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    Quote Originally Posted by FCBfan22 View Post
    Dončič is sooo good. So happy that he left Real and now I can root for him in peace.

    But that said, I have to give it to uncle Flo. He signed him when he was 13...
    Been saying that before, was really happy when my team drafted him. watched almost every game with the Mavs. Good heir for Dirk

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    Latest reports saying Houston has ended their contract with Carmelo. Whoa!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAndres View Post
    Football I agree, especially with the culture around college football. You could say college basketball is more exciting on average (playoffs wise), because it is the NCAA sport with the most parity/competition.

    However, the draw of star players in the NBA is something else. There's several millions of fans of single players like Lebron and Curry. Star NBA players are the most recognizable athletes in all of American sports, and that is rightful considering the generation of talent out there right now and the kind of play they can produce.

    Just look on the internet for reference. If you go on twitter, the basketball discussion is almost UNANIMOUSLY about the NBA (even when both seasons are going on simultaneously) and people obsess over seeing their favorites. The only college basketball discussion is usually about players who are top 3 picks and their place in the NBA. If you look on reddit, r/NBA completely dwarves r/CollegeBasketball like 4:1.

    The disparity between r/NFL and r/CFB is a lot smaller. And a huge chunk of NFL fans are focused only on fantasy at that.
    For me, NBA players are more skilled and are clearly more athletic, but have attitude issues. Most of the star players are spoiled only motivated by money, what annoys me most they bitch and complain about every single call that the refs do make. As you said, there are several millions of fans of single players like Lebron and Curry. NCAA it's about the team, it's more pure and exciting. More teams are playing college basketball than NBA and the NCAA Tournament’s single elimination format is what makes it so challenging. Upsets can occur in the blink of an eye, one loss can doom a team’s chances at a high seed, and an easier path to the Final Four. Although NCAA has powerhouse teams like Duke, Kentucky, UNC, Kansas, and Louisville you can often see a new team winning the National Championship. In comparison, the NBA regular season has so many meaningless games (more than half season), making it pointless to watch some games until the playoffs or you if you follow your star players.
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    You know there are games before March Madness? Where high ranked teams destroy lower ranked/not even ranked teams on a regular basis to determine the ranking in the national tournament. Sort of a regular season.
    Pro and college sports have totally different cultures. But no matter how popular College Football and Basketball are the pro leagues are still no.1 and have to most supporters.

    I have to add though: Although I have been a huge Basketball fan since the 90s when I was a little kid many aspects of the NBA really annoy me.
    Rules favor offense more and more and really eliminate the breed of the defensive stopper. Of course this also happened because of zone defense but defenders are not able to guard their opponents hard near the basket anymore.
    Regular season games look like the All Star Game 80% of the time. Just up and down running, no defense and throwing up threes at every opportunity.
    Super team mentality is also annoying.

    Add my Bulls being in total rebuild mode and there is not much interest in watching regular season games right now.

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    For anyone who is watching nba , what was the purpose of lebron going to lakers ? They don't have many chances of going to the playoffs , right ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catalinutzR80 View Post
    For anyone who is watching nba , what was the purpose of lebron going to lakers ? They don't have many chances of going to the playoffs , right ?
    Retirement home IMHO.
    Lebron is almost 34, he has owned house there for around a decade and his family lives their in the off-season. His Legacy is all but cemented anyway.
    Basketball wise I think sixers would have made more sense, think he will lead Lakers to play offs.