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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1721 » by Dat2U » Tue May 18, 2021 11:38 am

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Kanyewest wrote:People on twitter are saying that Brown is MagaLite.


I mean, if you manage to make Stephen Jackson look like the bigger man, you know there's something wrong with that picture.

Kwame looks like somebody that's in bad place mentally lashing out like that in response to relatively innocuous comments.

I hope he's alright, it's no shame buckling under the kind of expectations that came with being thrust into the spotlight at such a tender age.

Very few people are cut out to deal with that kind of pressure.


Mans been quiet as a church mouse for a 20 years. Looks like he just finally had enough. I never even heard him speak before this. I dunno that he's in some bad place. He was heated but dropped some solid points and was unintentionally hilarious. He was also refreshingly honest and real. He came out the big time winner in this. Definitely raised his profile and got people clamoring for more from him.
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Post#1722 » by 9 and 20 » Thu May 20, 2021 2:48 am

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queridiculo wrote:
Kanyewest wrote:People on twitter are saying that Brown is MagaLite.


I mean, if you manage to make Stephen Jackson look like the bigger man, you know there's something wrong with that picture.

Kwame looks like somebody that's in bad place mentally lashing out like that in response to relatively innocuous comments.

I hope he's alright, it's no shame buckling under the kind of expectations that came with being thrust into the spotlight at such a tender age.

Very few people are cut out to deal with that kind of pressure.


Mans been quiet as a church mouse for a 20 years. Looks like he just finally had enough. I never even heard him speak before this. I dunno that he's in some bad place. He was heated but dropped some solid points and was unintentionally hilarious. He was also refreshingly honest and real. He came out the big time winner in this. Definitely raised his profile and got people clamoring for more from him.


I'm not sure where this is headed - it could end up going sideways pretty quickly. But mostly, I agree with Dat. Also - I get that Stephen A. Smith is an entertainer first, but his job is only to either pile on or tear down these players, and only gets more attention and money when he's more outlandish in his criticisms. That just sits the wrong way, and I can imagine a guy like Kwame or anyone else Smith has dumped on getting fed up.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1723 » by FAH1223 » Thu May 20, 2021 6:28 am

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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1724 » by keynote » Thu May 20, 2021 6:38 am

pcbothwel wrote:Damn...
- Kwame was originally drafted to be sent to Chicago for Elton Brand, but Abe nixed it last second...Pissed of MJ. Damn that would of been a good team.
- EG covered up for Gil (and posse) getting in tons of trouble, arrested, guns, etc.
I don't buy that rumor at all. Abe wasn't known for meddling on personnel matters (outside of contract negotiations). And, I can't imagine that Jordan didn't have enough stroke to do what he wanted with the pick -- especially in a year when a) none of the top prospects were major box office draws coming into the draft, and b) Jordan was planning to return and generate plenty of ticket and merch sales on his own.
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Post#1725 » by queridiculo » Thu May 20, 2021 3:39 pm

So, EG covering for Arenas doesn't jibe with the facts.

There was exactly one person covering somebody, and that was Butler for Crittenton, going as far as stashing the gun and claiming that Javaris was pointing an iPod at Arenas.

Ask yourself, why was Arenas the one charged with a felony count of weapons possession for bring unloaded guns to the locker room and Crittenton came away scott free?

In carons book he said Crit pulled out a gun ,cocked and loaded at e!!!!! okay im so **** confused here @dsteve92 stop me if im lying….but wasnt CB the person who hiding crit gun and said it was a #IPOD??

I took a#FELONY becuz You told them #crit didnt have anything and i pointed the gun at him.

Thats why the world thinks im the one who pulled the Gun on my teammate and thats the story the team thought was correct…becuz u convinced the team he didnt have it….

If ur story is correct in ur book #Toughjuice and he had a loaded gun pointed at me…HOW THE **** DID i get a felony charge and 30 days in a halfway house and all he got was a slap on the wrist and a misdemeanor charge and i didnt touch one gun or was near any guns #BISWHAT.

It took the DA 1 month to find his gun becuz u had it..i respected u as a teammate but this was foul knowing what u did….i kept my mouth close and u dry snitch the wrong story like u were a role model and some super teammate.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1726 » by queridiculo » Tue May 25, 2021 12:20 pm

Cash considerations, congrats for NBA's Sixth Man of the Year 2021!
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Post#1727 » by closg00 » Tue May 25, 2021 2:48 pm

queridiculo wrote:Cash considerations, congrats for NBA's Sixth Man of the Year 2021!


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Post#1728 » by Ruzious » Tue May 25, 2021 2:56 pm

queridiculo wrote:Cash considerations, congrats for NBA's Sixth Man of the Year 2021!

Lol, it took me a minute to get the subtle sarcasm there. :D In fairness, he was a player best to get after his second contract.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1729 » by closg00 » Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:41 pm

The Polish Hammer is long gone, but he recently sold his Arlington home for the asking price of $1,700,000
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1730 » by FAH1223 » Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:03 am

closg00 wrote:The Polish Hammer is long gone, but he recently sold his Arlington home for the asking price of $1,700,000


Made money off of it

https://www.redfin.com/VA/Arlington/2324-N-Quebec-St-22207/home/56337590

He had been trying to sell it since 2018
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Post#1732 » by Chocolate City Jordanaire » Sun Jul 4, 2021 3:40 am

Bobby Portis is a regular rotation player for an NBA Finals team.
After the Wizards GM really went and did it by having an imaginative, strong, draft day. I totally feel this as well;

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Post#1733 » by closg00 » Mon Jul 5, 2021 3:34 pm

In this fun thought exercise, Jan Vesely doesn't get drafted at all in the 1st round, perhaps Hands11 can return to mount a defense. I will be curious to see Jan and Sato at the Olympics though.
https://hoopshype.com/lists/2011-nba-re-draft/
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1734 » by nate33 » Mon Jul 5, 2021 3:52 pm

closg00 wrote:In this fun thought exercise, Jan Vesely doesn't get drafted at all in the 1st round, perhaps Hands11 can return to mount a defense. I will be curious to see Jan and Sato at the Olympics though.
https://hoopshype.com/lists/2011-nba-re-draft/

I'd take Butler over Kyrie easily. I'd take Klay over Kyrie too. I just don't trust Kyrie's leadership or health. Outside of two good playoff runs with Lebron in Cleveland, what has Kyrie ever done in this league?
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1735 » by Kanyewest » Tue Jul 6, 2021 6:18 am

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closg00 wrote:In this fun thought exercise, Jan Vesely doesn't get drafted at all in the 1st round, perhaps Hands11 can return to mount a defense. I will be curious to see Jan and Sato at the Olympics though.
https://hoopshype.com/lists/2011-nba-re-draft/

I'd take Butler over Kyrie easily. I'd take Klay over Kyrie too. I just don't trust Kyrie's leadership or health. Outside of two good playoff runs with Lebron in Cleveland, what has Kyrie ever done in this league?


I think I would take Klay over Butler- one would have to hope that Klay doesn't suffer those devastating injuries if he does not play so many playoff games.

BTW, Kyrie had 3 NBA Finals appearances with the Cavs. Does LeBron decide to come back to Cleveland in 2014 Jimmy Butler or 2014 Klay is there instead of Kyrie or even 2014 Kawhi (note he would not have faced LeBron in the finals in 2014) or was LeBron heading back to Cleveland no matter what? This would actually increase Irving's value in a redraft.

It would be an interesting thought exercise if Butler/Kyrie swapped careers.

- Kyrie playing with a healthy Derrick Rose and a Thibs defense in 2011.
- What would the 2014 Bulls do with Kyrie in the playoffs against the Wizards instead of Butler?
- If Jimmy Butler was indeed a better leader, would it have hurt the Cavs in the long run of accumulating top picks to trade for Kevin Love? Probably not given how bad the talent was at Cleveland at the time.
- Jimmy Butler with LeBron would have been interesting although perhaps Kyrie compliments Lebron better. Does LeBron decide to go back?
- Butler may have done better with the 2018 Celtics.
- Kyrie may have done better with the 2019 76ers.
- Kyrie's trade value may have been higher at the time when he was traded. But the Bulls actually got a much better offer (Lavine and Markennan)- but haven't made the playoffs since.
- Kyrie in the Heat culture- does it lead to a finals trip? What would a Kyrie vs LeBron playoff series look like?
- Also Kyrie being younger probably gives him the opportunity to have a better career going forward although who knows given how the last few years have played out.

Also Kyrie with Pop would have been pretty interesting.
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Re: Tracking Former Wizards 3.0 

Post#1736 » by closg00 » Tue Jul 6, 2021 11:43 am

For Germany, Orlando Magic center Moe Wagner added 11 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes of play. Washington Wizards forward Isaac Bonga made key free throws down the stretch and finished with a near double- double (13 points, nine rebounds) in 26 minutes.


This was last week, Bonga is interviewed
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Post#1737 » by payitforward » Tue Jul 6, 2021 2:03 pm

Bonga is not a "Former Wizard" -- at least not yet....
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Post#1738 » by 80sballboy » Tue Jul 6, 2021 3:49 pm

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Post#1739 » by closg00 » Tue Jul 6, 2021 7:00 pm



Ernie set him up handsomely, time to count his money
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