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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

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Post#62 » by Blackification » Fri Jul 6, 2018 6:20 pm

I like this guy a lot, reminds me of Barbosa, just happy to be here.
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Post#63 » by phx#7 » Sat Jul 7, 2018 5:04 am

Looked real smooth against the Mavs. He was really aggressive with those low bounce passes, he must trust his teammates to snare them.

His inability to finish with his right was on display as well, there was at least one easy layup that was blown.
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#66 » by stoo » Sun Jul 8, 2018 6:18 am

Just a notice for you that are not aware: Elie Okobo is french, so u accentuate last syllable in his last name when you pronounce it
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#67 » by lilfishi22 » Sun Jul 8, 2018 6:33 am

stoo wrote:Just a notice for you that are not aware: Elie Okobo is french, so u accentuate last syllable in his last name when you pronounce it

Can you elaborate ?
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#68 » by stoo » Sun Jul 8, 2018 6:46 am

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stoo wrote:Just a notice for you that are not aware: Elie Okobo is french, so u accentuate last syllable in his last name when you pronounce it

Can you elaborate ?



i couldn't think of other way... just press the link and wait 2 seconds

https://youtu.be/FEsEiO1Uu6E?t=84
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#69 » by TOO » Sun Jul 8, 2018 6:46 am

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stoo wrote:Just a notice for you that are not aware: Elie Okobo is french, so u accentuate last syllable in his last name when you pronounce it

Can you elaborate ?


Yes, please elaBORate. 8-)
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#70 » by Golanator » Sun Jul 8, 2018 10:13 pm

stoo wrote:
lilfishi22 wrote:
stoo wrote:Just a notice for you that are not aware: Elie Okobo is french, so u accentuate last syllable in his last name when you pronounce it

Can you elaborate ?



i couldn't think of other way... just press the link and wait 2 seconds

https://youtu.be/FEsEiO1Uu6E?t=84


Oko-boo?
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#71 » by wheezy » Mon Jul 9, 2018 12:57 am

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lilfishi22 wrote:Can you elaborate ?



i couldn't think of other way... just press the link and wait 2 seconds

https://youtu.be/FEsEiO1Uu6E?t=84


Oko-boo?

I think it's more oko-BO :-p
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#72 » by jcsunsfan » Mon Jul 9, 2018 5:06 pm

stoo wrote:Just a notice for you that are not aware: Elie Okobo is french, so u accentuate last syllable in his last name when you pronounce it

But the name originates from Nigeria. The French destroy every foreign pronunciation.

Take your pick.

http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Okobo,%20Nigeria
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#73 » by stoo » Mon Jul 9, 2018 7:07 pm

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stoo wrote:Just a notice for you that are not aware: Elie Okobo is french, so u accentuate last syllable in his last name when you pronounce it

But the name originates from Nigeria. The French destroy every foreign pronunciation.

Take your pick.

http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Okobo,%20Nigeria


thanks

then i don't know how to pronounce it.. i mean, i don't know how is he calling himself, nor what language they talk overthere, especially originally ... i did notice that he hasn't corrected a journalist pronouncing okobo as they would in usa though
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#74 » by jcsunsfan » Mon Jul 9, 2018 7:43 pm

stoo wrote:
jcsunsfan wrote:
stoo wrote:Just a notice for you that are not aware: Elie Okobo is french, so u accentuate last syllable in his last name when you pronounce it

But the name originates from Nigeria. The French destroy every foreign pronunciation.

Take your pick.

http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Okobo,%20Nigeria


thanks

then i don't know how to pronounce it.. i mean, i don't know how is he calling himself, nor what language they talk overthere, especially originally ... i did notice that he hasn't corrected a journalist pronouncing okobo as they would in usa though


The best way to pronounce it is however HE wants it pronounced. Do we have any audio of him saying his own name?
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#75 » by stoo » Mon Jul 9, 2018 7:56 pm

jcsunsfan wrote:
stoo wrote:
jcsunsfan wrote:But the name originates from Nigeria. The French destroy every foreign pronunciation.

Take your pick.

http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Okobo,%20Nigeria


thanks

then i don't know how to pronounce it.. i mean, i don't know how is he calling himself, nor what language they talk overthere, especially originally ... i did notice that he hasn't corrected a journalist pronouncing okobo as they would in usa though


The best way to pronounce it is however HE wants it pronounced. Do we have any audio of him saying his own name?


well, i only managed to find video of these guys (it seems one is also called okobo).. they seem from africa.. copied video url at time they pronounce it.. still sounds french

https://youtu.be/9nJD-riUMv8?t=28
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#76 » by bwgood77 » Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:25 pm

jcsunsfan wrote:
stoo wrote:
jcsunsfan wrote:But the name originates from Nigeria. The French destroy every foreign pronunciation.

Take your pick.

http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Okobo,%20Nigeria


thanks

then i don't know how to pronounce it.. i mean, i don't know how is he calling himself, nor what language they talk overthere, especially originally ... i did notice that he hasn't corrected a journalist pronouncing okobo as they would in usa though


The best way to pronounce it is however HE wants it pronounced. Do we have any audio of him saying his own name?


I'm sure if he grew up in France that however it has been pronounced his whole life...which is probably the way those french announcers announce it. His mother is french too, though his father is Congolese.

You think of how they pronounce Batum. Mopst people would originally probably assume BAIT-UM - So Okobo...most may emphasize the KO part (oKObo), but it should be the last part......so more like Ok-uh-BO or BOO....not sure how they do that last part..it sounded like BOO on that telecast though BO seems to make more sense..I don't recall hearing a bo name pronounced boo but I may be forgetting someone.
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#77 » by NTB » Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:28 pm

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then i don't know how to pronounce it.. i mean, i don't know how is he calling himself, nor what language they talk overthere, especially originally ... i did notice that he hasn't corrected a journalist pronouncing okobo as they would in usa though


The best way to pronounce it is however HE wants it pronounced. Do we have any audio of him saying his own name?


I'm sure if he grew up in France that however it has been pronounced his whole life...which is probably the way those french announcers announce it. His mother is french too, though his father is Congolese.

You think of how they pronounce Batum. Mopst people would originally probably assume BAIT-UM - So Okobo...most may emphasize the KO part (oKObo), but it should be the last part......so more like Ok-uh-BO or BOO....not sure how they do that last part..it sounded like BOO on that telecast though BO seems to make more sense..I don't recall hearing a bo name pronounced boo but I may be forgetting someone.


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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#78 » by bwgood77 » Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:32 pm

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jcsunsfan wrote:
The best way to pronounce it is however HE wants it pronounced. Do we have any audio of him saying his own name?


I'm sure if he grew up in France that however it has been pronounced his whole life...which is probably the way those french announcers announce it. His mother is french too, though his father is Congolese.

You think of how they pronounce Batum. Mopst people would originally probably assume BAIT-UM - So Okobo...most may emphasize the KO part (oKObo), but it should be the last part......so more like Ok-uh-BO or BOO....not sure how they do that last part..it sounded like BOO on that telecast though BO seems to make more sense..I don't recall hearing a bo name pronounced boo but I may be forgetting someone.


Bo Outlaw :lol:


That wasn't pronounced boo
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#79 » by NTB » Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:41 pm

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I'm sure if he grew up in France that however it has been pronounced his whole life...which is probably the way those french announcers announce it. His mother is french too, though his father is Congolese.

You think of how they pronounce Batum. Mopst people would originally probably assume BAIT-UM - So Okobo...most may emphasize the KO part (oKObo), but it should be the last part......so more like Ok-uh-BO or BOO....not sure how they do that last part..it sounded like BOO on that telecast though BO seems to make more sense..I don't recall hearing a bo name pronounced boo but I may be forgetting someone.


Bo Outlaw :lol:


That wasn't pronounced boo


Oh I didn't see that part lol.. I just read "I don't recall hearing a bo name pronounced but I may be forgetting someone".

Seriously, are there any other NBA player whose name ends with "bo"?
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Re: Welcome Elie Okobo 

Post#80 » by bwgood77 » Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:52 pm

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bwgood77 wrote:
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Bo Outlaw :lol:


That wasn't pronounced boo


Oh I didn't see that part lol.. I just read "I don't recall hearing a bo name pronounced but I may be forgetting someone".

Seriously, are there any other NBA player whose name ends with "bo"?


Well, according to b-ref there have been 6 "Bo's", the most noteworthy being Bo Outlaw, and 4 whose last name started with "Bo", most notably Bogut.

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