Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by RFX45, Sep 22, 2010.
hell nah that nikka ain't goin nowhere
gonna be a fucking disaster if they sign him and keep D'Antoni.
can't even stand the look of d'antoni's pussy ass scowl sittin there on the bench all the time
14min and 25sec mark: FINALLY!
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its when they finally have an athletic black guy going at Scal. The other two were caucasian.
^this same situation happened when Joe Kleine (the 90's tall caucasian NBA stiff) showed up at the Providence College Basketball summer camp I went to in the early 90's. The thing is though Joe Kleine was a fucking muscular scary assed 6'11" monster still in his prime - compared to the soft looking retired Scalabrine.
the thing I remember is when kleine would rebound he'd naturally slap the ball when grabbing it. it was so loud and scary and violent - that in retrospect I think klein may have been taking steroids. he was rebounding like that even with one on one when he didn't have to.
He just out physical-ed the top players (3 of which when to division 1 schools) and even the Providence college players. He then had a shooting contest with Eric Murdock (1st round pick of the Jazz - and possible "john stockton successor " ). They were hitting half court shots using regular shooting form and bank shot threes from the baselines.
I was playing a game in a rented gym a few years ago and a new guy showed up with one of the regulars in a Celtics T-shirt. He made some dumb move and another guy yelled out Scalabrine. About 5 mins later he pretended to pull up with an ankle, left and never saw him again. Such is the power of that name.
Smush Parker is the only guy I can think of that made the jump
The Lakers are really bad this year.
Has anyone pointed that out?
Anyway they will be back next year so it really doesn't matter.
My nephew plays for a DIII school and he usually visits in the summer. Whenever he visits we go play locally and people always ask him if he plays due to his height. He tells them he plays DIII so they kind of give him a look like, "so basically you're not a player, you're just a tall skinny dude on some shitty small school's team". He then proceeds to dunk continuously on them, block everything etc. They then get pissed at him. He has gone to a lot of camps with a lot of D1 players and he tells me that the difference between one of those gusy and him is just vast. He says its hard to explain, he can "do" everything they can, yet he can't really do everything they can. He is very skillful and a good player but the thought of him palying against guys that are 6'10" and can dribble, shoot, etc. is pretty ridiculous. The thought of a wekend warrior being able to do that is laughable.
On another not, I once met Charles Oakley at a tailor he used. He wasn't physically imposing, he was obviously tall relative to me but nothing that would make you think this guy is a defensive/rebounding monster. Not sure what he was listed at, but he was not more than 6'7"-6'8" in person and didn't look that strong. I don't know how he did it and don't know how guys that are taller and stronger than him can't seem to rebound well.
I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but I think a rangy, athletic amateur with skills might give Steve Kerr a good game. Kerr is one of the best shooters in league history, but he didn't create his own offense and wasn't a good defender. You would have to apply the condition that all possessions start 30 feet away from the basket.
I told ya about D'Antoni. Surprised he is making it to the all star break although I guess LA's hands are tied. D'Antoni is guy that you get to coach a young, average team that has one star, ideally a guard or someone who can shoot from the outside. He does not know how to coach a veteran team with multiple stars and has no concept of how the game is played inside the paint. Actually, he would probably really thrive in college.
Yes, exactly. And the best living person with a successful track record of managing veteran stars is....Phil Jackson
Because if you didn't let him have the rebound, he'd kick your ass. Man, you're lucky he didn't catch on to you mentally questioning his toughness. Would've gotten Barkley'd at least.
funny enough, when I bumped into him this was after they had just lost a playoff series, forgot if it was to Indiana or Chicago. After getting his autograph, I asked him, "Oak, what happened against indiana/miami?" He sternly said, "ask ewing".
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