Simple question — what are your goals for watching and/or consuming NBA basketball this season? Any new habits or mindsets you want to take on while enjoying the best sport in the world?
While I have some ideas, let’s also read yours in the comments below.
WATCH OTHER NBA TEAMS BESIDES THE PISTONS
Look, I know that there are only 24 hours in a day and often it just doesn’t seem like 24 hours is enough time to do everything we have to do and WANT to do. Believe me, though, we all tend to waste time in some way or another — so why not enjoy downtime (not wasting) watching other NBA teams.
WATCH THE PELICANS
New Orleans may have lost DeMarcus Cousins in free agency, but they added some solid pieces and still have the ever so smooth duo of Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis.
WATCH THE RAPTORS
I think the Raptors will be A-OK this season with Kawhi Leonard. Just a hunch.
WATCH THE LAKERS
I heard that Los Angeles signed Michael Beasley, JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson and Rajon Rondo. Busy off-season. This Lakers team should be a blast.
WATCH THE CELTICS
Boston deserves a much healthier season this go-around. If they do stay healthy, it’s game over for the Eastern Conference.
WATCH THE CLIPPERS
Watch this entire video (there’s a Boban interview at the end plus a Tobias cameo!).
Boban Marjanovic sets the tone in LA, leading the @LAClippers to victory with 14 PTS, 12 REB, 3 BLK! #NBAPreseason pic.twitter.com/OYr0j4aoho— NBA (@NBA) October 10, 2018
ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS THE GAME HAS TO OFFER
Let us never forget when 39-year-old Dirk sonned Draymond Green twice in the same play last season. pic.twitter.com/8AJLGlYG3a— Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) August 9, 2018
WATCH THE ROOKIES
There’s a bunch of special rookies in the class of 2018. Mohamed Bamba is one of those to keep your eyes on. Bamba might not be the cream of the crop right now, but just give him a few years.
WATCH THE BALL LESS OFTEN
That means watch what’s going on off-the-ball. Watch players move to space and watch them change direction and speed to get separation. Watch plays develop. Watch the timing of it all. Moving without the ball isn’t as easy as it seems (but I’m sure it’s more fun when your teammate is Nikola Jokic) — it’s almost a science.
WATCH THOSE POETIC SCREENS
Watch those screens and how they free players for drives or how, if done effectively (legally or not), they can create just enough space to make an otherwise rushed shot a completely open shot (thanks, Draymond #23)
READ STUDY MIKE SNYDER’S “THE CLOSE OUT” POSTS MORE DILIGENTLY
I guarantee that you’ll come off as wiser in the comment section (and at the bar) if you study Mike’s posts with feverish intensity.
COMMENT MORE ON DBB
Lurkers gonna lurk, though. Right? But seriously, let this season be the season you contribute in the comments.
BE LESS NEGATIVE (UNLEASH YOUR POSITIVITY)
If you need more defined or pinpointed help on all this ‘be less negative’ stuff, go find Hypnowheel and communicate with him. He’s active in these parts. He’s extremely positive, smart, a hypnotist, and seems like an overall decent guy. Did I mention he’s extremely positive?
GO TO MORE GAMES / WATCH MORE GAMES WITH FRIENDS
Or with your girlfriend or wife.
LESS COMPUTER / PHONE ACTION WHILE WATCHING THE NBA
I know people watch games in many different ways: in real-time with a beer (or four if it’s a Pistons game), tape delayed, with Twitter or DBB (or both) open on a device and taking up a lot of your attention. So, let’s take a look at the last one. How about a little less computer and phone action while watching the NBA? I mean, what was it that NBA fans did back in the stone ages when they were watching a game (and sitting through the commercials) and didn’t have all this convenient modern technology at their fingertips? You know what I’m saying? Yes, you know what I’m saying. It can be done, people!
LISTEN TO THE DBB PODCAST WITH BEN & LAZ
It’s always really good and informative except when Prava is the guest.
What are your goals for watching NBA basketball in 2018-19?