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Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:45 pm
by cladden
For all his faults David Stern has really set up a system that gives small-market teams almost as big a chance to compete as big-market ones. With the tight salary-cap rules it really is hard for a team to do well in the free-agent market by spending freely even if they're willing to pay luxury tax. Keep in mind that Boston isn't really that big a market either. I don't think Stern has a conspiracy to get a Lakers/Celtics rematch.

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:42 am
by TMC
cladden wrote:I don't think Stern has a conspiracy to get a Lakers/Celtics rematch.


Conspiracy?. No... but I'm sure he's secretly rooting for those finals. :wink:

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:43 am
by cladden
TMC wrote:
cladden wrote:I don't think Stern has a conspiracy to get a Lakers/Celtics rematch.


Conspiracy?. No... but I'm sure he's secretly rooting for those finals. :wink:


But you can hardly blame him. I am sure he's also rooting for another charismatic superstar (a la LeBron) to come out of nowhere, but that's all good in my book.

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 4:29 pm
by xbay
Apparently, Atlanta can't win in Boston. So even if the Hawks take game 6, it wouldn't matter since they get blown out every time they go up to the northeast.

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:34 am
by TMC
xbay wrote:Apparently, Atlanta can't win in Boston. So even if the Hawks take game 6, it wouldn't matter since they get blown out every time they go up to the northeast.


In any case, they've done a lot more than what was expected from them. These series have been extremely successful for the Hawks no matter how it ends.

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:26 pm
by kunu822
I find it kinda funny at the first few posts in this topic. "They'll shock the world by showing how bad of a team they are." :roll:

Wherever game 7 goes, Atlanta has done enough to shock the world. Sadly if they lose in game 7 everyone will forget about them. But for now, go Hawks!

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:55 pm
by sharksfan
firs post ever hawks are pimping

Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:56 am
by TMC
kunu822 wrote:I find it kinda funny at the first few posts in this topic. "They'll shock the world by showing how bad of a team they are." :roll:

Wherever game 7 goes, Atlanta has done enough to shock the world. Sadly if they lose in game 7 everyone will forget about them. But for now, go Hawks!


Well, I blame it more on Boston (and Doc Rivers) than Atlanta. It's just ridiculous that an 8th seed like the Hawks can force a 7th game against the top team in the east.

In any case, the Hawks deserve a lot of praise for the way they've played against Boston... at home, at least.

btw, welcome, sharksfan. :hello2:

Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 12:16 pm
by E-Man
i tip my hat to the hawks. theyve defended their homecourt well and have actually made this a good series to watch. too bad its gonna come to an end today.

Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 1:23 pm
by GSW United
the real scenario is Boston just want to make more money by selling tickets...imagine how much they make in 4 home games... :wink:
they spent a lot for KG,R.Allen,Pierce...now they need these money to cover for whatever they spent already...

Posted: Sun May 04, 2008 3:51 pm
by bigstrads
GSW United wrote:the real scenario is Boston just want to make more money by selling tickets...imagine how much they make in 4 home games... :wink:
they spent a lot for KG,R.Allen,Pierce...now they need these money to cover for whatever they spent already...


Man............what happend to you whilst you were away William? :mrgreen:

I mean, you used to be the eternal blind optimist...........and now your last few posts have been very pessimistic and "not happy with the powers that be" :wink:

Its strange to hear you talk like this, you ok bud? :wink:

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:01 am
by TMC
bigstrads wrote:
GSW United wrote:the real scenario is Boston just want to make more money by selling tickets...imagine how much they make in 4 home games... :wink:
they spent a lot for KG,R.Allen,Pierce...now they need these money to cover for whatever they spent already...


Man............what happend to you whilst you were away William? :mrgreen:

I mean, you used to be the eternal blind optimist...........and now your last few posts have been very pessimistic and "not happy with the powers that be" :wink:

Its strange to hear you talk like this, you ok bud? :wink:


He might be right, after all. Boston has disposed so easily of the Hawks in their home games that I cannot believe they lost the 3 played at Atlanta.

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:20 am
by cladden
No team has ever won the championship after playing a seventh game in the first round (granted there hasn't been seven games in the first round for that long)