pepe1991 wrote:GIannis and Jokić will never be lead stars on championship team and FIBA type competition shows why.
Vučević, Mitchell, Barnes, Schroder and few others show why they are "stars" just because system and usage more than their individual talent. Also feel sorry for Bogdan Bogdanovic who's potential can't be on full display because he plays for Kings instad of some serious team, that guy could easly be 18-21 ppg guy on good team or play Ginobili type of role on virtually every single nba team, including top tear contender.
As for this forum,
Isaac scored 10 points on 30% shooting at open practice and posters were famming over his " improvment" because he attemped driving layup, that he missed ( got fouled ) .
Yet Evan Fournier is averaging 2 ppg more than he averaged in NBA year ago, and they try to downplay it.
Where i really don't care about agendas or being right or wrong, it's impossible to not notice crap like that .
That being said, USA - France is game i wanted to watch since tournament started.
It's impossible not to notice what? Are you under the impression that there is some sort of prejudice against the melanin-challenged members of the Orlando Magic?
I really don't care about what anyone is doing in this tournament. It isn't NBA basketball any more than collegiate basketball is. It's a small sample size of a different game with different rules.
I already know what Evan Fournier is. There is a mountain of data that says he is a below average NBA player that is significantly overpaid. He has had a negative RPM in every season of his career. He has had an above average PER in only one season and has a career mark of 13.3, which is well below the league average (15.0). He is a decent offensive player (not good... decent) that is a significant liability at the defensive end.
I couldn't give a **** less if someone wants to fantasize about how amazing their favorite player is going to be next season, even if I find it highly irrational. Hope springs eternal, I suppose. But I call bull when someone starts labeling people as haters or insinuating that those with a more rational appraisal are somehow biased or prejudiced.