Nikos Pappas Back To Back 30+ Point Games In Greek League
32 points and 36 PIR against Kavala:
31 points and 35 PIR against Kolossos:
LMFAO at this ridiculous and absurd forum saying he isn't good enough to play in the NBA and that the NBA isn't clearly 100% racist against Greek players by not drafting him. Whatever........what a freaking joke. One of the most dominant scorers of all of Europe already at age 22, and you tools say he was not drafted because, "he isn't good enough". Yeah sure, but other guys from the same 1990 European class, like Rubio, Vesely, and Motiejunas, that are clearly worse players than Pappas, are right? What a joke.
Its a big call to say this forum and the NBA is racist because they have an opinion different to yours. I have read your posts and reply sometimes because I respect your opinions. My respect will diminish if you try and play the race card. You are obviously biased towards greek players and thats fine (I am biased to players from my country Australia too). But if i tried to say that the NBA is racist because Patty Mills plays behind Tony Parker I would be an idiot. You cant make blanket statements based on your bias and play the race card without causing offence.
Now to answer your post. Ok, Pappas has had a few decent games. I think you overestimate the quality of his opposition though. Kavala is no Miami and Kolossos isnt OKC. If GMs thought he could help their teams he'd be in the NBA right now. There must be some knock on the guy from scouts as to why, if he is as good as you say, he isn't on anyones radar.
NBA is racist. Fact is, Pappas is not in NBA solely because he is white and from Greece. PERIOD.
So there are no foreign white guys in the NBA? Gortat, Kravtsov, Milicic, Radmanovic, Ilgauskas, Varejao, Rubio, M. Gasol, P. Gasol just to name a few.
Greek guys have been drafted before - Detroit drafted Andreas Glynikiadis and didn't the clippers draft that 6'9 guy they called baby Shaq? Had initials SS Sofoklis Stoich..... Something like that going off memory. There is no bias against Greek players. Maybe you won't believe me, maybe you will. I don't care. You've lost a lot of respect from me.
this is as dumb as the timberwolves are racist because they have too many white players. No body cares about race or where you are from, they care if you can play and help them win. I dont think he has even entered the draft, maybe he has but to the best of my knowledge he hasnt. The timberwolves scout europe good, the spurs do, the raptors do. This has nothing to do with race, maybe he just likes it europe.
slow shot, not a great shooter, doesn't pass, ball dominant but not good enough to be so in the nba. These things describe Pappas but I choose to hate him because he comes a country with crappy food.
Instead of arguing, I'll ask one simple question: If Nikos is THAT good, why is he playing for Panionios, and not say... Pao or Olympiakos?
Yeah i really dont understand man... Two 30 pts game ... He should dominate the nba as my friends who score 3 time 30 pts in the ABA but is not in the nba because the nba hate Canadian player :(
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