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Who will win this game?
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PostPosted: 05/20/18 6:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I hate the official’s proclivity to cater to Minnesota’s antics.

GRAY


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Jantel & Masha needs to hurry on up and join their teammates. They may not be available until next weekend.



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PostPosted: 05/20/18 6:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I'm glad the Sparks won this one. The calls against them at the end were bogus.


Bologna. I thought it was me. Im proud of Nneka for not fouling out. The old Nneka would've had 4 fouls by halftime LOL



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PostPosted: 05/20/18 6:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mad but not really they won on a last second shot that everyone in the building knew gray was gonna take... 24 freaking TO for a "veteran" team is just inexcusable ..some of mayas quick shots might as well be TO's as well,
once lynx can gel i really like the additions and kiezer looked good so thats a plus



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Even after they win the sparks stans whine oh brother Laughing


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Next stop: Indiana for a Tuesday night match against the Fever. Then on to Connecticut on Thursday night before the home opener next Sunday vs the Merc.



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PostPosted: 05/20/18 6:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Nice win, Sparks Twisted Evil



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On paper, we had no business being in that game, let alone winning that game. Yes, Minnesota's sloppy basketball and turnovers helped a lot, but really proud of the way our team executed and pulled it out on (another!!) buzzer beater by Gray. She had three defenders on her, and still pulled it off! Well done indeed.

I thought Gray, Ogwumike, and Sims all played really well, and we would not have won it without them. However, I thought the unsung heroes were Carson and Williams. Carson was knocking down her shot, looked good in that pick and pop, and played some pretty solid defense. Williams looked energized, in control, and yes it is only one game, but she looked much better than last year.

It was strange watching Pondexter and Williams both in and being somewhat gun-shy. Maybe it's them getting acclimated to Agler and their new teammates, but at first, I was happy seeing them pass and look for others, but after a while, I was like, "Come on you are in there to create a shot for yourself or for others." The Sparks having options is a good thing.

Wiese didn't get as many minutes as I thought she should, but as others have suggested, I suppose Samuelson got the minutes because she is a bit bigger.

All thinks considered, I'm happy with the W, and hopeful that we can build upon this as our road trip continues (Tuesday in Indiana, Thursday in Connecticut). Way to pull it out Sparks!!
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On paper, we had no business being in that game, let alone winning that game. Yes, Minnesota's sloppy basketball and turnovers helped a lot, but really proud of the way our team executed and pulled it out on (another!!) buzzer beater by Gray. She had three defenders on her, and still pulled it off! Well done indeed.


Like CP3 says, "Chelsea is a bully!" Laughing

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I thought Gray, Ogwumike, and Sims all played really well, and we would not have won it without them. However, I thought the unsung heroes were Carson and Williams. Carson was knocking down her shot, looked good in that pick and pop, and played some pretty solid defense. Williams looked energized, in control, and yes it is only one game, but she looked much better than last year.


Chelsea missed all four of her tries from beyond the arc, but she got it done in the paint. Odyssey was decent with 1-3 from downtown (33.3%), and I hope she either maintains or increases that ratio as the season continues. A dynamic front court like the Sparks normally sports should provide a long range sniper's bonanza virtually every contest. Cappie's lifetime percentage from downtown is greater than 35%, and I really want to see her shine beyond the arc this season.

Riquna is now some two years removed from the ACL injury, and that is normally when players regain their full past athleticism. I thought she was trying too hard at times tonight, although she did snare 4 steals to go with Chelsea's 6 counts of larceny. As she settles in, her offensive game should start to flow once more. It will be HUGE if she takes off on shooting binges every now & then this season a la Kristi Toliver.

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It was strange watching Pondexter and Williams both in and being somewhat gun-shy. Maybe it's them getting acclimated to Agler and their new teammates, but at first, I was happy seeing them pass and look for others, but after a while, I was like, "Come on you are in there to create a shot for yourself or for others." The Sparks having options is a good thing.

Wiese didn't get as many minutes as I thought she should, but as others have suggested, I suppose Samuelson got the minutes because she is a bit bigger.

All thinks considered, I'm happy with the W, and hopeful that we can build upon this as our road trip continues (Tuesday in Indiana, Thursday in Connecticut). Way to pull it out Sparks!!


Yes, it is good to behave like unruly guests in the champion's house. Laughing Nneka needs help with CP3 out, and Chelsea and Odyssey stepped it up tonight. The other players need to elevate their respective games to cover the huge hole Candace leaves with her absence.



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https://twitter.com/SBNation/status/998232421001846784


#HateHard approved! I hate the Lynx, but I'm here for pettiness, all day, every day!



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https://twitter.com/SBNation/status/998232421001846784


#HateHard approved! I hate the Lynx, but I'm here for pettiness, all day, every day!

Laughing

(I'm still stunned that the Lynx lost this one though. Maybe that video pissed the Sparks off just that little bit too much)



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PostPosted: 05/20/18 8:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Who woulda thunk it Booyah.


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Who woulda thunk it Booyah.


Not surprising. The Lynx lost to the Liberty at home when Tina Charles was out a couple seasons ago because they are stupid and don't know how to get up to play teams without their top players most of the time.


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You just cannot play that badly against good defense and expect to win. LA is a good defensive team. The Lynx didn’t cope with that at all.

Grats to LA. Honestly, the Sparks should have won by many more but for the rally Whalen managed to start by refusing to give ground in front of the Sparks bench. She’s going to be amazing coach. Maybe Reeves will give her tips on timely jacket throwing. Laughing Sometimes you gotta fire up the troops any which way (something Parker is actually good at as well, and Taurasi, too).



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SpaceJunkie wrote:
Nixtreefan wrote:
Who woulda thunk it Booyah.


Not surprising. The Lynx lost to the Liberty at home when Tina Charles was out a couple seasons ago because they are stupid and don't know how to get up to play teams without their top players most of the time.


Probably didn’t help to have an emotionally draining championship ceremony right before the game.



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Shades wrote:
SpaceJunkie wrote:
Nixtreefan wrote:
Who woulda thunk it Booyah.


Not surprising. The Lynx lost to the Liberty at home when Tina Charles was out a couple seasons ago because they are stupid and don't know how to get up to play teams without their top players most of the time.


Probably didn’t help to have an emotionally draining championship ceremony right before the game.


I'd rather be pumped up, not emotional drained for a championship ceremony, so nah. Plus Lynx were somehow winning at halftime then did nothing in the 3rd quarter.

It probably won't look good on Maya Moore's resume right now that even Karlie Samuelson has a higher career winning percentage than her now. 😡


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This is the first time the Lynx have lost a Ring Ceremony game and the first time the home team has lost one since the defending champion Fever lost their home opener to Atlanta in 2013.



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The 2011 ring ceremony was not close to the grandeur of the latest one. Did you see the video I posted?

All those turnovers weren’t typical of the Lynx, so something was up.

Or maybe Candace Parker’s karma gods were a force too powerful to contend with. She must have been laughing her butt off at home.

I may have to find her “vomit moment” tweet and register the outcome of this game as a worthy contender.



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The 2011 ring ceremony was not close to the grandeur of the latest one. Did you see the video I posted?

All those turnovers weren’t typical of the Lynx, so something was up.

Or maybe Candace Parker’s karma gods were a force too powerful to contend with. She must have been laughing her butt off at home.


I may have to find her “vomit moment” tweet and register the outcome of this game as a worthy contender.


check her instagram feed Laughing Laughing Laughing She literally did laugh her butt off .



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Laughing Laughing Laughing


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The 2011 ring ceremony was not close to the grandeur of the latest one. Did you see the video I posted?

All those turnovers weren’t typical of the Lynx, so something was up.

Or maybe Candace Parker’s karma gods were a force too powerful to contend with. She must have been laughing her butt off at home.


I may have to find her “vomit moment” tweet and register the outcome of this game as a worthy contender.


check her instagram feed Laughing Laughing Laughing She literally did laugh her butt off .


I am outraged knowing the Lynx are once again the biggest laughingstock of the WNBA! This year better not end up like 2016 when the Lynx gifted the Sparks a title! I am outraged that every Minnesota pro team prefers making other teams winners instead of themselves, which is why we are the laughingstock of the country!

I had a feeling the Lynx might lose this game, like they lost to the Liberty when Tina Charles was out a couple seasons ago, but I didn't bother predicting that here because I didn't want to sound negative and I figured maybe the Lynx lost to the Liberty that game because Tina Charles is overrated anyways. Now I am outraged, because then if the Lynx lost I could've celebrated and said BOOYAH! for being right that the Lynx suck!


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I am outraged knowing the Lynx are once again the biggest laughingstock of the WNBA!


Can we at least wait until the Lynx also lose to the Wings and become the first home loss to the Liberty in their venerable new arena before declaring them a laughingstock?

SpaceJunkie wrote:
This year better not end up like 2016 when the Lynx gifted the Sparks a title!


You’re perpetually confused. The refs gifted the Sparks in 2016. Reeve gifted IND in 2012.

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I had a feeling the Lynx might lose this game, like they lost to the Liberty when Tina Charles was out a couple seasons ago, but I didn't bother predicting that here because I didn't want to sound negative


You’re rarely unfairly negative about the Lynx.

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if the Lynx lost I could've celebrated and said BOOYAH!


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You’re perpetually confused. The refs gifted the Sparks in 2016. Reeve gifted IND in 2012.


Wrong, the Lynx gifted the Sparks a win by making sure the Sparks would have enough time, instead of winding down the clock then letting Maya (or someone else) go for a game-winning shot at the buzzer. If Maya Moore isn't clutch enough to hit a game-winner at the buzzer, then the Lynx don't deserve to win, though before that, Maya missed a 3 with the game tied, then Brunson missed a FT after getting fouled on the put-back attempt, so the Lynx did everything to fuck it up in the last minute themselves, and that's not the ref's fault.

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I thought the late Stuart Scott was known for saying BOOYAH before you? Smile


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If the Lynx want to repeat, they might want to not turn the ball over 24 times compared to just 7 for their opponent.


Not happening, whether they want to or not. Trophy is coming home to LA. 😿😿



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Great job, Sparks!! Way to out hustle and out heart a cocky Lynx team. Gonna be a great season. Bring it home to LA where it belongs!!!



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You’re perpetually confused. The refs gifted the Sparks in 2016. Reeve gifted IND in 2012.


Wrong, the Lynx gifted the Sparks a win by making sure the Sparks would have enough time, instead of winding down the clock then letting Maya (or someone else) go for a game-winning shot at the buzzer. If Maya Moore isn't clutch enough to hit a game-winner at the buzzer, then the Lynx don't deserve to win, though before that, Maya missed a 3 with the game tied, then Brunson missed a FT after getting fouled on the put-back attempt, so the Lynx did everything to fuck it up in the last minute themselves, and that's not the ref's fault.


Give it up already. Relying on a possibly contested clutch shot at the end is much lower odds than putting up an uncontested shot that has time for a follow-through in case of a miss and relying on championship level defense. Nobody has ever come close to agreeing with you on this but you still persist.

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I thought the late Stuart Scott was known for saying BOOYAH before you? Smile


I doubt he was the original either. The point is I’ve been using it on the board, so I would rather I wasn’t associated with your comments. Own your own nonsense.



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whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.



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A couple of sumo wrestling suits and we'd have ourselves a real fight.


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Spark4Life wrote:
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whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.


Cappie is more than capable of knocking the chip off of Whalen's shoulder if need be.



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jap wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.


Cappie is more than capable of knocking the chip off of Whalen's shoulder if need be.


Loved when she went in on Reeve. Was waiting for Reeve to toss another ugly jacket halfway back to TJ Max!



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Too bad no one seems to have enjoyed the game qua game. It was interesting how the score remained close and seesawed in the fourth quarter, climaxing in back-to-back last-few-seconds win shots. I suppose it's easier to take that attitude for an observer, like me, who didn't care who won.
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Give it up already. Relying on a possibly contested clutch shot at the end is much lower odds than putting up an uncontested shot that has time for a follow-through in case of a miss and relying on championship level defense. Nobody has ever come close to agreeing with you on this but you still persist.


The only people I'm aware of who don't agree are homer Minnesota fans.

I only bring it up when people blame a call that wasn't the reason a team lost a game (or is an insignificant factor in a loss, and people act like it's the only or a major factor). Blaming the refs for the Sparks being the better or smarter or more clutch team is unfair and gives the Lynx a free pass for blowing the game.

It's good to know Maya Moore or anybody else on the Lynx are incapable of making clutch shots, while players on the Sparks are. Plus nothing good ever happens to Minnesota teams when their opponent has is given a chance to score at the end. I trust the odds of scoring at the end of a game over the odds of scoring with plenty of time left then having to get a stop at the end.
Plus the Sparks had no time outs left, so actually the Lynx could've taken a shot with a few seconds left and have time for a putback, and Sparks wouldn't have time to win the game without a miracle heave.
If a missed shot clock violation was so obvious, then the Lynx should have asked to have it reviewed right away or call a time out instead of making the play unreviewable by putting the ball back into play. And after the review, instead of the Lynx scoring on the next possession like they did, they could've missed their shot or turn the ball over, so the game is the same as it was anyways, so there is only a "chance" that a missed shot clock-violation had an impact on the game, and if so, it's only because the Lynx were stupid and missed their chances to win at the end. Heck, if they did review the missed shot-clock violation, the Lynx could've full out stunk the rest of the game and the Sparks win by multiple possessions. The Lynx giving the Sparks the ball to end the game probably had just as much of swing in the probability of the game to me.
Plus the Lynx won Game 4 when there was a missed 8-second call, so it the Lynx deserved a call to "go against" them for a change.
Also, in Game 5, the Lynx couldn't rebound to save their lives, and Nneka's shot that came at the shot clock buzzer was after an offensive rebound. Luckily the Lynx learned from that the following season. Now if only they can stop turning the ball over 100 times per game.


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Spark4Life wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.



Wait, how do we know it wasn’t Sims with the nonsense? She strikes me as a big trash talker.

Whalen put the team on her back and almost pulled off the improbable (at that point) comeback.



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Too bad no one seems to have enjoyed the game qua game. It was interesting how the score remained close and seesawed in the fourth quarter, climaxing in back-to-back last-few-seconds win shots. I suppose it's easier to take that attitude for an observer, like me, who didn't care who won.


Oh I enjoyed it Glenn and the storylines weren't half bad either Cool


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Shades wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.



Wait, how do we know it wasn’t Sims with the nonsense? She strikes me as a big trash talker.

Whalen put the team on her back and almost pulled off the improbable (at that point) comeback.


Whalen has priors of acting like she's a big bad cocky mofo. And she wouldn't move out of the way. Watch the clip.



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I want to know why Reeve put Augustus, historically not a great defender, not only on the floor for the last defensive possession but on Gray, who has burned us before in this situation and would likely get the nod again. Weren’t either DRob or Wright both perfect for this situation? Isn’t that why we brought them in at a sacrifice to the rest of the structure of the team? At least DRob would be able to stay in front of Gray and not give her a clear initial lane to the basket. Look, Augustus is playing Gray way too tight considering the floor is cleared out behind her.



All it takes is one quick turn and Augustus is already playing behind Gray. Brunson sees what’s coming and is willing to take a chance leaving ain’t-no-hero Samuelson alone way behind the three point line.



Brunson takes a swipe at the ball and then gives up while Fowles and Maya converge on Gray, but by this time it’s too late. It’s Gray taking a short shot in the paint. Augustus is no longer a defender to Gray but more of a concierge to her taking her order for celebritory champagne.



Game over. Not sure about the rest of the game, but Reeve got out-coached on the last play.




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Spark4Life wrote:
Shades wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
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whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.



Wait, how do we know it wasn’t Sims with the nonsense? She strikes me as a big trash talker.

Whalen put the team on her back and almost pulled off the improbable (at that point) comeback.


Whalen has priors of acting like she's a big bad cocky mofo. And she wouldn't move out of the way. Watch the clip.


Whalen played hockey. She IS cocky and tough and she has always been like that. She isn’t a talker so much as getting in an opponent’s space. Sometimes it’s slow and deliberate and sometimes it’s a bowling ball down the middle of the lane to net a foul. Either way, Lindsay has been like that forever. People just see a short White chick and laugh because they assume she is acting like a stereotype of Black gangsta behavior. But it isn’t that, it’s Minnesota pond hockey type behavior. Smile



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MuneravenMN wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
Shades wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.



Wait, how do we know it wasn’t Sims with the nonsense? She strikes me as a big trash talker.

Whalen put the team on her back and almost pulled off the improbable (at that point) comeback.


Whalen has priors of acting like she's a big bad cocky mofo. And she wouldn't move out of the way. Watch the clip.


Whalen played hockey. She IS cocky and tough and she has always been like that. She isn’t a talker so much as getting in an opponent’s space. Sometimes it’s slow and deliberate and sometimes it’s a bowling ball down the middle of the lane to net a foul. Either way, Lindsay has been like that forever. People just see a short White chick and laugh because they assume she is acting like a stereotype of Black gangsta behavior. But it isn’t that, it’s Minnesota pond hockey type behavior. Smile


Sugar coat it all you want, she gets out of hand with the nonsense. She's been beyond obnoxious for a while now.



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Nice gm winner Gray

RWilliam looked good moving around & I loved her on ball pressure defense. Same goes for Carson who looked healthy too.


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I want to know why Reeve put Augustus, historically not a great defender, not only on the floor for the last defensive possession but on Gray, who has burned us before in this situation and would likely get the nod again. Weren’t either DRob or Wright both perfect for this situation? Isn’t that why we brought them in at a sacrifice to the rest of the structure of the team? At least DRob would be able to stay in front of Gray and not give her a clear initial lane to the basket. Look, Augustus is playing Gray way too tight considering the floor is cleared out behind her.


The Lynx also had a foul to give, but they didn't use it. If Augustus was going to get beat, should've just fouled Gray and make the Sparks have to inbound again with a couple seconds left. I don't know why the Lynx always make stupid mistakes against the Sparks, or if they are just a stupid team in general.


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Spark4Life wrote:
MuneravenMN wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
Shades wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.



Wait, how do we know it wasn’t Sims with the nonsense? She strikes me as a big trash talker.

Whalen put the team on her back and almost pulled off the improbable (at that point) comeback.


Whalen has priors of acting like she's a big bad cocky mofo. And she wouldn't move out of the way. Watch the clip.


Whalen played hockey. She IS cocky and tough and she has always been like that. She isn’t a talker so much as getting in an opponent’s space. Sometimes it’s slow and deliberate and sometimes it’s a bowling ball down the middle of the lane to net a foul. Either way, Lindsay has been like that forever. People just see a short White chick and laugh because they assume she is acting like a stereotype of Black gangsta behavior. But it isn’t that, it’s Minnesota pond hockey type behavior. Smile


Sugar coat it all you want, she gets out of hand with the nonsense. She's been beyond obnoxious for a while now.


I love Whay but she does have some thuggish ways from time to time... Let us not forget the very hard foul she put on Sims in the playoffs last year! Thankfully Odyssey got up and was able to resume play...eventually! I'm not sure what the issue is there (if there is a specific one). I know she is a competitor and I suspect she didn't like the ball pressure but some of that mess she does is quite problematic and at minimum is unsportsmanlike... Funny enough, of the guards in the league, I think Gray and Sims are the most like her.

Glad that LA got the W!! Playing the celebration video during LA's practice was pretty classless, imho.


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So funny from a dirty nneka and princess ace fan

Spark4Life wrote:
MuneravenMN wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
Shades wrote:
Spark4Life wrote:
ChicagoAnnie wrote:
whalen is fake tough guy... she not about that life, so what she doin'?
Laughing


Glad Sims stood her ground. Whalen with the nonsense again. If only we had a DMJ or Mabika on this team to check her. She's doing way too much.



Wait, how do we know it wasn’t Sims with the nonsense? She strikes me as a big trash talker.

Whalen put the team on her back and almost pulled off the improbable (at that point) comeback.


Whalen has priors of acting like she's a big bad cocky mofo. And she wouldn't move out of the way. Watch the clip.


Whalen played hockey. She IS cocky and tough and she has always been like that. She isn’t a talker so much as getting in an opponent’s space. Sometimes it’s slow and deliberate and sometimes it’s a bowling ball down the middle of the lane to net a foul. Either way, Lindsay has been like that forever. People just see a short White chick and laugh because they assume she is acting like a stereotype of Black gangsta behavior. But it isn’t that, it’s Minnesota pond hockey type behavior. Smile


Sugar coat it all you want, she gets out of hand with the nonsense. She's been beyond obnoxious for a while now.
Laughing


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SpaceJunkie wrote:
Shades wrote:
I want to know why Reeve put Augustus, historically not a great defender, not only on the floor for the last defensive possession but on Gray, who has burned us before in this situation and would likely get the nod again. Weren’t either DRob or Wright both perfect for this situation? Isn’t that why we brought them in at a sacrifice to the rest of the structure of the team? At least DRob would be able to stay in front of Gray and not give her a clear initial lane to the basket. Look, Augustus is playing Gray way too tight considering the floor is cleared out behind her.


The Lynx also had a foul to give, but they didn't use it. If Augustus was going to get beat, should've just fouled Gray and make the Sparks have to inbound again with a couple seconds left. I don't know why the Lynx always make stupid mistakes against the Sparks, or if they are just a stupid team in general.


If they had a foul to give, Augustus should have fouled Gray the very moment she got beat. That would have given the Sparks only 2 seconds to score, so the play would have likely changed to a low percentage perimeter shot. You can’t wait too long to foul or Gray will just make the motion that she was shooting after you foul her. Put Gray on the line, game likely over.



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Yes Augustus is not a good defender but tbh Gray made a very very tough shot against 2-3 defenders. Sometimes you just take your hat off for someone



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Glad that LA got the W!! Playing the celebration video during LA's practice was pretty classless, imho.


Geez, you thought you giving an unbiased opinion on Whalen and then you hit us with all this? What practice are you talking about, the warmup before the game? If the Sparks feel the need to practice during the Lynx planned celebration, that’s on them not the Lynx.



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Yes Augustus is not a good defender but tbh Gray made a very very tough shot against 2-3 defenders. Sometimes you just take your hat off for someone


The point is she never should have made it to the paint.



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Shades wrote:
Michelle89 wrote:
Yes Augustus is not a good defender but tbh Gray made a very very tough shot against 2-3 defenders. Sometimes you just take your hat off for someone


The point is she never should have made it to the paint.


She has gotten in the paint the whole game. Didnt matter who was guarding her. Heck the whole Sparks team made it into the paint whenever they wanted



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Shades wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:

Glad that LA got the W!! Playing the celebration video during LA's practice was pretty classless, imho.


Geez, you thought you giving an unbiased opinion on Whalen and then you hit us with all this? What practice are you talking about, the warmup before the game? If the Sparks feel the need to practice during the Lynx planned celebration, that’s on them not the Lynx.


Indeed, it was my opinion and the beautiful thing is that we're all entitled to one...lol!




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Shades wrote:
WfanFrJmp wrote:

Glad that LA got the W!! Playing the celebration video during LA's practice was pretty classless, imho.


Geez, you thought you giving an unbiased opinion on Whalen and then you hit us with all this? What practice are you talking about, the warmup before the game? If the Sparks feel the need to practice during the Lynx planned celebration, that’s on them not the Lynx.


It was the Sparks practice time not the Lynx Embarassed


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