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« on: January 20, 2017, 06:25:06 AM »

Offline KG Living Legend

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 Interesting article. He likes the 5'2" chubby guy the best that only can shoot a corner three. 35 and 0 his senior year in HS. Never won a game by less than 10 points.

 Only lost once in college. How funny us it that he wants to win with scrubs for an extra challenge.

 I got a challenge for you Ball. Beat LeBron then Curry and Durant with the Celtics.

 https://www.google.com/amp/www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/19/lonzo-ball-tj-leaf-bryce-alford-ucla-bruins-pac-12%3famp=1

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Great article, TP for the link.  I watched the first half of the UCLA game last night and it was amazing.  35 points in the first 10 minutes, just an all out blitzkrieg.  I don't know if Ball is the best prospect or player, but he sure is the most fun to watch.

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 Interesting article. He likes the 5'2" chubby guy the best that only can shoot a corner three. 35 and 0 his senior year in HS. Never won a game by less than 10 points.

 Only lost once in college. How funny us it that he wants to win with scrubs for an extra challenge.

 I got a challenge for you Ball. Beat LeBron then Curry and Durant with the Celtics.

 https://www.google.com/amp/www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/19/lonzo-ball-tj-leaf-bryce-alford-ucla-bruins-pac-12%3famp=1

Ooh, ooh!  Pick me!  Pick me!... ;D ;D ;D

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 Interesting article. He likes the 5'2" chubby guy the best that only can shoot a corner three. 35 and 0 his senior year in HS. Never won a game by less than 10 points.

 Only lost once in college. How funny us it that he wants to win with scrubs for an extra challenge.

 I got a challenge for you Ball. Beat LeBron then Curry and Durant with the Celtics.

 https://www.google.com/amp/www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/19/lonzo-ball-tj-leaf-bryce-alford-ucla-bruins-pac-12%3famp=1

hmm... that's good PR. Me thinks this was a message to the teams selecting at the lottery, basically saying I can make your guys not suck. Though it's kind of ironic considering his team is no slouch this year.

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His high school team had his brothers, who many believe will be better than Lonzo. 
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 Interesting article. He likes the 5'2" chubby guy the best that only can shoot a corner three. 35 and 0 his senior year in HS. Never won a game by less than 10 points.

 Only lost once in college. How funny us it that he wants to win with scrubs for an extra challenge.

 I got a challenge for you Ball. Beat LeBron then Curry and Durant with the Celtics.

 https://www.google.com/amp/www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/19/lonzo-ball-tj-leaf-bryce-alford-ucla-bruins-pac-12%3famp=1

hmm... that's good PR. Me thinks this was a message to the teams selecting at the lottery, basically saying I can make your guys not suck. Though it's kind of ironic considering his team is no slouch this year.

That's pretty cynical, thinking the kid is acting that way in pickup games to influence NBA teams.  Let's remember these are 19 year old kids, and Ball at least seems to love playing basketball.  Let's hope he ends up with a team that let's him use his talents and not some control freak coach.

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His high school team had his brothers, who many believe will be better than Lonzo.

The middle brother won't be as good as Lonzo. It's too early to tell on the youngest one.

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His high school team had his brothers, who many believe will be better than Lonzo.

The middle brother won't be as good as Lonzo. It's too early to tell on the youngest one.



 IMO it's not even close. Lonzo is the basketball prodigy from heaven. Like Rob Gronkowski is.

 Lonzo is also the tallest.

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His high school team had his brothers, who many believe will be better than Lonzo.

The middle brother won't be as good as Lonzo. It's too early to tell on the youngest one.



 IMO it's not even close. Lonzo is the basketball prodigy from heaven. Like Rob Gronkowski is.

 Lonzo is also the tallest.

And you are the poster from heaven.
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 Interesting article. He likes the 5'2" chubby guy the best that only can shoot a corner three. 35 and 0 his senior year in HS. Never won a game by less than 10 points.

 Only lost once in college. How funny us it that he wants to win with scrubs for an extra challenge.

 I got a challenge for you Ball. Beat LeBron then Curry and Durant with the Celtics.

 https://www.google.com/amp/www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/19/lonzo-ball-tj-leaf-bryce-alford-ucla-bruins-pac-12%3famp=1

hmm... that's good PR. Me thinks this was a message to the teams selecting at the lottery, basically saying I can make your guys not suck. Though it's kind of ironic considering his team is no slouch this year.

That's pretty cynical, thinking the kid is acting that way in pickup games to influence NBA teams.  Let's remember these are 19 year old kids, and Ball at least seems to love playing basketball.  Let's hope he ends up with a team that let's him use his talents and not some control freak coach.

Cough, cough, Rick Carlisle... Cough, cough...

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 Interesting article. He likes the 5'2" chubby guy the best that only can shoot a corner three. 35 and 0 his senior year in HS. Never won a game by less than 10 points.

 Only lost once in college. How funny us it that he wants to win with scrubs for an extra challenge.

 I got a challenge for you Ball. Beat LeBron then Curry and Durant with the Celtics.

 https://www.google.com/amp/www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/19/lonzo-ball-tj-leaf-bryce-alford-ucla-bruins-pac-12%3famp=1

hmm... that's good PR. Me thinks this was a message to the teams selecting at the lottery, basically saying I can make your guys not suck. Though it's kind of ironic considering his team is no slouch this year.

Not sure whether it's intended but this could also be used as a jab at Fultz, who has seemingly been unable to make the guys around him not suck.

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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2017, 12:42:19 AM »

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 Interesting article. He likes the 5'2" chubby guy the best that only can shoot a corner three. 35 and 0 his senior year in HS. Never won a game by less than 10 points.

 Only lost once in college. How funny us it that he wants to win with scrubs for an extra challenge.

 I got a challenge for you Ball. Beat LeBron then Curry and Durant with the Celtics.

 https://www.google.com/amp/www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/01/19/lonzo-ball-tj-leaf-bryce-alford-ucla-bruins-pac-12%3famp=1

hmm... that's good PR. Me thinks this was a message to the teams selecting at the lottery, basically saying I can make your guys not suck. Though it's kind of ironic considering his team is no slouch this year.

Not sure whether it's intended but this could also be used as a jab at Fultz, who has seemingly been unable to make the guys around him not suck.
If you swap Fultz and Ball, UCLA would still be great and Washington would still suck. 

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This is not very pleasing to my ears. It's like he dismiss the importance of a good teammate. By the sound of it, he's more of a "me" player than a "we" player. Its more of an arrogance than confidence.

Very different than "I want to lock down Lebron James" or "I want to help this team to get better" approach. If he's doing it for PR, then its a bad promotional stunt.

He may have a flashy stats, especially on assist. But will he sacrifice his game for the better of the team?

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This is not very pleasing to my ears. It's like he dismiss the importance of a good teammate. By the sound of it, he's more of a "me" player than a "we" player. Its more of an arrogance than confidence.

Very different than "I want to lock down Lebron James" or "I want to help this team to get better" approach. If he's doing it for PR, then its a bad promotional stunt.

He may have a flashy stats, especially on assist. But will he sacrifice his game for the better of the team?

Funny the way we see things, I get the exact opposite impression.

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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2017, 10:16:56 AM »

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His high school team had his brothers, who many believe will be better than Lonzo.

The middle brother won't be as good as Lonzo. It's too early to tell on the youngest one.
Maybe not, but that Chino HIlls high school team also had their cousin (also a Ball), and a lot of other talent including a 6'7" freshman named Onyeka Okongwu who could also be a pro someday (he is now a 6'9" sophomore that already has offers from UCLA and USC) and a couple of other kids playing this year at lower level colleges.  I was merely commenting that while Lonzo may like playing with scrubs in pick up games, his high school was absolutely loaded with talent and not just his brothers and cousin.
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