yardbarker

Players who don't sound how you expected them to.

Moderators: Morten Jensen, Blame Rasho, magnumt, UGA Hayes, Basti, Yuri Vaultin, KingCuban, NO-KG-AI, Flash3, tsherkin

Post#1 Players who don't sound how you expected them
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:08 am by Flash Falcon X

The NBA has a lot of players, and as fans not all of us get to hear how all of them sound. We don't all watch interview videos of each player. Sometimes we kind of make assumptions of how these players sound like when they talk. For example, you'd expect a big center to have a deep voice or something.

Are there any players in the NBA who sound different than how you expected them too?

For me, one of those players was Kwame Brown.

Richard Jefferson was surprising as well. He was a flashy player in his prime so I kind of expected him to be somewhat of a smooth talker for some reason. He kind of has a geeky voice, but it's cool how he's that down to earth type of guy.

For a lot of NBA fans, I'm sure a lot of them were surprised by Monta Ellis. Dude has a thick accent.
Image
#DubNation
Flash Falcon X

Lead Assistant
User avatar
Posts: 4,990
And1: 784
Joined: Oct 19, 2010
Top

Post#2 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:11 am by GrandTheftRondo

Rondo, purely because of his high pitched voice.
GrandTheftRondo
Analyst
User avatar
Posts: 3,078
And1: 56
Joined: Dec 1, 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Top

Post#3 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:13 am by sunskerr

Andre Miller for sure
Image
design by triplemke23
sunskerr
Suspended
User avatar
Posts: 3,881
And1: 211
Joined: Feb 19, 2010
Top

Post#4 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:20 am by msg4k90

i'd say grant hill.
msg4k90
Junior
Posts: 427
And1: 11
Joined: Mar 6, 2012
Top

Post#5 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:22 am by Andre3822

For some reason, Tim Duncan lol.
Andre3822

Rookie
Posts: 1,049
And1: 193
Joined: Dec 14, 2010
Top

Post#6 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:26 am by koko88

shane battier
koko88
Rookie
User avatar
Posts: 1,143
And1: 295
Joined: Jan 23, 2012
Top

Post#7 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:29 am by JBautista

Evan Turner for sure
JBautista
Sophomore
Posts: 101
And1: 17
Joined: Apr 25, 2012
Top

Post#8 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:33 am by CreaM

Insert black player who you thought was dumb/gangsta but isn't. :roll:
CreaM
Banned User
Posts: 6,062
And1: 1,152
Joined: Mar 13, 2007
Top

Post#9 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:40 am by Felixano

CreaM wrote:Insert black player who you thought was dumb/gangsta but isn't. :roll:


Insert racist. It's ridiculous how these blatantly racist comments are just skipped over by moderators. Honestly.
Felixano
Banned User
Posts: 630
And1: 73
Joined: Jul 2, 2012
Top

Post#10 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:42 am by LEHGOCELTICS



/End Thread
LEHGOCELTICS
Junior
Posts: 332
And1: 10
Joined: Aug 4, 2012
Location: insideyourhead
Top

Post#11 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:44 am by Flash Falcon X

CreaM wrote:Insert black player who you thought was dumb/gangsta but isn't. :roll:


I didn't mean to sound racist when I said I thought Kwame would be a little dumb. I even expected someone would call me out for that, but I still said what I said anyways because It's not about color to me, I just had my assumption of him because of his reputation as a really bad player especially as a #1 overall pick. Most of the time, the players with the good BBIQ are the ones who play good (i.e. Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Chauncey Billups, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, CP3, etc).

I guess it's just really consistent how people always claim someone is racist just because he thinks a player with low BBIQ may not be so articulate in real life.

I was browsing a Warriors forum in the offseason before the 2011-2012 season and when they signed Kwame Brown, a Warriors fan said the same thing as me when he saw them interview Kwame. He was surprised at how smart Kwame was, but a couple Warriors fans called him racist. I still remember that when making this thread, but I didn't think people would actually still think something like that is racist, I just think that if someone was smart like Kwame in real life and had the physical tools to be a great athlete, he would be a great NBA player, too. It worked for players like Duncan, Kobe, Durant etc.
Image
#DubNation
Flash Falcon X

Lead Assistant
User avatar
Posts: 4,990
And1: 784
Joined: Oct 19, 2010
Top

Post#12 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:44 am by GetMoney

i dont think that's a racist statement. i thought he was pointing out how unconsciously racist this thread is

and he has a point. anytime a black player doesnt sound like an idiot they say "WOW, he's so articulate!!"

pure racism
ImageImage. . . AND STILL
The Infamous1 wrote:It's only so long Weak teams can pretend
GetMoney
Starter
User avatar
Posts: 2,454
And1: 208
Joined: Dec 14, 2006
Top

Post#13 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:46 am by detroitKG

JBautista wrote:Evan Turner for sure


/thread first time I saw turner then heard his voice I feel out if my chair laughing lol was not what I was expecting.
#Trade Smennings!

Image
-Credit to r0cd0gg
detroitKG



Veteran
User avatar
Posts: 2,585
And1: 201
Joined: Feb 23, 2011
Location: The New Players Lounge
Top

Post#14 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:47 am by MaliBrah

asik sounds like the terminator LOL

and brandon bass
Image
SNAFU™
MaliBrah



RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 12,812
And1: 1,111
Joined: Feb 2, 2011
Location: The 6
Top

Post#15 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:49 am by CreaM

Felixano wrote:
CreaM wrote:Insert black player who you thought was dumb/gangsta but isn't. :roll:


Insert racist. It's ridiculous how these blatantly racist comments are just skipped over by moderators. Honestly.

I'm black myself. If you dont understand why I said what I said then thats your problem. I think this is a stupid thread because a lot of people are just going to associate wrong stereotypes with reality. This is not the first time a thread like this has been made on realGM, so the remark I made was based on historical evidence.

You'll get stuff like "I didn't think Luol Deng could speak like that" or "Chris Bosh is more articulate than I initially thought". I've read stuff like that on this site as well as other social networking sites so its really nothing new.
CreaM
Banned User
Posts: 6,062
And1: 1,152
Joined: Mar 13, 2007
Top

Post#16 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:55 am by IMHO

Michael Kidd Gilchrist

/thread
IMHO
Junior
Posts: 391
And1: 18
Joined: Sep 4, 2012
Top

Post#17 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:57 am by Side beard

JR, Thought his voice will be little bit more highpitched than it is.
Side beard



Junior
User avatar
Posts: 344
And1: 52
Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Top

Post#18 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:57 am by Flash Falcon X

CreaM wrote:
Felixano wrote:
CreaM wrote:Insert black player who you thought was dumb/gangsta but isn't. :roll:


Insert racist. It's ridiculous how these blatantly racist comments are just skipped over by moderators. Honestly.

I'm black myself. If you dont understand why I said what I said then thats your problem. I think this is a stupid thread because a lot of people are just going to associate wrong stereotypes with reality. This is not the first time a thread like this has been made on realGM, so the remark I made was based on historical evidence.

You'll get stuff like "I didn't think Luol Deng could speak like that" or "Chris Bosh is more articulate than I initially thought". I've read stuff like that on this site as well as other social networking sites so its really nothing new.


I understand what you mean, my bad if you feel that way. I edited my previous post to mention a time where a Warriors fan got called racist for making similar comments to mine about Kwame Brown when Golden State first signed him, I just didn't think people easily think that's racist which is why I posted my opinion on Kwame anyway. It's just that when you have a smart player like Kwame, you would think he would use that to make him a better player. That's what other smart players like Kobe, Duncan, Durant, etc. do in order to be good, which is why I was suprised when such a bad player like Kwame was so smart. He has a the physical tools to be good.

Mods, feel free to lock this thread if you want.
Image
#DubNation
Flash Falcon X

Lead Assistant
User avatar
Posts: 4,990
And1: 784
Joined: Oct 19, 2010
Top

Post#19 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:18 am by nickforthreee

Terrence ross. Hes actually seems like a really nice humble guy which i wasnt expecting
nickforthreee
Rookie
Posts: 1,106
And1: 74
Joined: May 6, 2012
Top

Post#20 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected
Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:22 am by NjNeTs1029

Richard Jefferson
NjNeTs1029


Starter
User avatar
Posts: 2,308
And1: 53
Joined: Jan 27, 2007
Top

Next

Return to The General Board


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ayt, ballbrah, BBall Loyalty, bibby1023, bonbons, bruh, cb4_89, DatWerkk, Dino-Might, dreamcloud, fallacy, fart, ferk, followthrough, Forbes, Googjob, J the Drafter, Jon Connor, Judrix, KB24TBOTB, kdthunderup, Kenyon009, Lazymanic, Makaveli DaDon, mattg, MistyMountain20, Moose10Fan, Neon Keon, NinjaSheppard, nuposse04, Okada, PrivateZer0, SargentBargs101, SchruteFarms670, ShotsFired, SichtingLives, Skavish, SmoothKing32, snomeister, snoopdogg88, SportsFan9, StatLine, Torres, USA, Vindicater, WOX_69, Xerxes_Tetra, Xsy, Zappa012