samuel dalembert?! are you kidding me?
The games about over, but he had the game of his mediocre career...unbelievable, 17-21 shooting, 1-1 from the line in 27 minutes to finish with 35 points and 12 rebounds with 2 assists and a block and no turnovers... Not only am I surprised that Dalembert scored 35 freaking points (hes averaging 5.7 ppg) but he also made 17 shots which is the total amount of shots he made in the month of january!! just a complete shocker
Samuel Dalembert had a mediocre career? Didn't he average a double double a couple seasons?
he's only avging 5.7 cause he was buried on the bench and due to larry sanders performance.. he's a blocking monster!
either way sammy d really killed it tonight. i was thinking about picking him up for my fantasy team (really deep league) cause i'm hurting for big man stats. he really kicked me in the balls tonight for not picking him up lol.
Dalembert is still an NBA player at the end of the day.
I don't get this comment. Shocking is more unexpected than surprising as far as I'm concerned.
And because Dalembert is an NBA player you aren't surprised?
Michael Oher is an NFL player and I would definitely be surprised if he scored three touchdowns in the superbowl.
Justin Verlander is one of if not the best baseball players in the world and I sure as hell would be surprised if he had a three homerun game.
Tim Howard plays in the English Premier League and all he would have to do is score one goal and I would be super surprised.
I equate Dalembert scoring that many points to all these scenarios so yes this was very surprising.
I think I've made my point.
You also misspelt surprising
Seriously, Oher is a medicore right tackle in the NFL, Verlander is a pitcher, I am assuming Howard is a keeper(but since no one cares about the British Premier League who cares) those are specialized positions that really have no chance of scoring with the execption of Verlander but if he could hit he'd be a position player not a pitcher. In basketball every position is counted on to score. Willie Burton scored 50 in a game. He was out of the league the next year. Is it out of Dalembert's norm yes. Suprising or shocking no. He made 10+ Million a year for a reason. He has talent.
Good to know I'm not the only one wondering the same thing, lol. He was really solid in Philly, but to be honest I thought he was washed up. Just goes to show that any player in the NBA can go off on any given night. Also surprised that today's 35 is his career high, would've guessed that he might've gotten that much at least once in his Philly days.
What surprises me is that he didn't have a single turnover. now that's what you call efficiency, I hope they give him at least a bit more PT after this.
Sometime you just get in the "zone". Looks like Sammy had one of those nights. At this point in his career he's still a solid big man so it's not inconceivable for this to happen. He just has interesting timing
yes his career was mediocre...jamaal magloire was an all-star at one point and not 1 person within a 5 mile radius of where you currently are sitting has heard of him
What are you talking about?
Shocking is more unexpected than Surprising? To Who?
I was Shocked when Lebron left Cleveland, but wasn't Surprised.
I was Shocked when MJ came out of retirement but wasn't Surprised.
I was Shocked when Memphis traded Rudy Gay but wasn't Surprised.
I was Shocked when I heard about Ainge wanting to trade Rondo but wasn't Surprised.
I was Shocked when Daniel Orton entered the Draft.....but wasn't Surprised when he got drafted.
Come again buddy?
Still doesn't make sense
Shocked=very, very surprised
1. Highly disturbing emotionally.
2. Highly offensive; indecent or distasteful.
tr.v. sur·prised, sur·pris·ing, sur·pris·es
1. To encounter suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares.
2. To attack or capture suddenly and without warning.
Now that we know the difference let's fix your post!
"I was Shocked when Lebron left Cleveland, but wasn't Surprised."
•I was emotionally disturbed when Lebron left Cleveland, but wasn't attacked suddenly without warning.•
Well sir, clearly you are in dire need of a psychiatrist. Just being emotionally disturbed is one thing, but your paranoia of being suddenly attacked is what concerns me the most.
I get what you're saying, I guess it's a matter of opinion. but I agree with Fast and Furious, when something is shocking, it means that the something is against your own beliefs and thoughts and you didn't necessarily think it was going to happen. But that thing isn't surprising because you can see how it happened.
I always liked Sammy because he was the perfect center for a guy like Allen Iverson to run with, Sammy was always super fast with straight bunny hops. Sammy once dunked from the foul line during an in game dunk and made it look so effortless nobody even realized he just jumped from the foul line! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i639wJl91Wc
Like he took 2 steps in that video and just jumped from the foul line, and got fouled and still completed the dunk. McGee got ripped for missing this same dunk on an open breakaway. I'm just saying Dalembert always had the talent to do more but teased it. He become a double double machine towards the end of his Sixers career and always was one of the league leaders in blocks. He's played well in the last few years when he's actually gotten the minutes but he never gets them. For some reason Dalembert always gets lost in a teams rotation. But he's still one of the most athletic big men in the world whose actually developed a nice shooters touch you'd think he'd be in a higher demand.
I agree, because Samuel Dalembert has consistenly proven in the past that he can be a very reliable role player. He simple needs to play for a team that will use him for his great physical tools and defensive instics. He's always been a very good individual and team defender, who can use his length and athleticism to block shots and rebound at a pretty high rate. And no Samuel Dalembert has not had a mediocre career. He's actually been a starting caliber type of center for most of his career
I wouldn't say he had a mediocre career just because he wasn't drafted to be more then what he is which is a solid rebounding defensive center that is some what athletic. His career has been pretty solid, better then most centers he came in the league with around the same time. But I'll defenitely admit I was highly shocked to see 35points in 27 minutes. I think the grizzleys should go after dalembert, they need center help right now
His previous career high was 27 and this season his high was 15. He has always been able to make some shots but he has never really been known as a consistent player. He blocked shots and rebounded pretty well in his prime but nobody was getting him to put up 15 points a night. It will be interesting to see if this game creates inflated interest in him on the trading block....like the one guy already had posted on here...
He wanted OKC to trade Perkins PJIII and their first round pick for him off the strength of this game...he got laughed at.
So what you're really trying to say is "why didn't I add him to my fantasy team a week ago."
Don't worry, we're all saying it in the Deadly Fantasy League. Well, everyone except Amir.