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First NBA game I've watched this year. Greivis is running shit right now.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
GV leading the way
Greivis Vasquez makes 3-foot two point shot (Robin Lopez assists) 92-100
3:23 92-100 Steve Nash shooting foul (Greivis Vasquez draws the foul)
3:23 Greivis Vasquez makes free throw 1 of 1 93-100
3:06 93-100 Kobe Bryant misses 27-foot three point jumper
3:05 Greivis Vasquez defensive rebound 93-100
3:00 Ryan Anderson makes 26-foot three point jumper (Greivis Vasquez assists)
omg the floater
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
There's that beautiful, beautiful runner.
I mean, fuck you Steve Nash - but whatever. You can't take away that GV floater. Just sick.
This post was edited by macterp 15 months ago
15 points, 15 assists (1 to), 5 boards, +15 (team high)
Austin Rivers playing 23 minutes let the Lakers build up that lead
This post was edited by oral_terpitude 15 months ago
and yet according to the genius fans on hornetsreports hes the reason they lost, I seriously don't think they understand the concept of assists.
GRIEVIS ON FRONT PAGE OF ESPN!!!
They are retarded. Look at this...
"Guys no! Vasquez had a great game! He scored 15 points and had 15 assists! Never mind his hero ball at the end, passing up Eric Gordon like 5 times where he was wide open. That doesn't matter. He filled up the stat sheet! Done with this dude. He loves to take the big shot, and he misses it more often than not. "
wtf is hero ball? GV shot 7-16, it's not like he was chucking it up carelessly. GV assisted Gordon on 12 of his team high 25 points but apparently Gordon isn't getting the ball enough.
Maybe I'm crazy but part of me thinks it's because he's not black. He doesn't look like an NBA starter and I think a lot of them can't get past that. I'm not saying they are racist, just that they have an expectation of what a quality player looks like physically, and he doesn't fit it.
I doubt that. Ryan Anderson fails a look test, and it looks like he gets a lot of love.. I dont really blame them. If I traded the best PG of our generation for Gordon, I'd be casting a lot of expectations on him too. The injury bit doesn't help the cause much, either.
This post was edited by Soundsnice 15 months ago
True but Anderson is pretty much a 3pt specialist at this point, they don't rely on/expect anything else from him.
Now several posters over there are saying Rivers should be the starting PG because GV, apparently, doesn't like passing to Gordon.
Trade him to a real team, then, and let HOF Austin Rivers run the show.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
How many assists a game would Greivis average per game for the Miami Heat? 15?
This post was edited by srterp 15 months ago
I'm sure it'd be tough to have 7 backdoor lobs to LeBron every game!
His game is also awkward in that it doesn't look like an NBA game. That mid-range half hook and floater thing. his herky-jerky shoulder shots.
It took MD fans a long time to come around too. I think there are probably dozens of reasons to be skeptical about his game until you've seen it long enough to realize it works.
I suspect I came around so quickly on him because one of my best friends growing up played like that. It took me a long time to realize he was much better than me because of how awkward it looked. But it was impossible to stop him - much like GV.
Everyone always makes this mistake. People think you can just stick a pure point into the middle of a loaded lineup and he instantly becomes this massive stat machine. If the Miami Heat are running out a lineup with Wade/Lebron/Bosh/Vasquez, the ball will be in Vasquez's hand for approximately 75 seconds a game. You have to be an elite guard to put up big assist numbers on a good team.
austin rivers is the most overrated basketball player in the history of bball.
Austin Rivers made millions from that 3 he hit against UNC. NBA GMs are so stupid sometimes.
He's actually the worst player in the NBA by Win Shares. He's at -1.3.
He also ranks highly on the unlikable factor
they're all over greivis for playing hero ball, so instead they want gordon and rivers dominating the ball. makes sense!
Serious question: Has a player who wasn't really a PG in college ever made a successful transition to PG in the NBA? I can't think of any. Yet it seems like every year, draft analysts wonder if certain undersized guards can "make the transition to the point".
Fun fact: Rivers had more turnovers than assists in his college career.
Russell Westbrook? He played some point at UCLA but was primarily a SG. He played PG some in HS and some in college so probably proves your point.
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