Re: Players you thought were gonna be Stars
Man, Gerald Green disappointed me so much. I became a huge fan of his after watching some mixes of him before the draft, and I bought into the hype. At least the mixes I watched before the draft for me definitely warranted some of the T-Mac comparisons he received. T-Mac is my favourite player of all-time, so I was mos def on the Gerald wagon.
Waited and waited for him to get a shot to crack the Celtics rotation, and when he finally got his chance nearer the end of the season, the kid impressed me. Well, the dunks, mainly. But then all the stories started coming out about his lack of basketball, and general IQ.
I kinda blame the dunk contest too. Kid got his time in front of the camera, probably worked on his dunks more than his game. Traded to Minny, lost in the rotation, then started bouncing around the league (really thought Houston would give him a chance), and now look where he is.
I hate wasted potential. Would love for him to get a second chance somewhere. Kinda hoped the Lakers would give him at least a training camp invite after he played on their Summer League team, but it didn't happen. Oh well.