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  1. Proudiddy added a topic in The Lounge   

    Any GREAT gyms/health clubs (including basketball) in the Huntersville/Charlotte area?
    I'd appreciate any feedback here...  My wife and I are looking at moving by the end of the year.  We have a new child on the way, so we're kind of debating now whether to do the move before or after he is born, but I have a feeling it will most likely be after (around the holidays).
    That being said, i have long hoped to move to Charlotte...  Ever since I was a kid, I just loved the city.  We are specifically looking at moving into one of the suburb areas right outside of Charlotte...   We have some friends that moved to Huntersville a few years ago and they love it, so right now that's where we are looking.  In regards to getting a lot of value for your money, considering the location to Charlotte, I think the market in Huntersville is almost unbeatable locally.  And again, I have always loved the city on my visits, I would love having the option of being a STH for our Panthers and Hornets and bringing my children up in that environment and having them grow up with that experience.  As an added plus, I would get to annoy so many of my fellow Huddlers in person on a regular basis.
    Now, here's where you will be scratching your head lol...  As lame as it sounds, I have been searching for years for a gym/health club that was open earlier and later than others (preferrably 24 hours), and has a basketball gym in addition to the gym regulars (weights, cardio, pool, etc.).  Recently, I finally found one and I love it.  It's the national chain, Life Time Fitness.  It is expensive, but it is everything I have been looking for my entire adult life.  There are 4-5 locations around Raleigh.  The location I've been using is open everyday from 4am to 12am, and if that doesn't suit my needs, I can just go to a different location that is open 24 hours that is about the same distance from me.  It's crazy...   I have access to basketball, pool, sauna, hot tub, pools, weights, machines, cardio 24 hours a day.   I know to some that sounds ridiculous, but I go through cycles off and on of being up all night, so I would rather be in the gym than on the Playstation or watching TV at 1am.  I definitely don't want to lose this newly discovered, long sought out luxury, but obviously that's not the end all, be all of our decision on where to move.  But man, i really love this gym...  
    Now, I've searched the Charlotte area, and they do have two Life Time's, but they are bronze level clubs.  Bronze is the lowest level club that life time has, and as such, they are typically much smaller and their hours are like every other gym...   Which sucks.   They close really early, especially on weekends.  My home location is platinum, the highest in NC.  I did a cursory search for other non-national chains in the Charlotte area, but really didn't find anything.  From what I've gathered, a great deal of my friends that live around Charlotte just use something like the YMCA during the day...   But, another thing I love about my gym is that it isn't overcrowded like the Y's tend to be.  With basketball as an example, there are enough people to run full games on at least one court without a wait, but you can work on individual stuff on the other courts while you have next.  My experience with the Y is they are constantly packed and that just blows.
    SO, sorry to blabber on there, but I'm hoping you all could give me some insight on this...  I always look at schools and crime, first and foremost, so that is already considered.  As I said,  I know a gym is not the ultimate factor in deciding where to move, but it feels like a big one for me right now...
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  2. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Cowherd out at ESPN   

    He's an idiot.  An arrogant, condescending douche.  I hope he falls off into oblivion. 
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  3. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Logjam in the backcourt   

    Lol, yall think PJ is gone for the traffic citations?  Lol...  You're projecting Harrison or Roberts make it over him?  I want us to sign Harrison, but if anyone goes out of the current roster, it's Roberts.  The idea behind this thread seems convoluted too...  Lamb, Batum, and PJ can all play the 2 and the 3 pretty interchangeably.  So, they are needed for their versatility...   Daniels has earned his spot as well, but he's primarily a 2 and doesn't really have the body for a 3.  Furthermore, even if PJ stinks it up shooting wise, which he has through SL, he has shown the ability to play outstanding defense, even in his PT as a rookie.  So, I don't see him being the odd man out.  The one guy out of the backcourt that lacks size and versatility is Roberts.  Plus, he was signed as the backup last year, unquestioned coming in, and lost his spot in the rotation after trading for Mo because he was that bad... 
    Again, I think MKG, Batum, Lamb, and PJ are all part of the 2/3 rotation, and then PG is Kemba, Lin, and I think Harrison will be signed as the third with Roberts being the odd man out...  I'm guessing he will be waived or traded (more likely waived because I don't see anyone trading for him). 
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  4. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Jeremy Lin signs with hornets   

    Great signing (as long as he can get back some of that Linsanity and cut down those turnovers).
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  5. Proudiddy added a post in a topic PJ.....again   

    I understand the cumulative issue here, but on its own, it was a traffic violation and that's it. 
    BUT, I doubt he gets punished for it and I'm willing to bet the team already knew.  
    All that being said, for all the talent he has, I really am starting to believe he just can't shake the dumbass...  I always believe in Giving people a chance to mature bc I had my own issues I had to grow out of, but part of my dumbassery was anger in not feeling like I had equal opportunities at success as people who did significantly less than me.   He has no excuse. 
    I'm beginning to join the crowd that believe he was best served going to a team outside of his homestate.  I'm not giving up on him, but he doesn't appear to be changing. 
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  6. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Summer League Thread 2015   

    These FAs are fuging horrible.  Floor full of scrubs and the only contract guy on with them is PJ and these dumbasses looked him off about four possessions in a row.   Pisses me the fug off.  You are fuging summer league bodies, give the ball to a guy who can actually do something with it. 
    Also, cobb is a fuging bum.  Might even be worse than Wallace. 
    Shots are finally falling for PJ, and he's looking like what I expected from him. 
    MKG on the bench today too... 
    Qvale might have the worst hands I have ever seen... 
    Also, we should not leave Orlando without Harrison under contract. 
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  7. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Free Agent signings/rumors/post whatever you got thread   

    Mo Williams just signed with the Cavs...   There went our sign and trade option. 
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  8. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Summer League First Impressions   

    Summer league would be a lot more fun for me to watch as a Hornets fan if we didn't consistently field the shittiest roster each year.  We probably have the least NBA experience of all teams in the Orlando SL, and even if that isn't true, we definitely have the least talent cumulatively.   I'm so tired of watching scrubs like Wallace, Randleman, and Murphy trying to show everyone what they have at the expense of our actual roster guys. 
    And although I think Harrison may have earned himself a roster spot here, he too is guilty of trying to take over at the expense of the easier/better play.   I have no idea how many times Harrison completely looked off Frank running the pick and roll, in favor of a bad shot he forced inside.  Thankfully, Harrison started hitting those shots and making the right decision down the stretch but, it's plays like that that kill our offense, both in SL and in the regular season. 
    All that being said, man...   I'm really disappointed in PJ.  My belief in him has been based off of his natural scoring ability, shooting, and athleticism from college.  Those things combined usually make for an easy transition to the pros, scoring wise.  But, he does not look like the same player here.  He is great at creating shots, but they just aren't falling.  It's just weird...  He had moments last season, but I expected him to dominate this summer league with that pro experience under his belt now.  Maybe it's mental, but man, it is certainly discouraging so far. 
    Also, Frank looks like a baller.  Credit to MJ on that one.   His presence makes a huge difference on the pick and roll... 
    Now trade AL. 
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  9. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Anyone else a total sucker for the NBA Summer League?   

    Yes.  I can't wait...   I love the SL.  I've watched it every year, and always will, as imo, this period between the NBA Finals and training camp is the WORST time of year in sports. 
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  10. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Back up PG   

    Don't know if this would be better in this thread or the FA rumors one, but Woj just tweeted that we have been open to doing a sign and trade for Mo, being that we technically still own his FA rights with the cap hold.
    I could definitely see us using this to leverage something we'd like...  And we wouldn't have to use our MLE in the process. 
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  11. Proudiddy added a topic in Charlotte Hornets   

    Belinelli Agress to 3 year, $19 million contract with Kings
    LOL...  After taxes in Cali, that is probably equal to or less than our MLE. 
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  12. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Cerebral move for future..?   

    Nah, if they want Curry, which they do, they'll hold the space to sign him. 
    The thing that scares the pics out of me about that, more than the doomsday scenarios you all have posted above, is what if he signs mega extension well before he even reaches FA?  Talk about a let down...  Just look at this forum.  We know we suck at drafting so we most likely aren't gonna get a superstar through that, and how many different threads have we had here about bringing Steph home?  It shows that our fanbase knows we have been a poorly run organization for most, if not all, of our history, we don't trust our FO to find a star on their own, nor do we trust them to leverage one here because of our history of ineptitude, so we put all of our hopes into Steph coming to save us due to the sentimentality of it being home.  That is the sad truth.  And I admit, I will be crushed beyond crushed if he never even gets to the open market for us to have a chance.
    All that being said, i believe (and very much hope) that he will NOT sign an extension before his contract is up because it is in his (and every other star) best interest to maximize their earnings.  And the only way to do that is have multiple bidders.
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  13. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Charlotte interested in Belinelli   

    Sorry for all the typos in the above post explaining my reasoning as to why he could be the go to scorer in response to teeray...   My phone and the new huddle layout has not been cooperating, and apparently neither is my auto correct. 
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  14. Proudiddy added a post in a topic Alexis Ajinca signed a 20 million dollar extension with the Pelicans   

    Ladies and gentlemen, this will be exactly how Biz's career plays out.   Watch. 
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