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Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #60 on: October 26, 2017, 07:48:30 AM »

Offline ChillyWilly

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I like Brad Steven's era of basketball. Fast paced, lots of ball movement, great spacing and get back on D. Guys playing above their skill level is a ton of fun to watch.

Maybe I'm not old enough to appreciate the grind of post play. Although I think others agree as basketball is growing during this 3 ball explosion.

I'm curious what the age group is of the people finding current NBA boring.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #61 on: October 26, 2017, 08:29:17 AM »

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I am a weird guy-I'm in my mid teens yet I prefer the old grind it out style in the post or the 60s Celtics fastbreak/70s Celtics run ans gun. However this era is still fun to watch although I do not like how people are calling arm bars that ride on players' hips as "handchecks", a handcheck is literally putting a hand to block your way while you're driving, not riding on your hip with an arm bar.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2017, 08:58:16 AM »

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not a big fan of the current game.  I appreciate good post play.   I miss watching Kevin Mchale's mastery of post moves.  much more enjoyable than watching a bunch of guards chuck 3's all game.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2017, 09:03:47 AM »

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I'd like to see more skill...passing, shooting mid-range shots, dribbling.  The 3 entices guys to take bad shots and I get tired of watching players that can't shoot them, jack them up constantly.

It's a lazy way to play a beautiful team game.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #64 on: October 26, 2017, 09:11:45 AM »

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Nope. I found the 1990s Knicks/Pistons style of play totally unwatchable. Easily the worst era of basketball. Iso-ball with bigs, pound-pound-pound the ball for 20 seconds, skilled players on the perimeter neutralized by rules that allowed slow beefy defenders to ride them.

They could make things a little better by tightening up the officiating on post defenders; give the bigs a little more opportunity on offense. But the good teams don't just jack up 3s. I don't see how you could watch the Warriors or (when they're on) the Celtics and think that's boring, no-skill offense. Did the Wizards-Celtics series last year bore you, or the Finals? If so, I don't think basketball is the game for you.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #65 on: October 26, 2017, 09:25:48 AM »

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There are middle grounds between complete space and pace basketball and the brutally slow early 2000's type era basketball guys.
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Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2017, 09:32:17 AM »

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I can't shake the feeling Antoine Walker would be an all- NBA forward in this league, and might even play center,  and that concept terrifies me.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2017, 09:43:29 AM »

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Nope. I found the 1990s Knicks/Pistons style of play totally unwatchable. Easily the worst era of basketball. Iso-ball with bigs, pound-pound-pound the ball for 20 seconds, skilled players on the perimeter neutralized by rules that allowed slow beefy defenders to ride them.

They could make things a little better by tightening up the officiating on post defenders; give the bigs a little more opportunity on offense. But the good teams don't just jack up 3s. I don't see how you could watch the Warriors or (when they're on) the Celtics and think that's boring, no-skill offense. Did the Wizards-Celtics series last year bore you, or the Finals? If so, I don't think basketball is the game for you.
90'S Basketball was basically a public mugging.  awful basketball

As for what's not boring -- I dislike the current NBA product to the point that I don't care to watch any game that's not a Celtics game.  At least back in the 80's, with a bigger variety of team offensive styles, games between non-Celtic teams could be interesting.  I just don't care for the current product they put out.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #68 on: October 26, 2017, 11:33:14 AM »

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i guess if Curry is on your team you luv it .

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #69 on: October 26, 2017, 12:09:25 PM »

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Nope. I found the 1990s Knicks/Pistons style of play totally unwatchable. Easily the worst era of basketball. Iso-ball with bigs, pound-pound-pound the ball for 20 seconds, skilled players on the perimeter neutralized by rules that allowed slow beefy defenders to ride them.

Ugh, remember Mark Jackson posting up around the 3 pt line and just using his butt to push closer to the rim for 15 seconds straight? Or those old Cleveland teams with Fat Shawn Kemp just walking the ball up and dragging out the shot clock every possession to try and win 83-78?

I wouldn't mind seeing more skilled post play or a less dominant top contender, but the product is so, so much better than it was for most of my life.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #70 on: October 26, 2017, 12:25:14 PM »

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I'm beginning to think it's not so much the traditional big that is going away. It's the mediocre big. In some cases certain mediocre bigs are being replaced by different mediocre bigs. Like instead of Sully the league has KO.


I think there is something to this.

It seems kind of wrong that a player like Anthony Tolliver -- basically just a spot up specialist -- can hang around in the league forever, while physically gifted and skilled power forwards without a 3 point shot regularly fall out of rotations, or out of the league entirely.

In a lot of ways, a team is probably better off with somebody like Mirza Teletovic simply hanging out in the corner, instead of trying to make it work with somebody like Thaddeus Young or Derrick Favors.

It feels like there ought to be a place in the league for Kenneth Faried to play more than 20 minutes for a bad team, but right now, there really isn't.

That does seem like a problem.  Ideally the game would favor the most talented players seeing the most floor time, but the power forward position seems to have reached a point where if you can't have an athletic skilled swing man (e.g. Jayson Tatum) or an all-around big man (e.g. Anthony Davis), you'd be better off just parking a 6'8-6'10'' spot up shooter at that spot who won't totally kill you defensively.
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Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #71 on: October 26, 2017, 04:21:29 PM »

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The Nets attempted 46 three point attempts last night. Houston attempts 42 three pointers a game. They are strictly free throws and 3 pointers. It's an "efficient" strategy, but not a fun one to watch. I hate watching Houston play.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2017, 04:38:29 PM »

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The Nets attempted 46 three point attempts last night. Houston attempts 42 three pointers a game. They are strictly free throws and 3 pointers. It's an "efficient" strategy, but not a fun one to watch. I hate watching Houston play.


That's fair, but was it necessarily better in the past?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPtznMjFRG4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWTzbxERzTg


When I watch old clips I mostly notice the greater prevalence of 1-on-1 plays, whether it's driving by the guard or a post-up by a big or wing.  In a lot of the players, only 1-2 players on each team is really involved at any given time.
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Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2017, 06:04:04 PM »

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In general yes without a doubt.  Now watching the great ball movement on the warriors team AND the fact that curry doesn't know the translation of range make their offense fun to watch.  But most teams the drive and kick for guys standing outside the arc is boring, horrible and completely uninteresting.
I love the passing and vision of basketball.  The cut by horford other night and irvings pass were wonderful.  I want to watch guys like rondo, Stockton, bird, magic insert the names.  Also I like boxing out and rebounding and even playing defense.

Ugh showing my age.  Hate the lack of effort on the basic things and the lackluster offense in MOST of today's game.

Re: Do you find the 3 ball era to be boring?
« Reply #74 on: October 26, 2017, 06:42:03 PM »

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I値l take the current 3 point trend over the mid 2000s style of slash, gash, and gasp if you don稚 get to shoot free throws.