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(AZCentral)   Life can be pretty funny. One day you're a star in the NBA, and the next thing you know you're waxing floors in Tulsa and getting arrested for retail theft   (azcentral.com ) divider line
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2013-12-20 01:47:47 PM  
Oh, Richard Dumas.................

/that should surprise no one from Okla
 
2013-12-20 01:53:32 PM  
Dumass
 
2013-12-20 02:34:57 PM  
 
2013-12-20 03:04:54 PM  
NBA sucks
 
2013-12-20 03:05:32 PM  
It's pronounced "Doomas."
 
2013-12-20 03:06:53 PM  

antisocialworker: It's pronounced "Doomas."


From the little I've read I think it is "Dumbass."
 
2013-12-20 03:07:40 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Star?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dumasri02.html

[blog.angelatung.com image 330x282]


yeah, i'm no sports fan, but i'd recognize the names of the major pro sports stars of the usa from the majority of my lifetime. i've never heard of this guy.
 
2013-12-20 03:07:47 PM  
Clicks thread.....reads 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5...Yeah this thread is about covered.


twistedmetal:
Oh, Richard Dumas.................

/that should surprise no one from Okla


MaudlinMutantMollusk: Dumass


Mitch Taylor's Bro: Star?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dumasri02.html

[blog.angelatung.com image 330x282]


Carn: NBA sucks


antisocialworker: It's pronounced "Doomas."

 
2013-12-20 03:08:03 PM  

antisocialworker: It's pronounced "Doomas."


Alright alright
 
2013-12-20 03:09:29 PM  
This soooo should have had the dumbass tag.
 
2013-12-20 03:10:26 PM  
I think he was in one of the NBA jam games but I could be wrong...
 
2013-12-20 03:10:57 PM  

Russ1642: This soooo should have had the dumbass tag.


Right you are.

Came in to make a snarky comment about the dude's last name.  See I am once again *way* too late for that...
 
2013-12-20 03:12:15 PM  
Stay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be.
 
2013-12-20 03:13:38 PM  
To be fair, waxing floors in Tulsa is a much more prestigious position than playing for the Suns.
 
2013-12-20 03:19:17 PM  
So does this mean Rodman now has one person willing to play in the big b-day bash for Un?
 
2013-12-20 03:22:50 PM  
Well, I for one am glad it finally happened to someone else.
 
2013-12-20 03:25:41 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Star?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dumasri02.html

[blog.angelatung.com image 330x282]


From your link, looks like he had a really good rookie year, then got hurt.  Maybe "potential star" or "verge of stardom" type player?
 
2013-12-20 03:28:24 PM  
Count no man happy until he is dead.
 
2013-12-20 03:37:57 PM  
Dumas tag on Christmas break or something?
 
2013-12-20 03:39:09 PM  

AUTOPLAY. THANKS.

 
2013-12-20 03:39:32 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Star?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dumasri02.html

[blog.angelatung.com image 330x282]

From your link, looks like he had a really good rookie year, then got hurt.  Maybe "potential star" or "verge of stardom" type player?


You're either a star or not a star. Paraphrasing the words of a wise man, he's not even a has been, he's a never was.

Dude more or less got drummed out of the league for drugs. That's why he missed so many games and barely lasted three seasons.
 
2013-12-20 03:40:04 PM  

Headso: I think he was in one of the NBA jam games but I could be wrong...


No that was the first thing I thought of.

HE'S ON FIRE!
 
2013-12-20 03:43:06 PM  
Life could have dealt you a worse hand, Richie.  You could have gotten traded to the Knicks.
 
2013-12-20 03:43:28 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Star?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dumasri02.html

[blog.angelatung.com image 330x282]

From your link, looks like he had a really good rookie year, then got hurt.  Maybe "potential star" or "verge of stardom" type player?


Basketball-ref says that he was suspended during his 2nd year for substance abuse. So that changes things a bit.

But, at the same time Dumas averaged 15.8 his rookie year on a team with Barkley, Chambers, Majerle, etc. You can't necessarily discount that.

Yet, Ced Ceballos who played the same position and was the same size averaged 12.8 that season and had a much longer career.
 
2013-12-20 03:48:09 PM  

From another old article:



He blames his increased drug use, including cocaine, on former first lady Nancy Reagan.

"She said 'Just say no,' so it got me interested," Dumas said of the slogan that came out when he was 17. "It brought it to the forefront. We didn't have any big drug problem until Nancy said to say no to drugs. Nobody knew about half of it. Now they're showing it on TV about what it does."

Party on, man.
 
2013-12-20 03:48:17 PM  

Prey4reign: Life could have dealt you a worse hand, Richie.  You could have gotten traded to the Knicks.


Having to play for Pat Reilly on some pretty successful, albeit stupid and thuggish and NBA-favored, Knicks teams in the early/mid 90s would have been the worst!
 
2013-12-20 03:53:50 PM  
I remember the guy and he was a better-than-average big man when Phoenix was a noteworthy team in the '90s. Yes, his wounds are self-inflicted, but imagine the pain of getting up each morning and dealing with this guy's life. You had the talent to get to the very top of the game and be competitive there and your life would have been easy street if you had been able to stay sober and be just a little smart. Sometimes your demons will gang up on you and eat you alive. So while I don't have a lot of sympathy for the guy in this case, it's got to be hard to be him and realize that you had it all and now you'll never get even a tiny part of it back, consigned to living the rest of your life on minimum wage or in jail. That really has to hurt like hell.
 
2013-12-20 03:57:58 PM  
Maricopa County? Enjoy your pink undies, Dumass
 
2013-12-20 04:10:35 PM  
The witch that came, the withered hag,
To wash the steps with pail and rag,
Was once the beauty Abishag

The picture pride of Hollywood.
Too many fall from great and good
for you to doubt the likelihood.

Burma shave.
 
2013-12-20 04:11:43 PM  
They call him Dick Dumas for a reason
 
2013-12-20 04:13:30 PM  
You know what would be really funny?

Casting Dave Chapelle in the role of this guy in the movie of his life.
 
2013-12-20 04:14:53 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-20 04:33:14 PM  

ladodger34: Three Crooked Squirrels: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Star?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dumasri02.html

[blog.angelatung.com image 330x282]

From your link, looks like he had a really good rookie year, then got hurt.  Maybe "potential star" or "verge of stardom" type player?

Basketball-ref says that he was suspended during his 2nd year for substance abuse. So that changes things a bit.

But, at the same time Dumas averaged 15.8 his rookie year on a team with Barkley, Chambers, Majerle, etc. You can't necessarily discount that.

Yet, Ced Ceballos who played the same position and was the same size averaged 12.8 that season and had a much longer career.


Ceballos won an NBA All-Star dunk contest, too, IIRC.
 
2013-12-20 04:37:21 PM  
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2013-12-20 04:44:53 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: ladodger34: Three Crooked Squirrels: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Star?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dumasri02.html

[blog.angelatung.com image 330x282]

From your link, looks like he had a really good rookie year, then got hurt.  Maybe "potential star" or "verge of stardom" type player?

Basketball-ref says that he was suspended during his 2nd year for substance abuse. So that changes things a bit.

But, at the same time Dumas averaged 15.8 his rookie year on a team with Barkley, Chambers, Majerle, etc. You can't necessarily discount that.

Yet, Ced Ceballos who played the same position and was the same size averaged 12.8 that season and had a much longer career.

Ceballos won an NBA All-Star dunk contest, too, IIRC.


He also made the all star team
 
2013-12-20 04:55:29 PM  

redmid17: Mitch Taylor's Bro: ladodger34: Three Crooked Squirrels: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Star?

http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/d/dumasri02.html

[blog.angelatung.com image 330x282]

From your link, looks like he had a really good rookie year, then got hurt.  Maybe "potential star" or "verge of stardom" type player?

Basketball-ref says that he was suspended during his 2nd year for substance abuse. So that changes things a bit.

But, at the same time Dumas averaged 15.8 his rookie year on a team with Barkley, Chambers, Majerle, etc. You can't necessarily discount that.

Yet, Ced Ceballos who played the same position and was the same size averaged 12.8 that season and had a much longer career.

Ceballos won an NBA All-Star dunk contest, too, IIRC.

He also made the all star team


There you go. Ced rocked, Dumas was a dumbass.
 
2013-12-20 05:03:55 PM  
For those of you that don't recall Dumas (I don't blame you, he was here and gone in minutes), he was INSANELY talented...imagine Shawn Marion with the ability to make his own shot and move with the ball. Dumas could block, rebound, steal, shoot, pass...he was amazing to watch.

His rookie year become really, really limited when, after his breakout game, he pulled a muscle in his back. It sounds so small and petty, but I think you can blame that back injury for ruining him. After that, he fell back into a drug habit he'd dabbled in in college and he was never the same.

It's weird how, to this day, I can still remember how the papers detailed that everybody said his back would have been just fine if he'd only told a trainer about it; instead, he just went into the locker room after the game and tried using the hot tub to make his back feel better. Everybody said that the severity of it would have been minimal if only he'd immediately just iced his back and sought treatment. Not sure how much stock I put into that, but...there you have it.
 
2013-12-20 06:26:09 PM  

Stoj: From another old article:

He blames his increased drug use, including cocaine, on former first lady Nancy Reagan.

"She said 'Just say no,' so it got me interested," Dumas said of the slogan that came out when he was 17. "It brought it to the forefront. We didn't have any big drug problem until Nancy said to say no to drugs. Nobody knew about half of it. Now they're showing it on TV about what it does."
Party on, man.


Meh, basketball player problems.

/Basketball players = some of the dumbest shiats in the universe.
 
2013-12-20 06:48:31 PM  
Stories like this are sadly too common in former professional sports players - they really have no safety net at all.

Even if his wounds are self-inflicted, if the league had actually helped him out.

Its a sad comment that they pay these guys so much [some of them anyway] and so many of them end up just a few short years after their glory days flat broke.  Would be nice if the league would make 'em participate in some sort of retirement account with all that lucre while they have it - hard to imagine that when you are broke $100k a year from a pension plan would be pretty nice.  Of course, they would simply call JD Wentworth if they were stupid and there you go again.

It says a lot about the disposable nature of our entertainment system eh?
 
2013-12-20 07:57:45 PM  
You can't really force.these guys to be smart. Let's say you forced him to save a million dollars from his first contract. Later, when he's in his forties and gets access to it, it's gone in a year or two. He's just as broke either way, the only difference being when he went broke.
 
2013-12-20 08:01:51 PM  

bmwericus: Stories like this are sadly too common in former professional sports players - they really have no safety net at all.

Even if his wounds are self-inflicted, if the league had actually helped him out.

Its a sad comment that they pay these guys so much [some of them anyway] and so many of them end up just a few short years after their glory days flat broke.  Would be nice if the league would make 'em participate in some sort of retirement account with all that lucre while they have it - hard to imagine that when you are broke $100k a year from a pension plan would be pretty nice.  Of course, they would simply call JD Wentworth if they were stupid and there you go again.

It says a lot about the disposable nature of our entertainment system eh?


Actually, every year the NBA offers a mandatory, six-day program for rookies to help make the transition.   But since the players are all adults, the NBA can't force them to follow the suggestions.

http://www.nba.com/news/rtp_030919.html
 
2013-12-20 11:28:41 PM  
a.espncdn.com

My money would have been on Dolonte West.

/I actually like him on the Mavs
 
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