“I’m not in the business to validate what another person thinks of me or what everybody else thinks of me,” he said. “This game doesn’t define me. I have a family, I have very close friends that I speak with every day. To me, my relationship with them is more important than what anybody could say about me. So I have a tunnel vision at goals that I want to reach. If I sit back and worry about validation from Billy Bob or whoever it is, that’s taking away from our goal, that’s taking away focus from the real goal that’s at hand for me and my family.”Minnesota Timberwolves
The most hilarious stat in the NBA to me is that Luka is now 4 for 11 in playoff games at cracking 40 points. He’s getting to 40 points in over 36 percent of his playoff games so far lol.
Embiid hadn't been ruled out as of Tuesday night, but he was considered doubtful, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Assuming Embiid is not going to play, Game 5 against the Washington Wizards becomes a lot more interesting. New Orleans Pelicans
The image of Noah, who grew up in New York, walking around the court postgame looking for friends and family to share in his celebration still lingers.
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“I mean, we didn’t win a championship, so obviously where we are now isn’t good enough,” he said. “I don’t know what a shakeup looks like or what changes will be made or could be made, but obviously as is, it wasn’t good enough. We came up short against a team without their starting point guard and shooting guard.”
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I didn’t award any extra points for actually winning a championship since that was a variable in the Basketball-Reference model. However, there is still some collinearity since you have to actually make the Finals to win a championship.Sacramento Kings
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