NBA ditches leather basketball....

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by Pwn Toney, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. linwood

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    I thought the $100 microfiber was supposed to help everyone get a grip on the damn ball. It's not for marketing or cost cutting, but to improve the game, right?

    :rolleyes:

    Nice one with the Bowling ball comment, TaShawn!:pound:
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    Hahahaha I love Cuban!

    Is he slowing down in his old age? Maybe he's trying to move up the Forbes list.
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    I wonder why?

    Is it because when he squeezes the ball with his arms whirling and twirling he doesn`t get the same feel (as the old ball) when a passerby (in the paint) on the opposing team gets elbowed in the chops???:rolleyes:
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    From ESPN, Stern is thinking about pulling the plug on the New Ball experiment and sticking with Ball Classic.
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    Thanks Lurker. I was completely unaware that MLB baseballs and NFL footballs are no longer leather.

    If the new balls are 'sticky'..won't they also pick up any dust/debris from the floor?

    Call me old-fashioned, but I'm bummed that leather has gotten the boot...to me, it's an unnecessary change to sports as we've know them for decades. What's next? Velcro baseballs & gloves?
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    Maybe Stern heard that D-Wades shooting % might suffer with the change. Can't have that now...can we? :cold:
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    I used to play a lot of playground, pick-up ball. People wouldn't even want to practice with a rubber ball if there was a leather one handy.

    Stern's contention that everyone plays with a synthetic ball rings hollow. The NBA is **supposed** to be the leader. Why it should adopt the ball of other leagues is beyond me. There is something prestigious about the NBA ball, and it should continue to be so.

    Besides, who really wants to watch half a season of bricked jumpers and low scoring rebound fests?
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    Ok, most of you people are stupid. WWF changed to WWE because the World Wildlife Federation already had those letters so they had no choice.

    As for the pistons, last saturdays practice was very good. The only players that didnt looks that good were Mohammed and Amir. Yes it was just practice and yes Nazr did do good in his first preseason game as a piston but everybody needs to remember that this is preseason. The veterans are playing relaxed and the rookies and new people to the teams are playing hard. I do have faith in NM but I really think we need to wait till after ramadan to judge him when he's at full strength. All summer I watched almost everyone on this site get nervous about the team and even count them out completely. Well I got news for these supposed "fans" , the pistons are not going anywhere any time soon. Until then dont ever lose faith in our pistons. :MusicBigGrin:
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    That's why we like hangin' out together... it's a close nit "stupid" community.
    Duuh we likum dem Peestones.
    You might want to try a forum where there's real live smart people... we don't know nuttin here.:lol:
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    Duh...whats a Piston?
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    Could you please be more specific. By "most", I'm not sure if you mean 51 percent of us or 99 percent of us.

    Can you let us know how you arrived at your conclusion? Why are you hanging around us anyhow? Are you here to enlighten us?

    I'm sorry to bother you with this but your opinion means a great deal to me.

    Thanks.
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    first off I want to appologize for calling everybody stupid. Its just a couple of you, he he he. It just agravates me when people dont know what they are talking about when the news came out months ago, or even years.

    Again I am sorry for my comment.:rolleyes:
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    Hey don't sweat it, LilWeez. Some of us just engage in more sophisticated ways of saying "you're stupid" and are shocked to see the sentiment expressed in its raw form. I noticed you've only posted 10 times, hope we didn't scare you away with our sensitivity. :rolleyes:

    In the future just insert a smilie face and it'll be all good. Like this:

    Gee, you guys sure are stupid:) to overreact to LilWeez 10th only post.Way to be welcoming.:nod: Especially stupid :) considering he went to Pistons Open Practice and appears to be a serious fan.

    Keep On Keeping On LilWeez.:thumb:
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    Aurora, I do believe you are insinuating most of us are neanderthals.:mmph:

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    :laugh: No no no not at all. LOL. Just that some of us were a little heavyhanded with the Weez. If anything, I'd say that our collective forum brain trust is top heavy in the smarts department and a little light on common sense sometimes. But Neanderthals? Never!

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