Ooops! Wrong About That Guy

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  1. Pinwheel1

    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but no not Ronnie.

    Not Audie either.

    Thanks

    Edit: Ok I figured it out. I was way off. Wrong decade. The guy I was trying to remember was
    Dontonio Wingfield. Wrong about his talent too
     
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    He was suppose to be Klay Thompson before Klay Thompson happened.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Larue Martin
    Anybody remember him?
     
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    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    He was the guy drafted ahead of Bob McAdoo and Dr. J.

    Ooops!


    However....

    The Portland Trail Blazers made Martin the first overall pick in the 1972 NBA Draft. Martin was also the No. three pick of the American Basketball Association draft by the Dallas Chaparrals.[14][15]

    The 1972 NBA draft may have been controversially influenced. Chones had signed with the New York Nets of the ABA. It was rumored that North Carolina star Bob McAdoo, the unquestioned best available player available in the draft, had signed with the Virginia Squires of the rival American Basketball Association after a "secret" ABA draft took place, in which names of those drafted were not make public. Reportedly, NBA Commissioner Walter Kennedy advised NBA teams not to draft McAdoo.[16] Other reports were that a contract was signed and voided, because McAdoo was too young to have signed it and the NBA Buffalo Braves somehow knew this.[17] Yet another story was that the Portland negotiated with McAdoo on the eve of the draft but could not meet his demands.[8] Later, McAdoo was noted as the No. 1 pick of the 1972 American Basketball Association Draft.

    Buffalo chose McAdoo with the pick behind Martin. The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Julius Erving with the No. 12 pick, but he was already playing in the ABA and remained with the Virginia Squires.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaRue_Martin
     
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    Why did Philadelphia get Erving rather than the Bucks?
     
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    Linton Townes - pure, sweet shooter!
     
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    Shareef Abdur-Rahim. I asked Rice what he thought about my fellow Cal Bear, he said Reef would be a star.
     
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    lol, my wife actually worked with him at Chicago Title after he retired from the NBA. Met him a couple times at a few different functions. Very nice guy and pretty humble but just not an NBA level player unfortunately.
     
  10. riverman

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    He's still really good in the 3 ball league today...looks like a short Dick Gregory
     
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    I thought Gary Trent would have the career that Zach Randolph ended up having.
     
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    I don't know if anyone has mentioned it yet but Greg fucking Oden falls directly under this category
     
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    Read the original post, it says Oden doesn't count, lol.
     

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