RebKell's Junkie Boards
Board Junkies Forums
 
Log in Register FAQ Memberlist Search RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index

Los Angeles Sparks 2017
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 9, 10, 11  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index » WNBA
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 45025



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/24/16 8:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

McCoughtry has to try to make things happen with a lesser team. There are less excuses for Parker's turnovers.

I wouldn't say that's Parker's biggest weakness though. Defense. I've seen Alyssa Thomas go at her repeatedly without fear.



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
zune69



Joined: 27 May 2010
Posts: 5979



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/25/16 1:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
McCoughtry has to try to make things happen with a lesser team. There are less excuses for Parker's turnovers.
.


This is partially true...

Yes,atlanta depends on Angel's offense more than LA does with Parker.However,Angel does more shooting than passing.She also makes questionable decisions at times with the basketball.Parker on the other hand has finished top 3 in assist the last two seasons.Lavender & Ogwumike are the primary beneficiaries of Parkers' passing.If Candace isn't creating offense for her teammates it puts added pressure on Ogwumike,Lavender and Toliver to create their own shots.

Side note:

Parker was magnificent in last years game 3 versus minnesota:

28p/13r/4a/3s/2/2t/9-19fg/8-8ft/2-6 3ptfg

She deserves more credit for her big game performances.


Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 45025



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/25/16 2:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm not sure why you're fixiated on McCoughtry vs Parker. Not only does McCoughtry have try to do more with a lesser team, they no longer play the same position. McCoughtry is an SF and Parker plays in the post and which position is up for debate, I say center.

Let's compare stats when they're playing for the same team, like say the Olympics. Oops, I guess you'll have to dig back to 2012.

Better yet, let's just stop comparing them and accept any analysis that there are areas that Parker could improve, and the hotdog turnovers is one of them. The hotdogging does make the game more fun though. Either she has success with it and it's considered a great play, or more likely she fails with it and looks silly, which is fun for the opposing team fans.



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
zune69



Joined: 27 May 2010
Posts: 5979



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/25/16 3:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing

I'm not fixated on Mccoughtry vs Parker....

1.I only introduced Angels name into the conversation to point out pilight's bias.He mentions Parkers 2.9 turnovers per game,yet,he never talks about Angel's 2.9 TO's per game or high turnover history.

2.My second comment comparing Mccoughtry/Parker was my response to your previous post.

Jeez......Rebkell is filled with a bunch of overly sensitive.....forget it.


Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 45025



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/25/16 4:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Over-sensitive might be those that are crying about constructive criticism towards Parker. It's not bashing.

This thread is about the Sparks. Why would plight talk about McCoughtry?



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
zvyn3



Joined: 20 Jul 2013
Posts: 407
Location: Tennessee


Back to top
PostPosted: 11/25/16 6:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For all the mad people out there.



PUmatty



Joined: 10 Nov 2004
Posts: 13946
Location: Chicago


Back to top
PostPosted: 11/26/16 10:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

zvyn3 wrote:
For all the mad people out there.



It was pretty smart of her to let someone else take over her team. Worked out well for her.


mavcarter



Joined: 02 Sep 2010
Posts: 4316
Location: Chicago


Back to top
PostPosted: 11/26/16 12:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
It was pretty smart of her to let someone else take over her team. Worked out well for her.


I really can't tell if this is shade or a real congratulations..



_________________
Quote:
EDD will not come in and dominate like some of you are thinking.
zvyn3



Joined: 20 Jul 2013
Posts: 407
Location: Tennessee


Back to top
PostPosted: 11/26/16 7:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

PUmatty wrote:
zvyn3 wrote:
For all the mad people out there.



It was pretty smart of her to let someone else take over her team. Worked out well for her.


You're one of them.


myrtle



Joined: 02 May 2008
Posts: 20884



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/26/16 8:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

nice one. And I hope she gets her personal life in good order as well. She deserves some happiness!



_________________
“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.”
― Maya Angelou
jap



Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 7151



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/27/16 12:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I have never understood all this crazy animosity towards CP3. The way some posters act you would think she was going around slapping old ladies or something. Clearly, there is only one solution. CP3 & Co. will have to win four straight more championships to trounce the Comets' record and forever establish herself as the WNBA GOAT. That ought to really make the CP3 naysayers' heads explode! Laughing



_________________
Regards,
J A P
WfanFrJmp



Joined: 24 May 2016
Posts: 506



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/27/16 3:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

jap wrote:
I have never understood all this crazy animosity towards CP3. The way some posters act you would think she was going around slapping old ladies or something.


Indeed, it is very odd. Like maybe she has been kicking kittens or talking about people's mamas Confused She definitely gets more than her fair share of criticism and I'm not saying that none of it is justified because there are always things and ways in which a player can improve. However, some of the comments in WBB fan communities are as if she is the only person who does or doesn't do certain things. It is baffling, but as coach said, she is the most critiqued, Nneka said she's misunderstood and both are incredibly happy for her. To that I say, Ditto.

In team news, Riquna is playing in Turkey! https://twitter.com/OsmaniyeGSK/status/802209737945268224


jewelsongs



Joined: 07 May 2010
Posts: 365



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/27/16 10:31 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I have had the opportunity to meet CP3 several times. Each time she was very friendly, and made a great impression on my wife and I. I am happy she is a Spark, and got a championship. I hope she plays here for many years to come.


Jet Jaguar



Joined: 11 Feb 2014
Posts: 1111



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/28/16 1:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm not saying Parker isn't a nice person, but we need to stop equating the "I met [ player] one or two times...." and judge who they are by that. Anyone can be nice just meeting with fans just a few times. And someone also could be having a bad day at a time you meet someone. Meeting someone for an autograph isn't knowing how someone really is.



_________________
Oderint dum metuant - Let them hate, so long as they fear
Jet Jaguar



Joined: 11 Feb 2014
Posts: 1111



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/28/16 1:57 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm not saying Parker isn't a nice person, but we need to stop equating the "I met [ player] one or two times...." and judge who they are by that. Anyone can be nice just meeting with fans just a few times. And someone also could be having a bad day at a time you meet someone. Meeting someone for an autograph isn't knowing how someone really is.



_________________
Oderint dum metuant - Let them hate, so long as they fear
jap



Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 7151



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/28/16 1:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jet Jaguar wrote:
I'm not saying Parker isn't a nice person, but we need to stop equating the "I met [ player] one or two times...." and judge who they are by that. Anyone can be nice just meeting with fans just a few times. And someone also could be having a bad day at a time you meet someone. Meeting someone for an autograph isn't knowing how someone really is.


Agreed! However, all the silly negative speculations of her naysayers regarding how she supposedly treats her teammates or her naysayers foolish attempts to read into her facial expressions are equally if not even worse affairs. Candace appears to be much more private than most superstar players so I just do not see where all the negativity derives from.



_________________
Regards,
J A P
jewelsongs



Joined: 07 May 2010
Posts: 365



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/28/16 9:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jet Jaguar wrote:
I'm not saying Parker isn't a nice person, but we need to stop equating the "I met [ player] one or two times...." and judge who they are by that. Anyone can be nice just meeting with fans just a few times. And someone also could be having a bad day at a time you meet someone. Meeting someone for an autograph isn't knowing how someone really is.


I didn't "equate" anything. I said I met her several times and each time she was nice. I said I am happy she won a championship, and I hope she remains a Spark. I am not sure what compelled you to comment on that. In a thread that is often critical of Parker, I am simply saying that in the times I have met her she was nice.


Libra_Girl



Joined: 12 Jul 2013
Posts: 984



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/29/16 1:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

jap wrote:
I have never understood all this crazy animosity towards CP3. The way some posters act you would think she was going around slapping old ladies or something. Clearly, there is only one solution. CP3 & Co. will have to win four straight more championships to trounce the Comets' record and forever establish herself as the WNBA GOAT. That ought to really make the CP3 naysayers' heads explode! Laughing
Atleast the posters bashing Cp on here don't work for Espn. I still don't understand how Lobo can say that a foul should have been called on Parker after Mone fell on her.


Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 45025



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/29/16 1:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Libra_Girl wrote:
jap wrote:
I have never understood all this crazy animosity towards CP3. The way some posters act you would think she was going around slapping old ladies or something. Clearly, there is only one solution. CP3 & Co. will have to win four straight more championships to trounce the Comets' record and forever establish herself as the WNBA GOAT. That ought to really make the CP3 naysayers' heads explode! Laughing
Atleast the posters bashing Cp on here don't work for Espn. I still don't understand how Lobo can say that a foul should have been called on Parker after Mone fell on her.


Parker rolled into Augustus, taking out her legs. How do you remember it?



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
Libra_Girl



Joined: 12 Jul 2013
Posts: 984



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/30/16 4:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Libra_Girl wrote:
jap wrote:
I have never understood all this crazy animosity towards CP3. The way some posters act you would think she was going around slapping old ladies or something. Clearly, there is only one solution. CP3 & Co. will have to win four straight more championships to trounce the Comets' record and forever establish herself as the WNBA GOAT. That ought to really make the CP3 naysayers' heads explode! Laughing
Atleast the posters bashing Cp on here don't work for Espn. I still don't understand how Lobo can say that a foul should have been called on Parker after Mone fell on her.


Parker rolled into Augustus, taking out her legs. How do you remember it?
Parker didn't take out Mone's legs she fell over Cp going after a loose ball. I don't think a foul should have been call on Mone even though a few Sparks were called for the same if not similar fouls but I don't see how Lobo can said a foul should have been on Cp when she didn't cause both Fowles and Mone to fall down.The play Im talking about happened in game 4 at the beginning of the game.


lynxmania



Joined: 18 Feb 2011
Posts: 8005
Location: Minnesota


Back to top
PostPosted: 11/30/16 5:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Alana will be back per Brian Agler's twitter


WfanFrJmp



Joined: 24 May 2016
Posts: 506



Back to top
PostPosted: 11/30/16 9:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

lynxmania wrote:
Alana will be back per Brian Agler's twitter


Yep, yep!!! Very Happy


jap



Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 7151



Back to top
PostPosted: 12/01/16 6:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

lynxmania wrote:
Alana will be back per Brian Agler's twitter


Alana coming back for encore championship attempt? Why the hell not? I expect Kristi to resign and, hopefully, spend more time at SG than at PG. Chelsea needs to establish herself at the point. Even though Kristi did not begin well as a PG with the Sparks, she has evolved pretty rapidly into a very efficient handler with relatively few TO's.



_________________
Regards,
J A P


Last edited by jap on 12/11/16 9:02 am; edited 1 time in total
myt



Joined: 29 Nov 2007
Posts: 3923
Location: California


Back to top
PostPosted: 12/01/16 5:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

jap wrote:
lynxmania wrote:
Alana will be back per Brian Agler's twitter


Alana coming back for encore championship attempt? Why the hell not? I expect Kristi to resign and, hopefully, spend more time at SG than at PG. Chelsea needs to establish herself at the point. Even though Kristi did not begin well as a PG with the Sparks, she has evolve pretty rapidly into a very efficient handler with relatively few TO's.



I think the team should be together to defend their championship Very Happy

Rooting for back2back!

Cool



_________________
SuziQ wrote:
ima say this only once, and I'm never gonna say it again. Parker's damn good.
myt



Joined: 29 Nov 2007
Posts: 3923
Location: California


Back to top
PostPosted: 12/01/16 5:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing the info regarding Riquna.

As long as the team stays healthy, next season should be fun! Very Happy



_________________
SuziQ wrote:
ima say this only once, and I'm never gonna say it again. Parker's damn good.
myrtle



Joined: 02 May 2008
Posts: 20884



Back to top
PostPosted: 12/13/16 12:30 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Parker on Nneka:
http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/impact25/article/18229585/candace-parker-2016-impact25-honoree-nneka-ogwumike



_________________
“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.”
― Maya Angelou
jap



Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 7151



Back to top
PostPosted: 12/13/16 1:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Parker on Nneka:
http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/impact25/article/18229585/candace-parker-2016-impact25-honoree-nneka-ogwumike


Batwoman on Batwoman, what else would we expect? I'm really hoping Marianna Tolo and Riquana make it back as we could use a stronger bench to cut down on the starters' times. I like how Nneka gets Candace to open up a bit more rather than remain a reclusive star.



_________________
Regards,
J A P
WfanFrJmp



Joined: 24 May 2016
Posts: 506



Back to top
PostPosted: 12/13/16 7:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

jap wrote:
myrtle wrote:
Parker on Nneka:
http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/impact25/article/18229585/candace-parker-2016-impact25-honoree-nneka-ogwumike


Batwoman on Batwoman, what else would we expect? I'm really hoping Marianna Tolo and Riquana make it back as we could use a stronger bench to cut down on the starters' times. I like how Nneka gets Candace to open up a bit more rather than remain a reclusive star.


Ditto!


myt



Joined: 29 Nov 2007
Posts: 3923
Location: California


Back to top
PostPosted: 12/13/16 7:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Parker on Nneka:
http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/impact25/article/18229585/candace-parker-2016-impact25-honoree-nneka-ogwumike


Thanks for sharing the link Cool



_________________
SuziQ wrote:
ima say this only once, and I'm never gonna say it again. Parker's damn good.
Richyyy



Joined: 17 Nov 2005
Posts: 19627
Location: London


Back to top
PostPosted: 12/13/16 8:53 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

jap wrote:
I'm really hoping Marianna Tolo and Riquana make it back as we could use a stronger bench to cut down on the starters' times.

They had good players on that bench this year. You could combine the Sparks and Lynx rosters and Agler would somehow contrive a way to come out of it with a seven-player rotation. For all his obvious qualities as a head coach, making use of his bench and developing a deep rotation are not on the list.



_________________
Independent WNBA coverage: http://www.wnbalien.com/
Michelle89



Joined: 17 Nov 2010
Posts: 14487
Location: Holland


Back to top
PostPosted: 12/14/16 1:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
jap wrote:
I'm really hoping Marianna Tolo and Riquana make it back as we could use a stronger bench to cut down on the starters' times.

They had good players on that bench this year. You could combine the Sparks and Lynx rosters and Agler would somehow contrive a way to come out of it with a seven-player rotation. For all his obvious qualities as a head coach, making use of his bench and developing a deep rotation are not on the list.


True Laughing but he likes defense, he doesnt want his MVP guarding the top post the whole game so i think he will find minutes for Tolo easier then for Wauters/Gruda



_________________
"Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson were and are the dynamic duo. They're the one-two punch. They're all the clich�s possible to describe people that perfectly complement each other, who make each other better and also bring out the best in the team." �Karen Bryant
WfanFrJmp



Joined: 24 May 2016
Posts: 506



Back to top
PostPosted: 12/14/16 6:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
jap wrote:
I'm really hoping Marianna Tolo and Riquana make it back as we could use a stronger bench to cut down on the starters' times.

They had good players on that bench this year. You could combine the Sparks and Lynx rosters and Agler would somehow contrive a way to come out of it with a seven-player rotation. For all his obvious qualities as a head coach, making use of his bench and developing a deep rotation are not on the list.


True Laughing but he likes defense, he doesnt want his MVP guarding the top post the whole game so i think he will find minutes for Tolo easier then for Wauters/Gruda


Indeed Laughing I know he has a history of short rotations but wonder if that will continue if we get Tolo back, Williams and even if they keep it the same with Lav and Chelsea coming off the bench, the team would have some really solid experienced players that should be able to keep the offense flowing. I'm still hoping they will find a way to integrate Gruda more bc she is skilled, a solid defender and should return the same time as Lav (both playing for Fenerbahce).


Michelle89



Joined: 17 Nov 2010
Posts: 14487
Location: Holland


Back to top
PostPosted: 12/14/16 9:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I wonder if Williams will get a similar role that Abrosimova had on the 2010 Storm team. Williams takes a lot of risks. She will have her bad games and her good games just like Svetty



_________________
"Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson were and are the dynamic duo. They're the one-two punch. They're all the clich�s possible to describe people that perfectly complement each other, who make each other better and also bring out the best in the team." �Karen Bryant
Richyyy



Joined: 17 Nov 2005
Posts: 19627
Location: London


Back to top
PostPosted: 12/14/16 10:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WfanFrJmp wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
jap wrote:
I'm really hoping Marianna Tolo and Riquana make it back as we could use a stronger bench to cut down on the starters' times.

They had good players on that bench this year. You could combine the Sparks and Lynx rosters and Agler would somehow contrive a way to come out of it with a seven-player rotation. For all his obvious qualities as a head coach, making use of his bench and developing a deep rotation are not on the list.


True Laughing but he likes defense, he doesnt want his MVP guarding the top post the whole game so i think he will find minutes for Tolo easier then for Wauters/Gruda


Indeed Laughing I know he has a history of short rotations but wonder if that will continue if we get Tolo back, Williams and even if they keep it the same with Lav and Chelsea coming off the bench, the team would have some really solid experienced players that should be able to keep the offense flowing. I'm still hoping they will find a way to integrate Gruda more bc she is skilled, a solid defender and should return the same time as Lav (both playing for Fenerbahce).

It's an awfully long time since Gruda was of any real use on a WNBA roster. She seems to play like she's on vacation when she occasionally shows up in the US. Also, unlike Lavender, she has EuroBasket Women 2017 to worry about in June.



_________________
Independent WNBA coverage: http://www.wnbalien.com/
WfanFrJmp



Joined: 24 May 2016
Posts: 506



Back to top
PostPosted: 12/14/16 6:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Richyyy wrote:
jap wrote:
I'm really hoping Marianna Tolo and Riquana make it back as we could use a stronger bench to cut down on the starters' times.

They had good players on that bench this year. You could combine the Sparks and Lynx rosters and Agler would somehow contrive a way to come out of it with a seven-player rotation. For all his obvious qualities as a head coach, making use of his bench and developing a deep rotation are not on the list.


True Laughing but he likes defense, he doesnt want his MVP guarding the top post the whole game so i think he will find minutes for Tolo easier then for Wauters/Gruda


Indeed Laughing I know he has a history of short rotations but wonder if that will continue if we get Tolo back, Williams and even if they keep it the same with Lav and Chelsea coming off the bench, the team would have some really solid experienced players that should be able to keep the offense flowing. I'm still hoping they will find a way to integrate Gruda more bc she is skilled, a solid defender and should return the same time as Lav (both playing for Fenerbahce).

It's an awfully long time since Gruda was of any real use on a WNBA roster. She seems to play like she's on vacation when she occasionally shows up in the US. Also, unlike Lavender, she has EuroBasket Women 2017 to worry about in June.


Yeah, I hear you about Gruda. I was hoping it was because often the Euro season is such that she gets to camp late and the coaches haven't found the best way to integrate her. I mean she plays great overseas. While Lav is money in the paint and her and Lav make a good tandem, Gruda is definitely starting over her.


WfanFrJmp



Joined: 24 May 2016
Posts: 506



Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 8:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

So happy to see this: http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/18514647/president-obama-pens-congratulatory-letter-los-angeles-sparks


pilight



Joined: 23 Sep 2004
Posts: 55117
Location: Where the action is


Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 8:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WfanFrJmp wrote:
So happy to see this: http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/18514647/president-obama-pens-congratulatory-letter-los-angeles-sparks


Too bad the Sparks won't get to visit the White House



_________________
Come love come, the road lies low
The way is long and hard I know
Libra_Girl



Joined: 12 Jul 2013
Posts: 984



Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 10:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thoughtful of Obama to pen a letter to the Sparks since they couldn't find time to visit the WH.


Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 45025



Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 10:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
So happy to see this: http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/18514647/president-obama-pens-congratulatory-letter-los-angeles-sparks


Too bad the Sparks won't get to visit the White House



Quote:
It isn't clear whether the Sparks will be invited to the White House for recognition from President Trump. It is the White House's job to extend the invitation.

"I'm not even sure what's going to happen next summer," Ogwumike said.



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 45025



Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 10:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Libra_Girl wrote:
Thoughtful of Obama to pen a letter to the Sparks since they couldn't find time to visit the WH.


It's traditionally done during the following season, like when the team road trips to DC for a game against the Mystics.



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
jap



Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 7151



Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 10:53 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Of course, the Sparks could always storm the White House and take control for a single day. We could even allow Lailaa to be the President for that day. Very Happy



_________________
Regards,
J A P
StevenHW



Joined: 25 Jul 2005
Posts: 10031
Location: Sacramento, California


Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 10:56 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
pilight wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:
So happy to see this: http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/18514647/president-obama-pens-congratulatory-letter-los-angeles-sparks


Too bad the Sparks won't get to visit the White House



Quote:
It isn't clear whether the Sparks will be invited to the White House for recognition from President Trump. It is the White House's job to extend the invitation.

"I'm not even sure what's going to happen next summer," Ogwumike said.


Even if Trump invited the Sparks at the White House, I could imagine it would seem a bit strange to some of the players. Rolling Eyes



_________________
"My mechanic told me, 'I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder'." - comedian Steven Wright
Libra_Girl



Joined: 12 Jul 2013
Posts: 984



Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 1:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Libra_Girl wrote:
Thoughtful of Obama to pen a letter to the Sparks since they couldn't find time to visit the WH.


It's traditionally done during the following season, like when the team road trips to DC for a game against the Mystics.
I know when wnba teams usually go. I was talking about the article and how LA wanted to visit the WH while Obama was still the President.


Shades



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 45025



Back to top
PostPosted: 01/20/17 2:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I wonder if pilight knows if that's ever been done before. What if they could have gotten in with Obama, and then later Trump invites them. Then they get two trips to the White House, or do they insult Trump by saying they already got the visit they wanted? Might hurt your chances should they be lucky enough to win future championships.



_________________
Nnekalonians 1:14 - Thou shalt not accept that which is not earned
Luuuc



Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 17795



Back to top
PostPosted: 02/02/17 8:26 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Some bad news for Sparks fans:

Quote:
Tolo is enjoying an all-star season with the Capitals, leading the team to the cusp of the finals and being named in the team of the week on Tuesday for the sixth time this year.
But the marquee centre has set her sights on another stint in Europe as she aims to make the most of her career while she's still young.
The 27-year-old will bypass a season with the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA to give her body time to refresh before playing in Europe.


http://www.smh.com.au/sport/basketball/canberra-capitals-star-marianna-tolo-eyes-europe-stint-after-wnbl-finals-bid-20170131-gu28s3.html



_________________
Seems rike no one takes me serirousreee
jap



Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 7151



Back to top
PostPosted: 02/03/17 12:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Some bad news for Sparks fans:

Quote:
Tolo is enjoying an all-star season with the Capitals, leading the team to the cusp of the finals and being named in the team of the week on Tuesday for the sixth time this year.
But the marquee centre has set her sights on another stint in Europe as she aims to make the most of her career while she's still young.
The 27-year-old will bypass a season with the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA to give her body time to refresh before playing in Europe.


http://www.smh.com.au/sport/basketball/canberra-capitals-star-marianna-tolo-eyes-europe-stint-after-wnbl-finals-bid-20170131-gu28s3.html


Dammit! She is screwing with our plans for world domination!!!



_________________
Regards,
J A P
Jet Jaguar



Joined: 11 Feb 2014
Posts: 1111



Back to top
PostPosted: 02/03/17 10:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

On the surface this seems like terrible news. Then you realize, it's just Marianna Tolo.



_________________
Oderint dum metuant - Let them hate, so long as they fear
Ay Mate



Joined: 12 Nov 2016
Posts: 902



Back to top
PostPosted: 02/03/17 11:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jet Jaguar wrote:
On the surface this seems like terrible news. Then you realize, it's just Marianna Tolo.


Exactly. This is a whole lotta "who cares news". She is soooo easily replaceable and the Sparks haven't lost anything here at all.


Michelle89



Joined: 17 Nov 2010
Posts: 14487
Location: Holland


Back to top
PostPosted: 02/03/17 11:49 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ay Mate wrote:
Jet Jaguar wrote:
On the surface this seems like terrible news. Then you realize, it's just Marianna Tolo.


Exactly. This is a whole lotta "who cares news". She is soooo easily replaceable and the Sparks haven't lost anything here at all.


Hmm dont know about that. Tolo would be a solid defensive option off the bench which would allow Nneka Ogwumike some rest on the defensive end and not get in foul trouble so much..

We all saw that Agler only trusted Lavender off the bench. Her and Tolo would be a solid bench rotation IMO. Lavender for offensive purposes and Tolo focusses on the defensive end



_________________
"Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson were and are the dynamic duo. They're the one-two punch. They're all the clich�s possible to describe people that perfectly complement each other, who make each other better and also bring out the best in the team." �Karen Bryant
boom*NNEKA*nneka



Joined: 31 May 2012
Posts: 687
Location: San Pedro, CA


Back to top
PostPosted: 02/03/17 3:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michelle89 wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
Jet Jaguar wrote:
On the surface this seems like terrible news. Then you realize, it's just Marianna Tolo.


Exactly. This is a whole lotta "who cares news". She is soooo easily replaceable and the Sparks haven't lost anything here at all.


Hmm dont know about that. Tolo would be a solid defensive option off the bench which would allow Nneka Ogwumike some rest on the defensive end and not get in foul trouble so much..

We all saw that Agler only trusted Lavender off the bench. Her and Tolo would be a solid bench rotation IMO. Lavender for offensive purposes and Tolo focusses on the defensive end


Agreed. Tolo had a very solid season with the Sparks. She is solid to very good defender and an underrated passer from the high post. Her and Lavender worked very well together.

I would think that with Tolo out, this means Gruda is a near-lock to come back, although not sure how European qualifying play would affect her availability. I really hope that if she comes back, Agler uses her more. She can be very useful on both ends of the floor.

I just need to hear that Toliver is coming back!! I am checking my Twitter and this board multiple times throughout the day for updates, but nothing doing. She is so important to the team.
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    RebKell's Junkie Boards Forum Index » WNBA All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4 ... 9, 10, 11  Next
Page 3 of 11

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2.0.17 © 2001- 2004 phpBB Group
phpBB Template by Vjacheslav Trushkin