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Old 01-24-2013, 02:51 PM   #21 (permalink)
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...and BS absolutely tooled him. My buddy and I went out last night, I played ball with him in College, I told him about the Scallenge, and the posts here and he chuckled. He brought up a point I hadn't. He simply said, "do the guy on your message board not realize that for 11 year he has played, and practiced against the absolute best players in the world?"

He's right. BS has been battling Garnett everyday for quite a while. He was also pretty good at his peak. How he hell do people think some guy from the YMCA has a chance.

I have played against wha I thought were juggernauts. Played against and hag to Guard the Newton brothers, Tom being a standout at the CIAU level, his brother starting for Duke. Pete, Guarasci played for team canada, played him too, the three of those long bastards played at Anne Meyer. I have played pick up against a retired Laker Mike Smrek. Fuck. NONE of these guys had even close to the career that BS has had. Let me tell you how untouchable these guys were.... shit, Smrek was in his 40's and he dunked all over all of us and we all played to the college level.

the space between NBA player and "kinda good baller" is much bigger than people think. When you're busy busting on players, and WE ALL DO IT, keep this in mind. These guys have sits with more talent than us, and those same shits are likely smarter too.
Wow dude, nice name dropping skills!

But you're right for the most part, they are more talented then most of the people out there.

Of course, it would help if the average male was more like 6'9 instead of 5'9 The thought of an average joe even COMPETTING with a guy like Scalabrine wouldn't even be thinkable if they weren't incredibly tall.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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jabari parker, shabazz muhammed off the top of my head would beat this guy imo.
Just trying to say, there are people not in the NBA that are at that high level that would beat scalabraine

the syracuse guy that got beat by BS isnt in the NBA for a reason, he isnt good enough. Im talking about kids that have NBA potential
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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To be fair others didn't look like weighing 230lbs. And you're not winning any 1 on 1 game by shooting jump shots.
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jabari parker, shabazz muhammed off the top of my head would beat this guy imo.
Just trying to say, there are people not in the NBA that are at that high level that would beat scalabraine

the syracuse guy that got beat by BS isnt in the NBA for a reason, he isnt good enough. Im talking about kids that have NBA potential
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the point is that the shabazzes, wigginses, etc. are such a small percentage of guys outside of the NBA. Minute. Like Bill said, less than 1%. The idea behind the whole thing was not to prove he can beat that 0.000001%, but to prove that the gap between potentially the worst NBA player and an average joe sitting on a message board talking about how much of a scrub Scal is, is actually extremely significant and overlooked.

Like think about the best player you ever played against. Scal would crush him. Think about that.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #26 (permalink)
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jabari parker, shabazz muhammed off the top of my head would beat this guy imo.
Just trying to say, there are people not in the NBA that are at that high level that would beat scalabraine

the syracuse guy that got beat by BS isnt in the NBA for a reason, he isnt good enough. Im talking about kids that have NBA potential
They guys you are thinking about are actually NBA level talents. If they were allowed to, they would easily make an NBA roster. If you are wondering how they would do against Scal, why not also include Kobe, Lebron and Melo. There are lots of guys in the League that could crush Scal.

I'm thinking this thread is talking more about the guys that dominate wherever they play locally (YMCA, outdoor court, college rec centre), but would have no chance at making it onto an NBA team. A skilled guy like Scal (with great size) would easily come out ahead.
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Wow dude, nice name dropping skills!
Ya like that eh... it was necessary to prove a point though, make no mistake understanding that I'm the first to admit I suck...just been lucky enough to play with some good players when I was a rat.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:54 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Scalabrine would kill even the best high school elete that play his position. You still don't get it. These phenoms, guys like Kobe, T-Mac, Lebron, they were good, but they didn't step on the NBA floor and wipe everyone up right away. Experience playing the game is huge man.
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I remember Joey Graham wanting to beat the shit outta him one game against the Celtics.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I would like to read that if anyone can find it. Me, I have to get my ass to work and look busy
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find this mag and it'll be in it. i couldn't find the article anywhere
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Scalabrine would kill even the best high school elete that play his position. You still don't get it. These phenoms, guys like Kobe, T-Mac, Lebron, they were good, but they didn't step on the NBA floor and wipe everyone up right away. Experience playing the game is huge man.
Actually..... some of the best ones did. Lebron was a monster from Day 1. So was Shaq. So was Grant Hill. So was A.I.... and Wilt, Bird, Magic and Kareem from back in the day. MJ too.

You're right for the most part but the elite of the NBA? A lot of those guys were probably competing (and holding their own) against NBA-level talent when they were in HS.
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