fightphoe93 posted:

Yeah the Boston comment rubbed me the wrong way a little bit as well.  One thing I will say for Boston, I think they'll be a much tougher out this year with no Kyrie to drag them down.  

Except that's balanced out by not having Horford. If that team still had Horford, they'd be a much tougher out. 

lambeausouth posted:

And even now, they're hyping Boston as having a great chance at being in the Finals. 

 ESPN

I’m so lucky to have Fox Sports WI and not have to watch any national bs.  Of course I have YouTube TV and just got notice that Sinclair and Google are in a dispute so I’m losing FS WI in a couple of days😡- hope they get it worked out soon!

Just got home from Fiserve. It was Throwback Night....Bucks did a great job filling the forum with energy, probably one of the best atmospheres in my many games to the Forum. Great music, fun events, tons of throw back uniforms.....and Kareem was there. 

Bucks were like a well oiled machine. 13 players played 10 minutes or more. 133-87 and OKC has won 14 of their last 17 so they are no slouch.

So much fun !!

 

It’s come to the point with me that I just look past the bullshit.  You know, Lakers this, Harden (MVP) that, the Bucks haven’t won anything, Giannis may go elsewhere, yadda yadda yadda. 

In the end what I do think matters is you continue to improve and stay hungry and motivated.   This team - starting with Giannis - seems to have that laser focus and don’t care about the stats or the drama and that’s a good place for this team to be.  It also appears that they are developing that killer mentality that every good team needs to have to push you past the finish line. 

To be a championship team in the NBA it seems you have to take your lumps before eventually getting over. It’s almost like a rite of passage.  Last years playoff experience (disappointment) should prepare them well for what’s coming in May and hopefully June.   

 

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Cheezers posted:
lambeausouth posted:

And even now, they're hyping Boston as having a great chance at being in the Finals. 

 ESPN

I’m so lucky to have Fox Sports WI and not have to watch any national bs.  Of course I have YouTube TV and just got notice that Sinclair and Google are in a dispute so I’m losing FS WI in a couple of days😡- hope they get it worked out soon!

Fox Sports Wisconsin? What's that? I live in Wisconsin and have not ever had that channel in my cable line up.

Tschmack posted:

It’s come to the point with me that I just look past the bullshit.  You know, Lakers this, Harden (MVP) that, the Bucks haven’t won anything, Giannis may go elsewhere, yadda yadda yadda. 

In the end what I do think matters is you continue to improve and stay hungry and motivated.   This team - starting with Giannis - seems to have that laser focus and don’t care about the stats or the drama and that’s a good place for this team to be.  It also appears that they are developing that killer mentality that every good team needs to have to push you past the finish line. 

To be a championship team in the NBA it seems you have to take your lumps before eventually getting over. It’s almost like a rite of passage.  Last years playoff experience (disappointment) should prepare them well for what’s coming in May and hopefully June.   

 

You have to remember that the ESPN panel had Paul Prentice, former Celtic, on it. All his pro Boston crap is just that. Crap. All the other heads on that panel were saying Giannis should on a bigger market team and taking jabs at the Milwaukee market. I think they are actually afraid of the Bucks. I do not think they have seen anything like them, ever! I'd like to hear what Kareem has to say about Milwaukee, this year. I'm betting it isn't about the Bucks being in a smaller market or about Boston getting into the play offs.

Re: Harden 😆😂  

What Giannis said was true. "I want someone who is going to pass the ball" He didn't question Hardens skill level. 

What Harden said is not true "7 feet tall & only dunk" When Giannis does dunk, he usually has to fight through 3 or more defenders on his way to the rim. This ain't some pickup game at the YMCA. That takes skill in the NBA. Not to mention Giannis pops 3's & has been working on that deadly turn around "Durant style" mid-range jumper. They call Durant the Slim Reaper. Giannis might have to be called the Greek Ripper

Rockets aren't going to make the finals. They might get past first round but It sure would be juicy if they did make finals vs. Milwaukee.

Coach Budd has a big job the next 8 weeks. Keeping this entire team sharp with virtually nothing to play for.

Bucks have 23 left. They could lose all 23 & still be the 6 seed. If they go 11-12, they're still no worse than the 3rd seed, provided Toronto or Boston don't lose 3 or more. If they go 14-9 worst they can end up is #2.

Coach Budd has a big job ahead of him. 

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Cheezers posted:
lambeausouth posted:

And even now, they're hyping Boston as having a great chance at being in the Finals. 

 ESPN

I’m so lucky to have Fox Sports WI and not have to watch any national bs.  Of course I have YouTube TV and just got notice that Sinclair and Google are in a dispute so I’m losing FS WI in a couple of days😡- hope they get it worked out soon!

Cheezers, thats terrible news.  We “cut the cable” a couple years ago and when choosing a streaming package my one qualifier was - it had to have a regional sports package with Fox’s Sports Wisconsin. I dont watch much “TV” but when I do its gonna be the Brewers and Bucks. Went with DirecTV Now which is now AT&T TV Now. Have to go up a few packages to get FSW but we are paying less than half of what we paid Spectrum Cable .