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 Post subject: Bob Kravitz kinda calling Larry Bird a "pro-white"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:16 pm 
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http://www.indystar.com/article/2009070 ... r+will+do+

The same Larry Bird who really had no problem calling the NBA a black man's game and even said he got offended when another white player was defending him?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1818396

You can question taking Hanborough so early, you can question Troy Murphy's contract that he swapped for Stephen Jackson, but this just gives me memories of the whole "Los Mets" blow-up the media had.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:49 pm 
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Instead of pro-white, I think they target guys who profile as a "sure thing". Guys with little upside, but you know what you will get from them. Hansborough, Roy Hibbert, Jr., AJ Price, Brandon Rush all fit the mold.

As an aside, my friends and I were discussing who the best current white, American NBA player is. We came up with Kirk Hinrich, which is kind of sad. Good player, but nowhere near the elite.

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Instead of pro-white, I think they target guys who profile as a "sure thing". Guys with little upside, but you know what you will get from them. Hansborough, Roy Hibbert, Jr., AJ Price, Brandon Rush all fit the mold.

As an aside, my friends and I were discussing who the best current white, American NBA player is. We came up with Kirk Hinrich, which is kind of sad. Good player, but nowhere near the elite.


Which immediately dispels the whole notion Bird covets the white player.

Yes Kirk Hinrich hurts a bit. I am holding out for Kevin Love but I have no idea what the Timberwolves organization is doing.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:06 pm 
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this is just wrong. not a cool thing to say.

is rush white? he drafted him last year.

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Living in Indianapolis, I think that Bob Kravitz can be a loose cannon. I stopped reading the Indianapolis star newspaper partly because of him

Having said that, It's time for Bird to be put into account for his time as a pacer executive in a make or break time for this franchise. At one time Indianapolis was a pacer crazy town and a basketball city. Now the whole city is awash in blue and white(colts) rather than blue and gold(pacers)

because of the football colts success, basketball has taken second place to NFL football in indianapolis. And it's even trickling down to the gridiron becoming more popular in the high schools of Indiana


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rejoice1 wrote:
At one time Indianapolis was a pacer crazy town and a basketball city. Now the whole city is awash in blue and white(colts) rather than blue and gold(pacers)

because of the football colts success, basketball has taken second place to NFL football in indianapolis. And it's even trickling down to the gridiron becoming more popular in the high schools of Indiana


In fairness the NBA is not what it was in the 1990's. The Knicks were one of the big cats in NY during that time and the NY media was on 24 hour Knick watch/talk during playoff time.

People talk about the glory days of boxing, baseball etc but we were able to see by far the glory days of the NBA. Nowadays the NFL obsenely wallops the NBA...

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Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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