Smack / Jan 25, 2012 / 12:38 am

Chris Bosh Is The Closer; Carmelo Scores 1 Point, Knicks Still Win

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

If you’re LeBron, what’s the point? He could afford to be passive last night because Chris Bosh was getting busy in the fourth quarter of Miami’s 92-85 win over Cleveland. Kyra Sedgwick went off for 17 fourth quarter points, and had two of the biggest buckets of the game: a three-point play off the dribble and then a pull-up J in the closing minutes. His two free throws with 55 seconds left put Miami up eight, icing the win. It wasn’t so much that Bosh didn’t get help. ‘Bron had 18. But Bosh took the Cavs’ best punches all night, drawing foul after foul and finishing everything. He had 35 points, missed only six shots and made all 14 of his freebies. That was his fourth 30-point game of this season, which happened to be the same amount he had last year over the entire season … Are any two teammates more polar opposites than Andy Varejao and Kyrie Irving? It’s hilarious. On one possession in the third, Varejao (11 points, 11 rebounds) got an offensive rebound, dribbled in a circle, lost it down by his legs and then did a “stop, drop and roll” somersault. Irving (17 points) got it later in the possession, and perfectly placed a runner off the glass. Smooth … Alonzo Gee had a baseline dunk with just over three minutes left where he went right over Udonis Haslem‘s head. Haslem might’ve blocked that if he still had braids. It was the eight dunk of the night for Cleveland, a record against Miami this year … Dwight Howard (14 points) became the Magic’ all-time scoring leader last night on a third quarter dunk in Orlando’s 102-83 win in Indiana, passing Nick Anderson. It was the Pacers first home loss of the season, and it came not through the force of Howard but because no one wanted to check Ryan Anderson (24 points, eight rebounds) … Toronto came into the desert with 14 consecutive losses to the Suns, and left with a three-point W because Andrea Bargnani (36 points) styled on ‘em all night. Il Mago started dropping bombs in the third, scoring 11 barely four minutes into the quarter. After another trey with under three minutes to go, he had already stacked up 18 in the frame. You know a shooter has it rolling when the ball isn’t hitting anything but the bottom of the back rim. It’s not even a splash. The net doesn’t even move. That was Bargnani in the third quarter last night. “Basketball just isn’t fair when you’ve got a seven footer shooting it two feet beyond the arc,” the color guys said … Late in the game, despite some near heroics from Steve Nash (17 points, 14 dimes), Phoenix just couldn’t get that one big three they needed to fall. And every time they had to get a stop, Bargnani handed them another bucket … The Raptors still suck, but Bargnani HAS to get some All-Star love. He’s scoring nearly 23 with 6.5 glass cleans a night, and in the East once you get past the top seven or so, there haven’t been many players deserving of a spot … Keep reading to hear about Carmelo’s worst night as a Knick …

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  • BRUCE

    Chris Bosh delivered, can Lebron learn from him?

  • That’s What’s Up

    no, but wade’s ass can stay on the bench

  • Chainfire

    So the Raptors were on a 7 game losing streak with Bargnani being out for 6 of those games, he comes back and scores 36 points and 12/12 from the FT line while also playing some solid defence in stretches and they finally get a win in Phoenix.

    If only Il Mago had some help, he HAS to drop bombs every night for the raps to even have a chance. He’s the team’s only reliable and consistent shooter and the only one who commands double teams most of the time. If Bargs grabbed about 3 rebounds more a night he’d be up there with Dirk at least as far as stats are concerned. Nice to see some love from Dime for the 7 foot Italian stallion!

  • http://testudotimes.com TurtleFlyBy

    Gary Williams exclusive Under Armour Basketball kicks: https://twitter.com/#!/chrislittmann/status/161901242438791168

    Hot damn

  • beiber newz

    trade wade for dwight….no, sike. but damn, it’s looking tempting and more tempting after each win. imagine an inside outside presence in bosh and dwight on the block. lebron facilitating the offense. and if miami gets jj redick in the deal more 3 point effectiveness at the two. chalmers still hitting threes getting steals…that team would be more unbeatable than they are now. finding a blockbuster deal involving wade and dwight wouldn’t be so bad, and wade wouldn’t have to travel far.

  • j

    who’s kyra?

  • Big Island

    Kyra is on a show called “The Closer”. Kevin Bacon’s wife. Dime went highbrow on everyone. I’m gonna be cool until tomorrow morning. Hopefully it won’t go all bs in the comments.

    Sooooo, no mention of Melo from Beib? I agree though, trade Wade or Lebron for Dwight and everyone wins. Preferably Wade though.

    And anyone know why Minny won’t max Kevin Love? I get flexibility, but dude will bolt if you aren’t offering more.

  • beiber newz

    actually…would miami trade lebron for carmelo and amare? imagine a starting lineup of

    chalmers
    wade
    carmelo
    bosh
    amare

    wow.

  • McSimon

    So is it too early to start callin Rubio a new Jason Kidd?

  • beiber newz

    hahahaha word on the street is that drake is saying HE CAN’T WAIT TO RUN INTO CHICAGO NATIVE common. people close to drake are saying he wants to fuck him up if their paths ever cross. personally i think drake would give him the biz. common is type scrawny, but he’s athletic, but drake looks like he would do damage on that guy. just my opinion. drake looks kinda rugged enough to give him a few 1-2s.

    for basketball sake, since this is looking like toronto vs chi-town…i wonder who would get they ass bust between rose and derozen.

  • silky

    camby-man still getting it done! him and kurt thomas are talkin and planning a redux of some post lockout glory…. venues changed tho… a little more ice on the knees now.

    seems like a long time since an nyk blowout, too bad its charlotte, hard to be a knicks fan when melo is playin like kobe… but i’ve had a decade(plus) to learn patience is a virtue. the countdown goes: tick tick till boom

  • beiber newz

    i think it’s funny that people criticized kobe “fake” torn ligament injury yet luol deng tears one in his non shooting wrist and he’s expected to miss games. why can’t he just get injections, play and drop 40 like bryant?

  • EN FUEGO

    Melo for MVP! Melo for MVP!

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • beiber newz

    beiber newz they call me beiber newz
    i talk a bunch of bullsh@t soon as i read the news
    i wish kobe was my homie, that melo was my fellow
    that a bad chick would blow me, let alone say hello
    got no other outlet, i live for the smack
    because i know in the real world all i do is get them back
    so i escape reality, with my online rhymes
    where i get to act tough and commit online crimes
    i start controversy but my sh@t wont sell
    till they find me dead butt naked choked with belts in hotels
    i cry i whine im a faq
    because no one likes me at dime mag
    so i guess consider this my apology
    because a comment by me is another comment not to read

  • beiber newz

    don’t you think it’s funny that it’s been exactly a month of the season and this is the first time guys are mocking melo’s stats? that should show you something. lol and over points. he did a lot more in that game to help the team win. but it’s ironic..almost like you guys have been waiting for a bad statistical game from him. it only took you guys an entire month.

  • JBaller

    I’ll take a W in NY over a fat stat line from Melo any day. Glad as I am they won, they still have a lot to figure out. Dantoni actually played every guy on the active roster, and every single player scored. Melo actually scored less than them all; even Jeremy Lin outscored him. Strange days in deed.

  • Chainfire

    Bargnani is the Toronto Raptors’ MVP and it isn’t even close! 2012 is the year of primo pasta sauce and Bargs!

    check out barg’s all-star voting video!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNIqK9lHFCY&feature=player_embedded

  • beiber newz

    hey, i see chickgorilla is starting early with the fake comments.

    he seems to always give himself away.

    do i ever block out when i FUCKING curse? nope, but guess who does, CHICKGORILLA. you slipped up man. give it up. you are caught red handed.

    if you guys here are truly mad at the comment section BULLSHIT then call out that mutherFUCKER.

    that rhyme was very weak. lol yall should know it wasn’t me. he just mad deng is a pussy and can’t play on a torn ligament like kobe and i called him out for it.

    he is such a homer that he is willing to make the comment section bullshit everyday with fake comments just to cause a stir. what hoe. someone needs to tell him get off my meat, stop flooding the comment section with fake bullshit and stop using my name. you can’t have it, your rhymes are weak, DRAKE GONNA FUCK UP COMMON, and micheal jordan isn’t going to put on a bulls jersey anytime soon so stop bitching.

    STOP WITH THE BS FAKE COMMENTS.

    i seen only two ppl call him out. celtsfan and lakeshow84. seeing as none of you are stepping up calling out FAKEBEIB i will. i know it’s chickgorilla, 100% . he is a whack ass bitch.

    i just wanted to insult him. i have no care about his fake comments. i just want him to know i absolutely know it’s him and i wanted to shit on him along the way. it’s YOU GUYS who hate the comment section now who are sitting around doing nothing. guys like UNCHECKEDAGRESSION are saying it’s FUNNY and encouraging more of it. LOOK WHAT YOU CREATED UNCHECKEDAGRESSION . more fake posts like that whackass rap. good job guys.

  • beiber newz

    jballer!!

    YES! i was thinking the same thing. they won by like 30 and guys want to focus on melo individually. it;’s crazy. the haters want it their way. if the knicks lose they criticize the team, when the knicks win the criticize melo. they just love to yap.

  • beiber newz

    chickgorilla’s mom probably put the mean parental control on his dora the explorer laptop so he isn’t allowed to type curse words. hahaha. i never seen chickgorilla type a full curse word. his mommy blocked that shit.

    just watch guys…pay attention and see if chickgorilla writes curse words. we should all know it is him faking comments. he is a hoe for that. jus keep an eye on that now guys. you will see exactly what i mean.

  • catdaddywhack

    No pressure, but damn, all he did was practice one time and the Knicks win big the next day. Not only Baron Davis is the messiah, he’s also king midas… lol

  • beiber newz

    he should play tommorow…i heard he scrimmaged yesterday and was so displeased with his performance he was considering delaying the debut. but i think he comes back tommorow and play limited minutes. i’m just happy he could be back in time for that heat game on friday. should be a great game that day. but if he does play this wednesday, it should be interesting as he would be going up against the team that amnestied him…the cavaliers.

  • catdaddywhack

    LMMFAO @ # 14

    real bn, fake bn, cloned bn, dr jerky or mr hyde… usually scroll past a lot these days but shit, gotta give some props. cold, true and hilarious.

  • beiber newz

    lol

  • beiber newz

    everyone not black can die in a gas chamber.

  • Bilal

    I thought I might get involed today. I thought wrong.

    @Dime, how about a forum section so we can have real discussions rather than have this back and forth crap.

    Also Common would put Dralke back in a wheelchair

  • 23076

    @beiber Good win for NY last night, people argue its only the bobcats but you can only beat the team in front of you, as a HEAT fan (I was before the big three thing) I can’t wait to play NY, hope it’s a close competitive game though

  • Bear

    @Dime, seriously you need to sort this crap out now, I can’t even be bothered to comment on anything. Please do something about this shit on the comments.

  • stefan

    same for me. I was reading the comments until I got to that shit. I get that kids get bored and have to jerk off their frustrations somewhere but that is why dime are running a magazine and website with paid employees.

    how can you let 1 or 2 users mess up your website? that’s dumb.

  • stefan

    I also wonder what players are dime writers voting into the all star. I had a real problem with the West centers for example… Does it come down to Mark Gasol and Marcin Gortat?

  • trollne1

    I wanna see Shumpert at the SG position. He seems a more solid defender than Landry Fields. At this point, I would prefer seeing more of Novak instead of Amare. It boggles me what the heck happened to Amare cause he’s so hesitant and tentative on offense this year. Actually, he’s been that way ever since Melo came aboard.

    Wonder if Melo’s pissed he didn’t get his numbers today.

  • x0t

    what would you rather have a center who puts up 21 and 12 shooting 9/16 playing the CENTER position, or an overgrown jumpshooter who gets his 6 boards on free throws? couple great games in a row for gortat and no mention.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    @DIME
    FYI, your website is now trashy. Just read the comments. If that ain’t trashy reading, I don’t know what is. Have you noticed that your loyal regulars for the past 3,4,5 years are posting less and less? I’m done here till they fix this shit.

    I urge you other posters to think twice before you visit this site to leave comments. DIME’s gotta do something, and we all know that but I’m not so sure they know. The longer this shit goes on, the less tolerant I become. I’m looking for another website to discuss ball today, Fuck this…. anyone know of any?? Don’t post it in your comment because it will be moderated… post it as your website, just above the comment box.

  • IGP

    @ Jay

    I have to agree with you man. When did Dime become all about rap battles between two idiot posters?

    I mean are yall really going to start a “fight” online? It is a complete waste of time and energy. What type of satisfaction do you get?

  • that dude

    LOL

    Fat Magic

  • Bilal

    Any luck with a new website anyone? I am trying to find a new one, but Dime is a habit and there isn’t much like Smack that i can find.

    Dime sort it out please!

  • beiber newz

    Yeah, the comment section is so lame. I’m sorry for being the reason it got outta hand by pissing everyone off.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    @Bilal
    Check if Raptors Republic works for you… my workplace has it locked out.

  • beiber newz

    when you have people like …
    1)catdaddywhack
    2)uncheckedagression
    ….encouraging fake comments, the faker thhinks he can write what he wants because people are telling him he’s funny.

    and when you have people like
    3)chickgorilla
    …faking comments even when he is caught

    and when you have people just laughing at comments by fake poeple you get what is coming to you.

    it is not 1 or 2 people ruining the commnets. it’s CHICKGORILLA. the fake comments person is ruining it. but i more so blame catdaddywhack today because he is telling the person he is funny. do you expect somone who is told he is funny to stop? then you get comments like the one that is really bad.

    catdaddywhack, you are very immature for encouraging this…a discussion about knicks turns into a comedy show because you tell the faker he is funny.

    that was dumb. very stupid. no other words describes what you and uncheckedagression do. you two and a few others who keep telling him he is funny. u are dumbasses.

    i think i speak for everyone when i tell you two to kick rocks. now you have numerous people here complaining about the comment section. u are a dumb person catdaddywhack.

  • beiber newz

    @ 23076
    yez, you can only beat the team in front of you. thank uuuuu. and i find it funny that i see two moron mocking melo. i thought winning was important? i thought winning by 30 was even more important. lol

    bilal

    HAHAHA Xs 100 @ common putting drake back in a wheelchair.

  • Chaos

    @Jay

    I got to agree, was don’t post all the time, I like to post once or twice but by the time I get up and get ready to post its a whole lot of comments about bs and I don’t feel like posting after 50 comments with 25 being bs. I am not saying some folks read what I got to say but I get unmotivated. Smack has been a lot better lately but damn I been posting for 5-6 and its getting tiring cuz I like to respond to a lot of yall that talk ball but I don’t wanna have to skip a lot of comments to find valid points…

    Damn Melo, 1 pt. Dude need to find some kinda rhythm. Granted they didn’t need him as much this game but still when the shit gets goin he needs to be there to score on cats.

    Gortat needs one more year of starting before he truly gets it. I don’t expect 20-10 from him but maybe 14-10 aint to high of a ceiling from him

    The last few games should prove that either Wade/Lebron and Bosh is only necessary and having all three maybe unnecessary to win. There is more defined roles when either lebron or wade out and they seem to play a lot better.

  • Bilal

    I think i might join Insidehoops.com, lots of ball discussions there.

  • Bobby

    beiber newz. shut up mate…

  • EN FUEGO

    Typical BEAVER NEWZ. Always blaming others but yourself. Read between the lines, fool. They just don’t want to say it out right. HAHAHA.

    No beiber newz. No lameness.

    I dare you not to post comments in SMACK for a few days and I guarantee that complaints about the lameness will disappear, everything will be back the way it was before you fucked it up.

  • beiber newz

    LMAO @ beiber newz calling for help from all the people he’s pissed off the past 2 months. Dude, you have no friends here. People don’t like you or your shitty comments. The fakers (and there are about 7 different people by my count) are just posting comment wich are similar to comments YOU POST. Now you don’t like it. Laughable! Until you realize YOU are the problem, the fakers will remain.

  • beiber newz

    ^anyone notice this idiot forget to change her name back to chickgorilla?!!! ha!1 wow.

    ps. i never said IIIII didn’t like it. i said it’s funny you guys are complaining. i said i dint care about the fake comments because it doesn’t affect me posting real comments, lol ! i just see it funny the guys complaining havent called out the fake guy. that’s who im thinking about. for all i care, you chickgorilla can use my name all u want! i will still POST!!! i will still write comments. i won’t go anywhere!

    chicago is so dumb it has dumb residents that forget to change their name back off from jocking mines!! lol!!!

  • beiber newz

    whoever says “mate” is a loser ! is that a cool word in your land? fucking loser.

  • beiber newz

    chaos..i said trade wade for dwight.

  • beiber newz

    I’m from europe, dumb ass. And I saw people jacking your name and thought I would join the cause since you already turned the comment section into crap.

    Like I said, you’re the problem. You’re just too dumb to realize A LOT of people are pissed at you, not just one.

    You don’t have the intellect to know that you caused this.

  • Big Island

    Melo would absolutely rather score 40 and lose than score 10 and win. So yeah, dude is pissed he dropped 1.

  • That’s What’s Up

    shit…fuck the comments. I scroll past any and every beiber, real or not.

    What I’m looking forward to is Pacers/Bulls 7PM CST and then followed up by Clippers/Lakers – both on NBA TV tonight.

    I’ll definitely slip some Spurs/Hawks in during those games. I think Duncan needs to take more games off with the way he played against the Hornets. …and you know how the playoffs go with all those off days – it could work out nicely for Timmeh

  • beiber newz

    I’m not following the cattle
    cause I like to rap battle
    I drop it like it’s hot
    My lyrics tie you in a knot
    I hope that at the end
    you all will be my friend

  • beiber newz

    this is hot stuff!
    7 Fast Women We Would Still Put A Ring On
    http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/01/7-fast-women-we-would-still-put-a-ring-on

    includes some nba player chasers !

  • beiber newz

    Go go gadget rapbattle!

  • beiber newz

    fuck europe then lol fuck the whole place.

  • beiber newz

    Trade Wade to washington for Wall and spare parts.

  • beiber newz

    Trade Wade to Europe! LOLZ

  • beiber newz

    rap battle rap battle
    beiber newz is the best
    you guy have me on you back
    like grandmas’ vest.
    i live in america
    so i make fun of europe
    i say u guys are on my penis
    come and catch my cool nut

  • beiber newz

    go knicks go knicks
    i am running you fools
    i make u use my name
    cuz u think i am cool
    so i am in your head
    all of you talking abut me
    i am doin like r kelly
    your head down catchin my pee !

  • heckler

    TRADE SCENARIO:

    as discussed by Chris Broussard on ESPN.

    Why dont the Knicks/Nets make a trade.
    Carmelo Anthony and Baron Davis for Deron Williams and a lottery pick.

    NY Knicks get the point guard they’ve always needed (not punkass marbury or felton). they become more balanced and instantly better.

    NJ Nets get the STAR they need as they move into Brooklyn. Baron Davis can hold down the fort as PG. Then, maybe they can still try to get dwight howard. if not, they move to Brooklyn with Carmelo, BDiddy, Kris Hump, Brook Lopez and still with PLENTY of cap room to sign a 2nd tier allstar (jason terry?)

    Both teams would become more balanced and improve immediately.

  • http://ufl.edu Big Freeze

    Dime needs to get the discuss comment system or something that lets us like/dislike each others comments. The most disliked comments get trashed to the bottom, the top comments go to the top.

  • beiber newz

    I don’t care about the fakers, I don’t even read them. Thats why I post and answer back. I’m just keepin it real.

  • beiber newz

    heckler…melo is a keeper. period but deron wants to play in ny tho.

  • beiber newz

    big freeze, that system would throw off discussion order.

  • beiber newz

    just so everyone knows, im the real justin beiber. Also, i was responsible for the QQ imposter comments last year. lol.

  • beiber newz

    you’re the real justin? you spelled his last name wrong fucking idiot ! lmao

  • beiber newz

    i am reading places that carmelo anthony had probably his best game of the year…yet i see people from hawaii and puerto rico mocking him bcuz he scored 1 point. shows they don’t know shit about bball. they just look at points scored. so sad.

  • EN FUEGO

    I’m with Big Freeze with the like/dislike idea.

    But with the basic – the disliked ones will be “hidden due to lameness” so it won’t be a bitch trying scroll past the crap.

  • SWAT

    @beiber FUCK OFF…DAMN!! Dime drop this cat for damn’s sake. like others said before this dude is killing the section.
    anyway-did yall see the other night at the hornets/spurs game brooke shields and darryl hannah sitting courtside. real spit is thr anything sexier than chicks who watch and follow bball.

  • SWAT

    i fox with the like/dislike idea.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    Seriously homey. You need help.

    @Jay, Control

    So I was playing against the Raptors on NBA 2k12, I did not know that have the 3D logo thing on the baselines in the game too! that shyt looks cool as hell.

    Bulls vs Pacers should be a good game tonight. I look for David West and Roy Hibbert to be a problem down low, but Rip and DRose should balance that out on the other side.

    The LA battle should be a good one too as long as everybody is healthy. Every time I look up Chris Paul or Chauncy Billups, or Mo Williams is sitting out a game.

  • stefan

    I know nobody cares about one reader… like me. Still, I will take a look at next week’s Smack. Let’s say Monday and Tuesday. If the comments are like today, I will read slam and other stuff from then on.

  • beiber newz

    did he just call me homey? i have to take another shower now.

    the 2 best bball games this week will be without question

    lakers v clippers
    and
    heat v knicks

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    baron davis tonight…i hope he plays. he will be the best passer on the team. the knicks picked up a starter off amnesty. so nice to him him in uniform.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    the real beiber newz with a RED name. time to cut out the bullshit.

  • That’s What’s Up

    I truly like DIME. I’m on here on the reg and I even subscribe to the Magazine, dating back to my NYC days. Overall I’ve had 3 or 4 separate subscriptions and probably received 8 total magazines in the past 8 years (…but I never called to complain, I just let that shit slide…)

    But I gotta say… the comments have gone to hell, which is why I scroll past beibs. It’s easy fellas, just don’t read that nonsense. But I won’t say that I’m not gonna visit the site anymore – shit, they owe me for all of those “postal errors”

  • Jzsmoove

    Dime give me a shout when you start moderating this site. It has gone to the dumps. I was ecstatic when I finally found this site a few years ago. I am a basketball fan first and foremost. A Raptors second by geographical affiliation. I can talk shit about basketball, just basketball. I’ll still read Smack but I’ll probably post somewhere else. Peace

  • The New Guy

    I have not commented for months, but I have been observing the comment section. I read all of them including the ones you guys say are a waste of time. The one thing I can say is it seems to center at that beiber guy. I think making his name distinguishable from the fake posts is the smartest thing he has done in the past couple months.

    Beiber Newz, if you are willing to stay straight after making the name change, this is on you now. You gave yourself a distinguished name so you own it now. We will recognize when it’ your bullshit.

    Well. I am now going to keep a close eye on your comments. Okay guys, that was my one comment for the month.

    PS. The Lakers will continue their losing streak against the Clippers. Mainly because Kobe will try to be Michael Jordan instead of feeding the big men.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    @Chi,
    Yeah 2k put that “banner” in the game. Good research on their part.
    Also have you noticed that every stadium’s camera (default view) is at the level unique to each arena. THAT’S attention to detail.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    @JAy

    yeah that shyt is dope too. It makes every stadium feel unique. I also added in music specific to each area too, which adds to the feel.

  • QQ

    Wow, now I like to see myself as the Hipster.

    I was crying ‘IMPOSTOR’ before it was cool.

    Haha.

    Fucking clean your website, cats.

    And read the Jay comment on how the regulars don’t post much anymore, and he nailed it. Bunch of twerps with just trying to act tough on the Internet.

    And beiber newz, you were my impostor? Last year?

    Fuck you, impostors were coming for me back when the Magic reached the Finals, 3 years ago.

  • QQ

    Also, that Knick win was Melo’s career in a nutshell.

    When you’re trying too hard to score and ignore everything else, you’ll like a fucktard while those people around you actually gets the win.

  • The New Guy

    Oh, strange. Chicagorilla doesn’t curse. I didn’t think #18 was true. It always takes seeing to believe.

  • LABaller

    Damn this site is getting crazy right now.. It isn’t even that hard to block certain people. While I realize a lot of us scroll past the crap it’s still annoying as hell and clearly I’m not the only one who thinks so. It started w the “real” bnews making silly ass comments that were clearly made by someone who rode the short yellow bus to school and everyone obviously got on him for being what he is, retarded. Now, it’s just everyone trying to be funny in their own short bus way and it’s clogging up the comment section w a bunch of crap. I, like a lot of people here, read this site daily and most of the time don’t comment. I read the comments, I try and ignore the bullshit and read the informative. Gotta say tho, the crap seems to be taking over. I’m not the only one saying this and not nearly the first, but dime if so many people are getting annoyed by it, people that have been on here for years, don’t you think it’s time you guys do something about this?

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    “I also added in music specific to each arena too, which adds to the feel.”
    WHAT?!??!?! You can add music that plays only in one arena?!?! GTFOH. I don’t believe you… gotta google.

    Unbelievable. Guess what i’m doing tonight. But I’m not gonna make it official. MSG is getting some Michael Buble… and the Heat is getting Will Smith’s club banger dedicated to the city.

    Bienvenido a Miami

  • QQ

    @ 84:

    In my experience, cats won’t clean nothing.

    I was here crying IMPOSTOR years ago, and people round here are looking at me like ‘just ignore him Dime, he’s a fucktard’.

    Now the same thing happens to yall, and yall pleading at them cats to clean this shit up?

    But for everyone’s sake: DO SOMETHING, DIME.

    Something. Anything.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    @Jay

    hahahadikhiashfi@Will SMith for Miami. i never thought about that. I even brought myself to download some DJ Kahled and Rick Rosss for MIA. I even put some old Lil Wayne and Master P for New Orleans. But my favorite teams to play right now have to be Washington (Wale), Charlotte (J.Cole), Philly (Beanie Sigel, Freeway) and Houston(Scareface, UGK, Killa Kyleon).

    @The New guy
    Nah I’ll admit I do cuss/swear. I usually use characters in the words (f^ck/sh!t/a$$) or I spell them wrong (Shyt, fluck, bytch, MFer)

  • LABaller

    I remember that and I was one of the people talkin shit to you.. Not cause of the imposter shit but cause y’all were going against us in the finals and it was fun as hell to shit on you when you were one of the only couple of people reppin the magic.

    How about dime requires us to set up an account and sign in to comment, it’ll cut the bullshit n everyone will know who’s who. You’ll still have some idiots going to random computers and signing up w fake accounts but you can easily block those ip addresses after it’s evident and it’ll def cut out the crap

  • QQ

    @ 88:

    Good times. Good times.

    Speaking of the Magic, gotta give the biggest props to Dwight. The Magic’s All. Time. Scoring. Leader.

    So. Just. Please. Stay. In. Orlando.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i hope putting my name in red helps guys. it’s hard when i say i wanna go bak to peace n shit n guys are writing under my name stupid shit. what’s even more stupid is people laffin at the fake comments. now shit got way outta hand today with the dumb rhymes. i hope now shit can go back to normal.

  • itsakademiks

    yea jay u gotta get on that man….should hear the the arena music i set up for my wiz association…shit get me hype everytime

  • http://www.psychodrama.com Chicagorilla

    Oh and for MYPlayer mode. I downloaded the Bulls intro theme song to have it play at the beginning of each game. Shyt def feels realistic.

  • Mt. Pleasant

    @ Dime Regulars – Thanks.

    I can’t remember how I found it but I read Smack every single day for around 5 years. The daily write up was a great summary of the previous night’s games before I had league pass.

    But the comment section was my favorite part. I never really had time to post but enjoyed it every day. Regular posters carried on intelligent debates about not just basketball, but music, politics and race relations in an honest and mostly respectful manner I did not think was possible on the internet. The comment section from the day Obama got elected was the best politics related item I’ve ever read. Every once in a while it would deteriorate into an internet battle but it was usually humorous and lasted a day or two at most.

    It is a real disappointment that one individual has managed to ruin a previously remarkable forum in a couple of months.

    I have started to comment more partially to offset the dumbass posts and partially because a herniated disc has left me watching more bball and playing less of it.

    My suggestion is to just carry on as usual and ignore bieber. Its tough and I have been drawn into his drivel before, but I think like most annoyances, if ignored they will go away.

    Anyway sorry about the essay, but if this the end of Smack’s comment section I want to thank all of the regular posters for all of the hours of enjoyment over the years. It was appreciated.

    @ Bieber – you’re not wanted, just leave.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i don’t want to be wanted, i want to comment. just mind your business.

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    Man FUCK YALL!

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    QQ you and your imposter almost ruined this site back in the day. BTW, baron davis lives in my building in midtown (just mentioned cause someone said his name).

  • Common Sense

    Somebody please reminder this righteous schizo, QQ, that Austin Burton busted his dumb ass as “QQ” and his own “Imposter” by letting us know that all messages were sent from the same IP address. Finally busted, he tried to deny then lucky for us, disappeared. Few weeks later, “beiber newz” showed up and proceeded to destroy the comments section. He’ll try to take credit for posts hitting 100+ today even though 80 of them are people saying they’re sick of the trash.
    There are other places for us to just discuss hoops. Slamonline etc.
    If Dime refuses to handle their comments section, they can have beiber and his imitators talking to themselves for all I care.
    Later.

  • http://www.psychodrama.com/ Chicagorilla

    There he goes again cursing. I don’t know if someone jacked his name again but he is back to being mean. Maybe someone did jack his name just to curse. But I don’t know. I will not believe it’s beiber cusring. I will just be peaceful like him If you are the @sshole cursing under his name please stop. That shyt is annoying. He said he will be nice. So leave him alone. F^ck that. Let beiber live. I can’t believe i said that.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    @akademiks… definitely gonna get on it. On a wack level for the teams I have some distaste for. And just for shits n giggles, the Spurs will be introduced to Tony Parker’s french rap song; “Balance Toi”.

    Chi, Thanks for bringing that feature to my attention.

    BTW, have you guys messed with the create-a-jumpshot editor? It’s crazy what you can do with it. I got my 7’3″ center with the ugliest, slowest set shot EVER. Takes about 2.5 seconds to shoot it but it’s unblockable because he’s so tall. Too entertaining.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    That doesn’t seem like beiber. He just said he will go back to peace and now he is saying fuck yall? I don’t know. Maybe it is easy for people to use names of others. It has to be frustrating huh? Sorry beiber, I feel for you. Some crazy man won’t let you just be yourself and talk basketball. Damn, and guys here will fall for the fake ones. Nothing we can do, just hold your head up high. Maybe the imposter is someone from the outside just trying to ruin everyone. Who knows. Don’t just blame chicagorilla, even though you caught him for blocking out swears. Maybe someone is just using everyone’s name. It happened to control yesterday.

  • QQ

    @96 Look who’s talking dipshit. Let’s try to stick to speaking only about basketball.

    Thanks.

    Dime please moderate.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    qq, that was fake…if it aint about basketball, and intelligent basketball, ignore it qq. i have nothing against you

  • QQ

    @97
    What is it that you don’t understand? Dime doesn’t moderate and someone who obviously has nothing better to do than troll this site caused a shit storm. I am not beiber homo newz. I’m merely an Orlando Magic fan who cares to discuss hoops in its truest form.

  • QQ

    beibs – Thank You man. I have nothing but love for you also. Dime get this under wraps.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i just find it funny that people are putting it upon themselves to ruin the comment section by faking commments and getting everyone mad. well, i will just do me. that person can have a blast. it aint affecting me. just the comment section that 30 other people seem to get annoyed with.

    i wonder if the imposter realizes, he is faking comments to get at me, but it’s having a reverse affect cuz it’s annoying other readers. lol that’s comedy. that person still doesnt understand that.

    anyway….i said this a few days ago…i wonder if jeff van gundy would do any better than diantoni as the knicks coach. personally , i dont think the knicks are that bad because they let a handful of games simply slip away that they should have won. that gives me faith they will do well in the post season with the time spent going thru adversity in the regular season.

  • QQ

    @101, 103 and 104. DUDE Give it a rest! SMH.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Because I do care about the Dime readers and the community we’ve got in these forums, I did some digging into the whole @beiber “impostors” case. Found some interesting info if anybody is interested…

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    One more comment: Did anyone hear bout ‘Melo’s post postgame interview rant in the locker room? Apparently there was some bad blood between Amare and him about shooting too many shots. It was reported that ‘Melo said “let’s see yall get the win against a real team with me scoring only 1 point.” LOL. I’m a ‘Melo fan, but i hope this is not true. Dime verify.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    speaking more on the knicks…i find it weird that people are making a big deal out the fact the knicks pull out a win and melo only scored 1 point. haven’t teams won games when their star player DIDN’T PLAY AT ALL? melo did play and only scored one point, but he did facilitate, rebound and he got the defense’s attention allowing the floor to open up for easy scores hence the 110+ points.

  • Sean Sweeney

    Guys- I’ll be sorting this mess out soon. Still trying to figure out the best course of action to try to get the comments back to a better experience for everyone involved.

    And I am interested in seeing what happens with Bargnani and the ASG. The East really doesn’t have anyone more deserving of going outside of 8 or 9 guys.

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    Thank You Sean!

    Austin, what did you find?

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    damn..denver re-up’d danillo. i wanted him to go somewhere else…like the lakers or knicks

  • the shaman

    alright! K-Love got his contract. bout damn time

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    klove re-up’d also…

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i heard love has an out-clause after the 3rd year because minny didn’t want to give him a 5 yr deal. i wonder why they didn’t want to lock him up for longer. they must know something the public doesn’t

  • the shaman

    and looky here, Melo doesn’t put up 20 shots and the knicks win handily. imagine that! that’s exactly what I was talking about when I posted my “essay” the other day.

    . . . . .

    As far as moderating users/comments, it would be great if there was a way for us to give posters a “+/- Rating” and automatically hide anybody’s comments that have accumulated heavy negative ratings. That way they can still post but we would only have to view them if we so choose.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Well, all I know is that in yesterday’s Smack, when the “real” @beiber stated in comment #26 that it was his 1st comment of the day, it was really his 4th or 5th.

    And in today’s Smack, maybe of the comments made by @beiber and @QQ have come from the same IP address.

    Also in today’s Smack, there has been at least one other @beiber impostor.

    Finally, in today’s Smack, some comments by @JAY and @Chicagorilla and @The New Guy have all come from the same IP address … the same IP as many of the (what I assume to be) “real” @beiber IP comments.

    More to come…

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    Thanks for the update Sweeney.
    Is it legal to post people IPs?? If it is, there’s your answer. Just allow those to be seen.

    FYI fellas, my last post was #99… I’m seriously done posting for today. Anymore JAY’s posting, it ain’t me.

    @AB
    I’m interested in the info since i was victimized at one point.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Sorry, I need to clarify: In today’s Smack, many of the comments made by @beiber and @QQ came from the same IP address, which was NOT the IP address that pretended to be @JAY, @The New Guy and @Chicagorilla.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    that’s amazing work. keep it coming.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    “Finally, in today’s Smack, some comments by @JAY and @Chicagorilla and @The New Guy have all come from the same IP address … the same IP as many of the (what I assume to be) “real” @beiber IP comments.”

    Interesting I suspected it was “The New Guy” since i saw his name up on here a couple months back… even as himself he never added anything to the conversations. Just calling people out, similarly to what he’s doing as beiber. Also the crap he said in his posts today sound a bit too fishy.

    #100 was the only JAY post that wasn’t me. I’m out.

    @New Guy …. Balance Toi. Find out what that means.

  • QQ

    @ Common sense:

    What the fuck are you talking bout?

    No one ‘BUSTED’ me cause I aint talking shit, you fucking bastard.

    Back then, some fool really tried to fake me (also, RIGHT NOW, cause 89 was my LAST post before this).

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RJbLV98fI Showtime

    @ Austin & SeanSweeney

    Thanks for stepping up, I really hope you guys figure something out because it’s pretty much unbearable right now.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    haha..i don’t know why “bastard” sounded so funny coming from qq. but it did. it came from the heart i guess.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @beiber (the real @beiber) — I can tell you that @Chicagorilla is not posting comments under your name, unless he is using two different IP addresses at the same time.

  • QQ

    I guess it could be simple… Yall got our email addresses right? Yall legit cats here, if you’re willing, post your email ad, with some info blanked out (for example, it’s ‘abc123′, yall could post ‘ab___3′) so you’re not giving your email ad, but Dime can have a baseline.

  • That’s What’s Up

    I tell you what I do man………. two chicks at the same time

  • Mt. Pleasant

    Thanks Dime for helping clean up the comments section.

    And does this mean AB’s back?

  • LakeShow84

    LMAO QQ is Beiber Newz

    What a fucking surprise LMAO

    ANYFUCKINGWAYS

    Props to Bosh for playing all out last night.. Dude didnt deserve ALL the blame last year.. Bosh can ball.. He just aint a old school player.. but shit he got the attitude..

    Thanks for bustin em out AB lol

  • LakeShow84

    @ Showtime

    Its not unbearable just skip everything Beiber related lol

    Anyone else loving the lockout as far as schedule goes?? Good teams ballin every night lol

  • QQ

    @ lakeshow:

    Or to put it correctly,

    beiber newz is my NEW impostor.

    Kinda cool to have a new one every week.

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    @LakeShow84 — Scary part is, it’s not even that simple. There is one person who made some commments today as both @beiber and @QQ, but then there’s another @QQ who seems genuinely like the real @QQ.

    There’s one person who seems to be the real @beiber who has also posted under other user names and posted “fake” comments as @beiber, then came back and complained about somebody posting fake comments.

    Then there’s one person who only seems to post “fake” @beiber comments.

    I’m trying to help get things sorted out, but damn, how old are some of you? I DO have a job I’m supposed to be doing, ya know…

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i wouldn’t be surprised if an 8th seed makes the finals

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RJbLV98fI Showtime

    @ LakeShow84

    I’ve been ignoring 99 % of Sporty-J and anything beiber related for probably half a year now but nowadays that’s like 100 out of 120 posts

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    it sucks sometimes that basketball is a kid’s game because that means we’ll have kids interested in coming to basketball websites to post fake comments.

  • Mt. Pleasant

    @ Lakeshow

    I have mixed feelings regarding the schedule. I love the volume of ball on TV. But the quality is suffering a bit and coaches throw in the subs if they get down way earlier than a regular year.

    I’ve never watched so much garbage time where you go, who are these guys? I still watch though.

  • Sporty-j

    So that’s who been messing up the comment section of smack. Thanks AB for putting the no life a$$ nicca bieb newz/ QQ on blast because we all were wonderful who the bitcha$$ nicca behind the computer was. Nicca is crazy and annoying and should be banned if he or she keeps this up. Dont let 1 crazy SOB ruin your site dimemag. I love u guys and have no desire to post anywhere else because u guys r the best. Watch how many people start to come back if you bann the crazy retard QQ/BIEB NEWZ

  • QQ

    @ AB:

    Well, how about the email ad idea, man? Do you think it will work?

    Even if I say I’m the real QQ, I have no proof, but then I’ll post my email ad, blanked out, and then you could check from the database (like the one I posted on the Hedo kicks saying ‘that’s a beauty right there’) if it’s really me.

  • LakeShow84

    Thats the same shit QQ was doin last year or some shit o well..

    Ill agree how old are you foo’s???? At least nake 3-5 dumb comments and keept it moving..

    140 posts where 60 are fuckin talkin to themselves???? like i said drop 4-5 and move on to the next site..

    @ Mt Pleasant

    I feel you trust me.. Have you watched a Laker game??? its tenfold for us we got Mike Brown coaching too lmao

    Offense is FUUUGGLLLLYYYY lol

  • Sporty-j

    Showtime great! To bad u can’t ignore that spanking my heat gave it lakers last week. Ignore that with it girlfriend lakeshow84 or else go post on a laker site. I never seen it name before to be honest but I’m glad u know me.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i find it weird that people are saying “aha so it was qq.beib” yet, it was my name who was being posting 100 times. who cares if jay’s was hacked, he said it happened once. who was doing mine for the past billion days. chickgorilla. no doubt.

  • That’s What’s Up

    So Lakeshow, you think your team mans up tonight and beats the Clippers on their “home court”?

    I just look at the lakers bench and even I’m surprised how bad it is. Kobe better be super-human into the playoffs or I think they exit quick.

  • LakeShow84

    LMmmmmmaaaaoooo Sporty Spice is back????

    Have i been gone that long????? BAAAAHHAHAHAHAHA

    I havent seen you since you lost your guaranteed chip lmao

    Your one of the kids i ignore on here.. U couldnt even get on here after that Finals game after u was talkin out ur neck the whole time..

    No balls kid, no balls lol

  • That’s What’s Up

    WHAT??? Sporty-j is back??? I though Dirk’s Bratwurst choked you out…..

    thought you got killed by a Giant Noweinerski

  • Sporty-j

    And showtime I’m the “REALEST” dude on here. Get to know me homie…

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    kobe is mad…he will win…have i been wrong before?

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    wow u guys have the most childish remarks…looks like you guys are rubbing stuff in ppl’s faces. dont u guys get mad at me for that? contradicting hyporcites.

  • LakeShow84

    @ TWU

    I dont know bruh i couldnt tell you whats gonna happen this year lol i wouldnt be surprised if the Clips sweep us in the regular season honestly..

    I just hope we win so Clipper announcers cant jack our Laker quotes lmao

    If i hear clip clip land or some shit like that ill shoot someone lol

  • LakeShow84

    Sporty Gay saw this moment of everyone trying to clean up the comments section as his “back in”

    LMAO

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    wow…way to go guys! mocking people, reaaaal mature.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    for all you who have trouble figuring out a solution to the comments section…one thing that would not make sense is publishing email addresses seeing as how there’s a big WILL NOT PUBLISH sign next to the email box. dime would get sued. sheesh. didn’t any of you study law or business in college?

  • That’s What’s Up

    Nah, the Staples Center/Forum… whatever it’s called will always belong to the lakers. If it’s in LA, it’s the lakers.

    But the damn clippers have a good team. once they get familiar with each other they will wreak havoc. I truly see Chauncey as the most important piece of the puzzle. Imagine having 2 true point guards who make the right decisions in crunch time and are not afraid of taking the big shot. what a luxury

  • Sporty-j

    I was hurt man and could not talk. I haven’t been that hurt since 2002 when my CANES were robbed in that National Championship game against Ohio St. I apolgizes to every for my disappearance and poor sportsmanship on this site after we lost and congratulated all MAV fans. Isn’t the world a better place since we lost???

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    if the clippers go to the finals and i seriously doubt they will go that far…chauncey is no match for the wades, harden’s kobes, of the world. that two pg lineup is cute for the regualr season, but come time in the post season when coaches zero-in on gameplans they will exploit the hell out of that.

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    i’m still shaking my head after re-reading some of the stupidity on this forum. Kobe is going for the kill. The Clips may have “lob city” but they don’t have the Black Mamba. Seems like everytime I look up either Paul, Billups or Williams are injured. Good thing they have a plethora of them. Still ain’t no where near to the Mamba. He plays with 5 Rings on his left hand and only 4 functioning fingers on his right. GOAT.

  • Sporty-j

    Plus I did not want say anything bad about Lebron and I have forgiven him but if he pulls a stunt like that again once the playoffs start. He has to go…

  • Bilal

    @AB thanks for trying to sort this out. Just wondering if it possible to block the IP from those that have been posting under multiple names?

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    The funny thing is the @imposter beiber is still making comments under my name, but some of them actually are reasonably smart, so I’m not gonna trip…in fact i’ll take the credit for them. The one’s that are blatently stupid, I think y’all know they weren’t from the original.

  • That’s What’s Up

    Sporty-j mans up. cool. welcome back.

    It’s a Spurs Renaissance year, but I’ll let all you lakers/heat/magic/bulls fans dream a bit longer

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9RJbLV98fI Showtime

    Unless we develop some kind of basketball iq (aka get the damn ball in the damn post to Bynum & Gasol) we are gonna face another first/second round exit this year. Whenever Kobe takes another fadaway while being triple-teamed or whenever Fisher and Ron ron put the ball on the floor I get those awful flashbacks of the ‘dark era’ of Smush & Chucky Atkins

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    quick austin!!! this is what im talking about.. who wrote 158? hurry!! i need to know. !!! please !!! he is bs’ing again!!

  • Mt. Pleasant

    @ Lakeshow

    I’ll be watching tonight hoping its within 10pts in the fourth so I’m not watching 10 minutes of Bledsoe, Fortson, Evans, Jones and Brian Cook battle Goudelock, Morris, Kapono, McRoberts and Troy Murphy to see who can get shots off earlier in the clock.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    155 was fake too ! please austin. ppl wanna call out one measly post from jay. i need to know who’s been using my name for the past 2 months!!! this will be awesome. catch him!!!!

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    HA HA .. beiber trying to take the moral high ground after the crap he’s spouted for the past 2 months!

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    look at this guy accidently using my name^ basically letting us know he was a faker! this is amazing. 164…i hope austin lets me know who u r. i bet it’s chickgorilla. i nned to know this austin. it’s obvious that guy is fake, im just here waiting to see if you expose him to the world!

    how u gonna be an imposter and accidently forget to change your name back to whoever? damn!

  • control

    AB

    Paste the IPs on here please…I’ll have some fun with that, haha. Glad you are looking into this bullshit, I know I’ve bashed the kid quite a bit and provoked him A LITTLE, but this recent shit is insane. We all love the Dime community, and love people who have positive (or at least not negative) contributions to it…but these kids fucking around should be regulated a little bit.

    On to basketball (and Rondo hate, haha), anyone notice how the celtics are doing a lot better with Rondo out hurt?

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    I’m not an imposter, I just like using the name. It’s like if we’re both called John, I wouldn’t call you an imposter. People can be called the same name.

    Just chill!

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    some guys IP’s i think can be checked would be

    en fuego
    chickgorilla
    thats what up
    lakeshow84
    jay
    mt pleasant
    and maybeeee jzsmoove…but aint too sure about him

    but that’s 7 people….like one of the imposters mentioned.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    wow!! control…that was EXTREMELY mature of you to step outside your box and say that about the fake beib. i am truly (virtually) shaking your hand for that one.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    and whoever just said “they like using my name”

    1..u wuldnt lead ppl on with shit that you are saying the real me would say.
    2..u wuldnt have changed your name to red if u simply “like my name”

    bullshit..u are trying to mislead the people and u have been caught. way to do it on a day where AUSTIN IS CALLING IP’s out.

    i truly hope austin pin points this a-hole.

  • That’s What’s Up

    control – the celtics are still garbage, with or without rondo.

    What’s surprising me is how the heat are rolling with D-Wade on the bench. Nobody saw that coming.

  • beiber breaker

    Hey beibs, remember me when I said I turn you into a whiney little bitch because of the garbage you were spouting.

    Job done.

    Please stick to basketball topics. I hope you have learnt your lesson.

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    I appreciate that Austin is helping clean this mess up. Only drawback, it takes him away from delivering the articles we all enjoy reading. Dime BUST the IMPOSTER.

    167-170 are NOT the real Beiber!!

    Check their IPs they are different from mine!

  • LakeShow84

    @ Showtime

    Problem is also we have no real players who can break you down and score from the perimeter except for Kobe.. And i mean NO ONE..

    Fish, Morris, Barnes, Artest, Ebanks, Joe Schmo, only other person who can hit a 3 is Blake and frickin GASOL lol

    We have no spacing and the spacing we do have is horrible..

    AND PLEASE SOMEONE PUT GASOL ON THE BLOCK AND GIVE HIM 5 SHOTS FROM THERE PLEASE.. Him shooting 15’s is killing me.. he can do it but hes one of the last back2basket players..

    @ Mt PLeasant

    Ill take it lol

  • LakeShow84

    @ TWU

    I could see the Clips making the WCF.. Paul is that good of a leader..

  • control

    Thats what up

    Yeah, they are, and it’s great to watch them suck. Almost as bad as that freak show in new york, but not quite.

    Lakeshow

    Actually GIVING anyone on the Lakers, not named Kobe, shots is something that is not planned for in practice. You know Kobe runs practices now, and he’ll walk around slapping the ball out of other guy’s hands if they try to even do free throw drills. Laker practices are now 14 guys doing passing drills, and one guy practicing insane, twisting fadeaways and low percentage shots while the entire other practice team guards him. Mike Brown needs to step up and tell Kobe that Pau and Bynum NEED TO GET a minimum amount of shots a game, but of course that would require him to grow a set of nuts, so that ain’t going to happen.

    How you liking the new, but actually reborn old, Kobe?

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    haha who said i wasn’t a whiny bitch before?

    also, i am not whiny about the fake comments specifically, i JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO IS BEHIND IT. huge difference you dumb
    “beiber breaker” LOL WHAT A WASTE OF YOUR TIME THINKING you have gotten to me.
    read my words. i have been saying i dont care that there are fake comments. i just want to know who it is!!! u sound like a dummy who thinks did a job well done. hahahha.

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    Our Lakers are fine gents. I agree Gasol needs more touches closer to the rim and that Bynum needs more touches in general, but Kobe does what Lakers NEED from – be the most lethal weapon the sport has ever seen.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    and obviously the guy mentioning the drawback isnt me cuz i have been saying for months i dont care about fake comments. ahhahahah u faker, u are slippin all day. :D

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    O WOW TWO COMMENTS AT THE SAME TIME? INTERESTING!!!

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    @Austin Posts 177 and 179 are DEF not the real Beiber. Please help.

  • LakeShow84

    I love you Control lmao

    I bet Kobe probably takes good shots in practice and waits for game time to get all daredevil and shit lmao

    Fish is probably like “that aint how we practiced it bruh” lol

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    guess what. actually, guess who you are affecting? the people who like the comments section. hehe. have a ball. time for me to pretend i don’t see the fake beiber. and those who respond to the fake beiber , i’ll pretend as if it was me. because what difference does it make? u guys hate me anyway ? lol so….i’ll just do me. :D

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    @183 – Fake Beiber. I get it, hit us with the reverse psychology like “I” don’t care. Truth is I do care and it is very annoying considering I come here to participate in spirited basketball banter, not stupid imposter posts. If I really didn’t care, I would just change my name and continue to post. The reason i keep my name is because the loyal dime fans KNOW my stance on things and that’s what makes it fun to post. HAHA nice try faker. Keep trying.

  • Sporty-j

    I have another thing I want to get off my chest. Paul Gasoft is the true Rupaul of the NBA and has just complained that he’s not getting the ball enough down low. He and Bynum he said. But when they get the ball they don’t do anything? He better come out tonight and play ispired basketball tonight or else I’m calling that Euro out for the European Rupaul that he is and he better not make the all-star Game over LMA or K.LOVE just because he’s in a big Market. Chris Bosh did something with the ball when he complained after our 5 game losing streak. So its time for Paulina to put up or shut before Kobe bangs his chick(if he has not already)…

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    boy i can’t wait for the clippers lakers game. :D

  • control

    Lakeshow

    Likewise, no homo though, haha.

    Last year, I would have agreed with you. Last year they probably ran offensive practices, and had a plan (like triangle) and shit. This year, Kobe is a Jacker Jesus Reborn. Mike Brown doesn’t know the first thing about trying to run a practice that has offense in it, and apparently someone told Kobe he couldn’t average 35 attempts a game, so he’s going to try. I think this year, we might see Kobe make history, as being the first guy to take 100% of his team’s shots in a game, haha.

    Derek Fisher probably mentioned it to Kobe, and Kobe probably gave him that death gaze he’s pretty good at. Just watch when Luke Walton gets the ball, it’s almost like Kobe has his family hostage or something, he looks at Kobe and gets a nod before he even THINKS of doing anything like dribbling, and he KNOWS shooting isn’t allowed when Kobe is on the court. I don’t think I’ve seen him shoot even once while Kobe was on the court, it’s always a pass back to Kobe.

    Kobe has his foot on that team’s throat, it’s kind of brutal, but also amusing to watch. As a fan, how you feel about that? Don’t spit out that “well, he got us 5 rings” bs either…if he played nice with others, and took high percentage shots, maybe it might have been 7-8 rings. You could almost be thinking “god damn, that guy cost us 2-3 rings”, eh?

  • That’s What’s Up

    yeah, you can actually see Kobe giving Mike Brown the “Iverson treatment”

    …yeah yeah yeah coach I got it…. pass it into the post….work it around for an open shot…yeah yeah…

    Then he chucks up a fadeaway 27 footer

    I actually enjoy seeing Kobe pull that shit. I’m still bitter about the 0.4 Fisher fuck job we got a few years back

  • http://dimemag.com Austin Burton

    Comments #181, #173, #158, #111, #104, #103, #101, #96, #95 … all the same IP address but not who I believe to be the real @beiber or the real @QQ

  • Sporty-j

    Man I can’t take no more of this. Love u dime fam and u all be safe…

  • Sporty-j

    Man I can’t take no more of this. Love u dime fam and u all be safe…

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    THANK YOU AUSTIN that is accurate..181 was fake. that’s the only one i looked back at to make sure. but i trust the other ones are fake. that person’s ip should be matched to the names i provided. i am positive it is one of those 7 names. once again, thanks for the time looking back into it.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i looked back at the rest of them and yes those are utterly fake too. wow, u r good. that asshole has people thinking i’m talking to myself.

    that shows you guys for not believing me

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    word is the rockets ARE NOT picking up hasheem thabeet’s contract option. wow, a number two overall pick. frankly, i hope the knicks sign him. we need size, and even if he plays in 10 minute bursts, i would love to have 7 foot+ center on the team clogging the paint.

    but in a perfect world, i would love to see the knicks nab greg oden. but i really feel bad for thabeet. but i also hate busts.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    people forget the clippers still have eric bledsoe. i think they should package bledsoe, mo williams for a starting two guard and bring billups off the bench.

  • http://www.datpiff.com/ beiber newz

    Dude, give it a rest already. SMH.

  • EN FUEGO

    So what AB said was accurate and beaver confirms this?
    That means dumbass admits to post # 94:

    “i don’t want to be wanted, i want to comment. just mind your business.”

    HAHAHAHAHA

    You really are one obsessed clingy annoying little cunt. Don’t go technical again and try to weasel your way out.

  • UncheckedAggression

    The result I would be happiest with? If Beiber Newz was blocked. The reality is, things were fine on here before he showed up. He’s a pain in the ass in every sense of the word.

    I’ve been reading Smack since the beginning. I was a regular on HoopsTV.com. I’ve always enjoyed the ball coverage and the comments were often fun to read. I haven’t often been an active commenter, but I’ve always read them. The stuff with QQ back in the day was ridiculous but never reached the level of stupidity of the last few months.

    Looking forward to the games tonight. The LA game should be especially interesting.

    control–That’s how I imagine Laker practices. During scrimmages it must be horrible for rookies to be on the same team as Kobe. They’d have few opportunities to improve their game. I wonder if Kobe goes home at the end of the night thinking about how he dropped 50 in the scrimmage and how unfair it was that they don’t count toward his NBA total.

  • LakeShow84

    @ Control

    Well i mean…………… 5 rings is 5 rings lol

    But honestly i dont mind it.. There isnt another player like Kobe and whens hes gone im sure even you will miss a jacker like that lol

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i feel like this clippers game is a must win for the lakers. i feel paul wants to come back in this game because it is the lakers. he can’t miss this game. kobe said the only guys he sees that can compare to his ferocious competitive nature is rose and cp3. paul was not going to pass up a chance to play kobe. i can’t wait for this game for the sheer excitement. doesn’t anyone remember matt barnes calling out blake griffin? haha if you don’t know what he said, do your own research…the newz clinic is being lazy at the moment to find his quote.

  • LakeShow84

    I think we all just see the ego and ASSUME Kobes doing his thing tho..

    We dont know what Mike Brown is telling dude to do.. Ive seen in the past where Kobes did what his coach told him to do (COUGH game 6 against Phoenix COUGH) and everyone gave him shit..

    Its black and white area with Kobes either u like him or u dont lol

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    wow, i’m looking at my fantasy team trying to figure out whom to leave on the bench between brandon knight, dejaun blair and gordon hayward….and i notice:

    there was a game brandon knight hoisted up 13 THREES !

  • That’s What’s Up

    good games tonight. Enjoy them.

    …and a big thanks to Austin Burton, The Hardy Boys, Sherlock Holmes and whoever else is working “The Case Of The Cuntish Commenter”.

    I hope you close that thing out tonight.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    SKIP TO MY LOU aka rafer alston IS SEEKING A RETURN TO THE NBA. he is currently looking in to the d-league. a few teams would love to have his 3 point accuracy, band handleness to run plays, veteran knowledge etc. but he is old. but hey, he better than mike bibby!

  • Mt. Pleasant

    I read somewhere that Kobe likes Mike Brown because they’re both workaholics and are at the facility pretty much around the clock so they end up talking strategy all the time.

    You either dislike kobe or not, but he’s winning some people over, myself included, this year purely on his compete level and playing through injuries. I’m not sure its smart to battle these injuries all year instead of resting for the playoffs, but you can’t help but admire his desire to play.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    yes, kobe is a force. i to the point anytime i see a player sit out with a hurt toe or sore ankle i’m asking myself “are you serious?” kobe has defied injury and is getting me to think he has an infinite threshold. i hear deng is going to miss weeks with a similar injury kobe has now. 2 weeks in a condensed season, wow. i dunno. kobe is a different beast. he aint taking 2 weeks off anytime soon.

  • control

    Mt Pleasant

    I can’t see Brown and Kobe talking strat all the time. How would that conversation go?

    Kobe: Ok, Mike, this is what is up. I’m going to dribble the ball down, wait until I have two defenders on me, then jack up a fade away that will go in because I’m Kobe.

    Mike: I don’t know about that, we have two guys who are pretty good, both 7 feet tall. Maybe we can pass to them on the post and have some cutters run through while they go to work?

    Kobe: Did you say pass? *death stare*

    Mike dies.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i love how just this offseason people were calling:

    pau soft
    bynum not really that good, many centers better than him
    no bench, no help

    but now people want to take kobe out the equation? sounds like bandwagon observers.

  • Mt. Pleasant

    Control

    Yeah, you’re right.

    Maybe its just hours of drawing up different plays for Kobe?

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    maybe it’s just hours of drawing pictures period.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    nooooooooooo baron davis is not going to play tonight. damn. o well. save your energy for the heat !! take them down friday.

  • LakeShow84

    LMAO @ The Hardy Boys

    I hope someone figures out how to ban these fools..

    205 posts and 90 are bball related

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    does that one count ^

  • LakeShow84

    #210 was kinda funny too lmao

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i thought writing 210 would amuse someone. imagine if they are in an office at 3am before a critical game with a box of crayola crayons fighting over aquamarine blue.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i said a while back i think kyrie irving will get rookie of the year. i get to watch him against the knicks today. should be fun to see him on the court against one of my favorite teams.

  • Big Island

    Oh what the hell is going on here?!?!? Sporty, if you read this, welcome back dude. I can honestly say it is a better place with you here.

    And I hope Angela Lansbury’s at Dime figure out a way to shut out the bs.

    I wish that UVerse still had the damn NBA channels on, there are like 8 games I want to watch.

  • catdaddywhack

    LOL. Shit, 200+ posts and half of them claim to be fake…

    Time to bring out Dime’s own Kyra Sedgwick and close this.

  • LABaller

    I’m pretty sure that isn’t even the real sporty j. I don’t know which posts are real anymore?! Ahhhhhh!! This shit cray. What she order? Oh wait, this isn’t bball related huh? Lol..

    I’m still stuck on my stance.. We need a scorer off the bench. We have no sixth man. Let’s bring in arenas. He’ll do well enough against the second squad of any team. Dude can get buckets. Put offense is trash. He has a point to prove and should have a chip on his shoulder w how everyone is saying he’s nothin. That’s what they told him before his career even started, hence the 0 on his jersey cause that’s what he was told he’d avg in the NBA. Point is, clearly he has a lot of pride and a couple of guns too.. Should do just fine in LA. Any other laker fan agree w me on this? Couple of my boys think I’m crazy for even suggesting it

  • UncheckedAggression

    I have no idea if it was really him, but Sporty J showed up on the opening of the season and said a thing or two. Woulda been strange for someone to fake him at that time and not follow up on it until now.

    I’m pretty annoyed at how many games I have to miss through league pass broadband because they are nationally televised. I want to watch this Bulls game.

  • hett24

    I’m getting tired of people comparing Deng and Kobe and saying Deng’s soft for sitting out. How can someone who was 4th in minutes played last year and 2nd this year before his injury be soft? The reason he sitting and Kobe is playing is because of the difference in depth between the two teams. The Bulls are so deep that if one player gets hurt they have someone else on the bench who can step up whereas the Lakers wouldn’t make the playoffs without Kobe even if he playing hurt. Kobe at 50% is still the Lakers best player and gives them their only chance at making the playoffs.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    laballer

    arenas will be very nice off the bench for the lakers. but i was thinking about some other names that some guys are not talking about that the lakers can surely use if they play up to expectations.

    defensively i like two players:
    1)keith bogans and
    2)james posey
    both guys can guard the 2 and the 3 and can knock down three pointers in the clutch. they wont be looking for their shots so they won’t disrupt offense, but if left wide open, they can knock down the 3 with consistency.

    athletically speaking, another two guys i like for the lakers would be
    3)jamario moon and
    4)al thornton
    both guys bring slashing potential, and thornton is by far the better offensive player. but he is at times selfish, so i don’t know how he would fit playing with kobe. yet, keeping thornton on the second unit will be better and he would probably be la’s best scorer and he can get steals here and there. moon is nice because he can knock down the three and is a sneaky smart player.

    a big man the lakers should definitely consider is
    5)joel pryzbilla and
    6)krylo fesenko.
    fesenko is a big body that caught my eye when he was with the jazz. he clogs the paint, can hit around the inside and will alter shots. bringing him off thebench would be amazing for the lakers. pryzbilla is good because he adds size, shot blocking ability and rebounding relief when pau and bynum are on the bench.

    some other available free agents that come to mind that i would like to see on the lakers but feel won’t get playing time are
    7)eddie house for threes
    8)earl boykins for scoring and change of pace at the pg
    9)leon powe for low post scoring, hustle, offensive rebounding

    and just to make a list that has 10 people, why not throw in…wait for it…..rafer alston? like i mentioned earlier today he is looking to get back into the nba.

    there are still some serviceable free agents out there. and the lakers should look into making some moves.

    gilbert arenas should be first in mind. if he ends up on the miami heat i’ll be pissed.

  • http://www.bettlejuiceXs3.com Chicagorilla

    What kinda f^ckery has gone on here? 200+ plus about nothing. NOTHING! This is ri-got-d@mn-diculous.

    @AB,Sweeny
    Thank you kind sirs for outing these lames who are fake posting. Glad to see you guys actually give a sh!t about the posters. Same bat-time, same bat-site, tomorrow.
    Im about to watch this Bulls/Pacers game on DVR.

  • http://deleted dagwaller

    @ Austin and Sean – Glad to see you guys stepping in. It’s needed.

  • http://datpiff.com beiber newz

    i feel like some people switched locations to talk under people’s names