Smitch on Hakeem: "There’s never been anyone like him.”
Old 09-05-2008, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'd have to agree with Sam that when it comes to big men, there's been no one with the moves like Hakeem had back in the day.

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Toronto Raptors coach Sam Mitchell grins at the memories of the one training camp (1985) he spent with the Rockets.

“The thing I remember about Hakeem is if practice started at 10, he would get there at 9:45 while the rest of us were stretching and jumping rope to get loose,” Mitchell said. “He would walk on the court, touch his toes once, then throw up the ball and he was the best player on the court.

“On my first road trip to New York in the preseason, he actually made me go shopping with him and bought me, the rookie, some new clothes. I’ll never forget how pleasant he was off the court and what a fierce competitor he was on it.

“The game has had Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar), Shaquille O’Neal and (Bill) Russell. But no big man ever had his footwork, those moves. Hakeem would make moves on people, fake them out of their shoes and literally be laughing as he laid the ball in off the glass. There’s never been anyone like him.”
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yet another pearl of wisdom from the Smitch
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh he's totally right. The dream was an incredible talent. and all these stories of how great a guy he was...i'm sure they aren't exagurated.

It's just unfortunate that from a raptor fan's perspective, Hakeem kind of punked the organization.

Oh well.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yet another pearl of wisdom from the Smitch
He's 100% right....
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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He's 100% right....
Obviously.....


Oh, and a person needs to breath to live.

And it stays dark outside if the sun doesnt shine.

Snow is cold to the touch.

1 + 1 = 2.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Obviously.....


Oh, and a person needs to breath to live.

And it stays dark outside if the sun doesnt shine.

Snow is cold to the touch.

1 + 1 = 2.
Wow, you're actually a bit brighter than you let on.
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow, you're actually a bit brighter than you let on.
Dont sell me so high....

Im still bright like a raincloud.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Loved the Dream.

The Dream Shake....dirty
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Only if he was that good when he came to the raps. HE was still in his prime that would be awesome
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If only he didn't take his pay check and retire in November when he came to play for the Raptors...
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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blame glen, not hak. we were stupid enough to offer a contract to a player with no knees and a bad back, he was smart enough to accept it.

as for hak, he was the best center i've seen in a generation rich of them. and this coming from someone who idolized david robinson.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It was a dishonorable thing to do. You can spin it however but he basically stole millions from the Raptors. I fail to see how its Glen's fault that Hakeem mislead the franchise into thinking he still wanted to play ball. Doctors cleared him, it wasn't about health.
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eff david robinson, I'm glad Duncan came along to take the shine outta his ass.
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