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Old 06-07-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default Shaq - "I want my children to watch Dirk"

from this morning's paper. i'll try to find a link online but it was an associated press story.....

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O'Neal considers Nowitzki the poster child of a worldwide evolution among big men. He sees fewer behemoths like himself hunkered down under the basket and more guys playing with Nowitzki's nimble style.

"When they talk about great big men, it'll be based on if guys can play like Dirk or not," O'Neal said. "He's the future. I'm actually going to let my children watch his game when they get older."

Told about those comments, Nowitzki broke into a huge grin. He appeared to blush a bit, too, as if Michael Jordan had just asked for his autograph.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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How can you not love Shaq?
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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Proof that Euro fundamentals > overrated American athleticism and dunking
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:57 PM   #4
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Proof that Euro fundamentals > overrated American athleticism and dunking

well i think its just proof that kids in the farm towns as well as the ghettos should be studying Larry Bird more and not the top 10 highlight stuff.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:58 PM   #5
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well i think its just proof that kids in the farm towns as well as the ghettos should be studying Larry Bird more and not the top 10 highlight stuff.

aka kids should be studying Euroleague instead of NBA/streetball
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:59 PM   #6
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if American ball is so bad than how come the best players are still raised on American ball.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:00 PM   #7
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that streetball shit is dying down....

people are actuallyl more hyped on fundamentals and team work

especially after usa defeat
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:01 PM   #8
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if American ball is so bad than how come the best players are still raised on American ball.

Because in Europe there is no such thing as "college ball"; young players don't get the kind of support and attention they get in the USA. That's why.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:01 PM   #9
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this is the most ive been excited for an NBA Finals since 2001.

seems like both teams genuinely have high praise for eachother......which is ironic after months of playoff basketball with flagarant fouls and suspensions lol.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:01 PM   #10
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aka kids should be studying Euroleague instead of NBA/streetball

you mean the very Euroleague that is dominated by 3rd string American players that didn't make the NBA?
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:17 PM   #11
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Agreed
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:17 PM   #12
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Laker fans might have saomething to say about that...
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:20 PM   #13
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Default u need euro and american ball

all shaq is say is the nba is changing. eventually there won't be any centers and his day is over.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:33 PM   #14
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all shaq is say is the nba is changing. eventually there won't be any centers and his day is over.

the center position has weakned over the years. but let's face it, being 7-0 and over is the exception in people.

this is why i'm such an advocate of andrew bynum. i don't want this guy to be part of ANY TRADE during this off-season. i'm not saying he's the next shaq or anything bold like that. but he will be someone to be reckoned with.

i will say that oden kid that's going to ohio will be a great tho. it will be interesting to follow him next college season. the fact that he's going to college puts him in an advantage over bynum. at least bynum will get more minutes next season as a backup to kwame so he gets nba experience. (that's my guess anyway)
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:27 PM   #15
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i hope Bynum turns into a solid player.

as an oldschool fan (got into the NBA hardcore in 1986) it hurts to see the Center position (as we know it) dying out. but its evolution. i was too young to care in 1979 but im sure some oldschoolers then were freaking out at the thought of a 6'9 PG getting ready to dominate. its all the same. 15 years ago people wouldve laughed if someone predicted that there'd be a few 7 footers in the league who could nail 3 pointers

as eddie vedder once said "its evolution baby"

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