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Durant Durant Rant

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I would pay to see this guy practice. The shame - that he is going to the NBA. Make me long for the good ole days when players like Durant would be in college for 4 years.

    The single reason why both the NBA and College Basketball are not near as good as they once were.
     
  2. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    So LeBron James, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant and others would be better players with four years of practice?

    My theory is that college isn't for everyone. Some people don't want a four-year degree, they might just want a blue-collar job, and that's fine. Same applies to athletes, except their jobs simply pay more.
     
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Exactly.
     
  4. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    LeBron might have worked on his mid-range jumper more but honestly he is still great and nothing would have changed that. I am sure that even with all his troubles even Shaun Livingston does not regret going to the NBA and skipping out on Duke.
     
  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

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    Whoops...wrong thread.
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Ah, yes, the days of Magic and Bird fighting year in and year out for the NCAA title.

    Oh, wait, you must mean Moses Malone tearing it up in college year after year. No? Probably Dr. J's senior season at UMass you remember. Not that one either? Probably Wilt Chamberlain, then -- of course he couldn't play as a freshman back then. Oh, he left before his senior year, too!!

    I'm wondering when these glory days you refer to actually took place.
     
  7. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    You bastard.
     
  8. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Point of note: Bird didn't leave early.

    Also, my problem isn't necessarily with the Garnetts (and I believe he was 19 and could have used at least one year of college ball), but with the Taj McDavids of the world who go pro then disappear from the face of the earth. Who is looking out for their best interests?
     
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    You guys don't get it. It's not about making individual players better. Its about making the game better.

    Both the college game and NBA was better when players played 4 years of college ball and then went to the NBA. In the early 80's we got to watch players like Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin for 4 years in college. We got to watch Kareem for 3 ( he was at UCLA for 4 but at that time freshman could not play)

    This is less finding fault and more an observation but my guess is that you are not old enough to have a reference point.
     
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The NBA is not better if the best players are in college.
     
  11. AgatePage

    AgatePage Active Member

    What part of the Upstate were you in during the mid-to-late 90s??? I haven't heard that name in years.
     
  12. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    What did the Pink Panther say after stepping on an ant?


    Dead ant, dead ant ... deadant, deadant, deadant.
     
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