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Old 05-31-2008, 10:57 PM   #9576
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Is there some kind of inside joke going on here that I don't get? Dude was a mediocre player for like 3 seasons in the 50s? WTF?
It's a now-standard Assani "look at me" post ala Juan Dixon, countdowns, etc.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:58 PM   #9577
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for a while me and my friends always did this thing where we made an L by putting our left fist to our right elbow. We'd pump it up and down and say "once LJ gets into his thang dey ain't NO stoppin' him!" No idea how it started but it stuck for some time.

I love guys like LJ and Kemp who just get totally excited whenever they dunk on someone.
Cool story Hansel.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:07 PM   #9578
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It's a now-standard Assani "look at me" post ala XXXX XXXX, countdowns, etc.
LOL

1. Blame those who PMed me, not me

2. You seriously think I wanted the attention from doing the countdown?

3. What happened to not naming undrafted players?
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:08 PM   #9579
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Cool story Hansel.
LOL
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:10 PM   #9580
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lets take a look at the best player on each of the team that won the title:

1979-80: Magic Johnson*
1980-81: Larry Bird*
1981-82: Magic Johnson*
1982-83: Moses Malone^
1983-84: Larry Bird*
1984-85: Magic Johnson*
1985-86: Larry Bird*
1986-87: Magic Johnson*
1987-88: Magic Johnson*
Larry Johnson. Steal of the draft, imo.

Oh, the rest of your post was really good, too, Assani.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:17 PM   #9581
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LOL

1. Blame those who PMed me, not me

2. You seriously think I wanted the attention from doing the countdown?

3. What happened to not naming undrafted players?
Someone want to fill me in on what the purpose of the countdown was? I must have been asleep that week
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:22 PM   #9582
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Someone want to fill me in on what the purpose of the countdown was? I must have been asleep that week
There was a long thread in the 'about the forums' forum..think it was titled "countdown speculation" or something like that. I answered questions there. Unfortunately it had to stop due to the death of Sean Taylor, so its true purpose was never fully unveiled, but its only a temporary stoppage so don't worry.
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:27 PM   #9583
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anyway I'm off to bed, hopefully I'll get to pick tomorrow though
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:59 PM   #9584
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Re: Modern Era NBA Build a Franchise Draft Discussion

assani in your list is MJ and Magic arguably two of the greatest players of all time

how bout

bill russell
jesus mchale
kareem
shaq
wilt
duncan
hakeem
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:59 PM   #9585
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Larry Johnson was my favorite player growing up, mostly because I lived in the Charlotte area at the time.
same here.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:28 AM   #9586
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Rd 4, Pick #152 : Calvin Natt






Ages 24-29


PPG- 18.4
RBG- 7.2
PER- 18.2
TS%- .582
Usg%- 21.5
Ortg/Drtg- 115/107
Top 50 Career ORtg
Top 50 Career TS%
Top 30 Career FG%

With my 4th pick I am looking to take away any concerns about scoring in the half court, sick penetrator and possibly the BPA at creating his own shot. Natt is a key part to the dynamic I am creating. This team is going to be tough to play against in the fast break—some are wondering about the size, but this team will play big and create mismatches. The defense and ability to rebound at each position will get this team in transition and Natt is outstanding when out in the open court. I had looked at a couple of other guys but they were low bulk/high efficiency guys and I needed a high/high player and one that played long and gets to the rim and in the paint. He will obv make Battier better in the corner, but he will make Marion better. He will also cause size matchups constantly.


P.S. wtf? You guys haven’t heard of Calvin Natt?

EDIT: Clark can you put this in the draft thread?
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:30 AM   #9587
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Pick is up B's and G's...
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:31 AM   #9588
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Van Exel- That is a seriously misleading write up.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:33 AM   #9589
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Van Exel- That is a seriously misleading write up.
Tell me what you want me to change...

Edit: Just re-read, think my post is fine.

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Old 06-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #9590
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Van Exel- Perkins was basically two completely different dudes in his career, you can't say you are drafting a guy with a pretty good inside out game and can knock down the three. He didn't knock down the three with any kind of consistency until later but their wasn't a real sample size w/ those numbers either--he wasn't a three point threat until he was like 32. And then all he did was stand on the arc and wait for the ball to jack it up.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:53 AM   #9591
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Perkins is great value however that team needs a slasher badly.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:57 AM   #9592
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Anyone willing to trade down? PM me if so.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:04 AM   #9593
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LOL...I make a point about how you're referencing analysts and using their arguments to support yours. I briefly mention you using Barkley referring to McHalge as evidence of this. You then go on a tangent about McHale's skillset and why he was a good pick. I mean, seriously?
Ya when u bring up false statements like saying my argument's main point was that Barkley said McHale was the toughest player he played vs so therefore McHale is the best PF in this draft, then yes of course i'm gonna call u out wtf
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:09 AM   #9594
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He asked for tangible data, and you respond with a post where over half of it is completely intangible.
Of course I gave some intangible data, but I also gave a bunch of tangible data which backed up my points. Unlike u stat geeks, I realize there isn't only tangible data in basketball. It's a combination of both, when u are arguing for any player and u only bring up tangible data and nothing else u look like a fool. Should I just ignore the fact that McHale came off the bench for 5+ years which effects his production, that he is a great defender, that he played on a broken foot which shortend his career, or his great postmoves etc? I mean are u freakin serious dude?

For example, arguing for Jordan being the best player ever, if u don't bring up how he is probably the greatest postup SG ever, his great defense or anything else that is intangible then u are a stat geek with a lot worse basketball knowledge than I thought because u should still bring up non tangible things if u know what ur talking about.

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Old 06-01-2008, 01:13 AM   #9595
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lol you stat geeks with your silly data and facts.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:52 AM   #9596
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Larry Nance highlights coming up on NBATV!

BTW, Worthy was simply filthy in Game 7 vs. the Pistons in 1988. Yikes.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:03 AM   #9597
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Stop talking about McHale ffs.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:06 AM   #9598
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This works both ways though. Who was Kobe's best SF(or SG if you consider Kobe the SF)?
Just look at the draft, Shaq is considered the 2nd best player to build around in the era and Pippen went at what 20+ although he could have gone higher. Post defence and getting to the line as well as efficiency is why Shaq is more valuable then a guy like Pippen who I'm also a big fan of. Jordan had some great teams there is no doubt and he was integral in winning a lot of those titles with that being said, until he had Pippen he could not win. And Kobe without Shaq and no without Pau/Bynum for this season he couldn't get his team over the hump.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:00 AM   #9599
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I like Rudy Gay, thats a nice pick. Should be a good fit too. He's only 21.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:22 AM   #9600
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I had LJ on the radar, but didnt want to add another inconsistant injury prone guy to the team. He was a great player tho, I also passed up on Bibby which I wanted to take really badly, but I think his lack of defense would really hurt my team since my team isnt too strong on defense anyways.

I also had 2 other guys in mind that I think will drop to me the next time I pick, hopefully. This is going to get fun, when we start building our bench players, right now the picks are kind of standard.
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