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Old 06-26-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default have you ever tried to predict a players greatness based on their name?

great players usually have stand out names. unique names. different but cool sounding.


michael jordan
kobe bryant
larry bird
magic johnson
shaquille oneal
tim duncan
jerry west
hakeem olajuwon


i knew anthony bennett would be a bust. he doesnt have as nice a sounding name as a guy like nerlans noel ... you already know hes gonna go beast mode when he comes back

russell westbrook? james harden? lebron "king james? those sound made up. they were meant to fallow an nba script


its not unheard of for sh*ty names to become great. but its rare




so going based on probables. these guys have a better chance to be legends

- andrew wiggins
- jabari parker
- marcus smart
- julius randle
- doug mcdermott
- arron gordon
- adreian payne
- rodney hood
- shabazz napier
- KJ mcdaniels
- glenn robinson



than these guys

- joel embiid
- dante exum
- noah vonleh
- dario saric
- elfrid peyton
- jusuf nurkic
- nick stauskas
- zack lavine
- tj warren
- gary harris
- clint capela
- tyler ennis
- jordan adams
- pj hariston
- kyle anderson

etc...




if i were drafting. i'd try and use premonitions or try and visualize the name being told minute after minute during a game... a name can jump out at you. and other ones youd have a hard time believing theyel be on the tip of everyones tongue


like imagine if kobe bryants name was actually kyle anderson. would you believe a guy like him could have such a boring name?

never
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: have you ever tried to predict a players greatness based on their name?

lol

Are you on something, kenneth? Like weed or alcohol?
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:23 PM   #3
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lol

Are you on something, kenneth? Like weed or alcohol?
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #4
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lol

Are you on something, kenneth? Like weed or alcohol?


theres probably 90% more legends with cool sounding names than boring ones


seriously

BIRD

MAGIC

KOBE

SHAQ?

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no all time great is gonna be known as


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OiJu9ib5Rc#t=0m22s
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:24 PM   #5
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:25 PM   #6
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Default Re: have you ever tried to predict a players greatness based on their name?

LOL I noticed this too, that NBA players have cool sounding names. But I doubt it effects their performance. You're on crack my friend
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:28 PM   #7
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LOL I noticed this too, that NBA players have cool sounding names. But I doubt it effects their performance. You're on crack my friend


i dont think it effects their game as much as it makes the media promote them or give them more coverage, exposure. and thus generating more buzz and the player gets more touches and playing time. leading to more opportunities to show and grow into a potential legend


still think im crazy?


the media and league manufactured allot of guys over the decades... i'm sure some non cool sounding name players could have done just aswell but were never given the plateau to showcase their game


a guy with a boring name isnt fun for the media to talk about lol
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:29 PM   #8
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theres probably 90% more legends with cool sounding names than boring ones


seriously

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LEBRON



no all time great is gonna be known as


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OiJu9ib5Rc#t=0m22s

You are definitely onto something.

However, my question remains, are you under the influence?
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:30 PM   #9
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Default Re: have you ever tried to predict a players greatness based on their name?

all the media could gush over when kobe came up was how he was named after a japanese steak and how cool and different the name kobe was



lmao maybe i am right... exposure does lead to more opportunities and hype
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:32 PM   #10
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i dont think it effects their game as much as it makes the media promote them or give them more coverage, exposure. and thus generating more buzz and the player gets more touches and playing time. leading to more opportunities to show and grow into a potential legend


still think im crazy?


the media and league manufactured allot of guys over the decades... i'm sure some non cool sounding name players could have done just aswell but were never given the plateau to showcase their game


a guy with a boring name isnt fun for the media to talk about lol

Hmm...

You're definitely right, though...some people in life are given better opportunities than others. Just because someone is perceived a certain way, it doesn't mean they're above others if they both had that same opportunity.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:33 PM   #11
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countdown to nerlens noel ROTY campaign


NOEL!


i can already see it now... "père noel!!!!!!! CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR THE SIXERS! what a play!"
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:36 PM   #12
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Default Re: have you ever tried to predict a players greatness based on their name?

look at how shitty of a player robert sacre is... only reason hes still in the nba is because commentators love saying "SACRE BLEU!"

if his name was " robert thomas"... he'd be cut by now
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:37 PM   #13
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Lol I have always thought of this shit.

Jabari Parker and Dante Exum should both be pretty good based off of their names. And what a coincidence, both have already signed deals with Foot Locker and Jordan brand.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:38 PM   #14
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Lol I have always thought of this shit.

Jabari Parker should be pretty good


jabari... a stand alone name.. top 10 goat
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:40 PM   #15
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They should stop giving kids this fake made up names that doesnt even mean anything like shabbaz, cleanthony srs wtf is that
bring back michael, charles etc.
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