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I'm sorry, I've been paid to immerse myself in this project and I haven't noticed feeling like that
Have you considered just not feeling like that?
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Yep. It's important to remember that things like this are A Choice
When you look at your company, full of people making "stipends" rather than wages, and your first instinct is to throw resources at developers to "fix" a comments system nobody who uses it thinks is broken, you are making A Choice, A Decision on what is most important to you.
Perhaps a company could do both, but I don’t see them doing both. This is what happens when you conceal a media company inside the skin of a tech company because weenies will not fund the former but will throw tons of money at the latter. The people who make this thing work, who built this community that is somehow still resilient despite nearly every other one being eaten up by Facebook and Twitter, are second place to… a comment module.
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Hey here's something you could fix: PAY YOUR WRITERS A DECENT WAGE
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I am more alarmed by TheArtist's prediction that the sun will burn out in 72 hours
48 hours now. Going to go hugged my loved ones and maybe my kids.
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It would have been the first of his career
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idk I'm going to miss Satoransky
he was always threatening to put together even more beautiful analytics on his way to scoring 5 points in 30 minutes.
Okay, so now the Lakers making the playoffs while "dying off" isn't as impressive as making it in the '00s?
I can’t believe you’re talking about strength-of-schedule when we’re discussing the infamous "Leastern Conference" lol
During the 4 years after the Bulls won the title, the 8th seed in the East had records of 27-24, 42-40, 41-41 and 42-40.
The Bulls win totals those 4 years were 13, 17, 15, and 21. The East in the ‘00s was complete trash, yet the Bulls were 14+ and sometimes 20+ games behind 8th seeds that barely broke .500. That’s not parity, they were garbage in conference of garbage. In 2003, the Pistons won the conference and the #1 seed with a record of 50-32 – a record that would have gotten the 7th seed in the West.
(The conference was not much if any better when the Bulls returned to the playoffs under Skiles. The Bulls had the 3rd best record with 47 wins in 2005, which wouldn’t barely gotten them the 8th seed in the Western Conference.)
We don’t really need to do a bunch of handwaving about the Grizzlies or expansion teams, and there is absolutely no metric that will suggest the Eastern Conference in the ‘00s was any good. Even if it was, the Bulls were so bad it didn’t matter.
I agree that they never hit, like, 60 losses levels of rock bottom (and I’m sure I’ve made my philosophy clear on the paradox of bad teams here) but even the Kobe/Nick the Quick/Eddie Jones Lakers were completely rebuilt compared to the dying embers of the Showtime team.
Going to back up here: I’m not sure why you’re repeating this point about the Kobe/Shaq Lakers being "a different team" vs the Showtime Lakers. I’m perfectly willing to argue it, but as I pointed out yesterday:
I never said Magic or Worthy had anything to do with the Shaq/Kobe team. I’m not sure at all where you’re getting that from. Kobe on the other hand was absolutely a fixture on two distinct title teams in the same city, as was Duncan.
To reiterate: The Friendly Orca said that most dynasty teams "turn to dust," and I pointed out that this is not true, it not only didn’t happen with the Lakers and Spurs, but they had the same players – Kobe and Duncan – across multiple championship teams. The Showtime Lakers are not an example of that, but again the Bulls’ post-dynasty years were so mangled that I have no problem arguing that they STILL did a better job than Krause in managing the decline of a dynasty.
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haha what a joker
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lol that would suck, I'm glad we never actually acquired John Starks
can you imagine if he suited up and wore the uniform, ha ha ha that would have been something, the jokes here are great
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You can come up with those massaged statistical lines that suggest his 1998/99 season was pretty rare
Lots of players have done 18/7/5 but 18+/7+/5+ isn’t necessarily "rare" but relatively few players have done it (though the ones that have done it have usually done it multiple times). I used to have the exact basketball-reference season finder saved so I could beat the heathens over the head with Toni Kukoc FACTS but fuck if I’m going to pay $8 to say "Toni was pretty cool and low-key kicked ass when he was our #1 option that one time."
I also remember that after Horace left, the Bulls started Toni at PF after the other options were awful (I will tell my grandkids that the Chicago Bulls Basketball Franchise once had a starting PF named Larry Krystkowiak, the man who replaced Jim Boylen as coach of the Utah Utes also replaced Horace Grant as starting PF for the Your Chicago Bulls.) For everyone that believes basketball was just in the dark back then about stretch 4s, Toni had a REALLY had time against the mean-ass PFs of the day. The Bulls’ rivals didn’t just have one mean-ass PF, they usually had two (Mason & Oakley, Dale & Antonio Davis in Indy). Even the gifted scorers at the position were a load (Larry Johnson, Barkley, Karl Malone). Would Toni be a PF today or a center? Bona fide for the first, I’m not sure about the second but yeah, a lot of those problems he had would have gone away.
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But we're comparing two things here
And the second is the Chicago Bulls, which could only be so fortunate to enjoy a "Laker die off" like that.
The Bulls didn’t make the playoffs at all in the five years after their last Finals appearance. Didn’t come close, in fact. Their highest win total in the first 4 years was 21 games. Even in the shitty East at its shittiest that wasn’t close to an 8th seed.
When Skiles came in, his first full season is regarded as a renaissance. I mean like a return to form. But what we got out of the Skiles era — two first round exits, one 2nd round appearance — was actually even less than the Lakers got during this "die off."
Again, memory is a weird thing.