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    Game Thread Official Rookie-Sophmore Game Thread



    The Rookies:

    Michael Beasley(Heat) Forward
    Rudy Fernandez (Trail Blazers) Guard
    Marc Gasol (Grizzlies) Center
    Eric Gordon (Clippers) Guard
    Brook Lopez (Nets) Center
    OJ Mayo (Grizzlies) Guard
    Greg Oden (Blazers) Center
    Derrick Rose (Bulls) Guard
    Russel Westbrook (Thunder) Guard


    The Sophmores:

    Aaron Brooks (Rockets) Guard
    Wilson Chandelr (Knicks) Forward
    Kevin Durant (Thunder) Forward
    Jeff Green (Thunder) Forward
    Al Horford (Hawks) Forward
    Luis Scola (Rockets) Forward
    Al Thornton (Clippers) Forward
    Rodney Stuckey (Pistons) Guard
    Thaddeus Young (Sixers) Forward
    WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH
    Kevin Durant and Co. will try to make it seven straight victories for the Sophomores in the event, but it could get interesting seeing how there are only four holdovers from last year's Rookie team on the Sophomore squad (Durant, Thunder teammate Jeff Green, the Hawks' Al Horford and the Rockets' Luis Scola).
    Durant will be involved in several pairings to watch. At the forefront is the marquee matchup between Durant and Portland rookie Greg Oden, who was selected No. 1 in 2007 but missed all of last year after microfracture surgery. Durant has been playing some minutes at center for Oklahoma City, so we could actually see him guard Oden for a possession or two.
    Then there is the Durant against Russell Westbrook angle. Last year, Grizzlies' sophomore Rudy Gay abused his rookie teammates Mike Conley and Juan Carlos Navarro and scored 22 points to their 16 combined. This year Durant and Green will be the old vets picking on their young teammate, Westbrook, with double teams.
    A year after Durant won National Player of the Year honors as a freshman at the University of Texas (25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game), Michael Beasley came in as a freshman at Kansas State and put up even crazier numbers (26.2 and 12.4). It will be fun to see Durant and Beasley -- former AAU teammates from their days together in Prince George's County, Md. -- go head-to-head.
    There are two more teammate connections worth watching. Clippers rookie guard Eric Gordon will be pitted against L.A.'s sophomore forward Al Thornton. We'll also see a reunion of sorts when rookies Rudy Fernandez of Portland and Marc Gasol of Memphis play together for the first time since the Olympic men's basketball gold medal game in Beijing. They were both members of the Spanish national team.
    The Rookies should have the edge in the backcourt with Chicago's Derrick Rose (16.7 points, 6.7 assists per game) and Memphis' O.J. Mayo (19.1 points, 4.1 rebounds) facing off against Houston's Aaron Brooks (10.0 points, 2.6 assists) and Rodney Stuckey (13.9 points, 5.0 assists).
    Heat guard Dwyane Wade is the Rookies honorary assistant coach while Magic center Dwight Howard will be on the bench toting a clipboard for the Sophomores. A bonus to look for in this year's game: The official team jerseys were designed by 18-year-old Tim Ahmed from East Meadow, Long Island. Ahmed won the NBA LIVE Jersey Creator Contest hosted by EA Sports, beating out thousands of other entries with his desert-themed design.



    My Prediction:

    Sophomores-120 Rookies- 115

    MVP Winner:
    Wilson Chandler

    Wilson Chandler will play worry-free in this game, allowing him to show off all his skills. Defense is usually lacking in this game, so Chandler shouldn't have a problem getting to the basket and finishing strong.
    Predicted Stats:
    30 Points 8 Rebounds 4 Assists


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    nice thread JayJ i agree Chandler has his coming out party.....

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    Thanks Prince. Should be a good game this year. I hope Chandler dunks on Oden.

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    yea he's had a few posters this year Chandler has the chance to be a beast

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    yeah, my favorite was the one over his teammate tonight, Luis Scola.



    Nasty Stuff.

    ****, forgot to add a song to the thread...

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    yea that dunk was straight up dirty

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    Kevin Durant is a beast. Dude is 6'10-6'11 with handles like a guard, and a jump shot like a guard. His defense isn't bad either, especially considering it was a Rookie-Sophomore game. Once he gets a little stronger, I could see him leading the league in scoring.

    My game score prediction was really close, not so much for the MVP lol. I guess that was more wishful thinking.

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    dayum Durant is a monster, imo he should be playing in the allstar game as well but he def got it next year

    my dude Chandler got a sick dunk




    .......and my dude T.O wins celebrity game MVP for the second time in a row

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    Originally Posted by DaTPRiNCE
    dayum Durant is a monster, imo he should be playing in the allstar game as well but he def got it next year

    my dude Chandler got a sick dunk




    .......and my dude T.O wins celebrity game MVP for the second time in a row
    yeahhh yo t.o. had a sick alley oop rebound off glass

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    Originally Posted by GoKnIcKsDLEE42
    yeahhh yo t.o. had a sick alley oop rebound off glass
    yea man he the best..........he gonna kill em next year and the cowboys win the superbowl and then he gonna play in the celebrity game again and wins his 3rd straight mvp.......book it

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    Originally Posted by DaTPRiNCE
    yea man he the best..........he gonna kill em next year and the cowboys win the superbowl and then he gonna play in the celebrity game again and wins his 3rd straight mvp.......book it

    i say the cowboys go 12-4 next year. romo gets 4487 yds, 32 td, 13 int. T.O has a another 1000+ yd plus season, but i think felix is gonna grow up and be beastly next year. i dont see the cowboys winning the title, but i do see them playing to their talent level next year. there is just no way a team with as much talent as the cowboys could miss the playoffs again. there have even been rumors that larry johnson wants to go to dallas lol.

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    Originally Posted by DaTPRiNCE
    yea man he the best..........he gonna kill em next year and the cowboys win the superbowl and then he gonna play in the celebrity game again and wins his 3rd straight mvp.......book it
    then he unfortunatly shatters both knee caps in the final minutes of the game. go giants! lol

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    Originally Posted by DaTPRiNCE
    yea man he the best..........he gonna kill em next year and the cowboys win the superbowl and then he gonna play in the celebrity game again and wins his 3rd straight mvp.......book it
    LOL....T.O. Might not even be a Cowgirl next season.
    Best 1-2 punch...Barber/Jones Stop it.

    Brandon Jacobs - D Ward, Giants gonna sh*t on you again.

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    Originally Posted by DaTPRiNCE
    dayum Durant is a monster, imo he should be playing in the allstar game as well but he def got it next year

    my dude Chandler got a sick dunk




    .......and my dude T.O wins celebrity game MVP for the second time in a row
    I wached the first half of that game. Then I saw Dominique Wilkins (one of my favorite players ever) miss a dunk, got depressed and started playing 2k9 lol.

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    lmao.......yea 2k9 is that game, sick! my knicks are pretty good in that game

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