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by Sam Holako April 19, 2014
That’s hilarious, funny how they disrespected the Raptors the last week of the season by losing on purpose to make sure they got the Raptors and then they act like they’re the only team allowed to be disrespected because Terrance Ross said something a month ago, what a bunch of big whiny babies. Go Raps
That’s complete BS
How did the Nets lose on purpose to make sure they got the Raptors if the seeding was not set until the last day?
They rested their starters, that’s all.
With 2 games remaining, they had to lose both games and Washington had to win both games in order for Washington to overtake Brooklyn. Brooklyn “rested their starters” both games to allow Washington to overtake them.
If the Bulls won their last game, then the Nets would have plugged their starters back in (The CHA-CHI game started an hour earlier) so that they would have won, and therefore, played Toronto in the 4-5 matchup. So yes, disrespect.
Thanks, was just about to unravel the big riddle. BK lost 4 of 5, knowing if they wanted options they’d have to go down. They were entirely locked in at 5, and with the Raps remaining sched, they figured we would take 3, especially w Chi playing Char on the last night. It was worth it for them to at least try, and if it failed they play Chi anyway. It didn’t. Here we are.
I disagree. I think the only thing they did is ensure they didn’t end up 7th, by beating the Magic.
“If the Bulls won their last game, then the Nets would have plugged their starters back in” – how do you know this? And how do you know they would have won?
All they did was rest the starters, anything beyond that is pure speculation. And if anything it’s strategy.. could they beat the Bulls? Very likely, but not in their interest to grind out 5 plus games with the Bulls and be dead for MIA.
The Bulls are better than the Raptors…so that mans the Nets disrespected them? That’s just whining over being a lesser team.
Arguing the better team had nothing to with the original post. Spin Flux SPIN.
Why do you always have trouble following along? Or is that you spinning and accusing others of doing so?
The discussion was disrespect, that’s what I was addressing.
No. Disrespect was one word in the guys whole argument. Your first rebuttal rejected the actual comment. You said,
“That’s complete BS
Riddle me this, if the Bulls win their last game, they play the Nets instead of the Raps.. sooo how does that fit into your disrespect theory?
They rested their starters, that’s all.”
You were then given scenarios where they ACTUALLY could have done what the original poster said. You then SPUN the argument on the “disrespect” axis, and finished by saying
“The Bulls are better than the Raptors…so that mans the Nets disrespected them? That’s just whining over being a lesser team.”
This last comment has absolutely nothing to do with the original post. Thats a spin bro.
ACTUALLY? or HYPOTHETICALLY?
There were some ifs there.
Disrespect was used in both post (by he OP and the person that replied).. with the argument being that the Nets lost to disrespect the Raptors.. which is asinine. But according to you my comment has nothing to do with the original post? Do you just fill up the cereal bowl with stupid in the AM or what?
Also, disrespect was the last thing I addressed..but in your world the last thing you read is the entire discussion. Bro.
Bulls were never mentioned in the original comment. How do you know that the original poster thinks “the Bulls are better than the Raptors”? Put words in his mouth, and then deduced his comment saying he was whining over being a lesser team. FLUXLAND= ALL SPIN ALL DAY like a yo yo
Careful… Kobe fans are masters at spinning.
It doesn’t matter what he thinks of the Bulls. The Bulls are part of the discussion because we are talking about jockeying for seeding… I have to actually explain this to you?
The point was IF WE ASSUME that the Nets wanted the Raptors to avoid a better team…how does that mean they disrespected them? Because the Bulls are a better team?
No!!!! Because they think Toronto is an easier out you tool. Some people take that personally. You make your point conceding Chicago is a better team when a LOT of people don’t think so, and was never introduced in the original topic. You introduced that.
Agreed. I guess if people take that personally, they must think there’s some truth to it? Otherwise, why so offended?
Honestly, the best parts of your posts are your insults. Im not kidding.
“Do you just fill up the cereal bowl with stupid in the AM or what?”
BTW, I don’t feel disrespected at all. I couldn’t care less. They are a 200 million dollar team so honestly it doesn’t surprise me that they will do whatever it takes to WIN. WTF else are they going to do? It makes it that much more exciting to watch to boot. 1.5 HOURS!!!
We finally get to find out about your “regular season stats do matter” theory.
Personally, Im not banking on the reg season stats as much as Im banking on what I’ve seen this team go through, and what I can gage of their characters, being an athlete and a sports fan for many years. The core of our team KL, DD, AJ, are young vets in the league. They’ve played like vets in every big game this year, I believe, with hopes of being right where they are, I honestly don’t see that stopping now. This team is pretty militant.
Lololol okay so the nets are “dinosaurs?” that’s fine by me.
Yes. We didn’t make that up. They are OLD.
They are OLD yes, but they’ve also had better careers than any player the Raptors will ever have in uniform. That’s plain out disrespect of two sure fire hall of famers.
See, now disrespect works both ways. Have you been on BK boards? HAHA they are ROASTING all of CANADA. You’re just mad because you know those old relics are going to lose to a team that according to you will never have HOF players on it. All good. They keep saying we have a few games before Miami…
It’s called confidence. Who wouldn’t have confidence with all the championship pedigree we have on our roster? I’m not mad at all, I’m very confident the and positive the Nets will be beating the Raptors. We’ll just have to wait and see(:
What’s called confidence? Going to war w 2 civil war vets? THE NORTH WON!!! When was that championship? 6 years ago? HAHA seriously though…the article is from a tabloid TO newspaper..haha.. just jokes my man. Awaiting a GREAT series, and by great I mean a Raptor sweep
They earned their disrespect.
I like the “Sun” headline……funny. I also see by the posts here that the trolls come out in full force when their ALL AMERICAN boys get chided. It goes from a discussion on the validity of the story line to an all out assault on anyone who thinks the Raps are a legitimate challenge to the ageing Nets. That’s the way to have an intelligent discussion…..Insult anyone who has a different view. GO RAPS……show the herbivores that Raptors eat herbivore meat for breakfast….LOL.
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