Favorite non-UVa NBA player?

Those Kings teams were great to watch. I loved Peja’s jumper.

The Kemp-Payton era Sonics and the Run TMC Warriors were other great west coast teams to watch although I was a little young to see much Run TMC other than Sportscenter highlights.

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Hondo Havlicek was my favorite as a kid, but Larry Legend eventually eclipsed him. Among current players, I’m a big Jaylen Brown fan. That young man’s focus and drive–both on and off the court–are really admirable.

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GMoney learnin early (or later) that pops always knows. great story

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It was funny having Mr Havlicek just as Chris’s dad in my time. Then we started to look up box scores from his day when he would crush us in HORSE daily (dont think he ever took a letter) and man it was just greatness. Have lotta stories of him giving us an occasional tidbit in “normal” things like “well when i was guarding Julius and…” ok we get it…

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Yeah, my Pop taught me so much about sports and life in general. Tomorrow marks 4 years since we lost him. I miss him every day.

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It’s so awesome that you guys got to hang around with and learn from such a legend. I’m envious. I know Hondo had some critical stuff to say about JJ’s usage of Chris, but I’m sure it had to be frustrating for him to see his son not quite be able to break through. I’m glad Chris still has warm feelings toward the program. I’m really looking forward to listening to the latest episode of the JWilly Show.

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College only:

  1. Len Bias
  2. Grant Hill
  3. Akeem (no H then) Olajuwon
  4. David Robinson
  5. Larry Johnson
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It’s great reading these. For me, it’s Lebron, Dame, Kobe, Gary Payton, and Muggsy. Those among other guys. Primarily it’s Malcolm, Ty, Kyle, Dre, Mike, Jus, and Dev, tho.

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Starting a podcast to keep up with all the hoos in the professional ranks…

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Can we take a moment to appreciate that thanks to the CTB era, there are so many Hoos in the NBA currently that it’s actually difficult to keep up with them? AND the top rated one of all of them isn’t even in the bubble! We are in rarefied air friends.

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Should add, we were kinda lost about the tiebreakers between the Suns, Grizzlies, and Blazers. But this sums it up well:

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Current guys:

  • Jokic: Very fun to watch him do some sorcery with the ball in his hands
  • Giannis: His drives, especially in transition, are breath-taking at times
  • Lowry: I just appreciate how he plays. All the details are just right and just does winning stuff constantly.
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Current players…Kyle Lowry and Dame Lillard. Dame is must watch TV for me.

All time, Barkley, Shaq and Bird.

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Although, I would have to say that when I first got to PDX, Brandon Roy was amazing to watch. Saw him score 52 one time. But I still think Dame is my favorite for my earlier reasons.

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The Blazers/Nets game was incredible…

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Found my fav non uva player (After AI, of course)

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After reading Jimmy Butlers quotes from his interview with Rachel Nichols. He my new favorite current player.

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and you know mine… same reason(s) ha

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And Butler is running a coffee shop out of his hotel room and charging $20 a cup? Savage! Im all in on thia guy.

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Current player is tough because there are a lot I like… but if I had to pick I gotta go with Dame. Have been a big fan of him as a player and as a person for a while and his play in the bubble has been out of this world.

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