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Old 06-25-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

I'd be interested, is the hype all about the color or the player. Who compares to joe in the draft.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GdAYyqSOuPc
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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I'd be interested, is the hype all about the color or the player. Who compares to joe in the draft.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GdAYyqSOuPc

yeah, Kevin Love...GTFOH, tryna make everything about race (not a blow thrown at the OP unless that was his intent) people wont be satisfied until we go at war with eachother again. IT'S BASKETBALL, SKILLS KNOW NO COLOR, and neither do TRUE fans
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:16 PM   #3
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Default Re: Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

Anyone who saw THE DUNK at the Big East tourny knows Alexander won't be hampered by the white man's greatest enemy (athleticism).

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X2wTN7HPIu8

Watch the last replay for the best angle. The first two make it look simply like any other facial, but he ****ing soared.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

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I'd be interested, is the hype all about the color or the player. Who compares to joe in the draft.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GdAYyqSOuPc
A player as athletic? There are plenty. A player as athletic/talented? Probably not. I think this guy is the most athletic

http://youtube.com/watch?v=mm6Uz0li5Us
http://youtube.com/watch?v=dO4uPLRfYAI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tIG4_X7Y8iE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BiUBQg70Ygg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fOLg7Xoq7eE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=d-rNIbLVrGg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GkHVFAR_UQU

Deron Washington from VA Tech. But he'll most likely go late 2nd/undrafted. Other athletic freaks are JR Giddens, Sonny Weems, and Bill Walker.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:27 PM   #5
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Default Re: Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

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Anyone who saw THE DUNK at the Big East tourny knows Alexander won't be hampered by the white man's greatest enemy (athleticism).

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X2wTN7HPIu8

Watch the last replay for the best angle. The first two make it look simply like any other facial, but he ****ing soared.

I was out of my chair when I saw that on tv. Dunk was sick
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

If Chase Budinger would have stayed in the draft,Him and Joe would have been 2 of the top athletes in this draft..go figure !!
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:25 PM   #7
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Default Re: Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

He's not that athletic. He just worked on pure vertical. He's not quick and his ballhandling is just bad. Also he doesn't have great hands. The ballhandling's my main beef with him. If he's gonna play the wing, you gotta be able to handle the ball. But ballhandling is never emphasized really among whiteboys.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:26 PM   #8
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Default Re: Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

Honestly, if he wasn't white, he would be a second rounder.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:33 PM   #9
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kumssssss...voteeee
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:42 PM   #10
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Honestly, if he wasn't white, he would be a second rounder.
Ethnicity may be a factor but I wouldn't go that far. In fact considering that Corey Brewer went 7th last year kind of establishes that a player of Alexander's caliber is now a legit top 10 pick.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:50 PM   #11
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Honestly, if he wasn't white, he would be a second rounder.

Da phuck are you smoking. Any dude that athletic, with that work ethic, who has improved that much over a couple years, with that body, with that mid range jumper, who put up those stats to end the season would be a top 15 pick.

It doesn't matter if he pans out or not. ANYONE who did what he did would be picked in the lottery.

Watch some college ball please. If he's not lottery worthy, then all but 5 guys are worthy first round picks.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:26 PM   #12
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Default Re: Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

I'll be proved right. Remember Adam Morrison was nasty in college too. So was JJ Redick. Bunch of other white players. But in the NBA, they're nobodies.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:29 PM   #13
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I'll be proved right. Remember Adam Morrison was nasty in college too. So was JJ Redick. Bunch of other white players. But in the NBA, they're nobodies.
Morrison was completely over-rated and Redick can not get a single play called for him. On top of that neither Redick nor Morrison have the athletic tools that Joe Alexander has.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:33 PM   #14
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I'll be proved right. Remember Adam Morrison was nasty in college too. So was JJ Redick. Bunch of other white players. But in the NBA, they're nobodies.

Did you read what I said. He has done everything to warrant being selected in the lottery. Morrison didn't. If you can't see the difference between Morrison and Alexander than you're blind.

It has nothing to do with being proven right. I could pick names out of a hat and call them busts and be right on some of them.

The fact remains and always will remain he is more than worthy of being selected in the lottery based on what he has done and his makeup.

You can't argue this.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:35 PM   #15
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Default Re: Joe Alexander, is there a black player comparable in the draft?

Does anyone honestly believes the hype is because he is white? You really think scouts/ GMs/ everyone watching basketball are that stupid? C'mon...
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