Calderon still waiting ????
Old 02-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like Calderon will miss another game due to Visa Issues. I thought that all players have to be cleared before they can play for their respective teams ? The US department of homeland security putting the screws to our Spanish friend and the Detroit Pistons.Maybe Jose is a terrorist threat to the Americans lol ???????
I have talked to friends that were hired to work in the US and had to wait min. 3 months before clearing all the red tape.
Looks like he will also miss the Monday game.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They definitely have to clear the physicals. This visa thing is bizarre. He plays regularly in the US. So he must have some paperwork already.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Whaaat? I'm planning to go see him play at the ACC on April 1st. If he has to wait a minimum of 3 months, well then, I'll pick another game earlier than that then.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There's no way it will be 3 months. There are different streams for different types f occupations. It's mysterious that it isn't done already.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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my guess is they won't issue a visa on the weekend. government offices are always closed then.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There's no way it will be 3 months. There are different streams for different types f occupations. It's mysterious that it isn't done already.
Its really mysterious....pro athletes always seem to get pushed to the front of line i.e. cat scans....MRI..... while us peons have to wait. Maybe they think Calderon is a spy lol ????????
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my guess is they won't issue a visa on the weekend. government offices are always closed then.
Yep - that's likely it. There could also be some issue with Spain. Maybe they are still pissed that Spain was pursuing war crimes against the Bush administration, and are being a little dickish, and made sure not to get it done before the weekend. But once the weekend is over it will likely move along.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's funny because there was rumor the day after the trade that they were going to flip him to someone else. Can't see that happening since they like him but......
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Clearing to play by NBA and having a visa to travel to US are different from having to have a visa to work in US. Thats what he is having trouble with. Altough one would think NBA has setup some system to avoid these situations.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i dont understand why he cant play. hes played games with toronto in america for 8 years, lol.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Clearing to play by NBA and having a visa to travel to US are different from having to have a visa to work in US. Thats what he is having trouble with. Altough one would think NBA has setup some system to avoid these situations.
Surprising to me TBH.... and if I were DET I'd be pretty annoyed.
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don't we have the same issue with hadadi? free hadadiiii! lol
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Blame Devlin. "Jose is dropping bombs on New York!"

"There goes Jose! Flying into the twin towers and burning them !" etc...
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It's funny because there was rumor the day after the trade that they were going to flip him to someone else. Can't see that happening since they like him but......
Am I the only one who just noticed you changed your name?
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Detroit fans better get ready for the two-PG, no defense lineup that only Calderon can bring.
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Clearing to play by NBA and having a visa to travel to US are different from having to have a visa to work in US. Thats what he is having trouble with. Altough one would think NBA has setup some system to avoid these situations.
yeah. having said that though, the paperwork is probably way easier for an American dude than someone from another country. It would explain why all the Americans involved in the trade have suited up while the Spanish dude and the Iranian dude still haven't seen the court. Not that Haddaddi would see the court anyways, but you know what I mean.

Still though, a little bit of a head scratcher for sure.
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Detroit fans better get ready for the two-PG, no defense lineup that only Calderon can bring.
Yeah, because we look much better without him, right?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeah, because we look much better without him, right?

After 8yrs of him, yes.
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Yeah, because we look much better without him, right?
So far, yes we do look better without him. DD looks rejuvenated and Gay looks amazing. As jeffb said, after 8 years of failure with Calderon leading us it's time to move on and try other things. Hopefully if Lowry plays better we can become a running team.

But if you're fine keeping Calderon and being the same awful team over and over, so be it.
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Caldy is what most of our players are. A good piece that needs a star player to feed. He will do fine if he lands on a team with a star.

DD was "garbage" according to most of us. Now that Gay is here, he compliments him well.

Stop hurting on 8. He left it on the court every night. Even after he was traded and had to come back.
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