Who would it hurt more for the Spurs to lose?
greg pop im thinking
I think both, but if I had to choose one I would choose Tim Duncan because Duncan is what got pop over the top. Great post, 8th. I really enjoyed reading your post to David Stern. I didn't realize we were the same age, where do you go to school??
That's cool. A friend of mine went to WVU for a semester, but had to come back to NY, where I am from, for personal reasons. He said it was awesome down there.
Yea. Its an awesome place. Alot like Kentucky from what I have seen. We have a good community atmosphere here in WV. It really shows when the state is in a time of need. Take the mining incident for example. Bob Huggins took food and WVU shirts to the miner's families. He sat with them, outside the mine, had home made spaghetti, and spoke with them like they were his old friends. He is a WV native and it is shown in his actions. I dont know if there is a state that supports their universities more that WV does. If you can ever live here, do it. It is amazing.
I'll be honest until this year I never respected Huggins for his inability to graduate players, still have a problem with that. Though, when it comes to other people, he is a good person.
Is it really is responsibility to graduate players?? I mean you can only help someone so much if they dont want to help themselves. Back when he was at Cincy, he recruited ball players not students. It was their responsibility to go to class. Huggins can only do so much without actually escorting every player to class and making sure they go. He has always held study hall before and after practice.
It his not his responsibility to graduate players, but you don't know if he was getting standards to be lowered for certain recruits to get in. I am someone who wants to be a future high school basketball coach (sorry college athletics too dirty for me), but I want to make sure all of my players are academically equipped to be able to do well in college. Huggins has no control over a players smarts, but he has to be able to tell them there is more to life than basketball the way he was with Da'Sean Butler in the final four is the way he should be with his players about life after basketball as well to help them, I believe he can.
I'd have to go with Timmy!!! Only because outside of him, they have no post threat or inside scoring. He makes the system work. Although, I believe Pop would be nearly as big a loss as Duncan.
So you think that for some reason he didnt tell them that? Apparently you dont know the man. I have had personal conversations with him about this very topic. He said that he didnt recruit students, he recruited players. He made sure that they were eligible to play ball but nothing beyond that. He cared for all of these guys. If you dont believe me, call Kenyon Martin, Jason Maxiell, Steve Logan, Nick Van Exel. They will all tell you that they loved this guy like a father figure. He is a coach, not an academic counselor. Cincy still doesnt have good graduation rates. They didnt before he got there, and they dont after he is gone.
No I don't know the man. Don't take my comments the wrong way because I do believe he is a good man, but there is no reason he can't do more is all I am saying.
No I know. Im not taking it the wrong way. Im just saying that the way the media has portrayed Huggins is wrong. He doesnt care but it bothers me because he is a great man. He actually told me to transfer and walk on so that I could travel with the team and be around the coaching, because when I first met him I told him that one day, I would have his job. It was a very nice gesture but I declined to stay closer to home. And, I am playing at my school. I wanna play in games and not just practice with the team. I play with them every summer and I respect Huggins more than almost anyone I have ever met.
My comments are probably a little bias but I actually know the man, where most people only know him from sports center.
That is quite a gesture. I believe this with a lot of coaches that they're a lot cooler off the camera than they are on camera. Bob Knight is another example, Bob Huggins is no Bob Knight, but he is a great coach, Huggins. What division do you play ball for?? Playing college ball sure is impressive.
Duncan because there was no Pop before Duncan.
8th, I think RC Buford should have been added as well the more I think about it. I mean you look at everyone the spurs have drafted and signed it's almost unfair.
I play D2. Some people on here say that I dont but its besides the point.
I believe you, I mean yeah you could be lying to me, but I have read enough of your posts to make enough of a guess you're a genuine person.
Yea man. I mean what reason do I have to lie about something like that. Its not like I talk about it all the time or anything. I dont say anything about it unless someone asks me. I dont get it. People hide behind their keyboards so much. They say things they wouldnt say if they were face to face with me. Eh, what do ya do.
Also, thank you for your kindness.
popovich is one of the top 3 NBA head coaches along with phil jackson and larry brown
8th, not a problem. I am planning on training over the summer and get into good shape to play for my school's club basketball team, I go to Hofstra, it's on Long Island, NY. I don't know if you ever heard of it before. Hofstra may play WVU next season in the PR Shootout, something I am very pumped for.
Yea man. I have defiantly heard of it. I actually almost went to school there. I would have had to pay out of state tuition because I was only getting a partial scholarship. I played in an AAU tourney in Long Island. Some HS around there. I think they were giving me like 400 dollars a semester. I couldnt afford it. I hope ya make the team man.
Wait you almost went to Hofstra??? That would not make any sense because Hofstra is a private school. If you give me the town name, I could figure it out.
Thanks, I believe I will if I train hard. It is a matter of my commitment, more so than my skill level. I am poorly conditioned.
I never went to the school or anything. This guy that said he was a recruit talked to me and said that they could offer me 4-500 dollars a semester to play. He said it was expensive though. I looked into it and stuff but I decided to stay at home.
I dont remember where we were. I was gone for like 5 weeks playing all over the place up there. We played in Connecticut, Maryland, Penn, NYC. It was like 3 or 4 years ago..
Sry man. What position would you play?
It's all good. Just to say 400-500/semester, makes zero sense. It's all good that you don't remember. Well I am 5'8" I want to work on my all around game and just be a combo guard with a 3 ball. JR Smith w/o the attitude would be nice, lol.
Yea.. Also, I thought Hofstra was like a catholic college or something. This is probably going to show how dumb I am but doesnt that mean you have to be catholic to go there?? Yea.. the guy said it would be enough money to take care of my books. I had a full ride waiting on me back here in WV with an instate academic scholarship.
Damn. You must have some vert man. Im 6' on a good day an I can barley dunk a ball. I get rim-stuffed all the time.
Yea, if you work hard, that size thing wont be an issue.
NAHHHH I have no ups, I meant by JR Smith when he is on scoring wise he is insane, I love that about him, everything else I can't stand. Yeah, I am jewish, and no you're not dumb I have heard dumber things before. I wish I could dunk, but if it took away my all around game, then forget it.
Oh I got ya. Im a Methodist christian so I dont think I could have gone.
I used to think that about dunking but when I did it, the wow was gone. JR can defiantly put up some numbers. He doesnt care if he misses 10 in a row, if he is open, he is shooting. I like that mentality and its hard for some people to be able to brush that off.
I hope ya make it man.
JR Smith drives me nuts b/c he has all the skills to be an all-star, but just likes to score and shoot at will. Good mentality, but he is more than a scorer, but doesn't expand his game.
8th DeadlySin & KnicksFans..On this post..it seems like you guys have a BroMance going on..Go right ahead..We aint going to disturb Y'ALL....And they say folks can't make a connection online....lol
Rudeboy, it looks like you give yourself a point every time you post. Everyone says the points system doesnt matter but I guess to some people it does. Also, you must be jealous that 2 people can have a personal conversation and relate to one another online. If you cant, thats no problem. Also, the gay hints also hint at something about your sexuality. Someone who is so insecure about themselves that they push homosexuality onto a conversation between 2 that you dont even know shows huge personality flaws. Come on man, admit it, you think your fat dont ya?
Dear cult member Mr.8thDeadly...i was just joking..on the post..u & knicksfan was going back & forth..and totally dominated the conversation..i dont care about points on here.. they're useless....HEY wait 1 min-u-ite...i just saw your points..it seems like u gave yourself a point for everyone of your post....
I actually have never given myself a point. I swear to my cult. . . I can honestly say that you give yourself points every time you post. Even when your post has just gone up, it already has a point. When you say nothing that contributes to the conversation, you have a point. Its okay. It doesnt matter. I dont understand why you just cant admit it. I mean if it comes down to people taking your points you can simply make a new profile like very one does.. Just admit that you do it and I will respect you so so much more. I know you dont care if I respect you but I would. It takes a big man to admit that he has done something that is shameful.
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Okay.. So you avoid the topic?? Hmm. Alright man. You keep doing what you are doing.