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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Yup, felt bad for Chauncey, definitely career ending injury for him in his age.

and it sucks as he is definitely part of the Clips revival, chemistry and obvious veteran leadership.... ffffuuuu.gif
post #5507 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

its nice to see ethnic support in large sporting events happening organically.... I remember being to Yankee Stadium when Pedro Martinez was in his prime... I saw two games there when he was in his Prime there and there were whole sections of Dominican Rebublic flags and rabid fans that where cheering his every pitch like a world cup soccer match... normally combative yankee fans were silent and in awe around those pockets of ethnic pride.

Dominican league baseball is something else. It's like a soccer environment for nine innings. Lot of MLB players come back to play winters in the DR so they have some good teams.
post #5508 of 27206
frown.gif billups
post #5509 of 27206
Injury to Billups means JR Smith wants to come on board to start at SG??
post #5510 of 27206
damn billups... frown.gif
post #5511 of 27206
That sucks. Always liked Chauncy. That's a 2 year injury at least.
post #5512 of 27206
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

that's a serious "game over" at this point...
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Yup, felt bad for Chauncey, definitely career ending injury for him in his age.

it sucks for Chauncey - ruptured achillies is the kind of thing that may force him into retirement.

then again Larry Bird had both Achilles cut (they had to cut the achilles tendon in both feet to get to bone spurs) and re-attached and ended up playing three more productive years... (i think he even averaged 20 points throughout).

granted the achilles were fine - but they were removed from their contact points then re-attached with screws. Chauncey's will be torn and not in good of shape.

Dominique Wilkins had a ruptured achilles when he was on the Celtics... he was out for a year and half and actually came back to the spurs and still had amazing leaping ability into his late late 30's.

take into account he also had a vertebral disc removed and fusion surgery (basically they shave bone fragments and make a new scaffolding across a partly removed vertebrae) a year after his heel spurs were removed and still played another year....

meaning chauncey still can come back, but its up to the teams that want to sign him...
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exactly... which makes him an American. Not to nit-pick the subject but the Taiwanese news is going apeshit about him recently... and I am pretty well versed in the subject given I lived there (Taiwan) for almost 4 years, my fiancee is Taiwanese and I speak Mandarin better than he does. And please do not associate Taiwan with China... if so then we are all English (British)... catch my drift?
ok... sorry about the soapbox but this shit about Taiwan drives me crazy ....
back to the bball... GO CAVS!! lol8[1].gif (vs. Heat)

Are you a Cavs fan or a Heat hater? I, obviously, am both.
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Originally Posted by Imhoff View Post

Injury to Billups means JR Smith wants to come on board to start at SG??

Poor fucking Nuggets. They may be the team that was most screwed by the lockout.

If you didn't catch it, Bill Simmons did a podcast with Basketball Jesus. It's pretty good but not great. It's pretty interesting how much he remembers from individual games throughout his entire career. I can barely remember what I did a work last week.
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

Are you a Cavs fan or a Heat hater? I, obviously, am both.

there's a difference??? puzzled.gif just kidding... but ya both. Long time Cavs fan and inevitable Heat hater for obvious reasons. They hung in there last night but fell apart late.
post #5515 of 27206
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

it sucks for Chauncey - ruptured achillies is the kind of thing that may force him into retirement.
then again Larry Bird had both Achilles cut (they had to cut the achilles tendon in both feet to get to bone spurs) and re-attached and ended up playing three more productive years... (i think he even averaged 20 points throughout).
Dominique Wilkins had a ruptured achilles when he was on the Celtics... he was out for a year and half and actually came back to the spurs and still had amazing leaping ability into his late late 30's.

i'll bow to your medical background, but also point out 1) that bird made great numbers post-surgery, but in many interviews, he's said he was playing in horrible pain the entire time and probably should never have come back (of course, he had a whole raft of medical problems, primarily back, though as someone who has had achilles injury, back problems are often related). 2) Billups already is in his late 30s.
post #5516 of 27206
Jeremy Lin talks about his faith about as much as Tebow. It'll be interesting to see how this affects his stardom.
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Jeremy Lin talks about his faith about as much as Tebow. It'll be interesting to see how this affects his stardom.

I'll save the indignation for when he does an anti-abortion commercial during the superbowl.

EDIT: He goes off again.
Edited by ConcernedParent - 2/8/12 at 6:25pm
post #5518 of 27206
And the Jeremy Lin show continues. Really want to see how he plays once Melo and Amare are back and they are playing real teams
post #5519 of 27206
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Jeremy Lin talks about his faith about as much as Tebow. It'll be interesting to see how this affects his stardom.

ya it's interesting/weird considering that Taiwanese (his parents that is) are not particularly "organized' when it comes to religion and the majority are Taoist, Buddhist or folk/natural/animist.

on another note; Cavs beat the Clips!! How much (all?) is attributable to Chauncey's absence?
post #5520 of 27206
many asian americans are christians. just sayin.

and... nice dunk.
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