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Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2021, 07:39:53 PM »

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Here's one that's going to tick people off: The Lakers will be competing for a title. I think they'll make the Western Conference Finals, and depending on who they've got to play have a chance to make it to the finals.


Lebron doesn't care about record. He just needs to get to the 6 seed, which they're currently at. The west is as weak as it's ever been, and he'll turn it on from April on.

Last year if AD3 and LeBron were healthy, they would have steamrolled the Suns enroute to NBA Finals as a number 7 seed.

I think they might have a shot this year if they're very healthy. Low seed doesn't matter as well as home-court. As long as you have superstar talent and healthy it's good enough.

Ofc if one of them gets injured then it's an early playoff exit for them

Do you see this current Lakers a team with Westbrook getting past the warriors who are like 18-3 and don’t have klay yet? Or getting past Suns who seemingly have had improvement from bridges, booker, ayton and Johnson (with perhaps modest decline from paul). This seems like a tough sell

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2021, 08:08:05 PM »

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Man, I don't expect the Lakers to get out of the first round if they do not fire Frank Vogel.

They could stand a fighting chance in the playoffs if they (1) fire Vogel (2) go small (3) make small role player changes to add some better shooting / quick footed defenders.

Without all 3 of those changes, I do not see them having a chance in the postseason. They are too badly constructed. You cannot have Westbrook and LeBron together without small ball spread offense, quality shooters and willing quick footed defenders.

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2021, 08:18:12 PM »

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Here's one that's going to tick people off: The Lakers will be competing for a title. I think they'll make the Western Conference Finals, and depending on who they've got to play have a chance to make it to the finals.


Lebron doesn't care about record. He just needs to get to the 6 seed, which they're currently at. The west is as weak as it's ever been, and he'll turn it on from April on.

Last year if AD3 and LeBron were healthy, they would have steamrolled the Suns enroute to NBA Finals as a number 7 seed.

I think they might have a shot this year if they're very healthy. Low seed doesn't matter as well as home-court. As long as you have superstar talent and healthy it's good enough.

Ofc if one of them gets injured then it's an early playoff exit for them

When was the last time those two have been healthy?

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2021, 08:53:26 PM »

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Here's one that's going to tick people off: The Lakers will be competing for a title. I think they'll make the Western Conference Finals, and depending on who they've got to play have a chance to make it to the finals.


Lebron doesn't care about record. He just needs to get to the 6 seed, which they're currently at. The west is as weak as it's ever been, and he'll turn it on from April on.

Last year if AD3 and LeBron were healthy, they would have steamrolled the Suns enroute to NBA Finals as a number 7 seed.

I think they might have a shot this year if they're very healthy. Low seed doesn't matter as well as home-court. As long as you have superstar talent and healthy it's good enough.

Ofc if one of them gets injured then it's an early playoff exit for them

When was the last time those two have been healthy?

2020 bubble lol

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2021, 08:58:24 PM »

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Here's one that's going to tick people off: The Lakers will be competing for a title. I think they'll make the Western Conference Finals, and depending on who they've got to play have a chance to make it to the finals.


Lebron doesn't care about record. He just needs to get to the 6 seed, which they're currently at. The west is as weak as it's ever been, and he'll turn it on from April on.

Last year if AD3 and LeBron were healthy, they would have steamrolled the Suns enroute to NBA Finals as a number 7 seed.

I think they might have a shot this year if they're very healthy. Low seed doesn't matter as well as home-court. As long as you have superstar talent and healthy it's good enough.

Ofc if one of them gets injured then it's an early playoff exit for them

When was the last time those two have been healthy?

2020 bubble lol

Yeah if omnicron shuts down the season for 3.5 months, they are kept in bubble wrap at a location with 16 teams they could definitely be healthy  ;D

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2021, 09:01:47 PM »

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Unpopular opinion; league is about half as rigged as the WWF.

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2021, 10:32:07 PM »

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Lillard will never win anything

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Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2021, 11:32:32 PM »

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Here's one that's going to tick people off: The Lakers will be competing for a title. I think they'll make the Western Conference Finals, and depending on who they've got to play have a chance to make it to the finals.


Lebron doesn't care about record. He just needs to get to the 6 seed, which they're currently at. The west is as weak as it's ever been, and he'll turn it on from April on.

Last year if AD3 and LeBron were healthy, they would have steamrolled the Suns enroute to NBA Finals as a number 7 seed.

I think they might have a shot this year if they're very healthy. Low seed doesn't matter as well as home-court. As long as you have superstar talent and healthy it's good enough.

Ofc if one of them gets injured then it's an early playoff exit for them

When was the last time those two have been healthy?

2020 bubble lol

Yeah if omnicron shuts down the season for 3.5 months, they are kept in bubble wrap at a location with 16 teams they could definitely be healthy  ;D

True but I mean they were 49-14 with the best record in the west before the NBA shut down  :(

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2021, 12:22:09 AM »

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Shocking: this thread turned into a LeBron discussion.

In other news: the sky is blue.

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2021, 01:50:12 AM »

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This isn’t mine but I’m still a fan of this Bill Simmons hot take.

Unpopular Hot Take: In the next off-season there will be a ‘report’ from a media puppet, hand picked by LeBron James. The article will entail how James and his family miss Cleveland and that he’d love to finish his career there 😉😉.

LeBron’s re-return to the Cavs will magically and coincidentally coincide with the franchise having Allen, Mobley, Okoro, Garland on its roster and a lottery pick that can be converted into…Bronny James.

LeBron spins jumping ship from the sinking SS Laker, into the final chapter of his career he always intended.
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Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2021, 03:49:02 AM »

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I think bagley can still be a star.

Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2021, 04:24:38 AM »

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We should do whatever it takes to draft Bronny Jr. because it ensures LeBron ends his career a Celtic. We can never say that of
MJ and Magic, but it would be cool to be able to say it of Russell, Bird, Shaq and LeBron, particularly if we won a championship.
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Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2021, 04:31:22 AM »

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Unpopular opinion; league is about half as rigged as the WWF.

This. And the Lakers are Hulk Hogan.
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Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2021, 09:14:28 AM »

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Re: What is Your Unpopular NBA Hot Take?
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2021, 09:17:07 AM »

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  • Jokic is a top 6 Center of all time. Prime Arvydas Sabonis was even better. Too bad his prime was cut short. If it weren't for the injuries, Sabas would have been a GOAT candidate.
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  • Magic is the GOAT.
  • Duncan is modern-day Bill Russell: the ultimate team player, the ultimate winner. He should be viewed as a GOAT candidate. I'd take him above all his contemporaries but LeBron.
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