Re: Why Lonzo Ball isn't the surefire NBA superstar people seem to think he is


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Posted by TrumpyMcTrump on February 02, 2017 at 01:06:43:

In Reply to: Re: Why Lonzo Ball isn't the surefire NBA superstar people seem to think he is posted by haters on February 01, 2017 at 18:04:00:

: : : : http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/why-lonzo-ball-isnt-the-surefire-nba-superstar-people-seem-to-think-he-is/

: : : The writer is a Buckley grad, so he does have experience with being overrated.

: : #1 pick?

: wtf. how'd this guy get a writing gig at CBS? what a joke!

: That being said, I don't know that anybody sees Ball, or any of the high draft picks, as franchise-altering players. There is no Embiid or Towns in the draft. And, even with Towns, he hasn't exactly changed that franchise, even with help from Wiggins, Lavine, etc. If Embiid was healthy, and playing 35 minutes every game, 76ers would be a playoff team. That's franchise altering.

You guys are idiots. That was a brilliantly written article. You may not agree with the conclusion, but the writer knows the NBA game and has written a cogent, thoughtful piece which is no doubt way beyond the comprehension of those who need to engage instead in ad hominem attacks, rather than intelligent debate.

And how does he get the gig? Just like Mike Bresnahan (Buckley grad and former LA Times sports writer who covered the Lakers for a dozen years, now an analyst for Spectrum Sports.net), by doing what competent, professional sports writers do: By writing about and carefully observing the athletes who play the sport. And by having degrees in journalism, which I guess makes them professionals, and you guys....well, amateurs.


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