Donovan and Rudy selected last for all-stars


tedbundy

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I just love that the NBA is the equivalent of junior high. Donovan just wants to sit at the cool kids table and Rudy is the kid in the corner that everyone is kind of afraid of cause they know he could lose it any time and everyone thinks his dad is in prison for murder
 


infection

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With Conley in they need to redraft so all three of our guys go last.
 

NUMBERICA

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Gonna spice up this thread by saying;
The Jazz would certainly not be as large a target for ridicule if it weren't in and named after the state that is the closest thing to a theocracy allowed in this country, beholden to a religion that has staggeringly (and unsurprisingly) low membership among blacks, and with a state population to match. To cap it all off, fair or not, the Jazz fanbase has a reputation as being (particularly) racially insensitive/ignorant/naive.

Sucks the organization and the players have to suffer for that.
 

Douchebag K

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I dislike the league trending towards player-control. I dislike KD and Lebron acting like elementary school bullies. I resent the absence of attention and the fact that we clearly don't get help from the refs. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Jazz. But if I take my homer hat off, a few things seem pretty undeniable to me:
1. Even I, a diehard, don't have a ton of faith that we'll go past the 2nd round. The recent losses to good teams at full strength have done nothing to bolster that confidence. They have to prove it in the post-season, pure and simple.
2. Crying about the calls and the lack of respect and the All-Star ********* will not help. Maybe it shines a spotlight on the refs briefly and makes them acutely aware of any bias, real or perceived, but that, if taken too far, can quickly backfire.
3. I think Rudy Gobert is a really good defensive presence, and I like him. I think his personality is misunderstood, and as far as foreign-born players go, I think he's much more likable than that punk Joel Embiid. Having said that, I think he actually does get a pass on a lot of fouls because the NBA likes the idea of the "Stifle Tower." I really do. I think he fouls quite a bit more than the calls would suggest. And second, he just sucks against people like Towns, Jocic, AD and Embiid. He just sucks. So does he make an enormous difference against run-of-the-mill players? Yeah. Does he provide excellent help defense? Hell yeah. Can he shut down superstar centers? Rarely. He's got a strange, niche skillset, and we're maximizing it. And that's great. But I wish people would stop pretending he's something he's not.


i don't think you understand basketball very well if you think Rudy Gobert sucks against elite Centres Really You're probably someone just looking at the box score.
 

NUMBERICA

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It is pretty ****ing shocking tbh. They were making some kind of statement, I think.
I mean, they literally made a statement. 'we didn't pick the Jazz in video games growing up.'

Oh cool. Good criteria. Good job outing yourself as children, too.

The Eastern Conference All-Stars are a clown car of losers, so yeah, big statement even if they didn't just come out and **** on us.
 

FAILED STATE

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I mean, they literally made a statement. 'we didn't pick the Jazz in video games growing up.'

Oh cool. Good criteria. Good job outing yourself as children, too.

The Eastern Conference All-Stars are a clown car of losers, so yeah, big statement even if they didn't just come out and **** on us.
I don’t think their stated reason is the actual statement.
 

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