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RIP Dan Roundfield

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/former-hawks-star-roundfield-drowns-175621375--nba.html

    A pretty tough player in his day.
     
  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Very saddened by this one. RIP
    http://blogs.ajc.com/hawks/2012/08/07/atlanta-hawks-report-former-hawks-all-star-dan-roundfield-drowns-in-aruba/?cxntfid=blogs_hawks
     
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Good player. RIP.
     
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Dang, I remember him. Well, guess it's not wise to go swimming in the ocean whenthe current is rough.
     
  5. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Damn, loved his toughness. Could really board.
     
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    This weekend, there was a prominent pediatric surgeon in Chicago who drowned because he got caught in a rip current after saving the lives of two boys who got knocked out of their kayaks in Lake Michigan. He was one of three who drowned in southwest Michigan over the weekend.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/14285293-418/pediatric-surgeon-who-drowned-to-be-buried-wearing-his-surgical-scrubs.html

    Two things to remember about rip currents and drowning:

    1. If you're caught in a rip current, swim parallel to shore until you're out of the current, then swim at an angle toward shore. That's your best hope of survival.

    2. People who drown don't thrash around like in the movies. They go very quietly. They don't have the energy to thrash.
     
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    We were on the SF coastline this weekend at the foot of the GG bridge and my wife was reminding the boys that if for some reason they were swept out, do exactly that, go parallel until calmer then try to get back to shore. Don't fight and thrash and waste your energy.
     
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    RIP

    I watched him a lot of TBS when the Knicks were not on WOR.
     
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Roundfield and Paul Silas were two guys who made rebounding an art. Absolutely masters at boxing out getting position, good hands in the air. They had fundamentals you don't see much any more.
     
  10. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I'm with Drip on this news because I was big fan of Hubie's Hawks. Hill, Hawes, Fast Eddie, Tree, JD, McMillen, the immortal Sam Pellom.

    Roundfield's spin move in the mid-to-low post is one of things I remember about him the most as well as, as Hondo noted, his work on the glass.

    RIP.
     
  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    His spin move was like Akeem's dream shake.
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

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