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Posted: 3/14/2005 2:31:00 AM EST
... basketball???

I think they should start both teams at 80 points and have the game 5 minutes long.

Just cut to the chase.

So much time spent just watching these guys from one end of the court to the other and back and forth and back...

Please, let it end!!!
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:33:33 AM EST
Basketball is an intense game. If you ever wanted to get in shape relatively quickly, play basketball. NBA basketball has been choking on its own vomit for the better part of ten years now.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:34:33 AM EST
Is that the one where the pituitary cases try to stuff a ball through a hoop?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:38:03 AM EST
No! I love the basketball just not the pros though.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:38:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rodent:
Is that the one where the pituitary cases try to stuff a ball through a hoop?




Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:45:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By Greg3:
No! I love the basketball just not the pros though.



I can watch a high school game when I'm right there in the gym.

When this stuff starts preempting the regular TV schedule it gets annoying.

For entertainment value, it ranks right up there with watching tennis.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:59:27 AM EST
I have no interest in basketball whatsoever. That said however, I am compelled to give credit where credit is due.

Artis Gilmore had, by far, the most aesthetically forceful and all around greatest hair in sports history. It must also be noted that it was NOT the product of steroids. This hair was REAL.

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:00:18 AM EST
I'll bet soccer gives more of a workout than BBall.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:03:30 AM EST
Basket ball is the most physical sport around...period.

There is alot more to it then you think.

SGtar15
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:04:11 AM EST
I can get into basketball somewhat. Though I only follow Virginia Tech's games and other teams in the ACC though I rarely will watch time (I watched 4 games this year). Professional basketball just downright sucks.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:06:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Basket ball is the most physical sport around...period.



I think wrestling's more grueling. No time outs every 2 minutes.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:07:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Basket ball is the most physical sport around...period.



I think wrestling's more grueling. No time outs every 2 minutes.



time outs are not every 2 minutes. And no one wrestles for 2 hours. Bball you run constantly, soccer is similar. Both are endurance sports.

SGatr15
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:10:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 3:11:36 AM EST by raven]

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Basket ball is the most physical sport around...period.



I think wrestling's more grueling. No time outs every 2 minutes.



time outs are not every 2 minutes. And no one wrestles for 2 hours. Bball you run constantly, soccer is similar. Both are endurance sports.

SGatr15



Aerobic. Wresting is anaerobic, and you can't let up or go easy for a moment if you want to win. In soccer and Basketball, you can lay back a little, you get switched out, hit the bench. In wrestling it's you and your oppenent going balls to the wall with maximum effort until someone wins.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:12:57 AM EST
Watching BBall is ok but the NBA is crap. I actually find it more entertaining to watch NCAA or even European BBall then the NBA.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:22:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Basketball is an intense game during the last few minutes




fixed it
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:36:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 3:36:28 AM EST by thelastgunslinger]

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Basket ball Football is the most physical sport around...period.





Fixed
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:38:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Basket ball Football is the most physical sport around...period.





Fixed



Oh please! They run 5 seconds and rest.

SGatr15
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:40:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Basket ball Football is the most physical sport around...period.





Fixed



Oh please! They run 5 seconds and rest.

SGatr15



5-10 seconds, and those are the most intensely played seconds in any sport.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:41:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Echo_Hotel:
I have no interest in basketball whatsoever. That said however, I am compelled to give credit where credit is due.

Artis Gilmore had, by far, the most aesthetically forceful and all around greatest hair in sports history. It must also be noted that it was NOT the product of steroids. This hair was REAL.

img.photobucket.com/albums/0603/Dwoog34/AthleticHair.jpg



Sorry man - Doc was the Afro King.


Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:44:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brohawk:

When this stuff starts preempting the regular TV schedule it gets annoying.

For entertainment value, it ranks right up there with watching tennis grass grow.








Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:51:06 AM EST
All basketball sucks. Talk about terminally boring. I would rather give myself lasik eye surgery with a plastic spoon/fork thingy than watch the NBA. College hoops is a bit more exciting, the players leave it all on the court in hopes of making the NBA where they won't have to work hard anymore and can lay back until retirement.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:54:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By K31:

Sorry man - Doc was the Afro King.

www.remembertheaba.com/OnlyintheABAMaterial/ErvingBenchProfileGlance.JPG



I'll grant you, the "J" had powerful hair. However, his didn't rise to a fierce, trinagular peak as did Gilmore's. Gilmore's doo was so imposing that opponents he was guarding literally could not see the opposite end of the court, let alone the basket. Getting off an accurate shot was impossible with him in front of you. What's more, it is well known that things got "lost" in Gilmore's hair, never to be seen again (birds, errant golf balls, small animals, etc.; there were rumors about Jimmy Hoffa's body).

His hair was one of the few things that ever left Howard Cosell, who was genuinely enamored of large, athletic black men, speechless.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:10:41 AM EST
I only watch the last 4-5 minutes myself, only part that counts IMHO.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:13:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By dvr9:
I would rather give myself lasik eye surgery with a plastic spoon/fork thingy than watch the NBA.



That's called a "spork."
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:13:44 AM EST
sure as hell beats baseball
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:21:09 AM EST
Yep. Boring.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:26:46 AM EST
I don't care for sports to begin with, and I think basketball is the worst one. I would be willing to watch just about any other sport before I watched basketball.
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