Welcome to another Edition of NBA Roundtable. I have been wondering if Golden State or San Antonio will ever lose at home. they have a combined record of 39-0 on their home floors. This week on the NBA Roundtable we will talk about if these two teams will make history and go undefeated at home, should the Lakers retire both of Kobe’s jerseys and so much more.
Here are the questions:
There are only two teams left undefeated at home this year the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs. Will either of them teams make history and go 41-0 at home?
Todd: I think Golden State will go undefeated at home they are just too dominate even against San Antonio or OKC. They have not even been fully healthy for the past few weeks with some of their key players being injured. San Antonio on the other hand if they can beat Golden State on their home floor twice they too will go undefeated at home. These two teams are clearly the top two teams in the West and should meet in the western conference finals.
Should the Los Angeles Lakers retire both of Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers?
Todd: This is hard to say. He clearly did more in #8 then he did in #24. He wore both jerseys the same amount of time 10 years a piece. I think they should retire #24 only because it is his most recent number and it would just be weird for me to see some one come to the Lakers wearing the #24.
What are your thoughts about Deron Williams shot at the end of the game the other night between Dallas-Sacramento, when the game clock gave him a whole extra second to get the shot off?
Todd: I didn’t see the game itself, I just saw the replay. The problem I had with this, is that the game clock changed during the play. It kind of gave Williams extra time to get the shot off.
João: It seems like the initial controversy has subsided as it seems the clock operator was correct and TV broadcast was not. The official explanation is that the broadcast failed to reset the clock after the shot clock violation – the clock operator did not add another second to the game. I can believe in such an explanation.
Steve: Its part of the game, human error, it happens, put your big boy panties on and move on. Sacramento aint going nowhere this season so its not like it matters to them as far as playoffs go.
Chad: The result of the game doesn’t impact the playoff standing of either team do i say lets move on from it.
Do you think Stephen Curry is making a good decision not to sit out the four weeks it will take to heel his leg?
Todd: I think he should rest and heel up like the doc says. I think he is afraid the four weeks he is out, that San Antonio will pass them right by. He can’t afford further injury and to be out even longer because that would be crushing. He is having another MVP season and he needs to be 100% for another deep playoff run.
João: I think he should rest as required, if there is a risk of aggravating the problem/ injury. Making sure your star player is 100% is more important than chasing regular season records. That having been said, the medical experts that have commented on Curry’s situation seem to agree that he does not risk anything by playing, instead of resting; they are saying that he will feel pain and discomfort while playing but that he is not risking anything by doing so. Curry’s numbers might need to be monitored and the team just needs to be careful that the reigning MVP does not take things too far. The man is a competitor, he wants to play; but it is clearly more important that he is fully healthy down the stretch.
Steve: If he was smart, he would take the needed time off that he should to properly recover. Injuries, if not properly healed will just get worse. And the Warriors are going to need him for the playoffs if they want to repeat as champs. Take the time off now while you have a nice little cushion. Don’t worry about the records you are thinking Golden State may break.
Chad: Better to take the time off now while you are aheadby a good margin and its not closing in on the playoffs. Do it now to heal before the playoffs.
You guy have expressed your opinion about Kobe Bryant playing on the All-Star game. What what Kyrie Irving? Has he played enough games to be voted in as one of the starters in the backcourt?
Todd: I think it bogus. He hasn’t even played all the games he could since hes been back. I think you should have to play a certain amount of games before you can be put on the All-Star ballot. Just cause he is popular. This is not a popularity contest. What about Jimmy Butler? he deserves it more than Kyrie Irving.
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