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NBA 2020-21

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by dmishra, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Administrator Administrator

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    Bucks winning this is good for the NBA - a super star stays with his team, doesn't go hunting for other super stars and is the key factor in an impressive playoff run.
    Hopefully, Giannis can highlight a new path for NBA stars after the "super team" trend ... unlikely but yeah hopefully.
     
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    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    Basketball is already a big sport here, I reckon it'll really take off now with Giannis winning the title. Athens would be an ideal city to produce basketball stars as there isn't enough space anywhere for a football pitch...
     
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    dmishra Very Well-Known Member

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    Heartbreak
     
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    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    Incidentally, I read it was the Bucks' first title in 50 years. That's fucking ages, thought I. Then I noticed they last won it just 8 years before I was born.

    That's heartbreaking @dmishra
     
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    Isnt it already huge with olympiakos etc?
    I remember watching when "you" guys had baby shaq ...
     
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    Well, it's already big but still probably second to football. I can see that perhaps changing, in Athens anyway.
     
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    Suns have never won the title in 53 years of their existence.
     
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    I'm heartbroken because I'm old.
     
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    No way - it will always be footy as the 'primary league' will always be 10+ hours away (from the best bball).
     
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    I dunno, Panathinaikos Basketball are something like 6 times European champs, there's no way the football clubs can match that. The only Greek team to get to a European cup final is Panathinaikos and that was in the 60s.
     
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    Oh in terms of domestic success, for sure ... That will always be a source of pride (though I don't believe the Greek national team will do what their footy team snoozed in 2006!).
    But in terms of fans and their investment, I don't believe it will overcome footy just because of the reality of the league strength etc - the real bball in Europe is the European tournament and the best bball is in Amerikuh.
     
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    I still haven't went to a bball game here. There's talk of AEK basketball moving into the Olympic facility near us, I think it hosted the martial arts or something like that. It'll be good for the building to be used properly again but I'm not sure if it'll be good for the traffic going through our area as the public transport links to it are shite and there's loads of parking spots in and around it.
     
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    I've been here either (went to a few NBA games back in the day).
    The crowds I see in the pana/olympiakos vs maccabi games look INSANE
     
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    In Europe Football will always be the Nr.1 sport. But in case of successes that may be different as you mentioned.

    in general, the Greek fans are crazy (similar to Belgrad fans) but what the do in the halls is just crazy. I think you will not see that anywhere in the US or in the rest of Europe/world.

    By the way It was 2004 when Greek won the European Championship. ;)
     
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    2004?  Good fix ... 2006 was world cup and italia!!!!
     
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