UNLV has talent. Wyoming should be strong defensively. Boise St., Colorado St., and Fresno St. should be strong on offense. And New Mexico has some quality players. But San Diego St. is the class of the league, and no one else is even close. Read More. Written by Dan Hanner on Jul 28, 2014
#86 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:28 pm by Dajadeed
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.
#87 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:31 pm by Dajadeed
Muggsy Bogues wrote:
Dajadeed wrote:Chris Mullin.
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.
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.
#88 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected Tue Jan 8, 2013 10:37 pm by darth_federer
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
Profanity wrote:This is why I question a Canadian team in our league. it's a govt conspiracy trina to sell all our milk to Russia. They let the raptors participate to not let canadians demand crossing taxes. it will backfire one day.
#90 Re: Players who don't sound how you expected Tue Jan 8, 2013 11:10 pm by mj234eva
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...
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