Dinwiddie on Wizards: "For them, They’re over there trying to get paid, not play winning basketball

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Re: Dinwiddie on Wizards: "For them, They’re over there trying to get paid, not play winning basketball 

Post#21 » by Tor_Raps » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:15 pm

Then that's crappy considering the Mavs are only 3 gamed ahead of the Wizards in the standings... And Luka on the Wizards roster would be championship favourites so might wanna chill on trashing them lol.
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Post#22 » by HanzGruber » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:17 pm

He may be right but it’s kinda dumb to say when you lose to them 3 times in a row lol
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Post#23 » by cupcakesnake » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:18 pm

Texas Chuck wrote:shut up Spencer. Worry about your team, mate.


I read the quote as being about the Mavs. He's criticizing his team losing to a team that isn't even as focused on winning.
For a team that has real aspirations and has an MVP, went to the conference finals last year, we have to be better to a man."

I'm not saying it's a good quote, but I think he's disparaging the Mavs first and doesn't mind as much collateral damage to the Wiz as possible.
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Post#24 » by Revived » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:20 pm

TravisScott55 wrote:Dinwiddie is by far the biggest idiot in the NBA

Isn’t Dinwiddie the same guy that was trying to get paid entirely in Bitcoin or something? The NBA saved him from himself…but then on social media he was promoting bunch of scam NFTs and stuff.
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Post#25 » by Mickey8 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:22 pm

Weird quote after the loss from them.
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Re: Dinwiddie on Wizards: "For them, They’re over there trying to get paid, not play winning basketball 

Post#26 » by Texas Chuck » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:22 pm

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Texas Chuck wrote:shut up Spencer. Worry about your team, mate.


I read the quote as being about the Mavs. He's criticizing his team losing to a team that isn't even as focused on winning.
For a team that has real aspirations and has an MVP, went to the conference finals last year, we have to be better to a man."

I'm not saying it's a good quote, but I think he's disparaging the Mavs first and doesn't mind as much collateral damage to the Wiz as possible.


You can say your team needs to beat teams at home without the little petty shot at your old team. I know that ended poorly and Spencer is really happy to be out of there, but no need for that. Guys move around a lot. It's likely one or more of those players become his teammate down the road. It's why he has a bad reputation with a lot of players. He is outspoken to a fault. Sometimes guys don't want to hear it. And this ain't Chris Paul and his resume either.
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Post#27 » by Vox Populi » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:25 pm

The Wizards seem like a team that exists only so the bigwigs in the capital have somewhere to take friends.
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Post#28 » by KyRo23 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:28 pm

He found a way to **** on the Wizards and his own team at the same time. Honestly impressive
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Post#29 » by Nate505 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:33 pm

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So, let me make sure I'm understanding this correctly.

Spencer Dinwiddie, a member of the Mavericks and a team with a 25-24 record, takes a shot at the Wizards, a team with a 21-26 record (or let's say, two more losses than the Mavs currently), about their willingness to win?

I mean, at least he said this after the Mavs thrashed the Wizards and the Wizards were playing like dog crap out there right? Oh, he said it after the Mavs lost to the Wizards at home?

What the hell? Is he some kind of clueless **** moron or something?
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Post#30 » by WillyJakkz » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:43 pm

Maybe the Mavericks should play "not winning basketball" and they'd start winning?

Honestly sounds like a shot because he lost to his former team and really wanted to beat them.
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Post#31 » by Pointgod » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:45 pm

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The best part about this quote is that it can also be applied to Wizards ownership and management
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Post#32 » by AbeVigodaLive » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:16 pm

Inspektor1312 wrote:Don’t watch them so I don’t know if it’s true, but this reminded me of one Darko Milicic quote about playing in Minnesota with K.Love. He hated how Love was happier if he scored 30 and lost, then if he scored 10 and the team won (I’m paraphrasing).



"I had the opportunity to play with great players in the NBA, but they were all crybabies, like Kevin Love, for example."

- Darko Millicic

The funny part is that the Kevin Love Minnesota teams barely won with Darko, so just how often did this occur?

- Minnesota was 2 - 22 in games Darko Milicic appeared in his first season in Minnesota. The GM, David Kahn, still thought it was a good idea to beg and plead with Darko to resign for four more years.
- The Wolves went 15 - 54 with Darko as its starting center in year 2.
- The Wolves won 14 games with Darko the next season... before they benched him... then gave him DNPs for the remainder of the season. Then, they waived him as it was clear that Darko (1) sucked and (2) was just there to collect paychecks.

That's only 31 wins over 2.5 seasons. LOL.



[Note: That's all a bunch of context around a single thought -- screw Darko. He was terrible and lazy and petulant and should never be taken seriously for what he did on the court... or said off of it.]
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Re: Dinwiddie on Wizards: "For them, They’re over there trying to get paid, not play winning basketball 

Post#33 » by Capn'O » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:33 pm

Knicks fans are thrilled with this development.

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Knicks own the Wizards pick 15-30. Wizards are currently 2.5 games away of moving up in the standings and relinquishing their pick to us

Knicks own the Mavs pick 11-30. Mavs are currently in the 17 slot but only 1 game away of moving back in the standings to relinquish a better pick (11th) to us
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Re: Dinwiddie on Wizards: "For them, They’re over there trying to get paid, not play winning basketball 

Post#34 » by DwayneSchintzus » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:39 pm

AbeVigodaLive wrote:
Inspektor1312 wrote:Don’t watch them so I don’t know if it’s true, but this reminded me of one Darko Milicic quote about playing in Minnesota with K.Love. He hated how Love was happier if he scored 30 and lost, then if he scored 10 and the team won (I’m paraphrasing).



"I had the opportunity to play with great players in the NBA, but they were all crybabies, like Kevin Love, for example."

- Darko Millicic

The funny part is that the Kevin Love Minnesota teams barely won with Darko, so just how often did this occur?

- Minnesota was 2 - 22 in games Darko Milicic appeared in his first season in Minnesota. The GM, David Kahn, still thought it was a good idea to beg and plead with Darko to resign for four more years.
- The Wolves went 15 - 54 with Darko as its starting center in year 2.
- The Wolves won 14 games with Darko the next season... before they benched him... then gave him DNPs for the remainder of the season. Then, they waived him as it was clear that Darko (1) sucked and (2) was just there to collect paychecks.

That's only 31 wins over 2.5 seasons. LOL.



[Note: That's all a bunch of context around a single thought -- screw Darko. He was terrible and lazy and petulant and should never be taken seriously for what he did on the court... or said off of it.]


I just want to say, I love this board for this exact reason - someone looking up the T-Wolves' record with Darko Milicic just to **** on him. Well done hahahaha.
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Post#36 » by Exp0sed » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:41 pm

Duffman100 wrote:They're not trying to pay winning basketball yet still beat you?

Feels like Dinwiddie should be more concerned about the Mavericks.


did u read what he said?

he IS concerned about the Mavs, that's what he's saying: "we should be better to a man" meaning - we should be but we aren't.
that's directed at himself and his teammates

and yes while he is at it, he fires a veiled shot towards the wizards and the toxic lockeroom he was traded from
i'm sure if u ask KCP he'll tell u the same thing (about the Wizards, I mean)

Point is he's being hard on himself and the Mavs
I can paraphrase what he said as: "it's embrassing to lose a team where everyone plays for themselves"

and he's right, a home loss to the shorthanded Wizards it embrassing
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Re: Dinwiddie on Wizards: "For them, They’re over there trying to get paid, not play winning basketball 

Post#37 » by cupcakesnake » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:51 pm

Texas Chuck wrote:
cupcakesnake wrote:
Texas Chuck wrote:shut up Spencer. Worry about your team, mate.


I read the quote as being about the Mavs. He's criticizing his team losing to a team that isn't even as focused on winning.
For a team that has real aspirations and has an MVP, went to the conference finals last year, we have to be better to a man."

I'm not saying it's a good quote, but I think he's disparaging the Mavs first and doesn't mind as much collateral damage to the Wiz as possible.


You can say your team needs to beat teams at home without the little petty shot at your old team. I know that ended poorly and Spencer is really happy to be out of there, but no need for that. Guys move around a lot. It's likely one or more of those players become his teammate down the road. It's why he has a bad reputation with a lot of players. He is outspoken to a fault. Sometimes guys don't want to hear it. And this ain't Chris Paul and his resume either.


100% agree it was petty.
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Post#38 » by JonFromVA » Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:53 pm

Vox Populi wrote:The Wizards seem like a team that exists only so the bigwigs in the capital have somewhere to take friends.


lol, I've never got that sense. DC has a strong basketball culture and would love to cheer for a team that was all about winning and actually did win; but like in most arenas around the country I would presume corporations buy up most of the expensive lower level seats.
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Post#39 » by zshawn10 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:30 pm

Buddy, the Mavs only have 4 more wins that the Wizards lol
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Post#40 » by ken6199 » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:50 pm

I like Dinwiddie's brutal honesty. It's not secret that most of the guys in this league play for money, and only a selected few who don't care about money at certain stage in their careers with the only goal to win a championship. I actually wish more guys call it like this.

All these players talk PC stuff in front of camera "I just want to win, and get better every day", while thinking "hmmm my team is hopeless anyway how can I make myself look good and get that next contract".

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