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by Marshall Banana
Sun May 24, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Were the 1991 Finals the first Finals broadcast in NZ?

Maybe the year previously?

YouTube has all 5 games up, FFS. Kids today have it so good!
by Marshall Banana
Sun May 24, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

I've heard it said that Magic had a better career than Bird, but that peak Bird was better than peak Magic. Fwiw Interesting. Maybe because Bird was the better defender? Tough for me to say - I got to see neither in their prime. NBA "Classic Games" has helped a ton, but not enough... First NBA game...
by Marshall Banana
Sun May 24, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Come on man, weaker season? :lol: :lol: :lol: Steph and Klay were Reggie Miller on turbo MKII X2. Plus the best defence arguably. That was a great team. People seem to underestimate Steph as a great player. I think because people think 3 pointers are low percentage shots, they rather you go in clos...
by Marshall Banana
Sun May 24, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

So Mickey Mouse to the rescue, and maybe, just maybe, the season will resume in a couple of months:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/292 ... ts-complex

Would be nice.
by Marshall Banana
Sun May 24, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Anyway, I never liked Malone, nor the Jazz. So fudge 'em, and I hope Mitchell leaves them. Wait a minute, who doesn't like the Utah Jazz? Speaking of the Jazz, I see Bogdanovic has opted to have season ending surgery. Apparently he was playing hurt for a good part of this career year that he was en...
by Marshall Banana
Thu May 21, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

I'd say MJ breaks Durant's will by game 2, and he spends the rest of the series focusing on which franchise he's going to next... in the meantime getting beaten up by an ageing Rodman, fresh off a 24 hr Vegas binge. :nod: Well that's easy... https://i.ytimg.com/vi/FYKP0OJNXqY/hqdefault.jpg Damn... ...
by Marshall Banana
Thu May 21, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Rodman shut down Malone for most of the 98 finals. Someone did a series of videos on it. Only made a few baskets while Rodman was guarding him in games 1-4. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eC0B-9Ma-8M https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NWwI1_8WEco https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LksCGBWXWds https://m.youtub...
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Interesting hypothetical from @Westgate_LV: 2016-17 @warriors would be 6.5-point favorites against MJ-led 1995-96 Bulls on a neutral court.

Sounds about right.
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Dennis Rodman vs Draymond Green Scottie Pippen vs Kevin Durant Tony Kukoc vs Andre Iguodala Michael Jordan vs Klay Thompson Ron Harper vs Stephen Curry That's how I see it. Pistons' Rodman would take out Green, but not Bulls' Rodman. Green was the best defender in the game in 2017, and much better ...
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Marshall Banana wrote:It's hyperbole because over the course of Malone's career he dominated Rodman.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYSyHdeG5wY#t=3m28s
:lol:
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Dennis Rodman vs Draymond Green Scottie Pippen vs Kevin Durant Tony Kukoc vs Andre Iguodala Michael Jordan vs Klay Thompson Ron Harper vs Stephen Curry That's how I see it. Pistons' Rodman would take out Green, but not Bulls' Rodman. Green was the best defender in the game in 2017, and much better o...
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

It's hyperbole because over the course of Malone's career he dominated Rodman.
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

If Lebron played under the old rules he'd kill Jordan and Rodman. Lebron is a beast physical wise. Rodman had no problem with the likes of Karl Malone who was a tank. Can't see LeBron mentally fronting up to being beaten up every other game and teams would as his free throws aren't great. Likewise ...
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

Vegas had Bron's team as 'dogs in 7 out of his 9 Finals appearances. Analytics say Bron had it much tougher as well: Here Did LeBron have it easier prior to reaching the Finals? Yes. But once there... it's an entirely different story. Finals opponents The low-hanging fruit is that Jordan never dealt...
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

I'm with CI on this one. KD is a top 15 player of all time. The greatest scorer of his generation. He really bought into the system in that first year at Golden State. They had the number 1 offense in the league, and the number 2 defence. I'd back them against any team any time, and I'm over 40 and...
by Marshall Banana
Wed May 20, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

I'm with CI on this one. KD is a top 15 player of all time. The greatest scorer of his generation. He really bought into the system in that first year at Golden State. They had the number 1 offense in the league, and the number 2 defence. I'd back them against any team any time, and I'm over 40 and...
by Marshall Banana
Tue May 19, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

I'm with CI on this one. KD is a top 15 player of all time. The greatest scorer of his generation. He really bought into the system in that first year at Golden State. They had the number 1 offense in the league, and the number 2 defence. I'd back them against any team any time, and I'm over 40 and...
by Marshall Banana
Tue May 19, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Purgatory

I'm with CI on this one. KD is a top 15 player of all time. The greatest scorer of his generation. He really bought into the system in that first year at Golden State. They had the number 1 offense in the league, and the number 2 defence. I'd back them against any team any time, and I'm over 40 and ...
by Marshall Banana
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs
Replies: 1349
Views: 32205

Re: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs

Plucky effort, but that is that.
by Marshall Banana
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Regular Season (playoffs start 18 A

Also, if this turns out to be the end of the season and they don't resume at all, it'll be a damn shame as it has been AWESOME. There are like 11 or 12 genuinely interesting teams to watch and although only 3 or 4 could realistically win a chip, seeing the Rockets do ultra small ball, the Thunder a...
by Marshall Banana
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheifs V Hurricanes SR Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 4657

Re: Cheifs V Hurricanes SR Thread

interesting call with the catching the ball out off pla. was that a penalty as well? if so the 5m line out would have won it for the chiefs. wtf were the AR's doing during that call. The ball was out under the old law or the new! :lol: Chiefs were hosed. Completely hosed! Law 18.2.b The ball is not...
by Marshall Banana
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheifs V Hurricanes SR Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 4657

Re: Cheifs V Hurricanes SR Thread

Crazy Ed wrote:interesting call with the catching the ball out off pla. was that a penalty as well? if so the 5m line out would have won it for the chiefs. wtf were the AR's doing during that call.
The ball was out under the old law or the new! :lol:

Chiefs were hosed. Completely hosed!
by Marshall Banana
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheifs V Hurricanes SR Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 4657

Re: Cheifs V Hurricanes SR Thread

Chiefs robbed.

What a howling error. :lol:
by Marshall Banana
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs
Replies: 1349
Views: 32205

Re: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs

Aussie have won the toss, will bat, and win.

Only 3 hours until the rugby. :thumbup:
by Marshall Banana
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs
Replies: 1349
Views: 32205

Re: Australia vs New Zealand - Tests / Chappell Hadlee ODIs

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/kane-richardson-corona-virus-covid-19-quarantine-isolated-australia-pandemic-illness/2020-03-13 Kane Richardson quarantined after reporting illness Fast bowler reported symptoms on return from South Africa tour and isolated from squad with results of COVID-19 test st...
by Marshall Banana
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Regular Season (playoffs start 18 A

Yup - had to be done. https://twitter.com/royceyoung/status/1237917587675271168 Prior to tip-off as the game was delayed, Chris Paul ran over to the Utah bench and said “what’s wrong with Rudy?” and they all yelled for him to get away. Now all the players are quarantined in their locker rooms, being...
by Marshall Banana
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27481
Views: 675952

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/statu ... 4722806784
Following Rudy Gobert's positive COVID-19 test, the NBA is in an indefinite suspension.
by Marshall Banana
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Regular Season (playoffs start 18 A

Gobert has been confirmed to have it.

NBA has just suspended the season.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/statu ... 4722806784
Following Rudy Gobert's positive COVID-19 test, the NBA is in an indefinite suspension.
by Marshall Banana
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NBA season 2019/20 - NBA Finals (Lakers v Heat)
Replies: 4936
Views: 283218

Re: NBA season 2019/20 - Regular Season (playoffs start 18 A

Rudy Gobert is a f u cking stupid selfish plum. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ES2E93VXkAgZ4Zl?format=jpg&name=small :? He fell ill 2 days later, and the Thunder v. Jazz game has just been postponed: https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1237901319605817344 "You are all safe"... Royce Young is report...
by Marshall Banana
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37455
Views: 1604082

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

Wilderbeast wrote:Where is Alisson?
Bung hip.
by Marshall Banana
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37455
Views: 1604082

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thre

That's why you pay the big dollars for the world's best keeper.

Adrian. :blush:

Liverpool battered them until his fuckery.
by Marshall Banana
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 15763

Re: The UFC Thread

Not full Oliver McCall there, but man...

Easy for Izzy. Romero a clown.
by Marshall Banana
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 15763

Re: The UFC Thread

I had Zhang 3-2 as well, but I was rooting for Joanna. Get to the hospital fast, both of you! :uhoh: Me too. I reckon the the broken nose probably swung the fight, reckon Joanna was getting on top before that. Yup. Zhang found an extra gear after looking like she was gassing out. Superb effort.
by Marshall Banana
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 15763

Re: The UFC Thread

I had Zhang 3-2 as well, but I was rooting for Joanna.

Get to the hospital fast, both of you! :uhoh:
by Marshall Banana
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UFC Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 15763

Re: The UFC Thread

Wow!

What a farking fight!

Joanna transformed into a Klingon! Damn.
by Marshall Banana
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR2020: BULLS VS CLAN
Replies: 84
Views: 2343

Re: SR2020: BULLS VS CLAN

Holding back Ioane's development at 10 is worth these results... :uhoh:
by Marshall Banana
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.
Replies: 282
Views: 5858

Re: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.

Both teams would struggle against the Crusaders It was basically game over once the Red came out. Well done you Jaffa pricks. On behalf of the team, thank you for your kind words. :thumbup: But yeah, clearly the Blues aren't title contenders. However, they have won 4 games on the road, and no Blues...
by Marshall Banana
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.
Replies: 282
Views: 5858

Re: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.

If thats Akira's top shelf performance then he should give up. I expected him to be running a lot more especially with the Canes down 1 - 3 men. He was Ok on defence but is not even close to an AB call up. At present he is a useful journeyman. Who said that was Akira's top shelf performance? :? Who...
by Marshall Banana
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March
Replies: 74
Views: 1891

Re: SR RD6: Rebels vs Lions - Melbourne, 7 March

Troll wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:Lions ruck protection is non-existent, getting owned on the floor
Completely devoid of ideas and anything outside of one out carries is done individually.

Sad to see the Lions so poor.
It is sad. This team was so good, and so fun, to watch.

Such is life in pro rugby...

And they score!
by Marshall Banana
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.
Replies: 282
Views: 5858

Re: SR Rd6: Hurricanes V Blues Match Thread.

kiwidutchie wrote:Blues may have got the w tonight, but 15 against 12 should have been a much bigger margin than 9.

2 collisions that went wrong had a huge bearing on this one.
kiwidutchie wrote:I expect one of the Ioane Brothers to get a yellow card. Probably for a careless tackle that hits the head.
:thumbup: