going one?
#10 | 2290 days ago

Janse wrote:
Did you have that in time? Congrats Bulls. So does that mean Beasley is going one?
I put that in once I found out who the top 3 were.
Boston Celtics  
#11 | 2290 days ago

(Edited by Jubanator14)


Was I not the only one who was glad that we didn't have to see Jerry Krause celebrate getting the first pick with his neck fat flopping everywhere like when the Bulls got the first pick in 1999?
Boston Celtics  
#12 | 2290 days ago

Jubanator14 wrote:


Was I not the only one who was glad that we didn't have to see Jerry Krause celebrate getting the first pick with his neck fat flopping everywhere like when the Bulls got the first pick in 1999?
Indeed, you were not the only one. Hard to believe the Bulls lucked into this, although I'm still not going to rejoice until draft day when hopefully John Paxson selects either Rose or Beasley.
Detroit Pistons  
#13 | 2290 days ago

Kevin McHale picking 3rd, one spot after the two potential franchise players. What could possibly go wrong?
Boston Celtics  
#14 | 2290 days ago

Eric_ wrote:
Kevin McHale picking 3rd, one spot after the two potential franchise players. What could possibly go wrong?
I can hear it now...

"With the 3rd pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select: Brook Lopez, Center from Stanford."
Boston Celtics  
#15 | 2290 days ago

Jubanator14 wrote:
I can hear it now...

"With the 3rd pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select: Brook Lopez, Center from Stanford."
Is that really a bad thing? I'm not that draft savvy, but I do feel fear he might draft DeAndre Jordan or something.
Boston Celtics  
#16 | 2290 days ago

Eric_ wrote:
Is that really a bad thing? I'm not that draft savvy, but I do feel fear he might draft DeAndre Jordan or something.
I think going with either of those two would be pretty bad. Jordan is a major project and I think Lopez will end up being a little bit better than Olowokandi.
Boston Celtics  
#17 | 2290 days ago
RenegadeLG (+)

The Bulls are crowded up front.  I don't buy Beasley as a 3 only.  Unless they're planning on trading Deng they should raft Rose.
Boston Celtics  
#18 | 2290 days ago

Jubanator14 wrote:
I can hear it now...

"With the 3rd pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select: Brook Lopez, Center from Stanford."
I don't think Brooke Lopez would be that bad, especially paired up with Al Jefferson.  Granted, I wouldn't want him at #3, but still not a horrible pick.
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