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The Ben Gordon appreciation thread

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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#16 » by Sonny_D1 » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:26 pm

It's just too bad the White Sox don't play in the NBA.
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#17 » by JackFinn » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:26 pm

I appreciate his inviting smile and delightful biceps.
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#18 » by Scott May » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:28 pm

Just goes to show how little I understand people. Gordon was a consummate professional, a guy who lived in the weight room and on the practice court, a guy who hit tons and tons of big shots for a team that had hardly any offensive firepower for most of his tenure here, a guy who worked his tail off on the defensive end, and a lot of people are happy about his leaving. For absolutely nothing in return.

That's why we're living here in America, I guess. Good luck, Ben, except when you play Reinsdorf's Scrappers, I guess.
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#19 » by Chicag-Fro » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:29 pm

Top 10 in Bulls all-time Points, FGM, 3p%. Number 1 in 3PM. Only missed 12 games in his whole career. Came into a organization that won 23 games the previous year, and hadn't made the playoffs since 98, and led them to 47,41, and 49 win seasons. Leading scorer for the past 4 years.

Deadly shooter, scoring machine, and a professional throughout his time here.

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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#20 » by C3 » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:30 pm

It looks like were going to have to play team ball again guys.

Gone are the days, Gordon gets the ball, Gordon shoots. Now Rose gets to decide who shoots. He is now the undisputed leader of this team.

Rose now has some more weight placed upon him, lets hope he handles it. I believe that he will.
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#21 » by bullybullz » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:33 pm

Ahhhh Ben Gordon. What can I say about you?? You were my favorite Bull the first 3 years you were with the team. You made big shots in the clutch, the team was winning, a new foundation was developing with the Baby Bulls!!

Oh my how things have changed the last 2 years from you. You weren't the same player I used to be rooting for. You mentioned in an article on how you went to NBA.com to regularly check your stats. This was foreshadowing now wasn't it? About how it wasn't all about the team and wins but in fact about the money. Maybe you were hiding your true intentions your first 3 years or maybe money changed you. In a bad way.

It was shocking the way you played. Taking contract/chuck shots. I first thought this was just going to be a one-game thing but when it happened routinely, I just couldn't root for you anymore and wanted you gone. You weren't playing for the team, you were playing for your next contract. Thus I had to name you BUM Gordon. You were my favorite player!!!

I wish these last 2 seasons, you played like your first 3 seasons but I guess it just wasn't meant to be huh? Everything happens for a reason.

Well at least now I won't ever have to worry about your sorry ass being a member of the Chicago Bulls ever again!!. Go break a leg in Detroit you money-greedy bastard!!
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#22 » by Wingy » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:33 pm

Will always be a fan...to Detroit is an extra swift kick to the balls. We got stupid Ben Garbage Wallace from them when he was done. They get BG on the cusp of entering his prime.

**** you Reinsdorf and Co.

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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#23 » by Linguistik » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:33 pm

C3 wrote:It looks like were going to have to play team ball again guys.

Gone are the days, Gordon gets the ball, Gordon shoots. Now Rose gets to decide who shoots. He is now the undisputed leader of this team.

Rose now has some more weight placed upon him, lets hope he handles it. I believe that he will.


Yep, this is what I want to see. No more Ben Gordon one-on-one heart-attack-inducing jumpshots with 3 guys covering him.
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Post#24 » by pdenninggolden » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:34 pm

sdeezy wrote:One of my saddest days as a Bulls fan. I'm pretty down right now..he was so much fun to watch when he was on his game..the clutch shots, the silent assassin mentality, the professionalism will all be missed.

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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#25 » by Sonny_D1 » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:35 pm

Linguistik wrote:
C3 wrote:It looks like were going to have to play team ball again guys.

Gone are the days, Gordon gets the ball, Gordon shoots. Now Rose gets to decide who shoots. He is now the undisputed leader of this team.

Rose now has some more weight placed upon him, lets hope he handles it. I believe that he will.


Yep, this is what I want to see. No more Ben Gordon one-on-one heart-attack-inducing jumpshots with 3 guys covering him.


Yup. Can't wait to watch TT take those 18 foot jumpers he's been working so hard to perfect.
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#26 » by I Hate Names » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:35 pm

bullybullz wrote:Ahhhh Ben Gordon. What can I say about you?? You were my favorite Bull the first 3 years you were with the team. You made big shots in the clutch, the team was winning, a new foundation was developing with the Baby Bulls!!

Oh my how things have changed the last 2 years from you. You weren't the same player I used to be rooting for. You mentioned in an article on how you went to NBA.com to regularly check your stats. This was foreshadowing now wasn't it? About how it wasn't all about the team and wins but in fact about the money. Maybe you were hiding your true intentions your first 3 years or maybe money changed you. In a bad way.

It was shocking the way you played. Taking contract/chuck shots. I first thought this was just going to be a one-game thing but when it happened routinely, I just couldn't root for you anymore and wanted you gone. You weren't playing for the team, you were playing for your next contract. Thus I had to name you BUM Gordon. You were my favorite player!!!

I wish these last 2 seasons, you played like your first 3 seasons but I guess it just wasn't meant to be huh? Everything happens for a reason.

Well at least now I won't ever have to worry about your sorry ass being a member of the Chicago Bulls ever again!!. Go break a leg in Detroit you money-greedy bastard!!


You're an idiot. You're criticizing someone for playing with a team that will offer him more money. If I was Ben Gordon I'd sign with Detroit too. Its the Bulls Front Office/Reinsdorf who should be blamed.
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#27 » by anorexorcism » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:35 pm

Believe me wingy I could be done now until reinsdorf croaks. I am really depressed.
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#28 » by I Hate Names » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:36 pm

Linguistik wrote:
C3 wrote:It looks like were going to have to play team ball again guys.

Gone are the days, Gordon gets the ball, Gordon shoots. Now Rose gets to decide who shoots. He is now the undisputed leader of this team.

Rose now has some more weight placed upon him, lets hope he handles it. I believe that he will.


Yep, this is what I want to see. No more Ben Gordon one-on-one heart-attack-inducing jumpshots with 3 guys covering him.


Maybe he only did that because our other option would have been Tyrus Thomas clanking a shot just below the 3-point line?
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#29 » by The 6ft Hurdle » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:37 pm

Linguistik wrote:
C3 wrote:It looks like were going to have to play team ball again guys.

Gone are the days, Gordon gets the ball, Gordon shoots. Now Rose gets to decide who shoots. He is now the undisputed leader of this team.

Rose now has some more weight placed upon him, lets hope he handles it. I believe that he will.


Yep, this is what I want to see. No more Ben Gordon one-on-one heart-attack-inducing jumpshots with 3 guys covering him.

I remember that's how we started on Halloween against Boston. We were off to a new era, Gordon on the bench, we were ready to prove how useless he was. Then, the game started.
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Re: The Ben Gordon appreciation thread 

Post#30 » by BrooklynBulls » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:38 pm

Good luck, Ben. Some of us will miss you much.
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Post#31 » by C3 » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:39 pm

I still feel Gordon is a top 15 talent as a player, in the Bulls organization. Just a bad fit with our current personel.

I wish you all the luck in the World Gordon. You always handled yourself with pride, and was a benefit to this organization. Your professionalism will be missed.

If you read this, good luck. I'm sorry I was so hard on you.
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Post#32 » by homersimpson » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:40 pm

Although he's a midget, although his Defense is average at best, although he cant dribble, although he cant play point guard....

But Ben, Bulls gonna regret this.....that they just let you walk away..

Next season in this forum, we gonna see a lot of "I miss Ben Gordon!!!" thread
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Post#33 » by Coldchi » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:41 pm

thanks for the memories even if your lack of def created the need for big shots
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Post#34 » by anorexorcism » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:42 pm

One thing I loved about bg was how back in his rookie yr when he was less well known he'd make his AIM available on his myspace page and he'd actually chat once in a blue moon with the fans. Also can't
forget the 7 questions thing he did with Jill. I'm happy he answered my question :)
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Post#35 » by cark » Wed Jul 1, 2009 11:43 pm

I'll miss Ben. Not only was he fun to watch on offense, but it's a canard that he didn't play defense. He actually did a pretty decent job the past couple years.

He worked hard. He seemed pretty candid and smart in interviews. And I'll always wonder how, when he smiled, you could see all but his two front teeth. Weird skill, that.

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