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Old 04-03-2007, 12:42 AM   #16
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Default Re: Bill Simmons doesn't buy the Greg Oden hype....

YOU WILL BELIEVE GREG ODEN CAN FLY!!!

Seriously, this is what happens when his team actually gives him the ball. And at that, they didnt do it tonight as much as they SHOULD have and COULD have either. GO is a monster. Im convinced.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:44 AM   #17
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If all they did was not miss him when being fronted with a clear path hed have had about 31-33.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:45 AM   #18
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Well, I called Oden being dominant...

Simmons stays getting styled on... it's ridiculous.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:47 AM   #19
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How is it ridiculous???

He's been writing blogs on college basketball all year. Some of his predictions have been right and some have been wrong. He's flat out give Oden props and just WANTED to see a game like this. Guarantee he'll give him props tomorrow or the next day.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:59 AM   #20
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Default Re: Bill Simmons doesn't buy the Greg Oden hype....

Can all the simmon's ****** actually READ his articles without making dumb assumptions. He's not an Oden *****. He may love Durant but in his podcast a few days ago, he admitted that he'd still take Oden at #1.

Besides, so what if you make a prediction like Durant top 5 all time? That's what's fun about being a sports fan, seeing players before everyone else does and if Durant does become great, it's even more fun to take the credit.

So start reading and stop hating!
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:01 AM   #21
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All I know is he's no Shaq and it's not even close.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:15 AM   #22
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Default Re: Bill Simmons doesn't buy the Greg Oden hype....

There is only one reason I watched tonight. TO see if Oden can really live up to the hype on the Big Stage. And I learned something, Oden can flat out ball. When he stays out of foul trouble he can dominate like no one's buisness and his defense is astounding. I can't wait to see what he does, whether he stays or goes, either way it' gonna be a joy to see.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:31 AM   #23
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Besides, so what if you make a prediction like Durant top 5 all time?

So what? It's completely ridiculous, that's what. It would that he's better than at least one of Jordan, Wilt, Bird, Magic, and Kareem/Russell (or maybe you prefer Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Shaq, or someone else). That is an extreme suggestion. If any poster here claimed that a guy who has yet to play in the L was one of the best players of all time, that poster would be flamed to bits. Simmons deserves to be criticized just as harshly.

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So start reading and stop hating!

I do read Simmons quite regularly. He's often insightful and almost always funny. That doesn't mean that he is right about everything. He's often wrong (whether's that predicting that the NL is the weaker conference, that the Colts will fade in the playoffs, or that Oden is a question mark), and he ought to be called out when he's wrong, like any random fan with an opinion.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:36 AM   #24
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All I know is he's no Shaq and it's not even close.

how is this relevant towards anything regarding oden?

youre the same type of dude who will downplay kobe when he drops 81 by saying "all i know is he's no jordan"..

so what? enjoy oden for what he is. hes quite a specimen.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:22 AM   #25
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how is this relevant towards anything regarding oden?

youre the same type of dude who will downplay kobe when he drops 81 by saying "all i know is he's no jordan"..

so what? enjoy oden for what he is. hes quite a specimen.

Because people make him out to be the next big thing and he's not. Hell, he might not even end up as good as Duncan. Probably won't.

We're all still waiting on the next great big and Yao is about as close as it gets. Still waiting...
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:39 AM   #26
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Can anybody tell me who does Greg Oden compare to the best in the NBA in the last 10 or 20 years? I don't follow the NCAA, so any description of his talents will be appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:26 AM   #27
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Can anybody tell me who does Greg Oden compare to the best in the NBA in the last 10 or 20 years? I don't follow the NCAA, so any description of his talents will be appreciated.

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Old 04-03-2007, 08:24 AM   #28
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Default Re: Bill Simmons doesn't buy the Greg Oden hype....

Oden looked great last night, but it's the only time I've seen him look great. I still don't buy that he's the best big man prospect in the last 10 years, since the last 10 years have brought us Amare, Howard and Yao, among others.

If we're comparing Oden to Horford and Hibbert, sure he's a great player. But I thought we were supposed to be comparing him to Shaq, Bill Russell, and Hakeem?
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:17 AM   #29
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Simmons=Idiot
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Durant=Bust
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:37 AM   #30
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Oden looked great last night, but it's the only time I've seen him look great. I still don't buy that he's the best big man prospect in the last 10 years, since the last 10 years have brought us Amare, Howard and Yao, among others.

If we're comparing Oden to Horford and Hibbert, sure he's a great player. But I thought we were supposed to be comparing him to Shaq, Bill Russell, and Hakeem?

When they say big man, they mean classic center so theyre not really talking about Amare.

Oden IMO is a better player than Howard and well I guess I see your point about Yao but strictly speaking college ball, they have a point.
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