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    Default Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    I’m going to post a few things in here today and ask you a simple question with this premise….


    Is the play disrespectful or should the person on the receiving end just have done something to prevent it?

    First…obviously…all plays could have been prevented by the other team not allowing it somehow. Be it better defense, outright violence, or whatever…but I’m talking in the abstract. If these plays are disrespectful in the mere attempt to do what happened…or if it’s a “If you don’t want them running up the score…keep up” kinda thing where it’s just the result of being better than someone even if just for a moment.

    One example I’m sure I don’t actually need to post…the Shaq dunk on Chris Dudley where he shoved him out of bounds after. That is disrespect. Could it be prevented with a stop? Sure. But it’s disrespect. It’s like posing nude for porn vs nude art. Hard to say what the difference is but you know it when you see it.

    A potential rule to follow might be….if it triggered a fight…would you understand?

    First entry….


    Demar nearly causes an international incident with an attempted 360 poster vs China up 47 points with 2 minutes left in the game:








    Disrespect or “Do something about it.”?

    Im torn. On one hand….don’t be trying to embarrass a guy showing your ass up 47 with a couple minutes left. On the other hand…don’t be down 47. Also heed the advice of underrated battle rapper Joel Ortiz who once said “You a light high don’t jump and become a highlight. Lose sight of your hind legs or live in hindsight”. A riff on the traditional “If you feeling froggy…leap” term from before your time. Basically…if you aren’t of the caliber needed to stop the play get out of the way…or face regret.

    Now…dude did stop the play. He fouled him. But was Demar disrespecting to attempt it in the first place?


    Im reminded of JRich attempting a 360 in the 4th in a 2 point game and Lebron erasing it with an obvious foul the refs didn’t call:













    Possibly because of the audacity of the attempt or just because it was Lebron. But at the time it was Richardson who got clowned for even attempting it in that situation.





    So…Demar….


    Disrespect?

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    Stromile Swift dunk on Dirk when he put his nuts on his head:









    Disrespect or do something about it?

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    No question which one this one is but I feel a need to post it every now and then anyway:



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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    On the other hand…don’t be down 47
    They can 't help it though. They're clearly overmatched and there's absolutely nothing they can do about that..

    As you said, fouling him was doing something about it. But if you're up 47 with a couple minutes left you don't need to be showing out. Not only is it disrespectful but it's also tacky.

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    Stromile and Scottie the most disrespectful, the ones that are show boating, do something about it. Stromile would have to fight his way off the court at the park.

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    Go to about 2:25 where Jamal shoots a late shot for 50 points. Kyrie was deeply offended. Ref had to run in and he threw the ball into the crowd.


    But…disrespectful….or should he have been playing better defense?

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawkFactory View Post
    They can 't help it though. They're clearly overmatched and there's absolutely nothing they can do about that..

    As you said, fouling him was doing something about it. But if you're up 47 with a couple minutes left you don't need to be showing out. Not only is it disrespectful but it's also tacky.

    That’s the issue people had with dream team two. And now that I think about it nobody even calls it that anymore. But I mean the 94 team with Shaq, Kemp, Larry Johnson and all. They absolutely showed their asses. Don Nelson was embarrassed.

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kblaze8855 View Post



    Go to about 2:25 where Jamal shoots a late shot for 50 points. Kyrie was deeply offended. Ref had to run in and he threw the ball into the crowd.


    But…disrespectful….or should he have been playing better defense?
    well both

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

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    This one's fine. Kemp was retaliating.

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    There's degrees of disrespect and it does go over the line sometimes. Shaq giving an extra shove to dudley was unnecessary. And anyone who hams up it and scores in the final seconds when their team is up 20 with the game already decided deserves to get decked.

    But sometimes disrespect just happens in the heat of the moment. Like Pippen nutting on Ewing and then taunting Spike...that was just a heat of the moment thing where his momentum carried him into Ewings chest before exploding on the rim. How can you not swagger after doing that? Same with Iverson crossing Lue and then fate putting Lue's corpse in front of AI to step over. Sometimes the stars just line up for iconic moments. But I will never be impressed by dudes who just ham it up, like Jamal Murray shooting that 3 at the end of the game.

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    also not a fan of derozan trying to 360 on team china, or even vince jumping over that french dude in the olympics. The olympics is one of the few things we have in the world that embodies goodwill and diplomacy for nearly every country. that kind of shit makes me root AGAINST team USA every olympics. save it for the blacktop.

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    Quote Originally Posted by bison View Post
    also not a fan of derozan trying to 360 on team china, or even vince jumping over that french dude in the olympics. The olympics is one of the few things we have in the world that embodies goodwill and diplomacy for nearly every country. that kind of shit makes me root AGAINST team USA every olympics. save it for the blacktop.
    That's like when Barkley was an ass against Angola in 1992 Olympics.

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    Default Re: Disrespect or “Do something about it”?

    Quote Originally Posted by bison View Post
    also not a fan of derozan trying to 360 on team china, or even vince jumping over that french dude in the olympics. The olympics is one of the few things we have in the world that embodies goodwill and diplomacy for nearly every country. that kind of shit makes me root AGAINST team USA every olympics. save it for the blacktop.
    Honestly I think Carter was surprised that Weis didn't drop down or challenge.

    There was a WC playoffs game where Hakeem dunked on a already decided decisive game which caused retialition so I think being bitter at Demar's attempt is natural, but at the same time if it was me losing I wouldn't care. It doesn't make me lose less or more than before. I'd be mad at my team's performance. Not the opponent.


    Pippen was pure disrepect. This was his hate for the Knicks manifesting in a dunk.

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