Being one of, if not the most well known personalities on a national media and entertainment outlet but also TOTALLY SEPARATE AND NOT THE SAME as the founder/another well known personality at the outlet is not a line you can walk for that long. Eventually you have to say “look, Barstool sucks and I am making fun of it…
I read most of these comments and my biggest take away is that the creepier Barstool stans reaaaaallly like Magary. I would be pissed if I was Magary.
After Dave left Chappelle’s show and started doing interviews again, he essentially admitted he felt like people lost the perspective and were just laughing at black people living up to stereotypes. I think the PFTCommentor schtick is sort of the same thing, except it’s a bunch of angry white dudes using him as a…
Huh? That analogy is weak. Here’s the point she was making with Stephen Colbert. He played a character that poked fun at a specific type of person. If he went to work at a network whose audience is precisely that type of person, it would no longer be satire, he’d just being playing to his audience. This is paralleled…
I’m a GSW diehard, like for real, like Googs, Sura, Fortson etc. This has all been beyond our wildest dreams, but I haven’t forgotten how sports work.
So this is the first series since the ‘15 title in which I cannot respect or tolerate a neutral fan rooting against the Warriors. The Rockets are...they are just…
If you want a vision of the NBA’s future, imagine James Harden dribbling a ball out of bounds - forever.
It’s much more tempting to play “hey, Steph Curry might be physically compromised, let’s just see if Harden and Paul can grind him into dust” than to, you know, actually play the game of basketball.
The things in your first paragraph are hard. The things in your second paragraph are much easier. That is basically the long and the short of it.
this is why i love you, Albert: you are upfront about your selective rooting interests.
I don’t take any joy in the Warriors success, but damn if it isn’t satisfying watching a basketball team that effortlessly moves the ball destroy a team whose only gameplan is “iso with the occasional kick out to a shooter if I’m feeling generous.”
Seriously, what the fuck is with the Rockets? In game 2 they were cutting, screening, moving without the ball, making the extra pass, getting everybody involved...it was a fluid and exciting offense that actually looked pretty lethal.
Remember that time long ago, when was it...must have been last Thursday, I think, when Houston got into offense early and passed the damn ball and everyone hit shots and they looked like the best team from the west? Why does that feel so long ago that I must have watched it on a zoetrope? How is three days off enough…
This is the correct take. While the Warriors are completely unfair and have broken the NBA in many ways, at least they play an aesthetically pleasing brand of basketball. The Rockets play the most joyless and soulless basketball I have ever witnessed.
I will root for Arsenal in a friendly against a team of terminally ill children before I root for the Celtics.
The depressing thing is that if the Rockets ran an offense anything like the Warriors (hell, even like the SSOL Suns!) this would be one of the most fun series of all time. With all the legit shooters and scorers on the floor at any given moment, every game would be like 150-145 and be entertaining as all hell.
I’m not rooting for Boston. I want you to imagine what your average Celtics fan is going to be like if Brad Stevens grits his way past the Warriors. After Bill Simmons celebrates his 35th title since 2001. Think long and hard about the world you claim you want.
You can see, even in transition, the moment the ball hits Harden’s hands and he does the little hand wave, everything grinds to a fucking unbearable halt. It’s the basketball equivalent of a dude busting in on a conversation with, “Well, actually...”
Even if it’s right, I fucking hate it and want to set it on fire.
I still can’t square how Mike D’Antoni could go from coaching one the most fun, dazzling basketball teams of my lifetime to this dreck in the span of a decade. I guess coaching the Knicks and Dwight Howard in succession will do that to a man.
I feel like James Harden is basketball’s version of Compubox’s Floyd Mayweather.
I actually totally agree, and on a further note, I actually like the move away from the Skywalkers. Having the fate of the entire galaxy revolve around one family has held the series back for decades.