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Old 06-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default ron harper on ESPN stuttering like crazy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElGk51iZCaM

*i feel bad for the guy because ESPN should have known he had a problem and embarrassed him like that. WOW
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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It is unfortunate, but I feel like if anyone has come to terms with there stuttering it would be Ron Harper. My credibility based on experience is absolutely zero obviously, but Harper, a vital player to five championships, doesn't seem to me like the kind of person that would shy away from an analysis broadcast.


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Old 06-07-2011, 12:15 PM   #3
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Wow, that is sad.

And funny at the same time :roll
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:23 PM   #5
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I don't see what's wrong with interviewing him like the youtube video implies. We don't need to hide the fact he stutters, there is nothing wrong with it. Obviously it's shocking to hear if you're listening to the radio, and a natural reaction might be to laugh, but he's an expert on the subject they were talking about and I think this carries more weight than his speech impediment.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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Default Re: ron harper on ESPN stuttering like crazy

Does he have a disease or something? Or he's that nervous?

Seemed like he knows what he saying and delivered some of the line ok but there were times that he would stutter really bad like that isn't normal for a person who's just nervous.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:41 PM   #7
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Good for him.

Most people are afraid to even talk too a girl in public that they will never see again.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:44 PM   #8
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I don't see what's wrong with interviewing him like the youtube video implies. We don't need to hide the fact he stutters, there is nothing wrong with it. Obviously it's shocking to hear if you're listening to the radio, and a natural reaction might be to laugh, but he's an expert on the subject they were talking about and I think this carries more weight than his speech impediment.

So you really dont see a problem with ESPN putting someone on the air that has a stuttering problem? atleast let him get it fixed (bill walton) before subjecting him to ridicule and possibly affecting any kind of career with ESPN etc... this was shameful from ESPN.
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So you really dont see a problem with ESPN putting someone on the air that has a stuttering problem? atleast let him get it fixed (bill walton) before subjecting him to ridicule and possibly affecting any kind of career with ESPN etc... this was shameful from ESPN.

I'm sure Harper knows he has a stuttering problem. If he's like a lot of people with the same issue, he's had to deal with it most of his life and has likely come to accept it.

For me personally, I'd be more upset if I was declined an interview because of the stutter (if I was an expert on the subject like Harper was), than I would be upset about people ridiculing me for the interview itself.
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So you really dont see a problem with ESPN putting someone on the air that has a stuttering problem? atleast let him get it fixed (bill walton) before subjecting him to ridicule and possibly affecting any kind of career with ESPN etc... this was shameful from ESPN.
You need sensitivity training. "Get it fixed"? C'mon.

No, there is no problem with interviewing someone who has a stuttering problem. Ron Harper has loads of interesting things to say about playing in championships, and I wanted to hear it. The stuttering is awkward, but no more than that.

I thought the interview should have been structured better, so that he could give short, concise answers.

This has been a lifelong issue for Harper, and it provides a reality check for everyone who listened to realize that athletes are subject to all of the things experienced by regular people.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:06 PM   #11
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You need sensitivity training. "Get it fixed"? C'mon.

No, there is no problem with interviewing someone who has a stuttering problem. Ron Harper has loads of interesting things to say about playing in championships, and I wanted to hear it. The stuttering is awkward, but no more than that.

I thought the interview should have been structured better, so that he could give short, concise answers.

This has been a lifelong issue for Harper, and it provides a reality check for everyone who listened to realize that athletes are subject to all of the things experienced by regular people.

'short concise answers'?? ok fine, let him say -"yes, no" etc.. hahah wow, you guys need your heads examined. Mods PLEASE close this thread due to stupidity of other posters
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This has been a lifelong issue for Harper, and it provides a reality check for everyone who listened to realize that athletes are subject to all of the things experienced by regular people.

The worst part is the people today who hear athletes with stutters or struggles with public speaking and think that they are somehow "retarded" because of it.

A prime example going forward will be Mike Gilchrist, Top 5 pick next year.


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Old 06-07-2011, 01:14 PM   #13
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wow. I did not laugh. I couldn't.

I didn't know he's a stutterer. Did he have this problem before?
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Didn't watch. I can't stand to see people get embarrassed or hurt, but most people seem to love it on youtube. From one to ten, how bad was it?
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Didn't watch. I can't stand to see people get embarrassed or hurt, but most people seem to love it on youtube. From one to ten, how bad was it?
Maybe a 100000000
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