Destino

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  1. Destino

    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Overlord Leonsis continues his search for a new High Inquisitor. The wizards inquisition has been leaderless since April.
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    US Soccer thread.

    Ref let them get away with a defensive strategy to simply foul whenever they were in any danger. It’s fitting that the lose to a pair of penalty kicks given that they set out to foul and foul often strategy. Im impressed the US women kept their composure. Most teams, men and women, would have become increasingly angry being repeatedly intentionally fouled like that. Speaking of composure, the media is really treating Cameroon with kid gloves. What they did the other day was.... really something.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    I’m self employed so, maybe. I do own my business though. I do not “govern” it or simply manage it. I can sell it or close it up whenever I choose. Which raises a question about nba teams and ownership. Just how much power do they have? Can the own of the Blazers just decide to leave the nba and join the euro league if he wanted? Can he shut it down and end operations? I don’t know. They were rich successful men, not thugs. Most of them anyway, I’m sure some shady characters have been in the league too. But let’s be honest, they were showing up to work not looking as good as a person of their station in life should. And they do represent the league. Speaking of which someone should tell Mark Cuban to stop showing up to games in T-shirts. He represents the league too.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    One of the best decisions they ever made, even if you disagree with their reasoning. The fashion runway show the nba has turned into is far superior for the leagues image.
  5. I think the bible gets a little more specific than that Burgold.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I agree with you, and I'll add that I also want to know if he can set a good screen too. He's got a big body, quick enough feet, a smooth confident mid range shot, and ability to attack and finish around the rim. Be a shame to not use that combination in pick n roll. None of the highlights I've seen have him setting a single screen though. Setting good screens is a big bonus and not everyone can do it.
  7. That's simply admitting the reality of what they are and have always been, akin to calling the opening of your eyes a choice to reveal their color to the world. Imagine if people with green eyes demand those with blue keep their eyes closed because they didn't want to be forced to look upon them? Madness.
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    New Sexual Assault Allegation against Trump

    There are more issues with empathy than just the drain a person experiences by losing themselves in the plight of others. Paul Bloom took things way too far, and I don't agree with his conclusions, but in doing so made some strong points about how empathy can lead to less positive outcomes for a variety of reasons.
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    New Sexual Assault Allegation against Trump

    Feel free to argue the issues, but please avoid personal insults like this from now on.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    No but it did turn him into the leading scorer on one of the best college teams in the country. He was scoring in the half court with a variety of moves, both hands, and hitting pull up mid range shots at a high clip. Face up and back to the basket. That’s a huge leap for a raw player that hasn’t played basketball very long. There’s no reason to think that with good coaching he can’t be a good enough cog in a team defense eventually. He has the physical tools that can’t be taught and he has the work ethic to learn quickly. He won’t be a Draymond Green, but he doesn’t have to be. I’m not writing him off yet.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Willie wants out of Sacramento, which is reasonable, but look at this quote from his agent: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27034700/willie-move-on The guy who legally changed his middle name to Trill and averages 12 and 8 doesn’t feel he’s been able to lead the franchise the way he wants to. The article doesn't say if his agent cracked a smile while saying this.
  12. All of this is just the very tip of the iceberg if something isn’t done. This is just the deportation of relatively few people and the separation of children at the border. There are 10 million or more. And don't for one second imagine that lack of soap and blankets is as bad as this story will get. We all know that predators unerringly find their way to the vulnerable. Doesn’t get much more vulnerable than undocumented detained children whose parents have been sent away. Children deemed unimportant enough to merit even the most basic of items. This situation is like ringing the dinner bell for predators. Urgent action is needed. This can not wait, this is not an issue to be used to rally the base.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Maybe we’ll get some gloriously terrible basketball anime too though.. They’ll probably make Beal a talking Panda. Try to act surprised.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Yeah I don't really see the upside with this pick. Optimistically he's a bench mob spot up shooter. Perhaps his real value is that the Wizards think he's good enough to sit on the bench, mature enough not to cause problems, and cost as little as possible.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I’m sticking with my theory that the thinking was at least partially culture change. Tommy has had a front row seat to what’s gone on behind the scenes, maybe he’s trying to change the way things were done.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Damn I would have loved getting Fernando. We never have a young cheap rookie athletic center.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Manute Bol died almost a decade ago.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    It’s either that or medical reports might have been bad but somehow didn’t leak out to the press.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Nassir Little unknowingly predicted who would draft him when he chose that suit.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Could just be front office gamesmanship. Teams don’t want to tip their hands sometimes if they think the player they want is in danger of getting picked before they get a chance.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Watching his highlights I can see the Kawhi comparison on offense. His pull up mid range jump shot looks just like Kawhi’s. He holds the ball high and fires that same flat shot. Around the rim he shows off that upper body strength to knock defenders out of the way on his way up. Never take nbadraft.net player comparisons seriously. They have a history of horrible ones.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Jalen Rose compared him to Kawhi as well