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

Moderators: Morten Jensen, Blame Rasho, Mark K, NO-KG-AI, magnumt, Doctor MJ, tsherkin, Flash3, UGA Hayes, Yuri Vaultin

User avatar
rockmanslim
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,188
And1: 1,017
Joined: Jul 15, 2008
Location: off looking for a "high oiled machine"
 

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

Post#61 » by rockmanslim » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:50 pm

Bay Based wrote: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.


Just went to youtube to hear Kwame talk, and you're right. He really does sound like he has a future as a broadcaster. From watching him bumble his way on the court I didn't expect that.


Also, Kyrie Irving sounds like a surfer.

Also x2 Andrew Nicholson sounds like a nerd, like he's a physics major or something.
click

"Harden's a guy that averages 26 in the NBA, but if he was on the playground with you he'd only average about 5 because they wouldn't let him get those free throws." --Scott Hastings, April 6, 2013


Image
MavsManiac4Life
Analyst
Posts: 3,440
And1: 990
Joined: Jun 23, 2012
   

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

Post#62 » by MavsManiac4Life » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:58 pm

No Tim Duncans? I always thought he'ld be soft spoken, but I always feel like he should have a really, really deep voice.
Nowitnessing a legend
Dajadeed
Senior
Posts: 655
And1: 373
Joined: Feb 28, 2009
   

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

Post#63 » by Dajadeed » Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:59 pm

Chris Mullin.

/thread.
User avatar
NOODLESTYLE
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,798
And1: 782
Joined: Jun 16, 2005

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

Post#64 » by NOODLESTYLE » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:00 pm

User avatar
Zubby
Head Coach
Posts: 6,982
And1: 511
Joined: Feb 18, 2005

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

Post#65 » by Zubby » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:06 pm

Mullin looks exactly like he sounds I don't get the Asik... He is a giant Turkish dude who plays bball That what I expected.

I agree with the Evan Turner, its a result of a car accident but here it is:
Evan Turner is Meatwad mad lots of money in his HS & college years...

Image Image






User avatar
rockmanslim
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,188
And1: 1,017
Joined: Jul 15, 2008
Location: off looking for a "high oiled machine"
 

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

Post#66 » by rockmanslim » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:09 pm

Zubby wrote:Evan Turner is Meatwad mad lots of money in his HS & college years...


:eek2:



:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

you're going straight to hell for that man


:rofl:
click

"Harden's a guy that averages 26 in the NBA, but if he was on the playground with you he'd only average about 5 because they wouldn't let him get those free throws." --Scott Hastings, April 6, 2013


Image
User avatar
lawrybeard
Analyst
Posts: 3,068
And1: 165
Joined: Jan 29, 2008
Location: Yonder

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

Post#67 » by lawrybeard » Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:34 pm

Effigy wrote:He's not a player any more, but I remember the first time I ever heard Avery Johnson speak.... :D


First person I thought of too.
User avatar
mixerball
Senior
Posts: 725
And1: 276
Joined: May 08, 2010

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

Post#68 » by mixerball » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:10 am

Mr Grant Hill wrote:
StatLine wrote:Pau Gasol. You'd think he'd have a heavy accent.

i think he has a pretty strong accent, no? i actually think his english is rather bad considering how long he has lived in the states.

what? his english is great.
User avatar
boogie-reke
Head Coach
Posts: 6,892
And1: 229
Joined: Nov 05, 2010
   

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

Post#69 » by boogie-reke » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:21 am

NOODLESTYLE wrote:

:o
“Its my 2nd year of losing and Im not trying to get used to this.I didnt want to get use to it last year.I had enough of it. Its time to turn it around”
-DeMarcus Cousins

“Rookie or not- Im not letting anybody relax"
-Thomas Robinson
User avatar
boogie-reke
Head Coach
Posts: 6,892
And1: 229
Joined: Nov 05, 2010
   

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

Post#70 » by boogie-reke » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:25 am

Zubby wrote:
I agree with the Evan Turner, its a result of a car accident but here it is:
Evan Turner is Meatwad mad lots of money in his HS & college years...

Image Image








:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Oh man, that's just wrong :rofl:
“Its my 2nd year of losing and Im not trying to get used to this.I didnt want to get use to it last year.I had enough of it. Its time to turn it around”
-DeMarcus Cousins

“Rookie or not- Im not letting anybody relax"
-Thomas Robinson
User avatar
Spottieottie
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,864
And1: 50
Joined: Jul 25, 2010

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

Post#71 » by Spottieottie » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:27 am

Oh this is Tim Duncan 100%!!! My life was changed the day I heard him speak. Suddenly anything was possible...
User avatar
Spottieottie
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,864
And1: 50
Joined: Jul 25, 2010

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

Post#72 » by Spottieottie » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:30 am

mik0 wrote:Brandon Roy. I expected his voice to have more bass to it. Still was a beast though haha


Oh yeah him too!
User avatar
Muggsy Bogues
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,195
And1: 252
Joined: Nov 11, 2011
   

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

Post#73 » by Muggsy Bogues » Wed Jan 9, 2013 12:38 am

Dajadeed wrote:Chris Mullin.

/thread.


This only applies if you didn't know Mully was a New Yorker beforehand.
User avatar
RoyalWun
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,327
And1: 209
Joined: Jul 05, 2009
Location: NY, New York
     

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

Post#74 » by RoyalWun » Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:03 am

Zubby wrote:Mullin looks exactly like he sounds I don't get the Asik... He is a giant Turkish dude who plays bball That what I expected.

I agree with the Evan Turner, its a result of a car accident but here it is:
Evan Turner is Meatwad mad lots of money in his HS & college years...

Image Image








:o
Portland:

D. Lillard | S. Blake
W. Matthews | A. Afflalo | A. Crabbe | C. McCollum
N. Batum | D. Wright | A. Gee
L. Aldridge | M. Leonard
R. Lopez | C. Kaman | J. Freeland
User avatar
AKFO
Analyst
Posts: 3,477
And1: 423
Joined: May 24, 2012
Location: 1/2 Ghanaian 1/2 Vincentian living in Philly. MIT Bound
   

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

Post#75 » by AKFO » Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:52 am

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.
Image
User avatar
StocktonShorts
Forum Mod - Jazz
Forum Mod - Jazz
Posts: 11,962
And1: 1,679
Joined: Jun 02, 2009
     

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

Post#76 » by StocktonShorts » Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:07 am

If I was Turner I'd embrace the Meatwad similarity and make it my nickname. There's no better character in the history of television.
Image
User avatar
NjNeTs1029
Starter
Posts: 2,401
And1: 95
Joined: Jan 28, 2007
   

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

Post#77 » by NjNeTs1029 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:13 am

Reggie Evans
User avatar
Semaj
Head Coach
Posts: 6,141
And1: 64
Joined: Dec 21, 2010
Location: 757, Virginia
Contact:
     

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

Post#78 » by Semaj » Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:19 am

Brandon Bass. I expected him to sound like Shaq for some reason.
Image
Courtesy of UncleDrew
bullsnewdynasty
RealGM
Posts: 22,189
And1: 1,375
Joined: Sep 11, 2009

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

Post#79 » by bullsnewdynasty » Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:31 am



Raymond Felton, sounds like an old ass dude if you just listen to his voice
User avatar
Young_Star11
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
Posts: 20,012
And1: 420
Joined: Oct 28, 2005
Location: RealGM
   

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

Post#80 » by Young_Star11 » Wed Jan 9, 2013 2:34 am

Monta Ellis for me. Cool dude though.

Return to The General Board