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NapTonius Monk
07-11-2007, 12:28 AM
http://myespn.go.com/nba/truehoop

"I have a feeling that James White won't make it big as a Spur. He has been marinating in their culture for several months now, and he's still calling for the ball all the time. playing only OK defense, and shaking his head every time a teammate fails to send him an alley-oop lob. I'm no expert on Spurs culture, but from what I have seen in the regular season, that is not it."

There's probably a good reason why this guy didn't make it through camp. We don't have time for any more "ME" guys, and it sounds like he's one of them.

GrangerRanger
07-11-2007, 12:53 AM
I dunno really. He was called a god leaper and a great dunker when he came out of Cincy, but seriously in the few games that he appeared in pre season action for us the only dunk he did was so crappy I burst out laughing and had to turn the channel. I know I'm not in the NBA and probably never will be, but if he wants to make the league he should act like what he is, a 9-12 man off the bench. Maybe 8 or 7 if he plays for Memphis.

P.S. He made it through camp. We had like 18 people though so we had to cut three. Jim "Snap" Hunter, John Edwards, and James White were cut. James would have probably been better then who we kept in his position to, Rawle Marshall. Anyway, whats done is done.

Kstat
07-11-2007, 12:54 AM
I don't think anybody here is upset about giving up on him so fast.

I think it's more the fact the Pacers traded so much for him that irks people.

GrangerRanger
07-11-2007, 12:58 AM
Yes. We could have gotten Gregor ****a to go along with Stanko with the draft pick. What a shame, so disappointing.

Coop
07-11-2007, 01:15 AM
I remember making a thread about this after we traded for James White and I got blasted for it because everyone was so amazed at White's leaping abilities. We had Alexander Johnson who ended up being servicable as a backup PF last year. If we didn't trade him away for White, maybe we don't make the GS deal because we don't need Ike nearly as much. Just my .02

diamonddave00
07-11-2007, 01:23 AM
Ike Diogu was a man love thing of Larry Bird's after working him out prior to the 2005 draft , the first opportunity he had to get him he was going to.

James White saw action in all of 6 games last season for the Spurs , his only real playing time was when the Spurs sat their starters for a couple entire games after they playoff seating was decided.

He played at an undisciplined college and thinks he can just do as he pleases , thats why he was cut. His attitude will end his career very quickly if he doesn't wise up.

Kstat
07-11-2007, 01:25 AM
He played at an undisciplined college and thinks he can just do as he pleases , thats why he was cut. His attitude will end his career very quickly if he doesn't wise up.

I wouldn't call Cincinnati an undisciplined college...

I can't think of many more programs in the NCAA that emphasize defense and hard work more than Cincy.

GrangerRanger
07-11-2007, 01:26 AM
I think he means off the court.

Kstat
07-11-2007, 01:28 AM
I think he means off the court.

granted, but White's off-court problems aren't the issue here.

GrangerRanger
07-11-2007, 01:31 AM
granted, but White's off-court problems aren't the issue here.

In a way they are, he has a big head it seems. If he had Bobby Knight as a coach, he would be suspended for 5 games for having a big head.

Unclebuck
07-11-2007, 08:27 AM
I think it will be borne out that the Pacers cutting him was a good decision, the bad decision part was giving up what they did in the first place for him. But the best thing to do after a mistake is to cut your losses as quickly as you can and move on.

FlavaDave
07-11-2007, 08:49 AM
He was called a god leaper



Good lord, that kid can jump..............

;)

Kegboy
07-11-2007, 09:07 AM
I wouldn't call Cincinnati an undisciplined college...

I can't think of many more programs in the NCAA that emphasize defense and hard work more than Cincy.

I'd call them a thug college. The number of Kali assassins they had was quite high.

Seriously, Huggins scrapes the bottom of the barrel when it comes to character. Has any of his players actually gotten a degree?

JayRedd
07-11-2007, 10:23 AM
I've tried to say it in many other more polite ways over the past year on here, but flat-out, this guy sucks.

He's not a good basketball player. Never was, never will be.

The kid can fly, that's all.

naptownmenace
07-11-2007, 10:53 AM
Is this quote related to James White during Summer League play or what?

I still think White is a better player than Orien Greene and Rawle Marshall but those two had guaranteed contracts worth more money. For all the bashing he's getting on here, you'd think he played terribly for the Pacers during the summer games and preseason - but he didn't.

I still think he has enough talent to make it in the NBA and the Pacers may still live to regret cutting him.

naptownmenace
07-11-2007, 10:57 AM
Here's a different take on Flight's summer league play.
http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_22679.shtml


In talking to White about what the Spurs have him working on this summer in Las Vegas, he dictated a list that basically sounded like Bruce Bowen's regimen.

"Pretty much my defense, rebounding, just the little things that help me get on the court. It's the little things like what Bruce Bowen does."

Spurs basketball?

"Yeah, Spurs basketball, basically."

White is hoping to use his time in summer league to help him get into the rotation in San Antonio. He struggled in Monday's game, but has been the Spurs' best player so far.

Anthem
07-11-2007, 11:05 PM
Who got our pick this year? And who'd they get with it?

I forget. But it was somebody we could have used.

Kstat
07-11-2007, 11:08 PM
Who got our pick this year? And who'd they get with it?



#42 pick. Portland traded for it. They took Derrick Byars.

gph
07-12-2007, 09:47 AM
and here is Mark Stein from espn's take on Flight:

"My not-so-favorite development: James White's struggles

It's too early for full-fledged disappointments. The only true disappointment I've seen in Vegas so far was the unspeakable sight of a young man bringing a bag from McDonald's into an In-N-Out Burger on Tuesday afternoon, something I've never witnessed in 25 years as an In-N-Out zealot. He ate his McDonalds while his dining companion enjoyed the most sumptuous burger in the history of fast food. It was the epitome of sacrilege.

Anyway . . .

If anything else has troubled me -- apart from the fast-approaching reality that we won't be getting Oden vs. Durant on Sunday night -- it's Flight White's poor showing with San Antonio.

The champs still hope to inject their rotation with athleticism and White is getting a prime shot to impress them after basically spending a year as an apprentice, learning the team's culture. There is a great deal of curiosity in San Antonio, given White's dunking reputation, about what he can do in game situations and what he has learned.

The answer, sadly, appears to be not much."


http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=stein_marc&id=2932441&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1

LoneGranger33
07-12-2007, 09:53 AM
Even Dante and George (the Orlando announcers) had bad things to say about him last year - and they rarely say anything about anyone not named JJ.