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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2023, 09:36:44 PM »
You've essentially reduced Kyrie to pushing a flat earth theory, which he said he was kidding, and pushing a conspiratorial and antisemitic movie that he likely didn't see and already apologized for. I'm not casting stones at you either, I feel the same way. I'm just saying it's easier for us to reduce him to just those things. Just because he's said and done some stupid crap doesn't make him an unsuitable mentor, just flawed. He's also been extremely charitable. I'm willing to bet that we've all had flawed mentors and hopefully we've been mentors ourselves, I know you and I both have been and we're flawed as eff.

Ha, I'd been tempted when I posted to note that antivax was worst of the 3 because he has way more influence on others with that crap vs. the others.  Specific even to mentoring aspiring basketball players, his last half-decade or so would indicate he probably shouldn't be doing that as far as decision-making that will be good for a basketball career.

I don't know, my guess is that if a kid of yours was a fan of or viewing kyrie as a role model, you'd probably be trying to nudge that fanhood elsewhere.

Anyway, I bet less than 5% of d.scott's readership thought anything more of the kyrie reference, if they knew him at all, than "hey, nba."  But if nowell collapses down the stretch, maybe they can do the marcus foster lebron camp thing about him. :lol:

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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2023, 12:54:13 AM »
You've essentially reduced Kyrie to pushing a flat earth theory, which he said he was kidding, and pushing a conspiratorial and antisemitic movie that he likely didn't see and already apologized for. I'm not casting stones at you either, I feel the same way. I'm just saying it's easier for us to reduce him to just those things. Just because he's said and done some stupid crap doesn't make him an unsuitable mentor, just flawed. He's also been extremely charitable. I'm willing to bet that we've all had flawed mentors and hopefully we've been mentors ourselves, I know you and I both have been and we're flawed as eff.

Ha, I'd been tempted when I posted to note that antivax was worst of the 3 because he has way more influence on others with that crap vs. the others.  Specific even to mentoring aspiring basketball players, his last half-decade or so would indicate he probably shouldn't be doing that as far as decision-making that will be good for a basketball career.

I don't know, my guess is that if a kid of yours was a fan of or viewing kyrie as a role model, you'd probably be trying to nudge that fanhood elsewhere.

Anyway, I bet less than 5% of d.scott's readership thought anything more of the kyrie reference, if they knew him at all, than "hey, nba."  But if nowell collapses down the stretch, maybe they can do the marcus foster lebron camp thing about him. :lol:

You might be right about how I'd deal with one of my kids getting mentored by Kyrie, I'd certainly be harder to say "eff that guy" if he's taking the time to actually talk to my kid though. I think the guy is a knob who thinks he's smarter than everyone else, and that's annoying as crap. But people can do much worse than getting advise from this guy
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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2023, 11:04:24 PM »
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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2023, 02:19:12 PM »
Are things already lined up for nowell to be a globetrotter?

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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2023, 02:54:34 PM »
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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2023, 09:16:56 AM »
This needs to be preserved so all the Wildcat people who come after us can savor it:

https://twitter.com/__TopCat/status/1637566493595430913?s=20

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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2023, 11:38:15 AM »
This needs to be preserved so all the Wildcat people who come after us can savor it:

https://twitter.com/__TopCat/status/1637566493595430913?s=20

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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2023, 04:08:01 PM »
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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #64 on: March 20, 2023, 04:08:56 PM »
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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2023, 06:19:09 PM »
I remember him bombastically placing the ball on the line after his layup. I did not remember the Kentucky players being betacucks about it. Were they hoping he would get T’d up or something?

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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2023, 06:46:06 PM »
I thought he was going to get a T. I was preparing to melt down.

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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #69 on: March 20, 2023, 07:43:21 PM »
if you keep the ball under your control, which he did, they’re not going to call a technical


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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #72 on: March 21, 2023, 01:22:09 PM »
Don't think I've seen it discussed on gE yet but how awesome was Kenny "The Jet" Smith's halftime discussion of the way Nowell sees "green lights" where most basketball players see "stop signs"? I truly enjoyed that.

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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2023, 01:33:26 PM »
Don't think I've seen it discussed on gE yet but how awesome was Kenny "The Jet" Smith's halftime discussion of the way Nowell sees "green lights" where most basketball players see "stop signs"? I truly enjoyed that.
Me too. For all those plays I was like, yeah how in the world did he make a play there.

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Re: Heart over Height – the Markquis Nowell thread
« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2023, 01:45:11 PM »
Don't think I've seen it discussed on gE yet but how awesome was Kenny "The Jet" Smith's halftime discussion of the way Nowell sees "green lights" where most basketball players see "stop signs"? I truly enjoyed that.
Me too. For all those plays I was like, yeah how in the world did he make a play there.

that was great. like QBs reading the defense except instead of seeing cover 0 he's like oh i got 5 sets of eyeballs looking at me guess i'll just WHOOOP (chris berman)