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  1. vuduchile

    LeBron is a focking loser

    That's not accurate at all. You need to watch more. Or less.
  2. vuduchile

    LeBron is a focking loser

    Interesting look at the importance of the 3 point shot: Is the 3-point column really that predictive? If you're a coach and you want to see what won you the game, should your eyes dart to the 3-point column on the stat sheet first? Well, let's actually do the work. I have researched every NBA game played this season through Sunday’s games (all 342!) and looked at which stats aligned with the win column most often. In other words, which battle tended to win the war of a basketball game? With that in mind, the most important stat on the traditional box score is ... field-goal percentage! Basketball purists, rejoice! If you shoot better from the floor than your opponent, you’re probably going to win the game. In fact, teams this season are 246-69 (.781) when they win the FG% column. OK, maybe that's a little obvious. It’s a make-or-miss league, just as Jeff Van Gundy loves to say. Now, with all the 3s in today’s game, you look at the 3-pointers-made column, right? Actually, still no. Old-school coaches might want to sit down for this: The team that won the defensive rebound battle is the next-most likely to win, going 225-71 (.760) this season. Don't believe it? Look at the league's top defensive rebound teams: Milwaukee, Philly, Portland, L.A. Clippers, -- yeah, they're really good this season! That area of the game probably keeps Wizards coach Scott Brooks up at night. Washington is 4-1 when they win the defensive-boards column, but 6-13 when they don’t. All right, 3-pointers have to be the next most pivotal category in the box score, right? Nope. Plain ol' field goals made is still more important than the 3-ball. The team that reigned supreme in the field goals column went 225-72 (.758), regardless of where they took them. We can keep going. Turns out that assists (.699), rebounds (.690) and 2-point field goal percentage (.689) are still more tied to the win column than 3-pointers made. We’re seeing that maybe the 3-point shot isn’t the be-all and end-all. Finally, further down the list, boom, we have 3-pointers made at a .640 win percentage, just barely ahead of 2FG (.628).
  3. vuduchile

    Zion Williamson hype machine on overdrive

    And more athletic. Of course, you'd know that if you bothered to check in on my Zion thread instead of creating your own. Look at me!
  4. vuduchile

    2019 Week in Maui

    That should work out well
  5. vuduchile

    2019 Week in Maui

    Oh man, I'd love to be able to get away for that long again. But I can't do it until I can find someone I completely trust to run the biz while I'm away. There is a candidate I'm currently working with, so maybe soon.
  6. vuduchile

    2019 Week in Maui

    Neither are comparable to Hawaii IMO. When we flew to Maui from NY, we broke up the travel on the way back by staying in SF for a weekend. That was a better way to do it.
  7. vuduchile

    Odell Beckham Jr. traded to Cleveland

    Dressing room? What is this, a focking fashion show?
  8. vuduchile

    Anyone Have Their Sport Cards Graded?

    Nike used to sponsor him, as they do many other athletes. So these guys get pretty much whatever shoes and clothing they want for personal use from the marketing dept. But when they go into a Niketown store, each player has a pre set limit on how much they can get during that visit. Again, it’s only for personal use. Gifts for friends and family are handled through marketing and are more restrictive. Of course, the bigger deal an athlete is, the more he/she gets. MJ and Tiger could basically back up a truck to a store and load it up if they wanted to, but they never did. At that time, Rickey’s career was winding down so his limit was probably a grand or maybe 2. He came to the Chicago store and picked out a bunch of stuff that went way over his limit, most of which was for the chick he was hanging out with. So the manager called me to come talk to him. I explained the deal, of which he was well aware, but didn’t plan to comply with. I told him he could order whatever went over his limit through his agent and would have surely be accommodated. He didn’t like that idea and started to get pissy, putting on a show for the friends he’d brought with him. I tried to compromise by letting him have all the stuff the men’s stuff he selected (supposedly for personal use) and a gift for each of the people who were there with him today. This was all still over his limit. He cussed a little, sort of agreed then said just get me outta here. So the manager wrote it all up, he signed it then went downstairs bitching and complaining. A bit later, the security team called me in to watch some video footage It was footage of Rickey. On is way out, he stopped at the first floor and asked a clerk to get him some soccer sandals for his chick The clerk gave them to him and he put them under his arm and walked right out the door Bases weren’t the only thing Rickey was able to steal
  9. vuduchile

    Anyone Have Their Sport Cards Graded?

    I can also make the argument that he’s a theiving, selfish piece of sh!t. I’m sure I’ve told the story here before.
  10. vuduchile

    Zion

    Are they picking on the moon?
  11. vuduchile

    Zion Williamson’s shoe

    Great game tonight. NC’s transition offense is no joke. Zion with 31 got it done when it counted. The kid is pretty damned good.
  12. vuduchile

    K Hunt gets 8 games!!

    JuJu ascended last year, but did so with AB on the other side. Let’s see how he does as a true # 1. They also lost James and of course, Bell who was a non factor last year. Should still be a top tier defense, but I like the Browns chances with Mayfield He has IT
  13. vuduchile

    K Hunt gets 8 games!!

    Agreed. Barring injury, they should win that division.
  14. vuduchile

    Zion Williamson’s shoe

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be tuning in. Should be a good game.
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