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David Levine -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 4:27:26 PM)

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Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
I asked Nicolas Batum why he hit Juan-Carlos Navarro in the groin. "I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said.




Prescott -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 4:32:34 PM)

Filthy act by a guy that is suddenly seeming to be unhinged. I was already glad they didn't get him, even more so now.




David Jerde -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 4:40:58 PM)

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ORIGINAL: David Levine

Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
I asked Nicolas Batum why he hit Juan-Carlos Navarro in the groin. "I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said.



I heard (not really, just made this up) that Stern was considering this as an approach to stem the tide of flopping in the NBA. Batum looks pissed in that video; wonder what led up to this (think it is more than just a flop)...




Elliot -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 4:45:02 PM)

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ORIGINAL: David Levine

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Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA
I asked Nicolas Batum why he hit Juan-Carlos Navarro in the groin. "I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said.


He should be suspended.




David Levine -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 5:06:41 PM)

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ORIGINAL: David Jerde

Batum looks pissed in that video; wonder what led up to this (think it is more than just a flop)...


His face and body language are just SUPER angry. And that's absolutely a flat out "aim for the balls" nut shot.

One of the dirtiest things I've seen in basketball.




El Duderino -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 6:01:30 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Prescott

Filthy act by a guy that is suddenly seeming to be unhinged. I was already glad they didn't get him, even more so now.


Between this and Kirilenko's performance, I can't disagree one bit.




Elliot -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 6:09:07 PM)

With the Batum nut shot, the thing that I find most troubling is that a considerable time afterward, he was still pissed enough to admit it with pride. And they that Ivan Johnson has anger issues...




Steve Lentz -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 6:16:58 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: David Levine

quote:

ORIGINAL: David Jerde

Batum looks pissed in that video; wonder what led up to this (think it is more than just a flop)...


His face and body language are just SUPER angry. And that's absolutely a flat out "aim for the balls" nut shot.

One of the dirtiest things I've seen in basketball.


Laker like.[;)]




David Levine -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 6:17:58 PM)

Batum finished the elimination game with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block on 3-for-12 shooting in 32 minutes.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports on Twitter Batum's post-game comments.

quote:

"I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said.

Told Batum some won't think groin shot is in Olympic spirit. Batum: "Do you think if you lost a game on purpose, that's the Olympic spirit?"

Batum said he believes that Spain tanked final preliminary game against Brazil to face France in quarterfinals.

Finally, I asked Batum if he felt like his punch ultimately gave Navarro a 'good reason' to flop. "I hope so," Batum said.


Batum has since issued an apology (tried to save face...) on Twitter.

quote:

I want to apologize for my stupid act at the end, I showed a bad image of France and myself, Congrats to team Spain. Still proud of my team and teamates, we gave the best from ourselves for our country. Now I cheers for the women bball team!




Elliot -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 6:25:23 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: David Levine

Batum finished the elimination game with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block on 3-for-12 shooting in 32 minutes.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports on Twitter Batum's post-game comments.

quote:

"I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said.

Told Batum some won't think groin shot is in Olympic spirit. Batum: "Do you think if you lost a game on purpose, that's the Olympic spirit?"

Batum said he believes that Spain tanked final preliminary game against Brazil to face France in quarterfinals.

Finally, I asked Batum if he felt like his punch ultimately gave Navarro a 'good reason' to flop. "I hope so," Batum said.


Batum has since issued an apology (tried to save face...) on Twitter.

quote:

I want to apologize for my stupid act at the end, I showed a bad image of France and myself, Congrats to team Spain. Still proud of my team and teamates, we gave the best from ourselves for our country. Now I cheers for the women bball team!



So someone pulled him aside on the team bus and said, 'uh, Neek...Vous avez tous fait ressembler mauvaises herbes pénis'




thebigo -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/8/2012 6:51:02 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Prescott

Filthy act by a guy that is suddenly seeming to be unhinged. I was already glad they didn't get him, even more so now.


Would have been funny if we had got him. Rubio would have froze him out for the next 4 seasons.




Brad Norman -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/9/2012 9:41:55 PM)

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/_/id/8252042/sources-dwight-howard-los-angeles-lakers-four-team-deal-complete

Sources: Howard to Lakers

A four-team trade that would send Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers is complete, multiple sources told ESPN on Thursday night.

A source with direct knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com's Marc Stein the Lakers will receive Howard, the Denver Nuggets will acquire Andre Iguodala, the 76ers will receive Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Magic will get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and one protected future first-round pick from each of the other three teams.

In addition, the Magic will be getting other pieces, including 76ers No. 1 draft pick Moe Harkless, a source told Stein.

Sources close to the process told Stein and ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne that a trade call with the league office has been scheduled for Friday to secure the necessary NBA approval to make the deal official.

Lakers forward Pau Gasol had been in and out of talks, sources told Shelburne.

Earlier Thursday, Yahoo! Sports, citing sources, reported that talks of a four-team trade involving Howard have taken place this week and have "grown serious."

Sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that Philadelphia has not spoken to Bynum or his representatives, and has no assurances he will sign a long-term extension with the team.

"The Sixers are willing to take a shot (without Bynum's commitment)," one source said.

Although Bynum signing an extension with the 76ers is not out of the question, according to a source, his stance all summer has been he only will sign an extension with the Lakers.

Bynum, who grew up about an hour away from Philadelphia in Plainsboro, N.J., could sign a three-year, $60 million extension this season or wait to become a free agent after the season and be eligible for a five-year, $102 million deal.

Near the end of July, Howard met with Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and reiterated he still wants to be traded, and if he isn't, will leave the team as a free agent after next season.

The Lakers' position on Howard has remained relatively unchanged for the past few months, league sources familiar with the situation told ESPNLosAngeles.com. The Lakers always have been willing to trade for Howard without assurances he'd re-sign with them after the season, believing that once Howard experienced a championship culture, he would want to stay.




David Levine -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/9/2012 11:03:15 PM)

Wow.

Lakers are officially scary.

Denver gets Iggy AND dumps Harrington just for Afflalo and a 1st? Total steal.

The Magic get the shaft.




Matt Lang -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 1:33:22 AM)

Geez what an awful trade for Orlando.

Team Receives in trade
Lakers Dwight Howard
Nuggets Andre Iguodala
76ers Andrew Bynum, Jason Richardson
Magic* Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless
*- Magic also will receive a protected 1st-round pick from each of the other three teams




Matt Lang -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 1:37:30 AM)

That trade is so bad for Orlando that their franchise should be immediately taken away and closed down due to sheer incompentence.




Ian Joseph -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 2:02:56 AM)

I saw this coming and didn't at the same time, if this makes any sense.

But, now, we gotta win. No excuse.




Elliot -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 4:49:00 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Matt Lang

Geez what an awful trade for Orlando.

Team Receives in trade
Lakers Dwight Howard
Nuggets Andre Iguodala
76ers Andrew Bynum, Jason Richardson
Magic* Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless
*- Magic also will receive a protected 1st-round pick from each of the other three teams


According to Woj, the Nets final offer in July: Lopez, Humphries (1 year, $9.6M), Brooks, 4 unprotected No. 1's for Howard, JRich, Duhon, Clark.




Elliot -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 4:53:01 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Matt Lang

That trade is so bad for Orlando that their franchise should be immediately taken away and closed down due to sheer incompentence.


I watched the press conference on NBA.TV when they announced Jacque Vaughn as their head coach. Everyone on the podium (including Hennigan) seemed in over their head.




SoMnFan -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 7:42:27 AM)

Niiiiice.




TJSweens -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 10:08:50 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Matt Lang

That trade is so bad for Orlando that their franchise should be immediately taken away and closed down due to sheer incompentence.


Didn't the NBA void a infinitely fairer trade for Paul a year ago? This is unbelievable. The other GM's should be lighting up cigarettes and asking Orlando if it was good for them too.




kgdabom -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 10:34:36 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Matt Lang

That trade is so bad for Orlando that their franchise should be immediately taken away and closed down due to sheer incompentence.

The Magic are receiving four first round draft picks. One is Moe Harkless and the other three are protected firsts. Lakers don't give up the pick until 2017. Bynum wanted to stay with Lakers. They might get him back when he becomes a free agent. This makes me sick. If the Lakers win another title I am going to have to hear about Kobe and his six rings. The ones he has have basically come to him gift wrapped. While Howard can't expect to be fed the ball anymore his scoring average should go up as he will get many opportunities rebounding Kobe's missed shots. [&:]




kgdabom -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 10:46:46 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Elliot

quote:

ORIGINAL: Matt Lang

Geez what an awful trade for Orlando.

Team Receives in trade
Lakers Dwight Howard
Nuggets Andre Iguodala
76ers Andrew Bynum, Jason Richardson
Magic* Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless
*- Magic also will receive a protected 1st-round pick from each of the other three teams


According to Woj, the Nets final offer in July: Lopez, Humphries (1 year, $9.6M), Brooks, 4 unprotected No. 1's for Howard, JRich, Duhon, Clark.

Wow that offer sure looks a lot better than the one they got in the end.




kgdabom -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 10:50:03 AM)

Bynum, who grew up about an hour away from Philadelphia in Plainsboro, N.J., could sign a three-year, $60 million extension this season or wait to become a free agent after the season and be eligible for a five-year, $102 million deal.

If Bynum is smart he will sign the extension now and get the $60 Million before the career ending injury that is coming some time soon.




David Levine -> RE: NBA Talk 2012 (8/10/2012 10:57:06 AM)

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ORIGINAL: TJSweens

quote:

ORIGINAL: Matt Lang

That trade is so bad for Orlando that their franchise should be immediately taken away and closed down due to sheer incompentence.


Didn't the NBA void a infinitely fairer trade for Paul a year ago? This is unbelievable. The other GM's should be lighting up cigarettes and asking Orlando if it was good for them too.


They did, but that was a special case - the League owned the Hornets at the time, so Stern could step in.




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