What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about?

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What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#1 » by ljp24 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:57 pm

http://basketball.realgm.com/src_wireta ... _for_bird/

Bird said at the start of last year's training camp that the Pacers hadn't had a leader since Reggie Miller.

"I understood he was talking about me when he made comments like that," O'Neal said. "There's not many players that would want to stay in a situation like that."


That's true. Nobody in their right mind, even a bad GM like Bird, would call O'Neal a leader during the last three seasons.
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#2 » by Pancho_Pantera » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:11 pm

Biggest emo ever. He needs to retire.
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#3 » by Volcano » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:44 pm

from what I've seen of JO so far in Toronto...he seems to be a pretty good leader
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#4 » by PHILA » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:52 pm

JO is pissed he's playing with a bunch of softie's..
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#5 » by TheRaptor! » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:54 pm

Gonna be a very good game tonight between Toronto and Indiana
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#6 » by kdot99 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:01 am

How the hell is he crying? He's not speaking out of his ass...clearly a media reporter/writer asked him questions regarding the situation and he's being straight about it.

Him and Larry never had a good relationship, or much at all. The end.
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#7 » by RapsBulls4evr » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:16 am

This deserves or warrants discussions because?
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#8 » by hsgm » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:24 am

Raps4evr wrote:This deserves or warrants discussions because?


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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#9 » by Dr Aki » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:26 am

KG phoned him and gave a little talk about accountability
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#10 » by JO_CB_FTW » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:40 am

PHILA wrote:JO is pissed he's playing with a bunch of softie's..



man I am agreeing to what you are saying
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#11 » by 2009NBAChamps » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:30 pm

Not really crying but... he was asked a question and he gave a response..

you didn't like it so now you create a thread.... life goes on
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#12 » by phoenix_bladen » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:02 pm

Pancho_Pantera wrote:Biggest emo ever. He needs to retire.


you're an idiot

where the **** does he even complain?

if you actually listen to the guy in real life you notice he actually talks quite intelligent and thoughtful

something you dumbass need.
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#13 » by LeeBlaze » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:14 pm

Volcano wrote:from what I've seen of JO so far in Toronto...he seems to be a pretty good leader

Not trying to be a smarta** but how has he been a pretty good leader in Toronto? When they traded for JO, I expected Toronto to be one of the top teams in the East however with a 9-12 record, not even in the playoffs if playoffs started today. I understand it may take some time to mesh so that could be a part of it.
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#14 » by 5DOM » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:19 pm

guys, relax.

let's keep bashing KG not JO. it's not like Toronto deserves any attention
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#15 » by RapZilla » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:42 pm

LeeBlaze wrote:
Volcano wrote:from what I've seen of JO so far in Toronto...he seems to be a pretty good leader

Not trying to be a smarta** but how has he been a pretty good leader in Toronto? When they traded for JO, I expected Toronto to be one of the top teams in the East however with a 9-12 record, not even in the playoffs if playoffs started today. I understand it may take some time to mesh so that could be a part of it.


Not trying to be a smarta** but you seem to have answered your own question.

We knew that it was a risk taking a player with a history of injuries and who is getting a bit past his prime. He's had struggles, tweaked his knee and sprained his ankle but he's also had some great games too. Mostly he's been a vocal leader, he's saying all the right things and does so in a well spoken and humble manner while being a tough guy on the court.

For whatever reason we haven't been winning but I can point to a dozen other factors that have hurt us besides any problem with JO.
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#16 » by Kyrama » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:22 pm

PHILA wrote:JO is pissed he's playing with a bunch of softie's..

He fits right in.
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#17 » by RockTHECasbah » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:27 pm

jo is pissed because he sucks so much
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#18 » by RapZilla » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:11 am

RockTHECasbah wrote:jo is pissed because he sucks so much


What are you, 8 years old?
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Re: What is Jermaine O'Neal crying about? 

Post#19 » by ilikecb4 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:32 am

JO ain't a very vocal leader. I don't really think he's a leader at all actually.

He's an okay guy to have when he's your 2nd or 3rd best player.

He leads by example more than by words.

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