Originally Posted by LKeet6
"false messiah" (the thread title) was too much imho.
no problem with you posing questions, or even opinions, but you should expect comeback when they're pretty incendiary.
let's go another way with this. is he a false messiah? NO, imho.
what do you think?
Actually read the title of the thread before you start putting words in my mouth. The False Messiah is followed by a question mark. It merely takes a vision of Valanciunas that’s being purported to us by management and putting it up for discussion/debate. I am expecting comeback and I think I’ve defended my position quite admirably, if I might add. Most of us are big Raptor fans on this forum, myself included, and want nothing but the best for our prospects. I wish all of our young players/prospects have successful careers in the NBA. It would be a dream come true for me to one day see us win a NBA championship. However, regardless of what I think, I’m always open-minded and willing to consider alternative viewpoints. I recall in the past, I would simply flip out if someone wrote Bargnani
off. I’m actually a lot more receptive today to listening to differing basketball opinions/views related to our franchise rather than get carried away by all the hoopla. As a fan base, that kind of discussion and openness should be welcomed and is healthy. So if you think he’s not a false messiah, that’s your opinion and I applaud you for sharing it with us. I did not for a second write his future/career off. I do, however, take issue with BC selling him as a future franchise player. I think that’s a bit too premature. I’m not going to blindly accept what management’s telling us. If you actually look at my prior posts, I stated that the jury is still definitely out on that one.