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Old 09-20-2007, 09:38 AM   #16
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I was 6' when I was 11 years old, so I was only ever trained as a PF/C, because all of my coaches thought I would be around 6'10 and fill out. I didn't put on weight, can't bulk up, stopped growing at about 6'8" (maybe a little under), but I played in the Australian CBA, suited up for a couple of NBL games, but I can't play SF as I have no handles, inconsistent jumper, no bulk, so like I said, checkers for me Play the hand you are dealt, you can always love the game and play vicariously through others.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:41 AM   #17
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squash or tennis

i've always been good at racket sports, probably cause of my reflexes and arm strength, these 2 were my fav's.. a bad case of shin splints and surgery on my foot prevented me from being anything special. 5'10 , 180 lbs
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:48 AM   #18
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Soccer.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:53 AM   #19
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Anyone here that says basketball(NBA level, anyways... probably even overseas) is full of ****. College, I could buy that. Pro? Haha.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:56 AM   #20
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Anyone here that says basketball(NBA level, anyways... probably even overseas) is full of ****. College, I could buy that. Pro? Haha.
Not everyone means NBA, there are pro leagues in other countries that are an option to decent, not superstar, players.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:40 AM   #21
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i believe i could have been one of the greats in midget tossing.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:43 AM   #22
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i believe i could have been one of the greats in midget tossing.
I love it when someone shares my bad sense of humour.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:55 AM   #23
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Pros are SO good. I was an undefeated amateur boxer and pretty darn good, and I sparred against pros all the time.

One was this guy named Jeff Lanas, who took Roberto Duran to split decision and many though he won, but basically was a journeyman fighter (10/1/88)

http://www.latinosportslegends.com/s...ing_record.htm

This guys, YEARS out of shape (that fight was in 1988, I was sparing him 1997 and 1998), was unbelievable. I could NOT hit him with anything.

I guess going from a split decision with Roberto Duran to me within a decade is quite a drop-off.

And that was that guy. But I sparred a bunch of Olympians and other professionals that were younger, like David Diaz, but nobody compared with Lanas.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:54 PM   #24
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Pros are SO good. I was an undefeated amateur boxer and pretty darn good, and I sparred against pros all the time.

One was this guy named Jeff Lanas, who took Roberto Duran to split decision and many though he won, but basically was a journeyman fighter (10/1/88)

http://www.latinosportslegends.com/s...ing_record.htm

This guys, YEARS out of shape (that fight was in 1988, I was sparing him 1997 and 1998), was unbelievable. I could NOT hit him with anything.

I guess going from a split decision with Roberto Duran to me within a decade is quite a drop-off.

And that was that guy. But I sparred a bunch of Olympians and other professionals that were younger, like David Diaz, but nobody compared with Lanas.



You were a super middleweight? How tall are you?
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:00 PM   #25
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I was 6' when I was 11 years old, so I was only ever trained as a PF/C, because all of my coaches thought I would be around 6'10 and fill out. I didn't put on weight, can't bulk up, stopped growing at about 6'8" (maybe a little under), but I played in the Australian CBA, suited up for a couple of NBL games, but I can't play SF as I have no handles, inconsistent jumper, no bulk, so like I said, checkers for me Play the hand you are dealt, you can always love the game and play vicariously through others.

If true, you are the best player on this board.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:03 PM   #26
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Default Re: At your physical and mental prime...

I was always skilled in sports, just never all that athletic. I was great in Junior High, made most of the sports teams (basketball, soccer, football, track, lacrosse). Then I get to high school and I was still one of the more skilled guys out there, but I was just completely outclassed in speed, strength, flexibility, jumping, just everything. Didn't make squat.

I'm probably in my physical prime, or at least getting pretty damn close to it. And I'm 135 ****ing pounds. :
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:08 PM   #27
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If I took them seriously and trained hard... baseball or tennis.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:12 PM   #28
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I seriously, seriously doubt more than one person on this forum has/had the potential to play professional sports. I don't think you guys realize how hard it is.

In summer league this year there were a couple of guys that had been released from independent ball or pro systems, and they ran the show of what's supposed to be one of the best summer leagues in North America. I currently play college baseball and if I bust my ass maybe one day I'll play indepedent ball or something. Which brings me to how ridiculously difficult it is to be a pro in any sport.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:16 PM   #29
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true, thats why 2 game NBL guy would be the best on the board. NBL is a very high level with several ex NBAer's having played or still playing.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:21 PM   #30
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Agreed........
At 5'8, 150 lbs i wasnt really given the physical tools to be a professional athlete. Maybe a Jockey, but all the glory goes to the horse so screw that.
Played highschool basketball, hockey, soccer but thats a long ways from professional. Sometimes we overlook how great these athletes are. For example, when i was at the pinacle of my hockey playing days a fringe pro hockey player, Harold Druken, came to do a camp with my team and no one on our team could even get the puck away from him let alone compete on the same level. These pros that we idolize are amazing human specimens, and are more rare then rocket scientist. And seriously how many rockey scientist do you know.
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Well, being 5'8 you could've managed in a sport like soccer, where height doesn't really matter, as long as you have the skills. The greatest soccer player of all times was 5'6...
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