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John Wall Appreciation Thread - Part III

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Re: John Wall Appreciation Thread - Part III 

Post#1621 » by payitforward » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:40 pm

May her name be a blessing.
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Re: John Wall Appreciation Thread - Part III 

Post#1622 » by nate33 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:26 pm

She passed at a fairly young age of 58. That's gotta be tough.
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Post#1623 » by dlts20 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:04 am

It's so sad that no matter how much money you have, there are some things that you have no control over. Both parents gone so young. I know that's tough
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Re: John Wall Appreciation Thread - Part III 

Post#1624 » by CobraCommander » Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:47 am

dlts20 wrote:It's so sad that no matter how much money you have, there are some things that you have no control over. Both parents gone so young. I know that's tough


Wall has dealt with a unfair amount of personal tragedy from family members dying or in jail....
He is showing a lot of resilience and strength...
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Post#1625 » by dobrojim » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:13 am

Awful news. Deepest condolences to John and everyone near to him.
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Post#1626 » by Illmatic12 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:50 am

JW and the man Rod Strickland here at his basketball tournament , John Wall Invitational

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Re: John Wall Appreciation Thread - Part III 

Post#1627 » by Wizardspride » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:31 pm

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Post#1629 » by doclinkin » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:28 pm

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Less hopeful than it looks. There's a hitch in his gait and he doesn't fastforward on that first step like he used to. Interesting.
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Less hopeful than it looks. There's a hitch in his gait and he doesn't fastforward on that first step like he used to. Interesting.

I don't see it.
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Post#1631 » by Illmatic12 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:26 pm

Holy **** .. do they have bionic Achilles implants now or..?

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Post#1632 » by Wizardspride » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:01 pm

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Post#1633 » by gambitx777 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:04 pm

His 3 ball looking good.

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Post#1634 » by Dark Faze » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:06 pm

Illmatic12 wrote:Holy **** .. do they have bionic Achilles implants now or..?


Most of the "history" of these injuries is kind of useless pre-2010 cases. Not enough shared data or proliferation of data on the subject. We're in an age now where the care is really going to meticulous from the surgery right on down to the rehabilitation phase to limiting minutes and cutting out back to backs on the actual hardwood.

I think soon we'll throw out a lot of old history cases from before even 2015. Not modern enough.
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Post#1635 » by gambitx777 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:27 pm

Pretty much. The sports science and medical fields of just rocketed light years ahead of where they were in the mid2000s and 90s
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Most of the "history" of these injuries is kind of useless pre-2010 cases. Not enough shared data or proliferation of data on the subject. We're in an age now where the care is really going to meticulous from the surgery right on down to the rehabilitation phase to limiting minutes and cutting out back to backs on the actual hardwood.

I think soon we'll throw out a lot of old history cases from before even 2015. Not modern enough.


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Post#1636 » by doclinkin » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:20 pm

Much Better. That's what I was hoping to see. The ability to blur the screen trying to follow him. I see the shadow of favoring one leg, but he's still faster than most folks even at 90%.
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Re: John Wall Appreciation Thread - Part III 

Post#1637 » by Illmatic12 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:44 am

gambitx777 wrote:Pretty much. The sports science and medical fields of just rocketed light years ahead of where they were in the mid2000s and 90s
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Illmatic12 wrote:Holy **** .. do they have bionic Achilles implants now or..?


Most of the "history" of these injuries is kind of useless pre-2010 cases. Not enough shared data or proliferation of data on the subject. We're in an age now where the care is really going to meticulous from the surgery right on down to the rehabilitation phase to limiting minutes and cutting out back to backs on the actual hardwood.

I think soon we'll throw out a lot of old history cases from before even 2015. Not modern enough.


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Indeed.. just 15-20 years ago microfracture surgery was a widespread procedure for correcting knee damage despite only having like a sub-50% success rate. Now they have procedures that are closer to 70-80% success and microfracture is completely unheard of in the sports medicine field.

I think achilles recovery will be viewed similarly, the success rate is going up across all sports. Richard Sherman was an NFL pro bowler this season just two years removed from his Achilles tear.
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Post#1638 » by Wizardspride » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:10 am

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Re: John Wall Appreciation Thread - Part III 

Post#1640 » by badinage » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:52 pm

I’m beginning to feel that Tommy Sheppard is something special. His tone here is so unlike most sports execs — it’s sincere, and genuinely feeling. And if you listen carefully, it’s tinged with the lingo and intonation of these players — a very subtle form of code switch, subtler than what you’ve seen Bill Clinton do, or even Obama do.

It looks to me now like TS is a HUGE asset in moving this thing forward — his keen eye in talent evaluation, his demonstrated willingness to put in the work, his clear vision, but also this ... his ability to connect with players, to get them to believe in HIM. (I guess it’s no insignificant detail that he was in the PR game at one point.)

And we’ve already seen ample evidence of his mojo.

Getting Bradley Beal to re-sign, when all the pundits said that that was a hopeless dream and when most players would have bolted.

Working that clever deal with Johnathan Williams, and getting him to stay in the fold.

Working that deal — yet to pay dividends — to get Justin Robinson on draft day.

I’d be willing to bet that his charm and subtle tenacity, along of course with his deep relationships across the sport, were a significant part of why the Spurs — out of 30 teams they might have swung a deal with — were willing to trade us the ginger bomber Bertāns.

And on and on and on ... nabbing Bryant — and then retaining him for below-market value ... persuading Ish to come back ... etc., etc.

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