re: Dame - “He’s Gonna Be One of the Richest Players in NBA History, With Zero Titles.

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  1. chris_in_pdx

    chris_in_pdx OLD SCHOOL

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    I will say this: Dame wants to be the greatest Blazer ever, and in my opinion he is neck-and-neck with that traitor Drexler for 2nd place. But Bill Walton either got lucky with the right team and the right coach and won a chip in '77, or had perhaps the greatest, most dominate stretch between Fall of 76 and Spring of 78 an NBA Center ever had (probably some of both).. but Walton has three things Dame doesnt have and might need to take the mantle from the Redhead Hippie: a ring, a league MVP, and a Finals MVP. I hope Dame gets at least one of those.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    And thats the thing.

    Had he left the money on the table and witched teams... He looks like a durant. Had to go elsewhere to win rings with better players. No respect for that.

    So the guys an idiot. Dame does it the right way. It just gets blasted because its so rare.
     
  3. Binx

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    Yikes. Did Lillard actually say, “If I’m forgotten I’ll be a rich forgotten mf.”

    Not very classy, Dame.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Hes on record as saying titles arent the biggest thing to him. And he also has shown loyalty and honor are big to him. And he is a rich motherfucker. Lol. The whole world knows it.

    Hes got a lot of cache built up to say that hes rich. Because he is. I dont have a fault in him saying it. Kind of sound like he said it to make sharpe sound even dumber. Which is true.

    Titles arent everything.
     
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  5. riverman

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    Safe to say Shannon just ain't that Sharpe!
     
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    What's wrong with that?
     
  7. Binx

    Binx Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like he only cares about the money, for one thing. It’s also strange to hear him call himself a ”motherfucker,” since he is the face of the franchise and has such a clean cut image.
     
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    It doesn't sound like that at all to me. Sounds like he knows who he is and what he stands for and it's whether or not he is forgotten isn't really up to him beyond that.
     
  9. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Just don't be giving the Dame statue one of your famous reach arounds.
     
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    Remember when being a journalist actually meant reporting on things that matter? 24 hour news has really ruined news. Now they have to fill voids with morons who try to stir shit up by creating controversy whether it is true, pertinent or don't care, just as long as it gets ratings.
    I didnt have a problem with Drexler chasing a ring he gave everything he had to Portland when he was here and left in the twilight of his career.
    I do not think Dame will get League MVP just because there are a few players better then him in the league and we all know it is about who sells the most jerseys then it is about being the most valuable player. If the Blazer organization cant get the players around him to win or don't try then I could see him leaving. As it stands right now that does not look like the case. He will just have to settle for finals MVP.
    What should have been reported on is the fact that this is the end of our rebuild years from when Lamucus, and Matthews left and how he took a team that should have been a cellar/lottery team for 4 years and forced it to win. That is what should have been reported on for years but no one has even made a peep about it.
     
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    I watch the show and Shannon was always complementary towards Dame and CJ. He's dead wrong with this, but he was triggered by Dame quote about Jordan, and himself as biggest LBJ fan in the world has to create some discussion with Skip.
     
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    Who cares what clown Shannon Sharpe says, Dame will be a legend in Rip City
     
  13. BlayZa

    BlayZa Misbehaving responsibly

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    journalism is dead

    its just soundbites and headline statements now, and nothing sells like stupid shit.
     
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  14. ABM

    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    He's a rapper. Prolly goes with the turritory.
     
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    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    What did Dame say about Jordan?
     
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    I agree it's not his typical response but I think we know Dame better than that by now. He definitely cares about winning but winning the right way. He's responding to criticism about him being both "rich" and "forgotten" and his response seems to be saying well if that happens it happens but I'm not going to change. At the end of the day it's just another thing to motivate him.

    I remember Kevin Garnett, Charles Barkley, Ewing, Malone and Stockton... Sharpe is wrong about being forgotten just like he was wrong about Dame never taking less.

    Right now Dame has just as many rings as Harden, Chris Paul, Westbrook, PG13 and AD who have decided they need to team up with other stars, or go to a large market, or go back home, or all three, in order to win. If some of them never win a ring I suppose they'll be forgotten too even though they chose different routes.
     
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    noknobs Well-Known Member

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    That he probably didn't go out searching to get guys to come join him.
     
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    dviss1 Emcee Referee

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    Lol. He's black. It's not strange at all.

     
  19. joeBlazers

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    The Spurs/Lakers/Warrior dynasty have made sure there are tons of guys who have accumulated fortunes without titles. Guys like Chris Webber, Westbrook, Paul, Harden, Mike Conley, Melo, ...
    How about those guys in the East who never played with LeBron?
    It is unfortunate, but there is only a handful of players who actually win an NBA Title.
     
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    But Kevin Garnett won a title.
     

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