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Post#81 » by GoNYK1288 » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:34 pm

Stephen Curry for me. Looks like he should have a softer, higher-pitched voice. I was pretty shocked when I heard him talk for the first time.

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Post#82 » by AggO » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:35 pm

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Post#83 » by GoNYK1288 » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:38 pm

Also the Evan Turner/Meatwad comparisons have caused me to piss my pants with laughter.
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Post#84 » by bledredwine » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:07 pm

Evan Turner is possessed by Kermit the Frog.


Omer is a good choice as well. And Iman Shumpert, just because he's such a smooth sounding guy.

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Post#85 » by R9ndo » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:24 pm

Semaj wrote:Brandon Bass. I expected him to sound like Shaq for some reason.

I was gonna say him too.
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Post#86 » by Dajadeed » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:28 pm

YiJiLi wrote:It's really not that hard to lose accents. My mom was born in the Caribbean and my dad in Ghana and there's no trace of an accent since I can remember.



It depends on many factors, but age is the pretty much the biggest one. The younger you learn a new language, the lesser the accent will be. That's why if you learn a language in your teens or younger, you will mostly have no accent. Meaning the foreign sounding accent, you'll just pick-up the accent of the local area you learned the language at.
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Post#87 » by Dajadeed » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:31 pm

Muggsy Bogues wrote:
Dajadeed wrote:Chris Mullin.

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This only applies if you didn't know Mully was a New Yorker beforehand.


Yeah, I remember the first time I heard him commentating. I went through like a quarter before they mentioned the names and it most definitely shocked the hell out of me to learn the Brooklyn accent dude was Chris Mullin. :lol:

I watched him growing up, but never really heard him in interviews or anything. He was always on the backburner back then, with MJ, Magic, Bird, Dream, etc. Probably the least recognizable of the original Dream Team members, excluding Laettner.
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Post#88 » by darth_federer » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:37 pm

Linas Kleiza. A European who moved to the US to play basketball in high school. Didnt know English back then so he picked up the accent of most of the guys he played with. Sounds like a black guy
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Post#89 » by ComboGuardCity » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:41 pm

Mullin sounds like he's trying to be Mark Jackson.

Also, this thread is pretty much full of Pacific Northwestern guys.

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Post#90 » by mj234eva » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:10 am

darth_federer wrote:Linas Kleiza. A European who moved to the US to play basketball in high school. Didnt know English back then so he picked up the accent of most of the guys he played with. Sounds like a black guy


How do "black" guys sound? This thread is full of black guys that sound differently, so it'll be interesting to hear what you mean.

And I listened to him, he sounds like he has an accent (foreign). So maybe you mean black guys who have an accent...
I not look tough,” Mirotic said when asked about the reputation for some European players. “I am no tough guy. But tough guy playing.”
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Post#91 » by BlueDawn » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:26 am

TYREKE EVANS!!!!
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Post#92 » by tmac101 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:34 am

GetMoney wrote: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

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Post#93 » by K1NG » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:39 am

Derrick Rose and Tim Duncan come to mind, but Evan Turner wins this hands down.
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Post#94 » by twomangame » Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:19 am

Crash with his baritone voice. It's awesome and kinda weird at the same time.
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Post#95 » by HINrichPolice » Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:39 am

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Post#96 » by Yab » Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:48 am

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Post#97 » by Connell » Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:42 am

7 pages and not one Richard Jefferson mention...

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Post#98 » by Dajadeed » Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:51 am

That's becuase knowing what we all allegedly know about Richard Jefferson.... he sounds exactly like we expect him to.
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Post#99 » by BlueDawn » Wed Jan 9, 2013 3:03 am

Wow, I miss Michelle Beadle on the Nets gig. :'(
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Post#100 » by TexansFanatic » Wed Jan 9, 2013 3:05 am

jstnw89 wrote:Never expected Rose to sound so articulate


Sounds more articulate than Wade.
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