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2010-03-31 01:36:14 PM  
New Jersey is Duke country.

That's all the reason you need to hate Duke and know that Duke sucks.


/dnrtfa
 
2010-03-31 01:39:13 PM  
I thought Duke country was Durham County. All the Tarholes can claim the rest of the state.
 
2010-03-31 01:40:40 PM  
Because it's not possible to hate Duke any more?
 
2010-03-31 01:42:55 PM  

rilke19: I thought Duke country was Durham County. All the Tarholes can claim the rest of the state.


Some of us NC State fans claim part of the state, as I'm sure Wake fans do. East Carolina fans can go fark themselves, they don't get any.
 
2010-03-31 01:43:42 PM  
Who cares about duke, they blow?

Oh College Basketball....... have fun with that.
 
2010-03-31 01:48:00 PM  
FTA:

"9 Jon Scheyer. He might be another in a long line of white guards. But he doesn't pound the court like Wojo or make those facial gyrations like Chris Collins. Plus, he's playing out of position at point guard. "

HA HA HA HA HA HA!

z.about.com

www.usabasketball.com

media3.washingtonpost.com

any my personal favorite:

cache.daylife.com
 
2010-03-31 01:48:10 PM  
I've never hated Duke.
 
2010-03-31 01:50:19 PM  
Three of the reasons listed are the reason I can't stand to watch Duke on TV. Three mediocre white guys slobbered over by the media for their gritty play and heart! These kids are all smart players, they're really coaches on the court, they really understand the game! Every season it's the same thing, different faces.
 
2010-03-31 01:59:58 PM  
fark that, john wayne is the....oh wait

/nevermind
 
2010-03-31 02:09:41 PM  

zarberg: FTA:

"9 Jon Scheyer. He might be another in a long line of white guards. But he doesn't pound the court like Wojo or make those facial gyrations like Chris Collins. Plus, he's playing out of position at point guard. "

HA HA HA HA HA HA!

any my personal favorite:


yeah, I was shown numerous times by Farkers that his facial expressions are comedy gold. Thanks

Duke has players who generally graduate and play hard. I read on Wikipedia (probbaly edited by Coach K) that Duke has th emost former players in the NBA
 
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2010-03-31 02:10:15 PM  

Lil' Max Meatboots: rilke19: I thought Duke country was Durham County. All the Tarholes can claim the rest of the state.

Some of us NC State fans claim part of the state, as I'm sure Wake fans do. East Carolina fans can go fark themselves, they don't get any.


ECU hate....BWHAHAHAHA. Spoken like a true butthurt Wolfpack fan.

/Go ASU
 
2010-03-31 02:20:46 PM  
I don't hate Duke

I despise Duke
 
2010-03-31 02:28:49 PM  
Suck a bag of dicks.

GO DUKE!!!
 
2010-03-31 02:29:07 PM  
Uhm, a lot of those reasons are reasons to hate Duke.

I'll give you a good reason to hate Duke:

Dick Vitale.

He's such a Duke jock sniffer, it's ridiculous. Having them get destroyed in an upset would be sweet, delicious schadenfreude.
 
2010-03-31 02:30:31 PM  
There is only 1 team from North Carolina.

/Go Devils!!
 
2010-03-31 02:31:37 PM  

generaltimmy: zarberg: FTA:

"9 Jon Scheyer. He might be another in a long line of white guards. But he doesn't pound the court like Wojo or make those facial gyrations like Chris Collins. Plus, he's playing out of position at point guard. "

HA HA HA HA HA HA!

any my personal favorite:

yeah, I was shown numerous times by Farkers that his facial expressions are comedy gold. Thanks

Duke has players who generally graduate and play hard. I read on Wikipedia (probbaly edited by Coach K) that Duke has th emost former players in the NBA


and least successful NBA players

/loves Duke
//Chris Duhon is a great example. Fantastic college pg, but hes more of a distributor and a 4th option on offense. He is a bad fit for the current Knicks team. However if you put him on a team that had a great 2,3 and 4 or 5 he would be perfect. That or Boston should snag him to run the 2nd string. He would be perfect off the bench
///Chris is a really nice guy in real life though, met him 5 minutes before I did JJ. JJ was a dick
////Reggie Love, hilarious, so was Casey Sanders.
//cool slashies for Duke fans
 
2010-03-31 02:38:18 PM  

PowerSlacker: New Jersey is Duke country.


This. Most of these don't make any sense.

3 They do things the right way. Which team is harder to like: Duke, which recruits its All-Americans properly out of high school, or Kentucky, which threw a sack of money at John Calipari so he could take his talented recruiting class from Memphis to Lexington?

While Calipari has his recruiting problems, Duke has their flopping problems on both ends of the court, which many would consider the wrong way to win. Also, if Kentucky and Duke were to meet in the finals, you root for Kentucky since Calipari would be stripped of his title later on.

7 Brian Zoubek. Here is a 7-footer from Haddonfield who could barely get out of his own way as a freshman. Now, as a senior, he has developed into a reliable presence at center for a Final Four team.

His trademark move is the illegal screen. While Singler and Scheyer are athletic players, they aren't necessarily quick, just quick for their size. Zoubek's follow through (either hip or shoulder) assures open jumpers for these players. It only took him 4 years to not travel every time he touched the ball. Congrats?

9 Jon Scheyer. He might be another in a long line of white guards. But he doesn't pound the court like Wojo or make those facial gyrations like Chris Collins. Plus, he's playing out of position at point guard.

Is this article a troll attempt?

How about Nolan Smith? He's the son of a former NBA player who died when Nolan was still in elementary school. He decided to go to Duke when his dad's friend Johnny Dawkins was still an assistant. Dawkins left for Stanford after Smith's freshman year, and Smith struggled as an undersized SG being forced into the PG position. Now, he might be the primary reason that Duke is in the FF.
 
2010-03-31 02:49:13 PM  

moistD: //Chris Duhon is a great example. Fantastic college pg, but hes more of a distributor and a 4th option on offense. He is a bad fit for the current Knicks team. However if you put him on a team that had a great 2,3 and 4 or 5 he would be perfect. That or Boston should snag him to run the 2nd string. He would be perfect off the bench


I'm confused since the Knicks are all offense and no defense. David Lee, Tracy McGrady, Al Harrington, Gallinari, Bill Walker, Eddie House... which one of those guys isn't a purely offensive player? Maybe Eddie House.
 
2010-03-31 02:52:52 PM  

Doogled: While Calipari has his recruiting problems, Duke has their flopping problems on both ends of the court, which many would consider the wrong way to win. Also, if Kentucky and Duke were to meet in the finals, you root for Kentucky since Calipari would be stripped of his title later on.


I would pay such good money to be a fly on the wall at practice when Ratface teaches new Duke freshmen the best way to flop.
 
2010-03-31 02:56:28 PM  

Cheeseweasel: Uhm, a lot of those reasons are reasons to hate Duke.

I'll give you a good reason to hate Duke:

Dick Vitale.

He's such a Duke jock sniffer, it's ridiculous. Having them get destroyed in an upset would be sweet, delicious schadenfreude.


Vitale loves all the big time programs. I think his demeanor is what people really hate.

moistD: generaltimmy: zarberg: FTA:

"9 Jon Scheyer. He might be another in a long line of white guards. But he doesn't pound the court like Wojo or make those facial gyrations like Chris Collins. Plus, he's playing out of position at point guard. "

HA HA HA HA HA HA!

any my personal favorite:

yeah, I was shown numerous times by Farkers that his facial expressions are comedy gold. Thanks

Duke has players who generally graduate and play hard. I read on Wikipedia (probbaly edited by Coach K) that Duke has th emost former players in the NBA

and least successful NBA players

/loves Duke
//Chris Duhon is a great example. Fantastic college pg, but hes more of a distributor and a 4th option on offense. He is a bad fit for the current Knicks team. However if you put him on a team that had a great 2,3 and 4 or 5 he would be perfect. That or Boston should snag him to run the 2nd string. He would be perfect off the bench
///Chris is a really nice guy in real life though, met him 5 minutes before I did JJ. JJ was a dick
////Reggie Love, hilarious, so was Casey Sanders.
//cool slashies for Duke fans


Care to explain? Duke players also have a lot of international Basketball suck-sess
 
2010-03-31 03:05:49 PM  

Doogled: moistD: //Chris Duhon is a great example. Fantastic college pg, but hes more of a distributor and a 4th option on offense. He is a bad fit for the current Knicks team. However if you put him on a team that had a great 2,3 and 4 or 5 he would be perfect. That or Boston should snag him to run the 2nd string. He would be perfect off the bench

I'm confused since the Knicks are all offense and no defense. David Lee, Tracy McGrady, Al Harrington, Gallinari, Bill Walker, Eddie House... which one of those guys isn't a purely offensive player? Maybe Eddie House.


Gallinari replaced Duhon, McGrady wasn't there until Duhon was out of the starting line up. If you put him in rondos position (with a healthy lineup) he would be a great pg. Not as good as Rondo, but he would play a lot better. The players on the Knicks may be offensive minded but they are not reliable. Only David Lee is.


generaltimmy: Cheeseweasel: Uhm, a lot of those reasons are reasons to hate Duke.

I'll give you a good reason to hate Duke:

Dick Vitale.

He's such a Duke jock sniffer, it's ridiculous. Having them get destroyed in an upset would be sweet, delicious schadenfreude.

Vitale loves all the big time programs. I think his demeanor is what people really hate.

moistD: generaltimmy: zarberg: FTA:

"9 Jon Scheyer. He might be another in a long line of white guards. But he doesn't pound the court like Wojo or make those facial gyrations like Chris Collins. Plus, he's playing out of position at point guard. "

HA HA HA HA HA HA!

any my personal favorite:

yeah, I was shown numerous times by Farkers that his facial expressions are comedy gold. Thanks

Duke has players who generally graduate and play hard. I read on Wikipedia (probbaly edited by Coach K) that Duke has th emost former players in the NBA

and least successful NBA players

/loves Duke
//Chris Duhon is a great example. Fantastic college pg, but hes more of a distributor and a 4th option on offense. He is a bad fit for the current Knicks team. However if you put him on a team that had a great 2,3 and 4 or 5 he would be perfect. That or Boston should snag him to run the 2nd string. He would be perfect off the bench
///Chris is a really nice guy in real life though, met him 5 minutes before I did JJ. JJ was a dick
////Reggie Love, hilarious, so was Casey Sanders.
//cool slashies for Duke fans

Care to explain? Duke players also have a lot of international Basketball suck-sess


as for the bolded part, I met Chris Duhon 5 minutes before I met JJ at a party. JJ just came off as arrogant and a dick. I was mostly commenting on what the players from 2003 were like in person.

As for lack of NBA success. Most Duke players never really make a name for themselves. The best players currently are Boozer, Battier and Deng. The rest are all role players. But none of them are Hall of Famers. The best Duke player who had a chance was Jay (Jason at the time) Williams before he was a moron and rode a motorcycle.

/Compare them to say Wake Forest, who just in the past few decades have produced Mugsy Bogues (my favorite player ever), Tim Duncan (the greatest PF) and Chris Paul. But none of them were on a powerhouse team in college. Just something I find funny. People hate Duke players, but they almost never amount to anything post-college in terms of basketball career.
 
2010-03-31 03:11:40 PM  
Can't believe I am the first...

static.pyzam.com
 
2010-03-31 03:12:42 PM  
Duke is and always will be better than Kentucky.

Suck on that Drew because you know it to be true.
 
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2010-03-31 03:28:34 PM  

DukeBabe: Suck a bag of dicks.

GO DUKE!!!


LOL!

/My favorite saying
 
2010-03-31 03:34:50 PM  

Doogled: How about Nolan Smith? He's the son of a former NBA player who died when Nolan was still in elementary school. He decided to go to Duke when his dad's friend Johnny Dawkins was still an assistant. Dawkins left for Stanford after Smith's freshman year, and Smith struggled as an undersized SG being forced into the PG position. Now, he might be the primary reason that Duke is in the FF.


Nolan Smith is black. The article is all about how maybe the last two decades of Duke stars have been whiny overrated white guys who get away with left-arm elbowing everything in sight when they drive the lane (I'm looking at you, J.J. Redick and your godawful poetry) but THIS batch of white Duke stars is different no matter how may screenshots of Scheyer making a hilariously whiny face there are.

Written like a true Duke fan. A couple arguments that maybe are believable, and then eventually degrading into "but I really like these players!"

Also, let's laugh at J.J. Redick's poetry some more. He's only inspired by the poems of Nas.

Link (new window)

/teaches creative writing.
//uses this on the first day as an example of what not to do.
 
2010-03-31 03:34:57 PM  

moistD: Gallinari replaced Duhon, McGrady wasn't there until Duhon was out of the starting line up. If you put him in rondos position (with a healthy lineup) he would be a great pg. Not as good as Rondo, but he would play a lot better. The players on the Knicks may be offensive minded but they are not reliable. Only David Lee is.


You know how I know that you haven't seen the Knicks in 2 years? Gallinari is a 6'10" F, who has never and will never play PG. Duhon was replaced by former FSU PG Toney Douglas.

Yes, surrounding Duhon with 3 All-Stars would probably make him better than his performance in NY. However, in Boston, Rondo would be considered the second option after Pierce. A lot of possessions rely on Rondo's ability to beat his man and the opposing bigs respect for Rondo's ability to finish in the paint.

In my opinion, Duhon would be a better fit in Miami, but I'm not sure he's a starting PG in this league.

/Not a Knicks fan
//But I have seen them play this season
 
2010-03-31 03:37:17 PM  
7 reasons to hate Duke

7. People keep bringing up the 1992 game. The only reason people call it the "best game ever" is a lucky shot by Laettner. Had Christian missed, nobody would make that claim.

6. Duke in general is overhyped by the media (I'm looking at you Dick Vitale), and most years fail to live up to expectations.

5. There are way too many Duke games on out of market. I'm sick of seeing an ESPN show Duke versus Tom Jones State in prime time in Nashville, when I can't find the Vandy game on any of the 30 sports channels.

4. There are way too many Duke fans outside North Carolina.

3. Most Duke fans are insufferable douches that jumped on the bandwagon two decades ago when Duke was good, and now that Duke's back in the final four, they're coming back out of the woodwork. Face it, if you or an immediate family member didn't attend Duke or you're not from North Carolina, you are a douche for being a Duke fan.

2. Duke-UNC is not the greatest college basketball rivalry. It hasn't even been competitive for the last four seasons. (UNC dominated the last three, Duke this season).

1. Face it, Duke is the USC of college basketball. It's fashionable to hate Duke. I just go with what's cool to do.
 
2010-03-31 03:41:28 PM  
I don't hate Duke, but since they beat my Baylor Bears, I would not mind if Butler takes the championship.
 
2010-03-31 03:43:47 PM  

Doogled: moistD: Gallinari replaced Duhon, McGrady wasn't there until Duhon was out of the starting line up. If you put him in rondos position (with a healthy lineup) he would be a great pg. Not as good as Rondo, but he would play a lot better. The players on the Knicks may be offensive minded but they are not reliable. Only David Lee is.

You know how I know that you haven't seen the Knicks in 2 years? Gallinari is a 6'10" F, who has never and will never play PG. Duhon was replaced by former FSU PG Toney Douglas.

Yes, surrounding Duhon with 3 All-Stars would probably make him better than his performance in NY. However, in Boston, Rondo would be considered the second option after Pierce. A lot of possessions rely on Rondo's ability to beat his man and the opposing bigs respect for Rondo's ability to finish in the paint.

In my opinion, Duhon would be a better fit in Miami, but I'm not sure he's a starting PG in this league.

/Not a Knicks fan
//But I have seen them play this season


haha you are right I haven't watched them in a bit, because I don't watch pro basketball that much, or at least follow it as much as I should. my mistake.

As for Miami. Wouldn't Miami want a PG that had a reliable outside shot? Since d-wade can drive, shoot and dish. The defense has to respect all angles of his offensive game. Wouldn't they want someone d-wade can dish out too when he drives and can launch a 3? Similar to Cleveland with Lebron and Mo Williams.

The Lakers could use Duhon, the Mavs, the Magic, the Hawks, the Bucks (maybe), the Trail Blazers (when healthy). Duhon can finish, and he is an assist machine. His shot not so good.
 
2010-03-31 03:45:03 PM  
www.spartyandfriends.com


/hot, unlike the girls at dook
 
2010-03-31 03:46:25 PM  

Dafatone: Doogled: How about Nolan Smith? He's the son of a former NBA player who died when Nolan was still in elementary school. He decided to go to Duke when his dad's friend Johnny Dawkins was still an assistant. Dawkins left for Stanford after Smith's freshman year, and Smith struggled as an undersized SG being forced into the PG position. Now, he might be the primary reason that Duke is in the FF.

Nolan Smith is black. The article is all about how maybe the last two decades of Duke stars have been whiny overrated white guys who get away with left-arm elbowing everything in sight when they drive the lane (I'm looking at you, J.J. Redick and your godawful poetry) but THIS batch of white Duke stars is different no matter how may screenshots of Scheyer making a hilariously whiny face there are.

Written like a true Duke fan. A couple arguments that maybe are believable, and then eventually degrading into "but I really like these players!"

Also, let's laugh at J.J. Redick's poetry some more. He's only inspired by the poems of Nas.

Link (new window)

/teaches creative writing.
//uses this on the first day as an example of what not to do.


Seriously? Holy crap that's awesome. I owe you several beers.
 
2010-03-31 03:48:09 PM  

Doogled: PowerSlacker: New Jersey is Duke country.

This. Most of these don't make any sense.

3 They do things the right way. Which team is harder to like: Duke, which recruits its All-Americans properly out of high school, or Kentucky, which threw a sack of money at John Calipari so he could take his talented recruiting class from Memphis to Lexington?

While Calipari has his recruiting problems, Duke has their flopping problems on both ends of the court, which many would consider the wrong way to win. Also, if Kentucky and Duke were to meet in the finals, you root for Kentucky since Calipari would be stripped of his title later on.
.


Ah yes, but how can you disrespect the gracefulness and fluidity of Greg Paulus?

flops
 
2010-03-31 03:49:40 PM  
Let's list the reasons why I hate them, shall we?

* Pretentious private school. I mean reeaaaallly pretentious (and yes, i have met actual dookies, before you ask)
* Coach K is a rat-faced hypocrite who has spent the past 13 years doing EXACTLY what he complained about Dean Smith doing for the previous 17 years
* The team must have one white guy at all times that, while good at dook, will never do well in the NBA because when he isn't getting his ass kicked, he won't have an ACC ref in his pocket.
* Every player must, at least once in every game, re-enact the gassing scene from Goldfinger and get the call for the acting job.
* The Kentucky game (I'm a Friar fan, and they beat Pitino, need I say more?)
* Extended family in NC that hates them too, and gave me plenty of UNC gear growing up
* Christian Laettner, the crybaby of crybabies Thomas Hill, Wojo, Trajan Langdon, Reddick, Danny Ferry, Paulus, Cherokee Parks, Bobby Hurley, and Jay Bilas, to name just a few of the more annoying dookies.

I'm sorry, but no one's ever going to get me to like the dookies. Hell, Dean Smith himself could pay me trillions of dollars and infinite hot nymphomanic chicks to do it, and I still wouldn't be able to bring myself to it.
 
2010-03-31 03:50:42 PM  

Hatman013: /hot, unlike the girls at dook


oh man that was a really good game. Duhon played with a broken rib. Too bad sheldon and JJ (as usual in the tournament) sucked. Deng was reliable. They got lucky with some questionable foul calls early in the game against UCONN and Emeka.

/UCONN and Michigan State :: 2 teams I never want to see in the tournament, they have Duke's "number"
//UCONN was the better team that year
///The next year could have been so good. stupid Shaun Livingston going pro from high school and Deng leaving...
 
2010-03-31 03:54:35 PM  

pion: 7. People keep bringing up the 1992 game. The only reason people call it the "best game ever" is a lucky shot by Laettner. Had Christian missed, nobody would make that claim.

6. Duke in general is overhyped by the media (I'm looking at you Dick Vitale), and most years fail to live up to expectations.

5. There are way too many Duke games on out of market. I'm sick of seeing an ESPN show Duke versus Tom Jones State in prime time in Nashville, when I can't find the Vandy game on any of the 30 sports channels.


For #7, you forgot the ubiquitous shot of Thomas Hill crying like the princess Laettner is. And I forgot those other two. You'd think ESPN's college basketball division had offices in Cameron.

\was walking out of Charlotte Coliseum right about the time Pete Gillen was giving the world the "dook is dook" press conference
\\3-16-97 NEVAR FORGET! :D
 
2010-03-31 04:00:52 PM  

FriarReb98: pion: 7. People keep bringing up the 1992 game. The only reason people call it the "best game ever" is a lucky shot by Laettner. Had Christian missed, nobody would make that claim.

6. Duke in general is overhyped by the media (I'm looking at you Dick Vitale), and most years fail to live up to expectations.

5. There are way too many Duke games on out of market. I'm sick of seeing an ESPN show Duke versus Tom Jones State in prime time in Nashville, when I can't find the Vandy game on any of the 30 sports channels.

For #7, you forgot the ubiquitous shot of Thomas Hill crying like the princess Laettner is. And I forgot those other two. You'd think ESPN's college basketball division had offices in Cameron.

\was walking out of Charlotte Coliseum right about the time Pete Gillen was giving the world the "dook is dook" press conference
\\3-16-97 NEVAR FORGET! :D



Certainly Duke is Duke...they're on tv more then Leave It to Beavah...reruns..


HATE DUKE

/don't mind Cameron Crazies though
 
2010-03-31 04:05:51 PM  

eagles95: /don't mind Cameron Crazies though


I think Cameron Indoor Stadium is the type of arena everyone should play in. Still hate the crazies though, because dook sucks.
 
2010-03-31 04:19:24 PM  
Add Stewart Mandel to the list of dook-loving asshats:

Click for stupidity (new window)
 
2010-03-31 04:29:02 PM  
This is why Duke sucks. Language NSFW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYOgC2Qbqh4
 
2010-03-31 04:33:36 PM  

moistD: As for Miami. Wouldn't Miami want a PG that had a reliable outside shot? Since d-wade can drive, shoot and dish. The defense has to respect all angles of his offensive game. Wouldn't they want someone d-wade can dish out too when he drives and can launch a 3? Similar to Cleveland with Lebron and Mo Williams.

The Lakers could use Duhon, the Mavs, the Magic, the Hawks, the Bucks (maybe), the Trail Blazers (when healthy). Duhon can finish, and he is an assist machine. His shot not so good.


Jermaine O'Neal is having a bit of a comeback, so there are 3 starters who can create their own offense. Plus, Richardson, Wade, O'Neal, Beasley (somewhat), and Haslem have respectable jump shots. As long as Duhon can still jump the passing lanes and take care of the ball, he'd be an upgrade over Arroyo, the current starter. The Lakers would also be a good one.

I actually wanted Duhon in Charlotte before Augustin was drafted. Duhon really hasn't had an excellent PG coach since he joined the league, and Larry Brown (+ staff) have done wonders with another PG who lacks an outside shot, Raymond Felton. Sigh... if only the Jordancats had Lopez and Duhon...

Speaking of the Magic, Redick might just be the biggest surprise to come out of Duke. I remember when he could barely keep his dribble at the end of Duke games to get fouled. Now, he's got the ability to drive to the basket and the lateral quickness to not be a defensive liability. He's still probably a douche, but he's proved a lot of people wrong. Congrats to him.


FriarReb98: eagles95: /don't mind Cameron Crazies though

I think Cameron Indoor Stadium is the type of arena everyone should play in. Still hate the crazies though, because dook sucks.


Previous generations of the Crazies were original and quality fans. Since the rise of ESPN and Duke coverage, the Crazies have just become unoriginal and lame. The last quality moment that I can remember was the dancing guy in spandex during a FT, and he was the only guy who knew what was going to happen.
 
2010-03-31 04:53:02 PM  

moistD: Doogled: moistD: //Chris Duhon is a great example. Fantastic college pg, but hes more of a distributor and a 4th option on offense. He is a bad fit for the current Knicks team. However if you put him on a team that had a great 2,3 and 4 or 5 he would be perfect. That or Boston should snag him to run the 2nd string. He would be perfect off the bench

I'm confused since the Knicks are all offense and no defense. David Lee, Tracy McGrady, Al Harrington, Gallinari, Bill Walker, Eddie House... which one of those guys isn't a purely offensive player? Maybe Eddie House.

Gallinari replaced Duhon, McGrady wasn't there until Duhon was out of the starting line up. If you put him in rondos position (with a healthy lineup) he would be a great pg. Not as good as Rondo, but he would play a lot better. The players on the Knicks may be offensive minded but they are not reliable. Only David Lee is.


generaltimmy: Cheeseweasel: Uhm, a lot of those reasons are reasons to hate Duke.

I'll give you a good reason to hate Duke:

Dick Vitale.

He's such a Duke jock sniffer, it's ridiculous. Having them get destroyed in an upset would be sweet, delicious schadenfreude.

Vitale loves all the big time programs. I think his demeanor is what people really hate.

moistD: generaltimmy: zarberg: FTA:

"9 Jon Scheyer. He might be another in a long line of white guards. But he doesn't pound the court like Wojo or make those facial gyrations like Chris Collins. Plus, he's playing out of position at point guard. "

HA HA HA HA HA HA!

any my personal favorite:

yeah, I was shown numerous times by Farkers that his facial expressions are comedy gold. Thanks

Duke has players who generally graduate and play hard. I read on Wikipedia (probbaly edited by Coach K) that Duke has th emost former players in the NBA

and least successful NBA players

/loves Duke
//Chris Duhon is a great example. Fantastic college pg, but hes more of a distributor and a 4th option on offense. He is a bad fit for the current Knicks team. However if you put him on a team that had a great 2,3 and 4 or 5 he would be perfect. That or Boston should snag him to run the 2nd string. He would be perfect off the bench
///Chris is a really nice guy in real life though, met him 5 minutes before I did JJ. JJ was a dick
////Reggie Love, hilarious, so was Casey Sanders.
//cool slashies for Duke fans

Care to explain? Duke players also have a lot of international Basketball suck-sess

as for the bolded part, I met Chris Duhon 5 minutes before I met JJ at a party. JJ just came off as arrogant and a dick. I was mostly commenting on what the players from 2003 were like in person.

As for lack of NBA success. Most Duke players never really make a name for themselves. The best players currently are Boozer, Battier and Deng. The rest are all role players. But none of them are Hall of Famers. The best Duke player who had a chance was Jay (Jason at the time) Williams before he was a moron and rode a motorcycle.

/Compare them to say Wake Forest, who just in the past few decades have produced Mugsy Bogues (my favorite player ever), Tim Duncan (the greatest PF) and Chris Paul. But none of them were on a powerhouse team in college. Just something I find funny. People hate Duke players, but they almost never amount to anything post-college in terms of basketball career.


Maggette, Brand (who got hurt). Laettner had a solid career. It idid not match his draft status, but he was a good player, especially before his injury.
 
2010-03-31 05:00:50 PM  
Some of you really need to learn to quote only relevant parts of posts.
 
2010-03-31 05:02:55 PM  

zarberg: quote only relevant parts of posts.


This.
 
2010-03-31 05:07:01 PM  

FriarReb98: This


What you did there, I see it.
 
2010-03-31 05:40:45 PM  
One does not need a reason to hate Duke. They're hateable the way puppies are adorable. They way Elle McPherson in Sirens was hittable. They simply must be hated.
 
2010-03-31 05:57:01 PM  

zarberg: Some of you.


This?
 
2010-03-31 06:18:30 PM  

pion: 7. People keep bringing up the 1992 game. The only reason people call it the "best game ever" is a lucky shot by Laettner. Had Christian missed, nobody would make that claim.


That was a ridiculously good game, and I don't think it's fair to call Laettner's shot "lucky" since he didn't miss a farking thing all game long.

He was lucky Pitino didn't guard the inbounds pass, and lucky that the pair of goofs guarding him were poorly positioned, but there was nothing lucky about that shot, and I hate Duke more than you can possibly imagine.

I agree that if Laettner missed it wouldn't be AS remembered, but that's what makes great games great. That was 45 minutes of epic basketball, capped by a thrilling finish.
 
2010-03-31 06:22:31 PM  

pion: lucky shot by Laettner.


that shot wasn't luck
the runner that Kentucky made to take the lead before that? the guy that made it admitted it was luck.
 
2010-03-31 06:26:19 PM  
moistD: As for lack of NBA success. Most Duke players never really make a name for themselves. The best players currently are Boozer, Battier and Deng. The rest are all role players. But none of them are Hall of Famers. The best Duke player who had a chance was Jay (Jason at the time) Williams before he was a moron and rode a motorcycle.

You forgot

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who, even at 37, can still outplay two of the three you mentioned above.
 
2010-03-31 06:29:03 PM  
And also, it's quite possible that Grant Hill could indeed have been a Hall-of-Famer if he'd been able to stay healthy for more of his career.
 
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