watch1958 wrote:There are a lot of guys who are excellent basketball players who don't have that upbringing.Twinkie defense wrote:DevinVassell wrote:Kuminga didn't grow up with basketball? Maybe do some research before posting.
Do you think that is equivalent to Steph and Klay's upbringing?
Also, your comment was about preferring guys who grew up with basketball. Are you saying that having an NBA dad is a requirement for "growing up with basketball"?
You had a bad take, and should have done more research, and got called on it. Don't dig deeper, just move on. I've posted plenty of lousy takes on this board. Never did me any good trying to spray perfume on them after they blew up in my face.
If a payer is literally raised by pro athletes and grows up in and around sports, that's a positive attribute that would weigh in on that player's draft evaluation... and similarly, the further the player is from that kind of environment, the more potential flags there are.
Lol at holding up Hakeem and Dirk as if it doesn't matter what your basketball upbringing is.
Probably most of the players drafted in the NBA may not have had NBA players or pro volleyball players as parents but they were in the AAU tour at an early age and benefitting from top-level competition. You can't say that about a guy who found basketball late in their development or who spent their time playing where there was not a high level of competition or training. This is just common sense.