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Shaq - Mental Giant?

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by kinch, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    On Sportscenter Shaq was asked, "If Kobe Bryant called you an your cell phone right now what would you say to him?"

    Shaq's reply:

    "I don’t have a cell phone, because people that I’m connected with I’m connected with. All you gotta do is think, and I’ll call you. I don’t have a cell phone.

    And that’s the problem with the Diesel. I’m technologically more advanced than you are. My thought process begins where the regular human apexes at."

    Funny stuff. . .
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    hes a funny guy. and now i can actually appreciate his humor now that hes not a damn laker.

    but he still travels and commits an offensive foul EVERY TIME he touches the ball.
  3. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    Human apexes? WTF? He says a lot, but more often than not it doesn't make sense. I did like the "That's physics...that's math" routine from a few weeks ago though.
  4. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    He also mentioned that he didn't have time to think about Kobe because he was writing law papers and studying statistics for his masters.

    Of course, they shouldn't take him that long, due to his super-apex-mind.
  5. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    I thought that interview was funny as hell. Everytime he was asked about Kobe he would scatch his face or his head. Anyone remember the Sienfeld episode where Jerry tells Elaine the higher up on the face you touch when asked about a relationship the bigger the problems are. :lol:
  6. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    well said!!
  7. For what it's worth, many of the GREAT centers in NBA history have an odd side to them.

    probably more as well...
  8. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    Moses Malone...

    They were mostly a different breed, BB :)
  9. No doubt Bucklion, good list.

    what is it about the big men that they seem to be that way?
  10. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    Yeah I don't know BB, but it sure seems like they were all a little different...and nearly every team had one back in the "glory days".
  11. sigh, those were the days...some amazing match-ups
  12. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    BB...Yep, I grew up watching the NBA, because back then they were about the only sporting events on TV you could get during the week. Too bad the league has degenerated...they had it at one point where the NFL is today.
  13. yes, they sure did.

    I watched it with a passion...though always I rebel, I tried to pattern myself after the Pistol(he was far better, lol)
    I was just remebering yesterday, the old ABA ball and the influence that league had on the NBA...

    higher salaries
    more flamboyance

    probably others as well....
  14. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    Yes, the thunder dunk for one. If I remember my history correctly, dunking was illegal in the NBA for a period, but with the assimilation of Dr. J and the oncoming of David Thompson and DD, the dunk became an integral part of the excitement of the game (back then, of course, dunks were performed within the flow of the offense, not every single play).

    The ABA also brought a more wide-open attack to the NBA franchises, setting the stage for the modern small forward/finisher especially, and also the advent of the large dependence on the "shooting guard" specialist.

    Oh, and there was no one like the one.

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