Whole team is a piece of ****. Disgraceful team! Ya vaflil ih vseh v rot. Vse pederasty i skoty ebanye! I feel sorry for Mike Dantony and Larry Brown. Big dissapointment. I hate NY Knicks!!! Dormoedy, gryaz`, vseh v tualet! Ves mir bardak vse ludi blyadi. Arthur Pokanyuk.
yeah, high school language classes are pretty much a waste of time. i've been taking french for 2 years, and i barely understand french at all.
#1. Rubio has played in two or three other seasons, and his numbers are either bad or mediocre, while playing in an inferior league. The link to the stats are posted, I think it's unreasonable for you and David Lee's girl to expect me to manually post all his stats. Going into the link and selectively posting a portion of what was there is lazy, dishonest and manipulative. And how does only playing five games prove that he's good. It might prove that he's not as bad as those numbers, but that's it.
#2. I've watched Rubio in quite a number of games, and he'd be a liability in the NBA, on defense and offense. This can be seen, when he makes horrible mistakes against Australia, Russia and other non-USA teams, nearly matching his assists with his turnovers. This is especially disconcerting in that Fernandez and Gasol, amongst others, all brought their numbers up, when compared to their NBA numbers, during the Olympics. And, again, just to be clear, contrary to your previous comment, he played against teams other than the USA, so don't try to back peddle now, by saying he was playing "the best teams in the world." In fact, that's not even true, because Olympic teams, other than the USA, are often not as good as the worst NBA teams, which has been proven numerous times, when they've played against some of our worst teams: for example, Macabbi Elite being slaughtered by the New York Knicks in 2007. And again, making excuses for a player doesn't make the player good.
#3. Calderon is only one player, he's not responsible for 12, or whatever number, of other grown men. And no, you don't need a 40 inch vertical leap in this league, obviously, but your boy, Rubio, can barely get off the floor, at only 6'3. And in the NBA, believe it or not, you do need jumping ability. Your previous post said "Rubio>>>>>Calderon" and that's just insane. Calderon is a proven player, with all-star level skills and talent, blazing speed, unparalleled ability to penetrate, great passing ability: 8.5 assists per game. How many point guards can average 8.5 assists? If the guy were playing in a bigger market, he would have made the all-star team, already.
#4. As for the Raptors, you again expose yourself as a bottomfeeder, with no ability to go beyond the most superficial pieces of information. Did you know that the Raptors made the playoffs, largely because of Calderon, on both of the past two seasons? You must not, because you seem to want to blame the man for the current Raptor season.
#5. Rubio might turn out to be a good player, just like you might someday be president of the United States. Please make clear that your hopes, including great white ones, and dreams are just that... hopes and dreams. He has a small chance of becoming great, at 6'3, with no speed or jumping ability, while being turnover prone, but it's really not likely. So many of you base your arguments on the tingling sensation you get from hearing a player's name or because someone in the media tells you that someone like Gallinari is great. Try to be logical, for once in your lives.
Streetdreams let you get away with way too much, but I'm not as nice as he is.
*** Oh, and I don't want to hear that age BS that was used with Gallo, because if you're a top 10 pick, you're being drafted on the basis that you're better than most other players, regardless of age. Age is just an incidental fact, like shoe size or whatever. Otherwise, you'd see 15 year old 5 footers drafted on the basis of age. It's just a bad argument: these guys get drafted based upon belief in their skills.
Last edited by OGKnickfan; Mar 22, 2009 at 10:09.
Rubio does have a great chance of being a star player, but if i had to choose now, i'd choose Calderon only because he's ALREADY established himself in the NBA as an amazing point guard. Rubio has yet to do so.
Rubio has so much potential, as Jay said, but he can become a bust. Then again, anyone can become a bust.
I love the Knicks but getting blown out by the Kings is embarrassing.
ESPN is going to laugh at us....again.
Mike D better make some moves and stop playing inconsistent players like Chandler....play the bench players like Wilcox.
BTW, Maccabi Elite isn't an Olympic team. It's a Euroleague team.
When I said that, I didn't mean right now. I meant when Rubio reaches his prime. It was a poor choice of words on my part.
I never blamed him for this season. I was just pointing out that he (and the entire Raptor team) are underachieving this season.