Caleb Swanigan: not in game shape

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  1. riverman

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    He has a guy in his hometown who motivated him to get it together before...one guy I think basically raised him as a young teen.....I believe he has options but why should the Blazers intervene for someone busted with pot who's become obese? He's not doing what Delonte West did...he drives a car...has money. Maybe the players association could reach out to him but they'd have to have a better reason than obesity and pot. I assume he suffers depression but I really don't know this. He could also just be lazy.
     
  2. jlprk

    jlprk The ESPN mod is insane.

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    Have you done the science? I never knew any who craved sugar or snacks. That's a stereotype to turn into comedy the incarceration of tens of millions of Americans.

    You don't know a lot.
     
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    I hope someone from the team reaches out to him.
     
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    can’t help someone that doesn’t want it.

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    Hes in game shape.

    ..............for Football.
     
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    Damn he went full Felton. You never go full Felton
     
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    Dame knows him, he has the ability to reach out and help the kid get on track. Going down the dark road makes you wonder what that entails but like I said, Biggie has plenty of people he can reach out to. I think it's fair to ask how somone could balloon from NBA shape to that size in such a short time....usually takes people years to put on those type of pounds. He last posted the white powder and baggie on his table and now this picture is the first we've seen since then.......Dame would be lying if he didn't find it shocking himself I'd say.
     
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    Dame was absolutely right in his response. That post was not "real concern", it was mocking, but they tried to come with the prayer hands like they cared.
     
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    Good point....I would hope as his friend Dame would reach out beyond twitter about it. If the kid were my friend I sure would
     
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    This is one of the saddest threads I've seen on s2.

    I hope he finds the help he needs. I have my own pontifications about why this happened, but they don't really matter.
     
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    The whole Blazers team should reach out, it should be coming from Jody Allen, Neil Olshey, Chris McGowan not just Dame or the players. I hope he gets help.
     
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    He's no longer an employee of the team. They have about as much obligation to reach out to him as does every fan who received entertainment value from watching him play. So, if you feel the team should be reaching out, then you should be, too. Practice what you preach.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    You're all heart.
     
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    thats one way of putting it
     
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    Note that I didn't say the team shouldn't reach out, rather that the keyboard warriors should reach out. Otherwise, they're hypocrites.

    Judging other people's or entity's moral standing without doing anything certainly isn't heart. I call bullshit where I see it.
     
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    the only keyboard warrior in this thread is you.

    aren't you tough
     
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    No kidding. For a split second, I thought I was looking at Warren Sapp.
     
  20. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening!

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    My thoughts exactly

    His story was how ball helped him stay healthy
    Bounced around the league and never stuck

    I wish he would keep that mentality cause it obviously wasn’t incorrect and being an NBA superstar shouldn’t be the barometer for his success. He could have gone overseas... Maybe still could if he wanted to. Who knows man... Wild... We’ve seen “it” happen with others before. Like Barkley at the playground in space jam...

    Now as someone who is out of shape himself and could stand to be more of a “gym rat” - I don’t have a leg to stand on really... Just hope he’s well mentally and physically.
     

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