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Old 08-08-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Without sports, where would these guys be in life?

My Picks

Best Adjusted:

Ray Allen - Well spoken, incredible work ethic, an easy hire for any manager. This is the guy that's probably working on his shot right now, the kind of guy that runs the same monotonous drills every single day of life. Truly dedicated, a manger's dream employee. A class act.

Kobe Bryant - Also has an incredible work ethic. But what's more important is his desire to be the best. I could really see Kobe as a hot-shot on Wall St doing whatever it takes to get ahead.

Greg Oden - Gregarious... Supposedly excelled in school, he seems wise beyond his years. I'm sure he could've been a likable principal or something of that ilk.

Danny Granger - Smart as a whip. Graduated with a degree in civil engineering at New Mexico; was offered a partial scholarship to Yale.

Emeka Okafor - Graduated with honors in three years with a degree in Finance.

Worst Adjusted:

Rasheed Wallace - Loud mouth trouble maker with a mix of crazy. Would probably be homeless.

Ron Artest - Gangbanger.

JR Smith - Same.

Rajon Rondo - Sneaky. I can imagine him being a small-time thief.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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Rasheed Wallace - Loud mouth trouble maker with a mix of crazy. Would probably be homeless.
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Most former athletes that get a career-ending injury or simply wasn't good enough turn to the film industry. So either that or some kind of criminal life cause if you look at the life stories of some NBA players, the focus on basketball kept them out of trouble.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: Without sports, where would these guys be in life?

i heard that rondo is actually quite smart, good at math
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
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i heard that rondo is actually quite smart, good at math
Yeah, but "smart" for athletes is different from "smart" for the average person. Like people thought Kobe was a genius for scoring over 1000 (1060?) on his SATs, but without sports, that's only good enough to get you into a state school with no scholarship.
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Yeah, but "smart" for athletes is different from "smart" for the average person. Like people thought Kobe was a genius for scoring over 1000 (1060?) on his SATs, but without sports, that's only good enough to get you into a state school with no scholarship.
nothing wrong with that
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nothing wrong with that
For people with low standards, yeah.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:47 PM   #9
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nothing wrong with that

Nothing wrong with it, but still far, FAR from being a "genius".
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Karl Malone - Next great action movie star.

Charles Barkley - Would be the guy from, "Man vs. Food".

Larry Bird - Farmer

Dennis Rodman - Psychotic drug dealer.
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Shaq: Cop
Paul Pierce: C-Movie Actor
Shawn Kemp: Porn Star
Jerry Stackhouse: Singer
Kareem: Author
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:53 PM   #12
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For people with low standards, yeah.
so everyone that doesn't go to an ivy league has low standards? What spoiled family are you from bro? Not everyone has the money for it and 99% of people don't have the IQ or work ethic to get a full ride to a top college.

There have been many successful people coming out of regular colleges and a lot who never went to college at all. SMH at the guy who spends 10 hours a day on a message board saying people that go to state colleges are underachievers in life. Irony at its finest.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:54 PM   #13
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Yeah, but "smart" for athletes is different from "smart" for the average person. Like people thought Kobe was a genius for scoring over 1000 (1060?) on his SATs, but without sports, that's only good enough to get you into a state school with no scholarship.

Im sorry but do you realize the drop off between people capable of accepting a full scholarship to a state school, and everyone else?

Kobe was/is very smart if you think about it.
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so everyone that doesn't go to an ivy league has low standards? What spoiled family are you from bro? Not everyone has the money for it and 99% of people don't have the IQ or work ethic to get a full ride to a top college.

There have been many successful people coming out of regular colleges and a lot who never went to college at all. SMH at the guy who spends 10 hours a day on a message board saying people that go to state colleges are underachievers in life. Irony at its finest.
Whoa there kiddo. Where did I say that? I said state college w/ no scholarship. Where'd ivy league go into it? Lmao. Cry me a river. Not everyone has the money, that's why you work hard to get an academic scholarship. Don't they teach that in poor families too?
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Im sorry but do you realize the drop off between people capable of accepting a full scholarship to a state school, and everyone else?

Kobe was/is very smart if you think about it.
Where did I say it had to be a full scholarship? I just said he'd go to a state school with no scholarship. Holy shit people here are sensitive. And I'd say Kobe's very smart in comparison to his peers, but not in the grand scheme of things.
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