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Old 01-24-2008, 09:07 AM   #5 (permalink)

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well i was thinking about this on my morning walk to union station when i got the "Finesse shampoo" jingle caught in my head:

You've got two types of characters.
a. Finesse player with sweet shooting stroke.
b. bad-ass, tough, grind it out bigman.

Bargnani has been option "a" his whole basketball life - and he's been good at it too. For me it would really seem near-impossible to make one into the other. And sure the main issue in Andrea's transition has been a mental block. He's developed "finesse" habits in all his playing years, and people expect him to change them just like that? it's not going to happen.

As i see it, this transition is almost as difficult as it would be for a player like REggie Evans to become a finesse player.
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