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Old 05-02-2013, 11:07 AM    (permalink
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It is what it is I guess. We just need to come out and take a dump on the Celtics.
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I hate the Celtics but them forcing a game 7 would be the greatest thing ever.

Well 2nd, them knocking off the Knicks would be 1st but I'm not really gonna put all my eggs in either basket.
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If the trash talk at the end of game 5 didn't wake them up, then they deserve to lose.

They better come out with a purpose in game 6.
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I hate the Celtics but them forcing a game 7 would be the greatest thing ever.

Well 2nd, them knocking off the Knicks would be 1st but I'm not really gonna put all my eggs in either basket.
How's the Lakers doing bro?
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JR has always had that problem, I don't know why coaches can't pull him to the side and try to talk sense to him or draw up plays to get him warmed up on his off nights. You would think he would have grown out of that "I can shoot myself back into a hot streak" mentality but I guess not.
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Royce White ‏@Highway_30 30s

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Melo has 6 assists in 5 games.


I mean...wtf?
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Kahn out. Flip Saunders in.
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About gtdamn time Kahn got the boot
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Was this just made official? This news broke a week or two ago.
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is there a worse person in the nba than Royce White? he aggravates me to no end
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Melo has 6 assists in 5 games.


I mean...wtf?



Nothing like tanking your team with an 8 for 24 effort. Just keep jacking up shots rather than putting your teammates in a position to score. At least he was dominant defensively with his -4... oh wait.
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No Hinrich and a sick Deng and Gibson, not looking good
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Yo Raiderfan just read your the quote under your sig, you are officially cool now that Slim Shady CD takes me back. I think Golden State closes it out tonight
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is there a worse person in the nba than Royce White? he aggravates me to no end
there was a point where i liked him as a prospect because he was kinda polarizing but had a very unique game. but i've come to realize, he is just the worst. pls go royce. forever.
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Splitter has more assists and played 1 less game.
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I hate Royce too.
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there was a point where i liked him as a prospect because he was kinda polarizing but had a very unique game. but i've come to realize, he is just the worst. pls go royce. forever.
He's still fun as hell to use in NBA 2K13. Bruiser and dimer? Yes please. That being said he's a freaking tool and deserves to be kicked to the curb.
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Some people should be banned from twitter, but I guess that is the point
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more royce bashing because why not...

this interview with Chuck Klosterman was the moment I realized how much of a tool he (royce) really is.

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Do you believe 26 percent of the league is dealing with a mental illness, or does mental illness prompt those dealing with it to self-select themselves out of the pool? Are you the rare exception who got drafted?

The amount of NBA players with mental health disorders is way over 26 percent. My suggestion would be to ask David Stern how many players in the league he thinks have a marijuana problem. Whatever number he gives you, that's the number with mental illness. A chemical imbalance is a mental illness.

So, wait if somebody has a drinking problem, is that

That's a mental illness. A gambling addiction is a mental illness. Addiction is a mental illness.

Well, then what's the lowest level of mental illness? What is the least problematic behavior that still suggests a mental illness?

The reality is that you can't black-and-white it, no matter how much you want to. You have to be OK with it being gray. There is no end or beginning. It's more individualistic. If someone tears a ligament, there is a grade for its severity. But there's no grade with mental illness. It all has to do with the person and their environment and how they are affected by that environment.

OK, I get that. But you classify a gambling addiction as a mental illness. Gambling is incredibly common among hypercompetitive people. The NBA is filled with hypercompetitive people. So wouldn't this mean that


Here's an even tougher thing that we're just starting to uncover: How many people don't have a mental illness? But that's what we don't want to talk about.

Why wouldn't we want to talk about that?


Because that would mean the majority is mentally ill, and that we should base all our policies around the idea of supporting the mentally ill. Because they're the majority of people. But if we keep thinking of them as a minority, we can say, "You stay over there and deal with your problems over there."

OK, just so I get this right: You're arguing that most Americans have a mental illness.


Exactly. That's definitely correct.

But if that's true wouldn't that mean "mental illness" is just a normative condition? That it's just how people are?


That doesn't make it normal. This is based on science. If there was a flu epidemic, and 60 percent of the country had the flu, it wouldn't make it normal the problem is growing, and it's growing because there's a subtle war in America, and in the world between business and health. It's no secret that 2 percent of the human population controls all the wealth and the resources, and the other 98 percent struggle their whole life to try and attain it. Right? And what ends up happening is that the 2 percent leave the 98 percent to struggle and struggle and struggle, and they eventually build up these stresses and conditions.

So this is about late capitalism?

Definitely. Definitely.


It is not that Royce White thinks he has a unique problem. It's more that Royce White believes society has made everyone slightly insane. And this helps and hurts his argument at the same time.
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I hated Royce for a while, but now I've just accepted that he's a hilarious troll. Especially after his latest bang bus incident.

Speaking of trolling, the Celtics aren't going anywhere in the playoffs without Rondo, but they are doing a masterful job trolling Knicks fans while they can.
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Splitter has more assists and played 1 less game.
melo has not been playing well this series. however, you guys make it seem like melo is a PG. why are these assist numbers so important? because he isn't shooting well he should be passing the ball; is that the logic? shooters need to keep shooting and especially melo for the knicks. he's the dynamic scorer on the team. who else would you rather have putting up more shots? JR is already a chucker, and besides felton, there aren't too many scorers. but assists are crucial stats for a forward so he should pass up decent looks so that prigioni, shumpert, and tyson can carry the offense.

especially moreso in this thread, but melo has become the nba star to nitpick and hate on now that lebron isn't the villain of the nba. this is an observation, not a complaint. if kobe and lebron shoot sub 40% in a few consecutive games, would you expect them to not be as aggressive on offense and expect them to just facilitate players even though they can't make shots? in the playoffs??

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