Current Events > People that don't watch the NBA, why not?

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DepreceV2
01/13/21 8:52:55 PM
#51:


Butterfiles posted...
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/30706097/sources-houston-rockets-trade-james-harden-brooklyn-nets

Fair enough

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I4NRulez
01/13/21 8:53:59 PM
#52:


Gamerguymass posted...
The NBA is a joke now compared to any other era. Half the league used to be household names. Now its a veritable who's who of who the fuck is that?

at no point has half the league ever been household names more so than it is now.

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PrettyBoyFloyd
01/13/21 8:56:57 PM
#53:


LivingLegend posted...
This isnt true.

My only issue with the NFL is that they are racist and dont want black people to play QB which is why they blackballed Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick sucks.

Newton is lucky to still have a job.

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SevenTenths
01/13/21 8:57:15 PM
#54:


Mizznox posted...
Give me the '04 Pistons talented defense over the "Bad Boys" whose "toughness" meant throwing elbows and clotheslines.
And now you get neither and players crying about playing 2 days in a row

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Heavy_D_Forever
01/13/21 8:57:53 PM
#55:


I4NRulez posted...
at no point has half the league ever been household names more so than it is now.
Lebron, Harden, Curry, Thompson, ummm Giannis, Westbrook and Durant. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

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GoriIIa
01/13/21 8:57:55 PM
#56:


Love basketball but agree that things only really get exciting at 4th quarter and late stages of the playoffs.

Same can kinda be said about most other sports too though.

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GeneralKenobi85
01/13/21 8:58:16 PM
#57:


MLB is the only one I'm truly passionate about. It's mostly because I think baseball is simply the best sport. But it also helps I think that I actually have a team to root for. I don't like either of the local teams in both the NFL and NBA.

At least for the NFL and NBA I do follow what's generally going on with them, even if I don't often watch. I don't know a damn thing about the NHL though.

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gatorsPENSbucs
01/13/21 9:00:19 PM
#58:


I took several years off when it was the 3 shooters vs Lebron, that junk wasnt exciting at all and you knew exactly who was going to the finals as soon as the season started.

Its definitely getting better, nets are still a joke and wont win squat, so hopefully it continues getting back to basketball and the excitement will come back.

I4NRulez posted...
at no point has half the league ever been household names more so than it is now.
Uhh.... I dont think thats correct

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Mizznox
01/13/21 9:01:49 PM
#59:


SevenTenths posted...

And now you get neither and players crying about playing 2 days in a row

True.

I do think people underrate how much harder it is to stop an offense when all 5 guys can hit shots from the outside and put the ball on the floor, though. There are some rule changes I'd like to see to help the defense, but part of the difference between now and years past is that it's become harder to help when fewer and fewer guys can be safely sagged off of and the big rim protectors are forced to defend away from the basket more often.
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I4NRulez
01/13/21 9:05:59 PM
#60:


gatorsPENSbucs posted...
Uhh.... I dont think thats correct

you dont think the NBA is more popular now than it's ever been?

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Kami_no_Kami
01/13/21 9:10:39 PM
#61:


Its not exciting to me. Theres a lot of tension in the last few minutes, but before that, its boring.

Its not like most other sports where every score affects the game in a major way so most point gains are exciting and accompanied by celebrations. In basketball its half expected that the team holding the ball will get it in, so if they do its like who cares? and if they dont its disappointing.

So, yeah. 2 hours 20 minutes of meh and disappointment followed by 10 minutes of real tension and if one team misses a lot you might not even get that 10 minutes. Doesnt sound like fun to me, but to each their own.
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Hop103
01/13/21 10:14:35 PM
#62:


They sold their soul to the CCP.
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DarthAragorn
01/13/21 10:16:59 PM
#63:


No local team so I don't give any shits, though I will watch college basketball religiously

Same reason for hockey
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Junior_AIN
01/13/21 10:22:40 PM
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cavalierking
01/13/21 10:48:32 PM
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i'm japanese, and can only really ever invest myself in sports with at least some japanese representation (so it's pretty much just baseball for me; soccer/football i only watch during the olympics or world cup)

is hachimura the only japanese (or even just asian) player getting regular playtime these days?

and he's not even that good, either, right?

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Hippocrates
01/13/21 10:49:48 PM
#66:


I have no reason to do so. It doesn't entertain me
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MajesticFerret
01/13/21 10:54:15 PM
#67:


cavalierking posted...
i'm japanese, and can only really ever invest myself in sports with at least some japanese representation (so it's pretty much just baseball for me; soccer/football i only watch during the olympics or world cup)

is hachimura the only japanese (or even just asian) player getting regular playtime these days?

and he's not even that good, either, right?

I have no idea why people looking like you would be remotely relevant to how good a sport is other than racism tbh.

Also, Japan loves basketball. They just aren't very good at it on a world stage.

As for Basketball, I'd say it's one of the higher tier team sports, but team sports in general bore me. Too long and drawn out. The Olympics, UFC, Tennis, Boxing, etc. are far more entertaining imo. Olympic volleyball is pretty damn entertaining for a team sports.

Soccer/futbol is boring as watching mold grow and I don't care how many European fans rage over this.

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Isiah Zombie
01/13/21 10:55:40 PM
#68:


BloodMoon7 posted...
Playing with balls is nice but I'm more of a tiddy connoisseur.

You watch WNBA?
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Mizznox
01/13/21 10:57:53 PM
#69:


cavalierking posted...
is hachimura the only japanese (or even just asian) player getting regular playtime these days?

and he's not even that good, either, right?

I do think he's the only Asian player in the league at the moment.
It's only his second season, he was All-Rookie last year and I've seen quite a few people thinking he has star potential.
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JohnDillermand
01/13/21 10:58:10 PM
#70:


cavalierking posted...
i'm japanese, and can only really ever invest myself in sports with at least some japanese representation


I'm Korean, and I feel the same way about Asian representation in general in both media, movies, TV shows, and sports.
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cavalierking
01/13/21 11:09:14 PM
#71:


MajesticFerret posted...
I have no idea why people looking like you would be remotely relevant to how good a sport is other than racism tbh.

man, for real - shut the fuck up

i can tell you're probably of a race that has healthy representation in most, if not all major sports and have - obviously, as a result - never experienced what it's like to not have the privilege of seeing people who look like you regularly represented on the national/global stage

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LivingLegend
01/13/21 11:10:13 PM
#72:


I just dont like basketball because its not as exciting as football

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Deja Blue 03
01/13/21 11:15:59 PM
#73:


MedeaLysistrata posted...
It's boring


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Big_Nabendu
01/13/21 11:49:26 PM
#74:


Cause pelicans suck

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ccidz
01/13/21 11:51:19 PM
#75:


PMarth2002 posted...
It doesn't interest me.


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Solid Snake07
01/13/21 11:52:07 PM
#76:


I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess they don't care about basketball

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LinkFanatic
01/14/21 12:17:18 AM
#77:


Gamerguymass posted...
The NBA is a joke now compared to any other era. Half the league used to be household names. Now its a veritable who's who of who the fuck is that?

Couldn't this easily just be you not keeping up all this time? When you come back to something like that after so many years, then of course things are gonna look foreign to you.

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TendoDRM
01/14/21 1:16:44 AM
#78:


Football and hockey are way more exciting to me and I barely have time to watch those.

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kage_53
01/14/21 1:18:26 AM
#79:


Because I live in Seattle. Im sure you know how Seattleites feel about NBA..
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fuming
01/14/21 1:31:32 AM
#80:


cavalierking posted...
i'm japanese, and can only really ever invest myself in sports with at least some japanese representation (so it's pretty much just baseball for me; soccer/football i only watch during the olympics or world cup)

is hachimura the only japanese (or even just asian) player getting regular playtime these days?

and he's not even that good, either, right?

there is Yuta Watanabe, but Rui Hachimura is better than he is.
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ECW_Originals12
01/14/21 1:45:40 AM
#81:


Don't find it all that entertaining. The only sports I like to watch are hockey and mma.
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TerraSeeker
01/14/21 2:04:53 AM
#82:


It's boring. The same for watching other sports.
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emagdnE
01/14/21 2:28:49 AM
#83:


Because sports are boring.
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Shablagoo
01/14/21 3:04:12 AM
#84:


cavalierking posted...
is hachimura the only japanese (or even just asian) player getting regular playtime these days?

and he's not even that good, either, right?

Hes a 2nd-year player who has shown potential as a scorer. Already getting 4 FTA as a sophomore in under 30mpg is a good sign that he could someday be an elite one.

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