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General => Sports => Topic started by: irvinehomeowner on August 22, 2019, 08:08:53 AM

Title: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 22, 2019, 08:08:53 AM
This is probably going to be one of the best seasons in recent history with stars scattered to different places... unless there is too much "load management".

Interesting how Clippers/Lakers open the season (although PG13 may not play) and are also a Christmas day game (the real start of the season).

So we have:

West

LBJ/AD
Kawhi/PG13
Beard/Russ
McCollum/Lilliard
Jokic/???
Mitchell/Gobert(?)
Steph/DLo/Draymond
CP3/Aquaman
Zion/Young Ex-Lakers

East

Ben/Embiid/Horford/Tobias/JRich
Giannis/Bucks :)
Kyrie/NO KD
Butler/nobody
Boston young guys
Kawhi-less Toronto (Lowry/Siakam?)

East looks bad except for Philly to me.

I want to see how Harden/Westbrook works out and the DLo/Steph combo plays out.

Are the Spurs done? Pop seems to be able to get to the playoffs with nobody (kind of like Doc) so they may never get a lottery pick again.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Liar Loan on October 08, 2019, 11:45:44 AM
Adam Silver Defends Free Speech as China Pulls NBA’s Games From CCTV
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Amidst the fallout in China from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s pro-Hong Kong tweet Friday night, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is defending the league executive’s right to free speech.

Speaking Tuesday at a news conference in Tokyo before a preseason game between the Rockets and Raptors, Silver said the NBA was “apologetic” Chinese officials and fans were upset by the tweet but stood by Morey’s right to express himself.

“Daryl Morey, as general manager of the Houston Rockets, enjoys that right as one of our employees,” Silver said. “What I also tried to suggest is that I understand there are consequences from his freedom of speech and we will have to live with those consequences.”

In the wake of Morey’s since-deleted tweet and the NBA’s response, China’s state-run CCTV network has announced it will not be showing a pair of upcoming preseason games between the Lakers and Nets which are set to take place in China this week.

“We’re strongly dissatisfied and oppose Adam Silver’s claim to support Morey’s right to freedom of expression,” CCTV said in a statement. “We believe that any remarks that challenge national sovereignty and social stability are not within the scope of freedom of speech.”

While Silver is defending the Houston GM, his player, All-Star guard James Harden, is not.

With Russell Westbrook by his side, Harden voiced his support for China and offered an apology for his GM’s tweet. “We apologize. You know, we love China. We love playing there,” Harden said. “For both of us individually, we go there once or twice a year. They show us the most important love.”

It will be interesting to see if LeBron James, who has spoken out about a number of free-speech related issues in the U.S. but also has significant financial ties to China thanks to Nike, will weigh in on the matter.

Given the developing situation, there is some concern the Lakers/Nets games will be canceled outright instead of just being pulled from CCTV.

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/sports/adam-silver-defends-free-speech-as-china-pulls-nbas-games-from-cctv
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: qwerty on October 08, 2019, 12:02:06 PM
“We oppose freedom of expression”

Sounds insane.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Liar Loan on October 08, 2019, 12:31:43 PM
“We oppose freedom of expression”

Sounds insane.

I give credit to Silver for taking a stand here.  You can't support some free speech (against police brutality for example) and not others (within reason of course).  Harden, Westbrook, and any other players kissing China's butt look bad, IMO.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: MTalltheway on October 08, 2019, 01:53:22 PM
Agreed - the whole point of free speech is to protect uncommon viewpoints - especially the ones that you may not necessarily agree with.

I guess some countries just don't know what human rights are ::)

Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on October 08, 2019, 02:59:52 PM
“We oppose freedom of expression”

Sounds insane.

I give credit to Silver for taking a stand here.  You can't support some free speech (against police brutality for example) and not others (within reason of course).  Harden, Westbrook, and any other players kissing China's butt look bad, IMO.

Because all they care about are the $$$ that the Chinese market can generate them.  Bunch of hypocrites and sell outs.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on October 08, 2019, 03:00:47 PM
Nothing burger for now.
Excited about the New Lakers!!! Let’s go!!!
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kenkoko on October 08, 2019, 03:25:52 PM
Where is Irvinecommuter ?

He was crapping on the Lakers while touting his Warriors dynasty just a few months ago.

 >:D
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on October 10, 2019, 10:37:03 AM
nba in america: move the all star game because of gender neutral bathrooms, f trump, remove donald sterling

nba in china: i'll just shut up and dribble
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on October 10, 2019, 11:13:30 AM
nba in america: move the all star game because of gender neutral bathrooms, f trump, remove donald sterling

nba in china: i'll just shut up and dribble

Not only the nba. Apple recently removed an app relating to China.


CBS Article:Apple removes HKmap.live app used by Hong Kong protesters under pressure from China

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/apple-hkmap-live-app-hong-kong-china-police-protesters-used-target-ambush-police-2019-10-10/
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on October 10, 2019, 11:21:44 AM
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on October 10, 2019, 11:24:47 AM
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on October 10, 2019, 11:44:45 AM
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country

(silence)

 :)
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on October 10, 2019, 12:07:46 PM
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country

Hold up
So Apple took down the app and catered to China.
But the GM briefly mentioned Hk.

Your spinning this around. How about not bowing down to China?

CNBC article: NBA should not be an ‘arm of Chinese censorship’ by bowing to pressure, says GOP Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/nba-should-not-be-an-arm-of-chinese-censorship-says-sen-ted-cruz.html

More senators say the same thing
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/senators-slam-nba-for-yielding-to-china-over-morey-hong-kong-tweet.html
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on October 10, 2019, 12:15:41 PM
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country

(silence)

 :)

Your new nick name the silent guy
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on October 11, 2019, 06:46:39 AM
"shut up and dribble" is the new motto of the nba

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NBA in China: League cancels media availability as it closes out disastrous preseason trip

For several days, the NBA's stars and coaches have appeared uncomfortable, unwilling or unable to discuss the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and China's mainland human rights abuses. The league's solution? Shutting down discussion altogether.

The league announced Friday it will not hold any media availability for the rest of its Chinese jaunt, a day after Beijing prohibited any kind of news conference before or after a preseason exhibition game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets.

“We have decided not to hold media availability for our teams for the remainder of our trip in China,” the league said in a statement. “They have been placed into a complicated and unprecedented situation while abroad and we believe it would be unfair to ask them to address these matters in real-time.”

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/nba-china-cancels-media-availability-preseason-trip (https://www.foxnews.com/sports/nba-china-cancels-media-availability-preseason-trip)
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on October 11, 2019, 06:49:35 AM
It’s okay if Timmy does it? (Silence)

timmy doesn't bad mouth his own country

Hold up
So Apple took down the app and catered to China.
But the GM briefly mentioned Hk.

Your spinning this around. How about not bowing down to China?

CNBC article: NBA should not be an ‘arm of Chinese censorship’ by bowing to pressure, says GOP Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/09/nba-should-not-be-an-arm-of-chinese-censorship-says-sen-ted-cruz.html

More senators say the same thing
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/senators-slam-nba-for-yielding-to-china-over-morey-hong-kong-tweet.html

how about addressing my comment - none of those companies spoke negatively about the united states like the nba did

your new nickname is "deflection guy"
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: qwerty on October 11, 2019, 08:13:02 PM
The black athletes are standing up for their fellow black people.

Race definitely plays a part. The black athletes are less concerned (if at all) about Asians on the other side of the world.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on October 15, 2019, 06:19:09 AM
just about the worst thing he could have said.  "believe in something, even if it means being owned by china for everything"

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LeBron James: Daryl Morey was 'misinformed' before sending tweet about China and Hong Kong

LOS ANGELES -- LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "wasn't educated" before he sent the tweet in support of antigovernment protesters in Hong Kong that damaged relations between China and the NBA.

Speaking to the media for the first time since Morey's tweet on Oct. 4 set off a firestorm, James declined to comment about the politically tense situation between China and the NBA but did talk about Morey's tweet and how it has jeopardized the relationship between China and the league, owners, teams and players.

"I don't want to get into a [verbal] feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn't educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke," James said before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Golden State Warriors in a preseason game at Staples Center. "And so many people could have been harmed not only financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and say and we do, even though, yes, we do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative that comes with that, too."

When asked why he thinks Morey wasn't properly informed about the unrest in Hong Kong before he tweeted support for protesters, James said it is "just my belief."

"I believe he was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation, and if he was, then so be it," James said. "I have no idea, but that is just my belief. Because when you say things or do things, if you are doing it and you know the people that can be affected by it and the families and individuals and everyone that can be affected by it, sometimes things can be changed as well. And also social media is not always the proper way to go about things as well, but that's just my belief."

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27847951/daryl-morey-was-misinformed-sending-tweet-china-hong-kong (https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27847951/daryl-morey-was-misinformed-sending-tweet-china-hong-kong)
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: AW on October 15, 2019, 07:44:02 AM
A guy who graduated from northwestern and MIT MBA, gm for a nba team, co-chairperson of MIT sports analytics conference is “misinformed”...
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on October 15, 2019, 12:28:12 PM
A guy who graduated from northwestern and MIT MBA, gm for a nba team, co-chairperson of MIT sports analytics conference is “misinformed”...

It's it funny how some athletes with little to education start thinking that they are smart than everyone else in the room just people they have athletic skills that has earned them a lot of money. 
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Liar Loan on October 16, 2019, 12:33:23 PM
A guy who graduated from northwestern and MIT MBA, gm for a nba team, co-chairperson of MIT sports analytics conference is “misinformed”...

It's it funny how some athletes with little to education start thinking that they are smart than everyone else in the room just people they have athletic skills that has earned them a lot of money.

When you are surrounded by 'yes' men, it's hard to develop an informed perspective because nobody is there to challenge you.  I've seen this with business leaders on more than one occasion.  One of the beauties of this forum, and others, is that we do get to challenge each other with differing perspectives.  I'm probably more informed about the politics of China vs HK due to the posts I've read on TI.  Maybe Lebron should create an account.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 06, 2020, 02:16:51 PM
Lots of movement.

Not sure what the Clippers were doing other than trying to prevent the Lakers from getting Morris. They might waive IT2 and maybe pick up Collison.

Drummond and DLo were weird trades to me... esp Drummond.

Iggy went to South Beach instead of LA which is strange.

Lakers are still good without any trades.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 17, 2020, 02:16:53 PM
Interesting All-Star weekend.

Skills challenge needs to be replaced, maybe some 3-on-3 action with the WNBA players mixed in.

Dunk contest... I think Aaron Gordon was better.

At least the Sunday game was competitive... I like how they all wore 24 and 2.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on May 01, 2020, 09:51:00 PM
So who thinks they'll restart the 2019/2020 NBA season?  I think if they don't do it by June, it won't happen.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on May 01, 2020, 10:18:17 PM
So who thinks they'll restart the 2019/2020 NBA season?  I think if they don't do it by June, it won't happen.

LeBron wants it to happen.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: aquabliss on May 02, 2020, 12:00:08 AM
LeBron must be losing $ and his expenses aren’t going down.

Don’t worry Mr. James, #wereallinthistogether
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 02, 2020, 08:36:27 AM
I’d like to see the season played out. This was one of the most interesting years with all the players reshuffled.

There is a sim on NBA2K that played the rest of the season and are in the 2nd round of playoffs:

https://nba.2k.com/en-US/news/2ksim/

(https://o.aolcdn.com/images/dims?image_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fmedia-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fcreatr-uploaded-images%2F2020-04%2F0d8c6f10-867e-11ea-b3e6-f8ca7f34428d&thumbnail=640%2C&client=49kdj93ncb8s938hkdo&signature=f7141734e2f0f7823fc8d105f256c6422a685742)




Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on May 02, 2020, 08:48:03 AM
Hating on LeBron?
That guy must be a clip fan.

The waterboy thinks he is right but I don’t know. I just know he made a big deal about measure B, and guess what he was wrong. ;)
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: aquabliss on May 02, 2020, 09:26:04 AM
LeBron also said he would never play in an empty stadium.  We’ll see if that holds true.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on May 02, 2020, 01:47:31 PM
LeBron also said he would never play in an empty stadium.  We’ll see if that holds true.

Yeah, if they do restart the season it'll be in empty stadiums.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 02, 2020, 02:41:04 PM
It would be weird but I like the proposal of having all the teams in one location and play out their season and playoffs in several empty stadiums.

Maybe by the time the East/West Finals and the Finals come, it will be safe enough to have fans then.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on May 02, 2020, 03:23:49 PM
It would be weird but I like the proposal of having all the teams in one location and play out their season and playoffs in several empty stadiums.

Maybe by the time the East/West Finals and the Finals come, it will be safe enough to have fans then.

I don't think we'll see fans in any stadiums or arenas this year if they do open things up for sporting events (NBA, NHL, Baseball, Football, etc).
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on May 02, 2020, 04:00:37 PM
LeBron also said he would never play in an empty stadium.  We%u2019ll see if that holds true.

LeBron said that and retracted his statement like the next day. LeBron cares about the fans. LeBron is amazing on the court, and off the court. LeBron James helped open a public school in Akron for at-risk kids.

I just remembered Trump attacked LeBron on Twitter.

Tweeted by Trump:
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn%u2019t easy to do. I like Mike!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/20/lebron-james-fires-back-at-president-trump-after-insult.html

So I guess this is why he is hating on James. What a shame!
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: maryb on May 25, 2020, 09:05:26 PM
I don't think we'll see fans in any stadiums or arenas this year if they do open things up for sporting events (NBA, NHL, Baseball, Football, etc).

I don't agree. Would you guess how much money they'll loose without fans? I think we'll arenas full of people closer to the end of the year 8)
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on May 26, 2020, 06:24:42 AM
if ticket prices come down accordingly, arenas will most certainly be sold out.  small market teams might struggle, but imagine going to a lakers game for $20.  this is a chance for some people, who would have never been able to normally afford to go, to finally see the team they've been cheering on their whole life.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 26, 2020, 09:02:04 AM
They won't discount Laker tickets.

People will fill Staples regardless of price and pandemic.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 04, 2020, 12:15:44 PM
NBA returning, but only 22 teams.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: qwerty on June 04, 2020, 12:38:16 PM
This is going to be interesting. I really like the new calendar for 20-21 season, or really the 2021 season since it’s starts on Christmas. That will give us basketball through August and then football starts in September. Good sports year round.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 04, 2020, 12:42:56 PM
This is going to be interesting. I really like the new calendar for 20-21 season, or really the 2021 season since it’s starts on Christmas. That will give us basketball through August and then football starts in September. Good sports year round.

Unless we have a seasonal lockdown. :)
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: qwerty on June 04, 2020, 01:04:47 PM
College football is going to be interesting. If they allow college football to play it will clearly show that the colleges only care about the money produced by college football and not about the students themselves. At that point they should just get rid of the ncaa. We already know all they care about is the money but playing college football will just lift the veil.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 02, 2020, 09:07:06 AM
NBA restart may not happen if Covid cases continue to rise...

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/adam-silver-covid-19-nba/kk4ekid28ex7129azzf1vhlaq

Florida is a hotspot and with at least 16 NBA players who tested positive... I'm not sure how this is going to turn out:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29369877/16-302-nba-players-test-positive-coronavirus
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on July 02, 2020, 09:16:25 AM
NBA restart may not happen if Covid cases continue to rise...

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/adam-silver-covid-19-nba/kk4ekid28ex7129azzf1vhlaq

Florida is a hotspot and with at least 16 NBA players who tested positive... I'm not sure how this is going to turn out:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29369877/16-302-nba-players-test-positive-coronavirus

these sports leagues are going about this all wrong. instead of trying to avoid covid, quarantine everyone for 14 days, etc., which will likely be impossible; they should just infect everyone with covid, wait 14 days for everyone to recover, then not have to worry about it for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: paydawg on July 02, 2020, 09:19:07 AM
NBA restart may not happen if Covid cases continue to rise...

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/adam-silver-covid-19-nba/kk4ekid28ex7129azzf1vhlaq

Florida is a hotspot and with at least 16 NBA players who tested positive... I'm not sure how this is going to turn out:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29369877/16-302-nba-players-test-positive-coronavirus

these sports leagues are going about this all wrong. instead of trying to avoid covid, quarantine everyone for 14 days, etc., which will likely be impossible; they should just infect everyone with covid, wait 14 days for everyone to recover, then not have to worry about it for the rest of the season.

so why not do that for the entire country?
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on July 02, 2020, 09:24:56 AM
NBA restart may not happen if Covid cases continue to rise...

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/adam-silver-covid-19-nba/kk4ekid28ex7129azzf1vhlaq

Florida is a hotspot and with at least 16 NBA players who tested positive... I'm not sure how this is going to turn out:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29369877/16-302-nba-players-test-positive-coronavirus

these sports leagues are going about this all wrong. instead of trying to avoid covid, quarantine everyone for 14 days, etc., which will likely be impossible; they should just infect everyone with covid, wait 14 days for everyone to recover, then not have to worry about it for the rest of the season.

so why not do that for the entire country?

you're hired!
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 02, 2020, 09:25:42 AM
Except we don't know the long term effects of Covid, Rudy Gobert still can't smell:

https://www.si.com/nba/thunder/news/rudy-gobert-covid-19-donovan-mitchell-utah-jazz-oklahoma-city-thunder-nba

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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert says he still hasn't fully recovered from COVID-19. Gobert tested positive for the virus back in March while the Jazz was in Oklahoma City. 

Gobert tells L'Equipe, "The taste has returned, but the smell is still not 100%. I can smell the smells, but not from afar."..." I spoke to specialists, who told me that it could take up to a year."

Maybe if you live near the landfill this may be a benefit to you... but considering that it could also have long term effects on your lungs... I'm not going to purposely get Covid.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on July 02, 2020, 09:36:27 AM
Keep in mind Rudy is an elite athlete and in good shape. (works out, has a trainer, eats healthy, good diet)

So just imagine if covid hits an average person.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: paydawg on July 02, 2020, 09:38:47 AM
NBA restart may not happen if Covid cases continue to rise...

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/adam-silver-covid-19-nba/kk4ekid28ex7129azzf1vhlaq

Florida is a hotspot and with at least 16 NBA players who tested positive... I'm not sure how this is going to turn out:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29369877/16-302-nba-players-test-positive-coronavirus

these sports leagues are going about this all wrong. instead of trying to avoid covid, quarantine everyone for 14 days, etc., which will likely be impossible; they should just infect everyone with covid, wait 14 days for everyone to recover, then not have to worry about it for the rest of the season.

so why not do that for the entire country?

you're hired!

LOL!  What's the mortality rate for this virus?  If you look at all the US cases that are no longer active (i.e. the patient either recovered or died), the mortality rate is about 10%.  If you extrapolate that to the entire US population, this virus would kill about 32 million people.  Obviously, that's a worst case scenario since there may have been 4-5 times the number of cases that we just don't know about.  If we assume a 5x multiple on cases, then we're still looking at ~7 million deaths. 

In reality, nobody will approve of that.  Conceptually, herd immunity is the best path to getting our country up and running properly again. 
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on July 02, 2020, 09:50:14 AM

Maybe if you live near the landfill this may be a benefit to you... but considering that it could also have long term effects on your lungs... I'm not going to purposely get Covid.

well i know who's not going to win the alabama covid contest  ;)
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: qwerty on July 02, 2020, 09:51:13 AM
Keep in mind Rudy is an elite athlete and in good shape. (works out, has a trainer, eats healthy, good diet)

So just imagine if covid hits an average person.


It has hit many average people. Many of them have not had any symptoms.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Kings on July 02, 2020, 09:51:56 AM
NBA restart may not happen if Covid cases continue to rise...

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/adam-silver-covid-19-nba/kk4ekid28ex7129azzf1vhlaq

Florida is a hotspot and with at least 16 NBA players who tested positive... I'm not sure how this is going to turn out:

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29369877/16-302-nba-players-test-positive-coronavirus

these sports leagues are going about this all wrong. instead of trying to avoid covid, quarantine everyone for 14 days, etc., which will likely be impossible; they should just infect everyone with covid, wait 14 days for everyone to recover, then not have to worry about it for the rest of the season.

so why not do that for the entire country?

you're hired!

LOL!  What's the mortality rate for this virus?  If you look at all the US cases that are no longer active (i.e. the patient either recovered or died), the mortality rate is about 10%.  If you extrapolate that to the entire US population, this virus would kill about 32 million people.  Obviously, that's a worst case scenario since there may have been 4-5 times the number of cases that we just don't know about.  If we assume a 5x multiple on cases, then we're still looking at ~7 million deaths. 

In reality, nobody will approve of that.  Conceptually, herd immunity is the best path to getting our country up and running properly again.

but think of all the good we would do for climate change? why can't we just accept the fact that thanos created coronavirus?
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 02, 2020, 09:56:26 AM
Keep in mind Rudy is an elite athlete and in good shape. (works out, has a trainer, eats healthy, good diet)

So just imagine if covid hits an average person.


It has hit many average people. Many of them have not had any symptoms.

So why don't you want to catch Covid? Put your money where you mouth is and go out and catch it.

This is such a cop-out response... there are many diseases that have no/mild symptoms... but no one wants them.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: bones on July 02, 2020, 09:59:36 AM
Keep in mind Rudy is an elite athlete and in good shape. (works out, has a trainer, eats healthy, good diet)

So just imagine if covid hits an average person.


It has hit many average people. Many of them have not had any symptoms.

So why don't you want to catch Covid? Put your money where you mouth is and go out and catch it.

This is such a cop-out response... there are many diseases that have no/mild symptoms... but no one wants them.

TI COVID all you can eat BBQ party at QWERTYS!  BYOCalves.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: eyephone on July 02, 2020, 10:02:33 AM
Keep in mind Rudy is an elite athlete and in good shape. (works out, has a trainer, eats healthy, good diet)

So just imagine if covid hits an average person.


It has hit many average people. Many of them have not had any symptoms.

So why don't you want to catch Covid? Put your money where you mouth is and go out and catch it.

This is such a cop-out response... there are many diseases that have no/mild symptoms... but no one wants them.

1. Because covid is unknown. I am not ready to die like qwerty and others.
2. It is well known people who are not healthy and have under lying conditions do not do well with covid. Also, people who are super healthy catch it. Also, it is well documented about the after effects. Many people that recovered have a hard time breathing and other effects. Sorry I like my smell and taste sense.
3. I like to play it safe. Protection protection

No offense to anybody. Just saying


Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: Mety on July 02, 2020, 10:17:58 AM
They need to adopt to the new environment. Fans won't be coming to see the game for awhile or our wonderful governor along with many other states' won't allow it.

I've mentioned about watching full 360 view of the game through TV, phone, or any digital devices. Better seats/views get to charge more expensive per per view sort of a thing. The technology is there. They just need to be willing to change.

Being in the the actual arena will be missed, but if they want to continue to play the games, they gotta do something like that. Maybe they already thought about it and the expected costs were not being met.

I heard players are not getting full pays either now. Too bad for those who bought $20M houses in Brentwood.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: qwerty on July 02, 2020, 10:24:51 AM
Keep in mind Rudy is an elite athlete and in good shape. (works out, has a trainer, eats healthy, good diet)

So just imagine if covid hits an average person.


It has hit many average people. Many of them have not had any symptoms.

So why don't you want to catch Covid? Put your money where you mouth is and go out and catch it.

This is such a cop-out response... there are many diseases that have no/mild symptoms... but no one wants them.

It’s not a cop out response. It’s a fact. Are you all about facts?

You and eyephone should work for yahoo. You guys take the worst possible scenario as a normal outcome.

I am putting my money where my mouth is. Today is day of kids at school. It’s great, life is back to normal.

And you keep on making this ridiculous statement that I should get covid if it’s no big deal. In general, my preference is not to get sick with any virus/disease. But if I do, then I do. If I die, I die.

Not going to overhaul my lifestyle. If you guys want your fear of covid to dictate the lifestyles of others then go for it, but don’t be surprised when then they tell you to f-off.
Title: Re: NBA 19-20
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 02, 2020, 10:42:16 AM
So wearing a mask and keeping social distance is an overhaul? Poor baby.

That's easier to do than wiping down all your groceries and take-out... at least you're not stuck at home.

So this is the contradiction in your "logic", your preference is not to get sick with any virus/disease... so why not practice safe protocols that prevents this from happening to everyone else? Or is it just your own health that matters?
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