Clippers @ Suns Wednesday game thread 4-28-2021

Chris_Sanders

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So . . . trolling is cool. Got it.
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It's not. Might I interest you in a moderator job where you can decide what is trolling and what isn't?

It has excellent benefits.

It pays nothing and has no benefits

It frequently infringes on your time away from work with your family.

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Your opinion is always lensed from a position of authority. Why have an opinion at all?

You will read opinions that you agree with but don't jive with the board rules so you do what's right.
 

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Right. PG makes and incredible play and hits a circus shots and it’s OMG AYTON IS KILLING US!!!

no big time guys make big time plays when you need them and Booker ain’t been big time in a close 4th in a minute.
Philly, just a few games back?
It's funny - like folks around here don't watch the NBA and are fixated on some other variation of the sport. Probably the ultimate "team" team is the Jazz. Loaded with sharpshooting vets. Yet at the end of games, they have Mitchell "hero ball". And their fans lament it too (I am in the SLC market so I hear it quite a bit). Clippers go PG mode - wonder what he was doing in year 6 after 5 years of crap and trusting about no one else on his team? Lakers go Lebron, Nets get to choose, Bucks go Giannis, etc. Every team does isolation, even without one of the top 10 players.
This is still a very young team. Booker with Paul on the floor is more successful than Booker without Paul. And vice-versa. Everyone is still growing. I don't get nearly as frustrated with Booker (except pouty Book) as I do with Ayton because Ayton could just always do the simple things and seem to actually give a damn and the result would be 50% better - even in his good games. And yet he is growing too.
 

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It's not. Might I interest you in a moderator job where you can decide what is trolling and what isn't?

It has excellent benefits.

It pays nothing and has no benefits

It frequently infringes on your time away from work with your family.

Friends might PM you / call you when they are mad. They get really upset when you don't respond immediately.

Friends might PM / Text / call you to tell you about how they are about to get banned and "apologize". So you have to ban your friends.

Your opinion is always lensed from a position of authority. Why have an opinion at all?

You will read opinions that you agree with but don't jive with the board rules so you do what's right.
You choose to be a mod. If you don’t like it, don’t do it. I have neither the time nor desire to do it. I appreciate that do so.

but as I said, my comments were based on your comments, not on your being a mod. Cheese and I agree a lot, and obviously we are brothers, but we aren’t the same person.
 

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by defending people Sanders told to leave the thread and go jerk each other off? Okay.

No, by calling me out on the DB stuff. We have much different memories of that issue. Apparently your memory is that I got all up in arms about it at some point. So, in your usual fashion, you've continued to bring it up every so often as one of your childish "gotcha" games. I wish you'd have the decency to beat the Sunstalk dead horse instead -- at least I know what you're talking about there. The only post I've made about DB in at least the last ten years was a one-off joke about how it might mean Devin Booker.

I'm sure you'll keep doing it, because you think it's clever or demonstrates some other kind of superiority over me. But to get sanctimonious against Chris when you're indulging in the same petty needling that you're accusing him of is pretty rich.
 
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My statement of a circle jerk was admittedly faulty. I should have been more succinct and less pejorative.

I just want to circle back that I admitted I should have used a different statement / tone. I don't want to further disrupt what should be a celebratory time.
 

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I watch the games and then read the game threads after. It's usually a hoot.

Takeaways here.

1. Not having Kawhi in the game is a bummer. I usually don't care about this, but it just leaves that little bit of doubt in the minds of the Suns should they face the Clips in the playoffs. But it's out of their control. You have to play the teams you face. So this was taking care of business.
2. Frank has earned a spot ahead of Saric. He plays solid big man ball but has a nice three to go with it. Frank is not athletic but uses his size and is even playing decent D. We are better when he is in the rotation.
3. Cam Payne seems to be gaining confidence with each game. He is a potential starting pg somewhere soon. Probably not a starting pg on a championship caliber team but more than a back up. Hope we can keep him this summer.
4. People keep saying that Ayton doesn't know how to block out on rebounds. He does. I watch him do it all the time. Its just that when he doesn't do it, its so easy to see. He has good long stretches and then seems to forget for an entire game. Its weird.

I am still adjusting to the idea that we are going to the playoffs. Hasnt sunk in yet.
 
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