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Annual "celtics have fringe stars" ESPN post.
« on: August 20, 2018, 05:04:19 PM »

Offline Erik

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The obligatory annual celtics **** post where Kyrie, hayward and horford are fringe stars on ESPN went live.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24380606/nba-superteam-rankings-warriors-rockets-celtics-teams-most-star-power

At least this year they admitted their system means nothing as theyre the favorites to win the east. Waste of time. Felt like giving you guys a laugh.

Re: Annual "celtics have fringe stars" ESPN post.
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 05:09:24 PM »

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Yeah, their methodology is terrible, which is basically why the disregard it when listing the teams.


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Re: Annual "celtics have fringe stars" ESPN post.
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 05:28:15 PM »

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Yeah, Kyrie, Hayward and Horford are fringe stars, but Ben Simmons and Porzingis are already MVP candidates  ::)

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 05:55:40 PM »

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Overheard two weeks ago, in the ESPN conference room: "Hey, we're not getting enough clicks and we've lost almost every writer with a shred of journalistic ability. Let's design an NBA ranking system that translates a bogus advanced metric into an arbitrary point system, the result of which are team rankings that have no correlation to anything meaningful on the court!"


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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 07:00:14 PM »

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Horford 2
Irving 2
Hayward 1


IT 3
Melo 2
Lillard 8
Covington 3

While...
Paul George 2
Beal 1


Yeah, makes total sense. An It, Melo, and Covington led team would probably be the worst team in the league, but ESPN would have them ahead of the C's.

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 07:18:38 PM »

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Only needed to read as far as the first mention of RPM before I knew this would be garbage.

I'm not sure what amazes me more, that ESPN continues to push that nonsense, or that there are people stupid enough to buy into it.

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 07:20:47 PM »

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Horford 2
Irving 2
Hayward 1


IT 3
Melo 2
Lillard 8
Covington 3

While...
Paul George 2
Beal 1


Yeah, makes total sense. An It, Melo, and Covington led team would probably be the worst team in the league, but ESPN would have them ahead of the C's.
Lol, Beal and Hayward being 1/3 of fricken Covington is hilarious

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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 07:21:24 PM »

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Yea covington as a star is ridiculous.

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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 08:55:25 PM »

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As long as we're playing in June 2019 they can call us whatever they want, lol

June 17, 2019 - to be exact. That will be our 11th anniversary of that glorious game 6 win over our hated rivals the Lakers.
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Only needed to read as far as the first mention of RPM before I knew this would be garbage.

I'm not sure what amazes me more, that ESPN continues to push that nonsense, or that there are people stupid enough to buy into it.
Yup...TP my friend.

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2018, 09:26:03 PM »

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That article and methodology is so dumb.
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2018, 09:34:40 PM »

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If we could only trade Kyrie + Hayward + Horford for IT + Milsap + Jokic... then we'd be a *real* team!
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man I can't wait for training camp / the season to get here.

Our team is going to be great...enough of all the projections / predictions.  Lets get to playing games and see how many teams really want to see us on nightly basis.  Once we get acclimated back to having GH in the lineup we going to be tough to stop.

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Face it, ESPN hates us and disses on us any chance they get.