Smush Parker is going to China

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Smush Parker is going to China 

Post#1 » by NOODLESTYLE » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:05 am

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Smush Parker, the Vipers' first-round selection in the 2008 D-League draft, has signed to play for a team in China, RGV coach Clay Moser said Thursday afternoon from the D-League Showcase in Orem, Utah.

It's likely Parker, who two years ago started for the Los Angeles Lakers and has played in 286 NBA regular season and postseason games, was hoping to use the Showcase as a vehicle to receive another shot in the NBA. But in two games in Orem, both 20-plus point losses for the Vipers, Parker shot 9-of-23 from the field (39 percent) and averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 6.5 turnovers per game.

Parker is believed to have signed with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association, a little over two weeks after Vipers power forward Kendall Dartez left the team to play in China.


Bonzi Wells is already there.

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Post#2 » by ljp24 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:08 am

This guy is a failure.

All he had to do in LA was make open shots and don't turn the ball over.
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Post#3 » by NOODLESTYLE » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:10 am

ljp24 wrote:This guy is a failure.

All he had to do in LA was make open shots and don't turn the ball over.


and still got around $2.5mill from Miami :lol:
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Post#4 » by wallflower » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:48 am

China welcomes the Smushcalade!
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Post#5 » by Phil Jackson » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:13 am

That guy is my myspace e-friend.
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Post#6 » by Patterns » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:03 am

Wait... This guy was starting for the Los Angeles Lakers, guarding the MVP Steve Nash in the playoffs, now he can't even find a job in the NBA?

Come on... he was the starter for a playoffs team. He must have been good or was Kobe just that amazing?
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Re: Smush Parker is going to China 

Post#7 » by BrooklynBulls » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:07 am

The only shame is that after he gets to China, he's still Smush Parker.
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Post#8 » by DaDragicShow » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:49 am

I wonder if he's there to play basketball or make shoes?
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Post#9 » by jirojan » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:50 am

any idea as to how much they are paying him?
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Post#10 » by DaDragicShow » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:54 am

300k a year, does that sound fair?
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Post#11 » by JellosJigglin » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:40 am

Patterns wrote:Wait... This guy was starting for the Los Angeles Lakers, guarding the MVP Steve Nash in the playoffs, now he can't even find a job in the NBA?

Come on... he was the starter for a playoffs team. He must have been good or was Kobe just that amazing?


He and Kwame Brown carried that Laker team. Great inside-outside combo. Kobe was ok.
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Post#12 » by Kobay » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:51 am

arizonaplaya85 wrote:300k a year, does that sound fair?

I was so happy until this.
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Post#13 » by D-Wags#13 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:01 pm

haha, china ball... he will love it... bonzi does, just check the international board for how he's doing there, racking up an average of 347 three point attemps per game... :lol:
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Post#14 » by Rasho Brezec » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:46 pm

Good for him. He can stay there and have chuckfests with Bonzi.
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Post#15 » by RTM » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:05 pm

Now if he ever makes it back to the NBA, he'll be a starter in the all star game!
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Post#16 » by tao_jin » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:25 pm

RTM wrote:Now if he ever makes it back to the NBA, he'll be a starter in the all star game!


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Post#17 » by He Hate Me » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:30 pm

pretty sweet jersey Wells is rockin, I just wish it said "BONZI" on the back
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Post#18 » by BubbaTee » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:56 pm

ljp24 wrote:This guy is a failure.

All he had to do in LA was make open shots and don't turn the ball over.


Actually, he did both those reasonably well in LA. All he had to do that he didn't was have a good attitude and actually try.
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Re: Smush Parker is going to China 

Post#19 » by doozyj » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:03 pm

Thank God. Hope he never comes back to the US, let alone Los Angeles. Guy is a total Douche of a Bag.

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