"But the truly destructive part of Wiggins’s defense is how much of it there was. In the way that defenders like Draymond Green or an in-his-prime Tony Allen seem to be in all places at all times, challenging seemingly every shot on the floor, Wiggins is omnipresent in his awfulness."
"A quarter of all points from the floor scored on the Lakers’ Team Of The Future were on dunks, as though the goal of the defense was to corral the opposing team into the most efficient route possible on the way to the rim."
"But he also has by far the smallest offensive role on the team. Kevin Love, who has seen his role reduced drastically from his superstar days in Minnesota, got 37.8 touches per 36 minutes. James got 66.8; Irving got 67.2; even Iman Shumpert, who cannot dribble, pass or shoot, got 30.1. Richard Jefferson, who was drafted when Thompson was 10 years old, got 26.8."
"Like Marcus Smart, Thompson has other skills that are important to the Cavaliers. They trust him with important responsibilities. Just not with the basketball."
"Smart contributes in other ways — mainly through being Point Guard Ben Wallace — and his shooting percentage did, briefly, see an uptick in the playoffs. That’s enough to make him useful, at least on a team that gets stomped by the Cavs."
"Thanks to a draft-day trade, Tom Thibodeau is reunited with defensive stopper Jimmy Butler, and not a moment too soon. Butler will be joining forces with the single most catastrophic defender in the league: Andrew Wiggins."
"D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance, Jr. played 108 minutes across 20 games this season — not a huge sample, but not quite nothing, either. By pure net rating, they were the second worst lineup in the league (-28.3 points per 100 possessions), trailing an especially grim configuration of Sacramento Kings."
EDIT: Pretty surprised by the response to this post. It was just an article I thought was funny..really just a collection of blurbs with harsh/funny critiques. The idea that Wiggins wouldn't provide an upgrade over empty space made me laugh to myself so I put it as the title. Besides the first quote in the text it's not about him at all lol..I liked the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Jesus christ, they started off normal with commercials during time outs and in game promotions, then they put in commercials during free throws, and now they're just playing commercials AS THE GAME IS HAPPENING. Like clippers have possession of the ball going down the court and we watch a t mobile ad. This is beyond ridiculous
I was looking at the highlights and noticed a nice sequence of AD and Schroder two man game, three different styles in three straight possessions:
Schroder throws the ball to AD, AD gives the ball back to him, Schroder's man goes under AD screen, he stops and drains the jumper
Schroder throws the ball to AD, AD gives the ball back to him, Schroder's man goes under AD screen, thinks he will stop and settle for jumper once again, instead he drives straight to the rim.
Schroder throws the ball to AD, this time Schroder's man fights over AD screen trying to deny him the ball, AD sees that, Doesn't give the ball to Schroder, turns around to face his defender and drains the jumper.
Edit: Some people might find this as basic stuff and I apologize. I am not a basketball expert, just a fan of the game. I found this sequence interesting and wanted to share with fellow basketball lovers.
So, I recently went back into the military in order to chase a dream career. I have been with my fiancee since college, for almost nine years, and was in the navy for six years before getting out, now in the army. Since I crossed over, I had to go to army basic, and left with the understanding that my fiancee and I were staying together, living together, and still planning on getting married. Fast forward to October, and I get told over text that she's moved on and promptly I've been blocked. We lived together, she has my car, all of my possessions, and my dog. When I tried getting hold of her with a burner app, she threatened a restraining order. I have no idea how this happened since things seemed normal up until that text. How should I go about getting my stuff? And telling our folks since we've been together for so long and they are like family?
EDIT: For clarification, my family is in Colorado, she/my stuff are in NY, and it will be another few months before I can get my stuff and drive it all to Colorado. EDIT II: I appreciate the advice and wrote her parents since they seem to be out of the loop. In regards to showing up in person with police, I will be unable to do that until several months from now. My chain of command for both my training chain of command and my sponsor unit were informed back in October. Their advice was to finish all training and deal with it several months from now once I've finished all of the schools and return to my sponsoring unit. I told her folks what happened and that I intend to get my car, possessions, and dog back as soon as possible.
My friend passed away from a drug overdose on 10/12/2019, 5 days time it will be the 1st anniversary. His ex waited 6 hours to call an ambulance while he died on her couch and failed to save his life in a lot of people eyes. She asked me to hide all his army possessions from the family so they couldn't take them from her. Im talking army helmets, badges, medals, hats, maps, manuals very intimate stuff.
She is a full drug addict, I reported her to child safety months ago, and months ago she asked for some of his stuff to pawn presumably for drugs. I talked her out of it.
Me and some friends went to his funeral, it was a full Australian Army Funeral as he was a commanding officer.
I've had a falling out with her, she wants his stuff back. However I decided based on her not calling an ambulance for 6 hours and wanting to hock his stuff, to contact his family and return it to them.
I spoke with the parents last night, they were eternally grateful, they cried, they said they thought we'd never see this stuff again. I cried with them and for them.
I feel bad for not giving her back his possessions but dont feel like she deserves them.
EDIT: The brother came this morning and collected the belongings.
Yes, I understand Jedi are supposed to have no worldly possessions, but what happens to their Lightsaber and other Jedi essentials if they pass peacefully at the Jedi temple? Are they simply buried with them?
"Let me tell a story about ball possession... There was a guy who who took a woman out to candlelight dinner about 9 on clock until 11pm then takes the woman to a club until 5AM. Then in the club a friend of mine arrived, talked with the woman about 15 minutes and took the woman to bed. Happy new year"
My mom recently celebrated a birthday, and I (F25) didn’t think we had any presents for her. It turns out that she did get a few gifts, and when my dad brought them out, my dad and my sister were clearly both in on the gifts. I wasn’t — and when I privately asked them why they didn’t include me, my dad said it was because I “never leave my room.”
I DO spend a lot of time in my room because my family tends to make really invalidating comments about many of the things I do, from going out with my bf during Covid to taking too many naps (I’m often tired because I’m mentally ill, in a mental health treatment program, and working as often as I can).
Well, when my mom was about to open her last gift, my dad told me that even though I didn’t know it, I “helped with this one.” I was interested to see how I was involved. But when my mom opened the gift, I was shocked. The gift was in a nice wooden box that I keep in my room, and that box typically holds items that remind me of my deceased grandparents, which had obviously been removed.
I asked my dad where the items were, and he said he had put them in a bag and could put them back. But I felt like he and my sister were stealing from me, especially considering that they didn’t even let me help them plan out the presents for my mom. No one asked if they could use this box, and it was very clear that they took it out of my room when I wasn’t in there, which makes their excuse for not letting me help with the gifts completely invalid because I clearly DO leave my room.
The next day, I got extremely mad at my dad and insisted that he immediately put all of my grandparents’ stuff back in the box. My mom defended him, though, saying that my room was “disgusting” (I’m NOT a neat person), that I wouldn’t have missed it anyway, and that my dad really just borrowed my box, even though it was without my permission. I’m probably TA for yelling at my dad, but AITA for why I yelled at my dad?
EDITS: Like many others, I work from home. I DO go out with my bf about once a week, and tbh, I probably shouldn’t. My struggle is that when my family makes these remarks, I feel like I need to escape in some way, and sometimes listening to music at home just doesn’t cut it.
I’m taking care of my mental health the best I can — I’m in treatment for it and try my hardest to follow through on what they tell me to do.
I mentioned this below, but it may have gotten buried: Re: moving out: I want to, my parents say they want m... keep reading on reddit ➡
TL;DR: I want to talk to whoever is in possession of this specific frozen corpse item, for some lore nerd stuff. If you don't have any plans to part with it, I'll pay ISK simply for you to coordinate with something and post a couple of short messages on the EVE Forums. If you are willing to part with the item, I'll pay handsomely for it. If you have any info about potentially contacting the person I'm looking for, any help would be profoundly appreciated.
On 21 August YC117, or 2015, the Amarr Empress was killed by the Drifters in Safizon in the conclusion of a live event series CCP was running.
100 Drifter Battleships arrived ongrid all at once, and fired ever one of their superweapons at the Avatar-class titan piloted by the Empress simultaneously, destroying it in a single shot before popping her pod - and leaving behind the body.
By all indications, someone picked up the corpse that day - and has never spoken of it or revealed it since.
In the lore of EVE, Empress Jamyl was an extremely important character with a vital connection to the story of the Sleepers and the Drifters. Way back in YC105 (2004 IRL), she became host to an AI entity of Sleeper origin, which may in fact be a core part of the lore of the Drifters, whose story continues today hand in hand with the Triglavians.
I've written huge nerdy lore posts about this specific topic before, and you can read all about it here: https://forums.eveonline.com/t/speculation-why-tyrannos-polemos-may-be-the-true-commander-of-the-drifters-and-perhaps-something-other/274272/2
In order to bring up and use some of this information, or draw some connections in the very real player lore of the game, all that would be necessary would be to post back and forth about a topic a few times on the forums with the person in possession of the item; I'm willing to pay ISK for this alone, should you not wish to part with the item, but would also pay a large amount of ISK for the item itself if you'd be willing to sell it.
I have no confidence that this will bring anything, but it's been over five years since this event and I'd be overjoyed to be able to resolve some of the story strings the body is linked to.
I’m a now 19 year old guy who for the past 3-4 years has experienced a lot of unexplainable things, a few of which I’ll talk about here, whether for answers or just to share with you. These experiences don’t have any ties (that I’m aware of) so I’ll recite them chronologically. (nvm after writing the story it’s way too long to add more onto it but i’ll post other experiences if you like this one)
We started asking about the future, if I would get caught sneaking out that night, if they knew our loved ones who’d passed away, if they had any answers on what our secrets were, just stupid things like that. It was so surreal but it was happening right in front of us, the planchette would move erratically and aggressively with certain combinations of friends using it and others observing, it would stop working when someone certain was there and maybe was a skeptic on the whole idea of this even being viable. The entities would encourage certain combos of my friends to use the board at certain times, moving faster and clearer than when others used it. A lot of my friends became interested in it with three or four of us being more on the obsessed level. This is where it gets strange.
We start seeing smiley faces randomly appearing around us in random locations, sometimes on a car window, sometimes drawn into dust on old furniture in one of our basements, etc. They were differently drawn which signaled to us who was drawing. There were about 8 main entities that spoke to us, at least that’s what we determined from the info we received, but only 3 different faces. one was a smiley face with the eyes as lines, and one of them was a face with the eyes as dots. we were told the dotted eyes were from an entity that called itself “Harry”, short for “Harriet”, we were told that the entity frowned upon their full name and... keep reading on reddit ➡