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Old 07-15-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default Wiggins = Next Jordan

Could Wiggens be the next respected face of the NBA since Jordan? Many have tried, only to have failed. Case in point:

Kobe - tried to mirror Jordan, but simply was never as good
Duncan - too fundamental, should get more respect than he gets
Bron - Had a good path, great athlete, but out of the equation because he's too disrespected because of the decision and combining with the 2nd best player at the time. Go wear a "check my stats" shirt or something. Have never seen such a great player so hated by the masses, but it is what it is.

With wiggins, there is hope.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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He doesn't have the personality to. He's a lot closer to Durant and Duncan in that respect than say, Kobe or LeBron. He's not a robot like Derrick Rose, tho.
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Anybody who thinks Wiggins has the talent of guys like Jordan, Lebron, or peak T-Mac needs to watch more of him. We've all seen his HS mixtapes, but 90% of people haven't seen him play in an actual game from an NBA camera angle. Watch these videos here:

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His athleticism is just flat out not on the level of the all time great wing players. It's also unclear if he can shoot from deep, and he only shot 60% at the FT line as a HS senior. Nothing I've seen so far makes me think this guy is the next generational wing player.
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Let the man play a college game before you peg him as the goat
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
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Could Wiggens be the next respected face of the NBA since Jordan? Many have tried, only to have failed. Case in point:

Kobe - tried to mirror Jordan, but simply was never as good
Duncan - too fundamental, should get more respect than he gets
Bron - Had a good path, great athlete, but out of the equation because he's too disrespected because of the decision and combining with the 2nd best player at the time. Go wear a "check my stats" shirt or something. Have never seen such a great player so hated by the masses, but it is what it is.

With wiggins, there is hope.

Calls out bron for a nike made shirt but doesnt mention kobes rape case lol.
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Calls out bron for a nike made shirt but doesnt mention kobes rape case lol.
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He has the discipline and work ethic to be the greatest that's ever played. The NBA needs hope. He is it.
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Calls out bron for a nike made shirt but doesnt mention kobes rape case lol.

I was trying to be nice, but yes the rape case was pretty bad.
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He has the discipline and work ethic to be the greatest that's ever played. The NBA needs hope. He is it.
The NBA is stacked with top tier talent right now. Don't know what the hell you're talking about. Lebron's in the middle of his prime and is going to finish as a top 5 player all time, we've got Durant, who's clearly a top 20 player all time talent wise, then you've got Wade, Westbrook, Dwight, Rose, Harden, Dwight, CP3, and Curry, older guys like Kobe and Duncan still playing at a very high level, and second tier stars like Parker, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, Deron, Carmelo, etc. The NBA is in very good shape right now as far as high end talent goes.

As far as "discipline and work ethic to be the greatest that's ever played", sure. He might have that. The problem is that he doesn't have the talent to go along with the discipline and work ethic.
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The NBA is stacked with top tier talent right now. Don't know what the hell you're talking about. Lebron's in the middle of his prime and is going to finish as a top 5 player all time, we've got Durant, who's clearly a top 20 player all time talent wise, then you've got Wade, Westbrook, Dwight, Rose, Harden, Dwight, CP3, and Curry, older guys like Kobe and Duncan still playing at a very high level, and second tier stars like Parker, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, Deron, Carmelo, etc. The NBA is in very good shape right now as far as high end talent goes.

As far as "discipline and work ethic to be the greatest that's ever played", sure. He might have that. The problem is that he doesn't have the talent to go along with the discipline and work ethic.

Come again? You realize how many people stopped watching the NBA since Jordan stopped playing? You realize how much of the younger generation would rather watch Jordan tape than current NBA? Check the viewer ratings.
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Viewer ratings mean nothing. This is the internet age. I watch games on league pass broadband, not on tv. Also, I do this from outside the US. Basketball is shown on 3 different channels in China. The amount of actual fans has increased since Jordan left. He made the game more popular, but technology has made the game more accessible. I am in Korea right now, and everytime I go play hoops everyone is always talking about the NBA.
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Give me Jabari Parker
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:43 AM   #13
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Calls out bron for a nike made shirt but doesnt mention kobes rape case lol.

I swear, when people go shitting on silly things about lebron, they forget that kobe was accused of rape. They will be shitting on Drose but forget the rape

Id rather have a robot like Drose or a shirt wearing lebron or egomaniac like jordan in my family than a rapist

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Old 07-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #14
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Viewer ratings mean nothing. This is the internet age. I watch games on league pass broadband, not on tv. Also, I do this from outside the US. Basketball is shown on 3 different channels in China. The amount of actual fans has increased since Jordan left. He made the game more popular, but technology has made the game more accessible. I am in Korea right now, and everytime I go play hoops everyone is always talking about the NBA.

That is not the case in the states. Courts out here are not filled up like they were in the 90's. You can partially blame technology for that.
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Could Wiggens be the next respected face of the NBA since Jordan? Many have tried, only to have failed. Case in point:

Kobe - tried to mirror Jordan, but simply was never as good
Duncan - too fundamental, should get more respect than he gets
Bron - Had a good path, great athlete, but out of the equation because he's too disrespected because of the decision and combining with the 2nd best player at the time. Go wear a "check my stats" shirt or something. Have never seen such a great player so hated by the masses, but it is what it is.

With wiggins, there is hope.


When has Duncan EVER been compared to Jordan??
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