How Good Was Roy Tarpley If He Had Not Tried to Snort A Bakery's Worth of White Powder?

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What's a clean and sober Roy Tarpley accomplish?

Poll runs till Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:41 am

Perennial All NBA/HOF
4
13%
Perennial All-Star/Borderline All NBA
15
50%
Borderline All Star
5
17%
Long Term Starter
2
7%
Top Bencher/pernnial 6MOY candidate
1
3%
I'm too young to have watched Roy Tarpley play
3
10%
 
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Post#21 » by JRoy » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:14 am

He was a hell of a player who couldn’t overcome his demons.

I was pulling for him when he got his second chance with the Mavericks but it was not to be.

Too bad.
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Post#22 » by Plutonashfan » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:52 am

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NyKnicks1714 wrote:OP was vigorously defending Karl Malone for you know what in the statue thread. Maybe don't be too shocked by how he's talking about Tarpley.


no, OP was making rational and well thought out arguments while the mob was patting itself on its back for its trite virtue signalling. Ooh, pedophilia is bad! So very insightful.

Now since I can't be cancelled -- I just don't care enough about your opinion to make that a winnable thing for you -- you might as well just run along now unless you've got some actual insight about Roy's abbreviated career.

Well considering you caught the ire of a Mod earlier in this thread keep doing you bud. Your day will come.
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Post#23 » by ImSlower » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:12 am

You can't be cancelled, but you're an easy ignore after continuing to double, triple, and quadruple down on your poor taste. Bye, Felicia.
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Post#24 » by FreeSpiritNY » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:14 am

Let the dead rest in peace.
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Post#25 » by Mr B » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:21 am

ellobo wrote:A better rebounding, worse shooting LaMarcus Aldridge.

That’s a pretty good comp. He was much more aggressive than LA and played better defense.


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Post#26 » by Johnny Bball » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:35 am

It takes a lot more than a "try" to get there.
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Post#27 » by Winsome Gerbil » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:55 am

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ellobo wrote:A better rebounding, worse shooting LaMarcus Aldridge.

That’s a pretty good comp. He was much more aggressive than LA and played better defense.


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I'm actually curious about the Aldridge comparison -- where's that come from?

I would have called Tarpley a huge rebounder, strong interior defender and shotblocker for a combo PF/C, and decent but not dominant interior scorer. Strong athlete too.

I would call Aldridge an ok rebounder (actually softish early in his career), indifferent defender without much shotblocking presence, and who's great talent was as a very skilled midrange jumpshooter. A finesse player who toughened up a bit later, but was still never more than a shrug physically. And of course they couldn't be more different as far as durability/dependability.

What's the similarity you are seeing? I admittedly have foggy memories of Tarpley's offense.
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Post#28 » by Mr B » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:57 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
Mr B wrote:
ellobo wrote:A better rebounding, worse shooting LaMarcus Aldridge.

That’s a pretty good comp. He was much more aggressive than LA and played better defense.


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I'm actually curious about the Aldridge comparison -- where's that come from?

I would have called Tarpley a huge rebounder, strong interior defender and shotblocker for a combo PF/C, and decent but not dominant interior scorer. Strong athlete too.

I would call Aldridge an ok rebounder (actually softish early in his career), indifferent defender without much shotblocking presence, and who's great talent was as a very skilled midrange jumpshooter. A finesse player who toughened up a bit later, but was still never more than a shrug physically.

What's the similarity you are seeing? I admittedly have foggy memories of Tarpley's offense.

I’m think young Aldridge on offense. Had great footwork in the paint and good mid-range game. Tarpley was more aggressive, better defensively, and a better rebounder.


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Post#29 » by Nuntius » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:09 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
NyKnicks1714 wrote:OP was vigorously defending Karl Malone for you know what in the statue thread. Maybe don't be too shocked by how he's talking about Tarpley.


no, OP was making rational and well thought out arguments while the mob was patting itself on its back for its trite virtue signalling. Ooh, pedophilia is bad! So very insightful.

Now since I can't be cancelled -- I just don't care enough about your opinion to make that a winnable thing for you -- you might as well just run along now unless you've got some actual insight about Roy's abbreviated career.


No one's trying to cancel you, mate. We are just criticizing the opinions expressed in your posts. That's what freedom of speech is all about after all. Not our fault if you cannot take criticism.
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Post#30 » by ellobo » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:14 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
Mr B wrote:
ellobo wrote:A better rebounding, worse shooting LaMarcus Aldridge.

That’s a pretty good comp. He was much more aggressive than LA and played better defense.


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I'm actually curious about the Aldridge comparison -- where's that come from?

I would have called Tarpley a huge rebounder, strong interior defender and shotblocker for a combo PF/C, and decent but not dominant interior scorer. Strong athlete too.

I would call Aldridge an ok rebounder (actually softish early in his career), indifferent defender without much shotblocking presence, and who's great talent was as a very skilled midrange jumpshooter. A finesse player who toughened up a bit later, but was still never more than a shrug physically. And of course they couldn't be more different as far as durability/dependability.

What's the similarity you are seeing? I admittedly have foggy memories of Tarpley's offense.


Ummm....it sounds like you just agreed with my comp and explained it in a little more detail.
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Post#31 » by ellobo » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:29 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
NyKnicks1714 wrote:OP was vigorously defending Karl Malone for you know what in the statue thread. Maybe don't be too shocked by how he's talking about Tarpley.


no, OP was making rational and well thought out arguments while the mob was patting itself on its back for its trite virtue signalling. Ooh, pedophilia is bad! So very insightful.

Now since I can't be cancelled -- I just don't care enough about your opinion to make that a winnable thing for you -- you might as well just run along now unless you've got some actual insight about Roy's abbreviated career.


A bit of digression, but...

One of my pet peeves is the current (mis)use of the term "virtue signaling." It's used to dismiss an empty public display of virtue that costs a person nothing and has no substance behind it.

But virtue signaling in psychology means almost exactly the opposite. It's not a token verbal expression, but a symbolic expression that has meaning precisely because it comes at a cost. For instance a bank in a classically styled stone building expresses financial stability because it costs a lot to build and the building itself is physically substantial and durable. Or a doctor's white coat expresses expertise because it symbolizes the extensive, expensive, and rigorous education and training of the doctor.

A charge of virtue signaling is also impossible to rebut because any sincere and substantive expression of virtue is indistinguishable from an insincere and superficial one. I mean, if you think pedophilia is bad and you say so, are you saying it because you are expressing a strongly held moral value, or because you want to appear righteous to others?

In this currently common sense of the word, a charge of virtue signaling is just as much virtue signaling as the statement it criticizes.
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Post#32 » by slicedbread2 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:52 am

I read up a bit about ole' Roy Tarpley and it was real depressing to see what could've been if he hadn't fallen victim to his vices. He's not the first person and won't be the last person to fall victim to his addictions and there are plenty out there whether it's drugs, alcohol, smoking, gambling you name it. It's sad as if there was more empathy out there where people wouldn't be so judgmental of others' vices that maybe those who are suffering could actually admit it and get the help they need without the fear of being scolded/looked down upon.

A lot of families have been broken up/lost forever and hopefully with people being more knowledgeable that maybe stuff like this could slowly be fixed but in the end you can't help someone who isn't willing to help themselves.

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Post#33 » by God Squad » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:54 am

I read the OP title as "How Good Was Roy Tarpley If He Had Not Tried to Snort Barkleys Weight in Powder" '

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Post#34 » by bradybunch » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:21 pm

People don't have to be known for their mistakes or illnesses.

Uncalled for.
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Post#35 » by hauntedcomputer » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:52 pm

He could've been the next Len Bias

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Post#36 » by Galloisdaman » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:29 pm

ellobo wrote:A better rebounding, worse shooting LaMarcus Aldridge.


Bologna Smasher wrote:About as good as Jayson Williams, which is nowhere near as good as Lou Amundson.


Much tougher than both these guys imo. He was a beast on the boards and a pretty good defender. I remember he would have 20 plus rebound games. You could not count on him to be 100% on the court but when on his game he was a guy capable of scoring 20 and grabbing 20 boards. If clean and healthy he was definitely an all star level player.
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Post#37 » by Winsome Gerbil » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:34 pm

God Squad wrote:I read the OP title as "How Good Was Roy Tarpley If He Had Not Tried to Snort Barkleys Weight in Powder" '

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Well..that might have been accurate too. :p

And a colorful image -- wish I had thought of it. The two were contemporaries.
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Post#38 » by Winsome Gerbil » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:40 pm

ellobo wrote:
Winsome Gerbil wrote:
Mr B wrote:That’s a pretty good comp. He was much more aggressive than LA and played better defense.


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I'm actually curious about the Aldridge comparison -- where's that come from?

I would have called Tarpley a huge rebounder, strong interior defender and shotblocker for a combo PF/C, and decent but not dominant interior scorer. Strong athlete too.

I would call Aldridge an ok rebounder (actually softish early in his career), indifferent defender without much shotblocking presence, and who's great talent was as a very skilled midrange jumpshooter. A finesse player who toughened up a bit later, but was still never more than a shrug physically. And of course they couldn't be more different as far as durability/dependability.

What's the similarity you are seeing? I admittedly have foggy memories of Tarpley's offense.


Ummm....it sounds like you just agreed with my comp and explained it in a little more detail.

Well, I mean...under my fuzzy memory the players had almost no similarities at all. Aldridge was a skilled jumpshooting wuss. Tarpley a dominant physical force inside on the boards.

That was why I wanted a clarification on Tarpley's offensive game -- all I could imagine to even bring up Aldridge's name was that maybe Tarpley's offense was midrange jumper based as well. Otherwise it seemed like a very random comparison between guys with totally different profiles.
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Post#39 » by ellobo » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:04 pm

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
ellobo wrote:
Winsome Gerbil wrote:
I'm actually curious about the Aldridge comparison -- where's that come from?

I would have called Tarpley a huge rebounder, strong interior defender and shotblocker for a combo PF/C, and decent but not dominant interior scorer. Strong athlete too.

I would call Aldridge an ok rebounder (actually softish early in his career), indifferent defender without much shotblocking presence, and who's great talent was as a very skilled midrange jumpshooter. A finesse player who toughened up a bit later, but was still never more than a shrug physically. And of course they couldn't be more different as far as durability/dependability.

What's the similarity you are seeing? I admittedly have foggy memories of Tarpley's offense.


Ummm....it sounds like you just agreed with my comp and explained it in a little more detail.

Well, I mean...under my fuzzy memory the players had almost no similarities at all. Aldridge was a skilled jumpshooting wuss. Tarpley a dominant physical force inside on the boards.

That was why I wanted a clarification on Tarpley's offensive game -- all I could imagine to even bring up Aldridge's name was that maybe Tarpley's offense was midrange jumper based as well. Otherwise it seemed like a very random comparison between guys with totally different profiles.


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