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    First Lamar Odom now... Chris Duhon?

    This is an article from Yahoo Sports. Sad if true.

    It's a bit of an understatement to point out that the Orlando Magic have been through their fair share of controversy this season, what with a franchise player clearly wanting to don another uniform and/or fire his team's celebrated head coach at the same time. There's another minor controversy brewing down in Florida, though, with the demotion of backup point man Chris Duhon.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...153501189.html
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    sad to read.....maybe his behavior suggests some unknown things going on in his life....
    "Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"

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    Little Duhon

    Not meaning to highjack the thread, but I have been curious about "Little Duhon". Does anyone know where he is, and what he has been up to? He was certainly a crowd favorite at Cameron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruBlu View Post
    Not meaning to highjack the thread, but I have been curious about "Little Duhon". Does anyone know where he is, and what he has been up to? He was certainly a crowd favorite at Cameron.
    I was at Chris' wedding several years ago, and Little Duhon (whose name, actually, is not Duhon) was one of the ushers. Thomas is a handsome man who portrays himself well. I was unable to ask him what he was doing, but he looked good! See my post at that time (http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/...Chapel-wedding).

    Go Devils!
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    From the Yahoo! article

    "There are rumors that his off-court habits could be contributing to his sluggish play"

    Gee, that's a pretty thinly veiled assertion that he must be partying like a rock star. That tag has followed Chris around, it surfaced early in Chicago, but I didn't hear anything about it while he was in NY, and those tabloids (News, Post) would have been happy to report any dirt. Bottom line, it's not smart for a marginal player to be a problem for the team. He's still a young man, but he's made $28MM in his career. I guess he thinks that's enough. At 31, if he showed some more professionalism, he could have added another $5MM - $10MM on top of that.

    But, the NBA career of Chris Duhon has to be considered a success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeDevilDeb View Post
    I was at Chris' wedding several years ago, and Little Duhon (whose name, actually, is not Duhon) was one of the ushers. Thomas is a handsome man who portrays himself well. I was unable to ask him what he was doing, but he looked good! See my post at that time (http://www.dukebasketballreport.com/...Chapel-wedding).

    Go Devils!
    yeah, here are some pics of Chris's wedding

    chris-duhon-and-andrea-hernandez-wedding-photos/

    With the wedding at Duke Chapel and reception at the Washington Duke Inn, there's no doubt that Duke means a lot to Chris.
    I've enjoyed following his career and wish him the best.

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    yeah, here are some pics of Chris's wedding

    chris-duhon-and-andrea-hernandez-wedding-photos/

    With the wedding at Duke Chapel and reception at the Washington Duke Inn, there's no doubt that Duke means a lot to Chris.
    I've enjoyed following his career and wish him the best.
    I love the photo of the wedding party including Carlos Boozer, Reggie Love, and Jason Williams. Clearly Chris enjoyed his time at Duke.

    Will we see any Duke teammates in Austin Rivers' wedding party?

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    I have always thought of Duhon as a great distributor of the ball, a guy who sets the rhythm for the offense, who gives it up selflessly to the guy who is well positioned to initiate an attack from where the alignment on the court makes the defense most vulerable. Duhon's ability to see this and get rid of the ball easily and early often leads to excellent scoring opportunities, often after an ensuing pass or two. That style of leadership does not show up in stats or have the pizazz that makes for ESPN highligths. To me, however, it makes the game sing. I have to believe that that quality in Duhan, together with his prowess on defense, has made for what has been a long and fruitful basketball career. Partying by a professional athlete, going way, way back in football, basketball, and perhaps more prevalently, in tennis and golf, why, I am shocked. If you are a star (Paul Horning, Raymond Floyd, Walter Haegen, Andre Aggasi, need I add Wilt, Magic, and the Babe, the Mick, to name a few, it is seen as part of mystique. Partying. We're talking Partying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by COCO View Post
    Will we see any Duke teammates in Austin Rivers' wedding party?
    Why do you ask this question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by COCO View Post
    I love the photo of the wedding party including Carlos Boozer, Reggie Love, and Jason Williams. Clearly Chris enjoyed his time at Duke.

    Will we see any Duke teammates in Austin Rivers' wedding party?
    Well, he is out having a meal with 2 of his former Duke teammates now, still enrolled in school and attending class, and will likely spend his summers at Duke training with former Duke players. He will likely be attending summer sessions at Duke this summer with Kyrie.

    He is a Duke Blue Devil for life and I expect will always see himself that way.

    Wainstein Report Page 19 Section G:
    In men’s basketball, academic counselor Burgess McSwain (“McSwain”) and
    her successor Wayne Walden routinely called Crowder to arrange classes for their
    players.
    Roy Williams Of Nazareth had no knowledge however. He is sinless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newton_14 View Post
    Well, he is out having a meal with 2 of his former Duke teammates now, still enrolled in school and attending class, and will likely spend his summers at Duke training with former Duke players. He will likely be attending summer sessions at Duke this summer with Kyrie.

    He is a Duke Blue Devil for life and I expect will always see himself that way.
    Wow! Mixed emotions.

    Do I respect Austin more for being an actual student/athlete ...

    or for ripping the hearts out of the whine and geezers at the dean dome?

    Still pondering ...

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    can we lay off the austin-bashing?
    "Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"

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    Newton 14 wrote late on Saturday night re Austin Rivers: "Well, he is out having a meal with 2 of his former Duke teammates now"

    hmmm....earlier in the evening, Austin ate dinner in CIS along with his mom, teammates, coaches, and a bunch of fans (including moi) at the annual MBB banquet. Maybe he didn't get enough to eat and went out later for a snack? (FYI...this is in no way intended to be Austin-bashing!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raleighfan View Post
    Newton 14 wrote late on Saturday night re Austin Rivers: "Well, he is out having a meal with 2 of his former Duke teammates now"

    hmmm....earlier in the evening, Austin ate dinner in CIS along with his mom, teammates, coaches, and a bunch of fans (including moi) at the annual MBB banquet. Maybe he didn't get enough to eat and went out later for a snack? (FYI...this is in no way intended to be Austin-bashing!)
    And he then tweeted later last night that he was out at the Waffle House with his boys Marshall Plumlee and Mike Gbinije. I knew the banquet was last night, so obviously the entire team was there for that. I was speaking about the Waffle House trip not the banquet. Thanks


    Austin Rivers
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    At waffle house with the homies @marshallplumlee and @TheRealGbinije !!

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    Wainstein Report Page 19 Section G:
    In men’s basketball, academic counselor Burgess McSwain (“McSwain”) and
    her successor Wayne Walden routinely called Crowder to arrange classes for their
    players.
    Roy Williams Of Nazareth had no knowledge however. He is sinless.

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    This could go here or in the Dukies In The NBA thread, but I'll post it here since it looks like Duhon has worked his way back into Van Gundy's graces.
    Sunday night he played 19 minutes while "newly promoted backup point guard Ishmael Smith" sat on his butt, and he played 13 minutes last night while Smith again rode the pine. Both were Magic wins.
    I saw some stories at the same time that Duhon was getting his DNP's that he had gotten an MRI on a sore ankle, which may have kept him on the bench more than an "attitude problem".
    Mmmm, BBQ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD80 View Post
    Wow! Mixed emotions.

    Do I respect Austin more for being an actual student/athlete ...

    or for ripping the hearts out of the whine and geezers at the dean dome?

    Still pondering ...
    Respect him for the first, love him for the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonpie23 View Post
    sad to read.....maybe his behavior suggests some unknown things going on in his life....
    The article doesn't say much good about Chris, portraying him basically as a well-below average player with questions about his work ethic.

    No sense speculating too much, but it sounds like Duhon's NBA days may be nearing an end. I liked him as a Duke player and hope there is another phase in his life that he can enjoy after pro hoops.

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    At last check, the only thing reported in the Orlando Sentinel was that Chris missed a shoot-around to attend to a "personal problem." Nothing was said about any comflicts with anyone, coaches or players.

    And believe me, living in Orlando as I do, the local writers would be the first to make something out of this if they could find anything to report. Would suggest that you check the Sentinel web site before drawing conclusions based on any other reporting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roywhite View Post
    No sense speculating too much, but it sounds like Duhon's NBA days may be nearing an end. I liked him as a Duke player and hope there is another phase in his life that he can enjoy after pro hoops.
    I dunno...I don't follow him closely (or any NBA guys) but I do check the box scores; he's been getting decent minutes all year including a few starts due to injury. He's not a scoring machine, but he must be doing something right for Van Gundy to not keep him on the bench.
    Mmmm, BBQ!

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    Duhon has actually had a better than forecast NBA career; he slipped a bit in the draft, but managed to become a decent
    NBA player anyway, mostly on intangibles; good passing, leadership, smart decision making, good defense. If those are
    no longer there, his shooting isn't enough to keep him in the pros. If his career is over, it was a pretty decent one.

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