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About Destino

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  • Birthday 12/15/1879

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  1. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Starting to feel like the universe is against the warrriors this season. If a piano falls on Draymond Green before their series with the rockets, I'll know I'm right.
  2. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Is it wrong that I was hoping Miami would win because I want the Wizards to fall to 7th? I'd rather play the Celtics than the Cavs in round one. The 76ers and Pacers are a game and a half ahead now and I don't see the Wizards gaining ground on either of them.
  3. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    No. Bulletsforever is better anyway. No. He's a difference maker in an offense designed by serious basketball minds and sporadic at best in an offense that refuses to call plays. He's never going to be an iso player.
  4. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    This is one of the worst halves of offensive ball the Wizards have played all season. What the hell is going on?
  5. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    sloppy game. Sato might have been drinking with him, judging b those attempts at the rim.
  6. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Other than his amazing durability, Lebron might not be as impressive physically anymore as he is mentally. He's leaping only when he's moving, so it's not the pogo stick from a stand still stuff that seems super human. He doesn't really try to over power the stronger players, or sprint around the faster ones. He plays like he's got a Head Up Display, like a terminator, in his head that's highlighting the weaknesses of his defenders. He's got an entire NBA database in his head and he uses it for more than just scoring. Maybe I'm imagining it but the more I watch him the more I'm sure he's predicting actions and moving before anyone else sees what he does.
  7. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I believe the original was champing, but the definition of both words are close enough that they both work for the idiom.
  8. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Embiids body transformation in two years was crazy. Watching Rose landing hard on one leg while twisting made my knees hurt.
  9. 2017-2018 NCAA Men's Basketball

    I think modern NBA basketball, which is fantastic, has ruined college basketball for me. I've watched as many of these tourney games as I can and I agree with LKBs take. This is bad basketball that's about 90% late shot clock bad shot taking. The bright spot has been that I've lucked into watching mostly games with exciting finishes. Maybe it's time to change the rules.
  10. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Derek Rose had the very bad habit of landing on one leg and not falling to the ground. Basketball players fall constantly precisely because of the injury risk of trying to stick off balance landings. His game was also centered around running full speed in one direct stopping on a dime and jumping in another direction. It's like the man hated his knees and wanted to destroy them.
  11. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    The problem was coaching, or organization if you prefer. They had all the talent in the world and no system that let that talent thrive as well as it should have. OKC basically never did what Golden State did when they moved on from Mark Jackson to Steve Kerr. OKC still hasn't figured how to get stars to coexist very well. What a waste. Three MVP caliber players and zero titles. I'm with you on this. They have concerns that are not normal. I enjoy watching Embiid, but late in games I swear his legs start to wobble. Freaks me out.
  12. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Brooks isn't entirely incapable. Ernie didn't hire a motivational guru Ted had brought in for the Monumental Sports employee retreat. Brooks knows basketball and seems to do well with player development and one on one work. He's even got the right idea about ball movement and the right way to play the game. What holds him back is his inability to scheme and get specific team strategy.
  13. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    You sort of expect that when a coach described as "not being an x and o sort of coach" goes up against one of the best ever. One tells his team exactly how to attack and defend, the other tells them to try hard and score.
  14. The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    That loss hurt. Wizards in 6th now, staring at a first round against the Cavs. 76ers have an easy schedule and are unlikely to fall. We'll have to out the Pacers the rest of the way and hope to get a first round matchup with the 76ers.