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2014-04-15 07:49:32 PM  
You mean he learned nothing from that year in college?
 
2014-04-15 08:18:09 PM  

WTF Indeed: You mean he learned nothing from that year in college?


It was Oklahoma...
 
2014-04-15 08:34:27 PM  

WTF Indeed: You mean he learned nothing from that year in college?


Nobody takes biology in college unless they have to.
 
2014-04-15 08:40:57 PM  
Evolution is a tinfoil hat that....
 
2014-04-15 08:41:58 PM  
"Young Earth creationists shouldn't be allowed to use fossil fuels." - Ricky Gervais
 
2014-04-15 08:43:58 PM  

mangobunny: "Young Earth creationists shouldn't be allowed to use fossil fuels." - Ricky Gervais


Don't be stupid. OBVIOUSLY God put the fossil fuels there Himself, in convenient fossil form no less, for us to use as we see fit!
 
2014-04-15 08:49:55 PM  
Well I wasn't a fan of his before, so this doesn't change much for me.
 
2014-04-15 08:52:48 PM  
There's no way man got as good at flopping as him in only 6000 years.

That talent has evolved over millennia.
 
2014-04-15 08:53:44 PM  

clancifer: Evolution is a tinfoil hat that....


::sniffle::  That's one bot that was taken from us too soon.
 
2014-04-15 08:59:09 PM  
They aren't as rare as you might imagine, but thankfully rare enough that they're easily ignored.
 
2014-04-15 09:03:47 PM  
Well at least he not out trying to force his beliefs onto other people.
 
2014-04-15 09:10:54 PM  
Who cares, hes a basketball player.
 
2014-04-15 09:17:26 PM  
Drill goes in, oil comes out... you can't explain that.
 
2014-04-15 09:19:40 PM  
Limitations on the speed of light just prove that there are some really, really small stars out there.
 
2014-04-15 09:25:04 PM  

Semper IvXx: There's no way man got as good at flopping as him in only 6000 years.

That talent has evolved over millennia.


You should have seen the regional semifinal where he played against UNC. Hansbrough was a master of selling the charge, and Black Ginger had no equal at selling the block. It was like watching a well-choreographed stage fight.
 
2014-04-15 09:25:58 PM  
I'll give people a pass for being stupid enough to believe in creationism, but if you seriously believe the earth is only 6,000 years old, it should be legal to shoot you in the head.
 
2014-04-15 09:26:15 PM  

steamingpile: Who cares, hes a basketball player.


loll u realise hes a basketbal player rite?

barke griffon would dunk on ur a$$ so hard that the ball would literelly split your body in two and joey carwford would give u a technical for dyign on the court

why did u post in a basketball thred if u dont even no hes a basketball playre

omg...
 
2014-04-15 09:28:33 PM  
www.memegene.net
 
2014-04-15 09:29:12 PM  

Mike_LowELL: steamingpile: Who cares, hes a basketball player.

loll u realise hes a basketbal player rite?

barke griffon would dunk on ur a$$ so hard that the ball would literelly split your body in two and joey carwford would give u a technical for dyign on the court

why did u post in a basketball thred if u dont even no hes a basketball playre

omg...


Wow... you've really been off your game lately man.  That was terrible.  Maybe give it a rest for a bit?
 
2014-04-15 09:37:34 PM  

Krustofsky: [www.memegene.net image 600x600]


"Booker T, there are those who are suggesting that you may not be the..... sharpest knife in the drawer..."

*Booker T Surprise Double Take*

"WHAT? I GOT GLASSES DON'T I?!"
 
2014-04-15 09:39:33 PM  
That's about as dumb as people who begin sentences (and headlines) with the word 'so'.
 
2014-04-15 09:41:32 PM  

AntonChigger: Mike_LowELL: steamingpile: Who cares, hes a basketball player.

loll u realise hes a basketbal player rite?

barke griffon would dunk on ur a$$ so hard that the ball would literelly split your body in two and joey carwford would give u a technical for dyign on the court

why did u post in a basketball thred if u dont even no hes a basketball playre

omg...

Wow... you've really been off your game lately man.  That was terrible.  Maybe give it a rest for a bit?


No, that was awesome.  +1 for the Joey Crawford reference.
 
2014-04-15 09:46:35 PM  

ongbok: Nobody takes biology in college unless they have to.


Yeah, but even athletes tend to get put through a "rocks for jocks" course.
 
2014-04-15 09:50:07 PM  

abb3w: ongbok: Nobody takes biology in college unless they have to.

Yeah, but even athletes tend to get put through a "rocks for jocks" course.


Yeah. After I posted that I realized that at the minimum he would have taken the basic 100 level Earth Science class and that would have been covered there. So maybe he chooses to believe what he wants to believe and lets others believe what they want and leaves it at that.
 
2014-04-15 09:54:05 PM  

Mike_LowELL: barke griffon would dunk on ur a$$ so hard that the ball would literelly split your body in two and joey carwford would give u a technical for dyign on the court


/applaud
 
2014-04-15 09:58:21 PM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net

He was elected to dunk, not read.

/could care less what an athlete believes, it's not like he's hurting anyone with those beliefs while dunking all over everyone
 
2014-04-15 09:59:08 PM  

SquiggsIN: /he might be kidding but he probably wasn't.

Shocking that a pro athlete is religious to the point of ignorance....   except it isn't.
Some of these athletes pray before, during, and after games.  Some give credit for every muscle and nerve in their body to a deity instead of giving credit to themselves for decades of exercise and hard work.  (and mom and dad for good genes)   Some of these people are delusional enough to think that their "prayers" to their deity actually can affect the outcome of their contests!  If their deity was real maybe that explains how farked up humanity is... god is too busy watching the games and fixing scores to be bothered with sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, etc...


www.tradingcarddb.com
Laughs at your suggestion that some athletes are ignorant. Also laughs at the thought of dinosaurs.
 
2014-04-15 10:12:03 PM  
A religious Okie athlete? Shocking!
 
2014-04-15 10:32:21 PM  

bhcompy: [img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 512x379]

He was elected to dunk, not read.

/could care less what an athlete believes, it's not like he's hurting anyone with those beliefs while dunking all over everyone


His beliefs may not hurt anyone, but I have it on good authority* that his dunks can kill.


/* ok maybe not 'good' authority; Mike LowELL said it ungrammatically upthread.
 
2014-04-15 10:41:18 PM  

Conthan: SquiggsIN: /he might be kidding but he probably wasn't.

Shocking that a pro athlete is religious to the point of ignorance....   except it isn't.
Some of these athletes pray before, during, and after games.  Some give credit for every muscle and nerve in their body to a deity instead of giving credit to themselves for decades of exercise and hard work.  (and mom and dad for good genes)   Some of these people are delusional enough to think that their "prayers" to their deity actually can affect the outcome of their contests!  If their deity was real maybe that explains how farked up humanity is... god is too busy watching the games and fixing scores to be bothered with sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, etc...

[www.tradingcarddb.com image 250x350]
Laughs at your suggestion that some athletes are ignorant. Also laughs at the thought of dinosaurs.


Have you ever seen a dinosaur?
 
2014-04-15 10:58:33 PM  

bhcompy: [img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 512x379]

He was elected to dunk, not read.

/could care less what an athlete believes, it's not like he's hurting anyone with those beliefs while dunking all over everyone


How much less?
 
2014-04-15 11:46:32 PM  
Well he's still not as stupid as Rodman
 
2014-04-16 12:36:14 AM  
Superstar? I mean he's a good player and everything, but aside from the dunks (and decent passing game, but that's not why he gets noticed) there isn't much that's "super" about Griffin.  He's not even the best player on his own team.
 
2014-04-16 12:42:35 AM  

Arkanaut: Superstar? I mean he's a good player and everything, but aside from the dunks (and decent passing game, but that's not why he gets noticed) there isn't much that's "super" about Griffin.  He's not even the best player on his own team.


how many other Clippers are in a bunch of commercials?
 
2014-04-16 12:46:36 AM  

The Bestest: Arkanaut: Superstar? I mean he's a good player and everything, but aside from the dunks (and decent passing game, but that's not why he gets noticed) there isn't much that's "super" about Griffin.  He's not even the best player on his own team.

how many other Clippers are in a bunch of commercials?


Cliff Paul? The Clippers do dominate in the commercials/win ratio.
 
2014-04-16 01:06:40 AM  

Conthan: The Bestest: Arkanaut: Superstar? I mean he's a good player and everything, but aside from the dunks (and decent passing game, but that's not why he gets noticed) there isn't much that's "super" about Griffin.  He's not even the best player on his own team.

how many other Clippers are in a bunch of commercials?

Cliff Paul? The Clippers do dominate in the commercials/win ratio.


And while DeAndre Jordan isn't in too many commercials, he is a big personality and finds his way into a lot of television because of it.  He's on SportsNation all the time(as well as Wiley/Kellerman's LA radio show).
 
2014-04-16 01:24:42 AM  

Conthan: The Bestest: Arkanaut: Superstar? I mean he's a good player and everything, but aside from the dunks (and decent passing game, but that's not why he gets noticed) there isn't much that's "super" about Griffin.  He's not even the best player on his own team.

how many other Clippers are in a bunch of commercials?

Cliff Paul? The Clippers do dominate in the commercials/win ratio.


Who?
 
2014-04-16 01:35:49 AM  

sirrerun: Conthan: The Bestest: Arkanaut: Superstar? I mean he's a good player and everything, but aside from the dunks (and decent passing game, but that's not why he gets noticed) there isn't much that's "super" about Griffin.  He's not even the best player on his own team.

how many other Clippers are in a bunch of commercials?

Cliff Paul? The Clippers do dominate in the commercials/win ratio.

Who?


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-16 01:38:55 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Semper IvXx: There's no way man got as good at flopping as him in only 6000 years.

That talent has evolved over millennia.

You should have seen the regional semifinal where he played against UNC. Hansbrough was a master of selling the charge, and Black Ginger had no equal at selling the block. It was like watching a well-choreographed stage fight.


O.o

ha hahah ahahaaaaa...

Is he albino or just high yellow?
 
2014-04-16 02:26:16 AM  

Dafatone: Conthan: SquiggsIN: /he might be kidding but he probably wasn't.

Shocking that a pro athlete is religious to the point of ignorance....   except it isn't.
Some of these athletes pray before, during, and after games.  Some give credit for every muscle and nerve in their body to a deity instead of giving credit to themselves for decades of exercise and hard work.  (and mom and dad for good genes)   Some of these people are delusional enough to think that their "prayers" to their deity actually can affect the outcome of their contests!  If their deity was real maybe that explains how farked up humanity is... god is too busy watching the games and fixing scores to be bothered with sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, etc...

[www.tradingcarddb.com image 250x350]
Laughs at your suggestion that some athletes are ignorant. Also laughs at the thought of dinosaurs.

Have you ever seen a dinosaur?


 www.gamedots.mx
 
2014-04-16 04:36:01 AM  
I like political/religious views coming from athletes as much as I love watching religious zealots play pro sports.
Each is usually as accurate and straight-forward
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2014-04-16 07:10:20 AM  
If Americans came from Britain why are there still English people, smart guy?
 
2014-04-16 07:17:03 AM  

Mike_LowELL: steamingpile: Who cares, hes a basketball player.

loll u realise hes a basketbal player rite?

barke griffon would dunk on ur a$$ so hard that the ball would literelly split your body in two and joey carwford would give u a technical for dyign on the court

why did u post in a basketball thred if u dont even no hes a basketball playre

omg...


Yeah that's bad, I just meant he's an NBA player not a professor.

Seems they baited him into the answer knowing what he'd say.
 
2014-04-16 07:30:10 AM  

Arkanaut: Superstar? I mean he's a good player and everything, but aside from the dunks (and decent passing game, but that's not why he gets noticed) there isn't much that's "super" about Griffin.  He's not even the best player on his own team.


He is considered third in the MVP race, averaging 24/10, starting to develop an outside game, and have played extremely well and lead the team when Chris was injured. At this point, I'd say he is there.
 
2014-04-16 08:04:36 AM  

Semper IvXx: There's no way man got as good at flopping as him in only 6000 years.

That talent has evolved over millennia.


No discussion of flopping  is complete without the King of Flops
www.fearla.com
 
2014-04-16 08:46:17 AM  
Ignorant people will believe nearly anything.  Including that their ignorance is a gift from God.
 
2014-04-16 09:31:26 AM  

Fallout Boy: Arkanaut: Superstar? I mean he's a good player and everything, but aside from the dunks (and decent passing game, but that's not why he gets noticed) there isn't much that's "super" about Griffin.  He's not even the best player on his own team.

He is considered third in the MVP race, averaging 24/10, starting to develop an outside game, and have played extremely well and lead the team when Chris was injured. At this point, I'd say he is there.


Eh, I'm just harshing on him because his commercials are stupid. Did not know about the "third in the MVP" thing but that's a distant third behind Durant and James. And I feel some of the improvement this year both for him and the Clippers is because of Doc Rivers.

Judging by some of the more holistic player evaluation stats (PER, win shares, real plus/minus), he's on the lower edge of the "superstars" of the NBA -- his stats rank him fairly high (#6 in PER, top 15 in both offensive and defensive Win Shares, above some aging stars like Tim Duncan, Nowitzki, and Dwight Howard), but in terms of how much better he makes his team (which RPM attempts to measure) he's not just below Chris Paul but also a hair below DeAndre Jordan.  Still, counting only the players who get the most minutes (i.e. eliminating the super-subs and the aging stars who couldn't stay on the floor), he'd be about the ninth or tenth best player in the league. I suppose that's superstar territory.

One thing to note: coming into this season, Griffin was a .611 free-throw shooter; this season he shot .715 from the line, improving his career average to .642. (He also drew more fouls, which is encouraging.) But if he starts missing more free throws, maybe that will affect his game.
 
2014-04-16 09:55:19 AM  
let's ask Blake Griffin something unrelated to basketball and ridicule him for it.

OK, you're turn, Mr. Stephen Hawking.  You're so smart.  Get up and dunk a basketball or run a marathon.  Speak!  Lay down!  Roll over!  Beg!
 
2014-04-16 10:38:03 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: let's ask Blake Griffin something unrelated to basketball and ridicule him for it.

OK, you're turn, Mr. Stephen Hawking.  You're so smart.  Get up and dunk a basketball or run a marathon.  Speak!  Lay down!  Roll over!  Beg!


Do you remember the year that Stephen Hawking spent at a basketball camp?

I understand it's located in a state where the most accepted answer to any science question is, " 'Cuz of Jesus," but Blake Griffin did attend a place of learning for a year, where he might have been required to come in contact with facts and information at some point, assuming that Blake had to actually attend classes, which I realize may be a stretch.
 
2014-04-16 10:47:45 AM  

Krustofsky: Semper IvXx: There's no way man got as good at flopping as him in only 6000 years.

That talent has evolved over millennia.

No discussion of flopping  is complete without the King of Flops
[www.fearla.com image 298x464]


Pretty sure he hasn't evolved yet.
 
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