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Jason Smith Sucks at Hazing Rookies and Jrue will be Great


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“Jrue was always the opposite of that,” Smith remembered. “Anything we asked him to do for rookie duty, he would do it with no hesitation. One time we told him he had to wear a Dora the Explorer backpack. He was like, ‘Alright, let’s do it.’ ”


It's actually a pretty good article on how awesome Holiday is and will be.

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The 2009-10 Philadelphia 76ers instituted a rule that practice couldn’t end until one of the team’s rookies made a left-handed layup. Seemingly ambidextrous on a basketball court, the task came so easily for Jrue Holiday that 76ers coaches quickly changed the requirement, forcing Holiday to instead sink a left-handed free throw. That, too, was mastered rapidly by the natural righty. Eventually Philadelphia’s practices concluded once Holiday drained a left-handed NBA three-pointer, but it didn’t take long for the 19-year-old to start swishing those with regularity as well.

“Jrue always had that attitude of ‘Give me a challenge. I’ll conquer it,’ ” remembered New Orleans Pelicans center/forward Jason Smith, a teammate of Holiday’s on those ’09-10 Sixers. “It was that type of mentality that allowed Jrue to gain the respect of the players and the coaching staff.”

... Smith has long been a major supporter of Holiday. In fact, prior to New Orleans’ 2010-11 season, Smith listed Holiday as the NBA’s most underrated player in a team questionnaire. Smith’s description of Holiday back then: “He’s so explosive athletically. He takes his time and is great with either hand. He has lots and lots of potential. If he continues to work hard, he’s going to be an amazing player in the future of the NBA.”

In I-told-you-so fashion, the 7-footer now crows about his prediction from three years ago.

“I said to you that he’d be an All-Star one of these years,” Smith good-naturedly reminded. “Last year he was an All-Star. He’s shown that if you work hard at something, anything is attainable.”

... “Having the type of success he had, people just loved him,” Smith said. “With Philly he was giving back to the community constantly. He was happy to do any and every appearance they asked of him. He’s such a personable guy on the court, as well as off the court. That’s why I was very surprised to see Philadelphia let him go, but I’m very, very happy to see him come to New Orleans. It’s going to be exciting to see him as a Pelican next year.”

Smith also views Holiday as a player who will quickly embrace the approach of fourth-year head coach Monty Williams. During stops in Portland and New Orleans, Williams has been instrumental in the development of numerous young players. With Holiday, the Pelicans have a player who has repeatedly demonstrated an eagerness to improve.

Smith: “I know the type of player Jrue is and the type of personality he has. He’s such a great person on and off the court. It’s going to be a great match not only for our team, but I think Coach Williams is going to love him as well. Jrue’s attitude is, ‘Give me more. I can handle it.’ I know Coach Monty will continue to challenge him. It’s just going to continue to make him an even better player.”

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Broski
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Is the "Dora backup" like a streamlined NBA rookie hazing tactic?

We did that same shite to Adam Haluska back in 07.






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tehchampion140
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The 2009-10 Philadelphia 76ers instituted a rule that practice couldn’t end until one of the team’s rookies made a left-handed layup.


They would be so fricked if they had Rivers.
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Seemingly ambidextrous on a basketball court, the task came so easily for Jrue Holiday that 76ers coaches quickly changed the requirement, forcing Holiday to instead sink a left-handed free throw.

They would be REALLY fricked if they had Rivers.



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touchdownjeebus
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I am so stoked having Jrue on this team. He has already been a breathe of fresh air, smiling, enjoying the moment.

Here is a kid, married to an Olympic medal winning soccer player, signing a nice contract, coming to an up and coming team, and a city busting at the seams with opportunity and excitement, and he gets it.

Hey cornerstone, you REALLY aren't the face now.






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MrBlue105
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Smith is too close to being a scrub to do anything funny. Is making a left handed layup or FT shot so hard when you are a professional guard?


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tehchampion140
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Hey cornerstone, you REALLY aren't the face now.


Thread has nothing to do with Gordon. Makes it about Gordon anyway.






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touchdownjeebus
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Yep





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DustyRhodes85
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Jesus dude....you completely missed the point of this thread

GD negativity....

I'm so pumped for what Jrue will bring to this franchise...it's good to be a Pelican fan right now!!

ETA: :inb4sunshinepumper:



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ScoopAndScore
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76ers instituted a rule that practice couldn’t end until one of the team’s rookies made a left-handed layup.

Seriously though, for an NBA team this a pretty lame hazing "rule". Or maybe an indicator of how bad basic basketball skils have eroded away.






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Brageous
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One of the worst posters on the entire site. That dude sucks.





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Jester
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In Atodaso fashion, the 7-footer now crows about his prediction from three years ago.


Fixed






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drake20
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Seriously though, for an NBA team this a pretty lame hazing "rule". Or maybe an indicator of how bad basic basketball skils have eroded away.


what I was thinking

...nice read though. Holiday






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touchdownjeebus
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TigerinATL
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Bump for the day crew





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QJenk
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Seriously a left handed lay up. I can do that In my sleep. Will ?the 76ers sign me?





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