The official 2024 NBA Playoffs thread - no tankers allowed

Who you got in 2024?

  • Boston - Billy King's gaffe has to payoff sometime

    Votes: 18 36.7%
  • Denver - it might be located at altitude, but jumping is overrated

    Votes: 12 24.5%
  • Milwaukee - I have faith in Doc Rivers

    Votes: 2 4.1%
  • New York - it turns out Thibs was the hero NY needed

    Votes: 3 6.1%
  • OKC - after stealing a franchise, stealing a title is nothing

    Votes: 4 8.2%
  • Minnesota - Winter is coming

    Votes: 4 8.2%
  • Phoenix - Luxury tax? What luxury tax?

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Clippers - The world needs a Harden vs Morey postscipt

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lakers - Never bet against the whistle

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 8.2%

  • Total voters
    49
  • Poll closed .

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All i did was discuss the player at hand, you are the one that posted a sweep gif taking a shot. If anyone melted it was not me LMFAO
You’ve gone full Luka legacy defence, it’s very cute.
 
You’ve gone full Luka legacy defence, it’s very cute.
Literally criticised him yesterday, i just also think being the best player on a finals team that most predicted to be a play in team while playing injured is impressive. Iunno maybe that is just me though

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Literally criticised him yesterday, i just also think being the best player on a finals team that most predicted to be a play in team while playing injured is impressive. Iunno maybe that is just me though

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Yeah you but you are making excuses for Luka for highly similar things that you are criticising Harden for.

I think Luka individually has been the best performed and he’s had great support from Kyrie and other role players throughout the playoffs.

They’ve unfortunately run into a team with multiple high-end players. Who also have a great depth of role players who are simply a better team which is eerily similar to the Harden/Rockets peak vs the Warriors.
 

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Yeah you but you are making excuses for Luka for highly similar things that you are criticising Harden for.

I think Luka individually has been the best performed and he’s had great support from Kyrie and other role players throughout the playoffs.

They’ve unfortunately run into a team with multiple high-end players. Who also have a great depth of role players who are simply a better team which is eerily similar to the Harden/Rockets peak vs the Warriors.
My criticism was Harden didn’t make the finals, which is something Luka has done. I didn’t really attack him.

I also often defend those few years against the Warriors, he had a chance when KD went down and didn’t take it.

Luka is also 25 years old, if this is as good as it gets and he doesn’t accomplish more in the next 7 years opinions on him will probably change.

He has exceeded all expectations so far almost every year of his career except maybe last year, so why would I be overly critical?
 
For all that Doncic's meltdown was embarrassing, and that his defensive efforts sometimes leave something to desire, the Mavs lost that game yesterday here:


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In the meantime if I ever have to read another post about which stars are ranked in which order and which group of 'haters' are being the most unfair, it'll be a billion years too soon.
 
My criticism was Harden didn’t make the finals, which is something Luka has done. I didn’t really attack him.

I also often defend those few years against the Warriors, he had a chance when KD went down and didn’t take it.

Luka is also 25 years old, if this is as good as it gets and he doesn’t accomplish more in the next 7 years opinions on him will probably change.

He has exceeded all expectations so far almost every year of his career except maybe last year, so why would I be overly critical?
Which is such a silly criticism for a sport which is split in conferences. The Mavs in the #5 seed had the same record as the #2 seed in the East.

In essence to beat the Warriors, they would have to beat the #1 team in the WCF.

The year KD went down Harden was averaging 35ppg in the WCF, he did a lot of what he could and unfortunately the Warriors still had enough in the bag to get the job done.

It just feels a lot like a lot of the same excuses for Luka are being downplayed in a similar situation albeit a 4-5 year older Harden.

It feels like Luka's time will come if the Mavs can continue to do a good job building the depth around Luka similar to what they have been able to accomplish this year.
 
Sounding like KP might get the green light to play?

If he cannot move laterally on D then he should not be put on court, Kyrie and Luka will exploit the shite out of him if that's the case. My guess is he is being listed so he can dress in the uniform if we happen to finish it tonight.
 

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