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LongWindedHank

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"There is an essential cowardice in all authoritarians, which becomes more obvious as they tighten their grip. In the long view, it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that the more the NBA prospered, and the more tightly it bound itself to the corporate money that swarmed on that success like bugs on honey, the more nervous it got about how wealthy it had become. The more luxurious the palace, the deeper the moat. And David Stern’s primary job over the past two decades has been to dig the moat. He has been the vehicle of the deep insecurity that has come with the NBA’s headlong success."

- Charles B. Pierce, from his take on David Stern's legacy as NBA Commissioner, accessed on the Grantland website at http://grantland.com/features/a-commissioners-legacy/

"Everyone who loves pro basketball assumes it's a little fixed. We all think the annual draft lottery is probably rigged, we all accept that the league aggressively wants big market teams to advance deep into the playoffs, and we all concede that certain marquee players are going to get preferential treatment for no valid reason. The outcomes of games aren't predetermined or scripted but there are definitely dark forces who play with our reality. There are faceless puppet masters who pull strings and manipulate the purity of justice. It's not necessarily a full-on conspiracy, but it's certainly not fair. And that's why the NBA remains the only game that matters: Pro basketball is exactly like life."

- Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

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Recent Activity
Very few of us left now.
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 31 2014, 2:10a
And
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 31 2014, 2:09a - 1 reply
Whether Melo is or isn't a star, LeBron James and his seven years with the Cavs makes Agalia's point right?
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 31 2014, 1:12a
I've always resisted the notion of 'the death of satire.'
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 30 2014, 10:58p - 1 reply
I tried for sec, and failed, to come up with that joke.
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 30 2014, 9:05p
Sorry to have missed 'Fun With Homophones Day' on DS.
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 30 2014, 8:11p - 1 reply
There are rumors of a device
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 30 2014, 7:43p - 1 reply
Spot on. And hilarious.
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 30 2014, 7:03p
Of course we do!
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 30 2014, 3:05p
The Sixers want their multi-year tanking project to be protected by the league?!
Commented on Report: Sixers object to NBA's Lottery reform ideas on Jul 30 2014, 1:00p - 3 replies
I, like Chuk, screwed up close-minded.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 30 2014, 12:36p
No Subject
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:37p
Thus restoring our faith in both this wonderful electoral system and its backbone the voters.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:35p
Among my faves, too.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:30p - 1 reply
English again.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:27p
No Subject
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:25p - 1 reply
Dude, those add-ons are pretty pricey.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:22p - 1 reply
'Mr. Mancar, it seems your team doesn't have the requisite gold bar on its uniforms.'
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:21p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:18p
Prone. It's a government job!
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:16p
4th interview?! I thought you'd gotten past the 11th already!
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:16p - 2 replies
PBOLT: Public Bathrooms Or Lack Thereof
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:14p - 3 replies
Here I was thinking that hand was bizarrely swollen from dishing out his latest bludgeoning.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:02p
My favorite app by far is PBOLT.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 7:01p - 1 reply
Hey, have we heard about
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 6:57p - 2 replies
I thought I'd gotten a whiff of a whiff there!
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 6:50p - 1 reply
A quick bit of trivia
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 6:47p
With my blessing.
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 5:57p
We'll never forget this one!
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 5:54p
That's the spirit!
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 5:49p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 5:44p - 1 reply
Unfortunately, we probably have around 30 days to wait.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 5:40p - 1 reply
Word has it that, while he is a gentle soul, one does not cross the elder Mr. Nurkic.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 5:35p - 1 reply
No apologies necessary. (Unless you work in the Nuggets front office!)
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 5:33p - 1 reply
Please give us a bloated report upon your return!
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 5:03p - 1 reply
I guess I've said before: move what is seen as the bad contract or move the needle (or both!).
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 5:01p
I like Thad Young just fine.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 4:33p - 1 reply
We also 1) give away a pick to Minnesota, and 2) agree to tear Chandler's ACL so Budinger can get off the bench.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 4:21p - 1 reply
Later I'll be posting my fifteen-hour seminar on this topic on FatuousFlatulence.com
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 4:01p - 1 reply
Was just about to type those very words!
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 3:54p
We can have some fun with this guy.
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 3:52p
I've assumed it would happen from the moment I saw it floated,
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 3:16p - 1 reply
Yeah, bad-ass.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 2:21p
The fact that Kevin Johnson abruptly washed his hands of the process last week really shook me.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 2:19p - 1 reply
Great to see Andy take another opportunity to highlight the lack of parity in the NBA.
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 2:15p
She was simply talking up the team aspect of putting the NBPA back together,
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 2:09p - 2 replies
Didn't the NBA float uniform advertising pretty recently?
Commented on No championship tabs here ... on Jul 29 2014, 1:56p - 2 replies
twss
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 1:22p - 1 reply
What a thread of comments you provoked.
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 1:21p - 2 replies
Of course you're right about Stern not doing whatever it took to rid the league of Sterling long ago.
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 1:10p - 1 reply
Nothing has changed since last week.
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 12:54p - 1 reply
Today was my turn to be away and miss a nice post and a good thread.
Commented on Nuggets Pointed at Playoffs on Jul 29 2014, 1:53a - 1 reply
I'll Remember April
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 29 2014, 1:49a
Good for JaVale.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 28 2014, 2:10p
I'll never ever forget Shaq's absurd quote when he signed with the Lakers:
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 28 2014, 12:09p - 1 reply
Not sure whether to congratulate you or extend condolences.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 28 2014, 12:04p
Whoa, l4n with the DS institutional memory.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 28 2014, 12:00p - 1 reply
btw, I did know you're Bosnian.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 8:57p - 1 reply
Well, she is, after all, the authority on Brian Shaw.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 7:06p
I didn't realize you live in Bosnia.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 6:45p - 1 reply
Gotta agree that McGee is into the game these days.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 6:44p - 1 reply
I'm much more oriented in that direction myself.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 6:41p - 1 reply
Please change your screen name to NurkicWatch.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 6:29p - 1 reply
Let's not forget his 93 points in that same game.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 6:26p
Very nice: 'The brotherhood of the broken ACLs.'
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 6:24p
Thar ya go.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 6:21p - 1 reply
I'll repeat my bland offering: Realists expected last season to be transitional no matter what happened with Gallinari's return.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 5:32p
You don't mean...no...fans will have a spectrum of opinion and voice them on the blogs?!?!
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 5:26p - 1 reply
This is why I read Denver Stiffs. Thanks for helping me solve one of life's mysteries.
Commented on What if Cavaliers came calling for Nuggets big men? on Jul 27 2014, 5:24p
Did we somehow miss The Wrath of Kahn?!
Commented on Nuggets guard Erick Green reflects on his time in Italy on Jul 27 2014, 5:06p - 2 replies
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