Around the League: Coronavirus Break

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Aztec Sunsfan » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:06 pm

No wonder they get paid for their physical gifts, but still, it’s a shame to see a guy with such platform do that.

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by INFORMER » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:31 pm

In2ition wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:52 pm
I really liked Bol Bol as a player to get in the 2nd round with that pick that the Suns gave away to dump TJ. Kind of sad it didn't happen, as a defensive PF that can block a shot at the rim, bring the ball up the floor and hit a pull up 3 might look decent next to Ayton. I think INF also thought he was interesting, IIRC.
Yep. He was a no-brainer in the second round. I would have loved to draft him.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Superbone » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:57 pm

INFORMER wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:31 pm
In2ition wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:52 pm
I really liked Bol Bol as a player to get in the 2nd round with that pick that the Suns gave away to dump TJ. Kind of sad it didn't happen, as a defensive PF that can block a shot at the rim, bring the ball up the floor and hit a pull up 3 might look decent next to Ayton. I think INF also thought he was interesting, IIRC.
Yep. He was a no-brainer in the second round. I would have loved to draft him.
I thought you were talking about Howard but he was a no-brainer in the first round.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:29 am

Cap wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:34 pm
Indy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:50 pm
Cap wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:39 pm
I did say something about, I don’t believe in vaccines. And, no, I don’t. And that is my personal opinion.

And everybody that’s out there, man, listen. If you’ve got an opinion on something, don’t let nobody change your opinion on it. Stand down on your 10 toes and believe in it. Don’t let nobody change your thoughts and your opinions and whatever, because those are your thoughts and your opinions.

So, I don’t believe in vaccines myself. Will vaccines work for some people? They may, or they may not. But, for me, I don’t believe in them. And that is my opinion, and I’m going to stick with that.
2:45 in this video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CC6yIaEn037/
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I think the word you’re looking for is conservatism.
Keep it in the politics folder.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by In2ition » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:15 pm



This was interesting and might affect the Suns, as they have to play them in these 8 "real" games. If Sabonis is out, that's a big help to the Suns, imo.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by ShelC » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:23 pm

Lou Williams is another one who has left the bubble. A lot of key guys are either out or leaving the bubble but returning later on.


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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by INFORMER » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:07 pm

Major losses for the Clippers.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Mori Chu » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:03 am

Not much of a bubble if players can request to come and go as they please.

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Wally_West » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:08 am

Lou also went partying that night after being excused :lol:


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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by ShelC » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:25 am

Mori Chu wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:03 am
Not much of a bubble if players can request to come and go as they please.
That's what I've been thinking. Are some of these vets treating this like preseason or the middle of the year and just wanting to enter the bubble and play when the games count? If the Clips are a lock for the playoffs, do the 8 games really count? Will some of those guys just come back at the start of the 8 games, practice for a week, play in the last 3-4 as tune ups and then go into the playoffs? Defeats the purpose a bit.

And if Lou were really partying under the guise of a "personal matter", maybe the league suspends him and keeps him from re-entering the bubble just to make an example out of him? Let's the other players/teams know they need to take this seriously.

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Wally_West » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:36 am

The face mask that Lou is wearing in the partying pics, is from the gift baskets players were given when entering the bubble. :lol:

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Nodack » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:31 am

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by bajanguy008 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:37 am

I don't believe the guys are telling lies , using family emergencies to leave the bubble
I have also read a couple might have been deaths in the family but regardless that's a real bad look from Lou. I know folks who just appreciate their alone time when dealing with stuff but I am sure we all know couple guys who would hit up the club/bar to take their mind off things
To each his own but in this case the timing is terrible and reckless especially as there is also a pic without a mask
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by ShelC » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:53 am

3 guys on one team leaving is a little suspect. Looks like 1 left just to get out, another was like "Hell, if he's doing it I'm leaving too." Lou saw those two guys leave and made up his excuse to get out, only he got caught.

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by bajanguy008 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:28 am

SUNS Fan from the Land of Sun, Sea and Sand ;)

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Mori Chu » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:57 am

LOL, "picking up food at" the strip club, okay.

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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by The Bobster » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:34 pm

Who knows? Maybe he has all his meals there.
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by jonh » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:26 pm

Mori Chu wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:57 am
LOL, "picking up food at" the strip club, okay.
Maybe some type of seafood?
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Superbone » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:03 pm

jonh wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Mori Chu wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:57 am
LOL, "picking up food at" the strip club, okay.
Maybe some type of seafood?
I was thinking Mexican. Maybe tacos?
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Re: Around the League: Coronavirus Break

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:44 pm

Superbone wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:03 pm
jonh wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Mori Chu wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:57 am
LOL, "picking up food at" the strip club, okay.
Maybe some type of seafood?
I was thinking Mexican. Maybe tacos?
Definitely beef. Probably skirt steak.
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