OT Luka Doncic

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  1. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    Following in the anhedonia theme of another thread, I wish I didn't hate Luka Doncic, but I do. Part of it is that he went to Dallas. If he was on the Kings, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't hate him (I might even pity him), but why the fuck did THAT fucking franchise land him? How could THREE teams be so stupid as to pass on him, and why couldn't some other team offer more to one of them to move up? (I guess the Suns might get a pass just because I think playing Booker with Doncic would stunt one or both of them's game, and the Rockets always got a pass for taking Olajuwon over Jordan - even though Doncic is a lot closer to Jordan than Ayton is to Olajuwon.) But why does he have to be so young? He's already better than Dame (there, I said it) and he's got a game that doesn't depend on athleticism, so we could be looking at 14 or 15 more years of him. It's like being a Jordan-hater in the 90s.

    Fucking Vlade Divac. I have a sneaking suspicion this is some leftover-from-the-Baltic-Wars shit deep down.
     
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    I dont think he’s better than Dame yet, but he’s got a better coach and a lot better surrounding cast.
     
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    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    BTW, this is what prompted this particular outburst:
     
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    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    Larry Bird savvy and confidence. His start and stop is amazing and he's always looking for a straight line drive to the hoop.
    Fun to watch a basketball junkie excel.
     
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    Mr. Robot Well-Known Member

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    if he stays healthy throughout his career, doncic will become one of the greats, like at least top 10 of all time, hes that talented

    dame wont be nowhere near that...
     
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    I agree, but right now today. I dont think Luka’s better. Its close though.
     
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    Mr. Robot Well-Known Member

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    it doesnt matter whos better today, doncic is 21, dame is 30

    that kid made their offense the most efficient ever, think about that

    i mean, god gave him everything, he doesnt have athleticism, but apparently he doesnt need it lol
     
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    And Dame doesn't give a shit what you think which I love.
     
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    It matters in the context of what I said originally though, in that I dont think he’s better than dame, “yet”. Look at the talent on that roster though, its built way better than Portlands.
     
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    my brother, i love dame the player and even more dame the person and i appreciate everything about him

    saying doncic will end up as top 10 of all time, while dame wont, isnt shitting on dame, its just stating a fact
     
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    BlayZa Misbehaving responsibly

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    Luka is 21.

    the kid is something very special.
     
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    im not even sure it was planned

    they trade up to get doncic, but they lucked into porzingis and hardaway jr... perhaps they wanted porzingis, but im not sure they originally wanted hardaway jr, but they got him too... two moves and just like that, they created future contender
     
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    Fucking Vlade Divac. I have a sneaking suspicion this is some leftover-from-the-Baltic-Wars shit deep down

    What are excuses for non-Serbian Suns’ GM? Why target Vlad Divac?
     
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    Can we at least wait until Doncic wins a play-off series before these claims?
     
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    deandre ayton went to college in arizona, was 1st pick, so they went with it, thats what everybody wanted

    he can become great, but doncic is generational player... we passed on michael jordan, phoenix, sacramento and atlanta passed on doncic

    shit happens
     
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    you dont have to wait for anything, you just need healthy eyes

    he will probably force favorites for the chip into game 7, all that while being only 21 in his second season

    thats saying something (everything)

    he won todays game without porzingis while not being 100% fit
     
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    correction, it's stating an opinion and to say that Dame is NOWHERE close is shitting on Lillard.
     
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    technically, yes, its an opinion, but to do what luka doncic is doing at the age of 21, thats greatness in the making

    do you think dame lillard will be close to the top 10 of all time when its all said and done
     
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