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post #20806 of 27236
wat
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i like hassan. i think len was the aggressor, but i'm saying i could see how each step was somewhat reasonable.
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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

Add to that wiggins, henderson and probably more
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

His dad was 6-10. Played 8 years in the NBA... didn't know either of those things.

funny enough i stumbled on it watching highlights of Magic's first NBA game
the dunk is nasty one of the best ive seen

I saw three open team mates too.

Like father like son

edit: rewatched maybe not
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Some of the best current NBA players had dads who were ok to pretty decent in the nba eg steph curry and klay thompson. They also have brothers languishing in the d league

this is wesley matthews' dad:



you could make a pretty awesome team using legacy NBA kids right now.....
post #20810 of 27236
it's odd tho. none of the legacy kids are kids of the best players. a lot of the best nba legacy kids' dads kinda languished in nba and/or then went abroad. and the nba legacy kids of superstars are kinda languishing in the league. makes you wonder if like demarre carroll's son is going to be next superstar
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

it's odd tho. none of the legacy kids are kids of the best players. a lot of the best nba legacy kids' dads kinda languished in nba and/or then went abroad. and the nba legacy kids of superstars are kinda languishing in the league. makes you wonder if like demarre carroll's son is going to be next superstar

Not getting Jimmy the Greek here but makes sense. The players fuck a better gene pool (hotter women) so what emerges is solid potential as an athlete. Also, the guidance is valuable. The careers that languish are often lessons learned for the dads and that passes to the kid.
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Thread Starter 
Reports are Brian Shaw was fired.
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Thread Starter 
Russy Tha God!


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From ESPN's Tom Haberstroh:

Did you know that he has the highest assist percentage in the NBA? Westbrook has assisted on 47.8 percent of his teammates' baskets while he's on the floor, the highest rate among all NBA players this season. For perspective, Magic Johnson, perhaps the best facilitator of all time, posted a career mark of 40.9 percent.

This is what gets lost in the Westbrook conversation. Westbrook helps his teammates immensely by collapsing the defense and finding the open man. It'd be one thing if Westbrook scored 39 points on 38 shots and didn't help others score. But he created 26 points off his 11 assists Thursday night. Earlier this week, he scored 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds, which is your average Blake Griffin night. But here's the thing: On top of that typical Griffin night, Westbrook dropped 17 dimes that led to 38 points. Who does that? Westbrook does.

We've never seen this magnitude of shot creation. ESPN director of analytics Benjamin Alamar, who worked for the Thunder when they drafted Westbrook in 2008, looked it up earlier this week and found that Westbrook's combination of scoring and distributing is unmatched historically.

The updated numbers: Westbrook's 38 percent usage percentage and 48 percent assist percentage (rounding both numbers up) give him a total impact of 86 percent. In other words, roughly 86 percent of Thunder possessions with Westbrook on the floor end with either a Westbrook shot, free throw, turnover or assist. The next closest on record? That would be 77 percent, a far cry from what Westbrook is doing right now.
post #20814 of 27236
i mean, it's just a ton of variance. just like height is vulnerable to a ton of variance, so you can't expect a massive outlier of a 7' dad to have a have a 7' kid. by the same token, it would be incredibly surprising for one of the top 5 basketball players to also have a top 5 nba son.

wiggins is an interesting case because his dad was an nba player and his mom is a former olympian.

also, these players aren't usually trying to find mothers who are the most athletic. hottest <> most athletic, and even then, it seems like a ton of nba players seem to settle with high school sweethearts (bron, wade pre-gabrielle union, russ, steph, etc). it's pretty different from, say, european soccer, where every wag is a model. it's seems to even differ from foreign nba role-players (marko jaric is married to adriana lima, al horford, jj barea [puerto rico]). this is all conjecture, but i feel like sociology research into the wives of american (or afr american) nba players vs soccer players would be fascinating
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apparently rudy gobert's standing reach is 9 foot 7 inches
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JaVale McGee waived.  Is there a contender out there willing to pick him up?

 

And MJ is officially a billionaire.

 

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He can also buy 1.3 Charlotte Hornets franchises
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I think it's crazy when short NBA players have tall NBA player children. Like Mike Dunleavy Jr - his dad was a 6'3" guard and he ended up 6'9"? Tim Hardway Jr is 6'6"? If Hardaway Sr was that tall he would have been unstoppable.

Watch out for JJ Barea Jr. in 15 years.
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Hardaway jr might be taller but I think it's weird how his dad was so much better. You would think great players have great genes to pass on to their children.

Okc should get Brian shaw over brooks
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Imagine a 7 Ft Calvin Murphy.

It's not like Calvin didn't try LOL
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