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Sweet Sixteen?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 24, 2015

Is tonight the night? Or does the pathetic Kobe channel his last reachable vestige of greatness and deny Golden State their place in history?

Non-Warrior fans are probably like, “what’s the big deal about breaking this record?” And the answer is, it’s a very big deal. The Dubs were the worst franchise in sports for decades. They made the Giants five decade Championship drought look like a winning streak.

So playing winning basketball and chasing perfection is a prime interest to basketball fans around these parts.

And to break the record against the team from LA that was everything the Warriors couldn’t be for 30 years?

Oh man, I am going to enjoy tonight’s game……

As if you needed a reason to put you over the tip top of excitement: Draymond Green Bobblehead Night…..

’nuff said.

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  1. willedav said, on November 24, 2015 at 7:18 am

    From Jerry West’s playing days I was always on Laker side as opposed to Celts, on through Magic/Bird era.
    I doubt they give GS much of a game but it will be interesting to see some of their younger players.
    Of course if all you have for vet leadership is kobe and artest, idk how these guys are going to learn how to win.

    As Zum mentioned earlier, getting closer to Lakers 33 win streak would be really impressive and imo a bigger milestone than how you start the season. Barnett mentioned that when Boston started with 15 they did not win it all tho they went on long streak of championships right after until Wilt and Sixers finally got them.

    • Flavor said, on November 24, 2015 at 7:40 am

      I love how Kobe blathers on about teaching the young kids and reducing his role and yet he’s still jacking up by far the most shots on the team every night he plays. And what’s he doing from downtown lately? One for his last 14. Then after the game he blames the losses on his teammates being late to switch defensively. While that may have something to do with it, his 33 percent FG% and mindblowingly awful 20% 3 point percentage is a big factor that he seems to ignore.
      And then you have his dumbass coach saying he’s earned the right to shoot whenever he wants.
      The Lakers are a joke and I hope they lose every game they play. Starting with tonight.

  2. xoot said, on November 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Couple of people at work are going to the game tonight, and all they’re talking about is the price of tickets. One guy bought his tickets long ago because his girlfriend is a Laker fan. Date night. Reasonable price back when he set it up. By contrast, yesterday a woman considered buying SRO tickets for her and her basketball playing son and got sticker shocked at $200+ plus per ducat.

  3. chipower9 said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I think it will be a very tall order for the lakers to win this one. I hope the Warriors kick the living dog shit outta them! I do not have any Warriors bobbleheads, but may have to score a Draymond Green one.

    To xoot’s comments, I heard this morning that the lowest priced ticket available for tonight’s game is 250 bones.

    My friend Mike shared this shory on MadBum with me. Great read, and the impersonation video is funny as hell.

    http://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2015/11/23/9196537/mccovey-chronicles-reviews-madison-bumgarner

    • xoot said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:27 am

      I just rode upstairs in the elevator with a woman carrying a Warriors umbrella and wearing a Warriors winter jacket. Going to the game tonight? Big smile and a yes. She bought their tickets weeks ago. Out of curiosity she checked the SRO price this morning. $334, she said. Have fun.

      • chipower9 said, on November 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

        Yep…just checked. Cheapest SRO ticket via StubHub…$335.95. Damn.

  4. unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Yeah, the 73-loss Lakers this year would be epic. The reverse to the Warriors 73- win season. Staggered through many a shitty game and season while Chris Cohan paid lip service to drafts, free agents, and screwed the pooch continually. Even in the bad days following their championship in 75, they at least were entertaining with World B Free, Bernard King draining rainbow 3s from the corner, and even Run TMC. Sleepy Floyd’s magic 29 point 4th quarter vs the Lakers. . .

    Meiuli never let things get ridiculously crappy like his successor. Through it all, the fans stuck around. Hoping against hope. Sure, my attendance went way down during the 20 year tailspin, but we still went to games. Mainly to see other guys. Which is why this new arena is bittersweet. For the fans who stuck around through this, it is awesome that they get this one. And hopefully another one this year.

  5. unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Man, the boy is back from college. might have to hit Stubhub.

  6. unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Shit. $285 is the cheapest.

    • willedav said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

      Yeah, far cry from days you could buy cheap walk up seats and roam the arena.
      One night (early 80s maybe) me and buddy sat couple seats away from Calvin Natt and Dan Issel of Nuggets, right at floor level for a few minutes.

      I realize Lacob can go wherever he wants, but GS already has great crowd and they make the place come alive.
      Nothing will get any cheaper over in SF for those in Oaktown and elsewhere who have been there all along and choose to follow them.

      • unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

        Yeah, we got near the court for some Manute Bol games, once with the Bullets, and a few with the Dubs. The guy was just so fun to watch.

  7. Macdog said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Back here in the east, we have the excitement of the Philadelphia 76ers — now 0-15 after last night’s loss to the T-Wolves — chasing the worst start in NBA history record of 0-18 set by the New Jersey Nets in 2009-10. Next up for Philly: at Boston on Wednesday.

    • djloo27 said, on November 24, 2015 at 10:09 am

      I miss Hal Greer…

      • unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 11:05 am

        I miss Al Gallagher

      • willedav said, on November 24, 2015 at 11:37 am

        oh man one of my heroes…used to jump shoot the FTs too.
        Saw the Wilt team at Oakland once year after they won it, also saw the 9 W team in his last year.

        I miss Andrew Toney too, what a cool player.

      • Macdog said, on November 24, 2015 at 1:46 pm

        The Sixers probably miss him more.

  8. Flavor said, on November 24, 2015 at 10:28 am

    17 point fav’s tonight. If they lose this game…..it would be epic, lol

  9. xoot said, on November 24, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Luke Walton had a Mercedes stolen the other day from in front of his house in the Oakland hills. Hope he’s pissed off, in the mood to run the score up. Lot of Mercedes parked outside the dubs practice facility this morning. Seems to be the de facto commuter runabout for athletes. I once saw Javier Lopez stuck in slow traffic along the Embarcadero after a Giants game (a kid, maybe his son, in the front seat) in one of those million dollar super cars. I couldn’t tell which one. Don’t think it was a McLaren, but something like that. Why would you drive that to work?

    • unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Cuz you can . . . Saw Benito Santiago driving a Bentley Continental back in the day. Ans the Say Hey Mercedes used to be seen a lot.

      Also saw Will Clark and his dad after a G’s game. He was in a 300ZX…

      I’m sure Bummie drives a truck.

      • xoot said, on November 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

        Mercedes, Nissan — good commuter cars.

      • zumiee said, on November 24, 2015 at 11:50 am

        I drove a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser to work today. It has about 170,000 miles on it. Listened to some awesome music. Aimee Mann.

      • xoot said, on November 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

        Selwyn Birchwood for me today. Never heard of him until last night; may catch him at Biscuits and Blues next weekend. Great stuff.

      • zumiee said, on November 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

        Cool. I hadn’t heard of him.

      • blade3colorado said, on November 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm

        A Ford truck to be exact.

  10. zumiee said, on November 24, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Here’s Aimee’s nice cover version of the Three Dog Night song. Her version was featured in the movie “Magnolia.”

    • chipower9 said, on November 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Cool rendition.

  11. Bozo said, on November 24, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Snarkk, be sure and take bail money if you go. 🙂

    http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/fan_forum/sportsmed.jsp?affiliateId=J71A3611-W0O

    • unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Bail money? Be sure to update your life insurance . . .

  12. Flavor said, on November 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Kyle Blanks passed his physical. Who saw that coming?

    • unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Soooo, does that mean Belt is on his way to Houston? Or can Blanks still play LF?

      • twinfan1 said, on November 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

        Still?

      • unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm

        Well, he gets hurt so much, one would think, discretion being the better part of valor, they wouldn’t risk him out there in the wilds of left field.

    • alleykat69 said, on November 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Yeah but they gave him a cat-scan and it came out Blank..

  13. gianthead said, on November 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    We are in out golden age…F LA….

    • zumiee said, on November 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Well, that’s one of the cool things about Molly Knight’s book, maybe the coolest thing about it: it tells the story of the Dodgers of the last few years, but it’s the Giants who keep winning the World Series every other year in the book, much to the chagrin of the Dodger organization. 🙂

  14. zumiee said, on November 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    There was a really in-depth discussion about Cespedes on the MLB Now show on the MLB Network yesterday. At the end of the discussion, the panel pretty much decided that Cespedes was a very valuable player, but only at a certain price, like maybe 5 years/100 million. But they think somebody’s going to give him something like 7 years/150 million. Forget that, IMO.

    • zumiee said, on November 24, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      They think somebody may give Heyward something like 8-10 years/160-200 million. Forget that, also, IMO.

  15. twinfan1 said, on November 24, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Maxwell-Blanks…who’s next? Wily “No Mo” Pena ?

  16. Paul Sorensen said, on November 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Nice shout-out to Hal Greer, Loo. That was my team when I was growing up in Joisey in the late ’60s, my Dad used to take me down the ‘Pike to Philly now and then for games. Greer, Billy Cunningham, Chet Walker, Wally Jones, Luke Jackson (who the great lesbo girl band Luscious Jackson named themselves after). Jones had that weird step back and wing it from behind his head on free throws. Greer was just a class act all around. A bit sad to see the Sixers so bad these days…. Good luck to the W’s tonight….

    • djloo27 said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      You hadda love Zinkoff on the P.A….

  17. Flavor said, on November 24, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Anyone think the Warriors don’t cover tonight? Anyone think they’re gonna lose? I’m going with the chalk, 130-98. Dubs. Sweet 16 time and fuck LA…..

    • twinfan1 said, on November 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Wake me when they’re 80-0..

      • Flavor said, on November 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

        If Steph stays healthy….
        Hey Twinner, how’s the new pad?

      • twinfan1 said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:08 pm

        Love the house- 1900 Stone cottage- still just a house, working on making it a home.

  18. Flavor said, on November 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I can’t wait for Kobe to go 5-16 from the field and then blame all his teammates on slow defensive rotations…

  19. willedav said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Off to a nice start 30-12.

    • alleykat69 said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Don’t give them that much credit Willied
      30-11 on pace for a 120-44 stomping😀

  20. xoot said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    After the first quarter we’re looking at 120 to 44 as a final Dubs score v. the Lackers. How much fun would that be?

    Being a KY fan I watched all of the Boston U v. KY game tonight. Until KY broke it loose, the BU zone D seemed to pose problems for KY when they weren’t breaking. I don’t really understand the zone. Five guys stand there, daring the other team to drive the lane. Is that it? Why’s it work? In any event, KY used the lob and dunk behind the zone a couple of times, to great benefit.

  21. unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    K000be, 1-6.

  22. alleykat69 said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Always liked the old school jerseys!
    “The City”
    Cable Car with the numbers inside,the bomb!!
    Only difference back in the day Thurmond, Barry,Mullins, Jumpin Joe Ellis,Clyde Lee etc, etc were in the real short shorts lol, better look today for sure..

  23. unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Pretty cool.

    • xoot said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Prez Obama said that without the trail blazing of Willie Mays he (the Prez) never could’ve been elected Prez. Or something to that effect. The greatest baseball player ever. Does anyone ever contest that fact?

      • alleykat69 said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm

        I would never ever contest that fact Xoot..
        Willie Mays was and always will be the “Best that ever played the game”!

      • djloo27 said, on November 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

        Somewhere, I think Henry Aaron is seething…
        (from the Obama comment, that is)

      • unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm

        Come on. He knows he ain’t as good as Willie.

      • twinfan1 said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:04 pm

        Hank and Willie are both pretty prickly men. I’m sure that Loo is right about Aaron.

    • snarkk said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      I think Mays was/is the best baseball player of all time.
      He’s just not my favorite Giant…

  24. unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Looks like you were a little optimistic, Flav. K000be is 1-13.

  25. unca_chuck said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Jesus. Curry misses a 3 and Green gets the rebound with no Lakers within 10 feet of the basket.

    Unreal.

  26. twinfan1 said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I see that Lacob is suiting up,

  27. xoot said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Julius Randle is an excellent player. He was at KY. His wingspan’s not huge, but his overall game is. Otherwise, wtf? Why is Kobe still on the court?

    The Warriors have crushed the lackers tonight, in a game the lackers just as a matter of pride should’ve been motivated to win. Next.

  28. zumiee said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Warriors are delivering an epic butt-kicking.

  29. snarkk said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Nice to see the Lakers getting the expected beat down.
    Let the destruction continue tonight, and every Dubs-Laker game this season…

  30. Macdog said, on November 24, 2015 at 9:58 pm

  31. snarkk said, on November 24, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I doubt the 33-straight Lakers could do that big streak today. But, they’d more than hold their own against today’s teams. That team played great team ball, and had some shooters at guard with West and Goodrich, like the current dubs. The Lakers that season had an average point differential of 12.3 per game. 31-7 on the road. Wilt averaged 15 points and 19+ boards per game. Ended up 69-13, and won the first Lakers title since moving from Minneapolis…

  32. snarkk said, on November 24, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Kobe tonight: 1 for 14, with 4 total points. Ties his worst shooting performance — ever…

  33. snarkk said, on November 24, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Watching the highlights. That Curry spin move for a flying layup at the end of Q3 was just pure talent honed by lots of work. Smooth as silk, beautiful basketball ballet. Nice article on Curry…
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/25/sports/basketball/artistry-of-stephen-curry-with-golden-state-warriors.html?action=click&contentCollection=U.S.&module=MostPopularFB&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

  34. chipower9 said, on November 25, 2015 at 6:48 am

    . test…


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