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Shade
11-08-2004, 09:34 PM
http://www.nba.com/blog/blog28.html


I just received the news that the NBA General Managers voted me No. 1 in the NBA.com poll as the player who best moved without the ball. It's quite an honor and also a little crazy considering that Reggie Miller, a legend, didn't get the nod. Reggie is still the Godfather of that distinction, especially coming off screens. I will admit that I stole a few tricks from him. A lot of tricks, actually. He's constantly in motion. You really don't want to guard a guy like that.

Anthem
11-08-2004, 11:51 PM
Improved on some of them, as well. It would be pretty easy to like Rip if he didn't play for the Pistons.

But I highly doubt Rip actually writes that himself. At the very least, it's heavily edited before it makes it onto the Net.

Fool
11-09-2004, 07:43 AM
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Anthem
11-09-2004, 11:25 AM
Read it and tell me it sounds like Rip Hamilton.

Fool
11-09-2004, 12:20 PM
I don't know how he writes but no there aren't any "thats crazy"s in there which is his usual spoken slang. I wouldn't be surprised if its polished by someone or even if he dictates it and then its typed in a less conversational style.

However, I have no idea if the way RIP speaks is the way he would write. The site says they don't edit it but that might be limited to content only. However, I wouldn't put it past anyone who made it through 3 years of college to be able to string a couple of paragraphs together coherently. Its not a critique of relativity or anything.

King Mob
11-09-2004, 11:19 PM
That's not the first time's he's said that. Seemed like everytime Rip touched the ball in the ECF last season Al Michaels stopped making football analogies and mentioned Rip saying that.