Watching basketball with boomers

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What is the worst part about watching basketball with boomers?

Pro players should never miss a free throw, they make millions of dollars
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23%
That's a travel
3
6%
What's with that guy's hair?
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21%
No fundamentals these days
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23%
Shooting form analysis
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2%
College basketball is better/more pure
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21%
Why dont they play zone
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You never saw (random mediocre 70s guy) play
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2%
 
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Re: Watching basketball with boomers 

Post#21 » by Clyde Frazier » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:49 pm

Fun fact: some boomers love today's game and don't complain about any of the stuff in the poll. They have the same complaints we have, and their "back in my day" stories are about great players and how they influenced the game.

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Post#22 » by Stillwater » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:50 pm

rickbrunson wrote:They always complain about the same crap.

the no fundamentals part is often truth though... it aint just the Boomers saying it either.
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Post#23 » by Clyde Frazier » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:50 pm

JoeyLightYears wrote:“the painted area”


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Post#24 » by Clyde Frazier » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:51 pm

MetalFingaz wrote:White boomers: Bird is better than any of these guys.


More often than not he is :)
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Post#25 » by Goner » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:58 pm

How about "never leave your feet to make a pass!!! John Wooden would bench a mf'er for doin' that!"
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Post#26 » by DudetheObscure » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:43 pm

The worst part is that they've seen a ton more games, seen hundreds more players, have seen the game evolve over decades and have a depth of knowledge that can only come with decades of experience.
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Post#27 » by mixerball » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:49 pm

this is so cringey. you are trying to hard.
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Post#28 » by Sgt Major » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:53 pm

Better than watching it with new kids who cannot put their phones down and just tweet like post fav reddit react all the time, check the stats and then spout nonsense all over the internet
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Post#29 » by nedleeds » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:54 pm

Having to keep pouring them drinks while they relax because you are a millenial or post-millenial and you work a **** job in the service industry.
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Post#30 » by kg01 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:57 pm

Sgt Major wrote:Better than watching it with new kids who cannot put their phones down and just tweet like post fav reddit react all the time, check the stats and than spout nonsense all over the internet


I hate watching with 'boomers' or ... whatever it is you just described. So what does that make me?

Plus I misread the thread title so, at first, I was like, "Who watches games with bone... ohhh, he said 'boomer'."
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Post#31 » by PockyCandy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:58 pm

People have been complaining about the lack of fundamentals in"today's basketball" since the 1950s or whenever the jumpshot became popular. It's not really a boomer thing, it's just tradition at this point.
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Post#32 » by Sgt Major » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:58 pm

kg01 wrote:
Sgt Major wrote:Better than watching it with new kids who cannot put their phones down and just tweet like post fav reddit react all the time, check the stats and than spout nonsense all over the internet


I hate watching with 'boomers' or ... whatever it is you just described. So what does that make me?

Plus I misread the thread title so, at first, I was like, "Who watches games with bone... ohhh, he said 'boomer'."


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Post#33 » by shmoosicle » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:17 pm

My dad, who only watches basketball when I'm watching it, definitely makes the free throw comment and will complain about too many 3s.

My mom will make comments about hair. And I remember all the women in my family had a thing for Amir Johnson.
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Re: Watching basketball with boomers 

Post#34 » by PockyCandy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:37 pm

Duke4life831 wrote:Feel like you can do this with every generation. My guess is it goes something like this.

Boomers: Larry/Magic and MJ were peak NBA
Gen X: MJ then the Kobe/Shaq Lakers were peak NBA
Millennials: Post hand check rule change to 2015 was peak NBA
Gen Z: Who wants to watch post play, 3s are the most efficient way to score


In my limited experience with older fans, I feel like actual "boomers" that I've talked NBA hoops with appreciate today's game and don't have a burning desire to talk about how great the game was back in the day. It's the 40 year olds and younger who are insistent that their era of hoops is the best.

The college basketball comment in the poll tho, I felt that one.
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Post#35 » by zzaj » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:45 pm

Well, the last time I actually did watch a game with Thon Maker we discussed the finer points of the game.
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Post#36 » by Hobo4President » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:46 pm

That poll is so accurate it hurts
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Re: Watching basketball with boomers 

Post#37 » by freethedevil » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:20 am

DudetheObscure wrote:The worst part is that they've seen a ton more games, seen hundreds more players, have seen the game evolve over decades and have a depth of knowledge that can only come with decades of experience.

Too bad as it's all for naught as they're too stubborn to accept that people who do research will always be more informed than those who rely on anecodotal fata.
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Re: Watching basketball with boomers 

Post#38 » by OdomFan » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:47 am

Only one from the poll i find silly is the free throws one. Sure they make millions of dollars, but that money can't buy them perfection. These guys are still human.
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Re: Watching basketball with boomers 

Post#39 » by Ill News » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:50 am

You forgot to include: "Players just don't post up anymore!"

Apart from "That's a travel!" (so many superstars get away with this), can I vote for every option in the poll?
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Re: Watching basketball with boomers 

Post#40 » by flavio_93 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:53 am

**** boomers. How can you not love toktok girls


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