DeMar DeRozan apologizes for Drew League fracas
Old 08-07-2011, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On Saturday, DeRozan had the chance to pull out a last-second win in a Drew League playoff game for his Go H.A.M. team. Instead, he was at the center of a mini-controversy that resulted in a tossed ball, a bumped referee and a bunch of yapping.

Here's how it went down. Go H.A.M. trailed a Long Beach team named Problems 85-84 with six seconds left. DeRozan took a side inbounds pass near the three-point line, drove hard right into the key and contacted a rotating help defender while putting up a runner. The runner bounced off but was dunked in by one of DeRozan's teammates on the put-back. That potentially game-winning basket didn't count, however, because a referee whistled DeRozan for a charge on the play. (See video of the play below.)

Play continued with Problems hitting two free throws. Go H.A.M. wasn't able to get up a game-tying three-pointer on their final possession and time expired, giving Problems the 87-84 victory. After the buzzer sounded, DeRozan made a point to track down the basketball, which he heaved across the court in frustration. Moments later, one of his teammates charged at the referee, body-bumping him with a fair bit of force, causing the official to stagger backwards but not fall to the ground. The teammate was eventually restrained after some further barking. (See video of the exchange below.)

On Sunday, DeRozan owned up for his part in the fracas on Twitter. "I want to apologize for my actions at the Drew League today," DeRozan said. "I got caught up in the Heat of the moment, but should've handled it better."

He also expressed his appreciation towards the Drew League. "Shout out to the Drew League for providing a great atmosphere for basketball," DeRozan said. "Appreciate the opportunity to play there!"
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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he acted up and apologized, good for him but im liking the fact that he got pissed that he lost an off-season game
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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All that anger he bottled up playing for the Raps finally purged its way out. Serenity now... insanity later:

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atleast the man is starting to get angry
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Brutal.

He acted like a spoiled little kid.

Move on.
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Brutal.

He acted like a spoiled little kid.

Move on.
or someone who cares for the game
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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or someone who cares for the game
Sure he can care for the game but when he gets mad he doesn't have to act like a little kid who didn't get the toy he wanted.

No reason to throw the ball across the court and then take his jersey off and toss it. If he did that after a Raptors game you think he would be getting some mail from the NBA?


Look at it this way. Lots of little kids look up to DeMar cause he is a great young and upcoming player. He is a role model and he might not like that but it comes with the territory. Now little kids are gonna be like hey if we don't get our way in a BB game I should toss the ball across the court and go crazy like Derozen did. Is that what you want?

He apologize. Good for him. Right thing to do. Just a mistake and acted without thinking.

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Old 08-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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There are deeper set psychological Issues that this type of behaviour can indicate. As I said, he acted like a spoiled brat, just move on. But, should you wanna look deeper into this, it's very troubling to see a guy, who you may hang a franchise tag on act in such a childish way for not getting his way at the end of a pick up league game. (yes, drew league is about that good, it ain't NBA action).

If any of you are interested in the study of sports psychology and follow it a bit you'll know where I'm coming from. Passion is fine, but it's more about acceptance of failure. Here's the scenario;

- Game down to one shot. NBA star wants ball and expects ball as he is NBA star.
- Gets ball, lessor opponent gets position, and he fails. Cue tantrum.


Who was he mad at? The official.

Why?

Because the official made a call that showed Demar to have made a mistake in both decision making and execution. He was embarrassed. His ego, which is far too fragile clearly, could not accept defeat.

This is troubling because no true "great player" fails to accept defeat. Ever. They accept it, they move forward, and they prepare for the next time they are faced with a similar scenario so they can change the outcome in their favour. Our guys placed all blame as far from himself as he could, emphatically.

I worry that he may not mature past this. If he cannot, he will never attain anything more than "average" status at the top level.
This thinking extends to all sports, hell, all things in life. Poor character and insecurity won't cut it.

So, I hope our young Gun can work through this stuff and come out the other end a grown man more focused on accepting his failures, and putting the time in to limit making the same mistakes twice.

That’s a pro.
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He's from Compton, what would ya expect. Violence is a daily part of life in the hood. Nothing to be surprised about. It's so obvious that was an offensive foul (the guy flopped and the ref sold it), DD can't accept the fact he lost to those hood ballers who never played in the NBA and then acted like a sore loser.

I'm astonished as to why people care about those games anyways. I thought they're full of crap.

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There are deeper set psychological Issues that this type of behaviour can indicate. As I said, he acted like a spoiled brat, just move on. But, should you wanna look deeper into this, it's very troubling to see a guy, who you may hang a franchise tag on act in such a childish way for not getting his way at the end of a pick up league game. (yes, drew league is about that good, it ain't NBA action).

If any of you are interested in the study of sports psychology and follow it a bit you'll know where I'm coming from. Passion is fine, but it's more about acceptance of failure. Here's the scenario;

- Game down to one shot. NBA star wants ball and expects ball as he is NBA star.
- Gets ball, lessor opponent gets position, and he fails. Cue tantrum.


Who was he mad at? The official.

Why?

Because the official made a call that showed Demar to have made a mistake in both decision making and execution. He was embarrassed. His ego, which is far too fragile clearly, could not accept defeat.

This is troubling because no true "great player" fails to accept defeat. Ever. They accept it, they move forward, and they prepare for the next time they are faced with a similar scenario so they can change the outcome in their favour. Our guys placed all blame as far from himself as he could, emphatically.

I worry that he may not mature past this. If he cannot, he will never attain anything more than "average" status at the top level.
This thinking extends to all sports, hell, all things in life. Poor character and insecurity won't cut it.

So, I hope our young Gun can work through this stuff and come out the other end a grown man more focused on accepting his failures, and putting the time in to limit making the same mistakes twice.

That’s a pro.
talk about looking too much into this. he's young. made a mistake and even apologized for it. a lot of older "matured" players have done far worse than throw a ball across a court in frustration. your opinion is appreciated but tone down the analysis. its not that deep. demar acted like a 21 yr old that got pissed off. whatever. moving on...
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talk about looking too much into this. he's young. made a mistake and even apologized for it. a lot of older "matured" players have done far worse than throw a ball across a court in frustration. your opinion is appreciated but tone down the analysis. its not that deep. demar acted like a 21 yr old that got pissed off. whatever. moving on...
I agree.
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There are deeper set psychological Issues that this type of behaviour can indicate. As I said, he acted like a spoiled brat, just move on. But, should you wanna look deeper into this, it's very troubling to see a guy, who you may hang a franchise tag on act in such a childish way for not getting his way at the end of a pick up league game. (yes, drew league is about that good, it ain't NBA action).

If any of you are interested in the study of sports psychology and follow it a bit you'll know where I'm coming from. Passion is fine, but it's more about acceptance of failure. Here's the scenario;

- Game down to one shot. NBA star wants ball and expects ball as he is NBA star.
- Gets ball, lessor opponent gets position, and he fails. Cue tantrum.


Who was he mad at? The official.

Why?

Because the official made a call that showed Demar to have made a mistake in both decision making and execution. He was embarrassed. His ego, which is far too fragile clearly, could not accept defeat.

This is troubling because no true "great player" fails to accept defeat. Ever. They accept it, they move forward, and they prepare for the next time they are faced with a similar scenario so they can change the outcome in their favour. Our guys placed all blame as far from himself as he could, emphatically.

I worry that he may not mature past this. If he cannot, he will never attain anything more than "average" status at the top level.
This thinking extends to all sports, hell, all things in life. Poor character and insecurity won't cut it.

So, I hope our young Gun can work through this stuff and come out the other end a grown man more focused on accepting his failures, and putting the time in to limit making the same mistakes twice.

Thatís a pro.
All he did was throw the ball across the fym, how do you know that was frustration towards the ref?? It could also come down to he was the star of the game and he couldnt get it done for his team, which could also mean he was just frustrated at him self for not being able to do it
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All he did was throw the ball across the fym, how do you know that was frustration towards the ref?? It could also come down to he was the star of the game and he couldnt get it done for his team, which could also mean he was just frustrated at him self for not being able to do it
Dont sweat it.

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talk about looking too much into this. he's young. made a mistake and even apologized for it. a lot of older "matured" players have done far worse than throw a ball across a court in frustration. your opinion is appreciated but tone down the analysis. its not that deep. demar acted like a 21 yr old that got pissed off. whatever. moving on...


If I were in front of you, that would have taken me 30 seconds to say. It isn't in depth analysis.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Honestly It doesn't seem so bad on the video, I guess you had to be there...

Would be different if they won & he threw the ball?

Good on him for the apology.
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[leo rautins] DD needs to learn when to stop for an easy pull-up J!![/leo rautins]
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lol

He would rather praise Bargs.

[leo rautins]How many seven footers can do that? Big fella is ballin'![/leo rautins]
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lol

He would rather praise Bargs.

[leo rautins]How many seven footers can do that? Big fella is ballin'![/leo rautins]
love that leo can appreciate the skill of a 7 footer..... nothing wrong with positive praise.
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love that leo can appreciate the skill of a 7 footer..... nothing wrong with positive praise.
Don't start antagonizing more Bargs arguments please lol.
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