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EarlJam
07-03-2007, 01:06 PM
Not sure how familiar you all are with The Onion, but I find it to be usually quite funny. It's all, or mostly satire on the news. Well, in today's sports section, they have a mock sportsgraphic called, "Biggest Busts in NBA Draft History." Here's a link: http://www.theonion.com/content/infograph/biggest_busts_in_nba_draft

Anyway, Grant Hill made the list:

1994: Grant Hill is selected third overall by the Detroit Pistons and breaks both wrists while holding up his new team's jersey

I love The Onion.

-EarlJam

VaDukie
07-03-2007, 02:03 PM
The joke about Len Bias does seem a little over the line though...

Mcluhan
07-03-2007, 02:09 PM
The joke about Len Bias does seem a little over the line though...

Oh, yeah the Onion definitely goes over the line sometimes: "Cambodia converts to skull-based currency" for example.

But more often than not, they're funny in a way that's really revealing about our culture and world. Which I guess is what good comedy always does.

jimsumner
07-03-2007, 03:12 PM
RE: Bias. 1989?

EarlJam
07-03-2007, 03:32 PM
RE: Bias. 1989?

Good point. That was '86, right?

DevilAlumna
07-03-2007, 04:16 PM
In the picture below the text, who's the guy in the warriors cap?

Mcluhan
07-03-2007, 04:19 PM
In the picture below the text, who's the guy in the warriors cap?

Joe Smith. No funny caption necessary.

Actually, the guy was one of the greatest ACC players I ever saw (that 40 and 18 he put up in Cameron was maybe the most dominant live performance I've ever seen), but has never been more than serviceable in the NBA.

kydevil
07-03-2007, 05:38 PM
Yes they do cross the line a lot. For example, under Nba Players to watch in 2006-2007 they say this about J.J. Redick- "Look for this former Duke standout to end his career either by suffering life-threatening injuries in a motor-vehicle crash or by being a poor basketball player."

Not cool. :mad:

Tom B.
07-04-2007, 12:41 PM
RE: Bias. 1989?

Also, Gheorghe Muresan is Romanian, not Croatian, right?



Mcluhan said:

Actually, [Joe Smith] was one of the greatest ACC players I ever saw (that 40 and 18 he put up in Cameron was maybe the most dominant live performance I've ever seen) . . . .

Ah yes, the Season From Hell. That was the game that Maryland won on a Joe Smith tip-in (for his 39th and 40th points) at the buzzer. The ball actually rolled a full 360 degree lap around the rim as the horn was sounding, taunting us for a couple of extra seconds before finally dropping in.

kydevil
07-04-2007, 02:55 PM
Also, Gheorghe Muresan is Romanian, not Croatian, right?


Correct, Mursean is Romanian

JasonEvans
07-05-2007, 09:51 AM
http://www.interbasket.net/players/muresan2.jpg
"Make yourself as big as you can, Gheorghe! That's the key to success."

http://www.cluj.info/business/files/ziua-205605-0.jpg
"Wow, you really jumped high that time, Gheorghe"

-Jason "why didn't anybody ever sign the real Giant?" Evans

http://www.dutchsavage.com/photogallery/andresnukalarge.jpg