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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    Bill Benner wrote this article?????? I thought he was at IBJ now, where is Bruno.

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/new_players_080716.html

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    Bill Benner wrote this article?????? I thought he was at IBJ now, where is Bruno.

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/new_players_080716.html
    Yeah I noticed that also. Have no idea why he wrote it

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    http://deadspin.com/sports/college-b...uke-248399.php

    last 10 seconds of the video is all you need. josh wasn't just hated in high school by his own teammates and fans, duke fans hated him as well.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    Where was Rasho? I'm excited about Jack, I think he'll be good here.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    Rasho is playing in the Tournament overseas right now.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    I don't know McRoberts from McDonalds but I know one damn thing, I hate him wearing that number. As much as I hate Rush for wearing # 25.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    The link now also has video of today and yesterday's press conference.
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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    Well......JO'B is "talking the talk" when it comes to defense........I really hope that "we walk the walk" this season on the defensive end.

    BTW...I'm not knocking him about his comments....I certainly applaud him for recognizing that the defense was "horrible".....but when it comes to defense...I have to see it happen in an up-tempo offense.
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    just 3 years ago, josh was at carmel high school. is it really that far-fetched that many of the members on this board have met or know josh?
    Okay, how many atomic wedgies did he give you in freshman gym?

    I don't really understand all the McBob hate. I haven't heard an account of him rescuing wounded baby ducks from a tornado and I don't expect to, but I think some of this has to be based on jealousy. Hell, if I knew a guy who was in the NBA and dated LC from the Hills, I'd be jealous, too.

    I actually am a friend of a friend of his and based on the few times I have met him he seemed like a decent guy.
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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    It sounds like JO'B is going to use JJ at a combo-guard....both at the backup PG and SG spots.
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    It sounds like JO'B is going to use JJ at a combo-guard....both at the backup PG and SG spots.
    I would expect him to. I saw a lot of Blake/Jack on the court at the same time for the Blazers last year.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    Just to add more fuel to the fire....I read this from DraftExpress regarding McRoberts early stint this year in the D-League.

    I have not really seen him play...so I have no clue what he's really like...but I'm not entirely impressed so far after reading this assessment.

    http://www.draftexpress.com/article/...ase,-Day-Four/

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    The ship continues to sink for the former top ranked player in the 2005 high school class, as after laying an egg in his first game here, he proceeded to have an even worse outing tonight, shooting 2-10 from the field. Josh McRoberts clearly doesn’t want to be here—that much is obvious from his body language, seemingly floating up and down the floor aimlessly “with his thumb up his [rear end]” as one longtime NBA scout put it. He’s coming off the bench behind two undrafted players in Lance Allred and Cory Violette who look destined for Europe—and quite frankly has not made any type of case for himself to be receiving minutes over them.

    Offensively, McRoberts does not seem to have a consistent way of creating points for himself. He looked incredibly soft in the post, fading away from contact, being unable or unwilling to use his body to create space, showing very little in the ways of actual post moves, and settling for bad shots. On the perimeter, McRoberts is making things way too difficult on himself, pulling up off the dribble on more than one occasion for mid-range jumpers (air-balling one of his attempts), and even trying to shoot an NBA 3-pointer.

    Defensively, McRoberts could not stay in front of any of the D-League players he tried to guard tonight, and did not really put much effort at all into this part of his game--being outhustled for rebounds as well. Opposing players have been going right at him in both games we saw here, and McRoberts really hasn’t responded to the challenge in the least bit.

    The sooner McRoberts realizes how far he is right now from being an NBA player, the better off he’ll be. From what we can tell, the Development League is exactly the place he needs to be at the moment. His lofty recruiting rankings from high school will only take him so far at this point, as he looks pretty close to turning into a cautionary tale if he’s not careful.
    Admittedly...this is a snapshot from one single day. I don't mind giving him a shot....but I'm guessing that he will be one of the players cut before too long.
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    Okay, how many atomic wedgies did he give you in freshman gym?

    I don't really understand all the McBob hate. I haven't heard an account of him rescuing wounded baby ducks from a tornado and I don't expect to, but I think some of this has to be based on jealousy. Hell, if I knew a guy who was in the NBA and dated LC from the Hills, I'd be jealous, too.

    I actually am a friend of a friend of his and based on the few times I have met him he seemed like a decent guy.
    I went to CHS and the dude was very cocky back then. Maybe he's changed since, but I'd doubt it... he threw a fit after being taken in the 2nd round last year.

    With that said, if he's competitive and plays to the potential that he had, I wouldn't be opposed to him cracking a spot in the rotation. I never wish failure on anyone on my team, regardless of the feelings I may have towards them.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    I love how its considered totally far fetched that some of us who were in high school in the same area as McRoberts might know him and might have found him to be a cocky, arrogant, a-hole. Yet all the time on this board we see the term thug getting thrown around on guys that most people have probably never even met. I find that very, very interesting.

    As far as all 17-18 year olds being a-holes or immature, I guess you would be entitled to your opinion, but I can say that most people I knew I would not classify as either of those things most people had reached a certain level of maturity by high school, IMO.

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    I love how its considered totally far fetched that some of us who were in high school in the same area as McRoberts might know him and might have found him to be a cocky, arrogant, a-hole. Yet all the time on this board we see the term thug getting thrown around on guys that most people have probably never even met. I find that very, very interesting.
    I've never used the word "thug" to denote my personal opinion of a Pacer.

    But why does everyone hate McRoberts for being cocky and arrogant? Because he was playing basketball and getting chicks at school while other people were at home playing Madden and eating nachos? I really don't get it why anyone particulary cares if he is a jerk (I don't think he is). What has he personally done to people to make them so mad?

    As long as a player plays well, stays out of trouble, and at least does a really good job pretending to care about the community and making a difference through some sort of action, that's fine for me. They don't have to have the personalities of guys I would go have a beer with. They don't even have to be approachable when they're not out in the community representing the team. I have no desire to have pro athlete friends.

    If you want pro athletes to have personalities like your friends that's your own opinion and I respect that. It's just not impotant to me.
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    I've never used the word "thug" to denote my personal opinion of a Pacer.

    But why does everyone hate McRoberts for being cocky and arrogant? Because he was playing basketball and getting chicks at school while other people were at home playing Madden and eating nachos? I really don't get it why anyone particulary cares if he is a jerk (I don't think he is). What has he personally done to people to make them so mad?

    As long as a player plays well, stays out of trouble, and at least does a really good job pretending to care about the community and making a difference through some sort of action, that's fine for me. They don't have to have the personalities of guys I would go have a beer with. They don't even have to be approachable when they're not out in the community representing the team. I have no desire to have pro athlete friends.

    If you want pro athletes to have personalities like your friends that's your own opinion and I respect that. It's just not impotant to me.

    Duke fan here, some fans thought he was a bit overrated and didn't live up to the hype but nothing about him personally or anything. He didn't seem like a jerk to his teammates or anything at Duke. His problem was he was supposed to be the go-to-guy but was without any real help.

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    Mike Davis vs Mike Krzyzewski

    Not really a tough call, unfortunately.....
    My exact thoughts!

    I think he has a chance being 6'11. During his senior year in H.S. I thought he was easily the best big guy in the country. Not sure what happened but I think he plays this year.

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    It sounds like JO'B is going to use JJ at a combo-guard....both at the backup PG and SG spots.
    Yeah, it seems as if T.J. Ford has already earned the starting job.

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    just 3 years ago, josh was at carmel high school. is it really that far-fetched that many of the members on this board have met or know josh?
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    http://deadspin.com/sports/college-b...uke-248399.php

    last 10 seconds of the video is all you need. josh wasn't just hated in high school by his own teammates and fans, duke fans hated him as well.
    As an actual ex-teammate of Josh's in high school, I can tell you that everything you wrote is not only fundamentally absurd, but it is completely baseless.

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    just 3 years ago, josh was at carmel high school. is it really that far-fetched that many of the members on this board have met or know josh?
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    As an actual ex-teammate of Josh's in high school, I can tell you that everything you wrote is not only fundamentally absurd, but it is completely baseless.
    Maybe completely wasn't the word you were looking for.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    LG, I thought the same thing. Made me chuckle.

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    Maybe completely wasn't the word you were looking for.
    I'd like to know what he's basing it on then.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    McRoberts is unlikely to be around long IMO...so don't get all worked up. In the meantime, be a little more careful. Some of these statements are bordering on defamation.

    Libel: A false publication, as in a writing, that damages a person's reputation.

    Edit: BTW, the assertion that his ex teammates hated him is the problem...because it's not a statement of opinion...but an assertion of a fact.
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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, press conference post #23

    Well, I'm basing it on the fact that besides him being unfriendly to just about everyone he met, everytime I saw him in the same gym with his teammates, he'd be warming up on the other hoop by himself for a good portion of the time before the clock started the official countdown to tipoff.

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    I'd like to know what he's basing it on then.
    LoneGranger's just a giant smart-***, WetBob. You and your fantastic name should not take him seriously.
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