Jump to content


I Have Seen The Face Of God..


7 replies to this topic

#1 BigDMcGee

BigDMcGee

    Forum Entitlist

  • Members
  • 26,671 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 January 2017 - 12:39 AM

Posted Image



So I don't have league pass. I enjoy the NBA, but I'm not an NBA superfan or anything. Historically its been my 3rd-4th favorite sport ( behind soccer and baseball at different times), but over the past few years, as my Football love has been waning, my baseball love dying, my Basketball love has grown. But I have no team, I generally follow the most interesting teams and spectacular players and don't pay much attention to the rest of the league.

But my interest has slowly been growing, and I've been consuming more and more Basketball media. Following basketball twitter, reading basketball blogs/stories, listening to hoops podcasts. I am a bigger NBA fan now, than I have been since probably the first jordan 3-peat, which was peak NBA for me.


So over the course of the season, there's been an increasing drumbeat about Embiid. I'm reading gushing review after gushing review. Stats nerds orgasmining, Podcasts gushing, using superlatives I've never heard before about a rookie. And I've basically seen him never, as the 76ers don't make national broadcasts. And so I broke down tonight, and got the half a season league pass , because when a player is described as once in a generation, I need to understand.

Jesus Christ.

I mean.. I can't believe what I watched in this Toronto game. His offensive game is bonkers. He's so fluid and athletic. He plays like an MVP.. and his defense. There was this possession, where Lowery drove baseline, kept dribbling under the basket, and then down the lane past the key, to the 3 point line, a Nashian sort of sequence. And Embiid was on him the entire time. Center just locking down the All-star caliber point guard, and forced him to take a bad, contested 3. I sat in my chair, mouth agape. This guy is a ****ing Rookie. I don't understand how this can be. I was inclined to like him before, because he was hilarious and fun.. but he's crazy good. I don't even want to write down the hyperbole I'm thinking, because I need to watch a larger sample, but I cannot believe what I'm watching. I'm fully on the sixer bandwagon.
"We are only wise in knowing that we know nothing"
-Socrates

"Dust. Wind. Dude."
-Ted Theodore Logan

"I'm a basketball player and a businessman, not a Thundercat,"
-Lebron James

#2 FCP Bob

FCP Bob

    Limit Holdem Dinosaur

  • Root Admin
  • 26,930 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scarberia

Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:07 AM

He's going to be pretty special. Let's hope he can stay healthy, bad feet can ruin a career.
Bob

info@fullcontactpoker.com

#3 BigDMcGee

BigDMcGee

    Forum Entitlist

  • Members
  • 26,671 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:09 PM

I figured Essay would have a nice hot take about his Jayhawk boy
"We are only wise in knowing that we know nothing"
-Socrates

"Dust. Wind. Dude."
-Ted Theodore Logan

"I'm a basketball player and a businessman, not a Thundercat,"
-Lebron James

#4 GOCUBSGO

GOCUBSGO

    Poker Forum Veteran

  • Members
  • 1,292 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:IA
  • Favorite Poker Game:NL MTT's

Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

Someone find some lipstick for the hot take diva.

#5 BigDMcGee

BigDMcGee

    Forum Entitlist

  • Members
  • 26,671 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

I don't really have a problem with him not being an All Star starter. For one thing, it was a loaded division. And it's tough, with a minutes restriction. But per minute, he's All-NBA
"We are only wise in knowing that we know nothing"
-Socrates

"Dust. Wind. Dude."
-Ted Theodore Logan

"I'm a basketball player and a businessman, not a Thundercat,"
-Lebron James

#6 SuitedAces21

SuitedAces21

    once and future king

  • Members
  • 24,850 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 19 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 19 January 2017 - 05:09 PM, said:

I figured Essay would have a nice hot take about his Jayhawk boy

he's the greatest talent in basketball history.
Spoiler

#7 SuperJon

SuperJon

    <3

  • Members
  • 6,659 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida

Posted 22 January 2017 - 06:30 AM

Embiid is a stud on DFS, but sometimes risky due to his minute restrictions.

#8 SuitedAces21

SuitedAces21

    once and future king

  • Members
  • 24,850 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:56 PM

nothing risky about betting on a SURE THING.
Spoiler



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users