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lsutigers1992
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
Duke boosters might have to get him a second house.

Of course, clowns like Vitale would tell you if he went back that Duke was a clean program and he’d be getting nothing under the table while simultaneously blaming 9-11 on Will Wade.


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Walking the Earth
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
I can get used to a world where the New Orleans Pelicans make everybody in sports media consistently lose their shite.


ProfFrink
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
They are pulling for him to pull an Eli as well. Killing them that New Orleans might need to get major coverage next year

Embrace the hate


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dawgfan24348
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
Hence why I said it's hypocritical anyway was a dig at ESPN


WestCoastAg
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
The price for that is more of

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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
I have no idea why anyone would want to go to a big market. Cities that big usually suck arse in terms of media treatment. If he went to NYK and wasn’t just fantastic they would shite on him.



Walking the Earth
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
In a span of two months, the New Orleans Pelicans have snuffed the hopes and dreams of the two largest NBA markets.

I'm not complaining.


WestCoastAg
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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n a span of two months, the New Orleans Pelicans have snuffed the hopes and dreams of the two largest NBA markets.
the Lakers themselves played a much bigger role than anything NOLA did


Dr RC
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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Other than Steve Francis I can't think of anyone that's really made this threat or acted upon it


Jim Jackson refused to suit up for the Mavericks for the bulk of his rookie year b/c then owner Don Carter wanted him to sign a deal for less than what the 1st round 4th pick rookie scale was at the time.

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On how his contract dispute and subsequent holdout that kept him away from all but 28 games his rookie season impacted his start in Dallas:

“It impacted it, I think, perception-wise. You have to really think about this … I’ll give you a good story. I’m the fourth pick, and at the time, it was a market set. So you got Shaquille O’Neal goes No. 1, Alonzo Mourning as No 2, and Christian Laettner as No. 3. So the market is already set. So here’s my window—at six years, I signed a $21 million deal, so Christian was at like 25 or 24 [million], so my market was between 21 and 25 [million]. That’s where it was at. So when I got drafted, and they tried to offer me a deal that was about what the eighth pick got. So Donald Carter came to Columbus in the big plane, and picked me up, and we were flying over Columbus, and he says, ‘Well Jimmy, I don’t think we should pay a guard this much money, because Randy White and Doug Smith didn’t really work out’

“And I said, ‘Mr. Carter, no disrespect,’ I said, ‘But that’s not my fault that they didn’t work out.’ I said, ‘Now, I’m the fourth pick. I’m not going to ask for anything more, but I’m not going to take less than what my market value is,’ and I said, ‘So if you don’t want to pay me what the fourth pick is, I understand. Trade the pick, but if not, I’m not coming in for anything less than that,’ because, you’ve got to think about it. I’m going to be selfish here. If I don’t sign for them, then later on, it hurts me on in my renegotiations. And it also hurts the fourth pick next year behind me, because I went below market value, which would have been Jamaal. So there’s a lot of factors going on, and my agent, honestly, left it up to me. Mr. Carter came in and said, ‘We’ve got a million-dollar signing bonus for you.’ I’m 22 years old, and I said, ‘You know what, Mr. Carter, I’ve never had a million dollars, so I don’t know what I’m missing, but I know if I shortchange myself, it’s going to hurt me longer in my career, so I’m going to go back to school. I’ll be in Columbus. If you want to do a deal, fine. If not, that’s where I’ll be.’

“I went back, and I was going to start taking classes, but my agent told me to hold out just in case something happened. Now, also, I had a lawsuit against the Mavericks and against—which people really don’t know about—against the NBA. Because David Stern came in and said, ‘You’ve got to stop paying these rookies these long-term and high-priced deals.’ Well, that’s collusion, and you can’t do that. You can’t tell an owner what to do. We got wind of it, got the players’ association and said, ‘Here’s what’s happened.’ So finally, the Mavericks came in and signed me. You know, they’re hugging and kissing and ‘hey, we’re so glad,’ but it was because of the lawsuit. Because they would have to pay me double what a Cleveland offer would be, so they came in and paid me everything for 28 games, and that’s the reason why, so there’s always an underlying story to what it is. It wasn’t as simple as two sides coming together. The lawsuit kind of trumped everything.”


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boom roasted
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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the Lakers themselves played a much bigger role than anything NOLA did

History is written by the victors.


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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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 a span of two months, the New Orleans Pelicans have snuffed the hopes and dreams of the two largest NBA markets. 

I'm not complaining.


huh? one of them is taking the best player you've ever had.

lmao some of you are so frickin dumb


lsutigers1992
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Member since Mar 2006
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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I have no idea why anyone would want to go to a big market. Cities that big usually suck arse in terms of media treatment. If he went to NYK and wasn’t just fantastic they would shite on him.


BUT IT’S THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS!

I mean, where else can you get a fresh bagel at 3 AM on a Wednesday?


WestCoastAg
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
are people on here honestly trying to act like NYC isnt the greatest city in the world?


boom roasted
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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lmao some of you are so frickin dumb

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posted by Mr Perfect
self-awareness skills = 0


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boom roasted
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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are people on here honestly trying to act like NYC isnt the greatest city in the world?

You ever been to Baton Rouge?
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WestCoastAg
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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lsutigers1992
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
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are people on here honestly trying to act like NYC isnt the greatest city in the world?


Lots of people don’t want to live there. That life gets old quick when you’re there 24-7.


WestCoastAg
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re: Speculation that Zion could return to Duke to get out of playing in NOLA
ok


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