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Speaking of Dirk, do we have any Mavs fans who regularly post in here anymore? Seems like they all retired from the thread.

hasn't been a consistent one since japanair...where did fam go?
post #73022 of 93193
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Still mad Kobe gave your team its sixth L eh?

You mean through his stellar coaching?
" . . . what a long, strange trip its been . . . " The Grateful Dead, "Truckin'" (and a good summary of my life as an LA Clippers fan)
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post #73023 of 93193
i also don't like nice soft kobe. not a fan of the end of the road personality. I like the mean *** hole thug life dude. and the new voice is wack af. You went your whole career sound like christian bale batman and now you wanna sound like david beckham? gatwtfoh

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

post #73024 of 93193
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i also don't like nice soft kobe. not a fan of the end of the road personality. I like the mean *** hole thug life dude. and the new voice is wack af. You went your whole career sound like christian bale batman and now you wanna sound like david beckham? gatwtfoh

YES what hell is this new voice??

 

its like Benjamin Button going on with his voice

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post #73025 of 93193
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hasn't been a consistent one since japanair...where did fam go?

If I recall correctly from something he said in the movie thread, he got married and got a new job, so was pretty busy with that stuff. No time for NT. Has messed up priorities, I guess.
" . . . what a long, strange trip its been . . . " The Grateful Dead, "Truckin'" (and a good summary of my life as an LA Clippers fan)
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post #73026 of 93193
Wait what is this new voice laugh.gif. What am I missing
post #73027 of 93193
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hasn't been a consistent one since japanair...where did fam go?

If I recall correctly from something he said in the movie thread, he got married and got a new job, so was pretty busy with that stuff. No time for NT. Has messed up priorities, I guess.

fun fact, JA is the first NTer I ever PM'd to ask about personal advice stuff.

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post #73028 of 93193
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Still mad Kobe gave your team its sixth L eh?

You mean through his stellar coaching?
Greatest player coach since bill Russell

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post #73029 of 93193
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fun fact, JA is the first NTer I ever PM'd to ask about personal advice stuff.


Can you be that guy for me?

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Damon Stoudamire sees ‘turning point’ in the time a reporter asked him to pee in a cup

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Damon Stoudamire was given his first head coaching job Wednesday at the University of the Pacific, and the former Memphis assistant and NBA star commemorated the occasion in an interesting way. The 42-year-old, Portland, Ore., native wrote a lengthy, deeply personal letter to his 12-year-old self in The Players’ Tribune.

In the essay, Stoudamire discussed his love for his late grandmother, his delight at getting drafted to the Toronto Raptors by his childhood idol Isiah Thomas, and his admiration for Lute Olson, for whom he played at Arizona. He also went into detail about an episode that clearly made a huge impression on him, and why not? It’s not every day that a reporter goes to an NBA practice facility and asks a player to pee in a cup.

That’s exactly what happened in May, 2004, when Stoudamire was in his seventh season with his hometown team, the Trail Blazers. Several months before, he had been caught with marijuana at an airport — it had been wrapped in aluminum foil, adding to a litany of team-wide incidents that caused those Portland squads to be dubbed the “Jail Blazers” — prompting the point guard to declare that he was through smoking pot.

John Canzano, a columnist for The Oregonian, challenged Stoudamire to agree to submit to a drug test at a time of the reporter’s choosing during the upcoming season. The time came on that May day, and the player, who experienced several marijuana-related issues over the previous couple of years, proved as good as his word. While coach Maurice Cheeks stood at the door to a bathroom stall, Stoudamire peed in a cup, and he began to recount the episode right at the start of his Players’ Tribune essay:


“Dear 12-year-old Dame,
Listen to me. When the reporter comes to your locker with the empty cup, don’t freak out. Don’t curse. Don’t get offended. Don’t even react.
This is a very important test for you. Just smile and go pee in the cup.
I can see you getting all fired up reading this.
Why do they want me to pee in a cup? Naw. Naw. Forget it.
Relax. I’m about to drop a bombshell on you. When the reporter comes to your locker, you’ll be in your 10th season in the NBA.”



Damon Stoudamire, the new head coach @PacificMensBB, pens a letter to his 12-year-old self. https://t.co/QaTOHovPDj pic.twitter.com/JoTsW6wZ02

— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) March 16, 2016



Stoudamire then rewound to memories of “Grandma,” and he listed some of the great point guards against whom he squared off: Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, John Stockton and Gary Payton. Of that last player, Stoudamire offered a hilarious anecdote about the notoriously gabby Payton harassing Scottie Pippen with a steady stream of remarks such as, “You ain’t nothin’ anymore, Scottie. Where’s Mike? Where’s Mike at? I ain’t scared of you now, Scottie.”

“This is the level of trash talk you’re up against now,” Stoudamire wrote to his younger self. “Don’t even open your mouth. If Gary’s going to do Scottie like that, he’ll send you to therapy.”




Eventually, Stoudamire returned to the practice facility episode, prefacing it with words he could still hear his grandmother, who died while he was in high school, say: “Damon, you know how you was raised. You was raised to act right.” Here is what Stoudamire wrote:


“The airport incident is going to be the turning point. One reporter in particular is really going to come after you for it. You’ll make a promise to him that it was just a dumb mistake, and that you’re done with marijuana.
“You can test me,” you’ll say. You’re half joking.
A few months later the reporter will show up at practice with a home drug test kit. Seriously.
Don’t get mad at him. Just tell him, “You know what? Fine. But I don’t trust you with my pee. I trust Mo with my pee.”
That’s your coach, Mo Cheeks.
Go into the bathroom and fill the cup. Mo will politely hold the door for you while the reporter waits outside. Seriously.
Hand the cup to Mo. Smile at the reporter. Thank him for his time. Get dressed.
When the results come back, they will say what you already know. You’re clean. The reporter will write a column apologizing, and the Portland fans will give you a standing ovation before your next game.
That’s going to be a bittersweet moment. I know you understand why, Dame. Do I even have to say it?
They don’t know you. If they did, they would know your character isn’t about a mistake. Or one test. Or one game.”

As Stoudamire wrote, his urine sample came back negative for marijuana and other substances, prompting Canzano to tell Oregonian readers, “He’s removed doubt about whether Blazers ticket holders are getting a clean and sober Stoudamire when they buy a ticket.” The NBA players’ union was not pleased about his acquiescence to an ad hoc drug test, but the guard was happy to show that he had, as he put it at the time, “nothing to hide.”



Blazers fans gave Damon Stoudamire a standing ovation after that test came back negative. Today, he’s a head coach. Proud of that guy.

— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) March 16, 2016



If the airport bust, which caused Stoudamire to renounce marijuana, was the actual “turning point,” the moment at which a cup was handed to him by a local reporter was when that resolve was literally put to the test in a very public way. He’s been passing other tests since then, working his way up the assistant-coach ranks — not always an easy thing to do for a former player used to being treated as a star — until getting a chance Wednesday to run his own team.

Now Stoudamire can impart his wisdom to players much closer to his 12-year-old self than to his current age. Or as he put it in the essay, he’ll “get to look them in the eye and tell them the truth.” He ends his Players’ Tribune piece thusly:


Life is crazy.
Sincerely,
Dame

That was certainly a crazy episode he recounted, one fairly unthinkable a dozen years later in today’s NBA, where media access is more tightly controlled. But it was clearly one of Stoudamire’s formative moments, emblematic of a life change that led to “news that will really make [his grandmother] proud.”

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fun fact, JA is the first NTer I ever PM'd to ask about personal advice stuff.


Can you be that guy for me?
You don't want that from me

I'm an idiot

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Can't wait for this kobe slurpfest to be overwith. I just don't care.

maybe on tv. you think we gon stop in here my g?

I don't care if y'all stop in here but this whole Kobe farewell tour has been a bit much. He's washed and can't even play anymore.
Still mad Kobe gave your team its sixth L eh?

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We like to donate to the less fortunate once in a blue moon wink.gif

Historically speaking, Warriors are the less fortunate. So Lakers are actually giving to the less fortunate.

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Need to catch my dawg JMac and SC later today against Providence #SouthCentral

You already know Dunn and Big Ben are washing your dawgs
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We like to donate to the less fortunate once in a blue moon wink.gif
Historically speaking, Warriors are the less fortunate. So Lakers are actually giving to the less fortunate.

we're not talking about history, talking about 2015-16 season wink.gif
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we're not talking about history, talking about 2015-16 season wink.gif

We gave you Luke and nash and look what happened.

You're welcome
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we're not talking about history, talking about 2015-16 season wink.gif

We gave you Luke and nash and look what happened.

You're welcome

Lakers basically created Klay Thompson too

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post #73038 of 93193
Excellent point. Repped
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we're not talking about history, talking about 2015-16 season wink.gif

We gave you Luke and nash and look what happened.

You're welcome


yall love to take credit for everything laugh.gif
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You already know Dunn and Big Ben are washing your dawgs


Sike. Then you woke up

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what happned
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By the way, Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone, particularly those of you of (partial) Irish decent like me. ☘🍻
" . . . what a long, strange trip its been . . . " The Grateful Dead, "Truckin'" (and a good summary of my life as an LA Clippers fan)
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By the way, Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone, particularly those of you of (partial) Irish decent like me. ☘🍻

Back to ya, bud.




Going to Ireland for 10 days next month. Can't wait!
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Back to ya, bud.




Going to Ireland for 10 days next month. Can't wait!

Never been myself, but everyone I know who has been to Ireland absolutely loved it. Its number one on my list of places to go internationally, by far.
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we're not talking about history, talking about 2015-16 season wink.gif

We gave you Luke and nash and look what happened.

You're welcome

Lakers basically created Klay Thompson too

we also provided the warriors with over half their bandwagon fan population

 

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People talking about creating people like Play Dough? Not no, but hellll no.
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That's Gloria? roll.gif
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get Fisher outta here

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