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Old 06-29-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

Or are there too many issues? Not hearing plays, teammates, whistles, etc.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

Some dude that used to play for the cavs who plays here in new zealand now was deaf
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

If he into the college or pro level overseas, there should be no problem.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:54 AM   #4
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

Lance Allred.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

yes. grew up playing with a kid who was deaf. he was the best on the block so i assume yeah bet.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

If he could read lips, he probably could.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

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Lance Allred.
Yessir, though he was not completely deaf (and could use hearing aids, though I'm not sure if he used them in games).

Regardless, I definitely think it would be more than possible for a deaf person to play in the league.

Edit: Decided to Wiki Lance Allred to learn more. How about these alleged remarks from his former college coach (Rick Majerus): "Lance, you've weaseled yourself through life using your hearing as an excuse. You're a disgrace to cripples.If I was a cripple in a wheelchair and saw [the way] you play basketball, I'd shoot myself."

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Old 06-29-2011, 10:00 AM   #8
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

What about a blind player?
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:01 AM   #9
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What about a blind player?
Only with a seeing-eye dog.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:22 PM   #10
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

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yes. grew up playing with a kid who was deaf. he was the best on the block so i assume yeah bet.

Yea, I'm sure he could be skilled....but I'm wondering if he couldn't play in the nba because he couldnt hear plays called, or teammates talking to him - like calling out screens, or hearing refs whistles, etc.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:25 PM   #11
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What about a blind player?

If he was secretly Daredevil.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:43 PM   #12
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

he would get killed on blind picks when teammates yell out "SCREEN!!" he wont be able to hear it. But Im sure they get around the other issues
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:23 AM   #13
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

if LeBron James was deaf, would he still make the NBA?

Yes.

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:08 PM   #15
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Default Re: Could a deaf player make it in the NBA?

Yeah. If he's deaf that means that he's most likely got better vision. As long as he can read lips and his team uses more signals with him, I don't see why not...

May be an advantage because he doesn't have to hear Skip Bayless and Stephen A Smith talk. lol
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