FoxSports.com: Fan Reactions to Bargnani signing...
Old 07-08-2009, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Italian forward Andrea Bargnani was signed by the Toronto Raptors to a five-year contract extension on Wednesday, reported to be worth about $50 million over five seasons starting in 2010-11.
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I can't stop laughing. Somene please tell me this a July, April fools joke.
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I live in toronto and hate to say it but Raptors will not be going anywhere for a while and Bosh will leave soon. what a stupid move he could of been paid 2-4 million a year and he would have been happy.
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This is absolutely ridiculous! who is this no known player getting 10 mil a year for 5 yrs. if he gets paid that much, he better make sure that he singlehandedly take Raptor to the playoffs next year and win the chapionship too. WOW!
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$50 million for this guy? Seriously? The Raptors must want to sink their franchise.
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You guys are a joke. You don't know who Bargnani is? Do you only watch basketball at playoff time and only know of Lebron and Kobe. A multidimensional center who can step out and hit the three is a big disruptive factor in any offense, and after a breakout season, if he keeps getting better, he becomes more like Hedu Turkoglu and then people will be wondering why he's only got a $50 million deal.
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I've said this many years ago and it still holds true today, STUPID teams do STUPID things so they will always be no factor when it comes to championship time. Now they have a Duke type front line with no rebounding presence at all, and we see where that has landed Duke latey
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The majority of people seemed to think Bargnani is either a stiff or an average player. Virtually everyone thought the Raptors made an extremely bad move. Thoughts?
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lmfao, these guys are stupid, 2-4mill wtf.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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gotta love readers comment sections.

I read them all the time. especially for youtube clips.

I usually get a laugh out of them.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My initial reaction was "what a bunch of haters" but then I realized that these guys didn't know anything about Andrea and may not have seen him play even once.
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There all just haters & I have no time or patients for haters period!
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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uhhh... fan reactions?? Clearly they're not Raptor fans
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gotta love readers comment sections.

I read them all the time. especially for youtube clips.

I usually get a laugh out of them.

Haha the comments are the best part about random YouTube videos!

And these guys must have just looked at his stats and made their opinion from those numbers only. I'm sure they don't watch the Raptors play too often and that's okay, after all, I don't think many Raps fans watch the Thunder games on a regular basis.

At least we know what a steal we're getting. (Hopefully Bargs won't make me swallow my words and steps up next year).
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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a lot of Canadians say the same thing on TSN and others

I think Canadians look at $10 mil a year and compare it to hockey, only the elite hockey players make $10 mil +
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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True Raptor fans recognize this as an absolute bargain. Even that tool DJ Bennet on the Score was kinda ragging on this deal saying he only got extended "because BC wants to justify his pick" (guy must be a weekend Raptors fan). Can't wait for Andrea to reach his all-star potential and gain noteriety in the states.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm actually more suprised by how much support the signing has gotten here than i am of foxsports fans reaction being negative...considering most here wanted to send him to outer space as recently as last december.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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maybe you guys are just a bunch of Bargnani homers.

I think this deal is a gamble. He could go back to being bustnani and this is the worst deal... or he could become an all-star.

BC has faith in this guy.. so should we I guess.
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People also need to realize that this is a prospective signing. He hasn't necessarily been offered 10 million per based on what he's done, but what he's shown he can become.
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Not me....I have had plenty of conversations about him with Jack Armstrong I asked him straight up because he see's him in person almost every game "Is Andrea a bust or not?" Jack said to me a couple times he doesn't think he will be a bust I said "why" He said that when Andrea has a good game it really good & when he has a bad game he is really bad, Jack believed that more good games were ahead of him & so fare he has been soo right.

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Old 07-08-2009, 07:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Jack talks out of his ass lol. The old man annoys me.
But I to believe Bargnani will continue to prosper as a player and one day HOPEFULLY become a dominate scoring center
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Thanks for posting this Apollo. These guys are dumasses. They don't know jackshit about NBA. They can go screw off because to me 10 mil a year is very reasonable
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a lot of Canadians say the same thing on TSN and others

I think Canadians look at $10 mil a year and compare it to hockey, only the elite hockey players make $10 mil +
ding ding ding!! most canadians equate salarys to NHL and in the NHL to make 10mil a year, you are the true elite, already a multi time allstar, top points kinda guy, trophys etc etc..... but in basketball terms, its a pretty fair deal, it has the potential to be a great deal, or a medicore one. Assuming what he will become is always a bad thing, lets find out tho.

But again, Hedo has accomplished much more in the last few years as a player and on his team, but ppl here think 10mil is way too much for him, but he is unique as andrea himself with his skillset at 610, only difference is age and ab might not have reached his ceiling. But Hedo is a much more proven commodity then AB.

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I can only assume that they haven't seen many Raptors games. I can assure you that I agreed with their sentiment a year ago, but he looked great in the last half of the season. Every time you expected him to start to fail again, he came back with another good game. He was averaging 18 and 6, which is almost what Charlie V averaged. Charlie V has nowhere near the potential that Andrea does and look at the contract that he got.
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A 7 foot+ center who now can block shot, play solid man to man defense, is young, can handle the ball, pass and is a great shooter.

If Daly was worth 10 million, And Murphy, Camby, Emeka etc. Bargs is definately worth it.
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ask yourself, if he could so easily make 14 so soon, why take this deal?? because nobody else in the nba would give it right now, its a low risk gamble imo, u can still dump him for decent value at years end and now his contract is bigger so u can get a bit more.
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