LA Perspective: Bargnani turning heads
Old 01-25-2010, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is Bargs a nerd??

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That said, the one Raptor that has flown under the radar this year is Andrea Bargnani, especially defensively(probably because he looks kind of nerdy). This is a guy that has a reputation for being able to shoot the ball well, which is a fair assessment. The one thing he doesn’t get enough credit for is his defense. He’s surprisingly fast for a man of his size(about 7 feet tall), and has great strength on the block. Whenever he was forced to defend the Laker bigs with the ball, he made scoring on him tough. The Lakers’ Twin Towers had to earn their points against Bargnani. Offensively, Bargnani came up big. He didn’t have the most efficient night, making only 7 of his 17 attempts, but he was a perfect 7 for 7 from the charity stripe on his way to a team-high 22 points.

The same cannot be said for Chris Bosh. I love the guy, as evidenced here, but he’s ill-equipped to deal with men of Mountain Drew and Pau Gasol’s size. They have a few good inches on him, including their tremendous wingspan. Bosh struggled with Bynum for most of the night defensively, and even had his shot blocked by the New jersey Native twice. I think Bosh did a great job adjusting after halftime to the height of his opponents.


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Just so my non-L.A. readers know, I live only twenty minutes away from where Demar DeRozan played his High School ball. In fact, he and Derrick Williams, my alma-mater(La Mirada High)’s potential NBA prospect, played against each other. A friend of mine that goes to all La Mirada High Basketball games gave me a mini scouting report on DeRozan, saying that he is a bit lazy(obviously can’t get away with that in the NBA), but can D-up when he wants to. I thought he did a decent job on Kobe tonight, showing that he can play defense given his athletic abilities and natural quickness.

Kudos to the Raptors. They are beginning to rival the San Antonio Spurs as the second place team that I have a soft spot for. Plus, their head coach has one of the coolest names. It sounds like a mobster’s, and I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see it used in a movie like Casino.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like he's got a better grasp on this team than 95% of the American media.

Maybe because he actually....gasp....watches our games??
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like he's got a better grasp on this team than 95% of the American media.

Maybe because he actually....gasp....watches our games??
well at least watched yesterday's game...
I bet if Bargs stunk it, he'd thrash on him
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well at least watched yesterday's game...
I bet if Bargs stunk it, he'd thrash on him
90% of raps fans, on here too, have been thrashing Bargnani about his defence and his strength for three years... gotta love it when most are wrong... how old is he again? Give him time to grow and get better... This team is built to win it all in two years...

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Obviously this guy only watched yesterdays game. Demar lazy? Yeah right....POB, yes. DD, no way.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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carp, you're out to lunch, people harped on him because he did suck nuts
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Obviously this guy only watched yesterdays game. Demar lazy? Yeah right....POB, yes. DD, no way.
demar can be lazy during some parts of the game, you see it but its not there enough to be concerned its more of a rookie thing, I'm sure as he gets older he'll get more dominate

the guy is raw, he'll probably need three or fours years of develpment, he makes those mistakes of geting to excited for games, when jack says he looks like a 17 year old boy sometimes you think he is,

don't get me wrong I'm very happy we got this guy, you can just see he is going to be good


about Bosh, when Bosh sent kobe back and fouled him, I don't know something about that play, it said to me ya I know your kobe but not in my house respect
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demar can be lazy during some parts of the game, you see it but its not there enough to be concerned its more of a rookie thing, I'm sure as he gets older he'll get more dominate

the guy is raw, he'll probably need three or fours years of develpment, he makes those mistakes of geting to excited for games, when jack says he looks like a 17 year old boy sometimes you think he is,

don't get me wrong I'm very happy we got this guy, you can just see he is going to be good


about Bosh, when Bosh sent kobe back and fouled him, I don't know something about that play, it said to me ya I know your kobe but not in my house respect
I loved that play, yeah Bosh, "this is my house not yours". In my opinion I think that was the turning point of the game. Kobe wasn't quite so willing to attack the basket and I think the defense turned it up a notch and the offense fed off that.
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I don't think Bargs looks like a nerd; kinda acts like one, but he looks foxy...
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I told ya in the post game. That was a turning point. After that play, the intensity just turned up. At the beginning, the Raptors were like intimidated by lakers and damn when lakers scored fans were cheering. What was that shit??? we are in TO damn it.
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Looks like he's got a better grasp on this team than 95% of the American media.

Maybe because he actually....gasp....watches our games??
*watched A game haha

maybe the rest of the american media should try it. one game. comon.
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I don't think Bargs looks like a nerd; kinda acts like one, but he looks foxy...
I think it's a code word for caucasian.

Plus he looks a little like Gasol perhaps and that's definitely the designated nerd of the Lakers team.
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I have believed in this guy for quite some time.....and its about time that he starts answering back
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I think it's a code word for caucasian.

Plus he looks a little like Gasol perhaps and that's definitely the designated nerd of the Lakers team.
He doesn't look anything like Gasol. Gasol's a bag of milk.


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Mountain Drew??? I guess that refers to Bynum but that seems like a bit of a stretch for a nickname to me.
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