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Old 01-26-2007, 01:22 PM   #16
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*blows whistle* "Quit it with the mystical kung-fu, Gilbert!" "****ing cheater..."

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Old 01-26-2007, 01:32 PM   #17
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in this case, it can be discounted bceause Arena's skill is clearly superior and the fan voting system is not the ideal system.


but paying off your son's little league ref? despicable.
This is exactly the reason I subscribe to boards like this. It gives me an opportunity to experience the world from the perspective of others. Take this whole cheating thing for example:

I was brought up to believe that all cheating was wrong. My father had these outmoded ideas concerning honor and would lecture me ad nauseum about why I should stay true to myself.

Once I grew up I rejected my father's ridiculous notions about personal integrity and instead embraced a life philosophy that emphasized personal gain over the interests of others. This is when I decided that all cheating was good. Cheating (like hard work) helps you get things you want. And as a bonus, cheating is way easier than hard work.

But after reading the above post, I may have to reconsider my thoughts on this issue. As VCDrivesAPorscheToWork so elegantly points out, some cheating is bad. Maybe I went too far when I supplied the refs in my 8 year old son's basketball league with booze soaked trips to Vegas in exchange for a few bogus traveling calls thrown our way.

Because of this thread, I have adopted a new life motto. Cheating is bad – unless you are a famous athlete. If your name isn't Gilbert Arenas, don't cheat.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:09 PM   #18
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Welcome to the wonderfully warped basketball mind of Arenas, who confessed to something on Tuesday that no one else of his stature in the sport would dare do. Three years ago, he traded two pairs of his sneakers and his Wizards jersey to a sporting goods store for a box of all-star game ballots. He just sat down and went to work. "

"I just know I can be a starter," he told himself, and he kept punching the holes in the ballots for himself and his teammates, Jamison and Larry Hughes. What's more, he said he's heard stories of NBA all-stars hiring people to fill out ballots, backing trucks into garages with busy-bee pals working to manipulate the vote. To Arenas, it didn't sound like a bad idea. He just wishes everyone would stop acting so cool, so above it all, and get over themselves already."

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If this quote is accurate, then this isn't from this year. But god forbid facts get in the way of more bull**** from the mental midgets, right? -.-
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:54 PM   #19
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There is no proof that he cheated enough to get voted as a starter.
There is no proof that Vince fans didnt cheat for him.
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:13 PM   #20
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how is it cheating? unethical - maybe but he didnt break any rules.
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:16 PM   #21
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I admire Arenas even more just because of this story.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:14 PM   #22
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I admire Arenas even more just because of this story.
Can't say I disagree with this sentiment.

If we are really being honest, who among is ready to condemn someone just because they cheat a little. Sure, maybe I look down on crooked insurance salesmen who cheat the elderly out of their life savings. But famous sports celebrities are not insurance salesmen and thus should be exempt from the standards that apply to the rest of us.

The real title of this thread should be:

Arenas = cheater = all around good guy
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:18 PM   #23
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Can't say I disagree with this sentiment.

The real title of this thread should be:

Arenas = cheater = all around good guy
what is this world coming too.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:18 PM   #24
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Uhhh how is that cheating? And that was three years ago.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:21 PM   #25
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Arenas is emo.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:22 PM   #26
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It wasnt cheating, and it was three years ago, not a big deal.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:24 PM   #27
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How does anyone not see how buying a box of(not for sale) all star ballots from a store for the sole purpose of voting for yourself in place of fans who are supposed to vote is cheating?

If a guy wins an election by buying the votes of a few thousand people in a key area that isnt cheating?

Not like he shot a little girl or anything. But he pretty clearly cheated. If buying votes isnt cheating then there is no such thing as cheating.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:30 PM   #28
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How does anyone not see how buying a box of(not for sale) all star ballots from a store for the sole purpose of voting for yourself in place of fans who are supposed to vote is cheating?

If a guy wins an election by buying the votes of a few thousand people in a key area that isnt cheating?

Not like he shot a little girl or anything. But he pretty clearly cheated. If buying votes isnt cheating then there is no such thing as cheating.


Even if you consider it cheating, it was 3 years ago. That wasn't from this years ballots. And I'm sure alot of NBA players vote for themselves.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:35 PM   #29
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... it was three years ago, not a big deal.
Good point.

Even if Arenas's actions are those of a cheat, the cheating occurred in the past. And as we all know, if it happens in the past it really doesn't count against you.

(You are right Honey, I shouldn't have slept with your little sister. But I fail to see why you are so upset. I can hardly expect to be held accountable for my actions given that I cheated on you in the past. I stopped banging her 3 weeks ago, so what do you say you give it a rest.)

So to summarize, don't cheat. And if you do cheat, ensure that you cheat in the past. That way it doesn't count.
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:40 PM   #30
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Can't fans vote for their favorite players online as many times as they want? What's the difference?
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