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Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread

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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1821 » by Fierce1 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:02 am

Bleeding Green wrote:Sure he's a better passer, but it doesn't mean anything. He's terrible. No shot you actually think he's a better defender. Maybe five years ago.


It's harder to get a shot off against Wall because he's 3 inches taller than Kemba.

Kemba has always been a defensive liability.

John Wall has never been a defensive liability.

On defense, every Celtic fan knows Kemba always gets picked on.
Opposing teams make a concerted effort to get the ball to whoever Kemba's guarding.

So size alone gives John Wall the advantage on defense.
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Post#1822 » by moonie_mcgee » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:17 am

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moonie_mcgee wrote:
Parliament10 wrote:Amen


Every society on this planet has some extent of prejudice. Be it a modern western, a modern eastern, or a traditional society on any continent or island group. All societies are naturally suspicious of outsiders be it a country, kingdom, tribe or clan. Traditional societies in the New Guinea highlands, the Amazon basin, Africa and South Asia, can be as "prejudice" as any other society. Great OT topic btw. Jared Diamond is one of my favorite writers ("Guns, Germs and Steel", "Collapse", and "The Third Chimpanzee").


How are black people outsiders? We were not only here BEFORE the Spaniards (before the Vikings too), we were on the Niña, Pinta and SM with them! If anyone is an outsider it's Europeans! I wish this wasn't a message board about the Celtics because I really want to go in. Can't have real conversations about anything like this here (not wrong necessarily but annoying)! People are prejudice, that's true and fine but it's when you use that prejudice to harm other people that's the problem!

I honestly don't know why that was the thing you thought to write about in response to that video. W/e, do you!


I didn’t mean outsiders in that way. I'm very sorry. I meant no disrespect.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1823 » by Homerclease » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:00 pm

Read on Twitter
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Post#1824 » by BostonCouchGM » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:13 pm

Parliament10 wrote:
moonie_mcgee wrote:
Parliament10 wrote:Amen


Every society on this planet has some extent of prejudice. Be it a modern western, a modern eastern, or a traditional society on any continent or island group. All societies are naturally suspicious of outsiders be it a country, kingdom, tribe or clan. Traditional societies in the New Guinea highlands, the Amazon basin, Africa and South Asia, can be as "prejudice" as any other society. Great OT topic btw. Jared Diamond is one of my favorite writers ("Guns, Germs and Steel", "Collapse", and "The Third Chimpanzee").

You didn't need to make a point of saying that.


and you didn't need to post Smart's political statement either. No politics remember?
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Post#1825 » by Bleeding Green » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:14 pm

'Racism is bad' is hardly a political statement.
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Post#1826 » by Parliament10 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:00 pm

BostonCouchGM wrote:
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moonie_mcgee wrote:
Every society on this planet has some extent of prejudice. Be it a modern western, a modern eastern, or a traditional society on any continent or island group. All societies are naturally suspicious of outsiders be it a country, kingdom, tribe or clan. Traditional societies in the New Guinea highlands, the Amazon basin, Africa and South Asia, can be as "prejudice" as any other society. Great OT topic btw. Jared Diamond is one of my favorite writers ("Guns, Germs and Steel", "Collapse", and "The Third Chimpanzee").

You didn't need to make a point of saying that.


and you didn't need to post Smart's political statement either. No politics remember?

First off. I didn't post it.
Second of all. Don't backseat Mod.
Third, it isn't a political statement.

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Post#1827 » by Fencer reregistered » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:17 pm

Parliament10 wrote:
zoyathedestroya wrote:
Read on Twitter

Amen


Well said. Nothing in there anybody should disagree with.

He doesn't have Jaylen's skillset, so perhaps it's best that he doesn't follow Jaylen's example of diving into particulars that are legitimately controversial. But good job by him of helping raise awareness.

Nor, of course, is what Marcus said anything new.

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Post#1828 » by sportfan6197 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:24 pm



i don't think stats do any justice here.

wall is going to come off as in inefficient chucker but he's playing on a team that had an nearly 100% MID SEASON roster turnover with a first time coach. walker was eased back into a team that for the most part has played with each other successfully for a couple years.

If wall had kemba's contract, I would be willing to make that swap. I'm not gonna pretend to know how his defense has held up, but i think we all know he's a far better playmaker, and his size would help for switching.

scoring wise, kemba is better but wall is still showing he can attack the rim at will. 30% of his shots are at the rim. Kemba? 10%.

also leads to wall getting a 30% FT rate to 20% from Kemba

that's something we sorely need more of.
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Post#1829 » by RB34 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:57 am

Where tf is Romeo..
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Post#1830 » by celtics543 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:56 am

RB34 wrote:Where tf is Romeo..


I think you mean "Romeo, Romeo, where fore art thou Romeo?"
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Post#1831 » by Gomes3PC » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:46 pm

It would be very "2021 Celtics" for Romeo to come in, look like the missing piece on the wing for 3-4 games, and then reinjure himself and miss the rest of the year.
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Post#1832 » by Fencer reregistered » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:45 am

celtics543 wrote:
RB34 wrote:Where tf is Romeo..


I think you mean "Romeo, Romeo, where fore art thou Romeo?"


Either version works.

All roads lead to Romeo.
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Post#1833 » by celtics543 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:40 am

Fencer reregistered wrote:
celtics543 wrote:
RB34 wrote:Where tf is Romeo..


I think you mean "Romeo, Romeo, where fore art thou Romeo?"


Either version works.

All roads lead to Romeo.


True true. We have to be patient though

Romeo wasn't built in a day
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Post#1834 » by Fencer reregistered » Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:16 pm

celtics543 wrote:
Fencer reregistered wrote:
celtics543 wrote:
I think you mean "Romeo, Romeo, where fore art thou Romeo?"


Either version works.

All roads lead to Romeo.


True true. We have to be patient though

Romeo wasn't built in a day


Your Romeo will be here at night.
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Re: Official Celtics 2020-21 Regular Season Thread 

Post#1835 » by Ernest » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:59 pm

What the hell have I walked into. Race relations and Shakespeare? Everyone needs to get their thumbs out of their butts!
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Post#1836 » by chrisab123 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:01 pm

RB34 wrote:Where tf is Romeo..


Hes offically too good for the NBA. Having him on the court would give the Celtics such an advantage that the League has asked the C's not to play him. They want to keep competitive balance.
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Post#1837 » by Fencer reregistered » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:31 am

Ernest wrote:What the hell have I walked into. Race relations and Shakespeare? Everyone needs to get their thumbs out of their butts!


Sometimes a post is just a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

(I actually wanted to use that line as a preamble to my dissertation. My advisor wouldn't let me. He did, however, allow a quatrain from Gilbert & Sullivan.)
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Post#1838 » by celtics543 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:34 am

Fencer reregistered wrote:
Ernest wrote:What the hell have I walked into. Race relations and Shakespeare? Everyone needs to get their thumbs out of their butts!


Sometimes a post is just a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

(I actually wanted to use that line as a preamble to my dissertation. My advisor wouldn't let me. He did, however, allow a quatrain from Gilbert & Sullivan.)


Well I can assure you that this physics teacher has completely run out of Shakespeare references but if it changes to Newton puns I'm back in a big way.
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Post#1839 » by FlatearthZorro » Thu Apr 1, 2021 8:21 am

I'm gonna be serious here, we really need to consider tanking. They are saying this is the best draft in 20 years. We're trash, we aren't good and we aren't competing at a high enough level. Let's just not make the playoffs and get a top 10 pick. This could be a huge asset to a trade or just drafting a high level big man(obviously when I say big I mean 6'8 tops, we don't draft dudes who are above 6'9).
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Post#1840 » by thebirdman » Thu Apr 1, 2021 8:52 am

FlatearthZorro wrote:I'm gonna be serious here, we really need to consider tanking. They are saying this is the best draft in 20 years. We're trash, we aren't good and we aren't competing at a high enough level. Let's just not make the playoffs and get a top 10 pick. This could be a huge asset to a trade or just drafting a high level big man(obviously when I say big I mean 6'8 tops, we don't draft dudes who are above 6'9).


Best we can finish I guess is about 10th. Unless Tatum goes down with an injury. East at the bottom is brutal everybody tanking hard...

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