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i try to cool out on Booker, but he keeps pulling me back in...

totally immature to get involved and reward a Suns' fan with tickets and a jersey for getting into a dumb-a** brawl with a Denver fan

I DON'T GIVE A CRAP WHO THREW THE FIRST PUNCH
only idiots on both sides could have started it
and that last punch after it should have been over could have broken a nose or ruptured an eye

and while i'm at it...
if you're irreplaceable, don't stick your damn face in the face of Jokic because it could have easily escalated to an injury or suspension

(and spare me the macho "i'm glad he's sticking up for his team" crap which gets us nowhere but on the sidelines of the playoffs again)

if Booker could just keep asking himself, "what would (36 year old) CP3 do?"
we might just get this thing done after 52 years!!!
 
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i try to cool out on Booker, but he keeps pulling me back in...

totally immature to get involved and reward a Suns' fan with tickets and a jersey for getting into a dump-a** brawl with a Denver fan

I DON'T GIVE A CRAP WHO THREW THE FIRST PUNCH
only idiots on both sides could have started it
and that last punch after it should have been over could have broken a nose or ruptured an eye

and while i'm at it...
if you're irreplaceable, don't stick your damn face in the face of Jokic because it could have easily escalated to an injury or suspension

(and spare me the macho "i'm glad he's sticking up for his team" crap which gets us nowhere but on the sidelines of the playoffs again)

if Booker could just keep asking himself, "what would (36 year old) CP3 do?"
we might just get this thing done after 52 years!!!

Good to see you've returned to form, 2Sun.
 

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i certainly believe/hope 36 YEAR OLD Paul is not stupid enough to needlessly mix it up with Jokic in an elimination game or reward an idiot for causing a ruckus in Denver's building, in front of their fan's kids and families dealing with an embarrassing sweep. have some class man.

the teams shake hands. fans should too, instead of punching each other in the face

grow up
 

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i certainly believe/hope 36 YEAR OLD Paul is not stupid enough to needlessly mix it up with Jokic in an elimination game or reward an idiot for causing a ruckus in Denver's building, in front of their fan's kids and families dealing with an embarrassing sweep. have some class man.

the teams shake hands. fans should too, instead of punching each other in the face

grow up

So you want 24 year old Devin Booker to act more responsible than Paul did at his age? So he should learn from all Paul's mistakes. That's reasonable.

As far as the fan, he was assaulted and defended himself against 2 attackers, who had the high ground, and were talking smack towards the end of a blowout game 3 loss. Should he have acted better? Sure, but that's easy to say in hindsight from my couch. Again, he was sucker punched. That altercation has been covered elsewhere already but you don't want to discuss things with board members here, you want to use this forum like a blog and whine when people don't agree with you.
 

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my post in the Booker thread was about Booker's behavior.
you made it about the altercation details, and, as usual, about me

yes, i've learned to just put in my 2 cents and not interact because, although there are plenty of bright people here, the poops (1poop, 2poop, 3poop) stink up the place and their pants anytime someone posts an opinion that makes them nervous
 

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my post in the Booker thread was about Booker's behavior.
you made it about the altercation details, and, as usual, about me

yes, i've learned to just put in my 2 cents and not interact because, although there are plenty of bright people here, the poops (1poop, 2poop, 3poop) stink up the place and their pants anytime someone posts an opinion that makes them nervous

You brought up the altercation and Booker rewarding that fan for what you deem as unacceptable behavior. Or did you go back and edit your post to remove that, like usual? You bashed the fan and Booker, of course that opens it for discussion.

Why am I not surprised that youre now trying to copy my nickname for you? I must be doing cartwheels around your head if you think of me and an old username I had whenever you want to try and counter a point.
 

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1. no, it brought Booker's maturity up for discussion (and your response, as usual, brought yours into question)

2. oh, but your old username so captured your true essence

3. duh, i was mocking your childish nicknaming

believe me, i do you (and this forum) a favor when i don't react to your trolling
you make yourself look bad

good day, sir
 

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Actually I'm proud of Booker for sticking up for Payne. It takes courage to defend someone else against a much bigger man. You bet your ass the team respected it. And you can bet your ass the team would've lost respect had Booker done nothing. As a team leader, he had to do that. And he navigated it perfectly in my opinion. Stood up for his teammate without getting ejected and/or suspended.

P.S. If anything, the confrontation mightve been the kicker for the refs deciding to give Jokic a flagrant 2 rather than a flagrant 1. Bravo Book.
 
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Actually I'm proud of Booker for sticking up for Payne. It takes courage to defend someone else against a much bigger man. You bet your *** the team respected it. And you can bet your *** the team would've lost respect had Booker done nothing. As a team leader, he had to do that. And he navigated it perfectly in my opinion. Stood up for his teammate without getting ejected and/or suspended.
Exactly, but be prepared to be flamed by those with their own agenda.
 

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1. yes, "prepare to be flamed by those with their own agenda"
-- to win a championship after 52 years
-- to advance in the playoffs after not even making them for 11 years
that's the thing to be "proud" of

2. winning is what the team will "respect" Booker for

3. the refs were "standing up" for Payne (who was NOT being confronted by a "bigger man" or any man at the time)

4. to win, we didn't need a "kicker" to get their player ejected. we were up 8 points and 3 games with one of their stars out already. the kicker could have easily been Booker -- suspended if things got physical (then, we lose that game and the next and Denver is playing to tie the series game 6. Use your head man!

all players lose their heads at times. but in this scenario in the playoffs JORDAN, KOBE, MAGIC, BIRD, NASH, LEBRON, PAUL would have been the hero on offense or defense instead of with needlessly macho and risky symbolism (and none would have publicly sent tickets to a brawler in the stands!)

if you want to go with the, "he's young" excuse again fine. but just admit his immaturity is a problem and move on

schoolyard mentality -- on the court and on this board
we're in the Conference Finals now
let's all act like we belong
 
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