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Drbio
05-12-2002, 07:56 PM
Mike Dunleavy will pull out of the draft and return to Duke for his senior year if the Clippers get one of the top picks in the upcoming draft. I hate to read crap like this because it tells me he is a baby, but on the other hand...I can't blame him a bit either. What do you guys think?



here is a
link. (http://espn.go.com/nba/news/2002/0512/1381612.html)

Bayliss
05-12-2002, 08:00 PM
Looking at the thread I thought you were talking about Coach Dunleavy. I couldn't blame him from wanting to stay away from the Clippers. After all, who would want to coach them?

As for the Duke player. This scenario reminds me of Steve Francis. Francis is/was an ass. Dunleavy doesn't have to join him.

DTL
05-12-2002, 08:16 PM
it's very disappointing to see these players wanting to join the League and yet have no respect for the integrity of the draft, which's an integral part of the system. Why don't they just demand a championship ring or something like that as part of the signing bonus?

Drbio
05-12-2002, 08:25 PM
It reminded me of John Elway. He bitched and moaned about where he was drafted as well.

MavKikiNYC
05-12-2002, 08:55 PM
If Dunleavy could be anything at all to the Mavericks what Elway was to the Broncos, swing a deal......

I think he's just playing hard ball, exploring every option, trying to drive up his value and make the best situation for himself.

Kinda the opposite of what owners and GMs do when they poormouth a player or pretend not to be interested so as to limit his market value or draft position.

I think there's a chance Dunleavy goes back to Duke.

Hales233
05-12-2002, 08:55 PM
i've always said elway was/is a crybaby.

Drbio
05-12-2002, 08:59 PM
I agree with the Hales...but I wish you would give me a heads up on that other issue.

MFFL
05-12-2002, 09:50 PM
Why is Dunleavy worried. Nobody plays for the Clippers more than their first four years anyway. Then he will be a free agent and can go where he likes.

Mavs4Fin
05-13-2002, 02:03 AM
No offense but the Duke system is nothing like the Clippers. He probably knows he wont get any PT, and he is no shooter like Pike so he probably feels like he would be out of place on that team.

David
05-13-2002, 05:55 AM
Perhaps he doesn't want to associate with the gangsta element. Or maybe he doesn't want to go to a team that has an official team bong on sale at the memorabilia shop.(I made that part up. i/expressions/face-icon-small-blush.gif)

Mavs4Fin
05-13-2002, 08:30 AM
<< Perhaps he doesn't want to associate with the gangsta element. Or maybe he doesn't want to go to a team that has an official team bong on sale at the memorabilia shop.(I made that part up. ) >>



I can tell you made that up, he might feel he is out of place because they simply do not need another player like him. Another thing is that he is white(that's no offense to anyone) and may feel out of place, especially when everyone is black. Who would he hang out with? Pike? Maybe, if he is on the team next year. He is used to playing alot at Duke, who's spot or minutes will he take on the Clippers? Q, no way? Maggette, no way? Miles, no way? It would be wise for him to go back to school, if the Clippers do get a high pick.

By the way David, I have been to the team shop, they do not have a team bong there. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Dooby
05-13-2002, 10:51 AM
It is one thing to pull out of a draft before being drafted because you don't like a potential team; it something else all together to bitch and moan about the team that drafted you and demand a trade, a la Steve Francis and John Elway and don't forget that Kobe said he wouldn't play for anybody but the Lakers.

In my mind, one destroys the integrity of the draft, while the other is a legitimate exercise of one's leverage.

This doesn't bother me one bit.

David
05-13-2002, 05:02 PM
<< By the way David, I have been to the team shop, they do not have a team bong there. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif >>



From what I understand, it's a bong/hooka gift set with &quot;an&quot; silouette of Odom similar to the Jerry West outline on the NBA symbol plus a Clippers logo. Gaudy, yet tasteful. In Clipps team colors. You have to ask the guy at the counter.

MFFL
05-13-2002, 05:53 PM
<< From what I understand, it's a bong/hooka gift set with &quot;an&quot; silouette of Odom similar to the Jerry West outline on the NBA symbol plus a Clippers logo. Gaudy, yet tasteful. In Clipps team colors. You have to ask the guy at the counter. >>



David knows his Clipper lore.

Drbio
05-13-2002, 05:56 PM
and his bongs....

Mavs4Fin
05-13-2002, 06:51 PM
So, you asked him? You not puffing and passing are you David? i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Drbio
05-13-2002, 06:54 PM
puffing? Yes.

Passing? No.

i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

Mavs4Fin
05-13-2002, 07:15 PM
LOL DrBio

David
05-13-2002, 07:47 PM
I have the Lamar Odom autographed model. I'm looking into getting the Blazers father/son set. Buy two and get a free one hitter.

Drbio
05-13-2002, 07:48 PM
David- LOL!!!!!!!!

Mavs4Fin
05-13-2002, 07:51 PM
David, you should come out with your own model since you need so many and use them so frequently!! i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

Drbio
05-13-2002, 07:52 PM
I think when you buy the Blazers father/son kit you get a free Shawn Kemp home pregnancy kit complete with the hard to find booklet entitled, &quot;Condoms are overrated&quot;. Better hurry...it's for a limited time only.

MFFL
05-13-2002, 11:09 PM
<< I have the Lamar Odom autographed model. I'm looking into getting the Blazers father/son set. Buy two and get a free one hitter. >>



LOL - funny stuff

David
05-14-2002, 05:51 AM
<< I think when you buy the Blazers father/son kit you get a free Shawn Kemp home pregnancy kit complete with the hard to find booklet entitled, &quot;Condoms are overrated&quot;. Better hurry...it's for a limited time only. >>



That one comes with free NBA money(it's OK to be washed up)so you can pay all the child support. Coke spoons are sold separately.