Will this years Playoff rejuvinate NBA?

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  1. Dlev59

    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

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    We have seen it all in this years post season. I haven`t heard about the TV ratings thus far, but I would guess the networks and the NBA are pleased.

    Phoenix came back from a 3-1 defecit to defeat the Kobe led Lakers, and this was in the 1st round! The Spurs are on the brink of doing the same in the 2nd round.

    The heavily favored Pistons down 3-2 has forced a 7th game, and the other LA team will face the Phoenix Suns in yet another 7th game.

    We haven`t made it to the Conference Finals yet folks. For hard core hoops fans it is a delight to see so many game 7`s. It is awesome to witness an Elton Brand dominating on this stage and getting the exposure and recognition he deserves.

    It is only fitting to see the defending Eastern and Western Conference champions staring eleimination in the face, only to force a 7th game.

    At this point the only thing that can make the NBA and its executives happier is more of an international flavor in the league. I am sure thats in the long term plans, but now let`s just enjoy and be entertained by the play of these extrordinary athletes under tremendous pressure.

    And oh yeah, GO PISTONS!!!!!!!!!
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    3 series in the 2nd round that force a game 7- holla to the conspiracy theories...
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    San Antonio Spurs

    Tony Parker = France
    Manu Ginobili = Argentina
    Rasho Nesterovic = Slovenia
    Fabricio Oberto = Argentina
    Beno Udrih = Slovenia
    Sean Marks = New Zealand
    Tim Duncan = Virgin Islands

    LA Clippers

    Yaroslav Korolev = Russia
    Boniface N'Dong = Senegal
    Vladimir Radmanovic = Serbia & Montenegro
    Zeljko Rebraca = Serbia & Montenegro

    Detroit Pistons

    Carlos Delfino = Argentina

    Cleveland Cavaliers

    Anderson Varajao = Brazil
    Martynas Andriuskevicius = Lithuania
    Zydrunas Ilgauskas = Lithuania
    Sasha Pavalovic = Russia

    Miami Heat

    Michael Doleac = Mongolia (j/k) USA

    Phoenix Suns

    Leandro Barbosa = Brazil
    Pat Burke = Ireland
    Nikoloz Tskitishvili = Georgia
    Boris Diaw = France
    Steve Nash = Canada
    Raja Bell = Virgin Islands

    Dallas Mavericks

    DJ Mbenga = Democratic Republic of Congo
    DeSagana Diop = Senegal
    Pavel Podkolzin = Russia
    Dirk Nowitski = Germany
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    Dlev59 Bench Warmer Moderator

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    They want MORE!!!!!!
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    I can't wait until the NBA has an American invasion and every team has the token American player. Should be a lot of fun. Not.

    Check out the Heat and Pistons. The Heat have zero non Americans, and the Pistons only have 1 after dropping Darko + Arroyo for spare change and pocket lint in Orlando.
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    Some could think Joe's a racist since he shipped out Rebraca, Okur, Arroyo, Darko and maybe some more. Fino should feel a little bit uncomfortable since he is the only Non- American left :P
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    Since Joe brought in or drafted all of those players, it's hard for anyone to build an argument that he is rascist.

    Reality is that Arroyo is barely a bonafide starter, Rebraca never realized his potential and is now on the downside, Okur was a money issue, I'm betting Joe keeps him if the Collective Bargaining Agreement at the time helped teams retain their second round picks, and Darko, well, it's all been written. From both sides.
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    I don't think it's good for the league to have dominant teams. Even if it was Jordan and his Chicago Bulls. The league wants more fans for more fan spending. Because Detroit is a city with issues, the league[s] like to ignore it. Detroit is not a small market. It used to be 5th largest. EBrand is from LA, like they need more hype. Be glad NY is out. But NJ will move there soon. Newark gets dissed.
    ...Good thing our boys dissed the "Witness" plan.
    ...How can you explain Jordan leaving the Bulls for one year?

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