Mike Lantry, 1972
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|9 hours 42 min ago||His bigger issue, if you want||
His bigger issue, if you want to call it that, is that he's 21 going on 22 in June. NBA teams are going to be less inclined every year to invest a draft pick in a guy who has an injury history and is older than you think. I actually think he's pretty likely to leave if he can get some positive reviews from scouts and draft experts.
|9 hours 44 min ago||Maybe step away from the||
Maybe step away from the keyboard for the rest of the night.
|9 hours 47 min ago||I presume you recognize that||
I presume you recognize that Hardaway is in the NBA, and thriving, in large part because of his athletic ability? And while GRIII can jump high, he has a relatively slow first step and has trouble getting past many college defenders.
|9 hours 49 min ago||I kind of doubt Charles||
I kind of doubt Charles Woodson would look at a Wolverine and current student athlete and question the kid's manhood. Now, semi-anonymous posters on a website...
|9 hours 50 min ago||Great to see. Greatness||
Great to see. Greatness recognizes greatness and all that jazz.
|12 hours 27 min ago||No guys, you have it all||
No guys, you have it all wrong. He's amazing. Hell, he's a lock top-5 pick who'll be an NBA star for a decade. Definitely should leave after this year; hell, get an agent tonight and start negotiating that big Gatorade contract or whatever. I mean, when you see Stauskas and Harris on the floor, Harris just looks like the most amazing player in the world while Nik is, frankly, just a shooter. He needs to stay at least 1 more year, hell maybe 2, just to refine his game to even be in the shadow of Mr. Harris. I actually think Harris has been so amazing this year that any good HS player should think twice about signing with MSU for the next 5 years just because the institutional memory of Harris will place a pall upon any of there accomplishments.
|12 hours 31 min ago||Honestly, they aren't great||
Honestly, they aren't great anywhere. I've watched some BE and AAC games that were atrociously called. And the ACC may be the worst in terms of home cooking.
|12 hours 32 min ago||I think this year because||
I think this year because last year always felt a bit charmed. This year's team was a bubble squad heading into the conference slate. Hell, they weren't ranked until midway through that winning streak. Obviously tournament time may be different, but it just feels more impressive to win a conference championship at 15-3 without any real scheduling benefits.
|12 hours 34 min ago||Rooting for either Duke or||
Rooting for either Duke or UNC in basketball feels like rooting for entitled douchebags battling against slightly less entitled douchebags.
|20 hours 6 min ago||As others have noted, this is||
As others have noted, this is McDermott's award, but to be one of the two representatives from arguably the top conference in the country is pretty amazing. What's also pretty amazing is that you could argue Caris is just as valuable to this team's success, and that speaks very well for the future in the even Nik leaves. Still, my money is on him hearing from scouts that he isn't a lock for the lottery and possibly returning, as the draft doesn't appear nearly as loaded next year.
|20 hours 10 min ago||Listen, you have to secure||
Listen, you have to secure that NIT seeding by any means necessary.
|23 hours 6 min ago||I suspect he'll fill out||
I suspect he'll fill out horrible calls and dumb blocking fouls in the first 2 minutes.
|23 hours 7 min ago||So something happened||
So something happened yesterday in hockey?
|2 days 21 hours ago||It's fine. I like the more||
It's fine. I like the more classic look, but college basketball unis seem to always be changing so it is hard to become attached.
|2 days 21 hours ago||The complexity of human||
The complexity of human beings is a why this can be so hard to "like" or "dislike" a guy. On one hand, Payne does stuff like this and seems like an amazing guy. On the other hand, we have all of those accusations/issues stemming from the sexual assault claim that is being investigated that paints him in a different, far less flattering light.
I think we tend to forget that about athletes; we see one small part of them a couple of nights a week, but like us all they are complex and multi-layered. I guess it may be easier to just blanket love/hate certain people because of a small base of criteria, though that feels pretty hollow.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Daniel Horton all the way for me. Graham Brown||
Daniel Horton all the way for me. Graham Brown was also a favorite.
|2 days 22 hours ago||For the right price sure, but I suspect he'll want||
For the right price sure, but I suspect he'll want more than the market will bear.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Nice breakdown. It feels||
Nice breakdown. It feels like this team is slated for the 3-seed, and frankly I'd rather have a favorable matchup as a 3-seed than maybe a bit of a "reach" as the weakest 2-seed.
I actually think Kansas as a 1 seems like a bit of a stretch, but I'm not sure if anyone in the 2 pack deserves it more.
|3 days 20 hours ago||It's a good question, but one||
It's a good question, but one whose answers have calcified along party lines. Personally, I think he should have been given more time, but that presumes a perfect world where the local media and fans aren't holding pitchforks and axes.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I think the BTT helps the||
I think the BTT helps the conference get a team or two into/higher in the tourney each year, and only a couple of years ago it was definitely helpful in getting UM a bid when they beat Minnesota (I believe). That said, I'm fine with the team losing in the secong game; they aren't going anywhere in terms of seeding and I'd hate to see an injury. Of course, if they can get to the final without playing their starters forever, then by all means go for it.
As for the road to the conference title, it is probably the most satisfying because they didn't win it because of a scheduling quirk; they split or beat outright every one of the main competitors, and did so usually pretty convincingly. All banners are great, but this one was earned to the nth degree.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I know some people think this||
I know some people think this is idiotic, but he might as well do what he feels is best. I know he can find a great agent and lawyer if he wants, but we've seen quite a few "agents" royally screw up, even good ones, in these circumstances. It happens. So if Suh figures he knows what he wants and can get it, might as well save the money.
|5 days 42 min ago||hope he recovers. As I said yesterday, I think||
hope he recovers. As I said yesterday, I think he's a jerk, but I want him to be a healthy jerk.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Happy to see Drummond||
Happy to see Drummond continue to play well. That frontcourt needs to have an overhaul, but he's definitely a stud.
Any time you score 61 points against NBA players (and the Bobcats are a fringe playoff team this year), that's impressive.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Knicks announcers were||
Knicks announcers were absolutely disgusted about midway through the third quarter.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Live by the noodle, die by||
Live by the noodle, die by the noodle.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Oh lord is this a rough game||
Oh lord is this a rough game to watch.
|5 days 14 hours ago||yeah, this has been discussed in other threads.||
yeah, this has been discussed in other threads. BPI seems like a kitchen sink approach, and as a result seems to have lots of noise and logical fallacies baked in.
|5 days 19 hours ago||This looks like one of those||
This looks like one of those uniforms worn during the "future football" game in Starship Troopers.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Better big than Schweddy|
|5 days 19 hours ago||At some point, I think||
At some point, I think everyone just needs to accept that students won't come to crappy home games with lots of draconian rules in place when they can sit at their parties and get a better view of the game on a 70" screen and all the trappings of home. I mean, I was at UM in the early 00's, and that was largely before people had nice TVs and HD picture, and you were still seeing students not show up for the crappy games. Not every game needs to be UTL, but punishing people who show up and care about a sport is the easiest way to make them not come back.