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12-12-2005, 06:15 PM
Is this Artest ordeal one of the most disappointing things to happen to Indiana sports in the recent 10-20 years? (of course outside of 11/19). All I can think of that compares as far as signal player disappointments are

1) Eric Dickerson
2) Jeff George
3) Luke Recker

Any thoughts?

Slick Pinkham
12-12-2005, 06:22 PM
Lots of people were disappointed, upset, and very angry when Bob Knight was shown the door at Indiana.

He was at least as polarizing as Ron Artest.

12-12-2005, 06:34 PM
Luke Recker made your list?

...Care to explain your thought process?

Also- The whole period of Bob Knight's final years at IU, and subsequent firing, probably would rank up there.


12-12-2005, 06:37 PM
....nobody's mentioned 1997 yet?

Los Angeles
12-12-2005, 07:03 PM
Bobby Knight

12-12-2005, 07:18 PM
I was a Knight fan then opponent but, at one time, he did a lot of good.

As far as I'm concerend, Ron is far and away the worst thing - and without doubt to the Pacer organization. He personally affected two seasons. I can't wait for the day when he is nothing more than a distant memory.

12-12-2005, 09:17 PM
Yeah I totally blanked out on Bobby. Though I'm a supporter through and through of his. As far as Luke goes, well I guess I was at IU at the time and I was pretty shocked when I heard about him leaving. Similarly in disbelief as I am now. Probably in the grand scheme not as big an ordeal but it was one of those things that sort of hurt, from a fan's perspective. I don't know if you ever went to a game in Assembly when Luke was there but the crowd just adored him. Luuuuuuuuuuuuuke. I mean they were just starting to really love him and then he bolted. But I agree Bobby was something I had overlooked. I appreciate yall for reminding me about it.

12-12-2005, 09:18 PM
1997 but that was sort of just a let down - a team that Larry had lost. I don't know that I was totally surprised and blown away by that. It happened all of a sudden.

12-12-2005, 09:22 PM
Luke Recker. What in the world?

I'll always look back on the "Artest era" very fondly. I'm going to miss him

12-12-2005, 09:33 PM
Okay okay forget Luke.