My absolute favorite title to a thread...because the gifts seem to occur nearly daily...make sure you always do you due diligence as to WHY they're offering you this gift though...in this case, the Nets on the road against above-.500 teams just a 50/50 shot at 9-8 this year. Also, we have the fact the Bucks handled the Harden-less Nets twice at the beginning of May...and the Nets had Jeff Green.
But what piques my interest the most here is sharp books like Pinny and Heritage both went to -4 inside an hour of opening at -3.5. As pauliemitch
very correctly reminds us and brings us back to earth, the big money and the sharp money isn't ALWAYS the right way to go , but here we have a bunch of factors adding together making the "gift" make even less sense.
In all openness and full disclosure though, I couldn't imagine holding a more nauseating and disgusting ticket than sitting on my couch with my IPA hoping the Bucks can cover more than a triple tonight!....so all this info and questionable stuff surrounding this game serve to keep me away as a spectator...and the main reason WHY:
One of the STRANGEST MEDIA CONCOCTIONS to ever hit the NBA...that Blake Griffin is DONE...sure I understand he's got tread on the tires and has had some tough years...but this whole Blake has FOUND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH shit...is poppycock of the highest order!
He is younger than Kevin Durant and Steph Curry....4/5 years younger than CP3/LBJ, the same age as James Harden/Jimmy Butler, 1 year older than Dame/PG....I could go on and on, just using the pertinent contemporary pieces from this year's playoffs to compare!
Everyone basically has it in their collective mind, via their own thoughts and the media continuously hammering it home...that Blake was like the top pick of the 1999 NBA Draft (not 2009) and it's amazing he can still even walk, let alone jump or shoot...
Much to the chagrin of my die hard Sixers fandom, Blake is gonna win this team a title...maybe easily...and Mark Jackson might STILL be heard saying..."I actually see the Nets as a Big Four...with Joe Harris being that good!"