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whoever the camera guy is for the Rockets/Blazers game fucking sucks.

Leaving out the 3pt line an what not. Cant even see who shoots

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Raptors suck

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Raptors suck



Yup

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Post #33   11/6/13 11:27:23PM   

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Raptors suck



Yup



They still have an NBA team in Canada?

Post #34   11/7/13 12:24:42AM   

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Holy unbelievable fuck.

You guys wanna see some truly atrocious calls?

Watch a Miami Heat game.

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you wanna see some incredibly sloppy basketball? Watch the 3rd quarter last night between the Lakers and Rockets. Holy hell that was painful...and I watched the Raptors lose to the Bobcats the other night

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Yeah, I'm pretty disappointed in the Rockets losing to both the Clips and Lakers. They started the season looking pretty sharp. They've looked pretty sloppy ever since.

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Rockets are in good shape.

Dwight just needs to work on his free throws a little, all hr had to do was make 2 more and they would have won

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Rockets are in good shape.

Dwight just needs to work on his free throws a little, all hr had to do was make 2 more and they would have won



Yeah, but he's been working on his free throws for years now and he keeps getting worse

I think he'd be better off trying to bank them all in.

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do you think he actually practices free throws? I'm sorry but if you have been playing high level ball for 20+ years and 10 of them in the NBA, you should be able to make 65% of your free throws. I never understood this, do his coaches just say "meh, fuck it. It's not important" when games are won and lost by free throws?

sorry for the rant, that is a pet peeve I have of basketball. I can't think of another sport where an essential part of the game is blatantly overlooked (Jorge Gurgel aside).

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Yes i think he does.

And alot of it has to do with his fluidity and strength control.

He is a big guy, the ball doesn't feel the same to him as it does for you an me. Plus his physique imo keeps him from being fluid enough with his shot to be a high percentage free throw shooter. He's too bulky for that imo. Look at how horrible shaq was. Same reason.


Now look at the shots of Dirk, Yao, even Bosh. More fluid and smooth and guess what, high percentage free throw shooters

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then you PRACTICE being more fluid and having proper strength control. If I could spend even half an hour every day for the next 10 weeks with a high level coach, I'd be able to hit minimum 70%...imagine the practice hours logged in 10 years in the NBA, then include high school and rep ball. Right now I could hit more free throws than Howard and I haven't shot a basketball in almost 3 years nor played competitively (ie houseleague) in like 7-8 years.

Shaq too was a joke. He could have averaged well over 30 ppg if he took the proper time to learn it. And maybe, just maybe, this hack-a-shaq/howard thing might not be a smart gameplan any longer


edit: I found another sport where a fundamental piece is overlooked --> bunting in baseball. Don't get me started on that

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It's easy for people our size to say "he just needs to practice free throws more and he'll be fine."

You've gotta understand that guys like Dwight and Shaq have massive hands. For them, holding a basketball is like one of us holding a baseball or softball. The ball is tiny in their hands. I know there have been some other decent free throw shooters in the past with massive hands, but some people just have the touch and some just don't. I don't think there's any question that D12 has spent a lot of time working on his free throws. He just can't control the ball as it leaves his hand from that distance because it's like trying to shoot a baseball; it's just more difficult for people like D12/Shaq than it is for smaller players.

That aside, if the Rockets lose to the Clips again tonight they should be concerned.

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Raps will never be a contender until they get big bodies who are physical.
Jonas is just the start to what they need. Shows you the brains in the Raptors org, considering this has been going on for mannnnny years now.

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I thought they did pretty good getting Rudy Gay, and Lowry's a beast.

Obviously they still need work, but personally I like watching the Raptors play.

Edit: Yup, Rockets fail

Even the Orlando Magic beat the Clips ffs.

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