NBA Finals Game Two - Miami Heat (0-1) @ Denver Nuggets (1-0) - Game thread
GeoWizard's latest series of How NOT to Travel just wrapped up, so I figured now would be a good time to post it all. Here are all the episode, for those interested in watching them:
Two Brits travel Boston to Miami by any means necessary 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (How NOT to Travel America #1)
We purchased a sh*t boat from craigslist and sailed down long Island (How NOT to travel America #2)
We shot some B-Ball in West Philly, and angered a Brooklyn gangster (How NOT to Travel America #3)
Our hilarious quest to get on Dance Cam at the Baseball (How NOT to Travel America #4)
Two British guys hike through rural Virginia (How NOT to Travel America #5)
We bought an old car from a stranger at a taco stand (How NOT to Travel America #6)
Two brits drive into hurricane Ian, and cause carnage on jet skis (How NOT to Travel America #7)
Or if you prefer, here's a playlist of every episode
p.s. The previous How NOT to Travel Europe series is also great.
I'm not really into most of the Olympic sports, but I started watching the 3x3... and I love it. The pace is pretty good. I wish this were more common.
Anyway, if you see it in the listings or you can stream it, give a game a shot.
It's time to go fill out your brackets and enjoy the show! I filled out one today and plan to fill out at least one more in the coming days. Does anybody have any upsets that they feel strongly about? Good luck to everybody!
What were your thoughts so far? What do you think of the piped crowd audio? The sound in general? Plans for crowd participation? Has Adam Silver done a good job thus far in bringing basketball back?
It's lacking some excitement for me, but pleased to have basketball back in any way shape or form.
@nba: NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight's Games
Apologies for the title, it's not worded that well but I don't know how to word it better. In addition to the CBA cutting ties with the Rockets, Tencent will no longer report on the team or show their games. The Rockets have been China's favorite NBA team ever since Yao Ming was drafted by them in 2002. He is now president of the CBA, but that doesn't say anything about what input he had into these decisions. The Rockets are also one of the main contenders for the championship going into this year since Russell Westbrook was traded to them over the summer. They also have the storyline of Westbrook and former teammate and longtime friend James Harden being reunited after three seasons together on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Here are a few articles/references about the subject:
Tweets by Tencent's former Rockets reporter
ESPN article about team owner Tillman Fertitta tweeting disagreement with Morey
Edit to add another article: Chinese consulate in Houston statement
Nike pulled all Rockets gear from their Chinese web store
An open letter in support of China from Joe Tsai, owner of the Brooklyn Nets, posted on r/nba. Original on Facebook linked at the bottom
Rockets star James Harden says 'sorry' to China over Morey's tweet
NBA reporter Shams Charania says the league is not punishing Morey
Slate article about the incident
@wojespn: The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks - including the No. 4 overall in 2019 Draft, league sources tell ESPN.
~sports has been a bit empty lately. With the end of the NBA regular season I thought we could open this up to discussion of how the season went for your team, notable moments, what you didn't expect etc...
I'll start off, as an Orlando Magic fan I'm so incredibly psyched we finally made the playoffs, it's been too damn long. Speaking of the playoffs, how wild is it that Lebron's streak of finals appearances ends with him completely missing the playoffs? Is there even any point in the playoffs this season because the Golden State Monstars could just steamroll everyone in their way.