Jimmy Butler Is Not Walking Through That Door

Jimmy Butler Is Not Walking Through That Door

Another Eastern Conference Semifinals, another series loss for the Philadelphia 76ers. After the game, both their opponent and superstar players let everyone know that Jimmy Butler is not walking through that door. Jimmy with zero f***s pic.twitter.com/eTvkyDWOQA — CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) May 13, 2022 The Sixers’ loss to the Miami Heat was […]

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 It’s Bobby Portis Time

It’s Bobby Portis Time

There’s a fun little saying on NBA Twitter for certain players that play with irrational confidence that goes, “It’s [insert name] time.” On Wednesday night in a pivotal Game 5, it turned into Bobby Portis time. The Boston Celtics entered the final period with a nine-point lead and in control of the game and soon […]

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 Draymond Green, the Master of Defense

Draymond Green, the Master of Defense

I’ve covered Draymond Green’s defense in this space before after he had a phenomenal performance against Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets in November. By early January, Green embarked on a two-plus month hiatus as he battled a back injury. Before that, he was submitting a season that would have led to his second Defensive […]

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 The Playoff Villains

The Playoff Villains

With the playoffs starting tomorrow, it’s time we identify the playoff villains fans can root against. If you want to check out who you should be rooting for, read this. Part of the fun when watching sports is irrationally or semi-rationally disliking players and teams. In the semi-fantasy land of sports fandom, feeling the full […]

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 The Peoples’ Favorites

The Peoples’ Favorites

Every playoff, the broader public is looking for teams to care about, the peoples’ favorite if you will. Yes, 16 teams make the playoffs and that captures a lot of fans; however, maybe six of those teams have a real shot at winning the title. Couple that with fans who root for fun and those […]

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 Lakers Roasted for Missing the Playoffs

Lakers Roasted for Missing the Playoffs

Yes, yes, I am back after a mini hiatus to bring you all the jokes from NBA Twitter. While this space is typically used to compile jokes throughout the week, sometimes there is an event so galvanizing that NBA Twitter is all posting about the same thing. Not since the Los Angeles Clippers coughed up […]

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 NBA All-Star Twitter and More

NBA All-Star Twitter and More

We are back on the NBA Twitter beat that I assigned myself for some more laughs. With the help of NBA All-Star weekend and the Top 75 halftime festivities, there was more than enough great content produced by NBA Twitter. As always, check out the great work other Belly Up NBA writers are producing such […]

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 NBA Twitter Jokes Roundup

NBA Twitter Jokes Roundup

We are back for week 2 of the NBA Twitter Roundup. With the move away from old blog sites, I hope these weekly posts can remind you of a time when the NBA blogosphere was a rich, enjoyable gathering of ridiculously talented and funny writers. I might be neither, but hopefully, I can channel some […]

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 NBA Twitter Stays Bringing Laughs

NBA Twitter Stays Bringing Laughs

If you’ve been paying attention to the content churning out from Belly Up NBA lately, you know we got beats on beats covered. There are Rockets articles, early looks at awards, All-Star snubs, trade chips, and rookie rundowns. I could try and break in with some thoughts on trades or a player or a team, […]

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 First Build Trust, Then Be Honest

First Build Trust, Then Be Honest

From the outside world, there is always a wonder of what do coaches tell players, and vice versa, behind closed doors when it comes to decision making. Same with management to players and, to a lesser extent, player to player. Put simply, how are the messages given and how are they received. How do you […]

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