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Re: Official Marine "French Becky" Johannès Thread 

Post#21 » by HarthorneWingo » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:18 pm

All I know is that I'd like to go one-on-one with her.
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Re: Official Marine "French Becky" Johannès Thread 

Post#22 » by MaseInYourFace » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:12 pm

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i like it. she's rangy and skilled. a little reckless at time, but a very entertaining player.

my biggest knock on the WNBA is the entertainment value. i was a lot more interested in the first seasons when it was new and had a flood of national team star names who made the league interesting as a first-time spectacle. i'd be lying if i said i really enjoyed watching the purely fundamental game it is. the women have great skills and play on a regulation court with 10-foot rims. you're not going to see the athleticism fans enjoy from the NBA. so it's a hard sell.

i say that to say if the WNBA was a little more free and had women flying around dunking, more people would be watching. there will always be sexists who don't want to watch women pros no matter what. but maybe more curry-like action would make americans watch more.

this is why the women have historically played and gotten paid the rest of the year in europe, where the sport is FAR more valued.


Lower the rim?


it's crossed my mind, but that would affect the shooting. women train to shoot on 10-foot rims. and i think that's the right rim height for basketball. both sexes play on that height from young. a lowered rim would be kind of insulting.


It should be considered IMO. At least for WNBA. I think the players would adapt. Women are shorter on average so I don’t see why it would be insulting.
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Post#23 » by prophet_of_rage » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:54 pm

Governor Dudley wrote:I'd take Liz Cambage any day.

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Unless you're a girl she will not take you. That's what I hate about the WNBA ... they so fine, but they don't wanna be mine. :) :banghead:
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Post#24 » by prophet_of_rage » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:59 pm

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Jeff Van Gully wrote:i don't think french becky hammon is a good comp at all


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i like it. she's rangy and skilled. a little reckless at time, but a very entertaining player.

my biggest knock on the WNBA is the entertainment value. i was a lot more interested in the first seasons when it was new and had a flood of national team star names who made the league interesting as a first-time spectacle. i'd be lying if i said i really enjoyed watching the purely fundamental game it is. the women have great skills and play on a regulation court with 10-foot rims. you're not going to see the athleticism fans enjoy from the NBA. so it's a hard sell.

i say that to say if the WNBA was a little more free and had women flying around dunking, more people would be watching. there will always be sexists who don't want to watch women pros no matter what. but maybe more curry-like action would make americans watch more.

this is why the women have historically played and gotten paid the rest of the year in europe, where the sport is FAR more valued.



They play in Europe because there are real leagues there. The WNBA is glorified summer league. It's no different than the guys who can't make the NBA. They go to Europe to make their money and come back for summer league as an audition.

Hell, one year Spartak told Taurasi not to play in the WNBA and she didn't blink.
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Re: Official Marine "French Becky" Johannès Thread 

Post#25 » by prophet_of_rage » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:03 pm

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Jeff Van Gully wrote:i don't think french becky hammon is a good comp at all


She looks more like a 2. No? Becky was more 1’ish and she was cuter 8-) .


marine is definitely a swingwoman. got some handle and playmaking ability, but you don't want her running the offense in that traditional PG way.

both are nice looking ladies, but i'll keep this about basketball. they have such an uphill battle with respect due to so many (not saying you) guys only being interested in women's sport for what the players do or don't look like. i try to avoid that.


Go to a WNBA game. The women are there for what the players look like. Sex appeal is part of athletics. Tom Brady isn't Tom Brady if he's ugly. Part of Michael's appeal was the bald head and muscles. He changed the look whole look for Black men. If Larry Bird looked more like Magic Johnson and less like Sam Cassell there wouldn't have been a contest as to who the face of the league was in the early 80s.

Athletes are always objectified ... male or female. Name an objectively ugly superstar.
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Re: Official Marine "French Becky" Johannès Thread 

Post#26 » by Jeff Van Gully » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:26 pm

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She looks more like a 2. No? Becky was more 1’ish and she was cuter 8-) .


marine is definitely a swingwoman. got some handle and playmaking ability, but you don't want her running the offense in that traditional PG way.

both are nice looking ladies, but i'll keep this about basketball. they have such an uphill battle with respect due to so many (not saying you) guys only being interested in women's sport for what the players do or don't look like. i try to avoid that.


Go to a WNBA game. The women are there for what the players look like. Sex appeal is part of athletics. Tom Brady isn't Tom Brady if he's ugly. Part of Michael's appeal was the bald head and muscles. He changed the look whole look for Black men. If Larry Bird looked more like Magic Johnson and less like Sam Cassell there wouldn't have been a contest as to who the face of the league was in the early 80s.

Athletes are always objectified ... male or female. Name an objectively ugly superstar.


i'm not trying to say these players can't be sexy/beautiful/attractive. that's the wrong direction too. i'm just saying we gather on a sports forum about women's athletics and often forget to discuss the athletics. that fits with ways in which men devalue women on a societal level.

there are lots of women athletes i find highly attractive. nothing wrong with that. most people want to be found attractive. but women face a world where that's more important than anything else in a way men don't.

and i'm not going to name ugly superstars. that's not nice. but i understand your point about marketing and appearance. sure.
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Re: Official Marine "French Becky" Johannès Thread 

Post#27 » by adjacent2bench » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:38 pm

So far today she’s 6 for 6, 4 for 4 from 3 with 16 points vs the Sparks. Libs up at the start of the 4th.
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Post#28 » by GreatWhiteStiff » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:57 am

That one handed three she makes at 5:15 in the documentary is unbelievable.
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Post#29 » by El Poochio » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:34 pm

You hate to see it.. that she is not my gf yet!!!

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Post#30 » by El Poochio » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:36 pm

GreatWhiteStiff wrote:That one handed three she makes at 5:15 in the documentary is unbelievable.


Lets be honest half of the dudes in NBA wont be able pull of that ish.. Looking at you Ben Simmons
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Post#32 » by GreatWhiteStiff » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:53 am

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GreatWhiteStiff wrote:That one handed three she makes at 5:15 in the documentary is unbelievable.


Lets be honest half of the dudes in NBA wont be able pull of that ish.. Looking at you Ben Simmons


lol that's so much beyond ben simmons. Most nba players miss it badly in a horse game methinks. Still we only have a sample size of one, but the way it was executed was one of the most beautiful shots I've seen.
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Post#33 » by El Poochio » Tue Sep 3, 2019 2:05 am

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New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina has shown signs of excellence throughout the FIBA World Cup so far.
During the FIBA World Cup, New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina has played some quality basketball, helping France rise to become one of the world’s best.

France is now 4-0 in the tournament so far and has solidified the squad as one of the most serious contenders to win it all on Sept. 15.

Driven by their defensive paint anchor, Rudy Gobert, as well as some extremely prolific scorers in Evan Fournier and Nando De Colo, the French seem to have it figured out at both ends.

They are working like a well-oiled machine on offense, shooting a remarkable 48.8 percent from behind the arc, while they are second in the tournament in field goal percentage. Their unselfishness clearly stands out to whoever watches a game of theirs.

They also seem to be working as a unit on the defensive end as well, though two-time Defensive Player of the Year Gobert may not be the only one bound to receive credit for that.

A very pleasant surprise for the French team has been no other than New York’s very own Ntilikina ,who has quietly been breaking out in China.

During the three first-round games against Germany, Jordan and the Dominican Republic, Ntilikina posted averages of 9.3 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

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He did all that while shooting 54.5 percent (6-for-11) from behind 3-point territory (yes, you read that correctly). On a typical week with the New York Knicks, Frank could end up making six threes, though it would take a total barrage of 3-pointers.

Ntilikina did struggle during the team’s last exhibition against Lithuania as he got into some early foul trouble, resulting in him only stepping on the court for a total of 13 minutes. Luckily for him, his –more than capable– teammates finished the job by securing the win.

Now let’s move on to the big question; the one that’s been on every New York Knicks fan’s mind since the beggining of this article, let alone the whole tournament.

Why is it that Frank Ntilikina has shown more improvement in one week in China than in two whole years in New York?

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Fact 4: The Knicks traded their franchise player to acquire Dennis Smith Jr., a point guard they could’ve drafted instead of Ntilikina
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Starting October, head coach David Fizdale must certainly do one thing: find a way to incorporate FIBA Frank Ntilikina into the roster. Ntilikina has been showcasing his incredibly high basketball IQ thus far. It seems like a long time since New York has had a good defender at the point guard spot.

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Re: Official Marine "French Becky" Johannès Thread 

Post#35 » by remi_222 » Mon Sep 9, 2019 4:04 pm

wrong topic even if its the closest one since Marine is also french ;)

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