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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
So sweet to see Chandler and daughter having a good time together.
Commented on Open thread: 2014 NBA Playoffs part 2 on Apr 20 2014, 5:48p
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Commented on A Season Bucking for Four Quarters on Apr 19 2014, 10:19p - 1 reply
I have an alarm set so I remember to do it every night.
Commented on A Season Bucking for Four Quarters on Apr 18 2014, 1:47p - 1 reply
Hilarious.
Commented on A Season Bucking for Four Quarters on Apr 18 2014, 1:45p - 1 reply
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Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 18 2014, 1:40p - 1 reply
What could Jason Collins have to prove at, or close, to the end of a long NBA career?
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 18 2014, 11:58a
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Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 11:58p - 1 reply
Now I see.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 11:15p - 1 reply
I wish I knew how to build a contender.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 11:14p - 1 reply
Huh?
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 11:11p
Yeah, that's pretty much how I see it.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 11:10p - 1 reply
Ah, got it. Hope you're incorrect, and I suspect you are.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 11:03p - 1 reply
You don't believe the Nuggets franchise has a long-term plan for the roster?
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 10:02p - 1 reply
Howdy to AoN!
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:56p - 1 reply
Sourdough and Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:48p
You can say that again!
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:43p
From the Stiffs' Guide to Stiffs:
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:40p - 1 reply
I was wondering.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:38p - 1 reply
You sure do a nice job with the prospects.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:35p
All pile on LWH!
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:34p - 1 reply
Me neither!
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:32p - 2 replies
Old dog, for sure.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:28p
That's two things.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:27p - 1 reply
Silly LWH has studiously avoided using html.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:25p - 2 replies
Oh dang, so sorry, I thought you had pulled this from somewhere.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:18p - 1 reply
Wow, I cannot find it.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:17p - 2 replies
Hey, remind me how to cloak text.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 7:03p - 1 reply
"Where all the White women at?" stays, and the evolution church marquee photo gets taken down?
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:40p - 2 replies
Didn't say a word about which teams or leagues have better or worse defenders.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:38p - 2 replies
Please cite your source for this. Thanks. And the answer is:
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:33p - 1 reply
Here's one look at 1985 from SI.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:23p - 1 reply
No thanks.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:06p
Sure, but it's just not evidence of anything nefarious.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:05p - 1 reply
Hmmm. Troll.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:03p - 2 replies
Nonplussed.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:02p - 1 reply
Hey, their discussion about the value of shot-blocking is nice.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 6:01p
Thanks for your answer, but I thought your contention was that the NBA commissioner is indeed fixing the lottery.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 5:58p - 1 reply
She's definitely bored with exploring whether or not a you boob video is legit.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 5:55p - 1 reply
Thanks.
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 5:49p
Can you give us a mechanism for fixing the ping pong ball lottery with a visual in real time?
Commented on Denver Nuggets likely to pick 11th in 2014 NBA Draft on Apr 17 2014, 5:37p - 1 reply
for Trade the pick to unload salary, get current NBA player
Voted on Apr 17 2014, 3:18p
What makes you think Beiber's mother didn't spank him?
Commented on I'm no Frankie Muniz, but Go Clippers! on Apr 17 2014, 3:10p
Hear hear!
Commented on Warriors at Nuggets Recap: A Finale to Forget on Apr 17 2014, 3:52a - 1 reply
Time to heal
Commented on Warriors at Nuggets Recap: A Finale to Forget on Apr 17 2014, 3:36a - 1 reply
Excellent look at our centers' stats
Commented on Nuggets at Clippers preview: Nothing to play for except pride on Apr 17 2014, 12:13a
Nothing like a PHN KttG to soothe us Stiffs for the last game of a rough season.
Commented on Warriors at Nuggets Preview: The Final Act on Apr 17 2014, 12:08a
Hope Bogut will consider having his jaw wired shut.
Commented on Warriors at Nuggets Preview: The Final Act on Apr 17 2014, 12:03a
LOL - too much Kobbie
Commented on Warriors at Nuggets Preview: The Final Act on Apr 16 2014, 11:58p
margabelle, you are so spot on w/r/t Karl, imo.
Commented on Warriors at Nuggets Preview: The Final Act on Apr 16 2014, 10:33p
Maybe for the veteran's minimum.
Commented on Nuggets at Clippers preview: Nothing to play for except pride on Apr 15 2014, 11:12a - 1 reply
And Loren.
Commented on Nuggets at Clippers preview: Nothing to play for except pride on Apr 15 2014, 10:55a - 1 reply
As well you should be of the leading rebounder in NCAA history!
Commented on Nuggets at Clippers preview: Nothing to play for except pride on Apr 15 2014, 10:48a
Hey, length matters!
Commented on Denver Nuggets annual report card on Apr 15 2014, 1:35a - 1 reply
That's what makes it work.
Commented on Denver Nuggets annual report card on Apr 15 2014, 1:23a
Another very deep roster that may get to second round.
Commented on Denver Nuggets annual report card on Apr 14 2014, 9:55p - 2 replies
We want McGee's brain to engage and direct his feet! And all other limbs!
Commented on Denver Nuggets annual report card on Apr 14 2014, 9:42p
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Commented on Denver Nuggets annual report card on Apr 14 2014, 9:37p - 1 reply
We love how you fetishize the fetishization of legal weed.
Commented on Denver Nuggets annual report card on Apr 14 2014, 9:10p - 1 reply
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