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Nice twist on the Kiss Cam here in Atlanta. They call it the Overly Complicated Handshake Cam. It's something that could catch on.
Now James is at the table to check back in.
LeBron was getting some attention in that timeout from the medical staff. He is on the bench as play resumes.
25+ yrs Jays share dome w/ Argos & Raps share ACC (originally to be built as bball-only) w/ Leafs, yet FC fans now moan about sharing BMO?
Hawks are shooting a tick under 58%. Cavs are shooting 50%.
Bazemore hits one at the buzzer to tie the game at 51 at the half. LeBron has 16 topped only by Jeff Teague who has 17.
Hawks up 26-20. Teague has nine. LeBron picked up two rather quick fouls.
Tristan Thompson has three offensive boards already. He's also been beaten twice badly on drives by Hawks guards.
Teague gets rolling so quickly. Moves like a running back
Korver hits his first three ball and draws the foul. Fans here in Atlanta ecstatic.
Just like the Yankees fans in right field, the Atlanta Hawks fan section does a players roll call calling out the Hawks until they respond.
Tristan Thompson on how much Hawks film he watched: "A lot. I watched it all night. It’s almost like getting ready for an exam. I’m ready."
Cavs' head coach David Blatt on Kyrie Irving: "Hopefully he’ll be able to play this series in a better physical state."
“If we get Kyle rolling, we rolling.” Guard DeMarre Carroll on Korver who is shooting just 35% from three in the post season.
I do hate children. I am an ogre.
A TSN radio caller says Babcock doesn't even have to say anything when he walks into a room. I'll take just US$5-million to not say anything
FYI; My reference to Babcock 'ruining' lottery prospects refers to him elevating rebuilding team from lottery, not 'ruining' young players.
What I'm saying is great coaching + sub-par talent = a team finishing in the mushy middle again and again. How will Babcock change that? /5
It's possible Leafs will be paying $6m+/yr for next few years for a coach who will consistently 'ruin' their lottery prospects /4
LeBron James had made six straight appearances on an all-defensive team (five 1st team nods) before being left out this year.
You could argue that Babcock's coaching could hurt in short-term; 'better' tanking this year and Leafs could be No.1 or No.2 pick /3
And while Babcock is accomplished; no talent = no championship; so where/when does the talent arrive? Getting the coach is easy part. /2
Most significant # in Babcock deal is term. Eight years. To me it reflects he knows building a contender in Toronto is a LONG road. 1/
The Leafs should leverage their $$$ advantage by hiring every hockey coach.
Babcock will also be the new defensive lead assistant for the Raptors.
Raptors were one of 6 teams that didnt have a player receive a single vote for NBA All-Defense (Raps, Nets, Knicks, Nuggets, Lakers, Wolves)
In today's news, people like money.
If reports of 8yrs/$50-million for Babcock are accurate, that is huge money/term for any coach in any league, not just NHL.
An absolute outrage that no member of the Raptors earned an all-defensive team vote. For shame.
Anthony Davis on second team all-defence for probably last time for next 15 years. Butler, Bogut, Wall, Duncan join him. LeBron left out.
For Babcock reference — Sean Payton makes US$8-million annually, Popovich makes US$11-million. But, both have lots of personnel control.
Meanwhile, Draymond Green, Kawhi and DeAndre Jordan 1st-time all-D 1st team members, with Tony Allen and Chris Paul.
Given Leiweke/Tanenbaum/MSLE record re delivering on promises, why shouldn't they be taken at face value on future TFC field conditions?
He can burn down the ACC and not be worse than the last Babcock hired by MLSE.
Clever of MLSE to have Bell/Tanenbaum buy Argos to throw everyone off scent of Babcock chase.
Rob Babcock's coming back!?!?!?! Who knew?
Not Rob Ford out there Not Rob Fording.
Still waiting to hear a shout-out/olive-branch to TFC fans at the Argos presser ....
You're not going to believe this, but TSN is showing the Argos press conference, and Rogers is not.
So to recap: Bell and Rogers co-own Leafs, Raps, TFC, Marlies; Rogers owns Jays; Bell owns Argos. Rock are biggest non-media-owned team.
Hey, it's George Cope! He exists!
Tristan Thompson getting a lot of attention from the Hawks in their prep. He's a beast on the offensive glass and rebounding not Hawks forte
Coaching the Leafs is a perfect job for someone who hates himself and loves money. Does Babcock hate himself?
Necesito cortarme el pelo, Quien me ayuda con eso?? Pero Es urgente
Oct. & Nov. are Toronto's wettest months; also when Argos & TFC will play their key games on their new shared grass field!
The Wolves apparently love Jahlil Okafor and he has same agent as Andrew Wiggins, Bill Duffy.
Atlantic Division teams could have 10 first-round selections in 2016, but New York and Brooklyn don’t own any of them (Toronto has 2).
Sixers have to wait a year for firsts from Lakers, Heat, but still have No. 3 pick and five second-rounders. Boston 4 1st 4 seconds in 2016
Riley Curry is so cute, she can’t stop waving to the media members in attendance. She’s definitely stole the show. http://t.co/pZ5UCKRyRg
People are forgetting something: Julius Randle is a really good basketball player too.
Pundit consensus seems to be Okafor no-brainer at 2 but I don't get it. Give me Russell or Winslow (haven't seen Mudiay enough) with Randle.
Towns and Randle would work but if Towns goes 1 Okafor/Randle projects as bad fit. Terrible on D, two cooks on O.
Only fourth time in many years the team with worst record wins first pick. Knicks stay Knicking. Good news for Raptors