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This boggles my mind how teams struggle so much on the road, the Lakers are now 5-16 on the road, the HEat are 11-10. A road team hasn't won a NBA finals on the road since game 7 since the 69 celtics, when the Celtics last won a title they didn't win a road game till the East finals. Teams shouldn't struggle this much on the road my only theories are this
1. The Familiarity with their own basket
2. Role players and bench players play on mostly adrenaline and the home crowd helps them.
3. Jet Lag
but still don't think it should be night and day like it is home 2 road..
Do you wanna know the real reason? And I'm gonna be racist here. You have a lot of guys in the league that are from not so good backgrounds. Well, these guys still wanna go out, thug life, roll wit' it, yo, blah blah blah...
They go out to all hours of the night on the road and not so much when they're home. This is a fact. I've been out with these guys and they just wanna party and chase azz. They spend their money like it's water and just don't care. I was in a VIP with Jalen and others and it was incredible how Jalen was sooooo cautious and protective while others were just BEYOND out of control. that night I was on the same floor as him and 2 girls came running out of his room and I saw them at the elevator and asked, "what was all that about?" one replied, "nothing, but I'm not doing THAT!"
I've no idea what THAT is, but you can use your imagination. Until it got cracked down on (see Patrick Ewing), the Hawks (me and my guys cleaned up on this) were one of the best covers in the league at home for a while.
Thank you Magic City.
another note, friend of mine was riding with j kidd and was in a limo. kidd told him to hang out and my guy said seriously i cant. Kidd proceeded to rifle one after another 100 dollar bills until my guy said, "ok, ok!! I'll hang with you!" And kidd gave him the rest.
These guys are retarded and there's about 2 on every team that have a brain.
that ride was on madison and leaving tao for your and the rest of the non believers information on the UES...
I look forward to all of your posts, there is no way you are a real person
I like to imagine you as some 13 year old kid with the best imagination ever
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
It's pretty simple, and more importantly has nothing to do with anything coachgomez said. Football and baseball players are pretty well removed from the crowds, in basketball the crowd is sitting right on top of you. It's not just 'noise' when you can see every individual person yelling at you and you don't have a helmet to hide behind.
Correct, this is exactly what I was gonna say
But I was half blind and laughing uncontrollably after reading that Gomez post that I totally forgot what I was thinking
Easily his best post yet
This post was edited by NoVaNoles 18 months ago
That's a good point I feel though you're a professional athlete and shouldn't be rattled by what some guy is doing in the stands, having said that bench players and role players scoring increases substantially at home compared to the road...
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by jmsmooth33 18 months ago
They are still human beings brah, some of them young as hell
I agree that OKC's crowd can have an impact b/c they are boisterous but i've been to plenty 76ers games and in the regular season the crowd is pretty much non existent...
And this is why they are 13-11 at home whereas OKC is 19-3
i have extensive experience with basketball. i found that the background behind the rim is different in different gyms which can affect shooting a lot. sometimes it's hard to adjust
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
OKC also has one of the most talented rosters in the NBA and the 2nd best player, while the 76ers have a mediocre roster, like the Suns yesterday a horrible team and their crowd( I believe its the worst in the NBA) is a joke but beat the lakers..
This post was edited by jmsmooth33 18 months ago
This, it's easy to shoot in places like MSG because they dim the lights on the crowd so it's darker behind the goal. At my high school we had a 3600 person gym and one baseline had endzone seating which was used for our student section, we'd give the away team the goal with the wall behind it in the first half and the endzone side during the second half and %s would plummet. It's a depth perception issue. I remember playing in HS gyms and then going to the dean dome or mcdonalds arena in atlanta for camps and nobody being able to hit shit. The goal looks so small when you can see through the backboard and it just goes on and on.
I agree with this the background and experience with you own basket b/c you shoot on it basically most of the year while other courts you are unfamiliar with..
I actually place the blame on the officials. They ALWAYS lean toward the home team and it shows. Last night, in the last six minutes of that Suns/Lakers game, it seemed like the officials allowed the Suns to play however they wanted on defense.
yeah, the cuse has an enormous advantage due to that....it's not their crowd as much as it is depth perception, but in the league, these guys are morons and go out every chance they can get. You can take the kid out of the ghetto, but you can't...
Sad, but true. Very few Jalen Rose's of the world.
THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL HUNGOVER.
The answer played his best bball hungover and sleep deprived..
oh god here comes the all caps
how old are you Gomez, serious question ?
College basketball has a far larger homecourt advantage
$50 bet with Rebels10 - Best of 3 Egg Bowls
**the $50 goes to others schools athletics dept**
Thats predictable b/c their amateur athletes and the crowds are 100x more louder, I was talking about professional sports..
For the same reason though, just substitute average fan with drunk college kids and you get more noise
Not only are the fans drunk but kids my age have no shame. Another big difference is the NBA uses a specific brand and make for goals so atleast that's not an added variable, any college can pretty much pick any goal they want as long as it's regulation.
It has nothing to do with noise level. It's the travel and the background. Noise fires home team up a bit, yes, but has VERY little influence on the opposing team. Playing Syracuse is tough and so is Duke. Duke it seems as if the rims are 8 feet high and right in your face. Syracuse, they look 12 feet high and 40 yards away.
you're welcome, Nova
LOL...c'mon bro. He might say that, but he didn't and that's why he didn't show up on time to practice, earn the respect of his coaches and brought home no ring. Mgmt wanted to get him a star, but he wouldn't hear it and they didn't want the to bring any further damage to the club.
Look, when you're rich like him and your favorite place to eat is TGIFridays, you gotta start re-evaluating who you have on your team. Guy's work ethic sucked balls. Is he tough? Yeah, he's tough. Tough doesn't win titles, smart does.
This post was edited by CoachGomez214 18 months ago
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